- the town of Leith, North Dakota is being systematically bought out by white supremacist leader Craig Cobb, who is carrying out a transformation of the town into “Cobbsville”, a neo-nazi community.
- Xerxes sentenced the sea to 300 lashes for destroying two of his army’s bridges
- there were a series of deadly attacks on humans in India that were believed to be carried out by massive goonch catfish.
- Sloths sometimes remain hanging from branches even after death.
- astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was the captain of his high school wrestling team and a member of the Harvard University wrestling team while he attended.
- Clark Foam, who supplied 90% percent of the surfboard blanks in the US, shut down overnight in 2005 creating a panic in the surf world
- much of the BBC’s output between the 1930’s and 1980’s has been lost due to a lack of archival policy.
- despite their ban on “hot drinks” (coffee and tea), the Mormon church allows its members to consume soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi. This exception wasn’t clarified until last year
- helping Marlon Brando through the last years of his life, Michael Jackson bought him a golf cart. With Brando being on oxygen, he and Jackson could often be found with a portable oxygen tank, scooting around Never land, the last place Brando ever went outside home and UCLA Medical Center.
- ketchup is an example of a non-Newtonian liquid meaning it’s viscosity is not constant. This explains why it is hard to get out of the bottle on the first try, it thins the more is it messed with.
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