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.
Ikea’s founder, the late billionare Ingvar Kamprad, was incredibly frugal: He disciplines his employees for not using both sides of the paper. He was once turned away from Businessman Of The Year Award for arriving by bus, and assembled all his furniture himself.
Despite spending half his career in the saddle, Clint Eastwood is allergic to horses.
In 2013 police busted a meat packing plant in Guangxi, China that was selling 20 tons of chicken meat slaughtered in 1967. It had been treated with hydrogen peroxide to make it look presentable in markets and stores.
The iconic font for “Star Wars” was derived from Helvetica Black because designer Suzy Rice thought that it was the most Fascist typeface she could think of.
Twice a year in Monument Valley, mitten-shaped rock formations line up with the sun as it sets, causing one to “high five” the other with its shadow.
Amish men shave their mustaches as a protest against violence. The Amish were originally founded in Europe. At the time, mustaches were prevalent in the German military. The Amish began shaving their mustaches as a physical representation of their non-violent nature. It continues today.