26. To avoid boredom while in a POW camp during the Korean War, Lt. John Thornton would ride an imaginary motorcycle around. He did this every day until the guards called him to their headquarters and took away his imaginary motorcycle stating that it was against rules and regulations. – Source

27. In 1836, a sewer worker accidentally discovered an old drain which ran directly into the Bank of England’s gold vault. He wrote letters to the directors of the bank and requested a meeting inside the vault at an hour of their choosing – and popped out of the floor to greet them – Source

28. A woman named Glenda Blackwell brought a scratch off lottery ticket to prove to her husband that buying lottery tickets was a waste of money and accidentally ended up winning $1 million. – Source

29. Lady Astor, the first female British MP, was constantly at odds with British PM Winston Churchill. During a debate, she declared that if married to him, she’d have poisoned his tea. Churchill responded ‘Madam, if I was your husband, I would drink it.’ – Source

30. British spies used semen as invisible ink during WWI and this method was invented by Sir Mansfield Cumming. – Source

31. An Australian man named Bill Morgan was declared dead for 14 minutes and lived unscathed. To celebrate his survival, he bought a scratch card and won a $27,000 car. The news asked him to re-enact the scratch card moment so he bought another card & won a $250,000 jackpot. – Source

32. In 1980, Swedish Navy detected underwater sounds that they suspected to be hostile Russian submarines. The suspicion escalated to a diplomatic conflict between Sweden and Russia. It turned out later that these sounds came from fish farts, a discovery which led to the researcher winning Ig Nobel Prize. – Source

33. On the set of The Princess Bride, André the Giant once “let out a 16 second fart and brought production to a standstill.” Nobody said anything except director Rob Reiner, who said “Are you OK, André?” to which André replied, “I am now boss.” – Source

34. Within the 500-page-plus transcript of the Apollo 10 mission, pages 414-415 detail the astronaut’s encounter with an actual floating turd in the command module cockpit. The culprit remains a mystery to this day. – Source

35. During the 17th century, doctors recommended farting in jars and inhaling it to help prevent the Bubonic Plague. They believed the plague was caused by deadly vapors and good way to counter it was to breath in something strongly scented like a fart. – Source

36. In 2007, a Mr. Prawo Jazdy was fast becoming Ireland’s most wanted driver with over 50 offences and evaded capture each time by giving a different address. His reign of a terror was halted when a traffic policeman pointed out that Prawo Jazdy was Polish for “driving licence.” – Source

37. Two brothers from a set of triplets fooled a Russian prison when one brother swapped places with the other to give him a brief taste of freedom. Rather than returning, the freed brother ran off with his brother’s girlfriend. It took years for the authorities to realize they had been duped. – Source

38. In France, a layer sought out a 90-year-old lady who agreed to give him her apartment after her death if he paid her $500 each month for the rest of her life. She became the oldest living person ever, living for another 30 years and even outliving the lawyer who by then had paid her $180,000 – twice the value of the apartment. – Source

39. Upon landing in England, William the Conqueror slipped and fell. To play it cool he grasped two fistfuls of soil and proclaimed ‘England is ours!’ – Source

40. On a 1995 visit to Washington D.C., Russian President Boris Yeltsin was found on Pennsylvania Avenue, drunk, in his underwear and trying to hail a cab in order to find pizza. – Source

41. Joseph Bolitho Johns, a.k.a. Moondyne Joe escaped Australian prison so many times that the authorities built an “escape-proof” cell especially for him. It was so strong that they promised to forgive his crimes if he could escape it. He escaped that cell as well. – Source

42. One of the most popular marching songs in the Russian army is the SpongeBob SquarePants theme. – Source

43. The last duel in Canada was between two men who were so terrified of dueling, one fainted and the other was seized by horror. The guns were also loaded with blanks. – Source

44. Cows have accents. Yes, cows have different ‘moo’ accents depending on what region in the world they live in. – Source

45. Vending machines kill more people per year than sharks. Vending machines kill an average of 13 people a year, sharks kill 5. – Source

46. The bar tab of a 1787 farewell party for George Washington is still intact. “According to the bill… (The Founding Fathers) drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 of whiskey, 22 of porter, 8 of hard cider, 12 of beer, and 7 bowls of alcoholic punch.” The party had just 55 attendees. – Source

47. When John F. Kennedy met Joseph Luns, the former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kennedy asked for his hobbies and Joseph answered: “I fok horses”, Kennedy, struck with surprise responded: “Pardon?”, Luns replied: “Yes, paarden!”. ‘Fokken’ means ‘to breed’, and ‘horses’ means ‘paarden’ in Dutch. – Source

48. Muammar Gaddafi had a strange obsession with Condolezza Rice. Once during Ramadan, Condoleezza Rice was invited by Muammar Gaddafi to dinner at his private kitchen. After dinner, Gaddafi told her he had made a videotape for her. It was a collection of photos of Rice with world leaders set to the music of a song called ‘Black Flower in the White House,’ which was composed by Libya’s most famous composer. – Source

49. In “Team America”, Matt Damon was originally going to be portrayed as intelligent and articulate, but when they saw the puppet, they noted that it made him “look retarded” and decided to portray him as such. – Source

50. A mushroom named Phallus indusiatus can make a woman orgasm spontaneously juar by smelling it. In the trial involving 16 women, 6 had orgasms while smelling it and the other 10, who received smaller doses, experienced physiological changes such as increased heart rate. All of the 20 men tested considered the smell disgusting. – Source


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