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Out of the ordinary info that I collected from every episode and that may be useful some time in your life, or maybe just some cool things to know about the military. (Please ONLY put things that have been said or explained on NCIS. Sometimes things may not be exactly correct, but that's the way they were said/worded on NCIS, so that's how they are worded on here. If you would like to add additional information to a subject, please put a red star before what your information, and after the information you put. For examle: NCIS is a television show. *It's also a real Federal Agency.* )
1: Yankee White
• Aneurysm: Time bomb in body-balloon in a blood vessel that can rupture.
• LEOs: Law Enforcement Officers
2: Hung Out To Dry
• Clavicle: "collar" bone from base of neck to near shoulder
• Opioids: General term for opiates and their synthetic analogies
• Scuttlebutt: Water cooler gossip, a drinking fountain (off-limits to recruits in basic training)
• Zulu time: Type of time that the Marines use- Coordinated Universal Time- more accurate than Greenwich Mean Time but still in sync with that meridian.
3: The Immortals
• MMORPG: Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game
4: The Curse
• TFOA: Things Falling off Aircrafts
• RIO: Radar Intercept Officer
GIB: Guy in Back (And the second B in Gibbs stands for Bastard!)
5: Sub Rosa
• ASW: Anti Submarine Warfare. Enemy tries to infiltrate the carrier ballast room.
• When someone pauses and looks to their left, it usually means the response is fabricated.
• When someone looks to the right, they would be recalling a memory.
6: Minimum Security
• Straight Up: Telling the truth
7: Marine Down
• LES: Leave and Earnings Statement
• Vitreous Humour: Eyeball jelly
8: Left For Dead
• Jane Doe: woman with no ID
• Graves are 6 feet below the surface because 6 feet is below an animal’s smell range; except for a polar bear.
• Petechial hemorrhaging: Pinpoint hemorrhaging
• Ted William's vision was '20/10.'
• Macallan - Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey usually aged 30 years
• Belvedere - luxury brand of vodka
• Bombay Sapphire - Dry Gin infused with exotic botanical
• There was a partial palm print on the rifle used to assassinate Kennedy.
• Subdural Hematoma: bleeding inside the membrane closest to the brain around the brain and usually are caused by skull impact. Puts severe pressure on the brain and sometimes enough to disrupt body functions, including breathing and heart pulse.
• BFF: Bomb Bafurbaducting Fabric
9: Eye Spy
• CIA: Spooks
• Polar Tanning: Nude winter sun tanning
• 9 % of the world's population is left handed.
10: My Other Left Foot
• to estimate the time of death on a body, you have to have a liver first.
• Harmony, West Virginia: Population 1600
• Myocardial Infarction: Heart Attack
• Platanus Occidentalis: Sycamore Tree
11: One Shot, One Kill
• The Marine Corp doesn't have medical personnel.
• Marines wear uniforms that are called 'Dress Blue Charlies' - blue trousers with khaki dress shirt and tie
• Military members, both officers and enlisted, don't wear their covers (hats) inside....with a few exceptions such as some indoor ceremonies.
12: The Good Samaritan
• Mail Men are not called mail men, but letter carriers.
• Fat Boy: Harley Davidson motorcycle
• 'ABBA' musical group is Swedish.
• SEARS School: Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape
• Johnny Depp was in the movie 'Pirates of the Caribbean'.
14: Bête Noire
• Bête Noire: French for 'nightmare'
• The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton (The College Wellesley attended).
15: The Truth Is Out There
• Motorola A388: Cell phone + PDA + Internet Connection
• E5 and Below: You have up to 4 roommates and you share a head (loo/bathroom)
• E6: You get your own space, but you share a head
• E7: Own room, own head
• Latex: Rubber
• Bartex Corporation: A diverse conglomerate driving revenues from a number of wide ranging industries; paper and forest products, Natural Gas Distribution, Aerospace and Defence
• Leavenworth: There are 2 United States Penitentiaries located in Leavenworth, Kansas. One is part of the civilian prison system. On NCIS they are usually referring to the United States Disciplinary Barracks located at Fort Leavenworth which is a maximum-security, penal facility of the military. The 2 are not related but are located within miles of each other and are both referred to as Leavenworth.
