A couple that were out walking on their property in Sierra Nevada discovered a canister containing $10 million in gold coins.
When the 2013 government shutdown threatened the closing down of a national program giving medical attention and meals to children, John D. Arnold donated $10 million of his own money to keep it afloat.
In 2006, a woman was found in her London flat, skeletonized, after 3 years of being dead – with the TV still running.
Canadian Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Frederick Banting, discoverer of insulin, sold the rights to the University of Toronto for $1 so that it was available to everyone.
Paul McCartney dreamed the melody of "Yesterday" one night and immediately wrote the music the next morning. He then looked around for a month to make sure that he didn't subconsciously plagiarize it from somebody else.
Wyoming has only 2 sets of escalators in the entire state.