During the 2008 world hops shortage, the Samuel Adams brewery shared 20,000 pounds of their excess hops with 108 different craft breweries, at cost, to help prevent them from going out of business.
In 1996, when a man was arrested for wearing a Medal of Honor he did not earn a judge forced him to write an apology letter to all living Medal of Honor recipients as punishment.
A study by an American University found that the Toyota Camry (78.5%) and the Honda Accord (76%) both contain more domestic content than the ‘American’ Chevrolet Camaro (68%).
Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry” is actually titled “No Woman Nuh Cry”. Which translates to “No Woman Don’t Cry”. It’s a comfort song for a woman, not a comfort song for men with no woman.
In 2012, the White House responded to a petition to have a Death Star built by stating that “the Administration does not support blowing up planets” and that it would not fund a weapon “with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship”.
In the 1970s Intervision Song Contest, the Communist equivalent to Eurovision, viewers would vote by turning on lights at a given moment; power plants would measure the load to help determine the winner.
In 2009, during a bar fight in Dublin, a man had his hand cut off with a samurai sword. He proceeded to punch his attacker in the face with the stump.
In Oslo Norway, there is a free medical clinic for undocumented immigrants. They will even provide patients with a translator at no charge.
The Austin, TX clock tower shooter left a suicide note saying he felt that there was something wrong with his brain as he knew what he was doing was wrong and couldn’t stop it. An autopsy revealed a brain tumor pressing on the amygdala.
Russian dash cams have caught everything from incredible motorcycle accidents, to a massive meteor breaking up in Earth’s atmosphere, and now this bizarre video of road rage in Chelyabinsk. The driver cut off the minivan intending to fight, but unexpectedly got beaten up by the cartoon characters.
The deepest gold mine in the world, the Mponeng mine in South Africa, reaches roughly 2.4 miles below the surface. Illegal miners in the deepest areas stay down for months; lack of sun causes their skin to turn grey and they are referred to as ‘ghost miners’.
A morbidly obese Houston man managed to sneak a pistol into a jail by hiding it in his fat folds, before admitting it to the police many hours later.
A woman faced fraud charges after a DNA test showed she wasn’t the mother of her own children. She was in fact a chimera. Those rare individuals, dubbed “Chimeras”, had started out as twins; in the early stage of pregnancy, one of the twins had merged with – been absorbed by, one could almost say – the other twin. The cells of the consumed twin, however, did not disappear and remained alive in one concentrated area of their sibling’s body. In essence, a human chimera is one person made up of two separate sets of genetic material; they are, in fact, their own twins.
Gaston Glock, designer of Glock pistols, made prototypes and test-fired them with his left hand; if he was maimed by an explosion, he could still draw blueprints with his right.
The face for the female CPR mannequin “Rescue Anne” was created in in 1958 from the facial mold of a young woman fished from the Seine River in the 1880’s.