Notorious killer, Richard Kulinski, once put a body into a barrel of cement and left it in front of a diner. He regularly visited the diner waiting for the body to be discovered until one day the barrel went missing. The diner's patrons never discussed it and the body was never recovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
While the words concrete and cement are often used interchangeably, cement is actually a bonding agent added to concrete, and they are not the same thing. msn.com/en-us/money/reale…
At Isshinji, a Buddhist temple in Japan, cremated human remains are used as cement to mold giant "Bone Buddha" statues for people to pray to. japan-experience.com/city…
Adam Devine, who plays Adam Demamp on Workaholics, was hit by a cement truck at age 11, and both his legs were completely mangled. To pass time while recovering, he’d call radio DJ’s and impersonate celebrities, which is how he discovered his love of comedy. ew.com/article/2016/07/08…
Despite cement shoes being an execution method commonly associated with the mafia and other gangs, the first and only documented case of cement shoes used in a murder happened in May 2016. wikipedia.org/wiki/Cement…
Bees will not build in a gap that is very specifically 6-9 mm in width (but they WILL build in larger or smaller spaces). This discovery, called "bee space", made modern beehives with removeable "frames" for honeycomb possible; otherwise, the bees would just cement everything together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Two stones set in to a quiet Edinburgh street mark the site of Scotland's last hanging (in 1815) of convicted highwaymen. Sympathy for the executed men and folklore over the decades spawned a legend that the cement around the stones never fully dries. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
The ceremonial podium from the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo was used as an execution site during the area's warfare in the 1990s. Restorers working after the '92-'95 Siege of Sarajevo patched-up the scarred cement and filled in the many bullet holes. atlasobscura.com/places/i…
After his son tragically died in an road accident caused by a pothole, Dadarao Bilhore took it upon himself to fill potholes in and around Mumbai to prevent more accidents. Using sand, gravel, and cement gathered from building sites, he has filled 600 potholes since 2015 and is still on it scmp.com/news/asia/south-…
China used more cement in three years β€” between 2011 and 2013 β€” than the US did in the entire 20th century. gatesnotes.com/Books/Maki…
Plastic model cement work through a unique chemical process whereby the glue melts the two separate plastic surfaces. As the glue cures, the melted plastic solidifies into a single plastic membranous bond tangibleday.com/best-10-g…
Today I learned about Tokyo's incredibly efficient recycling systems. All combustible trash is incinerated, the smoke and gasses cleaned before release, and then the left over ash is used as a replacement for clay in the cement used for construction. japantimes.co.jp/life/201…
Sindberg is virtually unknown in his home country of Denmark but considered a folk hero in China where he is estimated to have saved 20.000 during the Nanjing massacre. Armed only with the Danish flag he held off the Japanese from entering the makeshift shelter he set up in a cement factory. thenanjinger.com/news/nan…
It was rumored that comedian Benny Hill was buried with a fortune in gold and jewelry. After his grave was found robbed and left open, a large cement slab was placed over the grave to protect it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Cement is the most widely used material in existence and is the second most consumed resource on earth, behind water. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
When Adam Devine (Adam from Workaholics) was 11 years old, he was hit by a cement truck. He spent two years with limited mobility and underwent 25 surgeries. ew.com/article/2016/07/08…
Today I learned of Joe Kieyoomia, Navajo serviceman in WWII, who survived Bataan death march, torture in Japanese POW camp, and then the atomic bombing of Nagasaki where he was protected by the cement walls of his cell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
Between 2011 and 2013, more cement was consumed in China than what was used across the entire US over the course of the 20th century chinapower.csis.org/china…
Butanone, an industrial solvent, is also used as model cement for plastic models. However, instead of "gluing" the pieces together, it welds them together by melting the plastic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
Cement is the most widely used material in existence and the most-used resource in the world, second only to water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cem…
The 2015 on-duty shooting death of Fox Lake, Ill. cop Lt. Joe Gliniewicz after he radioed he was pursuing three men through a cement plant was later determined to be an elaborate suicide carried out because Gliniewicz was embezzling from a youth mentoring program. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sui…
There is an aquatic method of disposing of bodies (that isn't cement shoes). vidurabarrios.com/the-fig…
Cement is the second most consumed substance on Earth after water. blogs.ei.columbia.edu/201…
Cocaine is made using cement, gasoline, sulphuric acid, and other harsh and poisonous chemicals. businessinsider.com/how-c…
