In The silver fox domestication experiment, the tamest foxes were selected to be bred, generation after generation, to see what happened: they became very tame very fast, developed floppy ears and curly tails, and some got mottled coats, just like other domesticated animals. evolution-outreach.biomed…
The loris is the only known venomous primate. They create the venom using a secretion from glands at their elbows, which becomes venomous when mixed with their saliva. The mother will coat the babies in this venom to deter predators so that she can forage for food. animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
The reason why the unicorn on the UK's royal coat of arms is chained, but the lion isn't, is that according to legend a free unicorn was a very dangerous animal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
In 1937, upon meeting Hitler, Viscount Halifax thought he was a footman and handed him his coat upon arrival. A long and barbed meeting with the FΓΌhrer then ensued. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
People scored higher in a mental agility test while wearing a lab coat that they believed was a doctor's coat. The effect was not there when they believed the same white coat was a painter's coat. The study showed that we embody associations we have with particular clothes. sciencedirect.com/science…
Today I learned of the β€œBuckskin Girl” murdered 40 years ago, and unable to be identified but named after her coat. In 2017 an unrefrigerated lab vial of her blood was successfully DNA analysed. Her mother was located still living in the same house, refusing to move or change phone numbers hoping for her return en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA…
Civil rights legend John Lewis once attended Comic-Con dressed as himself during the March on Selma. He led the children in a march around the convention center wearing the same kind of coat and backpack as he did at Selma. businessinsider.com/john-…
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…
A giraffes coat pattern and colour varies depending on what region in Africa they come from vividmaps.com/regional-ma…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
Calico cats are almost exclusively female except under rare genetic conditions will a male emerge. A calico cat is not to be confused with a tortoiseshell, which has a mostly mottled coat of black/orange or grey/cream with relatively few to no white markings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
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…
"Plus Ultra" is on Spain's flag and coat of arms. It's a reversal of the Latin phrase "Non plus ultra" (Nothing further beyond) supposedly on the Pillars of Hercules at the Strait of Gibraltar. The motto ("Further beyond") was adopted after Columbus' discovery of the Americas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plu…
No one is 100% sure where the first white coat came into the picture or who exactly designed it, but it is clear that the white coat became synonymous with portraying the doctor as a clean, safe source of authority in the new-and-improved medical field and that image has never really left. medelita.com/blog/why-doc…
The 9th president of the USA William Henry Harrison, contracted and subsequently died of pneumonia after performing A exhausting 8,445 word speech in subzero conditions with no coat or gloves for warmth. history.com/this-day-in-h…
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…
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…
JFK was the first president to receive a coat of arms from a foreign power (Ireland) americanheraldry.org/hera…
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 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…
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
A group of audiophiles were unable to tell the difference between music transmitted over monster cables vs a coat hanger. gizmodo.com/363154/audiop…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
In a cat's DNA, only seven genes determine coat color. theperfectcat.com/home/co…
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…
If a pregnant cat is sick or stressed during pregnancy, her kittens can be born with "fever coat". brucethecat.co.nz/blog/fe…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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