2000 year-old seeds were discovered in Israel around 1965 and were held in storage for the next 40 years. After they were planted, a tree that has been extinct for 1800 years and has seeds that are larger than those of both modern cultivated date palms and wild plants sprouted theguardian.com/environme…
Rotisserie chickens are often cheaper than whole raw chickens because grocery stores use them to bring more people into the store and also they are often made with poultry that is about to reach its best by date en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rot…
The Hoovers both spoke Mandarin. In the White House they would speak in Mandarin to avoid eavesdroppers. To date, Lou Hoover is the only First Lady to speak an Asian language. They were also well versed in Latin; working together to translate "De Re Metallica" a 16th century mining textbook. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
Today I learned about the arrest of 16 y/o Daniel LaPlante, who, after a bad date, dug a burrow into the crawl space of the girl’s home & terrorized her for months as a spirit of her late mother then discovered dressed as a bride wielding a hatchet by her dad. parkaman.com/strange-case…
Italy built an entire courthouse to prosecute the Mafia. They charged 475 members in a trial that lasted from 1986-1992. To date, it is one of the biggest trials in history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max…
The light atop a Hollywood record company building has been quietly blinking-out messages in Morse code since first being turned-on in 1956 --by Morse's own granddaughter. (The default message is one word, but it once revealed an album release date: β€œKaty Perry. Prism. October 22, 2013.") atlasobscura.com/places/c…
Televangelist Pat Robertson, net worth $100M, predicted in 1976 that the world would end in November of 1982. After that didn't happen, he tried again a decade laterβ€”in his 1990 book The New Millennium, he said the world would be destroyed on April 29, 2007. The world did not end on that date. usnews.com/news/articles/…
Adam Sandler's movie "50 First Dates" inspired a real therapy program in which patients with early dementia watch every morning a video message of support from their loved ones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_…
Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith in May 1935, six months after Wilson got sober. Thirty days later, on 10 June 1935, Smith drank his last drink. This is date marked by AA for its anniversaries. As of 2018, AA had over 2 million members. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Even though they existed for about 165 million years, only about 700 species of dinosaur have been discovered to date. thedinosaurmuseum.com/din…
Today I learned of the saying "Irish Goodbye," it refers to a person ducking out of a party, social gathering or very bad date without bidding farewell. abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/…
Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan were professional acquaintances during the Voyager project in 1977. When Sagan returned a phone call from Druyan it turned into a date and they were engaged by the end of the call. They married in 1981 and were together until Sagan's death in December 1996. npr.org/2010/02/12/123534…
Linus Torvalds, the creator and principal developer of Linux, first met his wife Tove while running introductory computer laboratory exercises for students in 1993. He instructed the course attendees to send him an e-mail as a test, to which Tove responded with an e-mail asking for a date en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Not only did then-future Supreme Court Justices William Rehnquist & Sandra Day O'Connor date during their time at Stanford Law School, but he actually asked her to marry him as well. She turned down his proposal. 30 years later, however, they found themselves serving on the Court together. npr.org/2018/10/31/662293…
Chewing gum retains its quality for so long that it is not required by law in most countries to be labeled with an expiration date. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Today I learned of Viper. A rapper that released a full album a day for almost a full year in 2014. To date he's released over 1500 albums, although only 15 of those actually consist of original material. wikipedia.org/wiki/Viper_…
If there are more than 26 hurricanes in the Atlantic hurricane season, storms get named after the Greek alphabet once the English alphabet is exhausted. To date, this has only happened once (in 2005). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
Alcoholics Anonymous groups use "thirteenth stepping" as a pejorative term for approaching new members of the groups for dates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
The US' supply of coral snake antivenom "technically expired" in 2008...but the expiration date was extended each year until at least 2017. It would cost $5-10M to develop a new synthetic antivenom, and the extremely low number of cases per year make it a poor investment for drugmakers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The most expensive city for a date night (dinner for two, bottle of wine, two cinema tickets, taxi back home) is Oslo, Norway, at $159, while the cheapest is Ankara, Turkey, at $36 elitesingles.com/mag/rela…
The earliest recorded epidemic dates back to the Peloponnesian War, 430 BC. he ancient Greek historian Thucydides described the symptoms of a disease believed to be typhoid fever. Known as the Great Athenian Plague, it killed about 100,000 people, or two-thirds of the population there. needforscience.com/histor…
At the UK State Opening of Parliament, Yeomen of the Guards (Queen's Bodyguards) still check underneath the House of Lords for traces of Gunpowder. It is a tradition that dates back to Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Once they get the all clear they have a ceremonial glass of whiskey bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
