Bogs are Ireland’s original refrigerators. And they are pretty goodβ€”even 3,000-year-old bog butter is edible. We know this because archeologists tended to eat it. The secret is the anaerobic nature of the bog. Without oxygen, neither the butter nor its wooden container decomposes. daily.jstor.org/irelands-…
Before modern refrigerators, Russian and Finnish people would keep live brown frogs in their milk to keep it fresh. It was found that the secretions made by the frogs basically act as antibiotics, killing bacteria, and keeping the milk fresh and safe to drink. discovermagazine.com/envi…
A human would have to eat 300 hamburgers or a refrigerator full of food just to match the equivalent of what hummingbirds consume to survive every day. video.nationalgeographic.…
To resist early 20th century uptake of electric appliances, gas-powered radios (and refrigerators) were manufactured youtu.be/s3XCxJutUEo
IBM introduced the first hard disk drive to break the 1GB barrier in 1980. It was called the IBM 3380 and could store 2.52GB (β€œ2.52 billion characters of information,” according to IBM). Its cabinet was about the size of a refrigerator and the whole thing weighed in at 550 pounds (250 kg). pingdom.com/blog/amazing-…
In Antarctica, research centers "heat their refrigerators" to avoid food from over-freezing and allow for thawing to take place and much of the food served to researchers is often expired. youtube.com/watch?v=pzlA9…
Today I learned about absorption cooling: freeze things by burning stuff (or using residual heat from other processes, such as water heating). Patented back in 1859-1860, with the first commercial application in 1925, this process is still used today in gas powered refrigerators, typically found in RVs. youtu.be/KDPgGDCdAo4
Most refrigerator doors are reversible to account for different kitchen spaces thekitchn.com/kitchen-des…
Albert Einstein invented a green refrigerator. It had no moving parts, used not-greenhouse affecting chemicals, and only required a heat source to run. blogs.unimelb.edu.au/scie…
Refrigerators have magnetic strips so they are easy to open from both the inside and outside. In 1956 the Refridgerator Safety Act was passed to protect kids that would die inside abandoned refrigerators while playing around. goodhousekeeping.com/home…
1956 USA passed the β€žRefrigerator Safety Actβ€œ. Early refrigerators would only open from the outside and trapped/suffocated children. Magnetic strips were used on fridge doors to create an air-proof seal, but would open from the inside with a light push. Even tests with children were conducted. goodhousekeeping.com/home…
Modern appliances, including refrigerators and ovens, have a Sabbath mode. This mode allows the appliances to be used by Shabbat-observant Jews on the Shabbat and Jewish holidays en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
In an early draft of Back to the Future, the time machine was a refrigerator. It was changed because Robert Zemeckis was afraid kids would imitate the film and get trapped. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ref…
A mysterious 10-12kg (22-26lbs) icy ball fell into an Indian village. Some villagers thought it was an extra-terrestrial object. There were reports of villagers taking pieces home to put in their refrigerators. They found it was more likely to be frozen human faeces leaked from a plane overhead. bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia…
Refrigerators deliberately heat parts of themselves to avoid condensation. blog.liebherr.com/applian…
The "refrigerator test" to identify authentic versus counterfeit or adulterated extra virgin olive oil doesn't actually work ucdavis.edu/news/our-own-…
A Subway sandwich artist was trapped in a refrigerator overnight and wrote a desperate plea for help in ketchup. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
After assassinating SanjaasΓΌrengiin Zorig (who led the Mongolian Revolution that overthrew the communist government), the perpetrator(s) strangely stole a bottle of vinegar and a bottle of soy sauce from his refrigerator before fleeing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
In Back to the Future, the original idea was for the time machine to be a refrigerator, but because Robert Zemeckis was afraid that kids would imitate the film and get trapped in fridges, they changed it to a DeLorean car. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ref…
The reason why refrigerators are magnetized. Until the Refrigerator Safety Act in 1956 refrigerators could only open from the outside and many children died from getting trapped inside them. goodhousekeeping.com/home…
It's illegal to sleep outside on a refrigerator in Pennsylvania. nbcphiladelphia.com/local…
When tomatoes are stored in a refrigerator (or in an environment under 54Β° F) their flavor is impacted negatively phys.org/news/2016-10-tom…
A woman has been arrested after living undetected for almost a year. The home owner became suspicious that he was the victim of repeat burglaries after he noticed food was going missing from his refrigerator. He decided to install cameras and caught her walking around while he was out. telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
The "Einstein refrigerator" is an absorption refrigerator which has no moving parts, operates at constant pressure, and requires only a heat source to operate. It was jointly invented in 1926 by Albert Einstein and his former student LeΓ³ SzilΓ‘rd, who patented it in the US on 11/11/1930. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ein…
