Disney uses code names in the park. Rude visitors are called 'Treasured Guests.' Vomit is called 'Protein Spill.' Kids peeing in the pool is called 'Code Winnie.' Illegally spreading ashes is called 'White Powder Alert.' nypost.com/2017/09/07/dis…
A study found after a 90 min. workout, athletes who ate organic peanut butter, Clif Shot Bloks, Cytomax powder, PowerBars, & Gatorade showed no difference in insulin, glucose, cholesterol, or triglyceride levels compared to athletes who ate hotcakes, OJ, a hash brown, a hamburger, fries, & Coke. realclearscience.com/jour…
The β€œCinnamon challenge” is dangerous. Cinnamon powder, when inhaled, can cause inflammation and permanent scarring in the lungs, leading to conditions like emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis. nationalpost.com/health/c…
George Washington never wore a wig: his hair was naturally long and lustrous, although he did use powder to make it white. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The technical term for wood and metallic powder, shavings, filings and other byproducts from machining or working such material is called "Swarf". This is comprised of everything from metal shavings after a cut, to sawdust from cutting, to metallic powder from sharpening. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swa…
There is a published, peer reviewed article on iocaine powder, the famed and fictional poison from The Princess Bride ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Ice pops we’re accidentally created by an eleven year old boy who left soda powder and water outside overnight with its wooden stirrer still in the cup. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Fireworks were invented in China sometime between 200 BC and 900 AD. It is believed Marco Polo brought fireworks from China to Europe in 1295, and the global popularity exploded after that. In 1830, colors were added in Italy by adding different metallic powders. cottagelife.com/entertain…
β€œNatural" Boner Pills (Male Enhancements) such as you find at gas stations are completely unregulated. The β€œbrands” are just generic packaging with pills filled with random Chinese bulk powders by anonymous local people β€œdistributing” to the stores. youtu.be/3WooOIPcRI0
An outbreak of Syphilis caused a surge in Wigmaking. Wigs covered up baldness and head sores caused by Syphilis. Powdered Wigs were popular because the powder contained lavender or orange, to cover up bad smells. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Sushi pizza originates from Canada. Th dish was invented by Kaoru Ohsada while working at Nami Japanese Seafood Restaurant chef in Toronto. It uses a fried rice patty as the base and a variety of toppings drizzled with mayonnaise and wasabi powder. The dish is often served in wedges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
After conquering China, by 1241 the Mongols were expanding their empire to the west, using Chinese rockets (self-propelled flying bombs) in battles across Eastern Europe. And with them came secret of black powder - the recipe was first written down around 1250 by English scholar Roger Bacon. needforscience.com/astron…
Chocolate milk was made popular by an Irishman named Sir Hans Sloane when he was visiting Jamaica and was offered a cocoa powder drink by the villagers and thought it tasted foul, so he mixed it with milk instead and brought it back to England where it was sold as medicine. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
An Australian restaurant called Pablo's Escoburgers came under fire for their burger called "The Patron," a double patty with candied bacon topped with a line of white powder (garlic flour) and a rolled up fake $100 bank note. They announced that people were "lining up for a taste." insider.com/pablos-escobu…
Vincent Price's grandfather invented the first commercial baking powder, "Dr. Price's Baking Powder". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
The strawberry on the tomato pin cushion is filled with emery powder, an abrasive, to sharpen pins. dritz.com/product/tomato-…
Frank Epperson invented ice popsicles by accident when she was just 11 years old. It happened when left soda powder and water outside overnight. Two billion popsicles are now sold every year around the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
A bizarre incident involving a fictitious write-in candidacy occurred in the small town of PicoazΓ‘, Ecuador in 1967. A company ran a series of campaign-themed advertisements for a foot powder called Pulvapies. Pulvapies ended up receiving the most votes in the election en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wri…
Food powder is the most common format of food material in the market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
Chile powder and chili powder are two different things. Chile powder is just dried, pulverized chiles. Chili powder is a mixture of dried, ground chiles with other spices. nytimes.com/2015/01/28/di…
The "filet gumbo" mentioned in the Hank Williams song "Jambalaya" is actually filΓ© gumbo. FilΓ© powder is a flavoring derived from a Sassafras tree. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil…
Turmeric (a common spice found in curry powder) is frequently contaminated with toxic lead chromate, added by producers to enhance the color ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
During a particularly cold spell in the town of Snag (Yukon) where the temp reached -83f (-63.9c) you could clearly hear people speaking 4 miles away along with other phenomenon such as peoples breath turning to powder and falling straight to the ground & river ice booming like gunshots. islandnet.com/~see/weathe…
