19th century New York City was so lousy with oysters, they were typically sold for cheap from street carts for the working class. The remaining shells were then used as pavement for roads, crushed into mortar paste for construction, or burned for lime. atlasobscura.com/articles…
A fed up Jet Blue flight attendant announced his resignation over the PA system upon landing. He then grabbed 2 beers from a beverage cart and exited by deploying the plane’s emergency slide. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Today I learned about the J-Cart for the Sega Genesis. It held not only the game data but also came with two additional gamepad ports. This effectively allowed four players to play simultaneously without any extra adapters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J-C…
LBJ as VP "invited" a Pakistani camel cart driver named Bashir Sarban to the White House. Though he said it as a formality, the governments of both the US and Pakistan made it happen. LBJ and Bashir had a meal at the Johnson ranch outside Dallas, and Bashir toured the country over a week. dawn.com/news/1221711
Today I learned of Dondurma, a Turkish variant of ice cream typically sold from carts, where the vendor deliberately pranks the customer before serving the actual cone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Winnipeg's Portage and Main is considered the "most famous interesection in Canada". The downtown street is the widest of its kind due to its historic use as an ox cart trail. At its height, the muddy rut-rife passage through town was wide enough to accommodate up to 20 carts at once skyrisecities.com/news/20…
Hot dog cart operators pay almost $300k an year, to operate outside Central Park, NYC. delish.com/food/news/a395…
Leonardo Da Vinci invented a self-propelled cart (powered by two coiled springs and a balance wheel, like a watch) that could drive and even steer autonomously. v2gov.com/da-vincis-self-…
Those strip of bumps that shake your cart as you leave a store are there to tell blind people they're walking into an area with vehicle traffic (parking lots, streets, etc). They're called Tactile paving en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tac…
In 2001, R.E.M’s guitarist Peter Buck was indicted on two counts of assault, one count of drunkenness on an aircraft, and one count of criminal damage after he became unruly and at one point tried to steal a knife from a serving cart. He was eventually acquitted of all charges. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Elizabeth I spent her reigning summers travelling with an entire royal entourage of 400-600 horse drawn carts. They travelled slowly, an average of 10-12 miles a day. Her visits to houses incurred significant expenses for the host, thus they weren’t always happy to have her stay. shakespeareandbeyond.folg…
In the 1920s, New York Giants players would ride to games in Brooklyn in horse drawn carts. Dodgers fans would wait along the route and pelt the players with beer, coins, and umbrella parts. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Costco’s hot dogs started out as a single hot dog cart vendor in front of their San Diego warehouse, using Hebrew National dogs. mashed.com/103084/dont-kn…
When future Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage had a rough streak after joining NY Yankees, Mickey Rivers once jumped on the bullpen cart screaming "Don't let him in the game!" latimes.com/archives/la-x…
When shopping carts were invented, they were not popular because men considered them effeminate and women were reminded of pushing baby carriages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
"Tarzan" actor Johnny Weissmuller was playing golf during the Cuban Revolution when his cart was suddenly surrounded by rebel soldiers. After doing the Tarzan yell for them, the guerrillas recognized him and even escorted him to his hotel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable cancers. Also topping the carts is poor diet, lack of exercise, and alcohol consumption. nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna…
In the United States the reason voting takes place on a Tuesday is in 1845 it could take rural farmers up to a day of travelling by horse and cart to get to a voting station. Wednesday was typically market day and Sunday was the Biblical Sabbath so Tuesday was chosen to allow ample travel time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
In Boston, 1777, during a shortage of coffee and sugar, a crowd of over 100 angry women marched to a wealthy merchant's warehouse, demanded the keys, and grabbed him by the neck when he refused. They opened the doors, loaded up carts with coffee, and left. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
An illiterate retired guard in his 70s saved many of Timbuktu’s priceless manuscripts during the 2012 Al Qaeda occupation of the city, by smuggling them out of the city at night in rice sacks, in a cart. Jihadists went on to burn whatever manuscripts were left. irishtimes.com/news/world…
The death of Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang was kept secret for two months by his prime minister. He died on a journey in the middle of summer, so the minister hid the stench of his decomposing body by having two carts full of rotting fish surround the emperor’s wagon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin…
For India's first mission to space in the year 1963,rocket parts were carried on bicycles and bullock carts to the launch pad. defenceupdate.in/the-fasc…
