This page contains some
various and unusual pieces of information, most of which is
confirmed as fact. If you have something to add, send it to us
and we'll see if we can upload it.
- Pledge of Allegiance
-- Rumor has it that the U.S. Congress added the words
"under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance during
the 1950s in order to combat atheism (belief in no god),
which at the time was associated with Communism since
Communism promoted atheism.
- Gummy Bears -- It
is rumored that Gummy Bears began as an East German plot
to disrupt the classrooms of America with the hyperactive
children eating sugary Gummy Bears.
- Ho Chi Minh Trail Plans
-- Several silly plans were proposed to stop North
Vietnam's trail into South Vietnam. One was Project
Pigeon, in which trained pigeons carrying small
explosives were to attack North Vietnamese vehicles. In
tests, however, they attacked American vehicles just as
often. Another plan from someone in the CIA was to drop
millions of six-packs of Budweiser beer along the trail.
He hoped that the North Vietnamese soldiers would get
drunk enough to walk out into the open where they could
easily be shot.
- Disneyland Denied
-- When Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev visited the
United States, he wanted to go to Disneyland while he was
in Los Angeles for the day. He was told that he could not
be let in for security reasons. Click HERE for
- Stalin Quotes -- "May free, independent, democratic Poland
live and prosper!"; "Imposing socialism on
Poland is like placing a saddle on a cow."
- Khrushchev at the
United Nations -- At a United Nations meeting in
1960, when Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev heard
speeches he did not like, he "pounded his desk with
his fists, shouted insults at speakers, and stood up and
shook his finger menacingly at delegates."
(Patterson, The Oxford 50th Anniversary Book of the
United Nations) At one point, he removed his shoe and
used it to bang his desk.