The Very First Kermit The Frog Puppet Was Made Of An Old Green Coat Creator Jim Henson's Mother Owned, And A Ping Pong Ball Cut In Half. britannica.com/topic/Kerm…
Today I learned about the mysterious disappearance of the Eilean Mor lighthouse keepers. The door to the lighthouse was unlocked, coats were missing and half eaten food was left behind. The last entries on the log described a storm on December 12th of severe winds, but no such storms were ever reported. historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
An 8-yr-old UK boy found a rock which was ambergris: a blob made when a sperm whale has a food irritant like squid beak, coats it in grease & vomits/poops it. Perfumeries like Chanel prize ambergris for its ability to fix scent to skin; the blob of ambergris was said to be worth about $63K US. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The coat evolved from padding known as the doublet that protected the skin of knights from chafing by armor or chainmail. Around the 14th Century, it became fashionable for nobles to wear the doublet as an outer garment as if perhaps they had just come from the battlefield. fashion-history.lovetokno…
From around 1857 to 1889, a man known only as the Leatherman repeatedly walked a 365-mile loop around the northeastern US. He wore a handmade leather coat, scarf and hat and although he frequently stopped in towns along his route, he never told anyone his name. His identity remains unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
A Florida man accidentally locked his 1 yr old daughter in his car, and 5 prisoners out on work detail used a coat hanger to break her out. The mother who took a video of it said: "Them prisoners bust that s*** right open, so thank god for the criminals in the world." nbc-2.com/story/39976783/…
Two doctors saved a woman’s life on an airplane by performing mid-air surgery on her with a coat hanger and silverware. They also used cognac to sterilise the equipment. It was on a flight from Hong Kong-London. They couldn’t land for help, as the increase in air pressure could kill her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Sarah Cummins & her fiancΓ© canceled their wedding yet were left with catering for 170; so she invited local shelters for the meal, including bourbon-glazed meatballs, chicken with artichokes & Chardonnay cream sauce, & wedding cake. The community donated dresses & sport coats for guests to wear. cbc.ca/news/world/wedding…
From 1975 to 1998, a version of the Confederate battle flag appeared in the coat of arms and flag of Americana, SΓ£o Paulo, a city settled by Confederate expatriates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod…
When Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex, she had to make up her own coat of arms because she didn't already have one. bbc.com/news/uk-44258461
The Tamaskan dogs are a finnish crossbreed made to resemble wolfs, with their thick coats, straight bushy tails and gray wolf fur color. Despite their lupine appearance, they are a recognized dog breed, and can be trained as therapy dogs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tam…
Sean Connery once beat up four men single-handedly for giving some girls a hard time in a club, while Michael Caine held his coat dailystar.co.uk/news/late…
The Japanese stoat (Mustela erminea nippon) is a subspecies of stoat native only to Japan, and there are currently 37 recognized subspecies of stoats in the world. When members of the Mustela genus take on white winter coats, especially stoats, they are often referred to as ermines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
Beatles producer George Martin was granted his own coat of arms in 2004, which includes three beetles and the motto "Amore Solum Opus Est" - "All you need is love" college-of-arms.gov.uk/ne…
Ukrainian Trident/Tryzyb was also the Coat of Arms of the Viking ruling dynasty of Kiev Rus 1,000 years ago, and it is believed to mean a symbol of the Holy Trinity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
The jaguarundi, related to cougars and cheetahs, is a furtive, mostly diurnal, wild feline native to southern North America and South America with relatively short legs, an elongated body, and a long bushy tail. The ears are short and rounded, and its coat is without spots and uniform in color. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jag…
The coat that Harrison Ford wears in Han Solo's Hoth scenes in "The Empire Strikes Back" is actually brown. While the coat may appear blue, this is an example of β€œcolor constancy": the mental models we have of what certain colors should look like depending on the environment they are in. archive.nerdist.com/the-d…
