Category Archives: Outrageous Facts

Would You Pour Hydrochloric Acid On Someone You Dislike? That’s What Happened To Black Protesters In 1964 At A St. Augustine Motel

Hydrochloric acid

53 years ago, black and white protesters arrived at a motel in the city of St. Augustine, Florida. The reason for their arrival was that earlier, Martin Luther King and his colleagues, in the struggle for the rights of blacks,

This Doctor Claimed He Had Found “Evidence” For Black People’s Diseases Like “Drapetomania” That Caused Slaves To Escape Their Owners

drapetomania

Did you know there was a doctor whose hobby was to invent diseases for black slaves? Dr. Samuel A. Cartwright was born in 1793 and completed his medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His breakthrough in the field of

In 18th-century Europe, They Used To Blow Tobacco Air Up The A*ses Of Drowning People To Save Their Life. Strangely, It Didn’t Work

tobacco smoke enema

Have you ever heard about medical treatments that involved  tobacco smoke enema? Apparently, it was a real hoot back in the day. In fact, it was a widespread method used to try to help people in near-drowning situations throughout Europe.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard Stabbed Her Mom To Death After Being Forced To Pretend To Be Mentally Retarded All Her Life

Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Gipsy Rose Blanchard was a young girl who was struggling with mental retardation – due to which she had a mental capacity of a 7-year-old – and also suffered from a series of diseases: muscular dystrophy, leukemia, and asthma. She

In U.S. Jails You Can Win Your Freedom By Surviving The Rock’s 4-Month-Long Boot Camp Program

Boot camp

We all make mistakes, right? Sure, some of us make small ones, others end up with medium-sized ones, and then there are those who really go off the rails. Seriously hurting someone, taking  a life, committing theft – these are

Michael Malloy Had 5 “Friends.” They Took Out An Insurance Policy On His Life And Here’s How The Amazing Legend Was Born

Michael Malloy

Michael Malloy was an alcoholic and homeless person, but he was not lonely. Mike had five “friends,” who in the early 1930s signed him up for three different life insurance policies. One of them, Tony Marino, owned a speakeasy and gave Malloy

How Much Does Beverly Hills 90H2O (Luxury Bottled Water) Cost?

Beverly Hills 90H2O

Have you ever been to a restaurant and ordered a bottle of water and were surprised by how expensive it was? Apparently, it was not that expensive. Beverly Hills 90H2O is the world’s most expensive water bottle, believe it or not!

Trouble Waking Up In The Morning? The “High Voltage Ejector Bed” Is Here To Help

Colin Furze Ejector bed

You probably know the old saying, “the early bird catches the worm.” After all, how could you not, when it’s the motto of parents around the world who are struggling to get their children to get up for school in

This College Drop-Out Became Math Genius After Mugging

Jason Padgett

In 2002, Jason Padgett, then a 31-year-old salesman, went for a night out in his neighborhood pub. After leaving the pub, two robbers came up to him from behind and assaulted him. The robbers struck him in the head over

In Toraja, Indonesia, Corpses Are Dug Out And Cleaned During A Bizarre Ceremony. Tourists Are Flocking There, By The Way

toraja manene ritual

Have you heard of Toraja, a province in South Sulawesi, Indonesia? If you have, you probably know that the place  has a love for death. Being a corpse in Toraja does not mean resting in the grave – quite the