That, in 13th-century Norway, hunting elk with bows and Arrows while skiing was made illegal in order to maintain the local elk population. atlasobscura.com/articles…
A 3500 year old Egyptian obelisk was encased in an iron cylinder and then rolled into the sea. With the addition of a bow, rudder, mast, and a bridge for crew accommodation the cylinder was turned into a ship and sailed to London, England, where it arrived three months later in January 1878 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
The Toda tribal people from South India practiced polyandry for centuries. A Toda woman when married was automatically married to her husband's brothers. When the wife became pregnant, one husband would ceremonially give a bow and arrow to the wife, and would be the father of that child en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Humanity invented nuclear weapons before we invented compound bows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
In traditional Mongolian weddings, still practised in remote areas, the groom is attired as a warrior and armed with bow and arrows, wearing a sky blue tunic with a black-trimmed red overskirt, and goes to the home of the bride on horseback, accompanied by four or five men taiwantoday.tw/news.php?u…
A woman named Erika Eiffel Married the Eiffel tower. She said the first object she fell in love with was an archers bow. She subsequently became one of the best female archers in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
About the existence of the Dorset culture. A society of people that lived in Canada for a thousand years before suddenly disappearing. Although they had some advanced tools and were able to hunt in advanced ways simple tools like drills and bows were never evidenced in their culture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dor…
There was so much fruitless speculation about the origin of language that scholars now refer to silly theories by nicknames: the bow-wow, pooh-pooh, ding-dong, yo-he-ho, ta-ta and la-la theories. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
Like many animated cartoons from the 1930-50s, Tom and Jerry featured racial stereotypes. After explosions, for example, characters with blasted faces would resemble stereotypical blacks, with large lips and bow-tied hair. Today, these gags are often censored when these shots are aired. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
British longbows in the 1600's netted much longer firing ranges than the contemporary Native American Powhaten tribe's bows (400 yds vs. 120 yds, respectively). Colonists from Jamestown once turned away additional longbows for fear that they might fall into the Powhaten's hands. nps.gov/jame/learn/histor…
The Pekingese dogs were considered sacred in China, owned only by royals, and commoners were required to bow to them. They also acted as guard dogs: the emperor would carry them around hidden inside his long sleeves akc.org/expert-advice/lif…
Heracles built his own funeral pyre, but no one would set it alight so Philoctetes stepped up to light it and was rewarded with Heracles' bow, which he later used to help the Greeks win the Trojan war greekmythology.com/Myths/…
Today I learned about the "Herald of Free Enterprise," a ferry that capsized and killed 193 people because the crew forgot to close the bow doors. ship-disasters.com/passen…
There are white rainbows, called fog bows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
Roman Emperor Commodus, fought in the gladiator arena, often against animals. He once fought 100 lions in a single day, He killed 3 elephants single handed and was so good with a bow, he could headshot an ostrich at full gallop. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
The entertainment idiom "break a leg" may have meant Take a Bow, as in, do well enough that the audience is happy with your performance. grammarist.com/idiom/brea…
High Heels were initially designed for Men. Soldiers wore them in 10th Century Persia for better aim stability with bows and arrows during combats! 1843magazine.com/style/th…
Joesph Kennedy father of JFK once started film companies in Hollywood, had an affair with Gloria Swanson, only to blow it all up and bow out of Hollywood less than a decade later. vanityfair.com/news/2002/…
A prank by a group of Architecture Students back in 1966 lead to a tradition of tying a large red bow and ribbon around the Planetarium in St. Louis, Missouri that has gone on every year since. (Except one while the building was undergoing renovations.) slsc.org/planetariumbow/?…
A bulbous bow can increase a ship's fuel efficiency by as much as 15%. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
Dogs use highly structured body language and signals during play, such as the "play bow", and these same rules are seen in other canines, such as wolves and coyotes. companionanimalpsychology…
Actors who play James Bond "give away their rights to wear a tuxedo in any other film" and that this was circumvented by Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair by wearing an unbuttoned shirt and a white bow-tie which wasn't tied around his neck. cinemablend.com/new/Why-P…
Aristotle discovered why rainbows are bow shaped in 350 B.C. but not until the late 1660s did anyone understand the color, enter Sir Isaac Newton. coffeeshopphysics.com/art…
Today I learned of the Bethke brothers. Each escaped from Soviet East Berlin. Ingo floated on a mattress across a river. Holger used a bow to fire a cable across the gap, then zip-lined to safety. Then Ingo and Holger built an aircraft and flew back over the wall to rescue their third brother, Egbert. readersdigest.ca/features…
