When Suzanne Vega headlined the Glastonbury Festival in 1989, she and her band wore bulletproof vests due to death threats they had received. bbc.co.uk/music/articles/…
Professional rodeo cowboy Cody Lambert created the protective vest that most professional bull riders now wear, after seeing the death of his friend, Lane Frost at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on July 30, 1989. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
Modern body armor was created by a pizza delivery guy who was wounded in the head and leg after a pizza delivery turned into a shootout. Richard Davis, a former US Marine, developed the bulletproof vest using Kevlar. During testing, he shot himself in the chest 190 times. businessinsider.com/moder…
After an attack that left a bullet lodged in an officer 's neck, it was determined to be a "Devastator" cartridge which contains a small explosive charge designed to explode on contact. Volunteer doctors wearing bulletproof vests removed it after realizing it could explode any time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
It’s illegal in the US for a convicted felon to own or wear a bulletproof vest criminaldefenselawyer.com…
A company in Thailand created vests with hidden cameras for stray dogs to wear. The vests can livestream video whenever the dog barks in order to help patrol the community. They say they'll still need to do more tests before implementing them though. ipdefenseforum.com/2018/0…
The Ancient Mongol Warriors were said to have worn silk vests, as an arrow hitting silk does not break the silk but ends up embedding the arrow in the flesh wrapped in silk, allowing the arrow to be removed by gently teasing the silk open. blog.patra.com/2014/05/29…
The us miltary is trying to use spider silk to maje bullet proof vests businessinsider.com/the-u…
In 1990, Katya Mayorova was crowned as "Miss KGB", the world's only holder of a security services beauty title. She was described as "wearing her bulletproof vest with an exquisite softness", with one of her many charms "her ability to deliver a karate kick to her enemy's head" rbth.com/history/332286-m…
A suspected serial killer was shot dead by a sex worker when he entered her home. 4 sets of handcuffs were found on him. When police searched his car, they found a machete, axes, knives, a shovel, bleach, and garbage bags, a sledgehammer, and a bullet proof vest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nea…
Bald Eagles are feeding in a suburban Seattle landfill and dropping their trash leftovers in nearby residents' yards. The official β€œbird management plan" sent drones to chase away birds but were ripped up in the sky by eagles. "Scarecrow" mannequins with safety vest and hard hat also failed. seattletimes.com/seattle-…
Today I learned of Operation Paul Bunyan. Launched in response to the Korean Axe Murder Incident where Americans trimming a tree in the DMZ were killed by North Koreans, the US went back to cut it down. Bringing with them overwhelming firepower with hundreds of soldiers (some with suicide vests) and air support theatlantic.com/internati…
Conan, a military dog who took part in the raid on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named after Conan O'Brien. He chased after Baghdadi before Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
In New Jersey, it's a third-degree crime to wear a bulletproof vest while engaged in some criminal activity, including murder. law.justia.com/codes/new-…
3 men were shipwrecked in the south Pacific; buoyed by life vests, they swam to the deserted island Fanadik. After 3 days on the island, a US Navy plane spotted a fire the men made and then saw the men waving life vests next to palm fronds that spelled H-E-L-P. theguardian.com/us-news/2…
The quote, "History is written by the victors" is widely misattributed to Winston Churchill and that the sentiment predates him by many years. The pronouncement on the nature of history was voiced earlier by people such as Hermann GΓΆring and the Confederate Congressman George Graham Vest. slate.com/culture/2019/11…
The judge in the Terri Schiavo case had to be flown to a secret location to make a final decision to take her off life support, he wore a bullet-proof vest after her death and had cops on land and water guarding his home, and had to quit his church. He also was Jim Morrison's college roommate. tampabay.com/florida/2019…
In 2016 news anchor Anderson Cooper donated bullet proof vests to every K9 unit in the Virginia Police Department after finding out that a police dog was shot and killed during a shootout. mashable.com/2016/01/15/a…
In 1881, a doctor discovered that a silk handkerchief in a dead man’s pocket had greatly reduced the penetration of a bullet. The doctor was fascinated and created a silk bulletproof vest with 30 layers of cloth. He stopped his research afterwards. Another man invented the vest. culture.pl/en/article/the…
Two guys used nothing more that high visibility vests to gain free entry into a movie, a zoo, and a Coldplay concert. vice.com/en_au/article/mg…
Today I learned about Richard Ankrom, mad that a Freeway sign didn't include an exit marker. He decided to solve the problem himself. After fabbing using countless regulation books as guides he installed it wearing a fake construction vest. good.is/articles/the-fake…
:"Eulogy for a Dog" by lawyer George Vest, a powerful tribute to all dogs, helped win judgement in Burden v.Hornsby. This was the 4th trial on the shooting of Burden's dog, Old Drum.Vest had declared he would 'win the case or apologize to every dog in Missouri'.The Missouri Supreme Court upheld. sos.mo.gov/archives/educa…
Bullet proof vests are not reusable after being shot. They also cannot protect you from knifes. bodyarmornews.com/bulletp…
A man walked into a Walmart wearing an employee vest, told a cashier that they were wanted in the office, helped the remaining customer in line, emptied the cash register, then walked right out. He may have robbed 3 other Walmart locations as well. nbcwashington.com/news/lo…
