Today I learned about Canadian serial killer Gilbert Paul Jordan aka The Boozing Barber who killed 8-10 aboriginal women by forcing them to drink lethal quantities of alcohol. One of his victims, Patricia Andrew, had a blood alcohol level at 0.79. Jordan also drank at least 50 oz of vodka each day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil…
Today I learned of St. Martin de Porres - the Catholic patron saint of mixed-race people, barbers, innkeepers, public health workers, and all those seeking racial harmony. He was the illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman, Don Juan de Porres and Ana VelΓ‘zquez, a free woman of African-Native American descent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Collecting toad sperm is easy; many release it in urine. Scoop 'em up and they urinate/ejaculate in fear. But what if they don't? According to Diane Barber of Fort Worth Zoo: "It's kind of weird, but if you hold them in your hand and look at them and bark at them like a dog, then they will pee". phys.org/news/2019-11-1st…
The colors of the barber pole are red, white, and blue to represent the medieval role of barbers. The red represents the blood from bloodletting, the blue represents the vein that was cut, and the white represents the bandage. It spins to represents the blood flowing down. history.com/news/why-are-…
In 1942 there was a man called "the phantom barber", who would sneak into people's homes in Mississippi at night and cut their hair blog.newspapers.com/the-p…
There is an actual short barber pole with a metallic sphere on top located near the Geographic South Pole. There is also a tradition where scientists at the South Pole Station run around the pole naked to join the "300 Club", enduring a range of 300Β° Fahrenheit (166Β°C) within a very short time. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
The FBI has an entire fake town for training agents. Hogan's Alley has a bank, post office, hotel, laundromat, barber shop, pool hall, shops, and homes. The town is populated by actors who roleplay parts like bystanders, terrorists, bank robbers, and drug dealers so scenarios always change en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hog…
A Barber Surgeon was one of the most common jobs during the Middle Ages. Surgery was seldom conducted by physicians, but instead by barbers, who, possessing razors and coordination indispensable to their trade, were called upon for numerous tasks ranging from cutting hair to amputating limbs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
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…
Barbers performed bloodletting and surgeries in medieval times. The red on barbershop poles represent blood and the white represent bandages. getbevel.com/bevelcode/gr…
Barbers in the Middle Ages performed surgery such as limb amputation, bloodletting and tooth pulling in addition to cutting hair. They were known as β€˜barber surgeons’ and the red and white barber pole signified blood and bandages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Today I Learned that prior to 1540, Barbers, along with cutting hair, also performed surgical procedures such as tooth extractions, limb amputations, and enemas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
There is only one company today that makes barber poles: The William Marvy Company twincities.com/2013/06/22…
Barbers Poles are red and white, representing blood and bandages because they symbolised the medical procedures that barbers use to perform. history.com/.amp/news/why…
In 2000 a man looking for a barber chair at a garage sale purchased a two deteriorated boxes of items for $45. He later found the boxes contained 65 glass plate negatives from photographer Ansel Adams worth $200 million. cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/07/2…
A test was made during late 60s with a sample size of men and women, between age 1-102, most whom frequently go to a barber shop. Tests shown that their hair contain traces of metal, and the traces were different by the person's age, gender, and hair color. reader.elsevier.com/reade…
The origin of the red & white striped "barbers pole". Leeches were kept inside the pole (barbers used to perform minor surgery) and patients gripped the staff during procedures to encourage blood flow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
In medieval times surgery used to be performed by barbers. The red and white on their poles signified the blood and napkins used to clean it up during bloodletting. broughttolife.sciencemuse…
Neil Armstrong threatened legal action against his barber, for selling his hair to a collector for $3,000. nbcnews.com/id/8062442/ns…
A state license to be an EMT in Louisiana requires 41 days of training. Manicurist: 117 days. Barber: 350. Vet tech: 730. Most days of training required: 2,190 days to be an interior designer. licensetowork.ij.org/la
The red , blue and white rotating sign outside US Barber shops actually symbolizes Blood, Veins and Bandages dating back to when barbers used to do surgical tasks as well. youtu.be/Q-O7gvg5_VI
The red and white colours of a barber pole originated from the Middle Ages when barbers practiced bloodletting. Red represents blood and white represents bandages. www-history-com.cdn.amppr…
Barbers, aside from cutting hair, used to be certified to perform surgeries and dentistry as well en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
In Britain and much of the Commonwealth, Barbers and Surgeons shared a guild as they had many interchangeable skills until the mid-18th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
