Italy has an infamous “monster park” called the Gardens of Bomarzo filled with disturbing statues carved by a Renaissance-era mad genius.
“Zyzzyx Road,” a 2006 thriller starring Tom Sizemore and Katherine Heigl, was released in just one theater for a week. During its short run, a total of six people saw the film, which resulted in $30 in ticket sales, making it the lowest-grossing movie of all time.
Attending Harvard is free if your household income is below 65K a year. Harvard’s financial aid programs pay 100 percent of tuition, fees, room, and board for students from families earning less than $65,000 a year.
In ancient Athens, only the 300 wealthiest citizens had to pay tax; this was considered a high honour, and taxpayers competed to provide the greatest public good.
“This map shows the most commonly spoken language in every US state, excluding English and Spanish”, by Andy Kiersz and Ivan De Luce, Business Insider (1/18/20)
A new telescope built to study the Sun has released its first images. They show the surface of the Sun in the most exquisite detail we’ve ever seen – revealing convection granules the size of Texas, and tiny magnetic features – the roots of fields that extend far into space.
Romans were known to create tombs for their dogs and gave them epitaphs to remember them by. One such inscription read, “I am in tears, while carrying you to your last resting place as much as I rejoiced when bringing you home with my own hands 15 years ago.”
A Futurama episode contains a real-life mathematical theorem which was specifically made for that episode, making it the first known theorem to be created for the sole purpose of entertainment in a TV show.
In 1938 a 12 year old boy found a strange rock, took it home and showed his dad who saw nothing special, then used it as a door stop for 9 years, it was later gound to be a sapphire worth 9.6 million dollars today.
An Australian restaurant called Pablo’s Escoburgers came under fire for their burger called “The Patron,” a double patty with candied bacon topped with a line of white powder (garlic flour) and a rolled up fake $100 bank note. They announced that people were “lining up for a taste.”