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Old 11-29-2017, 05:28 AM
 
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Frank Hayes (1888-1923)
He was a jockey who suffered a fatal heart attack in the midst of a steeplechase at Belmont Park.
His body remained in the saddle as he crossed the finish line. His friends ran up to congratulate him and realized they were talking to a corpse. He is the only jockey to win a race after death.




Russians And Germans Form Truce To Hunt Wolves Together During WWI.

During the winter of 1916-17, the Russian and German units were fighting in the Kaunas and Vilnius region of Lithuania and the Minsk region of Belarus. Starving packs of wolves had gathered there in huge numbers and began attacking the troops.
The soldiers used all possible ways to withstand the animal attacks, grenades, poison, and machine guns, but the hungry wolves kept attacking. The Russian and German troops had to form a temporary ceasefire agreement to fight off the beasts and work side by side to eliminate the threat of the wolves.




The word "deadline" first appeared during the American Civil War. It was a physical line or boundary in prison camps where prisoners were shot if they crossed it.



In 1969, musician Jim Sullivan made an album titled "UFO" with lyrics about spaceships and alien abductions. Six years later his car was found abandoned in the desert and he was never seen again.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:23 AM
 
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In 1960 a female cow was killed by a falling chunk of U.S. satellite in Cuba. Another cow was paraded through the streets wearing a sign that read, " Eisenhower, you murdered my sister."



In February 1997, a cargo ship called the Tokio Express lost its cargo after hitting a huge wave. Part of the cargo was a container containing 4.8 million pieces of Lego. Twenty years later pieces of Lego are still washing up on UK beaches during storms.




Psycho was the first film in the United States to depict a toilet flushing.




The tea bag was invented accidentally in 1908 when New York merchant Thomas Sullivan sent out tea samples in silk bags and customers put them directly in their teapots.



Clement Vallandigham
He was a lawyer, who in 1871, while trying to demonstrate how the victim might have accidentally shot himself, accidentally shot himself in the stomach and died. He won the case. His client would be shot and killed in a saloon 4 years later.
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:40 AM
 
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In 1853, New York chef George Crum invented the potato chip after one of his patrons complained that his French fried potatoes were too soggy.




Henry Ford was the only American mentioned in Hitler's autobiography Mein Kampf.




The Radium Girls
They painted the radium numbers on watches and are still glowing in their coffins

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/06/...their-coffins/





Before he started KFC, Colonel Sanders was a lawyer and once assaulted his own client in court.
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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A Catholic priest named Casimir Zeglen invented the bulletproof vest in 1893 after the assassination of Chicago mayor Carter Harrison.



The stethoscope was invented because a French doctor felt uncomfortable placing his face on a young woman's chest.




Julia Pastrana (1834-1860)
Famous bearded lady

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Pastrana





The Nazis' were the first to launch an anti-smoking campaign.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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Sergei Krikalev was a Russian cosmonaut, a veteran of six space flights and he ranks third in the world for the most time spent in space. (803 days)

What makes Krikalev unique is that he is the only space traveler to blast off from a nation which no longer existed when he landed, and land in a nation which did not exist when he took off.

Krialev was shot into space in May of 1991 from the Soviet Union. During his 5000 plus orbits of the earth and 313 days in the space station, the Soviet Union collapsed. In March of 1992 he returned to earth, landing as planned in Kazakhstan, which now was an independent nation not affiliated with the Russian federation which had replaced the USSR the previous December.
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:08 PM
 
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Sergei Krikalev was a Russian cosmonaut, a veteran of six space flights and he ranks third in the world for the most time spent in space. (803 days)

What makes Krikalev unique is that he is the only space traveler to blast off from a nation which no longer existed when he landed, and land in a nation which did not exist when he took off.

Krialev was shot into space in May of 1991 from the Soviet Union. During his 5000 plus orbits of the earth and 313 days in the space station, the Soviet Union collapsed. In March of 1992 he returned to earth, landing as planned in Kazakhstan, which now was an independent nation not affiliated with the Russian federation which had replaced the USSR the previous December.
I wonder what he thought about after hearing the new while he was up there ?
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:19 PM
 
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I wonder what he thought about after hearing the new while he was up there ?
The length of his stay was determined by the events. He was originally scheduled to return in July 1991 after two months in space. The instability of the USSR at the time caused the mission which was to bring replacements, and ferry him home, to be canceled, as was the one after that. His two month mission wound up lasting ten months.

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Old 11-30-2017, 03:49 PM
 
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Can you imagine the anxiety state of someone in such a unique and perilous situation? Stranded in space, alone and wondering if and when he would return to earth.
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:20 PM
 
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Can you imagine the anxiety state of someone in such a unique and perilous situation? Stranded in space, alone and wondering if and when he would return to earth.

Like that Twilight Zone episode where Richard Basehart crash lands on another planet and receives transmissions from Earth that there is a nuclear war going on.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:02 AM
 
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One day in 1946, Percy Spencer, an engineer with the Raytheon Manufacturing Company, was working on improving the power level of the magnetron tubes used in radar sets. He was testing one of his magnetrons when he stuck his hand in his pocket and noticed that a peanut cluster bar that he kept to feed the squirrels at lunch hour had melted into a gooey mess.
He became curious, so he put an egg underneath the tube and it exploded in his face. The next day he brought in some corn kernels, had them popped with the magnetron, and shared the popcorn with the entire office. The microwave oven was born.




The first Tasmanian railway was a 5-mile railroad built in 1836 and had cars pushed over wooden rails by convict labor. The fare was one shilling.





Li Ching Yuen
Claimed to be over 200 years old.
Doesn't look a day over 170

https://world.parhlo.com/256-years-o...secrets-world/
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