Child actor Bobby Driscoll (Peter Pan and other Disney classics) is buried as an unknown vagrant in a mass grave on Hart island (NYC), and was only identified after his mother, who thought he was still alive, matched his fingerprints to a burial record. ew.com/oscars/2019/01/22/…
The author of 'Jaws' dedicated the last decade of his life to the preservation of sharks to make up for the mass hysteria he helped create. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Today I learned of the Seattle windshield pitting epidemic of 1954. Nearly 3000 residents reported unexplained damage to their windshields, blaming everything from vandals to cosmic rays to sand fleas. However, it was actually just people noticing normal damage that had always been there, causing mass delusion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
A solar storm in 2012 with a strong Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) missed Earth by nine days. Had the CME hit Earth, it would have inflicted serious damage to worldwide electronic systems and cost up to $2.6 trillion. The recovery time from such a disaster would have been about 4 to 10 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
Polar bears often hunt walruses by simply charging at a group of them and eating the ones that were crushed or wounded in the mass panic to escape. Direct attacks are rare. blog.poseidonexpeditions.…
Many people carved various things on the walls of Hagia Sophia throughout the centuries. These runes were carved by a Viking general who is presumed to have gotten bored during the mass and carved "Halvdan was here" on a marble slab. fellowprimo.com/the-bored…
The crew of Planet Earth II gathered to film the mass birthing of Saiga Antelope in Kazakhstan. Within a ten day period, they witnessed the death of approx 200,000 antelope. Scientists believe a natural bacterium found in the animals’ respiratory system caused the mega-death. biosphereonline.com/2020/…
In 1688 false reports of Irish soldiers burning and massacring English towns prompted a mass panic, with thousands of people arming themselves and preparing to resist non-existent groups of marauding Irishmen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
Today I learned about Elsa-Gate, a phenomenon of mass-produced low budget YouTube videos aimed at children featuring adult and bizarre themes including violence, pregnancy, suicide and medical procedures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Els…
Today I learned of 'Heaven's Gate' (religious group), who had participated in a mass suicide of 39 of its members (a coordinated series of ritual suicides) in order to reach what they believed was an extraterrestrial spacecraft following Comet Hale–Bopp in 1997. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Today I learned of the Nazino affair - the mass deportation of 6,000 "socially harmful" people to Nazino Island in the Soviet Union in May 1933. They were abandoned with only flour for food, and little in the way of tools, clothing, or shelter, and those who attempted to leave were killed by armed guards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naz…
The US Army Ordnance Department sabotaged the prototype AR-15 with 3 critical changes when it went into mass production as the M16, leading to its poor performance in the Vietnam War. theatlantic.com/magazine/…
In 2003, MTV aired an adult cartoon called Clone High which features clones of historical figures in high school. It was canceled after one season because it caused mass protest in India and even hunger strikes over its portrayal of Ghandi as a party animal ew.com/tv/2017/11/02/clon…
Jim Jones, the cult leader infamous for the mass suicide of Jonestown, was a racial integreationist and helped racially integrate various types of public places in Indianapolis in the 60s, and got a Humanitarian award for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Einstein’s theory of special relativity explains why a star can burn for billions of years without running out of fuel. If you can measure potential energy by multiplying mass by the speed of light squared, that means an average adult stores 30 large hydrogen bomb explosions worth of energy. iperceptive.com/works/sho…
There's a mass grave near Chicago containing about 60 circus performers. Some visitors report hearing ghostly elephant sounds at night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
Former member of Blink-182, Tom DeLonge, has signed a research agreement with the Army to study "inertial mass reduction, mechanical/structural meta materials, electromagnetic meta material wave guides, quantum physics, quantum communications, and beamed energy propulsion" armytimes.com/off-duty/mi…
During the French Revolution the bodies of over 100 French royals were exhumed and tipped into mass graves. Parts of them were also seized; one man took "Dagobert’s jaw, a section of Saint Louis’ skull, the teeth of Henry III, Philippe Auguste’s hair and the leg of Catherine de' Medici". uk.tourisme93.com/basilic…
Domestic pigs will quickly adapt to living in the wild if set free. They become extremely aggressive, and their physiology will change and resemble that of feral swine (bristly hair, tusks, increased muscle mass) within a matter of months. mlive.com/flintjournal/ou…
