Habushu - a liqueur made in Okinawa which involves submerging a living pit viper in a jar and sealing it; some variations involve putting the viper on ice to knock it out, gutting it & sewing it back up, and placing it in the alcohol only for it to wake up and get super aggressive before dying en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hab…
Today I learned about the Bay of Jars. A collection of ancient Roman ceramic jars found in the waters outside Rio de Janeiro suggesting that the ancient Romans visited Brazil centuries before the Portuguese. italoamericano.org/story/…
Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in 'Star Wars' variety.com/2015/film/new…
Pandora's box was actually a jar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
The eunuchs who served Puyi (1906-1967), the last Emperor of China, had to keep their severed penises and testicles in jars of brine worn around their necks. This was done to prove that they were really eunuchs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puy…
At Midnight on April Fool's Day 2013, Teen Nick aired a "Never-Before-Seen" Episode of Rocko's Life. It was just 30 minutes of a jar of Mayonnaise that never moved. huffpost.com/entry/teenni…
In 1867, a jar was found in a Paris pharmacy with the inscription "Remains found under the stake of Joan of Arc, virgin of Orleans." Carbon14 tests and various spectroscopic analyses were performed, and the results determined that the remains come from an Egyptian mummy from the 6th century BC. wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_o…
Elvis Presley flew from Memphis to Colorado to eat a deep fried sandwich which consisted of a whole loaf of Italian bread, a whole jar of jelly, a whole jar of peanut butter and a pound of bacon. https://www.westword.com/music/did-you-know-elvis-presley-once-flew-all-the-way-to-denver-in-p westword.com/music/did-yo…
Today I learned about the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab science kit, arguably the most dangerous toy, which included four small jars of uranium spectrum.ieee.org/tech-hi…
Tom Dickson, the "Will it Blend?" guy, had his blender jar design ripped off by Vita-Mix. He took them to Federal court, won, and was eventually awarded $24M youtu.be/gAQA62hzbCE?t=6m…
A Honeybee hive must travel to at least 2,000,000 flowers to create a one pound jar of honey. That is a distance of 55,000 miles for the bees in a hive. goldenblossomhoney.com/ed…
Einstein's brain was removed after his death for study. His eyes were also removed. In 1978, after 20 years, it was rediscovered, stored in two mason jars of alcohol in a cider box. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
George Lucas made the working title of Star Wars Episode II "Jar Jar's Great Adventure" to troll the cast and crew, even labeling the script as such in the original drafts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The name "battery" was first used by Benjamin Franklin in his experiments with Leyden Jars (early electrostatic capacitors) and originally only meant "a group of two or more" borrowing the term from artillery batteries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Dolly Parton almost lost her toes at the age of 7/8 when she jumped over a fence and landed on a mason jar. Her father and brothers held her down while her mother poured kerosene over the wound and sewed her toes back together. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/…
In LA in the 40s Rachmaninoff got invited to a party at Stravinsky's house by Stravinsky's wife. When Stravinsky opened the door that night to let a guy in, Rach was standing there with a huge jar of honey and Stravinsky was really confused, but invited Rach inside and they became friends. serenademagazine.com/seri…
One night at a hockey game in Canada, everyone was given a jar of peanut butter. After the home team blew an early lead and lost, the crowd started throwing the jars on the ice in frustration. One person didn’t throw far enough and hit someone else, and was charged with assault with a weapon. canlii.org/en/mb/mbca/doc…
President Grover Cleveland found he had a tumor in his mouth, and it needed immediate attention. To avoid the public knowing, he went on a 4-day trip on a yacht to have it removed. It was done without leaving facial scars and the tumor is in a jar on display in a Philadelphia museum. inquirer.com/philly/blogs…
Not only is Jar Jar Binks one of the most hated characters in the Star Wars franchise, but he is also one of the most hated characters in the history of film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
The parents of 17-year-old Jesse Shipley who had died in a car crash only learned that authorities had kept his brain when his classmates went on a field trip to a morgue and saw a jar labeled Jesse Shipley that had a brain in it. edition.cnn.com/2010/HEAL…
Ahmed Best, voice actor for Jar Jar Binks, became suicidal after the massive societal backlash against the character he played. bbc.com/news/entertainmen…
In 1867, a jar was found in Paris containing a human rib among other artifacts, and a label claiming that they belonged to Joan of Arc. Tests conducted in 2006 revealed that they came not from Joan of Arc, but an Egyptian mummy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa…
