After the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the yakuza sent hundreds of trucks filled with food, water, blankets, and sanitary accessories to aid the people in the affected areas of the natural disaster.
27. Meth is so common in North Korea that suited elites in Pyongyang restaurants offer each other a “nose” after dinner, the middle classes take it as a cold cure or remedy for back pain, and the poor take it to ease the emptiness in their stomach.
28. When an aggressive schizophrenic man became so violent that formal psychological testing couldn't be done, doctors performed a CT scan, discovering a brain tumor. They surgically removed it, and he was schizophrenia-free two weeks later.
29. An 11-year-old boy was suspended for a year for possession of a "marijuana leaf" that tested negative for marijuana three times.
30. In the 18th century, John Harrison claimed that he could build a clock to keep time to within a second over 100 days; it triggered widespread ridicule at his time. The clock had been built to his exact specifications in 2015; it was declared the "most accurate mechanical clock"
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32. A McDonald's Caesar Salad has more calories, fat, and salt than a Double Big Mac burger
33. As the third man (Pete Conrad) in history stepped onto the moon he said "Whoopee! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that's a long one for me"
34. There's a version of "The Tortoise and the Hare" where everyone dies in a forest fire because the tortoise, having won the race and therefore seen as the fastest, is given the job of warning everyone.
35. After Michael Jackson's hair was accidentally set on fire during the shooting of a Pepsi commercial in 1983 he chose not to sue but instead asked Pepsi to fund the creation of a burn center.