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 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…
Actor Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) suffered 4 strokes, thought to be caused by chiropractic manipulation, that left him with 10% vision loss, migrains and impaired balance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kev…
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_…
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…
Today I learned about the Battle of Cannae, in which the Carthaginian general, Hannibal crushed a Roman Republic army, resulting in an estimated loss of 55,000 - 70,000 men for the Romans, and is considered one of the most significant battles in history. britannica.com/event/Batt…
On New Order’s first pressing of their hit single Blue Monday, the record label actually lost 20 cents for every copy sold due to the intricately designed packaging, totaling a loss of near $100,000. uk.news.yahoo.com/backspi…
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…
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…
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…
A study testing the idea of negative calorie foods, by feeding fasted bearded dragons celery and inspecting their feces and urate after meals, found celery and other foods to not be negative calorie. But, they do contribute to generating a negative energy budget and thus the loss of body weight. biorxiv.org/content/10.11…
In 1998 the average monetary loss of a 7-Eleven robbery was just $37. questia.com/magazine/1G1-…
Today I learned of the Saro Lerwick, a WWII RAF flying boat with a very poor loss rate. Of the 21 built, 10 were lost to accidents, and an 11th, on patrol in good weather, just disappeared en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sau…
Today I learned of the Andersen Air Force Base B-2 accident, resulting in a $1.4b USD loss for a single aircraft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
Scientists improved the intelligence of old mice, by infusing them with blood from young humans. Young blood led to improved brain function and reversed symptoms of ageing. It helped reduce memory loss; and slowed the decline in muscle function, metabolism and bone structure. nature.com/news/young-hum…
In ww2, Operation Cobra was the concentrated aerial bombardment of German positions in Normanby by 1000s of Allied aircraft. Unfortunately, the bombs also killed 111 allied troops, and wounded 490. But it did lead to the loss of the German position in northwestern France. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Guinness World Records holder for the greatest robbery of a government is in the Philippines by Ferdinand Marcos. The total national loss from November 1965 was believed to be $5–$10 billion. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
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…
Chimpanzees in Uganda are killing infants and attacking people because of havitat loss and them.moving into areas closer to humanity. nationalgeographic.com/an…
In November 1942, the Holy Cross Crusaders beat the Boston College Eagles. The Eagles had scheduled a presumptive victory party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, but cancelled it after the loss. Therefore, they were absent when the club caught fire, killing 492 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
Glaucoma and cataracts are more prevalent in people who suffer from diabetes. Cataracts are gradual and painless and are manifested by a loss of transparency; glaucoma, on the other hand, can be either quick and painful or slow and subtle sweye.com/blog/cataracts/…
The filming of Hardcore Henry was so intense that it caused severe neck pain, and tooth loss for 2 actors played the protagonist. It is also the first full POV action movie, 96 minutes of Hardcore Henry are all in first person en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Today I learned about Chronic Wasting Disease, a contagious disease that infects the brains of deer, elk, and other ruminants. It causes weight loss, confusion, tremors, and is always fatal. Found in at least 24 states, scientists are unsure whether it can transfer to humans via contact or meat consumption. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
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…
In the late 1860's, the Phylloxera (insect) destroyed almost all of the French vineyards and that Americans saved it by exporting some vines to be grafted, resulting in a pest-resistant vine, saving the French from a catastrophic loss. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phy…
According to the U.S. Census, as of 2018, there are 6 PR people for every journalist. Much of the change is attributed the 45% loss of newspaper employees from 2008 to 2017. Additionally the current median income of PR professions is $61,150 in comparison to journalists $46,270. muckrack.com/blog/2018/09…
A government of a country could prosecute someone that results in the loss of civil rights. It is usually inflicted on persons convicted of crimes against the state. This civil death often led to actual death, since anyone could kill and injure a felon with impunity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civ…
In 2016, a monkey fell on a transformer at a Kenya hydroelectric power plant, resulting in the loss of 180 megawatts of power which caused a nationwide blackout. The monkey survived and power was restored after four hours. bbc.com/news/world-africa…
On the day of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, officials from BP were on board to congratulate the crew for "7 years of operations without a time-loss incident" thechemicalengineer.com/f…
In 2006, at the time of PS3’s launch, each console was sold at a loss of around US $240 per console, while the Xbox 360 lost around US $125 per console when it launched in 2005. investopedia.com/articles…
