Metal (eg. coins, nails...) has no smell at all. The distinct smell we associate with metals is just the metal reacting with oils and other dirt on our hands. If you wash a coin thoroughly and smell it without ever touching it, it won't have any smell at all. youtu.be/BqLH-nTZEOc
There are only 4 authentic Thai pavilions built outside of Thailand. One being in Madison Wisconsin. It was a gift to the University of Wisconsin-Madison from the Thai government for the large Thai student population. The pavilion does not contain any screws or nails of any kind. olbrich.org/gardens/thai.…
Swelling around nail beds or nails that curve downwards can be a telltale sign of lung cancer and it is advised to consult a doctor asap. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr…
Ridiculously long nails was the hot trend in Vietnam during the 1920’s. saigoneer.com/saigon-cult…
The word gadzooks comes from "God's hooks", referring to the nails that attached Jesus to the cross. mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-cu…
The avarage human body has enough iron in it to forge a metal nail that is 3-inches long, enough sulfur to kill all fleas on a dog, enough carbon to make 900 pencils, enough potassium to fire a toy cannon, enough fat to make 7 bars of soap, and enough phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads. sciencenotes.org/elements…
Kaley Cuoco’s Penny did not appear in the original The Big Bang Theory pilot. The first pilot included two female lead characters - Katie, "a street-hardened, tough-as-nails woman with a vulnerable interior" and Gilda, a scientist colleague and friend of the male characters. wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bi…
London pays yearly rent for a property to the Queen since 1211 with an axe, a knife, 6 horseshoes, and 61 nails. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Festivus was a real holiday invented by the father of a Seinfeld writer. In their celebration, their dad would also put a clock in a bag & nail it to the wall. β€œI don't know what it meant...he would always say, "That's not for you to know."” en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Fes…
The "law of the instrument", a cognitive bias that involves an over-reliance on a familiar tool. As Abraham Maslow said in 1966, "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law…
Vikings believe the death ship Naglfar was built from the nails of the dead and so anyone who died with nails unpared provided ship-building material and hastened the inevitable end. ancient.eu/Vikings/
Alcatraz's reputation as a tough as nails prison was a Hollywood myth. Many inmates requested transfer there on account of its good food and one man per cell policy. history.com/news/10-thing…
Nail clubbing is a deformity of the finger or toe nails associated with a number of diseases, mostly of the heart and lungs verywellhealth.com/what-i…
Yoshiaki Sugita,one of Japans best sword smiths, wanted to create a mysterious pattern of overlapping petals on the edge of his swords(from the Kamakura period)but kept failing for 30 yrs. Finally he used 200 yr old temple nails to recreate his dream sword, ceremoniously gifting it to the temple amazingjapan.org/a-japane…
In the Philippines, some Catholics volunteer to be non-lethally crucified on Good Friday. Sterilised nails are driven through their palms and they are hung on crosses. Ruben Enaje has been crucified 27 times. Philippines Department of Health advises tetanus shots before crucifixion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
Farmers have cows swallow a big magnet, so when cows eat things like loose nails, it doesn’t travel through their digestive tract and rip it open. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails was the last resident of the house where Sharon Tate was murdered before it was demolished in 1994. After recording "The Downward Spiral" at the house, Reznor moved out following a chance encounter with Tate's sister, but still owns the house's front door. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100…
The song "Old Town Road" is based off a Nine Inch Nails instrumental from the free-to-use album Ghosts I-IV. pitchfork.com/news/nine-i…
While assisting displaced Vietnamese refuge seekers, actress Tippi Hedren's fingernails intrigued the women. She flew in her personal manicurist & recruited experts to teach them nail care. 80% of nail technicians in California are now Vietnameseβ€”many descendants of the women Hedren helped bbc.com/news/magazine-325…
Giancarlo Esposito, who portrayed the villain Gustavo Fring in Breaking Bad, has such a poor Spanish accent that some native speakers have described it as 'Nails on chalkboard'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus…
KFC makes a nail polish that tastes like fried chicken fortune.com/2016/05/05/kf…
Your fingernails/toenails are made of keratin, which is also what your hair is made of, and thats why your nails grow. onhealth.com/content/1/fi…
Classical guitarists have several ways of trimming their plucking nails. There are various shapes and angles that influence ease of plucking and tone. classicalguitar101.org/cl…
A tack piano has thumbtacks or nails placed on the felt-padded hammers of the instrument at the point where the hammers hit the strings, giving the instrument a tinny, more percussive sound. It is used to evoke the feeling of a honky-tonk piano. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tac…
Nails (especially toenails) seem to "grow" in length after being immersed in water after a long time period, but they will appear to "shrink" a while later. (I went swimming today, noticed my nails were horrendously long, and cut them before I realized my mistake). getlongnails.com/do-nails…
