In 2016, a Utah woman sued herself for the wrongful death of her own husband. The woman was driving with her husband when she flipped her car, killing him. Because she was his named heir, the woman sued herself on behalf of her husband's estate and ultimately inherited the money from the suit. claimsjournal.com/news/we…
Driving 45MPH on a stretch of rumble strips in New Mexico will play 'America the Beautiful' youtube.com/watch?v=6l2vS…
Robocop's suit was so cumbersome, it would not fit into his police car. Every time you see Robocop driving, he doesn’t have his Robo pants on. thewrap.com/robocop-30th-…
NASCAR was formed after Prohibition when out-of-work bootleggers wanted to keep their driving skills sharp through organized races. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo…
BMW driving instructor Johan Schwartz claimed the record for longest drift in 2018. He drifted in a 2018 M5 for 232.5 miles, over eight hours, and had five mid-drift refuels. thedrive.com/news/17508/n…
Authorities have revealed the full extent of PokΓ©mon Go crimes in the UK. In 2016, 290 mugging, assault, and driving offenses were due to PokΓ©mon. In one incident a 30 man brawl occurred. standard.co.uk/news/techa…
Speeding doesn't save you much time. Accounting for traffic and road conditions, driving 10-20 miles over the limit only saves you on average 4 minutes on a 30 minute trip. Even driving 20 over for a 5 minute drive saved on average less than 2 minutes. hondaoakland.net/2018/12/…
The production budget of the first season of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" was so low, the cast shot the opening credits sequence using a digital camera themselves while driving around Philadelphia one night. Charlie Day called it the "cheapest credits ever." indigoprod.com/nyc-video-…
The first person to be arrested for drunk driving was one George Smith, a London taxi driver who ran his cab into a vehicle on September 10, 1897. Smith later pleaded guilty and was fined 25 shillings. history.com/this-day-in-h…
A study has shown that in a major city, it would be significantly cheaper for a self driving car to drive around rather than to pay for parking. news.ucsc.edu/2019/01/mil…
On the set of Kill Bill, Uma Thurman had been on a serious car crash because director Quentin Tarantino insisted she perform her own driving stunts. Thurman knew the car wasn't safe but Tarantino insisted and she caved. Thurman permanently damaged her neck and her knee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
Today I learned about Yao Jiaxin, a 21-year-old student from Xi'an, ran down and injured a waitress, Zhang Miao, while driving. He then got out of his car and stabbed her to death when he saw her memorizing his license plate number. He was sentenced to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yao…
In the UK, Dangerous Driving laws only apply to motor vehicles- this resulted in a man who had killed a woman by hitting her with a track bike at 18mph being sentenced to 2 years in jail under β€˜wanton and furious driving’, a Victorian-Era law intended for Horse Carriages. theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
Safety experts now recommend driving with your hands at 9 and 3 on the steering wheel. The old 10 and 2 position can break your hands or force your arms into your face if the airbag deploys. popularmechanics.com/cars…
Irish Police wrote over 50 tickets to "Prawo Jazdy". He became notorious for various motoring offences before it was realised that "Prawo Jazdy" means "Driving Licence" in Polish. irishtimes.com/news/dicti…
A large study found "How's my driving" stickers reduced crashes by 22%. 80% all the drivers never received a complaint. 10% of the total got only one call ever. automotive-fleet.com/1454…
A road sign trick sent a self-driving car into high-speed mode. A two-inch piece of black electrical tape across the middle of the 3 in a 35 mph speed limit sign tricked Teslas into accelerating to 85 mph. techxplore.com/news/2020-…
A masked Manchester music producer known as "Outlaw" has been driving around at 5 mph blasting McFerrin's "Don't Worry" & handing out free items such as toilet paper, sanitiser, & weed. He's also known for handing out cash to needy at xmas & for giving bags of bud to passersby in Picadilly Gdns. vice.com/en_uk/article/93…
"The Way" by Fastball, a classic 90's jam, is about an old couple with Alzheimer's that died while driving from TX to AR. wusa9.com/article/news/lo…
9/11 led to a decrease in air travel of 12-20%, also leading to an increase in car travel. Since driving is statistically much more dangerous than flying, it is estimated that around 1595 more people died than if this had not happened. mpg.de/6347636/terrorism_…
Today I learned of the term "Thunder Run" a US improvised method of clearing land mines from Highway 19 during the Vietnam War. It involved two M48 tanks driving side by side along the road whilst firing all of their guns until they reached their destination or hit a landmine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M48…
A former Michelin Guide inspector said an inspector's life is lonely, underpaid drudgery, driving around France for weeks on end, dining alone, under intense pressure to file detailed reports on strict deadlines, the guide had become lax in its standards, & some famous chefs are "untouchables". wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel…
[] there is no federal minimum drinking age law. It doesn't have that authority. An act signed by Reagan, however, supersedes states' rights by punishing any state who ignores this by reducing federal highway apportionment by 10% in an effort to reduce drunk driving. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
The psychological term of John Henryism; the belief that anything is achievable if you work hard enough, but it comes at a cost. Based on the life of John Henry, who competed in a pile driving competition, won, and then died as a result from the exertion. encyclopedia.com/social-s…
To disprove reports of his death after a weeks-long disappearance, the President of Turkmenistan appeared on state television driving a rally car around a flaming gas crater known as "Hell's Gate" abc.net.au/news/2019-08-0…
