Captain America #1, with its iconic cover of Cap punching Hitler, came out a year before the US entered WWII. At the time most people did not support war with Germany, so Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, both Jews, received death threats. However, the Mayor of New York was a fan and pledged protection. cbr.com/the-history-behin…
The name of mid-90s fad, "Pogs" was actually an acronym for Passion/Orange/Guava, which was the type of juice that kids used the caps of when it was first invented in Hawaii youtube.com/watch?v=eBF4K…
Coca-Cola once held a promotion in Canada. They randomly printed an English word and a French Word inside bottle caps to one of their products. They wound up apologizing to a family because their bottle cap said, "YOU RETARD" on it. In French, the word 'retard' means 'late'. ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/…
Coca-Cola makes a special Coke for Jews during Passover, which has a yellow cap, and does not have high fructose corn syrup. insider.com/why-do-coke-b…
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 1978, the Supreme Court ruled that credit card companies did not have to abide by state interest rate caps. It allowed them to relocate to states without rate caps and issue credit cards across the nation with whatever rate they wanted. creditcards.com/credit-ca…
Today I learned of hacking phone lines via whistling. Captain Crunch aka Thomas Draper used a toy whistle packaged in boxes of Cap'n Crunch cereal to hack telephone lines ("phreaking") to get free calls. The blind pioneer of phreaking, Joybubbles, could even produce this 2600hz sound by whistling with his mouth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/260…
Robert Downey Jr. gave Chris Evans a custom-designed "Steve Rogers" car with the Cap shield emblazoned on the steering wheel menshealth.com/entertainm…
The pen caps have holes in them to prevent suffocation, in case they were swallowed. As roughly 100 people die in the US each year from choking on pen lids independent.co.uk/life-st…
There is a type of mushroom called the Candy Cap which, when dried, tastes strongly of maple syrup. bayareamushrooms.org/mush…
Today I learned about a vigilante from the 1970s who called himself captain sticky. He was a peanut butter and jelly themed crime fighter who had a car that squirted PB&J from the front that he would use to stop kids from stealing hub caps and making graffiti. He later started targeting shady businesses. nightflight.com/meet-capt…
The Tragically Hip song, "Fifty Mission Cap" is credited with single handedly reviving the memory of Toronto Maple Leaf's Defenceman Bill Barilko and is so important to the team that they have a copy of hand written lyrics in the player's lounge and use the song at nearly every home game. cbc.ca/news/canada/toront…
Psilocybin, the active compound in psychedelic mushrooms, is found only in the mushroom’s cap and stem and not in its spores. Since most drug laws prohibit psilocybin rather than the mushroom itself, this loophole makes the sale and possession of the spores legal in many countries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psi…
Mario was given his cap in his first appearance in Donkey Kong because of the limited advances in video game graphics when the game was made. A red cap was added because programmers found it difficult to create the hair movement that would occur when the character jumped. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Zoologist Francis Buckland kept the remains of a cat under his bed at Winchester College, dug up and ate a dead panther from a zoo (declaring the meat "not very good"), and took his pet bear Tigleth Pileser to a meeting at Oxford University dressed in a cap and gown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Bottle caps are used to stop life-threatening bleeds for dialysis patients kidneycareuk.org/about-ki…
Because of the availability of soda fountains in the Eastern US when soft drinks became popular, Easterners referred to the drink as soda. As the midwest did not yet have them, the drink was called pop because of the sound a cork or cap makes when being removed from a bottle. owlcation.com/humanities/…
Steph Curry and Tony Romo are ranked #2076 in the OWGR (Official World Golf Ranking) that ranks the top professional golfers in the world and has a cap of 2076 owgr.com/ranking?pageNo=1…
Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch contact.pepsico.com/capnc…
Melanin forms a protective cap over the nucleus to protect against DNA damage. sciencedirect.com/science…
Today I learned of Oleg Gordievsky, a KGB/MI6 double agent. If he required MI6 rescue, he was to stand on a street corner in Moscow at 730pm on a Tuesday holding a safeway bag, wearing a grey cap. MI6 would acknowledge by walking past him eating a chocolate bar. MI6 monitored this street corner for 10 years. theguardian.com/books/201…
In 1794, the world's tallest structure, the Strasbourg Cathedral spire, was saved by a hat. Revolutionaries wanted to tear down the spire, as it stood against equality. The citizens of Strasbourg crowned it with a giant tin Phrygian cap, a symbol of liberty commonly worn by revolutionaries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
In 1990 when the Chicago White Sox changed their Logo and Hip Hop artists started wearing it, New Era cap company had to stop production of all other team caps and just make White Sox caps to meet the demand. wbez.org/shows/curious-ci…
