In WWII, weather reports were censored to prevent enemy submarines from learning about conditions. A football game in Chicago was so covered in fog that the radio announcer couldn't see the field, but afterwards he was officially thanked for never using the word "fog" or mentioning the weather. wikipedia.org/wiki/Office…
When Stephen Colbert was 10 years old, his father, 2 brothers, and 69 others were killed when their plane crashed 5 miles from the runway amid dense fog. The crew failed to pay attention to the plane's altitude because they were busy trying to spot a nearby amusement park through the fog. wikipedia.com/wiki/Easter…
There are white rainb9ws that appear in fog. bbc.co.uk/weatherwatchers…
Mars only gets close enough to Earth to give up much detail just once every 780 days. It’s the only planet to reveal an appreciable amount of surface detail in a small telescope, and it also features occasional surprises such as dust storms and local fogs and cloud banks cosmicpursuits.com/2183/h…
There are white rainbows, called fog bows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
A B-25 Mitchell crashed into the side of the Empire State Building resulting in 14 deaths. Cause of the crash was zero visibility due to heavy fog nypost.com/2015/07/27/whe…
Today I learned about Operation Cottage, the Allied invasion of the Aleutian Island Kiska during WWII, which had been captured by the Japanese. 34000 troops spent two days securing the island amidst heavy fog, losing 300 men. But they weren't fighting anyone - the Japanese had left three weeks prior. ndupress.ndu.edu/JFQ/Join…
The first non-stop transatlantic flight happened in 1919. A modified WWI bomber with an open cockpit took off from Newfoundland, Canada with a crew of two. They almost spiraled into the ocean twice in heavy fog, had to climb onto the wings to clear ice, and landed in a bog in Connemara, Ireland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Difference between fog and mist. Fog applies when you can't see 1 km away, while mist means you can see further. bristolpost.co.uk/news/br…
In 1937 a football match was interrupted due to fog. But the goalkeeper stood there for 20 minutes without knowing it. espn.in/football/columns/…
Golden Gate Bridge is named after the strait that connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. The bridge's orange color was selected by consulting architect Irving Morrow because it complements the natural surroundings and enhances the bridge's visibility in fog. wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden…
A soccer/football game in the UK was canceled shortly after it began due to heavy fog, everyone left except goalkeeper Sam Bartram who didn't hear the referee and guarded his goal in silence for 15 minutes before a policeman came and told him of the cancellation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
In London in 1952, a moist layer of fog mixed with chimney smoke to create deadly, thick smog that killed at least four thousand people. metoffice.gov.uk/weather/…
Today I learned about elevator operator Betty Oliver, who survived a 75-story fall from the Empire State Building in 1945 when a B-25 crashed into it due to fog. 3 crewman and 11 people in the building died. Betty, who died in 1999, still holds the Guinness World Record for longest survived elevator fall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
Much like smoke + fog form smog, volcanic ash + fog form "vog." lung.org/our-initiatives/…
Tule Fog is a phenomenon which occurs only in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, spanning over 400 miles, reducing visibility to near zero, and sometimes lasting for weeks on end. wikipedia.org/wiki/Tule_f…
In 1945 a B-25 accidentally crashed into the Empire State Building due to thick fog. It caused 14 deaths and 1 million USD in repairs (14 million USD today). nationalinterest.org/blog…
Today I learned about the Tenerife Airport Disaster when, on a day in which there was fog heavy enough to reduce visibility to less than 500 yards, two Boeing 747s had a head-on collision at the runway that resulted in 583 casualties and the deadliest accident in aviation history. telegraph.co.uk/travel/co…
Today I learned of FIDO, which burned 100,000+ gallons per hour of gasoline to clear fog for landing aircraft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
In WWII, weather reports were censored to prevent enemy submarines from learning about conditions. A football game in Chicago was so covered in fog that the radio announcer couldn't see the field, but afterwards he was officially thanked for never using the word "fog" or mentioning the weather. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off…
The deadliest accident in aviation history happened on the ground, when two 747s collided on the runway during heavy fog en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten…
Stenocara is a species of beetle that is native to the Namib Desert of southern Africa. This is one of the most arid areas of the world, receiving only 1.4 centimetres (0.55 in) of rain per year. The beetle is able to survive by collecting water on its bumpy back surface from early morning fogs. youtu.be/TmyfqjXOf7M
The famous fog that San Francisco is known for, has a name: Karl. Karl has an Instagram page with 241 thousand followers. kqed.org/news/11682057/ho…
