Rome has major struggles with expanding the subway system in the city because diggers keep running into major archaeological finds. The Metro C expansion has been in the works for the past 40 years and has unearthed Hadrian's Athenaeum, a military complex, and an amphitheater .โ€ฆ
Taco Bell has failed twice to expand their operations to Mexico. In 1992, Mexican customers found their tacos too expensive, and in 2010 their expansion restaurant closed because customers were unfamiliar with the menu items.โ€ฆ
The Roaring 20's were called the "Golden 20's" or "Goldene Zwanziger Jahre" in Germany as it was also a period of rapid economic growth, expansion of liberal ideas, and spurt in the field of arts.โ€ฆ
The Gadsden Purchase, which added territory to the United States from Mexico, was reduced by 9,000 square miles after it fell 3 votes short of ratification in the Senate, due to Northern concerns over the expansion of Southern territory.โ€ฆ
The final expansion of the British Empire occurred in 1955 with the unilateral annexation of Rockall, an uninhabitable granite islet in the middle of the North Atlantic Oceanโ€ฆ
House-sized stone outcrops sit between buildings and, in places, loom above the streets of the Spanish town of Setenil de las Bodegas. Many shops and townhouses there are cliff-dwellings and cave-expansions wedged among irregular rocky landforms cut by the Trejo River.โ€ฆ
Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 partly because of the trade embargoes on both oil and scrap metal. This ultimately interfered with Japan's expansion into China.โ€ฆ
The cracks in the sidewalk are added to allow flexibility for thermal expansionโ€ฆ
The Industrial Revolution led to an expansion in branding - when makers started selling their goods beyond the local markets, the public did not find generic non-local goods trustworthy enough. To stop this, branding became a common way of making a product more recognizable and creating trust.โ€ฆ
The Wow! signal, discovered by volunteers, remains the strongest evidence of extraterrestrial communication. The "Big Ear" observatory was since dismantled to make room for a golf course expansion.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about Conformal Cyclic Cosmology, a modern cosmological model that says the universe iterates through infinite cycles with one universe's infinite expansion eventually giving rise to the next universe's Big Bang singularity.โ€ฆ
The largest discovery of Viking ships was made during the excavations for the expansion of the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum in Denmarkโ€ฆ
Sea level rise is caused by two main factors, melting land ice (glaciers), and "thermal expansion" the expansion of space between water molecules as the ocean gets warmer. So the ocean is both gaining water molecules, and the water molecules are spreading out and taking up more space. chemforyourlife.transistoโ€ฆ
Colgate once tried to expand their product line by making frozen dinners. "Colgate Kitchen Entrees" remains one of the worst brand expansion attempts in history.โ€ฆ
At a time when the typical burger was 35 cents, McDonald's sold them for for 15 cents each, thanks to having a more efficient and low-cost sales model for their food. This led to increased sales and allowed for expansion of the chain.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the Great Green Wall of Africa (or the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel) being planted to combat the expansion of the Sahara Desert. Originally proposed in 1954 it is approximately 15% completed and will span 8,000 km across all of the African continent.โ€ฆ
Wath the Siberian Corridor was. It was a strip of steppe from Mongolia to the east of Europe, used by nomadic population in their movements from east to west. Huns, Turks and Mongols all went through there. The corridor was closed by the Russian Empire expansion toward Siberia.โ€ฆ
The Chinese besieged Alexandria Eschate, on of the cities that Alexander the Great had founded during his campaign. The city was attacked by the order of the emperor Wu Han in 102 B.C. and its capture stabilized Chinese expansion in the West contributing to opening up the Silk Road later on.โ€ฆ
There was a small thermal piston engine called the Stirling Engine, conceived in 1816. It used the expansion and contraction of gasses or fluids to push and pull two pistons and create power almost silently in a confined space.โ€ฆ
China has planted over 500 thousand square kilometers of forest since 1978 to combat the expansion of the Gobi Desert making it the largest forest plantation in the world. Itโ€™s expected to reach 4,500 km by 2050โ€ฆ
The Catholic Church never taught against evolution or the big bang. In fact, the first to propose the theory of the expansion of the universe (Georges Lemaรฎtre) and founder of the science of genetics (Gregor Mendel) which explains the mechanism behind evolution were both Catholic priests.โ€ฆ
In the early 1990s, Michael Eisner and his partners set out to plan "The Disney Decade" which was to feature new parks around the world, existing park expansions, new films, and new media investments. Disney broadened its adult offerings when it acquired Miramax Films in 1993โ€ฆ
English pacifist Geoffrey Pyke planned to avert WW2 by sending Hitler the results of covert opinion polls showing the German populace were against military expansion. He trained spies to conduct the polls, they posed as golfers. Their efforts were too late and the results were not sent.โ€ฆ
