Today I learned about β€œlittle-ease,” an old torture cell in the tower of London. It measured a mere 1.2m square. Its cramped size prevented prisoners from settling in any bearable position: they were unable to stand, sit or lie down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
Human babies have more bones than adult person. Babies have 300 bones while grown people have 206 bones. Most of which are made up of cartilages to help keep baby malleable, for ease passage during birth. Overtime as the baby grows; some of its bones will fuse together forming bigger bones. popsci.com/story/health/b…
The United States military published a handbook entitled "112 Gripes about the French" for enlisted personnel arriving in France after WWII Liberation in order to ease the growing tension between the American military and the French marshallfoundation.org/li…
Last year, researchers from the University of British Columbia figured out how to convert blood type A into the universal Type O, which all patients can receive in a transfusion, regardless of their own blood type. This could broaden the supply of blood and ease shortages. sciencemag.org/news/2019/…
Due to its isolated location, the Icelandic language has changed very little from its original roots. Modern Icelandics can still read texts written in the 10th Century with relative ease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
In August, 2010, there was a 100km long traffic jam on the Beijing-Tibet Expressway that lasted for 10 days. It was caused by road works designed to ease congestion dangerousroads.org/around…
In 1985, while conducting Concorde's trial test flights, BA offered NATO to exercise on intercepting a fly-high supersonic bomber. all modern fighters, including F14, F15 and F16, failed to reach their target, except the 1950's EE Lightning, who intercepted the Concorde with ease. lightning.org.uk/oct04sot…
Today I learned about Seasonal Affective Disorder which is a type of depression related to the seasons, or when someone is exposed to less sunlight. So Seasonal affective disorder (or SAD) Lamps were invented to help create a bright environment within their home to help ease the symptoms. mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
Cats do not need to blink on a regular basis to keep their eyes lubricated. Unblinking eyes are probably an advantage when hunting. Cats will, however, squint their eyes, usually as a form of communication expressing affection and ease around another cat or human. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
The Mothers' Milk Bank quietly offers breastmilk to adults with cancer and other serious illnesses to ease their symptoms. seattletimes.com/nation-w…
In 1729, Jonathan Swift published a satirical essay in which suggested that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food to rich gentlemen. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes of the British towards the poor and Irish in general en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_M…
In 1956 two young girls who were obsessed with Elvis Presley went missing after going to see "Love Me Tender" for the 15th time. Elvis was so concerned that he issued a public appeal over the radio pleading with them to be β€œgood Presley fans and go home and ease their mother's worries". thecurrentatahs.com/5032/…
The idea we eat 8 spiders in our sleep each year being a myth created by Lisa Birgit Holst (anagram of this is a big troll) of PC Professional magazine as a show of myth spreading ease is itself a myth as neither the writer nor the issue in question ever existed historymatters.group.shef…
Wrist watches became a fashion accessory for men only after WW1. Until then Wrist watches were worn exclusively by women and men used pocket-watches. However during WW1 many soldiers began converting the pocketwatches into wristwatches for ease of use. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
When King George V was near death in 1936, his doctor injected him with, "750mg of morphine and a gram of cocaine – enough to kill him twice over – in order to ease [his] suffering, and to have him expire in time for the printing presses of the Times, which rolled at midnight." theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
Today I learned of Grace Wang whos "spinal canal was injected with powerful antiseptic instead of anesthetic in what should have been a routine epidural to ease the pain of her first child's birth." smh.com.au/national/nsw/h…
Greenland has four distinct Time Zones that cross its boundaries but the country is broken up into UTC0, UTC-1, UTC-3 and UTC-4. UTC-2 is only used during daylight savings. UTC0 is outside the country but the weather station Danmarkshavn, is set to European time for ease of reporting. howderfamily.com/blog/tim…
, Leonard Cohen used to suffer from stage fright and anxiety during his previous years of performing, and used to drink some wine in an effort to ease that pain. youtube.com/watch?v=BVpG3…
Some elderly people used to spray WD-40 on their body to ease rheumatism ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
Anxious/scared cats can be calmed with a technique called β€œSlow Blink”. It shows you as a more trusting person and is more likely to calm the cat. Animal shelters use the technique to help nervous cats feel more at ease. catster.com/cat-behavior/…
In 751 there was a battle between the expanding first Islamic Caliphate and China. The outcome was inconclusive but it is believed to be the event that led to paper-making spreading from China into the Middle Ease and eventually to Europe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In 378BC, 30K Spartans invaded Thebes and were met by 20K Athenians deployed on an open hill. When the armies reached 200m apart, the Athenian general ordered his men to stand at ease (spears up, shields down) which they did with such precision and confidence as to cause the Spartans to retreat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Low, was deaf. She suffered from frequent earaches and even lost hearing in one of her ears when a grain of rice became lodged in it during her wedding day. She always made light of her disability, using humour to ease people. stacycordery.com/juliette…
King George V of the United Kingdom was euthanised by his doctor both to ease the suffering of the King and family - but also to make the announcement in the morning papers, not the evening papers. bmj.com/content/308/6941/…
