Patch Adams only agreed to the 1999 film of his namesake because they promised to help build his hospital. None of the profits from the film was ever given to his foundation, and the film was heavily criticised by Patch Adams himself, saying: "I hate that movie." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Today I learned of the world's rarest insect, the land lobster, which is found only on an island one-eighth of a square mile in size, in a small patch of shrubs growing on a single rock ledge. ansp.org/exhibits/online-…
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-…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
There is a Cabbage Patch Kids hospital where you can witness the birthing of a Cabbage Patch Kid cabbagepatchkids.com/page…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
Rjukan, Norway was completely in shadow from Sept to March because of the surrounding mountains. In 2013 Martin Andersen, a local artist, installed solar powered computer controlled mirrors that track the sun's movement to bath the town square in a patch of sunlight. bbc.com/future/story/2017…
Red Sour Patch Kids are the exact same candy as Swedish fish, just with the sour sugar. candystore.com/brands/sou…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
The Andromeda galaxy is appears in the night sky as a faint fuzzy patch larger than the moon apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap0612…
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 Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now 2,000 times the size of NYC, and growing rapidly thebrag.com/trash-island-…
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.…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Today I learned of the grave of Mary Ellis, who was originally buried in a forest in 1828 but now remains in a patch of grass in a movie theater parking lot. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
In the Cabbage Patch Kids backstory, all Cabbage Patch Kids are born at Babyland General Hospital. Babyland General Hospital is a real hospital that was purchased by the inventor of Cabbage Patch Kids, and you can go there and watch Cabbage Patch Kids being born to this very day. babylandgeneral.com/
Today I learned about the Bradford Watermelon. It was so sweet and delicious that people would sometimes poison the watermelons in their patch to keep potential thieves from stealing them. mnn.com/food/healthy-eati…
Someone in Waynesboro, VA is abducting cats, carefully shaving a small patch on their belly, then returning them to their owners. whsv.com/content/news/Pol…
In 1983 several riots broke out when people tried to buy Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, which were in high demand and low supply. Some people would attack others with hand held weapons such as baseball bats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cab…
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…
A gamer once complained on the Runic Games forums that a specific camera effect made a game unplayable for her due to a rare eye condition. Mere hours later, and early on a Sunday morning, the developers released a patch that added a user toggle for the effect gamasutra.com/view/news/2…
Astronauts have a patch of Velcro inside their helmet so they can scratch their nose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vel…
Gamers in the '80s could photograph their TV with a high score showing and mail it in, and Activision would send back a patch. atariage.com/2600/archive…
Shadow People, the perception of a patch of shadow as a living, humanoid figure, are believed to exist by some people. One author on the topic describes Shadow People as negative, alien beings, while other authors think they may be the extra-dimensional inhabitants of another universe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
The square patch on the outside of your backpack is used to tie things to, such as shoes youtube.com/watch?v=CNuRC…
Today I learned of Wag Dodge who survived the Mann Gulch forest Fire by burning a patch of grass land, laying down and letting the fire pass over him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
. That the Montana Highway Patrol patch has the symbol 3-7-77. Which was once used to mark people’s doors/tents informing them they must leave town or end up on the receiving end of Vigilantism. montanatrooper.com/3-7-77…
Sour Patch Kids are called 'Very Bad Kids' in France france-export-fv.com/epag…
In the 50/60s, jazz trumpeters grew a soul patch for the comfort it provided when using a trumpet mouthpiece en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
The first 11 employees of Microsoft became: 2 multi-billionaires (Gates, Allen), a freelance journalist, a volunteer, 2 ranchers, a guy who worked on the cabbage patch kids, a guy who left MS then came back, 2 software company owners, and a psychedelic drug enthusiast. amp.businessinsider.com/m…
There is a tiny patch of sovereign British soil in Hawaii, surrounding the monument to Captain Cook's death. According to my tour guide, they have to get permission from the British consulate in Los Angeles to mow the small area of grass around it. nauticapedia.ca/Articles/…
Microsoft and Sony charge developers $40,000 to patch games technobuffalo.com/gaming/…
A large patch of critically endangered Mount Diablo buckwheat wildflowers--thought to be extinct for nearly 70 years--was spotted at a nature preserve in CA. Location was kept secret for months for fear that hikers and vandals would destroy them. sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…
Up until Pearl Harbor, the shoulder patch of the U.S Army's 45th Infantry Division was the swastika. wwarii.com/content/page.p…
