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April 4. 2013

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2013 in Sri Lanka, a new species of tarantula was discovered that was just slightly smaller than a dinner plate and had a leg span of eight inches. This would be twelve inches in … Continue reading

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August 4, 1983

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 1983 at Toronto during a game between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankee outfielder Dave Winfield threw a baseball during warm-ups and accidentally killed a seagull. After the … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2013 Australian scientists announced the discover of three new species of marsupial in Queensland; the Tweed Volcano Antechinus, the Buff-footed Antechinus and the Kroombit Anterchinus. Australian scientists were subsequently informed that they had lost … Continue reading

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October 31, 1815

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1815 Sir Humprey Davy of London patented the miner’s safety lamp. His subsequent invention of the miner’s canary hat proved less useful. The miners complained that the canary cage section of the helmet stuck … Continue reading

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August 14, 1980

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1980, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was incorporated. This made it easier for the rest of the people in the world to identify the truly stupid and idiotic without having to … Continue reading

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December 28, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1973, the Endangered Species Act was passed in the United States protecting the Bald Eagle, sea turtles, and honest men in government. Noticeably left off the list were Bigfoot, Champie, the Mothman, and the … Continue reading

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October 14, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1926 the book “Winnie-the-Pooh,” by A.A. Milne, made its debut. “Winnie-the-Pooh” was not the first children’s book written by Milne. His first attempt was “A Young Boy Who Wouldn’t Shut Up and Go To … Continue reading

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September 16, 1400

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1400 Owain Glydwr was officially declared the Prince of Wales. The sheep also vote him the best kisser, but the donkeys and pigs were unimpressed as they averred that sheep aren’t a very good … Continue reading

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August 9, 1944

On THIS DAY IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1944, Smokey T. Bear was awarded the job as National Spokesman for Fire Prevention. Yogi T. Bear and Felonious “Booboo” Bear stormed out of the naming ceremony in Washington, D.C., when Secretary of State … Continue reading

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June 28, 1859

On June 28,1859 – The first conformation dog show was held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Six years later the swimsuit competition section of the pageant was discontinued when the Welsh were caught trying to enter a shaved pig as an ‘Extemely … Continue reading

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