Category Archives: Outrageous Facts

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

In 1998, A Couple Was Mysteriously Stranded In The Ocean After A Dive Boat Left Them Behind

Tom Eileen Lonergan

In 1998, a young couple who set out on a diving expedition in Australia’s Coral Sea was mistakenly stranded. The boat that led the group to the dive site left before the couple returned from the water. Neither the crew nor

A Vending Machine For Luxury Cars? They Exist, Believe It Or Not

Vending machine

Singapore is one of those countries that has an astonishing economy and forward-thinking residents. It is famous for its transition from a rural, agricultural and fishing nation to an economic global superpower. It should come as no surprise, then, that

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.