- Before antibiotics, patients with syphilis were sometimes purposefully infected with malaria. This was because the bacteria that causes syphilis doesn’t fare well at higher temperatures (a blistering fever is a side effect of malaria).
- Bruce Almighty was originally written by a community college English professor – titled Almighty Me, and he was never credited as a writer for the movie.
- dictator Robert Mugabe tried to stop a critic of Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation by levying ridiculous taxes on his newspaper; the writer retaliated with advertisements printed on trillion-dollar-bills, which was cheaper than actual paper.
- the true meaning of the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody still remain a secret within the band
- a man named William Harrison went missing in Gloucester and, upon interrogation, his servant confessed that he, his mother and his brother had killed Harrison for money. Two years after they were executed Harrison reappeared, claiming to have been abducted and sold into slavery.