On February 23, 1942, a Japanese Sub shelled Goleta, CA. This target was chosen by the Captain because he had fallen into a cactus while touring the oil facility years before and people had laughed at him.
Someone mastered 68 languages and studied 120 more.
Over the last few thousand years our brains have been shrinking — fast.
A man once wrestled a bear, had his leg mutilated, was left for dead, woke up, set the wound on his own, and crawled over 200 miles for six weeks back to his home town, and then set out to find the men who left him to die.
In 1912 4yo Bobby Dunbar mysteriously disappeared, was found 8 months later with Julia Anderson who claimed to be Bobby’s mother and called him Bruce Anderson, but courts favoured the Dunbar Family. He lived as Bobby Dunbar and died in 1966. In 2004, DNA tests concluded he was not a Dunbar.
Two brothers hoarded over 130 tons of garbage in their residence and were found dead in 1947.
There was a man who claimed he was 256, the Chinese government claimed he was 197 years old, it was also said that he was seven feet tall.
In 1974 some guy in Alaska flew hundreds of tires into the crater of a dormant volcano and lit them on fire – best April fools joke ever.
Anneliese Michel, the young woman in Germany was supposedly taken over by demons and fought for nearly eight years before finally losing her battle with evil. Three motion pictures, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Requiem, and Asylum film Anneliese Michel: The Exorcist Tapes, are loosely based on her story.
A family of Native Americans were taken from Canada in 1880 to be displayed in zoos in Europe.