Bill Murray once drove a taxi cab so that the cab driver could spend time playing saxophone in the backseat. The cab driver mentioned that he never had time to play his sax since he had to work 14 hours a day. Murray took the driver’s seat so that he could finally play some tunes. pagesix.com/2014/09/05/bi…
A horse and buggy ride is not a "Handsome Cab", but rather a Hansom Cab, named after Joseph Hansom who invented the safety horse cab historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
The first person to be arrested for drunk driving was one George Smith, a London taxi driver who ran his cab into a vehicle on September 10, 1897. Smith later pleaded guilty and was fined 25 shillings. history.com/this-day-in-h…
The moonwalk dance move, popularized by Michael Jackson, is an old move dating back to the 1930s when Cab Calloway called it "the buzz." Dancer Bill Bailey was filmed doing the move at The Apollo Theater in 1955. Jackson saw a dancer on Soul Train doing the move and learned it from him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo…
In 2014, black taxi cab drivers brought parts of London to a standstill, protesting against Uber. This led to an 850% increase in downloads of Uber. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
The famous "I ❀ NY" logo was drawn in the back of a taxi cab, given to New York for free, and makes New York State close to $30 million per year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_L…
Leonard Nimoy was a taxi driver before he got his start on Star Trek, and once gave JFK a cab ride during the 1956 presidential race when Kennedy was a potential Vice president candidate simplethingcalledlife.com…
Ben Gibbard, from Death Cab for Cutie, is an ultra marathon runner, regularly running 50/100 mile races menshealth.com/fitness/a2…
In 2000, two suicidal people met online and both decided they wanted to end their life by jumping off a cliff. The two strangers met up in Norway, took a cab to a popular cliff and jumped to their death together. theguardian.com/world/200…
In 2014 London Black Cabs protested against Uber by bringing gridlock across central London. Instead of damaging Uber, it brought a 850% increase in downloads of the app and hastened the black cabs decline. theguardian.com/technolog…
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 band Death Cab for Cutie is named after a song performed by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band in 1967 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
The term "cab" of taxi-cab or "hansom cab" is a shortening of cabriolet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cab…
NYC yellow cabs and livery cars have a 4.5-inch amber flasher (aka a "trouble light") on the rear. Its serves as a way to alert outsiders that they are feeling threatened. It's like their version of a silent alarm banks use. cityroom.blogs.nytimes.co…
Ed Sheeran removed curse words from his album X following a conversation with a taxi driver. The cab driver told him he wouldn’t allow his daughter to listen to his songs if he swore in them, so Ed went back and cut out all of the obscenities from the album. nzherald.co.nz/entertainm…
London Cab drivers protested Uber by bringing gridlock across central London. Bringing nearly 1000% increase to app installations and caused a stark decease in Black cabs uses hastening their decline. theguardian.com/technolog…
London black cab drivers must first pass The Knowledge, a multi-sequence oral exam requiring memorization of all 25,000 street names, landmarks, and points-of-interest in a 6 mile radius from London center. nytimes.com/2014/11/10/t-…
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…
Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers believed that he made up the Texan town of China Grove while writing "China Grove". However, a cab driver later told him about the real China Grove, TX, and Johnston remembered that the band had actually passed through it on tour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Electric cars and cabs were quite common in 1909, had a range of over 100 miles, had charging stations every few blocks in NY, were quite popular with women, and people would wait for an electric cab instead of taking a gasoline cab nytimes.com/2007/08/05/au…
When Eddie Murphy was on SNL in the early 80s, other cast members often had to go downstairs after shows to catch a cab for him because no cab drivers would stop for a young black man late at night. books.google.com/books?id…
In order to become a black cab driver in London, the knowledge test includes being able to memorize 25,000+ street names and 20,000+ points of interest youtu.be/sU4W36_5oiM
The required turning circle of a London black cab (25ft) is to allow them to navigate the roundabout on Savoy Court, leading to The Savoy hotel. (The only named road in the UK upon which traffic drives on the right). fairmont.com/press-room/a…
There are 13 secret green shelters built in 1875 dotted around London that only cab drivers can enter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cab…
The first DUI on record was in 1897, when a cab driver in London crashed his car into a building. He eventually pleaded guilty and was fined 25 shillings. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Now-NBA MVP and All Star Giannis Antetokounmpo almost had to run to a game his rookie season. After sending his entire first paycheck to his struggling family in Greece, he didn't even have enough to call a cab. He started running to the stadium when a fan picked him up on the street. sports.yahoo.com/giannis-…
