A 16 year old survived a five hour flight inside the landing gear of a jumbo jet from San Jose, California to Maui, Hawaii. He blacked out on takeoff and the plane went to 38,000ft meaning temperatures of 75-80 below zero and a lack of oxygen probably leading to "a state of suspended animation." cnn.com/2014/04/21/us/haw…
A fed up Jet Blue flight attendant announced his resignation over the PA system upon landing. He then grabbed 2 beers from a beverage cart and exited by deploying the plane’s emergency slide. history.com/this-day-in-h…
After WWII Rod Serling (Creator of The Twilight Zone) made money testing military parachutes. On one occasion, he made $1,000 testing a jet ejection seat that had killed the previous three testers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
Led Zeppelin bought their private jet β€œThe Starship” for part of their 1973 US tour for $30,000. Drummer John Bonham once flew the band from New York to LA even though he didn’t have a pilot’s license. led-zeppelin.org/the-star…
In 1968, in protest of the UK government cutting military funding, a Royal Air Force pilot went rogue and flew a Hunter jet low over parliament, rattling their windows, before tucking through a gap just 200 ft wide in Tower Bridge. The stunt remains as a record to this day. youtube.com/watch?v=Gavx5…
Jet Li was a Chinese citizen until 2003, United States citizen from 2003 to 2009, and has been a naturalized Singaporean citizen since 2009. He was said to have chosen Singapore for its education system for his two younger daughters. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_Li
While experimenting on a jet pump project for NASA in his bathroom in 1982, Lonnie Johnson shot a stream of water across the room and thought, "This would make a great gun." The Super Soaker went on to make him some $73 million in royalties.⁠ ⁠ wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie…
Israel’s El Al airline puts missile jamming devices on their jet airliners abcnews.go.com/Blotter/is…
The writers if Airplane! bought the rights to Zero Hour! and that the propeller sound the jet engines make throughout the movie were sampled directly from Zero Hour! laughingsquid.com/zero-ho…
Birds fly in a V formation to conserve more energy, by syncing their flapping similar to the energy saving technique used by squadron jets sciencemag.org/news/2014/…
The Italians almost made a jet fighter prototype in WW2 developed from their N1 experimental craft, though under a mixed piston/jet power. A single prototype was under production and it is unknown what happened to it or if it was completed at all en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
In 2008 famous DJ deadmau5 missed a flight in Spain just seconds after the jet bridge was closed, upsetting the DJ because he was late for another show. The air plane barely took off before crashing and killing 152 people youtu.be/z_3SxGUxEx8
In the 1960's, Chrysler created a car, the Chrysler Turbine, that could run on many alternate fuels, including: kerosene, jet fuel, perfume, tequila, peanut oil, soybean oil, and furnace oil! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
In order to get their muscle and pony cars into a lower drag racing class, several manufacturers stated a lower horsepower rating than the real one. For example, Ford stated a 335 HP rating for the 428 Cobra Jet Mustang, while the actual one was about 410 HP. autowise.com/the-true-hp-…
The engine that powers the MiG 21 fighter jet can, in an emergency, provide 143% of maximum thrust for two minutes before it explodes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tum…
Penn Jillette has a patent for "the "Jill-Jet", a hot-tub jet specially angled for allowing a woman to masturbate against the water stream." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
The first ever Super Bowl halftime show didn't feature award winning musicians, but rather two men flying around with jet packs. The spectacle was witnessed by 60,000 in attendance and 50 million watching at home. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
For $255,500 you can buy a package that lets you celebrate New Year's Eve in Sydney from 8pm - 2am, then fly on a private jet that arrives in Los Angeles at 8:30pm Dec. 31st, where you can celebrate New Year's Eve all over again. businessinsider.co.za/new…
Today I learned about the Lippisch P.13a, an experimental coal-powered jet fighter designed for Nazi Germany as a result of fuel shortages toward the end of WWII en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lip…
