A Nigerian ‘scientist’ ‘proved’ that being gay was wrong by using magnets, after which he promptly demanded to be given the Nobel prize for his research.
Native American groups have talked about creating their own team since a Mohawk lacrosse team competed for Canada in the 1904 Summer Olympics. Stew Young last led a movement to create North American Indigenous Olympic team in 2006.
Jules Verne wrote the novel “Paris in the Twentieth Century” back in 1863 and described a world of glass skyscrapers, high-speed trains, gas-powered automobiles, calculators, and a worldwide communications network. “There are no such things as women anymore; from mindless, repetitive factory work and careful attention to finance and science, most women have become cynical, ugly, neurotic career women.“
On February 15, 1969, a woman name Vickie Jones was arrested for impersonating Aretha Franklin in concert. Jones’ impersonation was so convincing that nobody in the audience asked for a refund.
There is a skyscraper in New York City with no windows.
Japan has 67 flavors of Fanta, including ‘The Mystery Fruit’, ‘Genius Energy’ and ‘Hip Hop’ flavor.
After President Kennedy’s autopsy, his brain, tissue slides and other autopsy materials immediately disappeared and have not been found since
In high school, Chris Paul‘s grandfather was murdered on the eve of his season opener. He went on to score 61 points, one for each year his grandfather lived.
Sandia Labs engineers created a ‘self-guided’ bullet that directs itself like a tiny guided missile and can hit a target more than a mile away.
Bonobos are a relative of chimpanzees that have developed a ridiculously peaceful culture because of their incredibly frequent sex including their use of sex as a greeting, a means to form social bonds and as conflict resolution.
There’s a mathematical formula, that when graphed, can visually reproduce itself.
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.