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…
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…
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…
Producer Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment says they were inspired to create the Magic School Bus TV show after learning that many girls and minorities were opting out of science at young ages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
Little Richard sang "The Magic School Bus" opening theme song en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Edvard BeneΕ‘, the President of the Czech Republic who was exiled in the UK from 1940 to 1945, donated a bus shelter to the villages of Aston Abbotts and Wingrave in 1944. BeneΕ‘ rented Wingrave Manor for his exiled government and their families, as well as The Abbey at Aston Abbots for himself en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
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…
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…
Shavarsh Karapetyan is a retired Armenian swimmer. In 1976, after completing his daily 20-km run, he came upon an accident scene where a trollybus had fallen into a reservoir. Karapetyan dived 10 meters into the water and pulled 46 people out of the bus, 20 of whom survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
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…
In 2013, Russian explorers drove from Russia to Canada, using a bus to across the frozen Arctic Ocean, more than 4,000 kilometers (2,485 miles) in 70 days at a speed of 10 kph (6.2 miles/h) from the Russian archipelago Severnaya Zemlya to the pole and then to Resolute Bay in Canada's far north. phys.org/news/2013-05-rus…
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…
The entire Disney Transport bus fleet uses R50 renewable diesel fuel, obtained from used cooking oil and non-consumable food waste from the resort. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
The train and bus from the famous crash scene in the Harrison Ford movie, The Fugitive, is still smack dab where they filmed the crash, in the Smoky Mountains atlasobscura.com/places/t…
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…
Today I learned about "bus therapy", which involves discharging destitute psychiatric patients who still need treatment and giving them a bus ticket to go to another state, so the costs are covered by that state. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
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…
Today I learned that when a streetcar hit a bus Frida Kahlo was on, she was impaled by a handrail, fracturing her spine and pelvis. Due to these severe injuries and the long recovery, Frida took up painting to pass the time. She is now considered to be one of Mexico's greatest artists. fridakahlo.org/frida-kahl…
, the Chinese city of Shenzhen, a city of 12 million, has a public bus service that is 100% electric. China has 99% of the global total of fully electric buses. citylab.com/transportatio…
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…
Stephen Fry, renowned UK commentator and comedian, purchased a London cab so that he could use bus and taxi lanes to efficiently drive around London youtube.com/watch?v=WBZXG…
The Kong dog toy was made because the creators dog really liked chewing on a part of his VW bus, so he started manufacturing dog toys in the shape of the part for others to buy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kon…
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-…
Today I learned about 'Kiss and Ride', a type of commuting that city engineers view as important. It is when one person drives another person to a transportation hub (bus, train, or airport) to finish their commute, thus the *kiss* when they are dropped off/picked up! waywordradio.org/kiss_and…
A golden retriever, Figo, sacrificed his safety to protect his owner. He leaped in front of a school bus in an effort to protect a blind woman. The chief of police said he'd seen dogs protect their owners from intruders, but never automobiles. Figo only sustained a leg injury. abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/…
The word 'bus' is actually short for 'omnibus' meaning "To contain many things" and didn't originate until the early 19th century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus
In Korea bus stops have heated seats. koreabizwire.com/seoul-di…
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…
In 2004 a tour bus carrying the Dave Matthews Band through Chicago drove over a bridge and dumped 800 lbs of human waste into the river below, splashing feces and urine onto tourists who were on a sightseeing cruise underneath the bridge. newsweek.com/dave-matthew…
Growing up in rural North Carolina, Richard β€œOld Man” Harrison of Pawn Stars fame became a school bus driver at the age of 14, parking it at his house every night and picking up children in the morning. He also earned his nickname of β€œOld Man” at the age of 38 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Jackie Robinson was court-martialed for refusing to move to the back of an Army bus, 11 years before Rosa Parks. pbs.org/wnet/african-amer…
Today I learned about Claudette Colvin, a 15 year old African American girl from Montgomery, AL who was arrested in 1955 after she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white woman, telling the bus driver, "It's my constitutional right to sit here." She did this 9 months prior to Rosa Parks' famous protest. biography.com/people/clau…
A Denver school bus parking lot was bombed in 1970. 24 buses were destroyed, and several other vehicles were damaged. Nobody was ever charged with the crime. nytimes.com/1970/02/07/ar…
