Here’s this week’s today in strangeness. Hope you enjoy!
Today in strangeness, On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made his historic speech before a joint session of Congress, declaring that America would aim to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. On this date in 1977, movie history was made when Star Wars opened in theaters. The film would forever change the way movies were marketed by studios after if grossed over $300 million dollars in its initial run.
Photographer Produces ‘Vintage’ UFO Images: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/photographer-produces-vintage-ufo-images/
Today in strangeness, On May 26, 1977, George Willig climbed the South Tower of the World Trade Center in NYC. Known as “the human fly,” Willig was subsequently fined by New York’s Mayor Beame for $1.10– one cent for each of the skyscraper’s 110 stories. On this day in 1984, Don Cain of Philadelphia set the record for keeping a frisbee aloft– for an astonishing 16.72 seconds.
The Mystery of Green Egg Yolks: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/mystery-of-green-egg-yolks/
Today in strangeness, The ‘laziest man in history,’ a wealthy English heir named Jeremiah Carlton, went to bed and stayed there for 70 years. He died on today’s date in 1790 at age 89. On May 27, 1994, the highest temperature created by humans, a balmy 920,000,000 F degrees (30 times hotter than the center of the sun) was produced at the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Mysterious ‘Giant’ Spotted in Mexico: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/mysterious-giant-spotted-in-mexico/
Today in strangeness, A solar eclipse in Asia Minor occurred, leading to a battle truce, and historical astronomy has set May 28th, 585 BC as the likely day for this event. This became a cardinal point from which other dates in ancient history have been calculated. On this day in 1959, two monkeys, Able and Baker, became the first living creatures to survive a space flight. Their voyage reached speeds of 10,000 mph and lasted 15 minutes.
Shadow Figure Filmed by Hotel Security Camera?: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watch-shadow-figure-filmed-by-hotel-security-camera/
Today in strangeness, On this day in 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to conquer Mount Everest. “A symmetrical, beautiful, snow cone summit,” Hillary said of the peak that is 29,028 feet above sea level. May 29, 1954 saw the first meeting of the annual Bilderberg group, a secretive, invitation-only gathering with the elite from such fields as politics, commerce, and banking.
Hoping to Obtain Superpowers, Bolivian Boys Let Black Widow Bite Them: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/hoping-to-obtain-superpowers-bolivian-boys-let-black-widow-spider-bite-them/
Today in strangeness, On this day in 1432, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. The nineteen year old, who claimed heavenly voices had urged her to lead France to victory over England, was condemned by the Church and executed for heresy.
Monkeys Steal Covid-19 Samples from Lab Worker in India: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/monkeys-steal-covid-19-samples-from-lab-worker-in-india/