Brooke Shields was only 14 when "The Blue Lagoon" was filmed glasshousejournal.co.uk/p…
Today I learned about the Gaesatae, a group of Gaulish mercenaries hired to fight the Romans in 225 BC. The Gaesatae fought naked to intimidate their foes, but their small shields offered little protection against Roman javelins, and they were driven back. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gae…
Alf's Imperial Army, a New Zealand organization devoted to "pacifist warfare". Members gather to battle using strictly non-harmful weapons, such as newspaper swords and cardboard shields. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
In 525 BCE, the Persian king Cambyses II won a battle against the Egyptian Army using cats. Mid battle, he painted the goddess Bastet, protector of cats, on his shield and released live cats onto the battlefield. The Egyptians' ingrained reverence for cats won out, and the army surrendered. ancient.eu/article/43/the…
Fungus growing in Chernobyl can make up for light shield against radiation in terms of armor and help space travel popularmechanics.com/scie…
Robert Downey Jr. gave Chris Evans a custom-designed "Steve Rogers" car with the Cap shield emblazoned on the steering wheel menshealth.com/entertainm…
In the film Blue Lagoon, Brooke Shields had to walk in shallow trenches because she is almost 178 cm (5'10) while Christopher Atkins is just 167 cm (around 5'6). He later described the experience as "like having the Statue of Liberty standing beside me". smh.com.au/lifestyle/the-…
While serving in the Mexican-American war, future U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of Monterrey hung off the side of the horse he was riding to use it as a shield while under sniper fire as the horse was still running. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uly…
A Giant Tortoise, the last confirmed sighting of which, was in 1906, was discovered in 2019. The female Tortoise was discovered on Fernandia, an active shield volcano on the Galapagos Islands. nationalgeographic.com/an…
The US Military did not help Marvel with The Avengers (2012) because they could not understand the role of SHIELD in the chain of command politi.co/2SjsSFz
Today I learned of Project Valkyrie: a theorized lightweight interstellar spacecraft that could attain 92% lightspeed. Components are tethered, with the crew 10 km away from the antimatter engine. A system would spray liquid droplets in front of the craft to shield against interstellar dust particles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Mongols used Wicker shields which means the cuisine legend of β€œmongols grilling meat on their shields” has been debunked by this SCA article. viahistoria.com/SilverHor…
In 1975 Playboy published nude photographs (child pornography) of 10-year-old actress Brooke Shields snopes.com/fact-check/bro…
Crabs use sea urchins for protection in terms of a shield and/or throwing weapon, and they use anemones regenerative ability by breaking them in half and allowing them to grow around its claws to use them as boxing gloves. azdailysun.com/lifestyles…
Today I learned of the IMCF, a sport in which people dress in full medieval armor and fight each other in an arena with a shield and (blunt) swords en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Aegis is a shield carried by Zeus and Athena. That's why we say "under someone's aegis", which means doing something under the protection. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeg…
Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Sigmund Freud, Malcolm X, were amongst the supporters of the Shakespeare authorship question, arguing that Shakespeare was a front to shield the identity of the real author or authors, who for some reason did not want or could not accept public credit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Abraham Lincoln was almost in a saber duel with James Shield on September 22, 1842 until John J. Hardin and Dr. R.W. English ceased the hostilities between the two. historynet.com/abraham-li…
There is a popular medieval MMA league in Russia where people fight in armor with a sword and shield telegraph.co.uk/men/the-f…
The 1984 movie Supergirl was the first English language superhero film to feature a woman in the lead role. Demi Moore and Brooke Shields were both rejected and unknown Helen Slater was paid $75,000 for the role en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
The word β€œdashboard” comes from the board on horse drawn carriages that would shield you from mud and rocks flung up by β€œdashing” horses. thenewswheel.com/origin-o…
The Soviets planted a bug inside the US Embassy by hiding it in a wooden carving of the US shield. The Americans thought it was clean, as it didn't contain any wires or batteries. Instead, it was activated and powered by an external radio beam. It remained undiscovered from 1945 to 1952. cryptomuseum.com/covert/b…
The Alaskan Wood Frog shields itself during winter with about an inch or two of leaf litter along the forest floor and allows up to 60 percent of it's body to freeze solid. It's heart stops eventually beating and survives in a semi-frozen state for weeks.... nationalgeographic.com.au…
Captain America's shield in the first Ironman movie was only there as a joke from an ILM artist during cinesync sessions to which Jon Favreau wanted to leave in just to see who else might notice it. mtv.com/news/2596683/capt…
Mythbusters hosts Adam and Jamie built a combat robot for the show Robot Wars. It was so effective that it often sent pieces of its opponent's bodywork over the shield walls of the arena into the crowd, and after two fights the show's insurance company deemed the bot "too hazardous" to compete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ble…
