In 1953 a newspaper boy was paid with a coin which he found to be hollow and contain a coded message. He gave it to authorities but the code could not be deciphered. Years later, a Russian spy in the U.S. defected and during his interrogation was shown the coin and code. The message was […]
In the US being clean shaven became popular after troops returned as heroes from WWI–they had been required to shave so gas masks would securely fit.
Franz Von Werra, a Nazi POW who was transfered to Canada to deter his multiple escapes and recaptures, escaped again in less than a month, traveling through the US, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and Italy to become the only Western held POW to return to combat. On 25 October 1941 Von Werra took off in Bf […]
A father and son survived a Megatsunami (1700′ wave) by riding out the wave in their Alaskan fishing boat.
There are four times as many abandoned housing units as homeless in New York City.
In Germany there are elevators with no doors that never stop. The riders must be ready to hop on at the right time or risk being “guillotined” by the lifts.
Kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, and kohlrabi were all selectively bred from the mustard plant.
Europe was much bigger, with a massive area of land connecting England, France, Denmark and Germany as recently as 8,000 BC. The landmass was submerged by one of the largest landslides and tsunamis known.
The “town” of Monowi, Nebraska has a population of 1. Elsie Eiler, in her capacity as Mayor, grants herself a liquor license and pays taxes to herself.
If a persons body odor smells good to you that means that they have an immune system basically opposite to yours. This happens so the chances of finding a mate with the opposite immune system is greater and the chances of any offspring you produce together will have a stronger immune system.