Today I learned of the "copper" scroll found with the Dead Sea Scrolls. Besides being metal, this scroll is different from the others in that it is not a religious work. It claims to list the locations of where various items of gold and silver were buried or hidden. Attempts to find it have been unsuccessful. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cop…
The actress who played the girl in the red jacket in Schindler's List was 3 at the time of filming. Spielberg asked her not to watch the film until she was 18, but she watched it when she was 11 and said she was "horrified" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
A physics paper published in 2015 had 5,154 authors, breaking the record for largest number of contributors to a single research article. Only the first nine pages of the paper describe research on the size of the Higgs boson, while the remaining 24 pages list the authors and their institutions. nature.com/news/physics-p…
There’s a cemetery in the Netherlands consisting of 8,300 US veterans who died in WWII. For the past 70 years, Dutch families have come to the cemetery every Sunday to care for a grave they adopted. Hundreds of people are currently on a waiting list to become caretakers. sidneydailynews.com/news/…
Isaac Newton wrote a list of his sins at 19, including: β€œThreat[e]ning my father and mother Smith to burne them and the house over them.", striking many, beating Arthur Storer, punching his sister, reading the History of the Christian Champions on Sunday, and eating an apple at Church. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
When people try to list all 50 states, "Missouri" is the most likely to be forgotten rd.com/article/most-forgo…
Steven Speilberg denied a salary for directing Schindler's List and refuses to autograph any materials related to the film. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Falernian wine was the most renowned in ancient Rome. In Pompeii, a price list on the wall says "For one [coin] you can drink wine, For two you can drink the best, For four you can drink Falernian" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
Marilyn Monroe was once roommate with actress Shelley Winters, and they made a list of men they wanted to sleep with. "There was no one under 50 on hers," Winters later said. "I never got to ask her before she died how much of her list she had achieved, but on her list was Albert Ein-stein" mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Today I learned of the Decade Volcanoes, a list of 16 active volcanoes with high risk of sudden destructive eruptions and significant potential to kill hundreds of thousands of people. The list includes Mount Rainier, Mount Etna, Santorini, Mount Vesuvius, and Mauna Loa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dec…
Today I learned about Raven the Chimpanzee, she became the 22nd most successful money manager on Wall Street after choosing her stocks by throwing darts at a list of 133 internet companies. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Everyone in Singapore above the age of 21 is automatically registered as an organ donor. Opting out from this Act will result in you being put at the very bottom of the organ priority list, should you need an organ transplantation. moh.gov.sg/policies-and-l…
Caffeine consumption is related to a lot of negative side-effects, such as anxiety and depression among a long list of others. caffeineinformer.com/harm…
Economics academics with last names that start earlier in the alphabet are more likely to receive tenure and awards. There is no such effect among psychology researchers, who don't list their names alphabetically on papers researchgate.net/publicat…
The shortest amount of time someone has spent on the FBI's most wanted list was two hours. The longest time was 32 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FBI…
There is a recurring column in the magazine New Scientist that lists people with names that match their professions (i.e. book about polar explorations by author Daniel Snowman). β€œNominative determinism” is the hypothesis that people tend to gravitate towards areas of work that fit their names. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nom…
The National WWI Museum in Kansas City has a list of requested donations to the collection, including specific uniforms and helmets, bicycles, and a German flamethrower. theworldwar.org/support/d…
In 1997 the first Astronaut voted from space. Since then, every American Astronaut votes from Space as an absentee voter for the state of Texas (where the Johnson Space Center is located), where they list their address as β€œlow-Earth orbit.” airandspace.si.edu/storie…
The Icelandic phone book lists everyone by first name icenews.is/2016/01/29/a-n…
Today I learned about the Indonesian Communist purge in 1965/66 - over 500,000 to 1 M communists were killed, and US played a significant role in the killings, supplying economic, technical and military aid to the Indonesian military when the killings began and providing "kill lists" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Spain's stolen children scandal. Where around 300,000 babies were stolen from their parents for adoption. "Nuns and priests compiled waiting lists of would-be adoptive parents, while doctors were said to have lied to mothers about the fate of their children." bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-1…
The Pharoah Akhenaten broke tradition by only allowing the worship of Aten, the sun god. The statues of other gods were destroyed and many monuments to Aten were built. After his death, Akhenaten's monuments were dismantled, his statues were destroyed, and his name excluded from lists of rulers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akh…
Canada is making numerous changes to its food labeling laws. Among other changes, companies must list the daily value of sugar on their nutrition labels, and also must group sugar-based ingredients together in ingredient lists canada.ca/en/health-canad…
Hilary Farr, one of the designers on HGTV’s β€œLove It or List It” played Betty Monroe, aka Mrs. Ralph Hapschatt, in β€œRocky Horror Picture Show”. popsugar.com/home/photo-g…
The National Lottery has an up-to-date list of their live scratch cards, containing the odds of winning a prize and how many jackpots are left. Make sure to give it a once over the next time you go to buy one. national-lottery.co.uk/ga…
