There is a "Christmas Tree" (actually a large bush) located in the median of I-17 in Arizona, which has been decorated every year for over 30 years by an unknown group of persons en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-1…
US President Bush (Sr.) vomited on a Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa during a banquet. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Many people could not figure out how to change the clock time on VCRs. The difficulty of setting the correct time became such a national joke that in 1990 president Bush remarked "By the year 2000, all Americans must be able to set the clocks on their VCRs" presidency.ucsb.edu/docum…
'Skippy the Bush Kangaroo' was a tv show starring a real kangaroo that was difficult for the human staff to train. To achieve the illusion of Skippy opening a door or placing an object in her stomach pouch, the humans used cut off paws from a separate kangaroo attached to sticks. nfsa.gov.au/collection/cu…
During World War II's U.S. air raid on Chichi Jima island, nine shot-down flyers parachuted and, of them, eight were captured. They were tortured and beheaded. Reportedly, some may have been partly eaten. The one flyer who evaded capture was George H.W. Bush, who later became president. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Black kites (birds) in Australia will transport burning sticks to another area of bush to spread the fire. It’s thought this improves their hunting chances. link.springer.com/referen…
An estimated 1.25 BILLION animals were lost in Australia's bush fires. vox.com/science-and-healt…
This creosote bush in the Mojave Desert is estimated to be 11,700 years old, and is named "King Clone" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
Former US President George HW Bush was once head of the CIA en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Due to dark chicken meat being disliked in the US, they export it to other countries that do prefer it such as Russia. Their trade with Russia began in 1991 after the fall of the USSR. The chicken legs became so popular that they're nicknamed "Bush legs" after then President Bush Sr. slate.com/human-interest/…
The first woman to top the uk charts with a self penned song was Kate Bush in 1978 with "wuthering heights" bbc.co.uk/musictv/popontr…
The Australian serial killer, Eric Cooke, was captured by police after he hid a murder weapon in a nearby bush. Police found the weapon and returned it to the same bush tied to fishing line. Police then constructed a hide and waited 17 days until Cooke retrieved the rifle. murderpedia.org/male.C/c/…
In 1991 Eazy-E took part in a Republican Party luncheon with President Bush, following a $2,490 Republican donation from him. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
In 1992, President George H.W. Bush had become so sick during a dinner that he vomited all over the Japanese PM’s lap. splinternews.com/lets-not…
Turkeys were always presented to presidents to be killed for their Thanksgiving meals. Then in 1989 George HW Bush became the first to pardon a turkey instead. history.com/news/a-brief-…
Nikola Tesla toyed with the idea of a β€œworld wireless system” in the early 1900s, and visionary thinkers like Paul Otlet and Vannevar Bush conceived of mechanized, searchable storage systems of books and media in the 1930s and 1940s. history.com/news/who-inve…
The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 was intended to help the USPS be more competitive. The provision for funding in advance health benefits for retirees was added because the Bush White House threatened to veto the bill without it. roanoke.com/news/dan_case…
Out of the 36 United States presidents who ever had biological children, 19 lost a child in infancy or early childhood. The list includes George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and John F. Kennedy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The PEPFAR program, started by Pres. Bush, is credited with saving the lives of 17 million people living with HIV en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
The Republican Party accidentally sent out a fundraiser invitation to Easy-E, and he trolled everyone by donating and attending a luncheon at the White House with George HW Bush. youtube.com/watch?v=9YS-f…
The actual Mulberry bush that the nursery rhyme "Here we go around the Mulberry bush" is named after died in 2017 and was completely cut down and removed in 2019. In the 1980s cuttings were taken from it and they have grown into full trees now. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Kate Bush, global art rock icon (e.g., 1978 hit "Wuthering Heights"), is pretty much unknown in the United States, despite her incredible success in the rest of the world (everyone of her albums having gone platinum in the UK) . npr.org/2011/08/16/139579…
A 2.85m statue of former President Bush stands in an Albanian town to show appreciation for US-led NATO airstrikes in 1999 euronews.com/2011/07/07/b…
Today I learned of "A Village Fair with a Church Behind": a 1643 painting by Isack van Ostade owned by Queen Elizabeth II. When conservators cleaned the painting, they discovered that a bush in the foreground had been painted over the original around 1903; they removed the bush which revealed a pooping man. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
"the Curse of Tippecanoe" is a pattern since 1840 of US presidents dying in office if elected in a year divisible by 20. The exceptions are Presidents Reagan and W. Bush, both of whom survived assassination attempts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cur…
"threatening the President" even as a joke can send people to jail: Richard Humphreys said "God might speak to the world through a burning Bush," in regards to President Bush, was found guilty and sentenced to 3 years in prison. nypress.com/news/threaten…
