[] The first documented gold found in the United States was discovered by 12-year-old John Reed, who pulled a 17-pound gold nugget from a North Carolina creek. Unsure of the substance, Reed's family used the nugget as a doorstop for several years before selling it to a jeweler for $3.50. ourstate.com/north-caroli…
The Post Cereal company was founded by a former patient at Battle Creek Sanitarium, which was run by John Harvey Kellog, brother of the founder of Kellog's Cereals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
Today I learned about WW II's Operation Creek. German U-Boats, directed by spy ships, were destroying shipping in the Indian Ocean. The British, unable to attack because the ships were in neutral seas recruited middle-aged British businessmen and trained them as commandos. The mission was a complete success. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The Rufus Buck Gang was an outlaw multi-racial gang whose members were part African American and part Creek Indian.[1] They operated in the Indian Territory of the Arkansas-Oklahoma area from 1895 to 1896. legendsofamerica.com/rufu…
The fastest wind speed ever measured from a tornadic storm is 301 MPH, which was set in 1999 during the Bridge Creek-Moore EF5 Tornado. weather.com/storms/tornad…
Annie Murphy (Alexis from Schitt’s Creek) almost quit her acting career after her apartment burnt to the ground and she had $3 in her bank account. A couple days later she secured her audition for Alexis. cnbc.com/2020/01/30/annie…
The actress that played Andie, 16 in Dawson's Creek was actually 29 Year old mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Today I learned of the Cave Creek disaster that killed 14 people after they fell 40 meters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cav…
Today I learned of Michael Patterson, a man who jumped into a creek to save a drowning four-year-old girl. He ended up severing his spinal cord during the rescue and paralyzing both of his legs and one of his arms. He also suffered other injuries. He later died in hospital. today.com/news/good-samar…
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…
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…
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…
On January 23, 1971, the U.S. recorded its coldest temperature ever at -79.8 degrees Fahrenheit (or -62 degrees Celsius) at Prospect Creek, Alaska en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
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…
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…
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_…
Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek's Dutch last name translates to "from the creek" surnames.behindthename.co…
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…
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…
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…
Today I learned of the Monster from Partridge Creek, an animal spotted in the Yukon wilderness that is rumored to be a dinosaur. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Marble Hill actually was part of Manhattan until they built a canal where the current Harlem River is. I also learned that St. Stephen's Church used to overlook the original estuary, Spuyten Duyvil Creek. newyorkfamilyhistory.org/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
A bank robber hired decoys on Craigslist and escaped down a creek on a Inner tube cnet.com/news/bank-robber…
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…
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…
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_…
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…
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…
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_…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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 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…
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…

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