Ted Kaczynski, who is often referred to as the unabomber, has an I.Q. of 167 and attended Harvard before he went on to kill 3 people and injure 23 others by sending bombs via the postal service. crimemuseum.org/crime-libโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Charles Fraser-Smith (one of the inspirations behind 'Q' in the James Bond movies) designed a special left-hand thread for the disguised screw-off top of a hidden-document container; he thought that "no German would ever think of trying to unscrew something the wrong way." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Charles Q. Brown Jr., who is the 22nd Chief of Staff of the US Air Force. He is the first black Chief of Staff to lead any branch of the US Armed Forces, and was confirmed unanimously by the Senate in June 2020. af.mil/About-Us/Air-Forceโ€ฆ
Non-vowel letters of the English alphabet have official spellings (e.g. H = "aitch", Q = "cue") grammarist.com/spelling/lโ€ฆ
During WWI, The British would send decoy Merchant โ€˜Q-Shipsโ€™ to known areas of U-Boat activity. When the U-Boats surfaced, the โ€˜crewโ€™, would make a show of abandoning ship. Suddenly the Q-ship's panels would drop to reveal hidden deck guns, which would then open fire, sinking the enemy vessels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q-sโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the painting called L.H.O.O.Q. which features the Mona Lisa with a moustache. It was called that way because the artist, Marcel Duchamp, thought it sounded like "Elle a chaud au cul". It translates to "she's got a hot ass" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.Hโ€ฆ
The BMT in Subway's Italian BMT stands for 'Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit' which ran trains like the 7, J, K, L, M, Q and others. They began using the letters for the sub in 1975 despite only having stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts, but none in New York. untappedcities.com/2013/1โ€ฆ
There's still an Inca-style woven-grass bridge standing. It dangles around 5 stories above Peru's Apurimac River and is over 115 feet long. Continuing a centuries-old tradition, area villagers annually restore the Q'eswachaka Rope Bridge and keep it in usable condition. atlasobscura.com/places/lโ€ฆ
Today I learned of An Oak Tree - an art installation consisting of a glass of water and a plaque with an artist Q&A claiming that "the actual oak tree is physically present but in the form of the glass of water." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_โ€ฆ
Charles Fraser-Smith, the inspiration for James Bond's Q, designed the delivery device for Operation Mincemeat, which happened to be based on the wartime deception document Trout memo written by then Lieutenant Commander Ian Fleming. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opeโ€ฆ
One of the most famous fast food chain in the world, which is McDonald's, was started by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald, was created in 1940 as a "B-B-Q Restaurant" and Ray Kroc joined and expand the McDonald's company in 1954 historyoffastfood.com/fasโ€ฆ
Thereโ€™s only one letter (Q) that doesnโ€™t appear in any U.S. state name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.Sโ€ฆ
Singer of New Wave band Q Lazarus had a hit with "Goodbye Horses" before disappearing completely. Despite the song being featured prominently in Silence of the Lambs, the mystery endured, with many assuming the worst. In 2018, she emerged briefly to say she was happy and a bus driver in NY. stereogum.com/2009727/mysโ€ฆ
On four separate occasions, British retailer B&Q has had to recall sonic mole repellers in its Northern Ireland stores after being informed there are no moles in Ireland. randall.ie/b-q-moles-irelโ€ฆ
Scientists from the World Meteorological Organization developed six lists of twenty-one (21) names for tropical storms and hurricanes that rotate each year. Each letter of the alphabet has a name for a storm except Q, U, X, Y, and Z. Right now, we are on letter C, Cristobal. farmersalmanac.com/hurricโ€ฆ
Breastfed babies have 7 points higher I.Q on average. cnn.com/2015/03/18/healthโ€ฆ
Parodies of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa date back to atleast 1887 when Eugรจne Bataille created Mona Lisa Smoking a Pipe. Another classic parody is Marcel Duchamp's, 1919, L.H.O.O.Q. which is a postcard of the painting with a drawn on moustache and beard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.Hโ€ฆ
Q-Tips have a warning on their cotton swabs, to not put them in your ears, though most people do anyway. wbur.org/commonhealth/201โ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Q source, a hypothetical text that, with the gospel of Mark, contain the original material that the gospels of Matthew and Luke elaborated upon. And the Q source theory got traction with the discovery of the complete copy of the gospel of Thomas in 1945. wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_sourโ€ฆ
The podracing crowd in 'Star Wars The Phantom Menaceโ€™ was really 450,000 Q-Tips being blown about. goliath.com/movies/10-movโ€ฆ
The irregular shapes of the letters in the Comic Sans font type allows people suffering from dyslexia to read more easily. While many fonts use repeated shapes to create different letters, such as a โ€˜pโ€™ rotated to made a โ€˜q,โ€™ Comic Sans uses few repeated shapes, creating distinct letters. thecut.com/2017/03/the-reโ€ฆ
In an effort to simplify English spelling, Benjamin Franklin devised a phonetic alphabet. It was one of the earliest proposed spelling reforms to the English language. He omitted the letters c, j, q, w, x, and y, and added two new vowels with four new consonants for a total of 26 letters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benโ€ฆ
