A Scottish teen's mother had been nagging him for weeks to clean his bedroom. When Ryan Kitching finally cleaned his room, he found 12 old lottery tickets in a drawer; one of them was a winner for Β£52,981. telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
Radioactivity was discovered accidentally due to bad weather. H. Becquerel stopped his experiments on uranium that required sunlight in an overcast day and put uranium crystals and photographic plates away in a drawer. When he opened the drawer, he discovered the radioactive nature of uranium. aps.org/publications/apsn…
The drawer under your stove is not originally intended for storing extra cookware, but for keeping cooked food warm during meal preparation. businessinsider.com/drawe…
10 Downing Street in the 19th Century was guarded by two men who would sit outside the building in leather chairs, armed with a pistol. Each chair featured a drawer filled with hot coals to keep the guards warm, and a sphere-shaped hood to protect from the weather and improve acoustics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_…
Today I learned about the Scottish porridge drawer. It was common practice for the Scots to cook porridge and pour it in a drawer to let cool and eat later scotsman.com/news-2-15012…
The terms "upper case" and "lower case" originated from the common layouts of drawers, called cases, used to hold movable type for letterpress printing. Capitol (or majuscule) letters were stored in the upper case; smaller (or minuscule) letters, in the lower case. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
'upper case' and 'lower case' letters refers back to the days of movable type, where capital and non-capital letters were kept in separate drawers (or cases), with the capital letter usually stored on top. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typ…
Today I learned of a tradition in the United States Senate whereby a senator who sits at a particular desk near a busy entrance keeps a drawer full of candy for members of the body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
55% of Americans do not how to use the "crisper" drawers in their refrigerator, the purpose of which are to efficiently store fruits and vegetables at a different humidity than the rest of the fridge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
Scottish farmers used to keep porridge in a drawer and eat it throughout the week scotlandmag.com/magazine/…
An emordnilap (palindrome spelt backwards) is a word that can be read differently in reverse. ex. reward/drawer sightwordsgame.com/vocabu…
For many ovens the drawer beneath is meant to keep foods warm, not as storage for baking sheets/pans msn.com/en-us/foodanddrin…
Today I learned of the Candy Desk, a tradition of the US Senate since 1968, whereby a senator who sits at a desk near a busy entrance keeps a drawer full of candy for members of the body. The desk is currently supplied with candy made in Pennsylvania, including Milky Way bars, Mars bars, and jellybeans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The outspoken feminist and author Camille Paglia has actually been a strong critic against modern feminism, stating that "feminism has become a catch-all vegetable drawer where bunches of clingy sob sisters can store their moldy neuroses." womenshistory.about.com/o…
For some ovens, the drawer underneath, known as a "warming drawer", is actually for keeping food warm. snopes.com/fact-check/wha…
The butter drawer in refrigerators is designed to be warmer than the main compartment to keep butter more spreadable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
George H.W Bush was a big fan of baseball, he even kept his first baseman’s glove in a drawer of his desk in the Oval Office. He oiled it regularly and often used it to concentrate, putting it on to sock his hand in while he was thinking. nytimes.com/2018/12/01/ob…
Movable type capital letters were stored in a separate drawer or case from the regular letters. The capital letters in the "upper case" and the others in the "lower case" and are hence called so. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mov…
In the Senate, there is a desk with a drawer, filled with candy of the of the designated Senator's choice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Frankenstein author Mary Shelley kept her dead husband’s heart and carried it with her for almost 30 years until she died in 1851. It was found in a desk drawer a year later, wrapped in a copy of one of his final poems. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The US has been sending checks annually for $4,085 to Cuba for the lease of Guantanamo Bay. Since 1959, only one check has been cashed...Fidel Castro keeps the rest locked in his desk drawer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
There is a special seat in the US Senate known as the Candy Desk because it has a drawer full of sweets. The senator who sits there must stock it full of candy from their home state. It has been a tradition since the 1960s. wisegeek.com/what-is-the-…
Anthony Capozzi was wrongfully convicted of 2 sexual assaults despite no physical evidence being presented. After being told repeatedly that the evidence had been damaged or destroyed, glass slides from the rape kits were finally located sitting in a county hospital drawer for over 20 years. innocenceproject.org/Cont…
Mooning is legal in Maryland. After a neighbor dispute ended in one of the parties dropping his drawers, a judge ruled that while 'disgusting' the moon did not break the law. nydailynews.com/archives/…
: The French have "bacon in the drawer" rather than "a bun in the oven". blog.oxforddictionaries.c…
A philantropist and arms dealer, Basil Zaharoff, donated Β£20.000 to the Paris Zoo's monkey house. They thought the check was a hoax and left it in a drawer for 2 months before realizing it was real. trove.nla.gov.au/newspape…
Frankensteins author Mary Shelley kept her deceased husbands heart and carried it with her for almost 30 years. After her death it was found in one of her desk drawers, wrapped in one of his final poems. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The US sends monthly rental payments of $2,000 per month to the Cuban government for Guatanamo Bay. Only one check has been cashed since the Cuban Revolution and the uncashed checks are kept in a drawer in Fidel Castro's office. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cub…
The Scottish used to keep porridge in a cupboard drawer, and when it went hard, cut out slices and fry them thespruce.com/brief-histo…
9 volt batteries have the potential to start fires if stored improperly such as in a junk drawer and/or with other metals. snopes.com/horrors/techno…
A cash register rings to announce someone has opened the cash drawer and has access to the cash and, as a result, to draw attention to the opening of the cash drawer. This bell was enacted in order to discourage employee theft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
At 4 years old, violin superstar Joshua Bell used to string rubber bands across his dresser, move the drawers in and out to vary pitch, and would then replicate classical music tunes by ear. wapo.st/1riCfjT
Today I learned what the crisper drawer does. creators.com/advice/every…
The wizard of OZ was named when the author was looking around his room and saw a filling cabinet which had drawers in alphabetical order and the lowest one was labeled O-Z. npr.org/2013/04/15/174938…
Cuba gets an annual check from the United States for the 'rent' on Guantanamo Bay. Since the Cuban revolution, only one check has been cashed. The rest of the checks are kept in a drawer by Fidel Castro himself. reuters.com/article/idUSN…
In addition to his contributions to poetry E.E. Cummings was an accomplished painter/drawer. eecummingsart.com/
The U.S. leases Guantanamo Bay for $4,085/year, but Cuba just sticks the checks in a drawer instead of cashing them reuters.com/article/2007/…
The term 'lower case' originated from early printers' practice of storing small letters in a drawer below the capitals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
Woody Allen keeps a drawer full of random phrases and ideas that come to him, and pulls them out (sometimes years later) to formulate them into movies vulture.com/2011/11/woody…
Antoine Henri Becquerel discovered radiation by accident. While conducting an experiment on luminescence, the sky became cloudy for days. Disappointed, he put his uranium-bearing crystal away in a dark drawer, only to find it had reacted with the photogenic plate it was placed on. chem.duke.edu/~jds/cruise…
Comic strips of "Beetle Bailey" had to censor and remove the belly-buttons on a bikini girl as it was seen as sexist. Mort Walker saved the drawn belly-buttons in a matchbox inside his drawer and published them in a comic were they were placed on Oranges called "belly-button oranges" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
When I'm a parent, not to 'stash' anything in around or under my drawers. Judging by the volume of comments relating too 'when i was a kid and snooping through my parents drawers....' reddit.com/r/AskReddit/co…

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