The Worst Ironies in History

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The Worst Ironies in History

The Worst Ironies in History

Sometimes it seems like the world is playing tricks on us. Life can be too ironic to believe. But history shows that irony can be real. Here are the most ironic stories in history.

1. David Ingham was just 12 years old when his headmaster, Marcelus Forster, kicked him out of school and told him he’d never amount to anything. But 55 years later, the same Mr. Forster unwittingly asked the now art teacher to paint his portrait.

2. In 1985, one New Orleans swimming pool held a party to celebrate the first summer in many years during which no one had drowned in the pool. Unfortunately, Jerome Moody somehow managed to drown during the party, despite the fact that there were a full 100 lifeguards present.

3. Anthony Mesa was trying to take a drug test when he claimed that he was medically incapable of urinating into a cup if anyone else was present. Of course, the weird thing is that he was in jail and taking the drug test because he had publicly urinated.

4. In the 9th century, Chinese alchemists tried to discover the elixir of immortality. Instead, they found gunpowder.

5. Immediately before he was killed, someone said to John F. Kennedy “Mr. President you can’t say that Dallas doesn’t love you.” Kennedy replied, “That’s very obvious.”

6. In the early 70s, the Consumer Product Safety Commission created lapel pins to promote toy safety. Unfortunately, they have to be recalled for lead paint, sharp edges, and choking hazards.

7. The man who owned the company that invented Segways was tested a new model on his grounds when he lost control of the vehicle. After a lifetime of insisting that they’re easy to use, he managed to drive off a cliff into a river and die.

8. Pietro Aretino was a satirist in the 16th century who loved a dirty joke. So it’s only fitting that he was killed by one. After hearing a naughty story about his sisters, he laughed so hard that he collapsed his chair and died upon impact with the ground.

9. Draco was a Greek politician who was incredibly popular. As a way of showing him respect, people would throw hats and cloaks at him when they saw him. However, he was so popular that one group covered him with enough cloaks that he was smothered and died.

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