The East German secret police preferred not to arrest people, but rather use “biodegradation” to paralyze enemies of the state: organizing failures at their workplace, destroying their friendships, and ruining their reputation.
In 2010 a group of hackers hacked the 2010 School Board e-voting system in Washington DC, and got Bender (from Futurama) elected.
Some deaf people with schizophrenia don’t experience the common symptom of hearing voices, but rather, they see visual hallucinations of disembodied hands or lips making words.
A study found that people would rather give themselves electric shocks than sit in the silence of their thoughts.
The people who falsely claimed the copyright to “Happy Birthday to You” made $2M a year for decades until the song was ruled public domain.
Dating back to 2000 BC, Zoroastrianism is the only religion which has a creationism myth based on the contemporary Spherical Earth.
For a few thousand bucks, Detroit police will give a business higher 911 priority.
In 2012 a German civil servant, in an email announcing his retirement to his colleagues, admitted that he had done zero work for the last 14 years
Before 2017 the highest timed speed on a public road was set in 1938 by a Mercedes-Benz, reaching a speed of 433 km/h.
M*A*S*H didn’t have a laugh track when it was broadcast overseas in the UK, this was how the show’s creator intended it. However, in the United States CBS required a laugh track because they had never produced a comedy without one.