Mormons believe that the Garden of Eden was located in Jackson County, Missouri.
Thomas Baron, a NASA contractor, died with his family when their car stalled on train tracks – a week after he submitted a report (which later was lost) alleging foul play in the accidental deaths of Apollo 1 crew members.
A major tiger reserve in India found it it didn’t actually have any tigers.
In 1876 meat fell from the sky for a few minutes in Bath County, Kentucky.
Only 8% of the world’s currency exists as physical cash, the rest is electronic.
Sweden offers 480 days of paid maternity (and paternity) leave.
Britain’s youngest female murderer is aged 10 and claimed to see the devil every night in her dreams.
In the late 19th century Americans railed against the metric system because it was an “atheistic system”.
As part of their animal welfare measures, the Nazis banned vivisection of animals and commercial trapping, and severely restricted hunting, shoeing of horses, and boiling live lobsters.
More people die from prescription painkiller overdoses than from heroin and cocaine overdoses combined.