In 2018, United Airlines switched to lighter paper for their inflight magazines, it saved 1oz per copy which after 1 year saved 170,000 gallons (643,000 L) of fuel worth $290,000. traveller.com.au/united-aโ€ฆ
Linguistic philosopher J. L. Austin made the claim that there is no language in which a double positive implies a negative during a lecture. To which someone responded, "Yeah, yeah." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._โ€ฆ
After L. Ron Hubbard's death in 1986, the Church of Scientology officially claimed that he voluntarily abandoned his physical body after it became an impediment to his work, and that he had left Earth to do scientific research on another planetโ€”having "learned how to do it without a body". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._โ€ฆ
The abbreviations used for pre-decimal British currency were L for pounds, s for shillings and d for pence because these were the abbreviations for the Latin currency denominations librae (L), solidi (s) and denarii (d) retrowow.co.uk/retro_britโ€ฆ
LA had the largest urban farm in the US until it was torn down for warehouse development. The farm had been established by the L.A. Regional Food Bank. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souโ€ฆ
After Martin Luther King was killed in 1968, his funeral was held at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and a small group of current students were chosen to be ushers for his funeral. One of those ushers was Samuel L. Jackson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Samuel L. Gravely Jr. He was the first African American in the U.S. Navy to serve aboard a fighting ship as an officer, the first to command a Navy ship, the first fleet commander, and the first to become a flag officer, retiring as a vice admiral. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samโ€ฆ
Scientologists celebrate several major holidays, including the birthday of L. Ron Hubbard (March 13); the initial publication of Dianetics (May 9); and the anniversary of the maiden voyage of Hubbard's yacht the Freewinds (June 6). scientology.ca/faq/insideโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Jack Parsons, an American rocket scientist and occultist follower of Aleister Crowley. He was defrauded of his life savings by his friend L. Ron Hubbard, worked for Howard Hughes, homebrewed his own absinthe, and died in a lab explosion a colleague claims while trying to create a homunculus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacโ€ฆ
Astronaut Gregory Jarvis was bumped from his first scheduled flight by US Sen. Jake Garn and then bumped again by US Rep. Bill Nelson. He finally got to fly on his third attempt: STS-51-L, the Challenger disaster en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greโ€ฆ
The French Revolution played a major role in the development of pornography. It was used as a political tool to mock political leaders, and subsequently lead to the first pornographic film ever being made, titled "A Lโ€™Ecu dโ€™Or ou la bonne auberge" in 1908. thefulcrum.ca/features/a-โ€ฆ
After David L Roth left Van Halen, Eddie offered the lead singer position to Patty Smyth of Scandal. She declined. He then offered it to Daryl Hall, who also declined. Finally Eddie was introduced to Sammy Hagar via their mutual Ferrari mechanic and he accepted the position. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanโ€ฆ
Ursula K. Le Guin was a famous science fiction writer and poet. Her father was A. L. Kroeber, a cultural anthropologist, who studied Native Americans in California. One of his most recognized works involved a man that he had named Ishi, the last surviving member of the Yahi people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._โ€ฆ
Lockheed's first fighter jet design, the L-133, was far more advanced than their later P-80 (first operational US jet fighter), but the Air Corps wasn't interested. avgeekery.com/the-starjetโ€ฆ
The M1 Abrams, currently the main battle tank of the U.S. Army, requires 10 US gallons (38 L) of fuel just to start the gas turbine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_โ€ฆ
The reason why fake tv/movie phone numbers start with 555 is because phone companies never used that prefix. No major place names in the United States began with a combination of the letters J, K, and L (the letters assigned to the 5 key on a phone) mentalfloss.com/article/2โ€ฆ
