A scientific study found…

A scientific study found that starting high school one hour later than usual allowed students to sleep more than half an hour more, and was associated with reduced sleepiness and increased academic performance.

According to secret service agents…

According to secret service agents, Ronald Reagan carried a pistol in his briefcase when he was president, “just in case you guys can’t do the job, I can help out”. Reagan acquired a pocket sized pistol after college in the 1930s “and kept it lovingly the rest of his life”.

In 1917, owners of the Phelps Dodge…

In 1917, owners of the Phelps Dodge mining company kidnapped 1,300 striking mineworkers in Bisbee, Arizona, their supporters and bystanders, deported them via a 16 hour train ride across the desert with no food and little water and told them never to come back.

Marquette University bought the original…

Marquette University bought the original manuscripts and multiple working drafts of “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” from J.R.R. Tolkien for only 1,500 pounds (less than $5,000) in 1956. At the time, no other institution had expressed an interest in Tolkien’s literary manuscripts.

The Elvis Presley’s manager, “Colonel”…

The Elvis Presley’s manager, “Colonel” Tom Parker prevented Elvis from touring outside of the US (except for 3 shows in Canada in 1957) because Parker was, among other things, an illegal alien from the Netherlands that was suspected of murder. Here are a few other things that Parker did. Some were poor judgement and many […]