The show VeggieTales focused on retelling Old Testament Bible stories because the creator's mom did not want to see Jesus as a vegetable. factsandtrends.net/2018/1…
Kobe’s grandma only came to see him play one game his entire career. That game he scored 81 points versus the Toronto Raptors. opencourt-basketball.com/…
Contrary to myth, bats aren't blind. Research shows that depending on the circumstances, bats sometimes prefer using eyesight to sound when hunting. In fact, many bats don't echolocate at all. These species have particularly sharp vision, and can even see ultraviolet light britannica.com/story/are-…
In 1981 a group of scientists met to discuss ways of making future humans aware of nuclear waste disposal sites. One idea was genetically engineering cats to change color in the presence of radiation and introducing a cultural idea to run away when you see a cat change color. theguardian.com/environme…
Honeybees can recognize human faces. Whereas before it was thought that only large brained mammals could distinguish faces, but honeybees can do this as well! They see faces in a compilation of 5,000 individual images – kind of like pixels. scientificamerican.com/ar…
A mother whose daughter was having brain surgery, called the Mister Rogers Neighborhood studio to ask for a signed photo. After hearing about this, Mr Rogers flew to the hospital to see her. His only request was that there was no press. wusa9.com/article/syndica…
In The silver fox domestication experiment, the tamest foxes were selected to be bred, generation after generation, to see what happened: they became very tame very fast, developed floppy ears and curly tails, and some got mottled coats, just like other domesticated animals. evolution-outreach.biomed…
Today I learned of Krista and Tatiana Hogan, one of the rarest forms of conjoined twins. Their brains are connected by a thalamic bridge which gives them unique neurological capabilities. They can feel and taste what the other is experiencing, can see through each other's eyes, and hear each other's thoughts. cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/feature…
Andromeda is 6x bigger in the sky than the moon, and it's just too dim to see with the naked eye waitbutwhy.com/2014/06/an…
Two Liverpool fans travelled to see Liverpool play against the Belgian team Genk - but by mistake, went to Ghent, 150 km away, only discovering their mistake an hour before the match. After hearing the story, the local team KAA Gent offered them to be VIP guests at an upcoming match against Genk bbc.com/sport/football/50…
Jason Padgett was hit in the head after a violent attack in 2002, this attack in turn made him acquire Savant Syndrome, which gave his extremely good math skills and a different view in the world, with water looking like flowing lines as opposed to the smoothness most of us see. bbc.com/future/article/20…
When McDonald's closed all its restaurants in Iceland in 2009, a man decided to buy his last hamburger and fries to see how long it would take to decompose. 10 yrs later, curious observers can watch a livestream of the burger & fries from its current location in a glass cabinet in Snotra House. bbc.com/news/blogs-trendi…
China's 17th-century Tianqi Emperor suffered from a learning disΠ°bility, and was illiterΠ°te. However, he was an outstanding carpenter and craftsman, spending vast amounts of time on woodworking, and he instructed his servΠ°nts to sell his creations undercΠΎver, to see how much they were worth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tia…
There is a name for the color you see when you close your eyes: Eigengrau en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eig…
In 1967, Paul McCartney forgot his passport when travelling to France to shoot a music video. He told the agents, β€˜You know who I am so why do you need to see a photograph of me in a passport?’ And was let through. beatlesbible.com/1967/10/…
The "color bars" we see used on TVs are called SMPTE bars. These bars, which were created in 1951 and became widespread in 1978, are used to calibrate color and audio levels for taped recordings. vice.com/en_us/article/y3…
The Canadian province Alberta basically has no permanent Norway Rat population because they have an incredibly aggressive rat control program. It includes a hotline to call if you ever actually see a rat in the province. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
Robocop's suit was so cumbersome, it would not fit into his police car. Every time you see Robocop driving, he doesn’t have his Robo pants on. thewrap.com/robocop-30th-…
The Moon's unseen farside was expected to look about the same as its nearside (the face we always see). But in 1959, the Soviet's Luna 3 spacecraft shattered that illusion, showing the farside barely had any dark volcanic deposits known as maria. astronomy.com/magazine/ne…
Most humans see about a million colors due to three retinal cones: red, green, and blue. Some humans have a fourth cone for orange light and can see 100 million variations in color. thecut.com/2015/02/what-l…
The Burj Khalifa is so tall, those above the 80th floor have to wait an extra 2 minutes before they can break Ramadan fast, as the sun can still be setting versus what people on the ground see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
Thomas Young proved that light is a wave, described elasticity, capillary action, explained how our eyes focus and see color, compared the grammar and vocabulary of 400 languages, deciphered hieroglyphs and contributed to music theory. He is called "The Last Man Who Knew Everything". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Researchers found that cannabis can improve night vision by studying Moroccan and Jamaican fishermen who attributed their ability to see and navigate at night to smoking cannabis. theguardian.com/science/2…
Mary Todd Lincoln Shut Herself in the White House for Weeks After Abraham's Death. The first lady refused to see all but a select group of visitors and feuded with officials from Springfield, Illinois, over the president’s burial site. biography.com/news/mary-t…
The Golden Gate Bridge's famed color, "International Orange" selected by architect Irving Morrow for aesthetics and for visibility in fog, won out over the US Navy's preferred color scheme. The Navy wanted it black with yellow safety stripes --the better for ships to see it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
Walt Disney designed Epcot to be a fully functioning city of the future with over 20,000 inhabitants. The city was to be Disney’s biggest contribution to society but he died from lung cancer before construction began. His ambitious plan was then turned into the theme park we see today. businessinsider.com/walt-…
