After high school senior Allison Closs dressed up a cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito to go with her to prom, DeVito returned the favor by bringing a cardboard cutout of Closs to the set of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. independent.co.uk/life-st…
Dewey was considered such a sure bet to win the 1948 election that NBC News constructed a large cardboard model of the White House containing two elephants that would pop out when NBC announced Dewey's victory; since Truman's defeat was considered certain, no donkeys were placed in the model. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
Today I learned about Czech photographer Miroslav Tichy who constructed his own cameras from cardboard, tin cans and other crude stuff and was shooting most of his subject unaware and now he is famous for his purposely bad photos en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir…
Manny Pacquiao ran away from home and lived in a cardboard box after his drunk father ate his dog. independent.co.uk/sport/g…
Thanks in large part to the global pandemic and the parabolic rise of home delivery services cardboard theft is now a multi-million dollar industry bbc.com/news/business-537…
In 2016 a company crowdfunded a fake video game console. The company used tape and cardboard with an Atari Jaguar shell and an SNES motherboard to show it off at a trade show. After confronted they were unable to produce a working prototype and canceled the console. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The demand for Star Wars merchandise was so unexpected that none of the action figures were ready for Xmas 1977, forcing the manufacturer to instead release an empty cardboard box as a display diorama for the upcoming toys. The boxes now sell for $4,000 to $8,000 each on the collector's market. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Tokyo Olympics 2020 bed manufacturer has reassured athletes that the recycled cardboard beds won’t collapse during sex. The Airweave bed manufacturer said the bed frames will be able to hold up to 440 lbs loads & guarantee structural integrity with no more than 2 athletes in one bed. independent.co.uk/sport/o…
Richard Hammond's nickname "Hamster" was reinforced when he ate cardboard three times in just one series of Top Gear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Frank McNamara, co-founder of Diners Club International, forgot his wallet while dining out one day and, to avoid such embarrassments in the future, came up with a cardboard charge card with which he paid for a meal at the same restaurant in 1950, paving the way for modern-day credit cards. dinersclubus.com/home/abo…
So prevalent is the empty cardboard box's reputation as a plaything that in 2005 a cardboard box was added to the National Toy Hall of Fame. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Looking at the sky through a cardboard paper towel tube and through a standard drinking straw is about the same as the difference in the amount of sky seen in ordinary binoculars and a small telescope. Binoculars in astronomy are used for their wider field of view skynews.ca/choosing-binoc…
The cardboard sleeve on takeout coffee cups is called a zarf. spudart.org/blog/zarf-cof…
When Dutch biking company VanMoof began shipping their bikes to the USA a lot of them were arriving to their new customers damaged, so they decide to put an image of an expensive, flat-screen television on the cardboard boxes. vanmoof.com/blog/tv-bike-…
Grape-kun, a Humboldt penguin that lived in a zoo in Japan, grew so attached to a cardboard cutout of an anime girl that he lived with it as his 'waifu' till his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
In 2006, the Mythbusters tested the myth that cardboard used in cereal boxes are healthier than the sugary cereal itself. Two groups of mice were given either item and the box group ended up eating each other while both Mythbusters made remarks about it. The myth was promptly never shown on TV. lostmediawiki.com/Mythbus…
A Taiwanese school principal resigned after his students held a mock Nazi rally with a cardboard tank as part of their Christmas parade. bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia…
, the proper name for a cardboard coffee sleeve is a "zarf". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zar…
The title "Handle with Care" by the Traveling Wilburys was taken from a sticker on the side of a cardboard box in the studio while they were writing the song. youtu.be/GEO-chM5h48?t=24…
Nanocardboard is made out of an aluminum oxide film with a thickness of tens of nanometers. Its sandwich structure, similar to that of corrugated cardboard, makes it more than 10,000x as stiff as a solid plate of the same mass. Shining a light on a piece of nanocardboard allows it to levitate. phys.org/news/2018-11-ult…
In 2018, a group of Russians dressed up as a cardboard bus in order to cross a vehicle only bridge in Vladivostok. They were walking through live traffic, when they were spotted and quickly pulled over by security. globalnews.ca/news/465928…
The geographic center of the contiguous United States was first calculated by balancing a cardboard cutout of the US on a point. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