• Tommy Lee Jones speech: Ladies and Gentlemen. I want a hard target search of every residence, gas station, farmhouse, hen house, dog house, and outhouse in the area. You got that? Good. Now turn off those cameras and get out of our way! [From the movie The Fugitive, in which TLJ's character is in charge of finding Harrison Ford's]
• Most bodies turn up dead after 4 days.
• EOD: Explosive Ordinates Disposal Technician. They can make or disarm anything from a grenade to a backpack nuke.
• Bron: mixture of speed and codeine. It's illegal in the US, but available over the counter in the Philippines and Okinawa, Japan.
• Gallipoli was an amphibious attack. The defenders were prepared for a land based attack but the British surprised them by coming ashore and attacking the flanks.
• Big Chicken Dinner: Bad Conduct Discharge
18: Split Decision
• Igniter cap: When the sma is fired, this is ejected out the back.
• There are 3 ways to skin a mongoose.
• HEDP: High Explosive Duel Purposes (Leaves a crater)
• HEAA: High Explosive Anti Armor (Leaves a hole)
• Sweet Science: Practiced by a pugilist (boxing)
• The militias were once legitimate and a necessary source of defense for our country.
19: A Weak Link
• The lifetime odds of dying from a cliff fall are roughly the equivalent of the odds of dying from a collision with an asteroid.
• '66 Mustang: Revolutionary in it's day. Thunderbolt.
• Seal: Young, headstrong, likes to be the center of attention.
• SEALs - Navy Sea, Air, and Land Forces, commonly known as the Navy SEALs, are the Special Operations Forces of the US Navy, employed in direct action and special reconnaissance operations.
• Marine Code: Semper Fidelis; Always Faithful. Marine motto/code. Commonly abbreviated "Semper Fi"
• The Fugitive: Tommy Lee Jones
• The Searchers: The Duke
• Payback: Mel Gibson
• Bourbon is 125 proof. You sip it.
21: See No Evil
• JSOC: Joint Special Operations Command
• Amtrak: Average speed of 65 mph.
22: The Good Wives Club
• People can be frightened to death.
• Polo Pinus Engines: Commonly known as the dark ling beetle. As with all beetles, the dark ling has 2 sets of wings. One set of hard front wings and a set of soft wings used for flying.
• Probie: Probationary
• Ozzie and Harriet: (TV show) Ran for 14 years, 435 episodes. The episodes were a half hour long.
• Nelson Eddie: (Singer) The Forgotten Recordings.
• Stockholm Syndrome: Power and Control. The forming of an emotional attachment to the captor often forgetting being held captive.
• TBI: Truth By Intimidation
• You can fly a cobalt by yourself.
• Invaders From Mars: Film. Original 1953 version not the remake. Aliens landed in a field, took over the locals' minds leaving little red X's on the back of their necks. A kid tries to tell his mom and dad what's going on... camera slowly comes around and reveals X's on the back of mom and dad's necks.
• BOL: Balls Of Light
• Mammalian Cells: Human Flesh
24: Lt. Jane Doe
• Karma: What goes around, comes around. Like a boomerang.
• You can't search a body with no ID without disturbing the body.
• Assembly of the Collegium Mortem Scrutantium: The Society of Medical Examiners. Leonardo da Vinci founded the society.
• The City of London isn't actually all of London.
• Hotbox: A nickname for a bundle of receptors in the firewall that regulates the flow of energy throughout the system. When stimulated correctly, it sends waves and waves of rhythmic pulses. Waves that hyper crank the transfer speed of the digitized information.
