Glasgow's Duke of Wellington statue was allowed to keep a traffic cone on his head by the local council because every time they removed it over the last 30 years a new one would appear within days costing them Β£10,000 a year to remove them. inews.co.uk/inews-lifesty…
Underwater explosions can be used to manufacture complicated jet engine parts and missile cones in a process that's called "explosive forming". engineeringclicks.com/exp…
A 'cancer patient' underwent surgery to remove a lump in his lungs. It turned out to be caused by a toy traffic cone he inhaled 40 years ago. He did not have cancer after all. theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
Mayon Volcano, the most active volcano in the Philippines, is renowned for having an almost perfect cone. Mayon Volcano Natural Park is located in the eight cities and municipalities that has jurisdiction of the mountain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
Mount Shishaldin, an active volcano in Alaska is in the shape of a perfect cone, with perfectly circular contours above 2000m. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Aimo Koivunen overdosed on methamphetamine, stepped on a land mine, survived for a week in a ditch by eating pine cones, skied 250 miles and was found weighing 94lb with a heart rate of 200bpm. Then wen ton to live for another 45 years! thedorkages.com/aimo-koiv…
In India you can buy a "Hitler" brand ice cream cone hindustantimes.com/india/…
Cone snails have 3 teeth. shellmuseum.org/post/the-…
Today I learned of Dondurma, a Turkish variant of ice cream typically sold from carts, where the vendor deliberately pranks the customer before serving the actual cone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Great Britain once had a Cones Hotline for people to report rogue traffic cones. The Cones Hotline was launched in 1992 for citizens to report traffic cones on the road for no obvious reason. The policy was mocked for both being comically pointless and for being a waste of government money. independent.co.uk/news/co…
"the cone of shame" for pets is technically called an "elizabethan collar" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Today I learned that humans have 3 cones that mix and blend to make all the colors that we can see. It turns out there is a special type of shrimp that has 16 cones. This means there are millions if not billions of colors that we can't even imagine let alone see. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
"555-nanometer wavelength green" (which is similar to the shade of green used in "green screens") is the most visible color because it stimulates the most cones in the eye. fastcompany.com/90124059/…
Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO had the worlds largest ruby carved in to a turd on an ice cream cone. greyartgallery.nyu.edu/20…
In 1943 a farmer was preparing his land when a volcano started growing under his feet. The volcano, known as ParicutΓ­n would grow to a 424m high cone and engulf 2 towns in lava. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Today I learned about Project Pigeon where psychologist B.F. Skinner developed pigeon-guided missiles for World War II. He put pigeons in the nose cones of missiles and trained them to peck at targets. It was effective but never got off the ground because nobody took them seriously and radar became popular. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._…
Platypuses, gila monsters, and cone snails use insulin as venom (and are being studied as sources of diabetes treatments) bbc.com/news/world-austra…
The state flower of Maine is a pine cone maine.gov/sos/kids/about/…
The "Jewish hat" was a cone-shaped pointed hat worn by Jews in Medieval Europe. Initially worn by choice, in many places adult male Jews were required by law to wear it to distinguish them from others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew…
Hummingbirds build nests near and below hawk nests because their predators are scared of the hawks and tend to avoid hawk nests. Survival rates are higher for eggs laid in a cone-shaped area near/below hawk nests smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Yellow is made from half red and half green. We have only red, blue and green receiving cones in our eyes. Hence RGB on computers where yellow is 255,255,0 (RGB). RGB are primary additive colours, whereas RYB are primary subtractive colours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB…
All of the following are simply different cultivars of this exact same species(Brassica olaracea): Broccoli, Chinese broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Green cabbage, Savoy cabbage, Red cabbage, Cone cabbage, Kale Kohlrabi, Collard greens, Romanesco, Broccolini and several more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Dolphins and porpoises have a number of differences, and here are just two of them. Dolphins’ teeth are cone-shaped, while porpoises’ teeth are spade-shaped. Dolphins typically have a bulbous head and a clearly-defined "beak"; porpoises usually have a rounder face without the pronounced beak. us.whales.org/whales-dolp…
Approximately 2,000 Nisga'a people died due to volcanic gases and poisonous smoke following the eruption of Tseax Cone. The Nisga'a story of the destruction is Canada's worst known geophysical disaster en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tse…
