In 2007 a man in a wheelchair was hit by an 18 wheeler. The handles were ensnared within the grill of the truck and he was pushed at over 60 mph for several miles on the highway. Amazingly, he escaped without injury. thestar.com/news/2007/06/…
The Battleshitts scene in Harold and Kumar was authentic shit sounds. "Sound engineer Jeff Kushner looked for recordings of bowel movements, but couldn’t find the β€œrichness” he wanted, so instead he hid in a truck stop bathroom with a boom mic to capture authentic bowel moments." uproxx.com/viral/harold-a…
Tanker trucks are built with baffles in the tank to discourage sloshing during and after braking. At highway speeds, this can reduce braking distance by more than 25 feet. [Visualization] youtu.be/56cxOzgl-mc
When relocating rhinos in South Africa, they're drugged, blindfolded, and have their legs are tied to a helicopter. It was found that blindfolding them decreases stress during the flight. They're flown because it's much quicker and more convenient than relocating them via truck. biographic.com/rhino-relo…
A single gram of synthetic DNA contains 250 PERABYTES of storage capacity and can be copied endlessly for free. This is enough storage to theoretically store every bit of datum ever recorded by humans in a container about the size and weight of a couple of pickup trucks. sciencemag.org/news/2017/…
, Since 2007, all of McDonald's delivery trucks in the UK have been fueled by used cooking oil from their restaurants. edie.net/news/5/McDonald-…
Nikola, a company that alleged it had developed hydrogen-powered fuel cell batteries to power electric trucks, was short-sold by a firm named Hindenburg Research marketwatch.com/story/sho…
A Florida man heard purring coming from his parked truck; he ended up using sheet metal cutters to peel back a portion of his truck to reveal a kitten. The Humane Society helped him coax the kitten out. When the public heard about it, several people offered to help pay to repair his truck. cnn.com/2014/06/13/living…
The guy who wrote "Awesome God" was ejected from a Jeep and then ran over by a semi truck en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
The Italian producers of the BMW Isetta made a truck variant of the Isetta that was very popular in Italy. There were many variations of the "Isetta Truck" including a pickup and even a firetruck! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ise…
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…
A few months into the Flint Water Crisis, GM's truck assembly plant stopped using municipal tap water for production because it was corroding engine components en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fli…
Land O' Lakes was the first company to successfully complete the first cross-country, commercial freight run by a self-driving truck en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
The reason why the band Bread got their name is that shortly after becoming a band they got stuck in traffic behind a Wonder Bread truck. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
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…
Washboarding in roads is due more to displacement of material than ejection. Also, light vehicles are more likely to cause washboarding on dirt roads than heavy trucks. wikipedia.org/wiki/Washbo…
In the 1970s Michelin developed a 10-wheeled car capable of over 100mph fitted with two 5.7 litre V8 engines, specifically for testing truck tyres. carthrottle.com/post/citr…
The Burj Khalifa high rise is not connected to the municipal sewage system and trucks wait as long as 24 hours to ship the waste water out of town. inhabitat.com/the-incredi…
In 2010 the band Imperial Stars blocked the 101 freeway with a truck and played a set that included their song "Traffic Jam 101" on the blocked road. Their site claimed they were "set to launch a new campaign to transform the Orange County Music scene by epic proportions.” beverlypress.com/2010/10/…
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…
Leaf blowers and other power tools emit up to 300 times more pollutants than American high performance pick-up trucks. edmunds.com/about/press/l…
In 2010, Cathay Pacific Flight 780 nearly crashed due to saltwater in the underground fuel tanks causing a pump truck filter to break down, releasing superabsorbent polymer into the A330's fuel system. The fuel metering unit then seized up mid flight and 322 people almost died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
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…
Steven Spielberg's debut feature was Duel, 1971 thriller about a man being doggedly pursued by a semi-truck driver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Due…
Sand is in such high demand people are stealing whole beaches! An estimated 500 truck-loads of sand were removed from the Coral Spring beach in Trelawny and were believed to have been sold to rival resorts, news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
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…
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…
The Ho Chi Minh trail was not simply a few footpaths but a network of tracks wide enough to drive trucks along, and multiple oil pipelines that by the end of the war had supplied 270,000 tonnes of petroleum to troops in southern Vietnam en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho_…
The steel bar that hangs from the backs of semi-trailers is often referred to as a β€œMansfield bar” because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made it mandatory for all semi-trucks to be fitted with them after the gruesome death of actress Jayne Mansfield. dailytelegraph.com.au/new…
Polish soldier Aniela KrzywoΕ„ was the only non-Soviet woman to be awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, after she died rescuing soldiers and military documents from a burning military truck en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, grandson of Italy’s last reigning king, now serves Italian food from a Los Angeles food truck called Prince of Venice theguardian.com/us-news/2…
Freitag, a company from Switzerland, makes a wide range of bags from recycled truck tarp, car seatbelts and old bike inner tubes. This way they combat waste by recycling materials that are often thrown away. freitag.ch/en
Amazon has a patent for underwater warehouses. It would be filled with goods stored in watertight containers, placed there by conveyor belts, humans, trucks, or planes. The containers would be outfitted with cartridges that would act like a fish's swim bladder controlling their depth in water. businessinsider.com/amazo…
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…
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…
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…
After recovering three Astronauts' bodies from the sunken wreckage of Space Shuttle Challenger in March 1986, the bodies were placed in 30 gallon plastic garbage cans and transported 25 miles in the open bed of a Navy pickup truck. lutins.org/nasa.html
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-…
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…
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…
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-…
The capacity of an average garbage truck in North America -- 500-1000 homes! scdhec.gov/environment/la…
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…
The Prince of Venice runs a food truck in LA youtu.be/F5VsUOzTZl4
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…
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/…
The aircraft manufacturer Northrop Grumman, who built iconic fighter aircraft such as the F6F Hellcat, A-6 Intruder, and the well known and forever popular F-14 Tomcat, won a contract from the US government to mass produce the Grumman LLV, A.K.A. The USPS Postal Truck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gru…
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…
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…

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