Today I learned of the Tongan Castaways, six boys who stole a boat and were stranded on a deserted island in 1965, staying there for 15 months before rescue. Called a real-life Lord of the Flies, the boys built a "commune" with a garden, permanent fire, gym, and badminton court. theguardian.com/books/202…
According to a study, a woman is more likely to give her number to a guy carrying a guitar case than a man holding a gym bag. Over a third of the women gave their digits when the guy was carrying the guitar case, and only 9 % shared their number when a gym bag was in sight mensjournal.com/health-fi…
Today I learned of the Tongan Castaways, six boys who stole a boat and were stranded on a deserted island in 1965, staying there for 15 months before rescue. Called a real-life Lord of the Flies, the boys built a "commune" with a garden, permanent fire, gym, and badminton court. theguardian.com/books/202…
Typhoon class submarines have a swimming pool and a sauna on board along with other luxury features like a full gym and wood paneled walls. technology.org/2019/01/31…
US embassy in Baghdad, Iraq is world's largest (almost of the same size as Vatican City). It houses its own power station, water & sewage treatment, internet and phone network, gym, cinema and sports facilities. Also has 6 apartment buildings for employees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emb…
A man sued Michael Jordan for $416 million on the grounds that his physical resemblance to Jordan caused emotional pain, suffering, and defamation. He sued Nike for the same amount, because "they made Jordan a celebrity". He claimed that "even at the gym, I'm accused of playing ball like him" content.time.com/time/spe…
19-yr-old Eric Simons squatted at AOL HQ to work on his startup. When a mentorship ended, his badge still gave access; for 2 months he got basic free food from the lounge, used the showers, locker, & gym, did wash at AOL's free laundromat, & rotated sleep on 3 couches to evade night security. cnet.com/news/meet-the-ti…
Bloomers, the short gym bottoms worn by Japanese girls in Anime and manga, were largely phased out IRL in favor of unisex longer-legged shorts in the 1990's after a student protest at one school over the shorts attracting "unwanted attention" spread nationally. japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
Every year on September 11, firefighters in the United States will climb 110 flights of stairs in full gear in buildings or at the gym to remember the 343 firefighters who lost their lives that day. www-m.cnn.com/2018/09/11/…
Christopher Reeve bulked up over 40lb of muscle mass to play Superman with the help of David Prowse. Superman and Darth Vader were gym buddies. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
The streaking scene in Old School was filmed at night and every store was closed except a 24 hour gym. On the first take, several people in the gym shriek in horror as a naked Will Ferrell passed by them. In the ensuing takes no one was near the gym's windows. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Ford invented "Robutt", a robotic butt which simulates drivers repeatedly getting in and out of their cars to test the seats in new Ford vehicles. To better mimick real life usage, like getting into your car after the gym, it also sweats, by feeding half a liter water through the fabric. cnet.com/roadshow/news/fo…
The gym chain Planet Fitness, which charges between $10 and $20 per month, has, on average, 6,500 members per gym. Most of its gyms can hold around 300 people. Planet Fitness can do this because it knows that members won't show up. npr.org/sections/money/20…
Canuck the Crow, the infamous bird who stole a knife from a crime scene and became a local legend for his fearless interactions with the citizens of Vancouver (occasionally stealing whatever they were holding, even on public transportation) was a regular at the gym, where he would go take a nap. audubon.org/news/the-misa…
Today I learned of the durian, an Asian fruit. Depending on their genetics, people perceive the fruit as either sweet and delicious, while others find is nauseating. One writer described it as smelling like "pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dur…
80 percent of people who joined a gym in January 2012 quit within five months. 4 percent of new gym goers don’t even make it past the end of January and 14 percent drop out in February creditdonkey.com/gym-memb…
The Amundsen-Scott station at the geographic South Pole has a basketball court, gym, music room, craft room, library, sauna, and two TV/movie lounges. amylowitz.com/SouthPole/p…
Professional wrestler Richard Garza, aka β€˜Mighty Igor’, began his career in wrestling after he knocked a man unconscious during an argument in the gym. A promoter witnessing the event informed Garza that the man he fought was actually a professional wrestler and promptly invited him to compete. wikipedia.org/wiki/Mighty…
The record for the fastest marathon run is an average speed of 12,93 miles per hour or 20,68 km per hour. (For comparison looking at the treadmill at the gym, it is limited to max speed about 12 mph or 19 km/h) runnersworld.com/races-pl…
Lynyrd Skynyrd was named after Leonard Skinner, a gym teacher who used to send the band's members to the principal for their long hair. Later, the band used his real estate company's sign and phone number in album artwork, swamping Leonard Skinner Realty in prank calls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
"The largest bomb found on Guam [USA] to date is a 1,000-pound bomb, discovered June 14, 2010. This was uncovered during construction by the Naval Base Guam's gym." "Super Typhoon Yutu [2018] uncovered a 500-pound bomb on Tinian" in Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, USA. guampdn.com/story/beyondl…
