Curry was introduced to Japan by the British. The British brought curry from India back to Britain and introduced it to Japan after it ended its policy of self-isolation. Curry in Japan is categorized as a Western dish wikipedia.org/wiki/curry
Research shows that mirrors in public places like retails stores will improve customer behavior by increasing self awareness. You won't act like a jerk if you had to watch yourself doing so. behaviouraldesign.com/201…
Kimiko Nishimoto, 92-old Japanese woman renowned for her humorous self-photos, only started photography in her early 70s. japantimes.co.jp/life/201…
According to Buddhism, at the core of all human beings and living creatures, there is no "eternal, essential and absolute something called a soul, self or atman". Nirvana, or liberation, is defined as the blissful state when a person realizes that he or she has "no self, no soul". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
A man managed to buy a Playstation 4 for only Β£8 by weighing the console under the fruit and veg section on a self checkout machine. He was only caught when he tried doing the scam again. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Superman was originally envisioned as a villain by Jerry Siegel in a self-published story in 1933 called β€œThe Reign of the Superman”. It was 5 years before Action Comics #1 debuted in 1938. history.com/news/8-things…
Today I learned about an Artist With Alzheimer’s Drew Self Portraits For 5 Years Until He Could Barely Remember His Own Face and died boredpanda.com/alzheimers…
Today I learned about Acinteyya (Unponderable), a Buddhist philosophical concept that describes certain questions, such as the origins of the cosmos and the concept of 'self', as inherently unsanswerable and beyond human comprehension, and thinking about them would only lead to confusion and suffering. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aci…
A study has shown that in a major city, it would be significantly cheaper for a self driving car to drive around rather than to pay for parking. news.ucsc.edu/2019/01/mil…
Mexico city was formely an island that was self sufficient, it fed 200,000 inhabitants from floating gardens called Chinampas youtu.be/LrSuWDwfNVs
Kelvin Doe, also popular as DJ Focus, became a self-taught engineer at the age of 13. He built his own radio station in Sierra Leone in West Africa, where he broadcasts news and play music. imaginationmatters.org/in…
Today I learned of Herbert Lee, a civil rights activists in the 60s who was murder in broad daylight by a representative. The representative claimed self defense. A black witness who was forced to tell a corroborated story ater was murdered as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
β€˜Nigerian Prince’ scam e-mails are intentionally filled with grammatical errors and typos to filter out all but the most gullible recipients. This strategy minimizes false positives and self-selects for those individuals most susceptible to being defrauded. businessinsider.com/why-n…
Today I learned of William Scurry developed the self-firing rifle which worked simply by having water from one bully beef tin drip into a lower tin. This ruse led to the Turkish defenders believing that there were still troops opposing them, even after the soldiers had been evacuated en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Malbolge, a programming language named after the eighth circle of hell in Dante's Inferno, was specifically designed to be almost impossible to use, via base-three arithmetic and self-altering code. It took two years for the first Malbolge program to appear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
In 1969 students at the University of Michigan Medical School ran a study to see if Monkeys would begin to self administer drugs via a needle apparatus after being exposed to them. Caffeine, cocaine, and mescaline were just a few of the drugs tested. deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bi…
During the early 1900s, hat pins were used by women for self-defense; Mademoiselle Gelas even wrote a manual advising a combination of jiu-jitsu, hatpin stabbing and umbrella work to fend off men. history.com/news/how-wome…
Parrots kept as pets will go through severe emotional trauma when they're given away, sold, or abandoned, developing destructive behaviors like screaming, aggression and self mutilation, plucking out their feathers In the wild they are extremely social and often mate for life (60-80 years.) birdsupplies.com/blogs/ne…
Certain ant species commit suicide to protect their territory. As stinging wasn't effective against some predators, they evolved the ability to self-sacrifice to kill one or more enemies. They wrap themselves around an opponent & explodes, releasing sticky corrosive material killing both. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aut…
Charlize Theron's abusive father was shot dead by her mother, in self defence. This happened on a night when he sprayed bullets into Charlize's room door, which Charlize and her mother had held shut for protection. Upon their miraculous survival, her mother immediately shot him down. bbc.com/news/newsbeat-508…
A road sign trick sent a self-driving car into high-speed mode. A two-inch piece of black electrical tape across the middle of the 3 in a 35 mph speed limit sign tricked Teslas into accelerating to 85 mph. techxplore.com/news/2020-…
Walt Disney originally intended EPCOT to be a self-contained community in which everything, including schools and churches, would be provided and carefully controlled. youtu.be/tKYEXjMlKKQ
Alexithymia is a personal trait characterized by the subclinical inability to identify and describe emotions experienced by one's self or others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
In 1994 Lisa Loeb was the first artist to have a number one Billboard hit without being signed to a major record labelβ€” something doable in the age of the internet and self-distributed music, but unheard of in an era when record labels controlled the industry. That song was β€œStay (I Missed You)” youtube.com/watch?v=OBRtu…
Johann Weyer a doctor who argued that Witch craft does not exist and people who believe in it "are suffering from delusions", him self believed in the occult and demonology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_…
The only female Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, was a Harvard graduate and served as PM from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996. After losing the election in 1997 she went into self-exile in Dubai. She returned to Pakistan in 2007 to run again but was assassinated during a rally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ass…
