After returning from WWII, over 1 million black americans were denied the benefits of the GI bill for free education and low rate home loans.
A Dutch church performed services continuously for 96 days, to stop the government from expelling an Armenian family. They relied on a medieval law that says authorities can’t enter a church while a religious service is being performed. The government let the family stay.
The prohibition never really ended in some parts of the US. The sale of alcohol is still illegal in dozens of dry counties and cities. Jack Daniels is produced in a dry county and is not available for sale in restaurants and stores there.
A man named Frank Amodeo had a plan to become emperor of the world. He owned several private security firms employing 40,000 people, met with Bush in the white-house and regularly worked with intelligence agencies world wide. He was busted for tax fraud and he is currently in prison.
The reason glasses are so expensive is because most major brands and retailers are owned by the same company.
A Florida man accidentally locked his 1 yr old daughter in his car, and 5 prisoners out on work detail used a coat hanger to break her out. The mother who took a video of it said: “Them prisoners bust that s*** right open, so thank god for the criminals in the world.”
The first non-stop transatlantic flight happened in 1919. A modified WWI bomber with an open cockpit took off from Newfoundland, Canada with a crew of two. They almost spiraled into the ocean twice in heavy fog, had to climb onto the wings to clear ice, and landed in a bog in Connemara, Ireland.
Ancient veggies were small, unpalatable. Ancient tomatoes were the size of berries; potatoes were no bigger than peanuts. Corn was a wild grass, its tooth-cracking kernels borne in clusters as small as pencil erasers
Vesta Stoudt, who had the idea for duct tape, couldnt get her bosses at a military ordnance plant to take her seriously. So she sent a letter to FDR who recommended it to the War Production Board where it was approved for use on ammo boxes.
According to a new 3D model of the Milky Way, our galaxy is warped and shaped like the popular brand of potato chip. “I’d say that it is shaped like a Pringle” said Radek Poleski, an astronomer at Ohio State University who helped to create the new map.