Today I learned of the Chinese Poet, Li Bai. Considered the greatest poet in Chinese literature, a good chunk of his poems are dedicated to alcohol and drunkeness due to his rampant alcoholism. Legend has that he drowned after drunkenly trying to embrace the moon's reflection upon the river during a ferry-ride en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_…
Today I learned about Hell Ships, ships that were used to ferry prisoners of war in brutal, oftentimes deadly conditions by Imperial Japan during WWII wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_s…
There was a train service between India and Sri Lanka, wherein passengers can purchase one single ticket to travel from Madras (now Chennai) to Colombo. They would have had to shift to a ferry for a quick hop across the 35 KM of Palk Strait. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boa…
Today I learned about the "Herald of Free Enterprise," a ferry that capsized and killed 193 people because the crew forgot to close the bow doors. ship-disasters.com/passen…
In the northernmost Canadian territory of Nunavut grocery store prices are so expensive that a 3.5L container of orange juice costs $26.29. Prices soar even higher in the winter when all food must be flown in and ferries are unable to operate. huffingtonpost.ca/entry/f…
There are Train Ferries, designed to carry railway vehicles. Some allow the trains to roll on and off directly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
In addition to the timeless Manhatten, there are four additional classic cocktails named for the remaining four boroughs of New York City. The Brooklyn, the Bronx, the Queens, and the Staten Island Ferry. All but the last date back to the 1930's. wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o…
Owning an electric car in Norway grants you free public parking, free ferry trips and the right to drive in bus lanes elbil.no/english/norwegia…
Trains can go on ferries WITH passengers inside youtube.com/watch?v=XCMJ4…
Today I learned of Alang, a town in Gujarat, India that is considered the largest ship graveyard in the world. Untrained workers dismantle supertankers, car ferries and container ships by hand with the nearest hospital being 50 kms away youtu.be/5jdEG_ACXLw
Today I learned of the Zebrugge ferry disaster, one of the worst maritime disasters since the Titanic killing nearly two hundred people. youtu.be/P28rSUJHYHA
Washington state sends it's most dangerous sex offenders to an island in the Puget Sound accessible only by a restricted state run ferry. kptv.com/story/17136279/n…
The Falkirk Wheel is a 115-foot-tall vertical boat ferry in Scotland youtube.com/watch?v=_tBH9…
Washington State has the largest fleet of ferries in the US en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
Harriet Tubman, in addition to her fame for her work with the Underground Railroad, famously served during the Civil War, including leading the Combahee Ferry Raid. history.com/news/harriet-…
Today I learned of Britain's most remote bar. 'The Old Forge' pub is located in Inverie, which is so isolated in the Scottish Highlands that no roads connect the village to the rest of the country. Thirsty travelers need to hike 17 miles over very rough terrain, or take a 7-mile ferry ride, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inv…
John Brown was the first person in the country convicted for treason, after his raid on Harpers Ferry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The passenger trains between the german city Puttgarden and danish city RΓΈdby take the ferry to get from one side to the other youtube.com/watch?v=XCMJ4…
Juneau, Alaska is reachable only by ferry or airplane and is not connected to the North American highway system, despite being the state capital. Plans for connecting a highway go back to 1972, but state research funding was halted in 2016, citing budget concerns. Local opinions are mixed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun…
There is an island in British Columbia where there is commercial ferry but no public entry. There is no commercial development on the island and, besides private homes, has only a Roman Catholic Church dating back to the late 1800s ourbc.com/travel_bc/bc_ci…
Harriet Tubman was supposed to help John Brown and his raid on Harper’s ferry, but couldn’t due to illness ilibrarian.net/biography/…
During the rebuild of the World Trade Centre, a 30-min lunch break actually ran much longer as workers had to wait for elevators to ferry them up and down. To accommodate these workers, Subway created a mobile restaurant that moved up the building as they finished each floor. gothamist.com/2010/06/17/…
While the Titanic only had enough life boats to hold 1/3 of passengers, she was actually carrying more lifeboats than were legally required. That's because lifeboats were intended to ferry survivors from a sinking ship to a rescuing shipβ€”not keep afloat the whole population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS…
Sewol Ferry started sinking in South Korea in 2014, the captain told the passengers, mostly secondary school students, to not move and just stay put. 304 passengers and crew members died in the disaster en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
