American chemist Alexander Shulgin personally tested hundreds of drugs, meticulously recording their effects in his lab notebooks. He is also credited with introducing MDMA to psychologists in the late 1970s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
In 2011 radio personality Ira Glass claimed to have tracked down Coca-Cola's secret recipe, to a 130-year-old notebook belonging to inventor's best friend. He said that the closely guarded formula is: alcohol and six oils – orange, lemon, nutmeg, coriander, neroli and cinnamon. theguardian.com/business/…
Not only was Marie Curie the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics and chemistry, but she was exposed doses of radiation that 100 years later her notebooks need to be kept sealed in a lead-lined box. blog.bir.org.uk/2015/09/0…
In 2012 the University of Chicago received a package for "Henry Jones Jr" (Indiana Jones). Inside a replica of Indiana's notebook. Turned out that someone had ordered it online, it fell out the packet and a postal worker assumed the name/address on the notebook was the intended recipient en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Today I learned about Fitzwilliam Notebook, which was a diary kept by Isaac Newton when he was 19 or 20 years old. It contained a list of Newton's 57 deeds that he considered sins. The list included entries like 'making pies on Sunday night', 'calling Dorothy Rose a jade' etc. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
To avoid being targets of violence, reporters notebooks took on a smaller format in the Civil Rights Movement and it stuck clarionledger.com/story/j…
The University of New Hampshire has a gallery on Betty and Barney Hill, known internationally for reporting they had been abducted by aliens in 1961. The exhibit features aliens depicted in a sculpture and drawings, the dress Betty wore, notebooks, photographs, and documents about the abduction newswise.com/articles/exh…
A jury was able to convict an accused bank robber after they discovered the impression of a holdup note in a notebook the defendant owned. The prosecution had missed it when presenting the notebook as evidence. savannahnow.com/article/2…
In soccer when a yellow card is shown, the referee writes the player’s details in a small notebook; hence a caution is also known as a β€œbooking” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
That, one of the few references that Leonardo Da Vinci made to sexuality in his notebooks states: "The act of procreation and anything that has any relation to it is so disgusting that human beings would soon die out if there were no pretty faces and sensuous dispositions." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Johann Sebastian Bach did not write the Minuets in G major and G minor, BWV Anh. 114 and 115, but were by composed by another German composer Christian Petzold, which, through their appearance in the 1725 Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, used to be attributed to Bach. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
Ramanujan's lost notebook, discovered 56 years after his death, contained the mock theta functions that have been found to be useful for calculating the entropy of black holes. The unordered sheets contained over six hundred mathematical formulas listed consecutively without proofs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks are all online bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.…
Only fifteen paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci have survived to our days. On the other hand, his notebooks preserved thousans of drawings an notes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Art historians dismissed some doodles in da Vinci’s notebooks as β€œirrelevant.” But in 2016 a Cambridge professor found that one page of these scribbles actually contained the first written records demonstrating the laws of friction sciencealert.com/engineer…
Leonardo Da Vinci was a genius who had no schooling and could barely read Latin or do long division. But his notebooks were 7,200 pages crammed with notes and scribbles including math calculations, sketches of animals, weapons of war, and studies for paintings buffalonews.com/2017/10/1…
Marrie Currie notebook is so radioactive it has to be stored in a lead box, and visitors have to sign a waiver before they can see it. businessinsider.com.au/ma…
Ryan Gosling was selected as the lead for 'The Notebook' because the director thought he wasn't handsome. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Melitta Bentz invented the first drip coffee maker in 1908. She became the first person to create a coffee filter, using a blotting paper from her son’s notebook. worldatlas.com/articles/w…
The MacBook Air, once the 'world's thinnest notebook' when released in 2008, is now one of the thickest laptops Apple sells businessinsider.com/apple…
While in federal prison for bank robbery in the late 1950s, Whitey Bulger volunteered to take part in the covert CIA program MK-ULTRA in exchange for time off his sentence. He was injected with LSD nearly every day for 15 months, and in a notebook years later wrote of lingering effects. boston.cbslocal.com/2011/…
Today I learned of the Lead Mask Case: the unsolved death of two men found on a hilltop wearing lead eye masks with no apparent injuries. A nearby notebook was found to contain the message '16:30 be at the specified location. 18:30 ingest capsules, after the effect protect metals await signal' muldersworld.com/watch.as…
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams hated each other while filming The Notebook thedailybeast.com/article…