In 1956, the Soviet Union proposed to the US a joint bi-national project to warm the Arctic Ocean and melt some of the ice cap, by building a 90-kilometer-wide (56 mi) dam across the Bering Strait wikipedia.org/wiki/Bering…
The cap of the Washington Monument contains 100 ounces of pure aluminum. Aluminum was one of the rarest and most valuable metals in the world – more valuable than silver – when the building was constructed in the 1850s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
Ravens can solve puzzles that require a flexible planning ability previously documented only in people and great apes. They learned to pass up a small food reward in favor of a tool they used to get a much better reward and barter with bottle caps, concepts a toddler would struggle to understand cbc.ca/news/canada/north/…
Today I learned Cap'n Crunch's real name is Captain Horatio Magellan crunch mentalfloss.com/article/2…
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Cap's list of things to learn about varies based on the regional release. In Australia, it includes Steve Irwin, in South Korea, it has Dance Dance Revolution, etc. yahoo.com/entertainment/b…
Pespi once ran a promo in the Philippines such that bottle caps with the number "349" printed underneath would win ~$37,000. Unfortunately, a computer glitch printed 800,000 bottle caps with "349" mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Phrygian cap, a soft conical cap with the apex bent over, is an ancient and modern symbol of liberty associated with Ancient Rome, Revolutionary France, and the United States. The hat is worn by many national personifications and is on the Seal of the U.S. Senate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phr…
Thirteenth-century philosopher John Duns Scotus believed that a pointed cap would help spread knowledge from the tip to the brain, and his β€œDunsmen” followers wore them as a badge of honor. atlasobscura.com/articles…
More than two decades before his house arrest for his sympathetic treatment of the Tiananmen Square protestors, former CCP General Secretary Zhao Ziyang was removed from his official positions and paraded through Guangzhou in a dunce cap. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zha…
Studio Ghibli caps their merchandise income at 10 billion yen, in fear that any more commercialization would make their characters 'die instantly' animenewsnetwork.com/inte…
Many of the "Real Facts" printed inside Snapple bottle caps are outdated, incomplete, inaccurate or just plain false. theatlantic.com/technolog…
The percussion cap was invented by a Scottish reverend whose guns were too slow for goose and wild game hunting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
There are ice caps, crusts is water ice, and water crystals that can be found in many places in our own solar system on planets, moons, comets and in the rings of giant planets like Saturn. spaceplace.nasa.gov/ice-o…
The cover of Captain America's first issue showed Cap punching Hitler. Some readers took objection, and the publishers received threats and hate mail. The threats proved so serious that police protection was posted with Mayor La Guardia personally contacting Simon and Kirby to give his support. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Cap'n Crunch is actually a Commander, not a Captain. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Corporal Jackie the baboon, a mascot of the South African army. He was given an official style uniform with a cap, a ration set, and his own pay book and would salute to superior officers and light soldiers' cigarettes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
When billionaire Steve Fossett went missing during a solo plane flight where it was ultimately discovered he perished, the CAP, National Guard, and thousand of AMT volunteers found many other plane crash sites lost to time. Most (at the time) were not investigated further. sfgate.com/news/article/S…
, Rollie Free set the American motorcycle land speed record in 1948 on the Bonneville Salt Flats while lying prone on the motorcycle's rear fender wearing a bathing suit, sneakers, and a shower cap (yes, there is a pic). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
The main beat from β€œAll Caps” by MF DOOM is a sample from the 1967 crime drama β€œIronside” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
The Belly Button Biodiversity Project. Scientists examined the genetic makeup of the bacterial found in the bellybuttons of 60 volunteers. One individual, who hadn't washed in several years, hosted 2 species of extremophile bacteria that typically thrive in ice caps and thermal vents. news.nationalgeographic.c…
The original script of "Gone Girl" called for Ben Affleck's character to wear a Yankees cap in one scene. Affleck refused to do so even in character being a die hard Red Sox fan and this halted production for 4 days. rollingstone.com/movies/m…
Coca Cola randomly printed an English word and French word inside Vitamin Water bottle caps. They had to apologise to a family because their bottle of Vitamin Water said 'YOU RETARD' inside it. huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09…
The Canadian National Railway is Canada's largest railway with 32,831 KM of track and a market cap of $90 billion. Bill Gates is the largest single shareholder of CN stock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Square academic caps are called mortarboards, because it looks similar to the mortarboard used by brickmasons to hold mortar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squ…
