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…
Dolphins have a highly developed spoken language, similar to the human language. This indicates a high level of intelligence and consciousness in dolphins. In addition to this, dolphin brains are somewhat larger and more complex than human ones. sciencedirect.com/science…
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…
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 "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…
In Japan, depending on the occasion or the person you conduct business with, there are different levels of bowing. From lowest to highest level, Eshaku is 15 degrees of torso inclination, Keirei is 30 degrees, and Saikeirei is 45 degrees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow…
A Leaf Blower puts out as much CO in 1 hour as a car does in over 8, as well as a DB level comparable to that of a Table Saw. dec.ny.gov/chemical/10942…
During peak growing season for the Midwest US corn belt, the region undergoes more photosynthesis activity than anywhere else on the planet-- with levels up to 40% greater than observed in the Amazon. jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.ph…
9/11 was good for whales and resulted in their stress levels going down. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Today I learned about Chad Pregracke, who,when he was 23, after witnessing immense levels of trash on the Mississippi River in IL, started a nonprofit to address it. Since then, they have removed 5,000 tons of trash from the Mississippi and it’s tributaries. livinglandsandwaters.org/
There's no evidence that depression is caused by low levels of seratonin. This has been known for decades, and neuroscientists have been trying to debunk this myth to the public for years. The actual mechanism of antidepressants is unknown. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about "The Mendoza Line," the .200 batting average at which a baseball player's defensive abilities don't justify his lack of offense and he's not a professional level player. Although named after shortstop Mario Mendoza, his actual batting average was .215. joeposnanski.substack.com…
Even though the Soviet Union disbanded in 1991, the .su top-level domain remains in use today with over 100,000 .su domains as of July 2020. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.su
Today I learned about Michele Mouton, a former French rally driver. After finishing runner-up in the 1982 WRC, she started competing in the infamous and savage Group B, which was later banned after a string of deaths. Mouton retired as a result, and she remains the last woman to compete in top-level rallying. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Gambling is an addiction similar to chemical addiction. It has been observed that some pathological gamblers have lower levels of norepinephrine than normal gamblers. Norepinephrine is secreted under stress, arousal, or thrill, so pathological gamblers gamble to make up for their under-dosage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
In 2010 a land dispute between India and Bangladesh was solved by rising sea levels. The New Moore Island/South Talpatti in the Sunderbans was completely submerged by water and vanished thus solving the dispute. theguardian.com/world/cif…
A top-level Dutch football club signed up an 18-month old for a ten year contract, after his father posted a video of the boy kicking a ball into his toy chest 3 times in a row. After scribbling his signature for the club, the toddler celebrated with a glass of orange juice en.espn.co.uk/football/sp…
Mushrooms are the only non-animal food with Vitamin D and their vitamin D levels can be increased by placing them in the sun, just like humans ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Thanks to the National Labor Relations Act, an employer cannot prohibit their employees from discussing their salary or wage levels with one another. nlrb.gov/guidance/key-ref…
A single American organization called ICANN currently controls the entire internet domain system at the root. ICANN controls every single top-level domain like .com, .org, .net, .io, and they charge an $185,000 β€œevaluation fee” for new top-level domain applications. wikipedia.org/wiki/ICANN
The White Star Line (the company behind the RMS Titanic) still technically exists today through mergers with other companies. It is part of Carnival Corporation's Cunard Line, and they still use the term "White Star Service" to describe the level of service and care customers will receive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
A dog's cortisol levels are impacted by their owner's cortisol levels and how neurotic they are theguardian.com/science/2…
Donald Duck is an extremely popular pop-icon in Germany, where you can buy his comics at most newsstands. In their version, Donald uses a highly sophisticated level of language and "many Germans credit him with having initiated them into the language of the literary classics". mhpbooks.com/donald-duck-…
Child labor in the United States was largely ended by a photographer named Lewis Wickes Hine. He took child laborers photos at eye level to humanize and personalize each child. He captured nearly identical pictures across the country to show lawmakers this was a systemic problem. youtu.be/ddiOJLuu2mo
Tomato plants fertilized with human urine produce up to four times more fruit and had higher levels of beta-carotene & protein than traditional fertilizers. popsci.com/environment/ar…
