The "Allen" wrench is a trademarked name currently owned by Apex Tools Group, LLC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex…
In 1980 a Titan II ICBM carrying a 9 megaton W-53 Nuclear Warhead exploded 50 miles away from Little Rock, because of a dropped wrench socket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
"crescent wrench" is a brand name, not the proper name of the tool. Much like Kleenex or Bandaid, they are often called crescent wrenches because of the ubiquitousness of the brand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adj…
Russel Harvard - the actor who plays the hitman Mr. Wrench in Fargo - is actually deaf, and helped the directors and costar Adam Goldberg coordinate the scenes involving ASL npr.org/2014/06/01/317945…
Allen and Crescent wrenches, as well as Channel Lock and Vice Grip pliers (hex key, adjustable wrench, water pump pliers, locking pliers) are brand names. common-motor.com/basic-to…
An engineer designed a 3 in-lb torque wrench that was emailed to an astronaut that became the first object designed on Earth to be manufactured in space. nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/detai…
Ted Williams' frozen head was kept on a tuna can until it was knocked off with a monkey wrench espn.com/boston/mlb/news/…
In 1980, a US Airman dropped a wrench socket, which fell 80 feet and pierced a Titan II missile, causing rocket fuel to leak and eventually explode, ejecting the nuclear warhead to the edge of the launch complex. encyclopediaofarkansas.ne…
A ratchet wrench was the first object designed and emailed to the International Space Station to be 3D printed nasa.gov/mission_pages/st…
During the time Jack Johnson (the first black world champion heavyweight boxer) was incarcerated in Leavenworth, he modified a wrench for tightening loosened fastening devices and received a patent for his improvements on April 18, 1922, known as US Patent 1,413,121. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Jack Johnson was not only the world's first African American world heavyweight boxing champion. He also has the patent for the adjustable wrench. pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Pag…
Male optopuses have a specialised arm called a Hectocotylus that acts like a penis; sometimes they *wrench it off and present it to the female* rather than connecting it with the female's mantle cavity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hec…
There's a list of every single MacGuyverism, including using an Uzi as a wrench. macgyver.wikia.com/wiki/L…
While in prison for violating Jim Crow laws, the first black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson designed, invented and patented a wrench which while not the first, made vast improvements on the original. ferris.edu/jimcrow/questi…
In 1980, an airman dropped a socket from a socket wrench on a Titan-II missile, resulting in the destruction of the missile and the launch complex en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
What I've been calling a monkey wrench for years is in fact a crescent wrench en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adj…
The adult deaf "son" of Daniel Plainview in 'There will be blood' is the same actor of 'Fargo' tv series, portraying Mr. wrench. imdb.com/name/nm2341751/?…
A live example of the Wrench Wench is Marilyn Monroe. She worked in the factory Radioplane during WWII where an army photographer noticed her. She sprayed parts with fire retardant and inspected parachutes. She notably worked on the OQ-2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A garbage disposal clog can be fixed in five seconds with a tiny allen wrench. youtube.com/watch?v=9voAC…
The first tank in WWI used carrier pigeons and crewmen communicated by hitting the engine with a wrench. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…

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