Today I learned of the Chain Test. For an arch to stand, it must fit into the mirrored shape generated by a chain. youtube.com/watch?v=JlL6Z…
The famous double 'Golden Arches' of McDonald's was originally only a single arch, with two examples of the original model remaining including one in Arkansas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McD…
Jews were forbidden by the Rabbinate from walking under the Arch of Titus in Rome, which was built in 81 AD to commemorate the Roman victory in the first Jewish–Roman War in Judea. The ban was lifted in 1948 with the establishment of the state of Israel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
In 2017, a group of travel influencers were banned from all U.S. public lands. Their violations included driving an RV across the Bonneville Salt Flats, walking on Yellowstone’s hot springs, and affixing a rope swing to the Corona Arch. A year later, they fell off a waterfall in B.C. and died. outsideonline.com/2325286…
In the UK, Superman was portrayed in an anti-smoking campaign against his arch rival Nick O’Teen - an evil villain who looked like a human cigarette butt with yellow stained teeth. The campaign was aimed at kids aged 7 to 11 and 800,000 of them ask for an anti-smoking campaign pack via the mail. comicsflix.org/2018/01/02…
There is a Solar Library containing the Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, stored in a 5D optical data storage made of quartz, in the glovebox of the Cherry Red Tesla Roadster orbiting the Sun. The Arch library will orbit the Sun for at least 30 millions of years inside Elon's Tesla Roadster en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
New Zealand's "arch environmental criminal" was an English communist who released thousands of exotic fish species other than trout into waterways in an attempt to break class barriers in the angling community (trout being associated with upper classes) stuff.co.nz/national/1188…
The Saint Louis Arch is as wide as it is tall (630 feet x 630 feet) gatewayarch.com/fun-fact-…
The Blue Hole is a 120-metre-deep sinkhole, five miles north of Dahab, Egypt. Its nickname is the β€œdivers’ cemetery”. Divers in Dahab say 200 died in recent years. Many of those who died were attempting to swim under the arch. This challenge is to scuba divers what Kilimanjaro is to hikers. theguardian.com/world/201…
Today I learned of an ancient city, Cahokia, which was settled circa 600 AD and by 1250 was bigger than London. The cultural heritage site is located 8 miles from the Gateway Arch, in Illinois. The city was made up of pyramids and large earthen mounds, and β€œWoodhenge,” which marked the soltices and equinoxes. saintcharlesroofing.com/i…
Goochland (pop. 861), the home of Stoolbend's arch-rival high school on The Cleveland Show, is a real place in Virginia. Stoolbend is a fictional place and the name comes from a river bend where poop was found floating on a fishing trip. wikipedia.org/wiki/Goochl…
It's possible to enter the St Louis Gateway Arch, and ride a lift to a viewing platform within the apex youtube.com/watch?v=I8YGf…
McDonalds spent over $200 million to develop and launch the Arch Deluxe, which completely flopped in most markets. nytimes.com/1996/05/10/bu…
The St. Louis Gateway Arch Has a Tram to the Top and an Observation Deck youtu.be/j3BIBGDP3Lw
Mussolini built a huge marble victory arch in the middle of the Libyan desert, considered a sign of Italian Colonialism Muammar Gaddafi had it blown up when he came to power. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
There's an arch at Boston's Symphony Hall that was intended to bear the names of all the greatest composers, but only one name could be agreed upon: Beethoven. No one has been added since. massmoments.org/moment-de…
US Presidents are prohibited by the Secret Service from going to the top of the Gateway Arch in St Louis, MO architecturaldigest.com/s…
The band of pink that proceeds the purple band of Earth's shadow at sunset is called "The belt of venus" or the antitwilight arch. The former name is not from the planet Venus, but from the girdle the Godess Venus wore. astronomytrek.com/what-is…
Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the world's largest and most active popular music research centers. When viewed from the air, the building forms a massive bass clef. The point on the sweeping arch of the building suggests the tailfin of a 1959 Cadillac sedan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cou…
The self proclaimed arch druid of Cornwall has his own henge in the front garden of his bungalow, comprising huge granite stones weighing up to 10 tonnes each. telegraph.co.uk/travel/71…
The keystone of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis was blessed by both a priest and a rabbi before it was installed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gat…
Today I learned about Spider Fingers - Medically known as arachnodactyly or achromachia, β€œSpider Fingers” is a condition in which the fingers and toes are abnormally long and slender, in comparison to the palm of the hand and arch of the foot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara…
