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  1. Despite being used to make balloons float and our voices squak, helium is a rare element (on Earth) which is only getting rarer due to the fact it floats out of our atmosphere. This is problematic, as it has useful scientific applications, and is currently essential in MRI technology.

  2. One of the most sought-after jobs in Venice is that of gondolier. There are only 425 licenses issued, and applicants must be Venetian by birth. Apprenticeships involve over 400 hours of training, and when a gondolier dies the license passes to the beneficiary, who then decides the replacement.

  3. The bluest blue (to date) was accidentally discovered when a researcher received a grant to explore novel materials for electronics applications and tried to heat together oxides of manganese, yttrium, and indium at two thousand degrees Fahrenheit

  4. Nancy Holten, a Dutch vegan and animal rights activist, applied for a Swiss passport but her application was rejected because the locals found her too annoying. Holten had campaigned against the use of cowbells in the village and her actions annoyed the locals.

  5. McDonald's was suppose to revamp the Golden Arches in 1960 but a psychologist argued to keep it because it resembled breasts, giving Freudian applications to the subconscious mind of the consumer.

  6. Microsoft Solitaire was developed by a summer intern named Wes Cherry. He received no royalties for his work despite it being among the most used Windows applications of all time.

  7. A blind recruitment trial which was supposed to boost gender equality was paused when it turned out that removing gender from applications led to more males being hired than when gender was stated.

  8. A Canadian inventor tried to create a “supergun” which could fire satellites into orbit from a 512 foot-long barrel embedded inside a hill. When Western funding failed, he turned to military application of his ideas for Saddam Hussein, but then he was assassinated in Brussels.

  9. All steel produced after 1945 is contaminated with background radiation because of the use of nuclear weapons. Such steel is unusable for many scientific and medical applications and steel made before 1945, often taken from sunken battleships, must be used instead.

  10. Mary Fields, aka "Stagecoach Mary," a 6 ft, 200 lb former slave who, at age 60, was hired by the U.S. Postal Service as she was the fastest applicant to hitch a team of horses. She never missed a day of work, and when the snow was too deep for her horses, she carried the mail on her back.

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Years ago I wrote a Java application which "draws" DNA sequences. Here is a compilation of some common viruses put next to each other

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The number of job applications it took to become a Viz Practitioner

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Burger King had a promotion where if you unfriended 10 people on Facebook, you will get a free Whopper. The application also alerted the friends they have been unfriended for a Whooper.

Once your GPS unit realizes it is traveling faster than 1200mph (1900kmph) at an altitude higher than 60,000ft (18,000m), it will automatically shut itself down in fear that it is being used in an intercontinental ballistic missile-like application.

Spain, Belgium and France have some of the highest Organ Donation rates but not because they voluntarily choose to. It is because the gov has changed the option on the license application where you have to check Opt-out to not be considered a donor. The default setting is that you are a donor.

PornHub.com offers a $25,000 scholarship to the qualified applicant who can best answer the question, "How do you strive to make others happy?"

After instituting blind auditions, taking careful measures to avoid knowing anything about the applicants other than their musical ability, the top five orchestras in the US tripled the number of female musicians they hired.

Neil Armstrong missed the application deadline for the Apollo Program by a week, but a friend slipped his application into the pile.

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin still uses WordStar 4.0, a word processor application that was released in the mid-80s and runs on DOS to write all his novels.

In 2006, the BBC accidentally filmed a live TV interview with a job applicant due to a waiting room mix-up.

The tiny garish Crucifix Toad secretes a glue to catch insect prey that has been found to be the strongest non-toxic adhesive known, works irrespective of temperature or moisture while remaining flexible and porous, and has exciting new applications in medicine, as it is 'highly biocompatible'.

In Vietnam, marriage applicants must acquire a Certificate of Good Mental Health from a doctor, proving that they are "mentally sound for marriage", before being allowed to marry.

In 2009, a researcher received a grant to explore novel materials for applications in electronics. When he tried heating the oxides of manganese, yttrium and indium at 2,000 °F, he inadvertently found the bluest blue pigment to date.

Gretchen Molannen, who suffered from Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder for 16 years before committing suicide at age 39; when she applied for disability, her application was rejected.

Researchers in Tokyo have developed a mirror that tweaks the viewer's reflection in real-time to make it look like they're smiling. The projected application for this tech is for use in shopping mall bathrooms, in hopes that happier shoppers will buy more.

Neil Armstrong's astronaut application arrived a week past the deadline. A friend slipped the tardy form in with the others.

Once, according to a Yale study, applications with randomized male and female names were presented to scientists for students applying for a lab manager position. Although the applications were 100% identical the "female" applicants were rated significantly lower in competence & hireability

A Russian man changed the fine print on his credit card application to 0% APR and no fees, and got his bank to sign it.

California administers what is widely considered the nation's most difficult bar examination twice each year. Unsuccessful applicants have even sued the State Bar—unsuccessfully—on the grounds that the exam is unnecessarily difficult.

Wilhelm Röntgen who discovered x-rays refused to patent his discovery as he 'wanted mankind as a whole to benefit from practical applications of the same'

Scientists created a Transparent aluminium-like material as shown in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. It is a hard, glass-like magnesium aluminate that has visible and IR transmission. Military applications include lightweight bullet proof glass, armor and lasers.

Researchers reported duplicating the glue that the sandcastle worms secrete and use to stick sand grains together underwater. They believe the glue to have applications as a biocompatible medical adhesive, for instance to repair shattered bones. For bone repair, it can replace pins and screws

Disney while making Coco tried to trademark the phrase "Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)", a Mexican holiday for a centuries old sacred tradition. A trademark that also included applications pertaining to toys, cereals and jewelry.

Jewish applicants to the math department of Moscow State University were given select problems. These were designed to prevent them and other "undesirables" from getting a passing grade

Police can refuse to interview job applicants if they score too high on an intelligence test

The US Army Counterintelligence Office does not accept applicants with a history of employment in the Peace Corp, in order to foster trust between communities and the peace corp

When gender references were removed from CVs even less women were chosen (2.9% less) than if the employer saw the genders of applicants.

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Electrical Engineer - new grad job applications

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University Applications broken down by Sex, Subject Area and Year