A short stretch of highway in Arizona counts off exit numbers, road signs and markers in kilometers due to a push in the 80's to convert the country's measurement system to metric. gizmodo.com/an-arizona-hi…
The US National Park Service put out a set of guidelines to avoid being attacked by a bear, such as moving sideways away from the bear and vocalizing to identify yourself as a human. They also advised: β€œDo NOT push down a slower friend (even if you think the friendship has run its course)." theguardian.com/environme…
On January 13, 1920, a New York Times editorial said rockets could never work in space because in a vacuum there was nothing for them to push against. The paper later said it regretted the error. popsci.com/military-aviat…
An archaic name for a Kesterel is a windfucker. The term is a compound of wind +β€Ž fucker, & it may preserve an old sense of fuck (β€œto beat, to strike”) which is also found in cognates (for example, BohuslΓ€n Swedish fokka (β€œto fuck; to thrust, to push”)) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
In the mini-series "Band of Brothers" (2001), Jimmy Fallon was so nervous during his cameo appearance, that he struggled to drive the standard WWII jeep, and feared he would hit the cast. Director Tom Hanks, eventually ordered 2 crew workers to push the Jeep around with Fallon at the wheel. parade.com/674259/lindsay…
Singer Kirsty MacColl died a hero. While in Mexico, a speedboat was heading right at her and her son. She managed to push her 15 year old son out of the way just in time, but was runover in the process. She was killed instantly. irishpost.com/news/day-20…
After an insult to his wife, Antony Moynihan, the 3rd Baron Moynihan, challenged the offender to a duel by buttocks. The two would attempt to push each other off a cushion with their rear ends. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Women poop when they give birth. When a woman in labor β€œpushes”, she’s using the same muscles used to push out poo today.com/parents/pooping…
The neck rings don't really stretch the neck, they push the shoulders and clavicles down to create the illusion of a longer neck, and removing them incorrectly may cause death because the neck muscles weaken so much they can't support the head on their own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nec…
The world record for the most number of non-stop push-ups is 10,507 by Minoru Yoshida of Japan, which was achieved in October 1980, no one has beat it since. recordholders.org/en/list…
The world record for most push-ups in one hour is 3877 by Bijender Singh. wikipedia.org/wiki/Push-u…
In 216 B.C during the Battle of Silva Litana, the Germanic Boii cut the forrest’s surrounding trees in such a way that they could fall down with the force of a simple push. Following this they waited and ultimately crushed the approaching Roman column, and destroyed their army of 30,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Hurricane Harvey dumped 33 trillion gallons of water in its impact area, weighing an estimated 275 trillion pounds β€” enough to push down the Earth’s crust and lower the city of Houston by 2 centimeters. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Coca-Cola can be used to help "push down" food/pills stuck in your throat when you can still breath. healthline.com/health/foo…
Today I learned about Walther Wenk. During the battle of Berlin, instead of using his troops to try to hold the city, he made a push to the west, so that he and the civilians he was escorting could surrender to the Americans and British, who would treat them far better than the Soviets would. youtube.com/watch?v=3ZcKK…
Boxes of aluminum foil, Saran Wrap, and wax paper have tabs on the side that push in to keep the roll in place. eatthis.com/aluminum-foil…
East Africa is along a fault line that is pushing that part of the continent away from the rest of the continent. In a geological age, this push will result in the East separating from the country, not only forming a new landmass, but forming a new ocean. eos.org/articles/are-we-s…
1956 USA passed the β€žRefrigerator Safety Actβ€œ. Early refrigerators would only open from the outside and trapped/suffocated children. Magnetic strips were used on fridge doors to create an air-proof seal, but would open from the inside with a light push. Even tests with children were conducted. goodhousekeeping.com/home…
Water is diamagnetic. If you have enough salt in the water and put a magnet near close by it, it will push the water. conservancy.umn.edu/handl…
In an effort to push "slow TV," Norway had a 12-hour block of programming in 2013 dedicated to events such as knitting for 12 hours, and people fishing in a river for 18 hours. npr.org/templates/story/s…
In 2006 a Filipino-born Canadian boy was punished by his school for using his cutlery according to Filipino etiquette. The teacher sanctioned the 7-year-old Luc for what the school called "disgusting" and "piggish" eating habits: using a fork to push his food onto a spoon before eating it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
In 1941 people in Northern California and Southwestern Oregon started a push to form a new US State called Jefferson. The counties for a couple weeks would "secede every Thursday," using rifles to interdict drivers on Route 99 and hand them copies of their proclamation of independence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
The British used to call mainland Europe "The Continent." As more continental European tourists travel to England and the Americas, they push for a breakfast of pastry, fruit, and coffee they normally eat. That is why hotels serve a "Continental Breakfast." Also because it's cheap. craves.everybodyshops.com…
Ryan Reynolds was on a Push Pop commercial in the 90's youtu.be/KaPSfwUH4LA
"Seven Days to the River Rhine", a USSR battle plan forged at 1979, which planned to carpet bombing western Europe with nukes so the forces Warsaw Pact could push to Rhine river within a week. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sev…
In the last days of the war, South Vietnamese major Buang-Ly on a stolen plane with his family (wife and 2 children) dropped a note on USS Midway pleading to allow him to land. Comd. Chambers gave orders to push overboard millions of dollars' worth of helicopters to make room for landing. historynet.com/maj-buang-…
