Researchers successfully killed MRSA (the antibiotic resistant superbug) with a blue laser and peroxide. They found a blue light can "bleach" the protective layer of the MRSA membrane which then makes it more vulnerable. This weakened it enough for hydrogen peroxide to finish the job. bu.edu/articles/2019/blue…
Freddie Mercury spent his last months recording as many vocals as he could for the rest of Queen to finish after his death en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
The first ever Australian gold medalist at Olympic Winter Games won because his four rivals all collided and he skated alone past the finish line. He named his autobiography β€žLast Man Standingβ€œ. icelegendsaustralia.com/l…
Before Walt Disney opened Disneyland he ran out of cash and was unable to remove all the weeds & finish the landscaping. So he wrote the Latin names of the weeds on little signs giving them them the appearance they belonged. dixonondisney.com/2013/02…
A 59 year old drag racer named Shelly Howard was in a freak fatal accident where her car became airborne, landed the wrong way, crossed the finish line with its wheels spinning backwards, reversed coarse to the start line and crashed straight into a car her son was in, killing them both. caranddriver.com/news/a18…
In 2014 during a hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Toronto Maple Leafs, a woman performing the U.S. national anthem lost her mic and the Canadian fans joined in to help her finish the Star Spangled Banner. youtube.com/watch?v=oMIYO…
Today I learned about the Darwin's frog. The males of this small Chilean frog swallow the embryos to finish the tadpoles development inside their vocal sac. The "pregnant dad" does not eat for around six weeks until the froglets move to the mouth and get out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
The 1900 Paris Olympics featured a 200m swimming obstacle race. Swimmers started by clambering over a pole to plunge into the River Seine. They fought the current to scramble over a row of boats moored in their path, before ducking under a second row of boats, and then sprinting to the finish history.com/news/5-strang…
A song-writer partner with Ed Sheeran, Johnny MdCaid, of which has written 200-300 songs with Ed. One way that Johnny handled Ed's low attention span was to bring in a huge amount of Lego into the studio and he'd keep him inside the room to be able to finish songs and keep writing youtu.be/ZpMNJbt3QDE?t=14…
Today I learned about Dillibe Onyeama who in 1969 became the first black person to finish their studies at the prestigious Eton College in England. He wrote a book about racism at Eton and was subsequently banned from visiting the school. He finally received an apology for his treatment this year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dil…
Today I learned of Italian cyclist Fiorenzo Magni, who managed to finish runner-up in 1956 Giro d'Italia despite breaking his left clavicle and days later in the race falling again breaking his humerus. When he woke up in an ambulance, he jumped out and back on his bike and finished the stage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fio…
After receiving equa lvotes in a local election in Texas, a 200 yard dash was held to decide the winner. William Simms was about to win, but tripped 10 feet from the finish line. Then Frank Hollowell fell over him, but crawled to the finish line faster than Simms to secure the election. newspapers.com/clip/16439…
Males and females finish urination differently. Specifically, males contract a muscle called the bulbospongiosus several times to empty the urethra, whereas the female urethra is emptied by gravity, and females do not use this muscle to 'squeeze' out the urine like males do. wikidoc.org/index.php/Uri…
Today I learned about IvΓ‘n FernΓ‘ndez Anaya, a long distance runner who saw his competitor Abel Mutai slow down before the finish line due to a mistake. Instead of overtaking him to claim first place, he told/showed Abel the error and came second to him in an amazing display of sportsmanship. fairplayinternational.org…
30% of those with ADHD do not finish high school (10% for non-AHDH), 40% get pregnant as teens (4%), 60% are accident prone (10%), 50% get into a serious car crash (17%), and 54% get fired from a least one job (31%) respectively. raisingtroubledkids.com/a…
Nick Mason from Pink Floyd has raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans five times. However, he only managed to finish two of these races. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
During the 1972 world chess championship, Henry Kissinger made a call to Bobby Fischer, the youngest grand master at his time, to persuade him go back finish the game he forfeited because his own paranoia. unredacted.com/2013/07/19…
, Whiplash (2014), was shot in 19 days, with a schedule of 14 hours of filming per day. Also, Chazelle (Director) was involved in a serious car accident in the third week of shooting and was hospitalized with possible concussion, but he returned to set the next day to finish the film on time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Today I learned about Terry A. Davis, creator of the free operating software Temple OS. Diagnosed with schizophrenia in his early 20's, Davis created the software because he stated that God commanded him to. He was able to finish most of the software by himself before his untimely death in 2018. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
The first US nuclear sub had to stop in San Francisco and buy 170qts of car radiator "stop leak" to finish their under-the-arctic mission. barsgroup.com/blog/news-1…
A study of 1,892 Finish car owners found that though some luxury car owners were conscientious, men deemed "assholes" (less cooperative/less kind/less considerate) were more likely to drive high-status cars such as BMW. No connection between self-centered women & luxury car ownership was found. fastcompany.com/90457589/…
Today I learned about the McKamey Manor, You must sign a 40 page waiver, and the ordeal can last up to 8 hours. People who have went inside the house were reported to have been Waterboarded, Tied, Abused, and getting Buried Alive with Tarantulas. There is a $20K Prize if you can finish, yet no one has. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McK…
The longest musical performance in history is currently taking place in the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany. The performance of John Cage's "OrganΒ²/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible)" started on Sept. 5, 2001, and is set to finish in 2640. The last time the note changed was October 2013 aslsp.org/de/
Today I learned about Spanish long-distance runner Ivan Fernandez Anaya who helped Kenyan runner, Abel Mutai, find the finish line rather than passing him. Mutai was in the lead but mistakenly thought the race ended several meters sooner, and Anaya slowed to let him find the finish line. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iv%…