The HongKong Dollar being pegged to the US Dollar at a rate of 7.80 under the linked exchange rate system, where the government does not control the supply/demand in the foreign exchange market, exchange rate is stabilised by arbitrage where banks sell HongKong Dollar at a gain/loss. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Today I learned of the St. Francis Dam disaster of 1928. Located in Angeles National Forest, the reservoir held 12 billion gallons of water. The dam failed before midnight on March 12th. A 140 ft flood wave swept debris and bodies 54 miles to the pacific ocean. Second worst loss of life in California history. latimes.com/local/califor…
There is a chemical compound 1000 times hotter than capsaicin, resiniferatoxin, a naturally occurring chemical found in cacti. Ingestion can cause severe swelling, permanent loss of sensation, serious injury, or even death. pepperheadsforlife.com/re…
President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda hold the Guinness World Record for "Greatest Robbery of a Government". They stole hundreds of millions of dollars causing the total national loss from between $5 and $10 billion guinnessworldrecords.com/…
66% of Russians regret the fall of the Soviet Union. Among the reasons was the loss of feeling like they belonged to a "great power". Only a quarter of those surveyed did not regret the fall of the union. themoscowtimes.com/2018/1…
Liposuction, the most common cosmetic surgery in the U.S., is not an effective form of weight loss nor does it affect obesity related problems. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lip…
Consoles are sold at a loss that they make up for through peripherals and licenses cnet.com/news/playstation…
The loss of earthworm species during the last ice age left northern woodlands in the USA to successfully adapt to conditions without them, making the ones we see today invasive species that can actually destroy forest floors more than help them. animals.howstuffworks.com…
A key symptom of depression is anhedonia, typically defined as the loss of ability to experience pleasure. It is a core feature of depression, but it is also one of the most treatment-resistant symptoms. Using ketomine, researchers found over-activity in the brain blunting reward seeking medicalxpress.com/news/20…
Ice loss in the Arctic Archipelago over the past decades has opened up historically impassable sea routes connecting the Atlantic and Pacific with the potential to become a major shipping route wikipedia.org/wiki/Northw…
Warmer seas and oceans increase the occurence of the organism Noctiluca, that creates the beautiful blue luminscence in seas and oceans. The latest finding is that the loss of snow and ice in the himalayas changes the ecosystem in the Arabian Sea. nature.com/articles/s4159…
In 1918 the SS Princess Sophia became grounded on Alaska's Vanderbilt Reef. Worsening weather ruled out any chance of a rescue. Two days later she sank with the loss of all 364 people on board. A dog was the only survivor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_…
John Houbolt, who was an early supporter of Lunar Orbit Rendezvous for the Apollo missions, co-wrote a letter concerned the first Shuttle launch would be lost due to the heat tiles being damaged. Such an issue resulted in the loss of shuttle Columbia in 2003. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Severe heartbreak can cause emotional trauma which imprints on individuals' psychobiological wellbeing, affecting future responses to rejection or loss. A key factor to the trauma is 'being left' triggers primal separation fear – the fear of being left with no one to care for one's vital needs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
Lincoln repeatedly warned that British recognition of the Confederacy was tantamount to a declaration of war. Knowing a war would cut off vital shipments of American food, wreak havoc on the British merchant fleet, and cause the immediate loss of Canada, Britain was unwilling to risk a conflict en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dip…
During WWII, Russian soldiers took β€œheat pills” that kept them warm in the winter; however, they would also lose weight despite eating well. 2,4-dinitrophenol spikes metabolic rate as potential energy is lost as heatβ€”it is banned as a weight loss aid (U.S.) as overdose can cook people to death. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Exercise does not actually contribute much to weight loss. Simply eating better has a significantly bigger impact, even without much exercise. nytimes.com/2015/06/16/up…
Top Gear/Grand Tour Presenter Jeremy Clarkson printed his bank details in a newspaper column to prove the loss of personal information was a "storm in a teacup". Instead, his details were used to set up a Β£500 charity donation. theguardian.com/money/200…
Blind people can usually tell the difference between day and night perhaps even with total vision loss. Still being able to perceive light non visually. www-livescience-com.cdn.p…
Lon Chaney's makeup for The Hunchback of Notre Dame caused him permanent pain and vision loss. classicmoviehub.com/facts…
When the USS Susan B. Anthony sank in 1944, after it was hit by a mine off the coast of Normandy, all 2,689 people aboard were saved. According to the Guinness world book of Records, this is the largest rescue of people without loss of life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
Nutrition professor Mark Haub lost 27 pounds on a Twinkie/Dorito/Sugar diet to prove that weight loss is based on caloric intake, and not on nutrition. cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08…
A monkey bite killed the King of Greece, destabilizing the government, and resulting in a massive loss of life and territory to the Turks. Churchill said it was no exaggeration that the monkey bite led to 250,000 deaths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
