In 1989, the Buffalo Sabres goalie had his neck sliced by another players skate, severing his carotid artery, resulting in so much blood loss that it caused eleven fans to faint, two more to have heart attacks, and three players to vomit on the ice. His life was saved by the team trainer. espn.com/nhl/news/story?i…
The idea caffeinated coffee & tea dehydrate you is misunderstood. It's true that caffeine can be a weak diuretic - (stimulates urination) - but the loss is negated by the water in the drink itself. You're ingesting more fluids than urinating when drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee or tea. time.com/5192272/coffee-t…
The former president of SEGA gave the company $730M as part of his dying will, in the form of stocks and debt forgiveness, covering the loss from the the Dreamcast failure. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/busin…
The first self-made black female millionaire of America was Madam C. J. Walker whose both parents were enslaved. After experiencing hair loss herself she created the "Walker system" which involved scalp preparation, lotions and iron combs. Her saleswomen were called "beauty culturalists". history.com/topics/black-…
In the 20th century India lost more than 95% of its vulture population. The deaths are due to a medication for cows that is poisonous to the birds. The loss of vultures had increased the spread of disease and vermin populations. Also Parsi sky burials have had to be cancelled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Today I learned of Nandy, a Neanderthal skeleton recovered in Iraq. He suffered extensive injuries, including the loss of an arm early in his life, and was unlikely to have been able to care for himself. Despite this, he lived until the age of 45, suggesting that he was cared for by his society en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
93% of people have a vestigial muscle in one or both their arms called Palmaris Longus. The purpose of the muscle is unknown as it is also vestigial in our primate relatives. People missing the muscle suffer no loss of function, so its tendons are sometimes harvested to repair other tendons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
36 million Americans have no teeth. It's driven largely by the fact that 30% don't brush their teeth twice a day, and 2% don't brush at all. This tooth loss is also compounded by their diet, aging, and not seeing a dentist. gotoapro.org/facts-figure…
The strategy where a gambler doubles the bet after every loss, so that the first win would recover all previous losses plus win a profit equal to the original stake is called the Martingale System. casino.org/blog/the-marti…
Steve Bartman, a fan who in 2003 infamously but inadvertently interfered with a foul ball contributing to the Chicago Cubs' loss in playoffs that year, received a World Series ring when the Cubs won in 2016. wgntv.com/sports/cubs/ste…
Today I learned about "solar canals" project in India, wherein Solar panels are placed over irrigational canals. This helps to reduce water loss due to evaporation, covered top reduces algae bloom in the water with the added advantage of less land to be acquired. bbc.com/future/article/20…
After Hippocrates started going bald, he prescribed himself a topical concoction of opium, horseradish, pigeon droppings, beetroot, and spices. After noticing that eunuchs never went bald, he also prescribed castration to prevent hair loss - and researchers in 1995 proved that to be true history.com/news/9-bizarr…
British sailors on the HMS Dolphin in the 18th century discovered that native Tahitian women were eager to exchange sex for iron, and they began pulling nails out. The resulting trade became so extensive that the loss of nails started to threaten the ship's structural integrity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
Bruce Willis had to make three movies as a part of a settlement with Disney over its $17.5 million loss due to an abandoned project he had been slated to produce and star in, and those films were Armageddon, The Sixth Sense, and The Kid. throwbacks.com/facts-abou…
Today I learned about a case report on a 19 year old wrestler who died after losing 9 pounds in 8.5 hours by exercising vigorously in a hot environment wearing a vapour-impermeable suit under a cotton warm-up suit. He resumed exercising 2 hours after the weight loss and died from cardiac arrest an hour later. cmaj.ca/content/158/9/117…
Today I learned about Paul Kimelman, who held the Guinness World Record for the greatest weight-loss in the shortest amount of time and was featured on the book's cover in 1982, having lost nearly 400 pounds (28.5 stone for my homies across the pond) in only seven months. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
In Pakistan when Uber joined the market, Car Dealership owners signed up their free cars to take advantage of payments given for loss of business. en.dailypakistan.com.pk/1…
Rice that was cooled and then reheated increase resistant starch content, meaning more part of the rice can't be digested, which is good for weight loss and people with Diabetes Mellitus pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
Beethoven never went completely deaf. Although his hearing loss affected his professional and personal life, he could still hear speech and music until 1812 and at the end of his life was still able to distinguish low tones and sudden loud sounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lud…
Charles Spencer Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough, facing the loss of his ancestral estate negotiated a marriage with the Vanderbilt family for $76 million. He informed his new wife that he loved another woman, and would never return to America, as he "despised anything that was not British" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ble…
Gabapentin can cause sexual dysfunction and loss of libido at as low as 300 mg per day. sciencedirect.com/science…
Itching powder was created in the 19th century as a way to treat the loss of feeling on the skin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itc…
Squirrels will wrap their tails around their head during cold weather to reduce heat loss; the tail, with its high density of long hairs, is extremely well insulated, losing significantly less heat than the squirrel's body wildlifeonline.me.uk/anim…
A cat that had been hit by a car and buried for five days managed to crawl out of its grave, only suffering a broken jaw and the loss of one eye. abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/…
Today I learned that Louis Armstrong was an outspoken fan of laxatives for weight loss and created risquΓ© cards showing his enthusiasm using the slogan β€œSatch says β€œLeave it all behind ya!”” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
