Today I learned of "Burro" Schmidt a gold miner in the Mojave Desert who started digging a tunnel through the mountains to safely transport his ore to the smelter. He completed the tunnel in 38 years, moving 5,800 tons of granite with a pick. In the meantime a road was built so he never used the tunnel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
The infamous RMS Titanic had a near-identical sister ship called Olympic, nicknamed "Old Reliable", that was re-commissioned in WWI as a troop transport ship and was notable for having carried over 200,000 troops during the war and sinking a German u-boat by ramming into it head-on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS…
Today I Learned the ambulance service in most towns used to be ran by the funeral home. So if you needed to be taken to the hospital, you called the funeral home, and they’d use their hearse to transport you to the hospital (un purpose built ambulances became available in the late β€˜60s & β€˜70s). ripleys.com/weird-news/fu…
Today I learned about the Battle of Manila Bay (1898) which was a decisive victory for the US Navy where they sunk all seven Spanish cruisers plus a transport ship and only lost one American life: Chief Engineer Francis B. Randall, who died of a heart attack. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In 2014, a 15 years old named Jamal Rutledge got arrested for unknown crime. While in handcuffs, the officer who arrested him collapsed from chest pain. Jamal immediately kicked security fence to alert others. Rescuers arrived and were able to transport the officer to hospital in time huffpost.com/entry/jamal-…
Dwight Eisenhower once wrote that the five most important vehicles used to win WWII were the jeep, the bulldozer, the 2.5 ton truck, the DUKW amphibious car, and the C-47 transport plane, none of which are designed for combat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The Indian Railways transport over 23 million people everyday. For comparison, Australia has a population of 26 million. ibef.org/industry/indian-…
The International Space Station can store up to 2,205 lbs. of garbage before it is sent back to Earth or burned up on commercial transport during re-entry. space.com/41131-nasa-tack…
Moths are a crucial pollinator of a wide range of flowers and plants. New research shows that the moths' transport networks are larger and more complex than those of daytime pollinators like bees. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
In 1975 Otrag, a West-German company, developed cheap transport rockets. The USSR became nervous, and American corporations concerned about low-cost competitors. American media came to use crude Soviet propaganda to sabotage them, making Otrag evicted from their Congolese base (more in comments) astronautix.com/o/otrag.h…
Throughout South London, there are large sections of fence made out of WWII stretchers. These stretchers were used by civil authorities to transport the injured during the Blitz. They are what remain of the 600,000 built for the city during the war. citymetric.com/fabric/hid…
As part of a 1991 ocean dumping ban, NYC was allowed to transport their sewage to Sierra Blanca, TX. The train became known as Poo Poo Choo-Choo. untappedcities.com/2013/0…
Mexico City's metro system transports some five million users every day for the extremely low price of about six pesos (roughly $0.30 cents) tripsavvy.com/turibus-in-…
Cotton was originally placed in pill bottles to keep the pills from breaking during transport. But nowadays, pills are coated and the cotton is not needed, but most companies still put the cotton in because consumers expect it. businessinsider.com/why-h…
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is an excerpt from a Benjamin Franklin PSA to Philadelphia pertaining to the use of warmingpans with lids to transport coals around a house to start fires in separate rooms. ushistory.org/franklin/ph…
While touring in Australia, Frank Sinatra insulted the media, especially female media. The stagehands union refused to work his show until he apologized. Sinatra threatened to cancel his shows. The transport union refused to prepare his airplane for departure abc.net.au/news/2018-11-2…
Air Inuit has provided vital passenger (both scheduled and charter), cargo and emergency air transport services to remote Northern Quebec – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – for over 40 years since 1978. Air Inuit is 100% owned by the Inuit of Nunavik makivik.org/air-inuit/
There’s a man who makes his living off scouring the streets and sidewalks of New York’s diamond district for mini diamonds that are dropped during transport nypost.com/2011/06/20/got…
Today I learned about chain boats. The boats traveled along a chain submerged in a river and pulled barges to transport goods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
