Psychologist B.F. Skinner tried to train pigeons to serve as guides for bombing runs in WWII. After canceling the project, he successfully taught the pigeons to play ping pong instead.โ€ฆ
Today I learned, submarine sonar is no a โ€œpingโ€ like movies and games, but actually EXTREMELY loud and can kill people and sea lifeโ€ฆ
The Very First Kermit The Frog Puppet Was Made Of An Old Green Coat Creator Jim Henson's Mother Owned, And A Ping Pong Ball Cut In Half.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of ablaut reduplication, an unwritten English rule that makes "tick-tock" sound normal, but not "tock-tick". When repeating words, the first vowel is always an I, then A or O. "Chit chat" not "chat chit"; "ping pong" not "pong ping", etc. It's unclear why this rule exists, but it's never brokenโ€ฆ
The image format "PNG" is pronounced "ping" officiallyโ€ฆ
Legendary director/actor/pilot John Huston once flew over a celebrity golf tournament and dropped 5,000 ping pong balls on it.โ€ฆ
Pickleball, a game that combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong, has been around since 1965โ€ฆ
Today I learned about Ehrlich, a Polish ping-pong player who played the longest point ever (2h 12m) in 1936 World Championships, and in WW2 was spared the gas chamber by the Nazis because they recognized himโ€ฆ
There were several plans to raise the Titanic that ranged from filling it with ping pong balls to 180 tons of Vaseline.โ€ฆ
Until 2015, people would ping their credit bureau (i.e Equifax) so many times that eventually their credit score went up because old items were "bumped" (erased) from a credit report. The trick was called "bumping" or "B*" and was kept quiet on forums for 5 years until bureaus caught onโ€ฆ
Genuine ideas to raise RMS Titanic from the sea bed included filling it with vaseline or ping pong balls... as well as turning the ship into an iceberg itself so it would float to the surface.โ€ฆ
Thereโ€™s a waterfall where nobody knows where the water goes. Minnesotaโ€™s Devilโ€™s Kettle Falls dumps into a giant pothole with no seeable exit. Researchers have poured dye, ping-pong balls, even logs into it, then watched the lake for any sign of them. So far, none have ever been found.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Champ Island in the Arctic Region of the Franz Josef Land Archipelago. Itโ€™s covered in thousands of perfectly round stone spheres ranging in size from ping-pong ball to meters in diameter. Itโ€™s still unknown where they came from or how they were formed.โ€ฆ
An Entrepreneur in Hong Kong (Tin Ka Ping)who had donated 80% of his wealth throughout his life to build over 200 schools and 1000 libraries in Hong Kong and Mainland China. During the 1997 financial crisis, he had even sold his mansion to continue funding his charity foundation.โ€ฆ
In 1971 at the World Ping-Pong championships in Japan, an American player accidentally boarded the Chinese teamโ€™s bus, birthing a friendship between him and a Chinese player which was captured by Time magazine. The photo would go on that year to inspire a normalization in US-China relations.โ€ฆ
Georgetown University went as far as banning the possession of multiple ping pong balls in an effort to ban beer pongโ€ฆ
Many schemes have been put forward to raise the Titanic from the ocean floor. Ideas such as filling the wreck with ping-pong balls, injecting it with 180k tons of Vaseline, or using half a million tons of liquid nitrogen to encase it inside a giant iceberg that would float back to the surface.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of John Willis, the only white member of Ping On, Boston's Chinese mafia. He was introduced to the group by a young Asian man he saved. John later learned Chinese, became the boss' chief bodyguard, and received the nickname "White Devil". He is currently in a federal prison for drug trafficking.โ€ฆ
Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen also shares the record (with the Shanghai Tower) of having the highest observation deck in a building at 562 m. It has often been the subject of rooftopping attemptsโ€ฆ
There's a waterfall in Minnesota that falls into a large hole made of rock; scientists have tried ping pong balls and dye and still don't know where the water goes.โ€ฆ
