Christopher Havens, a convicted murderer solves ancient math problem in prison. Taught himself higher math and solved the age-old math puzzle of number theory involving so-called continued fractions over which Euclid has already racked his brains. He then published the journal in January 2020. dw.com/en/murderer-solves…
Everyone in Singapore above the age of 21 is automatically registered as an organ donor. Opting out from this Act will result in you being put at the very bottom of the organ priority list, should you need an organ transplantation. moh.gov.sg/policies-and-l…
Golden Age movie star Grace Kelly's film career as a leading lady lasted four years ('52 - '56), during which she made 4 all time classic movies. Retired at age 26 and never made another movie despite Hitchcock begging her to. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Today I learned of Sidney Lewis who joined the British Army at age 12, fought in the Battle of the Somme at age 13 but was sent home when his mother complained. He reenlisted without her knowledge, fought in Austria in 1918, and went on to fight in WWII, too, before retiring to run a pub. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
There's a scientist named John B. Goodenough who was responsible for the invention of RAM, creation of Li-ion batteries in the 1970s (used in virtually all devices today), and is current working on the next breakthrough in revolutionary Solid State batteries at the age of 97 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
A Latvian man evaded the Soviets in bunkers in the woods for the entirety of the 50 year Soviet occupation. He came put when the last Soviet troops left, age 70. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C…
When Julie Andrews received her damehood in 2000, Queen Elizabeth said to her that she’d β€˜been waiting for this for a very long time.’ One of Julie Andrews’ earliest performances was at age 13, singing β€œGod Save the King” before a then Princess Elizabeth. youtu.be/wFjYb4xpBas
A 12-yr-old Canadian boy was caught after hacking multiple sites in order to trade pirated information to the hacktivist group Anonymous for video games. His lawyer said the boy who had been hacking since age 9 was not politically motivated; he merely saw it as a challenge. theverge.com/2013/10/26/5…
Severus Alexander, a generally meek emperor who ascended the throne at the age of 14, used to entertain himself by watching puppies play with little piglets en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sev…
Childhood trauma is actually relatively common. 60% of the population experiences trauma by the age of 16. Research suggests childhood trauma has life-long impacts in the form of diminished health, financial and academic success, and social life. bbrfoundation.org/content…
Today I learned about Momčilo GavriΔ‡, the youngest solder in WW1. He enlisted in the Serbian army at the age of 8, after Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed his family in 1914. He survived the war and lived until 1993. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mom…
Today I learned of Helmuth HΓΌbener, the youngest German legally executed by Nazi Germany. After being sentenced at the age of 17, he turned towards his judges and said "Now I must die, even though I have committed no crime. So now it's my turn, but your turn will come". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Actress Tilda Swinton comes from an ancient Anglo-Scots family that can trace its lineage to the Middle Ages, & is one of only three British families that can trace their unbroken land ownership and lineage to before the Norman Conquest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Til…
The Greek philosopher Chrysippus of Soli died in 206 BC, at the age of 73, after a laughing fit caused by his own joke. His biographer reports he saw a donkey eating some figs and yelled that it needed to be given a pure wine to wash the figs down. dailystoic.com/chrysippus…
Actor, director, and producer Orson Welles refused admission into Harvard at age 16 so he could travel. When he landed in Dublin he convinced everyone that he was a famous Broadway star and began producing plays. When he grew bored of the farce, he went to North Africa to draw pictures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ors…
John Travolta has been a fully licensed pilot since age 22. He owns several planes including a Boeing 707 and even has a taxiway leading straight to his door in Florida. He says his acting career has funded his passion for aviation. bjtonline.com/business-je…
Jackie Kennedy had to leave her first job out of college because her boss was concerned that she was not yet married at age 22. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Mormon missions are entirely self-funded--many Mormon children start saving for their mission as early as age 6 pbs.org/mormons/faqs/miss…
John Legend graduated from high school salutatorian of his class and at age 16. He was then accepted to Harvard but turned it down for the University of Pennsylvania where he would graduate. He is also one of only 15 people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award. cnbc.com/2018/09/11/john-…
