The Beryozka or Berezka Dance Ensemble is a troupe of female dancers in Russia, wearing long gowns and move in very small steps on very low half-toe with the body held in a certain corresponding position, so the dancers appear as floating or moving on wheels. youtu.be/gwbcTYQ84dU
Biblically accurate angels are very different from well-known description of the an angel - Old Testament depict one of them (Seraphim) as six-winged, flaming creature continuesly chanting "Holy, holy, holy" and the other (Ophanim) as pair of wheels with multiple eyes youtu.be/40KcrrfbJ6o
Today I learned about the Rat Park experiment by Canadian psychologist Bruce Alexander. He built a Rat Park with food, balls and wheels for certain male and female rats while the other rats were caged. After offering tap water and morphine water to each group he found that caged rats consumed more morphine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat…
In the mini-series "Band of Brothers" (2001), Jimmy Fallon was so nervous during his cameo appearance, that he struggled to drive the standard WWII jeep, and feared he would hit the cast. Director Tom Hanks, eventually ordered 2 crew workers to push the Jeep around with Fallon at the wheel. parade.com/674259/lindsay…
Today I learned about the world's smallest motorized car. About the size of a grain of rice, it is a micro-model of a 1936 Toyota AA, and includes a body, tires, spare tire, wheels, axle, bearings, headlights, tail lights, bumpers, step, number plate and emblem. It travels at 5-6 mm per second. trussty.com/2016/05/japan…
A 59 year old drag racer named Shelly Howard was in a freak fatal accident where her car became airborne, landed the wrong way, crossed the finish line with its wheels spinning backwards, reversed coarse to the start line and crashed straight into a car her son was in, killing them both. caranddriver.com/news/a18…
There was a military variant of the VW Beetle called the "KΓΌbelwagen". Despite only being two wheel drive, it outperformed nearly every other vehicle during testing. Due to its flat belly, it would propel itself like a sled if the wheels sank into snow, mud, or sand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
Today I learned of the Catherine Wheel- A torture device used widely from the Middle Ages until 1841. A victim was tied down and had each limb broken by a cart wheel, and then the limbs were braided between the spokes and the person left to die. One man lasted 9 days before passing. wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaki…
Kanye West fell asleep at the wheel in 2002, causing a head on collision and shattering his jaw. Kanye then rapped Through The Wire with his jaw still wired shut, and its subsequent success kickstarted his career as a rapper. yahoo.com/lifestyle/kanye…
A Florida woman married a ferris wheel named Bruce after a 30 year relationship. huffpost.com/entry/linda-…
Classical "angels" are the lowest tier of God's servants in traditional Christian Angelology. There are actually nine angelic orders, each with distinct responsibilities. The highest orders appear as firey beings with six wings, four-faced creatures covered in eyes, and chariot wheels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Original high-wheel bicycles, popular in the 1870's and 80's, were called "penny-farthings". In Britain at the time, the penny coin was much larger than the farthing coin, thus the name represented the large front wheel and the much smaller back wheel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
A stretch of Route 66, between Albuquerque and Tijeras, will play "America the Beautiful" as you drive over added grooves in the road. If you drive the speed limit of 45 mph for the quarter-mile stretch, you can hear "America the Beautiful" play through the vibrations in your car's wheels. popularmechanics.com/tech…
Between 2003 and 2005 thousands of Italians went broke because of "53 fever" where they bet on the number 53 on a gambling wheel in Venice bbc.com/worklife/article/…
GΓΆbekli Tepe is the site of an ancient temple built by a hunter gatherer society around 9000 BCE. It consists of 10 ton pillars with artwork carved on them, which were transported 500 meters without the use of the wheel which had yet to be invented. This site also predates farming and writing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C…
On 18 October 1766, the people of Nottingham reacted to a food shortage by looting cheese wheels from merchants in what became known as the Great Cheese Riot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not…
A man watching TV behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S with autopilot engaged crashed into a sheriff deputy's vehicle which then hit a state trooper’s car. Officers were responding to an earlier crash and the Tesla failed to avoid them or even move over. No one was injured but 2 cars were totaled jalopnik.com/tesla-driver…
The song "Wagon Wheel", best known by Old Crow Medicine Show was co-written by Bob Dylan. The song was just a chorus on a bootleg, and OCMC added verses 25 years later. Bob Dylan loved it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wag…
ViewMaster - the toy stereoscope intended for children - has perfect forward and backward compatibility despite being 80 years old. Every circular wheel of photos will work in every model. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vie…
Safety experts now recommend driving with your hands at 9 and 3 on the steering wheel. The old 10 and 2 position can break your hands or force your arms into your face if the airbag deploys. popularmechanics.com/cars…
Lowrider hydraulics were designed as a way to bypass the law - when it became illegal in California to drive cars with any part lower than the bottoms of wheel rims, the hydraulics allowed lowrider drivers to avoid conflict with the law by temporarily raising their vehicles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low…
Today I learned of the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland, which simultaneously lowers and raises 500 tons of water and ships, over a height of 155 feet (35m.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
