The CIA found games such as Final Fantasy, Devil May Cry and even Animal Crossing on Osama Bin Laden's hard drive. They also found anime like Naruto, Bleach and Dragon Ball. comicbook.com/gaming/news…
To compose a picture of a black hole in 2019, 5 petabytes of data were used, which took half a ton of hard drives. Part of this data was physically moved by plane. This allowed a transfer of 14 gigabytes per second, which was faster than if data would be transferred through the internet. sixcolors.com/post/2019/0…
The reason one cannot drive straight from North America down to South America is one 100km stretch of extremely difficult, dangerous and environmentally sensitive terrain called the Darien Gap in Central America en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
29-yr-old Marine veteran Taylor Winston stole a truck to drive victims of the Las Vegas shooting to the hospital. He and his girlfriend made 2 trips having to pick only the most critically injured 10 - 15 people each time after helping boost others over a fence away from the shooter. businessinsider.com/how-a…
Today I learned about the windshield phenomenon, the observation that since the early 2000s people often no longer have to clean a bunch of insects off the windshields of their cars after a long drive. It has been attributed to a global decline in insect populations because of human impact on their ecosystem. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
There is a Filipino carpenter who has been voluntarily crucified every year since 1985 on Good Friday. He drives four-inch nails into both hands and feet and is then lifted on a wooden cross for around five minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
Adam DeVine of Workaholics and Pitch Perfect was paralyzed and nearly had his legs amputated at age 11 after being run over by a truck. He recovered years later after multiple surgeries and still has scarring. He credits this experience with giving him his ambition and drive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
In 1964, Isaac Asimov speculated that by 2014, cars with "robot-brains" would drive us to our destinations without human assistance. Though he did predict the advent of the autonomous car, his belief that it would hover two feet above the ground failed to materialize. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Crows in Japan learned to crack walnuts by dropping them in a crosswalk. the birds hop in front of the cars and place walnuts. After the lights turn green the vehicles drive over the nuts, cracking them open. when it’s time to cross again, the crow join the pedestrians and pick up their meal. pbs.org/lifeofbirds/brain…
Land sickness is a thing. After returning from a boat trip the body gives the illusion of rising and falling just like on a boat. The feeling can last from minutes to hours. If the feeling is permanent it is called Mal de debarquement and a "cure" is to drive in a car en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
The average truck driver drives about 125,000 miles per year and can drive over 5 million miles throughout their careers. zmodal.com/2020/05/27/top…
The current owner of the "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" flying car is director Peter Jackson. He could would drive cast members of The Hobbit films around in the car while playing the main theme song through a sound system. causeafrockus.com/2018/04…
The Gilmore Car Museum in Michigan offers a driver's training class to teach people of any age to learn how to drive a Ford Model T built between 1908 and 1927 performance.ford.com/enth…
About a 35% of the world population drives on the left, and the countries that do are mostly old British colonies. Since most people are right-handed, swordsmen preferred to keep to the left in order to have their right arm nearer to an opponent and their scabbard further from him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lef…
It is a criminal offence in the United Kingdom to intentionally drive through a puddle and splash someone, which carries fines of up to Β£5000 (about US$6500) theworldnews.net/gb-news/…
A study of 1,892 Finish car owners found that though some luxury car owners were conscientious, men deemed "assholes" (less cooperative/less kind/less considerate) were more likely to drive high-status cars such as BMW. No connection between self-centered women & luxury car ownership was found. fastcompany.com/90457589/…
There are four primary chemicals that can drive the positive emotions you feel throughout the day: dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins (sometimes referred to as D.O.S.E.). Oxytocin specifically comes from physical contact and gives you a lasting feeling of love and security. happyfeed.co/research/4-b…
