We all know Texas is filled to the brim with weird characters, but one man took his love of danger a step too far. In 2015, a 28-year-old was killed by an alligator “almost immediately” after being warned not to swim in the water. His last words? “Fuck that alligator.” London has always been known as a city of vice, and from 1757 until 1795 there was no better way to find out where to get your hands dirty than Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies. This annual directory detailed everything from prostitutes' specialties to the size of their breasts. It sold like hotcakes every single year. Last but not least, we have a story about Martha Gellhorn - third wife of Ernest Hemingway and bad ass war correspondent extraordinaire. She was actually the only woman on Omaha beach during D-Day; she stowed away on a hospital ship so she could be among the thousands of men landing that day.
Three nuns went hard on a missile silo as an anti war protest.
POWs used “Shave and a Haircut” to prove they were American.
Nearly 40% of Steam games registered are never played.
Large cuts of meat can stay at the same temperature for hours while being smoked.
A Chinese-American officer shouted orders in Mandarin to confuse the enemy in Korea.
Bill Nye got his break into the entertainment industry by winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest in 1978.
Texas residents were sent to jail in 1999 because of the uncorroborated word of one racist cop.
Angelina Jolie frightened the child cast on Maleficent, minus her own kid.
October in 1871 was a great time for fires.
By wearing fake trunks, horses could be disguised as baby elephants during battle.
Nearly half of Russian soldier deaths are from suicide.
King Henry ate so many eels that he died.
Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gold and silver was recovered underneath the World Trade Center.
All the chainmail for The Lord of the Rings was made by hand.
Guinness avoided employing Catholics until the 1960s.
Sears defrauded the inventor of a ratchet they sold.
Don’t disturb fawns even if you can’t see their mother.
A single woman stowed away to land on Normandy.
A directory of London prostitutes was published annually from 1757 to 1795.
A Texas man mocked, and was immediately gobbled up by, an alligator.