If you pinch your thumb and pinky together then flex your wrist, you'll see a muscle (the palmaris longus) pop up in the middle of your wrist -- unless you're in the 14% of people who simply do not have that muscle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Today I learned of Gordon Cooper, a NASA astronaut whose reentry vehicle lost nearly all power. He had to manually calculate reentry by scratching lines on his window for attitude and using his wrist watch for timing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
Wrist watches became a fashion accessory for men only after WW1. Until then Wrist watches were worn exclusively by women and men used pocket-watches. However during WW1 many soldiers began converting the pocketwatches into wristwatches for ease of use. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Today I learned of The Rolex Murder. On July 28, 1996, a man’s body washed up on a trawler in the UK seas. There was no identification on the body except a 25-year-old Rolex Oyster on his wrist. As Rolex maintains such meticulous service records, they were able to ID the victim and ultimately the murderer. plymouthherald.co.uk/news…
Today I learned of Antonio Paoli, a Puerto Rican tenor considered one of the most outstanding opera singers of all time. During WWI, when all opera houses closed, he lost his voice and became a profession boxer (5-1), retiring after breaking his wrist. He retrained and gained his voice back after the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Steven Seagal broke Sir Sean Connerys wrist whilst Sir Connery was taking martial arts lessons from Seagal during the filming of Never Say Never Again (1983) youtu.be/_AJ-IMQOsXg
Bride Jeni Stepien was walked down the aisle by the man who got her father's donated heart. Arthur Thomas got Michael Stepien's heart & the families kept in touch. When Arthur walked Jeni down the aisle, he suggested that she grip his wrist to feel the pulse from her father's heart. nytimes.com/2016/08/09/fa…
Fred Astaire started skateboarding in his 70's, got a lifetime membership to the Nat'l Skateboard Society, and broke his wrist skateboarding at age 78. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Cameron Diaz was all set to star as Sonya Blade in the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie, until she broke her wrist before filming began and she had to be replaced by Bridgette Wilson-Sampras cinemablend.com/new/Camer…
Pinching your fourth finger and thumb together and flexing your wrist will show you if you have the Palmaris Longus Muscle. 14% of the population have evolved to no longer have this muscle which was inherited from our primate ancestors for grip strength before their thumbs were fully developed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
The demon core was a palm sized orb of plutonium responsible for the death of scientists on two separate occasions. Both incidents included a slip of the wrist, resulting in a millisecond long burst of radiation. Blue light was emmited in the second incident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
Sean Connery was filming a love scene when his co-star's gangster boyfriend got jealous and pulled a gun on him. Connery grabbed the gun from his hand and twisted the guy's wrist until he ran off the set en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ano…
Today I learned of Janet Guthrie, the first female NASCAR driver who once placed 9th in the Indy 500 despite a broken wrist en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
The Japanese words for wrist and ankle literally translate into "hand neck" and "foot neck" selftaughtjapanese.com/20…
Telefol language uses a base-27 counting system. It maps to the fingers, wrists, lower arms, elbows, upper arms, and shoulders, sides of the neck, ears, eyes and nose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
It was comic strip character Dick Tracy's wrist radio that inspired Martin Cooper of Motorola to conceive of the first portable cellular phone in 1973. This led to the 10-year process of bringing it to market. wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin…
You have small bones in your body surrounded by merely connective tissue. Those are in your knees, feet, wrists, hands and your ears. From which the ones in your ears are among the smallest in your body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ses…
Sean Connery was filming a love scene when his co-star's gangster boyfriend got jealous and pulled a gun on him. Connery grabbed the gun from his hand and twisted the guy's wrist until he ran off the set en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ano…
Matthew McConaughey replaced Owen Wilson in 'Tropic Thunder' after Wilson's battle with depression and attempt at suicide by overdosing and slitting his wrists en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owe…
After the Mapuche warrior Galvarino had his hands cut off on the orders of the Marquis de Canete, he had knives attached to his wrists and led a squadron of warriors back into battle. He eventually fought the Marquis' forces at the Battle of Millarapue, and killed his second in command. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal…
Almost every advertisement photograph for wrist watches has the time set to 10:10 so the hands "perfectly frame" the brands logo independent.co.uk/news/me…
Andre the Giant's wrists were as big as a lowland gorilla, measuring one foot in circumference articles.latimes.com/1993…
