Mike Birbiglia is a diagnosed sleepwalker who jumped through a second story window while dreaming that a missile was about to hit his hotel. Birbiglia restrains himself by sleeping in a sleeping bag and wearing mittens at night. rollingstone.com/culture/…
According to a study, a woman is more likely to give her number to a guy carrying a guitar case than a man holding a gym bag. Over a third of the women gave their digits when the guy was carrying the guitar case, and only 9 % shared their number when a gym bag was in sight mensjournal.com/health-fi…
Today I learned about the Juicero, a $799 juice press, made with $1000 in parts. The company received $120M in venture capital. It only "pressed" $7 DRM-controlled pre-juiced juice bags (not fresh fruit). The packs were easily opened and emptied by hand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jui…
The inventor of the Graham cracker, Sylvester Graham, spoke out against meat, alcohol, sex, warm baths, hard beds, and even store-bought bread. An angry mob of bakers and butchers once marched to the hotel he was lecturing at, only for his supporters to drop bags of lime on them from the roof. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
In 2005, Costco sent out a recall notice for punching bags that were filled with used men and women's underwear instead of sand. Everyone that purchased the bag got a replacement and a shipping label to return the bag. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
When Cambyses II of Persia invaded Egypt, knowing Egyptians loved cats and animals, he had his soldiers draw Bastet on their shields, and bring every animal they could find to be in front of his army. Celebrating his victory, Cambyses threw cats from a bag at Egyptian’s faces. ancient.eu/Bastet/
Louis Vuitton burns surplus bags and products at the end of each year. This maintains exclusivity of the brand and ensures that their products are never sold at a discounted rate. marketingmind.in/reason-l…
Shark eggs are little plastic bag-like containers known as "Mermaid Purses". They come with strings that latch onto rope structures such as seaweed. marinedimensions.ie/what-…
Trading onion options is illegal. In the 1950’s two traders in Chicago cornered the market by crashing the price of a 50lb bag of onions to lower than the cost of the bag that carried them, leading to a shortage of onions in the U.S. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni…
A California man found an unopened copy of a 1987 Nintendo game called Kid Icarus in his mom's attic. It was still in the original shopping bag along with a receipt showing it cost $38.45. He later sold the game at auction for $9,000. cnbc.com/2019/08/06/vinta…
Parrotfish sleep in a bag of their own mucus for protection. discovermagazine.com/plan…
In 2014 Korean Air vice president Heather Cho was so angry about receiving macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a plate, she forced the plane to taxi back to gate and unload the offending flight attendant. "Nutgate" ended up costing her 5 months in jail en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut…
It's been illegal to import haggis to the US since 1971 because it contains lung, which is banned due to the risk of contamination by stomach acid or phlegm during slaughter. All US haggis is produced in the country, minus the lung (and traditional stomach bag). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hag…
The market for recycled plastic determines what gets recycled. If you put plastic bags in the recycling, they cost too much to recycle and get put in landfills after sorting. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
In Singapore it is common to get take away coffee (kopi) in a plastic bag (not dissimilar to a small shopping bag with handles), rather than a takeaway cup. expatliving.sg/local-coff…
We get oranges in our Christmas stockings, to represent little bags of gold, left by St Nicholas. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
In 2019 an expedition that descended to the Mariana Trench, the deepest area in the world's oceans, found a plastic bag and sweet wrappers at the bottom of the Trench. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Garden Veggie Straws, which shows fresh vegetables on the bag, and are promoted as a healthy alternative to chips, are actually made of salt, starch, and tomato paste. They have less nutrition than actual potato chips and the manufacturer, which has a history of false claims, is now being sued. nypost.com/2017/07/06/the…
A footbag is the term for a small, round bag usually filled with plastic pellets or sand, which is kicked into the air as part of a competitive game or as a display of dexterity. "Hacky Sack" is the name of a brand of footbag popular in the 1970s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hac…
Apollo astronauts did not have toilets: They peed into bags and brought their feces back home in bactericide. businessinsider.com/how-n…
After β€œIt’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" aired, people mailed in bags of candy to Charles Schulz's office for Charlie Brown, feeling so bad for him. livestly.com/5-facts-abou…
A masked Manchester music producer known as "Outlaw" has been driving around at 5 mph blasting McFerrin's "Don't Worry" & handing out free items such as toilet paper, sanitiser, & weed. He's also known for handing out cash to needy at xmas & for giving bags of bud to passersby in Picadilly Gdns. vice.com/en_uk/article/93…
Fashion designer Tina Goranjc will use authenticated DNA of the late Alexander McQueen to grow human skin. Goranjc plans to tan the skin and use it to create leather jackets and bags. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The origin of Pocari Sweat. When a researcher with the pharmaceutical company that makes the Japanese soft drink was hospitalized with diarrhea on a trip to Mexico, he saw a doctor drink the liquid from an IV bag after completing a surgery which gave him the idea for a drinkable IV solution. scmp.com/lifestyle/food-d…
In 2014, Walter Williams was pronounced dead. Paperwork was completed, he was put in a body bag and taken to a funeral home. When he was taken to the embalming room, his legs began to move and the coroner noticed him lightly breathing. He was still alive. Two weeks later he died for real. smithsonianmag.com/sponso…
