The video game Rock Band: The Beatles was produced under the code name Rock Band: Nickelback, in order to keep the game's development a secret and deflect curiosity about it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
John Carmack (founder of "id Software" known for his work in the development of Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein) was arrested at the age of 14 for helping a group of children steal Apple || computers using a mixture of thermite and Vaseline to melt the windows to break into the building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 1962, developers planned to dredge 8,000 acres of Biscayne Bay in Florida to build hotels and a seaport. When a fisherman, Lloyd Miller, campaigned against the plans, those supporting the development poisoned his dog and tried to have him fired from his job at Pan American Airways. home.nps.gov/bisc/learn/h…
A recent development in Hoarding Disorder is the hoarding of data. This is where someone stores huge amounts of electronic data and emails that they're extremely reluctant to delete. nhs.uk/conditions/hoardin…
In 1952, a nuclear reactor in Canada had a partial meltdown. American and Canadian service personnel disassembled the reactor a few minutes at a time to limit radioactive exposure. Jimmy Carter was one of the Americans. His experience led him to cease development of the neutron bomb as POTUS. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Quokka mothers have spare babies in their womb in a suspended state of development as back-up in case tragedy befalls the older joey, such as the mum using it as a decoy to escape a predator natureaustralia.org.au/wh…
Early in the development of Disney's Pinocchio (1940), Pleasure Island (where the boys turn into the donkeys) was initially called Boobyland. youtube.com/watch?v=LXZsw…
Our skin is covered in invisible stripes. First observed by Alfred Blaschko in the early 1900s, they appeared not to follow any known body system. Visible only under UV light, these stripes now known to be cellular relics of fetal development from singular-cell beings to fully formed humans. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The period 1955-1972, the development of nuclear rocket engines in the USA began with the "Rover" project. The first experimental nuclear engine was named "KIWI" and experiments were performed on it until 1964. They constructed a compact nuclear reactor with U235 carbide in a graphite housing. needforscience.com/astron…
Today I learned of William S. Clark who founded what would become Hokkaido University. Although forgotten in America, he had a significant impact on the scientific and economic development of Hokkaido and is widely revered in Japan. His parting words to his college were, "Boys, be ambitious!" historicaldigression.com/…
The Bulgarian city of Plovdiv is Europe's oldest city, at some 8000 years old. It's so old that the city sits on about 39 feet of ruins from past cultural layers of the city's development. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plo…
In 2003, Paramount Pictures planned to make a movie based on Avril Lavigne's song "Sk8r Boi". However, the project eventually ended up in development hell and was later abandoned. ew.com/article/2003/05/28…
Scrum methodology was introduced by Asian men, Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka, in their 1986 Harvard Business Review article, 'The New New Product Development Game'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
A prequel to the film Gladiator entered development in 2001, and is still in development as of 2019 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
Jordan Belfort (Wolf of Wall Street) and Stratton Oakmont's suit against Prodigy led to the development of Section 230 of the CDA wikipedia.org/wiki/Sectio…
Garbha Upanishad(esoteric doctrine over the embryo),a hindu upanishadic texts deal with the theory of the formation and development of the human embryo and human body after birth.in section 3 it gives an idea about how embryo develops. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
A shade of purple called "rebeccapurple" in web development is a memorial to Rebecca Alison Meyer, daughter of CSS developer Eric Meyer. Rebecca passed away on her sixth birthday from brain cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
Samuel Colt financed his invention and development of the revolver handgun by performing laughing gas demonstrations across the United States and Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
A Gambit movie that was in development was cancelled in 2019 collider.com/gambit-movie…
The Renault 5 was designed by Michel BouΓ© in his spare time, and when the Renault executives learned of BouΓ©'s work, they were so impressed that they approved it for formal development. However, BouΓ© did not see the final product, having died of cancer several months before the 5's launch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…
There are frameworks being researched for β€œmind uploading” the functioning human brain to a synthetic substrate related to the development of neural prosthetic technologiesβ€”raising concerns, as noted, about beliefs of continuity of identity. pdf sim.me.uk/neural/JournalA…
