Larry David made a β€œno hugging, no learning” rule for the 1990's hit sitcom Seinfeld scripts. He didn't want the characters to have sentimental revelations. It was a show about four friends, none with particularly active goals, bantering in between moments of recognizable awkwardness. theguardian.com/tv-and-ra…
North Korea has their own basketball rules: slam dunks are worth three points, field goals in the final three minutes of the game are worth eight points, three-pointers are worth four if the ball doesn't touch the rim, and a point is deducted for missed free throws. heraldsun.com.au/sport/ba…
During WWII, large corporations like Bosch and Daimler Benz, unequivocally supported goals of Hitler’s regime and its war effort in exchange for advantageous contracts, subsidies and in exchange was allowed to use slave labor from occupied countries, which accounted for one quarter of workforce wikipedia.org/wiki/Econom…
Today I learned about the Anti-PowerPoint Party, an actual political party in Switzerland whose single campaign goal is to reduce the use of MS PowerPoint. The Party advocates for the use of paper flip charts instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
In 1980, with less than 5 seconds on the clock and a tied score, college basketball player Les Henson made a full-court field goal, setting a record of 89 feet, 3 inches ncaa.com/news/basketball-…
Prince Ali Ben Hussein of Jordan set out on horseback together with 14 Circassian riders in 1998 to Circassia (Russia). They followed the trail of the mass Circassian exodus in reverse. His goal was to make it possible for Circassians to return to their ancestral homeland. angelfire.com/hi2/Royalty…
The Polish Beer-Lovers' Party was a satirical Polish political party, whose goal was to promote cultural beer-drinking in English-style pubs instead of vodka and thus fight alcoholism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Shortly after returning from the moon Buzz Aldrin began to suffer from alcoholism and depression. "I wanted to resume my duties, but there were no duties to resume. There was no goal, no sense of calling, no project worth pouring myself into." biography.com/news/buzz-a…
About β€œemergency backup goalies” (EBUGs) in the NHL. If a team’s primary and backup goalie are both injured during a game, anyone in the arena can be called on to suit up and play goal. The home team is always expected to have an amateur goalie in the arena. sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/w…
In 2018, a man plotted to plant small bombs in Target stores disguised in food packages. His goal was to create bad publicity for Target, which would lower stock prices and allow him to buy cheap shares before they rebounded. He was caught after paying someone else to plant the bombs. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
Lunchables were created over 30 years ago because bologna was losing popularity. Their goal was to β€œdream up something that was livelier than sliced, sandwich-ready meat sealed in plastic.” theatlantic.com/family/ar…
AndrΓ©s Escobar, a Colombian national team soccer player, was murdered by drug lords in retaliation for accidentally scoring a goal against his own team in the 1994 World Cup. The killer shouted "Goal!" with each bullet he put in Escobar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Today I learned about Genna, a traditional Ethiopian sport similar to field hockey, played on a cow field without removing the cows. The goals are sometimes miles apart. youtube.com/watch?v=UOttB…
On February 22 2020 the Carolina Hurricane an NHL team had there two goalies injured in the game and had to bring in David Ayres who was a Zamboni driver for the other team the Toronto Maple Leafs. David Ayres let in 2 goals but would help Carolina secure the win. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The common fitness target of 10,000 steps/day came from a Japanese pedometer company who gave their product a name that means "the 10,000-step meter” because the Japanese character for β€œ10,000” resembles a person walking: δΈ‡. There is no known science behind a goal of 10,000 steps theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Japanese mayonnaise Kewpie, was started in 1925 by Tochiro Nakashima, whose goal was to create a condiment that made eating vegetables more enjoyable en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
Narcissistic personality disorder and bipolar disorders share many traits in common, such as: setting high, unattainable, goals; and being very impulsive. This makes diagnosis difficult, since what looks like one of the disorders in a person might actually be the other. healthline.com/health/bip…
China began efforts to its first manned space flight in 1968 and accomplished the goal in 2003 with Shenzhou 5. The design of Shenzhou resembles the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. The Chinese spacecraft is, however, larger than Soyuz and is an all new construction aerospace-technology.com/…
Human procrastination is considered a complex psychological behavior because of the wide variety of reasons people do it. Although often attributed to "laziness", research shows it is more likely to be caused by anxiety, depression, a fear of failure, or a reliance on abstract goals. solvingprocrastination.co…