Julian Huxley proposed nuking the arctic to melt the ice caps, open up shipping lanes, and warm the climate. weathermodificationhistor…
In 2013, Coca-Cola cancelled a promotion that paired randomly generated English and French words inside their caps until a lady received one that said "You Retard" huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09…
Wesley Autrey, a man who saved a student’s life after they had a seizure and fell onto the tracks at a station. A train was approaching. Westley leapt onto the tracks and threw himself over the student. All but two cars still passed over them, close enough to leave grease on Westley’s cap. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
One of the earliest "bust a cap" references is from the Texas Ranger who killed Bonnie and Clyde in 1934. "I hate to bust the cap on a woman, especially when she was sitting down, however if it wouldn't have been her, it would have been us." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
The long pointy tip on clichΓ© old style night caps is for keeping you warm in winter nights, by wrapping it around your neck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nig…
The most expensive writing pen ever sold was the $8 million Fulgor Nocturnus by Tibaldi. The one-of-a-kind fountain pen is based on the Divine Proportion of Phi, and the ratio between the cap and the barrel equals exactly 1.618. The luxurious pen also features 945 black diamonds and 123 rubies. supermoney.com/25-most-ex…
Richard Nixon once called in staff to help him open an allergy-pill bottle. It was the childproof type of bottle, with instructions saying β€œPress down while turning.” The cap had teeth marks on it where Nixon had apparently tried to gnaw it open knoxviews.com/richard-nix…
The genus Amanita contains about 600 species of mushrooms and is responsible for approximately 95% of the fatalities resulting from mushroom poisoning, with the 'death cap' accounting for about 50% on its own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama…
Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch today.com/today/amp/tdna1…
Babies are born without proper knee caps. Instead they have cartilage on their knees that eventually hardens into bone. The lack of boney knee caps makes them more flexible during birth and while learning to crawl and walk. health.howstuffworks.com/…
While sliding down the pole in "Jailhouse Rock", Elvis lost the cap off of a tooth. It was discovered that he had aspirated the cap and that it had lodged in his lung. It was successfully removed by a surgeon, who parted his vocal cords to retrieve it movies.elvispresley.com.a…
Cap'n Crunch's full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
In 2005, bottle caps were used as a form of 'currency' in Cameroon. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
It takes a 8 to 10 inch reflector telescope to reveal polar ice caps and some dark surface features on Mars. This aperture is also large enough to show Jupiter's cloud bands and the Great Red Spot science.howstuffworks.com…
: Author HG Wells pretty much created the template for the modern day disaster movie with his 1897 short story "The Star". It tells of the Earths near miss with a meteor who's gravitational pull causes earthquakes, tidal waves, and the melting of the ice caps. Millions are killed. bl.uk/romantics-and-victo…
In the cretaceous there were no ice caps at all. There was no place on earth with temperatures averaging under freezing. There were NO HUMANS to live in the sub tropics of New York or ohio. youtu.be/Yze1YAz_LYM
When Mars reaches opposition in 2020, a 10 inch telescope can show up to two dozen dark markings (areas of darker sand and rocks on the planet’s surface) as well as its ice caps. If timed correctly, its outer moon Deimos is easy to view, while Phobos can be spotted on rare occasions telescopicwatch.com/orion…
The man who originally came up with password practices (changing every 90 days, using caps/special characters) recanted most of his advice in 2017 theverge.com/2017/8/7/161…
Cap’n Crunch once gave a free prize whistle that blew a 2600 Hz tone - so if you dialed a long distance phone number and blew the whistle, it gave you free long distance calls. culinarylore.com/food-his…
That, by law in Rhode Island, jonnycakes must be made from Rhode Island-grown and -ground white cap flint corn. Those made from any other kind of corn can only be called johnnycakes, with an "h." nytimes.com/1993/04/18/tr…
Porsche has an oddly "specific official" way of aligning the center cap on their wheels on all their cars. jalopnik.com/porsche-has-…
In Wisconsin in 1907 a mother spanked her child who had a dynamite cap in his back pocket. He was fatally injured in the explosion, which tore off 2 of her fingers. newspapers.lib.utah.edu/d…
After four years of eating Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries, a woman sued the distributor of Cap'n Crunch because she discovered that she was eating brightly-colored cereal balls, and that "Crunchberries" aren't a real fruit like she had thought. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Tennessee Williams, the American playwright, died after accidentally choking on a plastic bottle cap which he was using to ingest barbiturates. Reports at the time of his death indicated he had died applying eye drops while holding the cap in his teeth, but this was corrected 6 months later. archive.nytimes.com/www.n…