Wrigley’s was originally a soap company that gifted baking powder with their soap. The baking powder became more popular than the soap so they switched to selling baking powder with chewing gum as a gift. The gum became more popular than the baking powder so the company switched to selling gum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jui…
There’s a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate; hot cocoa is made with cocoa powder while hot chocolate is made with already-processed chocolate (like in syrup or melted form) thekitchn.com/whats-the-d…
β€œThe effectiveness of ginger powder in the treatment of common migraine attacks is statistically comparable to sumatriptan.” ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
William Wrigley Jr. began by selling soap and offered baking powder as an incentive to buy it. Finding the baking powder more popular, he switched to selling it instead and gave his customers gum as incentive. Again, he found that the gum was more popular and began to sell it instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Curry powder is a blend of spices and a leftover from colonialism. motherwouldknow.com/what-…
Johnson & Johnson knew there was Asbestos in Baby Powder for decades nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bu…
The foot powder brand Pulvapies ran an ad during a 1967 Ecuadoran Mayoral election saying "Vote for any candidate, but if you want well being and hygiene, vote for Pulvapues." and they ended up winning the popular vote. historycollection.co/time…
"you guys" has it's origins from remembering Guy Fawkes and his efforts during the gun Powder Plot (referenced in V for Vendetta). time.com/5688255/you-guys…
Prop masters make and test fake drugs before they’re used in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street. Cornstarch or Vitamin B powder for cocaine, oregano or hobby store moss for marijuana, freeze-dried regular mushrooms for magic mushrooms. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
In 1967, an Ecuadorian foot powder company advertised its product, Pulvapies, as a mayoral candidate in the town of PicoazΓ‘.The foot powder won by a clear majority en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic…
On June 22, 1918, four people were arrested and over one hundred waiters taken into custody over the apparent widespread practice of poisoning by waiters in Chicago. Guests who tipped poorly were given "Mickey Finn powder" in their food or drinks. curionic.com/blog/over-10…
Nowadays, it’s rare to be served really hot mustard in restaurants, and mustard in jars and packets is rarely very spicy. The sinus-burning condiment once served at Chinese restaurants was just brown mustard seeds ground to a powder and mixed with a little water just before serving chowhound.com/food-news/1…
Solid chocolate was only invented in the 1840s. Beforehand, chocolate powder was mostly consumed as a drink, and it wasn't until the 1870s that solid bars started to become more common. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
A nutella container has more than 1/2 of sugar, 1/4th of palm oil, and the rest are small quantities of hazelnuts, skim milk powder and cocoa. youtu.be/wY5xSV15Tb0
Miners were given McIntyre Powder, a mix of aluminum and aluminum oxide powder to inhale before work in order to prevent silicosis. brighterworld.mcmaster.ca…
Back when the NY subways used tokens, criminals would jam the slot and then suck out the token with their mouths. To discourage this, subway workers would put hot chili powder in the slots. gothamist.com/2015/01/23/…
Arsenic used to be so undetectable and popular a poison that it was nicknamed the "inheritance powder" compoundchem.com/2015/01/…
The fake cocaine actors snort on film is vitamin B powder, a common cutting agent for real cocaine. cinemablend.com/new/What-…
Queen Tembandumba overthrew her mother and pounded her own infant son to death to turn his body into powder she believed would make her invincible; and she commanded the other women in her tribe to do the same to their sons. She took many lovers whom she killed afterward, until one poisoned her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
Henery Shrapnel in 1784 invented a hollow cannon ball that would be filled with shot and gun powder,and exploded over the enemies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Chile powder and Chili powder are two different things. Chile powder is just dried, pulverized chiles. Chili powder is a mixture of dried, ground chiles with other spices. nytimes.com/2015/01/28/di…
T.S. Eliot used to wear green makeup (face powder) and lipstick as a way to assert himself as a poet and not a just a banker questia.com/library/journ…
In New York subways, booth attendants would sprinkle chili powder in coin slots to stop people from "coin sucking" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
It is possible to coat droplets of water with silica, resulting in a dry powder known as "dry water" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
Mummia - A very early form of a so called miracle drug made by turning human remains in to a powder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mum…
A man from Arizona caused a wildfire that burnt 47,000 acres by shooting at a target that contained colorful powder to reveal the gender of their baby, and an explosive substance to trigger the powder. It took a week to stop the fire and the man was fined $220,000 elle.com/culture/a2353592…
Disney hired a convicted child molester to direct their 1995 movie "Powder". Victor Salva pleaded guilty to oral sex with a 14 year old actor on set of a previous movie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