The Four Freedoms were goals articulated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Monday, January 6, 1941. In an address known as the Four Freedoms speech ), he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people "everywhere in the world ought to enjoy: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
In 2007, Odyssey Moon was the first team to register for the Lunar X Prize competition, an event that hopes to rekindle the efforts of humans to return to the moon. The team's goals were to build and deploy a robotic lunar lander en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ody…
Today I learned about the 1998 AFF match, in which neither Thailand nor Indonesia wanted to win as the winner would have to face Vietnam. Indonesia scored an own goal to face Singapore, the 'easier opposition'. Thailand lost to Vietnam, Indonesia lost to Singapore, and Singapore went on to win the tournament. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
A teenager from Connecticut completed her bucket list right before she was hit by a car. She had one goal left: save a life and before the car hit her she pushed her friend to get him out of the way. nbcnewyork.com/news/local…
Today I learned of Bo-Taoshi, a sport played in Japan with 2 teams of 75 players each. The goal is to try and steal the flag of the opposing team. Absolute mayhem erupts shortly after the game starts with dozens of pumped-up players jumping on top of each other to reach the top of the flagpole. listerious.com/weirdest-s…
Scouser John A. Brodie, who invented the goal net for use in football matches, also engineered the world's longest underwater road tunnel (Mersey Tunnel, a record held for 24 years), and also chose the site where New Delhi stands today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 1982 video game company, Mystique, released a game called Custer's Revenge for the Atari 2600. The game received immediate backlash because the player controlled the character George Custer, sporting a visible erection, whose main goal was to find and "abuse" native women tied to poles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cus…
There is an exclusive Antarctic group of scientists called the Club 300. To be a member, they would soak in a 200Β°F sauna, then run outside naked in -100Β°F temperatures. The goal is to experience a 300 degree temperature swing, and see how long they can run around the Ceremonial South Pole. theatlantic.com/internati…
The differences between AI and Machine Learning are: in ML, the system learns from data. It does not make its own decisions. In AI, the system makes decisions. ML is one of the many goals of AI. AI has multiple goals like reasoning, computer vision, robotics, machine learning, etc. hackr.io/blog/ai-vs-machi…
The song used as a chant after goals in the NHL is called Kernkraft 400, by Zombie Nation. youtube.com/watch?v=gbcG2…
Before the persecution of the Jews became an active Nazi policy in 1933, there was a German Jewish organization that supported Adolf Hitler in the early years of Nazi Germany. Their goals were: assimilation of Jews, self-eradication of Jewish identity, and expulsion of Jews from Eastern Europe. wikipedia.org/wiki/Associ…
The long snapper is a specialty position in American football and that you can make 1$million per year snapping the ball for punts and field goals. With about 15 appearances per game, its around 5000$ each time the long snapper steps on the field. espn.com/blog/cincinnati-…
Today I learned about an orangutan named Ken who escaped from his enclosure at the San Diego Zoo multiple times in the 80's. His apparent goals were visiting other animals, throwing rocks at a despised orangutan rival and taking photos with tourists. newsweek.com/2016/06/24/o…
Andrew Jackson, face of the $20 bill, made it the goal of his administration to destroy the National Bank. He even cautioned the public about paper money in his farewell address. yakimaherald.com/opinion/…
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…
Astronomers Without Borders is dedicated to spreading astronomy throughout the world. AWB organized 100 Hours of Astronomy ran April 2–5, 2009, the goal of which was to get as many people across the world to look through optical telescopes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ast…
A woman from Colorado is the foreigner with the most Muay Thai fights in Thailand. 257 at the time of this post. Her goal is to break the record of 470 total fights and document every moment in writing, videos, and in recorded sessions meant to preserve the teachings of Muay Thai legends. youtube.com/watch?v=FPkHg…
There was a pornographic video game for the Atari 2600 called Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em. Players control two nude women; the goal is to catch semen in their mouths, which is falling from a masturbating man on a rooftop, without missing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