Classical guitarists have several ways of trimming their plucking nails. There are various shapes and angles that influence ease of plucking and tone. classicalguitar101.org/cl…
Baby hammerhead sharks have a round head to ease the live birthing process of the mother sharks. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
The US military has a modified version of the M1 Abrams tank called the M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle that can plow through minefields with ease and launch a rocket propelled "explosive sausage" capable of destroying barricades in an area the size of a football field (the M58 MICLIC). youtu.be/WmvG_CMsge4
The earliest documentation of pay-to-use toilets comes from the reign of Emperor Titus in 74 AD, almost 2000 years ago. He created them to ease financial hardship from war costs, and when he was ridiculed by his people for the decision, he said β€œMoney does not stink”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pay…
In the days after Michael Jackson's death, members of Elvis fan club reached out to Jackson fans. They offered advice like " Focus on the pop idol's music and generosity, not his shortcomings or the rumors about his death" and "the pain will ease but never lift" pressofatlanticcity.com/l…
After JFK was prescribed use of a rocking chair to ease back pain, he enjoyed them so much that he would give rocking chairs as gifts to friends, family, and heads of state. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Historically, Azerbaijani and Turkish speakers have been able to communicate with relative ease. Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran (who spoke Azerbaijani) met with Mustafa Kemal AtatΓΌrk of Turkey (who spoke Turkish) in 1934 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aze…
The final words of writer Roald Dahl, were almost: "You know, I'm not frightened. It's just that I will miss you all so much" to his family. After appearing to fall unconscious the nurse then injected him with morphine to ease his passing, he uttered his actual last words: β€œOw, fuck!” nymag.com/arts/books/feat…
The Romans had a festival where drunk and naked priests would hit people with whips to bring them fertility and ease the pain of child birth. penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
At the height of the Irish Potato Famine in 1847, almost 4,000 ships carried food from Ireland to England and Scotland while 400,000 Irish died of starvation and related diseases. The same year, a Native American tribe sent $710 to help ease the suffering. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
New York was the most populous US city in the first US census (1790) and has retained that title (with ease) every decade since. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The almost final words of writer Roald Dahl, were "You know, I'm not frightened. It's just that I will miss you all so much" to his family. After appearing to fall unconscious the nurse then injected him with morphine to ease his passing and he said his actual last words: β€œOw, fuck!” nymag.com/arts/books/feat…
Drivers Ease Breaking When Stopping So They Aren't Jolted Forward. However, if They Were to Continue Deceleration into Reverse, They Would Feel No Jolt at All. This Phenomenon is Known as Jerk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
In 1933, Pakistan's name was originally coined as "Pakstan" by a Pakistan Movement activist, meaning "land of the pure." The letter "i" was added to ease pronunciation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pak…
Abraham Lincoln studied Euclidean geometry avidly. He carried the geometry books with him on the circuit till he could demonstrate with ease all the propositions in the six books; often studying far into the night, with a candle near his pillow, while his fellow-lawyers dozed off gogeometry.com/math_geome…
Scientists have shown that playing Tetris can ease cravings for sex, drugs and food. vocativ.com/news/222471/t…
At a cabinet meeting in Baghdad during the Iran-Iraq war, Iraqi Minister of Health Riyadh Ibrahim Hussein suggested that Saddam step down temporarily to ease Iran to a ceasefire. Annoyed, Saddam took Riyadh to the next room, and shot him with his pistol. He continued the meeting afterwards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira…
On the road professional wrestlers usually eat at Chipotle due to the ease of getting a consistent quality food high in carbs and protein nationwide gq.com/story/wwe-fitness-…
There is no scientific correlation of the old wives tale of cracking your knuckles will cause Arthritis, the cracking is caused by small bubbles bursting fluid which helps lubricate the areas between bones and reduces friction for ease of movement. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Color laser printers print a watermark on every page that identifies the printer to ease government fears of forgery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
There's a study that shows the active ingredient in Tylenol could ease the pain of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) phillyvoice.com/active-in…
Court Reporters use a specialized chorded keyboard called a stenotype machine to type out testimonies and jury charges at speeds of 180-300 words per minute. The stenotype has far fewer keys than the typical typewriter for ease of typing. Most words are spelled phonetically (i.e. K-A-T = cat) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cou…
Tylenol can ease the pain and speed up the recovery from a breakup and other social rejections journals.sagepub.com/doi/…
In order to ease the pain in his throat from voicing Gollum, Andy Serkis would drink "Gollum Juice", a mixture of honey, lemon and ginger. news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/h…
The main protagonist in the Wonderful Wizard Of Oz book was a originally meant to be a young boy, but after his infant niece Dorothy passed away, L. Frank Baum changed the character to help ease his wife's distress. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
English Pirate/Privateer Sir Francis Drake captured Spanish galleon Cacafuego in 1579 with ease, by firing 'Chain Shot' (two cannonballs connected by a chain) at its mizzen mast, severing it completely. newworldexploration.com/e…

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