A human cell can hold 75MB of information. A single sperm holds around 37.5MB of DNA data. An ejaculation contains an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 Terrabytes of data. This is a bandwidth of roughly 1.4TB/s to 2.2TB/s assuming an up-time of 5 seconds and no packet loss. tomshardware.com/uk/news/…
The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom are uninsured against loss including theft en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Insufficient amounts of sleep have been shown to have significant negative consequences on the body, which can lead directly and indirectly to conditions of hair loss and thinning hair alaskasleep.com/blog/can-…
Today I learned about Henry Rathbone, a Major in the Union Army who was with President Lincoln at the time of his assassination in Ford's theate. Despite being stabbed and slashed by John Wilkes Booth, he tried to apprehend the assassin and escorted Mary Lincoln to her husband, later passing out from blood loss en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Today I learned about DNP,a chemical that causes rapid weight loss in humans.It was prescribed to 100,000 people in the 1930s in the US and then discontinued after 2 people used 10x the recommended dose and died.It's being studied as potential treatment for obesity,Alzheimer's,Parkinson's diseases and epilespy. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
It's a Wonderful Life was dubiously received by the public and critics, went well over budget and recorded a loss of $525,000, and the FBI even released a memo denigrating it as employing Communist portrayals against bankers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%…
The Mayerthorpe tragedy of 2005 was worst one-day loss of life for the RCMP since five officers drowned on June 7, 1958, and the worst multiple-officer killing in contemporary Canadian history. The attack occurred during a search for stolen property and a marijuana-growing operation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
Wigs became popular when men started wearing them to cover up patchy hair loss and rashes caused by the STD Syphilis. nostoryleftbehind.com/lif…
MV Wilhelm Gustloff was a German armed military transport ship which was sunk on 30 January 1945 by Soviet submarine. By one estimate, 9,400 people died, which makes it the largest loss of life in a single ship sinking in history. dw.com/en/75-years-on-lit…
There is no evidence that the popular 'keto diet' leads to sustainable weight loss, and the diet was developed to treat drug-resistant epilepsy in children and is not low in carbohydrates only but also in proteins, providing just enough to maintain the correct weight for age and height. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low…
During WWI American sauerkraut makers renamed their product β€œLiberty Cabbage” to prevent a loss of sales due to the German name of the product. timesmachine.nytimes.com/…
Richard Turner, world famous card mechanic won β€œClose-Up Magician of the Year” of 2014, fooled Penn & Teller on β€œFooled Us” in 2017 and has a black belt in karate, has been legally blind since childhood. *Dealt* is a documentary about his life, career, and coming to terms with his loss of sight richardturner52.com/about…
Inmates in Monowitz were fed so poorly that they suffered an average weight loss for each individual of about 7.75 lbs per week. Without supplemental nutrition death inevitably ensued in 3 months. remember.org/fact-fin-die…
Today I learned about mosquito ringtones. Mosquito ringtones emit high-frequency tones that are inaudible by adults but can be heard by teenagers. It is very normal for people to lose their hearing as they age. The loss of hearing is gradual in most people, while other may experience more severe hearing loss. noiseaddicts.com/2011/06/…
Amusia is the inability to hear music. Symptoms can include the inability to recognize familiar melodies, the loss of ability to read musical notation, and the inability to detect wrong or out-of tune notes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amu…
Vatican as independent city-state came into existence thanks to Benito Mussolini. His government also agreed to give the Roman Catholic Church financial compensation for the loss of the Papal States en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lat…
When NASA was preparing for Sally Ride to travel as the first American female astronaut, engineers initially were at a loss about how many tampons to send. β€œIs 100 the right number?” they asked her. β€œNo. That would not be the right number,” she replied. popsci.com/brief-history-…
Today I learned about postoperative delirium, a state of serious confusion and memory loss that sometimes follows anesthesia. A patient that was under general anesthesia for 3-hours hallucinated that the hospital was on fire during her recovery. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned that 'Jamais vu' meaning 'never seen' describes the opposite phenomenon of 'dΓ©jΓ  vu', which points to a false loss of knowledge although the subject has been subjected to the experience in the past. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
During the 2003 NFL Season, the New England Patriots started the season with a 31-0 blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills and ended the season with a 31-0 shutout win against the Buffalo Bills en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
Today I learned of Helios Airways flight 522. A loss of cabin pressurisation incapacitated the crew, leaving the aircraft flying on autopilot - a flight attendant with flying experience used an oxygen tank to stay conscious and tried to pilot the plane en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
The USS Indianapolis was sunk 4 days after delivering the enriched uranium for "Little Boy", the first nuclear weapon used in combat. In addition to being the largest ever loss of life for the US Navy at sea, the sinking resulted in the most shark attacks on humans in history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
