Agatha Christie wrote the final Hercule Poirot book "Curtain" in the 1940s, fearing she might die during the blitz and leave the book series without a proper ending. She kept writing more books after that, and once she decided she was done "Curtain" was finally published in 1975.โ€ฆ
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, women turned their flour sacks into into dresses, underwear, towels, curtains, quilts, and other household necessities. So flour companies started packing their flour in bags with pretty patterns.โ€ฆ
The phenomenon of a shower curtain bursting inwards the bathtub with a running shower has not yet been explained, despite several theories.โ€ฆ
: In the early 1960's, Mohawk Airlines had 'Gaslight Service' flights that were Victorian themed planes including cigars, Victorian curtains, and the stewardesses dressed like dance hall ladies.โ€ฆ
Caligulaโ€™s uncle survived the assassination of his nephew by hiding behind a curtain. As he was the last man of his family, he was declared emperor. Despite his lack of experience, he proved to be an able administrator. He had also survived past purges due to his infirmity.โ€ฆ
In 1930, George Stathakis, went over Niagara falls in a barrel. Upon impact, the barrel was stuck behind a curtain of water and could not be recovered for 18 hours. Stathakis took the plunge with his pet turtle, which was said to be around 150 years old. The turtle survived the ordeal.โ€ฆ
An opera singer received an 80-minute standing ovation and a 101 curtain calls after a performance of Otello. The same opera singer was also seen by a billion people who watched him in a telecast of Tosca.โ€ฆ
George Stathakis went down Niagara Falls in a barrel. However, the barrel got stuck behind a curtain of water and he could not be recovered for 18 hours. He only had air supply for eight hours and died of suffocation. Stathakis went down with his 150 year old turtle, which survived the ordeal.โ€ฆ
In 1972, a 200,000 square foot "curtain" was installed across a valley in the Grand Hogback mountain rangeโ€ฆ
I learned of Grandma Gatewood who hiked the 2,200 mile Appalachian trail at 55 bringing only Converse shoes, an army blanket and a plastic shower curtain after reading about it in a magazine and telling her children she was going for a walk. She hiked it again at 72 and 75.โ€ฆ
The luxury Samsung Tower Palace in Seoul is highly automated. Everything from lighting, curtains, home networks and even washing machines can be pre-set to perform certain actions at a defined time and controlled from a mobile phone. A helipad is located on the roof of all seven buildingsโ€ฆ
While working on โ€˜Curtainsโ€™, a Broadway musical about a series of deaths at a Broadway show, the musicalโ€™s lyricist, book writer, and orchestrator all died.โ€ฆ
After Queen's success with Bohemian Rhapsody, sacks of fan mail poured in from behind the Iron Curtain, addressed to "Queen, London". It was mistakenly delivered to Buckingham Palace.โ€ฆ
Phthalates lower IQ levels. They can be found in shampoos, conditioners, body sprays, hair sprays, perfumes, colognes, soap, nail polish, shower curtains, medical tubing, IV bags, vinyl flooring and wall coverings, food packaging and coatings on time-release pharmaceuticals.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about two men, Daniel Pohl and Robert Ospald who escaped Czechoslovakia in the 1980s by zip lining over the Iron Curtain. They created a wooden pulleys and used them to zip line on a power line into Austria.โ€ฆ
The original iphone prototypes were so secretive that the engineers had their own OS called the 'skankphone' only a few engineers got to see the real OS and worked together debugging code through a curtain.โ€ฆ
An American magician in the 1900's acted as a Chinese man for his show and never broke character in public, even using a translator when speaking to journalists. he died on stage after a trick went wrong, his last words were "Oh my God. Something's happened. Lower the curtain."โ€ฆ
Bubble Wrap was originally supposed to be a textured wallpaper made from two sealed shower curtainsโ€ฆ
Ikea has clear structure around the naming of their products. Beds and wardrobes - Norweigan place names, Chairs/Desks - men's names, Kitchen items - foreign works, spices, herbs, and fish, Curtains - mathematical terms.โ€ฆ
The seats and curtains in theatres are red because red is the first colour that is lost to our sight in low-light conditions, which thus makes the surroundings seem black and unobtrusive when watching a movie or performanceโ€ฆ
The use of "Iron Curtain" as applies to the Cold War was coined by Winston Churchill in Missouri. He was speaking at a place called Westminster College; the British Parliament in London (where he gave most of his speeches) is, coincidentally, in the suburb of Westminster.โ€ฆ
There is a company that provides private flights for individuals who want to join the "mile high club". For $425.00 you get a 1 hour flight, chocolates, champagne, and a curtain.โ€ฆ
