When actor Nick Frost (Cornetto Trilogy) was young his parents' business tanked. They had to move into a neighbours’ home and his mother suffered a stroke from stress. Nick dropped out of school and worked to support his family. He was just working as a waiter when Simon Pegg cast him in Spaced. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken isn’t a celebration of choice and individuality - It’s actually the opposite. He wrote it sarcastically to make fun of an indecisive friend, and the poem actually asserts that the choice between the β€œtwo paths” doesn’t really make a difference at all. poets.org/text/road-not-t…
In December 2019, civil servant Darryn Frost stopped a knifeman on the London Bridge using a narwhal tusk bbc.com/news/uk-50870309
Professional rodeo cowboy Cody Lambert created the protective vest that most professional bull riders now wear, after seeing the death of his friend, Lane Frost at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on July 30, 1989. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
Russia, using earthworks and cultivation techniques (and with little glass), pioneered growing citrus trees, known for incredible frost sensitivity, in temperatures down to -30C / -22F. Annual national production of citrus reached almost half a billion pounds in 1950. lowtechmagazine.com/2020/…
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…
Birds get drunk sometimes and fall, stumble, and crash into windows. In 2010 about 50 dead birds were found and a report showed nearby berries had high enough ethanol levels to intoxicate them. In 2018 berries fermented as a result of an early frost and a town was full of confused, erratic birds nytimes.com/2018/10/07/sc…
The Kuwae volcanic eruption affected the entire world. During the final siege of Constantinople the city's gardens failed and it was racked by a thunderstorm. There were crop failures in Sweden, the Chinese recorded countless died of cold and famine, and Mexican codices record frosts in fall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuw…
Due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream and the Gulf of Mexico giving it a mild tropical climate year round, Key West Florida is the only city in the Continental US that's never had recorded frost. key-west.com/weather.htm
Tress are being genetically modified to grow faster and withstand frost in an effort to provide renewable energy. agbioforum.org/v13n4/v13n…
The longer the grass on the lawn (anywhere) is, the less likely it's to get frost... fao.org/3/y7223e/y7223e0c…
Dan Frost, a German man, discovered a way to turn peanut butter into diamonds by extracting the oxygen from the C02 leaving behind carbon that, under intense pressure, forms diamonds popularmechanics.com/scie…
A town in Florida was named Frostproof as a marketing plot to claim that the town would never have a citrus frost. Less than two years after its founding a frost killed most of the citrus in town. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
The 'Cornetto Trilogy' was named because Pegg and Frost got a free cornetto for featuring one in Shaun of the Dead, and wanted to try their luck for another free ice cream in Hot Fuzz ew.com/article/2013/08/23…
Ice-cubes shrink over time inside of a frost-free freezer because of a process known as sublimation. A heating coil activates on a timer to prevent ice buildup on the freezer coil, this allows enough hot air to enter the food storage area for ice cubes to sublimate but not enough to thaw food. reference.com/science/ice…
Robert Frost wrote β€œThe Road Not Taken” to tease his chronically indecisive friend, Edward Thomas, who misinterpreted the meaning and enlisted in the military shortly thereafter, only to be killed two years later in WWI theatlantic.com/video/ind…
Robert Frost was the first poet to read at a presidential inauguration when JFK asked him to recite a poem at his in 1961. Frost wrote a new poem for the occasion, but was incapable of reading it because of how bright it was outside. So, he recited "The Gift Outright" from memory instead. poets.org/text/poetry-and…
Jo frost aka "the supernanny" still does private consulations and helps families even after 8 years of supernanny going off the air jofrost.com
Today I learned about the Salt and Ice Challenge. It's where participants pour salt on their the arm, and ice is then placed on the salt. This causes a "burning" similar to frost bite as they try to withstand the pain for the longest time. It is dangerous and can quickly cause second- and third-degree injuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Japanese tea farms have fans that blow on tea during winter to prevent frost from forming on the leaves. myjapanesegreentea.com/el…
1816 was called the year without a summer. From May to August of that year there were frequent frosts and snowfalls causing widespread crop failure and a food crisis. cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br…
There is a rare type of fluffy frost called hair ice that only forms on rotting wood. It baffled scientists for decades until 2015, when scientists determined that fungal activity was largely responsible for the ice formation. weather.com/science/news/…
Truman Capote once attended a Robert Frost reading and left because he was sick. Frost was so offended that he got Capote fired from the New Yorker thoughtcatalog.com/rachel…
Ice Rime and Hoar Frost look and form quite different blog.weatherops.com/rime-…
At John Kennedy's inauguration, Robert Frost was to read a new poem he wrote called, "Dedication." But when the glare prevented him from seeing the words clearly enough, he recited another poem from memory, "The Gift Outright." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ina…
