In North Dakota, all CVS’, Walmarts and Walgreens lack pharmacies due to a law that requires all pharmacies be 51 percent owned by a pharmacist.
Thomas Jefferson used a razor to cut passages from the New Testament and literally pasted them together into what is now known as the Jefferson Bible, currently on display at the Smithsonian. He felt the focus should be on Jesus’ life and moral teachings, not inexplicable miracles.
Pre-dissolution Soviet comedians had to have all their jokes approved by the Department of Humor. Jokes about politics, religion, and sex were banned, which left mostly jokes about animals.
As posted on the (verified) Twitter account of Warwickshire Police on April 3, this gentleman is on the run.
We can confirm that this is real … it’s serious as a woman was victim of a horrible crime. Hopefully the attention will mean we identify the offender/bring him to justice quicker
If you see him, be sure to inform the authorities.
Communist Cuba wasn’t really the best place to be a punk rocker. Rebellious teens, known as los frikis (“the freaks”), used their radios to pick up American airwaves and rock out to groups like AC/DC and Metallica. However, getting the Led out came with a pretty steep price.Kids sporting long hair, ripped jeans, and T-shirts emblazoned with rock band logos were regularly assaulted by the police. When scruffy teens showed up for school, they were often surrounded and forcibly shaved. Anyone caught listening to rock music was tossed behind bars or sent to work in the sugarcane fields. The Berlin Wall had just collapsed, the USSR was falling apart, and Fidel Castro was freaking out. Hoping to keep his regime intact, the bearded director went after anyone who stepped out of line, cracking down hard on rock music and angrily shouting, “Socialism or death!” That’s when musicians accepted the challenge.
To escape persecution, Los Frikis chose to give themselves HIV for a chance at life in a Cuban AIDS sanitarium.
Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, but never tried to make an antibiotic out of it. It was not until a decade later that a man named Howard Florey found Fleming’s little-known paper and realized the mold’s potential. Florey’s work is estimated to have saved up to 200,000,000 lives.
Candid Camera host Allen Funt was once on a flight that was hijacked and flown to Cuba. Because everyone on the plane recognized him they thought it was part of a stunt and did not realise the danger they were in and started enjoying themselves and gave the hijacker a standing ovation.
Only 40% of Amish people use refrigerators but 97% of them use washing machines.
Ameican women didn’t start shaving their armpits until 1915… this sudden change was due to an advertisement in Harper’s Bazaar fashion magazine. It was so effective that now 90% of US women shave their pits.
In 2016 an octopus named Inky escaped from their tank at an aquarium in New Zealand and traveled down a 164 ft long pipe that lead to the South Pacific and freedom.