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
Today I learned about a 1994 race for state representative in Wyoming that was decided by a ping-pong ball. State law said tied elections must be settled by drawing lots, so the candidates' names were written on ping-pong balls, and a ball bearing the winner's name was drawn from the governor's cowboy hat.โ€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
Cheng Chui Ping, also known as Sister Ping, ran a human smuggling empire and is widely regarded as the most prolific smuggler of the 20th century. She ran her operation between Hong Kong and New York City from 1984 until 2000. The FBI still doesn't know how many people she smuggled into the US.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about Mabel Ping-Hua Lee (1896-1966), a Chinese-American suffragist. At the age of 16, she was invited to help lead a march of 10,000 people up Fifth Avenue.โ€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
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
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
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
Georgetown University went as far as banning the possession of multiple ping pong balls in an effort to ban beer pongโ€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
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
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
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
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 Pong is the name of a company that sells table tennis equipment whereas table tennis is the name of the sport.โ€ฆ
The Welsh word for microwave is "popty-ping"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
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
The image file format PNG is supposed to be pronounced "ping"โ€ฆ
"table tennis" and "ping pong" are not exactly the same thing.โ€ฆ
You can give yourself hallucinations using two ping pong balls and a radio.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
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
Ping-pong helped the United States and Chinese political relationship in the 1970's.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
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
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
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
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
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
Ford uses ping pong balls to measure vehicle spaceโ€ฆ
"PNG" is pronounced "ping"โ€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
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 welsh word for microwave is "popty ping" which means oven that goes ping!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
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

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