Actor Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) suffered 4 strokes, thought to be caused by chiropractic manipulation, that left him with 10% vision loss, migrains and impaired balance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kev…
When a bald eagle loses a feather on one wing, it will lose a feather on the other in order to keep its balance. canadiangeographic.ca/art…
Rhode Island’s Cranston School District is sending parents who owe lunch money $20 or more and who haven’t paid off the balance within 60 days to collection agency turnto10.com/news/local/c…
There is a procedure called "fecal transplantation". The doctor transplants feces from a healthy donor into another person to restore the balance of bacteria in their gut. healthline.com/health/fec…
In 2007, the hijacking of a Mauritanian flight was thwarted. Over the PA, the pilot instructed the passengers that he was about to make a bumpy landing, and they should attack the hijacker while he was off balance. He said this in French, which the gunman did not speak. The ploy succeeded. chron.com/news/nation-wor…
Geolibertarianism (Georgism) is a poltical philosophy which asserts the ONLY tax should be a land tax, and seeks to find balance with ecology. Famous proponents include Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Leonardo Da Vinci invented a self-propelled cart (powered by two coiled springs and a balance wheel, like a watch) that could drive and even steer autonomously. v2gov.com/da-vincis-self-…
South Africa has 3 capital cities: Pretoria is the administrative capital, Cape Town is the legislative capital and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital. The formation of 3 capitals was due to political and cultural issues that eventually lead to a compromise to spread the balance of power. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Today I learned about Missouri Compromise. It determined that in states located south of the 36Β°30' parallel, slavery was allowed. Every time the United States expanded west, two states would be created, one pro-slavery in the south and other anti-slavery in the north to keep the balance of power. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
In a study of 1,000s, the score for "dark triad" (narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy) was subtracted from "light triad" (Kantianism, Faith in Humanity, Humanism) to an avg. balance of 1.3, suggesting the avg. human tends to the light more than the dark. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Fish have small, roundish, special ear bones called otoliths located near their brains that provide the fish with balance, knowledge of their velocity, and hearing, however, ichthyologists can study otoliths to determine a fish's age and health just as dendrochronologists study tree rings. fishbio.com/field-notes/f…
We have crystals in our ears that sense gravity and give you balance health.clevelandclinic.or…
Humans dont actually have five senses, we have other senses like balance, heat, pain and the passage of time. Humans actually have at least 14 senses. science.howstuffworks.com…
During the Great Depression, the state of Arkansas was in such bad financial shape that the treasurer at one point reported a balance of $4.62 for the entire general revenue fund of the state. nytimes.com/2011/01/23/we…
An elephant's penis is not only 6 feet long, but prehensile. A male elephant can use his penis to swat flies, scratch his belly, to balance like a third leg, and even to grasp onto things. It even does all the work during intercourse. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Fast head-movement close to an MRI scanner can lead to nausea and loss of balance. Its magnetic field is strong enough to induce currents in your brain discovermagazine.com/envi…
Today I learned about dimorphus expression, e.g. tears of joy or wanting to bite something because it's so cute. It creates balance during overwhelming emotions. insider.com/cute-aggressi…
The reason we use "lb" for "pound" is libra (c.f. the astrological sign) is balance, while "pondo" means weight. A "libra pondo" was a "weighed pound", which was shortened to "lb". mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Gonbad-e Qabus tower has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012 and can be seen from 30km away. Considered to be a masterpiece of Persian architecture, it achieves an "almost perfect balance between a purpose, a form, and a single material" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gon…
Between the 4th and 5th century, ancient Athens adopted Ostracism, a (check and balance) system that allowed the citizens to vote to exile and banish anyone deemed a threat or tyrant for ten years. The ostracism was only considered valid if the total number of votes counted to at least 6000 wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrac…
William McAdoo's decision to close the NYSE for 4 months in 1914 to prevent Europeans from selling American securities and exchanging proceeds for USD, and then gold, led to a decisive shift in the global balance of economic power, from Europe to the USA en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Federal regulations prohibit Life Flight providers from billing Medi care/caid patients the unpaid balance, so they make up for that loss by higher prices, sometimes in excess of $50,000 and aggressively pursuing personal assets for patients that are not on those government coverage. bendbulletin.com/localsta…
While in prison, Clyde Barrow (Bonnie and Clyde) tried to avoid hard labor by chopping off two of his toes with an axe. As a result, he drove his getaway cars wearing only socks because he couldn’t balance correctly on the pedals of a car when wearing shoes. This is why he died wearing socks. biography.com/news/bonnie…