Korean popstar Rap Monster does the majority of BTS’ English-language interviews because he’s the only member fluent in the language. He’s self-taught and has said that he learned while watching Friends billboard.com/articles/co…
Mormon missions are entirely self-funded--many Mormon children start saving for their mission as early as age 6 pbs.org/mormons/faqs/miss…
Ants are amongst the few animals who passed the mirror test, which is a strong evidence of self-recognition, and indicates the possibility of self-awareness (i.e. a β€œsense of self”). animalcognition.org/2015/…
Today I learned about squirrel kings, a phenomenon where several squirrels are knotted together by their tails and are unable to self-separate. The squirrels that become tangled are nest-mates and will invariably die if they are not rescued and separated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squ…
Today I learned of Alice Barker a chorus line dancer in Harlem Renaissance in the 30s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, The Zanzibar Club, and Broadway. IN 2015 the bedridden 102 lady got a visit from Volunteers showing videos of her young self dancing in films which she never seen before. abcnews.go.com/US/102-yea…
Children's YouTube celebrity Blippi was once a self proclaimed shock comedian who made a "Harlem Shake" video where he explosively defecated on his friends face. He has used DMCA takedowns to try and erase it from the internet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bli…
Caregivers can suffer from "Compassion Fatigue". Symptoms include loss of enjoyment, loss of hope, self-medication by drugs or alcohol, depression, anxiety, frustration/anger, difficulty concentrating, headaches and muscle pain. blogs.psychcentral.com/ca…
Pablo Picasso worked up until the day he died at age 91; literally painting till 3 am on Sunday, April 8th, which was just hours before his death. His last well known self-portriat was done a little less than a year before his death, entitled Self Portrait Facing Death arts.pallimed.org/2010/07…
Today I learned of William Howard Hughes, a United States Air Force officer with security clearance and expertise in rocket self-destruct technology, vanished in 1983. Authorities feared he had defected to the Soviet Union. In June 2018, he was found living in California under an assumed name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The first woman to top the uk charts with a self penned song was Kate Bush in 1978 with "wuthering heights" bbc.co.uk/musictv/popontr…
Andrew Carnegie believed that public libraries were the key to self-improvement for ordinary Americans. Thus, in the years between 1886 and 1917, Carnegie financed the construction of 2,811 public libraries, most of which were in the US santamonica.gov/blog/look…
James Lovelock started defining the idea of a self-regulating Earth ("The Gaia Hypothesis") controlled by the community of living organisms in September 1965, while working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California on methods of detecting life on Mars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gai…
Research is now showing that Nature Connectedness has various health benefits, relating to cognitive future, stress, sleep, self-compassion, vitality and attention. Summarised here makeitwild.co.uk/general-…
Dolphins develop self awareness quicker than apes and humans phys.org/news/2018-01-dol…
Today I learned about the Gray Goo Scenario, a hypothetical apocalypse scenario in which all life on earth is consumed into a gray biomass created by self replicating nanomachines wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_g…
In October 1941 the Warsaw Ghetto (400,000 people walled in a 3.4 sq km area) curtailed a massive typhus epidemic after doctors held public lectures on the importance of personal hygiene, social distancing, and self-isolation if infected. advances.sciencemag.org/c…
Today I learned about Luang Pho Daeng a Thai Buddhist monk who through the process of self-mummification died during meditation and was put on display in his temple to inspire future generations to follow Buddhists teachings. He is the only known mummy to be wearing sunglasses, to make his face less disturbing wikipedia.org/wiki/Luang_…
Today I learned about Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, an inborn error of metabolism who's clinical hallmark is self-mutilation. The behavior begins after teething, as infants bite off their lower lip/perioral tissue. Later in life, affected patients are known to stab themselves and amputate fingers, toes, and tongue. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Diogenes syndrome, also known as senile squalor syndrome, is a disorder characterized by extreme self-neglect. The name derives from Diogenes of Sinope, an ancient Greek philosopher, a Cynic and an ultimate minimalist, who allegedly lived in a large jar in Athens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
Today I learned about the self-mummification practice of "sokushinjōbutsu" meaning "attaining Buddhahood in the flesh". The monks performed extreme "tree-eating", cold-water ablutions, exposure to freezing temperatures, etc. to become a Buddha in the flesh. This would result in mummification after 10 years. theapricity.com/forum/arc…
In the 9th Century, the nuns in the St. Cyr Monastry in Marseille performed self-inflicted mutilations of the nose in the hope that they would be spared from sexual attacks. It worked but cost the lives of the nuns, all of whom were assassinated ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Alma, Arkansas (self-declared "Spinach Capital of the World") has a giant, bronze Popeye statue in the middle of Popeye Park that was unveiled in 2007 during their annual Spinach Festival. atlasobscura.com/places/p…
A dog named Sundance (Sunny) was trained to go get a grocery list from his neighbor who is self-quarantining due to medical conditions that put her at high-risk such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and then he brings the groceries over to her front door every night. wmcactionnews5.com/2020/0…
Legendary video game composer Nobuo Uematsu is completely self-taught, and thought making video game music would be a fun side job. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nob…

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