Hipparchia of Maroneia demanded to marry cynic philosopher Crates despite her parents objecting. Crates, removed his clothes in front of her parents and declared "this is the bridegroom and this is his property". They got married and lived in the streets as cynics, often having sex in public en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
Five 100-year-old crates of Mackinlay whiskey were discovered encased in ice in Antarctica in 2006. The whiskey was abandoned in a hut during the Shackleton expedition, and it was perfectly preserved below decades of ice accumulation. noted.co.nz/archive/archi…
I learned about Toby Dorr, a woman who successfully smuggled her boyfriend out of prison in a dog crate. kansascity.com/news/local…
Crate training a dog is a uniquely American custom that is rarely used in other countries. whyy.org/segments/is-a-do…
Famed Grateful Dead sound engineer Better Cantor Jackson lost over 1000 original board tapes when her storage locker was liquidated in a sale. Some of the tapes inside crates were purchased by a teacher who tried to sell them for $1 million despite being offered $100,000 by the band. newyorker.com/magazine/20…
During WWII, in the Philippines, **Rod Serling** and his platoon were watching platoon member Melvin Levy deliver a comic monologue when a supply crate dropped from above and decapitated Levy. One version of the story has the two men posing for a picture when it happened. honorstates.org/index.php…
Granny Smith Apples originated by accident, when a lady dumped a crate of old rotten French crab apples in her garden and then later found an apple sapling growing there. The tree grew to produce green tart apples that had never grown before. culinarylore.com/food-his…
, while a 20 year old Rod Serling was serving in WWII, he saw his best friend killed by a falling crate of food. Seeing the unpredictability and irony of life and death, he would later use that experience to create, 'The Twilight Zone'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
The largest movement of physical wealth in history was during WW2, Operation Fish had 186,332 gold bars and more than 8 million ounces of gold coins sent to Canada from the UK with not even one crate or treasury bill going missing. canadashistory.ca/explore…
Today I learned about Richard Lee McNair, a man who escaped prison by mailing himself out in a crate and later convinced one of the cops looking for him that he was actually a jogger and not the escapee youtube.com/watch?v=vBrnB…
Fishing nets account for 46 percent of the trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, with the majority of the rest composed of other fishing industry gear, including ropes, oyster spacers, eel traps, crates, and baskets. news.nationalgeographic.c…
In 2007 workers in Antarctica discovered several perfectly preserved crates of Scotch Whiskey left behind by Ernest Shackleton in 1909. nytimes.com/2011/07/24/ma…
Most of the USS Indianapolis crew thought the secret crate they were transporting contained 50,000 rolls of scented toilet paper for Gen. MacArthur. They were actually transporting the nuclear bomb 'Little Boy'. lasvegassun.com/news/2002…
Vincent "The Schemer" Drucci, an Chicago gangster with a strange sense of humor. He made salacious comments to couples on the street while dressed as a priest, performed in a 1923 porno called Bob's Hot Story, and once left two police officers handcuffed with 50 crates of illegal beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Today I learned of Kastenlauf, a German drinking game which consists of teams carrying crates of beer in a race where the beer must be consumed before reaching the finish line en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kas…
Today I learned about Kevin Lee Co, who stole $4.8m from his employer and spent $1m of it on Game Of War, mostly on multiple $52 crates of gold (bbc.com) bbc.com/news/technology-3…
During WW2, Britain shipped most of its gold reserves and foreign securities to Canada in crates labeled 'Fish'. They were stored for years in an office building in downtown Montreal, where about 5000 people worked throughout the war without having a clue about what was hidden in their basement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
Today I learned the "Tanks" got their name because the British during WW1 were trying to keep the new weapons a secret and hid them in crates marked "tanks", telling people that they were just water tanks that were being delivered. zippyfacts.com/how-did-ta…
During a battle of the Korean War, a mortar section was running out of mortar rounds. Instead of ordering more rounds, they accidentally ordered hundreds of crates of Tootsie Rolls, having not specified that "tootsie rolls" was a slang term for mortar rounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
Today I learned of Brian Robson. A homesick Welshman living in Australia who was too broke to get home. He decided to mail himself in a crate back to the UK nearly dying in the process, only to find himself in Los Angeles by accident. news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
Henry "Box" Brown successfully escaped slavery in 1849 by mailing himself in a wood crate from Virginia to the free state of Pennsylvania. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Many countries used "Immurement" as a form of punishment, where the victim was locked in a box and left to starve to death. The latest usage was in 1914, where a Mongolian woman left in a wooden crate died of dehydration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imm…
American soldiers used the ace of spaces as a terror weapon in the Vietnam War. They would leave the card on the bodies of killed Vietnamese and would litter the forested grounds with the card. The card was used so much that Bicycle was asked to produce crates full of this one card. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace…
Today I learned of Disco Demolition Night in 1979 at Comiskey Park which is considered by many to be the death date of Disco genre. A crate filled with disco records was blown up and thousands of fans stormed the field united in their hate of Disco. youtube.com/watch?v=I1CP1…
