A study was conducted in an Australian University in 2008 found that "male science nerds" are most likely to be virgins and that female art majors were the most sexually active, but have little knowledge of what chlamydia is. The study was prompted by rapidly increasing cases of chlamydia. smh.com.au/national/male-…
In 1989, a man placed a Β£30 bet that as of January 1, 2000: U2 would still be active; Cliff Richard would be knighted; EastEnders would still be a weekly BBC show; and Neighbours and Home and Away would still be on British TV. He was given odds of 6,479-1, and in January 2000 collected Β£194,400 bettingdoctor.co.uk/blog/…
Today I learned of the Decade Volcanoes, a list of 16 active volcanoes with high risk of sudden destructive eruptions and significant potential to kill hundreds of thousands of people. The list includes Mount Rainier, Mount Etna, Santorini, Mount Vesuvius, and Mauna Loa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dec…
The Democratic Party in the United States is the world's oldest active political party. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
Today I learned about the Buffalo Soldiers, all-black regiments formed after the Civil War. Active during the Indian Wars, the 10th Cavalry were first nicknamed "Buffalo Soldiers" by Native Americans who thought the men were fierce fighters whose hair resembled a buffalo's coat. nps.gov/chyo/learn/histor…
There’s an active Jewish cemetery completely surrounded by the GM Hamtramck assembly plant. Access is only permitted on Rosh Hashanah and the Sunday before Passover. atlasobscura.com/places/b…
Prussian King Frederick William I had a regiment of very tall men, known as the "Potsdam Giants". The taller they were, the more they were paid - and they were paired with tall women, to breed giant soldiers. However, they were never sent on active service, as they were considered too valuable historyanswers.co.uk/hist…
In August 1968 after being turned down by 19 other teams, the Atlanta Braves signed 62-year-old pitcher Satchel Paige so he could get his MLB pension. He needed only 158 days on an active roster to reach the five-year minimum required to receive his pension. He collected $250 a month. theundefeated.com/feature…
39.7% of US households still have an active landline telephone in their residence, with the β€œ65 and up” demographic being the only group where more than 50% (66.8%) have a landline at home and the β€œ25-34” age group having less than a 20% chance of having one. cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/ea…
By winning his 7th National Championship, University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has more national championships than all other active FBS college football coaches combined. fanbuzz.com/college-footb…
Today I learned of Pieter Peutemans, a Dutch artist active in the late 1600's. He was engaged in anatomical studies in a room full of skeletons, when an earthquake struck. The shaking made the skeletons move and dance, and he fled the room in terror, dying of shock shortly thereafter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
Today I learned of Prince Charles Edward, a grandson of Queen Victoria and grandfather of the current King of Sweeden. Although was born and educated in England, he fought for Germany in WWI and lost his British royal titles. He later became an active member of the Nazi party and joined the SS during WWII. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Construction workers at the new World Trade Center site in NYC stumbled upon the hull of an 18th century Philadelphia sloop active in colonial-era Caribbean trade. Tree-ring scientists at Columbia University found that the wood used to build the ship were felled in 1773. history.com/news/tree-rin…
There is a region of active volcanoes covering much of Germany. One of the last eruptions occurred 12,900 years ago and had an intensity comparable to the eruption of Krakatoa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
Australia has two active volcanoes located on Heard and McDonald Island, located 2,500 miles off the coast of Perth. Mawson Peak, the taller of the two, is also Australia's tallest mountain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Two female pitbull terriers, Budgie and Basil were the vocalists of a band named Caninus. The band was signed to War Torn Records , had three releases and was active from 2003 to 2011 when sadly Basil had to be euthanized after brain tumor .Vocalist Budgie also died in early 2016. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Men produce a higher percentage of motile sperm in their ejaculates after viewing sexually explicit images of two men and one woman (a sperm competition risk) than after viewing sexually explicit images of three women, likely indicating a response to an active risk of sperm competition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
Scientists discovered sharks that are living in an active underwater volcano. Divers cannot investigate because they would get burns from the acidity and heat. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
A 9th-century biographer named Notker the Stammerer alleged that a goblin was active in a drought-stricken town in France during the reign of Charlemagne (r. 768-814). It supposedly stole wine from a bishop and gave drinks freely to a townsman. Yet, the goblin was allegedly caught and flogged. thehistorianshut.com/2018…
Today I learned of the "Pink Panthers," an international gang of ex-soldiers reponsible for stealing almost $1 billion in jewelry. They were most active in the 2000s, and have used disguises, tear gas, and even speedboats in their heists. jewellermagazine.com/Arti…
As of 2012 there is still an active witch hunting unit in Saudi Arabia. In 2009, 118 people were charged with witchcraft and by 2011 there were 9 bureaus in the country to combat sorcery. The US has been accused of having sorcerers. theatlantic.com/internati…
The Death of Prince George, Duke of Kent in WWII, marked the first death of a member of the Royal Family on active service for 500 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
GitHub, a hosting corporation for software development and version control, stored 21 terabytes of all active public repositories on film reels as QR codes in a mine in Norway. It is expected to last 500 - 1000 years. github.blog/2020-07-16-gi…
