The film The China Syndrome, a movie about a nuclear meltdown caused by a faulty sensor reading and a stuck-open pressure release valve, aired only 12 days before the 3 Mile Island Meltdown, caused by a faulty sensor reading and a stuck open pressure release valve.
There are about 100 people, mostly elderly women, that currently live in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
The writers of “That 70’s Show” theme song get $70 each time the show airs. He refers to it as “That $70 Show”.
Even though the sun won’t die for another 5 billion years, humans only have about 1 billion years left on Earth because the sun will change and become hot enough to boil and evaporate our oceans.
An American woman never learned what happened to her husband, whose plane was shot down over Les Ventes, France during WWII. She finally got her congressman to reopen his case in 2011. She was shocked to learn the town had been memorializing him and his sacrifice for 67 years.
Sitting on top of flagpoles was a fad in the mid to late 1920s, where people would compete to see who could break records for endurance sitting. The world record is 51 days, 20 hours.
Researchers tried 2000 times to ignite gasoline with a cigarette; failed 100% of the time.
In 2013 four female prison guards were all found to have been impregnated by the same inmate.
In 1903 the New York Times predicted that building a flying machine would be possible in 1-10 Million years.
In 1869, a strange fashion trend was afoot among the hippest London ladies. With the assistance of canes and mismatched shoes or specialty pairs with different heel heights, they affected what was called the Alexandra Limp.