Aluminum recovered from the World Trade Center is now used to shield cabling on Mars Rover Spirit and Opportunity. jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.ph…
A man named Robert Shields wrote the longest diary in history - 37.5 million words written over a 25 year period until he was disabled by a stroke. He spent hours every day chronically the most minute details of his daily life and even limited sleep to 2 hours at a time to record his dreams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
They make a tiny film shield which can be attached to the old Polaroid cameras to allow them to use the new more light sensitive Polaroid Film. youtube.com/watch?v=WZihW…
Normally the wing folding process of ladybugs is shielded by their elytra, the cases that shield their wings and give them their iconic red and black coloring. Scientists created artificial transparent elytra and grafted them onto the bugs revealing the folding process in stunning detail. youtu.be/WyM-2BkQom8
In 378BC, 30K Spartans invaded Thebes and were met by 20K Athenians deployed on an open hill. When the armies reached 200m apart, the Athenian general ordered his men to stand at ease (spears up, shields down) which they did with such precision and confidence as to cause the Spartans to retreat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
King Henry loved adding guns to other weapons. His bodyguards carried shields with pistols built into them, and Henry himself had a walking stick that doubled as both a spiked mace and a three-barreled pistol. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pis…
After discovering Jupiter's intense radiation belt , NASA needed a last minute fix to shield the exterior cables of the Voyager deep space probes. They sent a technician to the local supermarket, bought all of the kitchen grade aluminum foil, and wrapped it around the cables. amp.businessinsider.com/v…
By using cats Cambyses II of Persia defeated Egypt at the Battle of Pelusium in 525 BCE. The Persian king had his army paint the image of the cat on their shields and also charged the frontline with cats. The Egyptians, unwilling to risk the wrath of their gods, surrendered. ancient.eu/warfare/
The Chinese word for "contradiction", ηŸ›η›Ύ, consisting of the characters for "spear" and "shield" respectively, is said to derive from an old tale in which a Chinese merchant proclaimed to sell "spears that could pierce any shield" and "shields that could defend from all spear attacks". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irr…
If engulfed in flames in a forest fire, some fire trucks can go into `burnover mode` when a sprinkler system keeps watering the truck (including each tyre) while the fire fighters hide behind heat shields. youtu.be/PO7GTTBqDKo?t=10…
The US Military dropped its support from Marvel's Avengers because it could not reconcile SHIELDs relationship with the government. screenrant.com/the-avenge…
10 year old Brook Shields posed nude for for a Playboy publication. A judge ruled it "non pornographic" except to "perverse minds". snopes.com/fact-check/bro…
Before going on stage in Montreal, Ringo Starr received a death threat and in response, positioned his cymbals vertically to act as a shield against the would-be assassin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin…
Playboy magazine published issues of Brooke Shields when she was just 10 years old. theconversation.com/playb…
There was a Roman priesthood whose job was to perform a specific dance and chant around sacred shields. Since this ritual was unchanged for centuries, later Romans had no idea what the ritual actually meant while still continuing the tradition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Today I learned of Robert Shields, who maintained an incredibly detailed diary for 25 years. The diary chronicles every five minutes of his life from 1972 until a stroke disabled him in 1997. The entire collection fills 94 boxes and is estimated at 37.5 million words en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
The US and Russian sections of the International Space Station use different shields to protect against orbital debris, and if the station is under threat, the crew all move to the Russian section because it is considered to be better protected. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Today I learned of the Plumbata, an ancient Roman weapon, which was essentially a lead-weighted lawn dart. Multiples would be carried in the hollow of a legionary's shield and thrown at the enemy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plu…
Genghis Khan would marry off a daughter to the king of an allied nation, dismissing his other wives. Then he would assign his new son-in-law to military duty in the Mongol wars, while the daughter took over the rule. Most sons-in-law died in combat, giving him shield around the Mongol lands thetyee.ca/Books/2010/07/…
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was so moved by a police officer's funeral that he started the Silver Shield Foundation. The foundation pays educational costs for the children of New York City Police Officers and Firefighters who gave their life in the service of New York. silvershieldfoundation.or…
In Battle of Pelusium (525BC), Persian soldiers used cats as shields since Egyptians regarded them as sacred ancient.eu/article/43/the…
The indigenous Wahgi people of Papua New Guinea frequently paint the American comic book hero The Phantom on their traditional war shields io9.gizmodo.com/why-does-…
In 1975, a 10 year old Brooke Shields posed naked for a Playboy publication called "Sugar and Spice" mamamia.com.au/brooke-shi…
