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…
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…
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…
Today I learned that IRN-BRU, a scottish drink that "tastes like liquid bubblegum," has it's own tartan. tartanregister.gov.uk/tar…
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…
Dogs have anal sacs that secrete liquid scent when defecating and this is why they smell butts preventivevet.com/dogs/an…
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-…
If you add 250 ml of water with 250ml of ethanol you get less than 500ml of liquid. carolina.com/teacher-reso…
When microbiologist Curt Jones tried to freeze cow feed with liquid nitrogen to turn it into mini pellets, he was inspired to do the same with ice cream and invented Dippin' Dots. foodbeast.com/news/dippin…
All liquid products aged in barrels lose part of their volume to evaporation, and this loss is called the "angels' share". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Liquid oxygen has a pale blue color en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liq…
In 1972 David Duke was charged with stealing campaign funds he had raised for presidential candidate George Wallace. He was also charged with filling glass containers with a flammable liquid, banned under a New Orleans ordinance. Both charges were eventually dropped. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Today I learned of Project Valkyrie: a theorized lightweight interstellar spacecraft that could attain 92% lightspeed. Components are tethered, with the crew 10 km away from the antimatter engine. A system would spray liquid droplets in front of the craft to shield against interstellar dust particles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
In Indonesia, some teenagers collect used tampons and menstrual pads, boil them and drink the liquid. Authorities say the chlorine used to sanitise menstrual products gets the kids tipsy. nypost.com/2018/11/16/tee…
During the earliest period of Earth's existence, the Hadean Period, 4.6-4.0 billion years ago, the surface temperature was over 200Β°C but there were still liquid-water oceans because the atmospheric pressure was 27 times as strong as it is now, significantly raising the boiling point of water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Had…
Today I learned about CaΓ±o Cristales which is often called β€œthe river of five colours” or the β€œliquid rainbow”, and according to local legend, it escaped paradise to flow through the Earth. bbc.com/travel/gallery/20…
Today I learned of Horace Fletcher, "the Great Masticator", who argued that food should be chewed to a liquid before swallowing. He claimed great health benefits from this, including beating college athletes in strength and endurance at the age of 58 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
That, despite their illiquid nature and high fees, over the prior ten year investmet horizon, private equity returns haven't fared better than investing in liquid markets bain.com/insights/public-…
In the 19th century, profit-maximizing recipe used by milk producers was a pint of lukewarm water for every quart of milkβ€”after the cream was skimmed; To whiten the bluish liquid they added chalk and to replace skimmed-off layer of cream, they might add a final flourish of pureed calf brains theatlantic.com/magazine/…
You were not required to take off your shoes at airport security & liquids were not banned from flights until 2006 tsa.gov/timeline
Glass actually neither a liquidβ€”supercooled or otherwiseβ€”nor a solid. It is an amorphous solidβ€”a state somewhere between those two states of matter. Glass atoms move too slowly for changes to be visible. scientificamerican.com/ar…
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…
Deglazing: What it Is and Why To Do It. Deglazing is a fancy and intimidating word that means to pour some cold liquid into a very hot pan to get up all the brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Those brown bits are where all the flavors are, and it is called β€œfond.” reluctantgourmet.com/degl…
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…
The absolute limit at which pure water can exist in a liquid state is -48.3 degrees C. This is known as its homogeneous nucleation temperature. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
The concept of "Liquid Lead", were the roles of leader and follower are changed during the dance by the couple, breaking gender roles. youtube.com/watch?v=xmYQ3…
Today I learned that the cloudy vapor that appears when liquid nitrogen is exposed to the air is condensed moisture, not the gas itself. The gas actually causing the condensation and freezing is completely invisible. tedpella.com/cryo-supplie…
Lysol was originally sold as a feminine hygiene product. In the 1920s, ads for Lysol as a feminine hygiene product started appearing in women’s magazines, encouraging housewives to wash their genitals with disinfectant liquid. huffpost.com/entry/lysol-…
Mosquito hawks do not actually eat mosquitos. Instead, the larvae mostly feed on roots of forage crops, turf grasses, and seedling field crops, while adults, if they feed at all, feed primarily on liquids such as nectar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
60% of Bill Gates' net worth is in equity. That leaves him with $44 billion in liquid assets. newsweek.com/bill-gates-n…
There exists a type of breathable liquid for animals called Perfluorohexane. You can be submerged in it and breathe without drowning for a period of time because Perfluorohexane is biologically inert and stable. vix.com/en/ovs/curiositie…
