In a 2018 English women's football (soccer) match, the referee, upon being without a coin for the pregame coin toss, had the team captains play rock paper scissors to determine which team would kick-off. The referee was subsequently suspended by the FA for three weeks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
There exists a game called RPS-101, a variant of rock-paper-scissors with 101 choices instead of just 3. There are 5050 different outcomes. umop.com/rps101.htm
A pair of hand-made bonsai scissors made by a Japanese craftsman can cost up to $35,000 highsnobiety.com/p/sasuke…
Rock paper scissors was invented in China. It was dated by a chinese author to go back to 206-220 CE, and was known as 'shoushiling'. It also had many variants spread across China, such as frog, slug and snake. wrpsa.com/the-official-hi…
Much of the 2006 movie "World Trade Center" was filmed in Los Angeles. The producers went to Ground Zero on a scissors lift and took 500k 360-degree photos to recreate the site in LA in an old aircraft hangar using manufactured foam and shipping containers. 50 rescuers were hired as consultants. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Rock paper scissors is a game that goes back 2000 years to ancient Han China. The game spread throughout Asia with various characters, often animals, replacing the desk supplies we know today. In a version, a village chief is beaten by a fox, who is beaten by a hunter, who is beaten by the chief wrpsa.com/the-official-hi…
The job title for marrying two halves of an expensive set of hand made scissors is a "Master putter togetherer" youtu.be/bK4AWtTV3h4
In the Rock, Paper, Scissors game, on the first throw, paper is the best choice. Paper ties with paper and statistically, scissors is the least popular choice overall. Also, men favor rock. telegraph.co.uk/men/think…
There once existed a Rock Paper Scissors tournament in USA latimes.com/archives/la-x…
, according to the Chinese Ming-Dynasty (17th century) era book "Wuzazu" by Xie Zhaozhi, the game Rock Paper Scissors dates back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). In Japan, its earliest form "mushi-ken", players picked from a frog (kawazu), a slug (namekuji), or a snake (hebi). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
There are 7 main types of non-standard door designs for cars: Butterfly (f. ex. on McLaren Senna), Gullwing (i.e. DeLorean doors), Scissors ("Lambo doors"), Sliding (for vans), Suicide doors, Canopy (rare), and Swan doors, and that there are hundreds of cars (many hi-ends) using them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Boston Corbett, the soldier who killed Abraham Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth, was devoutly religious and amongst other things castrated himself with a pair of scissors in 1858, believing it would help him resist temptation by women and get into heaven. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
There is a variation of rock paper scissors with 15 different hand combinations wrpsa.com/different-varia…
Rock, paper, scissors is 2,000 years old wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_p…
Two businessmen in QuΓ©bec bet $517,000 on a best-of-three game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The loser had to sign a notarized recognition of the debt contract, secured with a mortgage over the loser’s house. fasken.com/en/knowledge/2…
The name for a person who makes and puts together scissors and shears is a "putter-togetherer". ernestwright.co.uk/crafts…
Boston Corbett - the man who killed John Wilkes Booth (the man who killed Abraham Lincoln) - most likely suffered from psychosis due to inhaling mercury fumes in his job as a hatter, and once castrated himself with a pair of scissors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
Astronaut Ron Evans spent more time in lunar orbit than anyone else alive. Evans also lost his scissors. Each crew member was assigned a pair, and they were crucial as Evans needed them to rip open food packets. He would be alone in orbit for days while his two crewmates were on the surface space.com/20788-ron-evans…
In Japan, Rock-Paper-Scissors is used to decide things as trivial as who gets the extra milk to multi-million dollar decisions notesofnomads.com/rock-pa…
Stork embroidery scissors were originally umbilical clamps used by midwives to restrict blood flow before cutting. Midwives began sharpening them as sewing scissors to use during the long awaited times before delivery. hobbylark.com/misc/Why-ar…
There are Rock Paper Scissors tournaments regularly held and they often offer hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in rewards theatlantic.com/entertain…
The game Rock Paper Scissors is as old as the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). It was also known in Japan as Slug Frog Snake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
In 2005 an art collector had Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction houses play Rock Paper Scissors to decide who got to sell his twenty million dollar collection. nytimes.com/2005/04/29/ar…
The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC was opened by a signal relayed through the Viking I Mars Lander to a remote pair of scissors to cut the ribbon. smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
After a day of heavy drinking and drug taking, two Irish sisters killed and dismembered their mother's boyfriend after he made unwanted sexual advances towards one of the sisters. They were dubbed the Scissor Sisters by the media after the American pop band. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci…
Boston Corbet, the soldier responsible for killing John Wilkes Booth, has cut off his own testicles with a pair of scissors rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln3…