That, despite what Chuck Palahniuk might suggest, the Pacific Garbage Patch is not a solid mass of garbage like some monstrous manmade island, but mostly made up of microplastics that "make the water look like a cloudy soup." nationalgeographic.org/en…
If you hold up a grain of sand an arms length into the sky, the patch it covers has around 10 000 galaxies. physics.org/facts/sand-re…
During the 1980s the Swiss army fired off shells during an exercise and mistakenly burned a patch of forest inside Liechtenstein. The incident was said to have been resolved "over a case of white wine". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie…
Apollo astronauts used an eye patch to keep an eye adjusted for dark for navigation. airandspace.si.edu/collec…
Total world consumption of energy in all of its forms could be covered by a small patch of solar panels measuring 500 x 500 KM if placed in the Sahara dessert. landartgenerator.org/blag…
Eyepatches were worn by pilots to aid in seeing in dark vs. light environments. Supposedly, pirates did the same thing so they could easily see above deck and below deck by simply switching the eye patch en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
The pole in front of most barbershops is remnant of a time when barbers were the ones who could perform a medical procedure, patch you up, and cut your hair. history.com/news/ask-hist…
Because of the 1626 Salem Witch Trials, every Salem PD police patch includes a Witch on a Broomstick salempd.org
NASA once issued a mission patch with Stephen Colbert's face on it wired.com/2009/08/nasas-m…
The slow loris is the world's only venomous primate; it sucks the venom from a patch in it's elbow before giving a lethal bite. guardian.co.uk/world/2009…
There was a glitch in PokΓ©mon Ruby/Sapphire, for which Nintendo distributed a patch without using the Internet. errors.wikia.com/wiki/Pok…
Tom Dempsey, that the man who set the record for longest field goal in NFL history at 63 yards (a record that stood for 30 years), did so without toes on his kicking foot using a modified shoe with a square patch to contact the ball en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
The oceans have 5 huge garbage patches, Pacific and Atlantic: 2, Indian Ocean: 1. The N. Atlantic has the most plastics. What's called the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" is the size of TX, between CA and Hawaii. A 2 million square miles patch is between Africa and Australia. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Sour Patch Kids were originally called Mars Men and looked like martians due to the UFO craze in the 70's mentalfloss.com/article.p…
When restoring Grand Central Station, workers left a patch of black to contrast how much cigarette smoke and tar there was before the restoration. untappedcities.com/2013/0…
In the Pacific Ocean there's a garbage patch that's bigger than Texas. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
There is a "cold spot" in the Universe's cosmic microwave background, where the photons are colder than average. This cold spot may be caused by a "supervoid"β€”a huge empty patch of spaceβ€”which may, in turn, be proof of dark energy bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
The pilots of the Looking Glass (the always-airborne doomsday command center) were originally required to wear an eye patch to protect one eye from blindness in the event of a surprise nuclear strike. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loo…
The first software patch was an actual patch, on a paper tape. news.harvard.edu/gazette/…
A software update is sometimes called a "patch" because in the olden days that was literally what it was: paper patches on some of the holes in a punch card sites.harvard.edu/~chsi/m…
The fleshy red patch that hangs off of a Turkeys beak is called a Snood. newsfeed.time.com/2010/11…
Every expedition crew on the International Space Station has its own patch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 2016, researchers prototyped a boom to help clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and nicknamed the device Boomy McBoomface. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Back in 1994, Cinder's infinite combo exploit in Killer Instinct got so out of hand in arcades that Nintendo had to send a team to manually travel and install an update patch in every single Killer Instinct machine...All 17,000 of them. youtube.com/watch?v=Q_mzB…
Governor Jesse Ventura taught at Harvard University and is a Full Patch Member of the Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle Club. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_…
Ubisoft released a crack by RELOADED, a well known scene group, as their semiofficial patch for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 in 2008. dailytech.com/Ubisoft+Rel…
The Venus Flytrap is native to a tiny patch of the eastern seaboard on the borders of North & South Carolina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Alexander Patch was the only US general to command troops in three different theaters; Marines on Guadalcanal, a field Army in Italy and a field Army in France including commanding the first units to successful cross the Rhine into Germany marshallfoundation.org/10…
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is so big that it would take 67 ships one year to clean up less than one percent of the North Pacific Ocean. education.nationalgeograp…
No nation will take responsibility to clean up a massive formation of garbage in the ocean known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. education.nationalgeograp…
Sour Patch Kids were originally called "Sour Group Kids". The name changed in the 80's to capitalize on the popularity of Cabbage Patch Kids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…

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