The Black Plague solved the overpopulation problem in the 14th century. In the aftermath, there was more land available, more food for better dietary habits, more money due to an increase in wages and an increase in life expectancy. americanscientist.org/art…
A fire truck from the TV show "Third Watch" was put into active duty with the FDNY in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. youtube.com/watch?v=DKPBH…
"We'll meet again", the song from the final scene of Dr Strangelove, would have also been used by the BBC Radio for "morale-boosting" in the aftermath of a nuclear war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We%…
88 Years ago on 1st Mar, 1932 , 20-mon old son of Charles Lindbergh (who flew the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927) was kidnapped. Even Al Capone offered his help from prison. In the aftermath of the crime (baby found dead) kidnapping was finally made a federal offense in USA history.com/this-day-in-h…
In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, US-based missionaries attempted to move 33 "orphans" out of the country for adoption. They were not orphans. The missionary leader was the only one charged with a crime, and she served six months in prison. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
In the aftermath of Katrina, Mexico deployed 184 personnel to aid relief,including handing out 100,000+ meals and supplies. This was the first flagged and uniformed deployment of Mexican military personnel in the USA in 150 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mex…
Today I learned about Operation Unthinkable, in which the Allies would invade the Soviet Union in a surprise attack, enlisting German P.O.W and U.S help in the aftermath of WW2. nationalarchives.gov.uk/e…
In the aftermath of a car crash that had killed 5 people, two similar looking blond girls were mistaken for one another. One girl was buried and mourned, while the other was hospitalised but unable to communicate due to her injuries. Five weeks later, the mistake was realised. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
Comedian Louis CK lost $35,000,000 due to cancelled projects, shows etc. in aftermath of his sexual scandal in 2017. youtube.com/watch?v=3Ji6A…
In 1969, El Salvador and Honduras fought a four-day conflict that cost thousands of lives and displaced thousands more in the aftermath of a Football game. The struggle is still remembered as the football war. bbc.com/news/amp/world-la…
During the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing many business in the Boston area closed while the manhunt for the suspect was underway. Only Dunkin' Donuts kept its stores open in order to serve food and drinks to Police and Emergency Responders huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…
There is a semi-popular myth that Iceland is the largest producer of Bananas in Europe. The myth originates from various books and other media during the aftermath of World War 2, but domestically grown bananas havenΒ΄t been commercially sold on Iceland since the 1960s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
In April 1943, Jews living in the Warsaw Ghetto started an uprising against the Nazis. The revolt ended a month later, resulting in the deaths of only 100 Nazis, and over 57000 Jews being killed during the Uprising or in the aftermath. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
In 1531 the Portuguese poet Gil Vicente averted a massacre of Jews. He personally wrote to the king scolding fear-mongers for targeting Jews in the aftermath of an earthquake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/153…
Today I learned of Operation Yellowbird: A rescue party consisting of French diplomats, MI6, The CIA, Hong Kong and Asian mafias. The operation helped 400 Chinese dissidents escape to western countries in the aftermath of Tiananmen Square. wikipedia.org/wiki/Operat…
In the Aftermath of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster there were no deaths from radiation, the WHO determined area residents would have undetectable levels of radiation-induced health effects, and affected sea life had less radioactivity than what occurs naturally in a banana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rad…
The number of 9/11 aftermath related deaths is set to outnumber the number that died on the day eu.lohud.com/story/opinio…
At one point, the Beatles album "Revolver" was going to be named "After Geography", a pun on the Rolling Stones album "Aftermath". rollingstone.com/music/mu…
The Saints almost relocated to San Antonio in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina nytimes.com/2010/02/14/sp…
In the aftermath of the Lockerbie bombing, part of The Netherlands was declared Scottish to facilitate the trial of the accused Libyans. nytimes.com/2000/08/01/wo…
The Plague solved an overpopulation problem in 14th century Europe. In the aftermath wages increased, rent decreased, wealth was more evenly distributed, diet improved and life expectancy increased. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
That, in the immediate aftermath of Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968, 31 percent of Americans surveyed felt he brought it on himself huffpost.com/entry/in-196…
In the aftermath of The Falklands War, Argentina banned all music in the English language en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
The idea for the Red Cross came about in 1859, when a Swiss man, Henry Dunant saw the aftermath of a battle in Italy and witnessed 40,000 men dying with no medical care. 5 years later,12 governments adopted the first Geneva convention; defining medical services as β€œNeutral” in wartime. ifrc.org/en/who-we-are/hi…
The IRS employee manual includes provisions for collecting taxes in the aftermath of a nuclear war. nytimes.com/1989/03/28/bu…