Twins separated at birth, one raised by a German Catholic Nazi family and the other by a Jewish family in Trinidad, both as adults flushed the toilet before and after going, enjoyed sneezing in elevators to startle people, dipped buttered toast in coffee, and wore rubber bands on their wrists. ted.com/talks/steven_pink…
Today I learned about the human body's vestigal features. These are artifacts from previous evolutionary forms and include a muscle in your wrist to help with swinging through trees and an extra eye lid in each eye. britannica.com/list/7-ves…
One night comedian Artie Lange tried to commit suicide by drinking a bottle of bleach, stabbing himself in the stomach nine times, and slitting his own wrists...and survived rollingstone.com/culture/…
Today I learned about the long palmar muscle is a distinct ligament from the wrist downward when you make a fist, and about 14% of the population doesn’t have it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Today I learned about the vestigial tendon in the wrist, and other structures that are β€œgenetically determined structures or attributes that have apparently lost most or all of their ancestral function in a given species, but having been retained during the process of evolution.” sun-gazing.com/tendon-pro…
The Apollo 12 astronauts had playboy pictures on their wrist books businessinsider.com.au/na…
Emenim performed the song Kim, after promising her he wouldn't, while she was in the front row of concert. She immediately left the concert, got in a car wreck and then proceeded to slit her wrist once she made it home. youtu.be/lRExjF0dSQo
The reason perfume is applied to necks and wrists, with behind the knees being the most ideal location, is because these are pulse points that will warm the perfume and release fragrance continuously. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
About 85% of humans have a vestigial muscle called the Palmaris Longus muscle, which can be seen by touching the pads of the fourth finger and thumb and flexing the wrist. The tendon of the muscle, if present, will be visible in the midline of the anterior wrist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
A radioactive isotope of hydrogen (tritium) is used to illuminate items such as wrist watches and firearm sights en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Thomas Jefferson once dislocated his wrist while trying to impress a woman that he fancied monticello.org/site/resea…
Today I learned of Galvarin, a famous Mapuche warrior during the majority of the early part of the Arauco War. Conquistadors chopped off both of his hands, so he fastened knives to both of his wrists and went back for revenge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal…
Emma Stone celebrated her mom being 2 years cancer free in 2010 by writing a letter to Paul McCartney asking him to sketch two birds' feet because The Beatles' song "Blackbird" was her mother's favorite. Paul sketched the birds which Emma and her mom took and used to get matching wrist tattoos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emm…
NASA has a detailed set of written procedures for dealing with a suicidal or psychotic astronaut in space. The astronaut's crewmates should bind his wrists and ankles with duct tape, tie him down with a bungee cord and inject him with tranquilizers if necessary. nbcnews.com/id/17300028/n…
, the beep-beep sound in "Rock the Casbah" at 1:52, is a digital version of the song "Dixie" from Mick Jones' wrist watch, and was intentionally added to the recording. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Kim Mathers told Eminem to not perform the infamous song "Kim" at a concert she was attending. He proceeded to come out on stage with a blonde blow up doll and choke it to "death", she went home and slit her wrists. celebitchy.com/2879/kim_m…
Ashley Madison β€” a dating website for married people who want to cheat on their spouses β€” was sued for $21 million by a former employee who says she damaged her wrists while typing up hundreds of fake profiles of sexy women. news.nationalpost.com/201…
MRI wrist scans are used to confirm the age of teenage soccer players in FIFA youth tournaments ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
If a dead body goes undiscovered long enough for skin-slip to start and there's no one to identify the body, forensics can cut the skin around your wrist, slip the skin off, and wear it like a glove in order to get the fingerprints. forensicoutreach.com/4-te…
Sean Connery, during the filming of the James Bond filmΒ "Never Say Never Again," was taking martial arts lessons and in the process pissed off the instructor who in turn broke Connery's wrist. The instructor? Steven Seagal. imdb.com/title/tt0086006/…
A watch strapped to your ankle will eventually fall behind one strapped to your wrist due to time dilation businessinsider.com/do-as…
Lesbians would wear blue stars on their wrists in the 1950's to identify as lesbians at clubs, and cover the tattoos with watches during the days, and that the movement was revived in the 1970's bluestarpartynyc.com/blue…
Johnny Stompanato showed up with a gun on the set of "Another Time, Another Place", threatening Lana Turner (his then-lover) and co-star Sean Connery. Connery answered by grabbing the gun out of Stompanato's hand and twisting his wrist, causing him to run off the set sheepishly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Lou Reed worked with David Bowie to make the album "Transformer", which proved to be his commercial breakthrough. He followed this lighthearted album with "Berlin" which critics have described as "The most depressing album ever made" and "Music to slit your wrists to" qthemusic.com/articles/co…
