A Steelers fan had a heart attack when Jerome Bettis fumbled the ball in the 2005 AFC playoff game against the Colts. He wasn't upset that the Steelers might lose the game, but he was concerned Jerome Bettis' legacy would be tarnished during what would have been his last game ever if they lost. espn.com/nfl/news/story?i…
Samuel Colt financed his invention and development of the revolver handgun by performing laughing gas demonstrations across the United States and Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
When the Baltimore Colts tried to move to Indianapolis, the owner feared that the government would attempt to keep the team in the city by eminent domain. He secretly packed up everything in trucks in the middle of the night and was in Indiana before the government realized they were gone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
NFL teams AZ Cardinals, CLE Browns, CHI Bears, Bal Colts, LA Rams, and SD Chargers had ownerships with links to the mafia during their history. sandiegoreader.com/news/2…
Wyatt Earp Refereed A Boxing Match in 1896 with a Colt 45 under his jacket theguardian.com/sport/201…
Samuel Colt, famous for producing the revolver,originally created underwater mines. They were highly effective, however John Quincy Adams scuttled the project as "not fair and honest warfare" and termed the Colt mine an "unchristian contraption." So Colt returned his attentions to guns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
In 1984, the Maryland legislator voted to use eminent domain in order to seize ownership of the NFL's Baltimore Colts. That night, Indiana sent 14 trucks to pack up everything in the Baltimore facility, and the trucks all took different routes out of Maryland in order to evade state police. usatoday.com/story/sports…
The Colt Walker revolver was the world's most powerful repeating handgun from 1847 until the .357 magnum cartridge was invented in 1934. It was designed to be able to kill an enemy's horse in one shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
The slogan of the revolver Colt used to be "God created men, Colt made them equal..." pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamer…
Colt 45 originated in Baltimore, MD and is actually named for longtime Baltimore Colt Running Back, Jerry Hill (who was #45) ghostsofbaltimore.org/201…
The Colt's punter borrowed $100 for poker and turned it into $1,400. He used the funds for a trip to Miami to take part in a kicking competition for prospects. He made 9 consecutive field goals starting at 25 yards and moving 5 yards out each time. He was then offered a scholarship to WVU. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
When Teddy Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill, the gun he carried was a .38 Colt revolver salvaged from the wreck of the USS Maine. The USS Maine exploded outside Havana in early 1898 and the pistol was given to him by his brother-in-law. historynewsnetwork.org/ar…
In 1894, Pop Schriver (Chicago Colts) caught a ball tossed from the observation deck of the Washington Monument, although it's reported that he dropped it. In 1908 Gabby Street made a successful catch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
The Colt 1911 pistol was purposely designed to be fully disassembled with its own internal parts and no other tools are necessary. sightm1911.com/lib/tech/t…
The Houston Astros were originally named the Houston Colt .45s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou…
The Houston Astros were originally named "The Colt 45s" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…
Gun maker Samuel Colt designed and gave his name to the Walker Colt and despite it being one of the best known guns of all time his paid share was $10 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
The 45 caliber Colt 1911 was adopted because the issued 38 caliber revolvers couldn't stop the Moro guerillas the US Army was fighting in the Philippines en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M19…
In August 1920 serial killer Carl Panzram burglarized the home of former president William H. Taft stealing bonds, and his Colt .45. He used the money to buy a yacht; where he lured men, killing them with Tafts gun. All as a response to Taft approving his sentencing while Secretary of War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Today I learned about the Colt Walker, an extremely powerful pistol whose sales helped Samuel Colt start Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company. It was developed by Samuel Colt and Samuel Walker, a Texas Ranger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
The Houston Astros were originally called the Houston Colt .45s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…
The Colt Peacemaker has been in production for 125 years. The design is older than the first automobile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Late 1930’s Colt 38 revolver was equipped with built-in camera that took a photo when ever the pistol was fired photo-history.org/this-re…
Frank Reich, head football coach for the Indy Colts, is responsible for two of the biggest comebacks in football history. Once in college (Maryland) and once in the NFL (Buffalo). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich is a former pastor and seminary president. thegospelcoalition.org/ar…
The most powerful sidearm ever issued by the US military was the Colt Walker of 1847. It weighed 4.5 pounds, had a 9" barrel, and fired a .44 caliber projectile with the muzzle energy of a .357 magnum. It had an effective range of 100 yards, but was prone to blowing up in the shooter's hands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
