There is honey called “mad honey” which produces hallucinations. People in Nepal venture through dangerous vertical climbs to gather it. Price per pound is 60$
Despite being seriously ill at the siege of Acre in the Third Crusade, Richard I, better known as Richard the Lionheart, had his men carry him on a stretcher on the front lines so he could shoot enemies on the walls of the city with his crossbow.
After filming Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola wanted the film to be a special event, playing in exactly one theater in Kansas – the geographical center of the USA. The theater would be built especially for the film with a unique surround sound system, and would run continuously for 10 years.
A two hour live special featuring the opening of a secret vault owned by Al Capone was aired, hosted by Geraldo Rivera. 30 million people tuned in to watch as it was opened…only to find it was empty aside from some debris. It was the most watched syndicated special that year.
At age 71 legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen discovered he was nearly broke after his long time manager and former lover stole $5M. The theft started after Cohen entered a Zen Buddhist retreat when he retired, believing he had enough money to live there the rest of his life.
Wearing paper clips was a symbol of rejecting Nazi ideals and racism during WWII.
The average man gets bored during a shopping trip with their wife or girlfriend after just 26 minutes, according to a UK study.
Bulgarian man Dobri Dobrev, also known as Grandpa Dobri, spent his life begging for money and donated all the money he collected to charities, orphanages, churches and monasteries. He died in 2018, at the age of 103.