Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam was smoking so much pot that he installed a fireman's pole in his home so he can get to his studio faster so he doesn't forget ideas for songs/lyrics he's creating. theguardian.com/music/200…
The first steam locomotive was built in the United States a the "Best Friend of Charleston". It was built in 1830 and in 1831, It was also the first locomotive to explode in the United States, when a fireman sat on a release valve because he didn't like the whistling sound it made. He died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bes…
There’s a theme park which offers children the experience of adulthood called KidZania. Instead of going on rides, kids can work in a variety of jobs, like fireman or pilot planes, and use their β€œsalary” in the gift shop or rent electric versions of luxury cars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid…
Today I learned about Arthur John Priest, a "fireman" who survived the sinking of the Titanic...and FIVE OTHER disasters at sea before and after. bbc.com/news/uk-northern-…
The first fireman death reported during the 9/11 attacks was directly caused by someone jumping off the building and landing on him(the fireman) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
In 1831, a train suffered a boiler explosion when a fireman grew tired of listening to it whistle, and tried to stop the noise by placing a piece of lumber on the safety valve and sitting on it. The blocked valve caused the pressure within the boiler to exceed its capacity, and it exploded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bes…
Soul Asylum’s "Runaway Train" helped find 25 missing children featured in the music video, but also led to a girl being returned to a "bad home situation" and a fireman discovering his daughter was killed by her mother and buried in the mother's backyard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run…
Prolific Californian arsonist John Orr, who was also an arson investigator, wrote a novel about a fireman who was caught setting fires, as he was committing his crimes. The Fireman’s name was Aaron Stiles- an anagram for I set L.A. arson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In most elevators, at least in any built or installed since the early nineties, the door-close button doesn’t work. It is there mainly to make you think it works. (It does work if, say, a fireman needs to take control. But you need a key, and a fire, to do that.) newyorker.com/magazine/20…
Ray Bradbury originally titled Fahrenheit 451 as "The Fireman", but he & editors found the name boring so they called a local fire station and asked what temperature book paper burnt at. The firemen put Bradbury on hold, burnt a book, and reported that the temp it burnt at was "Fahrenheit 451" eolit.hrw.com/hlla/novelg…
The first fireman killed during the September 11 attacks died at 9:30am when a civilian who had jumped from the South Tower landed on him. 9-11commission.gov/report…
A Chernobyl fireman who claimed they didn't know that the Chernobyl meltdown flames were radioactive, 20 years later said "Of course we knew! If we'd followed regulations, we would never have gone near the reactor. But it was a moral obligation – our duty. We were like kamikaze." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
During the days of private service there was a position called the plug ugly fireman. It was his job to keep other rival companies away from their water supply. hookandirons.com/blogs/ho…
The fireman's pole came about when a firefighter on the top floor slid down a pole used for binding hay during transport. It prompted his Captain to convince the Chief to install a hole and pole. They were targets of lots of jokes until people realized the company always showed up first. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
Seaman, Airman, and Fireman are all current Navy Ranks. Landman is no longer used. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
A fireman's eyes at the Chernobyl disaster were said to have turned from brown to blue because of the intensity of the radiation he received. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
On October 11, 2015 a group of fireman in Prahan (Melbourne, Australia) were able to rescue a cat that was stuck in a tree approximately 10 metres high. heraldsun.com.au/leader/i…
Jason George who plays lead fireman in Station19 and eventually a fireman in Grey's Anatomy, first played one on Friends-The One Where They're Up All Night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
Today I learned of the animated children's show 'Fireman Sam' and its removed episode. The episode contained a scene where 'Elvis Cridlington' steps and slips upon a page of the Quran. telegraph.co.uk/news/2016…
The furnaces of the titanic required over 600 tons of coal be shoveled into them daily by hand, leading to the disposal of 100 tons of ash a day into the sea. This required around the clock work of 176 fireman. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Eddie Vedder had a fireman's pole installed in his house so he could get to his studio before forgetting ideas when stoned... guardian.co.uk/music/2009…
A fireman was killed on 9/11 when a falling jumper hit him. esquire.com/_mobile/featu…
John Wayne didn't get his nickname "Duke" from anything he did in Hollywood. When he was a child, a local fireman began calling him "Little Duke" because he never went anywhere without his dog named Duke. John Wayne, whose real name was Marion, preferred the name Duke, and it just stuck en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
Ray Bradbury originally titled Fahrenheit 451 as "The Fireman", but he & editors found the name boring so they called a local fire station and asked what temperature book paper burnt at. The firemen put Bradbury on hold, burnt a book, and reported that the temp it burnt at was "Fahrenheit 451" eolit.hrw.com/hlla/novelg…
'Fireman Rob' competes in IronMan competitions throughout the U.S. In full firefighter equipment in order to inspire and motivate others and is the founder of The Fireman Rob Foundation firemanrobfoundation.com
Fahrenheit 451 was originally titled "The Fireman." Ray Bradbury and the editors thought the name was boring so they called a local fire station to ask what temperature book paper burned at. Bradbury was put on hold while the firemen burned a book. It burned at "Fahrenheit 451." eolit.hrw.com/hlla/novelg…
Paul McCartney is in a two man band called the Fireman whose members were officially anonymous until 2008 en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
There is an electronic music group called The Fireman that consists of Paul McCartney and the bassist from Killing Joke. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
WJ Brookes, the shoe factory that inspired "Kinky Boots" movie, has been closed in 2013 and the owner now is a fireman. northampton-news-hp.co.uk…
Paul McCarntney released electronica music under a different name: The Fireman en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
An Emirati Fireman was put on trial for having a "gay" handshake huffingtonpost.co.uk/dan-…
In 1972, a fireman in Glasgow called Adrian McGill sacrificed his own life by giving a trapped resident his breathing apparatus. Unfortunately, while the resident did make it out, they also later died in hospital firescotland.gov.uk/the-f…
Ray Bradbury originally titled Fahrenheit 451 as "The Fireman", but he & editors found the name boring so they called a local fire station and asked what temperature book paper burnt at. The firemen put Bradbury on hold, burnt a book, and reported that the temp it burnt at was "Fahrenheit 451" eolit.hrw.com/hlla/novelg…
A Firehouse in Minneapolis Taught A Cat To Use The Fireman's Pole youtube.com/watch?v=iTl0o…
The stop-motion TV series "Fireman Sam" was originally in Welsh. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
: Before fireman's poles were invented, firehouses were equipped with spiral staircases which prevented their horses from climbing the stairs to their living quarters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…

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