In the middle ages, some people used to "clip" coins, Coins in medieval Europe were based on gold or silver. The purpose of clipping was to remove slivers of this material from the edge of the coin. Do this enough times and you have enough for a new coin, if caught punishment was death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
At the age of 14, in 1905, Charles de Gaulle wrote a short story titled "General De Gaulle" in which he imagined himself leading the French Army to victory over Germany "sometime in the 1930s." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
'Idiot' once specifically referred to somebody with the mental age of a 2yr old. 'Imbecile' referred to somebody with the mental age of a 3 to 7yr old, and 'Moron' referred to somebody with the mental age of a 7 to 10yr old. eugenicsarchive.ca/discov…
In 1942, a 12-year-old lied about his age to join the Navy. He became a decorated war hero at age 13 but was thrown out of the Navy after his mom found out. tweentribune.com/article/…
William Henry Harrison was the oldest man inaugurated as president (until Reagan). Harrison seemed determined to show that a man his age was up to the rigors of the presidency, but after standing out in the cold rain for two hours, President Harrison fell ill and died 31 days after inauguration loc.gov/wiseguide/aug05/h…
Sarah Forbes Bonetta was a Yoruba princess from West Africa who was orphaned and enslavved at age 5 by nearby Dahomey invaders who intended to kill her in a human sacrifice. She became Queen Victoria's goddaughter after a British Royal Navy captain convinced Dahomey's King to spare her life en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Uganda has the youngest population of any country in the world, with a median age of 15. wikipedia.org/wiki/Demogr…
[] there is no federal minimum drinking age law. It doesn't have that authority. An act signed by Reagan, however, supersedes states' rights by punishing any state who ignores this by reducing federal highway apportionment by 10% in an effort to reduce drunk driving. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
Puppies removed from their mother before 12 weeks of age experience more behavioral problems and are less healthy than puppies separated from mother after 3 months. Removing puppies early doesn't improve puppies' ability to bond with humans. europepmc.org/article/MED…
Today I learned about Ingeborg Rapoport, the oldest person to ever receive a regular Doctorate degree. She submitted her thesis on diphteria in Nazi Germany 1937 but was refused oral examination because she was jewish. She successfully defended her thesis 2015 at the age of 102. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ing…
Robert E. Howard created Conan the Barbarian at age 26 and committed suicide at age 30. He didn't live to see Conan become successful and is considered to be the father of sword and sorcery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Lice were so prevalent during the middle ages that delousing became a social activity. People would sit down and have a chat or gossip while removing eachother's lice. wellcomecollection.org/ar…
Robert Clive, a British Governor and General in India had a pet tortoise named Adwaita. Clive died in 1774. Adwaita died in 2006, 232 years later at the age of c.255. She was born before the 7 Years War, the founding of the USA and the French Revolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adw…
Today I learned of Wenseslao Moguel, a Mexican man who was sentenced to death by firing squad for taking part in the Mexican Revolution. He was shot 9 times and took one final shot to the head to ensure his death. Moguel survived the ordeal and passed away at the age of 85. peoplepill.com/people/wen…
Aaron Burr married at age 77 to a woman that was well-off. She realized her fortunes were dwindling because of his land speculations, and filed for divorce. It was granted on the day of his death. Her lawyer? Alexander Hamilton, Jr., who was graduating college when his father died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aar…
The typical American household has an average of $8,863 in their savings account. This varies greatly by age though, with ages 34 and younger who are single having $2,729, while ages 75 and older who are single only having $9,981. cnbc.com/2019/03/11/how-m…
Cary Grant, a leading male actor in the Golden Age of Hollywood, dropped acid once a week in his later years - under a therapist's care, to help address past trauma vice.com/en_us/article/a3…
John Carmack (founder of "id Software" known for his work in the development of Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein) was arrested at the age of 14 for helping a group of children steal Apple || computers using a mixture of thermite and Vaseline to melt the windows to break into the building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned of Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja, a man who grew up in the wild amongst wolves from an early age until 19 years old. In 2018 he expressed he was disappointed with humanity and wished to return to the wild wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcos…
Today I learned about the Ford Nucleon, a concept car designed during the Atomic Age that was meant to have a small Uranium Fission reactor at the back. Nevertheless, the idea never materialized due to it being too dangerous and expensive. autoblog.com/2014/07/17/n…
