In 1997 Russia tried manually docking a supply vessel to the Mir space station using only a handheld laser range finder, stopwatch, and remote control joysticks. It went badly, but visiting NASA astronaut Michael Foale managed to save Mir by MacGyvering sailing technique with physics knowledge. curious-droid.com/316/spa…
In 1896, the same stopwatch was used at the start and finish line of Olympic marathons, so it had to be carried to the finish line ahead of the runners by bicycle newyorker.com/tech/annals…
Today I learned of the Stopwatch Gang. Three Canadian bank robbers who were known for their brilliant planning of heists, politeness to victims, and non-violent methods all while robbing banks within 90 seconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Watching paint dry is an actual job. Keith Jackson, an Englishman, has been watching paint dry for over 30 years (as of 2006). He works for an industrial paint manufacturer and measures how long it takes paint to dry by putting it on a piece of cardboard and timing it with a stopwatch. standard.co.uk/news/the-m…
Adolf Hitler requested that Heinz Linge, his personal valet, act as "referee" while Hitler used a stopwatch to time himself getting dressed each morning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei…
Those weird numbers on watch bezels are used for divers or as a basic stopwatch gearpatrol.com/2014/02/04…
Richard Erdman, who plays Leonard on Community, was the star of "A Kind of Stopwatch", a famous episode of The Twilight Zone where he had a stopwatch which could stop time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Today I learned of a Joint CIA and SIS during the cold war of constructing a tunnel under the berlin wall to wiretap the landline in the soviet army Headquarters called Operation Gold/Stopwatch en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
In Pennsylvania, local police are not allowed to use radar guns denverpost.com/ci_2334799…
Rihanna's song 'Diamonds' was written by Sia and in under 20 minutes news.com.au/entertainment…

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