The great smog of London in 1952 was so bad that pedestrians couldn't even see their feet. Some of the 4,000 who died in the 5 days it lasted didn't suffer lung problems – they fell into the Thames and drowned because they could not see the river theguardian.com/environme…
The white dashed lines on US highways are 10 feet long. And the space in between them runs 30 feet long. Most people believe that they’re only 2-4 feet long at most. news.osu.edu/slow-down---…
An 11 year old girl could not afford running shoes, so she wrapped her feet in tape and drew a Nike logo on it. She won several gold medals in local competitions. straitstimes.com/sport/ru…
In some jurisdictions, dancers at strip clubs are only permitted to expose breasts and/or genitals when performing on a raised platform; they must be dressed before their feet touch the venue's main floor. Managers responsible for enforcing this rule communicate it as 'the floor is lava'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Dragonflies are older than dinosaurs and used to have a wingspan of 2.5 feet abcnews.go.com/Technology…
Today I learned about a bridge in Durham, North Carolina that was built at a height of 11 feet 8 inches. A local business has dubbed the bridge "The Can Opener" and has recorded over 150 crashes involving large trucks that do not have the clearance to pass under the bridge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Planes traveling west are assigned even-numbered altitudes (to the nearest thousand feet) while planes traveling east are assigned odd-numbered altitudes. law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/…
The Roman emperor Commodus would have people without feet tied together and brought to the arena, where he would pretend they were giants and club them to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Since 2007, at least 20 detached human feet have been found on the coasts of the Salish Sea in BC, Canada, and Washington, US. Prior to the recent rush of feet washing ashore, there have been earlier instances, such as a leg in a boot that was found on a Vancouver beach in 1887. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Tanker trucks are built with baffles in the tank to discourage sloshing during and after braking. At highway speeds, this can reduce braking distance by more than 25 feet. [Visualization] youtu.be/56cxOzgl-mc
The only U.S. Secret Service officer killed protecting a president is Leslie Coffelt. Shot three times in the abdomen, he fired one round and hit Truman's attempted assassin in the back of the head from 31 feet away with his revolver. wtop.com/gallery/white-ho…
Today I learned about Benson rafts, huge rafts up to 1000 feet long made of thousands of logs lashed together that used to be floated across 1,100 miles of open ocean from the mouth of the Columbia River to San Diego as a cheaper alternative to sending the logs by rail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
In the Indonesian province of Bali, it is against the law to build buildings higher than a coconut tree, which is about 15 meters (49 feet) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei…
It's thought that Titanic could have missed the iceberg by just a few feet if the ship's engines had not being reversed, as the lack of a reverse turbine for the central propeller caused the rudder to work ineffectively when compared to forward speed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
People with the genetic disorder cystic fibrosis cannot be less than six feet away from one another due to the risk of picking up infections from each other. cystic-fibrosis.com/clini…
The Statue of Liberty is walking, and has a broken chain at her feet thebattery.org/lady-liber…
In 1985 two bodies were discovered in a barrel in Bear Brook National Park, New Hampshire. 300 feet away was a second barrel containing two more bodies from the same murder, but it was not discovered until 15 years later in 2000. All four bodies remained unidentifiable until 2019. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_B…
A test pilot for the SR-71 Blackbird had the aircraft disintegrate around him while flying at nearly 80,000 feet, while going Mach 3.1 (2,300mph), and lived. chuckyeager.org/news/sr-7…
Da Vinci's The Last Supper painting (1498) is 29 feet wide and 23 feet tall, and around 1652 a door was cut through part of it, destroying the area in which Jesus's feet were depicted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
A 17 year-old jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge (about 220 Feet) and survived with minor bruising. He did it to impress his friends. nbcbayarea.com/news/local…
The man with the world’s longest-ever beard, four and a half feet long, broke his neck and died after tripping over it. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Spies can eavesdrop on a conversation from hundreds of feet away, just by watching a light bulb’s vibrations through a telescope. wired.me/technology/priva…
By the time you die, your head will be 1 second older than your feet due to time dilation youtube.com/watch?v=GKD1v…
Today I learned about People with Prehensile Feet. People with feet similar to monkey’s. 8% of the population exhibits a flexible midtarsal break in their feet which allow some societies to functionally adapt their feet and calf muscles to allow them to climb trees like chimpanzees do. doctorvikki.com/2016/10/p…
Bald eagle nests are generally 4-5 feet wide and 2-4 feet deep. The largest recorded bald eagle nest, located in St. Petersburg, Florida, was 9.5 feet in diameter, 20 feet deep and weighed almost 6,000 pounds. fws.gov/midwest/eagle/Nhi…
