The colored beads in Silica Gel packets are a humidity indicator. If the beads are blue or orange the silica gel can still adsorb more moisture. If the beads are pink or green, then the silica gel is spent and can adsorb no more moisture.โ€ฆ
On May 24, 1626, Peter Minuit purchased the island of Manhattan for the equivalent of $24 worth of beads and trinkets.โ€ฆ
Some traders in prehistoric Europe made fake amber beads to cheat rich people. The beads were so accurate, they even fooled a team of trained archaeologists at first. blogs.discovermagazine.coโ€ฆ
Eight-year-old Gabi Mann of Seattle, Washington receives gifts from crows in her garden. She feeds the crows regularly and little "treasures" are given in return including a miniature silver ball, a black button, a blue paper clip, a yellow bead, a blue Lego piece, and a pearl colored heart.โ€ฆ
That, due to dwindling graveyard space, some South Koreans are turning their loved ones' remains into "death beads", which are then displayed in the home.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Indian โ€œPunditsโ€- undercover agents who mapped countries in South Asia, such as Tibet and Nepal, for the British Empire in the mid-19th century, as they were banned from them. The pundits used a 100-bead rosary to count steps and a prayer wheel to store secret messages.โ€ฆ
Bugatti Veyron tires cost $42,000 for a set. At top speed they only last 15 minutes. The wheels have to be replaced every other tire change to ensure the integrity of the bead seal at high speed. Those are $69,000 a set.โ€ฆ
Microbeads, the little abrasive beads in found in soap products, are so dangerous to the environment they've been banned in the USโ€ฆ
These cilinders at the end of a cable are called Ferrite Beads and are there to filter noise.โ€ฆ
A color photograph with a "luminous streak at the top" was taken by B. T. Matthias and S. J. Buchsbaum in August 1961 "during a severe thunderstorm" in Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America. That "luminous streak" may have been caused by "pulsating ball lightning" or "bead lightning."
Many toothpastes contain small plastic beads which may lodge in the gums, are likely harmful to the environment, and are included in toothpaste for decorative purposes onlyโ€ฆ
Poachers in Myanmar are killing elephants not for ivory but for their thick skin, some of which is dried and turned into red beads.โ€ฆ
Kate Capshaws' opening scene dress in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was one of a kind, made from original 1920s beads. Before the scene was shot, an elephant was able to partially eat it requiring emergency repair work.โ€ฆ
The little plastic thing at the end of data cables is called a Ferrite Bead, and it is used to block interference from radio signals from other electronics.โ€ฆ
As early as 3,400 years ago, ancient Danes were being buried with Egyptian-made jewelry, including beads from the same workshop as King Tut's death mask. A researcher working on the beads believes that there might be a connection between Egyptian and ancient Nordic religion.โ€ฆ
Mardi Gras beads have โ€œtoxic levels of lead, bromine, arsenic, phthalate plasticizers, halogens, cadmium, chromium, mercury and chlorineโ€โ€ฆ
Gouldian Finch chicks are born with blue beads around their beaks which glow in the dark. This helps their parentโ€™s to feed them in the dark.โ€ฆ
Retroreflective highway signs and lane markers use special kinds of paints that contain many thousands of glass beads per square foot that are bonded to the highway with a strong binder. Instead of scattering light they return the light around and send it back in the direction of your headlightsโ€ฆ
On the TV show Naked and Afraid, the contestnets all wear identical necklaces with a center bead which is a microphone that has a wire that connects to a wireless audio transmitter hidden in the satchel.โ€ฆ
A Sheffield, UK based company wants to replace the water in your washing machine with thousands of tiny polymer beads to save on water and energy.โ€ฆ
Silica gel beads are non-toxic and should be kept out of reach of dogs and children for choking hazardโ€ฆ
Humans happened, by chance, to come along during the 100-million-year blip in time where the moon is the proper distance from Earth to cause eclipse effects such as Bailey's Beads, Ring of Fire, and Diamond Ring. This is due to the fact that the moon's orbit grows by 3.8 cm year. blogs.scientificamerican.โ€ฆ
The Suanpan abacus was taught in Chinese schools into the 1990s. Chinese accountants had to pass examinations in bead arithmetic before they were qualified, until around the early 2000s when it was replaced by computer accountingโ€ฆ
Today I learned about prince rupert's drop - quick cooled glass beads that survived up to 20 tons of pressure.โ€ฆ
