The famous photo of the Soviet flag being raised during the Battle of Berlin in 1945 was actually doctored. Photographer Yevgeny Khaldei added smoke to make it seem more dramatic, and also removed one of two watches from a Senior Sergeant's wrist, as it would have implied looting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Left-handers can have poor handwriting posture because they write with a β€œhooked” style when trying to copy how right-handers write, but if they position the paper to their left with the bottom-right edge angled down, then their wrist and arm straightens for neater and more comfortable writing. handedness.org/action/lef…
Today I learned of the Palmaris Longus Muscle, which around 14% of people do not have. To determine its presence or absence, press the 4th finger and thumb together while flexing the wrist. This causes the tendon (if there is one) to protrude visibly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Louis Braille (the inventor of Braille) is buried in his home which now is a museum, but his hands were cut off at the wrists and buried in his childhood hometown jamanetwork.com/journals/…
During James Stockdale's time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, he slit his scalp and bashed his face in with a stool to prevent being paraded around as a propaganda piece, and later slashed his own wrists to show that he would rather die than submit and cooperate with his captors. usna.edu/Ethics/bios/inde…
Today I learned about Vietnamese Dragon-Legged chickens. They're known for their stout feet and legs which can be as wide as a human's wrist. They're a rare breed and a pair of them can sell for $2,500. Also, it's said they are the most delicious breed of chicken. domesticforest.com/dong-t…
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…
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…
Apollo 12 astronauts had pictures of Playboy Bunnies strapped to their wrists as they hopped about on the Moon. history.nasa.gov/alsj/a12…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
The Japanese words for wrist and ankle literally translate into "hand neck" and "foot neck" selftaughtjapanese.com/20…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The Apollo 12 astronauts had playboy pictures on their wrist books businessinsider.com.au/na…
Thomas Jefferson once dislocated his wrist while trying to impress a woman that he fancied monticello.org/site/resea…
A radioactive isotope of hydrogen (tritium) is used to illuminate items such as wrist watches and firearm sights en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
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…
MRI wrist scans are used to confirm the age of teenage soccer players in FIFA youth tournaments ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
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/…
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…
, 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…
A watch strapped to your ankle will eventually fall behind one strapped to your wrist due to time dilation businessinsider.com/do-as…
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…

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