When Napoleon I emancipated the Jews he stated “I will never accept any proposals that will obligate the Jewish people to leave France, because to me the Jews are the same as any other citizen in our country” the Russian Orthodox Church labelled him as the ‘Anti-Christ and The Enemy of God‘.
Until 1985, you needed a prescription to buy condoms in Ireland.
Doctor Ignaz Semmelweis discovered that by washing his hands between delivering babies cut the mortality rate of infection from 35% to less than 1%. His ideas were rejected by the medical community and upset other doctors so much they put him in a insane asylum. He was beaten to death 14 days later.
The city of Kennesaw, Georgia has a law that all families must own a gun.
Even though the Dalai Lama can’t swim, his greatest fear is being eaten by a shark.
The Sargasso Sea is a region in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by ocean currents, and this is the only sea that has no coast.
There is a “three generations of punishment” sentence in North Korea. This means a person would be sent to the camp along with that person’s entire family and two subsequent generations of family members would be born in prison and live their entire lives there.
When maverick Scottish Psychiatrist R.D. Laing faced a naked schizophrenic woman rocking silently to and fro in a padded cell, he took off his own clothes and sat next to her, rocking to the same rhythm until she spoke for the first time in months.
When male fruit flies lose a fight, they get so depressed that they stop trying to fight other flies, even if they know they can win.
The Assassin Bug is a bug that wears its victims bodies as armor.