The largest pizza ever made was made in Norwood, South Africa, it was 122 feet, 8 inches in diameter, weighed 26,883 pounds, and contained 9,920 pounds of flour, 3,960 pounds of cheese, 1, 763 pounds of mushrooms, 1,984 pounds of tomato puree, and 1,984 pounds of chopped tomatoes. eater.com/archives/2012/0…
The ritual of releasing doves in the Olympics originated in 1896. The ritual was altered to be purely symbolic after the doves released in the 1988 Seoul Olympics landed on the Olympic Torch and were burnt alive when it was lit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rel…
Tolkien invented the concept of Orcs for purely for Lord of the Rings - basing their name off of an ancient Roman God of the Underworld en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orc…
The formal clothing of the Roman Citizen was the Toga. During Roman elections, those running for political office would rub their Toga with a dazzling white chalk to stand out. Called Toga Candida (pure-white) this clothing was the origin of the word "candidate". ancient.eu/article/48/the…
The Mayans customized their teeth. They would carve holes into their teeth and fill the spaces with different stone inlays. They used minerals like jadeite, hematite, pyrite and turquoise. The stones also had specific meanings as jade may have symbolized pure breath or elegant speech. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
82 percent of avocado oil sold in the United States is either rancid or mixed with other oils. While it is a great source of vitamins and minerals when fresh and pure, the vast majority of avocado oil in the United States is of extremely poor quality. ucdavis.edu/food/study-fi…
During the Danish Colonization of Greenland, missionary Hans Egede found that local Inuit had no concept for what bread was and so he changed the Lord’s Prayer to say β€œGive us this day our daily seal”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
Hippos cannot actually swim. They have very little body fat and are made up of almost pure muscle. Unlike other mammals that usually float, hippos sink straight to the bottom. They are either running on the floor of the body of water, or they are pushing off and bouncing. youtu.be/X-YRJCSZRJU
Ramanujan's interest in mathematics was unlocked by a book.A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics (1880, revised in 1886), by George Shoobridge Carr.He encountered the book when he was 15 years old and came under false notion that proofs were supposed to be one liners britannica.com/story/inte…
In it’s liquid state, pure oxygen is magnetic. physlink.com/education/as…
At age 30, Wassily Kandinsky saw Monet at an exhibition and became obsessed. He promptly abandoned his law career and devoted himself full-time to the study of art, later becoming one of the founders of pure abstraction in painting biography.com/artist/wass…
Generic SNES space shooter β€œPhalanx” had an old man playing a banjo on the cover, not for any relation to the game itself, but purely as a marketing technique to differentiate itself in the crowded space shooter market. β€œBanjo man” does not appear in the game at any point. nintendolife.com/news/201…
The largest animal native to Antarctica that is purely terrestrial is the Antarctic midge, at 2-6mm in size. It also has the smallest known insect genome. nature.com/articles/ncomm…
Classical Greece wasn't filled with pure white marble everything. The statues and ruins we see today were actually painted in all kinds of vivid colors that were just stripped bare back to their original white marble by time. theancienthome.com/blogs/…
The term "crystal glass" is a pure oxymoron. By definition, glasses are materials that have their molecules unordered. In other words, the very definition of glass is a material that is not a crystal. wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2013…
The Greek philosopher Chrysippus of Soli died in 206 BC, at the age of 73, after a laughing fit caused by his own joke. His biographer reports he saw a donkey eating some figs and yelled that it needed to be given a pure wine to wash the figs down. dailystoic.com/chrysippus…
Christopher Nolan waited to make Dunkirk until he had earned the trust of a major studio to let him make it as a pure British film, but with an American budget. He said, "Hollywood studios are interested in films about Americans, and there were no Americans involved." telegraph.co.uk/films/201…
Pomeranians used to be much bigger, weighing about 40 lbs (18 kilos). Then Queen Victoria got a tiny one, which immediately became popular. By the time she died 12 years later, the size of the breed had decreased by half. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pom…
Today I learned of the fiasco that ensued when Coca Cola launched its 'Dasani' brand of 'pure' bottled water in the UK in 2004. A trade magazine revealed that the source was ordinary tap water. The resulting press outcry led to an investigation and a contaminated batch was found. The brand was withdrawn in UK. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das…
It's not pure water, but the salts and other ions found in natural water, that make it such a good conductor. However, the superconductivity of the ocean is so great that it is possible for an electric current to disperse across a human body within it, lessening the danger of electrocution. usgs.gov/special-topic/wa…
BBQ lighters us a small hammer mechanism (clicking sound) to strike a small piece of material (like pure quartz crystal), which in turn causes a small electrical charge to occur. This is what ignites the butane fuel. It's called a Piezoelectric Effect. home.howstuffworks.com/qu…
A man named Clyde Lott in Nebraska has been breeding red cows and sending them to Israel since the early 1990's in hopes of a pure red heifer being born there. It's prophesied that such an event will prompt the construction of the Third Temple and ultimately the Second Coming of Jesus. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl…
Being injected with an IV bag of pure water would cause your blood cells to rupture/explode, since they are hypertonic (have a higher concentration of solutes than water) reviveivtherapyal.com/iv-…
In the early 1800s they had laughing gas theaters where people enjoyed a show after inhaling nitrous oxide. This was a few years before they figured out it can be used for anesthesia. pdf.sciencedirectassets.c…
