A 60 years old Japanese Truck Driver found out he was accidentally switched at birth in 1953 at San Ikukai Hospital in Tokyo. His biological parents are rich family & the infant who took his place grew up to be the Head of a Real Estate company. Meanwhile he was raised by a poor single mother. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
The Honda Ridgeline is the β€œMost American Truck” with 70% of its parts made domestically in 2019. Many Fords, Chevys, RAMS, and GMCs are assembled in or have major parts made in Mexico zmodal.com/2020/04/02/top…
George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, has his own fire department with one fire truck. He originally had two but donated one to the Muir Beach Fire Department. There are 12 firefighters in his department and they protect his land and surrounding areas from wild fires. firehouse.com/apparatus/n…
Adam DeVine of Workaholics and Pitch Perfect was paralyzed and nearly had his legs amputated at age 11 after being run over by a truck. He recovered years later after multiple surgeries and still has scarring. He credits this experience with giving him his ambition and drive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
29-yr-old Marine veteran Taylor Winston stole a truck to drive victims of the Las Vegas shooting to the hospital. He and his girlfriend made 2 trips having to pick only the most critically injured 10 - 15 people each time after helping boost others over a fence away from the shooter. businessinsider.com/how-a…
In Bethel, Alaska (population 6,200), pranksters papered the town with flyers & banners advertising the arrival of a Taco Bell restaurant which was false. After hearing of the residents' disappointment, Taco Bell helicoptered in a truck laden with 10,000 tacos which was then mobbed by thousands. nydailynews.com/life-styl…
United States Army had a tactical deception unit called "Ghost Army" during the WW2, it consisted of 1100 soldiers, their job was to deceive the enemy by inflatable tanks, sound trucks, and fake radio transmissions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gho…
In 2003, famous skateboarder Rodney Mullen's right femur and hip began to fuse together. Doctors were wary of treatment, so Mullen used homemade instruments to attack the scar tissue and eventually one night, while twisting himself within the wheelwell of his truck, broke free. vogue.com/projects/134562…
The dumpster was patented in 1935 by the Dempster Brothers. The first front-loading garbage truck that made use of dumpsters was called the Dempster Dumpmaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dum…
Queen Elizabeth II was a truck mechanic in the army mashable.com/2015/04/22/q…
The grandson of the last king of Italy and main claimant of the Italian throne works in a food truck in LA youtube.com/watch?v=F5VsU…
Hitler offered to trade a million Jews for material goods, including 10,000 trucks. The Jews would have been allowed to go to any Allied country except Palestine, as Hitler had promised the Grand Mufti no Jews would settle in Palestine. The offer was rejected. jewishvirtuallibrary.org/…
Today I learned about Nichols Electronics, the largest company that manufactures music boxes for ice cream trucks. The song you probably associate most with these trucks is called "Picnic (Hello)" and was a demo medley made by an Asian manufacturer and made available on Nichols' Omni 2 Music Box model nicholselectronicsco.com/…
In 1867, after NYC firemen sent a fire engine/fire gears for use by Columbia, South Carolina which was razed by fire in the Civil War, the state promised to return favor β€œshould misfortune ever befall the Empire City.” After 9/11, Columbia sent a fire ladder truck to FDNY as a gesture from 1867. firehouse.com/historical-…
USPS Trucks are 30 years old en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gru…
Adam Devine, who plays Adam Demamp on Workaholics, was hit by a cement truck at age 11, and both his legs were completely mangled. To pass time while recovering, he’d call radio DJ’s and impersonate celebrities, which is how he discovered his love of comedy. ew.com/article/2016/07/08…
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…
In 2013 Van Damme did an ad for Volvo where he stood on the mirrors of two trucks that slowly backed up and got farther apart, leading to him doing a split. The stunt was done in one take. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
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…
The longest truck is in Australia and its over 150feet long youtube.com/watch?v=0iFkK…
