The prevailing theory behind why humans like music is that we learn patterns and regularities within music, and we unconsciously predict what will come next. When we are right, our brain gives us a dopamine rush. Thus the constant dance between expectation and outcome is pleasurable to us bbc.com/future/article/20โ€ฆ
Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones had never personally met until in 2014 when they both appeared in an episode of The Big Bang Theory. cinemablend.com/new/Star-โ€ฆ
Christopher Havens, a convicted murderer solves ancient math problem in prison. Taught himself higher math and solved the age-old math puzzle of number theory involving so-called continued fractions over which Euclid has already racked his brains. He then published the journal in January 2020. dw.com/en/murderer-solvesโ€ฆ
Thomas Young proved that light is a wave, described elasticity, capillary action, explained how our eyes focus and see color, compared the grammar and vocabulary of 400 languages, deciphered hieroglyphs and contributed to music theory. He is called "The Last Man Who Knew Everything". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoโ€ฆ
The Stab in the back myth was an antisemitic conspiracy theory, widely believed and promulgated in right-wing circles in Germany after 1918. The belief was that the German Army did not lose World War I en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staโ€ฆ
There exists a conspiracy theory which states that Bob Marley was "assassinated" by a CIA agent who gave him a Converse shoe infected with cancer, which spread from his toe to his brain. Among those who believe in this theory as T.I. and Busta Rhymes. nme.com/news/music/t-i-anโ€ฆ
The actors of โ€œThe Big Bang Theoryโ€ are amongst the highest paid television actors ever. Earning $1 million, plus profits per episode. businessinsider.com/big-bโ€ฆ
Amy from the show, The Big Bang Theory has a PhD and she is a neuroscientist youtube.com/watch?v=dnljmโ€ฆ
Pepsi spent millions of dollars on a logo redesign in 2009. The three different colored sections are supposed to resemble the U.S flag. The colors are supposed to represent earth's magnetic fields, feng shui, and the theory of relativity. It also has references to the Mona Lisa. designyourway.net/blog/grโ€ฆ
In 2001 on Kensington High Street they removed the barriers preventing pedestrians from straying into the street where they're not supposed to and the number of pedestrian accidents dropped by 60%. The theory is that drivers were more aware and pedestrians took more responsibility. theguardian.com/artanddesโ€ฆ
, that Chuck Lorre, the producer of huge TV hits like Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory co-wrote the soundtrack for the original 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. In the theme song, whenever a line is spoken (not sung), that is Chuck Lorre's actual voice (that's a fact, Jack!). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuโ€ฆ
According to the Hindu Theory of World Cycles, the Universe is billions of years old; Earth is struck by a global catastrophe every few million years; and an advanced civilisation, in which people were happier, taller, and lived much longer than today, was wiped out about 4 million years ago. baharna.com/karma/yuga.htโ€ฆ
White holes are predicted by the theory of general relativity. They are the opposite of e black hole. They expel matter and nothing can enter its event horizon. Some believe that the big bang was a white hole. youtube.com/watch?v=S4aqGโ€ฆ
Thomas Young, a brilliant polymath, is known as "The Last Man Who Knew Everything." Some of his contributions include discovering the wave theory of light, describing elasticity, inventing the tuning method of musical instruments and many more.... mathshistory.st-andrews.aโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Rudolph Valentino, a silent film heartthrob of the 1920's, whose sudden death at the age of 31 caused 100,000 people to line the streets of Manhattan. There were smashed windows, riots, suicides, and conspiracy theories about his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudโ€ฆ
You can get water in different thicknesses. In theory, thick water and other liquids allows people who have trouble swallowing to hydrate without choking. melmagazine.com/en-us/stoโ€ฆ
The term "butterfly effect" in chaos theory *might* have its origins in a 1952 Ray Bradbury short story. In it, a time-traveler travels back 66 million years where he accidentally crushes a butterfly, resulting in an altered timeline observed upon his return. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butโ€ฆ