Operation Condor was a United States-backed campaign of political repression and state terror involving intelligence operations and assassination of opponents, officially and formally implemented in November 1975 by the right-wing dictatorships of the Southern Cone of South America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Blind people may detect and respond to light if it is a kind of skyblue light at 481nm. "There is more to the eye than rods and cones β€” the discovery of a third photoreceptor is rewriting the visual rulebook." nature.com/news/2011/1101…
The cloth of gold cone (Conus textile) is a venomous species of sea snail capable of severely stinging humans, and several deaths have been attributed to this marine gastropod. The snail's proboscis holds the harpoon-like, radular tooth which is responsible for injecting conotoxin into its prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
The VLC media player uses a traffic cone for its icon because the students who created it drunkenly started a traffic cone collection nanocrew.net/2005/06/23/v…
There is a change to the vagina’s elasticity starting from age 40. That’s because estrogen levels will begin to drop as a woman enter the perimenopausal stage. Vaginal cones and Neuromuscular electrical stimulation are ways to strengthen its muscles healthline.com/health/wom…
Pine cones have genders. The large cones that people usually picture are female, whereas the smaller cones are male. Male cones pollinate female cones, producing a seed from which a new tree can grow. earthrangers.com/conifero…
Birds' eyes have an additional 4th color cone light receptor cell that allows them too see not just the UV spectrum, but an additional color "dimension" sciencefriday.com/segment…
Today I learned about Operation Condor, which was a United States backed campaign of political repression and state terror involving intelligence operations and assassination of opponents, officially and formally implemented in November 1975 by the right-wing dictatorships of the Southern Cone of South America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Conifer trees do not produce berries, but can produce sweet meaty cones that resemble berries. Thus juniper berries, which flavor gin, are actually cones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
The cone snail is considered one of the most venomous animals on earth. Their specialized teeth work like a hypodermic needle and harpoon to skewer and can even pierce a wetsuit. The venom is being used to create a painkiller that is 1000 times more powerful than morphine & less addictive. businessinsider.com/most-…
Some forests actually benefit from fires and depend on periodic fires to continue thriving. Certain types of pine trees have "fire cones", which remain sealed shut until the intense heat of a fire melts them and allows the seeds to be released afterwards. americanforests.org/blog/…
Our sky is actually violet, but it appears blue because the cones in the human eye aren’t as sensitive to violet. nbcnews.com/id/8631798/ns…
The tall cone-shaped β€œprincess hat” is called a hennin. They originated with the warrior queens of Mongolia and became fashionable in Europe after Marco Polo brought one back from his travels. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
That a woman from Northern England has 4 functioning colour cones (most of us have only 3) and that due to this she can see 99 million more colours than the average person. digitaljournal.com/articl…
A sonic boom isn't a one-time sound, but is instead a continuous sound emanating in a cone shape behind a supersonic object. You hear the "crack" when the cone reaches you. science.howstuffworks.com…
In 2013, Glasgow City Council planned to double the height of the plinth of the Duke of Wellington's statue to prevent the locals from placing traffic cones over the statue's head. After public outcry sparked the hashtags "#keepthecone" and "#conegate", the planning application was revoked. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
The Kinks' guitarist Dave Davies created the distortion effect on You Really Got Me by slicing the speaker cone of his amp and poking it with a pin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
Cone snail venom contains weaponized insulin. The insulin forms part of a poison mixture evocatively known as β€œnirvana cabal”. It allows the snail to disable entire schools of swimming fish by sending them into β€œhypoglycaemic shock”, a condition brought on by plummeting blood sugar levels. theguardian.com/science/2…
Printed circuit boards are green because the color can relieve visual fatigue and aid in inspections. Sensors in the human eyes, or cones, are also the most sensitive to green light. seeedstudio.com/blog/2017…
Egyptian women placed large cones of scented grease on their heads to melt on them all day fashionologiahistoriana.c…
B.F Skinner proposed Project Pigeon. This system divided the nose cone of a missile into three compartments, with a pigeon placed in each. When launched within sight of an enemy, the target was projected such that pecks at the screen would guide the missile toward the ship. wikipedia.org/wiki/Projec…
A snail known as the geography cone is the most venomous animal on earth. Its venom is a mix of hundreds of toxins delivered through a harpoon-like tooth β€” and there's no anti-venom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Some people have a fourth cone in their eyes, allowing them to see an estimated 100 million extra nuances of color popsci.com/article/scienc…
