Major Pentagon officials once called Five Guys and requested them to break their no delivery rule. Not only did they refuse, the restaurant's founder ordered a 22-foot banner saying "ABSOLUTELY NO DELIVERY" and hung it in front of the store. Business from Pentagon employees increased. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
In 1987, an engineer used a new computer program β€œrwall” to send a message to his university server. Instead, the program broadcasted the message to every user on the internetβ€”including the Pentagon. catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/4…
There are twice as many bathrooms as necessary as the Pentagon because planners had to design the it for black and white employees, including β€œwhite” and β€œcolored” cafeterias. However, Pres. Roosevelt made Jim Crow laws illegal on Federal property prior to its opening and was never enforced. history.com/news/9-things…
Ewan McGregor's character in Black Hawk Down is fictionally named because the real person was convicted of child molestation in 1999. The Pentagon gave permission to use actual Army Black Hawks in the movie if the producers agreed to change the name from John Stebbins to 'John Grimes'. crimemagazine.com/war-her…
The ILOVEYOU virus was one of the world's most destructive computer viruses. Created by Filipino college student Onel de Guzman, this computer worm caused US$5.5–8.7 billion in damages worldwide. This led the Pentagon, CIA and other corporations to shut down their mail systems. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ILO…
The Pentagon Building has no marble within it. This is because the Pentagon was built during WW2 amd the source of Marble for the government which was Italy was considered an enemy nation. flightlines.airforcetimes…
Today I learned about Lieutenant General Timothy Maude; the highest ranking US military officer killed by foreign action since WWII. He died in the Pentagon during the September 11th 2001 attacks, just days before his office was scheduled to move. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Today I learned of the groundscraper, the opposite of a skyscraper, which is a building like the Pentagon or Apple's headquarters with relatively few stories but greatly extends horizontally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
Nokia made face masks and respirators for 60 years, and worked as a double agent for the Pentagon against the Soviet Union. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nok…
Today I learned of Norman Morrison, who was a Quaker that set himself on fire under Robert McNamaras office in the pentagon. He was protesting the innocent lives that were being taken in Vietnam at the time. The city Da Nang has road named after Morrison in memory of his acts against the US-Vietnam conflict. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Russel Crowe wanted to make a sequel of 'Gladiator'. The script of the sequel had Maximus reincarnated by the Roman gods and returned to Rome to defend Christians; then transported to other periods in history, like World War 2, Vietnam War and finally a general in the modern-day Pentagon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
, that in 2008, the Russians used USBs like coins on the ground to infiltrate the Pentagon. nytimes.com/2019/06/18/po…
The Pentagon was built with twice as many bathrooms as necessary because of racial segregation snopes.com/fact-check/a-h…
A Russell Crowe commissioned script for Gladiator 2 would have seen a resurrected Maximus appearing in World War 2 and the Vietnam War, and would have ended with him in a suit and tie at the modern-day Pentagon. telegraph.co.uk/films/0/g…
Paul Stamets -- an inventor, mycologist, public lecturer, explorer, holder of EIGHT patents, *and* discoverer of four entire brand new species of mushrooms -- has worked with the Pentagon to develop a cure for Tuberculosis and other diseases -- using mushrooms! mashable.com/feature/paul…
The Pentagon is the world's largest office building with over 600,000+ sq. meters of space. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska was instrumental in the release of the Pentagon Papers, using his seat on an obscure committee to force the Papers into Congressional record en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
The Pentagon was built in the 1940s with extra bathrooms to accommodate racial segregation laws. snopes.com/fact-check/pen…
Lawyer and political commentator Barbara Olson was flying to California on September 11th, 2001 to be a panelist on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. She was on AA Flight 77 which was hijacked and flown into the Pentagon. Maher left a panel chair empty for a week in her memory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Apple Park, the corporate headquarters of Apple Inc, is larger than the Pentagon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
In 2017 the Pentagon released videos and information of a UFO encounter through a FOIA request. thedrive.com/the-war-zone…
Howard Bromberg sent a tombstone for COBOL to the Pentagon to express his displeasure and it is currently kept in the Computer History Museum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COB…
The Pentagon had staff stop playing Pokemon Go with a memo titled "Pokemon stop" and to play the game only when outside. theguardian.com/technolog…
The Pentagon has rocket balls a.k.a. kinetic fireball incendiaries made of rubberized rocket fuel; when ignited, they propel themselves randomly at high speed, bouncing off walls, smashing through doors, turning an entire building into an inferno. wired.com/2008/11/secret-…
The Pentagon, while physically in Arlington VA, has 6 Washington DC Zip Codes: one for each military branch, one for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and one for the Defense Secretary virginiaplaces.org/milita…
