In 2016 an octopus named Inky escaped from their tank at an aquarium in New Zealand and traveled down a 164 ft long pipe that lead to the South Pacific and freedom.
In 2008 due to the recession Japanese workers could go to a shop called ‘The Venting Place’ in Tokyo and buy plates to smash against a wall to release anger. “You can get three small dishes for 500 yen, a medium sized plate for 500 yen, a big platter for 1000 yen”.
A group of undercover Detroit police posing as drug dealers tried to arrest another group of undercover police posing as drug buyers.
In Japan doctors would prescribe “Forest therapy” to treat depression and anxiety. The scent of the trees increases activity of the natural killer cells that enhances your immune system which boosts resistance against stress.
Hungry men tend to be more attracted to women with higher body weight than men who have eaten.
A medieval English recipe was found to cure MRSA, an infection characterized by a resistance to antibiotics. It consists of wine, garlic, leek, and oxgall standing in a brass vessel for nine days. Each step “was crucial for its efficacy”.
The Legend of Zelda was principally inspired by creator Shigeru Miyamoto’s explorations as a young boy in the hillsides, forests, and caves surrounding his childhood home in Sonobe, Japan where he ventured into forests with secluded lakes, caves, and rural villages.
The reason the portrait of Winston Churchill looks grumpy on the £5 note, is because the photographer had just snatched the cigar out of Churchill’s mouth.
Humans nearly went extinct, reducing to a population of only 8,800 which would qualify today as “endangered” before bouncing back.
In Japan, it takes up to 20 years of school to become a sushi chef, which is years longer than it takes to become a doctor.