Today I learned of a persistent rumour that at 350lbs, President Taft (1909-1913) got stuck in the White House bath tub. However, he actually installed his own tub, big enough to fit 4 regular sized men in it. It remained in the White House until 1952 history.com/news/did-will…
During the 1990's it's believed that up to 90% of the worldwide supply of LSD was manufactured in an decommissioned US missile silo converted into a luxury hideaway with hot tubs and bath appointed with imported marble. atlasobscura.com/places/w…
In Japan there is a therapy called Forest Bathing. It is not taking a bath in the forest, or exercise, or hiking, or jogging. It is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Look for a place where there are trees, and off you go. time.com/5259602/japanese…
Whitney Houston died in suite 434 of the Beverly Hilton hotel. After a reported stream of insensitive guests who partied in the room β€œlike Whitney did” and even snapped pictures of themselves lying in the bath where it happened, the hotel removed the room news.com.au/travel/travel…
Today I learned about the Kentucky Meat Shower. On March 3rd, 1876 unidentifiable flakes of meat fell from the sky over Bath County, Kentucky. The cause is still unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Bath Abbey church in England had up to an estimated 6,000 people buried under it which caused voids to form and put the church floors in danger of collapse. A church rep said "they just jammed them in and jammed them in β€” it would have been very unpleasant to put it mildly." theverge.com/2013/8/15/46…
Today I learned about the Bath School disaster, also known as the Bath School massacre, was a series of violent attacks perpetrated by Andrew Kehoe on May 18, 1927, in Bath Township, Michigan. The attacks killed 38 elementary schoolchildren and 6 adults, and injured at least 58 other people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
A TN man bought a school bus to rescue 53 dogs & 11 cats from SC shelters overcrowded due to Hurricane Florence; one shelter said he took "leftover pets" that would be hard to adopt out. He drove them to a friend's shelter in AL where they got baths & blankets till they could find new shelters. seattletimes.com/nation-w…
The Roman Emperor Commodus had a bath attendant thrown into an oven after he found his bathwater was lukewarm. Due to repeated attempts on his life, he often had Roman citizens killed for making him angry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
5 ft tall, 100 lbs Edward Leedskalnin single-handedly & secretly carved over 1,100 tons of coral rock to create a castle with a stone living room, rocking chairs, beds, bath, and dining table - known as Coral Castle. Engineers aren’t sure how Ed, a mason from Latvia, created the sculptures. coralcastle.com
Today I learned about The Bath Riots in the Mexican border. It was sparked because the US decided to use harmful chemicals, including gasoline, to disinfect people going through the borders vox.com/2019/7/29/8934848…
Dean Mahomed introduced Indian cuisine and shampoo baths to Europe, where he offered therapeutic massage. He was also the first Indian to publish a book in English en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Bubbles in a bath keep the water warmer for longer thenakedscientists.com/ar…
Connaught Place, an example of Georgian architecture, was made to serve the elite living in Delhi and was inspired by the Royal Crescent in Bath. It also boasts of India’s first underground and air-conditioned market, Palika Bazaar proptiger.com/guide/post/…
Fred Herko, at the age of 28, went to his friend's house to take a bath. When he got out of the bath, he gave a full nude performance in front of audience before leaping out of a window at the climax of Mozart's Coronation Mass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Today I learned of all the primates in the world, Japanese macaques live the farthest north. For decades, they've been observed taking baths in Jigokudani Monkey Park in Japan. relay.nationalgeographic.…
Today I learned about the Kentucky meat shower of 1876, where pieces of meat appeared to fall on Bath County. One theory is that a flock of vultures vomited in the area; the meat was said to taste like lamb or deer. Another is that the meat was a cyanobacteria which expands to a jelly-like mass when wet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
There is a liquid that you can breathe in called perfluorohexane. Animals can be submerged in a bath of perfluorohexane without drowning. It is odorless and colorless. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
