The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) does not believe it is important for students to take calculus in high school, saying β€œthe pump that is pushing more students into more advanced mathematics ever earlier is not just ineffective: It is counter-productive.” nctm.org/uploadedFiles/St…
In 2018 a 75-year-old British man pooped into a container for six to eight weeks, built a homemade pump, drove 200 miles to his former friend's house and used the pump to spray the poo all over the hallway and stairs through the mailbox. mandatory.com/the-world/1…
An American teen-ager survived for nearly four months without a heart, kept alive by a custom-built artificial blood-pumping device until she was able to have a heart transplant. She essentially lived for 118 days without a heart, with her circulation supported only by the two blood pumps. reuters.com/article/usa-t…
The 1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak was ended when they discovered the source was a single water pump and simply removed the handle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/185…
As a defensive measure Israel installed an underwater pipe system to pump flammable crude oil into the Suez Canal, thereby creating a sheet of flame. On the eve of the Yom Kippur War, teams of Egyptian frogmen blocked the underwater openings with concrete before launching their attack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
In 1956 the Soviet Union had considered a plan to build a 55-mile dam across the Bering Strait, pump warm water into the Arctic Ocean, and thaw Siberia. neverwasmag.com/2017/04/t…
While experimenting on a jet pump project for NASA in his bathroom in 1982, Lonnie Johnson shot a stream of water across the room and thought, "This would make a great gun." The Super Soaker went on to make him some $73 million in royalties.⁠ ⁠ wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie…
The famous PBR river boats that the US used in the Vietnam war had pump-jet engines made by Jacuzzi en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
In the 1952 polio epidemic in Denmark, mortality was over 85 per cent due to a shortage of respirators. Dr Bjorn Ibsen invented a new kind of ventilator, proved it worked and then recruited thousands of volunteers to hand-pump them for weeks (they were fully manual). Mortality fell to 26%. researchgate.net/publicat…
The first Reebok Pump shoes were released on November 24, 1989. That month, Dominique Wilkins introduced them to the world by pumping in a TV commercial. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ree…
John Snow, who found the cause of cholera during the height of an epidemic, proved his findings by halting an entire outbreak through one action- removing the infected water pump handle. bbc.co.uk/history/histori…
A man set a record for the most expensive free drink at Starbucks ever when he used a coupon to order a "mega" latte with 101 shots of espresso and 17 pumps of vanilla syrup. His drink contained nearly 7500 mg of caffeine and rang up to $83.75. eater.com/2014/10/30/7131…
Every day the average human heart pumps over 1800 gallons of blood through veins and other vessels mintstl.com/blog/9-facts-…
Gas and diesel nozzles on gas pumps are different sizes auto.howstuffworks.com/fu…
Eddie Veder has an 1850s pump organ he plays in his house en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gig…
Most gas stations only have tanks of regular and premium gas. The midgrade option is blended at the pump. Filling your tank with an equal mix of 87/91 is often cheaper than an equivalent amount of 89 cnet.com/roadshow/news/th…
Mid grade gasoline doesn't really exist and is usually blended at the pump blog.consumerguide.com/wh…
Today I learned about the "Cantillon Effect": If a central bank pumps more money into the economy, the resulting increase in prices does not happen evenly. austriancenter.com/cantil…
A couple from Alberta went to their abandoned farm to scavenge the septic tank pump instead of buying a new one, only to find the body of a man that was brutally tortured before being dumped there. The murder remains unsolved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sep…
Chris Hemsworth's first job was cleaning human breast pump rentals youtube.com/watch?v=vg7qb…
In order to supply water to the parks of the Palace of Versailles, Louis XIV ordered the construction of the machine Marly to pump water from the Seine located 10 km from the castle with a drop of 150 meters. This machine, considered one of the most complex of its time worked for 133 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
The Mponeng Gold Mine in South Africa is over 4km deep. The depth causes the temperature of the rock to reach 66 Β°C (151 Β°F), and the mine has to pump a slurry of ice underground to cool the tunnel air to below 30 Β°C (86 Β°F). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpo…
A village in India renamed itself Snapdeal.com Nagar after the company installed pumps in the village en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sna…
Smartwatches measures blood preassure by emitting light to the skin and reading how much light is reflected back; as the heart pumps blood, it causes a variation in blood volume on the skin and can be detected by change in light absorption, a not-so-new technology called photoplethysmogram. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
