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…
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…
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…
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…
The nasa logo is public domain and free to print but cannot be printed with any other logo or brands nasa.gov/centers/ames/mul…
Back in school, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen would throw Bill Gates in dumpsters so that Gates could go rummaging around in the rubbish looking for computer print-outs that would provide clues to early operating systems theguardian.com/technolog…
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…
Criticism of artist Jack Vettriano includes that he's: a purveyor of badly conceived soft porn; not even an artist: a painter of brainless erotica; and that he can’t paint, he just colours in. He has painted one of Britain's best-selling prints, & his originals can sell for over $1million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
The Lascaux cave was discovered accidentally by 4 teenagers and their dog- the cave has 17,000 year old paintings, including extinct animals like the Aurochs, and hand prints. The French government had to make a replica (Lascaux II) since tourists causes mold to grow ancient.eu/Lascaux_Cave/
The term "Hat-Trick" was first coined in cricket, in 1858, to describe H.H. Stephenson's taking three wickets with three consecutive deliveries. Fans held a collection for Stephenson and presented him with a hat, bought with the proceeds. The term was used in print for the first time in 1865. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hat…
Today I learned about the PokΓ©mon Snap Station at Blockbuster, where you could play through the first level and print the pictures you took. arcade-museum.com/game_de…
Despite being considered a classic, the 1959 Porgy and Bess film is not available on home media and only a handful of prints exist because the Gershwins, who wrote the opera it's based on, hated the movie and wanted it destroyed. hollywoodreporter.com/fea…
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…
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-…
Today I learned of The Conqueror, a 1956 movie produced by Howard Hughes, starring John Wayne and filmed downwind from a nuclear weapons testing site. 91 crew members later developed cancer including Wayne and his two sons. Panned by critics, Hughes purchased every print to keep it out of circulation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
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…
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…
In Japan, more paper is used to print manga than is used to make toilet paper youtu.be/sfBps2Zq_-A?t=55…
There was a Titanic short film that was released 19 days after the tragedy.It starred Dorothy Gibson who survived the actual titanic.But no prints survive today,making it a lost film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sav…
Victor Lustig, a German con artist, designed and sold a "money box" which he claimed could print $100 bills. A victim, sensing profits, would buy the machine for a high price. Stocked with six to nine genuine $100 bills for demonstration purposes, but after that it produced only blank paper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
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 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…
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…
The United States ratified the Marrakesh Treaty back in 2019 which joined the united states in a treaty that facilitates access to publications for those with print disabilities(blindness or visual impairments). uspto.gov/about-us/news-u…
β€œno two people have identical prints” is a myth that has still never been proven. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Art for Education was a tax evasion scam in Canada. Promoter hired art dealers to buy prints for between $5 and $75. These were bundled into lots, and sold at about $300 per print. Then the promoters arranged for the lots to be donated. The donors never saw the art but profited on their taxes. advisor.ca/tax/tax-news/r…
A 25-year-old from the Czech Republic spearheaded the restoration and digital release of the Star Wars trilogy -- in its original theatrical form -- by using material from Blu-rays, DVDs and HDTV broadcasts as well as donated photographs, 35mm prints and 16mm prints. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Print-cartridge page yield values ( the number of pages you can print with a cartridge) are based on printing on only 5% of a full page. ldproducts.com/blog/how-t…
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art resembles Guggenheim Museum and it has more than 3,000 world-class European and American paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures. TMoCA is considered to have the most valuable collections of modern Western masterpieces outside Europe and North America en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teh…
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…
The odds of having the same finger print as someone else is 1 in 64 billion. Because there have been over 108 billion people to have ever lived on earth, many people, either dead or alive, will have to have the same fingerprint ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The term "Boston Tea Party" didn't appear in print until nearly 60 years after the actual event. For most of its early history it was known as the "destruction of the tea." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
"it was a dark and stormy night," a catchphrase that has become shorthand for bad writing, comes from the opening line of the 1830 novel "Paul Clifford" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The phrase was first used in print by Washington Irving in his 1809 "A History of New York." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_…
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…
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…
A Scottish scientist discovered that finger prints were unique, & asked Charles Darwin to help him promote the idea. Charles Darwin shared this with his nephew, who then claimed the finding as his own. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotl…
Mel Brooks put on a prosthetic 11th finger for adding his hand print on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. eonline.com/news/577576/m…
Hitler had all the copies of the first propaganda film by Leni Riefenstahl destroyed, simply because it showed him talking closely with disgraced Nazi Ernest RΓΆhm. Hitler had RΓΆhm killed in the Night of the Long Knives. A single surviving print was found in England in the 1990s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In the UK, 7 private banks are authorized to print Pound Sterling banknotes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
