Less than a quarter of U.S. workers report using math any more complicated than basic fractions and percentages during the course of their jobs. Blue-collar workers generally do more advanced math than their white-collar friends theatlantic.com/business/โ€ฆ
American blues musician Robert Johnson was said to have sold his soul to the devil. The story is that he went to the crossroads near a plantation at midnight and met the devil, who took his guitar, tuned it, played a few songs, and handed the guitar back, granting him mastery of the instrument. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robโ€ฆ
Moviegoers seeing "13 Ghosts" in 1960 could choose if they wanted to see the ghosts or not. The ghosts were added with a red filter on scenes with a blue filter. People were given viewers with red and blue cellophane, and depending on which one they looked through could "remove" the ghosts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_โ€ฆ
Carl Sagan convinced NASA to turn the Voyager Spacecraft towards earth and take the iconic โ€œPale Blue Dotโ€ photo nearly 4 billions miles away from earth planetary.org/explore/spaโ€ฆ
The blue whale heart rate was measured for the first time last year! It gets as low as 2 beats per minute, raising up to 37 when it resurfaces (more oxygen access). It works at physiological extremes, and explains why the whale never evolved to be even bigger. newatlas.com/biology/firsโ€ฆ
Octopuses have 2/3 of their neurons in their tentacles; the mother dies almost immediately after the eggs are hatched, due to exhaustion; their blood is copper based which makes it blue; they can change the color of their skin, & also texture; they can watch and learn; evolved from snails. youtu.be/GJor1sk_JDI
Blue Whales are the largest animal to have ever existed on Earth, being larger than all dinosaurs, and every single big sea animal from the past nationalgeographic.com/anโ€ฆ
In spite of Henry Fords mandate in 1909 that, "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.", this was not implemented until 1914. Until then, they were only available in grey, green, blue, and red. autonews.com/article/2003โ€ฆ
A fed up Jet Blue flight attendant announced his resignation over the PA system upon landing. He then grabbed 2 beers from a beverage cart and exited by deploying the planeโ€™s emergency slide. history.com/this-day-in-hโ€ฆ
The Indonesian flag is the nearly the same as the Dutch flag, but with the bottom third and blue strip removed. After 138 years of Dutch rule, youths removed a Dutch flag tore off the blue strip and re-hoisted it as an Indonesian flag in 1945 (War of Independence 1945-1949) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaโ€ฆ
If you look at a blue sky you can actually see white blood cells moving around in your eyes. sciencedirect.com/scienceโ€ฆ
Ice Cream Sundae's were first created in the late 1800's to bypass "blue" laws outlawing ice cream soda's on Sunday, and instead served ice cream with the syrup of your choice without the soda, thereby complying with the law en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunโ€ฆ
In 2009, three New Zealand blue ducks - two males and a female - were kept in a breeding program in England. However, the program was derailed (despite the efforts of the breeders and even the female duck) when the two male ducks hooked up with each other instead of with the female. blogs.scientificamerican.โ€ฆ
The red-crested tree rat, thought to have gone extinct 119 years ago, showed up out of the blue at a hotel in Colombia where two conservationists were staying and let them photograph him for a few hours before disappearing again. npr.org/2011/05/19/136468โ€ฆ
During the US Civil War, Union Lt. Custer (of later Little Big Horn fame) found a West Point classmate Capt. Lea who was fighting for the Confederates and was captured. While recuperating, Lea met and married his nurse. Custer attended the wedding in full blue Union uniform, with Lea in gray. dailypress.com/history/dpโ€ฆ
Bees can produce coloured โ€œhoneyโ€. Beekeepers in northeastern France noticed that their bees were producing honey in unnatural shades of green and blue. The reason turned out to be that the bees had been eating remnants of M&M candy shells from a nearby factory. nationalgeographic.com/neโ€ฆ
Most of the sun's rays are actually green. It appears yellow to us because the sun emits rays of all colors, which make white light, but our atmosphere filters out slightly more blue and violet light. wtamu.edu/%7Ecbaird/sq/20โ€ฆ
People with a stutter can often sing without difficulty. Blues artists B.B. King and John Lee Hooker, despite having significant stuttering problems as children, both sang without a stutter. Hooker even wrote a song about his experiences called "Stuttering Blues." stutteringhelp.org/contenโ€ฆ
