The Food and Drug Administration has issued a number of dangerous food recalls in the last few years. But there was a time when food didn't just attack us after we ingested it. Some foods just cut out the middleman and created wide-scale disasters without contaminating a single colon.
1. The Boston Molasses Flood of... READ ON
Death doesn't spell the end of your time in the spotlight. Sometimes it's just the beginning. Take Michael Jackson, for example. His body was still warm when millions of depressed fans claimed to spot his ghost roaming the halls of Neverland Ranch during a CNN special. But Jackson is far from the first celebrity to be the subject of ghost rumors.
1. Marilyn... READ ON
Playing an annoying song over and over to get someone to spill their guts might sound like a gag from a Mel Brooks movie, but it's actually become a standard practice. An article by an NYU musicologist in the Journal of the Society for American Music details how music was regularly used in interrogations on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan as a method of inducing disorientation to get suspects to talk without inflicting physical force. Here are some of the songs used by military and law enforcement entities... READ ON
Hollywood test audiences are always giving low ratings to movies with depressing endings, sending them back to the editing room for a little "cheering up." But it's not just the grainy independent films about forbidden romances and snooty aristocracies that get recalled. Some of Tinseltown's biggest blockbusters got a heavy dose of Paxil.
1. Army of Darkness
Sam Raimi had free reign with the final chapter of the Evil Dead trilogy until Universal became the distributor and ordered him to include a more... READ ON
The actor who was inside R2-D2 hated the guy who played C-3PO.