Today I learned of William Kamkwamba, who taught himself to build windmills from library books. He built his first windmill, at age 15, out of junk from the scrap yard and brought power to his Malawian village. Later on he built another windmill to power water pumps to irrigate fields. cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa…
Today I Learned In New Jersey You Cannot Legally Pump Your Own Gas nj.gov/labor/lsse/employe…
Henry Ford's intense hatred of Jazz drove him to pump tons of money into promoting country music, which was then called "old time music" and helped establish country music culture as we know it today. blacdetroit.com/BLAC-Detr…
While A Rocket Generates A Maximum Equivalent of About 37 Million Horsepower, The Fuel Pump Alone Delivers as Much As 71,000 Horse Power In Order To Supply The Engine With The Oxygen It Requires. nasa.gov/missions/highlig…
The previously unknown glymphatic system was first described in 2012. Previously, scientists did not fully understand how the brain, which maintains its own closed ecosystem, removed waste. During sleep, a system of plumbing pumps cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) through the brain to wash away waste medicalxpress.com/news/20…
The earliest footballs were made from either a sheep or pig’s bladder, then inflated orally before being knotted at the end. A leather casing was then fitted around the bladder to make it durable. It wasn’t until 1862 that a round ball was made, with a pump to inflate it. theguardian.com/football/…
In 2006, a man was arrested at a Chicago airport because security guards thought he said his penis pump was a bomb. He had a strong accent and was whispering 'pump' as he didn't want his mother to hear. news24.com/World/News/Pen…
The iconic windmills of the Netherlands were widely used to pump water from low elevation areas to make more usable land available. holland.com/global/touris…
Michigan has a reservoir that works as a giant battery. It pumps up water from Lake Michigan at night using off peak power. When there is high electrical demand the water is released to produce hydroelectric power. consumersenergy.com/compa…
It is illegal to pump your own gas in the State of Oregon. Any gas station that allows a person to pump their own gas can be fined $500 if caught. kgw.com/mobile/article/ne…
Today I learned of the Diamond Knot. In 1947 it collided with the Fenn Victory off the Washington Coast and sank. The insurance company paid out for the ship and cargo lost, then salvaged the cargo, $3.5 million worth of canned salmon, using vacuum pumps and barges. It was then re-canned and sold. dcsfilms.com/Site_4/Diamo…
Today I learned of William Kamkwamba, who at the age of 15 taught himself how to build windmills out of junk to provide his family electricity, and later to pump water for his community that was suffering from a huge drought. He did all of this through library books, as his family couldn't afford schooling. wired.com/2009/10/kamwamb…
The first vending machine was constructed by Hero of Alexandria (c. 10 AD - c.70 AD); when a coin was introduced via a slot on the top of the machine, a set amount of holy water was dispensed. His other inventions include a fire engine pump, a wind operated organ, and the first steam engine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
In New Jersey you cannot pump your own Gasoline at a gas station regproject.org/cant-pump-…
Today I learned of the Sahara pump theory, which states that in about 10,000 years from now, the change in the orientation of the rotational axis of Earth's poles will move the North African Monsoon far enough north to convert the Sahara back into a tropical climate, as it was during 5,000–10,000 years ago en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sah…
A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a pump that that assists the hart during end stage heart failure. It is run by battery and people that have one will not have a pulse and will continue to pump blood after their death. epmonthly.com/article/the…
The trucks on the cover of Aerosmith's Pump have their manufacturer badging replaced with "F.I.N.E" - the title of one of the album's tracks, and an acronym for "Fucked Up, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotional". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
Imagineers use Smellitzer machines that pump scents through hidden vents in the park. Imagineers understood that scent is a strong trigger for memory, which helps us associate Disney World with childhood nostalgia, just by getting a whiff of popcorn. insider.com/disney-world-…
Russian scientist Vladimir Lukyanov built one of the world's first programmable computers in 1928. It manipulated water through interconnected pipes and pumps where the rate of flow represented mathematical operations and the water level in each tank showed the results of the calculations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Today I learned of a Malawian teenager who taught himself how to build a windmill out of junk and bring power to his village. He then went on to build a second, larger windmill to power irrigation pumps. He did this all from books he read in the library. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/afric…
Just like Milli Vanilli, the song β€œPump Up the Jam” by Technotronic was lip synched on the music video by a model who didn’t really sing the song. The song was also released the same year as β€œGirl You Know It’s True” but didn’t receive a backlash like Milli Vanilli saw once the truth came out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
