Category: People

People in a like-minded group tend to have more extreme and…

People in a like-minded group tend to have more extreme and controversial views than they would if they were thinking on their own, a phenomenon called Group Polarization.

The only known case of “Chromosome 6 Deletion” where…

The only known case of “Chromosome 6 Deletion” where a person does not feel pain, hunger, or the need to sleep (and subsequently no sense of fear) is a 7-year-old girl named Olivia Farnsworth. In 2016, she was hit by a car and dragged 30 meters, yet felt nothing and emerged with minor injuries.

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When you first meet people it is common to forget their names -…

When you first meet people it is common to forget their names – a phenomenon called the ‘next-in-line’ effect. This is because people are too worried about themselves, and what they’ll say next, to focus on remembering the names of people they’re introduced to.

When you first meet people it is common to forget their names -…

When you first meet people it is common to forget their names – a phenomenon called the ‘next-in-line’ effect. This is because people are too worried about themselves, and what they’ll say next, to focus on remembering the names of people they’re introduced to.

During her childhood, Montana Brown had beaten cancer twice at…

During her childhood, Montana Brown had beaten cancer twice at the age of 2 and again as a teenager at 15. When asked about her dream, Brown is quoted to having the job of a pediatric nurse. At 24 years old, she joined the staff of pediatric nurses at the same hospital which treated her for cancer.

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Theo Albrecht, co-founder of the discount store Aldi, negotiated…

Theo Albrecht, co-founder of the discount store Aldi, negotiated his own ransom when he was kidnapped and held for 17 days. He later won tax relief on the ransom payment claiming it was a business expense.

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WWE Wrestler Glenn Jacobs, also known as “Kane, gives…

WWE Wrestler Glenn Jacobs, also known as “Kane, gives economic classes to students in his spare time.

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Steven Russell escaped from prison by using laxatives to fake…

Steven Russell escaped from prison by using laxatives to fake the symptoms of AIDS. He then called the prison, posing as a doctor, asking for prisoners interested in an experimental treatment and, of course, volunteered. Once out of Texas, he sent death certificates to the prison stating he had died.

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In 1977, Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia, a poor Indian artist, rode…

In 1977, Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia, a poor Indian artist, rode a second-hand bicycle for four months and three weeks from New Delhi to Gothenburg in Sweden to meet his love Charlotte Von Schedvin. He rode his bicycle because he didn’t have enough money to buy an airplane ticket. They married and now have two children.

The inventor of the Super Soaker squirt gun, one of the most…

The inventor of the Super Soaker squirt gun, one of the most popular toys in the world, was a NASA scientist who also helped develop the Stealth Bomber and the Galileo mission to Jupiter. His name is Lonnie G. Johnson.