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
The pony express consisted of exactly 0 ponies. They were all horses.
In 2014, a memorial tree dedicated to Beatle George Harrison was killed by an infestation of beetles
Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest and lost
Gary Kremen, the founder of Match.com, lost his wife to a man that she met on Match.com
Jimi Heselden, the owner of the company that makes Segways, died while driving his Segway off a cliff
In 1976 Barry Manilow recorded a song called "I Write The Songs". He didn't write that song.
The only member of the band ZZ Top that doesn't have a beard is Frank Beard
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"
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.
Nobody knows who invented the fire hydrant because the building holding the patent burned down in 1836
In 2007 a Bosnian couple divorced after they discovered that they were both having a secret online affair with each other
In Webster's 1996 dictionary, 315 entries were misspelled
Wal-Mart has a lower rate of acceptance for employment (2.6%) than Harvard University for undergraduates (8.9%)
Leo Fender, the inventor of the famous telecaster and stratocaster guitars, never actually learned how to play the guitar
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
Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was Welsh
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
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
A ten gallon hat only holds 3/4 of a gallon
Admiral Horatio Nelson suffered from chronic seasickness
Alexander Graham Bell never got to talk to his wife or his mom on the phone because they were both deaf
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.
According to some sources, in 1788 the Austrian army attacked itself and lost 10,000 men (Battle of Karánsebes)
Part of Bill Gate's house was designed on a Mac
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