National parks save an estimated $6 trillion globally in mental health treatment.
The Abraham Lincoln Battalion were a group of American fighters in the Spanish Civil War. Among their number was the first African-American to lead white troops, an acrobat and a rabbi.
In 2015, the State of New York conducted DNA tests on popular supplements and found that in 4 out of 5 cases the pills contained nothing more than filler.
The “Nobel Prize in Economics” isn’t a real Nobel Prize. It was established over 70 years after the death of Alfred Nobel, is sponsored by a bank and is officially only “in memory of Alfred Nobel”.
Aleksey Maresyev, a pilot who was shot down in Nazi territory, lost the use of his legs, crawled for eighteen days before returning to Soviet territory. His legs were then amputated. Nevertheless, within a year he was flying again on prosthetic legs.
Ford used an astrologer from California to determine which date they would launch the new Ford Taurus. They paid the astrologer $500.
South Dakota reportedly paid an advertising firm $449,000 to develop its new anti-meth campaign. The firm came up with the slogan, “Meth. We’re on it.”
The public reaction, so far, hasn’t been kind.
This is not South Dakota’s first tagline in the news. In 2015, South Dakota tourism used the tagline “why die on Mars, when you can live in South Dakota?”
Queen Victoria wrote an average 2,500 words per day, and her personal journal grew to a total of 122 volumes.
In 2013, the Fresno chapter of the Hell’s angels waited in line outside of Walmart for five days so they could buy every bike inside and donate them to charity.
Queen Elizabeth once went for a walk near her Balmoral estate with one of her protection officers and met some American tourists who didn’t recognise her. They asked her if she’d ever met the Queen and she said “No”, then pointed to her officer and said “he has”. They didn’t connect the dots.