A study conducted in 195 countries, over a 26-year period, concluded that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. The researchers admitted that moderate drinking may protect against heart disease, but found that the risk of cancer and other diseases outweighs these protections bbc.com/news/health-45283…
, aroundf 2.1 billion years ago, there existeed several multicellular organisms, that were likely one of the first forays into multicellularity, they coincided with a brief moment of increased oxygen levels and went extinct after the levels dropped, they do not have any modern-day descendants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The biggest amount of gold on earth is stored in its core and if extracted, it could cover the surface in a knee-high level. worldatlas.com/amp/articl…
New York’s Five Mafia Families received millions of dollars for contracts for the Ground Zero debris clean up and engaged in a variety of schemes from no show jobs for high level bosses to illegally dumping debris nydailynews.com/archives/…
In WWII, the Japanese ambassador to Nazi Germany became one of the Western Allies greatest and highest-level sources in Berlin, offering up information on the invasion of the Soviet Union, German defenses at the Atlantic Wall, and more...without ever knowing his cables had been decrypted en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hir…
Germany built one aircraft carrier during ww2 which was discovered in 2006 260 feet below sea level en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
Staying awake for more than 24 hours brings deficiencies in performance equivalent to having a blood alcohol level of more than 0.10. Most western developed countries consider 0.05 BAC as the threshold for intoxication. nature.com/articles/40775
Radiohead used "Creep" to test sound levels before recording. It was an old song of theirs. They had no intention of ever recording it. archive.boston.com/ae/mus…
Today I learned of .kkrieger, a 2004 FPS game that is 96k in size and uses procedural/randomly generated levels. The game is so small that screenshots of the game running can be bigger than the game itself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.kk…
As far back as 1928, the USSR had a water-based analog computer that used functioned by careful manipulation of water through a room full of interconnected pipes and pumps, water levels to store numbers, and rate of flow between them represented math operations. Used until the 1970s. digitaljournal.com/articl…
Before elevators the piano nobile or noble level (first storey in European terms; second floor in American terms) had the best rooms with large windows and balconies, avoiding the damp and smell of the street. Some newer buildings preserve the tradition. architecturalobserver.com…
Ponzi schemes are at their highest levels in ten years. There were at least 60 major Ponzi schemes in 2020 alone, costing investors over $3 billion. The SEC and others say "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." cnbc.com/2020/02/11/ponzi…
Commercial American baby foods are tainted with dangerous levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury oversight.house.gov/sites…
Today I learned of Ramsar, Iran the most naturally radioactive place on earth. Current studies show a possible radioadaptive effect that allows the residents to live with over 10x the safe levels of radiation exposure. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsar…
The human body literally glows, emitting a visible light in extremely small quantities at levels that rise and fall with the day, scientists now reveal. Past research has shown that the body emits visible light, 1,000 times less intense than the levels to which our naked eyes are sensitive. nbcnews.com/id/wbna320909…
A Harvard research showed that having no friends is as deadly as smoking. Researchers have discovered a link between loneliness and the levels of blood-protein which can cause heart attacks and strokes newsweek.com/study-shows-…
At birth babies eyes aren't developed enough to perceive colour or depth, it usually takes about 6 months for their vision to reach adult levels. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
Wheelie bins manufactured and/or sold in the EU must be measured on the volume of noise they make when the lid is shut and when moved over irregular ground and the "guaranteed sound power level" must be "visibly, legibly and indelibly" fixed to it. eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-c…
Today I learned about "Daughter from California" Syndrome, in which a dying, elderly hospital patient receives a visit from a long-lost relative, who -- in shock over the patient's level of deterioration -- guiltily tries to assert themselves as caregiver, while demanding aggressive, unrealistic treatment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dau…
In the early 1900s, it was believed that human cells in culture would proliferate continuously, but Leonard Hayflick proved that cells β€œremember” their replication level and have a limit to the number of times they can divide, also that cancer cells do not, so only they are immortal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
Air traffic controllers get a break every 2 hours. When controllers remain "on position" for more than 2 hours without a break, performance can deteriorate rapidly, even at low traffic levels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
In 1963 the US Atomic Energy Commission considered the possibility of excavating an alternate rout to the Suez Canal by blasting a path across Israel using 520 two-megaton nuclear bombs. Intended to be sea level with no locks, the greatest depth of excavation required would 1500 feet. osti.gov/opennet/servlets…
If funding remained at 1969 Apollo mission levels, NASA planned to develop such elements as a lunar orbit station in 1978, a lunar surface base in 1980, and a manned mission to Mars in 1981 or 1983 thespacereview.com/articl…
In 2016, a study that examined over 464,000 recordings of pop music recorded between 1955-2010 found that since the 1960s, pop music had less variety in pitch progressions, grown average loudness levels, less diverse instrumentation and recording techniques, and less timbral variety en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Rockstar can cause jitteriness, anxiety, and high blood sugar levels. If mixed with alcohol, it may also mask the level of alcohol intoxication. Rockstar Original was named Worst Energy Drink by Men's Health magazine for having 280 calories due to 67.5 grams of sugar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
