Three siblings separated at birth met each other but were parts of a clandestine scientific research program en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
The lead singer of the Offspring came up with the lyrics to "Come Out and Play" (Gotta Keep'em Separated) while trying to cool liquids in his grad school lab en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Today I learned about the Death Spiral of Ants when army ants are separated from their main tribe, lose the pheromone track and begin to follow one another forming and endless loop and causing them to eventually die of exhaustion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
There's two islands (Big Diomede & Little Diomede) in the Bering Strait which are only 2.4 mi (3.8 km) apart but separated by the International Date Line, causing a 21 hour time difference. They were nicknamed Tomorrow Island and Yesterday Island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
The closet border between the US and Russia is Big Diomede and Little Diomede, which are 2.4 miles apart, but are separated by 21 hours due to the International Date Line apimagesblog.com/new-arct…
Adopting a new fad diet is a predictor of future weight gain. People who adopt new diets will gain back even more weight within five years. Consistent exercise was the key factor that separated people who stayed thinner. Scientists advise realistic goals of dietary moderation and exercise. newsroom.ucla.edu/release…
2 donkeys that have been together for 10 years at a zoo in Poland were separated after a local politician and parents complained about them mating in front of children. Experts weighted in and a petition to rejoin them got 7,000 signatures so the zoo put them back together. thestar.com/news/world/20…
Pelicans are migratory, with groups separated by the Rocky Mountains, migrating either to the West coast or Gulf of Mexico borealbirds.org/bird/amer…
American coal breakers up to 1920s relied on breaker boys aged from 8 to 12 who separated impurities from coal. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Despite being one of the most fundamental elements on our planet, hydrogen is not available on earth but needs to be separated from water using electrolysis. This is a high energy process hydrogeneurope.eu/hydroge…
Some of the Challenger crew were awake and alert when the cockpit separated from the vehicle and fell to earth at 500 MPH. They activated their "PEAPs", which is a manual switch which turns on supplemental air. This was discovered after recovery of the vehicle cockpit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Shrinking human heads (a practice called β€œtsantsa”) was exclusive to Jivaro warrior head hunters of Ecuador to prevent enemy spirits (β€œmuisakβ€œ) from taking revenge. The skin and hair are separated from the skull, then boiled, tanned, shaped, and baked. zmescience.com/science/he…
The Tuatara of New Zealand is the last surviving species of a once widespread order of reptiles that separated 250 mil years ago. It retains a variety of primitive features not found in other reptiles. They live over 100 years and operate with body temperatures down to 42F (5.2C) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tua…
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…
The velvet divorce peacefully separated Czechoslovakia into two countries in 1993. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
The first game of basketball ended with several black eyes, one separated shoulder, and one player knocked unconscious en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
After the Harlem River was rerouted over 100 years ago, a neighborhood called Marble Hill became separated from Manhattan. Despite now being geographically attached to the Bronx, it is still legally part of Manhattan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned about Gu Gu, a panda at Beijing zoo who has attacked trespassers on 3 different occasions. The first incident happened in 2006, when a drunk man jumped the fence and tried to give the panda a hug. Gu Gu and the man bit each other until zoo officials separated them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_…
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…
Jimi Hendrix lived next door to the house that George Frideric Handel lived and wrote some of his most famous works in for over 30 years while in London. The two were separated by only a single wall and about 200 years. handelhendrix.org/
Today I learned about Brian Shaffer, an unsolved mystery involving a medical student who disappeared after he was separated from his friends at a bar. melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
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…
Fish can be 'right handed.' When hunting or being hunted, fish typically have a side for attack or direction to turn when chased. 'left handed' fish may find themselves separated from the school by a sudden turn when chased by predators. phys.org/news/2017-11-lef…
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…
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…
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…
There is an β€œisland” of Kentucky that is surrounded by Missouri and Tennesse and entirely separated from the rest of the state. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
The deepest depths of Lake Erie are still at a higher elevation than the surface of Lake Ontario. The two lakes are only separated by about 21 miles / 34 kilometers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
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…
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separated but no divorced due to how close they still are people.com/movies/rhea-pe…
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…
-In the 1960s-1970s a study was done to compare the development of twins and triplets separated at birth. The study is often called unethical because the researchers didn't obtain the consent of anybody involved with the children. The records from the study are sealed at yale until 2065. yaledailynews.com/blog/20…
Cows have best friends, and get stressed when separated. theguardian.com/commentis…
Germany actually consists of 16 separated Federal States dw.com/en/a-trip-around-a…
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_…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Baton Rouge, LA is named for a red pole that separated the hunting grounds of two different native tribes redstickspice.com/pages/w…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
The Washington monument was constructed in 2 phases separated by over 2 decades, due to funding issues. The stones used in the 2nd phase was different from the one used earlier. Though they looked similar then, the stones have aged differently and the difference is clearly visible now. mallhistory.org/explorati…
1991 song 'Losing My Religion' by REM isn't about a guy being separated from Higher being but simply about unrequited love. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los…
Puppy's eyes and ears open about 2 weeks after birth. However they are born with a fully functional sense of smell. They use this to find their mother's teats and their littermates. They become distressed if separated from their siblings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
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…
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…

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