Less than a quarter of U.S. workers report using math any more complicated than basic fractions and percentages during the course of their jobs. Blue-collar workers generally do more advanced math than their white-collar friends theatlantic.com/business/…
A Russian cat was used by prisoners to sneak drugs into their penal colony near Moscow. The cat allegedly had 5.79 grams of hashish & 1.56 grams of amphetamine under its collar. Defense/prosecution lawyers each wanted the cat to support their case but it escaped from its kennel before trial. telegraph.co.uk/news/2019…
Today I learned about the sport of Gurning, a traditional rural sport in some English towns that consists of pulling a snarling or otherwise ugly face through a horse collar. Annual contests have existed for over 800 years by estimate. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/15…
After the Pope banned joining the Freemasons in 1738, a group of Catholics started their own secret society named 'The Order of the Pug' in which initiation involved wearing a collar, walking on all fours, pawing at the door to be let in, getting barked at and kissing a pug statue's butt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ord…
Spiked dog collars were first used to keep wolves away from domesticated dogs in ancient Rome romandogcollars.com/2017/…
There is a difference between button up and button down shirts, the name button down comes from the buttons on the end of the collar, to button the collar down to the shirt. Hence the name. So all button down shirts are button up shirts but not all button up shirts are button down shirts today.com/style/not-all-b…
Spiked collars actually have a functional purpose. Used as far back as ancient Greece, they're worn by livestock dogs to protect against attack by wolves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wol…
Rags, who became a World War I dog hero, was originally just a stray pup picked up by a couple of American soldiers in July of 1918. He carried messages from one US infantry division to the next tucked under his collar. He was buried with military honours when he died in 1936. worldwar1centennial.org/i…
Today I learned about Birds Be Safe collars for outdoor cats, which reduce the rate of birds killed by cats by 87%. birdsbesafe.com/
Coretta Scott King asked performer Josephine Baker if she would take her husband's place as leader of the Civil Rights movement, but Baker declined. She was also a WWII spy and had a pet cheetah with a diamond collar that ran amok during her performances. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Brian Wells was murdered in PA in 2003 using a collar bomb in a plot involving a bank robbery, a homemade explosive collar, and a scavenger hunt to disarm it. He was surrounded by police and it was shown live on TV as "one of the most complicated and bizarre crimes in the annals of the FBI". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
The Dept. of Education has their own SWAT team. In 2011 they suspected a woman of a white collar crime so they raided her house at dawn. Except it wasn’t her home anymore so they held her ex husband and his 3 children. abajournal.com/news/artic…
"the cone of shame" for pets is technically called an "elizabethan collar" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
, spiked dog collars were once used to protect shepherding dogs from wolf attacks. Wolves would first go for the throat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wol…
Yogi Bear was one of several Hanna-Barbera characters to have a collar. This allowed animators to keep his body static, redrawing only his head in each frame when he spokeβ€”a method that reduced the number of drawings needed for a seven-minute cartoon from around 14,000 to around 2,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yog…
Neil deGrasse Tyson allegedly inappropriately touched a university professor in 2009. She had a tattoo of the solar system which went from her arm to collar bone and he claimed he was looking for Pluto. nytimes.com/2018/12/01/ar…
Danish priests still wear ruffs (those large frilled disk-like collars once popular across Europe centuries ago) today. youtu.be/jINjfwZSmlI
Today I learned about Smoky the Yorkie, a pet dog to soldiers in the south pacific, weighing 4lbs, who kept operational 40 United States fighters by running a wire tied to her collar through a 6in pipe, completing a 3 day construction job in minutes. Also had 10 recognized combat flights, 8 combat stars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smo…
In 1971 Juliane Koepcke’s plane was struck by a lightning and broke up over the rainforest. She fell 3.2km (10000 feet) and survived. Despite having a broken collar bone and being extremely short sighted because she lost her glasses, the 17 years old girl survived for 11 days alone until rescued bbc.com/news/magazine-174…
The clavicle (aka the collar bone) is the most commonly fractured bone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Cats are able to fit into any space that they can fit their head due to the fact that they do not have a rigid collar bone, rather a free floating collar bone that allows them to fit into tight spaces. vetstreet.com/dr-marty-be…
Spiked dog collars don't only "look cool", they originated from actual sharp spiked wolf collars used to protect shepherd dogs from wolf attaks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wol…
The spiked dog collar was invented by the Ancient Greeks to protect their dogs from wolf attacks. hotdogcollars.com/history…
The spiked pattern on dog collars originated from the Ancient Greeks, who would use spiked collars to prevent their dogs from wolf attacks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wol…
The Ancient Greeks invented the spiked dog collar to protect their canine buddies from wolf attacks ancient.eu/article/184/do…
