Heinz ketchup cannot be called “ketchup” in Israel due to low tomato content. Heinz ketchup was tested and it contained 21% tomato concentrate. Israel requires ketchup to have 41% tomato concentrate.
The owner and only resident of this ghost town Lucin, Utah is a former Prague University engineering student who at 24 escaped the Iron Curtain in 1984 using his DIY glider powered with a 600cc Trabant engine, and landed undetected at Vienna International Airport.
Upstate New York resident Anthony Mancinelli worked as a barber for 96 years, from the age of 12 until 6 weeks before his death at the age of 108. When he began cutting hair in 1923, he charged 25 cents for his services. Leading up to his death in 2019, he charged $19 for a haircut.
In the 1940s, a veteran NYC bus driver took his city bus on a two-week joyride to Florida. There, he was found by detectives and a mechanic. They all rode back to the city, where he was arrested. Charges were dropped and he was allowed to keep his job as his story gained popularity.
In 2019, a British woman married her dog. She explained that after four failed engagements, 220 dates, and a range of unsatisfactory experiences in the search for love, she had given up on the male of her species – whereas with her dog, she felt that he had saved her and she had saved him.
There is honey called “mad honey” which produces hallucinations. People in Nepal venture through dangerous vertical climbs to gather it. Price per pound is 60$
Despite being seriously ill at the siege of Acre in the Third Crusade, Richard I, better known as Richard the Lionheart, had his men carry him on a stretcher on the front lines so he could shoot enemies on the walls of the city with his crossbow.
After filming Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola wanted the film to be a special event, playing in exactly one theater in Kansas – the geographical center of the USA. The theater would be built especially for the film with a unique surround sound system, and would run continuously for 10 years.