Pedialyte is a hangover “cure”; so much so that adult consumption is up 60% since 2012 and the company has started targeting adults on “party holidays”.
BB King played at a hall in 1949 in which 2 men fought and started a fire. He escaped but realized his guitar was inside. He ran into the hall and saved it. The 2 men were fighting over a girl, Lucille, so King vowed never to fight over a girl. King named all his guitars Lucille as a reminder.
When 71 potential witnesses to a murder in a Belfast bar all claimed to be in the toilet during the attack, the 4 x 3 foot toilet became known as the Tardis.
Tibetan mythology has zombies (ro-lang) and Western zombie-narratives depict them very similarly.
Elon Musk of Tesla Motors on being asked to comment on Artificial Intelligence said that it was humans greatest existential threat and was like summoning a Demon.
Albert Battel, a German officer serving in the Wehrmacht during WWII, commanded his whole unit to protect Jews and threatened the SS to kill them if they crossed a bridge into a Jewish ghetto to round them up.
Colonel Sanders got fired from a dozen jobs; was a lawyer who once assaulted his own client in court; started a restaurant that when went out of business and found himself broke at the age of 65. That’s when he started KFC.
Low gravity makes it difficult to tell if your bladder is full, because the bladder’s stretch receptor nerves don’t feel the weight of the liquid. Astronauts are trained to empty their bladders every two hours because of this.
Alexander I of Yugoslavia refused to attend public events on Tuesdays after three family members died on that day of the week. After finally being forced to appear on Tuesday, he was promptly assassinated.
There’s more gold in a ton of mobile phones than a ton of gold ore. It takes a ton of ore to get 1g of gold, but you can get the same amount from recycling 41 mobile phones.
During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the captain of a Russian sub, not knowing whether war had broken out, decided to launch a nuclear torpedo. Vasili Arkhipov, the second-in-command, didn’t consent and convinced the captain to surface, preventing nuclear war.
Theophilus Van Kannel, the guy who invented revolving doors did so because he hated chivalry, especially the idea of opening doors for women.
“Baby Huey” was a 400lbs Chicago soul singer who died at age 26 after releasing a single unsuccessful album. The album later became hugely influential on early hiphop artists, eventually being sampled on hundreds of hiphop tracks over the past 35 years.
In WW2, the allied powers used fake “ghost armies” to intimidate and confuse Hitler and other Axis powers. They were most known for deceiving the Germans into thinking they had a powerful unit of men away from Normandy on D-Day.