Lamborghini Supercars excist because of a 10-Lira Tractor clutch. Ferruccio Lamborghini noticed issues from the clutch of his Ferrari, he told Enzo Ferrari about the imperfections but he didnβ€˜t want advice from the tractor mechanic. This started Lamborghini’s passion for racing cars kissfromitaly.com/en/blog…
Today I learned about Cecil George Harris. Trapped under his tractor, he carved his will into the tractor fender with his penknife β€œIn case I die in this mess I leave all to the wife. Cecil Geo Harris" romanosumner.com/blog/hol…
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…
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…
In the remote Pilbara region of Australia, an aboriginal community built a "train" to carry children to and from school, to keep track of attendance rates and enthusiasm. The train is made from metal barrels, and the locomotive is a tractor. indigenous.gov.au/news-an…
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…
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…
Soviets had nuclear tractors, aka Project Gamma Kolos, in an attempt to mutate wheat seeds before sowing them smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
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/…
The largest farm tractor in the world has 1100 horsepower and weighs over 100,000lbs with it's fuel tank full. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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_…
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…
Lamborghini makes farm tractors lamborghini-tractors.com/…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tractor trailers can have a 300 gallon fuel capacity and cost around $1000 to fill. truckinginfo.com/152861/h…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
Lamborghini still makes tractors lamborghini-tractors.com/…
: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…
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
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…
A tractor trailer’s hitch came loose in Indianapolis and spilled 38,000 pounds of marbles on the roadway. atlasobscura.com/articles…
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…
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/…

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