An inmate confronted Al Capone to get back when he cut in the line, Al asked him if he knows who he is and while holding scissors to Capone's neck he replied: "Yeah, I know who you are, greaseball. And if you don't get back to the end of that fucking line, I'm gonna know who you were." realitytvworld.com/pophol…
Today I learned about the common side-blotched lizard which has three different male forms that use different strategies to attract mates. The three morphs compete against each other following a pattern of rock, paper, scissors, where one morph has advantages over another but is outcompeted by the third. nature.com/articles/38024…
The Bobbit worm, which attacks its prey with scissor-like jaws, is named after Lorena Bobbitt. She cut off her husband's penis while he was asleep in bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eun…
Today I learned of Thomas "Boston" Corbett, the man who shot and killed John Wilkes Booth. He had severe mental issues his entire life due to handling mercury from making hats and at one point castrated himself with a pair of scissors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
Boston Corbett, the man who (probably) killed John Wilkes Booth, was also a religious fanatic who castrated himself with a pair of scissors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
There was a professional Rock, Paper, Scissors championship, with the winner taking home $50,000 wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_Ro…
The Modern Style of the High Jump is Called "The Fosbury Flop" Which was Created by Dick Fosbury in the Mid-60's. This new method completely revolutionized the sport and was adopted internationally. Prior to this style of jump, most jumpers used either the "Scissor Kick" or the "Western Roll". youtube.com/watch?v=tBmOF…
A Japanese art collector asked auction houses Christie's and Southebie's to play Rock, Paper, Scissors to decide who will sell his art collection. Christie's won, sold the collection for $20 million, and earned millions of dollars in commission. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Researchers at U of Tokyo have created a robot hand that has a 100% winning rate playing rock-paper-scissors. It does so by "cheating", using a high-speed camera to recognize the shape within 1 millisecond. youtube.com/watch?v=3nxjj…
Metallic scissors, as we know them today, were invented in 100 AD. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci…
Today I learned about Mr. Immortal, a Marvel Comics Superhero with no special powers except immortality, who has been killed in ways including crushing, burning, self-impalement on giant novelty scissors, bear trap, cannon, chainsaw, piranhas, ferrets, spear and alcohol poisoning three times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
In Boston, a truck full of scissors became stuck under a low bridge and spilled its cargo, causing more than 30 cars to get flat tires en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
In 2006 a Florida judge got tired of opposing lawyers squabbling over the location of a deposition (an unimportant minutia) and ordered them to play Rock Paper Scissors, with the winner deciding the location. nytimes.com/2006/06/09/us…
An underage drunk girl at Chilliest 2015 got herself out of a ticket by winning a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The 3 police officers let the girl go after she beat scissors with rock but they ended up getting in trouble when witnesses posted Vines and the videos went viral. theeagle.com/news/local/o…
An art collector made Sothebys and Christie's auction houses fight each other rock paper scissors to decide which got to auction $20M of paintings artsy.net/article/artsy-e…
Rock paper scissors is over 2,000 years old wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock–p…
In Madrid, you can get a haircut from Alberto Olmedo, who uses a samurai sword, six pairs of scissors at a time, and a blowtorch to cut hair. elpais.com/elpais/2015/12…
An inmate confronted Al Capone to get back when he cut in the line, Al asked him if he knows who he is and while holding scissors to Capone's neck he replied: "Yeah, I know who you are, greaseball. And if you don't get back to the end of that fucking line, I'm gonna know who you were." realitytvworld.com/pophol…
The video game mechanics of Mega Man was inspired by Rock Paper Scissors in that using certain Boss weapons can cause better damage against some bosses than other weapons en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meg…
There is a World Rock Paper Scissors Society that started in London, England and moved to Toronto, Canada in 1918 because Canadians are nicer. worldrps.com/about-the-wo…
Words which usually appear in plural form, such as trousers or scissors, are called Plurale Tantum. Though they generally only appear in the plural, singular forms exist in common phrases, like trouser press. A word that generally appears as singular is called a Singulare Tantum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plu…
Today I learned of Batman's Treaty, in which Melbourne Australia was purchased from the Native's for various items including 4 flannel jackets, 150lbs of flour, and 62 pairs of scissors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In 1998, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin nearly stabbed a teammate to death with a pair of scissors over a barbershop dispute theversed.com/10506/sciss…
Today I learned of an evolutionary rock-paper-scissors mechanism. Three variants of the Common Side-Blotched Lizard compete for mates; Orange males are adapted to steal mates from Blue males, who are adapted to steal mates from Yellow males, who in turn are adapted to steal mates from Orange males. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…

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