Today I learned of Eugene Bostwick, a retired Texas farmer who kept taking in dogs that people abandoned at the dead-end street near his horse barn; he would feed the dogs & take them to the vet to get spayed & neutered. He built a "dog train" in order to take all his dogs out at the same time with his tractor. cbc.ca/news/trending/texa…
The US gave the Soviet Union 44,000 jeeps, 375,883 trucks, 8,071 tractors, 12,700 tanks, 1,541,590 blankets, and 331,066 liters of Alcohol for the war effort against the Nazis, and $500 billion in financial recovery to European countries. youtube.com/watch?v=-60bP…
Farmers in USA are hacking their John Deere tractors with Ukrainian firmware, which seems to be the only way to actually *own* the machines and their software, rather than rent them for lifetime from John Deere. motherboard.vice.com/en_u…
The large tires on tractors are commonly filled with liquid rather than air iamcountryside.com/tracto…
North Korea Stole Hundreds of Volvo Cars, Buses, And Tractors In The 1970s, And Many Of Them Are Still In Use Today volvojo.com/2018/02/01/se…
In 1948, a man pinned under a tractor used his pocketknife to scratch the words "In case I die in this mess I leave all to the wife. Cecil Geo Harris" onto the fender. He did die and the message was accepted in court. It has served as a precedent ever since for cases of holographic wills. weirduniverse.net/blog/co…
In 1992, A North Dakotan teen, John Thompson, was home alone when he had both of his arms chopped off by a tractor in a freak farming accident. However, he still managed to get up, go inside, and dial for help via holding a pencil in his mouth. He survived. bismarcktribune.com/news/…
Neil Armstrong was working on his farm and got his wedding ring stuck in the gears of a tractor. He didn’t get it out in timeβ€”his ring and ring finger got torn clean off. He then packed it in some ice and drove himself to the hospital to get it reattached portablepress.com/blog/20…
In the 1960s, the Soviet Union sent snowplows instead of tractors to Guinea to win them over and that the US government sent parkas to help the government of the Philipines instead of emergency medical military aid during the Reagan era. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
During WWII, to circumvent the U.S. Neutrality Act, U.S. built aircraft were towed across the border into Canada by civilians with horses, tractors and trucks. Sometimes they were simply rolled downhill! youtu.be/HL41oesVh9o
In 1985-1987, an Ecuadorean tractor driver sculpted (on his own initiative) a colossal 20-meter sculpture of the Devil’s face along the side of a road and named it β€œBrutal Power”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_…
Marcin Jakubowski, a Princeton fusion physics graduate, had a hard time finding a job out of college so he turned to farming. Upon purchasing his first tractor, he realized how inaccessible and expensive farming equipment was, so he created an open source tractor design. opensourceecology.org/mar…
Lamborghini makes farm tractors lamborghini-tractors.com/…
In 1948 a man became fatally stuck underneath his tractor, and used his pocketknife to scratch the words "In case I die in this mess, I leave all to the wife. Cecil Geo Harris" into the fender. His scratching constituted a valid will. globalnews.ca/news/926746…
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…
In 2007 a tractor tilled over 2.5 square miles (644 hectares) of land in 24 hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
New Zealands first tank (the Bob Semple tank) was built from a tractor, sheet metal and 6 machine guns. When ridiculed for the design Bob Semple said "I don’t see anyone else coming up with any better ideas." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
On a rainy March night in 1999, robbers climbed atop a Loomis, Fargo & Co. tractor-trailer truck while it was being driven down the highway, cut a hole in the thin aluminum roof and snatched 270 pounds of $20, $50 and $100 bills worth 2.3 million dollars before escaping undetected. sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…
Today I learned about the Lend-Lease program. During WW2, in 1941, America gave the Soviet Union an interest-free credit of $1 billion in the form of materiel supplies and raw materials including a total of 44,000 American jeeps, 375,883 cargo trucks, 8,071 tractors and 12,700 tanks. rbth.com/defence/2016/03/…
The reason so many tractor trailers in the US are registered in Oklahoma is because of tax and fee incentives beginning in the 1980s, while the relative burden on passenger vehicles was much higher. tulsaworld.com/archive/ok…
A dying farmer scratched his will on the fender of the tractor he was trapped beneath, and the courts accepted it as legally binding metronews.ca/news/canada/…
