In 1989, the Buffalo Sabres goalie had his neck sliced by another players skate, severing his carotid artery, resulting in so much blood loss that it caused eleven fans to faint, two more to have heart attacks, and three players to vomit on the ice. His life was saved by the team trainer. espn.com/nhl/news/story?iโ€ฆ
A Harvard research showed that having no friends is as deadly as smoking. Researchers have discovered a link between loneliness and the levels of blood-protein which can cause heart attacks and strokes newsweek.com/study-shows-โ€ฆ
African surgeons are often advised to treat hippo bites as a crushing injury rather than a penetration wound, due to the severity of damage to bones and internal organs. A majority of hippo attack survivors are left with a disability. Amputations are very common. academic.oup.com/omcr/artโ€ฆ
CIA revealed a "heart attack" gun in 1975. A battery operated gun which fired a dart of frozen water & shellfish toxin. Once inside the body it would melt leaving only a small red mark on the victim where it entered. The official cause of death would always be a heart attack. historycollection.com/conโ€ฆ
Within 24 Hours of The Pearl Harbor Attack, Japan Successfully Invaded the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), Much of New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Guam, and Other Strategic Areas All Over the Western Pacific. britannica.com/topic/Paciโ€ฆ
Daylight Savings Time has been shown to increase the rate of heart attacks (AMIโ€™s) by 24% the morning of the time change. Scientists think this is due to the change in our sleep cycle. Conversely, when the time switches back, the study showed a 21% decrease in AMIโ€™s that day. openheart.bmj.com/contentโ€ฆ
The National Park Service has officially advised against sacrificing slower friends in a bear attack, โ€˜even if the friendship has run its courseโ€™ theguardian.com/environmeโ€ฆ
In during WW2, an American bomber -*ye olde pub*- was nearly shot down. A German fighter gave chase and once in range, he noticed the dead and injured crew and the terror in the pilots face. He didnโ€™t attack and escorted the plane. Both pilots survived the war and finally met in 1990 jalopnik.com/why-a-germanโ€ฆ
Gayla Peevey, the singer of "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" was given an actual hippopotamus. The hippo "Matilda" lived for 47 year before dying of a heart attack while being transported to Disney World's Animal Kingdom in 1998. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayโ€ฆ
A Roman legion would march onto an enemy completely silent until close enough to attack. At that point, the entire army would utter a battle cry to frighten their enemy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romโ€ฆ
Cats wag their tails for almost the exact opposite reasons for why dogs wag their tails. Cats do it when threatened, or when ready to attack, while Dogs do it when excited. spca.org/Document.Doc?id=โ€ฆ
The USS Arizona, sunk during the Pearl Harbor attack, had the guns of her number 2 turret salvaged. They were straightened, relined, and installed on the USS Nevada during a refit of that ship, and were later fired at the Japanese at Iwo Jima and Okinawa en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USSโ€ฆ
A sufferer of Truman Show delusion (a condition in which a person believes their live is a staged reality show) traveled all the way to New York City to check whether the World Trade Center had fallen, believing the 9/11 attacks to be an elaborate plot twist in his personal storyline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theโ€ฆ
The iconic podium used by the President of the United States is nicknamed "The Blue Goose" and is actually bulletproof, doubling as a shield in the event of a attempted attack. inproduction.net/news/meeโ€ฆ
Llamas that spend too much time around humans are prone to BERSERK LLAMA SYNDROME. Such llamas believe that humans are fellow llamas, and sneak up behind them to attack. taylorllamas.com/BMS.html
In 1988, Meredith Maran announced to her family that her father molested her when she was a child. In 1996, she realized it was "false memories" and he was actually innocent. He had a heart attack and got Alzheimer's before she reconciled with him for his last few years. theguardian.com/lifeandstโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Heart Attack Grill, a hospital-themed restaurant in Tempe AZ, where "patients" over 350 pounds eat for free and the waitstaff are dressed as sexy nurses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaโ€ฆ
There's a legend of a ghost called Suppon no yurei that is essentially a vengeful spirit of softshell turtles that attacks humans who eat too many of them. yokai.com/supponnoyuurei/
Today I learned about Operation Whitecoat, a medical research program by the U.S. Army that allowed conscientious objectors to the Vietnam War to be infected with bacteria that were considered likely choices for a biological attack to test antibiotics. It ended, along with the draft, in 1973. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opeโ€ฆ
Ma Anand Sheela only served 39 months out of a 20 year sentence despite the played a lead role in a biohazard attack on The Dalles, Oregon in 1984 which left 751 infected followed by a failed assassination attempt on a United States Attorney in 1985 bionity.com/en/encyclopedโ€ฆ
In the mid-1990s, a man in Montana was able to build fully armed Cobra attack helicopters out of supposedly demilitarized military surplus parts. He then used them to hunt coyotes. olive-drab.com/od_surplusโ€ฆ
Jason Padgett was hit in the head after a violent attack in 2002, this attack in turn made him acquire Savant Syndrome, which gave his extremely good math skills and a different view in the world, with water looking like flowing lines as opposed to the smoothness most of us see. bbc.com/future/article/20โ€ฆ
In 1975, Sean Connery co-wrote a script for a Bond film called "Warhead". It features Spectre, from a secret base in the Statue of Liberty, launching an attack on NYC. Robotic hammerhead sharks, armed with nuclear weapons, are sent into the cityโ€™s sewers to wreak destruction as they explode oneroomwithaview.com/2015โ€ฆ
The letters in US military aircraft names follow a set nomenclature (A-Attack, B-Bomber, C-Cargo, F-Fighter, X-Experimental, etc). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196โ€ฆ
Electric eels are not actually eels, can jump out of the water to attack prey, make nests out of saliva, and are air breathers. nationalzoo.si.edu/animalโ€ฆ
