Unknown author Janet Frame was scheduled for a frontal lobotomy when it was announced that she had won a national literary prize. The procedure was cancelled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
In 2017 , 2 Students Left A Pineapple in an art gallery. When they came back 4 days later , it was in a glass frame. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Lima is the second largest desert city after Cairo. The city faces acute water shortage due to very low precipitation. To solve their water shortage issues, the locals use meshed fog catchers made of bamboo frames to harvest water from the thick sea fog that covers Lima all year round. theguardian.com/global-de…
In 1999, an alleged prank from the 1970s made Disney recall 3.4 million copies of the videotape of the animation film the 'rescuers', as the movie showed frames of a topless woman, which were 'hidden' in a scene during postproduction more than 20 years earlier snopes.com/fact-check/the…
Hayao Miyazaki, founder of Studio Ghibli still draws almost every animation frame for his films by hand. One of his films,Ponyo features 170,000 framesβ€”a record for Miyazaki en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
James Stewart suggested to the director of Harvey that he change some shots to make them wider so that "Harvey," the 6'3" invisible rabbit, would be in frame. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Bees will not build in a gap that is very specifically 6-9 mm in width (but they WILL build in larger or smaller spaces). This discovery, called "bee space", made modern beehives with removeable "frames" for honeycomb possible; otherwise, the bees would just cement everything together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
In 2016 after a video essay by Every Frame a Painting criticised the music in the Marvel franchise as being 'unmemorable'. Marvel acknowledge the video and sought to improve their scores, with Mark Mothersbaugh paving the way in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) the following year. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
In 1972, the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau captured two frames that appeared to suggest the presence of two large, unidentified animals. Three years later, in June 1975, a single camera captured what became known as the β€œGargoyle shot” that appeared to show a large head with horny protrusions theguardian.com/science/a…
The Decameron is a frame story written in 1353 by Boccaccio, containing 100 erotic tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Marlon Brando refused to memorise his lines in 'Last Tango in Paris'. Cue cards were posted around & out of the frame. His eyes lifting upward in one act was not spontaneous dramatic acting but a search for his next cue card. And once asked if he could "write lines on Maria Schneider's rear end" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
β€œlow-key photography” consists of shooting dark-colored scenes while emphasizing light only on specific areas in the frame en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low…
The world's first HD 6DoF video (VR video where you can walk around like in a game) was sized at 3GB per frame. 10 minutes of video would be 1800GB. youtube.com/watch?v=DFobW…
The Speed Of Light Filmed At 10 Trillion Frames Per Second Can Be Measured In Picoseconds In Order To See Light Moving. 1 Picosecond To A Second Is The Same As 1 Second To 31,689 Years. youtu.be/7Ys_yKGNFRQ
Tokyo Olympics 2020 bed manufacturer has reassured athletes that the recycled cardboard beds won’t collapse during sex. The Airweave bed manufacturer said the bed frames will be able to hold up to 440 lbs loads & guarantee structural integrity with no more than 2 athletes in one bed. independent.co.uk/sport/o…
How one of the hotels at Walt Disney World was built. The rooms were built off-site and then with a crane, halted into the frame of the building. youtu.be/hMvfrcfXqqU
In Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, certain scenes such as the forest swinging scene, Miles was animated a 12 frames a second while Peter was animated at 24 frames a second, making Miles look less smooth. This was done to show Miles' inexperience at being Spiderman compared to Peter. businessinsider.com.au/sp…
The 100 year old Morgan Motor Company is still making their sports cars with wooden frames. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Today I learned about the "Tornado Towers" in Mankato MN. They were mobile homes stacked on top of each inside a concrete frame, and you could feel them swaying in a windstorm. The city eventually bought the properties and tore them down. mankatofreepress.com/mank…
The 1886 Benz Motorwagen engine had 958cc displacement and 2/3 horsepower. It had three wire frame wheels and a tubular chassis. Some of its features like the electric ignition and rack and pinion steering are still standard to this day fitmycar.com/journal/the-…