The kg is defined as being equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK), a block of platinum-iridium alloy manufactured in 1889 and stored at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in SΓ¨vres, France. metric-conversions.org/we…
Giant pandas are under thread of mass starvation due to bamboo mass blossoming this year. After bamboo, panda's main food source, blooms it dies and it takes 10 years for new bamboo to mature. When this happened in 1975 giant panda population dropped from 2000 to 1000 over the next 10 years. earth.org/bamboo-flowerin…
Today I learned about the largest Empires. Spain was the first global empire. The British was the largest ( 22% of the earth's land-mass). Mongol's was the largest contiguous and Portugal's is the longest-lived modern European colonial empires. businessinsider.com/the-1…
The last mass execution in the US happened during WW2 when 7 German POWs in Arizona were executed for murdering a fellow POW. The perpetrators knew that the victim had divulged secrets to the US so they murdered him the day he arrived at the camp. soar.wichita.edu/handle/1…
Today I learned that the smallest a neutron star can be is 12.5 miles but it has the mass of 1.5 of our sun. futurism.com/the-weight-o…
Alberta Canada is the largest inhabited land mass that has no rat population. Every territory surrounding it has rats, but high rat control efforts have kept them out. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Today I learned of the Battle of the Bullfrogs- in a 1754 CT town citizens rushed out of their homes armed against the sound of warring bullfrogs, leading to mass hysteria. The townspeople were ridiculed, and in response adopted the bullfrog as a symbol of pride. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is a radioactive mass created by the Chernobyl disaster that is so dense it could only be pierced by an AKM rifle, destroyed any camera that tried to take a picture of it (photographs had to be made with a mirror), and ate through 2m of materials to arrive at its current location. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
The moon's mass is about 1/81 of earth's mass and the pair behaves more like a double planet system large.stanford.edu/course…
Almost all the people of Xanthos, an ancient Lycian city in Anatolia, committed mass suicide in two events 500 years apart to avoid capture, first by the Persians and then by the Romans lycianturkey.com/lycian_s…
One of the first mass produced Treadmills were by Sir William Cubitt in 1818, who used it to torture inmates in jails of England. It consisted of 24 inmates side by side, with partitions. This pointless labor was meant to deter poor people from committing crimes to just get in jail for shelter. daily.jstor.org/treadmill…
In 1775, Mass. farmer Samuel Whittemore, 78 and alone, fired upon British soldiers killing 3. Now out of ammo, he drew his sword to continue the fight. He was shot in the face, bayoneted multiple times, and left for dead. When found, he was trying to reload his musket. He died 18 years later. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
The star Antares has a mass of about 12 times that of the Sun, if placed in the center of our Solar System, it would reach somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter nineplanets.org/antares-a…
Catatumbo lightning is an atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela. It occurs only over the mouth of the Catatumbo River. It originates from a mass of storm clouds over nearby mountains, and occurs during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
A Box of Durian cause a mass airport evacuation while HAZMAT/Emergency services were called to deal with a potential biohazard. northwesttelegraph.com.au…
In 1972 a sun orbiting mass grazed Earth's atmosphere streaking across the North American sky before continuing in an altered orbit around the sun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
The gravity constant, G was not known in Newton’s time, meaning the masses of the planets could not be directly computed. Newton got around this issue by expressing the masses of planets in terms of the mass of the sun maa.org/press/maa-reviews…
The sun is made up of plasma where hydrogen accounts for about 73.4% of the total mass or 92% of the total number of atoms. The other basic building block is helium, which accounts for 25% of the mass or 7.8% of the total number of atoms. Every second 6 million tons of hydrogen turns into helium needforscience.com/astron…
Coca-Cola has a medical application. It is sometimes used for the treatment of gastric phytobezoars (trapped mass in the gastrointetsinal system). In about 50% of cases studied, Coca-Cola alone was found to be effective in gastric phytobezoar dissolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
Mafia leader John Gotti and the Gambino crime family used an area in New York City called The Hole as a mass grave for mafia targets. gothamist.com/news/welcom…
Today I learned that the Russian Orthodox Church regularly blesses Russian Military Hardware, but has decided that it is inappropriate to bless weapons of mass destruction newsweek.com/russian-chur…
Today I learned about TON 618 which is a very distant and extremely luminous quasar that is 10 Billion light years away. It contains the most massive known black hole that has a mass which is heavier than 66 Billion Suns. epic.cpacamp.com/the-size…
