In most legal systems, a bank deposit of money is not a bailment. In other words, when you deposit cash to a bank, the funds deposited are no longer your property. You merely loaned the money to the bank for a promised interest without security. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Liposuction (a surgical procedure done to remove excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body) can cause thrombophlebitis (a condition that makes veins to be inflamed when a blood clot forms). healthtuition.com/liposuc…
The Danakil Desert, home of the hottest place on Earth, the Danakil Depression, has salt deposits 800m/2600ft thick that are mined by the Afar people by hand en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Tree shrews in Borneo use pitcher plants as their toilet. The tree shrews feed on the nectar on the leaves and deposit their feces into the pitcher plants, which the pitcher plants use as a source of nitrogen; an element they wouldn't acquire easily without the shrews. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The villagers of Piplantri plants 111 trees every time a girl is born. To ensure the girls financial security, the villagers contribute Rs 21,000 and set a fixed deposit bank account, which can be used only, once she turns 18 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pip…
Today I learned about Lepersonnite, an extremely rare rare earth mineral only found in Shinkolobwe deposit in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is the only mineral in which the chemical element Gadolinium, otherwise too reactive to exist, is found in nature. 400 tonnes of Gadolinium are produced yearly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lep…
Gold can grow on Eucalyptus trees. In its search for water, the Eucalyptus tree absorbs gold particles dissolved in the water deep underground, then storing the gold in the leaves of the tree. This is a cheap and effective way to discover new gold deposits in Australia. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
During a flight to America the 'Hindenburg' hovered over a random English town and dropped a bouquet of flowers, then ascended and continued its journey. A note attached to the bouquet read: please deposit these flowers and cross on the grave of my dear brother, POW [in the local cemetery]" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZ_…
A man decided to deposit a check that he received from a junk mail ad just to see what would happen. to his surprise, they allowed him to deposit the $95,000 check. the bank tried to take the money back, but since he didn’t break any laws, there was nothing they could do. nytimes.com/1995/08/20/us…
Lightning strikes on soil can form glass; the energy discharge melts silica and other sediments into deposits called fulgurites en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ful…
The Moon's unseen farside was expected to look about the same as its nearside (the face we always see). But in 1959, the Soviet's Luna 3 spacecraft shattered that illusion, showing the farside barely had any dark volcanic deposits known as maria. astronomy.com/magazine/ne…
The reason K-Ar dating of volcanic deposits is so accurate is because the superheat of the volcano erupting drives out ancient Argon from rocks that would confuse dating and resets the radioactive clock to zero. sciencedirect.com/topics/…
The Democratic Republic of Congo is widely considered one of the world's richest countries in natural resources; its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of US$24 trillion. Yet, owing to political instability, it remains one of the poorest countries (per capita). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
In 2004, German football club FC Union Berlin was facing bankruptcy and didn't have the €1.5 million deposit required to participate in the season. Their fans gave blood en masse and donated the money they got to save the club. footyaccumulators.com/new…
General election candidates in the UK have to pay a Β£500 deposit to appear on the ballot. However, this is returned to them if they gain 5% of the vote. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
In adult human bodies, fat is stored in yellowish deposits due to coloration from beta carotene and other nutrients. Infants, who have not yet accumulated these substances, have fat which is closer to white. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet…
Scientists found evidence that a natural nuclear reactor existed in Africa 2 billion years ago. There was a uranium deposit large enough to sustain a chain reaction. It was first noticed when a French power plant's uranium shipment from Africa had decreased levels of fissile uranium-235. scientificamerican.com/ar…
When the corpses from Holy Innocents' Cemetery in Paris were dug up to be moved into the catacombs in 1786, many bodies had incompletely decomposed and had reduced into large deposits of fat known as "corpse wax". During exhumation, this fat was collected and turned into candles and soap. museumsandmountains.com/w…
The human bot fly, native to Central and South America. A female bot fly will catch a mosquito mid-flight and deposit eggs on its body. When the mosquito takes a blood meal, the eggs hatch and enter the skin through the bite wound. The larvae feeds on the host for 6-12 weeks before crawling out ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
A man was arrested because he was pissed off at Bank of America for freezing his account leaving him peniless, that he placed a bag of his own urine and fish bait to rot into their Safety Deposit Box as a form of justice. reviewjournal.com/news/an…
Bones produce piezoelectricity when stress is applied and forms electrical dipoles that attract osteoblasts. Osteoblasts deposit calcium and other minerals on the part of the bone that is stressed which increases the density of the bone. bjultrasonic.com/piezoele…
The Romans not only built aqueducts and other wonders, but a large amount of dams. In Spain alone they built 72, and many of their dams in Europe are still in use to this day. They were mostly used for irrigation, but one example shows they dried up water in order to find gold deposits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
The cannibalized remains of a 14-year-old girl were discovered in a 17th century trash deposit inside fort James. This proves that early colonists resorted to cannibalism to survive during 1609-1610. This was after eating their horses and pets. Only 60 colonists survived. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Scientists believe that younger Sand Dollars sift through sand and ingest small grains Magnetite, an iron-rich deposit found in the ocean. These Sand Dollars will then take these grains and store them in chambers inside their body to help weigh them down and keep them from floating away. kqed.org/science/1932072/…
