The first person to actually look at Saturn in a telescope was Galileo. He saw a strange oval-shaped planet. He thought the planet might have ears, or two small balls on either side. Later observations showed that these were actually Saturn’s grand ring system universetoday.com/46237/w…
The Draft Eisenhower movement was the only successful political draft of the 20th century to take a private citizen to the Oval Office. It was a widespread American grassroots political movement that eventually persuaded Dwight D. Eisenhower to run for President. enacademic.com/dic.nsf/en…
Today I learned of the Queenstown oval in Tasmania. The gravel surface has been in use since 1895 and one long time player claims the best way to deal with it is to "Land on someone" abc.net.au/news/2019-09-1…
The desk in the Oval Office is called the Resolute Desk, named after the ship it was built out of in 1880. The HMS Resolute was found empty and adrift in packice, then salvaged by the US and gifted back to the UK, which helped narrowly avoid a war. FDR would add the front to hide his polio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
The Oval Office has been the main office for the President since Taft first worked in it about October 1909. After his inauguration President Taft held a competition to select an architect to enlarge and make permanent the West Wing's "temporary" Executive office whitehousehistory.org/que…
The iconic oval structure where Roman gladiators fought is called the Flavian Amphitheatre. It is frequently and erroneously called The Coliseum (Colosseum) because at one point a colossal statue of Nero once stood nearby. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Saturn appears as an oval shape viewing it through most regular binoculars. When Galileo observed this, he likened them to handles. It is very rare to see any space between the rings and the planet bestbinocularsreviews.com…
Today I learned about Biopace, which is an oval shaped front gear for bikes, intended to optimize a rider's strength during different parts of pedalling sheldonbrown.com/biopace.…
A man in Texas turned his driveway into an exact replica of the most famous room in the White House, the Oval Office youtube.com/watch?v=0SbC1…
The President's desk in the Oval Office of the White House was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880, & was carved from the HMS Resolute, a 19th century British Royal Navy ship that an American whaler recovered from the Arctic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
The President has a private Oval Office dining room. The president may have casual meals alone or with staff and catch the news on television or discuss White House policy whitehousemuseum.org/west…
The iconic desk used by every POTUS in the Oval Office since 1880 was made from the timbers of a British Royal Navy ship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
Herbert Hoover was first to have a line installed directly in the Oval Office, Calvin Coolidge made the first presidential transatlantic call in the 1920s, and by the 1960s, LBJ was making more than 40 calls a day ctia.org/news/all-the-pre…
President Ronald Reagan had a stack of index cards with one-liner jokes on them. He kept it in his desk in the Oval Office, and would insert the lines into speeches to help them go over well. youtube.com/watch?v=HA7sP…
Because the Secret Service aren't allowed into the Oval Office, they turned the floor into a giant, digital scale so that they can monitor where the President is at all times. huffingtonpost.com/brad-m…
When the exiled Shah of Iran requested entry into the U.S. for medical treatment, Henry Kissinger intervened on his behalf by repeatedly calling President Jimmy Carter. On more than one occasion, Carter hung up his phone in rage in the Oval Office and shouted "Fuck the Shah!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
President William Howard Taft, doubled the size of the West Wing and built its first Oval Office. He placed the famous Roosevelt desk there where it survived a major fire in 1929 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Liberty, President Gerald Ford's dog, was trained to create diversions in meetings. If Ford wanted to end a conversation in the Oval Office, he would signal Liberty and she would go to the guest wagging her tail, creating a natural break. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lib…
George H.W Bush was a big fan of baseball, he even kept his first baseman’s glove in a drawer of his desk in the Oval Office. He oiled it regularly and often used it to concentrate, putting it on to sock his hand in while he was thinking. nytimes.com/2018/12/01/ob…
Today I learned about the 'Bollock Dagger', a Tudor-era knife so called because it has two oval swellings resembling testicles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bol…
, The 'Oval Office' is in the West Wing, and NOT in the residence of the White House youtube.com/watch?v=BW6hx…
An ellipse is always an oval, but an oval is not always an ellipse. (Ellipses are a subset of ovals) differencebetween.com/dif…
The White House was built with an Oval Office after George Washington requested that the Presidential house in Philadelphia include a semi-circular room for formally receiving visitors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ova…
FDR had a recording machine installed under the Oval Office with the intent to record press conferences in 1940. The machine was often turned on before press conferences and would often continue recording conversations after the press conferences concluded. millercenter.org/the-pres…
Today I learned of the Stennis Compromise, in which Richard Nixon offered to let a Senator who was notoriously hard-of-hearing listen to the Watergate Oval Office tapes, and then let him summarize what he heard to the Special Prosecutor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
