Joe Theismann and Alex Smith both suffered gruesome injuries to their right leg. The injuries occurred on the same date 33 years apart, on the same team, in the same city and on nearly identical parts of the field. The final score of both games was 23-21. deseret.com/platform/amp/…
The soundtrack for the 2019 miniseries Chernobyl (which concerns the 1986 nuclear disaster) was composed by Hildur GuΓ°nadΓ³ttir, who incorporated field recordings from a real power plant in Lithuania, capturing the sounds of pumps, reactors and turbines. classicfm.com/discover-mu…
If you catch a home run ball from the visiting team at Wrigley Field you are expected to throw it back mlb.com/news/dad-helps-so…
Sun Li Jen, a commander in the ROC in WW2 is known as β€œRommel of the East” due to his military achievements in various campaigns. He is named the most capable Chinese field commander in WW2. He spent his last 30 years under house arrest in Taiwan due to suspicions on collaborating with the CIA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
4 grams of activated carbon has a surface area the equivalent of a football field (6400 sqm) tappwater.co/en/what-acti…
Rye and oats were originally weeds which grew in wheat fields, over time their seeds evolved to mimic wheat kernels so closely, they inadvertently became a crop themselves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vav…
A field of seagrass converts carbon dioxide to oxygen at over 8x the rate of a forest the same size. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
There is an international event known as "Field Day". It's held on weekends in June ever since 1933, where about 30,000 civilians just talk to each other over different styles of radios to maintain emergency preparedness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fie…
The US Army field tested the use of camels in the American Southwest before the Civil War armyhistory.org/the-u-s-a…
The Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel died of Tuberculosis at the age of 26 and did most of his major work in a span of about 7 years while living in poverty. The equivalent of the Nobel prize in the field of mathematics; the Abel prize, is named after him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nie…
Today I learned about the Great Sheep Panic of 1888. On November 3, at about eight o’clock, thousands of sheep broke free from their fields and farms in southern England, running away in a panic and damaging property. It is not clear what caused this, but it happened again then next year. youtube.com/watch?v=pvXiL…
Wild blueberries bushes grow naturally in rocky terrain via a dense network of underground rhizomes that helps with nutrient extraction. A controlled field burn in the off-season, traditionally practiced by Native Americans on the Maine coast, enriches the soil and provides pest/weed control. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The Venus flytraps plant puts out an extremely small magnetic field while catching bugs vice.com/en/article/xgzb4…
There is a roadside statue in Wapiti Valley near Cody, Wyoming that sits in the middle of an empty field on a cement pedestal called the Big Boy Statue. Local citizens became alarmed when the statue suddenly disappeared last year but were happy to learn it was just being refurbished. mybighornbasin.com/wapiti…
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 about Birmingham Community Charter High School near Los Angeles. The buildings, sports fields, and campus have been used in numerous commercials, music videos, and TV show like The Office and Scrubs. Alumini include Sally Field, Lisa Bonet, Michael Ovitz, Jermaine Jackson, and Terry Gilliam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
The Hawaiian island of Kauai encourages tourists to check a dog out of shelters for a day as part of a field trip for dogs program. Having the dogs out and about gives them exercise and increases their chances of getting adopted by a local. hawaii-aloha.com/blog/201…
For astronomy, Huygens eyepieces, invented in 1703, are generally the least costly eyepieces on the market and have a narrow field of view. On the other end, the Plossl eyepiece designed in 1860 is a lot more expensive and suited for planet viewing, lunar observing or for deep sky objects wp.optics.arizona.edu/mno…
An aged Teddy Roosevelt promised to die in battle if political rival President Woodrow Wilson would allow him to create a Rough Riders unit for WWI. β€œI told Wilson that I would die on the field of battle, that I would never return if only he would let me go!” smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Today I learned about Venetta Fields, who, although unknown to most listeners, has ended up appearing in some of the most important albums in history, as a backing singer for bands like the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Steely Dan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Geysers are quite rare natural phenomena on Earth, and apart from the famous Yellowstone National Park, the United States also once had 2 more significant geyser fields in Nevada that were each destroyed by geothermal electricity companies in the 1960s and 80s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gey…
When Diana Ross performed the Super Bowl halftime show in the middle of her last number, a helicopter landed in the middle of the field, she boarded it, and continued singing "take me higher, I will survive" as she flew out of the stadium. youtube.com/watch?v=AHohG…
Today I learned of George 'Rube' Waddell, a Major League pitcher who won 193 games, had a career ERA of 2.16, toured in a traveling vaudeville show, saved a woman from drowning, was bitten by a lion, wrestled alligators for fun and would leave the field during a game to chase fire trucks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
Two Playstation 1 games featured a scratch and sniff disc. FIFA 2001 smelled like a soccer field and Grand Turismo 2 smelled like car tires. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
Foxes use the earth's magnetic field to help them hunt prey youtu.be/1MWoPKlAXx4
The Olympic flag's colors are always red, black, blue, green, and yellow rings on a field of white. This is because at least one of those colors appears on the flag of every nation on the planet. olympic.org
Today I learned of Mamitu Gashe, an Ethiopian woman who suffered from an obstetric fistula as a teen. She remained at the free hospital where it was repaired to help out with chores. Over time her responsibilities grew, until she became one of the leading surgeons in her field without formal medical education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mam…