Bill Nye's father taught him how to tie a bow tie so that he could impress girls in high school. popularmechanics.com/adve…
A ship got stuck on rocks in 1907 and they blew up the bow to free it, and it worked en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_…
Hugh Jackman was cast as Wolverine 3 weeks into the production of X-Men after scheduling conflicts filming Mission Impossible 2 and a motorbike accident forced actor Dougray Scott to bow out. wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men_…
The last known grizzly bear in Colorado died when she attacked a bow hunter named Ed Wiseman. Wiseman played dead at first but decided to fight back when the bear did not stop mauling him. He picked up a loose arrow and stabbed the bear in her jugular. denver.cbslocal.com/2012/…
Winston Churchill Helped Orson Welles Get a Movie Financed with a Bow [33:26-35:23] youtube.com/watch?v=BliGF…
At midnight on Dec 30th, 1899, a ship positioned itself at the intersection of the date line and equator, such that the bow and stern occupied different seasons, hemispheres, days, years, and centuries. For the ship, Dec 31st never occurred. community.seattletimes.nw…
Tree sap has many uses in the modern world including an ingredient in printing inks, photocopying and laser printing paper, soldering fluxes, pharmaceuticals, lens manufacturing, violin bow treatment, soft drink emulsifiers, and many more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
Mongols under the rule of Genghis Khan pulled the bowstrings of their bows back with their thumb instead of using a "Mediterranean draw" with three fingers, so to protect their thumbs, the Mongols invented a "thumb ring" core77.com/posts/27215/a-…
All rainbows are double rainbows, but usually the secondary bow is faint and too weak to notice en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Mergen is a Turkic deity of abundance and wisdom. It is often depicted with an arrow and bow in one hand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
Where a girl ties her bow on her dirndl during Oktoberfest means something. To the right means they're in a relationship, to the left means they're single, in the back means they're a waitress or a widow and in the front means they're a virgin. oktoberfest.de/en/article…
Poodles were bred for hunting and retrieving game in the water. They were groomed because the water would weight down their coat and wore bows for identification. It wasn't until the reign of King, Louis XVI, when they were trimmed in decorative styles and pranced around for fancy shows. pedigree.com/dog-care/dog…
The last recorded kill using a bow and arrow in war was made in WWII by British officer Jack Churchill, who carried a longbow, bagpipes and a Scottish broadsword into battle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
The small bow found inside of many hats is a symbolic memorial to past hatters who had died of mercury poisoning en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow…
Direct descendents of Genghis Khan hordes, Bashkir and Kalmyk horsemen armed with bows and arrows helped deafeat the French and entered Paris in 1814. rbth.com/arts/2014/07/29/…
The phrase β€œa parting shot” actually comes from β€œa Parthian shot” after Parthian cavalrymen, who’s bows were light enough to be able to shoot backwards, as they retreated on horseback, at their Roman pursuers blog.oxforddictionaries.c…
"Bows eventually replaced spear-throwers as the predominant means for launching sharp projectiles on all continents except Australia." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Candy Johnson was a singer and dancer in the 1960’s. She performed at the 1964 World's Fair in NY. After seeing her act The Strangeloves wrote the hit single "I Want Candy”. The song was rerecorded by other artists including Bow Wow Wow. She passed in 2012 and her remains were sent to space. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Archeologists can tell who were archers because bows required a lot of strength to pull which deformed bones sirjustyn.com/blog/the-me…
Toilets on ships are called β€œheads” because olden times sailing ships located them on the bow, or head (of the ship) to carry odor away. toilet-guru.com/ship.php
Today I learned of the lake freighter Daniel J. Morell. Her hull broke during the night and as the crew were evacuating the bow they spotted another ship. This turned out to be the "aft section, barreling towards them under the power of the ship's engine." The two sections were later found 5 miles apart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_…
Some WWII POWs in Japan, would keep their morale up and defy guards by holding in their farts until they were made to bow to a portrait of Emperor Hirohito. At the lowest point of their bow they would let loose. shmoop.com/unbroken/chapt…
One of the most accomplished American female recurve archers, Erika Eiffel, is married to the Eiffel Tower, dated her bow, and had a decades-long relationship with the Berlin Wall. She is currently dating a crane. vice.com/read/breaking-up…
There's a ship that's designed to turn its bow up into the air, while the rest of the ship submerges, turning it into a buoy. amusingplanet.com/2012/05…
In 1987, a ferry left port with its bow doors wide open and immediately sank. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
In 2005, Michael Jordan woke up Bow Wow in the middle of the night who was sleeping over with Jordan's sons to ask who wore Allen Iverson shoes in his house. Bow Wow never saw those shoes again. ftw.usatoday.com/2013/05/…

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