The man responsible for beheading and cannibalizing another man on a bus in Canada was released in 2015 and currently living free. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
In 2004 the Dave Matthews Band tour bus driver dumped approximately 800 lbs of human waste into the Chicago River from a bridge, only for it to land on an unsuspecting architecture tourist boat and about 80 of its 120 passengers (including infants, elderly, and disabled individuals). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
In 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts launched an ad campaign in Seoul, Korea where scent spray devices installed on buses would release a fragrant coffee aroma when triggered by the sound of the DD radio jingle. The campaign reached more than 350,000 people, and sales near bus stops increased by 29%. theatlantic.com/technolog…
After a 1938 bus crash that killed 25 students and the driver, a law was created that β€œrequired school bus drivers to open the door and their side window, and listen, before proceeding.” deseret.com/2009/10/21/20…
In response to the Rosa Parks incident, the Montgomery bus boycotters organized as the Montgomery Improvement Association, or MIA. They selected Martin Luther King Jr., a newcomer to Montgomery, who was a young and mostly unknown minister of the Dexter Ave. Baptist Church, to be their leader. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
In the 1940s, a veteran NYC bus driver took his city bus on a two-week joyride to Florida. There, he was found by detectives and a mechanic. They all rode back to the city, where he was arrested. Charges were dropped and he was allowed to keep his job as his story gained popularity. gothamist.com/arts-entert…
After the horrific murder, beheading, and cannibalization of a Greyhound passenger in 2008 the company had to pull their advertising campaign which extolled the relaxing upside of bus travel and stated, "There's a reason you've never heard of bus rage". cbsnews.com/news/bus-rage…
During a concert in Ireland, Dave Mustaine (of Megadeth) drunkenly dedicated a song to "the cause" and yelled "give Ireland back to the Irish!". A riot then broke out between the Catholics and Protestants and Megadeath had to travel in a bulletproof bus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meg…
The A4 bus in England from Bristol to Bath runs on human poop and food waste. money.cnn.com/2014/11/24/…
Calum MacLeod built a 2 mile stretch of road on the Isle of Raasay, Scotland. So his daughter wouldn't have to walk to 4 mile round journey to catch the bus to school. It took 10 years to complete and has been named Calum's Road en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Today I learned of Simon Dee who shot to fame as talk show host on UK TV in the 1960s. After pay disputes a switch to another broadcaster and a bizarre interview with James Bond actor George Lazenby, Dee's shows were abruptly cancelled and he became a bus driver en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim…
Dutch authorities created over 300 little "parks" for bees on top of bus stop shelters in Utrecht; roofs are planted with low-maintenance sedum providing a safe habitat for bees. Over 50% of Netherlands' 358 bee species are endangered. Human commuters get with bamboo benches and LED lighting. thisiscolossal.com/2019/0…
Today I learned about Charles Poland, a school bus driver who literally died trying to protect the students on his bus from a violent kidnapper. youtu.be/rNbZmONNMzM
In 2015, a guide dog in New York was awarded the ASPCA’s β€œDog of the Year” award for running in front of an oncoming bus to protect his blind owner, and didn’t leave her side until she received medical attention even though he suffered a broken leg. newyork.cbslocal.com/2015…
In 1867, thousands of formerly enslaved African Americans in New Orleans protested and achieved desegregation of the city's streetcars, nearly 90 years before the bus boycotts in Montgomery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
There is a Village in Japan whose population decreased from 300 to mere 27 due to depopulation and the locals started using scare-crows to substitute the people who had left or died. These scare-crows are placed everywhere (at bus stops, schools etc.). Today this village has 400 scare-crows en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nag…
There was a direct bus service from London to Calcutta (now Kolkata) until 1976. It stopped in multiple cities enroute for passengers to shop. timesnownews.com/the-buzz…
The reason why bus seats looked ugly is to hide stains and graffiti. bbc.com/autos/story/20160…
Bayard Rustin was told to move to the back of a bus, but stopped when a white child reached out to grab his tie, before being scolded by its mom. He thought, β€œI owe it to that child, that it should be educated to know that blacks do not want to sit in the back”. He was then arrested and beaten. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay…
Some commuters in Rome can now exchange plastic bottles for metro and bus tickets. The scheme started in 3 stations. One month after launching, 100,000 bottles had been exchanged. aawsat.com/english/home/a…
Legendary Guitarist Randy Rhoads died when his tour bus driver stole a plane and went joyriding with Rhoads on it. They buzzed the tour bus in hopes of waking up the band and clipped the wing of the plane and crashed. Sharon Osborne: "They were all in bits, it was just body parts everywhere" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
Magical Mystery Tour was largely unscripted - The Beatles simply told the crew and cast to "be on the coach on Monday morning". The movie didn't even have a stunt driver - in the race scene, the bus was driven by Ringo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
By the late 90s the buses in Belgrade were in such bad condition that one passenger died after falling through the rusted floor of a bus and being crushed by a wheel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
, 11 GM buses were used for filming the 1994 film Speed. While the ramp gap jump was filmed in one take, some other buses had the front cut off for filming of inside shots of the bus. These scenes took place on California freeways. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