In the weeks before the 1966 24 hours of Le Mans, Ford's team would often take amphetamine pills to fuel their work sessions through the night. Ford went on to win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, over their arch rival Ferrari, becoming the first Americans ever to win the race. jalopnik.com/how-carroll-…
Chernobyl New Safe Confinement or Chernobyl dome is the world’s largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's doomed 4th reactor; the gigantic arch soars 108 m (355 ft)-taller than New York's Statue of Liberty-weight 36,000 tons, according to the World Record Academy worldrecordacademy.com/bi…
Arch West, the Frito-Lay executive who developed Doritos, had his family sprinkle Doritos over his grave. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
In masonry, a "cornerstone" is the very first stone set as a reference point for all other stones, while a "keystone" in an arch is the very last stone put in place at the top to support the weight of every other stone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Scientists aren't entirely sure why we have eyebrows. They hypothesized that arch shape of eyebrows help keep moisture out of our eyes when we sweat or walk around in the rain. health.howstuffworks.com/…
Coca-Cola had to change their brand colours from Red & White to Black & White for advertising around the Boca Juniors (Football Team) stadium, La Bombonera as Red & White are the colours of their arch-rival River Plate. landingpadba.com/la-bombo…
Screens on Apple iPhones are made by their arch-rival, Samsung. recomhub.com/blog/well-ip…
Most pre-modern peoples had nearly perfect teeth. e.g. 0.14% of Caledonians on native diets had cavities, and in six Kenyan there "appeared to be not a single tooth attacked by dental caries nor a single malformed dental arch", in 250 Maori skulls, only two cavities were found gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02…
In Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Ferengi were initially created to succeed the Klingons as the new villainous arch rivals of the Federation. After their debut episode, they were rewritten to subsequently be comic foils due to producers finding their appearance comical and nonthreatening. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Cap'N Crunch's Arch Rivals Sogmaster and the Soggies exist in the Marvel Universe and have battled Spiderman. marvunapp.com/Appendix5/s…
In 1980, daredevil Kenneth Swyers attempted to jump out of a plane, land on the Gateway Arch and then jump again using a secondary chute. Tragically, his second chute never opened. Swyers slid all 630 feet down the north leg to his death. usatoday.com/story/news/2…
Sad Hill cemetery from the movie "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" was built for the movie and was never removed. It's still available as a tourist attraction today with a dug up Arch Stanton grave and a hanging rope on the tree next to it. tripadvisor.com/Attractio…
Peace Arch State Park is an international park between US and Canada. Visitors do not require either a passport or visa to pass through their applicable border crossing so long as they stay within the boundaries of the park and leave the park into the country from which they entered the park en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
The St. Louis Arch is as tall as it is wide (192m). nps.gov/jeff/planyourvisi…
During its construction the 'Gateway Arch' in St Louis had to be cooled down to counteract Thermal expansion. Due to it being built in two parts, the two legs of the monument expanded, leaving no space for the keystone at the very top. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gat…
Elephants have 1 large molar tooth per arch and are replaced 6 times in their lives. As the teeth are worn down the 6th set of molars must last the rest of their lives or else they cannot eat anymore and die of starvation. elephant.se/molar.php?ope…
The welfare state was originally a right-wing invention by arch-conservative Otto von Bismarck. Bismarck hated socialism, but he wasn't an ideologue. He figured out that if you don't provide a minimum safety net to workers, they will be persuaded by the socialists. huffingtonpost.co.uk/hajo…
Peace Arch State Park was built on the International Boundary between Canada and the United States to commemorate the lasting peace between the two countries. The southern half of the park is owned by Washington State Parks and the northern half, by British Columbia Provincial Parks. env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/exp…
Arch Druid Ed Prynn has built a monumental set of standing stones in the front garden of his Cornish bungalow, where he conducts magical ceremonies. bbc.co.uk/cornwall/conten…
King Goobot V, supreme ruler of the Yolkians and Jimmy Neutron's arch-nemesis, was voiced by none other than Sir Patrick Stewart jimmyneutron.wikia.com/wi…
The St Louis Arch's Height and Width are the same: 630 ft (192 m) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gat…
Keanu Reeves cofounded arch motorcycle company that builds and sells custom motorcycles wired.com/story/keanu-ree…
