Although Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture was written to include cannons firing and cathedral bells, synchronising them with an orchestra proved all but impossible. It wasn't until 1954 that composer Antal DorΓ‘ti mixed a studio recording with cannons and bells, finally playing it as intended. classicfm.com/composers/t…
Taco Bell has failed twice to expand their operations to Mexico. In 1992, Mexican customers found their tacos too expensive, and in 2010 their expansion restaurant closed because customers were unfamiliar with the menu items. mashed.com/234254/why-tac…
Bell Peppers contain more Vitamin C than oranges do, and contain higher amounts the riper the color becomes. A cup of chopped Red bell pepper "contains nearly three times more Vitamin C than an orangeβ€”190 mg." health.com/nutrition/12-f…
NASA used Taco Bell tortillas for space missions - bread had too many crumbs so they used tortillas for standwiches, and NASA started making space tortillas. Taco Bell made a tortilla in the 90s with a 9 month shelf life, so NASA started using those instead. cnet.com/news/houston-we-…
I learned that Drake Bell moved to Mexico after finding out he was popular there, changed his name to "Drake Campana", posts on social media in Spanish and also sings in the language comicbook.com/irl/news/dr…
In April of 1996, Taco Bell announced in seven leading U.S. newspapers, including the New York Times, that the company had purchased the Liberty Bell to "reduce the country's debt" and renamed it the "Taco Liberty Bell". Outraged people were happy to hear that it was an April Fools Day prank. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tac…
The Tempest Prognosticator was a device that kept 12 leeches inside small bottles. They attempted to climb out of the bottles when a storm was approaching, causing a bell to ring. The number of times the bell was struck indicated the likelihood of a storm. amusingplanet.com/2019/07…
Bell Peppers have more Vitamin C than Oranges abcnews.go.com/Health/Wel…
Jingle Bells is "not a Christmas song β€” it's a Thanksgiving song. It's not a jolly family song β€” it's a drinking song. It's at the centre of a nasty dispute, and it was written by a 'jerk'." cbc.ca/news/canada/britis…
Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947 only after Bell Aircraft balked at the $150,000 bonus requested by their own test pilot. Yeager completed the task as part of his standard USAAF $283/month Captain’s salary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
In 1964, Bell Labs built a large space antenna. Upon testing, two of their scientists encountered β€˜interference’, which could not be isolated. After multiple attempts to fix the bug, they determined the β€œnoise” was in fact, a remnant β€˜hum’ from the Big Bang. They went on to win The Nobel Prize. nbcnews.com/science/space…
The US House of Representatives recognized that Alexander Graham Bell was not the original inventor of the telephone, in H. Res 269. They gave that recognition to Antonio Meucci. In 1887, the SCOTUS found the case viable and remanded a trial, but it was dismissed shortly after Meucci's death. congress.gov/bill/107th-c…
The first ever Cell Phone call was made by a Motorola researcher. He called his rival at Bell Labs who had also been working on creating a working cell phone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
In 2012, pranksters posted flyers falsely claiming a Taco Bell would be opening in their small Alaskan city of 6,000. When Taco Bell discovered this, they shipped in the ingredients for 10,000 tacos. newsfeed.time.com/2012/07…
An β€œugly stick” is a traditional Newfoundland musical instrument fashioned out of household and tool shed items, typically a mop handle with bottle caps, tin cans, small bells and other noise makers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugl…
Johnny Marx not only wrote the song Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, he also wrote Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "A Holly Jolly Christmas," "Silver and Gold," "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," and "Run Rudolph Run." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In Japan, the law forbids drivers to use car horns and bicycle bells unless it’s necessary. That’s why city streets are very quiet. japaneselawtranslation.go…
A guy awoke form a coma and this first words were "I want Taco Bell". grubstreet.com/2016/05/ma…
The first Presidential Phone call was to President Hayes in 1877 while he was attending a clambake in Warwick, RI. When he replied to Bell he asked him to speak slower. roadsideamerica.com/tip/5…
Today I learned that Jingle Bells was the first song ever broadcast from space on Dec. 16th 1965. Astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra smuggled a harmonica and bells onboard and pranked mission control with a report of a 'sattallite' going from north to south, then played the song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin…
Jingle bells was originally a thanksgiving song, not a Christmas song snopes.com/fact-check/jin…
The longest ringing bell has been ringing since 1840 on the same battery! atlasobscura.com/places/o…
After losing the 1860 presidential election, John Bell, the candidate for the Constitutional Union Party (a party dedicated to preserving the union and avoiding debates over slavery) declared his support for the Confederate rebellion 5 months later en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
