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…
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 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…
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…
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…
Ruth Handler, the creator of fashion dolls Barbie and her boyfriend Ken, named them after her children Barbara and Kenneth. wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie
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…
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…
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…
Christa McAuliffe had a backup, Barbara Morgan, who went on to become an astronaut and went to space. 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
MLK, Anne Frank and Barbara Walters were all born in the same year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank, and Barbara Walters were all born the same year, 1929. grandparents.com/food-and…
Barbie has a real name. It is Barbara Millicent Roberts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Ruther Handler created the barbie doll naming the doll after her daughter Barbara. She also created the Ken Doll named after her son. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rut…
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…
Today I learned of a real life β€œRed Sparrow”: Lilly Barbara Carola Stein was a Nazi spy who was tasked with seducing men in nightclubs, to find intelligence, and then blackmail them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duq…
Anne Frank, Audrey Hepburn, Arnold Palmer, MLK Jr., and Barbara Walters were all born in the same year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/192…
Barbara Stanwyck, one of the most famous Hollywood actresses of all time, never won an Academy Award. Except for an honorary in 1982 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
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…
Ranch dressing originated from a dude ranch in 1950 Santa Barbara, California en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
Today I learned of actress Barbara Colby who, after appearing as a streetwise prostitute in two episodes of the Mary Tyler Moore show, was given a regular role in its spinoff Phyllis. After acting in three episodes of Phyllis, Colby was killed instantly in a drive-by shooting - a crime which remains unsolved en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Sean Connery, in an interview with Barbara Walters, defended the circumstances in which hitting a woman might end an argument properly. youtu.be/8Jv1XS8QsKc?t=12…
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, and Ken's is Kenneth Carson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Saint Barbara is the patron saint of artillery and explosives personnel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
Barbara Jordan was the first disabled African-American woman to serve in Congress wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbar…
There was a racehorse named Barbara Bush while the real Barbara Bush was First Lady. Due to the Jockey Club rules, the name required written permission from Mrs. Bush in order to be legal. The Jockey Club received permission on official White House letterhead. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Reno, NV is actually west of Los Angeles AND Santa Barbara. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Barbara Billingsley took jive lessons to prepare for her scenes in Airplane youtube.com/watch?v=gUw2f…
Marge Simpson sent a letter to Barbara Bush in response to the First Lady's criticism of the show. splitsider.com/2011/09/re…
A women by the name of Barbara Puc, one of 3,000 babies born at Auschwitz, survived and is still alive today at the age of 72. forward.com/news/317798/i…
Barbara Feldon, Agent '99' from Get Smart, won the Grand Prize on The $64,000 Question competing in the Shakespeare category en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
The top Tupperware salesperson in America is a 6 foot 5 inch man named Robert Suchan. He makes $250,000 year dressing up in drag as a character called "Aunt Barbara" based on his own aunt. m.huffpost.com/us/entry/2…
Today I learned of Barbara Mackle kidnapping, a 20 yr old student who was held underground in a fiberglass-reinforced box outfitted with an air pump, a battery-powered lamp, water laced with sedatives, and food. Her kidnapper was caught and later paroled - he became a physician. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
After Barbara Bush called The Simpsons the dumbest thing she'd ever seen, "Marge" wrote a letter to her saying she felt they had a lot in common. Bush was so moved, she wrote back with an apology. huffingtonpost.com/2011/0…
Barbara Cartland wrote 723 novels that were translated into 38 languages and is referenced in the Guinness World Records for the most novels published in a single year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Barbara Morgan was the backup teacher to Christa McAuliffe in the 'Teacher in Space Project'. She became an astronaut to honour McAuliffe and flew in space 21 years after the doomed Challenger shuttle, finally fulfilling McAuliffe's mission. pbs.org/newshour/rundown/…
Casino magnate Steve Wynn had once reached an agreement to sell Picasso's 'La Reve' for $139 million, which would have been the largest artwork sale in history, when he accidentally stuck his elbow through the painting while showing it to Barbara Walters. newyorker.com/archive/200…
Today I learned of the Honda Point disaster, the largest peacetime loss of U.S. Navy ships. On of Sep 8, 1923, 7 destroyers, at a speed of 20 knots, ran aground at Honda Point, on the coast of Santa Barbara County, CA. 23 sailors died in the disaster. naval-history.net/WW1z07A…
There is a natural oil seep off Santa Barbara that has been dumping 25 tons of oil and 60 tons of carbon gasses in to the ocean every single day for hundreds of thousands of years sciencedaily.com/releases…
133 Β°F (56 Β°C) was the hottest recorded temperature in the U.S. for 75 years. Of all places it occurred in Santa Barbara by an official US coastal survey vessel. Livestock died on their feet and gardens where scorched. The world record is 134.1 Β°F en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim…
In 1972, a Santa Barbara McDonalds took corporate reprimands for selling breakfast sandwiches. By 1987, 25% of all breakfasts eaten out were from McDonalds (and the Egg McMuffin). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McM…
Barbara Bodine, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, blocked the FBI's investigation into the USS Cole bombing, thereby potentially preventing the uncovering of the 9/11 plot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
In 1859 the temperature in Santa Barbara CA went from 75Β°F up to 133Β°F in the course of an hour (and killed a lot of animals). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim…
There is a video of Barbara Morgan, Christa McAuliffe's backup, witnessing the ill fated Challenger flight in person on what could have been her seat. youtube.com/watch?v=aBfZk…
The inventors of Hot Wheels and Barbie were married. Ruth and Elliot Handler co-founded Mattel and also had children named Barbara and Kenneth. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
Child genius, Barbara Follett, wrote her first novel aged 8, was first published age 12 - but by the age of 26 had vanished, never to be seen again. laphamsquarterly.org/cele…
Barbiturates are named either after St. Barbara or a sleepy Munich waitress called Barbara, and the first barbiturate was called Veronal because Verona is such a sleepy city. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
When Alan Moore was writing "The Killing Joke", he asked DC Comics if he could cripple Barbara Gordon (Batgirl). He was told, "Yeah, okay, cripple the bitch." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
G.W. Bush is pro-life because his mother, Barbara Bush, kept the fetus from a past miscarriage in a jar

