Co-writer of "Take Me Home, Country Roads," Bill Danoff, had never been to West Virginia and actually considered using Massachusetts in the lyrics instead. He also later went on to write and record the 1976 #1 hit "Afternoon Delight." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Georges Seurat's 1886 A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is composed of millions of tiny dots rather than brush strokes. artic.edu/artworks/27992/…
John Stanley Wojtowicz, in 1972, robbed a bank to pay for his wife's sex change surgery. His actions inspired the movie "Dog Day Afternoon". aventurasnahistoria.uol.c…
During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two standard-sized swimming pools, and in one year you can fill two bathtubs with your saliva. Salivary glands produce the most saliva during the afternoons and the least amount during the evenings. northerndentalcentre.ca/f…
While bank robber John Wojtowicz - who the 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon was based on - was unsuccessful in stealing the money to pay for his spouse's sexual reassignment surgery, he was later able to do so using the royalties he was paid from the movie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog…
Aerosmith did not get their name from the Sinclair Lewis novel Arrowsmith as is rumored, but instead from drummer Joey Kramer’s obsession with the Harry Nilsson album Aerial Ballet. Kramer suggested the name to his bandmates after an afternoon of getting high and watching Three Stooges reruns en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aer…
War for the Spartans was in some ways a respite from the strict schedule of their everyday lives and was almost seen as a holiday. Physical exercise was less rigorous, they were allowed a regimen less rigid and in the afternoons, they held competitions, sang hymns and recited poetry. nationalgeographic.com/hi…
Today I learned of the Everleigh Club, a former brothel in Chicago, Illinois, that was in operation from 1900 to October 1911, would serve iced clam juice and a tablet of aspirin as a starter for breakfast, which began at 2:00 in the afternoon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Commodus, a Roman emperor often portrayed in media as vile and cruel, would shoot hundreds of animals with arrows and javelins every morning, and fought as a gladiator every afternoon, winning all the fights. He was strangled by his wrestler partner and declared a public enemy post death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Today I learned about Stubbs, the mayor cat of Alaska, who drank catnip water out of a wine glass every afternoon. in.reuters.com/article/al…
The best time of day to cut roses is in the afternoon. Sugars that feed the blooming process accumulate during the day, and peak in late afternoon. rose.org/single-post/2018…
Today I learned of Ann Hodges, the only known and confirmed meteorite victim in human history. The meteorite breaks through their ceiling one afternoon in 1954 while she was sleeping on her couch and left a large bruise in her thigh. The meteorite was eventually donated to Alabama Museum of Natural History. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The optimal nap time is 7-8 hours after wake up time (early / mid-afternoon depending on when you wake up), for 20-45 min (to prevent sleep onset issues). Longer naps should be taken earlier in the day if you are trying to catch up on sleep debt. archive.boston.com/boston…
There is a village in India whose main export are men! This village prepares men to become bouncers for nightclubs and bars. They do so by having a 2 hour workout in the morning, followed by a 2 hour workout in the afternoon, in combination with high-protein food. cnn.com/2014/11/30/world/…
In 1995, Theo MΓΌller - head of yoghurt company MΓΌller - was kidnapped and held at gunpoint. MΓΌller threw himself out of the car and promptly returned to work that afternoon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today i learned the β€œsiesta,” or early afternoon nap, is a widely-known tradition. A siesta is a nap following a midday meal. It can vary in duration. Some people will indulge in only a brief 10-20-minute siesta, while others go all out and enjoy a two-hour snooze. triptrivia.com/why-do-som…
Today I learned of Cameron Ross Burgess, who shot himself in the head in front of the White House on the afternoon of March 4, 2018. Four days later reporters discovered his apartment was untouched by investigators and his roommates didn't even know he was dead. tampabay.com/news/publics…
Obese people tend to eat little in the morning and much in the afternoon and evening. Going to bed a little hungry, a number of days each week, is going to drop the pounds chatelaine.com/health/fit…
The Detroit Lions started playing every Thanksgiving in 1938 as a marketing ploy to Garner more fans. The owner of the team also owned 93 radio affiliates and used that position to broadcast the games every year. Since 1978 the Dallas Cowboys also play on the holiday, taking the afternoon slot. sportingnews.com/us/nfl/n…
Adolf Hitler was a movie buff who would stay up watching foreign movies and sometimes not go to sleep until 10 in the morning. This meant that he wouldn't get out of bed until some time in the afternoon. His first meeting of the day was therefore at his breakfast, which to his guests was dinner. historytoday.com/miscella…
Too much exposure to sun or heat drains the flowers of their bright colors. Many flowers prefer morning sun and filtered afternoon light. Other causes of faded flower color include the fact that flowers generally fade after pollination. gardeningknowhow.com/plan…
Cactus flesh will taste sour in the morning and sweet in the afternoon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
A secretary told Steve Jobs she was late for work because her car wouldn't start – Jobs came back the same afternoon and threw her a set of keys for a brand new Jaguar saying: "Here, don't be late anymore." wral.com/news/local/story…
Studio Directors knew to film John Wayne's scenes before noon, because by the afternoon he was a 'real mean drunk'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned of Siesta, which is a nap taken in the early afternoon, often after the midday meal. Such a period of sleep is a common tradition in some countries, particularly those where the weather is warm. Benefits of siesta include boost in cognitive function and stress reduction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bip…