Ben Franklin left the cities of Boston and Philadelphia $2,000 in his will, but they could not draw the full balance for 200 years. In 1990, the cities received $6.5 million. nytimes.com/1990/04/21/us…
Swinging our arms when walking not only helps with our balance but also uses 12% less metabolic energy compared to keeping ours arms still when walking. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Seagulls can drink salt water, as well as fresh water, as they possess exocrine glands located in supraorbital grooves of the skull by which salt can be excreted through the nostrils to assist the kidneys in maintaining electrolyte balance en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gul…
Karin Lichey achieved something in gymnastics that is so rare it's happened only one time in the history of the NCAA. On Feb. 23,1996 she scored a "perfect 40" meaning she scored a perfect 10 on all 4 events -- vault, balance beam, uneven bars & floor exercise all during one meet. ncaa.com/news/gymnastics-…
Violinists are completely holding the violin with their head and shoulder and just uses their hand for balance violinonline.com/howtohol…
The abbreviation for pound (lb) comes from an ancient Roman unit of measurement called "libra pondo" (a pound by weight). "Libra" meant balance or scales, and is also why the symbol for the British pound (Β£) is a stylized L with a line through it. theweek.com/articles/4613…
John Favreau credits Dungeons & Dragons with giving him a really strong background in imagination, storytelling, understanding how to create tone and a sense of balance en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
The Bank Of England has physical β‚€1 million and β‚€100 million notes. Called "giants" and "titans", the notes balance legal tender between England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and, if necessary, could be replaced with Bank Of England cash. bbc.com/news/magazine-211…
Today I learned that a condition called vestibular disease can suddenly affect a cat's ability to balance and thus develop severe discoordination. The exact cause is unknown. vcahospitals.com/know-you…
Today I learned about the the Opium War. Britain illegal imported large amounts of opium to China in order to balance out the large amount of tea China imported to Britain nam.ac.uk/explore/opium-w…
There's a disease called nf2 which effects your balance/hearing and currently has no cure. cancer.net/cancer-types/n…
Zimbabwe's bank balance was a total of just $217 at the start of 2013 bbc.com/news/world-africa…
EVE Online's economy is so rich, that CCP (the developers) had to employ five full-time economists to keep things in balance and to prevent it from being unstable. ign.com/articles/2013/05/…
Vaginas have ecosystems of bacteria which feed on vaginal discharge while maintaining a healthy PH balance. Yeast infections can occur when the ecosystem is disrupted. myisolove.com/vaginal-bal…
Moving your head quickly back and forth while in an MRI can cause you to feel nausea, loss of balance, a metallic taste in your mouth, or even to see flashes of light. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Until recently, the kilogram was defined by the "International Prototype Kilogram" (IPK) , a platinum-alloy cylinder made in 1889. From May 2019, a Kibble balance was used to link it to Planck's constant (because the weight of the IPK was changing subtly over time). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
The ISS doesn't actually have zero gravity. In fact it has 90% as much gravity on Earth. The perceived weightlessness is caused by the balance between the inward pull of gravity, and the very fast orbital velocity. brilliant.org/wiki/is-the…
Today I learned of the church of euthanasia. their belief is to "restore balance between humans and the remaining species on earth." their famous slogan being "Save the Planet, Kill Yourself" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Cyanobacteria have caused one the most deadly disasters in Earth’s history. Cyanobacteria, the first microbes to produce oxygen by photosynthesis 2 billion years ago, set Earth's original atmosphere off-balance, which may have destroyed most organisms at the time. slate.com/technology/2014…
Volkswagen produced a V5 engine, with three cylinders on one side, and two on the other. Complex engineering was necessary to balance the engine. roadandtrack.com/new-cars…
Alligators in Louisiana have learned to balance sticks on their snouts specifically during egret and heron nesting season, when the birds are actively searching for nest materials. This is the first known case of predators using lures based on seasonal prey behavior. tandfonline.com/doi/full/…
NASA is running low on the material (plutonium-238; a byproduct of nuclear weps) that powers many of its deep-space missions. NASA today has about 77 pounds. If NASA hits a plutonium bottleneck, the future of deep-space exploration could hang in the balance for untold years businessinsider.com/nasa-…
Modern cruise ships have retractable active stabilizer fins that act much like airplane wings under the water to balance the ship in rough seas. cruisedeals.expert/how-cr…
Photography film was made with only Caucasian skin in mind and Kodak only really developed the technology to colour balance darker skin tone by chance- because of complaints over poor light calibration from makers of brown furniture. cjc-online.ca/index.php/j…
A gymnast at the Rio Olympics named Marisa Dick created a new move for the balance beam and was the first to use it in competition. A β€œchange-leg leap to free-cross split sit” is now known as The Dick Move. sports.yahoo.com/news/gym…
"Invasive species can increase the risk of wildfires by taking over areas, throwing off the natural balance, and providing potential blazes with an abundance of fuel." doi.gov/blog/7-burning-qu…
