things what i have found a melange of excerpta by the egregious sdmtr, a disaffected malcontent

Lurking beneath the housesĀ and high risesĀ of Roosevelt Island, NY lies a network of pneumatic tunnels called Avac: a vacuum-driven garbage collection system that sucks away trash at sixty miles an hour.

Frank Hayes died, as many do, of a fatal heart attack.

Slightly rarer was the fact that his heart attacked while Frank was perched atop a fine horse called Sweet Kiss, who was busy winning a race at the Belmont Park racetrack in New York.

Frank is therefore the only jockey before or since to win a race posthumously. Sweet Kiss couldn’t be reached for comment.