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…
Printers print an invisible secret code called Machine Identification Code on every single page you print for the lawmakers to track date, time and serial number of the printer that prints it. worldofsecrets.org/en/201…
While online publications have been experiencing tremendous growth in recent years, the fact is that 58 per cent of subscribers still describe themselves as primarily print-oriented, and 60-80 per cent of publisher revenues are still generated from print fipp.com/news/opinion/nea…
Today I learned about Alves dos Reis who convinced the original printing firm that he is authorized to print 200,000 original banknotes of 500 Portuguese escudos (which was equivalent to 0.88% of Portugal's nominal GDP at the time). He was only convicted because of overlapping serial numbers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alv…
A long lost 1926 Japanese silent horror film was rediscovered 45 years later, when its director found a print in his own storehouse in 1971. Nearly a third of it is still missing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_P…
Every Print or Xerox that you take can be traced back to you. youtube.com/watch?v=izMGM…
According to Bowker’s Books in Print, there were 2,714,409 new books printed in English in 2015. Of these, just 221,597 (8.2%) were classified as fiction litlab.stanford.edu/how-m…
Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, also wrote another book considered one of the worst horror novels of all time. The Lair of the White Worm has been described as "one of the most spectacularly incoherent novels ever to reach print", and H. P. Lovecraft called it "almost infantile". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
, That in the 1992 episode "Ethics"-Star Trek TNG Introduced the "Genotronic Replicator" a device that could scan the DNA of a patient, then 3D print a new organ. This technology wouldn't be introduced until 1993, and is only now really practical with today's technology. memory-alpha.fandom.com/w…
A set of foot prints of a young child and a wolf or dog walking side by side was found in the Chauvet Cave in France. This information suggests the origin of the human-dog companionship could date to before the last Ice Age. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The original print of the famous painting β€˜Washington Crossing the Delaware’ was destroyed in a Nazi basement during a WWII air raid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
The National Braille Press prints the Celtics, Red Sox and Revolution game schedules in Braille. It has been in the same Boston location since 1946. patch.com/massachusetts/r…
Today I learned about the Future Library project, the goal of which is to collect 100 unpublished manuscripts over the next century and to publish and print them them all at the same time in 2114, using a forested area that is being grown for the purpose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fut…
The Heinemann African Writers Series, launched in 1962, played a crucial role in publishing Africa’s celebrated writers. In 2008, only 17% of the series with over 300 titles was said to be available in print with second hand copies going for extortionate amounts from 3rd party sellers jamesmurua.com/african-wr…
In-N-Out Burger prints bible verses on its cups because the CEO's uncle had a religious awakening. foxnews.com/food-drink/in…
In the early days of radio, advertisers were hesitant to invest in radio ads because they feared an ad where you couldn't just "turn the page" if you didn't like it (as you could in print) would come off as pushy and invasive 20k.org/episodes/jingles
There is a government program called "Every Kid in a Park" that gives a free year-long national park pass to every fourth grade student that prints one out everykidinapark.gov/
Like fingerprints, each individual has a unique tongue print. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Ikea ran a print advert which you urinated on, and if you were pregnant it gave you a 50% discount on a crib. theguardian.com/business/…
The only book Stephen King has let go out of print is Rage, in which a kid shoots his teacher and holds his class hostage. While he doesn't think books, movies, or video games cause violence, he does think they could act as an outlet to commit violence through, and should be more responsible. youtube.com/watch?v=2TmFV…
Today I learned about Bothie, the only dog ever to have left paw prints at the North and South Poles nationalpurebreddogday.co…
Hitchcock's 2nd movie "The Mountain Eagle" is considered a lost film, meaning that no prints of the film are known to exist. The Cine Tirol Film Commission calls it "the most wanted film in the world", and the British Film Institute is actively searching for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There's a Future Library in Norway being created where trees have just been planted, and authors of today were asked to write something to be read in 100 years. When the trees have grown in a century they'll be used to print the books, and only then, will be made for all to read. futurelibrary.no/
The first close up photo from Mars was taking so long to print that impatient scientists taped the raw data to the wall and colored over it with pastel crayon manually assigning color and value to the binary code. businessinsider.com/nasa-…
Pogs got their name from being under the caps of Passion Orange Guava juice and that the rarest/most valuable pogs were the No Fear prints. complex.com/style/the-rar…
The founders of Forever 21 are deeply religious and print the bible verse "John 3:16" on all of their shopping bags. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Bill Gates founded a nonprofit ed-tech initiative that created peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks, which are available in free digital formats and for a low cost in print. Instructors are free to use, adapt, and remix the content of those textbooks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner saved his former high school's student newspaper with a pledge of $37,500 over five years after Chicago Public Schools officials announced the school's print edition would have to cease because of cost concerns dnainfo.com/chicago/20160…
In France they have short story vending machines in public locations. You can select 1, 3, or 5 minutes, and the machine prints a story on a strip of paper for free. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned about Page 3, an English tabloid practice dedicating the third page of a print to a large picture of a topless glamour model en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pag…
