Fugitive Watch Factoids

The LASD hired the first female deputy sheriff in the United States in 1912. Margaret Q. Adams remained a deputy in the evidence department at the Los Angeles Courthouse for 35 years until her retirement in 1947.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has over 700 reserve deputies.

Saint Jude is the patron saint of the Chicago Police Department.

Harley Davidson motorcycles with sidecars were 1st used during the Spanish Civil War to carry hot food to the front lines and then carry wounded soldiers back to the rear area.

The Chicago Police Department is the largest police department in the Midwest and the second largest in the United States with 13,619 sworn officers.

During World War Two the British began building an aircraft carrier that was completely made of blocks of ice mixed with wood shavings. The hull was 40 feet thick and it could not be sunk by enemy bombs or torpedoes. The ship was not completed because the German U-Boats had been defeated and the ship was no longer needed.

American teens will spend nearly five months (3,518 hours) out of the year watching television, surfing the internet and listening to the radio.

Between 2001 and 2006, nearly 3,000 Americans died from terrorism, but 30,000 died from food poisoning, 240,000 died on our highways and nearly 600,000 died from medical mistakes.

The brand new US Navy amphibious assault ship USS New York is being built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.

Only 35% of hospital employees consistently wash their hands before examining patients.

Archaeologists in Egypt have found what appears to be a 2,000 year old bowling alley.

47% of Muslims that are living in the US say they are Muslims 1st and Americans 2nd.

13 people are killed every year when vending machines fall on them.

The Canadian government buys medical marijuana from a licensed grower for $290 a kilo and then resells it to their citizens with prescriptions for $132 per gram or $4,421 a kilo. The government profit exceeds 1,400%.

A hair salon in London charges $110 to have your dry hair and split ends treated with genuine Angus bull semen.

~ by fugitive watch on December 3, 2007.

One Response to “Fugitive Watch Factoids”

  1. very interesting.
    i’m adding in RSS Reader

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