MF DOOM’s tour doubled as a food drive where he encouraged audience members to bring cans of food, leading to over 1000 pounds of food donated to various shelters. rhymesayers.com/promo/one…
Newborn blue whales gain about 200 pounds each day during the first year of their lives. whalefacts.org/how-big-is…
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…
In the 1940s, Nazi Germany began printing millions of British pounds to destroy the British economy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
An 800-pound photo radar speed camera was stolen from a Toronto intersection. It has never been found. toronto.ctvnews.ca/an-800…
President Andrew Jackson was gifted a 1,400-pound block of cheese by a New York dairy farmer. The cheese remained on display at the White House for over a year but was entirely eaten by a large crowd during Jackson's final party as President. foodandwine.com/news/real…
In 2015, a museum in Arkansas paid $7.7 million for a conceptual artwork by the late Felix Gonzalez-Torres. It consists of 50 pounds of candy that museum visitors can eat; the price includes the idea only, as the candy needs to be continually replenished. crystalbridges.org/blog/c…
A gorilla’s punch has 1300-2700 pounds of force. That’s enough to shatter a human skull with one hit wildgorillasafaris.com/fa…
It takes approximately 75000 flowers, which need to be plucked by hand, to make one pound of Saffron. This is why the spice is so expensive. britannica.com/story/why-…
The largest-ever bird's nest was built by a pair of bald eagles in Florida. It was 9.5ft wide, 20ft deep, and was estimated to weigh over 4,400 pounds. dukefarms.org/footer/blog…
Today I learned about the Heart Attack Grill, a hospital-themed restaurant in Tempe AZ, where "patients" over 350 pounds eat for free and the waitstaff are dressed as sexy nurses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Humans have left over 413,000 pounds of material on the moon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The difference between a "Tonne" and a "Ton" - both are units of weight, but a β€œton” is a British and American measure, while a β€œtonne” is a metric measure. A β€œtonne” is equal to 1,000 kg and a "ton" is is equal to 2,240 pounds or 1,016.047 kg. blog.harwardcommunication…
Prince was 5’2β€³, or 157.5 cm tall and weighed 112 pounds, he often wore heels to combat his small size. His grand piano was even modified by shortening the legs so he could reach the pedals while sitting down to play. musicinminnesota.com/20-f…
Gorillas are in a semi-permanent state of flatulence, meaning they're always farting, due to the bacteria in their gut and the almost 40 pounds of vegetation they consume daily pbs.org/wnet/nature/goril…
The Sun Bear is the world's smallest bear. Adult males reach only 4 to 5 feet in length and can was as little as 60 pounds, and only up to 150 pounds. The females ate slightly smaller! nationalgeographic.com/an…
Mad honey is a type of honey that causes people to hallucinate. Honey hunters in Nepal make dangerous vertical climbs to harvest it because it sells for 60$-80$ a pound. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
Today I learned about a case report on a 19 year old wrestler who died after losing 9 pounds in 8.5 hours by exercising vigorously in a hot environment wearing a vapour-impermeable suit under a cotton warm-up suit. He resumed exercising 2 hours after the weight loss and died from cardiac arrest an hour later. cmaj.ca/content/158/9/117…
Goats are completely immune to poison ivy, oak, and sumac. They love the stuff and can eat several pounds a day. npr.org/sections/goatsand…
In 1963 Barbie introduced a teenaged β€œbabysitter” Barbie which was sold with a doll-sized book titled "How To Lose Weight," and read β€œDon’t Eat.” Babysitter Barbie also came with a pink scale, with the weight permanently reading 110, 35 pounds less than a woman her height should weigh groovyhistory.com/barbie-…
The stone weight was an old English unit of mass equal to 14 pounds (6.35 kg). Although now prohibited for commercial use in the United Kingdom the stone is customarily used for body weight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
The famous 1960's TV show Candid Camera started as a radio program in the 1940's called Candid Microphone. Allen Funt would hide a large 27 pound recorder in various places to catch people's reactions to set ups. otrcat.com/p/candid-micro…
The average individual in 1700 consumed 4 pounds of sugar annually. By 2009, 50% of Americans were consuming at least 180 pounds of sugar annually. wholevegan.com/refined_su…
Today I learned about the Devil Frog, or Beelzebufo ampinga, which was the largest frog to ever exist at ~16 inches and ~10 pounds. It preyed upon baby dinosaurs and had a bite force comparable to a lion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
The Royal Mint estimated as of 2014, 3% of British 1 pound coins were counterfeit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One…
There is honey called "mad honey" which produces hallucinations. People in Nepal venture through dangerous vertical climbs to gather it. Price per pound is 60$ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Actress Tracey Gold struggled with anoxeria, but overcame it. On the TV show β€œGrowing Pains”, despite weighing only 133 pounds, fat jokes about her were a recurring gag, triggering a relapse. Her weight dropped to 80 pounds and, due to her emaciated appearance, was suspended from the show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Today I learned of the 2004 Chicago River Incident, where a Dave Matthew's Band Tour Bus unloaded 800 pounds of human waste onto a sightseeing boat below. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