During the WW1 water and sanitary carts ,manufactured by the Furphy family, became popular as a place where soldiers exchanged gossip, often when visiting the latrines. So,furphy is now used as an informal Australian slang for an untrue and absurd rumour or story. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fur…
In a "flea circus" the fleas (glued in position) fight to escape, giving the impression of playing instruments, pulling small carts or playing football. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
Michel Lotito, famous for deliberately consuming indigestible objects such as bicycles, shopping carts, televisions, and a Cessna 150 was awarded a brass plaque by the Guinness Book to commemorate his abilities. He consumed it as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
The shopping cart at your grocery store has more germs and bacteria on the handle than what you will find in the public restroom. A study of 85 random shopping carts conducted by Dr. Charles P. Gerba found that 50 percent carried E. coli, while 72 percent contained coliform bacteria. foxnews.com/lifestyle/how…
There is a high school in Georgia where the entire student population drives golf carts to school. wabe.org/georgia-teens-ta…
Target literally reinvented the shopping cart and won industrial design awards for them. nbcnews.com/id/44431406/n…
In 1923, Germany's hyperinflation was so high, the exchange rate went from 9 marks to 4.2M marks to $1 USD. One German worker, who used a wheelbarrow to cart off billions of marks that were his week’s wages, was robbed by thieves who stole the wheelbarrow but left the piles of cash on the curb. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The Villages is a retirement community in central Florida. It is master-planned & age-restricted and the largest such housing complex in the world with over 115 THOUSAND residents and tens of thousands of golf carts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
It can cost $289,500 a year just for the right to operate a single hot dog cart in Central Park. nytimes.com/2013/09/05/ny…
Today I learned of Michel Lotito, who was famous for eating "indigestible objects" including bicycles, shopping carts and a Cessna aircraft. He was awarded a plaque by Guinness World Records, which he also ate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
There are mysterious ancient stone cart tracks all over Malta, some of which disappear over cliffs and reappear at the bottom of the ocean. cartrutsmalta.com
There are still street merchants in Baltimore, called arabbers, who carry on a 150 year old tradition by travelling around selling fruits and vegetables from a horse drawn cart. eater.com/2014/10/8/69155…
Final Fantasy VII was ported to the NES as an actual cart in 2005. It is also, I believe, the largest single Nintendo game ever put on a cart at 2 MiB. For reference, Super Mario Brothers is about 31kb. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin…
In Peachtree City, Georgia. The primary mode of transport is Golf Carts. The city has an over 90 miles long system of golf cart paths spidering across the entire town. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
The word 'Juggernaut' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Jagannath', a title of the Hindu God, Krishna whose image is drawn on an enormous cart through the streets of Puri, Orissa in India. It is said that devotees threw themselves under its wheels to be crushed. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugger…
Today I learned of Gene Middlebrooks Jr, who formed his own company Turbonique. Besides selling turbo chargers and devices that doubled a car's HP, he sold rockets that could be attached to Go-Carts that could go over 150 MPH and post times of 7.3 seconds on the 1/4 mile. A Bugatti Veyron Super Sport does 9.7. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
A then V.P Lyndon Johnson became friends with a poor camel cart driver while visiting Pakistan in the 60s, who he later brought to the US as a presidential guest. blogs.tribune.com.pk/stor…
On January 25, 1979 Robert Williams became the first known human being killed by a robot. He was an American factory worker at the Ford Motor Company Flat Rock Casting Plant in Michigan. He was struck from behind and crushed by a one-ton cart moved by a robot armβ€”killing him instantly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
A flight attendant quit his job by telling an unruly passenger "Fuck you", grabbing beer from the beverage cart, deploying the emergency escape chute and sliding away off into the sunset cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/08/10…
Piggly Wiggly supermarkets are responsible for familiar supermarket features such as checkout stands, individual item price marking and shopping carts. wikipedia.org/wiki/Piggly…
Michel Lotito, also known as Mr Eat-All, is known for eating non-food items such as rubber and metal. He has eaten bicycles, shopping carts and televisions, among other items. His crowning "achievement" was to eat a Cessna 150 airplane over a 2 year period. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Golf cart licences in Hong Kong are more expensive than luxury cars youtu.be/_0Vr5-HM_lo
Disneyworld has secret treasure hunts. You go to a little shop cart and get one of 5 treasure maps. You then search around Adventure land for hidden NFC readers that activate with your Passcard. One was in the gift shop and it activated a whole shipwreck show inside a fish tank! disneyworld.disney.go.com…
