There's a natural phenomenon known as β€œthundersnow”, which happens when thunderstorms form in wintry conditions, giving rise to heavy downpours of snow, thunder and lightning. metoffice.gov.uk/weather/…
Mark Mothersbaugh, co-founder, lead singer, keyboardist of 1980's new wave powerhouse DEVO, was the composer for Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok soundtrack and is signed on for Thor: Love and Thunder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
On June 24 2015, NBA player Luke Ridnour was traded from the Magic to the Grizzlies. The next day, he was traded to the Hornets. Later that same day, he was traded to the Thunder. 5 days later, he was traded to the Raptors - but 9 days afterwards, he was waived, and never played in the NBA again en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luk…
Today I learned of the term "Thunder Run" a US improvised method of clearing land mines from Highway 19 during the Vietnam War. It involved two M48 tanks driving side by side along the road whilst firing all of their guns until they reached their destination or hit a landmine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M48…
Australia's 2019 fires was so large it created a Pyrocumulonimbus cloud, made from smoke and fire, an explosive thunderstorm cloud which ravaged tens of thousands of acres in thunder and ash. cbsnews.com/news/fires-in…
Robert Downey Jr. provided his DVD commentary in Tropic Thunder as Lincoln Osiris, a nod to a joke in the film that Lazarus never breaks character until he completes the DVD commentary wikipedia.org/Tropic_Thun…
Thursday actually means Thor's Day, named after the Norse God of Thunder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
In Finnish folklore, most Gods and Goddesses appear as married couples with equal or overlapping realms, and thunder is caused when Ukko, the god of skies, and his wife, the earth mother Akka, are having sex en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukk…
Walt Disney originally wanted to bring Walt Disney World to St. Louis until local officials refused his proposition to pay for the buildings that would house themed attractions/rides (such as Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad) due to cost concerns. orlandosentinel.com/trave…
That the idiom β€œto steal someone’s thunder” originated from the dramatist John Dennis who found out that his idea for a thunder machine for his play was stolen and used in a different play in the same theater en.wikipedia.org/Stealing…
Heat lighting isn’t real. It’s just lightning too far off in the distance to hear the accompanying thunder in a storm. whsv.com/content/news/Hea…
Today I learned about the Proto-Indo-European motif of 'Chaoskampf', depicting a battle between a cultural deity and a 'chaos monster', often in the shape of a serpent/dragon. Nearly all Indo-European mythologies contain a version of it, and the protagonist is usually associated with thunder in some aspect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The 'Butterfly Effect' can be traced back to a short story called 'A Sound of Thunder', written by Ray Bradbury in 1952. timetravelnexus.com/a-sou…
Hurricanes do not generally have thunder nor lightning - thunder and lightning are formed by vertical winds that cause water and ice to rub together, and most hurricane winds are horizontal lightningsfety.com/nlsi_i…
Samsung made and manufactured a tank called the K9 Thunder for the South Korean armed forces. army-technology.com/proje…
Robert Downey Junior went blackface for most of Tropic Thunder, but the movie was mostly criticised by Disability advocates for the alleged offensive treatment of individuals with mental disabilities throughout the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
Owen Wilson attempted suicide in 2007, which led to Matthew McConaughey taking his role in the film 'Tropic Thunder' latimes.com/entertainment…
A part of the human population can create a 'thunder' sound in their head by squeezing their eyes shut or yawning, because of the Tensor Tympani muscle in your ear. youtu.be/bugvN7sHN6E
There is a scientific study evaluating Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad’s ability to assist in passing a kidney stone jaoa.org/article.aspx?art…
Tom Cruise himself actually created the character (and the dance) for Les Grossman, suggesting "What about some greedy pig studio executive who really represents the gross part of Hollywood?” because of how much he enjoyed the script of Tropic Thunder and wanted to be in the movie. grantland.com/features/th…
Today I learned about Paricutin, a 1,400 foot volcano that formed over the course of a 9 year eruption from 1942-1951. Before the volcano formed, the land was flat farmland, and just before formation there were hundreds of earthquakes and farmers reported hearing thunder even though the skies were clear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Dana Carvey was in a show about a helicopter called Blue Thunder before he ever became famous for his characters on SNL en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
Today I learned of Wang Pou, one of the 24 Confucian exemplars of filial piety. According to a legend, his mother was afraid of thunder. After her death, Pou would rush to his mother's tomb each thunderstorm to comfort her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1969, the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario had a referendum to decide on its name. The results were: "Thunder Bay" - 15,870; "Lakehead" - 15,302; and "The Lakehead" - 8,377. This vote splitting caused a large controversy in the city. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