In WW2, the first operational jet fighter, the deadly German Me 262s, were too fast for the Allied fighters, so the allies would follow the jets back to their base, then attack them on their landing approach, when they were travelling slowly, and incapable of rapid acceleration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mes…
Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer, last to hit .400 in a season, flew fighter jets in the Korean War. He survived a belly landing that enflamed his F9F Panther, and half of his missions he flew as John Glenn’s (first American to orbit earth) wingman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted…
Apollo 13 was shot in β€œa hollowed-out, windowless, padded Boeing 707 jet that climbs to 30,000 ft. and then arcs into a steep dive, creating a 23-second period of weightlessness.” This plane is used by NASA for 0g training. amc.com/talk/2008/07/apol…
The FAA has a lavatory ashtray as required equipment for all commercial jets businessinsider.com/airpl…
A civilian who went on a fly-along aboard a French Air Force Rafale B fighter jet was accidentally ejected during flight. He survived with back injuries and the pilot managed to land the jet with minor injuries to his hands from broken canopy glass but the cause of the error is unknown. militarytimes.com/off-dut…
Tom Attridge, the pilot of the first jet aircraft to shoot itself down. He fired two bursts midway through a shallow dive. As the trajectory of the cannon rounds decayed, they ultimately crossed paths with the jet as it continued its descent. Though it was a crash-landing, he survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gru…
Why dogs drink water more sloppily than cats. Both use the tongue to create a vertical jet of water which they clamp down on. Dogs plunge the tongue deep & pull up with a force up to 8x gravity & cause splashes. Cats lap the surface & pull up with a force up to 2x gravity & cause no splashes. businessinsider.com/r-phy…
The Steve Miller Band hit "Jet Airliner" was not a Steve Miller Band original. The song was first recorded by Paul Pena in 1973. Due to record label disputes, Pena's version of this song was not available to the public until the year 2000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet…
There once lived a species of pterodactyl dubbed Cryodrakon boreas, which translates to "frozen dragon of the north wind," that had a wingspan of 33 feet, about as wide as an F-16 fighter jet. nbcnews.com/mach/science/…
In 1968 RAF pilot Alan Pollock illegally flew his Hawker Hunter Jet through the span of Tower Bridge in Central London. His actions were to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the RAF and as a demonstration against the Ministry of Defence for not recognising it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
A Royal Navy Sea Harrier once did an emergency landing on a Spanish Cargo ship and the crew claimed the fighter jet as legitimate salvage theaviationgeekclub.com/t…
The New York Jets have never beaten the Philadelphia Eagles (American football) footballdb.com/teams/nfl/…
The United States Government was in full support of the movie Independence Day [1996] offering real military uniforms and even jets until the film makers refused to remove Area 51 from the movie. The government withdrew all support. uproxx.com/movies/why-mil…
36-year-old accountant Scott Foster had to come in for the Chicago Blackhawks as an emergency goalie due to injuries. It was his first time ever playing in the NHL, stopping all seven shots from the Winnipeg Jets in order to win the game. youtu.be/SwoGRlc-K5U
2 months and a day after the 9/11 attacks, a passenger jet crashed in NYC and killed 265 people. theatlantic.com/national/…
Today I learned about Rollen Stewart, the "Rainbow Man" guy with the rainbow afro-style wig that used to hold up John 3:16 signs at sports stadiums throughout the 1970s & 80s. He's currently serving 3 consecutive life sentences for taking a hotel maid hostage and threatening to shoot down nearby jet planes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
The archer fish's most notable attribute is its uncanny ability to fire a "super-soaker" jet of water to knock down its insect prey into the water where it is quickly eaten. They can spray up to 10 ft with astonishing precision while at the same time compensating for the water refraction angle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea is the world's largest "bridge fountain". LED-lit fountains span each side of the nearly 3/4-mile-long bridge and shoot dancing rainbow-colored jets of water. theseoulguide.com/sights/…
