Our eyes can't pan smoothly without focusing on a moving subject, and even can't pan from one subject to another because our brains erase the panning visual from our memories. These quick movements from subject to subject are called saccads. youtube.com/watch?v=nNBTL…
Today I learned about "Allahakbarries," an amateur cricket team founded by JM Barrie (author of Peter Pan); of which authors like HG Wells, Rudyard Kipling, PG Wodehouse and even Arthur Conan Doyle were part of. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
After being denied the part of Peter Pan in the Steven Spielberg family-adventure film Hook, Michael Jackson hired a Malian witch doctor to put a death curse on Spielberg. vanityfair.com/news/2009/…
Today I learned that pixie dust in Peter Pan was added later on because children reading the story would think they too could fly like Peter Pan. Apparently there was a rash of young children hurting themselves by trying to fly like pan breakingcharacter.com/hom…
Child actor Bobby Driscoll (Peter Pan and other Disney classics) is buried as an unknown vagrant in a mass grave on Hart island (NYC), and was only identified after his mother, who thought he was still alive, matched his fingerprints to a burial record. ew.com/oscars/2019/01/22/…
Today I learned about pan-human love. In past 300k years, we overlapped with 6 known human species. All but us now extinct, though we interbred and carry the DNA of at least two (Denisovans, Neanderthals). Some Neanderthal skeletons carry our DNA too. Denisovans and Neanderthals mixed separately from us also. discovermagazine.com/plan…
Arthur Conan Doyle (author of Sherlock Holmes) was on a cricket team with the authors of Peter Pan and Winnie the Pooh. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
A Wendy House is named after the young protagonist Wendy featured in the tales of Peter Pan and first seen in J M. Barrie's play Peter Pan, or the boy who wouldn't grow up en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wen…
β€˜Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry was a pilot for a Pan Am flight that crashed in the Syrian desert in 1947. He took charge of the survivors and even walked to get help from a local village. The crash convinced him to leave the airline to pursue his goal of becoming a screen writer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Today I learned of Bobby Driscoll, famous Disney child actor in the 1940s and 50s (including the voice of Peter Pan), who died penniless and alone at age 31 in an abandoned NYC building. When his body went unclaimed, he was buried in an unmarked grave. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_…
JM Barrie granted Peter Pan’s royalty rights in the UK to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and they have been extended into perpetuity by the Copyright Designs & Patents Act since 1988. gosh.org/about-us/peter-p…
The worst air disaster in aviation history was actually on the ground in Tenerife in 1977 between two Boeing 747's (KLM And Pan Am). The disaster was influenced by many factors ranging from human error and bad weather conditioning to a bomb explosion in the originally destined airport. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten…
The Steel Drum was created in Trinidad and Tobago after the British banned African percussion music and traditional stick-fighting after the Canboulay Riots in 1890. Steel Drums later emerged made from frying pans, dustbin lids, and, of course, oil drums due to the country's oil resources. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
While the distress signal β€œMayday, Mayday” is for life-threatening situations, it’s twin, β€œPan Pan” is reserved for a situation that is serious, but not immediately life-threatening atccommunication.com/mayd…
Fairy dust was later added to Peter Pan after several reports of kids hurting themselves after attempting to fly from their beds theguardian.com/childrens…
]During the Vietnam War, Pan Am was contracted by the Government to serve flights to soldiers from Vietnam to vacation spots. The crew didn't have military training but were serving a military role and would land on the middle of war zones. Their efforts and service wasn't widely recognized.. blog.museumofflight.org/t…
In the original story of Peter Pan, the Lost Boys do age, even in Neverland. The reason the group is always made up of children is because if they don't die by other means (which is common), Peter "thins them out." The author never clarifies whether this means they're executed or banished. gutenberg.org/files/16/16…
In 1962, developers planned to dredge 8,000 acres of Biscayne Bay in Florida to build hotels and a seaport. When a fisherman, Lloyd Miller, campaigned against the plans, those supporting the development poisoned his dog and tried to have him fired from his job at Pan American Airways. home.nps.gov/bisc/learn/h…
In 1937 Fred Morrison got inspiration to create a plastic flying disc after initially throwing a pie pan from the Frisbie Pie Company. Twenty years later, the disc was named a Frisbee, as a nod to the pie company. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned about Pan Am Flight 708, a cargo flight that crashed near Berlin in what was then East Germany. The plane flew into the ground killing everyone aboard. The reason is unknown to this day, as Soviet officials never returned the flight data and cockpit voice recorders and navigation equipment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
To establish jurisdiction in the Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing (Lockerbie), Camp Zeist, a former United States Air Force base in the Netherlands, was, in 2000, temporarily declared sovereign territory (Exclave) of the United Kingdom, in order to allow the trial to take place. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
The Pan Am airplane shown delivering Wonka Bars in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory crashed in Indonesia in 1974. 107 people died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Bundt Pans have a T at the end because the inventor wanted to distance his pan from the Nazi "German-American Bund" party. foodandwine.com/news/brie…
The Hang ( a pan like instrument) was created in Switzerland and not a caribbean country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
