Than in the 1800's, Americans drank, on average, 90 bottles of whiskey per year, or 1.7 bottles per week. This was because at the time, whiskey was sold at twenty-five cents a gallon, making it cheaper than wine, beer, tea, coffee and even milk. moneycontrol.com/news/tre…
Teddy Roosevelt drank a gallon of coffee every day myrecipes.com/extracrispy…
Alchemist Hennig Brand believed that he could distill gold from human urine. After stockpiling 1,500 gallons of urine and boiling it, he discovered phosphorus. npr.org/sections/health-s…
Nearly 26,000 gallons of milk is served each year in just twelve days at the MN State Fair β€œAll You Can Drink Milk Stand” mnstatefair.org/get-invol…
The most expensive liquid is horse semen worth up to $4.7 million per gallon youtube.com/watch?v=ydCv7…
Today I learned of Jennifer Strange, who died after drinking nearly 7.6 litres (2 gallons) of water over 3 hours for a "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" radio contest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KDN…
Today I Learned that scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid estimated to be worth $39 million (USD) per gallon. businessinsider.com/scorp…
A horse named Galileo has semen thats worth $49,000,000 per gallon. He has created dozens of winning race horses and one of his children also has very expensive semen. youtu.be/ydCv7repAHs
The Delaware Aqueduct, which provides half of New York City's fresh water, has been leaking up to 35 million gallons of water per day since at least the 1990s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del…
Alchemist Hennig Brand is thought to have used upwards of 1500 gallons of human urine in his quest to make gold. After he evaporated, boiled and distilled it multiple times, it started to glow in the dark and burst into flames. He had instead discovered the element phosphorus. gizmodo.com/how-one-man-s…
The US Navy has a massive indoor pool called MASK (maneuvering and seakeeping basin) in Maryland that houses 12-million gallons of water and can replicate any ocean wave situation in the world, ideal for testing equipment and scale models of boats youtu.be/39nPJjG_1J0
Today I learned about Pumped-Storage Hydroelectricity, in which thousands of gallons of water are pumped to a reservoir at a higher elevation using off-peak electricity, then released to turn turbines and produce electricity at a later date. It's a non-chemical form of battery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
Monks in Westminster Abbey would eat 6,000 calories a day normally and 4,500 a day when "fasting". They drank a gallon of beer and 10 oz of wine and ate 2.25 lbs of bread, 5 eggs, and 2 lbs of meat or fish a day. Many monks became obese and suffered related conditions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
There are 72,000 ladybugs in a gallon* (*approximate "We do not count them.") planetnatural.com/product…
Iowa Man Tyler Heep won $1.00 from a scratch-off, drove to Lottery Headquarters, and demanded a gigantic novelty check. They wrote him out an oversized check and had him hold it up for a photo in a room set up with a camera and the Lottery logo. Heep used his winnings to buy 1/2 a gallon of gas. whotv.com/2019/01/16/smal…
In WW2, destroyer crews loved to rescue downed pilots, because the reward for returning them to their carrier was 10 gallons (38 liters) of ice cream. oldnfo.org/2012/10/04/10-…
Alcohol use is soaring worldwide. In the past 27 years, the total volume of alcohol people consumed globally each year increased by 70%. The average adult now consumes about 1.7 gallons of pure alcohol per year. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Quebec engineering students invented a giant vacuum to clean up microplastics from beaches. At about 3 gallons/minute, it sucks sand into a tank which then separates particles by weight, so plastic can be filtered out. fastcompany.com/90366838/…
A 'barrel' of crude oil is not today's standard 200L/55G barrel of commerce, but was originally the 40 gallon whiskey barrel before settling on, in 1866, the 42 gallon (159L) wine tierce established by English King Richard III in 1485, which we still use today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
You shouldn't pre-wash dishes before putting them in the dishwasher; modern detergent is designed with enzymes that bind to food particles, so it works best against dirtier dishware. While you should remove large pieces of food, those who pre-wash dishes waste up to 6,000 gallons per year. goodhousekeeping.com/home…
In the time of ancient Rome there were up to 11 aqueducts that drained more than nearly 300 million gallons of water to the city, each day. There were nearly 1,300 public fountains. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Every day the average human heart pumps over 1800 gallons of blood through veins and other vessels mintstl.com/blog/9-facts-…
Camels can drink up too 40 gallons of water in one sitting and they do not in fact store water in thier humps, They store fat, which is used for energy when travelling long distances without food and water, they also have 3 eyelids and 2 sets of eyelashes to combat the sandy desert conditions. softschools.com/facts/ani…
