After the holidays, there is a spike of pets being returned to animals shelters due to them being gifted with little thought to the long term responsibilities of pet ownership. wtkr.com/2019/12/24/pets-…
In 2016 the writer of Dragonball Evolution formally apologized to fans of the franchise. He said that he approached the project with no passion and only wanted the money. He accepted full responsibility for the quality of the film and viewed it as a learning experience. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
Today I learned of the Mosuo people, a matriarchial society where its men have minimal responsibility in society, beyond "nighttime visits", raising their sisters children (but not their own), fishing and the occasional pig slaughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
Today I learned about 46 million dollars’ worth of Australian $50 bill went into circulation in 10/2018 had a typo error. It went unnoticed for mos. until it was spotted by radio listener.The central bank misspelled the word β€œresponsibility” as β€œRESPONSIBILTY" & said the error will be fixed in future print runs reuters.com/article/us-au…
Classical "angels" are the lowest tier of God's servants in traditional Christian Angelology. There are actually nine angelic orders, each with distinct responsibilities. The highest orders appear as firey beings with six wings, four-faced creatures covered in eyes, and chariot wheels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
In 2001 on Kensington High Street they removed the barriers preventing pedestrians from straying into the street where they're not supposed to and the number of pedestrian accidents dropped by 60%. The theory is that drivers were more aware and pedestrians took more responsibility. theguardian.com/artanddes…
Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. asunow.asu.edu/content/sc…
A California dam collapse in 1928 is considered one of the worst engineering disasters in US history. Its chief engineer took sole responsibility, testifying, "If there was an error in human judgment, I was the human." Over 400 people were killed when the dam failed in the middle of the night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St.…
Noblesse oblige is generally used to imply that with wealth, power, and prestige come responsibilities. Privilege must be balanced by duty towards those who lack such privilege. It can describe a person taking the blame for something in order to solve an issue or save someone else. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nob…
The phrase "the buck stops here" originates from the game of poker during the American Frontier. A marker, such as a knife with a buckhorn handle, would signify the dealer for each round. If they refused the responsibility, they could pass the "buck" to the next player. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
Focus puller is a member of a camera department whose primary responsibility is to maintain the camera lens's optical focus on whatever subject or action is being filmed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foc…
U.S. General Dwight Eisenhower had a speech prepared in the event that the 1944 D-Day invasion failed. In the speech he takes full responsibility for the failure of the operation. npr.org/2013/06/08/189535…
Qubilah Shabazz tried to arrange the murder of Louis Farrakhan because of his responsibility in the death of her father. Malcolm X. history.com/this-day-in-h…
The first British ship sunk in WW2 was the passenger liner SS Athenia on 3 September 1939, after she was mistaken for an armed auxiliary ship. German authorities denied responsibility, to avoid provoking the US into entering the war en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_…
General Dwight Eisenhower wrote a letter before D-Day, accepting full responsibility in case the Allied invasion of Normandy failed mentalfloss.com/article/5…
In Japan and Taiwan, it is common to wear a face mask in flu season to avoid infecting others or being infected in public settings, as a show of consideration for others and social responsibility news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/progr…
The famous Spider-Man quote "With great power comes great responsibility" is NOT said by Uncle Ben, but originally appears in a narrative caption of the comic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit…
Alain Mabanckou is among the best known and most successful writers in the French language and one of the best known African writers in France. He is also controversial, and criticized by some African and diaspora writers for stating Africans bear responsibility for their own misfortune en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
A New York Judge in 2017 jailed 46 people when a cell phone rang in Court and no one took responsibility cnet.com/news/cell-phone-…
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit has pastoral responsibility over the Cayman Islands en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
In 2017, elevated radioactivity levels were detected across Europe. While the increase was not dangerous for Europeans, it was estimated that people in a radius of several km from whatever happened were at severe risk. Nobody has assumed responsibility yet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Jaywalking is not illegal in the UK, and that while pedestrian crossings are plentiful, they are not compulsory to use. Ultimately, it is seen as the personal responsibility of the individual to make a sound enough judgement to cross safely. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay…
General Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote a speech in which he took full personal responsibility for the failure of D-Day. History had other plans, however. npr.org/2013/06/08/189535…
General Eisenhower wrote a personal letter of rebuke in case the D-day landings failed, in which he accepted full responsibility for the failure. He refused to blame the troops at all and commended them for their valour, intending to dedicate the letter to them if the landings failed. latimes.com/nation/nation…
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is the first billionaire to fall off the Forbes billionaire list because of charitable giving: "You have a moral responsibility when you've been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently." mic.com/articles/92225/on…
