Winnipeg, despite being one of the coldest cities in Canada, is the Slurpee capital of the world.
A twin was born 34 min after her brother, but because daylight savings time switched, was actually born 26 min before her brother.
A marketer for Kraft Foods rotated their square Shreddies cereal 45 degrees, and re-marketed them as the new “Diamond Shreddies”. The new product showed a large increase in sales and test groups even reported a difference in flavor.
Sony sold 12 million floppy disks.. in 2009.
In North Korea it is the year 103, not 2014. This is because their calendar is based around the birth of Kim Il-Sung.
Neil deGrasse Tyson criticized the scene in “Titanic” where Rose looks at the night sky after the ship sank, saying the placement of the stars was inaccurate. After speaking with Tyson, Cameron corrected the scene for the DVD- it was the only scene to be completely redone for the re-release.
The CIA secretly pumped funds into abstract-expressionists, such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, in an attempt to make popular American freedom and expression art in contrast to rigid Soviet art. As a testament to how insanely effective this was, only just a couple weeks ago Russia’s deputy prime minister laughed US sanctions off, saying he only appreciated 3 things about the US: Tupac, Ginsberg, Pollock.
Psilocybe tampanensis, a psychedelic mushroom species, was found once and never again in Tampa, Florida in 1977, and all of today’s widely circulating tampanensis mushrooms are the descendants of that original specimen.
The murder rate in Honduras is so high that some cities have had to start offering a program for free funerals. There is a violent death in Honduras every 74 minutes.
Sturgeon’s law states that 90% of everything is crap. So 90% of experiments in molecular biology, 90% of poetry, 90% of philosophy books – and so forth – is crap.
Rembrandt’s students pranked him by painting fake coins on the floor to watch him try to pick them up.
A shopping mall in Australia is using classical music to stop teenagers from loitering.
Electronic lollipops can plug into your tongue to simulate fruity, citrus and salty tastes with electric currents.