10 choses que je ne savais pas la semaine dernière #292

nuclear-disarmament-semaphor

1.Le symbole de peace & love est un sémaphore signifiant Nuclear Disarmament. Merci Victor

2. Niort est le berceau français des assurances mutualistes car l’histoire de la région aurait hébergé de nombreuses catastrophes naturelles, développant le sens de la solidarité.

3. Si on vous transfuse du sang provenant d’un autre groupe sanguin, vous allez avoir un sentiment de mort imminente.

4. Durant un épisode drogué de sa vie, Steven Tyler, chanteur d’Aerosmith commença à bosser sur l’écriture d’une reprise d’une chanson qu’il avait lui-même composé quelques années plus tôt.

5. L’histoire trouble des sea monkeys. Merci Simon

6. Il existe des dizaines de métaphores quasi-universelles sans que personne ne sache d’où elles viennent : taper sur les nerds, vivre dans une tour d’ivoire, verser des larmes de crocodile…

7. Comment un igloo garde la chaleur.

8. Le gyotaku est un art japonais – ancêtre du Polaroid – reproduisant des empreintes de poissons sur différents supports tels que du papier ou du tissu. Merci Xavier

9. L’histoire tragique de Cateau la Borgnesse.

10. Ce film La Samaritaine tourné par Jean-Luc Godard.

10 things I didn’t know last week #197

1. Dark pools

300 SL Gullwind

2.Mercedes-Benz 300 SL doors were not designed by choice:

Mercedes couldn’t cut into the frame to fit conventional doors without sacrificing stability, so it hinged the doors to swing up instead of out.

dashboard

3. Most of the car’s dashboard displays an icon informing drivers which side is the gas tank. Thanks Chloé

4. Harry Potter’s Ron Weasley first ambition was to become an ice-cream man. So did he.

5. The spiral of silence: the tendency of people not to speak up about policy issues in public when they believe their own point of view is not widely shared.

6. The last three things shot by Fellini were ads. 

7. Rolls-Royce offers personalized marquetry, from a tree on your estate if you’re up to.

8. World’s Biggest Liar is an annual competition for telling lies. Competitors from around the world have five minutes to tell the biggest and most convincing lie they can.

9. Kaiju are Japanese monster movies. Thanks Arthur

10. Early brand content: mystery hikes

In 1932 five mystery hikes around Sydney were organised by the railways, with the department store F.J. Palmer and Sons as the commercial sponsor. Hikers purchased a two-shilling train ticket and joined a train from Central Station to a mystery destination.