A ship used in the D-Day landings in WW2 (LST 510) is still in service as a car ferry. youtu.be/DgdDJDQA0Ek
In 1987, a ferry left port with its bow doors wide open and immediately sank. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
To fly smaller planes across oceans, elite pilots install "ferry tanks" full of gasoline inside the plane and get about $20,000 per flight bbc.com/news/magazine-344…
A British Ferry captain attempted to ram a U-boat while traveling between the Netherlands and England. He was later captured and executed by the Germans for being an unlawful combatant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
In May 1996 around 800 people died after their ferry sank on its way to Mwanza in Tanzania. This is the deadliest ferry accident recorded. au.news.yahoo.com/least-4…
Today I learned of two boys from Ireland that in 1985 managed to to sneak on to 2 trains, a ferry and a plane taking them from Dublin Ireland, through Wales and England eventually ending up in New York City irishtimes.com/news/keith…
On July 9, 1937, a major fire broke out in a 20th Century-Fox film storage facility in Little Ferry, New Jersey, United States, This fire was responsible for the loss of most of the silent films produced by Fox Film Corporation before 1932. wikivisually.com/wiki/193…
A ferry sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994. The ship and 852 passengers are still at the bottom of the sea, and it's illegal to dive to it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
When Germany beat England in a game of football ferry workers in Scotland let any car with German license plates go for free. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky…
In 1972, an unknown artist spotted Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on a ferry headed to Martha's Vineyard. He told McNamara he had a phone call, led him to the side of the boat and nearly succeeded in throwing McNamara overboard. huffingtonpost.com/greg-m…
One of the very few surviving ships from the 1944 D-Day invasion is still in service as a car ferry in Connecticut longislandferry.com/Commo…
Guy Fieri's real name is actually Guy Ferry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy…
Guy Fieri's real name is "Guy Ferry" totalfratmove.com/guy-fie…
Comic Andy Kaufman's performance at Carnegie Hall ended with cookies and milk for his audience, and an invitation to see him wrestle in the Staten Island Ferry the next morning. thecomicscomic.com/2010/0…
Ho Chi Minh used to work as a pastry chef on the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry. A statue to him there was controversial; some constituents did not think Ho Chi Minh was the best role model. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
Along with being a marine transport system, the Alaska State Ferries are specifically designed to become oil spill response vehicles when needed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
There is a ferry route in NYC that's sole purpose is to transport people from Manhattan to an Ikea in Brooklyn. nywatertaxi.com/ikea?loca…
The guy that played the ferry captain in Sully (2016) was the actual ferry captain that first came to rescue passengers. myveronanj.com/2016/09/19…
In 1985 two boys aged 10 and 13 ran away from home in Dublin, Ireland and managed to get to New York all just to meet their hero Mr. T. They blagged their way on to trains, ferries and even an airplane thejournal.ie/two-lads-es…
Cockburn island is a municipality in Ontario with an official population of zero. It is the least populated incorporated municipality in Canada and has no ferry, bridge connections to either other islands or the mainland en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
Guy Fieri was actually born 'Guy Ferry' (and his middle name is Ramsay) wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fi…
A man who skirted death twice. The first is when he missed a ferry during WW2 that sank - he flew instead. The ferry sank, The second time when heavy traffic caused him to miss his flight - he opted to drive instead. His scheduled return flight crashed and all on board died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
In 1972 someone tried to throw former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara off a ferry to Martha's Vineyard. The attacker said he "just wanted to confront (McNamara) on Vietnam". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Guy Fieri was born Guy Ferry. He changed it to the name of his Italian ancestors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy…
The Victoria Clipper (a famous 35mph, 480 ton ship that ferries between Seattle and Victoria, BC) was stolen out of port by a sex offender who ripped his GPS bracelet off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Massachusetts Bay Colony started a ferry service between Boston, Chelsea, and Charlestown in 1630. This was likely the first chartered transportation service in North America. mbta.com/about_the_mbta/h…
Jon Minnoch, the heaviest man ever recorded, was estimated to have weighed 1,400 lbs and had to be transported in a ferry to get to the hospital guinnessworldrecords.com/…
