The job title for marrying two halves of an expensive set of hand made scissors is a "Master putter togetherer" youtu.be/bK4AWtTV3h4
, 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 is a variation of rock paper scissors with 15 different hand combinations wrpsa.com/different-varia…
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…
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…
Rock, paper, scissors is 2,000 years old wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_p…
The name for a person who makes and puts together scissors and shears is a "putter-togetherer". ernestwright.co.uk/crafts…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
There are Rock Paper Scissors tournaments regularly held and they often offer hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in rewards theatlantic.com/entertain…
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…
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 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…
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…
Boston Corbet, the soldier responsible for killing John Wilkes Booth, has cut off his own testicles with a pair of scissors rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln3…
There was a professional Rock, Paper, Scissors championship, with the winner taking home $50,000 wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_Ro…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Boston Corbett - the man who shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth - castrated himself with a pair of scissors in order to avoid sexual temptation and remain holy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Rock paper scissors is over 2,000 years old wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock–p…
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…
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…
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…
There are special scissors made to cut and shape bonsai trees that can cost as much as $35,000 take over a week with 10 hours of work a day. highsnobiety.com/p/sasuke…
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…
A US Judge Once Settled a Legal Dispute With a Game of Rock, Paper, Scissors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
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…
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…
A federal judge once ordered obnoxious lawyers to resolve a petty and meaningless dispute with a game of rock, paper, scissors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Boothe, years earlier had castrated himself with scissors after reading a bible passage. He was thought to have gone insane from inhaling fumes while making hats, with symptoms that persisted his whole life wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston…
The scissor doors were invented because a concept car didn't have good rear visibility and the doors allowed the driver to open the door and lean his body out in order to see behind the car during parking en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci…
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…
A group of researchers in Japan have taught chimpanzees how to play Rock/Paper/Scissors. pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/na…
A collector with works by Picasso, CΓ©zanne and van Gogh contacted Christie's and Sotheby's, and had them play RPS for the rights to auction the $20 million collection. Christie's director's young daughters chose scissors, because "Everyone expects you to choose rock". Sotheby's chose paper. nytimes.com/2005/04/29/ar…
A Chinese scissors company has been making scissors since 1663. bbc.com/news/business-221…
Rock Paper Scissors was invented in China, but popularized in Japan, where it's called Janken tofugu.com/japan/janken/
A Japanese business man made two big auction houses fight for his $20 million worth of business over a single game or Rock, Paper, Scissors (Roshambo) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a robot hand that has a 100% winning rate playing rock–paper–scissors. Using a high-speed camera, the robot recognizes within one millisecond which shape the human hand is making, then produces the corresponding winning shape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Surgeons hold scissors with their thumb and ring fingers. wikisurgery.com/index.php…
Boston Corbett, the man who found and shot John Wilkes Booth, was completely insane from handling mercury as a hatter; this led to him castrating himself with a pair of scissors. theamericanscholar.org/th…
Scientists in the University of Tokyo have created a robot that can always beat a human at rock-paper-scissors, at a 100% win rate. It uses a camera that can recognise the position and shape of the human hand to throw a winning move, all within a millisecond. ibtimes.co.uk/robot-wins-…
The game Rock Paper Scissors has Asian origin and dates back to 207 BC where it was originally called 'hand command' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
"Roshambo" (aka rock-paper-scissors) has no association whatsoever with the Comte de Rochambeau, but came from a 17th century Chinese game translated into Japanese and Anglicized in the 1930's. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
In Japan there is a robot that wins rock paper scissors 100% of the time (guaranteed) abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntr…
The first national champion of the "USA Rock Paper Scissors League" was crowned in 2006 and won $50,000. The event was televised on the A&E cable network. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA…
Chimpanzees are able to learn how to play rock-paper-scissors atlasobscura.com/articles…
Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth, was a religious fanatic who castrated himself with scissors after being tempted by prostitutes. He’s thought to have had psychosis from exposure to mercury fumes, an occupational hazard for hat makers in this period ("mad as a hatter"). washingtonian.com/2015/04…
Cars with gull wing or scissor doors often have explosive bolts on the door hinges that fire if the car rolls over, allowing occupants to escape. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…
Dallas Cowboys Receiver and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin once stabbed a teammate in the neck with scissors for not getting out of "his" chair. profootballtalk.nbcsports…
There are 8 "Gambits" in rock paper scissors; proven strategies that in part define competitive RPS worldrps.com/game-basics/…
