Puppies removed from their mother before 12 weeks of age experience more behavioral problems and are less healthy than puppies separated from mother after 3 months. Removing puppies early doesn't improve puppies' ability to bond with humans. europepmc.org/article/MED…
When the Grand Canyon divided the local squirrel population, they evolved into two different species. Despite being separated only by the Colorado River and remaining extremely similar in appearance, they are now so genetically incompatible that they can no longer interbreed. cbsnews.com/news/nature-u…
The eastern most part of Russia and the western most part of USA are separated by just 2.4 miles or 3.8 kilometers. Russia is the closest country to USA which doesn't share a land border. earthobservatory.nasa.gov…
The U.S. Army promoted Donald Duck to the rank of Sergeant and retired him from active duty on his 50th birthday because Donald was never officially separated from service in any of his wartime cartoons or comics. headstuff.org/culture/his…
French queen Marie Antoinette was offered in 1787 a boy from Senegal as a servant but instead taking him as servant she adopted him as her son and baptized as Jean. During the revolution Jean was separated from the royal family and left by revolutionaries to die on streets at age of 10. sheffield.ac.uk/french/ne…
While the first and second US presidential elections in which the winner lost the popular vote were separated by just 12 years, happening in 1876 and 1888, the third such election didn't happen until 2000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Today I learned of the Diomede Islands, despite being separated by less than 4 Km, the time difference between them is of 21 hours. In winter the sea between them freezes and one can walk from "yesterday to tomorrow" or from "tomorrow to yesterday". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
Admiral Lord Nelson, famous for his victory (and death) at the Battle of Trafalgar, attempted to hunt a polar bear in the Arctic at the age of 14. His musket misfired and he had to fight the now angry bear with the musket butt until a rift in the ice separated them. thetrafalgarway.org/blog/…
Germany actually consists of 16 separated Federal States dw.com/en/a-trip-around-a…
Today I learned of Kathleen Wyatt who, despite being separated for 25 years and divorced from her ex husband for 20 years, was given leave by the UK Supreme Court to sue him for a Β£1.9m divorce settlement. boodlehatfield.com/the-fi…
In Korea, your age corresponds to the year, not when you came out of the womb. Everyone is 1 years old when they are born, and everyone age's up on the 1st of January. Making everyone's "birthday" effectively the 1st of January. This is separated from their "international age". 90daykorean.com/korean-ag…
Today I learned of Movile Cave in Romania that was separated from the outside world for 5.5 million years until 1986. It is home to 33 species found no where else on the planet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mov…
Today I learned of Movile Cave. Life in the cave has been separated from the outside for the past 5.5 million years and it is based completely Chemosynthesis. The atmosphere deep in the cave it like an alien planet, and more than 30 of the species found inside cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mov…
Ergonomists could show a relationship between the ergonomic characteristics of the educational furniture and the number of cognitive errors based on Stroop test. They found that an error percentage reduction using separated chair and desk against arm table student chair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separated but no divorced due to how close they still are people.com/movies/rhea-pe…
One part of Istanbul lies in Europe and the other part lies in Asia. European part is separated from it's asian part by the Bhosphorus strait worldatlas.com/articles/i…
Today I learned about Genetic Sexual Attraction. It occurs between β€œclose blood relatives who have been separated during the critical years of development and bonding and are reunited after as adults,” independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Today I learned of the β€œKentucky bend”, 17 square miles of the state separated from the rest of the state and its county seat by Missouri, and only accessible by driving through Tennessee. appalachianmagazine.com/2…
Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula has the highest concentration of active (29) volcanos on Earth. Separated by only 180 kilometers (110 miles), 4 of them, Shiveluch, Bezymianny, Tolbachik, and Kizimen were all erupting simultaneously on January 11, 2013. earthobservatory.nasa.gov…
In 1923, a dog named Bobbie was separated from his owners and lost. Six months later, Bobbie appeared on their doorstep mangy and scrawny with feet worn to the bone; he walked over 2500 miles (4000 km) of plains, desert and mountains an average of approximately 14 miles (23 km) per day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