Planthoppers (Issus coleoptratus) has the only mechanical gears ever found in Nature. The first natural design that mechanically functions like our geared systems contrasting the gear-like structures previously found on other animals like the spiny turtle which were purely ornamental. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
A golden chamber buried under a mountain in Japan contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and it's helping scientists detect dying stars businessinsider.com/super…
In 1901, young dentist who opened up a dentistry in Colorado Springs was astounded by the local's teeth having such severe brown stains (sometimes as dark as "chocolate candy".) Upon researching the cause, fluoride was discovered as actually being beneficial to preventing tooth decay. nidcr.nih.gov/health-info…
A golden chamber with ultra-sensitive lightbulbs is buried under a mountain in Japan and contains water so pure that it can be corrosive and dissolve metal- and it's helping scientists detect neutrinos from dying stars. abc.net.au/news/2019-06-1…
70% Ethanol (alcohol) is a more effective disinfectant because pure alcohol on a single celled organism triggers coagulation (clot) preventing it from penetrating deeper into the cell wall rendering it dormant but still alive. The water in 70% ethanol allows it to penetrate before it can clot. compliancenaturally.com/b…
Pure asbestos was used as fake snow in the Wizard of Oz. Here it is raining down on Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. asbestosspecialist.co.uk/…
Drinking OJ after brushing your teeth tastes bad because of a foaming ingredient in toothpaste which blocks your ability to taste sweetness, and you're left with the pure acidity and bitterness of the fruit. colgate.com/en-us/oral-he…
The British war in Malaya 1948-1960 that left 14,000 dead was only ever referred to as an "emergency" rather than a war- purely to avoid invalidating insurance policies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
Modern nuclear submarines are so well cloaked that in 2009, two French and British nuclear ballistic missle subs collided in the atlantic ocean by pure chance. Moving very slowly, they were't able to detect each other just feet apart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
Alcohol use is soaring worldwide. In the past 27 years, the total volume of alcohol people consumed globally each year increased by 70%. The average adult now consumes about 1.7 gallons of pure alcohol per year. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Mad honey is a type of honey that causes people to hallucinate. Honey hunters in Nepal make dangerous vertical climbs to harvest it because it sells for 60$-80$ a pound. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
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/…
Ian Fleming invented James Bond’s signature Vodka Martini purely to create β€œan illusion of depth”, and hated the drink when he tried making it a few months later theguardian.com/theguardi…
Today I learned of 6 Psyche, one of the largest asteroids in the asteroid belt is made up of pure metals. At current prices, the metals in the asteroid are estimated to be worth quintillions of Dollar. universetoday.com/142719/…
Atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in arteries that leads to heart disease) does not naturally occur in carnivores, only herbivores. Carnivores only develop it if their thyroid gland is removed. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
In 1874, the NY Herald published an article about a mass escape of wild animals from the zoo, concluding with "the story given above is a pure fabrication". Most readers overlooked the final paragraph, and it sparked a mass panic, with the NY Times editor leaving his house with two pistols hoaxes.org/archive/permal…
Mixing tobacco with cannabis increases the absorption of THC by up to 45% compared with smoking pure cannabis. tandfonline.com/doi/abs/1…
The most valuable legal tender coin in the world is a US$1 million coin from Australia. Since it weighs 1,000 kg and is 99.99% pure gold, it is worth almost US$45 million. perthmint.com/1-tonne-gol…
The country name "Pakistan" was proposed by Rahmat Ali of Cambridge University as an acronym of Punjab, Afghan Province, Kashmir, Sindh, and Balochistan, while "Pak" means "pure" and "-stan" means country in Persian open.ac.uk/researchprojec…
Pepper Spray is best washed out by initial baby shampoo (mixture wjth water) and then continuous, long rinse with pure water. Milk has been shown to not be as effective. Just water is better than nothing. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
Today I learned of Miquela Sousa, a purely computer-generated Instagram model that has 2.4 million followers, has been pictured with a number of celebrities, has been interviewed in a number of publications, has been on the cover of a magazine and in Calvin Klein and Prada ads, and has released several singles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil…
During the 1920s and 30s, Chrysotile was used and marketed as "artificial snow". It was sold under the brand names of "White Magic", "Pure White", and "Snow Drift". Another name for Chrysotile is White Asbestos. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The Bosheers family of Loretto, TN celebrates Christmas by throwing fireballs at each other - as in β€œsoftball-sized balls sewn together from old clothes, soaked in kerosene overnight, and set ablaze” fireballs youtu.be/_gKQk-SLXjw
Coca-Cola still uses coca-leaves as an ingredient in its syrup. The cocaine is removed at a unique US government authorized factory in New Jersey. businessinsider.com/what-…
We don't see pure black when we close our eyes, we see a color named Eigengrau and although there are a few theories as to what causes it nobody's quite sure. wikipedia.org/wiki/Eigeng…
In the extinct Australian language Mbabaram, the word for dog is 'dog'. This is purely a coincidence and there is no relation between the words en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mba…
In the 19th century, profit-maximizing recipe used by milk producers was a pint of lukewarm water for every quart of milkβ€”after the cream was skimmed; To whiten the bluish liquid they added chalk and to replace skimmed-off layer of cream, they might add a final flourish of pureed calf brains theatlantic.com/magazine/…

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