Onions are the only commodity banned from futures trading in the United States. The Onion Futures Act was passed in 1958 after two traders cornered the onion market in Chicago controlling 98% of all available onions.
Dolphins talking to each other over the phone will recognize who they’re talking to.
Sylvester Stallone hated the first 3.5 hour cut of “Rambo: First Blood Part I” so much, that it made him and his agent sick. He wanted to buy the movie and destroy it thinking it was a career killer. Ultimately, a heavily re-edited 93 minute cut was sent for theatrical release.
Pozole, a traditional Mexican soup, was originally made with human flesh by the Aztecs. When cannibalism was banned pork was used as it “tasted very similar”.
There is an electric eel in a Tennessee aquarium and the aquarium is hooked up to a computer that sends out a tweet from the electric eels twitter account whenever it discharges a high enough amount of electricity.
There is an unaired Mythbusters episode in which groups of mice were used to test if “the box is more nutritious than the cereal”. The mice in one of the groups were eating “pallets of cardboard”. One day they checked and there were no longer 3 mice in that group, but 1 really fat mouse.
The FBI suspected Frank Capra’s classic Christmas movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” was Communist propaganda when first released.