Simpsons creator Matt Groening chose yellow for the color of the characters because he wanted viewers to think the color on their television was off balance. vimeo.com/115887786#t=16m…
In the 1800's the British actively pushed addictive Opium on the Chinese population to balance a trade deficit. China would only trade silver for tea and silk and the Brits were going broke. Solution: sell drugs... and it worked! bbc.co.uk/history/0/20428…
A father's genes promote the baby's weight in the womb, regardless of maternal health, while a mother's genes limit the baby's weight, regardless of fetal health, and a delicate balance is achieved via this conflict gosh.nhs.uk/news/press-re…
A group of physically inactive seniors aged 70 to 92 years, experienced a significant decrease in the number of falls, the risk for falling, and the fear of falling as well as improved functional balance and physical performance after participating in a 3-times-per-week, 6-month Tai Chi program ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Paul McCartney occasionally rides the bus as a normal guy and chats to people. "It grounds you, you know. It's a balance thing. I'm just one of the people on the bus. I'm the famous one, but I'm behaving normally... Really, it's important." washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…
A manufacturing defect saved a mobster's life. A car bomb detonated under Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal's 1981 Cadillac Eldorado, but GM installed a metal plate under the driver's seat in that model to correct its balance, protecting him from the explosion. ('Casino' (1995) depicts the bombing.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Seagulls can drink salt water because of exocrine glands found in their head which lets them secrete the salt from their nostrils to maintain electrolyte balance in their kidneys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gul…
Bird eggs (like robins) are the blue they are as a balance between warming the egg from absorbed light and protecting the inside from transmitted light and UV ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
Hallucinations can occur in any sensory modalityβ€”visual (sight), auditory (sound), olfactory (smell), gustatory (taste), tactile (touch), equilibrioceptive (balance), nociceptive (harm), thermoceptive (temperature), and chronoceptive (time). en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
Zimbabwe's bank balance was $217 at the start of 2013 vice.com/read/zimbabwe-ha…
A counterscript exists that is designed to redress the balance when telemarketers cold call you egbg.home.xs4all.nl/count…
There are 5 so called "Lagrangian Points" wherein the gravitational effects from the Sun and Earth balance out. These points would act as a solar parking space for objects within their limits. map.gsfc.nasa.gov/mission…
Humans have 15 β€œother senses” that include things like balance, temperature, pain and time, as well as internal senses for suffocation, thirst, and fullness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sen…
Sea otters are one of the only natural predators of sea urchins which makes them a keystone species in helping to maintain the balance of kelp ecosystems. Because they help maintain the kelp ecosystem, they are indirectly helping to reduce levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. defenders.org/sea-otter/b…
Daniel Okrent invented rotisserie legue fantasy baseball. He also coined Okrent's Law, which states "The pursuit of balance can create imbalance because sometimes something is true", referring to the press providing legitimacy to fringe or minority viewpoints in an effort to appear fair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Even a flamingo cadaver can stand upright on one leg without losing balance. It requires no muscle activity to stay in such a pose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
The Taoist explanation of why all major religions prescribe some sort of sabbath: balance. Balance between *doing* and *being.* We work all week, doing. On the sabbath, we can be. bbc.co.uk/religion/religi…
Mathematicians at London's King's College used statistical modeling in a study commissioned by Sky Movies to conclude that The Shining was the "perfect scary movie" due to a proper balance of various ingredients including shock value, suspense, gore and size of the cast news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/enter…
Going 12 consecutive days with only 6 hours of sleep, is equivalent to having a BAC of 0.1% which is marked by slurred speech, poor balance and memory issues. bbc.com/future/story/2015…
, that the British paid India over 1 billion in non-convertible Sterling balance for their war effort during WW2, unlike other colonies like Australia, Canada and New Zealand where the troops were mostly self financed. timesofindia.com/home/sun…
In 2011, in response to employees' complaints about work-life balance and the expectations of answering after-hours email from home, Volkswagen agreed to implement a rule restricting company email functionality on the firm's BlackBerry smartphones from 6:30pm-7:30am. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
The hypnic jerk, or the twitching of the limbs that accompanies a falling sensation while sleeping, is caused by the brain's misinterpretation of relaxed muscles as falling. The brain then sends signals to arm and leg muscles in an attempt to regain balance. io9.com/5895375/why-does-…
Water can only be sucked up a pipe for 33' vertically before balancing with atmospheric pressure. The same principle is how barometers work, using mercury, which is much heavier and balances at about 3'. articles.eklhad.net/tube
McLaren F1 tires cost $7,000 but changing the tires costs $50,000. Since it's a race car, it can only balance the tires while driving around a race track so the owner has to rent out a track & pay for transport/liability/EMT's/drivers. youtu.be/EsKDGdcb6BQ?t=4m…
