If you shake keys near a flying moth with ears, it will dive to the ground to avoid encountering what it thinks is a bat. This is because shaking keys emits sonar similar to that produced by bats. blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wecdep…
When a peacock shakes his tail, it produces a low pitched sound humans can't hear despite the noise being about as loud as a car going past a few metres away. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
The owner of Steak'n Shake restaurants also owns Maxim magazine biglariholdings.com/subsi…
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…
Early in life, Abraham Lincoln wrestled. When local gang leader Jack Armstrong heard of him, he challenged The Honest One to a match. It ended with Abe grabbing him by the throat, hoisting him up, giving a little shake, then throwing him to the dirt. It was the first chokeslam used in wrestling. prowrestlingstories.com/p…
Because of Marie curie's affair with Paul Langevin, Swedish Academy of Sciences tried to dissuade her from coming to Stockholm to receive her Nobel prize(1911) so that the "adulteress" should not shake hands with the Swedish king. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
As the brain gets used to alcohol, it attempts to restore itself to a normal state in the presence of alcohol. If the influence of alcohol is suddenly removed, the brain has to readjust once again, leading to β€œthe shakes” or increased anxiety. pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/public…
Before dogfighting was a thing, enemy pilots would simply exchange waves or shake their fists at one another. At the beginning of WWI, recon pilots would often resort to throwing bricks, grenades, and even rope in hopes that it would get entangled in the enemy's propellor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog…
Helicopter downwash is used to shake the water off of cherries after rain so they do not swell and split before harvest. blog.aopa.org/aopa/tag/ch…
Those strip of bumps that shake your cart as you leave a store are there to tell blind people they're walking into an area with vehicle traffic (parking lots, streets, etc). They're called Tactile paving en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tac…
One medium McDonald's milk shake contains 630 calories, the same as a whole average dinner meal. One milkshake also contains 90g sugar which is more than your daily maximum recommended sugar intake of around 75g. fastfoodnutrition.org/mcd…
The McDonald's green, mint flavored 'Shamrock Shake' is half a century old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Today I learned about William Castle, a producer /director know for his unusual promotional gimmicks, such as wiring theater seats to vibrate and shake during the climax of his movie and setting up a booth for people to get refunds during a movie’s β€œFright Break” if they were too scared to see the ending en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
A 39 story building in Seoul was evacuated after tremors were felt on the top floors. Instead of an earthquake, it was found that an exercise class on the 12th floor was playing Snap!'s "The Power", which happened to match the building's resonant frequency and caused it to violently shake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tec…
When a peacock shakes his tail, it produces a low pitched sound humans can't hear despite the noise being about as loud as a car going past a few metres away. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
Today I learned of Uncle O’Grimacey, a McDonaldland character introduced in 1977 to promote the Shamrock Shake. wikipedia.org/wiki/McDona…
The Club-winged manakin has evolved solid wing bones which it can shake 100 times per second to create sounds to attract a mate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clu…
Malaysian Crown Prince Tunku Ismail mocked religious hardliners in Malaysia by wearing Hulk Hands to shake hands, after being told to wear gloves when shaking hands with women. news.asiaone.com/news/mal…
Turbulence may shake the plane like crazy but won't cause the plane to fall down and crash askthepilot.com/questiona…
Each during the Christmas season, Welsh carolers seek to shake down neighbors for food and drink in what amounts to a doorstep poetry slam, starring a singing horse-skull puppet atlasobscura.com/articles…
In 2004 Polaroid released a warning to the public to not "shake it like a polaroid picture." as copying the Outkast song might damage the photo. Shaking polaroids has been unnecessary since 1972 when the SX-70 did away with the need for peel-apart film. Few cameras still use the technology. edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH…
Some of the unusual sounds on the recording of Got to Give It Up include Marvin Gaye banging on a half-filled grapefruit juice bottle, and percussionist Jack Ashford playing a homemade instrument he called a Hotel Sheet, which was a piece of polystyrene he would shake to produce a wobbly sound en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got…
Today I Learned that due to the popularity of the song β€œHey Ya” by OutKast, specifically the line β€œshake it like a Polaroid picture,” the Polaroid company had to issue a statement informing consumers that shaking the Polaroid picture will not assist in developing the photo and can actually ruin it. foxnews.com/story/dont-sh…
Max Martin, a 43-year-old Swede, has co-written more #1 singles than anyone since the Beatles. His credits include "I Want It That Way", "Oops!... I Did It Again", "It's My Life", "Since U Been Gone", "I Kissed a Girl", "Shake It Off", and much more. thedailybeast.com/article…
