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15 Medical Facts You Should Know

A mute man spoke his first words in over 6 years after riding Coney Island's Cyclone coaster


For some reason, in 1943, West Virginian coal miner Emilio Franco lost his ability to speak. He remained mute, and doctors could not find any medical reason for his lack of speech. It turns out that all Franco needed was a ride on a roller coaster.

In 1949, six years after his initial silence, Franco rode the Coney Island Cyclone coaster with his cousin. The coaster was incredibly popular. It featured an 85 ft drop and was advertised as "The Most Fearsome Coaster Ever Built." With frequent riders, it paid off it's $100,000 cost in just one year. When Franco stumbled off the ride, his first words in years were "I feel sick."

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The Japanese detected the planes carrying the nuclear bombs but decided not to intercept them!

The Japanese detected the planes carrying the nuclear bombs but decided not to intercept them!


On August 6, 1945, the United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians.

While Japan was still trying to comprehend this devastation three days later, the United States struck again, this time, on Nagasaki.

In 1945, Japanese radar operators detected a small number of incoming US planes (which carried the nuclear bombs to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki), but decided not to intercept them as the small number of planes were not seen as a threat.

Maybe after this action, several countries now take it seriously even when they see just a few planes coming at them.

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The Japanese detected the planes carrying the nuclear bombs but decided not to intercept them!


On August 6, 1945, the United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians.

While Japan was still trying to comprehend this devastation three days later, the United States struck again, this time, on Nagasaki.

In 1945, Japanese radar operators detected a small number of incoming US planes (which carried the nuclear bombs to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki), but decided not to intercept them as the small number of planes were not seen as a threat.

Maybe after this action, several countries now take it seriously even when they see just a few planes coming at them.

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A 16-year-old school shooter was asked why she shot 11 people. She said "I don't like Mondays"


On January 29, 1979, Cleveland Elementary School was attacked. The perpetrator was 16-year-old Brenda Anne Spencer, an introverted girl who lived across the street from the school.

She wounded 8 children and a police officer, and killed the principal and school janitor. When asked what her motive was for her actions, she simply said "I don't like Mondays."

When police arrived on at the school, Brenda Anne Spencer had barricaded her house - the building that she was shooting at the school from. She repeatedly claimed that she was going to come out shooting, but eventually surrendered to the police.

Brenda Anne Spencer is still serving time in jail. She was tried as an adult for 2 counts of murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

The Boomtown Rats were inspired by Brenda's "I don't like Mondays" and wrote a hit song with that title. They performed it shortly after the school shooting.

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A 16-year-old school shooter was asked why she shot 11 people. She said "I don't like Mondays"

A 16-year-old school shooter was asked why she shot 11 people. She said "I don't like Mondays"


On January 29, 1979, Cleveland Elementary School was attacked. The perpetrator was 16-year-old Brenda Anne Spencer, an introverted girl who lived across the street from the school.

She wounded 8 children and a police officer, and killed the principal and school janitor. When asked what her motive was for her actions, she simply said "I don't like Mondays."

When police arrived on at the school, Brenda Anne Spencer had barricaded her house - the building that she was shooting at the school from. She repeatedly claimed that she was going to come out shooting, but eventually surrendered to the police.

Brenda Anne Spencer is still serving time in jail. She was tried as an adult for 2 counts of murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

The Boomtown Rats were inspired by Brenda's "I don't like Mondays" and wrote a hit song with that title. They performed it shortly after the school shooting.

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