Today I learned of "Steal This Book", an instruction manual by Abbie hoffman on, among other things, shoplifting, fare evasion, and protesting. 30 publishers refused to print it, and many book stores refused to sell it because people were shoplifting the book, as the title suggested. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Believing that his comic strip , 'Calvin and Hobbes,' only works in print form, cartoonist Bill Watterson has refused to ever sell the film rights to his comics and has turned down offers from Steven Spielberg and Pixar. bostonglobe.com/opinion/2…
In the 1980s nail salons projected images of the clients they wanted to attract using artist, Patrick Nagel style prints. thenailscape.com/patrick-…
The Library of Congress in the US has the unadulterated 35mm print of "Star Wars" submitted to them in 1977 for copyright, and anyone can watch it by prior appointment. mashable.com/2015/12/17/s…
The United Kingdom writes, prints and stores all of its laws on goatskin bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-3…
The first print of Led Zeppelin II had such a high dynamic range that on cheap equipment the needle literally jumped out of the groove, and that after the daughter of the studio exec complained about the issue, the studio went on to "fix" it with inferior album printing wired.com/2015/03/hot-sta…
Jim Crow-era "Literacy Tests" were frequently not even legitimate tests of reading skills but instead were a series of incredibly confusing trick questions such as "Print the word vote upside down, but in the correct order." slate.com/blogs/the_vault…
A cave in France contains the footprints of a young child alongside the paw prints of a dog, left 26,000 years ago. The oldest evidence of human canine relationships ever found en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
In 1993 Pepsi ran a contest in the Philippines in which it promised 1 million pesos, roughly $40,000, to the person who found the number 349 inside his bottle cap. Pepsi went on to mistakenly print 800,000 winning caps, leading to outrage and death threats to Pepsi executives. articles.latimes.com/1993…
A 13 yr old who made a Braille printer out of Legos after discovering that millions of blind people in developing countries buy Braille devices that cost $2K and weigh 20 lbs. His prints Braille from computers to paper using raised dots instead of ink, weighs a few lbs, and costs only $350. theguardian.com/technolog…
During the Great Depression, companies would print colorful patterns onto flour sacks so that women can make dresses out of them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
During the Depression, women commonly made clothing out of cotton feed sacks - the feed companies got word of this, and began decorating them with patterns and colors: "feed companies were being encouraged to use the latest dress print bags and feed supply stores were turned into fabric stores" flashbak.com/feed-sack-fa…
A dog’s nose print is unique, same as human fingerprints. They can be used to identify and no two are exactly alike. theiscp.com/2015/05/paws-…
There are towns in the US that print their own local currencies. Like BerkShares, a Massachusetts county currency that's pegged to the US dollar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Star Wars was one of the first films selected for preservation by the Library of Congress in 1989, but it has yet to receive an archival print of the original film. George Lucas tried to submit a "Special Edition" print in 1997, but it was rejected due to its alterations of the 1977 print. youtu.be/mGrXO2RDzLg?t=13…
Lady Dai, death in 163 BC, considered the best preserved mummy in the world. Upon discovery she still had moist, soft skin, movable limbs, intact organs and veins with still small amounts of type A blood in them, distinct finger prints and more! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xin…
Electoral officials in Victoria, Australia, ordered 40,000 magnifying glasses to help voters deal with the tiny print on the metre-long Senate ballot paper, which was expected to contain up to 57 parties, plus independents. abc.net.au/news/2013-07-0…
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis secured the book deal for Michael Jackson's autobiography and paid him a $300,000 advance. The book quickly sold out of its initial print run but Jackson threatened to block the book’s second print publication unless Onassis wrote a foreword reuters.com/article/us-ja…
In 1977, members of the rock band KISS mixed their own blood with the red ink used to print the first KISS comic book. ultimateclassicrock.com/r…
Most US citizens have not heard of A4 paper, and most local print/copy shops don't sell it, whereas the US standard 8.5"x11" ('Letter') is similarly hard to obtain outside the Amercas and Phillipines... indiesew.com/blog/letter-…
Today I learned about Adermatoglyphia, a rare genetic disease which causes a lack of finger prints en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ade…
Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like we all have unique fingerprints. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
Cows' muzzle print can be used to identify cattle pretty much like human fingerprints. academia.edu/21432299/Cat…
The Count of Monte Cristo has never been out of print in most modern languages en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
George Lucas refused to send an original print of Star Wars for preservation at the National Film Registry savestarwars.com/lucas-nf…
During the Great Depression, companies would print colorful patterns onto flour sacks so that women can make dresses out of them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
Mark Twain called The Book of Mormon "Chloroform in Print" salamandersociety.com/mar…
You need 10^94 books to print all the zeros of a googolplex (1 followed by 10^100 zeroes) and if each book had a mass of 100 grams, all of them would have a total mass of 10^93 kilograms. In comparison, thats more of the mass of the Milkey Way Galaxy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
Uppercase and Lowercase got their names from the fact that print shops kept the metal stamps for the larger sized letters in the "upper case" and the normal sized metal stamps in the "lower case". quickanddirtytips.com/edu…
The author of The Anarchist Cookbook, William Powell, was just 19 when he wrote the book in 1969. He later disavowed the violent ideology that he advocated in the book and wished to have the book "quickly and quietly go out of print”. He passed away in July 2016. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
One of the most popular national daily newspapers in Japan circulated an entirely recyclable newspaper. It had plant seeds embedded in the news print. After reading, you could plant the newspaper directly into soil and it would grow. trueactivist.com/japanese…

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