The reason why Amish grow beards but shave their mustaches is to represent their pacifism. The Amish associate mustaches with the military and thus they shave their mustaches to show they would never serve in warfare. The Amish who did serve did so in the Civilian Service Corps.
Ferrari engines are musically engineered to sound perfect by utilising 3rd and 6th harmonics on the air intake, like a flute or organ.
Michael Jackson went grocery shopping shopping in a closed down supermarket with all the other people being actors just to experience what’s it like to be an ordinary person
In 2015 “Hello Barbie” was released. She used speech recognition and connected to wifi. When you pressed her belt buckle, Barbie saved what you said to the cloud so she could learn your likes and dislikes and incorporate them into future conversations. Some parents found it “too creepy”.
In June 2013, a fossil analysis discovered a large lizard in Myanmar. The extinct reptile was given the moniker Barbaturex Morrisoni in honor of Jim Morrison. “This is a king lizard, and he was the lizard king, so it just fit,” said Jason Head, a paleontologist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
The Russian Standard Bank was founded by entrepreneur Roustam Tariko in the 90s to circumvent the advertisement ban of alcohol in Russia and promote his Vodka, the Russian Standard. Today, it is the largest consumer bank in Russia and Tariko is one of the most successful bankers in Europe.
Only specific types of sand are useful in important building materials like concrete. This has creates a shortage of sand in some areas leading to black markets for illegally mined sand run by sand mafias and sand pirates.
During the 14th century ships arriving in Venice from infected ports were required to sit at anchor for 40 days. This practice is where we get the word “quarantine” from the Italian “quaranta” meaning “forty”.
Bhutan is smoking-free, carbon-negative country that passes no law unless it improves citizens’ well-being.
In 2008 a bear was sued for stealing honey by a Macedonian beekeeper. The bear was found guilty, and the beekeeper received 1,700 euro from the state for the damages.