In 1799, the Italian scientist Alessandro Volta fashioned an arm-long stack of zinc and copper discs, separated by salt-soaked cardboard. This β€œvoltaic pile” was the world’s first synthetic battery, but Volta based its design on something far olderβ€”the body of the electric eel. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Watching paint dry is an actual job. Keith Jackson, an Englishman, has been watching paint dry for over 30 years (as of 2006). He works for an industrial paint manufacturer and measures how long it takes paint to dry by putting it on a piece of cardboard and timing it with a stopwatch. standard.co.uk/news/the-m…
In 2008, a German prisoner escaped prison by hiding in a cardboard box. He was making stationery for commercial sale with other prisoners, and simply climbed into the box at the end of his shift, and was taken away by express courier. The box was 150cm by 120cm. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
A cardboard box can be used in baking. anything can be baked below 450Β°f and companies like cold stone send out their brownies baked in a cardboard box! cardboardhelp.com/can-you…
In 1918, the geographic center of the United States was determined by balancing a cardboard cutout shape of the US on a point. It was accurate to within 20 miles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
In 2005 a cardboard box was added to the US National Toy Hall of Fame : "Inside a big cardboard box, a child is transported to a world of his or her own, one where anything is possible." toyhalloffame.org/toys/ca…
Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. The government offer expectant mothers a maternity starter kit or a cash grant. 95% opt for the kit which includes a cardboard box that doubles as a crib. It has helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates. bbc.com/news/magazine-227…
Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, two wealthy extremely entrepreneurs, sent each other gag Christmas gifts. Rockefeller sent Carnegie a cardboard vest to make fun of his poor childhood. In return Carnegie sent a fine whiskey to Rockefeller, a devout baptist who had given up drinking. history.co.uk/biographies…
A man successfully escaped a high security prison using only a cardboard box escapistmagazine.com/news…
Today I learned of Grape-kun, a penguin in a Japanese zoo who fell in love with a cardboard cutout of an anime character placed in his enclosure. The two would have to be separated so that the penguin would eat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
The very first episode of Cops starts off with an El Camino that has a homemade cardboard box stuffed with police officers. youtube.com/watch?v=98Kss…
We don't know why cats love cardboard boxes, but one explanation is: "Cats do not appear to develop conflict resolution strategies to the extent that more gregarious species do, so they may attempt to circumvent agonistic encounters by avoiding others or decreasing their activity." assets.cambridge.org/9781…
Pink Floyd boycotted the press release of The Dark Side of the Moon, as it presented the stereophonic version of the album, not the then-not-ready quadraphonic one. Instead of the real musicians, guests were presented with life-sized cardboard cut-outs of the band. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
That, as an experiment, Mass. transit police placed cardboard-cutout cops near two bike racks in Cambridge. Bike theft dropped 67% in a month. metro.us/boston/news/2013…
"Cartoon" originally referred to renderings of upcoming murals for Britain's Houses of Parliament, sketched for the public on large pieces of cardboard, or "cartone" in Italian. The term was then jokingly used by Punch magazine to refer to its own political drawings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun…
During World War II, the US disguised aircraft factories as farms using camouflage tarps and cardboard cars and building props designed by MGM and Disney Studios amusingplanet.com/2010/12…
In Australia there is an annual event building highly detailed suits of armor, weapons, vehicles and animals out of cardboard. They then have a massive battle destroying everything. They call it Boxwars. odditycentral.com/events/…
A man escaped from a German prison by hiding in a cardboard box, which was then taken outside of the prison by courier news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europ…
IBM researchers made the first prototype of a credit card using magnetic tape and cardboard. That prototype sold at auction for over $20,000. gizmodo.com/5965317/this-…
A Wells Fargo employee was fired after it came to light he attempted to use a cardboard dime in a washing machine fify years ago. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
In 2005 the simple cardboard box was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Diners Club was the first independent credit card company. Cofounder Frank McNamara had the idea in 1949 after dining with clients and realizing he had forgotten his wallet. He later returned to the restaurant and paid with a cardboard charge card and a signature. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Din…
In order to save 140 tonnes of carbon annually in reduced transportation, British supermarket Sainsbury's shrunk the inner cardboard tube of all their toilet rolls by 11mm. theguardian.com/environme…
Forgotten smallpox vials were found in a cardboard box in Maryland in 2014, over 30 years after its eradication theguardian.com/science/2…
"Cardboard Box" was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2005 toyhalloffame.org/toys/ca…
Cats love sitting in cardboard boxes and on paper because it helps keep them warm and regular their body temperature. independent.co.uk/news/sc…

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