There was a species of dinosaur with extremely large leg muscles name Brontomerus, which literally means "thunder thighs" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
Owen Wilson attempted suicide and was subsequently treated for depression. A few days after his hospitalization, Wilson withdrew from his role in Tropic Thunder. He was replaced by Matthew McConaughey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owe…
Soviet cosmonauts took a copy of Pink Floyd's live album "Delicate Sound Of Thunder" with them on their mission, making it the first rock album to be played in space. David Gilmour and Nick Mason also attended the mission's launch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del…
The weekday Thursday is named after Thor, the God of Thunder en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
A 2016 study found that the Thunder Mountain roller coaster at Disney World reliably makes people pass kidney stones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
The Disney roller-coaster Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was studied by a doctor as a treatment for passing kidney stones. Riding the attractive once proved effective 70% of the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Today I learned about Havergal Brian who wrote the longest symphony in the world called The Gothic. It has only been performed 6 times since it was finished in 1927. It requires 200 musicians and 800 singers, including brass bands, a children’s choir, and a machine that makes thunder sounds. theguardian.com/music/201…
The first rock album played in space is Pink Floyd's "Delicate Sound of Thunder" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del…
The reindeer named Donner and Blitzen were originally called Dunder and Blixem after the Dutch words for thunder and lightning. snopes.com/fact-check/the…
Lightning can heat the surrounding air to as hot as 50,000 Β°F, three time hotter than the surface of the sun. As the super heated air cools, it produces a particular vacuum. The rapid contraction and expansion of this air is what causes thunder. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Matthew McConaughey replaced Owen Wilson in 'Tropic Thunder' after Wilson's battle with depression and attempt at suicide by overdosing and slitting his wrists en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owe…
Owen Wilson was replaced by Matthew McConaughey in Tropic Thunder after Wilson's trouble with major depression en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owe…
Thunder can travel further on a cold day than a warm day, due to temperature differences in hot air deflecting sound waves toward the upper atmosphere. canada.ca/en/environment-…
The Finnish Air Force Academy still uses a swastika on its flag, as this kind of cross was used by the Sami shamans in pre-Christian Finland in relation with Horagalles, the Thunder God en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Ben Stiller got the idea for "Tropic Thunder" while shooting a small part in Steven Spielberg’s WWII drama "Empire of the Sun"... ew.com/article/2008/03/09…
Ha-Boob is a dust storm that form after the thunder storm. abc7.com/weather/what-is-…
After seeing a lightning flash, every 5 seconds before you hear thunder, the lightning is 1 mile away (for every 5 seconds.) eo.ucar.edu/kids/dangerwx…
Don LaFontaine, who was nicknamed "Thunder Throat" and "The Voice of God", voiced over 5,000 movie trailers. His final voice over role was for an episode of Phineas and Ferb, in which he said in his final line: "In a world ... There, I said it. Happy?" wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_La…
In 'Tropic Thunder,' Robert Downey Jr.'s character says "I don't drop character 'til I've done the DVD commentary." When doing the actual DVD commentary, RDJ does it in the characters Lincoln Osiris and Kirk Lazarus. whatculture.com/film/10-g…
In Tropic Thunder, Kirk Lazarus says "I don't drop character til I done the DVD commentary." Robert Downey Jr. remains in character while filming the commentary for the actual DVD. youtube.com/watch?v=WZYCn…
Today I learned of Deep Thunder, a weather prediction system created by IBM and processed by Watson. Deep Thunder can accurately predict weather down to a .2 mile (one city block) radius using data it collects from smartphone barometers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM…
Today I learned of the pastry known as a "Persian". Available only in the Canadian city of Thunder Bay it's recipe is a tightly guarded secret to the point that people don't actually know what kind of berry is used for the topping. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Justin Theroux from The Leftovers wrote Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus…
The popular japanese wrestler Jushin Thunder Liger is also an anime from the early 1980's. An early version of the wrestling costume was copied directly from the anime and he uses the anime theme song for his entrance theme to this day. trashmutant.com/from-anim…
In 2012, the Bakersfield Condors hockey team celebrated β€œOur City Isn’t Bankrupt Night” during a home game against the Stockton Thunder to poke fun at Stockton filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy earlier that year. bakersfield.com/news/cond…
Robert Downey Jr. received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his character in "Tropic Thunder" nbcwashington.com/enterta…

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