Unlike Humans who have 3(RGB) cones, The Mantis Shrimp has 16 Color Receptive Cones. theoatmeal.com/comics/man…
Archimedes would deduce geometric properties of a figure by comparing it with a simpler figure. He referred to planar regions, and line segments, as though they had mass and weight. Archimedes deduced the volume of a sphere by comparing it with a cylinder and a cone whistleralley.com/torus/t…
The company who made Settlers of Catan made a real 'Cones of Dunshire' game, after the fictional game Ben Wyatt made up in Parks and Recreation. avclub.com/article/parks-…
Dogs and cats can literally tear out their own intestines if you don't leave that cone on after they're spayed. northtownvethospital.com/…
Today I learned of the plasma speaker which uses electrical plasma to vibrate the air instead of paper or plastic cones like a common speaker. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
Preying Mantis do not follow you with their eyes. The pupil that seems to watch you is an effect generated by their nonmoving eyes when your field of vision lines up with one of the many cone shaped structures that make up their eye allowing you to see down the hole. keepinginsects.com/prayin…
In MalmΓΆ, Sweden, it's cheaper to buy a grenade on the black market than it is to buy an ice cream cone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Pine nuts come from pine cones huffingtonpost.com.au/ent…
Pine cones can be used to predict the weather. The scales will close when it's about to rain. science-sparks.com/pine-c…
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…
The city of Glasgow spends an estimated Β£10,000 each year removing traffic cones from the head of the statue of the Duke of Wellington. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
If all humans on earth took part in a giant "PILE ON!" it would barely fill the Grand Canyon, and only make a cone 7000 h x 2000 dia youtu.be/skvnj67YGmw?t=37
The line "Every new beginning cones from some other beginning's end." was actually written by the Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca. The band Semisonic just made it famous. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
Most birds can’t move their eyes, which are not spherical like in mammals. They are also tetrachomatic, meaning they have 4 retinal cones (primary colors) versus 3 in humans, allowing most birds to see the UV spectrum and distinguish between colors that appear identical to humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
A speaker cone can act like a giant microphone diaphragm, and when connected to a recording device or amplifier can be used to capture sound. techwalla.com/articles/ho…
Some women can have a genetic mutation which causes them to gain a 4th color-vision cone in their eyes, allowing them to see millions of more colors. huffingtonpost.com/2012/0…
When Pablo Escobar’s daughter wanted a unicorn, he bought her a horse and stapled (yes, stapled) a cone to its head and wings to its back (the horse died from an infection). xpatnation.co/a-look-at-p…
The eyes of a mantis shrimp carry 16 types of color receptive cones, humans only have 3 types (RGB). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
There is a species of pine tree whose cones will only open when exposed to fire. indianapublicmedia.org/am…
VLC Media Player uses a traffic cone as it's logo because the students who created the program had a traffic cone collection. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlc…
The city of Glasgow spends Β£10,000 a year removing traffic cones from the head of Duke of Wellngton statue. stv.tv/news/west-central/…
Ziconotide, a pain reliever 1,000 times as powerful as morphine, was initially developed from the venom of the magician cone snail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
The Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington has a traffic cone on the head. This is because every time it is removed, people replace it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
VLC's icon is a traffic cone because the students who created the media player kept a collection of traffic cones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VLC…
Blue Raspberry was created for use in snow cones due to concerns over FD&C Red No. 2 dye; the research that deemed it safe had been sponsored by the companies producing the dye. The artificial flavor we know as raspberry was primarily created from banana, cherry, and pineapple esters (essences). bonappetit.com/entertaini…
The knobcone pine, (Pinus attenuata), requires fire to complete its reproduction cycle. Cones remain closed for many years until a fire opens them and allows reseeding. As a result, knobcone cones may even become embedded in the growing wood as the tree matures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kno…
Some coniferous trees are also deciduous. Larches use cones to disperse their seeds, and grow needles. They are among the dominant plants in the boreal forests of Siberia and Canada. Although they are conifers, larches are deciduous trees that lose their needles in the autumn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
