Apple purchased the domain name in 1999, eight years before the official introduction of the iPhone.โ€ฆ
Eight years after JFKโ€™s assassination, Jackie Kennedy avoided the public unveiling of their White House portraits, but the Nixons graciously agreed to a secret, private tour for her and her kids. It was her only return visit.โ€ฆ
More than one out of eight Americans exhibit at least one possible sign of problematic Internet use, also known as Internet Addiction. 13.7 percent find it hard to stay away from the Internet for several days, and 8.2 percent use the Internet to escape problems or relieve a negative mood.โ€ฆ
When France increased the price of cigarettes by 66% over an eight-year period, the smoking rate among French executives and professionals declined. However, the smoking rate among manual laborers remained about the same and among the unemployed, it increased.โ€ฆ
Since Guillermo's del Toro's first feature film Cronos, he has collaborated with Ron Perlman on a total of eight films and one television series.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about 8-pass Charlie, a Pakistani pilot that was notable during the war with India for not dropping his bombs in a single pass, but making eight passes bombing a selected target in each. To this day, his identity is still unknown.โ€ฆ
Although they failed to find missing pilot Steve Fossett for years, in the days following his disappearance, they DID find EIGHT other previously unidentified crash sites.โ€ฆ
Eight percent of our DNA consists of remnants of ancient viruss, and another 40 percent is made up of repetitive strings of genetic letters that is also thought to have that origin.โ€ฆ
Apu from The Simpsons said โ€œthank you, come againโ€ only eight times during the entire seriesโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Project GUNMAN, the discovery of primitive keylogging technology installed by the KGB into the IBM Selectric typewriters used in the US Embassy in Moscow, enabling the Soviets to steal US secrets for eight years.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Gudrid Thorbjarnardรณttir, Icelandic explorer, who sailed to America around 1000ad. She was the first European to give birth there. She also sailed across North Atlantic eight times between Greenland, Iceland and Norway. Later in her life she made a pilgrimage to Rome and back.โ€ฆ
The wood frog can hold its pee for up to eight months.โ€ฆ
Anthony Michael Hall was the first choice to play the lead role of Private Joker in "Full Metal Jacket". Hall spent eight months preparing for the role but could not reach an agreement with Stanley Kubrick regarding monetary compensation, and was replaced by Matthew Modine.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Three Emperors Dinner, which consisted of 16 courses with eight wines served over eight hours, and included Ortolan, which is a bird that is force feed and drowned in brandy.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Great Sheep Panic of 1888. On November 3, at about eight oโ€™clock, thousands of sheep broke free from their fields and farms in southern England, running away in a panic and damaging property. It is not clear what caused this, but it happened again then next year.โ€ฆ
Bonsai can be HUGE and don't have to be tiny. Imperial bonsai (eight-handed bonsai) can be over TWO METERS tall! Bonsai translates as "tray planting" and it just refers to plants grown in pots.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the Purple Plague, an unexpected chemical reaction between gold and aluminum. Discovered in 1970 when NASA was building the Apollo Telescope for Skylab, it caused an eight-week delay that took all of the cushion out of the telescope's delivery scheduleโ€ฆ
James Earl Jones of Star Wars fame went mute for eight years until a high school English teacher coaxed him out of his silence by having him read poetry aloud to the class.โ€ฆ
John von Newmann was a child prodigy who could divide eight-digit numbers in his head by age six and learned calculus by age eight. He developed the computer architecture that virtually all computing devices use today. He became a US strategic adviser and his game theory led to the MAD doctrine.โ€ฆ
Ted Kaczynski (better known as the Unabomber) received an invitation in 2012, while incarcerated at ADX Florence, to his Harvard graduating class's 50th anniversary reunion. He RSVPed, noting his occupation as "prisoner" and his eight life sentences as "awards."โ€ฆ
The Ethiopian calendar is seven to eight years behind the Gregorian calendar, meaning they are currently in the year 2013. It also has 13 months, with the first 12 having 30 days and the final month made up of five to six days (depending on whether it is a leap year).โ€ฆ
Today I learned about ลŒgon Batto (้ป„้‡‘ ใƒใƒƒใƒˆ, or "Golden Bat"), a Japanese superhero who debuted in 1931, seven years before Superman and eight years before Batman. He is a being from Atlantis who was sent 10,000 years into the present day in order to fight evil with super strength, flight, and a rapier.โ€ฆ
After his failed coup in 1923, Hitler only served eight months of his five-year sentence. This was the customary sentence for those whom the judge believed to have had honorable but misguided motives.โ€ฆ
The Chimney Sweepers Act of 1788 was a British Act of Parliament passed to stop child labor, as boys as young as four were being used as chimney sweeps. The Act raised the minimum age to eight years old.โ€ฆ
While in 1985 about one in eight American 12th graders admitted to having used cocaine or crack, by 1991 the figure went down below 4%.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Bandล Mitsugorล VIII, a Japanese kabuko actor. In 1975, he claimed he was immune to the poison and ordered and ate four fugu pufferfish livers in one sitting. He died eight hours later.โ€ฆ