There is no month where there isn't a chance of frost in Minnesota. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Before Champagne became popular, fizz in wine was considered a bad thing and benedictine monk Dom Perignon worked to eliminate it. Wines from Champagne had a tendency to fizz because early frosts often led to incomplete fermentation during the manufacturing process. history.com/news/hungry-h…
The process of a gas turning straight into a solid (bypassing the liquid stage) is called deposition, and that's how snow and frost forms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dep…
A Michigan family filmed in November 2006 for the *Supernanny* reality TV series was sued three months later (after Jo Frost had allegedly worked her Nanny magic) by their condo association due to the unruly behavior of their children. tucson.com/news/national/…
Thaw, dethaw, and unthaw all mean the same thing. Meanwhile freeze/unfreeze and frost/defrost are opposites. webster-dictionary.org/de…
1816 is known as the Year Without a Summer. Several frosts and snow across New England destroyed crops and led to starvation. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
Ice cubes can get smaller by evaporating in modern frost-free freezers. This is called sublimation edinformatics.com/math_sc…
Russia has their own blue version of Santa called Grandfather Frost. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ded…
Today I learned that Robert Frost's famous poem is not about 'taking the road less traveled', but about people who dwell on inconsequential decisions and continue to regret them afterwards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of Jean Hilliard, a woman found completely immobile from frost 1980, who made a full recovery. snopes.com/medical/myths/…
1816 was a year "without summer". In July and August, lake and river ice was observed as far south as Pennsylvania. Frost was reported as far south as Virginia. In April 1815, one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions in recorded human history had occurred in Indonesia. appalachianmagazine.com/2…
By using more pressure than found in earth’s core, scientists at Germany’s Bayerisches Geoinstitut made diamond gemstones from peanut butter. Scientist Dan Frost noted that the hydrogen that’s bonded to the peanut butter’s carbon makes the process messier and that the process is slow. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The original host of Inside Edition was David Frost, who was dismissed after 3 weeks for being "too high brow for the show's low brow format." His replacement was Bill O'Reilly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Titanic radio operator Harold Bride stayed at is post until water flooded the radio room. He jumped into the icy water and was briefly trapped under a lifeboat. After being rescued with frost bitten and crushed feet he worked the radio for 36 more hours. encyclopedia-titanica.org…
The poem "The Road Not Taken" is actually just an inside joke between author Robert Frost and a friend about his friend always regretting not taking a different path than the one he chose to take on their frequent walks together. poets.org/poetsorg/text/r…
In 1920, America's 1st Historical Preservationist, Susan Pringle Frost, gained the right to vote, became America's 1st licensed female Realtor, started America's 1st historical preservation society, and created the 1st Board of Architectural Review in the world, all at the age of 65. scencyclopedia.org/sce/en…
1816 was called the "Year Without a Summer". Volcanic activity the year before caused a major decrease in global temperature. Frost and snow destroyed crops, leading to famine in many places. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yea…
The eruption of 1815 Mount Tambora could be heard from a distance of 2500 kilometers (=1550 miles). It blew so much ash in the atmosphere, sunlight got blocked and global temperature dropped, causing freezing temperatures and frost during the summer of 1816, nicknamed "The Year Without a Summer" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/181…
The Directors of Twin Peaks originally shot 3 different scenes with 3 different killers - Leyland Palmer, Dr Jackoby and Ben Horne. This was because David Lynch and Mark Frost didn't want even the cast to know who really killed Laura Palmer. youtube.com/watch?v=w4sks…
Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" was written to gently mock his close friend, Edward Thomas, who was notably indecisive. Thomas took it badly, and decided to join the British Army in 1915, and was killed in battle in 1917. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
(uncovered) ice cubes evaporate in modern frost-free freezers due to sublimation indianapublicmedia.org/am…
A flavored ice cream is the connection in the trilogy of films that are directed by Edgar Wright starring Simon Pegg And Nick Frost (The films are Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the forth coming film The World's End). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Frost once killed most of the citrus crop in Frostproof, Fla. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
At JFK's inauguration, Robert Frost had difficulty reading the poem he prepared, so he recited a different one from memory. youtu.be/Rov3usRnu64?t=24…
American poet Robert Frost outlived 4 of his six children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…

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