David Duchovny is permanently banned from a Vancouver strip club for insulting the city’s weather while filming The X-Files.
In the Falklands, an abandoned minefield has accidentally become a penguin sanctuary. The mines were set in the Falklands conflict and have remained there since, keeping humans away. The local Magellanic penguins are too small to set them off and have thrived in the area.
The Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise is older than Windows itself, with the first flight simulator being released in 1982, while the first version of windows was released in 1985.
There’s evidence that trees communicate via a vast, underground network of fungal connections similar to a brain.
In 2020, Oreo built a doomsday vault on a Norwegian island that would preserve a large stockpile of their cookies in case of apocalypse.
There was a study that concluded that watching Keeping up with the Kardashians likely makes you a worse person. “When considered together with my study, it suggests that exposure to the message in this materialistic media can inhibit peoples’ altruism, empathy and concern for the community.”
Gordon Ramsay intentionally fed a vegetarian volunteer meat on his show without telling him first as a prank. Ramsay laughed in his face and made fun of him when he complained after Gordon told him what he did. Ramsay previously admitted to doing something similar in 2003.
In the 4th century AD, the brother of the Japanese emperor Nintoku gave him a gift of ice from a mountain. The Emperor was so happy with the gift that he named the first of June as the “Day of Ice” and ceremoniously gave blocks of ice to his officials.
In 2019 a ranking of the 20 drunkest cities in the United States listed the top four as all being from Wisconsin, which had 12 cities listed overall.
Sacha Baron Cohen once received a letter from a lawyer informing him that he was being sued for $100,000 because of his role in Borat, at the end of the letter the lawyer added “P.S. Loved the movie. Can you sign a poster for my son Jeremy?”
A British man developed anterograde amnesia after a root canal, so he can’t remember anything for longer than 90 minutes and he can’t make new memories. Also, he thinks it’s the day of his root canal every time he wakes up which is why he must read a detailed note every morning.
Prairie dog language is complex. They don’t just have a call for “danger”: their calls differentiate human, hawk, domesticated dog, coyote etc. and specify size & color. One study found that they can communicate “Here comes the short human in the yellow” (vs the tall human in blue) to each other.