Because of jet streams being predominantly west-east, flights towards the east are faster than towards the west. As an example, flying from New York to London takes 6h 55m, whereas flying from London to New York takes 8h 15m on average. skybrary.aero/index.php/J…
Today I learned about the business of β€œAdversary Air Support” in which a contractor has their own fleet of fighter jets that fly against U.S. military fighter pilots, replicating aerial threats from potential enemy nations. thedrive.com/the-war-zone…
The first British jet fighter, the Meteor, killed more British pilots in accidents (450) than the Germans did in the Battle of Britain (407). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
The Boeing 737 Jet Engine generates about 20 Terabytes of information per hour gigaom.com/2010/09/13/sen…
Today I learned of a Firenado, a rare natural phenomena that is essentially a vortex of fire caused by extreme heat that sounds like a jet engine. youtube.com/watch?v=66Yte…
Qantas transported a jet engine on a 747 flightradar24.com/blog/ho…
Justin Bieber smoked so much weed on a private jet the pilots were forced to put on oxygen masks theguardian.com/music/201…
The band the Byrds was originally called the Jet Set and, in an attempt to cash in on the British Invasion craze, released a single under the British-sounding name the Beefeaters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A RAF maintenance worker accidentally took flight in the fastest jet fighter in the RAF at the time, without a canopy or ejector. youtu.be/W4d7VKvG1z0
Polar bears have jet black skin. wwf.org.uk/learn/fascinat…
In 1989 a Russian fighter jet pilot had to eject from his airplane causing the aircraft to fly pilotless over Western Europe and crashed into a solitary house in Belgium killing a 19-year old man that was taking a nap for his finals rbth.com/history/330613-r…
Lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas - one of the longest words in the Finnish language - means "airplane jet turbine engine auxiliary mechanic non-commissioned officer student". omniglot.com/language/art…
Boeing 747s undergo a "D check" every 6-8 years, where the entire jet is disassembled and inspected for the smallest defects en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Phil Collins took a supersonic jet to perform for Live Aid 1985 at Wembly Stadium and JFK Stadium on the same day. On the Concorde flight he ran into Cher, who had no idea about the concert. She attended the concert and can be seen performing as part of the concert's "We Are the World" finale. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…
Euronymous, a member of the black metal band Mayhem murdered in 1993, won a poll to get his face painted on the tailfin of Norwegian jets, but his family declined. theguardian.com/music/201…
The USAF used to have a squadron equipped with Soviet fighter jets to simulate dogfights against Soviet pilots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/447…
In 2000 a Korean couple spent their life savings to buy the world's first Jumbo Jet Pan Am 747 and bring it to Seoul where they renovated it into a luxury restaurant. The restaurant later failed, leaving the couple living in a small hut below the plane. The plane was later demolished. michaeljohngrist.com/2009…
For the Live Aid concerts in 1985, Phil Collins performed in London, boarded a Concorde jet, and performed in Philadelphia on the same day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…
Jet Li turned down a role in The Matrix Reloaded because Hollywood producers wanted to record and copy all of his martial arts moves into a digital library, with all rights going to them. slashfilm.com/jet-li-the-…
When the New York Jets played the Miami Dolphins in London in 2015, the team had 350 rolls of American toilet paper shipped to England on the recommendation of an intern who said British toilet paper was too thin. profootballtalk.nbcsports…
Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller has a patent for "Jill-Jet" a hot-tub jet specially angled for allowing women to masturbate against the water stream. The idea was inspired by a conversation with the lead singer of Blondie, whilst in a hot tub. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
The US created a replica of the J-20 stealth fighter jet for training purposes. businessinsider.com.au/us…
The Nazis started producing a jet made of wood towards the end of WWII due to the scarcity of metals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei…
Jack Parsons, a co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was also a prominent occultist spacesafetymagazine.com/a…
