From 1999 to 2009 (at minimum), the number of people killed by venomous spiders each year correlated with the number of letters in the winning word of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. This fact is deliberate illustrative example of data dredging AKA P-hacking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dat…
Scientists have found "supercorals" in Hawaii’s Kāne’ohe Bay, where a reef is thriving despite development, dredging, sewage and high temperatures. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
In South Carolina there is a business of dredging up old-growth forest logs that have been preserved in river mud for over 100 years n.pr/13fhWWV
In 1962, developers planned to dredge 8,000 acres of Biscayne Bay in Florida to build hotels and a seaport. When a fisherman, Lloyd Miller, campaigned against the plans, those supporting the development poisoned his dog and tried to have him fired from his job at Pan American Airways. home.nps.gov/bisc/learn/h…
In 1914, British WWI soldier Thomas Hughes tossed a beer bottle with a letter to his wife into the English Channel. He was killed two days later. In 1999, a fisherman dredged up the bottle in the River Thames. Although Hughes' wife had died in 1979, it was delivered to his 86-year old daughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mes…
The Russian city of Norilsk, due to industrial nickel smelting operations, has such severe pollution that ponds within the city are dredged to recover the valuable heavy metals that accumulate in their bottom sediment nytimes.com/2007/07/12/wo…
Only specific types of sand are useful in important building materials like concrete. This has creates a shortage of sand in some areas leading to black markets for illegally mined sand run by sand mafias and sand pirates. npr.org/2018/08/14/637734…
Today I learned of the 1930's plan to dredge a barge canal across the state of Florida to connect the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The canal was about 28% complete when construction was cancelled, and to this day a State Road has a high bridge over a completed section. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Dubai Emir Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum seeks "development as a way to eliminate the emirate's reliance on dwindling oil supplies." The Palm Islands are made with "sand dredged from the sea floor. Palm Jumeirah is made from 3,257,212,970.389 cubic feet of ocean sand vibro-compacted into place" adventure.howstuffworks.c…
Curiosity killed the clam. This clam was dredged up from the bottom of the ocean near Iceland and was inadvertently killed by scientists by freezing it. It was later discovered to be more than 500 years old. theverge.com/2013/11/17/5…
Nicaraguan troops once accidentally marched into Costa Rica, destroyed a protected forest, dredged the San Juan river, and dumped all the stuff they scooped out of it into Costa Rican territory, all because their commander used Google maps when planning, instead of military charts. wired.com/dangerroom/2010…
In the Supreme Court case United States v. Maine it was ruled Long Island is not, for legal purposes, an island. It was based on the reasoning that until the East river had been dredged, Long Island had simply an extension of the mainland and is thus not a natural island. law.cornell.edu/supremeco…
A clam dredged from Icelandic waters had lived for 400 years sciencedaily.com/releases…
There is a sunken landmass that once connected Great Britain to Europe, and numerous artifacts and even Neanderthal bone fragments have been dredged up from there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog…
Dredg recorded their album El Cielo at Skywalker Ranch, and was Influenced by Salvador Dali and the phenomena of sleep paralysis en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dre…
Concrete Can Be Recycled en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Scientists accidentally killed oldest animal Ming the clam at age 507 years old, which was born before Colombus discovered America and before Henry VIII had even married his first wife Catherine of Aragon news.nationalgeographic.c…
A nuclear bomb was accidentally dropped on or near Tybee Island, GA. It didn't detonate, some saying it didn't have a fuse, but has also never been located. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The world's most powerful water pump could fill the world's biggest supertanker with water in 2 hrs 19 mins, the world's most voluminous building in 2 days 13 hrs 32 mins and it would take it 12,464 years to empty the world's most voluminous lake. pressurewashr.com/the-wor…
The San Francisco Bay has an average depth of only about "a swimming pool - 12 to 15 feet" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Ignaz Semmelweis the doctor who discovered that washing hands prevented the spread of disease npr.org/sections/health-s…
Off of the coast of Dubai is an artificial archipelago roughly in the shape of the World Map. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Colorado River hasn't reached the ocean since 1998, but instead dries up 50 miles from the coast e360.yale.edu/feature/vid…
Colonel Sanders asked Bill Summers of Marion-Kay Spices to recreate his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices. While alive, Sanders recommended the Marion-Kay seasoning to franchisees over the corporate version, as he believed the latter had been made inferior by its owners. It's now sold as 99X. worldlibrary.org/articles…
The widening of the Panama canal has caused many ports to fund mass expansion to accommodate larger ships. Some of which has led to environment concerns. ehp.niehs.nih.gov/120-a47…
Today I Learned that DΓ©jΓ  Vu is not the only 'Vu' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The Mining Market for Replenishing Beach Sand Is a Billion Dollar Industry in the U.S. Alone, and It Has Been Growing 10% per Year since 2008 wbez.org/series/front-cen…
Scientists dated the oldest animal at 507 then they accidentally killed it. news.yahoo.com/scientists…
Balto the heroic sled dog was mounted by a taxidermist and is now stuck in Cleveland... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…

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