Today I learned of Marcel Marceau, a French mime who used his acting skills to save Jewish children during WWII. He smuggled them over the Swiss border and would mime to keep them happy and get them to stay quiet. He saved at least 70 children. history.com/news/marcel-m…
A quiet American POW was nicknamed "The Incredibly Stupid One" by his Vietnamese captors. Upon his return to the US, he provided the names of over 200 prisoners of war, which he had memorized to the tune of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." pownetwork.org/bios/h/h13…
Two stones set in to a quiet Edinburgh street mark the site of Scotland's last hanging (in 1815) of convicted highwaymen. Sympathy for the executed men and folklore over the decades spawned a legend that the cement around the stones never fully dries. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
The longest-reigning monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to have a sapphire jubilee, marking 65 years of reign. There were no public celebrations and she spent the day in "quiet reflection" and undertaking official work en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sap…
There's a Wargame that's meant to be the sequel to War of The Worlds called, "All Quiet on the Martian Front" where the Martians have returned to Earth during WWI with new technology and an immunity to Earth diseases. 1d4chan.org/wiki/All_Quie…
Isaac Asimov died from complications of HIV. In 1983 got HIV from a blood transfusion during heart surgery. His doctors told him to keep it quiet. 10 Ten years later, after most of Asimov's physicians had died, Asimov's family agreed that the HIV story should be made public. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa…
The name "sneakers" originally referred to how quiet the rubber soles were on the ground, in contrast to noisy standard hard leather sole dress shoes. Someone wearing sneakers could "sneak up" on someone while someone wearing standards could not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sne…
, fresh snow absorbs sound, lowering ambient noise over a landscape because the trapped air between snowflakes attenuate vibration. That’s why it gets so quiet when it snows accuweather.com/en/weathe…
On the Friday night the day after Martin Luther King's asasination Boston would be nearly alone among America’s major cities in remaining quiet and calm. Thanks in large part to James Brown refusing to cancel his concert that night at the Boston Garden. history.com/this-day-in-h…
The likely origin of the CIA and black helicopters came from when they modified an OH-6, dubbed the "Quiet One," to be ultra quiet for the Vinh Wiretap operation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Candy canes were originally developed by a German choirmaster to keep children quiet during church services. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The quietest place on Earth is in a small studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At -13 dBA it’s so quiet you can hear the internal workings of your body. uproxx.com/life/quietest-…
Even though Benjamin Franklin is credited with many popular inventions, he never patented or copyrighted any of them. He believed that they should be given freely and that claiming ownership would only cause trouble and β€œsour one’s Temper and disturb one’s Quiet.” smallbusiness.com/history…
On the Apollo 11 MoonLanding - Buzz Aldrin Took Holy Communion on the Moon. NASA Kept it Quiet history.com/news/buzz-ald…
In 2015 scientist dropped a microphone 6 miles down into the Mariana Trench, the results where a surprise, instead of quiet, they heard sounds of earthquakes, ships, the distinct moans of baleen whales and the overwhelming clamor of a category 4 typhoon that just happened to pass overhead. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Today I learned of Mary Sweeny, the "Wisconsin Window Smasher" Who went about smashing windows in the 1890's. It is not known why she suffered from the urge to smash windows but she used cocaine to self-medicate because "it quiets her nerves". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Super Mario character "Boo" was based on the wife of a co-designer. Mario's creator said, "she is very quiet normally, but one day she exploded... In the game, there is now a character who shrinks when Mario looks at it, but when Mario turns away, it will grow large and menacing". theguardian.com/technolog…
Although being a giant box office success, movie theater business was less enthused about the movie "A Quiet Place" because the ambiance of the movie was such that any type of loud eating was shamed leading to people not buying any food. Cinemas normally earn more from food than tickets. theguardian.com/film/2018…
There is a secret apartment at the top of the Eiffel Tower built by original designer Gustave Eiffel. It's located on the third level. He used it for quiet reflection, experiments, and also for some entertaining prestigious guests like Thomas Edison. businessinsider.com/gusta…
The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) has excellent low-light vision and extremely quiet flight, and can easily find prey at night by sight, however, its ability to locate prey by sound alone is the best of any owl species that scientists have tested. The North American subspecies of barn owl is the largest. allaboutbirds.org/guide/B…
The world record for the loudest thing ever shouted belongs to an Irish teacher who shouted the word "quiet" at 121 decibels, the equivalent of a jet engine. belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne…
"A Quiet Place" was edited on mute for over a month, and the first two cuts of the film were done with absolutely no sound. indiewire.com/2019/01/a-q…
