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  • [Disaster fact 1] The oleander is the official flower of the city of Hiroshima because it was the first to bloom again after the explosion of the atomic bomb in 1945.


  • [Disaster fact 2] The famous Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water" is about a casino/concert hall on Lake Geneva, Switzerland that burned down during a Frank Zappa show. Deep Purple witnessed the fire (and rescue efforts) from across the street, then wrote a song about the incident.


  • [Disaster fact 3] April 1, 1946: On April Fools’ Day in 1946 an earthquake off the coast of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska spawned a series of waves known as a tsunami. One wave as high as a 13-story building hit locally. People were running through the streets shouting “tidal wave” and people thought it was a joke. Others waves raced across the Pacific, killing dozens and leaving a trail of destruction that stretched to California and even South America. There was a total of 165 casualties.


  • [Disaster fact 4] This is a Marten, and it was responsible for over 64 Million Euros worth of car damage in Germany in 2014. It may be cute, but it loves chewing your car’s cables. In Germany, they are called “Marder.”


  • [Disaster fact 5] The most sophisticated bomb ever encountered by the FBI destroyed Harvey's Wagon Wheel Casino in Lake Tahoe in 1980. The device included 28 toggle switches, a float switch, tilt sensor, other sensors, spring switches, casing screws and joints, and a few surprises.


  • [Disaster fact 6] The three Olympic-class ocean liners were each involved in accidents: RMS Olympic was damaged in a collision with HMS Hawke, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank, and HMHS Britannic struck an underwater mine during World War I and sank. One woman named Violet Jessop survived all three accidents.


  • [Disaster fact 7] Many PBS stations across the US switched to all children's programming after the September 11th attacks in order to "provide children a safe harbor from continuous news coverage of the attacks."


  • [Disaster fact 8] The red stuff dropped from airplanes to put out forest fires is named Phos-Chek and it also acts as a fertilizer.


  • [Disaster fact 9] A nurse named Eileen Luongo in Florida reported seeing the 9/11 hijackers in the hospital she worked at. She reported this to the FBI and was subsequently fired from her job.


  • [Disaster fact 10] In 1971, a crazed fan shot a flare-gun towards Frank Zappa and his band during a concert in Switzerland. The resulting fire injured several audience members, melted the band's equipment, and destroyed the venue. This incident was the inspiration for Deep Purples, 'Smoke On The Water.'


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