GANGSTER JOHN DILLINGER
REPORTEDLY ONCE ESCAPED FROM PRISON BY CARVING A POTATO INTO THE SHAPE OF
STEVE JOBS WAS AT HIS DEATHBED, HE ASKED FOR FIVE DIFFERENT OXYGEN MASKS SO
THAT HE COULD CHOOSE THE ONE WITH THE BEST DESIGN.
TENDERIZE OCTOPUSES BY BASHING THEM AROUND BEFORE EATING THEM
IS A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR ‘MOST MATCHSTICKS EXTINGUISHED WITH THE TONGUE'.
2015, TWO CON MEN SOLD A FAKE GOYA PAINTING FOR €1.5 MILLION, ONLY TO FIND OUT
THAT ALL THE MONEY WAS COUNTERFEIT.
ARE PAINTED RED BECAUSE RED PAINT IS CHEAP. THE PAINT IS CHEAP BECAUSE IRON IS
PLENTIFUL. IRON IS PLENTIFUL BECAUSE IT IS THE FINAL ELEMENT FORMED OUT OF A
2008, A BRITISH 19-YEAR-OLD OFFICIALLY CHANGED HIS NAME TO "CAPTAIN
FANTASTIC FASTER THAN SUPERMAN SPIDERMAN BATMAN WOLVERINE HULK AND THE FLASH
PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE A LAST NAME THAT'S 16 CHARACTERS OR LONGER,
WITH AGHUBGHAREHPTIANNEJ BEING ONE OF THE MOST COMMON.
"GROOM OF THE STOOL" WAS THE MOST INTIMATE OF AN ENGLISH MONARCH'S
COURTIERS, RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSISTING THE KING IN EXCRETION AND ABLUTION.
W. BUSH NAMED THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR BY ERIC CARLE AS HIS FAVORITE
CHILDHOOD BOOK. IT WAS PUBLISHED WHEN HE WAS 23 YEARS OLD.
ENTERTAINER MICHEL LOTITO ATE A WHOLE CESSNA AIRPLANE AND WAS AWARDED A BRONZE
PLAQUE BY THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS. HE WAS SO HONORED THAT HE ATE THE
use their tongues like drinking straws.
"The unsuccessful self-treatment of a
case of writer's block" is the shortest academic article ever: it has no
A cow-smuggling tunnel was discovered in
2017 under the India–Pakistan border.
A grain of sand officially measures between
0.06 and 2 millimeters across.
Terry Davis, a schizophrenic programmer,
spent 10 years of his life programming an operating system to "talk to
Steve Wozniak put a fake bomb in a locker
during high school and spent the night in a juvenile detention center where he
taught prisoners how to disconnect the ceiling fan wires and connect them to
bars so it would shock people on touch.
During eclipses, spiders can be seen to
dismantle their own webs.
Matthew McConaughey's brother, Rooster
McConaughey, named his son Miller Lyte and got free beer for a year.
Prisoners in Belgium have a computer
station with an headset and limited access to the internet in their cells. They
can also order PPV films (including adult ones), "making the prison run
The mathematics that makes Wi-Fi possible
was developed by a team of physicists looking for tiny black holes.
The biggest knitted objects in the world
are the 45 Uros Islands in Lake Titicaca in Peru. They are strong enough to
hold several hundred people, buildings and boats.
The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, when fighting fishermen, can
have such high bursts of muscle activity that they cook their own flesh.
It was to Western Union that Alexander Graham Bell and
his co-inventors first took their patent for the telephone. But its
chairman said it was "nothing but a toy"
In Bolivia, llama droppings are used to
employs a "futurist" whose job is to determine what life will be like
10-15 years in the future.
Until three million years ago, whales were
less than 30 feet long.
1 in 8 young Britons have never seen a cow
in real life.
Prisoners waiting to be executed on Death
Row in America are given a physical beforehand, to ensure they are fit enough
A study found that orcas can learn to speak
Dynamite was originally
going to be called 'Nobel's Safety Powder'.
can get a Stand-up comedy master's degree at the University of Kent.
sends out college acceptance notices on Pi Day, 3/14.
Moon gets hit by over 6,000 pounds (2800 kg) of meteor material per day.
elderly woman slept through the People's Temple mass suicide in Jonestown. She
woke up the next morning to discover the bodies of over 900 members of the
A CANADIAN MAN WHO WAS FREED IN 2017 AFTER
BEING HELD IN AFGHANISTAN BY TALIBAN-TIED KIDNAPPERS FOR 5 YEARS SAID HE
THOUGHT HIS CAPTORS WERE JOKING WHEN THEY TOLD HIM DONALD TRUMP WAS PRESIDENT.