An average silver back can deadlift 1800 lb and their grip can crush a crocodile's skull | They are 4 to 9 times stronger than an average human male. animalwised.com/how-stron…
A sloth's claws work the opposite way that human hand does. The default position is a tight strong grip, and sloths must exert effort to open them up. This is why sloths don't fall out of trees when they're asleep. bbc.com/earth/story/20170…
Rock band Death Grips didn't play a show in 2013 due to a fan sending them a suicide note explaining how much their music meant to him/her. The band didn't show up at all and had a giant banner of the fans suicide note with their music playing in the background. pitchfork.com/news/51748-…
The cover for Death Grip’s debut mixtape Exmilitary, is a picture of a man from an old National Geographic magazine that drummer Zach Hill kept around as a symbol of power, years later finding that it fit the mixtape perfectly and became the official cover in 2011 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exm…
The Bucket Orchid flower attracts orchid bees with a scent, & traps them in their β€œbucket”, the only escape is through a space where the flower grips the bee and glues pollen packets to their back to produce more bucket orchids. britannica.com/plant/buck…
An 11-yr-old girl in Zimbabwe rescued her 9-yr-old friend from a crocodile. Rebecca Munkombwe saw her friend being pulled under when swimming in a stream; she swam over, jumped on top of the croc & poked its eyes till it released its grip on her friend's leg. The 9-yr-old got only mild injuries. sundaynews.co.zw/girl-11-…
Men are much stronger than women in terms of hand-grip strength (90% of women in the study generated less hand-grip force than 95% of men for men and women aged 20-25) ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
A sloth can hold its breath for up to 40 minutes. 4 times longer than a dolphin. They sleep for 15 hours a day and internal organs like the heart, spleen and liver are arranged to accommodate living upside down.The grip of a sloth is so strong when they die they sometimes remain hanging on trees zsl.org/sloth-facts
Bride Jeni Stepien was walked down the aisle by the man who got her father's donated heart. Arthur Thomas got Michael Stepien's heart & the families kept in touch. When Arthur walked Jeni down the aisle, he suggested that she grip his wrist to feel the pulse from her father's heart. nytimes.com/2016/08/09/fa…
The Gerber Mark II combat knife originally had a 5 degree offset between the blade and the grip, one of the reasons being to ride in the sheath more comfortably - many were returned because of a 'bent blade'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
Men ages 20 to 34 have lower grip and pinch strength than the same aged guys did three decades ago, and that the average grip strength for men ages 25 to 29 is nearly 26 pounds lower today than it was before. menshealth.com/fitness/a1…
During World War II, it was common for soldiers to keep family photos under clear grips on their 1911 pistols. They were called β€œSweetheart Grips.” warhistoryonline.com/amer…
David Bowie's final album, Blackstar, took inspiration from the music of experimental noise rap group Death Grips. nme.com/news/music/david-…
American electrical plugs have holes in the prongs because if you were to take apart an outlet and look at the contact wipers that the prongs slide into, you would find that they have have bumps on them. These bumps fit into the holes so that the outlet can grip the plug's prongs more firmly. home.howstuffworks.com/tw…
If you're kidnapped and given the choice of which finger will be removed, the pinky should be your last choice. Your thumb and pinky are the two most opposable digits and form the basis of your grip. The index finger of your non-dominant hand is the best choice. businessinsider.com.au/if…
Electrical plugs have holes in the prongs to grip onto the corresponding bumps in the electrical socket. This prevents the plug from just slipping back out of the socket. worldstandards.eu/electri…
Pinching your fourth finger and thumb together and flexing your wrist will show you if you have the Palmaris Longus Muscle. 14% of the population have evolved to no longer have this muscle which was inherited from our primate ancestors for grip strength before their thumbs were fully developed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Claw machines can be rigged by programming them to have a strong grip only part of the time, allowing the owner to select a desired level of profit and then automatically adjust the claw strength to make sure that players are only winning a limited number of times vox.com/2015/4/3/8339999/…
During WWII soldiers would take broken plastic pieces from bomber windows and make clear pistol grips to store/show their sweethearts photos in. They would be aptly named β€˜Sweetheart Grips’. warhistoryonline.com/amer…
The reason your fingers and toes wrinkle when submerged in water for long periods of time is to improve underwater grip. bbc.com/future/story/2016…
President James A. Garfield's killer Charles J. Guiteau bought a revolver with an Ivory grip over a cheaper wooden grip because he thought it would look better as a museum piece after the Assassination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ass…