In 2011, Criminals in France stole over 6000 copies of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 from trucks delivering them to game stores. They later did it again on the same day. engadget.com/2011-11-06-r…
TV show Top Gear conducted an extreme test of a Toyota pickup truck by leaving it on a beach to be taken by the tide, leaving it on top of a highrise building that was demolished, and setting it on fire. It still ran after being repaired with only the tools in the truck's toolbox. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
Vehicle diesel fuel and home heating oil are the same thing. In many markets they are the same product sold out of the same truck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
A 2014 study found out that out of 24 late-model pickup trucks studied only two, the 2014 Ram 3500 and Ford F-450, both with dual rear wheels, were able to have their beds filled with water without overloading. jalopnik.com/why-a-bedlin…
Despite numerous warning signs about the low clearance of the Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass, a number of trucks, buses, & RVs have collided with the overpass at high speed, tearing off roof fixtures and shearing off the trucks' roofs, earning the bridge the nickname the Can-Opener en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
The Mister Softee jingle playing from its trucks actually has lyrics. thedailymeal.com/eat/mist…
Between 1981 and 1986 Kia had a period in which they didn't make any passenger cars, because government-enforced industry centralisation forced them to move out of that sector and focus on light trucks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kia…
The German word Elefantenrennen (literally: Elephant Racing) describes the event of one truck overtaking another on the autobahn and thus slowing traffic in the process. dw.com/en/word-of-the-wee…
In Soviet Russia North, at mornings drivers made a fire under engines their trucks for about two hours, before starting the engine. There were two options: never cut off the engine and run it 24/7 or make a fire. Otherwise, oil would freeze. youtu.be/ZpM62M6jN14?t=53
Subaru put seats and carpet in the back of their Brat truck to get around a light truck tariff wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru…
In 2013, a truck hauling Cobalt-60, a radioactive isotope of cobalt often used in cancer treatment, was hijacked by thieves who were unaware of the truck's contents. The truck was found abandoned 2 days later in a cornfield near Mexico City, with the cobalt outside of its protective casing. nbcnews.com/news/world/st…
Today I learned of Jennifer Asbenson, a woman who survived an encounter with a serial killer, Andrew Urdiales. He assaulted her, bound her, and put her into the trunk of his car. She broke free and ran away. He chased her with her a machete, but she signalled a passing truck and escaped. Urdiales had 8 victims. people.com/crime/people-m…
Jason Statham almost drowned during the filming of The Expendables 3 when a truck's brakes failed and it plunged into the Black Sea, but survived thanks to being an Olympic-class diver. businessinsider.com/stath…
In Indiana Jones: Raiders’ iconic truck chase, Harrison Ford appears for only a few seconds (closeups). 2nd unit director, Michael D Moore, filmed the scene mostly with stunt doubles, including Terry Leonard who performed Indy dragged underneath the truck and cameoed as a Nazi truck driver archive.signalscv.com/m/a…
Iowa man Jerald Reiter brought his pet zebra & parrot into the Dog House bar in Dubuque, but the bartender told the trio to leave. Although his truck wasn't in motion when police found Reiter sitting in his truck with the zebra & parrot, he was charged with an OWI. A friend drove the pets home. thegazette.com/2012/05/22…
Over 120 USPS mail trucks have caught on fire within the past five years. cnet.com/roadshow/news/us…
The adapted trucks to be used as mobile gas chambers by the fascist regime in Germany to kill 300,000 were supplied by a Swiss firm which is still in business en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sau…
When France was occupied by the Germans in 1940, Citroen was forced to produce vehicles for the Nazis. They chose to move the fill line on their oil dipsticks lower, causing the trucks to seize under stress from low oil. core77.com/posts/27638/A-…
Apple ships their products in unmarked trucks for security purposes. irishtimes.com/business/t…
The DNA Doe Project has helped identify over 24 victims. Some families receive closure after 20+ years. Victims range from a bootlegger found in 1979 to a woman thrown from a truck in 2017. The volunteers work from donations. You can also help by submitting your DNA results to GEDmatch. dnadoeproject.org/project…
