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…
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…
H. P. Lovecraft believed that black people were not human but "beast[s] ... in semi-human figure, filled with vice.". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
The number of the beast was originally 616 instead of 666 in the oldest manuscript of the Revelation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Num…
Charles Darwin ate every animal he ever discovered. Seeking out β€œbirds and beasts which were unknown to human palate.” npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
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 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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 about Beast Quake: a NFL play that caused seismic activity (small quake) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
"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…
The purpose of the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast" was to help young girls accept arranged marriages. theatlantic.com/entertain…
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…
In the original version written by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, Beauty and the Beast are first cousins. yahoo.com/entertainment/d…
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 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…
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-…
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…
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…
Today I learned of the Beast of Bray Road, a 700 pound werewolf that reportedly stalked the small town of Elkhorn, WI in 1936 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
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…
La Chupacabra, the legendary goat sucking beast was first named by a Puerto Rican comedian in March of 1995 and resembled the creature Sil from the movie Species. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
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…
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…
Jack Abbott was a career criminal and a convicted murderer who gained literary recognition upon publishing his prison memoir, "In the Belly of the Beast". He was eventually paroled and became a minor celebrity. Six weeks after his release, he stabbed a waiter to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
JK Rowling originally wrote her two short books "Quidditch Through The Ages" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" to support the charity Comic Relief jkrowling.com/charity/com…
Akha tribe in Laos consider twins bad luck and taboo. When someone gives birth to twins, they should kill them and burry them if they want to continue to live in the village. According to their beliefs only animals can have twins, therefore human twins are considered beasts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akh…
Even though Kobe beef is served across the U.S, only nine businesses actually serve real Kobe cuts. The true beef goes for roughly $20-60 an ounce. Legend has it, farmers feed the divine beasts beer, play them music, and give them massages. eater.com/2015/11/9/96859…
Babirusa, a species of wild pigs whose tusks grow so large that they can actually curve into it’s own skull killing the beast by piercing its brain. sheddingoftheego.com/2017…
Emmanuel Quaye who played Strika in The Beasts of No Nation, is begging in the streets of Ghana as he never received any money paid directly to him. A supposed fund with $30K is supposedly waiting for him when he turn 18. He has no paperwork of this allafrica.com/stories/201…
Today I learned of Aurochs, the prehistoric ancestors of modern-day domesticated cattle that was roughly twice the size of modern bovine. According to Julius Caesar (Gallic War - Book 5 - Chapter 28), Germanic tribes in northern Europe hunted these beasts and collected their horns for sport and status. penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
Hugh Jackman peed himself onstage while performing in "The Beauty and The Beast" as a result of drinking excessive amounts of water to combat his dehydration. He chose to sing the note properly and risk peeing his pants, than give a poor performance. youtube.com/watch?v=tVK6J…
Edward James Jim Corbett tracked and killed 33 well-documented man-eaters, 19 tigers and 14 leopards, that combined to kill over 1,200 people. Despite the dangerous nature of the beasts he was hunting, Corbett traveled alone and by foot while hunting the cats. corbett-national-park.co.…
Former Ugandan president Idi Amin called himself: "His Excellency, President for Life... 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", in addition to his claim of being uncrowned King of Scotland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idi…
The ages of the Disney Princesses: Jasmine from Aladdin 15, Pocahontas 18, Cinderella 19, Mulan 16, Tiana from The Princess and the Frog 19, Ariel from The Little Mermaid 16, Rapunzel from Tangled 18, Belle from Beauty and the Beast 17, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty 16, Snow White, 14. disney.wikia.com/wiki/Dis…
The Stratosphere, in Las Vegas, originally planned a King Kong attraction with a huge gorilla designed to mechanically climb the side of the Stratosphere Tower with passengers in the beast's belly. lasvegassun.com/news/1996…
In Wm. Golding's book, "The lord of the Flies" actually has two meanings: It was the pigs head used as an offering to The beast" (that Simon jokingly named because it attracted flies), but also, the word "Beelzebub" (Hebrew: BaΚΏal ZΙ™vΓ»v) (Satan) translates to "Lord of the flies." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lor…
Since the movie "Beasts of No Nation" was released online the same time it was theatrically, AMC, Regal, Carmike, and Cinemark completely boycotted the movie, effectively downgrading the movie to a limited-release movie with a box office return of $90,777. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
There are an estimated 200 bodies on MT Everest that hikers use as markers on their journey up the beast of a mountain, including a corpse named "green boots". atchuup.com/200-bodies-on…
