When his father died of a heart attack, Ronald Mallett resolved to discover time travel to see him again. He went on to earn a PhD in physics and become a professor, and has been working on plans for a time machine ever since.
In 2001, an F3 tornado ravaged a small midwestern town. Many people were not warned because at the time, the community’s tornado siren was malfunctioning. The name of the town is Siren, Wisconsin.
The reason we have muscle cars from the 60’s was because NASCAR banned engines that were not in production models so Plymouth in order to keep their big Hemi engines in racing, put them in regular stock vehicles giving us the big horsepower in those 60’s hotrods.
Salvador Dali once conned Yoko Ono into paying $10,000 for a single blade of grass. Yoko had offered to pay that amount for one of his mustache hairs. He substituted the blade of grass because he thought that Yoko Ono was a witch and might use his hair in a spell.
Americans spend more time watching other people on television cook than they do cooking themselves.
William McKinley wore a red carnation on his suit for good luck. In 1901, he traveled to Buffalo for the Pan-American Exposition. As he was greeting the public, he gifted his flower to a girl in the crowd, saying “I must give this flower to another little flower.” Minutes later he was shot.
For his performance at a comedy club, Andy Kaufman once brought a sleeping bag onto the stage, curled into it, and spent his entire act napping before the audience.
Cincinnati Reds player Adam Dunn once hit a home run from Ohio to Kentucky. The ball left the stadium and bounced off of the street onto a piece of driftwood in the Ohio River, stopping in Kentucky.
In 2005, the London Underground started playing orchestral soundtracks in 65 tube stations as part of a scheme to deter anti-social behavior. As a result, a 33 percent decline in robberies, a 25 percent decline in staff verbal assaults, and a 37 percent decrease in vandalism was observed.
In 1976 scammers tricked the French government to invest hundreds of millions in developing “planes that could sniff oil”. The scammer obviously didn’t know how to develop such a plane. This lead to a political crisis called “Great Oil Sniffer Hoax ” in 1979.