Fiat's Lingotto factory was built in 1923 as five stories with a racetrack on top. With an upward assembly line, production began at the bottom floor and progressed upward until completion. When a Fiat finished its climb through 16,000,000 sq. feet, it exited by roof and was raced by employees. jalopnik.com/fiat-s-roof-…
If you could stand at the Martian equator, the temperature at your feet would be like a warm spring day, but at your head, it would be freezing cold! jpl.nasa.gov/edu/pdfs/ss_…
Stanley Kubrick used over 450,000 feet or about 85 miles of film to shoot "A Clockwork Orange" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_C…
Today I learned about Steller’s sea cow. A close relative to the manatee this sea cow could grow up to 30 FEET long and 4000 kg. It lived in the North Pacific near the commander islands, off the coast of Kamchatka, between Russia and the USA. It only went extinct in 1768. animaldiversity.org/accou…
Jeff Bridges wears the same t-shirt in 3 different movies, Cold feet, The fisher King, and The big Lebowski. The shirt is a pic of Japanese Professional Baseball Player, Kaoru Betto, who was the recipient of the first Pacific League MVP. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kao…
An underground coal seam 140 miles north of Sydney Australia has been on fire for the last 6000 years. The first advances about 3 feet a year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
Today I learned of Al Blaschke, a 103-year-old man who became the oldest person in the world to do a tandem jump out of an airplane. He jumped 14,000 feet. He only started skydiving on his 100th birthday. abcnews.go.com/US/103-yea…
A soviet MiG-25 reached an altitude of 123,523 feet in 1977, besting the SR-71 blackbird's altitude record of 85,069 feet by 45% nationalinterest.org/blog…
The Sun Bear is the world's smallest bear. Adult males reach only 4 to 5 feet in length and can was as little as 60 pounds, and only up to 150 pounds. The females ate slightly smaller! nationalgeographic.com/an…
The highest point (Mount Whitney at 14,494 feet (4,418 meters) above sea level) and lowest point( Badwater Basin at 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level) in the Contiguous US are only 88 (142 kilometers) miles apart. howderfamily.com/blog/dea…
Newborn giraffes are typically over 6 feet tall, weigh 220lbs, and will stand within 30 minutes of birth. nationalgeographic.com/an…
The lowest point on Earth not covered by liquid water is the valley below a glacier in Antarctica which reaches 2,780 meters (9,120 feet) below sea level. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byr…
The Disney Bomb, inspired in 1943 by the release of Disney's "Victory Through Air Power", could penetrate 14 feet of solid concrete. One Disney Bomb blasted through a submarine pen's concrete reinforced roof, 3 feet of solid concrete flooring, stopped only by the sandy bedrock beneath. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Today I learned of the Titanoboa,a snake more than 40 feet long and weighing more than a ton. It ate crocodiles smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
During the scene where Kane shouts at Boss Jim W Gettys (as Gettys exposed Kane's extramarital affair and left) in Citizen Kane, Orson Welles feel down ten feet while filming the scene. His injuries were so bad it required him to direct the film in a wheelchair for about two weeks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit…
Cats have webbed feet! They received this trait from their bigger cat ancestors, who use them for hunting and swimming. cattitudedaily.com/why-do…
Some tumors can contain pockets of hair, teeth & very rarely, grow more complex organs such as eyes, feet, hands as well as other limbs. link.springer.com/chapter…
The One World Trade Center is exactly 1,776 feet (541 m) tall, a deliberate reference to the year when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One…
The Washington Monument was constructed 390 feet off-center of the White House due to unstable ground where it was originally planned. In the original planned location sits a small monolith called the Jefferson Pier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
The island of Maui is a "volcanic doublet," formed from two shield volcanoes that overlapped one another to form an isthmus between them. The larger, younger volcano to the east, Haleakalā, rises to more than 10,000 feet above sea level, and measures 5 miles (8.0 km) from seafloor to summit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
In WW2 they used special smoke screens that were that were half a mile long and hundreds of feet tall to hide ships and blimps from enemies. youtube.com/watch?v=fJr9f…
Earl Schaffer, the first person to walk the entire Appalachian Trail in one continuous hike, avoided blisters by putting sand in his boots and wearing no socks until his feet toughened. americanhistory.si.edu/do…
The Blaster is a invention by the BMW company in South Africa created in 1998 in response to the growing amout of car jackings in the cities. The Blaster is basically a flamethrower attached to the side of your car that could create a wall of fire up to 2 meters or 6,5 feet high next to your car youtube.com/watch?v=aLhWz…
It’s been 30 years since Home Alone debuted. The McCallister’s house in the movie is an actual home in the Chicago suburbs. Located at 671 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka, IL, the 5-bedroom house is 4,243 square feet & is currently valued at about $1.7 million & Kevin placed 14 bobby traps in the house. mccallisterhouse.com/maki…
The largest recorded tsunami occurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska and reached 1,720 feet (524 meters) high. For scale, that is one-third of a mile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…

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