An electric eel can also remotely control its prey's movements, with electrical impulses acting on the prey's motor neurons. It can make hidden prey twitch to reveal itself, and then freeze so that it doesn't escape. science.sciencemag.org/co…
When the Eagles broke up in 1980, Don Henley said in an interview that they would play again together β€œwhen Hell freezes over.” 14 years later, the Eagles released their comeback album, Hell Freezes Over. wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_F…
Alaskan Wood Frogs would freeze their bodies in the winter. Their breathing and heart beat also stops, allowing them to survive temperatures as low as -80 degrees Fahrenheit. Their bodies will thaw during the spring and come back to life. businessinsider.com/these…
If you were exposed to outer space, you wouldn’t actually freeze fast. It would take almost a day. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
In 2011, the State of New York proclaimed that wiffle ball, as well as kickball, freeze tag and dodgeball were "unsafe" for children, and that any summer camp program that included two or more of such activities would be subject to government regulation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wif…
Ice, water, and vapour can coexist under a specific condition known as the triple point where water can freeze, melt and boil at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Alaskan Wood Frogs freeze during winters. 2/3rds of their body water turns into ice, hearts stop beating & blood stops flowing. They build up high concentrations glucose in their organs & tissues which prevents cells from shrinking/dying. When spring arrives, they thaw out & hop away. latimes.com/science/scien…
In a subway station in the Chinese city of Nanjing, vending machines sell live crabs. The crabs are kept at 0-10Β° C (32-50Β° F) - not enough to freeze them, but cold enough to make them docile. Around 200 crabs are sold daily - and if you buy a dead one, you'll get three live ones for free npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Flamingos' feet can withstand subzero temperatures, freeze and not damaged in the process. dw.com/en/flamingos-are-t…
The scientific name for a Brain Freeze is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia thehealthy.com/headaches/…
Today I learned of Alcor Life, A company which freezes human bodies in 500 below 0 temperature chambers so they can be revived in the future. They currently have 1,731 people under Cryo chambers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
Today I learned about absorption cooling: freeze things by burning stuff (or using residual heat from other processes, such as water heating). Patented back in 1859-1860, with the first commercial application in 1925, this process is still used today in gas powered refrigerators, typically found in RVs. youtu.be/KDPgGDCdAo4
Brain freeze is a not-very serious condition that is simply your body’s reaction to eating too-cold foods. Its scientific name is "phenopalatine ganglioneuralgia" brainfacts.org/thinking-s…
To combat the theft of trees around Christmas time, University of Nebraska-Lincoln used to spray their trees with fox urine. It freezes and has no odor outside, but thaws if taken indoors. The resultant smell is so rancid it is β€œeye-watering”. dailynebraskan.com/news/c…
Two MIT Scientists successfully planted a false memory into a mouse (Mouseception). When set in a certain box, the mouse freezes in terror, recalling that it receives a shock in this box, when this never happened. This research may lead to new treatments for Depression or Alzheimer's, etc. smithsonianmag.com/innova…
The wood frog survives winter by producing an anti-freeze in it's blood from a combination of urine and glucose, allowing it to be 2/3rds frozen, re-animating after it thaws out months later. youtu.be/pLPeehsXAr4
Today I learned of the Diomede Islands, despite being separated by less than 4 Km, the time difference between them is of 21 hours. In winter the sea between them freezes and one can walk from "yesterday to tomorrow" or from "tomorrow to yesterday". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
James Taylor’s father served as the medical officer for Deep Freeze, an expedition to Antarctica. wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_…
Today I learned of the islands of Big Diomede and Little Diomede, the larger is owned by Russia and the smaller is owned by Alaska. They are less than 3 miles apart by sea, and in the winter the water freezes over, making it possible to literally walk from the United States into Russia. alaskacenters.gov/faqs-pe…
The first published use of "brain freeze" for a cold-stimulus headache was in 1991 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
A This New Burial Technique Turns a Corpse Into a Tiny Pile of Freeze-Dried Fertilizer smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In Soviet Russia North, at mornings drivers made a fire under engines their trucks for about two hours, before starting the engine. There were two options: never cut off the engine and run it 24/7 or make a fire. Otherwise, oil would freeze. youtu.be/ZpM62M6jN14?t=53
The Air Force recently invented underwear for fighter pilots that automatically detects urine and flushes it into a sack where it freezes the urine for disposal after the flight, solving a major problem of inflight peeing. popularmechanics.com/mili…