Reflector telescopes can have varying focal ratios to keep the optical tube size manageable. The largest privately owned reflector telescope has a 75” mirror, is mounted on a trailer and is pulled by a truck telescopicwatch.com/refle…
The slogan "Don't Mess with Texas" began as an anti-littering campaign in 1985 targeted at "bubbas in pickup trucks" who littered beer cans out of their vehicles and ordinary Texans who believed that littering was a "God-given right". cnn.com/2011/US/07/01/tex…
All of McDonalds’ delivery trucks in the UK, have been running on used cooking oil from their restaurants since 2007. uk.reuters.com/article/uk…
In the Sum 41 music video for "Pieces", a letter fell off the label of a truck for it to say "the perfect lie". It was unintended, but since it fit with the theme of the song, they decided to keep it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
The monster truck, Grave Digger has had 41 iterations. Number 13 was skipped because of Triskaidekaphobia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
In 1999, 40 million people suddenly lost power in the Philippines, igniting fears of a possible military coup, only to find out that the cooling pipes of one power grid had sucked up 50 dump truck’s worth of jellyfish which caused the outage. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
When the Baltimore Colts tried to move to Indianapolis, the owner feared that the government would attempt to keep the team in the city by eminent domain. He secretly packed up everything in trucks in the middle of the night and was in Indiana before the government realized they were gone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Joe Trombino was an armored truck guard who was seriously wounded in a 1983 armed robbery, was at the epicenter of the 1993 WTC bombing just hours before it went off, and eventually died on 9/11 when the first tower collapsed on him during a delivery nytimes.com/2001/09/17/us…
UPS is more than trucks and package cars. It has an entire airline and a 5.2 million square feet package sorting hub at Louisville Muhammad Ali international airport (IATA: SDF) in Louisville, KY. aerosavvy.com/ups-worldpo…
In 2015 a man in Iowa stole a bag of dog poop out of a truck bed when he realized he couldn’t steal the truck. Said bag was valued at a whopping $1. desmoinesregister.com/sto…
Today I learned about the TKS Tankette. This WWII era tank was about the size and weight of a large pickup truck. The Polish Army reported heavy casualties due to its size and poor armor. tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww…
In 1998, one of the Bigfoot monster trucks was seized by Brazilian customs after a tour and has never been returned. bigfoot4x4.com/blog/bigfo…
If you're in a car accident, tow truck drivers will show up and attempt to tow your car to a shop that is paying the truck driver a "finders fee" for bringing them business. New or uninformed drivers, take heed. It could save you several thousands of dollars in tow and body shop fees. youtu.be/sOboCgIhcfk
When Joseph Vaillancourt's 2,609,698 km 1963 Plymouth Fury taxi, at the time the highest-mileage car in North America, was hit by a truck, actor Michael Barette personally spent about $20k on restoring the car. allpar.com/old/high-miles…
In Pakistan in 2017, a tanker truck overturned and spilled 40,000 litres of petrol onto a highway. Hundreds of people gathered to collect it. They ignored attempts by police to clear the area. 10 minutes later, the truck exploded, killing 219 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
When Adam Devine (Adam from Workaholics) was 11 years old, he was hit by a cement truck. He spent two years with limited mobility and underwent 25 surgeries. ew.com/article/2016/07/08…
Today I learned of the Quetzalcoatlus northropi, one of the biggest known flying animals of all time. It stood about as tall as a giraffe and had a wingspan as wide as the length of a gas tanker truck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
In 1952 a chemist was helping out a milk truck driver complaining about the smell of rotten milk in his truck by extracting oils from evergreen trees. 2 years later he patent his β€œodor-destroying, air-perfuming substances,” invention shaped like a little tree with a string attached to it. arnoldclark.com/newsroom/…
The sunfish can grow as big as a pickup truck and can carry up to 40 kinds of parasites. They let cleaner fish feast on the parasites. But some of the toughest parasites need to be removed by seagulls. The seagulls surgically cut into the fish's flesh to eat the most stubborn of parasites. youtu.be/U60obmWODLQ