It's not actually illegal to drive barefoot. In many countries including the UK, US and Canada it's fine as long as you have the ability to operate the controls safely. rac.co.uk/drive/advice/ro…
Sean Connery agreed to drive himself during the production of Zardoz so that he and the film's writer/director could pocket the Β£300/day it was costing the film for a car and chauffeur filmschoolrejects.com/35-…
The Queen is the only person in the U.K. who is allowed to drive without a license foxnews.com/auto/heres-wh…
"aiding and abetting" is not itself a criminal offense, but is the basis for criminal liability. For example, if you drive the getaway car in a bank robbery, you can be charged with the federal crime of bank robbery on the basis of aiding and abetting even if you never enter the bank. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aid…
Today I learned that Graham Crackers, created by Reverend Graham, were intended to be a sex drive-suppressing diet food smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The Sammy Hagar song "I Can't Drive 55" is a song protesting a US federal law (the National Maximum Speed Law) that had mandated a national speed limit of 55 miles per hour (90 km/h). The law was repealed in 1995. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_C…
82% of Americans can't drive a manual transmission car minnesota.cbslocal.com/20…
Henry Hudson while sailing upstream from New York Harbor believed the widening of the river at the Tappan Zee area indicated that he had found the Northwest Passage He sailed upstream as far as present-day Troy (about a 3 hour drive north of NYC) before concluding that there was no Passage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tap…
If you could drive your car at highway speeds in a straight line off the Earth, you could reach the International Space Station in about 4 hours. planetary.org/explore/spa…
Explode and applause are both derived from the same word 'applaudo' - theatregoers in Ancient Rome would clap loudly to drive unpopular characters off the stage - or 'explode'. mashedradish.com/2017/03/…
Carl Benz's wife Bertha was the first motorist. In the summer of 1888 Bertha decided to β€œtest drive” the second prototype Motorwagen on a journey from Mannheim to Pforzheim, a distance of more than 50 miles in a single day and left a note for Carl on the kitchen table heacockclassic.com/articl…
Today I learned about the Alcubierre drive, a solution of Einstein's field equations in general relativity by which a spacecraft could theoretically achieve apparent faster-than-light travel without breaking any physical laws. It would have to be made of matter of negative energy density, which may not exist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mig…
While Victoria Beckham said that she designed a car that she wanted to drive when she took part in creating her own edition of the Range Rover Evoque, Beckham only drove that model of the Evoque 1400 miles in three years, and reportedly sold it because she didn't have an use for it. lookers.co.uk/blog/victor…
A terminally ill Star Wars fan got to see "The Rise of Skywalker" ahead of its scheduled release. A hospice worker tweeted the man's dying wish after seeing a Star Wars tattoo on his leg; 2 days later, a Disney rep arrived at the hospice with a black bag containing a hard drive with the movie. nbcnews.com/pop-culture/m…
World’s first 1 GB hard drive was announced by IBM in 1980. Its price was of $40, 000! geeksforgeeks.org/cool-te…
In 2017, the CIA released over 470,000 files that were on Osama Bin Laden's hard drive to the public with the exception of copyright material and some porn. It was found he had Final Fantasy 7, Ice Age, and Resident Evil along with several BBC and CNN documentaries on him. cia.gov/news-information/…
To pep up the look of a bland 70s Chicago office building, a design firm in 2013 added a 400-foot-tall map of the city. The modernistic 35-storey map is all gray and black except for the representation of the host building (300 S Wacker Drive) --which is shown in red and lights up at night. atlasobscura.com/places/3…
Scientists trained 17 rats to drive tiny cars; each rat stood on the aluminum floor of the car & gripped copper bars with their paws to complete a circuit to propel the car. By touching left/center/right on the bar, rats could steer to pick up rewards of Froot Loops morsels in the arena. cnet.com/news/rats-drive-…
Queen Elizabeth can legally drive a car without a license. She didn't need to take a driver's test and also doesn't have a number plate on her car. vanityfair.com/style/2019…
More countries drive on the right side of the road than the left. rhinocarhire.com/Drive-Sm…
