The first shot fired by the United States in World War I was in Puerto Rico and not in Europe.
Forgetting something when you enter a room is not just due to random memory lapse, but because doorways trigger ‘event boundaries’ in your mind. Walking through them can make it 2-3 times more likely you will forget what you were thinking of.
On November 24, 1740, a 16-year-old boy was hanged by the neck for 20 minutes and survived and his death sentence commuted to exile.
When the Soviet Union were occupying Afghanistan there was an Afghan Cosmonaut who became a Hero of the Soviet Union.
A particular dog was allowed free travel on South Australian Railways in the 1890s. Well loved by railwaymen, the dog was presented with a collar that read: ‘Stop me not, but let me jog, for I am Bob, the drivers dog’.
The “G” in “G-string” stands for groin.
In order to prove a dingo couldn’t carry away a baby, Australian investigators took turns trying to hold a 10 pound bucket of sand in their mouths.
We are in the midst of the sixth great extinction according to many biologists.