St. Bernard's dogs (the mountain rescue dogs) have never carried small kegs of brandy/whisky around their necks, despite always being depicted with them in movies. An artist drew a St Bernard's with a keg-collar for detail in 1820, and the myth stuck. thedailybeast.com/the-myt…
A button-up shirt refers to any shirt that buttons up the front. A button-down shirt refers to the collar of a button-up shirt. If the collar can be fastened to the shirt via buttons, then it’s a button-down shirt. hespokestyle.com/mens-sty…
"millionaires are disproportionately clustered in middle-class and blue collar neighborhoods and not in more affluent or white-collar communities" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Spiked dog collars are originally called Wolf collars and are designed to keep wolves from biting their necks while guarding sheep cobankopegi.com/collar.ht…
The modern polo shirt was designed so the collar would intentionally be popped, preventing the sun from burning tennis players' necks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Roman slaves wore collars of iron with messages like a modern dog collar, for example this one, which reads "I have run away; hold me. When you shall have returned me to my master, Zoninus, you will receive a solidus" cornellcollege.edu/classi…
To eliminate all the elusive invasive goats in the Galapagos, researchers attached a radio-collar to a 'Judas goat' who would, because of its gregarious nature, seek out other goats. It was then tracked down, the group killed, but with the 'traitor' left alive in order to find more goats. lastwordonnothing.com/201…
The national dish of Luxembourg is literally called "Jew with beans". Despite its name, it doesn't actually contain any jews, but rather consists of smoked pork collar with broad beans, usually served with beer or wine and boiled potatoes fried in bacon. jta.org/jewniverse/2017/j…
Justice Ginsberg wears a different collar depending on whether she agrees with the majority or minority opinion in supreme court opinions. revelist.com/accessories/…
A high school teacher, inspired by the movie "Up", was threatened to be fired after using a dog collar dubbed "the cone of shame" on bad students. nydailynews.com/news/nati…
In some areas leopards commonly hunt dogs. They will even carry off dogs much larger than them, such as the Tibetan Mastiff and Newfoundland, that are used to protect from them. Iron collars are sometimes used to protect the dog's necks so they have a chance of surviving the initial attack retrieverman.net/2011/07/…
A button-up shirt refers to any shirt that buttons up the front. A button-down shirt refers to the collar of a button-up shirt. hespokestyle.com/mens-sty…
"Button up" and "button down" shirts are different: a "button down" shirt has buttons on the corners of the collar while a "button up" shirt does not pocketstylist.io/buttondo…
Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear, and many other Hanna-Barbera characters had collars in order to make them easier (and cheaper) to animate. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/enter…
The strange-looking β€œα›‹α›‹β€ on the collars of Nazi SS officers are actually runes. They are two ᛋ’s, or sig runes, from the runic alphabet β€” one of the overlaps in nazism and Germanic mysticism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run…
The collars on mens dress shirts used to be detachable. Why? "Detachable collars saved on laundering since they were the part that needed frequent cleaning and replacement." vintagedancer.com/1920s/1…
In 1740, a para-Masonic society called the Order of the Pug was created by Roman Catholics in Bavaria. Prospective members were required to wear dog collars and scratch at the door to get in. To complete initiation, initiates had to kiss the backside of a pug to show total devotion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ord…
The origins of spiked dog collars came from 'wolf collars', which were designed to protect dogs throats from a wolf attack. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wol…
Aerosmith fans are known as the Blue Army. "Blue" refers to their jeans and jean jackets, as well as blue collar origins, while "Army" refers to loyalty, youthfulness, and tough demeanor. The term was coined by the band around 1975. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
After the Pope banned joining the Freemasons in 1738, a group of Catholics started their own secret society named 'The Order of the Pug' in which initiation involved wearing a collar, walking on all fours, pawing at the door to be let in, getting barked at and kissing a pug statue's butt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ord…
Feral goats on the Galapagos Islands were eradicated by attaching a radio location collar to a "Judas" goat. When it returned to the herd all goats were shot except the Judas goat. When it relocated to another herd the process was repeated until only the Judas goat remained, which was then shot. theguardian.com/environme…
Today I learned about Sholam Weiss, a white-collar insurance fraud criminal given the longest white-collar sentence of 845 years in prison, which was later changed to 835 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
A pizza delivery guy had a bomb collar attached to his neck and was forced to rob a bank by a gang. Shortly after robbing the bank, he was arrested and handcuffed by police, but the bomb detonated, killing him. wired.com/2010/12/ff_coll…
Today I learned of a prison in upstate New York that accommodates ~120 Orthodox Jews caught in White Collar crimes. The prison is set up with a fully Kosher kitchen and has a Rabbi to lead services throughout the day & on holidays. nymag.com/news/intelligen…
The Chinese soldiers place pins/needles in their collars to ensure their heads are all angled to the same degree and don't drop while on parade nytimes.com/2009/09/29/wo…

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