Researchers have found that the β€˜spring forward’ to daylight savings time (i.e. putting your clocks forward an hour) causes a 6% increase in fatal car accidents in the US during the workweek following the adjustment, and results in about 28 additional deaths each year. medicalxpress.com/news/20…
Sci-Fi writer Philip K. Dick's writing had accumulated a total revenue of over US $1 billion by 2009: Blade Runner (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall (from We Can Remember It for You Wholesale), Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, The Adjustment Bureau, among others. wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip…
The best-selling solo jazz album in history was performed on a piano in bad condition, w/broken pedals, requiring hours of adjustments to make playable. The artist Keith Jarret arrived at the venue sleep deprived & in back pain. He almost canceled but didn’t bc the recording equipment was set up en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Tangier Island, Virginia, home to some 700 people and center of the softshell crab fishery, is shrinking at a rate of 15 feet per year, due to a combination of erosion, sea-level rise, and glacial isostatic adjustment newyorker.com/news/dispat…
The New Deal, 1933 Agricultural Adjustment Act set production quotas on food during the Great Depression. It led to 6 million pigs being slaughtered and not made into bacon, causing a public outcry from starving Americans. livinghistoryfarm.org/far…
Daniel David Palmer, the father of chiropractic maintained the notion and basic principles of chiropractic treatment were passed along to him during a seance by a long dead doctor. Before learning of spinal adjustment from a supernatural entity, he was also a magnetic healer. latimes.com/business/laza…
A customer was gifted overgenerous contract terms due to a misplaced comma in a contract with aerospace giant Lockheed Martin. The erroneous comma radically altered the inflation-adjustment formula resulting in $70 million loss to Lockheed Martin. money.cnn.com/1999/06/18/…
Evelyn Hooker was a psychologist most notable for her 1957 paper "The Adjustment of the Male Overt Homosexual" in which she argues that homosexuality is not a mental disorder, as there was no detectable difference between homosexual and heterosexual men in terms of mental adjustment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve…
The movies Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, The Adjustment Bureau, Screamers and Paycheck (among others) are all based on short stories by author Philip K. Dick (1928 – 1982) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Back in the day of the first iPods the shuffle algorithm was overcomplicated so the audience complained about some songs being repeated more than others so Steve Jobs made an adjustment and simply said "we're making it less random to make it feel more random" laphamsquarterly.org/luck…
There is only one time zone for all of India. India does not observe any form of daylight saving time or any other seasonal adjustments to the time. greenwichmeantime.com/tim…
Astronomer Percival Lowell believed that he was the first person to observe canals on Venus, but because of a faulty adjustment of the eyepiece of his telescope, he was in fact looking at the blood vessels in his own eye. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
US Congressmen and Congresswomen earn $174,000 to $223,500 a year, have a guaranteed cost-of-living-adjustment, can trade stocks based on the information they get from public office, have great healthcare, and set their own salaries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Weird Al wrote "The Saga Begins" purely from information gathered from Internet Spoilers. After seeing the movie, his song was so accurate that he only needed to make minor adjustments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Kelimutu volcano in Indonesia has three volcanic crater lakes that differ in color, and periodically change due to adjustments in the oxidation-reduction status of the fluid of each lake en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kel…
NASA keeps a baseball bat in Mission Control for "attitude adjustments" arstechnica.com/science/2…
Today I learned that pirates wore an eyepatch to circumvent the adjustment period of going from the light to the darkness below deck. m.wisegeek.com/why-did-pi…
Although Philip K Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near-poverty, 11 popular films based on his works have been produced, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, The Adjustment Bureau and Impostor. kirjasto.sci.fi/pkdick.ht…
Carrots actually do help your vision in the dark as a deficiency of vitamin A will hinder the adjustment of eye cells to low levels of light. science.howstuffworks.com…
The movies Minority Report, Total Recall, Blade Runner, The Adjustment Bureau, A Scanner Darkly and Screamers are all based on works by author Philip K. Dick en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The modern filming frame rate of 30fps (as in 1080p 30p) is actually 29.97fps. This minuscule adjustment was initiated by most production companies in 1953 when the switch from black & white to color film slightly altered the amount of time each frame needs to be viewed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTS…
Since 1972, there have been 27 leap seconds, an adjustment used because of irregularities in Earth's rotation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
The author whose books inspired Minority Report, Total Recall, The Adjustment Bureau, and A Scanner Darkly died poor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Today I learned of the Overton Window, a measure of public acceptance of an idea, the adjustment of which can be used to alter the public's opinion of a controversial idea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ove…
Lacking the oculomotor control that we humans possess, chickens have evolved to offload these compensatory adjustments to the muscles of the head and neck, giving their heads a steadycam-like ability. io9.com/car-ad-perfectly-…
(from xkcd) that GPS requires adjustments for both special and general relativity in order for it to work. astronomy.ohio-state.edu/…
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) protects workers, their families, and communities by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide notification 60 calendar days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs. dol.gov/compliance/laws/c…
Crown Princess Masako of Japan has been under treatment for adjustment disorder for almost a decade. It's speculated to be partly due to the pressure on her to produce a male heir to the throne. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
There are Starquakes, analogous to earthquakes, that occur when the crust of a neutron star undergoes a sudden adjustment, and produce giant gamma ray flares. On the Richter scale one was estimated to be a whopping 32; the largest earthquake on Earth (Valdivia, Chile 1960) was a 9.5. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
When United Airlines Flight 232 lost the use of its hydraulic flight controls, it made rough steering adjustments by alternating thrust between two remaining engines. 184 survived the crash landing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
According to new research white-collar criminals report no greater level of difficulty adjusting to prison than do other prison populations. In fact, in some instances, white-collar criminals have fewer adjustment challenges universityherald.com/arti…
Shadowstats.com still calculates Consumer Inflation using 1980 rules (without substitution, hedonic adjustments). This rate has been high single digits for the last 15 years. shadowstats.com/alternate…
Universal Studios owns a non-555 phone number (212.664.7665) for use in movies like The Adjustment Bureau. imdb.com/title/tt1385826/…
You can be denied a US visa on the grounds of "coming to the United States solely, principally, or incidentally to engage in prostitution, or has engaged in prostitution within 10 years of the date of application for a visa, admission, or adjustment of status”. thailand-lawyer.com/us-vi…

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