craigswan:Stigler’s Law of eponymy, named after Stephen Stigler, states that scientific discoveries are never named after the person that actually discovered them..
Nope - someone else came up with that law.
Good one !
Stigler himself named the sociologist Robert K. Merton as the discoverer of "Stigler's law" to show that it follows its own decree, though the phenomenon had previously been noted by others
In 1894, after an impromptu performance at a Parisian market, the famous French ‘fart artist’ Le Pétomane was sued by the Moulin Rouge for breach of contract because the owner argued that he was only allowed to fart inside the club.
What exactly is what fart artists do? I know many people who could qualify.
Earth Overshoot Day is the date by which more natural resources are used than Earth can regenerate in a year. In 2018, it fell on 1 August, which means that to make our use of resources sustainable, we would need 1.7 Earths..
The “JD” in popular British pub chain JD Wetherspoon is named after JD in The Dukes of Hazzard. .
That's ... JD Hogg. Jefferson Davis Hogg, the corrupt, unethical commissioner of Hazzard county, known as 'Boss Hogg'.
WORD OF THE DAY: BUCCULA - the scientific term for a double chin..
Pandas sometimes mark their territory by doing a handstand against a tree and peeing as high as they can.
Causes complete panda-ammonium .
The Cadbury’s XL Dairy Milk Giant Egg contains 73 teaspoons of sugar. An adult's recommended daily sugar intake is 8-10 teaspoons..
There is a temperature called "absolute hot". It's like absolute zero, but at the top of the scale rather than the bottom.