In 2016, Alex Trebek, the host of "Jeopardy!", donated a total of $7.5 million to his Alma mater, University of Ottawa, to fund a Forum for Dialogue and a Speaker Series. The goal is to expose students to different world views through discussions and panels by speakers from around the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
On 1982, after the West German team scored a goal against the Austrian team, both teams purposely didn't score goals against each other, so that both teams might qualify for the FIFA World Cup en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Pavlov never trained a dog to salivate to the sound of a bell. He required precise control over the quality and duration of stimuli and the iconic bell would have proven totally useless to his goal. Instead, he most frequently used a metronome, a harmonium, a buzzer, and electric shock. newyorker.com/magazine/20…
Jon Stewart was a talented college soccer player who scored the only goal in a key game leading to the NCAA tournament. espn.com/espn/story/_/id/…
Today I learned about Dixie Dean an English footballer who scored a recorded 60 league goals in one season, and died in his hometown club’s stadium due to a heart attack. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dix…
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore started an Organization called Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children with the goal of designing software to help save children from human sex trafficking. Since then, it has already helped law enforcement identify thousands of victims of human sex trafficking. msn.com/en-us/news/missin…
Hugh Jackman started his own coffee brand and foundation called "Laughing Man" after meeting a struggling coffee farmer in Ethiopia. His goal was to provide a marketplace for farmers in developing countries to sell their goods for a fair price. Jackman donates 100% of profits. cbsnews.com/news/hugh-jac…
Type A and Type B personality theory research was heavily funded and promoted by the tobacco industry. Their goal was to suggest a link between personality and heart disease in an attempt discredit evidence showing a link between smoking and heart disease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typ…
Chickens lay one or sometimes more unfertilised or fertilised eggs a day until they have collected a clutch. If you continually collect eggs daily they will continually lay eggs because their goal is to have a clutch. patch.com/washington/gigh…
The difference between the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank lies in their respective purposes and functions. The IMF oversees the world's monetary system's stability, while the World Bank's goal is to reduce poverty by offering assistance to middle-income and low-income countries. imf.org/external/pubs/ft/…
Today I learned about the Future Library project, the goal of which is to collect 100 unpublished manuscripts over the next century and to publish and print them them all at the same time in 2114, using a forested area that is being grown for the purpose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fut…
Today I learned of Speedgate - the world's first sport generated by artificial intelligence. It is described as a mixture of soccer, rugby, and football. The AI generated a complete set of rules, with the end goal of scoring points by kicking or passing a ball through a gate at either end of a field. news.developer.nvidia.com…
Buzkashi A game played in central asian where horseback riders try to score goals with a dead goat as the ball. youtube.com/watch?v=1JUn8…
Pigs can be taught to play video games. They are able to control a cursor with a joystick and move it to the indicated area. They tried the same game with dogs, but even after extensive training dogs weren't able to understand the goal. Pigs even beat chimpanzees. youtu.be/SOJJf_zoPDs?t=15…
There is now serious scientific study supporting the idea that trees thrive in interconnected communities, as they communicate toward mutual goals. Sharing sunlight, raising young, conserving resources. Mycorrhizal networks of tree roots and fungi may operate in similar manner as a brain. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Today I learned of Ultimate Tazer Ball, a short lived sport with the intention of getting a large medicine ball into the opposing team’s goal. Every player was armed with a stun-gun used to stop opposing players from scoring. theversed.com/79580/shock…
There is a project called RoboCup promoting robotics and AI research. Its goal: β€œBy the middle of the 21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win a soccer game, complying with the official rules of FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup.” robocup.org/objective
Adam Weishaupt founded the Illuminati on 1 May 1776 "with the goal of "perfecting human nature" through re-education to achieve a communal state with nature, freed of government and organized religion" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
In 1929 hockey player Eddie Shore, after missing his train, drove 350 miles through a blizzard to a game. The car's chains broke twice, the wipers broke, he removed the top half of the windshield, and crashed into a ditch. He still made it and scored the game's only goal. thehockeynews.com/news/ar…
