One proposal to get rid of Castro was to spread rumors that he was the Antichrist, then fake the second coming; a US submarine would project an image of Jesus on some clouds near Havana while firing star-shells. A loudspeaker would be the voice of Jesus, urging them to renounce communism.
Because they had banned nuclear power, New Zealand refused to let US warships dock in their waters. This led to a ban on NZ ships at U.S. defense and coast guard bases around the world, and being considered “a friend, but not an ally” for 26 years.
Hillary Clinton wrote a letter to NASA asking how she could become an astronaut. They responded by telling her girls could not become astronauts. She then decided to pursue politics to help break gender barriers.
Republicans are nearly three times as likely to suffer from nightmares as their left-wing counterparts.
Space travel gives astronauts a feeling of being completely engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness. Edgar Mitchell described what it’s like to stand on the moon and look at the Earth: “You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.’ ”
Wikipedia had to ban IP’s from Congress to stop them from changing each other’s entries.
In 1967 Israel attacked a US navy research ship killing 34 of its crew.
The term “Third World Country” does not mean poor, it refers to a country which was not aligned with either America/First World or Soviet/Second World during the Cold War.
Aides from the Clinton administration removed all “W” keys from the keyboards in the White House before George W. Bush took over.
The estimated costs for the 2012 political campaigns (6 or 7 billion) is almost 3 times the cost of sending the Rover Curiosity to Mars (2.5 billion).