There are libraries around the world in which you can check-out humans as a living book and listen to their stories.
Crows are quite similar to humans and visit their aging parents many years after they have left the nest.
The Titanic II which is set to sail in 2016 will replicate the former ship so much that third class passengers will actually be ‘deloused’ on arrival.
Congressional approval for the first Gulf War was effected by the testimony of a Kuwaiti nurse who claimed to have witnessed Iraqi soldiers pulling babies out of incubators and throwing them on the floor to die. This never happened. The nurse was not a nurse. She was coached by a PR firm. She also happened to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US at the time.
The US ZIP Code 12345 belongs to the main corporate campus of General Electric. GE receives thousands of Santa letters each year from kids believing it would make most sense for Santa’s workshop to have 12345 as his ZIP code.
The developers of famous movies such as Forest Gump, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Return of the Jedi and many others use “Hollywood Accounting” to inflate expenses and show a net loss. This allowed them to completely dodge payments to writers that agreed to be paid a percentage of net profit.
A third-grade girl was expelled for a year because her grandmother sent a birthday cake, and a knife for cutting the cake, to school. The teacher used the knife to cut the cake, and then reported the girl to the authorities as having a dangerous weapon.
A second grader was suspended for biting a Pop-Tart into the shape of a mountain, which school officials mistook for a gun.
Gladiator games had referees who could stop fights entirely or let fighters rest and freshen up.
When in love, the human brain consistently releases the same combination of neurotransmitters and hormones that is released by amphetamines, leading to side effects such as increased heart rate, loss of appetite and sleep, and an intense feeling of excitement.
Popsicle was invented by an 11 year old in 1905 when he left flavored soda on the porch with a stirring stick in it. When they froze he had a Popsicle. He kept it secret until he was old enough to create a patent.
There is a wooden ladder in Jerusalem that cannot be moved due to conflicts between the Armenian and Greek Orthodox church. Called the Immovable Ladder, it has remained in the same exact location since the 18th century. The ladder is referred to as immovable due to the fact that no cleric of the six ecumenical Christian orders may move, rearrange, or alter any property without the consent of all six orders.
Some time in the first half of the 19th century, a mason has placed a ladder up against the wall of the church. No one is sure who he was, or more importantly, to which sect he belonged. The immovable ladder remains there to this date. No one dares touch it, lest they disturb the status quo, and provoke the wrath of others. The exact date when ladder was placed is not known but the first evidence of it comes from 1852.
Former US President Calvin Coolidge (1924-28) enjoyed “buzzing for his bodyguards and then hiding under his desk as they frantically searched for him”.
The phrase “The luck of the Irish” is actually meant to be offensive. It’s as if to say: “only by sheer luck, as opposed to brains, could these fools succeed”.
In 1859 there was a coronal mass ejection so intense it shocked telegraph operators and set their equipment on fire. Another such event missed Earth by just 9 days in 2012. Supposedly it was strong enough to take down our entire satellite system and cause significant damage to electrical grids on the ground. One paper even claims that it could have caused $2.6 Trillion in damages worldwide.