Nikola Tesla was only 35 years old when he patented the Tesla Coil and became an American citizen the same year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nik…
The 1886 Benz Motorwagen used the Benz 954 cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine with trembler coil ignition. This new engine produced 2⁄3 horsepower at 250 rpm in the Patent-Motorwagen, although later test showed it to be capable of .9 hp at 400 rpm volocars.com/vehicles/132…
There is fountain in Chicago called β€˜shit fountain’. The artist created a giant bronze coil of feces as both a tribute to doggie defecation and a reminder to pick it up. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
To refine uranium for the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima, huge coils for electro magnets were needed, and when people in charge couldn't find enough copper, because of the war, a creative solution was provided and tons of silver were borrowed from the USA national treasury to make them. insidescience.org/news/si…
Australian sheepdog named "Coil" won the prestigious 1898 Sydney Trials with a perfect score using only 3 legs after breaking one of his forelegs the previous night. paulineconolly.com/2018/a…
Today I learned about Jeremy, the snail with a rare genetic mutation which caused its shell to coil counterclockwise. Due to the unique positioning of its reproductive body parts, it couldn't mate with other snails and there was a search to find another 'lefty' snail en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
Ice-cubes shrink over time inside of a frost-free freezer because of a process known as sublimation. A heating coil activates on a timer to prevent ice buildup on the freezer coil, this allows enough hot air to enter the food storage area for ice cubes to sublimate but not enough to thaw food. reference.com/science/ice…
Most traffic light sensors are not weight-based, but magnetic coils that sense the metal of your vehicle through inductionβ€”easier with cars than motorcycles youtu.be/VsZIYj7evaA?t=60
Charles Steinmetz, the Wizard of Schenectady, listened to a problem generator for two days before marking a spot and telling engineers to replace sixteen windings from a field coil. He itemized the $10,000 invoice thusly: Marking spot - $1; Knowing where to mark - $9,999. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The town of Mundare in Alberta, Canada has a 42' tall statue of a sausage coil atlasobscura.com/places/t…
Alexander Graham Bell developed the metal detector as a last ditch effort to locate a bullet lodged in the chest of American President James Garfield in 1881; the attempt was unsuccessful because the metal coil spring bed Garfield was lying on confused the detector. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
Pickups on an electric guitar work because of electromagnetic induction. Magnets in the pickup magnetize the string, as the string oscillates it induces a current in the copper coil of the pickup. animagraffs.com/how-an-el…
The Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL team) installed two Tesla coils in its stadium in 2011, just so they could shoot lightning whenever they scored a goal. sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog…
Tesla invented the Tesla coil, a device essential to sending and receiving radio waves. But in 1895, a fire destroyed Tesla's lab as he prepared to send a radio signal approximately 50 miles (80 km) to West Point, N.Y. Marconi relied on Tesla's work won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1909 science.howstuffworks.com…
In WWII the British outfitted several planes with 50ft magnetic coils to detonate naval mines from the air. historyofwar.org/articles…
When snakes slither, they're actually lifting parts of their body off the ground a tiny amount, and are effectively "walking" on their coils. Even accounting for this, mathematical models of snake movement can only account for ~90% of their top speed, the final ~10% being a mystery nsf.gov/news/special_repo…
Amalie Arena has 2 Tesla coils installed for the Tampa Bay Lightning (Hockey team) youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZY0…
Phil Morgese, a single dad who was given full custody of his young daughter, taught himself how to do her hair, and started a free bi-weekly class to teach other dads and daughters how to do everything from detangle long locks to coil hair into buns. people.com/human-interest…
Humbucker (double coil) pickups get their name because they "buck the hum," or cancel out the interference, of coil pickups. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
In 1850 engineer Ellis S. Chesbrough was credited to make the Chicago's sewer system. Because Chicago is flat to the surface and couldn't dig under, he used coils that were used to lift trains, to lift literally every building in Chicago, so that he can build the sewer system under them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell…
Metallica used 4 giant Tesla Coils during a live concert. To prevent the coils from destroying all the electronic equipment, engineers switched from a digital distribution system to analog. However the coils still managed to take out the PA system during the performance. youtube.com/watch?v=c1m4_…
