Rolls Royce uses the leather of 15 to 18 Bulls per car, raised in cold climates to prevent marks from insect bites. Cows aren't used because they might have stretch marks from pregnancies. thehogring.com/2011/03/22…
Shoveling snow is a known cause for heart attacks - the increase in blood pressure combined with cold air constricting arteries creates the right environment for it to happen. bbc.com/news/blogs-magazi…
Humans can hear the difference between hot and cold water being poured. This is because the viscosity of water will go down as temperature increases. npr.org/2014/07/05/328842…
The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster could have been even more catastrophic, but 2000 workers at the sister Fukushima II Plant succeeded in stabilizing their reactors and achieving cold shut down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuk…
First, Second, and Third World referred to political affiliations during the cold war (NATO, Warsaw, Unaffiliated) and not about the strength of a country's economy. history.com/.amp/news/why…
In WWII , scientists at the Vavilov Institute of Plant protected the seeds from the threats of cold, hungry residents of the besieged city, rats, and their own hunger. 28 of the botanists died of starvation, protecting their collection Today invaluably stored at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault theconversation.com/the-t…
Several years ago there was somehow a common cold outbreak at a research base in Antarctica after 17 weeks of complete isolation. No cause was found. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Canada made an actual flying saucer during the cold war youtube.com/watch?v=opD86…
During the cold war, both the United States and the USSR had designated 'Signal Cities' in the opposing countries that, in the event of an escalation of hostilities, would be nuked to indicate strong resolve. It was called 'nuclear signaling'. Kiev and Boston were the cities. getpocket.com/explore/ite…
During the Cold War, Soviet Union compiled a ultra meticulous map of Washington DC that are far more detailed than typical city maps we are all familiar with including details like precise width of roads, load-bearing capacity of bridges and location of water reservoir and pumping stations architectofthecapital.org…
During the Cold War, an American CIA agent devised a psychological warfare plan to drop very large condoms labelled "medium" to intimidate and demoralize the Soviet troops. The plan was not executed. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
Antartica has a native insect species the Antarctic Midge, Belgica Antarctica. The species has been for around 30 million years and has adapted to surviving the cold, it is the technically the largest land animal on the contient and has the tiniest genome of any insect. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The US Army’s secret unit, Project Stargate, investigated paranormal activity for 3 Cold War decades, including using psychic powers to spy on & locate the enemy during warfare independent.co.uk/life-st…
Linus Pauling, the extremely smart scientist who claimed Vitamin C would treat the common cold, prolong your life, and cure cancer, died in 1994 due to prostate cancer, a disease that he said vitamins would cure. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Today I learned about Atomic Vets that were soldiers secretly exposed to nuclear weapons by the US during the cold war npr.org/2020/01/25/799295…
People show bias toward personal stories over scientific facts in the face of medical emergencies. People tend to become emotionally charged when they perceive themselves under threat this leads them to dismiss cold, hard facts aqwebs.com/why-people-bel…
Sleeping in a cold room can help you slim down! A study shows sleeping in a 66 degree room (Fahrenheit) can help increase your fat burning ability by 10 percent! nih.gov/news-events/nih-r…
Today I learned of the Brazilian Ant Forelius pusillus, which each night sends a few ants to completely conceal and protect the colony’s entrance. Those ants, stuck outside in the cold and the wind, wander away from the nest to die during the night sacrificing themselves for the greater good. discovermagazine.com/plan…
Ceiling fans should turn counter-clockwise in the summer and clockwise(on low) in the winter for maximum comfort in hot and cold. delmarfans.com/educate/ba…
Louise Fletcher (Nurse Ratchet in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) was so upset that the other actors could laugh and be happy while she had to be so cold and heartless that near the end of production she removed her dress and stood in only her panties to prove she was not a cold-hearted monster gointothestory.blcklst.co…
[] that in the 1940's, the US built some locomotives for the USSR. When they were never delivered due to the cold war, they went to US railroads and became some of the most powerful engines of the day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
