Gray whales mate in threes; the non-dominant male just acts as a brace to hold the female in place so that she doesn’t float away.
An armorer at Barrett Firearms once received a call from US Marines while they were engaged in a firefight and their Barrett rifle was malfunctioning. He walked them through how to repair it over the phone, enabling them to engage their enemies.
In 1973 Israeli agents assassinated an innocent waiter in Lillehammer, Norway by shooting him 4 times in front of his pregnant wife.
The peanut butter exists. It smells like peanut butter and produces fruit that tastes like it as well.
A city in Sweden uses light therapy in bus stops to combat depression during winter when 19 hours of the day are darkness.
A novel was written in 1999 about an African man carrying Ebola that arrived unhindered in Dallas.
In 1930 the US government barred and returned any mail from Spain bearing a new set of stamps, which showed a world-famous painting of a naked woman.
While filming the Russian Roulette scenes in The Deer Hunter, Robert De Niro asked for a single live round to be put in the pistol. Director Michael Cimino allowed it.
A woman named Rifca Stanescu became the world’s youngest grandmother at the age of 23. Rifca, from the Romanian town of Investi, was 12 years old when she gave birth to her daughter, Maria. Maria, in turn, had her first child, her son Ion, at age 11.
The reason today’s artificial banana flavoring for candy tastes so differently than an actual banana is because it is based on the Gros Michel Banana, which was nearly wiped out in the 50’s due to a fungus. The bananas we eat today are from the Cavendish family.
In 2001, the United States Court of Appeals upheld the right of Alice Randall to publish a parody of ‘Gone with the Wind’ called ‘The Wind Done Gone’, which told the same story from the point of view of Scarlett O’Hara’s slaves, who were glad to be rid of her.
Scientists have confirmed that Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons, has a watery ocean.
Hitler comedy “Heil Honey, I’m Home!” was a British sitcom featuring Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun and the Jewish couple next door. It was canceled after one episode.
Johnny Cash’s truck caused a massive forest fire that nearly wiped out an endangered species of condor. Upon being sued by the U.S. national government, Cash proclaimed: “I don’t care about your damn yellow buzzards.”
The potato chip was believed to have originated in 1853 when a chef had his fried potatoes sent back by an annoyed customer multiple times because the potatoes were “too thick”. He was fed up, cut the potatoes razor thin, and put extra salt on them. The customer, to his surprise, loved it.