There's a special memorial with tiles in a London Park for ordinary people that died while saving people other peoples live. It's called 'Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice' . It has been erected in 1900. Last name added was in 2009. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mem…
A French family had a roof leak in 2011. Upon inspection, the culprit turned out to be a 4.5 billion year old meteorite that had smashed through their roof tile. the family's name? Commette. world.time.com/2011/10/11…
A Disney mosaic tile artist was also a master S.S. interrogator for the Nazis during World War II. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
John Houbolt, who was an early supporter of Lunar Orbit Rendezvous for the Apollo missions, co-wrote a letter concerned the first Shuttle launch would be lost due to the heat tiles being damaged. Such an issue resulted in the loss of shuttle Columbia in 2003. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Last summer (2019) forty people were seriously injured when a wave pool in China malfunctioned and created a dangerous Tsunami! The pool was overcrowded and people smashed into each other and got bloody from the hard tiles at the bottom. The operator may or may not have been drinking. cnn.com/videos/world/2019…
For 20 years, the wooden pieces for every Scrabble set in North America were manufactured in Fairfax, Vermont. FYI, in the US, the standard Scrabble sets had wooden tiles, and the deluxe ones had plastic, but in Europe, it was the other way around. vtdigger.org/2019/12/26/t…
The wife of General George S. Patton, Beatrice Banning Ayer, was once so offended by the lack of respect shown to her husband by another officer that she leapt onto him, knocked him down, and began pounding his head against a tile floor armchairgeneral.com/a-ver…
When playing all seven tiles in Scrabble, it is called a bingo in the United States, bonus in the United Kingdom and scrabble in French en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin…
Scallops have up to 200 eyes, each the size of a poppy seed, that contain a miniature mirror made up of millions of square tiles nytimes.com/2017/11/30/sc…
The construction of the Holland Tunnel in New York used 15,000 square meters of tiles called "Tunelia", which were custom-made by tile factory "RAKO" in Czechoslovakia, Europe. The entire order was supervised by an American engineer and shipped overseas as a whole. rako.cz/en/about-us-1/pro…
In the centre of Nagasaki's Peace Park is simple, black monolith that marks the epicenter of the atomic bomb's explosion. Furthermore, there is an area that allows visitors to take a look at a layer of soil below the park's surface where broken roof tiles, bricks and pieces of glass japan-guide.com/e/e4400.h…
The tiles in Tetris are called Tetronimos. This is a mathematical term that refers to four tiles connected orthogonally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
Today I learned of Toynbee tiles. These tiles are linoleum based imprints in random streets across the world, found in 24 major cities. They are roughly the size of a license plate, and most of them are located in Philadelphia. The person responsible for them has never been caught. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
Islamic architects invented Girih tiles β€” a set of tiles that can completely cover an unlimited surface in a non-periodic way β€” five centuries before the modern science rediscovered it as Penrose tiling. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
The Space shuttle used normal bathroom sealant to glue the heat resistant tiles in place endemolshinedistribution.…
Scrabble in different languages have differing letter distributions of the tiles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
To decide on letter distribution, Scrabble inventor Alfred Butts studied the front page of The New York Times and did painstaking calculations of letter frequency. His basic cryptographic analysis of our language and his original tile distribution have remained valid for over 60 years. scrabble-assoc.com/info/h…
A 1980 article predicted Space Shuttle's high costs per launch, rocket booster failure (Challenger 1986) and fragile heat tiles (Columbia 2003). thespacereview.com/articl…
"Monster Mash" used low-budget sound effects for the recording: the sound of a coffin opening was made by a rusty nail being pulled out of a board; the sound of a cauldron bubbling was water being bubbled through a straw, and the chains rattling were simply chains being dropped on a tile floor. songfacts.com/detail.php?…
In 1914 Daniel Hess refused to sell the last bit of his property to the city of New York after the rest his property had been seized via eminent domain, and today it remains on the sidewalk with a tile that reads "Property of the Hess Estate Which Has Never Been Dedicated For Public Purposes" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hes…
Pyrrhus of Epirus, an ancient Greek General, died while fighting an enemy soldier in the streets of Argos. The soldier's mother, who was watching their battle from a rooftop, threw a tile that hit Pyrrhus in the head and paralyzed him, sealing his fate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyr…
STS-27 Atlantis had similar damage from liftoff that brought down Columbia but survived reentry by chance because the damaged tile uncovered a steel antenna mount. youtu.be/hLHo9ZM3Bis?t=52…
There is a math version of Scrabble, with 0~9, + - * / ^ and ≑ (always equal) tiles. A legal "word" is a correct equation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
