Today I learned of Plastic Pyrolysis. A process of heating plastic in the absence of oxygen to create solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels. Literally turning plastic back into oil! frontiersin.org/articles/…
The lead singer of the Offspring came up with the lyrics to "Come Out and Play" (Gotta Keep'em Separated) while trying to cool liquids in his grad school lab en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
In 2017, a baby was born 4 years after his parents died in a car crash. The grandparents fought a legal battle to be allowed to use the couple's embryos, which had been frozen in liquid nitrogen, and after the birth, all 4 grandparents took DNA tests to establish that the baby was their grandson bbc.com/news/world-asia-c…
The red liquid seeping out of a cooked rare steak isn't blood. It is in fact a mixture of a protein called 'Myoglobin' and water. Myoglobin helps muscle tissue store oxygen and just like Hemoglobin, contains iron that turns red when it binds with oxygen. thehealthy.com/food/is-me…
Today I learned of Robert Metcalfe, who predicted in 1995 that the Internet would suffer a "catastrophic collapse" next year; he promised to eat his words if it did not. In 1997, he took a printed copy of his column about the collapse, put it in a blender with some liquid and then consumed the pulpy mass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
There is a small musical key on an instrument that is never "played" in music, and it is called a "water key". It is often erroneously called a "spit valve" because of the wrongly held belief that the drained liquid is spit. It's actually condensed moisture from exhaled breath. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
The cottage where Ulysses Grant finished his memoirs is now an historic monument and is kept how it was when he died. On his desk is a large bottle of liquid cocaine. Park rangers check it annually to make sure it is all there. blog.americanheritage1.co…
Archaeologists in China found a surprising haul in one tomb, where they uncovered a bronze cooking pot. When they opened the pot, they found 2,400-year-old bone soup. Because of oxidization, the soup turned green, but it was still in liquid form, and the bones were still floating on top. hindustantimes.com/india/…
In Ancient Mesopotamia, people would regularly pour libations (liquids and grain) into their deceased relatives graves through a pipe as it was believed the dead did not have anything to eat or drink in the underworld besides dry dust. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anc…
Today I learned of Schwedentrunk a method of torture used in the 30 years war where victims would be force fed liquid excrement until full leading to excruciating pain and often death en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Limonene (an extract from citrus peels) was used as an experimental liquid rocket fuel, and blanketed the entire testing area with the smell of lemon oil whenever it was fired. gilesorr.com/blog/ignitio…
The most recognazible symptom of rabies, hydrophobia, isn't specific to water but any liquid too, including the infected's own saliva. Being unable to swallow saliva, causes it to accumulate on the mouth, increasing the chances of the host spreading the virus through biting en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
Today I learned about the Erfurt Latrine Disaster of 1184, when a number of nobles from across the Roman Empire met in the Church of St. Peter to settle an argument. Instead, the floor collapsed beneath them, opening into the latrine. This resulted in 60 people drowning in liquid excrement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erf…
James Cameron originally wanted Billy Idol to play the T-1000 liquid metal Terminator in Terminator 2. Idol got into a serious motorcycle accident before filming and Robert Patrick was cast instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-1…
Water can be all three states of matter at the same time. This is called a "triple point". Where it is a gas, liquid, and a solid all at the same time. youtu.be/Juz9pVVsmQQ
If you burn hardwood, dissolve the ash in water, put the liquid in a pan and let it evaporate in the sun. Then you got a powdery substance left in the pan called potash which is a form of potassium, and this is where potassium gets it's name from 'potash - ium'. It is used a fertilizer gardeningknowhow.com/gard…
Jupiter's moon Europa is covered by a thick layer of ice, with a huge subsurface ocean of liquid water underneath it. Estimates give the ocean an average depth of 100km, and a radius of 877km. This equates to 3 times the combined volume of water of Earth's oceans. apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap1205…
The liquid inside a blister is actually called serum, not pus, and is essentially blood without red blood cells and clotting agents your.md/condition/blister…
A retired American heart and lung surgeon has patented a scuba suit that would allow a human to breathe β€œliquid air”, like in the movie The Abyss. He has simulated 1000 foot dives with mammals and has decompressed them in less than half a second with no decompression sickness. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
It was difficult to erase mistakes made by early electric typewriters, which caused problems for typists. Bette McMurray created Liquid Paper to allow typists to simply paint over their mistakes to correct typing errors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet…
The liquid from canned chickpeas (and only chickpeas, not other beans) is called aquafaba and can be whipped into a stiff, fluffy foam. Aquafaba can be used instead of egg whites in baking and can even be used to make egg-free merengue. americastestkitchen.com/g…
