There is an official Russian spinoff of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” called “It’s Always Sunny in Moscow” that focuses on the owners of a Moscow bar named Philadelphia.
Men who help with housework tend to have more sex.
Most burns received by firefighters are in fact scalds, brought on by their sweat turning into steam. Many Fire Services provide t-shirts to be worn underneath fire kit that wick away moisture to try and avoid this.
The US government commissioned teams of artists and scientists to devise ways to warn humans 10,000 in the future of buried radioactive waste. One suggestion was to breed cats whose fur changed color when exposed to radiation, then immortalize the cats in song and legend.
Kirk Douglas’ son, Eric Douglas, tried a career in stand-up comedy. At one point he was frustrated by the audience’s reaction, so he shouted ‘I’m Kirk Douglas’s son!’. An audience member responded by standing up and shouting ‘No, I’m Kirk Douglas’s son!’, followed by the rest of the audience.
In the 1986 NBA draft, Len Bias, the #2 pick by the Boston Celtics died of cocaine overdose 2 days after his draft night. He is considered by some sportswriters to be one of the greatest players not to play at the professional level.
In 2011, a survey done showed that approximately 60% of Jamaicans would push to once again become a British territory; citing years of social and fiscal mismanagement in the country.
The 1948 high school fad of “Red-Out” was one of the stupidest high school fads ever. Students would kneel, breathe deeply 10 times, close their lips around their thumbs and then blow, without actually exhaling, until they turned red and passed out. They would wake up believing they had been chased by monsters, while being unconscious.
– via weirduniverse.net
A study showed the brain’s pain receptors activate when we see high prices, but using credit cards instead of cash effectively anesthetizes the pain of paying.