This Soviet Russian was so good at coal mining that he made it to the cover of Time magazine, and was awarded a handful of prestigious acknowledgments. Alexsei G Stakhanov. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Lesbianism is technically allowed under Judaism since, unlike male homosexuality, no punishment for it or acknowledgment of it is made in holy scriptures presumably because it was thought that women could not possibly form sexual attractions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
The Constitution was originally decried by prominent Christian fundamentalists as fundamentally godless, stating "We formed our Constitution without any acknowledgment of God...Thus we commenced our national existence under the present system, without God." wthrockmorton.com/2013/07…
There is only one acknowledgment of New Coke at the World of Coca-Cola, the official museum of Coca-Cola. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
In 1993, the U.S. signed Public Law 103-150, also known as "The Apology Resolution". This acknowledged that the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893 was an illegal act. Hawaiians have used this resolution as an argument for their sovereignty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
The song '(She's a) Brick House' was written after the band (The Commodores) couldn't come up with lyrics to the funky riff. The wife of the record's producer wrote the lyrics one night and the band loved it. She never got official credit but the band has publicly acknowledged her as the writer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
The USSR considered Darwinian evolution a lie created by "bourgeois capitalism", and instead opted for Lamarckian evolution for political reasons. The failure of Soviet biologists to acknowledge natural selection resulted in a series of crop failures and food shortages. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Despite never going to Japan, Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker's studies on Seaweed resulted in a massive growth in Japanese Nori, and a local festival was made in her honor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
During World War 2, over 120 000 Japanese Americans were held in concentration camps around America, most without any reason except their race. It wasn't publicly acknowledged as a human rights violation by the US government until four decades later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
In California all DUI convicts are made to sign β€œThe Watson Admonishment”, which forces them to acknowledge the danger of DUI. If you are the cause of fatal DUI after signing this you are charged with murder rather than manslaughter. codes.findlaw.com/ca/vehi…
Today I learned of the California Genocide, an oft-forgotten event in U.S. history due to occurring at the same time at the California Gold Rush. The Native American population of California decreased from as many as 150,000 in 1848 to 30,000 in 1870. Tribes such as the Yahi were hunted to extinction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
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…
Fred Phelps was excommunicated from Westboro Baptist Church before his death for having a change of heart about his religious beliefs and acknowledging the "Equality House," a local LGBT support organization, as "good people." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Vernon J Baker was awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in action near Viareggio, Italy, The federal government later acknowledged racism was the reason he wasn't awarded the medal until 50 years later. wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon…
There are currently 44 publicly acknowledged closed cities in Russia. It’s believed that an additional 15 or so closed cities exist in Russia, but their names and locations have not been publicly disclosed gothepodcast.com/blog/201…
Jesse Owens was not only not acknowledged by Hitler, but also from his president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Only white Olympians were invited to the White House in 1936. Most likely, FDR did not want to risk losing the support of Southern Democrats by appearing overly soft on the race issue. britannica.com/story/was-…
The CIA actively helped Indonesian dictator Suharto massacre an estimated 1 million suspected Communist Party sympathizers in 1965, providing training, mass media suppression, and lists of individuals whom they later acknowledged as being innocent. theatlantic.com/internati…
Today I learned of the crazy story of the colonial Australian Judge who refused to acknowledge the validity of any colonial law that contradicted British Law. Eventually he was removed from office and the British had to pass a law to specifically say that colonial laws were valid. adb.anu.edu.au/biography/…
Today I learned about the fallacy called "Galileo Gambit". The argument goes that since Galileo was ridiculed in his time but later acknowledged to be right, that since people with non-mainstream views are ridiculed and rejected by other scientists, they will later be recognized as correct too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ass…
Today I learned about Self-plagiarism, when you reuse portion of your own work without acknowledging that you're doing so or citing the original work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
On September 10, 2003, Kodak, the largest film company on the planet, announced it was no longer investing money in the development of traditional film technologies. The company that single-handedly invented the business of photography acknowledged the shift away from film. cineprostock.com/blog/jaw…
Julius Caesar’s only son, Caesarion, was the last Pharaoh of Egypt. Even though Cleopatra swears he is Caesar’s son, Caesar never officially acknowledged him. factzpedia.com/2020/01/ju…
Today I learned about the world's oldest cured ham. It was overlooked on its hook at Gwaltney Foods in 1902 and hung from a rafter for twenty years. The company owner then declared it his pet ham, put a collar on it, and took it to exhibitions. It's now in a museum in Isle of Wight County, VA. It has a Twitter. atlasobscura.com/places/w…
In 2016 after a video essay by Every Frame a Painting criticised the music in the Marvel franchise as being 'unmemorable'. Marvel acknowledge the video and sought to improve their scores, with Mark Mothersbaugh paving the way in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) the following year. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