There is about 56,000 gallons of water in one cubic mile of fog. wxguys.ssec.wisc.edu/2011…
A "London Fog" was yellow smog so thick you couldn't see the ground. These "pea soupers" often carried toxic chemicals and one in 1952 killed 4,000 people in five days. Due to the Clean Air Act the last London Fog was in 1962. nytimes.com/2015/11/08/op…
The difference between fog, mist, and haze is how far can we see through them; fog obscures less than 1 km, mist obscures more than 1000 m, while haze is merely the suspension of smal particles in the air that give it an opalescent appearance metoffice.gov.uk/learning…
During WW2 Britain needed a way to clear fog from its airfields, they developed the FIDO system which pumped petrol down the edges of a runway and burned it to evaporate the fog. A system used over 450,000 litres of fuel per hour and the glow from the flames could be seen from 100km away. amusingplanet.com/2018/06…
Florence Chadwick, the first woman to swim across the English Channel, attempted to cross the Catalina Channel. Unfortunately the fog was dense, limiting her vision, and after 16 hours of swimming she gave up. Later she found out she was one mile away from achieving her goal before she quit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
In the original Silent Hill video game, the fog covering the town was put in the game because of hardware limitations. Covering the town in fog meant that only the area surrounding the player at any given moment needed to be rendered engadget.com/2012/10/31/k…
Today I learned of the Brocken Spectre, an atmospheric condition in which the sun casts a person’s shadow onto fog or clouds, making the shadow appear enormous, otherworldly, and ringed with a rainbow halo. earthsky.org/earth/what-i…
To figure out how bats and birds fly differently, researches watched bats fly through fog in wind tunnels. reuters.com/article/us-ba…
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was not originally going to be painted orange. The orange color was only supposed to be for a sealant and was to be painted with black and yellow stripes to ensure visibility by passing ships. The orange color worked better for fog so it was kept instead en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
Today I learned about the Fog Bowl, an NFL game in 1988 between the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears had a fog rollover so dense that the fans couldn’t see the players and the refs had to call what happened after every play because the players couldn’t even see the sidelines en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
During WW2, there was an Edinburgh derby (in soccer/football) that was so foggy, neither the commentator or the spectators knew what was going on. The commentator couldn't mention the fog, incase Germans were listening. He described a fake game but under the fog it ended 6-5. scotsman.com/sport/footba…
Today I learned of the 1948 Donora Death Fog, where a thick toxic smog sickened 7000 people and killed 20 in Donora, PA. The smog originated from a U.S. Steel plant, but they never accepted responsibility. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
When Dave Grohl broke his leg during Foo Fighters' tour, he performed the remainder of the tour on a specially designed throne - an idea that came to him in an OxyContin-induced fog. rollingstone.com/music/ne…
The Namib Desert Beetle drinks water from the fog, as it moves across the desert. The droplets collect on the beetle's shell & trickle down to its mouth. The shells architecture is being studied for water harvestation. news.nationalgeographic.c…
12,000 Londoners died over 4 days in 1952 when a fog of pollution rolled in, leading to Great Britain's Clean Air Act. today.tamu.edu/2016/11/14…
Due to rapidly descending and dense fog in California there was a 198 car pile up that stretched longer than a mile. While 41 people were injured, absolutely none were killed. Response teams and civilians alike recall the sounds of cars continually crashing for about 15 minutes. articles.latimes.com/2002…
Prior to the September 11 attacks, there had been only one known case of an elevator entering a free fall which was in 1945 when a B-25 bomber took a wrong turn in fog and crashed into the Empire State Building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
In 1950 'One of the largest human experiments in history' was conducted on unsuspecting residents of San Francisco by the US military in a germ-warfare simulation and Nuremberg Code violation that utilized the Bay Area's iconic fog to help spread two kinds of bacteria over the city. businessinsider.com/the-m…
Today I learned of the Gunning fog index - a measure of a texts readability. It uses a piece of writing's average number of words/sentence and number of large words to determine how many years of formal education an average person would need to understand it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun…
In late 1952 due to cold weather, an anticyclone, and windless conditions collected pollutants in the air from coal use and created a thick deadly fog of smog over London that lasted 5 days and killed roughly over 10000 people during and in the following months of the event. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The San Francisco fog has become so common that it has earned a name: Karl the Fog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Jockey Sylvester Carmouche, riding in a heavy Louisiana fog, pulled up his horse after the start, waited till the other horses had completed a full lap, and rejoined the race, winning by 24 lengths. The horse was disqualified & the jockey suspended. articles.latimes.com/1990…
