Rita Crundwell embezzled $53.7 million from the city of Dixon Illinois for over twenty-two years as Comptroller & Treasurer to support her championship American Quarter Horse breeding operation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rit…
Today I learned of Rita Crundwell, who embezzled $53.7 million during her 22 year career as treasure and controller of Dixon, Illinois. She used this money to support her championship Quarter Horse breeding operation. In 2008 alone, she was able to embezzle $5.8 million off of a city budget of $8-9 million. wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_C…
One-sixth to one-quarter of farmland was devoted to feeding horses and mules before cars, trucks, and tractors became common. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smo…
Until 1878, fire houses were equipped with spiral staircases so the fire horses would not try to climb the stairs into the living quarters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
Some racehorses are deemed to have the 'X-factor', due to their abnormally large hearts. During his necropsy, Secretariat's heart was estimated to weigh 22lbs, two-and-three-quarter times the size of an average horse heart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sec…
Rita Crundwell,treasurer of Dixon,Illinois who embezzled $53.7million from the city for her Quarter horse breeding operation. She caused budget shortfalls, forced city departments to make drastic cuts.People even blamed the city's problems on a bad economy. The streets were never maintained. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rit…
A quarter horse gets it's name from it's ability to outrun any horse at a quarter mile race en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
: Before fireman's poles were invented, firehouses were equipped with spiral staircases which prevented their horses from climbing the stairs to their living quarters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
Today I learned of Drawing and Quartering in which a convicted traitor was fastened to a wooden panel and drawn by horse to the place of execution, where he was then hanged (almost to the point of death), emasculated, disembowelled, beheaded, and quartered (chopped into four pieces). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Upon the death of the greatest racehorse of all time, Secretariat, scientists discovered the horse had a heart twice the size of the average horses. newworldencyclopedia.org/…
Nobody really knows what 'drawn' means in 'hanged, drawn and quartered'. Even judges at the time were confused as to what 'drawn' actually meant. Some believed it meant the dragging through the streets, others thought it meant removing the intestines. Both happened during the 'punishment'. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Lord Walter Rothschild, an immensely wealthy banker and zoologist, drove a carriage harnessed to six zebras regularly to prove that zebras could be tamed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
One BTU is equal to one burning match. energyadvocate.com/fw34.h…

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