During the Philippine–American War (1899–1902), American Brigadier General Bell established concentration camps, known as "reconcentrados", surrounded by free-fire zones.Filipino civilians were issued identification and forcefully relocated to facilities, with mortality rates high as 20 percent. wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip…
The first instrument to be played in space was a harmonica and it was used to play Jingle Bells. bbc.com/future/article/20…
Alexander Graham Bell described the Photophone, which transmitted oral speech through light, to be his most important invention en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
A battery has been ringing a bell for 180 years and we don’t know what its made of popularmechanics.com/tech…
Today I learned of Ding Dong, Texas - An unincorporated community founded in the 1930s that got its name from a sign that had "Ding" and "Dong" painted underneath two bells. In 2000 it had a population of 22! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Din…
The Bell Telephone Laboratory's Voder (Voice Operating Demonstrator) was the first attempt to artificially reproduce human speech, invented by Homer Dudely in 1937. Demonstrations of the Voder were performed at the 1939 New York World's Fair and in San Francisco. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vod…
Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield, aka β€œThe Exorcist Theme”, was Virgin Records first album youtube.com/watch?v=gYGfa…
The first discovered radio pulsar was nicknamed LGM-1 for "little green men." The power and regularity of the signals caused consideration that it could have come from an extraterrestrial civilization, but its discoverer, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, later found similar signals in other locations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSR…
In 2017, the bell of a World War II aircraft carrier was found in a farmer's field in Hudson, Florida. militarytrader.com/milita…
The French penal colony portrayed in the movie Papillion would feed the dead prisoners to the sharks surrounding the island. They rang a dinner bell for the sharks! documentarytube.com/artic…
Alan Rickman introduced the instruments on Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells II youtube.com/watch?v=uDp-x…
"Big Ben" is the name of the bell, not the clock or the tower. thebellfoundry.co.uk/
In Bethel, Alaska (population 6,200), pranksters papered the town with flyers & banners advertising the arrival of a Taco Bell restaurant which was false. After hearing of the residents' disappointment, Taco Bell helicoptered in a truck laden with 10,000 tacos which was then mobbed by thousands. nydailynews.com/life-styl…
Today I learned about Japan’s 5pm bell, or national emergency broadcast system, that plays music each day at a specific time for over 90% of the country. The music is actually a daily test to ensure the system can inform residents of any major disasters (i.e. tsunami, industrial accident). japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
β€œAmeche” was a slang term for the telephone in the 1940s, after actor Don Ameche starred in a film about Alexander Graham Bell legendsrevealed.com/enter…
"Big Ben" is not a clock, a tower, or even a building. It is the name of the large bell that is located inside Elizabeth tower. britainexpress.com/London…
The story of Eric Betzig, who conceived the idea for the world's first super-resolution microscope while unemployed after quitting his job at Bell Labs due to being frustrated with the scientific community. He built this microscope in his friend's lounge room, and went on to win the Nobel prize. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
McDonald's chicken nuggets come in 4 shapes: Bowtie, boot, ball, and bell eatthis.com/mcdonalds-chi…
There is a literary magazine titled "Taco Bell Quarterly" dedicated to writing about "any and all elements of Taco Bell." tacobellquarterly.org/
The story of the Bell Rocket Belt (made famous in Thunderball) ended in legal battles, kidnapping and an unsolved murder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
McDonald's Chicken McNuggets come in only 4 shapes, the boot, the ball, the bell and the bone. youtu.be/33Ko3loegTA
Arthur Conan Doyle loosely based Sherlock Holmes on Dr Joseph Bell, a Scottish surgeon who was known for his skills in observation. Dr Bell would often pick a stranger, and by observing him, deduce his occupation and recent activities. He was considered a pioneer in forensic science. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Alexander Graham Bell, despite having a deaf wife, thought that sign language shouldn't exist and deaf people should be prevented from marrying each other because it would ultimately create a deaf race pbs.org/weta/throughdeafe…
In 2019 Taco Bell opened a pop-up hotel called "The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort" which opened for one weekend in August. Upon the announcement the hotel was booked up in two minutes. wikipedia.org/wiki/Taco_B…
A bell made from pewter will not ring clearly at room temperature because the alloy is too soft. However, if cooled in liquid nitrogen, the pewter will harden enough that the bell will ring. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pew…
Hitler was so paranoid that the British would poison him so he had 15 girls taste the food before he ate it himself. ""The food was delicious, only the best vegetables, asparagus, bell peppers, everything you can imagine", food taster Margot Woelk recalled cbc.ca/news/world/hitler-…
Stephen Colbert auditioned for the role of Screech on 'Saved by the Bell.' biography.com/news/famous…

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