In the Bering Strait, there are two small islands known as Big Diomede (Russia) and Little Diomede (the U.S.). The stretch of water between these two islands is only about 2.5 miles wide and freezes solid in the dead of winter–meaning someone could technically walk from Alaska to Russia, or vice versa.
Your hike through the grocery store to get to basic staples like sugar and flour isn’t accidental. Modern grocery store layouts are designed so that shoppers have to walk past more profitable products before reaching staple items at the back and outer aisles of the store.
In the Marvel comic universe, there is a construction company called “Damage Control” that specializes exclusively in repairing the property damage caused as a result of superhero and supervillain activity.
The founder of FedEx saved the fledgling company by turning its last $5,000 into $27,000 with a lucky run at a blackjack table in Las Vegas–the winnings bought FedEx just enough time to secure more funding.
The use of the term “buck” to mean money dates back to at least the mid-18th century when deerskin was commonly exchanged like a form of currency.