The line of thinking 'If I Can't Have It, Neither Can You' is called 'Crab Mentality' because when a crab in a bucket is trying to escape, the others will pull it down en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
Fast food chain KFC temporarily closed some branches in the UK due to a shortage of chicken supply. As an apology, they ran an ad that rearranged the letters on their chicken buckets to FCK. bbc.com/news/newsbeat-431…
The Bucket Orchid flower attracts orchid bees with a scent, & traps them in their β€œbucket”, the only escape is through a space where the flower grips the bee and glues pollen packets to their back to produce more bucket orchids. britannica.com/plant/buck…
In 2013, while walking their dog in their back yard, a married couple came across several rusty buckets sticking out of their land. The buckets were full of gold coins minted from 1847 to 1894. The total value of all the coins was about $11 million. nydailynews.com/news/nati…
Dave Thomas, the founder of the successful fast food chain, Wendy’s, worked at KFC prior to Wendy’s and was responsible for the red and white striped chicken bucket design. thebalancesmb.com/dave-th…
Before toilet paper, Ancient Romans used a sponge on the end of a long stick that was shared by everyone in the community. When not in use, the stick stayed in a bucket of heavily salted seawater in the communal bathroom. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
Today I learned of the Pelton Wheel, a more efficient water wheel, 1st used during the California Gold Rush. The wheel extracts energy from the impulse of moving water shooting into a split concave bucket, as opposed to water's dead weight like the traditional overshot water wheel. asce.org/project/pelton-i…
Today I learned that the bagger 293 existed, a 315 foot tall, 738 foot long construction vehicle used to mine coal. It moves 8,500,000 cu ft of earth a day using a 70 foot long circular saw bucket mechanism. youtu.be/cocg1u0nwbI
, In 1325, two Italian city-states fought over a bucket which resulted in 2,000 deaths. It started when two soldiers stole a bucket from a well from the city center. This is called The Battle of Zappolino (also known as the War of the Oaken Bucket) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In some countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, and parts of Hungary) there is a traditional Easter Whipping. Men spank women with special handmade whips on Easter Monday. If men arrive at women's houses after 12:00, women throw a bucket of cold water on them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
Today I learned of the War of the Oaken Bucket. This war, fought between the rival city states of Modena and Bologna in modern Italy was inaccurately said to have begun due to the theft of a communal oaken bucket. However, as a spoil of war the victorious Modenese did indeed take a bucket as a trophy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
The Grand Canyon Museum had three buckets of radioactive uranium ore on display for 18 years, and only found out when a kid was goofing around with a Geiger counter npr.org/2019/02/19/696001…
Hole In My Bucket Day is based on a song from the 1700s, where Henry needs to fix his bucket but he never has the materials to repair it. nationaldaycalendar.com/d…
A teenager from Connecticut completed her bucket list right before she was hit by a car. She had one goal left: save a life and before the car hit her she pushed her friend to get him out of the way. nbcnewyork.com/news/local…
, potential new antibiotics were discovered due to research into folklore that putting Russian brown frogs into a milk bucket would keep the milk from going sour. acs.org/content/acs/en/pr…
Helicopter fire fighters (Aerial firefighter) can fill their buckets from local swimming pools. This is helpful when fighting wild fire and there are no lakes nearby. Happens mostly in California. huffpost.com/entry/helico…
In WWII, U.S. heavy bomber pilots would make ice cream by strapping buckets of ice cream mix to their planes before missions. The cold and turbulence of the flight would churn the mix into ice cream by the time they landed. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Bloody Mary cocktails were originally called a Bucket of Blood, after a night club in 1920’s Chicago. From there it was renamed a Red Snapper until the 1940’s. esquire.com/food-drink/dr…
To clean up after using the lavatory, ancient Romans used a "tersorium", a sponge on the end of a long stick that was shared by everyone in the community. When not in use, the stick stayed in a bucket of vinegar or seawater in the communal bathroom. sapiens.org/column/curios…
Influenced by a Monk, writer Nikolai Gogol burned the copies of his magnum opus, started fasting to the point of starvation and died 9 days later in his, bed as his "doctors" tried to treat him using hot showers, leeches and pouring buckets of cold water on him as he was sleeping rbth.com/literature/2014/…
Today I learned of the War of the Bucket - a 1325 battle between forces loyal to the Pope (Bologna) and the Holy Roman Emperor (Modena) . The papal side was routed and the Modenese stole a bucket from a well as a trophy. It still remains in Modena. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
The Great Gama was Undefeated Wrestler in a career spanning more than 52 years & Bruce Lee was an avid follower of of his training routine. His Daily Diet & Training included 10 liters of milk, 5 pounds almond, Six pounds butter, Three buckets fruits, 5k Squats, 3k Pushups. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Senator Strom Thurmond peed in a bucket to remain on the Senate floor to filibuster for more than 24-hours joshblackman.com/blog/201…