The red on the barber shop pole references the time when barbers were called to split the wrists of the sick to perform bloodletting, something they believed cured the sick mentalfloss.com/article/2…
In South Korea you can attend your own funeral as a way of appreciating life. You write your own eulogy and then get into a coffin. A Death Master, dressed entirely in black, covers your eyes, and ties your wrists together. You lie there in the dark for 30 minutes. ibtimes.co.uk/south-korea…
A Swedish man may or may not have attempted to kill himself by staying inside his car smoking and eating snow for around two months but managed to survive and eventually be rescued. "He was so thin by the time he was rescued that his upper arms were only the thickness of Mr Gidlund's wrists." telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
In 2011, a woman was found hung. Although the death was officially ruled a suicide, the woman was gagged and had her ankles and wrists bound. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
After getting lost in the desert a man tried to kill himself by slitting his wrists, he was so dehydrated his blood clotted the wounds. 9 days later he was rescued 186 miles (299km) away and had lost 40lbs (18kg) living off his urine, bats and snakes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
When you give a thumbs up, the divot at the base of your thumb and wrist is called a "snuff box" ( this is actually the medical term) en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
Eminem's wife slit her wrists after attending one of his concerts and hearing a song about her called 'Kim'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
Cats have tiny magnetic particles in their wrists which allow them to detect magnetic fields. This helps them to find their way home, even thousands of KM away, and predict earthquakes by detecting microscopic changes in the geomagnetic net. impactlab.net/2005/12/24/…
, that Golden Age comic book character Spider Queen was the first character to have wrist-mounted web shooters, predating Spider-Man by two decades en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
Roughly 14% of humans do not have a Palmaris longus muscle in their arm. Presence can be checked by touching pinkie to thumb and flexing the wrist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
A body piercer gave himself dermal implants for mounting his iPod Nano to his wrist! webpronews.com/guy-gives-…
Rory McCann (The Hound from Game of Thrones) once fell 70 ft while rock climbing without a rope and broke both of his ankles, an arm, and a wrist, as well as fracturing his skull. He went on to play a man left paraplegic after a climbing accident in one of his earliest roles. herocomplex.latimes.com/t…
Steven Seagal accidentally broke Sean Connery's wrist while filming Never Say Never Again in 1983 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
After wrist fractures in old women, 10% will develop chronic wrist pain. Daily Vitamin C reduces the risk to 2.4% ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
The earliest mention of identification tag's (dog tag's) for soldiers comes in Polyaenus where the Spartans wrote their name on sticks tied to their left wrist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog…
Frank Sinatra twice attempted suicide; once by putting his head in an oven and once by slitting his wrists. His attempts stemmed from his troubled marriage to Ava Gardner. listal.com/list/celebriti…
By measuring your height and the circumference of your wrist, you can determine your body frame size. nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e…
A wrist watch was edited out from famous "Raising a flag over the Reichstag" photo, because the flag raising soldier had at least 2 watches en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
When Doug Engelbert was asked about his most famous invention, the mouse, he recalled, β€œIt just looked like a mouse with a tail, and we all called it that.” The wire β€œtail” originally came out under the user's wrist. computerhistory.org/revol…
A former employer of Ashley madison tried to sue them because she hurt her wrists and forearms typing up 1,000 "fake female profiles" for their site. (ctvnews.ca) ctvnews.ca/canada/lawsuit…
The signals from the Voyager 1 Space probe are 20 Billion times less powerful than an electronic Wrist Watch. voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/miss…
Shaq's poor free throws may have been due to broken wrists articles.latimes.com/1996…
Some hospitals cut the Livestrong bracelets from patients' wrists because they resemble the yellow "Do Not Resuscitate" bands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…
The film The Andromeda Strain (1971) is rated G despite depictions of dead bodies, suicide, a close up shot of someone cutting into a dead mans wrist, a 5 sec shot of a topless dead woman, some nude men from behind, and a reference to pot. imdb.com/title/tt0066769/
[] in India and some Asian countries a celebration of protecting sisters called Raksha Bandhan. Sister ties a thread on brothers wrist as a commitment to protecting her for life. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R…
Everything from the 'knee' downwards on a horse is the equivalent of anything from the wrist downwards on a human. The entire hoof is one fingernail that they walk around on. thehorse.com/articles/221…
, that until 1986, Georgia Tech REQUIRED that you pass a class named Drownproofing in order to graduate. Students had to learn how to stay afloat with their wrists and ankles bound, swim 50 yards underwater, and retrieve diving rings using their teeth. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
