Today I learned about John Britten. He and his small team built a motorcycle out of his garage that would defeat major manufacturers like Honda and Ducati at major races as well as break several world records. He designed and fabricated almost every component from scratch. carthrottle.com/post/why-…
Audie Murphy, the most decorated American soldier of World War II, suffered from battle fatigue for the rest of his life. He endured chronic insomnia and recurring nightmares, and kept a loaded pistol under his pillow. He eventually took to sleeping alone in his garage with the lights on. historynet.com/let-there-…
The people who own the housing Breaking Bad was filmed in had to construct a 6 ft. wrought iron fence to stop people from constantly throwing pizzas on their garage roof. ew.com/tv/2017/10/13/brea…
Today I learned about Horatio Nelson Jackson who was the first person to drive across the continental United States and he did it for a $50 bar bet. It took him just over 2 months, having to replace most of the parts on his car. When he got it to Vermont from SF the Drive chain snapped pulling into the garage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
A man died after he was attacked by a flock of seagulls after he disturbed a nest of chicks when he tried to clean bird droppings from the roof of his garage in Anglesey, north Wales. standard.co.uk/hp/front/p…
Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts collects classic cars, but doesn't have a driving license. He has a tailored suit to match each car, which he wears while sitting in the driving seat in the garage. hotcars.com/cars-owned-by…
A stray cat Scarlett risked her life 5 times returning to the burning garage to save her kittens. She touched each of them with her nose to ensure they were all alive as the blisters on her eyes kept her from being able to see them. She collapsed unconscious after assuring they were all safe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
Today I learned about the 1982 crash of Kuwait's unofficial stock market, which was stored in a garage and crashed because of bounced checks. clevelandfed.org/en/newsr…
A parking garage in Derby, UK was once listed by BBC Focus as one of the 10 most secure locations in the world, along with Fort Knox, Air Force One, and Area 51. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bol…
In 2003, the lead singer of Creed, Scott Stapp, contemplated suicide. He put two guns to his head, but did not pull the triggers. He instead fired a few rounds through the walls of his house, put the guns away, went to the garage, got some putty and patched the holes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
Today I learned about the "Antilia", the world's largest private home built by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani and located in Mumbai, India. It is 173m (568ft) tall and has over 37,000 square meters (400,000 sq ft) of living space, 27 floors, a 168-car garage, 9 elevators, a Hindu temple and a 50-seat theater. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Today I learned about the 2001 hit-and-run accident in Ft. Worth, TX, that left Gregory Biggs lodged - broken-boned and bleeding - in the windshield of the car driven by Chante Mallard. Instead of summoning help, Mallard drove home, parked in her garage and allowed Biggs to slowly die over the next two days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
In 1938, the Benld meteorite tore through man's garage in Illinois, piercing the roof, seat, and floor of his Pontiac before rebounding off the car's muffler and landing in the back seat. This created a clean series of holes that were used to trace the meteorite's final path, a first. astronomy.com/news/2020/0…
Garage sales originated in the 1800's qualityovhd.com/new-blog/…
Richard Harris was so drunk through the 1970s that he forgot he owned a Rolls Royce. It sat in a New York garage for 25 years before he found an old photo of himself with it and his accountant confirmed it was still there running up $90k in garage storage costs. telegraph.co.uk/news/obit…
Scanning Electron Microscopes are now within reach of the home workshop and hackers are starting to have them in their garages and workshops. They function by aiming an electron probe at a sample and counting the number of electrons that bounce back at each discrete location to judge brightness hackaday.com/2019/02/18/e…
The Sultan of Brunei has a collection of 7000 cars in 110 separate garages inside his palace, including 600 Rolls Royces, 440 Mercedes Benzes, 365 Ferraris, 350 Bentleys, 275 Lamborghinis, 265 Audis, 258 Aston Martins, 237 BMWs, 230 Porsches, 225 Jaguars, 183 Land Rovers, and 172 Bugattis en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ist…
One of the worlds rarest cars was discovered abandoned in a parking garage in Atlanta. Also given insight on why they killed the electric car prior to the Tesla rise. thedrive.com/news/31345/t…
The Clash song Garageland was inspired by a critic's comment that "The Clash are the sort of garage band that should be speedily returned to the garage, preferably with the motor still running". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Metallica Garage Inc generates so much in royalties that it became a de-facto pension plan for the artists covered ultimateclassicrock.com/m…
In 1996 a stray cat who'd given birth to a litter in an abandoned Brooklyn garage returned to the structure five times after a fire broke out to save her kittens, despite her eyes blistered shut and her paw pads burned from the flames. (Mama and babies all survived.) nydailynews.com/archives/…
Today I learned of Diren Dede, a 17-year-old exchange student from Germany in Montana, entered the garage of Markus Kaarma looking for alcohol, which Kaarma set out to attract and shoot a burglar. Kaarma shot and killed Dede was sentenced to 70 years in prison for deliberate homicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Even though Google's self-driving cats have logged over 700,000 miles, they have yet to overcome the navigational hurdles of snow, heavy rain, open parking lots, multilevel parking garages, construction zones, and when the sun is directly behind a traffic light. digitaltrends.com/cars/go…
