On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2013 the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft returned to Earth after China’s crew completed its 15 day mission, which was the country’s fifth man spaceflight. China reported that once again, they were unable to located Wan Hu.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1947 Kenneth Arnold reported seeing flying saucers over Mt. Rainier, Washington. He also said that he did not see Bigfoot, beavcoons, la chupacabra, or leprechauns. He did say that with all the drinking he did that night there may have been some unintentional anal probings with the little gray men.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926 the first lip reading tournament in America was held in Philadelphia, PA. One person would silently mouth a phrase and another person from a distance would then have to correctly repeat what they just said. The phrase “The ewe is not a mother-clucker and a ewe is not a fat sow, but a hen is a mother-clucker and she loves the big fat cock who rises every morning,” was immediately banned from all future competitions. The couple John and Harriett Simpson did not win the tournament, but did receive an honorable mention when Harriett silently mouthed, “I know what you were doing with your secretary in Cleveland and I poked holes in all your condoms.”
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1847, Hanson Gregory, created the first ring-shaped doughnut which had a hole in the center. The British have tried through out the years to take credit away from Mr. Gregory and his brilliant insight in cutting a hole in the center of the pastry, as the British version were ‘hole-less’ and not as appetizing. ‘MURICA! Taking something good and making it better.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! 1974 the U.S. Supreme Court decided that pregnant teachers could no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence. They also decided that telling kids that the reason why 1st grade teacher Mrs. Kellen’s bellying has been getting bigger over the last 6 months was because she ate watermelon and swallowed the seeds in August was just stupid. They should just tell the little bastards that she and her husband went to Tequila Thursdays every Thursday during August.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1909 artist Roger Burham and his bride author Eleanor Waring have their honeymoon in a balloon for 3 and ½ hours at Holbrook, Mass.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1988 the world’s longest sausage was created in London and it measured in at 13 miles long. Both Texas and Australia complained and said that they weren’t even given a chance to compete and they wanted a recount. They were denied. On December 1, 2014, the city of Ploiesti City, Romania eclipsed the 28 year old record when they created a sausage that measured 39 miles long. The town leaders of Ploiesti City said the reason they had such a long sausage was because of good, healthy living and genetics.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1928 Amelia Earhart completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger. The pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon didn’t ask her to serve drinks or hand out small packets of peanuts because they knew she’d bitch slap them and fly the plane herself.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! In 1991 dead President Zachary Taylor’s body was exhumed to test how he died. He died quite suddenly from a stomach related illness on July 9, 1850. There were rumors that he was poisoned by pro-slavery people, but the tests done during the exhumation showed there was no poison in his body. It was more likely that he was killed by doctors who used excessive amounts of ipecac, calomel, opium and quinine in several attempts to cure his fever and intestinal distress. In the 1850s doctors were as apt to kill a man as the disease.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1884 the first roller coaster ride opened in America at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, NY. The ride cost a nickel and travelled at a whomping 6 miles an hour. It was an instant success and people lined up all summer with their nickels in hand. By 1900 there were hundreds of roller coaster built all over the country and they were getting faster, taller and longer.