Liquid water can exist in two distinctly different states. At low temperatures and high pressures, it can become 20% denser than room-temperature water. The two states are immiscible, like oil and water. scitechdaily.com/research…
The theme music for MTV's Liquid Television was composed by Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liq…
Applejack is the name of an apple brandy that was popular in Maine due to liquor laws. Apple orchards were plentiful and applejack is easy to make by freezing fermenting cider, draining the ice, and keeping the high concentration liquor that stayed liquid. mainebrewguide.com/applej…
In the UK, dish soap is called "washing-up liquid" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
In 2015, a flight from the UK to Dubai had to turn around and land after 30 minutes because of a 'poisonous' smell in the plane. The smell was later confirmed to be the "liquid faecal excrement" of a passenger in the toilet, which was so bad it caused a safety hazard. vice.com/en_uk/article/bn…
Flies don’t have lungs, and when submerged in a liquid don’t initially drown and instead go into β€œlow oxygen mode” (12:50 min in) abc.net.au/triplej/progra…
Today I learned about the Boycott effect, the phenomenon where suspended sediment settles out of liquid in an inclined test tube significantly faster than a vertical test tube youtube.com/watch?v=8zjix…
Today I learned about the Erfurt latrine disaster in which at least 60 German nobles combined weight caused the floor to collapse into a latrine which lead to them drowning in liquid excrement en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erf…
You can get water in different thicknesses. In theory, thick water and other liquids allows people who have trouble swallowing to hydrate without choking. melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
In it’s liquid state, pure oxygen is magnetic. physlink.com/education/as…
Alka-Seltzer is made up of Baking Soda and Citric Acid, which when placed in liquid form Sodium Citrate (Antacid) Carbon Dioxide (causing the fizz) and water msdlt.instructure.com/fil…
The "Sarco" is a 3D-printable suicide machine designed by Dr. Philip Nitschke. The machine uses liquid nitrogen to operate and completes its function within 5 minutes. The only way to control the machine is from the inside, making the whole process voluntary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Today I learned about the Berkeley Pit, a 270-metre deep US "lake" filled with liquid toxins and acid. Thousands of geese died upon landing in it one night; today, birds are scared off the site with gunshots. The state of Montana charges every visitor to the lake 2 dollars. It has its own gift shop. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
The origin of Pocari Sweat. When a researcher with the pharmaceutical company that makes the Japanese soft drink was hospitalized with diarrhea on a trip to Mexico, he saw a doctor drink the liquid from an IV bag after completing a surgery which gave him the idea for a drinkable IV solution. scmp.com/lifestyle/food-d…
Rather than using a mirror, some observatory telescopes were built to use a large, spinning pool of liquid metal as a reflecting surface en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liq…
Washington is the first state to allow the composting of human remains. The law allows organic reduction using wood chips & straw, or alkaline hydrolysis aka liquid cremation. Tests of donated bodies resulted in rich, odorless soil passing all federal & state safety guidelines. seattletimes.com/seattle-…
James Cameron originally wanted Billy Idol to play the T-1000 liquid metal Terminator in Terminator 2. Idol got into a serious motorcycle accident before filming and Robert Patrick was cast instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-1…
In 1184 a disaster appeared in Erfurt, Germany which lead to 60 nobles drowning in liquid excrement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erf…
Ethernet inventor Robert Metcalfe predicted that the internet would collapse in 1996, promising to eat his words if not. In 1997, he took a printed copy of his column that predicted the collapse, put it in a blender with some liquid and then consumed the pulpy mass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
NASA Apollo Helmets had a food port to pass liquids through, though it's thought it was never used in practice hq.nasa.gov/alsj/alsj-Dri…
The water that sits on top of yoghurt is called whey. This liquid contains protein, calcium and B vitamins and so it’s better to stir it back in rather than drain myfearlesskitchen.com/why…
Chiggers don't actually bite or burrow but rather drill holes into our skin and then excrete enzymes that break the skin down into a liquid mixture; then they slurp up the mixture through a hardened skin cell straw. They basically make skin frappes out of us! boyslife.org/outdoors/wil…
The most expensive liquid is horse semen worth up to $4.7 million per gallon youtube.com/watch?v=ydCv7…
Foaming hand soap has been found to be less effective than regular liquid hand soap at removing bacteria reuters.com/article/us-he…
Today I Learned that scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid estimated to be worth $39 million (USD) per gallon. businessinsider.com/scorp…
If you add 250 ml of water with 250ml of ethanol you get less than 500ml of liquid. carolina.com/teacher-reso…
Today I learned that IRN-BRU, a scottish drink that "tastes like liquid bubblegum," has it's own tartan. tartanregister.gov.uk/tar…
That, in 2010, over a hundred bottles of 170 year old champagne were salvaged from a shipwreck. Scientists analysed the liquid and even let themselves each sip 1ml. Apparently it still tasted great! bbc.com/news/science-envi…

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