McDonalds founder Ray Kroc and Walt Disney both served as ambulance drivers in the same unit in World War I, and both had lied about their age to enlist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray…
Musician Ritchie Valens (La Bamba) died at the age of 17 in a plane crash, 8 months into his recording career. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rit…
Franziska Donner, the First Lady of the Republic of Korea from 1948 until 1960, was Austrian. She met Syngman Rhee at the Geneva Disarmament Conference. Despite a significant gap in age and backgrounds, as well as familial opposition on her part, they were married the following year in New York digitalarchive.wilsoncent…
Sean Connery wore a toupee in every single James Bond movie because he began balding at age 21! groovyhistory.com/sean-co…
Adam DeVine of Workaholics and Pitch Perfect was paralyzed and nearly had his legs amputated at age 11 after being run over by a truck. He recovered years later after multiple surgeries and still has scarring. He credits this experience with giving him his ambition and drive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
Today I learned of Anya Pogharian, a Canadian who at age 17 invented a portable dialysis machine costing $500 to build; (dialysis machines typically cost about $30K). Her machine filters 4 liters of blood in 25 minutes. cbc.ca/news/canada/montre…
Until about the ninth week of gestational age the external genitalia of males and females look the same. After this stage, the what ends up being the scrotum raphe (the vertical line on the scrotum on males) grows from the labioscrotal folds which grow in to the labia on females wikipedia.org/wiki/Develo…
Lady Margaret Beaufort, who was married to Edmund Tudor at age 12, gave birth to the future Henry VII at just age 13. A political pawn during the Wars of the Roses, her first marriage took place when she was no older than 3. wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_M…
Iceland in 1940 passed a law that made swimming lessons mandatory in schools starting at grade 1 (age 6) to grade 10 (age 16). Lessons are held once a week. Historically, a lot of Icelandic seamen had met a tragic end because of the harsh sea and this law was an attempt at saving lives. hakaimagazine.com/feature…
In parts of Virginia it's illegal to trick or treat if you are over the age of 13 and is punishable as a misdemeanor unless you are just walking your kid or sibling(s). nbcwashington.com/enterta…
Shrikant Jichkar ( 14 September 1955 – 2 June 2004) was known as the most qualified person in India. He obtained 20 degrees after appearing for 42 university examinations. He was also a politician, known to be the elected as the youngest MLA in the country at age 26 indiatoday.in/education-t…
A dog’s age is not 7 times human age, but: 16(ln(dog’s age))+31. It’s a natural logarithmic curve, so a 1-year old dog is about 31 in human years, and a 10-year old is about 68. (Link has calculator!) smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The number of men and women in the world is roughly equal, though men hold a slight lead, men (50.4%) women (49.6%). Males have a higher risk of dying than females, both in childhood and at adult ages. So at a certain age, the numbers of men and women even out. In France this occurs at age 25 ined.fr/en/everything_abo…
The inventor of the IQ test, Alfred Binet, did not created it with the intention of measuring intelligence. Instead, his intention was to classify the "mental age" of kids and indetify the ones that weren't developing themselves well in school and sort of "rescue" them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
In 1945 Roman Catholic nun Elise Rivet volunteered to go to the gas chamber in place of a mother at the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Less than two months before Germany surrendered she was killed at the age of 55. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
Today I learned of two-time Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson, who quit acting in 1992 to join the British parliament. She became a junior minister in the Blair government, and had aspirations to be Mayor of London. In 2015, at the age of 78, she quit politics, reverted to acting, and since won a Tony Award en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gle…
At age 30, Dan McLaughlin with no golf experience, quit his job and dedicated to train to be a pro golfer. His philosophy was 10k hours to become an expert, and with the help of psychologists and trainers he was able to get a 2.5 handicap (top 6%), but his back went out at 6k hours and he quit. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
The oldest lobster ever caught was estimated to be 140 years old, also as lobsters age, they tend to grow bigger and heavier. The 140-year-old lobster weighed 44 pounds. oldest.org/animals/lobste…
In 2011, Electronic Arts released DLC for Dragon Age 2 and Crysis 2 purchased directly through the game, bypassing Steam's 30% cut. This led to Valve taking down the store pages, and EA refusing to release any games on Steam between 2011 and 2020. ign.com/articles/2011/07/…
