During the Battle of Taierzhuang in WWII, due to their lack of Anti-Armor weapons, the Chinese fielded suicide units called "Dare-to-Die Corps" who wore high explosive dynamite vests and blew up tanks by detonating themselves under hem. They helped win their country's first victory in WWII. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Modern body armor was created by a pizza delivery guy who was wounded in the head and leg after a pizza delivery turned into a shootout. Richard Davis, a former US Marine, developed the bulletproof vest using Kevlar. During testing, he shot himself in the chest 190 times. businessinsider.com/moder…
When Suzanne Vega headlined the Glastonbury Festival in 1989, she and her band wore bulletproof vests due to death threats they had received. bbc.co.uk/music/articles/…
It’s illegal in the US for a convicted felon to own or wear a bulletproof vest criminaldefenselawyer.com…
Professional rodeo cowboy Cody Lambert created the protective vest that most professional bull riders now wear, after seeing the death of his friend, Lane Frost at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on July 30, 1989. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
The Ancient Mongol Warriors were said to have worn silk vests, as an arrow hitting silk does not break the silk but ends up embedding the arrow in the flesh wrapped in silk, allowing the arrow to be removed by gently teasing the silk open. blog.patra.com/2014/05/29…
The us miltary is trying to use spider silk to maje bullet proof vests businessinsider.com/the-u…
In 1990, Katya Mayorova was crowned as "Miss KGB", the world's only holder of a security services beauty title. She was described as "wearing her bulletproof vest with an exquisite softness", with one of her many charms "her ability to deliver a karate kick to her enemy's head" rbth.com/history/332286-m…
Bald Eagles are feeding in a suburban Seattle landfill and dropping their trash leftovers in nearby residents' yards. The official β€œbird management plan" sent drones to chase away birds but were ripped up in the sky by eagles. "Scarecrow" mannequins with safety vest and hard hat also failed. seattletimes.com/seattle-…
In 2016 news anchor Anderson Cooper donated bullet proof vests to every K9 unit in the Virginia Police Department after finding out that a police dog was shot and killed during a shootout. mashable.com/2016/01/15/a…
Today I learned of Operation Paul Bunyan. Launched in response to the Korean Axe Murder Incident where Americans trimming a tree in the DMZ were killed by North Koreans, the US went back to cut it down. Bringing with them overwhelming firepower with hundreds of soldiers (some with suicide vests) and air support theatlantic.com/internati…
The judge in the Terri Schiavo case had to be flown to a secret location to make a final decision to take her off life support, he wore a bullet-proof vest after her death and had cops on land and water guarding his home, and had to quit his church. He also was Jim Morrison's college roommate. tampabay.com/florida/2019…
Conan, a military dog who took part in the raid on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named after Conan O'Brien. He chased after Baghdadi before Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
3 men were shipwrecked in the south Pacific; buoyed by life vests, they swam to the deserted island Fanadik. After 3 days on the island, a US Navy plane spotted a fire the men made and then saw the men waving life vests next to palm fronds that spelled H-E-L-P. theguardian.com/us-news/2…
The quote, "History is written by the victors" is widely misattributed to Winston Churchill and that the sentiment predates him by many years. The pronouncement on the nature of history was voiced earlier by people such as Hermann GΓΆring and the Confederate Congressman George Graham Vest. slate.com/culture/2019/11…
In 1881, a doctor discovered that a silk handkerchief in a dead man’s pocket had greatly reduced the penetration of a bullet. The doctor was fascinated and created a silk bulletproof vest with 30 layers of cloth. He stopped his research afterwards. Another man invented the vest. culture.pl/en/article/the…
Today I learned about Richard Ankrom, mad that a Freeway sign didn't include an exit marker. He decided to solve the problem himself. After fabbing using countless regulation books as guides he installed it wearing a fake construction vest. good.is/articles/the-fake…
:"Eulogy for a Dog" by lawyer George Vest, a powerful tribute to all dogs, helped win judgement in Burden v.Hornsby. This was the 4th trial on the shooting of Burden's dog, Old Drum.Vest had declared he would 'win the case or apologize to every dog in Missouri'.The Missouri Supreme Court upheld. sos.mo.gov/archives/educa…
A man walked into a Walmart wearing an employee vest, told a cashier that they were wanted in the office, helped the remaining customer in line, emptied the cash register, then walked right out. He may have robbed 3 other Walmart locations as well. nbcwashington.com/news/lo…
Today I learned of three teenagers from Tokelaou who on a drunken dare, stole a boat and got lost adrift on the Pacific Ocean to be found after 51 days. They had barely any food or water, no clothing, no fishing gear, no life vests, and no first-aid kit. gq.com/story/tokelau-teen…
Two guys wore hi-vis vests to get into places like the zoo and Disneyland for free. boredpanda.com/hi-vis-ves…
Casimir Zeglen, the inventor of bullet-proof vests, volunteered as a target to demonstrate the efficacy of his invention. flps.newberry.org/article…
John Hinkley Jr. used bullets containing small aluminum and lead azide explosive charges when he shot President Reagan and several other people. When authorities discovered this, doctors removed these bullets from the victims while wearing bullet proof vests. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca from Star Wars) had to be accompanied by people wearing brightly-colored vests while filming Endor scenes in the Pacific Northwest, as to not be mistaken for Bigfoot and shot. starwars.wikia.com/wiki/I…
Peter mayhew (Chewbacca) was required to be accompanied by crewmembers who wore brightly-colored vests while in the forests of the Pacific Northwest filming scenes set on Endor, so as not to be mistaken for Bigfoot and shot. starwars.wikia.com/wiki/I…