Refrigerators and A/C units take heat away from the air. They do not add cold air. servicechampions.net/blog…
A team of ultra low temperature physicists at Lancaster University put four Lego blocks into the world's most effective refrigerator. They managed to cool the Lego blocks down to -273.13Β°C, which is just 1.6 millidegrees above absolute zero. popularmechanics.com/scie…
Some stoves, refrigerators, and dishwashers have something called "Sabbath mode" and will not work on the Jewish Sabbath en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
Kimchi is so ubiquitous in South Korea that many households have a special fridge just for storing it. According to a consumer survey, this "kimchi refrigerator" is the #1 most desired appliance in the country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
The 29th May (also this Friday) is officially β€œPut a Pillow on Your Fridge Day”: before refrigerators were invented in the 1920s, families in Europe and the USA would place a piece of cloth on their larder for good luck once a year. daysoftheyear.com/days/pu…
Today I learned about the Illusion of Explanatory Depth which explains why many people can’t explain how a refrigerator, bicycle or a crossbow works, even though they think they can. scotthyoung.com/blog/2015…
The Pot-in-pot refrigerator uses a porous outer clay pot (lined with wet sand) containing an inner pot within which food is placed. The evaporation of the outer liquid draws heat from the inner pot, and requires only a flow of relatively dry air and a source of water, but no electricity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
Today I learned of the Refrigerator Mother Theory - in the 1950's, it was thought autism was caused by a lack of maternal warmth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ref…
Today I learned about the icebox, a gadget used before refrigerators to keep things fresh/cold. It's literally a box with ice in it. People had jobs collecting large blocks of ice to supply the icebox. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
Only 40% of Amish people use refrigerators but 97% of them use washing machines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ami…
Refrigerators have magnetic doors because the old design killed kids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ref…
There is a phenomenon in the UK called TV Pickup, during which an electrical surge/strain occurs as millions of people watching the same television programs all use their bathrooms or open their refrigerators at the same time during commercial breaks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
Many turtles and tortoises are kept in refrigerators to artificially hibernate over the winter. tortoisetrust.org/article…
Today I learned that Albert Einstein and LeΓ³ SzilΓ‘rd (inventor of the nuclear fission reactor) invented a refrigerator in their spare time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ein…
Today I learned of Dr Thomas Midgley. He is responsible for adding lead to fuel and for the creation of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) used in refrigerators. He is credited for doing more damage to the atmosphere than any other living organism ever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
55% of Americans do not how to use the "crisper" drawers in their refrigerator, the purpose of which are to efficiently store fruits and vegetables at a different humidity than the rest of the fridge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
Some appliances, such as refrigerators and ovens, have a β€œSabbath mode,” that forces them to comply with the β€œHalakha” Jewish Law. products.geappliances.com…
During the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami on 26 December 2004, fishermen said they saw with their own eyes "the reality of generations of legends . . . the remains of ancient temples and hundreds of refrigerator-sized blocks, all briefly exposed before the sea swallowed them up again." cbsnews.com/news/tsunami-…
The Back to the Future time machine was originally supposed to be a fridge. In the original draft of Back To The Future, the time machine was attached to a refrigerator, and β€œtaken to the Nevada desert test site for the atomic bomb.” slashfilm.com/how-back-to…
Leslie David Baker, aka Stanley Hudson from The Office, released an EDM song and accompanying music video in 2014 featuring Leslie sporting a bath robe dancing with bikini-clad ladies. His refrigerator also gives him a hand job at one point. youtu.be/DCT2IvjnYP0
In preparation for her wedding to Agassi, Brooke Shields embarks on an exercise regimen and hangs an inspiration photo on the refrigerator door. The photo is of the woman who Shields thinks has perfect legs. The woman is Agassi’s future second wife, Steffi Graf. amp.news.com.au/world/and…
Before we had refrigerators people had ice boxes which used big blocks of ice to keep your perishables cool americanhistory.si.edu/bl…
Samsung had to recall hundreds of thousands of refrigerators because they were exploding. acr-news.com/fridge-explo…
The world's first hard drive was larger than a refrigerator and could hold only 5 MB of storage wired.com/2014/01/tech-ti…
In Los Angeles, refrigerators are considered an amenity according to municipal code.About 50% of L.A. apartments don't come with a refrigerator and landlords aren't required to provide one. laweekly.com/news/its-tim…

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