Anatomically dogs have two arms and two legs - not four legs; the front legs (arms) have wrist joints and are connected to the skeleton by muscle and the back legs have hip joints and knee caps. c-ville.com/arm-leg-basic…
In 1996 the Argentine branch of Coca Cola announced they would give away free tickets to a Ramones concert in exchange for ten bottle caps. Massively underestimating the band’s appeal in Argentina, Coca Cola didn’t have enough tickets available, resulting in riots and looting thebubble.com/the-ramones…
The name of "Germany" in the Navajo language means "Metal Cap-wearer Land", referencing the distinctive wartime steel helmets. In Plains Cree, it is "Among the Steel Helmets", and in Lakota, it is "Bad Speaker Land". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam…
The Pogs game existed before Pogs. It was played with milk caps. The name, "Pogs" comes from a Hawaii-based juice company called Pog; though they're products don't use the milk caps used for the game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
The Curse of the Bambino refers to the championship drought of the Boston Red Sox from 1918-2004 which stemmed from the sale of Babe Ruth to the NY Yankees in 1920. Attempts to break the "curse" included placing a Red Sox cap on the top of Mt Everest and burning a Yankees cap at base camp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cur…
Today I learned about Fiona Oakes, a multiple world record holding vegan marathon and ultra-marathon runner who runs despite missing a knee cap which she lost to a tumor when she was 17. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fio…
In 2019, a nurse set the record for the fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform, but was originally rejected by Guinness World Records, because she was wearing scrubs and pants, and not a blue and white dress, apron, and a nurse's cap. After backlash, they backed down and accepted her record edition.cnn.com/2019/05/0…
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 history of "sticky caps" (alternating upper and lower case in words to convey a mocking, sarcastic, disdainful tone) can be traced back to the 1970s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt…
Pen Caps have holes in them so that you won't suffocate if you swallow one mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Jim Carrey's chipped tooth in "Dumb and Dumber" is real - he chipped it in a fight during grade school, and simply removed the cap for his role in the movie ew.com/article/1995/02/03…
The β€œn” in 7-ELEVEn is lowercase because the President’s wife thought the all-caps was too harsh and, with a lowercase letter, the logo looked more graceful. rd.com/article/7-eleven-l…
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…
In 1962, scientists discovered a limit to how many times human cells divide before they become exhausted. They also figured out that telomeres, which cap the ends of chromosomes and prevent them from fraying, shorten each time a cell divides. When they get short enough, a cell stops dividing. slate.com/technology/2020…
An β€œugly stick” is a traditional Newfoundland musical instrument fashioned out of household and tool shed items, typically a mop handle with bottle caps, tin cans, small bells and other noise makers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugl…
"pog" was a copyrighted word for a type of fruit juice made by the POG company, and the caps used from the juice were used to play a 1990s game called "Milk Caps" also called "Pogs" firstwefeast.com/drink/20…
Coca-cola prepares kosher soda for passover. Said soda is marked by a yellow cap. time.com/3769657/coke-pas…
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…
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…
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/…
For Soviets, landing on Venus was not hardest problem they had to overcome. It was the lens cap. Venera 9-12 had problems with the lens caps not coming off, while Venera 14's lens cap landed right under a sensor, resulting in it testing the properties of the lens cap instead of the soil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
During WWI the German civilian ship CAP TRAFALGAR was armed and tasked with sinking British merchant ships, disguised as the the british RMS CARMANIA. The first vessel the CAP TRAFALGAR ran into was the real RMS CARMANIA which sank it's counterfeit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS…
In 1571, parliament passed a law requiring all men, except noblemen, to wear wool caps on Sundays and holidays or be fined. This was to protect the wool trade. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
The Dunce Cap was invented by Duns Scotus during the 13th century and was originally worn by the intelligent. Scotus believed that in some metaphysical way, the shape of the cap could act as a funnel for knowledge from the tip to the brain. slate.com/human-interest/…
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…
Many of the "Real Facts" printed inside Snapple bottle caps are outdated, incomplete, inaccurate or just plain false. theatlantic.com/technolog…
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/…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
In May this year, the market cap (total value of shares) of Zoom Video Communications became worth more than the market cap of world’s 7 biggest airlines combined (American, United, Delta, Southwest, Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, IAG - British Airways & Iberia) techstartups.com/2020/05/…
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…
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…
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…
The jack-o'-lantern mushroom which sprouts in the midwestern and Eastern United States around Halloween, has bright orange caps, and glows in the dark blogs.illinois.edu/view/7…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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 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…
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 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…
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…
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…
Bottle caps are used to stop life-threatening bleeds for dialysis patients kidneycareuk.org/about-ki…
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…

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