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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
In Pennsylvania it is Illegal to Use Milk Crates for Anything Besides Milk and Unauthorized use of milk cases can induce a Fine of $300 or imprisonment up to 90 days. modernfarmer.com/2013/08/…
In 1988 exactly 215 years after the Boston tea party an explorer named Barry Clifford started looking for the 342 crates of tea that we're dumped into the Boston Harbor. nytimes.com/1988/12/18/us…
In 1849, Henry "Box" Brown, a 33 year-old slave born in slavery, mailed himself to freedom in a 3'x2'x2'8" (91x61x81cm) wooden crate. To get a day off, he burned his hand to the bone with sulfuric acid. Brown paid 86$ to be shipped from Richmond, Virginia to Philadelphia in 27 hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
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…
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 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…
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…
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 A-12 (SR-71 Blackbird) was built in Burbank, CA and trucked out to Area-51 (Groom Lake, NV) in giant crates roadrunnersinternationale…
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…
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…
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…
In Pennsylvania, it's illegal to use milk crates for anything besides milk. (90 days jail time or a fine). digitaldeconstruction.com…
Darigold dresses their butter trucks up as trucks made of butter and milk trucks as milk crates. m-made.com/darigold-fleet…
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…
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…
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…
Crate Scooters Were The Predecessor to Skateboards blog.modernmechanix.com/o…
In the mid-1960s, Australian athlete Reg Spiers found himself stranded in London with no money to buy a plane ticket home. Desperate to get back to Australia in time for his daughter's birthday, he decided to post himself in a wooden crate. bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-3…
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…
Richard McNair escaped 3 times from 3 different prisons. Hours after his third escape this time by mailing himself out in a crate, he was stopped by police. He managed to convince them he was out jogging and in town to help on a post-Katrina roofing project. (Video in comments) en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R…
During the Korean War, mortar sections under the US Marines received several crates of Tootsie Rolls instead of mortars because the supply specialist did not know "Tootsie Rolls" was a code name for mortars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
There is a global seed vault 1300km beyond the Arctic Circle that is the world's largest secure seed storage, from all across the globe, crates of seeds are sent here for safe and secure long-term storage in cold and dry rock vaults. regjeringen.no/en/topics/…
Sailors get tattoos of a pig and a rooster because back when boats were wooden, they were the animals that survived a shipwreck because their wooden crates floated oldsaltblog.com/2008/12/s…
Since the late 1980s, the U.S. has given Egypt more than 1,000 M1A1 Abrams tanks. Egypt now has so many tanks that at least 200 have never been used and are being stored in crates. npr.org/blogs/money/2013/…
In 1965, the Temple of Dendur, an Egyptian temple built in 15 BC, was shipped to the US in recognition of the American assistance in saving Egyptian monuments. The temple, weighing more than 800 tons, was packed in 661 crates and was installed at The Met in NYC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
The UK once air dripped crates of cats into Borneo, Malaysia to help with the rat infestation they were having. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/O…
In the aftermath of the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency plane landing, 1,235 Canadian geese were rounded up, stuffed in crates and shipped off to be euthanized. nytimes.com/2009/10/03/ny…
The Polish army officially drafted a bear named Private Wojtek during WW2. He carried artillery ammunition during combat and never once dropped a crate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woj…
In 2011 Derbyshire police duped suspected criminals on the run by urging them to claim a complimentary crate of beer from a marketing company. Police organised the time and date and arrested them when they turned up to collect. nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar…
- Near Florida in 1967, the U.S. Coast Guard found a mysterious crate containing only seven inflated yellow balloons. The crate was marked β€˜made in the U.S.S.R’ and was addressed to β€˜the institute of mineral resources of Cuba’. weirduniverse.net/blog/co…
In order to transport the Statue of Liberty from France to the United States, the statue had to be broken down into 350 individual pieces and placed through 214 crates in just under a year after the completion ehow.com/about_5444137_st…
A Russian pilot defected with his MiG-25 in 1976. When the Soviets demanded the plane back the Japanese obliged them... by completely dismantling, studying, and sending it back in thirty crates. web.archive.org/web/20010…
In 2006, Richard Lee McNair escaped from a federal prison by mailing himself out in a crate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
In 1848 a man escaped slavery in Virginia by packing himself in a shipping crate and mailing himself to Philadelphia. pbs.org/wned/underground-…
