The sinking of the Titanic was a popular subject for early African-American rapping (known as Toasts), specifically the story of a fictional black worker named "Shine" who tries to warn the captain about water flooding, but is ignored. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit…
The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne has a feature where a Ray of Light shines on the word LOVE - engraved on the Stone of Remembrance - at 11 AM on the 11th of November (Remembrance Day) every year. youtube.com/watch?v=njV14…
The reason allied forces had nets on their helmets during WW2 was to reduce the helmets β€˜shine’ and it would also allow soldiers to place bits of foliage to increase their camouflage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_…
Without Quantum mechanics, we couldn't understand why the Sun shines. Quantum tunnelling allows the atoms to spontaneously overcome the electromagnetic repulsion between positively charged protons and produce the nuclear fusion, something the heat and pressure at the Sun core can't do at his own en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
The song "Midnight Special" is about a steam locomotive that used to pass the Louisiana State Prison and its light would shine into the cells. Prisoners developed a superstition that having the light shine on you would bring fortune and freedom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid…
The Shrine of Rememberence in Melbourne, Australia was desiged with a cutout in the roof such that sunlight only shines through on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. It lights up the word "Love" in the inscription during the moment of silence. wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine…
A-Ha's "The Sun Always Shines on TV" music video has the story of the lovers continued from the song "Take On Me". youtu.be/a3ir9HC9vYg
The murder of Billy Batts in the movie "Goodfellas" is based on the killing of William Bentvena, with the only significant difference being he was killed two days after the shoe shine insult. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
U.S. 5, 10, 20 and 50 dollar bills have a bar on them that shine under a blacklight. cycleback.com/blacklight/…
There is monument in Ireland called Newgrange, built in 3200 before Christ, constructed in a way that the sun lights shine in the inside only one day in a year (the winter solstice day)! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Tonic water contains quinine, which is sensitive to UV light and will fluoresce. So if you shine some UV light onto some tonic water (or your gin and tonic), it will basically glow blue in the dark scientificamerican.com/ar…
New reflective material possesses an interesting phenomenon: When white light shines on the film at night, some observers will see a single, stable color reflected back, while others will see changing colors. It all depends on the angle of observation and whether the light source is moving. phys.org/news/2019-08-ret…
Normally, the scales of a sea mouse are a deep red sheen, warning off predators, but when the light shines on them perpendicularly, they flush green and blue. This structural coloration is a defense mechanism, giving a warning signal to potential predators. youtu.be/uPk20s3wRbU
After Betelgeuse goes supernova, it will be brighter than a full moon and visible during the day. It will shine for weeks/months before fading away. universetoday.com/110394/…
The Box tunnel in England was designed such that only on the birthday of the architect (Brunel) , does the sun shines through it. atlasobscura.com/places/b…
The song "The Night Begins To Shine" was featured on the kids TV show "Teen Titans Go" as a throw-away joke and would eventually become #1 on iTunes rock charts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Greek "Zeus" and Latin "Jupiter" stem from the same Proto-Indo-European word for "Sky Father" (Dyeus ph2tΔ“r), from the root verb "to shine" (dyeu) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeu…
In 2012 rumors began circulating on the Iranian Internet that Pepsi planned to use powerful lasers to shine the image of their logo on the Moon’s surface. Thousands of Iranians climbed onto their roofs to stare at the Moon. When nothing happened, some bought Coca-Cola out of spite. huffingtonpost.com/2012/0…
During Pink Floyd's recording session for 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond', a song about schizophrenic former band member Syd Barrett, he walked into the studio after 7 years of no contact with a shaven head and eyebrows acting strangely and had the band members in tears upon recognizing him. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
TON 618, the largest known black hole (it's accretion disc), shines as brilliantly as 140,000,000,000,000 (140 trillion) Suns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TON…
It wasn't until 380,000 years after the Big Bang that the universe became transparent enough to let light shine through it. science.howstuffworks.com…
70% of Mongolian nomads have solar power since 2013. The sun shines 250 days on average each year in Mongolia. It shines, even during the frigid winter days, on the hundreds of thousands of nomads who still roam the steppes, herding animals and living in dome-like tents calling gers. aljazeera.com/indepth/fea…
When the sun shines on one spot on your skin and does damage, that damage is transmitted via a very complex process throughout all of your skin, even to places that have never seen the sun rd.com/health/beauty/derm…
Today I learned of John Robinson, once a 'shoe-shine boy' who left America in the 1930s - under the invitation of Emperor Haile Selassie - to become the Commander of the Ethiopian Air Force. Robinson had vowed to defend the African country from the impending invasion of Mussolini's Italian army. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The Night Begins To Shine wasn't written for Teen Titans Go! It was written in 2005 for an 80's style music library, and the show's crew used it just to pad out an episode, and it's popularity exploded from there. npr.org/2017/08/25/545906…
