The developers of the racing simulator game Assetto Corsa were attempting to find the source of what they believed to be a bug with the in-game traction control. In reality, the “bug” was the simulation accurately recreating a real world physics problem they were unaware of.
The Canadian Medical Association voted in support of a ban of Mixed Martial Arts in Canada. They argued from a physician responsibility standpoint they could not overlook activities which cause injury and trauma to Canadians. They had previously come out against Boxing for similar reasons.
Firefighters use wetting agents to make water wetter. The chemicals reduce the surface tension of plain water so it’s easier to spread and soak into objects, which is why it’s known as “wet water.”
In the early 1940s a Mexican scientist named Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena created a color television system some considered better than any American system at the time. His work made it possible in the 1970s for NASA to transmit color photos of Jupiter from the Voyager satellite.
Eliminating tipping has no impact on service or food quality. But, customers reported lower satisfaction when tipping was eliminated – even when it resulted in the meal costing less – because they felt their power over the server was gone.
The origins of the cowboy tradition come from Spain, beginning with the hacienda system of medieval Spain. This style of cattle ranching spread throughout much of the Iberian peninsula, and later was imported to the Americas.
“Sputnikfest” is an annual celebration held in the city of Manitowoc, WI where people dress up as aliens and science fiction characters to commemorate a 20lb piece of a Russian satellite crashing down in the city back in 1962.
The Breidings Home in KY was set on fire due to a kitchen accident, the whole family escaped but to their surprise the infant daughter was missing. As they panicked they were relieved to see their dog pulling the infant out to safety by her diapers.
The original proposal for the plot of the movie Anchorman was about news anchors trying to escape a mountaintop plane crash, while being stalked and killed by orangutans wielding ninja stars.
Quentin Tarantino dug up and used actual KHJ radio broadcasts from 1968 and 69, along with commercials, for the soundtrack to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He sifted through 17 hours of airchecks to find the tracks he wanted to put in the film.