The milky/cloudy water that sometimes comes out of faucets is frequently due to tiny bubbles mixed into the water. usgs.gov/special-topic/wa…
An astronomer travelled to India in 1760 to observe Venus. His ship blew off course, and he missed the date. He stayed in India for 8 years to try again, but the sky was too cloudy. When he returned home, he had been declared dead, his wife remarried, his estate plundered, and his job lost en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
An "okta" is a unit equal to 1/8 of the sky. Cloud conditions are measured in oktas, so the scientific difference between "partly sunny" and "mostly cloudy" is 1 okta. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" title was translated in Israel to "It's Raining Falafel". timesofisrael.com/hollywo…
Today I learned that the cloudy vapor that appears when liquid nitrogen is exposed to the air is condensed moisture, not the gas itself. The gas actually causing the condensation and freezing is completely invisible. tedpella.com/cryo-supplie…
Today I learned of a French astronomer named Guillaume Le Gentil, who spent 8 years of his life on a quest to observe the transit of Venus, during which he was declared legally dead and his wife remarried, only for the sky to end up being cloudy on the day of the transit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
In 1946 Kodak customers complained about film developing cloudy. Kodak investigated & found the corn husks used for packing was radioactive. They discovered something that was not public knowledge; the packaging was exposed to fallout from the world's first nuclear bomb explosion. imaging-resource.com/news…
Today I learned about Makgeolli, also referred to as takju (meaning β€˜cloudy alcohol’), is a Korean fermented rice wine. It is traditionally made with three ingredients: rice, Korean fermentation starter called nuruk and water. Unpasteurized, it contains high concentrations of nutrients, probiotics, and enzymes. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
Partly sunny and partly cloudy are the same thing, with one minor difference. Partly sunny occurs during the day, partly cloudy during the night. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
William Walker worked under water below Winchester Cathedral for six hours a day for six years to restore the building's foundation. He worked in total darkness, using his bare hands to feel his way through the cloudy, muddy water. winchester-cathedral.org.…
"Partly Cloudy" means more sun than "Partly Sunny" komonews.com/weather/scot…
Ouzo, and other anise drinks, turn cloudy because anethole (the essential oil of anise) is soluble in alcohol, but not water. When water is added, or ice melts, it turns white because light scatters. The same phenomenon occurs when preparing absinthe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouz…
Lead singer of DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh, also made the music to Rugrats, Rocket Power, The Sims 2, the Crash Bandicoot games, The Jak&Daxter series, Dumb and Dumber, The Lego Movie, The Life Aquatic, 21/22 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,and of course Halloween Town I & II en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
- Leif Ericson discover North America 500 years before Columbus using Iceland Spar, a stone that refracts light in 2 visible wavelengths, enabling him to find the sun on cloudy days. nordskip.com/vkarlsen.htm…
Ancient Egyptian beer was drank by adults and children alike. Their beer was very cloudy and thick with plenty of solids, and had to be strained with wooden siphons used as a straw cowofgold.wikispaces.com/…
That, despite what Chuck Palahniuk might suggest, the Pacific Garbage Patch is not a solid mass of garbage like some monstrous manmade island, but mostly made up of microplastics that "make the water look like a cloudy soup." nationalgeographic.org/en…
The Spanish language release of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" translated the title to "Rain of Hamburgers" and edited the meatballs into burgers on the poster es.doblaje.wikia.com/wiki…
The US almost dropped the atomic bomb on the city of Kokura, but it was too cloudy so they dropped it on Nagasaki instead. youtu.be/JF7ys0a55ks?list…
Dandelions open in the sunlight and close when it is cloudy or rains. plantwatch.naturealberta.…
The movie "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs" was released in Israel as "It's Raining Falafel." jewishjournal.com/geekhee…
The the only difference between partly cloudy vs partly sunny is that one term is used during the day and the other at night fox6now.com/2011/11/16/pa…
