Today I learned about Mary Ann Brown Patten, who took command of a merchant vessel in 1856 when the captain, her husband, became ill and the first mate was found to be sabotaging the voyage to win a bet he'd placed on a competitor. She defeated a mutiny attempt and brought the ship safely back to port. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
In 1992, a SEAL team performing reconnaissance for the Somalia invasion was ambushed by over 400 journalists camped out on the Mogadishu coastline. Lights from the flashing cameras nearly caused a devastating wave of supressing fire from Navy vessels. sofrep.com/news/operation…
Southern live oak was a secret weapon of the USS Constitution, one of America's first naval vessels, that was nicknamed "Old Ironsides" after so many cannonballs bounced off her hull because live oak wood is a super dense wood. physicsbuzz.physicscentra…
Viagra is given to some premature babies to increase oxygen transport by widening the blood vessels, as their lungs often haven't developed enough to transport oxygen efficiently on their own moneyinc.com/20-things-yo…
The comedian Steve Allen got into a minor car accident when another driver backed into him. Allen joked, 'What some people will do to get my autograph' and went about his day, taking a nap at his son's home. Allen never woke up because the accident had broken his ribs and pierced blood vessels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
When we are sleep deprived, our blood pressure is at raised levels for longer, our blood vessels don’t get a chance to rejuvenate, and raised levels of inflammation-causing proteins may also cause extra strain on the heart. optimumsleep.com/importan…
The Titanic's nearly identical sister boat, the RMS Olympic, participated in WWI, becoming the first of two merchant vessels to sink an enemy vessel during the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS…
When you eat a lot of green vegetables, some chlorophyll remains intact and when they pass through blood vessels near the surface of your skin, they engage in photosynthesis and you produce ATP (obviously in very small , but still!) jcs.biologists.org/conten…
Suppressing a sneeze can damage your eardrum or damage your blood vessel in your brain. It can at times even lead to death. straitstimes.com/world/eu…
Caffeine narrows the blood vessels in the brain. That’s why headaches are a primary symptom caffeine withdrawal, as without caffeine, the vessels widen and increase blood flow, causing head pain. healthline.com/health/hea…
Today I learned of Streets of Monaco, a proposed 155-metre yacht that would be fitted with scale models of Monaco's famous landmarks, including a karting track based on the Monaco F1 track. The price tag of the vessel is 1 billion euros. monacolife.net/pictures-s…
Human beings have roughly 60,000 miles of blood vessels in their body. That's long enough to go around the world more than twice. my.clevelandclinic.org/he…
Today I learned about the 'Glomar response' that refers to a response to a request for information with 'can neither confirm nor deny', was created by the CIA in reaction to media inquiries about a covert agency program, which created a salvage vessel named the Glomar Explorer to recover a Soviet submarine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
1000s containers are lost at sea annually due to falling overboard from underway vessels marinelink.com/news/conta…
In 1985 French Military Agents bombed a green peace vessel in a New Zealand harbor that was there to protest French Nuclear testing on a nearby island. The blast killed one crewmember. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
The USS William D. Porter was the only vessel in US Navy history to have its entire crew placed under arrest after accidentally firing a live torpedo at a vessel carrying the President of the United States and the Secretary of State taskandpurpose.com/histor…
Today I learned about the preserved body of Xin Zhui, a Chinese noblewoman who died in 163 BC. Her body was preserved in an unknown fluid, with skin soft and moist. Her muscles still allowed for arms and legs to flex at the joints, with all organs and blood vessels intact. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xin…
Some major blood vessels are so large that they have smaller blood vessels within the walls called vasa vasorum sciencedirect.com/topics/…
In WWII there was a Nazi sailor who flushed his toilet incorrectly, causing his submarine to flood with seawater. The sub was forced to surface in view of the British who then attacked, resulting in the vessel's destruction, 4 Nazi deaths, and 46 Nazis captured en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
During WWI, The British would send decoy Merchant β€˜Q-Ships’ to known areas of U-Boat activity. When the U-Boats surfaced, the β€˜crew’, would make a show of abandoning ship. Suddenly the Q-ship's panels would drop to reveal hidden deck guns, which would then open fire, sinking the enemy vessels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q-s…
The largest sea evacuation in history was on 9/11. The Coast Guard had let out an "all available vessels call", and almost 100 boats responded, ranging from tugboats to ferries to yachts. insh.world/history/the-gr…
Today I learned about the Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior 1985 sinking after French secret agents in diving gear planted a bomb on the hull of the vessel in Auckland harbour, New Zealand. One person, Dutch photographer Fernando Pereira, was killed. news.aut.ac.nz/news/the-r…
RMS Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic and the only civilian class vessel to sink an enemy warship in World War 1 by tearing open a German U-boat's pressure hull with it's propeller. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS…
Today I learned about the discovery of the oldest known winery in the world. The Areni-1 cave complex in Armenia contains a 6,100-year-old winery complete with a wine press, fermentation vats, storage vessels, drinking cups, and withered grape vines, skins, and seeds. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Turkeys were once worshipped like gods. In 300 B.C., the birds were viewed by the Maya as vessels of the gods and honored accordingly. The birds were originally domesticated to play a part in religious rites. history.com/news/turkey-w…