Queens Of The Stone Age were forcibly thrown out of rehab. They were hired to do a "light-hearted, intimate performance" but they opened their set with the drugs filled lyrics of their song Feel good hit of the summer: "Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol c-c-c-c-c-cocaine" nme.com/news/music/queens…
Jimmy Carter is the longest-lived president, the longest-retired president, the first president to live forty years after their inauguration, and the first to reach the age of 95. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Today I learned about shorthand, a symbol based abbreviated version of writing that focuses on speed. Used in the past to take notes fast before the age of autocomplete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
After spending the best part of 60 years in prison, mob boss John Franzese was finally released in 2017 at the age of 100, at the time he was the oldest inmate in the US and the only centenarian in prison en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Anatoly Moskvin, a Russian philologist, historian and linguist, thought to be collecting antique dolls was arrested in 2011 after the mummified bodies of 26 girls between the ages of 3 and 15 were discovered in his apartment. His parents saw the mummies, but mistook them for large dolls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
Today I learned of Eva Umlauf, a Jew who arrived in Auschwitz at the age of two in 1944. Despite her young age, she was tattooed with her camp number: A26959. Getting it was so painful, that she passed out. Her mother was a digit lower. Eva thinks she was the youngest child to have been tattooed who survived. theguardian.com/world/201…
Sacagawea, Native American kidnapped, enslaved and sold as a wife at age 12, helped guide the Lewis & Clark Expedition through the Rocky Mountains. Her route was later chosen as the optimal path for the Northern Pacific Railroad to cross the Continental Divide. biography.com/explorer/sa…
Today I learned of Louis IX, the only canonized French king and namesake of St. Louis. He ruled during the 13th c. and is most remembered for justice reform, like presumed innocence, bailiffs, and appeals. He began a golden age for France in Medieval Europe and he arbitrated many disputes between other kings. britannica.com/biography/…
Today I learned about the Shell Grotto in Margate, UK. An underground set of tunnels and passages covered from floor to ceiling in a mosaic made of seashells. It’s age and purpose remain unknown. shellgrotto.co.uk
In Europe during the Middle Ages nuns had an allowance of six pints of ale each day michigantoday.umich.edu/2…
In 1978 Sigmund JΓ€hn, an East German Air Force pilot, was the first German in space. He joined the crew of Soyuz 31 on a manned space mission to the Soviet space station Salyut 6. Sigmund died on Sept. 21, 2019, at age 82. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sig…
Capuchin monkeys at Brazil’s Serra da Capivara National Park, are 3,000 years into their own 'Stone Age' nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Mamoru Samuragochi is a deaf Japanese composer, who known as the β€œdigital-age Beethoven” and creator of Onimusha’s OST. But, it later turned out that all of his works in 18 years were actually written by a ghost writer. And his deafness is all fake newyorker.com/culture/cul…
Hayao Miyazaki, producer of the Studio Ghibli, used to be able to produce 10 minutes of animation per month. He can now only produce 1 minute per month, largely due to his age. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
Abraham Lincoln wrote poems throughout his life, including this one at the age of seventeen: Abraham Lincoln is my nam[e], And with my pen I wrote the same, I wrote in both hast and speed, and left it here for fools to read loc.gov/rr/program/bib/pr…
Archaeological studies found evidence of asbestos being used since the Stone Age to strengthen pots. Many developing countries today support using asbestos as a building material. Russia is the top producer, having produced 1 million tons in 2015. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asb…
Today I learned of Ching Shih. Originally a prostitute who married a pirate, she ended up commanding a fleet of 20,000-40,000 pirates, battling the Portuguese empire, British empire, and Qing Dynasty at various stages. She married her adopted son, had two children with him and died a free woman at age 69. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
People with β€œbaby faces” tend to live longer healthier lives than those who look their age. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/healt…
Broiler chickens raised for breeding must be feed-restricted to prevent them from becoming overweight. One study found that 20% of birds allowed to eat as much as they wanted either died or had to be killed because of severe illness between 11 and 20 weeks of age. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
In the Early Bronze Age bronze was made of copper and arsenic rather than copper and tin, due to the scarcity of sites where tin can be mined. Only after improvements in long-distance trade the copper-tin alloy became dominant. makin-metals.com/about/hi…
