The KS-23 is a Soviet shotgun that was built from rejected 23 mm aircraft gun barrels. The weapon is technically a carbine but can be loaded with grenades, buck shot, rubber bullets, or flashbangs. It is the largest-bore shotgun in use today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KS-…
Dwayne Johnson’s β€˜Seven Bucks Production’ Is Named After How Much Money He Had After Being Cut From The CFL In 1995 goals.com/from-seven-buck…
Harry S. Truman's famous "The Buck Stops Here" desk placard has a back that says "I'm from Missouri" trumanlibrary.gov/educati…
20th Century Fox sued Universal Studios in 1978, claiming that Battlestar Galactica used 34 distinct ideas stolen from Star Wars. Universal sued Fox, claiming that Star Wars took ideas from Buck Rogers and Silent Running. The case lasted 5 years before the studios settled out of court. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Baby bunnies are called kittens, the female rabbit is a doe and the male is a buck mtmarthavet.com.au/baby-r…
The phrase "the buck stops here" originates from the game of poker during the American Frontier. A marker, such as a knife with a buckhorn handle, would signify the dealer for each round. If they refused the responsibility, they could pass the "buck" to the next player. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
'Passing the Buck' comes from using a buckhorn handled knife to designate the next dealer in a poker game; a player could decline the deal and 'pass the buck' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
The slang 'buck' for currency originated from the fact that deer skins were traded for goods in colonial America before the dollar existed and was the 'currency' of the period. investopedia.com/terms/b/…
Goldbach's Conjecture asks if every even integer is the sum of two prime numbers. It's deemed a "million buck problem" because its solution would advance mathematics by a great margin, although it remains unsolved since 1742 artofproblemsolving.com/w…
Today I learned about the book β€œHow to spot a Jap” issued to US soldiers in China during WWII. In it, they were told the Chinese are β€œabout the size of an American”, has even teeth and walk in strides while the Japanese are buck-toothed, shuffle and look as if β€œtheir legs are directly attached to their chests”. ep.tc/howtospotajap/index…
When former Bucks player John Henson visited a Milwaukee jewelry store in 2015 trying to buy a watch, the employees refused him service, locked the store and called the police on him, from which he was subjected to questioning espn.com/nba/story/_/id/1…
Peter Buck, guitarist of R.E.M., was in an airline incident where he was seen shoving a CD into a drinks trolley thinking it was a CD player, claiming "I am R.E.M." and struggling over a yogurt cup with two flight attendants, which resulted in the cup exploding. He was charged with assault. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Today I learned of Pearl S. Buck (衛珍珠 - Sai Zhenzhu), Author and Activist that was the First American Woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and escaped death in the Nanking Incident of 1927 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Abraham Lincoln was an elite wrestler in his days before politics. He once challenged a crowd, saying, "I’m the big buck of this lick. If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns.” The challenge went unanswered. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
In 2001, R.E.M’s guitarist Peter Buck was indicted on two counts of assault, one count of drunkenness on an aircraft, and one count of criminal damage after he became unruly and at one point tried to steal a knife from a serving cart. He was eventually acquitted of all charges. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
[] Mel Brooks and Buck Henry created Get Smart metv.com/lists/would-you-…
A 19 yr old pizza delivery guy helped save a man's life by performing CPR on the customer who was turning blue outside the house. He said, "I left a pizza boy and came back a pizza man." His tip was 25 bucks. postindependent.com/news/…
Today I learned about Sigurd Eysteinsson, a Viking ruler who was killed by an infection from the recently severed head of his buck-toothed enemy that he was carrying near a wound on his leg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sig…
Hugh Jackman worked as a birthday clown named 'Coco' and made just 50 bucks. Jackman admits that he had no magic tricks and was even told off by a 6 year old that he is terrible. usatoday.com/story/life/e…
The expression "the buck stops here" comes from poker in the American frontier, where a knife (which was frequently buck-horn handled at the time) or "buck" was used to mark the dealer. When the dealer had finished dealing the cards he "passed the buck". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
Melbourne Australia has produced 3 number one drafts in the NBA. That’s more than any other city in the world! Ben Simmons in 2016 by the Philadelphia 76ers, Kyrie Irving in 2011 by Cleveland Cavaliers and Andrew Bogut in 2005 by Milwaukee Bucks! pedestrian.tv/sport/melbo…
Today I learned of the true reason Russia sold Alaska to the United State. The US and Great Britian were in a race to the Pacific Ocean. Russia, fearing GB would lay claim to their American territory, sold their claims to the US to make a few bucks out of a bad situation. americanforeignrelations.…
Today I learned about "Stagecoach" Mary Fields, a former slave and was the first African-American female star route mail carrier in the United States. She also had a standing bet at her local saloon: Five bucks and a glass of whiskey said she could knock out any cowboy in Cascade, Montana with a single punch! badassoftheweek.com/field…