Entrepreneur Laura Scudder (1881-1959), a pioneer of marking food with freshness dates & of using chips bags was refused insurance by male agents. After decades she gave up a $9 million offer for her company when the buyer wouldn't guarantee workers' jobs. (A later $6M offer did protect them.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau…
[] Kristen Stewart was paid $500,000 for a 15-minute date with a Saudi prince which she donated to hurricane Sandy relief charity fund arabianbusiness.com/saudi…
There is an international standard for writing the date called ISO 8601, that uses the format YYYY-MM-DD. Although it has been around since 1988, very few countries actually use it. brilliantmaps.com/how-to-…
There are no US laws or regulations about β€œexpiration dates” for child car seats. The 6 year rule was made up by manufacturers and there’s no data to indicate that older child car seats are unsafe. marketplace.org/2019/11/1…
The first published story of an abduction by extraterrestrials dates back to Stockton, California in 1896. A man claimed he and a friend encountered an attempted kidnapping by three tall, thin beings, 7 feet tall and nude, with small delicate hands and hairless except for a soft downy fur ufoupdateslist.com/2004/m…
The James Webb Space Telescope not only missed its launch date by 14 years so far, but has also missed its designed mission end date by 9 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Scientists give funny names to genetically variant fruit flies; (Ken & Barbie): flies that fail to develop external genitalia, (Maggie): Flies that fail to develop past a certain stage & are named after Maggie from the Simpsons, (Cheap Date): A fly that expresses high sensitivity to alcohol. io9.gizmodo.com/fruit-fly…
The Tarim Mummies (Which date from 1800BC to the first centuries BC) discovered in Xinjiang, China are Caucasian, likely speakers of Indo-European languages such as the Tocharians en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
The β€œNew Forest” in the UK dates back to William the Conqueror, making it almost 1000 years old. thenewforest.co.uk/inform…
The 14th Dalai Lama has a collection of more than 15 watches, among them a Patek Phillipe Ref. 658 - one of only 15 made - which was sent by US President Frank D. Roosevelt and is still functional, a Rolex Datejust made of gold and stainless steel, and a Rolex Day-Date made of yellow gold watchmaster.com/en/journa…
The largest handwritten family tree is in India and can date back upto 900 years old. youtu.be/JcSyvvreJKs
John Legend used to date Osama Bin Laden's niece. i.stuff.co.nz/entertainme…
There are only 23 words that date back 15,000 years and are considered the oldest known words in the English language. They are: thou, I, not, that, we, to give, who, this, what, man/male, ye, old, mother, to hear, hand, fire, to pull, black, to flow, bark, ashes, to spit, and worm. itworld.com/article/27099…
The date clothing originated isn't known. Estimates range from 40,000 years ago to 540,000 years ago. A study of human body lice suggests clothing originated at least 170,000 years ago as the lice couldn't have survived on humans without clothing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
The creators of the premise of Interstellar, Lynda Obst and Kip Thorne, first met each other when Carl Sagan set them up on a blind date. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Actor Robert Pattinson dealt with an obsessed fan who had been camping outside his apartment by taking her out on a dinner date. "I just complained about everything in my life and she never came back." today.com/popculture/twil…
The Danish flag - or Dannebrog - is said to date from 1219 and is celebrated as the oldest continuously used national flag in the world dancham.or.th/denmark-cel…
In 2012 the US Defense Dept. Donated Two Space Telescopes to NASA, That Are Better Than the Hubble Telescope, Because They Were Too Old, and Out of Date! theatlantic.com/technolog…
Parts of the Uplistsikhe cave-town hewn into the rocks of central Georgia* date back to 1,000 BC. Archaeologists think the underground complex was still being lived-in in the 1400s. (*Georgia the country, not the state) atlasobscura.com/places/u…
Today I learned about the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators. If a company owed you money but couldn't pay you because of out of date contact information, it is possible that money is now available to be claimed through the NAUPA. unclaimed.org/
In 2017, The Dallas Morning News apologized for a spelling error in a review of the original Star Wars movie... written in 1977, exactly 40 years to the date. They misspelled the word "Wookiee" as "Wookie", and apologized "to the seven-foot-tall hairy alien biped community" for the error. dallasnews.com/arts-enter…
In 1964, Sports Illustrated debuted its first Swimsuit Issue. Babette March's white bikini caused a sensation. Sports Illustrated readers wrote in to the magazine with date offers and marriage proposals to the model content.time.com/time/spe…
The world's oldest human-made gold treasure dates back to the period between 4,500 BC and 4,000 BC is found in Varna, Bulgaria. archaeologyinbulgaria.com…
The battery powered flashlight dates back to 1899. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
The first recorded example of written Finnish dates back to c. 1450 and reads: "I want to speak Finnish, [but] I am not able to". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin…
The history of White Gold dates back to 1710, when it was composed by alchemists Johan Frierich Bottger and Ehrenfried Walther Von Tcshirnhaus in Germany utsavpedia.com/attires/je…