In 2015, a Fallout fan sent Bethesda 2000 bottlecaps. They received a free copy of fallout 4. It had taken them 7 years to collect the bottlecaps. The package weighed 11 pounds. gamespot.com/articles/fal…
In 1978, 2,300 students tried to set a WR for the largest tug of war game. Instead, disaster ensued. The 2,000ft long braided nylon rope snapped, recoiling several thousand pounds of stored energy. Nearly 200 students lay wounded, 5 with severed fingertips, hundreds more faced 2nd degree burns. newspapers.com/clip/30819…
Each of the 33 men on the Lewis and Clark expedition ate 9 pounds of meat per day. (4 deer, or an elk and a deer, or one buffalo.) grandviewoutdoors.com/wil…
In the mid XX century, the British government tried to cultivate peanuts in over a million hectares in Tanganika, Tanzania, ignoring all the warnings that the territory was unsuitable, and only abandoned it after losing the equivalent of 1 billion pounds in 2020 value en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
A study found that an Andean Condor can soar 100 miles without flapping its wings, staying airborne for up to 5 hours by surfing currents of rising air called thermals. It's the world's heaviest soaring bird at 33 pounds with a 10 foot wingspan. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In the US, kitty litter is a $2 billion industry. Consuming five billion pounds (2.3 Mt) of mined clay annually. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
Today I learned that the Rusty-Spotted Cat is the world's smallest cat, measuring up to only 19 inches (48.26 centimeters) in body length and 3 pounds (1.36 kilograms) in body weight. These cats could easily fit in the palm of your hand when curled up! boredpanda.com/worlds-sma…
The abbreviations used for pre-decimal British currency were L for pounds, s for shillings and d for pence because these were the abbreviations for the Latin currency denominations librae (L), solidi (s) and denarii (d) retrowow.co.uk/retro_brit…
Pound Cake gets its name because of how it was made in the 1700s. Originally, the recipe called for one pound each of flour, sugar, butter, and eggs. ourstate.com/true-pound-c…
Ball boys in football originated in 1905 while William "Fatty" Foulke – 6'4" and 300+ pounds – was Chelsea's goalkeeper. The club placed small boys behind Foulke in order to accentuate his massive frame and intimidate strikers. Eventually the boys started collecting out-of-play balls too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Most polar bears are twins. And while they are the largest land carnivore, newborn cubs are only about 10 inches (25 cm) long, and weigh about 2.2 pounds (1kg). They grow rapidly because the mother's milk is 31% fat. oceana.ca/en/blog/ten-fas…
IBM introduced the first hard disk drive to break the 1GB barrier in 1980. It was called the IBM 3380 and could store 2.52GB (β€œ2.52 billion characters of information,” according to IBM). Its cabinet was about the size of a refrigerator and the whole thing weighed in at 550 pounds (250 kg). pingdom.com/blog/amazing-…
The Bank of England publishes Β£1m and Β£100m banknotes, which are not issued to the public but used to "back" Scottish and Northern Irish pound notes bbc.com/news/magazine-211…
Buzkashi, a central Asian no holds bar game and national sport of Afghanistan, is played on horseback and the object of the game is to get a headless legless goat carcass, that can weight up to 90 pounds, into a goal hole. youtu.be/7vGmion3fWM
Today I learned of "Operation Rock Wallaby", a helicopter mission which dumped thousands of pounds of veggies (mostly carrots and sweet potatoes) to wallabies and other animals left without a food source after surviving wildfire in New South Wales. sea.mashable.com/science/…
Today I learned of a variety of giant gourd shaped long-neck avocados (Persea americana Russell) with a glossy exterior that looks similar to zucchini or squash. They can grow to 13 inches long and weigh around 1.5 to 2.5 pounds while a typical Hass avocado usually weighs just 6 ounces. insider.com/what-are-long…
Before the California grizzly bear was hunted to extinction in 1922, the largest of its kind found was in Valley Center, CA (near San Diego) and weighed 2,200 pounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Hurricane Harvey dumped 33 trillion gallons of water in its impact area, weighing an estimated 275 trillion pounds β€” enough to push down the Earth’s crust and lower the city of Houston by 2 centimeters. theatlantic.com/technolog…
The U.S. Government owned a stash of 500 million pounds of cheese that it kept in caves in the Midwest. history.com/news/governme…
The Oreo was first sold in 1912. In the United States, they were sold for 25 cents a pound (454 g) in novelty metal canisters with clear glass tops. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ore…
Today I learned about pule cheese, a Serbian delicacy made out of donkey milk that costs around $1,136 a pound. scmp.com/magazines/style/…
In the 1600s, some monks in Germany only drank beer and water during their 40-day fast for lent. They concocted an β€œunusually strong” brew, full of carbohydrates and nutrients. In 2011, a journalist attempted to re-create their fast. He lost 25 pounds during the ordeal. catholicnewsagency.com/ne…

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