The first word that Helen Keller learned was water. Her tutor took Helen’s hand, poured water over it, and then spelled out W-A-T-E-R in Helen’s palm. Helen made the association between the writing in her palm and the water. After this breakthrough, Helen learned 30 more words that day. biography.com/activist/he…
2000 year-old seeds were discovered in Israel around 1965 and were held in storage for the next 40 years. After they were planted, a tree that has been extinct for 1800 years and has seeds that are larger than those of both modern cultivated date palms and wild plants sprouted theguardian.com/environme…
There are no muscles in your fingers. Their function is controlled by muscles in your palms and arms. technicalrescuesystems.ne…
When Winston Churchill started to use the V for Victory hand sign, he initially did so with the palm facing inward, unaware this was an offensive gesture in lower classes. He was basically flipping people off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_s…
The Australian Palm Cockatoo is the only animal other than humans known to drum out a rhythmic beat with a tool/stick. First witnessed in 1997 they do this to attract females. api.nationalgeographic.co…
The two bones in your forearm, the Ulna and Radius, cross over when your palm is facing down. youtu.be/v54U4ECItFo
There are no muscles in your fingers. Their movement is controlled by the muscles in the palm and forearm, and the tendons connected to them allow the fingers to move/bend. e-hand.com/hw/facts.htm
-one reason for the popularity and growth of Palm Springs was due to the Hollywood studio's '2 hour rule' mandating that stars had to be that close by car in case they were needed for filing visitpalmsprings.com/holl…
There are no muscles inside your fingers. The muscles which bend the finger joints are located in the palm and up in the mid-forearm. They pull the fingers like the strings of a marionette. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin…
Today I learned that the sound of snapping fingers isn't generated from the friction between the middle finger and the thumb, it acctually comes from your middle finger hitting the palm of your hand at a high speed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin…
3 men were shipwrecked in the south Pacific; buoyed by life vests, they swam to the deserted island Fanadik. After 3 days on the island, a US Navy plane spotted a fire the men made and then saw the men waving life vests next to palm fronds that spelled H-E-L-P. theguardian.com/us-news/2…
Number 4 (ε››; accounting 肆; pinyin sΓ¬) is considered an unlucky number in Chinese because it is nearly homophonous to the word "death" (ζ­» pinyin sǐ). Due to that, many numbered product lines skip the "4": e.g., Nokia cell phones (there is no series beginning with a 4), Palm PDAs, Canon PowerShot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
These plants are toxic to pets: peony, mums, daffodil, lily, tulip, iris, foxglove, dieffenbachia (dumb cane,) autumn crocus, sago palm, and rhododendron/azaleas. petmd.com/dog/infographic…
Palm trees aren't actually trees but a type of gigantic grass. xcalakmexico.com/shocking…
The idea for In-N-Out signature crossed palms came from the 1963 comedy It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, in which there’s a search for a buried treasure that’s hidden beneath four crossed palm trees. thedailymeal.com/eat/real…
The Ash Wednesday ashes come from burning the palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday. cruxnow.com/church-in-the…
The Palm Dog Award is awarded to the best performance by a canine (live or animated) at the Cannes Film Festival, with its name being a play on words of the Palme d'Or, the festival's highest honor. Notable awardees include Dug in Up (2009) and Sayuri in Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Today I learned of the Palm Dog Award, an award at the Cannes Film Festival given to the best canine performance. palmdog.com/
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…
Palm trees are known to grow in the west of Scotland thanks to the effects of the Gulf Stream, which transports warm tropical water to the area. In contrast, the tree has proven notoriously difficult to grow in the colder east. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
How in 1484 the alchemist Giovanni Mercurio rode into Rome wearing a bloody robe, crown of thorns, and silver halo, marching into St. Peter's Basilica in the middle of Palm Sunday mass and depositing an alchemical essay called β€˜The Eternal Gospel’ on the altar, and immediately fleeing town en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gio…
Palmar palm is a primative reflex found in humans and primates where a baby can hold up its own weight. youtu.be/jXJLaGguQiU
Only one speciesβ€”Washingtonia filifera, the California fan palmβ€”is native to California. All of L.A.'s other palm species, from the slender Mexican fan palms that line so many L.A. boulevards to the feather-topped Canary Island date palm, have been imported. kcet.org/shows/lost-la/a-…
Nutella has very few hazelnuts and is actually 58% sugar and is 32% fat, most of which is palm oil. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
Today I learned about Kopi luwak, a coffee that consists of partially digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kop…
