An innocent man spent 17 years in jail until they found his doppelganger living in the same town with the same first name.
There is a ‘fake’ townhouse in Brooklyn Heights that’s actually a ventilation shaft for the subway.
A Dairy Queen in Franklin, PA, has one of only four surviving Apollo command module boilerplates displayed in it’s front yard.
Adult Swim put an entire episode of Rick and Morty (Rixty Minutes) on Instagram using 109 15 second clips, in reverse order, so that viewers couldn’t watch sequentially until the last clip was posted. “It’s our latest frustrating exercise in audience engagement.”
The DeLorean in Back to the Future used a custom built speedometer that went up to 95mph. The normal speedometer only went up to 85mph due to a 1979 mandate signed by Jimmy Carter.
The author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was an experimental test subject of the CIA’s MK Ultra program.
In ancient Greece having a second toe that is longer than the big toe was considered a standard of beauty. This condition, today known as Greek Foot, is depicted in many famous statues, such as Michelangelo’s David and the Statue of Liberty.
Tété-Michel Kpomassie, a Togolese writer, fell in love with Greenland as a child because of the absence of snakes in the country, his biggest fear. Due to this, he ran away from home and after 12 years he finally reached Greenland. He then wrote a book about it called: “An African in Greenland”.
“Old-person smell’ is a real thing — researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia confirmed that elderly people really do have a distinct scent, so recognizable in fact that people can identify them by body odor alone.
The first time comedian Jerry Seinfeld walked on stage at a comedy club he froze and was booed off stage.