Law prohibits ownership of the Pit Bull Terrier in the U.K. This law was made in the aftermath of horrific dog attacks on people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Today I learned of Hideaki Akaiwa, a man who saved his wife and mother in the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese tsunami, by donning some scuba gear and swimming through waters filled with floating wreckage, to rescue them from their homes. huffpost.com/entry/hideak…
In the aftermath of the Great Japan Earthquake of 1923, when fire broke out around the city of Tokyo, 44,000 people went to the river to escape the flames, only to be closed in by the flames on all sides. Almost all were then, in a single moment, incinerated by a 300ft tall fire tornado smithsonianmag.com/histor…
In the aftermath of the bombing of Nagasaki US Commanders staged an American Football game in the ruins -- "The Atom Bowl." The game, held five months later, on New Years' Day, 1946, had to be two-hand touch because there was too much broken glass for tackle football. paleofuture.gizmodo.com/a…
Due to the assistance provided by the City of Boston to Halifax in the aftermath of the Harbor Explosion, Halifax provides Boston with a Christmas tree every year. A tradition now in its 101st year novascotia.ca/treeforbost…
The Beatles album, 'Revolver' was almost named 'After Geography' (credits to Ringo), to contrast with the Rolling Stones album, 'Aftermath'. rollingstone.com/music/fe…
One World Trade Center, constructed in the aftermath of 9/11, the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere, was built to be exactly 1776 feet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One…
The Armstrong Tower in Alpine, NY was used to broadcast television during the aftermath of 9/11. fybush.com/wtc-recovery/
In 2002, Kenyan Masai tribespeople donated 14 cows to to the U.S. to help with the aftermath of 9/11. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
The IRS employee manual includes provisions for collecting taxes in the aftermath of a nuclear war. nytimes.com/1989/03/28/bu…
More than 7,000 people were arrested and 4,980 were executed in the aftermath of the 20 July plot to kill Hitler en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20_…
Ratlines, the methods and escape routes nazi leaders used to escape Europe in the aftermath of WWII en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat…
The only employee of Goldman Sachs to go to jail in the aftermath of the financial crisis was an employee that Goldman Sachs specifically told authorities to arrest for stealing computer code the employee helped write. He was arrested 48 hours after they informed authorities without a warrant. vanityfair.com/news/2013/…
Contemporaneous with the Marshall Plan, the U.S. Friendship Train collected foodstuffs from American donors for transport to the people of France and Italy in the aftermath of World War II. Originally hoping to collect 80 train car loads of food, the train ultimately collected over 700 cars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
That, after 9/11, Kenyan Masai tribespeople donated 14 cows to the US to help with the aftermath of 9/11. To the Masai, the cow equals life. diasporamessenger.com/911…
During the aftermath of 9/11, Search and Rescue dogs found so few living people, that it caused them great stress because they believed they had failed. Handlers and Rescue workers had to regularly hide in the rubble in order to give the rescue dogs a successful find, and keep their spirits up. allcreatureslargeandsmall…
That, in the aftermath of Katrina, the neighboring town of Gretna, whose levies held, turned away refugees from New Orleans at gunpoint en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Today I learned of an infamous bear in 1915 that killed and ate seven people over the period of a few days in a Japanese village, and that in the aftermath of the attacks (and hunting the bear) the village was completely abandoned. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Today I learned of A massive 112,000 square foot bunker built under the luxury Greenbriar Hotel in West Virginia designed to house the United States Congressβ€”100 senators, 435 congressmen and about 500 staffersβ€”in the aftermath of a thermonuclear apocalypse. historynet.com/secret-doo…
Canned food and the processed food industry is an aftermath of World War II ending sooner than expected. A surplus of food rations happened to be a basis for a new branch of business. tandfonline.com/doi/full/…
In the immediate aftermath of the Kent State shootings. Only 11% of the country blamed the national guard for the death. 58% blamed the students and 31% of those polled were indifferent. academics.wellesley.edu/P…
The practice of consistently describing Democratic states as blue and GOP ones as red came about in the aftermath of the 2000 election when networks needed a quick way to refer to who won a state; prior to this party coloration was left up to the networks, which often showed the Democrats as red en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
In the bubonic plague's aftermath, wages in England rose from 12-28% from the 1340s to the 1350s and 20-40% from the 1340s to the 1360s. eh.net/encyclopedia/the-e…
Despite being widely popular in Japan, the Japanese film, Battle Royale, wasn’t released in the U.S. until 2011 - 11 years after it’s Japanese release. The initial delay was in part due to the aftermath of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. animenewsnetwork.com/inte…
- More than 33,000 9/11 responders and survivors have an illness or injury caused by the attacks or their aftermath. nbcnews.com/health/health…
In 2008 in Afghanistan, a British Marine threw his back on a grenade and lived, and also saved lives of his patrol. His rucksack took the impact, and he was awarded with the Victoria Cross, the highest British military honor. He only suffered a nosebleed and a shock in the aftermath. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