A man found a copy of the declaration of independence in an old picture frame he bought for $4 at a yard sale. It turned out to be a first print from the 4th July 1776. It later sold for $2.42 million, then $8.14 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phy…
In September 1939, at the onset of World War II. The Night Watch was detached from its frame and rolled around a cylinder. The rolled painting was stored for four years in a special safe that was built to protect many works of art in the caves of Maastricht, Netherlands. cacciucco.nl/english/the_…
Art thieves posing as police officers stole 13 works valued at $500 million from the the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. The stolen artwork include paintings by Rembrandt, Manet and Vermeer. The artwork hasn't been recovered, and empty frames hang in their place. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa…
In 1498 Charles VIII of France, eager to attend a tennis match, banged his head on a door frame. He died a few hours later as a result of the injury en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The practice of playing music for callers on hold began with a faulty phone line connection. A loose wire touching the steel frame of an office building caused it to act as a giant radio receiver, allowing callers to hear music from local radio stations while they waited on hold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
Yogi Bear was one of several Hanna-Barbera characters to have a collar. This allowed animators to keep his body static, redrawing only his head in each frame when he spokeβ€”a method that reduced the number of drawings needed for a seven-minute cartoon from around 14,000 to around 2,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yog…
To demonstrate the ability of drones to accomplish work while swarming, researchers programmed flying robot quadrotors to perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. youtu.be/_sUeGC-8dyk
The girl who played Robin Williams' teenage daughter in Mrs. Doubtfire was kicked out of school for missing too many classes during filming. Robin Williams then wrote a letter to the principal 'respectfully requesting' he reconsider. She didn't get back in, but the school did frame the letter independent.co.uk/news/pe…
Acetate frames are illegal to produce in South Korea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Ukrainian Petro Prokopovych is considered the founder of commercial beekeeping for his invention of a hive frame and a crude queen excluder between brood and honey chambers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
: AS Long As Possible (ASLAP) is a visual art work by Finnish artist Juha van Ingen, consisting of a 1000-year long GIF animation loop which will automatically start over, after the last frame has played. ASLAP is intended to continue to play for ever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AS_…
While rendering Toy Story, Pixar named each and every rendering server after an animal. When a server completed rendering a frame, it would play the sound of the animal, so their server farm will sound like an actual farm. theverge.com/2015/3/17/82…
Movie frame rates were originally measured in feet of film per minute instead of in frames per second, which is where the term β€œfootage” came from diyphotography.net/amusin…
One of the 26 known copies of the United States’ Declaration of Independence was purchased for $4. The man purchased an ugly painting for the frame & found the declaration behind the painting. He later sold it at auction for $2.42 million. nytimes.com/1991/04/03/ar…
There's only one spider web farm in the world where the owners make wooden frames for orb-weaver spiders, then take the webs to preserve them and turn them into works of arthropod art. More than 16,000 webs have been collected since 1977! atlasobscura.com/places/k…
Disney recalled 3.4 million copies of the children's movie "The Rescuers" because one of the animators inserted a picture of a nude woman into two frames of the movie. snopes.com/fact-check/the…
The software to create the black hole in the movie 'Interstellar' is a full implementation of Einstein's equations in 40,000 lines of C++, and rendered thousands of 23-megapixel IMAX frames on a 32,000-core render farm at about 20 core-hours per frame arxiv.org/pdf/1502.03808.…
Invader Zim's creator Jhonen Vasquez wanted to use a seen of main character GIR covered in blood, but was prohibited by Nickelodeon. So in response an image of Bloody GIR was hidden in a single frame of two episodes. zim.fandom.com/wiki/Blood…
Men and Women’s bicycles are designed with different frames due to a tradition from early bike models when women wore dresses all the time and lifting their legs over the frame risked showing off their lady bits. bimbimbikes.com/destinati…
