This natural phenomenon is simply amazing: about once a year a veritable wall of sea foam, sometimes reaching heights up to 9 feet, smashes on to shore. In order for this freaky event to occur certain factors need to be present: it's created by wind and waves churning up organic matter in the ocean. Decaying algae offshore are also often a major contributor.
An apocryphal story explains it this way when Augustus Caesar claimed control of the Roman Empire. He wanted August (the month named after him) to have as many days as July (month named after his predecessor Julius Caesar). From that point on, August had 31 days, after he eliminated two days from February, leaving it with 28 days.
Lavoisier, also known as The Father of Modern Chemistry, was guillotined on May 8, 1794 (during the Reign of Terror) in Paris, at the age of 50, along with his 27 co-defendants. Although widely circulated as being true (doubtful) Lavoisier apparently requested a 15 day stay of execution in order to finish his research.
Scientific studies reveal that lefties have a lower life expectancy than right-handed people. This discrepancy is due to the fact that our society is geared towards right-handed individuals. For example, lefties are victims of more work-related accidents than their counterparts as most machinery is designed for right-handed workers.
An unorthodox funeral tradition exists in certain regions of China and Taiwan. Strippers are hired to cavort near the gravesite in order to guarantee a full house at the ceremony. Apparently the number of attendees is directly proportionate to the respect given to the deceased.