Ford slowly sped up the car production line until workers couldn’t cope. Unions were formed with the agreement that production line speeds couldn’t be altered unless agreed upon.
To help airline passengers deal with travel anxiety, San Francisco International Airport has hired the nation’s first airport therapy pig. LiLou wears costumes and performs tricks to help travelers calm down before boarding their flights.
In 1961, Fidel Castro closed Cuban schools for a whole year and formed teachers into a “literacy army” with the goal to eradicate illiteracy. By the end of the year, 707,212 previously illiterate people had learned how to read.
A daycare in Israel had an issue of parents picking kids up late and decided to start punishing the parents by making them pay a fine. Surprisingly, the opposite effect occurred and more parents started leaving there kids at the daycare and picking them up late.
Lawrence John Ripple robbed a bank and then waited in the lobby, later telling the investigators he’d rather be in jail than with his wife.
Anyone from Canada can order a portrait of The Queen and have it shipped to them for free.
Your eye’s pupil got its name from Latin “Pupilla”, which means little doll. Because that’s what you see when you look into someones pupil, the little doll version of yourself.
An artist edited together 1000s of scenes of clocks and watches from movies and TV shows into one 24-hour movie – which itself functions as a working clock.
Neutron stars can spin at a rate of 600 rotations per second.
Mathematician John Edmund Kerrich passed his time in Nazi captivity by flipping a coin 10,000 times. The total percentage of heads and tails flips varied wildly at first but gradually converged around 50/50, providing a demonstration of the Law of Large Numbers.