The cottage where Ulysses Grant finished his memoirs is now an historic monument and is kept how it was when he died. On his desk is a large bottle of liquid cocaine. Park rangers check it annually to make sure it is all there. blog.americanheritage1.co…
In 1749 a stage show was advertised a where a man would squeeze his body into a wine bottle. It was a bet between the Duke of Portland and the Earl of Chesterfield that they could advertise something impossible and get fools to pay for it. The sold out theatre rioted when no performer showed up. hoaxes.org/archive/permal…
Moonshiners can tell the alcohol content of their product just by shaking it and observing the size and duration of the bubbles. It's also a quick way to spot if someone's water bottle is actually water or not. youtube.com/watch?v=T4gl3…
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…
The reason why Olive Oil bottles are so dark is because it's protecting the oil from the light, Which if not dark will degrade the oil. oldtownoil.com/blogs/freq…
A single bottle of wine contains anywhere from 600 to 800 individual grapes worth of juice vinepair.com/wine-blog/ho…
In 1954, Ernest Hemingway survived two plane crashes in two days. He was presumed dead almost 24 hours later until he was spotted coming out of the jungle carrying bananas and a bottle of gin. time.com/3961119/birthday…
We know what Napoleon Bonaparte smelled like. He ordered multiple bottles of cologne monthly and spread it on himself with a brush. The cologne is called 4711 and the same recipe is still used today as when Napoleon used it. blog.napoleon-cologne.fr/…
In 1749, the English Duke of Portland made a bet with the Earl of Chesterfield on just how gullible people can be. The Duke stated that; β€˜if he advertised that a man could fit into a standard wine bottle, he could find enough fools in London to fill a play house’. The Duke won the bet. theparisreview.org/blog/2…
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…
A Scottish shoplifter was arrΠ΅sted after pinching a bottle of vodka from a liquor store. He had left his name and phone number with the clerk, after asking her out on a date rd.com/list/dumbest-crimi…
In 2005, when speaking to a class of 4th graders, the Mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman, was asked what he'd take with him if stranded on a desert island. He replied: "A bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin." When asked about his hobbies, he said he enjoyed drinking Bombay Sapphire Gin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osc…
Than in the 1800's, Americans drank, on average, 90 bottles of whiskey per year, or 1.7 bottles per week. This was because at the time, whiskey was sold at twenty-five cents a gallon, making it cheaper than wine, beer, tea, coffee and even milk. moneycontrol.com/news/tre…
In 1976 a local pilot crashed his plane into the top deck of Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium ten minutes after a playoff game ended. The pilot reportedly had a grudge against a former Baltimore Colts player, and had previously dropped bottles and toilet paper onto his restaurant. baltimorefishbowl.com/sto…
Janis Joplin pounded Jim Morrison on the head with a bottle until he was unconscious because he was being mean and pulling her hair real bad thesound.co.nz/home/other…
Louis Roederer Cristal is in a clear bottle and has a flat bottom because Tsar, Alexander II wanted a Champagne that he could see if it was poisoned and would not have to worry about someone using the curved bottom to smuggle in explosives! considered.substack.com/p…
Dr. Khurshid Guru, the Director of Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York, saved the life of a child having an asthma attack aboard his transatlantic flight, by making a makeshift inhaler with a water bottle, cup, some tape, and an oxygen tank. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p039…
Cotton balls in pill bottles don’t preserve quality or freshness in any wayβ€”and, in fact, they might have the opposite effect. rd.com/article/cotton-bal…
Only 10% of wine 'experts' can consistently rate the wine from the same bottle in the same way, and they aren't consistent the next year. After analysing results across wine competitions in california, medals were found to be distributed at random. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
The popular Sriracha sauce in the US (in the green-capped bottle) tastes different because they have a different supplier of chile peppers. The owner sued the original supplier for $1 million claiming he overpaid. The farmer countersued and won $23.3 million and now makes his own sriracha. latimes.com/local/lanow/l…
The phenomenon of wind throb from an open car window is called Helmholtz resonance, and is the same thing occurring when you blow across an open bottle to produce a tone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
A New Jersey man bought a $5 bottle of orange juice from Shoprite; his wife said it was too expensive and sent him back to return it, because it was on sale for $2.50 elsewhere. He then decided to buy 2 lottery tickets with the cash refunded from the OJ; he won $315.3 million. abcnews.go.com/US/lucky-j…
The most expensive bottle of water sold at auction was for $60,000 USD ( Β£39,357 ), it was made of 24-karat gold and all funds raised went to a charity. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
The origin of Samsung's "Galaxy" moniker was a $95 bottle of wine enjoyed by its top executives, the Terlato family’s "Galaxy" red blend. It inspired Samsung executives to later choose the name "Galaxy", which had to them a premium ring, for their phones onepercentamonth.com/2020…
The amount of sugar in soft drinks vary a lot from country to country: for example in Thailand a small bottle of Sprite contains 47 grams of sugar whereas in Austria it's just 19 actiononsugar.org/media/a…
When popping a cork from a champagne bottle, the resulting jet from the gas mixture exceeds Mach 1 advances.sciencemag.org/c…
With every bottle of Laphroaig Whisky, you are entitled to a lifetime lease on a plot of land in Scotland (1ft squared) thewhiskeywash.com/whiske…