MV Wilhelm Gustloff was a German armed military transport ship which was sunk on 30 January 1945 by Soviet submarine. By one estimate, 9,400 people died, which makes it the largest loss of life in a single ship sinking in history. dw.com/en/75-years-on-lit…
The entire Disney Transport bus fleet uses R50 renewable diesel fuel, obtained from used cooking oil and non-consumable food waste from the resort. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
A group of transport fare-dodgers in Paris created an insurance scheme where they paid small amounts into a common fund which was then used when anyone got caught and fined. dw.com/en/jumping-the-bar…
Palm trees are known to grow in the west of Scotland thanks to the effects of the Gulf Stream, which transports warm tropical water to the area. In contrast, the tree has proven notoriously difficult to grow in the colder east. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
Bird strikes can be a biohazard / health risk to maintenance personnel due to the avian flu and there are guidelines for bio-safety issued by IATA (international Air Transport Association) and the WHO. iata.org/contentassets/f1…
A 54 year old New Yorker called Darius McCollum has been arrested over 30 times for illegally driving New York City public transport. He claims an overwhelming compulsion to do this due to this Asperger's. He is currently locked up with little chance of release. scapegoat.podbean.com/e/d…
The RMS Carpathia, famed for it’s rescue of Titanic survivors, was used as a troop transport during World War One. In 1918 it was torpedoed by a U-boat southwest of Ireland and sunk. In 2000 bestselling author Clive Cussler led a team which discovered the wreck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS…
Today I learned of SPLAT - The Society for the Prevention of Little Amphibian Tragedies on the west coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. They exist to stop amphibian road mortalities by capturing frogs and salamanders near the roadside and transport them across the highway by hand. youtu.be/5G9Z2_uFvUc
Durian was banned on hotel and public transport. Despite its stinky smell, Malaysian people love it and have the highest consumption of 11Kg/pax/year (<0.1 kg for US). Musang King is the best durian variety with a hefty price of 20-30 USD per fruit, highly demanded and you can see a long queue youtu.be/cZCKFmDs_VI
Western Europe and the West coast of North America have mild, maritime climates not because of ocean currents transporting heat from the tropics but because of the prevailing wind direction. Winds blowing from over oceans moderate the climate much more than the oceanic transport of heat. ocp.ldeo.columbia.edu/res…
A popular privilege for donating blood regularly in larger Polish cities is free use of public transport, but the conditions for obtaining a privilege may vary depending on the city. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
Street dogs in several cities around the world have learned to efficiently nagivate human traffic, using crosswalks, following street lights, and even using public transport en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
Air Brakes Are Released By Air Pressure, Not Engaged. Without Compressed Air You Can't Move a Transport Trailer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
The RCMP effectively wiped out the population of Canadian Eskimo dogs used for transporting sleds in the Arctic in order to drive the Inuit population to relocate to government created communities. It was a crippling blow for the hunter culture as it deprived them of transport for hunting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Famous β€œTunnel of Love” found in Ukraine, originally was used to conceal the transport of military hardware businessinsider.com/ukrai…
, that Schinus therebintifolia, the Brazilian Peppertree also known as rose peppercorn, is a Category I pest classified by The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FL EPPC) and the 'species, including the seed, is legally prohibited from sale, transport, or planting in Florida'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Many Jews fought back against the Nazis. Eta Wrobel escaped transport to a concentration camp and helped organize a resistance group. Refusing to just cook and clean, she carried a weapon on patrols and set mines to destroy German vehicles. Once, she dug a bullet out of her own leg with a knife. jewishpartisans.org/parti…
Everyone swallows air when they eat or drink but some people swallow more than others. Burping and flatulence are two ways swallowed air leaves the body. Delayed emptying of the stomach (slow gas transport) in addition to gas accumulation can also cause bloating and abdominal distension healthline.com/health/abd…
Today I learned of Mos Teutonicus, a medieval process to allow the hygienic transport of bodies of high-status individuals to their burial places. It involved dismembering the body, then boiling the flesh off to leave behind a completely clean skeleton. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