In 1884, mine workers on strike pushed burning carts into the mines in New Straitsville, OH and started a 132 year underground fire that burns to this day. Massive amounts of coal were burned and residents of the area had reportedly used hot water from nearby wells to make instant coffee. ohiohistorycentral.org/w/…
Dutch Bros Coffee was founded by brothers Dane and Travis Boersma in 1992. After buying an espresso machine and experimenting with 100 lbs of coffee in their empty milk house, they invested $12,000 in a push cart in Grants Pass, OR. They now have 300+ locations and a revenue of $415 million. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_…
The inventor of the shopping cart had to pay people to push them around for 2 years before people would use them... blog.getrooster.com/1930s…
After winning the first marathon at the 1896 Olympics, Spyridon Louis was offered anything he wanted by the King of Greece. He asked for a donkey cart to help him with his mineral water business. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spy…
The ice cream cone was first created at the 1904 World's Fair. An ice cream cart ran out of dishes to serve ice cream, so the neighboring waffle-maker rolled the waffles into cones to serve the ice cream in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
The first hang-glider to cross the English Channel was powered by an engine from a go cart blog.msimanchester.org.uk…
Walmart in 2005 had a "Singles Night" where people had bows on their cart if they were "looking" for someone. money.cnn.com/2005/04/07/…
Marlon Brando and Michael Jackson were friends in the 00's, and that Brandos son Miko was Michael Jacksons bodyguard: "They'd just drive around-Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando, with an oxygen tank in a golf cart." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The first suction-powered vacuum was invented in 1901, two years after the inventor of the first automated carpet cleaner told the inventor that suction would never remove dust. "Puffing Billy," the first version, was so big it had to be transported by horse-drawn cart. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In 1995 passenger Gerald Finneran was removed from an airplane after he defecated on a service cart in full view of other passengers because flight attendants refused to serve him more alcohol. He then wandered around the cabin leaving feces in his footprints and smearing it on walls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 1981 India launched a satellite that was transported on an ox-cart, with the rocket parts carried on the back of bicycles. dailypioneer.com/todays-n…
June 4th, 1937, Sylvan Goldman made history, rolling out the world's first shopping cart at his Humpty Dumpty supermarket chain in Oklahoma City. cbsnews.com/news/almanac-…
After wife Mia Farrow lost $20K at the Sands, Frank Sinatra bought $50K in chips and attempted to win the money back. After failing and being denied credit, Sinatra drove a golf cart into a coffee shop where the casino manager was seated and fought with him. He never performed there again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
The European supermarket chain 'Aldi' solved the problem of shoppers leaving carts strewn around the parking lot by making it necessary to put in a €1 coin in order to unlock the carts. When you return the cart you get your coin back. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ald…
Hot dog vendors must pay $200,000 to the city a year to operate a single cart in Central Park NY mobile.nytimes.com/2013/0…
The Roman Emperor Tiberius demanded that he be served a cucumber-like vegetable every day. To have a year-round supply, Roman gardeners planted the cucumbers in wheeled carts which were put in the sun daily, then taken inside to keep them warm at night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
From colonial times up into the 20th century, New York City had one universal day every year when apartment leases expired. This caused the city's streets to be chaotically flooded with furniture and moving carts every May 1st. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mov…
Today I learned of the "Red River Cart" - perhaps as important as the guns and rifles, this cart "Won the West". Incredibly sturdy, capable of carrying up to 400 pounds, it was made entirely of native woods and did not have a single nail or other metal in its construction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Michel Lotito was awarded a world record for strangest diet after consuming a variety of glass & metal items including 18 bicycles, 15 shopping carts, and a small airplane. He was given a brass plaque by the Guinness book to commemorate his achievement, and proceeded to eat that as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Parts of India's first rocket were carried on bicycle and bullock cart to the launch pad. indiatoday.in/fyi/story/i…
Germany, instead of Father's Day, has a "Men's Day" where men young and old cart wagons filled with booze and food around. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat…
