There is a village in India whose main export is men. This village prepares men to become bouncers for nightclubs and bars. They do so by having a 2-hour workout in the morning, followed by a 2-hour workout in the afternoon, in combination with high-protein food.
In 1518, a “dancing plague” struck Strasbourg, Alsace, whereby hundreds of people danced fervently in the streets over the period of a month. Some suffered heart attacks or strokes, and many others died from sheer exhaustion. It remains unexplained.
During the Great Depression, Al Capone started one of the first soup kitchens, called “Free Soup Coffee & Doughnuts for the Unemployed.” Capone’s soup kitchen served breakfast, lunch, and dinner to an average of 2,200 Chicagoans every day.
Brazil’s Kayapo people rejected money from dam-building companies. “We have decided that we do not want a single penny of your dirty money… Our river does not have a price, our fish that we eat does not have a price, and the happiness of our grandchildren does not have a price.”
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In 1808 two Frenchmen held a duel in the air by both riding their own hot air balloon and shooting at each other’s balloon.