Charlie Chaplin openly pleaded against fascism, war, capitalism, and WMDs in his movies. He was slandered by the FBI & banned from the USA in ‘52. Offered an Honorary Academy award in ’72, he hesitantly returned & received a 12-minute standing ovation; the longest in the Academy’s history.
Annie Oakley was such a great shooter that she could split a playing card held edge-on, she hit dimes tossed into the air, she shot cigarettes from her husband’s lips, and, a playing card being thrown into the air, she riddled it before it touched the ground.
In 1971, Soviet engineers working in Turkmenistan set a hole on fire which was filled with natural gases. The engineers expected the flames inside the hole to only burn for a few days, however, they soon found out that this would not be the case. The hole has since been burning for over 46 years and is known as ‘The Door to Hell’.