As many as three US Presidents, and also Abraham Lincoln's son, may have died as a result of a contaminated water supply to the White House. Until 1850 there was no sewage system and a field of human excrement called "night soil" flowed freely into the water supply. saturdayeveningpost.com/2…
Not everyone sees "visual snow", where people constantly see white/blck dots in their visual fields. This condition is often linked to other visual impairments and migraine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vis…
The Mitsubishi company was founded in 1870 with shipping as its core business. Its diversification was mostly into related fields like shipbuilding, steel milling, and coal mining. It would later become a conglomerate and expanded into cars, finance, and real estate. Among other things en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit…
During WWII the piano manufacturer Steinway & sons didn't want to repurpose their factory for the war effort and instead decided to create a special piano called the Victory Vertical. They could be parachuted over the battle field, in order to boost the troop's morale. steinway.com/news/feature…
Lapland New Forest Christmas Park featured a smoking Santa, a reindeer with a broken antler, neglected huskies, a broken ice rink, and a picture of the nativity in a muddy field. With a Β£30 entry fee and 2hr long queue, one of elves was assaulted by angry visitors. The park was shut after 6 days bbc.com/news/uk-england-d…
Naturally occurring magnets (lodestone) are only formed when lightning strikes magnetite, an iron ore. The lightning has a strong enough magnetic field to realign the magnetic domains within the mineral. theguardian.com/news/2011…
Relics of Forbes Field, the demolished former stadium of the Pittsburgh Pirates, remain in (approximately) their original locations in middle of University of Pittsburgh's campus. The relics include an outfield wall and home base encased in the floor of a classroom building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Today I learned about β€œpiss pipes” β€” PVC tubes stuck in the ground so soldiers can urinate at a designated area while in the field without overflowing the surface. military.com/undertherada…
Starving male humans can sense the Earths geomagnetic field when under blue light and with a previous food association. The mechanism is unknown but thought to be entangled radical pairs in the eye. journals.plos.org/plosone…
The Nazis massacred an entire village in France (Oradour-sur-Glane), killing 642 people, including 247 children. Unlike other Nazi village massacre sites, which were razed or rebuilt and marked by monuments or fields of roses, the charred remains of the village have been left untouched. theguardian.com/world/201…
Today I learned of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, which airs every Super Bowl Sunday featuring 2 teams of pups that carry toys to their side of a miniature field. It serves the purpose of appreciating the pups and the shelters/people who help them. All dogs in it can be adopted during the show. (New link: Rule 3) today.com/today/amp/tdna1…
A British surgeon named John Lockhart-Mummery was so influential in the field of colorectal surgery, which deals with the rectum, colon, and anus, was nicknamed "King Rectum" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Argentinian soccer goalkeeper Sergio Goycochea would crouch down and covertly urinate on the field before every penalty shootout for good luck; he started the ritual during the 1990 World Cup quarter-finals and continued on for the rest of his career (he retired in 1998) bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/articl…
Today I learned of nuclear semiotics, a field of research focused on warning future humans of the dangers of nuclear waste sites. Suggested solutions include granite columns, breeding cats that change color around radiation, and atomic priesthoods--the use of legends to create fear around sites for generations. bbc.com/future/article/20…
Famous mathematician Γ‰variste Galois, who revolutionized group theory in his teens and got a whole mathematical field named after himself, died of the wounds suffered from a duel over a woman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
A bride from Cyprus named Maria Paraskeva broke the Guinness World Record for the Longest wedding veil. Her veil measured about 6,962. meters. Her marriage took place in Larnaca, Cyprus, on 14 August 2018. This is approximately the length of 63 and a half American football fields. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
The former NFL record for the longest field goal kicked, which stood for 43 years (1970 - 2013) was held by Tom Dempsey, who was born with half a right foot. (His kicking foot) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Computer science used to be a popular field for women to study, but it became more male-dominated in the 1980s as the first personal computers were seen as "toys for boys". npr.org/sections/money/20…
N.Machiavelli, fired from his job, subjected to torture and exiled in his farm after the fall of the republic, would return from the fields at dusk and put on a diplomat's formal attire just to make himself feel better while he was studying alone. At around this time he wrote "the prince" courses.washington.edu/hs…
Today I learned about Avro Yeadon, which built nearly 700 Lancaster bombers in WW2. To avoid German bombing, an elaborate camouflaging operation took place, grass covering the roof and hedges made out of fabric to replicate the original field pattern. Dummy animals were moved daily to increase the camouflage on-magazine.co.uk/yorkshi…
A railgun projectile will cover 27 football fields in the first second en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Various knifefish, a common aquarium fish, possess an electric organ that produces an electric field. So yes, theoretically, you can have a little fish battery in your home aquarium. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gym…
Stalin's poorly planned canal projects in the Amu Darya river and Syr Darya river to divert water to cotton fields was one of the major causes of drying of Aral Sea and completely destroying ecosystem around it which was the 4th largest lake at the time. nationalgeographic.com/ma…

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