Floppy disks are still the preferred way to update jumbo jets inputmag.com/tech/floppy-…
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…
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…
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…
Shipping magnate Malcom McLean built the high speed SL-7 cargo ships only to see the '73 Oil Crisis increase fuel costs tenfold, forcing them from service. Next he bet the fate of his company on the extremely fuel efficient Jumbo Econships, only to see oil prices crash. US Lines went bankrupt. oldsaltblog.com/2019/09/a…
The origin of "jumbo" meaning "large" in English is an African Bush Elephant named Jumbo who grew to an exceptionally large size, and was featured in zoos across Europe before being bought by P.T. Barnum and being displayed in New York City en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jum…
Using the term "Jumbo" to describe something as large/huge etc is coined from an elephant of the same name which was around in the mid 1800's and was a the first ever animal "celebrity" in both the UK and the US simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Today I learned of the US Festival. A startup by Steve Wozniak in 1982 and 1983 that was headlined by some of the best music of the time, and was the first to have the jumbo screens and mist tents. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_…
A 1959 British expedition crossed the Alps into Italy with a circus elephant named Jumbo in order to determine the route Hannibal used during his famous invasion of Rome in 218 BC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Agatha Christie, G. K. Chesterton, and other British mystery writers formed the Detection Club. Members swore an oath to not use "Divine Revelation, Feminine Intuition, Mumbo Jumbo, Jiggery-Pokery, Coincidence, or Act of God" in stories. Founded in 1930, the club still exists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Det…
Lyndon Baines Johnson named his penis "Jumbo", and would often show it to his staff historybuff.com/lbj-liked…
Brick sizes have names, and one of them is called a "Slim Jumbo Norman" beldenbrick.com/brick-dim…
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of various pens for use in an emergency tracheotomy, only two tested were acceptable (β€œBaron retractable ballpoint and the BIC soft feel Jumbo”) emj.bmj.com/content/27/4/…
Iron Maiden has their own Jumbo Jet, which is flown by their lead singer Bruce Dickinson ironmaiden.com/iron-maide…
The Airbus A380 jumbo jet was so well insulated from engine noise that the pilots couldn't sleep during their rest periods as they could hear every crying baby, snoring passenger, and toilet flush. To combat the problem, Airbus was considering piping ambient noise back into the plane. wired.com/2008/12/a380-is…
During paper production, a "jumbo" reel of paper is created that is 8.5 m in width, over 80 km long, and weighs 120 tons. youtube.com/watch?v=E4C3X…
A California prison inmate smuggled 2 boxes of staples, a pencil sharpener, sharpener blades, and 3 jumbo binder rings in his rectum, earning him the nickname β€œO.D.β€β€”β€œOffice Depot.” nytimes.com/2013/04/28/bo…
That Led Zeppelins Jumbo jet the "Night Flight" had a full bar, hammond Organ and a fire place on board. dangerousminds.net/commen…
President Lyndon B. Johnson used to give out orders while he defecated and bragged about his sexual encounters by saying, "Jumbo got a workout last night." theguardian.com/books/200…
The word "Jumbo" alludes to a remarkably large circus elephant. The word did not exist in the English language prior to the circus attraction, which came to a halt when Jumbo was hit by a Canadian train and killed. As a result, Barnum attempted to sue the railway for $100,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jum…
In 1959, a group attempting to find the path used by Hannibal's army to cross the Alps and invade Roman Italy successfully traversed the Alps from France to Italy with an 11yr old former circus elephant named Jumbo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Meditation isn't just mumbo-jumbo pseudoscience. It actually has studies proving it's benefits en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
Lyndon Johnson, 36th US President, nicknamed his genitals "Jumbo" and often brandished "Jumbo" at colleagues nybooks.com/articles/2002…
The New York style pizza, the "Jumbo Slice", can contain around 1000 calories a slice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jum…
Because of high demand, Lufthansa has used Boeing 747 (Jumbo) jets for domestic flights in Germany, between Berlin and Frankfurt thepointsguy.com/2017/09/…
Lyndon B Johnson had a complex shower built in the White House with one nozzle that was positioned to shoot up the president's rear while another was aimed directly at his penis β€” he nicknamed that showerhead sprayer "Jumbo." businessinsider.com/lbjs-…
