In 1991 a billionaire in Alabama had a bunch of life sized dinosaurs built and placed randomly in a 10,000 acre wooded area around his home.
A parking garage in Miami Beach was described as having a “stunning” design and has hosted weddings, wine tastings, and dinner parties.
During World War II, the multi-national Alsos Mission captured and dismantled a German experimental nuclear reactor.
Most of the paintings by Adolf Hitler, which he painted in his youth and sold to a glazier ’s store during his Vienna years, were bought by Jewish customers.
The Thousand-year Rose that grows on a wall of a Catholic cathedral in Hildesheim, Germany is believed to be the world’s oldest rose.
A homeless man in NYC who would regularly order an expensive dinner at a restaurant and refuse to pay for it in order to be sent to prison where he would receive 3 meals a day and a clean bed. He refused to commit more serious crimes to get longer sentences as he did not want to hurt anyone.
There is a surviving fantasy novel written in the 2nd century AD in Roman Syria that features explorers flying to the moon, a first encounter with aliens, interplanetary war between imperialistic celestial kingdoms, and the discovery of a continent across the ocean
The lyrics of the no. 1 singles on the Billboard charts over the past 10 years average at a third-grade reading level.
For a science fair experiment in 1969, a 14 year old scientist used genes to change chicken feathers from white to partially black, which his teacher said was playing God.
Fish do not have a 3 second memory – They can be taught to evade a trap and will remember how to do so a year later.
A 1650-year-old bottle of wine found in Germany has been called the world’s “oldest existing bottle of wine”.
An embalming fluid in the sarcophagus of King Tabnit kept him unusually well-preserved for over two millennia, but its secret was lost when workmen poured it out.