The town of Salem, New Jersey once sued tomatoes - like, the concept of tomatoes - because they were supposedly poisonous. The trial ended with a guy eating a whole basket of tomatoes. Before he got into politics, Abraham Lincoln would occasionally wrestle for sport in Illinois. He was once considered one of the strongest men in the midwest. Mehmet the Conquerer was only 21 years old when he conquered the city of Constantinople and single-handedly ended the Byzantine Empire. Russian nobles during the Muscovite period used to pay specialized professionals to tickle their feet. Australia once fought a war against emus, failed to take out very many emus, and then declared they had lost the war. Against emus. At the start of WWII, American torpedoes were so faulty that they would sometimes bounce directly off enemy ships without exploding.