While preparing a speech to create a permanent soil erosion service, Hugh H. Bennett was notified of a dust storm approaching Washington DC. He pushed back meeting with Congress until it was estimated to arrive to conclude with opening up the curtains to a dramatic view of a dust storm.โ€ฆ
In Agatha Christie's 1975 novel "Curtain", one character poisons another by putting poison in both of their cups, knowing he has a higher tolerance for poisonโ€ฆ
Marie Donovan was unhappy with the repetitive and thankless tasks of changing her daughters messy cloth diapers. Sparked by her frustrations Donovan used a sewing machine and shower curtain to create the worlds first waterproof and disposable diaper.โ€ฆ
In 1989 the Bulgarian communist regime seeking to prop up its legitimacy and expelled 360,000 Turks and Muslims across the Iron Curtain into neighboring Turkey. It was the single largest ethnic cleansing during the Cold War in Europeโ€ฆ
To โ€˜draw the curtainsโ€™ can mean to either open or close them, depending on the context. oxfordlearnersdictionarieโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Emma Rowena Gatewood, aka Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail. She did it in 1955 at the age of 67, wearing Keds sneakers and carrying an army blanket, a raincoat, and a plastic shower curtain, which she carried in a homemade bag slung over one shoulder.โ€ฆ
Utah used to have a law which said that drinks must be prepared behind a curtain called a "Zion Curtain" in order to prevent excessive drinking.โ€ฆ
There is a species of deer in Germany who won't cross the border where the Iron Curtain once stood, even though that border has been gone physically for 20 years.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Emma Gatewood, who in 1955 at the age of 67, told her children (now adults) that she was going for a walk, and became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. She wore Keds sneakers and only carried an army blanket, a raincoat and a plastic shower curtain in a homemade denim bag.โ€ฆ
In 1930 George Stathakis died after going over Niagra Falls in a barrel. He suffocated after becoming trapped behind a water curtain upon impact. However, his 150 year old turtle, which came with him, survived the plunge.โ€ฆ
Jimi Hendrix played for Englebert Humperdinck when his regular guitarist failed to show, Hendrix had to play behind a curtain and Humperdinck says it was like having 3 guitarists behind him.โ€ฆ
In 1950 three hijacked Czech airliners "burnt through" the Iron Curtain, landing in Munich instead of Prague. Two thirds of the people on board were involuntary passengers who all later returned to Czechoslovakia.โ€ฆ
In the 1800s moms were disguised as chairs and curtains so they could hold their children still during the exposure. These are now called the 'hidden mother' photos.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about the omentum. A curtain of fatty tissue that wraps the intestines, it plays a role in immune responses and metabolism, and was dubbed the "policeman of the abdomen" in 1906. It has apparently been understudied, and surgeons commonly cut off pieces without knowledge of its role. blogs.discovermagazine.coโ€ฆ
With exposure times of half a minute, Victorian mothers wanting a portrait of their children had to disguise themselves as chairs, couches and curtains to hold them still.โ€ฆ
In Utah, some bars and restaurants are legally required to put up "Zion Curtains" around the area where alcohol is served in an attempt to decrease excessive drinkingโ€ฆ
There is a waterfall in a park in New York which curtains an 'eternal flame' - a natural gas leak which visitors keep lit all year roundโ€ฆ
Rick Sanchez, Birdperson, and Squanchy from Rick and Morty were in a band called The Flesh Curtains. A picture frame hanging in Birdperson's house in the episode Get Schwifty shows Birdperson as the lead singer, Squanchy as the drummer, and Rick playing the bass guitar.โ€ฆ
The reason why shower curtains blow inwards while showering has four competing theoriesโ€ฆ
Michael Caine and John Lennon got drunk at the Cannes Film Festival. Caine found Lennon peeing out the window of a local palace and he says โ€œJohn โ€” youโ€™ve got it on the bloody curtains!โ€ to which Lennon replies, โ€œWho cares. Theyโ€™re rich. F โ€“ โ€“ โ€“ โ€™em!"โ€ฆ
Today I learned of a prankster, who, in 1976 used curtains to cover up the letters in "Hollywood" to "Hollyweed," the day the state's relaxed marijuana law took effect. Also, that Easter he made the sign into "Holywood," and in 1990 made it to "Oilwar," to make a political statement against the Gulf War.โ€ฆ
While many theories exist, no one knows for sure why the shower curtain blows inward while the water is runningโ€ฆ
Gaston Glock, founder of Glock Firearms, made curtain rods and knives in his garage until he heard that the Austrian army wanted a new sidearm.โ€ฆ