A physical education teacher in Texas wore the exact same disco-era polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater vest in his school picture for 40 years in a row, until his retirement in 2013. dallasnews.com/news/colum…
A man swore to never shave again if Abraham Lincoln were elected president, and kept his promise. His beard eventually grew so long that most days he tied it in a knot and stuffed it into a silk bag that he wore beneath his vest. He died 50 years later at the age of 80 with a beard 12.5' long. lukebauserman.com/theweek…
The Russian city of Berezniki holds a yearly festival to celebrate its mosquitoes. They have music, dancing, and a "most delicious girl" competition, in which girls stand for 20 minutes in their shorts and vests, and the one who receives the most bites wins bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f…
Archduke Franz Ferdinand owned an early version of a bulletproof vest made from silk. Despite modern tests indicating that a bullet of the era would have been stopped by it, and Ferdinand knowing that there was a threat to his well-being, he did not wear the vest on the fateful day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
Today I learned of β€œUgly George” who filmed himself roaming m the streets of Manhattan in an open chested silver vest and short shorts asking women to take their clothes off for public access television. The β€œUgly George Show” aired weekly for 10 years nytimes.com/2005/07/10/ny…
Life vests were originally nicknamed β€œMae West” because someone wearing the inflated life preserver often appeared to be as large breasted as the actress Mae West. wikipedia.org/wiki/Person…
The first suicide vest was invented and used in New Zealand. stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/o…
Wu-Tang Clan's Ol' Dirty Bastard was the first person in California arrested under the then new law against being a convicted felon wearing a bulletproof vest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol'…
The kazoo was invented in 1840. It was presented to the world in 1852 as the "Down South Submarine" at Georgia's state fair. Legend tells that it was made in collaboration between Alabama Vest( African American) and Thaddeus Von-Clegg(German American Clockmaker) nationalkazooday.com/hist…
Ol' Dirty Bastard was the first person convicted under a California law making it illegal for a convicted felon to wear a bulletproof vest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol'…
Korea developed some of the first bulletproof vests. The US Navy captured one of the vests and took it to the US, where it was stored at the Smithsonian Museum until 2007. The vest has since been sent back to Korea and is currently on display to the public en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
The real guy behind the 'Bad Luck Brian' meme purposefully looked goofy for the picture he is known for. He purchased the vest at a thrift store and rubbed his face to get the awkward redness. washingtonpost.com/lifest…
In 1993, Mattel introduced "Earring Magic Ken", featuring blonde highlights, purple shirt, lavender vest, necklace with a circular charm and earring in its left ear. Kitsch-minded gay men bought the doll in record numbers, making Earring Magic Ken the best-selling Ken model in Mattel's history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
It is illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a crime in the USA criminaldefenselawyer.com…
Bahia Bakari, a 12 year old French girl, was the sole survivor of an Airbus A310 crash near Comoros that killed 152 people. She could barely swim and had no life vest, but clung to a piece of aircraft wreckage for over 9 hours before being rescued. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah…
After a hijacked Ethiopian Air jet crashed in the ocean, an estimated 60-80 people who survived the initial water-crash ignored the captains pleas to not inflate the life vests inside the plane. They all drowned when rushing water pinned their inflated vests against the fuselage's ceiling. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
-That some police dogs are equipped with ballistic vests and even given a full police funeral when killed in the line of duty en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
The night Tupac died in Las Vegas, his fiancΓ© Kidada Jones asked him to wear his bulletproof vest, but he told her it was too hot. hiphopwired.com/255662/10…
The origin of Jackass came when Johnny Knoxville tested self-defense equipment on himself. This included him being maced, tasered, and finally shooting himself in the chest while wearing a bullet-proof vest. MTV has never allowed this stunt to be included on any of the Jackass episodes or DVDs. zappinternet.com/video/Ji…
The police/army didnt invent the bulletproof vest...A pizza guy from detroit did, after he was shot twice on a delivery humansinvent.com/#!/1041/…
Mattel made an Earring Magic Ken doll in 1993, complete with frosted hair, a purple mesh shirt, lavender vest and an earring in his left ear. Dubbed the "Alternative Lifestyle" Ken, the doll was almost completely sold out of stores by Christmas, due to the gay community's interest. manbehindthedoll.com/mbtd…
There are "gangs" of superfans at Disneyland that roam the park daily wearing leather and denim vests with Disney themed patches. vice.com/en_us/article/8g…
Franz Ferdinand was wearing a bulletproof vest the day he was shot, unfortunately he was shot in the neck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
Bahia Bakari, a 12 year old French girl, was the sole survivor of an Airbus A310 crash near Comoros that killed 152 people. She could barely swim and had no life vest, but clung to a piece of aircraft wreckage for over 9 hours before being rescued. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah…
Today I learned about French cavalry officer Pierre Mairesse-Lebrun, a POW who escaped from Colditz and made it to the German-Swiss Frontier with no food, money, maps or papers, wearing a vest, shorts and tennis shoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…

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