Monthly Archives: May 2017

Labanotation

Labanotation is a notation system for recording and analyzing human movement.

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L.A. Beast

In February 2016, Strahle competed at Wing Bowl 24 where he ate a cactus live on stage. To qualify for the competition, Strahle ate 24 raw eggs in under four minutes.

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Whipping Tom

A publication of 1681 mentions “the Generation of that Whipping Tom, that about Nine years since proved such an Enemy to the Milk-wenches Bums”

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Great Stink

In a letter to a friend, Charles Dickens said: “I can certify that the offensive smells, even in that short whiff, have been of a most head-and-stomach-distending nature”

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Jamais vu

Often described as the opposite of déjà vu, jamais vu involves a sense of eeriness and the observer’s impression of seeing the situation for the first time, despite rationally knowing that he or she has been in the situation before.

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Kentucky Meat Shower

 

The Kentucky meat shower was an incident occurring on March 3, 1876, where what appeared to be flakes of red meat fell from the sky area near the settlement of Rankin in Bath County, Kentucky.

The meat appeared to be beef, but according to the first report in Scientific American, two gentlemen who tasted it judged it to be mutton or venison.

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Emu War

“If we had a military division with the bullet-carrying capacity of these birds it would face any army in the world… They can face machine guns with the invulnerability of tanks. They are like Zulus whom even dum-dum bullets could not stop.”

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Horatii

In the ancient Roman legend of the kingdom era, the Horatii were triplet warriors who lived during the reign of Tullus Hostilius.

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