A sufferer of Truman Show delusion (a condition in which a person believes their live is a staged reality show) traveled all the way to New York City to check whether the World Trade Center had fallen, believing the 9/11 attacks to be an elaborate plot twist in his personal storyline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The reason it's difficult to break a dry piece of spaghetti in two pieces is due to a "snap back" effect. To have better success you must twist and bend the spaghetti at the same time. news.mit.edu/2018/mit-mat…
Today I Learned about Britain's Day. Britain's Day was a series of mass celebrations in the US to honor the UK's role in WW1 . It was held on December, 7, 1918. King George V even released a message responding to the celebrations. (Japan brought the US into WW2 on Britain's Day in a twist of irony) studenthandouts.com/world…
Sugar can twist light, and has been used in calibrating instruments that detect the rotation of light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Sir David Lean's 1948 film adaption of Oliver Twist was banned in Israel for Sir Alec Guinness's performance as Fagin, which it considered too anti-Semitic. Egypt banned it for portraying Fagin too sympathetically en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
A statue in Odessa, Ukraine of Vladimir Lennon is being given a sci-fi twist converting it to a statue of Darth vader bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f…
A Twist Ending to the TV Show St Elsewhere Has Fueled a Fan Theory That It and Every Show it Crossed Over With Took Place Inside The Mind Of An Autistic Teenage Boy; Well Over 200 Shows And Even Movies Are Implicated pastemagazine.com/tv/tomm…
When the Beatles were performing 'Twist and Shout' live, John Lennon would change the lyrics to 'I'm pissed with gout', and due to the screaming crowds, no one ever noticed. getintothis.co.uk/2017/06…
American mechanic Walter Hunt is regarded as the inventor of the safety pin that bears resemblance to those used today. The safety pin included a clasp that covered the point and kept it from opening, and a circular twist at the bend to act as a spring and hold it in place. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saf…
The Twist was originally written and recorded by Hank Ballard and The Midnighters and went on to be a number one hit in 1960 but Dick Clark recommended to Cameo Records that a more wholesome Chubby Checker rerecord the song, which became a number one hit again in 1962. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
M. Night Shyamalan dropped out of the Life of Pi film because he thought his name would besmirch the movie because it had a twist ending. ew.com/article/2006/05/03…
Today I learned of "the Truman Show Delusion" a term used in psychology to describe patients who believe they are part of a staged reality. Psychiatrist reported on one patient who had traveled to New York after 9/11 to ensure the event really happened and wasn't just a plot twist in his show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
While modern child-proof lids were invented in 1967, archaeologists discovered a container nearly 20 years later that was opened using a similar twist-off method. The vessel was found in the Mayan ruins of RΓ­o Azul in Guatemala and dated back to 500 BCE. It contained chocolate. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Singer Chubby Checker, famous for the song β€œThe Twist”, sued Hewlett-Packard over an app designed to measure penis size called β€œChubby Checker” theguardian.com/technolog…
Elephants "may show lateral preference when grasping with their trunks: some prefer to twist them to the left, others to the right." Essentially, they can be left or right "trunked"! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
That, in 2006, a constitutional amendment came before Florida voters that would require 60% of the vote to amend the state constitution. In a twist of irony, Florida voters approved the amendment, which required all future amendments to get 60% of the vote to pass, with only 57% of the vote. wftv.com/news/local/flori…
When Alfred Hitchcock got the rights to the novel that originated 'Psycho' he bought all copies to keep the plot twists under wraps variety.com/2017/film/new…
There is a mental delusion called The Truman Show delusion where those affected believe their lives are actually reality shows. A patient went to New York to check whether the World Trade Center had fallen believing the 9/11 attacks to be an elaborate plot twist in his personal storyline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Chubby Checker was named as a response to Fats Domino. Twist! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
M. Night Shyamalan chose not to work on the Life of Pi movie because he didn't want audiences to suspect a twist. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…
Republican Party nominee Thomas Dewey won Ohio, the notorious bellwether state, against FDR in the 1944 election, even though FDR won in a landslide. In a twist of irony, he then lost it 4 years later, when the polls, pundits, & prognosticators had all predicted that he'd win the election. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
[] Seals have bacteria in their saliva, blood, and blubber that causes infections and necrosis. One of such infection is called Seal Finger. They can also twist their heads almost the whole way round and have insane teeth. If you got bitten, amputation is almost always necessary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Today I learned about King Henry VIII, who, in pursuit of marrying the woman of his dreams (Anne Boleyn), broke off the Church of England from papal authority just to legally divorce his first wife. In an ironically unromantic twist, he beheaded Anne Boleyn nearly three years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiv…
Jaguars, when hunting horses, "may leap onto their back, place one paw on the muzzle and another on the nape and then twist, dislocating the neck." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jag…
