Over the past decade, California has added a little over three times as many people as housing units, driving its median home price over $800,000, which is more than twice the national figure.
Legislators Find Way to Let U.C. Berkeley Increase Its Enrollment
The richest 20 percent of people worldwide take 80 percent of all flights, according to estimates by the International Council on Clean Transportation.
Nations Agree to Curb Emissions From Flying by 2050
Since there is only one active official cemetery in Manhattan, the borough’s most popular final resting place may be Central Park — a legal site for the scattering of human ashes.
Where the Bodies Are Buried
Nearly half of all millennials have tattoos, compared with 13 percent of the baby boomer generation, according to a 2015 survey by the Harris Poll.
A 10-Year-Old Got a Tattoo. His Mother Was Arrested.
71 of Our Favorite Facts of 2022
Each day, Times Insider editors scour the newspaper for the most interesting facts to appear in articles. Here are facts that surprised, enlightened or entertained us this year.
TO the list of great copy writers in advertising, add an unlikely name: Gary Gilmore.
Mr. Gilmore, the notorious spree-killer, uttered the words “Let’s do it” just before a firing squad executed him in Utah in 1977. Years later, the phrase became the inspiration for Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign.
The episode might make you wonder about the genesis of some other offbeat ads over the years. Where does someone get the idea to write a jingle about Oscar Mayer wiener envy? And how exactly does one dream up a talking gecko selling car insurance?
The revelation about the “Just Do It” slogan is one of many fly-on-the-wall anecdotes that the famous names of the advertising world share in a new documentary by the filmmaker Doug Pray called “Art & Copy,” to be released in New York on Friday.
The Birth of ‘Just Do It’ and Other Magic Words
Jeremy W. Peters
August 19, 2009
Coachella was started when the band Pearl Jam boycotted Ticketmaster in 1993 for their high prices, and played at the location during their Ticketmaster boycott tour.
Women were not allowed to wear pants on the US Senate floor until 1993 after Senators Barbara Mikulski and Carol Moseley Braun defiantly staged a protest by wearing pantsuits.
During the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Great Flood of 1993, 23 year-old James Scott removed sandbags from an Illinois levee in order to strand his wife on the other side of the river so that he could keep partying. He received life imprisonment for “intentionally causing a catastrophe”. His breach flooded 14,000 acres.
RIP Brandon Lee, accidental death on the set of The Crow
Celebrity Drug-related Death: River Phoenix outside of the Viper Room in Los Angelos
When the US Post Office issued the first stamp honoring Elvis in 1993, stamp collectors mailed letters with these stamps to bad addresses to have them marked “Return to Sender”.
New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbot threw a no-hitter despite being born without a right hand.
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