Supreme stole their famous box logo from another artist named Barbara Kruger. When Supreme sued another company for copyright infringement of their box logo, Kruger was asked for comment by a Complex editor. Her comment was β€œWhat a ridiculous clusterfuck of totally uncool jokers”. thecut.com/2017/11/i-thin…
Song It's Raining Men was rejected by Donna Summer, Barbara Streisand, Cher and Diana Ross. Backing singers Martha Wash and Izora Armstead then recorded it, with the duo now named The Weather Girls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
The founder of Barbie named the dolls after her kids, Barbara and Kenneth. Therefore, the real Barbie and Ken are actually brother and sister. barbie.mattel.com/en-us/a…
Daniel Craig got the role of James Bond mostly thanks to a scene from the movie Layer Cake where he acts a 'Bondesque' performance when his characters is trying a handgun in hallway. While already nominated for the role, producer Barbara Broccoli was convinced to cast him for the role of 007 huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012…
The first time a state was represented in the U.S. Senate by two women was 1993 with California's Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. The state has only been represented by women in the Senate ever since. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
The first Earth Day was in 1970 and was proposed by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. After seeing the damage caused by a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969, he was inspired to educate the public about the environment. youtu.be/b6LUaGy1ChA
Humans and many other Eukaryotes have segments of DNA that hop around to different positions on chromosomes. They're called Transposons, or "Jumping Genes," and their discoverer Barbara McClintock was ridiculed for thirty years before being awarded a Nobel Prize in 1983. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of John Corcoran, a teacher who taught for 17 years while being illiterate. He struggled in the 6th grade and never learned to read or write, and cheated his way through college. At the age of 47, he finally learned when he was inspired by Barbara Bush advocating for adult literacy. bbc.com/news/stories-4370…
Today I learned of Barbara Newhall Folett, a child genius born in 1914 who released her first novel at the age of 12, and her second when she was 14. At the age of 18 she married an unfaithful man and fell into depression. She vanished when she was 25, and was never seen again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Today I learned about Mary A. and Barbara F., both were born the same day, 157 years apart. Before they died, they both joined a friend and then went to dance. They both met their killer the same day and they both died the same day at the same place. Both killers were called Thornton and both were acquitted. huffpost.com/entry/the-ee…
In 1969, Katherine Hephburn and Barbara Streisand both shared the Best Actress Oscar in a tie. It was the only tie for a Best Actress award ever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/41s…
Today I learned about The Streisand effect (named after Barbara Streisand)- a phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. wikipedia.org/wiki/Streis…
In 1990, First Lady Barbara Bush criticized The Simpsons as β€œthe dumbest thing I've ever seen." Marge wrote a letter to her, in character, politely telling her not to be so judgmental and explaining that her family tried their best. Mrs Bush later apologized for her β€œloose tongue” telegraph.co.uk/culture/t…
Ruth Handler, the creator of fashion dolls Barbie and her boyfriend Ken, named them after her children Barbara and Kenneth. wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie
The tayra (Eira barbara) is a weasel-like mammal native to tropical forests stretching from southern Mexico to northern Argentina.Tayras have been observed picking unripe green plantains and allowing them to ripen before consumption. They are equally at home both on the ground and high in trees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tay…
Barbara Corcoran was a waitress prior to founding her real estate company with her boyfriend with $1000 in 1973. 7 years later, her boyfriend dumped her & married her secretary. In 2001, she sold her own real estate company for $66 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara, intending to show how statistics can be used misleadingly, received statistically significant results when scanning a salmon with fMRI to show that it's brain responded differently to photos of different social situations. The salmon was dead. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Lawyer and political commentator Barbara Olson was flying to California on September 11th, 2001 to be a panelist on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. She was on AA Flight 77 which was hijacked and flown into the Pentagon. Maher left a panel chair empty for a week in her memory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
, from 1957 until it's bankruptcy in 1981, there were over 1,100 Sambo's restaurants. Public outcry against racism led to most undergoing name changes, with only one remaining open today in Santa Barbara, California. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
American Skating Brand Supreme's logo is inspired by Barbara Kruger's artwork, ironically perverting the meaning of her work which was anti-consumerism en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Christa McAuliffe had a backup, Barbara Morgan, who went on to become an astronaut and went to space. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Romance novelist Barbara Cartland broke off her first engagement after she learned about sex and was horrified at the prospect. telegraph.co.uk/news/obit…
Just 3 months after Sam Cooke's death, his protΓ©gΓ©e Bobby Womack married Cooke's widow. Womack claimed he went to her side to console her following Cooke's death. In 1970, they divorced after she found out that he had an affair with his teenage stepdaughter, daughter of Sam Cooke and Barbara. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Zeppo, the youngest Marx Brother, invented a wristwatch that monitored the pulse rate of cardiac patients and gave off an alarm if the heartbeat became irregular. He was a friend of Frank Sinatra, with whom his wife Barbara had an affair and later married. He became a theatrical agent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zep…
