October is the 10th month of the year, but the word "Octo" is generally associated with 8 (Octagon, Octopus, etc), it was named October because back then it was the 8th month of the year, and March (Martius) was the first month (there was no January and February yet). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
Chase's octagon shaped logo, designed in 1961, is a stylized representation of the water pipes laid by its predecessor, the Manhattan Company, which Aaron Burr had formed as a water company in 1799, in a backdoor attempt to circumvent Alexander Hamilton's Bank of New York monopoly. newyorktraveler.net/burr-…
UFC 3 featured, among other things, a 6'8'' 600lb Sumo wrestler fight a 5'11'' wrestler 200lb, and a trained minister fight MMA legend Royce Gracie after carrying a full-sized cross on his back to the octagon ufc.tv/video/royce-gracie…
Stop signs have 8 sides because in 1923, it was suggested that the more dangerous an upcoming road was, the more sides a traffic sign should have. Circles (infinite number of sides) designated the riskiest hazards, octagons the second-most dangerous, and rectangles were informational. nytimes.com/2011/12/11/ma…
After the White House was burned during the War of 1812, President James Madison spent the rest of his time as president living and conducting business from The Octagon House, which he rented for about $500 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
MMA Fighter Justin Wren Left The Octagon, Fighting Slavery And Oppression In Africa. Wren Helped Dig Wells For Clean Water, Grow & Harvest Food, Buy Back Land That Was Taken From The Pygmies. He's Replanting Trees, Which Deforested By Companies Seeing To Exploit Minerals There. theguardian.com/sport/201…
The # is called an Octothorpe as when you connect the points around the perimeter it forms an octagon. The Thorpe portion comes from the last name of an Olympic athlete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Num…
The original UFC octagon design ideas included electric fences and moats filled with alligators. Since Vale Tudo fighters often tried to escape through the ropes in boxing rings, the cage was ultimately chosen as a way to Keep fighters from leaving prematurely. mmafighting.com/2013/11/1…
The Walter Sobchak character in The Big Lebowski was partly based on John Milius, screenwriter of Apocalypse Now and originator of the UFC octagon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Some of the early ideas for the UFC octagon were electric fences and an alligator moat to keep the fighters inside. cagepotato.com/ufc-origin…
Bruce Buffer, the veteran voice of the octagon in UFC, makes $30,000 per fight celebritynetworth.com/ric…
The Chang-Gu World Trade Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan follows a Chinese pagoda style and has an octagonal base to be stable against high winds which are typical in Taiwan as it is prone to typhoons. It was tested to pressures equivalent of wind speeds in excess of 300 mph (480 km/h) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The MMA ring is octagonal to equally accommodate fighting styles respectively fought on square rings, like boxing, and circular rings, as in wrestling. entertainment.howstuffwor…
The designer of Barcelona's renowned Eixample district, known for its octagonal blocks with courtyards,Ildefons Cerda, never got paid for his designs and died in poverty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ild…
There's a house in Barrington, Illinois, that looks octagonal from the outside but not from the inside: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oct…
This hollow octagonal tower on the Devon coast is a 'Daymark', essentially a lighthouse with no light, which was erected in 1864 as daytime navigational aid to mariners entering Dartmouth Harbour in the South of England. bythedart.co.uk/things-to…
Today I learned of the architecture in Eixample, a district of Barcelona. The popular octagonal 'blocks' of buildings, designed by Ildefons Cerda, serve to create wide intersections, making for greater visibility, better ventilation and (today) some short-stay parking space. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eix…
Bushwick Bill was the first person to show Snoop Dogg what a blunt was (5'09") youtube.com/watch?v=1Azhq…
President Abraham Lincoln was an accomplished wrestler and is enshrined in the Hall of Fame and he suffered only 1 defeat in 300 matches. history.com/news/10-thing…
Drunken Kung Fu is a real martial arts style that uses drinking movements, waist movements, and falling movements to confuse and surprise your enemy. youtube.com/watch?v=d9wq7…

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