Oliver Reed aka Proximo from Gladiator was an alcoholic. Reed and 36 friends drank in an evening 60 gallons of beer, 32 bottles of scotch, 17 bottles of gin, and 4 crates of wine. He later died from a heart attack when filming. Several of his scenes had to be completed using CGI and a mannequin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Today I Learned about Henry Box Brown, who escaped slavery by mailing himself to the North in a wooden crate and endured a 27-hour journey traveling by wagon, railroad, and steamboat! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
A crate of bananas is radioactive enough to throw off detectors in ports and such youtu.be/uV4Kz2ednjs
A U.S. Army private was delivering an outdoor comedy routine during WWII in the Philippines when a crate dropped from an airplane decapitated him. Among the soldiers watching was Rod Serling, who later became known for twist endings on β€œThe Twilight Zone.” algemeiner.com/2012/12/13…
Today I learned of the Crate Escape. Where a man posted himself from New York to Dallas go be with his family. theguardian.com/world/200…
During the Korean War crates of Tootsie Rolls were dropped instead of Mortar rounds. The cause of this error was that a supply specialist did not know that the codename for mortar rounds was "Tootsie Rolls", and instead ordered hundreds of crates of Tootsie Roll candies instead of mortar rounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
Henry "Box" Brown was a Virginia slave who literally mailed himself to freedom in a wooden crate, and as a free man, became a touring magician under the stage names Prof. H. Box Brown and the African Prince en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Richard McNair, an inmate at ADX Florence, once escaped another prsion by mailing himself out in a crate. He was not captured for almost 20 days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
A man mailed himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia to escape slavery in 1849. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
In 1992 a shipping crate containing 28,000 rubber duckies broke open out at sea. These floating toys have travelled all around the world, and provided new information to scientists about ocean currents. Roughly 2,000 rubber duckies are still at sea. mnn.com/earth-matters/wil…
During the Korean War, Marines waiting on a supply drop of mortars recieved crates filled with Tootsie Rolls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
Today I learned of a man who has escaped prison three times, most recently by shipping himself out in a crate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Richard McNair escaped from prison THREE different times...once using lip balm, once crawling through a ventilation duct, and once MAILING himself out in a crate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Last of Us dev Naughty Dog needed a graphically low-key way to fill out levels of their first PlayStation game. On a whim, they spent six hours implementing crates. The crates became the heart of the game, and the act of destroying them lead to the main character's name: Crash Bandicoot. all-things-andy-gavin.com…
In 1979 the Chicago White Sox held a Disco Demolition Night where attendees could bring a disco record which was put into a crate in the middle of the field and blown up en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
The Polish Wz.35 AT rifle was so top secret that the crates of them sent to Polish troops were sealed until mobilization in 1939. The crates read: Do not open! Surveillance Equipment!. The guns got the nickname "Uruguay" because the information on the crates said they were to be sent there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wz.…
In Toy Story when Woody is trapped under the milk crate he is next to a book titled "TM 31-210 Improvised Interrogation". 31-210 is actually "Improvised Munitions" imdb.com/title/tt0114709/…
In the summer of 1979, an event was held in Chicago where a crate of disco records was blown up on the field of Comiskey Park. A riot almost followed the event, and has become known as "The Night Disco Died" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Prisoner Richard McNair once escaped by mailing himself out in a crate. It was his third prison break. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
During WW2 the Polish army 22nd Artillery had a Syrian bear name Wojtek who was a official private and helped by transporting ammunition - he never dropping a single crate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woj…
Oliver Reed and 36 of his friends drank 60 gallons of beer, 32 bottles of scotch, 17 bottles of gin, 4 crates of wine and a bottle of Babycham. All in a single evening.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Reed#Alcoholism

Also, not displayed on the page, but on IMDb, it says that before dying, he beat 5 British sailors in arm wrestling while being drunk.

Participants in the Boston Tea Party dressed up as Native Americans and one of the soldiers, John Crane, was the only casualty. He was hit by a crate of tea and thought dead by his companions, they hid him under a pile of wood shavings. But he recovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Convicted murderer Richard Lee McNair has escaped from one jail and two prisons. Once by crawling through a ventilation duct. In his last escape, he mailed himself out of prison in a crate. He is now in the same Supermax Prison as Larry Hoover, Zacarias Moussaouim,Ted Kaczynski. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
- that a 19th century slave reached freedom by getting himself mailed in a crate to Philidelphia en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…

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