When Bette Midler started her career in the early 1970s, she was the singer in a gay bathhouse in New York often accompanied by Barry Manilow on piano. Manilow produced her first album and that patrons of the bath house were her first hardcore fans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet…
On March 3, 1876 in Bath County, Kentucky, What appeared to be flakes of red meat fell from the sky. People tasted it and said it seemed to be mutton or venison. Others said it may have been bear meat. The widely accepted theory is that it was carrion, vomited up by vultures passing over. vice.com/en_us/article/8q…
Winston Churchill once said that one of life's four essentials was cold champagne and so he drank over 42,000 bottles of champagne during his lifetime(about two bottles a day). The other three essentials were hot baths, new peas and old brandy thedrinksbusiness.com/201…
A recent survey found that more than half of US adults believe that getting into a swimming pool is an acceptable substitute for a bath or shower. cbsnews.com/news/half-of-…
The Neptunes Cup sponge grew so big that they were commonly harvested to be used as baths for infants. Overharvesting for this use contributed largely to their extinction until they were rediscovered in 2010. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
WWII plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe pioneered the use of saline baths as a treatment for burns after he noticed that pilots who crashed into the sea had faster rates of healing from burns than those who crashed on land historynet.com/guinea-pig…
Queen Elizabeth has a rubber duck with an inflatable crown in her bath at Buckingham Palace and keeps a Big Mouth Billy Bass on her piano at the summer Balmoral retreat in Scotland. news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/h…
Dr. Patricia Bath restored sight to millions of people suffering from cataracts thanks to her invention of the the Laserphaco Probe. Among her multiple firsts - first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology and first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent. biography.com/people/patr…
β€œJacuzzi”, the whirlpool bath manufacturer, was originally β€œJacuzzi Bros Propellers” specializing in wooden propellers for the US Military. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
The Tarantula Hawk is a Spider Wasp which hunts Tarantulas. They have the highest rating (4) on the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. The pain is described as "blinding, fierce, and shockingly electric. A running hair dryer has been dropped into your bubble bath." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
Radon (radioactive gas that causes lung cancer) baths exist in the town of Khmilnyk, Ukraine and treat around 50,000 people a year for a host of medical conditions. pri.org/stories/2016-07-0…
An NCAA football coach was fired after a co worker found porngraphic videos of children on his cell phone. He fought the charges vigorously after being charged with 2 felonies. He was finally reinstated after 18 months after it was revealed it was his kids taking a bath. usatoday.com/story/sports…
Benjamin Franklin Liked To Take β€˜Air Baths’ ie. he would open the windows of his house and then sit in front of the window in the nude to get the full effects of the increased airflow. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of the 1927 Bath School Disaster, in which 55-year old Andrew Kehoe murdered his wife, bombed his home and local school simultaneously, then committed suicide by detonating dynamite in his truck at the school site. Kehoe left a sign at his property that read: "Criminals are made, not born." cs.mcgill.ca/~rwest/wikis…
There's a Chinese tradition that forbids to take a bath, have a cold drink, or leave the house among other things for a month after childbirth. scmp.com/lifestyle/health…
Rjukan, Norway was completely in shadow from Sept to March because of the surrounding mountains. In 2013 Martin Andersen, a local artist, installed solar powered computer controlled mirrors that track the sun's movement to bath the town square in a patch of sunlight. bbc.com/future/story/2017…
After selling Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, game creator Markus 'Notch' Persson bought a $70 million 8-bedroom, 15-bath mansion in Beverly Hills, the most expensive house in the city's history. He also outbid Jay-Z and BeyoncΓ©, who were also looking to buy the house. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Bubbles from a bubble bath thermally insulate the surface of the water, keeping the bath warm for a longer period of time. thenakedscientists.com/HT…
