Casinos want to make sure players stay and gamble for hours on end. To ensure clients don't get sleepy, extra oxygen is released to help people stay awake and alert. You will never see clocks and windows in a casino so customers have no idea how long they have been there or if it's getting too late.
A former teacher who was convicted for sexually abusing her 12 year old student when she was 34 in the 1990s is now married to him, has 2 kids and hosts a weekly ‘Hot for Teacher’ night at her local bar. Their first was conceived when Vili was in seventh grade. Their second was concieved while Mary Kay had accepted a plea bargain with the stipulation that she have no further contact with Vili. She was born behind bars. Last year, they celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary.
Lady Gaga is used to winning music awards all the time, including 12 Guinness World Records. Some of the most notable ones are: Most Product Placement in a Video, Fastest-Selling Single on iTunes, Most Searched-For Female on the Internet, Largest Gathering of Lady Gaga Impersonators, and Fastest-Selling US Digital Album.
In the 1970s professional 10 pin bowlers made twice as much as NFL players. In the “golden era” of the 1960s and 70s, they made twice as much money as NFL stars, signed million dollar contracts, and were heralded as international celebrities. After each match, they’d be flanked by beautiful women who’d seen them bowl on television, or had read about them in Sports Illustrated.
Jackie Chan was set to be at one of the Twin Towers on September 11th to begin filming Nosebleed. In the movie Chan was supposed to play a window washer who foils a terrorist plot. The screenwriter, however, did not deliver the script on time for the actor.
Bill Murray improvised nearly all his lines in the movie ‘KINGPIN’ and really bowled three strikes in a row during the final round in Kingpin and the audience’s reaction was genuine. “Woody Harrelson, on the other hand, was a terrible bowler and according to the Farrelly brothers maybe got one or two strikes throughout the filming. “
Life in Puritan New England was so hard that children who were abducted by Native Americans often refused to come back
The Library of Congress is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. With over 162 million items, it's not surprising this is the largest library in the world.
In 1980 the Supreme Court awarded the Sioux tribe 106 million dollars as compensation for land that was taken from them. The Sioux refused to accept the payment, and the money remains in the US Treasury to this day, accruing interest. $106 million dollar figure was based on the land value of 1877: The Supreme Court awarded eight Sioux tribes $106 million in compensation—the 1877 value of $17.5 million, plus interest. The Sioux Nation has refused to accept the award, saying they want their land returned. The money is held in accounts at the Treasury Department, accruing interest. As of 2011, the accounts are estimated to be valued at over $1 billion.
NASA astronauts know the importance of voting during the elections. Astronauts simply send their vote through an encoded email to the county's clerk.
A 66-year-old hiker, who became lost on the Appalachian Trail, kept a journal documenting her 26-day ordeal before succumbing to lack of food and exposure. In one entry, she pleaded “When you find my body, please call my husband and daughter.” The last entry, dated on August 28 2013, reveals she survived for at least 26 days after she got lost while going off the trail to relieve herself. On one torn-out page, dated August 6, Largay wrote: “When you find my body, please call my husband George and my daughter Kerry. “It will be the greatest kindness for them to know that I am dead and where you found me – no matter how many years from now. “Please find it in your heart to mail the contents of this bag to one of them.”
The most common birthday in the United States is September 16th while the least popular is February 29th. Research is not sure if sexual activity is higher during the colder months or if it's because of too much Christmas and New Year's celebrations.
They may not all be vegan but a resident of Las Vegas is called a "Las Vegan." This city may boast many great things about living here. The least to brag about may be having the second highest rate of ragweed allergies in the country.
Chimpanzees fight wars like humans. Happend 1974-1978 in Gombe National Park. It is called the “Four Year War of Gombe”. Two parties fought, and one party won the war by extermination of the other. Jane Goodall observed this war and was frightend by the brutality.
Richie Ashburn hit a foul ball into the stands that struck spectator Alice Roth, breaking her nose. When play resumed Ashburn fouled off another ball that struck her while she was being carried off in a stretcher.
Monkeys care about the state of their teeth. Mother monkeys teach their young how to floss their teeth with hair.