The 1980 Jets v. Dolphins game was broadcast without announcers. NBC experimented by not assigning any commentators to cover it, in an attempt to boost the ratings of the last game of the season. deadspin.com/don-ohlmeyer…
The world record for the loudest thing ever shouted belongs to an Irish teacher who shouted the word "quiet" at 121 decibels, the equivalent of a jet engine. belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne…
When China ordered a Boeing 767 from the U.S. in 2002 to serve as its presidential jet, its intelligence service discovered nearly 30 bugging devices onboard the plane, "including one in the headboard of the presidential bed." The C.I.A. and the White House refused to comment. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Former General Electric CEO Immelt wasn't happy with just one corporate jet flying him around the world. He had a second empty jet tailing the first one in the rare event that the primary jet needed maintenance. reuters.com/article/us-ge…
If you're seated in the rear of a modern jumbo jet, the walk to your seat is longer than the Wright Brothers' 120 ft first flight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wri…
Today I learned about Operation Mole Cricket 19, the largest air battle since the Korean War. In 1982, Israel sent around 90 planes to destroy Syrian SAM Batteries. The Syrian Army sent up about 100 planes to defend. The amount of Syrian jets shot down was 82-86. The amount of Israeli jets shot down was 0. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The Arizona Coyotes ice hockey team based in Glendale, Arizona, were originally named the Winnipeg Jets. After the World Hockey Association merged with the National Hockey League, the Jets relocated to Phoenix en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned about the Cavalese cable car disaster: An American fighter jet severing the wires for a cable car when flying through Italy, sending 20 civilians to their death. historyanswers.co.uk/hist…
A hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane was headed to Switzerland, but had to be intercepted by French/Italian fighter jets because the Swiss Air force doesn't work on nights and weekends. theguardian.com/world/sho…
Jet Li's Once upon a time in China and Jackie Chan's Drunken Master are just 2 of over over 100 films and TV series made about a real martial artist, Wong Fei-Hung. wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_F…
A Water Salute is a ceremony in which an aircraft passes under one or more arches formed by the water jets from airport fire fighting vehicles. They are used to mark notable events such as the retirement of senior pilots or air traffic controllers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
It is possible for a high-pressure jet of water to cut through steel science.howstuffworks.com…
A hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane was headed to Switzerland, but had to be intercepted by French/Italian fighter jets because the Swiss Air force doesn't work on nights and weekends. theguardian.com/world/sho…
It’s perfectly legal to ride a bike while intoxicated in Canadaβ€”the criminal code’s section on driving while impaired refers only to motor vehicles such as cars, Jet Skis and Zambonis torontolife.com/food/urba…
L in 1956 a remote controlled wwII fighter plane that was used as an air target lost connection and started to fly on its own. Jets were dispatched but they missed all their shots and ran out of ammo,it took 500 firefighters two days to douse the fires that were started by all the munitions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The richest preacher in the world is David Oyedepo of Nigeria, with a net worth of $150 Million. The 63-year old pastor owns 2 private jets, a $10 million house, and controls churches in 45 African nations. informationng.com/2018/01…
Technology now exists to make sonic booms 70% quieter, but supersonic jets are still banned over land by the FAA freethink.com/articles/qu…
On Oct. 5, 1986, referee Ben Dreith made his famous "giving him the business" call during a New York Jets-Bills game. "Personal foul, No. 99 of the defense," Dreith announced. "After he tackled the quarterback, he was giving him the business down there." Dreith gave a mini-demonstration. youtu.be/3LNJnHPUlaI
The Horten Ho 229 was a German prototype fighter/bomber, and the first flying wing to be powered by jet engines. bbc.com/future/story/2016…
Today I learned about a head on mid-air collision between a Boeing 737 and Embraer business jet. Although the Boeing crashed down killing all 154 passengers and crew, but miraculously Pilots of damaged Embraer landed it safely and not a single passenger was injured! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
