A ~2500 years old sword was discovered in China with untarnished condition.
When a soviet anthropologist exhumed Timur’s body, he found inside the casket an inscription saying, “Who ever opens my tomb, shall unleash an invader more terrible than I“. Two days later the Nazi’s invaded the U.S.S.R.
At one point, Sears offered cocaine and syringes in its catalogs.
NFL cheerleaders are only paid $50 a game.
An entire population of mice that inhabited an islet in Mexico was driven to extinction by a single cat.
Kangaroos can’t fart. They convert the small quantity of methane they produce into an energy source which their body reuses. Scientists hope that they will be able to transfer the bacteria that causes this in kangaroos to cows, to reduce methane emissions to save the world from the latest fashionable catastrophe: global warming.
in 1840 an electric bell started ringing. 170 years later it’s still going, on the same battery.
During the Cold War, the US military developed a rifle that fired nuclear war heads. It was called the Davy Crocket and production of this smallest nuclear weapon began in 1956, with a total of 2,100 being made. The weapon was deployed with U.S. Army forces from 1961 to 1971.
Canada created a postal code called H0H 0H0 for the North Pole.