Today I learned of TV Pickup in England which refers to a phenomenon that affects electricity generation and transmission networks. It happens a lot during "Tea Time" where folks start their electric kettles all at once. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
Only one shot was fired in the β€œKettle War” of 1784, between the Netherlands and the Holy Roman Empire. It hit a kettle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ket…
A group of vultures is referred to differently depending on what they're observed doing: "kettle", "committee" or "wake." The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committee refers to vultures resting on the ground or in trees. Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vul…
Britain's power stations have to learn television schedules to anticipate when there will be a huge power draw as everyone turns on their electric kettles during a break in a soap opera or sporting event. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
Lincoln’s voice was actually high pitched and relatively shrill. Many people claimed it sounded like a tea kettle. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Most American's don't have electric kettles in their kitchens to boil water. uk.businessinsider.com/wh…
There’s a waterfall where nobody knows where the water goes. Minnesota’s Devil’s Kettle Falls dumps into a giant pothole with no seeable exit. Researchers have poured dye, ping-pong balls, even logs into it, then watched the lake for any sign of them. So far, none have ever been found. mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tou…
The Hubble Space Telescope consumes less power than a kitchen kettle. hubblesite.org/the_telesc…
Devil's Kettle a waterfall in Minnesota disappears after it falls in to a pothole. There are many theories but scientists have now concluded that it's just an optical illusion by stream gauging the volume, after throwing logs and pingpong balls into it to find it on the other side for years startribune.com/scientist…
"TV Pickup" is a phenomenon wherein people in Britain all simultaneously turn on their electric kettles during commercial TV breaks causing massive power surges countrywide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
Today I learned of a phenomenon where during TV commercial breaks, a large majority of Britain will decide to do things that drain electricity, such as the kettle, at the same time, thus causing 200-400MW demand on the grid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
All the British armored vehicles have a built-in kettle that can be used to make tea whenever the crew want it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boi…
The UK has a powerstation that's primary function is to deal with the power demand spike caused by people switching on their kettles during TV ad breaks. The power station is built inside of a moutain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Din…
There is a waterfall in Minnesota called the Devil's Kettle that empties half its contents into a sinkhole. The outlet has yet to be found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
There's a giant hole called the Devil’s Kettle that swallows half a river and no one has any idea where it goes. Over the years, researchers and the curious have poured dye, pingpong balls, & logs into the kettle, then searched for any sign of their reappearance. So far none has ever been found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Both the British Brodie Helmet and the German Stahlhelm in World War 1 were intentionally designed to resemble the medieval English Kettle Hat and the German Sallet helmets respectively. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
A group of vultures in flight is called a "kettle" while a group sitting in a tree is called a "committee" and a group eating is called a "wake". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vul…
The Cheyenne chief Black Kettle, a major advocate for peace and coexistence between white settlers and Native Americans, was twice attacked by American troops despite explicit agreements of non-hostility, resulting in the death and mutilation of he and at least two hundred Cheyenne villagers pbs.org/weta/thewest/peop…
British power companies have to be ready for the usage surge caused by Brits simultaneously turning on their electric kettles to make tea during commercial breaks in popular TV shows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
There is a waterfall called The Devil's Kettle, a mystery to scientists because the western half of the water flows into a pothole. However, every attempt to trace the path of this half of the river once the water has gone into the pothole has failed. unmuseum.org/devils_kettl…
The British National Grid has to prepare for certain times of the day when everyone puts a kettle on for tea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
There are extreme power surges caused in the UK because of everyone turning on their tea kettles at the same time. They even have special power stations to deal with this issue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
The physics behind why tea kettles whistle was not well understood until 2013. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
There's rather strong evidence that water in the Devil's Kettle waterfall simply rejoins the rest of the river shortly down its course. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
The Vibrator was the 5th domestic appliance to be electrified, after the sewing machine, fan, kettle, and toaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vib…
The English invented a machine that functioned as both an alarm clock and a kettle. They were designed so the user would have a freshly made cup of tea at their bedside as soon as they woke up in the morning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea…
Specific terms for some groups of birds: "Parliament of owls" and "Kettle of hawks" and "Murder of crows" and "Conspiracy of ravens" and "Convocation of eagles." hutchnews.com/special_sec…
There is a waterfall known as "The Devil's Kettle" where the water vanishes in a pothole, people have thrown dyes, logs and other things into it and have been unable to find where it goes. gowaterfalling.com/waterf…
Spring Byington (1886-1971), iconic "Mom" of films & TV, was bisexual. Married & mother of two, she reportedly had a decades long relationship with Marjorie Main (Ma Kettle). She was also an avid astronomer, sci-fi buff, & owned a coffee plantation in Brazil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…
If you are using a plastic kettle to boil water for your tea then you are exposing yourself to Bisphenol A (BPA) on a daily basis toneuptoronto.com/2014/06…
There is an unusual waterfall in Brule River called the Devil's Kettle that empties half its contents into a sinkhole. The outlet has yet to be found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Brighton Beach was bought from the Indians back in 1645 for a gun, a blanket and a kettle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Today I learned of the mystery of Devil's Kettle Falls, where a river in Minnesota splits and one waterfall disappears. mnn.com/earth-matters/wil…
