20 US soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor for the Wounded Knee Massacre of as many as 300 men, women, and children Lakota indians by the US army en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wou…
In 1957 at an MLB game a woman was hit by a foul ball. It broke her nose. The game was paused as medics came to tend to her. As they carried her away on a stretcher, play resumed and a foul ball then struck her as she was being carried off by the medics. The second ball broke a bone in her knee. billy-ball.com/2010/04/de…
A footballer ended up in hospital after it was discovered he had an opponents teeth in his knee bbc.co.uk/sport/football/…
20 Medal of Honor recipients were involved in the Wounded Knee Massacre en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
On the set of Kill Bill, Uma Thurman had been on a serious car crash because director Quentin Tarantino insisted she perform her own driving stunts. Thurman knew the car wasn't safe but Tarantino insisted and she caved. Thurman permanently damaged her neck and her knee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
Archibald Roosevelt,son of President Teddy Roosevelt,was wounded during WW1. He rejoined the army during WW2 and was wounded in the same knee as he had been during WW1,making him only American to ever be classified as 100% disabled twice for the same wound incurred in two different wars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
The creator of the Rolodex also invented the Swivodex, an inkwell that did not spill, Punchodex, a paper hole puncher and the Clipodex, a stenographer's aid that attached to the knee webarchive.loc.gov/all/20…
20 US soldiers were given the Medal of Honor for their participation in the Wounded Knee Massacre werehistory.org/medal-of-…
Daniel Craig did all his stunts himself for the Bond franchise and has been injured multiple times including having his two front teeth shattered, losing the tip of a finger, spraining his arm, his knee, and twisting his ankle. esquire.com/entertainment…
Mysterious metal mini-awnings set knee-high on some London exteriors are urine deflectors. β€œA man may sometimes walk a mile before he can meet with a suitable" outdoor pee site, fussed an 1809 London writer who condemned the inventions that "conduct the stream into the shoes of the luckless." atlasobscura.com/places/u…
Today I learned about Dewey Beard, the last Native American veteran of the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. In 1892, his family was killed by the US Army at the Wounded Knee Massacre, and he was shot. In 1942, the Department of War confiscated his land to form a firing range. He died in poverty in 1955. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dew…
Prince was an amazing ten pin bowler who wore furry knee high boots to the bowling alley and could throw a strike at will. themalestrom.com/intervie…
In 2014, scientists trying to understand dinosaur movement decided to strap artificial dinosaur tails to chickens to change their center of mass. Chickens raised with these tails demonstrated a more hip-driven movement associated with dinosaurs than the knee-driven movement of chickens. journals.plos.org/plosone…
NFL running back Robert Edwards was fresh off a 1,000 yard rookie season when he destroyed his knee in a beach football game at the Pro Bowl. His NFL career was ruined and his team, the New England Patriots, would go on to win 3 Super Bowls in the next 6 years without him. theglobeandmail.com/sport…
Daniel Craig has been injured 5 times while playing James Bond. He does all of his own stunts, and has had his two front teeth smashed out, lost the tip of a finger, sprained his arm and knee in separate incidents, and pulled his ankle. esquire.com/entertainment…
In 2019, Roderick Sewell became the first-ever above-the-knee double-amputee to complete the grueling Ironman World Championship on prosthetic legs. The race included him completing a 112 mile bike ride he completed by pedaling a recumbent bike with his arms. sandiegouniontribune.com/…
Today I learned about the power of placebo. In a 2002 study spanning two years, people with osteoarthritis improved equally whether they were given knee surgery or tricked into thinking they received it. painscience.com/biblio/fa…
A 4 year old boy fell and scraped his knee at the beach. Couple of weeks later a black bump started growing on his knee. When squeezed, a live snail emerged from the bump. The boy adopted the snail and named it "Turbo" after his favorite cartoon character. edition.cnn.com/2013/08/1…
Jean-Pierre Adams, former french footballer has been in coma for 36 years now (since 1982) following a knee surgery cnn.com/2016/01/04/footba…
British woman Amethyst Realm cheated on her living fiance with a ghost, claimed she had sex with 20 other ghosts, & got engaged to a ghost with whom she joined the Mile High Club. He proposed after a 9 month courtship. Realm said: β€œThere was no going down on one knee β€” he doesn’t have knees." foxnews.com/lifestyle/bri…
Flamingos bend their legs at the ankle, not the knee rd.com/culture/weird-fact…
In 2008, Mike Schultz, a pro snowmobile racer, had his left leg amputated above the knee. Seven months later, he was zooming around on a dirt bike wearing a prosthetic leg that he designed and built himself. X Games 8x gold medalist motocross snowcross and Gold Silver paralympic Snowboarding. nypost.com/2020/01/24/x-g…
Today I learned of JΓ©rΓ΄me of Sandy Cove, a mysterious deaf-mute man who was found on a beach in 1863 with both legs amputated above the knee. He never spoke a word for the rest of his life and died in 1912. His origins are still unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
Babies are born without proper knee caps. Instead they have cartilage on their knees that eventually hardens into bone. The lack of boney knee caps makes them more flexible during birth and while learning to crawl and walk. health.howstuffworks.com/…