In medieval Europe "barber-butchers" were barbers that practiced surgery as well, a profession ranging from amputations to haircuts. The red and white 'barber swirl' in front of most barber shops today signifies blood and bandages which was common in their trade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
The purported address of Sweeney Todd's barber shop (152 Fleet Street in London) is, in real life, a McDonald's tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant…
A bill was passed in CA that permits the serving of alcoholic beverages without a license or permit, provided there is no extra charge or fee for the alcoholic beverages, in a limousine, hot air balloon, beauty salon, and a barber shop. leginfo.legislature.ca.go…
In 1971 a barber by the name of Merle Robbins from Reading, Ohio invented a card game called Uno. The barber invented Uno to help resolve an argument between his sons about the rules to Crazy Eight. toy-tma.com/kids-toys/car…
Two barber's poles next to each other spinning in opposite directions are used to signify a brothel in Korea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
When deciding which Spaniards to spare before battle, The Inca decided to spare the Horse Tamer, The Blacksmith, and the Barber. They believed the Barber had powers of rejuvenation and healing. youtu.be/KQ40mnhoTCc?t=70…
Barber poles get their colors from the days when people went to barbers for bloodletting and other medical procedures. history.com/news/why-are-…
Barbers have historically often served as surgeons and dentists and were paid accordingly. The barber pole, featuring red and white spiraling stripes, symbolized different aspects of the craft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
From the Middle Ages till 1800s, you could have your tooth extracted by a barber en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Neil Armstrong once sued his barber of 20 years after he sold his hair to a collector for $3,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nei…
Floyd Mayweather spends $1,000 on a haircut at least two times in a week. Jackie Starr started cutting Floyd's hair in 2009 and is the only barber to do so since whether in the US or abroad, "It's $1,000 per cut. I cut his hair two times a week, three times is pushing it." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
Today I learned of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna - the last member of the Romanov royal family. She was born in a Russian palace but died in Toronto over a barber shop. tvo.org/article/current-a…
The red on the barber shop pole references the time when barbers were called to split the wrists of the sick to perform bloodletting, something they believed cured the sick mentalfloss.com/article/2…
, Ted's recurring barber shop quartet in the tv-series Scrubs was an existing group formed by the actor who played Ted and they have released two albums to date. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Indian Spies confirmed Pakistan's nuclear program by analyzing the hair samples snatched from the floor of barber shops. But Indian Prime Minister accidentally informed Pakistan President about their nuclear capabilities.Pakistan then eliminated Indian Spies who provided secret information. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
Stan Lee has never been to a barber. "I’ve never been to a barber,” he writes. β€œJoanie always cuts my hair.” mentalfloss.com/article/7…
A Milwaukee man developed keloid tumours that covered half his face after his skin was nicked at a barber shop 12 years ago. fox6now.com/2017/02/02/ma…
It was perceived that too much blood could lead to an imbalance of the "four humours". (Blood, Yellow Bile, Black Bile and Phlegm). Barbers often performed "Bloodletting" on their customers to stop this from happening. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
The candy cane striped poles outside of barber shops represent flowing blood as the practice of bloodletting was historically conducted by your local hairdresser. wondersandmarvels.com/201…
In 1942 there was a man called the Phantom Barber, who would break into peoples houses in Mississippi at night and cut their hair. listverse.com/2013/02/05/…
There is a species of sting-less bee in the Amazon Rainforest known as the "Barber Bee" that will cut your hair as a means of defense. youtube.com/watch?v=6ekC-…
47 States have more strict regulations for barbers than for tax preparers. consumerist.com/2013/11/2…
The pole in front of most barbershops is remnant of a time when barbers were the ones who could perform a medical procedure, patch you up, and cut your hair. history.com/news/ask-hist…
Hundreds of years ago, most surgeries were performed by barbers (yes, the folks who cut hair) and that physicians felt that performing surgery was beneath them. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
In the 1970's Family Feud host Tony Barber accidentally asked a male contestant if he had a boyfriend. To save face he re-asked the question this time asking if he had a girlfriend. The male contestant said "No...I'm gay", leading to a roar of laughter and applause youtube.com/watch?v=Wsdnn…
The traditional red-and-white barber's pole originated in the 10th century when barbers performed medical procedures such as bloodletting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
In California, its takes more hours of training to become a barber than to become a police officer.
