Guitarist Brian Setzer bought the entire inventory of guitar amp tubes from a company that was going out of business in the 80s, which gives him a unique guitar tone that is impossible to exactly replicate. youtu.be/0HU84CCvST8
An inventory of the Imperial Palace of Rome, dated to the year 214 AD, lists 17 tons of opium afghanistan-analysts.org/…
Some malls in Los Angeles have vending machines that serve caviar. Prices range from $5 to $500. Each machine costs about $85,000 – including hardware, software, security and maintenance – and has about $50,000 worth of inventory inside. nbcnews.com/businessmain/…
Kingston, Ontario was the first capital of Canada from 1841 to 1844. The building boom that followed the 1841 proclamation created a large inventory of stone buildings throughout Kingston’s downtown and its 19th-century downtown is very much intact compared to other centres that grew more thewhig.com/2016/02/09/ki…
Using "an inventory of the ice rings based on satellite imagery and photography for 1974–2014," researchers "have identified 45 rings on Lake Baikal (compared with 13 previously known) and also for the first time four rings for the neighbouring Lake Hovsgol (Mongolia)." researchgate.net/publicat…
A business in Texas still uses a 1949 IBM 402 punched card computer. It still runs all of its accounting work (payroll, sales, and inventory) through the IBM 402. pcworld.com/article/24995…
In 1983, a struggling Atari dumped tons of unsold, unsalable inventory into a pit in Alamogordo, New Mexico. This was considered an urban legend until 30 years later, when they were unearthed by an excavation crew. The haul included E.T., Atari catalogs, and Raiders of the Lost Ark promotionals. arstechnica.com/gaming/20…
H&M Had So Much Excess Inventory That It's Being Burned For Energy €3.5B in unsold clothes/excess inventory bloomberg.com/news/articl…
To comply with the START I treaty, the US Air Force had to eliminate 365 B-52 bombers from its inventory. Initially, the B-52s were chopped into pieces with a 13,000-pound guillotine supported by a crane. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/309…
The Rotokas language of Papua New Guinea may have the smallest sound inventory of any language on Earth, distinguishing just 6 consonants and 5 vowels en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rot…
Approximately 62.5 percent of the 24,000 chemicals added to the TSCA inventory since 1982 cannot be β€œmeaningfully identified by the public” because their names are claimed as "trade secrets." If a chemical’s identity is not known, it is very difficult, if not impossible to monitor human exposure scienceblogs.com/thepumph…
Outlets use to offer excess inventory and slightly damaged goods that retailers were unable to sell, however, some estimate upwards of 85% of the merchandise sold in outlet stores are manufactured exclusively for these stores often of lower quality than goods sold at non-outlet retail locations. medium.com/@BrassClo/the-…
Asbestos may be found in popcorn ceilings built through the 80s due to preventing economic hardship on existing inventories of asbestos-bearing texturing material, exempt from Clean Air Act of 1978 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
The Brooklyn Bridge is considered to be Structurally Deficient by the National Bridge Inventory uglybridges.com/1385007
Using a plane sensor, researchers can map a rainforest in 3D, identifying virtually every individual tree by species at a rate of 500,000 per minute. The technology is being used to inventory forests never explored by humans. news.mongabay.com/2011/10…
NASA has an inventory of every piece of man-made material on the Moon, along with its location. Included on the list are bags of vomit (emesis). history.nasa.gov/humanart…
A lightning strike set a Jim Beam warehouse on fire, destroying 800,000 gallons of bourbon(19,000 barrels), but was less than two percent of Beam's total bourbon inventory. wave3.com/story/1389257/f…
The Montreal Expos found their mascot, Youppi!, in the inventory of a bankrupt mascot company, and that the mascot was designed by Bonnie Erickson, who created the Philly Phanatic along with several Muppets including Miss Piggy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Nobody knows who the inventory of the fire hydrant is for sure because the patent records were destroyed in a fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
Amazon uses a series of big inventory robots that physically sort their warehouses for maximum effeciancy youtube.com/watch?v=6KRju…
In 1953 Toyota created something of a predecessor to RFID for just-in-time inventory control called Kanban. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
The F-15 broke 8 world time-to-climb records in 1975. It still holds the 65,000ft record and beats the Saturn V rocket to 50,000ft. It is also the first fighter aircraft in the U.S. inventory to be able to accelerate in a vertical climb. youtube.com/watch?v=HLka4…
After the bankruptcy of the DeLorean Motor Company in 1982, Big Lots (then known as Consolidated International), bought out the remaining inventory of unsold cars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeL…
There is a word for extra-dimensional inventory space (as in Zelda, etc.): it's "Hammerspace." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
In Call of Duty Black Ops 2, an inventory item with an in-game display that is onscreen for a split second, displays realistic coordinates. youtube.com/watch?v=ba_BK…
There are warehouse robots that learn over time, organize inventory, and deliver it to packaging stations youtube.com/watch?v=lWsMd…
The first Cable TV system was launched in 1948 by a John Walson of Mahanoy City, PA, to help sell his inventory of unsold television sets. hbswk.hbs.edu/item/1591.h…
In the 80's and 90's airplane parts from parts brokers were so often forged that an audit from the USDOT for the FAA parts bin turned up 39% of the parts to be forged, parts even on Air Force One were found to be forged. Oh and "95% of the parts in that broker's inventory were forged" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Toy companies advertise their sold out holiday gifts aggressively and flood the market with inventory to compensate for post holiday sales slump davidmelamed.com/2013/01/…
Some hotels use RFID chips to track linens for inventory, and to apprehend linen/towel/bathrobe thieves. gadling.com/2011/04/14/tr…

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.