Reagan and Gorbachev informally agreed that the US and USSR would assist each other in the event of an alien invasion.
On the 10 August, 1901, two academics believe they accidentally time traveled back to 1792 and one of the pair believe that she saw Marie Antoinette.
Alan Funt, creator of “Candid Camera”, was on an airplane with his family that was hijacked. All of the passengers recognized Alan Funt, and thought it was a skit. No one took the hijacking seriously, until the plane was diverted and actually landed in Cuba.
In 1983, 50 corporations controlled most of the American media, including magazines, books, music, news feeds, newspapers, movies, radio and television. By 1992 that number had dropped by half. By 2000, six corporations had ownership of most media, and today five dominate the industry.
When the US Navy refused to cooperate during the filming of the movie Crimson Tide, filmmakers waited outside Pearl Harbor for a submarine to head to sea and chased it with a boat and helicopter to get the shot of it submerging.
Only about 12 rats per year enter Alberta, Canada and are quickly killed by provincial rat control specialists before they can breed. Alberta is the largest rat free populated area in the world.
The New Orleans EMS has a policy stating that all EMS must wear their Kevlar helmets between 11:45 pm and 12:15 am on New Year’s Eve.
When worn on deployment, US Flag patches on uniforms are infrared so soldiers can be identified as friendly by others looking through night vision goggles.
There’s an ordinary-looking stream in Yorkshire that’s actually a full size river compressed into a narrow channel, and it’s thought that no-one who’s fallen in has ever survived. “At its narrowest point the Strid is only about two metres wide, and foolhardy visitors have in the past tried to jump across the roaring chasm. Failure is invariably fatal, however, as there is no recorded incidence of anyone having survived a fall into the thundering waters of the Strid – which mercilessly sucks its victims into the underwater caves and eroded tunnels which lie hidden underneath each side of the rocky channel.”