When Picasso died at the age of 91, he left more than 45,000 works. In 1980 the Picasso estate was appraised at $250 million, but experts have said the true value was actually in the billions. Picasso did not leave a will, the division of his holdings took six years among seven heirs vanityfair.com/culture/20…
Over a dozen losing college football teams usually participate in Bowl games every year. In fact, 61.5% of all division 1 teams go to a bowl. There are 130 teams, with 80 participants going to 40 bowls. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowl_g…
Katie Hnida was the first woman to score in a Division I-A football game, in 2004. The first woman to score in any college football game was in 1997. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Europe and Asia aren't actually continents, but are two parts of one large continent called Eurasia. The division between Europe and Asia is an historical social construct that originated from the Ancient Greeks. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
The 1st Marine Division (United States Marine Corp) has the Australian icons β€œWaltzing Matilda” as its battle hymn and the Southern Cross as its unit insignia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st…
Human cells normally contain 23 pairs of chromosomes. Down syndrome results when abnormal cell division involving chromosome 21 occurs. These cell division abnormalities are responsible for the characteristic features and developmental problems of Down syndrome. mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
The cover pattern on the Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures is the pulse profile of the first pulsar (rotating neutron star) ever discovered. Its unofficial name was LGM-1, LGM being an abbreviation of β€œLittle Green Men”. radiox.co.uk/artists/joy-…
The 89th Division’s commander, Gen. Wright, decided few hours before the WWI Armistice to take the french village Stenay kept by Germans for offering probable bathing facilities to his soldiers. He lost 365 lives in the operation. historynet.com/wasted-liv…
Elton John owned an English soccer team and was really good at it - "in the space of seven years, the club had climbed from bottom place in the lowest division of The Football League to top position in the highest division" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Today I learned about Rags, a stray mutt found by a U.S. soldier in WWI, Rags became the mascot of the 1st Infantry Division after he saved hundreds of lives by running messages under fire. When Rags was injured he was sent to a field hospital with an order from HQ "The dog gets attention same as soldiers" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rag…
Athletic Bilbao, a club that plays in the first division of Spanish Football follows a special Cantera policy and is the only club to register players who are from the Basque region of Spain. theturffootball.com/artic…
Chuck E. Cheese was originally a division of Atari. It was the pet project of Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, who wanted to expand video game arcades beyond more adult locations like pool halls to a child- and family-friendly venue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Before the Nazis adopted the Swastika in the West, it was used by Rudyard Kipling, The 45th Infantry Division of the United States Army, Carlsberg Group, the Finnish Air Force, Boy Scouts in Britain, The Royal Air Force's 273 Squadron, the Arizona Department of Transportation and many others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
22 Americans fought off 500 Nazi paratroopers for almost an entire day. After the war, they learned they'd put an entire Panzer Division hours behind schedule during the Battle of the Bulge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
There are microscopic living things in solid rock up to 7 km deep, called Endoliths. So little energy is available they undergo cell division once every 100 years, and some may only divide once every 10,000 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End…
StanisΕ‚aw Kowalski is the world's oldest competitive athlete, who at the age of 105 needed the creation of a new age division, where he competed in sprinting, shot put and discus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
During WWII, Robert Johnson II’s Permacell division of Johnson&Johnson invented duct tape as a sealant for ammunition boxes to keep them from becoming waterlogged. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
The British 29th Infantry Division took 94,000 casualties in the First World War. A division is roughly 15,000 men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/29t…
George Melendez Wright was the first biologist to do a survey of the National Parks fauna. He was also the first cheif of the NPS Wildlife Division were he sat the foundation for wildlife restoration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Rags, who became a World War I dog hero, was originally just a stray pup picked up by a couple of American soldiers in July of 1918. He carried messages from one US infantry division to the next tucked under his collar. He was buried with military honours when he died in 1936. worldwar1centennial.org/i…
Japan Airlines Flight 1628 over Alaska had a 42 minute long UFO encounter Supported by Radar Data and Air Traffic Control and Voice Cockpit recordings leaked in 2001 by FAA Division Chief of the Accidents and Investigations division John Callahan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…
The Second Battle of Ypres was the first time a former colonial force (the 1st Canadian Division) defeated a European power (the German Empire) in Europe (at the Battle of St. Julien and Battle of Kitcheners' Wood). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sec…
Samsung's computer division had such growth in the late 2000s that they went from selling just 1.5 million PCs in 2007 to selling 10 million of them in 2010. news.samsung.com/global/y…
Muammar Gaddafi has a bisexual professional footballer son, who hired Diego Maradona as a consultant, played for teams in Italy’s first division, captained Libya, bribed referees, made sure stadium announcers in Libya only announced his name, did a lot of cocaine, and had an Interpol notice military.wikia.org/wiki/A…
