13 Bits Of Trivia That Hand-Whisked Our Brain Cells Into A Firm-Peaked Meringue

13 Bits Of Trivia That Hand-Whisked Our Brain Cells Into A Firm-Peaked Meringue

Ah, the stories of human ingenuity, courage, and resilience. You'll find some of those here... and way, way more stuff, including the extremely, amazingly weird.

From the Wright Brothers' first powered flight to Dr. Jochem Hoyer's generous act of living organ donation, these stories have inspired us to push the boundaries of what is possible and to strive for the betterment of humankind, and also made us wonder what kind of world we happen to be living in. And yet, there are also stories of failure, of missteps, and of tragic endings. This list is a collection of some of the most remarkable, inspiring, and sometimes heartbreaking stories from around the world, each one a reminder of the power of the human spirit, plus a bunch of really weird stuff we couldn't fit anywhere else. So, without further ado, let us begin our journey through time and space, exploring the depths of human achievement and failure, weirdness and ... er ... more weirdness, and learning any lessons the past may have.

Unit 684: Epic fail.

CRACKED SOUTH KOREA'S UNIT 684 FAILED SPECTACULARLY - SEVEN DEAD, INSTRUCTORS KILLED. ФЕ In 1968, South Korea set up a secret team called Unit 684 to try and take out North Korea's leader Kim II Sung. Unfortunately, it didn't go well - seven people died, and the rest of the team revolted, killing most of their instructors.


Wrong way, Ohio.

CRACKED OHIO GOT IT WRONG: WRIGHT BROTHERS' FIRST FLIGHT HAD THE BANNER ON THE BACK, NOT THE FRONT. Birthplace Ohio of Aviation OHIO Ohio tried to honor the Wright brothers' first powered flight with a special license plate, but they made a mistake and put the banner on the front of the plane instead of the back.


LFO: No More.

CRACKED 2/3RDS OF LFO HAVE SUCCUMBED TO CANCER. M LI Devin Lima, a member of the late-'90s boy band LFO, passed away from cancer in November 2018. This was after Rich Cronin, another member of the band, had died from leukemia in 2010, leaving only 1 member out of the 3 who didn't have cancer.

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