In Return of the Jedi (1983) for the speeder chase, Garrett Brown walked through the forest shooting at less than one frame per second. By walking at about 5 mph and projecting the footage at 24 frame/s, the motion seen in the film appeared as if it were moving at around 120 mph en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ret…
Dogs are not colorblind, they just can't see quite as many colors on the spectrum as humans. In fact, their vision is better than humans when detecting motion or in the absence of light. It is believed they may even be able to see ultraviolet. livescience.com/46565-are…
Thomas Edison would hire thugs to destroy movie sets because he felt that he owned the rights to any and all film made since he filed the first patent for the motion picture camera history.com/.amp/news/the…
Sinbad: Beyond The Veil of Mists was the first full length animated movie to utilize 3D motion capture animation and despite costing $30 million USD to make, only grossed $29,245 worldwide en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
A steering automatically returns to the center because engineers have achieved the return motion of the steering wheel solely by giving the front wheels an angle, called a caster angle. youtube.com/watch?v=wLbs8…
Today I learned about Winter Lab. A 5x5m room with an ice floor that is mounted on a 6 axis motion simulator capable of simulating icy walking conditions. It is used to independently test winter boots, work boots, and ice cleats by the Toronto University Hospital Network Rehabilitation Institute. ratemytreads.com/about/
In the 1915 film Inspiration, the story of a sculptor's model, model Audrey Munson appeared fully nude, the first woman to do so in an American motion picture. The censors didn't ban the film - because if they banned it, they would also have to ban Renaissance art en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aud…
The stop-motion masterpiece Anomalisa was produced by Starburns Industries, a company created by Dan Harmon and Dino Stamatopoulos, who played the character Starburns on Community. starburnsindustries.com/a…
NASA hired 11 deaf men to study the body's responses to foreign gravitational environments. They were chosen because their disabled inner ear made them immune to motion sickness. nasa.gov/feature/how-11-d…
Swedish car maker Koenigsegg was inspired to make his first car after watching Norwegian stop-motion film FlΓ₯klypa (EN: Pinchcliffe) Grand Prix en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koe…
The Roman philosopher Lucretius used the random movement of dust particles in air (later known as Brownian motion) to deduce the existence of the atom in 60 BC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
Ahmed Best, the actor who provided the motion capture and voice of Jar Jar Binks, considered suicide due to the negative reception to the character bbc.co.uk/news/entertainm…
Our conscious experience of deciding to act happens after the brain has already set the act in motion. So, what we perceive to be the present moment is actually a memory. theatlantic.com/magazine/…
The song, St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion), features members of REO Speedwagon, Toto and Mr. Mister, and even though was the main track of the film, it was really in honor of a wheelchair athlete named Rich Hansen, and his β€œMan In Motion” spinal cord inhury awareness campaign. insidehook.com/article/mu…
, Brownian motion was first described by a botanist and not a physicist, but the world’s most famous physicist, Einstein, honed his academic chops by explaining it mathematically. myweb.rz.uni-augsburg.de/…
Sailors slept in hammocks, as they stayed well balanced even if the ship was in motion. The Royal Navy formally adopted the sling hammock in 1597 much after Columbus discovered them in the Bahamas. Sailors got so accustomed to hammocks that they even took them back on leave. portandterminal.com/a-bri…
The Humphrey Bogart movie The Maltese Falcon (1941) was a remake. The original was made in 1931, before the Motion Picture Production Code. Warner Bros. was forbidden from rereleasing the original because of sexual situations and references to homosexuality, which the code prohibited. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Deaf people do not experience motion sickness airandspace.si.edu/storie…
Today I learned about motion camouflage used by Australian emperor dragonflies to gain advantage in a fight. They are capable of approaching in a way that looks like they are not moving, just growing large, in order to avoid triggering a fight or flight response from their target. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
The Skelton monster in Laika Studio's Kubo and the Two Strings is considered to be the largest stop motion puppet ever made. cartoonbrew.com/feature-f…
When a bee hive becomes too full, bees will form a "Senate" comprised of older, more experienced bees to seek a new location. When a bee finds a good spot, it begins dancing to motion other bees toward it. Then, they vote on it by dancing as a collective until a consensus is reached. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Today I learned about professional breast massages in Japan. Masseuses use fingers in motions that simulate the baby’s suckling of the nipple, in order to improve milk production for new mothers. japantimes.co.jp/communit…
British and Irish railways used to use "slip coaches", which were disconnected while in motion to reduce the number of stops that express trains needed to make en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sli…
Today I learned about Smalls Lighthouse Tragedy- 1 of 2 men died, other went crazy watching the corpse wave in a "beckoning" motion. This lead to lighthouses having a crew of 3. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
Today I learned about Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea (c. 490–430 BC), who claimed that motion is nothing but an illusion. Upon hearing Zeno's arguments, Diogenes the Cynic stood up and walked away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen…