The tallest mountain from base to summit is not Mt. Everest but instead Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii; Everest stands 29,035 feet (8850 m) above sea level but Mauna Kea is ~33,500 feet (~10211 m) tall with over half of its height underwater oceanservice.noaa.gov/fac…
Today I learned about Pain Asymbolia, a brain condition that results in people being able to feel, but not be bothered by, even extreme levels of pain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pai…
In 2013 Lucasarts games had a game in development following Boba Fett going through the criminal underworld of Coruscant's level 1313. According to interviews the staff was inspired by the GTA series. The Game was cancelled when Lucasarts was acquired by Disney and laid off most of their staff. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Drinking coffee can make you feel happier by increasing dopamine levels ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The main cause of "soft errors" in computer memory is cosmic rays. Systems buried in caves have a negligible rate of cosmic-ray induced soft errors; computers on mountains have a far higher error rate than at sea level; and the rate of errors in aircraft can be over 300 times the sea level rate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sof…
Homicide levels in medieval England were at least 10 times what they are today. historyextra.com/period/m…
Today I learned of the Garn Scale, an informal test used to measure the severity of space sickness. It was named after senator and astronaut Jake Garn, who vomited so severely in space that he represents the maximum level of space sickness that anyone can ever attain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
Though the highest point above sea level is still Everest, the furthest point from the Earth's center is actually Mt. Chimborazo, near the Equator. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The Outer Banks in NC, USA is experiencing a 2000+ yr trend of sea level rise and serves as a bellwhether for what other coastal cities may face as global sea levels continue to shift ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/coast…
Levels are sometimes referred to as "spirit levels" because the fluid inside was commonly colored spirit or alcohol for contrast. Today the fluid is usually a dyed ethanol because it doesn't freeze as easily and provides less friction for bubble movement when compared to water. tenrandomfacts.com/spirit…
Between 1940 and 1950 California experienced an explosive level of population growth, swelling from 6,907,387 to 10,586,223, a 47% increase. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
The beaches of Guarapari in Brazil are naturally radioactive. The beaches contain high levels of monzite, which contain uranium and thorium The background radiation is 161 times the background for most places in the U.S. For daily beach goers, this amount is well-above safe levels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Today I learned of the International Nuclear and radiological Event Scale (INES), a logarithmic scale with 7 distinct levels designed to communicate the extent of a nuclear accident. There have been only 2 level 7 events so far, the Chernobyl accident and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
When Shaquille O'Neal bought a Ferrari F355, he had it modified in order to increase legroom to a level acceptable to him. thedrive.com/news/38450/s…
Back in the 19th century, when dentistry was in its infancy and the overconsumption of sugar was causing high levels of tooth decay, dentures were made from the teeth of dead Waterloo soldiers. They used what are now called β€œWaterloo Teeth.” mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Whale earwax analysis can provide a reliable indicator of which substances were present in a whale's body at a given time. Scientists determined by earwax analysis that peaks in stress hormone levels in a group of 20 whales reflected peaks in historical global whaling activity. nature.com/articles/s4146…
Darker manes are correlated to higher testosterone in male lions, resulting in higher levels of aggression and muscle mass. They also get preferential mating with females and other males tend to avoid fighting them. Additionally, they tend to have larger bellies and be well fed. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/scien…
Musth is a biological condition affecting all adult male elephants which occurs 2-3 months each year making them sexually hyperactive. Their testosterone levels are 60 times the usual and they attempt to show their dominance over other male elephants and cause rampage. shentonsafaris.com/blog/m…
The "color bars" we see used on TVs are called SMPTE bars. These bars, which were created in 1951 and became widespread in 1978, are used to calibrate color and audio levels for taped recordings. vice.com/en_us/article/y3…
Sewage sludge contains traces of gold, silver and platinum at levels that would be seen as commercially viable by traditional prospectors. theguardian.com/science/2…
Because the original Pac-Man game stores the level counter as an 8-bit integer, an overflow error occurs when reaching level 256. This causes the level map to only half load, rendering it unbeatable. Making it to level 256 was used as a mark of prestige amongst players. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
The Soviet Union was issued a top-level internet domain just before its 1991 collapse. The domain was never deactivated and has since become a haven for cybercriminals due to its lack of regulation. gizmodo.com/tons-of-hacke…
Today I learned of the Schmidt sting pain index, where entomologist Justin Schmidt studied pain levels from 78 stinging insects on a scale of 0 to 4. He described the weak sting of a digger bee as "almost pleasant, a lover just bit your earlobe a little too hard." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
In 2018 IBM’s AI Project Debater (remember IBM Deep Blue on Jeopardy?) took on world recognized debate champion Harish Natarajan and actually held its own against him. You can skip to the 11:26 mark for the actual debate. Audio level of the AI gets better roughly a minute later. youtu.be/m3u-1yttrVw
An unsolved problem in physics is the arrow of time. Physical processes at the microscopic level are time-symmetric: if the direction of time were to reverse, the theoretical statements that describe them would remain true. But at the macroscopic level, this is not the case. frontiersin.org/articles/…

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