Keanu Reeves was forced to shoot a film after a friend forged his signature on the films contract. ‘The Watcher’ went down as one of his worst movies by critics.
Millennials are more likely to purchase a home in order to have space for their dog than to have more space for children.
Before the internet, Nintendo had “game counselors” – whom you could call if you were stuck in a game and they would coach you through it.
As Pres. Grover Cleveland and his wife were moving out of the White House, she told staff to take care of the place because “We are coming back four years from today.” Cleveland won another term and moved back in four years later.
Icebergs are always made out of fresh water. True icebergs are glacier fragments that have fallen into the sea. Glaciers are composed of fresh water, and thus true icebergs are too. Additionally, ‘sea ice’ that forms from frozen sea water is also fresh- this is because the salt is excluded from the ice crystal lattice that develops when water freezes.
The word ‘disaster’ comes from the Italian ‘disastro’, meaning ‘ill-starred’, as people believed their misfortunes were due to the astrological positioning of stars in the sky.
The only existing film footage of Anne Frank is posted on YouTube by the Amsterdam museum.
The girl next door to Anne is getting married and the footage shows a 13-year-old Anne leaning out of a window to get a good look at the bride and groom.
Britain removed all their road signs during World War II so that if the Germans invaded, they would get lost. These defensive preparations included the removal of signposts, milestones, and railway station signs. Gas pumps were also removed from service stations near their coast.
The Apostrophe Protection Society that was founded to enforce the proper use of the apostrophe in written English was brought to a “full stop” in 2019. The founder of the society stated that “the ignorance and laziness present in modern times have won!”
There is a Japanese cafe that is staffed by robot waiters controlled remotely by paralysed people.
Children in Iceland are not allowed to have names with the letter “C” in them. All names must conform to rules of Icelandic language, which does not have the letter “C”.
In 1967 a Munich resident Helmut G. Winter built a catapult to launch Bavarian potato dumplings at noisy planes flying over his house forcing the West German Luftwaffe pilots to concede defeat and change their flight path.