In 1945, due to fog, a B-25 crashed into the Empire State Building killing 14 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
A rainbow-like structure, called a Fog bow, occurs in foggy atmospheres and has a bluish-white colour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
There was an NFL playoff game where the fog was so thick that the players couldn't even see the sidelines, and the fans couldn't see the field. The refs had to announce what happened after every play. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
A killer fog blanketed London in 1952 and left as many as 12,000 people dead. It led to Parliament passing the first Clean Air Act in 1956. history.com/news/the-kill…
The year 1816 was referred to as the "Year Without a Summer" due to global cooling from a volcano eruption the year before. Snow fell in July and the Northeast U.S. was enveloped in an orange fog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yea…
During the Chelsea-Charlton match of 1937 on boxing day, there was thick fog and the match had to be stopped. The Charlton keeper stayed on the pitch for 15 more minutes without knowing, until a policeman found and informed him. fourfourtwo.com/features/…
Many migraine sufferers experience after effects such as lack of energy and mental fog, which is called the "postdrome". theguardian.com/science/2…
Today I learned about how two US soldiers were killed by friendly fire in the First Gulf war because a helicopter pilot was unaware that wind had pushed him off course and caused him to fire at a target that he thought was hostile, and second guessing his GPS information. The fog of war. youtu.be/L8-wr8_qRBQ
British Airforce would light petrol around their airfields to allow planes to land in dense fog. The system cost thousands to run used 450,000 liters(125,000 US Gallons) of petrol per hour and produced enough heat to cause thunderstorms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
Sword ferns, like coast redwoods can utilize water through fog via their leaves through a process called "Foliar Uptake" fs.fed.us/psw/publication…
Within a week before its conquest, Constantinople experienced a thick fog, a thunderstorm, the fiery reflection of volcanic ash on the Hagia Sophia, and a partial lunar eclipse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuw…
The correct term for a word that blends two different words but keeps both of their meanings (i.e. smog = smoke + fog) is "portmanteau" merriam-webster.com/dicti…
London isn't naturally foggy. London's Fog was an artifact of coal burning smog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
The white line on the shoulder of the road is called the "fog line" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roa…
The Giant Redwood Tree is so tall that in order to get water near the top of the tree, it uses "air roots" to collect water out of the fog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seq…
Today I learned of the Great Smog of London in 1952, when acid fog combined with an anticyclone killed 12000 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
In 1945 an American Army B-25 crashed into the Empire State Building due to fog. A woman badly burned due to the resulting fire was put in a elevator to meet an ambulance, the elevator's cables snapped and the lift dropped 75 stories, over 300m. She survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-2…
Darkling beetles climb a distance equivalent to 2 Mount Everests acc. to their size everyday, and do a head stand to collect water from fog rolling over the sand dunes of Namib desert en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Fogbows Are Like Rainbows Without Color and Can Only Be Seen in the Fog with the Sun at Your Back en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
The most powerful air raid sirens ever built (during the cold war) were powered by a 180 hp Chrysler V-8 engine, were nearly 12 ft long, and were rumored to be so powerful that they could start fires and turn fog into rain. victorysiren.com/x/index.…
"smog" is a combination of "smoke" and "fog" coined in 1905 by Dr. Henry Antoine Des Voeux to describe the possible airborne health risk in London. psi.ch/ceg/PublicationsEN…
Today I learned of a fog that blanketed London in December 1952, killing about 12,000 people. earthsky.org/human-world/…
Titanic (1997) was re- released in the 4DX format, which allows the audience to experience the film's environment using motion, wind, fog, lighting and scent-based special effects. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
In WW2, Allied forces landed on Kiska Island, which had been occupied by Japan, who secretly abandoned the island two weeks prior, and so the Allied landings were unopposed. Despite this, after over two days in thick fog, U.S. and Canadian forces mistook each other for the enemy. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/O…