A man named Albert Lexie has shined shoes at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for 36 years. He donates everything over $5 per shine to the hospital. He has contributed over $200k during his time there. abcnews.go.com/blogs/head…
Today I learned of quasar 3c273, which is 4 trillion times brighter than the sun, and 100 times brighter than the output of all the stars in the milkyway. It’s so bright, that if it were 33 light years away, it would shine just as bright in the sky as the sun, which is only 8 light minutes away. blackholes.stardate.org/o…
When the sun shines less and we have less skin exposed during winter, mushrooms can act as good Vitamin D2 sources but have to first be exposed to UV radiation, i.e. left in the sun. The leftovers the next day won't really help though. Some, like shiitakes, can even provide D3. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
When Pink Flyod was completing "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," which was an exploration of their former band mate Syd Barrett's mental decline, an overweight man with a shaved head and eyebrows entered the studio. He turned out to be Syd Barrett himself, who they had not seen in 7 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wis…
In Anthem, Arizona, there's a veterans monument where each year on Nov 11th (veterans day) at precisely 11:11am the sun shines on it perfectly to reveal the Great Seal of the United States en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
In the weeks around Saturn's equinox every 15 years, its rings become essentially invisible as the only light that shines on them is reflected off the planet itself photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov…
At 11 a.m. each November 11th at the Canadian War Museum, the sun shines through the window of the Museum's Memorial Hall and illuminates the only artifact in that space: the headstone of Canada's Unknown Soldier. warmuseum.ca/event/memori…
Joe Kennedy, sold all of his stock just before the 1929 market crash, because he knew something was wrong when a poor shoe shine boy was giving him investment advice. archive.fortune.com/magaz…
The Bobtail Squid stores bioluminescent bacteria in its underbelly that emits the same amount of light that shines on top of it, making its shadow disappear and rendering it invisible to predators below: ultimate camouflage. wired.co.uk/news/archive/…
Jet's second album, Shine On, was given a rating of 0.0 on Pitchfork and a video of a monkey peeing into its own mouth was linked in place of a review. pitchfork.com/reviews/alb…
The Japanese have onomatopoeias for essences as well as sounds. A notable example is "pika pika," meaning "to shine" genkijacs.com/blog/index.…
In 1947 a man survived a botched execution by electric chair. He said that death tasted β€œlike peanut butter” and looked a lot β€œlike shines in a rooster’s tail.” executedtoday.com/2009/05…
All MLB baseballs are rubbed with mud from the Delaware River in New Jersey to help remove the shine from the ball. baseballrubbingmud.com
Today I learned about Sapphire Copepods. These see-through critters have no bioluminescent properties, yet seem to shine in wonderful shades of blue to gold due to their ingenious translucent crystalline skin. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Part Two of Pink Floyd's Shine On You Crazy Diamond is called "Syd's Theme" after their first singer. Syd walked into the studio when they were tracking it, and the band didn't recognise him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Hens lay unfertilized eggs daily. Before they are packaged and sent to the market, they shine a bright light through the shell (called candling)β€”which highlights any irregularities, such as a developing chick. chowhound.com/food-news/5…
Newgrange in Ireland is older than both Stonehenge and the pyramids in Giza. On the morning of the winter solstice every year the rising sun shines down the entrance passageway and illuminates the burial chamber at the end. This only happens for a few minutes, once a year. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…
At age 13, Future U.S. President and current POW Andrew Jackson took a saber to the face from a British officer after he stubbornly refused to shine his boots. He then grew fond of the scar calling it his own badge of freedom. homeofheroes.com/brotherh…
The band "They Might Be Giants" published an errata for their song, "Why Does the Sun Shine?" to address some factual errors called "Why Does the Sun Really Shine?" smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
A 22-Year-Old Mother Killed Her Infant Son Because He Interrupted Her Farmville Game on Facebook | Parenting - Yahoo! Shine shine.yahoo.com/parenting…
The famous theoretical physicist Richard Feynman used to shine a laser into a bedroom Jenijoy's La Belle bedroom at night while they were both professors at Caltech and she liked it. oralhistories.library.cal…
The Egyptian pyramids were originally covered in smooth shiny white limestone to make them reflect the sun and shine brightly when viewed from a distance. cheops-pyramide.ch/khufu-…
[] People Are Eating Glitter Pills To Make Their Shit Shimmer And Shine idigitaltimes.com/people-…
Up until 1970 Britain deported children to countries in the commonwealth for cheap farm labour, population boosts and to maintain "good white stock." Children lost their real identities and were told they were orphans going on holiday to a place where the sun always shines. childmigrantstrust.com/ou…
Yearly on Veteran's Day at 11:11am the sun shines perfectly on a memorial in Arizona twistedsifter.com/2014/11…

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