It is easy to describe the difference between preventive vs predictive maintenance. Look at the below example. You have bought a incandescent light bulb. The manufacturing company is telling you that the life span of the bulb is 3 years. So just before expiring 3 years you have decided to replace the bulb with a new one and scheduled for a maintenance. This is called preventive maintenance. ...
Wenceslaus I of Bohemia
Ratings reign of Wenceslas I Under the reign of Wenceslas I of Bohemia comes to gothic lifestyle, culture and jousting, tournaments, spread popularity of courtly poetry and songs. His government is associated with the attachment of Czech statehood, Czech increasing influence in Europe, the rise of Czech nobility, construction and urban development, trade and crafts. Václav, like his father and...
Though it is possible to use properties of this sort to intentionally deceive consumers into mistakenly purchasing the derivative title (e.g., customer thinks he or she is buying Transformers, but is actually getting Transmorphers), another possible intention is to provide legitimate add-on buying opportunity in the marketplace (e.g., customer enjoyed Will Ferrell’s Land of the Lost and...
"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman
Stylistically, the story is remarkable for purposely ignoring many “rules of good writing”, including a paragraph about jelly beans which is almost entirely one run-on sentence. Link
"Fuckin' 'Ell, It's Fred Titmus
The subject of the song was Fred Titmus, the former Middlesex and England cricket player. It has been described as “The funniest song ever written about an England and Middlesex cricketer”. Link
A Strip-O-Gram is a form of message delivery in which a woman or man will perform a striptease while singing or dancing. The word is a combination of telegram and striptease. This type of entertainment became popular in the 1970s in the US and spread to the UK and Europe during the 1980s. Exact dates are difficult to ascertain however, as there does not appear to have been any major research...
Ira Joe Fisher
He was the weather reporter for CBS’s The Saturday Early Show, a position he held from 1999 until 2006. He is known for his ability to write backwards on plexiglass weather presentations. Link
It is a specific recreational destination with features such as bathrooms, lifeguards, changing rooms, snack stands, banana boats, kayak rentals, surfboard rental, lifejacket rental, water toy rental, wetsuit rental, sporting good rental, scuba diving, swimming and surfing lessons, parasailing, picnic tables, lounge chairs and umbrellas, gift and souvenir shops, prostitutes and strippers, parades,...
In 2004, Caviezel portrayed Jesus Christ in the Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ. During filming he was struck by lightning, accidentally whipped, dislocated his shoulder, bruised his eye, and experienced hypothermia. Prior to filming, Gibson warned Caviezel that playing Jesus could hurt his acting career. Link
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Have you bought a copy of our book yet? Don’t worry if you haven’t, we wouldn’t have either. I mean, taking the word of the people who wrote it that the book is hilarious and worth your time? Do we look like fools?! But what about John Hodgman? Do you respect him? Do you admire his mustache? Because here’s what he had to say: Wikipedia has long been my favored source...
Moving the Goalposts
The term is often used in business to imply bad faith on the part of those setting goals for others to meet, by arbitrarily making additional demands just as the initial ones are about to be met. Accusations of this form of abuse tend to occur when there are unstated assumptions that are obvious to one party but not to another. For example- “The killing all the fleas on a cat is very...
Tight rolled pants
A proper tight-roll should have the extra material folded inward across the lower shin. The use of safety pins was key to a good roll, but to the experienced tight roller they can be achieved without them. Link
Nemesis is the 37th highest grossing Cyborg - Robot -Android movie since 1980 grossing $2,001,124 in its theatrical run in 1993. Link
Auld Lang Syne
Towards the end of Ghostbusters II (1989), thousands of citizens of New York City sing “Auld Lang Syne,” at last united in a moment of peace and love after their collective negativity, which had long been feeding power to the evil Vigo the Carpathian, and in that way weakening the revenant sorcerer enough for the Ghostbusters to defeat him. Link
National Union Attack
A scandal was caused in 2006 by Attack’s observer at the European Parliament Dimitar Stoyanov (who is also Volen Siderov’s stepson). Stoyanov sent an email to all MEPs that appeared to belittle Roma women. The email said of Hungarian politician Lívia Járóka, “In my country there are tens of thousands of Gypsy girls way more pretty than this honorable one… you may even buy...