There is a famous Australian pub rock song about grieving over the loss of a romantic partner. The chorus sings "Am I ever gonna see your face again?" It is Australian tradition for the crowd to shout "No way, get fucked, fuck off." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am_…
This year, the official Yu Gi Oh tournament hosted by Konami instituted a hygiene clause to rulebook. This allows judges to penalize players with dirty clothing or terrible odor by giving them a loss. Super Smash Bros tournament have also started implementing similar rules. theregister.co.uk/2019/04…
Chickens will still recognize flock-mates even when they are disguised to a certain extent. β€œModification of features has to be abrupt and quite pronounced to cause a loss of recognition.” sora.unm.edu/sites/defaul…
Today I learned of Randy Gardner, a 17 year-old high school student from San Diego who set the record for the longest time a human has gone without sleep (11 days, 25 min). Gardner's experimental analysis found paranoia, hallucinations, loss of concentration, and being unable to count backwards from 100. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
A medieval French soldier climbed up a toilet into a besieged castle to let his army in. King John of England had specifically requested that toilet be installed for personal use during church services. The castle’s fall led to English loss of Normandy and the signing of the Magna Carta. medieval.stormthecastle.c…
In 2010, Korea temporarily removed tariffs on napa cabbage and radish imports because heavy rains and subsequent loss of crops, and therefore lack of kimchi, was considered a national crisis koreatimes.co.kr/www/news…
STS-27, the second flight after the loss of the Challenger, was almost lost itself due to significant tile damage from launch debris. The crew thought they would die on reentry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS…
In the 80’s and 90’s an organism called Pfiesteria Piscicida caused fishermen and scientists to suffer sever memory loss, confusion, and burning skin. There is no know cure for those with long term exposure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfi…
In 1014 after loss in the Battle of Kleidion, 15000 Bulgarian prisoners were captured. Byzantine Emperor Basil II divided the prisoners into groups of 100 men, blinded 99 men in each group and left one man in each with one eye so that he could lead the others home en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The year 1972 marks the United States’ first Olympic loss in basketball to the Soviets, by 51-50. Despite the ruling, the American basketball team felt "robbed" and subsequently boycotted the medal ceremony, refusing to accept their silver medals to this day. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Too many Brazil nuts can make you sick and cause toxicity and even hair loss! wildoats.com/blog-posts/6…
Today I learned of the 18 British K-class submarines built, none were lost through enemy action, but 6 sank, with significant loss of life, in accidents. When their design had been proposed, 1 admiral had said 'the most fatal error imaginable would be to put steam engines in submarines.' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
A woman faked her entire tragedy and the loss of her husband during the 9/11 attacks and became President of the Support Network in New York. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
Today I learned about the Battle of Diamond Rock, which was fought between 16 French ships and 1 British frigate in 1805. Despite sinking 5 French ships and killing 50 (to only one British loss of life), the British surrendered. The British "frigate" was actually a rock the navy had commissioned as a warship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Today I learned about a family in Turkey that walks on all fours due to a rare syndrome that strikes the areas of the brain that control balance. This rare mutation prevents proteins from distributing fat molecules correctly in the cells, which leads to defective nerve cells, brain damage, and loss of balance. sciencenordic.com/brain-d…
Today I learned of the ancient law of General Average. If a ship carrying cargo is required to jettison some of its load to save the rest, the loss of the cargo is to be shared proportionally among interest holders. First written in law in 800BC, it continues to be declared in present-day maritime emergencies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Some would rather give up the option to hear their children for the first time with an implant because they fear the loss of the deaf-sub culture. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Caregivers can suffer from "Compassion Fatigue". Symptoms include loss of enjoyment, loss of hope, self-medication by drugs or alcohol, depression, anxiety, frustration/anger, difficulty concentrating, headaches and muscle pain. blogs.psychcentral.com/ca…
After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, Duke Wellington - who did not usually show his emotions in public - broke down in tears due to the horrific loss of the battle, and was unwilling to be congratulated for his victory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
Following his loss to Muhammad Ali, George Foreman fought five heavyweights consecutively, over the course of 33 minutes, in one night. Ali provided commentary throughout. The event was described by the New York Times as "a carnival atmosphere that often was more comic than competitive." thesportsman.com/features…
Fritz Haber, a German scientist, is responsible for the loss of millions of lives, but also saved billions. The Haber process takes nitrogen in the air and turns it into nitrate to make explosives, but also fertilizer, avoiding famines after WW1. It is still heavily used today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
1 in 3 middle aged men are affected by baldness on their lower legs. This pattern of hair loss is extremely common yet hardly studied. Leg crossing, trouser rubbing and friction have all been suggested as causes, but no study has demonstrated what the actual cause is. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
"Mohamed ibn Abdelkrim El-Khattabi" was able to defeat an army of 20,000 soldier with only 3,000 tribesmen. The loss was massive for the Spanish army that their general Manuel FernΓ‘ndez Silvestre commit suicide. All of Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong and Che Guevara were inspired by him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
During the filming of the movie "The Viking" (1931) 25 crew members and a stowaway were killed when the ship SS Viking exploded among icebergs- still the largest loss of life in film history en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1996, as a loss-leading tactic, British supermarkets competed so heavily on the price of baked beans that one store decided to sell them for MINUS 2p. This period is referred to by economists as The Bean Wars. youtube.com/watch?v=JGI4R…

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