Occam's Razor has a counterargument in medicine called "Hickam's Dictum" (by Dr. John Hickam!). Some doctors (using Occam's) look for a single, elegant cause for all of a patient's symptoms. But Hickam's Dictum says: "A man can have as many diseases as he damn well pleases." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hic…
If your house was built between the 20’s & 70’s you may have a razor slot in your medicine cabinet. rd.com/article/if-you-liv…
Straight razor manufacturing almost came to an end, but demand increased after the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. outsideonline.com/2116451…
Old houses in US could have hundreds of old rusting razor blades between the walls. This is the result of a safe solution designed to dispose blades after being used, which was to drop them in a slot in the wall. rd.com/article/if-you-liv…
Otter capable of killing and eat alligator by drastically wearing out the gator in the fight. The lactic acid build up in the body would intoxicate the gator, eventually killing it. The otter then rips the alligator hide off with its razor sharp claws and eats the gator organs. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Medieval European monks were required to maintain their tonsure (bald spot), and each monastery would usually hire or train a barber. Being skilled with razors, barbers would also perform surgical procedures for the monks. They would eventually be recognized as the first 'barber-surgeons'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Today I learned about Occam’s broom. An anti-thinking tool opposed to Occam's razor. It alludes to the process whereby inconvenient facts that don’t fit into one’s hypothesis are swept under the rug. businessinsider.com/occam…
The Onion wrote a satirical article about a five-blade shaving razor in 2005, one year before Gillette actually came out with a real five-blade razor boingboing.net/2005/09/14…
Some scalpels made from obsidian (volcanic glass) are 10-20 times sharper than a household razor blade cnn.com/2015/04/02/health…
The UK's Secret Intelligence Service is said to train secret agents in field operations at a star-shaped 1700's castle called Fort Monckton. It is known as No.1 Military Training Establishment & is guarded by razor wire, high intensity lighting & an "in-house" security staff. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
There are several philosophical razors--not just Occam's Razor (simpler explanations are likely correct). One is called Newton's Flaming Laser Sword because it is, "Much sharper and more dangerous than Occam's Razor." It states that what cannot be settled by experiment ought not be debated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
:King Gillette (who invented Safety Razors) published a book in 1894 which advocated that all industry should be taken over by a single corporation owned by the public, and that everyone in the US should live in a giant city called Metropolis powered by Niagara Falls - to cure all social ills en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
When Vincent Van Gogh cut his left ear with a razor, he was taken to hospital and treated by Dr Felix Rey. Van Gogh painted a portrait of Rey and gave it to him, who used it to repair a chicken coop, then gave it away. In 2016, it was valued at over $50 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Jane Fonda's mother killed herself by slicing her own throat with a razor blade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Kidz Bop was created by the founders of Razor & Tie, a record label that in addition to Kidz Bop primarily focused of the deathcore scene of the late 2000’s-early 2010’s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of Hitchens's razor. Basically: "What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hit…
People used to toss thier used razor blades into holes in the wall, where they would just sit until someone removed the wall. isarchitecture.com/seen-a…
Today I learned about the existence of razor kite string, and it has been banned in India after three separate deaths during Independence Day celebrations 2016 bbc.com/news/amp/world-as…
Snails/slugs can effortlessly glide over sharp edge of a knife or a razor without harming itself roaring.earth/snails-and-…
C&P: Thomas Jefferson used a razor to cut passages from the New Testament and literally pasted them together into what is now known as the Jefferson Bible, currently on display at the Smithsonian. He felt the focus should be on Jesus’ life and moral teachings, not inexplicable miracles americanhistory.si.edu/Je…
Princess Diana was a self-mutilator. She publicly admitted throwing herself down stairs whilst pregnant and cutting herself with razors, penknives, and other kitchen tools because of her torment over her marriage relationship. history.com/news/explosiv…
King Gillette, who founded Gillette razors, believed that everyone in the US should live in a giant city called Metropolis powered by Niagara Falls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
In 2014, an Arizona man escaped prison to meet with his girlfriend on Valentine's Day. The man crawled past razor wire, scaled two fences and made his way to a bar about 10 miles away. cnn.com/2014/02/16/justic…
Today I learned of "Hickam's dictum," a counterargument to Occam's razor in the medical profession. While Occam's razor suggests to a doctor that she should assume the simplest solution - a single cause for multiple symptoms, Hickam's dictum states: "A patient can have as many diseases as he damn well pleases." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hic…
Dodge partnered with scooter maker Razor to design a concept sports car in the early 2000’s supercars.net/blog/2002-d…
