In 2017, Canadian scientists recreated an extinct horse pox virus to demonstrate that the smallpox virus can be recreated in a small lab at a cost of about $100,000, by a team of scientists without specialist knowledge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
In the 1980s, NASA launched two sitting members of Congress into space as Payload Specialists on the Space Shuttle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ast…
The first ever Ironman Triathlon was won by US Navy Communications Specialist Gordon Haller. The runner-up John Dunbar, a US Navy Seal, was winning after the second transition but lost his lead when he ran out of water and his support crew started giving him beer instead. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironma…
The FBI’s Indian Country program includes over 140 special agents and 40 victim specialists in 36 field offices. Indeed, 33% of all FBI victim specialists and 50% of all FBI child and adolescent forensic interviewers work directly with victims and families on more than 200 Indian reservations. fbi.gov/news/testimony/mi…
Parrots that eat poppy flowers get instant energy similar to the effect of tea or coffee for a human. Wild parrots feeding on poppies are destroying poppy crops in Madhya Pradesh, India. Opium specialist Dr. RS Chundawat said that once the birds feel the energy, they quickly become addicted. bbc.com/news/world-asia-i…
22 yr old Hilda Clayton, an Army combat photographer and visual information specialist with 55th Signal Company, captured her last photo, and the moment of her death, when a mortar shell exploded in the launch tube during a training exercise with Afghan soldiers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hil…
Geoffrey Tandy, a cryptogamist (algae specialist) who was mistakenly hired by Bletchley Park, significantly contributed to breaking the Enigma cipher, utilising his expertise to preserve otherwise unsalvageable codebooks from a torpedoed U-boat nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/blog…
The United States Air Force "'Red Team' specialists--whose job it is to look for and identify vulnerabilities in stealth--still find the F-117 [Nighthawk] 'a challenge, and they have all the data' on it." [PDF] airforcemag.com/MagazineA…
The New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, Washington Post, and Yahoo! Sports already use AI to generate content. The Press Association is partnering with news automation specialists Urbs Media to have robots write 30,000 local news stories each month. bernardmarr.com/default.a…
The notion of a β€œtongue map” for different tastes is a myth. Scientists have found that specialist brain cells handle different tastes. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Only about 12 rats per year enter Alberta, Canada and are quickly killed by provincial rat control specialists before they can breed. Alberta is the largest rat free populated area in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
Iran has one of the largest rates of brain drain in the world. It's estimated that 150,000-180,000 specialists leave the country every year, costing the country at least $50 billion in human capital annually. payvand.com/news/12/may/1…
Bob Timberlake, the worst kicker in NFL History (6.7%) was a first team All-American at the University of Michigan serving as team's QB, RB, Punter, and Kicker but was drafted as a kickoff specialist by the NY Giants where he missed all but 1 Field Goals, and concluded his NFL Career 1/15. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Today I learned of Michael Nicholson, a man from Michigan who has one bachelor's degree, two associate's degrees, 22 master's degrees, three specialist degrees and one doctoral degree, making him the most credentialed person in history. mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/…
To create an authentic fantasy setting in the KrΓΆd MΓ€ndoon pilot episode "Wench Trouble", costumes were built without zippers or velcro and weapons were built by an ancient weapon replica specialist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wen…
In 2014, Assyriology specialist Dr Irving Finkel translated a cuneiform tablet that predates the Bible, which described a flood, much like the story of Noah. However, this story described the ark not as oblong, but round in shape. theguardian.com/books/201…
Bolivia is the poorest country in South America and lacks enough specialist hospitals and cardiac doctors to treat children born with heart problems. So cheap innovations are welcome. Heart devices are made by weaving a single strand of a super-elastic metal used in military industries. bbc.com/news/health-32076…
Barbara Morgan, who was Christa McAuliffe's backup in the ill-fated final mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger, became a professional astronaut 13 years later. And that 5 years after that, she herself flew on the Endeavor to the ISS as a Mission Specialist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
The upper limit for human height is not much more than 9 feet according to John Wass, a specialist in acromegalic gigantism at the University of Oxford. According to him, at that size it is simply too much strain on the circulatory system to live for long. theguardian.com/science/2…
Little is known of Hugh Hefner's oldest son, David and he has pretty much not had dealings with the Playboy brand. He is reportedly the owner of his own computer company which he has managed over the years or an independent film computer graphics specialist justrichest.com/david-hef…
Former NFL wide receiver and return specialist Devin Hester had more career kick and punt return touchdowns (19) than he did career receiving touchdowns (16). pro-football-reference.co…
The Inland taipan is a specialist mammal hunter snake species so its venom is specially adapted to kill warm-blooded species. It is estimated that one bite possesses enough lethality to kill at least 100 fully grown men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inl…
Infertility specialists in Israel have encountered orthodox Jewish couples seeking treatment after years of trying to conceive. The women were determined to still be virgins after their rabbis advised them during marriage counseling to "sleep together" with no further instructions. bloomberg.com/news/featur…
The first medical literature about the enema is in the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus (c. 1550 BCE). Their enema specialist was named "Shepherd of the Anus". There was also a "Keeper of the Royal Rectum" who was the pharaoh's enema maker. According to Egyptian mythology, the god Thoth invented the enema en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ene…