Today I learned of a widely held theory that both Neptune's Triton moon, and Saturn's Phoebe moon, originated in the Kuiper Belt, a circumstellar disc in the outer solar system beyond Neptune many believe contains comets, asteroids, and other small bodies made largely of ice, including Pluto. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuiperโ€ฆ
Time goes faster the farther away you are from the earth's surface compared to the time on the surface of the earth due to effect known as "gravitational time dilation", predicted by Einstein's theory of General Relativity. insidescience.org/news/tiโ€ฆ
The women who work in the garment recycling industry in India have a theory that because of a water shortage in the West, it must be cheaper to buy new clothes than to wash them. This explains why so many clothes are discarded barely worn. (Link fixed) aeon.co/videos/this-is-thโ€ฆ
British academics conducted an experiment with 6 monkeys & typewriters inspired by the famed "an infinite number of monkeys will eventually type out Shakespeare's plays" theory. After 4 weeks, the monkeys had typed out 5 pages, mostly of the letter S, then "got bored and shit on the keyboard" theguardian.com/uk/2003/mโ€ฆ
Edgar Allan Poe posited the Big Bang theory of the universe in a poem 74 years before scientists considered it a possibility. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Fermi's Paradox that proposes theoryโ€™s for why we havenโ€™t heard from or seen any aliens. One of which being that they arenโ€™t communicating because of an impending threat they know about, that we are not aware of. abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/cosโ€ฆ
There is there is an equation for how quickly a real conspiracy theory would reveal itself. The more people involved the quicker the truth comes out. Estimates if the Moon landing was really faked, it would have been revealed in under 4 years. phys.org/news/2016-01-equโ€ฆ
Darwin was apprehensive to publish his work on evolution. He did not publish until 20 years after he wrote his theory, and may have never published if not for the publicized research of Alfred Russel Wallace. pewforum.org/2009/02/04/dโ€ฆ
Today I learned of "Queueing Theory," the mathematical study of waiting lines, or queues. It was initially developed by a Danish engineer in 1909. Applications for the theory include telecommunication, traffic engineering, computing and industrial engineering. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queโ€ฆ
Astronomer Simon Newcomb declared in 1888 that "We are probably nearing the limit of all we can know about astronomy." This was just before Einstein's theory of general and special relativity, and at a time when the Milky Way was thought to contain all the stars of the entire universe. universetoday.com/tag/cosโ€ฆ
The Tommy Westphall TV Shared Universe theory (inspired by the series finale of St. Elsewhere showing the entire series was in the imagination of Tommy Westphall) stretches far enough to include the shows Red Dwarf and Doctor Who in the same universe as I Love Lucy and The Andy Griffith Show. mentalfloss.com/article/5โ€ฆ
Crows are into โ€œanting,โ€ either rubbing ants on their feathers or sitting on an anthill and letting themselves be covered in ants. Itโ€™s not fully understood why, but there are some theories. npr.org/sections/krulwichโ€ฆ
Plesiosaurs, the marine reptile group associated with the Loch Ness Monster, had stiff necks and could not raise their heads to the iconic โ€œNessieโ€ position. This rules out the plesiosaur theory for Nessie, as almost every description of her as a plesiosaur uses the outdated neck posture. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artiโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Bible Code theory. An ancient idea that there are secret messages in the bible and torah. By, for example, using each Xth letter or word a message will be found. The search got a big upshoot in the 90ies with computerization, but the theory has been widely disproven by several disciplines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibโ€ฆ
The orbit of Mercury follows a unique pattern different from other planets which remained unexplained until Einsteinโ€™s theory of bending space time due to large nearby gravitation. Previous theory was there was another planet between mercury and the sun, Vulcan. aether.lbl.gov/www/classeโ€ฆ
The ancient greek medical system based on Hippocrates and the four humours theory spread into India through the Islamic scholars of the golden age. Hippocratic based medicine is still practiced in India today, as an alternative medical system officialy recognised by the authrorities en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unaโ€ฆ
