Chuck Yeager enlisted as private, was an aircraft mechanic before becoming a pilot, got shot down over France but escaped, had 11.5 aerial victories, broke the sound barrier and multiple speed records as a test pilot, and retired from the US Air Force after 34 years as a brigadier general. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Birds' navigational abilities may result from quantum mechanics. This theory suggests that the entanglement of 2 electrons on molecules in their eyes helps them detect Earth's magnetic field pnas.org/content/113/17/4…
In 1977, a man vandalised lifts with chewing gum in a neighbourhood in Singapore for two weeks. He was later caught red-handed by a mechanic who planted himself at the top of a lift cabin. nas.gov.sg/archivesonline…
In 1950 a Czech mechanic found a wrecked German AFV from WWII and rebuilt it to smash through the Iron Curtain and apply for US Citizenship. historyisnowmagazine.com/…
Today I learned of King Bansah, an African king that lives in Germany and work as a mechanic at the same time that rules his kingdom in Ghana. vice.com/en/article/exq8p…
Today I learned about Lagrange Points. Celestial mechanics concerning points of orbit in space. Specifically points where a small object can maintain its relative position within a star system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lag…
After David L Roth left Van Halen, Eddie offered the lead singer position to Patty Smyth of Scandal. She declined. He then offered it to Daryl Hall, who also declined. Finally Eddie was introduced to Sammy Hagar via their mutual Ferrari mechanic and he accepted the position. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
About the life of John Demjanjuk who started off in the Soviet Army, was captured by the Nazis where he became a concentration camp guard, then became an auto mechanic and US citizen in NYC. He lost his US citizenship twice afterwards and was tried by several nations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In the 1940s, a veteran NYC bus driver took his city bus on a two-week joyride to Florida. There, he was found by detectives and a mechanic. They all rode back to the city, where he was arrested. Charges were dropped and he was allowed to keep his job as his story gained popularity. gothamist.com/arts-entert…
The first computer game was Nim, released in April 1940 on a computer called the Nimatron, which weighed over a ton. The designer was a nuclear physicist and quantum mechanics pioneer who later participated in the Manhattan Project. 100,000 games were played, with the computer winning ~90% en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nim…
When the Red Army captured Hitler's bunker on 2 May 1945, the only person they found alive was mechanic, Johannes Hentschel. He had stayed behind after everyone else had either fled of committed suicide to keep the field hospital in the building above supplied with water and electricity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Though nonhuman primates exhibit the mechanics necessary for articulate speech, most experts agree these came about to assist with eating and other functions. Humans are exceptional in find a secondary use for a flexible tongue & precise breath control: pronouncing a wide variety of sounds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ori…
Silicon transistors in modern computer chips are only 14nm wide, which is 400x smaller than a red blood cell. We are reaching the theoretical minimum size of silicon transistors, at which point quantum mechanics prevents them from working properly. popularmechanics.com/tech…
Lamborghini Supercars excist because of a 10-Lira Tractor clutch. Ferruccio Lamborghini noticed issues from the clutch of his Ferrari, he told Enzo Ferrari about the imperfections but he didnβ€˜t want advice from the tractor mechanic. This started Lamborghini’s passion for racing cars kissfromitaly.com/en/blog…
Game designer Sid Meier has a 33/33/33 rule of sequel design, 33% of the game should keep established systems, 33% should feature improved systems, 33% brand-new mechanics gamasutra.com/view/news/2…
Without Quantum mechanics, we couldn't understand why the Sun shines. Quantum tunnelling allows the atoms to spontaneously overcome the electromagnetic repulsion between positively charged protons and produce the nuclear fusion, something the heat and pressure at the Sun core can't do at his own en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
A Japanese TV show apparently hired 3 experts in fluid mechanics, engineering, and dentistry to determine the best way to hold a burger. After 4 months of research, they concluded that your pinkie and thumb should be on the bottom, while the remaining fingers should be on top of the burger. kotaku.com/the-perfect-wa…
Queen Elizabeth II was a truck mechanic in the army mashable.com/2015/04/22/q…
Today I learned about Bertlmann's socks β€” a physicist so famed for wearing odd socks every day, that they have been turned into a metaphor about how quantum mechanics does (not) work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rei…
Being a NASCAR pit crew member is so physically demanding that today instead of giving mechanics physical training, they take athletes and give them auto mechanic training jalopnik.com/how-people-b…
Today I learned about JIS-spec screws, which look an awful lot like Phillips-head screws, but the tools are not always interchangeable and can cause mechanics tremendous frustration. motorcycle.com/ask-mo-any…
Negative probability exist and were discovered in 1942. Although highly criticized at first, they are now the bases of quantum mechanics and risk neutral probabilities in finance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neg…
American mechanic Walter Hunt is regarded as the inventor of the safety pin that bears resemblance to those used today. The safety pin included a clasp that covered the point and kept it from opening, and a circular twist at the bend to act as a spring and hold it in place. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saf…
