A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess was written over a period of three weeks after he was misdiagnosed with brain cancer and given a year to live.He decided to spend that year writing five novels to provide for his wife after his death. Ironically, he outlived her. heraldscotland.com/arts_e…
Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, saved a baby's life whilst filming Carpool Karaoke. A hysterical woman approached the set screaming "My baby can’t breathe”, Kiedis calmly took the child and restored it's breathing through CPR. He then resumed filming the show. radiox.co.uk/artists/red-…
Batman's secret identity, Bruce Wayne, was based on two real life heroes. His first name was based on Robert Bruce, a Scottish Patriot, and his last name is based on Mad Anthony Wayne, an American Revolutionary War officer known for his "mad" battlefield exploits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Upstate New York resident Anthony Mancinelli worked as a barber for 96 years, from the age of 12 until 6 weeks before his death at the age of 108. When he began cutting hair in 1923, he charged 25 cents for his services. Leading up to his death in 2019, he charged $19 for a haircut edition.cnn.com/2019/09/2…
Painter Anthony Van Dyke used to paint royalty considerably more attractive than they actually were. Sometimes going so far as to hid serious physical deformities. sartle.com/artwork/queen-…
Susan B. Anthony and the Suffragist Movement opposed the 15th Amendment (the right for all races to vote) history.com/news/suffragi…
Casey Anthony had β€œfool-proof suffocation methods” in her Firefox search history from the day before her daughter died. Police overlooked this evidence, because they only checked the history in Internet Explorer. cbsnews.com/news/casey-an…
John Anthony Walker, a US Navy officer who reported secrets to the Soviet Union for 18 years. He got his son involved, and even tried to involve his daughter. He was finally exposed when his ex-wife reported him. When asked about his spying, he said "KMart has better security than the Navy". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
There exists a "fly-in community" near Anthony, FL with a 7,550 ft runway capable of accommodating a Boeing 737 where residents can land their plane and park it in front of their mansions, and is home to actor John Travolta ocala-news.com/2019/07/16…
Today I learned of Sir Anthony Hopkins. Apart from a talented actor, he is also a famed painter and composer. He also has snuck a peice of his work in the film The Two Popes. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, had a sexual relationship with a 14 year old and wrote the song "Catholic School Girls Rule" about it. consequenceofsound.net/20…
Susan B. Anthony, although known for work for women's suffrage, was also an abolitionist: she collected anti-slavery petitions when she was 17, and in her 30's she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
Anthony Michael Hall was the youngest full cast member of Saturday Night Live at 17 years old. Eddie Murphy was 19 when he joined the cast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Anthony Hopkins gave up on Hollywood and returned to London’s West End theatre before his casting in The Silence of The Lambs. For his role as Hannibal Lecter, he won the Oscar for Best Actor and AFI lists the character as the #1 film villain of all time walesonline.co.uk/whats-o…
When Lawrence Anthony, known as "The Elephant Whisperer", passed away. A herd of elephants arrived at his house in South Africa to mourn him. Although the elephants were not alerted to the event, they travelled to his house and stood around for two days, and then dispersed. cbc.ca/strombo/news/sayin…
Today I learned about Anthony Pellicano, a Hollywood fixer recently released after 15yrs in prison for multiple indictments, he walked out to a six-figure trust funded by high level execs and Hollywood stars for his silence while incarcerated. deadline.com/2019/03/anth…
Actor Anthony Hopkins had a habit of reading his lines aloud 250 TIMES before shooting a movie. He also memorized a new poem every week to β€œexercise his mind” youtu.be/NP-Dw81oFJc
Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers Saved a Baby’s Life During Carpool Karaoke vanityfair.com/style/2016…
Anthony Daniels (as C-3PO, a humanoid protocol droid in the service of General Leia Organa) is the only actor to have appeared in all the episodic films in the Star Wars series. vulture.com/2015/12/antho…
Anthony Burgess sent a preliminary draft of A Clockwork Orange to Rolling Stone in place of an article and Hunter S. Thompson wrote a letter rejecting Burgess' "limey bullshit" and calling him "cheapjack scum." esquire.com/entertainment…
Frederick Douglas was asked what advice he had for a young man. "Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!" Douglass passed away in 1895, at the age of 77, after attending a women's rights meeting with Susan B. Anthony. digitalhistory.uh.edu/his…
An 86-year-old wrote an upbeat review for her local paper about a new Olive Garden. She was mercilessly mocked by the Internet. Anthony Bourdain thought she had a valuable POV on small town dining. So he published a book of her reviews. eater.com/2013/8/19/63856…
Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers used his bands headliner status to force less famous band Mr. Bungle out of playing several big festivals where both bands were to perform. The reason: Kiedis felt Mr. Bungle's singer "imitated his style" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
Today I learned of Anthony de Lucy, 3rd Baron Lucy. De Lucy was an English knight and crusader who died on campaign in the year 1368. In 1981 De Lucy's extremely well preserved remains were found in a crypt beneath the ruins of St. Bees Abbey in Lincolnshire, England, which had since become a car park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_…
Anthony Daniels, who endured years of discomfort in the C-3PO costume, was so annoyed by Alan Tudyk (Rogue One) playing K-2SO in the comfort of a motion-capture suit that he cursed at Tudyk. Tudyk later joked that a "fuck you" from Daniels was among the highest compliments he had ever received. cinemablend.com/news/1602…
