Today I learned about HafrΓΊn, a 507 year old clam which holds the distinction of being the oldest individual animal ever discovered. In 2006 it was killed by British researchers who didn't realize it's age. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
The borough of Queens (NYC) holds the Guinness World Record for β€œmost ethnically diverse urban area on the planet" babbel.com/en/magazine/th…
Shaquille O’Neal holds the record for biggest total purchase in Walmart history. Shaq spent $70,000 in one stop at Walmart in 2008. businessinsider.com/walma…
Ajay V. Bhatt, an Indian-born American computer architect who led the Intel team that invented the USB (Universal Serial Bus), regrets not making it reversible. It would have doubled the cost, which was a hard sell at the time, "[b]ut in hindsight, we blew it." He holds 132 patents and counting. pcworld.com/article/29998…
In 1965, Randy Gardner stayed awake for 11 days and 24 minutes. It still holds the record for the longest, non-drug induced, attempt at staying awake wbur.org/npr/562305141/el…
The maximum number things an average person can hold in their mind is 7Β±2 before the analytical portion of their mind is overwhelmed and the impulsive/emotional portion of their mind takes over decision-making. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/…
Today I learned about Rosie the Ribiter, the American Bullfrog that holds the record for longest frog jump with a leap of 21 ft, 5 in in 1986. The prize for anybody to beat the record stands at $5000 USD roadsideamerica.com/story…
There is a man called JosΓ© Salvador Alvarenga who holds the Guinness World Record for longest time being lost at sea. He was lost for 438 days in a boat that was about 7 meters long and almost one meter wide. He survived by eating raw fish, turtles and birds and by drinking rain water. smh.com.au/lifestyle/how-…
Members of the crow family (crows, Jays, Ravens, etc) can conceive of 'fair' and 'unfair' treatment and can hold grudges against specific humans for years at a time. They also hold funerals for their dead. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Farts can leak out through your mouth if you hold them in wlwt.com/article/farts-ca…
The construction of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe was put on hold for a while after they realized that the graffiti-resistant coating was being sourced from the same company the Nazis bought their Zyklon B from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mem…
In 1881 an Egyptian obelisk named Cleopatra's Needle was erected in NYC's Central Park. A capsule buried beneath holds the 1870 census, a Bible, a Webster’s Dictionary, the complete works of Shakespeare, a guide to Egypt, and a copy of the Declaration of Independence. centralparknyc.org/locati…
The Byrds' 1965 recording of "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" holds the distinction in the U.S. of being the # 1 hit with the oldest lyrics. Nearly all the lyrics are taken from the book of Ecclesiastes, traditionally ascribed to King Solomon in the 10th century BC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
BTS holds 18 of the top 30 most liked tweets of all time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Toyota argued that, when empty, the Fuel Tank of the GT-One could theoretically hold a standard suitcase and be considered a trunk as required by the Le Mans GT1 rules. It worked, as the rules only required the suitcase to fit and didn't take into account if the "trunk" was actually usable. thedrive.com/accelerator/…
David Hasselhoff holds the record for being the most watched man on television, appearing in various shows from the 1970's to the present, most notably starring in Baywatch which had over 1 billion weekly viewers in 1996. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Cruise Ships have complimentary morgues that can hold up to 10 bodies, as seniors tend to be the primary customers. Not so recently this service was booming. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
The fire department was not called for 32 minutes after the alarms alerted cathedral staff that Norte Dame was on fire by which time the fire had taken hold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not…
In the past few years, at the same time that the NFL's "Super Bowl" is being played, the Aquarium of the Pacific (in the Californian city of Long Beach) holds the "Otter Bowl", with the otters playing with footballs made from frozen clams nbclosangeles.com/the-sce…
In 1937, TIME named Chinese First Lady Soong Mei-ling Person of the Year alongside her husband, declaring, β€œNo woman in the West holds so great a position as Mme Chiang Kai-shek holds in China.” time.com/5793488/soong-me…
Today I learned about the Aerosol Masking Effect. Itβ€˜s an effect that aerosols have on Marine Stratocumulus (MSC) Clouds, causing them to hold more precipitation for longer amounts of time. MSC clouds reflect much of the solar radiation back into space - meaning more aerosols actually keep the Earth cooler. science.sciencemag.org/co…
Michael Jordan holds the record for most points in an NBA playoff game (63), however he lost the game and got swept in the series by Larry Bird's Celtics basketball-reference.com/…
Buzkashi, a central Asian no holds bar game and national sport of Afghanistan, is played on horseback and the object of the game is to get a headless legless goat carcass, that can weight up to 90 pounds, into a goal hole. youtu.be/7vGmion3fWM
Carole Hersee from Test Card F holds the Guinness World record for the longest television appearance in history - nearly 8 continuous years. She also designed clothes for the films Last Emperor and Flash Gordon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tes…
The VoIP was invented by a woman. Maria Croak who holds more than 200 patents today and is an inspiration to many says "...children often produce the most creative of ideas which are fuel of innovation. β€œYou need to be childlike. A little naΓ―ve and not inhibited by what’s possible.” tribune.com.pk/story/2273…
