Killer bees or Africanized bees were created by humans cross breeding bees in the search for more efficient honey production en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afr…
A small NZ town worked together on a month-long search for local icon Rodney (a cat) who was unceremoniously dumped after a ten year stint at the local hardware store as greeter and mascot. nzherald.co.nz/whanganui-…
Gold can grow on Eucalyptus trees. In its search for water, the Eucalyptus tree absorbs gold particles dissolved in the water deep underground, then storing the gold in the leaves of the tree. This is a cheap and effective way to discover new gold deposits in Australia. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Experts believe that the elephants that live in Sri Lanka are the progeny of elephants that swam across from Southern India across the sea in search of food and water. wildanimalpark.org/can-el…
In 2019, a British woman married her dog. She explained that after four failed engagements, 220 dates, and a range of unsatisfactory experiences in the search for love, she had given up on the male of her species - whereas with her dog, she felt that he had saved her and she had saved him theguardian.com/lifeandst…
In 2008, Five European divers got swept away by strong currents in Indonesia and survived 12 hours adrift at sea. They ended up stranded on Rinca Island and fended off a Komodo dragon. After spending 2 days on the island they were eventually rescued by a search boat. nbcnews.com/id/25006226/n…
In 2000, Tim Miller founded Texas EquuSearch, a search-and-recovery non-profit which has assisted with hundreds of missing-persons cases and located more than 400 living people and 238 bodies. His own daughter was abducted & murdered in 1984. theguardian.com/us-news/2…
In 1420 the winter was so cold wolves came into Paris to search for food, eating humans. johnknifton.com/2016/02/1…
Casey Anthony had β€œfool-proof suffocation methods” in her Firefox search history from the day before her daughter died. Police overlooked this evidence, because they only checked the history in Internet Explorer. cbsnews.com/news/casey-an…
In a search of database of 500 Mexican genomes, about one-third of people sampled in Guerrero had 10% ancestry most closely related to Filipinos and Indonesians. sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
Today I learned of Bible Code theory. An ancient idea that there are secret messages in the bible and torah. By, for example, using each Xth letter or word a message will be found. The search got a big upshoot in the 90ies with computerization, but the theory has been widely disproven by several disciplines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bib…
In a traffic stop, Arizona officials seized illegal drugs with a street value of over $1M, then got a search warrant for the driver's property which included a former KFC restaurant. In the KFC floor, they found a hole leading to a 590 ft tunnel where drugs were funneled from the Mexican side. star-telegram.com/news/na…
The first use of a #hashtag as a Twitter search tool was during a 2007 San Diego Wildfire. It was proposed that users use β€œ#sandiegofire,” so other people looking to find out about the fire would know exactly where to look on Twitter. 99percentinvisible.org/ep…
Today I learned about Raymond Robinson, also known as the Green Man and Charlie No-Face, a man badly injured in a childhood electrical accident and because of his appearanceβ€”rarely went out during daytime. Instead, he took long walks at night in western Pennsylvania, where locals would gather to search for him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray…
The search for Malaysian Flight 370 that disappeared on 8 March 2014 over Indian Ocean was the most expensive in aviation's history. The official search is estimated to have costed anywhere between $135-160 million and was suspended on 17 January 2017 with nothing but a few debris found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
The US Navy punished a sailor who was presumed to be lost at sea, prompting a massive search and rescue operation, but was later found hiding on board. edition.cnn.com/2017/07/1…
The bullet inside US Prez Garfield was so difficult to locate by doctors of that time that a metal detector was designed by Alexander Graham Bell to search for it. He was fed egg yolks and whiskey rectally. It is claimed his wound was nonlethal and death was mainly due to unsterile practices weirdnj.com/stories/cemet…
Today I learned about a bear name Mink that lived in Hanover, New Hampshire. A man used to feed her donuts everyday but unfortunately the man died. She ventured into town in search of the treat forcing officials to relocate her. But the determined bear walked over a thousand miles back to Hanover. npr.org/2019/05/15/723466…
In 1291, two brothers from Genoa sailed into the Atlantic in search of a sea route to India. They made it to Morocco but were never seen again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
Immediately after the end of slavery was declared in America, there was a surge in Wanted Ads placed in newspapers across the country. African-Americans used them to search for family members sold or escaped, sometimes decades earlier. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
For centuries elephant ivory was used for making billiard balls which led to excessive hunting and decreased populations of elephants. The search for a viable alternative synthetic material led to the invention of plastic, which proved too light and bouncy to make billiard balls with. youtube.com/watch?v=9GMbR…
The lead knife-fighting dancer from the "Beat It" videoclip went on to be director of the award-winning kid's movie "In Search of Dr Seuss". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Yahoo Serious tried to sue the search engine Yahoo! for trademark infringement. The case was thrown out as Serious couldn't prove he sells products or services under the name Yahoo so couldn't prove that he suffered harm or confusion due to the search engine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yah…
Paul McCartney in 2002 threw his fiance' Heather Mills' diamond-and-sapphire engagement ring (Β£15,000 ($25,500) out of a hotel window during an argument. After calming down he asked security at the Turnberry Isle Resort and Club to search the grounds and it was eventually found. nypost.com/2002/06/03/ex-…
