Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is one of the few diseases with no cure and a 100% fatality rate. It is the human equivilant of Mad Cow disease and 70% of people with it die within a year. Nobody has lived past 2.5 years after the symptoms set in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Shaving does not affect the thickness or rate of hair growth, so this widely accepted idea is a myth. healthline.com/health/doe…
Peter Jackson shot "The Hobbit" in such a high frame rate, some people experienced nausea watching it in movie theaters. theguardian.com/film/shor…
Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a volunteer position that accepts fewer than 20 percent of all applicants, and of those only a small percentage go on to become actual Tomb Guards. The high attrition rate makes it the second least awarded US military decoration. businessinsider.com/every…
Atheletes have a resting heart rate of 40 bpm whereas others have it at around 70 bpm. Because they have stronger heart muscles. wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlet…
Louis Vuitton burns surplus bags and products at the end of each year. This maintains exclusivity of the brand and ensures that their products are never sold at a discounted rate. marketingmind.in/reason-l…
The U.S. Presidency has a 18.6% death rate with 3 leading causes: illness, natural causes, and assassination. newstatesman.com
The country dial-code of the Czech Republic is 420 and the rate of cannabis use there is one of the highest in the world. In 2016, Snoop Dogg was a contestant on The $100,000 Pyramid, and replied without delay that the country code for the Czech Republic is 420. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420…
1 in 6 women have herpes, which is double the male rate. This is due to anatomical differences that make it easier for women to become infected. nationaltoday.com/nationa…
Horses identify photographs of their current keepers, and even of former keepers whom they had not seen in six months, at a rate much better than chance. Horses correctly identified their current keeper and ignored the stranger’s face about 75 percent of the time. scientificamerican.com/po…
In 1863, scientists started to doubt that the Sun is actually burning coal and proposed that the heat of the Sun has been kept up by meteoric bodies falling into it. "If the sun were composed of coal, it would last at the present rate only 5,000 years" scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned of Marco Pantani. Considered one of the best cyclists of all time, his resting heart rate was 34bpm, and could drop to even more dangerous levels in sleep. So dangerous he would need to wake up at night and cycle just to raise his heart rate to a safe level. youtu.be/hT8GZlBBv5k
WWII monetary cost to the US was $4 Trillion in 2020 dollars, with a top tax rate in 1945 of 94%. 41 Billion rounds of ammo produced, among other materiel. online.norwich.edu/academ…
Air conditioning caused various shifts in demography, notably that of the USA starting from the 1970s. Until 1970, the birth rate in the spring was lower than during the other seasons, but the introduction of air conditioning leveled out this difference at the end of the 20th century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
American Samoa has a population of less than 60k but has the highest rate of military enlistment of any U.S. state or territory. The local Army recruitment station in Pago Pago ranked #1 in 2014 and 2015 in production out of the 885 Army recruiting stations at the time. pireport.org/articles/201…
Lady rabbits have a special chemical that's released from their rabbit boobs that help their kids find their way when they're hungry. This rabbit boobs chemical slows the heart rate down in freaked out dogs that have anxiety problems depts.ttu.edu/animalwelfa…
A man in the UK grew tired of cold callers to his phone line, so he set up his own phone line as a premium rate number. When cold callers phoned him, he would be making money by keeping them talking. bbc.co.uk/news/technology…
Constant interruptions from your smartphone can change your brain's chemistry to make you feel anxious and distracted. Notifications can trigger the release of a hormone called cortisol. This tenses muscles, increases heart rate and causes palms to become sweaty. earth.com/news/smartphone…
The International Space Station ISS doesn't orbit at a constant elevation. It's orbit is constantly decaying, at varying rates due to changing conditions in the upper atmosphere, and it has boosters to periodically launch itself back up to a higher altitude heavens-above.com/IssHeig…
Today I learned about flicker fusion rate, which explains why time is perceived differently among different creatures. This is why it's so hard to kill flies; time is perceived 600% slower for them! bbc.com/news/science-envi…
"How to Win Friends and Influence People" was a smash-hit in Nazi Germany, much to the author's surprise. He thought the idea of being smooth and charming wouldn't go well with the Nazi worldview. He wrote that he would rate "butter higher than guns as a means of winning friends". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
Elephants in zoos are fat! Reproductive rates for captive elephants are drastically lower than wild elephants. Leading research suggests it's due to overfeeding in Zoos. youtube.com/watch?v=hfDAY…
Snails burrow under the leaves and soil and hibernate. Their heart rate slows to where it hardly beats at all, and the snail's blood contains chemicals that prevent it from freezing, similar to many insects and other invertebrates, and even frogs and other animals. thesnailwrangler.com/educ…
Today I learned about the Lead-crime Hypothesis: Researchers have found that the elimination of leaded gasoline in the US accounted for up to a 56% drop in violent crime rates between 1992 and 2002. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
In 1916 soldiers with a femur fracture had an 80% chance of dying. The introduction of the Thomas Splint reversed this statistic, giving soldiers with the same injury an 80% survival rate by 1917. walesonline.co.uk/lifesty…
After returning from WWII over 1 million black americans were denied the benefits of the GI bill for free education and low rate home loans history.com/.amp/news/gi-…
