The man who invented Tang, was also key in creating Pop Rocks and Cool Whip. wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_(…
Today I learned about Buzkashi, a popular game in many central asian countries which involves scooping up a 50kg calf or goat carcass while riding a horse and depositing it into a β€œgoal” all while defending yourself from other players with a whip. Games can last for a day or more. wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzkas…
Ariamnes colubrinus, also known as the whip spider. They are a species of spider with an elongated abdomen and primarily eat insects and juvenile wandering spiders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari…
Bulls are color-blind to red. During Spanish-style Bullfighting, the bull is irritated not by the color of the cape, but by its movement as the matador whips it around. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
In 2018, the town of Mayo, Florida temporarily changed its name to "Miracle Whip" as an advertising promotion with Kraft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
Devo (The guys behind Whip it) sent an anthem mocking Idi Amin of Uganda to Idi Amin as a joke with lyrics such as "I come down the river to kill many people!" This was obviously rejected and they later reworked it into the Devo corporate anthem. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Today I learned about Cronus, the tarantula who whipped the Tory party in the United Kingdom. He is the pet of former chief whip Gavin Williamson. He kept Cronus positioned on his desk in his office in the Hous of Commons in order to intimidate MPs to vote with the government. theguardian.com/environme…
In the Middle Ages, a nun in a French convent inexplicably began to meow like a cat, shortly leading to the other nuns in the convent also meowing. Eventually all the nuns would meow together for a certain period every day. This did not stop until the police threatened to whip the nuns en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was marketed with the title "The Whip Guy" in Turkey in 1984 tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Dog chew toys called bully sticks marketed as "single-ingredient pizzle" are dried bull penis, and pizzle has been known since at least the 1500's as a type of flogging whip en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piz…
The sound of a whip cracking is not a whip cracking, it’s a little sonic boom from the whip breaking the sound barrier. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned about the Kazakh game "Kuuz Kuu" or "Catch the Girl." Young women on horseback use a whip to fend off young men on horseback who are chasing them to a finish line. If the man wins the race he is rewarded with a kiss, if he loses the girl gets to whip him again. search.globescope.com/kaz…
On Full House Bob Saget, John Stamos & Dave Coulier often got in trouble for "adult humor" in front of their child co-stars and got busted doing whip its off screen with 15 cans of Redi Whip while impatiently waiting for the girls to finish shooting a scene. screenrant.com/full-house…
In some countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, and parts of Hungary) there is a traditional Easter Whipping. Men spank women with special handmade whips on Easter Monday. If men arrive at women's houses after 12:00, women throw a bucket of cold water on them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
The handrail around the turret in some early WW2 tanks is an antenna. The presence of a handrail antenna would reveal to the enemy that the tank is a command tank, which made it a primary target in the combat. Because of this, it was eventually replaced with a whip antenna. manxgamingsolutions.com/w…
In the shanty "Drunken Sailer," one response to "What shall we do with the drunken sailor?" is "Put him in the bed with the captain's daughter." The Captain's Daughter is another name for the Cat o' Nine Tails, a multi-tailed whip. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Today I learned of the ancient Turkish sport, kyz kuu (girl chasing). A man and woman on horseback chase each other to the finish line. If the man wins, he steals a kiss. If she wins, she whips the man. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyz…
Two Germans made a table that played a version of the video game Pong called the "PainStation" that electrocutes, burns, and whips players when they lose a point. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pai…
In 2014 original "Top Model" winner Adrianne Curry fended off an attacker with a bull whip while dressed as Catwoman at San Diego Comic Con en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adr…
Today I learned about the alive and well easter tradition in slovakia for men to get day drunk, throw buckets of water on women, and spank them with willow whips. welcometobratislava.eu/tr…
A Easter tradition in Slovakia is for boys to whip girls. The girls in turn give the boys a ribbon or in more modern times a drink of alcohol or money. tripsavvy.com/slovakia-ea…
The thresher shark uses its tail as a whip to stun its prey youtu.be/ANjYYXIl_C8
In 1974 an MP 'voted' from the back of an ambulance on-site at the Palace of Westminster. A whip invoked the principle of "nodding through" because although the member was unconscious, medical equipment indicated the member was not in-fact dead. This vote broke a 310-310 tie. publications.parliament.u…
Whip spiders fight by intimidating rivals via frantic vibrations of their 'whips', which are then picked up by sensitive hairs on opponents' legs. When scientists shave off the hairs, confrontations tend to escalate into physical fights. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned of Japanese corporate β€œhell camps” where they sent underperforming middle managers to whip them into shape. atlasobscura.com/articles…