The first script of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark had a mine chase, an escape in Shanghai using a rolling gong as a shield, and a jump from an airplane in a raft, none of which made it into the film, but all of which were later used in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
In preparation for her wedding to Agassi, Brooke Shields embarks on an exercise regimen and hangs an inspiration photo on the refrigerator door. The photo is of the woman who Shields thinks has perfect legs. The woman is Agassi’s future second wife, Steffi Graf. amp.news.com.au/world/and…
David Bleak, an Army Medic during the Korean War, reacted to an ambush by running into the trench, breaking one enemy's neck, crushing another's windpipe, then plunging his knife into the chest of a third. He then threw himself atop an American soldier to shield him from the blast of a grenade. ncojournal.dodlive.mil/ta…
Ostracoderms, the precursors of the jawed vertebrates, are long extinct bony (armoured) jawless fish and the earliest creatures with bony heads. The whole shield is made up of thousands of small teeth fused together. The bony skull, earliest in the fossil record, is made entirely of little teeth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ost…
Today I learned of GΓΆtz von Berlichingen, a German knight who, after losing his arm in 1504, continued to fight for many years with a prosthetic arm, one of which was fully articulated and capable of holding everything from his shield to a quill for writing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C…
China has launched and successfully recovered satellites with wooden heat shields en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan…
In WW2 after getting dumped in the south pacific, a few comics of the phantom(among other brands of objects) started being drawn by the natives in tribal shields io9.gizmodo.com/why-does-…
Both the USA and USSR tested nuclear powered aircraft, but inability to shield crews and concerns in the event of crashes made the idea unsuitable for civilian use. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc…
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_…
The standard sex symbols are pictograms. The male symbol is meant to represent a spear and shield, whereas the female symbol represents a bronze mirror with a handle jstor.org/stable/1217734?…
Brooke Shields’ paternal grandmother was a princess en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
After is heat shield blow up, instead of going back to the pits, F1 driver Kimi RΓ€ikkΓΆnen walked straight to his own yacht in his racing suit and promptly found his way to the hot tub. youtube.com/watch?v=ZMzel…
The heat shield made up half of the Galileo Probe's mass and half of it burned away when it entered Jupiter's atmosphere in 1997, heating to 15,500Β°C (28,000Β°F) during the entry process - nearly three times the surface temperature of the sun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal…
Today I learned of the Ortolan. A bird that was formerly eaten in French cuisine. The process of preparing it included trapping it in a dark box so that it would eat more thinking it was night, before drowning it in brandy, roasting it, and then eating it under a napkin, done to "shield ones self from god" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ort…
Battle of Pelusium (525 BC) Persian soldiers used cats as shields as Egyptian religion forbade harm towards cats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In the early 80's, F14 Tomcat pilots flying reconnaissance missions over the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon used commercial "fuzz-buster" radar detectors, mounted in pairs on the pilots glare shield, to warn them of Surface-To-Air missile radars that the aircraft's built-in gear couldnt detect. wikipedia.org/wiki/Tactic…
The first ever self propelled armoured fighting vehicle the "Motor Scout" was built in 1898 by British inventor F.R. Simms, a "quadricycle" powered by a petrol engine with a Maxim gun and iron shield. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
The actor who played Julien Lowe (The closested gay police officer) on The Shield was arrested for murdering his wife in May 2014. He was convicted for 2nd degree murder in June 2016, he will be serving 40 years to life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Sum 41's album, Chuck, was named after a peacekeeper that saved the band (by acting as a human shield) from mortar fire. ultimate-guitar.com/news/…
Cambyses II of Persia used cats to fight a battle. Against the Egyptians in the battle of Pelusium in 525 BC he ordered his men to paint cats on their shields and brought 100's of cats to his front lines. The Egyptian archers refused to fire on the cats as injuring one was punishable by death. realmofhistory.com/2015/0…
The 'Yin and Yang' symbol was actually a shield design from the late Roman Army, and predates Taoist representations by almost 700 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not…
The Chinese word for "contradiction" is ηŸ›η›Ύ, consisting of the characters for "spear" and "shield" respectively. It's derive from the book "Han Fei Zi" in which a Chu (ζ₯šε›½) merchant proclaimed to sell "spears that could pierce any shield" and "shields that could defend from all spear attacks" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irr…
Today I learned of Bloody Island, a sandbar that appeared in the Mississippi River between Missouri and Illinois in the late 18th century. It became a popular location for duels, including a duel between Abraham Lincoln and James Shields in 1842. It ended in a truce. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
Spider-Man has a long lost sister, Teresa, formerly CIA and currently a SHIELD agent. marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Ter…
