During WWII a Finnish sniper killed over 500 Soviet soldiers in under 100 days, survived a head shot and is the quickest to gain the rank of Second Lieutenant in Finish history. He died at the age of 96.
A man named Harold Hering was dismissed from the United States Air Force for posing the question, “How can I know that an order I receive to launch my missiles came from a sane president?” in response to instructions for dealing with an order for nuclear war.
At the premiere of Beethoven’s 9th, police had to break up the applause, as the amount he was receiving was considered inappropriate for a private citizen.
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.