Kevin Smith’s Dogma is unavailable to stream or purchase digitally and is out of print on home media. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogma_…
Today I learned of the Degenerate Art Exhibition that took place in Nazi Germany in 1937 during which 650 paintings, sculptures, and prints were displayed to show that modernism was a conspiracy by people who hated Germany, mainly Jews. Over one million people attended in the first six weeks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deg…
Playing action video games can train the mind to make the right decisions faster. Video game players can develop a heightened sensitivity to what is going on around them, such as everyday activities like driving, reading small print, or navigating around town. rochester.edu/pr/Review/V…
Today I learned of the film Wake in Fright. Once thought to be lost, an original unedited print was rediscovered by its editor after a fervent search in a shipping container labelled 'for destruction' one week before it was scheduled to be destroyed. The film today is considered a classic of Australian cinema. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wak…
Spanish scientists have developed a 3D bioprinter which can print sheets of functional human skin for use in research or even transplants designnews.com/3d-printin…
Impressionist composer Claude Debussy's orchestral work "La Mer" was inspired by the Japanese woodblock print "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" by Hokusai. He even personally chose it as the cover image for the first edition of the published score. metmuseum.org/blogs/now-a…
The Tang Dynasty (618-906 A.D.) of China was considered the golden age and they invented gun powder, made the first gas cylinder, had air conditioning, and a way to print books. thetangdynasty.org/tang-d…
In 2013 Detroit was so broke that they were unable to print out death certificates because they had not been able to pay the company that provided the special embossed paper on which they were printed, and subsequently ran out. huffpost.com/entry/detroi…
The original Macintosh computers were sold with 9" screens that were 72 pixels per inch. This size was chosen because their printer would print at 144 ppi, exactly double the screen. This way the printed text and the screen text would end up being exactly the same size. photoshopessentials.com/e…
Sea urchins will pick up objects and wear them as hats...and one aquarium enthusiast decided to 3D-print mini cowboy hats and viking helmets to accommodate them. newsweek.com/sea-urchin-h…
The lyrics for Sheryl Crow's "All I Wanna Do" were adapted from a poem from a poetry book her producer found in a used bookstore. The book only had an initial print run of 500 copies, but the song paved the way for multiple reprints and earned its author Wyn Cooper substantial royalties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
W (double u) looks like double v(vv) because v print block was more common during the printing press days. rd.com/article/why-w-is-p…
When in 2012 Encyclopaedia Britannica stopped publishing the print version of its encyclopedia, it was accounting for less than 1% of the company's total revenue - the rest came from other activities, like their online encyclopedia subscription service. computerworld.com/article…
'The Hobbit' famous cover or 'dust protector' illustrated by Tolkien himself was meant to have a red sun. But the publisher wrote "ignore red" to the printers as it would of been too expensive to print a 3rd colour. museoteca.com/r/en/work/7…
Your printer puts information in every sheet you print that will allow authorities to track any printed page back to your printer. This hidden information most likely survives scans and photos of your printed documents, allowing those to be tracked as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
Creeper was the first ever computer virus and it was designed to move between DEC PDP-10 computers running TENEX OS using the ARPANET. While it wouldn't cause any damages, it would print out a message on the connected teletype that says "I'm the creeper, catch me if you can". And this was 1971. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
A Georgia teacher who bought a $400 travel insurance policy was rewarded $10,000 because she read the fine print of the contract. After reading to page 7, she saw a β€œPays to Read” bit that said the first to email and mention the fine print contest would win 10K. tampabay.com/business/she…
The Soviets bugged US Embassy and Consulate typewriters with one of the world's first keyloggers. It was a long bit of circuitry inside a supporting bar in the typewriter, capturing text by measuring magnetic disturbance as the print head moved. This was sent by radio bursts to the Soviets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM…
Prior to 2012, beer could not be sold in Texas that was over 4% alcohol. This let to many brewers putting fine print on their labels: β€œin Texas, malt liquor” to get around the law texastribune.org/2012/08/…
Today I learned about "Itasha," a subculture of Japan focused around anime prints on cars. Itasha (η—›θ»Š, Itasha) literally means "painful car" as they are considered painful to look at cooljapan-videos.com/en/a…
World's largest printer of Bibles is in China, and is also the only company in China authorized to print Bibles. christianitytoday.com/new…
Nose prints can be used to identify dogs in the same way that fingerprints can be used to identify humans. geographyrealm.com/tracki…
The American English expression "Okay" (or O.K.) is nearly identical to the expression "Okeh" from the Amerindian Choctaw-Chickasaw language, which first appeared in print a decade earlier and means "it is so and not otherwise." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OK#…
Euro banknotes and coins were designed with the visually impaired in mind - there are physical characteristics built in to coins and bills, such as different sizes, weights and colors, ridges and raised print. ecb.europa.eu/euro/visual…
Today I learned about 46 million dollars’ worth of Australian $50 bill went into circulation in 10/2018 had a typo error. It went unnoticed for mos. until it was spotted by radio listener.The central bank misspelled the word β€œresponsibility” as β€œRESPONSIBILTY" & said the error will be fixed in future print runs reuters.com/article/us-au…
