In Western dress codes, technically a black-tie event is still only 'semi-formal', as fully formal dress is 'white-tie', which for men requires a coat with tails. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Royal Mail paints their post boxes a coat of pink for protection/preparation first, before applying a coat of the iconic red. dailyrecord.co.uk/ayrshir…
Some dentists recommend brushing your teeth before breakfast because doing so after may coat your teeth with remnants of acidic food which weakens your enamel deltadental.com/grinmag/u…
In the away team dressing room at Chelsea FC's stadium, the coat-hangers are very high up to strain the players' limbs; the tactics board is at the back of the door, which is a fire exit and must stay open; and the mirrors give players the impression of being smaller than they actually are uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/…
Julia Child used to work for the OSS - the predecessor to the CIA - during WWII. She was part of a team that worked on creating a shark repellent that would coat explosives aimed at German U-Boats. cia.gov/stories/story/jul…
In 2007 astronaut Lisa Nowak was arrested after driving 900 miles from Houston to Orlando to confront her romantic rival. In her car was a BB gun, a trench coat, rope, trash bags, a knife and a black wig. She also wore special astronaut diapers so she wouldn’t have to stop to use the bathroom. houstonpublicmedia.org/ar…
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 Confederate General Joseph Johnston was one of the pallbearers at the funeral of Union General William Sherman. Since the funeral took place outside during a cold, rainy day, someone offered Johnston a coat, which he denied. He would die ten days later from pneumonia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The shaggy coat of sloths are host to symbiotic green algae which camouflages the sloth in trees and provides it nutrients. The green color of the algae makes sloths the only green mammal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
Today I learned about the Buffalo Soldiers, all-black regiments formed after the Civil War. Active during the Indian Wars, the 10th Cavalry were first nicknamed "Buffalo Soldiers" by Native Americans who thought the men were fierce fighters whose hair resembled a buffalo's coat. nps.gov/chyo/learn/histor…
Ritter Sport is called that because it was designed to fit into the pocket of a sport coat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rit…
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 Coat of Arms for the Holy See changes during a Papal vacancy. The Papal Tiara is replaced by an Umbraculum, representing the temporary rule from a designated cardinal called the Camerlengo. The CoA is used for a minimum of 12 days before a Papal Conclave can convene to elect a new Pope. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
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/…
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…
Today I learned of Salyut 7: After a series of cascading failures, many thought the Soviet Salyut 7 space station was dead forever. But two cosmonauts wearing winter hats and thick coats revived the sub-zero spacecraft, giving it 6 more years of life. astronomy.com/news/2020/1…
The Coat of Arms for Ecuador has Zodiac signs in it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
"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…
A group of audiophiles were unable to tell the difference between music transmitted over monster cables vs a coat hanger. gizmodo.com/363154/audiop…
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…
JFK was the first president to receive a coat of arms from a foreign power (Ireland) americanheraldry.org/hera…
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
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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