In 1977 we received a radio signal from space that lasted 72 seconds. To this day, we still don't know where it came from. Nicknamed the Wow! Signal.
There was a Mexican President called Pedro Lascurain Paredes who ruled for 45 minutes and then quit.
"Fruit salad" trees can grow up to 7 different fruits at the same time.
There is beer flavored ice cream with alcohol in it.
Throughout the movie "Silence of the lambs", Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.
Scientists are attempting to recreate dinosaurs by manipulating chicken DNA.
It is illegal to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India.
Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee's head and 2 larger ones in front.
Salvador Dali used as inspiration the surreal images he saw in his dreams. He didn't do any drugs.
Prolonged exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields such as those emitted by large power lines may double the risk of suicide.
Some tumors can grow teeth and hair.
During the outbreak of World War II, London Zoo killed all their venomous animals in case the zoo was bombed and the animals escaped.
There were always 56 curls in Shirley Temple's hair.
A defendant accused of raping an unattractive victim is less likely to be found guilty than one accused of raping an attractive victim.
The hair on a polar bear is not white, but clear. They reflect light, so they appear white.
In 2011 there were 3 known cases around the world of twins coming from different fathers.
Ben & Jerry's has a graveyard, where most of its discontinued flavors were buried. They call it the 'Flavor Graveyard'.
It takes 4-5 hours for your body to return to its normal temperature after doing exercise.
Most of the serial killers are born in November.
Polar Bears cannot be detected by infrared cameras, due to their transparent fur.
People who remain calm in stressful situations tend to have higher rates of depression.
Flight numbers are often taken out of use after a crash or a serious incident.
Penguins have been known to become depressed and march away from their group to die.
The myth of Pandora’s Box was originally “Pandora’s Jar” but through a bad translation it became accepted as a box.
There's a device that can permanently replace your heart. The side effect is you'll have no pulse.
At Hong Kong Polytechnic University, it's possible to receive a Bachelor Degree in Bra Studies.
The juice from fresh pineapples can suppress coughs five times more effectively than cough syrup.
In Moscow, Russia, there are stray dogs that ride the subway trains on the same schedule every day.
In Germany, fake bus stops can be found outside nursing homes for Alzheimer's patients.
A man once called the police because he thought the moon was a UFO.
Bobby Leach, the first man to survive going over Niagara falls, later died by slipping on an orange peel.
When you remember a past event, you're actually remembering the last time you remembered it, not the event itself.
A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
The 'Pinky Promise' originally indicated that the person who breaks the promise must cut off their pinky finger.
'Uguisu no fun', which literally means 'nightingale feces' in Japanese, is a beauty facial that has been used since ancient Japanese times.
Plants that are not cared for will cry for help. A thirsty plant will make a high-pitched sound that is too high for us to hear.
In the 60’s, Australia lost a prime minister and could not find him. He disappeared and was never found.
According to a Time Magazine article published in 1945, the longest pregnancy on record is 375 days (as opposed to the usual 280 days). Amazingly, the delivered baby was only 6 pounds, 15 ounces.
Much has been written about the coincidences between assassinated Presidents Kennedy and Lincoln, including the fact that both were shot in the head on a Friday while seated beside their wives.
Adolf Hitler was nominated for the peace prize in 1939.
As a person ages, the diameter of each hair on the head shrinks. Hair is thickest in the early 20s, but by age 70, it can be as fine as a baby's.
Serial killer and cannibal Richard chose only to break into houses that were unlocked. If they were locked, he thought it meant he was unwelcome, but if they were not he saw it as an invitation to enter.
If you have nerve damage to your hand, or other body part, it won’t wrinkle when submerged in water.
If we put a giant mirror 10 light-years away from Earth and looked at it through a telescope, theoretically we'd see 20 years into the past.
The average woman in a modern industrialized society menstruates 450 times in her life. Conversely, prehistoric women menstruated only 50 times—and today, women in agrarian regions menstruate about 150 times in a lifetime.
Some scientists have suggested that left-handers were originally in the womb with a twin that did not survive, or a “Vanishing Twin.”
