One of the 2 co-owners/founders of Macy's died on the Titanic, along with his wife, because he refused to board rescue ships before women and children were helped. His wife chose to stay behind because she did not want to abandon her husband, so they both died together aboard the Titanic. chonday.com/straumacy18
In the away team dressing room at Chelsea FC's stadium, the coat-hangers are very high up to strain the players' limbs; the tactics board is at the back of the door, which is a fire exit and must stay open; and the mirrors give players the impression of being smaller than they actually are uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/…
When an inmate enters San Pedro Prison they have to purchase a cell. They can purchase a cell from the prison mayor or freelance agents who typically advertises avaliable cells in restaurants and bulletin boards. Housing in the prison varies between $20 and $5,000 depending on the quality. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
In the 1920s, one reason corsets went out of style was because they were made of lots of metal which was needed for tools during WWI. The U.S War Industries Board even asked women to stop buying them which helped them save enough metal to build two battleships. insidehook.com/article/hi…
Professional basketball player Marvin Barnes, once refused to board a plane from Louisville to St. Louis. Because the flight was scheduled to arrive (Central Time) before its departure time (Eastern Time), Barnes famously said, "I ain't getting in no damn time machine." He rented a car instead en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Due to a design flaw, when Apple III owners had problems (like garbled data) they were instructed to "lift the machine 3 inches and drop it in order to re-seat the chips on the logic board". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
In Sierra Leone, before getting a driver's license, you have to buy a board game called "The Drivers' Way" and play it at least once. The game involves rolling stoplight-themed dice and moving models of classic cars around a board, together with answering questions about the country’s road laws newsfeed.time.com/2013/10…
Sugar can be dangerously explosive. In 2008, 14 people died and 40 were injured when sugar dust combusted at Imperial Sugar's refinery in Georgia. A U.S. Chemical Safety Board report found the explosion was entirely preventable. The sugar industry has been aware of explosion risks since 1926. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
In 1943, a Japanese destroyer sank an American ship with JFK on board. While everyone assumed the entire crew died, 11 survived and swam to a nearby island. JFK carved a distress note on a coconut shell, and they were rescued. history.com/this-day-in-h…
In April 2008, Comcast sued the Chattanooga Electric Power Board (EPB) to prevent it from building a fiber network to serve residents who were getting slow speeds from the incumbent cable provider, and lost. After EPB launched in 2009, Comcast and AT&T finally started upgrading their services. arstechnica.com/informati…
Some school districts argued that Brown v Board only applied to African Americans and continued discriminating against Latinos. Not until the case Cisneros v CCISD was it fully reversed in 1970. tshaonline.org/handbook/e…
Typhoon class submarines have a swimming pool and a sauna on board along with other luxury features like a full gym and wood paneled walls. technology.org/2019/01/31…
Pres. Jimmy Carter was fishing in his hometown of Plains, GA in a boat alone. A rabbit chased by hounds jumped in the water and swam towards him, trying to board. The event was sensationalized by press and critics framed the event as emblematic of Carter's presidency as hapless and enfeebled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Chess engines use what are known as bitboards, 64-bit numbers that represent the chess board. Since most computers use 64-bit registers and since a chess board has 64 squares, they can use several 64-bit numbers where each bit represents a square on the board. chessprogramming.org/Bitb…
In 1961, as the 17th century Swedish war ship Vasa was being lifted from the sea, statue of a runner was found on board, momentarily baffling scientists. It was placed there as prank by Finnish students on their way to party in Stockholm. ayy.fi/en/student-culture…
Skateboarding was invented in the 1950s in California by attaching roller skates to a board and referred to as "sidewalk surfing". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ska…
In 2018, a sailboat belonging to Pierre Agnes, CEO of apparel company Quiksilver, washed ashore with no one on board. Agnes was declared lost at sea several days later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qui…
Cribbage was a favorite game of submarine crews during WW2, and the cribbage board once owned by Admiral Dick O’Kane has been handed down to the oldest submarine in the Pacific fleet for the last 75 years. dvidshub.net/news/351195/…
Before the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in World War 1 the German Embassy in New York opted to put a warning in 50 newspapers advising passengers not to board the ship en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
Strategy board game "Diplomacy" was John F. Kennedy's and Henry Kissinger's favourite game. In the game, set in the years leading up to WWI, each player controls the forces of a major European power, and players spend much of their time forming and betraying alliances with other players en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dip…
Steve Jobs while interim CEO of Apple, along with Apple board member Larry Ellison, once pranked an inexperienced but adamant campaigner for the permanent CEO role by telling him he got the job two days before Christmas... Only for Jobs and Ellison to mock him publicly in the papers the next day sfgate.com/business/artic…
In 1717, notorious pirate Benjamin Hornigold and him team attacked a ship off the coast of Honduras to steal all the hats on board as theirs' have been lost while partying drunk the night before. They stole all the hats and left the ship without causing any other trouble to the crew members. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
A priest on the Titanic refused to board a lifeboat twice. Instead, he stayed behind to hear confessions and give absolution to the people left on the ship. bbc.com/news/uk-england-e…
Michael Larson, a contestant on game show Press Your Luck, memorized the patterns of the Big Board and won $110k in cash and prizes. CBS initially refused to pay him because they suspected him of cheating but paid him anyway. He later lost half of all his money in a break-in and died broke. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Harris-Stowe State College was not named after anyone named Harris Stowe, but was a merger of Harris Teachers College & Stowe Teachers College. Harris was established for white students and Stowe for black students. They merged following the Brown v Board of Education supreme court decision en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
