When a chimpanzee that learns an effective method to crack nuts open is placed into a new group that uses a less effective strategy, it will eventually stop using the superior method just to blend in with the rest of the chimps. eva.mpg.de/documents/Else…
The reason why businesses refer to the Super Bowl in their advertisements as "The Big Game" is because the NFL owns the trademark to the phrase "Super Bowl" and will severely crack down on any business that uses those words without officially licensing it from the NFL foxbusiness.com/markets/n…
Today I learned of a sword found in the River Witham in 1825 with a mysterious 18-letter inscription that has stumped researchers and caused the British Library to ask readers to help crack the code. usatoday.com/story/news/w…
While in 1985 about one in eight American 12th graders admitted to having used cocaine or crack, by 1991 the figure went down below 4%. verywellmind.com/cocaine-…
Even after Oprah took a crack at finding her, we still don't know who the girl from "Jessie's Girl" actually is. loudersound.com/features/…
Some crows in Japan are known to drop walnuts on pedestrian crosswalks, wait for cars to crack the nuts by running them over, and then wait until the next light to safely eat the cracked nuts. bbc.com/earth/storyoflife…
Pecan is a Native American word meaning " β€œall nuts requiring a stone to crack.” ilovepecans.org/history
Oprah used to be addicted to crack aspenridgerecoverycenters…
A man in 2002 found a way to crack the lottery in the US state of Michigan using math and probability. He figured out that if he bought a certain amount of tickets that he would certainly make a profit. He and his wife Marge ended up making millions of dollars. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06s…
β€˜Reach Out I'll Be There’ was written to be at the very top of vocalist Levi Stubb’s range, so that his voice would strain & crack trying to sing it. The band begged for it to not be released. It became their signature tune, and Rolling Stone ranked it as 206th greatest song of all time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rea…
Originally auto tires were white, but in 1917 tires had added Carbon black to increase a tire’s durability (blocking UV rays that can cause rubber to crack, and improving road grip). Carbo Black was initially supplied by Binney & Smith, the company that produced Crayola crayons! mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Crows in Japan learned to crack walnuts by dropping them in a crosswalk. the birds hop in front of the cars and place walnuts. After the lights turn green the vehicles drive over the nuts, cracking them open. when it’s time to cross again, the crow join the pedestrians and pick up their meal. pbs.org/lifeofbirds/brain…
. OG Iceberg begins their life as snow. Snow piles up on land and gets squashed into ice. Ice slides downhill into the sea. Adult iceberg can also crack and split, making new ones. Thats why they are not salty wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2013…
Binghamton University researchers have been working on a self-healing concrete that uses a specific type of fungi as a healing agent. When the fungus is mixed with concrete, it lies dormant until cracks appear, when spores germinate, grow and precipitate calcium carbonate to heal the cracks. binghamton.edu/news/story…
Groupers will recruit moray eels to hunt with them using a series of fin signals. Morays hunt better in the cracks and crevices of a coral reef, while the grouper is faster in open water. The prey has nowhere left to hide. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Rapper DMX became addicted to Crack Cocaine at age 14, has fathered 15 children and has been arrested over 20 times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMX…
Marshall Mabey was a $1 a day NYC tunnel worker called "Sandmen". On Feb 19 he was working under the East River where the tunnel was pressurized to prevent cave ins. A crack in the ceiling vented Mabey up through the mud, the East River and 25 feet into the air. He lived and was uninjured. husheduphistory.com/post/…
A study found that a majority of women tended to prefer a man who cracks clean jokes vs dirty jokes, both for a casual hook-up & for a long-term relationship. But women who had a positive feeling about casual sex tended to find dirty jokes funnier. sciencedirect.com/science…
Tom Hardy was addicted to crack and alcohol in his mid 20s. At one point he said that he was 'out of control' on drink and drugs before he turned his life around, and was lucky that he did not contract HIV while he was at his lowest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
The Las Vegas prosecutor who charged Bruno Mars and Paris Hilton for cocaine possession committed suicide after his own arrest for crack cocaine. lasvegassun.com/news/2013…
In the 1980s, the DIA hired an American analyst named Ana Montes. She was deemed incredibly dependable and responsible, quickly becoming he most senior analyst on Cuba. She slipped through the cracks for over 15 years before the US found out she was a spy working for Cuba the entire time! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
The cracks in the sidewalk are added to allow flexibility for thermal expansion youtu.be/pH7VfJDq7f4?t=18…
In 2001 India started building roads that hold together using polymer glues made from shredded plastic wastes. These plastic roads have developed no potholes and cracks after years of use, and they are cheaper to build. As of 2016, there are more than 21,000 miles of plastic roads. theguardian.com/sustainab…
The CIA investigated itself when crack cocaine usage rose exponentially in the U.S, after accusations arose of CIA officers dealing with drug traffickers nytimes.com/1997/12/19/us…
Tennessee's "Crack tax" required drug dealers to anonymously pay taxes on their illegal sales and earned the state more than $6 million (mostly in seized property), before benig declared "arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable, and therefore invalid under the constitution of [the] state." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
