In Jan 2015 Masha a tabby cat from Obninsk, Kaluba Russia, rescued an abandoned baby from freezing to death by staying beside & give him warmth while continue meowing to alert human in the vicinity. It didn’t took long someone hear & noticed and baby boy was saved & brought to a hospital.
A hacker, named Raphael Gray, posted stolen data of over 6.5k credit cards, claiming that the law enforcement was too incompetent to stop him. Gray’s arrogance annoyed ex-hacker Chris Davis so much that he found Gray’s information and informed the FBI about the crime, leading to Gray’s arrest.
The weight of silverware in restaurants impacts how much a customer is willing to pay for their meal.
The first non-Neapolitan to win the World Pizza Cup in Naples had to be escorted off the stage by police for fear of being attacked by the crowd.
The Catholic Church closed a Louisiana parish in 1955 after its members refused to let a black priest be assigned to it.
A few local Catholics sent a petition to Pope Pius XII, requesting a papal decree supporting segregation. The papacy responded by describing racism as a major evil.
Betta fish are very intelligent. They have been known to be able to recognize their owners. There are even some Betta fish that can do tricks like pushing a tiny ball through a ring using their nose. This is something that most fish are incapable of.
There are 7,500 varieties of apples. Pink Pearl is known to taste like raspberry and smell like grapefruit.
The Quaker Oats company isn’t Quaker and never was, they picked their name based on a religious stereotype about Quakers being honest in business.
The saying “Irish Goodbye” refers to a person ducking out of a party, social gathering or very bad date without bidding farewell.
There were two types of slavery in the post-Civil War USA south:
1) Convict leasing, where the States generated much revenue and where business owners got very cheap labor (even cheaper than having slaves)
2) Peonage, which meant being in debt and paying off that debt.
Peonage was far more criminal than convict leasing. Law-abiding citizens were arrested on fake charges, then told they had to pay a ‘fine’. They could not afford to pay that fine.
Then someone would step in (this was all set up) and pay that fine. And in order to pay back that money, they had to work for free for a very long time … how long? Nobody said.