The fact that Joseph Smith was visited three times in one night by an angel is not uncommon. What other events in history has a message from heaven been sent three times? (More than one answer)
a. Samuel as a young boy hearing the voice of the Lord
b. Paul receiving a vision of the gentiles
c. The Nephites hearing the voice of the Savior after the destruction of many cities
d. Joseph Smith receiving section 21 of the Doctrine and Covenants
b. The fire extinguisher
John R. Boynton, of the original Quorum of the Twelve, apostatized during the Kirtland years of the Church. His list of accomplishments are many which may cause one to wonder what may have happened to him if he had remain strong and faithful in his testimony? The following are his accomplishments:
Inventor of the portable fire extinguisher
Inventor of the soda fountain
And finally, seeker of the worlds glory rather than celestial reward.
Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen, Paul Jensen, Press Forward Saints (American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications Inc., 2004), 272.