M&Ms were created so that military soldiers could enjoy heat resistant and easy to transport chocolate during war.
Japanese schools do not employ janitors or custodians. The Japanese education system believes that requiring students to clean the school themselves teaches respect, responsibility, and emphasizes equality.
Police are now using an app that allows them to monitor your “Threat Score,” an algorithm that determines through public records and social media how much of a risk you are before any interaction takes place.
R. Norris Williams survived the Titanic sinking, but spent a such long time in the icy Atlantic ocean that doctors wanted to amputate his legs. He refused, recovered and went on to win his 1st US Tennis Championship that same year.
When the city of Austin Texas asked people online to rename their Solid Waste Services Department, the winner was “The Fred Durst Society of the Humanities and Arts”.
As we age, we perceive time faster because “adulthood is accompanied by fewer and fewer memorable events” (firsts), our biological clocks slows down along with a few other affecting factors.
A wanted robber known as “Roofman” created a secret hideout inside a Toys “R” Us. He played with toys, watched DVDs, ate baby food, and installed a baby video monitor to keep an eye on the store.
The silent horror film “The Unknown” (1927) was missing for many years in the archives of Cinematheque Francaise because they had hundreds of film cans marked “unknown”.
Prince used the heartbeat of his unborn son as part of the percussion in one track on the ‘Emancipation’ album. By the time the album was released, his son had died of a congenital birth defect.
Shakespeare intentionally made grammatical errors to heighten the attention of his audiences before key points in his plays – the technique is called ‘functional shift’ and the use of it keeps the brain alive.