Seinfeld was assigned to an inexperienced NBC executive and intentionally broke many sitcom stereotypes: Jerry and Elaine's relationship never blossomed, it offers no growth or reconciliation to its characters, and even Susan's death elicits no genuine emotions from anybody in the show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sei…
The primary function of a bathroom vent fan is not for removing odors but to exhaust warm, moist air created from using the shower or bathtub which discourages mold growth. thespruce.com/why-you-nee…
Danny DeVito's short stature, 4 ft 10 in, is the result of Fairbank's disease, a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
People used to castrate pre-pubescent boys before the 19th century to halt growth in their larynx to make them sound better and to rival Sopranos, Contraltos, etc. Doing this also increased their breathing capacity. This stopped in the late 19th centuries. They were called Castratos. caslabs.case.edu/medren/b…
There is a correlation between toilet mold/rings and diabetes due to high blood sugar levels which causes the body to release glucose through the urinal stream, therefore giving more fuel for mold growth. moldblogger.com/diabetes-…
"Wolf Tree" is the term used to describe trees that were not cut down during deforestation and left to grow in the new growth forests of New England. americanforests.org/magaz…
Today I learned about the Crooked Forest (Krzywy Las) in Poland, a forest of pine trees that bend sharply to the North before returning upright after 3ft of growth, thus resembling fish hooks. No exact reason has been found for their shape as yet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
:how the process of shedding antlers work. Deer grow their impressive antlers in approx. 120 days. ~1.27cm/day. They grow inside a layer of skin commonly called "velvet" which provides nutrients for fast growth. Antlers fall off because of cells called osteoclasts, which split the antlers at base texashunterproducts.com/b…
Dennis Rodman's height was only 5'6 as a high school freshman and he never made the varsity basketball team. He decided to give basketball another chance when he hit another growth spurt after graduating high school and working as a janitor. He grew to be 6 feet 7 inches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Today I learned of the "End-of-History Illusion". The perception that you have reached a maximum of personal growth, your potential, and that no new personal maturing will happen in the future. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End…
Nose and Ears are the only two body parts that in human body that doesn't stop growing, even after the growth of the rest of body parts comes to a halt. thehealthy.com/ear-nose-t…
Laser hair removal is sometimes used after gender reassignment surgery to remove hair growth in the vagina. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Some psychedelics, including LSD and psilocybin, promote measurable neuroplastic and neurogenic growth in several different ways, and that there is established research on it. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
-one reason for the popularity and growth of Palm Springs was due to the Hollywood studio's '2 hour rule' mandating that stars had to be that close by car in case they were needed for filing visitpalmsprings.com/holl…
Biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini was forced to hide during the Nazi occupation of Italy. She later identified nerve growth factor as a protein, winning the Nobel in Medicine. She lived to over 100 and claimed "At 100, I have a mind that is superior, thanks to experience, than when I was 20" jwa.org/thisweek/oct/13/1…
Fingernails on males grow quicker than on females. And that their growth rate is based on finger length. fingernails2go.com/10-fac…
Today I learned about Stone Man's Syndrome, a disabling disorder with no cure or treatment in which the body repairs damaged connective tissue with bone structure. Surgical removal of the extra bone growths has been shown to cause the body to "repair" the affected area with even more bone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fib…
White mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, and portobello mushrooms are all the same mushroom but at different stages of growth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aga…
Most successful startup companies aren't started by people in their 20s. The average age of founders who started a high-growth company is 45. businessinsider.in/The-id…
Liverpool was a major slaving port and its ships and merchants dominated the transatlantic slave trade in the second half of the 18th century. The town and its inhabitants derived great civic and personal wealth from the trade which laid the foundations for the port's future growth. liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/h…
Human subjects have been shown to grossly underestimate exponential growth. "Neither special instructions about the nature of exponential growth nor daily experience with growth processes enhanced the extrapolations." link.springer.com/article…
