20 Studly Facts That Really Popped Our Collars
Raised in silence, abandoned by their parents, and dead by age four-- these were the results of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II's tumultuous experiment in child-rearing. In an attempt to determine if there was a “natural” language imparted by God, the emperor raised infants without any interaction whatsoever. Though his experiments proved unsuccessful (all the children died), his actions have continued to mystify people throughout history. In Japan, it's not uncommon for elderly people to go to prison on purpose. With housing prices and public assistance insufficient for many retirees' needs, some older Japanese citizens are committing small crimes so they can live in prison for free. And with an increasing number of people aged more than 65 now making up more than a quarter of the prison population, this trend doesn't seem like it will be slowing down anytime soon. You might think you know everything there is about Disney World-- but did you know that the corporation has its own government? That's right! The Reedy Creek Improvement District is a special district created by Florida legislature specifically for Disney World which allows them control over sewage, roads, building permits, and many other facets of municipal control in the area… including issuing themselves liquor licenses!