The pentagon has an actual defense strategy for a zombie apocalypse. The document is known as CONPLAN 8888 and is a detailed guide on how to survive and fight against multiple types of zombies. documents.theblackvault.c…
Dr Jack Kevorkian, aka "Dr Death", successfully researched transfusing blood from corpses into living patients. He presented his findings to the Pentagon as a means to help save lives in Viet Nam. However, he was denied funds to continue his research and his process was never adopted. biography.com/people/jack…
Monica Lewinsky couldn't get a full-time job for 17 years after she left the Pentagon in 1997. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The USSR has missiles pointed at a hot dog stand in the Pentagon because they believed it led to a top secret meeting room archive.defense.gov/news/…
A Gladiator sequel script had Maximus reincarnated by the Roman gods and returned to Rome to defend Christians against persecution; then transported to other periods including WWII, the Vietnam War, and finally being a general in the Pentagon. It was rejected for being too far-fetched. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
The Pentagon has twice as many toilet facilities needed for a building of its size because it had to conform with the Commonwealth of Virginia's racial segregation laws during construction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Monica Lewinsky, as of 2014, had still not held a full-time job since leaving the Pentagon in 1997. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Pentagon freaked out in the 1980s when they realized Finland had, against their expectations, managed to build two Mir submarines capable of diving to 6000 meters. They went on to shut down the whole Finnish submarine industry by privately threatening the country with heavy sanctions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir…
A hot dog stand in the center of the Pentagon was rumored to be the target of a Soviet missile strike during the Cold War because the Soviets reportedly thought it was the Pentagon’s most top secret meeting room, and the entire Pentagon was a large fortress built around the hot dog stand. archive.defense.gov/news/…
In 1965, a Quaker named Norman Morrison set himself on fire in the parking lot of the Pentagon to protest the Vietnam War. Robert McNamara watched him burn to death from his office. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Harvard professor Roger Fisher proposed implanting nuclear launch codes in a volunteer so that the President would have to kill an innocent person before firing. The Pentagon rejected the idea fearing the President would not go through with it even if it was necessary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rog…
US senator Mike Gravel on June 29, 1971, despite severe dyslexia, began reading the 4,100 pages of the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record, so that it would be widely published. mikegravel.org/about/
Jack Ryan, the creator of the Barbie doll, was an engineering graduate from Yale who designed missiles for the Pentagon. nypost.com/2009/02/22/toy…
The Pentagon is 6.5M square ft (2X the Empire State Building) and is occupied by 23,000 people, making it the biggest office building in the world. Also, it was designed so that no point in the building is more than a 10 minutes walk from another point. Construction took just 16 months. history.com/news/9-things…
The Pentagon was constructed with twice the number of bathrooms needed for the number of employees because segregated Virginia at the time required separate facilities for "white" and "colored" persons. pentagontours.osd.mil/Tou…
When President Roosevelt visited The Pentagon in 1945 before its dedication he ordered them to remove the whites only signes and therefore making The Pentagon the only building in Virginia were segregation laws were not enforced until 1965. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The first test of biological warfare in the U.S. happened in Pentagon. Operatives sprayed harmless bacteria into the air conditioning system and observed as the microbes spread throughout the building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
The Pentagon has over 20 fast food restaurants, which include KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and many more en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Pentagon is developing a "combat chewing gum" to help soldiers maintain dental hygiene in the field. It is expected to save the Army $100million per year in dental services. newyorker.com/tech/elemen…
There's an β€˜Underground Pentagon’ built into a mountain in Pennsylvania fox43.com/2018/09/24/bene…
The USSR always had at least two nuclear ICBMs trained on the Pentagon's hot-dog stand. archive.defense.gov/news/…
The Pentagon banned Furbys because they were worried they would repeat top secret information. Even though Furbys had no means to do so mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Pentagon has 2 times more bathrooms than needed because it was built during segregation. snopes.com/military/penta…
Jonathan James, a computer genius, hacked into NASA and Pentagon when he was just 15 and stole software and data which cost around $1.7 million! blog.eccouncil.org/7-most…
Today I learned of the "Bamboo Pentagon", the near mythical headquarter of the Viet Cong in Cambodia, which US special forces suffered heavy casualties every time they tried to capture. No Viet Cong leader was ever killed or captured by US bombing or Special Forces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vie…

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