The flag of the Philippines is flown with the red side on the upper side in times of war and the blue side on the upper side during times of peace. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about Okinawa Island. This particular island is a so-called Blue Zone, an area where the people live longer than most others elsewhere in the world. As of 2002 there were 34.7 centenarians for every 100,000 inhabitants, which is the highest ratio worldwide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okiโ€ฆ
Mud or โ€œdirtโ€ daubers are harmless wasps that rarely attack humans, females prey on spiders to feed their young sometimes fitting up to 25 in a single cell, and when their larvae reach maturity the new adult burrows their way out. Blue dirt daubers prefer black widows. entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatuโ€ฆ
The McDonald's Big Mac was invented by franchisee Jim Delligatti in Pittsburgh, PA. It had two previous names: the Aristocrat and Blue Ribbon Burger. It was first sold in 1967 and nationwide the following year. patch.com/pennsylvania/piโ€ฆ
There is no antivenom for a blue-ringed octopus bite. However, if you can get a ventilator to breathe for you for 15 hours, you survive with no side effects. slate.com/technology/2015โ€ฆ
The lifespan of blue whales is estimated by their earwax, which builds up in seasonal cycles somewhat like the rings of a tree. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluโ€ฆ
Chernobyl firefighter Vladimir Pravik's eyes are believed to have changed from brown to blue due to the radiation exposure en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlaโ€ฆ
The sun is not yellow, itโ€™s white. Rayleigh scattering both makes the sky appear blue and the sun appear yellow by scattering the suns rays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Ben and Angela Ihegboro, a Black Nigerian couple living in London. In 2010 they welcomed their 3rd child, a daughter with white skin, blue eyes & blonde hair. admin.socialgazette.com/sโ€ฆ
Hawaii was never actually a part of the British Empire, a British flag was given as a gift of friendship in 1793 to King Kamehameha I. It flew as Hawaii's sole flag until 1816, when red, white and blue stripes were added. It has remained a part of the flag ever since as a symbol of friendship. bbc.com/news/magazine-358โ€ฆ
Today I learned of a family that lived in Kentucky know as the Blue People of Kentucky. This family is notable for carrying a rare genetic trait that leads to the disease methemoglobinemia, which gives the affected person blue-tinted skin. historycollection.co/the-โ€ฆ
There are lobsters rarer than blue colored ones which appear at a rate of about one in every two million lobsters. Yellow lobsters have a 1 in 30 million chance of being born, and even rarer than that white lobsters have odds around one in 100 million of being born. mlcalliance.org/all-aboutโ€ฆ
In the film Blue Lagoon, Brooke Shields had to walk in shallow trenches because she is almost 178 cm (5'10) while Christopher Atkins is just 167 cm (around 5'6). He later described the experience as "like having the Statue of Liberty standing beside me". smh.com.au/lifestyle/the-โ€ฆ
Scientists determine a blue whale's age by counting the layers of it's earwax. api.nationalgeographic.coโ€ฆ
The blue M&M replaced the tan M&M in 1995, people had the option to vote on which color they wanted to replace tann with and blue won with 54% of the votes content.time.com/time/speโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Brian Moran, 31, a minor league pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2019, in his major league debut, Moran pitched a scoreless inning. He struck out one batter, his brother, Colin Moran. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briโ€ฆ
Continuous ingestion of Colloidal Silver [an alternative medicine] can cause skin to turn an irreversible blue/grey color - a condition called Argyria en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argโ€ฆ
Pabst Blue Ribbon makes "whiskey" that is aged for 5 seconds to make it fit the legal definition of whiskey. internetwines.com/productโ€ฆ
The pigment Prussian Blue, used extensively in "Starry Night" and "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", was first synthesized by cooking blood with potash. youtube.com/watch?v=AdlHHโ€ฆ
The 13-star American flag attributed to Betsy Ross was just one of many designs that fit the Continental Congressโ€™ resolution that the flag have โ€œthirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue fieldโ€ 1stdibs.com/introspectiveโ€ฆ