Martin Sheen's left arm is shorter than other due to an injury during birth. The difference in arm length and range of motion can be seen in his work, especially Apocalypse Now and whenever he puts on jacket in 'The West Wing'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erb…
Today I learned about the Paternoster; a largely obsolete style of elevator that has no doors and is continuously in motion. youtube.com/watch?v=Rvvbn…
Bulls don’t actually hate the colour red. In Bull fights, they don’t charge at the cape because of its colour, but because of the motion it makes when the matador waves it. The cape is just red to mask the bloodstains from the fight. businessinsider.com/why-b…
Stanford scientists are continuing the work of Nikola Tesla to make his vision of wireless electricity transmission a reality. This would allow for electric cars to be able to charge while in motion, eliminating the need for charging stations. futurism.com/stanford-sci…
A legal loophole in the UK allows alcohol to be sold without a license on a train in motion. An unlicensed distillery exploited this by setting up in a disused railway building, obtaining a steam train, and selling gin to customers while they road it back and forth from the distillery. thedrinksbusiness.com/201…
It's not uncommon for women to experience "chemical pregnancy" in which your body goes through the motions of being pregnant when in fact there's no embryo. whattoexpect.com/pregnanc…
It is illegal in the US to trade futures contracts on onions and "motion picture box office receipts" due to the Onion Futures Act en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni…
The β€œmy phone is listening in on me” meme is not entirely baseless: Study's findings suggest that eavesdropping activity would not be detected by current security mechanisms. Not only microphones, but also seemingly harmless motion sensors are a potential eavesdropping channel in smartphones. link.springer.com/chapter…
Star Wars was released in the Navajo Language, the first motion picture to be translated into a Native American language smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
While Issac Newton was essentially quarantined at his home when Cambridge was closed in 1665 due to the Plague, he discovered the groundwork for his theories of calculus and the laws of motion. khanacademy.org/partner-c…
Today I learned of the Dvorak keyboard layout. Its fans say that it requires less finger motion and as a result reduces errors, increases typing speed, and reduces repetitive strain injuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvo…
Kiefer Sutherland (TV series "24") provided the facial motion capture and English voices for Big Boss and Venom Snake in the video games "Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes" and "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kie…
When making the movie Avatar, they would film the motion capture from all angles. After the actors are rendered, the director would walk onto the set with a "virtual camera", which would allow him to film as if he were in the CG environment. TL;DR, they filmed using virtual reality. popsci.com/technology/art…
Diogenes "the Cynic" of Sinope, a controversial Greek philosopher, responded to Zeno's paradoxes on the impossibility of physical motion by getting up and walking away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen…
Adam Jones, the guitarist of the rock band TOOL, also worked on makeup and set design for Hollywood blockbuster films such as Jurassic Park, Terminator 2 and Ghostbusters II, and used his background in film to create TOOL's "unique" stop-motion music videos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
The Sackbut likely got its name from the French terms 'sacquer' and 'bouter', which describe the motions of pushing and pulling used while playing the instrument. caslabs.case.edu/medren/r…
Research has shown that when speaking, individuals who have been congenitally blind and have thus never seen anyone gesture nonetheless make hand motions just as frequently and in the same way as sighted people do. In fact, they will gesture even when conversing with another blind person. researchgate.net/publicat…
In the 50's NASA recruited Deaf people to research why they didn't get motion sickness. Tests included flights in 'Vomit Comet' and sailing in the rough seas (researchers got violently sick, while Deaf people just played cards happily). nasa.gov/feature/how-11-d…
In the 1970s food advertising started moving, which is why we see all the fancy tricks: shrimp doing flips, apples sliced in mid air, lobster claws cracking in slow-motion, french fries bouncing across a table. Because of Elbert Budin. newyorker.com/culture/ric…
The LumiΓ¨re brothers, the inventors of motion picture, once said that "the cinema is an invention without any future" and gave up on the technology to go back to focusing on photography, so their involvement in the early history of film was quite brief en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aug…
Lamborghini registered the unique motion of how the doors of their cars opened as a motion trademark. trademarks.justia.com/758…
Anthony Daniels, who endured years of discomfort in the C-3PO costume, was so annoyed by Alan Tudyk (Rogue One) playing K-2SO in the comfort of a motion-capture suit that he cursed at Tudyk. Tudyk later joked that a "fuck you" from Daniels was among the highest compliments he had ever received. cinemablend.com/news/1602…
Botanist Robert Brown was not the first who discovered Brownian motion (It was Jan Ingenhousz) and Einstien was not the first who described it. But Einstien used Brownian motion to calculate the size of an atom. youtu.be/xAY8C0c2Ba4
NASA and the U.S. Naval used 11 deaf men from Gallaudet University and their inability to get nauseous to study the effects of prolonged weightlessness on the human body. Their work made substantial contributions to the understanding of motion sickness and adaptation to spaceflight. nasa.gov/feature/how-11-d…
Today I learned of the Paternoster, a dangerous elevator where you step in and out while it is in motion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…

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