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…
In 2004 Nasa discovered that Titan, a moon of Saturn has massive lakes of liquid methane. Titan is the only planet other than earth where lakes of liquid have been discovered. solarsystem.nasa.gov/news…
The large tires on tractors are commonly filled with liquid rather than air iamcountryside.com/tracto…
Chevy had an option on almost all of its cars in the 60s called "Liquid Chain". It would spray a traction enhancing substance on the tires to aid traction in snow. hagerty.com/articles-vide…
Today I Learned That There Are More Than 5 States Of Matter Other Then Solid, Liquid, And Gas Which Include β€œPlasma”, β€œBose-Einstein condensate” And Many More. sciencefocus.com/science/…
In the 1970s, an unemployed haulage contractor named Arthur Hickey proposed to turn the Titanic into an iceberg using liquid nitrogen in order to raise her to the surface. It was calculated that this would have required half a million tons of liquid nitrogen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wre…
During WWI, there was limited supplies of cotton, so doctors used sphagnum moss for bandages. It can hold 22x its own weight in liquid and is a natural antiseptic. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Since 2010, the International Space Station has a water purification system (from washing, sweat, even urine), allowing the ISS to reclaim 93% of all liquid on the station youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ2T9…
A 31 year old man drank liquid Sildenafil, the generic name for Viagra, from a bottle he ordered online and had to seek medical attention because he was having problems with his vision, a common issue. By the time he went to a doctor, he was seeing a semi-permanent red tint that lasted a year. gizmodo.com/man-chugs-ere…
Vampire bats can consume 50% of their weight in blood making them too heavy to fly. So when feeding on liquid rich blood they begin urinating almost immediately. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vam…
Today I learned of the "firefall" phenomenon, a natural event that happens at the Horsetail Fall in the Yosemite National Park. In the right conditions, the setting sun lights up the water and gives the illusion that the waterfall is actually made of liquid fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
In 2008, fossilized ink sacs we recovered from preserved remains of Belemnotheutis cephalopods. Mixed with ammonia solution, the team was able to return the ink to its liquid form and used the ~150 million year old ink to draw a replica of of the original illustration of Belemnotheutis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
... that you can buy liquid mercury... O and an anvil will float in it due to its density youtu.be/f5U63IGmy6Q
Today I learned of endometrial ablation, a procedure where a balloon full of liquid heated up to 90Β°C (194Β°F) is inserted into woman's uterus to burn away the lining and thus reduce the menstrual bleeding. mayoclinic.org/tests-proc…
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…
In the 1940s, Sherwin Williams sold a DDT liquid coating called Pestroy. Advertised for household use on screens/walls, the DDT would form as a crystalline film β€œabsorbed through nerves in the bug’s feet, causing paralysis, sure death” for months after application. youtu.be/E24RLlTHLoI
During the beginning of invention of electric appliances. They experimented with electric tablecloths. You could basically plug in an outlet anywhere on the table and the lightbulb would light up. Only downside was that you couldn’t spill any liquids on it culture24.org.uk/history-…
During WWI, cotton was in high demand for the manufacture of uniforms and explosives. For bandages, doctors turned to using sphagnum moss. It can hold up to 22 times its own weight in liquid -- twice as absorptive as cotton. The moss is also antiseptic, making the surrounding environment acidic smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Today I learned of JosΓ© Ignacio Barraquer, a Spanish opthalmologist who fixes his patients' vision using a technique called keratomileusis, where he slice his patients' cornea, dunk it in liquid nitrogen, ground the frozen cornea to the precise shape his patients need, thaw the cornea disc and sew it back on. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
The name Sperm Whale was based on what was mistakenly identified as the whales' semen, is the semi-liquid, waxy substance found within the whale's head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
UK astronomers found signs of water vapor in the atmosphere of exoplanet K2-18b which is found in the "habitable-zone" (region around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet). K2-18b orbits a small red dwarf star about 110 light-years away in the constellation Leo. nasa.gov/feature/goddard/…
The famous science fiction novel The War of the Worlds inspired engineer Robert H. Goddard to invent the liquid fuel rocket and multistage rocket, making the Apollo moon landings possible. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is an Airport in Italy that will let you bring 500g of liquid on a plane, so long as it is Pesto. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
A shifting climate on Saturn's moon Titan caused underground nitrogen pockets to explode. The craters left behind by these huge blasts eventually became Titan's liquid-hydrocarbon lakes. astronomy.com/news/2019/0…