A misfired bullet went past safeties at a range, through a storage room, missing a broom and some pipes by inches, breaks through another wall, struck a ceiling tile, skid along the tile for 7 inches, made a downward turn, penetrates another wall, and entered a boy's brain, killing him. youtu.be/HQ9WPwaSgRM
Today I learned of the Toynbee tiles, plates of an unknown origin scattered across two continents and containing cryptic references to 2001: A Space Odyssey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
Pyrrhus of Epirus, an ancient Greek General, died while fighting an enemy soldier in the streets of Sparta. The soldier's mother, who was watching their battle from a rooftop, threw a tile that hit Pyrrhus in the head and paralyzed him, sealing his fate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyr…
The word 'Vandalism' stems from the sack of Rome by the Germanic Vandals in the year 455, during which they damaged objects of cultural significance such as the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus by stripping away the gilt bronze roof tiles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sac…
Today I learned of the Toynbee Tiles, cryptic messages placed in asphalt on roads in about two dozen major cities in the United States and South America. They started appearing the 1980s and while there have been different suspects no one has been clearly identified as the creator of them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
The origin of Toynbee tiles still has not been solved, despite many new copycat tiles interestingengineering.co…
There are only 17 ways to make a repeatable (tile) visual pattern such as rotating, mirroring, and flipping en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
A mysterious man placed dozens of tiles on roads all over the Northeastern US and even South America over a period of 20 years. They contain the boggling message: "TOYNBEE IDEA IN MOViE' 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
Today I learned of Severino Verna, an introvert whose idea about resurrection the media wouldn't publiticize. So he made Tiles all around North and South America to get his message across. It was a mystery for many decades until Justin Duerr and his crew figured it out. temple-news.com/arts/myst…
NASA's Space Shuttle tiles can absorb oil but leave water behind... possible solution to human-caused oil spills. youtu.be/CchPemGaEmw?t=7m…
Today I learned of a chess move called "En Passant" where if a pawn were to have been able to be captured by another pawn had it moved one tile up instead of two, on the next turn, the pawn that would have been able to capture it, can. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
The first Space Shuttle flight (STS-1) lost several thermal tiles but this wasn't thought to be an issue. youtu.be/YlIApHgLe9E?t=61…
Then NASA Director of Mission Operations John Harpold, upon hearing about the damages to thermal tiles that led to the Columbia disasater, said that "it would be better for them to have a happy successful flight and die unexpectedly" than to stay on orbit indefinitely. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
That the 1995 Ford GT90 Concept car had an exhaust so hot, that it could damage the car's body panels. Because of this, the car required ceramic tiles, similar to the ones used on the Space Shuttle, in order to keep the car from melting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
There are thousands of space invader tiles all over the world done by an artist "Invader" space-invaders.com/sominv…
There are over 130 tiles called "Toynbee Tiles" found in the asphalt in major cities around the world. No one knows who put them there or where they came from. Each tile has the inscription, "Toynbee idea / Resurrect dead / Movie '2001' / Planet Jupiter." weirdus.com/states/new_yo…
In 1983 the government of Indonesia prohibited any outdoor activities during a total solar eclipse. Locals are required to seal off all windows, ventilation shafts and glass tiles to prevent sunlight from entering their houses. print.kompas.com/baca/201…
Hundreds of random cement tiles have been placed all over the world with similar messages, the creator of which has never been identified en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
The Welsh language version of Scrabble has no X or Z tiles, and 7 Y tiles, valued at 1 point each. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
The 'Toynbee tiles' are messages of unknown origin embedded in streets in about two dozen major cities in the US and South America. They reference Jupiter, resurrection, and the year 2001. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
Vanna White sued Samsung for $403,000 for using a robot in an ad that turned tiles on a board... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
13 of the words in the official Scrabble word list are unplayable even with both blank tiles. These include "knickknack" and "pizzazz". scrabbleplayers.org/w/Off…
Saddam Hussein installed a tile mosaic depicted of George Bush to force visitors to walk over his face. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_…
Over 500 years ago, a dog walked across a ceramic tile before it had finished setting. This tile was used anyway, on Henry VIII's warship Mary Rose, and now they sell replicas. maryroseshop.org/p/4542/D…
Many people sing in the bathroom because the hard wall surfaces, often tiles or wooden panels, and lack of soft furnishings, create an aurally pleasing acoustic environment. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathro…
The tiles that cover the space shuttles are even more high-tech than I realized twitter.com/#!/neiltyson/…