In 2015, Nathan Fielder became aware that his favorite jacket company Taiga had published a tribute to Holocaust denier Doug Collins in one of their winter catalogues. So he created his own company to raise awareness of The Holocaust. He also gives free exchanges for Taiga coats. summiticeapparel.com/news
Paint typically adds around 600 to 1,200 pounds (273 - 544kg) to the weight of a plane. And the seven coats of paint on the Emirates A380 added roughly 2,425 pounds (1,100kg) to it's weight. telegraph.co.uk/travel/tr…
Despite of their tiny legs, Deers are skilled swimmers, they can swim up to 13 miles per hour to avoid or escape from predators. Also, white-tailed deers can swim distances up to 10 miles. Additionally, the design of their coats acts as a flotation device. sophisticatededge.com/can…
A group of audiophiles were unable to tell the difference between music transmitted over monster cables vs a coat hanger. gizmodo.com/363154/audiop…
Father Christmas was many colours including green and brown. He was depicted in many ways too. Coca Cola helped standardized the red coat and big beard look through its marketing. solosophie.com/why-is-fat…
Russia has a village called Electroisolator next to Moscow with a rubber glove on its flag and coat of arms ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0…
In a cat's DNA, only seven genes determine coat color. theperfectcat.com/home/co…
When studied by the New England Journal of Medicine, kids without coats did not catch colds, viruses, or any other bacteria-related illness by not wearing a coat outside in cold weather patch.com/michigan/westbl…
If a pregnant cat is sick or stressed during pregnancy, her kittens can be born with "fever coat". brucethecat.co.nz/blog/fe…
Polar bear fur is not white, it's clear. A polar bear's coat has no white pigment. In fact, its skin is black and its colorless hairs are transparent/hollow. loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
One of the treatments for the Black Plague was to coat the victim in mercury and place them in an oven. historyonthenet.com/the-s…
The "Napoleon pose" of putting your hand inside your shirt/coat was a common 18th-19th century Western portraiture pose that was meant to convey calm and calculated leadership. Not because they had ulcers nor were they feeling their own nipples. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
Almost all calico cats are female. The gene for coat color is on the female (X) chromosome. To get a calico coat, a cat must have a black gene from one parent and an orange gene from the other parent, resulting in all XX females. Sometimes a male calico is born who is XXY, but they're sterile. readersdigest.ca/home-gar…
A district in Siberia, Russia, has put a rather realistic image of a feathered bird-like dinosaur on its flag and coat of arms. The image is of Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus species, discovered there in 2014. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
The Canadian province of British Columbia’s coat of arms (upon which its flag was based) originally had the Union Flag *beneath* the setting sun; it was flipped after several years when Queen Elizabeth II’s heralds pointed out β€œthe sun never sets on the British Empire.” enacademic.com/dic.nsf/en…
The Sun seen on many South American flags and coat of arms, such as Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, is a reference to the Incan god of the Sun, Inti. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
While shooting for "Gangs of New York", Daniel Day-Lewis contracted pneumonia. As a method actor, he had refused to change his threadbare coat for a warmer one because those didn't exist in the 19th century, the period in which the film was based. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
In the middle of the Great Depression, a man placed an offer in an Ohio newspaper, saying: If you’re in trouble, write me. Many people sent him desperate letters, needing things like shoes, a coat, mercy, food, and to save their family from despair. And back came checks, under a pseudonym. onpoint.legacy.wbur.org/2…
Tiger's coat pattern is still visible when it is shaved. This is not due to skin pigmentation, but to the stubble and hair follicles embedded in the skin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
It is a criminal offense in Germany to show disrespect for the colors, flag, coat of arms or national anthem of the country or any of its states howtogermany.com/pages/le…
In 1967, a James Bond spoof, Casino Royale, caused a mob riot at its premiere. The screening was at 4am, with a ploy where anyone wearing a trench coat would enter free. It was moved up by 2 hours when 15,000 people in trench coats came. They then rioted, causing 2 fires. The film still ran. entertainment.time.com/20…
