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A father who lost his son in a road accident is filling in potholes himself.

Potholes around Mumbai are being filled in by a father who lost his son in a road accident. GRACKED COM Dadarao Bilhore took it upon himself to fill pot- holes to prevent more acci- dents, using sand, gravel, and cement gathered from building sites. Не has filled 600 potholes since 2015.

SCMP

Terry Bradshaw owes his career to one of the Duck Dynasty stars.

Terry Bradshaw got his start in college football after the starter left his senior season. CRACKED.COM The incumbent starter, Phil Robertson, decided to forgo his senior season in order to pursue other interests. Rob- ertson would go on to cre- ate the Duck Commander Company and later star on 'Duck Dynasty.'

College Football

The world’s most well-preserved mummy is from the Han Dynasty.

A 2,200 year old mummy was preserved in a mystery liquid scientists can't replicate. CRACKED.COM Lady Dais of the Han Dynasty was found over 2,000 years after her death and remains one of the world's most well-preserved mummies. She still had soft skin, internal or- gans, and blood in her veins when she was discovered.

Ancient Origins

Andrew Jackson took a saber to the face as a 13-year-old POW.

Andrew Jackson refused to shine a British officer's shoes when he was a POW. CRACKED.COM Future U.S. President and then teenage-POW An- drew Jackson took a saber to the face from the British officer after his refusal. Не then grew fond of the scar, calling it his own badge of freedom.

History

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A Torah will be unfit to use with a single error.

A single mistake in a Torah scroll makes it unusable. CRACKED.COM When writing a Torah scroll, an error of a single letter, ornamentation, or symbol of the 304,805 stylized letters that make up the Hebrew Torah text renders it unfit to use.

Geniza

Apple holds the “swipe-to-unlock” patent.

Apple argued that tapping a smartphone falls under their Slide-to-Unlock patent. CRACKED.COM In a case against Motoro- la, Apple argued that a tap is a zero-length swipe. The judge called these patent battles a ri- diculous abuse of intel- lectual property law.

The Guardian

The NJ Forest Fire Service can summon anyone to help.

It is a crime to refuse a summon from the NJ Forest Fire Service. - - A3 FOREST FIRE SERVICE CRACKED.COM The New Jersey Forest Fire Service can summon any person aged 18 to 50 in their jurisdiction to help fight a wildfire or for use of their property in assisting.

NJ Law

A passenger plane dropped to 4,000 feet to help search for a stranded boat.

In 2012, an Air Canada passenger flight took a detour to help find a stranded yacht. AIRCANADA ........... CRACKED.COM The plane dropped from 37,000 feet to 4,000 feet to search off the Australian coast. It took the passen- gers 25 minutes after the emergency beacon was ac- tivated to locate the yacht.

CNN

There is a type of torture in a completely white, soundproof room.

There is a type of psychological torture that includes extreme sensory deprivation and isolation. GRAGKED.COM 'White torture' involves putting the prisoner in a completely white, sound- proof room. This torture makes the detainee lose personal identity and can cause hallucinations.

CFR

The scientist who discovered the double helix structure of DNA was high on LSD at the time.

A Nobel winning scientist was high on LSD when he first deduced the structure of DNA. CRACKED.COM Francis Crick told a fellow scientist that he often used small doses of LSD then an experimental drug used in psychother- ару to boost his powers of thought.

Hallucinogens

The Red Scare in the ‘50s touched professional baseball.

The Cincinnati Reds changed their name to not be associated with communism. Reds CRACKED c COM From 1953 to 1958 the Cin- cinnati Reds officially changed their name to the Cincinnati Redlegs, saying that the name of the club had been Red Stockings and then Redlegs.

New London

The military uses floppy disks to run nuclear missile systems.

The US Military still uses 8-inch floppy disks on outdated IBM computers to run the nuclear missile systems. HD CRACKED.COM It's because they are in- credibly hard to hack. The computers are essentially air-gapped and the old IBM computers are reliable. They could run for another 40 years with spare parts.

NPR

A cameraman missed capturing the Hiroshima bombing by keeping the shutter closed.

A camera operator was meant to capture the bombing of Hiroshima, but messed up. GRACKED COM Bernard Waldman witnessed the bombing of Hiroshima, and had a special high-speed movie camera with 6 seconds of film to record the blast. Un- fortunately, he forgot to open the shutter at the critical mo- ment.

Seattle Times

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