We don't get all of our drinking water from the ocean because it costs $1-2 dollars per cubic meter (264 gallons) to desalinate ocean water, while only costing 10-20 cents to purify fresh water. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned of the St. Francis Dam disaster of 1928. Located in Angeles National Forest, the reservoir held 12 billion gallons of water. The dam failed before midnight on March 12th. A 140 ft flood wave swept debris and bodies 54 miles to the pacific ocean. Second worst loss of life in California history. latimes.com/local/califor…
When NASA launches a rocket from Kennedy Space Center, you dont see smoke, but stream. They flood the launch pad with 450,000 gallons of water to prevent the rockets from melting the launch pad. It also lowers vibrations that may have an effect in sensitive equipment on the ship. nasa.gov/audience/forstud…
In Kentucky that five million gallons of the "angel's share" from bourbon evaporates every year, which is also covering the state in a black fungus called "Baudoinia" that feeds off the ethanol vapor released by liquor as it ages. vice.com/en_us/article/78…
Today I learned of Perkeo, a court dwarf in the 1700s, who would drink 5-8 gallons of wine a day. This impressed the Prince of Heidelberg Charles III, who made him cup-bearer and supervisor of the largest wine barrel in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
The biggest tea drinkers in the world are the East Frisians in the north west of Germany, consuming on average 300 liters (~79 gallons) of tea per person per year. nytimes.com/2013/02/24/tr…
In 1907 Standard Oil developed the the Mei Foo kerosene lamp, which translates in Chinese to β€œbeautiful confidence.” In its first year, more than 850,000 lamps were sold in China at around 7.5 cents each, and could stay lit for more than 240 hours on a single gallon of kerosene. energyfactor.exxonmobil.c…
A Butt is a unit of measurement, 130 - 151 US Gallons en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
Today I learned of Wally, the licensed "Emotional Support Alligator" of PA Marine Corps veteran Joie Henney; Wally was approved by Henney's doctor when he refused anti-depressant medication. When not out on his ESA leash, Wally eats chicken wings and watches tv from his 300-gallon pond inside Henney's home. inquirer.com/news/alligat…
That Nine people drowned in London by a flood of over 300,000 gallons of beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Cruise ships dump over a billion gallons of poop/untreated sewage from their passengers into the ocean every year gizmodo.com/cruise-ships-…
It is 'greener' to pee in the sink. Flushing the toilet uses 1.6 gallons (7.27 litres) of water. melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
Today I learned about the β€œsverdrup” (Sv), a measurement of flow equal to 1,000,000 cubic meters or 260,000,000 gallons per second. The largest ocean current, the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, is 125 Sv. As a comparison, all the rivers of the world flowing into the oceans is only about 1.25 Sv. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sve…
A plane like a Boeing 747 uses approximately 1 gallon of fuel (about 4 liters) every second. science.howstuffworks.com…
USPS trucks get 10 Miles to the gallon and are over 25 years old en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gru…
Students in competitions to design fuel-efficient vehicles routinely design vehicles capable of travelling THOUSANDS of miles per gallon of gas. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Humans make more than 9000 gallons of pee in their life time dollarshaveclub.com/conte…
Today I learned about Mary of Woodstock, who was made a nun at 7, went to live by herself in comfortable private quarters, and travelled widely around the country with no husband or kids. Every year she was given the equivalent of $250,000, twice the usual allowance for clothes, and 5,120 gallons of wine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Theodore Roosevelt the 26th U.S President of America drank a gallon of coffee a day nps.gov/thrb/faqs.htm
Russians distill 66 million gallons of alcohol at home per year rbth.com/society/2013/07/…
The average American drinks 42 gallons (159 L) of bottled water a year slate.com/business/2019/0…
Uranium is very dense, about a gallon container sized piece would weight about 150 pounds. web.evs.anl.gov/uranium/g…
Hennig Brand, a German alchemist in the 1660s, was convinced he could distill gold from human urine. After amassing 1,500 gallons of urine and boiling it, he discovered the element phosphorus. npr.org/sections/health-s…
The city of Portland, OR once drained a 38 million gallon reservoir because a man peed in it. time.com/66459/portland-r…
In 1854 Commodore Perry gifted 110 gallons of American Whiskey to the Japanese emperor. That gift has since evolved into a $6 billion industry, with Japan's Suntory distillery winning 2015's World Whisky of the Year. Today, Suntory owns Jim Beam. huffingtonpost.com/2015/0…
A single gallon of anthrax, if distributed properly, is all it would take to kill everyone on Earth. nytimes.com/2019/01/15/sc…
"Jacks" and "Jills" were originally units of volume, roughly each equal to 1/64th to 1/32nd gallons, which one might use to measure a pail of water en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eng…
