The entire world was drawn into chaos when the twin towers fell on September 11, 2001. As the towers were about to collapse, quick-reaction teams were sent to rescue as many people as they could. Many of these brave firefighters lost their lives while charging into the smoke-filled towers.
Ladder 3 was one of the first trucks to arrive at the scene. It was led by Captain Patrick Brown, who lost his and his men’s lives when the North Tower toppled on top of them and their truck. The truck was memorialized at the JFK International Airport for a full decade after the disaster. Since then, it has been moved into the Memorial Museum, where its remains serve as a reminder of the men’s courage and bravery.
Spirographs That Were Initially Created For a Very Different Reason
Many kids have fond memories of playing around with Spirographs. These tools allowed even the most artistically deprived kids to create incredible and scientific-looking drawings. Although this 1960s toy looks like something invented to help children draw, it was actually created for a very different purpose.
This geometric drawing device was first invented by Peter Hubert Desvignes, an English architect and engineer, and these were used to help prevent banknote forgeries. How, you may ask? Because Spirograph drawings were extremely hard to recreate, as each one was based on the luck of the draw, thanks to the device's roulette-based pattern.
These Shoes were Used By Allied Spies During WWII
World War II was rife with intelligence operations, murder plots, and more. There was no internet back then, which meant that wars were still fought among enemy lines using various tricks. One of the most impressive and creative tactics employed by the Allies to counter the Germans was these reversed-sole shoes.
These shoes were absolutely brilliant, as they basically left tracks that led in the opposite direction. This is just one of many incredible ploys that were carried out during World War II and shows how creative people can get in survival situations. Allied spies used them to trick the Germans and make them lose their tracks.
This Amazing Wooden Dragon Bench
Chainsaws are primarily used for cutting down trees and terrifying people in horror films. They are not exactly known as art tools. Estonian artist Igor Loskutow chose to take this powerful tool and used it to create one of his very best pieces. The sculptor has been using a chainsaw since 2002 to carve various artistic creations.
Igor Loskutow carved this wooden bench using just a chainsaw and managed to create a beautifully detailed dragon on it. The bench received top honors at the 2015 Huskycup World Title, and we can’t really imagine the award going to anyone else. This is just one of many of Loskutow’s creations.
This Safe Belonged to the Founder of Jack Daniel's Whiskey
Legendary business titan and American distiller Jack Daniel is the founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery. While many don't know that the drink is based on a real man, his effects on the wine and alcohol industry have been of great proportion.
It is said that Daniel died in late 1911 due to blood poisoning. His cousin, Lem Motlow, inherited and became the owner of the brand shortly after his death. However, there's an alternative story behind Jack Daniel’s death: Jack kicked his safe in anger after he couldn't remember the combination to unlock it. Although the validity of the story is highly debated, it certainly helped turn the man into a real-life myth.