Lowrider hydraulics were designed as a way to bypass the law - when it became illegal in California to drive cars with any part lower than the bottoms of wheel rims, the hydraulics allowed lowrider drivers to avoid conflict with the law by temporarily raising their vehicles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low…
North Korea has their own basketball rules: slam dunks are worth three points, field goals in the final three minutes of the game are worth eight points, three-pointers are worth four if the ball doesn't touch the rim, and a point is deducted for missed free throws. heraldsun.com.au/sport/ba…
Extreme form of patterned baldness in which only a thin rim of hair remains at the sides and the back of the head is called Hippocratic Wreath. britannica.com/science/ba…
The Chicxulub impact crater (from the asteroid that killed the non-avian dinosaurs) can be seen today as a series of sinkholes. The buried rock on the rim of the crater redirects groundwater that causes the limestone above it to dissolve and form sinkholes called cenotes. atlasobscura.com/places/c…
Most aerosol cans have a little dot painted on the rim that, when aligned with the nozzle, help you get every last drop of the product out before you run out of propellant. There’s a curved straw inside that runs down the edge of the can and that dot lines up with the bottom of that straw. thegardenfrogboutique.com…
The Republic of Vanuatu (on a small Pacific island) has an underwater post office, and a post box on the rim of an active volcano vanuatupost.vu/index.php/…
J.R.R. Tolkien. once received a goblet from a fan inscribed with "One Ring to Rule Them All..." inscribed on the rim in black speech. Tolkien never drank out of it, since it was written in an accursed language, and instead used it as an ashtray. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Today I learned about Otto, an octopus that was able to climb onto the rim of his tank, squirt a jet of water to a bright light shining into his aquarium and cause a power outage. Staff believe that Otto had been annoyed by the lamp telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
Although the breakaway basketball rim (a rim that contains a hinge and a spring to prevent the glass backboard from shattering) became a a required equipment upgrade in 1982, Shaquille O'Neal dunked so hard that he still broke the rims off its supports. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
Today I learned of coin clipping, the act of shaving off a small portion of a precious metal coin for melting the clippings into bullion or to make new coins. Coin clipping is why many coins have the rim marked with stripes or other engravings, a counterfeiting practice devised by Issac Newton. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
North Korea has its own distinct basketball rules, such as three points for a dunk, four points for a three-pointer that does not touch the rim, minus one point for missing a free throw, and eight points for a basket scored in the final three seconds. heraldsun.com.au/sport/ba…
Each year two to three people fall from the rim of the Grand Canyon. mygrandcanyonpark.com/par…
Karel Soucek, the man who went over Niagra Falls in a barrel, died when he tried to recreate a similar stunt at the Houston Astrodome. Enclosed in a barrel 180 feet up, he was supposed to drop into a tank of water, however, the barrel hit the rim of the tank, killing him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
Bone Conduction is when sound moves to the inner ear through the bones of the skull. Ludwig van Beethoven used bone conduction after losing most of his hearing, by placing one end of a rod in his mouth and resting the other end on the rim of his piano. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
North Korea plays basketball with different rules. Dunks are worth 3 points. Three-pointers that do not touch the rim are worth 4 points. Teams lose points when they miss their free throws. legacy.sandiegouniontribu…
Nepenthes lowii is a plant that eats bird shit. The plant and tree shrew have a symbiotic relationship. The shape of the pitcher rim and the position of the nectar ensure that the bird's hindquarters are over the rim while it feeds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
In 2015 Joe Harmon built a supercar body, rims, and interior out of wood. designboom.com/technology…
That the rims of a corduroy jacket are called the "wale" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Today I learned about Batagaika crater. A man made crater in Northeastern Russia that is expanding as the permafrost thaws. Archeologists find ice age fossils buried in the mud around the rim of the crater. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Today I learned of a one handed drum roll technique known as a "Gravity Roll" or a "Gravity Blast". The drummer strikes the drum, rests the stick on the rim of the drum, bringing the back of the stick down in a seesaw motion, then quickly brings the stick back up, striking the drum again. youtube.com/watch?v=ir_KZ…
In the Star Wars Universe, Ewok Jerky was a popular snack across the Outer Rim. starwars.wikia.com/wiki/E…
In 1971 the Apollo 15 descent module piloted by David Scott and James Irwin had landed on the rim of a crater at an eleven degree angle. The limit for a safe ascent from the moon was twelve degrees. nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/…
In North Korean basketball, you get three points for a dunk, four points for a three pointer that doesn't touch the rim, and eight points for a basket scored in the final three seconds. A missed free throw means minus-one point. legacy.signonsandiego.com…