Today I learned Howard Hughes loved banana nut ice cream so much his aides convinced Baskin-Robbins to produce a 350 gallon special order of the discontinued product. A few days later he grew tired of it and decided he only wanted French Vanilla so his hotel gave away the ice cream to customers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
The Netherlands is a leader when it comes to food production due to innovations in agricultural techniques which drastically improve efficiency. Growing a kg of tomatoes in the Netherlands uses 9.1L of water (1.1 gallon/lb). The global average is over 210L of water per kg (25.6 gallon/lb) nationalgeographic.com/ma…
Today I learned of the first transcontinental trip across the United States in an automobile. In 1903 two men and a dog used 800 gallons of gas and spent/lost $8000 over 63 days to travel from San Francisco to New York in a car with no roof or windshield to win a $50 bet that they never collected. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Bonne Terre Mine in Missouri is home to a billion gallon lake with only one known inhabitant: Bonnie the bass roadsideamerica.com/story…
UPS drivers don't take the shortest routes. UPS has special software which optimises each route by eliminating as many left-hand turns as possible. As result, UPS claims it uses 10m gallons less fuel, emits 20,000 tonnes less carbon dioxide and delivers 350,000 more packages every year. theconversation.com/why-u…
"An acre of corn gives off about 3,000-4,000 gallons (11,400-15,100 liters) of water each day, and a large oak tree can transpire 40,000 gallons (151,000 liters) per year." usgs.gov/special-topic/wa…
Fede Alvarez the director of Evil Dead (2013) said in one of the interview that they have used 50,000 gallons of fake blood while filming one of the scene in Evil Dead. "I know we ordered a truck the other day that was…50,000 gallons? Just for one scene!” bloody-disgusting.com/new…
'Assload' and 'Buttload' are actual defined units of measure--the former being the maximum load of a donkey (about 8 bushels), the latter a large cask with a volume of 491 liters/108 Imperial gallons. thiswonderfulword.com/201…
A mother suffers from hyperlactation syndrome, an over production of breastmilk. Instead of dumping her milk she decided to donate them. She spends 4-5 hours each day pumping milk and in two years she has donated 609 gallons of breastmilk, most going to feeding premature babies. today.com/parents/mom-don…
Almost all mammals take the same amount of time to pee. The "Universal Law of Urination," as scientists call it, says that an African elephant will empty its 42 gallon bladder in nearly the same time that a Great Dane dog will empty its 0.4 gallon bladder. (Around 21 seconds) blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Horseshoe crab blood, costing $60,000 per gallon, is unique and is integral in FDA testing. This has led to a massive effort by scientists to try to conserve this invaluable resource. businessinsider.com/why-h…
George Washington owned the largest distillery in America, producing 11,000 gallons of whiskey per year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Bringing just one gallon of water up to the International Space Station costs $250,000 youtube.com/watch?v=EkRRo…
In 2003, a Boeing 727 was 'stolen' from Angola by 2 men who successfully made off with the plane after loading it with 14k gallons of fuel. A worldwide search by CIA and FBI has failed to result in any trace of the plane to date. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
In Venezuela, you can buy 925,000 gallons of premium gasoline for $1. sg.news.yahoo.com/far-ven…
A single almond requires a gallon (3.8 liters) of water to produce. California produces 80% of the planet's almonds using more water than Los Angeles & San Francisco combined, and generating $11 billion (2014) to the CA economy. newrepublic.com/article/1…
There is enough water in Lake Superior to flood the entire landmasses of North and South America to a depth of 1 foot. It contains over 3 quadrillion gallons of fresh water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
After 1250 gallons of mayonnaise went bad at Michigan State University last year, the school's Sustainability Officer used an anaerobic digester to turn it into energy and power part of the campus. atlasobscura.com/articles…
In 1758, George Washington spent his entire campaign budget on 160 gallons of liquor served to 391 voters. thirteen.org/blog-post/10…
Baltimore's aquarium is the largest tourism attraction in the State of Maryland. The aquarium holds more than 2,200,000 US gallons (8,300,000 l) of water, and has more than 17,000 specimens representing over 750 species en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
In 2007 Hugo Chavez donated 100,000 gallons of heating oil to poor New Yorkers reuters.com/article/citgo…
On January 12, 2007, a woman died after drinking nearly 2 gallons (7.6 liters) of water in over 3 hours in an attempt to win a Nintendo Wii. The contest was called "Hold Your Wee for a Wii," in which contestants were asked to drink as much water as they could without urinating. wikipedia.org/wiki/Hold_y…
In 1920, during US Prohibition, a Johns Hopkins psychologist conducted a study to see whether or not people are better at playing Darts while drunk. The government allowed him to purchase 34 gallons of whiskey, as scientific research was a valid exception to Prohibition. vinepair.com/articles/joh…
Cows can produce up to 45 gallons of saliva per day. milkproduction.com/Librar…