Runners had been chasing the 4-minute mile barrier seriously since at least 1886. Roger Bannister achieved that goal on May 6th, 1954 with a time of 3:59:40 (~70 years later). Then just 46 days later, the 4-minute mile feat was accomplished again with a faster time of 3:57:90 ran by John Landy. hbr.org/2018/03/what-brea…
Wayne Gretzky was so dominant in Fantasy Hockey, that many leagues split his stats into two players: Gretzky (Goals) and Gretzky (Assists) theglobeandmail.com/sport…
In American football (NFL) there is such a thing as a free kick. When a team does a fair catch on punt they may elect to attempt a field goal on first down and the defense isn't allowed within 10 yards of the kicker. If good the kick counts for the usual 3 points. youtu.be/VDJhA0hfysQ
In 1961, Fidel Castro closed Cuban schools for a whole year and formed teachers into a "literacy army" with the goal to eradicate illiteracy. By the end of the year, 707,212 previously illiterate people had learned how to read. lasa.international.pitt.e…
Today I Learned that all NHL teams have a unique and different horns for goals, most of which are from large boats, trucks, and one from a train. cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont…
Stern John has more international goals than Lionel Messi en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Sharing your goals can make it less likely for you to accomplish it youtu.be/NHopJHSlVo4
Today I learned of the Lavon Affair, a false flag bombing planned by Israeli military intelligence, targeting Egyptian, American and British targets in Egypt with the goal of prolonging British control of the Suez Canal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lav…
USA’s Megan Rapinoe was the first person ever to score a direct corner kick goal during the Olympics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meg…
Today I learned soccer legend Rondaldinho first got noticed at age 13 after a 23-0 win in which he scored all 23 goals. youtube.com/watch?v=NHU9b…
The Soviet Union had the goal of eliminating religion from inside the state and wanted to create a state of atheism. In the first five years of Soviet power they executed around 1230 orthodox bishops and priests to try and quell the control the religion had on the people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rel…
The Colt's punter borrowed $100 for poker and turned it into $1,400. He used the funds for a trip to Miami to take part in a kicking competition for prospects. He made 9 consecutive field goals starting at 25 yards and moving 5 yards out each time. He was then offered a scholarship to WVU. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Christopher Columbus' original goal in looking for a Western route to Asia was to entreat the Great Khan of the Asian steppes, asking for his help retaking Jerusalem for Christendom jstor.org/stable/598947?s…
Bob Timberlake, the worst kicker in NFL History (6.7%) was a first team All-American at the University of Michigan serving as team's QB, RB, Punter, and Kicker but was drafted as a kickoff specialist by the NY Giants where he missed all but 1 Field Goals, and concluded his NFL Career 1/15. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
One of Gary Lineker’s teachers wrote on his report card that he "concentrates too much on football" and that he would "never make a living at that". He went on to have a senior career which spanned 16 years and 567 competitive games, & scored a total of 330 goals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
"Salvage 1" was a 1979 ABC science fiction series starring Andy Griffith as a salvage expert whose goal was to build a rocket from a semi-trailer and concrete mixer, fly to the moon and collect leftover Apollo hardware and bring it back to Earth and sell it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Germany has a program targeted at pedophiles who have yet to commit crimes. The goal is to help them find treatment, because many don't want to harm others. youtube.com/watch?v=ck3uO…
Sri Lanka’s goal scorer for their national netball team is 2.08m tall (6ft10). She rarely misses, she’s the most capped player for her country and is forty years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
There's a hotline filmmakers can call for science advice with the goal of helping filmmakers incorporate accurate science into their films scienceandentertainmentex…
Lacrosse, as originally played by Native Americans, fielded teams from 100 to 1,000 men, with goals 500 yards to 6 miles apart, with games lasting several days, played sunup to sundown. These games tended to become huge mobs of players swarming the ball and slowly moving it across the field. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
In June 2015, PornHub announced its plans to make the first pornographic film in space. It launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the effort, dubbed Sexploration, with the goal of raising $3.4 million in 60 days. However, the campaign only received pledges for $236 086. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex…
