There is already an avenue for priests to marry in the Catholic Church: They have to be married before they enter the priesthood. This avenue is only available to Eastern Catholics though. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
RenΓ©e L'EspΓ©rance, the face of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, was not a typing instructor at all, but rather a perfume saleswoman at Saks Fifth Avenue. Mavis Beacon was named after one of the developer’s favorite musicians. curioushistorian.com/did-…
Mavis Beacon is not a real person. She was played by RenΓ©e L'EspΓ©rance, who worked at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mav…
Streets generally run East to West and Avenues generally run North to South. joeheidt.com/blog/differe…
The runway of the Gibraltar International Airport is intersected with the main road heading towards Spain, called Winston Churchill Avenue, which has to be closed every time a plane lands or departs. mnn.com/green-tech/transp…
Street names follow a specific pattern. A Road connects two points. Street is a public way with buildings on both sides. Avenue is a public way often in a city, usually with trees or buildings on the side. Lane is a narrow road, often in a rural area, court ends in a circle or loop vox.com/2016/11/14/132754…
The Iran Mall is the world's largest shopping mall. It features a fashion avenue, a diamond and crystal atrium, three food courts with more than 200 restaurants, and a 3,300 square meter book garden with 67,000 volumes of books en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira…
In Dec 1931 while visiting NYC, Winston Churchill was struck and injured by a car while crossing 5th Avenue because he forgot that cars in America drive on the opposite side of the road as they do in Britain winstonchurchill.org/publ…
Today I learned of Death Avenue, the nickname for Eleventh Avenue in NYC throughout the late 19th and early 20th century. In an attempt to warn pedestrians, the railroads hired cowboys to ride in front of incoming trains waving a red flag. The nickname remained until an elevated track opened in 1934 thehighline.org/blog/2015…
Grant Avenue, San Francisco, is still written and said in Chinese as "Dupont Gai" (Gai θ‘— means street). When San Francisco was rebuilt after being leveled in the 1906 earthquake, Dupont Street was upgraded and given a new name: Grant Avenue, after President Ulysses S. Grant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Masaryk, Mexico City, is of the most expensive shopping districts in the world. The avenue was named after the first President of Czechoslovakia, TomΓ‘Ε‘ Garrigue Masaryk in 1936. In 1999 the city of Prague donated a statue of Masaryk there en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ave…
Today I learned of Jane Percy’s Poison Garden, which has ricin, strychnine, coca and more. The Duchess of Northumberland stated:”Children don't care how a plant cures (…) They want to know how it kills. Here we offer a new avenue to get people talking about the misuse of drugsβ€”most of which grow in nature." mentalfloss.com/article/6…
At 52 stories 270 Park Avenue in New York City will be the tallest building to have "voluntarily" demolished in the world, once its demolition is completed next year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/270…
Today I learned about Relcom, the first Soviet ISP who, during the attempted Communist Party coup of August 1991, provided the only reliable communications avenue to the world via Usenet after the Communists had captured the television and radio stations. Boris Yeltsin credits them for defeating the Communists. phys.org/news/2011-08-e-m…
The Hudson's Bay Company (known for its Hudson's Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue stores) was a belligerent in the American Indian War (1670-1924) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hud…
In Manhattan roads are organized so that avenues run north/south and streets run east/west. The only major exception to this rule is Broadway which runs diagonally across the majority of the city. becomeanewyorker.com/stre…
Saks Fifth Avenue is owned by the Hudson's Bay Company which at one time explored and owned most of Canada en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hud…
The co-creator of "Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q" is the composer of the songs in Disney's "Frozen" and "Coco" & even has an EGOT! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Trey Parker & Matt Stone were inspired to make 'The Book of Mormon' after seeing the Broadway musical 'Avenue Q'. Robert Lopez, creator of 'Avenue Q', was inspired to make it after seeing Trey Parker & Matt Stone's movie 'South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut' youtube.com/watch?v=p-a9J…
"View of the World from 9th Avenue", published on the New Yorker cover in 1976, is regarded as one of the greatest magazine covers of recent generations and is studied by art students around the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vie…
The Scrubs musical episode was created with the help of Broadway's Avenue Q's cast and writers. playbill.com/article/scru…
NYC's Park Avenue is not named for Central Park. An open cut was made in 4th Avenue to allow for a railroad. Eventually, this was covered with grates and grass, forming a park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
In 1932, 1000 military soldiers and 6 light tanks were ordered to march on the Bonus Army, a group of WW1 veterans who were peacefully demonstrating on Pennsylvania Avenue over the immediate compensation for their service during the war. britishpathe.com/video/bo…
