Today I learned about sailors who discovered a dead German sailor during the Clipper Boat Race youtube.com/watch?v=7FCne…
Isaac Newton was Master of the Mint for 30 years after his career in academia. He prosecuted counterfeiters and coin clippers, which was high treason and punishable by death. Frequently he investigated and interrogated himself. He prosecuted 28. coinweek.com/counterfeits…
Today I learned about how glamorous commercial aviation was before WWII, with inter-continental flights in the Pan-Am Clipper. As glamorous as taking a cruise ship, but in a plane that landed on water. businessinsider.com/photo…
The Pacific Clipper, while about to land in New Zealand, found out about the Pearl Harbor attack. To get home, they then flew a total 209 hrs, 50,694 km (31,500 mi) via Australia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bahrain, Sudan, DR Congo, Brazil and Trinidad before they got home to New York airandspace.si.edu/storie…
Anthony Cymerys an 82 years old barber would go out every Wednesday with his chair, a pair of slippers and a car battery to power his clippers at a local park in Hartford. He gives free haircuts to the homeless and doesn't charge them a dime, all you had to do in exchange is to give him a hug. cbsnews.com/news/homeless…
Norman Kwong, a Canadian football player who played for the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos, became Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Nicknamed the "China Clipper", Kwong was the first Chinese Canadian to play on a professional Canadian football team in 1948 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
RMS Tayleur, an iron-hulled clipper chartered by the White Star Line, foundered off Ireland two days into her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne in 1854, with only 280 survivors out of the 650+ people on board. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS…
In 1856 an American clipper was approaching Cape Horn when its captain collapsed, leaving his 19-year-old wife to navigate through one of the world's deadliest sea passages. She commanded for 56 days, faced down a mutiny, and navigated the clipper ship into San Francisco en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned of the 'Royal Clipper' - the world's largest, and only, operational full-rigged sailing (as in sails) ship. She serves as a luxury cruise ship plying Mediterranean waters in the summer, and Caribbean waters in the winter. fodors.com/cruises/star-c…
After Pearl Harbor was attacked a Boeing 314 Clipper, in New Zealand at the time, was told by Pan Am to return to San Francisco by flying westwards. The total flight time was 209 hours and the plane covered 31,500 miles becoming the first commercial airliner to fly around the world. airandspace.si.edu/storie…
NBA's LA Clippers used to be the Buffalo Braves from 1970 until 1978. In 1978, Braves owner John Y. Brown Jr.swapped franchises with then-Boston Celtics owner Irv Levin, who then moved the team to San Diego, where it was renamed the San Diego Clippers. The franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1984. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buf…
In 1986 then LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling hired former LA Lakers legend Elgin Baylor as vice president of player personnel completely unaware that he previously played in the NBA. articles.latimes.com/2011…
The LA Lakers and The LA Clippers play in the same arena but on different courts. youtu.be/-SHwZ6qcaCY
Today I learned of the Tea Race in 1866 where clippers would compete to be the first to return from China with a full cargo of tea. An uninvolved steamship left China 1 week after the race started and arrived 2 weeks before the rest, with a full cargo of tea and the pregnant wife of one of the racing captains. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Caltrain's service to Stanford Station started in 1922 but is only served for football home games and other large events at the stadium. The station does not have ticket vending machines nor Clipper card readers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Items left behind on the moon from the Apollo missions include towels, nail clippers, soap, wet wipes, golf balls, feathers, hammocks, family photographs, a Bible, sculptures, a javelin, and $200 cash. history.nasa.gov/FINAL%20…
Air Force One for President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a Flying Boat. During WW2, he flew in a Boeing Clipper to meet Winston Churchill in Casablanca in 1943 boeing.com/history/produc…
A single e-mail complaint to Fox about the mispropronunciation of the word "Iranian" caused the network to suspend the Los Angeles Clippers' TV commentators for a game espn.com/nba/news/story?i…
Modern Container Ships Are Slower Than 19th Century Clippers theguardian.com/environme…
The seaplane, Pacific Clipper was forced to make a round-the-world trip after being rerouted due to the attack on Pearl Harbor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
