Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard was placed in command of of a Navy Ship during WW2. He wound up being engaged in combat with absolutely nothing for 68 hours and accidentally conducted live fire exercises on a Mexican Island, which led to him being fired. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
A 1992 Japanese TV show combined English lessons with gymnastic exercise programs. On the show, three gymnasts would perform synchronized exercises while chanting phrases like, "Hasta la vista, baby," "Spare me my life!", "I was robbed by two men!", and "I have a bad case of diarrhea." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zui…
The Hawaiian island of Kauai encourages tourists to check a dog out of shelters for a day as part of a field trip for dogs program. Having the dogs out and about gives them exercise and increases their chances of getting adopted by a local. hawaii-aloha.com/blog/201…
Skipping Is Better Exercise Than Running healthline.com/health-new…
Five Lithuanian soldiers serving in a reconnaissance unit were declared missing during a military exercise. They thought the drill was ongoing and successfully evaded all forces sent to find them, including trained dogs and a helicopter lrt.lt/en/news-in-english…
Kegels are for men too; men who do kegel exercises by working out their pelvic muscles can ejaculate further and stronger, control bladder functions, and urinate more precisely. In addition, urologists suggest that kegels help recover from prostate cancer by strengthening the pelvic floor. uclahealth.org/urology/pr…
Today I learned of athlete’s heart, a harmless condition in which the heart becomes larger and the left ventricle walls thicker. This is common in athletes who exercise for more than an hour a day merckmanuals.com/professi…
Rainer Rupp, a German double agent in the NATO HQ, may have prevented a nuclear war. During the 1983 Able Archer exercises Rupp's position and access to "Cosmic Top Secret" documents made his assurance of Nato's motives trusted enough by the Soviet command to not launch a preemptive strike. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Scientists made 5 trained subjects exercise at intensities of 25, 65, and 85% of maximal oxygen consumption. They found that while at 65%, fat utilization increased, at 85% it decreased again and was similar to utilization at 25%. At 85% their bodies relied mostly on carbohydrate to produce ATP. sciencedrivennutrition.co…
Today I learned of the Dancing Inmates of the CPDRC ( a prison in the Philippines). In 2006 the head of the Prison, Byron F. Garcia, was inspired watching The Shawshank Redemption and introduced an exercise program with music. Up to 1500 inmates have performed various songs like Thriller, My Sharona & Jump. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPD…
In 2013 Russia and Belarus destroyed a 14th century church with artillery fire during military exercises in Kaliningrad. russiatrek.org/blog/cultu…
When practicing for the D-Day landings in "Exercise Tiger" at least 749 Americans were killed by friendly fire and a "wolf pack" of 6 German E-boats who stumbled on the LST ships in the dark. D-Day was nearly called off because 10 officers who knew the exact plans went missing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe…
The United States Marine Corps tested the usefulness of commercial off-the-shelf skateboards during urban combat military exercises in the late 1990s in a program called Urban Warrior '99. Their special purpose was "for maneuvering inside buildings in order to detect tripwires and sniper fire" military.com/defensetech/…
Linus Torvalds, the creator and principal developer of Linux, first met his wife Tove while running introductory computer laboratory exercises for students in 1993. He instructed the course attendees to send him an e-mail as a test, to which Tove responded with an e-mail asking for a date en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
A 1920s dispute about the music played at a wardroom dance on the battleship HMS Royal Oak escalated to the point where a naval exercise was cancelled, an Admiral was dismissed, and a Captain and a Commander were both court martialled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
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…
Stone‐age miniature obese female statuettes indicate the existence and cultural significance of obesity as long as 30,000 years ago. Health risks of obesity were noted by the physician Hippocrates (460–377 BCE), who wrote the earliest known anti‐obesity recommendations on diet and exercise. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
War for the Spartans was in some ways a respite from the strict schedule of their everyday lives and was almost seen as a holiday. Physical exercise was less rigorous, they were allowed a regimen less rigid and in the afternoons, they held competitions, sang hymns and recited poetry. nationalgeographic.com/hi…
In 2016, Manchester United canceled a game and evacuated the stadium after a steward discovered a pipe bomb in the bathrooms. Fortunately, the bomb was a fake; it had been left there by the security team during a training exercise and forgotten. theguardian.com/football/…
After a heart transplant you'll have a resting pulse of around 90 bpm since the vagus nerve that usually regulates heart rate is cut during the transplant. The heart will still beat faster during exercise due to its internal regulatory mechanism, but the new "idle" will be around 90 bpm. journals.lww.com/transpla…
Antioxidants in brain are linked to improved psychosis treatment. A supplement called N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) as well as broccoli extracts can increase the brain's antioxidants if given over a long period of time. Exercise and diet help too. medicalxpress.com/news/20…
Exercise does not actually contribute much to weight loss. Simply eating better has a significantly bigger impact, even without much exercise. nytimes.com/2015/06/16/up…
A Israeli Air Force F-15 landed with one wing in 1983 after the plane had a mid-air collision during a training exercise. youtube.com/watch?v=M359p…
In 1996 during an SAS training exercise 21 year old Bear Grylls broke his back after falling from 16,000 feet due to a torn parachute. His surgeon said it was questionable whether he would ever walk again. 2 years later he climbed Mt. Everest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
