SATURDAY NIGHTS WITH SPARKS
- In 1847, a doctor performed an amputation in 25 seconds, operating so quickly that he accidentally amputated his assistant’s fingers as well. Both later died of sepsis, and a spectator reportedly died of shock, resulting in the only known procedure with a 300% mortality rate.
- A mathematical wonder: 111, 111, 111 multiplied by 111, 111, 111 will give 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321.
- Months before his assassination, Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert, fell from a train platform in New Jersey. The hand that pulled him to safety belonged to Edwin Booth, brother of John Wikes Booth (Lincoln’s killer).
- Zoo jeans is a company that lets lions, tigers and bears “design” jeans by tearing holes in the denim. The finished products are auctioned off to raise money for the kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Japan.
Culled From Funfacts.