Fish can actually see through the glass of an aquarium and recognize when you’re holding food youtu.be/vhYZFmxl7n0
Dogs are not colorblind, they just can't see quite as many colors on the spectrum as humans. In fact, their vision is better than humans when detecting motion or in the absence of light. It is believed they may even be able to see ultraviolet. livescience.com/46565-are…
When Clint Malarchuk, a goalie in the NHL, had his throat accidentally slit by another player's skates, his main thought was to get off the ice as quickly as possible so his mother wouldn't see him die. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
The nile crocodile and similar species, unlike other animals known to be "man-eaters", are one of the few predators that see humans as actual reliable food and it will attack to predate unprovoked or when they see the opportunity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The common white (western) wedding dresses we see today were popularized when Queen Victoria wore one for her royal wedding to Prince Albert in 1840 insider.com/why-are-weddi…
Today I learned about Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee from the 70's who was raised like a child to see if chimpanzees could learn sign language. Nim loved cats, and learned to ask for marijuana. He ultimately fell into a deep depression when his original caretakers abandoned him. npr.org/2011/07/20/138467…
During the suez crisis, the ww2 era fast minelayer HMS Manxman shadowed a US Carrier group. The Carrier group responded by moving at full speed to outrun her however Manxman responded by also moving at full speed and outran them, signaling "see you in egypt" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
Yams and sweet potatoes are entirely different vegetables. If you're American, you've likely never eaten a real yam in your life--most of the so-called yams you see in American grocery stores are actually orange-fleshed sweet potatoes bonappetit.com/story/diff…
When an infant baboon dies, its mother may carry and groom its body for days. 'Comparative thanatologists' are studying this behavior to see how baboons understand death. manyminds.libsyn.com/do-b…
A newly developed camera is capable of taking as many as 70 trillion frames per second. That is fast enough to see waves of light traveling and the fluorescent decay of molecules. phys.org/news/2020-05-ult…
Why mandrills have such colorful bums. Turns out the bright red and blue on a male mandrill’s backside really draws the eye – especially the ladies’. Only dominant, top males flaunt such vibrant hues, and female mandrills see them as a badge of fitness. popsci.com/science/articl…
Today I learned about the "Cellular Phony" - a fake car phone sold back in the late-1980s when real cellular phones were uncommon and very expensive. Over 40,000 were sold for $16, "...mostly in California, where social competition is fierce." (see article on page 4 of this newspaper) digifind-it.com/metuchen/…
A producer on Family Ties felt Michael J. Fox was too short for the role and tried to have him replaced saying β€œthis isn’t the face you'll see on a lunch-box." Fox later gave him a custom-made lunch-box with the inscription "this is for you to put your crow in. Love and Kisses, Michael J. Fox.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
In Ancient Anatolia a queen's bodyguard named Gyges ascended to the throne of Lydia after the king offered to let Gyges sneak into his room to see the queen naked. The queen spotted Gyges, and the next day gave him a choice to kill the king or die. He killed the king and became king himself en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyg…
Today I learned about Anatoli Brouchkov who injected himself with a 3.5 million year old strain of 'Enternal Life' bacteria to see if it could extend his life. antarcticajournal.com/sci…
There are blue, metal detectable bandages. Used in food processing, they are easier to see, and the metal makes them easily detectable by equipment if they fall off a worker. mfasco.com/first-aid-supp…
J.K. Rowling wrote a real person into The Goblet of Fire. The girl was named Natalie McDonald, a Harry Potter fan who was dying of leukaemia while Rowling was still writing the book. You see her character as a first-year who dons the sorting hat and is sorted into Gryffindor. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
We don't see vitamins A and C on nutritional labels anymore (as of Jan 2020) because deficiencies in these vitamins are no longer common today, but were common when label guidelines were first made. healthychildren.org/Engli…
Atomic tests were a tourist draw in 1950s Las Vegas. They advertised detonation times and best viewing spots to see the massive flash and mushroom cloud from the bomb test site, 65 miles away. Casinos flaunted their north-facing vistas, offering special β€œatomic cocktails” and β€œDawn Bomb Parties” citylab.com/equity/2014/0…
After a student failed the math portion of Minnesota’s Basic Standards Tests her father demanded to see the exam, threatening to sue for it. A series of scoring errors were found meaning math scores for 45,739 Minnesota students were wrong and 7,935 students who were told they failed had passed. bc.edu/research/nbetpp/st…
Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams originally auditioned for each others roles in the movie Mean Girls. The head of Paramount decided Lohan's audience didn't want to see her as villain which is why she got cast as Cady and not Regina George. McAdams was seen as too old for Cady's role. screenrant.com/dark-secre…
The reason that ranchers keep a donkey with their herd animals is that if they see a threat like a coyote, the donkeys will kick the living shit out of them to protect the herd. wideopenspaces.com/buck-d…
A stray cat Scarlett risked her life 5 times returning to the burning garage to save her kittens. She touched each of them with her nose to ensure they were all alive as the blisters on her eyes kept her from being able to see them. She collapsed unconscious after assuring they were all safe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
A 2019 found that kids associate beards with being old and strong, but unattractive. As kids grow older into teenagers, they dislike beards even more. However, women with children see bearded men as better fathers. npr.org/2019/07/30/746616…

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