Attachment theory is a psychological, evolutionary and ethological theory concerning relationships between humans. The most important tenet is that a young child needs to develop a relationship with at least one primary caregiver for social and emotional development to occur normally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
Atari Democrats were American Democratic legislators who suggested that the support and development of high tech and related businesses would stimulate the economy and create jobs in the 1980s and 1990s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ata…
The iconic Slinky toy was created during the development of a device designed to stabalise naval equipment during rough seas. Richard James knocked one of his springs off a bookshelf and it "stepped' down a pile of books. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sli…
Land mines have led to a positive development in the Falkland Islands by providing sanctuary for penguins who are not heavy enough to detonate them so they can breed safely without human intrusion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Felix Bloch was awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics for "development of new ways and methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements." He left Germany in 1933 and went on to become the first professor for theoretical physics at Stanford en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fel…
Today I learned of 'holdout houses' - old properties that hold out against new development. One such occupied 'million dollar corner' at Macy's in New York. Another example is Edith Macefield's house in Seattle, whose owner famously turned down an offer of $1M. She willed it to the construction superintendent. timeline.com/photos-holdo…
The last hand-drawn animated film was the 2011 film Winnie the Pooh. In March 2013, CEO Bob Iger said there were no 2-D features left in development at the company; about a month later, its hand-drawn division was eviscerated and many veterans let go. vulture.com/2019/07/disne…
During development of the game Wing Commander, a memory error would occur when exiting the game. They didn't have enough time to fix the error before shipping so they changed the error message to "Thanks for playing Wing Commander." gamasutra.com/view/news/2…
Mount Rushmore was created by sculptor Gutzon Borglum. Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, & Lincoln were chosen to represent America's birth, growth, development, & preservation respectively. Mount Rushmore attracts more than 2 million visitors annually. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Norway is 1st in the world in BOTH its Gini Index AND its Human Development Index en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Complex mathematics does not appear until 3000 BC with ancient texts from Mesopotamia & Egypt appearing in 2000-1800 BC. The Pythagorean theorem seems to be the most ancient & widespread development in mathematics after basic arithmetic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Humans are still evolving. One fast-evolving gene is human accelerated region 1 (HAR1), which is needed during brain development. In Tibet, a rapid surge in frequency of a mutated gene that increases blood oxygen content gives locals a survival advantage in higher altitudes. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
The Wright Brothers, often credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful motor-operated airplane, were also known for their subsequent Patent War, which was credited for stalling development of the U.S. aviation industry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wri…
Today I learned about Genetic Sexual Attraction. It occurs between β€œclose blood relatives who have been separated during the critical years of development and bonding and are reunited after as adults,” independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Georges Charpak was awarded the 1992 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention and development of particle detectors. In 1944 he was deported to the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, where he remained until the camp was liberated in 1945 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Humans are deuterostomes, which means the butthole forms before any other openings, and organs during development. biologydictionary.net/deu…
At the end of Lee Iacocca's tenure as CEO Chrysler was so cash-strapped that they had to redesign their development process just to be able to afford making new models. allpar.com/history/extend…
Up until the 1870s, parents would put their children in 'standing machines' to dissuade them from crawling, as crawling was associated with "animals and the insane." The shift towards allowing babies to crawl as a part of development was marked by the 'Creeping Baby Doll' chnm.gmu.edu/cyh/primary-…
The character of John Munch from Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: SVU has appeared as a cross-over character in over 10 other shows which include The Wire, Arrested Development and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