Traditional Japanese woodworking didn't use nails or glue, instead they used interlocking joints to connect the wood interestingengineering.co…
"Closer" by Nine Inch Nails missed the Billboard top 40 by one spot one week. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
The city of London still pays rent to the Queen on land it leased in 1211. Nobody even knows where the land is located anymore. But over the past centuries, the city has paid the same flat rate: a knife, an axe, six oversized horseshoes, and 61 nails. historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
Many procedures that are done in a dentist's office smell like a nail salon because both professions use the same type of acrylic, mostly for dentures/temporary crowns and fake nails respectively. healthymouthproject.com/t…
English sailors on the HMS Dolphin in 1766 discovered that native women on islands would trade sex for iron, and began pulling nails out, causing loss of the ship's structural integrity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
In the 18th century, the wealthy would keep live "garden hermits" or, people that would dress as druids and live in handmade grottos among the properties. They would be used as entertainment, could not cut their hair or nails, and were often treated as sages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Actress Tippi Hedren, star of Hitchcock's "The Birds" was instrumental in beginning the association between Vietnamese-Americans and the nail salon industry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tip…
Nail polish was originated about 3000 years ago in China and back then it was made with beewax, egg whites, gelatin and vegetable dyes. nailbeautician.com/2018/0…
"Old Town Road" is based around a sample from Nine Inch Nails. Trent Reznor is listed as one of the songwriters. loudwire.com/old-town-roa…
Bobbie the Wonder Dog covered 2,551 miles on his own to return home to Oregon after he was lost. He returned mangy, dirty, and scrawny, with his nails worn down to nothing and seemingly walked the entire distance, swam rivers, and crossed the Continental Divide during the coldest part of winter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
The Marquess of Queensberry rules for boxing made it so no shoes or boots with spikes or sprigs (wire nails) would be allowed wikipedia.org/wiki/Marque…
With its cross-dressing and homosexual pairings, Some Like It Hot was released without a "Hays Code" certificate of approval. The Tony Curtis-Jack Lemmon comedy was an overwhelming success, helping put a final nail into the authority of code. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Som…
Why magician Penn Jillette paints one of his fingernails. It began when his mom advised him to clean/manicure his nails, since people would be staring at his hands during close up magic. This was initially done in a joking act of defiance, which evolved into the tribute it is today. blog.withings.com/2016/05…
Rich kids bragging on social media, such as Instagram, are unwittingly providing incriminating evidence for prosecutors about their parents' fraud schemes. Cybersecurity firms say they have been using social media evidence to nail fraud and assets in up to 75 percent of their cases. cosmopolitan.com/lifestyl…
The wings of dragonflies prevent bacterial growth due to their natural structure. The surfaces of their wings are covered in nanopillars making them look like a bed of nails. When bacteria come into contact with these surfaces, their cell membranes get ripped apart immediately. phys.org/news/2018-03-dra…
Penn Jillette from Penn and Teller painted his finger nails red as a joke in response to his mother telling him him to get a manicure because people would be looking at his hands, but always keeps one finger nail painted red in memory of his mother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Before clocks, there were candle clocks, that when burned, indicated the passage of periods of time. To set an alarm, you pushed a nail into the desired point and the nail would ld fall and clank on the metal holder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Nail sizes are designated with the term "penny", but written with the letter "d", after the Roman coin, the "denarius". packinc.com/2015/09/why-n…
In the Phillipines, "some Catholics are voluntarily, non-lethally crucified for a limited time on Good Friday to imitate the sufferings of Christ. Pre-sterilised nails are driven through the palm of the hand between the bones, while there is a footrest to which the feet are nailed." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
Your nails can absorb so much water that they change shape even after one shower myblisskiss.com/blog/chip…
Phthalates lower IQ levels. They can be found in shampoos, conditioners, body sprays, hair sprays, perfumes, colognes, soap, nail polish, shower curtains, medical tubing, IV bags, vinyl flooring and wall coverings, food packaging and coatings on time-release pharmaceuticals. cnn.com/2016/07/01/health…
Doctors in the 19th century used to break bladder stones by hammerring a long nail inside the urethra until it breaks(without anesthesia) onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
When Plato defined humans as "featherless bipeds", Diogenes brought a plucked chicken into Plato's classroom, saying "Behold! I've brought you a man!". After the incident, Plato added "with broad flat nails" to his definition. en.wikisource.org/wiki/Li…
Psychiatrists have redefined "Pathological Grooming" such as skin-picking, hair-pulling, and nail-biting as similar to OCD, and they are considered often to be virtually uncontrollable. npr.org/sections/health-s…