There is a slow motion camera that can record 10 trillion frames per second. This is fast enough to actually see light travel from point to point. techcrunch.com/2018/10/12…
Today I learned about the β€œRule of Thirds,” which is a technique used in film and photography that divides the frame into a 3x3 grid, and focuses elements of the frame at the intersecting points on the grid, where our eyes find them most pleasing, and makes the image more comfortable to look at. shutterstock.com/blog/ess…
In 2004, an assistant high school principal in Michigan tried to frame a student by planting pot in his locker, then calling police to do a locker search. When no drugs were found, he laughingly told police what he had done. He later resigned and became the subject of a criminal probe thesmokinggun.com/documen…
Today I learned about movie barcodes, which is when every frame from a movie is taken, skewed to be only a pixel wide and lined up in a row, creating a barcode-like image of the entire film cartoonbrew.com/ideas-com…
In 2009, Guatemalan attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg arranged his own assassination and posthumously tried to frame Álvaro Colom, the president of Guatemala, for the slaying, because he thought Colom had had his (Rosenberg's) girlfriend and her father killed. The frame-up nearly succeeded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
The Church of Scientology tried to frame Journalist Paulette Copper for a bomb threat she had nothing to do with because she spoke out against the church abc.net.au/news/2015-07-1…
Today I learned about an error at the end of Jurassic Park, where the raptor in the T-Rex's jaws completely disappears for one frame. moviemistakes.com/picture…
The last thylacine died in 1936, and, due to the fact that the zoo expected to find a replacement, they did not bother to keep records of the animal. In fact, its gender was only determined in 2011 by a team of researchers looking frame-by-frame at a video of it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thy…
Every door frame in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace had to be taken down and rebuilt when they proved to be too low for 6’4 tall Liam Neeson. It cost the set-crew an extra $150,000. slappedham.com/20-things-…
A man cut his truck open after hearing a purring noise come from his parking car and found a stray kitten had lodged itself in the frame. He carefully drove to a Humane Society, where the cat was safely rescued. The Society set up a fund to repair his car, with extra money to help other animals cnn.com/2014/06/13/living…
Super Bowl performers have a strict 12 minute time limit so most performers try and squeeze as much as they can in that given time frame. Not Michael Jackson. After exploding onto stage, he stood still, staring at the world for 90 seconds. ftw.usatoday.com/2013/08/…
Triathlon bikes have a different frame geometry than regular road cycles not only for improved aerodynamics but also minimize the overlap of muscles that will be used in the running portion of the race. Apparently this makes triathlon bikes extremely unpleasant to ride comparatively en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan was accused of disrespect by an opponent for using his opposite hand to take a shot. To prove he wasn't bringing the game into disrepute, he played 3 frames with his left-hand against a former world championship runner-up, winning all 3. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
American TV is 29.97 frames per second because of the advent of color television in the 1950s. youtube.com/watch?v=3GJUM…
Ella Slack is the stand-in for Queen Elizabeth II and takes her place for rehearsals of β€˜televised engagements’. However, she’s not allowed to sit on the throne and has to β€˜hover’ if she’s required to help frame certain shots. bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-e…
Pixar used 117 Sun SPARCstations to create Toy Story. It took 46 days to render the movie, with each frame taking 1-3 hours. sunsite.uakom.sk/sunworld…
Gil Hill, Police Captain in Beverly Hills Cop 1 & 2, was a corrupt Police Officer in Detroit that helped frame people for murder and drugs. voiceofdetroit.net/2016/1…
In 2013, IBM released the world's smallest stop-motion film, made by rearranging individual atoms frame-by-frame. youtu.be/oSCX78-8-q0
By 1948 the White House had become physically unstable, and the house was temporarily abandoned while a major reconstruction took place. The building's interior was dismantled, the furnishings and decorative items were stored, and a new steel frame was built within the exterior walls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ent…
The world’s fastest camera shoots at 10 trillion frames per second petapixel.com/2018/10/15/…