There is a reverse sea sickness that is experienced after turning to land, because the brain's vestibular system, which controls balance, has not readjusted to the return to land. In some people it never readjusts, causing them to feel a constant rocking sensation. nytimes.com/2007/06/12/he…
There are cruise missiles that balance range and defense evasion by flying at subsonic speeds and engaging in a supersonic "sprint" as they approach their target en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3M-…
At the 2016 Olympics, wrestling coaches were given dolls of the event's cat-like mascot. To challenge calls, coaches had to toss them into the ring. One coach said, "The fate of one of my athletes [...] hangs in the balance of a referee's error. And I have a stuffed animal in my hands." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
When a bald eagle loses a feather on one wing, it will lose a feather on the other in order to keep its balance. canadiangeographic.ca/kid…
New Balance sneakers were designed with three insole support points based on a chicken's three clawed foot being ideal for balance. stand-out.net/blog/how-ch…
Yin is the black and Yang is the white of the YinYang symbol of balance, which is said to begin with emptiness (a blank circle) and moves until quiescence is reached. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin…
Humans have up to 16 more senses than the traditional 5. These include balance, pain, temperature, and the ability to know where your limbs are without seeing them (Proprioception). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sen…
Thousands of New Englanders were sent by the New England Emigrant Aid Company to settle Kansas, with the sole intent of shifting its balance of power and voting it into the union as a Free State rather than a Slave State. This was successful and in 1861, Kansas was admitted as a Free State. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Best seat in movie for sound is 2/3rd back in middle. That's where audio engineers sit to balance sound. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Special figures was an event in the 1908 Summer Olympic Games. Like compulsory figures, special figures involved tracing patterns on the ice with the blade of one ice skate. This required the skater to display significant balance and control while skating on one foot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
In 2003 an arbitration board ordered Tom Hanks to pay his Idaho home builder the unpaid balance for the construction, plus interest and attorney fees. The total was $2 million. Hanks sued the builder in 2007, and again lost. He had to pay for the cost of the arbitration, $167,623. archives.mtexpress.com/in…
Credit card companies refer to people who pay off their balance on time each month as 'deadbeats' investopedia.com/terms/d/…
Someone who wears flannel, has a beard, and balances old back-country ruggedness with trendy city life is a Lumbersexual. time.com/3603216/confessi…
Coconut juice – or water inside – not only is sterile, but has the same electrolytic balance as human blood, which enabled medics in the Pacific Theater in World War II to use it as an emergency substitute for plasma. articles.mercola.com/site…
Cynicism is actually a philosophy that advocates the rejection of sex, power, wealth, and fame in order to live a virtuous life that is in balance with nature. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
When a prescription is cheaper than your Copay, the balance is sent to your insurance company. cnn.com/2016/06/23/health…
Some sailors believed that polydactyl cats were better at catching pests, possibly connected with the suggestion that extra digits give a polydactyl cat better balance, important when at sea. In some places polydactyl cats became known as "ship's cats". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Since the "Cecil the Lion" controversy and outrage, hunters are hesitant to help with population control. This is resulting in lion overpopulation and 200 lions facing being killed to maintain a balance in the ecosystem. huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016…
While the 1916 presidential election hung in the balance, President Wilson was worried about being a lame duck president for 4 months during World War 1. He made plans to appoint his opponent as Secretary of State, and then both he and the VP would resign if they lost. nowiknow.com/duck-duck-wi…
The man having the world's longest beard died by accidentally tripping on his long beard while running away from fire..He lost his balance and fell, breaking his neck from the unexpected accident! He died instantaneously. cabinetofcuriosities.ca/s…
The balance beam scale your doctor uses measures mass, while your bathroom scale (digital or spring) measures weight en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wei…
A cat named Tommy, trained by his wheelchair bound caregiver, successfully called 911 and alerted police to come to the aid of his owner who had fallen and couldn't get up because of pain from osteoporosis and ministrokes that disrupted his balance. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
The "bliss point" is the balance of sugar, salt, fat, etc. that makes processed foods taste "just right" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bli…
The US has not had a balance of zero federal debt in over 150 years davemanuel.com/2009/07/11…
Shoppers have left almost $44 billion dollars in unused gift card balances the last 5 years m.wdbj7.com/news/local/st…
Biodiesel has the highest energy balance of any fuel. For every one unit of fossil energy needed to produce biodiesel, 3.2 units of energy are gained. green.autoblog.com/2006/0…

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