NFL footballs at one point had white stripes painted around each end, similar to college balls, but they were banned in 1976 because the paint made the balls more difficult to grip popularmechanics.com/adve…
The Plantaris is a small muscle in your calf that is believed to be used by our ancestors to grip with their feet. It is so weak that it is considered functionally obsolete and arguments have been made that humans are evolving it out. It is absent in 7-10% of the population worldwide. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
Your hands/feet sweating (Eccrine Glands) when you have vertigo is actually biologically designed to HELP you grip when climbing. theconversation.com/why-d…
The BEANO T-13, a WWII impact grenade, was designed to emulate the size, weight, and grip of a baseball -- allowing young American G.I.'s to throw it with distance and accuracy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BEA…
The Palmar Reflex is a primitive instinct that develops in the womb. This instinct allows newborns up to 5 mo. To be able to hold up their entire body weight by themselves, similar to certain animals. Their feet also has this same type of strong grip. Most babies lose it by 5/6mo. jnnp.bmj.com/content/jnnp…
Scientists had to create gecko-like feet to grip space junk as suction tech and sticky things don't work in the cold vacuum of space popsci.com/gecko-grip-spa…
Best selling author James Patterson offered a chance for a contest winner to become co-author with him. The contest is write a two-sentence hook for a new bestselling mystery or thriller and submit a sample chapter that grips Patterson and makes him want to work with you benjaminmcevoy.com/how-to…
That, due to the ineffectiveness of swords against plate armor, German knights would grip the blade with both hands and use the pommel as a club when fighting armored opponents. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
David Bowie's final album "Blackstar" was influenced by Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly" as well as the experimental hip-hop group Death Grips en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Fingers prune underwater not because they absorb water or wash away the oil on your skin, but because of an evolutionary trait triggered by your brain to enhance the grip of your fingers underwater. npr.org/2013/01/11/169144…
Fingers prune underwater not because of them absorbing the water or washing away the oil, but because of an evolutionary trait caused by the brain to enhance the grip of your fingers underwater. npr.org/2013/01/11/169144…
Yubitsume is the Yakuza ritual of chopping off part of one's pinky as either punishment or an apology. Reason: Amputation of the little finger makes a proper grip on a samurai sword impossible, weakening him in battle and forcing the person to be more reliant on his boss for protection. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yub…
In the original version of The Hobbit, Gollum surrenders the Ring to Bilbo as a reward for winning a Riddle Game. However, as Tolkien was conceiving the nature of the Ring, he realized that the Ring's grip on Gollum would never permit him to give it up willingly. lotr.wikia.com/wiki/One_R…
Most US electrical plugs have a hole in each prong because some sockets have a matching bump that allows them to grip the plug much more firmly when it snaps into place. home.howstuffworks.com/tw…
Millenials have much weaker hand grips (loss of up to 26 lbs of force) than their counterparts in 1985 did. npr.org/sections/health-s…
Allen and Crescent wrenches, as well as Channel Lock and Vice Grip pliers (hex key, adjustable wrench, water pump pliers, locking pliers) are brand names. common-motor.com/basic-to…
Wrinkled skin after water immersion is caused by the nervous system triggering a narrowing of blood vessels. The process was thought to be an evolutionary adaptation to help handle slippery objects, but a 2014 study did not find a difference in grip between wrinkly and non-wrinkly fingers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wri…
We get wrinkly fingers in the water to help with our grip nature.com/news/science-g…
We get pruney fingers for better grip on wet surfaces. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
There was a 6 wheel Formula One race car, which was designed to reduce drag and increase grip en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyr…
Harrison Ford had a brief stint as a cameraman. He was offered to fill the role of second camera/grip for a documentary about The Doors, called Feast of Friends, after director Paul Ferrara had hired him for carpentry work on his house. stuff.co.nz/entertainment…
Robert Pattinson (Edward in Twilight) played the guitar for a song of the experimental hip hop band Death Grips deathgrips.wikia.com/wiki…
Every baseball used in the MLB since the 1950s has been treated with "rubbing mud" that is gathered from a secret location by the Bintliff family. The mud is used to help remove the slick finish on the ball and give the pitcher more grip. npr.org/2011/10/23/141563…
Scientists believe that the reason our hands and feet wrinkle when soaked wet, is because it helped our ancestors grip and walk in wet conditions. scientificamerican.com/ar…
In Japanese Mafia, the ritual of cutting off finger for penance comes from the traditional way of holding a sword. The removal of digits starting with the little finger moving up to the index finger weakens sword grip. So that a person with a weak sword grip then has to rely more on the group. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yak…
