The first known mention of the word abracadabra was in a second century AD book (written by a physician) which prescribed that malaria sufferers wear an amulet containing the word written in the form of a triangle and the power of the amulet would make lethal diseases go away. wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraca…
Evangeline Lilly agreed to play Tauriel in the Hobbit movies on the condition that she would not be part of a love triangle. The love triangle was added during reshoots. yahoo.com/entertainment/b…
In Japan, stop signs are red inverted triangles, instead of the octagon used in many Western countries. japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
Evelyn Nesbit, dubbed 'the world's first supermodel' was one of the most sough after women for her rare beauty and would later be known for her involvement in a deadly love triangle between railroad scion Harry Kendall Thaw and architect Stanford White, which resulted in White's murder by Thaw en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve…
Napoleon has a theorem named after him in geometry. It states that,"if equilateral triangles are constructed on the sides of any triangle, either all outward or all inward, the lines connecting the centres of those equilateral triangles themselves form an equilateral triangle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap…
The triangle shirtwaist fire is why we don’t allow doors to be locked during work hours and have much better fire escapes history.com/topics/early-…
Between 80,000 and 200,000 Freemasons were killed under the Nazi regime. Masonic concentration camp inmates were classified as political prisoners and wore an inverted red triangle. Hitler believed Freemasons had succumbed to Jews conspiring against Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Today I learned of the 'Hess Triangle' - the smallest piece of private property in NYC (2mΒ²) and the result of a grudge between a Philadelphia landlord and city of New York. The sidewalk inscription reads "Property of the Hess Estate Which Has Never Been Dedicated For Public Purposes" mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Penrose triangle, also known as the Penrose tribar or the impossible tribar, is a triangular impossible object, an optical illusion consisting of an object which can be depicted in a perspective drawing, but cannot exist as a solid object. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
The triangle-shaped tortilla chip was popularized by Rebecca Webb Carranza in the 1940s as a way to make use of misshapen tortillas rejected from the automated tortilla manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Mexican delicatessen and tortilla factory in Los Angeles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor…
Amateur artist and geometer George Odom from Poughkeepsie, NY found a remarkably simple construction of golden ratio using an equilateral triangle. He sent it to great geometer Coxeter who published it in 1983 by posing it as a problem. The solution was so elegant it did not require any words. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Gay male victims of the Holocaust, who wore the downward-facing pink triangle, were still considered to be criminals when they were freed from concentration camps. They were often sent back to prison to serve out their terms. andrejkoymasky.com/mem/ho…
King Arthur had a Muslim knight: Sir Palamedes. In Arthurian Legends, he is famed for being part of the Tristan-Isolde-Palamedes love triangle, the hunt for the Questing Beast, and the search for the Holy Grail (wherein he converts to Christianity). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
We are designed to create stories as soon as we have enough informations available. The heider-Simmel illusion is a perfect example of it, as we only see triangles, lines and a circle, but still understand it as "a good one helping a circle to escape from the bad triangle after a fight". youtu.be/8FIEZXMUM2I
Today I learned of the "Triangle of Death" on your face, an area heavily connected via blood vessels to the skull where infections (commonly staph) due to broken skin can spread rapidly to critical parts of the brain. healthline.com/health-new…
There was once a two-foot triangle of private property in the middle of New York City, due to bizarre planning decisions in the early 20th century. getpocket.com/explore/ite…
Theo Jansen has been creating strandbeesten, which are moving kinetic structures, sometimes wind-propelled, that resemble walking animals. All of his models are based on a system of triangles and connecting links which convert the rotation of an axle into a stepping motion of six or more legs. youtu.be/LewVEF2B_pM
Today I learned about Donny the Doberman, a gifted dog, that has been shown arranging some of his 80 plush toys into evenly spaced triangles and lines, and chooses to use, for example, only stuffed frogs or monkeys for a particular design, completely of his own accord. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Earthworms have a kind of intelligence. This allows them to find the sharpest point of a paper triangle 62% of the time and then use this to pull the paper triangle into their burrows efficiently. They do the same with leaves and this led Charles Darwin to conduct the paper experiment. archive.wilsonquarterly.c…
In 2007 a NASA astronaut drove 950 miles wearing diapers in order to confront her rival in a love triangle houstoniamag.com/articles…
Most reputable sources dismiss the idea that there is any mystery relating to the disappearance of aircraft and ships in the Bermuda Triangle and evidence indicates that a significant percentage of the incidents were spurious, inaccurately reported or embellished by later authors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
In the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) the ship Cotopaxi was discovered in the Gobi desert, presumably left there by Aliens. At that time the ship was believed to have been lost in the Bermuda Triangle in 1925, but was discovered in 1985 in Florida, and not verified until 2020. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The Triforce in The Legend of Zelda was originally going to be called the "Power Triangle" tcrf.net/Prerelease:The_L…
