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…
The primary function of a bathroom vent fan is not for removing odors but to exhaust warm, moist air created from using the shower or bathtub which discourages mold growth. thespruce.com/why-you-nee…
During the Siege of Changchun, a 150-day military blockade during Chinese Civil War, Communist Party prevented the civilians from leaving the city to exhaust the food supply of the KMT defenders, which resulted in "tens of thousands people starv[ing] to death". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sie…
The early 20th century Marquess of Anglesey, Henry Cyril Paget, led an extremely lavish lifestyle. He travelled in a custom car with leather furniture, wooden fixtures, and a baroque carved ceiling. The exhaust pipe sprayed scent: sometimes violet, sometimes patchouli, sometimes l’eau d’Espagne thechap.co.uk/2013/12/18/…
The American flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission was inserted only seven inches deep and was placed about 27 feet from the Eagle landing craft. As a result, it was blown over by the blast of the rocket exhaust during the takeoff back to Earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun…
The American flag planted on the Moon by Apollo 11 was knocked over by the exhaust of the ascent stage engine as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left the moon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
Candle smoke is bad for your lungs. Negative effect is comparable to cigarettes and diesel exhaust fumes besthealthmag.ca/best-you…
When Robert Goddard, pioneer of American rocket propulsion, proposed the concept of a moon mission in 1920, the New York Times published an editorial explaining a rocket in space could not work because there would be no air for the exhaust to push against. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
The three days without civilian aircraft above the US following 9/11 provided useful data to climatologists about how climate is altered by the high altitude exhaust of planes. globalnews.ca/news/293451…
The American flag planted on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission was a nylon flag purchased for $5.50 from a government catalog, was reportedly knocked over by exhaust as the lunar module took off, and is theorized to have been disintegrated by sunlight and space radiation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun…
Weight loss occurs because most of it is breathed out. As you burn calories, the fat/carbs break down to carbon dioxide (80%) and water (20%). Similar to a car losing gasoline via the exhaust pipe. bbc.com/news/health-30494…
When Vauxhall introduced the Victor in 1957, they had the exhaust exit through a hole in the bumper. However, it turned out that the exhaust residue made the bumper rust quickly, and the idea was abandoned in the car's redesign. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vau…
The Rolls Royce Merlin V12 aviation engine created so much thrust from the exhaust, engineers were able to angle the exhaust backwards to gain 10 mph in the Spitfire it powered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
Today I learned of "Rolling Coal", the practice of modifying a vehicle's diesel engine in order to emit large amounts of black or grey sooty exhaust fumes into the air en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
Exposure to particles from burning candles causes greater damage than the same dose of diesel exhaust fumes. Effects included lung inflammation and toxicity, arteriosclerosis, and ageing effects on chromosomes in the lungs and spleen. theguardian.com/world/201…
The flag planted by the crew of Apollo 11 was accidentally blown over by the exhaust of the lunar module as it departed the moon. hq.nasa.gov/alsj/ApolloFl…
Airships use water condensed from their exhaust gases as ballast to compensate for spent fuel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buo…
The Rolls-Royce Merlin exhaust gases exited at 1300 mph (2100 kph) and when angled backwards produced 70 pounds-force (32 kg-f) of thrust. This increased the Spitfire's top speed by about 10 mph (16 kph). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
Back when Neil Armstrong amd Buzz Aldrin took off from the lunar surface, Aldrin noticed the flag was blown over by the exhaust from their spacecraft's engine during liftoff. blogs.voanews.com/science…
Scientists took advantage of the three-day flight ban over the US after 9/11 to conduct experiments on the effect on the atmosphere of jet planes. They found the days were a little warmer and the nights cooler, suggesting that the exhaust trails planes leave in the sky act like clouds. csmonitor.com/Environment…
Titanic's fourth funnel was fake, added to make the ship look more powerful (and symmetrical). A bit like putting a dummy exhaust on a car. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS…
Most of the smoke billowing up from a space shuttle launch is not exhaust. It is water vapor from the pool of water under the shuttle designed to absorb the acoustic shock waves that could otherwise tear the shuttle apart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mob…
-that bathroom exhaust fans are required for venting excess moisture, not for venting smelly poo structuretech1.com/forget…
The Rolls-Royce Merlin (used for the Supermarine Spitfire during WWII) was so powerful that its exhaust yielded useable thrust. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
Smoke is flammable. I also learned smoke and embers in the exhaust can be fully combusted by introducing oxygen downstream of the fire *(i.e., at the base of the chimney)*. sciencelearn.org.nz/resou…
The American flag planted on the moon by the crew of Apollo 11 was blown over by the exhaust of the Lunar Module when taking off en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun…
