Even though smoking has been banned on airplanes, ash trays are mandatory on every plane. This is for safe disposal in case someone breaks the law. money.cnn.com/2017/03/09/…
Freddie Mercury of Queen held a party in New Orleans in 1978, which featured nude waiters and waitresses, a man biting heads off live chickens, naked models wrestling in a liver pit, and dwarves walking around with trays of cocaine strapped to their heads. nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/q…
Lloyd Groff Copeman, grandfather of singer Linda Ronstadt, was a famous inventor with almost 700 patents in his name including rubber ice cube trays and early versions of the microwave, electric stove, fridge and toaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
The first Christmas party held at the US Embassy in the USSR featured three performing seals, who came into the room balancing a Christmas tree, a tray of glasses, and a bottle of champagne. Afterward, the seal's trainer (quite drunk), passed out, and the seals galloped freely in the house. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
The scene in Spiderman (2002) where Peter Parker catches Mary Jane's tray in the school cafeteria does not have any CGI. The whole thing was actually done by Tobey Maguire himself. It took him 156 takes to get it perfectly. metro.co.uk/2016/10/13/tu…
It is standard in Japan to put cash on the counter rather than hand it to the person directly. Sometimes there is even a little tray you put your cash on and then the cashier takes the little tray. japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
A college student aligned his teeth successfully by 3D printing his own clear braces for less than $60; he'd built his own 3D home printer but fixed his teeth over months with 12 trays he made on his college's more precise 3D printer. money.cnn.com/2016/03/16/…
Detroit-style pizza was invented when locals baked Sicilian-style pies in cast-iron trays originally created for use in the automobile industry firstwefeast.com/features…
"Detroit-style pizza" is a style of chewy pizza that is baked in a square pan, which is often not a pizza pan but instead a tray that originally was made to hold small industrial parts in factories. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Det…
Capital letters were stored in the upper tray for typefaces. This is why they're called uppercase. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
The 'Frisbee' was named so after a local pie company 'Frisbie Pies' sold many to students at the local college who used to finish the pie and throw the empty tray around for fun yelling 'Frisbee' in case anyone nearby was in danger of being hit. history.com/this-day-in-h…
During the recording of U2's "Where The Streets Have No Name", producer Brian Eno got so annoyed with how difficult it was to record that he was about to erase the tapes. When a studio engineer saw him about to do this he dropped the tea tray he was holding and physically restrained Eno. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whe…
In 1953, Swanson had 260 tons of leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and didn't know how to get rid of it. They asked their workers for ideas, and one man thought they should package it in individual trays with sides and freeze it. The TV dinner was born. recipes.howstuffworks.com…
A picture within itself is known as the β€œDroste effect.” The Dutch name for this sort of recursive image derives from a brand of cocoa. A box of Droste cocoa powder depicts a nun carrying a tray bearing a cup and a Droste box. maa.org/meetings/calendar…
Scientists in Mexico turned tequila into diamonds by heating a cheap shot to 800 degrees Celsius. At that temp, it vaporized and broke down into its atomic constituents, producing a fine layer of carbon crystal structures identical to diamonds on nearby metal trays. theguardian.com/science/2…
Queen, notorious for wild parties, hosted a release party for 'Jazz' that included a man biting heads off live chickens, naked models wrestling in a liver pit, and little-people walking about with trays of cocaine strapped to their heads. nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/q…
Despite smoking be illegal on commercial planes, all lavatories on commercial planes must be equipped with ash trays. money.cnn.com/2017/03/09/…
The scene in Spider Man I in which Toby Maguire catches MJ and then catches all of the food on her tray with one hand was done without any CGI. Maguire actually performed the stunt with very little technical help. imdb.com/title/tt0145487/…
, that "PC" in "PC Load Letter" is an abbreviation for paper cassette, the tray which holds blank paper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_…
Servers rarely spill drinks or trays because they are trained to not look at what they're carrying, but where they are going, because the body is naturally able to keep things level. wikihow.com/Avoid-Spillin…
It took Swanson TV dinners 7 years before they decided to add a dessert section (such as apple cobbler and brownies) to its new four-compartment tray. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
Ricky Ray Rector, a mentally retarded murderer, after eating his last meal before being executed, left the pecan pie on the side of the tray, telling the guards that he was saving it "for later." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
It is actually safe to put aluminium foil trays in a microwave without it causing a fire bakeryandsnacks.com/Artic…
[] That Spider-Man tray scene wasn’t CGI and took Tobey Maguire 156 takes! independent.co.uk/arts-en…