Regularly drinking excessive amounts of Mountain Dew (2-8L/day) can cause a rare neurological disorder with symptoms of memory loss, fatigue, headache & involuntary movements. The disorder is due to bromine accumulating from the brominated vegetable oils used in some citrus-flavored drinks. snopes.com/fact-check/mou…
In 1982, a lady by the name of Deborah Mathers sued Dort Elementary School because her 9-year-old son Marshall was bullied and beaten so severely that he suffered several injuries, including a cerebral concussion, repetitive loss of vision and hearing, and other such ailments. nydailynews.com/entertain…
Fast head-movement close to an MRI scanner can lead to nausea and loss of balance. Its magnetic field is strong enough to induce currents in your brain discovermagazine.com/envi…
Today I learned about PS General Slocum, a passenger steamboat that burned and sank into the East River in 1904. An estimated 1,021 of the 1,342 passengers died, the largest loss of life in terms of disaster in NYC until 9/11. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS_…
The pain of loss is more powerful psychologically than the joy of gain, according to the concept of "loss aversion" identified by Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman. People tend to prefer avoiding losses to acquiring equivalent gains, for example, it is better to not lose $5 than to find $5. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los…
Today I learned about a tiny Australian marsupial that is literally sexing itself into extinction. During a 3-week sex marathon session males have so much sex their bodies produce fatal levels of testosterone, causing immune system failure that result in internal bleeding, fur loss, ulcerations and gangrene. abc.net.au/news/2018-05-1…
The largest loss of life from a single V-2 rocket attack in WW2 occured in Belgium when one struck Antwerp's Rex Cinema killing 567 people in 1944. v2rocket.com/start/chapte…
Frankie Muniz suffers from long term memory loss and doesn't even remember being on Malcolm in the Middle. ew.com/tv/2017/10/12/fran…
, in 2001, Kodak attempted to shift quickly from film to digital cameras. They jumped to #2 in digital camera sales by taking a loss of $60 on every camera sold en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kod…
Today I learned of Cotard’s Syndrome. Where people afflicted have the feeling of loss of blood, organs or even as severe as feeling like they're dead. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Spiders legs extend using hydraulic pressure from their circulatory system, and when they're crushed the legs curl in due to the loss in pressure realclearscience.com/blog…
Flow is the mental state in which a person is completely absorbed in an activity, resulting in a loss of their sense of space and time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
The Asylum, the company behind Sharknado and dozens upon dozens of other "so bad they're good" movies and shows, has never made a loss on any of its film productions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Starbucks sometimes operates at a loss intentionally and clusters several locations in a small geographical area to become anti-competitive in the market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
There was once an appetite suppressing candy called Ayds, in the late 1980's due to public awareness of the aids crisis, similarities in name and the fact both could cause weight loss, sales plummeted by as much as 50%. Resulting in the eventual discontinuation of the brand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayd…
In 2012 an extreme solar storm missed Earth by 9 days that could have caused nearly $2.5 trillion dollars in damage and loss of power for years on end. There is a 12% chance of a solar storm with the same magnitude to hit us in the next decade. science.nasa.gov/science-…
France restricts when consumer items can be legally sold at a loss, and has only two periods a year for such sales events; and investigated a supermarket chain for breaking that law when it put Nutella on sale and caused riots in stores theguardian.com/world/201…
Instead of selling 6 shares for 610,000 yen, a trader sold 610,000 shares for 6 yen, which resulted in a $100M loss for his company en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat…
Federal regulations prohibit Life Flight providers from billing Medi care/caid patients the unpaid balance, so they make up for that loss by higher prices, sometimes in excess of $50,000 and aggressively pursuing personal assets for patients that are not on those government coverage. bendbulletin.com/localsta…
The author of Forrest Gump had a deal to receive a lump sum and a cut of the film's net profits, but Paramount reported a loss and refused to pay him the cut. He settled with Paramount and they bought the rights to the sequel, which has been stuck in development for over a decade. looper.com/13814/forrest-…
Food waste and loss amounts to about $ 1 trillion annually fao.org/save-food/resourc…
Some high end Mercedes vehicles will play a loud "pink noise" when it detects an incoming collision. This triggers your ears to tense specific muscles and prevents the loud noise from the crash from causing hearing loss. bgr.com/2017/02/08/merced…
With hearing loss, the signal from the ear becomes weak and noisy, like a poorly-tuned radio. The brain's predictive mechanisms therefore have to work very hard to make sense of what we are hearing. These processes sometimes end up running away with themselves to cause musical hallucinations medicalxpress.com/news/20…
Today I learned of Johatsu. A Japanese phenomenon where due to failed marriage, mounting debt, loss of work, failure etc, people just simply abandon everything and walk away from their life, disappear to live life anonymously in an off the grid world.Companies too can "reset your life" businessinsider.com/evapo…

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