There is a neighborhood in Las Vegas where the streets are all named after Star Wars, including Skywalker Avenue, Leia Street, and Vader Avenue. lasvegassun.com/news/2002…
The design of 432 Park Avenue, NYC, the ultra-skinny and ultra-expensive tower that houses the highest apartments in the world, is based on a fancy Austrian trash can. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/432…
When Brooks Brothers sold cotton madras garments to consumers without proper washing instructions, it caused the bright madras dyes to bleed & fade in the wash. In response to this, Madison Avenue's David Ogilvy coined the phrase "guaranteed to bleed" & used this as a selling point instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
The birthplace of Scrabble is in a Methodist church basement in Queens, New York and it's commemorated by a 35th Avenue street sign that includes the Scrabble value for each letter at the corner of 81st Street and 35th Avenue atlasobscura.com/places/b…
Fifth Avenue (NYC) retail floor space rents at the highest rate in the world - $3000/SQ ft. Per year. nytimes.com/2017/01/09/op…
The design of the tallest residential building in the world, 432 Park Avenue in Manhattan, is inspired by a trash can. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/432…
David Ogilvy, a founder/forefather of modern advertising, despised outdoor ads: "Man is at his vilest when he erects a billboard. When I retire from Madison Avenue, I am going to start a secret society of masked vigilantes... chopping down posters at the dark of the moon." goodreads.com/author/quot…
Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant is based on a real street in Brixton, London which was the first market street to be lit by electricity. The song describes the 1981 Brixton riots in the 1980s where tensions over unemployment, racism, and poverty led to massive clashes with the police. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
The Secret Service closed down Pennsylvania Avenue to vehicular traffic in 1995, dismaying drive-by tourists and D.C. commuters but delighting street-hockey enthusiasts and protesters who now enjoy four lanes of open space usatoday.com/story/theova…
The 12th Avenue South Bridge in Seattle, is called officially as "Jose Rizal" bridge in 1974 to honor the Filipino patriot but the name itself was not much known to people who lives in Seattle o.seattletimes.nwsource.c…
An avenue is traditionally a straight road which emphasize arrival at a landscape or architectural feature and A boulevard is usually a widened, multi-lane arterial street with a median and landscaping between the curbs and sidewalks on either side. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
It snowed 8 inches on the eve of John F. Kennedy's inauguration. To clear Pennsylvania Avenue, an army of men worked all night, using flame-throwers. photos.masslive.com/repub…
Although "Madison" was the second most popular girl's name in 2001, it was virtually unheard of before the 1984 movie Splash, where a mermaid adopts it as her human name after seeing a street sign for Madison Avenue. To this Tom Hanks's character initially protests: "But Madison isn't a name!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
Many Simpsons characters are named after streets in Portland OR, Matt Groening's home town. Examples include Quimby Street, Lovejoy Street, and North Van Houten Avenue. everywhereist.com/portlan…
After the death of Bobby Sands, a Provisional IRA hunger striker, Winston Churchill Boulevard, the entrance and mailing address of the UK embassy in Iran, was renamed to Bobby Sands Street. The embassy simply moved its entrance door to Fardowsi Avenue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Robert Lopez, co-writer of Let It Go from Frozen, co-created and co-wrote Avenue Q and The Book Of Mormon, guest wrote a South Park episode, wrote four songs for the Scrubs episode My Musical, and is one of 12 people to have ever won EGOT: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert…
The author of "Goodnight Moon" left all of the book's royalties to her 9-year old neighbor, Albert Clarke, in 1952. Since then, Clarke has been arrested dozens of times, had 2 kids with a homeless woman he met on 6th Avenue in NYC, and has squandered most of the millions he has received. joshuaprager.com/articles…
Abercrombie & Fitch's store on Madison Avenue in New York City used to sell guns and had a shooting range in its basement bloomberg.com/news/articl…
There's a roadway in Seville called the "Avenue de Kansas City." This is because Seville and Kansas City, Missouri are designated sister cities - largely due to the replication of Moorish architecture, like the Giralda, throughout Kansas City. travelandphototoday.com/2…
When Queen Elizabeth visited Bloomingdales in New York City in 1976 that all traffic on Lexington Avenue was redirected so she could exit on the right side as per royal protocol boweryboyshistory.com/201…
Mavis Beacon (of the old Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing software) wasn’t a real person. The model on the box worked cosmetics at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and the creators liked her look. nytimes.com/1998/12/31/te…
Russian President Boris Yeltsin in 1995 was found on Pennsylvania Avenue, drunk, in his underwear and trying to hail a cab in order to find pizza en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