I learnt that spider silk can stay taut even when compressed up to 95% due to droplets of liquid silk that enable it to coil in on itself, giving it the properties of an elastic solid and a liquid. sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
There was a Smoking Lounge on the Hindenburg. "The smoking room was equipped with an electric lighter, similar to the kind of glowing coil that was once standard issue in automobiles" aei.org/publication/marke…
The ignition coil, like the spark plug, was invented by Tesla. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ign…
Most (>90%) snail shells coil in a right-handed fashion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
The terms "core memory" and "core dump" in modern processors are named after magnetic-core memory, an early storage system that used tiny magnets floating inside coils of wire to store a single bit each. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
Boa Constrictors have an Innate ability to sense its prey's heartbeat. This allows them to adjust their coils accordingly. If it senses a heartbeat, the snake will constrict with 2x as much pressure, then if it feels no heartbeat. rsbl.royalsocietypublishi…
John Steinbeck once said of the Model T Ford: "Two generations of Americans knew more about the Ford coil than about the clitoris" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Anacondas kill prey by wrapping several coils around the creature, waiting for it to exhale, and with each exhalation, the anaconda tightens its coils so the creature cannot re-draw breath, asphyxiating prey much faster and effectively. junglephotos.com/amazon/a…
Most plastic zippers don't have individual "teeth." Each side of the the zipper is one continuous coil of plastic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coi…
BjΓΆrk used a Tesla Coil as an instrument in the track Thunderbolt on her Biophilia album en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bio…
The word "coil" in the phrase "mortal coil" is derived from 16th Century English and refers to tumult or trouble rather than something curled up. The word was coined repeatedly and has many other meanings including "a mound of hay", "a pen for hens" and "the breech of a gun". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
People living near the 500 kilowatt transmitter of WLW radio picked up the signal on the metal coils of mattress and boxed bedsprings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/700…
Alexander Graham Bell developed one of the first metal detectors in an attempt to locate a bullet lodged in President Garfield's chest. While the detector worked correctly, he could not find the bullet because Garfield was lying on a bed with metal coil springs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
Burmese Pythons incubate their eggs, actively raising the temperature within their coils by "hiccupping" nationalzoo.si.edu/animal…
Mary Surratt was the first woman in the United States to be sentenced to death (for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln) and the noose maker only put 5 loops(coils) in her noose instead of 8 because he was tired and didn't believe the gov would really hang a woman en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…
The most powerful DC magnet in the world has 5 coils working together, and each core takes 6 months to build. youtube.com/watch?v=QGytW…
You are able to create music with tesla coils. The coils are firing at such a high frequency that the sparks create sound waves as they fly through the air. youtu.be/hgll-XTqcS4
The reason for the aluminum peel-able seals on bottles/containers is that manufacturers use induction coils to heat the aluminum, sealing both the container and cap to the aluminium. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Modern LEDs are so efficient and often generate so little heat, that some are installed with a heating coil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lig…
The best, and easiest way to coil a cable, without damaging it. Do it properly, people! youtube.com/watch?v=3j1Wd…
The word for Sega Dreamcast in Chinese is "Mosquito Coil" (θšŠι¦™) because the logo is shaped like a mosquito coil. chinesehacks.com/fun/retr…
The Enterprise from the original Star Trek series had its design inspired by an electric stove coil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
The band ArcAttack uses "Singing Tesla Coils" in their performances en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Ice makers have an (often uncovered) heating coil to free the ice before kicking it into the bin. home.howstuffworks.com/ic…
One of the largest Tesla Coils in the world is open to the public thegeekgroup.org/2012/01/…
Freezer coils have a warming cycle so they don't freeze. This is why foods that are in a freezer for too many cycles can get freezerburned realestate.com/advice/fre…
Paul McCartney nearly quit the Beatles to work as a coil-winder business-standard.com/art…
Lambeau Field has not been frozen during a football game since it was dubbed the β€œfrozen tundra” more than 40 years ago. In 1967 Coach Vince Lombardi oversaw the installation of electric coils that zig-zagged under the turf like wires in an electric blanket. nytimes.com/2012/01/14/sp…
A zeusaphone is a musical instrument that uses a tesla coil to create notes for the music youtube.com/watch?v=ep1r0…

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