First roller coaster started to transport coal down a hill. But, after people found that it could reach speeds up to 50 miles per hour, tourists asked to ride on it for a few cents. gizmodo.com/americas-firs…
American WWII Figher Ace, Louis Curdes, once shot down a US transport plane that mistakenly was going to land on a Japanese Airfield. Curdes later married one of passengers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
In 1894, a newspaper columnist argued that in 50 years London would be buried under 9 feet of manure – failing to anticipate the arrival of the combustion engine that would soon render horse-drawn transport obsolete. fee.org/articles/the-grea…
Pizza Hut delivered to the International Space Station. In 2001, they paid Russia $1 million dollars to transport the pizza into space. businessinsider.com/pizza…
Residents in Surabaya, Indonesia can pay for the bus with plastic waste instead of money. Paying with plastic will grant you with 2 hours of travel. The aim is to reduce plastic waste whilst getting more people to use public transport, thus lowering the number of cars on the road. asiancorrespondent.com/20…
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…
During WWII, an American Submarine Attacked a Japanese Convoy and Sunk a Transport Ship and Machine Gunned the Shipwrecked Survivors Believing Them to Be Japanese Soldiers but Instead Killed Mainly Indian POWs of 2nd Battalion Punjab Regiment - and Yet, No War Crime Charges Were Ever Filed wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley…
Today I learned about the Idaho beaver relocation project | In post ww2 Idaho, new home owners were running into the problem of building into beaver habitats. The solution? Put 76 beavers in boxes and drop them elsewhere, using parachutes. The rough terrain of Idaho made conventional transport difficult. blogs.scientificamerican.…
There are about 2,200 miles of navigable canals in the United Kingdom requiring many tiny locks to be manually operated and many of them no wider than 7 feet (2.1m). Started for use as commercial transport in the early 19th century it has now turned into a leisure highway of "narrowboats." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Anybody, dead or alive, travelling into France requires a passport. In 1974, The Egyptian government had to issue a passport to Pharaoh, Ramesses II to transport his body to France for restoration. Eerily, his body also received full military honours when it arrived at the Paris airport. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
In 1986, a organ transplant aircraft broke down in Fargo resulting in the governor summoning an F-4 Phantom to transport a heart to California for a recipient. 1af.acc.af.mil/News/Featu…
Before and during the civil war the United States had a corps of camel based cavalry in the Southwest. However they were only ever used for baggage transport and we're disbanded shortly after the war and sent to auction. texasbob.com/txdoc/texdoc…
The Russian rocket (Soyuz) that transports the ISS crew is ignited using oversized wooden matches! popularmechanics.com/spac…
80% of the German transport was horsedrawn during the Blitzkrieg offensives during WW2 zdnet.com/article/the-wwi…
At Auschwitz Joseph Mengele once shot a woman and her child for scratching an SS member’s face and ordered the entire transport of Jews to be gassed, saying β€œAway with this shit.” mengele.dk/new_page_2.htm
The Tupolev Tu-144 was the first commercial supersonic transport aircraft en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tup…
In the late 1990s, a man studying the underground chambers of the Colosseum found patterns of holes, notches and grooves in the walls. By connecting the dots of the negative space, he discovered that a system of elevators had been used to transport wild animals and scenery to the main floor. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
In WW2, the America branch with the highest casualty rate wasn't the Army Air Force, the Navy, the Coast Guard or even the Marines. It was the Merchant Marine. 1 in 26 sailors on cargo ships and transports died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Today I learned about a tunnel under the Rocky Mountains that transports the Colorado river water from the West side of the Rockies to the East en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alv…
London literally had a β€œtrain of the dead”. Called the London Necropolis Railway, the company and train line were formed to transport London’s freshly deceased (as well as living mourners) to Brookwood Cemetary, 23 miles away lookup.london/london-necr…
The oldest wheel used for transport is the Ljubljana Marshes Wheel, found in Slovenia in 2002, and is between 5,100 and 5,350 years old. ukom.gov.si/en/media_room…
Twenty states have no laws prohibiting passenger transport in a truck bed. They are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. hardworkingtrucks.com/pas…
