Former Alabama state Senator Steve Windom didn’t leave his chair during a 12 hour dispute, notably urinating in a jug, because he was afraid the Democrats would steal it.
In 1799 a boy found a 17lb. rock in a creek in North Carolina and used it as a doorstop. It was gold.
A woman in 2013 falsely claimed that a man raped her, putting him in prison for four years. Her punishment? 2 months in jail. She was even allowed to serve her sentence on weekends.
A factory in Honduras forces its workers to wear diapers for the sake of efficiency.
A living 6000-year-old hollow tree in South Africa contains a wine cellar and bar that can hold up to 60 people.
During World War II, a U.S. soldier was ambushed by 5 Japanese tanks. He single-handedly destroyed all 5 and was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor.
He left his covered position, and with a rocket launcher and 6 rounds of ammunition, advanced alone under intense machine gun and 37-mm. fire. Loading single-handedly, he destroyed the first tank, killing its occupants with a single round. As the crew of the second tank started to dismount and attack him, he killed 1 of the foe with his pistol, forcing the survivors to return to their vehicle, which he then destroyed with a second round. Three more hostile tanks moved up the road, so he flanked the first and eliminated it, and then, despite a hail of enemy fire, pressed forward again to destroy another. With his last round of ammunition he struck the remaining vehicle, causing it to crash down a steep embankment. Through his sustained heroism in the face of superior forces, Pfc. Vlug alone destroyed 5 enemy tanks and greatly facilitated successful accomplishment of his battalion’s mission.
In 2012, a skydiver was almost hit by a meteor in mid-air and caught the incident on film.
When Indian reservations started to earn big money from casinos, they began expelling their own members by the thousands to increase the payout for those who remained.
Enzo Ferrari told a man “you may be able to drive a tractor but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari Properly” the man was so pissed he vowed to create the perfect car, his name, Ferruccio Lamborghini.
In Italy six scientists were charged with manslaughter because they didn’t predict an earthquake which killed 309 people.
In 1963 seventeen men robbed a train without weapons and managed to escape with $74 Million.
Nikita Khrushchev made a speech denouncing Stalin that was so shocking it caused heart attacks for some in attendance.
A woman (registered nurse) was watching the show “Flip or Flop” on HGTV and noticed a lump on hosts neck. Emailed production company to make them aware and host ended up having thyroid cancer and didn’t know.
Brushing one’s teeth wasn’t popular in America until after World War II, when soldiers, ordered to brush teeth, brought home their enforced habit.
In 1959, the guy who wrote “Louie, Louie” sold the song’s rights for $750 to pay for his wedding. In the mid-80s, he was living on welfare with his mom in South Central LA, when a lawyer convinced him to take action to get the rights back. He settled out of court and became a millionaire.