The Iron Sheik planned to kill the man who murdered his daughter by slitting his throat with a razor he hid in his mouth in the courtroom court. His family surrounded him and talked him out of it. Instead, as a tribute to his daughter, he quit drugs and got his life back on track. onlineworldofwrestling.co…
The FBI found the bodies of the 1964 Freedom Summer murders with the help of a hitman who, along with an agent, beat and kidnapped a KKK member. The Klansman had a gun barrel shoved down his throat as the hitman β€œstarted cutting his dick off with a razor” until the location was revealed. newyorker.com/magazine/19…
A man attending an illegal cockfight in California died after being stabbed in the leg by one of the birds. In organized cockfights, razor-sharp knives are often attached to the limbs of the fighting birds. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
King Gillette, who founded Gillette razors, believed that everyone in the US should live in a giant city called Metropolis powered by Niagara Falls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
Today I learned of Hanlon's razor which states: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
Thomas Jefferson created his own version of the Bible, using a razor to cut out the 'supernatural' parts, such as the miracles and the resurrection. Today, new members of Congress receive a copy upon election. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
The "razor" in Ockham's razor refers to distinguishing between two hypotheses either by "shaving away" unnecessary assumptions or cutting apart two similar conclusions. This means a solution with the fewest assumptions, not the simplest answer, is usually correct. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occ…
Some frogs have razor sharp teeth! researchgate.net/figure/T…
The guillotine had numerous nicknames. Some of these nicknames include "The National Razor", "Charlot's Rocking Chair," and "The Goncourt Prize for Murderers". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
A Barber Surgeon was one of the most common jobs during the Middle Ages. Surgery was seldom conducted by physicians, but instead by barbers, who, possessing razors and coordination indispensable to their trade, were called upon for numerous tasks ranging from cutting hair to amputating limbs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
The pearly razorfish (Xyrichtys novacula) has the remarkable ability to escape predators by diving headfirst into the sand in a split-second breathtaking maneuver. It can also use its razor-sharp teeth to cut fishing line and netting by rotating its jaw to more than 90Β° to clip any entanglement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
In WWII, Gillette created covert kits for POWs that contained Gillette grooming items, but also other secret supplies like razor-blade compasses, counterfeit German currency, and maps of enemy territory. gillette.com/en-us/about/…
When people self-injure, e.g., cut themselves with razors, the brain immediately stops repeating painful thoughts, such as, "I am worthless and unlovable", and releases a flood of soothing endorphins. livescience.com/11043-tee…
The Aztecs made swords embedded with prismatic obsidian blades that are far sharper than even high quality present day steel razor blades. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
Saturn's rings 282k km across but only ~1km thick. Making the rings 10k times thinner than a razor blade if saturn was a meter wide. coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.e…
Today I learned of Chekhov's gun, which is like an Occam's razor for plot writing. It states that every element in a story must be necessary and that irrelevant elements should be removed. nownovel.com/blog/use-che…
American Gangster John Dillenger once escaped an "inescapable" prison using a fake gun he carved out of wood, probably with a razor, and made his getaway in the sheriff's car. fbi.gov/history/famous-ca…
King C. Gillette, creator of Gillette Razors, was a Utopian Socialist and co-authored a book with Upton Sinclair. wikipedia.org/wiki/King_C…
Your great-grandmother probably didn't shave her armpits or her legs. Those practices became the norm in the early/middle 20th century, at the advertising behest of companies like Gillette, who wanted to sell razors to women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Today I learned of Hanlon's Razor, which is to not attribute to malice that which is more easily explained by stupidity. It helps us avoid paranoia and ideology by not generally assuming that bad results are the fault of a bad actor. The explanation most likely to be right is the one with the least intent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
There's a counterargument to the use of Occam's razor in the medical profession called Hickam's dictum. It states that "patients can have as many diseases as they damn well please." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hic…
Proctor & Gamble, makers of shampoo, laundry detergent and razors, manufactured atomic bombs for the U.S. government from 1951 to 1956 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Upward of 50 percent of what we buy in a supermarket we had no intention of buying as we walked in the door. Supermarkets aren’t faring too well these days, getting by on razor-thin margins. The average supermarket has 64,000 products. We experience the overwhelming amount of choices. bonappetit.com/test-kitch…
Sharks are known for their jaws lined with razor-sharp teeth, but their skin also contributes to their ferocity. It's covered with tooth-like scalesβ€”structures known as denticles that make shark skin rough like sandpaper. popularmechanics.com/scie…
Diatomaceous earth kills insects by dehydrating AND lacerating the bug's body wherever it comes into contact with it's microscopic, razor-sharp surface absorbentproductsltd.com/…

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