Since hair can absorb oils, leftover hair from barber shops is used to clean up oil spills. content.usatoday.com/comm…
Barbers also used to act as medics and dentists. They were for example highly respected in ancient Egypt, where priests and men of medicine commonly had the proffesion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Monkeys don't care for NineInchNails or Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings', but are significantly influenced by music composed specifically for their species. wired.com/2009/09/monkeym…
For some time, surgery was thought of as a rather low profession among doctors. This is one of the reasons 'Barber-Surgeons' came into use io9.gizmodo.com/5965741/h…
A barber took on 40 cops and survived, despite being shot in the head and a staircase falling on him. It was broadcasted live. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vid…
The inventor of barbicide, the blue disinfectant used to sanitize shears and combs in barbershops, actually hated barbers. Barbicide meant 'to kill the barber' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Kim Jong Un cuts his own hair because he is scared of barbers manlycurls.com/2013/08/no…
Adam "Nergal" Darski is not only the founder, lyricist, main composer, frontman and manager of the band Behemoth, but is also a certified museum curator, barber shop owner, coach on the TV show The Voice of Poland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
In 1942, residents of Pascagoula, MS lived in fear of the "phantom barber": a criminal who would sneak into homes at night only to steal locks of hair from his victims. Though an arrest was made, many believe it to be a setup, and the identity of the phantom barber remains a mystery. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
In some parts of Asia, a barber pole is used as a symbol for brothels. wikipedia.org/wiki/Barber…
In the Middle Ages, surgery was not conducted by doctors but by barbers, who were expected to do anything from cutting hair to amputating limbs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
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…
Today I learned of Colonel Francis Barber, a soldier in the Continental Army. He met an unfortunate demise in 1783, when a tree that was being cut fell on him as he was riding his horse to dine with George Washington. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The red and white barber's pole was originally intended to represent the blood and napkins used to clean up during bloodletting. In medieval times, barbers were primitive surgeons. sciencemuseum.org.uk/brou…
That, after being fired, a legally blind barber sued his employer for wrongful termination and was awarded $100,000 by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. nydailynews.com/news/nati…
The red and white striped pole outside of barber shops originally advertised that they offered blood-draining services in times before antiobiotics theconversation.com/in-a-…
The red/white/blue barber's pole is a reference to them performing bloodletting back in the day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
The blue liquid used to disinfect combs in barber shops is called Barbicide, and is so toxic as little as 50 mL can be fatal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
"The red and white pole outside barber shops references a time when barbers were expected to perform bloodletting and other medical procedures to heal the sick; red represented blood and white represented bandages." barber-schools.org/barber…
Composer Samuel Barber sent a score of Adagio for Strings (aka the theme from Platoon) to the famous conductor Toscanini. The score came back without comment, which annoyed Barber, but it turned out that Toscanini had already memorized it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, probably wasn’t real. A similar story was reported in Paris decades earlier and written up in a London newspaper by the writer that would later go on to write the actual Sweeney Todd story historyanswers.co.uk/peop…
Bloodletting, an ancient medical treatment, was often performed prescribed by physicians but performed by barbers, and this led to the division of the physician and surgeon. hemonctoday.com/article.a…
The Barber's Pole's origin was associated with the service of bloodletting. Barbers also performed surgery/tooth extractions. Now, they just deal with hair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Sweeny Todd may have been an actual historical barber who killed, robbed, and baked people into pies. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
The Leonardo DiCaprio haircut from titanic was so popular among afghan youths that it was banned by the Taliban and barbers went to jail for giving it msnbc.msn.com/id/3071818/…
