In several Chinese cities, there is a service called "jam-busting". Drivers in traffic jams who need to get somewhere urgently call for a couple of people to show up on a motorbike. One stays with your car, and the other puts you on the back of the bike, and blasts off through and around the jam theglobeandmail.com/globe…
Eddie Van Halen once put a gun to Fred Durst’s head and demanded Durst return music gear EVH had left at Durst’s house after a failed jam session. ultimateclassicrock.com/e…
The girl featured singing in Technotronic's iconic Pump Up the Jam music video is not actually the singer of the song, but a model named Felly Kilingi that was lipsynching. The real singer was Ya Kid K. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
In 2010 the band Imperial Stars blocked the 101 freeway with a truck and played a set that included their song "Traffic Jam 101" on the blocked road. Their site claimed they were "set to launch a new campaign to transform the Orange County Music scene by epic proportions.” beverlypress.com/2010/10/…
Mike McCready from Pearl Jam based the guitar solo for "Alive" on a guitar solo from Kiss's Ace Frehley on "She" who based that guitar solo on a solo from The Door's Robby Krieger on "Five to One" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiv…
"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…
The iconic song "Jeremy" from Pearl Jam was actually inspired by a 16-year-old boy who killed himself in front of his classmates on January 8, 1991, in Texas. Eddie Veder made the song after reading about the incident in the newspaper. nme.com/news/music/pearl-…
Jay Z co-wrote the Bugs Bunny rap song "Buggin'" from 'Space Jam' dailyrapfacts.com/6791/ja…
In August, 2010, there was a 100km long traffic jam on the Beijing-Tibet Expressway that lasted for 10 days. It was caused by road works designed to ease congestion dangerousroads.org/around…
Pearl Jam formed after Andrew Wood of Mother Love Bone overdosed and died. Chris Cornell approached Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament for a project with him and Eddie Vedder (guest appearance) and Mike McCreedy - Temple of the Dog. Afterward, Vedder/Gossard/Ament/McCreedy formed Pearl Jam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
, of Summer Jam, a concert in Watkins Glen, NY held in 1973, featuring The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brother's Band. There was a single fatality by a skydiver who blew himself up with a stick of dynamite. newyorkupstate.com/concer…
There was another large international bridge at Niagara Falls, right beside the American falls, which collapsed in 1938 due to an ice jam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
The longest traffic jam, which happened in August 2010 in Beijing, China, lasted for a tremendous 12 days in a 62-mile(100 km) road. Its cause was the road work on the highway and many vehicles clogging all over the road autoevolution.com/news/th…
Today I learned of the Airborne Cigar, a British WWII system to jam German air force communications by locating their frequencies and broadcasting noise over them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
The phrase "Kick out the jams!" wasn't supposed to be a countercultural slogan - it was just something the band MC5 shouted to the band playing before them to make them stop jamming and let MC5's show begin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kic…
Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin had an improvised jam session which was recorded but never released. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
In 1992, Nike made a Super Bowl commercial where an animated Bugs Bunny played basketball with a real-live Michael Jordan. The commercial was so successful that Warner Brothers decided to turn it into a whole movie (Space Jam). highsnobiety.com/2015/07/…
Moths vibrate their genitals to avoid bats. This action produces ultrasound that jams bats’ built-in sonar, rendering the moths temporarily β€œinvisible”. nationalgeographic.com
Today I learned about the Million Dollar Quartet, a jam session including Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis youtu.be/uiEYx-sS_3w
Indian Maharaja Jam Sahib adopted 640 Polish orphans during WWII. He brought the children to the royal palace in Bombay, had a dormitory built for them, and brought in Polish teachers and chefs so the children would feel at home and "recover their health and forget the ordeal they went through". historycollection.co/that…
During WWII, the Germans and the British independently discovered that they could use thin aluminum strips dropped from planes to jam enemy radar, but both sides refused to use this for over a year for fear the other would figure out the technique en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Today I learned about the "Million Dollar Quartet" which is a recording of an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash on December 4th, 1956. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Jams are made from actual fruit, jellies are made from fruit juice. Preserves have chunks of fruit, conserves have dried fruit or nuts, and marmalades have peel and pulp. thekitchn.com/whats-the-d…
The longest time for a traffic jam occurred in August, 2010 and lasted for 12 days and was 62 miles (100 KM) long. autoevolution.com/news/th…
