A psychologist adopted a Chimpanzee and raised it alongside their own human baby boy, to see if the Chimp could grow up to behave/think like a human. Eventually the Chimp hit a cognitive wall and no amount of training or nurturing could overcome the fact that he was a Chimpanzee. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In 2012 the charity Kids Wish Network raised $18.6 million but only spent around one percent of this amount ($240,000) on granting childrens' wishes. The organisation had spent $110 million on solicitors over the prior decade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid…
The "hand on knees" posture resulted in superior heart rate recovery and greater tidal volume (the amount of air inhaled into the lungs with each breath) compared to the "hands on head" posture. stack.com/a/the-myth-of-r…
The Roman Empire mined so much silver that at peak production they were mining 200 tonnes per year. This was 5 to 10 times larger than the combined amount of silver available to Medieval Europe & Abbasid Caliphate around 800 AD. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
Spiders Eat Up to 800 Million Tons of Prey Each Year, nearly twice the amount by weight of meat humans consume each year. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The biggest amount of gold on earth is stored in its core and if extracted, it could cover the surface in a knee-high level. worldatlas.com/amp/articl…
New York uses steam as it's main source of heating! - You can often see it bellowing out of pipes in the city. It has the largest steam network in the world. The Steam system was built in the 1800's to reduce the amount of wood that was being burned as a heat source in the cold winter months. youtube.com/watch?v=mAB1g…
Today I learned of the CSI Effect. Due to popular TV shows exaggerating the capabilities and techniques of forensic science in criminal investigations, many jurors have begun to demand a greater amount of evidence from the prosecution during trials, raising the standard of proof needed for a conviction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSI…
Lithium, which is used to tread bipolar disorder, is found in a water supply, there is a reduction in the amount of violence and suicide in that population. cambridge.org/core/journa…
There is a water vapor cloud in space which has 100 trillion times the amount of water present on Earth nationalgeographic.com/sc…
An acre was based on the amount of land a man could plow in a day. cnn.com/interactive/2015/…
The expedition that in 1988 found the wreck of the SS Central America and recovered large amounts of gold from it were promptly sued by 39 insurance companies that had paid for damages after its sinking 1857 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_…
Eating polar bear liver can kill you, the human body can't handle the amount of vitamin A in their livers. adn.com/alaska-life/we-al…
The amount of energy the Earth gains adds 160 tonnes of mass each year. bbc.com/news/magazine-167…
In 2009 John Kane found a vulnerability in video poker machines that would allow him to cash out winning hands at a much higher bet amount than he actually wagered. Since it was determined that he was simply pressing buttons that he was allowed to press, he was able to keep the money. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
In Canada coins are only considered legal tender up to a certain amount. For instance, if you attempt to pay for a $50 purchase with a wheelbarrow full of nickels, the local authority can refuse to accept the payment. canadiancoinnews.com/lega…
The Tsar Bomba, the largest ever nuclear bomb detonated, was originally designed to yield 100 megatons. However, Sakharov was very apprehensive about the amount of radiation it would create, and therefore replaced the bombs innovative uranium layers with lead, halving the size of the blast. bbc.com/future/article/20…
The tradition of camel racing is still prominent in Saudi Arabia; however, now with the advent of whip-yielding-robots in the driver's seat rather than humans. Prize pools reach lucrative amounts of $1 Million. youtube.com/watch?v=6ll4-…
There are two types of cinnamon: Ceylon and Saigon. The Saigon variety is more commonly used in the USA and contains higher amounts of coumarin, a compound that is damaging to the liver if consumed in excess spiceography.com/saigon-c…
Urine was so important to the textile industry of 16th century England that casks of it–an estimated amount equivalent to the urine stream of 1000 people for an entire year–were shipped from across the country to Yorkshire smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
FBI's nationwide manhunt to capture depression-era gangster John Dillinger after he broke out of jail cost them about 2 million dollars at the time. The total amount of money his gang looted was around 500,000 dollars. history.com/news/10-thing…
Today I learned about potash evaporation ponds in the Utah desert. Depending on the amount of potash inside the pools, they can turn turquoise, orange, yellow and even white. About 700 - 1000 tons of potash are produced very day, which can then be used to fertilize plants and treat industrial water. atlasobscura.com/places/p…
Americans eat an average of 18.8 pounds of onions every year and Libyans eat 66.8 pounds of onions in the same amount of time. ablogaboutnothinginpartic…
Daft Punk's last album, RAM, had such a colossal amount of recordings and musical assets that one option was to release a quadruple album. They cut no corner in the most legendary musicians, gear or studios, going as far as recording orchestra parts for nearly all tracks on the album. pitchfork.com/features/co…
Ryan Reynolds paid $10,000 of his own money for the right to wear a shirt with The Golden Girl’s Bea Arthur on it in Deadpool. The estate agreed for a donation in that amount to a charity of their choosing. Ryan paid it himself because he felt you couldn’t have Deadpool without Bea Arthur. vulture.com/2016/06/ryan-…
Today i learned cats dont have a fixed amount of nipples catspro.com/many-nipples-…
