The world's first seat belt law was put into place in 1970 in Victoria, Australia and that Volvo shared the patent for the three-point seat belt for free. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
In 2004, a woman's steel chastity belt triggered a security alarm at the metal detector. The woman explained that her husband had forced her to wear the device to prevent an extramarital affair while she was on vacation in Greece. She continued her flight to London on the pilot's authority. abc.net.au/news/2004-02-0…
At a traditional Thai wedding, the groom's way to the ceremony is blocked by a series of "gates" (golden necklaces or belts) held up by bridesmaids and family members. Some can be passed with money, others require him to answer questions, and he may even need to yell out his love or sing a song thethailandlife.com/thai-…
Morocco uses a 60-mile conveyor belt to move phosphate from a remote desert mine to a port in Western Sahara. The belt is clearly visible from space. gizmodo.com/the-worlds-lo…
Seat belts were very controversial when they first appeared in cars during the 40s and 50s with many arguing that they caused injuries and didn't work, no matter how much researchers disputed these claims. Many people refused to wear them and even cut them out of their car seats. wpr.org/surprisingly-cont…
None of the four occupants were wearing seat belts in the 1997 Paris high speed car crash that killed Diana Princess of Wales, Dodi al Fayed and the intoxicated driver. Dodi al Fayed's bodyguard survived with serious injuries. news.sky.com/story/trevor…
During peak growing season for the Midwest US corn belt, the region undergoes more photosynthesis activity than anywhere else on the planet-- with levels up to 40% greater than observed in the Amazon. jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.ph…
The only state in US where wearing seat belt not enforced for adults is New Hampshire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
The two highest-ranked Sumo referees have a dagger tucked into the belt of their kimono representing their willingness to commit ritual suicide if they get a decision wrong in the ring japantimes.co.jp/sports/2…
Most pants didn't have belt loops until the 1920's. truewestmagazine.com/belt…
After being called out on local TV, 2 porch pirates caught on camera returned a package of replica WWE belts (belonging to a 5-yr-old autistic boy with a brain tumor) with a note that read: β€œAfter seeing ourselves looking like low lives on the news, we have both decided to get clean and sober.” yahoo.com/lifestyle/thiev…
Today I learned of a widely held theory that both Neptune's Triton moon, and Saturn's Phoebe moon, originated in the Kuiper Belt, a circumstellar disc in the outer solar system beyond Neptune many believe contains comets, asteroids, and other small bodies made largely of ice, including Pluto. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuiper…
Half of the entire Asteroid Belt's mass is contained in only four asteroids universetoday.com/32856/a…
The asteroid belt is no where near as crowed as portrayed in movies and on TV. There are millions of kilometers between each object and astronauts would probably not even realize they were flying through the belt scientificamerican.com/ar…
Ed O'Neill of Married With Children/Modern Family is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the famous Gracie family, he has been training since he was around 42 years old, he is now 74 years old. jitsshop.com/blogs/journa…
The geology of a 100 million year old coastline in the Black Belt region in the South of the USA affects political elections today deepseanews.com/2012/06/h…
Amazon has a patent for underwater warehouses. It would be filled with goods stored in watertight containers, placed there by conveyor belts, humans, trucks, or planes. The containers would be outfitted with cartridges that would act like a fish's swim bladder controlling their depth in water. businessinsider.com/amazo…
The first cars with factory air-conditioning were the Packard 160 and 180 in August, 1939. The air conditioner only had two settings, ON or OFF, and to operate it, the driver had to stop the engine, pop the hood, and add or remove a belt on the compressor. curbsideclassic.com/autom…
The US accidentally created an artificial radiation belt around the earth in 1962, by detonating an hydrogen bomb in the upper atmosphere. It resulted in the destruction or damaging of 30% of the satellites in lower earth orbit, and knocked out electric devices 1 300 km away from the blast ctbto.org/specials/testin…
Today I learned of showman cowboy who was given a full military funeral after the plane he was flying broke up at 61m (200ft) and he and his passenger cricketer William Evens were thrown clear of the plane after not wearing seat belts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
In 2015 "Hello Barbie" was released. She used speech recognition and connected to wifi. When you pressed her belt buckle, Barbie saved what you said to the cloud so she could learn your likes and dislikes and incorporate them into future conversations. Some parents found it "too creepy". money.cnn.com/2015/03/11/…
The sun will transform into a red giant in a few billion years and expand to 256 times it's size. Mercury, Venus and Earth will get engulfed and the habitable zone will be pushed well into the Kuiper Belt. A host of new moons are expected to become suitable for the existence of life. futurism.com/heres-what-i…
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…
The Hershey Kiss is a better packaged, better marketed, and mass produced version of The Wilbur Bud. The Wilbur Bud achieved its shape through the cumbersome process of molding. Hershey streamlined the process with a machine that formed the right shape automatically onto a cooled conveyor belt. time.com/3707086/hershey-…
In 2016, boxing promoter John Carden scheduled a boxing match between a pro fighter with 10 matches under his belt and an intellectually disabled man who had never been in a boxing ring before. It was stopped after two rounds. boxinginsider.com/columns…
