A German man reported his car stolen in 1997 and found it 20 years later. It was in the same spot where he left it, but was so old by that point that he could no longer drive it.
Christmas Cards in Victorian England were bizarre to put it mildly. Featuring dead birds, frogs murdering one another, sinister snowmen and others.
The world’s largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island is in Canada. It doesn’t have a name.
In 1951 a 66 year old man wasn’t allowed to enter a 1800km (1118 miles) long bicykle race due to being to old. He showed up anyways and won the race by biking for days without sleep. He got the nickname ”Grandpa Steel”.
Julia Child was an American cooking teacher, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs.
Little known fact is that she did not have a natural talent for cooking. In fact, she was a self-admitted disaster in the kitchen until she began taking classes at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Prior to her marriage, Child simply fed herself frozen dinners for several years. And during one of her early attempts at making a meal from scratch, she set the oven on fire.
In 1998, Honduras finished building a large bridge over the river Choluteca. In the same year, flooding from Hurricane Mitch rerouted the river Choluteca, so now the bridge goes over dry land.
Astronauts Mark Lee and Jan Davis married in secret 9 months before their joint flight to the ISS and didn’t tell NASA until it was too late to train replacements. They are the only married couple to have ever flown in space together.
Agatha became skilled at body-boarding in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and in Hawaii she learned to ride while standing on the board.
The word “Cliché” originates from the clicking sound made when printing plates are used to create the same text over and over. The plates used in this process are also known as “stereotypes.”