Scientists found evidence that a natural nuclear reactor existed in Africa 2 billion years ago. There was a uranium deposit large enough to sustain a chain reaction. It was first noticed when a French power plant's uranium shipment from Africa had decreased levels of fissile uranium-235. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Carbon dioxide levels commonly found in classrooms and offices spaces can decrease higher cognitive function by up to 50%. ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.…
Resting postures used before the invention of the chair, like squatting and kneeling, involve higher levels of muscle activity than chair-sitting. The Hadza hunter-gatherers in Tanzania tend to squat or kneel when they take a break. phys.org/news/2020-03-hun…
The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz wore extremely toxic paint to make her face green. It contained high levels of copper. The actress, Margaret Hamilton, had to be on a strict liquid diet while filming due to this. doyouremember.com/98597/i…
Top-level domain names are owned and sold by countries/territories: .ly belongs to Libya, .io to the British Indian Ocean Territory, .ai to Anguilla, .tv to Tuvalu en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.ly
To avoid confusion, television broadcasts of 'Inception' in Japan include text in the corner of the screen to remind viewers which level of the dream each scene takes place in. famousfix.com/topic/incep…
Today I learned about the Peter principle, where people in a hierarchy tend to rise to their "level of incompetence" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Sexual abstinence in men can raise testosterone levels. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
A study found after a 90 min. workout, athletes who ate organic peanut butter, Clif Shot Bloks, Cytomax powder, PowerBars, & Gatorade showed no difference in insulin, glucose, cholesterol, or triglyceride levels compared to athletes who ate hotcakes, OJ, a hash brown, a hamburger, fries, & Coke. realclearscience.com/jour…
Michael Scott was an Scottish mathematician that appeared in Dante's Inferno which was published in 1314. In the story he was trapped in the 8th level of hell with his head facing backwards to the rest of his body for being a false prophet during his life. scotsman.com/whats-on/art…
Shaft Bottom Boys, a Sudbury local band, played live music at 1,893.8 metres below sea level, and became the offical "deepest-underground-live music" band. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Late EDM producer Avicii's name means "the lowest level of Buddhist hell" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avi…
Delhi Metro was certified by the United Nations in 2011 as the first metro rail and rail-based system in the world to get carbon credits, reducing carbon emission levels in the city by 630,000 tonnes every year. bbc.com/news/world-south-…
Low levels of nicotine can be found in peppers, tomatoes and other members of the Solanaceae flowering plant family. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
In about 600 million years, due to increased luminosity from the sun, all C3 photosynthesis will end and the vast majority of plant life (99% of present day species) will die as a result. This will further result in severely depleted oxygen levels and the end of life complex life on Earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
The fat levels of Kobe beef might sound unhealthy, but it's actually the opposite. Kobe beef is filled with unsaturated fats, which have been shown to lower cholesterol levels. mashed.com/132543/the-sha…
In order to appease Persia for killing their ambassadors, Sparta sent two young noblemen volunteers, Bulis and Sperthias, to offer themselves to be executed in atonement. Xerxes sent the men back, saying that he would not sink to Sparta's level and did not consider Sparta's guilt loosened. heritage-history.com/inde…
The units devised to measure pleasure/dopamine levels measure sex at 200 units whereas methamphetamine at 1,250 units awakeningsrehabilitation.…
The theme song for "The Amanda Show" [1999 - 2002] on Nickelodeon is actually the song from the Wizard Peak level of "Spyro the Dragon" [1998] with lyrics added. screenrant.com/spyro-play…
In Switzerland, applications for citizenship are decided at the municipal level. Hence, if your neighbors find you annoying then they can vote to deny your citizenship. theatlantic.com/internati…
Today I learned of "hunger stones": the Central European practice of marking river levels with carved stones during droughts, to warn future generations that there will be a famine if the water level again gets low enough to see the carving. This has been done at least since 1115, and as recently as 2018. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun…
Learned of Muirfield Seamount, an isolated underwater mountain that is 5,000 metres (16,000ft) tall. It was only discovered in 1973 when the freighter MV Muirfield literally ran into the summit, which is just below sea level. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mui…
Today I learned about fire in the Colectiv nightclub in Romania. This unfortunate event led to resignation of government. Investigation also revealed corruption at the government level and statewide problem with dilution of disinfectants. Some of them were diluted more than ten times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dil…
Microwave power settings don't actually adjust the power levels. The magnetron simply turns on and off in cycles to allow heat to be radiated throughout the food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and el chapo's partner Ismael 'el mayo' Zambada hasn't seen a day in jail in his 50+ years of Being a high level drug boss en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ism…

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