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  1. Endal the service dog. After Endal's owner was knocked out of a wheelchair by a passing car, Endal put him in the recovery position, covered him with a blanket from his wheelchair, retrieved his phone from under the car, and went into a nearby hotel to get help.

  2. A Navajo blanket was appraised on PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow” for $500,000. After seeing the broadcast, a disabled man realized he had a similar blanket which had been sitting in his closet for 7 years. He took it to an auctioneer and its final bid was $1.5 million.

  3. A submarine ran out of fuel about 100 miles from hawaii while searching for a lost tug. Sub R14 had empty reserve tanks, no radio communications and a week's worth of food. Crew rigged up blankets and mattress covers as sails. It sailed back to Hawaii over 5 days.

  4. Sleeping under a weighted blanket can help reduce insomnia and anxiety

  5. The US Army never gave the Native Americans smallpox infested blankets as a tool of genocide. The US did inflict countless atrocities against the natives, but the smallpox blankets story was fabricated by a University of Colorado professor.

  6. Horses can communicate with humans by pointing to symbols. Researchers trained the horses to understand 3 symbols which meant “blanket on,” “blanket off,” and “no change.” After training they were tested in different weather conditions and researchers found the choices matched the weather.

  7. I learned of Grandma Gatewood who hiked the 2,200 mile Appalachian trail at 55 bringing only Converse shoes, an army blanket and a plastic shower curtain after reading about it in a magazine and telling her children she was going for a walk. She hiked it again at 72 and 75.

  8. Dogs will often burrow under blankets in bed because they feel the most safe and comforted there since it’s where their owners sleep.

  9. During the tornado outbreak of 1974, forecasters in Indiana, frustrated because they could not keep up with all of the simultaneous tornado activity, put the entire state under a blanket tornado warning. This was the only time in U.S. history that an entire state was under a tornado warning.

  10. Scientists didn't discover a single male Blanket octopus until 2002 because they were looking at the wrong magnitude. Females can be up to 40,000 times more massive than males; the largest gender size discrepancy in the animal kingdom.

Data charts about Blankets

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Knitted blanket visualizing my son's sleep pattern from birth to his first birthday

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I made a crochet blanket showing the yearly global temperatures as deviations from the 1951-1980 average.

What are some fun facts about blankets?

After the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the yakuza sent hundreds of trucks filled with food, water, blankets, and sanitary accessories to aid the people in the affected areas of the natural disaster.

A Labrador Retriever service dog pulled his disabled owner into the recovery position after he was struck unconscious, then covered him with a blanket, retrieved his mobile phone and pushed it against his face, and only left his owner to fetch help. He could also operate an ATM card.

On September 11 2001, Delta flight 15 had to land near Lewisporte, Newfoundland (pop. 4000). The town took care of 800 passengers for 3 days with homemade food, toiletries and fresh blankets daily. Since then, Flight 15 Fund has raised 1.5 million dollars and has presented 134 scholarships.

Labrador Retriever service dog pulled his disabled owner into the recovery position after he was struck unconscious, then covered him with a blanket. Retrieved his mobile phone and pushed it against his face, and only left his owner to fetch help once he had regained consciousness.

That, after his disabled owner was struck by a car, 'Endal' the service dog pulled his unconscious owner into the recovery position, retrieved his mobile phone from beneath the car, fetched a blanket and covered him, and then ran to a nearby hotel to obtain help

The Yakuza, Japan's largest organized crime syndicate, provided food, water, blankets, diapers, etc. during both the 1995 and 2011 Japanese Earthquakes and at a much faster response time than even the Japanese Government.

Back in 1984, religious fanatics in Iran sent children marching over minefields to clear them. They got plastic keys that would open the gates of heaven for them. Later, they also gave them blankets so corpse parts wouldn't be blown everywhere.

Every pregnant woman in Finland gets delivered a Maternity Box, which includes children's clothes and other necessary items, such as nappies, bedding, cloth, gauze towels, a blanket, crib sheets, and diapers.

The "historical fact" that the American government gave blankets infected with smallpox to Native Americans was made up by a single person.

Sleeping under a weighted blanket can help reduce insomnia, depression and anxiety

The story of the US army giving native Americans blankets laced with smallpox is a lie. - fact check

Submarine R-14, after losing all fuel and communications, reached Hawaii by building a sail out of blankets

Emma Gatewood, who in 1955 at the age of 67, told her children (now adults) that she was going for a walk, and became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. She wore Keds sneakers and only carried an army blanket, a raincoat and a plastic shower curtain in a homemade denim bag.

About the blanket octopus that has the most extreme form of sexual dimorphism in the animal kingdom. Females can be up to 6 feet and males are only a few centimeters.

The Striped Blanket Seemingly Every Newborn is pictured in is from an Illinois company. 1.5 million are sold each year

A man was given an old blanket by his grandmother. He kept it on the back of a chair for years only to find out it is a First Phase Navajo Chief blanket worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

There was a service dog named Endal, who, in 2001, rescued his unconscious owner by putting him in the recovery position, covering him with a blanket, retrieving his mobile phone, and running to a nearby hotel to obtain help after his wheelchair was clipped by a vehicle.

The blanket octopus is known to rip off the venomous tentacles of the Portuguese man o' war to use them as weapons

The “calm before the storm” is a real phenomenon that occurs when warm, dry air descends from altitude over the storm front, which blankets and stabilizes the surrounding region.

It took a judge's ruling to settle an argument whether Snuggies are blankets or clothes (Because blankets and clothes are taxed differently)

Dead passengers on British Airways flights are disguised using sunglasses, a vodka tonic and a blanket - fact check

Blanket octopuses are immune to the sting of Portuguese man-o-wars and are known to collect their stinging tentacles and use them as weapons

A killer fog blanketed London in 1952 and left as many as 12,000 people dead. It led to Parliament passing the first Clean Air Act in 1956.

We need to use a blanket at night to keep warm, as our bodies no longer thermoregulate.

Blanket octopi have evolved an immunity to the poison of the man o' war and rips off its tentacles to use as whips

Blankets infographics

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Temperature Blanket that I knit for my son. He lived in India as an exchange student for almost 11 months and each stripe in the blanket represents the low temperature of 1 day. Is

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Heart rate during a mild shroom trip. The spike is when we moved from our blanket fort to the great outdoors.