1/300 people infected with HIV are able to fight off the virus via their own immune systems. How? Killer T cells which utilize specific amino acid sequences. It is a hopeful avenue of research against AIDS. nature.com/news/2010/1011…
The Hudson's Bay Company, the fur trading company that was once the largest land holder in North America, still exists and is the parent corporation for Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hud…
An algorithm is used to estimate the closest east–west cross street for building numbers on north–south avenues in the New York City borough of Manhattan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
As of 2009, just the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York alone made $350 million per year fastcompany.com/1337828/a…
"Sesame Street" got its name because at the promotional deadline, "it was the least bad title." Rejected titles included "The Video Classroom," "1-2-3 Avenue B," and "Fun Street.” sesameworkshop.org/our-bl…
The woman who depicted Mavis Beacon from Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, is Renee L’Esperance. She was discovered at the perfume counter of Saks Fifth Avenue. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
A 563-mile highway linking St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO is officially designated "Avenue of the Saints." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ave…
Constitution Avenue in Washington DC used to be a Canal and most of the National Mall (where the monuments are) was under water en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
Times Square takes its name after the New York Times headquarters, which moved to the intersction of Broadway and 7th Avenue in 1905. timessquarenyc.org/histor…
The Felix character was borrowed from the popular 1920s cartoon "Felix the Cat" by pioneering L.A. automobile dealer Winslow Felix, who opened Felix Chevrolet in 1921 at 12th Street and Grand Avenue. Felix was a friend of filmmaker Pat Sullivan, whose studio created the mischievous character. felixchevrolet.com/welcom…
In the original Broadway production of Avenue Q, all of the money collected from the audience during The Money Song is donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. genius.com/11838089
Some of the tallest buildings in the world, like the Burj Khalifa and 432 Park Avenue, can sway up to five feet in the right weather conditions. sploid.gizmodo.com/video-…
Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, where Yankee Stadium is located, is named for Winston Churchill's American grandfather. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
Colfax Avenue in Denver, CO is America's longest continuous street en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
The Browns were the first team to use a radio inside of a helmet. During the 1956 season opener in Chicago, quarterback George Ratterman wore the helmet and had to contend with outside interference. β€œI’m getting cab calls from Michigan Avenue to State Avenue,” he complained to his teammates. mmqb.si.com/2014/06/11/pa…
Winston Churchill Avenue is the only road to get from Spain to Gibraltar, and drivers must pass straight through runway 09/27 at Gibraltar International Airport. Similar to a railroad crossing, the road is temporarily closed when airplanes are coming to land. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
The runway of Gibraltar International Airport intersects with Winston Churchill Avenue, the main road heading towards the land border with Spain. The road has to be closed each time a plane lands or takes off en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gib…
During a visit to Washington DC in 1995, Russian President Boris Yeltsin was found by secret service agents in only his underwear on Pennsylvania Avenue trying to hail a taxi. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
In Tucson, AZ E/W roads are called streets, N/S roads are called avenues, and roads running diagonally to the cardinal directions are called "stravenues" wikipedia.org/wiki/Strave…
Between New York's 6th and 7th avenues, there is a 6 and a half-th avenue en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
Today I learned of Moondog, (Louis Thomas Hardin), a blind viking musician who was willingly homeless in New York for 20 years, preforming and selling his works on Sixth Avenue, becoming known as "The Viking Of Sixth Avenue". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo…
French poet and novelist Victor Hugo lived his last days in Paris on the "avenue Victor Hugo", having as his address "Mr Victor Hugo, In his avenue, in Paris". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ave…
The Saks 5th Avenue store is so big its shoe department has its own zipcode reuters.com/article/us-re…
Over dinner after seeing a Broadway showing of Avenue Q, co-author Robert Lopez told Trey Parker and Matt Stone his idea to make a musical about Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. Parker and Stone, stunned, revealed they had had the same idea. Soon later, The Book of Mormon was born. vogue.com/865461/south-pa…
Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the KKK, learned their secrets, and tried to make their secrets public knowledge. When all other avenues failed him, Superman helped him publicize the secrets. dangerousminds.net/commen…
The Tesla Gigafactory is on Electric Avenue tesla.com/gigafactory
112 Ocean Avenue, the house featured in the Amityville Horror, is still standing, and is currently on the market for $850K. nydailynews.com/new-york/…
