- The doctor that proposed medical professionals should wash their hands before handling patients was so mocked by his peers that he suffered from a nervous breakdown. He was committed to a mental institution, dying from a septic wound that was not treated properly.
- In 2005, MySpace was in talks to buy Facebook, but rejected Mark Zuckerberg’s asking price of $75 million as too expensive.
- in 1945, Dwight D. Einsenhower predicted that people would try to dispel the holocaust as a falsehood, and ordered innumerable pictures to be taken of the Nazi crimes to hinder any such attempts
- the stop sign has a unique eight-sided shape so that drivers facing the back of the sign know that oncoming drivers have a stop sign.
- on one occasion, J.S. Bach was in Dresden at the same time as a French organist named Louis Marchand. There was to be a competition between the two men to see who was better at improvisation. Marchand heard Bach practicing the day before the competition and left town.
A woman came into the ER with a fish bone caught in her throat.
An orderly put her into a wheelchair, and wheeled her off toward an examination room. They came to the top of a ramp, the orderly stumbled, and accidentally let go.
The lady accelerates down the ramp, hits the doorjamb at the bottom, and goes sprawling. As a result, she coughed up the fish bone.
The orderly, now worried about getting into trouble, thinks quick, and says “You’re really lucky lady, usually we have to do that 2 or 3 times!”