Today I learned of John Corcoran, a teacher who taught for 17 years while being illiterate. He struggled in the 6th grade and never learned to read or write, and cheated his way through college. At the age of 47, he finally learned when he was inspired by Barbara Bush advocating for adult literacy. bbc.com/news/stories-4370…
Dung beetles are so useful from their diet, Australia imported 43 different species of them to combat a rise in intestinal worms, bush flies, and grazing land being ruined because of non-native cows. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
George HW Bush narrowly avoided being eaten by cannibals after his plane was shot down in WW2... newsweek.com/george-hw-bu…
George H.W. Bush ordered emergency airlifts of food and supplies to Somalia in 1992.β€œOperation Restore Hope,” to help the starving country by protecting food shipments from the warlords. By helping to end the famine, American forces saved around 100,000 lives theatlantic.com/internati…
Kate Bush has only toured once, the Tour of Life, which ran for six weeks in 1979. The BBC suggested that she may have quit touring due to a fear of flying, or because of the death of a lighting engineer, Bill Duffield, who was killed in an accident during a warmup concert. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Today I learned of John Howland, an indentured servant boy who went overboard on The Mayflower and was miraculously saved. His descendants include: The Bush family, FDR, writers Emerson & Longfellow, Brigham Young & Joseph Smith, Chevy Chase and over 2 million other Americans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Kate Bush pioneered the use of a wireless headset microphone in concerts enabling her to perform rehearsed choreography of expressionist dance and sing at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
The tradition of a β€œshort snorter” began with 1920s Alaskan bush pilots. They would sign banknotes for each other, and if they ever met again, and whoever didn't have it would owe a (short) drink. The term came to mean a roll of banknotes joined and covered with signatures. news.justcollecting.com/m…
In 1990, First Lady Barbara Bush criticized The Simpsons as β€œthe dumbest thing I've ever seen." Marge wrote a letter to her, in character, politely telling her not to be so judgmental and explaining that her family tried their best. Mrs Bush later apologized for her β€œloose tongue” telegraph.co.uk/culture/t…
After George H.W. Bush, a Naval Aviator, was shot down and rescued by a submarine in WWII, he lived aboard that submarine for a month, assisting in the rescue of other aviators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
In 2003 a herd of wild elephants released a group of captive antelopes from a game reserve in Southeast Africa. The matriarch of the herd undid all of the gate's metal latches with her trunk & then pushed it open. The antelope took their chance & ran into the bush followed by the elephants. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
"Cloudbusting" was a term coined by psychoanalyst wilhelm reich to describe manipulation of "orgone energy" to change the weather, through a specially designed machine. The term was later used as the subject and title of Katie Bush's single 1985 single, Cloudbusting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
On the Kate Bush track Ο€ (Pi), she sings the digits of pi, but gets the 54th decimal place wrong, and later skips 22 decimal places, for reasons which remain unclear. genius.com/Kate-bush-pi-l…
Today I learned of the 1969-70 Dry River-Victoria River fire in Northern Territory Australia, which burned 45,000,000 Hectares (or 450000 KmΒ²) of bush, an area larger than the size of Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus…
In 1992 George H W Bush vomited on the Prime Minister of Japan then fainted. This resulted in the invention of the phrase "Bushu-suru" meaning "To do the Bush thing" or vomit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
During WWII an American plane crashed on a Japanese island (Chi Chi Jima). There were 9 men on board. Eight of them were captured and eaten. The one who was rescued was George H.W. Bush. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
George HW Bush shaved his head in support of a member of his security teams child in 2013 at 89 theguardian.com/world/201…
As the chair of the RNC, George HW Bush asked Richard Nixon to resign. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
In 1948 Babe Ruth, who was struggling with cancer at the time, met future president George H. W. Bush who at the time was the captain of Yale University's baseball team. nhregister.com/news/artic…
In 1956 the USAF used interceptors armed only with unguided rockets to try and shoot down a runaway target drone. All 208 rockets missed, starting bush fires as well as hitting buildings and cars in a nearby town. In total over 1,000 acres of land was burnt but there were no fatalities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Today I learned of the Chichijima Incident. During an air raid in Japan during WW2, 9 American airmen were shot down, with 8 of which captured, tortured and murdered (5 of which cannibalised). The only one who survived was George H.W. Bush, a then 20 year old pilot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Jimmy Carter and George HW Bush are in a tight race to be the oldest living former President - both currently 93 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 1989, President Bush sent troops to Panama to capture the dictator Manuel Noriega. But because he has fled to The Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See, the troops couldn't get in. So they surrounded the place, and blasted Rock n' Roll music for days until he gave up. telegraph.co.uk/music/wha…
In 1992 George H.W Bush attended a banquet hosted by Japan Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, which Bush vomited on his lap and fainted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…

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