A Hawaiian company that had the contract to dispose of illegal fireworks decided to manually disassemble each firework by hand with metal tools. (4 workers were killed) youtu.be/rktMzw2fd28
In 1942 the song "Deep in the Heart of Texas" was banned by BBC during working hours on the grounds that its infectious melody might cause wartime factory-hands to neglect their tools while they clapped in time with the song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
A Halligan bar is a forcible entry tool used by firefighters and law enforcement. The Halligan has become the most versatile hand tool to be used for a multitude of fireground tasks. Based on the earlier Kelly tool, the Halligan is a multipurpose tool for prying, twisting, punching, or striking. youtu.be/7vLDCJk3wNk
China's Guoliang Tunnel Road was built by 13 farmers over 5 years, using only explosives and hand tools losapos.com/guoliang_tunn…
Dialectical Behavior Therapy: 'Opposite Action' skill is used when you have an unjustified emotion, one that doesn't belong in the situation at hand. You use it by doing the opposite of your urges in the moment. It is a tool to bring you out of an unwanted or unjustified emotion by replacing it youtu.be/u3k7lykTWTk
During WWII British spies posed as fake charity groups to hand out special monopoly games to allied prisoners of war. These games had compasses, maps, real money, and other useful tools for escaping. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Today I learned of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), a largely irreversible disease caused by prolonged use of vibrating hand tools. bcmj.org/worksafebc/hand-…
In 2011, Qantas engineers introduced an unusual 'slowdown' protest where right-handed engineers used only their left hands to operate essential tools. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
The song "Deep in the Heart of Texas was banned by BBC "during working hours "on the grounds that its infectious melody might cause wartime factory-hands to neglect their tools while they clapped in time with the song." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
Turnspit dogs, a now extinct breed type, were used until the middle of the 19th century as a tool to save cooks the effort of turning meat on a spit by hand. "Whiskey" is the last surviving (stuffed) specimen. education.gtj.org.uk/en/i…
A 35 year-old gold miner, using only hand tools and dynamite, moved 5,800 tons of granite, building a half-mile tunnel to move his ore. He finished the project at age 67. weeklypioneer.com/2009/10…
The human hand evolved alongside the use of tools and that the hands of our ancestors may have been subject to natural selection as a result of using simple cutting tools. sciencedaily.com/releases…
In 1942, the BBC banned the song Deep In The Heart of Texas during working hours because its infectious melody might cause wartime factory-hands to neglect their tools while they clapped in time with the song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
Channellock is a hand tool manufacturing company name, not a descriptive name for one type of pliers. Among others they are known as water pump pliers and tongue-and-groove pliers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
In 1942, the BBC banned the song "Deep in the heart of Texas" during working hours because its infectious melody might cause wartime factory-hands to neglect their tools while they clapped in time with the song guardian.co.uk/media/2008…
Today I learned of Multi-Jackbolt Tensioners (superbolts). Rather than needing to tighten one large bolt, MJTs can achieve up to 20 million pounds of force and greater. Requiring only hand-held tools, such as torque wrenches or air/electric impacts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
Beryllium Copper does not spark, making it an ideal material for hand tools on oil rigs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
In 1942 British radio banned the song "Deep in the Heart of Texas" because the infectious melody might cause wartime factory-hands to neglect their tools while they clapped in time with the song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
All Craftsman hand tools have a lifetime warranty, and can be exchanged for a new one at your local retail store, for free, even without proof of purchase craftsman.com/cswarranty/…
Today I learned about Richard Pronneke. Badass built and furnished cabin in Alaska in the 1960's using only hand tools.

He also filmed the whole process and produced a short film "Alone in the Wilderness".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYJKd0rkKss

http://www.aloneinthewilderness.com/building_the_cabin.html

Rooks are one of several bird species that are capable of using tools to solve problems and are as clever at making simple tools with their beaks as chimpanzees are with their hands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roo…
Wikipedia lists a fleshlight as a type of "hand tool" and has ever since the category page was made in 2007 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
"hand operated composing stick" on the HTS code website is not a fancy way to say pen or pencil. It's a tool used for hand setting type. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…

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