President Johnson, out of respect for his assassinated predecessor, John F. Kennedy, used the Oval Office only as a formal setting with visitors and continued to do most of his work in his vice presidential suite located in the Old Executive Office Building realclearpolitics.com/art…
Some animals like frogs and lizards have a third eye, a very small grey oval between their two regular eyes, which functions as a photoreceptor connected directly to the pineal gland to tell their brain when it is day or night while the regular eyes are closed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Bottlenose dolphins can reliably identify "good" (prosocial) and "bad" (antisocial) behavior with just shapes. Dolphins, like infants, can tell which entities to trust and which not to based on past behavior. Even if they're just ovals. journals.sagepub.com/doi/…
Curly hair is curly because the hair follicle it grows from is oval and straight hair is straight because the hair follicle it grows from is round. Straight hair is like a straw (except tinier) and curly hair is like a slightly squeezed tip of a straw. popsci.com/science/articl…
The OSS director once showcased the then newly invented gun silencer to president Franklin D. Roosevelt by shooting 10 rounds at a sandbag in the oval office without Roosevelt noticing, and then handing him the smoking gun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
The Harry Truman Library has an exact replica of the Oval Office, a a feature that has been copied by other Presidential libraries, including the Johnson, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Each outgoing President leaves a sealed letter in the Oval Office for the incoming President, which by tradition is read and then removed from all records. huffingtonpost.com/brad-m…
The Oval Office Study is the working office of the President of the United States. It adjoins the Oval Office, the ceremonial office of the president and is accessed from a small corridor outside the Oval Office, which includes the president's private lavatory and the president's dining room en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ova…
JFK, when stranded on the Solomon Islands, wrote a rescue message on a coconut, and was rescued. He got the coconut back, and it was on his desk in the Oval Office. jfklibrary.org/Asset-View…
Those weird oval light panels all over the death star were created by director of photography Gilbert Taylor in order to better light the set theasc.com/magazine/feb06…
The moon is "tidally locked" in rotation with earth. It is slightly oval shaped from inertial force of Earth's gravity which keeps the man in the moon always facing towards us. space.com/26246-lunar-tid…
The oval office is not located at the center of the White House, but is instead at the corner of the West Wing building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ova…
The Oval Office Resolute Desk was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes made from the timber of the HMS Resolute en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
"GolfCross" is a golf type game played with golf clubs and oval-shaped balls that are shot into a net. youtube.com/watch?v=HpqDN…
Since the Oval Office was constructed in 1909, every president has used one of six desks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
There are 2 Oval Offices in the White House. The second is known as the Yellow Oval Office because of the wallpaper First Lady Madison had put on the walls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
That U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson loved the soda Fresca so much he had a soda fountain for it installed in the Oval Office. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
The desk in the oval office is made from timbers of a British ship, which the US found and restored and gave back to the Queen as a gift, who then eventually had it made into a desk as a thank you for returning it... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
Ronald Reagan used to give acorns he collected from Camp David to the squirrels outside the Oval Office. On his last day in office, mindful of new President Bush's dog, he left the oval office for the last time, gave the squirrels acorns and set down a note that read "beware of the dog" aolnews.com/2011/02/02/5-…
Attaching small beauty patches to one's face was fashionable for men and women in 18th Century London. The patches were made of black fabric, and came in shapes such as hearts, ovals and crescent moons. historyextra.com/article/…
US President Lyndon B. Johnson had a soda fountain containing Fresca installed in the Oval Office. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Each oval in the Toyota logo is drawn with different stroke thicknesses, pointing to Japanese calligraphy art and culture. blog.toyota.co.uk/toyota-…
There's a replica of the oval office at GitHub's HQ in San Francisco as one of the ambients where people can work officesnapshots.com/2015/…
Richard Nixon chose his Oval Office desk because he thought it was previously used by Woodrow Wilson, the president during World War I; however the desk turned out to have not been used by Wilson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
After leaving office, Lyndon Johnson's Oval Office desk was taken to his museum, and once in a while, he would sit at the desk to "surprise unsuspecting museum visitors." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The desk used by American Presidents in the oval office is made from the timber of a British ship and was gifted to the US by Queen Victoria en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
The Resolute Desk in the oval office was built using wood from the HMS Resolute a British ship that was lost in the Arctic and found by American whalers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
In 1929 The Oval Office was gutted by Fire whitehousehistory.org/the…
Ayn Rand was in the Oval Office when Alan Greenspan was sworn in as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.
