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…
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/…
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…
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…
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/
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…
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 cone of shame" for pets is technically called an "elizabethan collar" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
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 red-collar crime: when white collar criminals use violence to silence those investigating them ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
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…
The clavicle (aka the collar bone) is the most commonly fractured bone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
, 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
"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…
The Ancient Greeks invented the spiked dog collar to protect their canine buddies from wolf attacks ancient.eu/article/184/do…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
"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…
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…
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/…
Justice Ginsberg wears a different collar depending on whether she agrees with the majority or minority opinion in supreme court opinions. revelist.com/accessories/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
In the middle ages, spiked collars were placed on shepherd and hunting dogs to protect their necks from lurking wolves and other predators, not as a fashion statement as they are today. dogcollarsboutique.com/A-…
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…
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 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…
Individual wolves have distinct howls and scientists are using recordings to track the movement of wolves instead of putting radio collars on them inverse.com/article/47025…
Akira Yasuda, the designer of Street Fighter II, showed up for an interview at Capcom in pajamas because it's the only thing he owned that had a collar, and without a portfolio because it was too good that his fans stole it. polygon.com/a/street-figh…
Members of the order of the pug, a group founded in 1740, wore dog collars. 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…
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…
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…
Yogi Bear had a collar so that animators could keep his body static, redrawing only his head in each frame when he spoke. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yog…
Roman Catholics in Bavaria created a secret society in 1740 named the Order of the Pug. Novices were required to scratch at the door and wear a dog collar to get in. The novices also had to kiss a Pug's backside under its tail as an expression of total devotion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ord…
The medical name for the β€œcone of shame” is Elizabethan collar, which refers to ruffs worn by socialites of the mid-sixteenth to seventeenth century. canidae.com/blog/2017/03/…
The collars on men's dress shirts used to be detachable. This was to save on laundry costs as the collar was the part that needed cleaning the most frequently. vintagedancer.com/1920s/1…
When the movie "The Rock" premiered on Alcatraz in 1996 a man windsurfed to the island wearing a wing-collar tuxedo shirt and bow tie, and then snuck into the celebrity party. He claimed to have already had a cocktail with Sean Connery by the time he was caught. sfgate.com/entertainment/…
Spiked dog collars were invented in ancient Greece and were originally designed to protect the dogs throat from wolf attacks dogcollarsboutique.com/A-…
Comedian Ron White of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour was an Executive Producer of the 2013 documentary film 'Bridegroom', which centered around a man who was unable to attend the funeral of his same-sex fiance following his tragic accidental death. westword.com/arts/ron-whi…
Kids would rather get paid less to be "professional" than work a blue collar job workboots.com/skills-gap
There is a condition called Neurasthinia, aka Americanitis, involving fatigue, flatulence, anxiety, and mild depression, caused by white-collar jobs and a competitive business environment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neu…
Former president of Brazil, Fernando Collar, practiced black magic and animal sacrifices while in office. nytimes.com/1993/04/14/wo…
In 1976, the Chicago White Sox uniforms were short pants and big disco collars on the shirts. news.sportslogos.net/2016…
The reason for Yogi Bear's collar is that it allowed animators to keep his body static, redrawing only his head in each frame when he spoke β€” 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…
In China, An Estimated 1,600 White-Collar Workers Are Dying From Overwork A Day businessweek.com/articles…
Citronella spray reduces nuisance barking better than shock collars. news.cornell.edu/stories/…
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has a collection of jabots (fancy collars) she wears for different types of court cases, including a "dissent jabot" that she wears for all dissenting opinions. bustle.com/articles/81407…
Author Mario Puzo and director Francis Ford Coppola wanted Marlon Brando to play Vito Corleone for The Godfather, but Paramount wanted Ernest Borgnine. Brando got the role by sticking cotton balls in his mouth, putting shoe polish in his hair, and rolling his collar in his audition tape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of the Iron Collar, a form of execution where the condemned would be garotted until a small metal spike severed their spinal column. capitalpunishmentuk.org/g…
The monicker 'Leatherneck' for Marines came from the stiff leather stock the early ones wore around their necks to protect the jugular vein from saber blows; 'Jarhead' comes from the high collar of Marines Dress Blue uniform which made their head look like it stuck out of the top of a mason jar. usmcpress.com/heritage/us…
Today I learned of William James Sidis, a child prodigy thought to have been the smartest man who ever lived, who escaped the limelight and worked blue collar jobs, secretly writing thousands of manuscripts that have never been read. sidis.net/Sperling.htm