• PSA: Personal Support Activity
• Leonardo da Vinci never gave the Mona Lisa to the patron who commissioned it. Instead, he carried the painting with him for the rest of his life.
• Teddy Roosevelt talked softly and carried a big stick.
• Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
• DNA does not lie.
25: The Bone Yard
• Salvatore Ferragamos: Italian shoes. Expensive; almost 500 bucks per pair.
• The name "DiNozzo" is Italian.
• FBI: Headquarters is located at the Hoover Building
• Ordinarily, you can't date bone unless it's been in the ground long enough to soak up fluorine, which is like hundreds of years. But sometimes being in a place where things get blown up all the time is a good thing.
• Mercury Fulminate was completely fazed out by the Military since 1986.
• Primacord used for blowing things up.
26: Terminal Leave
• Infrared Scope: With it, you can see through walls at night. Reads heat signatures.
• Star Witness: It's an enhancement program. Do a little homomorphic filtering, a little Deiner lacing, algorithm enhancement, and unsharp masking.
• Alexander The Great had a dog. A Mastiff named Paritas. Nobody laughed about her. When she died, he led the funeral procession, built monuments to her, and ordered yearly celebrations in her memory.
• Mercury is used as a vibration trigger. C4 and mercury is the exact same chemical signature as the bomb that AlQaeda Assassination teams use.
• If you're placing a bomb underneath a car, your right hand would be on the side panel.
• You're lying if your pupils contract and your heart rate starts to increase.
• Dorothy Stayers thought Moonstone was the best detective story ever written and T.S. Elliot called it the first true English detective novel.
27: Call Of Silence
• Suriname is a nation.
• You don't win the Medal of Honor. You are awarded it for conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty.
• John Wayne/ Sergeant Striker said, "Guys make mistakes I guess, but everyone make the whole stack of chips goes with it. (John Wayne played Sergeant Striker in the Movie "The Sands of Iwo Jima.")
28: Heart Break
• Charles Dickens used Spontaneous Combustion to kill off one of his characters - Mr. Crook - in the novel "Bleak House". It caused a minor uproar. Dickens was accused of perpetuating the age old superstition.
• Antimony sulfide and potassium chloride: matches.
• The Defiant Ones: Movie. Tony Curtis, Sydney Portier. These 2 guys - a black guy and a white guy - escaped from a southern chain gang. They were chained together and they fight each other every step of the way. Tony Curtis has an infected wrist and a bullet in his shoulder. There was a scene where the 2 of them nearly drowned in a river.
• Shih Tzu: A little annoying dog.
30: Black Water
• Professional Wrestling is fake.
• Anytime you write your name down, it's going in somebody's database and then being sold to somebody else.
• O Positive is the most common blood type. Individuals with type O negative blood are called universal donors because it can be given to individuals of any blood type.
• Passive blood drops (Perfect circle) are created by the force of gravity acting alone. In blood trails, the shape of drops are affected by gravity and movement. The trail always points in the direction of travel.
• It is impossible to die of boredom.
• Types of painkillers: Percoset, Vicodin, Oxycontin. Oxycontin is twice as addictive as heroin. It's more addictive than pistachios.
• Androgen lipstick: It increases a woman's libido.
• Kapatchie is a town outside of Palermo. In 1991 there was a mafia don sitting in a hillside orchard chain smoking and watching the road below. 2 cars in a tight formation came around the corner and the don hit a switch. The road exploded and it killed the chief magistrate prosecuting the Sicilian mafia; his wife and 3 bodyguards. The Italian carabiniere found the cigarette butts in the orchard and sent them to our FBI crime lab. They matched the DNA from from the saliva from the filters to the don. That was the first time that DNA was ever used successfully to prosecute a killer.
32: The Meat Puzzle
• In a catastrophic injury when the thumb is lost, the patient's hallux (Big toe) is removed and attached to the hand.
• The opposable thumb is one of the most important milestones in human evolution.
• Mortician Taxidermist: Wannabe medical examiner.
