The founder of Old Bay seafood seasoning founded his own company after being fired by McCormick after two days on the job after they found out he was Jewish en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
A US law firm set up honeypots on torrent-sharing site The Pirate Bay and then sued people who downloaded their torrents. The matter reached the FBI and the pirate site accepted to collaborate with the feds resulting in the crooked lawyers getting jail time. torrentfreak.com/cooperat…
Every home game of Green Bay Packers has been sold out since 1960 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The largest recorded tsunami occurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska and reached 1,720 feet (524 meters) high. For scale, that is one-third of a mile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
Relocating sea otters to SF bay could greatly increase their population and aid in conservation efforts by keeping them safer from shark bites...but getting them there means they have to swim the "shark gauntlet" near the Golden Gate. universityofcalifornia.ed…
WIXX-FM, a radio station in Green Bay, Wisconsin, edits out "Minnesota Vikings" from the song "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo as if it were a swear word. greenbaypressgazette.com/…
Today I learned about Tangier Island, Virginia, a small island community in the Chesapeake Bay, where people speak with a unique dialect resembling British English. Due to rising sea levels, the island is expected to be lost in the next 50 years. youtube.com/watch?v=AIZgw…
Today I learned about a process called "controlled spoilage" in which certain kinds of bacteria are purposefully introduced to food in order to develop flavours and keep more harmful forms of bacteria at bay! kids.britannica.com/stude…
LeBron James decision to leave Cleveland to join Miami Heat was so disliked by the world at the time, that Osama Bin Laden's translator, who was being held at Guantanamo Bay prison wrote a letter to his lawyers saying "LeBron James is very bad man. He should apologize to the city of Cleveland." cbssports.com/nba/news/os…
Michael Bay (producer of movies with over-the-top-explosions) played a small one-line role as a Frat Boy, one of the evil gangs at Casanova Frankenstein's meeting with all of Champion City's bad guys. He had one speaking line... "Can we bring the brewskis?" agonybooth.com/mystery-me…
Today I learned of Stephen Hillenburg, a marine scientist who wrote The Intertidal Zone, a book about tide pools. After enrolling for an animation program, he worked at Nickeloden and created SpongeBob SquarePants. He later won an award from Heal the Bay for his efforts on elevating marine life awareness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Today I learned about Tangier Island in Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay, which has lost 67% of its landmass to the ocean since 1850 and is still sinking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
Serial killer Randy Woodfield was actually drafted by the NFL to play for the Green Bay Packers but was cut due to a series of indecent exposure arrests. He would go on to become the I-5 Killer and is thought to have been responsible for over 40 murders along Interstate 5 from 1980-81 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
The "Got Milk?" Aaron Burr commercial was directed by Michael Bay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is both a bridge and a tunnel. Considered one of the 7 wonders of modern engineering, it was completed in 1964 and is 23 miles long. businessinsider.com/chesa…
There is a massive impact crater in the lower Chesapeake Bay, that was discovered only by accident when Oil exploration vessels discovered the shape in seismographs of the floor of the bay. youtu.be/1iTUAUmF-N4?t=19…
Today I learned of Old Tom, a killer whale who helped whalers for 3 generation, in exchange for the tongue and the lips of the prey, a practice known as the 'Law of the Tongue'; Old Tom was thought to be the leader of a pod of killer whales which helped the whalers by herding baleen whales into Twofold Bay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
The indie movie - The Man from Earth:Holocene, was uploaded to Pirate Bay by the producers of the movie, to increase the revenue. One of the producers of the 1st part of the movie, had thanked BitTorrent, saying that it lifted the profile of the film far beyond the financier's expectations. variety.com/2018/digital/…
A lawsuit filed against Busch Gardens Tampa Bay alleged that a model was falsely imprisoned after not being allowed to get off the Scorpion roller coaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
There is a McDonald's in the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. The restaurant is only accessible to the base's personnel and the chain says it has no plans to open any other branches in Cuba. edition.cnn.com/2014/02/1…
The Hudson Bay Company sold land comprising about a quarter of the continent to Canada in 1869 for $1.5 million. The inhabiting indigenous peoples were handed over to Canada like "a flock of sheep". cbc.ca/history/EPCONTENTS…
The highest ranked position in the U.S Navy titled 'Admiral of the Navy' has only been awarded once in U.S history. The recipient was George Dewey, who earned it after his famous victory at Manila Bay in 1898 during the Spanish-American war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adm…
Today I learned of Malahayati/Keumalahayati who, following her husband's (an Admiral) death in Haru Bay War, build the "Inong Balee" Armada comprising of 2000 widowers from the Aceh-Portuguese War. In 2017 the Indonesian president conferred her the title of National Hero. jakartaglobe.id/culture/a…
Today I learned about the Bay of Jars. A collection of ancient Roman ceramic jars found in the waters outside Rio de Janeiro suggesting that the ancient Romans visited Brazil centuries before the Portuguese. italoamericano.org/story/…
In 1795, French Hussars captured the Dutch fleet in a cavalry charge. A frozen bay immobilized the Dutch ships and allowed horsemen to ride out and force a surrender. The Battle of Texel is the only documented occurence of a "naval" skirmish between warships and cavalry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Michael Bay's science fiction film "Armageddon" received the prestigious Criterion Collection treatment, dedicated to publishing important classic and contemporary films from around the world. criterion.com/films/578-a…
