At the time of writing, taking your dogs for walks could become the law in Germany. Under the planned rules, dog owners will have to take their dogs for walks at least twice a day, for a minimum of one hour in total.
Contrary to what the movies would have you believe, romantic relationships invariably involve conflict. It may seem like arguing with your partner signals the end of a relationship but new research findings suggest it could help couples bond better.
Study on 11,196 couples shows that it’s not the person you choose but the relationship you build. The variables related to the couple’s dynamic predicted success in relationships more reliably than individual personality traits.
The USS William D. Porter was the only vessel in US Navy history to have its entire crew placed under arrest after accidentally firing a live torpedo at a vessel carrying the President of the United States and the Secretary of State.
In 1951 a 66 year old man wasn’t allowed to enter a 1800km (1118 miles) long bicykle race due to being to old. He showed up anyways and won the race by biking for days without sleep. He got the nickname ”Grandpa Steel”.
Rosie Ruiz won the Boston Marathon in 1980. It turns out, she cheated and simply hopped in a cab and only pretended to run the race. She hopped out 1/2 of a mile away and jogged to her trophy(which was subsequently taken away 8 days later).
In 1967, Paul McCartney forgot his passport when travelling to France to shoot a music video. He told the agents, ‘You know who I am so why do you need to see a photograph of me in a passport?’ And was let through.
If you ever got shrunk down to the size of an ant, not only would everything look bigger to you, but the world would also appear almost a million times darker, light would no longer appear straight meaning that the world around you would be covered in a haze of blurriness and shadow
The Anti-Work Movement is a philosophy that sees work as the cause of unhappiness, and should therefore be avoided. Although associated with anarchists and communists today, its roots can we traced back to the Ancient Greek Cynics.
In 1957 at an MLB game a woman was hit by a foul ball. It broke her nose. The game was paused as medics came to tend to her. As they carried her away on a stretcher, play resumed and a foul ball then struck her as she was being carried off by the medics. The second ball broke a bone in her knee.
In 1990, over 40,000 Nike shoes fell overboard out of a shipping container. This event was called the “Great Shoe Spill of 1990”. Due to the shoes’ unique serial numbers, the spill has aided oceanographers in their studies of ocean currents. The shoes are still being discovered daily in distant locations.
Since 1789, over 10,000 amendments to the Constitution have been introduced in Congress. Of those, only 33 were adopted and sent to the states for ratification, and only 27 were ultimately ratified and added to the Constitution.