Most Modern Chewing Gums, are made from polyethylene and polyvinyl acetate. Plastic Polymers that are commonly used to create Grocery Bags, & Plastic Bottles. These ingredients are considered Trade Secrets & are generally listed in the Ingredients under the description 'Gum Base.' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Being injected with an IV bag of pure water would cause your blood cells to rupture/explode, since they are hypertonic (have a higher concentration of solutes than water) reviveivtherapyal.com/iv-…
Pro wrestler Brutus Beefcake caused an Anthrax scare by leaving a bag of cocaine in the Boston Subway back in 2004 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
A terminally ill Star Wars fan got to see "The Rise of Skywalker" ahead of its scheduled release. A hospice worker tweeted the man's dying wish after seeing a Star Wars tattoo on his leg; 2 days later, a Disney rep arrived at the hospice with a black bag containing a hard drive with the movie. nbcnews.com/pop-culture/m…
Freitag, a company from Switzerland, makes a wide range of bags from recycled truck tarp, car seatbelts and old bike inner tubes. This way they combat waste by recycling materials that are often thrown away. freitag.ch/en
A man was arrested because he was pissed off at Bank of America for freezing his account leaving him peniless, that he placed a bag of his own urine and fish bait to rot into their Safety Deposit Box as a form of justice. reviewjournal.com/news/an…
A guy called Xia Boyu lost both his legs climbing Mt. Everest after giving his sleeping bag to a sick teammate. Aged 69 he tried it again and became the second double amputee to scale Everest. ispo.com/en/outdoor-socie…
Today I learned about space waste and space junk. An estimated 400,000 Earth pounds (~181,436 kg) of waste has been left on the Moon by humans, including things from wet wipes to over 70 discarded probes. 95% of objects in Earth's orbit are junk (dead satellites, nuts, bolts, tools, garbage bags, and debris). interestingengineering.co…
A suspected serial killer was shot dead by a sex worker when he entered her home. 4 sets of handcuffs were found on him. When police searched his car, they found a machete, axes, knives, a shovel, bleach, and garbage bags, a sledgehammer, and a bullet proof vest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nea…
Today I learned of Oleg Gordievsky, a KGB/MI6 double agent. If he required MI6 rescue, he was to stand on a street corner in Moscow at 730pm on a Tuesday holding a safeway bag, wearing a grey cap. MI6 would acknowledge by walking past him eating a chocolate bar. MI6 monitored this street corner for 10 years. theguardian.com/books/201…
Air bags are not inflated from some compressed gas source but rather from the products of a chemical reaction. The chemical at the heart of the air bag reaction is called sodium azide, or NaN3. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Diplomats carry 'diplomatic bags'. These house secret information or anything pertaining to the duties of the diplomats who carry it - diplomatic bags have just the same immunity as diplomats themselves, meaning it cannot be opened/searched by law enforcement in a foreign country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dip…
The Goodwill will refuse to take your old office chair, bean bags, or box spring mattresses chairpickr.com/how-to-rec…
Entrepreneur Laura Scudder (1881-1959), a pioneer of marking food with freshness dates & of using chips bags was refused insurance by male agents. After decades she gave up a $9 million offer for her company when the buyer wouldn't guarantee workers' jobs. (A later $6M offer did protect them.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau…
At the premiere of the Good Omens TV series, a front row seat was left empty in tribute to Terry Pratchett. His trademark scarf and hat were placed on it, and there was a bag of popcorn- Neil Gaiman said that Terry wanted to sit next to him and eat popcorn if an Omens movie ever happened. radiotimes.com/news/on-de…
When Victor Vescovo reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest trench in the world, he discovered a plastic bag and candy wrappers at 10,928 metres (35,849 ft.) below the surface, confirming that human-generated waste can pollute even the deepest parts of the ocean en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned that allergic rhinitis can cause dark bags under the eyes, called "allergic shiners". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
In 2017, five Denver nurses were suspended for opening a body bag and β€œadmiring” the size of the dead man’s genitals. nypost.com/2017/09/06/nur…
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, women turned their flour sacks into into dresses, underwear, towels, curtains, quilts, and other household necessities. So flour companies started packing their flour in bags with pretty patterns. slate.com/human-interest/…
Today I learned about Cat Burning, a form of entertainment in medieval Europe. It involved such "amusement" ranging from putting cats in a bag and throwing them into a bonfire to setting them ablaze and chasing them through the streets. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The "air" puffing-up most potato chips bags is actually not air. It's nitrogen. Chemical reactions with regular air would hurt the taste. Also, typical snacks bags are a high-tech sandwich of polypropylene, a possible thin coating of aluminum, and polyethylene (grocery-bag plastic). npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
In 1987 Glad-Lock Bags financed a theatrically released movie called "Million Dollar Mystery", where the audience was handed a coupon outside the theater, and the movie had a tie in with their promotion, even having the character directly talk to the audience at the end about the promotion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
The myth that elephants like eating peanuts comes from 19th century circuses and zoos that sold bags of peanuts for visitors to feed to the elephants and other animals. chocolatebar.com/elephant…
Legos last up to 1300 years, clogging up the earth’s oceans. Along with garbage such as plastic bottles and bags, ocean surfaces contain more of these plastic particles than larval fish. In commercial fishing seas, fishing nets collect over 10,000 pieces of plastic in an average 5 minute tow. sciencedirect.com/science…
An American woman lost all her teeth due to fluoride poisoning from tea. She'd been having a pitcher of ice tea made with 100-150 bags every day for 17 years. cbsnews.com/news/womans-1…

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