Steve Jobs never coded for Apple. According to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, he didn't do any original design and one of Apple's earliest employees also stated that Woz was the inventor while Jobs was the marketing person. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
William Whipple, one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, freed his slave after signing it because he believed one cannot simultaneously fight for freedom and hold another person in bondage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Whoopi Goldberg is the only person in the world to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Today I learned about Thomas Aikenhead who, at 20 years of age, became the last person executed in Great Britain on a charge of blasphemy. Aikenhead was accused of referring to theology as "ill-invented nonsense" while conversing with friends at the University of Edinburgh. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Tchaikovsky had a patron who gave him enough money to quit his job and become a full-time composer, on the condition that they never meet in person. californiasymphony.org/20…
The former CEO of Coca-Cola, Roberto Goizueta, was the first person to become a billionaire by being an employee and not a company founder (or heir). latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Researchers discovered that applying a sonogram to a person's skull and stimulating specific brain regions can alter their mood. One researcher described applying it to his own head and later feeling like he had a martini. They hope to develop a sonogram-based device to treat mood disorders. wired.co.uk/article/ultra…
98% of all Japanese adoptions are employers adopting the adult men on their staff, not children. By doing this, they are able to choose the person they wish to run their company when they no longer. independent.co.uk/life-st…
Today I learned of King Alexander of Greece who died after being bitten by a monkey that had attacked his German shepherd. This significantly impacted Balkan history and Winston Churchill later wrote, "it is perhaps no exaggeration to remark that a quarter of a million persons died of this monkey's bite." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
In 2012, a survey in eastern Germany (regions formerly part of East Germany/GDR) was unable to find a single person under the age of 28 who believed in God theguardian.com/commentis…
When dreaming, hardcore video gamers have been reported to be able to toggle between first and third-person point-of-view; readily take control over and even enjoy nightmares; and have more dreams that involve far-fetched or impossible scenarios, like imaginary characters or space travel theverge.com/2014/1/21/53…
Pronoia is the opposite of paranoia. A paranoid person thinks everyone in conspiring against him or her, whereas a pronoid person thinks everything is secretly conspiring to help him or her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to space walk, became in June 2020 the only person to have visited both space and the deepest place on Earth, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. bbc.com/news/amp/world-us…
The first person in recorded history to be killed by a robot was a factory worker at the Ford Motor Company in 1979. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Today I learned about the cube teapot, which is a teapot whose main purpose was to be used on a ship. The cube shape of the teapot would stabilize it so that it would not roll over and scald the person making the drink, whereas conventional curved teapots would roll over when the ship rocked from side to side. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cub…
Putting the lid down in a porta-potty causes the smell to go out through the vents, which will make it not smell nearly as bad for the next person who uses it. bicycling.com/news/g20021…
The Pirate voice. comes from one person, from Robert Newton's performance in Treasure Island in 1950, an exaggeration of his Cornwall accent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Today I learned about exploding head syndrome, an event in which a person hallucinates a short and extremely loud noise as they are falling asleep. Despite the name, the syndrome isn’t associated to any dangerous condition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
Today I learned about the Gruen transfer, which is a psychological phenomenon where a person feels lost in a shopping mall, due to its intentionally complex layout. This was done deliberately in order to make people buy more impulsively. This phenomenon is named after the Austrian architect, Victor Gruen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gru…
Today I learned of John, a teen who was the first person in the UK charged with inciting his own murder. He found his real-life friend Mark in a chatroom and convinced Mark to kill him (John) via a web of fictional characters. Mark stabbed John, convinced the CIA had ordered him to. crimeandinvestigation.co.…
The highest g force voluntarily experienced by a person was 46.2 g's by John Stapp. He rode a rocket sled that reached a top speed of 632 MPH, The land speed record at the time and he stopped in 1 second. For a brief moment his body weighed 7700 pounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Mapmakers used to plant fictitious streets in their maps, so that if a person copied their map, they could point out the replication of the fake street to prove copyright infringement. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Rotting potatoes give off a noxious gas that can knock a person unconscious & even cause death. canr.msu.edu/news/storing…
Tomato Paste/Juice doesn't get rid of Skunk spray smell on a person, it merely masks the smell and as soon as the tomato scent wears away, the skunk odor becomes noticeable again. wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/mobi…
Adolf Hitler was in a relationship with his half-niece, who later ended up killing herself because Hitler forbade her to marry the person she was interested in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gel…
The first version of JavaScript was created in only 10 days by one person: Brendan Eich. JavaScript is now one of the three core technologies of the Web. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bre…
