The ancient Egyptians thought the function of the brain was to produce snot.
A group of coconut crabs is called a “nightmare,” with leg spans reaching up to three feet, and are known to climb trees on their native islands in the Pacific and Indian oceans; they’ve also been observed devouring chickens and kittens.
In 1977, an Israeli cargo ship rescued 66 starving Vietnamese Men, women, and children, after their SOS signals had already been ignored by 4 other Countries. Israel then granted them all citizenship.
The practice of focusing on disasters elsewhere when one occurs in the Soviet Union was so common that after watching reports on Soviet television about a catastrophe abroad, Russians would call Western friends to find out whether something had happened in the Soviet Union.
The U.S. is the world’s only industrialized nation that taxes citizens who live overseas, even if their income is generated in a foreign country and they never return to America.
After a photographer was almost eaten by a leopard seal, the seal realized how weak of a predator this photographer was and tried to teach him how to eat penguins for 4 days.
Wasabi has been researched as a fire alarm for the deaf. When tested, the subject woke up within 10 seconds of the vapor being sprayed in his room.
Homosexuality was still classified as an illness in Sweden in 1979. Swedes protested by calling in sick to work, claiming they felt gay.
After Disney released “Princess and the Frog”, over 50 children were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs.
Jerry Springer does not know what the subject of each episode of his show will be. They bring out the guest and he finds out why they are there by asking questions.
American schoolchildren rank 25th in math and 21st in science out of the top 30 developed countries….but ranked 1st in confidence that they outperformed everyone else.
The bananas we buy in stores and supermarkets are genetically identical clones, all descended from one banana. These bananas are seedless and sterile; natural bananas are short, fat, and have huge seeds.
In the fall-out with Don King, Mike Tyson discovered a fan-club that had been hidden from him for years. Among the fan letters was one from a boy dying of cancer, asking for a phone call. Mike called immediately, but was a year too late. He broke down and cried.
A man robbed a bank by pretending to be a public health official and giving a fatal dose of cyanide to all 16 people in the bank under the pretense of a routine dysentery inoculation.