The last Confederate killed in the American Civil War, Charles A.L. Lamar, also happened to have sponsored the second-last ship bringing an illegal cargo of enslaved Africans to the U.S. - the ship was later seized by the Union navy and converted into a gunboat, the USS Wanderer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaโ€ฆ
The CEO of the MGA toy company, Isaac Larian, created the L.O.L Surprise toy line when he stayed up all night watching toy unboxing videos because he couldn't fall asleep. mentalfloss.com/article/5โ€ฆ
The rapper in the bridge of Michael Jackson's "Black or White" is producer Bill Bottrell, who is credited only as "L.T.B." for "Leave it to Beaver." Bottrell wanted to get LL Cool J or Heavy D, who were featured on other tracks for the album, but Jackson insisted on using his performance. vice.com/en/article/9bg57โ€ฆ
Today I learned of John L. Burns, a veteran of the War of 1812, The Mexican-American War, and the American Civil War. He fought in the Battle of Gettysburg at the age of 69 and was a skilled marksman, even shooting a confederate marksman off his horse. After, he became a national hero and even met Lincoln. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johโ€ฆ
Each episode of A.L.F. (Alien Life Form) took 20-25 hours to shoot and was extremely demanding on the crew. Max Wright, the dad in the show, despised supporting a demanding inanimate object and at one time become "crazed", physically attacking the puppet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALFโ€ฆ
L Ron Hubbard holds the Guinness World Record for most books published over a lifetime, with over a thousand books. businessinsider.com/l-ronโ€ฆ
During the 18th century Native American women would purchase black slave men, free them, and marry them into the tribe. After l enslavement of natives by Europeans ended, some black men choose to stay with native women since their children were born free, since the mother was free. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaโ€ฆ
In 1963, Alweg (known for Disneyland's Monorail) offered to fund/build a monorail transit system throughout Los Angeles County at no cost to county taxpayers. Instead, L.A. County authorities killed off the project due to being pressured from Standard Oil of California and General Motors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alwโ€ฆ
In 2002, a Marvel comics writer based an alternate version of Nick Fury on Samuel L Jackson, using his image without permission. Jackson discovered this and nearly took legal action. Marvel offered to cast him as Fury if the character was ever in a movie. Jackson took the deal. time.com/5533325/nick-furโ€ฆ
Brad Fischetti is the sole surviving member of L.F.O., Lyte Funkie Ones, most famous for the smash hit single โ€˜Summer Girlsโ€™ (who wear Abercrombie & Fitch). mcall.com/entertainment/lโ€ฆ
The early 20th century Marquess of Anglesey, Henry Cyril Paget, led an extremely lavish lifestyle. He travelled in a custom car with leather furniture, wooden fixtures, and a baroque carved ceiling. The exhaust pipe sprayed scent: sometimes violet, sometimes patchouli, sometimes lโ€™eau dโ€™Espagne thechap.co.uk/2013/12/18/โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the painting called L.H.O.O.Q. which features the Mona Lisa with a moustache. It was called that way because the artist, Marcel Duchamp, thought it sounded like "Elle a chaud au cul". It translates to "she's got a hot ass" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.Hโ€ฆ
The BMT in Subway's Italian BMT stands for 'Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit' which ran trains like the 7, J, K, L, M, Q and others. They began using the letters for the sub in 1975 despite only having stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts, but none in New York. untappedcities.com/2013/1โ€ฆ
L.L. Bean ended itโ€™s legendary lifetime return policy, and of course customer abuse and social media is to blame mashable.com/2018/02/09/lโ€ฆ
Battlefield Earth, a 1982 science fiction novel written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, has been praised by numerous fantasy and science fiction authors, among them Neil Gaiman, Frederik Pohl, and Kevin J. Anderson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batโ€ฆ
L. Frank Baum, the author of the famous children's book, "the Wizard of Oz," called for the genocide of American Indians, writing in 1890 and 1891 that "in order to protect our civilization . . . wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._โ€ฆ