The One Euro MiG - In 2002, Germany had MiG 29 Fulcrums [Soviet jets taken after the reunification with East Gemany] and sold 23 of them to Poland for the hefty price of one Euro as a goodwill gesture to get the Polish Army up to NATO Standards. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/busin…
In an episode of the Batman series from the 60’s, The Riddler asks Commissioner Gordon the riddle "When is a jet stream like a daffodil?". The answer to this riddle is never given in the series. The answer that was written in the script and never aired is: β€œThey can both be yellow.” batman.fandom.com/wiki/Th…
Saturns' moon Enceladus has fissures known as "tiger stripes". The Southern region of Enceladus spew icy jets of water that are affected by Saturns gravitational pull, liquid freezes on contact with cold temperatures of space. solarsystem.nasa.gov/reso…
Of a kid who spent 9 YEARS building an incredibly detailed model of a Boeing jet from paper. ge.com/reports/try-this-a…
That during the design process of the World Trade Center, engineers had considered and done an analysis of a scenario where a jet airliner impacted a tower. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
There was "a remote chance -- between one in 10,000 and one in 1 million -- that one of the" "steering jets" on the NASA space shuttle "could inadvertently ignite while the orbiter" was "docked at the" International Space Station, "generating enough force to rip the joined spaceships apart." space.com/972-shuttle-thr…
During his time in New York, Charlie Ward, a Heisman winning QB in college who then went to play professional basketball for the NY Knicks, was called the "best quarterback in NY" due to the struggles the Giants and Jets had at the QB position. deseret.com/2000/5/15/195…
Canada had once developed both the fastest naval warship and fastest jet intercepter in the world. These were the HMCS Bras D'Or, and the Avro Arrow, with speeds of 117km/hr and 2470km/hr respectively. va3kgb.com/cf105/arrow_ho…
Today I learned of the micromort, a unit of risk defined as one one-in-a-million chance of death. Travelling 10km on a bike, 400km in a car, and 10,000km via jet all expose you to 1 ΞΌmt of risk. Simply existing at age 90 exposes you to 300 ΞΌmt a day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
The record for the longest non stop flight on a passenger jet was set by Boeing in 2005, flying their 777-200LR from Hong Kong to London over LA and NYC in 22.40 hours covering more than 12,000 miles. airlineratings.com/news/h…
Today I learned of Alan Pollock, a former RAF pilot who, in 1968, flew a Hawker Hunter jet fighter through London's Tower Bridge to protest the Ministry of Defence's failure to commemorate the RAF's 50th anniversary. wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker…
An octopus named Otto caused an aquarium power outage by climbing to the edge of his tank and shooting a jet of water at a bright light that was annoying him. He's also been seen juggling hermit crabs, throwing rocks at the glass and re-arranging his tank surroundings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cep…
Today I learned about Otto, an octopus that was able to climb onto the rim of his tank, squirt a jet of water to a bright light shining into his aquarium and cause a power outage. Staff believe that Otto had been annoyed by the lamp telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
A single Elephant can pull a jet faster than 44 midgets.. youtu.be/VHf05dXzdEQ
Today I learned about 'Big Wind', the world's most powerful fire engine. Consisting of two MiG 21 jet engines mounted on a decommissioned Russian T-34 tank, it was designed by Hungarian engineers to put out oil well fires historygarage.com/powerfu…
The band Jet's second album was rated a 0.0 out of 10 by Pitchfork magazine and in lieu of writing a review, a YouTube video of a monkey urinating into his own mouth was put up on their site. pitchfork.com/reviews/alb…
Today I learned about the Ilyushin Il-40, a ground-attack airplane that flew fine until the guns were fired causing the jet-engines to flame-out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ily…
Today I learned about the Bonnacon, a medieval mythical beast that had curling horns and a mane and took down enemies with a jet of caustic feces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
A British Harrier Jet on a Sea Exercice and Running Low on Fuel, Landed on a Container Ship airspacemag.com/military-…

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