• Talkeetna is a small but fun town in Alaska with just 876 inhabitants. It is an unincorporated area it is not governed by it's own local municipal corporation. Therefore, the Community Council decided to give the position of mayor to a cat named 'Stubbs'. He has been the honorary mayor since 1997! That's over 15 years of being in power!
  • All 11 members of a football team were killed in Congo by a bolt of lightning in October, 1998.
    The two sides were drawing 1-1 in the match in eastern Kasai Province of Democratic Republic of Congo when the lightning struck the visiting team.
    The athletes from the home team, 'Basanga' curiously came out of this catastrophe unscathed.
  • The national animal of Scotland is a 'Unicorn' inspite of not being even a real animal.
  • Products made by Apple don't have a direct OFF switch because Steve Jobs was afraid of death. Once something is OFF, you are gone.
  • The Karosta Prison in Liepaja, Latvia is a prison hotel. One gets to sleep in a prison room and eat prison food after one signs an agreement; and follows rules and the staff's orders to be insulted and be treated like a prisoner during one's stay.
    Once a person signs the contract and disobeys their staff's orders, one is forced to do physical exercise or do the cleaning work.
  • A greek immigrant, Archie Karas living in Los Angeles had the best winning streak in Las Vegas history best known as "The Run". With only $50 in his pockets, he made $17 million while playing on a combination of poker and pool.
    Eventually, he turned to high stakes poker and on his way, he beat some of the best poker players in the world thus amassing over $40 million.
    Sadly, he ended up losing all that money in a period of just 3 weeks in gambling only.
  • The man with the longest beard in the world (4.5 feet) tripped over it, broke his neck and died.
  • More than 100 Chicago waiters were arrested in 1918 amid accusations that restaurant workers were plotting to slip "Mickey Finn" drugs into the food and drink of bad tippers.
  • In the entire state of Ohio in 1895, there were only two cars on the road and the drivers of those two cars crashed into each other.
  • In California, there are more required hours of training to become a barber than to become a police officer.