Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" was not intended to be released as a single. They were later convinced to do so by Michael Jackson who had attended a Queen concert in Los Angeles and suggested it to Freddie Mercury backstage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ano…
After denied rights to use "Another One Bites the Dust" for Rocky III, Sylvester Stallone hired Survivor to write an original song instead, which turned out to be "Eye Of The Tiger" societyofrock.com/the-one…
Spirit Rover got a significant extension to its mission on Mars when it's solar panels were scrubbed of dust by a passing dust devil in 2005. space.com/861-spirit-dust…
The blast of hot or cold air from above entrances is called an 'air door'. It prevents inside and outside air from mixing, increasing a buildings power efficiency as well as keeping out dust and insects. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Britain's worst nuclear accident, would have been much worse, were it not for Sir John Douglas Cockcroft. Whom insisted on installing filters onto the exhaust shaft of the Windscale Nuclear Power Plant. When the accident happened the radioactive dust was reduced by 95%. bbc.com/news/uk-england-c…
[] All interviews shown in the movie Intersellar were real interviews with people that lived through the Dust Bowl in the 1930's. These are not actors. This happened to them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dus…
Sugar can be dangerously explosive. In 2008, 14 people died and 40 were injured when sugar dust combusted at Imperial Sugar's refinery in Georgia. A U.S. Chemical Safety Board report found the explosion was entirely preventable. The sugar industry has been aware of explosion risks since 1926. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
The story of Russians using a much cheaper pencil in space while Americans spent millions on pens is false. Pencils create dust which is bad for the air and equipment, and are also combustible which is a no go in space. mentalfloss.com/article/9…
During the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, storms were so severe that its clouds blew smoke as far away as Boston, MA. Red snow fell on New England in winter 1934-1935. It was the largest American exodus in history, with over 86k relocating to California. 1/8 of CA's populace is of "Okie" heritage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dus…
Queen’s β€œAnother One Bites the Dust” originally featured light-hearted lyrics about cowboys, but it was changed when they developed a heavier back-track for the song. ultimateclassicrock.com/q…
Sagittarius B2, a giant space dust cloud, tastes like raspberries and rum, with a hint of cyanide. piecubed.co.uk/a-cloud-th…
Today I learned about the GoiΓ’nia accident, one of the worst nuclear disasters: Fascinated locals began playing with glowing dust after opening a stolen Cs-137 capsule, lighting it on fire, applying it to bodies, consuming & sharing it. Up to 112,000 could’ve been exposed, and some died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goi…
'The Hobbit' famous cover or 'dust protector' illustrated by Tolkien himself was meant to have a red sun. But the publisher wrote "ignore red" to the printers as it would of been too expensive to print a 3rd colour. museoteca.com/r/en/work/7…
In 1956 the US ambassador to Italy, Clare Boothe Luce, resigned due to health reasons after suffering from arsenic poisoning. While it was rumored to be the work of the Soviet Union it was found to be from arsenate of lead in paint dust falling from her bedroom ceiling. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Today I learned that pixie dust in Peter Pan was added later on because children reading the story would think they too could fly like Peter Pan. Apparently there was a rash of young children hurting themselves by trying to fly like pan breakingcharacter.com/hom…
If we lost all the empty space inside our atoms (between nucleus and electrons), we would each be able to fit into a particle of dust, and the entire human race would fit into the volume of a sugar cube. businessinsider.in/scienc…
Today I learned about violin mice, which are basically fancy dust bunnies. When a violin is repaired, the β€œmouse” is often placed back inside the instrument for luck. Some people even collect them. violinist.com/discussion/…
"You're the best Around" by Joe Esposito which was the iconic theme song for the Karate Kid, was originally to be used in Rocky III, before favoring survivor's "Eye of the Tiger", After Queen rejected Stallone's request to use "Another one bites the dust" in the movie. geektyrant.com/news/10-fu…
Microorganisms that could survive being heated to 420Β°C (788Β°F) were recently discovered in Morocco. This strengthened the argument for panspermia, a theory suggesting that life exists throughout the Universe and is distributed by space dust, meteoroids, asteroids, comets, planetoids, etc. airspacemag.com/daily-pla…
Henry Heinz deliberately put his ketchup in clear glass bottles which was uncommon due to a lack of food safety standards. unethical companies used colored bottles to hide shoddy product and he worked with a chemist who went on to find foods containing gypsum, brick dust, borax, formaldehyde etc nationalgeographic.com/ma…
When you see a sunset from the planet Mars, it is blue. This is due to fine dust making the blue near the Sun's part of the sky much more prominent, while normal daylight makes the Red Planet's familiar rusty dust colour more prominent. solarsystem.nasa.gov/news…
The Roman philosopher Lucretius used the random movement of dust particles in air (later known as Brownian motion) to deduce the existence of the atom in 60 BC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
Today I learned about contronyms, single words that have contradictory meanings like dust (to add particles, or to remove particles) dailywritingtips.com/75-c…