One of the common Chinese superstitions is that pregnant women cannot hold scissors or knife in bedroom. Chinese people believe that holding a scissor during pregnancy would lead to giving birth to a baby with cleft lip. tutormandarin.net/en/chin…
Researchers at the University of Tokyo created a robot that defeats a human opponent 100% of the time in rock, paper, scissors by using high-speed cameras. extremetech.com/extreme/2…
In 2006, the two opposing parties in a court case couldn't decide where to hold a deposition, so the judge ruled that they would meet on the front steps of the courthouse for a game of rock-paper-scissors to settle the argument. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Running With Scissors, the videogame company that created the Postal shooter series, has disowned the game Postal III, officially describing it as "a borderline-broken, boring, frustrating, unfinished mess", noting "there was nothing we could do stop it" and asking people not purchase it runningwithscissors.com/?…
An Australian woman appeared in court charged with repeatedly stabbing her partner with a pair of scissors in the back, shoulder and thigh because he played Elvis Presley's song 'Burning Love' over and over again. abc.net.au/news/2006-02-0…
Grape Scissors were used in Victorian fine dining to cut grape stalks. After being correctly cut, the diner could then use their fingers. Victorian etiquette frowned on the use of fingers, which led to the rise in popularity of such small specialised tools. Grape scissors are still made today. collections.vam.ac.uk/ite…
A robot has a 100% winning rate playing rock-paper-scissors. Using a high-speed camera, the robot recognizes within one millisecond which shape the human hand is making, then produces the corresponding winning shape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Kitchen scissors have a built in bottle opening function as well as other useful tools. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci…
Hong Kong's current coin designs were done quickly and covertly in "a simple scissors and paste job that a primary school child would find easy" according to the designer, Joseph Yam. hkma.gov.hk/eng/publicati…
The man who killed John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln's Assassin, was a religious zealot who castrated himself with a pair of scissors in order to remain holy. theamericanscholar.org/th…
Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock was around long before the Big Bang Theory referenced it samkass.com/theories/RPSS…
There's a lizard whose mating behavior follows a Rock-Paper-Scissors evolutionary strategy. Males have 1 of 3 throat colors where orange beats blue, blue beats yellow, and yellow beats orange. For 4-5 years, one strategy dominates, after which the strategy that exploits its weakness takes over. psychology.wikia.com/wiki…
Hair salon scissors are held with the thumb on one hole and the rest of the fingers around the other one in a straight line. I also learned that the reason why the scissors are moved back after the cut is to give a more precise cut. youtube.com/watch?v=Gd_yS…
Kristian Nairn who plays Hodor from Game of Thrones is a successful DJ who performed with Scissor Sisters and Calvin Harris and he is also a World of Warcraft Enthusiast thefw.com/game-of-thrones…
In 2006, an American federal judge ordered opposing sides in a lengthy court case to settle a trivial (but lengthily debated) point over a game of rock-paper-scissors. nytimes.com/2006/06/09/us…
How To Win At Rock Paper Scissors thesmartass.info/writes/a…
According to the official rules of Rock, Paper, Scissors, the play is made on "shoot"; i.e. "rock, paper, scissors, shoot". usarps.com/rules/
How to gain an edge in Rock, Paper, Scissors. flowingdata.com/2010/07/3…
Today I learned of the Condorcet Paradox, a scenario in which a society prefers 3 candidates in a rock-paper-scissors fashion: each candidate would beat one candidate but lose to the other en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vot…
You can sharpen dull scissors by cutting folded aluminum foil. ehow.com/how_5297369_shar…
A Marvel Comics superhero exists 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 python. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
The side-blotched lizard uses a 'rock-paper-scissors' mating mechanism, with Orange throated males beating blue, blue throated beating yellow throated, and yellow beating orange. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
In a game of Rock Paper Scissors, Europeans and North Americans use a different number of arm pumps before showing their hand. worldrps.com/game-basics
Boston Corbett, the soldier who killed John Wilkes Booth, castrated himself with a pair of scissors so he wouldn't be tempted by prositutes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
A $20M auction house contract was decided by a game of Rock, Paper, Scissor. nytimes.com/2005/04/29/ar…
Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors, played the viola, and spent twelve years painting the Mona Lisa’s lips. wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_L…
The game Rock-Paper-Scissors originates from ancient China. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Sgt. Boston Corbett, the Union soldier who shot and killed President Lincoln's assassin, had experienced an intense religious conversion before joining the army. To avoid the temptation of prostitutes, he castrated himself with a pair of scissors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
Boston Corbett, the man who shot John Wilkes Booth, had castrated himself with scissors earlier in life to avoid the temptation of prostitutes en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
In Japan, huge rock paper scissors competitions called "janken taikai" happen. kotaku.com/japans-most-in…
Famous orange-handled Fiskars scissors were born when the guy producing prototypes used leftover orange plastic he already had in his machine. fiskarsgroup.com/about-us…
Boston Corbett, who killed John Wilkes Booth, castrated himself with scissors to avoid the temptation of prostitutes. historynet.com/crazy-bost…
-A Japanese collector wanted to sell his 20 million dollar collection of art. Both Christie's and Sotheby's were competing to conduct the auction. The seller required the firms to play rock, paper, scissors to determine a winner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…

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