A tiger is not a very successful hunter. For every 20 attempts at killing an animal, a tiger only achieves its goal once. tigers.org.za/tigers-diet…
Following the 5-7-5 syllable structure is not the main goal of a haiku, and doing so can even betray the art form itself. nahaiwrimo.com/home/why-n…
Retirement at age 65 was not a reward but rather was instituted to remove power from Maxists, allowing the German Chancellor to push them aside. Only recently did it become a goal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Karim Onisiwo suffered a concussion during a football match between Mainz 05 and RB Leipzig but was allowed to continue by the physio. He scored a goal 5 minutes later, but forgot that he'd even scored a goal during the half time break 2 minutes later. joe.co.uk/sport/mainz-str…
The world record for goals scored by a goalkeeper in soccer is held by RogΓ©rio Ceni of SΓ£o Paulo in Brazil. Over the course of 25 years, he scored 131 goals. This makes him the top goalscorer in club history. He scored 61 goals from free kicks and 69 goals from the penalty spot. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
20 year old football prodigy Mbappe was recorded by French statistical software running at an average of 37.6km/h with peak of 38km/h over a 40m sprint on goal. This would eclipse current WR holder Usain Bolt's average speed of 37.578km/h only if Mbappe's sprint was 100m instead of 40m. youtu.be/CMnYqaNmjuk
Today I learned of Reggie Ho, who at 5'5" and 135 pounds, made the Notre Dame football team as a walk on kicker, kicked 4/4 field goals against #7 Michigan, then went straight to the library to study medicine after the game. youtube.com/watch?v=VYod5…
There was an Italian political movement which existed briefly after World War II that's goal was for Italy to be annexed into the United States en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ita…
The presence of healthy options, like salad, on a menu makes people more likely to choose an unhealthy food like french fries. This is because of "vicarious goal fulfillment", where even just thinking of ordering a salad can make people feel they deserve a reward. fuqua.duke.edu/duke-fuqua…
Today I learned of Luke Helder who planted bombs in mailboxes across a number of Midwestern states. His goal was to create a "smiley face" pattern on a map, with each point being a location of a bombing. content.time.com/time/mag…
Wayne Gretzky was so dominant in Fantasy Hockey, that many leagues either banned him altogether or split him into two separate players: Gretzky (Goals) and Gretzky (Assists) dobberhockey.com/hockey-h…
To combat obesity, Japan enforced an annual waist measurement check on people aged between 40 and 75, administered by employers and local government, with the goal of decreasing Japan's obesity rates by 25% by 2015. Failure to meet those goals resulted in a fine for the administrators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat…
If the ball enters the goal directly in football (soccer) off a throw-in, you either get a corner kick or a goal kick theifab.com/laws/chapter/…
When Matt Groening was asked about future ambitions regarding "The Simpsons" he said, "My ultimate goal is to offend every country in the world." telegraph.co.uk/culture/t…
Article 25 of the Argentinian constitution states that the country "will not restrict, limit or burden with any taxes the entrance into Argentine territory of foreigners who come with the goal of working the land, improving the industries and teach the sciences and the arts." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imm…
Wayne Gretzky could have never scored a goal in the NHL and still be the all time leader in points scored nhl.com/news/the-great-on…
Today I learned about the Hedonic Treadmill - the tendency of a person to remain at a relatively stable level of happiness despite changes in fortune or the achievement of major goals. As a person makes more money, expectations and desires rise in tandem, which results in no permanent gain in happiness. positivepsychologyprogram…
Neuroscientists believe love to be a goal-directed mechanism (distinct from the sex-drive) rather than an emotion; this mechanism activates the reward pathways of the brain which are also implied in addiction. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
The Church of Scientology ran several smear campaigns against author Paulette Cooper, one of their critics, including Operation Freakout, the goal of which was to have her admitted to a mental institution. Another, Operation Dynamite, used Cooper's fingerprints to send bomb threats to the Church en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
It was wildly believed that Mexican fans caused an earthquake celebrating Mexico's game-winning goal vs Germany at the World Cup 2018. The National Seismological Service says in a report that there were two small earthquakes at 10:24 and 12:01. The goal came around 11:35 local time. independent.co.uk/sport/f…
Today I learned of Project Habakkuk, a British project in WW2 who’s goal was to create an aircraft carrier entirely out of ice. amusingplanet.com/2017/02…

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