Today I learned of the 1636-37 Tulip Mania speculative bubble, during which 1 Tulip bulb was exchanged for 2 lasts of wheat, 4 lasts of rye, 4 fat oxen, 8 swine, 12 sheep, 2 hogsheads of wine, 4 tuns of beer, 2 tuns of butter, 1000lbs. of cheese, a bed, a suit of clothes, and a silver cup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
Bubble Wrap which is used for shipping was originally supposed to be a new textured wallpaper. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Our joints "cracking" is the bubbles of synovial fluid (the fluid that lubricates our joints) "popping" due to the change in our movement that traps air/produces a vacuum (cavitation). runnersworld.com/health-i…
Bubble Gum (as opposed to chewing gum) was created by the Fleer company, as Double Bubble, and was the most popular until Bazooka came around ... created by the Topps company, and so both Baseball card companies made gum first. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
A California couple’s pet cat stole more than 600 items from neighbors, including gloves, towels, bubble wrap, a San Francisco Giants baseball cap, and even a bikini. The kleptomaniac kitty’s record was 11 items in 24 hours. sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…
In the year 2007, at the peak of the housing bubble, four Mexican farm workers earning less than $15000/year each were somehow eligible purchasers of a $720000 home that they, in theory, had no chance of affording sfgate.com/entertainment/…
Before the 20th century, instead of speech bubbles, they used "speech scrolls": wispy lines that connected first-person speech to the mouths of the speakers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
Sir Isaac Newton, while a genius, lost a huge part of his fortune trading stocks during a bubble royalsocietypublishing.or…
McDonalds once produced bubble-gum flavored broccoli. Unsurprisingly, the attempt to get kids to eat healthier didn’t go over well with the child testers, who were β€œconfused by the taste.” businessinsider.com/mcdon…
Many chewing gums are pink because the inventor of Double Bubble (the first bubble gum) only had pink food coloring in his factory, and others copied his invention en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dub…
300 years ago, Sir Isaac Newton lost the equivalent of millions of dollars in the first stock market bubble. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Michael Jackson's chimpanzee Bubbles has a net worth of $2 million and Maru the cat has a yearly income of $180k. cheatsheet.com/money-care…
In May 2020 a robot measuring just 0.8mm by 0.8mm was constructed. It moves using thrust from bubbles produced from an internal catalytic reaction newatlas.com/robotics/wor…
The holes in Swiss cheese are called eyes and come from carbon dioxide bubbles released by the bacteria inside. Swiss cheese without the holes is referred to as blind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swi…
Sam, a chimpanzee friend of Michael Jackson’s chimp Bubbles had a testicle bitten off by a celebrity dog on a film they were working on together. centerforgreatapes.org/me…
Admiral Sir William James, born in 1881, was, as a young child, the model for a famous painting titled "Bubbles" which was subsequently used to advertise Pears Soap. This fame dogged him throughout his life and he was regularly nicknamed "Bubbles", much to his chagrin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Herring fish communicate with each other underwater through flatulence or fart, the noise is always accompanied by a stream of bubbles inshorts.com/en/news/herr…
Today I learned of the Alpheidae AKA pistol shrimp, that is one of the loudest animal in the sea and produces a bubble that when collapses reaches temperatures of over 7,700 Β°C en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
Modern chewing/bubble gum base is made of plastics and rubbers youtu.be/2kttVyakHN4?t=28
Cranberry sauce cans always have the label on 'upside-down' so that it will be stocked on shelves in the correct orientation, in order to preserve an air bubble in the can that makes it possible to get it out in one piece without having to open both ends. delish.com/food/a44521/cr…
McDonald's in an effort to help kids eat healthier developed bubble-gum flavored broccoli. It was ultimately rejected after it was tested with children focus groups who found the product confusing. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Thanks to a 1665 idea of King Charles II (and to river-meandering), there's a cut-off 5-mile lobe of Kentucky that's not connected to any of Kentucky; it's all surrounded by other states (Missouri & Tennessee). Fewer than 20 people live in this "bubble" of KY ("Bubbleland" AKA "Kentucky Bend"). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
McDonald's Created Bubble Gum Flavored Broccoli in 2014 cbsnews.com/news/why-mcdo…
The Mayans created scenes very similar to today's modern comics, including speech bubbles, stink lines and naughty jokes. In one scene, a cheeky rabbit (dubbed the "Mayan Bugs Bunny") tells an old man to "smell your sweat, wizard penis." bbc.com/future/story/2016…
A 14-year-old visited a Chinese hospital with stomach pains after experiencing constipation for five days. Doctors believe that she drank so much bubble tea that about a hundred tapioca pearls built up in her body, causing a blockage today.com/health/bubble-t…
Bubbles in a bath keep the water warmer for longer thenakedscientists.com/ar…
