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…
Around 80% off all products sold in United States and the EU are packaged in cardboard. cardboardbalers.org/cost-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
A "Gaylord" is large, single-use shipping container made of corrugated material, like cardboard. The term "Gaylord" comes from the Old French word "Gaillard" which meant joyful, and then, became a family name. The Gaylord Company was created eventually, creating Gaylords to save money. blog.containerexchanger.c…
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-…
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…
, the proper name for a cardboard coffee sleeve is a "zarf". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zar…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
"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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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-…
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…
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…
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…
Forgotten smallpox vials were found in a cardboard box in Maryland in 2014, over 30 years after its eradication theguardian.com/science/2…
The cardboard sleeve on Starbucks cups is called a Zarf en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
The cardboard box was inducted into the "National Toy Hall of Fame" in 2005.... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
A large cardboard box used for bulk shipping is called a Gaylord airseacontainers.com/blog…
"Cardboard Box" was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2005 toyhalloffame.org/toys/ca…
Pizza boxes, or any cardboard or paper with grease soaked into it, aren't usually recycled. earth911.com/news/2009/03…
Lightbulbs were originally made with cardboard paper or bamboo as filament. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inc…
Miroslav TichΓ½, a stubbornly eccentric photographer that constructed his own homemade cameras out of cardboard tubes fstoppers.com/natural-lig…
In the 60's and 70's some cereals came with a cardboard "flexi" record as a prize. The record could be cut out from the box and played on a turntable. mrbreakfast.com/list.asp?…
In 2005, the cardboard box was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. toyhalloffame.org/toys/ca…
30 SWAT officers from New Jersey had an hour long stand-off at a bank to capture a supposed 'bank robber'. The 'bank robber' in question was actually a 5ft tall cardboard cutout of a woman. nbclosangeles.com/news/we…
Today I learned of a Hungarian Castle originally made of cardboard and wood. It was later upgraded to stone due to its popularity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaj…
Today I learned of Fox Tossing - Couples would dress up animals with cardboard and tinsel before competing to launch them into the air the highest. Cats were difficult as they'd 'cling to the sling for dear life' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox…
A man escaped prison using a cardboard box aka Solid Snake syle news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europ…
After WWII, Canada thought it would be a good idea to install cardboard sewer pipes news.nationalpost.com/new…
The Cardboard Box is in the National Toy Hall of Fame toyhalloffame.org/toys/ca…
In 2012 Wells Fargo fired a customer service representative for putting a cardboard dime in a laundry machine back in 1963. nydailynews.com/news/nati…
In 2005, one of the three toys to make the National Toy Hall of Fame, was the cardboard box. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
There was an United States court case called "United States v. Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
The first credit card, issued in 1949 and made out of cardboard, was Diners Club. Co-founder Frank McNamara was dining with clients and realized he forgot his wallet. His wife paid the tab, and McNamara thought of a multipurpose charge card as a way to avoid similar embarrassments in the future. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Din…
No recordings of Alexander Graham Bell voice were known to survive until 2013 when the Smithsonian was able to safely play a deteriorated wax-on-cardboard disc en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
Bell distributed a manual cardboard computer to high school students in 1968 to teach them how computers work cs.drexel.edu/~bls96/muse…
On their first day at school, kids in Germany get a huge cardboard cone stuffed with sweets, chocolate & toys. blog.clubmed.co.uk/30-cus…
The cardboard sleeve on your coffee cup is called a Zarf en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zar…
Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. bbc.com/news/magazine-227…
Lexus made a working cardboard car youtube.com/watch?v=3F7Dn…
In 1917, staged photos that two little girls had taken of themselves w/ cardboard-cut-outs of magical fairies and gnomes were able to convince 'Sherlock Holmes' author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that he had discovered conclusive evidence for the supernatural. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cot…
Director William Castle made 1961's 'Homicidal' - designed with a 45 second 'fright break' near the climax of the film where scared patrons could walk out and receive a refund from a cardboard booth called 'Coward's Corner' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