The first baby stroller was made in 1733. The Duke of Devonshire asked architect William Kent to build a means of transport for his young children, and Kent constructed a shell shaped basket on wheels for children to sit in. It was richly decorated, and meant to be pulled by a goat or small pony en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
A NASA chief engineer tried debunking the theory that Ezekiel's Wheel could be a description of an ancient alien spacecraft. After re-reading the Bible he ended up supporting the theory and published an academic paper and novel on the topic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The reason backseat windows in cars don't roll all the way down is not in fact for child safety, but because there isn't room in the car door to fit the full window due to the wheel well. autotrader.com/car-news/h…
A steering automatically returns to the center because engineers have achieved the return motion of the steering wheel solely by giving the front wheels an angle, called a caster angle. youtube.com/watch?v=wLbs8…
Merv Griffin, singer of 1950 number 1 hit 'I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts' went on to have a very successful radio career before creating popular tv game shows wheel of fortune and jeopardy! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
Kubrick built an artificial gravity wheel for 2001: A Space Odyssey . The prop cost $750,000 (equal to $5 million today) and took six months for Vickers Engineering Group to build. Kubrick hired former NASA space scientist Frederick Ordway to serve as his science adviser. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Hayabusa, the first spacecraft to return asteroid samples, succeeded despite having its solar panels crippled by solar flare, 2 reaction wheels failing, 2 engines losing power, losing its mini-lander, the intended sampling system failing to deploy, and losing contact with Earth for a month. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
The Antarctic Snow Cruiser, built in 1939 for Admiral Byrds' 3rd Antarctic Expedition was a 56 foot vehicle with 10 diameter wheels. Because it failed to have enough power and traction on the Antarctic ice, it was finally abandoned and last seen in 1958. thedrive.com/news/33433/t…
Mercedes-Benz designed the 1996 F200 concept car with joysticks instead of a steering wheel and switchable electronic dashboard displays so drivers could sit in either front seat. oldconceptcars.com/1930-2…
Today I learned about Joseph Jagger, the man who won 7.5 million dollars in Monte Carlo because he knew by industry how roulette wheels were rigged. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
On the COTS Demo Flight 1 aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule, a wheel of Le BrouΓ©re cheese was included as one of the weight ballasts. Musk kept it a secret until the capsule returned, fearing it would overshadow the mission itself. collectspace.com/news/new…
Baltimore has trash collecting boats with googly eyes, named Mr. Trash Wheel, Professor Trash Wheel, and Captain Trash Wheel respectively. The first one collected over a million pounds of garbage in 2 years! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
Baldwin Locomotive Works attempted to make articulated engines larger than the UP Big Boys. The Triplex had a wheel configuration of 2-8-8-8-2 and 2-8-8-8-4. They also planed a Quintuplex of 2-8-8-8-8-8-2 and might have planned a 2-10-10-10-10-10-2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
For good luck, cosmonauts pee on the wheel of the van that transports them to their space launch vehicle. A tradition that was started by Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The term "tire", the rubber component of a vehicle's wheel, comes from the word "attire", from the idea that a wheel with a tire is a dressed wheel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tir…
Humans put a man on the moon (1969) before putting wheels on luggage (1970) edition.cnn.com/2010/TRAV…
Isaac Newton created the colour wheel before the invention of photography. munsell.com/color-blog/si…
Several significant inventions predated the wheel by thousands of years: sewing needles, woven cloth, rope, basket weaving, boats and even the flute. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
The longest car in the world was 100 feet long, had 26 wheels, a jacuzzi, diving board, king-sized water bed, and a helicopter landing pad, and was called the β€˜American Dream’. motor1.com/news/75965/the…
When Andrew Jackson became president of the USA, he was given a two-ton wheel of cheese as a gift from a farmer in New York. He left it in the White House foyer for a year and at his farewell party, he let everyone take as much as they wanted of it, leaving Jackson with barely any leftover. anchor.fm/foodhistory/epi…
By the late 90s the buses in Belgrade were in such bad condition that one passenger died after falling through the rusted floor of a bus and being crushed by a wheel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Pat Sajak and Vanna White work only 36 days per year. They work 4 days per month for 9 months, filming six episodes of Wheel of Fortune from 12 noon to 6pm. It amounts to a full year’s worth of programming for ABC. wlky.com/article/behind-t…
Humans invented booze before the wheel. recipes.howstuffworks.com…
No living things in the natural world are known to have evolved wheels to move around. Some move around by rolling, but there are some biological barriers to developing wheels. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Rusting gears, beams, & wheels on the coast in Marseille show where an innovative ride was. One could pay to use a special cable car that ran underwater. For safety, pro divers went with the tourists as the pods skimmed along the seabed. It opened in 1966, was shut down after around one year. atlasobscura.com/places/l…
When Wheel of Fortune first aired in September 1973, the contestants would try to earn the money for the prizes that they themselves picked out. youtube.com/watch?v=GKReb…
Robert Downey Jr. gave Chris Evans a custom-designed "Steve Rogers" car with the Cap shield emblazoned on the steering wheel menshealth.com/entertainm…
The Indian government embossed the national emblem onto the wheels of its newest moon rover so that it leaves tracks in the shape of the emblem wherever it drives on the lunar surface en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…

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