I learned that part of the reason kids like to spin, roll, and swing is that it stimulates and develops the proprioceptive system, which influences coordination, spatial, and body awareness, and also helps calm them down. mamaot.com/why-do-some-ki…
A hockey fan taunted his opposing home teams player for becoming injured. A few plays later that same fan took a puck to the face. The hockey player he had previously taunted made sure to swing by and say hello wimp.com/hockey-fan-taunt…
The song "Sultans of Swing" was inspired by Mark Knopfler witnessing a shoddy pub band playing to a small, drunken crowd. At the end of their set, the singer finished with β€œGoodnight and thank you. We are the Sultans Of Swing.”. loudersound.com/features/…
153P/Ikeya–Zhang, A periodic comet that has the longest orbital period of 366.51 years. The tail of the comet is over a billion kilometers or 621 million miles. The comet passed perihelion on March 18, 2002, and is expected to swing by again between 2362–2363. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/153…
Spider-Man's trademark web-swinging technique in "The Amazing Spider-Man" was done using practical effects instead of the cgi used in the previous films. They built a giant rig that allowed a stuntman to swing from a thin cable attached to a winch over and through the real streets of NYC. ew.com/article/2012/07/04…
Kiiking is a unique sport invented in Estonia that has a person start in a standing position on a swing and attempt to rotate all the way around the pivot of the swing, being propelled only by an alternating squatting and standing position. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kii…
Rosemary Kennedy (younger sister of John and Robert) was lobotomised at 23 to deal with mood swings and erratic behaviour. Her mother was informed of this decision after the procedure had taken place. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
In 2017, a group of travel influencers were banned from all U.S. public lands. Their violations included driving an RV across the Bonneville Salt Flats, walking on Yellowstone’s hot springs, and affixing a rope swing to the Corona Arch. A year later, they fell off a waterfall in B.C. and died. outsideonline.com/2325286…
A driving range in Australia banned players from doing β€œHappy Gilmore” golf swings thegolfnewsnet.com/golfne…
Goldie Hawn kicked director Jonathan Demme out of the editing room on Swing Shift (1984) over concerns her performance was being overshadowed by actress Christine Lahti. www2.bfi.org.uk/news-opin…
Today I learned of Busta Rhymes Island, a 40x40 island in Central Massachusetts unofficially named by a local who is trying to make the name official through common usage. When asked why the name "Busta Rhymes Island," the local said "It has rope swings, blueberries, and... stuff Busta would enjoy." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus…
Swing dancing teenagers in Nazi Germany would mock Nazis by saying 'swing heil' and called Hitler Youth 'Homo Youth' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swi…
There is an exclusive Antarctic group of scientists called the Club 300. To be a member, they would soak in a 200Β°F sauna, then run outside naked in -100Β°F temperatures. The goal is to experience a 300 degree temperature swing, and see how long they can run around the Ceremonial South Pole. theatlantic.com/internati…
Seth MacFarlane is a Easy Listening/Swing singer and a pianist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set…
The NFL actually has a rule against using a helmet as a weapon: "ARTICLE 17. USE OF HELMET AS A WEAPON. A player may not use a helmet that is no longer worn by anyone as a weapon to strike, swing at, or throw at an opponent." Rule 12, Section 2 operations.nfl.com/media/…
Although considered a swing state, Arizona has only once voted Democrat(1992) in the past 70 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Frisian-German warlord Pier Gerlofs Donia wielded a greatsword with such efficiency he was capable of beheading multiple enemies in a single swing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
"Midget" Gaedel was a baseball player 3'7" tall and had a strike-zone of 1.5 inches. The owner told him he had a $1 million life insurance policy on him and if he attempted to swing rifleman on the roof of the stadium would shoot. He is the reason commissioners have to approve all contracts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edd…
Peter Tuchman, a widely-recognized securities stock trader at the NYSE whose face is always on the front page of CNBC during market swings, has "never owned any stock" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The concept of swing bowling, an essential tool for a fast bowler in cricket was invented by the American Cricketer Bart King. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
We swing our arms when we walk because it is the most efficient way to walk. By swinging our right arm with our left leg and our left arm with our right leg we conserve 26% more energy than by other methods such as hands at our side or left arm with left leg/right arm with right leg. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Saloons usually had a secondary set of doors; rather than just the swing-doors oft-seen in media mentalfloss.com/article/7…
There are 4 distinct roles in a sled dog racing team from front to back: "Lead dogs" apply the musher's commands & set the pace; "Swing dogs" help turn the team left/right, "Team dogs" are the muscle & maintain speed; "Wheel dogs" guide the sled around obstacles. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Edwin Howard Armstrong, the inventor of FM radio, loved heights. When he built a 425-foot radio tower in the late 1930's, he would climb it and swing from its 150-foot arms in a specially rigged deck chair. nytimes.com/1996/04/07/ny…
Spiral staircases in medieval castles were deliberately made clockwise because it diminished the ability of attackers to properly swing their swords, since right-handed fighters would have had to to contend with the walls while making their striking motions. nerdist.com/theres-a-very…