The legendary handgun in the anime β€œTrigun” is a realistic and manufacturable gun- fit for .45 long Colt ammunition, a β€œ6 o’clock” barrel, and β€œbreaktop” loading mechanism. imfdb.org/wiki/Trigun
The beer Colt 45 was named in honor of Baltimore Colts' running back Jerry Hill (who wore #45) and NOT the handgun. pabstbrewingco.com/beer/c…
NFL wide receiver Ricky Proehl who played in two Super Bowls against the Patriots, both of which he scored the last touchdown in the final minutes of the game only for Adam Vinatieri to win for the Patriots on a field goal. Both players would later join the Colts and win a Super Bowl XLI. latimes.com/sports/sports…
Today I learned of David Williams, whose work building rifles in prison lead him to design firearms for Colt, Winchester, Remington, and the US Military. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Although Colt .45 caliber pistol were thought to have been used by US troops as effective "man stoppers" against Moro "berserker" warriors at the 1913 Battle of Bud Bagsak, the shipment of them had not yet arrived and the "man stopper" Winchester Model 1897 shotguns were actually used. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
When Billy Dee Williams was questioned about his appearances in the Colt 45 Malt Liquor commercials, he is alleged to have said, "I drink, you drink. Hell, if marijuana was legal, I'd appear in a commercial for that, too." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Elvis was so famous the Secret Service let him bring a Colt .45 into the White House to give to President Nixon. elvis-history-blog.com/el…
Today I learned of "The Colts" the family at the center of the worst cases of child abuse in Australia. A commune of 40 people whose genes were traced back to a married brother and sister. news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
Today I learned of the Colt Clan Incest Case, where reports of lone children in the hills of New South Wales, Australia led to the discovery of an inbred family of 40, many mute and with genetic deformities, all living in broken down caravans and sheds with no running water or other such utilities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
The Houston Astros were originally called the Houston Colt .45s β€” they changed their name to the Astros three years later. climbingtalshill.com/2015…
In the 40 Years Mile High Stadium was home to the Denver Broncos, The Cardinals, Packers, Panthers, Colts, and Ravens never won a game there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
While malt beverages like King Cobra, Bud Ice, Steel Reserve and Colt 45 account for only 2.4 percent of the U.S. Beer market they make up 46 percent of beer consumed by ER patients nbcnews.com/health/budwei…
The makers of Colt 45 were forced by the ATF to discontinue marketing Power Master, a Malt Liquor with 31% more alcohol than Colt 45 because it was marketed towards young black men nytimes.com/1991/07/04/bu…
During the Spanish-American war, .38 calibre bullets failed to stop attacking Filipinos, so the Colt .45 DA "Philippine" was designed and imported to stop them. morolandhistory.com/relat…
Scientology once had an auditing process called "R2-45", which "specifically pertains to shooting the target with a Colt M1911 pistol, causing the victim's 'thetan' to leave the body (exteriorization)." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R2-…
When the Indianapolis Colts (formerly the Baltimore Colts) play in Baltimore, the scoreboard only reads 'Indy' and never acknowledges the team's name en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Colt makes a Gatling Gun Reissue. colt.com/Catalog/Special-…
A plane once crashed into the upper section of an NFL Stadium shortly after a playoff game between the Baltimore Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers. Fortunately the score was 40-14 and most fans had left before the game ended. baltimorecolts.blogspot.c…
Colt 45 malt liquor is produced by Pabst Blue Ribbon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
In the movie Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood fired .45 Long Colt rounds instead of using .44 Magnum. This was because blanks did not exist for the .44 Magnum in 1971. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir…
On December 19, 1854 a gold rush prospector, Captain Jonathan R. Davis, single-handedly fought off a band of fourteen murdering outlaws. Armed with two Colt revolvers and a Bowie knife he stood his ground, killing eleven of the attackers, while sustaining only superficial wounds himself. jcs-group.com/oldwest/pis…
In order to escape an eminent domain seizure of their team and property by Maryland, the former Baltimore Colts packed up and moved across state lines to Indianapolis in 15 different moving trucks with police escorts all in the dead of night before the seizure en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Mickey's Malt Liquor and Colt 45 both won medals at the 2010 World Beer Cup. worldbeercup.org/wp-conte…
In an effort to increase gun sales, Samuel Colt put on a sideshow act that included a theme based on Dante's Inferno and dosing audience members with nitrous oxide (laughing gas). en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
John Browining developed the famous M1911 pistol for Colt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M19…
The cavity magnetron used to power microwave ovens has cavity shapes that originally resembled a revolver barrel. The earliest models were actually cut using a Colt jig. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cav…
