Americans are consistently more confident than Britons in which animals they believe they can beat in an unarmed fight, with 8% thinking they could take out an elephant if needed.
The first Ford Mustang (Serial #000001) got delivered and sold before anyone noticed, and they had to trade the 1,000,001st to the owner to get it back.
Ford tracked him down and asked to have Serial Number One back. Not surprisingly, Tucker declined the request. He spent the next two years putting some 10,000 miles on his pony car. By early 1966, when nearly one million Mustangs had been sold and the car’s status as a Ford landmark was secure, the Blue Oval called again. This time, Ford offered Tucker a worthy trade: in exchange for returning Serial Number One, he could have the One Millionth Mustang, equipped to his specifications. Tucker agreed and, when filling out the order, covered the entire option sheet with single large “X.”
In the 1980s Japan introduced forest bathing (being around trees) as part of its national health program. Known as shinrin-yoku, Japan has official forests based upon their unique physiological and psychological effects. The essential oils of trees (phytoncides) reduce stress and boost immunity.
Seedless watermelons are a crossbreed between two kinds of seeding watermelons that results in a sterile hybrid that is unable to produce seeds. It is the same concept as how a mule is a cross between a horse and donkey, and it cannot reproduce.
There is a group of wolves in British Columbia known as “sea wolves” and 90% of their food comes from the sea. They have distinct DNA that sets them apart from interior wolves and they’re entirely dedicated to the sea swimming several miles everyday in search of food.
Cacao trees may actually live up to 200 years. Interestingly, they produce beans for just 25 years of their lifespan. It takes about a year for a cocoa tree to produce enough pods to make just about 10 small-sized chocolate bars.
A woman quit her job to search for her border collie who escaped from a hotel room during a thunderstorm while on vacation in Kalispell, Montana. After 57 days of searching and posting hundreds of flyers around town, she finally found ‘Katie’ who was starving, but otherwise OK.
The Hollywood Sign appearing to be lit up at night is mostly an illusion due to it being large, white, and reflecting the city lights below it. It has only been lit once since the 1940s.
Barry White spent 4 months in jail for stealing $30,000 worth of Cadillac tires when he was 16. While behind bars, he heard Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now or Never” which he stated inspired him to become a singer.
In 1981 President Ronald Reagan fired the entire air traffic controllers union, invoking a law that stated government employees that engaged in a strike forfeited their jobs.