On the set of Blade: Trinity, Jessica Biel was supposed to fire an arrow directly at the camera, so the camera was surrounded by Plexiglass except for a 2" x 2" square in front of the camera lens. Biel managed to shoot the arrow through the hole and destroy the $300,000 camera. youtu.be/VApoQKeCcVk
In golf, an albatross (a hole score of three under par) is so rare that between 1970 and 2003, only 84 such shots (averaging about 2.5 per year) were recorded on the PGA Tour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parโ€ฆ
When Helium is cooled close to absolute zero, it becomes a superfluid that flows without friction, and behaves in a similar manner to the event horizon of a black hole sci-news.com/physics/supeโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Schwarzschild Radius. A collective mass will become a black hole if it shrinks smaller than its Shwarzchild Radius pbs.org/wgbh/nova/articleโ€ฆ
In 2008 a Japanese bikini model was acquitted of trespass charges because a recreation of the alleged crime showed she couldn't have fit through the access hole because of her 44 inch breasts. brisbanetimes.com.au/worlโ€ฆ
Thereโ€™s a British pub at the end of the Golden Gate Bridge with a hidden โ€œpriest holeโ€ in the ceiling. Everything inside, including the flooring, was shipped over from the UK in the 70s. sfgate.com/food/article/pโ€ฆ
The previously glaciated land of the Alaskan Panhandle is rising so quickly due to isostatic rebound that a property owner built a 9-hole golf course on land that had been underwater. serc.carleton.edu/vignettโ€ฆ
The idea of black holes was first proposed in 1783 by John Michell, calling them "dark stars" and proposing a method to detect them by looking for star systems that showed the gravitational effects of two stars, but only one star was visible, which is indeed how scientists look for them today io9.gizmodo.com/the-forgoโ€ฆ
The statue of the Virgin and Child in the porch of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin in Oxford was cited as evidence in Archbishop Laud's execution trial, and has bullet holes made by Oliver Cromwell's troops en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniโ€ฆ
During the persecution of English Catholics, Nicholas Owen built secret compartments called "priest holes" into Catholic houses to hide priests from being rounded up. 400 years later some may still be undiscovered, since Owen was tortured to death rather than give up their locations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicโ€ฆ
One the "hazards" of the Baja 1000 rally race are the spectators themselves, who are known to sabotage the tracks and create booby-traps. Some those include digging holes, blocking a river to create a makeshift watersplash, or burying and hiding obstacles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bajโ€ฆ
Motorcycle world champion, Barry Sheene, enjoyed smoking so much that he had a hole drilled through the chin-bar on his full-face helmet allowing him to smoke right up to the start of a race. He died aged 52 from cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barโ€ฆ
Bears at Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in MT have jobs: try to open coolers/dumpsters/containers of treats. If bears can't make more than a tiny hole, the item is certified bear-proof. The GWDC is the only place where products can earn a certificate from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. outsideonline.com/2417218โ€ฆ
The first gravitational waves directly observed by LIGO required detecting a wobble in space time 1000 times smaller than the nucleus of an atom. This wobble was originally caused by black holes colliding 1.3 billion light years away. ligo.caltech.edu/page/whaโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Operation Beluga which occurred in early 1985 when a Russian Ice Breaker was sent to the Chukchi Peninsula where the waters had iced over and beluga whales were trapped due to the lack of air holes to surface and breathe. The ice breaker played classical music to get the whales to follow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Yoshie Shiratori. He escaped Japanese prison 4 times. The first time he picked some simple locks, the next time he climbed up a wall and broke a skylight, the next time he dislocated his joints to escape through a small hole, and lastly he dug a hole with a bowl. Every time was different. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosโ€ฆ
Today I learned about white holes, which are the hypothetical opposite of black holes. For example, the Big Bang might have been produced by a supermassive white hole explosion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiโ€ฆ
Today I learned of โ€œtooth-in-eyeโ€ surgery to restore a patientโ€™s sight with their tooth. A tooth and surrounding bone is removed, a hole is drilled, and a plastic lens is inserted. The lens-tooth structure is implanted into the patientโ€™s cheek, where it grows new blood vessels, then it is implanted in the eye. rnib.org.uk/nb-online/tooโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Lacrimal Punctum. A small hole on your eyelids meant to drain tears from your eyes into your nose. (and you can actually see it) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacโ€ฆ
We are currently in the Stelliferous Era, which in the grand scale of the universe is the age where stars are created throughout the universe. Eventually all stars will burn out, & we will enter the Black Hole Era followed by the Dark Era, where there is no longer any light in the universe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futโ€ฆ
The ashes of Stephen Hawking were buried between the graves of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin, in a section of Westminster Abbey known as the "Scientists Corner." As a final tribute, during the burial, the European Space Agency beamed recordings of Hawking's voice to the nearest black hole. nbcnews.com/news/obituariโ€ฆ
That, when two black holes are about to collide, there is a certain path you can take around the black holes where you can travel backwards in time from where you started. youtube.com/watch?v=iLKTZโ€ฆ
Black holes 'sing' at a frequency similar to a B flat, but located 57 octaves below middle C. science.nasa.gov/science-โ€ฆ
Male penguins donโ€™t have penises and penguins just kind of โ€œrub holesโ€ to have sex. whaletime.org/2016/10/howโ€ฆ
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" was first published in Japan because U.S. printers could not afford the holes and irregular pages. carlemuseum.org/artists/eโ€ฆ
