Educating Manny

D.B. COOPER – Possibly the Most Successful Hijacker

On Thanksgiving eve, November 24, 1971, a man identifying himself as “Dan Cooper” purchased a one-way ticket on Flight 305, a 30-minute trip from Portland to Seattle. Once on board, he notified the crew that he had a bomb and demanded $200,000 cash, four parachutes, and a flight to Mexico….


Dying on Stage – The Story of Comedian Dick Shawn – Ironic Tragedy

Dick’s son Adam interviewed: Adam Shawn Comedian Dick Shawn was a very well known comedian in the 1960s who performed successfully in nightclubs for 35 years. He also starred in several movies and TV shows. His brand of comedy was often similar to that of Andy Kaufman, but before Kaufman’s…


The Blackbird – It’s Every Car – CGI VFX Automotive Camera Rig

The Mill Blackbird is able to transform its chassis to match the exact length and width of almost any car. Its electric motor can be programmed to imitate acceleration curves and gearing shifts and the adjustable suspension alters ride height, rigidity and dampening to replicate typical driving characteristics. It helps…



Ciclovia 🇨🇴 Every Sunday Bogotá Colombia Reserves Streets for Bikes 🚴

Sundays and public holidays from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm, many streets of Bogotá are blocked off to cars for runners, skaters, and bicyclists. Bogotá’s Clicovia see about a million people participate on over 75 miles (120 km) of car-free city streets. In 2006, Colombian congressman José Fernando Castro Caycedo proposed…


Disgusting Cheese – Casu Marzu – The World’s Most Rancid Dairy Product

Casu marzu literally translates into English as “rotten/putrid cheese.” It contains live insect larvae, specifically the mangos for the Piophila casei cheese fly. The digestive action of the maggots breaks down the cheese’s fats, delivering a more fermented product. The maggots appear as translucent white worms, about 8 mm (0.3 in) long….


Buford, Wyoming – America’s Vietnamese Coffee Stop

Buford, is an unincorporated community in Albany County, Wyoming, United States. It is located between Laramie and Cheyenne on Interstate 80. At 8,000 feet (2,400 m) of elevation, this is the highest populated settlement along the First Transcontinental Railroad and on the transcontinental Interstate 80. The town was named Buford in…


Krampus – The Anti-Santa

Krampus the Christmas Devil is the counterpart to Santa Claus. Santa rewards, Krampus punishes. Nicer version of the story say he brings you coal and mud and hits you with sticks. In more graphic stories, he puts children in his bag and carts them to hell. The Krampus myth is…


The Cheapest Car in the World – Tata Nano

The Tata Nano is a car manufactured by Tata Motors. Made and sold in India, the Nano was initially launched with a price of one lakh rupees or ₹100,000 (US$1,500). Designed to lure India’s middle classes away from motorcycles, it received much publicity but little acclaim. Although the price of…


Amazon Go – Is Amazon’s Robot Grocery Store a Job Killer?

Amazon.com announced on October 11, 2016 that they are planning to build convenience stores and develop curbside pickup locations for food. In December 2016, Amazon Go was opened to Amazon employees in Seattle. The store uses a variety of sensors and automatically charges a customer’s Amazon account as they walk…


Millennium Tower – The Leaning Tower of San Francisco

Millennium Tower is a 58-story condominium skyscraper completed in 2009 located in the South of Market district of San Francisco. It is the tallest residential building in San Francisco. In 2016, the building was found to be sinking and tilting. It has sunk 16 inches and is leaning to the…