It clearly states in Article 17 of the NFL rulebook that β€œuse of the helmet as a weapon” is strictly prohibited. β€œA player may not use a helmet that is no longer worn by anyone as a weapon to strike, swing at, or throw at an opponent.” 15 yard penalty, DQ, and automatic 1st down. operations.nfl.com/the-ru…
Former MLB player Larry Walker was obsessed with the number 3. He set his alarm for 33 minutes past the hour, took practice swings in multiples of 3, wore the number 3, was married Nov 3 at 3:33pm, and once bought 33 tickets for disadvantaged kids to sit in section 333 of the ballpark. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
The first microprocessor was not made by Intel. It was actually a classified custom chip used to control the swing wings and flight controls on the first F-14 Tomcats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
A recent study indicated 87% of former football players exhibit signs of significant brain injury. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy -CVT- has been linked to suicidal behavior, dementia, and erratic mood swings. Players as young as high-school aged were found to be affected. time.com/4871597/degenera…
In the movie Hook, the scene where Rufio swings his sword close to Peter Pans face and says the line "You're dead, jollyman" was played in reverse for the movie. The actor had to learn to say those lines backwards. youtu.be/hnxgpVgB5nA
JFK's sister was given one of the first lobotomies because of her mood swings. Doctors asked her to sing God Bless America while they cut into her brain, and stopped when she "became incoherent" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
In medieval castles, stairwells ran clockwise, so attackers coming up the stairs had their sword hands (right hand) against the wall's interior curve which made it hard for them to swing their swords. Defenders had their swords on the outside wall, which meant more room to swing. medieval.stormthecastle.c…
The actress who starred as the orphan in the 1982 film 'Annie' now heads a swing band called Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards aileenquinnandtheleapinli…
While filming Waterworld, Kevin Costner stayed in a luxury $4,500 a night villa while the crew stayed in un-insulated condos that suffered temperature swings. This created on set hostility. moviepilot.com/posts/3402…
Phil Mickelson is actually right-handed in everything he does. He only golfs as a lefty because he would mirror his dad's swing as a child. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
The way a ponytail swings while running can say a lot about a runner's form by showing where energy is wasted mychicagoathlete.com/pony…
Most of the US flags planted on the moon were bleached white but are still intact and standing despite decades of UV radiation and extreme temperature swings space.com/16798-american-…
Pam Ferris really did swing Jacqueline Steiger by the pigtails in Matilda youtu.be/ftW2Obqt_go
Stairwells in medieval castles curved very narrowly and clockwise. Attackers coming up the stairs had sword hands (right hand) against the interior curve of the wall and made it very difficult to swing their swords. Defenders had their sword hands on the outside wall giving much room to swing. medievalcastles.stormthec…
The reason behind spiral stairs being clockwise: In medieval times, they were designed this way in castles, so that attackers running up the stairs had their sword-arm near the center column, while the defenders had more room to swing their sword. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The famous 'orchestra hit,' used in 90s pop and new jack swing, and found on countless keyboards, was originally sampled from Stravinsky's 'Firebird' youtu.be/8A1Aj1_EF9Y
An American group from Harvard set out to observe the solar eclipse of Oct 27, 1780, with the Revolutionary War in full swing. Though the Brits granted them safe passage (sought in the name of science) into what was enemy territory, they still failed to witness totality due to miscalculations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
When a prisoner is sentenced to be caned in Singapore, they aren't told in advance when the sentence will be carried out, they need medical officials to certify they're physically fit, and they are stripped naked and caned by trained officers who swing the 1.27cm thick cane at speeds up 160kph. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The greatest 24-hour temperature change recorded in the U.S. was a swing from βˆ’54 to +49Β°F caused by a chinook wind on 15 January 1972, in Loma Montana. ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpap…
NPR's Marketplace only plays 'It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' while reading the stock numbers when the markets are mixed. They have other songs for when the markets are up or down. marketplace.org/faqs
There is a sport called 'kiiking' , popular in Estonia, where people swing on swings all the way, a full 360 degrees atlasobscura.com/articles…
There's a German sword fighting technique where you grab the blade and swing the handle at the enemy. en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/en…
Adolf Hitler took 28 different pills for "agonizing flatulence." Treatment included cocaine, amphetamines, human placenta, strychnine and antropine. Violent mood swings, euphoria, attention lapses and erratic behavior were amoung the noted side effects. moreintelligentlife.com/s…
Phil Mickelson, the most famous left-handed golfer of all time (his nickname is "Lefty") is actually right-handed. The reason he golfs left-handed is because he learned to swing by facing his father, a right-handed golfer, and mirroring his movements. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Special training is given to prison officers administering corporal punishment in Singapore and Malaysia, to teach them how to swing the 1.09-metre cane at a minimum speed of 160kph and produce a force upon impact of at least 90kg. corpun.com/singfeat.htm#p…

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