Hitler slept until noon most days, including D-Day, so 2 crucial Panzer divisions under his exclusive control where unusable robotbutt.com/2017/02/02/…
There is a theorem inspired by the division into slices of a pizza, presented in 1967 and still under study today. mathworld.wolfram.com/Piz…
During the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, the German 4th Panzer Division cut off 10,000 Soviet troops. They took 2,000 prisoners... and just let the others go. They simply couldn't afford to take them all prisoner. youtube.com/watch?v=ejwTx…
During WWI, the British Army had a group of entertainers assigned to every division. They offered soldiers a respite from war, reminded them of home, and provided a neutral outlet to air grievances. "The Diamond Troupe" was most famous because of their female impersonator and trick cyclist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Tennessee is divided into three β€œGrand Divisions”: East, Middle, and West. This division is enshrined in the state constitution in several ways, for example the five-member State Supreme Court cannot have more than two members from any one of the divisions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
Today I learned about Battle of Asal Uttar in 1965 when Indian army, entrapped 97 superior Pak army Patton Tanks in sugar cane field by just flooding the fields overnight and luring the Armoured division into a U shaped trap, wherein the Tanks got stuck in the swampy grounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In 1970, the Oregon Highway Division consulted with the US Navy and decided the best way to dispose of a whale carcass was to blow it up with a 1/2 ton of dynamite. The explosion caused blubber to rain down on spectators for over a 1/4 of a mile. A large chunk demolished a car. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
Colorado's division of liquor enforcement defines sandwiches as: single serving items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, frozen pizzas, burritos, chicken wings, etc. 9news.com/article/news/lo…
The military unit Division was first used during the French Revolution Wars. Before, the top permanent unit was the regiment and the general staff had to issue separate orders to each regiment - Military Organization -The History of Division 1 - The Age of Gunpowder dailymotion.com/video/x73…
The Mercury Cougar alone accounted for nearly 40% of Ford's Lincoln-Mercury division sales in 1967. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
Heart cancer is not as common as other kinds of cancer because heart cells do not often undergo cell division, which reduces the chances of mutations that might ultimately lead to cancer. scienceabc.com/humans/why…
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…
Chuck E. Cheese was founded by Nolan Bushnell, the co-founder of video game company Atari. The restaurant was a division of Atari until they refused to open more locations and sold the rights to the concept and trademarks to Bushnell for $500,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
- About the Battle of Kapyong, in which the United Nations Command (UN) forcesβ€”primarily Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand defended Seoul during the Korean Conflict against the Chinese army in April 1951. Canadian and Australian battalions defeated a Chinese division. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Operation Bagration, a Soviet offensive in Byelorussia that lasted between June 23 and August 19, 1944, was the largest defeat in German military history. Twenty-eight (out of 34) German divisions were wiped out, with 57,000 soldiers taken prisoner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
In 1977, two American colleges, Carleton College and St. Olaf College, members of NCAA's Division III conference, attempted to play an American football game using purely metric measurements deadspin.com/the-liter-bo…
In 2008, deceased Ian Curtis, former frontman of Joy Division, had his tombstone stolen, with the words β€œLove will Tear is apart” engraved in it. theguardian.com/music/200…
The Army’s 4th infantry division is called the β€œIvy Division”, because the Roman numeral for 4 is IV en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th…
Ford almost bought Ferrari in the early 60's, but Enzo Ferrari killed the deal when he learned he wouldn't oversee the racing division anymore. Henry Ford II was so pissed that he directed his engineers to build a car that would beat Ferrari at Le Mans, which it did from 1966–1969. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Dennis Farina was the only cast member of Law & Order who was actually a Cop. He served in the Burglary division of the Chicago Police Department from 1967 - 1985. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Bill Simm's 25-year Career at Transamerica, where he was elevated to President of the Reinsurance Division, was ended when the Charlotte Observer Discovered his Resume was riddled with lies including degrees and an Olympic Gold medal in 1968 bizjournals.com/sanfranci…
The Kremlin has a division of trained hawks that defend the building from crows. At first, keepers tried to use pre-recorded shrieks, but crows got used to them, so falcons-later hawks, were used. They are easier and cheaper to train. There’s also an eagle-owl that hunts at night. rbth.com/lifestyle/327146…
The band Joy Division is named after the group of jewish inmates in concentration camps, that had to fulfill sexual demands of the guards musicko.com/joy-division/…
Caterpillars don't "morph" into butterflies. Their bodies turn into a protein 'goop' within their chrysalis and rapid DNA-driven cell-division takes care of the rest. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Woolworth's, once one of the most successful retail companies in the world, wound down the vast majority of its operations in the U.S. in the 90's while the sporting goods division kept growing. Today, it's the only part of the business that still exists and is now called Foot Locker. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._…
During the decline of USSR, an Orthodox Cossack exorcism squadron broke into the puppet division building of Soviet animation studio Soyuzmultfilm with swords unsheathed and began throwing out the "satanic puppets animated with the blood of Christian babies". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy…

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.