Mr. Smarty Pants
According to New Urban News, a 24-foot-wide street is four times as safe as a 36-foot-wide street. The narrowness slows drivers down, resulting in the reduced rate of accidents.
Jack Ruby lost half of his left index finger during a fight in 1951.
In 1879, Waco became the first town in Texas and the second in the U.S. (after Omaha, Neb.) to make prostitution legal.
Doyle Brewington, a power plant designer for ESOR Consulting Engineers in Houston, has devised a new method of producing electricity from the Earth's inner heat by using a self-contained turbine shaft called a Power Tube.