Today I learned about Joel Youngblood, the only Major League Baseball player to get hits for two teams on the same day. As a member of the Mets, he played an afternoon game against the Cubs. After the game, he was traded to the Expos, which played that night against the Phillies in Philadelphia. sportingnews.com/us/mlb/n…
Today I learned that doctors are more likely to proscribe unnecessary antibiotics in the afternoon than in the morning. npr.org/2018/01/17/578666…
In order to discover that penguins sleep more deeply in the afternoon, scientists crept up on sleeping king penguins at different times of the day and poked them with a stick until they woke up. nature.com/news/2002/0209…
People who are prone to staying up past midnight and sleeping in til the afternoon could possibly have a circadian rhythm dysfunction known as Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder. circadiansleepdisorders.o…
UPS provided charter passenger service in the late 1990s. They would install passenger interiors in five of their cargo aircraft each Friday, then fly to/from tropical destinations during the weekend, and convert the planes back to cargo by Monday afternoon. aerosavvy.com/ups-727-pas…
John Wojtowicz used scenes from "The Godfather" as inspiration of how to pull off his infamous 1972 bank robbery. A movie was made based on the robbery called "Dog Day Afternoon", it starred Al Pacino and John Cazale, both famous for starring in "The Godfather". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Night of The Living Dead premiered in October 1968. At the time, pre-teens and adolescents were allowed to watch the movie during Saturday afternoon matinees. Most of them were upset by the film's graphic violence. Ironically the MPAA film rating system was released in November 1968. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nig…
After the outbreak of WWII the BBC stopped service abruptly after playing a Mickey Mouse cartoon. The service resumed again on June 7 1946 with the message "Good afternoon everybody. How are you? Do you remember me Jasmine Bligh?" followed by the same Mickey Mouse cartoon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Walt Disney hired 11 dwarfs for the premiere of Pinocchio to dress up like the puppet and greet children. Left with a day's worth of food and wine, by mid-afternoon there were 11 naked dwarfs running around screaming obscenities at the crowd. hollywoodstories.com/page…
When Night of the Living Dead was released in 1968 it was given an afternoon matinee, which meant a large portion of its audience was children en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nig…
Today I learned of β€œThe Liver Run”, wherein police had to transport a liver to a patient in surgery from Stansed Airport in Essex to Cromwell Hospital 29 miles away in 35 minutes on a Friday afternoon across central London youtu.be/qTN5X4JZFjU
The Joy of Painting host Bob Ross developed his quick-painting technique in order to sell paintings inside of old Alaskan gold panning tins on his lunch break. - ''I used to go home at lunch and do a couple while I had my sandwich. I'd take them back that afternoon and sell them.'' articles.orlandosentinel.…
Navy SEALs began as a Naval Combat Demolition Unit eliminating obstacles on enemy-held beaches at Normandy prior to invasion. The NCDUs at Omaha Beach blew 8 complete gaps and 2 partial gaps in the German defenses by clearing 700 yds of beach in 2 hours, another 900 yds by the afternoon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
It is illegal to play hopscotch on a Sunday afternoon in Missouri blog.lawinfo.com/2011/08/…
In the afternoon of 9/11, Rumsfeld gave the following directive to his aides: "Judge whether good enough hit S.H." (Saddam Hussein) at same time. Not only UBL" (Osama bin Laden). Need to move swiftly – Near term target needs – go massive – sweep it all up. Things related and not." theguardian.com/world/200…
Walt Disney hired 11 dwarfs for the premiere of Pinocchio to dress up like the puppet and greet children. Left with a day's worth of food and wine, by mid-afternoon there were 11 naked dwarfs running around screaming obscenities at the crowd. hollywoodstories.com/page…
Tony Lip, real life basis for his namesake character in the new film, "Greenbook", acted in The Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Donnie Brasco, and The Sopranos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
Two critics of modernist poetry wrote a series of poems in one afternoon using "the first words that came to their heads" and got them published to one of the most significant literary magazines in Australia. The publisher loved them and was later humiliated when the hoax was revealed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern…
Ernest Hemingway invented a cocktail: Absinthe and Champagne or, "Death in the Afternoon." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
The word 'afternoon' originally referred to the period in the day after the ninth hour (nona). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aft…
Dogs can tell time with their noses. Even without a clock or smartphone nearby, we can guess when it’s about mid-afternoon by the way the light is hitting something, or how the heat of the sun feels on our skin. Dogs do the equivalent of that with their noses. nymag.com/scienceofus/201…
Before Van Morrison began his solo career he was contractually obliged to produce 31 songs for his label. He recorded 31 minute long, nonsensical songs in one afternoon, such as 'Want a Danish?' a song about wanting a danish youtube.com/watch?v=4nb41…
Directors were told to shoot John Wayne's scenes before noon, because by afternoon he "was a mean drunk". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The Black Death of Childbed ravaged Europe killing as high as 70% of delivering mothers. physicians studied the issue by conducting autopsies in the morning and then delivering babies in the afternoon. The issue was the physicians themselves not washing their hands. youtu.be/nJxQ2kUGJkA?t=7m…
The songwriters responsible for "Afternoon Delight" also co-wrote "Take Me Home, Country Roads" with John Denver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…

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