USPS trucks get 10 Miles to the gallon and are over 25 years old en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gru…
Some trucks in North Korea are powered by burning charcoal because the price of oil is too high for most citizens. rfa.org/english/news/kore…
A semi truck is estimated to cause 9,600 times the damage to roads as a passenger vehicle gao.gov/assets/130/127292…
Republic of Chad, fought and defeated Libyan occupation using 400+ Toyoto pickups. The trucks were fitted with compact anti-tank guided missile systems, resulting in the war being called 'Toyoto War' carsguide.com.au/overstee…
On October 23, 1983, two truck bombs struck buildings in Beirut, housing American and French service members of a peacekeeping operation during the Lebanese Civil War. The attack killed 307 people. The attacks eventually led to the withdrawal of the international peacekeeping force from Lebanon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
Dumpster is an American brand name that produces the specific type of bin specially designed for truck lifts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dum…
There was a southern fast food chain called Yogi Bear's Honey-Fried Chicken (and fiberglass statues of Yogi, Boo-Boo, Cindy, and Ranger Smith have been dumped into a "graveyard" behind a truck stop in North Carolina). boingboing.net/2018/09/21…
A bank robber successfully robbed an armoured truck by hiring decoys on craigslist and then escaping down the nearby river in an inner tube. At least 12 people showed up to answer his advert. The robber pepper sprayed a guard, stole the money, and fled. cnet.com/news/bank-robber…
A 24-year-old man took part in a "Hands on a Hard Body" contest in 2005 to win a Nissan Pickup by keeping a hand on the truck. In the third day, after consuming as many as 6 energy drinks, he took his hand off the truck, went to K-Mart across the street, stole a gun and ammo, and shot himself. kltv.com/story/3856620/lo…
When a Roman general celebrated a triumph, the Vestal Virgins suspended a fascinus, or phallic effigy, under the chariot to ward off invidia. (The Romans had truck nuts) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inv…
Kraft Foods has a massive truck warehouse built underground in old mines in Springfield, MO, known as Kraft Caves youtu.be/WmCVrhXxNmU?t=86
There's an amusement park in New Jersey where you're dumped like dirt out the back of a dump truck diggerlandusa.com/attract…
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
A pickup truck with a machine gun mounted to the back is called a 'technical'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tec…
A truck in Norway carrying 27 tonnes of Brunost (a delicacy cheese) caught fire in a tunnel. Due to the high fat and sugar content, the fire raged for 5 days and caused significant damage to the tunnel, requiring several months to repair it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
A Texas plumber's truck traded to a dealership, then auctioned and shipped to Turkey with his business' decals still on it. The truck eventually ended up in Syria, where it was outfitted with an anti-aircraft gun and used in the country’s civil war. pri.org/stories/2015-12-1…
Johnny 5, the robot from Short Circuit, did an educational film for the California DOJ about car theft in which he buys a house in the suburbs after he becomes a citizen and his truck gets stolen. poprewind.com/the-johnny-…
In 1967, when the first black mayor of Washington D.C. sent his first budget to the House Committee on District of Columbia, chairman John L. McMillan of South Carolina responded by sending back a truck full of watermelons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
UHaul rarely runs advertisements. The founder viewed having trucks all over the road with his logo on it as the only advertising he needed. myuhaulstory.com/2017/07/…
The Jack Daniel’s Distillery has its own fire brigade, complete with Jack Daniel’s no7 branded trucks firerescue1.com/firefight…
6500 new Pickup trucks are sold in the US every day. Thats 270 per hour thedrive.com/new-cars/112…
Police almost arrested Gary Ridgeway, The Green River killer, years earlier, in 1983. A boyfriend of a victim had seen her get into his truck before she vanished. The next day, he went with her father and found it; it belonged to Ridgeway. The tip wasn’t enough to get police to arrest him. nytimes.com/2003/12/26/us…
