Although it’s men that still make up the majority of the “richest in the world club,” women have been coming up fast in recent decades, and the number of female billionaires in the world has jumped significantly in the last year alone. In 2013, there were 138 female billionaires in the world and this year […]
There was a Japanese man who survived 24 days of cold weather by inadvertently falling into a state of hibernation. When he was found, his temperature had dropped to 71°F.
Margaret Anne Cargill was a philanthropist born into one of the wealthiest families in the world. She gave away more than $200M during her life, always anonymously, and provided that after her death all her wealth go to charity. In 2011 her assets were liquidated, resulting in a $6B donation.
American flags made in China are banned in the U.S. Military.
There is an American military cemetery Margraten, Netherlands. On Memorial Day each year every last grave is “adopted” by a Dutch family that lays flowers over the site.
Recently some folks at the New York Public Library discovered a box containing old reference questions from the 1940s to 1980s. They’re posting the questions to their Instagram account, noting, “we were Google before Google existed.”
A researcher found that it takes no more than 3.5% of the population of a country participating in sustained nonviolent civil disobedience to topple a totalitarian government.
Humans can live unprotected in space for about 30 seconds if they don’t hold their breath.
Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse-drawn carriages a century ago.
There is an episode of Supernatural in which the two main characters are sent to an alternate universe in which they play the actors that play their characters on Supernatural (themselves) who are in the middle of filming an episode of a TV show called Supernatural.