1.7 billion years ago, there was a natural nuclear reactor that ran for a few hundred thousand years.
Whataburger, and What-a-burger, both different restaurants, opened on the same day without the knowledge of each others existence.
Hugh Hefner worked as a copywriter for Esquire magazine, from where he resigned in Jan 1952 after being denied a $5 raise. 11 months later, he published the first issue of Playboy, featuring Marilyn Monroe.
Hugh Hefner saved the iconic ‘HOLLYWOOD’ sign by donating $900k to buy the land before being bought by mansion developers.
On New Year’s Eve 2014, 835 of 1000 police officers meant to be on duty in Rome phoned in sick.
A man once sued Satan for depriving him of his constitutional rights. The judge dismissed the case because the plaintiff had not included instructions for how a U.S. Marshal could serve process on Satan.
A French Mathematician concealed his proficiency with differential equations to avoid working for the Nazis. While in a POW camp, he developed sheaves, sheaf cohomology, and spectral sequences which are important tools for modern Algebraic Geometry.
The Finnish word kalsarikännit means to get drunk at home, alone in your underwear.
One of the adversities that the Napoleonic army faced in Russia was the fact that the buttons of their uniforms may have turned to dust. Tin was the major metal used to make buttons and the bonding structure of tin atoms begins to change when temperatures drop below 13°C.
In 2008, high school football coach Kris Hogan got many of the fans of his team to cheer for and support the other team because the other team was from a maximum-security juvenile correctional facility and did not have fans of their own.