German city of Nördlingen was build on top of a 15 million year’s old meteorite crater. Stone buildings in the town contain millions of tiny diamonds, all less than 0.2 millimetres across.
The worlds rarest tree, Kaikōmako native to New Zealand, has been rescued from extinction after 40 years of trying to get the very last female tree in the world to fruit again.
The 1972 TV show Kung Fu ended after only 3 seasons, due to injuries, not ratings. The show had solid ratings throughout its run. However, Carradine felt he had sustained too many injuries on the show and could not go on. Thus, Kung Fu ended after three years.
A CIA intelligence officer working undercover in Uganda became a minor celebrity as the lead singer of a popular local band known as the “Kampala Jazz All-Stars”.
In Iceland men would have to to lift a 100 kg stone to hip height to qualify to work on a fishing boat. Some of the original stones still sit on the beach at Djúpalónssandur. This tradition became the inspiration for lifting the Ardblair Stones in Scotland, Iceland, and Wales.
There’s a town in Michigan called Zilwaukee, which was named so that people would confuse it with Milwaukee and move there to work.
There have been actual scientific studies comparing apples and oranges in order to prove that you can in fact compare apples and oranges. One such study conducted by a NASA researcher named Scott Sandford used infrared spectroscopy to analyze and compare the fruits.
Facebook conducted a study where they intentionally manipulated almost 700,000 users’ emotions without their knowledge or permission.
A study conducted in 195 countries, over a 26-year period, concluded that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. The researchers admitted that moderate drinking may protect against heart disease, but found that the risk of cancer and other diseases outweighs these protections.