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  1. Billy West, who does the voice of Philip J. Fry's on Futurama among other characters, intentionally made Fry's voice close to his natural voice as a job security measure because it would be more difficult to replace him.

  2. While filming Predator, Jesse Ventura was delighted to find out from the wardrobe department that his arms were 1” bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger’s. He suggested to Arnold they measure arms, winner gets a bottle of champagne. Ventura lost, as Arnold set this up with the wardrobe department

  3. In 1966 Ronald Reagan wrote to JellyBelly, saying "We owe you a special measure of thanks for helping keep our state government running smoothly." "It's gotten to the point...where we can hardly start a meeting or make a decision without passing around a jar of jelly beans."

  4. Libraries in Los Angeles have done away with late fees for anyone under 21 and are instead allowing students to “read away” their fines in the library. This measure has been a success, with hundreds of children coming in per week to do so.

  5. C.S. Lewis nominated J.R.R. Tolkien for the 1961 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was rejected on the grounds that his writing "has not in any way measured up to storytelling of the highest quality."

  6. Japan proposed an amendment to the Treaty of Versailles that outlawed all racial discrimination. Despite receiving a majority vote for it to be added to the treaty Woodrow Wilson personally vetoed the measure and as a comprise let Japan claim a number of islands in the Pacific.

  7. Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such Nintendo games as Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda, has a hobby of guessing the measurements of objects, then checking to see if he was correct. He enjoys the hobby so much he carries a tape measure with him everywhere.

  8. The difference between farther and further is that "farther" refers to an actual physical distance, while "further" is used in a distance that cannot be really observed and measured. For example "He furthered his education", and "The homes were farther apart ".

  9. Pink Himalayan Salt is one of the most expensive salts in the world. People claim it contains more minerals than ordinary table salt. Scientists found the amount of minerals it contains is so miniscule that it makes no measurable difference.

  10. When Mount Everest was measured in 1854 the exact value was 29,000 feet. Despite being accurate, Andrew Waugh published the value as 29,002 feet to avoid the public assuming it was merely a rounded estimate. Thus he was known as "the first man to put 2 feet on top of Everest".

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Measuring how likely a post is to make r/All based on it's score when it is 30 minutes old

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Volcanic eruption happening at Mount Agung, shown by NASA satellite that measures sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere

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Adam Rainer was born a dwarf (measuring 4'8" at the age of nineteen) and died a giant (measuring 7'8'' at the age of fifty-one). He is the only person in history to have been classified as both.

The first person in history whose name we know is 'Kushim', who was not a King, poet or a warrior, but an accountant. He signed a receipt which said "29,086 measures barley 37 months Kushim", which was found on a clay tablet in Mesopotamia.

Japan requires citizens between the ages of 45 and 74 to have their waistlines measured once a year and are expected to fall within an established range. Companies and local governments may face fines if their employees are overweight and do not meet these guidelines.

Is is impossible to accurately measure the length of any coastline. The smaller the unit of measurement used, the longer the coast seems to be. This is called the Coastline Paradox and is a great example of fractal geometry.

Gold is an inert noble metal as it does not react with other elements. It is the most malleable and ductile of all known metals. An ounce of gold can be beaten into a sheet measuring 300 square feet or stretched into a gold thread 5 miles long.

The first name recorded in writing is on a five thousand year old clay tablet found in what used to be Mesopotamia. It's a business receipt in which a man named Kushim signed for 29,086 measures of barley.

Every year in Madrid, Spain, a sleeping contest is held. Contestants’ pulse are measured throughout the contest and whoever manages to sleep the most out of the 20 minutes duration wins the event.

The Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant that was closest to the epicenter of the 2011 tsunami in Japan but was undamaged because it far exceeded the required safety measures due to the stubbornness of one man. Fukushima famously experienced fatal meltdowns because safety measures were inadequate.

That, by law, the Metric System is the preferred measurement system in the United States.

Law in India mandates that doctors write prescriptions in CAPITAL LETTERS in a 'Legible' writing as a measure to prevent deaths caused by the misinterpretation of their sloppy handwriting.

The Harvard Computers. Edward Pickering decided to hire a team of women after his increasing frustrations with his male assistants. He declared that his maid could do a better job so he hired his maid, and subsequently a team of women whom soon discovered how to measure distances of stars.

All steel produced after WW2 is contaminated with radionuclides from atomic bombs. "Low-backround steel" is steel made before or during WW2, and is needed for precise measuring and censor equipment, such as equipment for measuring radionuclides in steel.

After complaints that their "footlong" sub was 11 inches long, Subway said, "With regards to the size of the bread and calling it a footlong, 'Subway Footlong' is a registered trademark as a descriptive name for the sub sold in Subway Restaurants and not intended to be a measurement of length."

James Watt calculated horsepower by measuring the output of an actual horse in order to quantify how many horses his steam engines could replace.

Gillian Anderson's performance as Dana Scully in The X-Files sparked a phenomenon called the "Scully Effect" where the character's prominence inspired a measurable increase in the amount of women entering the scientific, medical, and law enforcement fields

Navy Seals who carried out the Bin Laden kill mission, forgot to bring a tape measure and had to measure Laden's height by making a six feet tall Seal lie down next to Laden's corpse

Because of the austerity measures following the war, Queen Elizabeth had to use clothing ration coupons to pay for her wedding dress. She was given hundreds of clothing coupons by brides-to-be to help her, but she had to return the coupon gifts as it was illegal to transfer them.

NASA has 2 satellites chasing eachother around the Earth tracking the distance between themselves to measure gravitational anomalies. Their nicknames are Tom & Jerry!

A Canadian university student wore the same pair of $165 Levi jeans for 330 days straight, without washing them. He and his professor found no measurable difference in bacterial growth on the jeans from wearing them for 15+ months straight compared to just 13 days.

When EEG was used to measure brain activity of a woman with multiple personality disorder there was no brain activity linked to sight whenever one of her blind 'alters' was in control (although her eyes were open), but that normal activity returned to the area when a sighted alter took over

Medieval scholar Al-Biruni,after accurately measuring earth's radius and judging by the size of Asia and Africa,predicted the existence of a landmass in the ocean between Asia And Europe,similar in size to the known continents and with similar geological features,likely inhabited by humans

American coinage was made using definite measurements. 16 pennies stacked equals 1 inch and 16 pennies in a line equals 1 foot.

There is a scientific measurement for the 'risk of death' of any action: the micromort. If an activity is rated as one micromort, you would have a one in a million chance of dying while doing it. Running a marathon is ~7 micromorts, sky diving 10, and climbing Mount Everest 40,000!

Mount Everest is only the world's tallest mountain as measured from sea level. But since the earth bulges at the equator, the mountain Chimborazo in Ecuador is the tallest mountain if you measure from the earth's core.

In feudal Japan lords purposely built homes with squeaky floors as a defensive measure against ninjas.

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Measuring Venezuela's power outage in real time

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Language diversity measured around the world