You may get up to 25% more UV radiation on a partly cloudy day compared to a clear sky sunny day onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
Scientists have invented a straw that lets you know if someone has put a date rape drug into your drink, it uses a tiny sample of your drink and mixes it with a testing solution, which causes a chemical reaction that makes the drink cloudy or colored, and a tiny red light comes on. abcnews.go.com/Health/Wom…
In 1859 the aurora was so bright that gold miners in the Rocky Mountains woke up and ate breakfast at 1 a.m., thinking the sun had risen on a cloudy day. scientificamerican.com/ar…
When it was released in Spanish speaking countries, the 2009 animated film "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" had its title changed to "Hamburger Rain", replacing the meatballs with hamburgers on the poster es.doblaje.wikia.com/wiki…
The USA's atomic bomb "Fat Man" was originally meant for Kokura, Japan. Due to cloudy weather conditions the pilot had to divert the bomb on the secondary target, Nagasaki. youtu.be/SHZAaGidUbg?t=5m…
The vikings navigation relied entirely on the sun. This was long before the magnetic compass were available in Europe. When it was cloudy, they used crystal 'sun stones' to depolarise the light and locate the hidden sun. news.sciencemag.org/2011/…
Sunny, Mostly Sunny, Partly Sunny, Mostly Cloudy & Cloudy are defined terms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service provide guidelines for their use. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
There is phenomena called the "broken-cloud effect" which, on partly cloudy days, can raise UV-B rays by up to 25% more than on a day that doesn't have a single cloud in the sky zidbits.com/2011/04/on-cl…
Guillaume Le Gentil deployed to India to measure the transit of Venus, missed the first transit in 1761 as he was still on a boat. Waited in India for 8 years specifically for the next transit, to have a cloudy day and saw nothing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
The bomb that was dropped over Nagasaki was meant for Kokura, but it was cloudy that day and the pilot was unable to get visual confirmation of the target. youtube.com/watch?list=PL…
On Aug 9, 1945, A B-29 bomber was sent to drop an A-Bomb on the Japanese city of Kokura. The crew made three passes but on every one it was just too cloudy to aim, So they turned towards their secondary target - Nagasaki. mphpa.org/classic/COLLECT…
Hot water coming out of my tap is cloudy because of air bubbles. It usually happens when it is very cold outside because the solubility of air in water increases as water pressure increases and/or water temperature decreases. mwra.state.ma.us/04water/…
The "fat man" atomic bomb original target was Kokura. Because of cloudy weather they were forced to go to the secondary target, Nagasaki. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ato…
A spooky halloween myth is true - jack-o-lantern mushrooms glow so bright you can walk through haunted forests using their light on a cloudy night chicagowilderness.org/CW_…
Hot water that is cloudy is usually caused by thousands of microscopic air bubbles and if left for a few minutes will clear from the bottom upwards. anglianwater.co.uk/househ…
Milky/Cloudy looking tap water is just a result of air bubbles. Cold water holds more air than warm water when under pressure. As soon as it reaches your tap the water is no longer under pressure, which then comes out of solution as bubbles. It clears naturally within moments. ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-…
Frances Conroy's cloudy eye in American Horror Story is not fake. She typically wears a contact over her eye to cover it up. Jump to 2:14 (Video) youtube.com/watch?v=9ZX4z…
Vikings used Sunstones to navigate the seas even on cloudy days and could find the sun's position with 1% error. news.sciencemag.org/scien…
The guys that wrote/directed Clone High also wrote/directed Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs AND 21 Jump Street(the movie) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Why absinthe and ouzo turn cloudy when added to water. (Thanks to freakball for his submission in r/wikipedia) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
Antoine Henri Becquerel discovered radiation by accident. While conducting an experiment on luminescence, the sky became cloudy for days. Disappointed, he put his uranium-bearing crystal away in a dark drawer, only to find it had reacted with the photogenic plate it was placed on. chem.duke.edu/~jds/cruise…
NPH voiced Steve the Monkey in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…

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