The glowing "lights" on the side front of a T-90's turret are actually an ATGM countermeasure system, entitled Shtora (Curtain)โ€ฆ
There are 4 competing theories on why shower curtains blow inward when taking a showerโ€ฆ
There is a company that provides flights to those who want to join the 'mile high club'. For $425 each, the on hour flight includes champagne, chocolate, and a curtain with one discreet pilot aboard.โ€ฆ
Bubble Wrap was invented in 1957 by engineers who sealed two shower curtains together, creating a smattering of air bubbles, which they originally tried to sell as wallpaper. When the product failed as wallpaper the team next marketed it as greenhouse insulation.โ€ฆ
Ty Cobb's father suspected his wife of cheating. He hid behind curtains hoping to prove it and she shot him dead thinking he was an intruderโ€ฆ
There is a company that provides private flights for individuals who want to join the mile high club. For $425.00 you get a 1 hour flight, chocolate, champagne, a curtain and 1 VERY DISCREET PILOT
There is a company that provides private flights for individuals who want to join the "mile high club". For $425.00 you get a 1 hour flight, chocolates, champagne, and a curtain.โ€ฆ
The no mans land of the Iron Curtain created a natural wildlife corridorโ€ฆ
There is a company that provides private flights for individuals who want to join the โ€œmile high clubโ€. For $425.00 you get a 1 hour flight, chocolates, champagne, and a curtain.โ€ฆ
Oriel Chambers was erected in 1864, the first building with a metal-framed glass curtain/facade. Considered today to be a precursor to modernist architecture, it was panned at the time, with one architecture reviewer writing that it was a "vast abortion" and was inferior to a brick warehouse.โ€ฆ
Background music of both Curtain Falls by Blue and Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio are the same and they're both sampled from Stevie Wonder's Pastime Paradiseโ€ฆ
For years an American magician named William Robinson masqueraded as a Chinese performer named Chung Ling Soo. He never spoke English in public until he was fatally shot during a performance of his bullet catch trick. His only words on stage; "Oh my God. Something's happened. Lower the curtain.โ€โ€ฆ
Sydney motorway tunnels have giant water curtain stop signs to stop oversized vehicles entering the tunnelsโ€ฆ
"the shower curtain effect", in which the curtain billows in towards you while you're taking a shower, is caused by a perpendicular, low-pressure vortex created by the water.โ€ฆ
In 1984 a man escaped the Iron Curtain by flying a self-built aircraft across the Czechoslovakian borderโ€ฆ
A funeral home in Michigan has started offering drive-thru mourning. They installed a window that displays a body inside the building and curtains over the window automatically open when a car pulls up. Mourners get three minutes to view the body as music plays overhead.โ€ฆ
Folk singer Tommy Makem's song "The Winds are Singing Freedom" became a popular song in the Eastern Bloc, particularly in East Germany, as the decline of the iron curtain got closerโ€ฆ
The "Shower Curtain Effect", where a shower curtain blows inward when the shower is on, is still not entirely understood.โ€ฆ
The 870 mile "iron curtain" separating East and West Germany is now one of the most undisturbed nature preserves in the region, and is home to many rare plants and animals.โ€ฆ
While on their 'Behind the Iron Curtain' tour through Eastern Europe in 1984, Iron Maiden were asked if they would like to play at a Polish wedding... and they said yes.โ€ฆ
There is a burgeoning restaurant scene in North Korea where governmental elites can splurge in and dine on food the average North Korean can only dream of. Most are hidden from general populace through heavy curtains and a lack of signage.โ€ฆ
Former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski once spent $445 for a pincushion and $6,000 on a shower curtain before being sentenced for fraud in 2005.โ€ฆ
When in Japan, because the toilets were so small, Andre the Giant supposedly used bathtubs as toilets and would wipe with the shower curtain.โ€ฆ
In Utah, bartenders in restaurants have to mix cocktails behind a curtainโ€ฆ
Utah has a law that requires bartenders in restaurants to hide behind a "Zion Curtain" to prepare drinks. They were mandated in hopes of combating excessive drinking by keeping alcohol out of sight of restaurant patrons who choose not to consume alcoholโ€ฆ
There is no scientific consensus on the processes that cause shower curtains to blow inwards while taking a hot shower.โ€ฆ
The phrase "break a leg" is a reference to having to take so many bows that the curtains on the side of the stage break, not a physical breaking of limbs.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the European Green Belt, a flourishing natural area that connects many national parks along the route of the old "Iron Curtain." After the Cold War, scientists noticed that animals/plants were thriving here due to the limited human impact in the areas that split the West from the USSR.โ€ฆ