The Triangle is theoretically an instrument of indefinite pitch, for its fundamental pitch is obscured by its nonharmonic overtones. Triangle parts in classical music can be very demanding and "the triangle is by no means a simple instrument to play" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Evangeline Lilly agreed to play Tauriel in the Hobbit movies on the condition she would not be part of a love triangle; the love triangle was added during reshoots. yahoo.com/movies/blogs/mo…
The UK has their own version of the Ivy League called the Golden Triangle which has some of the best colleges in the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
It's very unlikely Pythagoras came up with the Pythagorean theorem and that the relationship between the three sides of a right-angled triangle was probably known about as early as the 20th century BC, a thousand years before Pythagoras was born en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyt…
Lion roars can be as loud as 114 decibels, and they can achieve this because their vocal folds form a square shape instead of a triangle. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Nazi Germany forced LGBT prisoners to wear inverted pink triangles as a mark of shame during the holocaust, similar to how the Jews were forced to wear yellow stars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was a disaster that killed 146 garment workers in New York City, most of the victims were women between the ages of 14-23. The doors of the factory were locked to prevent worker theft, so many had to jump out of windows to try and escape the blaze. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
The Bermuda Triangle isn't really some mysterious area of unknown dangers. In fact, it's one of the most heavily traveled shipping lanes in the world. Most of the mysterious "incidents" were found to be spurious, inaccurately reported, or embellished by later authors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Tribeca (the NYC neighborhood) is short for for "TRIangle BElow CAnal [street]" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abb…
Carl Sagan describes the Bermuda Triangle as a statistical fallacy. He explains, "Why is it always planes and ships that get lost? It’s because they can sink in water. If we started losing trains–if we had a Duluth Triangle in which trains began disappearing–that would be interesting." davidsheff.com/article/ca…
Today I learned about the Nevada Triangle that goes from Reno to Fresno to Las Vegas. In the last 60 years over 2000 aircraft have crashed or disappeared. That's nearly 3 planes per month. legendsofamerica.com/nv-t…
Roger Penrose, co-creator of several famous impossible objects including the Penrose triangle and Penrose stairs, is not only alive, but is a physicist known for his work on singularities with Stephen Hawking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rog…
The official size of the home plate in baseball is mathematically impossible to create in reality because it requires a right triangle of a size that does not exist. mathworld.wolfram.com/Hom…
In rare cases, popping a pimple in the so-called "danger triangle" can lead to facial paralysis, brain infections/meningitis, and even death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The mystery of Bermuda triangle is a hoax and most reputable sources dismiss the idea that there is any mystery. In fact the vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle is amongst the most heavily traveled shipping lanes in the world and commercial and private aircrafts routinely fly over it! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Today I learned of β€œBennington Triangle" an area of southwestern Vermont within which five people went missing between 1945 and 1950. This location also has been a hotspot for UFO activity, Big Foot sightings, and strange lights and sounds. Native Americans regarded the area as "cursed" and avoided it. benningtontriangle.com/
Jim Moylan invented the gas tank indicator arrow (the little triangle on your gas gauge) in 1986 and was introduced in select Ford models in 1989. He chose not to patent it and other manufacturers soon copied his idea in their vehicles. jalopnik.com/the-inventor…
AdChoices, known as the little blue triangle that appears in most online ads, is a Regulatory Program for online advertising networks to establish and enforce privacy practices for behavioral targeting advertisments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AdC…
One unusual theory to explain ship losses in the Bermuda Triangle involves methane gas bubbles that lower the density of the sea and cause ships to lose buoyancy and sink. theguardian.com/environme…
The Philippines has two different flags. During times of peace, the flag is a white triangle with a blue stripe on top and a red stripe on the bottom. This flag gets inverted during a war so that the red stripe is on top and the blue stripe is on the bottom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
, a small triangle in NYC about 27x25x27 inches was not accounted for in an eminent domain seizure in 1914. The owner installed a small mosaic which said "PROPERTY OF THE HESS ESTATE WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN DEDICATED FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES." It is still there today. gothamist.com/2015/04/09/…
In Israel, bourekas (savory pastries) have specific shapes and toppings to show what's inside, such as: salty cheese-filled bourekas are usually flat triangles with white sesame seeds, eggplant-filled are cylindrical with nigella seeds, and bean sprout-filled are cylindrical without seeds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C…
The Bermuda Triangle has as many disappearances as any other place in the ocean of a similar size and many of the mysteries attributed to it happened outside of the triangle. csicop.org/sb/show/bermud…
There is no such thing as a 'triangle player' in an orchestra. The guy playing the triangle is called a percussionist, and must master at least 35 different instruments. guardian.co.uk/music/2008…
Not only can you "square" a number, you can also "triangle" a number. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
The LGBT triangle originated during Adolf Hitler's rise to power. It was used to identify male prisoners who were homosexual. Originally intended as a badge of shame,the pink triangle (often inverted from its Nazi usage) has been reclaimed as an international symbol of the gay rights movement. geneseo.edu/safe_zone/tri…
PlayStation's triangle-circle-X-square were purposefully chosen to represent direction, 'no', 'yes', and menu respectively. techcrunch.com/2010/08/25…

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