GDP of Shenzhen soared from 196 million yuan in 1979 to more than 2.2 trillion yuan in 2018, increasing 2,152-fold with an average annual growth rate of 22.4 per cent. In the same period, GDP per capita grew from 606 yuan to 183,100 yuan (or 28,169 USD in current exchange rate USD/CNY 6.55) metropolis.org/sites/defa…
People who read books have a 20% less mortality rate, and live longer lives than those who do not read books. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of 'Project 100,000.' 25% of US Army soldiers in the Vietnam were intentionally-recruited "misfits" who couldn't read and write, had an IQ of below 75, and/or dropped out of high school. Some didn't even know the US was at war. They had 3x the casualty rate of regular soldiers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
During the Philippine–American War (1899–1902), American Brigadier General Bell established concentration camps, known as "reconcentrados", surrounded by free-fire zones.Filipino civilians were issued identification and forcefully relocated to facilities, with mortality rates high as 20 percent. wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip…
The myth that dogs age seven years for every human year is inaccurate because dogs age at different rates depending on how big or small they are. This leads to smaller dogs living longer than the bigger ones. pets.thenest.com/long-dog…
It took animators one week to animate one second of the movie "Spider Man Into Spiderverse" (This was 4 times more than a regular animation). This was because many parts of the movie were animated on separate frames. Miles was often drawn in a slower frame rate to make movements struggeled nme.com/news/spiderman-in…
During WWII, the Merchant Marines had the highest casualty rate of any service. Mariners died at a rate of 1 in 26. Much of the deaths and lost tonnage occurred in the North Atlantic while providing materiel and supplies for the Red Army. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
; Insurance companies count being charged with not having your insurance slip as an infraction and increases your insurance rate insurancehotline.com/reso…
Today I learned of Felis nigripes: the African Black-footed Cat, aka "the deadliest cat on earth", weighing in at under 5 lbs. It kills 10 - 14 rodents or birds per night to satisfy its accelerated metabolism. The Black-footed Cat has a kill rate of 60%, whereas a lion's kill rate is about 25%. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
If teachers give out cookies with a satisfaction survey at the end of their teaching session, students are more likely to rate the course material higher onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
50% of A list celebrity marriages fail over the first 14 years: the average rate is 25% in the UK. Celebrity divorces are especially prevalent in the earliest years: 4% end within the 1st year compared to 0.8% for ordinary UK couples; and 6% end in the 3rd year alone marriagefoundation.org.uk…
Doctors have the highest suicide rate of any profession, more than double the rate of the general population, and psychiatry is near the top in terms of suicide rates - with many doctors who have mental health issues reluctant to seek professional help because of the fear of stigma webmd.com/mental-health/n…
The Japanese yen, now worth about one U.S. cent, was originally defined in 1871 as 1.5 g gold, then about one U.S. dollar. Soon after losing most of its value in the aftermath of WWII, Bretton Woods fixed the rate at 360 yen per dollar until 1971. nippon.com/en/column/g005…
On average someone sweats 0.8L - 1.4L per hour and the highest recorded sweat rate was 5L in one hour on a resting body exposed to a hot environment. active.com/triathlon/arti…
There is an extant virus in the same genus as smallpox called Monkeypox which can also infect humans and causes a disease that looks like a milder version of smallpox, with a death rate of up to 10% en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Cancer patients who opt for alternative therapy die at twice the rate of those who stick with conventional cancer therapy. jamanetwork.com/journals/…
In Italy, it's very common for dwarfs to undergo painful limb lengthening surgery (that involves repeatedly breaking bones and pulling them apart over the course of 2-3 years) due to societal pressure. 90% of Italian dwarfs undergo the procedure (in the rest of Europe, the rate is around 8%). vice.com/en_uk/article/pp…
Only 10% of wine 'experts' can consistently rate the wine from the same bottle in the same way, and they aren't consistent the next year. After analysing results across wine competitions in california, medals were found to be distributed at random. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
The Zambian Presidency has a 33.3% death rate with 1 leading cause: illness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
When Henry Ford doubled the pay of his auto workers from $2.50 per day to $5, he didn't do it for altruistic reasons. His factory had one of the highest turnover rates (due to danger of the assembly line and tedium of the work). After the raises, it dropped to the lowest. wsws.org/en/articles/2014…
The alcohol flush reaction - East Asian peoples' tendency to blush or develop red spots while drunk - is also connected to lower rates of alcoholism. People with more genetic resistance to alcohol are more likely to become addicted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
During China’s Ming Dynasty, powdered smallpox scabs were blown up the noses of the healthy. The patients would then develop a mild case of the disease, & from then on were immune to it. Although the technique had a 0.5–2.0% mortality rate, it was better than the diseases 20–30% mortality rate. wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallp…
Today I learned of Paul Bergrin, a defense attorney with a 90% win rate, who was also a New Jersey pimp, crime boss and drug trafficker. He was sentenced to life in prison for prostitution, bribery, fraud, drug dealing and conspiracy to murder en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
: The highest STD rates in Florida are in The Villages, an area dedicated to seniors. orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/a…

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