The majority of coconuts are picked by trained monkeys. Most coconut oil and meat comes from Thailand where monkeys are used to climb trees and retrieve coconuts. Male monkeys on average get 1,600 coconuts a day, humans only get about 80. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
The current primate of the Polish Orthodox Church, archbishop Sawa of Warsaw, worked as an informant for the Polish secret police, reporting fellow churchmen, and used his association with them to climb the church's ranks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saw…
Rolls Royce makes engines for the Apache helicopter. On a standard day, the Apache has vertical climb rate of 1,775 feet per minute, a ceiling of 21,000 feet & can reach speeds of 182 MPH or 293 KM/H. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boe…
There is a fungus in Thailand that spreads into ants and controls their central nervous system making them perform actions to help its spread. It causes ants to climb trees and then fall into the moist soil where the fungus thrives. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/5/110511-zombies- nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Today I learned of Big Hill-a section of railway on the Canadian Pacific line that proved so difficult to climb, spiral-shaped tunnels had to be bored to reduce the slope to a safe grade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
If you climb to the altitude of 408 km from Earth, a person’s weight would be around 90% of what it would be on the ground. The ISS astronauts’ weightlessness is not because β€œspace has no gravity”. Their weightlessness is due to them being in a free fall, constantly accelerating towards Earth. nasa.gov/audience/forstud…
Male Blanket Octopus is 10,000 times smaller than females and during mating season, it just creeps up on female, snaps off its penis and put it in female's part which then climbs into her to ejaculate sperms. octolab.tv/species/blanke…
A study of Europeans vs Sherpas during an Everest climb found Sherpa blood had less oxygen but used it more efficiently by burning less fat & more glucose (the opposite of Europeans). Plus Sherpas have thinner blood which put less strain on the heart, & more capillaries to deliver oxygen better. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
If an Albatross baby falls out of the nest, like a few inches away and the mum returns to the nest with a meal, it would not recognize the baby and it will starve and die. The baby has to try and climb back in to survive. youtube.com/watch?v=MAQMe…
When a clothing company called The South Butt was asked to cease and desist by The North Face, they complied, then turned around and created "Why Climb Mountains," featuring The Butt Face. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
As of the end of the 2018 climbing season, 295 people have died climbing Everest, while there have been 9,159 successful summit climbs by 5,294 people api.nationalgeographic.co…
Every year on September 11, firefighters in the United States will climb 110 flights of stairs in full gear in buildings or at the gym to remember the 343 firefighters who lost their lives that day. www-m.cnn.com/2018/09/11/…
The Chinese equivalent of "when pigs fly" is "when the sun rises in the West." Other variants include "when the crayfish whistles" (Russian), "when the crow turns white" (Tagalog), "when the fish climbs the poplar" (Turkish), and "when it snows red snowflakes" (Hungarian). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Apollo 13 was shot in β€œa hollowed-out, windowless, padded Boeing 707 jet that climbs to 30,000 ft. and then arcs into a steep dive, creating a 23-second period of weightlessness.” This plane is used by NASA for 0g training. amc.com/talk/2008/07/apol…
The youngest person to climb to the summit of the 14,180-foot Mount Shasta in California was the seven-year-old Eva Luna Harper-Zahn. berkeleyside.com/2019/07/…
Gray foxes can climb trees. β€œThey can climb trees that are straight up; they do not require leaning trees to climb. Not only will they climb trees to escape predators but they also climb to take a nap in a sunny location, and they have been known to hide or sleep in hawk and owl nests.” wildlifelandtrust.org/wil…
Juvenile crocodiles can climb trees pbs.org/newshour/science/…
Nepalese mountaineer Nirmal Purja holds the record for the fastest climb of all 14 "eight-thousanders" (8,000+ meter mountains). He climbed them all in a row during 2019, in 6 months and 6 days, shattering the previous record of just under 8 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nir…
Baby Hoatzin birds are born with claws not only on their feet, but also on their wings. This allows baby Hoatzins to flee predators in the tree by leaping into the water below their preferred nesting sites. The wing claws allow them to climb back up the tree before they learn to fly. audubon.org/news/hoatzin
The team that helped Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first climb Mount Everest in 1953 numbered at nearly 400 persons. There were 350 porters, 30 Sherpas, and 13 climbers. storymaps.arcgis.com/stor…
The famous β€˜Hillary Step’, a challenging climb near the summit of Mount Everest, collapsed due to an earthquake, and is no longer a feature on the mountain. outsideonline.com/2311861…