On the set of Full House, Saget, Stamos, and Coulier would frequently engage in adult humor when the cameras were off. This included drawing penises on each other's scripts, and on at least one occasion they all got high doing whip-its with cans of whipped cream before filming a scene. screenrant.com/full-house…
Among Turkic peoples, there is a sport called "girl chasing", in which a man and a woman race against each other on horseback. If the man wins, he gets a kiss from the woman. If the woman wins, she gets to beat the man with a whip. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyz…
Today I learned of the phajaan process used to train elephants for tourism. They're routinely beaten with whips, sticks and hooks, kept in crampt cages with feet tied together and peirced with a long bullhook to remove any sense of wild in them. animalsupporter.com/pages…
The inventor of Tang, also invented Pop Rocks, Cool Whip, a form of instant-set Jell-O, and other convenience foods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
Mark Mothersbaugh, the "Whip It" genius behind Devo and most Wes Anderson scores, also wrote the music for 'Rugrats,' and was the design inspiration for Chuckie Finster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A thresher shark hunts by pitching its long tail over its head like a trebuchet at average speeds of 30mph to whip multiple prey, often to the point of breaking their spines and ripping them to pieces by sheer force. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
The Romans had a festival where drunk and naked priests would hit people with whips to bring them fertility and ease the pain of child birth. penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
Today I learned of Publilius Volero, a roman veteran, a former centurion, who refused to serve as a soldier. While being strip naked by the lictors, who intented to whip him, Volero knocked out one of the elite guard and provocked a riot that canceled the draft. The next year he was elected Tribune of the pleb. oll.libertyfund.org/title…
The man who scored "Thor: Ragnarok" was part of Devo in the 1980's when they released their hit song, "Whip It", and is actually the one whipping peoples clothes off in the music video. rollingstone.com/culture/…
LaLaurie (1787-1849) was a slave owner, recreational torturer and serial killer, disguised as a housewife. Her antics included flaying children with a whip, chaining old slaves to workstations, and mutilating servants. She was sacked by an outraged mob and fled to France. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del…
The cracking sound a bullwhip makes when properly wielded is, in fact, a small sonic boom. The end of the whip, known as the "cracker", moves faster than the speed of sound, thus creating a sonic boom. The whip is probably the first human invention to break the sound barrier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son…
The Diplodocus could whip its tail so fast it would break the sound barrier, producing a canon-like boom. livescience.com/24326-dip…
Kangaroo leather is lighter and stronger than cow or goat hide. It has 10x the tensile strength of cow and is 50% stronger than goat and is the material of choice for whips as the strips can be cut thin to keep the whip flexible, without sacrificing durability en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
"Uncle Tom" was the hero in the novel, who refused to whip his fellow slaves and defended them with his life en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The man who invented Tang also invented Cool Whip, Pop Rocks, and quick set Jell-o. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The song Black Betty, sung by Ram Jam is not about women but rather a gun, a whiskey, a whip, or a penitentiary transfer wagon. It is an African-American worksong and of course Ram Jam are only one of many who used the lyrics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
While filming "Indiana Jones", the crew played a joke on Harrison Ford. While chained to a large stone, Barbara Streisand appeared in a dominatrix outfit. She proceeded to whip him before Carrie Fisher then threw herself in front of Ford to protect him. This entire sequence was filmed. markedmovies.org/2012/12/…
We've only known that the sound of a whip crack is caused by the whip's tip breaking the sound barrier since 1927 mathfaculty.fullerton.edu…
Today I learned of the urumi, a flexible whip sword no longer used in battle, but still practiced as an extremely dangerous martial art. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Miracle Whip is a salad dressing, because the U.S. FDA requires that anything labeled as "mayonnaise" must contain a minimum of 65 percent vegetable oil by weight. realsimple.com/food-recip…
The nuns in France started meowing together for a certain period of time everyday and did not stop until the police threatened to whip the nuns en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
Miracle Whip dressing is named after the prototype emulsifying contraption, the "Miracle Whip" machine, that James Kraft purchased from inventor Charles Chapman in 1931. derekmueller.net/rc/teach…
Today I learned of the the Islamic holiday Ashura, an optional fast day. Some volunteers will walk through the streets while punishing their bodies with whips, blades, or chains in order to draw blood. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
Dana Air Flight 992 crashed into buildings in Lagos while attempting an emergency landing, killing all 153 passengers. Crowds attempted to bring hoses to the site while soldiers dispersed onlookers with punches and rubber whips. The onlookers then threw stones at the soldiers in retaliation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Michelle Pfeiffer actually performed her whip stunts in the film 'Batman Returns'; the famous mannequin trick was shot in one take, surprising even her trainer (Anthony De Longis)! fast-rewind.com/making_ba…

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