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NASA and Their Real Life Space DJ’s


Nobody is really quite sure how the tradition of waking up NASA astronauts with pieces of music got started; NASA itself only notes that “Wake-up calls are a long-standing NASA tradition.” However, archivist and historian Colin Fries, who has painstakingly tracked down every example of a song or clip played by NASA in such a scenario going all the way back to 1965, is fairly confident that the earliest example of such a wake-up call occurred during the 1965 Gemini 6 mission on December 16th, likely as a joke.

Where “Gypsies” Originally Come From, Hoover’s Expensive Mistake, Why there’s an Area of New York Called the Bronx and More…

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at where “Gypsies” originally come from, the many million dollar promotional mistake the Hoover Company made that essentially sunk the brand in the UK, why an area of New York is called the Bronx and much more.

Can the Flu Vaccine Give You the Flu?


Andrew C. asks: Is it possible to get the flu from getting a flu shot? Vaccines, in general, have been a massive boon to humanity.

The Dark and Twisted Original Story of Pinocchio


You probably already knew that Disney has a habit of taking dark, twisted children’s fairy tales and turning them into sickeningly sweet happily-ever-afters.

A Real Life Ghost Story


The following is an article from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Are you scared of the dark? Do you sleep with the light on?

Jack Daniel’s Abnormally Nice Team of Lawyers, Why Do Diet Coke Cans Float When Coke Cans Don’t, Why is Cheddar Orange and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at the group of surprisingly nice Jack Daniel’s attorneys, a violinist and the Devil, Why Diet Coke cans float when regular coke does not, the time a band made a lot of money with a silent album and much more.

Who Is “Little Debbie”?


Michael C. asks: Was there ever a real Little Debbie or is she a fake mascot like so many other brand people?

The Remarkable BassReeves, The Surprisingly Interesting Story Behind the Filet-O-Fish Sandwich, The Truth About the Origin of the Name of the Baby Ruth Candy Bar and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at the interesting stories of Bass Reeves, the Filet-O-Fish Sandwich, the invention of different types of silverware and much more, including the time we reached 100,000 subscribers.

Avenging His Dog: The Story of Famed Congressman “Good Time Charlie” Wilson’s First Foray Into Politics


As well-known for leading a flamboyant, playboy lifestyle as being the mastermind responsible for funneling $5 billion dollars (about $12 billion today) to Afghan rebels (when they were on our side) in their fight against the Soviet Union, Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson was a larger than life character who serves as a stark reminder of how different the political landscape was before social media and the 24 hour news cycle.

Germany’s Little Green Mann


The following is an article from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader When East Germany passed into history in 1990, the newly reunited Germany happily set about removing every last vestige of the old Soviet-dominated police state.

Why Coffee Makes You Poop


Mark C. asks: Why does drinking coffee almost always make me have to poop? As any barista beginning their 5am shift will tell you, a morning cup of coffee is essential for a chipper attitude and a healthy psyche!

Weekly Wrap 141


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Why Fish Often Float Upside Down When They Die


Few things in childhood are more traumatising than waking up one morning to find your beloved pet fish, Michael Scofield, floating upside down in his tank (true story); his tiny fishy light cruelly extinguished before his time.

Did the Battle of Gettysburg Really Begin as a Search for Shoes?


Romi asks: They said on a documentary on Netflix I watched that the battle of Gettysburgh started as a fight over shoes.

Toilet Seat Liners: Effective Safeguard or Useless Waste?


Geoff G. asks: Can toilet seat covers they have in public restrooms stop you from getting an STD from toilet seats someone who had one sat on?

Why Does Hypothermia Help People Survive in Some Situations?


Derek H. asks: Why does extreme lowering of body temperature sometimes help people survive when they’re otherwise dead for extended periods?

The Russian Tank So Hard to Destroy One Tactic Used was Simply to Run Over Anti-Tank Guns With It


The KV-1 and KV-2 are recognised as being amongst the most heavily armoured tanks deployed during WW2.

A Saab Story


The following is an article from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Auto companies are a lot like automobiles.

Why Does Hair Only Grow to a Certain Length, The Origin of the Male and Female Symbols, How January 1st Became the New Year in Many Parts of the World and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at the way hair grows, the origin of the Male and Female symbols, plus, why January 1st is the New Year in many parts of the world, whether NASA really spent millions developing a pen and much more.

Weekly Wrap Volume 140


This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here.


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