The US Navy sustainably manages over 50,000 acres of forest in Indiana in order to have 150+ year old white oak trees to replace wood on the 220 year old USS Constitution. usnhistory.navylive.dodli…
Today I learned about Horatio Nelson Jackson who was the first person to drive across the continental United States and he did it for a $50 bar bet. It took him just over 2 months, having to replace most of the parts on his car. When he got it to Vermont from SF the Drive chain snapped pulling into the garage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
Scientists in China have successfully grown tooth enamel which paves the way to replace fillings & crowns. A chemical mixture applied to whole human teeth created an enamel layer 2.7 micrometers thick within 48 hours. (Calcium & phosphate ions with triethylamine in alcohol). telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
"sussudio" was just a word that came out of Phil Collins' mouth when he was playing around with a drum machine. He wanted to replace it with another word in the actual song, but couldn't find the right one, so he just left it in the final lyrics and named the song "Sussudio". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
Children's menus were created by the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to replace liquor revenue lost as a result of Prohibition. slate.com/human-interest/…
A dentist named Fred Slack helped invent the traditional form of acrylic nails used today after he broke his fingernail at work and used foil and dental acrylic to replace it. nailsmag.com/encyclopedia…
Residents in Shitterton, a hamlet in England, clubbed together to replace the town sign with one carved in 1.5 ton of stone to stop people stealing it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Today I learned: Vampira creator and actress Nurmi Maila wanted black actress Lola Falana to replace her in the 80’s revival. She pulled out when actress Cassandra Peterson was cast without her permission. dreadcentral.com/news/315…
The Oxford Junior Dictionary removed around 50 words that have to do with the natural world, in order to replace them with more "modern" words for today's tech-savvy children. Some of the removed words include acorn, dandelion, heron, newt, and otter. theguardian.com/books/201…
The night before he was set to host SNL, Nick Nolte had too much fun at Studio 54 and had to cancel. His 48 Hrs. co-star and SNL cast member, Eddie Murphy, was offered to replace him as host last minute. This would make Eddie the only cast member to ever host while still on the show. vulture.com/2019/12/snl-e…
Minesweeper's theme was so controversial in some countries that Microsoft was forced to replace the mines with flowers in some locations and rebrand it as "Flower Garden". Link instantfundas.com/2010/02…
There is a parasite that replaces the tongue of fish and changes sex in the process nationalgeographic.com/sc…
The shortest tenure for Speaker of the House is 1 day, when Theodore M. Pomeroy was elected to replace Schuyler Colfax, who resigned the day before becoming Vice President in 1869 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Lady Gaga admited that Kiss FM was the only radio station to correctly censor the song during the chorus when she replaces "poker face" with "fuck her face". Although not in the official lyrics, the switch can be heard every second repetition of the phrase during the chorus. ladygaga.fandom.com/wiki/…
Baby teeth and adult teeth coexist in toddlers. The adult teeth form and stay in the toddler’s jaw until they are ready to erupt and replace the baby teeth. wikipedia.org/wiki/Decidu…
In some US cities, local authorities regulated Trick or Treating by creating a fake holiday called "Beggars Night" to replace Halloween en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beg…
Today I learned of Stoneman's disease, an extremely rare genetic condition where the body replaces damaged tissue with bone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fib…
Bill Gates predicts that the growth of instructional software will replace textbooks. However, in a 2018 survey of college students, the trade publication Library Journal found that 75 percent say that reading print books is easier than e-books edsurge.com/news/2019-04-…
Measles can cause immune amnesia. When infected with Measles the virus replaces your memory cells with new ones and essentially resets your immune system. You are then not only infected with Measles but are susceptible to infections that you previously had built immunity to. asm.org/Articles/2019/May…
After a horse ran into No Man's Land during World War I and got shot, French soldiers decided to replace it with a fake papier-mache horse with a sniper inside. He also had a telephone wire so he could message back to the trenches on enemy movement. The ploy was discovered after three days. historydaily.org/decoy-ho…
Ketchup originates from the Chinese word kΓ΄echiap, for"fish sauce", which British traders made popular in the West by importing it from Asia in the 18th century; only afterward did tomatoes replace fish as ketchup's main ingredient thetakeout.com/why-is-ket…
The blue M&M replaced the tan M&M in 1995, people had the option to vote on which color they wanted to replace tann with and blue won with 54% of the votes content.time.com/time/spe…
Today I learned about numeronyms, words where a number is used to form an abbreviation. One of its uses is to replace the letters between the first and last letter in a word with the number of letters omitted. Thus, β€œinternationalization” becomes β€œi18n”! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Num…
Today I learned about Homo Syntheticus, the idea that we will soon take control of evolution away from nature and replace it with cybernetics & genetic engineering. techcrunch.com/2016/05/01…
Today I learned about Cymothoa exigua, a parasitic isopod that can cut off a fish's tongue and replace the tongue with itself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cym…