A visual illusion (Chromostereopsis), caused by highly contrasted colors in images (generally red and blue), makes them appear 3D. It has been proposed that this illusion could have evolutionary implications in the development of eyespots in certain butterfly species. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
The Banana Stand on Arrested Development was based on a real business run by the creator of the show Mitch Hurwitz youtube.com/watch?v=bW4yI…
Today I learned about musician Gaelynn Lea ,winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert competition, who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic condition that causes complications in the development of bones and limbs. youtu.be/n6oSeODGmoQ
Today I learned of FordlΓ’ndia, Brazil. Henry Ford's ill-advised attempt to build his own city in the jungle in 1927 to harvest rubber trees. Resulting in catastrophic failure , shortly before the development of synthetic rubber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
In 1987 during the development of "Smooth Criminal" Dr. Eric Chevlen recorded Michael Jackson's heartbeat and digitally processed it through a Synclavier, which would become the heartbeat you hear at the beginning of the song. michaeljackson.com/track/…
The consultant hired on Star Trek: Voyager for the development of the Native American Chakotay character had previously been exposed as having faked his Native American ancestry to sell books. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The only country that meets the two minimum criteria for global sustainable development (high or very high human development and ecological footprint <1.7 global ha/person) and has "very high" human development is Cuba. footprintnetwork.org/2015…
Today I learned about Piaget’s theory of development. He believed infants in the early stages of development lack object permanence (the understanding that people and things still exist even when you can’t see them). Which would explain why peekaboo is so intriguing for them! positive-parenting-ally.c…
A man in Vermont, upset with local officials for denying a building permit for his proposed business, paid $4,000 to build a giant illuminated middle finger statue on his property. β€œIf you don’t want to look at the building, look at this." He said to the Development Review Board. boston.com/news/local-new…
Thomas Edison took part in the development of the electric chair even though he was against capital punishment. The first victim of the electric chair did not die instantly but became unconscious, was shocked again burning his scalp. It took 8 minutes for him to die. historytoday.com/archive/…
Aristotle's "Generation of Animals" explains not only processes leading up to birth, but also post-natal developments resulting in a fully mature individual. Aristotle showed a commitment to male superiority, since females cannot concoct seminal residues for reproduction muse.jhu.edu/article/7290…
Today I learned about the Florida fairy shrimp, which was discovered in 1952 to be a unique species of fairy shrimp specific to a single pond in Gainesville, Florida. When researchers returned to that pond in 2011, they realized it had been filled in for development, thereby causing the species to go extinct. biologicaldiversity.org/n…
Windows Longhorn (Windows Vista beta) had virtual desktops all the way back in 2002. After the Longhorn development reset, the feature wasn't added back into the OS until Windows 10 in 2015, 13 years later. youtube.com/watch?v=TMT3t…
Final Fantasy VII was originally planned for the Nintendo 64, but its cartridge-based system couldn't handle what they wanted the game to do and Nintendo refused to listen to Square Enix' advice of using CD-ROMs, so they jumped ship to the then in development Sony Playstation gonintendo.com/stories/28…
There is a town in Spain that is It is noted for its left-leaning principles based on a leftist ideology. Local workers and peasants, organised in a common struggle, have achieved high rate of development and practically full employment for all its people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The arctic woolly bear moth, native to arctic Canada and Greenland, is known for its slow rate of development. Its caterpillar life cycle may extend up to 7 years with molting occurring each spring. While in dormancy, the larvae can withstand temperatures as low as βˆ’70 Β°C. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyn…
In Turkey, there is an abandoned housing development with 750 Disney-style mini-castles nytimes.com/2019/03/03/wo…
The origins of Banjo Kazooie can be traced back to Project Dream. Developer Rare had spent 16 months developing the game. When Rare saw Super Mario 64, it made their project look outdated. The company completely then scrapped all work on Project Dream and began development on Banjo Kazooie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
The Beatles' success contributed to the development of the CT imaging technique. The revenue from their record sales enabled EMI to invest further in research, leading to the creation of the first CT scanner. radiologic.theclinics.com…
