12 Ironic Moments That Really Happened

 

No one knows who invented the fire hydrant because the building holding the patent burned to the ground in 1836.

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In 1985, a man drowned at a pool party attended by 100 lifeguards. The party was in celebration of the first summer without a drowning at the New Orleans municipal pool.

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John R. Morales, an actor who played McGruff The Crime Dog, was imprisoned for 16 years after police found 1,000 pot plants and a grenade launcher in his home.

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Gary Kremen, the founder of Match.com, lost his girlfriend to a man she met on Match.com.

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“Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia” is the fear of long words.

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In 2014, a Los Angeles memorial tree dedicated to George Harrison was killed by an infestation of beetles.

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A statue of a homeless Jesus sleeping on a bench was installed in an area of downtown Orlando where the homeless are banned from sleeping on benches.

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In 1974, 80,000 lapel buttons created by the government to promote toy safety were recalled. They contained lead paint, the edges were too sharp, and they were deemed a choking hazard.

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Condoms were given out at a Canadian university with notes attached promoting safe sex. They were later recalled because the staples used to fasten the note had punctured the condoms.

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Union General, John Sedgwick, was shot and killed moments after standing from his trench and telling his men to stand because Confederate soldiers “couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.”

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Barry Manilow’s 1976 hit “I Write The Songs,” was written by Bruce Johnson.

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A man sued the Guinness Book of World Records for damages after they awarded him the world record for “most lawsuits ever filed” at over 10,000.

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