But then I learned it was actually their housekeeper that put it in a jar

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/23/barbara-bush-fetus-jar_n_787477.html

NO BIG DEAL

Barbara Cartland, one of the most commercially successful writers of all time, reportedly broke off her first engagement when she learned about sexual intercourse and recoiled. This claim fits with her image as part of a generation for whom such matters were never discussed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
During the filming of The Temple of Doom, Barbara Streisand showed up on the set dressed as a dominatrix and whipped Harrison Ford while he was tied up. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
Barbara Newhall Follett's first book, The House Without Windows (published age 12), was critically acclaimed; her second, published at 14, was featured on par with Dorothy Parker's, but by age 25 she had disappeared completely, never to be heard from again. laphamsquarterly.org/cele…
Jenna Bush Hager (daughter of Bush 43) wanted to set up twin sister Barbara Bush with Prince Harry. people.com/royals/barbara…
Barbara Streisand didn't perform concerts for over 26 years because in 1967 she forgot the words to her song which gave her stage fright. Now she uses teleprompters to ensure it does not happen again (2 of 12) etcanada.com/photos/92838…
RhababerbarbarabarbarbarenbartbarbierbierbarbΓ€rbel Is a Real Word in German meaning: the Barbie of the bar where the beer of the beard barber for the barbarians of Rhubarb’s Barbara’s bar is sold youtube.com/watch?v=gG62z…
The third-hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was in Santa Barbara, CA - 133Β° yankeebarbareno.com/2010/…
Barbie the doll from Mattel has a full name and it is actually Barbara Millicent Roberts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Sean Connery told Barbara Walters in an interview he believed hitting a woman was okay youtu.be/oo0d1zTAFKA
Smokey Bear was created in 1944 in response to the WWII Japanese submarine attacks on Santa Barbara, CA (1942) near Los Padres National Forest. This attack caused a growing fear of incendiary shells causing massive wildfires and disastrous loss of life. smokeybear.com/en/smokeys…
In 1859 Santa Barbara, CA endured the third hottest temperature recorded on Earth, 133 F. Fruit dried and fell from trees, cattle died in the shade of oak trees where they sought refuge, and most people flocked to the mission in terror, fearing that the world was ending. edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm…
The story 'censors' banned displays of Barbara Eden's navel on I Dream of Jeannie are false. It was never an issue until TV reporters took an interest in it which was picked-up by 'Laugh In' who wanted to unveil the belly button, causing Jeannie producers to keep the navel covered youtube.com/watch?v=NJM0O…
Today I learned of Barbara Olsen, who died in AA flight 77 on 9/11, she was en route to tape Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher and decided to delay her September 10th flight to California to stay in bed and wake up with her husband, who's birthday happened to be on September 11th. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
The first African-American woman appointed Dean of a US Medical School was Barbara Ross-Lee, Sister of Supreme's Diana Ross nlm.nih.gov/changingthefa…
Barbie's real name is Barbara Millicant Roberts ducksters.com/hobbies/bar…
Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born in the same year, 1929. If both were still alive today, they'd be 84 years old. Also born in 1929: Barbara Walters. famousbirthdays.com/year/…
Barbra Streisand changed her name from "Barbara" to "Barbra", due to her dislike of her original name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…

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