In 1981 President Ronald Reagan fired the entire air traffic controllers union, invoking a law that stated government employees that engaged in a strike forfeited their jobs.
In 1969, 17 year old Cuban, Armando Socarras Ramirez survived hiding in the right wheel well of a Douglas DC-8 on an eight-hour flight from Havana to Madrid. Upon landing he was found on the ground covered in ice and not breathing, Dubbed ”the popsicle” by Spanish doctors, he recovered fully.
Kevin Wheatcroft the man who owns the world’s largest private military collection sleeps in a bed owned by Adolf Hitler.
The surrealist poet Andre Breton criticized Salvador Dali’s commercial success by nicknaming him “Avida Dollars” which is an anagram for Dali’s name and translates into ‘avid for dollars’. Breton believed that Dali was compromising the integrity of the surrealist movement.
Chicago’s Milwaukee Avenue, and other diagonal streets in Chicago were originally Native American trade routes, which gives them their askew paths.
When Steve Buscemi was 4-years-old he was hit by a bus and managed to survive with a fractured skull. He received a $6,000 settlement from the city that was to be collected from a trust fund when he turned 18. When Buscemi turned 18, he used part of the money to pay for full-time acting classes.
The founding father of modern Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh that led Vietnam’s communist revolution against French colonial rule and then took on the US has long had an admiration for the US and repeatedly sought the country’s help in the decades before the Vietnam War.
Louis Armstrong always wore a Star of David pendant, in gratitude to the Jewish family who raised him, treating him as though he were their own child. He was also fluent in Yiddish.
Melting ice cream inspired the invention of the outboard motor. It was a lovely August day and Ole Evinrude was rowing his boat to his favorite island picnic spot. As he rowed, he watched his ice cream melt and wished he had a faster way to get to the island. At that moment the idea was born.
Compulsive gamblers use adult diapers so that they don’t have to leave their seats when nature calls.