37. Few people attended Lee Harvey Oswald's Funeral. Reporters had to act as pallbearers.
1. Albert Einstein worked until a few hours before his death, and he left 12 pages on his bedside. The last line in those pages was the last equation he ever wrote. 2. German chocolate cake was made by an American whose last name was "German".
Oprah Winfrey was born to a single mother, wore potato sacks for clothes, was molested by her family, and gave birth to a stillborn child at 14. | Ninjas actually wore blue. Black stands out in the moonlight, and blue hides just as well in the dark. | After her Super Bowl performance (Super Bowl XLIX), Katy Perry's lawyers tried (unsuccessfully) to copyright and trademark 'Left Shark'.
1. Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington in 2006. He still has 30 birdshot pellets stuck inside him, which has led to heart issues and a change in voice. 2. British intelligence once executed "Operation Cupcake" to hack an online al-Qaeda magazine, replacing bomb making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes.
1. Bass Reeves, the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi is credited with capturing over 3,000 outlaws, including his own son. He is also rumored to be the inspiration for the Lone Ranger. 2. The typical brain comprises about 2% of the body’s total weight but uses 20% of its total energy and oxygen intake.
1. Deborah Sampson disguised herself as a man to fight in the U.S. Revolutionary War served in an elite Light Infantry unit and was wounded in battle. After her secret was discovered, she was honorably discharged but had to fight to receive her veteran's pension. 2. The South Pacific island of Vanuatu banned the imports of western junk food as a way to combat future health problems.
Let your kids' imaginations run wild with this Easy Art Activity for Kids: Blow Paint Monsters! With some paint and a simple drinking straw, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners can create endless varieties of colorful and whimsical creatures!
We use the word cancer as a medical diagnosis because Hippocrates thought the tumors looked like crabs.
1. In 1975, Gary Dahl (American entrepreneur) invented the pet rock. He took rocks from a Mexico beach and, over the course of only half a year, would sell each rock for $4, making himself over $1.5 million. 2. The code to inform US troops that South Vietnam was lost and should be evacuated instantly was a weather report followed by the song, "White Christmas"... in April.
1. After abusing alcohol and drugs for the better half of her life, iconic jazz singer Billie Holiday was swindled out of her earnings and died with all of 70 cents in the bank. 2. Henry Ford strongly supported Nazi's and even received the Grand Cross of the German Eagle.
1. In 1990, a pilot named Captain Timothy Lancaster was sucked out of the cockpit of a passenger jet. A crew member held on to his body until landing, at which point they discovered he had survived. 2. The apples you buy in the grocery store are 5-12 months old. They are stored in a special low temperature, low oxygen (2%) environment, which preserves the nutritional content of the fruit.
01. Dave Grohl was so intimidated by Kurt Cobain that he hid a lot of the music he made while on tour with Nirvana. After Cobain's death, the tucked away music would become Foo Fighters' first album. | 02. Metallica wrote the song "The God That Failed" because Hetfield's mother died due to Christian-science beliefs, influencing her to reject cancer treatment.
Current WWE Wrestler Jeff Hardy and former wrestler Mick Foley have agreed to donate their brains for concussion research after death. | Clint Eastwood has an "undetermined" number of children. At least 7 with 5 different women. | Serial killers act similarly to bees. Serial killers commit a crime near their home, but far enough to prevent arousing suspicion. Similarly, bees collect pollen near their hive, but far enough from predators. Scientists found algorithms from studying bee behavior…
1. Keanu Reeves used his profit from The Matrix to buy a motorcycle for all of the movie's stuntmen. 2. Butterfly McQueen, one of the stars of "Gone with the Wind," was unable to attend the film's premiere because it was held in a whites-only theater.