The Ball Corporation, who makes Ball jars and Aluminum cans, owns a subsidiary who manufacturers satellites, other spacecraft and components. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Today I learned about the Italian Unabomber, who placed tiny explosive devices inside everyday objects, including tomato sauce, a Nutella jar, and an egg, in public spaces in parts of Italy. Numerous people, including children, lost fingers and limbs. The bomber operated from 1994 to 2006 and remains unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ita…
9/11 survivor George Mironis visits FDNY Ladder Company 10 House, across from the memorial, once a week and leaves a candle in a glass jar just outside the firehouse. He does this to honor a firefighter he passed in the North Tower stairwell on 9/11 who did not survive. 911memorial.org/blog/meet…
When Star Wars: Episode I was in development, Michael Jackson expressed interest in playing Jar Jar Binks. George Lucas refused, because Jackson planned to play the character using prosthetics and practical effects, while Lucas wanted Binks to be entirely CGI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
Jar Jar Binks was based on Goofy, the Disney cartoon character. And that Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar using prosthetics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
Cacao was so valuable that Mayan dignitaries were buried with fine ceramic jars and bowls of chocolate for use in the afterlife. artbites.net/blog/chocola…
In a regular-sized 16-ounce jar of peanut butter, the FDA will allow up to 136 insect fragments and four rodent hairs. menshealth.com/health/g19…
Nowadays, it’s rare to be served really hot mustard in restaurants, and mustard in jars and packets is rarely very spicy. The sinus-burning condiment once served at Chinese restaurants was just brown mustard seeds ground to a powder and mixed with a little water just before serving chowhound.com/food-news/1…
The Darth Jar Jar theory is backed by the MoCap actor who played Jar Jar Binks independent.co.uk/arts-en…
A woman from the USA set a Guinness World Record for consuming 3.5 jars of mayonnaise in just 3 minutes. irishpost.com/news/guinne…
In 2017 no standard British Β£2 coins were minted for general circulation, because the introduction of the new Β£1 coins had brought enough of them back into circulation, via people emptying their coin jars primarily to get rid of their old Β£1 coins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two…
Since 2012, there has been a pickle jar that sits on the guardrail on the I-270 North in Des Peres, Missouri. Every time the jar falls, breaks, or disappears, it is always replaced, but who does it remains a mystery. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Pandora's Jar was called Pandora's Box due to translation error and the mistake has stuck! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Today I learned about Bartolomeu Portugues, a Buccaneer Who Established the First Rules of the Pirate Code. Held Prisoner On a Spanish Ship, He Escaped Thru Over 120 Miles of Jungle After Swimming to Shore Using Wine Jars For Floaties Because He Couldn't Swim. He Came Back and Stole the Ship That Arrested Him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
, Ball, the company everyone knows for making glass canning jars, has an aerospace division that built the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter - the largest telescopic instrument ever sent beyond Earth’s orbit. ball.com/aerospace/progra…
Napoleon’s penis is kept in a jar in New Jersey mentalfloss.com/article/6…
A Japanese professor searching to find out what happened to Einstein's brain discovered that it was being kept in a mason jar by a retiree in Kansas, who would occasionally shave off slices with a kitchen knife and mail it to people if they asked for some of it bbc.com/news/av/magazine-…
Graham Barker from Perth, Australia, is the Guinness Book of Records holder for collecting belly button lint. He has collected his naval lint almost every day since 1984. Barker 'harvests' the lint as part of his nightly routine, and has filled more than three jars of the mater. foxnews.com/world/austral…
The voice actor for Jar Jar Binks received death threats and contemplated suicide after the release of The Phantom Menace indiewire.com/2018/07/sta…
Napoleon’s penis was measured at only 1 1/2 inches and current resides in a jar in New Jersey, meaning his penis has travelled to more of the world than Napoleon ever did. independent.co.uk/news/pe…
In Star Wars legends, Jar Jar Binks was given a father, named George R Binks, who was so ashamed of his son that he attempted suicide. In order to talk him down, his wife told him to think of his son. He then pulled the trigger starwars.wikia.com/wiki/G…
Today I learned of a "fools gold loaf" a sandwich made by the Colorado Mine Company restaurant in Denver, which consists of a single warmed, hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with the contents of one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of grape jelly and a pound of bacon. Elvis Presley reportedly loved them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
In 1665 during the Great Plague of London, people used to fart in jars, and then inhaled those farts when the plague came, to ward off disease, according to miasma theory. mentalfloss.com/article/9…
Ball, a prominent maker of mason jars, also makes satellites. ball.com/aerospace
Elvis Presley flew to Denver and back one night just to pick up a Fool's Gold Loaf: an 8,000 calorie sandwich made from a hollowed out loaf filled with an entire jar of peanut butter, one jar of jelly, and a pound of bacon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
