Limousines are made from cars being cut in half instead of just making the limo. One exception is the presidential limousines. They are built from the factory so that they can integrate all of the secret security technology.
Actor Larry Thomas was paid $2,610.00 for playing the “Soup Nazi” on Seinfeld but since then has earned his living from autograph shows, personal appearances and Cameo.
It used to be a job to drive around the country, constantly, driving and measuring every road, grade, elevation, and distance, in order to keep road maps updating accurately every two weeks. “Road scouts” would drive enough miles in a year to make multiple trips to the moon.
The town of Booneville, California created its own “language” called Boontling around the turn of the turn of 20th century. Fewer than 100 speakers remain.
A species of mushroom that grows in the northern hemisphere can get people high, but some other chemicals in the mushroom also make you very ill. However if a reindeer eats the mushrooms, the illness producing toxins are filtered out but the hallucinogen survives in the reindeer urine. It’s called Amanita Muscaria, aka Fly Agaric and can be seen in most Alice in Wonderland pictures. Pretty red (and sometimes yellow) mushrooms with whiteish patches on the surface.
Legend also has it that the royalty in Siberia would eat them and the peasants would fight to get the noble’s night pot because he could get high on the piss but not have any of the toxins.
A guy drove 3.25 million miles with his Volvo that he bought in 1966 until his death in 2018.
A 1992 Japanese TV show combined English lessons with gymnastic exercise programs. On the show, three gymnasts would perform synchronized exercises while chanting phrases like, “Hasta la vista, baby,” “Spare me my life!”, “I was robbed by two men!”, and “I have a bad case of diarrhea.”
For those who would like to hold someone’s hand as they walk around, but can’t find anyone human who will oblige, engineers at Gifu University in Japan have invented the “My Girlfriend in Walk”. It’s a robotic hand covered in soft, skin-like gel that will grip your hand. Plus, it emits the scent of a woman’s shampoo, and (through a smartphone app) can simulate the sounds of breathing and rustling clothes.
The inventors hope that it might help people who have been isolated due to the pandemic.