In 1935, in a newly built Sydney aquarium, a tiger shark vomited a human arm that belonged to a man that went missing recently, which sparked a murder mystery when it was discovered the arm was severed with a knife instead of being bitten off. news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
Evel Knievel, perhaps the best known daredevil, ruined his career when he attacked a man with a baseball bat due an unflattering book. The victim was knocked unconscious and needed major surgery to repair his arm.Evel only served 6 months in jail but lost all his endorsements and contracts. bizarrela.com/2016/03/eve…
Today I learned of Nandy, a Neanderthal skeleton recovered in Iraq. He suffered extensive injuries, including the loss of an arm early in his life, and was unlikely to have been able to care for himself. Despite this, he lived until the age of 45, suggesting that he was cared for by his society en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Credit Card Information can be stolen wirelessly from an arms length while you still have them in your purse. Thieves wirelessly scanned a credit card in a woman's purse while she exited her vehicle outside a Walmart store and then used it while she was still inside the store. abc11.com/mandy-lopez-hol…
In 1506, a 1000+ year old statue was unearthed. The main figure, LaocoΓΆn, was missing an arm. The pope commissioned a contest to find who would recreate the missing arm best. Michelangelo's version lost. In 1906 the original arm was found and in nearly the exact pose Michelangelo had sculpted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lao…
Octopuses have 2/3 of their neurons in their arms. When in captivity they regularly occupy their time with covert raids on other tanks, squirting water at people they don't like, shorting out bothersome lights, and escaping. theguardian.com/environme…
Smaug the dragon originally had 4 legs in the first Hobbit movie but was changed to having 2 legs and 2 wing-arms in the second Hobbit movie. mtv.com/news/1719502/smau…
Alfred Nobel a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. He held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous, Having read a premature obituary which condemned him for profiting from the sales of arms, he bequeathed his fortune to the Nobel Prize institution en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
Today I learned about Robert Williams, a Ford assembly line worker, who was the first human in history to have been killed by a robot. In 1979, he was hit by a robotic arm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
When people act like Frankenstein's monster, they often stretch their arms out in front of them because of the 1943 movie Frankenstein Meets the Wolf-Man. In the movie the monster is blinded and has to walk holding his hands in front of him. wikipedia.org/wiki/Franke…
A doctor fooled a DNA test by implanting a tube in his arm with a former patient's blood in it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Napoleon Bonaparte is shown posing with his hand in his waistcoat because Jacques-Louis David painted him that way in several portraits to make him look more stately. The pose dates back to Greek statesman Aeschines who believed speaking with an arm outside your tunic was bad manners. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
Waving arms and screaming are not signs of drowning, but of aquatic distress. Actual drowning is often β€œquieter”; no call for help, no waving arms, just an upright body and head tilted back. Thus many people fail to recognize when a person is actually drowning. globalrescue.com/common/b…
An attempted assassination of Bob Marley occurred on Dec. 3, 1976, when seven armed men raided his house two days before a concert to quell violence. His wife was shot in the head in her car in the driveway. The gunmen shot Marley in the chest and arm. Astonishingly, there were no fatalities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
When Southwest Airlines tried to change their motto to β€œJust Plane Smart” in the 1990s, they found out a much smaller company was already using it. To settle the issue, the CEOs of each company engaged in an arm wrestling match and the smaller company, Steven’s Aviation, ended up winning. community.southwest.com/t…
Czar Nicholas II of Russia and King George V of England got large dragon tattoos on their arms while they were touring Japan. The two monarchs, first cousins, went on to lead their respective nations in WWI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
In 2006, the Worlds Tallest Man saved two dolphins by using his long arms to reach into their stomachs and pull out dangerous plastics after all other attempts to use instruments had failed. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
The current holder of the record for farthest archery target hit achieved this feat without arms en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Plate armor and firearms had coexisted for over 300 years in Europe. Armor had been in an arms race against firearms during that time, and it wasn't until the 16th century that full body armor was phased out in favor of prioritizing protection of vitals. metmuseum.org/toah/hd/aam…
The reason why the unicorn on the UK's royal coat of arms is chained, but the lion isn't, is that according to legend a free unicorn was a very dangerous animal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
Ticks can paralyze and kill humans with their saliva. Tick paralysis takes 2-7 days of tick toxin exposure and leads to paralysis of the legs, arms, and eventually the diaphragm. The disease can be reversed if the tick is found and removed before respiratory failure occurs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tic…
The inspiration for the "Wakanda Forever" salute came from Egyptian pharaohs who were laid to rest with their arms crossed and West African sculptures. It also means a β€˜hug’ or β€˜love’ in ASL, American Sign Language.” inverse.com/article/44867…
The first time british soldiers engaged american soldiers during the American Revolution they were ordered to "lay down your arms, you damned rebels ". When the american commanding officer ordered his men to stand down he wasn't heard properly due to having tubercolisis. Fighting ensued. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Today I learned about the preserved body of Xin Zhui, a Chinese noblewoman who died in 163 BC. Her body was preserved in an unknown fluid, with skin soft and moist. Her muscles still allowed for arms and legs to flex at the joints, with all organs and blood vessels intact. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xin…
While Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown is credited with shooting down the Red Baron's plane, the Red Baron himself was actually killed after being shot once in the heart by small arms fire from the ground, not the air. It is still unknown who, exactly, fired the fatal bullet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Γ‰mile Zola is buried in the same crypt as Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas. Also, at the ceremony to rebury Zola there was an assassination attempt on Alfred Dreyfus, who survived being shot in the arm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
Sarah Biffin, a Victorian English painter born without arms and legs, learned to write, sew and paint with her mouth. Her miniature portraits at a traveling show impressed an Earl so much that he paid for her tutelage. She became very popular and even the Royal Family commissioned her work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
People have dominant eyes just like arms and legs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocu…
Safety experts now recommend driving with your hands at 9 and 3 on the steering wheel. The old 10 and 2 position can break your hands or force your arms into your face if the airbag deploys. popularmechanics.com/cars…
There are no muscles in your fingers. Their function is controlled by muscles in your palms and arms. technicalrescuesystems.ne…
Robert Williams was the first known human to be killed by a robot. While working at the Ford Motor Company Flat Rock Casting Plant, Williams was killed by an industrial robot arm on January 25, 1979. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Ric O'Barry transitioned from training dolphins for the TV show 'Flipper' to instead advocating against industries that keep dolphins in captivity, after one of the Flipper dolphins died in his arms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Although octopi are color blind, they have light receptors and neurons in their tentacles allowing them to think and see with their arms as well as change their skin color to their environment. youtu.be/mFP_AjJeP-M
In December 1962, a trapeze artist named Horst Klein scaled an electricity Pole near the Berlin Wall and climbed over it by inching across a disused power cable. Unfortunately, his hands became numb from the cold and he fell, breaking both of his arms. Fortunately, he landed inside West Berlin. huffpost.com/entry/berlin…
The Backward galaxy has 2 "leading" spiral arms: they point TOWARDS the direction the galaxy is rotating (in the exact opposite direction you'd expect from the picture). NGC 4622 also has 1 "trailing" inner arm that moves as normal (pointing away from the direction of rotation). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC…
Today I learned about the Hero Arm, a superhero themed prosthesis for below elbow amputees costing around $3000. wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_B…
During the filming of Poltergeist (1982), the clown doll nearly really killed Robbie Freeling due to an animatronic error when the clown's arm constricted too tightly around his neck. When the actor started protesting he couldn't breath, Spielberg thought he was improve acting. screenrant.com/poltergeis…
For years United Technologies Corporation, a major American arms developer, illegally gave China access to highly classified military technology in exchange for an increase in profits and entry into the Chinese civilian helicopter market. reuters.com/article/us-us…
Today I learned of Michael Patterson, a man who jumped into a creek to save a drowning four-year-old girl. He ended up severing his spinal cord during the rescue and paralyzing both of his legs and one of his arms. He also suffered other injuries. He later died in hospital. today.com/news/good-samar…
Someone tried and failed to save President Abraham Lincoln. His name was Major Henry Rathbone. After Booth fired the shot, Rathbone tried to tackle him to the ground, but Booth was able to get free by slicing Rathbone in the arm with a dagger. Rathbone was never free of the guilt till his death. blog.nyhistory.org/attend…
Today I learned about Rogelio Moret, an MLB pitcher whose career ended after he entered a catatonic trance in the locker room before a game. His teammates found him frozen still for over 90 minutes in the shower with one arm extended holding a slipper. sabr.org/bioproj/person/r…
Today I learned about Stonewall Jackson's left arm, which was amputated after he was shot by his own troops. Jackson's arm was buried in a private cemetery in Spotsylvania, VA, and never reunited with the rest of his remains. A monument to his left arm still stands there today. npr.org/2012/06/28/155804…
That, at the 1944 World Series, held during World War II, the St. Louis Browns used Pete Gray as an outfielder, despite the fact that he was missing his right arm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
A starfish does not have the capacity to plan its actions. If one arm detects an attractive odor, it becomes dominant and temporarily over-rides the other arms to initiate movement towards the prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Petula Clark caused a stir when she touched the arm of Harry Belafonte during a duet. She refused to destroy the negative and sponsors lost their cool. She and her husband ensured the negatives remained in tact by locking herself in the editing suite and refused to do another take. theguardian.com/music/201…
Daniel Craig did all his stunts himself for the Bond franchise and has been injured multiple times including having his two front teeth shattered, losing the tip of a finger, spraining his arm, his knee, and twisting his ankle. esquire.com/entertainment…
Over-arm bowling in Cricket was declared legal only in 1864. wisden.com/stories/archiv…
Today I learned of Carl Herman Unthan a 19th century violinist who was born without arms. During a concert, he accidentally broke a string; he replaced and tuned it using only his toes. Afterwards, he deliberately weakened a string before each performance so that he could repeat the stunt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Otters keep their favorite stones under their arms when they're not using them to detach prey from the seabed and break it open. They've been known to form attachments to them and keep them throughout their lives. discoverwildlife.com/anim…
The Sufferagettes were a more militant arm of the Suffragists who had tried to enact change through negotiations. Their motto was "Deeds Not Words". youtu.be/0EIFDSb7tWc

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