Today I learned about New Zealand's first tank, the Bob Semple tank. It used corrugated iron armor on a tractor base, with 6 machine guns as armament. After public ridicule, Bob Semple stood by his design, saying "I don’t see anyone else coming up with any better ideas." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Tractor trailers can have a 300 gallon fuel capacity and cost around $1000 to fill. truckinginfo.com/152861/h…
An Italian tractor manufacturer was so upset with the bad clutches in Ferrari's cars that he complained to Enzo Ferrari himself, who arrogantly dismissed the concerns. The tractor maker, Ferruccio Lamborghini, decided to make his own cars to compete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Today I learned about Dr. John Haygarth, who in 1799 was the first to use what is now known as a "single blind placebo study" to disprove a medical invention called "Perkins tractors." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Stemming from an argument, Feruccio Lamborghini started making supercars to prove to Enzo Ferrari how sports cars should be built. Lamborghini only made tractors before that. caranddriver.com/features…
John Deere has been using the DMCA to stop anyone but dealerships from working on their equipment. Citing the potential to pirate music using the tractor's entertainment system among other reasons wired.com/2015/04/dmca-ow…
The biggest squid ever caught weighed an estimated 990 pounds and about 39 feet long. If calamari rings were made from the squid they would be the size of tractor tires nbcnews.com/id/17275072/n…
Porsche once made a gasoline powered tractor specifically for coffee farmers. Diesel fumes could change the flavor, so a rare gasoline powered industrial tractor was built. supercompressor.com/rides…
That some attack helicopters are equipped with egress systems (ejection seats). It uses a tractor rocket to extract the crew after explosive bolts jettison the rotors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
Some John Deere tractor owners had to pirate firmware for their tractors just to work on them. motherboard.vice.com/en_u…
Lamborghini was originally a tractor manufacturer and only after an argument with Enzo Ferrari did they start creating sports cars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lam…
After having his arms ripped off by a tractor, a teenager called for help using a pencil in his teeth, and then sat in the bathtub so he wouldn't get blood on the new carpet bismarcktribune.com/news/…
Enzo Ferrari told a man "you may be able to drive a tractor but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari Properly" the man was so pissed he vowed to create the perfect car, his name, Ferruccio Lamborghini. 400gt.com/articles/compar…
Farmers spread slurry on fields by connecting a massive long hose direct from the farm to the fields (i.e. without a tank towed by the tractor). youtu.be/CS1bTRc5yGs
There's a sport in Ireland called "road bowling" similar to golf where players have to throw a 800g (28oz) cannonball across active country roads, amidst car, lorry and tractor traffic as well as spectators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
A man scratched a will on his tractor bumper while pinned. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
Lamborghini still makes tractors lamborghini-tractors.com/…
Porsche once built special gas-powered industrial tractors for coffee farmers. Diesel fumes could change the taste of the beans, so the German company produced gasoline tractors for this specific industry. porsche-diesel.com/histor…
Lamborghini started as a tractor company. In the early 1960's, its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini, unimpressed with sports cars of the time, set out to build his own. He was also told, "You may be able to drive a tractor, but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari," by Enzo Ferrari. youtube.com/watch?v=T5p4s…
Ferruccio Lamborghini started two companies under his same surname. One went on to make the sports cars we all know, the other made tractors & farming vehicles and continues to through today. lamborghini-tractors.com/…
If you buy John Deere tractor you don't own it, you only bought license to operate the vehicle, similar to software licenses theguardian.com/environme…
In 1996, a small town in Utah mistakenly booked Rage Against the Machine at a venue for tractor and monster truck shows. The locals panicked and businesses boarded up thinking the band's followers would riot and vandalize everything. dangerousminds.net/commen…
In 1892, John Froelich developed the first stable gasoline/petrol-powered tractor which started agricultural mechanization. uipress.lib.uiowa.edu/bdi…
A tractor trailer’s hitch came loose in Indianapolis and spilled 38,000 pounds of marbles on the roadway. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Tractor overturns are the leading cause of farm fatalities ajph.aphapublications.org…
