Norway had to close a tunnel because it was full of burning cheese.
There is a site that offers a fake internet girlfriend service for $250 a month which includes setting up a profile on a social networking site like Facebook to publicly communicate with you, making up to 2 public phone calls and 10 text messages
A tick bite can cause a lifetime allergy to red meat. The Lone Star tick injects a type of sugar found in red meat into the blood, and causes antibodies to be made that cause an allergic reaction when the person later ingests meat with the sugar.
Dennis Wilson, the only member of the Beach Boys who could actually surf, died by drowning.
During prohibition a jury that had heard a bootlegging case was itself put on trial after it drank the evidence. They said they did it to determine whether or not it contained alcohol.
Stephen King wrote “Carrie” on an old typewriter while living in a trailer. He threw away the first 3 pages thinking he had written “the world’s all time loser.” His wife fished the pages out and pushed him to finish it. It turned out to be his first published novel.
California’s official state animal is extinct.
Mexican-American composer, Conlon Nancarrow, made pieces of music for player pianos with abnormal time signatures usually consisting of square root values and pi like 1/√π/√⅔.
Twin brothers ran a marathon. Halfway through the race they switched places in a toilet. The 1st brother drove ahead while his twin ran, rejoining the race ahead finishing 9th winning R6000. A keen eyed journalist noticed the two wore their watches on opposite hands in different pics.
Until late 1942, it was common for German U-boats to provide torpedoed survivors with food, water, and the direction of the nearest landmass. This ended when a U-boat towing lifeboats and flying the Red Cross flag was attacked by a US bomber.
A young boy once pocketed a few giant African Land Snails while on vacation in Hawaii. When he returned home to Florida and got bored of it, his grandmother released them in the backyard, starting an invasion of foot long snails in Florida.
Mohammed declared in a charter, that Muslims were to protect Christians until the end of the world. Christians weren’t to be persecuted in Muslim countries and wouldn’t be drafted into the military.