The White House has an intern in the department of Presidential Correspondence, who responds and organizes the public’s communication with the President. It is a full program with speakers, professional development sessions, and networking events phc.edu/learnphc/internin…
Peekaboo is universal to all cultures, and developmental psychologists believe it is important to infant development. bbc.com/future/story/2014…
15 years after having been shot and left for dead during a forced march to a concentration camp, physicist Bruno Touschek initiated and drove the development of AdA -- the world's first antimatter storage ring. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
Scientists have found "supercorals" in Hawaii’s Kāne’ohe Bay, where a reef is thriving despite development, dredging, sewage and high temperatures. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
While the iPad was released after the iPhone, its development actually began before the iPhone's. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPa…
When Max Planck began his studies in Munich in 1874, his physics professor told him to not study physics because it was a mostly fully figured out field of science with little prospect of development and only two unsolved problems.These problems ended up being radioactivity and quantum physics. ccl.net/cgi-bin/ccl/messa…
Game development company PLARIUM, who develops the popular mobile game Raid Shadow Legends. Is owned by Aristocrat, which is the largest manufacturer of gambling machines in Australia. aristocrat.com/
People may have difficulty determining which direction an emergency siren is coming from due to the phase difference of high frequencies at the ears. (Low frequencies have the issue if the wavelengths are larger than our heads.) This has led to the development of white noise and other sirens. acentech.com/blog/cutting…
The game β€œSuper 3D Noah’s Ark” started development as a Hellraiser game for the NES. gamasutra.com/view/news/2…
Advanced robotics startup RoboKind is working with up to 50 school districts to subsidize $500,000 in software development education. robokind.com/avatar?hsCta…
Amblyopia is commonly known as 'Lazy Eye'. It is a vision development disorder, which affects eyes and the brain during infancy and childhood. allaboutvision.com/en-in/…
Malaria was once used to treat syphilis. Dr. Wagner von Jauregg injected sufferers with malaria-infected blood, causing an extremely high fever that would ultimately kill the disease. Jauregg won the Nobel Prize for the treatment and it remained in use until the development of penicillin. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Donkey Kong 64 was originally going to be a 2.5D platformer akin to the Donkey Kong Country games. This was changed 18 months into development due to it not being feasible from a production point of view. nintendoenthusiast.com/do…
The Hoover Dam project in the 1930s lead to the development of casinos in Las Vegas, by Mafia crime lords to entertain the largely male dam construction workers. The arrival of billionaire Howard Hughes in 1966 helped turn Las Vegas into more of a family tourist center. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
All men have a scar of what was supposed to be the vagina. During embryotic development, everyone has a genital opening. In females, it develops into the labia and vagina. When male hormones enter, it is fused together, leaving a scar that runs from the anus, over the scrotum and up the penis. menshealth.com/health/3-s…
Camko City is a $2 billion urban development project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. CamKo City means Cambodia and Korea City and will include a fully green environment, pond, garden, swimming pools, fitness center and club house en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
KfW, a German state-owned development bank accidentally transferred $426 million to Lehman Brothers the day the later went bankrupt. Subsequentely, KfW was dubbed "Germany's dumbest bank" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KfW
Machiavelli didn't really believe autocracy was the best form of government. In reality, he thought it was a necessary step in a nation's development because it was the only form of government stable enough to ever evolve into a Republic - Machiavelli's preferred form of government. philosophizethis.org/mach…
A review of decades of research shows children of same-sex couples are doing just as well as kids of heterosexual couples across a number of wellbeing measures, including academic performance, cognitive development, social development, and psychological health. pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/ar…
Although they live in a climate inhospitable to crop development, the Inuit do not suffer from vitamin C deficiency (scurvy) due to their diet of frozen and raw fish and mammal organs. By not cooking the food, the vitamin C is not broken down and can be absorbed by the human body. wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuit_…
