Nike founded and oversees an ultra-elite running group, with state of the art equipment such as underwater treadmills, and whose athletes live in a specially designed house where filters remove oxygen so the athletes develop more red blood cells in a simulated high-altitude environment.
The human retina is actually brain tissue, you see with an exposed part of your brain.
Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States, had electricity installed in the White House for the first time. He and his wife were so scared of being electrocuted that they wouldn’t touch the light switches, often going to sleep with the lights on.
A man donned Walmart uniform and walked into Walmart pretending to be an employee. There he stole four flat screen TVs and left through the emergency exit without anyone suspecting.
5 million Americans play video games for 40 hours a week, the equivalent of a day job.
An estimated 80% of available jobs in the U.S. never get posted or advertised.
McDonald’s paid Justin Timberlake an estimated $6 million dollars to sing ba-da-ba-ba-bah as part of their I’m loving it as campaign.
For an April fools prank, Virgin cola announced they had a new technology that would turn their cans blue when they expired. They advised their customers not to buy blue cans. Coincidentally, Pepsi had just released their bright blue can design.
During World War 2, Allied submarines would lie on beds of pistol shrimp. The snapping sound made by the shrimp was so loud, it stopped the submarines from being picked up on Japanese sonar.
There was a toilet paper shortage in the USA in 1973 caused by a joke on a talk show that convinced people to hoard toilet paper.