Pole dancing became more common during the Great Depression since traveling performers would dance in tents at this time. Eventually, these performers began to incorporate the tent pole into their striptease routines. medicalbag.com/home/featu…
Brian Blessed once punched a polar bear in the face. On an expedition to the magnetic North Pole, a polar bear tore into his tent and stuck it's head in. Not wanting anyone to shoot it, he bellowed in the bear's face and punched it on the nose, causing it to flee. This saved the bear's life. youtube.com/watch?v=izTyF…
The first tent erected at the South Pole by the Norwegian expedition led by Roald Amundsen on its arrival on 14 December 1911 is still there, buried beneath 17 meters of snow. nettarkiv.npolar.no/sorpo…
The Ludlow Massacre. In 1914, The Colorado National Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company open-fired with machine guns on a tent colony of striking coal miners and their families, killing 21 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lud…
Today I learned about Jael, an Israelite woman who murdered the enemy Canaanite King Sisera by stabbing a tent peg through his head ospreyobserver.com/2018/0…
During the Vietnam War the act of "Fragging" was when US troops would toss a grenade in their commanding officers tent; known and suspected fragging cases by explosives in Vietnam from 1969 to 1972 totaled nearly 900... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Stereotypical cavemen hardly existed as very few Stone Age people lived in caves. Most were nomadic hunter gatherers living in temporary shelters such as tents or huts. Caves just have the best preserved artifacts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cav…
Today I learned about the Dyatlov Pass incident where in 1959, 9 experienced hikers mysteriously died in the freezing Ural Mountains after fleeing their tent. Most were in their underwear, 1 had a fractured skull, another had tongue and eyes missing. Circumstances remain a mystery to this day. cnn.com/2019/02/04/europe…
Today I learned of the K2 first ascent controversy. 1954: team member Bonatti was accused of not bringing enough oxygen to the 2 mountaineers who completed the ascent. 2007: it was recognised that Bonatti and porter Mahdi brought the oxygen and were left outside the tent at 8000m+, which they barely survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
Today I learned about Beena, "a form of marriage used in pre-Islamic Arabia in which a wife would own a tent of her own, within which she retained complete independence from her husband". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Mount Everest is so inundated with waste, including 26,500 lbs of human excrement, each season that the Nepalese gov't now requires each climber to pack out 8 kg of waste when descending the mountain (human waste, empty cans/bottles, abandoned tents, etc.). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Houston police officers are no longer allowed to use Whataburger number tents as crime scene markers dallasnews.com/news/texas…
The world's longest sausage was 39 miles long. It was made in a tent in a Romanian parking lot. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Juul had to ban their products within their own office, resorting employees to use a tent for smoke or Juul breaks inc.com/betsy-mikel/well-…
Today I learned about the Terra Nova Expedition. Arriving too late, the 5-man party began their journey to the ship. Evans died after injuries and Oates, severely frostbitten, walked into a blizzard in self-sacrifice. Wilson, Bowers, and Scott were stopped by a storm and took to their tent, but never emerged. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
Paraffin wax was a common waterproofing method for circus tents but changed in 1944 after the Ringling Bros. Fire in Hartford, CT. The paraffin wax ended up accelerating the deadly fire & 1800lbs of hot wax "rained down from the roof"-killing 167 people; injuring 700, mostly women & children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
During the Vietnam War the act of "Fragging" was when US troops would toss a grenade in their commanding officers tent; known and suspected fragging cases by explosives in Vietnam from 1969 to 1972 totaled nearly 900... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
During the Vietnam War the act of "Fragging" was when US troops would toss a grenade in their commanding officers tent; known and suspected fragging cases by explosives in Vietnam from 1969 to 1972 totaled nearly 900... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
A Kuwaiti woman wanted to take revenge on her husband for taking a second wife, so she poured petrol on the tent where women and children were celebrating in the wedding, killing 57 and injuring 90 others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
Captain Oates an Antarctic explorer died during the Terra Nova Expedition. Oates struggling with the journey back walked from his tent into a blizzard. He committed suicide in an act of self-sacrifice when his ill health was compromising his three companions' chances of survival. wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawren…
The cheapest and cleanest means of transport for scientists in the Antarctica is a tent on a sled powered by a giant Kite en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
Ukkusiksalik National Park is uninhabited now, but the Inuit lived there from 11th century to the 1960s. Remains of fox traps, tent rings, and food caches have been discovered in the area. Usually, the park can only be visited during a few summer weeks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukk…
Today I learned of Zhang JingΒ­chuan, a Chinese mountaineer who survived a taliban execution at a 13,000-foot base camp. He knocked an attacker, hid barefoot in his underwear for an hour in a ravine, snuck back in a tent to get a jacket and a satellite phone, hiked to safety and called the local emergency line mensjournal.com/features/…
From 1982-1983, three men in Allentown PA competed in a radio contest in which they lived on top of a billboard in tents. Whoever stayed up longest would win a house. Due to economic pressure from the recession, none of the contestants wanted to give up, so the contest lasted almost 9 months. lehighvalleylive.com/ente…
