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April 30, 2015

On April 30, 2015, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft crashed into the surface of Mercury. The space-probe sent back more than 270,000 pictures to earth during its journey. GEICO refused to pay on NASA’s accident claim. NASA claimed that Mercury just jumped right out in front of the probe and there was no way to avoid it. … Continue reading

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September 23, 1846

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1846 astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune. When asked the press of the day asked him why he named it after the Roman god of the seas, Galle stated that his first choice would have actually been Uranus, the Greek god of the Sky, but his wife … Continue reading

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March 13, 1781

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1781 Sir William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus. When his sister and fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel pointed out how people were going to pronounce Uranus and the jokes that were going to be made, William flew into a rage and said “No one of any breeding would EVER pronounce … Continue reading

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February 2, 1962

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1962, the 8th and 9th planets aligned for the first time in 400 years and never would again, as Pluto had lost its planetary status in August 2006 due to having signed a professional contract with Walt Disney in 1930. The other eight planets, Mercury especially, filed a formal … Continue reading

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