Although they failed to find missing pilot Steve Fossett for years, in the days following his disappearance, they DID find EIGHT other previously unidentified crash sites. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
African elephants often bury dead or sleeping humans or aid them when they are hurt. One woman fell asleep under a tree and woke to find an elephant standing over her gently touching her. As other elephants arrived they buried her under branches. She was found the next morning unharmed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
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 . abcnews.go.com/Travel/arc…
The Battleshitts scene in Harold and Kumar was authentic shit sounds. "Sound engineer Jeff Kushner looked for recordings of bowel movements, but couldn’t find the β€œrichness” he wanted, so instead he hid in a truck stop bathroom with a boom mic to capture authentic bowel moments." uproxx.com/viral/harold-a…
In 2012, a survey in eastern Germany (regions formerly part of East Germany/GDR) was unable to find a single person under the age of 28 who believed in God theguardian.com/commentis…
A garbage collector and punk archaeologist partnered to find the fabled pit where a struggling Atari dumped tons of unsold inventory after the video game crash of 1983. They knew the Atari trove was close when they began unearthing artifacts of the 80s, including a Donny and Marie Osmond poster. money.cnn.com/2015/09/01/…
Alexander Graham Bell invented the metal detector to try and find the bullet lodge in President James Garfield. The device worked but had interference from the metal springs in the bed. The chief physician only allowed a search of the right side of the body. The bullet was on the left side. history.com/news/10-thing…
Gordon Ramsay set up a business inside a London prison that taught inmates how to bake and sold the goods on the outside. Providing the prison with financial support while giving the inmates work experience they could use to find honest work after their sentence. theguardian.com/society/2…
Squanto was taken from his home village, transported to Europe, conscripted into slavery, escaped and made his way back to his homeland, only to find he was the last of his tribe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Historians have partnered with a retirement home to find those still able to read the civil-war era cursive script of the Seward family. youtu.be/fzfusg_YulM?t=49
When Wizards of the Coast bought TSR and D&D, they hired most of TSR's staff and moved them all to Seattle. They helped find new homes, hired movers, and helped those still paying rent in WI and WA. One said Wizards was doing everything but putting them on their backs and carrying them. geekandsundry.com/the-sto…
Today I learned of the "copper" scroll found with the Dead Sea Scrolls. Besides being metal, this scroll is different from the others in that it is not a religious work. It claims to list the locations of where various items of gold and silver were buried or hidden. Attempts to find it have been unsuccessful. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cop…
Ringo Starr refused involvement with a documentary about the life of singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. This was odd considering the two had been very close friends. Starr said he turned it down because there are 3 people he finds it difficult to talk about: Lennon, Harrison, and Nilsson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
Issac Newton was a firm believer in alchemy and studied for years to find a method to create the substance known as the Philosophers Stone, which could apparently turn base metals into gold. discovermagazine.com/the-…
In Texas, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, it is legal to kill Bigfoot if you find it. It would be considered a non-protected nongame animal. stateimpact.npr.org/texas…
Thomas Edison tested over 1,600 different materials to find the right filament for the inside of his lightbulbs including coconut fiber, fishing line, and hair, Edison and his team eventually figured out that carbonized bamboo was the best material for the job. definingcreativity.com/th…
In 1506, a 1000+ year old statue was unearthed. The main figure, LaocoΓΆn, was missing an arm. The pope commissioned a contest to find who would recreate the missing arm best. Michelangelo's version lost. In 1906 the original arm was found and in nearly the exact pose Michelangelo had sculpted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lao…
Mughal Emperor Akbar tried to raise babies silently in order to discover the origin of language, only to find out the children would grow mute en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Almost all shells open on the right-hand side, with the exception of a few snail species whose shells open on the left. If you find a shell that opens on the left (as long as it's from a normally right-hand species), you have a rare shell sometimes highly sought by collectors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
Bambi was used for fire prevention programs. However, could not be used indefinitely because it was loaned from Walt Disney Studios for only a year. The Forest Service needed to find an animal that would belong to them. The Forest Service decided that the fire prevention symbol would be a bear. sdda.sd.gov/legacydocs/Fo…
Clue used to be spelled "clew". This was due to clew meaning "a ball of twine" which was symbolic of following the string through a maze and helping find "the way" or "an answer". quickanddirtytips.com/edu…
Whale vomit is incredibly valuable and can make you rich if you can find it. mol.im/a/9163261
Mercy Dogs or Red Cross Dogs. They would go out into the warzone to find wounded soldiers, They brought medical supplies for the soldiers to patch themselves up. Or if the soldier was mortally wounded, stay and comfort them in their final moments. thehistoryreader.com/hist…
A Filipino singer made a song with Chinese-sounding gibberish. Some of the Chinese community at the Filipino province of Cebu wanted it removed from jukeboxes. According to the singer, a plan to bring it to court failed because no one could find a single Chinese lyric in the song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
; Palm Trees Withstand Hurricanes because, unlike traditional trees, are not made of wood. "Instead, you'll find a jumble of spongy tissue, scattered instead of arranged" inside a palm. theguardian.com/environme…
