When a young boy visiting the White House doubted that First Lady Pat Nixon lived there because he could not see her washing machine, Pat led him through the halls and up an elevator, into the family quarters and the laundry room to show him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Japanese warrior named Saitō Musashibō Benkei is said to have killed in excess of 300 trained soldiers by himself while defending a bridge. He was so fierce in close quarters that his enemies were forced to kill him with a volley of arrows. He died standing upright. military.wikia.org/wiki/B…
A stretch of Route 66, between Albuquerque and Tijeras, will play "America the Beautiful" as you drive over added grooves in the road. If you drive the speed limit of 45 mph for the quarter-mile stretch, you can hear "America the Beautiful" play through the vibrations in your car's wheels. popularmechanics.com/tech…
Cicero wrote more than three-quarters of surviving Latin literature from the period of his adult life, encompassing the last of the Roman Republic and the rise and fall of Julius Caesar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cic…
Horseshoe crab blood is pale blue and is used to detect if medicine is contaminated. A quarter of a million are caught a year and bled alive by draining up to 30% of their blood from the near the heart. Then they are released back into the wild along way from where they were caught. inhabitat.com/every-year-…
"knotty pine" paneling was made popular in New England homes because ship captains requested their ship quarters be well-outfitted with knot-free pine. The shipbuilders took the leftover knotty pine to use in their own homes. thisoldhouse.com/westerly…
Today I learned that, thanks to colonialism, the closest country to New Zealand is the USA. Their islands Fakaofo and Swains Island are only 180 km apart, which is a quarter of the distance between New Zealand and Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swa…
Less than a quarter of U.S. workers report using math any more complicated than basic fractions and percentages during the course of their jobs. Blue-collar workers generally do more advanced math than their white-collar friends theatlantic.com/business/…
The tadpoles of the South American paradoxical frog, a special type of hylid frog, are larger than the frog itself. The tadpole of the 'shrinking frog' is 27cm long whereas a full grown frog is only a quarter or a third of its former length. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pse…
An increasing number of elderly Japanese people are committing small crimes so they can live in prison for free. People aged 65+ now make up more than a quarter of the prison population in Japan. bbc.co.uk/news/stories-47…
Bruce Lee was Eurasian. His great-grandfather was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, so he had Dutch-Jewish ancestry. His grandfather had an affair with a British woman. Bruce was a quarter English, an eighth Dutch-Jewish and five-eighths Chinese inkstonenews.com/arts/bru…
With 1,000 different species around the world, bats make up nearly one-quarter of all mammal species. ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/…
Millennials represent only a quarter of all adults over 21, but they buy 35 percent of all the beer and 42 percent of all the wine sold in the United States. huffpost.com/entry/money-…
Today I learned of the Kolyma Highway. A 1200+ mile long modern road in Russia that an estimated quarter of a million people died building. Because of permafrost, interment into the fabric of the road was deemed more practical than burying the bodies in new holes, resulting in the nickname The Road of Bones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R50…
Today I learned of the London Beer Flood when a large vat of fermenting porter burst, releasing a quarter-million gallons of beer into the streets and killing 8 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Queen Elizabeth has met 12 US presidents during her reign. Which is over a quarter of all presidents since the United States' inception. businessinsider.com/queen…
Three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults are deficient in vitamin D, the so-called "sunshine vitamin" whose deficits are increasingly blamed for everything from cancer and heart disease to diabetes, according to new research. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned about the Naturhus (Nature House) movement where the living quarters is built on the inside of a live greenhouse naturhusvillan.com/
An estimated one-quarter of Black Swan matings are homosexual. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Bees can sense the Electric fields of Flowers. Videos show that when the positively charged bee arrives at the negatively charged flower...pollen literally jumps from the flower to the bee. The bee may fly over to the flower but at close quarters, the flower also flies over to the bee. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Western Michigan University Thomas Cooley law school has such low standards that at least a quarter of their students enrolled in 2018 had an LSAT test score among the USA's bottom 12%. abovethelaw.com/2018/12/t…
A quarter of cowboys were black smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The Federal Reserve Bank pays only about 7.7 cents for each dollar bill printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, but that it must pay face value for each coin (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) produced by the U.S. Mint. coinweek.com/featured-new…