Today I learned about the secret bunker at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia that was meant to house Congress in case of a nuclear fallout during the Cold War atomicheritage.org/histor…
The coldest temperature recorded was -144Β°F in Vostok Antartica. Humans can’t inhale air that cold for more than a few breathsβ€”it would cause your lungs to hemorrhage. Russian scientists ducking out to check on the weather station would wear masks that warmed the air before they breath in. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Today I learned about Mary Bell an 11 year old girl who murdered two small boys in cold blood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Sandwich (the food) was probably named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. He was a gambler who ate slices of cold meat between bread at the gaming table during marathon sessions rather than get up for a proper meal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The extra layer of skin over the eye of 90% Asiatic people is called the "epicanthic fold" and is theorized to have evolved as a protection against cold and snow blindness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epi…
The James Webb Space Telescope has gold-plating on its mirrors because the mirrors are made of poorly-reflective beryllium able to withstand cold. nasa.gov/topics/technolog…
A Starbucks Venti size differs for hot (20 oz) and cold (24 oz) drinks. Grande (16 oz) and Tall (12 oz) sizes remain the same for hot and cold drinks. customerservice.starbucks…
Honey bees keep their hives at a constant temperature around 33C. If its too cold they generate heat by flexing their muscles, and if its too hot then they vent hot air by fanning their wings arnia.co.uk/temperature-a…
The year 1816 is known as the "year without summer" due to the volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia which resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, a global temperature drop of up to 3 degrees Celsius and unusually cold and wet conditions sweeping across Europe and North America. edition.cnn.com/2019/09/1…
A puppy of Soviet space dog Strelka, the first animal to safely return from orbit, was given to president Kennedy by Khrushchev. The puppy grew up and became the mate of JFK's dog Charlie. The cold war couple went on to have 4 pups themselves, dubbed the "Pupniks". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sov…
During the Cold War, Soviet military cartographers carried out one of the greatest mapping ventures of all time by producing thousands of detailed maps of terrain and local landmarks of almost the entire world nationalgeographic.com/ne…
In parts of New Jersey a Sloppy Joe refers to a cold cut sandwich on rye with coleslaw and Russian dressing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
Today I learned of heat death, where the universe will eventually turn into a cold void with no interactions between particles, its ultimate death realclearscience.com/blog…
Over 11 million Getty images, forming the Bettmann Archive, is preserved inside a cold, heavily guarded limestone mine, hundreds of feet beneath the ground, near Pittsburgh. atlasobscura.com/articles…
At a summit in Geneva during the Cold War, President Reagan asked President Gorbachev, β€œIf we were invaded by aliens, would you support us?” Gorbachev said that he would. Reagan replied he would too. sofrep.com/news/sofrep-x-…
The YMCA gave Dr Naismith 2 weeks to invent what would become basketball in 1891 in order to have an indoor "athletic distraction" to keep rowdy youth busy in the cold New England winter months en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YMC…
The screaming guy in the song "big enough" is Jimmy Barnes, Australian rockstar and former lead singer of the Australian rock band "Cold Chissel" youtu.be/rvrZJ5C_Nwg
Today I learned of Agafia Lykov, a hermit who lived in Siberian wilderness for all of her 75+ yrs. Her family lived in isolation 'til in her 35 yrs, geologist stumbled upon their dwelling place. She's the last surviving family member, in 1988 to present, she lived alone in the cold mountainside of Khakassia siberiantimes.com/other/o…
Today I learned about Vinnytsia, a town in Ukraine that was built as a fake American small town to train Russian spies during the Cold War. It Even included a population of retired deep cover agents to pretend to be American policeman and grocery store clerks. youtube.com/watch?v=Obzqv…
BAPE's name is supposed to be a dig at their customers. It means "A Bathing Ape in Lukewarm Water" - the lukewarm water implies that someone's been bathing too long and the water got cold, referencing the lazy opulence of the brand's customers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_B…
