The Mexican party scene has fully embraced ridiculously long pointy boots. Known as “botas picudas,” the Mexican fashion of pointy boots has started with the tribal music. In the beginning, people were using regular boots. Then they started making them pointier and pointier, until it got out of control.
A lot of that weird creepy music in horror movies is performed on one unique instrument called a waterphone.
A fifth wheel was a concept to help with parallel parking in the 1950’s.
If you clap your hands in front of Chichen Itza’s El Castillo pyramid, the echo will sound like a chirping bird.
A real estate broker in the city of Ermelo in the Netherlands found a great way to encourage prospective buyers to take a quick tour of this house: his company built a roller coaster through it.
Humans racing each other on all fours is a thing. The fastest 100 m running on all fours is 15.86 seconds and was achieved by Katsumi Tamakoshi (Japan).
There is a small village in Japan that invented the practice of rice paddy art whereby 4 different strains of rice are planted in a pattern so that they form a picture once the rice matures.
Due to the fact that radio broadcasts robust enough to reach deep space was first used in the 1940’s, it is very likely that the first message potential aliens would hear from us would be made by Hitler.
The British army tested LSD on its Marines in 1964… and filmed it.
Liquindi, or Pygmy water drumming, is practiced by the Baka Forest People of central Africa. Tones are produced by trapping air in one’s hands and hitting the surface of the water, to create percussive musical rhythms.