The vibrator was the fifth domestic appliance to be electrified, after the sewing machine, fan, tea kettle, and toaster, and about a decade before the vacuum cleaner and electric iron en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vib…
Today I learned of a phenomenon in the UK where a simultaneous TV and Electric Tea Kettle usage during peak soap opera hours cause a surge of up to 400 MW on the grid. And that they have power stations ready to accommodate the extra demand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
Today I learned that the British power grid must prepare for and predict moments of heavy refrigerator and kettle use for breaks during pivotal sport games and soap opera episodes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
The UK has a dedicated power station for when large amounts of people turn on their electric kettles during advertisement breaks of popular TV shows en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Din…
"Stinking Bishop" pears, and the famous cheese made with them, acquired their name on account of the foul reputation of the variety's breeder, a Mr Bishop. He allegedly once shot his kettle after it came to the boil too slowly for his liking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sti…
Brits putting the kettle on following the royal wedding caused a power surge equivalent to one fifth of the power needed to launch the space shuttle -The Royal Wedding by numbers [BBC] bbc.co.uk/news/uk-1324864…
Workers at the British Grid brace the system for a surge in energy at the end of popular television shows, as people around the country go to boil a kettle of water. geek.com/geek-cetera/tea-…
Television viewing patterns of the British people are so synchronized that their electrical system is strained regularly by the use of electric kettles by millions of people all at once en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
The vibrator was the fifth domestic appliance to be electrified, after the sewing machine, fan, tea kettle, and toaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vib…
The Devils Kettle, the waterfall in the movie Jennifer's Body actually exists in Minnesota, USA slate.com/blogs/atlas_obs…
Vibrators were the fifth domestic appliance to be electrified, after the sewing machine, fan, tea kettle, and toaster, and about a decade before the vacuum cleaner and electric iron. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/V…
There was a war where the only causality was a kettle with soup inside. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ket…
A piteousness of doves, an army of frogs, a kettle of hawks, a bloat of hippopotamuses, a cackle of hyenas, a mess of iguanas, a mischief of mice, a barrel of monkeys, a parliament of owls, a superfluity of nuns, an unkindness of ravens, and an ambush of tigers are all accepted collective nouns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of TV Pickup- a power shortage phenomenon in the UK caused by the mass use of kettles to make tea during commercial breaks. theguardian.com/environme…
In 1902, American company Hamilton Beach patented the first electric vibrator for consumer retail sale as opposed to medical usage, making the vibrator the 5th domestic appliance to be electrified, after the sewing machine, fan, tea kettle, and toaster, and a decade before the vacuum and iron. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vib…
The British national energy grid has to prepare for certain times of the day when everyone puts on a kettle for tea. The daily power surge from electrical kettles is usually between 200-400 megawatts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
The popular British soap opera EastEnders is so popular that it is responsible for a surge in electrical usage as people turn on their tea kettles just before they start watching the show geek.com/news/tea-time-in…
The Kettle War was a brief conflict between the Dutch and the Austrians. There was only one shot fired which hit an Austrian kettle. After which the Austrians promptly surrendered. The Wikipedia entry labelled casualties and losses is particularly amusing. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/K…
When some early New England Indians were given copper and brass kettles as trading items, they would often cut them up to make jewelry instead of using them as cooking utensils. books.google.com/books?id…
The British main battle tank is equipped with a special kettle so the crew can brew tea while in combat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
- There's a giant hole in the Brule River called the "Devils Kettle" that swallows half of the rivers water and nobody has an idea where it goes. mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tou…
1.75 million tea kettles in Britain are simultaneously turned on after a popular TV show which adds 3 gigawatts of demand to the national grid at once. bbc.co.uk/britainfromabov…
"Lobster kettle" was a Victorian euphemism for sex. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
The energy spike following England's loss to West Germany in the 1990 World Cup penalty shoot out was equivalent to 1.1 million kettles being switched on simultaneously nextenergynews.co.uk/news…
Weber Grill has their own restaurant where they cook everything on customized versions of kettle grills. webergrillrestaurant.com/…
There was a war between the English and the Dutch called the Kettle War where the only casualty was a soup kettle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ket…
One particularly dramatic double header episode of British drama Coronation Street resulted in a huge power surge measuring 800MW as watchers turned on their electric tea kettles all at once at the end of the double header. manchestereveningnews.co.…
The Kessel Run was a real thing. The Luftwaffe made Kessel (eng: kettle) Runs in support of the Reich's Sixth Army after being encircled at Stalingrad during the Soviet Union's Operation Uranus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The Weber company made its first kettle grills from the half-dome metal sheets for marine buoys they were manufacturing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web…
Freetown, MA was purchased for 20 coats, two rugs, two iron pots, two kettles, one little kettle, eight pairs of shoes, six pairs of stockings, one dozen hoes, one dozen hatchets, and two yards of broadcloth in 1659 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
The British National Grid plans for a power surge around teatime as everyone turns their kettles on at once. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
Desmond Llewelyn, who portrayed gadget maker Q in 17 James Bond films, was "hopeless with gadgets" and could "hardly put on a kettle, let alone set a video." imdb.com/name/nm0005155/b…
The Indians that owned the land around Toronto sold it to the British Crown for: Some cash, 2,000 gun flints, 24 brass kettles, 120 mirrors, 24 laced hats, a bale of flowered flannel, and 96 gallons of rum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor…
You can freeze kettle corn and it will stay fresh for up to 6 months! oldtimekettlecorn.com/

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