A professor at Princeton found that our brains sometimes process images of people who are poor or homeless as if they were not humans but things.
If you eat a polar bear liver, you will die. Humans can’t handle that much vitamin A.
Hitler's first love was Jewish.
In Japan, there are Owl Cafes where you can pet live Owl while enjoying a meal.
Humans are bioluminescent, but the light emitted by the body is 1,000 times weaker than what our eyes can register.
In 1977, a 13 year old child found a tooth growing out of his left foot. This was caused by a rare case of genetic misdirection.
In ancient Egypt, pillows were made of stone.
When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.
The Redlove Era Apple variety is red all the way to its core.
You have taste receptors in your anus, but they’re not wired to your brain in a way that lets you taste your own feces.
There is a species of fungus that only exists in Texas and rural Japan, and is thought to have been in both places for 19 million years.
Falling dreams typically occur at the beginning of the night, in Stage I sleep. These dreams are often accompanied by muscle spasms, called myoclonic jerks, and are common in many mammals.
Octopuses are eaten alive in Korea.
The owner of Segway, Jimi Heselden, died from riding off a cliff on a Segway in 2010.
Tutankhamen, an Egyptian leader who ruled from age 9 to 18, was buried with 145 underpants.
In Istanbul, there’s a vending machine that feeds stray dogs in exchange for recycled bottles.
A teenager from China once sold his kidney for US$3,400 to buy an iPhone and an iPad.
In the 1980s a man with severe OCD shot himself in the head in an attempt to commit suicide. Instead of killing him, the bullet destroyed the part of his brain that was responsible for his OCD, and he went on to become a straight-A college student five years later.
Unlike most members of the cat family, tigers seem to enjoy water. They swim well and often soak in streams or pools of water to cool off.
Early Roman women were forbidden to drink wine, and a husband who found his wife drinking was at liberty to kill her. Divorce on the same grounds was last recorded in Rome in 194 B.C.
The skin that covers the tip of your elbow is called a 'wenis'.
The smell of freshly cut grass is actually the scent that plants release when in distress.
Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.
People are more likely to commit suicide on Monday than any other day of the week.
The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9,300 years.
A chicken once had its head cut off and survived for over eighteen months, headless.
A man named Charles Osborne, had the hiccups for 68 years.
Some experts believe that 25% of drivers who die in auto accidents cause them subconsciously. “Autocides” are suicides disguised as automobile accidents.
A person weighing 150 pounds on Earth would weigh 4,200 pounds on the sun because the sun’s gravity is 28 times that of Earth.
The bananas we buy in stores and supermarkets are genetically identical clones, all descended from one banana. These bananas are seedless and sterile; natural bananas are short, fat, and have huge seeds.
19-year-old Russian sniper Roza Shanina had 54 confirmed kills during WWII. The Soviets found that sniper duties fit women well, since good snipers are patient, careful, deliberate, can avoid hand-to-hand combat, and need higher levels of aerobic conditioning than other troops.
One in every 2,000 babies is born with a tooth.
An Orlando man won a multimillion-dollar lottery twice in the same store.
Dolphins do not breathe automatically as humans do and will die if given a general anesthetic. They must sleep at the surface of the water with their blowholes exposed. Dolphins shut down only half of their brain while they sleep to stay alert and breathing.
During hibernation, a bear does not defecate. Its body can somehow recycle body waste into protein - a process scientists still do not understand.
During a kidney transplant, the original kidneys are left in place unless they are causing a medical problem. The 3rd kidney is put in the pelvis.
Russian poet Sergei Esenin (1895-1925) wrote an entire poem in his own blood that served as suicide note.
In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
A teddy bear once killed 2,500 fishes at one time. It clogged a drain at a hatchery in New Hampshire, preventing the fish from getting oxygen.
The University of Florida has an emergency plan in case of a sudden 'Zombie attack'.
Experiments show that people are more likely to judge strangers as welcoming and trustworthy when they are holding a hot drink.
