An amateur Egyptologist, Seamus Blackley, successfully baked bread with 4,500-year-old yeast extracted from ancient Egyptian ceramics once used to bake bread and brew beer. The dormant yeast was activated by a nutrient solution injected into the ceramics during the extraction process smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Ancient Native American tribes around Great Lakes didn't need to smelt copper to make tools since the copper purity was around 95% and would be hammered into shape. While evidence of organized mining are present between 4000-500 BCE, there's oddly a lack of pottery and ceramics during this era. mpm.edu/research-collecti…
Japan's Air Force dropped massive amounts of ceramic bombs filled with bubonic plague-infested fleas in Ningbo, China during WW2 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…
Fiestaware, along with almost all other red/orange ceramics produced from the 1920s-60s, are radioactive because their glazes contained uranium. unitednuclear.com/index.p…
Today I learned about the Bay of Jars. A collection of ancient Roman ceramic jars found in the waters outside Rio de Janeiro suggesting that the ancient Romans visited Brazil centuries before the Portuguese. italoamericano.org/story/…
Today I learned about Puzzle Jugs: common in 18th and 19th century taverns/pubs, these ceramic jugs required the drinker to solve a β€œpuzzle” of hidden finger holes and tubes, to drink without spilling the contents of the jug all over themselves atlasobscura.com/articles…
Researchers hypothesize that women were primarily responsible for the ceramics in at least one significant era of ancient Greek history sapiens.org/archaeology/w…
Today I learned about a British man who bought a ceramic pot at a junk sale for less than Β£4 and used it as a toothbrush holder until learning it was actually made in the Indus Valley of present-day Afghanistan about 4,000 years ago. It's thought the pot was originally brought to the UK by British tourists. atlasobscura.com/articles…
A Russian woman - angry at being denied French citizenship - once tried to attack the Mona Lisa by throwing a ceramic tea cup at it. Luckily it was ecased in bulletproof glass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Ninja Rocks (Small Shards of Aluminum Oxide Ceramic) Will Shatter Car Windows Despite The Heavy Impacts Auto Glass is Made To Absorb vocal.media/lifehack/how-…
When you cool helium to about 2 Kelvin it has literally zero viscosity and so can flow through solid ceramics and up walls. youtube.com/watch?v=2Z6UJ…
The oldest ceramic ever found is from China and it's 20000 years old. Pottery appeared during the last ice age, long before Stone Age humans took up farming and animal husbandry visual-arts-cork.com/east…
Due to China’s early discovery and love of ceramics they didn’t produce any glass between the 14th-19th century. This meant they didn’t have mirrors and windows etc, leaving them behind in sciences, as they didn’t make lenses and other things fundamental to science. youtube.com/watch?feature…
Earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain are terms for different types of ceramic pottery. The difference is due to the different temperature the clay is fired at. nomliving.com/blogs/thing…
A book published in 1981 titled "The Secret: A Treasure Hunt" associates 12 riddles and 12 pictures to 12 real locations in the USA, where a ceramic bin buried in the ground houses a ~1000$ gem. Only 2 of them have been found to this day. vice.com/en_us/article/xd…
The Ceramic Coating people apply to their car isn't a "ceramic coating" but a polymer coating of polysiloxane which forms a very hard coating. sciencedirect.com/science…
Cacao was so valuable that Mayan dignitaries were buried with fine ceramic jars and bowls of chocolate for use in the afterlife. artbites.net/blog/chocola…
Reagan's deterioration from Alzheimer's got so bad he once took a mini ceramic White House model out of his fish tank and when asked what he thought it was he answered, "I don't know, but it's something to do with me." youtu.be/GgKC_Se1xaA?t=1h…
888,246 red ceramic poppies were "planted" in the moat of the Tower of London to commemorate every man from Britain and the Commonwealth who died during WWI. telegraph.co.uk/gardening…
There was an illegal crematorium disguised as a ceramics plant. It was discovered when a man calling in to complain about the smell said,"Don't tell me they're not burning bodies. I was at the ovens at Auschwitz." articles.latimes.com/1988…
T.V. Lamps were created in the 1950s to prevent eye strain from watching T.V. These lamps were typically ceramic or plastic and cast a low, soft light to the wall behind the T.V. They came in all shapes and sizes, and one of the most popular lamps was a black panther. flipclockfans.com/forum/a…
During World War II in 1940, Japan bombed Ningbo with ceramic bombs full of fleas carrying the bubonic plague. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
On the first day of Lent the Greek city of Tyrnavos has a festival called "Clean Monday" in honor of Dionysus. They eat penis-shaped bread, drink through penis-shaped straws from penis-shaped cups, kiss ceramic penises, sit on a penis throne and sing dirty Greek songs about the penis. spiegel.de/international/…
Transparent Aluminum is a real thing -- Aluminum Oxynitride (AlON) is a ceramic composed of aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen. youtube.com/watch?v=OaYt6…