Certain enzymes inside the stomach break down different types of food e.g proteins, fats. The reason why we have bio washing powder is because they contain these enzymes to break down food stains on clothes inside the washing machine. sciencelearn.org.nz/resou…
The Japanese used a weapon similar to pepper spray as early as 1615. Called a metsubishi, it was something like a small boxy blowpipe that fired a puff of blinding powder. metmuseum.org/art/collect…
In 2014, Pocari Sweat started a project to send a "dream capsule" to the Moon. The capsule will have the same shape as a Pocari Sweat can and will be filled with Pocari Sweat powder to become the first commercial product advertised on the Moon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poc…
When we eat a high-protein diet, our gut bacteria produce seven times the rotten-egg smelling gas, hydrogen sulphide. This explains why bodybuilders who consume lots of protein powder are known to have smelly farts smh.com.au/lifestyle/heal…
A student in Ukraine blew his own jaw off and died after mistakenly dipping his gum in explosive powder instead of citric acid flavoring. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Sodium Nitrate, an essential oxidizing component in gun powder, was discovered by 9th century Taoist monks that were actually trying to create an elixir of immortality. beyondtheshaker.com/pages…
The Japanese will repair broken pottery with powder gold lacquer to highlight imperfections, not hide them. The process is called Kintsugi. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
NYC subway operators used to spray chili powder on token slots to deter people from trying to suck out tokens from subway turnstiles nytimes.com/2003/04/08/ny…
The Parthenon is in such bad condition because occupying Turkish forces used it as a powder magazine which exploded when hit by a Venetian shell in 1687. ancient.eu/parthenon/
Today I learned about "powder rooms," which are also known as bathrooms. They were used to discreetly spply extra powder in wigs, without intruding in one's house. doityourself.com/stry/pow…
GM Developed a Turbine Engine Which Ran on Coal Powder; Prototypes Were Released in the Early 80's jalopnik.com/gm-once-buil…
Dry powder fire extinguishers can cause diarrhea when the powder comes in contact with your skin safe-train.be/en/fire-ext…
Grenades first emerged in the Byzantine Empire early 700CE, a century after Greek Fire was invented, and travelled eastwards to China, making it around 1300 years old, and older than gun powder en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Victor Salva, the director of "Powder" and the "Jeepers Creepers" series (which has a 3rd coming soon), spent 15 months of a 3-year sentence for molesting the 12-year-old star of his film "Clownhouse". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
Bored American pilots in WW2 made Icecream by strapping tanks of milk & cocoa powder to the undersides of aircraft flying at high altitudes. news.unclesamsmisguidedch…
Pound-for-pound, a fusion bomb can be seven orders of magnitude more powerful than gun powder. (See "black powder" and "B41 nuclear bomb" entries in these two tables.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TNT…
Doritos could be made without the powder and taste exactly the same. It was left on because it was decided that the residue left on your fingers was part of the "Doritos experience" maxim.com/food/the-legend…
The original M-80 was used by the U. S. military to simulate explosions and used 3,000 mg of powder, but are illegal without a federal license. The legal ones sold as fireworks only have 50 mg of powder, or 1/60th as much as the military version. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-8…
The fashion of wearing powdered wigs effectively ended in 1795, when the British government introduced a tax on hair-powder en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wig…
Back when the NYC Subway used tokens, people called "token suckers" would jam token slots with paper and suck out stuck tokens with their mouths. To prevent this, some attendants would sprinkle chili powder into the slots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
William Wrigley, Jr. sold soaps in 1891, offering baking powder as incentive to buyers. The baking powder proved to be more popular, so he started selling it, offering gum as incentive. But the gum proved to be EVEN more popular, so he started selling them. In 1893, Juicy Fruit debuted. wrigley.com/global/about-…
An 11 year old boy in 1905 invented the popsicle after he had mixed some sugary soda powder with water and left it out overnight npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
In 1967, a small Ecuadorian town elected foot powder as its mayor. snopes.com/fact-check/pol…
Popsicles were invented by an 11 year old boy by accident, when he left a mix of sugary soda powder and water with the mixing stick outside on a frosty night. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
A picture within itself is known as the β€œDroste effect.” The Dutch name for this sort of recursive image derives from a brand of cocoa. A box of Droste cocoa powder depicts a nun carrying a tray bearing a cup and a Droste box. maa.org/meetings/calendar…
US "government cheese" was created to maintain the price of dairy when dairy industry subsidies artificially increased the supply of milk and created a surplus that was then converted into cheese, butter, or dehydrated powder. The cheese was stored in over 150 warehouses across 35 states. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gov…