- Iron Maiden had their own branded airplane to transport the band, their gear and some lucky fans. It was flown by lead singer Bruce Dickinson, a pilot for the airline Astraeus that provided the plane. ironmaiden.com/ed-force-o…
The Russian built AN-225 which was first built to transport the Russian space shuttle holds the record for the largest single single-item payload of 189,980 kilograms. The aircraft is now in civilian use and is the only example of the plane ever constructed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
The phrase "sold down the river," signifying a serious betrayal, is derived from the 19th century practice of selling slaves for transport down the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers out of Kentucky. Kentucky was one of the so-called "slave-growing states," after importation of slaves ceased in 1808. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
A 6,000-foot-long hose was discovered under the streets of Yonkers, NY, believed to transport beer during Prohibition. atlasobscura.com/places/h…
Soldiers awarded the Medal of Honor receive a number of additional benefits, including a pension of $1,300 beyond any other retirement pay, space-available air travel on military transport for their entire lives, and admission to military academies for their children. militaryadvantage.militar…
Today I learned about durian. It is a fruit that is said to smell like rotten onion, turpentine or raw sewage. The smell is so intense that it is forbidden to open one in most of southeast Asia's public transport. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dur…
M&Ms were created so that military soldiers could enjoy heat resistant and easy to transport chocolate during war. history.com/news/hungry-h…
At the height of the siege of Sarajevo in 1994, Iron Maiden's frontman Bruce Dickinson and his band decided to smuggle themselves into the city and give a concert despite constant shelling and sniper-fire. When their arranged UN heli-transport bailed, they hitched a hike in the back of a truck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
Subway escalators can transport about 30% more people if everybody stands, rather than having a standing lane and a walking lane. citylab.com/transportatio…
Disney has its own special administrative region within the US state of Florida, allowing it to set up its own corporate government, law enforcement, public transport, fire stations, utilities, and other services. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ree…
Today I learned about the "Super Guppy", a class of plane used by organizations such as NASA to transport oversized cargo. It looks like a whale with wings πŸ‹ and its predecessor was named the "Pregnant Guppy" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aer…
Phasing out large currencies reduce crime and corruption because smaller currencies increase the amount of space and weight needed to transport, store, and process cash while maintaining the same value. time.com/money/4226174/ki…
Today I learned of the 1919 Motor Transport Corps convoy which drove over 3,000 miles, encountered 230 road incidents, broke and repaired 88 wooden bridges, and observed by the Air Service, Medical Corps, Ordnance, Signal Corps, Tank Corps, and Brevet Lt. Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower en.wikipedia.org/wiki/191…
The pockets on men's dress clothing are often sewn shut to preserve aesthetics during transport to, and display in, the store. These are functional pockets that can be opened up and are not fake pockets as many assume. hespokestyle.com/suit-jac…
China provides 90% of the investment and accounts for 80% of North Korea's trade. China is building power plants, roads and transport infrastructure, Chinese businesses have invested in factories in North Korea's economic development zones theguardian.com/commentis…
Apple orchards rent thousands of bees in hives from bee keepers to pollinate their trees in the spring. After a couple weeks when the trees have been pollinated the bee keeper comes back for his hives and transports them to the next orchard in need. slate.com/articles/news_a…
NASA's spacecraft crawler transport vehicle gets 35 feet/gallon of diesel fuel. apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap0203…
When railroads were first introduced into America there was a large backlash from transport workers at the time, to the point where trains were called sacrilegious by religious leaders. ushistory.org/us/25b.asp
Shinjuku Station in Tokyo is the busiest transport hub in the world - used by an average of 3.6 million people per day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Prior to trains, animals had to be led to slaughter alive so the meat didn't spoil during transport. Turkeys weren't good walkers and they had tender feet so they were given little leather turkey boots for their long walk to the slaughter house. bl.uk/romantics-and-victo…