Warts (rough and hard growths on the skin) are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, the same virus that causes cervical cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
The 1929 stock market crash was a result of an unsustainable boom in share prices in the preceding years. The boom in share prices was caused by the irrational exuberance of investors, buying shares on the margin, and over-confidence in the sustainability of economic growth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
Andy Milonakis of MTV fame, aged 44, was born with a congenital growth-hormone condition that gives him the outward appearance and voice of an adolescent - which is why he still looks 14 years old today. ellines.com/en/achievemen…
Bill Gates predicts that the growth of instructional software will replace textbooks. However, in a 2018 survey of college students, the trade publication Library Journal found that 75 percent say that reading print books is easier than e-books edsurge.com/news/2019-04-…
The north and south portions of the Great Salt Lake in Utah are two separate colors. This is due to a railroad causeway disrupting the natural mixing of the lake's water resulting in part of the lake being saltier and promoting the growth of different types of algae. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The common characteristics of Prader-Willi syndrome include small hands and feet, abnormal growth and body composition (small stature, very low lean body mass, and early-onset childhood obesity), hypotonia (weak muscles) at birth, insatiable hunger, extreme obesity, and intellectual disability fpwr.org/about-prader-wil…
Grazing animals such as horses and bison are known to engineer the landscape around them, for example suppressing the growth of trees by trampling or eating saplings. When this process is harnessed to restore an ecosystem to a previous state it is called rewilding. phys.org/news/2020-01-rew…
Kansas City, Missouri existed before Kansas was a state. When Kansas became a state ,they founded their own Kansas City to benefit from the economic growth Kansas City, MO was experiencing. youtube.com/watch?v=jEXPY…
BerkShares are an alt-currency in the United States designed and issued for the Berkshire region of Massachusetts with the purpose of fostering local economic growth. Residents purchase them at 95 cents (USD) per BerkShare and around 400 businesses in the area accept them. centerforneweconomics.org…
5-10% of Melanesians have blond hair making them one of a few non-European people and the only dark skinned people outside of Australia known to possess a mutation allowing for this growth. wikipedia.org/wiki/Melane…
Today I learned about Stephen C. Sillett, the first ever scientist to explore the canopies of the old growth giant redwood forests youtu.be/KMudRLPZidg
France suffered from demographic stagnation through the 19th century. While Germany and the UK increased their population by 60% and 54%, France grew only by 8%. If France had the same population growth as England, it's current population would've been over 150 million people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
Japanese scientists have transplanted hair follicle germs (HFG) on mice which were grown on a substrate of dimethylpolysiloxane, (a silicone added to McDonald's fries to stop cooking oil from frothing). The technique created 5,000 HFGs at once and started new hair growth on mice. foxnews.com/food-drink/mc…
Grizzly bears' muscles suffer no atrophy despite months of inactivity in hibernation; scientists discovered that non-essential amino acids (NEAAs) regulated by particular grizzly bear muscle proteins allowed muscle growth during inactivity. mdc-berlin.de/news/news/l…
Mount Rushmore was created by sculptor Gutzon Borglum. Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, & Lincoln were chosen to represent America's birth, growth, development, & preservation respectively. Mount Rushmore attracts more than 2 million visitors annually. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
There is a pepper variety, called PadrΓ³n (name of a town in Spain, where they grow), that can either be spicy or not and they don't have any visible characteristic to distinguish them. The amount of water and sunlight received during growth influence their spiciness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pad…
Today I learned of the tallest solider of all time, VΓ€inΓΆ Myllyrinne. While he served for the Viipuri Heavy Artillery he was (7ft 3in) tall. Later in his life he had anothe growth spurt and he ended up being (8ft 3in) tall. On top of all that he was a wrestler, in a circus, and had GIANT hands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C…
Goldfish could grow up to 18 inches spacious conditions but for the fact they are kept in bowls which restricts growth. They are not small fish. animal-world.com/encyclo/…
Fish waste excretion is crucial to the survival and growth of coral reefs, and in reefs where fishing occurs, nearly half of the key nutrients from fish waste excretion are absent from the ecosystem. phys.org/news/2016-08-big…
