When Julius Caesar died, he left today’s equivalent of about $270 to each and every Roman citizen.
When North Korea sank a South Korean Warship in 2010, South Korea responded by blasting the hit K-Pop song “Hit your heart” across the border using large military loud speakers.
A man convicted to 21,250 years in prison won an appeal – his sentence was reduced by 500 years.
45 percent of couples in Hong Kong say they have given up on the idea of having children because of crowding and high housing costs. In another survey 38% of men and 31% of women simply said they didn’t like kids.
Lorillard Tobacco Company used to hand out Newport cigarettes to black children in playgrounds.
Northern Paper Company offered the first splinter-free toilet paper in the early 1930s.
Indiana construction worker Jason Haney hid a giant ‘Where’s Waldo?’ cutout all over his work site for the children in a nearby hospital to find. Once he received word that they’d found him, he moved Waldo to another location so they could start looking for him again.
Sheep were grazing in Central Park until 1934, when they were moved during the Great Depression for fear they would be eaten.
Giant rats have been trained to sniff out 14000 landmines and other unexploded arsenal. The rats, which undergo nine months of training, are light enough to not trigger the explosives. They literally work for peanuts.
Thomas Jefferson built a clock on the outside wall of his house with only an hour hand, as he believed an hour hand would be accurate enough for his slaves.