Mercy Dogs or Red Cross Dogs. They would go out into the warzone to find wounded soldiers, They brought medical supplies for the soldiers to patch themselves up. Or if the soldier was mortally wounded, stay and comfort them in their final moments. thehistoryreader.com/hist…
Today I Learned an ultra-rare species of blue bees has recently been redicovered after missing for 4 years. They are hyper-local species and only live around an isolated patch of sand dunes along the central Florida ridge. Before 2020, they were last seen in 2016. globalnews.ca/news/694409…
Sour patch kids are known as "Very Bad Kids" in France. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
The disorder known as "Lazy eye" or "Amblyopia" can be improved by playing tetris. This is more efficent than an eye patch due to using your eyes in unison and using rapid eye movement to help check the pieces and where they should go. lenstore.co.uk/eyecare/51…
Angus McDonagh designed and printed his own fake postage stamps, with images of himself wearing an eye patch, a beret and a Father Christmas beard. He successfully used them to post over 100 letters. stampcircuit.com/Magazine…
The square patch on backpacks like Jansport is called a lash tab or pig snout. Originally, it was designed for outdoor packs to pass string through it and fasten equipment. businessinsider.com/lash-…
In 2003 a computer worm called β€˜Welchia’ infected many computers to forcibly patch vulnerabilities and remove malware. It was regarded as a β€˜helpful worm’ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wel…
A dark patch was left intentionally on the ceiling of Grand Central Station's main concourse to show how dirty it was before and after it's first cleaning. The patch was swabbed and tested revealing the dirty ceiling was about 100 years of built up nicotine/cigarette smoke nytimes.com/2018/06/07/ny…
When F4 Phantom pilots were carrying a nuclear payload, they were issued an eye patch. Before they flew into the target area, they would put the eye patch on, just in case they accidentally blinded themselves with one of their own nukes, they'd still have one good eye. Link is a pilot interview youtu.be/wuUXT3JQfMI
Sour Patch Kids were originally called Mars Men, but the name changed in 1985 to capitalize on the popularity of Cabbage Patch Kids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Matt Groening is an acquaintance of a senior researcher in NASA's Micro-11 experiment, and designed a commemorative patch for the mission. It features Homer, riding an angry bull sperm through space. science.howstuffworks.com…
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 had a day one patch amounting to more than 8GB as it turns out all said 8GB was the whole game and without the patch all you get is the already inaccessible tutorial. wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_H…
The city of Savage, Minnesota, used to have a β€œTaj Mahal” which was actually a set of stables constructed as a home for world-famous racehorse Dan Patch. burnsvillehistory.org/cpg…
Today I learned of Patch Hurty, a six-year-old from Connecticut who wrote letters to over 50 car brands and asked for their badges. Not only did most companies send him badging, but some added extra goodies, like a Lincoln Continental pencil sketch. popularmechanics.com/cars…
Fishing nets account for 46 percent of the trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, with the majority of the rest composed of other fishing industry gear, including ropes, oyster spacers, eel traps, crates, and baskets. news.nationalgeographic.c…
In 1974 a Norwegian student visited Lendbreen ice patch looking for historical artifacts. He discovered a spear from the Viking age. More than 1000 years old, it had been preserved in the ice and remains one of the best examples of these weapons know to date. secretsoftheice.com/news/…
Ronald McDonald was required to tell children that McDonald's hamburgers grew in a magic hamburger patch and were picked whole so children weren't upset about cows dying. mashed.com/124443/untold-…
Manufacturer Martin-Baker provides a tie, patch, certificate, and membership in the "Ejection Tie Club" after the successful use of their ejection seats. The club currently has over 6000 members. martin-baker.com/ejection…
In the 1983 Cabbage Patch riots, over-demand for dolls led to a series of violent customer fights at several retail stores in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cab…
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch contains around 80 million kg of floating plastic debris of various size and shape, principally made of Polyethylene and Polypropylene, accumulated in an area 3 times the size of continental France. theoceancleanup.com/updat…
There is a Cabbage Patch Kids hospital where you can witness the birthing of a Cabbage Patch Kid cabbagepatchkids.com/page…
Astronaut Micheal Collins thought the eagle on the Apollo 11 mission patch looked uncomfortable stating that he, β€œhoped he dropped the olive branch before landing.” nasa.gov/feature/the-maki…
Today I learned of Sam Patch, a man who successfully jumped from Niagara Falls, Passaic falls, and other high points before dying on a second jump over Genessee falls. Ironically, he advertised the event as "Sam's last jump" (intended as his last jump in that area; not as the last of his life). weirdnj.com/stories/local…
Sour Patch Kids were first called Mars Men when they were created in the 1970’s. They were later renamed to β€œSour Patch Kids” in 1985. snackhistory.com/sour-pat…
Today I learned about Sam Patch, an early daredevil who captivated 19th century America by jumping from great heights. He died at 22 after a bad landing during his last jump. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Polar bears are the only bear species to be classified as a marine mammal. Additionally they can swim comfortably at speeds of 6mph for days at a time (Up to 60 miles) to get from ice patch to ice patch. wwf.org.uk/updates/11-fac…
