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1Oldest pair of socks

The oldest known surviving pair of socks (300-500 A.D.) were intended to be worn with sandals.

Categories: People

2George Hotz

George Hotz, then 17 years old, was the first to unlock a first generation iPhone and sold the iPhone for a Nissan 350z and 3 locked iPhones.

Categories: People

3Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell's jumpy reactions to the jack-in-the-box's in "Elf" were genuine, as director Jon Favreau was controlling them remotely offstage.

Categories: Actors, Movies

4Hot dog stand

A hot dog stand in the center of the Pentagon was rumored to be the target of a Soviet missile strike during the Cold War because the Soviets reportedly thought it was the Pentagon’s most top secret meeting room, and the entire Pentagon was a large fortress built around the hot dog stand.

Categories: Food, Places

5Titan Arum

The Titan Arum, nicknamed the "Corpse Flower", is both one of the largest and odorous plants in the world. Reaching up to 3 meters high, it smells similar to a decomposing animal. Specific stenches released include Limburger cheese, rotting fish, sweaty socks, and mothballs.

Categories: Plants

6Robert Landsburg

Robert Landsburg, while filming Mount St. Helens volcano eruption in 1980 realized he could not survive it, so he rewound the film back into its case, put his camera in his backpack, and then lay on top of the back to protect the film for future researchers.

Categories: Badass

7Ice Cream Ships

During World War 2, the Japanese were struggling and failing, to produce enough of anything. But, they still felt they had a chance to win if they could just get a single large victory. One commander remarked that he lost faith in this when he discovered that the US had 2 specially designed “Ice Cream Ships.” These were boats that were formally designed to make concrete on the move and use that for building ports and airstrips in the Pacific. We made too many, however, so the US Brass decided to convert two of them to make ice cream to be served to US troops fighting in the pacific where they had few tastes of home. The Japanese naval officer was aghast that we had so many products that we could afford to waste money, fuel, food, and sailors on ships that had no purpose (or armaments) aside from giving our soldiers a luxury like ice cream, in the tropics, during a war that he, until then, thought his side was winning. According to his recollections, his men were short of food, clothing, boots, ammunition, fuel, ships, guns, aircraft, training, and everything but the US had so much we could waste it on ice cream. Add to the fact that these ships were chosen because the giant concrete mixers came on each ship in sets of three allowing the GIs and sailors to choose between Vanilla, Chocolate, and whatever fruit was available (often frozen strawberries) was another nail in the coffin of his opinion.

Categories: Countries, Food, War

8Times Square

NYE revelers in Times Square are often locked into place for up to 12 hours and cannot move, so many of them wear adult diapers and the kids just go on the street.

Categories: People, Places

9Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Ben, from Ben & Jerry's ice cream, has no sense of smell and gets his "food enjoyment" from the texture. This is why the brand puts chunky ingredients in their icecream.

Categories: Food, People

10Alexis Texas

One of the originally pitched names for Hannah Montana was Alexis Texas.

Categories: Actors, Television

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