Ferrero, the company that makes Nutella, uses about a quarter of the WHOLE world's hazelnut supply every year npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
US First Lady Letitia Tyler suffered a paralytic stroke that left her an invalid. As first lady, she remained in the upstairs living quarters of the White House; she came down once, to attend the wedding of her daughter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
In The Last 15 Years There Has Been A Quarter Of A Dozen Reported Cases of Office Chairs Exploding (2 Critical Injuries & 1 Fatality) chairpickr.com/can-office…
The Hudson Bay Company sold land comprising about a quarter of the continent to Canada in 1869 for $1.5 million. The inhabiting indigenous peoples were handed over to Canada like "a flock of sheep". cbc.ca/history/EPCONTENTS…
1 US dollar in dimes weighs the same as 1 dollar in quarters (22.68 grams) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim…
The famous HMS Terror shipwreck was finally discovered in 2016. The sealed captain's quarters could contain undeveloped 170 year old photos from the doomed arctic expedition. nationalgeographic.com/cu…
One quarter of our bones are located in our feet. Each foot has 26 bones healthline.com/human-body…
Flying a black Jolly Roger signaled piracy and offered your victim the option to surrender. Flying a red Jolly Roger signaled that no quarter would be given and your ship was about to be taken with no mercy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jol…
During WWII, large corporations like Bosch and Daimler Benz, unequivocally supported goals of Hitler’s regime and its war effort in exchange for advantageous contracts, subsidies and in exchange was allowed to use slave labor from occupied countries, which accounted for one quarter of workforce wikipedia.org/wiki/Econom…
A 600-pound octopus is able to squeeze through a tube the size of a quarter huffpost.com/entry/octopu…
The red flag, when used by pirates, came to mean "no quarter given", meaning that no mercy would be shown, and no life would be spared, while a black flag usually meant that those who surrendered without a fight would be allowed to live. owlcation.com/humanities/…
Psychologists estimate that 90% of college students procrastinate, and more than a quarter are chronic procrastinators. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The first new US Quarter of 2020 features a bat on the back usmint.gov/news/inside-th…
African Americans made up a significant portion of the Continental army fighting the British in the American Revolution. At the Siege of Yorktown, one German officer estimated the American army to be about one-quarter black. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afr…
There was a supposed "Curse" of the subjects featured on the 50 State Quarters. One of the most famous examples was New Hampshire's "Old Man of the Mountain" which collapsed in 2003 money.cnn.com/2003/05/15/…
The early model pay phones had three slots, one for nickels, dimes and quarters. Each slot would play a different sounding bell, letting the operator on the line calculate how much money was deposited mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-200…
New American quarters will have bats. coinweek.com/modern-coins…
Over 140 Polish pilots flew in the British Air Force during the Battle of Britain, making them the largest non-British nationality in the force. 2nd was New Zealand, and 3rd was Canada. Nearly a quarter of the pilots that fought for the RAF and RN in the Battle of Britain were not British. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non…
Between 1967 and 1989 East Germany sent a massive amount of arms to ANYONE at war with Israel - to the tune of three quarters of a million Klashnikovs, 120 MiG fighters, 180,000 anti-personell mines, 235,000 grenades; 25,000 RPG launchers; and 25 million cartridges of varying sizes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Und…
66% of Russians regret the fall of the Soviet Union. Among the reasons was the loss of feeling like they belonged to a "great power". Only a quarter of those surveyed did not regret the fall of the union. themoscowtimes.com/2018/1…
Today I learned of Rita Crundwell, who embezzled $53.7 million during her 22 year career as treasure and controller of Dixon, Illinois. She used this money to support her championship Quarter Horse breeding operation. In 2008 alone, she was able to embezzle $5.8 million off of a city budget of $8-9 million. wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_C…
Tuberculosis is responsible for 1 in 7 deaths in all human history and a quarter of all humans alive today are infected. With over a million deaths a year and 1 every 18 seconds. mbio.asm.org/content/8/6/…
Today I learned of Saitō Musashibō Benkei, a Japanese warrior who is said to have killed in excess of 300 trained soldiers by himself while defending a bridge. He was so fierce in close quarters that his enemies were forced to kill him with a volley of arrows. He died standing upright. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Work on the Jeddah Tower stalled in 2018, less than one quarter of the way through the 1,000 metre high Saudi Arabian project. It was envisioned for completion in 2020 as the world’s tallest tower theurbandeveloper.com/art…
Less than half of snakebites are from accidental encounters with snakes, and more than a quarter of snakebite victims are intoxicated at the time of the bite. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Of all the mammal species on Earth, one quarter of them are bats. Bats are also the only mammals that can fly. habitatforbats.org/bat-fa…

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