Despite being an equatorial, tropical country, there are permanent glaciers in The Republic of the Congo. The Rwenzori mountains reach upwards of 16,000 feet in elevation, allowing temperatures cold enough to allow snow accumulation and glacier formation year round en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwe…
The Common Cold is not a single virus. It actually refers to a collection of over 200 virus strains, with rhinoviruses being the most common. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Though it is common to sneeze during a cold or flu, very frequent sneezing is often due to allergies tylenol.ca/symptoms/Upper…
NASA was founded about a year after the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik, an artificial satellite and the first human made object to ever enter orbit, because it terrified the United States that this would give the USSR significant ground in the Cold War history.nasa.gov/sputnik/
In 1946, George Kennan, then USA's deputy head of mission in Moscow, sent a 8000 worded "Long Telegram", which became the basis of US approach towards USSR is the Cold War. He warned US of Kremlin's expansionist dreams, which, if unchecked, would shatter the principals on which US stands. history.com/this-day-in-h…
There are 480 million tiny needles in Earth's orbit. They were placed there in 1963 during the cold war as part of Project Westford to facilitate global communication en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
CBS crime drama "Cold Case" takes place in the same fictional universe as the CSI franchise and "Without a Trace". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Ben Rich, legendary Skunk Works engineer behind the propulsion system of the SR-71 Blackbird and creator of the F-117 Nighthawk, adopted the alias β€œBen Dover” in order to protect the top secret operations of designing Cold War-era stealth aircraft. britannica.com/biography/…
Today I learned of Ina Koenig, a German kindergarten teacher who jumped down a 75-foot mine shaft when one of her 3-year-old students accidentally fell down it. It was filled with cold water. For more than 2 hours, she kept the child’s head above the deluge, saving his life, until helped arrived. growingyourbaby.com/teach…
In Kuwait in 1991, ten Iraqi soldiers surrendered to two American journalists that they came across. They were cold and underfed and had buried their guns. They wanted to be taken prisoner so they could get food and water. The journalists obliged and then took them to a Saudi army unit. danfesperman.com/dispatch…
Sunflower (Helianthus tuberosus) root, also called Jersualem artichokes or Sunchokes, are native to North America. Native Americans were first to cultivate sunflower roots for food. Resists cold, drought, wind. The roots contain inulin, which is firmly established to decrease blood cholesterol. epdf.pub/biology-and-chem…
Titan (Saturn’s largest moon) has an atmosphere so dense, you wouldn’t need a spacesuit to walk on the surface. However, you would still need an oxygen mask and protection from the extreme cold (-290F/-179C). solarsystem.nasa.gov/moon…
Lego bricks helped solve a twenty-three year old cold case murder in 2014. The murderer allowed his child to play with the bricks in another room while murdering his victim, and fingerprints on a brick that was left behind allowed the police to connect the dots to the killer. abcnews.go.com/US/lego-fi…
In some countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, and parts of Hungary) there is a traditional Easter Whipping. Men spank women with special handmade whips on Easter Monday. If men arrive at women's houses after 12:00, women throw a bucket of cold water on them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
Children (and adults) in the US were tattooed with their ABO Blood group and Rhesus factor(Rh) by schools in the 1950s. With Cold War at its peak, children were included in this program to cover potential shortages in blood banks in case of a Soviet Union attack. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Cold sores are a symptom of herpes, 90% of the world's adults have HSV-1 (Herpes Simplex Virus) that is closely related to the one that causes genital herpes HSV-2. Cold sores can be contagious even if no sores are visible. mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
Deglazing: What it Is and Why To Do It. Deglazing is a fancy and intimidating word that means to pour some cold liquid into a very hot pan to get up all the brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Those brown bits are where all the flavors are, and it is called β€œfond.” reluctantgourmet.com/degl…
On cold winter nights, Black-Capped Chickadees can reduce their body temperature by as much as 10 to 12 Β°C. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