In the final stages of hypothermia, humans exhibit two strange behaviors; paradoxical undressing, in which a person will remove all their clothes despite being dangerously close to death, and a completely autonomous, instinctual burrowing behavior. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7…
Each person who becomes 100 years old receives a congratulatory letter signed by the President with a gift cheque of €2,540 in Ireland. This custom is called the "Centenarian Bounty" and also applies to foreign national residents of the country. irishtimes.com/news/irela…
Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, was the first person to be β€œBuried in space”. On April 21, 1997, his ashes were brought to the Canary Islands and loaded aboard the Pegasus-XL and launched out of the rocket. celestis.com/blog/how-gen…
Today I learned of Hamida Djandoubi, a Tunisian agricultural worker, who was was sentenced to death in February 1977 and executed by guillotine in September that year. He was the last person to be executed in Western Europe and the last person in the world to be lawfully executed by guillotine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
Following a traumatic event, a person may develop a sense of a foreshortened future, which is currently considered an avoidance symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They may also feel as though they won't be able to reach milestones in their life, such as a career or marriage. verywellmind.com/coping-w…
Today I learned about ongoing Greek TV show "Light in The Tunnel" which among solving countless muder and missing cases in Greece, was added twice on the Guinness W.R.; once for finding 85 missing persons in the span of 75 episodes and again for finding a woman missing for 58 years, in just 10 minutes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lig…
Today I learned of the Millennium Prize Problems, 7 seemingly impossible unsolved Mathematics problems that were revealed in 2000 and rewarded a $1 million prize to anyone who could solve one. In 2003, Gregori Perelman became the first (and so far only) person to solve one. He turned down the prize money. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Today I learned about the Chinese massacre of 1871 when a mob of around 500 White and Hispanic persons entered Old Chinatown in Los Angels and attacked, bullied, robbed, and murdered Chinese residents in cold blood. wikipedia.org/wiki/Chines…
Contrary to its clichΓ©d use in crime fiction, it takes at least five minutes of inhaling an item soaked in chloroform to render a person unconscious. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chl…
Alien’s entire cast including Sigourney Weaver was originally just genderless last names, and they then picked the best person for each character, then chose a first name for them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
In the 1960s the US had developed a nuclear bomb small enough to be carried by one person, such as a paratrooper, and placed at an enemy target such as bridge, dam, etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
The person who wrote β€œYou Are My Sunshine” was Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis who also had a No. 1 hit single during his term in office. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Because of a Legal Battle over the rights of Spawn characters, Spawn and Medieval Spawn aren't fully owned by the same person, despite one being a variation on the other. Todd McFarlane owns Spawn, while Medieval Spawn is split between McFarlane and Neil Gaiman. hollywoodreporter.com/thr…
The last person guillotined in France got to smoke 2 cigarettes and drink a glass of rum just before the blade fell. youtube.com/watch?v=Tj_84…
Today I learned about Matt Kennedy Gould. He was the only real person in a 1990's Big Brother type reality show called The Joe Schmo Show. The rest of the cast were all actors and actresses. gazettereview.com/2016/09…
The term "blowing smoke up your arse" originated in the 1700's when Doctors would quite literally blow smoke up a persons behind as a way to resuscitate them. Usually after drowning. gizmodo.com/blowing-smoke…
Fred Savage was the first person to host Saturday Night Live who was born after the show’s premier in 1975. He was 13 when he hosted in 1990. popsugar.com/entertainmen…
Space is not cold but has no temperature. A person in space without a spacesuit would not feel cold at first because heat transfer cannot occur as rapidly in space. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
To make a pound of honey, it takes 50,000 Bee-Miles, kind of like person-hours of labour. The bees have to make two million flower visits to make that pound. wise-geek.com/how-far-do-…
Today I learned of the Latin phrase "Damnatio memoriae" meaning "condemnation of memory", indicating that a person is to be excluded from official accounts, including the destruction of depictions, the removal of names from inscriptions and documents, and even large-scale rewritings of history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dam…
Today I learned of Alien Hand Syndrome where it is possible for a person to lose control of a hand. The impacted hand has a mind of its own and has choked, groped, or slapped cigarettes out of peoples hands against their will. Sometimes it is temporary lasting for 30 minutes or less but it can be permanent. medicinenet.com/alien_han…
Henry Bliss, who in 1899 became the first person in the U.S. to be killed by an automobile, was struck by an electric powered taxi. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
The US faced a nuclear threat in Arkansas in 1980 because someone dropped a socket wrench 20m which cut the outside of a rocket with 9megaton warhead on it. The cut caused fuel to explode ejecting it from the silo. One person died. i.stuff.co.nz/entertainme…
A sufferer of Truman Show delusion (a condition in which a person believes their live is a staged reality show) traveled all the way to New York City to check whether the World Trade Center had fallen, believing the 9/11 attacks to be an elaborate plot twist in his personal storyline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…

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