The man who patented the ouija board has a ouija board headstone.
Childhood Amnesia is the inability of adults to recall memories before the age of two to four years.
Back in the early 1980s, orthodontist David Marshall, from Syracuse, NY, liked to speculate about what humans would look like 2 million years in the future. Or what “Future Man” would look like, as he referred to our descendants. Based on previous trends in our evolution, he concluded that Future Man will be hairless, big-skulled, small-jawed, and have few teeth.
TVs emit a tone during ad breaks that are inaudible to humans but that smartphones are listening for; now corporate entities can link the tv & phone as belonging to the same person. It means government entities can play a tone through the TV and ping all the phones in the room, identifying the whole group.
If you don’t eat sushi by age 35, there is a 95% chance you never will. As we get older, we are less open to “novelty.”
Prison inmates in Ohio made a computer hidden in the ceiling, which was connected to the prisons network.
Disney has a bedtime hotline you can call where you can speak to a Disney character (including Yoga and Spiderman) and they’ll tell your kid to go to sleep.
In 2017, 70 students drank so much alcohol at a house party in maryland that the air inside the house registered positive an a breathalyser.
Silent movie actors were initially not given on-screen credit for their films, as studio bosses feared it would make the performers too popular, and able to demand higher wages. Actress Florence Lorence was the first to get one in 1910.
When Charles Dickens was 12 years old, his father was thrown into prison for debt. Charles was forced to leave school and work ten-hour days at a boot factory in order to help support his family. The poor conditions of the working class became a major theme in several of his works.