In the mini-series "Band of Brothers" (2001), Jimmy Fallon was so nervous during his cameo appearance, that he struggled to drive the standard WWII jeep, and feared he would hit the cast. Director Tom Hanks, eventually ordered 2 crew workers to push the Jeep around with Fallon at the wheel. parade.com/674259/lindsay…
The guy who wrote "Awesome God" was ejected from a Jeep and then ran over by a semi truck en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
In 1990, a man scaled an airport wall without a stitch of clothing, fought off four security guards, stole a Jeep, and drove it into a running jet engine. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Dwight Eisenhower once wrote that the five most important vehicles used to win WWII were the jeep, the bulldozer, the 2.5 ton truck, the DUKW amphibious car, and the C-47 transport plane, none of which are designed for combat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The US gave the Soviet Union 44,000 jeeps, 375,883 trucks, 8,071 tractors, 12,700 tanks, 1,541,590 blankets, and 331,066 liters of Alcohol for the war effort against the Nazis, and $500 billion in financial recovery to European countries. youtube.com/watch?v=-60bP…
Jeep was named after Popeye’s pet Eugene after the new army vehicle was driven up the U.S. capital steps in February 1941 and Katherine Hillyer of the Washington Daily News wrote an article calling it Jeep not the General Purpose vehicle or GP, as Ford had named it. GP and Jeep do sound alike. rockdalenewtoncitizen.com…
USA had thousands of horse mounted "mechanized" cavalry in World War II and horses were eventually replaced by Jeeps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
In 1943 a flying jeep prototype was designed with a 40 foot rotor on the roof along with a tail fairing and fins, but no rudder. In Sept 1944 it was successfully flown for 10 minutes at an alt. of 400 feet, after being pulled up and released by a Armstrong Whitworth Whitley bomber. aviastar.org/helicopters_…
During the 2007 Glasgow airport attack, as one of the perpetrators tried to open the boot of his jeep, a taxi driver, Alex McIlveen, kicked him in the groin so hard that he tore a tendon in his foot. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan…
The Toyota Land Cruiser originated after the Imperial Japanese Army captured an American Jeep during World War II and ordered Toyota to reverse-engineer it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
Ford created the iconic Jeep design jalopnik.com/the-iconic-f…
Jeeps have Easter Eggs which are little animals or icons that have been found on the windshield, trunk, dashboard and various other parts of a Jeep. zigwheels.com/news-featur…
Today I learned about the Lend-Lease program. During WW2, in 1941, America gave the Soviet Union an interest-free credit of $1 billion in the form of materiel supplies and raw materials including a total of 44,000 American jeeps, 375,883 cargo trucks, 8,071 tractors and 12,700 tanks. rbth.com/defence/2016/03/…
In 2006, Channel 4's "Gadget Show" tested the durability of an 'Indestructible USB' by cooking it with propane, freezing it with dry ice, submerging it in acidic liquids, running over it in a Jeep, and firing it against a wall with a mortar cannon - all data was recovered from the USB. youtube.com/watch?v=NyOFI…
During WWII the Russians had their own independently developed "Jeep", but because the Americans sent so many Jeeps to help, the Russians turned their own Jeeps into thousands of little armored cars. They were surprisingly successful and widely exported after the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BA-…
One Man Drove Around the World In an Amphibious Jeep, Taking 10 Years to Complete the Journey huffpost.com/entry/half-s…
The major forms of public transportation in the Philippines is the "Jeepney;" a bus made from U.S. military Jeeps left behind from WW II. There are thousands upon thousands of these. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jee…
Before the Hummer, the US Army had over 15,000 of a little known vehicle called the "Gamma Goat". It was designed to look like a little jeep towing a trailer, but was actually a 7000lbs single vehicle with 6 wheel drive, 4 wheel steering, and had exceptional offroad ability. But terrible on road en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gam…
Popeye the Sailor owns a dog-like creature whose cells leaked through from the fourth dimension, combined with cells from ours, and transmutated into a creature capable of moving between dimensions and solving difficult problems. His name is Eugene the Jeep. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug…
Jeep did not build the first Jeep, American Bantam car company built the first 62 before Willy’s and Ford took over during WW2. americanhistory.si.edu/co…
NBA MVP Russell Westbrook owns a Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge dealership in LA russellwestbrookcdjrofvan…
The U.S. Army created a giant four-legged robot in 1969. Called the "walking truck," it could lift a jeep and walk 5 MPH, but it never saw field use because the operator - who controlled each limb with one of his own - would become exhausted after just 15 minutes. cyberneticzoo.com/?p=2032
A Jeep can be disassembled and reassembled in under 4 minutes. youtube.com/watch?v=ZZJ9z…
Today I learned of the Hafner Rotabuggy or β€œFlying Jeep”, a prototype helicopter/jeep developed during WWII for rapid vehicle deployment, but never put into production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haf…
