Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you.
Greek philosopher Chrysippus is said to have died of laughter after getting his donkey drunk, trying to eat figs.
Led Zeppelin got their name from a fellow musician, who said their band would go down like a “lead balloon.”
ccording to the Guinness Book of World Records, The heaviest baby born to a healthy mother was a boy weighing 10.2 kg (22 lb 8 oz)
If you die in Amsterdam without any friends or family left to attend your funeral, a poet will write a poem for you and recite it at your funeral
The “cheerleader effect”, the theory that girls look more attractive in groups, is scientifically proven
Bonus facts The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio. James William Lambert was involved in the first automobile accident in American history. Lambert’s vehicle, the first single-cylinder gasoline automobile, which was carrying Lambert and James Swoveland, hit a tree root, causing the car to careen out of control and smash into a hitching…
In the late middle ages in Europe, astrology was incorporated into the curriculum of many universities and was considered an important part of the training of physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
Chocolate magnate Milton Hershey canceled his reservations for the Titanic due to last minute business matters.
The inventor of the Chocolate Chip Cookie sold the idea to Nestle Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate
Many animals have been reported to commit suicide, including dogs, cows, bulls, and sheep. Many animals that appear to be depressed or grieving begin to exhibit self-destructive behavior that sometimes ends in death. In 1845, the Illustrated London News reported that a Newfoundland dog had been acting less lively over a period of days before…
The oldest known photograph to have a person (human) in the shot was clicked in Paris in 1838. The man was actually getting his shoe polished!
The man who ordered the grounding of all aircraft in the U.S. on 9/11 was on his first day on the job
The man who ordered the grounding of all aircraft in the U.S. on 9/11 was on his first day on the job. Ben Sliney is a former U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) National Operations Manager. His first day in this position was September 11, 2001, and he was responsible for ordering a National Ground Stop…
The first stealth technology test failed. They couldn’t understand why until they noticed a bird sitting on the test object. They blew a loud horn, the bird flew off, and the test object disappeared from the radar screen showing stealth technology was a success
Vienna’s Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) has over 2.5 million tombs (more than the city’s live population), including those of Beethoven, Brahms, Gluck, Schubert, Schoenberg and Strauss
During the Holocaust, Jewish boxer Salamo Arouch was imprisoned at Auschwitz. He was forced to fight fellow prisoners; the losers were sent to the gas chambers or shot. He survived over 2 years and 200 fights until the camp was liberated
When Louis Pasteur was working on the rabies vaccine, if he or his assistants got infected, they were to be shot in the head
Two actors have died playing Judas in live Biblical productions by accidentally hanging themselves for real during his death scene
The iconic photo, taken February 23, 1945, by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal wasn’t the first flag raised over Iwo Jima that day, and Rosenthal was’t the only one there taking photos.
Some say it’s the most famous, perfectly composed news photo of all time. The iconic photo, taken February 23, 1945, by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal wasn’t the first flag raised over Iwo Jima that day, and Rosenthal was’t the only one there taking photos. Marine Sgt. Louis Lowery, a photographer for Leatherneck magazine, captured…
Schubert was given the nickname ‘Schwammerl’ by his friends due to his height, which Gibbs describes as translating to “Tubby” or “Little Mushroom”. Schubert, at 1.52 m height, was not quite five feet tall. “Schwamm” is Austrian (and other) dialect for mushroom; the ending “-erl” makes it a diminutive.
The shortest war in history was fought between Zanzibar and England in 1896. The war lasted only 38 minutes before Zanzibar surrendered
The shortest war in history was fought between Zanzibar and England in 1896. The war lasted only 38 minutes before Zanzibar surrendered. The war, lasting less than three quarters of an hour, is considered the shortest in recorded history. Several durations are given by sources, including 38, 40 and 45 minutes, but the 38-minute duration…
The tallest man in medical history is Robert Pershing Wadlow last measured on 27 June 1940, was found to be 2.72 m (8 ft 11.1 in) tall.
Neither strawberries, raspberries or blackberries are actually berries. Bananas, tomatoes, pumpkin, watermelon and avocado are berries
Westwick had originally auditioned for the role of Nate Archibald, but the network apparently thought he was too scary
CW felt that Ed Westwick looked like a serial killer and had doubts about him being a romantic lead. Westwick had originally auditioned for the role of Nate Archibald, but the network apparently thought he was too scary. Luckily, he ended up getting the role of Chuck so he could fulfill his destiny in becoming…
Bonus facts Since pilots were flying farther, faster, and higher than ever before, these Icaruses would come down with massive headaches from the bright sun. Lieutenant General John MacCready of the U.S. Air Corps called up Bausch & Lomb, who tackled the situation and unwittingly left the greatest mark on the history of eyewear. The…