Satoru Iwata, years before he became the president of Nintendo, was an unpaid intern at Commodore Japan.
In 2017, a woman named Chau Smith ran seven marathons in seven consecutive days on seven continents in celebration of her 70th birthday.
Longyearbyen, Norway is the world’s northernmost settlement with a population greater than 1,000. There is a ban on cats, a monthly alcohol purchase limit, and a requirement to carry a rifle while outside for protection from polar bears.
Research shows that parents’ education level has a significant impact on their children’s success.
According to data from the Aspen Institute of Play and the Utah State University’s Families in Sports Lab, the most expensive kids’ sport is ice hockey, which has an annual cost of $2,583 on average in the United States
One of the earliest escape attempts to bypass the Berlin Wall was by Heinz Meixner in 1963. He removed a convertible’s windshield and deflated its tires as low as possible. He, with his fiancee and her mother hidden, then drove up to the boom barrier, sped under it, and escaped into West Berlin.
France banned serving alcohol with school lunches in 1956, but only for kids under 14. Before the 1950s, French children were not only allowed to drink wine, beer or cider in the canteen, but they were encouraged to do so.
During WW2, German pilots in North Africa would wrap Coca-Cola bottles in wet towels and attach them to the wings before takeoff, so that it would be cold when they landed and needed a drink.
Before trees took over the earth the land was covered with Prototaxites, a fungus that became extinct more than 350 million years ago and is believed to have reached almost 9m high and 1.37m in diameter.
Mafia receipts account for 9% of Italy’s GDP. The ‘Ndrangheta alone account for 3%.