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It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

Today I typed in "the error was corrected by," unearthing the following:

  • Otto Lilienthal of Germany was a brilliant contributor to the conquest of the air and made nearly 2,000 successful glider flights since 1891 in sixteen seperate [sic] glider types. 1Lilienthal's book of aerodynamic data published in 1889 "Der Vogelflug als Grundlage der Fliegekunst (Birdflight as the Basis for Aviation)2 emphasized the curvature of a bird's wings as the secret of lift.3 Lilienthal's book greatly influenced aeronautical design and was the bible for the early designs of the  Wright Brothers and other early aviators. However, some of the data published by Lilienthal was erroneous based on the incorrect coefficient of air pressure published by John Smeaton in 1759.4 The error was corrected by the Wright Brothers through wind tunnel tests made in their bicycle shop.
  • Phimosis (inability to pull the foreskin back) is natural and proper in all male babies and rarely a problem in boys of any age. In babies the foreskin is long (extending far beyond the glans), tight and usually not separated from the glans. This was known to be the normal condition of male babies until the 1840s, when English doctors suddenly decided it was an abnormality (called "congenital phimosis") which had to be surgically corrected. One of the three main reasons for the introduction of routine circumcision in the nineteenth century was based on a gross medical error and sudden amnesia towards previous knowledge: one of modern medicine's great leaps backwards. In England the error was corrected by Douglas Gairdner in 1949, but the news took a long time to reach Australia and even longer to reach the USA, where many doctors were still in the grip of nineteenth century delusions as late as the 1980s.
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Tuesday Turnip
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In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages 'turn-up.' As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Today, I typed in "the most points ever scored" unearthing the following:

Turnip #1

What is the most points ever scored in a single NFL game? The most points in an NFL game is 72 by the Washington Redskins against the New York Giants on November 27, 1966.

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What is the most points ever scored in a MLB baseball game? The highest scoring baseball game was played between Chicago and Philadelphia on August 25, 1922. The final score was Chicago 26 and Philadelphia 23.

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What is the most points ever scored by one person in an NFL football game? Ernie Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals holds the single-game scoring record with 40 points scored in a Nov. 28, 1929, game against the Chicago Bears. Nevers scored six touchdowns and added four extra points in the game.

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What is the most points ever scored in an nba game? In Dec 13 1983, The Detroit - Denver match scored 186-184. It's by far the most points ever scored!

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what is the most points ever scored in a nba game? (single player) Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for most points scored in an NBA game, with 100!

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What NHL team has scored the most points in a game? The most goals scored by one team in an NHL game was 16. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Quebec Bulldogs 16-3 on March 3, 1920.

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Jim Bottomley set the Major League record for RBIs in a single game, with 12, on September 16, 1924 (since tied by Mark Whiten).

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Tuesday Turnip
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In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages 'turn-up.' As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Keeping with the theme of my post yesterday about the most expensive wines ever sold, today I typed in "the most expensive in the world" unearthing the following:

Turnip #1

They are luxurious, they are trustworthy, they are fast and they are also the most expensive in the world...

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Visitors to New York may gasp that locals frequently pay $20 for a single cocktail. But the Big Apple turns out to be cheaper than 26 other world cities. If you really want to feel sticker shock, try relocating to Luanda, Angola. The oil-rich capital city is the most expensive in the world for expatriates, a study released Tuesday shows.

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Avatar ticket prices will go up next week in China because the demand is so great, which means the ticket prices for the movie in IMAX-3D will be the highest in the world!

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A rare book by America's most famous bird artist, John James Audubon, billed as the most expensive in the world, is going under the hammer...

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We know that getting a good night’s rest is extremely important, so why worry with sleepless nights when you can always sink your head down onto a soft pillow and mattress? You can do so with what is deemed to be the most expensive bed in the world, thanks to Parnian Furniture from Arizona.

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Sold in the British capital London apartment believed to be the most expensive in the world worth 140 million pounds sterling

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The US College system is the most expensive in the world and not always the best concerning quality.

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