Where an l, n or r is followed (or in the case of m, preceded) by a b, bh, ch, g, gh, m or mh, an epenthetic vowel is inserted between the two. This is usually a copy of the vowel that preceded the l/n/r. Examples; Alba /aɫ̪apə/, marbh /maɾav/, tilg /tʰʲilikʲ/, arm /aɾam/, iomradh/imiɾəɣ/. The sequences ms and mch are also epentheticised, just for fun. Link (Thanks, Charly)
Screamin Jay Hawkins
Hawkins’ later releases included “Constipation Blues”, “Orange Colored Sky”, and “Feast of the Mau Mau”. Nothing he released, however, had the monumental success of “I Put a Spell on You”. In fact, “Constipation Blues” has been described as “gross”. Link (Thanks, Tim)
Infants who suffer from hypotonia are often described as feeling and appearing as though they are “rag dolls,” a “sack of jello” or a “pillow full of pudding” easily slipping through one’s hands. Link (thanks, @twinklecup!)
It can easily be made in any country, but is sometimes imported from Scotland. Link
[Citation Needed] - The Book!
We wrote a book! Buy it here! [Citation Needed] - The Best of Wikipedia’s Worst Writing features over 200 examples of the most hilariously bad writing Wikipedia has to offer. Commentary for each entry is provided by authors Conor Lastowka (RiffTrax, [Citation Needed] Podcast) and Josh Fruhlinger (The Comics Curmudgeon, Wonkette). It’s available on Amazon here in a paperback and...
Icing (drinking game)
You cannot ice block an ice block, as this would lead to back and forth infinite ice blocks. This also runs the risk of becoming a game of “who has more Ice”, as opposed to a game of cunning and creativity. Link
Other Uses The dollar sign is also used in library cataloging to represent subsections. Also, it is used derisively to indicate greed or excess money such as in “Micro$oft”, “George W. Bu$h”, etc. Also, Ke$ha. Link
After Pun died, he left his estate to Fat Joe, leaving his wife and kids with nothing, not even royalties from his previous work. Link
Trash is portrayed as an intergalactic traveler who encounters odd creatures on each planet he visits. In each adventure Trash Gordon escapes peril with nonviolent solutions, thanks to his quick thinking; for instance, when a living pile of rotten bananas confronts Trash, it is soon chased away by an “Intergalactical Monkey” he happens to have with him. Link
Blinx: The Time Sweeper
Multiple people from across the Internet have all praised the music, due to it being one of the first platform games to include New Age music. Link
Most religions do not provide special instructions for space burial due to the procedure being only a recent development, and only around 150 people have been buried in space so far. Link
E.L. Fudge Cookies
The company describes their shape as “elfin,” though it is actually Ernie Keebler. Link
My Buddy (doll)
During its initial run, My Buddy had the following characteristics: Red baseball cap Brown Hair Red/Yellow/blue/white striped long sleeve shirt Red overalls with “My Buddy” logo on chest blue shoes with white stripe The whole doll (besides head) was stuffed fabric. Face had blue or brown eyes, freckles, “button” nose, and smile Two versions of the dolls existed-...
On October 17, 2011 Ohio law banning Synthetic Drugs took effect barring selling and/or possession of “any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any quantity of the following substances having a stimulant effect on the central nervous system, including their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers” listing (1) ephedrine and (2) pyrovalerone. It also includes...
It is also known as MDPK, MTV, Magic, Maddie, Black Rob, Super Coke and PV. In 2010 it was reportedly sold as a legal drug alternative and marketed in the United States as “bath salts” (under such names as Aura, White devil, Blue Silk, Bonzai Grow, Charge Plus, Euphoria, Hurricane Charlie, Ivory Wave, Lovey Dovey, Ocean, Pixie Dust, Posh, Red Dove, Scarface, Vanilla Sky, White ...