Tap water costs around 0.097p a litre – or around 1p for a bucket of water. Bottled water costs on average 500 times more than tap water, the equivalent of paying Β£1,500 for a pint of beer or glass of wine. tapwater.org
Elephants can smell two different closed buckets and know which is more full pnas.org/content/116/25/1…
Charlie Bucket, the main character in Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", according to Dahl's widow, was originally written as "a little black boy". Dahl's agent, who thought a black Charlie would not appeal to readers, insisted that Charlie be white. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Harvard's first black faculty member was a dentist. Dr. George Franklin Grant joined the Dept of mechanical dentistry in 1871. Also an inventor, he patented the wooden golf tee. Previously, golfers carried around buckets of sand, placing their balls on little piles as they went. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Today I learned about the alive and well easter tradition in slovakia for men to get day drunk, throw buckets of water on women, and spank them with willow whips. welcometobratislava.eu/tr…
Before settling with the name Monty Python, the group considered other names such as "Vaseline Review", "The Toad Elevating Moment", and "A Horse, a Spoon and a Bucket". Eric Idle proposed the name Monty, a stereotypically drunk Brit, while Python was chosen simply because it sounded slippery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
During an annual toad migration in Germany, volunteers set up a β€œtoad fence” along the sides of the road to protect the amphibians from getting run over. The animals are trapped in bucket and carried to the other side of the road each day. More than half a million are saved each year. dw.com/en/why-did-the-toa…
Charlie Bucket was "written as 'a little black boy," but the author "agent, thought a black Charlie would not appeal to readers." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
With funds from ALS 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge, scientists found a gene called NEK1 and can now develop gene therapy to treat inherited ALS bbc.com/news/health-36901…
Cops arrested a 99-year-old woman so she could cross it off her bucket list youtube.com/watch?v=snziD…
Today I learned about the Bucket-Wheel Excavators, the Bagger 288 and Bagger 293, used in mobile strip mining, they are the heaviest land vehicles in the world. youtube.com/watch?v=azEvf…
Today I learned that in their eagerness to prove their their theories scientists can make mistakes. Once thought to be a crown, a discovered metal remnant was proven to be part of a bucket. dw.com/en/a-crown-or-a-bu…
The residents of LA threw buckets of urine at Britney Spears when she was filming the music video for 'Overprotected' downtown at 4 a.m hollywood.com/general/bri…
In 2014 the ALS Association received $100.9 million in donations compared to $2.8 million during the same period the year before thanks to the ice bucket challenge. alsa.org/news/media/press…
In 1325 the two cities of Modena and Bologna had a war in which 2000 people died after a man stole a bucket from Bologna. Modena still has the bucket to this day. warhistoryonline.com/feat…
Bulgarians refer to bucket hats as "idiotka", idiot hats en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
The "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" that swept the Internet in 2014 raised $115 million, of which 67% went to research, 20% to patient and community services, and 9% to public and professional education. In addition, the ALS Association has since tripled its annual budget for research. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Drew Carey Offered a $10k Reward for Ice Bucket Challenge Bullying Arrests Where Three Teens Horrendously Taunted, Teased, Humiliated and Took Video of a 15 yr old Student on the Autism Spectrum autismspeaks.org/news/new…
The largest, tallest & heaviest land vehicle in the World is the Bagger 293 Bucket-Wheel Excavator en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag…
Today I learned of Crab Mentality; when a bunch of crabs are in a bucket, they could easily escape by themselves. However, the fellow crabs pull each other down so no one can escape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
Today I learned of the War of the Bucket, fought between the Italian city-states Modena and Bologna in 1325. It was provoked when Modenese soldiers stole the bucket from Bologna, and in the ensuing conflict 2000 people were killed. The bucket remains in Modena to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
The Union Fire Company, sometimes called Benjamin Franklin's Bucket Brigade, was a volunteer fire department formed in Philadelphia in 1736 with the assistance of Benjamin Franklin It was the first firefighting organization in Philadelphia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Up until the 1800's, it was commonly believed that placing dirty underwear in a bucket with wheat grains would "generate" mice. This was called spontaneous generation, the idea that life could be created from nonliving objects. microbiologytext.com/inde…
The only thing left on Bill Gates' bucket list is not to die. huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…
A reporter who wrote stories about a serial killer was actually the serial killer himself - and he later allegedly committed suicide by drowning himself in a bucket of water en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
