“Judas” goats helped eradicate invasive goats in the Galápagos Islands. These goats are sterilized, GPS tracked, and given hormones to attract other goats so that armed hunters could kill all the goats from a helicopter, but leave the Judas goats alive so they could be used to find more goats.
In 1993, the American company Space Marketing Inc. proposed to build a giant advertising billboard in outer space that would appear roughly the same size and brightness as the moon. The project didn’t meet funding and inspired a bill to ban all advertisement in outer space.
18% of people in a high speed chase get away from police in Los Angeles.
“Run” is the word with the most different meanings. The verb-form alone has no fewer than 645 meanings and Peter Gilliver worked for more than nine months to work out all of them.
In 1973 a helicopter landed in Dublin’s Mountjoy prison exercise yard, the guards assumed it was a surprise inspection until three IRA prisoners got in and escaped as a guard, who realized a Jailbreak was happening in front of his eyes, shouted, ‘Close the gates!’
A kidnapped teen did not know he was kidnapped until he applied to college…13 years after his kidnapping.
A Nova Scotia man broke into a ranch home, then fed the cats, did laundry, put out hay for the horses, took a shower, used the residents’ toothbrush and shaver, and wrote in their diary.