In 1998 and 2001, Japan modified a number of national holidays in order to place them on Mondays and create three day weekends. This is referred to as the Happy Monday System.
NFL Hall of Famer, Terry Bradshaw, and Duck Dynasty cast member, Phil Robertson, played collegiate football together. He started over the future football legend for two years and eventually turned down an offer to play professionally in order to pursue hunting.
Cristiano Ronaldo funded the education of a 7 y.o. survivor of the horrific 2004 tsunami in Indonesia. The boy was found 21 days after the disaster, alone and wearing a Portuguese national football team jersey. The boy grew up to be a football player and was signed by Sporting Lisbon last year.
Nail biting has been associated with a better functioning immune system because of the exposure to germs on a small scale that your body can build antibodies to.
The real guy behind the ‘Bad Luck Brian’ meme purposefully looked goofy for the picture he is known for. He purchased the vest at a thrift store and rubbed his face to get the awkward redness.
In 1980 the Sioux Nation tribe won their case claiming the Black Hills of South Dakota were wrongfully taken and required compensation. The tribe refused the $106 million award and continues to do so even though the award with interest is now $1.2 billion.
Dr. Soren Sorensen developed the pH scale in order to test the acidity of beer to ultimately make better beer.
A Chinese family refused to sell their house to the government to build a highway, so the government road was built right up to their walls.
A robot recently performed the world’s first autonomous soft-tissue surgery without any assistance from doctors, and did so while outperforming human doctors by every metric except for speed.
In 1887, a mathematician received a prize for his work on the stability of the solar system. A year later, after finding an error in his own work, he published a paper contradicting it, which led to the development of chaos theory.