The wrinkling of fingers and toes when taking a bath is an involuntary reaction of the autonomic nervous system that increases the ability of hands and feet to grip wet environments. nature.com/news/science-g…
Robert Pattinson (of twilight fame) plays guitar and contributed to the song "Birds" by industrial hip-hop group, Death Grips. pitchfork.com/news/57633-…
The grip of a sloth is so strong that sometimes when they die, they are found still clinging to the very branch they were lounging from when they were alive animals.nationalgeographi…
The machine largely regarded as the world's first motorcycle, built in 1867, had a twist-grip throttle - an idea that has not been bettered since. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R…
Our fingers and toes get wrinkly in water to increase our grip on wet or submerged objects. kidshealth.org/en/kids/wr…
Fingers "prune" underwater not because of them absorbing the water or washing away the oil but because of an evolutionary trait caused by the brain to increase their grip underwater m.theatlantic.com/health/…
"10 o'clock 2 o'clock" is actually not the optimal way to grip the steering wheel. at.progressive.com/everyt…
In WW2, US soldiers often shaped pieces of plexiglass from downed planes into pistol grips, so they can put pics of their wives and girlfriends on their pistols (Pics in link) usmilitariaforum.com/foru…
The Japanese ritual of removing ones pinkie finger was designed to weaken the man in battle as the little finger's grip is the tightest on the hilt, thus making him more dependent on the protection of his boss. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yub…
David Bowie's acclaimed final album 'Blackstar' was influenced by Kendrick Lamar and Death Grips theguardian.com/music/201…
In biology that the Ibex is a mountain goat that lives on steep mountains in Israel that are inhospitable to most animals, and are only able to live there because of their cleft feet and rubber soles that allow them to get a grip on the rocks so they can scale up and down the mountain for food. youtu.be/Hu8TJKMtmtI
Owls have the strongest grip of all raptors, over 500 lbs per square inch. They crush their prey before swallowing them whole. youtube.com/watch?v=XeFxd…
Psychological sweating (armpits, palms, etc) evolved as a fleeing reaction and primitive function that was important when hunting animals or fighting enemies. Sweat on the palms and soles can improve friction by controlling the humidity of the outer skin layer, leading to an improved grip. karger.com/Article/FullTe…
To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly. wikihow.com/Survive-an-En…
The end credits for 'Airplane!' lists Adolf Hitler as the 'Worst boy', as opposed to a movie industry term 'Best boy' (gaffer/key grip department foreman). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bes…
Before every Major and Minor League Baseball game, game balls are tossed in mud specifically from Palmyra, New Jersey in order to give pitchers a better grip as per Rule 4.01c. The mud has been described "very fine, like thick chocolate pudding" e.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base…
Stephen King was so deep in the grips of alcoholism while writing 'Cujo' that he "can't remember writing the book at all." stephenking.wikia.com/wik…
In their Super Bowl winning 1980 season, Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes used a substance "Stickum" to help him grip the football. This was common in the NFL, but Hayes slathered not only his hands but also his arms and uniform. He recorded 18 interceptions. Stickum was banned a year later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les…
Our fingers "prune" POSSIBLY due to an evolutionary trait, granting us better grip in wet conditions. The wrinkles allow water to pass through them similar to the tread on tires. bbc.com/future/story/2016…
Our fingers 'prune' underwater not because of them absorbing water but because of an evolutionary trait triggered by your brain to improve the grip of your fingers underwater news.sciencemag.org/plant…
Gotz of the Iron Hand, a knight who lost his arm in 1504, had a prosthetic built that allowed him to grip anything from a quill to a sword which allowed him to Fight for another 40 years with his battle cry of "Lich mich im Arsch!", which Mozart honoured in two of his Canons. wired.com/2011/06/pl_prot…
Saturday Night Fever scenes on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge were filmed 600 feet above the water without wires. Film of the gag wedding of a dragged-up John Travolta to a grip was destroyed vanityfair.com/news/2007/…
Spiders avoid getting tangled in their own webs by spinning sticky and non-sticky silk. They avoid walking on the sticky silk. In addition, spiders have moveable claws on their feet that grip and release the web’s threads as they walk. loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
Our hands and feet get pruney with prolonged water exposure to help us grip wet objects better, like the treads on a tire. dujs.dartmouth.edu/news/w…
Wrinkled/pruney fingertips is nature's way of giving us better grip in wet situations psychologytoday.com/blog/…