Even though they’re all brown and wrinkly, dates (medjool) are a fresh fruit produceretailer.com/artic…
A study of peer-reviewed journals in the field of genomics found that 19.6% of studies contained data errors created by Microsoft Excel. That's because some genes with names like SEPT2 (Septin 2) were automatically being converted by Excel into dates. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about Pumped-Storage Hydroelectricity, in which thousands of gallons of water are pumped to a reservoir at a higher elevation using off-peak electricity, then released to turn turbines and produce electricity at a later date. It's a non-chemical form of battery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
The general consensus among theologians is that the birth date of Jesus Christ is between 6 and 4 Before Christ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dat…
: Decision for a Pakistani corruption case which involved falsified documents, was given based on the font which was used in the documents. The argument was that the used font, 'Calibri' was not commercially available until 2007. Court decided that the documents were re printed with false dates. bbc.com/news/blogs-trendi…
Actor Robert Pattinson dealt with an obsessed fan who had been camping outside his apartment by taking her out on a dinner date. today.com/popculture/twil…
Tupper’s self referential formula is an inequality that plots anything you can fit in a 106x17 pixels rectangle in a certain interval on the Y-axis. As a consequence, we can state that for every one of us there is an interval where the formula plots our name and the date of our death. plus.maths.org/content/fo…
Ironically, the doctrine of papal infallibility (the pope officially has singular absolute final say on matters of church doctrine) dates only to 1870, around the time when the papacy permanently lost all its remaining temporal political power. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Mongols have an ice fishing technique at Changan Lake that dates back over 2,000 years and is done in temperatures as low as -22C to -30C. china.org.cn/video/2016-1…
Today I learned of the Burnside Fountain, "Boy With Turtle," infamous in a nearby town for its design. Sculptor Charles Y. Harvey killed himself a week after beginning the piece, claiming to have heard voices coming from inside the sculpture which instructed him to commit suicide on a specific date. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
There are still dry counties in the USA where the sale of any kind of alcohol is prohibited. Some of these, like Moore Country, Tennessee, date back to the passage of state prohibition laws in the early 20th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
The Queen's Official Birthday (or the King's Official Birthday) is only an arbitrarily selected day in British Commonwealth realms on which the birthday of the monarch is officially celebrated in those countries. It does not necessarily correspond to the date of the monarch's actual birth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
There is an Asteroid Day with the purpose of raising asteroid awareness to protect the Earth. And it's today, the date of the Tunguska event. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ast…
A major factor for Joseph Stalin’s rise to power in the Soviet Union was that political rival Leon Trotsky missed Vladimir Lenin’s funeral - because Stalin gave Trotsky the wrong date. bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides…
The largest known animal on Earth is the blue whale. The largest blue whale to date is a female that weighed 389,760 pounds (176,792 kg). animals.howstuffworks.com…
The phrase "Dogs are a man's best friend." dates back to 1789 and was said by Frederick the Great of Prussia about his Italian Greyhound. wikipedia.org/wiki/Man%27…
Andy Dalton and his wife rent out a hotel every year to let parents of children with disabilities drop off their kids for a much needed paid date night. bengals.com/news/andy-dal…
Today I learned of an Ugandan doomsday cult whose followers surrendered their wealth to the church. After the prophesied date passed many disgruntled followers demanded their money back. The cult leaders responded by massacring over 900 of them. The leaders were never caught. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mov…
The exact origins of surfing are not certain, but it was first observed by Europeans on a ship in Tahiti back in 1767. Research suggests that surfing dates back to the ancient Polynesian cultures. According to data collected and myths, the chief of a tribe was the man who could surf the best. centralhome.com/Surfing-H…
The oldest UK law dates back to 1267 AD (The Statute of Marlborough) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Only 4% of people are born on the due date babycentre.co.uk/a552040/…
There are 35 possible dates that Easter can land on, some of which don't repeat for hundreds of years at a time. Nearly 1 out of every 10 calendar dates has been or will be Easter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The word 'abracadabra" dates as far back as the 2nd century AD worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-…
This Sunday (02-02-2020) the date is written the same backward and forward β€” for everyone in the world β€” which hasn't happened in 900 years disrn.com/news/sundays-da…
The oldest company still operating today Kongo Gumi, a Japanese construction company, that dates to 578 AD fastcompany.com/90464459/…
Today I learned about the International Fixed Calendar. It is comprised of 13 months of 28 days each (364) + 1 extra day that doesn't belong to any week. it is a perennial calendar and every date falls on the same day every year. It was never adopted by any country but the Kodak company used it from 1928-1989. citylab.com/life/2014/12/…