Clothes and fabric darken when wet because liquid reflects light within the fabric and restricts the amount of light that is reflected back to the human eye. abc.net.au/science/articl…
In the 17th and 18th centuries the china cups tea was served in were so delicate they would crack from the heat of the tea. Milk was added to cool the liquid and stop the cups from cracking. englisch-hilfen.de/en/tex…
While both the US and the UK use pints to measure liquid, they are not the same en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Astronaut urine was collected in a receptacle that attached to the body with a condom-like pouch that came in β€œsmall,” β€œmedium,” or β€œlarge.” For bowel movements, the astronaut would first tape a plastic bag to his buttocks. After, he would seal the bag, then mix a liquid bactericide with it airspacemag.com/space/in-…
Engineers at Purdue University got together in 90s on the best way to light a BBQ grill. They started with a hair dryer and ended with liquid oxygen. Link to video in the comments. physics.sfsu.edu/~dnideve…
The heat pipes in your computer are filled with a liquid that changes to a gas and back to liquid. This capillary action greatly increases the heat sinks ability to transfer and cool the heat generated by the processor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Lambeau Filed, the home of the football team Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin has an underground maze of pipes that circulates anti-freeze liquids to keep the field from freezing. It also has an artificial lighting system to help the grass grow in frigid temperatures. nytimes.com/2012/01/14/sp…
Due to nylon being reserved for the war effort, women during WWII would paint stockings onto their legs. In fact, there was a business for β€œliquid stockings”. Black eyeliner pencils were used to draw the β€œseam.” There were even leg makeup bars. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Between 1966 and 1983, a Canadian mental hospital forcibly administered hallucinogenic drugs to "break down their defense mechanisms", punished them for "unauthorized talking" or moving more than 4 times per hour, and chained 7 naked patients together in a room and fed them liquid food via tubes thespec.com/news-story/73…
There is a gag gift called "liquid ass" that smells so badly the US military uses it for hyper-realistic combat training for medics to experience corpses or individuals with severe abdominal injuries 99percentinvisible.org/ep…
George Washington loved ice cream. He loved it so much that he even bought ice cream making equipment to the capital when he became president. Colonial ice cream was more liquid than modern ice cream, and was for the wealthy elite only. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned of the Pitch Drop Experiment. To prove that the substance bitumen is actually an extremely slow-flowing liquid. It was poured into a beaker in 1927, since then only 9 drips have dropped to the bottom of the beaker. (About one every 10 years). smp.uq.edu.au/pitch-drop-…
Inspiration for the "keep 'em separated" lyric of Come Out and Play, by The Offspring, came from Dexter Holland's experience in a laboratory cooling Erlenmeyer flasks full of hot liquids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
On Titan, the atmosphere can hold the equivalent of about 10 meters of liquid before rain forms vs. only a few centimeters on Earth. So Titan's weather is expected to feature torrential downpours causing flash floods, interspersed by decades or centuries of drought. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huy…
Raindrops on Saturn's largest moon, Titan (the only other known world with seasonal rainfall) would be twice as big as raindrops on Earth and would fall as slow as snowflakes. Also, they're made of liquid methane, not water. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
Paul Fisher, creator of the space pen, redesigned the ink instead of the cartirdge to prevent leaking. He developed a thixotropic ink that is a gel at rest, but turns into a liquid under pressure. With this new ink, the pen would never leak and would only write when pressure was applied. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
There is a liquid that you can breathe in called perfluorohexane. Animals can be submerged in a bath of perfluorohexane without drowning. It is odorless and colorless. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Saturns' moon Enceladus has fissures known as "tiger stripes". The Southern region of Enceladus spew icy jets of water that are affected by Saturns gravitational pull, liquid freezes on contact with cold temperatures of space. solarsystem.nasa.gov/reso…
Because of their tendency to take the form of whatever container they're in, a study was conducted over whether cats should be classified as liquids or solids. It later won the Ig Noble Prize. theconversation.com/answe…
The Pot-in-pot refrigerator uses a porous outer clay pot (lined with wet sand) containing an inner pot within which food is placed. The evaporation of the outer liquid draws heat from the inner pot, and requires only a flow of relatively dry air and a source of water, but no electricity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
The First Automatic Fire Extinguisher was Invented in 1723 and Used a System of Fuses to Ignite a Cask of Gunpowder and Scatter Fire-Extinguishing Liquid osafefi.com/blogs/news/hi…
