Studies have concluded that all mammals get about a billion heartbeats per lifetime. They can use them at a rate of 1,000 per minute, like the shrew, or space them out into slow, ponderous beats, over many years, as is the case for the Grey whale. researchgate.net/figure/T…
Lady Jane Grey reluctantly became queen of England on 10.7.1553, only to be removed from the throne after 9 days by the catholic supporters of the subsequent queen Mary and executed at a tender age of 17 for "treason". She became viewed protestant martyr for centuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lad…
Today I learned about the color greige. That stylish combination of beige and grey that is often used for modern interior decorating. thelandofcolor.com/how-to…
Actor John Candy was a high school football player, and a knee injury kept him from playing professionally. He was also part owner of the Toronto Argonauts and they won the Grey Cup that year. grunge.com/288460/the-spo…
Today I learned about Chocolate Blooms. When your chocolate is covered in white/grey powder, it means it has either had a Sugar Bloom or Fat Bloom. And it's still safe to eat! But means the chocolate has been stored incorrectly. mypanier.com/blogs/food-t…
Today I learned about The Whole Shabang, a brand of chips initially only sold at prison commissary stores. The chips were so popular amongst ex inmates that it became a grey market commodity and finally was sold to the general public. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 2018, 3 people walked out of a Texas aquarium with a grey horn shark hidden in a baby stroller. When authorities arrived at a suspect's home, they were shocked to find the shark "continuing to thrive" in a tank very similar to the one at the aquarium. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The original Hulk was not supposed to be green, but gray. Due to a printing error, the hulk was showed up as green instead of grey. screenrant.com/hulk-grey-…
Stress causes grey hair by activating flight-or-flight response, which drives pigment-producing cells away from hair follicles massivesci.com/notes/grey…
The Canadian Football League Expanded into the USA during the 90s. And during that time one CFLUSA team won their championship, the Grey Cup. The team had only been in existence for 3 years. rollingstone.com/culture/…
An African grey parrot named "Nigel," who spoke with a British accent, went missing from his California home. When he was returned 4 yrs later via his microchip to his British-American owner, Nigel was able to speak Spanish & sing bars from the theme of "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." theguardian.com/lifeandst…
An unusual friendship between a Female Grey Wolf and a Male Brown Bear was spotted every night for 10 days straight, spending several hours together between 8pm to 4am. They would even share food together. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Today I learned of Mim, an eastern grey kangaroo raised by a family who hand-fed her. After they released her, Mim roamed wild for years; but when wildfires burned near the family's home in Kulnura, Australia, Mim turned up at their door seeking shelter. They let her stay indoors where she lounged on a blanket. theguardian.com/environme…
Grey Squirrels do not hibernate, their bodies are incapable of storing enough fat to do so, they do sleep a lot though, giving rise to the belief they go into Winter hibernation until the spring. wildlifeworld.co.uk/squir…
In spite of Henry Fords mandate in 1909 that, "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.", this was not implemented until 1914. Until then, they were only available in grey, green, blue, and red. autonews.com/article/2003…
The book "Fifty Shades of Grey" originally began as Twilight fan fiction named "Master of the Universe" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fif…
Today I learned of Lady Jane Grey, aka England’s Forgotten Queen, because she was only the Queen of England for nine days in 1553. She only ascended to the throne because Edward VI wanted to keep a Protestant as the sovereign of England. She was then deposed and executed the following year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lad…
Calico cats are almost exclusively female except under rare genetic conditions will a male emerge. A calico cat is not to be confused with a tortoiseshell, which has a mostly mottled coat of black/orange or grey/cream with relatively few to no white markings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Waldo, an african grey parrot, is the lead singer of a death metal band called Hatebeak. It is the first band to feature an avian vocalist, and doesn't tour/play live because it would be "absolute torture for the bird to experience decibels at those levels.” thedailybeast.com/full-me…
The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone has become effectively a nature reserve home to hundreds of animal species, including grey wolves that are 7 times more abundant here than in surrounding areas; furthermore, the residual radiation from the disaster has dissipated far more quickly than anticipated. youtu.be/1lRIxuWgou8
Today I learned of Oleg Gordievsky, a KGB/MI6 double agent. If he required MI6 rescue, he was to stand on a street corner in Moscow at 730pm on a Tuesday holding a safeway bag, wearing a grey cap. MI6 would acknowledge by walking past him eating a chocolate bar. MI6 monitored this street corner for 10 years. theguardian.com/books/201…
In most artworks of George Washington has him using his Grey Horse named Blueskin. However, his Horse named Nelson was George Washington's most favoured Horse to use during the Revolutionary War, as he was not easily provoked by gunfire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nel…
Australia wanted to control its populations of grey-backed cane and French beetles, so it brought cane toads from the Americas to eat them. But in Australia the cane toad has no predators, so now they have a cane toad problem. Since then, the cane toad has become a problem in over 15 countries. environment.gov.au/biodiv…