A man received the transplanted heart of a suicide victim, married the donor's widow and killed himself exactly the same way the donor did.
Empire State Building once got struck by lightning 9 times in 20 minutes.
Belgians once tried to deliver mail using cats. It didn't work.
While pregnant, a woman's uterus will expand to about 500 times its original size.
A compass would not work on the moon because it has no global magnetic field.
The greatest weight lifted with a human tongue is 12.5 kg or 27.5578 pounds. The record is held by Thomas Blackthorne.
In November 2013, a woman in Florida named Linda Ducharme married a fairground Ferris Wheel named Bruce.
Goats have rectangular pupils.
The Romans did not use soap. To get rid of sweat and grime, they would cover themselves with oil and then scrape off the oil with a special scraper made of metal, wood, or bone called a strigil.
There are more dogs than children in the city of Paris.
In Japan, rail companies will fine the families of those who commit suicide by jumping in front of trains.
A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.
In 1994, a convicted murderer was granted a retrial because 4 of his jurors had used a Ouija board to consult the victim before rendering a verdict.
Spiders don’t jump using muscles. Instead, they control the blood pressure in their legs like a hydraulic system to propel them upwards.
Philanthropy (apart from supporting family) is not part of the Chinese culture.
One of the most infamous precognitive dreams in history was President Lincoln's in 1865. The president envisioned his own demise just a few days before he was assassinated in Ford’s Theater on April 14, 1865.
A woman's brain shrinks during pregnancy and it takes up to six months to regain its full size.
If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually become pale.
The first sharks lived more than 400 million years ago - 200 million years before the first dinosaurs. They have changed very little over that time.
In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple at a woman was considered a marriage proposal.
Thinking in a foreign language makes decisions more rational.
Central Africa holds the record for the highest twin birthrate, with an average of 27.9 twins per 1,000 births.
Kampang School in northeastern Thailand is the first school to open a toilet for transvestite pupils.
When bears mate, the eggs within the female’s body are fertilized but do not implant in her uterus and begin developing for several months.
The human eye can distinguish more shades of green than any other color.
Sonnets are typically love poems, but Shakespeare's are often self-loathing, bitter, and even homoerotic.
Craniopagus conjoined twins Krista and Tatiana can see through each other’s eyes.
Early pharaohs were buried with their real servants. Later, model servants called "shabti" were used.
One study shows that postmenopausal women who drank 16 drinks a week had a 5% to 10% higher bone mass density (BMD) than postmenopausal women who drank less than two drinks per week
Plants can suffer from jet lag.
Because white is the color of mourning in Eastern cultures, white wedding dresses are uncommon.
A Chinese man who spent 6 months in Africa was found to have 20 maggots living under his skin after he complained of sore and itchy blotches on his body.
Because Venus rotates very slowly on its axis (taking 243 days to make a complete rotation), a day on Venus is longer than its year.
The Pringles can was invented by Fredric Baur. When he passed away in 2008, his cremated ashes were buried in one.
The genetic mutation that causes red hair also causes redheads to be more resistant to anesthesia.
Pigs can feel depressed.
A man renovated a three story hotel specifically to kill people. It included stairways to nowhere and a maze of over 100 windowless rooms. He killed as many as 200 people in it. The skeletons of his victims were sold to medical school. It’s called the Chicago murder castle.
There's a rare breed of pig that looks like a sheep.
In North Korea, men and women are required to choose from 28 state sanctioned hairstyles. There are 10 styles for men and 18 styles for women.
Beer, wine, bread and cheese are all examples of controlled spoilage.
The stress of caring for a disabled spouse increases the risk of stroke substantially.
According to an old Jewish custom, when a girl gets her first period, her mother slaps her in the face.
Liechtenstein is the world's largest producer of sausage casings and false teeth.
Pigs are unusual because they can become infected with influenza strains that can infect three different species: pigs, birds, and humans. This makes pigs a perfect breeding ground for new and dangerous strains of influenza.
An advertisement in the Irish magazine “Buy and Sell” in February 1999 read “Gravestone, £250, would suit someone with the name Burns.”
