During the Middle Ages, left-handed writers were thought to be possessed by the Devil. They lived in danger of being accused of practicing witchcraft. Source 1, 2

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Steve Leech, a milkman, was doing his rounds when he saw a shop on fire. He used 320 pints of milk to put out the fire, saving seven other stores. He received the award for “Hero Milkman of the Millennium.”

An estimated 31% of India’s population is vegetarian, by far the highest rate in the world. India has more vegetarians than the rest of the world put together.

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In 2015, two Buddhists who bought £5,000 of live Crustacea and released them into the sea for good karma, were fined £15,000 for ‘untold damage’ to the environment by introducing non-native species.

Their ritual was performed in the belief that returning animals to the wild is good karma. But because the crustaceans were not native species, they threatened other marine life and government agencies had to spend thousands of pounds in an attempt to recapture the shellfish, offering fishermen a bounty to reel them in.

Riley Horner, an Illinois teenager, suffered a traumatic brain injury that makes her memory restart itself every two hours, and she wakes up thinking every day is June 11.

Hedwig Porschütz rescued Jews during the Holocaust was jailed in a concentration camp but was not honored as an “unsung heroine” in West Berlin because she had been a prostitute and at the time they did not consider helping Jews an act of resistance. She died poor; no known photos of her exist.

Photo: OTFW, Berlin

In 2016, Apple released software that would self-destruct iPhones if a repair was made on it by a third party not licensed by Apple, forcing customers to buy a new one. These practices were found illegal in countries with consumer laws such as Australia, forcing Apple to stop.

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Chocolate, sex and laughter are all key to a healthy brain.

Astronomers discovered a “zombie” star that went supernova in 1954 and then exploded again in 2014. Previously, it was believed stars only went supernova at the end of their lives. According to the study’s lead author, “This supernova breaks everything we thought we knew about how they work.”