Today I learned about the "Toynbee Tiles." Mysterious messages that have been found in the asphalt of major U.S. cities since the mid-1980's. The creator remains unknown and the tiles message also remains unclear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
Space shuttles use thermal tiles that dissipate heat fast enough that you can touch them with your bare hands @ 2200Β°F youtube.com/watch?v=Pp9Ya…
...That in at least 2 dozen american cities and 4 in south america there are a series of tiles placed in asphalt about the size of a license plate that speak about the Resurrection of the dead on Jupiter. phillyist.com/2007/02/17/…
Nike accepts donations of worn out sneakers to recycle the materials to make synthetic turf sports fields, running tracks, and playground surfacing tiles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nik…
Apple tiles all of its retail stores with marble from a single mountain in Italy. ifoapplestore.com/2009/10…
McDonald's chicken nuggets and Wendy's fries both contain E-900 which is found in lubricants, Silly Putty, heat resistant tiles and some older breast implants mandyf.wordpress.com/2011…
The first Space Shuttle mission did not have a noise reduction system and might have burnt up upon reentry due to missing tiles. NASA hastily developed the system by building a new version of the water deluge system used by Apollo youtube.com/watch?v=08aHE…
There are mysterious tiles embedded in the pavement of many US cities and a few South American cities. Their creator is unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
People can have smog-eating roofing tiles installed on their homes. biofriendly.com/blog/eco-…
The roof of the Sydney Opera House is covered in 1056006 tiles sciencekids.co.nz/science…
We could replace our roads with solar panels that could be driven on, and have tiles with LEDs that dynamically display things on the road. smartplanet.com/blog/busi…
The small round tactile tiles indicate stairs and other areas of caution for the blind. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Som…
Today I learned of Marjorie Rice who in her 50s and with only a high school education discovered three types of pentagons that can be used to tile a plane. There are only 15 such pentagons known. mathmunch.org/2013/02/25/…
Rwanda's secondary school dropout rate amongst teenage boys is directly linked to the high price of clay roof tiles (relevant paragraph in comments) jambonews.net/en/news/201…
Paris 'stole' ancient tiles from Turkey in the 19th century and is now displaying them in the Louvre. Turkey is now demanding to get them back. hurriyetdailynews.com/lou…
Tiles with the mysterious message β€œTOYNBEE IDEA IN KUbricK’s 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPiTER.” has been popping all over the US ever since the 80s, and no one really knows who did it. damninteresting.com/the-m…
There's a metro station in Paris where the tiles display the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. inscrire.com/index.php?co…
Toynbee Tiles aka Toynbee Plaques are mysterious messages found embedded in asphalt of streets of dozens of cities in the U.S. and the world. Since the 1980s, several hundred tiles have been discovered. (Extra links and tile locations in article) web.archive.org/web/20071…
You can ctrl-click on multiple windows in the Windows XP/Vista taskbar to tile or cascade them. howtogeek.com/howto/windo…
Italian American Sabato Rodia hand-built the Watts Towers for 33 years with glass 7-Up bottles, sea glass, shells, broken plates, toys, tiles, and rocks. As soon as he finished them, he abandoned them and never visited them again. kcet.org/arts/artbound/co…
In 2011, a Mythbusters canonball experiment went awry and a cannonball smashed through a front door of a local house, bounced up the stairs, broke through a bedroom door where people were sleeping, crashed through some ceiling tiles, and landed inside a van. Fortunately no one was hurt. news.cnet.com/8301-17852_…
The first message to be sent over the internet was to be "Login" but the computers crashed after "Lo." It was declared a victory regardless since the message sounded prophetic as in "Lo and behold!" At Boelter Hall, UCLA there are tiles that contain a binary ASCII message "lo and behold!" magazine.ucla.edu/exclusi…
Those bumpy tiles on street corners are 'braile for the feet' armor-tile.com/braille_fo…
e that Saparmurat Niyazov, the former President-Dictator of Turkmenistan, made doctors swear an oath to him, in replacement of the Hippocratic oath. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sap…
From 1979-1983 NY schools conducted tests that involved removing artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from school meals and the schools went from the 39th %tile to the 55th on performance tests. feingold.org/Research/BLU…
Vanna White sued Samsung over their use of a tile-turning robot in an ad en.wikisource.org/wiki/Wh…
The thermal tiles on the Space Shuttle that can withstand temperatures of up to 2,300 Β°F are 90% Air! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
The tiles in Tetris are shapes called Tetrominos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
Ceramic tiles have a right side up

Apart from the front and back, ceramic floor tiles are marked with an arrow on the back to orient the pattern. Look for a tiny arrow embossed into the clay on the back, and then lay all your tiles with the arrows facing the same way. That's how the boss does it.

To actually extended a wallpaper across multiple monitors you select "Tile" - very unintuitive I know! ehow.com/how_6979723_exte…

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