Lady Jane Grey was the unofficial Queen of England for 9 days after Edward VI nominated her before his death since he didn’t want his Catholic sister, Mary I, to take the throne. She was beheaded by Mary I for treason britannica.com/biography/…
Grey Worm from Game Of Thrones(Jacob Anderson) is a musician that goes by the alias Raleigh Ritchie (named after his favourite characters from The Royal Tenenbaums) youtube.com/channel/UCQdD…
Grey wolves and dogs share 99.9% of their DNA and can breed with each other. snopes.com/fact-check/dog…
Despite selling over 35 million albums, the Grateful Dead have only had one song on the Billboard top 40: 1987’s β€œTouch of Grey” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tou…
73% of cars are white, black, silver, or grey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Continuous ingestion of Colloidal Silver [an alternative medicine] can cause skin to turn an irreversible blue/grey color - a condition called Argyria en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arg…
Pregnancy physically changes a woman's brain structure. Grey matter volume is decreased in certain areas, giving mothers a higher capacity for empathy to help better understand their baby. theguardian.com/science/2…
The best selling book of the 2010's was Fifty Shades of Grey. The second best selling was Fifty Shades Darker. The third best selling was Fifty Shades Freed. lithub.com/these-are-the-…
The Philippine eagle is the only bird of prey with blue-grey eyes philippineeaglefoundation…
While the 2nd Earl of Grey abolished slavery and reformed child labor laws in England during his political leadership, he will be most famously remembered for the beloved tea he helped introduce to the world. teatulia.com/tea-varietie…
**tint** is a mixture of a color with white, which reduces darkness, **shade** is a mixture with black, which increases darkness, **tone** is produced either by mixing a color with grey (or by both tinting and shading), and **hue** is how much red, blue and yellow it has. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
There is a small Pacific Island where about 10% of the population are completely colorblind (only see shades of black/white/grey). The condition limits vision in full sunlight, but may lead to sharper vision at night, like for night fishing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
A male grey wolf, dubbed OR-7 or Journey, migrated more then 1000 miles alone through Oregon and California in search of a mate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OR-…
When the moon was created, approximately 4 billion years ago, it was orbiting at a distance of only 15000 - 20000 miles away, would have looked about 15 times as wide and its outer surface was an ocean of molten rock. Today it orbits at a distance of 238000 miles and is solid grey rock. discovermagazine.com/the-…
Research shows distinct changes in the brains of London taxi drivers throughout the process of acquiring 'The Knowledge' (memorising the 320 routes within 6 miles of Charring Cross). An increase in grey matter and better memory "proved the brain could adapt to new tasks, even in adulthood." bbc.co.uk/news/health-160…
Today I learned of Yosuke the lost African grey parrot who was reunited with his owners after reciting their full address and his name to the veterinarian who found him. "I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian. nbcnews.com/id/24753683/n…
Dirty Dancing actress Jennifer Grey (Baby) was in a car accident with Ferris Buellers Day off star, Matthew Broderick that killed a mom and daughter. Broderick was at fault. This mostly haulted Grey's career due to survivors guilt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jen…
Zane Grey has had 116 movies adapted from his books, more than any other author. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zan…
The first animal to ask an existential question was from a parrot named Alex. He asked what color he was, and learned that it was "grey". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Alfred Hitchcock based the villain of one of his films on a producer that he hated, David Selznick. Hitchcock gave the actor playing the villain glasses just like Selznick’s and made his hair curly and grey to match Selznick’s hair. He also taught him many of the producer’s mannerisms. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Gerontologist Aubrey de Grey predicts that the first person to live to 150 is already born and the first person to live to 1000 will be born before the year 2036 reuters.com/article/us-ag…
One of the few remaining trams which survived the Hiroshima bomb has been restored to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack. It has been repainted its original colours - blue and grey - and has video testimony from survivors on board youtube.com/watch?v=vUgPV…
Wild salmon flesh is red because of pigments in the krill they eat. It is the same pigment that turns lobsters and flamingos red/pink. If this is not supplemented in farmed salmon, their flesh will be the normal grey of other fish. This is why farmed salmon says, "color added". food-info.net/uk/qa/qa-fp…
Grey is the british use of the word, and gray is the american use. quickanddirtytips.com/edu…
The CFL is older than the NFL. At one point it also had American teams and in 1995 an American team won the Grey Cup (CFLs Super Bowl equivalent). thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
"The color of walrus varies. When walrus are in cold water, they may appear pale brown, grey, or even yellowish. On land, when walrus are warm, they are pinkish to darker brown. This color change is a result of their temperature regulation mechanism." fws.gov/refuge/Togiak/wil…
Hulk was originally intended to be grey. Ink problems released in the first edition made Stan Lee decide it should be green. hulk.fandom.com/wiki/Grey…

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