Our palms and soles of feet cannot tan like the rest of our bodies regardless of how much sun they are exposed to. This due to a thick layer of dead skin that prevents UV rays from being exposed to the living cells popsci.com/scitech/articl…
Marketing has promulgated the idea that coconut oil is a healthy food. In fact, studies have found that coconut oil consumption has health effects similar to those of other unhealthy fats, including butter, beef fat, and palm oil, and many health organizations advise against its consumption. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
The famous palm trees in Los angels were first planted by 18th century Spanish missionaries. gardencollage.com/wander/…
The oldest innovations were hand axes designed to be held in the palm of the hand. They were great at chopping down branches, chopping up the carcass of a large animal, digging for water to drink, or digging up tubers to eat. From 1.2M yrs ago to 500K yrs ago, the tech remained largely unchanged npr.org/sections/goatsand…
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…
The Haitian palm, Attalea crassispatha, is so rare that there were only 25 of them left in 1991. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
Civet Coffee, with a per pound price of $100-$500 US, is made from whole coffee beans which are pulled from the droppings(poop) of a type of cat called the Asian palm civet. The beans ferment in their digestive tract for 24 to 36 hours altering the taste and chemical composition of the beans. enjoyjava.com/civet-coffe…
Palm trees are actually a really big type of grass theearthconnection.org/bl…
Today I learned about Spider Fingers - Medically known as arachnodactyly or achromachia, β€œSpider Fingers” is a condition in which the fingers and toes are abnormally long and slender, in comparison to the palm of the hand and arch of the foot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara…
The expansion of palm oil plantations is the main thing threatening orangantan extinction orangutan.org/rainforest/…
The demon core was a palm sized orb of plutonium responsible for the death of scientists on two separate occasions. Both incidents included a slip of the wrist, resulting in a millisecond long burst of radiation. Blue light was emmited in the second incident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
The Pen-tailed treeshrew, a small mammal from Thailand, consumes the equivalent of 10 to 12 glasses of wine a night in the form of fermented nectar from the bertam palm. This nectar has an alcohol content of up to 3.8%. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Kurumba Maldives is the country’s first Maldives resort when it opened in 1972. Named after the word for coconut in the local Dhivehi language, Kurumba began with 30 rooms constructed using local material with walls made from coral stone and roofs composed of palm thatch en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kur…
A nutella container has more than 1/2 of sugar, 1/4th of palm oil, and the rest are small quantities of hazelnuts, skim milk powder and cocoa. youtu.be/wY5xSV15Tb0
Today I learned of the Judean Date Palm. An extinct palm variety that was revived using 2,000 year old seeds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Palm Trees aren't actually considered trees, but a type of grass.... xcalakmexico.com/shocking…
The first cousin once removed of Tsar Nicholas II and son of one of Rasputin's assassins served three terms as the mayor of Palm Beach, Florida en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Michael De Luca, Sylvester Stallone's former bodyguard, was shot to death by the police in 2013. He hit a palm tree on Surfside Drive and engaged in confrontation with responding officers. He claimed he had a handgun, prompting them to shoot. No gun was found. archive.vcstar.com/news/m…
A Food historian and archaeologist recreated recipes from hieroglyphs and descriptions in ancient Egyptian tombs and manuscripts, and adapted them for the contemporary table. It includes dishes such as Crocodile Date Loaf and Pickled Palm-Tree Pith bol.com/nl/f/the-pharaoh-…
The sound of snapping your finger comes from your finger hitting your palm, and not from your fingers rubbing together. wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger…
Today I learned about Avshalom Feinberg, A spy for the British in Ottoman Palestine who died in 1917 after being killed by bedouins. His body was lost until 1967 when it was discovered due to a palm tree that grew from a date in his pocket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avs…
Palm wine was originally the drink of choice in southern Ghana, but during the slave trade period, it was replaced by rum and schnapps. Like the nations of northern Europe, Ghana was an area where men drank hard liquor, seen as "hot" or "strong" and clearly preferred it to palm wine or beer networks.h-net.org/node/2…
Today I learned of "Mit brennender Sorge," a papal letter secretly smuggled into Germany and read from every Catholic pulpit on Palm Sunday, 1937. It condemned the Reich Government and implied that everyone in Heaven was laughing at Hitler, a "prophet of nothingness". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit…
