Mental Floss

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel
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It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

Today I typed in "one of the worst in history" unearthing the following:

The 1980 famine in Karamoja, Uganda was, in terms of mortality rates, one of the worst in history. 21% of the population died, including 60% of the infants John McCain said Monday former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will be remembered as one of the worst in history. Many critics view Reagan's administration as one of the worst in history for organized labor. The riot at the State Penitentiary in Santa Fe during February 1980 will be remembered as one of the worst in history. The March 12-13, 1888 blizzard, one of the worst in history, dropped 21 inches of snow in New York City with 70 mph winds Their first season went down as one of the worst in history as they finished 40-120 and were sarcastically known as the "Amazin' Mets" This person's hosting of the 1995 Oscars was labeled as one of the worst in history. The 2004 hurricane season was arguably one of the worst in history. The MyDoom virus has caused more than $38.5 billion in economic damage so far, making it one of the worst in history

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