There is a rare breed of pig called sheep-pig, which is capable of producing wool, just like sheep. There are many variations of these animals, the Mangalica is one of the most common breeds.
In 2007, Ewa Wisnerska, a professional paraglider, was sucked into a storm cloud and survived being 10,000 metres in the air without oxygen and subjected to temperatures of -50 °c. after an hour and falling back down to 6,900 metres she came to and was able to fly her way back down to earth.
Jupiter protects the Earth by “eating up” any asteroid or comet that ventures near thanks to its gravitational pull, earning the nickname “vacuum cleaner of the solar system.”
The first ever Super Bowl halftime show didn’t feature award winning musicians, but rather two men flying around with jet packs. The spectacle was witnessed by 60,000 in attendance and 50 million watching at home.
The only known copy of the first ever Super Bowl is unavailable for public view. The tape is currently tied up in a legal battle between its owner and the NFL.
For generations doctors assumed that the appendix had no function. But recently it is determined it “acts as a good safe house for bacteria”. Sometimes bacteria in the intestines die or are purged. The appendix’s job is to reboot the digestive system in that case.
In 2012 an 11 year old boy accidentally flew to Rome alone without any money, passports, or boarding passes while running away from his mom in a mall. No one realized until the plane was already halfway to Italy.
In 2013, a 67-year-old Belgian woman was mislaid by her GPS and mistakenly drove 900 miles. Her actual destination was only 90 miles away. She was supposed to pick up a friend in Brussels, but instead drove all the way south to Zagreb, Croatia. It took her two days.
Italy has an infamous “monster park” called the Gardens of Bomarzo filled with disturbing statues carved by a Renaissance-era mad genius.
“Zyzzyx Road,” a 2006 thriller starring Tom Sizemore and Katherine Heigl, was released in just one theater for a week. During its short run, a total of six people saw the film, which resulted in $30 in ticket sales, making it the lowest-grossing movie of all time.