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  1. After a Black female postmaster was wrongly pressured out of her post in Mississippi in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt continued to pay her federal salary and punished the town by rerouting their mail to Greenville, 30 miles away

  2. Spiders don't have muscles in their legs. They extend them using a system of hydraulics powered by their blood pressure. When they die, spiders' legs curl up because the blood pressure is gone.

  3. Thalidomide, the infamous morning sickness drug that caused severe birth defects, was never approved for use in the US because of a single reviewer at the FDA who didn't think it had been tested enough, and resisted industry pressure to approve the drug anyway.

  4. Mythbusters were going to do an episode which highlighted the immense security flaws in most credit cards, but Discovery was threatened by, and eventually gave into immense legal pressure from the major credit card companies.

  5. The International Potato Center has successfully grown potatoes in a simulated Mars environment. They grew the plants in a CubeSat which mimicked the Martian air pressure and atmosphere, and used saline desert soils analogous to Martian soils as the growing medium.

  6. Tina Turner was diagnosed with kidney failure after she opted to take homeopathic remedies instead of high blood pressure medication, something she now regrets. She was considering an assisted suicide until her current husband donated a kidney to her, saving her life.

  7. A 2012 survey of 1,000 Americans found that 45% of them wished they could skip Christmas due to financial pressures

  8. The loudest known noise was created by a volcano which created sound waves that altered air pressure on earth for 5 days and ruptured the ear drums of sailors 40 miles away from the blast.

  9. "shooting fish in a barrel" is considered easy because the bullet impact causes the water pressure in the barrel to change suddenly, killing every fish instantly.

  10. In 1982, the CIA successfully tricked the Soviet Union into stealing sabotaged software that oversaw pump valves in gas lines. The CIA used it to close off a massive Soviet gas line, leading to a massive pressure build up and “the most monumental non-nuclear explosion ever seen from space.”

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Spectrogram of Freddie Mercury's voice in "Under Pressure"

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Cabin pressure profile on a 1h 20 min flight

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Psychopaths don’t procrastinate, tend to focus on the positive, don’t take things personally, don’t beat themselves up if things go wrong, even if they’re to blame, and they’re assertive and cool under pressure. These can be good characteristics in both the business arena, and in everyday life.

Americans are now tipping more money, and for more services, than ever before. It’s a phenomenon called “Tip Creep” where social pressure encourages tipping for counter-service interactions where a tip was previously never given.

John Lennon tried to convince Paul McCartney to drill a hole in his skull as part of a practice called trepanning explaining “All you’d have to do is just bore a little hole in your skull and it lets the pressure off. Paul replied ‘ John, you try it and let me know how it goes.'”

Air stewardess Vesna Vulovi, who drank coffee to combat low blood pressure in order to pass stewardess examination. She then was the only survivor of JAT Flight 367, due to her low blood pressure

Snails’ teeth are the strongest natural material on Earth, able to withstand pressures high enough to turn carbon into diamond.

Wheelchair athletes with spinal injuries will sometimes intentionally injure themselves on the lower body (e.g. break a toe), causing their bodies to respond by raising blood pressure and enhancing their performance. This practice has been banned as cheating.

A man was snorkeling off the coast of South Africa when an enormous Bryde's whale scooped him up in his mouth headfirst. The man felt pressure on his body but soon realized he was too big for the whale to swallow him whole which was "kind of an instant relief." The whale spat him out unharmed.

After a decompression accident killed four people in 1983, doctors discovered that decompression does not kill from pressure, but that fat in the bloodstream suddenly condenses in veins and immediately stops all blood flow.

Deep-Sea Gigantism is the tendency for species to be larger than their shallower-water relatives. Proposed explanations include: scarcer resources; greater pressure; and colder temperatures.

When Queen Elizabeth's children were pressured to evacuate to Canada during WWII, she declared, "The children won't go without me. I won't leave without the King. And the King will never leave."

Bumblebees are capable of flying at altitudes much higher than Mount Everest. Two bumblebees were placed inside a plexiglass chamber and were able to reach a simulated altitude of 29,525 ft with air pressure being reduced. The chamber kept breaking before the bumblebees stopped flying. - fact check

The most relaxing song in the world is Weightless by Marconi Union. In collaboration with the British Academy of Sound Therapy, the carefully arranged harmonies, rhythms and bass lines help to slow the heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Chess players can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament. Based on "breathing rates, blood pressure, and muscle contractions, top players' stress responses to chess are similar to what elite athletes experience."

Psychology researchers found that pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat. Embracing your darker moods can make you feel better in the long-run.

In Germany there's a festival without bands. There even is stage, but no one is performing. The idea is to enjoy the atmosphere of a festival without the pressure of having to see all the bands you payed for.

The last living Buffalo Soldier, Mark Matthews, who fought in both world wars, had excellent health with no record of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, etc until he was 109 years old, only then going partially blind.

In 1977 Billy Joel's poorly-performing single "Only the Good Die Young" was banned by WSOU-FM, affiliated with Seton Hall University, for its supposed anti-Catholic themes. Other dioceses then started putting pressure on local stations to ban it. As a result of the controversy, sales skyrocketed

NYC water pressure can reach up to the 6th floor. Taller buildings require a water tower installed on the roof. There are only two companies in NYC who make those towers.

About Ama, female Japanese pearl divers that start diving at the age of 12-13, and are well active into their 70s. They endure freezing conditions and great pressure from deep sea depths to get pearls. They have a unique technique in which they release air in a long whistle as they resurface.

You should measure the blood pressure in both of your arms. If there is a large difference, this may signify an increased risk of cardiovascular disease or even death.

The Army pressured the filmmakers of Black Hawk Down to change the name of the war hero portrayed by Ewan McGregor because the real life soldier is serving a 30 year prison term for raping his six year old daughter - fact check

A sound produced on Earth sounds very different if produced on Mars. The composition and pressure of the Martian atmosphere distort sounds to a lower pitch, and planetary.org has samples for you to hear.

Dr. Kelsey, despite immense pressure from pharmaceutical companies, decided not to approve thalidomide for morning sickness in the U.S., saving a whole generation of children from death and deformities

The Atmos clock, a mechanical torsion pendulum clock which gets the energy it needs to run from temperature and air pressure changes in the environment, and can run for many years without human intervention. A temperature variation of only 1 degree is sufficient for two days operation.

75% of Japanese homes have a hi-tech toilet and the latest models eliminate the need for TP, keep you warm, check your blood pressure, play running-water sounds to increase privacy and open and close automatically so you don't have to touch anything.

Pressurizing infographics

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Relationship between systolic (sys) and diastolic (dia) blood pressure of patients in critical care units(N=~500k)

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8 Years in my Anxious life - SSRI's, Benzos and Blood Pressure