Today I learned about Marie Pantalon. A French woman in 1850 that decided to become a Gold Digger. She pretended to be a man to get to California, worked like any man, wielded a gun to defend her claims, and dressed in pants, unthinkable at the time, eventually obtained official permission to wear the pants. revealingthepast.com/2019…
The monster truck, Grave Digger has had 41 iterations. Number 13 was skipped because of Triskaidekaphobia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Badgers and coyotes will sometimes team up to hunt together. Coyotes have a keener sense of smell and movement while Badgers are more efficient diggers. fws.gov/news/blog/index.c…
Today I learned of Russian Diggers: civilians who venture into nature to identify dead Red Army soldiers. They sometimes do it in arranged forests as the Soviet regime planted forests to conceal bloody sites. Most bodies are just a few inches deep, even after 70 years. bbc.com/news/magazine-255…
During Prohibition, federal agents Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith disguised themselves as grave-diggers, football players, Russian women, rabbis, judges, and plumbers (among many others). Together, they seized more than 5 million bottles of illicit booze and made 4,932 arrests. nydailynews.com/new-york/…
Australian ideas for naming its new currency included the oz, koala, emu, boomer, both kanga and roo, digger, zac (short for Anzac), kwid, dinkum and the ming pickle.nine.com.au/2015/1…
Kanye West originally wrote "Gold Digger" for the female rapper Shawnna, from the woman's point of view ("I'm not sayin' I'm a gold digger..."), but when she passed on it, he rewrote it from the man's perspective. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
When Australia stopped using the pound as it's currency, some suggested names for the the new currency were the austral, the oz, the boomer, the roo, the kanga, the emu, the digger, the Quid, the dinkum and the Ming before the government ultimately settled on the Australian dollar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
Digger is a military slang term for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand used prominently during WWI. In a wider social context it is linked to the concept of "egalitarian mateship." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig…
After Nikola Tesla lost control of Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing, one of his many jobs included working as a ditch digger for $2/day. madehow.com/inventorbios/…
Due to sampling Ray Charles is a songwriter for Kanye West's Gold Digger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
A Canadian man spent 7 years digging a basement using nothing but scale remote controlled diggers and trucks. carscoops.com/2012/02/can…
Diggerland is a chain of British theme parks where you can dig holes using construction equipment ("diggers"), watch races and enjoy digger-themed rides such as the Dig-a-Round. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig…
On October 16, 1869, the petrified body of a 10' tall man was discovered by well diggers. Although various scientists dismissed the body as a hoax, some people vehemently defended its authenticity as proof of the "giants" mentioned in Genesis 6:4. It was indeed a hoax. museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/a…
The 2nd verse of Gold Digger originally ended with "18 years, 18 years, he killed that bitch they gave him 25 years" rapgenius.com/42625
Jon Brion, the composer for Eternal Sunshine and Magnolia, helped Kanye West write most of the songs on Late Registration including "Gold Digger" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lat…
The Diggers, a Christian Communist community from 1649 in the English civil war are celebrated to this day in Wigan wigandiggersfestival.org/
While building the Oresund bridge (Sweden to Denmark) a digger scooped up a WW2 bomb from the seafloor without knowing it. If exploded, it would have killed the workers & destroyed the digging equipment. Construction then stopped until the seabed was clear. 16 bombs were found overall. youtube.com/watch?feature…
Before their respective careers took off-Bryan Cranston was a videotape interviewer at a dating service, Jon Hamm was a set dresser for a cable softcore porno, and Kelsey Grammer was a ditch digger. youtube.com/watch?v=vVEpa…
Jamie Foxx's vocals in Gold Digger only appear in the intro; the rest of the background vocals use Ray Charle's performance of "I've Got a Woman." Kanye West conceived of using Foxx's vocals when he saw Foxx's portrayal of Ray Charles in the film Ray. mtv.com/news/1522995/road…
The term "digger" is Australian slang for Soldier or veteran. It orginally referred to miners and then ANZAC Soldiers who served in the trenches in Turkey WWI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig…

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