; NZ still shears around half a million sheep by blade. The extra wool left using this method keeps the animal warmer during the cold winters. rnz.co.nz/national/progra…
The name for a person who makes and puts together scissors and shears is a "putter-togetherer". ernestwright.co.uk/crafts…
Cyndi Laupers hit song "all through the night" was first recorded and written by Jules Shear. Unlike many covers that do not include the original artist, Jules sings throughout Cyndi's recording as backing vocalist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
With sawing you remove material, with cutting you split/shear the material. custompartnet.com/wu/shee…
That, due to human interaction, Domestic Sheep have evolved to require humans to shear them. Their wool never sheds. modernfarmer.com/2013/07/…
A supershear earthquake is "'when the slipping part of the fault moves faster than the shear-wave velocity'...'It's analogous to supersonic.You get a sonic boom.'" P waves go "6 kilometers per second [kps]""through solids and liquids." S (shear) waves "do not propagate in liquids" and go 3.5 kps news.stanford.edu/pr/2005…
Blood and ketchup are both "shear-thinning" fluids, the opposite of "shear-thickening" substances like oobleck. physicsbuzz.physicscentra…
The reason ketchup bottles are meant to be shaken is because ketchup is a shear thinning non newtonian fluid. This means at high velocity the ketchup turns into a less viscous fluid, the opposite of cornstarch and water which solidifies with force. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non…
The inventor of barbicide, the blue disinfectant used to sanitize shears and combs in barbershops, actually hated barbers. Barbicide meant 'to kill the barber' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
A Japanese man beat up his wife's lover, then used garden shears to cut off the man's genitals before flushing it down the toilet. nydailynews.com/news/worl…
Shaun the Sheep's name is a pun based on the past tense of "shear", i.e. " shorn". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
In Pennsylvania thousands of pigeons are gathered for a few weeks and then are released to be shot down in a 'bird shoot contest'. 70% are only wounded (until the children cut their heads off with garden shears, step on them or worse)... avianweb.com/birdshootcon…
The Space Shuttle Canadarm robotic manipulators were fitted with explosive bolts to shear the arm off in the case that they could not be retracted, which would prevent the payload bay doors from closing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
If you don't shear an angora rabbit often enough, its undercoat will felt and it will die from the stress of its own heat. (x-post /r/knitting) youtube.com/watch?v=OR4Z2…
Ketchup is a Non-Newtonian, shear thinning liquid, meaning that, unlike air, it flows more easily as its velocity increases. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non…
Thixotropy is a shear thinning property. Certain gels or fluids that are thick (viscous) under static conditions will flow (become thin, less viscous) over time when shaken, agitated, or otherwise stressed. Like Ketchup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thi…
Silly putty is a shear thickening fluid. That is, if you strike it hard with a hammer, it will shatter like glass. youtube.com/watch?v=vhJX7…
In 2011 Brett Keisel (of the Pittsburgh Steelers) shaved "Da Beard" in an event known as Shear the Beard. He has done so in each subsequent year. The first year alone raised over $40,000 which was donated to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bre…
There's a standardized test for beef tenderness called the Warner-Bratzler Shear Force Test meat.tamu.edu/research/sh…

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