A 4 year old boy fell and scraped his knee at the beach. Couple of weeks later a black bump started growing on his knee. When squeezed, a live snail emerged from the bump. The boy adopted the snail and named it “Turbo” after his favorite cartoon character.
A cow in Poland escaped on its way to the slaughterhouse, broke through a metal fence, swam to a nearby island, and was allowed to live there after its owner gave up trying to recapture it.
In 2016, a 155-year-old mousetrap kept on display in a museum in Berkshire caught a mouse.
In 2016, 104-year-old Jack Reynolds became the oldest person to get a tattoo, and a year later at 105-years-old, he became the oldest person to ride a rollercoaster.
Sci-fi author Phillip K. Dick was once so poor he ate dog food to survive. He would go on to have an outstanding career and write a novel that formed the basis for the movie Blade Runner.
One of the richest woman in China was born in extreme poverty in a remote mountain village. She got her wealth by selling her chili sauce, lao gan ma, which she originally made for her noodle stand.
Scientists hope to clone a 40,000-Year-Old extinct horse. The baby horse was discovered in permafrost in eastern Siberia. The animal’s tissue was preserved enough for scientists to obtain samples. There is no damage to the horse’s carcass and even its hair is intact.
The team of scientists is hoping the experiment on the baby horse will give them insight to progress toward their ultimate goal – bringing back the extinct woolly mammoth.
“If we manage to clone the horse – it will be the first step to cloning the mammoth.”
American service members drank so much beer in Iceland that they cause a shortage and some bars ran out completely.
When Robin Williams appeared on ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ in 2001, an audience member developed a hernia from laughing too hard, and had to be taken away in an ambulance.