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…
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…
Stari Most, the beautiful Ottoman bridge that became a poster child for cultural genocide in 1993, was at completion the widest man-made arch in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
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…
Today I learned of the Piccirilli Brothers, who carved the Lincoln statue (DC), the NY Public Library lions, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (DC), the NY Stock Exchange, and the Washington Square Arch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
McDonalds spent over $200 million to develop and launch the Arch Deluxe, which completely flopped in most markets. nytimes.com/1996/05/10/bu…
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…
The Saint Louis Arch is as wide as it is tall (630 feet x 630 feet) gatewayarch.com/fun-fact-…
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…
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…
The St. Louis Gateway Arch Has a Tram to the Top and an Observation Deck youtu.be/j3BIBGDP3Lw
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 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…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Arch West, the Frito-Lay executive who developed Doritos, had his family sprinkle Doritos over his grave. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Keanu Reeves cofounded arch motorcycle company that builds and sells custom motorcycles wired.com/story/keanu-ree…
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 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…
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 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…

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