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and Richard Wagner (1813-1883) were frenemies, and one of the last nails in the coffin of their friendship was Wagner's allusion that Nietzsche's ill health was the result of "excessive masturbation". nytimes.com/1999/01/24/bo…
The Nine Inch Nails album "The Downward Spiral" was recorded in the same house as the Manson Family murders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Trent Renzor from the band Nine Inch Nails made the music for the first person shooter PC game called Quake en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
A korean comfort woman was stripped and rolled on a board of nails by Japanese WWII soldiers vox.com/2015/12/29/106828…
A common injury astronauts experience in space is fingernail delamination (their nails fall off in the space suits) news.mit.edu/2010/astrona…
When Plato gave the definition of man as "featherless bipeds," Diogenes plucked a chicken and brought it into Plato's Academy, saying, "Behold! I've brought you a man," and so the Academy added "with broad flat nails" to the definition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
In 1989 the balloon used to film a music video for Nine Inch Nails broke free and, when found in a farmers field 200 miles away was investigated by the FBI who suspected it was a snuff film en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow…
The city of London is still paying rent of a sharp axe, a billhook, 6 horseshoes, and 61 nails to the Queen on a property leased in 1211 atlasobscura.com/articles…
In the 1980s nail salons projected images of the clients they wanted to attract using artist, Patrick Nagel style prints. thenailscape.com/patrick-…
Nine Inch Nails' 2008 album Ghosts I–IV was released under a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-SA) and was later nominated for two Grammys (Best Rock Instrumental Performance and Best Box Set or Limited Edition Package), marking the first time music released under a CC license earned a nomination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gho…
James Cameron would use a nail gun to nail the film crew's cell phones to a wall in retaliation for unwanted ringing during the production of Avatar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The Aztec god Tlaloc was said to require the tears of the young. As a result, if children did not cry, the priests would sometimes tear off the children's nails before the ritual sacrifice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Today I learned of an old brand of cigarettes named "Death". Slogans on the packaging included phrases such as "Let Us Be The Nail In Your Coffin", "The Grim Reaper Don't Come Cheaper", and "Cigarettes are addicting and debilitating. If you don't smoke, don't start. If you do smoke, quit." torok.com/articles/market…
When your bread starter starts to smell of acetone (nail varnish remover/paint stripper), it actually is acetone you are smelling and with a few chemical steps you can make acetone. It’s harmless and can be fixed once you β€˜feed’ your starter with water and flour, the smell goes away. breadmatters.com/sourdoug…
During the "Red Terror" of 1918, Communist secret police in Orel "poured water on naked prisoners bound in the winter streets until they became living ice statues." In Ukraine, they "rolled people around in barrels studded internally with nails." Upwards of 1 million people died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails composed the soundtrack to the original Quake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
People who were crucified actually died by asphyxiation. The weight of one’s body pulling down on the arms makes breathing increasingly difficult. Additionally, loss of blood via the nail wounds slowly shuts down heart and lung function. theguardian.com/science/2…
Biting the skin around your finger nails or on your body is a condition called Dermatophagia and has varying levels of addiction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der…
Today I learned about Doug Bergeson a Wisconsin man that accidentally shot himself in the chest with a nail gun. Then proceeded to drive to the emergency room with the nail penetrating his heart. cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/…
Our ancient primate ancestors evolved nails and specialized claws due to the development of complex social networks and increased social grooming. floridamuseum.ufl.edu/sci…
Today I learned of tree spiking, a way of denaturing (as in denatured alcohol) trees to render them unsuitable for logging by insertion of large nails, attempting to process these trees will result in equipment damage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
There are completely Black Chickens that have black plumage, black legs and nails, black beak and tongue, black comb and wattles, black meat and bones and even dark organs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya…
Traditional Japanese buildings do not use nails or glue. Instead, timbers are connected by elaborate dovetail joints. spoon-tamago.com/2016/10/…
The little toenail deformity, the one that’s so hard to trim into a normal shape and looks like a split nail, is actually a 'sixth toenail'. It is also referred to as 'accessory nail' or 'double nail of the little toe'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
Dogs claws can be different colors because "The color of the nail is determined by the color of the surrounding skin and hair." dailydogdiscoveries.com/t…