In 1962, developers planned to dredge 8,000 acres of Biscayne Bay in Florida to build hotels and a seaport. When a fisherman, Lloyd Miller, campaigned against the plans, those supporting the development poisoned his dog and tried to have him fired from his job at Pan American Airways. home.nps.gov/bisc/learn/h…
Today I learned about the Chesapeake Bay Flotilla, a motley collection of barges and gunboats assembled to defend Chesapeake Bay from the British Royal Navy. The ships were scuttled to prevent capture, and the sailors brought the cannons ashore to defend Washington D.C. in the Battle of Bladensburg. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Safety Beach near Melbourne, Australia was previously called Shark Bay due to the presence of many sharks . The name was changed in an attempt to attract tourists the area as they had previously feared swimming in a place called "Shark Bay". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saf…
A small island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay named Tangier Island still speaks a dialect of Old Modern English that sounds the most like British English. youtu.be/AIZgw09CG9E
During the American Revolutionary War more Americans lost their lives from neglect aboard British prison ships in New York Bay than died in all the battles of the war en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Pacific Gas & Electric attempted to build a nuclear reactor In Bodega Bay CA where the San Andreas Fault line ran directly through the reactor core. Protests by locals were ignored until an 8.6 earthquake in Alaska caused them to be listened to. sonomamag.com/nuclear-fau…
Alcatraz was one of the only federal prisons at the time that allowed hot showers to deter prisoners from acclimating to cold water and escaping through the San Francisco Bay. alcatrazhistory.com/alces…
Today I learned about the 18th century folk song Maggie May. A prostitute in Liverpool who robs sailors after spending the night with them, Maggie is eventually caught and sent to the Botany Bay penal colony in Australia. It's possible the song's story is of a real woman, Nellie Ray, a prostitute and thief. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
Today I learned about the Battle of Manila Bay (1898) which was a decisive victory for the US Navy where they sunk all seven Spanish cruisers plus a transport ship and only lost one American life: Chief Engineer Francis B. Randall, who died of a heart attack. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The Bay of Pigs in Cuba is called "BahΓ­a de Cochinos" in Spanish, cochino being a common fish in the area. Cochino can also be used as an insult in Cuban Spanish very similarly to how "pig" is used as an insult in English, leading to the mistranslation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay…
Today I learned about St. Lucia's flood. A storm tide in 1287 in Northern Europe that was so large it killed between 50,000 to 80,000 people and created a large saltwater bay in the Netherlands called the Zuiderzee (Southern Sea) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St.…
Today I learned about Humphrey the whale. Entered San Francisco Bay two times in 1985 and 1990. Both of his bay incursions resulted in rescue by the Marine Mammal Center, based in Marin County, California, assisted by the United States Coast Guard and hundreds of other volunteers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
The Canadian Navy accidentally shelled the US town of Callam Bay after an exercise shooting at drone targets in 1962, they failed to take into account what was behind the targets they were shooting at. Miraculously nobody was killed. paleofuture.gizmodo.com/t…
Artie Lange was paid $140k in one night to perform two shows at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas during Super Bowl week 2007, his highest paid stand up gig at that point. After gambling, hookers, and drugs, he spent $145k that trip. brobible.com/culture/arti…
Otis Redding was just 26 when he died in a plane crash. He recorded "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" days before the crash and, despite his young age, is considered one of the most influential musicians in American history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oti…
That you weigh less if you visit certain areas of Canada, namely the Hudson Bay Area and parts of Quebec, because there’s less gravity there than other parts of the world. science.howstuffworks.com…
Although it's called the "San Francisco Bay Area", the city of San Francisco isn't even the biggest city in that area. San Jose, its neighbor to the South, is more populous and nearly 4 TIMES larger in area. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
The famous "Aaron Burr" Got Milk? ad of the early 90s was directed by a then unknown Michael Bay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got…
Disneyworld has it's own government. The Reedy Creek Improvement District has two municipalities within itself, Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista. Both allow the Disney Corporation to issue their own building permits and liquor licenses... among other benefits. popularmechanics.com/tech…
Pardoned convict Thomas Pamphlett was shipwrecked and castaway in the Moreton Bay area, Australia, 1823, & was rescued after several months. But he committed another crime, & was sentenced to 7 years’ transportation to the new penal colony... in Moreton Bay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Howard Ulrich and his 7-year old son were fishing in Lituya Bay, Alaska, in 1958 when a landslide generated a 1,720ft tsunami, the largest in recorded history. He and his son both miraculously survived, being found nearly a mile from where they were anchored at the time the wave hit their boat. earthquake.alaska.edu/60-…
Scientists have found "supercorals" in Hawaii’s Kāne’ohe Bay, where a reef is thriving despite development, dredging, sewage and high temperatures. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
A woman was killed in her car in Brooklyn when a bullet ricocheted off of the ocean nearby and hit her through her open car window. The perpetrator was a man who’d been practicing shooting at a floating beer can on his boat in the middle of the bay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
The most popular entertainment among the inmates in Guantanamo Bay is The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. hollywoodreporter.com/new…

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