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First example of a remote control was developed in 1898 by Nikola Tesla - #staycurious

First example of a remote control was developed in 1898 by Nikola Tesla - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
The earliest example of remote control by radio waves was developed in 1898 by Nikola Tesla and described in his patent, U.S. Patent 613,809, named Method of an Apparatus for Controlling Mechanism of Moving Vehicle or Vehicles. In 1898, he demonstrated a radio-controlled boat to the public... http://goo.gl/PgiaY7
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Raymond "Ray" Robinson was known as "The Green Man" or "Charlie No-Face" - #staycurious

Raymond "Ray" Robinson was known as "The Green Man" or "Charlie No-Face" - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
Raymond “Ray” Robinson (October 29, 1910 – June 11, 1985) was a severely disfigured man whose years of nighttime walks made him into a figure of urban legend in western Pennsylvania. Robinson was so badly injured in a childhood electrical accident that he could not go out in public w... http://Curionic.com/raymond-ray-robinson-was-known-as-the-green-man-or-charlie-no-face/
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Norton I, Emperor of the United States - #staycurious

Norton I, Emperor of the United States - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
By 1859, Norton had become completely disgruntled with what he considered the inadequacies of the legal and political structures of the United States. On September 17, 1859, he took matters into his own hands and distributed letters to the various newspapers in the city, proclaiming himself... http://Curionic.com/norton-i-emperor-of-the-united-states/
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Traumatic Insemination is when a animal pierces the female abdomen for reproduction  - #staycurious

Traumatic Insemination is when a animal pierces the female abdomen for reproduction  - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
Traumatic insemination, also known as hypodermic insemination, is the mating practice in some species of invertebrates in which the male pierces the female’s abdomen with his penis and injects his sperm through the wound into her abdominal cavity (hemocoel).[1] The sperm diffuse through... http://Curionic.com/traumatic-insemination-is-when-a-animal-pierces-the-female-abdomen-for-reproduction/
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James Joseph Dresnok is a American defector to North Korea - #staycurious

James Joseph Dresnok is a American defector to North Korea - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
James Joseph Dresnok (born 1941) is an American defector to North Korea, one of six American soldiers to defect after the Korean War. After defecting, Dresnok worked as an actor and an English teacher in Pyongyang. He was featured on the CBS magazine program 60 Minutes on the 28th January 2007,... http://Curionic.com/james-joseph-dresnok-is-a-american-defector-to-north-korea/
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"Old Man of the Lake" is a 30 ft tree stump bobbing vertically in Oregons Crater Lake for over 120 years - #staycurious

"Old Man of the Lake" is a 30 ft tree stump bobbing vertically in Oregons Crater Lake for over 120 years - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
The Old Man of the Lake is a 30-foot (9 m) tall tree stump, most likely a hemlock, that has been bobbing vertically in Oregon’s Crater Lake since at least 1896. At the waterline, the stump is about 2 feet (60 cm) in diameter and stands approximately 4 feet (120 cm) above the water. Its... http://Curionic.com/old-man-of-the-lake-is-a-30-ft-tree-stump-bobbing-vertically-in-oregons-crater-lake-for-over-120-years/
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"Alexamenos Graffito" is the earliest known pictorial representation of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ - #staycurious

"Alexamenos Graffito" is the earliest known pictorial representation of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
The Alexamenos graffito (also known as the graffito blasfemo)[1]:393 is an inscription carved in plaster on a wall near the Palatine Hill in Rome, now in the Palatine Antiquarium Museum. It may be the earliest surviving image of Jesus and is alleged to be among the earliest known pictorial... http://Curionic.com/alexamenos-graffito-is-the-earliest-known-pictorial-representation-of-the-crucifixion-of-jesus-christ/
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"Etaoin Shrdlu" is a typo that was often made in "hot type" publishing - #staycurious

"Etaoin Shrdlu" is a typo that was often made in "hot type" publishing - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
Etaoin shrdlu (/ˈɛtiˌɔɪnˈʃɜrdluː/)[1] is a nonsense phrase that sometimes appeared in print in the days of “hot type” publishing because of a custom of type-casting machine operators. It appeared often enough to become part of newspaper lore. It is the approximate order of frequency o... http://Curionic.com/etaoin-shrdlu-is-a-typo-that-was-often-made-in-hot-type-publishing/
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The 1966 Palomares B-52 crash or Palomares incident where 4 hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped - #staycurious

