Firefighters that responded to last year's fire at Notre Dame knew which works of art to rescue and in which order following a protocol developed for such a disaster. sciencemag.org/news/2020/…
The β€œFi” in Wi-Fi doesn’t stand for anything. It is simply a trademark term of the non-profit Wi-Fi Alliance for a family of wireless network protocols based on IEEE 802.11 standards webopedia.com/definitions…
Queen Elizabeth II specifically asked to be in a James Bond skit with Daniel Craig for the Olympics, breaking royal protocol. When asked if she would like to say something she said, "Of course I must say something. After all, he is coming to rescue me." olympics.nbcsports.com/20…
The Montreal Protocol to protect the Ozone layer was the first treaty in UN history to have been accepted by all member states. If the treaty and it's actions had not been accepted, the ozone layer would've been so degraded by 2070 that just 5 minutes in sunlight would burn you. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
A false surrender is a war crime under Protocol I of the Geneva Convention. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
When Pope John Paul visited Mondello in 1978, the Ferrari factory offered him a ride in one of their iconic cars. Breaking protocol, the Pope accepted the offer instead of the pope-mobile. In 2005, Ferrari gifted the final Enzo, #400/#400, for the pope. Pope John Paul then donated it to charity. youtu.be/XGDrIF6F90Y
Japan's Rabbit Island (Ōkunoshima) had a poison gas factory that supported much of the chemical warfare carried out in China. Although Japan was a signatory of the 1925 Geneva Protocol, they kept the development of their chemical weapons a secret. Today, many visitors can play with the rabbits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5…
In 1981 lawyer Roger Fisher came up with a nuclear arms protocol (Fisher Protocol) where the code to fire nuclear weapons would be inside a small capsule implanted near the heart of a willing volunteer who would have to carry a butcher knife with him. independent.ie/world-news…
The first rules of the Internet Protocol (IP) were written to enable the Hawaiian islands to communicate. The network was known as "pure Aloha". oreilly.com/library/view/…
In a scene of Jojo Rabbit (2019), β€œHeil Hitler” is said 31 times in one minute! According to writer/director Taika Waititi, he wanted a funny moment, but also wanted to illustrate how ridiculous Nazi protocols were. idropeit.com/in-this-scen…
During a show for the Royalty of Great Britain the Spice Girls breached royal protocol when two of the group's members planted kisses on Prince Charles' cheeks and pinched his bottom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
Anthony Daniels (as C-3PO, a humanoid protocol droid in the service of General Leia Organa) is the only actor to have appeared in all the episodic films in the Star Wars series. vulture.com/2015/12/antho…
The Stroke symptoms and protocol are, "F.A.S.T". F= Face drooping/numbness,A= Arm numbness, S= Speech inability/ slurred, T= To call medical help. stroke.org/en/about-strok…
Today I learned that there exists a formal, research-based protocol for assessing the degree of danger a woman faces of being murdered by her male spouse/boyfriend/partner/ex dangerassessment.org/DA.a…
ALOHAnet was the first computer network in the world to use randomized packet access to a shared medium and heavily influenced the development of modern protocols such as ethernet spectrum.ieee.org/the-ins…
In April 2001 a parody internet protocol was implemented IRL via pigeons! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_…
Prince William breaks royal protocol by flying with his children on the same plane. As direct heirs to the throne, his children should fly on a separate plane in case it crashes. uk.businessinsider.com/pr…
On 12th September 2001, the day after 9/11, The Queen ordered her Royal Guards to break protocol and play the USA's National Anthem for stranded Americans in London telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Today I learned of the Kudirka Incident: a Soviet sailor swam from his ship and attempted to defect with the American Coast Guard. Not knowing the protocol for granting asylum, the Coast Guard eventually allowed the Soviets onto their vessel, where they arrested him and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Count Juan Raphael Dante, a director of the US Karate Association until 1962, didn't like the focus on ceremony, tradition, and protocol, over "effectiveness", so he created the "Dance of Death" system, taught in a mail-order booklet, World's Deadliest Fighting Secrets, advertised in comic books en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cou…
Today I learned of the Fisher Protocol, an idea where nuclear launch code would be implanted in a volunteer. If the President really want to launch a nuclear strike, he had to kill the volunteer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rog…
Nasa developed a internet protocol that could connect our entire solar system called DTN (Disruption Tolerant Networking) nasa.gov/content/dtn
The Nazis did use chemical weapons in combat on several occasions along the Black Sea, notably in Sevastopol, where they used toxic smoke to force Russian resistance fighters out of caverns below the city, in violation of the 1925 Geneva Protocol en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
After 9/11, the Queen of England authorized the Coldstream Guards to break protocol and play the US national anthem during the Changing of the Guard, giving some comfort to Americans stranded in London due to airport closures. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