Today I learned of paddle steamer SS Princess Alice, which sank in 1878 on the River Thames in London after a collision with another vessel; 700 people drowned in heavily polluted waters as 75 million gallons of London's raw sewage had been released nearby, the highest ever loss of civilians in UK waters. intriguing-history.com/th…
Carmel, IN has replaced almost all of their traffic lights by roundabouts. This led to an estimated 40% decrease in all accidents and 90% in fatal ones, saving $180,000 because of lower maintenance cost and several thousands of gallons of gas per roundabout per year bbc.com/news/magazine-138…
The average vehicle can idle for 5-7 hours per gallon of gas. thevehiclelab.com/how-lon…
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…
Scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid on the planet, priced at $39 million a gallon worthly.com/most-expensiv…
Today I learned of the $40m 'magic pipe', where Princess Cruises were fined for their ships discharging thousands of gallons of polluted bilge waste by means of a so-called magic pipe to divert oily waste into the waters. theguardian.com/environme…
When a city in Indiana replaced all their signaled intersections with roundabouts, construction costs dropped $125,000, gas savings reached 24k gallons/year per roundabout, injury accidents dropped 80%, and total accidents dropped 40%. carmel.in.gov
John Gotti had his neighbors body dissolved in a 55 gallon drum of acid for accidentally running over and killing Gottis 12 year old son. nydailynews.com/news/crim…
At the height of his consumption, Dennis Hopper was doing three grams of cocaine a day, drinking 28 beers and a half gallon of rum β€” plus another fifth of rum in case he ran out. the-talks.com/interview/d…
If every man, woman and child spent just 1 minute less in the shower, we would save about 19 billion gallons of fresh water, every single day.That's enough water to fill 225 supertankers. green.harvard.edu/tools-r…
Scorpion venom costs $39,000,000/gallon youtu.be/mYVKlQPsATY
The most fuel-efficient vehicle in the history of the world is currently a car that gets the equivalent of 14,573 miles per gallon and could drive to any point on the globe using the energy in one gallon of gas. pratt.duke.edu/about/news…
Howard Hughes' aides shipped 350 gallons of his favorite ice cream from LA : Baskin-Robbins' banana nut.A few days after the order arrived, Hughes said he was tired of banana nut and wanted only French vanilla.Desert Inn ended up distributing free banana nut to casino customers for a year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
During prohibition, grape farmers would make semi-solid grape concentrates called wine bricks, which were then sold with the warning "After dissolving the brick in a gallon of water, do not place the liquid in a jug away in the cupboard for twenty days, because then it would turn into wine" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
At the Nevada Test Site, about one third of the underground nuclear weapons detonations occured directly in aquifers, contaminating over 1.5 trillion gallons of water. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
The International Space Station's "Water Recovery System reduces crew dependence on water delivered by a cargo spacecraft by 65 percent – from about 1 gallon a day to a third of a gallon." nasa.gov/feature/facts-an…
Oysters Filter Water - An adult oyster can filter as much as 50 gallons of water a day. cbf.org/about-the-bay/mor…
Today I learned, there are two different U.S. gallons (one for liquid, one for dry). Additionally, the imperial gallon is bigger than both. Conversely, the imperial fluid ounce is smaller than the U.S. fluid ounce. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Today I learned of the Kirtland Air Force base (Albuquerque, NM) jet fuel leak in 1999. The spill, estimated at 24 million gallons, was the largest underground toxic spill in US history. Gas had been leaking into the soil and groundwater for decades before it was noticed. ejatlas.org/conflict/kirt…
As many as 1 million Vietnamese people are disabled or have health problems as a result of U.S. use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. Nearly 20 million gallons of various herbicides and defoliants were sprayed over Vietnam between 1962 and 1971 by the U.S. military. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age…
Alchemist Hennig Brand believed that he could distill gold from human urine. After stockpiling 1,500 gallons of the liquid and boiling it, he discovered phosphorus. npr.org/sections/health-s…
The average person age 14 and older drinks 2.18 gallons of alcohol a year. learn-about-alcoholism.co…
An US gallon is exactly 231 = 3*7*11 cubic inches. And that this numbers stem from the fraction 22/7 as an approximation for pi. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
There is about 56,000 gallons of water in one cubic mile of fog. wxguys.ssec.wisc.edu/2011…
One gallon of gasoline produces 20lbs of CO2 when burned fueleconomy.gov/feg/conte…
The nation of Bermuda has the highest cost of living in the world. It is over 98% more expensive than the United States and rent is an incredible 128% higher. Just a gallon of milk will set a person back $12.53. numbeo.com/cost-of-living…

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