The 58-story Millennium Tower, the "Leaning Tower of San Francisco", has sunk 18 inches with lean of 14 inches (as of 2018). Residents have reported various "creaking" and "popping sounds". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Televangelist Pat Robertson, net worth $100M, predicted in 1976 that the world would end in November of 1982. After that didn't happen, he tried again a decade laterβ€”in his 1990 book The New Millennium, he said the world would be destroyed on April 29, 2007. The world did not end on that date. usnews.com/news/articles/…
After janitor James Hampton died in 1964, his massive outsider artwork entitled "Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly", it was donated to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where it has been on display ever since. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The Egyptian Language was actively spoken for more than 5,000 years, spanning from the late fourth millennium BC to the 19th century AD. It lingers on as the liturgical language of the Coptic Church. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egy…
In the ancient world, people used a base one handed count to 12 instead of today's standard of 10 on two hands for counting each finger. The thumb was used to point to and count each joint on their fingers where they bend for a total of twelve. It began in Sumer in the 3rd millennium BC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex…
Today I learned of Steve Leech, a milkman who was doing his rounds when he saw a shop on fire. He used 320 pints of milk to put out the fire, saving 7 other stores. He received the award for "Hero Milkman of the Millennium" telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
Jeff Bezos is building a 10,000 Year Clock inside a remote mountain in West Texas an icon for long-term thinking. It ticks once a year, the century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium, and will keep time for the next 10,000 years. 10000yearclock.net/learnm…
Chicago had a theme song and dance to celebrate the new millennium. It's called Do The Milly. mediaburn.org/video/do-th…
Today I learned of Girgori Perelman, the only person in history to have solved one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems. After solving the PoincarΓ© conjecture Perelman was offered the Field's Medal and $1 million prize money, he declined them both. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gri…
Pythagoras cannot have been the first to discover the Pythagorean theorem because it was known and used by the Babylonians over a millennium before he was born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 1996 mathematician Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman turned down a prize awarded to him by the European Congress of Mathematicians. In 2006 he rejected the Fields Medal, equivalent of the Nobel Prize for mathematics. In 2010 he rejected the first Clay Millennium Prize prize of one million dollars. wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigor…
Millennium '73, a festival at the Houston Astrodome organized by the followers of 15-year-old guru Maharaj Ji, was promoted as "the most significant event in human history which would usher in a thousand years of peace." It featured big-band music and drew between 10,000 and 35,000 attendees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Princess Leia's ship in A New Hope, Tantive IV, was the original design for the Millennium Falcon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Asphalt is not a modern material. Regular production of asphalt is known from the 3rd millennium BC. The Babylonians even used it to fasten carved eyes to statues. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
Today I learned about the Wobbly Bridge in London. In June 2000 pedestrians walking across the new Millennium Bridge unconsciously synced up their steps with the bridge's natural movement, causing it to sway more than intended. Fearing collapse, engineers closed the bridge for 2 years to address the problem. youtu.be/gQK21572oSU
Today I learned of KΚΌinich JanaabΚΌ Pakal or "Pacal the Great", a Mayan king whose reign lasted 68 years, the longest in world history for more than a millennium and the fourth-longest verifiable reign of a sovereign monarch in history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C…
Electrum is a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver. It was used as early as the third millennium BCE in Egypt, as an exterior coating to the pyramidions atop pyramids and obelisks. The first metal coins ever made were of electrum and for a few decades, the Nobel Prize medals were too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
The 3d artist who made the Millennium Falcon for Star Wars Episode 7 and Solo worked for 23 years at a brokerage firm first, before deciding to go into VFX at age 45. pronews.jp/column/2018070…
There was a plan 20 years ago for revellers to celebrate the turn of the Millennium twice, by flying Concorde across the Atlantic. After celebrating in Paris, they'd fly supersonic to New York to party again bizjournals.com/wichita/s…
Today I learned of Grigori Perelman, a Russian mathematician and the only person to have solved a Clay Millennium Prize problem for which he declined the $1 million prize. Grigori Perelman also declined mathematics' most prestigious award, the Fields Medal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gri…
Big Cypress, a music festival held by the band Phish on News Years Eve 1999 in to 2000, had 85,000 in attendance making it the largest Millennium Eve concert that night. This is the longest Phish concert ever, culminating in a 7.5 hour long second set from midnight to sunrise New Year's Day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
The VIA Rail Station at Ottawa is considered one of the finest examples of the International style in Canadian architecture. Built in 1966, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada named the station as one of the top 500 buildings produced in Canada during the last millennium en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ott…
Today I learned about Grigori Perelman the mathematician who solved the Poincare Conjecture one of the 7-millennium problems and denied the million dollar prize money as well as the fields medal. Rest of the 6 still remain unsolved. famous-mathematicians.com…
Today I learned of Tarim mummies. They indicate that Caucasoid populations lived in Xinjiang in western China during the 1st millennium BCE. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
The Lego set 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon spent a day in a sauna, since it couldn’t fit into the ovens used to quality check a product’s resistance towards sunlight lego.com/en-us/aboutus/ne…
