Author: Weird Facts

In 1984, an 8 year old girl with sickle cell disease developed…

In 1984, an 8 year old girl with sickle cell disease developed acute myeloid leukemia. To treat the cancer, the doctors gave her chemo and a stem cell transplant from her sibling. Not only did this cure her cancer, but it cured her SCD too. She remains disease free nearly three decades later.

When former slave Jordan Anderson was asked to come back and…

When former slave Jordan Anderson was asked to come back and work for his old master, he replied with a letter asking for 52 years’ back pay as proof of good faith. The letter has been described as a rare example of documented “slave humor” of the period.

mindblowingfactz: In 2007 Navy SEAL Mike Day was shot 27 times…

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In 2007 Navy SEAL Mike Day was shot 27 times by four Al Qaeda gunmen and hit by grenade shrapnel, but he killed all four of the gunmen and walked out to the extraction helicopter. He recovered and is living with his wife and daughters.

In 1696, William III introduced a tax which required those…

In 1696, William III introduced a tax which required those living in houses with more than 6 windows to pay a levy. To avoid this, house owners would brick up all windows except 6. As the bricked-up windows prevented rooms from receiving any sunlight, the tax was known as daylight robbery. (Source)

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At a prison facility in Nuuk, Greenland some inmates reportedly…

At a prison facility in Nuuk, Greenland some inmates reportedly hold the keys to their own cells (to afford them privacy), and others may leave the premises during the day to go to work or school. Perhaps surprisingly, inmates are even allowed to go hunting with rifles to shoot birds and seals.

Germans celebrate Father’s day by having men pulling…

Germans celebrate Father’s day by having men pulling wagons filled with beer into parks and drinking until they pass out.

mindblowingfactz: There is a territory in Costa Rica called…

mindblowingfactz:

There is a territory in Costa Rica called Territorio De Zaguates (Land of the Strays) which is basically a huge no kill dog shelter where you can hike for free with the dogs.

mindblowingfactz: There is a territory in Costa Rica called…

mindblowingfactz:

There is a territory in Costa Rica called Territorio De Zaguates (Land of the Strays) which is basically a huge no kill dog shelter where you can hike for free with the dogs.

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik…

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik secret police and ordered to be shot. As the firing squad lined up, an officer asked if he was really the famous chess master. The officer made Bernstein play a game for his life against him. Bernstein won easily and was released.

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik…

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik secret police and ordered to be shot. As the firing squad lined up, an officer asked if he was really the famous chess master. The officer made Bernstein play a game for his life against him. Bernstein won easily and was released.