Today I learned of The Power Team, a video-game-themed 1990-1992 Saturday morning cartoon starring Kuros from Wizards & Warriors, Max Force from NARC, Tyrone from Arch Rivals, Kwirk from Kwirk, and the Bigfoot truck from Bigfoot. It lasted 55 episodes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is an optical illusion: it's as wide as it is tall eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~norman/p…
Today I learned of the Honeymoon Bridge connecting Niagara Falls, Ontario to Niagara Falls, NY. Once the largest steel arch bridge in the world, ice dams destroyed the foundations, causing it to collapse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
The Gateway Arch is taller than the Statue of Liberty, Washington Monument, AND Mount Rushmore gatewayarch.com/About.asp…
The largest movable object in the world is the arch constructed to cover up Chernobyl's reactor #4. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The weight of 300,000 people walking across the Golden Gate Bridge for its 50th anniversary caused the bridge's arch to flatten, as the middle of the bridge dropped by 7 feet mercurynews.com/2012/05/2…
Today I learned of the ancient Roman Newport Arch in Lincoln which is reputedly the oldest arch in the United Kingdom still used by traffic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
A man succesfully climbed the Gateway Arch with suction cups and parachuted off to the grass below. upi.com/Archives/1992/09/…
Arch Hall, Sr. who made the cult classics Eegah and The Sadist, was an honorary member of the Sioux tribe, and he received an Indian funeral upon his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Ian Fleming hated a 1960s brutalist social housing project in London so much he named Bond's arch enemy after its architect, Erno Goldfinger. ssense.com/en-us/feature/…
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is designed to sway up to 18 inches, but a 50 MPH wind only moves it 1.5 inches gatewayarch.com/experienc…
A 355 ft tall arch, called The New Safe Confinement, is currently being built over the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The structure costs an estimated $2.3 billion USD, and its completion is planned for the end of 2017. news.com.au/technology/en…
, In satisfying Hook's law of inversion; "β€œAs hangs the flexible line, so but inverted will stand the rigid arch”, Arch. Antonio Gaudi modeled his buildings upside-down, using hanging ropes, and mirrors on the floor to visualize the model upright. dataphys.org/list/gaudis-…
Keanu Reeves, is the Co-owner of Arch Motorcycles; which has only 1 bike, and costs $78,000 archmotorcycle.com/specs/
The ancient Etruscan civilization originated much of what people consider to be Roman attributes including the Roman arch, togas, bronze battle armor, chariot racing, and gladiators. thegreatcourses.com/cours…
The arch in St Louis is an observation tower with swinging "half-Ferris wheel and half-elevator" pods that take you to the top. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gat…
Today I learned of Shipton's Arch in Western China, believed to be the tallest natural arch in the world. At over 1,500 feet in height, the Empire State Building could fit beneath it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
In the animated series "Alfred J. Kwak" Alfred's arch nemesis was Adolf Hitler (Kra Dolf) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
, for his role in Man of Steel, Henry Cavill insisted to keep his chest hair for the shirtless scenes, noting that Superman has chest hair, as seen in the Death of Superman story arch from the comics. imdb.com/title/tt0770828/…
The word fornication comes from the latin 'fornix' which originally meant "arch or dome" because Roman prostitutes would solicit business under the arches of certain buildings etymonline.com/index.php?…
The Misfits' Skull logo is based off a poster for The Crimson Ghost, the character that influenced Captain America's arch-villian, The Red Skull en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
The St Louis arch isn't just an arch, it has a viewing platform at the top of it youtube.com/watch?v=j3BIB…
The Mandarin was supposed to be the villain for Iron Man 1, but Favreau considered the character's arch nemesis too important to begin with, so he was held off in a manner similar to Sauron or Emperor Palpatine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
The largest brick arch in the world, the 121-foot (37 m) tall Taq-i Kisra, is nearly 1,500 years old and the only surviving structure from the ancient city of Ctesiphon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taq…
-The Disney company considered many locations for the location of Walt Disney World including New Orleans and downtown St. Louis near the Gateway Arch before settling on central Florida. itats.org/walt-disney-wor…
The St. Louis Arch used more stainless steel than any other construction project in history. wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatewa…
Pat Sajak replaced the "Good Morning Vietnam" DJ in Vietnam, and is an arch-conservative en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
-In 1980 Kenneth Swyers landed on top of the St. Louis Arch with a parachute. It deflated and he attempted to deploy his auxiliary parachute, however it failed to open and Swyers slid down the length of the arch to his death. nps.gov/history/history/o…
