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There is a bed called the Cuddle Mattress that it is divided into layers of foam for your arm to slip though.
There's a species of orchid that looks like a monkey's face.
In 1992, an Australian gambling syndicate purchased the majority of combinations in a Virginia lottery. They won, turning their $5m investment into $27m winnings.
Drunken Poker Name Change
In 2009, a drunk New Zealander lost a poker bet and had his name changed to "Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova". He found out that it was accepted 5 years later after receiving a confirmation letter.
The Chief Translator for the European Parliament can speak 32 different languages fluently.
Microsoft vs. MikeRoweSoft.com
Microsoft once sued a student named Mike Rowe for registering the domain 'MikeRoweSoft.com'.
Before clocks, there were candle clocks that when burned, indicated the passage of periods of time. To set an alarm, you pushed a nail into the desired point and the nail would fall and clank on the metal holder.
"Stud Poker" got its name when a drunk Civil War vet gambled a horse.