Michael Oher, who was portraited in the movie "The Blind Side", after get drafted by the Ravens, proceed to win the Super Bowl in 2013, then get a concussion in a game in 2016, remained in NFL concussion protocol for a year, later getting released in 2017 for "failed physical". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
If an astronaut "loses it" in space, part of the protocol is to restrain them with duck tape. cbsnews.com/news/nasa-has…
Code-name "Operation London Bridge" is a protocol that happens days after Queen Elizabeth II's death. ITV and Sky News have long rehearsed the death coverage, but substituting the Queen's name with Mrs. Robinson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
NASA does not have an official protocol for what to do with an astronaut's body if one were to die in space. businessinsider.com/what-…
The Montreal Protocol is the first treaty to be universally adopted by all countries in the world, and as such the Montreal Protocol’s Scientific Assessment Panel believes the Ozone layer will be nearly fully recovered the middle of the century. state.gov/key-topics-offi…
The hole in the ozone layer is expected to be completely healed by 2050 thanks to the Montreal Protocol signed in 1987, limiting the use of CFC's smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
At most 127 USB devices can be successfully connected to a computer due to protocol limitations usbmadesimple.co.uk/ums_1…
Homing pigeons can carry Internet Protocol traffic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_…
During the Cold War, Communist leaders would often kiss each other on the lips as a formal part of diplomatic protocol. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Today I learned of IPoAC (IP over Avian Carriers), an April fool's joke that suggested sending Internet Protocol data using homing pidgeons instead of a wired connection. It was officially implemented. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_…
Internet Protocol over Carrier Pigeons is a thing and in fact can be faster at transferring data than the actual internet due to digital storage having grown 3 times as fast as internet bandwidth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_…
There's very specific protocol for handing out business cards in Japan. You should make sure your business cards are translated into Japanese on one side. Use both hands to pass them out with the Japanese side facing up, and accept others’ cards with both hands. blog.simplywritten.com/in…
Under UN protocol, the President of the United States is to be addressed as "His Excellency." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Code adam, a safety protocol for missing children created by Walmart in 1994 was so successful, it was passed as law en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
On 9/11 the Boston Air Traffic Center bypassed the "hijacking protocol" and called directly NORAD's North Eastern Air Defense Sector (NEADS). NEADS and First Air Force decided to "get permission later" and scramble jets. Boston Center was NEADS' only source of information throughout the attack. rutgerslawreview.com/2011…
The world almost came to an end in 1983 when a malfunctioning Soviet satellite falsely reported multiple launches of American ICBMs to a Russian bunker. Citing a "funny feeling in my gut," the bunker commander directly disobeyed military protocol by not ordering retaliatory strikes theatlantic.com/internati…
Today I learned of Decimatio - a disciplinary protocol of the Roman military - in which β€œa cohort selected for punishment by decimation was divided into groups of ten; each group cast lots and the soldier on whom the lot fell was executed.... often by stoning or clubbing” academia.edu/6423891/The_…
The tradition of "women and children first" protocol is a legacy from the Birkenhead, a ship that ran into a dangerous reef, and whose soldiers famously stood firm allowing the women and children to board the boats safely as there were not enough serviceable lifeboats for all the passengers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
A UN protocol prohibits the use of "Blinding Laser Weapons" - weapons designed to cause permanent damage to an enemy combatant's eyesight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Despite being a major oil exporter, the UAE asks for a renewal of the Kyoto protocol and is a major investor in solar power environment.nationalgeogr…
The USSR built, and Russia still maintains, a doomsday device capable of bypassing all standard protocols to launch their entire nuclear arsenal. wired.com/politics/securi…
One of the steps of the poop disposal protocol when in the outdoors is to smear the poop thinly on a rock that receives direct sunlight so that the UV rays cook the pathogens, dry out the dung and the wind blows it away trailspace.com/articles/b…
When Queen Elizabeth visited Bloomingdales in New York City in 1976 that all traffic on Lexington Avenue was redirected so she could exit on the right side as per royal protocol boweryboyshistory.com/201…
Today I learned of Shirley Temple's time as a diplomat. She was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, as well as the first female Chief of Protocol of the United States. britannica.com/biography/…
NASA has no official protocol for if an astronaut dies in space. Astronauts instead hold 'death sims' during training, where they sit around and workshop what to do if one of them died. techinsider.io/what-if-so…

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