Today I learned of Raymond Nelson of Memminger Elementary in Charleston, South Carolina. He created a "Boys with Purpose Club" that helps boys with no dad at home where they dress up, learn to shake hands, make eye contact, etc. He even has extra jackets and ties for boys who cant afford them. www-cbsnews-com.cdn.amppr…
In Bulgaria and some Balkan countries, people nod to indicate "no" and shake their heads to say "yes". tripsavvy.com/nodding-yes…
Around 300 people line up to greet Jimmy Carter after he teaches sunday school in Georgia. Visitors are not allowed to carry on long conversations or shake hands with him due to germs curbfreewithcorylee.com/2…
The person who opened Shake Shack, Danny Meyer, also opened Michelin Star Resutaurants: Eleven Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Anne Frank wrote in her famous diary, "When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that's a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer?" annefrank.org/en/news/ann…
Leonard Nimoy credits calypso singer Harry Belafonte (Day O/ Shake Sonora) in his development of the character of Spock. youtube.com/watch?v=mogZP…
There is a path in the moorland surrounding the german "Federsee" which has a pudding-like texture causing the ground and small trees around it to shake when jumping on it. youtu.be/dVewFc14s8M
When OutKast sang β€œShake it like a Polaroid picture,” Polaroid released a statement that said, β€œShaking or waving can actually damage the image.” weirdfactblog.com/blog/20…
A 39-story Korean skyscraper was evacuated because 17 people doing Tae Bo in its gym caused the building to shake excessively mimicking an earthquake geek.com/geek-cetera/kore…
South Koreans don't simply open a bottle of Soju and drink. There is a ritual to shake the bottle vigorously until a β€œmini-whirlpool” is created and then hit the bottle’s base against one’s elbow, open the cap, and then hit the neck of the bottle with fingers spread nextshark.com/how-to-drin…
Joji, the singer who created songs like 'test drive' and 'slow dancing in the dark' was Filthy Frank on youtube before transitioning to music. He also created the Harlem Shake. billboard.com/articles/co…
There is a zoo in Japan that has tiny holes in the otter enclosure allowing for people who visit the zoo to shake hands with the otters. en.rocketnews24.com/2013/…
Michael Jackson claimed that when the melody of "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" came to him, he couldn't shake it off. His mother was shocked by the lyrics, but Michael reassured her that the song was not a reference to sex, but could mean whatever people wanted it to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
There is a unit of time called a "shake" which is named after the idiom "in two shakes of a lamb's tail." It was invented by Manhattan Project researchers and is equal to 10 nanoseconds. grammarist.com/idiom/in-t…
The reason scouts shake hands with their left hand, comes from African Ashanti warriors, who showed trust and bravery by lowering their shield to salute with the left instead of right hand. wikipedia.org/wiki/Scout_…
Today I learned of David Johnson, also known as the World Famous Bushman, who is a busker who scares passers-by along Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, active since 1980. When they approach, he shakes the bush towards the unsuspecting tourists and startles them, sometimes making gruff "oogah-boogah" noises en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935) lived long enough to shake hands with both John Quincy Adams and John F. Kennedy npr.org/sections/krulwich…
King George VI was appalled when the South African government instructed him to only shake hands with white people while on his visit there in 1947. He referred to his South African bodyguards as "the Gestapo". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
There is a tree in Australia that if you brush against it it will affect you for 3-6months and if you shake it you can breath in its toxic needles australiangeographic.com.…
Oxpeckers, the small birds you see in photos perching on antelopes & wildebeests (Elephants shake them off usually), were once thought to help by eating illness-causing ticks. It was found that the birds open wounds wider and drink the blood of their hosts - they're parasites themselves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxp…
The Soviet Diplomat Molotov was reportedly the only man to ever "shake hands" with Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Himmler, GΓΆring, Roosevelt and Churchill. He also outlived them all and died in 1986 at the age of 96. erenow.com/biographies/st…
The real "Harlem Shake" is a hip hop dance that originated in 1980's Harlem. However, participants in the 2013 meme of the same name do not perform that dance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
17 people dancing to 'I've Got the Power' caused a Korean skyscraper to shake so violently that it was evacuated for 2 days geek.com/geek-cetera/kore…
A dogs loose skin can allow it to shake 70% of the water off their fur in four seconds. nydailynews.com/news/nati…
When PΕ‚aszΓ³w survivor Mila Pfefferberg was introduced to Ralph Fiennes on the set of "Schindler's List" she began to shake uncontrollably, as Fiennes, attired in full SS dress uniform, reminded her of the real Amon Goeth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amo…
Bulgarians nod their heads to say "no": (Π½Π΅) and shake their heads to say "yes": (Π΄Π°) youtu.be/0uZ038_15Fc?t=21…

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