George Lucas told the actor who played Jar Jar Binks that in 20 years people will β€œsee this character in a new way.” wired.com/2017/07/ahmed-b…
A family has been passing down a pickle in a jar since 1876. npr.org/2011/10/09/141167…
One night, Elvis flew from Graceland to Denver and back just to buy a Fool's Gold Loaf - an 8,000 calorie sandwich made from a hollowed out load of bread, a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jam and a pound of bacon. messynessychic.com/2015/0…
A patent is pending on a "Jar with a Twist" -- a container for dispensing peanut butter and other similar products -- that has a rotating bottom which functions similar to a deodorant stick to bring the contents of the jar up towards the top for easier access. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
During the 17th century, doctors recommended farting in jars to help prevent the Bubonic Plague. They believed the plague was caused by deadly vapors and good way to counter it was to breath in something strongly scented like a fart. historycollection.co/medi…
Chemical tests of ancient pottery jars reveal that beer was produced as far back as about 7,000 years ago in what is today Iran. This discovery reveals one of the earliest known uses of fermentation and is the earliest evidence of brewing to date. wikipedia.org/wiki/Histor…
2,000-year-old seeds were discovered in 1963 inside an ancient jar in Israel. They were planted in 2005 and a tree that had been extinct for over 1800 years sprouted. news.nationalgeographic.c…
When Peter the Great found his wife had a lover he had the man beheaded, then forced her to keep her lover’s head in a jar of alcohol in her bedroom which stood in Catherine's bedroom till Peter's death. tristarmedia.com/bestofru…
The first Terrarium was an accident discovered by Nathaniel Bigshaw Ward in 1842 when he left a fern spore in a jar and forgot about it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
The piggy bank was called the piggy bank because people stored there money in jars made out of a material named β€œPygg.” thefinancialbrand.com/242…
After the events of the prequels, Jar Jar Binks becomes a street performer where he was scorned by adults but beloved by the children who came to watch his antics. starwars.wikia.com/wiki/J…
The Russian F.S.B. (formerly KGB) figured out a way to open and then reseal a tamperproof urine specimen jar to cheat in the 2014 winter Olympics. nytimes.com/2016/05/13/sp…
Alice In Chains' lead vocalist Layne Staley in response to an article in 1998 asking, "Who will wipe and change the band now?" after their manager retired, Layne mailed a jar of piss and a bag of his own feces to the magazine with a note attached that read, "Wipe and change this, motherf***ers!" wikipedia.org/wiki/Layne_…
J.J Abrams is considering putting Jar Jar Binks bones in the desert of episode 7 vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
The phrase piggy bank doesn’t come from the animal the jar represents, but from the old word pygg which is clay used to make crockery. If this jar cracked and couldn’t hold liquids, people would use them as their own personal banks. businessinsider.com/revea…
Peanut butter in a plastic jar at the supermarket usually has a sell-by date of about 18 months after it hits the shelf. Past this date, if it’s unopened it’s still perfectly good. Opened, peanut butter will slowly develop off-flavors of rancid nuts over the next five or so years. foodrepublic.com/2013/02/…
There is a museum in Amsterdam with deformed babies in jars as exhibits. atlasobscura.com/places/m…
Bill Gates once released a jar full of mosquitos into the audience during a TED talk on malaria blog.foreignpolicy.com/po…
Honey is the only food that will not rot. A jar of honey may remain edible for over 3000 years. beekmanandbeekman.com/hon…
Old Spice's, men's fragrance and grooming line, first product was an Women's scent, Early American Old Spice. It was created by William Schultz after he was inspired by his mother's rose jar. fragrantica.com/news/How-…
Every jar of Vegemite ever made has come from the same factory in Melbourne, Australia since 1923 onlymelbourne.com.au/m/10…
In 1965, seeds that were dated to 2,000 years old were discovered in an ancient jar in Israel. The seeds were kept in storage for 40 years and after they were planted, a tree that had been extinct for over 1800 years sprouted. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Sylvia Plath's novel, The Bell Jar, is her only novel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
MΓΆtley CrΓΌe’s rider includes a jar of Grey Poupon mustard. Once, in 1988, frontman Vince Neil found the 'wrong' brand of mustard backstage, lost his temper and threw the bottle at the wall. It bounced back and severed an artery in his thumb. noisey.vice.com/en_us/art…
Coffee company Nescafe add a formulated coffee aroma to the top of instant coffee jars before sealing them so that you get that 'fresh coffee' smell when you open the jar the first time. cooksinfo.com/instant-cof…
In the Vietnamese version of Cinderella (Tam Cam), at the end, Cinderella dismembered her step sister, put the body into a jar of food and sent it to her step mother to eat, which she enjoyed until she found the skull at the bottom of the jar and died of shock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The metal band of a Mason Jar is suppose to be removed for storage to prevent residual water between the jar threads and the lid from rusting the band. If the jar seal is properly formed, internal vacuum will keep the lid tightly on the jar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