The written form of the Finnish language was largely created by one man, who was born at an unknown date somewhere around 1510. The invention of the printing press and the first sails to the Americas predate first texts ever written in Finnish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
The Last Airbender is the Shyamalan's worst-reviewed film to date en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Clarendon Library in Oxford has a clock that has been powered by the same batteries since 1840. To date its bells have rung over 10 Billion times. physics.ox.ac.uk/history.…
The full lyrics of "Take me Out to the Ball Game" reveal the song was a feminist anthem about a woman wanting to go see a baseball game rather than go on a date to a show. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Cheap Date, 18 Wheeler, Dreadlocks, Van Gogh, Clown, Tinman, Indy, Boss, and Swiss Cheese are some of the names of fruit fly genes. bitesizebio.com/23221/14-…
The Philippines was assigned on the eastern side of the International Date Line, making it one day behind its Asian neighbors until 1844. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Archaeologists in India, found though carbon dating, a chariot that dates back to bronze age (Approx 4000 BC). This suggests that Europeans and Indo-Iranians were two separate groups (albeit of a common origin - Proto-Afroasiatic) and challenges the Aryan Invasion Theory researchgate.net/publicat…
Female psychopaths appear to be more prone to promiscuity than male psychopaths, and while they.prefer to date non-psychopathic men in the short-term, for long-term relationships they tend to look for a fellow psychopath. theconversation.com/five-…
, according to the Chinese Ming-Dynasty (17th century) era book "Wuzazu" by Xie Zhaozhi, the game Rock Paper Scissors dates back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). In Japan, its earliest form "mushi-ken", players picked from a frog (kawazu), a slug (namekuji), or a snake (hebi). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Today I learned of a POW camp for German soldiers in Manitoba, Canada. The location was so remote, escape was virtually impossible. This meant that prisoners had a great deal of freedom, including being allowed to date girls from a nearby town and attend dances. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
The practice of indoor gardening dates back to ancient times. Initially, in ancient Egyptian, Indian and Chinese civilizations pot plants were used in outdoor settings in courtyards. prestigiousplantscapes.co…
9 out of 10 people who are stopped from committing suicide do not kill themselves at a later date. hsph.harvard.edu/means-ma…
Bobby Farrell, a singer with the band Boney M, died on the same date and city as Rasputin, the russian mystic and holy man, who was the subject of one of Boney M's most famous song en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Apart from the legendary Y2K, the crisis programmers really fear is in 2038, when systems running C will run out of dates popularmechanics.com/scie…
Teppanyaki is not a traditional Japanese method of cooking and dates back only to 1945, when the first teppanyaki steakhouse opened in Japan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tep…
Intel Corporation continues to install drivers on their PC's with a driver date of 7/18/1968. That's not a typo. Intel was founded on that day. tenforums.com/drivers-har…
Today I learned about the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi , planted in 288 BCE, is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date. It has been protected since its planting mainly due to its religious significance in Buddhism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay…
Gwyneth Paltrow's pseudoscience company Goop, which sells candles that smell like her Vagina, Vampire Repellent, and Vagina Steamers has raised $82 Million to date and is valued at over $250 Million techcrunch.com/2018/03/29…
The first "Seven Wonders" lists came guidebooks popular with Hellenic sightseers that date from the 2nd-1st century BC. wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder…
Due to a software glitch, in February 2007 six USAF F-22 fighter aircraft had their systems simultaneously crash mid-flight when they flew over the international date line. washingtonexaminer.com/we…
The tiny vestigial pocket in blue jeans dates back to 1890. It was originally included as a means for carrying a pocket watch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poc…
Pig udders stuffed with salted sea urchins were a coveted appetizer at the banquets of aristocratic ancient Romans, who were also known to fatten snails with milk before frying them. Boiled flamingo with dates was another elite delicacy. thespec.com/life/food-win…
Genital Herpes (HSV2) dates back millions of years. Scientists found that early ancestors (Homo Erectus) most likely contracted it from another early hominin (Parathropus Boisei). Probably likely through scavenging ancestral chimp meat. phys.org/news/2017-10-hom…
A rare 400-year-old shimpaku tree, which was due to be entered in a Japanese beauty competition, was stolen from a roughly 5,000 hectare park run by a fifth generation bonsai master whose family practice dates back to the Edo period (1603-1868) cnn.com/2019/02/11/asia/j…
The oldest surviving camera photograph dates back to 1826 or 1827, and depicts a view from a window. It took several days of exposure to take the picture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vie…
It wasn't until 15 February 1971 (Decimal Day) that the UK decimalised its currency. Before this date in the UK, each pound was made up of 20 shillings, each shiling was made up of 12 pence, which meant each pound was 240 pence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dec…

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