A driver's license is not required in Ontario to drive a tractor along or across a road. Drivers must be 16 or older to drive on, or along, a road. Drivers under 16 can only drive tractors directly across a road farms.com/ag-industry-new…
The first tank was designed in 1911 by an Austro-Hungarian and based on American farm tractors. Neither Austria-Hungary or Germany showed interest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun…
:Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of Lamborghini started off by manufacturing tractors. He bought a Ferrari once and after finding the clutch to be β€˜inferior’ he went to Enzo Ferrari to ask for a better one. He was dismissed as a β€˜Tractor maker’. Ferruccio decided to start off his own car company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The biggest squid ever caught weighed an estimated 990 pounds and about 39 feet long. If calamari rings were made from the squid they would be the size of tractor tires nbcnews.com/id/17275072/n…
Today I learned of the Steinwinter V8 truck concept, a tractor from 1983 measuring only 1170mm (3ft 10in) tall, that was designed to save fuel and increase transport volume. It's cab was comparable to that of a sports car, being fitted with bucket seats and full digital dashboard thepetrolstop.com/2010/02…
Semi trucks or tractor trailers average somewhere between 4-8 mpg of fuel. Going up a hill it can dip to 2.9 mpg, but going down a hill it can rise to 23 mpg. popularmechanics.com/cars…
Joshua Brown was the first known death caused by a self-driving car after his Tesla failed to recognize a white tractor-trailer from a bright sky. theguardian.com/technolog…
A man near the Canadian border crushed 8 police cars with his tractor because he was angry about a marijuana arrest. google.com/url?sa=t&r…
The train scene from Inception was not a CGI. The crew fitted a tractor truck to look like a diesel locomotive and smashed cars with it. youtube.com/watch?v=EbyIb…
Although there were two deaths at Woodstock (an overdose and someone crushed by a tractor), there were two births as well, netting a zero loss over the three day festival. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
After the Sandy Hook shootings, people donated more than 65,000 teddy bears, 9 tractor trailers of paper snowflakes, and half a million letters to a town of only 27,000 people. Since then the bears have been re-donated across the globe to places including Haiti, and Afghanistan. thetrace.org/2015/12/sand…
Semi trucks are called that because the trailers don't have front wheels, and can only be used when connected to the tractor part of the truck. So the trailers are officially "semi-trailers" which eventually evolved into "semi truck." popularmechanics.com/cars…
Lamborghini Cars Were A Result Of A Tractor Company Owner Being Insulted by the Founder of Ferrari. todayifoundout.com/index.…
Before CGI, Movie makers would create content by painting it on glass and integrating that with the live action shot. The endless warehouse in "Indiana Jones", the tractor beam in the first "Star Wars", and the Emerald City in "The Wizard of Oz" were all done using this technique. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
A tractor got stuck in the mud during the construction of the University of Illinois football stadium, and rather than remove it they built over it and it still lies beneath the field. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mem…
In Australia exist road trains: a tractor tows several loaded trailers. World record is more than a 100 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roa…
Scientists have created a sonic "tractor beam" that can pull, push and pirouette objects that levitate in thin air. livescience.com/52598-son…
Today I learned of Swedish Epa-Tractors, cars in Sweden you can build yourself and legally drive when you are only 15y/o. Limitations include a top speed of 18 mph and two seats only curbsideclassic.com/autom…
A Canadian farmer accidentally put his tractor into reverse, pinning his leg under the rear wheel, killing him hours later. Later, surveying the scene of the accident, neighbors noticed that the farmer had scratched his will into the tractor’s fender using his pocketknife. news.usask.ca/archived_oc…
The United States sells more blood to other countries than coal, corn, wheat or tractors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Semi (tractor trailer) engines are designed to never be shut off except when changing the oil and servicing the engine. thetruckersreport.com/fac…
The founder of Lamborghini tried talking to Enzo Ferrari about improving their cars, but Enzo refused because Lamborghini was just a small tractor maker. lamboweb.com/History.htm
There is an island in the English channel where cars are banned. People get around on bicycle, horses or tractors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
