In the β€œThe Wizard Of Oz” movie, the Tin Man cried chocolate syrup instead of actual machine oil as the oil didn’t show up well on film today.com/popculture/wiza…
Canadians in WW1 regularly executed prisoners and exploited truces. "[He] described the practice of lobbing tins of corned beef into a neighbouring German trench. When the Canadians started hearing happy shouts of β€œMore! Give us more!” they then let loose with an armload of grenades." nationalpost.com/news/can…
Liza Minelli, daughter of Judy Garland, the actress who played Dorothy in the 1939 MGM film, β€œWizard of Oz,” was once married to Jack Haley, Jr., son of Jack Haley, the actor who played the Tin Man in the same film. He was Minnelli’s 2nd husband. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz…
An β€œugly stick” is a traditional Newfoundland musical instrument fashioned out of household and tool shed items, typically a mop handle with bottle caps, tin cans, small bells and other noise makers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugl…
Today I learned of William Scurry developed the self-firing rifle which worked simply by having water from one bully beef tin drip into a lower tin. This ruse led to the Turkish defenders believing that there were still troops opposing them, even after the soldiers had been evacuated en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Today I learned about Czech photographer Miroslav Tichy who constructed his own cameras from cardboard, tin cans and other crude stuff and was shooting most of his subject unaware and now he is famous for his purposely bad photos en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir…
Rin Tin Tin 12th Generation dog lives on. The original Rinty was brought back from France in 1918 and saved Warner Brothers, and some of his offspring have been on TV and in movies. The current Rinty does appearances, is a spokesdog, and even travels in a seat when flying. presspubs.com/white_bear/…
Jackie Chan’s first movie which he debuted in (Big and Little Wong Tin Bar) produced in 1962 was mostly considered β€œLost” until it was randomly posted on YouTube on May 2nd, 2016 lostmediawiki.com/Big_and…
A river of molten tin is the mold they used to make perfectly flat glass youtu.be/e1hIEsDMpZQ
The final scene Tin Cup was based on Gary McCord shooting a 16 IRL en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
Along with blacksmiths, there are "whitesmiths" who work with tin or other light metals and "brownsmiths" who work with brass or copper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
In the Early Bronze Age bronze was made of copper and arsenic rather than copper and tin, due to the scarcity of sites where tin can be mined. Only after improvements in long-distance trade the copper-tin alloy became dominant. makin-metals.com/about/hi…
The first version of a toy Frisbee was invented by the Frisbie Pie Company in 1948. They were inspired by local college students who would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling β€œFrisbie!” as they let go. history.com/.amp/this-day…
While bronze is usually made from copper and tin, it can be made with copper and arsenic instead en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ars…
Tin has ten natural isotopes, the most of any element en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iso…
In 1794, the world's tallest structure, the Strasbourg Cathedral spire, was saved by a hat. Revolutionaries wanted to tear down the spire, as it stood against equality. The citizens of Strasbourg crowned it with a giant tin Phrygian cap, a symbol of liberty commonly worn by revolutionaries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
Willem Kolff created the first dialysis machine in the Netherlands during WWII. Lacking materials, he used sausage casings, tin cans, a washing machine, and salt water. He also saved more than 800 people from the Nazis by hiding them in his hospital. And he later invented the artificial heart. nytimes.com/2009/02/13/he…
Washington State University makes and sells several types of cheese in tin cans(!) and has been doing so since the 1940s. creamery.wsu.edu/cougar-c…
Today I learned of "Artist's Shit", an artwork that consists of 90 tin cans, each reportedly filled with 30 grams of the artist's feces. The cans are steel, and cannot be x-rayed or scanned to determine the contents, and opening a can would cause it to lose its value; thus, the true contents are unknown en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
The phrase, "It does exactly what it says on the tin" is a registered trademark of the Sherwin-Williams Company, and has been in their advertisements since 1994. In 2004, Colgate used a copycat advertising campaign in Ireland stating that its product "does exactly what it says on the tube". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doe…
The first Zildjian cymbals were created in 1618 by Avedis Zildjian, an alchemist who was looking for a way to turn base metal into gold. He made an alloy of tin, copper, and silver into a sheet of metal, which could make musical sounds without shattering. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ave…
Tin foil hats are actually a very bad way of keeping signals out of your brain - tin foil actually amplifies those signals. howtogeek.com/114037/rese…
The Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz series was once a man named Nick Chopper. A witch cursed his axe causing it dismember him over time. He then had each bit replaced until he was completely metal. Upon encountering his surviving human head, they argue as to which one is the real Nick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
Italian artist Piero Manzoni filled 90 tin cans with feces, called it 'Artist's shit' and sold them for up to €124,000 a tin. In August 2016, at an art auction in Milan, one of the tins sold for a new world record of €275,000, including auction fees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
