The Law and Order "clang" sound is actually 6-7 separate sounds, including the sound of 500 Japanese men stomping on a wooden floor. ew.com/article/1993/02/26…
'Skippy the Bush Kangaroo' was a tv show starring a real kangaroo that was difficult for the human staff to train. To achieve the illusion of Skippy opening a door or placing an object in her stomach pouch, the humans used cut off paws from a separate kangaroo attached to sticks. nfsa.gov.au/collection/cu…
The lone dissenting justice in Plessy v. Ferguson (the case that made β€œseparate but equal” constitutional) wrote in his dissent that the case would eventually be considered as historically harmful. law.cornell.edu/supremeco…
Theophylactus of Tusculum was the Pope three separate times. First Theophylactus was elected because his father bribed the voters but a rebellion overthrew him. Theophylactus returned to the throne but he sold it to his godfather. Theophylactus then regretted selling it and took the throne back. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
The constellation Argo, the great ship, was so large that it had to be broken down into 3 separate constellations; Carina, the hull, Puppis, the poop deck, and Vela, the sails. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arg…
It took animators one week to animate one second of the movie "Spider Man Into Spiderverse" (This was 4 times more than a regular animation). This was because many parts of the movie were animated on separate frames. Miles was often drawn in a slower frame rate to make movements struggeled nme.com/news/spiderman-in…
The "Chameleon Effect" is how people subconsciously copy other people. This mainly includes accents, facial mannerisms, and vocal inflections. People who can hear and separate musical notes are more susceptible to the Chameleon Effect, they also come across as more empathetic or nice to others. spinalresearch.com.au/513…
In 1941, Luftwaffe Colonel-General Ernst Udet committed suicide. On the way to his funeral, legendary fighter ace Werner MΓΆlders died in a plane crash and Luftwaffe General Helmuth Wilberg died in a separate plane crash. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern…
William Jennings Bryan, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska, was nominated by the Democratic Party for president on three separate occasions (1896, 1900 and 1908). He lost each time. He later played a key role in the Scopes Trial, arguing against teaching evolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Puerto Rican citizenship, as a legal concept, exists separate to being a citizen of the United States en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pue…
Today I learned that auto makers have been adding fake engine noises to their car speaker systems, or even adding entirely separate speaker systems to increase the rumble and depth of the sound of engines to compensate for modern efficiency resulting in less oomph. It’s called a Soundaktor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
SIM card is not just an ordinary piece of read-only memory. It's a separate micro-computer with its own environment capable of running Java Card applets en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jav…
In 1987 dancer/actress Juliette Prowse was mauled by the same 80-pound leopard on two separate occasions: the first time while filming a scene for Circus of the Stars, then later while rehearsing a promotional stunt on The Tonight Show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
The German Post Office funded uranium research separate from Heisenberg's research with the German War Office during WWII. This contributed to Nazi Germany's inefficiency and ineffectiveness of atomic research. osti.gov/opennet/manhatta…
On two separate occasions, Diplomat and Playboy Porfirio Rubirosa received large WW2 military aircraft as part of divorce settlements en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Por…
Owning a property doesn’t always guarantee that you own everything beneath the surface of that property such as oil, coal, or dinosaur bones. β€œMineral Rights” can have a separate deed than β€œSurface Rights.” geology.com/articles/mine…
The Brontosaurus was thought to be a mistake, the creature had never existed. The animal was actually an Apatosaurus, a previously discovered dinosaur, and it should have had that name. Now it's been discovered that they actually are two separate animals, and the Brontosaurus exists again. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned of a phenomenon known in science as β€œmultiple discoveries” where separate groups/individuals will simultaneously make discoveries while working independently. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of Hallucigenia, the prehistoric worm which was accidentally reconstructed both upside-down and backwards. What turned out to be its legs were thought to be tentacles, each with a separate mouth on the end. The location of its actual mouth is unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
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 'poor doors', which are separate entrances for low income tenants, so that wealthier tenants don't need to encounter or see them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poo…
Bill Stone, one of the last five surviving WWI veterans, made multiple separate trips to rescue 1,000 men at Dunkirk although the first trip was "the worst experience of his life." His motto in life was "keep going." He died at age 108. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The capital of what would become modern Spain was in Toledo until 1561 when Phillip II decided to separate the seats of power for church and state by moving the gov't to Madrid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Natalie Portman had multiple sex scenes with Ashton Kutcher and one with Mila Kunis ( Kutcher's now wife) in separate movies in the same year. etonline.com/natalie-port…
South Africa has three separate capitals for each of its governmental branches: Pretoria for the executive, Cape Town for the legislative, and Bloemfontein for the judicial. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
In Indonesian language, verbs aren't conjugated to show tense. You add a separate word after the verb to denote the verb tense. ielanguages.com/indonesia…