The Sun accounts for 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
Cosmic dust adds about 40,000 metric tons per year to Earth’s mass. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
In 2014, scientists trying to understand dinosaur movement decided to strap artificial dinosaur tails to chickens to change their center of mass. Chickens raised with these tails demonstrated a more hip-driven movement associated with dinosaurs than the knee-driven movement of chickens. journals.plos.org/plosone…
The phrase "Keep calm and carry on" was originally coined by the British in 1939 to boost the morale of the public in preparation of mass air attacks on cities during WW2. A copy of the original poster was discovered in 2000, and since then, it has become trending once more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kee…
4 Canadian wolves were air-dropped into Isle Royale National Park in Michigan to boost the park's wolfpack to 8. The extra wolves were brought in to help keep the moose population in check, thereby preventing mass starvation of the moose herd. foxnews.com/science/4-can…
The only avian dinosaurs to survive the asteroid mass extinction event were no larger than a duck and still had teeth. nhm.ac.uk/discover/why-ar…
The moon has uneven gravitation as there are locations of large, dense regions called mass concentrations, or mascons, which are characterized by strong gravitational pull nasa.gov/mission_pages/gr…
The longest and most expensive criminal case in American history, a 15 year investigation of 321 counts of child abuse, led to no convictions and was likely "simply invented" and the result of mass hysteria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McM…
Today I learned of the Great Attractor, a gravitational anomaly suggesting a concentration of mass thousands of times more massive than our entire galaxy. However, it is obscured by the Zone of Avoidance (the Milky Way’s galactic plane), making it very difficult to directly observe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The CIA actively helped Indonesian dictator Suharto massacre an estimated 1 million suspected Communist Party sympathizers in 1965, providing training, mass media suppression, and lists of individuals whom they later acknowledged as being innocent. theatlantic.com/internati…
On 1955, after parishioners barred the Rev. Gerald Lewis, an African American priest, from celebrating Mass at St. Cecilia’s Chapel (Louisiana), Archbishop Joseph Rummel put this church under interdict, banning Masses and other sacraments from being celebrated 64parishes.org/entry/arch…
Today I learned about the 1561 Nuremberg celestial phenomen: a mass sighting of unidentified flying objects in medieval Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/156…
A bezoar is a round, solid mass of indigestible material such as calcium and magnesium phosphate that accumulates in your digestive tract. A 2013 review presented 46 patients treated with Coca-Cola for bezoars. A total of 91.3% of patients had complete resolution after treatment with Coca-Cola. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bez…
Nitrate film is prone to severely decaying if not properly cared for. First, the image and the plastic begin to deteriorate, then the gelatin binder becomes soft and sticky. Eventually the film will adhere to itself to the point where the roll becomes a solid mass or "hockey puck." filmcare.org/vd_binder.ph…
Prince Ali Ben Hussein of Jordan set out on horseback together with 14 Circassian riders in 1998 to Circassia (Russia). They followed the trail of the mass Circassian exodus in reverse. His goal was to make it possible for Circassians to return to their ancestral homeland. angelfire.com/hi2/Royalty…
Astronomers discovered a bizarre rogue planet wandering the Milky Way. The free-range planet, which is nearly 13 times the mass of Jupiter and does not orbit a star, also displays stunningly bright auroras that are generated by a magnetic field 4 million times stronger than Earth's. astronomy.com/news/2018/0…
In 2008 footballer Mathieu Flamini co-founded GF Biochemicals, the first company in the world to mass produce Levulinic acid, a a chemical identified by the US Department of Energy as key to unlocking a greener world. The company has won a John Sime award for most innovative new technology. bbc.co.uk/news/business-3…
Today I learned about Memphis' Martyrs Park, a city park built around a mass grave of the victims of the city's 1878 yellow fever epidemic and honoring the brave individuals who stayed behind despite great risk to care for the sick and bury the dead. roadsideamerica.com/story…
The common characteristics of Prader-Willi syndrome include small hands and feet, abnormal growth and body composition (small stature, very low lean body mass, and early-onset childhood obesity), hypotonia (weak muscles) at birth, insatiable hunger, extreme obesity, and intellectual disability fpwr.org/about-prader-wil…
If you weighed 100 pounds at the north pole on a spring scale, at the equator you would weigh 99.65 pounds, or 5.5 ounces less. Your mass, in grams, would stay the same because 'grams' is a measure of the resistance of a body to being moved and has nothing to do with acceleration or gravity. image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetr…