The SR-71 Blackbird grew several inches wider in flight because of heat expansion. The engines would grow as much as 6" longer than on the ground.โ€ฆ
The "Heli-Torch" is a "specially equipped" helicopter "that sprays flames onto tinder below. The idea is to destroy dry vegetation in areas firefighters have trouble reaching, thus hindering the wildfire's expansion."โ€ฆ
In 2008, the title, โ€œData Scientistโ€ became a trendy expression. Jobs postings for Data Scientists expanded by 15,000% in between 2011 โ€“ 2012. There was an expansion in courses and gatherings dedicated explicitly to Data Science and Big Dataโ€ฆ
John Cena learned Mandarin for WWE expansion purposes, and really likes a brand of Chinese chili sauceโ€ฆ
One airport (SAV) in the US has 2 headstones embedded in the runway from an expansion where the next of kin refused to exhume the bodies of a small family cemeteryโ€ฆ
The expansion of palm oil plantations is the main thing threatening orangantan extinctionโ€ฆ
The coefficient of thermal expansion of steel is similar to that of concrete, eliminating large internal stresses due to differences in thermal expansion or contraction. This makes steel the ideal material to reinforce concrete in the world's largest structures.โ€ฆ
Walgreenโ€™s massive expansion from 20 to 500 locations in the 1920โ€™s was due to its sale of โ€œmedicinal whiskeyโ€ during prohibition.โ€ฆ
A catholic priest first proposed the theory of the expansion of the universe and the big bangโ€ฆ
Lightning can heat the surrounding air to as hot as 50,000 ยฐF, three time hotter than the surface of the sun. As the super heated air cools, it produces a particular vacuum. The rapid contraction and expansion of this air is what causes thunder.โ€ฆ
The known universe has a radius (from Earth) of 46.5 billion light years, but the universe is only measured to be 13.8 billion years old. This is due to the expansion of space since the Big Bang.โ€ฆ
Coleco was sued by Atari in 1982, because of the selling of expansion module for the Colecovision console. This module allowed people to play ATARI 2600 games on Colecovisionโ€ฆ
The Bessemer process, 1856, revolutionized steel manufacture by decreasing its cost, from ยฃ40 per long ton to ยฃ6โ€“7, which allowed for, amongst other things, a huge expansion in the railways. It was only superseded in 1968.โ€ฆ
Because of the Universe's expansion, a signal from an event happening at present will never reach the Earth if the event is more than 16 billion light years awayโ€ฆ
The term Manifest destiny is invented in the 1840's to justify the United States' westward expansion into territory held by Mexico, Great Britain and Russia. Nationalism, an important part of it, means the nation considers itself divinely or historically destined to achieve greatness.โ€ฆ
In 1959 an oilman Clint Murchison was trying to get an NFL expansion team for Dallas, George Marshall the Redskins owner disapproved. Murchison realized that "Hail to the Redskins", had not been copyrighted and bought the song from an employee, forcing Marshall to give his vote for the songโ€ฆ
It has never been proven that the decimal expansion of pi contains every possible finite sequence of digits, although mathematicians believe it is probably the case, and it the subject of some mystic memes which assert this to be true.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of "The Empire of Liberty", a theme developed first by Thomas Jefferson to identify the responsibility of the United States to spread freedom across the world. Jefferson saw the mission of the U.S. in terms of setting an example, expansion into western North America, and by intervention abroad.โ€ฆ
The largest cavalry charge in history occurred during the 1684 Turkish siege of Vienna. 18,000 Holy league Polish and German knights charged the Ottoman line, completely routeing them. The battle marked the end of Turkish expansion into Europe.โ€ฆ
The largest cavalry charge in history happened during the 1683 battle of Vienna. Spearheaded by the king of Poland, 18,000 German and Polish knights defeated the Turkish army. The battle marked the end of Turkish expansion into Europe.โ€ฆ
Due to sand mining, Indonesia has lost more than two dozen islands. Most sand is sent to Singapore for expansion and construction.โ€ฆ
Schiphol Airport sends Heathrow a cake when a delay in its expansion occurs as a thank you for helping their own airport increase numbersโ€ฆ
Ice cracks in your glass when water is poured on it due to differential expansionโ€ฆ
Brahma means "expansion" in Sanskrit and the "เฅ" symbol represents the sound of creation, a vibration that permeates the entire cosmos.โ€ฆ
The Normans had their peak of expansion in and around 1130 when their lands spread over England, Southern Italy, Northern Africa and many Mediterranean outposts. By the late-12th century, being too widespread, they begun to lose a sense of identity resulting assimilation into the conquered.โ€ฆ
The Roman Emperor Caracalla's decree making all freemen of the Roman Empire citizens is largely seen by modern historians as setting off a major expansion of the Imperial bureaucracy and push for greater uniformity in the laws applied through the empireโ€ฆ
During its construction the 'Gateway Arch' in St Louis had to be cooled down to counteract Thermal expansion. Due to it being built in two parts, the two legs of the monument expanded, leaving no space for the keystone at the very top.โ€ฆ

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