The Lexington Avenue Subway Line in New York City with it's average of 1.3 million daily riders is more than the total riderships of the transit systems of San Francisco (452,600 weekday passengers), Chicago (772,900 weekday passengers), Washington (748,800) and Boston (569,200) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRT…
July 9 Avenue in Buenos Aires is the world's widest street. One full city block in width, it has 14 lanes plus two parallel streets of two lanes each. All intersections have traffic lights and pedestrians need two or three green lights to cross the avenue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9_d…
The 432 Park Avenue building (picture in comments) was inspired by a trashcan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/432…
The name Madison was not used commonly until the move Splash came out in 1984 in which the main character adopted the name from Madison Avenue in NYC. It is now the 9th most popular name in the U.S. behindthename.com/name/ma…
Eddy Grant's 1982 pop hit "Electric Avenue" is about riots in 1981 on the first street in London to have electricity. songplaces.com/Electric_A…
The girls name "Madison" is directly linked to the 1984 movie Splash. Darryl Hannah's mermaid character just chose the NY avenue as her name. yahoo.com/movies/bp/splas…
A county in Minnesota replaced signs for 420th Avenue with 42Xth Avenue because stoners would steal the signs so often hightimes.com/read/pot-sm…
NYC's 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the world, was inspired by a trash can. ny.curbed.com/2015/6/1/99…
Today I learned of the Hudson Bay Company that was founded in 1670 as a fur trading company and is now a multibillion-dollar company that owns popular stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Lorde and Taylor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hud…
"Electric Avenue" is actually a song about the 1981 Brixton Riot in London en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
French poet, novelist, and dramatist Victor Hugo, author of "Les MisΓ©rables", lived his final years on a street bearing his name. People sending him mail addressed it to "Mr Victor Hugo, In his avenue, in Paris". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ave…
-The site portrayed in Edward Hopper's famous painting "Nighthawks" is NYC (70 Greenwich Avenue at 11th. Street) itats.org/finding-hopper-…
The cumulative cost of advertising for the Times Square billboard, the tall tower in the middle of the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, is $23,000,000, which makes it the most expensive set of billboards in the world. businessinsider.com/what-…
The Centennial Light is the world's longest-lasting light bulb, burning since 1901. It is at 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California, and maintained by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. centennialbulb.org/
Billboards near federal highways can only be a certain size, and because Manhattan avenues are federally classified as "highways," the Times Square advertisements may be illegal. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship Manhattan property was appraised at 3.7 billion dollars just 1 year after the entire company and its assets were bought by HBC for 2.9 billion in 2013. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
The Diamond District in New York City (47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue) does an average of $400,000,000 of business every day, and nearly 90% of the diamonds in the US enter through this marketplace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/47t…
The world's smallest house (188 sq. feet) is at Richmond Avenue, Islington, London N1 in the popular neighborhood of Barnsbury. The listing of the house was roughly $450,000 pounds ($638,079.75 US dollars) which is higher than the average price of a UK home. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
344 year old Hudson Bay Company is the oldest corporation in America it now owns Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord and Taylor department stores. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hud…
Chocolate Avenue is a street in Hershey, Pennsylvania known for its street lamps that are shaped like Hershey's Kisses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
The Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, TX has the largest urban bat colony in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
Electric Avenue in Brixton (of the song fame) is called Electric Avenue because it was the first market street lit by electricity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
A one block remnant of 13th Avenue in NYC still exists after being trimmed to lengthen the docks for the Titanic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13t…
As a result of a policeman's prank there is now a police station in Sheffield (South Yorkshire, UK) located on 'Letsby Avenue'. publictransportexperience…
The average distance between avenues in Manhattan is 750 feet. nytimes.com/2006/09/17/ny…
Charles Bronson changed his surname from Buchinsky to Bronson because his agent feared that an Eastern European surname might damage his career during the "Red Scare." He took his inspiration from the Bronson Gate at Paramount Pictures on the corner of Melrose Avenue and Bronson Street. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
A Stravenue is a type of road that runs diagonally between and intersects a Street and an Avenue en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…

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