Strange But True

It was Serbian electrical genius Nikola Tesla who made the following sage observation: “One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.”

You may be surprised to learn that in 1980, the mayor of Detroit gave the key to the city to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

If you’re planning a trip to Minnesota anytime soon, you might want to stop in the town of Pipestone to see its claim to roadside-attraction fame: a 30-foot-long peace pipe.

If you think postage rates are getting high now, consider this: To send mail by Pony Express originally cost $5 per ounce – and that was when a dollar was worth a whole lot more than it is today.

The World Health Organization does not include cockroaches on its list of insects hazardous to human health.

It was in 2006 at a Christian youth conference in Atlanta that the world’s largest recorded pillow fight took place, with some 10,000 teenagers taking part in the festivities.

American author Ken Kesey is best known for his novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” which is set in a veterans’ hospital. He got the inspiration for the novel from work he did with patients while working the night shift at Menlo Park Veterans Hospital – a job from which he was later fired.

If you’re ever vacationing in Denmark’s capital city, you might want to keep in mind this unusual statute: It is against the law in Copenhagen for an unmarried couple wearing bathing suits to kiss on the beach.

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