Led Zeppelin used to rent entire hotel sections and thrash them so much that they received multiple permanent bans from the establishments. Most notable being John Bohnam driving a motorcycle at a rented hotel floor soundod.com/10-led-zeppel…
In 1955 a Plymouth owner had her 10-day-old car suddenly veer off into a wall while she was driving. The dealer refused to pay for repairs, claiming that the warranty only covered repairing defective parts, not the damages caused by them. However, they got sued and lost the case. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
If you have been convicted of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charge in the last ten years, or more than once ten years ago or longer, you are what is known as β€œcriminally inadmissible to Canada.” immigroup.com/news/enteri…
The Arikara, not the Lakota, were the original inhabitants of what is now Mount Rushmore (The Black Hills). The Lakota (hailing from what is now Minnesota) settled the region in the 18th century, driving out the native inhabitants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari…
Almost all American drivers describe their driving skills as "above average" psychologicalscience.org/…
There is a specific type of OCD called Hit And Run OCD, in which the sufferer has unavoidable intrusive thoughts that they have just hit someone with their car while they are driving. iocdf.org/expert-opinions…
A driving force behind the 1989 coup which saw the downfall of Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner was concern that either Stroessner's cocaine-addicted son, Alfredo, or his gay son, Gustavo, would one day succeed him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
Finland is the strictest country in the world in terms of driving lessons. There are lessons required regarding car maintenance and driving in icy conditions, with learners requiring a test in the summer and another one in the winter. agradedrivingschool.com.a…
In 2017, a group of travel influencers were banned from all U.S. public lands. Their violations included driving an RV across the Bonneville Salt Flats, walking on Yellowstone’s hot springs, and affixing a rope swing to the Corona Arch. A year later, they fell off a waterfall in B.C. and died. outsideonline.com/2325286…
Will Wright, the creator of SimCity and The Sims, was also the winner of a 1980 illegal street race from New York to Santa Monica, driving a Mazda RX-7 with his co-driver Rick Doherty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The cellist of Electric Light Orchestra, Mike Edwards, was killed when a 1,300 pound hay bale rolled down a hill and collided with the van he was driving. wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_E…
When during WWII the Japanese seized control of plantations amounting to more than 90% of rubber production, the US issued a nationwide driving maximum "Victory Speed" of 35mph to conserve rubber. The industrial synthetic rubber was eventually developed. ameshistory.org/content/w…
The British Medical Journal does an annual Christmas Issue, where they publish research-quality but satirical articles, like a randomized trial on the effectiveness of parachutes, or investigating the driving behaviors of different physician specialties bmj.com/about-bmj/resourc…
When Ray Davies of The Kinks took his first driving test, he ran a woman over. When he got out to help her, he forgot to put the handbrake on and the car rolled over her shopping. newstatesman.com/culture/…
A driving range in Australia banned players from doing β€œHappy Gilmore” golf swings thegolfnewsnet.com/golfne…
In 2009 an oil futures trader traded 7 million barrels of oil during an "alcohol-induced blackout", causing a loss of nearly $10M to his company and briefly driving the oil price up by over $1.50 per barrel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil…
Mike Myers thought up the Austin Powers character while driving home one day. His radio was playing Burt Bacharach’s β€œThe Look of Love”, and he was with his then-wife Robin Ruzan. Myers asked her if he was β€œmaking her horny”. She told him to stop it and write his new character down. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Christopher Lee was once driving through Italy with his wife when their car had a puncture. He went for help, but fell into a ditch and got covered in mud. He reached a house and knocked on the door. The owner opened it, shrieked and fainted. They’d seen a Dracula film the night before. independent.co.uk/life-st…
In Britain, drivers can be fined up to Β£5,000 if they are caught driving through a puddle which causes a pedestrian to be splashed. nottinghampost.com/news/m…
When John Lennon got his driving license, numerous luxury car dealers brought their wares to Lennon's house, so that the rock star could personally see their cars without leaving his house. The idea worked for a Ferrari dealer, as Lennon bought a 330GT 2+2 from him. bonhams.com/auctions/2092…
The reason why driving long distances makes you tired is because your body is constantly fighting the small vibrations from your car scienceabc.com/humans/tra…
Today I learned of Kazimierz Piechowski, a Holocaust Survivor, who, along with three other Polish inmates under the age of 21, successfully escaped Auschwitz by stealing a commandant's car, driving to the entrance posing in stolen Nazi uniforms, and demanding the guards to open the gate. theguardian.com/world/201…
Today I learned of the Antarctic Snow Cruiser, a 55 foot, 37 ton vehicle used in a 1939 Antarctic expedition. Its smooth tires were ill suited for the deep snow but the crew discovered that traction was increased by driving in reverse. They proceeded to complete a 92 mile trek, completely in reverse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
According to some German soldiers interviewed after the D Day landings, the most amazing thing about the allied invasion was not the immense scale, or anything like the surprise of tanks driving out of the sea, but the fact that the allies did not need to use any horses. youtu.be/KmXc2UbtB7o
In 1907, a Mexican railroad brakeman named JesΓΊs GracΓ­a saved the entire town of Nacozari by singlehandedly driving a damaged and burning train containing dynamite six kilometers away from the town before it finally exploded, killing him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…

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