TVs used to end broadcasting and go static at midnight.
When Ozone gas was first identified in 1840 its harmful effects were not widely understood – it was associated with fresh air and recuperative properties. In 1882, a businessman coined the name Ozone Park (NY) to promote the area’s proximity to “fresh tonic ocean air”.
Confederados is a population of 260,000 descendants of Southern US expatriates who fled to Brazil after the Civil War. They host an annual festival that includes fried chicken and Confederate flags and uniforms.
Oysters used to be one of the cheapest and widely available foods in New York City, and crushed oyster shells were even used as mortar to build the city and pave its roads.
In 2013 an angler won £800 in a fishing completion with a 13lb Bass, he then sold it to a fishmonger. However he had stolen it from a local aquarium, another competitor recognized it, and tipped off police. He was arrested and admitted theft and fraud.
The first commercial airliner shot down by hostile forces was refurbished, returned to service, and later became the third commercial airliner to be shot down by hostile forces.
CCR’s ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain?’ is about the fact the band wildly exceeded all of their expectations, were rich, famous and hugely successful. Despite all this they were all miserable, angry, depressed and constantly fighting each other for control of the band. They broke up soon after.
In order to quickly identify the training of their mules in a herd, the US Army shaved bells into the tail. One bell meant the animal could pack, two meant it could pack & drive, and three meant it was also broke to ride.
The earliest Sony Walkman models had two separate headphone jacks labeled “guys” and “dolls” so you could share your music with others and not come off as being antisocial.
A 1982 Harvard study confirmed that Tibetan monks can raise their body temperature with their minds. Practitioners of “g-tummo” yoga demonstrated the ability to raise the temperature of different parts of their bodies through meditation alone.