An AI composed itโ€™s own song called Blue Jeans and Bloody Tears by being โ€œfed hundreds of Eurovision songs into a neuron networkโ€. youtu.be/4MKAf6YX_7M
The Giant Squid sees the world with Eyes the Size of Soccer Balls. They're at least 25 centimetres (10 inches) across, making them the largest eyes on the planet. Even the blue whale โ€“ the largest animal that has ever existed โ€“ has measly 11-centimetre-wide eyes. youtu.be/dRK4oYjPrF0
White cats with blue eyes are usually deaf. This condition is called "Congenital sensorineural deafness in cats" and quite common. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conโ€ฆ
The largest known animal on Earth is the blue whale. The largest blue whale to date is a female that weighed 389,760 pounds (176,792 kg). animals.howstuffworks.comโ€ฆ
The Fiji crested iguana was discovered after herpetologist Dr. John Gibbons watched the 1980 movie "The Blue Lagoon," which is set on a remote island in Fiji. Gibbons traveled to the island and was able to identify the animal as a distinct species new to science. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fijโ€ฆ
The reason "blue raspberry" is blue and not red is because flavored ice makers had an excess of red colored items and blue dye but not enough to go with the blue coloring. mentalfloss.com/article/2โ€ฆ
A Blue whales tongue can weight as much as an elephant! nationalgeographic.com/anโ€ฆ
In 2015, Everlast, a white musician who was one of the pioneers of country/blues/hip-hop crossover music converted to Islam. arabnews.com/islam-perspeโ€ฆ
Gooty Sapphire Ornamental is the only blue species of Tarantula of genus Poecilotheria. It is found in Andhra Pradesh India.It is classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) downtoearth.org.in/coveraโ€ฆ
There were people in Kentucky that had blue skin youtu.be/RAF8FYlx4-w
Pink Floyd's name comes from American blues musicians Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. cheatsheet.com/entertainmโ€ฆ
Liquid oxygen has a pale blue color en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liqโ€ฆ
It was only in 2015 that a videographer captured for the first time footage of a blue whale calf breastfeeding youtu.be/n79nj6J2cqg
In WW2 the Japanese Navy collected blue "sea fireflies" (bioluminescent crustaceans) allowing sailors to read at night and not be seen hakaimagazine.com/featureโ€ฆ
Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan's first studio recordings were with a Texas high-school band called "A Cast of Thousands," which featured as its lead singer Stephen Tobolowsky, who later became a highly-recognizable character actor best known as "Ned Ryerson" in the film 'Groundhog Day' youtube.com/watch?v=AVV5aโ€ฆ
Blue whales can eat half a million calories in a single mouthful. A monster single mouthful of food can contain 457,000 calories or 240 times as much energy as they burn when grabbing that mouthful. discovermagazine.com/planโ€ฆ
Citizens of the Dutch city Zwolle are colloquially known as Bluefingers due to the 1682 sale of the town church's bells to the town of Kampen. After finding the bells too damaged for use, Kampen paid Zwolle entirely in pennies; fingers in Zwolle turned blue after counting so much change. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwoโ€ฆ
Today I Learned: The famous "Blue Waffle" shock image/hoax likely shows the application of gentian violet antifungal medication to treat a yeast infection verywellhealth.com/is-bluโ€ฆ
Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet (30 meters) long and upwards of 200 tons (181 metric tons). Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. nationalgeographic.com/anโ€ฆ
While violets and purples look similar, but violets are a single wavelength and purples are a mix of red and blue or violet wavelengths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vioโ€ฆ
"blue raspberry" is simply artificial raspberry flavoring, and its widespread use of being colored blue is credited to the ICEE brand who wanted their signature flavors (the other being red cherry) to match their logo. bonappetit.com/entertainiโ€ฆ
The Hawaiian steel guitar strongly influenced the sound of both country music & the blues thanks to Hawaii musicians who toured the US mainland in the early 20th century and played with founders of both styles smithsonianmag.com/smithsโ€ฆ
Facebook's primary color is blue because Zuckerberg is redโ€“green colorblind, a realization that occurred after a test undertaken around 2007 newyorker.com/magazine/20โ€ฆ
As well as being the largest mammals, blue whales are also the loudest, producing low-frequency "pulses" that can be heard from more than 500 miles away. interestingfactspk.com/blโ€ฆ