The 334 survivors of the USS Arizona sinking can choose to be buried on board the ship--and several dozen have done so. nps.gov/valr/learn/histor…
There were a few "sponsored" units in the American Civil War. The Chicago Board of Trade Independent Light Artillery, one such unit, was formed in August 1862, and swiftly followed later that month by the competing Chicago Mercantile Independent Light Battery Artillery en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Today I learned about Jap Herron, a book Mark Twain allegedly wrote 7 years after his death via a Ouija board. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap_He…
Today I learned of the 1966 Aberfan disaster which killed 116 kids and 28 adults when a huge pile of coal mining debris slipped down a hill destroying the junior school. The National Coal Board were held responsible with 9 people named as culpable yet not a single person was fined, prosecuted or lost their job. history.com/.amp/news/eli…
On April 23, 1951 Barbara Rose Johns, at 16 years old, led a student strike to protest the inequality of segregated schools in Virginia. A civil suit filed by the NAACP on her behalf was the only student led suit to join the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
In 1908 William "Bigfoot" Anakin, a local champion, was taken along by a publican to court to help demonstrate that darts was not gambling, it was a game of skill. Bigfoot showed that whatever number the court mentioned, he could hit on the board. Judge agreed darts was a game of skill. independent.co.uk/sport/g…
Movie ratings are decided by a board of up to 10 parents who are all anonymous and all live in Los Angeles. boxofficepro.com/the-boxo…
The Ouija board got its name after the inventor’s sister in law asked the board what they should call it. When they asked what the name meant, the board replied β€œGood luck”. vox.com/2015/6/11/8765053…
When "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" was released in Australia, the film board ruled that most scenes involving monsters had to be removed, in order for the movie to be released in the country en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abb…
J. Waties Waring, a SC judge, and son of a Confederate veteran, was influential in guiding civil rights legislation in the early 1950’s. His dissent in the school segregation case of Briggs v Elliott (1951) led directly to Brown v Board. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
An Ouija board seems to move by itself because of something called an ideomotor effect. bbc.com/future/article/20…
In June 1942, LBJ was supposed to be an observer on the Wabash Cannonball, a B-26 bomber in the South Pacific. Before takeoff, LBJ left the plane to relieve himself. By the time he returned, his seat was taken, so he couldn't get back on. The Wabash wound up crashing, killing everyone on board. constitutioncenter.org/bl…
During the Tower Commission testimony Ronald Reagan had a piece of instruction written for him by one of his aides. However, the president actually read the instruction aloud, saying that "If the question comes up at the Tower Board meeting, you might want to say that you were surprised.”. dailyhowler.com/dh061004.…
The season 1 finale of The West Wing included a plot point where Space Shuttle Columbia was unable to land and they discussed a rescue with the shuttle Atlantis. Two years later Columbia broke up on reentry, killing all on board. NASA engineers had recommended using Atlantis for a rescue mission en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
The Shanghai heroin trade in the 1920s was dominated by two men. One was Chief of Police, the other was head of the government Anti-Opium Board. shanghailiving.com/shangh…
Police Dogs can be trained to find hidden electric devices like smartphones and hard drives, due to the odor of a coating that covers virtually all devices with circuit boards techrepublic.com/article/…
In order to protest the high tariffs enforced by a U.K. censorship board, a filmmaker sent in a 10 hour β€œmovie” of white paint drying. They had to watch the entire film. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Attending Harvard is free if your household income is below 65K a year. Harvard’s financial aid programs pay 100 percent of tuition, fees, room, and board for students from families earning less than $65,000 a year. college.harvard.edu/admis…
The is no official place called the British Virgin Islands; they are just the "Virgin Islands". Many authorities on the island (including the tourist board and electricity company) as well as postage stamps and Wikipedia use "British" to avoid confusion with the American Virgin Islands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Agatha Christie was a surfer. Agatha became skilled at body-boarding in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and in Hawaii she learned to ride while standing on the board. bbc.co.uk/programmes/arti…
In 1917 the US War Industries Board asked women to stop buying corsets to free up the production of metal. It liberated 28,000 tonnes of metal, enough to build two battleships. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The 2-step initial pawn move is absent in Indian chess; thus, en passant is also absent. Normal castling with rook and king is absent. The king can make a knight's move once in a game, known as Indian castling. On reaching the opposite end of the board, pawns promote to the piece of that square. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
In 1909, British suffragettes released a board game called β€œPank-a-Squith”. It was set out in a spiral, and players were required to lead their suffragette figure from their home to parliament, past the obstacles from hated Prime Minister H. H. Asquith and the Liberal government. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suf…
The standard airline practice of pre-boarding (i.e., allowing passengers with small children and those who need extra assistance to board first) actually improves boarding efficiency by 28% and decreases time to takeoff. arstechnica.com/science/2…
As Beethoven's deafness began to affect his ability to compose properly, he sawed the legs off of his piano and used the floor as a "sounding board." He would lie on his wooden floor and hit different piano notes at various volumes to feel their vibrations to see if they fit into his composition hearinghealthmatters.org/…

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