In 1937, Carl Jung analyzed Adolf Hitler’s handwriting and wrote that it included “typical characteristics of a man with essentially feminine instinct.”
The three main actors in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) all met an untimely death. James Dean died in a car crash, Natalie Wood drowned, and Sal Mineo was stabbed to death.
In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.
In zero gravity, a candle's flame is round and blue.
Over the course of your lifetime, you'll shed about 40lbs of skin.
There's a travel agency called Unagi Travel in Tokyo that you can pay to take your stuffed animal on a vacation in Japan, without you.
In some countries, the umbilical cord is dried and kept after birth, to use in spells or medicines.
In Taiwan, respect for the recently deceased sometimes includes a lavish funeral complete with exotic dancers or strippers.
In 1939 the US political party 'The American Nazi Party' had 200,000 members.
Albert Einstein's brain was kept in 2 mason jars within a cider box for over 20 years, long after his body was cremated.
Some Orthodox Jews believe that the slate of a sexually experienced woman is wiped clean during her wedding, cleansing her of past 'carnal transgressions'.
In order to preserve the state’s natural beauty, billboards are banned in the state of Vermont and have been for 45 years.
There is a glacier in Antarctica called "Blood Falls" that pours out red liquid, making it look like the ice is bleeding.
A Kansas woman had to be rescued from her boyfriend's toilet seat. She had been sitting on it for two years and it was physically stuck by her body.
More than a million Indians are millionaires, yet most Indians live on less than two dollars a day. An estimated 35% of India’s population lives below the poverty line.
There is a mysterious dwarf planet between Mars and Jupiter called ‘Ceres’ which has never been visited by spacecraft or photographed in detail, however, Earth-bound telescopes reveal a large bright shining spot on the surface of this planet, the origin and nature of which are unknown.
We actually live about 80 milliseconds in the past because that's how long it takes our brains to process information.
Until 1987, heart surgery and other surgeries could be performed on babies without anesthesia, as it was commonly thought that babies could feel no pain.
Japanese universities hold memorial services for animals which die during lab tests.
Researchers trained flatworms, and then decapitated them. After their heads grew back, researchers found they had retained their training.
Studies show that weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.
Urine was used to make gunpowder during the Civil War. The southern army even put ads in the newspapers asking Southern ladies to save their urine and that wagons with barrels would be sent “around to gather up the lotion.”
On Titan, the atmosphere is so thick and the gravity so low that humans could fly through it by flapping "wings" attached to their arms.
Hallmark sells a line of unemployment sympathy cards you can send to people who've lost their job.
There is an island nicknamed “Snake Island” which is believed to have 1-5 snakes per square meter. The island is so snake-infested it has been quarantined by the government.
Resting in Mount Fuji's shadow lies a forest, 'Aokigahara', also known as the 'Suicide Forest' is the world's second most popular place to take one's life.
Venus is the only planet in the Solar System where the sun rises in the West and sets in the East.
In 2002, on the first anniversary of 9/11, the winning numbers drawn in the New York Lottery were 911.
John Lennon didn't like his voice.
The average high school student today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s.
The longest interval between the births of two twins was 87 days.
In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
In 1783, a hot air balloon took off from Versailles carrying a sheep, a duck and a rooster. They were first passengers in a hot air balloon.
If you are locked in a room completely sealed, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning before you will die of oxygen deprivation.
There is some immunity to Novel H1N1 in people born before 1957. Their immunity may be a result of a previous exposure to a related virus or to a seasonal flu vaccine.
A captive shark, vomited up another, different shark, which had a human arm in it’s belly, and the arm was used to solve a murder.
In the Zakynthos Island, Greece, the water is so clear that it looks like the boat is floating in the air.
In 1912 a law passed in Nebraska where drivers in the country at night were required to stop every 150 yards, send up a skyrocket, wait eight minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing their horn and shooting off flares.
Every 3 minutes, someone in the world reports a UFO sighting.
Giant 6 ft otters still exist in 3 remote river systems and they hunt in packs.