Today I learned of black rain, a form of precipitation caused by the immediate aftermath of a nuclear detonation, in which the water is black and sticky due to radioactive materials in the air. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc…
On the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a person filed a claim against the federal government demanding three quadrillion dollars ($3,014,170,389,176,410 to be exact). A stack of a quadrillion pennies would reach Saturn, and would need at least 300 of those stacks to pay the demand. loweringthebar.net/2008/0…
In the aftermath of the Iranian Embassy Siege in London an SAS trooper tried to take the only surviving gunman, Fowzi Nejad, back into the building to shoot him, but changed his mind when he realised the raid was being broadcast on live television. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira…
Photographs were first made compulsory in passports by Australia and Great Britain in 1915 as an aftermath of the Lody Spy Scandal during WW1 where a German spy entered Britain using a stolen American Passport (single page sheet with no photograph). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ide…
Bobby Hebb’s song β€˜Sunny’ was written in the aftermath of both JFK’s assassination and his brother’s murder on 22 November 1963. Hebb wrote the song to emphasise optimism even in the darkest of times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
President Regan, after watching a miniseries about the aftermath of nuclear war, changed his policy and ultimately wound up signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
During the aftermath of WWI the hyperinflation in Germany lead to printing of bills worth 50 billion Marks, and they were still worth less than 1 US dollar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyp…
The term 'Rat Pack' was coined by Lauren Bacall. After a long night of partying in Las Vegas with Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Angie Dickinson, Bacall surveyed the party's aftermath and declared to it’s participants, "You look like a goddamn rat pack." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
During the aftermath of the I-40 bridge collapse which killed 14 people, a convicted felon was able to impersonate an Army captain and take command of the disaster scene, including FBI agents at the site. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Vincent van Gogh's iconic painting "The Starry Night" was produced during his stay at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole lunatic asylum. He voluntarily admitted himself there in the aftermath of his 1888 breakdown that resulted in the self-mutilation of his left ear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Until today there are 28 pages of classified material from a Congressional probe conducted in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks which implicate Saudi Arabian royalty in financing the 9/11 attacks. nytimes.com/2015/02/05/us…
Today I learned of a synestia. A hypothetical object proposed in 2017, a synestia may form in the aftermath of planetary collisions (similar to the one that made the Moon). They are orbiting donuts of vaporized rock. amp.space.com/39841-moon-…
A US task force conducted one of the largest military disaster relief efforts ever carried out when they were coming back from the Gulf War but were diverted to Bangladesh provide assistance during the aftermath of the 1991 Bangladesh tsunamis en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
Two days before Hurricane Katrina struck, two Ohio tourists were arrested in New Orleans on public drunkenness charges. In the chaotic aftermath of the storm, they were jailed for more than a month in the city's flooded jail cbsnews.com/news/katrina-…
Vanderlei de Lima of Brazil was leading the 2004 Athens Men's Olympic Marathon by 30 seconds when he was tackled by a protester, causing him to fall to third place. He was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for his sportsmanship in the aftermath. youtu.be/1iClz6fB4lo
In 1961 the French Police attacked a demonstration of Algerians on a Paris bridge. In the aftermath, many of the wounded were intentionally thrown into the Seine River and left to drown by authorities; 70-200 died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The largest mass execution in U.S. history occurred in the aftermath of the Mexican American War when fifty members of the St. Patrick's Battalion, a group of American collaborators who had fought on Mexico's behalf, were executed by the U.S. Army. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
Einstein mediated a hostage situation when, during the WWII aftermath, Berlin University students took several professors captive. science.howstuffworks.com…
The current king of Saudi Arabia Donated $300,000 to furnish a new high school in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina geni.com/people/Abdullah-…
Abdul Sattar Edhi is a Pakistani who runs the world's largest ambulance service and operates free nursing homes, orphanages, clinics, women's shelters, and rehab centres for drug addicts and mentally ill individuals and provided aid to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina theguardian.com/world/201…
Dr. Dre is a self described perfectionist. He once made Bishop Lamont retake a single bar of vocals 107 times. As a result of Dre's high standards, many artists have left his label (Aftermath Records) without releasing albums. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr.…
"Johnny Got His Gun", Dalton Trumbo's dark novel describing the horrors and aftermath of World War I, was published on September 3, 1939, the same day Britain and France declared war on Nazi Germany. lrb.co.uk/v22/n05/theo-ta…
During a hurricane and its aftermath the two most purchased items in Wal-Mart are beer and strawberry pop tarts. hurricaneville.com/pop_ta…