The Rocketdyne F-1 engine was the largest single nossle rocket engine ever used. It had 1.5 million pounds of thrust and needed a 55000 hp turbine engine just to drive its fuel pumps. The Saturn V rocket used 5 of them to get men on the moon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Each of the Apollo Saturn V rocket's 5 first-stage engines required a 55,000-horsepower fuel pump, equivalent to more than 60 supercar engines, and had to withstand temperatures ranging from 1,500 Β°F (820 Β°C) to βˆ’300 Β°F (βˆ’184 Β°C). Combined, the first stage put out 7.5 million pounds of thrust. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
There are some species of tick that pump the blood of their last meal into their new host, causing its immune system to fight it, and that if it bites a human, it could cause a red meat allergy due to a carbohydrate found in non primate mammals foodallergyfocus.com/?gcl…
Its illegal to pump your own gas in New Jersey and Oregon. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
In the course of a year your heart will beat 38.5 million times and pump enough blood to fill an Olympic swimming pool (2.5 million litres). bbc.com/future/story/2016…
Cat burglars across Europe have been know to pump anaesthetic gas into victims residences via the AC unit. bbc.com/news/uk-33821661
Transmission of cholera was used to be explained by miasma theory (β€œbad air”) until John Snow in 1854 in Soho, London proved the source of a cholera outbreak to be Broad Street pump and spread through contaminated water. He is considered a pioneer in epidemiology. blogs.plos.org/publicheal…
Chris Hemsworth's first ever job was to clean and repair Breast Pumps for a pharmacy company when he was 15 years old. huffpost.com/entry/chris-…
In New Jersey and Oregon you cannot pump your own gas because it must be done by a gas station attendant mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Spiders pump fluid to extend their legs, thus using hydraulic pressure instead of muscles to walk. infinitespider.com/spider…
Treadmills used to be used as punishment for prisoners in the 1800's. The treadmills powered grain mills (hence the name treadmill) and pump water. bigthink.com/ideafeed/the…
Most new cars have a safety feature that will automatically unlock all doors and have the hazards turn on after an accident. They also cut the main battery connection and the fuel pump relay, to prevent electrical fire and keep running emergency equipments. cartalk.com/content/today…
Oregon is one of two states where drivers aren't allowed to pump their own gas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil…
Today I learned of former judge Donald Thompson who was convicted of indecent exposure after he exposed himself several times during jury trials. His was witnessed using a penis pump "almost daily" during a murder trial and a "whooshing" sound could be heard on audio recordings of the proceedings. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
Some animals have lymph hearts, additional hearts which pump their lymphatic system. They inherited these from dinosaurs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lym…
The photographer who took Abraham Lincoln's photo on the $5 bill is better known for inventing a pump-action folding shotgun. popularmechanics.com/mili…
There is a 64 year old pipeline in the heart of the Great Lakes that pumps millions of gallons of oil a year. oilandwaterdontmix.org/
In 1854, cholera broke out in London. Using spot maps, it was shown that the majority of cases occurred where the water pump in Broad Street was closest. However, monks within that area didn't get cholera. Investigation showed that this was because they only drank beer, not water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/185…
Today I learned of Art Lacey, an Oregon man who purchased a B-17 bomber in 1947, tried to fly it home alone, crashed it when the wheels refused to lower, and was sold another one at a tenth of the cost as an apology. The plane sat above his gas station, and the wings served as the roof over the pumps. offbeatoregon.com/1601d.b…
Britain's largest "battery" is a hydro-electric dam that pumps the water back to the top at the end of each day youtube.com/watch?v=6Jx_b…
Today I learned that the guitar segment in the song β€˜Pump it’ was borrowed from β€˜Miserlou’ by Dick Dale. youtu.be/mKpsuGMeqHI
Today I learned of Dr. Philip Syng Physick whose name became a synonym for the practice of medicine in America. He pioneered the use of the stomach pump, used autopsy as a regular means of discovery, excelled in cataract surgery, and was responsible for the design of a number of surgical instruments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
In 2004, two Brazillians were arrested in Miami International, after one, asked about his air pump, said that he was carrying a "bomba" (Portugese for "pump"). This, complete with an "it might explode" comment from the other Brazilian, led to both being imprisoned. miaminewtimes.com/best-of…
– an Amish inventor developed a solar-powered electronic automatic-start kit for Honda engines that are used as part of off-grid well-pump systems. amishamerica.com/how-do-a…
Robert Taylor, inventor of soap-in-a-pump-bottle (Softsoap), knew larger competitors like Colgate would try to copy his product. In order to ensure they couldn't copy him, he bought every small bottle hand-pump (100 million bottles) in the US. This resulted in a year of the market to himself en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sof…