The first space patch was flown by Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova on the Vostok 6 mission in 1963. It depicted a small snow white dove clutching an olive branch, flying against a backdrop of golden sunrays collectspace.com/news/new…
A typical four square mile patch of rainforest contains as many as 1500 species of flowering plants, 750 species of trees, 125 mammal species, 400 species of birds, 100 of reptiles, 60 of amphibians, and 150 different species of butterflies. adventure-life.com/amazon…
Red Sour Patch Kids are the exact same candy as Swedish fish, just with the sour sugar. candystore.com/brands/sou…
There is patch of snow in Scotland that has disappeared only a total of seven times in the last 300 years. Nicknamed the Sphinx it is said to be the most permanent and closely studied patch of snow in the British Isles. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan…
Scientists have found the oldest organism known, a 100,000-year-old underwater giant nine miles across and weighing 6600 tons, floating in the Mediterranean Sea. This organism is a large patch of asexually-reproducing seagrass. sciencedaily.com/releases…
In 2009 Harry Patch, the last living soldier to see action in WW1, died. Aged 111 years, 1 month, 1 week and 1 day. youtube.com/watch?v=Ho33e…
A patch of larch trees covering 0.89 acres of pine forest in northeastern Germany was planted and arranged to look like a swastika in 1938. In the autumn and in the spring, the colour of the larch leaves would change and contrast with the deep green of the pine forest to form the design. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
On February 25, 1991 28 US soldiers died when a previously reported software glitch in the Patriot Missile system's clock prevented it from shooting down an Iraqi SCUD missile. A software patch to fix it was released on the following day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIM…
The Beatle’s Hey Jude was originally written by Paul McCartney to make John Lennon’s 5 yr old son Jules feel better after his parents divorce, and also to make himself feel better after going through a rough patch with the band. beatlesarama.com/what-is-…
Because a patch of clovers usually contains around 10,000 plants in 13 square feet, you only have to search an area around the size of an office desk to find a four leaf clover. people.howstuffworks.com/…
Egyptians had hieroglyphs which only allowed fractions of the kind 1/n to be written. So they discovered that every positive number can be expressed in sums of 1/k and started using it to represent all positive fractions. An amusing case where a patch better than the first release. nrich.maths.org/1173
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) provides free roadside assistance to motorists stranded on California highways. This includes a gallon of gas, jumpstart, radiator fluid, hose patch, and a free tow if needed. chp.ca.gov/programs-servi…
There was a computer worm that would gain access to Windows XP systems, download a patch from Microsoft to close the vulnerability that it used to infect the system, attempt to delete the infamous Blaster worm (if present) from the system, then delete itself. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The 45th Infantry Division of the United States Army used a swastika on a red background as a unit symbol until the 1930s. The division wore the patch while fighting against Germany in World War I. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
The Apollo 11 crew Niel Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins didn't add their names to the mission patch because they wanted the patch to represent everyone involved with mission nasa.gov/feature/the-maki…
The first transcontinental phone call happened in 1915 between Alexander Graham Bell and his former assistant Thomas Watson. Bell, who was in New York, called Watson in San Francisco. It took operators along the Bell network over 23 minutes to manually patch through the call. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
A bug fix in software is called a "patch" because when computers were programmed by punch cards, bugs were fixed by literally placing a patch over one hole and punching another. bram.us/2017/01/24/why-a-…
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now 2,000 times the size of NYC, and growing rapidly thebrag.com/trash-island-…
Scientists in the Netherlands are developing an ocean cleaning system which uses the ocean's currents and a barrier to remove plastic waste. A 100 km long system will be deployed in 2020 to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. theguardian.com/environme…
Today I learned of high speed tape, an adhesive that closely resembles duct tape and is frequently used on planes as a temporary patch to any punctures, scrapes, or surface damage. It is FAA-approved and can withstand extreme temperatures and high speeds. wfaa.com/story/news/local…
At the time of his death, Harry Patch - the last surviving WW1 combat soldier - was 111 years, 1 month, 1 week and 1 day old en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
The Andromeda galaxy is appears in the night sky as a faint fuzzy patch larger than the moon apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap0612…
Slow lorises are the only known venomous primates. The venom comes from brachial glands on their forearms and from their saliva. When threatened, the slow loris will lick the brachial patch prior to biting the aggressor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
In a study, medical residents were asked if they would consider wearing a pharmaceutical company advertising patch on their lab coat for $100 annually and only 13% said they would. Upon emptying their pockets, 97% were carrying pharmaceutically branded materials. www2.massgeneral.org/phar…

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