The 1966 Palomares B-52 crash or Palomares incident where 4 hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
The 1966 Palomares B-52 crash or Palomares incident occurred on 17 January 1966, when a B-52G bomber of the United States Air Force’s Strategic Air Command collided with a KC-135 tanker during mid-air refuelling at 31,000 feet (9,450 m) over the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Spain.... http://Curionic.com/the-1966-palomares-b-52-crash-or-palomares-incident-where-4-hydrogen-bombs-were-accidentally-dropped/
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"Mojave Phone Booth" was a lone phone booth miles away from anything - #staycurious

"Mojave Phone Booth" was a lone phone booth miles away from anything - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
The Mojave phone booth was a lone telephone booth in what is now the Mojave National Preserve in California, which attracted online attention in 1997 for its unusual location. Installed in the 1960s, the booth was eight miles (13 km) from the nearest paved road, fifteen miles (24 km) from the... http://Curionic.com/mojave-phone-booth-was-a-lone-phone-booth-miles-away-from-anything/
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"War Plan Blue" is a war plan used in a time of peace - #staycurious

"War Plan Blue" is a war plan used in a time of peace - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
War Plan Blue[24]Covered defensive plans and preparations that the United States should take in times of peace. During the 1920s and 1930s, the United States military Joint Army and Navy Board developed a number of color-coded war plans to outline potential U.S. strategies for a variety of... http://Curionic.com/war-plan-blue-is-a-war-plan-used-in-a-time-of-peace/
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A "Porlock" is a literary allusion to unwanted intruders who disrupt inspired creativity - #staycurious

A "Porlock" is a literary allusion to unwanted intruders who disrupt inspired creativity - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
The Person from Porlock was an unwelcome visitor to Samuel Taylor Coleridge during his composition of the poem Kubla Khan in 1797. Coleridge claimed to have perceived the entire course of the poem in a dream (possibly an opium-induced haze), but was interrupted by this visitor from Porlock while... http://Curionic.com/a-porlock-is-a-literary-allusion-to-unwanted-intruders-who-disrupt-inspired-creativity/
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Live chickens were proposed to be used to insulate underground objects in winter with their body heat - #staycurious

Live chickens were proposed to be used to insulate underground objects in winter with their body heat - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
One technical problem was that during winter buried objects can get very cold, and it was possible the mine’s electronics would get too cold to work after some days underground. Various methods to get around this were studied, such as wrapping the bombs in insulating blankets. One... http://Curionic.com/live-chickens-were-proposed-to-be-used-to-insulate-underground-objects-in-winter-with-their-body-heat/
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K Foundation Burn a Million Quid was an action on 23 August 1994 in which the K Foundation literally burned cash - #staycurious

K Foundation Burn a Million Quid was an action on 23 August 1994 in which the K Foundation literally burned cash - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
K Foundation Burn a Million Quid was an action on 23 August 1994 in which the K Foundation (an art duo consisting of Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty) burned cash in the amount of one million pounds sterling in a disused boathouse on the Ardfin Estate on the Scottish island of Jura.[1] The money... http://Curionic.com/k-foundation-burn-a-million-quid-was-an-action-on-23-august-1994-in-which-the-k-foundation-literally-burned-cash/
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Larry Richard Walters , the " Lawn Chair Pilot" - #staycurious

Larry Richard Walters , the " Lawn Chair Pilot" - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
Lawrence Richard Walters, nicknamed “Lawnchair Larry” or the “Lawn Chair Pilot”, (April 19, 1949 – October 6, 1993) was an American truck driver[1] who took flight on July 2, 1982, in a homemade airship. Dubbed Inspiration I, the “flying machine” consisted of a... http://Curionic.com/larry-richard-walters-the-lawn-chair-pilot/
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Issei Sagawa is a modern day celebrity cannibal - #staycurious

Issei Sagawa is a modern day celebrity cannibal - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
Issei Sagawa (佐川 一政 Sagawa Issei?, born April 26, 1949)[1] is a Japanese man who in 1981, while in Paris, murdered and cannibalized a tall Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt. After his release, he became a minor celebrity in Japan and made a living through the public’s interest in his crime.... http://Curionic.com/issei-sagawa-is-a-modern-day-celebrity-cannibal/
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Ivy League Nude Posture Photos were taken of all incoming Freshmen from the 1940s-1970s - #staycurious

