An average silver back can deadlift 1800 lb and their grip can crush a crocodile's skull | They are 4 to 9 times stronger than an average human male. animalwised.com/how-stron…
Today I learned of Tu'er Shen, a Taiwanese Taoist deity of homosexual love and sex. According to the legend, a man who was sentenced to death for peeping on his crush was appointed as a god by the underworld officials, since his crime was one of love. taipeitimes.com/News/feat…
Wombats hide in tunnels when attacked, only leaving their toughened rear hide open. A wombat may allow an intruder to force its head over the wombat's back, and then use its powerful legs to crush the skull of the predator against the roof of the tunnel. napavalleyregister.com/li…
In 1896, Bill Crush orchestrated the spectacle of smashing two trains into each other completely on purpose. Although no one was within 200 yards of the impact, the explosion from the steam engines killed two spectators and injured more. The event was considered a big PR and financial success. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Luis SuΓ‘rez, a famous Uruguayan football player, started training more ambitiously because his childhood crush moved to Barcelona (Spain) when he was 15. A few years later he was transferred to Europe and married her, and now plays for FC Barcelona en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lui…
In 1896 two locomotives were deliberately crashed together as a promotional event for the railroad in Crush, Texas. Over 40K people attended. Engineers had assured the organizers that it would be safe, but when both boilers exploded on impact two spectators were killed and several more injured. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned about the Hillsborough Stadium Crush. The stadium became so over packed that people began to be physically crushed under the weight of other fans. The disaster resulted in the death of 96 people and left 766 people injured. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hil…
Muammar Qaddafi had a crush on Condoleezza Rice. Sometimes referring to her as his β€˜African princess’, he had a Libyan composer write a song called β€˜Black Flower in the White House,’ and had a homemade scrapbook filled with photos of the former U.S. secretary of state. vanityfair.com/news/2011/…
There is a shrew that evolved anti-crush defense and can withstand force 1000 times its weight unharmed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Today I learned of the city Crush that was created specifically for an event called The Crash at Crush. 10,000 people gathered to watch 2 trains collide at top speeds. The crash caused the trains boilers to explode killing 2 people and injuring many more. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
In 1896 a temporary, one-day city was named in Texas called Crush, where two locomotives were to be smashed head-on for purposes of spectacle. It was, for a few hours, the 2nd largest city in TX with 40k attendees. The collision caused engine boilers to explode, resulting in death and injuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
There’s a word for someone who is infatuated/obsessed with another person. It’s beyond a crush but not necessarily love, called Limerence. It can last from 18 months to 3 years. blakewrites.com/articles/…
Orange Crush soda originally had orange pulp in the bottles, giving it a "fresh squeezed" illusion even though the raw pulp was merely added during bottling, rather than actually being the remains from freshly squeezed oranges en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
Muammar Gadaffi had a serious crush on U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. When Rice prepared to leave Libya after a state visit, Gadaffi gifted her $212,225 worth of gifts, including a locket with his own picture inside, a signed copy of his Green Book, and a lute. theatlantic.com/internati…
Execution by elephant was a common method of execution in South and Southeast Asia. Elephants were employed by royalty to crush, dismember, or torture captives until the regions were colonized in the 18th and 19th centuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe…
A rumor spread at a banquet for Czar Nicholas II's coronation that there would not be enough beer and pretzels for everyone in attendance. The resulting crowd crush killed almost 1400 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kho…
A Colorado bear broke into a Subaru SUV & caused it to roll backwards downhill & crush a mailbox. The bear shattered the Subaru's back window, ripped out the radio and steering wheel, and defecated inside. 2- 3 bears get stuck in cars each week in the area, officials say. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
Over a 12 month period, the mobile game Candy Crush earned almost $1bn variety.com/2018/gaming/n…
The city of Crush, Texas was a temporary one day city created as a publicity stunt to exhibit two trains go full speed and collide. The impact caused engine boilers to explode resulting in a shower of flying debris on 40000 spectators. It killed 2 or 3 people and caused numerous injuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
When the English potter, Josiah Wedgwood, spotted inferior work in his pottery plant, he would frequently dump it on the factory floor and crush it with his peg leg saying, "This will not do for Josiah Wedgwood!" newworldencyclopedia.org/…
The Tesla Model S's roof is so strong it broke the testing machine used to crush car roofs. money.cnn.com/2013/08/20/…