Microorganisms that could survive being heated to 420ยฐC (788ยฐF) were recently discovered in Morocco. This strengthened the argument for panspermia, a theory suggesting that life exists throughout the Universe and is distributed by space dust, meteoroids, asteroids, comets, planetoids, etc. airspacemag.com/daily-plaโ€ฆ
Current theory why testicles are outside some animals are due to high mobility. Animals characterized by signicant ability to leap and land have external testes to avoid concussive hydrostatic rises in intra-abdominal pressure. Temperature moderation is actually a secondary benefit ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artiโ€ฆ
In 36 BCE, Roman statesman Marcus Varro wrote about germs, describing โ€œminute creatures which cannot be seen by the eyes, whichโ€ฆenter the body through the mouth and nose and there cause serious diseases.โ€ The germ theory of disease would not be accepted widely for another 1,900 years. rcpe.ac.uk/heritage/histoโ€ฆ
There are no known cases of a moon orbiting another moon, although it is possible in theory. One of the proposed names for these submoons is moonmoon. businessinsider.com/moonsโ€ฆ
The leading theory behind disappearance of the Malaysian airlines flight MH370 was that it was a murder suicide orchestrated by the pilot who was suffering from a bout of depression. bloomberg.com/news/articlโ€ฆ
In the year 2007, at the peak of the housing bubble, four Mexican farm workers earning less than $15000/year each were somehow eligible purchasers of a $720000 home that they, in theory, had no chance of affording sfgate.com/entertainment/โ€ฆ
Some scientists say certain objects' unexpected orbits must be due to the presence of a gigantic planet beyond the solar system's Pluto. However, an emerging theory says the region's gravitational anomalies are better explained if the proposed object instead is a tiny early-stage black hole.* astronomy.com/news/2019/1โ€ฆ
A Belgian Catholic priest and professor of physics named Georges Lemaรฎtre proposed the "hypothesis of the primeval atom" in 1927, it was published in the December 1932 issue of Popular Science, and then in 1949 astronomer Fred Hoyle coined it the "Big Bang Theory" on a BBC Radio broadcast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoโ€ฆ
Due to confusing the word Cananeus (Canaanite) with Canineus (Canine), St. Christopher was once interpreted as having the head of a dog. A bishop then put forth the disgraced theory that the saint had once eaten humans and barked, but upon seeing Christ reformed his ways. infogalactic.com/info/Saiโ€ฆ
Most people are only six to ten connections away from being able to contact anyone else in the world. The theory is known as "Six degrees of separation" and was created in 1929, but still holds true even after the world population grew by almost six billion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixโ€ฆ
The first black baseball player wasn't Jackie Robinson, but rather Moses Fleetwood Walker, who played in the 1880s despite rampant racism. He was also an inventor, newspaper editor, hotel owner, opera house manager, postal worker, and a published author on race theory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Tritones. In music theory, Tritones are intervals between notes that are so dissonant some musicians used to call them "Satan in music" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triโ€ฆ
Today I learned of NUTS, a competing theory to MAD which claims that limited nuclear exchanges can take place without escalating into total annihilation; therefore, nuclear first strikes against enemy states should be considered a viable option. It was adopted by the US in the 1980s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucโ€ฆ
The Fluid theory of electricity explains electricity via electrical fluids. Benjamin Franklin argued that positively charged objects contain too much fluid; negatively charged ones, too little. This is the basis for conventional current, that electricity is the flow of positive charges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluโ€ฆ
The most accepted theory on the origin of eukaryotic life is that an archaea host cell and a bacteria merged to become the first eukaryotic cell. The archaeal linage 'Asgard' encodes proteins only found in eukaryotes. A member of this clade was first isolated in 2020 after a 12-year effort. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3โ€ฆ
There's a theory that William Shakespeare didn't write his own plays. He wasn't well educated and someone like him shouldnt have been able to write like he did. history.com/news/did-shakโ€ฆ
In 1665, the University of Cambridge temporarily closed due to the Bubonic plague. Isaac Newton had to work from home, where he used that time to develop calculus and the theory of gravity. edu.pe.ca/southernkings/nโ€ฆ

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