Both "canceled" and "cancelled" are acceptable ways to spell the past tense of the verb "cancel". Americans favor "canceled" (one l), while British English and other dialects prefer "cancelled" (two l's). However, there is only one correct spelling of the noun "cancellation". grammarly.com/blog/cancelโ€ฆ
Wendell Willkie, and his Running Mate Charles L. McNary both died in 1944, thus becoming the first and only major party presidential ticket where both the Presidential and VP nominees died in the term where they would have served, if elected historynewsnetwork.org/arโ€ฆ
NASA renamed sizes or early condom-based toilets from S, M, and L into "large, gigantic and humongous" because male astronauts' ego would make them grab L, regardless of the real size. youtube.com/watch?v=fJbztโ€ฆ
The word "colonel" is pronounced "kernel"because the French wanted to have the "R" sound in the word, instead of the two "L" sounds. learningenglish.voanews.cโ€ฆ
Samuel L Jackson wanted a purple lightsaber so he would be noticeable in Attack of the Clones, and that he has the prop at home with, "Bad Mother f***er," inscribed in the hilt of it. youtu.be/ubyo5eZz_Jc
The Simpsons had an official Death Note crossover comic in treehouse of horror #14 where Bart Simpson is Light Yagami and Lisa Simpson is L and Krusty the clown is Ryuk simpsonswiki.com/wiki/Theโ€ฆ
The first on-screen lesbian kiss on American TV came on the legal series L.A. Law in 1991 refinery29.com/en-us/2018โ€ฆ
Mainland France, the portion of the French Republic that is not an island or overseas territory, is often reffered to as l'Hexagone ("the Hexagon") because of its approximate shape. wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropโ€ฆ
When comedian Redd Foxx suffered a heart attack on the set of a sitcom in 1991, his co-stars initially thought he was just clowning around because of the running gag on "Sanford and Son" in which his character Fred Sanford faked heart attacks. He later died at an L.A. hospital. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redโ€ฆ
Mariska Hargitay's (who plays Olivia Benson L&O: SVU) mother was Jayne Mansfield, one of the most famous sex symbols in America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marโ€ฆ
Due to his acting roles in many Marvel movies, the late Stan Lee is the highest-grossing actor of all time. With a total box office gross as an actor at $30,617,384,366. The second highest grossing actor is also a Marvel movie star, Samuel L. Jackson of Nick Fury fame. the-numbers.com/box-officโ€ฆ
L Ron Hubbardโ€™s first wife once discovered two love letters the Scientology founder had written, to two different women, in the coupleโ€™s outgoing mail. She switched the envelopes and sent them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marโ€ฆ
British ("matchstick men") artist L.S. Lowry holds the record for the most refused Royal Honours....in his lifetime, he turned down awards FIVE times, including a Knighthood in 1968. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._โ€ฆ
Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard along with NASA Scientist Jack Parsons went to the desert with the purpose of creating a Human Body for an entity called Babalon. This is known in history books as The Babalon Working. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babโ€ฆ
Charles Schulz, creator of the comic strip Peanuts, hated the name of his comic, which was chosen by his syndicate (he wanted to call it Li'l Folks). As a result, most Peanuts collections and animated specials, such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, don't actually use Peanuts in the title. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaโ€ฆ
After WWII, Col. S. L. A. Marshal published a report that found only 15-20% of soldiers in combat fired to kill during the war, even if their lives were threatened. This prompted the US Army to switch from bulls-eye targets to sillouette targets to desensitize soldiers to killing killology.com/aggression-โ€ฆ
The man who crafted the original California Bear flag during the Bear Flag Revolt in 1846 (William L. Todd) was Mary Todd Lincolnโ€™s nephew. sfmuseum.org/hist6/toddflโ€ฆ
3 men were shipwrecked in the south Pacific; buoyed by life vests, they swam to the deserted island Fanadik. After 3 days on the island, a US Navy plane spotted a fire the men made and then saw the men waving life vests next to palm fronds that spelled H-E-L-P. theguardian.com/us-news/2โ€ฆ

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