Today I learned about Tulip Mania, during the 17th Century Dutch Golden Age, when prices for some tulip bulbs skyrocketed. Many think it is one of the first speculative bubbles to pop, but some historians believe it has been exaggerated over time. history.com/news/tulip-ma…
While filming ”The Wire”, Andre Royo, who played Bubbles, a drug addict, was approached by a Baltimore resident who handed him a package of heroin and said he looked like he needed a fix. Royo calls this his "street Oscar." attendly.com/bubbles-from…
California sea otters blow air into their fur to keep them afloat and insulated. This is possible because of their amazingly thick and intricate fur that traps the air bubbles as they blow onto it. kqed.org/science/25908/th…
Bubble gum is traditionally pink because its inventor wanted to mask the gray color of the original formula with the dye he had on hand: red. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
The famous Cristal Champagne was made by Alexander II Tsar of Russia. He feared assassination so he ordered the bottles to be made clear instead of regular dark green so that he could see the bubbles and prevent an explosive being hidden inside. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s former pet Chimp, currently resides at a sanctuary for β€œretired” Hollywood Apes/Monkeys. Other β€œcelebrities” include Sam from Dunston Checks in, and Bella, the 2004 Career Builder Campaign. centerforgreatapes.org
A man from Florida once tried to travel from Florida to Bermuda all alone in a inflatable bubble. He had to be rescued by the US coast guard costing the taxpayers $144,000. independent.co.uk/us/man-…
Whales blow bubbles in a circle to trap fish, and then swim up through the vortex to swallow them! youtube.com/watch?v=JNhld…
Today I learned about Screamers, a small family of South American birds, whose skin is filled with small bubbles that produce a crackling sound when pressed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
The white area in the center of ice cubes is a buildup of impurities, mostly sediment and trapped air bubbles. Because freezing starts from the outside in, these materials are pushed to the center of the cube while the pure areas remain clear. kdlt.com/2015/04/09/what-…
In 2010 competitive swimming banned polyurethane suits in swimming that could reduce drag up to 8%, after records were broken in droves. The thin layer of fabric was made up of tiny bubbles that trapped air and actually made the swimmer float higher in the water. thedailybeast.com/why-ban…
Rashida Jones was attacked by "Bubbles the Chimp" while visiting Michael Jackson uk.movies.yahoo.com/rashi…
That, many years after chewing gum had been around, in 1906, the first BUBBLE gum ever sold was called Bilbber-Blubber enacademic.com/dic.nsf/en…
A microscopically small bubble of nitrogen, that had not completely dissolved into a titanium ingot, caused a DC-10, with 300 people on board, to lose hydraulics and crash land. sillyguy.fandom.com/wiki/…
Not all torpedoes are designed to pierce hulls then explode, some detonate below the target ship without making contact. This creates a gas bubble that causes the ship to be thrust out of the water then dropped back into the resulting void, often breaking the vessel in half and sinking it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor…
The queen parrotfish sleeps inside of a protective mucus bubble secreted from its mouth, presumably for hiding its scent from predators at night. The mucus bubble may also serve as an early warning system in the event that a predator, like a moray eel, tries to attack the resting parrotfish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Certain whales use a technique called bubble netting which involves encircling schools of prey and blowing a series of bubble rings or vortex rings through the water which surround the prey, effectively enveloping them into a ball so that they’re easier to capture. Dolphins also do this. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee, Bubbles, is still alive today, living in the Centre for Great Apes. He's 36 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
Methane bubbles can become frozen in place in many lakes such as Lake Baikal in Russia. The ice thickness there can reach 2 m/6.5 ft during the peak of winter coldness, trapping millions of cubic feet of methane gas under the ice until Spring arrives. theatlantic.com/photo/201…
Bubbles the Chimp (who once was famously Michael Jackson's pet) is alive and well, living in a Florida sanctuary for retired apes - and that he HATES cameras these days centerforgreatapes.org/me…
Bubble wrap was originally invented to be wallpaper. The creators tried to make plastic wallpaper with a paper backing, but it came out with plastic backing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
Michael Jackson's chimp Bubbles partied with Bon Jovi in Japan. michaeljackson.com/au/new…
The beluga whale is an Arctic cetacean, and it is easily recognizable thanks to its stark white coloring and globular head. The word "beluga" comes from the Russian work "bielo" which means white. Belugas are interestingly capable of swimming backwards and blowing bubbles in the shape of rings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
, in 2013, an expedition to recover bodies from a tugboat sunk at 30 meter depth, found one survivor trapped in an air bubble, in pitch black, after 3 days theguardian.com/world/201…

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