Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 21, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997 the ashes of Timothy Leary and Gene Roddenberry were launched into orbit around the Earth. Gene’s ashes were launched because of his desire to closer to space and the next Final Frontier. Timothy … Continue reading

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April 20, 1961

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1961, American engineer Harold Graham made the first manned rocket backpack flight in Niagara Falls, New York. He rose to a height of feet and flew a distance of over 100 feet, proving that … Continue reading

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April 19, 1965

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1965 the outer Astrodome ceiling was painted at a cost of $20,000 because of the sun’s glare. This caused the grass to die. Yes, the Houston Astrodome was constructed with a natural grass field, … Continue reading

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April 18, 1994

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1994 Roseanne Barr Arnold filed for divorce from Tom Arnold after four years of marriage. Tom Arnold stated that after taking one for the team for four years, he was relieved that Roseanne finally … Continue reading

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April 17, 1810

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1810 pineapple cheese was patented by Lewis M. Norton. It’s not what you think and it’s not what I originally thought as I screamed “OH GOD NO! Cheese made from pineapples! Not in MY … Continue reading

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April 16, 1943

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1943 in Basel, Switzerland, chemist Albert Hoffman accidently discovered the hallucinogenic effects of LSD-25 while working on the medicinal value of lysergic acid. While handling the new substance, he inadvertently absorbed the drug through … Continue reading

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April 15, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011, in a Schrodinger’s cat experiment, researchers in Japan and Australia successfully teleport wave packets of light and this is the first transfer of quantum information from one point to another. This provides scientific … Continue reading

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April 14th, 2014

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2014, the Netherlands introduced glow in the dark road markings on a small stretch of highway in the country to test the concept. The markings were made with a glow in the dark paint … Continue reading

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April 13, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998, Dolly, Scotland’s prized cloned sheep gave birth to her first lamb, Bonnie. She was breed with a Welsh Mountain ram named Eyydiclaywerrell Davies and gave birth to a total of six sheep. The … Continue reading

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April 12, 1985

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1985 federal inspectors declared that four animals of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus were not unicorns. They were goats with horns that had been surgically implanted. They did verify that the … Continue reading

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