The nylon American flag planted on the moon during Apollo 11 cost $5.50, was knocked over by exhaust from the Lunar Module's ascent, and is likely disintegrated by four decades of heat, UV rays and radiation. hq.nasa.gov/alsj/ApolloFl…
The Maserati Quattroporte's exhaust frequency is 333Hz---A frequency purported to stimulate sexual arousal in women washingtontimes.com/news/…
The exhaust frequency of the Maserati Quattroporte is 333 HZ, which is a frequency level that supposedly stimulates the sexual arousal in women.[26] factretriever.com/car-fac…
In 1983 a bunch of Australians successfully drove a Toyota Landcruiser over 3km across the floor of the Darwin Harbour, up to 35 metres below the surface. In addition to SCUBA gear for the drivers, they used 60 metre long snorkles for the engine intake and exhaust. youtube.com/watch?v=NJNVX…
Plane exhaust kills more people than plane crashes. Approximately 10,000 people are killed annually from toxic pollutants from aircraft compared to around 1,000 from crashes news.nationalgeographic.c…
Rocket exhaust has about the same pressure as the air around it when it exits the nozzle. If it were significantly higher pressure than ambient, more energy will be wasted as the exhaust expands and pushes in all directions, rather than just the direction of flow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
The US Air Force designed a nuclear ramjet-powered unmanned aircraft called SLAM. It was designed to deploy nuclear warheads then self-destruct by crashing into a strategic target. The ramjet exhaust would have spread radiation for miles, and the crash would heavily contaminate the target. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
In an effort to fight oil well fires, Hungarian engineers recycled a Russian T-34 tank and replaced the gun turret with 2 Mig-21 engines. The team would inject water into the exhaust and blow the fire out. They appropriately called it Big Wind. caranddriver.com/features…
More than half the supply of palladium is used in catalytic converters, which convert as much as 90% of the harmful gases in automobile exhaust into less noxious substances. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Cargo ships leave the equivalent of contrails along their route that can be seen from space. Water molecules accumulate on pollutants coming from the exhaust of ships which essentially seeds clouds. These clouds are known as ship tracks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
The American flag on the Moon was knocked over by the exhaust from the return rocket en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
First diesel ships were confusing to other captains, as there was no steam exhaust to signify a ship was under movement (say, from a steam engine), causing ships to unintentionally cross paths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
The Italian Chapel is an ornate Catholic chapel built by Italian POWs based on Lamb Holm in the Orkney Islands Scotland in 1943. Materials were very limited; light holders were made out of corned beef tins & baptismal font was made of the inside of a car exhaust covered in a layer of concrete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ita…
Hiram Percy Maxim, son of the inventor of the Maxim machine gun, designed the firearms silencer and the exhaust muffler, essentially one invention with two applications. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hir…
The exhaust from ships forms clouds that were discovered by looking at satellite data en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
"Green Run experiment",an experiment in 1949, to test the effects of a release of radioactive fission products on US Soldiers. This involved removing the filters from the exhaust chimneys at Hanford nuclear facility, WA, and aerial spraying. The experiments continued on into the 1960's. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Today I learned of the phrase "nuking the fridge", a variation of "jumping the shark" based on the infamous scene in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, meaning "to exhaust a Hollywood franchise with disappointing sequels" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jum…
Mao started a campaign to remove sparrows from China, by making noise to keep them in flight and exhaust them, without realising that they eat locusts. The resulting ecological imbalance helped exacerbate The Great Chinese Famine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Chrysler made a turbine powered car in the 60's that could run on nearly any fuel (even tequila!), had less moving parts, and an exhaust temperature lower than a regular V8. popularmechanics.com/cars…
Space Shuttle engines run their supercooled fuel trough the walls of their exhaust nozzles to cool them down youtu.be/FH_iiX8nA5M
Perfume is located at the front of department stores in part because department-store pioneer Harry Selfridge placed his there to mask the odors of manure and exhaust from the street. books.google.com/books?id…
The Soviet Union had a gas van during WWII. Prisoners would be locked up in the back of the van while the vehicles exhaust would be admitted in it while driving them to their own graves. wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_va…
James Robinson Risner was the first pilot to win the Airforce cross without dying in the process. When an Allied aircraft lost power, he stuck the nose of his jet into the exhaust of the other aircraft, pushing it to safety. After destroying several aircraft by shooting another down into them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
A child riding inside a diesel school bus may be exposed to as much as 4 times the level of toxic diesel exhaust... up to 46 times the cancer rate considered significant under US federal law earthfuture.com/cancer/fi…

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