To graze, cows pull the grass with their raspy tongue, because they lack teeth! They lack upper incisors. These incisors present in all ruminants are replaced by a hard horn rim, which allows to pinch the grass with the lower incisors, grass that they sometimes swallow without chewing. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
In 2002 Sony released a "copy-proof" CD to combat music piracy. Hackers immediately circumvented this design by scribbling on the rim of the CDs with a Sharpie. usatoday30.usatoday.com/m…
Today I learned about blind drummer Joe Morello who once soloed in the song "Unsquare Dance" without using drums in 7/4 time. Using only claps, sticks, and the rim, he is the laugh at the end of the track as he was surprised that they had actually recorded the take. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uns…
Today I learned about the Carr Fire, a large 2018 wildfire in CA that was caused by a tire rim when the tire blew out, causing the rim to scrape against the road which produced sparks that ignited vegetation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
There was a movie called Atlantic Rim released three days before the release of Pacific Rim. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
In North Korea's version of basketball, a dunk counts as three, you get an extra point on a three pointer that doesn't touch the rim, eight if you score in the last three seconds, and -1 for a missed free throw slate.com/blogs/the_slate…
Research In Motion's Career Postings site is www.rim.jobs rim.jobs
Rim refers to the edge of a cup, brim usually refers to the inside edge...in the late 1600s, people started using brimming as an adjective to describe streams and rivers that were filled to overflowing. Rim, on the other hand, has not spawned an adjective form that means overflowing. quickanddirtytips.com/edu…
North Korea invented its own basketball scoring system: three points for a dunk, four points for a three pointer that doesn't touch the rim, and eight points for a basket scored in the final three seconds deadspin.com/5988085/nort…
A lawyer in Quebec requested a DNA test for a Tim Hortans 'Roll up the Rim' cup to determine its 'real winner' in 2006 cbc.ca/news/canada/lawyer…
The tallest basketball player in the world can grab the rim without jumping and plays on the Globetrotters harlemglobetrotters.com/p…
There’s an IMAX theatre at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon that has only one showing: A 35 minute film highlighting the history and the beauty of the canyon. explorethecanyon.com/imax…
The outer edge or rim of a pizza is called the cornicoine slice.seriouseats.com/arc…
Pacific Rim's "Gipsy Danger" is not spelled "gypsy" because it's named after the de Havilland Gipsy, a plane engine invented in 1927. uncanny.ch/2013/07/13/gip…
The hub of a wire(bicycle) rim "hangs" from the spokes at the top and is not supported by the spokes at the bottom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wir…
(because of Morse Code day) that the phrase "We Win When We Work Willingly" was inscribed in Morse Code around the rim of the 1943-45 Victory Nickel. onetuberadio.com/2015/01/…
When drinking in China, keeping the rim of your glass below your drinking companion’s is a sign of respect. offtrackplanet.com/magazi…
Karl Egloff scaled the 22,837-foot Aconcagua mountain in record time by making the entire 50-mile endeavor in 11 hours, 52 minutes, and Kilimanjaro’s Kibo rim (19,340 feet) in just 6 hours, 42 minutes. outsideonline.com/1931036…
In North Korean basketball, you get three points for a dunk, four points for a three pointer that doesn't touch the rim, and eight points for a basket scored in the final three seconds. A missed free throw means minus-one point. legacy.signonsandiego.com…
From 1943 to 1945, Canadian five cent pieces had a motivational motto in Morse code engraved around the rim to stimulate the war effort: WE WIN WHEN WE WORK WILLINGLY en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
The dark rim around the iris is called the limbal ring and is linked to attractiveness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim…
The fire/smoke/water simulation system created for The Last Airbender (2010) has been used in over 20 other films including Iron Man, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pacific Rim, Mission Impossible, Captain America, and Star Trek. youtube.com/watch?v=-FqzK…
The tires on a Bugatti Veyron can be removed from the rims only in France, a service which reportedly costs €70,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bug…
Abrams ditched "Cloverfield 2" due to the rise of recent kiaju films (Godzilla, Pacific Rim, etc). fandango.com/movie-news/e…
Famous 6'1" street-baller, Earl 'the Goat' Manigault's signature move was the double dunk. He would dunk the ball, catch it with his left hand, switch it to his right, bring it back around and dunk it again, all done while still in the air on a single jump, and without hanging on the rim. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
Coffee is so serious in Canada, McDonalds gives away free Java to compete with "roll up the rim" from Tim Hortons. torontolife.com/daily-dis…
There is a film studio called The Asylum that has produced dozens of knockoff B movies (Snakes on a Train, The Da Vinci Treasure, Transmorphers, Atlantic Rim, etc.) and has never lost money on a film, usually breaking even within 3 months en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…

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