There are areas where it is common for people to live over 100 years are known as “Blue Zones”. There are 5 on Earth: Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Loma Linda, California; and Icaria, Greece.
In France, it is illegal for grocery stores to throw away edible food. Stores must donate edible, unused food to charity or facilities that process it into animal feed or compost.
A man trapped in a coma for 12 years was aware of everything. His hatred of Barney reruns constantly playing helped him to regain control of his mind.
90% of media in the US is controlled by 6 major news networks known as “The Big Six.”
The cast of Super Mario Brothers was constantly drunk while filming just to get through their scenes.
The Nazis had helicopters, and even launched them from battleships. BMW was going to mass produce a battlefield version, but the factory was destroyed in a bombing raid.
In 2003, the US sugar industry lobbied congress to block a WHO report which would set guidelines for sugar intake at 10% of daily calories. Congress blocked the report by threatening to cut all WHO funding if it was released, and backed the industry’s sugar intake recommendation of 25% daily.
The lyrics of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” are officially credited to his childhood friend Vincent “Tata” Ford, who ran a soup kitchen in the Jamaican ghetto where Marley grew up. Marley gave Ford credit for writing the song so that the royalty payments could keep the soup kitchen open.
A pro Counter-Strike player said about his team that they ‘were all on Adderall’ in an interview; as a result, the ESL, one of the largest eSports organization, announced that they will be working with the World Anti-Doping Agency to implement drug-testing for pro players.
Neon light left on for 77 years, which was discovered during renovation of landmark restaurant. The fixture had been walled off and forgotten in a basement nook, where it proceeded to rack up over $17,000 in electrical bills.