The anarchist thinker Peter Kropotkin was a military officer turned geologist. In 1871 Kropotkin explored the glacial deposits of Finland and Sweden. In 1873, he published a map and paper in which he showed that the existing maps entirely misrepresented the physical features of Asia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Michigan's 10 cent deposit law on cans would be worth nearly 50 cents in today's dollars. bottlebill.org/index.php/…
When Fatima Othman, a disabled street beggar, died in an abandoned car in Beirut, she was found to be carrying 5 million Lebanese ounds in cash and a deposit book showing more than $1 million in savings. arabnews.com/node/1304116…
In 1856, the U.S. passed the Guano Islands Act, which allows its citizens to temporarily possess any unclaimed islands to mine their guano deposits en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Members of Lewis & Clark's expedition took mercury-bearing pills to "treat" constipation and other conditions, and thus left mercury deposits wherever they dug their latrines. These mercury signals have been used to pinpoint some of the 600 camps on the voyage. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Floaters are visible deposits within the eye's vitreous humour (gel). The vitreous starts out transparent, but imperfections gradually develop as one ages. The perception of floaters, is known as myodesopsia. Floaters are visible because of the shadows imperfections cast on the retina. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
Today I learned of the giant ichneumon wasp, whose females have an ovipositor up to 5 inches long that they use to delve into trees and inject venom and deposit eggs into horntail larvae hiding inside the trees. The resulting wasp larvae then eat the now-paralyzed horntail larvae. youtu.be/KxHckvpbopQ
Scientists discovered what they think are the world's oldest biological colours - they are bright pink. The pigments were discovered after researchers crushed 1.1billion year old rocks in the marine shale deposit beneath the Sahara desert. theguardian.com/science/2…
Today I learned of Norilsk, the world's northernmost city with over 100,000 habitants, where soil polution is so intense corporations could just start mining it instead of the ore deposits. Temperatures there often reach bellow -25Β°C (-13Β°F). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
In order to prevent tourists from stealing their beer glasses, some bars in Belgium require people to hand over one of their shoes as a deposit which is then put in a basket and hung from the ceiling. This shoes basket has also become an attraction. thedrinksbusiness.com/201…
Researchers have found that a number of individuals do deposit large amounts of bacteria blowing out candles on Birthday Cake en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
From 1911 to 1967 the United States Postal Savings System took deposits for consumers and gave up to 2.5% return on savings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Bone spurs are permanent deposits and do not heal and go away algaecal.com/research/bon…
Today I learned of the Dolania Mayfly. The adult insects emerge before dawn in early summer, mate and die within the space of about thirty minutes. The female deposits her eggs in the water and dies within five minutes of emergence, believed to be the shortest adult lifespan of any insect en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
When Russia offered to sell Alaska to the United States, Secretary of State Seward agreed to purchase the land. For a time the purchase was dubbed 'Sewards Folly' as they contended it a useless land, but he was vindicated when a major gold deposit was discovered in the Yukon in 1896. history.state.gov/milesto…
Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, totaling 297 billion barrels. In addition to conventional oil, Venezuela has oil sands deposits similar in size to those of Canada, and approximately equal to the world's reserves of conventional oil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil…
A single species of spiders reproduces by a process known as β€œtraumatic insemination”, in which the male sedates the female and proceeds to pierce her abdomen with one of its two penises to directly deposit sperm on its ovaries. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Michigan has a bottle deposit of 10 cents, instead of the usual 5 cents. Their recycle rate is 97%, compared to 70% of states with bottle deposits, compared to 33% for states without any deposit laws. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Templar Knights would issue letters of credit to the pilgrims journeying to the Holy Land. Pilgrims deposited their valuables with a local Templar, received a document indicating the value of their deposit, then used that document upon arrival to retrieve their funds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
In April 2015, the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company, an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area, was burgled. The incident has been called the "largest burglary in English legal history." The heist was planned and carried out by elderly men. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
Today I learned of the Guano Islands Act, a law that enables citizens of the United States to take possession of unclaimed islands containing guano deposits. vox.com/2014/7/31/5951731…
Most "gold" that is traded on the stock market is not backed by actual gold. The London Bullion Market Association, the world's largest gold market, have approximately a hundred times more gold deposits than actual gold bullion to back the deposits up. businessinsider.com/11-ex…
One of Frank Abagnale's (Catch Me If You Can) first cons was to buy a security guard costume, and place a sign over a bank drop box saying "Out of Service, Place deposits with security guard on duty". He later stated he was shocked it worked, commenting "How can a drop box be out of service?". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Today I learned about the Loomis Fargo robbery, the second largest cash robbery in US history, in which the conspirators were caught largely due to their extravagant spending afterwards and because one asked a bank teller how much money she could deposit before the bank had to notify the federal government. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oct…
It is possible for a uranium deposit to spontaneously undergo nuclear fission, thus acting as a "natural" nuclear reactor capable of generating up to 100 kilowatts. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Heist, one of the largest burglaries in Britain... And it was carried out by pensioners wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatton…

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