The song "Black Betty" (made popular by Ram Jam) was recorded for the first time in 1933 by two US musicologists in a texas prison, with the first recorded version preformed by a prisoner called James "iron head" Baker. Original recording in the comments. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Space Jam merchandise has earned at least 1.2 Billion dollars worldwide. Space Jam's β€œglobal economic impact" was estimated to be at around 4-6 Billion. huffpost.com/entry/space-…
The actor that played Jeremy in the Pearl Jam video based on a real boy named Jeremy who committed suicide in front of his class drowned in 2016 almost 24 years to the day after the Jeremy video was released consequenceofsound.net/20…
Popular jock jam "Whoomp There It Is" was released two months before "Whoot There It Is", a separate song with the exact same chorus and lyrics by a different artist who was unaware of the similarities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
Phantom traffic jams (queues of traffic not caused by vehicle collisions or roadworks) are the result of a single driver braking suddenly, causing each successive car to break to a greater degree, creating a wave of stopped or slowed traffic. vox.com/2014/11/24/727602…
Today I learned about Dagen H day. On September 3, 1967 Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right, causing a brief but monumental traffic jam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dag…
In 2008, Electronic Arts caused a traffic jam in London, England, when their marketing team attempted to give away $40,000 of free fuel from a gas station. The promotion ended early and only $22,000 of fuel was given away. geek.com/games/ea-causes-…
'Jeremy' from the Pearl Jam song, really did exist. ssheps.com/jeremynew.htm
21 USC Β§331(b), 333, 343 & 21 CFR Β§150.160(b)(2) make it a federal crime to sell jam made from a combination of more than five fruits. law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/…
The song Jeremy(Pearl Jam) is about Jeremy Wade Delle who walked into class and committed suicide in front of 31 people due to depression. jeremywadedelle.com/
Pearl Jam's song Jeremy is based on the real-life classroom suicide of Jeremy Wade Delle of Texas, who was released from a mental hospital and sent back to school -- reportedly, once his insurance money ran out he was deemed "cured" . ssheps.com/jeremynew.htm
Pearl Jam discovered Ticketmaster was adding a service charge to all their concert tickets without informing the band. The band then created their own outdoor stadiums for the fans and testified against Ticketmaster to the United States Department of Justice articles.latimes.com/1994…
The grisly scene in Pulp Fiction where Travolta jams a needle into Uma Thurman's chest to try to revive her from her overdose was actually filmed backwards. mercurynews.com/2019/05/2…
An IKEA in the Netherlands had to cancel their 1 euro breakfast special because it attracted too many customers and caused traffic jams on the highway. netherlands-tourism.com/1…
There is a fierce rivalry between the neighbouring English counties of Cornwall & Devon, with each claiming to have invented 'pasties', and each insisting the other is wrong regarding whether to put jam or cream first on scones. telegraph.co.uk/news/2017…
Birds can not only eat jellies, jams, marmalades, but they also have a preference for flavours! thespruce.com/jelly-bird-…
At the beginning of pioneer history there was a log jam on the Red River in Louisiana 150 miles long and thousands of years old. wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_…
There was a traffic jam in China that started on August 13th 2010; it lasted two weeks, jammed traffic for over 100km and allowed drivers to move roughly 1km a day. It inspired people to sell noodles in the jam for 3x the normal price and bottled water for Β₯15, it normally sold for Β₯1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
In 1944 US Air Force used a B-17 flying fortress to dislodge an ice jam on the Yellowstone River in Miles City, Montana. The plan worked and the town was spared from any major damage. sierrahotel.net/blogs/new…
The BBC paid Pink Floyd to jam out in the background LIVE as the Apollo Astronauts landed in 1969. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
On April 1st, 1993 a San Diego Radio station reported that the space shuttle Discovery had to make an emergency landing at the local airport at 8:30 am. Over 1000 people headed for the landing site to catch a glimpse, crowding the airport and causing traffic jams. It was an April Fools hoax. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Paul Simonon of The Clash spent 2 weeks in a Greenland prison for protesting on an oil rig in 2011. During the trip to the rig a jam session broke out and one of the activists said he was not bad and should consider pursuing music. pitchfork.com/news/44634-…
The U.S. Embassy in Australia accidentally sent out an invitation to a "cat pajama-jam" featuring a photo of a cat dressed as the Sesame Street character Cookie Monster. npr.org/2018/10/16/657721…
In 2010, Traffic jam in china lasted for more than 10 days... umustknowthis.com/8-inter…
Longtime Looney Tunes animator Chuck Jones hated Space Jam, so much that when Warner Brothers asked him to give a speech at a dinner for the Space Jam producers, he tried to give his honest opinion in a polite manner, but got escorted off the lot by security en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
Five years after the Beatles disbanded, John Lennon and Paul McCartney played together one last time with Stevie Wonder in an impromptu jam session. longreads.com/2019/06/24/…

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