The !Kung people, a society of hunter-gatherers in the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa, do not know their own ages or years of birth. This is because they have little use for numbers that are not of immediate practical value. peacefulsocieties.uncg.ed…
An Indonesian man who claimed to be world’s oldest person died at β€˜age 146’ in 2017. According to his identity card, Sodimejo was born on Dec. 31, 1870 but Indonesia only started recording births in 1900 globalnews.ca/news/342006…
Median and mean age of automobiles in the USA has steadily increased since 1969, when the mean age was 5.1 years. By 2009 the median had increased to 9.4 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
Makoto Iwamatsu (Mako), voice actor for Iroh in Avatar the Last Airbender, was born in Kobe Japan, lived through the bombings of WWII, then later moved to the United States and joined the US Military at the age of 17. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mak…
So many tools were made from Libyan sandstone in the stone age that it is enough for 84 million Great Pyramids of Giza, ~2 per square km of Africa. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about Marjan the lion, a beloved member of the Kabul Zoo in Afghanistan; he witnessed the country under both Soviet and Taliban occupation and survived multiple artillery strikes on the zoo during the Afghan Civil War as well as being blinded by a grenade. In 2002, he died of old age at 23 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A bronze sculpture at handsome Victor Noir's grave shows him prone & dying after a lost duel. Age patinated the metal to a green-brown color except on his lips and his (um) bulge --which gleam! They shine from constant contact by the superstitious who seek good luck by (ahem) "remembering" him. atlasobscura.com/places/e…
Bill Stone, one of the last five surviving WWI veterans, made multiple separate trips to rescue 1,000 men at Dunkirk although the first trip was "the worst experience of his life." His motto in life was "keep going." He died at age 108. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
4-year-olds about 200 to 300 questions every day. Warren Berger, the author of A More Beautiful Question, says kids pose a normal of 40,000 questions between the ages of 2 and 5. tinybop.com/blog/why-its-…
Johnny Cash performed dressed all in black, in contrast to most of the major country acts in his day – rhinestone suits and cowboy boots. Cash wrote the song "Man in Black" to explain that he wore black for the poor and hungry and those betrayed by age or drugs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
English has a very specific order for adjectives: 1. determiner 2. opinion 3. size 4. shape 5. age 6. color 7. origin 8. material 9. purpose/qualifier english-the-easy-way.com/…
The Gilmore Car Museum in Michigan offers a driver's training class to teach people of any age to learn how to drive a Ford Model T built between 1908 and 1927 performance.ford.com/enth…
Taylor Wilson built a nuclear reactor at the age of 14. He gets obsessed, his father Kenneth says. Whatever he is involved in, he goes at it non-stop. api.nationalgeographic.co…
40% of the deaths during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005 were from drowning, mostly from fast rising waters after levee breeches overcame neighborhoods. Most of the deaths were the elderly, with 49% of the fatalities over age 75. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
In 2003 two Iron Age bodies were discovered in a peat bog in Ireland. One stood 6 foot 6 inches tall and had manicured fingernails while the other had hair styled with hair gel. Both had been brutally murdered. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
The oldest known spider lived for 43 years (1974-2016), and did not die of old age, but was instead killed by a parasitic wasp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Num…
Some animals like Crocodiles, alligators and a few tortoises and turtles do not age physically, and can not die of physical old age. They die of deceases, accidents, predators, and other causes. awesci.com/crocodiles-do-…
Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr, disappeared mysteriously at sea in 1812. At age 29 she sailed from Georgetown, South Carolina, aboard the Patriot. The ship and everyone on board was never seen again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Mary, Queen of Scots was 5' 11" (1.8m) tall in an age when 5' 4" (1.63m) was considered tall for a woman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
That, during the so-called "Dark Ages" of Europe, the Muslim World was having an "Enlightened," or "Golden" Age, in part, because the Muslims adopted "modern" numbers from the Hindus as it was "easier" to do mathematics while the rest of Europe kept Roman Numerals (linked playlist with video). youtube.com/watch?v=LdqFW…
11% of US working age adults are on antidepressants. nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna…
Today I learned about Young Tom Morris, a Scottish professional golfer. He is considered one of the pioneers of professional golf. He won four consecutive titles in the Open Championship, an unmatched feat, and did this by the age of 21. He died on Christmas Day, 1875, aged 24. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…

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