A friendly exchange between an American and Chinese player in the 1971 World Ping-Pong Championship prompted Mao Zedong to invite the American table-tennis to China, helping re-open Sino-American relations for the first time since the cold war.โ€ฆ
Ping Golf provides wounded veterans with free gold lessons, a set of custom fit clubs, and a new bag when they are discharged form the hospital and Ping has never publicized this program.โ€ฆ
The Welsh word for microwave is "popty-ping"โ€ฆ
Ping Pong is the name of a company that sells table tennis equipment whereas table tennis is the name of the sport.โ€ฆ
"table tennis" and "ping pong" are not exactly the same thing.โ€ฆ
Jim Henson made his first Kermit puppet using his mother's old coat and two halves of a ping pong ball.โ€ฆ
The image file format PNG is supposed to be pronounced "ping"โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Sister Ping and the Snakeheads, a highly organized gang of human smugglers who accept payment upwards of $60,000 to smuggle people from the Fujian Provence of China to the United Statesโ€ฆ
Since 1912, many impractical ideas have been suggested to recover the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, including filling the wreck with ping-pong balls, injecting her with 180,000 tons of Vaseline, or using liquid nitrogen to turn her into a giant iceberg that would float back to the surface.โ€ฆ
If you could squeeze the entire Earth into a sphere about the size of a ping pong ball it would become a black hole.โ€ฆ
When Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales in 1969 the orb on top of his investiture coronet was gold plated over a ping-pong ball, and the coronet still contains the ping pong ball.โ€ฆ
Fa Ping, the name Mulan chooses while posing as a man, is a pun on the chinese expression for "Eye Candy"โ€ฆ
You can give yourself hallucinations using two ping pong balls and a radio.โ€ฆ
Ping-pong helped the United States and Chinese political relationship in the 1970's.โ€ฆ
Thatcher's proposal to extend Britain's administration in Hong Kong beyond 1997 was refuted by Deng Xiao Ping who stated that "I could walk in and take the lot this afternoon". Years later in 1984, Britain agreed to return all of Hong Kong back to China.โ€ฆ
Gambler Amarillo Slim challenged tennis pro Bobby Riggs to a ping pong match. They agreed that Slim would supply the rackets and Riggs would choose which one to play with. Slim showed up with iron skillets and won. He later challenged a ping pong champ and won, this time with empty Coke bottles.โ€ฆ
Cats spend so much time grooming because all their hair gives a cat the same amount of surface area to keep clean as a ping pong table blogs.discovermagazine.coโ€ฆ
Ping stands for Packet InterNet Groperโ€ฆ
Ford uses ping pong balls to measure vehicle spaceโ€ฆ
When using the sous vide method of cooking, wherein meat is brought up to temperature in hot water, ping pong balls can be used to prevent the evaporation of the water.โ€ฆ
"PNG" is pronounced "ping"โ€ฆ
There were multiple ideas in the 1960's to raise the wreck of the Titanic to the surface of the ocean. This included filling it with wax, Vaseline, or ping pong balls so it would float.โ€ฆ
In 1950 Psychologist BF Skinner taught 2 pigeons to play ping-pong (video)โ€ฆ
The Internet Protocol (IP) specifies IPoAC, packet transportation by homing pigeons. It has been sucessfully implemented with a ping of 3.2 Million ms and 56% packet lossโ€ฆ
Pianist can place objects on the strings or in between strings to create an entirely different sound, called a prepared piano. Objects used can range from ping pong balls and tambourines to bread clips and brass screws.โ€ฆ
The welsh word for microwave is "popty ping" which means oven that goes ping!โ€ฆ
If you stick half ping-pong balls to each eye, listen to white noise with head phones on you will hallucinate due to the sensory distortionโ€ฆ
One treatment for tuberculosis in 1940's was inserting ping pong balls into the patient's lungs.โ€ฆ
New York Times Crossword Puzzle Maker Will Shortz is the Legal Guardian of a teenage Chinese Ping Pong Playerโ€ฆ
MythBusters achieved a world record speed of Mach 1,5(1100 mph or 1770 kmph) with a Ping Pong ball.โ€ฆ
You can send a ping pong ball with whatever you want in it into near-space for free.