Today I learned of the Talheim Death Pit, a mass grave dating to 5000BC, containing the remains of 34 bodies, bearing some of the earliest evidence of habitual warfare, including fatal adze, axe and arrow wounds to the back of the head. It has been suggested that this site represents an early form of genocide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tal…
Planets and stars actually orbit around their common center of mass. This common center of mass is called the barycenter. As a result, the barycenter of Jupiter and the sun isn’t in the center of the sun. It’s actually just outside the sun's surface! spaceplace.nasa.gov/baryc…
In 1967's West Germany, a student that protested the ruler of Persia was shot dead by police, which sparked mass-demonstrations and unrest across the whole republic. Decades later it was revealed that the policeman responsible for the killing was actually an East German secret agent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
Surgeons at a Dental College in India removed a "well-defined bag-like mass" from the jaw of a 7-year-old boy. It weighed 7 ounces and contained 526 teeth. It took a medical team five hours to meticulously search through and count all of them. npr.org/2019/08/02/747614…
Today I learned about the Young Pioneers, a mass youth organization of the Soviet Union for children of age 9–15 that existed between 1922 and 1991. In line with the Soviet doctrine of state atheism, "every Pioneer would set up an atheist's corner at home with anti-religious pictures, poems, and sayings" armeniacamp.younglife.org…
Christopher Reeve bulked up over 40lb of muscle mass to play Superman with the help of David Prowse. Superman and Darth Vader were gym buddies. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
Today I learned of the β€˜Mass-Observation Diarists’ who were hundreds of volunteers in the U.K. during WWII who made regular diary entries. They wrote about the intimate details of their lives as well as their thoughts and feelings about the world around them. The result was an intimate portrait of British life. time.com/5764204/wwii-hom…
Astronomers discovered a bizarre rogue planet wandering the Milky Way in 2018. The free-range planet, which is nearly 13 times the mass of Jupiter and does not orbit a star, also displays stunningly bright auroras that are generated by a magnetic field 4 million times stronger than Earth's. astronomy.com/news/2018/0…
During the Mexican-American war, a battalion made up of mostly Irishmen called "St Patrick's Battalion" fought against the Americans, and when caught, were executed, making it the largest mass execution in United States history irishpost.com/life-style/…
The nokia 3210 was the first phone to sell 100 million units. It spotted the first mass market internal antenna, there games, and had a standby time of up to 11 days en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nok…
"potter's field," a term synonymous with mass graves, has a Biblical origin. It refers to an extremely clay-rich parcel of land in Jerusalem, purchased with the 30 pieces of silver which Judas returned to the chief priests. Useless for farming, the land was used to bury strangers. nytimes.com/interactive/2…
St. Claire of Assisi, who died in 1253 A.D., was named the Patron Saint of Television by Pope Pius XII in 1958, based on an incident in which she claimed the moving image and sound of a Catholic Mass had been miraculously projected on the wall of her room when she was too sick to attend. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Ferdinand Porsche (The founder of the Porsche luxury car brand) gave up his Czechoslovakian citizenship in order to become an active Nazi Party member in the late 1930s. He then pushed for the utilization of Jewish slaves to mass-produce the then-new Volkswagen Beetle, aka "The People's Car" warhistoryonline.com/war-…
The Seattle windshield pitting epidemic of 1954 was the result of mass delusion. When the media called attention to it people actually looked at their windshields and saw damage they had never noticed before. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
, UFO files released by Ministry of Defence shows that in wartime meeting, Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a ordered a cover-up of reported encounter between a UFO and RAF bombers, that he ordered it be kept secret for at least 50 years to prevent "mass panic" bbc.co.uk/news/uk-1085390…
Over 1 million people are buried on a small island in NY. Hart Island has been home to a confederate prison, asylum and β€œboys reformatory” dating as far back as 1869. Many of New York’s most vulnerable have found their way to this island and are laid in mass graves 3 caskets deep. untappedcities.com/2019/0…
The mass persecution and killing of "witches" was not a thing of the Middle Ages but only started in the 15th century. history.com/topics/folklo…
: Koro the phobia of losing one's penis is triggered by rumors of genital disappearance supposedly caused in China by female fox spirits, in Singapore and Thailand by mass poisoning, and in Africa by sorcery, usually in the context of socioeconomic or political tension. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