Tokyo is protected from floods by a massive underground system of tunnels and water tanks, with 14000hp turbines that can pump 200 tons of water per second water-technology.net/proj…
An octopus has three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood. Two hearts pump blood to the gills, while a third circulates it to the rest of the body. The nervous system includes a central brain and a large ganglion at the base of each arm which controls movement. theterramarproject.org/dc…
The giraffe has got the highest blood pressure in the animal kingdom because its heart have to pump hard against gravity in order to reach its head. news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/e…
Professional fans can be paid up to 2000$ per sports event to pump up the crowd. si.com/more-sports/2012/0…
In the 1913 Tour de France, EugΓ¨ne Christophe's front fork on his bike broke. He carried it 10 km to the nearest blacksmith, where he used the forge to weld it back together. He was penalized 3 minutes because he had a local kid pump the bellows for him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug…
Japanese researchers created a smoke alarm for the hard of hearing that pumps super-spicy wasabi mist into the air. news.discovery.com/tech/g…
ExxonMobil includes the taxes YOU pay at the gas pump AND employee payroll taxes in their PR about how much they pay in taxes. money.cnn.com/2011/05/04/…
Sahara Desert might turn to a tropical rainforest 15,000 years from now due to Sahara pump theory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sah…
Japanese created a smoke alarm for those who can't hear, that pumps super-spicy wasabi mist into the air to alert them. news.discovery.com/tech/g…
Oklahoma Judge Donald Thompson had exposed himself during court at least 15 in between 2001 and 2003 and was using a penis pump during 4 of those trials usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
In a study by Kimberly-Clark, Gas pump handles are the filthiest surface that Americans encounter on the way to work reuters.com/article/us-us…
Popular Heartburn Drugs Or Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) Such As Nexium, Prevacid And Prilosec Can Increase The Risk Of Death By 25% When Taken Regularly For A Year cbsnews.com/news/heartbur…
You should not get in and out of your vehicle while refueling gas. A static electric charge can develop on your body as you slide across the seat, and when you reach for the pump, a spark can ignite gasoline vapor. nfpa.org/Public-Education…
To extinguish the Kuwait oil fires, Hungarian firefighting crews attached 2 MiG engines to a T-34 tank to pump seawater onto the blaze caranddriver.com/features…
The clouds around a rocket launch are actually a sound suppression system - NASA pumps in massive amounts of water and the acoustic energy is used up by vaporizing it! physicsfootnotes.com/gifs…
It is against the law to pump your own gas in New Jersey (and also in Oregon, with exceptions) mentalfloss.com/article/7…
In 2016 the FDA approved what is basically a stomach pump for weight loss. It's called Aspire aspirebariatrics.com/abou…
The United States Presidential state car, nicknamed "The Beast," is a custom built Cadillac with 5-inch thick bulletproof glass. It carries oxygen tanks, night vision optics, pump action shotguns, a tear gas cannon, rocket-propelled grenades, and two pints of the President's blood type. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Nickelodeon buried a time capsule in 1992 with stuff like a Game Boy, Reebok Pump shoes, Home Alone on VHS, and Gak. It will be opened in 2042. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Although you can't pump your own gasoline in NJ you CAN pump your own diesel. lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor…
It is illegal to pump your own gas in New Jersey and Oregon njmonthly.com/articles/li…
Broken Heart Syndrome is a real medical condition and is so-named because cases are often triggered by the death of a loved one. Diagnosed mainly in females, it results in a misshapen heart unable to pump blood properly and can trigger a heart attack or even death. pbs.org/newshour/rundown/…
The rocket car hoping to go 1000mph(1600km/h) uses a Formula 1 engine...as a fuel pump. autoweek.com/article/2012…
John Snow is considered the Father of Modern Epidemiology, after successfully tracing back a cholera infection to a water pump in London in 1854. blogs.plos.org/publicheal…
Allen and Crescent wrenches, as well as Channel Lock and Vice Grip pliers (hex key, adjustable wrench, water pump pliers, locking pliers) are brand names. common-motor.com/basic-to…
Many women who are able to nurse their babies are unable to produce milk with a mechanical breast pump. Stress and a lack of oxytocin are thought to be major causes. hygeiahealth.com/blog/bre…
Experiment participants invited to eat soup ate 73% more soup if (unknown to them) their bowl was attached to a pump and vat of soup that refilled their bowl as they ate. readthespirit.com/ourvalu…
China's pet markets make most of their money on ill animals. Vendors perform tabletop plastic surgery to make sickly mutts resemble more valuable breeds, then pump them full of new blood laced with painkillers and stimulants. The dogs are known as "week dogs," because they die in seven days. beijingtoday.com.cn/peril…
Most gas stations only have two tanks - one for the lowest octane and one for the highest. When you pump the mid-grade, it pulls from both and mixes the two together. reddit.com/r/reddit.com/c…

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