There is archeological evidence that humans used implants to replace missing teeth for thousands of years. In China with have carved bamboo pegs, Egypt have similarly shaped pegs and Mayans with sea shells. Bone growth around the implants, indicates that they were functional as well as esthetic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Deer antlers are literally weaponized cancerous growths sciencemag.org/news/2019/…
The colors of a karate belt is based from the Sun. White is birth, Yellow is first beam of sunlight, Orange is growing strength of the sun, Green is growth, Blue is sky & light, Purple is dawn, Brown is maturity & harvest, Red is red hot strength of the sun, and Black is darkness beyond the sun. nymaa.com/martial-arts-bl…
MIT researchers published a book back in 1982 called The Limits to Growth predicting that global food per capita will reach its peak around year 2020 followed by a rapid decline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A type of tumor called teratoma existed, which can grow teeth, hair, bone and in some cases, a brain due to rapid cell growth that usually grows on people's testicles. healthline.com/health/ter…
Radiotrophic fungi are fungi which appear to perform radiosynthesis. The fungi uses the pigment melanin to convert gamma radiation into chemical energy for growth. wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiot…
Radiotrophic fungi were discovered in 1991 growing inside and around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in an environment in which the radiation level was 500x higher than in the normal environment. The fungi converts gamma radiation into chemical energy for growth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rad…
Today I learned of Ohaguro, the process of dyeing the teeth black in Japan. Black dyed teeth are a symbol of status thought to compliment the white painted faces of women. The dyeing was also done to mask the yellow teeth and make the teeth stronger by preventing the growth of cavities. It was outlawed in 1870. jpninfo.com/38502
A symbiotic fungus can turn regular pine trees into carnivorous plants that consume up to 90% of soil-dwelling insects the fungus-infected roots can reach for their nitrogen, which the trees use for growth blogs.scientificamerican.…
In some rare cases laser hair removal can instead stimulate hair growth hairfreelife.com/can-lase…
Parents who constantly argue can stunt their children's growth. There's link between a reduced growth rate and a stressful upbringing. A study showed traumatic childhood experiences have a serious effect on later health, causing disease and, in some cases, permanent stunting. independent.co.uk/life-st…
Bacteria will feed on a decaying body underwater and create gas, which causes the body to float to the surface. However, Lake Superior's cold temperatures inhibit bacterial growth and the bodies tend to sink and never resurfaced. cultofweird.com/death/edm…
In the San Gabriel Valley, the city of San Marino was envisioned as the exclusive domain of the well-to-do from its inception. β€œSan Marino was formed to … control the growth and activities of the city” so that β€œproperty values will be protected by stringent zoning regulations.” latimes.com/business/real…
Licking a burn promotes healing due to the activity of epidermal growth factor, found in saliva. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
A rapid growth of nuclear power took place through the late 1960s and early β€˜70s in the US. By the end of the β€˜70s over 120 reactor orders were cancelled for many reasons; the construction of new reactors ceased. Out of 253 nuclear power plant orders from 1953-2008, 48% were cancelled/abandoned. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Danny Devito has a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth called Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia. MED causes short stature in adults, short arms and legs, joint pain, deformities in the hands, feet and spine and early osteoarthritis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
Today I learned of the β€œGreat Spokane Fire” which raged throughout downtown Spokane. Due to problems, there was no water pressure to extinguish the fire which led to many buildings being blown up with dynamite to limit the fires growth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Lightning stimulates accelerated growth in mushrooms. Japanese mushroom farmers use their own "artificially induced lighting " to increase yield. relay.nationalgeographic.…
While online publications have been experiencing tremendous growth in recent years, the fact is that 58 per cent of subscribers still describe themselves as primarily print-oriented, and 60-80 per cent of publisher revenues are still generated from print fipp.com/news/opinion/nea…
