23 Times People Were Victims of Simple Misunderstandings

21Colin Farmer

In 2012, police tasered a blind man named Colin Farmer because they mistook his guide stick for a samurai sword.

22Shiloh Baptist Church

In 1902 the congregation at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Alabama mistook a cry of "FIGHT!" for "FIRE!" and stampeded to the exits. 115 people died.

23Quett Masire

When the president of Botswana (Quett Masire) was traveling to Angola for a meeting of African heads of state, the Angolan Air Force mistook his plane for an enemy aircraft and shot it down.


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