Today I learned of a couple who received a $31.5mil settlement after unreported hail damage repair on their car resulted in a collision safety failure, trapping them in an inferno that ended in 4th degree burns. The body shop responsible glued the roof back on instead of welding to OEM specifications. repairerdrivennews.com/20…
In 2001, while performing the song "Two Step," Dave Matthews sang the words "Let it rain" and immediately the crowd was poured on by a violent rain and hail storm, which did not stop until the song concluded. This performance has now been called "Two Step in the Rain." bestsongsever.com/dave-ma…
Cloud seeding is a type of weather modification that disperses substances into the air to increase precipitation (rain or snow) and serve as hail and fog suppression. It is widely practiced around ski resorts and airports. science.sciencemag.org/co…
The tradition of using "Hail to the Chief" to announce the arrival of the US President was established by 11th President James Polk's wife. Polk himself was not deemed an impressive figure, so his wife Sarah had a band play the song to end his embarrassment of entering a room and no-one noticing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
Today I learned about Carlos Dardano. He was a pilot that landed TACA Flight 110 after both of the engines flameout due to heavy rain and hail. Earlier in his career, he had lost an eye to crossfire. Dardano landed his plane on a grass levee with only one eye. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAC…
In the song "Come and get your love" by Redbone, they're not singing "Hey!" in the chorus, but actually "Hail!". youtube.com/watch?v=bc0Kh…
The most famous of the "mushroom cloud" photos from Hiroshima was taken 3 hours later and is actually a pyrocumulonimbus storm. The convective effect of extreme heat sources like wildfires/bushfires can create these storms which can cause rain, lightning, ash covered hail and even tornadoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cum…
Croissants aren't from France.Though their name is French for "crescent," these flaky pastries actually hail from Vienna, Austria. bakersmaison.com.au/about…
Today I learned of Ewa WiΕ›nierska, a German paraglider that survived lightning, pounding hail, oxygen deprivation and -40Β°C temperatures after a storm system sucked her to an altitude higher than Mount Everest. smh.com.au/national/ewa-s…
Doug Flutie’s 1984 Hail Mary pass saw the quarterback scramble to his right, narrowly averting a sack. He threw the football from his own 37, requiring the 5' 10" quarterback to throw the ball at least 63 yards against 30 mph winds. WR Gerald Phelan caught the catch and Boston won the game. wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail_F…
Today I learned of Ewa WiΕ›nierska, a German paraglider that survived lightning, pounding hail, -40Β°C temperatures and oxygen deprivation after a storm system sucked her to an altitude higher than Mount Everest. smh.com.au/news/national/…
In 1888 a hailstorm in India killed 246 people with hail as large as goose eggs, oranges, and cricket balls. The storm holds the record of being the highest mortality from hail ever recorded to this day. wmo.asu.edu/content/world…
A church in Sri Lanka accidentally printed the lyrics to Tupac's 'Hail Mary' Instead of the Prayer mentalfloss.com/article/9…
A freak hail storm dropped 2 feet of ice in Central Florida in 1992 orlandosentinel.com/weath…
In 1995 Boris Yeltsin, the then President of Russia, when visiting DC was found drunk in his underwear trying to hail a cab to find pizza. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
Dallas Cowboys got created as a franchise only after the owner, Clint Murchinson Jr., blackmailed Redskins owner, George Preston Marshall, with not allowing the Redksins to use their fight song, "Hail to the Redskins" unless he voted to support Cowboys to join the league. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dal…
Black Monday took place on Easter Monday (1360) during the Hundred Years' War, when a freak hail storm struck and killed an estimated 1,000 English soldiers. The storm was so devastating that it caused more English casualties than any of the previous battles of the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Neerja Bhanot, an Indian flight, attendant hid the passports of American passengers on board a hijacked flight to save them from the terrorits. She died while attempting to help passengers escape, shielding three children from a hail of bullets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nee…
The Russian revolution and Soviet ambitions created new baby-names like Radiy (Radium), Barrikad (Barricade), Radner ('Hail to the new Era'), Elmira (Electrification of the world), Revmir (World Revolution). A Soviet poet was named Remo for "Revolution Electricity World's October" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam…
What we (in the UK) call hail stones aren’t actually hail stones, they’re ice pellets. Hail stones generally fall in thunderstorms and don’t really form in cold weather en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
An Indian flight attendant hid the passports of American passengers on board a hijacked flight to save them from the hijackers. She died while shielding three children from a hail of bullets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nee…
The term "Hail Mary" became widespread after a December 28, 1975 NFL playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vickings, when Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach said about his game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson, "I closed my eyes and said a hail mary." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
In winter it is possible to have "thundersnow" - a thunderstorm with snow and hail as precipitation. sciencenewsforstudents.or…