Today I learned of Jean-Pierre Adams, a French footballer who has been in a coma for 37 years after a botched knee surgery. newsweek.com/jean-pierre-…
According to Marco Polo's writings, Ghenghis Khan died from an injury caused by an arrow to the knee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Today I learned of Zintkala Nuni, a four month old Lakota Sioux baby found alive after the Wounded Knee Massacre who was adopted by General Leonard Colby and his wife. General Colby later abandoned the child, married the nanny, and likely fathered a child with Zintkala when reunited years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zin…
Today I learned of Lost Bird, a Lakota child who was found under the frozen corpse of her mother after four days in a snowbank, adopted by a General, and lived a brief, terrible life. Later buried at Wounded Knee. hmdb.org/marker.asp?marke…
Today I learned of the Wounded Knee Massacre, an incident between the US Army and the Lakota Tribe whereby 150 to 300 unarmed Lakota were killed. 20 soldiers received Medals of Honor for the incident, including one for "conspicuous bravery in rounding up and bringing to the skirmish line a stampeded pack mule." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wou…
Sioux Indians peacefully surrendered as their land was being stolen, then still were attacked by US forces in the Wounded Knee Massacre en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
Margot Robbie initially thought the script for I, Tonya was fiction. She wasn't aware of Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan or anything to do with the knee-bashing incident. Since there was no one who could match Tonya's skating technique they had to handle it with visual effects vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Recreational runners had less chance of developing knee and hip arthritis compared to nonrunners, sedentary individuals and competitive runners. cozadpt.com/Portals/0/Run…
An inhabitant of the island of Sark who feels wronged can throw his hat to the ground, take a knee, and recite the Lord's Prayer in Norman French and then say: "Haro, haro, haro! A mon aide mon Prince, on me fait tort!". The wrongdoer must stop immediately, while a complaint is made to court. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
A grown man is knocked over by ankle deep water if it's moving at 6.7 mph, by knee depth at 4 mph, and waist depth at 2.6 mph. This is one reason tsunamis are so dangerous. (Pdf) oregongeology.org/pubs/ca…
A Japanese gymnast, Shun Fujimoto, once broke his knee at the Olympics in 1976 but didn't tell anyone and performed miraculously despite his injury, winning his team the gold medal forwardwalking.com/2012/0…
While filming the scene where the company hunts the orcs across Rohan, Aragorn had two broken toes, Legolas a cracked rib and Gimli a dislocated knee - and they kept on running despite the pain youtube.com/watch?v=unHW5…
The β€œknee” we see on a flamingo’s leg is actually an ankle, and they are naturally so stable that you can stand one up on one leg when it’s dead. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Even though Congress has apologized for the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre in which Army troops surrounded 350 disarmed Lakota with rapid fire artillery and massacred them, killing at least 150, the 20 Medals of Honor awarded to US troops for the massacre, have never been rescinded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wou…
Archie Roosevelt, son of US President Theodore Roosevelt, is the only American to ever be classified 100% disabled twice for the same wound incurred in two separate wars. He suffered severe wounds in WWI which included a broken knee and a grenade shattered the same knee in WWII. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Tom Cruise enjoyed wrestling on his high school’s team, a knee injury left him unable to play, which sent him looking for another way to spend his timeβ€”and it inevitably lead him to audition for the school’s production of Guys and Dolls. bestlifeonline.com/tom-cr…
50% of knee dislocations spontaneously relocate before the person arrives at the hospital en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kne…
Today I learned about StanisΕ‚aw Szukalski. A genius sculptor who got into Krakow's Academy of Fine Arts, when he was 14 years old, by just sculpting a model's knee instead of their entire body. culture.pl/en/article/pol…
Today I learned of Lisa Bufano who, after losing both legs below the knee and all fingers and thumbs due to a Staph infection at 21, became a performance artists and dancer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
NASA's Project Gemini space program is pronounced to rhyme with "knee"(Jeh-mih-nee) and not "eye", like the constellation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
During Spetsnaz training recruits are woken in the middle of the night and thrown into a corridor that is filled knee high with blood and organs. They then have to escape said corridor while being chased by a very angry dog. jrbooksonline.com/HTML-do…
A believed reason for Genghis Khan's death was an arrow to the knee channel.nationalgeographi…
Today I learned of Meier-Gorlin Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes those affected to have dwarfism, small brains, lack of knee caps, and other abnormalities, despite having normal lifespan and intellect. ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition…
There’s a type of amputation where the leg is rotated and the foot is used as a joint for the knee amputee-coalition.org/res…
It's the Flamingo's ankle that we see bending in a backward direction, not their knee. aviary.org/animals/Americ…
When professional skateboarder Sergio Yuppie entered his first ever tournament, he wanted to find a way to stand out from the other competitors, so he found a smashed beer can, attached it to his helmet, and whilst performing a knee slide would drag his head across the pavement, creating sparks youtu.be/qu3I6qJp1Mg?t=3m…

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