The β€œIce Cap Zone” theme from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 closely resembles β€œHard Times”, an unreleased song by new wave group The Jetzons, whose keyboardist Brad Buxer also composed music for the game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Pennsylvania’s Seal has a reverse side, which depicts Liberty holding a wand topped by a liberty cap. In her right hand is a drawn sword. She is β€œtrampling upon tyrrany, represented by a lion.” The entire design is encircled by the legend "Both Can't Survive.” libwww.freelibrary.org/di…
King of Netherlands, Willem-Alexander served as a first officer on KLM flights for 21 years, even after his ascension to the throne. He was rarely recognized while in the KLM uniform and wearing the KLM cap. news.sky.com/story/dutch-…
Pogs got their name from being under the caps of Passion Orange Guava juice and that the rarest/most valuable pogs were the No Fear prints. complex.com/style/the-rar…
In 2005 beer bottle caps were used as currency in parts of Cameroon, do to a promotion frenzy by rival breweries. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/afric…
Two window-washers and a health food store owner founded Unadulterated Food Products in 1972. After creating a batch of apple juice that accidentally fermented in the bottle and caused the caps to snap off, they began calling the drink Snapple which later became the company name. nytimes.com/2013/05/23/bu…
Today I learned that Foolscap folio paper was named after the "fools cap and bells" watermark commonly used from the fifteenth century onward's on paper of folio dimensions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
The oft-cited study that $75k is the cap on money being able to buy happiness almost always leaves out that life satisfaction continues to increase along with the more money you make. consumer.healthday.com/pu…
Chinese tourism to North Korea has reached record highs. At peak times 2,000 people a day had been arriving in Pyongyang, so North Korean authorities had themselves set a 1,000-a-day cap thejakartapost.com/travel…
The button on top of a baseball cap is called a squatchee. uni-watch.com/2015/11/18/…
The 'macaroni' in Yankee Doodle Dandy means a highly fashionable man. The song was meant to mock Americans- it is laughing at the idea of simply putting a feather in a normal cap and thinking you were now somehow highly fashionable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yan…
In 1993 Pepsi ran a contest in the Philippines in which it promised 1 million pesos, roughly $40,000, to the person who found the number 349 inside his bottle cap. Pepsi went on to mistakenly print 800,000 winning caps, leading to outrage and death threats to Pepsi executives. articles.latimes.com/1993…
We are still living in an ice age called Quatermary that began 2.6 million years ago and will be over when both the antarctic and arctic ice caps will have melted thespectrum.com/story/opi…
Cap'n Crunch cereal was one of the first to use an oil coating for flavor delivery en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
In 2009 an office worker was fired for writing emails in ALL CAPS telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
There is a $44,000 salary cap for doormen in NYC nypost.com/2013/12/24/how…
Contrary to popular belief and legend, Daniel Boone not only never wore a coonskin cap, he detested them. He preferred a felt cap instead. boonesociety.com/pages/da…
The design of nurse’s caps varied, signifying level of education, seniority, experience, and even which school the nurse had graduated from. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nur…
South Koreans don't simply open a bottle of Soju and drink. There is a ritual to shake the bottle vigorously until a β€œmini-whirlpool” is created and then hit the bottle’s base against one’s elbow, open the cap, and then hit the neck of the bottle with fingers spread nextshark.com/how-to-drin…
That most places in the US don't actually accept bottle caps because they are made of different plastic than the bottles. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The real life Peaky Blinders did not sew razor blades into their caps as they do in the television show birminghammail.co.uk/what…
The majority of the United States still have data caps on their internet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
Spanish footballer Diego Costa was actually born and raised in Brazil, even earning 2 caps for Brazil, until he switched allegiance to Spain after being granted citizenship in 2013. This led him to be branded a traitor and declared "persona non grata" at the Brazil national team. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die…
A 5th grade teacher decided to introduce her students to a game from her childhood as a nonviolent to traditional schoolyard games. The game, named POG by the students after the juice caps used to play them, quickly spread from that one class to the rest of the state and then the country. articles.latimes.com/1993…
During WW1, the German ship Cap Trafalgar was disguised as the British ship the RMS Carmania. On Sep. 14, 1914 in the South Atlantic Ocean, the Trafalgar was sunk by the real Carmanian, in the world’s first battle between ocean liners. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS…
There is a remaining glacier within Africa; the remnant of an ice cap on Kilimanjaro en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fur…
Eazy-E, former rapper and N.W.A member was not buried in a suit and tie, but instead a flannel shirt, jeans and a Compton cap, reminiscent of what he wore en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eaz…

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