- when asked if he knew his IQ, Stephen Hawking responded “I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers”
- in 2004, J.K. Rowling became the first person to become a billionaire by writing books.
- Soviet scientists tamed wild foxes and, unintentionally, they began to resemble and act like domesticated dogs.
- Brandenn Bremmer was a genius–had an IQ of 178, read books at 18 months old, played the piano at age 3, and started college at age 11–who committed suicide at age 14 with no signs of depression, suicide note, or pressure to achieve from his parents
- European nutella has a stronger chocolatey aroma, and is different from American nutella
- King Charles II (Charles the Bad) was unable to move, so his doctors ordered him wrapped in linen that had been soaked in brandy. A servant, instead of cutting the thread on the end, used a candle to burn it, and set him ablaze.
- the Russian chemist behind the periodic table of elements, Dimity Mendeleev is also credited as the creator of the Russian standard for vodka and was a prolific economist.
A seven year old boy was at the centre of a courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with the child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree possible. The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they also beat him. After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him. After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the England Football team, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.