Today I learned of Tim Macartney-Snape, one of the first mountaineers to climb Everest without oxygen. Afterwards someone said to him "You didn't climb Everest. You only climbed the top part." So he went down to the beach in India and re-did the whole thing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Jamling Tenzing Norgay and Peter Hillary , children of the first two men two summit Mt. Everest, summited Mt. Everest together on the 50th anniversary of their father's famous climb. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The first non-stop transatlantic flight happened in 1919. A modified WWI bomber with an open cockpit took off from Newfoundland, Canada with a crew of two. They almost spiraled into the ocean twice in heavy fog, had to climb onto the wings to clear ice, and landed in a bog in Connemara, Ireland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Darwin's Beetle (Chiasognathus grantii) have giant mandibles (more than 1/2 their body length) they use to battle males as they climb trees where females are found for a chance to mate. The mandibles can hook rivals under the wings to throw them off the tree, as well as the female after mating. snotr.com/video/4493/Kill…
Despite the fact they lack the physical adaptations of a climber, crocodiles can climb trees and do it regularly, a new study in Herpetology Notes finds. After studying five crocodilian species on Africa, Australia and North America, they found that the reptiles can climb as high as 6 feet! sciencemag.org/news/2014/…
The climbing term 'Beta' (the term is used for sharing the technique of a specific climb by someone who has already done it) originated from a climber, Jack Mileski, who reportadly video taped himself and shared the tapes with other climbers - these tapes were betamax standard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet…
Nazi Germany developed the only operational rocket-powered fighter aircraft in history (Me 163) with unsurpassed speed and climb rate for the time. However, it proved ineffective in engaging slower Allied aircraft as its target was reached and passed in seconds limiting its attack opportunities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mes…
K2, the second highest mountain on Earth, is considered the deadliest with approximately one person dying while attempting to climb it for every four who successfully reach the summit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K2
Many men who climb Everest get weird boners because of the difference in altitude and air pressure causing more blood to flow into the penis vice.com/en_us/article/wj…
The mountain of Muchu Chhish in Pakistan isn't considered to be a religious place and there're no political prohibitions to climb it, yet it remains a Virgin Peak to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muc…
There’s a type of honey called "mad honey," which causes hallucinations. Honey hunters in Nepal make dangerous vertical climbs to harvest it since it sells for $60-80 a pound atlasobscura.com/foods/ma…
Today I learned about Muchu Chhish, a mountain in Pakistan that is so remote and difficult that even if there are no restrictions to climb it, no one has ever reached its summit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muc…
If you have a pinworm infection your anus usually becomes itchy at night because they climb out your anus to lay eggs in the air. kidshealth.org/en/parents…
The first man to climb Nanga Parbat (9th tallest mountain in the world) pushed through the final 4300 feet alone by taking a high dose of amphetamines and drinking tea brewed from coca leaves. He then stood on a ledge overnight before heading down. himalayamasala.com/himala…
In the Middle Ages, Knights in full harness (full plate armor) could contarary to popular belief, move quite well and were still agile enough to climb, run, roll, and wrestle with little dificulty. gizmodo.com/new-study-bus…
Edwin Howard Armstrong, the inventor of FM radio, loved heights. When he built a 425-foot radio tower in the late 1930's, he would climb it and swing from its 150-foot arms in a specially rigged deck chair. nytimes.com/1996/04/07/ny…
The German Parliament building has a glass dome above it that people can climb using a spiral ramp. The dome symbolizes that the people are above the government, and the government should be transparent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rei…
Sloths have been observed going out of their way to climb down into outhouses/outdoor commodes in order to feed on the human waste they find. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Today I learned about Otto, an octopus that was able to climb onto the rim of his tank, squirt a jet of water to a bright light shining into his aquarium and cause a power outage. Staff believe that Otto had been annoyed by the lamp telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
Fishers, a fierce and furry animal resembling a European polecat, climb trees like a cat but are able, thanks to hind feet that can rotate almost 180 degrees, to climb down headfirst. That trick helps them kill porcupines by attacking the quilled animal's non-quilled head from above. phys.org/news/2018-02-app…
Scientists can remote-control rats by implanting electrodes in their brains, such that they get a rush of pleasure when they obey sent commands. Scientists can make them turn left or right, even climb objects. They are not forced to obey, they just want to because of the pleasure reward. nbcnews.com/id/3077264/ns…
Neil Armstrong went to the North Pole with Sir Edmund Hillary (first to climb Mt Everest) and other prominent explorers. He said that he was curious to see it from the ground, since he'd only seen it from space. explorationmuseum.com/201…
It cost around $60,000 to $65,000 to climb Mount Everest, which also includes a royalty fee of $11,000 businessinsider.com/how-m…
