November 2, 2000 was the last time all humans were on the planet together. Since then at least one person has remained on the international space station.
Glasgow’s Duke of Wellington statue was allowed to keep a traffic cone on his head by the local council because every time they removed it over the last 30 years a new one would appear within days costing them £10,000 a year to remove them.
Despite being one of the leading artists of the High Renaissance, only fifteen of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings have survived. The small number of surviving paintings is due in part to Leonardo’s frequently disastrous experimentation with new techniques and his chronic procrastination.
Isaac Newton studied the occult and predicted the end of the world as we know it to happen around the year 2060. He believed humanity would then progress into an era of divinely inspired peace.
In WWII there was a Nazi sailor who flushed his toilet incorrectly, causing his submarine to flood with seawater. The sub was forced to surface in view of the British who then attacked, resulting in the vessel’s destruction, 4 Nazi deaths, and 46 Nazis captured.
In 2018, Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja, a man who grew up in the wild amongst wolves from an early age until 19 years old, expressed he was disappointed with humanity and wished to return to the wild.
One of South Park co-creator Trey Parker’s first productions was a sketch for his 6th grade school variety show called “The Dentist.” There was so much fake blood involved that the sketch upset kindergarten students in the audience and Parker’s parents were called.
In 1912, Jim Thorpe, has his shoes stolen on the morning of his olympic track and filed events. He simply put on two other shoes that someone had tossed in a trash can. They were different sizes, though, so he had to wear extra socks on one foot to even them out. He went on to win two Gold medal. He was the first to win gold for the US.
As a child, Jimi Hendrix carried an actual broom with him everywhere around school for over a year, as a pretend guitar. The school’s social worker tried to get funding for a real guitar, insisting that leaving him without one might result in psychological damage.