20 Odd Things That Happened Twice – Double Nickel Moments

A collection of strange and rare events that are so peculiar, they happened not just once, but twice!

“Stevie Nicks is the only woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame TWICE. Once for Fleetwood Mac and a second time for her solo career.”

“The inventor and theorist Buckminster Fuller was expelled from Harvard twice. The first time for spending all his money partying with a vaudeville troupe and the second time for his ‘irresponsibility and lack of interest.’”

“Spain abolished and restored it’s monarchy twice. First Abolition: 1873, First Restoration: 1874, Second Abolition: 1931, Second Restoration: 1975.”

“While both tea and coffee plants produce caffeine, this trait evolved independently – meaning caffeine production developed at least twice.”

“Brad Pitt was on ‘Jacka—‘, twice.”

“DJ Carl c—x played the Millennium (1999 to 2000) on New Year’s Eve twice, by performing in Sydney, Australia and again in Hawaii after flying back over the International Date Line.”

“TIL about Victor Lustig, a con artist who famously ‘sold’ the Eiffel Tower twice in 1925 to scrap metal dealers in one of the most audacious scams in history.”

“Super glue was accidentally invented twice, and was largely utilized during the Vietnam War for medical purposes.”

“Houston, Texas elected an openly gay mayor… twice.”

“Taco Bell tried twice to enter the Mexican market. Both times failed spectacularly, locals decried the food as inauthentic and a joke.”

“A woman won the New Jersey lottery twice, and now lives in a trailer park.”

“North Korea is the only country to have been caught cheating at the International Mathematical Olympiad. Twice.”

“Rapper T.I. Has not once, but twice talked suicidal people off the ledge.”

“Director Michael Mann directed Heat twice, once in 1989 as a low budget TV movie and again in 1995 as a big budget box office hit, both have the same plot and scenes but Robert De Niro and Al Pacino star in the remake. Today Heat is recognized as one of the best crime films of all time.”

“One man was caught twice on ‘To Catch a Predator’. The second time was less than a week after his court date for the first one. It was so soon that Chris Hansen recognized him.”

“Animal Planet made a fake documentary claiming the existence of mermaids. Twice.”

“Barbra Streisand had her dog cloned twice.”

“Actor Gerard Butler paid for bee venom injections twice and ended up in hospital both times.”

“Richard Nixon is the only person in US history to be elected Vice President twice and President twice.”

“TIL about Lynlee, the baby that was born twice. Pediatric surgeons, removed her from the womb to cut out a tumor on her spine, placed her back and several weeks later Lynlee was born healthy.”

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