Top Ten Ironic Facts

Ananya
Who doesn't love reading facts ? ....Especially THESE facts .

The Top Ten

1 Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin Lookalike Contest and didn't even make the finals

I won the contest. - TriggerTrashKid

What the heck? Haha - Misfire

I guess they thought he was cheating. - Firemist

Judges were retarted - TriggerTrashKid

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2 The word “school” comes from the ancient Greek word “scholḗ” which means free or leisure time

But School is torture - TriggerTrashKid

I wanna say this to my maths teacher. Because she gives out horrible homework. Thankfully, school doesn't come back until February for me! - WheresMyGuitarPick

Yeah, the ancient guys idea of leisure is listening to boring teachers rant about stuff you don't understand. - Aquastar_of_DewClan

School is actually torture and stressful

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3 The only member of ZZ Top who doesn’t have a beard is Frank Beard

Why me? He thinks when he sees his surname. - Aquastar_of_DewClan

LOL. - Firemist

My mom told this to me. I couldn’t stop laughing. by the way, great list Ananya! - Userguy44

Haha, I knew this but I always laugh when somebody mentions it. - Metal_Treasure

4 In 1985, a man in New Orleans drowned at a party. The Party was being thrown by a group of lifeguards who were celebrating a year without drownings at the pool they all worked at
5 China censored the word 'Censorship'

Wow. Let's kick the ass of Kick-Ass - TriggerTrashKid

Are you kidding me? - WheresMyGuitarPick

*groan* - Aquastar_of_DewClan

Seriously? LOL. - Metal_Treasure

6 St. Patrick was Welsh

Scottish - 445956

7 Bosnian couple Sana Klaric and Adnan officially split in 2007 after the couple discovered that the secret online affairs they were both having happened to be with each other

Wow

Oh no, LOL, LOL. Why did they split? It proved once again they were made for each other... - Metal_Treasure

@Metal_Treasure true

8 The fear of long words is called hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

Why is there a hippo at the beginning? - TriggerTrashKid

Looking it makes you scared already. - Aquastar_of_DewClan

Hold up this fear actually exists? - Randomator

What, who came up with THAT word - RustyNail

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9 Match founder Gary Kremen lost his girlfriend to another man whom she met on Match
10 A Texas man was asked not to swim in a marina as there were sightings of an alligator. He replied “F*** that alligator” before plunging into the water and was killed immediately by an alligator

Words often effect lives a lot I guess...#RespectEvery1..Folks.. - Ananya

I guess that’s what he gets for saying F*ck that alligator - Randomator

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11 The pine tree planted in 2004 in memory of George Harrison, the lead guitarist of The Beatles, has died after being infested by beetles

Oh my... haha - Misfire

Oh no

I guess that's sad and ironic. - Ananya

12 Mithridates VI, the King of Pontus, was so paranoid of being poisoned that he took small doses of poison all his life to build immunity. When he was defeated by the Romans, he tried to kill himself with poison but couldn’t because he was immune

Wow!

..I think I added it - Ananya

Why could he not just use a different poison? surely they don't all work in the same way?

13 Vangelis, having pioneered the electronic scores that defined such movies like Blade Runner and The Bounty and having won an Oscar for the score for Chariots of Fire, still can’t read a note of music
14 Christine Maggiore, an AIDS skeptic who wrote What If Everything You Thought You Knew about AIDS Was Wrong?, died from AIDS-related pneumonia at 52
15 The lawyers who Donald Trump hired to defend him from the lawsuits by unpaid workers are suing him for unpaid bills
16 In 1904, a Swedish sailor shipwrecked on an island in Papua New Guinea and found by the cannibalistic tribe inhabiting there. He was carried to their king whose daughter fell in love with him. He married her and after the king’s death became the king

Also makes one wonder..how did a cannibalistic woman fell in love with him AND whether he accepted the 'food' to be consumed or not. - Ananya

17 In 2007, the First Mount Olive Free Will Baptist Church purchased a $150,000 Bentley, neglected to pay $12,000 water bill and had a mortgage default of $1.5 million on 9-acre property. The church was struck by lightning and the subsequent fire destroyed i
18 J. J. Thomson won the Nobel Prize in Physics (1906) for showing that cathode rays contained charged “particles” called electrons. In the year 1937, his son, G. P. Thomson, won the same for showing that electrons are “waves”
19 No one knows who invented the fire hydrant because the patent office burned to the ground in 1836 destroying all US patent records
20 In 2007, the First Mount Olive Free Will Baptist Church purchased a $150,000 Bentley, neglected to pay $12,000 water bill and had a mortgage default of $1.5 million on 9-acre property. The church was struck by lightning and the subsequent fire destroyed t
21 Garry Hoy threw himself over a glass wall on the 24th story of the Toronto-Dominion Center and fell to his death when the window frame gave way. He was attempting to prove to a group of prospective articling students that the glass was unbreakable

He had done this stunt many times before too - Ananya

22 In 2009, an expert in Mexico kidnappings who negotiated the release of at least 100 victims was kidnapped in Saltillo where he went to give lectures on how to avoid kidnapping

Felix Batista received a phone call while eating at a restaurant after which he was seen getting in a car with someone, Hours after Batista disappeared a local security expert and a friend who was abducted was released. - Ananya

23 In the 2017 UK Election, a Conservative Politician who published a book on how not to lose a marginal seat lost his marginal seat

Still has me laughing! Justice! - PositronWildhawk

24 American operatic tenor Richard Versalle suffered a heart attack at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York after delivering the line: "Too bad you can only live so long."

There you are people...proof that not only does God exist, but that He has a sense of humour too. - Britgirl

25 O. J. Simpson was supposed to play the Terminator, but didn't because nobody would buy him as a remorseless killer

So gosh darn ironic. - 445956

26 In 1985, a man drowned at a lifeguards' pool party celebrating a year in which nobody had drowned
27 Webster's 1996 Dictionary has 315 misspelled entries.
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1. Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin Lookalike Contest and didn't even make the finals
2. In 1985, a man in New Orleans drowned at a party. The Party was being thrown by a group of lifeguards who were celebrating a year without drownings at the pool they all worked at
3. The only member of ZZ Top who doesn’t have a beard is Frank Beard
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1. Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin Lookalike Contest and didn't even make the finals
2. St. Patrick was Welsh
3. The word “school” comes from the ancient Greek word “scholḗ” which means free or leisure time
Ananya
1. Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin Lookalike Contest and didn't even make the finals
2. Bosnian couple Sana Klaric and Adnan officially split in 2007 after the couple discovered that the secret online affairs they were both having happened to be with each other
3. The only member of ZZ Top who doesn’t have a beard is Frank Beard
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