By following up on an ancient Russian way of keeping milk from going sour β€” by putting a frog in the bucket of milk β€” scientists have identified a wealth of new antibiotic substances. acs.org/content/acs/en/pr…
Today I learned about the War of the Bucket - where 2000 men lost their lives because some Modenese soldiers stole a bucket from the center of a Bolognia and refused to return it when demand was made by the Bolognese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
In the 1300s, some fellows from Modena stole a bucket from Bologna (both in Italy), resulting in a great deal of humiliation for the Bolognese. They declared war, had a battle with around 2,000 casualties (split between both sides), and failed to reclaim the bucket. wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of…
After losing both legs and an arm during a battle, French naval officer Aristide Aubert Du Petit Thouars kept on commanding his ship from a bucket of wheat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari…
The War of the Bucket was started when soldiers from Modena stole a bucket from Bolgna, and that 693 years later, they still haven't given the bucket back. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
The first American spy satellites literally dropped their film from space in a "film bucket" that was then scooped up in midair by a plane. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Peter Ostrum (aka Charlie Bucket in 1971) has never acted in another film other than Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and has a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Before toilet paper use came into play, ancient romans opted for a sponge on the end of a long stick that was shared by everyone in the community. When not in use, that stick stayed in a bucket of heavily salted seawater in the communal bathroom. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
Thomas Edison's best ideas came to him before he fell asleep, so he would hold metal balls over buckets as he fell asleep so that when he dropped them, they would make a loud sound which would wake him up so the idea was fresh. fireballimagery.com/2011/…
George Boole (mathematician credited for the concept of a boolean) developed pneumonia after walking 3 miles in the rain and lecturing in his wet clothes. He died at age 49 after his wife attempted to treat his illness by laying him down in bed and pouring buckets of water on top of him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Elijah Wood once climbed a water bucket sculpture and urinated into it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
There is a long history of US Vice Presidents disliking the job. John Adams called it "the most insignificant office... contrived," FDR's Vice President Garner called it "not worth a bucket of warm piss," and Truman joking Vice Presidents were "about as useful as a cow's fifth teat." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
George Boole, the mathematician and philosopher renowned mostly for his *logic*, died when his wife, in an effort to cure his pneumonia, poured buckets of cold water all over him - believing that "remedies should resemble their cause" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Before starting Wendy's, Dave Thomas worked under Colonel Sanders at KFC and even invented their widely used KFC chicken bucket en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The Dobsonian telescope is commonly called the "light bucket" of telescopes and credited with vastly increasing the size of telescopes available to amateur astronomers explorescientificusa.com/…
In 1325, a war was fought between two Italian city-states that cost ~2,000 lives.... over a wooden bucket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
In 2008 a man struck a deal with prosecutors agreeing to plead guilty to murder in exchange for a bucket of KFC & some Popeyes chicken nypost.com/2008/08/08/fee…
The safety system for the Chicago Pile, the first nuclear reactor, consisted of a man with an ax and a man with a bucket. In the case of a runaway reaction, one would cut a hemp rope attached to a control rod, and the other would throw a bucket of concentrated cadmium nitride over the pile en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
Today I learned of the Steinwinter V8 truck concept, a tractor from 1983 measuring only 1170mm (3ft 10in) tall, that was designed to save fuel and increase transport volume. It's cab was comparable to that of a sports car, being fitted with bucket seats and full digital dashboard thepetrolstop.com/2010/02…
In the days of early steel bridges (like the Forth Bridge 1882) the job of the Rivet Catcher boy was to catch large red or white hot rivets in a leather or wooden bucket with an ash-lined bottom. He placed the rivet into the hole to be riveted, then quickly turned to catch the next rivet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riv…
In ancient Rome, after a person pooped, a communal sponge was used to wipe. The sponge was then rinsed in a bucket of salt water before being used by the next person. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
The actor, who played Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, never starred in another film. Instead, he pursued a career as a veterinarian. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