In the 1950s there used to be a bus route between London and Calcutta, India gettyimages.in/detail/new…
There used to be a BUS service between London and Calcutta in the 1960s. The double-decker bus was known as Albert and the trips covering 7957 KM in 110 days & cost Β£145. outlookindia.com/outlookt…
Sweetwater Sound, the largest online retailer of music equipment and pro audio gear in North America, was originally started as a recording studio that was built by one man in a Volkswagen Bus in 1979. That man, Chuck Surack, still owns the company 100% and works on-site daily. cnn.com/2019/05/20/succes…
In 2012, a Cleveland woman arrested for a traffic infraction was ordered to stand for 2 days holding a sign that read "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus." npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
About Pauli Murray. She was arrested for sitting in a β€œwhites only” section on a segregated bus, 15 years before Rosa Parks wunc.org/post/rosa-parks-…
A schizophrenic Canadian man who beheaded and then partially cannibalized a fellow passenger on a greyhound bus in 2008, was institutionalised for 9 years and then given an absolute discharge and released. cbc.ca/news/canada/manito…
Today I learned of Armenian Shavarsh Karapetyan swimming athlete, had numerous incredible heroic saves, one in 1976 rescuing 20 people from a bus that fell into a river. This act ended his professional career due to severe injuries sustained. peopleofar.com/2014/02/08…
In late 1970s Italy coins have become scarce so shops used candy, bus tickets, and telephone tokens as change until banks started issuing a kind of non-money replacement en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
Today I learned about the miracle on Dan bus 4 where a mother and her son ran into each other after believing each had died in the Holocaust years earlier. blogs.timesofisrael.com/m…
Today I learned about a journalist/broadcaster from BBC who was assassinated at a bus stop in London by the KGB. A 1.7mm pallet was shot in his leg from the tip of an umbrella. The coating of the pallet melted and allowed the deadly toxin "Ricin" to be absorbed in his bloodstream. He was dead 4 days later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Singer of New Wave band Q Lazarus had a hit with "Goodbye Horses" before disappearing completely. Despite the song being featured prominently in Silence of the Lambs, the mystery endured, with many assuming the worst. In 2018, she emerged briefly to say she was happy and a bus driver in NY. stereogum.com/2009727/mys…
In 1946, a black WWII veteran was taking a bus home in uniform, and asked the driver to stop for a bathroom break. The driver called the police, and the local chief of police arrested the man, beat him, and gouged out his eyes with a nightstick. The officer was acquitted by an all-white jury. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa…
Today I learned of a poodle that fell 13 stories, hitting and killing and elderly woman. A second woman was killed after a bus hit her as she came to see the incident, and a man died of a heart attack after witnessing the events. wikipedia.org/wiki/list_o…
Little Richard sang "The Magic School Bus" opening theme song en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
A TN man bought a school bus to rescue 53 dogs & 11 cats from SC shelters overcrowded due to Hurricane Florence; one shelter said he took "leftover pets" that would be hard to adopt out. He drove them to a friend's shelter in AL where they got baths & blankets till they could find new shelters. seattletimes.com/nation-w…
A stolen Degas painting worth 800,000 euros was found inside of a suitcase in a bus near Paris, during a random search by customs officials. It had been stolen in 2009. None of the passengers admitted to owning it and nobody was arrested. bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
The story of Isaac Woodward. He was an African American WWII veteran who was badly beaten at a bus stop in 1946 for asking the driver to stop at a bathroom, blinding him in both eyes. His case brought the treating of veterans to light and the beginnings of the civil rights movement in the 1950’s blackpast.org/african-ame…
School bus yellow was specifically created for use on school buses at a conference in 1939. Attendees at the seven-day conference included paint experts from DuPont and Pittsburgh Paints. The color was chosen because it attracts attention and is noticed quickly in peripheral vision. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
In 2008, it was estimated that there were 4,000 weekly incidents of fare evasion on New York's B46 bus route. In 2014 the MTA ranked it as "the most dangerous and crime-ridden bus route" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B46…
The Magic School Bus’ theme song was sung by Little Richard en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In an effort to reduce drunk driving, the city of Austin, TX will waive parking tickets if a receipt showing that a ride-share company, taxi or bus was used within 24 hours of receiving the ticket kxan.com/news/local/austi…
Today I learned about Juliette Hampton Morgan, a librarian and civil rights activist in Alabama. She wrote to newspapers in support of the bus boycott and spoke out against racism. She killed herself due to the unrelenting retaliation for her beliefs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
Nine months before Rosa Parks' arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin was arrested in Montgomery for the same act. The city's black leaders prepared to protest, until it was discovered Colvin was pregnant and deemed an inappropriate symbol for their cause. history.com/topics/black-…
Residents in Surabaya, Indonesia can pay for the bus with plastic waste instead of money. Paying with plastic will grant you with 2 hours of travel. The aim is to reduce plastic waste whilst getting more people to use public transport, thus lowering the number of cars on the road. asiancorrespondent.com/20…
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…

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