Red velvet cake was originally red due to a chemical in the cocoa powder, but nowadays we must use dyes because cocoa powder has been processed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Pixy Stix were originally a drink mix, but the company owner discovered kids were just eating the sugar powder straight from the package. They were rebranded as Pixy Stix. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pix…
The 24th Bond film, Spectre, has the largest film stunt explosion ever. The blast had a total yield of 68.47 tonnes of TNT equivalent, was the result of detonating 8,418 litres of kerosene with 33 kg of powder explosives and lasted 7.5 seconds. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
The bright turquoise color of mountain lakes comes from minerals glaciers pick up as they crawl across the mountain. The minerals are ground up into a fine powder called Rock Flour that is dumped into the lakes from glacial run off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
The white powder in easy mac is a starch intended to thicken the water so it doesn't boil over in the microwave huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
A lit fuse will continue burning underwater, because the black powder in its core acts as its own oxidizer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fus…
Actors usually snort powdered lactose on set and if they're lactose-intolerant, then vitamin B powder nypost.com/2013/10/23/wha…
Prior to MetroCards replacing tokens on NYC subways, some booth attendants would sprinkle chili powder in coin slots to stop people from 'coin sucking' gothamist.com/2015/01/23/…
The KGB used "spy dust," the chemical compound NPPD, during the Cold War to track Americans in Moscow by applying an almost invisible powder to their clothing, cars, doorknobs and other objects. Some other variants of β€œspy dust” may have contained luminol and would glow under ultraviolet light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nit…
In India, 200 women came to a court in Nagpur armed with knives and chilli powder and murdered on the court floor a serial rapist – Akku Yadav. Then every woman claimed responsibility for the murder. theguardian.com/world/200…
A funeral home in Florida allows customers to choose to have their remains dissolved into a soapy, murky liquid, which eventually makes its way into the city's wastewater system. The bones are pummeled into a powder and given to the family. tampabay.com/news/humanin…
Spain started a war with Peru and Chile in 1864 by taking over an Island for its strategic source of bat shit, which was an important ingredient for gun powder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Platinum was first discovered and worked by Precolumbian Amerindian tribes in the ChΓ³co rainforest, using a sophisticated method of powder metallurgy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
China invented fireworks, but Italy gave them color. Colors are created using metallic powders. Calcium makes orange, sodium makes yellow, and barium makes green. Also, cylindrical tubes create whistling sounds, aluminum flakes make hissing noises, and flash powder makes the loud β€œbooms.” cottagelife.com/entertain…
Today I learned of Ken Eto, a high ranking Chicago Outfit associate. He survived a hit when the bullets bounced off his head. His assassins hand loaded the gun powder to avoid being traced by police, and were later found strangled in the truck of a car. Eto lived 30 more years in witness protection. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
One of the worst nuclear disasters involved 112,000 Brazilians being inspected after a piece of radiotherapy equipment was stolen. One man wanted to make his wife a ring from the glowing blue powder. She died. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
10 days into the shoot for The Wizard of Oz, Buddy Ebsen suffered a reaction to the aluminum powder makeup he wore; the powder he breathed in daily as it was applied had coated his lungs. Ebsen was hospitalized in critical condition. He was later put in an iron lung. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of powder of sympathy, a 17th-century "medicine" said to be able to heal wounds at a distance by being applied to the weapon that caused them. It was proposed as a solution to the longitude problem by using wounded dogs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pow…
When a Tanomani tribe member dies, they burn the body and mix the ash powder into plantain soup, to be eaten by the guests. garfors.com/2016/12/25-st…
Today I learned about the Hot Chocolate Effect, where the pitch heard from tapping a cup of hot liquid rises after the addition of a soluble powder or air bubbles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot…
The origin of the term "proof" for liquor. In 16th century England, traders would drench gun powder in liquor, if the wet powder could still ignite, it was above "proof". mentalfloss.com/article/6…
In the Middle Ages, based on a mistranslation from the Arabic term for bitumen, it was thought that mummies possessed healing properties. As a result, it became common practice to grind Egyptian mummies into a powder to be sold and used as medicine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mum…
Ancient Egyptian human mummified remains were thought to have medicinal properties. They were crushed into a fine powder and used as an expensive β€œcure all” remedy until around the late 1700s early 1800s. wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummia

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