Several people have been indirectedly killed by the "Pope Lick Monster" as its supposed location is in a creek under a train bridge. Cryptid hunters attracted to the area have found themselves either struck by a train, or fallen to their deaths from the bridge trying to avoid one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
In 1916 4 people were killed by a juvenile Great White shark in New Jersey (1 of the victims was swimming in a freshwater creek far from the coast) api.nationalgeographic.co…
The singer behind the 'Dawson's Creek' theme song is bitter that the show used her song and angry now that it's been replaced on DVD and streaming services. insider.com/dawsons-creek…
Actress Catherine O'hara (Schitt's Creek) has Situs Inversus, a rare congenital condition in which all of a person's internal organs in the thorax and abdomen are positioned on the opposite side to where they should be. theguardian.com/science/b…
Today I learned of Jonathan Luna, an Assistant United States Attorney in Baltimore who was found dead next to his car in a creek, having drowned after sustaining a head injury and being stabbed 36 times with his own pocketknife. Authorities disagree whether his death was murder or suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
Various networks suggested the title of the show [Schitt's Creek] be changed to sound less profane. The Levys resisted and to prove their point, brought pages copied from a phone book showing listings for individuals with the "Schitt" surname. The CBC allowed them to keep the original title. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
President Andrew Jackson and his wife, Rachel, adopted three children, one of which was the Creek Indian Lyncoya who was adopted by Jackson after he was orphaned following the Battle of Tallushatchee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Today I learned about the 1997 Jarell tornado, which is considered the most destructive tornado in recorded history. By the time rescuers arrived at the Double Creek subdivision where 27 people had died, there was nothing in sight except bare slabs of foundation and ripped up dirt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
Disney has its own Gorvernment. The company petitioned the Florida State Legislature to let them govern its own land. In 1967, the statutes were signed and the Reedy Creek Improvement District was born. Disney have almost total autonomy within its border. wikipedia.org/wiki/Reedy_…
Manhattan has a small section of land connected to the mainland US. Marble Hill was previously the tip of Manhattan island, but was cut off by a canal in 1895 and eventually joined to the Bronx in 1914 when a creek was filled in. It has, however, remained technically part of Manhattan. atlasobscura.com/places/m…
On October 2, 1978, Tim Allen was arrested in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport for possession of over 650 grams (1.43 lb) of cocaine. He pleaded guilty to felony drug trafficking charges and provided the names of other dealers in exchange for a sentence of three to seven years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
If you put your head under water in Kerosene Creek , a hot spring in New Zealand, its possible for amoebas in the water to get into your nose. They then pass through your nerves into your brain. Once they are in your brain they eat your neurons and you eventually die. Death is almost guaranteed. youtube.com/watch?v=OQ7uq…
Disneyworld has it's own government. The Reedy Creek Improvement District has two municipalities within itself, Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista. Both allow the Disney Corporation to issue their own building permits and liquor licenses... among other benefits. popularmechanics.com/tech…
Chuck B. Pierce, director and star of "The Legend of Boggy Creek II," as seen on Mystery Science Theater 3000, was the one who wrote Clint Eastwood's famous line "go ahead, make my day." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_…
Today I learned about Herman the Sturgeon, a fish that lives outside of Portland, Oregon that has survived being kidnapped, stabbed, and a wildfire (the Eagle Creek Fire). He is now 80 years old opb.org/news/series/wildf…
Today I learned of Silas Soule, an abolitionist who, among other accomplishments, was present at the Sandy Creek Massacre where he refused to order his men to fire. He testified at Congress against his commanding officer and was murdered soon after, likely as a result of his testimony. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
There is an innocent looking creek in England that has currents and caves underwater, killing several people. nytimes.com/2016/12/30/wo…
Action Park’s Cannonball Loop was a water slide that put riders through a vertical loop. It was open for a month in 1985 before injuries led a NJ safety board to shut it completely down. Mountain Creek Park, Action Park’s successor, opened a successful vertical loop slide in 2016. theconcourse.deadspin.com…
Australia has their own version of the Yeti/Sasquatch known as the Bunyip. It is a large mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes. Europeans recorded written accounts of bunyips in the early and mid-19th Century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bun…
A ground temperature of 93.9 Β°C (201 Β°F) was recorded in Furnace Creek, Death Valley, California, United States on 15 July 1972 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…
Today I learned of Silas Soule, an abolitionist who, among other accomplishments, was present at the Sandy Creek Massacre where he refused to order his men to fire. He testified at Congress against his commanding officer and was murdered soon after, likely as a result of his testimony. arcgis.com/apps/MapJourna…
There is a pecan pie vending machine in Cedar Creek, Texas. The machine is open 24/7, is stocked daily, and contains full-sized pies and other sweet pecan treats. atlasobscura.com/places/p…