The US government classifies ping pong balls as 'hazardous materials'.โ€ฆ
A reply to a ping request is called a pongโ€ฆ
Ping pong balls can become covered with e.Coli, salmonella, staph and listeria while playing beer pong.โ€ฆ
Jim Henson originally made Kermit the Frog from an old green coat for his skin and some ping pong balls for his eyesโ€ฆ
Jet Ski, Bubble Wrap, Dumpster, Crockpot, Jacuzzi, Q-tips, Velcro, Hula Hoop, Onesies, Ping-Pong and Fluffernutter are all trademarked brand names.โ€ฆ
Ping Pong balls are now made of a new material since the old-style balls were extremely flammable and could not be shipped via airplane. santacruztabletennisclub.โ€ฆ
Ping pong balls are made of nitrocellulose, the same thing modern gunpowder is made of.โ€ฆ
The Bruce Lee ping pong video is fake.โ€ฆ
PING stands/stood for Packet Internet Groper, but goes by PING to be politically correctโ€ฆ
In the movie Forest Gump, During the ping-pong matches, there was no ball; it was entirely CGI, animated to meet the actors' paddles.โ€ฆ
There is a sport called Pickleball which combines elements of tennis, badminton, & ping-pong.โ€ฆ
The Welsh name for microwave is "popty ping"โ€ฆ
Jim Henson made the first Kermit out of his mom's old coat. He used Ping-Pong balls for eyes.โ€ฆ
Many Chinese feared for the life of the young Emperor, Ping Di, because the planet Mars disappeared behind the moon. One month later, the Emperor died of unexpected causes.
English folk singer John Renbourn sticks pieces of ping-pong ball to his fingernails to strengthen them for playing the guitar.โ€ฆ
That relations were improved between China and the United States because of the exchange of Ping Pong playersโ€ฆ
Jaques of London is the oldest extant game manufacturing company in the world, dating from 1795, first producer of tiddledy-winks, snakes and ladders, ping pong and many others.โ€ฆ
Zipper, Band-air, Ping Pong, Popsicle, Dumpster, and Herion all were brand namesโ€ฆ
In 1950 BF Skinner taught 2 pigeons to play a form of ping pong by using positive reinforcement.โ€ฆ
In the official PNG specification, the pronunciation is "ping." (scroll down to bottom of page)โ€ฆ
A ping pong ball can be fired at 300 MPH from just a 36 inch tubeโ€ฆ
The original Kermit the Frog puppet was made from one of Jim Henson's mother's old coats and had halves of a ping pong ball for eyes.โ€ฆ
Ping-pong Diplomacy, which thawed relations between the Communist bloc and the United States during the Cold War, began when a member of the US Team accidentally boarded the Chinese Team's bus.โ€ฆ
Former hedge-fund trader Andrew Tong sued his supervisor Ping Jiang at SAC Capital in 2006. The suit alleges Jiang forced Tong to take female hormones and wear women's clothing and make-up to curb his "aggressive male attitude" and was a condition of his continued employment at SAC.โ€ฆ
You can experience the effects of LSD with ping pong balls!โ€ฆ
The structure of the giant hacking ring Red October was exposed by a man attempting to ping the entire Internet.โ€ฆ
Many impractical schemes have been put forward to recover the wreck of the sunken Titanic, such as filling the wreck with ping-pong balls, injecting it with 180,000 tons of Vaseline, or using half a million tons of liquid nitrogen to turn it into a giant iceberg so it can float to the surfaceโ€ฆ
Susan Sarandon owns a Ping Pong bar in Milwaukee. milwaukee.spingalactic.coโ€ฆ
A loud speaker and Ping was used at USENIX to locate a network issue.โ€ฆ
You can hallucinate with ping pong balls and static noiseโ€ฆ
Ping-pong balls smell minty when they are cracked due to their material reacting with airโ€ฆ
We had internet via carrier pigeon with ping times between 3000 and 6000 secondsโ€ฆ
Ping pang (chu) is the official name of the sport in China, not some slangโ€ฆ
Unambiguous pronunciation was an advertised feature of the PNG file format, unlike GIF. And yet you say it wrong. (it's "ping" apparently).โ€ฆ
That, according to what's called the Ganzfeld effect, you can induce hallucinations with halved ping pong balls and white noise.โ€ฆ
Putting a dented ping-pong ball in boiling water makes it pop back to normal.โ€ฆ
A psychologist once used behavioral science to teach pigeons to play ping pong.โ€ฆ
The longest ping pong rally ever lasted 8.5 hoursโ€ฆ
The Ping of Death is a 65,535 byte data packet that would crash a IPv4 server.โ€ฆ
Comedian Jonathan Katz and playwright David Mamet used to travel from college to college hustling people at ping-pong. Katz was the New York ping-pong champion in 1964.โ€ฆ
When the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies are expected to collide in 3.75 billion years, the chances that two stars will collide are negligible as the distance between stars near the center of the galaxy is equivalent to ping pong balls placed 3.2km apart.โ€ฆ
Pigeons can play ping pongโ€ฆ
Extraรฑo, possibly the first openly gay comic superhero, fought evil with his special magical "ping pong 'balls'" and was infected HIV in the 80's.

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