Can You Believe These Crazy Transportation Stories?
The things that are transported by planes, buses or trains can really cause you a headache, laughter, tears… Sometimes the things or people that have to be transported are losing their way, sometimes they arrive belated… Here are some crazy transportation stories.
1 The sandwich that made the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll fly over 1,000 miles
For famous people traveling isn’t really a problem, especially if they own a private jet. It was also the case with Elvis Presley, one of the biggest music stars in the history of music. The “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” was also quite generous and gave out many things in his lifetime including watches, money, cars and even houses. He also bought whatever he wanted for himself.
It’s also no secret that Elvis Presley loved food, like peanut butter and banana sandwiches which have since been made famous by his association. He adored the sandwiches made by the Colorado Mine Company restaurant in Denver, Colorado. According to The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley by David Alder, on the night of February 1, 1976, Elvis was entertaining Captain Jerry Kennedy of the Denver police force and Ron Pietrafeso of Colorado’s Strike Force Against Crime. The three men began to discuss the Fool’s Gold sandwich which made Elvis decide that he wanted a Fool’s Gold sandwich. Elvis, Kennedy and Pietrafeso proceeded to board the King’s private jet and flew the 1,093 miles to Denver to enjoy their meals. They arrived in Denver at 1:40am and were met at the airport by the owner of the restaurant and 22 Fool’s Gold sandwiches. After washing everything down with champagne and Perrier, Elvis immediately returned to Graceland in Memphis.
In case you are curious, each sandwich consists of a single, hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with of one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of grape jelly, and a pound of bacon inside.