To find the geographic center of the contiguous United States, all scientists did was make a cardboard cutout of the U.S. and try to balance it on a point. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
The United States once tried to sue 50,000 cardboard boxes containing clacker balls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Monty Python and The Holy Grail was shot on a $365,000 budget and some of the castles were cardboard cutouts. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…
The U.S government sued a group of people shipping clacker balls, resulting in a court case named "The United States v. Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls" The government won and were permitted to destroy the shipment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
The metal or cardboard sleeve around a coffee cup is called a "Zarf" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zar…
In 1960s about 68.5% of Singaporeans lived in Squatter huts, single storey sheds constructed with cardboards, zinc sheets, sticks and poles. ifhp.org/ifhp-blog/singap…
Today I learned of the Boy in the Box, a still unsolved murder of a toddler whose naked, battered body was found in a cardboard box in a wooded area of Philadelphia in 1957 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy…
There is a company that makes fold-up cardboard toilets called "shit box". I'm not kidding. thebrowncorporation.com/
Edward D. Wood, Jr., considered the worst director ever, is known for his films characterized by "visible wires connected to pie-pan UFOs, actors knocking over cardboard headstones, cars changing models and years during chase sequences, and scenes exhibiting a disturbing lack of handgun safety." imdb.com/name/nm0000248/b…
Last July, Google released Cardboard, a smartphone-based VR headset made mostly of, well, cardboard. Users can build one themselves using 5 cheap components. cardboard.withgoogle.com/
There is a series on the Sundance Channel that enacts the mating rituals of various insects and other animals (including earthworm, snail) with cardboard cut-outs and foam-rubber sculptures. sundancechannel.com/serie…
There was a US court case called: United States v. Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Cardboard Tube Fighting is a legitimate sport en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
There is a bike in development made entirely of cardboard that will cost between $9 and $30. cardboardtech.com/
The first episode "Cartman gets an anal probe" was the only episode to be done entirely out of cardboard cutouts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
China has a problem with literally fake food. Cardboard-filled steamed buns, among others. thecontroversialfiles.net…
When children in Germany set off for their first day in school their parents present them with a big cardboard cone, prettily decorated and filled with toys, chocolate, candies, etc. to make the first day of school a little bit sweeter (and the children bring the cone with them to school) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
The United States Goverment once sued a Tyrannosaurus Skeleton and also " an Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls" It then went on to lose a case against a package of Japanese condoms en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_…
Termites eat Cardboard Boxes because of Cellulose present in them. thepestmanagement.com/do-…
'The Scream', the ubiquitous expressionism work by Edvard Munch, has four original versions. One of the four, made with pastel and cardboard in 1895, sold for nearly $120,000,000 USD in 2012. blog.artweekenders.com/20…
Monami Ohno. The art school grad excels at making highly detailed models and sculptures out of cardboard kotaku.com/incredible-jap…
Today I learned of Miroslav TichΓ½ a photographer who from the 1960s until 1985 took thousands of surreptitious pictures of women in his hometown of Kyjov in the Czech Republic, using homemade cameras constructed of cardboard tubes, tin cans and other at-hand materials. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir…
In 1957, an unidentified 4-6 year old boy's naked, battered body was found in a cardboard box in Philadelphia. The "Boy in the Box" has never been identified. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy…
Today I learned of "recording artist" Mingering Mike, who has over 150 records, all in an edition of one, and all made of cardboard, yet they are now highly sought out by record (and art) collectors. noecho.net/features/ficti…
In 2008 in New Jersey, more than 30 officers, including SWAT team members, were engaged in a standoff with a non-responsive supposed bank robber for over an hour before realizing 'she' was a cardboard cut-out. nbclosangeles.com/news/we…
During the cold war, the workers at Area 51 would bring out crazy shaped planes made of cardboard everytime a soviet spy satellite flew by (6:45) youtube.com/watch?v=nPWlC…
POGs date back to the 1920s when milk bottles used cardboard caps, played with by children news.bbc.co.uk/dna/place-…
The "cardboard" cards used during North Korean Festivals are made by 10,000 North Korean school children by glueing together notebook paper, sleeping on it, sewing it, and then painting it. Actual cardboard isn't used because it is hard to come by in their country. nknews.org/2014/02/losing…
- You can build a working camera from plywood, plexiglass, cardboard tubes, and thread spools en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir…

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