Males in the United States are still legally required to register for the draft within 30 days of their 18th birthday and can be fined up to $250000 for non-compliance.
Starfish Prime was a 60′s US military experiment designed to see what would happen when a nuke was detonated 250 miles above Earth’s magnetic pole. It resulted in an EMP 900 miles wide, an intense artificial aurora, and a radiation belt that disabled 1/3 of the low orbit satellites and lasted 5 years.
Roman Emperor Augustus witnessed a man attempt to feed a slave to lamprey eels as a punishment for breaking a cup. Augustus freed the slave and had the rest of the man’s cups broken.
Kansas serial killer, the BTK Killer, installed alarms as a part of his job, and many of his clients had booked the company to stop BTK from ever entering their homes, unaware that BTK himself was installing them.
During an experiment sponsored by the Quaker Oats corporation, 73 mentally disabled children were fed radioactive oatmeal in order to track “how nutrients were digested”. The children were told they were joining a science club in exchange for larger portions of food and trips to baseball games.
Over 20,000 people have purchased Alien Abduction Insurance.
The surviving SEAL from the events that inspired Lone Survivor supports the Afgani man who saved him with royalties from the book.
There’s a man in New York City who mines sidewalk cracks for gold. He can make over $600 a week…
In a housing experiment that moved families from poor neighborhoods to wealthier ones, boys experienced PTSD rates comparable to those of combat soldiers, while psychological well-being improved for girls.
Until 1990, homosexuals were banned from immigrating to the United States.
The O.J. Simpson car chase led to at the time, the busiest day in Domino’s Pizza.
Nearly 30% of Americans believe an armed rebellion might be necessary in order to protect liberties.
A Roman merchant who sold fake jewels was sentenced to face a lion in the arena. When the gate finally opened, a chicken walked out. Emperor Gallienus proclaimed “He practiced deceit and then had it practiced on him.”
Coca-Cola was originally marketed for whites, while Pepsi was marketed for blacks.
The Crips street gang was originally formed as a Neighborhood Watch to eliminate criminal gangs by force.