On March 27, 1977, Robina van Lanschot decided to not reboard her flight, staying at her layover destination, despite this being against the rules. She was the sole surviving passenger of KLM Flight 4805, which crashed into Pan Am Flight 1736 on takeoff, killing 583. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten…
Sir James Matthew Barrie assigned the copyright in Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Peter Pan is the only copyright in the UK that has been extended in perpetuity, meaning the Hospital can receive royalties forever. It is the copyright which never grows old. legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/…
Before his death, author J M Barrie’s gave copyrights of his book to the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in 1929. The book was Peter Pan. tkbr.publishing.sfu.ca/pu…
Today I learned of the Noonday Gun - a daily tradition, that has its roots in the grand ambitions and megalomania of the first Tai-pans of the Jardines-Matheson company en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noo…
Alice Lidell, inspiration for Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", once met Peter Llewellyn Davies, one of the brothers who inspired J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan". wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_…
Pan Am's 1930s passenger seaplanes from San Francisco to China had to refuel 5 times, so they operated luxury hotels for overnight layovers in remote places like Midway Islands, where its' Pan Am Hotel was known as "Gooneyville Lodge". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid…
Deglazing: What it Is and Why To Do It. Deglazing is a fancy and intimidating word that means to pour some cold liquid into a very hot pan to get up all the brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Those brown bits are where all the flavors are, and it is called β€œfond.” reluctantgourmet.com/degl…
You should never wash a cast iron pan with soap because it can strip off the oil you've baked and cooked into the dish. Also, when you first get a cast iron, you need to "season" it by baking oil into it and each time you use it, the layers of oil and flavor will build. hunker.com/12433041/what-…
Today I learned about how glamorous commercial aviation was before WWII, with inter-continental flights in the Pan-Am Clipper. As glamorous as taking a cruise ship, but in a plane that landed on water. businessinsider.com/photo…
James Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, gave the Peter Pan copyright to Great Ormond Street Hospital, the leading children's hospital in London, which helped support the institution's work for 70 years after his passing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
The actor who played Peter pan died of overdose in NYC and was buried in a mass grave in Hart Island. It was found out because his mother wanted to connect him because of his father's passing. ew.com/oscars/2019/01/22/…
J. M. Barrie based the character of Peter Pan on his brother David. The reason Peter always stays the same age is because David drowned the day before his fourteenth birthday, and his family always remembered him as the boy who never grew up. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The English subtitles for Pan's Labyrinth were translated and written by Guillermo del Toro himself. He no longer trusts translators after having encountered problems with his previous subtitled movies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Today I learned of Neerja Bhanot - a stewardess on hijacked Pan Am flight 73. She hid the passports of American passengers to protect them. Hijackers shot passengers killing 22 and wounding 150. Bhanot was posthumously awarded medals of bravery by India, Pakistan, and the US. britannica.com/event/Pan-…
Twinkies were invented as a way to use a Continental Bakery's shortcake pans for the 46 weeks each year outside of strawberry season. In the Depression these were cheap and easy to mass produce. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
'chip pans' are the single largest cause of fires in the U.K., causing over 12,000 each year. Some cities even offer chip pan 'amnesty' programs where you can trade in your outdated deep-sided chip pan for a deep-fryer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
In 2000 a Korean couple spent their life savings to buy the world's first Jumbo Jet Pan Am 747 and bring it to Seoul where they renovated it into a luxury restaurant. The restaurant later failed, leaving the couple living in a small hut below the plane. The plane was later demolished. michaeljohngrist.com/2009…
JM Barrie gave the copyright to Peter Pan to the Great Ormund Street Hospital for Children, one of the first and largest pediatric hospitals in world, which they still own to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
After witnessing a flagrant foul during a basketball game, referee Ron Foxcroft's whistle failed and he could not stop play. He went on to invent a better whistle. He gave the whistle to referees at the 1987 Pan Am games and by the end of the Games had secured orders for 20,000 whistles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox…
The Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth is meant to represent the Catholic Church and its role in aiding fascism adventuresinpoortaste.com…
Today I learned about Eduardo Garcia, a chef who was shocked with 2,400 bolts of electricity from a live wire hidden under a dead bear he touched while on a hike. Upon losing his left hand in the accident, he now jokes about the convenience of being able to touch sizzling pans, or slice himself without bleeding outsideonline.com/2134431…
Non-stick pans produce fumes that are toxic to birds. Bird owner should never own non-stick pans due to the risks involved because if this. The compoubd compound that causes toxicity is commonly found in many other kitchen appliances and even Scotchgard as well. petcoach.co/article/teflo…
Actor David White, who played Darrin’s boss Larry Tate on Bewitched, raised his son Jonathan after his wife died in childbirth. Jonathan later died in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
J.M Barrie gave the copyright for Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital gosh.org/about-us/peter-p…
Singaporean photographer Aram Pan has shot a 360Β° video of driving through the Streets of Pyongyang, North Korea with exclusive permission from the North Korean government petapixel.com/2016/07/22/…

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