The Irish word for jellyfish, smugairle rΓ³in, translates literally as 'seal snot'. dailyedge.ie/the-irish-wo…
Sushi Parasites have increased by 238 times since 1970s according to the University of Washington. Scientists said this is likely due to humans recovering the seal, sea lion, and whale populations under Marine Mammal Protection Act which allows the parasites to fester. washington.edu/news/2020/…
When the first commander of the International Space Station was being interviewed to be an astronaut he was asked "What are you best at?" The candidate, Bill Shepherd, Navy Seal, answered "Killing people with a knife." space.com/2322-nasa-space…
Today I learned about box breathing: a breathing technique used by Navy SEALs with proven health benefits that help combat GAD, PTSD, panic disorders, depression, and ADHD healthline.com/health/box…
There's a species of freshwater seal and they exist only around one lake in Russia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai…
Disney tried unsuccessfully to trademark "SEAL Team 6" the day after the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
The US and Russian militaries don't just use dogs - they also use dolphins, sea lions, seals, and whales. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The Presidential seal doesn't change in a time of war. The eagle usually faces the olive branch, but on the Resolute desk, it faces the arrows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
Double bassist & composer Garth Stevenson accidentally summoned twelve Sei whales that swam next to the boat he was performing on during a four-day open sea crossing between South Georgia & Antarctica. He also casually did a duet with a seal! wanderlust.com/journal/mi…
Early in WWII, German submarine torpedoes had an extremely high failure rate due to faulty design (Torpedokrise), which only became workable after Germans captured an intact British torpedo on HMS Seal and copied the detonator. digitalcommons.georgiasou…
The Chicagoland Tylenol murders still remain unsolved and no one was ever charged. In 1982, 7 people were murdered via cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules; leading to industry-wide tamper-proof seals and phasing out of capsules. patch.com/illinois/chicag…
Today I learned about how the Tylenol murders of 1982 changed the way we consume medication. Advent of the tamper proof seal we see and know today. The murders still remain unsolved to this day pbs.org/newshour/health/t…
The Thing; AKA the Great Seal bug, was one of the first covert listening devices (or "bugs") to use a transmitted audio signal. It was concealed inside a gift given by the Soviet Union to the US Ambassador on August 4, 1945. It was not discovered to be a covert bug and remained in use til 1952. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
That the Nerpa or Baikal Seal is the only freshwater seal in existence and lives exclusively in Lake Baikal. No-one knows how their ancestors got there since the lake lies hundreds of miles inland and has existed for 20-25 million years. sciencedirect.com/topics/…
Navy SEALs are issued/wear Chuck Taylors military.com/off-duty/why…
In 2012, State Prisoners tasked with producing the State Seal decals for State Trooper cruisers, modified one of the spots on a cow in the state seal to look like a PIG npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Harbor seals slap their bellies as a way to show aggression and as a form of attracting mates seaworld.org/animals/all-…
Artists Ivan Seal and James Kirby (The Caretaker), released an album named "Everywhere At The End of Time" that uses electronically altered music to explore the advancement and totality of dementia. The album spans six stages with descriptions of each stage as it develops. youtube.com/watch?v=wJWks…
There were only two other SEAL teams when SEAL Team Six was created (ST1 and ST2). #'s 3-5 were skipped in order to confuse Soviet intelligence about the actual number of SEAL teams in existence. history.com/.amp/news/the…
Dolly Parton is the only person to have been given The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. dollyparton.com/life-and-…
1956 USA passed the β€žRefrigerator Safety Actβ€œ. Early refrigerators would only open from the outside and trapped/suffocated children. Magnetic strips were used on fridge doors to create an air-proof seal, but would open from the inside with a light push. Even tests with children were conducted. goodhousekeeping.com/home…
The first ever Ironman Triathlon was won by US Navy Communications Specialist Gordon Haller. The runner-up John Dunbar, a US Navy Seal, was winning after the second transition but lost his lead when he ran out of water and his support crew started giving him beer instead. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironma…
Navy Captain Chris Cassidy studied mathematics at the Naval Academy, ocean engineering at MIT, was a Navy SEAL for 11 years, and is an astronaut who spent 181 days in space. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Although buttons are about 5,000 years old, functional buttons with buttonholes for fastening clothes only appeared in the 13th century. For millenia, they had only been used ornamentally, or as seals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
Children belonging to the Moken tribe of Thailand have perfect vision underwater. They do is by constricting their pupils and changing their lens shape, just like dolphins and seals. They use this ability to hunt for fish, clam and shells to eat. bbc.com/future/article/20…
