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The likely record for fastest manmade object is a manhole cover launched by a nuclear bomb. A high-speed camera recording the lid only caught one frame of it moving meaning it was traveling over 125,000 miles per hour

The fastest object ever launched was a manhole cover — here’s the story from the guy who shot it into space Two angles facing left, which often indicate, “return to the beginning.” Two angles facing right, which often indicate, “advance to the end.” When I first heard this story, I didn’t believe it. How could …

The likely record for fastest manmade object is a manhole cover launched by a nuclear bomb. A high-speed camera recording the lid only caught one frame of it moving meaning it was traveling over 125,000 miles per hour Read More »

Isaac Hayes (voice of Chef) didn’t quit South Park willingly. In 2006, he had a stroke and lost the ability to speak and someone involved in Scientology quit on his behalf.

Holy Shit, ‘South Park’ Is 20! Trey Parker, Matt Stone on Censors, Tom Cruise and Scientology’s Role in Isaac Hayes Quitting Insiders from Natasha Henstridge to Norman Lear dish on the controversial Comedy Central show, including the heavily censored Muhammad episodes, their acid trip at the Oscars and how to get an R rating (hint: …

Isaac Hayes (voice of Chef) didn’t quit South Park willingly. In 2006, he had a stroke and lost the ability to speak and someone involved in Scientology quit on his behalf. Read More »

The crew of ‘Return of the Jedi’ mocked the character design of Admiral Ackbar, deeming it too ugly. Director Richard Marquand refused to alter it, saying, “I think it’s good to tell kids that good people aren’t necessarily good looking people and that bad people aren’t necessarily ugly people.”

Admiral Ackbar Fleet Admiral Gial Ackbar is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. A member of the amphibious Mon Calamari species, Ackbar is the foremost military commander of the Rebel Alliance, leading a small underequipped navy. Ackbar’s tactical flexibility and military intelligence aid the Alliance’s major combat operations against the Galactic Empire. Ackbar …

The crew of ‘Return of the Jedi’ mocked the character design of Admiral Ackbar, deeming it too ugly. Director Richard Marquand refused to alter it, saying, “I think it’s good to tell kids that good people aren’t necessarily good looking people and that bad people aren’t necessarily ugly people.” Read More »

The webcam was invented just because 3 people wanted to keep a check on coffee level without walking to their breakroom.

Design Of Everyday Things #12 Brilliance of Everyday Objects Problem: Coffee less trips to break room Solution: Let’s keep a track of the coffee levels from where we are sitting The year was 1991, and the computer science faculty at Cambridge University was tired of walking all the way to the breakroom only to find …

The webcam was invented just because 3 people wanted to keep a check on coffee level without walking to their breakroom. Read More »

Japanese vending machines are operated to dispense drinking water free of charge when the water supply gets cut off during a disaster.

3 Things You Might Not Know Japanese Vending Machines Can Do! Everywhere you look in Japan, no doubt it’s hard to miss the widespread varieties of vending machines or 自動販売機/自販機 (Jidouhanbaiki/ Jihanki) in the country. From the most common products like warm and cold drinks to the most unusual selection of fruits, clothing and even …

Japanese vending machines are operated to dispense drinking water free of charge when the water supply gets cut off during a disaster. Read More »

A 74 year old Japanese man, dressed as a ninja and possessing great physical ability, carried out 254 break-ins worth $260,000 before he was caught by police

Japanese Police Finally Arrest 74-Year Old Ninja Thief A rash of of thievery in Osaka has come to an end as Japanese police have finally apprehended a prolific criminal, one who disguised himself as a ninja to carry out his mischief. According to Sankei Shinbun, a 74-year-old man who came to be known as the …

A 74 year old Japanese man, dressed as a ninja and possessing great physical ability, carried out 254 break-ins worth $260,000 before he was caught by police Read More »

An elderly man gained the trust of a Belgian bank by bringing the workers chocolates. He was eventually given VIP access to the bank vault. In 2007, he stole $28 million worth of diamonds and vanished.

How Diamond Thieves Work Prev NEXT Real-world heists are surprisingly like the heists we see in the movies. And they’re not nearly as rare as you might think. The largest diamond heist ever went down in Antwerp, Belgium — one of the world’s diamond capitals. The Antwerp Diamond Center building houses 160 vaults in which …

An elderly man gained the trust of a Belgian bank by bringing the workers chocolates. He was eventually given VIP access to the bank vault. In 2007, he stole $28 million worth of diamonds and vanished. Read More »

Months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Fred Rodgers and Francois Clemmons worked together to show the word how to integrate swimming pools by soaking their feet in the pool together.

From the beginning, Rogers specifically challenged the nation’s understanding of race through his friendship—both on and off-screen—with Francois Clemmons, the Neighborhood police officer who just happened to be an African-American. Soon after hearing him, Rogers invited Clemmons to appear in the Neighborhood—as a police officer. But Rogers prevailed and Clemmons joined MRN in August 1968, …

Months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Fred Rodgers and Francois Clemmons worked together to show the word how to integrate swimming pools by soaking their feet in the pool together. Read More »

Della Porta (1563) invented a method of writing secret messages inside eggs. Ink transferred from the shell to the boiled egg inside. The message could only be revealed when cracked and peeled

“Della Porta” redirects here. For the architect, see Giacomo della Porta. Giambattista della Porta (Italian pronunciation: [dʒambatˈtista ˌdelːa ˈpɔrta]) (1535?[2] – 4 February 1615), also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta, was an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation. Giambattista della Porta spent …

Della Porta (1563) invented a method of writing secret messages inside eggs. Ink transferred from the shell to the boiled egg inside. The message could only be revealed when cracked and peeled Read More »