Walmart permits RV parking on their store lots as they are able and the price is free for overnight parking. In some states Walmart puts up clearance bars so people can’t pull their rv’s or tractor/trailers into the parking lot. In FL, there is an increase in no overnight parking signs at Walmart as well as tow trucks present circling the lot. It’s because people start setting up like they are living there long term and taking up a majority of the parking lot while not purchasing anything from Walmart.
The former Prime Minister of Vietnam moved to Orange County after the war, where he opened and ran a liquor store.
A US submarine placed a wire tap on Russian undersea cables to monitor secret military communications during the Cold War, and only found the cable after a week of searching because of a sign on the shore saying “Cable Here. Do Not Anchor.”
In addition to the Seven Deadly Sins, there are Seven Heavenly Virtues: Chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness and humility.
In 2012 a Chinese father hired gamers to ‘kill’ his son in-game repeatedly to stop his gaming addiction.
President John Quincy Adams owned an alligator which he kept in the White House.
Handwriting has declined so much that 1 in 3 respondents to a UK survey said they had not written anything by hand in the previous 6 months.
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.
Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang was not allowed to bring reindeer jerky with him on board a shuttle mission as it was “weird” for the Americans so soon before Christmas. He had to go with moose instead.
Humans used crop rotation 8,000 years ago. As far back as 6000 BC, farmers alternated planting crops each year. They did not understand the chemistry, but knew that doing so kept the soil healthy for good harvests.