If you’re starting with boiling water instead of cold water to hard boil eggs, if you dip the eggs in and out of the boiling water before you drop them in they’re less likely to crack. jamieoliver.com/features/…
40 real squirrels were trained to crack nuts for Charlie & the Chocolate Factory instead of using CGI news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magaz…
J.R.R Tolkien was trained as a codebreaker during WWII, and would have worked with Alan Turing to crack Germany’s Enigma Machine, if he hadn’t turned down the offer first. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
On 22nd January 1943, the temperature at Spearfish (South Dakota) rose 27Β°C in just 2 minutes from -20Β°C to 7Β°C, then plummeted back from 12Β°C to -20 Β°C over a 27 minute period causing windows to crack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
A Queens man, Raffi Stepanian, has mined the cracks in the sidewalks in Midtown's Diamond District, New York City, for bits of diamonds, rubies, platinum and gold to make a living. Over six days, he says he collected enough gold for two sales totaling $819. nypost.com/2011/06/20/got…
Carfentanyl (think "normal" Fentanyl but on crack) is so potent that it can be used as a chemical weapon. It was most likely used during the 2002 Moscow theater hostage crisis as an aerosol mist to subdue the Chechen hostage takers. history.com/news/opioid-c…
Crows in urban Japan and the United States have innovated a technique to crack hard-shelled nuts by dropping them onto crosswalks and letting them be run over and cracked by cars. Then they retrieve the cracked nuts when the cars are stopped at the red light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
Today I learned of an animated Sesame Street short called Cracks - aired a total of 11 times over the course of 3.5 years starting Dec 31, 1975 lostmediawiki.com/Cracks_…
Giant crabs exist! They are called coconut crabs. True to name they can crack a coconut and eat it, but they also kill and eat birds and other small animals. youtube.com/watch?v=U0Nfu…
Bowhead whales are the only baleen whales native to Arctic waters, and their thick triangular skulls are designed to crack through ice.These whales are considered the longest living mammals and can live for 200+ yrs.Specific mutations in their DNA give these whales enhanced resistance to cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow…
To "Crack Jenny’s Teacup" was a old pirate phrase for spending the night with a prostitute. piratevoyages.com/pirate-…
1 week after getting out of rehab for heroin and cocaine addiction, Samuel L. Jackson began work on his breakout-role as a crack addict in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
A man in Shaanxi, China, recently realized that the long-handled, blunt-ended object he’d been using for 25 years to crack walnuts was actually a live hand grenade. english.cri.cn/12394/2016…
The MyPillow guy was such a severe crack addict while he was first starting his company, that his dealer told other dealers not to sell him any more drugs until he got some sleep cnbc.com/2017/09/20/how-m…
The creator of My Pillow was a crack addict while creating the company cnbc.com/amp/2017/09/20/h…
As a result of increased popularity of crack cocaine, the number of cocaine-related hospital emergencies in the USA increased 110% in 1986. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
During the Cold War, British spies were able to crack Russian encrypted messages because the Russian agents would reuse one time encryption codes theregister.co.uk/2018/07…
Mantis shrimp can whack and crack a crab's claw with its hammer-like claws. It keeps doing this until its prey is smashed to pieces so that it can eat the inner flesh. The speed of the whack has been measured at 75 feet/sec, and the heat generated by this whack also stuns and kills its prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Hannibal's army used vinegar and fire setting (heating and wetting rocks to make them crack) to widen paths in the Alps. This allowed him the room needed for his elephants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
People are injecting Wellbutrin and its eating their skin and viens! It is supposed to have a high like crack. youtu.be/B0dYEx58kGE
When Helium is cooled to a few degrees below its boiling point, will suddenly be able to do things that other fluids can't. Dribble through molecule-thin cracks, climb up and over the sides of a dish, and remain motionless when its container is spun due to its frictionless flow. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Toffee is produced by heating a mixture of sugar and butter until it reaches the "hard crack" stage between 146 and 154 Β°C during which it begins to caramelize and become brittle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tof…
Halle Berry refused to shower for 10 days to accurately portray a drug-addicted prostitute in Spike Lee's 1991 movie Jungle Fever. She felt sorry for co-star Samuel L. Jackson, "(I played) a foul-mouthed crack-smoking hoe. It’s true (I didn’t wash), ask Sam Jackson, he had to get a whiff of it!" torontosun.com/2012/11/02…
Before Paul Anka wrote the English lyrics of "My Way" for Frank Sinatra, David Bowie took a crack at it and penned these lyrics to the already-popular French song "Comme d'habitude" by Claude FranΓ§ois. The resulting demo, "Even A Fool Learns To Love" was rejected in favour of Anka's lyrics youtube.com/watch?v=qKd5d…
Today I learned of a Mass Delusion that took place in Washington State in the early 1950s, when thousands of car owners were convinced that someone was damaging their windshields, when in fact the cracks and pits were caused by normal wear and tear. historylink.org/File/5136

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