In 1872 Kaiser Wilhelm arbitrated a dispute between Great Britain and the U.S over the Oregon boundary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ore…
The Arctic Circle is gradually moving north. Iceland has an 8 tonne rollable sphere, so they can easily move it a dozen meters each year to keep pace with the moving Artic Circle boundary. icelandreview.com/news/ei…
In 1985 Long Island was legally found to be "not an island" because New York State's boundaries contained its offshore soil and seabeds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
In 1835-1836, the states of Ohio and Michigan went to war with each other in a war called the Toledo war over a land boundary dispute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tol…
Since the real-life area of Nutbush, TN, mentioned in "Nutbush City Limits", is an unincorporated community, it has no official boundaries and therefore there are no Nutbush city limits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut…
Today I learned about Vaslav Nijinsky – who has been cited as the greatest dancer of the 20th century. He was a controversial character in Russia who pushed the boundaries of what was permissible in ballet, including references to homosexuality and masturbation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vas…
Forty stones outline the original boundary of Washington DC, many of which are forgotten and neglected. This 10-sq mile area was to be the new capital of the United States, proposed by George Washington and assisted in its layout by a free-African American astronomer, Benjamin Banneker, in 1789 wtop.com/dc/2018/04/bound…
When ice sheets collide, they can form mountains at the boundary, just like tectonic plates en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Today I learned of "Complex PTSD". Typical PTSD happens after a single incident like a car crash, but C-PTSD results from prolonged trauma, like childhood abuse or neglect. It's harder to spot & to treat. Victims have issues with trust, boundaries, and sense of self... and they often get revictimized. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Buckminster Fuller was a renaissance man -- expert in architecture, design, engineering, science, cartography and education. Self-described 'comprehensive anticipatory design scientist ' generating ideas and artifacts that cross boundaries and defy normality pushfestival.ca/ten-surpr…
Today I learned of Thalweg, which is the deepest part of a flowing water and designated boundary between two adjacent Nations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
Today I learned about the Dragon Boundary Marks, 13 dragon statues that outline the boundaries of the original city of London en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
While young Robert E. Lee worked surveying the boundary between Ohio and Michigan, he jokingly referred in a letter to a snake he killed in a lighthouse as the lighthouse's keeper. Lee's biographer Douglas Southall Freeman misinterpreted this as an admission that Lee killed a human keeper. civildiscourse-historyblo…
According to US Customs and Border Protection, the entire state of Michigan is a border zone since. CBP has the power to operate within 100 miles of any U.S. β€œexternal boundary,” and the mitten is surrounded by Canada or the Great Lakes, which are considered international borders . michiganradio.org/post/en…
How Bono from the band U2 exercised one of his newly given rights after receiving Dublin's Freedom of the City award. One of these ancient privileges was the right to pasture sheep on common ground within city boundaries. To celebrate he took lambs to graze on St Stephen's Green. thejournal.ie/freedom-of-…
The Roman festival celebrating Terminus, the god of boundaries, was observed each year on Feb 23. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
There are thin 'Eruv' wires which are maintained in most major cities with Jewish populations to separate public and private spaces on the Shabbat. It essentially allows those of the strict Jewish faith to move within those wire boundaries on their holy day. atlasobscura.com/articles…
While accounting for merely 3% of Taiwan’s total land area, Yushan National Park has half of Taiwan’s native plant species growing within its boundaries. In surveys, there are 2,522 different kinds of plants found in the park en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yus…
Greenland has four distinct Time Zones that cross its boundaries but the country is broken up into UTC0, UTC-1, UTC-3 and UTC-4. UTC-2 is only used during daylight savings. UTC0 is outside the country but the weather station Danmarkshavn, is set to European time for ease of reporting. howderfamily.com/blog/tim…
Today I learned about the Pork and Beans war, a confrontation in 1838 between the US and the UK over the boundary between New Brunswick and Maine. No one was killed, but two Canadian malitiamen were injured by bears before a treaty was signed. cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br…
In mythology of Andean civilizations of South America, the amaro, amaru, or katari (aymara) is a mythical serpent or dragon. The amaru was believed capable of transgressing boundaries to and from the spiritual realm of the subterranean world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama…
The fur fringe or ruff around the outside edge of a parka hood is not just decorative, but functional. It creates a boundary layer of still air around the face, greatly reducing heat transfer versus a non-ruffed hood. This has been proven in wind tunnel tests. int-res.com/articles/cr20…
A simple rule of "Expletive infixation" is that the insertion occurs at a syllable boundary, usually just before the primary stressed syllable: abso-fuckin'-lutely rather than ab-fuckin'-solutely. This rule is insufficient to describe examples such as un-fuckin'-believable, however. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
