Nikola Tesla once “shook the poop out” of a constipated Mark Twain with an experiment. One famous legend surrounding the eccentric Tesla was that he had an earthquake machine in his Manhattan […]
Thomas Edison electrocuted an elephant in 1903 to prove Tesla’s AC current was dangerous. source
Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you. source
The most expensive coffee in the world is made from elephant dung, and it’s called Black Ivory coffee. It costs $50 per cup, with coffee beans going for $1,000 for 1.1 pounds […]
According to legend, Ethiopian shepherds first realized the profound caffeinating effects of coffee when they noticed their goats started “dancing” after eating coffee berries. source
When Doctor Who’s Matt Smith uttered the line, “Bow ties are cool,” bow tie sales shot up 94% within one month. source
The Cotard Delusion is a rare psychiatric disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that he or she is dead, does not exist, is putrefying or has lost their blood […]
The average office desk is home to 20,000 germs per square inch. It harbors 400 times more germs than the toilet, which gets cleaned and disinfected regularly. source
The Drake equation is a probabilistic argument used to estimate the number of active, communicative Extraterrestrial life civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy. Designed by Frank Drake, he estimated between 1,000 and […]
The rise in popularity of LEGO bricks can be attributed to the amount of imagination a child can use to build something with the bricks. The bricks are so versatile that the […]
The word Yupik describes a family of five languages, spoken by residents of Siberia and Western Alaska. Each one of those languages is similar, but different—if two people from a different region […]
On the edge of the Caspian Sea in southern Russia is a small village called Archib. With a population of only 1,200, it’s the last remaining spot in the world where Archi […]
Niue, a self-governed island in the South Pacific, issued currency with Pokemon characters on the legal tender coins.
Penguins can jump as high as six feet in the air.
The Capuchin Crypt in Rome consists of five chapels and a corridor 60 meters long—and it is decorated with the bones of 4,000 deceased monks. The coffee drink cappuccino takes its name […]