25 Of The Most Ironic Things You Will Ever Read About

Posted by , Updated on November 16, 2023

Have you ever experienced an ironic moment? Who hasn’t right? Life seems to be full of them! However, not all ironic moments are created equal and on today’s list you’ll see why. From Bill Gates’ house being partially designed on a Mac to Charlie Chaplain losing a Charlie Chaplain look-alike contest, these are 25 Of The Most Ironic Things You Will Ever Read About.



In 1985 a man drowned at a pool party that was being thrown by New Orleans lifeguards to celebrate a year in which there were no drownings

poolSource: nytimes.com, Image: wikipedia

The pony express consisted of exactly 0 ponies. They were all horses.

pony expressSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

In 2014, a memorial tree dedicated to Beatle George Harrison was killed by an infestation of beetles

George HarrisonSource: bbc.com, Image: wikipedia

Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest and lost

Charlie ChaplainSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Gary Kremen, the founder of Match.com, lost his wife to a man that she met on Match.com

wowSource: mashable.com

Jimi Heselden, the owner of the company that makes Segways, died while driving his Segway off a cliff

segwaySource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay

In 1976 Barry Manilow recorded a song called "I Write The Songs". He didn't write that song.

Barry ManilowSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

The only member of the band ZZ Top that doesn't have a beard is Frank Beard

ZZ TopSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Union General John Sedgwick was killed only moments after standing above his trench and yelling that the Confederates "couldn't hit an elephant from this distance"

John SedgwickSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

When Jonathan Lee Riches heard that the Guinness Book of World Records was going to list him as the "most litigious individual in history" he sued them. The lawsuit has since been dismissed.

Guinness World RecordsSource: abcnews.go.com, Image: wikipedia

Nobody knows who invented the fire hydrant because the building holding the patent burned down in 1836

fire hydrantSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

In 2007 a Bosnian couple divorced after they discovered that they were both having a secret online affair with each other

Oh the iron eSource: dailytelegraph.com

In Webster's 1996 dictionary, 315 entries were misspelled

dictionarySource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay

Wal-Mart has a lower rate of acceptance for employment (2.6%) than Harvard University for undergraduates (8.9%)

WalmartSource: washingtonpost.com, Image: wikipedia

Leo Fender, the inventor of the famous telecaster and stratocaster guitars, never actually learned how to play the guitar

Leo FenderSource: todayifoundout.com, Image: wikipedia

Modern matches (not just flammable sticks) were invented after lighters. John Walker invented the modern match in 1826 while Johann Wolfgang Dobereiner invented the first lighter in 1823

matchesSource: todayifoundout.com, Image: wikipedia

Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was Welsh

cloverSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

In 1871 lawyer Clement Vallandingham shot himself in the head during a trial where he was trying to prove that the victim could have shot himself

gunSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

In 1989 convicted murder Michael Godwin had his death sentence (electric chair) reduced to life in prison. Shortly thereafter he was killed by electrocution while trying to fix the TV in his cell

jailSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

A ten gallon hat only holds 3/4 of a gallon

10 Gallon HatSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Admiral Horatio Nelson suffered from chronic seasickness

Admiral Horatio NeslsonSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Alexander Graham Bell never got to talk to his wife or his mom on the phone because they were both deaf

Alexander Graham BellSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

In 1974 the US government had to recall 80,000 lapel buttons that they had created to promote toy safety. Apparently the edges were too sharp, they contained lead paint, and were a choking hazard.

I find this ironicSource: wikipedia

According to some sources, in 1788 the Austrian army attacked itself and lost 10,000 men (Battle of Karánsebes)

Not cool dudeSource: wikipedia

Part of Bill Gate's house was designed on a Mac

Bill GatesSource: businessinsider.com, Image: wikipedia