In 1933, the British explorer Frank Smythe attempted to climb Mt. Everest alone. As the time passed, due to isolation he became so convinced that someone else was accompanying him on his climb that he offered a piece of cake to his invisible climbing partner. psypost.org/2016/11/socia…
Every Autumn a fungus epidemic kills off 75% of house flies. It attacks their brain forcing them to land on a surface and climb to the highest point, stand up on its front legs and spread its wings. The fungus then erupts from its abdomen to be spread to other flies. biocontrol.entomology.cor…
Firefighters in parts of the world hold competitions to see who can climb a ladder the fastest. youtu.be/45yo5uQv9M8
Today I learned of the F-15 "Streak Eagle" version of the fighter jet that wasn't painted to further reduce its weight and it went on to break eight time-to-climb world records while its original production metal finish was exposed. nationalmuseum.af.mil/Vis…
The Statue of Liberty's hand sat in Madison Square park for 6 years before being installed. While the French paid for the statue, the US didn't want to pay for the pedestal, so to raise money, photographs were sold to tourists and for 50 cents, you could climb a ladder to the top of the torch. vinepair.com/cocktail-cha…
When Helium is cooled to a few degrees below its boiling point, will suddenly be able to do things that other fluids can't. Dribble through molecule-thin cracks, climb up and over the sides of a dish, and remain motionless when its container is spun due to its frictionless flow. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Goats can climb trees mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
Scientist John All fell into a 70-foot deep crevasse in Nepal. He broke 15 bones and was bleeding internally but miraculously survived and was able to document his climb out. youtu.be/l-LmuBc8lWc
The Annapurna peaks are among the world's most dangerous to climb, having been 191 summit ascents, and 61 climbing fatalities on the mountain. Killing 1 person for every 4 who make it to the top. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
Today I learned about Wanda Rutkiewicz. a Polish national, who was the first woman to climb K2, the second highest peak in the world in 1986. She was also the first European woman to climb Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wan…
There is a vine that will climb plants and mimic the shape and look of the leaves of their host plant. It can do this without even having to make contact with the plant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boq…
There is a project going on right now attempting to take a glider to 90,000 ft using only "atmospheric waves" to climb. So far they have flown higher than 70,000ft. perlanproject.org/
When Paris fell to the Nazis in 1940, French soldiers cut the elevator cables to the Eiffel Tower. This meant that if Hitler wanted to hoist a swastika flag, they would have to climb hundreds of stairs to get to the top. historybyzim.com/2012/10/…
Every Jan 15th in Nozawa - 25 and 42yo men (unlucky ages) build a wicker house which the 42yo's climb and aggressively taunt the townsfolk to set on fire. The 25yo's try to protect them while getting beat to hell with torches. Also, everyone is blasted on sake. This is The Dosojin Matsuri. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noz…
Climbers burn an average of 10,000 calories per day when ascending Mount Everest. On the day of the summit climb they can burn up to 20,000 independent.co.uk/environ…
The first two women to climb the Matterhorn did so in skirts and the third, Annie Smith Peck, was nearly arrested as she was the first to do so in pants. adventure-journal.com/201…
Meerkat sentries will climb just about anything to get a better view of their surroundings...including cameramen. youtu.be/kJ4CYbCGhLA
Climbing mount Everest costs on average $45,000 USD with a fully custom climb costing over $115,000 alanarnette.com/blog/2017…
There was a movement in the 1970s to make Mt Massive the highest point in Colorado by stacking rocks upon the summit. Rival groups would periodically climb up and knock down the tower to preserve Mt Elbert as the Colorado high point. rockymountainhikingtrails…
47-year-old Mark Inglis climbed Mount Everest despite, being a double amputee and one of his prostheses snapping in half during the middle of his climb at 21,000 feet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Crocodiles can climb trees pbs.org/newshour/science/…
The youngest person to climb Everest was 13. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Today I learned about the Hoatzin, a bird that looks a lot like a pre-historic animal. Whey they are newly hatched, they have two claws on each wing enabling it to dexterously climb tree branches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoa…
Spiders can detect and use earth's electric field to take off miles in the air by "ballooning" - in which they climb to an exposed point, raise their abdomens to the sky, extrude strands of silk, and float away. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Groundhogs can and do climb trees en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
There is an $11,000 royalty fee a climber must pay to the Nepal government to climb Mount Everest. They earn around $3.25 million every season. economictimes.indiatimes.…
Crocodiles can climb trees pbs.org/newshour/science/…
Crocodiles can climb trees! pbs.org/newshour/science/…
