A prehistoric Scythian tomb in Siberia contained the oldest surviving carpet in the world.
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Put 70 people in a room and there’s a 99.9% chance that two of them share a birthday. Why?
Temulji Bhicaji Nariman was a knight, a dean, a plague doctor, a sheriff, a grandmaster, and his marriage lasted longer than almost any other in recorded history.
In early Christian tradition, the power of saints’ relics could be transferred from object to object by a simple touch.
The Muhammad Ali vs. Rocky Marciano boxing match was screened in theatres across Europe and North America in 1970. In American theatres, Marciano won. In European theatres, Ali did.
Myrtle Corbin was born with four legs.
Some gardens grow only the plants mentioned in either the Bible or the works of Shakespeare.
On March 31, 1913, a concert performance in Vienna ended with a riot and a famous slap.
The Asterix comics are notorious for obscure puns, but the most obscure may be the one used in Asterix and Cleopatra.
John I the Posthumous was the King of France for five days, from the time he was born until the time he died.
How do you test Moon landers, or lunar excavation and construction processes? Get some fake moon dust, of course.
The first camel in Australia shot its owner, the English explorer John Horrocks.
In 1989 the residents of Sōbetsu, Japan, formalised rules for competitive snowball fighting. Thirty-one world championships have since been played in the town.
The oldest living rose bush has been growing on the side of Hildesheim Cathedral for several hundred years.