In the movie "Pursuit of Happyness" Chris Gardner, the person who the movie is based on walks past Will and Jaden in the final scene. Gardner and Will acknowledge each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Many dentists acknowledge that for adults with good oral hygiene practices, seeing the dentist twice a year is probably more often than is really necessary. Once every 12-16 months is perfectly sufficient for many people. theatlantic.com/magazine/…
In 1989 around 2 million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania held hands in peaceful protest against the Soviet Union, creating a chain of people that was 600 km long. Known as the Baltic Chain, it sparked demonstrations overseas and forced the USSR to acknowledge its crimes. thebalticway.eu/en/histor…
A small war was fought between the 3 original settlements that would become Milwaukee. Even today the bridges downtown are crooked because each settlement refused to acknowledge the street layout of the settlements on the other side of the river. milwaukeeriverkeeper.org/…
The name "Ouija board" came from a medium asking a Ouija board what they should call it. The board also told her it meant "Good luck." In a related circumstance, the medium acknowledged she wearing a locket with the picture of a woman with the name β€œOuija” above her head. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Edgar Allen Poe wrote "William Wilson", a story where doppelgangers share a name and similar traits. In the 1980s, there were 2 switch hitter, center fielders, that shared similar traits and backgrounds, playing in the MLB. Their names were William Wilson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Ben Franklin "predicted" Titan Leeds, a rival publicist, to die on Oct. 17, 1733. When he proceeded to not die, Franklin published an obituary anyways. When Leeds challenged this, Franklin insisted he did in-fact die and would only acknowledge the "inferior imposter" until Leeds actual death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit…
There is a beetle and a spider named after Leonardo DiCaprio to acknowledge his work in promoting environmental awareness en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
The Simpons character "Edna Krabappel" was retired after Emmy Award-winning voice actress Marcia Wallace died in 2013. To acknowledged her death, the chalkboard in the opening sequence was changed to read a single "We'll really miss you Mrs. K" simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/E…
After WW2, most countries did not acknowledge the treatement of homosexuals in concentration camps in Nazi Germany. Some men were even re-arrested and imprisoned based on evidence found during the Nazi years. The German government finally apologised in 2002. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Seattle changed Columbus day to indigenous peoples day in 2014 to acknowledge that native Americans were living in the Americas long before Columbus "discovered" it. time.com/3476651/seattle-…
The Winslows from Family Matters had a 2nd daughter named Judy that went upstairs in Season 4 and was never heard from or acknowledged again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai…
Fred Phelps was excommunicated from Westboro Baptist Church before his death for having a change of heart about his religious beliefs and acknowledging the "Equality House," a local LGBT support organization, as "good people." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
The author of FIGHT CLUB came up with the foundation of the novel after being beaten up on a camping trip when he complained to nearby campers about the noise of their radio. When he returned to work, nobody would acknowledge his injuries instead asking things like "How was your weekend?" theguardian.com/books/200…
No mob figure had publicly admitted the Mafia existed until 1963, when Joseph Valachi acknowledged the existence of La Cosa Nostra in testimony to Congress after accidentally (& brutally) killing the wrong guy in prison. nyti.ms/2CQs43Y
Neil Armstrong while in the USSR collected a handful of soil from outside a Ukrainian man's house in Siberia to acknowledge that man's contribution to Apollo-11 Moon Mission en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yur…
Woody Allen has consistently refused to attend the Oscars or acknowledge his Oscar wins. His publicly given reason is his standing engagement to play clarinet in a Monday night ensemble. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The American Kennel Club does not recognize the American Pit Bull Terrier, but does acknowledge the Staffordshire terrier. The name distinction was created in an effort to separate the breed from bad publicity dogtime.com/advocacy/3901…
Approximately two dozen Americans were killed by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, a fact that the US did not acknowledge until the 1970s. thenation.com/article/hid…
Clement Wragge, an Australian forecaster, was the first to give actual names to tropical storms and hurricanes . When the Australian government refused to acknowledge his system, he started naming the hurricanes after the the politicians he disliked or those that wouldn't support him. weather.com/storms/hurric…
In the year 1909, the British Intelligence Agency MI6 was formed but it was kept such a secret that it wasn't formally acknowledged until the year 1994. campaignlive.co.uk/articl…
Carolyn Davidson, the designer of the iconic Nike Swoosh, was originally paid just $35 for her work. Later the company acknowledged the impact of the logo and gave her shares, now worth a million dollars. businessinsider.com/how-a…
Today I learned about Oliva Sabuco de Nantes Barrera (1562-1646): A philosopher-psychologist who wrote at age 25 on human and animal psychology, especially on the effects emotions have on our health. Her hypotheses fall much in line with modern observations and likely contributed to today’s applied psychology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Rather then acknowledging their role in the Armenian Genocide, Turkey built the Igdir Genocide Memorial in 1999 to commemorate the "massacres" which Armenians carried out against the Turks betweeen 1915-1920. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%C…
Francis Hong Yong-ho, the last Catholic Bishop of Pyongyang, was imprisoned in 1949 by Kim Il-sung's regime and disappeared. Vatican documents listed him as the Bishop until 2013, when they finally acknowledged his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
In the 1860's When animals bones became scarce for the Eden Mill they raided Maori Burial caves for skeletons. mounteden.co.nz/mount-ede…

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