There's a city in Georgia with 90 miles of golf cart paths parallel to the normal road network. More than 9000 families in Peachtree City use golf carts as their second car. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Trailer Park Boys started in 1995 as a short film about the "Cart Boy" who later became Bubbles. Also features Ricky and Jason (who later became Julian) as security guards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of a JetBlue flight attendant who quit his job in 2010 by cursing the flight he was on, grabbing two beers from a cart, and popping the emergency chute to exit the plane. cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/08/09…
There was a game for the Atari 2600 that tried to teach programming to kids, it was one of the only non gaming carts for the system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAS…
A 2011 research study found traces of fecal bacteria (aka, poop) on 72% of shopping carts and E. coli on 50% of them nbcnews.com/id/41838546/n…
A study found fecal matter on 72% of grocery carts. blogs.webmd.com/breaking-…
Retailers lose more than $800 million annually due to shopping cart theft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
Rottweilers were known as "Rottweil butchers' dogs" because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat and other products to market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rot…
Shopping carts cost between $75 and $150 each (and up to $300–400 in some places, depending on the cart model) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
Nigel Mansell is the only person ever to have won and hold the titles for the F1 world championship and the CART Indy Car World Series simultaneously. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nig…
Sylvan Goldman invented the shopping cart once he found out customers stopped shopping once their basket was too heavy. He then hired attractive men and women to use the carts to peer pressure others to use them. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Bill Murray was once arrested in Stockholm, on the suspicion of drunk driving a golf cart thelocal.se/8258/20070822…
A group including 5 or 6 Eunuchs had a Weekend at Bernie's with a Chinese Emperor for 2 months. They had carts of rotting fish before and after the Emperors wagon to hide the smell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin…
"Russian Mountains" were the predecessors to Roller Coasters. Sleds or wheeled carts went down large hills of snow that were constructed and reinforced with wooden supports, as some were 80ft(24m) tall with 50 degree slopes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
European supermarkets have coin-unlocked grocery carts that give your money back when you put them away. reddit.com/r/pics/comment…
More than 24,000 children are injured in shopping cart related accidents every year articles.mcall.com/2014-0…
In 2009, the Indian military spent over a quarter of a million dollars on "silent reconnaissance vehicles", which turned out to be 22 new golf carts. news.com.au/news/indian-a…
Michel Lotito, known as 'Mister Eats All' was famous for deliberately eating indigestible objects such as bicycles, shopping carts, televisions and a Cessna 150 aeroplane. He ate nine tons of metal during his career and died of natural causes in 2007 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
-Target recycles its old and damaged grocery carts into red dog food bowls. csrwire.com/press_release…
Women in 18-19 century used a bathing machine - a covered cart - in order to avoid being seen (semi)naked. messynessychic.com/2014/0…
72% of shopping carts have poop (fecal bacteria) on the handles. news.medill.northwestern.…
Bill Murray was arrested for drunk driving a stolen golf cart through downtown Stockholm, Sweden. foxnews.com/story/0,2933,…
EA reverse engineered the Sega Genesis Devkit, because Sega didn't offer them one and they didn't like Sega's distribution agreement of 6-8 USD per cart sold. So they struck a deal $2 US a cart and a cap of $2 Million USD. magixbuttons.com/article/…
The Animal Liberation Front released 10,000 farm-raised minks from captivity. Hundreds were immediately run over by cars, because they were fed from motorized carts and associated the sound of a motor with food. articles.chicagotribune.c…
Shopping carts at a typical grocery store cost at least $90 with some costing nearly $250. howmuchisit.org/shopping-…
An ancient emperor of china rode around a palace full of women (5000 approx) in a cart pulled by goats, he would have sex with the women the goats stopped at. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
The famous physicist Pierre Curie slipped in the rain and got his head ran over by a horse-drawn cart, killing him instantly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
The average size of the shopping cart has grown over the years. Carts today are 3 times as large as carts in 1975. slate.com/articles/arts/e…
Researchers found that two-thirds of the grocery carts they swabbed were contaminated with fecal bacteria. In fact, the bacterial counts exceeded those of the average public restroom. mnn.com/health/healthy-sp…
There is a Hot Dog University that has courses for opening a hot dog cart or restaurant. viennabeef.com/hot-dog-un…
In 2003 a technician accidentally caused $135 million in damage to a satellite by removing some bolts from a cart holding it in place (he needed them for his lab next door). When the satellite was rotated upright, it crashed to the floor and was nearly destroyed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NOA…
Edd China holds the record for world's fastest shopping cart, office desk, toilet, and garden shed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edd…

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