Planned obsolescence is illegal in France; it is a crime to intentionally shorten the lifespan of a product with the aim of making customers replace it. In early 2018, French authorities used this law to investigate reports that Apple deliberately slowed down older iPhones via software updates. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
The docking adapter on the ISS that Crew dragon is using to dock, was delivered on previous missions by SpaceX and installed by ISS astronauts to replace older soviet docking adapters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
During 1944 Harry S. Truman wasn't the original VP candidate. Henry A. Wallace, FDR's VP from 1940, was up for reelection in 1944 and was progressive but conservative leaders of the DNC were concerned for FDR's health and realized that the VP would replace FDR so they replaced him w/ Truman senate.gov/about/officers…
Today I learned of Manichaeism, a religion which thrived between the third and seventh centuries, and at its height was one of the most widespread religions in the world. Briefly the main rival to Christianity before the spread of Islam in the competition to replace classical paganism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Billy West, who does the voice of Philip J. Fry's on Futurama among other characters, intentionally made Fry's voice close to his natural voice as a job security measure because it would be more difficult to replace him. thematthewaaronshow.com/e…
Blue M&Ms didn't exist until 1995, when a poll was held to replace the tan shade of M&M that was deemed redundant in addition to the brown M&M. Of pink, blue, and purple, blue won. sallybernstein.com/food/s…
A cartel of GE, Philips and other lightbulb makers conspired to make lightbulbs burn out sooner so people would have to replace the bulbs more. Called the Phoebus Cartel, they actually fined manufacturers whose lights lasted too long. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
In Colombia, dried ants replace popcorn as the typical movie theater snack. thedailymeal.com/travel/8…
In the 19th century, profit-maximizing recipe used by milk producers was a pint of lukewarm water for every quart of milkβ€”after the cream was skimmed; To whiten the bluish liquid they added chalk and to replace skimmed-off layer of cream, they might add a final flourish of pureed calf brains theatlantic.com/magazine/…
In the California Condor Recovery Plan, researchers and breeders removed condor eggs and used condor puppets to raise and feed the chicks from those eggs. Parent condors would then lay more eggs to replace the taken eggs, thus increasing their reproductive rate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Before hiring Sammy Hagar to replace David Lee Roth, Van Halen asked Patty Smith of the band β€œScandal” and Daryl Hall from β€œDaryl Hall & John Oates” to be the replacement. grunge.com/186586/tragic-…
If you try to steal the hood ornament from a Rolls Royce made after 2004, it will instantly retreat into the chassis of the car until the owner rights it. These hood ornaments, called "The Spirit of Ecstasy", cost roughly US $4000 to replace. youtube.com/watch?time_co…
There is a festival in India called Gore Habba. Villagers celebrate by throwing & smearing cow poop at each other. Similar to La Tomatina in Spain but replace the tomatoes with cow poop. Vids in comments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
Crocodiles can replace about 3000 teeth in their lifetime. Their teeth are hollow inside so the new one can grow inside the old ones and quickly replace them en.wikiversity.org/wiki/C…
During World War I, both sides used fake trees as spy posts. To make them, engineers would find a dead tree, then take sketches of it and make a detailed replica. At night, they would then would tear out the original tree and replace it with the fake. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
In his famous scene in β€˜The Shining’, the crew made a fake door for Jack Nicholson to break through, but had to replace it with a real door as the fake one broke too quickly due to Jack previously being a Fire Marshall. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
When you get a kidney transplant, they don't replace your kidney(s), they just stick a third one in there. mayoclinic.org/tests-proc…
Today I learned about polymer banknotes, and how they're in general circulation in at least 30 countries. They were first developed in Australia to replace paper banknotes with a more secure and more durable alternative. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
James Watt calculated horsepower by measuring the output of an actual horse in order to quantify how many horses his steam engines could replace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
Southern California Edison is only now starting to replace bare power lines with insulated power lines in high wildfire risk areas. sce.com/safety/wildfire
For millennia Autism and other sudden disabilities was explained by the Changeling folklore. A fairy or demon would steal a normal baby and replace them with their own child in disguise. The Changeling would cry, scream, not display social behavior, or just become completely unresponsive. pitt.edu/~dash/changeling…
The T-shirt was invented in 1904 and marketed to bachelors who couldn't sew or replace buttons. manmadediy.com/2685-the-s…
Mexico tried to replace Santa Claus with Quetzalcoatl, a feathered serpent Aztec god laht.com/article.asp?Arti…
The US military uses the terms PSYOPs and PSYWAR to replace the word propaganda. Psychological Operations or PSYOP are planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately their behavior psywarrior.com/
Today I learned about Swahili Time. The local clock is measured from sunrise (1pm) which replaces 7am Western time . In order to convert to local time you must add six hours to GMT (+3). roadsandkingdoms.com/2015…

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