Today I learned of the Japanese bombing of Oregon in 1942. A single plane launched from a submarine dropped two incindiary bombs in the coastal forest in hopes of starting a massive forest fire, but coastal fog and rain prevented the fire from spreading. eugeneleeslover.com/Japan…
There is a way of catching fog to turn into running water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
After the French Revolution, the government tried to institute a new Calendar based on nature, including months such as "Fog" "Germination" and "Grape Harvest" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
There is a Bollywood film based on "I Know What You Did Last Summer" but for some reason is called "The Fog." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhu…
Desert beetle elevates its back to collect fog water and channel it into its mouth. todayilearned.co.uk/2013/…
Today I learned of FIDO, a devise used in WW2 for dispersing fog and dense smog from an airfield so that aircraft returning from raids over Germany could land safely in poor visibility by burning fuel in rows on either side of the runway. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
There is a vodka that is made from San Fransisco fog time.com/4317269/fog-vodk…
When the USSR fell, the Russian stop motion animation studio behind "Hedghehog in the Fog" found ownership its puppet building transferred to the Russian Orthodox Church, who later sent in a sword-wielding exorcism squad to destroy "satanic puppets animated with the blood of Christian babies". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy…
The Onymacris unguicularis is a beetle, that absorbes water out of fog in the Namib desert, using his Body Surface to collect the small Drops. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of the Great Smog in 1952 when heavy fog combined with air pollution and over 4000 people died as a result. metoffice.gov.uk/learning…
The album London Fog 1966 features the earliest known live recordings by the Doors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
In 1945, Betty Lou Oliver was seriously injured when a B-25 bomber accidentally struck the Empire State Building in thick fog. While being brought down to ground level by rescuers, the elevator cables broke; she survived the 75 story fall. She lived until 1999. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
In December of 1952, London was covered with deadly fog for five days and 12.000 people died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
That Jatinga (northeastern India) is well-known for their yearly bird mass suicide. It happens between Sept-Nov, 7pm-10pm. The birds divebomb the island to their deaths supposedly due to monsoon fog and the lights put on intentionally by the villagers. odditycentral.com/news/th…
The astronaut Chris Hadfield (famous for his Space Oddity YouTube video) was blinded for half an hour while on a spacewalk outside the ISS due to drops of anti-fog fluid from inside his visor getting into his eyes. universetoday.com/110498/…
In a four day period in London 1952 between 5,000 and 12,000 people died from a poisonous fog that settled over the city en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
WWII German troops used a weapon called Nebelwerfer, literally "The Fog Thrower" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neb…
Soul singer Otis Redding died at age 26 in a plane crash in Madison, WI. Amongst rain and fog, the Beechcraft H18 crashed into Lake Monona, killing all but one passenger en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oti…
On July 28th 1945, a B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed into the Empire State Building due to heavy fog. nydailynews.com/new-york/…
In September 2013, thick fog and speeding drivers caused a 130-car pile up on a bridge in the UK, in which no one was killed bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
Those residing in the Atacama desert use Fog catching nets to provide up to 2,600 gal/day of fresh water. youtube.com/watch?v=sdyyw…
The technical difference between fog and mist is that visibility in fog is less than 1 kilometer ofcm.gov/fmh-1/pdf/H-CH8.…
Britain used to disperse fog from airfields with huge gasoline fires en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
Today I learned that if I soap up my bathroom mirror, then wipe it off with a dry washcloth without clearing away the suds, my mirror won't fog up for a few days.
A U.S. bomber smashed into the Empire State Building in 1945 due to fog. The crash severed elevator cables, sending a 19-year-old plummeting 75 stories to the sub-basement. She survived and lived another 55 years. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Water fog sprayed around the vehicle can absorb radars in the 94 GHz band. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smo…
In terms of plot points, the animation "Around the World with Willy Fog" remains one of the most accurate adaptations of Jules Verne's original novel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aro…
During the Chelsea-Charlton match of 1937 on boxing day, there was thick fog and the match had to be stopped. The Charlton keeper stayed on the pitch for 15 more minutes without knowing, until a policeman found and informed him. fourfourtwo.com/features/…
The first atomic bomb test in New Mexico caused film at the Rochester NY Eastman Kodak company to fog over mphpa.org/classic/COLLECT…

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