Frisk #193

Zeinab Badawi’s Twenty Hotels, it’s Frisk #193! State Route 193 is a road that runs through Cool, California. Yes, there really is a place named ‘Cool’.

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27th September 2017

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Frisk #192

Ding-a-ling, it’s Frisk #192! 192 used to be the number for directory enquiries – it was free to use up until the 1990s, then it was turned off entirely in 2003 so that independent providers such as 118 118, Maureen and Yell could charge high rates for the same service. There are now over 200 directory enquiries providers. Which is probably progress of some sort, or something.

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20th September 2017

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Frisk #191

Jiminy jillickers, it’s Frisk #191! Flight Number 191 has been withdrawn from use by several airlines as it’s seen as being bad luck, after a number of flight 191s ended in tragedy. Experimental test plane X-15 Flight 191 broke apart and killed its pilot in 1967, Prinair Flight 191 crashed in Puerto Rico killing five in 1972, American Airlines Flight 191 crashed and killed 273 people in Chicago in 1979, Delta Air Lines Flight 191 killed 137 in Dallas in 1985, and JetBlue Airways Flight 191 was diverted from Las Vegas to Amarillo in 2012 when the pilot had a panic attack and had to be restrained by passengers.
Also, 191 AD was the year that Eastern Han warlord Han Fu committed suicide. Bit of a pisser all round then, really. Although the Jordan 191 is considered by many to be the most beautiful Formula One car ever built, and the US Navy Fighter Squadron 191 had the brilliant nickname ‘Satan’s Kittens’, so it’s not all bad news.

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13th September 2017

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Remark #34

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6th September 2017

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Frisk #190

Chase the ace, it’s Frisk #190! The PowerBook 190 was a laptop launched by Apple in 1995. $2,200 bought you a 9” greyscale screen and a 500mb hard drive. Ah, progress.

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6th September 2017

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Frisk #189

Snakes alive, it’s Frisk #189! Puerto Rico Highway 189 runs from Caguas to Juncos. Y’know, in case it comes up in a pub quiz or something.

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30th August 2017

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Frisk #188

Holy Toledo, it’s Frisk #188! Artikel 188 was a Belgian TV movie in 1968. I tried to find you an interesting fact about it but the cupboard was bare.

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16th August 2017

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Remark #33

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14th August 2017

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