Casimir Zeglen, the inventor of bullet-proof vests, volunteered as a target to demonstrate the efficacy of his invention. flps.newberry.org/article…
Two guys wore hi-vis vests to get into places like the zoo and Disneyland for free. boredpanda.com/hi-vis-ves…
John Hinkley Jr. used bullets containing small aluminum and lead azide explosive charges when he shot President Reagan and several other people. When authorities discovered this, doctors removed these bullets from the victims while wearing bullet proof vests. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Today I learned of three teenagers from Tokelaou who on a drunken dare, stole a boat and got lost adrift on the Pacific Ocean to be found after 51 days. They had barely any food or water, no clothing, no fishing gear, no life vests, and no first-aid kit. gq.com/story/tokelau-teen…
Today I learned about "El Pipila" - Whom In an Act of Heroism Attached a Big-ass Stone on his back as Anti-bullet Vest to burn a Wooden Door in Fire During Mexican Independence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_…
Two guys once wore hi-vis vests and got into a Coldplay concert unnoticed (among other places including a zoo) vice.com/en_uk/article/tu…
Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, two wealthy extremely entrepreneurs, sent each other gag Christmas gifts. Rockefeller sent Carnegie a cardboard vest to make fun of his poor childhood. In return Carnegie sent a fine whiskey to Rockefeller, a devout baptist who had given up drinking. history.co.uk/biographies…
Scientists have created genetically modified goats that create spider silk in their milk. Large quantities of spider silk can be farmed for use in such applications as replacement ligaments and bullet proof vests. phys.org/news/2010-05-sci…
Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca from Star Wars) had to be accompanied by people wearing brightly-colored vests while filming Endor scenes in the Pacific Northwest, as to not be mistaken for Bigfoot and shot. starwars.wikia.com/wiki/I…
The Russian city of Berezniki holds a yearly festival to celebrate its mosquitoes. They have music, dancing, and a "most delicious girl" competition, in which girls stand for 20 minutes in their shorts and vests, and the one who receives the most bites wins bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f…
Peter mayhew (Chewbacca) was required to be accompanied by crewmembers who wore brightly-colored vests while in the forests of the Pacific Northwest filming scenes set on Endor, so as not to be mistaken for Bigfoot and shot. starwars.wikia.com/wiki/I…
Life vests were originally nicknamed β€œMae West” because someone wearing the inflated life preserver often appeared to be as large breasted as the actress Mae West. wikipedia.org/wiki/Person…
A man swore to never shave again if Abraham Lincoln were elected president, and kept his promise. His beard eventually grew so long that most days he tied it in a knot and stuffed it into a silk bag that he wore beneath his vest. He died 50 years later at the age of 80 with a beard 12.5' long. lukebauserman.com/theweek…
Today I learned of β€œUgly George” who filmed himself roaming m the streets of Manhattan in an open chested silver vest and short shorts asking women to take their clothes off for public access television. The β€œUgly George Show” aired weekly for 10 years nytimes.com/2005/07/10/ny…
A physical education teacher in Texas wore the exact same disco-era polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater vest in his school picture for 40 years in a row, until his retirement in 2013. dallasnews.com/news/colum…
Archduke Franz Ferdinand owned an early version of a bulletproof vest made from silk. Despite modern tests indicating that a bullet of the era would have been stopped by it, and Ferdinand knowing that there was a threat to his well-being, he did not wear the vest on the fateful day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
The kazoo was invented in 1840. It was presented to the world in 1852 as the "Down South Submarine" at Georgia's state fair. Legend tells that it was made in collaboration between Alabama Vest( African American) and Thaddeus Von-Clegg(German American Clockmaker) nationalkazooday.com/hist…
The first suicide vest was invented and used in New Zealand. stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/o…
Bullet Proof Vests have a recommended lifespan 5 years while used in service bodyarmornews.com/bulletp…
Korea developed some of the first bulletproof vests. The US Navy captured one of the vests and took it to the US, where it was stored at the Smithsonian Museum until 2007. The vest has since been sent back to Korea and is currently on display to the public en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
Wu-Tang Clan's Ol' Dirty Bastard was the first person in California arrested under the then new law against being a convicted felon wearing a bulletproof vest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol'…
Ol' Dirty Bastard was the first person convicted under a California law making it illegal for a convicted felon to wear a bulletproof vest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol'…
The real guy behind the 'Bad Luck Brian' meme purposefully looked goofy for the picture he is known for. He purchased the vest at a thrift store and rubbed his face to get the awkward redness. washingtonpost.com/lifest…
In 1993, Mattel introduced "Earring Magic Ken", featuring blonde highlights, purple shirt, lavender vest, necklace with a circular charm and earring in its left ear. Kitsch-minded gay men bought the doll in record numbers, making Earring Magic Ken the best-selling Ken model in Mattel's history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
When asked for his last request before being executed by firing squad, convicted murder James W. Rodgers asked for a bulletproof vest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
German law requires that all automobiles have a portable red reflective triangle, first aid kit, and a minimum of two safety vests howtogermany.com/pages/dr…

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