In February 2009, Mencia was dropped from the Krewe of Orpheus' celebrity lineup for New Orleans Mardi Gras, citing inappropriate comments he made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: "I'm glad Hurricane Katrina happened. It taught us an important lesson: Black people can't swim." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Hurricane Katrina may be responsible for the recent wave of dystopian fiction, with the chaotic image of the storm and its aftermath kickstarting a revival of the genre flavorwire.com/512820/how…
Today I learned of the Battle of the Kalka River between the Mongol Empire and Kievan Rus', which the Mongols won, killing over 60,000 enemy troops. In the aftermath, the Mongols buried alive the captive nobles and generals of the Rus' under the Mongol general's victory platform, which was used for a feast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Dr. Dre is such a perfectionist that he once made Bishop Lamont retake a single bar over 100 times, and many artists have left Aftermath Records without releasing albums because of his perfectionism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr.…
Despite the US embargo on Cuba, on 9/11, Cuba expressed solidarity with the US and offered medical aid to help with the aftermath. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rea…
In the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese earthquake, the yakuza - Japan's organized crime syndicates - sent in hundreds of trucks full of food and supplies to aid those affected. reuters.com/article/2011/…
NFL Super-Bust JaMarcus Russell sheltered about a dozen Hurricane Katrina evacuees in the aftermath of the storm, including the legendary Fats Domino en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JaM…
In the aftermath of WWII, twelve million ethnic Germans were expelled from their homelands in Eastern Europe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fli…
In the immediate aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing (by white American Timothy McVeigh), the media reported with the assumption that it was undertaken by Middle Eastern groups. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okl…
The Chernobyl disaster led to the deaths of 28 plant staff and emergency workers and 15 people that drank cow milk in the immediate aftermath. Since then there has been no persuasive evidence of any other health effect in the general population. unscear.org/docs/reports/…
In 1998, an innocent 14yo boy was coerced to falsely confess to the grisly murder of his own sister after he was targeted by police for looking "distant & preoccupied" during the aftermath. The confession was later thrown-out and the family won a suit for $7.25mil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
Japan's domestic intelligence agency arrested, home-searched, interrogated, and threatened judicial proceedings to Japan's freelance journalists covering the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster rsf.org/index2014/en-asia…
In the aftermath of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, courts found the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 68% responsible for the bombing, and the terrorists 32% responsible for the bombing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
In 2002 Kenyan Maasai tribes-people donated 14 cows to the US to help in the aftermath of 9/11 news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
Today I learned of a cataclysmic supervolcano eruption that occurred between 69,000-77,000 years ago, perhaps leaving as few as 5000 surviving humans in its aftermath. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Scientists estimate that more than 260,000 people have died in the past 300 years from volcanic eruptions and their aftermath. environment.nationalgeogr…
In the aftermath of "Avatar" there was an onset of clinical depression that became known as PADS (Post-Avatar Depression Syndrome) huffingtonpost.com/elieze…
The Haymarket affair, the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on May 4, 1886 in Chicago, is the origin of interational May Day observances for workers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
In the celebratory aftermath of an Australian team winning the 1983 America's Cup, Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke essentially declared an impromptu public holiday on live TV, saying: "Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
The Gap Band's 1982 hit, "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" was added to the 2001 Clear Channel memorandum of 'lyrically questionable' songs in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
That, in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, psychotherapists outnumbered victims, and even began haggling for patients. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
Sergey Titov, the man responsible for "WarZ", "Survivor: Infestation Series", "Romero's Aftermath", and "Shattered Skies", is also the producer of the "Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing" youtu.be/h6DtVHqyYts?list…
Two brothers survived the Lusitania sinking, but became separated in the aftermath. Each sent a telegram to their father explaining that they had survived and were looking for their brother. In receiving both telegrams, their father knew both sons had survived before they knew themselves. rmslusitania.info/people/…
In the aftermath of 9/11, the entire House Leadership was evacuated to Mt.Weather. One reporter travelling to Mt. Weather on 9/11 reported ''finding a traffic jam of limos carrying Washington and government license plates and even a motorcade led by eight Harley Davidson U.S. Park Police.'' globalsecurity.org/wmd/fa…
The United States government granted pardons, gave new identities, and hired Nazi scientist to work in hospitals and do medical research in the aftermath of WWII. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/O…
There is a sub-culture called "Cholo-Goth" that bangs and sings about the "aftermath of violence" youtube.com/watch?v=HQjtF…

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