The idea of St. Bernard rescue dogs wearing casks of brandy comes from an 1820 British painting. In fact, though alcohol makes one feel warm, it does so by dilating blood vessels, hastening hypothermia. The idea is like "rescuing a burn victim with a keg of lighter fluid and a book of matches." thedailybeast.com/the-myt…
During WWI the German civilian ship CAP TRAFALGAR was armed and tasked with sinking British merchant ships, disguised as the the british RMS CARMANIA. The first vessel the CAP TRAFALGAR ran into was the real RMS CARMANIA which sank it's counterfeit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS…
There is a massive impact crater in the lower Chesapeake Bay, that was discovered only by accident when Oil exploration vessels discovered the shape in seismographs of the floor of the bay. youtu.be/1iTUAUmF-N4?t=19…
The Battle of Lepanto took place on October 7, 1571 when a fleet of the Holy League inflicted a major defeat on the fleet of the Ottoman Empire. It was the last major engagement in the Western world to be fought almost entirely between rowing vessels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
A WW2 German captain had the proposed name of his vessel rejected so he called it GΓΆtz von Berlichengen because GvB was quoted in Goethe as saying "Kiss my arse". The rejected name; Michael. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C…
As of 2019, the United States Coast Guard reported that it captures only about 11% of narco-submarine vessels en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nar…
Fishing vessels off the west coast occasionally snag submarines, sometimes dragging the fishing boats down. archive.seattletimes.com/…
The Titanic was a part of 3 large ships called Olympic Class by a company called White Star, looking forward to compete with what at the moment we’re the largest vessels in the world. 2 out of the 3 sunk in less than 1 year (with the Titanic as everyone knows, sinking in the first travel) wikipedia.org/wiki/Titani…
Wounds itch because of our natural allergen - histamine, that causes blood vessels to expand while the sore is healing. Plus, new nerve cells are very sensitive and react to even a slightest movement with a sensation of an itch. youtu.be/CpQJ-VmwZUs
Laid end to end, an adult’s blood vessels could circle Earth’s equator four times! natgeokids.com/nz/discove…
The Halifax Explosion was a disaster that occurred in Halifax, Canada, on December 6th, 1917 when a French cargo ship laden with high explosives collided with a Norwegian vessel. The subsequent fire resulted in a 2.9 Kiloton TNT-equivalent explosion that ultimately killed almost 2000 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
Albino animals appear to have red eyes because the blood vessels in their retina are visible through their transparent irises en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
The SS Nomadic, the ship tender that ferried Titanic passengers such as the Unsinkable Molly Brown from the port of Cherbourg to the waiting ship, is the last surviving White Star Line vessel and it currently serves as a museum in Belfast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_…
The Unites States Navy refers to its submarines as boats and not ships. In general, larger vessels are considered ships while smaller vessels are boats. Though modern submarines are large, they began as very small vessels or boats. The naming convention has remained through today. usni.org/magazines/naval-…
A man spent 60 hours underwater, in total darkness, after his vessel capsized and sunk to the bottom of the sea. He was discovered alive by divers sent to recover dead bodies. bbc.com/news/world-africa…
Today I learned about the Battle of Surigao Strait, in which a Japanese detachment of two battleships was caught in a trap set by six American battleships (five of which were Pearl Harbor survivors), four heavy cruisers, four light cruisers, 28 destroyers, and 39 torpedo boats. No Japanese vessels survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The US Navy publicly denied what is now believed to be an urban legend. Allegedly, a US Navy battleship or aircraft carrier encountered what was ostensibly another vessel and the Captain instructed it to change course. The response was, 'I'm a lighthouse. Your call.' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lig…
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…
Nasal decongestants works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nasal passages. Overusing them may cause congestion to get worse or it may improve but come back medlineplus.gov/druginfo/…
Currently only two nations operate naval vessels classed as "cruisers": the United States and Russia, and in both cases the vessels are primarily armed with guided missiles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
A US soldier wounded by a bomb got the first ever penis and scrotum transplant in a 14 hr surgery in 2018 called "vascularised composite allotransplantation", which means a transplant of skin, bone, muscles, tendons, blood vessels. Surgeons say he should be able to regain sexual function. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
So many cartel swift boats are slamming the West Coast that vessel-recovery services contracted by US Customs have stopped auctioning "pangas" for fear of replenishing cartel fleets. vice.com/en_us/article/ae…
Scientists found a medieval salve made out of wine, garlic, onion and oxgall which must be put in a brass vessel for nine nights to become an antibiotic that is potent against MRSA. theconversation.com/medie…
In 2007, a North Korean cargo vessel was captured by Somali pirates. Its distress signal was responded to by a nearby US destroyer, which provided medical assistance to injured NK sailors who were able to retake the vessel. It led to an unprecedented statement of gratitude by North Korean media. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai…
Today I learned of the Stubby Squid. In 2016, Researchers from the Nautilus exploration vessel were cruising along the deep sea floor off California's coast when they came upon the bright purple creature with giant, googly eyes. The Scientists Couldn't contain their laughter. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…

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