In 2017, a man in Texas purchased a working Sherman tank and parked it outside his house. After sending a β€œsternly worded letter” and realizing that they couldn’t tow the vehicle, the local HOA began issuing parking tickets on the tank. The owner left it there for two more weeks out of spite. texasmonthly.com/the-dail…
In 2007 a man in a wheelchair was hit by an 18 wheeler. The handles were ensnared within the grill of the truck and he was pushed at over 60 mph for several miles on the highway. Amazingly, he escaped without injury. thestar.com/news/2007/06/…
Mercy dogs were trained during World War I to comfort mortally wounded soldiers as they died in no man's land en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
A man named George Raveling holds Martin Luther King, Jr.'s manuscript for the "I Have A Dream" speech. Raveling volunteered as a security guard at the event and asked for the document. King gave it to him, and Raveling, now 83, still has it today. He's turned down $3 million for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was a dirt poor Scottish kid who immigrated to the U.S. where he became the richest man in the world. He gave away $350 million, nearly 90 percent of the fortune he accumulated through the railroad and steel industries. history.com/news/andrew-c…
A man was attacked for having a beard in 1830, then imprisoned for defending himself. He died in 1873, by which time beards were fashionable. His tombstone reads, "Persecuted for wearing the beard." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
A man named GΓΆran Kropp from Sweden rode his bicycle to Nepal, climbed Mount Everest alone without Sherpas or bottled oxygen, then cycled back to Sweden again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C…
In 1990, a man named Iben Browning predicted a massive earthquake would hit New Madrid, Missouri on December 3rd. The prediction sparked a panic. Schools in 5 states closed, and over 200 media outlets sent reporters to the area. Browning had no seismology expertise, and nothing happened. stltoday.com/news/local/h…
Tolkien wrote yearly letters to his children as if they were from Father Christmas. They started off as simple Happy Christmas letters but grew more complex including a polar bear sidekick, the man on the moon, goblins, snow-elves, pictures, and he even developed an Arktik language. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In the 20th century, the phrase "He never married" was a euphemism used by British obituary writers to imply that the deceased man in question was homosexual. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
In 1935, in a newly built Sydney aquarium, a tiger shark vomited a human arm that belonged to a man that went missing recently, which sparked a murder mystery when it was discovered the arm was severed with a knife instead of being bitten off. news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
Today I learned of Nyarri Morgan, an Australian aboriginal man who had no contact with the Western world until he witnessed - with no context - an atomic test and its resulting effects abc.net.au/news/2016-10-0…
Stan Lee, the co-creator of comic book characters including Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil and the X-Men which have populated a film series that has grossed more than $11bn worldwide, was a victim of elder abuse by his business manager Keya Morgan. abc.net.au/news/2019-05-1…
Today I learned of Duncan Hamilton, a racing driver who was disqualified from Le Mans in 1953 due to a technicality. He went to a bar and got drunk, but was told he had been reinstated in the race shortly after. During the race he drank brandy on pitstops, hit a bird at 130mph that broke his nose, and then won. motorsportmagazine.com/ar…
In 2017 a Toronto man pledged to eat a photo of Jason Segel every day until Jason Segel ate a picture of him. During one attempt, he choked on the photo and almost died news.avclub.com/guy-eatin…
Henry Cavendish, noted for his discovery of hydrogen, was a "notoriously shy man". He communicated with his female servants only by notes. By one account, Cavendish had a back staircase added to his house to avoid encountering his housekeeper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Only one man in history has ever turned down the Nobel Peace Prize: Vietnamese revolutionary, diplomat and politician, Le Duc Tho. For his role as Vietnam’s chief negotiator in the Paris Peace Accords, in 1973 he was jointly awarded the prize alongside his American counterpart, Henry Kissinger. chaohanoi.com/2021/01/04/…
Evel Knievel, perhaps the best known daredevil, ruined his career when he attacked a man with a baseball bat due an unflattering book. The victim was knocked unconscious and needed major surgery to repair his arm.Evel only served 6 months in jail but lost all his endorsements and contracts. bizarrela.com/2016/03/eve…
The Lewis & Clark expedition only suffered one casualty. Dysentery, snake bites, a dislocated shoulder, venereal disease and Lewis being shot in the buttocks after being mistaken for an elk all threatened the group's well-being, but the only man to die did so as a result of a burst appendix. history.com/news/10-littl…
In the β€œThe Wizard Of Oz” movie, the Tin Man cried chocolate syrup instead of actual machine oil as the oil didn’t show up well on film today.com/popculture/wiza…
In 1749 a stage show was advertised a where a man would squeeze his body into a wine bottle. It was a bet between the Duke of Portland and the Earl of Chesterfield that they could advertise something impossible and get fools to pay for it. The sold out theatre rioted when no performer showed up. hoaxes.org/archive/permal…
Today I learned about Drayton Daugherty, a doctor who cured a dying man by pretending to undo a voodoo hex in a last ditch effort after modern medicine didn't work. The man believed he was cured and lived for ten more years. thehealthcareblog.com/blo…
In 1996, a man broke into a radio station in New Zealand held the staff hostage and made them play Kermit's Rainbow Connection non stop. nzherald.co.nz/sport/jere…
During the U.S. Civil War, Andrew Carnegie was drafted for the Army; however, rather than serve, he paid another man $850 to report for duty in his place, a common practice at the time. history.com/topics/19th-c…