The terms β€œUnited Kingdom, β€œGreat Britain” and β€œEngland” are not interchangeable nouns, as they describe differing configurations of geopolitical boundaries and land-masses. ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog…
Today I learned about Boundary Layer Fences, which increased horizontal stability in early jet aircraft, as well as preventing the entire wing of a given craft from stalling all at once en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
The Mojave Desert's Boundaries are Determined by the Presence of Joshua Trees en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moj…
The boundary between the Earth's atmosphere and outer space is called the KΓ‘rmΓ‘n line en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C…
80% of N.W.A.'s Straight outta Compton sales were in the suburbs, beyond the boundaries of black neighborhoods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
The symbol of the dollar/peso ($) comes from the symbolic Pillars of Hercules of the Strait of Gibraltar, which marks the boundary of the old world. The 2 Pillars were draped in an S shaped banner with the Latin warning 'Non plus ultra' indicating "this is the end of the (known) world." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
Mormon pioneers attempted to form a US State named Deseret. The boundaries included 9 present day states. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The KΓ‘rmΓ‘n Line is the boundary where Earth's atmosphere ends and space begins. It is 100km (62mi) above sea level. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
The phrase ''Pushing The Envelope'' is not about the container for letters- but is related to a mathematical graph of aerodynamic performance on which the envelope is the boundary line representing an aircraft's capabilities. phrases.org.uk/meanings/p…
The red river boundary between Texas and Oklahoma has been in dispute for 100 years agrilife.org/texasaglaw/2…
Nobody really knows where Bosnia ends and Herzegovina begins,and there is no official or universally accepted boundary in the country between the two regions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
There is a lake in Massachusetts called Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. The name is Nipmuck Indian for β€œEnglish knifemen and Nipmuck Indians at the boundary or neutral fishing place.” nytimes.com/2004/11/20/us…
The theory of an infinite universe was first proposed by a Greek philosopher named Archytas of Tarentum ~400 B.C., reasoning that even if he did reach the end of the universe he would still be able extend his staff beyond the boundary. plato.stanford.edu/entrie…
The Sargasso Sea is located entirely within the Atlantic Ocean, is the only sea without a land boundary oceanservice.noaa.gov/fac…
Stephen Hawking wrote "A Briefer History of Time" to make its content even more accessible to readers after "A Brief History of Time" by deleting purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions randomhouse.com/highschoo…
The longest land border of France is with... Brazil. Because the French Guyana is officially part of France, the 649 km (405.6 mi) contiguous border is longest than any boundaries with European countries. Their longest border in Europe is with Spain, which is 646 km (403.8 mi) long indexmundi.com/france/lan…
Today I learned of The Sargasso Sea, which is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by four currents forming an ocean gyre. Unlike all other regions called seas, it has no land boundaries. It is distinguished from other parts of the Atlantic Ocean by its characteristic brown Sargassum seaweed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Today I learned of the Sargasso Sea- the only sea with no land boundaries. Located entirely in the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by multiple different ocean currents. As such anything that floats in soon becomes trapped in the sea- such as the algae it is named after - sargassum. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
In Texas, vertically-painted purple lines on a property boundary legally perform the same function as a fence or no trespassing sign. tpwd.texas.gov/publicatio…
Today I learned of the "Northwest Angle" the only area of the United States outside of Alaska north of the 49th parallel. It was created due to a cartographic mistake by colonial geographer John Mitchell when creating the map used as the primary source when defining the boundaries of the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
We sometimes forget what we needed when we enter a room because of a phenomenon called 'event boundary'. brainpages.org/why-you-fo…
Peace Arch State Park is an international park between US and Canada. Visitors do not require either a passport or visa to pass through their applicable border crossing so long as they stay within the boundaries of the park and leave the park into the country from which they entered the park en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Researchers working with Kanzi (a bonobo who communicates using a keypad with symbols) claim his favorite movies are ones that blur the boundaries between humans and apes such as Planet of the Apes and Quest for Fire. npr.org/2006/07/08/550368…
Canada's timezone boundaries change based on the seasons Winter or Summer, a bit akin to DST changing what time it is in the Fall or the Spring nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/servic…
French Department boundaries were set so that every settlement in the country was within a day's ride of the capital of a department. This was a security measure, intended to keep the entire national territory under close control. Big brother in 1790 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dep…
We forget why we have entered a room because passing through doors creates an 'event boundary' causing the brain to file away what we were just thinking about. newsfeed.time.com/2011/11…
The Romans had a specific god for boundary stones and mileposts: Terminus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…

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