In 1995 a surgeon performed an operation on a airplane using a coat hanger sterilized in brandy.
In 1896 two trains in Texas were deliberately crashed head-on in a publicity stunt, a spectacle attracting more than 40,000 people and resulting in 3 deaths and numerous injuries from flying debris and carnage. Everyone thought it was quite awesome, regardless.
In 1918 the U.S. developed and successfully flew a legitimate unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), making it one of the first.
Prisoners in 48/50 US states are denied the right to vote (voting is not a fundamental right in the USA).
A man named Harold Hering was dismissed from the United States Air Force for posing the question, “How can I know that an order I receive to launch my missiles came from a sane president?” in response to instructions for dealing with an order for nuclear war.
Buckfast Tonic Wine (15% ABV) contains the caffeine equivalent of six cups of coffee and, among other things, accounted for 5,638 crimes in three years in a small region of Scotland.
Harrison Ford had given up on acting to become a carpenter. George Lucas discovered him for the role of Han Solo while Ford was installing his cabinets.
You can injure your brain in such a way that you only want gourmet food.
Freddie Mercury painted all of his cats on one of his coats, phoned them for hours while touring, and dedicated an album to them.