110-year-old Reg Dean’s family attributed his long life to someone in India before WW1 who gave him a muddy elixir and told him “drink this and you’ll live til at least 100”.
An entire village in Spain bought tickets in a national lottery. When they won, each villager received at least 100K$, except one man who didn’t buy a ticket.
In 2015, Spanish workers destroyed a 6,000-year-old Neolithic tomb, mistaking it for a broken picnic table. They replaced it with a ‘better’ picnic table.
After WWII some Jews faced fines for not having paid rent on their homes while they were incarcerated in concentration camps.
The US Embassy in Moscow caught fire in 1977. Sensitive information was stolen by several firefighters who were also KGB agents.
The sandwich was supposedly invented by the Earl of Sandwich, who was so addicted to gambling that he refused to leave the table for meals, and demanded something he could eat with one hand. It caught on amongst other players, who ordered “the same as sandwich” – thus, “the sandwich”.
If you want to comment on the Norwegian news site, NRKbeta you must first take a quiz to test your basic understanding of the article. This is done to prevent ranting and foster positive conversations.
A crowd funding campaign raised over £20,000 to replace all adverts in a London Underground station with pictures of cats.
Ken Allen, an orangutan became famous for escaping from his enclosure at the San Diego Zoo 3 times in the 1980’s. He would peacefully stroll around the zoo looking at other animals and never acted aggressively. Other animals even followed his lead and began escaping, too.