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  1. "Inemuri", in Japan the practice of napping in public, may occur in work, meetings or classes. Sleeping at work is considered a sign of dedication to the job, such that one has stayed up late doing work or worked to the point of complete exhaustion, and may therefore be excusable.

  2. Most of the smoke billowing up from a space shuttle launch is not exhaust. It is water vapor from the pool of water under the shuttle designed to absorb the acoustic shock waves that could otherwise tear the shuttle apart.

  3. The American flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission was inserted only seven inches deep and was placed about 27 feet from the Eagle landing craft. As a result, it was blown over by the blast of the rocket exhaust during the takeoff back to Earth.

  4. Early humans hunted animals by chasing them to exhaustion. "Persistence hunting" takes advantage of humans' two legs and ability to sweat, which makes us stronger distance runners than prey.

  5. Since 2011, NOAA has required the use of thinner, weaker hooks, in the Gulf of Mexico, that straighten to release large bluefin tuna before they die of exhaustion on the line, which resulted in 75% less dead, discarded fish in the Gulf.

  6. Joanne Barnaby was being stalked by a wolf in the forest when she came across a bear that was separated from her cub. Exhausted, she decided to stand between the bear and her cub in the hopes that the bear would find the wolf threatening. It did, attacking the wolf while she escaped.

  7. In 1977, Aerosmith's flight crew inspected a Convair CV-240 for possible use and rejected it because they felt the plane and crew were not up to their standards. That plane crashed on October 20, 1977 from fuel exhaustion due to poor maintenance, killing three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  8. In an effort to fight oil well fires, Hungarian engineers recycled a Russian T-34 tank, and replaced the gun turret with two Mig-21 jet engines. The team would inject water into the exhaust of the engines and literally blow an oil well fire out. They called the device Big Wind.

  9. Most of the smoke billowing up from a space shuttle launch is not exhaust. It is water vapor from the pool of water under the shuttle designed to absorb the acoustic shock waves that could otherwise tear the shuttle apart.

  10. In the 1970 Mr. Olympia final, the judges could not decide between Arnold and Sergio Olivia so the two of them, exhausted, agreed to walk off. Sergio left, but Arnold, after taking one step, turned back to the judges, made fun of Sergio for leaving, and started posing again and won.

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In Japan, sleeping on the job is encouraged. It is viewed as exhaustion from working hard. Some people even fake it to look committed to their job.

The Rolls Royce Merlin V12 aviation engine created so much thrust from the exhaust, engineers were able to angle the exhaust backwards to gain 10 mph in the Spitfire it powered.

The Nazi's used special buses that had their exhaust fed into the passenger compartment where they transported mentally disabled people in order to kill them.

Scientists took advantage of the three-day flight ban over the US after 9/11 to conduct experiments on the effect on the atmosphere of jet planes. They found the days were a little warmer and the nights cooler, suggesting that the exhaust trails planes leave in the sky act like clouds.

South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have no memory of making the episode "Sexual Harassment Panda" due to the fact they were so exhausted and hungover from making the South Park movie

Sometimes a group of ants will get separated from their main foraging party and begin to follow each other in a continuously rotating circle. Eventually they all die of exhaustion. This phenomenon is called an "ant mill".

If you are sentenced to death in Japan, once your final appeal is exhausted you execution date is kept secret until the morning it happens.

Folk-hero John Henry (who according to legend, beat a steam drill in a tunnel-digging contest, and who died soon after from exhaustion), may have actually been a real person.

In 1518 there was a 'Dancing Epidemic' in France. One woman started dancing in the street and within a month, some 400 people join her, many who later died of heart attacks, strokes, or exhaustion. Nobody knows why it started or why was it popular.

The longest UN speech in history was delivered by Indian Defense Minister Krishna Menon in 1957. Defending India's stand on Kashmir, the speech lasted eight hours and ended with his collapse and hospitalization due to exhaustion

In 1984, an 18 year old patient named Libby Zion died in a hospital as a result of the resident and intern physicians being too overworked and exhausted to do their jobs properly. This led to the Libby Zion law, which limits resident physicians to an 80 hour work week.

While filming The Shining, Shelly Duvall was forced to perform the iconic baseball bat scene 127 times to give the character a more exhausted look. Afterwards, Duvall presented the director Kubrick with clumps of hair that had fallen out due to the extreme stress of filming.

Weight loss occurs because most of it is breathed out. As you burn calories, the fat/carbs break down to carbon dioxide (80%) and water (20%). Similar to a car losing gasoline via the exhaust pipe.

The Japanese consider sleeping at work honorable as it signals exhaustion from hard work

Victor Wong, Egg from Big Trouble in Little China, died as a result of exhaustion due to staying up and watching the wall to wall coverage of the 9/11 attacks

Screenwriter David Goyer once fought against the idea of a Batman vs. Superman movie saying: "Batman Vs. Superman - Where You Go When You've Exhausted All Possibilities." A decade later he ended up writing Batman V. Superman.

An ant mill is an observed phenomenon in which a group of army ants, which are blind, are separated from the main foraging party, lose the Pheromone track and begin to follow one another, forming a continuously rotating circle. The ants will eventually die of exhaustion.

The special effects artist for The Thing (1982), Rob Bottin, checked himself into the hospital after filming had wrapped because of exhaustion and spent several weeks recovering. The effects in the film are considered to be some of the best ever and still hold up today.

The American flag planted on the moon by the crew of Apollo 11 was blown over by the exhaust of the Lunar Module when taking off

Fatal insomnia, a cruel disease that leads to months of sleepless nights, terrible exhaustion and eventual death. There is no known cure.

When Robert Goddard, pioneer of American rocket propulsion, proposed the concept of a moon mission in 1920, the New York Times published an editorial explaining a rocket in space could not work because there would be no air for the exhaust to push against.

A CIA handbook taught torture methods to extract information from people without extracting fingernails and stressed on importance of psychological over physical torture, i.e. intense fear, deep exhaustion, solitary confinement and unbearable anxiety which destroy ones capacity to resist.

In a rip current, death by drowning occurs when a person has limited water skills and panics, or when a swimmer persists in trying to swim to shore against a strong rip current, thus eventually becoming exhausted and unable to stay afloat. Usually swimmers can exit by swimming at a right angle

There is an Asian Elephant sanctuary in Thailand for elephants that have been subject to cruelty by bad owners. Some are driven to exhaustion when used for logging, others are tortured to subdue them to become tame for tourist rides.

People can feel more tired after a nap than before it because of 'sleep inertia': if someone wakes up after entering 'deep sleep' but before a full sleep cycle is completed, parts of the brain can remain 'asleep' for up to a half hour afterwards, causing an exhausted, hangover-like feeling