Robbie Robertson and Martin Scorsese had to have a large chunk of cocaine hanging from Neil Young's nose rotoscoped out of the frames for the concert movie The Last Waltz. Robertson discribed it as the most expensive cocaine he ever bought. complex.com/music/2010/09…
Every time Pac-Man eats a regular dot, he stops moving for one frame (1/60th of a second), slowing his progress by roughly ten percentβ€”just enough for a following ghost to overtake him. home.comcast.net/~jpittma…
3.4 million copies of the animated Disney movie, The Rescuers, was recalled in 1999 because it contained two frames where there was a naked woman in the background. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Analog clocks and watches are factory set to 10:10, because it arranges the hour and minute hands into a "smile" that frames the manufacturer's logo. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
The largest art heist in history was completed in 1990 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, totaling 13 paintings worth $500M. To this day, all of the empty frames are still hanging, acting as placeholders until the pieces are returned. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa…
The Memorial hall of the Canadian War Museum was designed in such a way that sunlight will only frame the original headstone of the unknown soldier once each year on the 11th of November at 11:00 am en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The first modern bicycle design was known as a "boneshaker," referring to the extremely uncomfortable ride, which was caused by its stiff wrought-iron frame and wooden wheels surrounded by tires made of iron. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vel…
Ford decided to lighten the 1980 F-Series pickups by drilling holes in the frames. This caused them to bend and buckle, known as the "Swiss cheese frame", and was subsequently removed two years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Gino Bartalli, WW2 era Tour de France winner, saved Jews from concentration camps by smuggling forged identity documents hidden in the frame and handlebars of his bicycle. bbc.com/news/magazine-273…
Today I learned of an amateur bowler who almost killed himself trying to bowl the perfect match - 36 straight strikes. He grew increasingly dizzy and sweaty but got 35. In the final frame, he left the last pin standing. A doctor said he had bowled through a stroke and required heart surgery. dmagazine.com/publication…
Charles VIII, King of France, bumped his head on a door's frame entering a tennis court and died from it hours later. alphahistory.com/pastpecu…
The S scrolls on the sides of a hearse are a holdover from when most carriages had convertible canvas tops. The β€œS” was called a Landau & was the spring that helped open & close a lightweight frame. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Bob Hoskins got his hand crushed in a sliding door of the plumbing truck they drove in the movie when it almost tipped over while grabbing the door frame during filming of the Super Mario Bros. (1993) movie while John Leguizamo slammed the gas, then brake shortly thereafter. youtu.be/Ve26GpPDTgY?t=11…
A man named Brett Nash plotted to abduct an attorney, strap a fake bomb to him, electrocute him in a bathtub and try to frame the victim's cat -- whom he was also going to kill. In 2013 he was sentenced to serve twenty years in prison. riverfronttimes.com/newsb…
Almost every advertisement photograph for wrist watches has the time set to 10:10 so the hands "perfectly frame" the brands logo independent.co.uk/news/me…
It took Pixar 29 hours to render a single frame from Monsters University. If done on a single CPU it would have taken 10,000 years to finish. venturebeat.com/2013/04/2…
The presidential limousines in the last decade have their own ecosystem completely sealed from the outside in case of weapon, chemical attacks. They use heavy duty truck frames and use a diesel engine to lug 20k lbs. of steel and hidden weaponry. Two pints of president's blood is also on hand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
"Mad Max: Fury Road" has about 2700 cuts of its running length, or 22.5 cuts per minute, and has over 2000 visual effect shots. The frame rate was also manipulated, as some shots slowed down for better understanding and some shots sped up as they were too well understood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
During the production of the music video for Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer, Peter Gabriel had to lay under a sheet of glass for 16 hours while the stop motion effects were animated one frame at a time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sle…