A tortoiseshell cat named Towser holds the Guinness World Record for most mice caught at 28,899. She was so famous that a statue was erected of her in the city where she lived, and her paw prints are marked on every bottle of Fairlie’s Light Highland Liqueur. lovemeow.com/towser-the-w…
Iconic African wax print fabric wasn't designed nor made in Africa. Dutch traders in the 1800s tried to commercialize Javanese batik production, but couldn't sell it in Europe. However, they found a market along West African trading routes, where it was embraced and culturally adopted. helluvanote.com/note/afri…
Bill Gates predicts that the growth of instructional software will replace textbooks. However, in a 2018 survey of college students, the trade publication Library Journal found that 75 percent say that reading print books is easier than e-books edsurge.com/news/2019-04-…
Steve from Blue’s Clues once showed up unannounced to a kid’s birthday party after seeing a party sign and blue paw print on the house’s mailbox. He showed up in character and costume, handed our presents and refused any compensation from the parents. spin.com/2004/02/me-and-y…
The original prints of The Passion of Joan of Arc, one of the most famous silent films of all time, were destroyed in a fire in 1927, and for decades it was thought they had been lost for ever, until they were rediscovered in 1981... lying in a janitor's closet in a Norwegian mental hospital. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The initial prints of the painting "Under the Wave off Kanagawa" (AKA The Great Wave) had a pink sky, however, due to light exposure damaging many of the prints, the pink has faded away artic.edu/articles/743/se…
The Great Picture is the largest print photograph (111 feet (34 m) wide and 32 feet (9.8 m) high) wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gr…
Today I learned of the Machine Identification Code. A series of secret dots that certain printers leave on every piece of paper they print, giving clues to the originator and identification of the device that printed it. It was developed in the 1980s by Canon and Xerox but wasn't discovered until 2004. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
Stephen King published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman between 1977 and 1982. His novel Rage was allowed to go out of print by the author and publisher, which King wrote "Now out of print, and a good thing." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Edvard Munch's art represented his own emotions, mostly the darker ones of fear, dread, loneliness, and sexual longing. The screaming figure in his famous lithograph print personifies existential horror metmuseum.org/art/collect…
The "For Dummies" book series started with "DOS for Dummies" in 1991. The creator overheard someone in a bookshop ask if there was "a book about DOS for dummies like me". Since then the series has grown to about 2,500 titles with more than 200 million books in print en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
The infamous β€˜Wicked Bible’ was a result of one single typo in a 1631 print/release of The Bible. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wic…
In 2015, KFC ran a promotional bucket campaign called the "Memory Bucket". This bucket could receive pictures from bluetooth and print out pictures of you and your friends eating their chicken. This was to celebrate the 60th anniversary of KFC in Canada. cnet.com/videos/kfc-memor…
"The Pocket Book of Boners" (1941), by Dr. Seuss, was one of the best selling books of WWII with over 1.34 million copies in print by 1945. It is a compilation of four books in the Boners Series: "Boners" (1931), "More Boners" (1931), "Still More Boners" (1931), and "Prize Boners" (1932). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A man found a copy of the declaration of independence in an old picture frame he bought for $4 at a yard sale. It turned out to be a first print from the 4th July 1776. It later sold for $2.42 million, then $8.14 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phy…
Thanks to 3D printing, NASA can send plans for new tools and equipment to the Space Station over email. Instead of waiting months for gear, Astronauts can print new gear in hours. nasa.gov/mission_pages/st…
When printers started to print books in the 15th century, they used scraps of ancient and medieval parchments to help bind the book. Examining the bindings, historians have reconstructed old texts. Some texts only survive in the modern day in this way. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The first pro-gay film in the world was a 1919 German film called β€œDifferent from the Others”. It was created as a protest against German laws that criminalised homosexuality. The Nazis destroyed most prints of the film, and only one known copy has survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dif…
The term factoid originally meant a piece of information that was accepted as a fact but wasn't true, or a made up fact that is accepted as true due to it appearing in print. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fac…
Between 2005 and 2010, NASCAR had a licensing agreement with Harlequin to print over 30 romance novels, based on racing. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Mel Brooks put on a prosthetic 11th finger for adding his hand print on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. eonline.com/news/577576/m…
The last Blockbuster on earth, in Bend, OR uses floppy disks to boot their system, employees have to hand print cards because their printers broke, and transactions are backed up on a reel-to-reel tape that can't be replaced because Radio Shack went out of business. wfaa.com/article/news/las…
Koalas have fingerprints so similar to humans that if unknowingly checked by a forensic scientist they wouldn't even know that they weren't human prints. ripleys.com/weird-news/ko…
During Prohibition, moonshiners would wear "cow shoes." The fancy footwear left hoofprints instead of human shoe prints, helping distillers and smugglers evade police. twistedsifter.com/2017/07…
Many color laser printers and copiers print secret dots on each printed sheet, known as a Machine Identification Code, that can be used to identify the device that made the printed sheet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…

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