The "Where do we go now?" ending to Guns N Roses 'Sweet Child O' Mine' was born from the band not knowing how to finish that part of the song. wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_…
Today I learned about the Kazakh game "Kuuz Kuu" or "Catch the Girl." Young women on horseback use a whip to fend off young men on horseback who are chasing them to a finish line. If the man wins the race he is rewarded with a kiss, if he loses the girl gets to whip him again. search.globescope.com/kaz…
Because β€˜Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ was filmed on a microscopic budget of $60,000, the cast and crew had to work 7 days a week, 12-16 hours a day in 115Β°F heat in a poorly ventilated farmhouse amid rotting roadkill being used as props to finish the film. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
In the 1975 film, The Giant Spider Invasion, β€œTo motivate the screenwriter, who was told to write 10 to 15 pages a day, Rebane (the director/producer )locked him in a cabin and told him to finish the daily task or he would not be fed.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
How Spanish runner IvΓ‘n FernΓ‘ndez Anaya intentionally lost a race. Kenyan runner and race leader Abel Mutai stopped 10-20 meters short of the finish line, thinking he had already won. Instead of passing him, Anaya stopped and told Mutai to keep running, thus allowing Mutai to win. vancouversun.com/technolo…
Vanderlei de Lima was on track to win the 2004 Olympic Marathon when a man grappled him causing him to lose 15-20 seconds and finish in third. de Lima never complained about the incident afterward. youtube.com/watch?v=h8h4S…
In 1864, the Confederate Army forced Frederick, Maryland, to pay $200,000 or be burned to the ground. The town had to borrow the money from local banks and didn’t finish paying off the loans until 1951. fredericknewspost.com/new…
The Woodingdean Water Well is the world's deepest hand-dug well, reaching an astonishing 390 metres (1,285 feet) and took four years to finish -- between 1858 to 1862. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
Alice In Chains began recording β€œDirt” in LA on April 29, 1992, the first day of the riots. They broke to Joshua Tree to process the experience and continue writing before returning to finish the album. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir…
Dave Grohl, band member from Foo Fighters, broke his leg at the beginning of a concert at Sweden in 2015 and still came back to finish the show while a doctor held his leg for almost three hours straight. youtu.be/q7tRZlFIxWo
Don Bradman needed 4 runs in his last innings to finish his career with the unimaginable average of 100. He made 0 and finished with 99.94, still almost double anyone else. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Today I learned about British Double Summer Time. During WW2, after moving an hour forward for DST in 1940, they didn’t roll back in fall. They moved forward again in spring of β€˜41, resulting in being 2 hours ahead. It helped people finish their day and get home with some extra light during enforced blackouts. historic-uk.com/CultureUK…
On Full House Bob Saget, John Stamos & Dave Coulier often got in trouble for "adult humor" in front of their child co-stars and got busted doing whip its off screen with 15 cans of Redi Whip while impatiently waiting for the girls to finish shooting a scene. screenrant.com/full-house…
At the 1968 Masters, Roberto de Vicenzo accidentally signed an incorrect scorecard that showed a par 4 on the 17th hole in the final round, when he actually scored a birdie 3. De Vicenzo would finish 1 stroke behind the lead and was denied a playoff against tournament winner Bob Goalby. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…
Khemjira Klongsanun, a runner in a Vietnam Marathon, found an abandoned puppy on the side of the road during the race, and ended up carrying it for the remaining 19 miles until the finish line. She adopted it afterwards. runnersworld.com/uk/news/…
Laurence Fishburne was only fourteen years old when shooting of Apocalypse Now began in March 1976, as he had lied about his age in order to get cast in his role. The film took so long to finish that Fishburne was seventeen (as his character) by the time of the release. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Today I learned of Rosie Ruiz, a 26 year old woman who won the Boston Marathon with one of the best times, only to be found out she had emerged from the spectators near the finish line. She'd previously rode the subway for the New York marathon too. time.com/3822577/rosie-ru…
During the development of Space Harrier, the president of SEGA insisted that if the graphics were done, a game was ready for release. To properly finish the game, the lead designer rigged a secret switch to the bottom of his desk that would mess up the colors whenever giving a demonstration. shmuplations.com/spacehar…
A programmer at Apple kept working for three months after his project was canceled, simply because he thought the work was interesting and wanted to finish. Apple employees helped his cause by sneaking him into the building, and the project (a graphing calculator) was successfully released. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Today I learned of the ancient Turkish sport, kyz kuu (girl chasing). A man and woman on horseback chase each other to the finish line. If the man wins, he steals a kiss. If she wins, she whips the man. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyz…
Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash shortly after finishing production of Queen Of The Damned, and her brother was brought in to help finish ADR recording for her character screenrant.com/queen-of-d…
A retired U.S. Army sergeant and Vietnam veteran became the first paralyzed American to successfully finish the New York City Marathon. She used a robotic exoskeleton device to complete 26.2 miles over 3 days. cbsnews.com/video/paralyz…
Jerome Bixby, the screenwriter of 'the man from earth' took over 50 years to finish the script. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Speed walking, known as 'race walking,' is an Olympic sport. It is so grueling that a quarter of athletes aren't able to finish the 50km walk. sbnation.com/2016/8/20/12…
There is a Haunted House that is so scary that they'll give you $20,000 if you finish it...and nobody has yet. wikipedia.org/wiki/McKame…
An organ in a German church has been playing John Cage's piece "As Slow as Possible" since 2001 and is expected to finish in 2640. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_…

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