There's an archive in East London called the Clown Egg Register, which holds over 250 ceramic eggs with clown make-up. It acts as a sort of non-legal copyright for the make-up of professional clowns. atlasobscura.com/places/c…
A 1970s high school art project ceramic jug, found in a barn covered with chicken poop, was mistakenly identified as 19th century work and priced at $50,000 on Antiques Road Show. bendbulletin.com/localsta…
Carrying ceramic spark plug shards is illegal in some states and are referred to as "Ninja Rocks" due to their ability to break automotive glass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
The mold for first penicillin was grown in ceramic chamber pots borrowed from local prison, and that first commercial growing vessels were designed after them nms.ac.uk/culturevessel
The Venus of Dolni Vestonice is the oldest known ceramic statuette en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Jennifer Aniston personally owned Pat the Dog, the white, ceramic dog statue in Joey and Chandler's apartment. It was a gift to her on the first day of filming and the producers of Friends wanted to use it. friends.wikia.com/wiki/Pa…
A scan of a 25,000 year old ceramic statue revealed the fingerprints of a child. The "Venus of Dolni Vestonice" is the oldest known example of ceramic in the world. australianmuseum.net.au/i…
Captain Holly Graf, first woman to command a destroyer was relieved of command after, among other things, throwing ceramic mugs at people and spitting at an office. (Wikipedia states she was given a general discharge that was later upgraded to honorable.) content.time.com/time/nat…
Diogenes of Sinope, a philosopher, lived in a ceramic jar and would urinate on people who insulted him. He would also defecate in theatres and was a notorious public masturbater. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
Ceramic disks in a British museum once thought to be game pieces have turned out to be an ancient form of toilet paper.Romans would have etched the names of people they didn't like on to a disk before using it. unexplained-mysteries.com…
Transparent ceramic armor just 1.6" (4cm) thick can stop an armor piercing bullet from a .50BMG rifle making the ceramic over 10x as "bulletproof" as current "bulletproof glass"! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
Coleman (and other) gas lanterns' mantles (the part that lights up) are made of ceramic, and that's how they don't burn up. home.howstuffworks.com/ga…
That the 1995 Ford GT90 Concept car had an exhaust so hot, that it could damage the car's body panels. Because of this, the car required ceramic tiles, similar to the ones used on the Space Shuttle, in order to keep the car from melting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Art Nouveau, an international style of art, that was most popular between 1890 and 1910! It embraces a wide range of fine and decorative arts, including architecture, painting, graphic art, interior design, jewelry, furniture, textiles, ceramics, glass art, and metal work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
Moon Museum, a small ceramic wafer containing art by six prominent artists; purportedly attached in secret to a landing module and left on the Moon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo…
The oldest known human ceramic is from 29,000-25,000BCE: And it's a naked chick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
In 2013, a South Carolina woman was arrested for stabbing her husband with a ceramic squirrel. usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/…
A woman in South Carolina stabbed her husband with a ceramic squirrel because he didn't bring home beer on Christmas Eve. usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/…
Before Coors was a beer brewery, Adolph's Coors' porcelain and ceramics company helped develop and manufacture prototypes for one of the most insane nuclear weapons ever conceived: the Supersonic Low-Altitude Missile (SLAM) aka Project Pluto. merkle.com/pluto/pluto.ht…
Over 500 years ago, a dog walked across a ceramic tile before it had finished setting. This tile was used anyway, on Henry VIII's warship Mary Rose, and now they sell replicas. maryroseshop.org/p/4542/D…
There is a Moon Museum, a small ceramic wafer engraved with artwork from six prominent artists of the 1960s that was smuggled on to Apollo 12. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…
Diogenes, a philosopher, lived in a large ceramic jug and carried a lantern around during the day saying he was "looking for an honest man". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
The meaning of the word 'sherd': a piece of a broken brittle substance of ceramic nature in the world of archaeology. Sherd most commonly refers to Native American pottery, whereas shard is used in a European context. melaniemagdalena.com/thou…
- Of a woman who beat and stabbed her husband with a ceramic squirrel for coming home beerless on Christmas day. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
The Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope lived in a large ceramic jar, defecated in public and urinated on those who insulted him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…

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