Caligula the Emperor of Rome ordered his guards to throw an entire section of the audience into the arena to be eaten by the wild beasts during a game he was presiding because there were no more prisoners to be used and he was bored en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Today I learned about Petrus Gonsalvus (Pedro Gonzales) 1537-1618. He was a man with hypertrichosis universalis causing hair to grow all over his body. His life might have been the inspiration for Beauty and the Beast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The "Number of the Beast" that history has come to know as 666, is most likely a mistranslation of "616". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/616…
During the recording process of the Iron Maiden album The Number of the Beast, producer Martin Birch was involved in a car accident with a minibus transporting a group of nuns, after which he was presented with a repair bill for Β£666 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts) from Beauty and the Beast (1991) sang β€œTale as old as time” in a single take after being initially against it because she thought her β€œaging singing voice” wasn’t suited for the song. insider.com/angela-lansbu…
Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg revived Walt Disney Studios by many of their biggest hits: The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. After these he requested a promotion, and was then abruptly fired by them. He then swore revenge against Disney and founded Dreamworks. hollywoodreporter.com/fea…
The oldest surviving copy of the Book of Revelations lists the number of the beast as 616 not 666. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
Beauty and the Beast was written in 1740 as a critique of the forced marriages between 13-15 yr old girls to adult men common at the time. Later versions shifted the emphasis to teach young girls "good manners and how to deal with the idea of marrying young and being in an arranged marriage." glamour.com/story/the-rea…
The last 'Wild Cow' died in Poland in 1627. They were also known as Aurochs or Supercows. The earliest cows were mighty beasts that stood as tall as elephants. For thousands of years they were the largest land mammals in Europe. edition.cnn.com/2017/01/0…
Damnatio ad bestias, Latin for β€œdamnation to the beasts,” was a type of Roman capital punishment in which criminals and others were executed by wild animals, such as lions and bears. factsanddetails.com/world…
An estimated 8 million war horses were killed in conflict during WW I. They were used to help carry food, water, ammunition & medical supplies. More than a million dogs were also killed. They were used as messengers, sentries, rescuers, and small beasts of burden theatlantic.com/photo/201…
"His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular" was the official title of Idi Amin, who ruled Uganda. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idi…
In Japanese Folklore, Ijuu is a strange beast that lives in the forests. If you are hiking and run into Ijuu, don't be scared. Just offer to split your lunch with it and the beast will most likely repay you by carrying your heavy backpack. hyakumonogatari.com/2013/…
Charles Darwin ate every animal he ever discovered. Seeking out β€œbirds and beasts which were unknown to human palate.” npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Today I learned about the Bigfin Squid. The arms and tentacles of this beast are believed to be between 4-8 m (13-26 ft) long. These appendages are held perpendicular to the body, creating "elbows". These squids drag their long arms across ocean floor and pick up anything they catch to eat. deepseanews.com/2013/11/a…
The story of Jack and the Beanstalk is believed to be over 5,000 years old. Rumpelstiltskin and Beauty and the Beast are thought to be around 4,000 years old. theguardian.com/books/201…
Today I learned about "the Beast", the US president's armored limo. It has a number of features to protect the president, including 8-inch doors, 5-inch bulletproof glass, Kevlar run-flat tires, fully-sealed pressured interior, and electrifying car door handles. It cost roughly US$1–1.5 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Today I learned of the Beauty and the Beast character Monsieur Toilette, who was flushed from the final edit of the film ew.com/movies/2017/06/01/…
King Arthur had a Muslim knight: Sir Palamedes. In Arthurian Legends, he is famed for being part of the Tristan-Isolde-Palamedes love triangle, the hunt for the Questing Beast, and the search for the Holy Grail (wherein he converts to Christianity). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
The number of the beast was originally 616 instead of 666 in the oldest manuscript of the Revelation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Num…
In 2013 the Taliban denounced The Daily Beast for false reporting and violation of the basic rules of journalism because of an article that said they were seeking peace in Afghanistan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Daft Punk's song, "Robot Rock" is basically a resampled Breakwater song, "Release the Beast." youtube.com/watch?v=eVVfZ…
In Arthurian legend, the Questing Beast was a creature with the head of a serpent, body of a leopard, haunches of a lion, and feet of a deer. It may have inspired by third-hand descriptions of giraffes from merchants arthurlegends.com/the-que…
Between 1764-1767, a man-eating animal/group of animals terrorized a province in central France. The number of victims differs greatly, from 60 to over a 100. The beast was allegedly shot and killed in 1767. Modern scholars believe the attacks were carried out by wolves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
Today I learned of the ninth-century monk Ratramnus, who wrote a letter on the subject of whether or not the Cynocephaly, dog-headed men, should be considered human or beasts. The letter describes many human-like customs of Cynocephaly, including farming, and Ratramnus makes the case for their humanity. youtu.be/_-5RZBKBl_A