Palm trees aren't actual trees. They lack bark and growth rings and only have one growth phase, instead of the usual two. theearthconnection.org/bl…
Construction of the Palm Jumeirah center-line started with the PM's hand-clap. youtube.com/watch?v=OiGc2…
Today I learned of Isokelekel; folk hero of Pohnpei who committed suicide by tying his penis to the top of a bent young palm tree, then releasing the tree, ripping off his penis and bleeding to death. mrpsmythopedia.wikispaces…
Today I learned about the Tasier, an endangered nocturnal primate you could hold in your palm, with eyes so large that they can't be moved so instead move their heads like an owl, and feast on insects, reptiles like lizards and snakes, frogs, birds and even bats. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
UFC CEO Dana White has been banned from the Palm, The Hard Rock Hotel and other casinos for winning too much at Blackjack, thus he moves UFC venues when they ban him. bloodyelbow.com/2017/7/14…
Today I learned of surrealist poet Robert Desnos who started reading palms of fellow prisoners on their way to the Nazi gas chambers. His excitement was so contagious as he predicted longevity, more children, and abundant joy that the guards were unable to go through with the executions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Tim Horton’s take on whipped cream is called β€œWhite Whipped Beverage Topping” and more than 98% of it is comprised of: Water, glucose-fructose, and partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil. Full ingredients on page 28. timhortons.com/ca/en/pdf/…
Soap nuts contain saponin and we can wash our hands by wiping them between wet palms. As it releases a natural detergent it is even possible to wash clothes with these nuts. youtube.com/watch?v=WL4wg…
When it comes to playing the drums, the palm cockatoo is the animal kingdom’s match for Ringo Starr or Phil Collins. science.anu.edu.au/resear…
The palm trees that line LA streets were actually imported to advertise real estate atlasobscura.com/articles…
Studies have shown that wild chimps in Guinea drink fermented palm sap, which contains 3 percent alcohol by volume. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Palm trees can actually grow quite far north, if their habitat is moderated either warmer ocean waters or ample winter sunshine. Locales with native-grown palms include: Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; St. George, Utah; and portions of the British Isles. geographylists.com/list11…
The British Army developed a salute with the palm facing outwards. The Royal Navy instead adopted a version with the palm facing downwards, as many men working on ships had dirty palms and to display them was disrespectful. The United States Armed Forces would later use the Royal Navy's version. bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-maga…
Soon after Mario Party came out, many people complained that some of the mini games injured the palms of their hands due to the constant use of the N64's analog stick they required. in response, Nintendo offered to send gloves to anyone who complained. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A vegetarian bird of prey exists. The palm nut vulture eats, unsurprisingly, palm nuts. Although it has been seen to eat other foods in times of need, it will take nuts over anything else if they are available. beautyofbirds.com/palmnut…
Today I learned of the Tahina palm, a giant palm that can grow 18m tall, flowers once before dying, and was discovered only in 2007 when one flowered. Fewer than 100 individuals are known to exist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tah…
A 17-year study on chimpanzees in Guinea revealed evidence of long-term and recurrent ingestion of ethanol by drinking fermented palm sap. Some drank enough alcohol to produce "visible signs of inebriation" and some were estimated to have consumed the equivalent of a bottle of wine. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
There is a species of palm tree that can survive as far north as Canada. Windmill Palm. zmescience.com/other/did-…
Today I learned of the "suicide palm" recently discovered in Madagascar that flowers itself to death. The plant grows for decades before exploding with nectar-rich blossoms that deplete the plant's nutrients and cause it to die sciencemag.org/news/2008/…
The stereotypical Italian "Mano a Borsa" or "Hand Purse" is only used when asking a direct question and has been studied deeply by some linguists. It is defined as having all five fingertips touch with the palm up and arm extended from the torso and usually involves some oscillating motion. academia.edu/761436/Socio…
Odia writing has distinctive round shapes because it used to be written using a stylus to scratch the signs into a palm leaf. These tools do not allow for horizontal strokes because that would damage the leaf en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odi…
There are palm trees in Canada. huffingtonpost.ca/2015/02…
The proper way to eat caviar is off the back of your hand, between your index finger and thumb. The reasoning is to avoid passing along bacteria by the palm of the hand, and to avoid unwanted flavor coming from a spoon. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
