Medal of Honor recipient, Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez had 37 puncture wounds, exposed intestine, broken jaw, and eyes caked in blood. He was pronounced dead until he spits in the face of a doctor who was zipping him up in a body bag.
An 11-year-old girl in Nova Scotia wasn’t allowed to swim in a local river, so the girl tested the water and confirmed it had unsafe levels of fecal contamination. Her findings prompted the government to spend $15 million in fixing the problem. (source)
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There are no recorded fatal attacks of wild Orcas on humans. In 2005 a 12 yr old boy in Alaska was bumped by a killer whale while splashing in 4 ft of water. The boy was likely mistaken for a seal, and the bump was an aborted attack once the whale realized the mistake.
Forty years before James Cameron’s “Avatar” was released, the “Noon Universe” Russian sci-fi novels were published, set on a forest planet called Pandora in the 22nd century, inhabited by humanoids called Nave (compared to the “Na’vi” in Avatar).
The Soviet Union once tried to make a tank fly, a prototype was built and tested in 1942, but was found to be unworkable.
The first lyrics of ‘The Circle of Life’ in The Lion King are “Nants ingonyama bagithi baba.” In English, this translates to “here comes a lion, father,” and the following lyrics just repeat “it’s a lion, oh yes, it’s a lion.”
In 1915, during a historic drought, San Diego hired a “Rain Maker.” He took the job and soon after that there was so much rain that there were floods. The floods destroyed the dam, caused property damage across the region, and killed an estimated 14 to 50 citizens. He never got his money because the city council claimed the floods were an act of God.
A fish at the Vancouver Aquarium was given a prosthetic eye so it wouldn’t be bullied by other fish.
Even though they don’t have wings, spiders can fly for hundreds of miles (across entire oceans) on long strands of silk using Earth’s electric fields; it’s called “ballooning.” Spiders have been found two-and-a-half miles up in the air, and 1,000 miles out to sea.