Children write letters backwards because letters are one of the very few things that aren't the same at any orientation. IE: a coffee mug is a coffee mug no matter which way the handle points but a p is a q when backwards. blog.ed.ted.com/2018/05/1โ€ฆ
Hollywood uses a measurement called Q scores to determine the likability of celebrities. The highest ranking celebrities include Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman with 48 points, while Kim Kardashian was determined to have to lowest Q score with -71. hollywoodreporter.com/newโ€ฆ
The letters Q, W and X were illegal in Turkey for 85 years until 2013 because the letters were associated with the Kurdic language. Enforcement wasn't that strict for Western companies (like Xerox), but in 2005 a group of Kurds was fined 100 lira for holding up signs with the letters slate.com/blogs/lexicon_vโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Edward Bunker, who played Mr. Blue in Q.Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs. Before becoming an actor, he was convicted of bank robbery, drug dealing, extortion, armed robbery, and forgery, and in 1951 had the dubious honor of being the youngest ever inmate in San Quentin State Prison at age 17. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwโ€ฆ
Today I learned of 'Red Shirt Guy' who stumped a panel of World Of Warcraft devs during a Q&A at BlizzCon, 2010, after asking about an inconsistency in the lore. Later, an NPC was introduced into the game who wore a bright red shirt and was named Wildhammer Fact Checker. wow.gamepedia.com/Ian_Batโ€ฆ
A recalled obesity drug, fenfluramine, had a remarkable effect on a boy with autism. Before taking fenfluramine, Joshua's I.Q. was so low it could not be measured. After, he was able to read and do maths at a 4th grade level. nytimes.com/1997/10/26/nyโ€ฆ
Trey Parker & Matt Stone were inspired to make 'The Book of Mormon' after seeing the Broadway musical 'Avenue Q'. Robert Lopez, creator of 'Avenue Q', was inspired to make it after seeing Trey Parker & Matt Stone's movie 'South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut' youtube.com/watch?v=p-a9Jโ€ฆ
, Lil Hardin Armstrong, who popularized the Susie Q nickname through her 1936 song Doin' the Suzie-Q, was married to musician Louis Armstrong once before, and she also died while doing a tribute to Louis Armstrong's death in 1971. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilโ€ฆ
Former White House Chief of Staff John Sununu scored a 44/48 on the Mega Test, an intelligence test created by Dr. Ron Hoeflin. His score of 44 puts his I.Q. at 176. He is considered to have the highest official I.Q. of any former or current American politician. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johโ€ฆ
The crowds of the pod races in Star Wars Episode I were half a million painted q-tips. With a blowing fan underneath the model stands, the q-tips would move around like a live crowd. tested.com/starwars/45648โ€ฆ
In 2010, Pauley Perrette, the quirky goth scientist girl from NCIS had the 3rd highest Q Score (likability) of any actor working, the same as Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman. ew.com/article/2010/03/22โ€ฆ
I.Q. scores are not an accurate indicator of intelligence. cbsnews.com/news/iq-scoreโ€ฆ
All of the letters of the alphabet have their own spellings. For example, the letter โ€œHโ€ is spelled โ€œaitchโ€. Qโ€ is spelled โ€œcueโ€. grammarist.com/spelling/lโ€ฆ
The Q in Q-Tip stands for quality, the original name was "Baby Gays." edubilla.com/inventor/leoโ€ฆ
The co-creator of "Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q" is the composer of the songs in Disney's "Frozen" and "Coco" & even has an EGOT! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robโ€ฆ
Smoking cannabis/pot in your teens can lead to a decline in I.Q. not seen in those who start smoking as adults. nature.com/news/drop-in-iโ€ฆ
Tony Hawk was tested to have an I.Q. of 144 during school. cbsnews.com/news/tony-hawโ€ฆ
British hardware chain B&Q tried to sell mole repellent in Ireland, before learning that Ireland has no moles... diyweek.net/b-q-sells-molโ€ฆ
Until 2013, the letters Q, W, and X were illegal in Turkey. mentalfloss.com/article/5โ€ฆ
The "Q" in Q-tip stands for "quality". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotโ€ฆ
The face on the cover of Q. Are We Not Men? A. We Are DEVO! is a combination of JFK, LBJ, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q._โ€ฆ
The Scrubs musical episode was created with the help of Broadway's Avenue Q's cast and writers. playbill.com/article/scruโ€ฆ
Asia Carrera chose to be a porn star despite having an I.Q of 156, receiving a full scholarship to Rutgers University in which she double majored in Business and Japanese, and being a talented piano player who played at Carnegie Hall twice by the age of 15. zootpatrol.com/index.php/โ€ฆ
Q is the only letter in the alphabet that is not used in the spelling of any US State rd.com/culture/letter-notโ€ฆ
Qatar is the only country that begins with a Q and Iraq is the only country that ends with one listofcountriesoftheworldโ€ฆ
Benjamin Franlin proposed a reformed English alphabet that excluded c, j, q, w, x, and y and included six new letters omniglot.com/writing/franโ€ฆ
"Q" is the only letter that does not appear in any US state name. Every other letter appears in at least one state name. msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/dโ€ฆ
"Jacuzzi" is actually a brand of hot tubs, and people use it the same way Q-tips are used for cotton swabs hottubworks.com/blog/spa-โ€ฆ

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