Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter in the film series was allergic to his own glasses. He had a nickel allergy and suffered for weeks with mysterious bumps around his eyes, where the glasses touched his face. The nickel glasses were quickly replaced with hypoallergenic specs. bbcamerica.com/anglopheni…
I learned Sue, the most complete T. Rex skeleton, was discovered by paleontologist Sue Hendrickson when she and her crew got a flat tire at the end of their field season. During repairs, Hendrickson found bones at a cliff face leading the discovery of larger bones in the cliff's formation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sue…
Today I learned of the Helen, a unit of measurement based on Helen of Troy. She was known as "the face that launched a thousand ships", therefore 1 milliHelen is the amount of beauty needed to launch a single ship. The negative Helen is the power to beach ships. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Honeybees can recognize human faces. Whereas before it was thought that only large brained mammals could distinguish faces, but honeybees can do this as well! They see faces in a compilation of 5,000 individual images – kind of like pixels. scientificamerican.com/ar…
When Nelson Mandela left the prison gates in 1990, one newsman shoved a modern microphone in his face. He recoiled slightly, wondering if it were some newfangled weapon that had been developed while he was in prison history.com/news/mandela-…
In during WW2, an American bomber -*ye olde pub*- was nearly shot down. A German fighter gave chase and once in range, he noticed the dead and injured crew and the terror in the pilots face. He didn’t attack and escorted the plane. Both pilots survived the war and finally met in 1990 jalopnik.com/why-a-german…
Marlon Brando was once sued for $40,000 for punching a paparazzi photographer in the face, breaking his jaw and knocking out five of his teeth. Undaunted, the same photographer later tried to photograph Brando again, but wore a football helmet to protect himself. bbc.com/culture/article/2…
Advanced DNA testing used by law enforcement can construct a 3D image of an unknown criminal's face including eye color, hair color, race and facial shape. discovermagazine.com/tech…
Japanese pro wrestler Rikidōzan often went to the bar immediately after his matches, without treating his wounds first. When patrons asked him why his face was bloodied, he'd reply "I had a tough day at work." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rik…
Nose jobs were performed in ancient India. The earliest example was in 6th century B.C. where a piece of the patient's cheek was used to fashion a new nose. Nose jobs didn't become normal in the west until syphilis came about as advanced syphilis leaves a hole in the sufferer's face/nose. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In May 2019, North Face Brazil's ad agency replaced WikiP photos of popular outdoor destinations with photos featuring people wearing North Face products. This was only discovered after they posted a video bragging about it. wikimediafoundation.org/n…
On January 9, 1493, Christopher Columbus mistook manatees for mermaids and wrote about them "they rose well out of the sea; but they are not so beautiful as they are said to be, for their faces had some masculine traits" nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Brian Blessed once punched a polar bear in the face. On an expedition to the magnetic North Pole, a polar bear tore into his tent and stuck it's head in. Not wanting anyone to shoot it, he bellowed in the bear's face and punched it on the nose, causing it to flee. This saved the bear's life. youtube.com/watch?v=izTyF…
The Moon's unseen farside was expected to look about the same as its nearside (the face we always see). But in 1959, the Soviet's Luna 3 spacecraft shattered that illusion, showing the farside barely had any dark volcanic deposits known as maria. astronomy.com/magazine/ne…
Horses identify photographs of their current keepers, and even of former keepers whom they had not seen in six months, at a rate much better than chance. Horses correctly identified their current keeper and ignored the stranger’s face about 75 percent of the time. scientificamerican.com/po…
Today I learned about the Inuit sport of the Ear Pull. Competitors face off with a 2 foot loop of string wrapped around one ear each. The winner is determined if the string falls off the opponent's ear or the opponent quits. newsminer.com/news/local_…
After the photo titled Face To Face was made the man featured in it named Patrick Cloutier was praised as a hero and was promoted.What ensued was him being demoted and charged for Cocaine use ,a drunk driving accident, and starring in a porn parody of the Oka crisis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fac…
A dog saved his owner from choking to death on an apple slice by jumping on her chest until it was dislodged. He also licked her face to keep her from passing out. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ameri…
Moses has the only full-face portrait in the US House of Representatives depicting lawmakers. All 22 others are half-faced and directed at him. aoc.gov/explore-capitol-c…
The Nightman Cometh episode of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" was performed in front of an audience of background actors who weren't informed of what they were watching. "The audience didn't have any context, so I remember a lot of confused faces as we were performing," said Rob McElhenney en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Jon Lovitz slam-dunked Andy Dick’s face into a bar because of their feud regarding Phil Hartman’s death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
People really do have a "type" when it comes to romantic attraction. According to a study, 50% of people’s preferences for faces is unique to them, and who we find attractive is most strongly influenced by our life experiences. time.com/4057616/yes-you-…
During James Stockdale's time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, he slit his scalp and bashed his face in with a stool to prevent being paraded around as a propaganda piece, and later slashed his own wrists to show that he would rather die than submit and cooperate with his captors. usna.edu/Ethics/bios/inde…
A part of why our faces are asymmetrical is due to our sleeping patterns. Those who sleep on their side or stomach are more likely to have an asymmetrical face. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
