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There is a Major League Baseball pitcher named Doc Hamann who retired with an Earned Run Average of infinity. He never got an out in his one appearance, letting up seven runs.
A 'mirror box' can be used to alleviate phantom limb pain. The patient places both their good limb and residual limb into the box and the mirror shows the reflection of the good limb. This allows them to 'move' the phantom limb from painful positions.
Gary Cooper was offered a part in the movie Gone with the Wind but rejected it saying, "Gone With the Wind is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history. I’m glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling flat on his nose, not me". It became the highest grossing film of all time for inflation.
Patagonian Maras may look more like giant rabbits or small deer, but they are rodents. They are endemic to the open grasslands and shrubland steppes of Argentina. They have small, compressed feet that make them resemble hooves from a distance, and longer ears resembling those of a rabbit.
A Chicago reporter once asked Frank Sinatra's first wife what she saw in him, calling him "a 119-pound has-been." She told him, "Well, I'll tell you — nineteen pounds is cock."
Physicist Nikola Tesla once paid an overdue hotel bill with a box containing a working model of his ‘death beam‘, warning employees never to open it because of the danger. They hid the box and when it was discovered years later and opened, it was found to contain old (harmless) electrical parts.
Martin Luther King Jr convinced Nichelle Nichols to stay in her role on Star Trek because of the inspiration she had become to many other people
Teratoma, Greek for monster, is a very rare type of tumor that humans can develop which is capable of producing hair, teeth, bone and complex organs such as eyes and brain-matter, eyeballs, hands, feet and in rare cases it even develops an internal cyst containing a structure that resembles a fetus.
The first record of a tomato based pasta sauce is from 1790. Italian cuisine had no tomatoes until after New World contact since tomatoes originate from the Americas.
10Straw Hat Riot
In 1922, there were a series of riots in New York over whether it was acceptable to wear a straw hat after 15 September.