May 19, 2022

Random Thursday

Today we have sort of a potpourri theme with the bizarre history and politic facts from True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t by Shane Carley! So what we learn today should be interesting!

(image borrowed from Smithsonian Institution)

Supposedly, the Smithsonian Archives have a jar containing a rubber mold of John Dillinger's p**is. The origins are unknown, but Dillinger was believed to possess a large p**is, a legend that has surpassed his death. The "synthetic polymer" is believed to be someone's idea of a joke.

That's just weird. Sorry for the censorship, it just felt weird typing that here. Lol.

(image borrowed from Biography)

The Wright Brothers took flight into the air in 1903 and it would be 66 years later that we'd land on the moon!

(image borrowed from Wikipedia)

In 1868 Horatio Seymour was forced to be the democratic party in the election that year. He had made it clear many times that he had no interest in running for president but he was unanimously drafted that year. To his delight, he lost to Ulysses S. Grant.

Wow. To think they had to force a running mate!

(image borrowed from Wikipedia)

Did you know we almost had a president named Wendell Willkie? He ran against FDR in 1940, despite being a big supporter of FDR's policies.

(image borrowed from CNN)

Did you know in the early 2000s, Zimbabwe suffered from hyperinflation so intensely that 100 trillion dollar bills were commonplace? The bills are now defunct, but apparently collectors can find them online.

Wow. It almost sounds like something Dr. Evil would ask for!

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