“Hemp for Victory” is a short film made by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to promote farmers growing Cannabis Sativa for WWII. It’s existence was denied by the US Govt until VHS copied were eventually sourced.
Walking through a doorway can cause memory lapses. That is why sometimes when we walk into another room, we often forget why we even came there.
Japanese football fans always clean up their stadium after their World Cup Finals games, a tradition stemming back to the 1998 World Cup
In 1934, Swiss banking secrecy laws were strengthened to encourage Jews of Central & Eastern Europe, fearful of Nazis, to hide their assets in Swiss banks. After a majority of those depositors died during the Holocaust, the laws were used to wrongfully deny their heirs access to those accounts.
Spanish drink called “Kola Coca” was presented at a contest in Philadelphia in 1885, a year before the official birth of Coca-Cola. The rights to this Spanish drink were bought by Coca-Cola in 1953.
McDonalds once came up with bubblegum flavoured broccoli, in an attempt to get kids to eat healthier. It was never introduced as children found the flavour confusing.
Frans de Waal is a Dutch biologist, who is studying primates. France tries to understand the origin of certain human behavior and morals. And for better understanding, he took a closer look into the animal world. In 70’s, when he decided to do more research, all the studies about primate and animal behaviour in general, were based on aggression and violence theory, It was thought, that aggression was a prime instinct, But, Frans discovered, that even though chimpanzes act agressively, they reconcile after a fight. Frans decided to focus on a socially positive tendencies and came to a conclusion,that animals are capable of empathy, sharing and doing favors for each other. Furthermore, they are all for fairness and equality.
Ants are skilled farmers. Many species of ants purposely grow an edible fungus inside the nest that the ants feed upon, to ensure that the nest isn’t wiped out by starvation when food is scarce.
A teenager fooled an entire school and its officials by pretending to be the State Senator. He was chauffeured, given a tour, and spoke to the high school students about being involved in politics. They only found out when the real Senator showed up the next month.
In 2014, a Spanish 20-year-old university student forged police and secret service documents, infiltrated the king’s coronation ceremony, shook his hand, and then impersonated a government adviser to broker a lucrative business deal.