In Japan there is a therapy called Forest Bathing. It is not taking a bath in the forest, or exercise, or hiking, or jogging. It is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Look for a place where there are trees, and off you go. time.com/5259602/japanese…
In 1973 the Irish Republican Army (IRA) hijacked a helicopter, flew to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin, landed in the exercise yard and helped three volunteers escape. It was dubbed 'the escape of the century' and made headlines around the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Actor Anthony Hopkins had a habit of reading his lines aloud 250 TIMES before shooting a movie. He also memorized a new poem every week to β€œexercise his mind” youtu.be/NP-Dw81oFJc
Ray Lewis grew up using a deck of cards to do push ups and sit ups. If he drew a 7 he would do 7. An ace was 25 and a Joker 30. He would go through the whole deck. In the nfl, he would do it 3 times for each exercise. Also the reason he wore 52 was because of the number of cards in the deck livestrong.com/article/36…
Apollo 12 was an exercise in precision landing targeting, and succeeded in landing within walking distance of the Surveyor-3 probe that was launched a few years earlier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
The Canadian Navy accidentally shelled the US town of Callam Bay after an exercise shooting at drone targets in 1962, they failed to take into account what was behind the targets they were shooting at. Miraculously nobody was killed. paleofuture.gizmodo.com/t…
Star Trek's training exercise Kobayashi Maru has been used by computer security educators to teach students to think like an adversary, that by stepping outside the rules of the game one can redefine the game, and why you should teach your students to cheat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kob…
There are geographic regions called Blue Zones where people live exceptionally long lives. Some things they have in common are that they have mostly vegetarian diets, strong social lives, regular exercise, and drinking wine (moderately) nbcnews.com/better/health…
Bones too get bigger with exercise, not just muscle theconversation.com/amp/w…
749 US Servicemen were killed in England in 1944's Top-Secret Exercise Tiger en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe…
Bearded vultures seize turtles and fly high above the ground to release the reptile, typically over rocky ground or onto large rocks or boulders. These vultures will repeat the exercise if the shell of the turtle does not break after the first attempt. sciencing.com/animals-eat…
A 39 story building in Seoul was evacuated after tremors were felt on the top floors. Instead of an earthquake, it was found that an exercise class on the 12th floor was playing Snap!'s "The Power", which happened to match the building's resonant frequency and caused it to violently shake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tec…
In 1964, British Marines unknowingly consumed LSD and were instructed to carry out standard training exercises, so that the Army could determine the suitability of the drug to incapacitate enemy soldiers. forces.net/services/tri-s…
The Peelian Principles, developed by Sir Robert Peel in 1829, express an approach to policing based in the idea that police exercise their powers to police their fellow citizens only with the implicit consent of those fellow citizens en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pee…
Today I learned about The Blood Types Mosquitoes Find Most Appetizing. If you are Type O, tall and exercise a lot, you might find yourself the perfect victim for your local mosquitoes. mosquitosquad.com/greater…
Alan Smithee was an official pseudonym used by film directors who wished to disown a film. In order to use the pseudonym, directors were required to prove that they were not able to exercise creative control over the project. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
Today I learned about "False uniqueness bias," which refers to people underestimating the number of others who share their positive traits ("unlike most people, I exercise") and overestimating the number of people who share their negative traits ("everybody smokes"). psychology.iresearchnet.c…
Blocking the human air passage with the thumb, then exhaling, activates something called the vagus nerve that's spread throughout the body. This stimulation decreases heart rate and blood pressure, making you feel more relaxed much like when we try to calm our heart rate after exercise. themuse.com/advice/the-we…
Wild mice actually enjoy running on exercise wheels. theguardian.com/science/g…
The exercise known as the "Burpee" was originally developed in the 1930's by American physiologist Royal H. Burpee. The exercise was popularized when the US Armed Forces adopted it to assess physical fitness levels for potential recruits when the US entered WWII. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
Static stretching as part of a warm-up immediately prior to exercise has been shown detrimental to muscle strength and performance in running and jumping ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable cancers. Also topping the carts is poor diet, lack of exercise, and alcohol consumption. nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna…
Upon graduating, Teddy Roosevelt's doctor advised him to pursue a desk job and avoid strenuous physical activity due to serious heart problems. Ignoring this, he instead pursued activities like regular exercise, boxing, tennis, hiking, rowing, polo and horseback riding, even into his presidency. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Wuhan has a Yangtze river swimming club. Members meet twice a day in rain, snow or sunshine, dodge boats and navigate crazy currents all in the name of exercise youtube.com/watch?time_co…
On Saturday night (30 March '12), the Chief of the Israeli Navy gave a surprise order for 3 ships to prepare to leave for a 10-day exercise; the men on the ships worked all night only to learn the next morning (1 April '12) that it was all an April Fool's Day joke. timesofisrael.com/april-f…
22 yr old Hilda Clayton, an Army combat photographer and visual information specialist with 55th Signal Company, captured her last photo, and the moment of her death, when a mortar shell exploded in the launch tube during a training exercise with Afghan soldiers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hil…

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