In the Netherlands, if you die and have no next of kin, friends or family to attend your funeral, they will send a poet who shall read a custom poem for you at your funeral so that you wonโ€™t be alone that day. It was started by poet and artist F Staril and is named "The Lonely Funeral" project. arcpublications.co.uk/booโ€ฆ
After covering one of his songs Prince summoned Sinead O'Connor to his house to tell her to stop swearing in interviews. When she told him to F off he punched and attacked her and she had to escape from his house en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notโ€ฆ
In 1969, a musician named Jim Sullivan recorded an album called โ€œU.F.O.โ€œ, which featured strange lyrics about leaving his family and being abducted by aliens. Sullivan disappeared 6 years later without a trace, the only piece of evidence being his abandoned car found on a desert road. ultimateclassicrock.com/mโ€ฆ
There use to be three genders, according to Pluto, M/M, F/F, and M/F. Zeus split them in two and this is where the idea of soulmates comes from. Eros (love) comes when you have found your other half, whether you originate from a double male, a double female or a hermaphrodite. sapardanis.org/2017/01/30โ€ฆ
The F-35 has a lifespan of 8,000 hours and it costs $44,000 per hour to fly. popularmechanics.com/miliโ€ฆ
The letters in US military aircraft names follow a set nomenclature (A-Attack, B-Bomber, C-Cargo, F-Fighter, X-Experimental, etc). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196โ€ฆ
Yuma, AZ is the driest, the sunniest, and the least humid, has the lowest frequency of precipitation, and has the highest number of days per yearโ€”175โ€”with a daily maximum temperature of 90 ยฐF (32 ยฐC) or higher of any populated place in the contiguous United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yumโ€ฆ
Today I learned of F. D. C. Willard, the pen name of a Siamese cat who internationally published two scientific papers in Physics once as a co-author and once as the sole author. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._โ€ฆ
The lowest reliably measured temperature on Earth was โˆ’128.6 ยฐF, recorded in Antartica in 1983 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vosโ€ฆ
Silent-era film director F. W. Murnau (1888 - 1931, director of Nosferatu) had his grave robbed in 2015. His skull was removed and candle wax found in the grave suggests an occult ritual was performed. The crime is unsolved and his skull remains missing. news.artnet.com/art-worldโ€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. cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=Dโ€ฆ
"Philanthropist" Robert F. Smith was involved in the largest tax evasion case in US history. He "willfully failed to report" over $200 million in income and he signed a nonprosecution agreement. He paid a fine of $139 million and cooperated with investigators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robโ€ฆ
In 1978, The House Select Committee on Assassinations reported John F. Kennedy's brain is missing. During the autopsy, his brain was removed and placed in a stainless steel box given to the Secret Service. The box was moved to the National Archives building in 1965. As of 1966, it was gone. theguardian.com/world/shoโ€ฆ
Robert F. Kennedy saved his sonโ€™s life after he nearly drowned in a Malibu beach on June 4th, 1968. A few hours later he was assassinated; the son he saved, David, was watching the news coverage on TV. ajc.com/news/national/robโ€ฆ
In 1969, a musician named Jim Sullivan recorded an album titled U.F.U. the lyrics were about him leaving his family and being abducted by aliens, six years later his car was found abandoned at the ranch somewhere in New Mexico desert, he disappeared and never to be seen again. hellozukeen.com/journal/2โ€ฆ
Strategy board game "Diplomacy" was John F. Kennedy's and Henry Kissinger's favourite game. In the game, set in the years leading up to WWI, each player controls the forces of a major European power, and players spend much of their time forming and betraying alliances with other players en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Gallium, a metal widely used in the production of semiconductors. It's melting point is only 29.8 ยฐC (85.6 ยฐF)--a sample of the metal will melt if held in one's hand! (And it is safe to do so, as metallic Gallium is non-toxic.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galโ€ฆ
After the โ€œThe Walkie-Talkieโ€ building in London was finished, due to its weird concave design, it unintentionally melted cars and changed weather patterns. It focused a beam of light that was 6 times brighter than sunlight on to the pavement below which heated to nearly 250ยฐF at certain spots. edition.cnn.com/2013/09/0โ€ฆ
The death of British author C.S. Lewis went largely unreported by news media because U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated less than an hour later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._โ€ฆ
The cost of the U.S. Air Force's F-35 helmet is US$400,000 eandt.theiet.org/content/โ€ฆ
Abercrombie & Fitch store staff used to be required to buy and wear A&F clothing. However, a California labor regulator settlement led to the store staff being allowed to wear any no-logo clothing, as long as it corresponds with the season and style of the brand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abeโ€ฆ
Carole Hersee from Test Card F holds the Guinness World record for the longest television appearance in history - nearly 8 continuous years. She also designed clothes for the films Last Emperor and Flash Gordon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesโ€ฆ
In a subway station in the Chinese city of Nanjing, vending machines sell live crabs. The crabs are kept at 0-10ยฐ C (32-50ยฐ F) - not enough to freeze them, but cold enough to make them docile. Around 200 crabs are sold daily - and if you buy a dead one, you'll get three live ones for free npr.org/sections/thetwo-wโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Cave of the Crystals in Chihuahua, Mexico with tree sized selenite crystals. The cave is extremely hot, with air temperatures reaching up to 136 ยฐF. Without proper protection, people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time making almost impossible. nationalgeographic.com/scโ€ฆ
The smallest chameleon is known as Brookesia micra which was discovered in 2012 in Nosy Hara, Madagascar. It is so tiny it can perch on the matchstick head. An adult (both M/F) will grow to only about 1 inch (25.4mm) from nose to tail. The species is considered extremely threatened due scientificamerican.com/arโ€ฆ