Today I learned of TON-618, the largest ever recorded black hole. It is a ridiculous 66 billion times more massive than the sun, and 280 thousand times itโ€™s diameter. wikipedia.org/wiki/TON_61โ€ฆ
Sagittarius A* - the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way - has a mass 4 million times that of our Sun, but a diameter only 31 times the Sun's. It is so dense that it could fit in the space between the Earth and the Sun, but can attract things 50k light years away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagโ€ฆ
Nigeria's National Museum in Lagos only has 300 items on show while more than 47,000 works of arts are locked up and are at risk of being damaged due to the poor maintenance of the museum. The museum displays the vehicle of the assassinated president Murtala Muhammed, battered with bullet holes guardian.ng/news/with-300โ€ฆ
A suicide bomber with explosives in his laptop boarded the Somali owned Daallo Airlines in 2016 intending to blow the whole aircraft. Twenty minutes after the takeoff, the bomb exploded, creating a hole in the plane, and the suicide bomber was sucked out of the plane. He was the only fatality. cnn.com/2016/02/11/africaโ€ฆ
Today I learned of a population of Russian brown bears which appear to have become addicted to huffing gas fumes. The bears will sniff the fumes and then dig a shallow hole to lie down in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kroโ€ฆ
Today I Learned that the average raccoon (Procyon Lotor) can crawl into holes as tight as 4 inches. This is because of their very cylindrical bodies and because most of their body is fur. domyown.com/get-rid-of-raโ€ฆ
High doses of ketamine can temporarily switch off the brain. This pause in brain activity may correspond to what ketamine abusers describe as the 'K-hole' - a state of oblivion likened to a near-death experience, which is followed by a feeling of great serenity. medicalxpress.com/news/20โ€ฆ
Today I learned about Srinivasa Ramanujan's lost notebook, which was rediscovered by Mathematician George Andrews in 1976. It was a bunch of notes with over 600 formulae, which he had written before his death.The mock theta functions in the notebook have been useful for calculating the entropy of black holes. thatsmaths.com/2012/12/06โ€ฆ
Pen Caps have holes in them so that you won't suffocate if you swallow one mentalfloss.com/article/5โ€ฆ
To compose a picture of a black hole in 2019, 5 petabytes of data were used, which took half a ton of hard drives. Part of this data was physically moved by plane. This allowed a transfer of 14 gigabytes per second, which was faster than if data would be transferred through the internet. sixcolors.com/post/2019/0โ€ฆ
Today I learned about โ€žWonderwallโ€œ, a movie from 1968 about a lonely professor and his increasing obsession with his female neighbour, a fashion model whose life he spies on via a hole in the wall. George Harrison from the Beatles wrote the film music which in turn inspired the hit song โ€žWonderwallโ€œ from Oasis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonโ€ฆ
There are rogue black holes speeding through the universe. One such black hole detected by Hubble weighs 1 Billion suns and is traveling at 4.7 Million MPH. It was ejected from its galactic core by massive gravitational waves after colliding with another black hole. nasa.gov/feature/goddard/โ€ฆ
In August 2012, a spider from the rare species Cicurina madla was found in a 6-foot-deep natural hole in Northwest San Antonio, halting completion of a $15-million highway underpass. mysanantonio.com/living_gโ€ฆ
A "condor" is the completion of a hole 4 shots below par. The odds are higher than a hole-in-one that golf's governing bodies don't regularly publish it. nationalclubgolfer.com/neโ€ฆ
William Addis released the first mass-produced toothbrush in 1780. While in prison he crafted his first toothbrush made of a small animal bone, into which he drilled holes. He tied some bristles in tufts that he then passed through the holes in the bone, and finally sealed them with glue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilโ€ฆ
30 Seconds To Mars singer, Jared Leto was once sent a severed ear by a fan, as a gift, with a note attached that read, "Are you listening?" Leto poked a hole in it, thread a string through it and wore it as a necklace. cbsnews.com/news/fan-sendโ€ฆ
When Peter the Great became Czar as a child, a hole was cut in the back of his throne and the regent hid inside and whispered orders into his ear so it could appear he was coming up with them on his own en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petโ€ฆ
All 100 billion stars in the Milky Way are rotating around one object: a supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A* (pronounced "Sagittarius A-Star") en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagโ€ฆ
Harrison Ford got his ear pierced at the popular preteen store, Claireโ€™s Accessories. After the piercing he signed a notepad to the woman who pierced his ear: "To Tavora. You made a hole in me. Harrison Ford." yahoo.com/entertainment/bโ€ฆ
There are at least 66 different names for eggs that are fried in a hole in toast (egg in a basket). myrecipes.com/extracrispyโ€ฆ
The United States Department of Defense disposed of unwanted munitions by loading ships with explosives and chemical weapons, then intentionally sinking them off the coast of Florida. The program was called Operation Chase (Cut Holes And Sink 'Em) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opeโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the British K-Class submarine which was steam-powered and was criticized as having too many holes theguardian.com/commentisโ€ฆ
The first direct observation of gravitational waves involved the collision of two black holes that released energy equivalent to 3 times the mass of the sun in gravitational waves, and for a fraction of a second was 50 times more energetic than all the stars in the known universe combined. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graโ€ฆ
Jackie Chan has permanent hole in his head filled with plastic plug en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armโ€ฆ
Graveyards for unclaimed remains are called "potter's field" because "potter's fields" were places where clay was harvested, and left with unfilled holes and barren soil. Historically, they were used as a cheap and efficient way to inter unclaimed human remains, on land nobody wanted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potโ€ฆ

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