"Gym" is "jΓ΅usaal" in Estonian language and it's direct translation would be "Hall of Strength". translator.eu/english/est…
A 13 year old was arrested for burping and laughing in gym class because of a New Mexico statute stating it is a misdemeanor to disrupt school activities. ca10.uscourts.gov/opinion…
They used soccer balls to play basketball before their own ball was invented. Early basketball players used a soccer ball, which they threw into half-bushel peach baskets hung on opposite ends of the gym. sportsrec.com/6592545/the…
The movie "Dodgeball"(2004) has an alternate ending where Average Joe's gym loses, and the movie ends abruptly. It was changed because of negative test audience reactions. youtu.be/RX1zEY0LIXQ
Ben & Jerry's creators, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield first met because they were the slowest kids in their gym class. blog.hubspot.com/marketin…
A teen secretly lived in AOL's HQ for 2 months, eating free food, using gym & showers, sleeping in conference rooms while working on his start-up. Everyone assumed he worked there news.cnet.com/8301-32973_…
After Kirani James won Grenada's first-ever Olympic gold medal in 2012, the country was so proud that the government held a giant 3-hour celebratory rally attended by thousands, gave him US$186,000, printed new stamps, named a new stadium after him, and built a museum/gym in his home town. jamaicaobserver.com/sport…
Japan sells bodily-flavored food, such as "girl sweat"-flavored chicken. The taste: a full bouquet of sweet, sour, salty, and cheesy flavors with the savory umami of the chicken adding a gym clothes undernote. munchies.vice.com/en_us/a…
Ancient Greeks used to go to the gym naked and they competed nude to encourage aesthetic appreciation of the male body, and to be a tribute to the gods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gym…
It was common practice into late 70's to require boys swim nude in all male pools including gym classes wbez.org/shows/curious-ci…
There is a basketball court above the Supreme Court, known as β€œThe Highest Court in the Land”. It was originally a storage room, but it got converted to a gym in the 1940s. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
A 39-story Korean skyscraper was evacuated because 17 people doing Tae Bo in its gym caused the building to shake excessively mimicking an earthquake geek.com/geek-cetera/kore…
A growing number of wealthy women are getting cosmetic surgery know as Blowtox - Botox injections in the scalp. This stops nerves from activating sweat glands so they can emerge from the gym with their hair still looking blow-dried. inquisitr.com/2247450/blo…
In the late 1980s, French sociologist Wacquant entered a boxing gym in a ghetto as a way to study Chicago's black poor. He got so into to it that after three years, he had started considering quitting academia to turn pro nytimes.com/2003/11/08/bo…
Ancient Greeks used to go to the gym naked -- the word 'gymnasium' means "school for naked exercise". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gym
The gym on the top floor of the US Supreme Court Building has a basketball court jokingly referred to as "the highest court in the land." nytimes.com/2005/07/31/po…
Pete Wentz also owns the record label, DCD2 Records, which has signed bands including Panic! at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
13 of the 15 largest high school gyms in the United States are in Indiana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Putting dry tea bags in smelly shoes or gym bags will absorb the unpleasant odor greatist.com/health/treat…
The band Lynyrd Skynyrd had previously been called 'The One Percent' in the late 60s, but in 1970 they changed the name to Lynyrd Skynyrd in reference to a gym teacher, Leonard Skinner, who strict enforced a policy against boys with long hair at their high school en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
People literally grow trees and roots into bridges, chairs, β€œpeople trees”, ladders, fences, jungle gyms, tunnels, etc… It’s known as β€œTree Shaping.” Theoretically, it can even be used to grow homes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
Most insurance companies will provide discounts or reimbursements for gym memberships to keep you healthy cbsnews.com/news/hidden-h…
Mathematician George Boole's grandson invented the Jungle Gym en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun…
Gyms need a steady stream of new membership sign-ups, but must count on most of them never showing up. Gyms just aren't big enough to accommodate even half their members at once. npr.org/sections/money/20…
The pool under the gym floor from It's a Wonderful Life is a real pool, and still in operation today at Beverly Hills High. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%…
When filming the movie "Space Jam", Warner Brothers built an indoor gym nicknamed the "Jordan Dome". MJ used it to get back into playing shape for his return by playing pickup games against other NBA players and celebrities niketalk.com/t/532086/jor…
Dick Fuld, former CEO of Lehman Brothers, got punched in face and knocked out cold in the Lehman Brothers gym, the same night the Bank announced its bankruptcy. telegraph.co.uk/finance/f…
The Glee TV series was initially written as a feature film by actor Ian Brennan, with the aid of Screenwriting for Dummies. A TV producer friend of Brennan's from LA was a member of the same gym as Ryan Murphy and gave him a copy of the script, which he rewrote and sold to FOX as a TV series. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gle…

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