Category: People

There are now more overweight people than underweight people in…

There are now more overweight people than underweight people in the world.

There is a woman who would burst into laughter when seeing other…

There is a woman who would burst into laughter when seeing other people being tickled. She has an unusual condition called mirror-touch synaesthesia.

The professional wrestler, Big Show, quit football after his…

The professional wrestler, Big Show, quit football after his freshman year in high school because of disputes with the coach. He, however, joined the cheerleading squad as a sophomore, partly out of spite. He later called it “the greatest experience of my life.”

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Carl McCunn, a wildlife photographer who arranged to be flown…

Carl McCunn, a wildlife photographer who arranged to be flown out to remote Alaskan wilderness but forgot to schedule when he’d be picked up. He wrote about a plane spotting him stranded, in his excitement he accidentally gave the pilot an “All is well” signal, his diary was found with his body.

Microbiologist, Raul Cano, revived yeast that had been trapped…

Microbiologist, Raul Cano, revived yeast that had been trapped in amber for 25 million years. He then co-founded a brewery that uses a 45 million-year-old species of yeast to brew beer.

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Princess Diana, on live TV, shook the hand of an AIDS patient…

Princess Diana, on live TV, shook the hand of an AIDS patient without wearing gloves, challenging the belief that AIDS could be passed via casual contact. The act was seen as a huge moment for those suffering from the disease.

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The man who plays the alien in the movie Alien was a 2.08m…

The man who plays the alien in the movie Alien was a 2.08m (6’10”) Nigerian named Bolaji Bandejo, and the filmmakers came across him in a bar by pure chance. While on set, a special swing had to be constructed so Bolaji could sit because the Xenomorph’s tail got in the way.

J.R.R. Tolkien initially fell in love with his future wife at 16…

J.R.R. Tolkien initially fell in love with his future wife at 16 years old. His guardian, a Catholic priest, ordered him to not have any contact until he was 21. He obeyed and finally met her under a railroad viaduct, and she broke up her engagement, converted to Catholicism, and married Tolkien.

When Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a Soviet sniper, was being promoted…

When Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a Soviet sniper, was being promoted for 257 confirmed kills against the invading Germans, her acceptance speech was simply “I’ll get more”.

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When Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a Soviet sniper, was being promoted…

When Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a Soviet sniper, was being promoted for 257 confirmed kills against the invading Germans, her acceptance speech was simply “I’ll get more”.

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