Axe body spray is called Lynx in countries such as the UK, Australia, and China. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axe…
Yukon Cornelius licks his pick-axe throughout Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer because he's searching for peppermint, which he finds in a deleted scene. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rud…
, Russian revolutionary, Leon Trotsky, was assassinated by RamΓ³n Mercader in 1940 using an ice axe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
A suspected serial killer was shot dead by a sex worker when he entered her home. 4 sets of handcuffs were found on him. When police searched his car, they found a machete, axes, knives, a shovel, bleach, and garbage bags, a sledgehammer, and a bullet proof vest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nea…
The guy who played LG in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 died in an axe murder en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
Peter Porco, after being hit in the head 16 times with an axe, woke up with his alarm and shaved, prepared breakfast, retrieved the newspaper and made his lunch all before succumbing to his injuries. youtu.be/3beEkXoZUao
Tsuyama massacre (1938) was the deadliest shooting by lone gunman in Japanese history. This happened because women in village rejected his sexual advances. So, 21 years old Mutsuo Toi went rampage and killed 30 people with his shotgun, axe and katana. Toi's grandma was also one of the victims devastatingdisasters.com/…
Today I learned an Adze is a sideways Axe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adz…
In the early years of Charles Schulz' "Peanuts", there was once a character called Charlotte Braun, who was quickly dropped by a fan request. Upon receiving the message from that fan, Schulz wrote back that they would be responsible for the character's death and drew her with an axe on her head. historybyzim.com/2014/04/…
Researchers have observed that the rotation axes of the central supermassive black holes in a sample of quasars are parallel to each other over distances of billions of light-years. The rotation axes of these quasars tend to be aligned with the vast structures in the cosmic web. eso.org/public/usa/news/e…
Today I learned of Operation Paul Bunyan. Launched in response to the Korean Axe Murder Incident where Americans trimming a tree in the DMZ were killed by North Koreans, the US went back to cut it down. Bringing with them overwhelming firepower with hundreds of soldiers (some with suicide vests) and air support theatlantic.com/internati…
Walt Disney personally hated the Goofy character and found its cartoons to be 'stupid'. The only reason he didn't axe the character is because it gave work to so many animators. themousecastle.com/2010/1…
One of the first crimes recorded in Antarctica was at the USSR's Vostok Station, where one scientist attacked another with an ice axe after losing a game of chess. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
Shadow of War developer Michael Forgey who died from a brain tumor is immortalized as an in-game orc-slayer. Forgey played in a band called Orc Slayer and his character, Forthog Orc-Slayer, wields a guitar-shaped battle axe. eurogamer.net/articles/20…
London pays yearly rent for a property to the Queen since 1211 with an axe, a knife, 6 horseshoes, and 61 nails. atlasobscura.com/articles…
In the 1960s, a woman found the head of an axe, a gashed skull, and macabre sketches of murder victims in an iron tub in her attic. It turned out to be the evidence from the Lizzie Borden murder trial- her father had been Lizzie’s lawyer, and she’d given him the evidence after her acquittal. youtube.com/watch?v=TwXAI…
There's a fearsome creature in North American mythology that's basically a little puppy in the shape of an axe, and it hops about from camp to camp to eat the axehandles belonging inattentive lumberjacks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axe…
Today I learned of the Talheim Death Pit, a mass grave dating to 5000BC, containing the remains of 34 bodies, bearing some of the earliest evidence of habitual warfare, including fatal adze, axe and arrow wounds to the back of the head. It has been suggested that this site represents an early form of genocide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tal…
J.R.R. Tolkien had been known to (as a practical joke) dress up as an axe-wielding Anglo-Saxon warrior and chase his neighbor down the street. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The city of London still pays rent to the Queen on land it leased in 1211. Nobody even knows where the land is located anymore. But over the past centuries, the city has paid the same flat rate: a knife, an axe, six oversized horseshoes, and 61 nails. historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
The Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz series was once a man named Nick Chopper. A witch cursed his axe causing it dismember him over time. He then had each bit replaced until he was completely metal. Upon encountering his surviving human head, they argue as to which one is the real Nick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
Axe advertising was targeted to work on insecure males. The ads were so succesful that the brand eventually backpedaled, as the brand was being too closely associated with their target group. businessinsider.com/axe-a…
While in prison, Clyde Barrow (Bonnie and Clyde) tried to avoid hard labor by chopping off two of his toes with an axe. As a result, he drove his getaway cars wearing only socks because he couldn’t balance correctly on the pedals of a car when wearing shoes. This is why he died wearing socks. biography.com/news/bonnie…
The Jacobite Earl of Nithsdale was sentenced to the axe. His wife paid a final visit to the Tower of London, accompanied by two maids. They dressed him in women's clothes, a headdress and caked his face in make-up to hide his long beard. The transvestite Lord then simply walked out of his cell londonist.com/london/hist…
Today I learned about The Dzhanibekov Effect aka Tennis Racket Effect which describes the motion of objects with 3 main axes of rotation. It has been understood for 150 years but in low gravity, you can see such objects flipping their orientation back and forth at regular intervals as they spin on their own. youtube.com/watch?v=1VPfZ…