USS LST-510, which landed troops at Omaha beach in 1944, is still in service as a car ferry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
Lead Singer of Breaking Benjamin, Ben Burnley, who has several phobias, including the fear of flying, used ferry ships along with the band to tour outside of US and Canada for the first time of the band's 17 year career. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
The first female New York Waterway ferry captain, Brittany Catanzaro, rescued victims of 2009 'Miracle on the Hudson'. Bio in link is 4 days before the event. hudsonreporter.com/view/f…
"Walk Like an Egyptian" by the Bangles was written after Liam Sternberg saw people on a ferry walking awkwardly to keep their balance, which reminded him of figures in Ancient Egyptian reliefs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
Mass transit in Massachusetts began in 1630, with a ferry service between Boston, Chelsea, and Charlestown. mbta.com/about_the_mbta/h…
In 2006 when a Egyptian passenger ferry was sinking in the Red Sea the first to pick up their EPIRB signal was a rescue control room in Kinloss, Scotland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
Massachusetts started a state-run ferry service between Boston, Charlestown, and Chelsea in 1630. This was likely the first chartered transportation service in North America. mbta.com/about_the_mbta/h…
NASA pays Russia $70.7 million per seat to ferry its astronauts to and from the ISS. nationaljournal.com/polit…
Sinking of MV Sewol (South Korea ferry) killed more than 300 high school students and it was all because the captain told them to stay where you. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
During the Second World War the Japanese navy attacked Sydney harbour with three midget submarines. Two were detected and sunk, while the third managed to sink a ferry. The whereabouts of this final submarine wasn't known until it was found in the harbour in 2006. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
There are 48 legal US-Mexico border crossings. These include the hand-pulled international cable ferry from Lox Ebanos, Texas to Tamaulipas, Mexico. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Area 51 has its own "airline" to ferry people in and out of Las Vegas. It's called Janet, and it stands for "Just Another Non-Existent Terminal". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
The dolphin on the Interislander ferry service logo depicts Pelorus Jack, a Risso's dolphin that was famous for escorting ships through a stretch of water in Cook Strait, New Zealand, between 1888 and 1912. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pel…
Massachusetts started a ferry service between Boston, Chelsea, and Charlestown in 1630. This was likely the first chartered transportation service in North America. mbta.com/about_the_mbta/h…
A ferry company between the UK and France bans rabbits, because of a 17th-century superstition about their being bad luck on ships manchestereveningnews.co.…
Berlin public transport (BVG) maintains a ferry boat line that is serviced by a row boat berlin.de/tourismus/dampf…
The deadliest peacetime marine disaster in history took place when a ferry collided with a tanker. Only 24 of the more than 4000 passengers survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_…
40% of Prince Edward Island residents opposed the 13km Confederation Bridge to the mainland. Reasons included fears of uncontrolled development from too many visitors. Some also thought the bridge would hurt tourism as people enjoyed arriving by ferry. books.google.ca/books?id=…
Harriet Tubman was also a Civil War spy and the only woman to successfully lead an army through the Raid at Combahee Ferry. youtube.com/watch?v=VpTf1…
Before the 1993 disaster which claimed 55 lives, Polish ferry Jan Heweliusz was involved in 28 accidents. One of the accidents was a serious fire after which damage was "fixed" with 60 tons of concrete seriously affecting vessel's stability. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
The University of Michigan's Ferry Field has a plaque honoring former Ohio State athlete Jesse Owens. It commemorates his four world records broken in the span of 45 minutes during the Big Ten championship. mvictors.com/jesse-owens-…
Harriet Tubman used opium to quiet the children on the Underground Railroad, abducted her own parents to bring them to New York, helped John Brown plan the Harper's Ferry attack, wielded a pistol while telling deserters they'd be shot, & told Fredrick Douglass that she never lost anyone. (PDF) dorchesterlibrary.org/Har…
William Randolph Hearst bought a Spanish monastery for $97,000, had it dismantled, built a railroad, dirt roads and a ferry to carry the pieces out of Spain and to California. It was to become his pool house. sfgate.com/news/article/M…
Army Lt Col. Robert E. Lee was on leave near by Harper's Ferry during John Brown's raid; while out of uniform he led 86 Marines to stop the uprising that would eventually lead to the US Civil War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