When the USS Susan B. Anthony sank in 1944, after it was hit by a mine off the coast of Normandy, all 2,689 people aboard were saved. According to the Guinness world book of Records, this is the largest rescue of people without loss of life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
Anthony Bourdain at times wouldn't name the places he'd visit while filming. He did this sometimes to prevent tourists from turning a bar or restaurant into a tourist trap after filming there. npr.org/2017/10/20/558792…
Today I learned of a Brazilian grandmother who prays to a figurine of St. Anthony for years, only to discover it was an action figure of the elf Lord Elrond from the "Lord of the Rings" films. bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
Anthony Hopkins, when asked what he loves best about making movies, answered: "I love the hour in makeup. It gives you time to think and have a cup of coffee. It's my favorite part of the day. Having somebody dab things on your face, I love that. Then you go out and say things and they pay you." interviewmagazine.com/cul…
After Germany's surrender in WWI, and the subsequent limitations on their aircraft industry, Anthony Fokker moved his factory to West Virginia. moundsville.org/2019/02/0…
The Library of Congress has multiple crowdsourcing projects where anyone can help digitize historical documents. Active projects include transcribing letters and other writings from Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony, and Walt Whitman. crowd.loc.gov/campaigns-t…
Anthony Bourdain got a parasite from eating a raw warthog's anus, which had just expelled feces nypost.com/2013/04/21/ton…
C-3PO's actor, Anthony Daniels, flubbed most of his lines on the first day of shooting STAR WARS. After repeatedly messing up, George Lucas came up to Daniels and said, "You can say anything you like. We can fix it later." Daniels then proceeded to speak his next lines in gibberish youtu.be/8fCqhpV2SG4?t=61…
Today I learned about an Aptronym, which is when someone's name suits their personality (like Lonzo Ball who is a basketball player or Anthony Weiner who was involved in a sex scandal). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apt…
"Se7en" was supposed to get a sequel, titled "Ei8ht". The movie was supposed to reveal that detective Somerset was a psychic. The project was eventually scrapped, and the script was later rewritten and turned into "Solace", a psychological thriller starring Anthony Hopkins. vocal.media/geeks/sweet-s…
A spy for the Soviets was working and secretly lurking inside UK's Buckingham Palace. Anthony Blunt worked as a Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, looking after one of the largest art collections in the world. He held the position for 27 years, the first 19 of those he operated undetected. theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
Of Tennessee politician, Byron Low Tax Looper. In 1998, in order to advance his political career, he legally changed his middle name from "Anthony" to "Low Tax". He also murdered his election opponent and was given a life sentence in prison. wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_…
In Indiana Jones and the last crusade, Most of the uniforms, worn by the Nazis in the Berlin book burning scene, are authentic World War II uniforms, and not costumes. A cache of old uniforms was found in Germany, and obtained by Costume Designer Anthony Powell to be used in the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
After marathoning Breaking Bad, Anthony Hopkins wrote Bryan Cranston a fan letter, saying (among other things) "Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever." gawker.com/anthony-hopkin…
Serial killer Cary Anthony Stayner, convicted and sentenced to death in the murders of four women in 1999, is the older brother of Steven Stayner, the child kidnapping victim whose case was made famous in the TV miniseries "I Know My First Name Is Steven." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Today I learned of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, a 19th century MP . He was involved in the reforming of insane asylums, responsible for several important child labour laws, and campaigned against the opium trade. As a result of his philanthropy he was known as 'The poor man's Earl'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Anthony Cymerys an 82 years old barber would go out every Wednesday with his chair, a pair of slippers and a car battery to power his clippers at a local park in Hartford. He gives free haircuts to the homeless and doesn't charge them a dime, all you had to do in exchange is to give him a hug. cbsnews.com/news/homeless…
In 1975 A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess wrote an early draft script for The Spy Who Loved Me which climaxed with James Bond using acupuncture to foil hippy terrorists newstatesman.com/culture/…
Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome only 10 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
During the first meeting between Lecter and Starling, Anthony Hopkins's mocking of Jodie Foster's southern accent was improvised on the spot. Foster's horrified reaction was genuine; she felt personally attacked. She later thanked Hopkins for generating such an honest reaction. hollywood.com/movies/the-…
In 1944, 22-year-old Corporal Anthony Damato threw himself on an enemy hand grenade, saving the lives of his two Marines at the cost of his own life. President Roosevelt later awarded him the Medal of Honor calling it a "fearless and valiant sacrifice reflecting great upon himself and the US". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Dr. Anthony Atala out of Boston Children's Hospital successfully 3D bio-printed a bladder for a cancer patient and it is continually to function after over a decade. 3dprintingindustry.com/ne…
Susan B. Anthony's father withdrew her from a school that would not allow her to learn long division as boys did. kenburns.com/films/alone/
Anthony Daniels, voice of C-3PO, played Legolas in the 1978 adaption of The Lord of the Rings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Anthony Michael Hall is the youngest Saturday Night Live cast-member at 17 years old - joining the cast of Season 11 in 1985 with Robert Downey Jr., who was only 20 years old at the time. wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturd…

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