In 1992 an inflatable bouncy castle took flight with 5 children inside. To save them, a 21 year-old man grabbed one of the trailing ropes, climbed up to the castle 15 meters in the air and pulled each child out, before losing his grip and falling through the canvas roof of a dodgems tent. He […]
The metallic smell of money is actually your body oils breaking down in the presence of iron or copper. You can see this by using a paper towel to pick up a penny smelling it – no odor. Then rub your sweaty/oily fingers on it and notice the strong metallic odor. Money doesn’t smell, you […]
A woman presented a forged doctor’s note as an excuse for missing her sentencing for, that’s right, forgery.
There is a bug that evolved to have actual mechanical gears.
NPR posted a link “Why doesn’t America read anymore?” to their Facebook page; the link led to an April Fool’s message saying that many people comment on a story without ever reading the article and asking not to comment if you read the link; people commented immediately on how they do read.
Romans would post news and information along their road networks, especially where three roads intersected, known as a tri-via. Hence, tidbits of information became known as trivia.
A person’s perception of time tends to speed up with age.
A World Cup qualifying match between Chile and Brazil was canceled after an opposing fan hit the Chilean goalkeeper with a flare. Photos later proved that the flare never touched him; he faked the injury with a hidden razor blade.
Those making less than $10,000 a year spend $597 on the lottery meanwhile the average US household spends $162. States not only know this; they actually target the poor with lottery ads.
Experiences you have throughout your life, leave chemical markers on your DNA; essentially ingraining superficial experiences into your descendants.