Rome has major struggles with expanding the subway system in the city because diggers keep running into major archaeological finds. The Metro C expansion has been in the works for the past 40 years and has unearthed Hadrian's Athenaeum, a military complex, and an amphitheater . abcnews.go.com/Travel/arc…
Subway cars after being decommissioned are dropped into the ocean to become a home for sea life. edition.cnn.com/2015/02/2…
The plot of the 2019 film "Joker" was inspired by the real life 1984 NYC Subway shooting. The depiction of the Joker is partially based on Bernard Goetz, who shot and wounded 4-teenagers after being allegedly harassed for money. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
When recording with Bowie in Berlin, Brian eno would use whatever loose change he had in his pocket to buy a U-Bahn subway ticket to however far that cash would take him, and then spend the day exploring there. Bowie says they took that approach to recording the album bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09…
Beneath the streets of Cincinnati OH is the largest abandoned subway tunnel system in the US. Construction began in the 1910s but was halted by WWI and then canceled indefinitely during the Great Depression. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
Former sprinting champion Ben Johnson once had his wallet stolen by a woman. He gave chase on foot but was unable to catch her after she ran into a subway station. archive.seattletimes.com/…
Tom Segura shot a line of commercials for Subway with Jared Fogle, playing Jared's unhealthy brother who would help advertise Subway's less-healthy sandwiches. The commercials were never aired. youtube.com/watch?v=X3ynU…
Today I learned of Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese doomsday cult responsible for the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack, produced a musical anime recruitment video about their leader in the 80’s. youtu.be/yO_ewrEc820
There is a subway system inside the US Capitol en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Some people in Japan are paid to shove passengers onto subway trains. They are called oshiya (ζŠΌγ—ε±‹), and they make sure people don't get trapped between the train doors during rush hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
The price of pizza has matched, with uncanny precision, the cost of a NYC subway ride for 50 years. Economists have named it "The Pizza Principle." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piz…
A "Power Ranger" has spent 2 hrs a day helping Tokyo subway riders lug heavy packages and baby strollers up the station stairs, as it has no elevators nor escalators. He said: "Japanese people find it hard to accept help, they feel obligated to the other person, so the mask really helps me out." nbcnews.com/news/world/ma…
In a subway station in the Chinese city of Nanjing, vending machines sell live crabs. The crabs are kept at 0-10Β° C (32-50Β° F) - not enough to freeze them, but cold enough to make them docile. Around 200 crabs are sold daily - and if you buy a dead one, you'll get three live ones for free npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
NYC Transit sunk 2,500 retired subway cars along the eastern seaboard to create artificial reef habitats for marine life gothamist.com/arts-entert…
A woman sued CBS, Showtime, and the New York City subway system because an ad for the show "Dexter" was so scary that it made her fall down a flight of stairs. marketwatch.com/story/jud…
There is a secret subway system in Moscow that is longer than the actual public metro system atlasobscura.com/articles…
IBM's OS/2 is still being used... to run the NYC subway system. hackaday.com/2019/06/20/t…
Pro wrestler Brutus Beefcake caused an Anthrax scare by leaving a bag of cocaine in the Boston Subway back in 2004 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
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/2013/1…
Chick-fil-A Makes More Per Restaurant Than McDonald's, Starbucks and Subway Combined … and It's Closed on Sundays entrepreneur.com/article/…
"You're Beautiful" by James Blunt is actually about a junkie stalking a woman in a subway. [Video - 0:57] youtube.com/watch?v=tkWM9…
Today I learned of Larkhall, Scotland, a town which has had its subway change its green signs, as well as had residents try to burn grass, because of sectarianism. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
Light bulbs in the New York City subway system screw in "backwards" (i.e. with left-handed threads) so people won't steal them to use at home. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edi…
Cincinnati Built a Subway System a Century Ago but It Wasn't Used atlasobscura.com/articles…
Starbuck's door handles are more germ-laden than NYC subway poles vice.com/en_us/article/j5…
In 2013 Subway was sued for selling 11-inch Footlongs. In the settlement they agreed to pay $525,000 in attorney fees and required their restaurants to now measure bread, so that Footlong and 6-inch sandwiches will indeed be at least 12 inches and 6 inches, respectively. money.com/money/4079569/s…
