Russian President Boris Yeltsin’s first words to the U.S. President upon meeting in 1995 were, “Do you think O.J. did it?”
At the age of 41, Jack LaLanne swam from Alcatraz to shore handcuffed. He repeated the feat at 60, this time towing a 1000 pound boat while shackled.
A man in Charlotte, North Carolina spent $1,200 to convert his diesel car to run on vegetable oil. He was fined $1,000 by the state for not paying gasoline taxes, and told he would need to post a $2,500 bond before using the oil.
110-year-old Reg Dean’s family attributed his long life to someone in India before WW1 who gave him a muddy elixir and told him “drink this and you’ll live til at least 100”.
An entire village in Spain bought tickets in a national lottery. When they won, each villager received at least 100K$, except one man who didn’t buy a ticket.
In 2015, Spanish workers destroyed a 6,000-year-old Neolithic tomb, mistaking it for a broken picnic table. They replaced it with a ‘better’ picnic table.
After WWII some Jews faced fines for not having paid rent on their homes while they were incarcerated in concentration camps.
The US Embassy in Moscow caught fire in 1977. Sensitive information was stolen by several firefighters who were also KGB agents.
The sandwich was supposedly invented by the Earl of Sandwich, who was so addicted to gambling that he refused to leave the table for meals, and demanded something he could eat with one hand. It caught on amongst other players, who ordered “the same as sandwich” – thus, “the sandwich”.
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