The story of Zeus, a 9 year old pitbull-mix from Montana who was stolen by a family "friend" and found 2k miles away in West Virginia after the thief was arrested. Zeus had a microchip with contact info but was too big to fly so 15 strangers volunteered to drive him home across 9 states . newsweek.com/dog-lost-mon…
In the UK, it is an offence to drive cows down a roadway without the permission of the Commissioner of the Police lawcom.gov.uk/app/uploads…
Russian gold-medal winning blind Paralympians are given cars for their effort, and some of them drive on a daily basis fpsno.ru/en/komponenty/sl…
The RUSH song "Red Barchetta" was based on a Sci Fi story of a near future where drivers of large, heavy and very crash worthy modern cars would hunt drivers of older, more fragile conventional cars and crash into them for sport and drive away unscathed. 2112.net/powerwindows/tra…
Today I learned about β€œpico y placa” or β€œpeak and plate” which was started in BogotΓ‘, Colombia. It’s a driving restriction policy aimed to mitigate traffic congestion. Only license plates with certain numbers can drive on pre-established days and during peak hours. wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_y…
Queen Elizabeth II is not required to have a driver's license, yet she frequently drives and has a car collection worth $10 million pounds (about $12M USD) motorbiscuit.com/check-ou…
If you could drive your car to space (at 60 mph / 97 kph) it would take 1 hour to get there and under 6 months to get to the moon sciencefocus.com/space/if…
The first internal combustion engine was designed in 1661, and would use gunpowder to drive the pistons! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun…
Today I learned of the Diverging Diamond Interchange, is a type of highway interchange where you get to drive on the other side of the road while crossing the freeway, so on the interchange, you actually drive on the left side of the road! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Div…
In 1857 Charles Lockock, believing there to be a cause-effect relationship between masturbation and seizures, began to treat his patients with potassium bromide which was known to reduce sex drive. In doing so, he serendipitously discovered what would become the first drug therapy for epilepsy. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about Pierre Levegh, who attempted to drive the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1952 all by himself. He held a 4-lap lead after 23 hours, but over-revved his engine by breaking a connecting rod, causing him to lose his lead in the final hour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
K9s are trained to sniff for hidden electronic devices like thumb drives, HDDs, phones and laptops. nextgov.com/cybersecurity…
The Indian government embossed the national emblem onto the wheels of its newest moon rover so that it leaves tracks in the shape of the emblem wherever it drives on the lunar surface en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Rats become more emotionally resilient when they are taught how to drive a small vehicle arstechnica.com/science/2…
Lisa Nowak operated the robotic arm on the International Space Station and also became the first astronaut ever to be arrested. She is remembered for wearing maximum-absorption garmentsβ€”government-issued astronaut diapersβ€”during her 950-mile drive from Houston to Orlando houstoniamag.com/news-and…
State laws for online gambling are not based on residence, but rather location, so many people cross state lines in their car, place a bet via their phones, and drive back home, and it is all completely legal herald-dispatch.com/busin…
Transmitting data from person to person via hard drives and physical media is called the Sneakernet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sne…
The electronic toll system in Portugal can be used as payment at many parking lots, gas stations and even some McDonald’s drive throughs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
The company that developed the first all-wheel drive vehicles was named "Four Wheel Drive", and after their invention the company's name "Four Wheel Drive" became synonymous with all-wheel drive vehicles from any manufacturer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
Breeding panda bears is extremely hard and requires a global cooperation because more than half of male pandas exhibit no sexual drive and female pandas are fertile only up to three days a year. One of the methods to encourage the mating pandas is "panda porn". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
The US Virgin Islands is the only US jurisdiction that drives on the lefthand side of the road. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Within the first 5 years of the "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk" campaign (begun in 1983), the U.S experienced its lowest number of alcohol-related fatalities since the DOT began keeping records, and more than 68% of Americans reported trying to prevent someone from driving after drinking adcouncil.org/Our-Campaig…
