Have you ever looked at someone doing something and it is so stupid or weird that it gives you Forest Whitaker eye? With an ever growing population the chances of seeing something utterly unusual grow every day. So instead of relaying a list of things that have happened recently, we decided to make a list of weird things people do, have done, or have been forced to do. As we have said, this list isn’t about recent stupidity. Our goal is to show that people have been capable of doing stupid things for a very long time.
1 People Asked The Coast Guard To Rescue Gilligan’s Island Castaways
Gilligan’s Island was memorable sitcom from the 1960’s and was about a group of people from many walks of life who become stranded on a deserted island following a disaster at sea. Each week they faced a challenge and would somehow work out a way to solve it, usually with plenty of humor along the way.
One of the odd things about the series was that a lot of people thought that they were real people stranded on an island, a little like a sadistic reality TV show. The US Coast Guard even got telegrams and mail demanding they rescue the hapless, stranded victims.
This seriously happened. It’s like people were too dim to realize that it was a show, with a cast and script. When the Coast Guard got all of the demands they forwarded all the correspondence to the series producer Sherwood Schwartz. Needless to say, Schwartz and co thought it was quite humorous.