Along with some notable achievements in baseball, Jackie Robinson holds the NCAA football record for most rushing yards per carry in a season (12.2) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
That comedian/magician Penn Jillette holds a patent for the Jill-Jet, a hot tub jet specifically angled for female masturbation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
In 1920 a young American woman found a financial sponsor though a newspaper, traveled to France, and learned how to become a stunt pilot. She returned to the US as the first woman in the country to hold a pilots license. She was of African and Native American descent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bes…
The Spanish King still holds the titles that Habsburg kings once held, such as King of Jerusalem and Archduke of Austria, and also King of the Two Sicilies, but are only ceremonial and in name only en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
One man, Steven Pruitt, was responsible for a third of Wiki pedia's English content with nearly 3 million edits and 35k original articles. Nicknamed the Wizard of Wiki pedia, he still holds the highest number of edits for the English Wiki pedia under the alias "Ser Amantio di Nicolao". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, holds the record for most excommunications. Over the course of his life, he was excommunicated five times by three popes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
According to Jewish law, the deceased should be buried as quickly as possible - if the passing occurred in the morning, one should try to ensure that they are buried before dusk of the same day. It is also forbidden to hold an open casket viewing, which is considered extremely disrespectful chabad.org/library/articl…
The place that hold the world record for the longest name is located somewhere on the North island of New-Zealand and has 85 letters. It’s name is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. businessinsider.com/the-w…
Georg Solti holds the record for the most GRAMMY Awards won in any genre. grammy.com/grammys/artist…
Love Tester was a novelty toy made by Nintendo to determine how much two people love each other. Users grab one of the connected spherical metal sensors with one hand and hold each other's hands with the other, the meter would then display a "love score" on a scale between 1 and 100. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
In 2012 the German freediver Tom Sietas broke the world record for longest breath hold. He held his breath underwater for 22 minutes and 22 seconds. In doing that, he broke Severinsen's previous Record by 22 seconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
A Nuclear Fuel Bank was built in Kazakhstan to act as a last resort nuclear fuel provider in the event of unforeseen, non-commercial supply disruptions. The facility holds 90 metric tons of enriched uranium, and its reserves are available to all members of the IAEA iaea.org/newscenter/press…
"burrito" is Spanish for "little donkey". The food is so named because it can hold many things, like a donkey can. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
Prohibition was continued by some states for several decades after the 18th amendment was repealed. Mississippi was the last hold out, prohibition alcohol until 1966. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Ancient Persians used to hold government deliberations twice. Once when drunk, then again while everyone was sober. perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/…
Rapper Akon is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ako…
Today I learned about Captain Eric Brown, a WW2 Royal Navy test pilot, who had flown 487 different types of aircraft, including captured enemy aircraft. He also still holds the record for the most carrier deck landings and take offs and many aviation firsts such as first jet landing on a carrier deck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
The small pocket in jeans was designed to store pocket watch. The original copper-riveted jeans had a tiny pocket to hold small pocket watches for working men, from carpenters and miners to railroad engineers. And the design stuck ever since! today.com/style/why-do-je…
There is no left brain and right brain divide. People are not divided on the left-brain and the right-brain thinkers: those who are logical and analytical vs. those who are intuitive and creative. Scientific research has shown that the popular left brain / right brain story doesn't hold water. ideas.time.com/2013/11/29…
There's a town in the Netherlands called Hogeweyk that is specifically for people with dementia or Alzheimer's. Along with the residents being able to stroll around town, Hogeweyk also holds concerts and street fairs to add to the sense of normalcy. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
It is common for Heterosexual Men to hold hands in Arabic Culture. thenational.ae/ask-ali-me…
Today I learned of a woman who gave her neighbor a β€˜box of sex toys’ to hold on to. 6 months later the neighbor noticed a stench coming from her closet where the box was stored. She finally opened it and found a decomposing severed head inside. It was the original woman’s husband. nypost.com/2019/10/04/wom…
WordPerfect tech support used to have a live DJ playing hold music and interacting with callers. deseret.com/1991/7/17/189…
Cotard's delusion, also known as walking corpse syndrome or Cotard's syndrome, is a rare mental disorder in which the affected person holds the delusional belief that they are dead, do not exist, are putrefying, or have lost their blood or internal organs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cot…
There’s a garden in the UK dedicated to plants that are deadly & can kill you. It’s only available to visit by booking a guided tour & people have fainted walking around due to the fumes that some plants give off. It’s classed as the most dangerous garden in the world & holds over 100 plants. alnwickgarden.com/the-gar…

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