Today I learned of 6 Psyche, one of the largest asteroids in the asteroid belt is made up of pure metals. At current prices, the metals in the asteroid are estimated to be worth quintillions of Dollar. universetoday.com/142719/…
The Lancia Gamma had such a badly-designed engine that even turning the steering to full lock could cause high strain on the timing belt, leading to it snapping and causing significant engine damage. roadandtrack.com/car-cult…
An Anti seat-belt advocate, Derek Kieper, once wrote that β€œUncle Sam is not here to regulate every facet of life no matter the consequences.” He later died after being thrown from his vehicle while driving without a seat-belt. snopes.com/fact-check/sea…
Old timers in Alaskans are known as β€œsourdoughs.” This is because Experienced miners and other settlers frequently carried a pouch of starter either around their neck or on a belt to keep it active in freezing Alaska winters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Today I learned about Wangari Mathaai, the first African Woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She founded the Green Belt movement that helped plant 30 million trees and empowered women to get involved in social change. brainpickings.org/2019/06…
Today I learned of the "Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship", a championship belt that has been won by a ladder, a beer can, an invisible wrestler, and the belt itself among others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
A Chinese theme park has a ride that simulates death. It begins in a "morgue" where riders are placed in a casket and carried on a conveyor belt to be "cremated” by a blast of 105 degree hot air. It ends with the rider being passed through a β€˜womb’ and being reborn. local10.com/news/2015/05/…
Pringles had to use supercomputers to engineer their chips with optimal aerodynamic properties so that they wouldn't fly off the conveyor belts when moving at very high speeds. hpcwire.com/2006/05/05/hi…
Kano Jigoro, the father of Judo, asked to be buried in his white belt to be remembered as a learner and not the black belt master that he was. randygravitt.com/are-you-…
There are 5 celestial bodies in our solar system categorised as dwarf planet according to International Astronomical Union definitions with Ceres being nearest to Earth situated in the asteroid belt. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_…
A sword attributed to William Wallace needed its original scabbard, hilt and belt replaced in 1505 because the originals were reported to be made out of human skin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
New Hampshire is the only state in the US where drivers over the age of 18 aren't required to wear a seat belt. nhpr.org/post/you-asked-w…
Dolph Lundgren in addition to being a 3rd Dan Black Belt and '80/'81 European Karate champion, earning a Masters in Chemical Engineering, a scholarship to MIT, and becoming a movie star, is an abuse survivor. youtube.com/watch?v=iNOE0…
The origin of the expression "The whole 9 yards" is unknown. It may have referred to: the length of pieces of fabric/garments, WWII aircraft machine gun belts, Football, OR ritual disembowelment npr.org/2013/01/14/169140…
Lynn Russell, a former CNN anchor, has two black belts, a deputy sheriff’s badge, a real estate license, and her private investigative license. Lynn and her husband, Chuck de Caro survived a shootout at a Motel 6 in 2015. ajc.com/lifestyles/harrow…
In the US at least, automobile safety β€” air bags, seat belts, etc.β€”is tested with female- and infant-sized crash test dummies as well as adult male sizes. nhtsa.gov/crash-test-dumm…
Today I learned of Shunsuke Takasugi, a japanese actor and fugitive who cheated his fans out of $450,000 by claiming "Super-1's [his character] henshin belt was taken by the Yakuza and I need money to get it back." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shu…
NASA has satellites sensitive enough they are able to see the light produced by plants during photosynthesis. This light is called fluorescence and it showed the U.S. Midwest's "grain belt" are some of the most productive lands on Earth. nasa.gov/content/goddard/…
Theodore Roosevelt was the first American to earn a brown belt in judo. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
: That Ed O'Neill AKA Al Bundy is a black belt in Brazilian jiu Jitsu youtu.be/3I8JiAJqUMc
The last English knight to be publicly degraded (stripped of knighthood) was Francis Mitchell in 1628. He’d committed extortion. His spurs were broken and thrown out, his belt cut, and his sword broken over his head. He was called "no longer a Knight but Knave" and led to the Tower of London. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Today I learned about an asteroid in our own asteroid belt called 16 Phyche. Because of it's metallic composition and size, the entire asteroid would be worth $700 quintillion dollars at today's metal prices. youtu.be/Oo72-BtYc24
Today I learned about Jane X. Lee who, as a graduate student, discovered the Kuipler asteroid belt, together with David C. Jewitt, whom she asked for material for her PhD project and thus began the search. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
During Katrina, the New Orleans airport was turned into a makeshift triage center. There were so many bodies that they used the baggage conveyor belts to carry the stretchers. One reporter said "I’ve been reporting for 21 years around the world and I've never seen the likes of this." nbcnews.com/id/9175928/ns…
Some Jewish communities have rules about carrying anything on the Sabbath, including house keys, canes, medication, and even babies. They can get around it if they can make the object into clothing, like making an ornate belt buckle with a house key in it. myjewishlearning.com/arti…

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