It takes 14 Days to travel around Australia. 15,823km to circumnavigate the continent on Highway 1. Throw in a 20 hour return ferry trip to include Tasmania and by averaging 60kph, with fuel stops outbackcrossing.com.au/To…
14 years ago, the Greek ferry Express Samina sunk because the crew left the controls to watch the replay of a goal in the Champions League game Hamburger SV - Panathinaikos. 82 people died. greekislandhopping.com/up…
MS Zenobia, a ferry that capsized and sank close to Cyprus, in June 1980 on her maiden voyage taking her estimated Β£200 million worth of cargo and 104 lorries with her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
The MV DoΓ±a Paz was a Philippine-registered passenger ferry that sank after colliding with the oil tanker MT Vector on December 20, 1987. With an estimated death toll of 4,386 people and only 24 survivors, it was the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_…
In the mid-80s two young Irish boys, aged 10 and 13, sneaked onto a ferry to the UK from Dublin, then onto a train to the airport, then onto a plane to New York. rte.ie/radio1/doconone/20…
A large percentage of people crossing the border by ferry on the Congo river are blind or are in wheelchairs, as handicapped people get tax breaks on importing goods from Democratic Republic of the Congo. capeoverland.com/diary%20…
"Don't You Forget about Me", maybe a defining song of the 80's decade was rejected by other 80's icons Billy Idol The Fixx and Bryan Ferry before it was given to Simple Minds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
The sinking of the South Korean Ferry 'Sewol' was caused by a combination of human error and negligence, but the fatal moment happened when the inexperienced 3rd mate steering the ship misheard the order to balance the ship to "Port," as a Korean word meaning to 'turn in the opposite direction.' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
In 1987 the Filipino ferry "MV Dona Paz" collided with an oil tanker and sank with a loss of more then 4000 people. The worst peacetime maritime disaster in history. youtube.com/watch?v=os5yW…
Sailors used to wear gold earrings to pay the ferry man when crossing into the afterlife. wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_di…
Today I learned of the Dona Paz, a ferry carrying more than twice it's legal occupancy, that burned and then sank leaving only 24 survivors out of an estimated 4,000 onboard. It is the largest peacetime maritime loss of life in history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_…
The song Don't You (Forget About Me) / the song from the Breakfast Club was originally offered to both Billy Idol and Bryan Ferry before it became big with Simple Minds songfacts.com/detail.php?…
In addition to running the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman was a spy for the Union, helped John Brown plan the Harpers Ferry Raid, and led an armed military assault that rescued 750 slaves from plantations en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
From 1947 to 1956 a pirate named Boysie Singh would terrorize the waters between Trinidad and Venezuela. He would promise to ferry people but en route would rob his victims, murder them, and then throw their remains overboard. He and his men were responsible for at least 400 deaths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pir…
Flight numbers are not arbitrary. East and northbound have even numbers, 1 is reserved for the flagship route, numbers larger than 9,000 for ferry flights, etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fli…
Today I learned of a passenger ferry "Scandinavian Star" who in 1990 was intentionally set on fire by unknown perpetrators killing 159 people. No assailant has been convicted of the crime. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
The colours of the football kits of Atletico Bilbao and Atletico Madrid were originally borrowed from Southampton FC when a Spanish boy, charged with finding a new kit, brought back 50 shirts on a ferry from England. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
A ferry sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994. The ship and 852 passengers are still at the bottom of the sea, and it's illegal to dive to it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
A man tried to throw former US Defense Secretary Robert McNamara overboard from a ferry on their way to Martha's Vineyard. capecodtoday.com/article/…
A ship of the German Empire fought the Royal Navy in WW1 on a lake in the middle of Africa and was scuttled by her captain in 1916. She was salvaged and returned to service as a passenger ferry, operating nearly non-stop since 1927. All from a ship built 100 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_…
The owner of the Sewol Ferry in South Korea, which sank Killing 300+ people, disappeared immediately after the incident prompting a nationwide manhunt. His decomposed body was found in a field less than two months later. bbc.com/news/world-asia-2…
The government runs an airline to ferry workers from Las Vegas to Area 51 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…

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