• Madam Curie: One of the world's most brilliant thinkers once said, "There is nothing in life to be feared. It is only to be understood."
• The Corgie was a protector of the farmer.
• Cyanoacrylate: superglue.
• It only takes 4 minutes to drain someones blood.
• When somebody dies, their sphincter and bladder relax.
• US money supply is contaminated with traces of cocaine. 4 out of 5 bills in circulation are contaminated with a level that can be detected by drug dogs.
• The only practical way to cure a herring is by smoking and salting. It turns the fish a crimson red and gives it a very distinctive smell. In the early 15th century, they used to train their hounds to hunt foxes by dragging a herring along the ground by a piece of string to leave a trail of scent for the dogs to follow. Then later on they would drag a red herring across the scent trail of a real fox to test the dogs' ability to ignore a false scent or false clue. Hence the term "Red Herring" became to mean a false clue designed to fool one's opponent.
• The etymology of the phrase "White Elephant" became to be because of it's rarity. The King of Siam declared all white elephants his personal property.
• To overclock processors, you either change the FSB or the multiplier walks.
• Dear John by mail: telling a male that his girlfriend is leaving; by mail or email.
• Statistically, married men live longer.
• It's against the law for a Federal agent to shoot someone once they've been arrested or in custody.
34. Caught On Tape
• Wooden bats are made out of maple or ash trees. Ash is more popular, but it tends to splinter more easily.
• EI: Enlisted Instructor
• POI: Person Of Interest
• Leaves of 3, let them be.
• Dogs can sense sarcasm.
• Toxicodendron radicans: The poison ivy plant.
• The Poison Ivy Plant has urushiol oil. Once it gets on your hands, it spreads by contact.
• All recordings leave a magnetic impression. Much like a computer hard drive. *(But not optical systems like CD, DVD or Blue Ray)*
35. Pop Life
• Nares are openings in your nose. *The word is synonymous with "nostril".*
• Brandi is the name of a singer and actress.
36. An Eye For An Eye
• The word "Autopsy" comes from the Greek meaning "To see with one's own eyes."
• The word "Keratoplasty" means "Corneal transplant surgery."
• People say: The eyes are the widows to the soul.
• TBA: Tri Border Area
• Eyes are organs.
• Corneal Transplantation dates back to 1905.
• Blog: Personal Internet journal. Web log.
• Pig Latin: Adds "ay" to the end of words starting with vowels or silent consonant sounds. If the word starts with an initial consonant or consonant cluster it is moved to the end of the word, and "ay" is added
• Laura: A movie by Otto Preminger. It's about a cop who falls in love with the painting of a girl who's head's been blown off with a shotgun.
•TAT: Tactical Analysis Team
• Puerto Iguazu, Argentina: The tri-border area.
• Es Capita: Spanish for "Rifle."
• The tri-border area is on the "The Tropic of Capricorn" where the borders of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet.
37. Bikini Wax
• Swirley: Take a kid by the ankles, dunk them in a toilet, flush, and it's usually reserved for dorks.
• GSM: Get Some Magazine
• Bikini Glue: You use it to keep your suit bottoms from riding up.
• Learn to anticipate. Always think a step ahead. You shouldn't have to ever waste time deciding what to do next.
• Spinners are a hip-hop thing.
38. Conspiracy Theory
• Goat Rope: Marine term that means half-way between FUBAR and SNAFU. *(FUBAR and SNAFU are military acronyms first used in WWII. FUBAR is F**ked Up Beyond All Recognition or Repair. SNAFU is Situation Normal: All F**ked Up.)*
• Defense contracts in the US are usually decided by the lowest bidder.
• Hanging leaves a tell-tale V-mark on the neck under both ears.
• Coincidences do not exist. *(A matter of opinion.)*
39. Red Cell
• Hell Week: Fraternal right of passage.
• Skivvies: Underwear
• Cat P: Coalitional Alliance Team for Peace