Nord Kamal Mosque in Norilsk, Russia is the most northerly-situated mosque in the world. Norilsk's minaret tower, which is generally supposed to have a round shape, has a square base, because in such walls, the bricks do not freeze and they are more resistant to wind loads en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Most homes in California don't have basements. This is because basements are primarily for keeping pipes below the frost line so they don't freeze when it's cold out. Warm climates don't have this problem, thus no need for a basement. finehomebuilding.com/1998…
Between 1309 and 1814 the River Thames could freeze so deeply that people would hold fairs on them. Often having large Bonfires and could even hold elephants on it. bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-2…
Helium is the only substance that can't freeze. Instead, once it reaches a temperature below it's melting point, it turns into a superfluid with zero friction. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Wood frogs are the only frogs that live north of the Arctic circle. Their deep-freeze period can extend up to 8 months a year, making them among the longest hibernators of any vertebrate. Wood frogs are able to survive long harsh winters owing to a buildup of glucose and urea in their systems. nwf.org/Educational-Resou…
That, back in 1979, a cryonics company which promised to freeze and preserve your brain for later revival went bust, and all the bodies thawed out. alcor.org/Library/html/su…
The Alaskan Wood Frog shields itself during winter with about an inch or two of leaf litter along the forest floor and allows up to 60 percent of it's body to freeze solid. It's heart stops eventually beating and survives in a semi-frozen state for weeks.... nationalgeographic.com.au…
Ducks feet dont freeze because of a heat exchange system between their arteries and veins phinizycenter.org/why-don…
- Cold weather will cause some trees to explode by freezing the sap, because it contains water, which expands as it freezes, creating a sound like a gunshot. The sound is produced as the tree bark splits, with the wood contracting as the sap expands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
People in Yakutsk, Siberia are in constant danger of frostbite during the winter. No one stays outside long, cameras freeze after 15 minutes, and "it’s easy to get lost when you can’t see 10 meters ahead of you and when each street resembles the next" nationalgeographic.com/ph…
Prop masters make and test fake drugs before they’re used in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street. Cornstarch or Vitamin B powder for cocaine, oregano or hobby store moss for marijuana, freeze-dried regular mushrooms for magic mushrooms. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Nora Fries, wife of Mr. Freeze in Batman, first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series. Another one of the few characters created in the show to be later adopted in the comics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Lambeau Filed, the home of the football team Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin has an underground maze of pipes that circulates anti-freeze liquids to keep the field from freezing. It also has an artificial lighting system to help the grass grow in frigid temperatures. nytimes.com/2012/01/14/sp…
The wood frogs of Alaska freeze for seven months β€” starting in September β€” then thaw and hop away latimes.com/science/scien…
There are species of frogs that freeze during the winter months and thaw in the spring. The frog will stop breathing, its heart will stop beating and appear quite dead. When the hibernaculum warms up above freezing, the frog's frozen portions will thaw, and its heart and lungs resume activity. scientificamerican.com/ar…
There's a thing that can happen during rainy winters called "Ghost Apples." where the rain freezes on the rotting apple and then eventually the rotten part falls out leaving the the ice encasement, showing what looks like a "ghost apple" foxnews.com/science/ghost…
Today I learned about the Triple Point of Water - the conditions under which water will freeze, melt, and boil at the same time youtube.com/watch?v=Juz9p…
Scientists routinely run naked in -100 degree (F) temperatures. They have learned they can survive about 3 minutes, and breathe through a snorkel that heats up the air so they don't freeze their lungs. theguardian.com/world/201…
Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the scientific term for the brain-freeze you experience after eating ice cream. biology-online.org/dictio…
Wood Frogs don't hibernate in the winter like other animals, rather they cryogenically freeze their bodies, stopping all their organs INCLUDING their heart, and stay this way for months before thawing themselves out when the weather gets warmer in the spring. owlcation.com/stem/Frozen…
7-Eleven has trademarked the term "brain freeze." fortmyers.floridaweekly.c…
In a vacuum, water left alone will boil until it freezes; even at room temperature. youtu.be/UG7nsZkVZc0
Today I learned of Project Stormfury, a US government project to artificially weaken hurricanes. Aircraft sprayed sodium iodide onto the hurricane from above in an attempt to cause supercooled water within the storm to freeze, ultimately disrupting the structure of the hurricane. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Not everyone gets a brain freeze and researchers still don't know exactly why youtu.be/X3bn6pmpLEw
After ingesting anti-freeze, a man in was saved by receiving a vodka IV infusion. nbcnews.com/id/21219366/n…

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