On the night that MTV launched, the opening sequence for the network featured footage of the Apollo 11 launch, simply because it was public domain and free to use. It was that opening sequence that connected MTVs image with astronauts, including the Video Music Award β€œmoon man” trophy. mtv.com/news/2924701/vma-…
Jackie Chan sang "I'll Make a Man Out of You" for the Mandarin AND Cantonese versions of Mulan (1998) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%2…
Baileys was invented in 1973 by a South African man, David Gluckman, working for a London marketing agency designing drinks for an Irish company. The name was inspired by a local restaurant, Baileys Bistro. irishtimes.com/culture/bo…
The other man in the balcony with Lincoln the night he was assassinated was so consumed with guilt over not having prevented it that he slowly went mad and eventually stabbed his wife to death and tried to kill his children before he was committed to a mental asylum for the rest of his life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
When Eli Wallach, who played "The Ugly" in "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," arrived in Madrid to shoot the movie, all hotels were full. He ended up having to sleep in the same bed as Clint Eastwood and later often bragged that he was the only man who ever slept with Clint Eastwood. listerious.com/facts-abou…
When Stan Lee first introduced Spider-Man the publisher turned him down. Stan Lee didn't give up and snuck Spider-Man in to the last issue of the shuttered series Amazing Fantasy which went on to become a success. time.com/4117869/stan-lee…
Today I learned of a Taiwanese man, who was the #2 in charge of Taiwan's nuclear program from 1984 to 1988. Turned out to be a CIA agent that thwarted Taiwan’s plans. He has since defected to the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The widowed wife of Lee Harvey Oswald (the man who shot JFK), Marina Oswald Porter, is still alive and living in Texas. She still believes that he was innocent of the assassination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Actor Dan Richter, the lead man-ape in "2001: A Space Odyssey", had the status of a β€œlegal” drug addict in England, and injected a doctor-prescribed combination of heroin and cocaine up to 7 times daily. When he needed additional stimulation, he always had state-supplied crystal meth on hand history.com/news/making-2…
There was a man eating Leopard who killed over 150 people in British India in the early 20th century. The leopard reportedly killed a victim once every 2–3 days, each time in a different area to the last, with the killings sometimes taking place 20–30 miles apart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
A man once received a heart transplant from a suicide victim, married the donor's widow, then killed himself four years later in the same manner as the donor. nbcnews.com/id/wbna239848…
Snow globes were accidentally invented by a medical tool repair man. He was trying to make a brighter light bulb for operating rooms, so he tried using a water filled glass with reflective particles to do this. The effect looked like snow to him which is how he got the idea for snow globes. goworldtravel.com/snow-gl…
Buzz Aldrin was the first man to urinate on the moon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buz…
Japan's reputation for longevity among its citizens is a point of controversy: In 2010, one man, believed to be 111, was found to have died some 30 years before; his body was discovered mummified in his bed. Investigators found at least 234,354 other Japanese centenarians were "missing." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
The Joker character in Batman myth was based on a character in 'The Man Who Laughs', a 1928 movie about a man who is disfigured with a permanent grin. The movie is based on Victor Hugo's 1869 novel of the same name, meaning that the Joker's origins are 150 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1915 a man by the excellent of name Cecil Chubb went to an auction to buy some furniture for his wife. He came back as the owner of Stonehenge for Β£6600. According to local legend, his wife would’ve rather had the furniture. history.com/news/the-man-…
A Chinese man lost his ability to speak after faking muteness for 12 years. newsweek.com/china-vocal-…
In 1928 the third richest man in the world disappeared from his private airplane midflight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
An Indian man developed a low cost sanitary pad for rural women because they were so expensive. The purpose of his feat was to prevent his wife from using dirty rags. His name is Arunachalam Muruganantham and Bollywood made a movie called "Padman" inspired by his story. youtu.be/zkQL7UJYDIY
A Texas man nearly died after being bitten by a rattlesnake that he decapitated with a shovel. The snake's head bit down on his hand, 10 minutes after being removed from its body, after he reached down to move it with a stick. rd.com/article/the-snakes…
The lyricist for the theme song of the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon (Spider-Man! Spider-Man! Does whatever a spider can!) won three Academy Awards for Best Original Song and was nominated sixteen times for the award. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
The Michelin Man is white is because rubber tires are naturally white. It wasn't until 1912 that companies started mixing carbon chemicals with the rubber to make black tires. This process is not an aesthetic change, but a structural one, making the tires stronger and durable. guide.michelin.com/us/en/…
In Kentucky it's illegal to marry the same man 4 times lawteacher.net/crazy-law-…
In correspondence chess there is a concept known as the "Dead Man's Defense", where a player spends as much time as possible playing out a lost position in hopes that the opposing player simply dies or loses interest, thereby winning the game. iccfwebfiles.blob.core.wi…
Today I learned about PayPal accidentally crediting $93 quadrillion to a man's PayPal account, which is an amount 1000 times the planet's entire GDP newsfeed.time.com/2013/07…
Today I learned of Martin Pistorius, a man who fell into a coma at age twelve. He was trapped in his body for 12 years. When he showed signs of recovery, his mum quit her job and worked with him for two years, teaching him to speak with a computer. He went on to get a degree, learn to drive, and get married. npr.org/sections/health-s…

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