The screams of those being gassed during the Holocaust were so disturbing that in order to stifle them, SS Officers would rev motorcycles as far as they would go. This proved to be futile, so they built gas chambers offsite.
Whites used to pay to throw balls at blacks at the circus. They were called “African Dodgers.”
The first air-to-air combat attempts were made by throwing bricks and grenades from plane to plane during WWI.
Leonardo DiCaprio has never done drugs and had to get taught how to play being high by drug experts.
In Japan they have lactation bars offering human breast milk. 2,000 (18$ USD) yen gets you a shot and 5,000 (46$ USD) yen gets you the nipple.
Now believed to be lost forever, the first ever 3D feature film was released in Los Angeles in 1922.
The French mathematician, Abraham de Moivre, predicted the date of his own death by noticing he slept an extra 15 minutes each day.
Yasuke, a 16th century African who traveled to Japan as a slave, caused such a sensation that a powerful warlord wished to see him. He thought his black skin was paint and ordered it to be scrubbed. However, they became friends and Yasuke was later given the prestigious rank of Samurai.
Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant who speaks 10 languages and has the rare capability to explain how his brain works, says numbers have shape, color, and texture. 289 is ugly, 333 attractive, and pi is beautiful. He holds the European record for reciting pi from memory to 22,514 digits in five hours and nine minutes.
The “real” Christopher Robin, of whom the “Winnie the Pooh” stories were inspired by, actually hated the books, and resented his father for writing them.
The Chinese government “encouraged” the country’s tallest female basketball player to marry the country’s tallest man. Their child was Yao Ming.
Stalin tried to kill Yugoslavian leader Tito 22 times. Tito then wrote a letter in reply saying: “Stop sending people to kill me. If you don’t stop sending killers, I’ll send one to Moscow, and I won’t have to send a second.”
In 1998 Sean Penn was taken hostage in a police department holding cell and dragged outside by gunpoint only to learn the whole thing was an elaborate prank by Woody Harrelson.
In a brain scan, feelings of being in love and being on cocaine look almost identical.