Because “diplomatic bags” are protected by international law from being searched, a last-minute shipment of replacement parts for the toilet in the International Space Station was transported in a “diplomatic bag” from Russia to Florida to arrive before liftoff.
In 1974, Stephen King checked in as the only guest in the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO before it shut down for the winter. He dreamed that night of his three-year old son being chased through the long, empty corridors. He woke up and had the inspiration for The Shining. They play the movie the Shining on one of the channels 24/7 in the hotel now.
The Italian words widely used in New Jersey differ greatly from mainstream Italian today not because of bad “copying” but because the words came from people speaking an Italian dialect that subsequently died out in Italy.
In order to maintain peace and quiet at night, the Long Beach City Council proposed a ban on “singing of birds” between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. in 1957.
In 2014 a cat saved its five-year-old owner (Ethan) from bullies, the bullies were teasing Ethan and when one of them shoved him on the ground the cat jumped on the boy’s chest and scared him off.Ever since the incident the cat sleeps outside Ethan’s bedroom to keep a watch.
There is a competitive sport called joggling that combines jogging and juggling.