The 'Green Dot' symbol does not indicate that the item it features on is recyclable. Rather, it is "a mark of the producer's environmental responsibility and contribution to recycling". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Tokyo has its own superhero. He’s Mangetsu-Man, a self-made hero who’s taken up the responsibility of keeping the city clean. He wears a β€œfull moon” head, purple bodysuit, oversized UGG boots with matching gloves, and uses a voice dictation app to hide his voice. pri.org/stories/2014-09-0…
The FDA’s guidance documents for additives & plastic safety do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe the Agency’s current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. fda.gov/regulatory-inform…
Today I learned of elder rights activist Maggie Kuhn who founded the activist group Gray Panthers. She advocated for intergenerational housing, opposed the Vietnam War, attempted to reduce the taboo surrounding the sexualities of older people, and believed teenagers should have more societal responsibility. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
When his teammate died on the pitch due to cardiac arrest, Italian footballer Antonio Di Natale took financial responsibility of his disabled sister as his teammate was her only living relative left. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
John Wayne, in a 1971 interview with Playboy, said: β€œI believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t feel guilty about the fact that five or ten generations ago these people were slaves” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 1919, Ford wanted to use extra profits to raise employee wages and employ more people. Dodge sued them, saying a corporation's only responsibility is to increase shareholder value. This set the precedent for current US corporate law. law.illinois.edu/aviram/D…
Smallpox was almost eradicated when an outbreak in the Univ. of Birmingham happened at 1978. Janet Parker, the last smallpox victim, died a month later and Henry Bedson, head of the School, killed himself "victim of his own dedicated conscientiousness and his extreme sense of responsibility". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
Most Japanese schools do not employ janitors or custodians. The Japanese education system believes that requiring students to clean the school themselves teaches respect, responsibility, and emphasizes equality. ehow.com/about_6127367_do…
There is a railway in Budapest, Hungary which is run by children. It's a throwback to the days of communism, when Hungary, as a satellite state of the Soviet Union, created the Pioneer Railway to give children the chance to learn teamwork and responsibility. catchbudapest.com/childre…
Engineers trained in Canada wear an β€œIron Ring” upon the completion of their schooling to remind them of the job’s responsibilities. Only other engineers are invited to attend a private presentation ceremony, called the β€œRitual of the Calling of an Engineer”. gineersnow.com/engineerin…
In 2004, 200 women in India, armed with vegetable knives , stormed into a courtroom and hacked to death a serial rapist whose trial was underway. Then every woman claimed responsibility for the murder. theguardian.com/world/200…
Her Majesty's Coastguard of the UK don't actually operate any ships instead focus on search and rescue with Rhibs and aircraft. Defence and law enforcement is the responsibility of the Royal navy, Border force and police. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
After 200 women in India attacked and killed a serial rapist, the five women who were originally arrested got released when every woman from their slum claimed responsibility. opposingviews.com/i/socie…
Dennis Rader - The BTK killer, gave himself the name, In 1978, he sent a letter to television station KAKE in Wichita, claiming responsibility for the murders of 3 victims, suggested many possible names for himself, including the one that stuck: BTK. He also demanded media attention. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
A so-called "Statue of Responsibility" was coined in the 1940s and is finally proposed to be built on the West Coast of the U.S.A. (because liberty is said to need to be supplemented with responsibility). sdcitybeat.com/culture/fe…
The term 'Parentification:' which refers to the process through which children are assigned the role of an adult, taking on both emotional and functional responsibilities that typically are performed by the parent tc.columbia.edu/publicati…
By the means of a blank cartridge the diffusion of responsibility makes the execution process more reliable because it allows each member of the firing squad to believe afterwards that he did not personally fire a fatal shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe…
The 1981 trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, aka the "Devil Made Me Do It" case, is the first known court case in the US in which the defense sought to prove innocence based upon the defendant's claim of demonic possession and denial of personal responsibility for the crime. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
A study that gave nursing home residents pot plants to care for and emphasized their self-responsibility found a significantly lower 18-month mortality rate (15% vs 30%) compared to residents who were told that staff were responsible for them as patients and would care for their plants. nytimes.com/2014/10/26/ma…
Today I learned about Unschooling, which believes in students learning through their natural life experiences including play, household responsibilities, personal interests and curiosity, internships and work experience, travel, books, elective classes, family, mentors, and social interaction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uns…
In Iran, boys can't be held responsible for a crime under the age of 15. For girls, the age of criminal responsibility is 9. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
Today I learned of False flags - a covert operation designed to deceive; the deception creates the appearance of a particular party, group, or nation being responsible for some activity, disguising the actual source of responsibility. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
School officials used a 15 year old as bait to catch another student suspected of sexual abuse, and still denies responsibility for her being raped because of it. mastandoartrip.com/protec…
The standard Christian interpretation of environmentalism is that of "stewardship" and responsibility, implying a caretaking attitude en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…

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