Today I learned about Grace Brewster Murray Hopper, a computer pioneer and naval officer, who received a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale. One of the first three modern β€œprogrammers,” Hopper is best known for her trailblazing contributions to the development of computer languages. news.yale.edu/2017/02/10/…
The 90’s hip hop group Arrested Development sued the producers of the Arrested Development Fox television series in 2003 over the alleged use of their name. The lawsuit was quietly settled for an undisclosed sum. wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrest…
The Pearl Harbor memorial development had slowed to a halt, only for Elvis to jump in and contribute 50,000 dollars through his "Aloha from Hawaii" benefit concert. biography.com/news/elvis-…
Until recently, prominent European scholars have dismissed the history of Africa as outside of or irrelevant to world history. Hegel thought Africa is not a historical continent as it shows neither change nor development sites.clas.ufl.edu/histor…
The world-famous Hollywood sign was first erected almost 100 years ago to promote a housing development and originally read "HOLLYWOODLAND" simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Highly trained singers, such as opera stars, are unable to match the precision of even the most basic of musical instruments. Researchers suggest this is due to the more recent evolutionary development of the larynx muscles. phys.org/news/2018-04-lar…
Photomorphogenesis is light-mediated development, where plant growth patterns respond to the light spectrum. Theophrastus of Eresus (371 to 287 BC) may have been the first to write about it when he described the different wood qualities of fir trees grown in different levels of light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
Most of the Early development of Tanks was done by the Royal Naval Air Service under the guise of "Landships" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
When Star Wars: Episode I was in development, Michael Jackson expressed interest in playing Jar Jar Binks. George Lucas refused, because Jackson planned to play the character using prosthetics and practical effects, while Lucas wanted Binks to be entirely CGI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
X-Men writer Chris Claremont confirmed that Malcolm X was an inspiration for Magneto's character development, and Martin Luther King Jr was for Professor X. screenrant.com/best-comic…
Many Manatees have been scarred and/or killed by ship propellers. This is due to their innate curious nature and coastal development. Some Manatees have over 50 scars from vessel strikes. In 2009, 97 of the 429 Florida Manatees that died, were killed by ships. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
During the development of Space Harrier, the president of SEGA insisted that if the graphics were done, a game was ready for release. To properly finish the game, the lead designer rigged a secret switch to the bottom of his desk that would mess up the colors whenever giving a demonstration. shmuplations.com/spacehar…
The author of Forrest Gump had a deal to receive a lump sum and a cut of the film's net profits, but Paramount reported a loss and refused to pay him the cut. He settled with Paramount and they bought the rights to the sequel, which has been stuck in development for over a decade. looper.com/13814/forrest-…
China has a strong PC gaming community as consoles were illegal for 15 years until 2015 due to fears of negative mental development. theverge.com/2015/7/25/90…
Nobody was sure if Michael Cera was actually acting or if he really was that awkward during the filming of Arrested Development. youtube.com/watch?v=t3Zez…
During the development of Fallout 2, an internet troll on the Interplay forum was so annoying Black Isle put him in the game being murdered by Unwashed Villagers, including the women he harassed fallout.fandom.com/wiki/G…
Sigmund Freud's development of psychoanalysis, including concepts such as the id, ego, superego, and libido, was all done under the influence of a constant supply of cocaine, which he advocated unreservedly, and even endorsed for cash. vice.com/en_uk/article/pa…
Arrested Development had a total of 76 confirmed running gags. rollingstone.com/tv/tv-li…
The female Kangaroo can produce both full fat and low fat milk at the same time in order to feed two joeys at different stages of development. outback-australia-travel-…
The Deep Note, also known as the "THX Note", was designed and synthesized in 1983 by James A. Moorer after 2 years of development using a 19" rack full of digital hardware. It is perceived as much louder than it is due to the large number of overlapping voices - the original version has 30. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
When Ferrari was left with no use for the 288 GTO Evoluzione cars for Group B rallying after the Group B series was ended, they decided to develop the technology into a road car. The effect of that development was the Ferrari F40. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…

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