Howard Ashman co-wrote songs for Disney Renaissance films The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin while dying of complications from AIDS. Beauty’s dedication reads: β€œTo our friend Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
Disney CEO Eisner presided over a β€œgolden age” when Disney produced such blockbuster films as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King and became a merchandising powerhouse. But in 2004, 43 percent of the voting shareholders expressed their lack of confidence in Eisner and made him resign history.com/this-day-in-h…
The purpose of the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast" was to help young girls accept arranged marriages. theatlantic.com/entertain…
Today I learned of Papyrus 115, fragments of a page of the Book Of Revelation from the 3rd Century CE that gives the "Number of the Beast" as 616 rather than 666 wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyru…
About the evil numbers, Belphegor's Prime and Everton Prime , both contain three 6's and are palindromic. *Bonus* The number of the beast being six six six is a mistranslation of the original text which was originally six one six in the ancient greek scriptures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
Marshawn Lynch's 67-Yard Run in the 2010 NFC Wild-Card Game Was Named "Beast Quake" Because the Resulting Cacophony from Seattle's 12th Man Actually Registered on a Seismograph en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
Pandora was founded in the year 2000 by a company called Savage Beast Technologies and that the founders convinced their 50-member staff to work without pay for 2 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Today I learned about Ikrandraco Avatar, a pterosaur found in 2014 in China, which resembled the fictitious flying beasts from Avatar so much that it was named after them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikr…
From 1764 to 1767 France was terrorized by a wolf killed β€œThe Beast Of Gevaudan” which was responsible for killing 100+ people youtube.com/watch?v=dXBEx…
While 666 is called the "number of the beast" in most manuscripts of Revelation 13:18, a fragment of the earliest papyrus 115 gives the number as 616. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/616…
Today I learned of Heinrich Severloh aka "the Beast of Omaha" a german machine gunner who claimed to have killed over 2000 american troops on D-Day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei…
Disney animated movies won the Academy Award for Best Original Song 5 times from 1989 - 1995. (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Pocahontas) acousticmusic.org/researc…
Today I learned about the Bonnacon, a medieval mythical beast that had curling horns and a mane and took down enemies with a jet of caustic feces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
"Nero Caesar" transliterated from Greek into Hebrew is "Nrwn Qsr", the numerical equivalent is "hexakosioi hexekonta hex" (Arabic numeral: 666). As Nero was seen as Antichrist, his numerical equivalent "666" became the "number of the beast". penelope.uchicago.edu/~gr…
Dr. Seuss dabbled in taxidermy, creating weird, sculpted busts of fictional beastsβ€”like the Mulberry Street unicorn and a β€œcarbonic walrus”—out of body parts from exotic animals that had died at his father’s zoo. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The modern fairy tale version of 'Beauty and the Beast' can be traced back almost 300 years to French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneu in 1740, but research seems to indicate that the story of Beauty And The Beast is about 4,000 years old (as is Rumpelstiltskin). bbc.co.uk/news/uk-3535848…
In the oldest preserved manuscript of revelations the number of the beast is 616, not 666. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Num…
A book claiming "Koreans have less morals than the beasts and birds" sold over 470,000 copies in Japan and became the best-selling non-fiction title in 2017. koreaboo.com/stories/anti…
Today I learned about Beast Quake: a NFL play that caused seismic activity (small quake) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
The Largest Alligator caught currently holding the modern day World Record is 15 ft & 1011.5 lbs. Caught in the ALA. River. Taxidermists autopsied the beast and found an ENTIRE WHOLE DEER in its stomach. Also found, small squirrels swallowed whole as well. The deer is est. to have been 3 y/o. wideopenspaces.com/world-…
CS Lewis did not intend for Aslan to be an allegory of Christ, but rather an actual incarnation of Christ in Narnia. He said "Since Narnia is a world of Talking Beasts, I thought He [Christ] would become a Talking Beast there, as He became a man here." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asl…
Despite being exhausted and surrounded by an overwhelming number of Aztec forces, Hernan Cortes was victorious at the Battle of Otumba. For the first time he was able to use cavalry charges, for which the Aztec were unprepared. Previously they had only known horses as beasts of burden. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Roman Emperor Commodus was known for fighting exotic animals in the arena, often to the horror of the Roman people. He once killed a giraffe, which was considered to be a strange and helpless beast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
In Early Medieval art the subject of "Christ treading on the beasts" often showed Christ trampling on a lion, asp, basilisk and dragon, all representing the devil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
In September 2015, Kevin Strahle (LA Beast) and fellow eaters Takeru Kobayashi, Bob Shoudt, and others, assembled in Chicago, Illinois to consume an entire cooked goat, with the intention of lifting the infamous Chicago Cubs curse. The Cubs would go on to win the World Series the following year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.A…

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