In 2016 an employee at brewing company Brewdog printed "Mother F**cker Day" on 200,000 cans of their Punk IPA, after saying the company were not punk enough anymore, all of which had to be recalled. The Company made him employee of the month thedrinksbusiness.com/201โ€ฆ
Jerry Lawson pioneered home video gaming in the 1970's by helping to invent the Fairchild Channel F, the first system with interchangeable cartridges. One of few black engineers in computing at the time, he unfortunately received less recognition than deserved due to the Channel F's poor sales. biography.com/inventor/jeโ€ฆ
The Gaet'ale Pond is the saltiest water body on Earth, at a salinity of 43%. Don't go swimming there because its temperature is roughly 50โ€“55 ยฐC (122โ€“131 ยฐF). Bird and insect corpses have been found around the lake, likely because of the odorless gas it emits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaeโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Chinook winds or "snow-eaters". With hurricane-force gusts (~75 mph) they can rapidly raise temps & melt snow. One in South Dakota took things from -4ยฐF to 49ยฐF in two minutes, got up to 54ยฐ, then dropped back to -4ยฐ, all within a half hour. The largest 24-hour change was 103ยฐF, in Montana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiโ€ฆ
Lady Gaga didn't get her driver's license until age 30, and her first car (which she still drives) is a 1993 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning. thedrive.com/news/27027/dโ€ฆ
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/CPDโ€ฆ
Psychologist B.F. Skinner tried to train pigeons to serve as guides for bombing runs in WWII. After canceling the project, he successfully taught the pigeons to play ping pong instead. biography.com/scientist/bโ€ฆ
In 1979, two families escaped East Germany in a homemade hot air balloon. They flew for 28 minutes at โˆ’8 ยฐC (18 ยฐF) with no shelter as the gondola was just a clothesline railing. They landed just 10km (6.2 mi) from the border. The escape was planned out over 1 and 1/2 years and took 3 attempts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easโ€ฆ
Fans of "The Goldbergs" often get confused on social media with the creator Adam F. Goldberg with the actor to 'Saving Private Ryan' Adam Goldberg. The actor was so fed up with The Goldberg fans that he once tweeted their show was moving from ABC to TV Land. hollywoodreporter.com/livโ€ฆ
There's a wasp that f*cks flowers bie.ala.org.au/species/urโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Oymyakon - the coldest village on earth. The lowest temperature was recorded in January 1924 of โˆ’71.2 ยฐC (โˆ’96.2 ยฐF). It is known as "The Pole of the Cold". Food includes the frozen raw Arctic fish, white salmon, whitefish, frozen raw horse liver, but they are considered to be delicacies. cntraveler.com/story/thisโ€ฆ
A USSR physicist published his equations for solving reflected electromagnetic waves from surfaces, as the Soviet authorities considered them insignificant for military purposes. His work was found by Lockheed in the 1970s, leading to a breakthrough in developing their stealth plane F-117. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petโ€ฆ
Falling asleep during summer or in hot environments is harder because our body temperature lowers 1 to 2 degrees when we sleep. An optimal room temperature for falling asleep is around 18.3ยฐC or 65ยฐF. healthline.com/health/sleโ€ฆ
An Iranian F-4 Phantom was attempting to shoot down a drone. The drone was being escorted by an F-22 Raptor which is a stealth fighter. The F-22 flew underneath the F-4 to examine it's munitions all without the F-4 noticing. The F-22 then told the F-4 "you really ought to go home", and it did. nationalinterest.org/blogโ€ฆ
In addition to its work with NASA, such as the Crew Module for the Orion spacecraft, and its work for the military, such as the F-35 fighter jet, Lockheed-Martin processes child support payments under contract for a variety of state and local governments washingtontechnology.com/โ€ฆ
In 1962, president John F Kennedy snagged 1200 Cuban cigars for himself before he banned their import. daily-lazy.com/2014/04/joโ€ฆ
Microorganisms that could survive being heated to 420ยฐC (788ยฐF) were recently discovered in Morocco. This strengthened the argument for panspermia, a theory suggesting that life exists throughout the Universe and is distributed by space dust, meteoroids, asteroids, comets, planetoids, etc. airspacemag.com/daily-plaโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the cult musician Jim Sullivan who made a great album called U.F.O. in 1969 and then strangely disappeared out of thin air in New Mexico in 1975 and it is believed that he was either murdered or abducted by aliens lightintheattic.net/releaโ€ฆ
The temperature of the ocean at the equator during the "Great Dying" is estimated to be 40 C or 104 F. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibโ€ฆ
Sales of merlot fell after the 2004 movie Sideways came out where Paul Giamattiโ€™s character famously said in one line โ€œI am not drinking any f*cking merlot.โ€ beveragedynamics.com/2019โ€ฆ
Each episode of A.L.F. (Alien Life Form) took 20-25 hours to shoot and was extremely demanding on the crew. Max Wright, the dad in the show, despised supporting a demanding inanimate object and at one time become "crazed", physically attacking the puppet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALFโ€ฆ
Authors C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley both died on November 22nd, 1963. Their deaths weren't as prominent in the news because of a more noteworthy death that occurred on that day: the assassination of John F. Kennedy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._โ€ฆ
Following John F Kennedy's assassination, VP Lyndon B Johnson was to take the oath of office as president. Someone found a book with a cross on it on a side table in President Kennedy's cabin on Air Force One and assumed it was a bible. It was a missal, a book of Catholic mass texts and verses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firโ€ฆ
During world war 2, psychologist B.F. Skinner trained pigeons to pilot kamakazi bombs youtu.be/L8Y7Q1eja-E
Regular car horns in America usually honk the note F. Older cars (1960-70) honked the note C#. carsofamericainc.com/blogโ€ฆ

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