Explorers on Greenland found a P-38 aircraft used during WWII buried under 264 ft of ice. They dug it out and restored it to flying condition.
Since the Han Dynasty in 200 BC, the Chinese have drilled for natural gas which was transported in bamboo pipelines to be burned in stoves.
James Cameron was stricken with food poisoning and during his illness, Cameron had a nightmare about an invincible robot hitman sent from the future to kill him, giving him the idea for The Terminator, which later catapulted his film career.
Soon after the American revolution, the leader of the Continental Congress asked the Prince of Prussia to become King of the United States.
A man was so pissed that his girlfriend dumped him that he bought a $600 car, registered it in her name, and parked it at O’Hare airport and left it there until it had more than $105,000 in parking fees.
2 Florida men failed to steal a Corvette, because they couldn’t drive stick. At gunpoint, the owner told them 4 times to push the clutch, but they gave up and ran away on foot with only the man’s phone, keys, and wallet.
During the Civil Rights Movement, the Soviet Union purposely inflamed racial tensions by mailing forged threats from the KKK to black neighborhoods.
Inmates of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. can get free laser tattoo removal, e.g., gang sign tattoos they want to break from. Over 2,200 inmates have had tattoos removed; the removal incurs no cost to the public, paid for in part by the charity Homeboy Industries.
The first U.S flag that was placed on the moon’s surface by Buzz Aldrin, was accidentally blown away by their craft during their departure and never found.
When news of JFK’s assassination was announced in Alabama public schools (which JFK had forced to desegregate 6 months earlier), many white students cheered.