In 2008, Nebraska implemented a law to allow parents to drop off unwanted newborns at safe havens; the law didn’t state an age limit, and nearly all the children abandoned were over ten years old- some were even 17.
Potatoes have almost all nutrients humans need to survive. To prove this, the Executive Director from the Washington State Potato Commission ate nothing but potatoes for 60 days.
A pollination technique invented by a 12 year old slave is the reason Vanilla is commonly available today.
If an astronaut “loses it” in space, part of the protocol is to restrain them with duck tape.
The Canine Genome project revealed that the Pekingese, Shiba Inu, Shih Tzu & Basengi are among the ancient breeds least genetically diverged from Gray Wolves.
The stock price of Apple Inc. fell significantly in October 2008 after a hoax story was submitted to CNN’s user-generated news site iReport.com claiming that company CEO Steve Jobs had suffered a major heart attack. The source of the story was traced back to 4chan.
Twix has slumped in size from 60g in the 1980s to 58g in the 2000s to 50g in 2015.
A man leaped from a 7th story balcony at a Chinese shopping mall after his girlfriend refused to stop shopping. He reportedly told her she had ‘more shoes than she could wear in a lifetime’ before jumping to his death.
The Minnesota Vikings are building a stadium that costs more than sending a space probe to Pluto.
The UK virtually eliminated salmonella by vaccinating chickens. The U.S. has declined to mandate such vaccinations.