The band Oasis released a cover of the song "Cum on Feel the Noize" as a B-Side on their single release for "Don't Look Back in Anger." While the song gained most of its popularity from the band Quiet Riot, it was originally recorded in 1973 by a British rock band called Slade. youtube.com/watch?v=Yz9gs…
Japanese women are expected to give birth without an epidural, be quiet while doing so, and can only have a c-section if complications arise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Ancient Japan had female warriors called Onna-bugeisha, who would fight alongside Samurai in times of war. They started to lose their importance by the 17th century, when roaring ideals of fearless devotion and selflessness were gradually replaced by quiet, passive, civil obedience. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onn…
There is a municipality (basically a town or district) in Switzerland that is literally named Frick.It may just seem like a quiet town filled with forests and orchids.However in 2006,the first and only coelophysoidean fossil in Switzerland was found by an amateur paleontologist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
The engine on the BMW M5 is so quiet that the company plays fake engine noises through the speakers to β€œremind” drivers of their car’sperformance. nytimes.com/2012/01/26/op…
Modern cars have become so quiet when driving, automakers are resorting to playing fake engine sounds from the vehicle's speakers. theoutline.com/post/6158/…
Laika, the first dog in space, was taken home by a scientist shortly before her launch to play with the scientists's kids.He wrote '"Laika was quiet and charming...I wanted to do something nice for her: She had so little time left to live'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lai…
Dogs like classical music. In a study in 2003, shelter dogs were found to be more relaxed and quiet when they were listening to classical music. The dogs didn't seem particularly interested in pop music or radio shows but exhibited more barking when heavy metal was playing. care.com/c/stories/6333/d…
Marcel Marceau, perhaps the world’s most famous mime, was a Jewish member of the French Resistance during the Nazi occupation of France. His own father had perished in Auschwitz. He used his skills as a mime to help keep children quiet while the Resistance smuggled them to safety. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The loudest word ever shouted was the word 'quiet'. belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne…
People who believe they suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) have relocated to a 13,000 square mile US Radio Quiet Zone where wireless is banned to prevent interference with radio telescopes. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
Today I learned of a lab so quiet it has a -13 dBA rating dubbing it as the quietest place on earth roadsideamerica.com/story…
Germany has mandatory quiet time from 1pm to 3pm and 10pm to 6am Monday- Saturday and all day Sundays and holidays. allkmc.com/quiet-hours-in…
Cars have become so quiet, automakers have resorted to playing fake engine noises from the speakers wapo.st/1yrDUbO?tid=ss_ma…
Until 2015, people would ping their credit bureau (i.e Equifax) so many times that eventually their credit score went up because old items were "bumped" (erased) from a credit report. The trick was called "bumping" or "B*" and was kept quiet on forums for 5 years until bureaus caught on doctorofcredit.com/an-int…
Yoda, the world's oldest mouse, was just over 4 years old, the equivalent of about 136 in human years, and lived in quiet seclusion with his cage mate, Princess Leia, in a pathogen-free rest home for geriatric mice. ur.umich.edu/0304/Apr19_0…
Issac Asimov contracted HIV from a transfusion during triple bypass surgery in 1983, but social stigma around the disease at the time had the family keep it quiet for over ten years after his death in 1992. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa…
Black Holes were first theorised to exist by John Michell in 1783, but the idea was ignored until it was rediscovered in the 20th century. Michell died in 'quiet obscurity'. aps.org/publications/apsn…
Twisted Sister band members never drank, never did drugs, never partied, but kept that quiet to avoid hurting their reputation. blabbermouth.net/news/twi…
Toys R Us started the initiative of a 'quiet hour' in all its stores in the UK,last Christmas. The initiative involved temporarily dimming the lights and switching off music and announcements, in order to help the autistic children shop for Christmas. telegraph.co.uk/news/2016…
Today I learned of the National Radio Quiet Zone, where residents are restricted or prohibited from using cell phones, Wi-Fi devices, microwave ovens and gasoline-powered motor vehicles. This is to prevent radio frequency interference at scientific research and military intelligence facilities in the area. wvexplorer.com/communitie…
Buzz Aldrin gave Holy Communion to himself while on the Moon and NASA kept it quiet. history.com/news/buzz-ald…
South Korean has a β€˜prison’ for people seeking peace and quiet bbc.com/capital/story/201…
Today I learned of the United States National Radio Quiet Zone - a massive area of Appalachia with heavy restrictions on EMR producing devices. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Wilt Chamberlain played professional basketball at the age of 16 under the identity β€œGeorge Marcus”. Playing for the Quakertown Fays, he averaged nearly 54 points per game and an astounding 74 point average in the playoffs. It was kept quiet as to not get in trouble with the NCAA. fansided.com/2017/05/23/w…
