Between 1907 and 1922, American-born women who married non-citizens automatically lost American citizenship. In 1917, hundreds of American women who had married German men were forced to register with the government as ‘enemy aliens’.
“The” was originally written as “þe” in old english. It was eventually abbreviated to “þͤ”. Since “þ” looked similar to “y” in old english blackletter script, they were both mixed up. So, in old english, “Ye olde” was simply pronounced “The olde.”
A study published in the medical journal Pediatrics found Spongebob Squarepants causes learning difficulties and impulse control problems in 4 year old viewers.
A woman was successfully diagnosed in 1984 of brain tumor, after she began hearing unknown voices in her head that told her she needed to have a brain scan.
In 1997 a woman was diagnosed with a brain tumour after she hallucinated voices telling her that she had one. The voices said “goodbye” after surgery to remove the tumour.
The Miwok (North California) played a game similar to soccer. Played by both sexes, girls were allowed to do anything, including kicking the ball & picking it up & running with it, while boys were only allowed to use their feet, but if a girl was holding the ball he could pick her up and carry her.
A Queens man, Raffi Stepanian, has mined the cracks in the sidewalks in Midtown’s Diamond District, New York City, for bits of diamonds, rubies, platinum and gold to make a living. Over six days, he says he collected enough gold for two sales totaling $819.
In 1968 a Syrian Air Force MiG accidentally landed in Israel. The pilot had been navigating with a map published in the 1940s.
In Back to the Future, the original idea was for the time machine to be a refrigerator, but because Robert Zemeckis was afraid that kids would imitate the film and get trapped in fridges, they changed it to a DeLorean car.
An oil change for a Bugatti Veyron costs $21,000 and takes approximately 27 hours.