In Argentina, the 29th day of each month is Gnocchi Day, with almost all families eating gnocchi. The tradition started because the 29th of the month was just before payday, so money was tight, and only potatoes and flour were left. For extra luck, everyone gets a peso under their plate foodrepublic.com/recipes/…
A pod of dolphins saved a group of swimmers from a great white shark by herding the swimmers together and doing tight circles around them to create a barrier. The dolphins kept this up for 40 minutes until the shark lost interest and was safe for the swimmers to swim to shore. theguardian.com/science/2…
The World's Most Curvy City Street Was Not Lombard, in San. Francisco, but Le Chemin du Val D'Anaud In Menton, France. 20 Tight Curves!! aspona.org/Latournerie.ht…
A sloth's claws work the opposite way that human hand does. The default position is a tight strong grip, and sloths must exert effort to open them up. This is why sloths don't fall out of trees when they're asleep. bbc.com/earth/story/20170…
Today I learned that someone experiencing stress or anxiety can feel a tight pain in their chest similar to that of a heart attack my.clevelandclinic.org/he…
In 1994 RΓ³isΓ­n Murphy approached producer Mark Brydon with the chat-up line "Do you like my tight sweater? See how it fits my body!". The two not only started dating each other, but also founded the band Moloko, with a debut album titled "Do You Like My Tight Sweater?". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mol…
"hermetically sealed" is named after Hermes Trismegistus who was into alchemy and supposedly found a way to make a glass tube air tight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Today I learned of the 1970s Melbourne, Australia fashion of knitted extra-tight cardigans with unique colour schemes and horizontal stripe designs often created by the wearer. They were worn by tough Sharpie gang members smh.com.au/entertainment/…
Wearing forbidden Western fashion, like denim, jewelry, and hair dye, is used by North Korean millennials to show their defiance of the regime - but a women's union and youth groups monitor the streets to shame and beat rule-breakers, cutting off ponytails and destroying tight trousers refinery29.com/en-ca/2019…
"fox tossing" was a favorite pastime of 18th century aristocrats. A couple would stand apart, with a length of cloth between them, and wait for a fox to be herded between them. At the right moment, they would pull the cloth tight, hurling the fox skyward. Whoever sent the fox highest, won. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox…
Several mosquito species have a proboscis that’s strong enough to make it through the tight weave of denim. There’s also lots of space between the threads that make up socks, and mosquitoes can easily suck blood through those spaces abchomeandcommercial.com/…
That, while filming "Polar Bear Family and Me", Gordon Buchanan was forced to sit tight whilst a seemingly hungry polar bear tried to get him by clawing, biting and rocking his protective pod youtu.be/RJra0fcMsVU
The Taiwanese Parliament is notorious for having brawls during Legislative Sessions. I also just learned that this is called Legislative Violence and is not at all too uncommon when the Legislature are dealing with divisive issues and tight votes. bbc.com/news/world-asia-4…
The actress who played Daisy Duke in "The Dukes of Hazzard", Catherine Bach, was required by network censors to wear flesh-toned tights under her Daisy Dukes vice.com/en_asia/article/…
Today I learned of the Sword of Goujian, a completely untarnished 2000-year-old sword that was found in an ancient Chinese tomb. It also has an unusual sharpness for its age. This is due to its unique copper composition and the air tight scabbard it was found in, keeping it sealed from the elements. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swo…
Ventilators used to be respirators that holds a patient in an air-tight horizontal chamber with patient’s head out, pumping negative pressure to help the patient breathe back in 1930-1950s due to the polio epidemic bymyhealth.com/the-earlie…
The last time Mtv's schedule was only music videos with no other programming was the weeks after 9/11/2001 when they played a tight playlist of light and mournful songs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Cats are able to fit into any space that they can fit their head due to the fact that they do not have a rigid collar bone, rather a free floating collar bone that allows them to fit into tight spaces. vetstreet.com/dr-marty-be…
Iconic 80s Cartoon Character Thundarr the Barbarian was voiced by the same actor who played Boris the Hangman in Mel Brooks' legendary comedy Blazing Saddles (also played a hangman in Robin Hood: Men in Tights). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Because of tight budget and small room, Naughty Dog (Uncharted, The Last of Us) had to open front door and shoot from apartment hallway for move sets in their Mortal Kombat's ripoff - Way of the Warrior. It made the neighbors mistakenly believed that the studio were shooting kinky porno en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way…
Jimmy Carter and George HW Bush are in a tight race to be the oldest living former President - both currently 93 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
A designer of the Titanic was on board when it sank. His original design included features such as a double hull, more water-tight compartments, and twice as many lifeboats but they were overruled. He spent his last moments trying to evacuate passengers, and his body was never recovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
In 1973, three astronauts on the Skylab 4 mission went on strike in space because of NASA's tight work schedule and not enough time to rest. astronaut.com/the-day-whe…
Today I learned about Buffalo City, NC. The once tight knit logging boomtown and β€œmoonshine capital” was visited by FDR on a trip to Roanoke. Built in the middle of nowhere, they relied on alcohol-tourism during the 1920s & 30s, β€œmysteriously” turning ghost town after prohibition ended. northbeachsun.com/ghost-t…