In 2000 a man looking for a barber chair at a garage sale purchased a two deteriorated boxes of items for $45. He later found the boxes contained 65 glass plate negatives from photographer Ansel Adams worth $200 million. cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/07/2…
Today I learned about Archer’s Garage in Dublin Ireland, an Art Deco listed building. In 1999 it was demolished by a developer, who was then forced to rebuild it at his own expense to avoid prosecution. comeheretome.com/2017/11/…
There are only 2 companies in the world still making vinyl record lacquer...and one is an elderly Japanese man doing it in his garage! factmag.com/2015/05/07/pr…
The current CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki, is the woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
In 1970, America's semiconductor industry ground to a halt because manufacturers couldn't buy blades for cutting the wafers apart. All the big companies bought their blades from a guy working out of his garage who suddenly got sick. m.channelregister.co.uk/2…
A woman named Chante Mallard hit a homeless man with her car, sending him through her windshield. She drove home, parked her car in her garage & left him stuck there. He died, so she took the body to a park & set fire to the car. She was caught 4 months later when she talked about it at a party en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The band No Doubt was actually formed in 1986 by Gwen Stefani’s brother in their parent’s garage. There were 9 members in the first lineup, but by the time they had their breakthrough album, Tragic Kingdom, Gwen was the only original one left. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_…
The 9/11 memorial lights are a temporary setup on top of a Manhattan parking garage youtube.com/watch?v=LKPkJ…
Some people live in "residential airparks", neighborhoods surrounded by a runway where garages are replaced by aircraft hangers and people fly from place to place instead of driving. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
There are garage trucks in Taiwan that play Fur Elise as their jingle. youtube.com/watch?v=NPj4o…
In 2007, a new parking garage in Germany ended up with two parking bays that had a peculiar shape and required a complicated parking maneuver in order to park there. Officials declared them Men's Parking Spaces to discourage unskilled drivers from attempting the maneuver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men…
Bill Gates kept a map of Africa on his garage wall so he could slowly memorize it between getting in and out of his car. people.com/archive/willia…
Today I learned of the Versailles House, a home being built in Florida that will have 11 kitchens, 14 bedrooms, 32 bathrooms, a 30-car garage, a bowling alley, an indoor roller rink, five total pools, a video arcade, a two-story movie theater, a fitness center, a 20,000-bottle wine cellar, and 2 tennis courts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ver…
Apple's origin story of starting up in a garage was a myth theguardian.com/technolog…
The world’s first motel was opened back in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California. A two-room bungalow with kitchen and private garage cost $1.25. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
At the age of 14, Taylor Wilson built a working nuclear fusion reactor....in his garage. theguardian.com/science/2…
Michio Kaku built a particle accelerator in his parents garage as a high school science project en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
LED light bulbs can interfere with garage door openers blog.lightingsupply.com/b…
A Fort Worth woman hit a homeless man with her car. His body became lodged in her windshield. She drove home. She repeatedly visited the man in her garage and even apologized for hitting him. He died several hours later. She was tried and convicted for murder, receiving a 50 year sentence. cnn.com/2003/LAW/06/27/wi…
The conspirators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing were caught when one of them tried to reclaim his deposit on the rental van they used to carry the bomb into the parking garage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
Today I learned about Joshua Powell who started a radio relay service from his garage in 1927. He offered the service to neighbours by giving them loudspeakers and linking them to his radio. That allowed them to listen to radio without having electricity. By March 1928 there were about 200 subscribers. rediffusion.info/1928-197…
Today I learned of Marvin Heemeyer, a small garage owner who outfitted a large bulldozer with steel & concrete armor, video cameras and gun-ports, then took it on a rampage in Granby, Colorado. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The "Parking Garage" episode of Seinfeld was filmed on the sound stage. The audience bleachers, Jerry's apartment and the restaurant were removed, and mirrors were setup around the entire set to make the garage look bigger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1953, the British kicked off their successful Mt Everest expedition by inviting its members to their embassy. While the climbers were housed in luxury, the Sherpas were put in garages without beds or toilets. Infuriated, the Sherpas retaliated by lining up and urinating on the front lawn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
In 1996 a fire broke out in an abandoned garage housing a cat with her 5 kittens. The mother cat went through the flames 5 different times to rescue each kitten. After she felt they were safe, she collapsed unconscious. gloritastic.com/2015/01/t…
There is an underground parking garage in Israel that can be converted in 3 days to a fortified emergency hospital with room for 2,000 patients. It can generate its own power and store enough oxygen, drinking water, and medical supplies for up to 3 days. pjvoice.org/2015/06/15/ra…
The Church of Scientology maintains a mansion in California in preparation for L. Ron Hubbard's reincarnation, where identical sets of black thongs are ready for him, clothes laundered, and cars kept in the garage with keys in the ignition en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…

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