- The exact cause of death and burial site of Ganghis Khan is unknown because ALL of the 2000 funeral guests were killed in order to preserve this secret.
- In 1770, the British Parliament passed a law condemning lipstick, stating that “women found guilty of seducing men into matrimony by a cosmetic means could be tried for witchcraft.”
- When the Latvian hockey team plays at home and wins a game, fans pay a visit to the embassy of the opposing team’s home country and lay flowers at its gate.
- In 1913 it was legal to mail children. With stamps attached to their clothing, children rode trains to their destinations, accompanied by letter carriers. A newspaper reported it cost 53 cents for parents to mail their daughter to her grandparents for a family visit.
- In Dubai you can push a fridge magnet to order a pizza delivered to your door.
Wicked Wikipedia article
- Sliced bread was briefly banned in the USA in 1943.
- “The Case of the Stolen Smell” – an innkeeper accused a poor student of “stealing his smell” by eating while the innkeeper was cooking to “flavor” his dull food. The judge ordered the student to pay the innkeeper with the sound of money by passing it from one hand to another.
- Reid Blackburn – a photographer killed in the 1980 volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens
Articulate (Reddit) article
- ELI5: Why do I get sleepy after reading 2 hours or studying but my scumbag brain can play Skyrim all night without getting tired?
- ELI5: How South America is not as developed as North America, yet it was colonized earlier and with better results.
- How do animals without bones make blood?
- A blue shirt reflects blue light, a green one reflects green light. Is it possible to make infrared shirts and would they be effective at keeping us cool in summer?
- Is it possible that there are big creature in the unexplored parys of the ocean or would we know about them?