Among the many adaptations of Jack London's book "Call of the Wild," there's actually an anime movie called "Call of the Wild: Howl, Buck," starring Bryan Cranston. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Abraham Lincoln is in the wrestling hall of fame, losing only one out of about 300 matches and once challenged an entire crowd of onlookers after dispatching an opponent: β€œI’m the big buck of this lick. If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns.” history.com/news/10-thing…
The actor John Candy, famous for appearing/starring in such films as Stripes, Blues Brothers, Vacation, Splash, Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Home Alone, Cool Runnings, etc, died at the age of only 43 (in 1994 within 1 month of Kurt Cobain). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
REM's Nightswimming is about when they would go skinny dipping in Athens, Georgia. Guitarist Peter Buck: "We used to sneak on this guy's property in Athens and go swimming in this water hole. It'd be great: 30 of us all running around naked. It was before AIDS, and whatever happened happened." worldofwonder.net/flashba…
Abraham Lincoln is in the wrestling hall of fame losing only one out of about 300 matches and once challenged an entire crowd of onlookers after dispatching an opponent: β€œI’m the big buck of this lick. If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns.” history.com/news/10-thing…
Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult estimated that "40,000 men and women" died each day when writing "Don't Fear The Reaper". The actual figure was about 100,000 higher. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(Do…
The car maker "Aston Martin Lagonda" is named after three things: One of the founders, a hill near the factory, and the Shawnee Indian name for Buck Creek in Springfield, Ohio. rewindandcapture.com/why-…
The then-Seattle Supersonics and Milwaukee Bucks played an NBA game that went to FIVE overtimes on November 9, 1989; which also happened to be the same day the Berlin Wall fell vice.com/en_us/article/pg…
The phrase "bigger bang for the buck" was coined to describe the New Look policy of depending on nuclear weapons, rather than a large regular army, to keep the Soviet Union in check. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
Kit-Kat made an edible 24-karat gold leaf–enrobed Kit Kat bar flavoured with rare Feng Huang Dan Cong Oolong tea and sold wrapped in silk. $88 bucks. nuvomagazine.com/palate/2…
A buck will suck doe urine into an organ in the roof of its mouth to determine if the doe is entering estrous. huntingnet.com/staticpage…
You can buy a former missile silo to live in for as little as $260,000 bucks. missilebases.com/osagecit…
Today I Learned the movie Uncle Buck (1989) has an Indian remake called Uncle Bun (1991) mentalfloss.com/article/5…
A 16 oz pint containing 8% alcohol volume delivers 1.28 ounces of pure alcohol. This is roughly equivalent to 3.2 ounces of spirits at 80 proof (40% abc) or two good-measure shots of whiskey vodka or gin. This of course makes the beer very good value on the Buzz per Buck scale. nabca.org/sites/default/f…
The Thunderfighter in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century was one concept Ralph McQuarrie came up with for Battlestar Galctica's Viper. It never became the Viper but was reused as Buck's Starfighter gavinrothery.com/my-blog/…
The company that makes Buck Knives will custom heat treat knife blades sent to them by DIY knife makers. buckknives.com/about-kniv…
Today I learned of the US Supreme Court decision Buck v. Bell where the Court approved the practice of forced sterilization of citizens the state deemed unfit, including the intellectually disabled, in order to to improve the human race by eliminating "defectives" from the gene pool. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
World War II veteran Lynn "Buck" Compton (portrayed in the TV-series "Band of Brothers") would later serve as the lead prosecutor in the trial of Sirhan Sirhan following the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
Buck Compton, from Band of Brothers, played baseball with Jackie Robinson, played in the Rose Bowl, and was the lead prosecutor for Robert Kennedy's murder trial, in addition to serving in the 101st Airborne en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
The term β€œbucks” is used for slang for β€œdollars” because deerskins were once traded and used as currency businessinsider.com/why-a…
"Buck" Compton of Easy Company, made famous in the miniseries Band Of Brothers, was the lead prosecutor in the trial of Sirhan Sirhan - the man who supposedly assassinated Bobby Kennedy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
United States Army retired Donald Duck from active duty on his 50th birthday in 1984 with the rank of "Buck Sergeant" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
New Zealand rugby player Wayne 'buck' Shelford took a cleat to the nuts during a rugby game which ripped open his scrotum leaving his testicles hanging, he got them stitched up on the bench and continued the game. therugbyforum.com/feature…
A Eugenics-driven 1927 US Supreme Court Case, Buck v Bell, ruled in favor of the forced sterilization of Carrie Buck, who was deemed "feeble-minded." This ruling was later used as a defense of Nazi doctors during the Nuremberg Trials. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
Bushwacker is considered the Michael Jordan of Bulls. He is a 3 time "World Champion Bull", was featured in ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue, and at one time had 42 consecutive buck-offs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus…
Video game Buck Bumble was criticized for having foggy graphics. One critic defended it by pointing out that the game is set in England wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_B…
Dollar bills are referred to as 'bucks' because in the 18th/19th century deerskin or whole deer were used for currency huffingtonpost.com/willia…

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