Indian Prime Minister Charan Singh is frequently referred to as the 'champion of India's peasants.' Singh stood for tight government spending, enforced consequences for corrupt officers, and advocated increased wages, allowances for government employees en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Nixon/Ford Secy of Agriculture Earl Butz, when asked why the GOP could not attract more blacks, said "I'll tell you what the coloreds want. It's three things: first, a tight pussy; second, loose shoes; and third, a warm place to shit." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
Tight hairstyles, such as braids, buns or ponytails, can contribute to hair loss mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
Today I learned of guard llamas. Guard llamas are used in the protection of livestock like sheep and goats. They may make an alarm call that sound like a rusty hinge, or herd their charges into a tight group. They have been know to kill coyotes and other predators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lla…
Spallanzani, an Italian Catholic priest and biologist was one of the first to disprove abiogenesis (life from non-life) by using tight fitted pants on male frogs which lead to failure to copulate and thus failure to reproduce. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Today I learned of Agnes Milowka, a renowned cave diver who filmed stunts for the movie Sanctum. Not long after filming a scene for the movie in which an extra air tank is left behind in order to squeeze through a tight cave passage, she died after doing the exact same thing in a real cave. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
When Julius Caesar landed in Africa, he tripped and fell on his face. This would have been considered a fatal omen by his army, but instead, he shouted: "Africa, I have tight hold of you!". The expedition proved a success. ourcivilisation.com/smart…
The T-38 Talon jet "has served as the [United States] Air Force's primary fighter pilot trainer since 1961. Obsolete electronics aside, the T-38s are today so well-used that they are restricted from making the tight turns of today's fighters, lest they disintegrate in midair . . ." airspacemag.com/military-…
The "strait" in "strait-laced" and "strait-jacket" means tight, not straight phrases.org.uk/meanings/s…
President John F. Kennedy played tight end at Harvard. His coach would later say "the most adept pass catcher was John Kennedy, but his lack of weight was a drawback.” During his sophomore season he suffered a spinal injury that was the start of his lifelong back problems. boston.com/news/history/2…
Tight hamstrings can mess up your lower back and affect the vertebraes when you bend. dailybandha.com/2011/01/t…
A man tried to escape to West Berlin with a car that could drive under the barrier. Another man crossed the Berlin Wall on a tight rope. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Robin Hood Men in Tights was co-written by a dentist who accused Michael Jackson of molesting his son and the screenwriter of Battlefield Earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva…
Today I learned of the Madagascan dwarf chameleon which is only slightly larger than an ant. They are so small, that when a male comes across a potential mate, he will hold tight to her and won't let go. bbc.com/earth/story/20170…
College football player Jake Butt won the "Tight End of the Year" award 2 years back to back. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jak…
When Caesar first set foot on Africa, he tripped over, but saved himself from embarrassment by shouting, "Africa, I have tight hold of you!" ourcivilisation.com/smart…
A sleeping Killer Whale (Orca) pod (approx. 6-30 whales in a pod) breathes in unison - they form a tight circle, then surface for air and re-submerge as one, while sleeping! animalfactsencyclopedia.c…
There are two possible claims to the origins of pink lemonade. One claims red colored cinnamon candies accidentally fell into a vat of lemonade and changed it pink, and the other claims dirty water from the circus used to wring out pink tights was used to mix lemonade after normal water ran out. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
In 2009, a cave explorer named John Jones was exploring Nutty Putty Cave in Utah, got stuck in a tight bend deep underground. Rescuers tried for 28 hours to rescue him but failed. He died, and recovering his body was too risky, so they filled in the cave as a tomb and left him there for good. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut…
Mike Ditka was the first Hall of Fame Tight End en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
The "sleep" in your eyes when you wake up helps seal your eyes in an air tight fashion when they are closed; prevents tears from spilling onto your cheeks; and helps keep tears that coat your eyes from evaporating. todayifoundout.com/index.…
There is a disease called "Skinny Pants Syndrome," wherein damage is caused to one's legs from his pants being too tight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
The original ending of "Romeo Must Die" had Jet Li kissing Aaliyah but was re-filmed to where they shared a "tight hug" because, "Mainstream America, for the most part, gets uncomfortable with seeing an Asian man portrayed in a sexual light." washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…
Japanese honey bees defend against Japanese giant hornets by forming a tight ball around the offending hornet. Vibrating their wings, the bees create and direct enough heat to the centre of the formation that it becomes lethal to the hornet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…
The dress Marilyn Monroe wore on the night she sang Happy Birthday, Mr. President was so tight she had to be sewn into it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hap…
The Christopher Nolan "Tumbler" Batmobiles were street-ready vehicles built from scratch, not shells on top of existing cars, capable of high-speed driving, jumping, and tight cornering. batmobilehistory.com/tumb…

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