At age 77, Aaron Burr married a wealthy widow. Soon after, she realized her fortune was dwindling due to Burr's land speculation losses, so she separated from Burr. For her divorce lawyer, she chose Alexander Hamilton Jr. The divorce was completed on the day of Burr's death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aar…
Parts of Russia and Alaska are only separated by 2.5 mi (4.02 km). alaskacenters.gov/faqs-pe…
Cows have best friends, and get stressed when separated. theguardian.com/commentis…
There was a case of British conjoined twins. If not separated, they’d both die in months. If separation was successful, the healthier twin would survive but the surgery would kill the other. The parents refused consent, but a court overruled them, the surgery killed one twin to save the other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Re_…
Every eclipse belongs to a family of identical eclipses, separated by 18 years, 11 days, 8 hours. There are 40 active eclipse families (saros cycles). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
In 286 AD Britannia was separated from the Roman Empire when Caurasius declared himself emperor. It was reconquered by the Romans 10 years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Inspiration for the "keep 'em separated" lyric of Come Out and Play, by The Offspring, came from Dexter Holland's experience in a laboratory cooling Erlenmeyer flasks full of hot liquids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Siblings, or parents and children, that were separated from one another at birth or a very young age are often extremely sexually attracted to one another if they meet later in life. This is called Genetic Sexual Attraction. cumbria.gov.uk/eLibrary/C…
The 13th season of the show Survivor, separated contestants into tribes based on race wikipedia.org/wiki/Surviv…
New Kids On The Block was created out of spite. New Edition separated with their producer/promoter over a legal dispute and that producer/promoter was convinced he can achieve greater success if he can find boys that can sing, rap, and dance as good as New Edition except white. biography.com/news/new-ki…
In 1799, the Italian scientist Alessandro Volta fashioned an arm-long stack of zinc and copper discs, separated by salt-soaked cardboard. This β€œvoltaic pile” was the world’s first synthetic battery, but Volta based its design on something far olderβ€”the body of the electric eel. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Cows are very social animals and form strong bonds with other members of it's herd. They can even express severe stress if separated from their friends. To add onto this they can also moo in different accents, so a cow from Europe may sound entirely different from a cow from California. bestlifeonline.com/
The Devil's Cigar is a fungus that strangely only exists in small area of Texas and Japan separated by 11,000 km the two populations have been separated for at least nineteen million years. It looks like a cigar, hisses, releases clouds resembling smoke, then splits open into a flower shape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
The owner of Macy's died on the Titanic. He refused to get in a lifeboat before women and children, and his wife refused to leave without him. She said, "I will not be separated from my husband. As we have lived, so will we die, together." They were last seen standing on the deck, arm in arm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isi…
The Thirteen Colonies legally separated from Great Brittain on July 2. The future U.S. President John Adams wrote, "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America," but Congress didn't agree on the language and sign the papers until July 4. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Today I learned of matpakke (food package, or packed lunch), which is the most popular lunch choice for Norwegian students and workers. Individual slices of brown bread, topped with an additional ingredient (often liver pate, brown cheese, or jam), are separated by mellomleggspapir, or between-layer wax paper. bbc.com/worklife/article/…
Dove chocolate and Dove soap are owned by different companies. Because they're separated as different classes of goods/services, there is no trademark infringement. thoughtstopaper.com/knowl…
Istanbul Sapphire is the 4th tallest skyscraper in Istanbul and Turkey. There are special floors with private gardens between every 3 floors, and every 9 floors are separated from each other by a communal living area or mechanical floors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ist…
"KBS Finding Dispersed Families," a special TV program that lasted 135 days that reunited approximately 10,000 family members that were separated by Korean War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KBS…
Two British twins who were separated at birth ending up marrying one another without realising that they were brother and sister theguardian.com/uk/2008/j…
In Yunnan, China, three rivers that run almost parallel separated by 85km at the narrowest point, diverge into the Salween, Mekong and Yangtze rivers, emptying into the Indian Ocean, South China Sea and East China Sea respectively. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Greasy pizza boxes cannot be recycled; the paper fibers cannot be separated from the oil during the pulping process philly.com/philly/news/br…
