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The day before London banned drinking on public transportation, thousands of people went on the 'Circle line' to ride in a circle for hours while drinking


The London public transportation is famous for it's efficiency and reliability. "The Underground" in particular is a model of subway transportation. Perhaps this is because there is no drinking on it.

One section of the Underground is the Circle Line, which spirals from Hammersmith to Edgware Road and then does a loop around central London.

The day before London banned drinking on the Underground, thousands of Londoners decided to have a last hurrah on the Circle Line. On May 31, 2008, they packed the trains and brought along their alcohol to party up the last few hours of legal drinking. Thousands of people attended and 17 were eventually arrested for disorderly conduct.

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Microsoft has a patent for opening a new window when you click a hyperlink


If you're a computer user (and let's face it, who isn't these days?), You know that when you click a hyperlink it often opens in a new window. This is such a common occurrence that you may not even notice it. No matter how small this action though, it still requires protection--patent protection.

Microsoft has a patent for opening a new window when you click a link. It was issued in 1985 and includes a great deal of technical jargon and description for such a simple task. So next time you click a link, know all the work that went into it.

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Warsaw radio mast was the tallest structure in the world until it's collapse


The Warsaw radio collapsed in August 1991. Before this, it was the tallest structure in the world. The mast was designed by Jan Polak and stood at 2,120 feet tall.

It was completed in 1974 in Poland and was used by the Warsaw Radio-Television for longwave radio broadcasting.

On August 8, 1991, an error was made while changing the guy-wires on the highest stock and the mast collapsed. The mast bent and then snapped about in half. An investigation determined that blame lay with the company that built the mast, Mostostal Zabrze.

The construction coordinator and the chief of the division that built the mast were sentenced to 2.5 years and 2 years in prison respectively.

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Detective John Munch is the only fictional character played by a single actor to appear on 10 different TV shows!


John Munch is a fictional character played by Richard Belzer. Mulch first made an appearance on an NBC rime show called Homicide: Life on the Street. When Homicide was cancelled in 1999, Munch became a regular on Law & Order Special Victims Unit.

What’s really interesting is that Munch has made cameo appearances on a lot of other shows, making him the first (an only) character to appear on 10 or more TV shows. Munch has made an appearance on shows like Arrested Development, The X-Files, 30 Rock, The Wire and others.

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15 Haunting Facts About Suicide

Suicide victims have been mistaken for Halloween decorations!


 

I'm sure you've heard the urban legend of a person hanging themselves from a tree branch and no one noticing because they think it's a Halloween decoration. It's an urban legend so prevalent that it was the inspiration for the opening scene of the original Scream.

But, did you know it's also a true story? There are at least 2 documented cases of this happening. The corpse of a 42-year-old woman was on display for HOURS in Delaware, because people thought it was just a Halloween display. She hung herself 15 feet from the ground, close to a busy road where she could be seen by passing vehicles! She was first noticed at around 7:30 and the police didn't investigate until 11:00!

There was another case in California, of a 75-year-old woman that was sitting on her balcony for 3 whole days because her neighbors thought she was a halloween display. She had actually shot herself IN THE EYE and was slumping over her chair. The case was ruled an apparent suicide.

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