A woman named Juliane Koepcke was the sole survivor of the 1971 LANSA Flight 508 plane crash. She fell 3,000 meters (10,000 ft) while strapped to her seat after her plane was struck by lightning. Other passengers survived this way too, but they landed in the Amazon rainforest and Koepcke was the only one rescued…
Fun Fact: How Muslims in Spain Made Chess Popular
Chess becoming popular in Europe was due largely in part of the Muslim Moors who once ruled the Iberian Peninsula. Eventually the game made its way to other royal courts of Europe.
Fun Fact: Not President But in Charge of Golf
George Bush Sr.’s father Prescott Bush was an avid golfer and even became the head of the USGA for a short time.
Fun Fact: The Surprising Thing About Navajo Jewelry Making
While jewelry making seems to be more of a feminine trait, in Navajo culture, men were primarily the makers of jewelry while women made blankets.
Things I Like: Carol Willick (Friends)
Carol Willick was a decent minor character on the sitcom Friends. She was Ross’ ex-wife who left him for a woman. And their lives are tied together forever as she was pregnant right before the divorce. Despite that rough time during pregnancy, they did co-parent really well. I will say that it was kind of…