The practice of pouring of a liquid in memory of those who have "passed on" was common in Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. "Pouring one out for the homies" is a custom over 3,000 years old! vinepair.com/wine-blog/li…
Today I learned about Elink glasses. A device developed to help nearly blind people see again. Equipped with two high resolution screens and a 21.5 MP camera with a liquid lens and 24X zoom. youtu.be/o54FO_7HU1I
Dental amalgam is a liquid mercury and metal alloy mixture used in dentistry to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Use of amalgam for dentistry dates as far back as 659AD in the Tang Dynasty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama…
Lincoln’s bodyguard, a drunk previously reprimanded for drinking on the job, was not at his post to protect POTUS the night Lincoln died. Instead, he was at the Star Saloon next door drinking; the same saloon where John Wilkes Booth was seeking the liquid courage to assassinate the President. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Titan, largest of the Saturn’s moons, has oceans of liquid natural gas flowing on its surface and its fuel reserves are so large that they could act as our energy source for thousands of years nasa.gov/mission_pages/ca…
Today I learned about popsicles that don’t melt. After the 2011 tsunami, scientists helping strawberry farmers in Japan salvage damaged crops accidentally discovered that liquid polyphenol extracted from the berries caused cream to solidify. This lead to Kanazawa Ice pops, which can stay frozen up to an hour. asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles…
Water puts out fire by creating a barrier between the fuel source and the oxygen source (it also has a cooling effect which has to do with the energy required to convert liquid water into water vapor). It does this because it is a completely, 100% oxidized material. thesciencept.com/breaking…
During WW1, artist Norman Rockwell tried to enlist into the U.S. Navy but was refused entry because at 140 lbs, he was eight pounds underweight for someone 6 feet tall. To compensate, he spent one night gorging himself on bananas, liquids and doughnuts, and weighed enough to enlist the next day. patriotspoint.org/news-an…
β€œdry” cleaning is a misnomer, because it isn’t actually dry at all. It refers to a method of cleaning clothes using a liquid chemical solvent instead of water. home.howstuffworks.com/dr…
Liquid smoke is actually made of smoke seriouseats.com/2013/11/p…
Dry Water is an unusual form of powdered liquid. Tiny water droplets the size of a grain of sand are surrounded by a sandy silica coating. Dry water is actually 95% water liquid, but the silica coating prevents water droplets from combining and turning back into a bulk liquid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
In 2017 a physicist won the ig Nobel prize for physics on his study on whether or not cats are considered liquid. theconversation.com/answe…
Refining cocoa beans into chocolate gets rid of all the moisture, so the final product is actually very dry. Melted chocolate can be considered a β€˜dry’ ingredient despite its liquid state. Adding water to melted chocolate has the same effect as adding water to flour; turning it into paste. thekitchn.com/food-scienc…
Today I learned of eight deaths related to ingesting liquid laundry packets (i.e. Tide Pods) in the U.S. between 2012 and early 2017 that have been reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, only two of the cases were actually children, with six of them being adults with dementia. consumerreports.org/laund…
Alcohol "proof" refers to a test used in 16th century England. Gunpowder was soaked in the liquid, and if it burned, it was taxed at a higher rate. This happens at around 57% alcohol, which was known at "100 degree proof." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
The very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements. Buzz Aldrin asked for a moment of silence while he was on the moon and had his own communion. NASA then kept it a secret due to activist Madalyn O'Hair. history.com/news/buzz-ald…
Norman Rockwell tried to enlist in the Navy during WW1, but was rejected for being 8 pounds underweight. He successfully enlisted the next day after spending the night gorging himself on bananas, liquids and doughnuts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Nitrogen gas is liquified at extremely low temperature βˆ’196 Β°C or βˆ’320 Β°F. It can cause rapid freezing on contact with any materials or living tissues. Liquid nitrogen can be stored and sometimes used for gastronomic cooking such a the dragon breath candy, a popular snack in Malaysia youtu.be/z-PEzSr-Qbs
The sublimation of solid ice happens just as quickly as the evaporation of liquid water phys.org/news/2018-10-sub…
The liquid breathing scene in The Abyss is based on reality, and the white rat was actually locked in a box of fluorocarbon (the "breathable" solution). nytimes.com/1989/08/06/mo…
Scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid on the planet, priced at $39 million a gallon worthly.com/most-expensiv…
Many decorative glass crystal products (e.g. decanters, wine glasses, etc.) contain lead at significant enough levels that liquids stored in them for more than a few hours are no longer safe to drink (or any length of time for children). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
The inside of Jupiter is full of superhot, dense, liquid metallic hydrogen and helium. universetoday.com/47966/j…

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