Posts Tagged ‘Impressive’

Unsinkable Sam

{ Article added: 01/21/2013 }
Unsinkable Sam was the nickname given to a ship's cat who served on board three vessels in World War II and survived the sinking of each ship. He was originally part of the German battleship Bismarck which was sunk ...Read More »

Chung Ling Soo

{ Article added: 01/21/2013 }
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Categories : Historical, People
Chung Ling Soo was a stage magician who performed in Europe in the early 20th century who was in fact an American man named William Ellsworth Robinson who created the persona of a Chinese man. To add to the ...Read More »

Canadian caper

{ Article added: 09/14/2010 }
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Categories : Government, Historical
The Canadian caper is the nickname for the rescue of six Americans who had been able to avoid capture during the Iran Hostage Crisis. The diplomats were not caught during the initial invasion of the United States Embassy in ...Read More »

Major Oak

{ Article added: 09/14/2010 }
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Categories : Science & Nature
The Major Oak is a very large, old oak tree located in Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, England, which in folklore was a location used by Robin Hood and his band of outlaws. The tree is estimated to be between ...Read More »

June 1962 Alcatraz escape

{ Article added: 01/04/2010 }
On June 11, 1962, three men escaped from Alcatraz prison in San Francisco, taking a makeshift raft into the waters of San Francisco Bay and disappearing. Along with a fourth man who was unable to participate because he could ...Read More »

Yale’s “We Suck” prank

{ Article added: 12/13/2009 }
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Categories : Sports
Each year, a college football rivalry game between Yale University and Harvard University takes place. For the game in 2004, approximately twenty Yale students disguised themselves as the fictitious "Harvard Pep Squad" and handed out signs to Harvard fans. ...Read More »

Manfred von Richthofen

{ Article added: 11/07/2009 }
Manfred von Richthofen was a famous flying ace in World War I who is more commonly known as the "Red Baron". He was the most successful fighter pilot in the German Army Air Service and was credited with 80 ...Read More »