The Kuwae volcanic eruption affected the entire world. During the final siege of Constantinople the city's gardens failed and it was racked by a thunderstorm. There were crop failures in Sweden, the Chinese recorded countless died of cold and famine, and Mexican codices record frosts in fall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuw…
You cannot catch a cold by getting cold. Wet hair, or being wet, will not increase your chances of becoming ill with cold or flu. youtube.com/watch?v=WKtWE…
The ham, salami, and bologna on Subway’s Cold Cut Combo sandwich are all actually made of turkey. subway.com/en-US/MenuNutr…
; NZ still shears around half a million sheep by blade. The extra wool left using this method keeps the animal warmer during the cold winters. rnz.co.nz/national/progra…
There is a sequel to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", called "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator". It features space travel, Cold War politics, aliens, and Charlie's grandparents abusing drugs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The UK has its very own coral reef - off the the coast of Cornwall is an 8000 year old cold water coral reef. jncc.gov.uk/our-work/the-…
22c/71.6f is a cold spell in malaysia straitstimes.com/asia/se-…
Platypus venom causes excruciating pain that can last for months on end, which cannot be relieved with conventional painkillers. Not even morphine works against it. The venom causes victims to become nauseated, suffer from cold sweats, and can even cause muscles to waste away. slate.com/technology/2015…
Today I learned of Da Shuhua, a Chinese tradition tossing molten iron onto cold bricks to create a dazzling light show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das…
Today I learned of Project A119 - a US Cold War plan to nuke the moon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
There is at least 50 nukes lost in the world since the end of the cold war spiegel.de/international/…
Water droplets expelled my the mouth become airborne more easily in cold, dry conditions. This partially explains why the spread of viruses tends to be seasonal. bbc.com/future/article/20…
Today I learned of "Dogwood Winters" in which late April - early May cold snaps are common. Farmers would predict these by whether or not the Dogwood trees had bloomed, and use this to determine when it would be safe to plant their crops. farmersalmanac.com/what-i…
The Boreal Chickadee adapts to cold climate by lowering its body temperature from 108Β°F (42Β°C) to 85Β°F (29Β°C) in order to conserve their fat storage. audubon.org/news/how-does…
The motto, "In God We Trust," is not the original motto of the United States. During the Cold War, it was changed from "E Pluribus Unum" ("from many, one") in an effort to differentiate the United States from atheistic communism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
During the cold war, the Soviets fired a machine gun in space. It was a defensive weapon on a secret space-spy-lab and was fired remotely after all personnel departed. The results have not been released. popularmechanics.com/mili…
At the start of the 1539 siege of Vienna by the Ottomans, their leader, Suleiman I, was so sure of his victory that he boasted that he would be having breakfast in Vienna cathedral within 14 days. 14 days later, the Austrians sent him a letter, telling him his breakfast was getting cold. explorethearchive.com/aus…
Rudolf Mößbauer, age 32, won the 1961 Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of the Mößbauer effect named after him. During the Cold War he was one of the first to organize Seminars with Soviet physicists, long before this became feasible for US colleagues accademiascienze.va/conte…
In 2014, The New York Times reported that "In the decades after World War II, the C.I.A. and other United States agencies employed at least a thousand Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, as recently as the 1990s, concealed the government’s ties to some still living in America. nytimes.com/2014/10/27/us…
Today I learned of Project West Ford, a semi-successful Cold War attempt to construct an artificial ionosphere comprised of space needles in Earth's orbit to assist in military communications. history.nasa.gov/SP-4217/…
During the cold war Fred Rogers appeared as a guest on a Soviet Television Program called "Good Night Little Ones" youtube.com/watch?v=4a247…
Bees don't poop in the hive. Over the winter, it builds up because they stay out of the cold. On warm winter days, they will all fly out at the same time on what are called "cleansing flights." mudsongs.org/category/beh…
Today I learned about the Nigerian Civil War, where the US, UK, and the Soviet Union were supporting the same side during the cold war, while China, France, and West Germany were supporting the other side en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nig…
