Joyce Vincent, the woman who died in her apartment and lay undiscovered in front of her TV which kept running for three years, was actually very popular in real life but somehow, no one noticed when she died. theguardian.com/film/2011…
Rick Moranis improvised his entire Louis Tully speech in Ghostbusters at his apartment party, none of that was scripted. He decided he'd be a tax accountant and riffed all that gold. "I'm giving this whole thing as a promotional expense, that's why I invited clients instead of friends." cinemablend.com/news/1532…
The Eiffel tower has a reletively untouched apartment designed and put in by Gustav Eiffel which few people were ever allowed in and he turned down every request by wealthy Parisians who wanted to stay the night in it. cntraveler.com/stories/20…
Today I learned about Habitat 67, a high capacity, apartment style living space that was developed to try and handle some of the issues coming from rapid urban development at the time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hab…
A man tried to rob a woman who was standing alone outside her apartment in Rio de Janeiro. The young woman turned out to be MMA fighter Polyana Viana, who proceeded to punch and kick the man and subdue him until the police arrived. abc.net.au/news/2019-01-0…
Annie Murphy (Alexis from Schitt’s Creek) almost quit her acting career after her apartment burnt to the ground and she had $3 in her bank account. A couple days later she secured her audition for Alexis. cnbc.com/2020/01/30/annie…
In Chapel Hill, NC, there’s an apartment complex with a fully operational Target on the first floor. bizjournals.com/triangle/…
The poet Charles de Gaulle, uncle of the general/politician of the same name, was fluent in Breton, Welsh, and Gaelic. Additonally de Gaulle wrote extensive poetry in the languages, but never visited a Celtic-speaking country, as his poor health confined him to his apartment in Paris. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Novelty New Years Glasses were invented by two struggling musicians/best friends Richard Sclafani and Peter Cicero, who jotted the design down on a napkin during a late night of smoking weed and doodling in their Seattle apartment. melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
The law in NYC tends to favor the rights of musicians to make a β€œreasonable” amount of noise during the day. Another option is the "Whisper Room", a 4Γ—4 foot booth that one can practice inside of which eliminates noise for neighbors while cutting it down by 70% inside your apartment bestsaxophonewebsiteever.…
A Philadelphia archivist and activist named Marion Stokes continuously recorded major US channels from 1977 to her death in 2012, eventually filling 9 apartments with 71,716 tapes. The collection is now being digitized by The Internet Archive. Most footage would otherwise be lost forever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
US embassy in Baghdad, Iraq is world's largest (almost of the same size as Vatican City). It houses its own power station, water & sewage treatment, internet and phone network, gym, cinema and sports facilities. Also has 6 apartment buildings for employees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emb…
Today I learned about a man who calls himself Luis Nostromo who transformed his Barcelona apartment into a replica of the spaceship from "Alien" odditycentral.com/news/fa…
A man named beneficiaries in his will by picking 70 random names out of a phone book. His estate included a 12-room apartment in Lisbon, a house, a luxury car, two motorcycles, and money in bank accounts. Each beneficiary received several thousand euros. theguardian.com/world/200…
Today I learned of Anatoly Moskvin who mummified the bodies of 26 girls and dressed them as dolls over the course of 10 years. He placed them throughout his apartment and treated them like his children, by celebrating their birthdays and singing. bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
Actor Robert Pattinson dealt with an obsessed fan who had been camping outside his apartment by taking her out on a dinner date. "I just complained about everything in my life and she never came back." today.com/popculture/twil…
In 1986, when a murdered woman was found by her husband in their LA apartment, the LAPD considered the case a botched burglary. The woman’s father said that an old lover of his daughter’s husband-an LA cop, was the murderer. He was proven right by a DNA match over 20 years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
A guy filed a change-of-address form to the USPS where he changed the address of the UPS headquarters and got all their mail sent to his apartment. It took three months before this was discovered. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
The Carnegie libraries in New York are topped with apartments. Each library had a custodian who was tasked with keeping the coal furnace burning and lived in the library, often with his family. atlasobscura.com/articles…
If an apartment in Paris has a direct view of the Eifel Tower, rent is automatically 2-3x the average of the neighborhood. parispropertygroup.com/bl…
Despite its rapid population decline since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the settlement of Tiksi in Russia remains the world's most northerly settlement with a population of over 5,000 and many of its apartment blocks have been abandoned en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tik…
Today I learned about the Magna Doodle from the TV show Friends. It's in Chandler and Joey's apartment and appears in the background in 88 episodes, usually with episode-relevant messages or illustrations. The same Magna Doodle later appeared in the Joey spin-off series. comedycentral.co.uk/news/…
Anatoly Moskvin, a Russian philologist, historian and linguist, thought to be collecting antique dolls was arrested in 2011 after the mummified bodies of 26 girls between the ages of 3 and 15 were discovered in his apartment. His parents saw the mummies, but mistook them for large dolls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
Most people in the ancient city of Rome lived in apartment buildings that lacked kitchens. Thus most people relied on prepared food was sold at pubs, inns, and food stalls. Some establishments had counter tops fitted with openings for pots that may have kept food warm for extended serving. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
In 1972, hours after George Wallace was shot in an assassination attempt, Nixon rushed E. Howard Hunt to the shooter's apartment to plant campaign literature for Democrat George McGovern, hoping to sway McGovern supporters to Nixon. Hunt called it off after FBI sealed off the apartment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Eric Clapton’s Tears In Heaven was written about his 4 year old son, Connor Clapton, who died by falling out of an apartment building. biography.com/news/eric-c…