Robert De Niro was so dedicated, to prepare for his roles, he actually gained 60 lbs for Raging Bull, lived in Sicily Italy for The Godfather Part II, ground his teeth for Cape Fear, became a cab driver for Taxi Driver, and learned to play the saxophone for New York, New York. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Leonard Nimoy once gave a cab ride to JFK. The future president told the aspiring actor, β€œLots of competition in your business, just like in mine. Just remember there’s always room for one more good one”. simplethingcalledlife.com…
Rapper Ice-T was honorably discharged from the US Military but spent some time in military prison after getting caught stealing a rug. The theft was successful but his getaway driver never showed up, so he called a cab to pick him and his loot up. howardstern.com/show/2017…
A cabbie told Bill Murray that he was frustrated that he drove 14 hours a day and didn't have enough time to practice playing his saxaphone. So Bill Murray drove the cab while the cabbie sat in the back and practiced. pagesix.com/2014/09/05/bi…
In 1995 Boris Yeltsin, the then President of Russia, when visiting DC was found drunk in his underwear trying to hail a cab to find pizza. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
To be a London black cab driver, one is expected to know over 25,000 roads and 50,000 points of interest and pass a test called "The Knowledge". To pass the exam, applicants usually need twelve appearances and 34 months of preparation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Trucks without a hood are called cab over or cab forward en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cab…
Semi truck drivers have what's called a "headache rack" behind the cab that is supposed to stop a heavy load from decapitating the driver if it were to come loose while stopping or crashing. raneystruckparts.com/head…
It's called a "Hansom cab", not a "handsome cab", named after the designer and architect Joseph Hansom en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
London Black Cab drivers have to go through a highly intensive training known as β€œThe Knowledge” which requires them to memorize hundreds of streets, routes, and back alleys. A training which can take years to complete. theknowledgetaxi.co.uk/
Millionaire Michael O'Leary, created his own taxicab company with just one cab so he can legally use the bus lanes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Til…
In most legal Nevada brothels, if the customer arrives by cab, the house gets 50%, the cab driver gets 30%, and the prostitute gets 20% of the revenue. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
Cab drivers in London have much larger hippocampi, which is the brain region responsible for the formation of new memories, than other people. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Guillermo Del Toro lost his notebook in the back of a London cab which contained most of the ideas for pans labyrinth. Cab driver returns the book as him Del Toro discussed comic books and had told the driver what hotel he was staying in. He received a $900 reward for its return. fuckyeahbookarts.tumblr.c…
Lorne Michaels offered John and Paul $3000 to perform 3 Beatles songs on SNL in 1976. The duo were actually watching the show live at Lennon's apartment, only 1.5 miles away. They almost got into a cab to go to the studio as a gag, but then called off the whole thing because they were tired. ultimateclassicrock.com/j…
Danny Glover used to drive a taxi. In 1999, he used his leverage as a former San Francisco cab driver to raise awareness about African Americans being passed over for white passengers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Today I learned that Anheuser Busch employees not only get 2 free cases of beer per month, but AB also reimburses their employees for cab fare if they are too drunk to drive home from consuming their products. anheuser-busch.com/index.…
Today I learned of the term "yellow cab" which refers to predominantly rich Asian women who are viewed as promiscuous and sexually aggressive outside of their own countries. Some Japanese women have even reclaimed the term as a badge of pride. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
Dustin Hoffman's infamous "I'm walkin' here" line in Midnight Cowboy was unscripted, he reacted in character to almost being hit by a cab. news.nationalpost.com/art…
The yellow cab of NYC were started in 1907 when a businessman, outraged at being charged $5 dollars ($122 today) for a 1/4 mile horse and carriage trip, decided to start his own taxi "service in New York and charge so-much per mile nytimes.com/2007/06/17/bo…
Today I learned of the Cab-Rank Rule. All English & Welsh barristers have an obligation to take on any case that comes their way, assuming that the case is in their area of expertise and the client is paying their usual rate. This is to ensure everybody gets fair representation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cab…
After winning the 1994 World Cup, Brazil's goalie left his medal and $60,000 in cash in a cab. The cab driver returned all of it and received $1000 in reward articles.latimes.com/1994…
Due to the partition between the driver and the passenger, London black cabs are technically limousines en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim…
The word 'cab' in taxi-cab or Hackney-cab is short for 'cabriolet' which is thought to come from the French for caper or antic because of the light, bounding motion of the two-wheeled, doorless, hooded, one-horse carriage, first used in 18th-century France and often let out for hire. britannica.com/technology…

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