When Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer he got a man acquitted of murder by showing an almanac depicting the phases of the moon, to the jury!
Find out how Mao Zedong's campaign to kill grain-eating sparrows in 1958 contributed to the death by starvation of 30 million people In 1958 the Chinese leader, Mao Zedong, declared war.
Guillermo del Toro lost his notebook with four years' worth of planning for 'Pan's Labyrinth' in it, in a London cab!
In 2012, a cat saved it's owner after awaking her from a seizure and got her son to call for assistance...the same day it was adopted.
Cats were used as live shields by the Persians During the battle of Pelusium in 522 BC, Cambyses II, the King of Persia, used cats as leverage against Egyptians.
violin strings have been made from 5000 strands of spider silk. They produce 'a soft and profound timbre' when played Most people have heard of Spider silk’s incredible strength, but there are some pretty inventive uses for it.
Here is a list of the 24 countries where it is legal to be a lesbian, but illegal to be a gay man! The penalty in Mauritius for being gay, is shocking!
This guy's body has turned into a brewery and every time he eats bread, he gets drunk and suffers from a hangover!
The Rajputs strapped fake elephant trunks on their horses so that the elephants their enemies rode on, would think they are elephant calves and would therefore instinctively not attack!
In the U.S.A. the cost of college text books has risen with 812% over the last 30 years! The cost of textbooks has risen 812% in the U.S.A.
Our tongues only detect 20% of the salt on potato chips, that is why Lay's developed a new 'designer salt' with the same taste that allows them to use 25% less sodium The average American consumes about twice the daily recommended limit of salt.
In 1959 the citizens of Sao Paulo were so disgruntled with their government that they voted a rhinoceros into council!
If you asked the founder of McDonald's what business he was in, the answer would surprise you! Quick… what business is McDonald's in?
When horror director Eli Roth showed 'Cannibal Holocaust' to the villagers in a remote part of the Amazon, they thought it was a hilarious comedy!
Bummer and Lazarus were two stray dogs that had celebrity status in San Francisco in the 1860's and were immune to the city's laws on strays In the 1860’s there was an overflow of dogs in San Francisco, and the only way a stray could survive was to prove his worth.
Rabies has virtually been eradicated in Switzerland. They placed chicken heads laced with vaccine in the Swiss Alps and the foxes ate it and became immune Between 26,000 and 55,000 people still die of rabies each year!
NASA plans to start a garden on the Moon next year! It's a great time to be alive when all of the cliches seen in sci-fi movies time and time again are starting to become a reality.
President Johnson was sworn in by the first woman to do so, and remains the only time done on an aircraft.
This guy cried wolf 9 times without knowing it The award for the worst present goes to whoever got this guy an emergency satellite locator beacon.
There used to be $10,000 bills! Find out why you won't find those anymore. In today's economy, with inflation running rampant year after year, it's not uncommon for people to have to carry wads of $100 bills just to cover expenses week to week.