In addition to covering huge historical events like the Great Fire of London, Samuel Pepys' diary includes details of how his wife discovered him groping the maid: "did find me imbracing the girl con [with] my hand sub [under] su [her] coats; and endeed I was with my main [hand] in her cunny. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
There is a pig out there with a coat like a sheep that almost went extinct by the 1990s called the Mangalica pig. dartagnan.com/mangalica-p…
The governing body of heraldry in the UK, the College of Arms, has special heraldic rules for the coats of arms of same-sex marriages college-of-arms.gov.uk/re…
American citizens can apply to the British Crown to be granted an honorary coat of arms - if they meet the standard criteria of eligibility, and demonstrate their descent from a subject of the British Crown. This could include British ancestors dating back to before 1783. bbc.com/news/uk-44258461
Cats with calico and tortoiseshell coat patterns tend to challenge their human companions more often than other kinds of felines. seattletimes.com/life/pet…
There is a gold fire hydrant in San Francisco that is said to have been the only functioning hydrant and is credited with saving the historic Mission District neighborhood during the 1906 quake. It is Painted with a fresh coat of gold paint each April 18 atlasobscura.com/places/t…
There is a monument to laboratory mice at a university in Siberia. The mouse is wearing a lab coat and knitting a DNA double helix, symbolizing the gradual progress of DNA research. atlasobscura.com/places/m…
The aversion of most predators toward hunting honey badgers has led to the suggestion that the countershaded coats of cheetah cubs evolved in imitation of the honey badger's colouration, which warns off predators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
Today I learned about Colonel Meow. A fluffy cat who temporarily held the world's long fur on a cat record. About nine inches. He was also known for his scowling face and fluffy fur coat. He was a social media star. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
In the 50's a scientist trying to breed tamer foxes ended up breeding foxes with different color coats, floppy ears and that barked, all this by accident. youtu.be/0jFGNQScRNY
It Is Possible To Only Have High Blood Pressure In The Doctor's Office And It Is Called "White Coat Syndrome" webmd.com/anxiety-panic/f…
The swedish king renounced his title of rex vandalorum (king of the wends/vandals). In the late middle ages the swedish king took the title of king of three peoples of the great migration, which is the reason there are three crowns on the swedish coat of arms. medievalists.net/2011/12/…
Duffel bags were first made in Duffel, Belgium, from duffel cloth. The same heavy woollen cloth is used to made Duffel or Duffle coats, the toggle type fastening of which were designed to be used while wearing heavy gloves in cold weather at sea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duf…
The very first trench coat ever invented was by Burberry and was made strictly for crawling and walking through trenches in WWI bbc.com/news/uk-england-2…
It is possible to coat droplets of water with silica, resulting in a dry powder known as "dry water" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
Velcro was created after Swiss inventor George de Mestral noticed Burrs stuck to his dogs coat after a walk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
US President William Henry Harrison served the shortest term in history at 31 days. Shortly after his inauguration he fell ill, and died. At the time it was believed his refusal to wear a coat during his 2 hour inauguration in a cold rain was to blame. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Poodles were bred for hunting and retrieving game in the water. They were groomed because the water would weight down their coat and wore bows for identification. It wasn't until the reign of King, Louis XVI, when they were trimmed in decorative styles and pranced around for fancy shows. pedigree.com/dog-care/dog…
After a woman's lung collapsed on a flight, two doctors performed surgery with the aircraft's medical kit, along with a coat hanger, Sellotape, a knife and fork, a bottle of water, and five star brandy for disinfectant. The woman felt better after ten minutes. articles.chicagotribune.c…
Sean Connery single handedly beat 4 men in a night club while Michael Caine held his coat mi6-hq.com/news/index.php…
Michael Caine once held Sean Connery’s coat while the James Bond star single-handedly beat up four men in a nightclub. mi6-hq.com/news/index.php…
Oysters create pearls when they feel some sort of irritating foreign object inside of them, then layer on coat after coat of nacre as a defense mechanism, forming the pearl. thepearlsource.com/facts-…
