In 1943, a Mexican farmer named Dionisio Pulido had a volcano start to form in his corn field. By the early 50s it was over 400 meters tall. Before being evacuated and leaving his home for the last time, he left a sign that read “This volcano is owned and operated by Dionisio Pulido.”
An anonymous French urban artist, Invader, has spent the last twenty years installing over 3300 Space Invaders mosaics in 60 cities all around the world.
Hebrew became extinct as a spoken native language around 200 CE. It was revived in Paris on 13 October 1881 when a man called Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and his friends agreed to exclusively speak Hebrew in their conversations.
A single Boeing 777 Engine delivers twice the horsepower of all the Titanic’s steam engines combined.
After most US cities prohibited the use of lead pipes in the 1920’s, the Lead Industry Association mounted a propaganda campaign highlighting the “advantages” of lead over other materials. The LIA’s activities resulted in the proliferation of lead pipes for decades.
Stephen King’s ‘It’ clown appears every 27 years. The original movie aired in 1990. The new remake airs in 2017.
There is an 87 year old woman in Japan who owns a restaurant by day and spins techno at a local club in Tokyo by night. They call her DJ Dumpling.
A beach in Russia is covered in “sea glass,” small, polished, colorful pieces of glass that formed from garbage dumped into the ocean. The beach is so beautiful, it has become a tourist destination.
America’s first female mayor was elected in 1887. A group of men nominated her as a joke, but she won over 60 percent of the vote.
Jesse James, the Old American Outlaw, refused to rob a bank in McKinney, Texas because his favorite chili parlor was in town.