Before opening his first Wendy's restaurant, Dave Thomas worked for KFC. He is credited with inventing the famous red & white KFC bucket, and advising Col. Sanders to appear in his own commercials. mashed.com/172378/secrets…
Until 1885, vodka in Russia was usually only sold in buckets of 12.3 litres (13 quarts) macalester.edu/russian/ab…
Dogs drink water by curling their tongue backwards and not forward, so it's like they're scooping it up with a self-made bucket youtube.com/watch?v=30X5s…
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…
Emperor Nero invented the ice bucket to chill wines instead of adding ice to wine to make it cold as it would dilute it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
From 1963 to 1986, images from reconnaissance satellites were recorded on film. To get the film back to earth, it was dropped from the orbiting satellite in a bucket, and the bucket had to be caught in mid-air by planes. youtu.be/Sdsn4snbzjo
In 2015, KFC ran a promotional bucket campaign called the "Memory Bucket". This bucket could receive pictures from bluetooth and print out pictures of you and your friends eating their chicken. This was to celebrate the 60th anniversary of KFC in Canada. cnet.com/videos/kfc-memor…
Today I learned of the Flower Pot Technique, where rats are kept in a bucket full of water on top of a flower pot for sleep deprivation studies. If they fall into REM sleep, they fall off the pot and into the water. In order to avoid drowning, they must climb back up every time they re-enter REM sleep. biorxiv.org/content/10.11…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The White House placed buckets of wet sand around during WW1 as an early fire extinguisher library.whitehousehistory…
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…
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…
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 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…
, 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
, 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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/…
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…
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…
Senator Strom Thurmond peed in a bucket to remain on the Senate floor to filibuster for more than 24-hours joshblackman.com/blog/201…
Elephants can smell two different closed buckets and know which is more full pnas.org/content/116/25/1…
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…
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…
Cops arrested a 99-year-old woman so she could cross it off her bucket list youtube.com/watch?v=snziD…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Bulgarians refer to bucket hats as "idiotka", idiot hats en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
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…
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 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…
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…
The only thing left on Bill Gates' bucket list is not to die. huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…

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