A bank robber hired decoys on Craigslist and escaped down a creek on a Inner tube cnet.com/news/bank-robber…
Episode 122 of The Twilight Zone, β€œAn Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, was a French film short that had won awards at the Cannes Film Festival in 1962 and an Oscar for Live Action Short Film in 1963. Producers paid $25,000 for rights that limited them to airing the story no more than two times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_…
Ancient weapons pre-dating the Clovis culture have been discovered in Texas - Spear points that pre-date the Clovis culture by up to 2,500 years have been discovered at the Buttermilk Creek archaeological site in Texas. newsweek.com/texas-ancien…
The car maker "Aston Martin Lagonda" is named after three things: One of the founders, a hill near the factory, and the Shawnee Indian name for Buck Creek in Springfield, Ohio. rewindandcapture.com/why-…
Today I learned of a three year old Russian girl who survived for 11 days in Siberian taiga forest by drinking from a creek and eating berries while being protected by her dog which went to get help after nine days and returned with rescuers. siberiantimes.com/other/o…
James Van Der Beek's last name translates to English as "from the creek". He is best known for playing the titular character on the 1990s drama series "Dawson's Creek". surnames.behindthename.co…
There is a lake in Australia named "Lake Disappointment". It was named this because the discoverer, Frank Hann, followed an inland flowing creek expecting to find a large freshwater lake, only to find a dried up lake bed because the lake is typically dry. So he named it "Disappointment" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
The new "Dubai Creek Tower" to be completed in 2020 standing at 1350M high will be the tallest thing in the world, even towering over the Burj Khalifa skyscraperpage.com/diagra…
Today I learned of Sand Creek Massacre, where Col. Chivington and his militia launched a surprise attack and murdered Native men, women, and children of Cheyenne and Arapaho encampment. The militia scalps the victims' heads and cut off their genitals (regardless of gender) and placed them as decoration. digitalcommons.unl.edu/cg…
Disney World is located in and governed by the Reedy Creek Improvement District, a jurisdiction created by Disney that is exempt from all Florida land use laws en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ree…
A family of people with blue skin lived in Kentucky for many generations. The Fulgates of Troublesome Creek are thought to have gained their blue skin through combination of inbreeding and a rare genetic condition known as methemoglobinemia. abcnews.go.com/Health/blu…
Today I learned of Lake Disappointment, Western Australia. So named because the explorer who discovered it followed creeks inland expecting to find a large lake, only to be disappointed when it turned out to be a large salt flat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
The fastest accurately recorded wind speed not related to tornadoes was 253 MPH. It was recorded during the passage of Tropical Cyclone Olivia on 10 April 1996. The highest recorded surface wind speed was measured at 302 MPH during the Bridge Creek–Moore tornado in Oklahoma on 3 May 1999 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
As a 2.5 year old girl, Michelle Funk fell into a creek and was submerged for 66 minutes. When rescuers arrived she didn't have pulse and was not breathing. 3+ hours after that, her blood was warmed. When it reached 77 degrees F. she came back to life and is still living to this day. nytimes.com/1988/07/26/sc…
Today I learned of the Battle of Dove Creek, where Confederate soldiers were defeated after attempting a surprise attack on a peaceful band of Kickapoo Indian families wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle…
The first fossilized bone found in America was discovered in 1787 in Woodbury Creek, Gloucester County, New Jersey. It was later thought to be a hadrosaur. nj.com/inside-jersey/inde…
Thanks to the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, connecting Chesapeake Bay to Delaware Bay (via the Back Creek branch of the Elk River), the Delmarva Peninsula is actually an island. nytimes.com/1982/09/12/tr…
After the removal of the Creek and Cherokee from their lands, the state of Georgia held a series of public lotteries to give away the property to White settlers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
During the 2012 Tunnel Creek avalanche, the roiling snow turned into something closer to liquid, thick like lava. Elyse Saugstad, a professional free skier, narrowly escaped being trapped inside the sudden snow fall by pulling the lever on her avalanche survival air bag before being sucked in. nytimes.com/projects/2012…
Michelle Funk, a 2.5 year old girl fell into an icy creek and was submerged for 66 minutes. When rescued she had no pulse for over 3 hours until her blood warmed, and she miraculously came back to life. survivor-story.com/miracl…
Today I learned of the Bolton Strid, a small creek in Yorkshire, England, which while appearing harmless has swallowed every person to enter it. This is due to a mass of undercurrents and submerged caves undetectable from the surface. atlasobscura.com/places/b…
On January 24th, 1848 while overseeing the construction of a sawmill on the American river James W. Marshall saw something shining in Sutter Creek. What he found was 10-12 pieces of gold. When word got out James W. Marshall, unexpectedly started the California Gold Rush Of 1849. americaslibrary.gov/jb/re…
The largest US ranch (King Ranch, TX) wouldn't make the top 100 cattle stations by land size in Australia, where Anna Creek Station (Australia's largest) is over seven times the size. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned about the State of Sequoyah: a rejected proposal by the "Five Civilized Tribes"β€”the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek (Muscogee), and Seminoleto form their own state en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