The Chowchilla kidnappers -who locked 26 children and their bus driver in a buried moving van- never got to make their ransom demands, since the phone lines to the police were occupied by worried parents and the media calling in. The victims then dug themselves out and escaped. edition-m.cnn.com/2015/11…
In 2018, a group of Russians dressed up as a cardboard bus in order to cross a vehicle only bridge in Vladivostok. They were walking through live traffic, when they were spotted and quickly pulled over by security. globalnews.ca/news/465928…
A child is 16 times safer riding to school in a school bus than in a family vehicle theglobeandmail.com/globe…
A black lab named Eclipse is a regular solo rider to a nearby dog park with her bus pass attached to her harness. Her owner meets her there. thenewstribune.com/news/l…
American professional roller skater April Corley, featured in Chet Faker "Gold" music video, was nearly killed in 2015 while on vacation in Egypt. Her tour bus was fired upon by the Egyptian military while stopped for lunch. Her boyfriend, and 11 other passengers were killed during the attack. middleeasteye.net/news/eg…
Today I learned about the Montgomery bus boycott, a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama, that also led to the Emergence of Matin Luther King Jr. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Basketball player Royce White wouldn't fly with his teammates, but rather take a private bus due to his anxiety attacks, he said that flying intensified his anxiety to a crippling level. This ultimately cut his NBA career short and he now plays in the BIG3 League founded by Ice Cube. www-m.cnn.com/2012/10/09/…
More than half of bus shelters in Dubai are air-conditioned. gulfnews.com/uae/transpor…
"Bus factor" is an actual thing. A project management measurement system for how stable your project would be if part of the team happened to suddenly get hit by a bus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus…
Today I learned about the Chowchilla kidnapping where 26 children and their bus driver were kidnapped and buried alive in a moving van. The bus driver and kids (age 5-14) were able to escape after 16 hours. eastbaytimes.com/2017/07/…
Rosa Parks didn't actually refuse to sit in the back of the bus. She was sitting in the back of the bus but refused to give up her seat in the "colored section" to a white passenger, after the whites-only section was filled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
Before β€œThe fresh prince of bel air” Will Smith was already famous but was so broke that he used the bus as a means of transportation where he was often recognized and asked for autographs. cnbc.com/2018/05/29/befor…
The Illinois Department of Corrections provides β€˜gate money’ of up to $50 and a bus ticket home to released inmates who are without savings. A released inmate said, "You go to [fast‐food restaurant] and you broke! . . . [A]fter a while...You go back to your old habits and your old ways" onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
The Netherlands / Belgium border cuts through houses, restaurants, and stores in the city of Baarle. There are 2 legal drinking ages, 2 bus companies, 2 postal services, and even 2 mayo toppings. youtube.com/watch?v=pP4OL…
Bus service in Vancouver, Washington banned bags of empty beverage containers as luggage due to people using the bus to smuggle bottles across the state line to Oregon to fraudulently redeem them for redemption values. columbian.com/news/2018/s…
Penn & Teller designed a video game called "Desert Bus" in which the player drove an 8-hour bus route in REAL TIME between Tucson and Vegas. It is impossible to cheat, the only scenery are rocks and road signs & once the player reached the destination, they had to turn around and drive back. newyorker.com/tech/elemen…
A Cleveland woman was ordered by a judge to stand on a corner during rush hour on two days holding a sign that read "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus", after notoriously disregarding the law and laughing at the charges. cleveland.com/metro/index…
Ikea's founder, the late billionare Ingvar Kamprad, was incredibly frugal: He disciplines his employees for not using both sides of the paper. He was once turned away from Businessman Of The Year Award for arriving by bus, and assembled all his furniture himself. curbed.com/2013/3/29/1025…
A bus driver jumped his bus across Tower Bridge to save himself and his passengers' lives justhistoryposts.com/2018…
In the US, cars have to stop in both directions when a school bus is loading/unloading kids schooltrainingsolutions.c…
Countless would-be adventurers have been rescued attempting to reach the bus where Chris McCandless died in "Into the Wild," as well as three known instances of fans being found dead. blogrope.com/travel/9-int…
The "bus factor" is the minimum number of team members that have to suddenly disappear from a project before it fails due to lack of knowledgeable or competent personnel. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_fa…
Russian cosmonauts pee on the rear bus tire before a space launch. The tradition was started by Yuri Gagarin who did it out of necessity and Russians have since emulated him.Female cosmonauts bring along their urine in vials ready to dump on the tire so they can be part of tradition too. syfy.com/syfywire/why-do-…
Today I learned of the largest mass kidnapping in US history. A school bus driver and 26 children were abducted as part of a failed ransom plot in 1976. They were buried alive in the back of a moving van. The driver, with help from some of the older kids, managed to open a trapdoor and free everyone inside. cnn.com/2015/11/19/us/rew…
Metallica's Cliff Burton was ejected and killed by his tour bus after selecting a specific bed to sleep in by drawing cards with guitarist Kirk Hammet. ultimateclassicrock.com/m…