Keanu Reeves co-founded a custom motorcycle shop, Arch Motorcycle Company. archmotorcycle.com/our-st…
- The Jester, arch enemy of LulzSec,updated Twitter account avatar from his signature icon to a QR Code without comment. Over 1,200 curious scanned the QR code Of those, over 500 devices reverse-shelled back his listening server. Of those, a significant number were on his personal hit-list. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Waldo has an arch-nemesis named Odlaw en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whe…
The St. Louis Arch isn't a parabola npr.org/templates/story/s…
Some people believe the St. Louis Arch can control the weather. beforeitsnews.com/alterna…
McDonalds has ONE turquoise logo/arch in the world aol.com/article/2014/09/0…
Today I learned of the Arkadiko Bridge one of the oldest arch bridges still in existence and use. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark…
, Eero Saarinen, the man who designed the Gateway Arch in St.Louis Missouri, was the first person to create the "jungle gym". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eer…
Keanu Reeves designs motorcycles and founded Arch Motorcycle Company. archmotorcycle.com
The Saint Louis Arch was modeled after the mathematical equation cosh(x). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gat…
At the creator of Doritos' funeral (Arch West), everyone was allowed to toss a Dorito into his grave. nytimes.com/2011/09/28/bu…
When Voltaire died in 1778 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who was a devout Catholic wrote a letter to his father saying "The arch-scoundrel Voltaire has finally kicked the bucket...." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
Evelyn Nesbit, the most photographed woman of the early 1900s, was in the middle of a rape-fueled love triangle which eventually culminated in her second abuser, Henry Thaw, murdering her first, Stanford White (architect of the Washington Square Arch and Madison Square Garden). criminalelement.com/blogs…
Paris's famous Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arch of the Star) was commissioned by Napoleon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Ancient Roman techniques of arch bridge construction are still effective and in use. youtube.com/watch?v=LoRIz…
Architect Eero Saarinen, who designed the Gateway Arch, the Washington Dulles International Airport, and the TWA Flight Center as examples, inspired the design of Star Trek, General Motors, IBM, John Deere, and CBS just to name a few. io9.gizmodo.com/5402867/t…
The arch was first utilized by Mesopotamian cultures, not the Romans. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
The Eiffel Tower was built to be the entrance arch to the 1889 World Fair, most contemporary critics thought it should be dismantled after the conclusion of the fair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
Foot binding in imperial China was considered a sign of status and beauty. Foot binding took place between 4 to 8 years old, and involved repeatedly forcing the toes under the foot arch with great downwards force until they broke. The women themselves were left barely able to walk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/foo…
The Gateway Arch is the tallest man-made monument in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gat…
London's Marble Arch used to house a small police station. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Natural Bridge is a 215ft arch located in Virgninia. "G.W" is carved 23ft up on the wall of the bridge and in 1927 a large stone was found engraved with "G.W," bearing a surveyor's cross. Historians have accepted this as proof that George Washington surveyed the bridge in 1750. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…
Arch rivals India and Pakistan had a friendship express running between them. It was bombed by hindu nationalists. caravanmagazine.in/report…
There was an arch bishop of Manila called Cardinal Sin nytimes.com/2005/06/21/ob…
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis has an observation deck at the top en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gat…
In 1810, for the wedding of NapolΓ©on Bonaparte, the incomplete Arc de Triomphe de l'Γ‰toile in Paris was brought to life when a wood and painted canvas replica of the Arch was constructed the same as it was to be built. This allowed the architect to make second changes to the famous arch. arcdetriompheparis.com/hi…
Today I learned of the Arch to Arc triathlon, which consists of an 87-mile run from London to Dover, a 21-mile swim across the English channel to France, and then a 180-mile bike from Calais to Paris. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End…
19th Century Victorians used to erect arches of their local products to mark special occasions. In 1877, High Wycombe built an arch of chairs to mark a visit by Queen Victoria. At the bottom were common cane-seated chairs, rising to the velveted state chair of the Mayor". Picture in comments! wycombe.gov.uk/council-se…

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