Almost all of The Hobbit’s character names were taken out of an old Icelandic poem “Dvergatal”.
Martha Stewart once dated Anthony Hopkins. She ended their relationship because she couldn’t separate him from Hannibal Lecter.
A way to check if you’re in a lucid dream is to read some text whilst dreaming. The words will either appear illegible, or if you look away then re-read the text, the words will have changed.
In Moscow, stray dogs have learned to commute from the suburbs to the city, scavenge for food, then catch the train home in the evening.
“Strawberries” and “peaches” in Quaker Instant Oatmeal are actually flavored dehydrated apples. The “blueberries” are flavored dried figs.
50 to 90 percent of the languages that are spoken today are expected to become extinct by the year 2100.
A retired Major General suggested in 1935 that wars could be avoided by drafting the upper class before the rest.
A monastery in the UK makes as fortified wine called Buckfast that has 15% alcohol and as much caffeine as 8 cokes per bottle. Despite being made by monks, it is synonymous with crazed blackouts and under age use.
A man developed a star-shaped cataracts in his eyes after sustaining a 14,000-volt shock to his left shoulder.
Mike Tyson offered a zoo attendant $10,000 to open the cage of a bullying gorilla so he could “smash that silverback’s snotbox.” His offer was declined.
NASA is planning to grow plants on the moon by 2015 – “If they can thrive, we probably can too”.
The first Japanese person in space was a heavy smoking, whiskey-drinking, middle-aged news anchorman.
In 1985, a pregnant woman was falsely accused of shoplifting a basketball.
There was a cable network called The Puppy Channel. All it did for three years was broadcast footage of puppies playing.
The Nazis developed experimental drug cocktail in which the Nazi doctors found that equipment-laden test subjects who had taken the drug could march 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) without resting.