The iconic hair-curlies you see in cartoon characters and people such as Bolin/Superman/Bill Haley are called spit curls (or kiss curls). The curl is flattened against the forehead or side of the face with saliva, hence its name, and sometimes is augmented with false hair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kis…
The plague doctor masks are not a crow face. They have that shape to store a container with herbs, the smell of it was supposed to fend off evil spirits nationalgeographic.com/hi…
In 2017 a 100kg, Royal Canadian Mint made (but privately owned) gold coin dubbed the "Big Maple Leaf” was stolen from Bode Museum in Germany. It has a face value of $1 million but by weight was worth $4 million. cbc.ca/news/entertainment…
The old timey β€œfisticuffs stance” existed because early boxing bouts allowed grappling. Even Daniel Mendoza, the man who popularised the stance, lost his title because his opponent managed to grab his hair and kept a firm grip while continually punching him in the face with his free hand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Inventors of "a brassiere that, in an emergency, can be quickly converted into a pair of protective face masks, one for the brassiere wearer and one to be given to some needy bystander" were awarded 2009 Ig Nobel prize in Public health improbable.com/ig-about/w…
A producer on Family Ties felt Michael J. Fox was too short for the role and tried to have him replaced saying β€œthis isn’t the face you'll see on a lunch-box." Fox later gave him a custom-made lunch-box with the inscription "this is for you to put your crow in. Love and Kisses, Michael J. Fox.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Today I Learned red pandas, one of the most liked and famous animals aren't a single species but two. Chinese red pandas have redder fur and striped tail rings, while Himalayan pandas have whiter faces. This makes the efforts of their conservation a bit trickier. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Today I learned about an Artist With Alzheimer’s Drew Self Portraits For 5 Years Until He Could Barely Remember His Own Face and died boredpanda.com/alzheimers…
The face of the well-loved rum brand, Captain Morgan, was a real person. Sir Henry Morgan was a Welsh privateer who fought for the English against the Spanish in the Caribbean during the 1660s and 1670s. Capt. Henry Morgan was knighted by King Charles II, and died in Jamaica a wealthy man. historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
There was a serial slasher in London called the London monster. He affixed sharp blades to his knees then would stab women in the butt by kneeing them. He would also put knives in flower bouquets then trick women into smelling it before stabbing them in the face. youtu.be/tN4DHMKAWPo
The lady in Tom and Jerry is called Mammy Two Shoes and her face was shown in one episode en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mam…
Today I learned about the door-in-the-face. An attempt is made to convince the respondent to comply by making a large request that the respondent will most likely turn down. The respondent is then more likely to agree to a second, more reasonable request, than if that same request is made in isolation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doo…
In 1977 Sports Illustrated named NFL Football Guard, Conrad Dobler as β€˜Pro Football’s Dirtiest Player’. According to his opponents, he would frequently engage in eye gouging, face-mask twisting, leg whipping, tripping and even biting. vault.si.com/vault/1977/0…
To get wild dogs to adjust to one another, biologists stick their fingers in their rectums and rub the fecal matter on their faces. youtu.be/zQn8hHhdXBQ
Tiberius was so paranoid that when a fisherman brought a fish as a gift, he had the man held down and the fish rubbed all over his face. The scales skinned it raw. The man exclaimed 'Thank Heaven I didn't bring Caesar that crab I also caught!' Tiberius then sent for a crab and had the same done. Penelope.uchicago.edu/tha…
In 1991, Huguette Clark (American painter, heiress, and philanthropist) was admitted to Doctors Hospital in Manhattan to treat various basal cell cancer lesions on her face. Though she successfully recovered, Clark remained as a hospital resident for the following 20 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
Anton syndrome is a rare symptom of brain damage occurring in the occipital lobe. Those who have it are cortically blind, but affirm, often quite adamantly and in the face of clear evidence of their blindness, that they are capable of seeing. amjmed.org/eyes-are-usele…
Safety experts now recommend driving with your hands at 9 and 3 on the steering wheel. The old 10 and 2 position can break your hands or force your arms into your face if the airbag deploys. popularmechanics.com/cars…
Brazzavile and Kinshasa are the closest pair of country capitals after Rome and Vatican City. Both the cities face each other and can be seen at a distance across the Congo river. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
"The Crash of the Century" featured a collision between PanAms' "Clipper Victor", the first 747 ever to enter service, and the "Face of the Airline" for KLM. youtu.be/2mnuQkmywrc?t=69
On 2015, Oxford Dictionaries named Face with Tears of Joy Emoji (πŸ˜‚) as the word of the year. pbs.org/newshour/nation/o…
A model spotted his face on a jar of instant coffee 16 years after a photo shoot and won $15.6 million. cbsnews.com/news/156m-awa…
A hockey fan taunted his opposing home teams player for becoming injured. A few plays later that same fan took a puck to the face. The hockey player he had previously taunted made sure to swing by and say hello wimp.com/hockey-fan-taunt…
Mike Tyson originally wanted his face to be covered in heart tattoos - so he would be recognised as "The Man of hearts." Instead the tattoo artist convinced him to have a tribal tattoo. the-sun.com/sport/833811/…
Grant Wood was a sugar addict that put half a cup in his coffee and poured it on lettuce. With frequent dental visits he became enamored with his dentist's hand and grim face, once commenting "This is a marvelous hand". That dentist became the farmer in American Gothic and his hand a focal point mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Facial recognition software can be successfully fooled by wearing Juggalo face paint. It throws off the softwares light contrast and depth perception, causing it to misidentify the jawline and eye area. fastcompany.com/90373952/…

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