Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, released a limited 200 signed copies of the book bound in an asbestos cover making them fireproof. They rarely sell for less than $10,000. abebooks.com/books/Fahren…
A dragonfly can live for 5 years but only develops wings in its last 2-4 months of life. During its second stage of life, the nymph lives a water-bound existence where it molts (sheds skin) up to 12 times before developing wings. sciencing.com/life-cycle-…
Einstein once gave a note in lieu of a tip to a Japanese courier. The note said, β€œa quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest”. It sold in 2017 for $1.56m. theguardian.com/science/2…
So far 18 books in public institutions have been confirmed as being bound in human skin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Today I learned of a 18th century North American fighting style called Gouging, that emphasized brutal bodily mutilation. Eye-gouging was considered the ultimate way of winning the honor-bound duel. Ears, noses, lips, fingers, and genitals were also targeted to maximize the opponent's disfigurement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gou…
Today I learned of William Burke, a Scottish murderer who would sell corpses for a profit to medical researchers. After he was hanged for his crimes, scientists dissected him, wrote with his blood, and bound a book with his skin. wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_…
Today I learned of Mary Anne Holmes' 1995 cold case. Her 4 yr old daughter had run to her neighbors' house naked and bound, screaming that her mother was killed. Mary had been assaulted and murdered while her 2 girls were forced to watch. The girl made a drawing of the crime and described the killer as a lion. gilavalleycentral.net/mar…
Koro is a culture-bound syndrome delusional disorder in which an individual has an overpowering belief that his or her sex organs are retracting and will disappear, despite the lack of any true longstanding changes to the genitals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kor…
Today I learned of the Chicago Seven, and Judge Julius Hoffman, who had a man bound and gagged in court for a week he also ordered County Jail officials to cut one the defendants lawyers and one defendants hair as he did not like its length. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Today I learned about "Georgian swimming" - a swimming style where swimmer's hand and feet are bound together. It was re-discovered in the 60es after a swimming enthusiast decided to fact-check a legend about ancient warriors training by swimming in this manner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
In 1933, FDR redesigned the West Wing, creating their current Oval Office on the old laundry drying yard, in part because a room without corners made it easier for a wheelchair-bound individual to navigate. whitehousehistory.org/pho…
On October 29, 1969 during the Chicago Eight conspiracy trial, judge julius hoffman ordered Bobby Seale bound and gagged after supposedly interrupting court proceedings. loc.gov/exhibitions/drawi…
In the 1988 box-office bomb "Mac and Me", the wheelchair-bound lead child character was played by a real wheelchair-bound actor with spina bifida. In real life, when people asked why he was in a wheelchair, the 12-year-old would reply, "Vietnam." latimes.com/archives/la-x…
In 2015 the Tesla Model S P85D became the first car that Consumer Reports gave a road test score outside the normal bounds - that then-new Tesla scored 103 out of 100 points. autonews.com/article/2015…
Square originally chose to develop games for the Sega Saturn instead of the PlayStation. This changed after they received the development manuals for each. The Saturn's was in a loose binder, implying Sega was making changes, while the PlayStation's was bound in a book, implying confidence. youtube.com/watch?v=XB0mg…
Doc Pomus wrote Save The Last Dance For Me on a napkin on his wedding day while watching his wife dance with guests. He was wheelchair bound from polio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sav…
Today I learned of Jennifer Asbenson, a woman who survived an encounter with a serial killer, Andrew Urdiales. He assaulted her, bound her, and put her into the trunk of his car. She broke free and ran away. He chased her with her a machete, but she signalled a passing truck and escaped. Urdiales had 8 victims. people.com/crime/people-m…
In 2019, a flight bound for Malaysia was abruptly forced to turn around after a mother on board forgot her baby at the airport. travelnoire.com/plane-tur…
When the USS S-5 began partially sinking after a failed submerged test run it was approached by the steam ship Atlanthus who signaled them "Where bound?" to which the S-5 responded with "Hell by compass." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
On 9-11 immediately after US airspace was closed, Canada implemented "Op Yellow Ribbon" & landed 250 US bound flights with 45k passengers in 14 smaller airports across the country. Canadians in communities such Gander (10k) also welcomed up to 6,000 stranded passengers into their homes. wikipedia.org/wiki/Operat…
Kelly Clarkson didn't want to win American Idol because the winner was contractually bound to make a musical rom com. refinery29.com/en-us/2017…
Today I learned of the time a book bound in human skin was found at Harvard university. The act of binding a book using skin is called anthropodermic bibliopegy. bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-2…
Koro is a culture-bound syndrome delusional disorder in which an individual has an overpowering belief that one's sex organs are retracting and will disappear, despite the lack of any true longstanding changes to the genitals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kor…
When Amelia Earhart was proposed by her boyfriend George Putnam, she suggested a one-year temporary marriage to test its feasibility . She also said, "On our life together I shall not hold you to any medieval code of faithfulness to me nor shall I consider myself bound to you similarly." huffingtonpost.in/2014/01…
The French Marxist philosopher Guy Debord's first book 'MΓ©moires' was bound with a sandpaper cover so that it would damage other books placed next to it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C…
Hugh Everett III, an American physicist who first proposed the many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum physics, believed in Quantum Immortality. His theory guaranteed him immortality: his consciousness, he argued, is bound at each branching to follow whatever path does not lead to death. wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantu…
