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Stress and Reading
Researchers have found that reading reduces stress by 68%, more than listening to music or taking a walk.
Each of the main characters in Spongebob Squarepants was inspired by one of the seven deadly sins.
Capt. Robert Campbell
Capt. Robert Campbell, a British officer captured during World War I, was granted leave to visit his dying mother on one condition - that he return to captivity. He kept his word and returned, only to try escaping as soon as he returned.
There's a real religion called "Dudeism" that spawned from the movie "The Big Lebowski." Dudeism advocates and encourages the practice of "going with the flow," "being cool headed," and "taking it easy."
Hemlock Water Dropwort
There is a poisonous plant that leaves the victim with a smile on their face at the time of death.
Scientists from Edinburgh University found a way to turn peanut butter into diamonds.
Angelina Jolie purchased 60,000 hectares of land in Cambodia that had active poachers and turned it into a wildlife reserve named after her son. Some of the former poachers were employed as rangers.
Corn Flakes Origin
Corn Flakes were invented by John Harvey Kellogg as part his campaign to prevent masturbation.