Winners of the Nobel Prize receive a cash award that increases based on how much the awarding foundation has to spend that year. In 2009 the amount was $1,145,000 or Β£880,000. There cannot be more than 3 shared winners of one prize but the money is always split equally among recipients. nobelprize.org/prizes/abo…
The word lacquer originates from Sanskrit laksha, which represents the number 100,000. Apparently, this many bugs were required to produce a useful amount of lacquer. The word lakh for 100,000 is still being used today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lac…
Today I learned of the Helen, a unit of measurement based on Helen of Troy. She was known as "the face that launched a thousand ships", therefore 1 milliHelen is the amount of beauty needed to launch a single ship. The negative Helen is the power to beach ships. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
A Sioux tribe filed a federal lawsuit against a 10-person town in Nebraska in an attempt to reduce the amount of beer that was coming onto the reservation, about 13, 000 cans per day. rapidcityjournal.com/news…
Bell Peppers contain more Vitamin C than oranges do, and contain higher amounts the riper the color becomes. A cup of chopped Red bell pepper "contains nearly three times more Vitamin C than an orangeβ€”190 mg." health.com/nutrition/12-f…
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is defined as "1/SPF is the amount of burning radiation will reach the skin". For example, SPF 5 is 80% protection, SPF 50 is 98% protection and SPF 100 is 99% protection. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
The Reticular Activating System in the brain responds to stimuli like food or social contact: so the amount of saliva produced in response to food correlates to how introverted you are bbc.co.uk/science/humanbo…
Saving data to an SSD, RAM, flash memory, etc. increases its weight by an extremely small amount. One calculation states that 1GB of flash memory completely filled with 1s weighs something like 729 femtograms more than the same memory filled with zeros. langa.com/index.php/2019/…
According to one study, the amount of time people from Turkey spend having sex is significantly less than other countries theconversation.com/how-l…
In UK the maximum amount of airtime allowed for TV commercials is 12 minutes for any particular clock hour wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_adv…
The forearm has the greatest amount of bacterial biodiversity on the human body while the back of the ear has the lowest amount. sciencemag.org/news/2009/…
People lean into β€œcringe” content in order to make significant amounts of money from it nbcnews.com/pop-culture/v…
Atomic bomb testing during the Cold War has helped us understand the ages of our cells! The detonations created large amounts of the rare Carbon-14 isotope in the atmosphere, which were incorporated into our bodies. Scientists can estimate the ages of tissues based on how much C-14 is present. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
Today I learned about the Living National Treasures of Japan - individuals and groups certified by the government because they are masters of a traditional art or craft that is in danger of being lost. As a reward, they receive a small amount of money from the government every year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Professional snooker player Bill Werbeniuk was known for consuming copious amounts of alcohol during his games to deal with an essential tremor. He once famously drank 42 pints of Lager in a game against Eddy Sinclair. At one point of his career Werbeniuk was ranked #8 in the world. theguardian.com/news/2003…
Much of the Water we drink is older than our Sun. The dense Interstellar Clouds of Gas and Dust that formed our Sun contained large amounts of Water. The Water molecules from these clouds somehow survived the violent process of our Suns birth, and helped form most of the Water on Earth. space.com/amp/27256-earth…
Today I learned about PayPal accidentally crediting $93 quadrillion to a man's PayPal account, which is an amount 1000 times the planet's entire GDP newsfeed.time.com/2013/07…
A study on drinking alcohol found that the amount of shrinkage in the hippocampus β€” the brain area associated with memory and reasoning β€” was related to the amount people drank. Those who had four or more drinks a day had almost six times the risk of hippocampal shrinkage as did nondrinkers health.harvard.edu/blog/t…
Calories take different amounts of energy to digest depending on their source. For instance, if you eat 100 calories of protein, about 30 calories will go to digesting it. For 100 calories of carbohydrates, it would be about 10 to digest it. For 100 calories of fat, it would be less than 3. precisionnutrition.com/di…
In the 1920's, a popular trend was Flagpole Sitting! This was trying to sit atop a flagpole for the longest amount of time and was started by quite an interesting Hollywood stuntman, Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly in 1924. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The beaches of Guarapari in Brazil are naturally radioactive. The beaches contain high levels of monzite, which contain uranium and thorium The background radiation is 161 times the background for most places in the U.S. For daily beach goers, this amount is well-above safe levels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
An annual supply of bottled water for a person who consumes 8 glasses a day would cost approximately $200; the same amount of tap water would cost approximately $0.33. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bot…
Because of the amount of ice it sits on, the South Pole actually has an elevation of 9,300 ft. (2800m) and people have had to be evacuated due to altitude sickness. latimes.com/world/la-fg-b…
Cooking salty/marinated foods in aluminum foil can add a hazardous amount of aluminum content into the food. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…

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