The car company Porsche designed and built tractors porsche-diesel.com/histor…
Lamborghini makes tractors and then started making supercars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lam…
Lamborghini originally started out as a tractor manufacturer and still sell tractors today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
-Lamborghini Trattori started as an tractor manufacturer in 1948 lamborghini.com/en-en/bra…
Enzo Ferrari insulted a man "You may be able to drive a tractor but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari Properly". The man was so pissed he vowed to create the perfect car, his name, Ferruccio Lamborghini. nytimes.com/2013/04/21/au…
Porsche made a diesel tractor. youtube.com/watch?v=wmCOo…
The last de jure feudal state in the world was the Channel Island of Sark until 2008, and de facto is still operating as such in many ways, such as banned motor vehicles except for tractors. historic-uk.com/HistoryMa…
Lamborghini makes farm tractors. lamborghini-tractors.com/…
Devon and Cornwall police force have a police tractor dedicated to preventing agricultural crime news.bbc.co.uk/local/corn…
Despite 40% of the scenes depicted in 1978 shockumentary Faces of Death have been proven as fake, the scenes were paramedics are scrapping the remains of a cyclist crushed to death by a semi-tractor trailer off the road are real and were taken from several newsreels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fac…
After the United States' failed invasion of Cuba in 1961, Fidel Castro proposed to exchange the remaining 1,202 American prisoners for 500 large farm tractors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay…
Katt Williams has been arrested 11 times for things including possession of a stolen gun at an airport, Child endangerment, robbing a celebrity photography(While hanging out with Suge Knight), and assault on a tractor driver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
A tractor or airplane's age is measured not by miles traveled but hours running. While a car uses an odometer, these use a Hobb's meter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hob…
Two Teenaged Girls lifted a 3000 Pound Tractor off of their Father in Oregon. kgw.com/news/Lebanon-teen…
Lamborghini got into cars only after they got enough wealth selling tractors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lam…
The Dept. of Energy's "Office of Secure Transportation" transports nuclear weapons and materials via (specialized) tractor trailer, covering 3 mil miles of road a year. latimes.com/nation/la-na-…
Lamborghini got it's start producing farm tractors, and to this day still does build, and sell Lamborghini Tractors. lamborghini-tractors.com/…
The most expensive tractor manufactured to date, the 9RX series made by John Deere, has a retail base price of over $574,000 USD farmindustrynews.com/farm…
Today I learned about Ming Li, a chinese girl who, at age 9, had her hand severed by a tractor. Doctors grafted the hand to her foot until the arm was healed well enough to reattach the hand. geekologie.com/2010/11/gi…
Lamborghini still makes tractors lamborghini-tractors.com/…
Ferrari once told Ferruccio Lamborghini that he was just a tractor maker, and could not know anything about sports cars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
On November 9th, 2014, three tractor-trailers full of meat, eggs, and cheese crashed on I-24 near Monteagle, TN. All of the ingredients for an omelette were combined on the highway. timesfreepress.com/news/l…
The Sukhoi P-42 (designed to beat time-to-altitude records of the Streak Eagle) had to be chained to a tractor to stop premature takeoff youtube.com/watch?v=OEuUp…
A man named Cecil Harris, in 1948, wrote his last will and testament on a tractor fender while dying trapped underneath it. globalnews.ca/news/926746…
The death of Jayne Mansfield of head trauma by the car she was riding in crashing against the back of a tractor-trailer led to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommending requiring an underride guard on all tractor-trailers to prevent that from ever happening again. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
There are tractors and aircraft that are started with a shotgun cartridge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
Lamborghini makes tractors lamborghini-tractors.com/
Lamborghini made tractors before building super cars! autoevolution.com/lamborg…
The ambulances (and other emergency transport) on the island of Sark are drawn by tractors due to being a car-free zone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
During World War 2, due to a lack of resources, New Zealand's Minister of Works tried to build a line of tanks using farming tractors, scraps of corrugated metal, and no blueprints whatsoever. It never saw combat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…

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