This article is about actual bath salts. For the psychoactive drugs inaccurately described as bath salts, see Designer drug#Misleading descriptions. Link
A group of fans then proposed the creation of a moderated version of rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5. The resultant Request For Discussion became the most replied to RFD in the history of Usenet at the time (surpassed only by the rec.music.white-power newsgroup vote), and the proposal overwhelmingly passed, creating rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated. Link (Thanks, Rob)
The Cheese Steak variant of a Primanti Bros sandwich (The AA battery is in the picture as a size reference and was not found in the sandwich.) Link
Occasionally, dancers collide, but this is not necessarily part of pogo dancing. An uninformed bystander might get the impression that the dancers are attacking one another. People sometimes get injured when pogoing, but, more often than not, pogoers who fall to the ground are helped up instead of getting trampled. There is a general understanding that the pogoing is fun, not a fight. Link
Bananas in Pyjamas
Catchphrase The bananas are noted for their common catchphrase, often said when the duo get an idea: “Are you thinking what I’m thinking, B1?” “I think I am, B2!”. Rat in a Hat also has two catchphrases, “Oh, cheese and whiskers!”, usually stated when he has not succeeded at a task; and “I’m a rat, I’m a rat, I’m a clever clever...
The first artist to begin the extensive tattoo work on Dennis’s face was Larry Hanks of San Diego in 1985. He also tattooed scales on him and at this time Stalking Cat was referred to as “Cat Fish” although not by choice. Link
The newsgroup quickly became one of the most popular text-based newsgroups (i.e. not intended for posting binary files) on Usenet. Amateur writers of all sorts began posting fictional “erotic stories” and finding a worldwide audience for their work. However, because of the very nature of unmoderated newsgroups, alt.sex.stories soon found itself a repository for a great number of...
Marketing strategies Much of the success of Beanie Babies can be attributed to the marketing strategies of the company. The ten strategies employed by Ty Warner included: Reasonable Price: Ty Warner wanted to keep Beanie Babies selling at a lower and more reasonably priced, but did not want to mass produce them. In doing so, he followed steps 4 and 5 by limiting production and distribution...
This Three-Rowed Sea Cucumber gets its name because it has three distinct rows of podia on its bottom side (not shown). I guess they are all feet (sorry). I think they resemble a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough. Link (Thanks, sharkchunks)
Piggy banks are slowly becoming extinct due to the modernising of young children which encourages them to open a junior savings account, instead of keeping their money safe in a piggy bank, where it is vulnerable to theft. Link (Thanks, Rob)
Big Ol' Truck
Content The narrator is in love with a girl who drives a big ol’ truck. Link
Great Illustrated Classics
There is a companion series, Heroes of America, consisting of biographies of eight famous Americans such as Jackie Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Benjamin Franklin and Dracula. Link (Thanks, Luke)
Babar the Elephant
Despite the presence of these counsellors, Babar’s rule seems to be totally independent of any elected body, and completely autocratic; however his leadership style seems to be one that works for the overall benefit of his elephant subjects; a form of benevolent dictator. Link
In Greek mythology, the Stymphalian birds (Greek:Στυμφαλίδες ὄρνιθες, Stymphalídes órnithes) were man-eating birds with beaks of bronze and sharp metallic feathers they could launch at their victims, and were sacred to Ares, the god of war. Furthermore, their dung was highly toxic. Link
The gay shift was the B3tan name for any period of time shortly after 12:00 a.m. GMT. This was usually used as an excuse to post anti-homosexual jokes, pictures of users’ genitalia and altered images of lesbians. The name arose as a rhyming companion to the time period before midnight, the “day shift”, and the unusually high proportion of gay men that appeared to be present...
Plus they have a lack of any other physically addictive substance in them, because of this, they are not physically addictive. Link
Dinosaurs is initially set in 60,000,003 BC with the years, months and days counting toward zero. (In the first episode, Robbie asks his father if he ever questions what they are counting down to). Link
Mull of Kintyre
The Mull of Kintyre is used as a reference in the Mull of Kintyre test, an unofficial test for the propriety of images of naked men. It is famously used by the Broadcasting Standards Commission to determine whether or not the male member may be shown on television: only penises of flaccidity similar to that of the Mull of Kintyre in relation to the mainland of Great Britain may be shown. Those in...
Adolph Coors III, who was allergic to beer, was the heir to the Coors beer empire—being allergic to beer is bad fortune for many, but it is Sod’s Law that someone allergic to beer would inherit a beer empire (and, due to a botched kidnapping attempt, die because of the empire’s wealth, thus being killed by beer, if only indirectly). Link