Shakespeare's grave was cursed as he was worried about grave robbers, "Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare, to dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones." His skull is now believed to have been stolen. edition.cnn.com/2016/03/2…
Old cruise ships like the Titanic had black hulls to hide coal dust cruisehabit.com/why-cruis…
Fairy dust was later added to Peter Pan after several reports of kids hurting themselves after attempting to fly from their beds theguardian.com/childrens…
Sanora Babb was writing a book about the Dust Bowl but John Steinbeck stole her notes to write The Grapes of Wrath, and as it was felt the market couldn’t support two books about the subject, her book remained unpublished until 2004. broadstreetonline.org/201…
Dust mites belong to the arachnid class. This is the same class that spiders belong to. insidescience.org/news/so…
Cosmic dust adds about 40,000 metric tons per year to Earth’s mass. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
The cheesy dust coating on cheetos is called "Cheetle". marketingmind.in/10-cheet…
Grain dust can cause explosions. world-grain.com/articles/…
The dust storm that sets off the events in the film "The Martian" isn't plausible because the atmosphere on Mars is about 1% as dense as Earth's and the winds in the strongest Martian storms top out at about 60 miles per hour, unlikely to tip or rip apart major mechanical equipment. mars.nasa.gov/news/1854/t…
In 1982, GM was toying with the idea of developing a car with a turbine engine that ran on coal dust due to the concern over rising oil prices. youtube.com/watch?v=0CAN5…
Today I learned of Project Valkyrie: a theorized lightweight interstellar spacecraft that could attain 92% lightspeed. Components are tethered, with the crew 10 km away from the antimatter engine. A system would spray liquid droplets in front of the craft to shield against interstellar dust particles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
In WW2 on D Day, the Germans had a devastating thermobaric weapon called Taifun B, based on kerosene & coal dust, to be delivered over the battlefield by rocket propelled canisters. They positioned it in Calais, so it didn’t get used against the landings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1878, a spark ignited airborne flour dust within the Minneapolis Washburn A Mill creating an explosion that killed 18 workers. The ensuing fire killed four people and destroyed five other mills. The explosion made national news and led to reforms in the milling industry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
The death toll due to 9/11 continues to rise. Cases of "life-threatening illnesses such as mesothelioma and asbestosis" are being newly reported years after the incident, as victims in the vicinity were covered in dust from the World Trade Center, which was created using asbestos mesotheliomaguide.com/mes…
The band Sevendust was named after the popular insecticide Sevin Dust. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sev…
When you cremated someone, the cremains are not ash but the bones grinded down to dust. funeralwise.com/plan/crem…
The Burj Khalifa was built on sand without bedrock. It is held up by a big concrete slab on its base, that works like a big snow shoe preventing it from sinking. Below it, 194 shafts of concrete were dug into ancient seashell dust, making friction the only thing holding up this skyscraper. youtu.be/sDsNChjaLW8?t=95
National Reconnaissance Office donated two Hubble-class telescopes to The National Science Foundation, because they were only gathering dust in a warehouse. NRO is the agency in charge of USA's spy satellities, the donation was prompted by the two telescopes becoming obsolete for spying. content.time.com/time/hea…
The September 11 terror attacks on the WTC released a dust cloud of toxic asbestos fibers across Manhattan, with an estimated 410,000 people exposed. It is believed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in the city will reach a peak in the year 2041 (four decades after 9/11) asbestos.com/world-trade-…
The earth accumulates ~40,000 tonnes of space dust every year. theconversation.com/your-…
The USA long held the record for having the World's Tallest Chair --until 2014 when St. Florian, Austria's, great Lutz chair left much worldwide lesser giant furniture in the dust. XXXLutz and Holzleimbauwerk Wiehag GmbH worked together to build the epic seat that stands almost 100 feet tall. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned of spontaneous generation, a widely believed concept that life could arise from non living and even non organic matter, like maggots spontaneously appearing on dead flesh, or mites from dust. It was widely believed for thousands of years, until it was disproven in the mid 19th century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
Scientists managed to capture an image of a newborn planet that was still forming in the disk of gas and dust around its star. bbc.co.uk/news/science-en…
88 million pounds (40,000 metric tons) of cosmic dust rain down on Earth each year, which is produced by collisions between asteroids and spewed from comets as they pass through the inner solar system. That's still a tiny amount though, as Earth is about 6,000 billion billion metric tons. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
Every Nissan GT-R is personally hand-assembled in a dust and temperature controlled clean room by a single technician known as a Takumi. Only five master craftsmen in the world have this unique qualification. nissan.com.au/vehicles/br…
There is a mine in Canada buried and frozen with left over arsenic dust to kill every person in the world. huffingtonpost.ca/2014/04…
You'll shed about 8 pounds of skin in one year. And the trillions of microscopic life forms called dust mites, sit around your house and feed on your dead skin. health.howstuffworks.com/…

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