The difference between a button-up and a button-down shirt is that a button-DOWN has the two buttons on the collar that hold it down fittery.com/blog/2015/8/1…
The original cut of Zootopia involved predators - the society's "dangerous minority" - being fitted with shock collars as children to suppress aggression and excitement. zootopia.wikia.com/wiki/T…
One of the most important Medieval innovations was the horse collar, which allowed horses to use their full strength to pull loads or to plow and which only came to Europe around 920 AD. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
Yogi Bear as well as many other Hanna-Barbera cartoons, were given white collars so the Animators would have to draw less. Redrawing only his head in each frame when he spoke. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yog…
A Japanese hacker sent authorities clues leading them to a small island where he had released a cat with an SD card of evidence around it's collar wired.co.uk/news/archive/…
EMS services are phasing out the use of spinal boards and cervical collars, with studies showing that they do not prevent further injury and in many cases lead to worse outcomes for patients. epmonthly.com/article/dit…
In the 19. century men used to wear detachable stiff collars. They were dubbed β€˜father killers’ as they could cut off the blood supply to the carotid artery, causing the wearer to suffocate. bbc.com/culture/story/201…
A cat's collar bone is not connected to any other bone in its body. The forelimbs are attached to the shoulder by free-floating clavicle bones, which allows them to pass their body through any space into which they can fit their heads, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Utah has such a massive problem with con artists in Mormon social circles that it is the first state to maintain a public White Collar Crime Registry. theatlantic.com/business/…
Workers are not just blue and white collar. They can also be classified as grey, black, gold, red, pink, green, orange, or no collar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
A 3rd grade teacher, following MLK's death, put collars around her brown-eyed students & had them sit in the back of the classroom while she gave special privileges to blue-eyed students. After some time, she observed a significant change in test grades & behavior towards other students. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
That, like white and blue collared workers, there are many "collar color" terms for other labors, including green collar (Environmental worker), pink collar (Service and customer interaction), and scarlet collar (Prostitution). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des…
A man lived a normal life, had a family, and held a white collar job, despite only having a "thin layer" of brain tissue. web.archive.org/web/20070…
Oceanic Airlines is not just a fictional airline in Lost but also Chuck, Buffy, Castle, Alias, Daredevil, White Collar, X-Files, and more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oce…
In World War 2 pilots that had been shot down over enemy lines and escaped back to friendly lines were called the "Late Returners Club". This club had a "Flying Boot" as its identifying symbol pinned under the left collar of the uniform. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sur…
Roman emperor Caligula's horse, Incitatus, had a stable of marble, with an ivory manger, purple blankets, and a collar of precious stones. Inctatus had servants and was fed oats mixed with gold flake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inc…
The oldest retail store in America, founded in 1818, is Brooks Brothers. They are still open today and have a range of famous clients including Stephen Colbert and 39 out of the 44 U.S. Presidents. They also introduced several clothing innovations, such as the button down collar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
"Boreout" is a term used for people with office-based white collar jobs who have boredom, lack of challenge, and lack of interest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
Dog collars with spikes are actually used to protect dogs from wolves and other wild animals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wol…
After the World Cup trophy was stolen it was found by a dog named Pickles who was given a hero's thanks, placed in movies, voted dog of the year, and had his collar put in the National Football Museum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic…
Josephine, Wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, Used her pug "Fortune" to carry secret messages under his collar to her husband while she was imprisoned at Les Carmes. akc.org/dog-breeds/pug/de…
A man equipped a cat with a collar which allowed him to map dozens of his neighbors WiFi networks and and identify some of their routers, he named the collar "WarKitteh" wired.com/2014/08/how-to-…
The "E" in e-collar (the cone of shame) stands for Elizabethan. cuteness.com/article/make…
The term "button-down shirt" does not refer to the presence of buttons going down the middle of a shirt but rather the presence of buttons that hold down the collar en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
Hajime Isayama got his idea for the titans in "Attack on Titan" when, while working at an internet cafΓ©, a customer grabbed him by the collar which made him feel "the fear of meeting a person I can't communicate with" ajw.asahi.com/article/beh…
The question Ken Jennings ended his 75-episode Jeopardy winning streak on was "Most of this firm's 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees work only four months a year." ken-jennings.com/faqjeopa…
Nicolae Ceauşescu, the Romanian dictator, was awarded the Gold Collar of the Olympic Order in 1984, the highest award of the IOC, for not joining the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Ceauşescu was eventually charged by a show trial with genocide and executed in 1989. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Chinese public officials can be executed for white collar crimes bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia…
There was a secret society for Catholics called "The Order of the Pug". Novices were initiated wearing a dog collar and had to scratch at the door to get in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ord…

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