Strange events in history

Sometimes, unusual things happen and remain etched in history for generations to wonder about. This month, we’re going to look at a few such events that are so unbelievable that they are worth remembering.

Illustration of fire hydrant and patent
Illustration: © Rama Ramesh

The height of irony

A fire that started in the U.S. Patent Office in the 19th century destroyed many patents, but one destroyed patent stands out. Ironically, the patent for a fire hydrant was among the patents that were destroyed in the fire. Imagine the feelings of the owner of the patent upon hearing the news!

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Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.