There is a secret society called E Clampus Vitus started as a parody of societies like the Freemasons. members wore badges made of tin cans and held official titles such as "Grand Lama" and "Great High Humbug" although said titles meant nothing and everyone had one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_C…
Today I learned of Forrest Bird, the creator of some of the first reliable mass-produced mechanical ventilators. He sold his first units to the army, and they were made of strawberry shortcake tins and door knobs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
During WWII, gemstones from the British Crown Jewels were hidden in a biscuit tin and then buried deep underground at Window Castle. A trapdoor used to access the secret area where the tin box was kept still exists today. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
Oscar's most nominated family are the Newman's, a family of composers and song writers that started with Alfred Newman's work on Tin Pan Alley in 1941 . Cousins Randy and Thomas Newman are competing this year for best score. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The first analog, acoustic telephone was created 1,200 to 1,400 years ago in Peru. It was made of two gourds connected by 75 feet of twine, similar to the phones kids make with tin cans and string. It's in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
A 'kangaroo word' is a word that contains the letters of its own synonym, in order, like MAscuLinE, ChOCOlAte, cHickEN. And a double kangaroo word has two joey words, like Containter for CAN and TIN vocabulary.hitbullseye.co…
Today I learned that a a tin mine was constructed to close to the sea and a massive lagoon was accidentally created youtu.be/5XupgwBIBCw
The tin can was invented in 1810, but the can opener was not invented until 1855. Before the can opener people used hammer and chisel to open their tin cans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
- SurstrΓΆmming (Fermented Herring) is a Swedish delicacy known for being the worlds smelliest food. The smell is so bad in fact, severel airlines has banned passengers from from carrying tin cans of this stuff. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sur…
Alongside blacksmiths, WHITEsmiths also exist. Instead of Iron, they work mostly with tin or pewter. wikidiff.com/whitesmith/b…
Lord Carnarvon (of Tutankhamun) had regular hampers sent over from Harrods to Egypt but the excavator Flinders Petry, who couldn't afford Harrods, lived on tins. Because of the heat, these were dangerous. He would throw the tin at the wall, and if it exploded he wouldn't eat it. theguardian.com/theobserv…
During WWII, the British crown jewels were stored in a biscuit tin and kept in a chamber under Windsor Castle. During the construction, they covered it at night with a tarp so German airplanes couldn't tell what's going on. It was so secretive that not even then-Princess Elizabeth was told. vogue.com/article/royal-f…
Frisbees were inspired by a pie tin AND that those pies are now coming back atlasobscura.com/articles…
On Oct 21st, 1993, the ocean completely flooded an abandoned tin mine in Pantai Remis, Malaysia after only a few minutes, forming a cove approx. the size of 34 football fields. youtube.com/watch?v=5Xupg…
Buddy Ebsen was originally cast as the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz. He was unceremoniously dismissed after suffering serious respiratory issues due to the silver make-up he was required to wear for up to 16 hours per day. oz.fandom.com/wiki/Buddy_…
There's a species called the Hairless Bat (from Southeast Asia). It's (almost) Exactly What It Says on the Tin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
Constantinople became Istanbul because people started referring to it as "The City" and the Greek phrase for "In The City" is pronounced "Is Tin Poli." Over time, this became Istanbul. us1.campaign-archive1.com
In the book version of the Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man was originally human. The Wicked Witch of the West enchanted his ax, making it chop off his limbs, which he replaced one by one with tin prosthetics. His dismembered body parts were used to build Chopfyt, another character in the books. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
Of the Heinz Self Heating Soup can developed for WW2 soldiers on the front line. The tin negates the need to light a fire and avoided risk of giving away location to the enemy force. gmmg.org.uk/our-connected…
Famous movie dog Rin Tin Tin carries the longest line of descendants matching his look and behavior, with the current successor being Rin Tin Tin XII. presspubs.com/white_bear/…
Jackie Chan's first movie appearance, Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962), was considered to be a lost film, as no known copies of the film existed. However, this was not the case, as on February 3rd, 2016, the entire movie was suddenly uploaded to YouTube. youtube.com/watch?v=qXYmb…
The first tree at Rockefeller Center was erected by construction workers in 1931 during the Depression-era. Workers pooled their money to buy the tree and decorated it with tin cans and garland made by their families. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
The theme "Concerning Hobbits" is one of the happiest tracks in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and is intended to evoke feelings of peace. Although tin whistle and fiddle both have solos and the main melodies throughout the piece, it is also noted for Shore's distinctive use of the bodhrΓ‘n en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Tin foil hats actually boost receptivity to government signals howtogeek.com/114037/rese…
In 1908 a New York Merchant named Thomas Sullivan, in an attempt to save costs, sent small samples in silk bags instead of the traditional tin to potential consumers. Some of them assumed they were used the same as the metal infusers and put the bag in the pot accidentally creating the teabag. tea.co.uk/the-history-of-…
The actors/actresses who played the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Wicked Witch of the West all outlived the actress who played Dorothy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…

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