"Pandora's Box" was actually "Pandora's Jar". A translation error made 500 years ago has persisted to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
One of the "cures" for the Bubonic Plague was to fart in a jar and smell it. peashooter85.com/post/573…
Michael Jackson was originally considered to play the part of Jar Jar Binks. But he desired to play the part in prosthetics akin to 'Thriller', which contradicted Georges' full CGI goal. nme.com/news/film/michael…
The FDA allows up to nine rodent hairs in your 16-ounce box of pasta, three maggots in your 28-ounce can of tomatoes, and 136 insect fragments and four rodent hairs in a jar of peanut butter. menshealth.com/health/foo…
Two families fit an entire year's worth of garbage into a 2-liter glass jar each. After the previous Earth Day, they pledged to drastically reduce their garbage output and work toward a zero-waste lifestyle, tracking their progress along the way. vancouverisland.ctvnews.c…
Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours recycleacrossamerica.org/…
The FDA allow five rodent hairs in every 18oz jar of peanut butter, while frozen berries can contain up to four larvae or 10 whole insects per 500g bbc.co.uk/programmes/arti…
In 2012, a man accidentally drank gasoline from a jar, spat it out, and then later tried to smoke a cigarette. He burst into flames and died. seattletimes.com/nation-w…
Throughout Chinese history, eunuchs were employed by the imperial court as civil servants and courtiers. During the Qing Manchu dynasty all eunuchs living in the Forbidden City were required to wear a jar around their neck containing their severed genitals, preserved in vinegar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eun…
160 people were able to guess the number of jelly beans in a jar accurate to .1% when their answers were averaged. Out of 4510 beans, the average guess was 4514. The phenomena is known as wisdom of the crowd. youtube.com/watch?v=iOucw…
Honey never spoils. A thousand-years-old jar of honey that got preserved can be eaten today. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
There is a standardized peanut butter with a precisely controlled nutrient profile and it sells for several hundred dollars a jar. www-s.nist.gov/srmors/vie…
The lead–acid battery was invented in 1859 by French physicist Gaston PlantΓ© and is the oldest type of rechargeable battery. His early model consisted of a spiral roll of two sheets of pure lead, separated by a linen cloth and immersed in a glass jar of sulfuric acid solution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
The myth of Pandora's box was originally "Pandora's Jar" but through a bad translation it became accepted as a box. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
In 1997, a former Secret Service agent claimed that he once received an undocumented portion of JFK's brain in a jar, which he then destroyed in a food processor. maryferrell.org/showDoc.h…
Today I learned of the Marmite Crisis (Marmageddon) of 2012-13 in New Zealand. After a cooling tower at the only factory broke down, Marmite was dubbed "Black Gold". Value of jars increased to over NZ$800 on auction sites. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Composer Frederic Chopin's actual heart is pickled in a jar of alcohol in Warsaw nytimes.com/2017/11/06/ar…
Robert Downey Jr. pissed in jars and left them lying around the set of "Zodiac" to protest not having enough time to go to his trailer and relax. dlisted.com/2012/08/11/rd…
You can attach a mason jar to a blender. Now you don't need a food processor simplyrecipes.com/recipes…
During development of the Star Wars prequels, George Lucas was warned by his animation team that the character Jar Jar Binks came across poorly. Lucas responded by saying he specifically wanted to keep the character in to appeal to small children age 12 and younger wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar_Ja…
Honey never goes bad, and archaeologists have tasted 2000 year old jars of honey found in Egyptian tombs benefits-of-honey.com/hon…
Today I learned of a music video by the band Ok Go that made use of 55 pianos, 288 electric guitars, and thousands of other homemade instruments like drums and glass jars. The video was filmed in the Mojave Desert where the band was in a car driving through contraptions that were holding up the instruments. youtube.com/watch?v=MejbO…
950,000 jars of peanut butter was dumped in a New Mexico landfill after Costco refused to take shipment. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
The first marketing pun was found in ancient Pompeii , found in a wine jar "bearing what is apparently the world's earliest known marketing pun,Vesuvinum (combining Vesuvius and the Latin for wine, vinum). en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
Is takes about 1,100 peanuts to fill a standard 500 mL jar of peanut butter youtube.com/watch?v=4iUdu…
Elvis' favourite sandwich was the 'Fool's Gold Loaf', which consisted a hollowed out loaf of bread, filled with 1 jar of creamy peanut butter, 1 jar of grape jelly & 1 pound of bacon. wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool's…

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