Category: funny

In 1714, a Norwegian captain and an English captain had a 14-hour long ship-fight. Afterwards, both ships were severely damaged, and the Norwegian captain was running out of ammo. He sent an envoy to the English ship, asking if he could borrow some of their ammo. They said no.

Terrified neighbors called the police over a domestic dispute in Australia. When the police arrived, they only found a man and a spider.

Photo : Tom Hickmore/Flickr

In 2013, a spoof soap opera was filmed in IKEA without the store’s knowledge. For a year, the cast and crew filmed scenes in different areas of an IKEA store. The result was a seven-episode series called IKEA Heights.

Photo : Phillip Pessar / Flickr

In Scotland, a group of students went to a modern art gallery and left a pineapple in an empty exhibit to see if people would think it was art. When they returned four days later, not only was the pineapple still there, it had been covered with a glass case.

In 1493, Columbus mistook manatees for mermaids and wrote, “they are not so beautiful as they are said to be, for their faces had some masculine traits.”

In the movie Home Alone, the producers thought it would be too mean to use a real girl for the pic of Buzz’s unattractive girlfriend, so they used the art director’s son.

Coffee was so important in Turkish culture that under 15th-century law, a woman had the freedom to divorce her husband if he did not provide her with enough coffee.

To prevent tourists from stealing their beer glasses, some bars in Belgium require people to hand over one of their shoes as a deposit which is then put in a basket and hung from the ceiling. These shoe baskets have also become an attraction.

The Navajo have a tradition around celebrating a baby’s first laugh. Around three months, they watch the baby closely for that first real giggle. The person who has the good fortune of eliciting that first laugh is then responsible for throwing a party.