Chinese warlord Zhang Zuolin had always remained cordial with Puyi, the last Emperor of China, and had sent him a gift of Β£1,600 for his wedding. Zhang sought good relations with Puyi in order to increase his power and cement his legitimacy if a restoration was ever attempted en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zha…
Wet cement can easily cause severe skin burns because it’s highly alkaline and the setting process is exothermic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Por…
China poured more cement between 2011 and 2013 than the US used in the entire 20th century independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Actor Adam Devine was almost killed by a cement truck as a child and had to relearn how to walk over the course of several years rollingstone.com/tv/tv-ne…
A cement truck crashed near Wingamon, Oklahoma in the 1950s and the mixer was too heavy to move. It's still there, and locals have painted it to look like an abandoned NASA space capsule. amusingplanet.com/2015/10…
The Erie Canal from New York City to Lake Erie in 1810s changed the destiny of the city. Considered impossible, it took 8 years excavating through wilderness, along with the invention of a novel hydraulic cement. Share of national exports went from 10 to 60% and the population exploded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
Cement production is responsible for around 10% of the world's carbon dioxide emission sciencedirect.com/science…
Today I learned about Ivan; a silverback gorilla who was kept for over 27 yrs in a small, cement cage for public display in a mall in Tacoma, Wa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iva…
A medical device company illegally tested a bone cement on patients killing at least 5 when the cement was injected into their spines and leaked into blood vessels causing massive clots in their hearts and lungs. Company executives received prison sentences of less than a year each. fortune.com/2012/09/18/ba…
China used more cement between 2011 and 2013 than America did during the entire 20th century youtube.com/watch?v=8J78e…
Adam Devine (Workaholics, Pitch Perfect) credits being hit by a cement truck and confined to a wheelchair for ages 11-13 as being the reason he went into comedy. ew.com/article/2016/07/08…
Today I learned that the cement horseshoes seen frequently in the Downriver area of Southeast Michigan were part of an experimental electric train developed by Henry Ford detroit1701.org/Henry%20F…
The Police in the United States have a lesser mortality rate per 100k than the following jobs: Fishermen, roofers, farmers, taxi drivers, cement manufacturers, logging workers & airline pilots. bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cf…
The Romans invented a hydraulic cement in 25 B.C. The basic principles of this recipe are still used to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
Artists created a fake space capsule out of a cement mixer and left it on the side of the road in Oklahoma atlasobscura.com/places/w…
Ancient Romans used a mixture of limestone, water, and volcanic ash to make concrete. The mixture and curing technique produces a stronger and more environmentally friendly concrete than modern Portland cement. io9.gizmodo.com/how-the-a…
In 1981, 169 construction workers fell and set into quick drying cement when working overtime to complete the Manila Film Center on the orders of Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines. During the media ban, it's alleged the bodies were covered over or dismembered to make the opening. rogue.ph/enduring-nightma…
In 1959 the US built 272 cement targets in the Arizona desert to help calibrate their first reconnaissance satellites. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
A company in Georgia, USA will mix your ashes following your cremation with cement and drop it to the bottom of the ocean to form an artificial reef. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
Russia has spent millions of rubles on 'Cloud Seeding' the past decades to prevent rain on its public holiday, and at one point it rained cement chunks through the roof of a Moscow suburban home. universetoday.com/15189/w…
China used more cement in the last three years than the US used in the entire 20th century gatesnotes.com/Books/Maki…
Concrete doesn't dry, it cures by hydration or bonding of water molecules to the cement. New concrete gains strength by keeping it moist, whereas drying too fast actually causes weakness and cracking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
The Amazon river didn't have a single bridge until 2012. At a cost of $400 million, it used 1m bags of cement theguardian.com/environme…
Cement and concrete are not the same thing. Cement is only 10-15% of the makeup of concrete and acts to bind the other elements together. wisegeek.com/what-is-the-…
A cement truck crashed in Oklahoma over 40 years ago, and the mixer is still sitting by the side of the road. newson6.com/story/1554976…
A Raven named Jimmy has starred in over 1,000 films between the 30s and 50s and could understand several hundred words and it took him just 1 week to learn a new word, 2 weeks if it had two syllables. His footprints were enshrined in cement at a large Los Angeles pet store, alongside Lassie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…

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