It wasn’t until he was 37 when Jack Nicholson found out that his supposed “sister”, June, was actually his mother.
On May 30th 1883, a woman tripped on the Brooklyn Bridge, sparking panic that the bridge was collapsing. The resulting stampede ended with 12 people dead and more than 35 wounded.
Citizens of Russia can legally identify as any ethnicity, real or not. According to official statistics in the 2002 census, there are Russian citizens who identify as Babylonians, Romans, Martians, Goblins, Elves, and Hobbits.
At Texas Tech University, a prominent statue of Will Rogers on his horse, Soapsuds, sits at the main entrance to the school. The rear end of the horse is pointed at College Station, TX, home of rival school Texas A&M.
In 1888 a pigeon-fancier and a beekeeper challenged each others creatures to a 3.5 mile organized race in Germany. The bee won by 25 seconds.
In Iceland, belief in elves is still prevalent enough to hinder building projects. In Dec of 2013, Elf Advocates urged the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission to abandon a highway project for fear of disturbing an elf habitat that includes an elf church.
In the Netherlands heroin addicts are given free heroin at clinics three times a day. Some addicts complain that the government makes being an addict too easy for an individual, but overall heroin addiction has decreased.
Russian voters used to have a box on their ballots to vote for “against all”.
Steven Spielberg declined to direct the Harry Potter movies and said “It’s just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There’s no challenge.”
The Navy e-Reader Device, for use aboard US Navy Submarines, is pre-loaded with Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings books.
You burn 650 calories donating one pint of blood.
America has 19 aircraft carriers. Compared to the rest of the worlds combined 12.
The Fibonacci Sequence was described by an Indian mathematician ~1200 years before Fibonacci wrote of it.
The Department of Veterans Affairs set up a special 800 number to help the hundreds of former soldiers who were traumatized after seeing Saving Private Ryan.
In Orlando Florida, heavily-armed SWAT teams raided nine barbershops and arrested 34 people for barbering without a license.