Today I learned about Operation Gladio, an alliance between NATO, the CIA the mafia, the catholic church, and several neo-fascist groups to crush any kind of leftist political movement in Italy between 1956 and 1990 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Digimon, despite it's perception as a failed Pokemon competitor, s one of the highest grossing media franchises, exceeding Minecraft, Shrek, Game of Thrones, Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, Candy Crush, Friends, Assassin's Creed, and the Big Bang Theory with a gross profit of 6.36b dollars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Mohs scale of hardness defines "hardness" by their "scratch resistance" compared with other minerals. The scale goes from 1-10 were diamond is a 10, 15x harder than ordinary quartz. Which clocks in at a solid 7/10. You could still easily crush a gem sized diamond with a hammer though. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
The company that made Candy Crush was acquired for 5.9 billion while Lucasfilm was purchased by Disney for only 4 billion. wired.co.uk/article/king-…
Today I learned of the Ibrox disaster: A horrific accident that happened after a football game in Scotland in 1971. Sixty-six people died in the crush. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
Dolly Parton's "Jolene" is about a red-headed clerk who had a crush on her husband, but the song is named after one of her fans. Dolly told her, "That is pretty. That sounds like a song. I'm going to write a song about that." npr.org/2008/10/09/955205…
Chinese leader Li Zongren surrendered his powers and flew to New York City for treatment. Li visited President Truman, and denounced Chiang as a "dictator" and an "usurper." Li vowed that he would "return to crush" Chiang's movements once he returned to China en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_…
The Tesla Model S scored 5 out of 5 stars by the National Highway Safety Administration, the highest in the history of the automobile. It even broke the machine that was intended to crush it during a rollover test. wired.com/2013/08/tesla-m…
Today I learned of Martin Fletcher, who survived the 1985 Bradford City Stadium fire that killed 56 fans, including four of his family. Four years later he attended the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough, and witnessed the horror as 96 fans lost their lives in a crush theguardian.com/football/…
*Γ‰crasez I'infΓ’me!* (crush the infamous thing) was the slogan that Voltaire used to brand fanaticism and it's attendant ills. open.edu/openlearn/histor…
Today I learned of the "City" of Crush, Texas, that was the 2nd largest city in Texas for one day when a railroad company gave cheap tickets for people to travel to see two locomotives crash head on. Over 40,000 people and 300 police witness the trains collide (which killed 2 or 3 and injured several more.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
Wade Boggs has been known to crush several cases of beer in a single day, and claims his single day record is 107 beers. mlb.nbcsports.com/2015/01…
A grizzly bear's bite is estimated to be strong enough to crush a bowling ball en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gri…
:In 1896, promoters staged a train crash and sold tickets to more than 30,000 people who descended on Crush, Texas β€” a town created just for the event β€” to watch the collision, people Died! youtube.com/watch?v=ooOp_…
Today I learned about David Grundman, who died in 1982 after he shot a saguaro with a shotgun, causing one of its arms to fall off and crush him to death. snopes.com/fact-check/cac…
Starting from second crusade many in Christendom believed in a powerful Indian Christian King named Prestor John who was about to come with his powerful army from east to crush the muslim armies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Haiti enjoyed a brief moment as a tourism hotspot in the β€˜70s and early β€˜80s and celebrities like Marlon Brando and Mick Jagger stayed at Haiti's legendary Hotel Oloffson. β€œThe poolside crush rivals that of the Beverly Hills Hotel,” People Magazine wrote in 1980 largeup.com/2017/04/11/ho…
It's possible to crush a caravan using the vacuum made by a household vacuum cleaner youtu.be/9YEXQwnyMms?t=2m…
Candy Crush Saga had a daily revenue of $633,000 from the United States section of the iOS App Store alone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
A total of 173 people, including 62 children, died in a crush on 3 March 1943, when people rushed to enter Bethnal Green station after hearing air-raid sirens in WWII bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
At over 8 megapascals (1160 psi), it has been estimated that a bite from a grizzly bear could crush a bowling ball. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gri…
Red traffic lights in Akureyri, Iceland are heart shaped. They appeared in 2008, as a morale booster after financial crush that brought down Icelanders. icelandnaturally.com/arti…
Princess Diana once invited Cindy Crawford to dinner at Buckingham Palace because Prince William had a crush on her mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Today I learned of the Hillsborough disaster, a crowd crush incident in Sheffield which ended up with 96 dead and 766 injured. It's largely considered to be the reason for all seated stadiums now. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hil…
The popular game Candy Crush exploits mechanisms of addiction in the same way some recreational drugs and gambling do theguardian.com/science/b…
Andy Samberg (Jake Peralta) and Chelsea Peretti (Gina Linetti) have known each other since elementary school as have their characters on Brooklyn 99. Chelsea even had a crush on Samberg. youtu.be/xEBV_1xUJyE
Today I learned of "Phajaan" or "The Crush" an abusive taming process which involves constraining and beating young Elephants until they are docile enough to be ridden. expertvagabond.com/elepha…
CANDY CRUSH has more active monthly players than the entire population of Canada. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
When Perdue Pharmaceuticals made OxyContin crush/melt/tamper resistant in 2010 prescriptions fell 20% nationwide and heroin ODs rose 20% solutions-recovery.com/ad…

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