In the late 1800s they used to put fake horse heads on the front of automobiles as to not spook the actual horses in traffic.
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If you feed canaries red peppers, they will change color. Similarly, flamingos are born grey, but turn pink from eating pink brine shrimp (which provides them with a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin).
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Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack are widely credited with helping end segregation in Las Vegas, by refusing to perform in venues that wouldn’t allow blacks.
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Charles Ramsey, a Cleveland man, was key in the rescue of 3 women and a child from over a decade of captivity in a neighbor’s home. When word got out he was eating a Big Mac when he heard a woman’s cries for help, over a dozen Ohio restaurants pledged to offer him a free […]
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James “Honest Dick” Tate was a Kentucky State Treasurer, so-called due to his good reputation. In reality, he had quietly misappropriated over $250,000 ($7 million in present value) from the treasury. In 1888, he fled the state with a sack of gold and silver coins and was never seen again.
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There is a McDonald’s in LA that serves no food. It is strictly for filming when the set needs to be McDonald’s.
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When a girl from India lost both her arms, she received big, dark and hairy arm transplants from a man. However after a few years, her new arms became more slender and also changed colour to match her skin tone.
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The word “museum” is derived from the word “musaeum” which translates to Institution Of The Muses, the Muses being the nine goddesses of the arts.
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The lottery is against the law in Nevada because the gaming industry in the state does not want the competition.
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In 1978 an architectural student discovered that a skyscraper in NY could topple if strong winds hit the building. The engineer that is credited for designing the building then made secret nightly repairs in collaboration with the NYPD, without alerting the general public to the danger.
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