In belligerent countries, male-to-female sex ratios at birth increased during and shortly after the two world wars. This phenomenon is known as the “Returning Soldier Effect”. Nobody has been able to explain it.
Dogs have a bacteria on their paws that make them smell like corn chips, which is commonly referred to as “Frito Feet.”
Hitachi once produced an ATM that heated bills to 200 degrees C to kill any bacteria, then ironed them before dispensing.
When asked what future technology they would most like to have, young adults answered “time travel” more than any age group, while 30-to-49-year-olds wanted robot servants more than any other age group. Senior citizens were the least interested in time travel.
AT&T almost caused nuclear war. In 1961, the US lost contact with its early warning systems. Assuming the USSR had attacked, bombers were scrambled but recalled when contact was made with an EWS base. The phone blackout was caused by a faulty AT&T switch they had promised to replace.
Cities come in all shapes and sizes. From densely-populated, crowded metropolises to large, expansive urban areas that can stretch on for miles. We often hear about how “large” a city is in terms of its population, but how large a city is when measured by the space it occupies is rarely discussed. Ever wonder which […]
Being left-handed may cause some lefties to feel a bit, well… left out. Since the vast majority of the human population is right-handed, most consumer products that are specific to handedness are designed for those who are right-handed. Unfortunately, this makes economic sense to many manufacturers, since the time and expense involved in making different […]
A snowstorm can’t keep this determined Canadian motorcyclist off the highway.
Jim Carrey got paid 7 million for Dumb & Dumber and Jeff Daniels got 50 grand.
When a diner called a gay couple “fags” and asked them to leave, online activists made it the most highly rated gay bar in Texas using Yelp reviews.