The current holder of the title "worst vice president of the United States of America" according to the Time Magazine is held by Aaron Burr, the murderer of Alexander Hamilton. You become eligible for that list only after your first term. content.time.com/time/spe…
During D-day, the USS Texas intentionality flooded a part of itself to help provide inland fire support. It flooded the starboard torpedo blister to list the ship 2 degrees, giving the ship’s guns enough elevation to continue its mission. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
NBC's broadcast of Schindler's List was the first film to get a TV-M rating and was unedited. The broadcast was controversial, with a Republican congressman complaining "it was all-time low, with full-frontal nudity, violence and profanity and a insult to decent-minded individuals everywhere". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
The waitlist for a liver transplant in california was going to take over a year, so steve jobs bought a house in tennessee, giving him access to their waitlist, which would only take four months. by doing this, he effectively cut in line on the national transplant list digitaljournal.com/articl…
50% of A list celebrity marriages fail over the first 14 years: the average rate is 25% in the UK. Celebrity divorces are especially prevalent in the earliest years: 4% end within the 1st year compared to 0.8% for ordinary UK couples; and 6% end in the 3rd year alone marriagefoundation.org.uk…
According to models, Titanic should have tipped over about an hour into the sinking, killing practically everyone. Miraculously a rare coal fire during the voyage required coal to be shifted to the opposite side of the ship, creating a list that offset the incoming water during the sinking xumo.tv/channel/9999255/t…
The FDA doesn't require food labels to list caffeine content ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Brewer & Shipley with their hit "One Toke Over the Line" was labeled "subersives" by then Vice President Spiro Agnew and landed on Nixon's Enemies list, a badge of honor they wear proudly to this day brewerandshipley.com/Misc…
In 2002, Steven Spielberg recieved a bachelors degree for completing a course on film and electronic arts at university. To pass the advanced filmmaking class exam, he submitted his own 1993 epic, 'Schindler's List'. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/enter…
There is a "Sumerian King List" that claims kingship started over 260 thousand years ago and lists individual rulers (not dynasties) that ruled for up to tens of thousand of years at a time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sum…
300 years ago, Robert Boyle wrote down a 'wish list' of inventions he hoped science would one day accomplish. We're over half way there. irishphilosophy.com/2014/…
Chase Bank and J.P. Morgan & Co helped Germany in WWII by allowing Nazi sympathizers to purchase Marks (known as RΓΌckwanderer) with dollars to fund the war effort. The banks also turned over their client lists to the Nazis who in turn used it to recruit spies in the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Along with tracking physical heritage sites, UNESCO has a list of "intangible cultural heritage" for anything to do with "intangible human treasures worldwide." The list includes traditions, events, art, and practices. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNE…
There are only 120,372 species that have been assessed by the IUCN Red List. There are 8.7 million total species in the natural world. 27% of assessed species are on the Red List and who knows how many unassessed species fit the Red List criteria. iucnredlist.org/
A 'master-mind' cyber-criminal, who was on the FBI's most wanted list, was arrested when detectives were able to figure out his laptop password. It was the name of his cat, followed by 123 telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Angela Morley, the first openly transgender woman to be nominated for an Academy Award, was John Williams’ primary orchestrator throughout the 1970s and 1980s. She helped write and arrange the scores for Star Wars, ET, The Empire Strikes Back, Home Alone, Superman, and Schindler’s List. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Kyoto was actually at the top of the list of targets for the atomic bomb, not Nagasaki nor Hiroshima. Secretary of War Henry Stimson ordered for the ancient city with its thousands of palaces, temples, and shrines to be removed from the list, but the military kept on putting it back. bbc.com/news/world-asia-3…
The oldest surviving copy of the Book of Revelations lists the number of the beast as 616 not 666. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
Since the death of Freddie Mercury Queen bassist John Deacon has lived a reclusive life and has only played with the band three more times, the last in 1997. He lives with his wife of 45 years and has six children. According to the 2019 Sunday Times Rich List, he's worth Β£130 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
That, in Irish parliament, after Paul Gogarty responded to Emmet Stagg with "Fuck you, Deputy Stagg! Fuck you!", the incident was brought to the DΓ‘il committee, where it was discovered that the word "fuck" wasn't actually in the list of unparliamentary language. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Online recipe blogs come with seven different short stories and 30 personal anecdotes in order to create copyright protections for the recipe being blogged about. Recipes get copyright protections while ingredients lists don’t. Someone else can claim your writing if it’s not unique enough. copyrightlaws.com/copyrig…
Nelson Mandela was good friends with Fidel Castro and Muammar Gaddafi, and was once listed on the U.S. trerrorist watch list. He was also a fan of the Spice Girls. historydaily.org/nelson-m…
Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs, a blackface parody of Snow White, has been praised by animation historians, and has been included on lists of the greatest animated films ever - but is considered to have racism unparalleled in cartoon history, and has been banned from circulation since 1968 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
Time magazine has a list of the 50 worst inventions of all time, which includes the segway, new coke, and crocs content.time.com/time/spe…

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