That a member of the Manson family was a little less than arms length away from Pres. Gerald Ford with a Colt 1911 pointed at him but her gun failed to fire and ultimately failed in the assassination attempt to make a statement on environmental pollution en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Former Colts owner Robert Irsay moved the franchise to Indianapolis when the city of Baltimore threatened to seize the team, citing eminent domain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Colt 45 malt liquor was not named after the handgun. It was named after Jerry Hill, the 1963 running back for the Baltimore Colts, who's jersey number was #45. articles.baltimoresun.com…
Samuel Colt sold hits of nitrous oxide "laughing gas" at fairgrounds to fund his firearms business history.com/news/10-thing…
The (then) Baltimore Colts left Baltimore the same day that Maryland approved seizure of the team under eminent domain laws. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
The largest winning margin in Major League Baseball history was in 1897 when the Chicago Colts defeated the Louisville Colonels 36-7 excite.com/events/blog/5-…
Colt Firearms made a Vampire Killer handgun. It came in a coffin case that held holy water and a wooden stake. nramuseum.com/the-museum/…
An American UH-1D Huey helicopter once shot down two Vietnamese aircraft (An-2 Colt biplanes) by firing an AK-47 out the door in the Vietnam war. cia.gov/library/center-fo…
John Colt, brother of Samuel Colt (inventor of Colt 45), committed suicide... by knife law.jrank.org/pages/2479/…
There's a company producing and selling a double barreled pistol styled after the M1911 Colt .45. arsenalfirearms.com/produ…
Running back Joe Washington rushed for 956 yards and 0 touchdowns in 1978 for the Colts pro-football-reference.co…
The Colts and Ravens were among the most fined and suspended teams this season for rule violations, the Patriots were among the least. spotrac.com/nfl/fines-sus…
Between 1876-1902 the Chicago Colts (now known as the Chicago Cubs) were popularly referred to as the Chicago Orphans after losing their star manger/1st basemen, Cap Anson, a loss nearly equivalent to Gabino's Curse en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Samuel Colt -- 19th century inventor and founder of Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company -- used celebrity endorsements to transform firearms from objects of utility to objects of desire kcet.org/arts/artbound/co…
45 years ago today Jack Kerouac died. His original scroll manuscript of On The Road is OWNED by the Indianapolis Colts owner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
The Houston Astros were originally named the Houston Colt 45's in 1962-1964 when they were first introduced to what is now Major League Baseball. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou…
Samuel Colt upon traveling to the Ottoman empire, informed the sultan that he had been selling arms to the Russians, securing an order of 5000 pistols. After he used the same tactic on the Russians. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
The first black and decker drill's handle was designed after the grip of the Colt .45 wired.com/wired/archive/1…
Burt Reynolds was an All Southern Conference halfback at Florida State University, and was even a possible draft pick for the Baltimore Colts prior to a knee injury and car accident. imdb.com/rg/an_share/name…
When Elvis met Nixon he carried a gun aand gave the President a .45 Colt as a gift smithsonianmag.com/histor…
One of the most famous Superbowls in history was blacked out in part of the US. SB III, when Joe Namath's Jets upset the Baltimore Colts, was played in Miami but not shown on TV there despite the stadium being sold out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
On April 23, 1964, Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt .45s pitched a no-hitter and LOST! Also, it's happened more than once in MLB history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-…
The Houston Astros used to be called the Houston Colt .45s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou…
The Baltimore Colts were escorted from the MD state line to Indianapolis by the Indiana State Police because it was feared the TEAM would be seized by eminent domain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Two years before being a first-round draft pick for the Baltimore Colts, John Elways was a second-round draft pick for the New York Yankees and was expected to be a starter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In WWI Alvin York took 132 German prisoners along with shooting 6 Germans who tried to flank him with his .45 Colt sidearm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alv…
In the 1990's Colt 45 experimented with the concept of a mint flavored malt liquor, advertised as Cool Colt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
, Colt 45 malt Liquor is NOT named for the gun. It was named by the National Brewing Company of Baltimore, for Jerry Hill #45 of the Baltimore Colts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
The Chicago Cubs were originally known as the "White Stockings", then the "Anson's Colts", then after releasing their manager of 22 years, were referred to as the "Chicago Orphans" and weren't the "Cubs" until 1902 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Burt Reynolds was drafted by the Baltimore Colts biography.com/articles/Bu…
The Baltimore Colts were Sold Overnight was Because the Government was about to take them away using Eminent Domain and it was the only way the Owner Could get Rid of them while Getting some sort of Profit. examiner.com/x-234-Baltim…
Colt 45 has a lower ABV in the States than in Canada, once made a mint malt beverage derivative and are now owned by Pabst. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…

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