During the German invasion of the Soviet Union, a single Russian tank delayed the advance of an entire division for one day.
The original version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” included the line “It may be your last.”
The Pleiades (a cluster of stars) were used as a method for testing eyesight in ancient times, a soldier who could see at least 7 was given the job of scouts or archers.
Over 99% of Koreans lack a gene called ABCC11. The gene is what causes the body odor. Only 2% of Europeans have this same mutation.
All domesticated hamsters are descendants from a single brother sister pair that was found in Aleppo. They were bred in Jerusalem by a guy named Israel.
McDonald’s tried to sue a man legally named Ronald McDonald for running his family restaurant by the same name in 1956. The real Ronald won.
Katy Perry, whose real name is Kate Hudson attempted to sue a woman who is actually called Katie Perry who ran a fashion line in Australia.
Passengers leaving Hawaii on Alaska Airlines can travel with one “properly packaged” box of pineapples as checked baggage for free.
93% of dog owners in the U.S. say their dog has made them a better person in at least one way, a study found.
Reading fiction can help boost your empathy by practicing your ability to see the world through other people’s eyes, whether it be the author’s or a character’s.