Although Galileo is often said to have refuted Aristotle's erroneous theory of gravity, by dropping objects from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the earliest experimental refutations was described a millennium earlier, by John Philoponus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned of Ben Wilson who has turned hundreds of chewing gum blobs on London’s Millennium Bridge into works of art. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Millennium Prize Problems are seven problems in mathematics. A correct solution to any of the problems gets awarded $1 million to the discoverer(s). To date, the only problem to have been solved is the PoincarΓ© conjecture, solved by Grigori Perelman in 2003 who declined the prize money of $1M. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Millennium Park in Abuja, Nigeria, visually links the enormous Cotton Tree, a holy tree situated on one side of the Millennium Park, with Aso Rock, the holy Rock. The park, conceived and designed by the Italian architect Manfredi Nicoletti, was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
All paper was made out of rags for over a millennium and a half after its invention, and that wood-based paper wasn't the most common kind until the second half of the 19th century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The Bible's story of Noah's Ark is based on a 1st millennium Assyrian copy of a story known as the Epic of Gilgamesh. This story itself is over 4100 year old and is considered to be the earliest surviving great work of literature in human history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noa…
Sexagesimal (base 60) is a numeral system with sixty as its base. It originated with the ancient Sumerians in the 3rd millennium BC, was passed down to the ancient Babylonians, and is still usedβ€”in a modified formβ€”for measuring time, angles, and geographic coordinates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex…
Millennium Tower, a San Francisco high-rise housing more than 400 luxury condos, is sinking at a rate of 2 inches per year and leaning. The foundation wasn't anchored to bed rock, but sand, making it susceptible to further damage from soil liquefaction during a powerful earthquake. businessinsider.com/is-mi…
DJ Carl Cox played the Millennium (1999 to 2000) on New Year's Eve twice, by performing in Sydney, Australia and again in Hawaii after flying back over the International Date Line. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
In 1994 first prehistoric temple (dated 10th millennium BCE), known now as GΓΆbekli Tepe, was found in Southeastern Region of Turkey - that redefines our origin as builders/farmers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C…
A&E created a list of the 100 most influential people of the last millennium and it was topped by Johannes Gutenberg, creator of the printing press wmich.edu/mus-gened/mus17…
Tyler Labine, Dale from β€œTucker and Dale VS Evil,” was a secret recurring character on the X-Files, appearing as the character β€œStoner” in 3 Darin Morgan related episodes (as well as an episode of β€œMillennium” as the same character). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyl…
Unless it is corrected, time on our UNIX systems will begin to count backwards towards zero on the 19th of January 2038, as time is stored in a 32-bit integer counting from the 1st of January 1970. This is known as the 'Year 2038 problem' or 'Unix Millennium Bug'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yea…
Today I learned of Grigori Perelman, a mathematician who in 2003 proved the PoincarΓ© conjecture--a long unsolved problem in mathematics--and later declined the Fields Medal, $1M Clay Millennium Prize and other awards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gri…
Grigori Perelman, a Russian mathematician, successfully proved the PoincarΓ© conjecture (one of the seven Millennium problems) in papers made available in 2002 and 2003. When his work survived review, he was offered a Fields Medal and the $1,000,000 Millennium Prize, both of which he turned down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gri…
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (the largest study of its kind) concluded that human actions are depleting Earth's natural capital in such a way that the ability of the planet's ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
The robbers from the Millennium Dome raid previously attacked an armoured car. They planned to break it open by ramming it with a large metal spike welded to the chassis of a lorry. The plan was thwarted when a pissed off motorist took the keys from the unattended lorry blocking his way. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
They found a $200-500 million solution to fix the leaning Millennium skyscraper in San Francisco. And are starting work soon. sfchronicle.com/bayarea/m…
The Millennium Tower in San Francisco, a 58-story luxury high-rise whose 'cheaper apartments' sell for $2 million, is sinking and tilting to one side - raising fears it may eventually topple over - because "to cut costs, Millennium did not drill piles to bedrock". sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com…
In 1999, the TV, lighting & sound cables for Greenwich Park's 'Millennium Pop Concert' were laid by trained ferrets because it was impossible to use rods to push the cables through the tiny underground tunnels. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
The 'Partnership for Drug-Free-Kids' is funded by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, Purdue Pharma, Millennium Health, and Pfizer Inc., among others drugfree.org/wp-content/u…
The coastal town of Dunwich, England is estimated to have had a population of around 3000 in the year 1086. Today, its population is around 100-200, not only because people have moved away but also because much of the land it was on was destroyed by coastal erosion over the last millennium. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dun…
The country of Cambodia got its name from a tribe in ancient Afghanistan, almost 3,000 miles away. Indian colonizers brought the name with them in the first millennium A.D. enacademic.com/dic.nsf/en…
Today I learned of Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) coordinated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. One of the aims of the project is to collect the seeds from 75,000 species of plants by 2020, representing 25% of the known flora. As of June 2015, 34,088 wild plant species and 1,980,405,036 seeds are in storage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
The first countries to abolish capital punishment were China, where it was banned between 747 and 759, and Japan, where it was banned between 818 and 1156. The first European nation to abolish capital punishment was a millennium later, in 1786 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…

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