Before performing in Japan, the Beatles received an anonymous message: "Do not go to Tokyo. Your life is in danger". 35,000 police officers were tasked to protect the group. The Japanese audience was so polite and quiet, they were able to hear how bad the live performance really was. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt…
Tommy Prince a native american who served in WW2 was so quiet because of his pair of moccasins. Sometimes instead of killing Germans, he’d steal something from them. Other times, he’d slit their throats and not make a sound. books.google.com/books?id…
As a result of writing 'All Quiet on the Western Front,' Erich Remarque's sister was beheaded by the Nazis and the bill for her beheading sent to his other sister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
In a 1990 game The Kansas City Chiefs crowd was so loud a ref once threatened it with a penalty if it didn't quiet down. ftw.usatoday.com/2016/12/…
Teddy Roosevelt once gave a speech immediately after an attempted assassination. He started the speech by saying "Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose." businessinsider.com/heres…
Sonny Landham, who played the quiet, reflective Native American tracker Billy in "Predator", was notoriously violent and difficult to work with. Eventually, the insurance company for the film forced the studio to hire a full-time bodyguard to protect the cast and crew from Sonny. avp.wikia.com/wiki/Billy_…
Churchill had Silent Typewriters in his Bunker Because he Insisted on a 'Quiet Working Environment' iwm.org.uk/history/the-ch…
"All Quiet on the Western Front" was banned in Poland for being pro-German and in Germany for being anti-German. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Quiet Riot's "Cum On Feel the Noize" was a cover of an earlier song from the 1970's. youtube.com/watch?v=Qu_oz…
Marcel Marceau first used mime was during WWII to keep Jewish children quiet while he helped them escape from occupied France to neutral Switzerland en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
There is an area of land in West Virginia and Virginia known as the National Radio Quiet Zone, all cell phones, Wi-Fi, and traditional radio stations are banned due to the areas proximity to the world's largest radio telescope. npr.org/sections/alltechc…
Platinum Dunes, the horror movie production company that brought us The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Quiet Place, and The Purge, is now producing the full-length Dora the Explorer movie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
Electric/hybrid cars are so quiet they had to add artificial noise to them which will help prevent about 2,400 pedestrian injuries each year nhtsa.gov/press-releases/…
The morning after Fidel Castro died, it was quiet outside the Mexico City building where the revolutionary once hid and plotted his return to Cuba. It is said that Castro escaped through the apartment window and hid in a grocery store down the street run by some Spaniards pri.org/stories/2016-11-2…
The engine on the BMW M5 is so quiet the company plays fake engine noises through the speakers to "remind" drivers of their car's performance mobile.nytimes.com/2012/0…
Electric vehicles are so quiet that they have systems to generate artificial engine sounds for safety en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
1914 was an unusually quiet year for hurricane occurrences, with only one tropical storm theguardian.com/weather/n…
St. Patrick's Day was originally a quiet religious holiday with no parades or public events of any kind until Americans invented most of the "traditions" in the 20th century. time.com/3744055/america-…
Soviets created a poison that made the victims shorter, calm, quiet, and dead in 15 minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poi…
The 1995 Bjork song "It's Oh So Quiet" is a remake of an obscure B-side from 1951 β€” which itself was a remake of a French song from 1949 ("Tout est Tranquille") β€” which itself was a remake of the original German song, "Und Jetzt ist es Still" from 1948. It's a cover of a cover of a cover. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%…
Boos, ghosts from the Mario video game series, are based on co-designer Takashi Tezuka's wife who is usually quiet but exploded one day, maddened by all the time he spent at work. Similarly, a Boo β€œshrinks when Mario looks at it, but when Mario turns away, it grow[s] large and menacing.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
The crowd noise heard in Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" was added in post-production. The inmates were actually quiet during the song, fearing reprisal from the guards en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fol…
Private-enterprise prisons have recognized that providing inmates with cable television can be a more economical method to keep them quiet and subdued than it would be to hire more guards filmsforaction.org/news/8…
The sound editors of "A Quiet Place" devised the idea of "sound envelopes" to let you hear what each character hears and how they hear it. nytimes.com/2018/04/05/mo…
When heckled by a young Jack Newton at the 1975 British Open, Jack Nicklaus agreed to a rare money match. Newton quickly went quiet when Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf partnered to hit 14 birdies, an eagle, and an ace espn.com/chalk/story/_/id…
The 1930 film adaptation of "All Quiet On The Western Front" used actual WW1 German army veterans in its production, due to so many living in Los Angeles at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