The real reason peppers are hot is to discourage mold growth, the fact that birds can't taste capsicum is secondary at best. Its NOT only about the seed dispersal. References SciShow with pictures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE_OlyBhr1A&app=desktop# and the source text below. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Photomorphogenesis is light-mediated development, where plant growth patterns respond to the light spectrum. Theophrastus of Eresus (371 to 287 BC) may have been the first to write about it when he described the different wood qualities of fir trees grown in different levels of light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
In social dynamics, critical mass is a sufficient number of adopters of an innovation in a social system so that the rate of adoption becomes self-sustaining and creates further growth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
Ships are painted red below the water line to aid efficiency and speed through the water as marine growth on the ship’s hull increases friction and slows down the speed – therefore ships "bottoms" are most often painted in a red copper anti-fouling paint. nauticapedia.ca/Articles/…
In 2017 doctors in Japan discovered a tiny brain and skull inside of a 16-year-old girl's ovarian tumor while removing the growth. news.yahoo.com/amphtml/ti…
South Korean President Roh Tae-Woo's emphasis on "economic growth with equity," although well received by the public, led to the dwindling in the annual economic growth rate from the high of 12.3 percent in 1988 to 6.7 percent in 1989 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roh…
Peppermint oil promotes hair growth more than hair growth medication ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Europe's population growth has been in decline and its population is aging rapidly in most countries worldpopulationreview.com…
"The Brazilian Miracle" occured during the rule of the Brazilian military government, when the average annual GDP growth was close to 10%, especially from 1969 to 1973. The government became directly involved in economy, as it invested heavily in new highways, bridges and railroads en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Scientists crossbred mutant zebrafish to develop a transparent-skinned zebrafish breed called "Casper". They're using them to study cancer growth on live models. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The wings of dragonflies prevent bacterial growth due to their natural structure. The surfaces of their wings are covered in nanopillars making them look like a bed of nails. When bacteria come into contact with these surfaces, their cell membranes get ripped apart immediately. phys.org/news/2018-03-dra…
Some landscaping companies use goats to get rid of invasive plant growth rather than machines and pesticides. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…
Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is used to: Form an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels; Heal wounds and form scar tissue; Repair and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth; Aid in the absorption of iron medlineplus.gov/ency/arti…
Markelle Fultz dropped out of his high school’s basketball team because he was only 5’9” in sophomore year but after hitting a massive growth spurt that increased his height all the way to 6’5”, he became an NBA star. basketballinsiders.com/nb…
Zhao Ziyang was the first Chinese head of government to visit the United States when Ronald Reagan honored him at the White House in 1984. Zhao told Reagan that The Taiwan issue remained the principal obstacle to the growth of Sino-U.S. relations reaganlibrary.gov/researc…
Andy Milonakis was 29 when when The Andy Milonakis Show debuted, and is now in his 40s. He looks young due to growth hormone deficiency. intouchweekly.com/posts/w…
A fundamental question and mystery in developmental biology is how an organ knows to stop growing after reaching a particular size. Organ growth relies on several processes occurring at the cellular level, including cell division and programmed cell death (or apoptosis). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
During Emperor Qianlong's reign, he expanded China’s empire by one-third, brought economic growth through the free-flow of goods between provinces and foreign nations, even compiling two millennia of Chinese writing totalling 36,000 volumes that would fit 128 CDs hss.ntu.edu.sg/Documents/…
The company that makes Listerine marketed it as a cure for gonorrhea in the late 1800s; however, no one scientifically tested this claim until now. Lab studies show Listerine inhibits bacterial growth and that infected men are less likely to test positive for gonorrhea after gargling with it. lehmiller.com/blog/2017/1…
Trees can have growths called a burl (US) or bur/burr (UK) and that people actually harvest and sell these things for their intricate grains on the inside. treehut.co/blogs/news/wha…
Today I learned about psychosocial dwarfism, a condition where a child can stop growing due to an extremely stressful environment. It can cause the body to completely stop growing but is generally temporary; regular growth will resume when the source of stress is removed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psy…