A woman in the United States set fire to her roommate reportedly after he threw away her spaghetti and meatballs.
Walt Disney had wooden false teeth.
'Cotard's Syndrome' is a mental disorder in which a person believes that he or she is dead or does not exist.
Starting at $12,500, you can have your cremated remains launched into deep space after you die.
Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans - They rarely meow to other cats or animals.
Nigeria has the highest twinning rate (percentage of twins born per year) in the world at around 4.5%. Some experts attribute this number to the large consumption of yams in Nigeria.
There is a species of cactus known as the 'Dildo Cactus'.
Camel's milk does not curdle.
The human eye can spot a candle flame from 30 miles away. You need to stay on a higher place, though, because the Earth is not flat.
In the early 1900s engineers actually reversed the Chicago River’s flow. It still flows in the opposite direction.
If you put a piece of pineapple somewhere in your mouth it will start eating you. It has proteins that degrade meat, and this is why it can be used for tenderizing meat.
A woman from Florida was arrested for stabbing her boyfriend after he threatened to hurt her pet turtle.
In Wyoming, it is illegal to take a picture of a rabbit during the month of June.
A man with chronic ear infection cured himself with his own earwax. He was given a number of drugs by doctors, but nothing worked. In desperation, he took earwax from his good ear and placed it in his bad. Two days later he was fine.
Foreign accent syndrome is a rare medical condition that causes patients to speak in a foreign accent involuntarily.
Playing Tetris after a traumatic event can prevent the development of traumatic memories and reduce the chance of having flashbacks.
Eight people died by drowning in 300,000 gallons of spilled beer during the London Beer Flood of 1814.
Two men claimed to have been abducted by aliens with carrot-like faces and lobster-claw hands. The local sheriff left them alone and secretly recorded them, expecting a hoax to be revealed, but they continued to discuss the events with each other as if they were terrified.
A woman from California once filed a lawsuit against McDonald's, claiming that the fast food giant turned her into a prostitute.
New research suggests that telling the truth when tempted to lie can improve both mental and physical health.
Shakespeare's son, Hamnet, died in 1596. His daughter Susanna died in 1649. His younger daughter Judith had three children, but all died before their mother and without children. His granddaughter Elizabeth, daughter of Susanna, died childless in 1670, ending the William Shakespeare line.
Every year, falling coconuts kill about 150 people. That's more than sharks.
Chronic smokers who suddenly quit report more vivid dreams than they had when they smoked.
Studies have shown that people take insults better when they're lying down.
German used to be the second most widely spoken language in the US, before it was forcibly repressed during WWI. Many local governments, schools and newspapers would operate in German.
A North Texas man woke up from a bladder surgery, only to find out that doctors had amputated his penis without permission.
Japan’s massive 2011 earthquake shifted the earth’s mass toward the center, causing the planet to spin faster and shortening the day by 1.6 microseconds. The 2004 Sumatra quake shorted the day by 6.8 microseconds.
During the 1400s, a pale complexion was all the rage among women. To achieve this look, some women bled themselves, either by using leeches or slashing their veins in a method called “cupping".
There is a secret swimming pool in the Mojave Desert that anyone can use. There are no roads, trails or signs leading to the pool.
Hitler led the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history.
Henry Ford admired Thomas Edison so much that when Thomas Edison died in 1941, Henry Ford captured his last dying breath in a bottle.
A man from China divorced and sued his wife for giving him an ugly daughter. He won the case and his ex-wife was sentenced to pay him 750,000 Yuan.
An elephant can be pregnant for up to two years.
A company in China awarded its employee of the year with a night with a Japanese adult porn star.
Iguanas, koalas and Komodo dragons all have two penises.
In 1815, Captain James Riley and his crew of the Commerce drank camel urine to stay alive after they were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa and had to cross the Sahara Desert to reach home.
After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.
Carrots were originally purple.
Gold is edible. Some Asian countries put gold in fruit, jelly snacks, coffee, and tea.
The average fertile man makes about 1,500 new sperm every time his heart beats.