There are dairy farms with cows trained to use automatic milking machines, which will milk the cows automatically whenever the cow feels like it. The machines will even remember each cow individually, and push them out if they've been there too recently. businessinsider.com/autom…
Today I learned of a suicidal man who went to a bridge to kill himself, changed his mind, then decided to push a stranger to his death instead. chroniclelive.co.uk/news/…
Ray Lewis grew up using a deck of cards to do push ups and sit ups. If he drew a 7 he would do 7. An ace was 25 and a Joker 30. He would go through the whole deck. In the nfl, he would do it 3 times for each exercise. Also the reason he wore 52 was because of the number of cards in the deck livestrong.com/article/36…
Evapotranspiration or "corn sweat" can contribute to humidity. When it's already hot, push water out through tiny holes in their leaves called stomata. The water evaporates into gas. Full fields, especially where there are many fields of corn, can actually raise the dew point. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
In the 1990s, Subaru realized that it was surprisingly popular with lesbians, and decided to develop a campaign subtly, but specifically, targeting that core group, helping to push gay and lesbian advertising from the fringes to the mainstream. theatlantic.com/business/…
Neil Armstrong and Aldrin were almost stranded on the moon because they broke a vital circuit breaker, snapping power to the engine. They finally managed to push and hold it back in with a felt-tip pen long enough for it to work. history.com/news/buzz-ald…
In "The Land Before Time X" the long-neck dinosaurs gather together and believe in a myth that during each eclipse they must all stretch out their necks and help push the sun up so it doesn't fall. They succeed and celebrate having saved the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Cars had push-button start until 1949 hagerty.com/media/people/…
Muscles can only pull and cannot push. bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics…
Today I learned about the Victoria Hall disaster where 183 children died in a theater stampede because an exit door was locked. The disaster led to the invention of 'push bar' emergency exits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate to more than 80%. stjude.org/about-st-jude.…
There was a small thermal piston engine called the Stirling Engine, conceived in 1816. It used the expansion and contraction of gasses or fluids to push and pull two pistons and create power almost silently in a confined space. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sti…
When Britain changed the packaging for Tylenol to blister packs instead of bottles, suicide deaths from Tylenol overdoses declined by 43 percent. Anyone who wanted 50 pills would have to push out the pills one by one but pills in bottles can be easily dumped out and swallowed. opinionator.blogs.nytimes…
The female Surinam toad absorb their eggs into their own backs where the young hatch & develop under the skin. The fully formed toadlets then push and squirm to loosen the female’s skin, then the pockets on her back open up. When they’re ready, they pop out of their holes. animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
Workers at Yosemite National Park used to create a 3,000 foot "waterfall" of fire by building a massive bonfire at the top of Glacier Point and push the burning embers over the edge. The practice went on for almost 100 years and only ended in 1968. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yos…
The Lake Titicaca frog (Telmatobius culeus) does push-ups to help its saggy skin absorb the most oxygen possible from it's high altitude lake habitat zooatlanta.org/the-amazin…
The ZZ Top song "Master of Sparks" is based on a true story of people who used to weld together a spherical cage with a seat inside and then push it off a truck going 60 MPH with a person inside. Whoever survived got the title of Master of Sparks - one of them was ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
The movie Big Trouble was originally scheduled for release on September 21, 2001, and had a strong advertising push. The September 11 attacks of that year made the film's comedic smuggling of a nuclear device onto an airplane unpalatable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
When Robert Goddard, pioneer of American rocket propulsion, proposed the concept of a moon mission in 1920, the New York Times published an editorial explaining a rocket in space could not work because there would be no air for the exhaust to push against. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Using horizontal push bars instead of regular door knobs/handles is too prevent a crowd from smashing into a door and preventing its ability to open. Apparently it's called panic hardware us.allegion.com/content/d…
Today I learned of Benjamin Ferencz. A Transylvanian-born 99 year old lawyer who was chief prosecutor in the Einzatzgruppen trial in Nuremberg. In 2016 he donated $1m to the Washington Holocaust Museum. Not only does he still continue to work to this day, but he does 125 push ups every morning castbox.fm/vb/88935339
Today I learned about the Infancy Gospels of Thomas, a non-canonical gospel from the 2nd Century pertaining to Jesus’s childhood. In it are stories of him smiting boys who bumped into 8year old Jesus in the market, and bringing a boy back to life just to tell the adults that Jesus didn’t push him. earlychristianwritings.co…
Two men were brought up on federal hacking charges when they exploited a bug in video poker machines and won half a million dollars. His lawyer argued, "All these guys did is simply push a sequence of buttons that they were legally entitled to push." The case was dismissed. wired.com/2013/11/video-p…
The FTC once issued a cease and desist order to Campbell's Soup company for using marbles in their soup ads. The marbles were placed in the bottom of the soup to push the solid ingredients to the top, which was considered deceptive. campaignlive.com/article/…

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