Cleopatra took baths in donkey milk to preserve her youthful skin, with legend saying it took 700 donkeys to supply the milk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Milton Berle, considered America's first TV star, had a massive penis. In his autobiography, Berle tells of a man who accosted him in a steam bath and challenged him to compare sizes, leading a bystander to remark, "go ahead, Milton, just take out enough to win" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
William S. Burroughs once cut off part of his pinkie finger and gave it to a boyfriend he was obsessed with, went a year without changing clothes or taking a bath, and shot his wife in the head. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Human fingers/toes getting wrinkly when in the bath/swimming is a actually NOT caused by water soaking into the skin. This effect does not happen if there is nerve damage in the finger, which means it is actually an involuntary autonomic nervous system response causing wrinkly fingers. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Michelangelo's painting "The Last Judgment" features naked men kissing one another and one man being dragged to hell by his testicles. Scholars believe the homoerotic figures were inspired by male prostitutes in baths and brothels that Michelangelo frequented in 16th century Rome. telegraph.co.uk/culture/a…
Leslie David Baker, aka Stanley Hudson from The Office, released an EDM song and accompanying music video in 2014 featuring Leslie sporting a bath robe dancing with bikini-clad ladies. His refrigerator also gives him a hand job at one point. youtu.be/DCT2IvjnYP0
Today I learned about the Bath County Pumped Storage Station, the largest pumped electricity storage station in the world, with more energy storage capacity than the Hoover Dam and enough moving water to fill an Olympic swimming pool in 3 seconds. youtube.com/watch?v=ppPlU…
Sax player (and Keith Richards' best friend) was fired from the Rolling Stones 1973 tour after being found in a bath tub filled with Dom Perignon champagne. Because the cost of the champagne was deducted from his pay and he made no money for the tour. ultimateclassicrock.com/b…
"Roses are red/Violets are blue" dates back to 1590 with the lines: "In a fresh fountaine, farre from all mens vew//She bath'd her brest, the boyling heat t'allay;// She bath'd with roses red, and violets blew,// And all the sweetest flowres, that in the forrest grew." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
During the filming for The Witches, Rowan Atkinson accidentally left his bath taps running. He ended up destroying most of the film's electrical equipment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Freddie Mercury wrote 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' in the bath. He was in the tub at a hotel and got inspired for the song, he even had the piano brought to his tub to allow him to compose. boredpanda.com/freddie-me…
In George Michael's Freedom! 90 music video, Cindy Crawford's famous steamy bath scene was actually a camera trick and used no water. She was soaked down in shiny glycerin inside an empty tub. "I was resting on an apple box to get me up high enough so it wasn't just my eyeballs peeking out..." allure.com/story/25th-ann…
Michael Jackson used to bath in Perrier water. He liked the bubbles. celebrityinsider.org/mich…
In 2012, two Welsh tourists in Australia got drunk, broke into a Queensland Sea World, stole a penguin, then left it in a canal the next day after trying to feed it and keeping it in a bath tub. bbc.com/news/uk-wales-179…
Benjamin Franklin was an advocate of β€œair baths”, during which he would spend up to an hour reading or writing in his house completely nude. historycarper.com/1768/07…
Today I learned about Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath. A British peer who paints erotic scenes from the Kama Sutra on the walls of his estate, has openly had sexual relations with over seventy women during his marriage, many of them live in estate cottages, and he refers to them as wifelets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
The loofah (or luffa) bath scrubber is the inside of a fruit related to the cucumber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luf…
The flat, round bread Americans know as 'English Muffins' don't come from England and were invented in New York City in the late 1800s. Their inventor, Samuel Bath Thomas, originally them called toaster crumpets en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eng…
That, in June 2016, a wasp was discovered at Rose Lake State Wildlife Area in Bath Charter Township, Michigan, that had been presumed extinct for over a century. entomologytoday.org/2016/…