While humans possess three types of color receptor cones in their eyes, a Mantis Shrimp carries sixteen color receptive cones giving them the ability to recognize colors that are unimaginable by other species. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Some species of cone snail use insulin in their venom to cause their prey to become paralysed from hypoglycemic shock. pnas.org/content/pnas/112…
Today I learned of tetrachromats, people who have four different cone cells instead of three, allowing them to see a hundred times more colours than normal trichromats. nymag.com/scienceofus/201…
Today I learned of Cone Snails, predatory sea mollusks that are both carnivorous and venomous. Using a toxic harpoon like tooth to attack and paralyze it's prey, the cone snail's venom can in some instances be fatal to even humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
; Pyrometric cones are used to gauge heat work in pottery kilns so they don't over heat the pottery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyr…
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/…
Fast-freezing small pools of water can create ice spikes which protrude several centimeters outwards. Sometimes they are shaped as inverted cones. There are reports of spikes as large as 1.5 m from freezing lakes. youtube.com/watch?v=5RLQ9…
The waffled style ice cream cone, hamburgers, hot dogs, iced tea, cotton candy, and Dr. Pepper, were first introduced to mass audiences or popularized at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair webpages.charter.net/mtru…
The photoreceptive rod and cone cells in our eyes fire signals during DARKNESS, not during light. This prevents random accidental firings from creating "static" (neuronal noise) in our vision when exposed to light, but causes a little "white noise" vision when our eyes are in total darkness en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
Tilt Cone is the smallest town of Canada with 5 population of total en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Til…
Today I learned of Operation Cone of Power, an 'magical assault' on Adolf Hitler that was claimed to have stopped the amphibious invasion of Britain. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
The ice cream cone was first created at the 1904 World's Fair. An ice cream cart ran out of dishes to serve ice cream, so the neighboring waffle-maker rolled the waffles into cones to serve the ice cream in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
Pine cones were originally called "pine apples". What we now know as the pineapple got its name from its resemblance to them. askville.amazon.com/Fun-n…
The reason sprinkles are called Jimmies in New England is because in 1948 Dr. Farber founded The Jimmy Fund and an ice cream shoppe named Brigham's (owned by a relation to Peter Brigham) would charge an extra penny for chocolate sprinkles on a cone which went to The Jimmy Fund mr-sprinkles.com/about
Color-blindness in humans happens when a person has two visual processing cones instead of the usual three. There is a flipside, that there are people who have a condition known as Tetrachromacy, where someone has four cones, potentially allowing them to see more of the visible spectrum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
Ice cream cones were popularized in America during the 1904 World's Fair in Saint Louis when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a nearby waffle vendor to roll up his waffles to hold the ice cream. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I…
Pine cones have genders. sciencing.com/differences…
The Maine state flower is the pine cone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Venomous cone snails use specialized insulins to elicit hypoglycemic shock (lowering of blood glucose), facilitating the capture of their fish prey. pnas.org/content/112/6/17…
Some women are tetrachromats, with four color-receptive cones instead of the usual three. These women are able to distinguish colors that most of us simply cannot see. discovermagazine.com/2012…
Three Yankees pitchers have thrown perfect games - the second pitcher, David Wells, went to the same high school as the first pitcher, Don Larsen, and both Larsen and his catcher Yogi Berra threw out the first pitch when the third pitcher, David Cone, threw his perfect game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
While most humans have three types of cone cells in their eyes, there are known cases where people have four, widening the spectrum and exactness of colors they can see. There are also cases where people lack a blocking lens, enabling them to see ultraviolet light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
Today I learned about the cone snail, a predatory carnivorous snail that shoots a harpoon filled with neurotoxin at it's prey before swallowing it whole. youtu.be/JjHMGSI_h0Q
In New York City it's illegal to carry around an ice cream cone in your pocket on a Sunday nypost.com/2016/06/19/new…
There are some females who have one extra type of cone (4 instead of 3) and can therefore see 100x the amount of colors regular people can. [tetrachromacy] colourlovers.com/blog/201…
There exist humans with four cones in their eyes (tetrachromats) that can perceive color differences the rest of us cannot. Because it is based on a gene variation of the X chromosome, it is believed that only women can be tetrachromats. discovermagazine.com/2012…

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