Ivy League Nude Posture Photos were taken of all incoming Freshmen from the 1940s-1970s - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
The Ivy League nude posture photos were taken in the 1940s through the 1970s of all incoming freshmen at certain Ivy League and Seven Sisters colleges (as well as Swarthmore), ostensibly to gauge the rate and severity of rickets, scoliosis, and lordosis in the population.[1][2] Harvard... http://Curionic.com/ivy-league-nude-posture-photos-were-taken-of-all-incoming-freshmen-from-the-1940s-1970s/
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Edward James "Jim" Corbett was a legendary "man-eater" killer in British India - #staycurious

Edward James "Jim" Corbett was a legendary "man-eater" killer in British India - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
Edward James “Jim” Corbett (25 July 1875 – 19 April 1955) was a legendary Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, author and naturalist, famous for hunting a large number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India. Corbett held the rank of colonel in the British Indian A... http://Curionic.com/edward-james-jim-corbett-was-a-legendary-man-eater-killer-in-british-india/
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Curionic.com is now part of Patreon! Check out how to contribute... - #staycurious

Curionic.com is now part of Patreon! Check out how to contribute... - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
So Curionic.com is now a proud member of the Patreon community!  Patreon is a easy way for creators (like me) to get donations from readers/fans of their work. If you have it just $1 a months would help out greatly with running this site!  Please take a moment and... http://Curionic.com/curionic-com-is-now-part-of-patreon-check-out-how-to-contribute/
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Michael Fagan broke into Buckingham Palace and went to the Queens bedroom (1982) - #staycurious

Michael Fagan broke into Buckingham Palace and went to the Queens bedroom (1982) - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
Michael Fagan (born 8 August 1948) is a Buckingham Palace intruder who broke into the Palace and entered Queen Elizabeth II’s bedroom in 1982.[1] The incident was one of the 20th-century’s worst royal security breaches.[2] @Curionic #staycurious Source http://Curionic.com/michael-fagan-broke-into-buckingham-palace-and-went-to-the-queens-bedroom-1982/
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A fairy chess piece or unorthodox chess piece is a chess piece not used in conventional chess but incorporated into certain chess variants and some chess problems - #staycurious

A fairy chess piece or unorthodox chess piece is a chess piece not used in conventional chess but incorporated into certain chess variants and some chess problems - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
A fairy chess piece or unorthodox chess piece is a chess piece not used in conventional chess but incorporated into certain chess variants and some chess problems. Fairy pieces vary in the way they move. Because of the distributed and uncoordinated nature of unorthodox chess development, the... http://Curionic.com/a-fairy-chess-piece-or-unorthodox-chess-piece-is-a-chess-piece-not-used-in-conventional-chess-but-incorporated-into-certain-chess-variants-and-some-chess-problems/
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Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov is credited for stopping a retaliatory nuclear attack between the U.S. And Soviet Russia - #staycurious

Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov is credited for stopping a retaliatory nuclear attack between the U.S. And Soviet Russia - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov (Russian: Станисла́в Евгра́фович Петро́в; born 1939 in Odessa, Ukraine[1]) is a retired lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces. On September 26, 1983, just three weeks after the Soviet military had shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, Petrov was the du... http://Curionic.com/stanislav-yevgrafovich-petrov-is-credited-for-stopping-a-retaliatory-nuclear-attack-between-the-u-s-and-soviet-russia/
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The "Delaware Wedge" is a small tract of land created by shortcomings in surveying techniques - #staycurious

The "Delaware Wedge" is a small tract of land created by shortcomings in surveying techniques - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
The Wedge (or Delaware Wedge) is a small tract of land along the borders of Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Ownership of the land was disputed until 1921; it is now recognized as part of Delaware.[1] The tract was created primarily by the shortcomings of contemporary surveying techniques.... http://Curionic.com/next-article/
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An eternal flame is a flame, lamp or torch that burns continuously for an indefinite period - #staycurious

An eternal flame is a flame, lamp or torch that burns continuously for an indefinite period - #staycurious | facts | Scoop.it
An eternal flame is a flame, lamp or torch that burns continuously for an indefinite period. Most eternal flames are ignited and tended intentionally, but some are natural phenomena caused by natural gas leaks, peat fires and coal seam fires, all of which can be initially ignited by lightning,... http://Curionic.com/an-eternal-flame-is-a-flame-lamp-or-torch-that-burns-continuously-for-an-indefinite-period/
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