Some Native American people intentionally bent trees to mark trails and many remain today as hidden monuments.
In Japan, you can hire handsome men to show up at your office and watch sad videos with you until you cry, then wipe your tears for you.
The only active ship in the US Navy that has sunk an enemy ship is the USS Constitution built in 1797.
In 1854, cholera broke out in London. Using spot maps, it was shown that the majority of cases occurred where the water pump in Broad Street was closest. However, monks within that area didn’t get cholera. Investigation showed that this was because they only drank beer, not water.
During the planning for NASA’s moon landings of the 1960s, it was suggested that the United Nations flag be used instead of the U.S. flag.
In Saudi Arabia justice system the arrested are often not informed the crime they are accused of or given access to a lawyer and are subject to torture if they don’t confess. At trial, there’s a presumption of guilt and the accused is often unable to present a legal defense.
Michael Nicholson, a man from Michigan, has one bachelor’s degree, two associate’s degrees, 22 master’s degrees, three specialist degrees and one doctoral degree, making him the most credentialed person in history.
The U.S. has 3.1% of the world’s children, but consumes 40% of the world’s toys.
Atop a hill near Columbine HS, memorial crosses were erected for Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold along with those for the people they killed. The father of Daniel Rohrbough (the 2nd student to be killed) cut them down, saying that murderers should not be memorialized in the same place as victims.
From 1995 to 2000, the winner of the McDonald’s Monopoly grand prize was an insider tasked with producing the game pieces.