During the Korean War, the U.S Military ran out of mortar rounds and as a result accidentally ordered thousands of crates of 'Tootsie Rolls' candy. This is because the U.S Army used 'Tootsie Roll' as a slang code for mortar shells. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
That, during the Korean war, American soldiers gave the codename "Tootsie Rolls" to 60MM mortar ammo, ana in one occasion they were accidentally sent crates full of candy after their request for more ammo koreanwar-educator.org/me…
During WW2, American ammo crates made of wood from plane trees and brought to France, inadvertently introduced a fungus which the European variety of trees had no resistance to. It is continuing to wipe out trees to this day, including those along the Canal du Midi, a world heritage site. inra.fr/en/Partners-and-A…
In WW2 the Polish had enlisted a bear on their side who enjoyed drinking, wrestling, cigarettes and even slept in tents. He would carry heavy ammunition crates to soldiers on the battle field and never once dropped a shell. bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018…
After John Oliver made fun of POM, they sent him a crate full of their product to say "Shove it up your ass". youtube.com/watch?v=Bml8K…
Richard Lee McNair, a man who escaped from prison three times once escaped by mailing himself out of prison in a crate. allthatsinteresting.com/r…
In Pennsylvania it is Illegal to Use Milk Crates for Anything Besides Milk and Unauthorized use of milk cases can induce a Fine of $300 or imprisonment up to 90 days. modernfarmer.com/2013/08/…
The Twilight Zone was, in part, inspired by a freak military accident during Rod Serling's time in the Army, in which his buddy was decapitated by a free-falling food crate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
The battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War was lost... Due to Tootsie Rolls. A codereader mistook the code for mortar shells ("snacks", they were called), and literally sent hundreds of crates of Tootsie Rolls to the marines who were out of mortar rounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
In 1849, Henry "Box" Brown, a 33 year-old slave born in slavery, mailed himself to freedom in a 3'x2'x2'8" (91x61x81cm) wooden crate. To get a day off, he burned his hand to the bone with sulfuric acid. Brown paid 86$ to be shipped from Richmond, Virginia to Philadelphia in 27 hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
A man broke out of prison by mailing himself in a crate and evaded capture hours later by convincing the police he was a jogger. He then traveled from one side of Canada and the States to the other before being caught. murderpedia.org/male.M/m/…
Only 5% of milk crates are stolen for personal use, with the biggest problem being organized theft, causing dairy farmers $80 million annually en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
In 1988 exactly 215 years after the Boston tea party an explorer named Barry Clifford started looking for the 342 crates of tea that we're dumped into the Boston Harbor. nytimes.com/1988/12/18/us…
In the famous Canadian Club whiskey hidden crate challenge, John Blewett in 1978 found the crate in a Manhattan skyscraper under a receptionist's desk. She had been holding it there for years. abcnews.go.com/Travel/adv…
Today I learned about Richard Lee McNair, who in 2016 escaped from prison by mailing himself out inside of a crate. This would make his 3rd successful prison escape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Aboit Operation Jemima, where US sent HMX in crates of Pancake flour, which could be baked and consumed to dispell suspicion. military-history.org/arti…
The writers of Portal had an entire review system based on crates where a game's badness was the time it took from the start to the first crate, 7 years before Portal came out oldmanmurray.com/features…
White Castle not only makes a Crave Case (30 sliders in a box); they also make a Crave CRATE which fits 100 sliders - 13,960 calories of burgers! whitecastle.com/food/menu…
During WW2, Britain shipped its gold reserves and foreign securities to Canada in crates labelled "Fish". They were stored for years in an office building in downtown Montreal, where 5000 people worked throughout the war without having a clue about what was hidden in their basement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
The A-12 (SR-71 Blackbird) was built in Burbank, CA and trucked out to Area-51 (Groom Lake, NV) in giant crates roadrunnersinternationale…
In Pennsylvania, it's illegal to use milk crates for anything besides milk. (90 days jail time or a fine). digitaldeconstruction.com…
In 1964 an Australian athlete named Reg Spiers found himself stranded in London with no money to buy a plane ticket home. Desperate to get back to Adelaide in time for his daughter's birthday, he decided to build a crate and post it back to Australia, with him hiding in it. bbc.com/news/magazine-317…
Richard Lee McNair escaped from prison 3 times, first using lip balm to squeeze out of a pair of handcuffs, then by crawling through a ventilation duct and finally by mailing himself out of prison in a crate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
For months after East Germany opened the border in 1989 supermarkets near the border in West Germany were sold out of Bananas because East Germans were buying them up by the crate load, outstripping supply. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
During the Korean War in 1950, after waiting days to receive mortar rounds, the US military instead received hundreds of crates of Tootsie Rolls. news-herald.com/general-n…
An officially enlisted bear, by the name of Wojtek, existed in the Polish Army during WWII. He even carried crates of ammunition for soldiers during the Battle of Monte Cassino. He was often rewarded with beer which was his favorite drink. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woj…

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