The Church of Scientology tried to frame an author critical of them for terrorism en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The 'modern' Langstroth bee hive dates to 1851 when an inventor from Philadelphia discovered that gaps 6–9 mm (1⁄4–3⁄8) stopped bees building comb or cementing closed frame gaps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Watches and clocks in commercials (almost) always show the time as 10:10. This is to frame the brand nicely and for the hands to resemble a smiley face. independent.co.uk/news/me…
A lawyer in Toronto once tried to demonstrate the strength of a window in his high-rise office by running straight into it. The window didn't shatter, but it did pop out of its frame and sent him falling 24 stories to his death. snopes.com/horrors/freaki…
Today I learned about the Aliso Canyon gas leak - a massive leak that released 9,700,000 kg of methane, before it was plugged. That is equivalent to 8,342,000,000 kg of CO2 over a 20 year time frame en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
A lawyer in Toronto fell to his death in 1993 after he threw himself against a window on the 24th floor of a building in an attempt to prove to a group of visitors that the glass was "unbreakable", an act he had done twice before. The glass did not break, but popped out of the window frame en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Today I learned of the story of Ned Ludd, a weaver from Anstey, England who in 1779 supposedly broke two knitting frames in a fit of rage. By 1812, organized frame-breakers became known as the Luddites, and whenever frames were sabotaged, people would jokingly say "Ned Ludd did it." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned…
It took 6 hours to render one frame of the rain soaked T-Rex in Jurassic Park. dorkly.com/post/60320/7-i…
The original Game Boy ran at 60 frames per second (59.7 fps exactly). en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
In 1991 a man found a first printing of the Declaration of Independence, inside the frame of a $4 painting he'd bought at a flea market. It sold at auction for $2.4 million. nytimes.com/1991/06/14/ar…
The NES light gun worked by detecting flashes of light on your tv screen. When the trigger was pulled, the tv flashed all black for a single frame, then all black with the target white for one frame. Also it only works with CRTs. geekosystem.com/how-nes-z…
In 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia, wanting to bring the Mona Lisa back to Italy after β€œIt was stolen by Napoleon”, simply walked in the Louvre, lifted off the painting, took it to a nearby service staircase, removed the frame, put it under his smock, and simply walked out with it in plain sight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Today I learned of The Soap Opera Effect, a result of modern TVs trying to add more frames to the scenes resulting in unnatural/odd motion only perceived by a few people cnet.com/news/the-soap-op…
The Dolly Zoom is an in-camera effect achieved by zooming a zoom lens to adjust the angle of view while the camera moves toward or away from the subject in such a way as to keep the subject the same size in the frame throughout. This method is used in many films, most famously in the movie JAWS. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
Yogi Bear had a collar so that animators could keep his body static, redrawing only his head in each frame when he spoke. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yog…
In the transition scene of The Wizard of Oz, instead of each frame being sepia-toned, the set was painted sepia tone and Judy Garland's body double wore a sepia dress and make-up birthmoviesdeath.com/2013…
Cartoon characters are depicted as wearing gloves as it eliminated the complexity of drawing a well defined hand back in the days when they had to manually draw a new drawing per frame for numerous frames. youtu.be/3R3cvbLsbAk
A species of the mayfly only lives for 5 minutes. Within that time frame, they mate or die trying from exhaustion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
A team at MIT invented a camera that can capture 1 trillion frames per second, enough to see light travel in slow motion. ted.com/talks/ramesh_rask…
Today I learned of Therizinosaurus, a massive Theropod dinosaur that lived at the end of the Cretacous period. It had a wide frame supporting a pot belly for digesting plant matter and the largest claws of any animal known to science for stripping leaves off of trees (and very likely, defense). museum.wa.gov.au/explore/…
The FBI helped frame four men for a 1965 murder in order to protect an informant. Two died in prison; the other two served more than 30 years before being exonerated. aim.org/aim-report/aim-re…
Garry Hoy was a lawyer who threw himself through a glass wall on the 24th storey and fell to his death after the frame gave way, in an attempt to prove to his students that it would not break. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…

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