Biblically accurate angels are very different from well-known description of the an angel - Old Testament depict one of them (Seraphim) as six-winged, flaming creature continuesly chanting "Holy, holy, holy" and the other (Ophanim) as pair of wheels with multiple eyes youtu.be/40KcrrfbJ6o
The origins of Chicago's nickname of the Windy City has NOTHING to do with weather- it actually stems from a late 19th century description that its residents were β€œwindbags” and β€œfull of hot air" rd.com/article/chicago-wi…
A NASA chief engineer tried debunking the theory that Ezekiel's Wheel could be a description of an ancient alien spacecraft. After re-reading the Bible he ended up supporting the theory and published an academic paper and novel on the topic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
, the first seismometer was made in China in 132 AD by mathematician and inventor, Zhang Heng. The first Western description of the device comes from the French physicist and priest Jean de Hautefeuille in 1703. The modern seismometer was developed in the 19th century. wikipedia.org/wiki/Seismo…
It is illegal to sell products measured in non-metric units in New Zealand, however, a 'pint of beer' is an exception because it is considered a description rather than a volume. business.govt.nz/risks-an…
Fucking Hell is a German pale lager with an alcohol content of 4.9%. It is named after the village of Fucking in Austria; hell is the German word for 'pale' and a typical description of this kind of beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuc…
"Maris," the famous unseen character on the sitcom Frasier, was originally only going to off camera for a few episodes, but the increasing absurdity in which she was described forced the show into a box; they couldn't find an actress to meet the character's odd physical description. yahoo.com/entertainment/w…
Preacher Elvy E. Callaway claimed the Garden of Eden was in Bristol, Florida. He reasoned that it is one of only two places in the world where a river "splits into four "(Genesis 2:10). The only other place with this description is a river in Siberia, which is obviously too cold for Eden. floridafringetourism.com/…
Plesiosaurs, the marine reptile group associated with the Loch Ness Monster, had stiff necks and could not raise their heads to the iconic β€œNessie” position. This rules out the plesiosaur theory for Nessie, as almost every description of her as a plesiosaur uses the outdated neck posture. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about Harry Gardiner also known as the "Human Fly" climbed over 700 buildings with no special equipment, across North America and Western Europe. Gardiner disappeared in 1933, although a body matching his description was found beaten to death under the Eiffel Tower. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Most Modern Chewing Gums, are made from polyethylene and polyvinyl acetate. Plastic Polymers that are commonly used to create Grocery Bags, & Plastic Bottles. These ingredients are considered Trade Secrets & are generally listed in the Ingredients under the description 'Gum Base.' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It is a description of the feeling you get from listening to certain sounds or experiencing certain stimuli. It is not a description of the sounds themselves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASM…
Aldous Huxley's descriptions of the effects of alcohol on fetuses in Brave New World predate the scientific recognition of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome by more than four decades. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fet…
Today I learned of the Pharaoh Sesostris who would erect columns in the place he conquered. If the cities fought bravely he included a description of the battle, if they were cowardly he'd draw a woman's vulva. perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/…
Meriwether Lewis was the first naturalist to encounter grizzly bears firsthand. His terrifying accounts became the new standard scientific description of the species. Naturalist George Ord used these firsthand descriptions to name the bear *Ursus horribilis Ord meaning Ord's horrible bear animalplanet.com/tv-shows…
Artists Ivan Seal and James Kirby (The Caretaker), released an album named "Everywhere At The End of Time" that uses electronically altered music to explore the advancement and totality of dementia. The album spans six stages with descriptions of each stage as it develops. youtube.com/watch?v=wJWks…
Agatha Christie's in-depth description of using Thallium to poison people in her novel, The Pale Horse, inspired several people to poison others in real life. In some instances, medical professionals who had read the book recognized the symptoms when others had not. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Cartoonist Gary Larson's publisher accidently "scooped" scientist Dale Clayton's description of Strigiphilus garylarsoni (a parasitic feather louse specific to owls) when they sent "The Prehisotry of the Far Side" to print. Clayton had to cite the comic when he finally published his paper. attheu.utah.edu/facultyst…
Japanese Emperor Hirohito published several scientific papers on marine biology from his laboratory at the Imperial Palace. His contributions included descriptions of several species of hydrozoa new to science. catalog.hathitrust.org/Re…
The term "Agnostic" was coined in 1869 by T.H. Huxley, and not as a description, but as a creed: "to follow reason as far as it can take you, but then, when you have established as much as you can, frankly and honestly to recognize the limits of your knowledge." britannica.com/topic/agno…
The word "cancer" is derived from the Latin term for crab because translations of Hippocrates observed that in surface-level tumors, "the veins are stretched on all sides as the animal the crab has its feet". Greek tradition forbade opening the body, so the description was limited to skin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Hitler was a vegetarian and would give vivid and gruesome descriptions of animal slaughter to dissuade his colleagues from eating meat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
There is a video description feature during tv broadcasts for visually impaired that explains visually important actions that would otherwise be lost to those that can’t see. afb.org/about-afb/what-we…
