Today I learned about Australian drug smuggler David McMillan who is the only Westerner to have successfully escaped Bangkok's notorious Klong Prem prison. He cut his cell bars with hacksaws, scaled seven inner walls, then mounting the outer wall using a bamboo ladder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Today I learned about Desmond Doss, a WWII medic who was teased for his choice to not harm the enemy or wield a weapon. He would go on to win the Medal of Honor for saving more than 50 men after a mortar attack, and the heroics were made into the award winning movie "Hacksaw Ridge". army.mil/article/183328/p…
The chainsaw was invented because a German orthopaedist was tired of cutting bones with an hacksaw . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
In 1901, the Wright brothers built their own wind tunnel out of wood, old hacksaw blades and bicycle spokes; using it to test more than 200 wing shapes hand made from pieces of sheet steel and wax. The data it generated was critical to their first powered flight two years later. wright-brothers.org/Adven…
Today I learned about Corporal Desmond Doss, a combat medic in WWII who saved the lives of 75 men at Hacksaw Ridge, Okinawa. Despite never carrying a gun, Doss disobeyed orders to rescue his fellow soldiers one by one through the night. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery and determination. desmonddoss.com/bio/bio-r…
During WW2, allied pilots, paratroopers, and commandos were given "Asshole Compasses" inside of escape kits to use in the event of being caught in enemy territory. The kits included escape maps, a hacksaw blade and phrase cards, and a north seeking compass small enough to hide anywhere... paratrooper.be/articles/e…
When Air Force One's crew Learned of the Kennedy assassination, they refused to put his body in the cargo hold and modified the plane with a hacksaw to be able to take the coffin in the cabin. youtube.com/watch?v=ASFY6…
After an edited version of The Eagles' "Best of My Love" sold 1 million copies, manager Irving Azoff sent Asylum Records a gold record with a piece cut out, mounted on a plaque with a caption that said "The Golden Hacksaw Award". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bes…
WWF wrestler "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan was drafted into the NFL and played for the Atlanta Falcons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Pro-wrestler Jim "Hacksaw" Duggan was a star athlete throughout high school and college and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
I learned that soldier Desmond Doss saved 75 people during WWII without ever carrying a weapon. He did this because of his devout religious beliefs and was given the Medal of Honor for his actions. npr.org/2016/11/04/500548…
Mel Gibson made more than $395 million from β€œThe Passion of The Christ”, an epic biblical film he self-financed by $30 million. nypost.com/2004/11/26/gol…
Today I learned about Desmond Doss, a non-combatant combat medic with an infantry company serving in World War II. At the Battle of Okinawa, he single handedly saved 75 mens lives, one at a time whilst under gunfire, becoming the only conscientious objector to receive the medal of honour for his actions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des…
The Russians often seen squatting in pictures are called Gopniks and they squat because it is too cold to sit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gop…
Desmond Doss was an American combat medic during WW2 who never touched a weapon during the conflict and saved 75 lives in just one battle. adventist.org/en/service/…
Today I learned of Corporal Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector in WWII who won the Medal of Honor for saving 75 lives in the Battle of Okinawa. He never fired a single bullet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des…
Sgt. Slaughter of the WWE (WWF) was actually a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt…

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