The notification tone for an incoming message in the early Nokia handsets: three short beeps (dot dot dot), two long ones (dash dash), and three short beeps (dot dot dot) is the Morse code for "SMS - Short Message Service." textmagic.com/blog/the-hi…
When Greek Runner Konstantinos Kenteris won gold at the 2000 Olympics for the 200-metre dash, he was the first Greek athlete to win an Olympic sprint since Dionysius of Alexandria in 269 AD. youtu.be/0onEevh0s8E
The 1978 Dodge Sportsman van disguised as an ambulance driven by Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise in the movie 1981 "The Cannonball Run" was actually the real vehicle used by Brock Yates and Hal Needham in what was the final Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash held in 1979. arnesantics.com/the-canno…
After receiving equa lvotes in a local election in Texas, a 200 yard dash was held to decide the winner. William Simms was about to win, but tripped 10 feet from the finish line. Then Frank Hollowell fell over him, but crawled to the finish line faster than Simms to secure the election. newspapers.com/clip/16439…
Lalo Schifrin based the rhythm of the iconic Theme from Mission: Impossible on the letters M I rendered in Morse code ( _ _ . . ) where each dash has a beat and a half, and each dot has a single beat, the syncopated rhythm fitting the song's time signature of 5/4. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Despite not being composed with any military victory in mind, Beethoven's 5th Symphony is now known as the Victory Symphony. The famous opening four notes - sort-shot-short-long, aligning with the morse code for the letter V - dot-dot-dot-dash. cmuse.org/beethovens-fift…
There are three types of dashes. A hyphen (-) connects compound works, like Anglo-Saxon. The En-Dash (–) is used when showing a type of distance or range, like Mon–Fri. The Em-Dash (β€”) is used to add a thought into a sentence, like "I memorized the state capitals β€” all fifty of them." reword.ca/different-types…
The beat of the Mission: Impossible theme song spells the letters M.I. in Morse Code: dash dash-dot dot) techly.com.au/2016/03/31/…
The 1981 comedy film β€˜The Cannonball Run’ starring Burt Reynolds was actually a race event organized by Car & Driver editor Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit. It was the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. There were 5 races run between 1971 & 1979. arnesantics.com/i-went-se…
The 1981 movie β€œCannonball Run” starring Burt Reynolds is based on a real event. Started in 1971 by Brock Yates to protest the 55mph speed limit the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash was a race from NY City to LA. The current record is 2,825 miles in 27 hours 25 minutes. caranddriver.com/features…
At E3 2004, 2 dudes cracked the case protecting the demo disc of Metal Gear Solid 3 on PS2 and leaned against the console until they were able to eject the disc. They then made a mad dash for the doors, and got away with the disc ign.com/articles/2004/05/…
The historically vague measurements "dash, pinch, smidgen" are mostly real cooking measurements that have generally agreed-upon amounts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
The fastest Cheetah ever recorded was named Sarah. In 2012, then-11-year-old Sarah was filmed running on a U.S.A. Track and Field-certified course at an unmatched pace of 61 miles per hour. Sarah’s 5.95 second 100-meter dash holds the known planet-wide record. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The terms "Dash" and "Pinch" (and "Smidgen", apparently) are concrete measurements in recipes equating to 1/8 tsp, 1/16 tsp, and 1/32 tsp. skillet.lifehacker.com/ho…
Hans Asperger, who identified autism in 1944, once said, "It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential. The necessary ingredient may be an ability to turn away from the everyday world, to rethink a subject with originality so as to create in new untrodden ways.". npr.org/sections/health-s…
The United States had plans for a nuclear-powered missile that could stay aloft for months at a time, until ordered to "dash" to a target at supersonic speeds. The missile would carry multiple nuclear warheads and even fly around contaminating an area with radiation after all ordnance was gone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
The em dash and en dash were so named because the dash is the width of the typesetter’s actual β€œM” and β€œN.” nytimes.com/2019/08/14/st…
Today I learned about Richard Russel who stole a plane (Dash 8 Q400), and performed the only known loop in this type of aircraft before what was deemed as intentionally crashing it. cbsnews.com/news/seattle-…
There is more than just a hyphen. There is the Em dash, used in a pair to enclose a word or phrase. There is also the En dash which just means "through," and commonly used for dates. getitwriteonline.com/arti…
Canadian Prime Minster John Turner was born in England and immigrated to Canada at age 4. In 1947 he became the fastest man in Canada, setting the Canadian record for the 100-yard dash (9.8 seconds). He also qualified for the 1948 Olympic Games – but was unable to attend due to an accident thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
