A real court case was ordered by a judge to be settled by rock-paper-scissors.
A reporter who wrote stories about a serial killer was actually the serial killer himself.
Li’l fascist: Benito Mussolini was expelled from school for stabbing another kid in the buttocks.
Most robberies occur on Tuesdays.
When the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris in 1911, one of the people arrested on suspicion of its theft was Pablo Picasso. He’d been implicated by his friend, the poet Guillaume Apollinaire; both men were questioned, and eventually released.
98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.
In late-1600s Puritan society, a child over 16 convicted of cursing at a parent was sentenced to death. Being a stubborn or rebellious child also earned you a death sentence.
A man was arrested and charged with the robbery—of vending machines. The man posted bail, entirely in quarters.