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cainxinth
06-15-2009, 01:12 PM
I think this one fits the category:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_eponymous_laws

ParentalAdvisory
06-15-2009, 01:18 PM
I wonder if Terri's Law should be in there (Schiavo)

Machine Elf
06-15-2009, 01:22 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_nut

Machine Elf
06-15-2009, 01:23 PM
One of my favorites, endlessly fascinating:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

Machine Elf
06-15-2009, 01:25 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosively_pumped_flux_compression_generator

Tapioca Dextrin
06-15-2009, 01:37 PM
The Lloyd's Bank, er, poo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyds_Bank_turd)

ultrafilter
06-15-2009, 01:40 PM
Wikipedia's list of unusual articles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_articles).

lisacurl
06-15-2009, 01:51 PM
The Lloyd's Bank, er, poo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyds_Bank_turd)
"This is the most exciting piece of excrement I've ever seen. In its own way, it's as valuable as the Crown Jewels."

That made my day.

Drain Bead
06-15-2009, 02:19 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_inventors_killed_by_their_own_inventions

And the more generic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_deaths

Eva Luna
06-15-2009, 02:33 PM
My most recent favorite hunk of Wikipedia is the Talk page for Goran Bregovic, especially the POV section. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Goran_Bregovi%C4%87)

Oslo Ostragoth
06-16-2009, 12:10 AM
This thread made my day. :)

Captain_Awesome
06-16-2009, 02:23 AM
The 1859 Pig War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War).

Hippy Hollow
06-16-2009, 02:55 AM
And the more generic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_deaths

:eek::eek: I'm never leaving the house. The weirdest one has to be the entire football team being killed by one bolt of forked lightning!

Meatros
06-16-2009, 10:03 AM
One of my favorites, endlessly fascinating:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases


I refuse to read that page...

It's Not Rocket Surgery!
06-16-2009, 10:49 AM
:eek::eek: I'm never leaving the house. The weirdest one has to be the entire football team being killed by one bolt of forked lightning!

And it was the entire VISITING team. Apparently, the home team lived - that has to be the greatest "home-field advantage" in history!

Morbo
06-16-2009, 01:43 PM
I refuse to read that page...

OK then, I won't either.

Cisco
06-16-2009, 02:27 PM
I just found one today on "Figging". Do NOT look this up from work.

Miller
06-16-2009, 04:13 PM
:eek::eek: I'm never leaving the house. The weirdest one has to be the entire football team being killed by one bolt of forked lightning!

No, this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident) is the weirdest one. Fuckin' spooky.

Tapioca Dextrin
06-16-2009, 04:21 PM
The List of Conspiracy Theories (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conspiracy_theories) is always good for a laugh (at least that's what the government want you to believe).

Mr. Kobayashi
06-16-2009, 04:45 PM
Being a paleoscatologist sounds like a load of old crap.

lavenderviolet
06-16-2009, 08:00 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_pumpkins_and_watermelons

RachelChristine
06-16-2009, 09:02 PM
Oh yeah, this is ALL I need... Good thing school is out for the summer and I have lots of free time now. These sites are *F-U-N*!!

Ranchoth
06-16-2009, 09:36 PM
Not that unusual, aside from the creeping horror value, but an old favorite of mine, S.A. Andree's Arctic Balloon Expedition of 1897. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._A._Andr%C3%A9e's_Arctic_balloon_expedition_of_1897)

(Suffice it to say, mistakes were made)

Cisco
06-16-2009, 10:43 PM
Not that unusual, aside from the creeping horror value, but an old favorite of mine, S.A. Andree's Arctic Balloon Expedition of 1897. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._A._Andr%C3%A9e's_Arctic_balloon_expedition_of_1897)

(Suffice it to say, mistakes were made)
I would love to read a book about that. Do you know if any have been written?

FlyingRat
06-17-2009, 12:01 AM
This one's linked from the above-mentioned "unusual articles" page, but it's always good for a laugh: Metal Umlauts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_umlaut).

Ranchoth
06-17-2009, 01:32 AM
I would love to read a book about that. Do you know if any have been written?

I haven't read it myself, but the article mentions a "semi-documentary" novel, The Flight of the Eagle, by Sundman, 1967. Apparently it was made into an Oscar nominated movie (!) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_the_Eagle), but no version with English subtitles exists, let alone on DVD.

'nother odd, if not weird listing; the Africa flight of LZ104/L.59 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.59#Africa_flight), which went from a one-way resupply flight to Lettow-Vorbeck's forces in Africa, to a 4,200 mile record-setting round trip after receiving a mistaken abort message.

HeyHomie
06-17-2009, 10:24 AM
The Mary Celeste (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Celeste). A ship that was found floating, abandonded, in the Atlantic Ocean. No crew members were aboard, the ship was in sound condition, the weather was good, and all the cargo and the crew members' personal belongings were intact. There were no apparent signs of struggle.