In 1984 nuclear flask was rammed by a train to enhance public confidence in transport of spent nuclear fuel. youtube.com/watch?v=2jzug…
Before the 1970's, many funeral homes also provided their city’s ambulance service. Hearses were often used to transport people in cases of medical emergency. Known as β€˜combination cars’, they doubled as ambulances because the vehicles were large enough to carry someone in a stretcher. bgdailynews.com/special_s…
Washington State's Department of Transport has tanks and howitzers that they use for avalanche control. seattletimes.com/seattle-…
After German courts found insufficient evidence against his daughter’s killer, a dad hired 2 guys to kidnap the man and transport him to France. The man was found β€œtied up and dumped near a French courthouse.” Hegot 15 years in prison. Dad got a 1-year suspended sentence for kidnapping. opposingviews.com/i/socie…
In Peachtree City, Georgia. The primary mode of transport is Golf Carts. The city has an over 90 miles long system of golf cart paths spidering across the entire town. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Some animals use copper, instead of iron as a way to transport oxygen through their blood en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem…
People are hired to dive into rivers used hundreds of years ago to transport logs, and resurface the logs. latimes.com/nation/la-na-…
Volkswagen uses a Gondola to transport their cars between their factory and the test track. (Doppelmayr Funitel VW Bratislava, Slowakei) youtube.com/watch?v=CQIwI…
All Boeing commercial jet models start and end with 7 because Boeing makes so many different products. 300s and 400s for aircraft, 500s for turbine engines, 600s for rockets and missiles, and 700s for jet transport aircraft. travelweek.ca/news/know-b…
The Horseshoe Crab, which has been around for 450 million years, bleeds blue blood because it has Hemocyanin, which has copper, instead of hemoglobin as a transport protein. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
In 1976, a Soviet pilot defected to Japan in his advanced MiG-25 fighter, which Russia demanded be returned. Japan complied, but only after allowing American engineers to examine the aircraft. Japan then shipped it back piece by piece, and billed Russia $40,000 in transport and labor costs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vik…
The ancient Chinese used natural gas for lighting purposes around 500 B.C., using bamboo pipelines to transport the gas for miles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
Contemporaneous with the Marshall Plan, the U.S. Friendship Train collected foodstuffs from American donors for transport to the people of France and Italy in the aftermath of World War II. Originally hoping to collect 80 train car loads of food, the train ultimately collected over 700 cars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Today I learned of "The Immortal Ten", a group of militant abolitionists and free-staters in the Kansas Territory who rescued Dr. John Doy from Missouri Prison after his failed attempt to transport freed and escaped slaves to Iowa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
When the US entered WW1, they didn't have enough ships to transport supplies, so they planned to use a million men to build 1,000 ships out of wood in 18 months. The war was over before a single one was used, and the entire fleet was obsolete, and so eventually destroyed. bayjournal.com/article/gh…
In 2002, China discovered 27 listening devices installed in a Boeing 767 which was going to be used as the Premier's transport. The Chinese allege that the devices were installed by the CIA while the aircraft was undergoing maintenance in Texas. The CIA and White House refused to comment. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Trees can grow resistant to wildfires. By developing a thicker bark, the living tissues that transport water and nutrients is protected from heat damage during high-frequency, low-intensity fires. nationalforests.org/our-f…
SpaceX plans on building a 250,000-square-foot Mars rocket factory located in the Port of Los Angeles. Groundbreaking new carbon fiber technology will be used to build the Big Falcon Rocket, which will stand 15% taller than the Statue of Liberty, and be able to transport 100 people. uk.businessinsider.com/el…
Snails have blue blood due to the lack of iron, they used copper instead to transport oxygen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem…
The first known instance of a railway was not in modern history - written references place it as early as 600BC. The Diolkos, a grooved road paved with hard limestone, was used to roll ships across the land, saving long transport times on goods and assisting in naval campaigns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…

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