There was a global search to find a mate for Jeremy, a rare left-coiling snail. His shell coiled counterclockwise, the opposite direction of typical snails, so his sex organs could not align with others. After being rejected by other left-coiling snails, he would eventually find love. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Burger King launched a $40 million ad campaign in November 1985 called "Where's Herb?" The idea was to find a character named Herb who'd never been to BK. Other chains pointed out that if Herb wasn't at BK, it meant he probably liked other chains' burgers more. BK profits fell 40% in 1986. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whe…
The 1936 film 'Circus' - Stalin's favourite and the most successful of all time within the Soviet Union - was about an American woman with a Mixed Race son, who finds acceptance in the USSR. The movie's climax had the boy being held and sung to lovingly by various Soviet ethnic groups. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cir…
The Japanese work philosophy of β€œkaizen”, where people constantly seek to find ways to improve methods instead of just doing it the same way lifehacker.com/get-better…
Cats have vision similar to colour-blind humans. Cats can only see shades of blue and green. They may find red and pinks confusing (they may appear greener), while purple may look like another shade of blue. businessinsider.com/pictu…
The Hadza tribe from Tanzania find honey by whistling a special tune to a "honeyguide" bird that then leads them to a nearby bee hive. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The fig wasp grows a telescopic penis and inmediately impregnates his sisters after birth. The female wasps then have 48 hours to find a fig and lay eggs bedore dying. trendsmap.com/twitter/twe…
A study from Harvard University finds that having no friends can be just as deadly as smoking. Both affect levels of a blood-clotting protein. telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
On a cane reed played on saxophone, the sound is warmer and the response is even through all registers. However, great cane reeds can be hard to find and not every piece of cane will produce a great reed. Many boxes of 10 reeds will have 2-3 great reeds, 3-4 playable reeds, and unplayable ones wwbw.com/the-music-room/c…
Yukon Cornelius licks his pick-axe throughout Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer because he's searching for peppermint, which he finds in a deleted scene. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rud…
Today I learned about the windshield phenomenon. People tend to find fewer insects smashed on the windscreens of their cars now compared to a decade or several decades ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
In May 1981 the citizens of Naphlion, Greece awoke to find small green frogs falling from the sky. The Greek Meteorological Institute surmised they were picked up by a very strong wind since the frog species was native to North Africa. newtimes.co.rw/section/re…
Sigmund Freud dissected hundreds of eels in an attempt to find their genitalia. biodiversity.utexas.edu/n…
Five Lithuanian soldiers serving in a reconnaissance unit were declared missing during a military exercise. They thought the drill was ongoing and successfully evaded all forces sent to find them, including trained dogs and a helicopter lrt.lt/en/news-in-english…
While Wicca (modern pagan witchcraft) is associated with ancient traditions, the modern system of Wicca is actually a new thing. It was introduced in 1954 by Gerald Gardner. Gardner merged ancient ideas that he could find with Freemasonry and ideas from Aleister Crowley into a new system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wic…
200 years before Columbus, two Italian brothers also attempted to find a new way to India by sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in 1291. They were never heard from again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
Executives at McGraw Hill were curious to find out why their accountant was on television racing a Mclaren F1 GTR, chartering Concorde trips and showing up to work in a Ferrari. Turns out he had been embezzling Β£2.8 million from them the past 5 years since he was recruited! telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
During an interview with Stephen Hawking, the camera operator yanked a cable causing an alarm and Hawking to slump forward. Worried they had killed him, everyone rushed over to find Hawking giggling at his own joke. The alarm was from an office computer losing power. biography.com/news/stephe…
In 1749, the English Duke of Portland made a bet with the Earl of Chesterfield on just how gullible people can be. The Duke stated that; β€˜if he advertised that a man could fit into a standard wine bottle, he could find enough fools in London to fill a play house’. The Duke won the bet. theparisreview.org/blog/2…
The largest treasure hoard in Britain was accidentally found by a man when he set out with a metal detector to find a hammer he had lost in a farm. It was a 1500 year old treasure hoard hidden by the Romans. The British government rewarded him with Β£1.75 million. He found his hammer afterwards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hox…
A company providing IP geolocation data assigned 300 million IP addresses to a rural Kansas farmhouse. This led to countless visits by police trying to find missing people, hackers, identity fraudsters and stolen cars. theguardian.com/technolog…
Canada's Northwest Territories launched a process in 1996 to find a new name. They dropped the matter when "Bob" emerged as a frontrunner. cbc.ca/news/canada/northw…
Today I learned about Michael Fagan: The Intruder Who Broke Into Buckingham Palace. Without any premeditated intention, the 33-year-old managed to find his way into Queen Elizabeth II’s bedroom while she was sleeping. biography.com/news/michae…
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-…
In 2018, 3 people walked out of a Texas aquarium with a grey horn shark hidden in a baby stroller. When authorities arrived at a suspect's home, they were shocked to find the shark "continuing to thrive" in a tank very similar to the one at the aquarium. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…

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