Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan’s daughter have all claimed to have seen Abraham Lincoln’s ghost in the White House.
25 scientists working for GEC-Maroni died in mysterious circumstances between 1982-88. A Defense Journalist investigating the deaths hung himself in 1990.
Any domino can knock over another object up to 1.5x its size. The 32nd object would be big enough to knock over the Empire State building!
A Florida county spent over $5 million jailing homeless people. It could’ve spent less on shelter.
There is a fake village with fake shops and restaurants that is actually a care home for elderly dementia sufferers in the Netherlands.
Aboriginal custom throughout Australia bans a person from talking directly to their mother in law or even seeing her. “The relationship is one of respect, but avoidance.”
15 billionaires and multimillionaires, including George Lucas and Jackie Chan, plan to give their fortunes to charity instead of their children.
In 1625 English officers called off an invasion of Spain after their soldiers stopped off at a local winery and got hammered.
Yang (Lenovo’s CEO) received a $3 million bonus as a reward for record profits, which he in-turn redistributed to about 10,000 of Lenovo’s employees. He did same thing again in 2013.
Despite the existence of the Pan-American Highway, it is not possible to drive between South America and Central America in a normal passenger car. Swamps, indigenous peoples, FARC rebels, and environmental considerations have left the 100-km “Darién Gap” undeveloped.
A Texas man has been in an armed standoff at his ranch for more than 12 years after jumping bail for assaulting a police officer.
In 1957, the KKK planned to set up a burning cross at a college in Alabama that recently integrated. However, because it was finals week, the students were all in their dorms and heard the KKK outside. The students then attacked the KKK with bats and golf clubs and forced them to retreat.
During World War 1, Harry Houdini took 1 year off performing to help sell war bonds and teach American soldiers how to escape from German handcuffs.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s interest in spiritualism cost him a friendship with Harry Houdini. When Houdini showed Doyle that he could reproduce the so-called mystic powers of mediums, Doyle was unconvinced, and instead, believed that Houdini himself was a psychic.
The International Olympic Committee orders 100,000 condoms every Games to stock Athlete’s Olympic Village. During the Sydney Olympics in 2000, 70,000 were not enough.