Before filming the gradual marriage fallout in Blue Valentine, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams prepared by living together in their onscreen home, buying groceries with a budget based on their characters, taking family portraits at Sears, and staging arguments for a month. backstage.com/magazine/arโ€ฆ
The song "Mr. Blue Sky" by the Electric Light Orchestra was found to be the happiest song ever using a formula made by studying songs from a period of 50 years. shareably.net/happiest-soโ€ฆ
A blue whale's tongue is as heavy as the average elephant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluโ€ฆ
Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013) are known as 'The Three Flavors of Cornetto Trilogy" written and directed by Edgar Wright. Each Cornetto flavor (color) represents the themes: Red = blood/gore (Shaun), Blue = cop movie (Fuzz), Green = sci/fi (World's End) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrโ€ฆ
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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silโ€ฆ
The movie "Baby Driver" was first imagined when director Edgar Wright heard the song "Bellbottoms" and imagined a getaway driver waiting for his crew to complete a bank heist. He tested the concept while directing the music video for "Blue Song" by Mint Royal in 2003, almost 15 years earlier. youtube.com/watch?v=iHbndโ€ฆ
A Russian Blue tomcat named "Xiaopi" needed a glucose drip after mating with five females during one night in a Chinese pet hotel. The cat's owner, Mr. Zhao, said he specifically told the hotel that Xiaopi wasn't neutered, but they let him roam freely anyway. nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/โ€ฆ
'The Blues Brothers'(1980) set a record for Most Cars Destroyed in a movie production at 103 cars. This record was held for 18 years until the sequel 'The Blues Brothers 2000' wrecked 104 cars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theโ€ฆ
Green is used as a backdrop for TV and electronic cinematography more than any other color because television weathermen tended to wear blue suits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrโ€ฆ
Band-aids when opened in dark create a blue light glow due to a phenomena called Triboluminescence scienceworld.ca/stories/eโ€ฆ
King George V, on a visit to Japan, had a local artist tattoo a blue and red dragon on his arm in 1881. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoโ€ฆ
The song Hook by the Blues Traveler is literally about nothing. The lyrics state that the words have no meaning and are completely random but the inflection and music bed is all that matters. It is a stab at producers wanting catchy $$$ making songs and in turn, became one. music.avclub.com/why-hookโ€ฆ
Garlics turn blue when pickled. motherearthnews.com/real-โ€ฆ
Paris's first Tex-Mex restaurant opened in 1983. Business was slow, but the 1986 film Betty Blue, had characters drinking tequila shots and eating chili con carne, made the food popular. Benayoun said, "after the movie came out, everybody in Paris wanted a shot of tequila and a bowl of chili." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texโ€ฆ
The lens in your eye yellows as you grow older, making blue and purple less vibrant. jbc.org/content/274/46/32โ€ฆ
Chuck Berry's only song to hit #1 on the charts was "My Ding-a-Ling" in 1972, beating out songs like "Burning Love" by Elvis Presley and "Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues for the top spot. billboard.com/charts/hot-โ€ฆ
Blues icon B.B. King fathered 15 children and after his death, three more came forward, claiming him as their father, though neither of his two marriages produced children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.Bโ€ฆ
65-85% of blue eyed white cats are born deaf. Congenital sensorineural deafness is most common in pure white cats and can occur regardless of eye colour, but has a much higher chance in those with blue eyes. wikipedia.org/wiki/Congenโ€ฆ
The commonly played version of the famous Eiffel 65 song "Blue(Da Ba Dee)" is actually one of three versions created, and is known as the "DJ Ponte Ice Pop Mix". Two other versions created at the same time, the "Dub Mix" and "Glamour Jump Cut" exist, but rarely see airplay or recognition. youtube.com/watch?v=epnsRโ€ฆ
Steve from Blueโ€™s Clues once showed up unannounced to a kidโ€™s birthday party after seeing a party sign and blue paw print on the houseโ€™s mailbox. He showed up in character and costume, handed our presents and refused any compensation from the parents. spin.com/2004/02/me-and-yโ€ฆ
