Posts Tagged ‘Impressive’

Larry Walters

{ Article added: 11/06/2009 }
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Categories : Crime, People
Larry Walters, better known as "Lawnchair Larry", was a man who gained attention in 1982 when he piloted a homemade aircraft built around a chair to 15,000 feet in California airspace. His aircraft was named Inspiration I and used ...Read More »

Loudest band in the world

{ Article added: 08/09/2009 }
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Categories : Music
Since the late 1970s, some controversy has existed in the music world due to the multiple claimants of the title for the "loudest band in the world". Some bands base this on live performances, while others point to decibel ...Read More »

Marree Man

{ Article added: 07/04/2009 }
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Categories : The Unexplained
The Marree Man is the largest known geoglyph (drawing or design made in the ground) in the world and is located in South Australia. It appears to depict an indigenous Australian man holding a throwing stick and was discovered ...Read More »

Don Gorske

{ Article added: 06/27/2009 }
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Don Gorske, the so-called "Mac Daddy", is an enthusiast of the Big Mac hamburger from McDonald's. Since 1972, Gorske has eaten over 23,000 of the sandwiches and has averaged around two per day in recent years. He keeps ...Read More »

Operation Mincemeat

{ Article added: 06/09/2009 }
Operation Mincemeat was a deception project undertaken by the British in World War II to fool the Germans into anticipating an invasion in an area other than the true target. The operation used a corpse -- disguised as a ...Read More »

Ice block expedition of 1959

{ Article added: 06/01/2009 }
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Categories : Experiments
In 1958, a radio station in Luxembourg issued a challenge: transport three tons of ice to the Equator without the use of refrigeration and be rewarded with a monetary prize for each kilogram that arrived intact. The next year, ...Read More »

John Clem

{ Article added: 06/01/2009 }
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Categories : Civil War, People
John Clem, the "Drummer Boy of Chickamauga", was a drummer boy for the Union during the Civil War who became the youngest non-commissioned officer in the history of the Army and eventually rose to the rank of general in the ...Read More »