You're the White House Security Adviser, it's 3AM, and you get the call that Doomsday is nigh -- and then you learn it was all just a computer simulation gone awry.
A History Lesson With Booze
This week in 1883, gentleman thief Black Bart finally botched one job after pulling off 27 stagecoach robberies. The lyrical larcenist left poems – but never dead bodies – at the scene of his crimes.
This week back in 1905, South African miner Frederick Wells unearthed a record-breaking royal treasure. We celebrate his discovery with this glistening cocktail.
This week back in 1939, the epic civil war film “Gone With Wind” had arguably a MORE epic premiere. 150,000 people flooded the streets of Atlanta to celebrate.
This week back in 1814, enormous vats of ale at London’s Meux Brewery burst, letting loose a tsunami of beer. Sound awesome? Not for the people it killed. Hear the sobering tale, and chase it with a cocktail that won’t help you dry out.
Little Richard was a huge star when he suddenly thought omens were telling him to become a man of God. That lasted about five years.
Pop culture went pretty... far out in the 1960s. One sitcom, "My Mother the Car" was so absurd - and absurdly bad - that it lived on (in infamy) for far longer than its 30 episodes.
In 1956, someone bet New Jersey resident Thomas Fitzpatrick that he couldn't get to Washington Heights in Manhattan in fifteen minutes. He took drastic measures to prove his drinking buddy wrong. Twice.
A US government project to weaken hurricanes wasn't too successful - but it did manage to scare Fidel Castro.
A cartoonist - and a bit of artistic liberty - transformed an average meat-packer named Sam into a national icon.