Today I learned about the Barbara Jordan, the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, the first Southern African-American woman elected to the US House of Representatives, and the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Women were not allowed to wear pants on the U.S. Senate floor until 1993 after Senators Barbara Mikulski and Carol Moseley Braun defiantly staged a protest by wearing pantsuits. washingtonpost.com/news/t…
The Simpsons in its early seasons was controversial, with parents and conservatives criticizing Bart Simpson as a poor role model for American children. First Lady Barbara Bush thought it was "the dumbest thing [she] had ever seen", in which Marge Simpson wrote a letter to her in response. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Barbara Morgan, who was Christa McAuliffe's backup in the ill-fated final mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger, became a professional astronaut 13 years later. And that 5 years after that, she herself flew on the Endeavor to the ISS as a Mission Specialist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
When she was the First Lady, Barbara Bush called the Simpsons "the dumbest thing I had ever seen". She received letter from Marge Simpson which moved her so much, she wrote back apologizing. lettersofnote.com/2011/09…
The lady who speaks jive in "Airplane!" (1980) is Barbara Billingsley, who was also June Cleaver on "Leave It To Beaver" (1957) youtube.com/watch?time_co…
Earth Day was conceived by a Wisconsin Senator named Gaylord Nelson after witnessing a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California earthday.org/about/the-hi…
MLK, Anne Frank and Barbara Walters were all born in the same year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
When William Frantz Elementary School integrated in 1960, all but one teacher refused to teach while a black student was enrolled. Barbara Henry, 28, was the only one willing to teach six-year old Ruby Bridges as a class of one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Producer Jon Peters and lead actress Barbara Streisand both wanted Elvis Presley to portray the male lead in the 1976 version of A Star is Born, and Elvis really wanted to do it, but interference from Colonel Tom Parker kept it from happening. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_S…
While filming "Indiana Jones", the crew played a joke on Harrison Ford. While chained to a large stone, Barbara Streisand appeared in a dominatrix outfit. She proceeded to whip him before Carrie Fisher then threw herself in front of Ford to protect him. This entire sequence was filmed. markedmovies.org/2012/12/…
Today I learned of Barbara Hutton, heiress to the Woolworth fortune, whose seven marriages and divorces included three princes, a baron, a count, and a racecar driving diplomat. She was also one of Cary Grant's five wives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
It's the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, which was basically the catalyst for the US's period of modern environmental legislation, as well as the catalyst for the first environmental studies programs to be offered at colleges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…
The top 10 authors with the most translations ( in order ) include Agatha Christie, Jules Verne, William Shakespeare, Enid Blyton, Barbara Cartland, Danielle Steele, Vladimir Lenin, Hans Christian Anderson, Stephen King and Jacob Grimm. translationexcellence.com…
The producer of the James Bond movies is a woman. She casts Bond, his girls and decides on the stories. Barbara Broccoli is in business for 30 years leading the most successful cinema franchise. mi6-hq.com/sections/artic…
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts and she has an on and off relationship with one Kenneth Carson. She is the daughter of George and Margaret, has 6 siblings, and got her love of reading from her grandmother en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
After the filming of the 1923 film The Ten Commandments, the set pieces--including 21 sphinxes, 35-foot statues and a set of gates 110 feet tall--were left to fall over and be buried by the wind. Most are still there, covered by sand in the desert near Santa Barbara County, California. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
American socialite Barbara Daly Baekeland tried to 'cure' her sons homosexuality by forcing him to sleep with her. She ended up being murdered by him. After his release from prison Antony Baekeland tried to kill his grandmother as well. all-that-is-interesting.c…
Lawyer and CNN commentator Barbara Olsen intended to fly to California on September 10th 2001 but decided to instead fly on the 11th to surprise her husband on his birthday. Barbara died when her plane - Airlines Flight 777 - was flown into the Pentagon as part of the 9/11 attacks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Gary Steven Krist, the man convicted of kidnapping Barbara Jane Mackle in 1968 and keeping her in a ventilated coffin underground for 83 hours, was paroled after serving just 10 years of his life sentence. He went on to graduate from medical school and work as a physician in rural Indiana. enquirer.com/editions/200…
Comandante Noriega in Santa Barbara tricked a French privateer anchored off the coast not to shell the city by circling a dozen soldiers in large circles, who changed their costumes each time they passed, making the Frenchman believe there were thousands of soldiers waiting on shore. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
During a 1991 US Navy symposium over 100 officers were accused of sexually assaulting 83 women and 7 men. A report on the incident was rejected by Asst Sec of the Navy Barbara Pope after the lead investigator commented "a lot of female navy pilots are go-go dancers, topless dancers or hookers." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai…
Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank, and Barbara Walters were all born the same year, 1929. grandparents.com/food-and…
Before creating "Family Guy" Seth MacFarlane worked for Hanna-Barbara Productions writing for such shows as "Johnny Bravo" and "Cow and Chicken" biography.com/people/seth…
Barbie has a real name. It is Barbara Millicent Roberts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…

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