Paul Newman made his own food brand just to let all the income go to charity. He also build a camp for seriously ill children. To this day, “Newman’s Own” has donated over 250 million dollars to thousands of charities around the world.
There’s an anime and manga in Japan called Saint Young Men, which is about Jesus and Buddha living as roommates in Tokyo while taking a vacation on Earth and attempting to understand Japanese society.
Dr. Farid Fata treated about 553 patients with various cancer treatments despite the fact they didn't have cancer. Fata received over $17 million from private insurance companies and Medicare. He was sentenced to 45 years, needing to serve at least 34 years in a minimum security prison.
Wall Street is located in Lower Manhattan in New York City and the hub of the financial market in the United States. The name comes from an actual 12-foot wall built by Dutch settlers in the 17th century to keep pirates and natives away.
UPS trucks receive about 15,000 parking tickets a month in New York City. It's not that the drivers don't know the city, there are just not enough spots to park. That means the company is shelling out approximately $18.7 million in parking violations. FedEx is not that far behind with $8.2 million.
Queen Victoria of England reigned as monarch for 63 years from 1837 till her death in 1901. Still, her reign didn't go without it's dangers. There were seven assassination attempts on her life.
You may not know this but U.S. President Lyndon Johnson was a pretty funny guy. The President would scare visitors by calling his staff while driving his car asking if the brakes were fixed. The men knew their lines, "Well, Mr. President, we couldn't get to it this week. We'll try to get to it next week." Johnson would scream while the passengers in the car sat terrified that they were going to drown when in reality the man was driving an amphicar.
The term blue blood refers to European royalty despite the fact that they possessed the same colour blood as the commoners. The Antarctic octopods actually has blue blood. Scientists believes this is because it allows the marine animal to withstand below freezing temperatures.
In 2006, CNN published a list of the "10 people who don't matter." Among their choice was Facebook's golden boy Mark Zuckerberg and Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings. The article went on to state that these were individuals you were "safe to snub at conferences."
Lonnie Bedwell became the first blind man to kayak down the Grand Canyon. The Navy veteran trekked down the 226-mile in the Colorado River.
Times Square is not for those that like big crowds. Approximately 300,000 pedestrians cross this famous intersection daily. That's on a slow day too, on busier days about 460,000 people are counted crossing.
Nikola Tesla was a genius in his own right as he was an inventor, physicist, and mechanical engineer. He came up with the idea of a mobile phone back in 1901. He also predicted the development of drone warfare. He believed his invention would be so destructive it would "tend to bring about and maintain permanent peace among nations."
Cartel leader Pablo Escobar made an estimated $420 million a week in revenue from his drug trade empire. The "king of cocaine," had so much money stacked in warehouses, barns, and underground that he had a monthly budget of $2,500 for rubber bands to keep the money bundled in stacks.
If you can't visit the Grand Canyon in person, simply go to Google to enjoy it. Yes, you can see the wonder of the millions of years old red rocks, rims, and Colorado River through Google maps.
Children always seem to see the positive in every situation despite the harsh and cruel realities of war. The city of Aleppo in Syria has makeshift pools made from bomb craters. The craters have collected water and made it the perfect spot for the children to play and swim in despite the war that has devastated the city.
Literaries of William Shakespeare's work have argued in the past that the man has alluded to drug use in his works. Last year, scientists found traces of cannabis in pipes discovered in the playwright's garden.
Liam Neeson may be a badass action hero today but the Irishman at one point wanted nothing to do with that genre. Neeson was even offered the coveted role of James Bond in 1994 but he turned it down.
The first President of the United States, George Washington never got to enjoy the comforts of living in the White House. The White House was built between 1792 and 1800, Washington served in office from April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797.
In 1987 Mike Hayes wrote to a columnist at the Chicago Tribune asking readers to donate one pennie to be used towards his education. "Many Pennies for Mike," figured he needed about $28,000 for four years of university. Not only did Hayes received pennies but he was also gifted in nickels from people all over the world. Hayes received $1,000 above what he asked which he planned to donate to another university student in need of tuition money.
Saudi Arabia considers atheists as dissidents and enemies of the state. Residents are allowed to be other religions beside Islam in the oil country but practising it publicly is actually illegal.