A guy drove 3.25 million miles with his Volvo that he bought in 1966 until his death in 2018.
An English garbage man won the lottery for 10 million pounds (25 mill USD in today’s money), lost all of it then 8 years later reapplied for his old job as a garbage man.
The CIA paid magician John Mulholland $3,000 to write a spy manual of trickery and deception as part of the top-secret MKUltra project, a CIA program that investigated mind control. Mulholland’s 1953 guide was supposed to be destroyed in the 1970s but an archived copy reappeared decades later.
A VR psychology treatment lets you talk to yourself by switching roles (being both the patient and the psychologist) can lead to detachment from habitual ways of thinking about personal problems. It allows you to treat yourself as you treat others.
When you sit in your new virtual body, facing Sigmund Freud, you are asked to tell him about a problem. Sometime after you have emptied your heart, the virtual environment fades to black, before you once again are placed in a body, but this on the other side of the room. You are now Dr. Sigmund Freud and your patient, who looks remarkably like you, starts talking. You hear a recording of what you just said minutes ago, but you get to view your statement in a ‘new dress’: a 3D model of yourself is saying it, while you are virtually embodied elsewhere. You get to view yourself from outside, instead of taking the role as yourself, take the role as your own psychologist in VR.
Keanu Reeves has been secretly donating millions of dollars to children’s hospitals.
During the American Civil War a Confederate ship harbored in Australia for repairs – 18 Confederates deserted to Australia and 42 Australians joined as stowaways, effectively becoming Confederates until the end of Civil War.
In 2019 most Americans surveyed thought that Arabic numerals should not be taught in schools.
Since opening day 50 years ago, a dozen original employees are still working at Disneyworld.
Despite being famous on TV for his quick temper and frequent swearing, a 2005 interview revealed that Gordon Ramsay retained 85% of his staff since 1993.
In the days of phone directories (yellow pages), companies would choose names with the letter ‘A’ in front so they appeared first in the alphabetized list. This led to oddly spelled words, such as “Aaaamerican” or “Aaaction,” as well as many businesses with “AAA” in their names.