There is a Lake Disappointment in Australia. It was named by an explorer who followed creeks to it hoping for a freshwater source, but found a saltwater lake instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
The Parents' Television Council named Dawson's Creek as the worst show of 97-98 and 98-99, in part due to 'references to pornography and condoms, and the show's acceptance of homosexuality.' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daw…
In 1897 Frank Hann noticed creeks in Western Australia flowed inland, and followed them, expecting to find a large fresh water lake. To his disappointment, the lake turned out to be salt and subsequently named it Lake Disappointment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
Los Angeles' city charter once stated Los Angeles couldn't provide surplus water to any area outside the city. Thus, people near outlying dams and creeks realized they would have to annex themselves to the city to provide themselves domestic water and irrigate their farms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los…
The highest ground temperature ever recorded was 201 degrees Fahrenheit at Furnace Creek on July 15, 1972 chicago.cbslocal.com/2014…
Today I learned of Crow Creek massacre that occurred around the mid 1300s between Native American groups. Atleast 486 people died during the attack. evidence showed signs of ritual mutilation, particularly scalping. Other examples were tongues being removed, teeth broken, beheading, hands and feet being cut off en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
I learned paleontologists unearthed "Dueling Dinosaurs" in Hell Creek Montana. The find is a complete Theropod fossil fighting a complete ceratopsian. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Scream (1996) and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) were written by the same person, screenwriter Kevin Williamson. He also created Dawson’s Creek. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kev…
In 2011 an Amish family tried to ford a rain swollen creek in Kentucky, but the buggy flipped, killing four children sandiegouniontribune.com/…
A single Japanese company owns Laphroaig, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Canadian Club, Maker's Mark, Midori, Blue Curaçao, and Courvoisier. suntory.com/brands/
In 1799 a boy found a 17lb. rock in a creek in North Carolina & used it as a doorstop. It was gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Andrew Jackson adopted an orphaned Creek Indian boy named Lyncoya after the Creek War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
In 2006 a beaver pair moved to Alhambra creek in California. When they did they transformed the area into a wildlife refuge, revitalizing populations of River Otters, Minks, and various birds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
When the new United States capital was founded in 1791, the landmarks of the city were renamed in honor of Rome. Goose Creek became Tiber Creek, Jenkins Hill became Capitol Hill, and the Congress was the Capitol itself, recalling Rome’s Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus. global.oup.com/academic/p…
A single Japanese company owns: Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, Old Grand-Dad, Old Crow, Baker's, Basil Hayden's, Booker's, Knob Creek, Laphroaig, Ardmore, The Tyrconnell, Connemara, Canadian Club, Courvoisier, Starbucks Liqueurs and many other booze brands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
The largest ranch in the world, Anna Creek Station, is bigger than Israel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
There is a creek in Wyoming that splits and flows to both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is thought that cutthroat trout used this passage to cross the Continental Divide. sploid.gizmodo.com/this-c…
Today I learned of Short Creek in Kentucky. At 150 ft long and 25 ft wide, it is considered to be one of the shortest creeks on earth. It is actually a karst window and thus, TIL about karst windows. kentuckyboytravels.com/sh…
There is a home in Alaska called "Goose Creek Tower", it is a 185' tall, 12 Story house built by simply stacking log cabins on top of each other. designboom.com/architectu…
Today I learned of the Fall Creek Massacre. It was the first documented case in which white Americans were convicted, sentenced to capital punishment, and executed for the murder of Native Americans under U.S. law. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
In 2009, bourbon distillery Knob Creek completely sold out of their stock. To celebrate this, they ran ads showing an empty bottle with the words "Thanks for nothing." theguardian.com/business/…
There is a place called Two Ocean Pass at the continental divide, one stream goes to the Pacific, one to the Atlantic. A fish could make a 6,000 mile freshwater journey from one ocean to another through this creek. mmarkmiller.wordpress.com…
A large family simply known as the "blue people" lived in the hills around Troublesome Creek in Kentucky until the 1960s. The trait was passed on from generation to generation. People with this condition have blue, plum, indigo or almost purple skin. rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ky…
There is a place called Pee Pee Township in Pike County, Ohio. Named after the Pee Pee Creek, which was named after a settler inscribed his initials P. P. on a tree near the bank. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pee…
The Minetta Creek once ran as one of the largest natural water courses across Manhattan was buried and there is belief it still runs today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
