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June 29, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011 Pope Benedict XVI announced the launch of the Vatican’s news website “Vatican General Information News Association” and it would be found at news.vagina. When the Pope was asked why name it news.vagina, he … 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 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 2nd, 1889

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1889 Charles Hall patented the process that allowed pure aluminum to be processed cheaply from the combined elements it was found in nature. Why do Americans call it aluminum and Brits and the rest … Continue reading

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April 1st, 1889

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1889 the first dishwashing machine was marketed in Chicago. The marketing promised to relieve the tired housewife of the drudgery of having to wash dishes every night. Most housewives found that they still had … Continue reading

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February 26, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1930, the first red and green traffic lights were installed in New York City, following the lead of Detroit in 1920. Red-green colorblind drivers were left to guess when to go, as there were … Continue reading

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February 21, 1858

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1858, the first electric burglar alarm was installed in Boston, MA by the innovative firm of Rube, Gold, and Berg, Inc. This new technology was attached to all the windows in the house. When … Continue reading

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February 20, 1872

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1872, Silas Noble and J.P. Cooley patented the toothpick manufacturing machine. Before their patent each toothpick had to be hand carved. Instead of carrying a piece of wood in their pockets, many people would … Continue reading

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September 14, 1899

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1899, Henry Hale Bliss, 69 years of age, became the first known person in America to be killed in an automobile accident. The elderly Mr. Bliss had just exited from a streetcar in New … Continue reading

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