Sneaker brand Koio has partnered with pastry chef Dominique Ansel to produce croissant-themed sneakers. According to Fast Company: This may be the first-ever sneaker collaboration with a baker. And it is certainly the only sneaker inspired by a croissant on the market… The sneaker’s upper is made of calf leather that has the texture of […]
Just thinking about coffee can improve your focus, researchers say.
Over the last 12 months an investment portfolio selected by throwing darts at stock tables outperformed a portfolio of stocks recommended by high-profile hedge fund managers by 27%.
After the Chernobyl accident, Russian military pilots created rain clouds to direct radiation away from Moscow and fall on less populated areas around Belarus.
2000 Olympics gold medal winner, swimmer Antony Ervin decided to retire at 22. It didn’t go so well, as he begun abusing drugs. However, in 2011 he got back into swimming, and at the 2016 Olympics became the oldest swimmer to win a gold medal.
In an episode of the Simpsons that aired in 2003, Homer gave his email address as ChunkyLover53@aol.com. The episode’s writer, Matt Selman, signed up for the ChunkyLover53 email address beforehand and within minutes of the show’s airing found his inbox packed to its 999-message limit. There was also an episode of Futurama where Bender gave […]
The FBI has an entire fake town for training agents. Hogan’s Alley has a bank, post office, hotel, laundromat, barber shop, pool hall, shops, and homes. The town is populated by actors who roleplay parts like bystanders, terrorists, bank robbers, and drug dealers so scenarios always change.
Coober Pedy is an Australian town where 80% of its residents live underground.
The CIA has a “Heart Attack Gun”. The gun would shoot a dissolving dart that would cause what appeared to be a natural heart attack. The dart would only leave a small red dot and the poison would denature so quickly, it would unlikely be discovered in autopsy.
One reason spicy foods are common in hot countries is that spicy foods make you sweat, which in turn helps you cool down faster. It’s a phenomenon called “gustatory hidrosis.”