A soldier in Iraq was found dead in her tent in 2005. The autopsy report and photographs revealed a broken nose, black eye, loose teeth, burns from a corrosive chemical on her genitals, and a gunshot wound to the head. Her death was ruled a suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Honduran white bats (Ectophylla alba) or Caribbean white tent-making bats, create their own daytime sleeping quarters by using their teeth to cut the ribs of large leaves causing them to fold down to form a tent. They appear as white puffballs when they gather in groups.The bats mostly eat figs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
Today I learned of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. The mysterious unsolved death of 9 hikers who tore through their tents naked in sub-0 temperatures. 7 died of hypothermia, one of a fractured skull, one female team member had her tongue and eyes missing. Offical cause of death: "unknown compelling force" en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
One theory why the human sense of smell is worse than our closest ancestors (monkeys and apes)is that since the start of agriculture, humans have been forced to live in crowded tents and huts with many other people, so we evolved a weaker sense of smell to better deal with it. sciencemag.org/news/2003/…
In Sweden you may pitch your tent for a night or two in the countryside as long as you don’t disturb the landowner or cause damage to nature swedishepa.se/Enjoying-na…
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_…
The plastic table-like item found in pizza boxes is called a box tent and was patented in 1983. Most people in the business now call it a pizza saver. gizmodo.com/that-plastic-…
Black US servicemen on duty in Australia during WWII were treated so poorly by their white superiors that they rioted and are said to have used 30,000 rounds of machine gun ammo firing at the tents of their white superiors. ozatwar.com/ozatwar/riotu…
Not all bats live in caves. These thumb-sized Honduran White Bats sleep in leaves in the rainforest. They are polygamous. Each leaf-tent houses a single male and his harem of up to six females. animalspot.net/honduran-w…
While filming the music video for It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It), Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones nearly drowned in deep bubbly water, as the band forgot that a drummer plays sitting down when they were filling their tent with bubbles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%…
It is common practice in Arctic camping to surround the tent with trip-wired explosives. These are used to deter polar bears and wake up sleeping campers. spitsbergen-svalbard.com/…
Today I learned of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. The mysterious unsolved death of 9 hikers who tore through their tents naked in sub-0 temperatures. 7 died of hypothermia, one of a fractured skull, one female team member had her tongue and eyes missing. Offical cause of death: "unknown compelling force" en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The clothing store 'Abercrombie and Fitch' was originally founded in 1892 and sold things like shotguns, fishing rods, and tents. wikipedia.org/wiki/Abercr…
70% of Mongolian nomads have solar power since 2013. The sun shines 250 days on average each year in Mongolia. It shines, even during the frigid winter days, on the hundreds of thousands of nomads who still roam the steppes, herding animals and living in dome-like tents calling gers. aljazeera.com/indepth/fea…
The actor Chris Pratt was at one point homeless in Maui, sleeping in a tent on the beach working only enough hours to afford gas, food and fishing supplies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Noah is credited as the first drunk ever and cursed his son for telling everyone that he saw Noah naked in his tent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noa…
Today I learned about The Dyatlov Incident (1959), in which 9 experienced Soviet hikers embarked on a winter camping expedition headed into Kholat Syakhl (Dead Mountain). All were found mysteriously dead, with their tent ripped from the inside, many of them found naked, & their bodies miscolored. atlasobscura.com/articles…
At Warped Tour concert venues, parents accompanying their children are admitted free of charge and can spend the day waiting for their children at the "Reverse Day Care" tent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
In WW2 the Polish had enlisted a bear on their side who enjoyed drinking, wrestling, cigarettes and even slept in tents. He would carry heavy ammunition crates to soldiers on the battle field and never once dropped a shell. bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018…
9 hikers in Russia were found dead in 1959. They ripped their tents open from the inside, ran barefoot through the snow at -30 degrees C, and were found with crushed skulls and one was missing their tounge. AND their clothing was found to be highly radioactive. crushable.com/entertainme…
Today I learned of 'Tent City', an Arizona jail built out of old military tents, operational since 1993 motherjones.com/politics/…
Mining corporate-hired "agents drove a heavily armored train through a tent colony at night, opening fire on women, men and children with a machine gun"(1912) to prevent unionization in the buildup to the 2nd largest insurrection in the US since the Civil War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
. That the Montana Highway Patrol patch has the symbol 3-7-77. Which was once used to mark people’s doors/tents informing them they must leave town or end up on the receiving end of Vigilantism. montanatrooper.com/3-7-77…
Today I learned of "The Tent Girl", a young woman whose murdered body was found in Kentucky in 1968 and her identity was a mystery for 30 years until a man found the woman's sister on the internet after a 10 year long search. huffingtonpost.com/the-li…
After vikings murdered Irish High King Brian Boru in his tent, Brian's Brother Wolf the Quarrelsome hunted them down, disemboweled the Viking leader and tied his entrails around a tree until he died en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulf…
Two male, maneless, man eating lions rumored to have killed over 130 construction workers would sneak into camp at night & drag workers out of their tents while they were sleeping. They were eventually killed by a British soldier who in the process, was singled out & stalked by the lions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…

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