A man single-handedly planted a 1,360-acre forest at 16 and now lives there at the age of 47.
Every purple heart awarded by the military since 1945 is one of the 500,000 purple hearts manufactured in anticipation of U.S. casualties resulting from the invasion of Japan. There 120,000 left.
The Playboy Bunny outfit was the first service uniform registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
A Seattle man known for his frugality left a $187.6 million trust to charitable causes upon his death. 40% went to pediatric research even though he never had children of his own.
There is a man who claims to have traveled to an alternate dimension in which The Beatles never broke up and brought back a mix tape of Beatles songs no one in this dimension has ever heard.
A man in Texas was abducted from his home right in front of his wife by two masked men with guns. He returned two days later unharmed. Turns out he staged his own kidnapping so he could go out and party with friends.
Two Muslim men were kicked off a flight because of their traditional attire. They were heading to a conference on Islamaphobia.
Sharks kill 12 people per year – people kill 11,417 sharks per hour.
The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, helped two falsely accused men out of prison after solving the already closed cases.
When a man asked Xerxes to exempt his eldest son from serving in the army, he had the young man cut in half and ordered his army to march between his two parts.
People with poor mathematical skills, aren’t necessarily bad at math because they are ‘ungifted’. There is a phenomena called ‘Math Anxiety’ that makes people perform worse, which sometimes leads to math avoidance, which leads to lesser knowledge and consequently more Math anxiety.
For those who have trouble sleeping researchers say that 1 week of camping, without electronics, resets our biological body clock and synchronizes our melatonin hormones with sunrise and sunset.
In Spain, it is tradition for hunters to kill their Spanish Greyhound hunting dogs at the end of the hunting season. Young healthy dogs are hung, shot, maimed and/or strangled and left to die.
A man in 1938 agreed to have himself monitored on a electrocardiogram as he was executed to see the effects on his heart.
Pittsburgh police women are not allowed to wear lipstick while on duty.