The Alaska Railroad still allows passengers to wave a white cloth along the route and the train will stop to pick them up.
The Civil War prison camp Elmira had two observation towers constructed for onlookers. Citizens paid 15 cents to look at the inmates. Concession stands by the towers sold peanuts, cakes, and lemonade while the men inside starved.
A 2012 survey by Yoga Journal found that only 18 percent of yoga practitioners are men. Many men say they easily get bored doing it or that their bodies aren’t built for pretzellike poses.
Often, the border between West and East Berlin used to pass directly to homes. So, in most cases, the entrance was on the eastern side, and the windows looked out to the West. When building of the Berlin Wall started, many residents used to jump from the windows to the street, where they were caught by Western firefighters or just regular city folks.
The picture captured a similar case. 77-year-old Frieda Schulze tries to escape from the window of a house, which is located in the eastern sector of Berlin. East German secret service officers are seen in the windows, who are trying to pull her back.
In 1962 astronaut Scott Carpenter spent a total of 28 days below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, close to the La Jolla, CA coast, in the SEALAB II experimental underwater habitat. This was a world record and quite a feat considering the dangers of saturation diving. Congratulations were clearly in order and the consummate politician President Lyndon Johnson did not skip a beat. Carpenter, aided by Capt. George F. Bond, USN, M.D., was to call the President to receive his congratulations.
Astronaut Scott Carpenter spoke to President Johnson 200 ft below the surface of the ocean, but he was in a decompression chamber with a helium atmosphere and nobody could understand what he was saying.
Egypt placed a ban on all the movies Marilyn Monroe appeared in, after she married Arthur Miller and converted to Judaism. However, Egypt lifted the ban in 1961, after the divorce was finalized. Since then, Monroe described herself as a “Jewish atheist”.
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.