Nocturnal animals only come out at night, diurnal animals are active during the day, and crepuscular animals are those most active during the twilight hours at dawn and dusk. wisegeek.com/what-do-the-…
That, as of 2020, Facebook (including "core products" Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger) has more users than the population of the U.S., China, and Brazil combined. More than 2.74 billion people are active Facebook core users, and 3.21 billion people log into its platforms each month zephoria.com/top-15-valua…
Unlike most owls, pueo are active during the day and are commonly seen hovering or soaring over open areas. The species is thought to have colonized the Hawaiian Islands sometime after the arrival of Polynesians. They are very sacred to Hawaiians because they protect individuals from harm. fws.gov/refuge/Hakalau_Fo…
California Memorial Stadium at UC Berkely lies on top of an active earthquake fault, the Hayward Fault. haywardfaultucberkeley.pr…
Today I learned of the Circumcellions. Active in the 4th century AD, they believed martyrdom was the highest Christian virtue. They could often be found harassing travelers with clubs and shouting Laudate Deum (Latin for Praise God) in the hopes of getting killed and achieving martyrdom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cir…
Former (but then active) German Chancellor Helmut Kohl personally took on protesters throwing eggs at him. theguardian.com/world/201…
1914 had the least active Atlantic hurricane season on record, with only one storm recorded in all year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/191…
A German study found that wine tasted better if the drinker thinks it's more expensive. Subjects inside an MRI scanner tasted a $14 red wine 3x but were told each sip was from bottles costing $3, $7, & $21. The brain's motivation & reward center was more active for the "more expensive" wine. nypost.com/2017/08/15/you…
Australia has a few β€œactive” volcanos meaning they’ve erupted in the last 10k years, could erupt again and scientists are pushing for a volcanic eruption action plan. lighthouse.mq.edu.au/arti…
Eating active yeast is not harmful unless you eat bread dough as well. leaf.tv/articles/what-hap…
The FBI agent, Robert Hansen, who spied for the USSR also allowed his neighbor to watch him and his wife have sex, had a long term relationship with a stripper, and was an active member of Opus Dei. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
The city of Berlin, Germany still has around 37,000 active gas street lamps en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lam…
In the original cut of The Santa Clause Tim Allen's character looks at a phone number and says "1-800-SPANK-ME. I know that number." This scene was cut from all home media releases after a kid in Washington called the number - which led to an active sex hotline - and racked up a $400 phone bill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Around 15% of active Twitter accounts are social bots. This means there are nearly 48 million accounts that are not controlled by humans. cbsnews.com/news/48-milli…
By law the US required to have at least 11 active aircraft carriers in the fleet law.cornell.edu/uscode/te…
Hawaii still has an active leper colony thedailybeast.com/hawaii-…
When Hitler was Chancellor Jewish orgs/papers said, "nobody would dare to touch Jewish constitutional rights", "forces are active that would turn against a barbarian anti-Jewish policy.", "It is a hopeless misjudgement to think that one could force a dictatorial regime upon the German nation." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
In 1983 the top dart players of the world including all active former world champions broke away from the British Darts Organization and founded their own organization, and although there have been conciliation movements, the split remains to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spl…
Today I learned of Max Impact: the β€œpremier” rock band of the Air Force, which plays their own music along with covers, and is comprised of active military members. music.af.mil/Bands/The-Un…
Today I learned about the idea of the Good Country Index: to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and other international organizations. This has been active since 2014 goodcountry.org/index/res…
Today I learned about The Human Library, an international organization/movement started in 2000 and active in more than 80 countries where, instead of books you 'borrow' people. People with interesting and unique life stories volunteer to be the 'books' and share their experience and answer questions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Tennis athletes runs at least two times more distance than the most active American Football players in each of their respective matches. nydailynews.com/life-styl…
Despite only erupting 4 times, the Sangay Volcano is Ecuador's most active volcano with its current eruption lasting since 1934 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
A key piece of evidence in an active murder investigation, a unique pair of eyeglasses, was sent to the show "Unsolved Mysteries" for their segment profiling the case. After Robert Stack handled them with his bare hands, they were lost. An innocent man was imprisoned for two decades. denverpost.com/2007/07/24…
Animals are increasingly shifting from day to night to avoid people. Even activities like hiking and camping can scare animals, causing them to become more active at night. phys.org/news/2018-06-ani…
- Bees don't buzz during an eclipse - Using tiny microphones suspended among flowers, researchers recorded the buzzing of bees during the 2017 North American eclipse. The bees were active and noisy right up to the last moments before totality. As totality hit, the bees all went silent in unison. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Recent research suggests that phytochemicals, which are found in plants and which are biologically active in the human body, should be consumed from whole foods such as fruits and vegetables. Their health benefits are either very limited or absent when consumed as a pill or a plant extract. academic.oup.com/ajcn/art…

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