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97,776. I don’t know if I want to awake that long in Tennessee. (Comedy & Awake & Tennessee) Bill Hicks, Sane Man
7,169. I was in Nashville, Tennessee last year. After the show I went to a Waffle House. I’m not proud of it. I was hungry. And I’m alone; I’m eating and I’m reading a book, right? Waitress walks over to me: ‘Hey, whatcha readin’ for?’ Isn’t that the weirdest fuckin’ question you’ve ever heard? Not what am I reading, but what am I reading FOR? Well, goddamnit, ya stumped me! Why do I read? Well ... hmmm ... I dunno ... I guess I read for a lot of reasons and the main one is so I don’t end up being a fuckin’ waffle waitress. (Read & Book & Comedy & Tennessee) ibid.
58,670. Believe it or not, I was just given an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee. (Tennessee & University) Dolly Parton
136,528. Anti-black violence erupts throughout the South … Memphis, Tennessee: a mob butchers 50 former slaves and burns close to 100 black homes and churches to the ground. (US Civil War & United States of America & South & Tennessee) Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War, History 2006
137,485. A hidden worlds of classified nuclear facilities and secret cities built inside America. 400,000 people were part of this world. But only a handful really knew the truth. It took up half a million acres of land, saw the construction of the largest building in the world, and cost billions of dollars. All for one purpose: to bring an end to the Second World War by building the world’s first atomic bomb … The lost world of the Manhattan Project. (Nuclear & Atomic & City & Tennessee) Lost Worlds: Secret A Bomb Factories, History 2007
137,486. In 1941 Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was still a remote farming area. Within two years according to classified plans and maps it had been transformed into a secret city. It was going to be home to one of the biggest secrets in the Second World War. The US government pretended it didn’t exist. Because this was part of Project X: the Manhattan Project, the race to build the first atomic bomb. (Nuclear & Atom & City & Operations & Tennessee) ibid.
18,693. This city breeds killers. One gang in particular has drenched these streets in blood: LMG. On the Mississippi delta its watchword is Kill or be Killed. (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee) Gangland s4e5: Kill or be Killed
18,694. Memphis is also one of the most dangerous cities in America. In 2007 according to the FBI Memphis was the most violent city in the United States. (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee) ibid.
18,695. LMG: Love Murdering Gangsters. (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee) ibid.
18,696. The LMG’s most hated rivals, the Gangster Disciples. (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee) ibid.
18,697. Those forgotten people enjoyed generation after generation of hopelessness. (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee & Hope) ibid.
18,698. The district deteriorated even further in the 80s when crack cocaine arrived. (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee & Crack Cocaine) ibid.
18,699. By 1993 the LMG were running the streets. (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee) ibid.
18,700. The LMGs identify themselves with the colour red. (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee) ibid.
18,701. The LMGs and G-Train decided it was time to kill or be killed. The LMG were involved in a turf war with the Gangster Disciples and anyone else who threatened their drug profits. (Gangstas US: Memphis & Tennessee) ibid.
74,166. There’s a war raging in the music city [Nashville]. One gang is taking on all-comers. And there’s no limit to their violence. They kill for sport. This is Brown Pride. (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee) Gangland s5e11: Hunt & Kill, History 2009
74,167. Brown Pride, or BP, is notorious for beatings, murders, robberies and getting high. (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee) ibid.
74,168. Memphis Tennessee: ‘There’s 15,000 to 20,000 active gang members in the city of Memphis.’ (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee) Gangland s7e11: Road Warriors, Ray Lepone, History 2010
74,169. One of the biggest gangs is the Travelling Vice Lords, the TVL. More than 500 strong, they’re also the city’s most violent. (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee) ibid.
74,170. Their biggest rivals – the Gangster Disciples. (Gangs US: Memphis & Tennessee) ibid.
104,145. Shake-n-bake is fueling a meth epidemic. Users turn into amateur cooks. Pseudoephedrine converts to meth by a toxic chemical reaction. (Tennessee & Methamphetamine & Drugs & Gangs US: Tennessee) Drugs Inc s4e10: Stashville Tennessee, 2013
104,146. A chemical reaction in the bottle creates a build-up of deadly ammonia gas. (Tennessee & Methamphetamine & Drugs & Gangs US: Tennessee) ibid.
104,147. The number of meth labs is escalating dangerously. (Tennessee & Methamphetamine & Drugs & Gangs US: Tennessee) ibid.
104,148. Pain clinics have opened up across Tennessee. (Tennessee & Drugs & Pain & Gangs US: Tennessee) ibid.
70,770. South Memphis Tennessee: paranoid and trigger-happy drug dealers gather to protect their turf. Local drug gangs are under siege from local rivals looking to rip them off. (Drugs & Tennessee & Heroin & Gangs US: Memphis) Drugs Inc s5e5: Memphis Mayhem
70,771. A new breed of independent heroin dealer is taking over. (Drugs & Tennessee & Heroin & Gangs US: Memphis) ibid.
74,428. In 2010 Tennessee busted 2,157 meth labs – a national record. (Drugs & Tennessee & Gangs US: Memphis & Methamphetamine) Drugs Inc Compilation: Breakdown, National Geographic 2015