Within two months of the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor, the last civilian cars rolled off assembly lines, and auto plants converted to military-only production of arms, munitions, trucks, tanks and planes. Civilian production of automobiles didn’t begin again until after the war in 1945. autonews.com/article/2011…
Humans are not the only animal that likes to get drunk. Australian parrots have discovered that sugar spilt from cane trucks and wet by dew overnight can rapidly ferment in the Sun, providing free booze. sciencefocus.com/science/…
Today I learned about "The Burial of GenarΓ­n". GenarΓ­n was an alcoholic beggar who was hit and killed by the first garbage truck in the city of LeΓ³n, Spain in the year 1929. This is a celebration of alcohol, and the main purpose of the people who attend it is getting drunk in honor to the alcoholic beggar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le%…
The waste from Burj Khalifa and other Dubai highrises is too much for the sewer system and must be trucked away, with trucks waiting in line for 24 hrs or more gizmodo.com/without-truck…
Car window stickers are actually called Monroney labels (and they didn't used to apply to pick up trucks). They came to be thanks to a congressman from Oklahoma. youtube.com/watch?v=uIdXo…
William Shatner lived in a truck after Star Trek's cancellation because he couldn't afford hotels while touring sbs.com.au/news/thefeed/s…
Today I learned of Joseph Trombino, Brinks truck driver, who narrowly survived an armed robbery in 1983 and the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, only to be killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 nyjnews.com/911victims/vi…
Serial killer Joel Rifkin was only caught when he was spotted driving without a rear licence plate, and police found the corpse of his last victim in the back of his truck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
In 1984, the Maryland legislator voted to use eminent domain in order to seize ownership of the NFL's Baltimore Colts. That night, Indiana sent 14 trucks to pack up everything in the Baltimore facility, and the trucks all took different routes out of Maryland in order to evade state police. usatoday.com/story/sports…
Cooks who rode the Chisholm Trail developed the chuckwagon, essentially a 19th century food truck, to help them carry necessary equipment and ingredients to support teams of hungry cowboys. The hoodlum wagon was a small one axle wagon was used behind a chuckwagon to carry extra gear. youtu.be/QLFI_Oeaz0c
Fede Alvarez the director of Evil Dead (2013) said in one of the interview that they have used 50,000 gallons of fake blood while filming one of the scene in Evil Dead. "I know we ordered a truck the other day that was…50,000 gallons? Just for one scene!” bloody-disgusting.com/new…
All imported trucks are subject to a 25% tax, called the Chicken Tax, originally instituted in the 1960s in retaliation to Germany taxing American chicken. This means most "foreign" trucks are assembled in the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The ZZ Top song "Master of Sparks" is based on a true story of people who used to weld together a spherical cage with a seat inside and then push it off a truck going 60 MPH with a person inside. Whoever survived got the title of Master of Sparks - one of them was ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
The WKRP in Cincinnati episode "Turkeys Away" was based on an actual radio station promotion in which live turkeys were thrown out of the back of a moving truck with similar results. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
In the 1920's mail robberies became such an issue that the Secretary of the Navy placed two Marines in every mail truck with orders to defend the mail even to their own deaths en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
One of the main reasons why the Normandy invasion was successful was due to General Patton, while using inflatable balloons in the shapes of tanks and trucks, made Hitler believe the Aliied invasion would happen 150 miles northeast of where the Allies planned to invade from. history.com/news/fooling-…
The Toyota Tundra was originally going to be called the "T-150" but Ford argued that the name was too similar to their own line of pickup trucks. autonews.com/article/1998…
Monster Trucks became a thing because Bob broke his truck off-roading. He fixed it up and created a 4x4 club, then built his truck bigger and bigger until he decided to drive over some scrap cars. Bigfoot was born. The biggest Bigfoot he built stood 4.7m tall and weighs 17,200 kg guinnessworldrecords.com/…

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