Clipper Victor, the aircraft which served the 747's inaugural flight in 1970, was also the first 747 to be hijacked, it then landed in Cuba making it the first 747 to visit the country, and was one of the planes involved in the deadliest ever aviation disaster after only 7 years of service. pan-american-clippers.wik…
, Modern Cargo Ships Now Traveling Slower Than 19th Century Clippers treehugger.com/cars/moder…
The Victoria Clipper (a famous 35mph, 480 ton ship that ferries between Seattle and Victoria, BC) was stolen out of port by a sex offender who ripped his GPS bracelet off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
The US Department of Justice sued Clippers owner Donald Sterling for discriminatory renting practices to blacks and Hispanics. Sterling stated that "Black tenants smell and attract vermin. Sterling eventually agreed to pay fines and settle out of court en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
An Illinois inmate named Michael Harms carves tiny, intricately-detailed chairs from soap, displayed in cases cut from popsicle sticks with nail clippers and dyed with rust from steel wool... which sell for hundreds of dollars each at art shows interestingideas.com/out/…
Hair clippers are denoted in 1/8th inches to coincide with the growth of hair. (1/8th of an inch a week, on average.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg…
The airplane in 'Willie Wonka' that delivers the sought after Wonka bars, Pan Am 707 Jet Clipper Climax, was involved in a deadly crash Indonesia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
The PanAm Flying Boat "California Clipper" left California on Dec 2, 1942, and was stranded in Auckland, NZ after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Ordered by the US military, Robert Ford flew it from Auckland to New York. In 35 days, traveling 31500 miles, it circled the globe running on car fuel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
The Clipper Route from Plymouth, England to Sydney, Australia is 13,750 miles and that 100 days was considered a fast sailing voyage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Cutty Sark, a British clipper ship built on the Clyde in 1869, was the fastest ship of her day and plied her trade around the world mostly as a tea clipper and is the last surviving of these ships londonlivingsue.blogspot.…
The TSA does NOT actually ban nail clippers blog.tsa.gov/2009/05/tsa-…
The Bulls almost traded Michael Jordan to the Clippers in 1988 for five players/draft picks. books.google.com/books?id…
The first Boeing 747 to be used in scheduled commercial service (Pan Am's "Clipper Victor") was also the first 747 to be hijacked, as well as being one of the planes destroyed in the Tenerife airport disaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
In 1854 the clipper ship, "Flying Cloud", set the world's sailing record by traveling from New York City to San Francisco in just 89 days. That record wasn't broken until over a century later in 1989. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly…
In 1968, after the movie "2001" showed a Pan Am Space Clipper flying to the Moon, Pan Am began selling actual reservations for flights to the Moon. (link has audio from old radio ad). panamair.org/History/sst.…
In 1922, the clipper ship Garthwray tried to sale from Scotland to Chile. After making 2 attempts to sail west around Cape Horn, the crew gave up and sailed the other way around the world to their destination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
After being tried and convicted for his part in the Lod Airport Massacre Kozo Okamoto, upon arriving to prison, requested to convert to Judaism and even tried to circumcise himself with nail clippers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koz…
The current owner of the L.A. Clippers is a white supremacist and once said that he wanted to fill his team with "poor black boys from the South and a white head coach". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Clippers owner Donald Sterling was smacked by a jury for $17.3 Million for not keeping up the fire alarm system in his West Hollywood Apt. complex. scpr.org/blogs/news/2012/…
Tony Gwynn got drafted by The San Diego Padres (MLB) and the San Diego Clippers (NBA) on the same day en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Randy Foye, guard on the Los Angeles Clippers, has his organs inverted in location (heart on the right side, etc.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
The Clippers owner wouldn't pay for a coaches life saving surgery so the players did. sports.espn.go.com/los-an…
Today I learned of Captain Harry Lanier Turner, pilot of a Pan American "Clipper" flying boat who was 40 minutes late departing San Francisco on Dec. 6, 1941, and so was 40 minutes away from Pearl Harbor the next morning when the Japanese attacked instead of right in the middle of it. jimsladesairlines.com/for…
Mr. Padre, Tony Gwynn, was drafted by the San Diego Clippers & San Diego Padres on the Same Day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
How To do the Dougie at a Clippers Game youtube.com/watch?v=tMpQg…

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