The US spent over $11 Billion in material for the USSR, sending over 400,000 jeeps and trucks; 12,000 armored vehicles (including 7,000 tanks, about 1,386 of which were M3 Lees and 4,102 M4 Shermans); 11,400 aircraft (4,719 of which were Bell P-39 Airacobras) and 1.75 million tons of food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len…
The British SAS painted their jeeps bright pink to blend in at night and called then "Pink Panthers" eliteukforces.info/galler…
A there is a traditional British army drink called gunfire made of black tea and rum. Officers serve it to lower ranks on Christmas. During the Korean war, British soldiers once gave gunfire to some American MPs, causing them to drive an ARV and some Jeeps into a fence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun…
Over 350,000 Jeeps were made during WWII kaiserwillys.com/about_wi…
During WW2 in Africa, US tanks were outmatched by superior German tanks. So the US used Jeeps with machine guns to go behind enemy lines to destroy the fuel trucks supplying gas to the German tanks thereby disabling them. youtu.be/xsa6lTbZVQs
(7'45") about the 1971 Battle of Longewala in which less than 100 Indians with one Jeep held off thousands of Pakistanis with dozens of tanks by laying phony mine fields and funneling Pakistani tanks into deep sand, bogging them down. youtube.com/watch?v=9_bgR…
The British successfully developed a flying Jeep during WWII. Also known as the Hafner Rotabuggy, it couldn't take off but was dropped from another aircraft and served as a way the British could drop vehicles for their infantry. The Jeep never saw action and was later canceled. jalopnik.com/the-brits-ac…
The US Army asked 135 automakers for bids to build a WWII recon vehicle. The criteria were so strict that only 2 replied. The result: the Willys Jeep. executivedodge.com/the-le…
When Werner Herzog found out that the monkeys he purchased to be in his film "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" were being sent to someone else, he pretended to be a veterinarian and stole them back. He loaded all 400 of them into his jeep, used them in the film, and set them free into the wild. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agu…
Only 2 out of 135 car companies responded to the U.S. government's request for a new car that could be used for WWII reconnaissance. They went with what would become the Jeep. cossor.com.au/jeep_1.html
When Jimmy Fallon appeared in Band of Brothers (2001), he wasn't even driving the jeep; it was being pushed. moviepilot.com/posts/2812…
The U.S. developed a portable nuclear weapon system nicknamed the Davey Crocket. The warhead weighed around 76lbs with a yield of 10-20 tons of TNT. It could be fired from a tripod or jeep mounted M-28/M-29 recoiless gun. It's maximum range was 1.25-2.5 miles depending on setup. damninteresting.com/davy-…
Jeep mass produced a fully electric delivery vehicle for the USPS in 1974. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jee…
The US military in WW2 painted special paint on jeeps. The paint’s purpose was to protect against chemical weapons attacks. It’s called β€œM5 liquid vesicant detector paint” jalopnik.com/how-special-…
Two Jerrari cars were created. They were part Jeep and part Ferrari both have Ferrari engines. One had the front end of a Ferrari 365 and the rear of a 1969 Jeep Wagoneer, the second is a 1977 Jeep Wagoneer with a Ferrari V12 engine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
In China there are companies that make and sell almost exact copies of various foreign cars like Jeeps and Mercedes etc. carmagazine.co.uk/feature…
The current Wienermobile is built on a Mini Cooper S chassis. In 1958 it was built on a Willys Jeep. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wie…
During WWII a Jeep received the purple heart and was sent home because of it's great performance during battle. thejeep.org/jeep-history-…
According to statistics from Stockholm (capital of Sweden) the cars with the highest number of parking violations (weighted for number of cars) are Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Lexus. Mercedes owners were the worst for parking in handicap spaces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Repurposed old US Army Jeeps, called "Jeepneys", are the the most popular form of public transportation in the Philippines en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jee…
At the end WWII, instead of shipping thousands of Jeeps and trucks home, the US military just lined up thousands of vehicles along beaches, and just put a brick on the gas pedal, dumping thousands of US military vehicles all over the Pacific. wwiijeepparts.com/Tools/J…
In 1970, Jeep built a sports car. The XJ-001. hemmings.com/mus/stories/…
Today I learned of the Jeep Wrangler "Death Wobble" is when you hit a bump at about 55mph and the front of the car begins violently shaking in a manner which makes the Jeep hard to control and terrifying jeepproblems.com/trends/d…
The name 'Jeep' came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jee…
Jeeps were originally called "G. P.", which is a military slang for "general purpose (car)", and the word "jeep" originates from a comic strip etymonline.com/index.php?…
Jeep is the top selling US car brand in Japan m.toledoblade.com/Automot…

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