– the mythologies of Cadmus, one of the first Greek historians, include descriptions of β€˜artificial people’ such as the talking mechanical handmaidens built by the Greek god Hephaestus. Indicating the concept of robots can be dated as far back as ~2000 BC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Lake Erie has its own sea monster myth. Named "Bessie", the monster is similar in description to the Loch Ness monster. The minor league hockey team Cleveland Monsters are named after the myth, even though their mascot is a seagull. rockthelake.com/buzz/2017…
In Arthurian legend, the Questing Beast was a creature with the head of a serpent, body of a leopard, haunches of a lion, and feet of a deer. It may have inspired by third-hand descriptions of giraffes from merchants arthurlegends.com/the-que…
Stories about Ursa Major appear to be so similar across so many cultures, from Greek to Native American, that it is thought to be a deeply ancient story predating the populating of the Americas. (source in video description) youtube.com/watch?v=vVhtx…
The first advertisement for coffee was in 1652. It did not contain pictures, but a lengthy description including the source of the beans, how they were brewed, and the benefits of caffeine for business men. businessinsider.com/this-…
Barnum effect, also known as Forer effect, is a common psychological phenomenon whereby individuals give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically to them, that are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Prior to being given its formal description, the Lythronax tyrannosaur genus was referred to as 'Nipple Butte Tyrannosaur' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyt…
Old vine, a common description on wine labels, indicates that a wine is the product of grape vines that are notably old. However, there is no legal or generally agreed definition for old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
Today I learned of Le Viandier, a recipe collection credited to Guillaume Tirel, a master cook to Charles V, the oldest extant version of which is from the late 13th/early 14th century. It contains the first detailed description of an entremet, small dishes served between courses we'd refer to as dessert now. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ent…
A CIA document called "Mars Exploration" dated to May 22, 1984 covers remote viewing and astral projection. There are descriptions of "pyramid forms", "mountains that appear and disappear", "very tall and thin beings that wear strange clothes". This document was cleared for release Aug 8, 2000. cia.gov/library/readingro…
Every year, OSHA publishes a list of workplace deaths with a one sentence description of what happened osha.gov/dep/fatcat/Fatal…
The Barnum effect, also called the Forer effect, is a common psychological phenomenon whereby individuals give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically to them, that are vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Blood Group "O" actually stands for the German word "ohne" meaning "without" - as in without any antigens, allowing O to be the universal donor! Karl Landsteiner, who was Austrian, used this description when he discovered blood types. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABO…
Nikola Tesla used Sanskrit words in his descriptions of natural phenomena. After meeting Swami Vivekananda, Tesla began using the words 'Akasha', 'Prana', and the concept of a luminiferous ether to describe the source, existence and construction of matter. teslasociety.com/tesla_an…
NÑÑts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve is named after the ShΓΊhtagot’ine language description of this mountain and it refers to its unique shape, which is sharp and pointed on the top like a porcupine quill. The mountain from which the park takes its name is credited with great powers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C…
There is no physical description of Jesus in the Bible. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rac…
The reason there are supposedly 7 colors in the rainbow is because Isaac Newton felt there should be 7 colors, and so he separated indigo and violet in his descriptions. Most modern representations have 6 colors. nationalpost.com/news/why…
: "Nuremberg Funnel" is a jocular description of a mechanical way of learning and teaching. On the one hand, it evokes the image of a teaching method almost without effort and on the other hand, a teacher teaching everything to even the "stupidest" pupil. Also references forceful teaching. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nur…
The first computer of any description to sell one million units, the VIC-20, was put together by a team of 5 people at Commodore, who used to stay back late and steal equipment to do the development work because no one else in the company would cooperate with them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Hitler was a vegetarian and used vivid and gruesome descriptions of animal suffering and slaughter at the dinner table to try to dissuade his colleagues from eating meat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
Fucking Hell is a German Pilsner or pale lager with an alcohol content of 4.9%. It is named after the village of Fucking in Austria; hell is the German word for 'pale' and a typical description of this kind of beer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuc…
Today I learned of the Bad Sex in Fiction Award, presented annually to the author who produces the worst description of a sex scene in a novel. The award is "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
The earliest known description of a music box comes all the way from the 9th century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
There is a Museum of Broken Relationships in Croatia; you can go and leave there personal objects left by former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
Live caption glasses are used for theatre performances. "users will see a transcript of the dialogue and descriptions of the sound from a performance displayed on the lenses of the glasses" nationaltheatre.org.uk/yo…
Prairie dogs have such a complex means of communication that they can embed descriptions of predators within their calls, and even have a specific call to describe a man with a gun. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
Hitler would use vivid and gruesome descriptions of animal suffering and slaughter at the dinner table to try to dissuade his colleagues from eating meat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…

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