The reason there are supposedly 7 colors in the rainbow is because Isaac Newton felt there should be 7 colors, and so he separated indigo and violet in his descriptions. Most modern representations have 6 colors. nationalpost.com/news/why…
Two orphan South Korean Sisters were separated in 40 years and were reunited while working on the same floor of the same shift in Florida Hospital people.com/celebrity/sist…
Charlie Chaplin had little contact with his father, who separated with his mother when he was two, despite living close to each other. Charlie recalled seeing his father in a pub a few weeks before his death when his father hugged and kissed him for the only time in his life en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Puppies instinctively pile together into a heap and become distressed if separated from physical contact with their litter-mates, by even a short distance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
In British Parliament by tradition, the opposite parties are separated by two red lines in the carpet "Two Sword Lengths" (3.96 m) apart which remains as a reminder to seek resolution by peaceful means parliament.uk/about/how/r…
Less than half (48.2 percent) of Americans aged 15 and over are married. Around one-third of Americans ages 15 and up have never married. Nearly 13 percent are either divorced and have not remarried, or separated. usatoday.com/story/money/…
On the cover of Harry Nilsson's album Pussy Cats is a table with "D" and "S" letter blocks separated by a rug under it. It's a code for the phrase "drugs under the table". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pus…
Jaguars and Leopards are different species of big cats, living geographically separated and having clear distinctions in body size. Both species can be black, referred to as 'Black panthers'. relay.nationalgeographic.…
The neighborhood of Marble Hill was separated from Manhattan in 1895 for a shipping canal and was then connected to the Bronx in 1914, but is still politically part of Manhattan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A set of triplets were secretly and unknowingly separated and raised by three different families, to study their development in differing circumstances. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Today I learned of Grape-kun, a penguin in a Japanese zoo who fell in love with a cardboard cutout of an anime character placed in his enclosure. The two would have to be separated so that the penguin would eat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Both of Geddy Lee's (lead singer/bassist of Rush) parents were Holocaust survivors. First imprisoned at Auschwitz, they were separated to Bergen-Belsen and Dachau; they found each other after Allied liberation, married, and emigrated to Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ged…
The Russian island of Big Diomede and the U.S. island of Little Diomede located in the Bering Strait are separated by the International Date Line, making Big Diomede 21 hours ahead of Little Diomede even though they are separated by about 2.4 miles (3.8 km) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
An ant mill is an observed phenomenon in which a group of army ants, which are blind, are separated from the main foraging party, lose the pheromone track and begin to follow one another, forming a continuously rotating circle. The ants will eventually die of exhaustion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Today I learned about a surgical procedure known as replantation, in which fully separated body parts, most commonly arms and fingers, can be reattached to the body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rep…
Today I learned about a fire at North Orange Blossom Trail warehouse in 1991. It burned so hot they couldn't put it out with water because it separated the hydrogen and oxygen. articles.orlandosentinel.…
Some potato chips are green because a section of a potato can break through the ground and start growing chloroplasts. Most of the time these green potatoes are separated from production due to solanine, a natural poison that can be produced from a green potato. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
While exploring the newly discovered Yellowstone, Truman Everts got separated from the group. His horse then ran away with supplies, he fell on his campfire, fell hip deep into a geyser, and was finally found crawling months later with frostbite weighing a mere 55 lbs. yellowstonepark.com/2007/…
In computing the phase "Embarrassingly parallel" is a legitimate technical phrase to describe computing tasks which can be separated into multiple concurrent tasks with little to no communication between them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emb…