The Stratosphere, in Las Vegas, originally planned a King Kong attraction with a huge gorilla designed to mechanically climb the side of the Stratosphere Tower with passengers in the beast's belly. lasvegassun.com/news/1996…
The Zombie Fungus infects ants and gains control of their movements, turning them into "zombies". It then makes the ant climb up a leaf where it dies, and the fungus grows from its dead body. sciencetrends.com/fungus-…
Yogendra Singh Yadav, a soldier of the Indian army, climbed up a vertical, snow-covered cliff face while under machine gun and rocket fire. Despite taking three bullets, he managed to finish the climb, grenade a bunker and then kill four enemy soldiers in hand to hand combat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yog…
When Paris fell to the Nazis on June 14, 1940, French resistance fighters cut the elevator cables to the Eiffel Tower. This meant that if Hitler wanted to hoist a swastika flag, a soldier would have to climb the roughly 1710 stairs to the summit platform. historybyzim.com/2012/10/…
Alligators and crocodiles can climb trees. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
It costs about $65,000 to climb Mt. Everest outsideonline.com/outdoor…
That, to generate one cent worth of electricity, you'd have to do more work than it takes an average person to climb the empire state building. physicsbuzz.physicscentra…
Today I learned about Alex Honnold and how he's the only person to climb El Capitan without ropes. youtube.com/watch?v=urRVZ…
During the famous Battle for Castle Itter, one of the formerly imprisoned Frenchmen that helped in the fighting was tennis star Jean Borotra. He volunteered to climb over the walls of the castle during the fighting, and ran to get help from the nearest town. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
During WWII when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel Tower so that Hitler would have to climb the steps if he wanted to visit the summit. Hitler never went on the Eiffel Tower and it has been said that Hitler conquered France, but never conquered the Eiffel Tower. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eif…
The native americans planted corn, beans, and squash together so that they would benefit eachother. The corn provides a structure for the beans to climb. The beans provide the nitrogen to the soil that the other plants utilize, and the squash spreads along the ground preventing weeds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Today I learned of Maurice Wilson, who in 1934 died in an attempt to climb Mount Everest by flying halfway around the world, crash-landing on the mountain, and then walking to the summit despite having no experience in either mountaineering or aviation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
Cephalopods (Octopus) have been known to climb out of their aquaria, maneuver a distance of the lab floor, enter another aquarium to feed on the crabs, and then return to their own aquarium. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cep…
Until 1878, fire houses were equipped with spiral staircases so the fire horses would not try to climb the stairs into the living quarters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
All new employees and recently-promoted executives at the Japanese company Dentsu have to climb Mount Fuji. This has happened every July since 1925. uk.businessinsider.com/ad…
There is a drinking called Possum, where everybody climbs up in a tree to drinks and the last person that doesn't fall out of the tree wins. whiskeyriff.com/2018/04/1…
Rock climbers sleep on Portaledges, essential when a climb takes multiple days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Por…
Eels use ladders to climb over dams hydro.com.au/the-spill/th…
The "Five monkeys Experiment" where the four subjects suffer when the fifth climb a ladder to get a banana never happened. throwcase.com/2014/12/21/…
A company called Whooshh shoots fish over damns instead of having them climb fish ladders. whooshh.com/
Actress Tallulah Bankhead was infamous for not wearing underwear. During the filming of Lifeboat, the crew complained about her flashing them when she had to climb a ladder. Director Alfred Hitchcock reportedly quipped that he didn't know if it was a matter for wardrobe or hairdressing. imdb.com/name/nm0000845/b…
It costs between 35,000-80,000 US dollars to climb Mount Everest. The permit alone costs 11,000 dollars. alanarnette.com/blog/2015…
Trains are terrible at going uphill. The steepest incline in England is 1.5Β° and trains need additional engines pushing in the back to help climb it. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The fastest time to climb Mt Everest is 8 hours and 10 minutes, by Pemba Dorje Sherpa guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Farmers allow the "Tree Goats of Morocco" to climb Argan trees to eat the fruit because their poop (consisting of digested clumps of seeds) is then pressed to create the sought-after Argan oil. Argan oil is commonly found in the popular Ogx Shampoo bottle... effectively making it Shampoop. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
At the music festival Woodstock 1994, during a Green Day concert, a mud fight happened and a security guard mistook their bassist Mike Dirnt for a fan trying to climb up on stage. He lost two teeth. teamrock.com/feature/2016…
Geckos climb walls by using Van Der Waals forces. youtu.be/gzm7yD-JuyM?t=1m…
The F15 was the first fighter jet to exceed the speed of sound in vertical flight, and had so much thrust it could climb 65,000ft in 122 seconds. nationalinterest.org/feat…

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