A 74-year-old woman lay dead for a decade in her apartment before someone found her body. She lived in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and have died by natural causes. Since she was not officially dead, her pension would be paid every month and the bills would be automatically paid. None noticed. dutchnews.nl/news/2013/11…
Walt Disney had a neat little private apartment above the fire house off the Town Square in Disneyland complete with with a 2nd floor terrace. Even today there is always a lamp burning in the window above the old firehouse justdisney.com/features/a…
It cost $20 million to evict the last four tenants of a Manhattan apartment building to renovate it. The last tenant was so stubborn and savvy that he received $17 million of the money, plus use of a $2 million condo for life. nypost.com/2014/03/02/hot…
In 2006, a Norwegian woman living in an apartment above a pub, suddently found her kitchen tap pouring beer, and not water, due to a plumbing error in the pub. cbc.ca/news/world/kitchen…
The largest sum paid for a painting by Giovanni Boldini (€2.1 million) was for one found in an unoccupied and decadent Paris apartment frozen in time since 1942. The painting of his mistress had sat unseen for 68 years after her family fled the Nazi's to never return (rent paid til their death). anothermag.com/art-photog…
Today I learned of Hedviga Golik a Croatian woman who died in front of her television in her apartment in Zagreb in 1966 and was found 42 years later in 2008 gizmodo.com/woman-who-die…
Seinfeld, Mad About You, and Friends all exist in the same universe. Kramer is subletting his apartment from Paul; Jamie appeared in an episode of Friends and mistook Phoebe for Ursula; Ursula works as a waitress in Mad About You eonline.com/news/565106/w…
An untouched apartment in Paris opened after 70 years had a painting worth $3.4M astoriedstyle.com/a-look-…
Lemmy Kilmister of MotΓΆrhead loved to play a particular arcade game at his local bar. When he found out he was terminally ill, the bar owner brought the game machine to Lemmy's apartment so he could keep playing it at home. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
In the late 1960s Danny DeVito shared a New York apartment with fellow actor Michael Douglas at 338 West 89th Street in Manhattan where the rent was $75 each per month. guyanachronicle.com/2014/…
The company Samsung accounts for 15% of South Korea's entire economy, and that South Koreans often live in Samsung owned apartment buildings, can get treatment from Samsung-owned medical centers, go to Samsung universities, and even end up at a Samsung funeral parlor when they die. money.cnn.com/2017/02/17/…
Vorkuta is one of Russia’s fastest dying cities but is technically the fourth most populous settlement north of the Arctic Circle. In many apartment complexes throughout Vorkuta, there are just one or two families left meduza.io/en/feature/2020…
Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X, was killed by her own twelve-year-old grandson in 1997. Wanting to return to his mother, who was in treatment as part of a plea agreement for plotting to kill Louis Farrakhan, he set his grandmother's apartment on fire. She died weeks later of her injuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
Actor Robert Pattinson dealt with an obsessed fan who had been camping outside his apartment by taking her out on a dinner date. today.com/popculture/twil…
In 1989 in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, inside the apartment building wall was found radioactive cesium-137 capsule (that was lost in quarry). 4 residents of the building had died from leukemia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kra…
An Israeli couple were forced to pay over $2000 for an apartment they never rented because their use of smiley and champagne emojis in a text with the prospective landlord conveyed "great optimism", causing him to take the property off the market. complex.com/life/2017/05/…
The world's first computer: The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC). Originally built at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering, in 1946, ENIAC weighed 60,000 pounds and took up a room larger than most studio apartments (1,500 square feet). britannica.com/technology…
Today I learned about MS The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht. The 150-200 residents who live aboard make decisions about the ship's itinerary, finances, and lifestyle and are looked after by a crew of 280. Apartments cost between $2-15 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
While the punishment for an incelibate Vestal Virgin was to be buried alive, ancient Roman law forbade burials within the city. Offenders instead were entombed in small underground apartments with food and provisions, changing the legal definition to "descending into a habitable room." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ves…
In 2007, "Big Bang Theory" set designers toured the apartments being used by current graduate students to see how young scientists really live. They did a faithful re-creation of the apartments, but after CBS tested the show, the sets were scrapped because they were too depressing. npr.org/sections/monkeyse…
For 10 years, Emerich Juettner printed poorly made counterfeit $1 bills (Washington was spelled Wasihgton). He never used more than $1 at a time and never in the same place twice. He was caught only after a fire at his apartment. He was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, and a $1 fine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eme…
Radioactive steel accidentally contaminated with Cobolt-60 was used to build hundreds of apartments in Taiwan in 1980, that were occupied for 20 years, and some studies show beneficial outcomes from the exposure. smh.com.au/national/glowi…
In 1951, a woman sitting in her Florida apartment caught on fire. When found the next day, all that was left was her backbone, her left foot and her skull, shrunk to the size of a cup. Nothing else in the apartment burned. Police were stumped. Some think it was spontaneous human combustion. tampabay.com/news/florida…
In 2011, it was discovered by police that the 26 life-sized "dolls" that Russian academic Anatoly Moskvin kept in his apartment each contained a child's corpse. He had dug them up, planning to resurrect them through magic, and built the dolls to give them a body for their resurrection. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…

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