The first battery was invented in 1799 by Italian physicist Alessandro Volta, the battery known as the Voltaic Pile, consisted of a stack of copper and zinc plates, separated by brine-soaked paper disks, the first to produce a steady current for a considerable length of time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Today I learned of genetic sexual attraction,where people with similar genes tend to be mutually attracted. This is often cancelled by the Westermarck effect:children raised together rarely become mutually attracted when older. Thus,separated siblings who reunite as adults have a high risk of sexual attraction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
Dexter Holland, the front man of Offspring, is a PhD student helping study how... microRNA sequences can help fight against HIV. And while he was a young grad student at USC, he came up with the phrase "gotta keep 'em separated" while waiting for two petri dishes to cool off. asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/2014…
Blind army ants can become separated from the main legionary column, lose the pheromone track, and begin following each other in a loop until they all die of exhaustion. This phenomenon, which is observed in the wild, is called an "Ant Mill". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Olympic champion Rulon Gardner narrowly escaped death 3 times - all unrelated to wrestling. He impaled himself with an arrow in grade school, was stranded in freezing conditions after being separated from his snowmobiling group, and swam an hour in 44 degree water after surviving a plane crash. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rul…
The Paris Peace Accords of 1968 (to end the Vietnam war) were delayed because North Vietnam insisted on a square table (N. Viet & Viet Cong separated), and South Vietnam insisted that the North Viet and Viet Cong sat together. 10 weeks later they sat at a round table, suggested by the Soviets. archives.newyorker.com/?i…
Today I learned of two twins separated at birth. Both were named James by their families, married and divorced women named Linda, remarried to women named Betty, had sons named James Allan and James Alan, and dogs named Toy. people.com/people/archive…
There is a small Spanish town named LlΓ­via that exists completely inside of France. The population of about 1,600 people is separated from Spain as the result of the 1659 Treaty of the Pyrenees, which ceded all the nearby villages to France but not the town. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ll%…
A set of British twins separated at birth and raised by different adopted parents, fell in love and got married only to realise that they were brother and sister nydailynews.com/news/worl…
In an experiment conducted(on a guillotined man) by Dr. Gabriel Beaurieux in 1905, he quite reliably proved(to his satisfaction) that a severed head (that of convicted murderer, Henri Languille) remains conscious and alert for some time after being separated from a body. blog.soulwire.co.uk/notes…
Twins separated at birth, one raised by a German Catholic Nazi family and the other by a Jewish family in Trinidad, both as adults flushed the toilet before and after going, enjoyed sneezing in elevators to startle people, dipped buttered toast in coffee, and wore rubber bands on their wrists. ted.com/talks/steven_pink…
After his wife died because she couldn't easily access medical attention, an Indian man spent 22 years cutting through the mountain that separated his village from the nearest medical center. The finished path shortened the necessary travel distance by 40 km. He used nothing but a chisel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das…
Cows have best friends and become sad when they are separated m.guardiannews.com/commen…
Actress Candace Bergen's father left $10,000 to his ventriloquist dummy and zero to her. His will said the dummy had "been my constant companion...from whom I have never been separated even for a day." (The dummy had his own bedroom which was larger than Candace's). closerweekly.com/posts/ca…
Twin brothers separated at birth and reunited 39 yrs later lived almost parallel lives. Both were named James, both owned a dog named Toy, both had married twice; first to women named Linda and second to women named Betty. Both drove Chevys, smoked Salem cigarettes and drank Miller Lite. science.howstuffworks.com…
King Henry VIII separated England from the Roman Catholic Church and created the Church of England (Anglican Church) because the Roman Catholic Pope would not let him divorce his wife. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
The Brontosaurus once was considered to have never existed but has recently been declared to have actually existed. It was thought to have been in the same genus as the Apatosaurus but recent discoveries have separated the two as distinct scientificamerican.com/ar…
In 2004 the Town of Killington, Vermont attempted to secede from Vermont and join New Hampshire, despite being separated by 25 miles of other Vermont towns. The town twice voted to secede, but the State Legislature passed laws making their secession more expensive than remaining in Vermont. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
