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The 15 Most Shocking Court Cases In History

A woman sued Cap’n Crunch because she thought Crunch Berries were a real fruit!

There are all sorts of ridiculous lawsuits against companies and civilians in the U.S. all the time. Everyone remembers the woman who sued McDonalds for not warning her that the coffee was hot.

Another classic is a woman who bought a Winnebago and set it to cruise control while driving and went in the back to make herself a sandwich. Shockingly, she wrecked the Winnebago and sued the company for not informing her in the owner’s manual that cruise control didn’t mean it could auto-drive the wheel and speed.

Well, a lady in California has now sued Pepsico, who makes Cap’n Crunch, for misleading her in believing that the cereal had actual fruit in it. For years she ate the cereal thinking she was getting a great deal of nutritional value and real fruit from it.

You can imagine her fury when she found out she was eating flavored jagged sugar. Surprisingly the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California dismissed the lawsuit.


If you want to stop an oil tanker, you need to shut off the engines 15 miles before!

An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a merchant ship designed for the bulk transport of oil. Oil tankers are often classified by their size as well as their occupation.

Oil tankers generally have from 8 to 12 tanks. Each tank is split into two or three independent compartments by fore-and-aft bulkheads.

It surely takes a lot of gas to move this bad boys; over 60 % of today’s gas is currently used when it comes to sea/ocean transportation methods.

Trying to make one of these stop surely takes a lot of time; the approximate time taken for a super tanker to stop largely varies depending on the speed it was in.

However, a fully loaded super tanker travelling at normal speed of 29.6 kilometres per hour needs at least 20 minutes to stop.

Captains must know when to start turning off the engines if they want to avoid a catastrophe at shore!


The Gansu Wind farm in China is the largest wind farm in the entire world.

The Gansu Wind Farm Project is a group of 18 wind farms under construction in the Gansu province in China. The construction is broken up into three phases, the first of which has been finished. When the project is complete in 2020, it will be the largest collective wind farm in the world!

The Gansu Wind Farm Project is located in desert areas near the city of Jiuquan in two localities of Guazhou County and also near Yumen City, in the northwest province of Gansu, which has an abundance of wind resources.

The project is divided into multiple phases. The first 3,800 MW phase consists of eighteen 200 MW wind farms and two 100 MW wind farms. The second 8,000 MW phase will consist of forty 200 MW wind farms. The planned capacity is 5,160 MW by 2010, 12,710 MW by 2015 and 20,000 MW in 2020.

In 2012, the approximate installed capacity was 6,000 MW, roughly equivalent to the United Kingdom's entire wind power capacity.


Before the modern fire extinguisher was invented, people used all sorts of methods of fighting fires in homes-- including a fire extinguishing grenade.

Fire extinguishers have been used for almost 300 years. They have gone through various transformations as new chemicals and chemical combinations have been found. Many times the chemical used were found to be a hazard to people's health and so a different combination would be searched for.

One of the most interesting fire extinguishing devices throughout these few hundred years has been the fire grenade. This was a glass sphere filled with an extinguishing agent that was intended to be hurled at the base of a fire. The device was mainly filled with carbon tetrachloride, though some earlier versions had salt water. Carbon tetrachloride stopped being used in the 50's due to its toxicity.

Today there are numerous different chemicals used in fire extinguishers. There are dry agents, foams, clean agents and CO2, Class D, aerosol fire suppressors and yes, a modern version of the fire grenade.

The modern fire "grenade" is called a fire extinguishing ball and, like the original, is thrown into the fire. The ball self-destructs when in contact with fire and disperses a dry chemical to put the fire out, covering about five square meters. An advantage of these is the ability to place these anywhere in anticipation of a possible fire. The ball will destruct when there is a fire without the need for human intervention.


15 Shocking Survival Stories You Didn't Know

During WWII, 5 people ended up in a lifeboat with no food, water, oars or mast after their ship sunk. They survived a typhoon and a 300 mile journey and made it home alive

In the beginning of WWII, Japan found itself capturing many more prisoners of war than they anticipated. They built a number of ships to transport these POWs, known as Hell ships. One of them, the Arisan Maru, was hit and sunk by a US submarine.

After the Arisan Maru sank, five of its passengers made it into a lifeboat. They had survived the sinking but they had no food, water or way to move the boat. A number of amazing occurrences fixed all of this. First, a keg of water floated by. Then the mast to the lifeboat came along in the water. Finally, they plucked a box from the ocean that contained the sail and rope.

While they were making a rudder for the boat, they found a stash of food hidden in an inner compartment in the boat. With these new supplies, they were able to sail 300 miles through a typhoon to China. The one civilian passenger happened to know celestial navigation, which allowed them to orient themselves.

When they made it to China, they were fed, clothed and guided by friendly natives, who took them to a US airbase in the hearland. They eventually made it back home 8 months before the war ended.



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