Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

September 15, 2016 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Interesting

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.

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In the 1970s professional 10 pin bowlers made twice as much as NFL players (article)

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. 



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. “



President Roosevelt collapsed while being painted. He never regained consciousness before dying. The unfinished painting captures his last waking moment




Life in Puritan New England was so hard that children who were abducted by Native Americans often refused to come back




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.




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.” (article)

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.”




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. (article)



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




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.