The director of The Notebook wanted someone "not handsome" for the male lead in the movie, so he cast Ryan Gosling for the role. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The most expensive manuscript in existence is the Codex Leicester, a notebook written by Leonardo Da Vinci. When adjusted for inflation, it is worth $53 million and is currently owned by Bill Gates. The original Book of Mormon and a Letter from Zeng Gong to his friend follow in 2nd and 3rd. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
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…
Today I learned about Srinivasa Ramanujan's lost notebook, which was rediscovered by Mathematician George Andrews in 1976. It was a bunch of notes with over 600 formulae, which he had written before his death.The mock theta functions in the notebook have been useful for calculating the entropy of black holes. thatsmaths.com/2012/12/06…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
There's a direct correlation between sales of Moleskine notebooks and proximity to an Apple store npr.org/2015/05/27/408794…
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…
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…
100-year-old notebook found encased in Antarctic ice is part of Robert Scott's expedition team techtimes.com/articles/18…
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/…
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…
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 Gosling was cast in The Notebook because the director wanted someone who was "unattractive" hollywood.com/celebrities…
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…
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…
Ryan Gosling got his role in the notebook because the director thought he was neither handsome nor cool out.com/entertainment/pop…
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…
Even Leonardo Da Vinci had been keeping and updating his To-Do List in small notebook hanging from his belt. npr.org/sections/krulwich…

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