Monday, October 14, 2002

Today in History

On this date in 1966: Edwin C. RANT of Canada used a homemade apparatus he hoped would take him to the orient via the center of the planet. However, due to both malfunction and human error, he soon resurfaced in a grain field about 45 miles southeast of Dallas.  The local sheriff was not amused; nor was the landowner, although he later admitted in an interview that he would have "forgiven the feller if he'd a just brung some dadgum oil up with him".