Today I learned about Banjawarn station in Western Australia, once owned by the Japanese cult responsible for the 1995 sarin subway attacks. They used the extremely remote property to experiment with chemical weapons and due to an unexplained seismic event some believe they detonated a nuclear bomb. vice.com/en_ca/article/7x…
Subway's BMT sandwich stands for "Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub…
A few out of 35,000 stray dogs in Moscow learned how to navigate the Subway system. They travel to and from the city every day, navigate through large crowds, and may have learned to identify their stations by scent or by tracking the time taken to reach the station every day. abcnews.go.com/Internatio…
The ham, salami, and bologna on Subway’s Cold Cut Combo sandwich are all actually made of turkey. subway.com/en-US/MenuNutr…
Subway chicken was DNA tested by a Canadian firm and was found to only contain about 50% chicken, with much of the rest being soy filler. nypost.com/2017/02/28/sub…
In 2015, a group of researchers from Cornell discovered bubonic plague and anthrax (among others) living on surfaces in New York City subway stations cbsnews.com/news/dangerou…
There are more fried chicken restaurants in Korea than there are McDonalds and Subways (combined) globally scmp.com/lifestyle/food-d…
The FBI mounted a 4-year-long undercover surveillance operation to nab Jared "The Subway Guy" Fogle, after he made some inappropriate comments about middle school girls to a female reporter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
Today I learned of The Guardian Angels. A grouped formed in 1979 to combat violence in the NYC subway system. Trained in patrol & citizens arrest, members are told if other citizens' lives are endangered, they are allowed to do whatever is lawful and necessary. They can be spotted by their signature red beret. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Workers constructing a then-secret bomb/fallout shelter in Budapest meant to protect the leadership were told the project was actually a subway station. The RΓ‘kosi-bunker (AKA F-4 Object) was active from the 1950s to the 70s. Few in the public knew of it until a documentary appeared in 1994. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-4…
Subway’s iconic β€œFive Dollar Footlong” was birthed in two little Subways inside of the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. franchisehelp.com/franchi…
Subway's start up franchise cost is anywhere between $105,800 to $393,600. Compared to McDonald's start up costs of up to 2.2 million. insider.com/what-it-costs…
New York City has entire fake buildings that act as vents for the underground subway smartcitiesdive.com/ex/su…
A Subway sandwich artist was trapped in a refrigerator overnight and wrote a desperate plea for help in ketchup. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
Today I learned of 145 rue Lafayette, Paris. It's a fake building designed to look like a real building. It functions as part of the ventilation system for the Paris subway. unjourdeplusaparis.com/en…
Cincinnati Built a Subway System 100 Years Ago–But Never Used It atlasobscura.com/articles…
The town of Larkhall, Scotland has such a deep hatred for the color green that a Subway had to paint the outside of its shop black, green traffic lights are frequently vandalized and broken, green phone boxes were painted blue, and green railings were repainted red, white, and blue. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
In The Italian Job (2003) the studio had to build custom electric Mini Coopers for the scenes in the LA subway because combustion engines would be too dangerous in the enclosed spaces. youtube.com/watch?v=DP7sX…
In post-Soviet Russia, feral dogs have learned to commute on the subway to broaden their food scavenging range - including getting to know which stops they are looking for based on the announcements over the PA. newyorker.com/culture/cul…
Today I learned about Bernie Goetz, a man who shot 4 men who were harassing him on a Manhattan subway but was later found not guilty on all of his charges except for one for carrying an unlicensed firearm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
Aum Shinrikyo, the doomsday cult which committed the Sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway in the mid-1990's, still exists with a membership in the thousands. bbc.com/news/world-asia-3…
The Seoul Subway has heated seats citi.io/2017/08/30/top-10…
Today I learned of Rosie Ruiz, a 26 year old woman who won the Boston Marathon with one of the best times, only to be found out she had emerged from the spectators near the finish line. She'd previously rode the subway for the New York marathon too. time.com/3822577/rosie-ru…
The NY Subway has the most stations of any metro system in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…

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