STRANGE SITUATIONS THAT DID NOT GO AS EXPECTED
Added on: 11th Oct 2016
THE SERIAL KILLER
When Cheryl Bradshaw appeared on the Dating Game,
she chose to go on a date with Rodney Alcala. Afterwards she
changed her mind when she said he started to “act creepy”.
Years later it turned out that Rodney was a serial killer
who was in the middle of a vicious killing spree.
THE BATTLE OF THE WATERS
After Fiji water ran an ad in 2006 that said “it’s called Fiji because
it’s not bottled in Cleveland”, the city of Cleveland took
offense and ran some test. It turns out that Cleveland’s
tap water is cleaner than Fiji’s bottled water.
Alicia Esteve Head is a Spanish woman who claimed to have
been on the 78th floor of the South Tower when it was hit.
She even became the president of the World Trade Centre’s
Survivor Network. It was eventually revealed that she was
studying in Barcelona when the attacks happened.
THE OLDEST TREE
In 1964, Donald Rusk Currey a graduate student at UNC cut
down a tree in the mountains of Nevada to study it. It was
only revealed later that he had accidentally cut down the
oldest living organism on Earth, a tree known as
Prometheus that was more than 5,000 years old.
THE WOODCHUCK BEAR
In 1900, a bear was donated to the city of Toledo, Ohio. The city
decided to start a zoo. It was only later that the bear
was determined to in fact be a woodchuck.
In 1980 the Swedish Navy detected underwater sounds off its
coast that it thought were coming from the Russian Navy.
Tensions escalated between the two countries until a
researcher discovered that the sounds were actually fish farts.
THE ROBOT COUPLE
People in the Chinese city of Yiwu were astounded by a
local couple that managed to run a diner for nearly
24 hours a day all by themselves. Eventually it turned
out that the diner was run by two pairs of twins
that had married each other.
A MOON ROCK…OR NOT
The moon rock that was given to the Prime Minister of the
Netherlands in 1969 turned out to be nothing more than
petrified wood. It is still on display as a curiosity.
In 1897, when Frank Hann was looking for a fresh water lake in
Australia, he followed several freshwater rivers to their end
where he found a saltwater lake. Perhaps not surprisingly
he named it Lake Disappointment.