Google founded Calico, an anti-ageing company designed to ultimately cure death.
The EPA and former employees sued Area 51 for failure to comply with hazardous waste disposal laws. The case was thrown out on national security grounds.
A strawberry is not a berry yet a banana is. The strawberry is classified as an accessory fruit.
In 1990 British Airways pilot Tim Lancaster was sucked out of a window when it broke off and was pinned to the aircraft for 20 minutes while crew clung to his legs before landing. He suffered only minor injuries and was flying within 5 months.
From the flight deck, the flight and cabin crew were able to view his head and torso through the left direct vision window. Lancaster’s face was continuously hitting the direct vision window; when cabin crew saw this and noticed that Lancaster’s eyes were opened but not blinking despite the force against the window, they assumed that Lancaster was dead. Atchison ordered the cabin crew to not release Lancaster’s body despite the assumption of his death because he knew that releasing the body might cause it to fly into the left engine and cause an engine fire or failure which would cause further problems.
There is a bridge in Scotland where dogs are known to commit suicide. In the past fifty years, over fifty dogs have visited the bridge and leapt to their death. It remains a mystery today.
In 1990, parents sued Judas Priest over their son’s suicide, claiming a song contained the words “Do it” when listened to backwards. Judas Priest won the case, and said if they did add subliminal messages, it would have said “Buy seven records”.
A guy drove around “talking” into cookies decorated like iPhones with the intention of getting cops to pull him over, only to eat the iPhone in front of the cop. It worked, but it backfired when he was arrested for outstanding warrants.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard saw a car accident and he and his friend helped a 4 year old girl to the hospital. Using a fake name, he visited the girl frequently until the media spotted him.
When the Emperor Nero began to go nuts, he would stage long singing performances wherein the audience would not be allowed to leave. Women gave birth during these performances and men would fake their deaths in the hopes of being carried out just so they could get away.
The first automated telephone exchange was created by Almon B. Strowger, because a competitor’s wife was the operator of his local exchange, and therefore redirected calls meant for him to her husband’s business instead.