A barbers used to perform surgeries and that a barber's pole represents a number of things, blood, leeches, bandages and a staff that people would grasp while getting surgeries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
For $500, you can reserve Tiki Barber for a 2 hour lunch, where you can choose the subject of conversation. thuzio.com/all/tiki-barbe…
The "BBC Proms" on the 15th Sept 2001 played 'Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings, op.11.' in memory of the Twin Towers Attack. youtube.com/watch?v=Y4PWd…
During the Trial of Charles I, he let his beard and hair grow long because Parliament had dismissed his barber, and he refused to let anyone else near him with a razor en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
There is an auditory illusion, called the Shepard Tone, in which the pitch seems to increase or decrease infinitely, when it ultimately gets neither higher no lower. It is often called the "sonic barber's pole". youtube.com/watch?v=XeNUO…
, Barbers used to also perform surgeries which is why on a Barber's Pole, red represented blood and white represented bandages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Barbicide is named because the inventor hated barbers, hence barbicide = the killing of barbers nytimes.com/1997/06/22/ny…
Charles I of England, during his treason trial, let his beard and hair grow long because Parliament had dismissed his barber; and he refused to let anyone else near him with a razor. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Former WWE Wrestler Brutus the Barber Beefcake Cause an Anthrax Scare When Leaving a Bag of Cocaine In His MBTA Ticket Booth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
The Red and White poles outside of barbers have Medieval origins. Medieval Barbers also performed surgery and the red stripes represented the bloody bandages from bloodletting, and the white pole represented the staff the patient gripped during procedure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin once stabbed a teammate in the neck with barbers scissors and owner Jerry Jones paid the victim hush money. nytimes.com/1998/08/10/sp…
When the original "Star Trek" became a hit on TV, Leonard Nimoy's dad, who worked as a barber, offered customers a "Spock cut" at his barbershop ontheredcarpet.com/Leonar…
In Medieval Europe, surgery was not generally conducted by physicians, but by barbers, who were expected to do anything from cutting hair to amputating limbs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Female Genital Mutilation (partial or total removal of the external female genitalia in order to lower the woman's sex-drive) is still performed today in many countries around the world, sometimes by the local male barber nellyali.wordpress.com/20…
Neil Armstrong's barber stole and sold some of his hair for 3K. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nei…
Barbers used to perform surgery and dentistry during the middle ages and that the iconic "barber's pole" dates back to this bloody role. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
When Peter the Great returned to Russia after a European voyage in 1698, a reception was thrown in his honor. The crowd’s mood turned from elation to horror as Peter pulled out a massive barber’s razor and "after passing among his [friends] and embracing them… he began shaving off their beards." theguardian.com/world/201…
A Shepard tone is the auditory equivalent to the Penrose stairs optical illusion (as in M. C. Escher's lithograph Ascending and Descending) or a barber's pole en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
The red and white barber poles signify the bloody bandages left to dry outside by medieval-age "Barber Surgeons" after bloodletting. tn.gov/regboards/barber/b…
The barber's pole originated from the Middle Ages, signifying where 'barber-surgeons' could be found. Red represents blood; white represents the tourniquet; the pole represents the stick held by the patient to dilate the veins. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
The theme from Platoon was actually Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, and is considered to be a masterpiece of modern classical music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
During medieval times barbers performed surgery, bloodletting, and tooth extractions. The brass washbasin at the top of their pole represented the vessel leeches were kept in, and the bottom one represented the vessel blood was collected in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
In the middle ages barbers had two jobs: cutting hair and surgery. They were known as barber surgeons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…

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