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.
Although earthquakes of varying magnitude happen hundreds of thousands of times every year, it’s fortunate that only a tiny number of that total are powerful enough to cause damage to property and loss of human life. For thousands of years earthquakes were a mystery to mankind, and only in modern times have we come to […]
Keiko, the orca who starred in Free Willy was released in the wild in July of 2002 after being in captivity for 23 years. A few weeks after his release, he showed up at a Norwegian fjord in hopes of seeking human contact and would even give children rides on his back.
A jobless Irish lady who won a lotto jackpot of $46m, now plans to donate all but $2m to her town and to give local people a chance. She said “I know what it’s like to have nothing …that’s why I’m giving it away – I can’t miss what I never had.”
Mariya Oktyabrskaya, who’s husband died in WW2 so she sold all of her belongings and built a tank “The Angry Girlfriend” for revenge. Mariya, often disregarding orders not to, would leap out of her tank and repair the tank, amidst heavy fire. She became the first female tanker to ever win the Hero of the Soviet Union award.
Africa’s true size isn’t shown on standard maps and it’s larger than China, West Europe, and the US combined.
King Tut was mummified with an erection.