Archaeologists found skeletal remains of a Roman-era couple who have been holding hands for 1,500 years.
There is no evidence that Viking helmets ever had horns.
A doctor treated herself for breast cancer while stranded in Antarctica.
A right whale’s testicle can weigh up to 500kg. The largest of any animal.
Before the invention of electricity, there was a “spice clock”, a clock that opened a different compartment of spices each hour so that people waking in the night could taste the time before going back to sleep.
US income inequality is on par with Russia and Turkey.
Speedometers tell you you’re going 10% faster to account for accuracy errors.
The Wilhelm scream is a frequently-used film and television stock sound effect first used in 1951 for the film Distant Drums. The effect gained new popularity (its use often becoming an in-joke) after it was used in Star Wars and many other blockbuster films as well as television programs and video games. The scream is often used when someone is falling to his death from great height. Here is a compilation of the Wilhelm scream from a variety of movies.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists the Feb. 15, 2003, protest in Rome against the Iraq war as the largest ever with 3 MILLION people.
A dog can instinctively solve calculus problems when playing fetch.