In 1957, South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond spoke for a record 24 hours 18 minutes to filibuster the passage of a civil rights bill. He took steam baths daily to dehydrate his body so he would not have to stop speaking to use the bathroom. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Lenins body is removed every other year from its mausoleum in a weeks-long process to preserve the corpse, including submerging it in various solution baths and even replace parts theatlantic.com/amp/artic…
They never found "bath salts" in the toxicology reports for the Miami Cannibal attack, leaving the ultimate cause of his behavior unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mia…
The unit for smell is olf. The smell from an average sitting adult with 0,7 baths a day and 1,8mΒ² of skin equals one olf. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olf…
Tourism in Albuquerque has boomed from selling Breaking Bad candy and bath salts that resemble blue crystal meth nydailynews.com/life-styl…
In 300 B.C. Archimedes engineered the Syracusia, on principle, to be the first multi-level ship with cruise-worthy features. It had 8 watchtowers, a library, sheltered swimming pool, bath house w/ heated water, a gymnasium... youtube.com/watch?v=0v86Y…
America's deadliest school massacre was the 1927 bombing of a school in Bath, Michigan which killed 44 people, 38 of them students smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The largest attack on an American school was back in 1927 in Bath Township, Mich. clickondetroit.com/all-ab…
Epsom salt as a pain relieving muscle soak is only a folk remedy and there is no scientific study or proof that the salts do anything for muscles in a bath. painscience.com/articles/…
Charles Darwin became interested in how vegetables crossed the oceans. In one experiment, Darwin fed seeds to a bird, shot it, and then placed the carcass in a bath rub to float. After a month, Darwin retrieved the seeds from the floating carcass and planted them. The seeds germinated. npr.org/templates/transcr…
The second Shah of Iran built a marble slide for his underground baths that was specifically designed for women in his harem to use to slide "into the arms of their lord and master before being playfully dunked in a pool." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas…
An experiment done by MIT with a vibrating oil bath and water droplets can effectively reproduce the double slit experiment - particle/wave duality, quantum tunneling, and quantized orbits. youtube.com/watch?v=YF5iH…
Rock group The Pretenders fired bass guitarist Pete Farndon due to his drug abuse in June 1982. Two days later guitarist James Honeyman-Scott died as a result of cocaine intolerance. In April 1983 Farndon drowned in the bath at his home in London, after overdosing on heroin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 2016, Roger Federer suffered the biggest injury of his career when he stretched too far while drawing a bath for his daughters and tore a meniscus. telegraph.co.uk/tennis/20…
Eric Clapton was long-conned by a witch who got him to take herbal baths, smear his own blood, & chant midnight incantations, all with a phone call. She convinced him to fly to the US to have sex with a virgin (herself), began asking for money, then sent pregnant pics of herself to the tabloids. ledgernote.com/blog/life/…
When Archimedes stepped into a bath, discovering the Archimedes Principle and solving the problem posed by the king, he became so eager to share his discovery that he leapt out of his bathtub and ran naked through the streets of Syracuse exclaiming "Eureka!" (I have found it!) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eur…
Taking a bath before you sleep enhances the quality of your sleep ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
When Daniel Radcliffe was informed he won the role of Harry Potter, he was in the Bath! and to celebrate he was allowed to stay up an extra half an hour, past his bed time, and watch Faulty Towers! glamourmagazine.co.uk/cel…
The worst school mass murder in U.S. history was in Bath, Michigan in 1927, when Andrew Kehoe killed 45 people, 38 of whom were children at an elementary school. trutv.com/library/crime/s…
William Taft was the heaviest President in office at 340lbs; shortly after his victory, the White House installed super-sized bath tubs. history.com/news/ask-hist…
Benjamin Franklin was an advocate of "air baths", during which he would spend up to an hour reading or writing in his house completely naked. books.google.com/books?id…
Winston Churchill claimed to have met the ghost of Abraham Lincoln after getting out of a bath at the White House during WWII. "Good evening, Mr. President. You seem to have me at a disadvantage," he said, completely nude with cigar in hand. io9.gizmodo.com/5852898/w…
