In 1999 Google brought in 16 students to test out their search engine. Upon reaching the site, they sat still for 45 seconds…just staring. Worried, Google finally asked what was wrong. All 16 responded the same: they were waiting for the rest of the page to load.
In 2008 a Brazilian priest, as part of a fundraiser, strapped 1000 balloons to a lawn chair and sent himself up. Weeks later, he was found dead at sea, earning him a Darwin Award.
Dale Decker, a 37-year-old from Wisconsin, slipped a disc and now suffers from Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome. He orgasms 100 times a day. It would be a fantastic problem to have, were it not for the fact that he experiences involuntary, crippling orgasms so often that he can barely leave his house — much less work.
Mexican-American composer, Conlon Nancarrow, made pieces of music for player pianos with abnormal time signatures usually consisting of square root values and pi like 1/√π/√⅔.
One man was caught twice on To Catch a Predator. The second time was less than a week after his court date for the first one. It was so soon that Chris Hansen recognized him.
Last surviving witness to the Abraham Lincoln assassination lived long enough to be interviewed about it on television.
There are NYC taxis that are actually undercover cop cars.
Ben McMahon, the Australian man, woke from a coma speaking fluent Mandarin but had completely forgotten English.