Beavers have orange teeth.
Sand Tiger Shark embryos fight each other in their mother's womb. The survivor is born.
After the fall of the Roman Empire the technology to make concrete was lost for 1000 years.
Charlie Chaplin's body was once stolen from its grave and held for ransom.
People with schizophrenia are not fooled by optical illusions.
There are around 200 corpses on Mount Everest.
Las Vegas has 1 slot machine for every 8 of its inhabitants.
In Kawasaki Japan, there's a penis festival on the first Sunday of every April.
In 1974, a Japanese soldier named Hiroo Onoda came out of the jungle of the Pacific island of Lubang. He had been hiding there for 29 years, unaware that his country had surrendered.
Pharaoh Pepi II (2246-2152 B.C.) allegedly would smear naked slaves with honey to attract flies away from him.
Zoroastrians in India leave out the bodies of the dead to be consumed by vultures.
The doctor that proposed medical professionals should wash their hands before handling patients, Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis, was so mocked by his peers that he suffered from a nervous breakdown. He was committed to a mental institution, dying from a septic wound that was not treated properly.
All the American flags placed on the moon are now white due to radiation from the sun.
Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.
In 1984, a priest saved a 4-year old boy from drowning. The boy was Adolf Hitler. He was in many deadly situations throughout his life.
A Chinese surgeon built a new nose on the forehead of a Chinese man who damaged his nose in a traffic accident.
A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
In 1995, a man stole a tank from the US army and took it to a highway in California.
The official suicide count at the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco was officially stopped at 997 to prevent record breakers.
In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.
Most people dream in color, but those that grew up watching black and white television often dream in black and white.
In 2010, a Korean man married his 'dakimakura' pillow. It's a life-size pillow that bears the image of a popular Japanese anime character.
In Kentucky, the law mandates that people must take a bath once a year.
A 16 year old boy in Brazil was pronounced dead after masturbating 42 times without stopping in Rubiato town, Brazil.
Jedi is an official religion in Australia, with over 70,000 followers.
Your brain is more active when you are sleeping than when you are watching television.
A restaurant in north Tokyo called, 'Kayabukiya Tavern', employs a pair of monkeys to serve patrons.
In 1912, a Paris orphanage held a raffle to raise money. The prizes were live babies.
Virginia Woolf wrote all her books standing.
'Merkins', aka pubic wigs are used in the movies to conceal actor's modesty.
Cats in Halifax, Nova Scotia, have a very high probability of having six toes.
A study of 3,000 adults found that sleeping on the left side of the bed makes you more positive and cheerful.
A Colombian woman who put a potato in her vagina for contraception was hospitalized after the potato sprouted roots that had started to grow inside her.
A woman from Florida once called 911 because her local McDonald's had ran out of McNuggets.
Chandragupta Maurya (340-290 B.C.) a leader in India who established the Mauryan Empire (321-185 B.C.) was guarded by a band of women on horseback.
The chances of you dying on the way to get your lottery tickets is higher than your chances of winning a lottery.
Before trees were common, the Earth was covered in giant mushrooms.
Before pencil erasers were invented, bread was used to remove pencil marks.
Some theories state that the Universe has the shape of a vuvuzela.
In Madagascar, people dig up bodies of their ancestors and dance with them around the tomb, in a tradition called Famadihana.
Due to their similar protein composition, blood can be used as an egg substitute in baking and making ice cream.
The 1977 University of Evansville Men’s Basketball Team was killed in a plane crash. One player didn’t make the trip due to an illness. He was killed in a car wreck 2 weeks later.
A company in the UK uses the foreskins of circumcised babies to develop anti-wrinkle cosmetic treatments. Baby foreskin is also used as a skin graft for burn victims.
The book of Esther in the Bible is the only book which does not mention the name of God.
Murderers in medieval Ireland were given to the deceased's family as slaves if they could not pay a hefty fine to buy their freedom. The family could legally kill the murderer themselves.
There are pictures of Knights fighting Snails in old Medieval manuscripts - and nobody knows why.
