Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for August 01, 2014
Human fat was sold by European executioners in the middle ages as a health remedy for many ailments, from toothaches to arthritis, and was available at pharmacies as late as the 17th century. Bud Grant, former coach of the Minnesota Vikings, is the only person to have played professionally in both the NBA and NFL, for the Minneapolis Lakers and the Philadelphia Eagles. How much!? The first transatlantic telephone service, between New York and London, started in 1927 and cost $25 a minute, equivalent to $350 a minute today.