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…
Humans have jumped further than horses in the Olympics: The record for the longest human long jump is greater than the world record for longest horse long jump. Mike Powell set the record in 1991 by jumping 8.95 meters, and the horse Extra Dry set the record in 1900 by jumping 6.10 m. olympic.org/news/strange-…
The Batmobile from the Nolan films is several fully drivable custom vehicles capable of reaching over 90mph (145kph) and actually performed every stunt seen in the films, including the rooftop jump between two buildings. youtu.be/ydtGew7bWuw
Today I learned of Operation Long Jump,an alleged German plan to simultaneously assassinate Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt, the "Big Three" Allied leaders, at the 1943 Tehran Conference during World War II. warfarehistorynetwork.com…
Today I learned of the Dancing Inmates of the CPDRC ( a prison in the Philippines). In 2006 the head of the Prison, Byron F. Garcia, was inspired watching The Shawshank Redemption and introduced an exercise program with music. Up to 1500 inmates have performed various songs like Thriller, My Sharona & Jump. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPD…
Some people with anxiety may actively resist relaxation in favor of worrying, with a study suggesting that it's a way to avoid a large jump in anxiety if something bad really does happen. news.psu.edu/story/588426…
The standard High Jump Technique was created by one Person, which was considered weird at that time youtu.be/Id4W6VA0uLc
'Catastrophizing'. A cognitive distortion that prompts people to jump to the worst possible conclusion after a minor setback. When a situation is upsetting but safe, they still feel like they are in the midst of a huge crisis. Getting enough sleep can also help keep 'catastrophizing' in check. youtu.be/b4pP6HyXRMI
A study of 11 years of Base Jumping showed each jump carried a 1 in 2,317 chance of dying, compared to 1 in 101,083 for sky diving. The chances an individual base jumper will die in a year (annual fatality risk per person) is even higher: 1 in 60, and 72% had witnessed death or serious injury. telegraph.co.uk/men/activ…
A man called Roland the Farter was required to perform one jump, one whistle, and one fart each Christmas for King Henry II in return for a 30-acre estate. zmescience.com/other/offb…
Bud Sailors, 6'5", would tease his younger brother, Kenny Sailors, 5'7", playing basketball, "Kenny, this isn't the game for you. It's for big men. Tall men." So Kenny invented what is known today as the Jump Shot. wbur.org/onlyagame/2016/0…
Bees can sense the Electric fields of Flowers. Videos show that when the positively charged bee arrives at the negatively charged flower...pollen literally jumps from the flower to the bee. The bee may fly over to the flower but at close quarters, the flower also flies over to the bee. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
In 2005 a woman in Arkansas survived hitting parking lot asphalt face-first during her first solo jump after her main chute failed and reserve malfunctioned, only to learn during surgery that she was pregnant. The baby also survived. people.com/celebrity/preg…
Flea circuses using live fleas still exist. Operators choose fleas that show a predisposition to jump or walk, then harness them around their necks using thin gold wire and attach them to props which the fleas then move. Fleas are usually harnessed for the whole of their short lives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
In 559 BC a chinese prisoner was sentenced to death by being flown off the top of a large tower attached to a kite. He survived the flight, and claimed the record of the highest jump survived by a person in the process. He was later starved to death in prison. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yua…
Today I learned of CSX 8888, known as "crazy eights": A runaway train that ran uncontrolled through Ohio for two hours at up to 82 km/h. Police tried to stop it by shooting at a fuel cut-off switch and it was eventually stopped by a second locomotive chasing behind it so an engineer could jump aboard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX…
Cartoonist Otto Eppers was charged with attempted suicide after surviving a jump off of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1910. A judge dismissed the charge commenting β€œWell, he seems very much alive, doesn't he?” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ott…
The Fosbury Flop is so successful as a high jump technique because it allows the jumper’s centre of mass to travel underneath the bar large.stanford.edu/course…
Hip hop trio House Of Pain's (famous for "Jump Around") name is a reference to H.G. Wells' "The Island of Dr Moreau" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou…
, 11 GM buses were used for filming the 1994 film Speed. While the ramp gap jump was filmed in one take, some other buses had the front cut off for filming of inside shots of the bus. These scenes took place on California freeways. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
In the midnight of Dec 29, 2011 Samoa loses a day and jumps forward in time to Dec. 31, 2011 without experiencing Dec 30 as they move westward of international dateline. The switch was made to improve ties with major trade partners in Australia and New Zealand. bbc.com/news/world-asia-1…
A Kangaroo cannot jump if you hold its tail. This is due to how vital its muscular tail is when it comes to hopping. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The first custom ringtone ever made was of Van Halen's "Jump" 99percentinvisible.org/ep…
Atlanta artist TI has saved at least two people from suicide attempts. One of them was the lead singer of Creed, Scott Stapp. The other was a 24-year-old Atlanta resident who was going to jump from a 22-story building. After hearing about the situation, TI drove to the scene to help. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.I…
'Jump round' was mean't for Cypress Hill but they turned it down, then it was offered to Ice Cube who also refused it, finally it was given to House of Pain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jum…
There was a research paper which claimed that people who jump out of an airplane with an empty backpack have the same chances of surviving as those who jump with a parachute. It only stated that the plane was grounded in the second part of the paper. letsgetsciencey.com/do-pa…
