As the prices of new cars continue to rise, the used-car market is thriving. This means that your business will most likely succeed if you have the right business skills and tools. But did you know how CarMax was founded? Circuit City, a now-defunct consumer electronics company, founded CarMax. The Pioneers in the Industry CarMax […]
Transportation & Logistics
It Took the US Navy 20,000 Hours of Underwater Repairs to Refloat the Majority of the Battleships that Sank at Pearl Harbor.
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor caught the USNavy off guard but ultimately failed to cripple its war effort at sea, thanks to a massive salvage effort that began almost as soon as the smoke cleared. But did you know how long it took for the US Navy to repair the damages from the attack?
Christopher Columbus’ Smaller Two Ships were Not Really Named The Niña and The Pinta. The Niña was actually The Santa Clara, While The Original Name of The Pinta was Forgotten.
The story of Christopher Columbus and his historic voyage across the ocean is taught in most schools. The story has evolved to portray the journey in a more realistic and practical light. People used to believe that Columbus thought the world was flat. But there is one aspect of the story that not enough people
In 2007, Somali Pirates Seized a North Korean Cargo Vessel. An American Warship answered the Ship’s Distress Call. They Took Over the Ship and Gave Medical Assistance to the North Koreans.
The Dai Hong Dan is a General cargo vessel built by Chongjin Shipyard in Huichon, North Korea, in 1978. It is currently decommissioned or lost. It had a gross tonnage of 6390 tons. But did you know that the US helped the North Koreans from Somali Pirates? Somali Pirates seized a North Korean cargo vessel
In 2007, Somali Pirates Seized a North Korean Cargo Vessel. An American Warship answered the Ship’s Distress Call. They Took Over the Ship and Gave Medical Assistance to the North Koreans. Read More »
In the 1970s the Ford Transit Van, with Car Performance and Space for 1.75 Tonnes of Loot was Used in 95% of Bank Robberies in the United Kingdom.
If you want to rob a bank and get away with it, you’ll need to plan a little more than just picking a common-looking car with good maneuverability. Did you know that there was a popular vehicle used specifically for robberies back in the 1970s? The Ford Transit van, which had car performance and space
In 2009, an American Tourist Clung to the Outside of a Transcontinental Australian Train After Almost Being Left Behind.
The Ghan is a passenger train service that runs between Australia’s northern and southern coasts, passing through Adelaide, Alice Springs, and Darwin on the Adelaide-Darwin rail corridor. But did you know about the American tourist who clung to the Ghan after almost being left behind? An American tourist was nearly left behind by his transcontinental
An 8-Year-Old Boy Learned How to Drive on YouTube and Drove to McDonald’s to Satisfy a Cheeseburger Craving.
The legal age to drive a car in the United States is 16. It has always been a major life event for someone turning 16 to get their driver’s license, but in the past 35 years, the interest in learning to drive amongst teenagers has significantly dropped. But did you know an 8-year-old boy from
Trains Have Sandboxes Which Dispense Sand Immediately in Front of the Drive Wheels to Give the Train Traction on Steep or Slippery Rails.
Most of the critical safety systems in a light rail vehicle are probably obvious. Probably at the top of the list are brakes. Another obvious system that keeps people safe is bumpers. Some systems, however, are more difficult to guess. But did you ever wonder why trains had sandboxes? Sandboxes on trains dispense sand directly
Mohammaed Aisah, a Sailor, was Stranded on a Cargo Ship Near the Suez Canal for Almost 4 Years. The Ship’s Owner had Financial Difficulties, and the Captain Left the Vessel. The Courts Decided that the Lone Sailor Aboard be the Legal Guardian of the Ship.
The Egyptian Red Sea Port Authority has shied away from responsibility in the shocking case of Mohammad Aisha and the Bahraini-flagged MV Aman. According to representatives of the union federation representing the stranded seafarer, they have a moral obligation to act now, regardless of legal rights and wrongs. But did you know how long the
Mohammaed Aisah, a Sailor, was Stranded on a Cargo Ship Near the Suez Canal for Almost 4 Years. The Ship’s Owner had Financial Difficulties, and the Captain Left the Vessel. The Courts Decided that the Lone Sailor Aboard be the Legal Guardian of the Ship. Read More »
Amtrak is a passenger railroad service that provides medium and long-distance inter-city rail service in 46 states and 9 cities in Canada. It was founded in 1971 as a quasi-public corporation and receives state and federal subsidies. But did you ever wonder why Amtrak trains are often delayed? Freight trains frequently illegally impede Amtrak trains.