Spielberg adviced the 'Red coat girl' on 'Schindler’s List' to only watch the film when she turns 18 but watched it instead at age 11 saying she was 'traumatized and ashamed' until she revisited it properly 7 yrs later theguardian.com/film/2013…
The horse on the Venezuelan coat of arms used to be depicted galloping to the right and looking to the left but was changed by Hugo Chavez to be galloping to the left, reportedly because his daughter said the horse was "looking backwards." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
(Lipstick effect) when facing economic crisis, consumers will be more willing to buy less costly luxury goods. Instead of buying expensive fur coats, for example, people will buy expensive lipstick. The underlying assumption is that consumers will buy luxury goods even if there is a crisis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lip…
Audio experts could not tell the difference between $100 Monster speaker cables and cables made from soldering together old coat hangers gizmodo.com/363154/audiop…
That Nathan's Hot Dogs were originally priced so low, that customers were hesitant to trust their quality. In response, the founder paid locals to wear white lab coats to fool the public into thinking that doctors from Coney Island Hospital were eating the hot dogs. nytimes.com/2016/07/24/ny…
The Australian coat of arms uses the kangaroo and emu, the 2 native animals that physically can’t move backwards peo.gov.au/image-library/…
Jim Henson made the original Kermit puppet using his mom's coat and two halves of a table tennis ball. americanhistory.si.edu/bl…
Today I learned about the small island of Tristan da Cunha 3000 miles off the coast of South Africa | The permanent population is 250, but they have a passport, coat of arms, anthem and flag. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
β€œWhite Coat Hypertension” is a syndrome where one's blood pressure rises slightly when visiting one's doctor and not in other settings. It is caused by anxiety or other stressors, and it doesn't translate to a more general hypertension, but can increase risk of heart diseases. healthline.com/health/whi…
A UK zoo banned visitors from wearing animal print clothes because it confuses the animals. "If someone wears the same pattern to the animal's coat they can become over friendly," a zoo spokesperson said. telegraph.co.uk/news/eart…
The Cullinan, the largest gem quality rough diamond ever found at 3,107 carats, was carried from London to Amsterdam to be cut by Abraham Asscher in his coat pocket. To ward off thieves, the British Royal Navy sent empty boxes across the Atlantic. The captain had no idea his cargo was a decoy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cul…
The coat of arms of Appenzell, Switzerland depicts a bear with brightly colored penis. When a printer from another canton forgot to print the penis in 1579, it nearly started a war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piz…
...There is a church in the Czech Republic where 40,000 skeletons decorate the church. Skeleton chandeliers, coats of arms, bone garlands etc atlasobscura.com/places/s…
Some mines are set to explode in response to changes in magnetic and acoustic fields. Sailors on minesweepers are not allowed to have wire coat-hangers because they could kill their magnetic signature and set off a mine. stripes.com/news/u-s-mili…
Breeding two dogs with merle coats should be avoided due to the increased likelihood of predisposed congenital defects. dogster.com/lifestyle/dog…
β€œslip a sable under the tree, for me,” is in reference to an expensive fur coat, now valued at almost $100k. neimanmarcus.com/p/tsouka…
The girl in the red coat from Schindler's List was told by Spielberg to not watch the film until she was 18. She watched it at 11 and was traumatized. She watched it again at 18 and understood "Spielberg was right: I had to grow up to watch the film." moviefone.com/2013/12/15/…
Contrary to common belief, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, was not wearing a women's dress, but his gray frock coat, trousers, riding boots, and spurs when he was captured by Union soldiers. americanheritage.com/cont…
After having his hat shot from his head, bullets tear through his coat, and two horses shot from under him George Washington was able to ride 40 miles through darkness to summon reinforcements while suffering from a severe case of dysentery. doctorzebra.com/prez/g01.…
After finally receiving a settlement from Yoko, Julian Lennon has become a John Lennon memorabilia collector. He paid 30,000 pounds for the coat Lennon wore on the cover of Magical Mystery Tour. "The irony isn't lost on me that I am using his money to buy back his things." music.yahoo.com/blogs/sto…
