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A Polish environmental charity put a SIM card in a GPS tracker to follow the migratory pattern of a white stork. They lost track of the stork and later received a phone bill for $2,700; someone in Sudan had taken the SIM from the tracker and made over 20 hours of calls.

A Polish charity is on the hook for 10,000 złoty (£2,010, $2,648) after a tracking device it put on a white stork was stolen in Africa – and its SIM card used to make a ton of expensive phone calls. The nature group Grupa EkoLogiczna attached the GPS device to the back of the bird, …

A Polish environmental charity put a SIM card in a GPS tracker to follow the migratory pattern of a white stork. They lost track of the stork and later received a phone bill for $2,700; someone in Sudan had taken the SIM from the tracker and made over 20 hours of calls. Read More »

Physicist Nikola Tesla once paid an overdue hotel bill with a box containing a working model of his ‘death beam‘, warning employees never to open it because of the danger. They hid the box & when it was discovered years later & opened, found to contain old (harmless) electrial parts.

In the years following the tragedy, Tesla (the son and grandson of Serbian Orthodox priests) began seeing visions of the air around him “filled with tongues of living flame.” As an adolescent Tesla learned to exercise his willpower to control the visions, but in later life he would spend much of his time feeding and, …

Physicist Nikola Tesla once paid an overdue hotel bill with a box containing a working model of his ‘death beam‘, warning employees never to open it because of the danger. They hid the box & when it was discovered years later & opened, found to contain old (harmless) electrial parts. Read More »

Over 1/4th of global hazelnut production is bought by an Italian company to make Nutella.

Nutella, the nutty chocolate spread, is turning 50. He was completely obsessed by it,” says the current boss of the family business, Giovanni Ferrero. “Chocolate was so expensive, it was really high-end, nobody could afford it, at least in Italy,” says Giovanni Ferrero. But it was Pietro’s son, Michele Ferrero, who turned it into Nutella, …

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There is an FAA regulation called the ‘Sterile Cockpit Rule’, requiring flight crews to only discuss topics pertinent to the safety and operation of the flight below 10,000 feet.

The Sterile Cockpit Rule is an informal name for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation stating that all operators certificate holders shall not require, nor may any flight crewmember perform, any duties during a critical phase of flight except those duties required for the safe operation of the aircraft[1]. The FAA imposed the rule in …

There is an FAA regulation called the ‘Sterile Cockpit Rule’, requiring flight crews to only discuss topics pertinent to the safety and operation of the flight below 10,000 feet. Read More »

Cigarette butts are environmentally toxic and the most littered item in the world

A leading tobacco industry academic, a California lawmaker and a worldwide surfing organization are among those arguing cigarette filters should be banned. And they make it easier for people to smoke,” said Thomas Novotny, a professor of public health at San Diego State University. As many as two-thirds of those filters are dumped irresponsibly each …

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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 »

In 1972, Neil Armstrong visited the town of Langholm, Scotland. In which he was read a 400 year old law declaring any Armstrong caught in the town should be hanged

Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in the second group, which was selected in 1962. During this mission with pilot David Scott, he performed the first docking of …

In 1972, Neil Armstrong visited the town of Langholm, Scotland. In which he was read a 400 year old law declaring any Armstrong caught in the town should be hanged Read More »

German airplanes “Stuka” did not make that screaming sound when diving because of their engine , but because they had small fans attached to the front of their landing gear that acted as siren. This will “weaken enemy morale and enhance the intimidation of dive-bombing”

The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, “dive bomber”) was a German dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft. The Ju 87 made its combat debut in 1937 with the Luftwaffe’s Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War and served the Axis forces in World War II. The Stuka’s design included several innovations, including automatic pull-up …

German airplanes “Stuka” did not make that screaming sound when diving because of their engine , but because they had small fans attached to the front of their landing gear that acted as siren. This will “weaken enemy morale and enhance the intimidation of dive-bombing” Read More »