Sony only released the original Playstation because Nintendo severed their partnership to build a gaming system with a CD drive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
The Crips main founder was appalled to find his organization escalating from fist-fights of his era to gun fights, and hoped to build a truce with the Bloods before distancing himself and ultimately dying in a drive-by. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray…
Leonardo Da Vinci invented a self-propelled cart (powered by two coiled springs and a balance wheel, like a watch) that could drive and even steer autonomously. v2gov.com/da-vincis-self-…
A warp drive is plausible youtu.be/Imi8-rCicaQ
Queen Elizabeth II is immune from prosecution, can drive without a license, and can fire the Prime Minister of Australia or Canada as she pleases businessinsider.com/weird…
When Car & Driver included the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS in the Lightning Lap performance car comparison, it not only managed to do the fastest lap in the sub-$30k class, but also beat several cars in the $30-60k class and held the front-wheel-drive Lightning Lap laptime record until 2018. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
NASA has four M113 that astronauts learn to drive in case they need to escape from the launchpad. These M113 are also used by the NASA firefighters' squad. nasa.gov/mission_pages/sh…
In an attempt to boost car sales in 1958, now defunct car brand Edsel launched a marketing campaign to give away 1000 Appaloosa ponies. All you had to had to do was test drive an Edsel. youtu.be/rZ4S24PruN8
A sequel to the cult film 'Who Killed Captain Alex?' was near completion in 2010. The director Nabwana IGG had completed filming on Tebaatusasula (Luganda: "Those Who Were Screwed Over") when a massive power surge in Wakaliga destroyed the hard drive that contained the footage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
In 2012, a Cleveland woman arrested for a traffic infraction was ordered to stand for 2 days holding a sign that read "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus." npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Today I learned of eccentric English aristocrat Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners [1883-1950]. A talented composer, writer and artist, Lord Berners had a clavichord in his Rolls-Royce, paper flowers in his garden, had tea with a horse and would drive around his estate in a pig mask to scare the locals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lor…
Researchers made 39 men drive a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet for 1h, followed by 1h in an old family car. Tests on saliva samples showed a significant increase in testosterone while drivers were cruising around in the Porsche, and a slight decline when they got behind the wheel of the old car. telegraph.co.uk/news/heal…
America has drive-thru ATMs stonefieldeng.com/Service…
The US Virgin Islands is the only place in the United States that drives on the left, though many cars are left-hand drive like the mainland en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Today I learned of Buckshot Yankee, the worst cyber attack in US military history. In 2008, an employee found a USB drive in the parking lot of a DoD facility and plugged into his work computer. It took 14 months to purge from DoD networks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
There is a group in NASA that is legitimately researching warp drive technology called The Eagleworks Advanced Propulsion Laboratory whose purpose is to explore advanced and theoretical propulsion technologies that are intended to allow human exploration of the Galaxy within 100 years ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?…
Being awake for 18 hours straight makes you drive like you have a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .05. Being awake for 24 hours is like you have a BAC of .1 (for reference, a BAC of .08 is considered drunk) ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
In 2019, McDonald's announced a $300 million acquisition of artificial intelligence (AI) company Dynamic Yield. This is the largest acquisition by the company in 20 years, and it has already rolled out AI technology to 9,500 drive-thrus in the U.S. fool.com/investing/2019/1…
Today I learned about the IRA's proxy bomb campaign of 24 Oct 1990. Three separate people had their families held at gunpoint while they were forced to drive vehicles packed with explosives to targets. The tactic was seen as abhorrent by Catholics and Protestants alike, and even by some members of the IRA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