Astronauts can grow up to 2 inches while in space because of the lack of pressure put on the spine.
Bulgarians and Greeks shake their heads to mean yes and nod for no.
Potatoes have more chromosomes than humans.
A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can literally eat your plate and utensils.
The Stanford Prison Experiment is an infamous experiment that took average people and randomly assigned them to be either guards or prisoners. After a few days, the prisoners and guards became grossly absorbed in their roles. The experiment revealed how readily the human mind accepts authority and institutional ideologies.
In 1998, more fast food restaurant workers were murdered on the job in the US than police officers.
Researchers have found that presenting a confusing sales pitch (e.g., telling a potential customer that a candy bar is 300 cents) and then reframing the statement in a clearer way increases the sale of an item.
It snows metal in Venus.
Osama Bin Laden was obsessed with Whitney Houston, and wanted to make her one of his wives.
Japan's first cuddle cafe, 'Soine-ya', lets you sleep next to a beautiful girl for a fee. However, sexual requests are not allowed.
On average, a person walks past 7 psychopaths a day.
If you eat a poppy seed bagel before a drug test, you will test positive for opiates.
It is a myth that the hair and nails grow after death. In fact, the surrounding skin shrinks, giving the illusion of their growth.
It would take about 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.
The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.
Tigers, leopards and jaguars love Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men. The scent is used to attract animals to cameras in the wilderness.
Sleeping on your stomach can induce weirder, scarier and sexier dreams.
The Muppet song 'Mahna Mahna' came from a soft core Italian porn film called 'Sweden'.
In the 15th century, most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June.
The university of Victoria in Canada, offers a course in the science of Batman.
Daytime naps help to improve your memory and cut the risk of heart disease.
The Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 uncovered the lost city Mahabalipuram, the capital of a powerful kingdom that traded with China, Roma, Greece, Arabia, and Egypt some 1,500 years ago. It is said that the capital was “swelled by the sea” at the height of its glory.
Some Jews who were liberated from concentration camps died from overeating sweets and chocolate provided by friendly soldiers.
Antoine Lavoisier, 18th century French chemist, as a final experiment, told his college that he would try to blink as long as possible after being beheaded. Some sources say he continued to blink for 30 seconds.
A woman attempted commit suicide from the Eiffel Tower, landed on a car, survived, and later married the owner of the car.
No matter how hard you pinch the skin of your elbow with your fingers, it doesn't hurt.
There are libraries around the world in which you can check-out humans as a living book and listen to their stories.
The first fatal car accident occurred in 1896, when the victim was hit by a car moving at 4 mph (6.4km/h). The coroner reported: “I trust that this sort of nonsense will never happen again.”
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
Nicholas Cage once had a pet octopus because he thought it helped him with his acting.
Alligators cannot move backwards.
Within three days after death, the enzymes that once digested your food begin to eat you.
In snow skiing, most men fall on their faces while most women fall on their behinds.
In Thailand, it is customary to give, not receive, presents on your birthday.
The language of a society changes slowly but steadily with the result that an educated person will not be able to read or understand words in his language written 500 years ago.
You are actually able to see your nose all the time. However, your brain just chooses to ignore it.
People tend to read 10% slower from a screen than from paper.
Most of the laugh tracks on television were recorded in the early 1950s. These days, most of the people you hear laughing are dead.
George Washington would sometimes wear lipstick, a powdered wig, and makeup.
The original founders and owners of Macy's died on the Titanic and were the old couple in the movie who went to sleep as the ship went down.
When people are electrocuted and thrown far distances, it is a result of sudden and violent muscle contraction and not the result of the shock. This has raised questions as to the actual strength and capabilities of the muscles in the human body.
If a cockroach touches a human, it runs to safety and cleans itself.
Michael Jackson was scheduled to have a meeting in one of the Twin Towers in the morning of 9/11, but missed it because he overslept.
Octopuses have three hearts.
A teen secretly lived in AOL's headquarters for 2 months, eating free food, using gym and showers, sleeping in conference rooms while working on his start-up. Everyone assumed he worked there.