Clarence Birdseye, inventor of frozen foods, had previously worked as a hunter for the US government. Seeking to find a cure for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Birdseye was assigned to collect small animals and search them for the ticks which transmitted the disease. He found nearly 4,500 ticks. niaid.nih.gov/about/rocky…
Despite failing to find Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, the search effort produced the most detailed underwater map ever created geoscience-au.maps.arcgis…
There is a group of wolves in British Columbia known as "sea wolves" and 90% of their food comes from the sea. They have distinct DNA that sets them apart from interior wolves and they're entirely dedicated to the sea, swimming several miles everyday in search of seafood. news.nationalgeographic.c…
When Robert Ballard (professor of oceanography) announced a mission to find the Titanic, it was a cover story for a classified mission to search for lost nuclear submarines. They finished before they were due back, so the team spent the extra time looking for the Titanic and actually found it. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Marlon Brando refused to memorise his lines in 'Last Tango in Paris'. Cue cards were posted around & out of the frame. His eyes lifting upward in one act was not spontaneous dramatic acting but a search for his next cue card. And once asked if he could "write lines on Maria Schneider's rear end" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
There is a fish, a shark, to be precise, that can walk on land in search of food. oceanicsociety.org/blog/1…
The Ancient Romans sent expeditions into Sub-Saharan Africa in search of gold and spices. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
A man running an ultramarathon was joined by a stray dog for more than 77 miles (125 km) through the Gobi Desert, but he lost track of the dog after the race. With help from 20 volunteers, he finally found the dog after a 2-week search, named him Gobi and brought him back to live in Edinburgh. straitstimes.com/world/eu…
King Arthur had a Muslim knight: Sir Palamedes. In Arthurian Legends, he is famed for being part of the Tristan-Isolde-Palamedes love triangle, the hunt for the Questing Beast, and the search for the Holy Grail (wherein he converts to Christianity). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
93,000 ethnic Koreans voluntarily left Japan for North Korea after World War II in search of work and housing. Most regretted it. A few hundred escaped the North later. latimes.com/world/asia/la…
Surgeons at a Dental College in India removed a "well-defined bag-like mass" from the jaw of a 7-year-old boy. It weighed 7 ounces and contained 526 teeth. It took a medical team five hours to meticulously search through and count all of them. npr.org/2019/08/02/747614…
"Dukes of Hazzard" were destroying '68-'70 Dodge Chargers at such a rate that planes had to be used for aerial search for replacement cars among the populace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
The idea for In-N-Out signature crossed palms came from the 1963 comedy It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, in which there’s a search for a buried treasure that’s hidden beneath four crossed palm trees. thedailymeal.com/eat/real…
In 1992, a retiree was out searching for a lost hammer with a metal detector. During his search he found a huge cache of Roman treasure, including 15,234 coins. The British government gave him and the owner of the land Β£1.75 million for finding it. Later on, he also found the hammer smithsonianmag.com/histor…
A stolen Degas painting worth 800,000 euros was found inside of a suitcase in a bus near Paris, during a random search by customs officials. It had been stolen in 2009. None of the passengers admitted to owning it and nobody was arrested. bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
The Emperor of Japan is personally bankrolling his nation's search for Ununennium, chemical element 119. eic.rsc.org/feature/the-h…
Today I learned about Jane X. Lee who, as a graduate student, discovered the Kuipler asteroid belt, together with David C. Jewitt, whom she asked for material for her PhD project and thus began the search. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
The US Coast Guard can search any and all vessels in US waters and US flagged ships in international waters without a warrant or probable cause. sailfeed.com/2012/10/coas…
In 2003 ABC aired a reality show called "Are You Hot?: The Search for America's Sexiest People" with a panel of judges including Lorenzo Lamas & Rachel Hunter evaluating contestants on the sole criterion of their physical attractiveness. It was cancelled after 6 episodes due to low ratings. youtube.com/watch?v=-BNS7…
Elton John answered an ad for a talent search. After failing the audition he told the person behind the desk that he can't write lyrics. He was handed an envelope with lyrics by another person who answered the ad and failed the audition Bernie Taupin, who then wrote the majority of Elton's songs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Today I learned about Marcel Petiot, a french serial killer known as Doctor Satan. After his murders were discovered, he assumed a new identity, joined the French Resistance, and eventually wound up on the search team for himself. After his identity was discovered, he got the guillotine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Astronaut James B. Irwin, who walked on the moon in 1971, later became a minister who was involved in six unsuccesseful expeditions to search for traces of Noah's Ark. Irwin had a history of heart trouble and was the first to die of the 12 men who walked on the moon deseret.com/1991/8/9/1893…
Reggie Jackson was offered more money to go to the Montreal Expos in 1976. A customs search in Ottawa sealed the fate of a deal with Montreal and he later signed with the New York Yankees cooperstownersincanada.co…
A tour group thought a woman was missing from their group because she changed her clothes. She even helped in her own missing person search before she realized that the group was looking for her. cbsnews.com/news/missing-…
The Titanic was found during a secret US NAVY search for 2 lost nuclear submarines www-history-com.cdn.amppr…
Robert Wagner is a person of interest in actress Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning death. The captain of the boat admitted that he lied to police & that Wood & Wagner had argued the night she drowned & that Wagner had prevented the captain from turning on the search lights & contacting authorities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…

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