The Ford Model T was not actually the first mass-produced car; it was actually the Oldsmobile Curved Dash, which entered production nine years before the Model T began to be mass produced en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
F1 Ace Michael Schumacher put his taxi driver in the passenger seat so he could make a high speed dash to the airport. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Measuring a 40-yard dash comes from the fact that the average distance of a punt is about 40 yards, while its average hang time is about 4.5 seconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40-…
The 100m dash record for Ohio State University's Men's Track and Field Team is still held by Jesse Owens, set in 1936. grfx.cstv.com/photos/scho…
For $160,000 you can opt to have a Breitling clock on the dash of your $230,000 Bentley SUV. bbc.com/autos/story/20151…
Colors of light affect our mood/sleep patterns differently. Hence the reason most vehicle dash boards utilize green, yellow, and red. eastwesteye.com/different…
An intersex athlete representing Poland won the 100 meter dash gold medal in the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles and her "sexually ambiguous genitalia" (due to a chromosomal disorder known as mosaicism) was not discovered until the autopsy following her 1980 murder in Cleveland. britannica.com/topic/1932…
Russian cosmonauts urinate on the right rear wheel of the transfer bus before liftoff. Female cosmonauts are excused, but some dash a cup of their own urine in solidarity. blastr.com/2012/08/why_do…
Russians use dash cams instead of car insurance to protect themselves from many types of fraud mentalfloss.com/article.p…
The first mass-produced, assembly line automobile with interchangable parts was the Oldsmobile Curved Dash, NOT the Ford Model T. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
The five note Mission: Impossible theme intro riff likely derived from the Morse code for "M.I.:" dash, dash, dot, dot. The dashes being one and a half beats each and the dots being one beat each for a total of five beats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Usain Bolt is only 2.19 seconds faster than a hippopotamus in the 100 meter dash. illustrativemathematics.o…
The dash, pinch and smidgen are actual cooking units. festibrate.com/season/das…
Today I learned of the "dog's bollocks," an outdated punctuation mark consisting of a colon followed by a dash. It was used to indicate a restful pause for a speaker when the associated text was read out loud. It was popular for centuries, and was taught to students as recently as 1949. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog…
An en dash is called an en dash because it is the width of an N, and an em dash is called an em dash because it is the width of an M en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das…
The long dash β€” is called an "em dash" thepunctuationguide.com/e…
Jesse Owens tied the world record of 9.4 seconds in the 100-yard dash in 1933. He was in high school at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
In Mississippi it is considered a felony offence to dine and dash on bills exceeding just $25.00 wikipedia.org/wiki/Dine_a…
When Usain Bolt set the world record for the 100-meter dash in 2008 he ran the race with his left shoe untied. He went on to set the world record again in 2009, this time with both his shoes tied. sports.espn.go.com/oly/su…
Bo Jackson has the NFL Combine record for the 40 yard dash with a time of 4.12. sportingnews.com/nfl/news…
When Former Detroit Lions running Back Jahvid Best ran the 100 Meter Dash for St Lucia in the 2016 Olympics, he became the first former NFL player to participate in the Summer Olympic Games en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jah…
Jackie Robinson's older brother, Mack, competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and won the Silver Medal for the 200 meter dash behind Jesse Owens en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
In Russia, the sheer size of the country, combined with lax β€” and often corrupt β€” law enforcement, and a legal system that rarely favors first-hand accounts of traffic collisions dash cams are all but a requirement for motorists. wired.com/2013/02/russian…
Stacey Dash was born in 1966! That makes her 45 today! She was almost 30 in "Clueless" playing a 16 year old! Does this woman ever age?! She looks exactly the same youtube.com/watch?v=aknNz…
There is a cocktail named the "Sully", after Hudson River pilot Chesley Sullenberger, that consists of two shots of Grey Goose vodka and a dash of water. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
The Dine & Dash has a legal name: "Defrauding an Innkeeper" greghillassociates.com/wh…
With only three exceptions, everyone who has ever run under 10 seconds in the 100m dash, has been of West-African decent. Of those three, only one is white. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
In 1956 the Chrysler Corporation offered an under the dash mounted record player (phonograph). The option was discontinued the following year. uaw-chrysler.com/images/n…
Daughters of the Dust, a 1991 independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash was the first feature film directed by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dau…

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