An annual supply of bottled water for a person who consumes 8 glasses a day would cost approximately $200; the same amount of tap water would cost approximately $0.33.
UK has started Minister of Loneliness, currently held by Tracey Crouch, after growing consensus that loneliness is a public health concern.
Australia’s first cops were all criminals. The first police force was made up of 12 of the best behaved convicts.
Polar bear jail (also known as Polar Bear Holding Facility) is a special building in Churchill, Manitoba where polar bears that are considered troublesome or dangerous are isolated before they can be relocated… Before establishing the facility, polar bears who were considered dangerous used to be shot. The premise is that extended captivity would create a sense of danger for the bears so that they will be reluctant to approach the town.
In Turkey, there is still a saying “küfelik olmak”, it means “needing to be carried home in a basket” and it means you are too drunk. These people were called küfeci. To be so drunk you couldn’t walk was called küfe. Apparently, is was a well known thing in Turkey.
David Edmondson lied on his resume to get a position as a Vice President of Marketing at RadioShack in the 90’s. He worked his way up over 11 years to become CEO and resigned in disgrace after it was revealed his resume was falsified.
The Queen of England is the only person to have ever eaten British Chocolate. In 1932 a factory in York tried growing cacao plants in the inhospitable British weather, but harvested only enough for one small bar, which they presented to Elizabeth II.
In 1933 there was a proposed Amendment to the US Constitution that would put a Limit of $1 million on personal wealth. In the wake of the Great Depression many Americans developed more socialist values and believed personal wealth should be limited to avoid such an issue from happening again.
In 1937, a funnel was filled with hot pitch, a highly viscous material. In April 2014, the ninth drop from the funnel fell, almost thirteen and a half years after the eighth.
The Voyager probes took more than 40 years traveling at 40,000 mph to leave our solar system, but it will be another 40,000 years before they get anywhere near another star.