The largest tornado ever recorded, based on width, was the 2013 El Reno Tornado. At its peak, it reached a width of 2.6 miles and speeds of up to 301 mph. The tornado lasted for about 40 minutes and eight people were killed, including three experienced storm chasersโ€ฆ
Bill Paxton was in the crowd when President Kennedy emerged from the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth on the morning of his assassination on November 22, 1963. Photographs of an eight-year-old Paxton being lifted above the crowd are on display at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas.โ€ฆ
Lyndon B Johnson was sworn in as President on Air Force One just two hours and eight minutes after JFK was assassinated, using a Roman Catholic missal from President Kennedy's desk, despite LBJ not being Catholic, due to the missal being mistaken for a Bible.โ€ฆ
Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, a two-hour drive from Kigali International Airport makes it the most accessible gorilla national park in the world. Trekking there typically lasts between four and eight hours hiking and visitors can spend one hour observing gorillasโ€ฆ
In 1814 in London, the brewing vats in a brewery burst, releasing 580k to 1.4m litres of beer onto slum dwellings. Eight people were killed, five of them mourners at the wake of a two-year-old boy. The brewery almost went bankrupt but was saved when they received a rebate for the lost beer.โ€ฆ
In 2014, due to a glitch in the Canadian version of iTunes, a Taylor Swift song titled โ€œTrack 3โ€ was released and immediately shot to the top of the charts. Fans who downloaded the song had purchased eight seconds of static noise for $1.29.โ€ฆ
There are eight replicas of the Statue of Liberty spread across Paris. The largest of all the replicas was a gift to the French three years after the original statue was gifted to the United States. There is also a 1:1 flame that is an unofficial memorial to Princess Diana.โ€ฆ
The Byrds' 1966 song "Eight Miles High" was banned from radio play in several American states because it allegedly promoted recreational drug use.โ€ฆ
The oldest cat that ever lived is Creme Puff, and it lived for thirty-eight years and three days.โ€ฆ
Eight Harland and Wolff workers were killed during the construction of the Titanic five of whom have been identified. In addition to the fatalities there were 28 serious accidents and 218 minor accidents recorded by the firm. encyclopedia-titanica.orgโ€ฆ
William Kemmler was the first person in the world to be executed by electric chair. The killing took approximately eight minutes.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about blue colouration in tarantulas, a trait produced by neatly arranged nanocrystals that has evolved up to eight times in tarantulas.โ€ฆ
The Bernoulli family of Basel was a patrician family, notable for having produced eight mathematically gifted academics who, among them, contributed substantially to the development of mathematics and physics during the early modern period.โ€ฆ
The National Spelling Bee titled 8 Co-Champions after running out of words in a 3.5 Hour Final. Starting with 562 Contestants, the Final Eight continued for 20 Straight Rounds of Spelling Words without any errors.โ€ฆ
James Earl Jones does not appear on screen in his eight movies with the highest domestic box office gross. He provides a voiceover in five Star Wars movies, two Lion King movies, and Adam Sandlerโ€™s Click.โ€ฆ
The relatives of John F. Kennedy's grandmother, Mary Josephine Fitzgerald - who outlived the US President by over eight months - kept her completely unaware of his assassination until she died at 98 in August 1964.โ€ฆ
Today I learned the difference between Mbps and MBps. When Internet providers advertise speeds of up to 100Mbps, they mean Megabits per second, not Megabytes per second. One megabyte is equal to eight megabits and therefore speeds of 100Mbps equals 12.5MBps...โ€ฆ
In 2018 a 75-year-old British man pooped into a container for six to eight weeks, built a homemade pump, drove 200 miles to his former friend's house and used the pump to spray the poo all over the hallway and stairs through the mailbox.โ€ฆ
There's a species of scorpion that loses its tail when threatened, just like a lizard. Trouble is, its anus is located at the end of its tail, meaning it may survive for up to eight months sans anus, and without ever defecating againโ€ฆ
That, during the 2017 London Bridge Terror Attack, a man fought all three attackers with his fists shouting "Fuck you, I'm Millwall". He was stabbed eight times and survived.โ€ฆ
North Korea has their own basketball rules: slam dunks are worth three points, field goals in the final three minutes of the game are worth eight points, three-pointers are worth four if the ball doesn't touch the rim, and a point is deducted for missed free throws.โ€ฆ
In Poznan, Poland, eight clams get to decide if people in the city get water or not. Theyโ€™re equipped with sensors atop them that trip the water supply pumps when they close due to detecting something unsafe in the water.โ€ฆ
Theodore Roosevelt was a major force in labor rights, implementing eight hour workdays and industry safety regulations, abolishing slavery in the Philippines and peonage more generally, investigating child labor claims, and establishing the forerunner to the USES, among many other things.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Werner ForรŸmann, a German doctor who proved that cardiac catheterization (and the involved contrast materials) is safe by doing it on himself eight times. annalsthoracicsurgery.orgโ€ฆ

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