Today I learned about the Kei Truck Garden Contest, an annual event sponsored by the Japan’s Federation of Landscape Contractors. Landscaping specialists from around Japan compete to turn their tiny truck’s bed into mini-size gardens. Bonsai Gardens To-Go! zoenren-osaka.jp/contest_…
Today I learned of an Australian cardiologist that travels around Australia in a semi-trailer turned specialist medical clinic, delivering specialist services to the most out of reach rural citizens of the country who would otherwise be unable to receive such services, all without any government funding. heartofaustralia.com/
At the age of 5 years and 11 months, Ayan Qureshi took and passed Microsoft’s IT Technician Exam, making him the youngest certified computer specialist in the world. thehigherlearning.com/201…
There are snail specialists and they are called Malacologists. npr.org/sections/alltechc…
There is a company in LA that provides attractive 'cuddle specialists' to come over to your house and cuddle with you privatecuddle.com
A man flew three times on the Space Shuttle without being an astronaut. Charles Walker got turned down by NASA but found a space-related job at McDonnell Douglas. McDonnell Douglas paid NASA $40,000 per flight for Walker to operate its experiments on the shuttle as a payload specialist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Paris airport of Orly uses software called DECOR, which is employed in takeoffs & landings & runs on Windows 3.1, an operating system that was released in 1992. The airport only has three specialists who are familiar with DECOR. An upgrade has been scheduled for sometime between 2017-2021. news.vice.com/article/win…
Today I learned of JosΓ© Luis Chilavert, a Paraguayan goalkeeper who scored 46 goals in 622 games. He was a penalty and free-kick specialist who often took penalties and free-kicks for the multiple teams he played for. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Many Zoos have specialist emergency response teams to react to animal escapes wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerge…
Judit PolgΓ‘r, the strongest female chess player of all time, was part of an education experiment carried out by their father LΓ‘szlΓ³ PolgΓ‘r, in an attempt to prove that children could make exceptional achievements if trained in a specialist subject from a very early age en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
A National Geographic photographer (Arctic specialist) felt β€œtrue love” for, and nurtured by, a 1000 lb. leopard seal that could "kill you in an instant" He spent 4 days in the water with her while she continually tried to feed him penguins. (On the link story starts around 51 minutes in) radiolab.org/story/91701-…
The capes worn by high ranking Hawiians, known as 'Ahu 'ula, were made out hundreds of feathers. The feathers were collected by specialists who had to capture birds of right color and pluck a few feathers before letting them go. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CA…
U.S. Senator Jake Garn who flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery as a payload specialist experienced such severe space sickness that a scale for space sickness was named after him, where "one Garn" is used to represent total incapacitation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jak…
All cast members who work for Disney are given specialist training in signing their characters autograph so that if you went now, and again in ten years time, Mickeys autograph will always be the same no matter who is playing him at the time. a8.ahfunny.com/stories/li…
- The only person that isn't a Muslim on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list is a Vegan and is a Linux Network Specialist fbi.gov/wanted/wanted_ter…
Ancient Egypt had many medical specialists, including proctologists which were called "shepherds of the anus". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anc…
Runners wearing top-of-the-line trainers are 123 per cent more likely to get injured than runners in cheap ones. This was discovered as far back as 1989, according to a study led by Dr Bernard Marti, the leading preventative-medicine specialist at Switzerland's University of Bern colorado.edu/intphys/Clas…
Some web filtering services will block resumes with the word "specialist" in them because it contains the substring "Cialis." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scu…
In the Philippines, chaplains (priests, rabbi, imam, etc) are offered higher ranking positions in the police force than chemists, engineers, psychologists, criminologists, nurses, dentists, information technology specialists and even architects via The Lateral Entry Program. pna.gov.ph/articles/99650…
'Stormtroopers' were originally specialist soldiers of the German Army in World War I. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
The Amphitheatre of Pompeji, the first one the Romans built out of stone in the 1st cent. BCE, still offers valuable and relevant lessons to crowd control specialists in the creation of modern venues csoonline.com/article/212…
Across the Arab world today an average of 45 percent of married couples are related, according to Dr. Nadia Sakati, a pediatrician and senior consultant for the genetics research center at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. nytimes.com/2003/05/01/wo…
It took 20,000 men to build the Taj mahal that included sculptors from Bukhara, calligraphers from Syria and Persia, inlayers from southern India, stone cutters from Baluchistan, a specialist in building turrets, another who carved only marble flowers tajmahal.gov.in/creation.…
Liberty University, Virginia is a fully accredited university that teaches Creationism, instead of Evolution. It can award associate, bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. liberty.edu/academics/art…
A fertility specialist called "The Sperminator" inseminated up to 75 women with his own sperm while claiming it was from a chosen donor, and was indicted on 52 fraud counts. nytimes.com/1992/03/05/us…
When Sylvester Stallone was filming a nude shower scene with Sharon Stone for 1994's "The Specialist," she was hesitant to do the scene. Stallone claims he then "brought back a bottle of Black Death vodka that was given to me by Michael Douglas and after half-a-dozen shots we were wet and wild." aintitcool.com/node/30932

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