The samurai cloak, the Horo is a shield against incoming arrows youtube.com/watch?v=8B_6B…
Sears sells riot shields and they're surprisingly affordable. sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1…
Andre Agassi smashed his Wimbledon trophy and all of his tennis awards in a fit of jealousy rage after witnessing on the set of 'Friends' his then-girlfriend Brooke Shields kissing Mat Le Blanc for an episode of the series. The scene, shot in 1995, made Agassi storm off the set. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
There is such a thing as one-way bulletproof glass. This allows you to return fire through the glass while still keeping you protected from the attacker (your shot leaves a bullet-sized hole, but doesn’t compromise the rest of the shield). tssbulletproof.com/one-wa…
Since 1996, Singapore's building code has required that all new apartment buildings are constructed with a personal bomb shelter, designed to shield occupants from shock waves and shrapnel, just in case the city ever gets bombed mothership.sg/2017/10/you…
Brooke Shields was 10 years old when she first appeared nude on Playboy theguardian.com/theguardi…
A man name Jamie Rohrs left his children and girlfriend in the theater during the 2012 Aurora Theater Shooting. His family received help from 18 year old Jarell Brooks, who used himself as a human shield. Later that evening, Rohrs proposed to his girlfriend at the hospital and she accepted. theblaze.com/stories/2012…
Of "Shark Shield" a wearable device that creates an electromagnetic field around the user to deter shark attacks, it has shown to have 90% effectiveness both within controlled environments and the wild and was recently used in a record-breaking swim crossing from Cuba to Florida without a cage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Space Shuttle Atlantis suffered extensive heat shield damage on STS-27, similar to the damage that resulted in the loss of Columbia 15 years later. The crew was fully aware of the damage, and expected to die during re-entry. astronautix.com/flights/s…
The earliest example of the Yin Yang symbol ever discovered dates back to 430 AD - as a pattern used on a Roman Shield - predating its appearance in China by 700 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai…
We can't build a detector for Gravitons because its Neutrino shield would collapse into a Black Hole en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
The Yin Yang symbol was used on a Roman shield 700 years before it appeared in China. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not…
Today I learned about backronyms, which are constructed phrases that purport to be the source of a word that is an acronym, like Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division or SHIELD in Marvel movies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
In addition to the International Red Cross, there are two other emblems- the Red Crescent for Islamic countries, and the Red Crystal for use for those of the Jewish faith outside Israel, where the Red Shield of David is used. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emb…
Blizzard Entertainment gives awesome swords and shields to its five- and ten-year employees us.blizzard.com/en-us/com…
Jimmy Woo, the bungling comedy relief in Antman and The Wasp first appeared in comics in 1956 and has a long history, even becoming a high-ranking member of SHIELD. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Actor Michael Jace, best known for playing LAPD Officer Julien Lowe in the FX drama "The Shield", is currently serving 40 years for the murder of his wife. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
The Schwartzschild radius, the radius of a black holes event horizon based on its mass, is a great example of nominative determinism - named after Karl Schwarzschild who's surname means 'Black Shield' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
The Opportunity rover discovered the first meteorite outside of the Earth and Moon when it went to go look at its heat shield. skyandtelescope.com/astro…
Chloe Bennet, star of Agents of SHIELD, was a pop star in Asia known as Chloe Wang thedailybeast.com/article…
British coins make a shield. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBP
Robert Shields was a preacher and teacher, who recorded his life in five-minute segments for over two decades, creating a diary with 37.5 million words. nytimes.com/2007/10/29/us…
Brooke Shields' father's family paid her mother a sum of money to abort her. Her mother took the money but refused to honor the agreement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
After using his body as a shield against a grenade and absoring 43 pieces of fragmentation, along with being shot 7 times by 7.62x39mm rounds, Sgt Bradley Kasal refused to quit fighting and his credited with saving the lives of several other Marines along with his own en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle has an air-to-air kill ratio of 98 to 1, the only air-to-air loss in 40 years of operation was a Saudi Arabian Air Force F-15 believed to have been shot down by an Iraqi Mig-25 during Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1991. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McD…
David Hasselhoff played Nick Fury in the movie Nick Fury: Agent of Shield, a direct to DVD movie youtube.com/watch?v=JNBRu…
The UK released a series of PSAs in the 1970s to prepare people for nuclear war. Instructions included using bags of dirt/sand to shield from the effects of an attack. youtube.com/watch?v=m6U9T…
A seven year old girl blocked six bullets from hitting her mother by using her own body as a shield. abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?…

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