In 1961, Thomas Monaghan got half-ownership of “Domino’s”, now one of the largest pizza companies in the world. All he had to give in return was his used Volkswagen Beetle car.
Crisis Apparition is a term used to explain when someone is contacted by a person they were close too, usually after death. During the after math of 9/11 many people claim to have been contacted by loved ones that died that day.
NASA planned to send astronauts to Mars in 1981 using Nerva nuclear rockets but congress cut NASA’s funding and Nixon cancelled the Nerva project entirely in 1973, causing Nasa to focus on the development of the Space Shuttle instead.
As far back as 1872, despite practically no women being allowed to vote, Victoria Woodhull of the Equal Rights Party became the first woman nominated for a US Presidential election. Frederick Douglass, a black abolitionist, was even chosen as her running mate.
Limousines are made from cars being cut in half instead of just making the limo. One exception is the presidential limousines. They are built from the factory so that they can integrate all of the secret security technology.
Paparokades was a rock band formed by a group of Greek priests in the mid 90s in order to boost tourism to their monastery.
A bankrupted con-artist from Oregon was able to purchase a bank license and opened a offshore bank in Grenada by claiming to own a 4 pound ruby worth $20 million dollars and a appraisal document proving its worth. The ruby was owned by a man in California who didn’t know the scammer.
A man robbed a bank for $1 in order to get sent to prison and receive treatment for pancreatic cancer. However, once inside he learned he did not have cancer, and struck a deal with prosecutors for an early release after one year in prison.
Bermuda has no natural water source. Each house collects rainwater using white, stepped roofs.
Pythagoras of The Pythagoras Theorem was a cult leader who claimed he could speak with animals, time travel and had an extreme hatred for Fava Beans.