You paid more for your HDD in 2012 because after Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco was hit by targeted malware W32.DistTrack.Shamoon, its owners sent the company's private airplane fleet abroad to purchase every available hard drive, causing their global shortage and price increase. money.cnn.com/2015/08/05/…
In the UK, it is an offence to β€œdrive through a puddle causing pedestrians to be splashed”. theworldnews.net/gb-news/…
Dry counties have 3x the fatality rate of alcohol-related accidents than wet counties, because people drive longer distances for alcohol alcohol.org/statistics-in…
Today I learned about the Halo Drive, a proposed method for interstellar travel that combines black holes, gravitational slingshots, lasers, and solar sails to propel a ship close to the speed of light without expending fuel. youtube.com/watch?v=rFqL9…
During WWII, DC Comics featured a fictional President Roosevelt who asked all heroes to directly support the war effort. Comics often advocated for kids to support the war by buying war bonds or stamps and many schools held β€œWar Bond drives” nww2m.com/2015/10/home-fr…
Steve Jobs was once pulled over for driving over 100 MPH, Jobs impatiently waits for the ticket, even demanding to hurry up. Ticket at last in hand, he drives right up over 100 MPH again, despite a warning that he could lose his license. justatheory.com/2011/11/s…
Benjamin Franklin, to drive sales of his almanac, predicted that a rival publisher would die on a certain date. When the rival didn’t die, Franklin published his obituary anyway and claimed the rival was an imposter. After the rival’s death, Franklin commended the imposters for stopping. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit…
Rats can learn to drive a car and having an enriched environment (large cage with many levels and toys) enhances competency in driving sciencedirect.com/science…
Today I learned of Black Kite 'Firehawks' which are birds that deliberately spread fires in Australia by carrying burning twigs in their beaks and talons and dropping them in other areas in order to start new fires and drive out insects and small animals so they can feed on them. news.nationalgeographic.c…
The Pandemic Drive Through was invented by Dr. Eric Weiss in 2009 and tested at Stanford Hospital in response to the H1N1 (Swine Flu). news.stanford.edu/news/20…
In the The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne drives a Lamborghini MurciΓ©lago (Spanish for "Bat"). However, Lamborghinis are commonly named after fighting bulls, so Batman drives a car named after a bull named Bat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lam…
James Corden doesn't actually drive the car in his Carpool Karaoke videos
Windows 'does not have' A: and B: drives because they were originally created for floppy disks. howtogeek.com/122891/what…
The woman who won the $1.5 Billion Mega Millions jackpot in October 2018 was going on a scenic drive during some down time when her drive took her past the KC Mart, where the signs showing the incredibly large jackpot caught her eye. She decided to take a chance and purchase a ticket. wvlt.tv/content/news/5071…
In the 1900's the youth of America, before they fooled around at drive-ins and necked on Lover's Lane, coupled in canoes. collectorsweekly.com/arti…
The Ancient Egyptian historian Manetho claimed that Moses was an Egyptian priest named Osarseph who led a colony of leper slaves and invited barbarians to destroy Egypt. After 13 years, the pharaoh Amenhotep and his son Ramses drive them out of Egypt. Osarseph then changes his name to Moses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osa…
After the death of Princess Diana, radio station XFM banned certain songs that might upset people. Banned songs included Drive by The Cars, Airbag by Radiohead and anything by the Crash Test Dummies. stephenmerchant.com/about…
The first pandemic drive-thru was invented by Dr. Eric Weiss and tested at Stanford Hospital in 2009 to combat the spread of H1N1 Swine Flu. news.stanford.edu/news/20…
Mark Davis, the principal owner of the Oakland Raiders who is worth $500 million dollars regularly eats at PF Chang's, drives a 1997 Dodge Caravan and uses a 2003 Nokia phone. businessinsider.com/raide…
Just outside Albuquerque you can drive East on Route 66 and hit a rumble strip that plays "America The Beautiful" if you drive the speed limit, turning the wheels of your car into a phonograph thesingingroad.com/
George Lucas wanted David Lynch (Blue Velvet; Mullholand Drive) to direct Return of the Jedi. youtu.be/EJQ4vCu-S0U

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