Avshalom Feinberg, an Israeli spy who helped the British defeat the Ottomans, was killed by Bedouins in the desert. His fate was unknown until after the 1967 Six-Day War when his remains were found under a palm tree that had grown from date seeds in his pocket to mark the spot where he lay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avs…
The world's smallest, fully functioning gun can fit in the palm of your hand. zdnet.com/article/worlds-…
Bruce Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
Bruce Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
That, to unlock your phone through Touch ID, besides your fingers, you can use the palm of your hand, your toes, your heel, sometimes your nose and even your nipple. alphr.com/technology/1003…
Stanley Kubrick hated to travel so much he filmed Full Metal Jacket in England. He had the palm trees flown in for the battle scene. youtube.com/watch?v=XRkyK…
The most expensive coffee in the world comes from partly-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. Fermentation occurs as the cherries pass through a civet's intestines, and after being defecated with other fecal matter, they are collected. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kop…
In addition to being used for exterior shots of Tony Montana's mansion in the movie Scarface, the El Fureidis estate is also the original source of a rare type of palm tree which now grows in Disneyland's Adventureland park en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_…
The sound made when snapping your fingers is the sound of your middle finger slapping your palm and not the sound of your middle finger and thumb quickly rubbing past one another. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin…
Scientists in Israel planted 2000 years old seeds from an extinct date palm species and successfully grew a sapling livescience.com/2602-exti…
The Pledge of Allegiance was originally begun with the right hand over the heart, and after reciting "to the Flag," the arm was to be extended toward the Flag, palm-down. It was changed during WWII as this closely resembled the Nazi salute. ushistory.org/documents/p…
There is a palm tree and pine tree planted next to each other at the midpoint of California. The palm tree signifies the entrance to Southern California, while the pine tree signifies the entrance to Northern California. duanehallca.blogspot.com/…
Henry Johnson, an African American, was the first U.S. soldier in World War I to receive a "Croix de guerre" (with star and bronze palm). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
The Polynesian settlers of Easter Island may have eventually come to near extinction by overzealous harvesting of native giant palms (for food, lumber needs, cleared space for agriculture, firewood) or because of imported/stowaway Polynesian rats smithsonianmag.com/travel…
The simple piano piece β€œChopsticks” was so called because the melody is to be played in two-part harmony with both hands held in a vertical orientation, little fingers down and palms facing each other, striking the keys with a chopping motion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
Dubai’s fake Palm Islands utilize enough sand to fill 2.5 Empire State Buildings youtube.com/watch?v=p4DPg…
There were many more crazy English units like "poppyseed," "palm," and "finger."
, the sound that comes from snapping your fingers comes from your finger hitting your palm, not from the friction of the thumb and finger snapping. scienceworld.ca/how-do-yo…
Henri Breault, a pediatrician in Ontario, Canada, was instrumental in the development of the child-safety cap for medicines. When introduced in the Windsor area in 1967, the design, know as the β€œPalm N Turn,” quickly led to a 91% drop in accidental poisonings of children. cdnmedhall.org/inductees/…
Human fingers have no muscles and are controlled by muscles in the palm and forearm. scienceabc.com/humans/han…
Frank Sinatra would take his private jet from Los Angeles to Palm Springs which had a total flight time of 16 minutes. esquire.com/news-politics…
People will steal full-grown palm trees from public land (e.g., along the highway) in California, Texas, and elsewhere because palm trees can sell for upwards of $20,000 each slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2…
A moose's antlers improve their hearing by 19%, indicating that the palm of moose antlers may serve as an effective parabolic reflector theguardian.com/science/2…
In the marketing world there are 25 different names for palm oil that help disguise just how much land is being used to grow the crop treehugger.com/sustainabl…
The average person in Palm Springs CA uses 736 Gallons of water a day.... The US average is about 100 inkstain.net/fleck/2012/0…
Alaska has Palm Trees florida-palm-trees.com/al…
Palm Kernel Oil is as high as 81% saturated fat (more than butter 80% or olive oil 14%) the cultivation of palm oil still threatens the orangutan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
The palm of a hand accounts for about .5% of the body's total surface area. This is true independent of age and race. Doctors use this "shorthand" to determine what % body is burned. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
Palm trees do indeed grow in Canada palmtreepassion.com/windm…

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