Cows have best friends and become stressed and sad when they are separated theguardian.com/commentis…
There's a sparsely-inhabited part of the U.S.A. surrounded by Canada. The Northwest Angle is part of Minnesota, but it is separated from the rest of the state by more than 60 miles of Canadian territory. This is the result of an early map-making error. bbc.com/travel/story/2017…
Three triplets separated at birth ended up all going to the same college and meeting each other. people.com/people/article…
Cows have "best friends" and get stressed when separated. theguardian.com/commentis…
Author Fern Michaels started writing when her husband told her to get a job. Because she had no idea how to get a job, Michaels decided to try to write a book. Her husband was not very supportive of her efforts, and consequently they separated. She eventually wrote over sixty bestselling books en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Male ferrets can't be separated from the female after penetration until they decide to do so, due to their hooked penis. Females will die in heat if they go too long without sex. qi.com/infocloud/ferrets
Cheddar cheese is naturally lactose free; due to the natural process of making aged cheese, liquid whey separated from the milk is removed, and is why many aged cheeses contain little to no lactose (Cheddar, Asiago, Parm, Swiss, and more) cabotcheese.coop/lactose-…
The reason why shops, pharmacies, etc are always close to each other is because its the optimal solution to the Hotelling's Law, because if the shops separated themselves more sparsely, that would allow one shop to capture more than 50% of the local market en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot…
Due to the decades that North and South Korea have been separated, there are many distinct language differences between their versions of Korean. These include changes in vocabulary, punctuation, and the alphabet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Sometimes a group of ants will get separated from their main foraging party and begin to follow each other in a continuously rotating circle. Eventually they all die of exhaustion. This phenomenon is called an "ant mill". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
The lead–acid battery was invented in 1859 by French physicist Gaston PlantΓ© and is the oldest type of rechargeable battery. His early model consisted of a spiral roll of two sheets of pure lead, separated by a linen cloth and immersed in a glass jar of sulfuric acid solution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
Bottlenose dolphins have longest memory among non-humans - they can recognize whistles of their mates after being separated for more than 20 years sci-news.com/biology/scie…
In 1993, Prince was going to release a series of live performances with previously unreleased songs loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, but after changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol, the project was abandoned and the songs were separated throughout 4 albums en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
That, at the embryonic stage of development, humans have two hearts. They eventually fuse into one but, theoretically, if they were kept separated they would develop into two functional hearts. health.howstuffworks.com/…
Today I learned of the Wereth 11, a group of eleven black soldiers separated from their battalion during the first few days of the Battle of the Bulge. Even though the eleven men surrendered to the Germans, they were taken to a nearby field where they were tortured and then murdered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/333…
The LA neighborhood of North Hollywood doesn't border Hollywood. They're separated by the Santa Monica Mountains and several other neighborhoods en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Cows have best friends and get stressed when they are separated. treehugger.com/green-food…
The old couple seen going down with the ship in their room in the movie TITANIC was the owner of Macy's, Isidor Straus and his wife. His wife gave her fur coat and spot on the lifeboat to their maid because "I will not be separated from my husband. As we have lived, so will we die, together." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isi…
Today I learned about Dr. Peter Neubauer, a child psychiatrist/psychoanalyst involved in a controversial nature vs nurture study of twins and triplets separated at birth and adopted by different families. Each child was unaware of the real reason they were being studied or that they even had identical siblings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Britain was separated from mainland Europe by a 33ft tsunami and not slowly by continental plates bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-1…
A Danish polar bear couple named Ivan and Noel that has been together at the Copenhagen Zoo since 2007 will be separated after developing irreconcilable differences. Noel often swims back and forth in the enclosure because she is stressed. atlasobscura.com/articles…

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