The cylinder at the end of a power cord is a ferrite bead.โ€ฆ
Jennifer Love Hewitt was the person who coined the term "vajazzle", decorating your vagina area with crystal beads, similar to bedazzling.โ€ฆ
The little beads inside of pomegranates have a technical name: arils.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Prince Rupert's Drops, which are small tadpole-shaped beads of glass formed by dropping molten glass into water. You can beat on the bulb end with a hammer without breaking it, but even slight damage to the tail causes the whole thing to shatter.โ€ฆ
The abacus is still manufactured and widely used in Japan. The latest versions of it include a dual bead and digital calculatorโ€ฆ
In 2007 there was a recall of a childrens arts and crafts toy call Aqua Beads. The Toy contained GHB, and was linked to several cases where it left kids comatose after ingesting the beadsโ€ฆ
Ancient Mayans would file their teeth in different shapes and drill small holes in the front of them to hold jade beads. And we thought grillz were a modern thing.โ€ฆ
Calculus means 'little stone' from the beads the Romans used on their abacuses.โ€ฆ
The cylindrical bulge near the end of many computer cables is called a 'Ferrite Bead', 'Ferrite Core' or simply 'Choke' and is used to prevent EM noise from 'leaking' into or from the cable.โ€ฆ
Today I learned that in 2007 there were toy beads, than when ingested metabolized into GHB (date rape drug)โ€ฆ
The Canadian 100$ bill features a DNA double helix that was thought to be anal beads by a focus group prior to the bill's releaseโ€ฆ
You can mount (bead) a tire and inflate it by igniting a relatively small amount of ether [Video] [pretty badass]โ€ฆ
25 million pounds of beads have to be cleaned up after Mardi Grasโ€ฆ
There is an increasing trend of 'pearling' (penile implants) in male prisons across the world. It is thought that the beads aid in sexual pleasure, but studies suggest that women disagree. They also reduce the effectiveness of condoms.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of a new type of tire balancing called Dynabeads which are essentially little beads inside of a tire that actively balance the wheel while its spinning.โ€ฆ
Some incarcerated men make slits in the skin of their penis, insert homemade dominos or carved beads, and let them heal in order to better pleasure womenโ€ฆ
The GoPro camera company was started by a surfer,initially raising money for his company by selling bead and shell belts out of his VW van.โ€ฆ
Members of Hari Krishna are recommended to chant the maha mantra 16 times for each of their 108 beads...that's a lot.โ€ฆ
The English word bead originally meant "prayer". It acquired its modern meaning through the practice of counting the recitation of prayers by using beads.โ€ฆ
One of the reason african women wear waist beads is to help with weight controlโ€ฆ
They make the paint on roads reflective by adding little glass beadsโ€ฆ
Famed safari hunter W.D.M. "Karamojo" Bell had a reputation for shooting fish with a rifle as they jumped out of the water and when he drew a bead on a German fighter over France, his machine gun jammed after one shot. That one shot found its mark.โ€ฆ
Rosary beads are arranged in "Decades" so that Catholics can use their rosaries to count out the number of "Our Father"s and "Hail Mary"s they have to do.โ€ฆ
Nain Singh, an Indian explorer, secretly mapped a route from India to Lhasa, Tibet using his stride and a set of prayer beads.โ€ฆ
The ancient abacus, with beads on metal rods, is considered to be a digital computer because it represents values discretelyโ€ฆ
A children's toy called Bindeez was awarded Australian Toy of the Year in 2007 before it was recalled for containing chemicals that metabolize into the sedative GHB. Several children were hospitalized after ingesting the beads that made up the toy.โ€ฆ
The oldest known Iron artifacts were made from meteoritic iron, and are nine beads over 5,000 years old(circa 3200 BCE) from Northern Egypt.โ€ฆ
Some Crest toothpastes have small, plastic "exfoliating beads" that are potentially harmful to your gums and teeth.โ€ฆ
Injected, degradable polymer beads provide consistent 3-day pain relief (Buprenorphine for my injured cat)โ€ฆ
Borax and Elmer's glue make a polymer used to bond foam beads to make Floamโ€ฆ
In the Ethiopian tribe the concept "goshpa" exists which means "the act of dressing and adorning someone with clothes, beads and presenting them expensive things"โ€ฆ
Today I learned about glass-bead traffic lines and how they are still used today.โ€ฆ
What a Glass Bead Rainbow is and where to find itโ€ฆ
There's a medical instrument used to measure the volume of testicles. It's nicknamed "Prader's balls", "the medical worry beads", or the "endocrine rosary."โ€ฆ

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