On Metallica's 1986 tour, guitarist Kirk Hammet and bassist Cliff Burton drew cards for bunks. Burton won, drawing the ace of spades. Hammet replied, "Fine ... I'll sleep up front, it's probably better up there anyway." That night, the bus flipped and Burton was thrown from his bunk and crushed. loudersound.com/news/meta…
Millionaire Michael O'Leary, CEO of airline Ryanair, has his own taxicab company with just one cab so he can legally use the bus lanes and avoid traffic jams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Til…
Daniel Norris who pitches for the Detroit Tigers, lives out of a 1978 Volkswagen van bus despite making millions as a professional athlete. youtube.com/watch?v=wKPa3…
In 2008, Tim McLean was beheaded and cannibalised while riding a bus in Canada. The perpetrator, Vince Li, spent seven years in mental hospital, and was released in 2015, to a group home. He was granted a discharge in 2017. One of the first officers on the scene later committed suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
A bus jumped the london bridge towerbridge.org.uk/news/2…
In March of 1955 (9 months before Rosa Park's famous bus incident) 15-year-old Claudette Colvin did exactly the same thing. bbc.com/news/stories-4317…
Today I learned about Albert Gunton, a London city bus driver who in 1952 found himself driving his route crossing Tower Bridge when the bridge began to rise to allow a ship to pass. He accelerated and jumped the gap, and was awarded Β£10 for bravery. telegraph.co.uk/culture/a…
Penn & Teller created a Sega Game in the 90s called 'Desert Bus.' The Objective is to drive in a straight line from Tucson, Arizona, to Las Vegas, Nevada. The Journey takes aprox 8 hours, cannot be paused and you are awarded 1 point every time you complete it. newyorker.com/tech/elemen…
The city of Sao Paolo passed a "Clean City Law" a decade ago banning outdoor advertisements. Over 300,000 ostentatious business signs, billboards, posters, bus and taxi ads were taken down. Removing ads revealed civic issues, including hidden slums previously masked by adverts. 99percentinvisible.org/ar…
When Yuri Gagarin was on the bus to the launch pad, he asked the driver to stop so he could pee. It is now tradition for all astronauts leaving from Russia to unzip their suits and pee on the rear right tire of their bus. bbc.com/future/story/2014…
The train/bus wreck in "The Fugitive" was genuine and not made with models . The remains of the crash can still be seen today in the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
3 out of 4 bank notes are tainted with traces of coccain and other drugs in US, UK and many other countries. A bus driver in 2015 even won a claim for unfair dismissal after he was sacked for failing a drugs test because he handled banknotes which contained traces of coccain. telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
The civil rights movement relied heavily on the telephone. Thousands of participants in the Montgomery bus boycott of the mid-1950s found ride shares by using phone trees where ten people each call ten people, who then each call ten people theconversation.com/how-l…
Vince Li, the man who beheaded and cannibalized a passenger on a Greyhound bus, was released and is not considered a significant safety threat cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/m…
Rosa Parks was sitting in the colored section of the bus during the infamous incident in Montgomery; she was asked to vacate her seat, in the front row of the colored section, because the white portion of the bus was filled. history.com/topics/black-…
Singapore is getting ready to unveil an Underground Master Plan & build data centres, utility plants, bus depots, a deep tunnel sewerage system, warehousing and water reservoirs UNDERGROUND! thestar.com.my/news/regio…
In the early 1930s the Irving family on the Isle of Man claimed to be haunted by Gef the Talking Mongoose who would throw stones, ride the bus for the gossip and sing bawdy renditions of "Home on the Range." He described himself as β€œthe fifth dimension...the eighth wonder of the world!” mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of The Who, also sang in a series of videos for children 1-5 years old called "The Wheels on the Bus.". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Waylon Jennings was supposed to be on the plane that killed Buddy Holly, but he gave his seat to J. P. Richardson who was sick at the time. Before they left Holly jokingly said that he hoped the bus broke down, to which Jennings replied, "I hope your ol' plane crashes." rollingstone.com/music/mu…
After a video that went viral in 2012 showing a bus monitor getting bullied by students - a Canadian man set up a fundraiser to collect $5,000 for a vacation for her. In the end, they ended up collecting and giving the women over $700,000. She has since retired. cbsnews.com/news/bullied-…
Many nursing homes in Germany have fake bus stops to collect residents with dementia who try to leave. dw.com/en/bus-stops-at-ol…
A woman jumped from a moving car after seeing a spider on her shoulder. The 9 year old passenger attempted to stop the car, hit the gas, and collided with a school bus. wqad.com/2015/09/21/woman…
Yellow school buses have their own color. School bus yellow is a color that was specifically formulated for use on school buses in North America in 1939. The color is now officially known in Canada and the U.S. as National School Bus Glossy Yellow, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
That, once, while on a tour bus, Busta Rhymes heard one of the songs on Eminem's "Slim Shady EP" and got so into the music that he smashed his head on the windshield of the bus, breaking the whole windshield, because he said Eminem's music was so compelling and powerful. rollingstone.com/music/ne…

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