In 1959 an oilman Clint Murchison was trying to get an NFL expansion team for Dallas, George Marshall the Redskins owner disapproved. Murchison realized that "Hail to the Redskins", had not been copyrighted and bought the song from an employee, forcing Marshall to give his vote for the song dailypress.com/news/dp-xp…
President Gerald Ford, a Michigan football star during college, would often have the Michigan fight song played in place of Hail to the Chief at state events. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
Roger Staubach coined the term "Hail Mary" for a football pass in 1975. usatoday.com/story/sports…
"In April [2018], the Mallard Fire in the Texas Panhandle [USA] started a pyrocumulonimbus, a severe thunderstorm that produced 1-inch hail. Then on July 26 [2018], a large fire vortex... associated with the Carr Fire developed near Redding, California [USA]...with estimated winds up to 143 mph" noaa.gov/stories/ask-scie…
Boxer Tyson Fury hails from a large family of boxers. His father - "Gypsy" John Fury, his younger brother - Tommy Fury, his cousin - Hughie Fury, a distant cousin - Nathan Gorman, and a distant relative - self-styled "King of the Gypsies" Bartley Gorman, inspiring Fury's 'Gypsy King' nickname en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tys…
There is a California based religion whose members believe in tenets passed to their leaders from an advanced race which hails from the continent of Mu, a highly developed civilization now lost beneath the Pacific ocean. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lem…
β€œHail to the Chief” was only used regularly to announce the president starting in the Polk administration, as Polk was so unimpressive, people were worried about him entering and going unnoticed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
A retired A-10 is being converted to be a storm chaser. It is currently being refurbished, but the engines have already been tested to withstand ingesting 2-3 inch hail without even damaging the engines. It will be fully operational sometime in 2017. m.newson6.com/story.aspx?…
Gladiators never said "Hail emperor, we who are about to die salute you!", that was said only by prisoners about to be killed in the mock naval battles. ancient.eu/gladiator/
"Hail Columbia" was the first national anthem of the United States until 1931. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
In 1360, during the Hundred Years' War between England and France, a freak hail storm killed about a thousand English soldiers, causing more English casualties than any previous battle in the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
An eccentric dentist retrofitted his Rolls Royce with dental equipment and drove it to the front lines "under a hail of bullets" during WWI to serve as a mobile operating room. The car recently sold for Β£718K in 2013 roadandtrack.com/car-cult…
Russian President Boris Yeltsin in 1995 was found on Pennsylvania Avenue, drunk, in his underwear and trying to hail a cab in order to find pizza en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
The heaviest hail ever recorded (2.2lbs/0.9kg) is from a storm that happened in 1986 in Bangladesh which killed 92 people atlasobscura.com/articles…
Boris Yeltsin, when he was president of Russia, was found by White House secret service drunk and in his underwear on Pennsylvania Ave, trying to hail a cab to get some pizza. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
During the Hundred Years War, a freak hail storm killed over 1,000 English soldiers laying a siege. It was the greatest single loss in the war so far, and caused them to abandon the siege. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
In 1942, hundreds of skeletons were found around an obscure high altitude lake in India. The skeletons were the remains of a 9th century AD party killed by a freak hail storm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roo…
"Hail to the Chief", the US Presidential theme, has lyrics. metrolyrics.com/hail-to-t…
Lady Gaga is not a feminist. When asked about Feminism in an interview, she replied "I'm not a feminist - I, I hail men, I love men. I celebrate American male culture, and beer, and bars and muscle cars..." jezebel.com/5329960/lady-…
In 1888 a massive storm dropped orange sized hail on India, and killed 230 people history.com/this-day-in-h…
that the color orange has come to symbolize the Netherlands, and to signify national pride, even though their country's flag is red, white, and blue, because orange is the color of the Dutch Royal Family, which hails from the House of Orange. dutchamsterdam.nl/321-why…
There is a tribe of people cut off from the world, still living in the stone ages. When a helicopter came near them, they repelled it with a hail of arrows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sen…
Solar panels are actually extremely resistant to environmental damage, holding 113 lbs/SQ ft and withstanding 1 inch hail at terminal velocity southcoastsolar.com/news/…
"Hail to the Chief", the official Presidential Anthem of the United States, has lyrics. youtu.be/weASpS7AAZg
There are pilots who fly around storm clouds shooting chemicals to prevent the formation of hail cbc.ca/amp/1.3707635
The Hail Mary football pass originated December 28, 1975 when Roger Staubach (a Roman Catholic) was being interviewed on his game-winning touchdown pass and mentioned, "I closed my eyes and said a Hail Mary." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
Redskins owner George Marshall wanted to block the NFL's expansion into Dallas. Potential owner Clint Murchison then bought the rights to the Redskins fight song "Hail To The Redskins" and threatened to prevent it from being played at games unless Marshall backed his bid, which he did. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…

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