How loud emergency sirens are, the sirens emergency services use are around 110dB. 110dB is 128 times louder than 40dB (40dB is the sound level in a quiet library). drivingtests.co.nz/resour…
Babies used to be given opium to keep them quiet theatlantic.com/magazine/…
Rattle snakes have evolved not to rattle. Previously, they rattled to avoid being stepped on by hoofed animals. Now they've learned to remain hidden and quiet as to avoid being hunted by humans. naturalmissouri.blogspot.…
The world's quietest room is so quiet you can hear yourself blink en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ane…
Today I learned of a game show called "Silent Library" in which contestants win cash by completing painful challenges and staying quiet youtube.com/watch?v=FeuA6…
Harriet Tubman used Opium to keep small children subdued and quiet while smuggling them on the Underground Railroad nndb.com/people/847/00003…
Today I learned of Green Bank, West Virginia, home to the "National Radio Quiet Zone" whereby radio transmissions are are mostly outlawed for 13,000 square miles to reduce interference with one of the world's largest telescopes. They even have their own "Radio Police" who enforce these laws. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Sea shells sound 'like the ocean' because they act as resonators - you are actually hearing "the ambient noise that's being produced all around and inside you, which you normally don't hear or pay attention to because it's too quiet." mentalfloss.com/article/2…
The "clicking" and "tsking" in African tribe languages was used as hunting tools thousands of years ago, as the clicking was quiet enough to be communicated without alerting the prey. youtube.com/attribution_l…
The National Radio Quiet Zone is a 13,000-square-mile area in West Virginia & Virginia, where Cell Phone service, Wi-Fi, and almost every radio station are BANNED slate.com/articles/techno…
Silence is So Good For Our Brain and Getting quiet can regenerate brain cells dailygood.org/story/1237/…
There is a 13,000 square mile area spanning over Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland called the National Radio Quiet Zone in which cell phone usage and radio transmissions are heavily restricted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
The name "sneakers" originally referred to how quiet the rubber soles were on the ground, in contrast to noisy standard hard leather soled dress shoes. Someone wearing sneakers could "sneak up" on you en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sne…
In the US west of Washington DC there's a National Radio Quiet Zone - 13,000 square miles (34,000 sq km) of radio silence where cellphones are banned bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-3…
"Quiet Riot" band's name was inspired by a conversation with Rick Parfitt of the British band Status Quo, who expressed desire to name a band "Quite Right," and his thick English accent made it sound like he was saying "Quiet Riot." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qui…
The "three blasts of guitar noise" (AKA "dead notes") in the Radiohead song "Creep" are guitarist Jonny Greenwood intentionally "trying to fuck the song up" because he felt it was too quiet and were not supposed to originally be a part of the song en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
'Doggo' means 'to be still and quiet to avoid detection', and nothing to do with dogs. oxfordlearnersdictionarie…
There is a cancelled episode of Fear Factor where contestants were challenged to drink donkey semen. NBC then pulled the episode from airing after controversy and told families to keep quiet. fxn.ws/1mNDmD2
When Quiet Riot covered Slade's "Cum on Feel the Noize," they hated the song, but Pasha Records demanded it. Lead singer Kevin DuBrow and drummer Frankie Banali then tried to make the worst cover they could in order to make the label refuse to release it. It became a top ten hit in the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cum…
Marcel Marceau was part of the French Resistance, where he saved children from going to concentration camps, and a liason officer to Patton's army. He first started miming as a way of keeping children quiet as they were escaping to neutral Switzerland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Gordan Ramsay was once a quiet and deferential sous chef to Marco Pierre White (video) youtube.com/watch?v=iBk-1…
Steve Jobs followed the religion or belief of Zen Buddhism which focuses on meditation to calm and quiet the mind to 'hear' your intuition. This reflected later in the simplicity of Apple's products in 'quieting' the design of their products. businessinsider.com/steve…
Today I learned of an Anechoic Chamber. A room designed to absorb sound to a point it's so quiet, it can send people crazy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ane…
Candy canes were invented by a German choirmaster in the 1600s as a way to keep children quiet during church ceremonies, especially on Christmas Eve. White represents purity and red represents blood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
James Bond author Ian Flemming wanted β€œa really flat quiet name” for his hero and stole the name from an ornithology bible he loved; Birds of the West Indies by JAMES BOND youtu.be/u0UQU2vzt8M
The world's quietest room is so quiet, you can hear your own hearing - "auto-emissive sounds", your blood flow, and heart valves. mprnews.org/story/2012/04…
, for more than 40 years, Turkey has been a quiet custodian of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons. thebulletin.org/status-us…

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