Today I learned of radiosynthesis, a process like photosynthesis that uses the pigment melanin to convert gamma radiation into chemical energy for growth. Radiotrophic fungi were discovered in 1991 in and around Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rad…
On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers appeared before the U.S Senate Commerce Committee requesting funds to help support the growth of a new concept. National Public Television. youtu.be/fKy7ljRr0AA
Trees in forests have an underground communication and interaction system driven by fungal networks. β€œMother trees” pass on information for best growth patterns and can divert nutrients to trees in need, and they are more likely to pass them on to trees of their own species. ted.com/speakers/suzanne_…
The creators of Android originally dreamed it would be used to create a world of "smart cameras" that connected to PCs, but it was reworked for mobile handsets as the smartphone market began to explode. Growth in digital cameras was gradually slowing as the technology became mainstream pcworld.com/article/20347…
The United States contributed the most to global wealth in 2018, adding $6.3 trillion, taking the β€œnet worth” of the nation to over $100 trillion. This continues its unbroken run for largest growth in national wealth and wealth per adult every year since 2008. credit-suisse.com/corpora…
A paedophile had a brain tumor removed and with it, his paedophillic tendencies. When the tumor grew again in the same spot, his paedophile urges grew once more, and disappeared once again after the second growth was surgically removed. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
Scientists have recently discovered that division of reproductive labor in ants arose when an ancient insulin signaling pathway, typically involved in maintaining nutrition and growth, became responsive to social cues. quantamagazine.org/how-in…
Bildungsroman is the literary term for "coming of age" novels, that focus on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood, such as "Great Expectations", "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", and "The Catcher in the Rye". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The rate of world population growth is now decreasing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
Not only classical music can help plants grow better, but also jazz, heavy metal, new age and Celtic tunes. Also, country and western music has no growth effects, while noisy rock music damages plants just like overwatering and heavy winds do. youhadmeatgardening.com/b…
Ohio went from 95% forest cover in the early 1800s to just 10% in 1910. Replanting efforts over the past century has led to steady growth of forests in the state. forestry.ohiodnr.gov/hist…
Forest growth in the US has exceeded harvest since the 1940s, and that the US has more trees now than at any time in the past 100 years. mnn.com
There’s a Japan indoor vegetable-factory that produces 10,000 heads of lettuce a day while using just 1% of the amount of water needed for outdoor fields. LEDs emit light at ideal wavelengths for plant growth, while also optimizing night and day cycles, allowing lettuce to grow 2.5 times faster. inhabitat.com/the-worlds-…
Human jaw size and growth patterns are heavily influenced by chewing habits in early life. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
If we keep our current population growth of 1.11%, in just 8604 years we would have used up all the particles in the entire observable universe just to make human bodies youtu.be/lpj0E0a0mlU?t=41…
In world and specially in India, 70 per cent of farming population consists of small and marginal farmers cultivating land less than 1 hectare in size, average size of which decreases by half every 15 years due to the rapid population growth. cementconcrete.org/water-…
Today I learned of the Axial Age, the period of time from 8th to the 3rd century BCE defined by a growth of parallel but ultimately unrelated new religious and philosophical thinking in Persia, India, China, and the Greco-Roman Empire, including Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and Platonism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axi…
We typically do not start to think of foods as "too sweet" until our bone growth stops. Younger children have virtually no limit to the amount of sugar they find palatable. npr.org/blogs/thesalt/201…
Today I learned of Psychosocial Short Stature. Young children enduring severe emotional stress don't produce growth hormone and don't grow, even when getting adequate nutrition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psy…
The largest tumor successfully removed from a human patient was a multicystic mass of the right ovary weighing 303 lbs (137.6 kg). The 6-hour operation took place in 1991 at Stanford University Hospital where the patient lay on her side, so as not to be crushed by the 3-ft diameter growth. news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/s…

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