Most people have heard of Koko, the gorilla who could speak about 1000 words in Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. When Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off.
This mynah bird has got people talking by becoming best pals with a dog. The pair are so inseparable their owner has built a perch so the bird can ride around on the dog's back. Owner Qiao Yu says the animals became best friends after being kept in the same room together at his home in Jinan, in northern China's Shandong Province. He says the dog starts barking if anyone tries to approach the mynah. The mynah returns the favour by catching fleas on the dog and combing its hair while it…
The 13 Craziest Things Ever Used As Medicine (In America)
Want to know what was in this amazing syrup? Well, one grain (65 mg) of morphine per fluid ounce, cannabis, heroin and powdered opium, which were the active ingredients to put your little one to sleep. It also had sodium carbonate, spirits foeniculi, and aqua ammonia in it, because....why not? Removed from the market in 1938 after 89 years of service!
The Lovers of Valdaro, locked in an eternal embrace, were believed to be no older than twenty years of age when death occurred. Tragically, their story is unknown. Ironically, they were found in the city of Mantua in Italy - the same city Shakespeare chose to set the story of Romeo & Juliet.
This light bulb has been working continuously for 110 years. It was made by a competitor to Thomas Edison named Adolphe Chailet and is located at Fire Station Number 6 in Livermore, CA. It has survived earthquakes, moves, and changes in voltage and still provides light. It hangs outside the fire station and lights a small area. Chailet designed lightbulbs to last indefinitely but for some reason people didn't like his bulb and he went out of business.
Wally Hanson, a retired Albany New York policeman, got an unexpected surprise. While visiting his dentist for a routine check up, a mysterious object was discovered in a tooth. “It’s weird as hell.” He said. ”It’s a tiny electronic implant of some sort. I have no idea how it got there. It wasn’t there when I had my teeth X-rayed a year ago.” His dentist, Dr. Fred Wallington said. “I've never seen anything like this. There is no opening anywhere near the implant. No scarring or filling."