One of the main requirements during the design of the Honda Super Cub, the highest selling motor vehicle of all time, was that it must be able to be driven with one hand while carrying a tray of soba noodles in the other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
At his parties, Freddie Mercury had midgets carrying around trays of cocaine on their heads guardian.co.uk/media/2000…
One popular empty flight pastime is called β€œaisle surfing. You grab a meal tray, put it on the floor in the aisle, stand on it and wait for the moment the plane lifts off from the runway. At that point, you let go and slide clear to the back of the plane on the carpeting.” news.com.au/travel/travel…
There 'ice spike' is when your ice cubes grow a singular icy spike poking up from the middle. It's not a staglamite but pushes up from inside the cube tray its.caltech.edu/~atomic/s…
While the allied landing in normandy met with stiff resistance, the landing in the south of france was met by a solitary frenchman with a tray of champagne who chided them for being late. youtube.com/attribution_l…
The iconic NORAD SAGE defense consoles came with built-in ash trays and cigarette lighters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sem…
Jean Claude Van Damme got his first starring role by waiting all day in the lobby of Cannon Films, then jumping up and performing a roundhouse kick over the head of the studio owner as he was leaving for the day... while holding a tray of soup. drafthouse.com/show/van-d…
The reason airplanes still have ash trays, is not because they are old, but because it's mandated after a deadly 1973 crash, where someone put out their cigarrette in the trash of the bathroom uk.businessinsider.com/ai…
The 'Spider-Man' scene where Peter Parker catches MJ and her tray of food used no special effects. Sam Raimi (the director) shot the scene several times until Tobey Maguire managed to catch all the food, only aided by a sticky substance to keep the tray on Tobey's hand. movies.com/movie-news/did…
North Korea's International Friendship Exhibition Hall contains a collection of gifts to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il from the despots of the world, including an upright grinning alligator holding out a wooden tray of cocktail glasses donated by the Sandinistas of Nicaragua. atlasobscura.com/places/n…
Today I learned of Herman Smirch, a fictional and ornery salesclerk from the 1990 Game Boy Comics series who steals Game Boys and smacks Mario with a food tray pressthebuttons.com/2009/…
British criminal Charles Bronson took three inmates hostage and forced them to tickle his feet and call him general. Later he chanted "I want ice cream", afterwards he hit a hostage with a metal tray and felt guilty so he asked the hostage to hit him. Finally he cut himself and let them go. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Linda Ronstadt's grandfather Lloyd Groff Copeman is the rated the the 3rd most accomplished inventor of everyday used items the toaster, fridge and no drip tray for paint cans to name a few. He spent most of his fortune trying to find a cure for wife's Parkinson disease en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llo…
The field at the Super Bowl XLIX is a retractable field. It sits in a tray 40 inches deep that rests on 13 railroad-like tracks and moves through an opening four and a half feet tall beyond the end zone to the southeast on a total of 546 steel wheels. stadiumsofprofootball.com…
When Aerosmith's road crew were pissed off at them they'd wipe their assess with their bologna and put it back on the deli tray spin.com/articles/8-wild-…
The original cup holder for cars was made in Nov 1950 and was called the "snack tray". It used suction cups to attach to the dashboard. blog.modernmechanix.com/s…
Ice spikes are formations that can grow on freezing bodies of water, e.g. ice cube trays its.caltech.edu/~atomic/s…
Cigarette butts are being recycled into useable objects like furniture, ash trays, storage containers, etc. The company will even pay the shipping for you to mail in your collected butts and other waste from cigarettes (including the plastic & foil wrapping, ash, etc)! terracycle.com/en-US/brig…
The name of TV dinners came from the shape of the tray, not because many people eat them while they are watching TV encyclopedia.thefreedicti…
Diners in cafeterias waste 30-50% less food when trays aren't provided. insidehighered.com/news/2…
You can rearrange your tray icons with drag and drop (win7)
Blood is used to make tofu in China, where congealed blood of ducks and pigs are often served on sticks or laid out in trays like jelly china.org.cn/travel/2010-…
The boxes that pop up above the system tray are called "toast." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toa…
Linda Ronstadt's grandfather was a great inventor who invented the electric toaster, the electric stove, the flexible ice cube tray and the powered pneumatic grease gun npr.org/books/titles/2231…
St Agatha of Sicily is commonly depicted with a tray carrying her severed boobs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aga…
Chinese typewriter design features a gliding tray of characters, each of which can be swapped out if a special or obscure character is needed. youtube.com/watch?v=OrEut…
There's a little Tray-Icon-Tool, that lets you listen to songs that were submitted in /r/listentothis! Awesome! redditunes.com/jukebox.ht…
In 1990, Don Cheadle guest-starred in an episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Will's childhood friend named Ice Tray. imdb.com/title/tt0582984/

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