Chronic nail biting is more closely linked to impulse disorders like Tourettes than OCD or anxiety racked.com/2018/6/8/17426…
A "nail house" is a home whose resident refuses to leave in order to make way for new construction. In China this has lead to some almost sculpture-like creations. io9.gizmodo.com/unbelieva…
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails once released an entirely free album under a Creative Commons license with the message "this one's on me" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The FBI once investigated the 'Murder' of Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor mentalfloss.com/article/5…
A man grew out his fingernails for 66 years after being reprimanded in class by a teacher for breaking a nail in class. He had the record for the longest nails ever recorded. npr.org/2018/07/13/628789…
Cows can develop a condition known as 'Hardware disease' due to eating sharp metal objects. Because cows don't have a way to identify what they are eating, objects like nails and wire can hurt their insides. To treat it magnets are used to safely collect the metal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
, in baseball, some catchers wear nail polish during games to make their signs more visible for the pitchers melmagazine.com/everythin…
Traditional nail polish is not considered halal because it does not let water reach the nailbed - new "breathable" formulas were made to be worn by devout muslims refinery29.com/2016/07/11…
KFC has made edible nail polish with "Hot & Spicy" and "Original Recipe" flavors. bbc.com/news/world-asia-c…
"Radium Girls" painted clock dials with self luminous paint, and would then apply the same paint to their teeth, nails and skin to give a glowing appearance. Their remains are still highly radioactive and glow to this day due to the 1600 year half life of Radium. spectator.co.uk/2016/06/t…
"Monster Mash" used low-budget sound effects for the recording: the sound of a coffin opening was made by a rusty nail being pulled out of a board; the sound of a cauldron bubbling was water being bubbled through a straw, and the chains rattling were simply chains being dropped on a tile floor. songfacts.com/detail.php?…
Today I learned about Picher, Oklahoma. A town that had to be abandoned after it was discovered that an old lead mine was poisoning the residents. The real nail in the coffin came when an F-4 tornado hit in 2008. Today, the town sits completely empty. 5newsonline.com/2015/11/0…
A cover of Nine Inch Nail's "Closer" was featured on a child's lullaby CD. youtu.be/Mew84vXjYXw
During the filming of the music video for the Nine Inch Nails song "Down in It", the ropes holding the camera, used to film Trent Reznor's "dead" body, snapped, and the balloon brought it 200 miles to a farmers field in Michigan. It was later investigated by the FBI as a snuff film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow…
Nails at one time were so expensive that people would burn down old barns just to recover their nails. books.google.com/books?id…
Cows are fed magnets that stay in their stomach for life to collect metal objects like nails or barbed wire that the cow will occasionally eat, thus preventing the objects from getting stuck in their intestines and causing "hardware disease" en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Farmers feed their cows large magnets that settle in their stomachs to prevent "Hardware Disease", since cows often eat nails, staples, and pieces of wire when grazing. magnetsource.com/Solution…
The FBI investigated the music video for Nine Inch Nail's 'Down In It' as a possible snuff film for a year before identifying the 'victim' as Trent Reznor. youtube.com/watch?v=5gV8y…
Before releasing Nine Inch Nails' debut album Pretty Hate Machine, Trent Reznor took a job as a janitor at a recording studio. Using the recording equipment during his breaks, he near-singlehandedly wrote, played, and edited a demo, and was signed to a record label soon after. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Guard llamas are real thing and they can tear an animal apart with their teeth and sharp nails. They are used to protect farm animals from coyotes and foxes. Most llamas also have innate dislike for canines and will chase and attack such intruders with "extreme prejudice". realtor.com/advice/home-i…
Cats shed their older claw sheaths to reveal a shiny new claw underneath. Those claw fragments cat owners may or may not find around the house, are a totally normal part of a cat's nail development. vetstreet.com/dr-marty-be…
Tetanus is NOT caused by the rust in rusty nails. The rough surface of rust merely provides the ideal habitat for the bacteria that causes tetanus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
Seals, sea lions, and walrus' have nails. neaq.org/blog/even-seals-…
The band Nine Inch Nails created an alternate reality game to be played over 18 months. Challenges in the game included finding a specific USB at many of NIN's concerts, finding individual payphones and waiting to be called there, and decoding time codes in order to find digital letters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Nail biting has been associated with a better functioning immune system because of the exposure to germs on a small scale that your body can build antibodies to. news.com.au/lifestyle/hea…
In 2013, Russian artist and activist Petr Pavlensky sat down naked in Red Square and pounded a nail through his scrotum and into the cobblestone street. He called it a "metaphor of apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of Russian society." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…

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