Birds of prey don't have muscles in their talons, but rather a complex system of tendons that connect to upper leg muscles, allowing the birds to have a much stronger grip. seaworld.org/animal-info/…
Golden Eagles, with wingspans up to seven feet, can and have killed deer with a sustained grip of its talons. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
There is a peer-reviewed research paper that compares the intelligence and grip strength of orthopaedic surgeons and anaesthetists. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
Wrinkly fingers improve our grip on wet or submerged objects, working to channel away the water like the rain treads in car tires. theguardian.com/science/2…
'raisin' fingers may be an evolutionary trait to help increase grip in wet conditions brokensecrets.com/2011/12…
The wrinkling of your fingers when they are in water for a prolonged period of time is not because of them being 'water logged'; it is actually an automatic nervous-system reaction, thought to be an evolutionary adaptation intended to give your hands better grip in wet conditions. nature.com/news/science-g…
The reason why spiders don't get tangled in their own webs is because "spiders are able to spin sticky and non-sticky silk. They avoid walking on the sticky silk. In addition, spiders have moveable claws on their feet that grip and release the web’s threads as they walk." loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
In 1979, director Francis Ford Coppola, in the grip of clinical manic depression and anxiety over his incomplete opus Apocalypse Now, proposed making a "ten-hour film version of Goethe's Elective Affinities, in 3D". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Waseda University's WABOT-1 is a humanoid robot that can communicate with a person in Japanese, has artificial eyes and ears, can walk and grip objects, and has the estimated mental capacity of a one-and-a-half year old. It was completed in 1973. humanoid.waseda.ac.jp/boo…
A Maui zipline operator caught hold of a rider coming in too fast and they both went back over the ledge. She was able to hold on for a few minutes, but eventually lost her grip and fell 150 feet to her death. mauinow.com/2014/05/06/up…
Sloths can retain their grip after death. thefw.com/10-things-you-p…
It is believed that your fingers wrinkle or "prune" after being exposed to water a long period as a way to drain water thus increasing your grip. brokensecrets.com/2011/12…
The reason out fingers get wrinkled in water was to help our ancestors grip things in water m.livescience.com/26097-w…
Gorilla Grip is a skateboard trick performed without socks and shoes. You grip the board at each end with your toes and then jump up, which causes the board to come up with you. z10.invisionfree.com/skat…
Charles Dickens had a pet raven named Grip that bit his children's ankles and inspired a raven character in his work Barnaby Rudge, which in turn inspired Poe's poem The Raven. Grip is currently stuffed and on display as a literary landmark. avesnoir.com/charles-dick…
- Baseball player Moises Alou was in the habit of peeing on his own hands to get a better grip on the bat and to prevent blistering and the formation of calluses. mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-cu…
Our fingers wrinkle in water due to an evolutionary response that enhances our grip underwater, not because of osmosis as scientists previously thought. scitechdaily.com/wrinkly-…
On the back of every 5 react gum is a heat sensitive "grip"
The yakuza, or Japanese mafia, cuts off pinky finger tips as punishment because the pinky is responsible for sword grip. Cutting it weakens swordsmanship. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y…
Charles Dickens had a pet raven called Grip. This raven is also the inspiration for Poe's most famous poem. When Grip died in 1841, Dickens had the bird mounted and it is declared a "Literary Landmark" by a national library association. ushistory.org/oddities/gr…
The first black and decker drill's handle was designed after the grip of the Colt .45 wired.com/wired/archive/1…
We get wrinkled fingers for better grip with wet objects. redorbit.com/news/science…
Some Major League Baseball pee on their hands in order to improve their grip on their bats dlewis.net/nik-archives/m…
In her review of 'Star Wars: A New Hope,' Pauline Kael remarked 'It’s an assemblage of spare partsβ€”it has no emotional grip... an epic without a dream.' newyorker.com/books/doubl…
The traditional grip came from military marching drummers that used the underhand grip on their left hand for a more comfortable position since the snare was at an angle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Grip strength in midlife can predict health and disabilities 25 years down the road ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
Boris Onishchenko was caught cheating during 1976 Summer Olympics by using a modified grip that allowed him to award himself points during a fencing match. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
Death Grips intended to do a tour where their fans thought they cancelled their local show. The gig was nothing more than pre-recorded music, a projection of a suicide note, and an unoccupied drum set. After the first night on "tour" the fans demolished the equipment, which was also intended. stereogum.com/1428802/dec…

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