On February 8, 1994, Jack Nicholson got out of his car in and smashed the windshield of another driver’s Mercedes with a golf club for “cutting him off”. Nicholson reportedly offered an apology and a $500K check that successfully ended any criminal prosecution for the road-rage incident.
In medieval times clothes were stored close to the toilet shaft, as the ammonia fumes would kill any fleas.
There is a dissociative phenomenon called derealization that causes the external world to feel unreal or dreamlike. 74% of the population have experienced it.
In 1952, a bus driver named Albert Gunter jumped over the opening bascules of Tower Bridge, London, and no one got seriously injured. He was given a £10 bonus.
The US tried to purchase Greenland for $100 million in 1946.
The meditation mantra “Om” is recognized by many religions as the primordial sound present at the creation of the universe.
NYC disposed of almost 1300 subway cars by sinking them at sea.
In 1951, after his plane crashed into the ocean, Clint Eastwood swam 3 miles to safety (along with his pilot).
There are five areas called “Blue Zones” where people live measurably longer lives, often into their 100s.