We are in the final stages of this human life cycle, as a species. Our time is done, and the sun has set on humanity. But not before we've experienced some truly remarkable things. Like the fact that the second most-often quoted line from Star Trek: The Next Generation is “Resistance is futile”. Or that one of the most-often cited sayings in English is “No shit, Sherlock”, or that a hundred thousand people enjoy this list of interesting facts about our lives. Or that some of the most popular songs of all time are written by an Austrian man named Arnold Schönberg (or as he's known to his friends and family: Arnold Schoenberg). Or that there's a pretty famous novel by a writer called William Faulkner (or as he's known to his friends and family: William Faulkner). Or that a lot of people believe that there's no such thing as gravity (or as they call it: the Force).
We don’t need to chug 8 glasses of water a day.
Garth Brooks was censored on country radio stations in the ‘90s.
Wyatt Earp held many jobs before his death at age 80.
There is a list of scientists all named Steve who support evolution.
A supervolcano near Naples hasn’t erupted since 1538, and it’s due.
The trope of a coroner eating while around cadavers may be rooted in fact.
In the 1840s, anesthesia was considered a needless luxury.
New construction in England cannot obstruct natural daylight for some residences.
Eagles with tracking chips ran up roaming charges for scientists.
A small Venetian island is supposedly the most haunted in the world.
The US President didn’t congratulate Black athlete Jesse Owens after winning Olympic Gold.
A comic book artist kept drawing Power Girl’s boobs bigger until someone noticed.
Kissing under the mistletoe used to be mandatory.
A man in solitary confinement kept sane by doing math problems for 8 years.
An episode of “TaleSpin” was banned for involving terrorists.