Today I learned of a shipping container full of bath toys that lost some of its cargo en route to the US from Hong Kong. Thousands of rubber ducks were lost at sea and were found years later in the Arctic, Russia, South America, Australia and the UK. Some of them had traveled over 17k miles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Mark Twain told an interviewer that he was not actually Mark Twain, but Mark Twain's twin brother, but since his parents couldn't tell which one drowned in the bath tub when they were babies, the parents decided that the one who lived must have been Mark. books.google.com/books?id…
You should not ever give rabbits a full body bath, because they may possibly die from shock. rabbit.org/the-dangers-of…
L. Ron Hubbard took a trip to China and in his journal he wrote down his thoughts of the Chinese "They smell of all the baths they didn't take. The trouble with China is, there are too many chinks here." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L_r…
Chinchilla fur is too dense to air-dry if wet, which can result in fur fungus. So instead of bathing in water, they take dust baths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The German insurance firm ERGO rewarded its 100 best salesmen with a prostitute-filled "sex party" in Budapest's most famous thermal baths. theguardian.com/world/201…
In 1992, a Chinese cargo ship lost 350 containers overboard during a storm. Among the lost containers were a range of bath toys, including rubber ducks. It is claimed that some 28,800 ducks were released into the ocean and they have been traveling around the world for at least a decade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
'The Kentucky Meat Shower' was an incident that occurred in Bath County on March 3, 1876 where bits of lung tissue, cartilage and muscle fell from the sky over several minutes. Nine days later, on March 12, 1876, red "corpuscles" with a "vegetable" appearance fell over London. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
The Face Eating Bath Salt Guy, Didn't Even Take Bath Salts, and was just crazy huffingtonpost.com/2012/0…
Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed the Box rail tunnel near Bath such that the sunlight would flood the tunnel on April 9 - his birthday theguardian.com/technolog…
If you have tattoos in Japan you aren't allowed to visit public baths and/or pools. spoon-tamago.com/2012/05/…
In 1992 29,000 "bath toys" fell off a container ship near the coast of Alaska. Since then the yellow duckies have been washing up in places such as Scotland, Japan, Maine and the Arctic. cnn.com/2013/10/09/busine…
While taking a bath, Archimedes discovered that the volume of a solid object can be calculated by submerging it in liquid. He jumped out of the bath and ran naked through the streets yelling "Eureka!" (Greek for "I have found it!"), popularizing the use of the word. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Just hours after Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30th, 1945, former fashion model and Vogue correspondent, Elizabeth Miller entered Hitler's abandoned apartment and was photographed taking a bath in his tub iconicphotos.wordpress.co…
America's deadliest school violence was not Columbine, but Bath, Mich., in 1927 - CSMonitor.com m.csmonitor.com/Books/cha…
The wrinkling of fingers and toes when taking a bath is an involuntary reaction of the autonomic nervous system that increases the ability of hands and feet to grip wet environments. nature.com/news/science-g…
Neuroscientific research supports the theory that we really are more likely to have Archimedean "aha!" moments during a hot shower or bath headspace.com/blog/2017/0…
Mob boss Vincent Gigante used to wander around New York in his bath robe, to convince the police he was insane and avoid capture en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Janet Leigh, star of Hitchcock's 'Psycho', was so traumatized upon first viewing of the infamous shower scene in which she was stabbed to death, that she refused to take a shower ever again IRL and only took baths. nytimes.com/1995/05/01/mo…
Bubble Baths and Bath Bombs can lead to urinary tract infections. fusion.kinja.com/can-bath…
Benjamin Franklin enjoyed taking a daily air bath to cleanse his skin. This involved sitting naked in his chambers with the windows open. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The term spa was used for a place where the water was consumed and bathed in; bath where the water was used primarily for bathing, therapeutics, or recreation; and well where the water was to be consumed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…

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