Today I learned of the Lead Mask Case: the unsolved death of two men found on a hilltop wearing lead eye masks with no apparent injuries. A nearby notebook was found to contain the message '16:30 be at the specified location. 18:30 ingest capsules, after the effect protect metals await signal mask' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
Mozart heard a starling at market whistling an unpublished tune he was working on -- he bought the starling to preserve secrecy, recorded the melody it sang in his notebook, and gave it an elaborate funeral when it died three years later. indiana.edu/~aviary/Resea…
Ryan Gosling was cast in the movie "The Notebook" because the director was looking for someone that was "not handsome" and "not cool". usmagazine.com/celebrity-…
Japanese scientists tested a notebook that belonged to Marie Curie she used for 15 years, only tiny traces of radioactivity were detected, the notebook was not dangerously radioactive jstage.jst.go.jp/article/…
There's a direct correlation between sales of Moleskine notebooks and proximity to an Apple store npr.org/2015/05/27/408794…
In 1937, a Florida teenager and her father may have overheard several hours of Amelia Earhart's post-crash distress calls on a shortwave radio. She wrote down what she heard in a notebook that night, and that notebook is now in the hands of Earhart's crash investigators. tighar.org/Projects/Earha…
Guillermo Del Toro lost his notebook in the back of a London cab which contained most of the ideas for pans labyrinth. Cab driver returns the book as him Del Toro discussed comic books and had told the driver what hotel he was staying in. He received a $900 reward for its return. fuckyeahbookarts.tumblr.c…
While recording Wing's "Band on the Run", Paul and Linda McCartney were robbed at knifepoint. The assailants made away with all of their valuables and a bag containing a notebook full of handwritten lyrics and songs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
Marie Curie's notebooks from the late 19th century are still too radioactive to be handled womenshistory.about.com/o…
Bill Gates purchased the Codex Leicester, one of Leonardo da Vinci's notebook, for a whopping $30.8 million, and made it openly available on Windows Vista. blog.seattlepi.com/micros…
100-year-old notebook found encased in Antarctic ice is part of Robert Scott's expedition team techtimes.com/articles/18…
David Baldacci began writing stories as a child, when his mother gave him a notebook in which to record them. He wrote for more than two decades without much success. While practicing law, he turned to novel writing, taking three years to write Absolute Power, an international best seller en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Marie Curie, a Polish radium physicist in the 20th century was exposed to so much radiation during her life that her notebooks must be kept in lead-lined boxes. They will still be dangerously radioactive for another 1,500+ years. csmonitor.com/Technology/…
A brother and sister were arrested for having sex in church parking lot. When questioned by police they said it happened after watching 'The Notebook' news.com.au/world/brother…
WD-40 stands for "Water Displacement, 40th formula", taken straight out of the creator's lab notebook wd40.com/faqs/#a91
In 1995 an Australian doctor created the 'Deliverance Machine': a euthanasia device which utilised a software called 'Deliverance' - patients were posed three questions via a notebook computer, if they answered yes to all three, the machine administered a lethal dose of barbiturates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eut…
French students use a special type of notebook paper that serves for easier note taking and facilitates learning handwriting getfrenchbox.com/what-is-…
Steve from Blues Clues is still alive and is now doing voiceover work and making kids albums. He also still has his handy dandy notebook and thinking chair. huffpost.com/us/entry/us_…
Ryan Gossling and Rachel McAdams feuded constantly while filming "The Notebook." He even once tried to get her removed in order to work with someone else off camera. thedailybeast.com/co-star…
Ryan Gosling was cast in The Notebook because the director wanted someone who was "unattractive" hollywood.com/celebrities…
Guillermo Del Toro left a notebook containing 4 years' worth of ideas for Pan's Labyrinth in the back seat of a London cab. The cab driver used a scrap of stationery from Del Toro's hotel he found in the book to return it. Del Toro gave him a $900 reward. articles.latimes.com/2006…
A Dell laptop stinks. The Latitude 6430u computer in 2013 smelled like "cat urine" because of a manufacturing flaw in the plastic. Customers reported erroneously blaming their cats for the smell, which was so strong that they were embarrassed to use the notebooks in public. bbc.com/news/technology-2…
Even Leonardo Da Vinci had been keeping and updating his To-Do List in small notebook hanging from his belt. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams of "The Notebook" did not get along on set, so much to the point that Gosling wanted her fired and replaced with another actress. blogs.indiewire.com/thepl…
Ryan Gosling got his role in the notebook because the director thought he was neither handsome nor cool out.com/entertainment/pop…
The Apple PowerBook 100 series in 1991 was the first notebooks with keyboards at the back with palmrests in front on either side of the pointing device. It set the standard for notebooks thereafter as portable PCs then tended to have keyboards forward towards the user with nothing behind. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pow…
James Holmes - egomaniac of Aurora Movie Massacre - kept a notebook that was released to the public showing detailed plans, self-diagnosises, and an existential crisis. cbsnews.com/pictures/from…

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