There's a tendon visible in your wrist that 14% of the population doesn't have; also it can serve as a replacement for other tendons... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
A geneticist named George Price came up with an equation proving that there is no true altruism. That thought was so depressing that he helped as many people as possible. A lot of them took advantage of him. He ended up slitting his wrists. Only two people showed up to his funeral. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Two little tendons pop out and form a triangle between your wrist and your first thumb joint when look at the back of your hand.Scientist call it the"anatomical snuff box",because people used to have the habit of sniffing powdered tobacco from this fleshy depression m.livescience.com/28170-2…
In January 2015 a Chinese teenager severed his left hand at the wrist with a kitchen knife, in a desperate attempt to cure himself of his internet addiction. odditycentral.com/technol…
Steven Seagal broke Sean Connerys wrist during the training for 007s Never Say Never Again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nev…
There is a muscle in the wrist that is absent in 14 % of people. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
While acting as a martial arts instructor for Sean Connery, Steven Seagal broke one of Connery's wrist's. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The first voice synthesis machine, the Voder, was exhibited in 1939 at the New York World's Fair. It involved 15 keys, a wrist bar, a foot pedal, and about a year's worth of constant practice. Here's a video. youtube.com/watch?v=0rAyr…
Author Philip K. Dick attempted suicide by overdosing on pills, slashing his wrists and sitting in his running car in a closed garage, all at the same time.

"...Dick took 49 tablets prescribed for a heart condition, along with other pills. He slashed his wrist and sat in his car, parked in his garage, so the carbon monoxide would finish him off.

"But he threw up the pills and his car stalled. The blood from his wrist clotted. After a quick stay in the hospital and two weeks in a psychiatric ward, Dick went home."

The vocalist for 90s black metal band, "Mayhem," left a suicide note that read, "Excuse all the blood," before cutting his wrists and shooting himself in the head with shotgun en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
There exist wolverine like frogs that can literally project bony spines from their wrist on demand newscientist.com/article/…
Being large framed IS a thing, and is determined by wrist circumference to height. nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e…
When you spread out your hands, the gap that forms on your wrist in line with your thumb is called "The Anatomical Snuff Box." teachmeanatomy.info/upper…
-Wearing watches inside your wrist comes from army, this way a reflection on a soldier's watch wont give away the troops position by reflecting light. forums.watchuseek.com/f74…
Today I learned: Winston Churchill's mother had a snake tattoo on her right wrist as well as bilateral nipple piercings. olivevintage.net/2014/01/…
Associate Justice James McReynolds (1914-1941) refused to hire Jews, drinkers, blacks, women, smokers, married or engaged men as law clerks. He also thought wrist watches made men look effeminate while red fingernail polish made women look vulgar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Cameron Diaz was originally cast as Sonya Blade in the Mortal Kombat movie but had to quit after she broke her wrist during training and Brandon Lee was set to play Liu Kang but his untimely death meant they had to recast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Doctors invented the vibrator because their wrists were tired from curing women of "hysteria" nytimes.com/books/first/m…
A convicted murderer once escaped prison by stamping a visitor seal to his wrist and walking out the main gate indianexpress.com.leechli…
Georgian revolutionary Kamo upon arrest faked insanity by tearing out his hair, slashing his wrists and eating his own excrement.He didn't break when doctors stuck pins in his nails and burned him with hot irons,kept playing crazy for 3 years until he escaped prison by sawing through window bars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
The Statue of Liberty originally depicted a freed African Women with broken chains at its feet and wrists. America didn't like the idea of a black figure as the statue and remodeled it to resemble Libertas, the Roman Goddess of Freedom. buffalonews.com/editorial…
The elephant does not have 4 knees, what looks like the elephant's front knees are actually its wrists. qi.com/infocloud/knees
Cameron Diaz was originally set to play Sonya Blade in the film adaptation of Mortal Kombat, but she broke her wrist during martial arts training before shooting and was replaced by Bridgette Wilson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
In the 1920's a wrist-worn navigation device was invented that used manually-scrolled maps affixed to wooden dowels: The Plus Fours Routefinder. avaxnews.net/educative/pl…
Shaquille O'Neal fractured both of his wrists while falling out of a tree acting like his childhood superhero Spiderman stumblerz.com/nba-fun-fac…
There are famous atheletes who think wearing a hologram on your wrist band gives you special powers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…

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