There's a town in California that hasn't authorized a new water meter since 1971. In 2005, a water meter was auctioned for $310,000. The buyer "didn't get a house, or even land on which to build a house - just the right to hook up to the municipal water supply, which comes from a creek." nytimes.com/2005/10/09/re…
Sam Houston was left for dead by army surgeons during battle led by Andrew Jackson against Creek Indians. Not only did Houston survive, but years later he got into a fistfight with a Congressman who held a gun to Houston's chest, pulled the trigger and misfired. Houston was left unharmed. blogs.weta.org/boundaryst…
Today I learned of Silas Soule, an American abolitionist, member of the underground railroad, and a commander in the Civil War who refused orders to participate in the Sand Creek Massacre. He was murdered at age 26 shortly after testifying against the massacre's ringleader. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
There is a creek in Wyoming that splits with one part flowing into the Atlantic Ocean and the other part flowing into the Pacific Ocean. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
In 2013, scientists sequenced genome of a horse that had been kept frozen for the last 700,000 years in permafrost in at Thistle Creek, Yukon, Canada sci-news.com/genetics/sci…
While the term bayou typically refers to wetlands and swamplands, it also refers to brackish creeks or rivers whose currents reverse daily due to tides en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay…
Chis Thile of Nickel Creek wrote "Let's Jam Sometime" in 4th grader Sarah Jarosz's concert program music.blog.mystatesman.co…
There used to be an Old West Outlaw Gang (redundant?) comprised of 'multi-racial gang members who were part African American and Creek Indian'. The Rufus Buck Gang. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R…
John Perrett aka "Potato Creek Johnny" Immigrated from Wales in 1883 at the age of 17. He made his way to Deadwood, South Dakota and is credited for finding the biggest gold nugget in history. The original nugget is kept in a Safe Deposit Box at a bank. legendsofamerica.com/sd-p…
The Simpsons season 2 episode Simpsons And Delilah was going to have TV's first homosexual kissing scene. In 2000, 10 years later, the first real one happened on Dawson's Creek. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim…
The first legit, primetime gay male kiss occurred on 'Dawson's Creek.' huffingtonpost.com/2015/0…
It's better for the environment to wash your car on the lawn and not your driveway. The soil on your lawn neutralizes the waste water, but run-off from your driveway goes into storm drains that empty out into rivers and creeks. environment.about.com/od/…
The locusts from "by the banks of plum creek" are extinct en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Lefty Grove's MVP award is the only one not enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Instead being housed at the George's Creek Library in Lonaconing, Maryland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lef…
Today I learned of Michelle Funk. At the age of 2 she fell into a creek and remained submerged for an hour. When finally pulled out, she had no pulse. Doctors refused to give up and after three hours managed to revive her, though they feared brain damage. Michelle made a full recovery. survivor-story.com/a-two-…
The largest cattle station in the world is Anna Creek Station in South Australia at over 34,000 square kilometres is the world's largest cattle station. It is even larger than Belgium. weekendnotes.com/interest…
Andrew Jackson adopted a Native boy, Lyncoya, after the boy's mother was killed in the Creek Wars. Jackson later wanted to send him to West Point. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
Decades after Upton Sinclair first wrote about it in THE JUNGLE, "Bubbly Creek" is still polluted with 100 year old offal and residue from Chicago slaughterhouses. chicagojournal.com/news/0…
A company called Hampton Creek based in Silicon Valley is working to create a plant that grows a whole egg substitute, a completely vegan egg. foodandwine.com/blogs/201…
The Atlantic-Pacific waterway Lewis & Clark were searching for actually does exist, and the waters flow in two different directions at a creek in Wyoming. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The most powerful tornado recorded was the 1999 Bridge Creek–Moore F5 tornado with wind speeds reaching 301 MPH. It had the highest wind speed ever recorded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
Andrew Jackson had no biological children, but was legal guardian for 8 and 2 additional adopted children, including an orphaned Creek Indian en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
A total of 7,860 Native Americans from the Indian Territory (Oklahoma) participated in the Confederate Army, as both officers and enlisted men; they were mostly from the Five Civilized Tribes: the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole nations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Disney World has its own governmental entity, Reedy Creek Improvement District, that has their own fire departments and laws with jurisdiction over the parks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ree…
The Killpecker Dune Field, the largest dune field in the U.S., was named for Killpecker Creek. This name was given by pioneers after the nasty effect of its salty water on men usgeologymorphology.com/R…
For 15 years, the company Rose Creek Health Products has been selling drops of salt water under the product name "Vitamin O," which they claim to be a miracle drug capable of preventing cancer and other ailments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vit…
There is an actual city called Dawson's Creek in British Columbia, Canada en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daw…

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