One reason why Greenland is considered the largest island and Australia is a continent not an island (even it fits the definition of an island to be entirely surrounded by water) is because Greenland is a part of the North American plate and Australia has its own separate tectonic plate. britannica.com/story/is-a…
A lot of cheeses aren't vegetarian because Rennet - the enzymes that separate milk into curds and whey - is primarily made from ground-up calf stomach en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…
The Queen of England is not the Queen of Canada or any other independent commonwealth nation. Although the position is held by the same person (Queen Elizabeth II), each country's monarchy is separate and legally distinct. thecanadaguide.com/govern…
It's theorized that Mitochondrion were originally a separate organism which became incorporated symbiotically into other bacteria at some point en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit…
The Sultan of Brunei has a collection of 7000 cars in 110 separate garages inside his palace, including 600 Rolls Royces, 440 Mercedes Benzes, 365 Ferraris, 350 Bentleys, 275 Lamborghinis, 265 Audis, 258 Aston Martins, 237 BMWs, 230 Porsches, 225 Jaguars, 183 Land Rovers, and 172 Bugattis en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ist…
Today I learned of Aleksander Doba, a Polish kayaker known primarily for his long voyages across oceans. He kayaked across the Atlantic Ocean under his own power on three separate occasions. He completed his last crossing at the age of 70. His passages remain the longest open-water kayak voyages ever made nytimes.com/interactive/2…
Today I learned about the existence of razor kite string, and it has been banned in India after three separate deaths during Independence Day celebrations 2016 bbc.com/news/amp/world-as…
Multiple contestants on separate Gordon Ramsay shows ended up committing suicide some time after their individual Ramsay show aired. abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
Nicosia, Cyprus is the only capital city in the world divided between two separate countries. Furthermore, both countries claim it as their capital making it also the only city in the world that is the capital for more than one nation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
When you were born, you had 300 bones. Now you have 206. The human skeleton begins to develop 13 to 16 weeks after conception. At birth, a human has about 300 bones and cartilage elements, and many bones that will eventually fuse together are still separate, although joined by tough membranes. bendbulletin.com/lifestyl…
The Japanese translator of the Salman Rushdie book, The Satanic Verses, was killed and the Italian Translator was wounded in separate attacks as part of the 'Fatwa' issued by Iran. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Washington State made four separate attempts (three while still a territory) to enact women's suffrage before it finally stuck sos.wa.gov/elections/time…
Gambling for cash is nominally illegal in Japan, but a legal loophole allows for pachinko gambling. Pachinko balls won from games are exchanged for β€œsepecial prize” tokens which are sold for cash to a separate vender off-premises. These vendors then sell the tokens back to the Pachinko parlor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
Today I learned of the time footballer (later manager) Mark Hughes played in two matches, in two separate countries, on the same day. In November 1987, he played for Wales against Czechoslovakia in Prague. After the game he was quickly flown to Germany where he came on as a substitute for Bayern Munich. bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/footb…
Not all identical twins share a placenta (in humans). About 30% of identicals have separate placentas; conversely, 100% of fraternal twins have their own. childrenswi.org/medical-c…
Andy Kaufman demanded that his alter ego, Tony Clifton, a drunken, cigarette smoking lounge singer/insult comic, have guest appearances on Taxi with his own separate contract. After showing up to set with 2 prostitutes, Clifton was fired. A week later, Andy showed up as if nothing had happened. prowrestlingstories.com/p…
Today I learned of Six Californias, a proposed initiative in 2016 to split California into six separate states: Jefferson, North California, Silicon Valley, Central California, West California, and South California. The initiative failed to meet the required signatures to make the ballot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six…
Harrison Ford has had 4 separate incidents while in control of various aircraft. One Crash Landing, one emergency landing, and two near misses while both landing and taxiing. usatoday.com/story/life/m…
From 1906 to 1980, New Hebrides (today Vanuatu) was a French-British condominum, and both powers had separate administrations and courts. Colonists could choose to be under which law they wanted to live while natives were tried in their own laws en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Today I learned of Binky the polar bear who lived in Alaska Zoo where he mauled two visitors who jumped over the safety rails on separate occasions. After the maulings Binky merchandise was sold with the slogan β€œSend another tourist, this one got away” & his cage was upgraded to keep visitors out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin…
The terms "lowercase letters" and "uppercase letters" are known as such because older letter printing presses stored the two types of letters on separate cases. The shift key is also called the shift key due to it being used to shift the two cases. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
Osama bin Laden and Mohammed Atef had to play on separate teams for Al Qaeda volleyball games since they were both tall, skilled players. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
In 10th-20th century Europe, there was a hated, segregated minority group called Cagots who couldn't marry or live near non-cagots, couldn't touch food & had to use separate church entrances/holy water, despite being the same race as their neighbors. It isnt clear how the segregation started wikipedia.org/wiki/Cagot
Actor Michael Sheen played Tony Blair in 3 separate movies: The Deal (2003), The Queen (2006), and The Special Relationship (2010). In addition, all three films had the same writer (Peter Morgan). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…

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