Members of Phish & Allman Brothers formed a band that still exists called Vida Blue, named after the 1971 Cy Young Winner; He Appeared w/ the band for their Live Album at The Fillmore in SF in 2004. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livโ€ฆ
Gardeners have attempted to breed blue roses for centuries - without success. Researchers managed to give white roses a tint of blue but still cannot produce natural blue roses. phys.org/news/2018-10-bluโ€ฆ
The town of Larkhall, Scotland has such a deep hatred for the color green that a Subway had to paint the outside of its shop black, green traffic lights are frequently vandalized and broken, green phone boxes were painted blue, and green railings were repainted red, white, and blue. independent.co.uk/news/ukโ€ฆ
Huddie Ledbetter, famous folk/blues singer Lead Belly (Midnight Special, Where did you sleep last night?) learned most of his songs in prison. He was in prison multiple times for assault and even murder. He escaped once and sang his way out of prison twice by writing songs to residing Governors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaโ€ฆ
There is a virus that turns pill bugs blue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invโ€ฆ
The tiny vestigial pocket in blue jeans dates back to 1890. It was originally included as a means for carrying a pocket watch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocโ€ฆ
Congenital deafness in cats is seen almost exclusively in white cats. In addition, if a white cat has two blue eyes, it is 3-5 times more likely to be deaf. Cats with one blue eye are twice as likely to be deaf. icatcare.org/advice/inherโ€ฆ
When Deep Blue, the chess-playing computer developed by IBM, became the first computer system to defeat world champion Garry Kasparov in a match under standard chess tournament time controls, Kasparov accused IBM of cheating and demanded a rematch. IBM refused and dismantled Deep Blue. wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Bโ€ฆ
An antibullying campaign by UK radio "Radio 1" gave out blue wristbands for people to pledge their support. Pupils who wore these wristbands soon after got bullied themselves. theguardian.com/educationโ€ฆ
There are geographic regions called Blue Zones where people live exceptionally long lives. Some things they have in common are that they have mostly vegetarian diets, strong social lives, regular exercise, and drinking wine (moderately) nbcnews.com/better/healthโ€ฆ
The Pict people were named by the Romans. They left no writings, so we don't know what they called themselves. The word 'pict' and 'picture' have the same Latin root, meaning, 'painted.' The Romans named them for the blue woad with which they painted themselves. youtu.be/glKe9njOB24
"Weird Al" Yankovic's song 'Generic Blues' was one of blues legend B.B. King's top 10 favorite blues songs dmdb.org/al/booklet.html
There are two separate genes that determine eye colour, and which are dependent on each other. Depending on how these genes combine, it is possible for two blue eyed parents to have a brown eyed child. genetics.thetech.org/how-โ€ฆ
The Blue Hole is a 120-metre-deep sinkhole, five miles north of Dahab, Egypt. Its nickname is the โ€œdiversโ€™ cemeteryโ€. Divers in Dahab say 200 died in recent years. Many of those who died were attempting to swim under the arch. This challenge is to scuba divers what Kilimanjaro is to hikers. theguardian.com/world/201โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Joey Deacon, a man with severe cerebral palsy who was introduced to the UK public in 1981 by tv show Blue Peter as part of the Year of the Disabled. His mannerisms started a craze of kids calling each other Joey Deacon when theyโ€™d done something stupid that lasted for years. jvtv.co.uk/joey-deacon
94% of the water calculated for the production of beef is "green water" which is water that falls on the grazing land where cows are kept. Only 3.5% of the water used in production is "blue" water that's appropriate for municipal use waterfootprint.org/media/โ€ฆ
Some historians claim, but haven't proven conclusively, that the name โ€œsundaeโ€ was created in response to the โ€œBlue Lawsโ€ which said that ice cream sodas could not be sold on Sundays because they were to โ€œfrilly.โ€ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunโ€ฆ
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels aerobatics team perform all their maneuvers on an aircraft with a modified control stick spring tensioned with 40 lbs of pressure. Additionally the pilots do not use G-suits despite making high-G maneuvers during their routines. blueangels.navy.mil/faq

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