:In 1923 Enzo Ferrari won a race in Ravenna where he met the Countess Paolina, mother of Francesco Baracca, an ace of the Italian air force who died during WW1 and used to paint a horse on the side of his planes .In his honor, Enzo Ferrari decided to take the rampant horse as his coat of arms en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
The Great Pyrenees Sheepdog is born in the sheepfold, and from 2 months old he will sleep, eat and live with the sheep he will be guarding. His thick white coat allows him to be accepted by the sheepfold as a fellow sheep. ariege.com/en/discover-ar…
When casting Oliwia Dabrowska as 'The Girl In the Red Coat' in Schindler's List, Steve Spielberg asked her not to watch the film until she eighteen. She watched it when she turned eleven and was horrified. theobserver.ca/2013/03/05…
Today I learned of English navigator William Strickland, who, in 1550, introduced the turkey into England, and was granted a coat of arms including a "turkey-cock in his pride proper". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Today I learned of Frederick Mors, who wore a white lab coat, referred to himself as "Herr Doktor", and killed at least eight elderly patients in 1914-15. He escaped from an insane asylum at age 26 and was never heard from again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
The official coat of arms for the US 40th Cavalry Regiment features a dinosaur wielding a flaming sword en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40t…
When a domestic pig gets out into the wild, it will revert to a wild state in a matter of months, growing tusks, a hairy coat and becoming more aggressive. blog.mlive.com/flintjourn…
Sean Connery single handedly beat 4 men in a night club while Michael Caine held his coat. mi6-hq.com/news/index.php…
Today I learned about a town in Austria called "Judenburg" (Jew's Borough) that has a Jewish man on their coat of arms en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
During the Revolutionary War, fife and drum players would wear colors opposite from what their regiment wore in order to be easily distinguished as an unarmed musician. If a continental soldier fighting in the war had a blue coat with red cuffs, a musician would wear a red coat with blue cuffs. fifeanddrum.army.mil/kids…
The hair of a sloth is a complex ecosystem hosting algae (which provide camouflage) and "sloth moths". In return for hosting these insects in its coat, the sloth has an edible garden of algae that the moths help fertilize en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
Tabby cat is a type of cat coat pattern, not a breed of cat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
The motto on the United Kingdom's coat of arms is in French en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
When Turkey objected to the inclusion of Mount Ararat located on Turkish territory on Armenian's soviet coat of arms Nikita Khrushchev replied "Why do you have a moon depicted on your flag? After all, the moon doesn't belong to Turkey" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
Henry David Thoreau, essayist, naturalist, abolitionist, and philosopher, re-engineered pencil manufacturing by emulating the mixture of graphite and clay used to coat crucibles, before leaving to write Walden nypl.org/blog/2017/03/29/…
The Iberian ribbed newt, when threatened, will puncture its sides with its own ribs. At the same time, a poison secretes and coats the ribs. wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberia…
Another assassination attempt to kill Hitler and high Nazi officials were made with explosive devices in the assassins coat pockets on a 10 minute timer during a tour, but failed due to Hitler leaving early only to give the assassin a few seconds to defuse the bomb before exploding en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rud…
In 2008, test subjects could not tell the difference between audio played through Monster Cables and audio played through coat hangers. consumerist.com/2008/03/d…
In a study, medical residents were asked if they would consider wearing a pharmaceutical company advertising patch on their lab coat for $100 annually and only 13% said they would. Upon emptying their pockets, 97% were carrying pharmaceutically branded materials. www2.massgeneral.org/phar…
At the height of the fur trade, more than 60% of all goods traded were blankets. Point blankets became the standard for measuring trade items and were used for bedding, clothing, room dividers, outerwear robes and handmade wrap-style coats. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…

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