In the 1930s, farmers in New Zealand had an unusual problem: when they put their trousers out to dry, they had a tendency to explode.
A popular herbicide- sodium chlorate – would cause anything on which it had been spilled to explode when even a small amount of heat was applied.
In 1949 farmers blew up 1000 Acres of Wetlands in an attempt to kill 1000s of crows. The crows moved their Roost Prior to detonation, killing none.
Jimmy Carter’s family were all farmers for 350 years and no member of his father’s family had ever finished high school. Carter’s childhood dream was “to go to the Naval Academy, get a college education, and serve in the U.S. Navy”.
Some farmers in Bangladesh have switched to raising ducks instead of chickens, because during catastrophic floods, ducks float.
Farmer who studied law himself for 16 years to sue a chemical firm for polluting his land won the first round.
Farmers in Botswana have started painting eyes on their cows bottoms to stop lions from attacking them.
In 1943, a Mexican farmer named Dionisio Pulido had a volcano start to form in his corn field. By the early 50s it was over 400 meters tall. Before being evacuated and leaving his home for the last time, he left a sign that read “This volcano is owned and operated by Dionisio Pulido.”
10,000 Iowan farmers built 380 miles of road (entire width of the state) in one hour on a Saturday morning in 1910.
A sheep farmer who has a farm next to the highway near Bathgate, Scotland, has been dying his sheep with non-toxic dye since 2007 to entertain passing motorists.
A 61-Year old potato farmer won a 544 Ultramarathon because he continued to run whilst the other competitors slept.