“Throughout a lot of the Roman Republic and Empire, generals would preserve several sacred chickens to seek the advice of whether or not to enter battle or not. They’d throw seed in entrance of the chickens, and in the event that they ate, it was battle. In the event that they did not eat, they’d abstain.”
“When Persian King Xerxes punished the ocean for ruining his bridge.”
“The con man who bought the Eiffel Tower twice and obtained away with it.”
“Throughout the Napoleonic wars, a French ship sank off the coast of Hartlepool, England. The one survivor was The Captain’s pet monkey, which he at all times wearing a French army uniform.”
“Historical Korea had particular recording officers, whose job was to document all the things. They have been thought of separate from the Authorities, so The Emperor on the time wasn’t allowed to offer them orders or inform them to not document one thing. After all, some emperors would attempt anyway.”
“Spanish hen farmer Juan Pujol Garcia tried to turn into a spy for the MI5, however they rejected him. He then utilized to turn into a spy for the Nazi SS, who accepted him. The SS gave him the order to begin a spy community in London, however as a substitute he arrange store in Lisbon. There, he began feeding the Nazi commanders a bunch of horseshit intel”.
“The Kettle Battle. It was the eighth October 1784, and the Dutch kingdom and the then Holy Roman Empire had a brief naval battle. The one casualty was a kettle full of soup that obtained hit by a cannonball from the one shot that was fired.”
“In 1945, the Individuals have been pushing by means of Germany. Commander Normal Eisenhower despatched Normal Patton a message, instructing him to not take the town of Trier as a result of it will require 4 divisions to grab the town. Patton despatched a message again saying ‘Have taken Trier with two divisions… what would you like me to do, give it again?'”
“President Jimmy Carter was attacked by a rabbit whereas paddling round in a rowboat. The president was minding his personal enterprise rowing round a small pond and fishing when a rabbit left the shore and swam intentionally in direction of the boat, apparently crazed.”
“Nobles of the Holy Roman Empire as soon as congregated to debate a dispute, however find yourself collapsing the wooden floor of a citadel resulting from their weight. 60 to 100 folks ended up drowning in a latrine cesspit beneath the ground.”
“Throughout the top of the Chilly Battle, someplace deep within the halls of the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, intelligence officers got here up with the thought to parachute hundreds of XL condoms labeled Medium onto the Soviets. The thought behind the operation was to undermine the morale of individuals residing within the USSR by implying that the boys of US have been… Superior.”
“Mary Toft convincing a load of medical doctors and clergymen – together with the private physician to the King of England – that she may give birth to rabbits.”
“Again when India was below British colonial rule, there was somewhat problem with cobras. The ‘apparent’ resolution was to place a bounty on them. The one drawback was that the worth for every cobra the British have been providing was higher than the price of breeding and elevating a cobra.”
“A 1631 publication of the Bible induced an uproar when it was found that one of many Ten Commandments had been misprinted to learn ‘Thou shalt commit adultery’.”
“Napoleon was as soon as compelled to flee from a military of rabbits.”
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