In September 1989, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher pleaded with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev not to let the Berlin Wall fall and confided that she wanted the Soviet leader to do what he could to stop it. She (and the French President) were fearful that a unified Germany would disrupt the “balance of power” in Europe.
Last week, Francois Gissy strapped rockets to a bicycle and reached 207 MPH (333 km/h) in under five seconds. What did you do last week?
Let this woman tell you how Monster energy drink is literally from Satan.
There are more deaths from people being crushed by vending machines then people being attacked by sharks.
Upon release of the famous YMCA song by Village People, the actual YMCA threatened to sue the band. The organization ultimately dropped the lawsuit when it noticed that membership significantly increased in the wake of the song’s popularity.
Later in his life, Voltaire developed the habit of living near borders so he could more easily escape the authorities if his writings angered them
The original ‘Mind the Gap’ recording used on the London Underground was restored at Embankment station last year because the actor’s widow was comforted to hear her husband’s voice again.
After JFK was assassinated, there was a brief scuffle between local and federal authorities when the President’s security detail wasn’t allowed to remove his body from the hospital. It ended when the Secret Service agents put the local officials against the wall at gunpoint.
John Swartzwelder, a contributor to The Simpsons, liked writing and chainsmoking in a coffee shop so much that when California banned smoking in public places, he simply purchased his regular booth, installed it in his home, and continued his work as if nothing had changed.
Up until the early ’90’s, appliances sold in Britain were NOT required to have a plug on them. If you purchased a toaster, you were expected to buy a plug and wire it in.