The phrase "Iron Curtain" as a reference to the Soviet Union wasn't coined by Winston Churchill but was used by the Nazis as early as 1943.โ€ฆ
Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech that first recognized the Cold War was delivered to a college in Missouri in 1946. Mikhail Gorbachev gave a speech there in 1992, declaring the end of the Cold War.โ€ฆ
Playwright Moliรจre wrote/starred in 'The Imaginary Invalid' a 1765 play about Argan: a hypochondriac. On the 4th performance he ironically fell ill on stage and died. A 2005 adaptation had the actor 'collapse' as the curtain fell, the last line: 'Moliรจre's ill! Is there a doctor in the house?'โ€ฆ
Winston Churchill was a massive sci-fi fan and he might have stolen his famous โ€œiron Curtainโ€ line from a HG Wells bookโ€ฆ
There is no definite theory as to why the shower curtain bulges towards you.โ€ฆ
There is an airline that offers private flights for individuals who want to join the "mile high club". $425.00 gets you an hour flight, chocolates, champagne, a curtain, and "One (1) VERY DISCREET PILOT".โ€ฆ
Open Display Fridges (supermarkets etc) use a function called an "Air Curtain" to keep things cold.โ€ฆ
Sheep knuckle bone "pavement" was used an outer yard which may have been part of the recently discovered Curtain Theater in London where Shakespear's Henry V and Romeo and Juliet were first performedโ€ฆ
The world's longest standing ovation was given to Placido Domingo after a performance of Otello in 1991. The ovation lasted 80 minutes with 101 curtain calls.โ€ฆ
The shower curtain blows inward not because of the Bernoulli effect, but because the water stream creates a horizontal vortex, like a hurricane eye, which is a center of low pressure.โ€ฆ
On December 30th 1903 a theater in Chicago was bragged to be "fireproof", and had a curtain that would be lowered in case of an fire.When a fire started workers couldn't get the curtain down and the fire killed over 600 people in fifteen minutes.โ€ฆ
Luciano Pavarotti holds the record for receiving 165 curtain calls (final bow), more than any other artist.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of DC Comics' Danny the Street, a sentient and sapient stretch of roadway who is also male and a transvestite. His sidewalks are lined with various hyper-masculine stores which are decorated with frilly pink curtains and lace.โ€ฆ
During the Cold War, the Bering Strait marked the border between the Soviet Union and the United States, with the Diomede Islandsโ€”Big Diomede (Russia) and Little Diomede (US)โ€”only 3.8 km (2.4 mi) apart. This border became known as the "Ice Curtain".โ€ฆ
Today I learned how to easily clean my old vinyl shower curtain.
Joni Mitchell wrote Big Yellow Taxi ("paved paradise and put up a parking lot") on her first trip to Hawaii. " I threw back the curtains and saw these beautiful green mountains in the distance. Then, I looked down and there was a parking lot as far as the eye could see, and it broke my heart"โ€ฆ
In February 2003, Picaso's Guernica at the UN building in NYC, showing the horrors of war, was covered by a blue curtain while Colin Powell argued for the invasion of Iraqโ€ฆ
The idea of an "Iron Curtain" that separates the Communist Bloc from the rest of Europe, was not coined by Winston Churchill. British poets, Russian authors and even Joseph Goebbels used it before the cold war.โ€ฆ
Half of the pitch of the Stade Pierre-Mauroy can be raised & shifted over the other half, revealing a lower levelโ€”Boรฎte ร  Spectaclesโ€”which is used for smaller events such as concerts & tennis matches. A curtain is used to screen off the other half of the stadium to enhance the experience.โ€ฆ
In the Radio City Music Hall, The gold stage curtain that falls in front of the Great Stage is the largest stage curtain in the world.โ€ฆ
There is a company that provides private flights for individuals who want to join the "mile high club". For $425.00 you get a 1 hour flight, chocolates, champagne, and a curtain.โ€ฆ
There is a 6800km cycle path along the former USSR border through Europe, passing through twenty countries- The Iron Curtain Trailโ€ฆ
There is a company that provides private flights for individuals who want to join the "mile high club". For $425.00 you get a 1 hour flight, chocolates, champagne, and a curtain.โ€ฆ
Charles Mingus, a Jazz musician in the 1950's, once had the children of his band mates play from behind the stage curtain instead of his regular band, mocking the free jazz sounds that were becoming popular in New York at the time.โ€ฆ
Robotics has solved the problem of your curtains being too small for your window.โ€ฆ
Palomar Observatory has the atmosphere of a university club as it comes with a library and dining room. The sleeping quarters is known as the "Monastery" and is equipped with surplus World War II blackout curtains so the astronomers could sleep during the day.โ€ฆ

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