Most homes in California don't have basements. This is because basements are primarily for keeping pipes below the frost line so they don't freeze when it's cold out. Warm climates don't have this problem, thus no need for a basement. finehomebuilding.com/1998…
During the Korean War, hundreds of American pilots fought and died in a hot aerial war with the Soviet Union, which flew 75% of all fighter missions in support of North Korea. This was kept secret by both countries until the end of the Cold War to avoid pressure for confrontation. questia.com/read/1P3-4369…
The Turkish Straits crisis was an opening salvo of the Cold War, as the Soviet Union tried to take over two key channels in order to control Black Sea naval traffic. Stalin threatened to invade Turkey from the Balkans, prompting the Truman Doctrine of capitalist aid that put the country in NATO en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
The studio tapes for Billy Joel's first album, 'Cold Spring Harbor,' were transferred to vinyl at a higher speed which made both the music and Joel’s voice sound higher-pitched than normal ultimateclassicrock.com/b…
"The vacuum of space is cold" is a myth. If you're in total darkness at the coldest spot in the known universe, the vacuum of space can get down to -454 ΒΊF. But in sunlight near Earth, temperatures can swing to a boiling 250 ΒΊF. That's why astronauts wear reflective white spacesuits. science.nasa.gov/science-…
The phrase "[murdered] in cold blood" doesn't refer to someone being cruel. It refers to the killer having had time to think over the crime and still do it in a calculated way. As opposed to doing it in the "heat of passion", their blood had time to cool before they committed the crime. dictionary.findlaw.com/de…
During cold war, CIA conducted a $350 million cost secret project in 1974 called Project Azorian to recover a soviet submarine K-129 sunken in 1968 in the Pacific Ocean. It recovered only 1/3rd of the submarine, but the research lead to great advances in deep ocean drilling and mining. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Today I learned of Qian Xuesen, a Chinese rocket scientist and mathematician, who worked on the Manhattan Project during WW2 to help America build the world's first atomic bomb. During the Cold War, he was accused of being a communist and fled America to China, where he helped China build its first atomic bomb. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qia…
1 cup (3.5 oz / 100 grams) of raw elderberries contain 3 milligrams of Cyanide - this is 3% of the estimated fatal dose for a 130 pound (60 kg) person. Yet the raw berries are made into syrup and gummies to treat flu and cold symptoms. Theoretically - 7.3 pounds (3,3 kg) can kill you. pedia10.com/health/nutrit…
"cold sore" is just another name for "herpes labialis", a type of infection by the herpes simplex virus that affects primarily the lip. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Today I learned of the theory of New World degeneracy, an 18th century scientific theory stating that because North America was a cold and wet climate, all species found there were weak, shriveled, and diminished. Thomas Jefferson devoted the longest chapter in his only published book to debunking that idea. slate.com/technology/2012…
The 1st trip to the South Pole was a secretive mission. 34 days later 5 men reached the South Pole to realize they were they too late to be first ... On the return trip they all died of starvation and extreme cold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Scandinavians are adamant about letting their children nap outside, even in cold weather. Parents report that babies take longer and deeper naps when they sleep comfortably bundled up outside. amp.timeinc.net/time/4968…
Reagan and Gorbachev Agreed to Pause the Cold War in Case of an Alien Invasion smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
During the Cold War, US had four B-52 bomber aircraft armed with thermonuclear weapons, flying continuously routes to points on the USSR border. Overseas missile technology wasn't ready yet and US need to ensure fast retaliation to guarantee mutual destruction in case of a USSR attack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
When King Charles I was executed in 1649, he wore warm clothing so that he would not β€œshiver in the cold and look afraid to the audience.” bbc.com/news/education-51…
On average, supermarket apples are 9-12 months old when they reach the stores. Picked slightly unripe, apples are treated with 1-methylcyclopropene, waxed and boxed, then stacked and kept in cold storage. foodrenegade.com/your-app…
Between 1958 and 1962 during the Cold War, both the Soviet Union and the United States conducted Nuclear weapons tests in outer space (100 km from sea level), and the largest one was Starfish Prime. In 1967, the Outer Space Treaty banned the stationing and use of nuclear weapons in space. wikipedia.org/wiki/High-a…

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