In 1973, a Marine pilot took a base helicopter and three crew members without permission to assist New Orleans police officers in fighting a mass shooter atop a downtown building. His actions saved countless lives, and he retired as a Lt General in 1990. nola.com/news/crime_polic…
One widely-accepted theoretical cause of some of the largest mass extinction events in history are mantle plumes. They form over millions of years when magma near the earth's core heats up and rises until it reaches the crust, causing widespread volcanic activity over gigantic areas. youtube.com/watch?v=NrbdY…
In Quartz watches, the second hand is rarely aligned perfectly. This is an unintentional indicator that the watch is handmade, because mass machine assembly is required to completely ensure that the second hands align. journal.vaerwatches.com/w…
The actor who played Peter pan died of overdose in NYC and was buried in a mass grave in Hart Island. It was found out because his mother wanted to connect him because of his father's passing. ew.com/oscars/2019/01/22/…
Spiders can sense electrical currents in the air and use them to launch themselves upward, traveling up to hundreds of miles. Occasionally a β€œmass ballooning” occurs, where so many spiders descend from the sky it looks like snow nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Since female dairy cows are much more valuable than bulls we use machines to sort bull semen into male vs female semen. These machines work based on the fact that XX semen have more DNA than XY, and thus greater mass, and can be automatically discriminated when colored with florescence. agweb.com/article/how-it-…
The star Antares has a diameter around 700 times larger than our sun’s, which is approximately 6 times the distance from Earth to Mars and 2/3 of the distance to Saturn, while having a mass only 7 times larger than the mass of our sun space.com/21905-antares.h…
Young Abraham Lincoln considered joining the Donner Party to California. The group is notorious for mass cannibalism after becoming trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for 5 months during the winter. He eventually declined due to a budding political career, a toddler and pregnant wife. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
There's no archaeological evidence that the siege of Masada ended with the mass suicide of its defenders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
Two Swiss companies based in Geneva (Firmenich and Givaudan) produce almost half the flavourings and fragrances of the world. Chances are that when somebody eats a mass-produced yoghurt or a burger or opens a can of fizzy drink anywhere in the world, they are tasting some Swissness. impakter.com/artificial-v…
Norman Borlaug saved more than a billion lives with a "miracle wheat" that averted mass starvation, becoming 1 of only 5 people to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Congressional Gold Medal. He said, "Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world." worldfoodprize.org/index.…
Szilveszter Matuska was a Hungarian mass murderer and mechanical engineer who made two successful and at least two unsuccessful attempts to derail passenger trains. Matuska's motives remain unclear, although it was reported that he achieved orgasm while watching the trains crash. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szi…
Today I learned about the Sobibor uprising, the largest and most successful mass-escape of prisoners from a concentration camp during WW2 history.co.uk/article/the…
Someone sued walmart for stopping them to check their receipt on the way out. Ball v. Wal-Mart, Inc., 102 F. Supp. 2d 44 (D. Mass. 2000) law.justia.com/cases/fede…
Penicillin was first able to be mass-produced from a moldy cantaloupe found in Peoria, Illinois saturdayeveningpost.com/2…
Scientists have thought the melting and forming of ice sheets around the world changed the distribution of mass around the planet enough to shift the polar axis. Since 2000, the Earth's axis has jumped eastward by about 7 inches a year” cnbc.com/amp/2016/04/09/s…
I learned that the 2000-2006 Ford Excursion is still the longest and heaviest SUV to ever enter mass-production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
French king Louis IX ordered churches closed because Henry III of England kept stopping at every single church he passed to hear mass and was late to their meetings. babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/…
The reason Christmas is sometimes abbreviated to "X-mas" is because the "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word ChristΓ³s (Ξ§ΟΞΉΟƒΟ„ΟŒΟ‚), which became Christ in English. The suffix -mas is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xma…
Today I learned of Forrest Bird, the creator of some of the first reliable mass-produced mechanical ventilators. He sold his first units to the army, and they were made of strawberry shortcake tins and door knobs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
There are over 40,000 unclaimed bodies in morgues across America. Families often don't show up and claim the bodies because they can't afford a funeral for them. They are later buried in mass graves. c-hit.org/2017/08/18/lyin…

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