Ancient romans were a bit more sophisticated than the greeks when it came to butt cleansing: They opted for a sponge on the end of a long stick that was shared by everyone in the community. When not in use, that stick stayed in a bucket of heavily salted seawater in the communal bathroom mentalfloss.com/article/4…
Joey from Nickelback's "Photograph" had a champagne bucket on his head. cbc.ca/radio/q/blog/the-t…
"in Victorian London the streets were . . . littered with . . . 'brown gold'. In the 19th century, dog droppings had commercial value." They were used to soften raw leather. "Pure-finders haunted the streets where populations of stray dogs lived" and "collected their 'booty' in a handled bucket" vettimes.co.uk/app/upload…
Potoooooooo was a racehorse born in 1773 known for having 34 victories over 7 years. The horse got it's name when the stable boy wrote potatoes on it's feed bucket as "pot" with 8 O's. Eventually, it was shortened to just pot8os, possibly being the first case of 1337 speak in history. horsenation.com/2014/11/1…
A war was once fought over a bucket. 2,000 people died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
A DNA test where you poop in a bucket has been shown to accurately find colorectal cancer 92% of the time. This was developed as a potential alternative to screening colonoscopies. fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsro…
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised the same amount of money that Floyd Mayweather made from fighting Manny Pacquiao. alsa.org/news/archive/imp…
During peak production of the Hoover Dam, concrete buckets were delivered every 78 seconds. It's base required 230 blocks of concrete, each block five feet in height. It's concrete would have cured in 125 years by conventional or natural methods. delzottoproducts.com/2017…
Ma Yu Ching's Bucket Chicken House in Kaifeng, China is considered the world's oldest operating restaurant, first opening in 1153 AD during the Jing Dynasty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_…
In 1325 two Italian city-states broke into war over a stolen bucket. The "war of the bucket" would claim over two thousand lives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
In 1325 two Italian city states fought over a bucket. As a result over 2000 men lost their lives bodahub.com/1325-italy-wa…
In 2011 an artist placed 4 frat boys in a plexi box with 30 cases of beer, a bucket, and a Sharpie guestofaguest.com/los-ang…
Oil-Dri was, a product invented for cleaning up oil spills on the garage floor it was not until a cat pissed in a bucket of Oil-Dri that they realized another use for it, cat litter. That is how Cat’s Pride became the first cat litter. encyclopedia.com/topic/Oi…
During the recording of vocals for "November Rain", Axl Rose insisted on being left by himself with a bucket to shit in until he completed it. Producer Bill Price came back to the studio eight days later and found Axl asleep with the studio covered in shit and empty pizza boxes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nov…
The Ice Bucket Challenge helped find a gene linked to the disease. nydailynews.com/news/nati…
Eating a KFC bargain bucket on Christmas day is a widely practiced custom in Japan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KFC…
During a power outage in New York City in 2012, a team of people which included Squarespace CEO Anthony Casalena formed a bucket brigade to carry diesel fuel up 17 flights of stairs to power a generator keeping a data center online. squarespace.com/press/pc-…
There was once a war over a wooden bucket militaryhistorynow.com/20…
The first use of "Nickelodeon green slime" was actually green mold growing atop a bucket of "cafeteria slop," dumped on a kid during an episode of "You Can't Do That on Television." splitsider.com/2012/03/so…
Before refrigeration, an old Russian practice was to drop a frog into a bucket of milk to keep the milk from spoiling. discovermagazine.com/2014…
Dave Thomas worked closely with Col. Harland Sanders to make KFC more profitable and to increase brand recognition, even having the idea for the crispy bucket. He eventually sold his shares and founded Wendy's. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
At least one person died as a result of the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar…
2 kids were traumatised after finding 600 human brains in buckets in a lock up garage. thefreelibrary.com/2+KIDS…
Guitarist Buckethead auditioned for Ozzy Osbourne's solo band but never joined because Ozzy didn't want him wearing his bucket. blabbermouth.net/news/ozz…
There is a Chinese delicacy, tong zi dan (also known as virgin boy egg), that is an egg boiled in the urine of prepubescent boys preferably under the age of 10. The urine is collected from school toilets or boys urinate directly into collection buckets set out by vendors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vir…
The song 'Crabbuckit' by k-os refers to 'crab in the bucket syndrome', in which a group of crabs in a bucket will pull down any crab trying to escape thus ensuring their collective demise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
The War of the Bucket began when the city state of Modena raided Bologna and stole a large wooden bucket and lasted for 12 years, with the bucket being kept by Modena en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
Last summer, Corey Griffin the cofounder of the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" drowned. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Eating KFC is a Christmas tradition in Japan and that people have to order their buckets two months in advance. ft.com/cms/s/0/bb2dafc6-0…

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