Posadism, a current of communism believed that visiting aliens from other planets must live in highly advanced communist societies and are bound to help earth-based communists in bringing an interplanetary communist revolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
Librarian Megan Rosenbloom, an expert in anthropodermic bibliopegy, can determine if a book is bound in human skin or not. (Proof is in the second paragraph on the site. meganrosenbloom.com/
Valerian Rybar, an American interior designer, lined the walls of his dining room with 400 bound leather books, all fake, but with titles relating to various chapters of his life. One, entitled "International Boredom", allegedly alluded to his ex wife. nymag.com/homedesign/desi…
Today I learned about culture-bound syndromes, psychosomatic conditions that occur only in people who live in certain cultures en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cul…
On September 11th, 2001 when the US Airspace was shutdown following the attacks, Canada took in 255 flights bound for the USA making this known as Operation Yellow Ribbon. There were over 30,000 people on all 200 flights. Many Canadians hosted the passengers at home for several days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
, the kid's play arcade Discovery Zone merged it's assets with Leaps And Bounds in the year 1995, and also found out that Leaps and Bounds was a McDonald's subsidiary too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Aristophanes wrote a play in ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War called "Lysistrata." In the play, the women of Greece bound together to end the war by telling their husbands that they would not have sex with them until they stopped fighting the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lys…
Actress Mercedes McCambridge who dubbed the voice of the demon in The Exorcist swallowed raw eggs, chain smoked and drank whiskey to make her voice harsh. She was bound to a chair during recordings and requested no credit for the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
The ancient Chinese bound women's feet in "lotus shoes" measuring three inches in length, as smaller feet on women forced them to walk in a way that was considered erotic. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Anthropodermic bibliopegy is the old act of binding books in human skin. An odd example was found in Harvard’s library, where a Bristol police record was bound in the very skin of a hanged murderer. bbc.com/news/magazine-279…
All British laws were written and recorded on Vellum (animal skin) up until 2017, where since then they've been written on paper bound by Vellum to save money. telegraph.co.uk/news/2017…
Today I learned that the upper bound of Extremely low frequency(ELF) radiation(mostly long radio waves) wavelengths is about 100,000 km, or 62, 000 miles. For comparison, the diameter of Saturn is around 75,000 miles. nasa.gov/directorates/heo…
The heaviest man in history is also believed to be the heaviest primate to ever exist. At 1400 lbs, he exceeded the upper bound for the weight of the 10 foot tall Gigantopithecus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
--Christmas 2013 more than 250 passengers on Calgary-bound flights were part of a "Christmas miracle" done by WestJet. Santa Claus appeared on life-size screens at boarding gates and asked passengers what they wanted for Christmas. When the planes landed the gifts were on the baggage carousel. cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar…
Today I learned about McKamey Manor, a "haunted house" where employees are allowed to physically assault patrons, waterboard them, force them to eat and drink unknown substances, have them bound and gagged and engage in other forms of emotional or psychological torture. The current waiting list is 24000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McK…
In 1834, two New York businessmen brought a Chinese woman named Afong Moy to the city, where they displayed her in a cage. Dressed in Oriental finery, Moy was part of an exhibition to sell Chinese knickknacks. The New York press went wild, extolling her bound feet and exotic ways npr.org/books/titles/5048…
Books with blank pages are a result of a "signature" chosen at time of publication. Signatures are one large sheet of paper, folded multiple times, and then bound together with several other signatures to form the pages of a book. Always an even number, odd books would have extra pages. prcbookprinting.com/signa…
A contronym is a word that has contradictory meanings. Examples include - Bolt: to secure, or to flee. Bound: restrained, or heading somewhere. Go: to proceed, or to weaken or fail. Consult: to offer advice, or to obtain it. dailywritingtips.com/75-c…
3 years after illegally joining the Marines at the age of 14, Jacklyn Lucas snuck onto a ship bound for Iwo Jima, stormed the beach without a rifle, and threw himself on top of two grenades to protect his team. He survived, and earned the Medal of Honor at the age of 17. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
A New York bound flight from LA was forced to make an emergency landing when a woman would not stop singing Whitney Houston's "I will always love you" in midair nypost.com/2013/05/13/wat…
Serial killer Wayne Nance, the Missoula Mauler, invaded the home of Doug and Kris Wells. Despite being bound and stabbed, Doug managed to fatally shoot Nance in the head. The Wells survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way…
Amelia Earhart wrote a prenup letter to her fiancΓ©e, George Putnam, stating she wanted an open marriage and β€œI shall not hold you to a medieval code of faithfulness to me, nor shall I consider myself bound to you similarly”. Also "I may have to keep some place where I can go to be myself”. earchives.lib.purdue.edu/…
During the "Red Terror" of 1918, Communist secret police in Orel "poured water on naked prisoners bound in the winter streets until they became living ice statues." In Ukraine, they "rolled people around in barrels studded internally with nails." Upwards of 1 million people died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
The phrase "Don't judge the book by its cover" was first mentioned in the book 'The Mill on the Floss' by George Elliot where one of the book's character Mr Tulliver used the phrase in discussing Daniel Defoe's 'The History of the Devil', saying how it was beautifully bound. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…

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