Today I learned about The Chicago Tylenol Murders, Where Bottles Of Tylenol Were Poisoned With Cyanide Resulting In The Death Of 7 People, And Prompted Manufacturers To Use Tamper-Proof Packaging. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Coca-Cola once held a promotion in Canada. They randomly printed an English word and a French Word inside bottle caps to one of their products. They wound up apologizing to a family because their bottle cap said, "YOU RETARD" on it. In French, the word 'retard' means 'late'. ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/…
The round indentation on the side of plastic milk jugs serves a specific function: it varies between individual bottles to make sure all milk jugs have the exact same interior volume. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
A German study found that wine tasted better if the drinker thinks it's more expensive. Subjects inside an MRI scanner tasted a $14 red wine 3x but were told each sip was from bottles costing $3, $7, & $21. The brain's motivation & reward center was more active for the "more expensive" wine. nypost.com/2017/08/15/you…
Most Modern Chewing Gums, are made from polyethylene and polyvinyl acetate. Plastic Polymers that are commonly used to create Grocery Bags, & Plastic Bottles. These ingredients are considered Trade Secrets & are generally listed in the Ingredients under the description 'Gum Base.' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Today I learned that Japanese scientists discovered a bacteria that eats plastic bottles. It was discovered in a pile of bottles outside a recycling plant and it was named Ideonella sakaiensis. Scientists speculate that more bacteria are out there that have evolved to eat other plastics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ide…
Heinz originally didn't use clear bottles until consumers began demanding ketchup year-round causing the company to unsuccessfully attempt to preserve it leading to bottles being opened to reveal mold, yeast, spores, and other deadly bacteria. fastcompany.com/1673352/h…
A tortoiseshell cat named Towser holds the Guinness World Record for most mice caught at 28,899. She was so famous that a statue was erected of her in the city where she lived, and her paw prints are marked on every bottle of Fairlie’s Light Highland Liqueur. lovemeow.com/towser-the-w…
Henry Heinz deliberately put his ketchup in clear glass bottles which was uncommon due to a lack of food safety standards. unethical companies used colored bottles to hide shoddy product and he worked with a chemist who went on to find foods containing gypsum, brick dust, borax, formaldehyde etc nationalgeographic.com/ma…
Today I learned about "Leonardo da Toenail", a man who went about the University of Southern California surreptitiously painting women's toenails as they studied in the library in the 1980s. Eventually a suspect was caught with 15 bottles of nail polish on him but disappeared before his hearing. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
During the Victorian era, a newly developed feeding bottle for infants was introduced. Infant moαΉ›tality rates due to these bottles were shocking– only 2 out of 10 infants lived to their 2nd birthday, but parents continued to buy and use them and they earned the name as murdeαΉ› bottles. anomalien.com/the-victori…
7 Up launched a variation called "dnL" (the 7up logo turned upside down) and was basically the opposite of 7 Up: instead of a caffiene-free clear soda in a green bottle, it was a caffienated green soda in a clear bottle, and instead of lemon-lime the flavor was lime-lemon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_U…
Today I learned about Chartreuse, The liqueur has been made by the Carthusian Monks since 1737 according to the instructions set out in a manuscript given to them in 1605. It is composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbs, plants and flowers. It continues to age and improve in the bottle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The most expensive city for a date night (dinner for two, bottle of wine, two cinema tickets, taxi back home) is Oslo, Norway, at $159, while the cheapest is Ankara, Turkey, at $36 elitesingles.com/mag/rela…
The Geneva Freeport, a warehouse complex in Geneva, houses approximately 1.2 million works of art with an estimated value of $100 billion, as well as gold bars and about 3 million bottles of wine. A small room that can hold multiple objects costs anywhere from $5,000 to $12,000 per month en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Jack Daniels employees get a free bottle on the first payday of each month. blog.totalwine.com/2012/0…
A "bottle episode" in TV, in which characters sit around and talk for an entire episode, was created to save money and/or time, as in "we pulled that episode out of a bottle like a genie." Today it is revered, and shows like Seinfeld, Friends and Always Sunny have turned it into an art en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bot…
, blues musician Robert Johnson built a homemade guitar by mounting nails on a building as his first guitar to play music on. It had only three strings, and used a bottle as a bridge. youtube.com/watch?v=PcjI2…
The Speyer wine bottle is the oldest known wine. Discovered in 1867 in a Roman Tomb, this wine was believed to have been made between 325-350AD. atlasobscura.com/foods/wo…
Today I learned about Lee Trevino, PGA player who, when younger used to hustle using a Dr. Pepper bottle taped to a stick and never lost a match with it. oklahoman.com/article/335…
london based innovative start-up called Skipping Rocks Lab, a group of researchers and business developers whose aim is to make product packaging obsolete β€œOoho”- A sustainable water bottle you can eat and drink declares war on plastic bottles interestingengineering.co…
Today I learned of the Irish Titanic passenger who sent a good bye message in a bottle during the sinking, it subsequently washed up near his home, where his handwriting was recongnised by his mother. irishcentral.com/roots/ti…
Today I learned of Pete Goss; A British yachtsman who turned back during the 1996 Vendee Globe race to save a fellow competitor, Raphael Dinelli. Goss sailed into hurricane force winds for two days to reach Dinelli; who was said to have been clutching a bottle of champagne when he was pulled from the sea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…

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