Queen Elizabeth II served as a mechanic and driver in World War II interestingnews.neocities…
Photosynthesis is most likely so efficient because plants evolved to use quantum mechanics, like superposition, to aid in efficient energy transfer. The same concepts we are struggling to utilise to make better computers today. phys.org/news/2014-01-qua…
Mechaniscburg in Pennsylvania is a town named for a settlement of mechanics who made and repaired Conestoga wagons in the early 19th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mec…
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…
Complex numbers in quantum mechanics are not auxiliary, but rather a necessity in order to avoid contradiction. youtu.be/f079K1f2WQk
Hugh Everett III invented the "many worlds" interpretation of quantum mechanics, and asked to be thrown in trash after death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
George Carlin was a nuclear bomber mechanic in the Air Force, was court-martialed 3 times, reduced in rank and was eventually pushed out due to troop reductions. youtu.be/CewUVZZMXT8?t=41…
An American Airlines Plane was stolen by two men that worked with mechanics to get the aircraft flight-ready. The plane has never been found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
Whilst boarding a plane, an elderly passenger threw coins into one of the engines to ensure β€œgood luck”. Plane mechanics later found nine coins at the site, including one inside the engine. The flight ended up taking off more than 5 hours late. scmp.com/news/china/socie…
Today I learned about Richard Turner. He is one of the best card mechanics/ magicians in the world. He is a 2-time recipient of the Close-Up Magician of the Year award, while being blind after losing his eye sight at the age of 9 from scarlet fever. He also is a 5th degree karate black belt. good.is/features/richard-…
Lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas - one of the longest words in the Finnish language - means "airplane jet turbine engine auxiliary mechanic non-commissioned officer student". omniglot.com/language/art…
Most of the big US Airlines have shifted major maintenance work on their aircraft to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are FAA certified and inspections "have no teeth" vanityfair.com/news/2015/…
Queen Elizabeth of United Kingdom (then princess), joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) as a mechanic and a driver in 1945 and became the first female member of the Royal family to become an active full-time member of the armed services. royal.uk/queen-and-armed-…
SchrΓΆdinger did not believe in the possibility of a cat being simultaneously both dead and alive. His thought experiment was meant to criticize the absurdity of the existing view of quantum mechanics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Michael Jordan's father counseled him (in high school) to become a mechanic when he grew up, because "those who work with their hands always had a good job." thefactfile.org/michael-j…
The British created a "bouncing bomb" - which uses the same mechanics as skipping rocks on the surface of a water body- in order to blow up German dams in WW2. It worked. thedambusters.org.uk/solu…
When a UK autoshop mechanic saw the Google Street View car coming his way, he staged a murder scene. Police paid the shop a visit a year later after the image was finally spotted on Street View. bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-…
Today I learned of Pat Roach, who played several different roles within the Indiana Jones series. Specifically within The Raiders of the Lost Ark, he played both the bald mechanic and one of the first goons in the bar. indianajones.fandom.com/w…
There was a plan to turn the pyramids of Giza into amusement park rides. Illustrations in a 1931 issue of Modern Mechanics and Invention magazine depicted swinging cars that would be mounted atop the pyramids to give visitors a 360Β° view of the surrounding complex. paleofuture.gizmodo.com/t…
Queen Elizabeth II is a trained mechanic. She learned her skills in WWII (1945) as part of the Auxiliary Territorial Service. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Louis Chevrolet, the founder of Chevrolet died bankrupt and poor working as a mechanic for the company he started. autonews.com/article/2008…
Guy Martin, best known for his motorcycle racing (17 podiums at Isle of Man TT's), over 1 million book sales, multiple Guinness world record holder and who has raised 10's of thousands of pounds for charity; still works as a lorry mechanic doing servicing and MOT work for a haulage company. guymartinracing.co.uk/who…
As a publicity stunt, the Hacienda casino in Las Vegas in 1958 paid a slot machine mechanic to continuously fly around in a modified Cessna 172. Not only did the pilot and co-pilot set the flight endurance record, the record still stands today as 64 days 22 hours and 19 minutes. jalopnik.com/how-a-slot-m…
In the early days of the Indy 500, most drivers carried a "riding mechanic" with them. Their tasks included manually pumping oil and fuel, checking tire wear, spotting (no rear view mirrors for most yet), communicating with the pits, and even massaging the driver's hands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rid…
Queen Elizabeth was a mechanic in ww2. mashable.com/2015/04/22/q…
Today I learned about the quantum mind,a group of hypotheses proposing that Newtonian mechanics can't explain consciousness, and that quantum mechanical phenomena, like entanglement and superposition, play an important part in the brain's function and may partly form the basis of an explanation of consciousness en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
That Positivity Psychology ratios of 3 compliments to 1 negativity leading to a fuller and better life, has been debunked mathematically as the ratios and equations for the research came from a 1965 paper on fluid mechanics. getpocket.com/explore/ite…

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