In 2014, an L.A. memorial tree dedicated to George Harrison was killed by an infestation of beetles.
In 1985, a man drowned at a pool party which was attended by 100 lifeguards. The party was a celebration of the fact that the first summer had passed without a drowning at the New Orleans municipal pool.
A guy sued the Guinness Book of World Records for damages after they have awarded him the record for “most lawsuits filed” at over 10,000 – They should have seen that coming.
Union General, John Sedgwick, was shot and killed moments after standing up in his trench and telling his men to stand because confederate soldiers couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.
Barry Manilow’s 1967 hit ‘I write the songs’ was written by Bruce Johnson.
No one knows who invented the fire hydrant because the building holding the patent was burned to the ground in 1836.
A statue of a homeless Jesus sleeping on a bench was installed in a part of Orlando in which homeless people are banned from sleeping on benches.
80,000 toy safety awareness lapel buttons were recalled in 1974 because they contained lead paint, the edges were too sharp and they were deemed a choking hazard.
John R. Morales, who played ‘McGruff The Crime Dog’ was imprisoned for 16 years after police found 1,000 pot plants and a grenade launcher at his house.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
Gary Kremen, the founder of Match.com lost his girlfriend to a man she met on Match.com.
Condoms given out in a Canadian University to promote safe sex had notes attached to them by staples and the staples punctured the condoms.