Category: funny

Germans celebrate Father’s day by having men pulling…

Germans celebrate Father’s day by having men pulling wagons filled with beer into parks and drinking until they pass out.

Mark Spitz, nine-time Olympic champion, jokingly told the…

Mark Spitz, nine-time Olympic champion, jokingly told the Russian swim team coach in 1972 that his mustache increased his swimming speed by deflecting water away from his mouth. The next year, every Russian swimmer was sporting one. (source)

Indian army reportedly spent six months watching “Chinese…

Indian army reportedly spent six months watching “Chinese spy drones” violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus. (source)

In 1989, billionaire Richard Branson released a hot air balloon…

In 1989, billionaire Richard Branson released a hot air balloon shaped like a UFO and hired a midget dressed as E.T. to scare people when it landed. (source)

NASA ground controllers were once shocked to hear a female voice…

NASA ground controllers were once shocked to hear a female voice from the space station, apparently interacting with them, which had an all-male crew. They had been pranked by an astronaut who used a recording of his wife.

In 2016, a wanted man thought his mugshot made him look terrible…

In 2016, a wanted man thought his mugshot made him look terrible so he sent police a selfie and asked them to replace it.

Cassowary meat is so tough that people were told to cook it with…

Cassowary meat is so tough that people were told to cook it with a stone in the pot. “When the stone is ready to eat, so is the Cassowary.”

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Almon Brown Strowger noticed he was losing business because a…

Almon Brown Strowger noticed he was losing business because a competitor’s wife, who was a telephone operator, would redirect calls for Strowger to her husband’s business. Strowger later invented the automatic telephone exchange which eliminated the need for operators.

There was a research paper which claimed that people who jump…

There was a research paper which claimed that people who jump out of an airplane with an empty backpack have the same chances of surviving as those who jump with a parachute. It only stated that the plane was grounded in the second part of the paper.

The whole purpose was to point out the flaws in randomized controlled trials and to set an example for journalists who rush to report sensational news without a thorough research.

Man locks his head in a cage in an attempt to quit smoking. Wife…

Man locks his head in a cage in an attempt to quit smoking. Wife has the key and only opens it for meals.