Lyndon B. Johnson, upon leaving office, advised Richard Nixon to always have recorded phone conversations in the Oval Office. thedailyshow.cc.com/episo…
President Truman had a painting of Simon Bolivar in the Oval Office. Simon Bolivar was a Venezuelan political leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia as sovereign states, independent of Spanish rule. whitehousemuseum.org/west…
The Oval Office of the White House did not have a telephone until 1929. The US president previously had to use the phone in the foyer outside the office if he wanted to call someone. history.com/this-day-in-h…
When Ronald Reagan left the Oval Office, he moved onto the set of Die Hard. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Zero was recognized in India in 7th century AD. From India it made it way to China and then to Middle East and by the ninth century the zero had entered the Arabic numeral system in a form resembling the oval shape we use today. history.com/news/ask-hist…
Every president since Rutherford B. Hayesβ€”except Johnson, Nixon, and Fordβ€”has used the same desk in the Oval Office: The Resolute whitehousemuseum.org/furn…
The Oval Office' rug contains a mis-attributed quote; "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice" was attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King. 19th-century abolitionist Theodore Parker is responsible for the quote King often utilized during marches and speeches. washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…
Lyndon Baines Johnson called the many women he slept with his β€œharem" and had a buzzer system installed that rang inside the Oval Office so that Secret Service could warn him when his wife was coming. facts.randomhistory.com/i…
Camels do not store water in their humps. They go without water for long periods of time, not because of stored water, but because of the unique oval shape of their red blood cells. environmentalgraffiti.com…
Those white oval stickers you see on so many cars these days was started by the United Nations in 1969 to help identify the country of origin of European cars. stickercafe.com/ovalstick…
Lyndon Johnson was so promiscuous that he had the secret service install a buzzer in the oval office to alert him when his wife was coming. ontheissues.org/celeb/Lyn…
There is a five star oval shaped hotel in Sudan known as "Gaddafi's Egg" because it is funded by Libya. Its white walls and blue window rows and panels also resemble R2-D2 of Star Wars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The oval office set used in the 1993 Ivan Reitman political film β€œDave” was reused more than 25 times for television shows and films like The Pelican Brief, Hot Shots! Part Deux, and Absolute Power. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The great red spot of jupiter has been seen by observers for over 300 years and It is actually an oval, about 12,000 by 25,000 km, large enough to hold two planets the size of Earth. wowtgp.com/cgi-bin/atx/ou…
President Gerald Ford had the oval office debugged. "[T]he walls were so full of bugging wires he nearly had to tear them down to get them all out." nytimes.com/slideshow/201…
President Richard Nixon made a phone call from the oval office to the Apollo 11 astronauts shortly after they landed on the moon en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/…
Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium, the Rose Bowl, the Roman Colosseum and Vatican City all can fit inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oval. blastmedia.com/2011/05/27…
At the time of his death, a model of the USS Constitution was on display in JFK's Oval Office. Later, it was again on display in the office of James Brady, Reagan's Press Secretary. After he was similarly shot and critically wounded, the White House deemed it "jinxed" and ordered it be removed. navyhistory.org/2015/11/a…
LBJ liked Fresca so much, that he had a Fresca-only fountain installed in the Oval Office youtube.com/watch?v=5MEL1…
Honda made a motorcycle engine based off of an existing V8 by cutting out the cylinder sides. The results were a V4 with oval pistons and 8 valves per cylinder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
In 2004, at a black-tie dinner for journalists, President George W. Bush presented a comedic slideshow showing him searching for weapons of mass destruction around the Oval Office. The audience found it "hilarious." news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/35708…
In Japan, the term "Egg with Eyes" is known as a term of endearment, because it is very attractive for a Japanese woman to have an oval shaped head. neatorama.com/2013/05/30/…
The Toyota logo is made up of three ovals, the small two ovals represent the customer and the company and their mutual trust and the larger oval represents the globe and Toyota's global expansion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
The planet orbits the sun in an oval and on average is about 149.7 million kilometers away. But every January, Earth is at perihelion, and on Saturday, it was only 147.1 million kilometers from the sun. tvnz.co.nz/world-news/us-…
Ronald Reagan loved Jelly Belly jelly beans so much that he kept a jar of them in the oval office and on 'Air Force One'. Reagan also had them placed aboard the Shuttle Orbiter Challenger for the STS-7 mission in 1983 as a surprise for the astronauts. britannica.com/blogs/2011…
The 1958 Ford Edsel, one of the biggest failures ever released, featured and oval grille that to many resembled a vulva. People joked 'If you put some hair around it, you'd have an Ethel'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eds…
On average less than 1/3 of the sperm in a healthy male's ejaculate resemble the traditionally accepted morphology of a "normal" Spermatozoon (one oval head with one tail), and that researchers are still unsure of the effects that sperm shape ultimately has on fertility. maledoc.com/blog/tag/sper…
Badger hair [fur] is oval in cross section: Badger Watching for Beginners | Woodlands.co.uk woodlands.co.uk/blog/wood…
Camels are the only mammals to have oval shaped, nucleated blood cells asknature.org/strategy/b6…
Scientists have replicated Saturn's hexagon by fluid speed gradients, and can form many different polygons and even ovals by varying fluid speed planetary.org/blogs/emily…
A megastorm on Jupiter formed in the year 2000 by the merging of 3 storms (Oval BA, aka Red Spot Jr.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atm…
The desk in the Oval Office was given to Rutherford B. Hayes by Queen Victoria and was made from the British Arctic Exploration ship Resolute. whitehousemuseum.org/furn…
The president doesn't do most of his work in the oval office slate.com/id/2266592/

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