The Fairness Doctrine was removed in 1987. It required news broadcasters to both present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was honest, equitable, and balanced.
Up until the mid-1980’s female flight attendants in the US were required to be single (either unmarried or widowed) and were fired if they decided to get married.
A Michigan woman traded her Twitter handle @DietDrPepper to the Dr. Pepper parent corporation for a truckload of bottled water, which she sent to Flint, Michigan during the contaminated water crisis.
In 1995 a Virginia inmate sued himself for $5 million for violating his own civil rights by getting drunk and getting arrested. The judge dismissed the case but congratulated the man on his “innovative approach to civil rights litigation.”
A 106-mile portion of I-70 in Utah has no gasoline or exits. It is the longest portion of the US Interstate system without services. A station at one end sells about 30 gas containers a week to people who run out on the highway and walk to the station.
There is a ‘noticeable change’ in British accents every 25 miles. 38% of British people feel as though they have difficulty being understood by other Brits.
Because of the decline in bee population, apple farmers in China are now pollinating the trees manually, using a paintbrush.