Nintendo released a game called Time Twist for their Famicom system in 1991. In an unusual departure from most Nintendo games, it includes levels set during a 15th-century witch hunt, on a slave plantation during the American Civil War, and in a Nazi concentration camp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
A patent is pending on a "Jar with a Twist" -- a container for dispensing peanut butter and other similar products -- that has a rotating bottom which functions similar to a deodorant stick to bring the contents of the jar up towards the top for easier access. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
In 1956, a 43-year-old housewife named Florence Greenberg decided to get involved in the record industry. Her releases would include "Louie Louie," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," and "Twist and Shout." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
Today I learned about Henry Webber, the oldest person to have actively served within WW1. He signed up because all 3 of his sons where in the war but in a twist all 3 sons survived and Henry died warhistoryonline.com/war-…
A Writer for Futurama Created a New Math Theorem To Explain One of the Show's Plot Twists gizmodo.com/5618502/futur…
Sierra Mist turned itself into Mist Twist back in 2016 adage.com/article/cmo-str…
As the crow flies is an idiom for the most direct path between two points. This meaning is attested from the early 19th century, and appeared in Charles Dickens's novel Oliver Twist: "We cut over the fields at the back with him between us – straight as the crow flies" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_…
During filming of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back the actor playing Darth Vader was instructed to say "Obi-Wan killed your father" instead of "I am your father" in order to hide the secret twist from even the actors until the final movie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
"The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman was only able to get his comic green-lit because he told Image Comics that there would be a plot twist revealing that the zombie apocalypse was caused by aliens who were using the zombies to weaken humanity's defenses. It was a lie. ign.com/articles/2007/09/…
The tabs or twist ties on bread tells you what day your bread was baked depending on its color. tastingtable.com/cook/nat…
The weather stick, which predates the mercury barometer, was used by the Native Americans to predict weather. A weather stick twists upwards in low humidity and downwards in high-humidity environments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
HP was sued by musician Chubby Checker ("The Twist") after they named a webOS app after him. The app was designed to estimate penis size based on a man's shoe size. arstechnica.com/tech-poli…
Today I learned of Bert Berns, whose writing credits include "Twist and Shout", "Hang on Sloopy", "Piece of My Heart" and whose productions include "Baby, Please Don't Go", "Brown Eyed Girl" and "I Want Candy". He died of heart failure aged 38. bertberns.com/
The tallest public artwork in the UK is also home to the biggest tunnel slide in the world. The ArcelorMittal orbit is 114.5 metres high and the slide that twists and turns 12 times is 178 metres long! queenelizabetholympicpark…
"The Janitor" character from the hit TV show Scrubs was meant to be a figment of JD's imagination for the first two seasons in case the show needed a plot twist for a sudden cancellation. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
The death and resurrection of Spock, which comprise the plot twists of Star Trek II (1982) and III (1984), were potential storylines for Star Trek I that were known by William Shatner in 1977, and he spoiled those twists to the audience. youtu.be/BoFyBESGLEM?t=45…
The Bayanzi tribe of the Congo would execute via decapitation with a twist. While alive, the head of the condemned would be connected to a springy sapling so that when it was cut off, it would be thrown through the air "With the force of a bomb". xefer.com/2008/04/behead
In the song "Misunderstood", John Petrucci wrote and played the guitar solo, and then reversed it. He then learned how to play this reversed version, and after recording it, reversed it once more. This resulted in a solo like the original but with a unique twist to the way the notes sounded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six…
The Popeye dance craze (based on moves of the cartoon character, such as lighting a pipe and skating) was bigger in some areas during the 50's and 60's than The Twist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
When the end of the sentence twists the meaning of the start (like: This isn't good... it's great!) is called a Paraprosdokian en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
M. Night Shyamalan chose not to direct the movie for the Life of Pi because it "has kind of a twist ending." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lif…
Bill Haley and the Comets toured Mexico when their hits dried up in the US and brought "The Twist" to the country. theaudiophileman.com/bill…
The color of the pastic twist tag on bread loafs is a secret code snopes.com/food/prepare/b…
There is a mental illness known as 'The Truman Show' delusion. One patient even traveled to New York CityΒ afterΒ 9/11Β to make sure that the 2001 terrorist attacks were not a plot twist in his personal 'Truman Show'. nytimes.com/2008/08/28/fa…
There is a wasp named after Shakira called Aleiodes shakirae." Since parasitism by this species causes the host caterpillar to bend and twist its abdomen in various ways, and Shakira is also famous for her belly-dancing, the name seems particulary appropriate for this species". ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The script of 1999 Movie Stuart Little was written by M. Knight Shyamalan the director and writer famous for his Twist Endings in movies like The Sixths Sense, The Village, Signs, Split and Unbreakable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…

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