President Lyndon B. Johnson had a nickname for his penis, "Jumbo". If a colleague came into a Capitol bathroom as he was finishing at the urinal there, he would sometimes swing around still holding his member, hooting, "Have you ever seen anything as big as this?" gawker.com/lbj-was-obsess…
Clement Attlee, widely regarded as the greatest Prime Minister of Britain of the 1900s, said that he believed in "the ethics of Christianity" but not "the mumbo-jumbo" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
The word 'jumbo' comes from the name of an individual elephant owned by P. T. Barnum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jum…
Jumbo is a word today because of a famous elephant. originofwords.quora.com/J…
Maho Beach, on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, is located right next to Princess Juliana Airport, giving tourists the experience of having a jumbo jet flying only a few meters above their heads. When airplanes prepare themselves for take off, the jet engines point right onto the beach. sobify.com/maho-beach-be-…
The word "jumbo" comes from an actual elephant named Jumbo. Weighing over seven tons, Jumbo was bought by PT Barnum in 1882 for the then-huge sum of $10,000; he died three years later after getting hit by a train. elephant.se/database2.php…
In 1862 Victorian balloonists flew as high as jumbo jets (37,000ft) bbc.com/future/story/2016…
Bud Haggert top voice over talent for technical films in the 70s wrote and performed a short called "Turbo Encabulator" filled with pseudo technical mumbo jumbo, because he rarely understood the copy for films he voiced & felt he shouldn't be alone. youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7G7…
Lyndon B. Johnson nicknamed his penis "Jumbo," He would openly piss in public and by the end of his term almost all of the White House secretaries had been given "The Johnson Treatment." cracked.com/article_18945…
A brother to the Sultan of Brunei once had a private jumbo jet, a collection of 2000 cars, and a luxury yacht named Tits (complete with two tenders named Nipple 1 and Nipple 2). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
It takes six full Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet's to transfer all the F1 cars and team equipment to their next race wired.com/2014/11/ship-f1…
The word "Jumbo" comes from the name of the large circus elephant, not the other way around. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jum…
Lyndon Johnson, former US president, nicknamed his penis "Jumbo" and was known to display it in public. At a urinal, if another guy walked into the bathroom, he'd turn around and shake his dick at them, asking "HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING AS BIG AS THIS?" web.archive.org/web/20130…
The USSR built a jumbo-jet designed to travel just 4 meters (13 feet) above the surface of water. It was undetectable to enemy radar and traveled at speeds excess of 400 Kilometers (248 miles) an hour. [27:15 in video] youtube.com/watch?v=xr8N0…
Former President Johnson had a custom 6 head high pressure shower installed in the white House and he nicknamed the very most special one "Jumbo." businessinsider.com/lbjs-…
Peter Jackson used a stadium of 25,000 cricket fans screaming war chants on the jumbo screen for the orcs attacking Helm's Deep in LOTR: The Two Towers. lotrplaza.com/showthread.…
The word jumbo comes from a circus elephant of the same name, who was so large scientists thought he was a separate species entirely. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jum…
The reason there are no wooden escalators. If they catch fire, they may spontaneously burst into a raging inferno with the same power output as a jumbo jet taking off. Due to the "trench effect." - [53:30] youtube.com/watch?feature…
The word "jumbo" owes its use in the English language to the massive African elephant Jumbo--part of PT Barnum's circus in 1882--that became an American sensation upon his arrival from London. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
"peewee" eggs is an official designation in the US and Canada. It is the smallest size set by government regulations of chicken egg grades, and it follows jumbo, extra large, large, medium, and small. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
You can purchase a jumbo jet and turn it into your new home airplanehome.com/
The ashes of Jumbo The Elephant, famous circus elephant and Tufts University mascot, are kept in a peanut butter jar after the building housing Jumbo's remains burned down 86 years after his death in 1885. When the athletics director at Tufts steps down, he passes the jar down to his successor. tufts.edu/home/get_to_kno…

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