Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for November 24, 2014
In London in 1896, Bridget Driscoll became the first pedestrian to die in an auto accident when she was struck by a car from the Anglo-French Motor Carriage Company, traveling at no more than 5 MPH. Pregnant elephants to the leaves of the Boraginaceae tree to help induce labor, a technique also traditionally practiced by Kenyan women. The SS Bessemer, built by English industrialist Henry Bessemer in 1875, was a ship designed to cure seasickness. It featured a pivoting deck that stayed flat as the ship rolled, but was impossible to steer and crashed into a French pier on its maiden voyage.