During an awards ceremony for the Seal Team 6 operators who were on the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden, CIA Director Leon Panetta disclosed classified information in a speech. One of the attendees was Mark Boal, who would go on to write the script for Zero Dark Thirty en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zer…
Over 3,800 Ancient artifacts, including cuneiform tablets and cylinder seals, were smuggled into the United States and shipped to Hobby Lobby Stores before being discovered by ICE and returned to the Republic of Iraq. ice.gov/news/releases/ice…
In 2007, Navy SEAL Mike Day was shot 27 times by four Al Qaeda gunmen and hit by grenade shrapnel, but he killed all four of the gunmen and walked out to the extraction helicopter. He recovered and is living with his wife and daughters. www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2…
Today I learned about Hoover, the talking seal. He first learned to vocalize from the human family who saved him and his accent reflects their New England speech. Additional sources in the comments. pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article…
Today I learned that Velveeta was the first cheese product to gain the American Medical Association's seal of approval wikipedia.org/wiki/Velvee…
Today I learned of William Shepherd of the Expedition 1 crew on the ISS. He is a Navy SEAL, studied 3 types of engineering, and was award the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Gray seals are known to engage in cannibalism nationalgeographic.com/an…
"On May 5, 1971, Scottie Dunning discovered a tiny male harbor seal pup on the shore of Cundy’s Harbor, Maine." After living in captivity, the seal pup now named Hoover "began to utter phrases such as: β€œHello, there!” and β€œCome Over Here!” in a thick New England accent" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo…
Navy Seals who carried out the Bin Laden kill mission, forgot to bring a tape measure and had to measure Laden's height by making a six feet tall Seal lie down next to Laden's corpse cbsnews.com/news/navy-sea…
Researchers in South Africa encountered seals that forcibly copulated with King Penguins and on one occasion the penguin was killed and devoured as well. youtu.be/ABM8RTVYaVw
In 1517, a Swedish Bishop was forced to seal a document under duress and imprison an Archbishop. He added a note that he’d been coerced into giving his permission. Years later, it saved his life when the Archbishop took his revenge and had 82 people beheaded. medieval.eu/hans-brask-bi…
The Southern elephant seal is the largest member of the Order Carnivora en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
The the only US unit that regularly trains to chase nuclear weapons that fall into the wrong hands is SEAL Team 6, one of the toughest units in US military. The Black Squadron snipers (~100 members) is the most exclusive group within Seal Team 6, and the only one to admit female operatives. thestate.com/news/local/m…
There is a group of sea wolves on Vancouver Island that can swim for miles and 90% of their diet is seafood. They primarily eat salmon but also forage on barnacles, lams, herring eggs, seals, and river otters. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
There is only one publicly known operator who served both DEVGRU (US Navy Seal Team 6) and US Army Delta Force special-ops.org/the-only-…
The closest relatives taxonomically to Seals is believed to be Bears en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
During the hunt for Radovan Karadzic, a member of the US Seals dressed in a gorilla uniform, in the hope that Karadzic's bodyguard would be so dumbfounded at seeing one in Yugoslavia, they'd slow down enabling an attack by US forces. theguardian.com/world/201…
Weeks before the end of World War II a group of Russian school children presented a wood replica of the Great Seal of the U.S. to the American ambassador. Hanged up in a study in the ambassador’s residence, it contained a listening device that went undiscovered for 7 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned about Thomas Norris, a Navy SEAL who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing two pilots during the Vietnam war. On a subsequent mission he was shot in the head and left for dead, but fellow SEAL Michael Thornton dragged him to a boat offshore and saved him. Thornton won the Medal of Honor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Japan does not accept signatures on official documents (banks, real estate and business) but require a β€˜hanko’ which is an official carved wooden or stone seal pressed in ink nippon.com/en/features/jg…
Great white sharks do not mistake humans for seals, and often attack humans simply due to low visibility. Most importantly, they don't like the taste of humans as they are bony and low in fat and protein, unlike they're preferred food: seals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Today I learned about the Machias Seal Island and Lighthouse The island off the coast of Maine is disputed territory between the United States/Canada and despite the lighthouse on the island being automated, the Canadian Coast Guard keeps the lighthouse staffed β€œfor sovereignty purposes.” wikipedia.org/wiki/Machia…
If the Axis ever captured Gibraltar during WWII, the British planned to seal 6 men in a secret cave overlooking the harbour to secretly monitor and radio back enemy movements. The cave had enough provisions for the men to stay for up to 7 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Rodin's famous sculpture of Balzac was so controversial when it was first exhibited in 1898 that vendors in Paris sold parodies of the work, including this one of Balzac as a seal. philamuseum.org/collectio…

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