Despite being famous on TV for his quick temper and frequent swearing, a 2005 interview revealed that Gordon Ramsay retained 85% of his staff since 1993.
In the days of phone directories (yellow pages), companies would choose names with the letter ‘A’ in front so they appeared first in the alphabetized list. This led to oddly spelled words, such as “Aaaamerican” or “Aaaction,” as well as many businesses with “AAA” in their names.
The documented cases of mothers lifting cars off of their trapped child, and other displays of seemingly impossible strength, are made possible by “hysterical strength”. Scientists don’t fully understand the chemical mechanism but believe adrenaline is involved.
Tim Storms is a singer who holds the record for lowest note produced by a human. The note is eight octaves below the lowest G on a piano, and humans can’t even hear it.
A British woman named Dorothy Eady hit her head as a kid in 1907, woke up and was convinced she was a reincarnated Egyptian priestess and somehow knew the location of objects in Egypt that had not been discovered yet; eventually moving to Egypt and studying as much as she could.
In 1911, a House Member introduced a resolution to abolish the Senate because it “has become an obstructive and useless body, a menace to the liberties of the people, and an obstacle to social growth;” His proposal died silently in committee.
A museum says they gave an artist $84,000 in cash to use in artwork. He delivered blank canvases and titled them “Take the Money and Run.”
75% of people enrolled in the Cherokee Nation have less than 25% Cherokee ancestry. Bill Baker, the former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, was found to only have 3% Cherokee ancestry.
About 372 million people receive artificially-fluoridated water in about 24 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Malaysia, the U.S., and Vietnam. Fluoridation is rare in Europe, with 97–98% choosing not to fluoridated drinking water.
The Danish protest pig is a rare breed of pigs originating in Denmark. In the 19th century, Prussians prohibited the use of the Danish flag so the farmers started to create a new breed that resembles their flag. The red-white pigs quickly became a symbol of Danish cultural independence.