Over the course of 19 minutes, about one hundred bullets caused $15 million dollars in damage to our power grid, damaging components that take months to manufacture: 2013โ€™s Metcalf sniper attack near San Jose, California en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metโ€ฆ
The assistant US secretary of defense in 1955 proposed that all citizens "have their blood type tattooed on their bodies in anticipation of a military attack." eportfolios.macaulay.cunyโ€ฆ
The โ€œDeath Zoneโ€ is what climbers call the highest part of Mount Everest (everything above 26,247ft). Due to its lack of oxygen, the body literally begins to die, cell by cell. This can result in health risks like impaired judgement, heart attack or stroke, and altitude sickness. businessinsider.com/mountโ€ฆ
During the American Revolution at the Siege of Boston โ€”as winter approachedโ€” the Americans were so short on gunpowder that soldiers were given spears to fight with in the event of a British attack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sieโ€ฆ
Despite leading the Confederate attack that started the American Civil War, P. G. T. Beauregard later became an advocate for black civil rights and suffrage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese doomsday cult responsible for the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack, produced a musical anime recruitment video about their leader in the 80โ€™s. youtu.be/yO_ewrEc820
Today I learned of the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack Dalles, Oregon, where over 700 people were poisoned with Salmonella so they could not vote in a local election. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198โ€ฆ
Turkeys will attack or attempt to dominate humans they view as subordinate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turโ€ฆ
The reason your tongue feels weird after eating pineapples is because they eat/attack your tongue, cheeks and lips delish.com/food-news/a434โ€ฆ
In 2017, more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks newsweek.com/selfies-deadโ€ฆ
An 80 year old woman landed a twin engine Cessna after her husband had a heart attack at the controls. With the help of the tower and a shadow aircraft, she landed successfully. She only had limited flight experience. youtube.com/watch?v=rVAqiโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Alfred Liskow, a German soldier and Communist who on the eve of Operation Barbarossa deserted the German army to warn the Soviet Union of the impending attack. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfโ€ฆ
The My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War ended only after Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson, an Army helicopter pilot on a reconnaissance mission, landed his aircraft between the soldiers and the retreating villagers and threatened to open fire if they continued their attacks. history.com/topics/vietnaโ€ฆ
The nile crocodile and similar species, unlike other animals known to be "man-eaters", are one of the few predators that see humans as actual reliable food and it will attack to predate unprovoked or when they see the opportunity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manโ€ฆ
The original script of Jaws had Hooper die in the underwater โ€˜shark cage attackโ€™ scene. A real Great White Shark attacked an empty cage during off-site filming. The footage was so stunning; Spielberg decided to incorporate it in the movie, essentially saving Hooper from his original fate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jawโ€ฆ
A wave of Jew-burning swept through Western Europe in the beginning of the Black Death (1348-50). Localities with those pogroms were: 6 times more likely to attack jews, had 1.5 times more votes for the nazi party and reported more jews than other localities almost 600 years later. nber.org/system/files/worโ€ฆ
A guide dog named Roselle led a group of people including her blind owner down 78 flights of stairs before the North Tower collapsed on 9/11. She only stopped to give kisses to a woman who was having a panic attack. money.cnn.com/galleries/2โ€ฆ
The United States had a plan to bomb Japan from China endorsed by President Roosevelt over a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack would have been led by Claire Chennault, and only didnโ€™t occur because there werenโ€™t any Chinese bases close enough to reach the Japanese archipelago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claโ€ฆ
2 hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the USS Ward identified and destroyed a Japanese mini-sub attempting to pass through the anti-submarine nets at Pearl Harbor. These were the first American shots fired during WW2, and removed America's neutrality in the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USSโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Air Ramming, a last-ditch tactic pilots used primarily in both World Wars when they ran out of ammunition, to try and make the other aircraft lose control. It was not considered "suicidal" like Kamikaze attacks, but was still extremely dangerous. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the 'attack of the dead men' when Russian soldiers poisoned by German combat gases, attacked Germans stationed at Osowiec stronghold, effectively causing them to panic at the sight of 'dead men coughing blood' attacking, and causing them to flee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attโ€ฆ
Three U.S. sailors survived 16 days trapped in the hull of the USS West Virginia following the attack on Pearl Harbor. seattletimes.com/nation-wโ€ฆ
The vast majority of the American service members killed at Pearl Harbor were junior enlisted men. The officers of the Navy all lived in houses and the junior people were the ones on the boats, so pretty much all of the people who died in the direct line of the attack were very junior people. uso.org/stories/1732-9-thโ€ฆ
Of Braddock's Road. Originally built by George Washington and his Virginia militia from Alexandria, VA to Pittsburgh, PA to support Braddock's ill fated attack on the French, was later to become the National Road, the first federal road in the United States. blogs.loc.gov/law/2020/01โ€ฆ
Following the Japanese attack on Pearl harbour, the United Kingdom declared war on Japan nine hours before the the United States, partially due to Winston Churchill's promise to declare war "within the hour" of a Japanese attack on the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attโ€ฆ

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