The US had to abandon construction of a border fort in New York State after realising that they’d accidentally built it on the Canadian side of the border. It was promptly nicknamed “Fort Blunder”.
The Russian Orthodox Church regularly blesses Russian Military Hardware, but has decided that it is inappropriate to bless weapons of mass destruction.
3 teenagers from a small island in the pacific went missing at sea for 50 days after a drunken midnight trip to an island 200km away in pursuit of a girl.
Early American money was inscribed with the phrase “To Counterfeit is death”.
The YMCA gave Dr Naismith 2 weeks to invent what would become basketball in 1891 in order to have an indoor “athletic distraction” to keep rowdy youth busy in the cold New England winter months.
A man named Walter Arnold was the first ever to receive a speeding ticket, traveling at 8mph; 6mph over the posted speed limit.
From 1897 until 1996 the federal government had a board of tea testers whose job was to make sure that imported tea was good enough to be sold in the US.
During a concert in Ireland, Dave Mustaine (of Megadeth) drunkenly dedicated a song to “the cause” and yelled “give Ireland back to the Irish!”. A riot then broke out between the Catholics and Protestants and Megadeath had to travel in a bulletproof bus.
Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe owned roughly one percent of all the money in Denmark, wore a nose made of gold after losing his own in a duel and had a pet moose that he sent out to attend parties in his place until it one night got so drunk that it fell down a flight of stairs and broke its neck.
Black garlic is simply garlic that has been left to ferment at high heat. It’s loaded with nearly twice as many antioxidants as standard raw garlic and contains a naturally occurring compound called s-allylcysteine, a contributing component in cancer prevention, & lowers bad cholesterol.