In 1992 two civil activists calling themselves β€œThe Harriet Tubman-Sarah Connor Brigade” broke into two clean rooms holding 9 GPS satellites being built for the U.S. Air Force and attacked one of them with an axe over 60 times, causing $2 million in damages theatlantic.com/technolog…
Scottish mountaineer Hamish MacInnes. Invented the all metal ice axe, short ice axe with hammer and incline picks, the MacInnes stretcher and writing the international mountain rescue hand book. He was also climbing double and safety advisor on the Eiger sanction and the mission. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
Irina Gaidamachuk, a Russian serial killer, who would murder her victims with an axe before robbing them. When caught by police Gaidamachuk stated that she committed the murder-robberies to pay for vodka to feed her alcohol addiction, as her husband refused to give her money for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
The king of hearts is called the suicide king because he is shown sticking a sword in his head. This is the result of centuries of bad copying as he was originally holding an axe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
The city of London is still paying rent of a sharp axe, a billhook, 6 horseshoes, and 61 nails to the Queen on a property leased in 1211 atlasobscura.com/articles…
The oldest innovations were hand axes designed to be held in the palm of the hand. They were great at chopping down branches, chopping up the carcass of a large animal, digging for water to drink, or digging up tubers to eat. From 1.2M yrs ago to 500K yrs ago, the tech remained largely unchanged npr.org/sections/goatsand…
While constructing a tunnel in Denmark, Stone Age artifacts were uncovered in the aerobic clay. Among the discoveries was a stone axe with wooden shaft still attached, estimated to be 5,500 years old. nbcnews.com/science/scien…
Willmer β€œLittle Axe” Broadnax, a Gospel quartet tenor popular in the 1930s & 40s, was discovered upon his death in 1992 to be a transgender manβ€”something only he and his brother had known. ubuntubiographyproject.co…
Despite suffering 16 axe blows to the head, a man still lived long enough to go around and enact his morning routine in a zombie-like state- dressing, making breakfast, and even getting the morning paper, before succumbing to his wounds. youtube.com/watch?v=xrOwy…
The origin of the phrase 'fly off the handle' originated in the USA in the 1800s when loosely fitted axe-handles would fly off while cutting a tree and impale someone or break something. writingexplained.org/idio…
In 1589 John Stubbs was sentenced by Queen Elizabeth to have his hand severed for seditious writing, and before the axe fell, he cried out, "My calamity is at hand!" - thus becoming the only known victim of Elizabeth to incorporate a pun at his dismemberment. He then fainted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The electric chair was intended to be more humane than hanging. But the first in NY in 1890 took 8 minutes and two attempts. Comments included "they would have done better using an axe", and "an awful spectacle, far worse than hanging". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
As the strongest and most imposing members of a company, British Pioneer Sergeants would march with a shovel and axe to clear a path for troops, kill horses wounded in battle, and grow beards for protection while smithing. forces.tv/42849745
A farmer in Chile tried to kill a pig by shooting at it after failing to kill it with an axe, but the bullet bounced and landed on the face of one of the farmer's employees. "The immortal pig" they call him nowadays. digitaljournal.com/articl…
Lizzie Borden, who is famous for killing her Father and Stepmother with an axe, was actually acquitted of all charges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz…
A school had to be shut down after some 6th graders sprayed too much Axe which lead to several kids being hospitalised for it. newsfeed.time.com/2013/10…
Abraham Lincoln never said "if i knew that i had eight hours to chop a tree down, i would spend the first six sharpening my axe" - actually, the first variation on this adage first appeared in 1956, on an agricultural education paper, it was credited to an anonymous woodsman. rd.com/culture/fake-quote…
Today I learned of William Unek, an African spree killer who killed 21 people with an axe in less than an hour and a half before escaping and starting a new life. 3 years later he went on a second rampage, killing 36 more people in less than 12 hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Unilever, the company known for beauty and personal care products such as Axe and Dove, is the same company that discovered the technique of creating popping boba. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sph…
The mother of a teenager murdered in a 2005 racist axe attack forgave his killers: "Unforgiveness makes you a victim and why should I be a victim?... Hate killed my son, so why should I be a victim too?" news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/engla…
Today I learned about Robert Durnst, who was acquitted of murder despite admitting "to using a paring knife, two saws, and an axe to dismember [his neighbor]'s body before bagging and dumping his remains". His wife went missing in the 70's & the friend who vouched for his innocence was killed execution style. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
A school had to be shut down after 6th graders sprayed too much Axe, and several kids had to be hospitalised for it. newsfeed.time.com/2013/10…
An anonymous donor sent two Bronze Age axes and two pieces of rare Viking jewelry to the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. The museum believes the items were illegally excavated. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Axe Body Spray used to be called "Axis" and was almost discontinued before its rebranding youtube.com/watch?v=IKMr6…
, Lou Perryman who played 'L.G' in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2' was killed in 2009 by Seth Christopher Tatum, a convict who was just released from prison for robbery who knocked on his door and killed him with an axe austinchronicle.com/daily…

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