It was first assumed that the sharks in the freshwater Lake Nicaragua were an endemic species, but it was later observed that the sharks were able to jump up and down the rapids of the freshwater San Juan River (which connects Lake Nicaragua and the Caribbean Sea) like salmon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
Maggots can jump by curling their bodies, sticking themselves together and then pumping body fluids into one part until they unstick and explode upwards from the force theatlantic.com/science/a…
Jumps are classified by what kind of foot transfer happens. You hop on one foot, you leap from one foot to the other. Jumping is two feet to two feet. Assemble is jumping from two feet but landing on one, and Sissonne is jumping from one foot and landing on two. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jum…
The commonly played version of the famous Eiffel 65 song "Blue(Da Ba Dee)" is actually one of three versions created, and is known as the "DJ Ponte Ice Pop Mix". Two other versions created at the same time, the "Dub Mix" and "Glamour Jump Cut" exist, but rarely see airplay or recognition. youtube.com/watch?v=epnsR…
The β€œBASE" in BASE jumping is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span, and earth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAS…
During the 1918 Flu Epidemic that spread around the globe, killing millions, children invented a jump-rope rhyme, based on what they overheard from their parents. "I had a little bird and her name was Enza. I opened the window and In-Flew-Enza". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski…
Today I learned of Sarah Ann Henley, who survived a 75-metre jump because her billowing skirt slowed her fall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
A man who survived a jump from the Golden Gate Bridge but broke his back on impact was saved from drowning by a sea lion who kept him afloat until rescuers could reach him. abc.net.au/news/2015-03-0…
Lana Del Rey has over 100 unreleased songs and used to go by many different monikers, including "Sparkle Jump Rope Queen" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned about Chionis of Sparta, an ancient Greek Olympian whose long jump record of over 7 meters at the Olympic games of 656 BC would have won him gold at the 1896 Olympics and placed him in the top eight of the next 10 games, through the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Superman didn't get the ability to fly till the 1940's. Before his first animated film in 1941, he could jump really high (1/8th of a mile, to be specific) but then had to land back on earth. His power to jump over buildings was actually supposed to be taken literally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
A man who committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge had left a suicide note that read "I'm going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I won't jump." vice.com/en_us/article/wd…
Bounty hunting is legal in most parts of the United States and in some states bounty hunters can even enter private property to arrest without a warrant or permission. They also have caught "about 90% of people who jump bail". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bou…
The small hopping insect Issus Coleoptratus uses toothed gears on its joints to precisely synchronize the kicks of its hind legs as it jumps forward. This insect has the only mechanical gears ever found in nature smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Josie Jump was removed from Balamory after a few series after disagreements happened between the BBC and Josie's "house" owner. The house was actually a working hotel, and the owner got fed up with the tourists, so he told some children that he "killed Josie and put her under the hotel patio". telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
Kazuhiko Torishima, editor of Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball, only started working at Shueisha (publisher of Weekly Shōnen Jump) because he wanted to work on Japanese Playboy. Torishima was disapointed when Shueisha started sending him boxes of manga as he had never worked with manga before. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaz…
In Norse mythology, there is a squirrel named "Ratatoskr" who runs up and down the tree of realms. Only to relay insults from someone named "Nidhogg" to other gods living in different realms. As well as a deer named "Four Stags" who jumps from the metaphysical branches of the tree to other usefulcharts.com/products…
Artist Tracey Emin exhibited 'My Bed'. The stained bed she was in for 4 days during a bout of depression. Two other artists did "Two Naked Men Jump into Tracey's Bed" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_…
The Indian Bullfrog male, during the monsoon mating season, turns from drab green to yellow in color and their vocal sacks turn blue. Their loud bellows and changed appearance are key in attracting females.These frogs are able to jump right out of water as though on land despite their huge size. zmescience.com/ecology/an…
Today I learned about HPP (High Places Phenomenon), the experience of a sudden urge to jump when in a high place. Although it has been speculated to be associated with suicidal ideation, data has proposed that it stems from a misinterpreted safety signal (i.e., survival instinct). headspace.com/blog/2017/0…
The Pearl Harbor memorial development had slowed to a halt, only for Elvis to jump in and contribute 50,000 dollars through his "Aloha from Hawaii" benefit concert. biography.com/news/elvis-…
The Toyi-toyi was a dance used in protests in South Africa, especially against apartheid, where crowds would jump from one foot to the other youtube.com/watch?v=XPuQB…
Today I learned of Dr Randy Lovelace II, a Lt. Col. in the US Army Air Corps who worked on oxygen systems for high altitude jumps. In 1943 he volunteered to test his mask and jumped from a B17 at 40,000ft. The force of that deceleration knocked him out. tore his gloves off and frostbit his hand but he survived. airforcemedicine.af.mil/N…
When Felix Baumgartner made his world record skydiving jump in 2012 he reached a top speed of 1,357.64 km/h (843.6 mph). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fel…

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