In 1968, Canada gave a $3,500 grant to a 35-year old man in Vancouver “to revive the ancient and time-honored tradition of town fool.”
Oliver Stone’s original story for Platoon was called Break, based on his own experiences in the Vietnam War and set to music from The Doors. He sent the script to Jim Morrison hoping he would play the lead. Morrison never responded but he did have the script with him when he died in Paris.
Tom DeLonge, lead singer of Blink 182, opened a company with former top level CIA, Lockheed, and DoD engineers. They want to gradually release protected information on the UFO phenomenon.
Alvin Straight, a 73 year old, almost blind, drove his John Deere lawn mower 240 miles to his brothers house after being denied his drivers license due to his eyesight.
When the band plays “Jump Around” at University of Wisconsin football games the fans jumping registers on the Geology Department’s seismograph 2 miles away.
Issac Newton stuck a sewing needle under his eyeball, pushed it all the way to the back of his eye socket, and wiggled it around to test his theory of optics.
In 2016, the U.S. Marine Corps changed 19 official job titles, such as “infantryman,” to a gender neutral alternative, like “basic infantry Marine.”
In the 70’s, missionary Daniel Everett came to a Brazilian indigenous tribe to try to convert them. Instead, they “deconverted” him to atheism. He found that they were happier and more sincere than the Christians he knew.
Sarah Jessica Parker, who played a witch convicted in the Salem witch trials in the Disney movie “Hocus Pocus”, later discovered that one of her ancestors was a real woman accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.
In 2015, a journalist wanted to prove that the media will be quick to grab on any scientific claims to make news. He fabricated a study that claims chocolate helps in weight loss, got it published, then released it. He succeeded, fooling 20 countries.