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  1. To cure constipation on their expedition, Lewis & Clark were given packs of "thunderclappers": laxatives made of 60% mercury. Archaeologists can track the route of the expedition by following mercury deposits.

  2. In Finland, city planners are known to visit parks immediately after the first snowfall, when the existing walking paths are not visible. People naturally choose desire paths, clearly marked by their footprints, which can be then used to guide the routing of new purpose-built paved paths.

  3. During his Presidency, John Quincy Adams planned on funding an expedition to the center of the earth to establish a trade route with mythical “Mole People.”

  4. When Han Solo said he did the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs he was not trying to describe how fast his ship was going. Instead he was bragging that he had done a shorter route of the Kessel Run. He did this by going closer to a black hole than most dared to go.

  5. About Albert Gunton, a London city bus driver who in 1952 found himself driving his route crossing Tower Bridge when the bridge began to rise to allow a ship to pass. He accelerated and jumped the gap, and was awarded £10 for bravery.

  6. An Uber Driver asked his Passenger to drive while on a 300 mile route so he could take a nap. He awoke to them being chased by the police.

  7. Warren Buffet filed his first tax return at age 13 to report income from his paper route, and claimed a $35 deduction for use of his bicycle.

  8. Rosie Ruiz, a marathon runner who came in first among women in the 1980 Boston marathon. After winning, reporters noticed she wasn't that sweaty and didn't seem that tired at all. It turned out she took the subway the majority of the route and simply snuck back into the race to win.

  9. The longest & straightest overland route on earth is the most complicated deadly path to travel and no one has supposedly done it.

  10. During their expedition Lewis and Clark brought packs of "thunderclappers," rediculously strong laxatives made of 60 percent mercury. Due to the strength of the laxatives and the longevity of mercury, scientists can track the route of the expedition by following deposits.

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Optimal routes from the geographic center of the U.S. to all counties

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Animated optimal routes from San Francisco to ~2000 locations in the U.S.

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Junaluska, a Cherokee leader who saved Andrew Jackson's life. Jackson later sent the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears from NC to OK, which killed up to 1/3 of them en route. Junaluska survived, escaped twice, walked hundreds of mountainous miles home, and lived well into old age as a Chief.

There's a service that routes telemarketing calls to a bot that wastes as much time as possible engaging in conversation

A 21-year old Sacramento college student boarded the wrong plane in Los Angeles and found himself en route to Aukland, New Zealand instead of Oakland, CA. The accents of the airline staff resulted in the word “Aukland” being pronounced as “Oakland” which confused the flyer.

There are two houses in Florida that share a backyard fence, but the shortest driving route between them takes 20 minutes and traverses more than 7 miles.

The United States almost adopted the Metric System in 1794. Frenchman Joseph Dombey was en route to America to present the prototypes of a Meter and a Kilogram to the US Congress but his ship got hit by a storm and he got stranded in the Carribean where he died in a British prison.

A man independently carved a 360 ft long pathway through a mountain to help shorten a route to/from his impoverished town. After 22 years and much abuse, it was completed and cut 35km off of a commonly traveled route.

The first recorded mention of altitude sickness was in 37 BCE, when a Chinese official noted that a trade route to Afghanistan passed a mountain that caused sickness as travelers ascended it - in the report, this place was named “Big Headache Mountain”.

A hero of the Harlem Hellfighters routed 36 Germans single-handedly, while rescuing a fellow soldier and suffering 22 wounds at Argonne Forest...then died 10 years later, as a destitute alcoholic, after being denied disability and a purple heart.

Soldiers are required to "route step" (or walk out of step) when crossing bridges because, in 1831, the rhythmic march of British soldiers broke a bridge, throwing soldiers off of the bridge.

There is a part of Route 66 in New Mexico where the grooves in the road play "America the Beautiful" as you drive over it.

Marilyn Bell, at age 16, became the first person to swim across Lake Ontario in 1954. Her 32 mile route was greatly lengthened by high wind and high waves. Fanged lamprey eels attacked her in 65 degree water. It took her 21 hours. She is still alive today.

Allstate's "Mr. Mayhem" Dean Winters has survived 17 surgeries and 9 amputations, including his nose and thumb, and also died for 2.5 minutes en route to the hospital.

The winner of the marathon at the first modern Olympics (1896) stopped for a glass of wine at a local inn along the route

The Queen of England's guard wear tall bear skin hats because at the Battle of Waterloo, English troops took them as a trophy from France. They were worn by Napoleon's elite guard, which England routed during the Battle.

A hacker in the 70's (John Draper) found that a toy whistle in the cereal Cap'n Crunch blew at the same frequency that was used by AT&T long lines to indicate that a trunk line was ready the route a new call, essentially allowing him to make free long distance calls.

In the 70's South Korea discovered 4 tunnels from North Korea, believed to be incursion routes capable of accommodating 30,000 men per hour. It is believed that there is up to 20 more, undiscovered.

Within days of the announcement that Route 666 was to renamed Route 491, "Virtually every US 666 sign had been stolen, some for sale on eBay."

UPS uses route optimization software to save nearly $100,000,000 a year in fuel costs, mostly by eliminating left turns whenever possible.

A Stretch of Route 66 Will Play 'America the Beautiful' as You Drive to the Side

On Aug 21, 2017 there will be a complete solar eclipse that will travel the length of the US continent, from Oregon to South Carolina, in 90 minutes. This route is referred to as the Path of Totality and for 2 min and 41 seconds it will seem like night in the middle of the day.

During the USA's "Great Depression" in the 1930s, librarians in Kentucky rode around on horseback, dispensing books to over 50,000 families and 155 public schools: "one librarian had to hike her 18-mile route when her mule died"

The Sahara Desert Ant is able to form a direct route back to its nest after foraging by adding and subtracting the vectors of its path in its head, thereby creating a short and distinct return path.

James M. Hinds, the first member of the United States Congress killed while in office, who was shot by a Klu Klux Klan member in 1868 en route to a campaign event for future President Ulysses S. Grant. Hinds was known for his support for voting rights for African Americans.

An extensive study by Public Health England has shown E-cigarrettes are 95% less harmful than normal cigarettes, while nearly half of the population are unaware of this. The study also showed that e-cigs do not act as a route into smoking for children and non-smokers.

The largest cavalry charge in history occurred during the Turkish siege of Vienna. Spearheaded by 3000 winged knights, 20,000 Polish and German cavalrymen charged and routed the Ottoman line and decisively ended the Ottoman threat to christian Europe.

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Cycling route plotted on realistic 3D map

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I attached a blinking light to the robot and did a 10 minutes exposure of it cleaning the living room to visualize it's route [x-post from r/pics]