Psychologist George M. Stratton in the 1890’s wore glasses that made him see everything upside down and after 5 days his brain adapted and he was seeing things as normal.
Greek statues were carved with a small penis because having a bigger package was considered grotesque and disgusting.
There is a time capsule buried in 1968 in Amarillo Texas containing the passbook to a bank account with a $10 deposit, expected to be worth $1 quadrillion when it is opened in 2968.
There is a variant of chess called “Singularity Chess” played on a board distorted in the center. Due to the distortion, some pieces can make U-turns, attack the same square multiple ways, and bishops can change square colors.
Most newspapers are written at a fifth-grade reading level.
A woman disguised herself as a man for 18 months to write a book on gender. After the experiment, she was institutionalized for depression, and stated that she never felt so glad for being a woman.
Louis Pasteur, a French microbiologist from the 1800’s, kept a loaded gun in his laboratory while working on a vaccine for rabies; if he or one of his lab assistants got infected, they were to be shot in the head.
A Spanish woman claims she legally owns the sun and is trying to charge people for the use of the sun.
A species of bird known as the Shrike impales all of its prey so that it can return and feed whenever it wants.