Even though the fantastic beast movie was set in New York the filming production never left the UK. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan…
George R.R. Martin was an award-winning author decades before he ever became famous, with his first Hugo Award in 1975 and first Emmy nomination for producing the Beauty and the Beast TV series in 1988. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Luis Garavito aka 'The Beast' was charged with killing 172 children (speculation that the actual number exceeded 300) but could only serve 22 years in prison (release in 2021) because of a combination of Colombian law and his cooperation with the Police. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lui…
Roman Emperor Caligula once ordered his guards to throw an entire section of the audience into an arena during the intermission to be eaten by the wild beasts because there were no prisoners to be used and he was bored. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Jackie Chan voices the Beast in the Chinese dub of Beauty and the Beast screencrush.com/jackie-ch…
616, not 666, is more likely to be the number of the beast. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
With (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman) 2017 was the first year since 1958 (South Pacific, Auntie Mame, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) that the top 3 highest grossing domestic films were female led. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
John Cleese turned down the role of Cogsworth in Disney's Beauty and the Beast in order to play Cat R. Waul in Amblimation's An American Tail: Fievel Goes West en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_…
J.K.Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was originally written for the charity Comic Relief. 80% of the cover price goes to charity, and sales of the book has raised $30 million since 2001. 90skidsonly.com/1321311/h…
George RR Martin wrote for the TV series "Beauty and the Beast" with Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton hollywoodreporter.com/liv…
Some Christians believe the RFID chip in contactless payment cards is the Mark of the Beast en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Num…
Luis Garavito (The Beast) was found guilty of murdering and torturing 138 boys, and was sentenced to 22 years in jail. He will be released in 2021. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lui…
WWI put such a demand on horses that the British public started buying circus elephants as beasts of burden in farming and munitions production. bbc.com/news/uk-england-2…
The Number of the Beast (666) may have actually be a mistranslation. The actual Number of the Beast may actually be 616. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Num…
While ancient cartographers often used mythical beasts to denote unknown areas, the famous phrase "Here Be Dragons" (Hic Sunt Dracones) was hardly ever used. Instead, "Here Be Lions" was typically written on Classical and Medieval maps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Today I learned of the Warlord Idi Amin who after the UK left its embassy, declared himself "His Excellency President for Life Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada 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" usnews.com/news/slideshow…
One of Korea's 10 tallest men ever is Choi Hong Man. Japanese call him the "Korean Monster." He stands 7'2", weighs 331 pounds, was 2005 K-1 World Grand Prix Seoul Champion and had a rap group with a Korean supermodel called "Beauty and the Beast" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
Today I learned of the Beast of Gevudan, a huge man-eating gray wolf who, along with its mate, killed 113 people between 1764-1767 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
Today I learned that in 1994 Philip Glass composed an entire score for the 1946 Beauty and The Beast movie, turning it into an Opera en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_…
The United States Presidential state car, nicknamed "The Beast," is a custom built Cadillac with 5-inch thick bulletproof glass. It carries oxygen tanks, night vision optics, pump action shotguns, a tear gas cannon, rocket-propelled grenades, and two pints of the President's blood type. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
"The Beast" AKA "US Presidents state car" has no keyholes on its passenger doors; the way to open the doors on the limousine is a secret known only to the Secret Service. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
The Japanese dub of "transformers: Beast Wars" changed female Airazor to male, which resulted in the dub having the franchise's first gay romance when the English production had Airazor involved with a male character tfwiki.net/wiki/Transform…
Hugh Jackman Peed Himself Onstage as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast usmagazine.com/entertainm…
Today I learned of *Damnatio ad bestias*, Latin for β€˜condemnation to beasts’ and a specific method of execution where the condemned was killed by wild animals wikipedia.org/wiki/Damnat…
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's official title was "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." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idi…
Val Kilmer named one of his bison James Brown "because it likes to spin around in circles and looks like the kind of beast who might beat up his wife." esquire.com/features/ESQ0…
Alan Menken, 8 time Oscar winner and composer of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Hercules, and Tangled, also wrote the score for Sausage Party. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
The Roman Colosseum had 28 lifts which hoisted animals 24 ft up, then cage lids and trap doors in the arena floor opened simultaneously, unleashing beasts to fight each other or men. A lift was remade last June, ridden by a wolf who received a biscuit when released into the Colosseum. history.com/news/1500-yea…
Jerry Orbach, aka Lennie Briscoe from Law & Order, voiced and sang the part of Lumière, the candelabra in Beauty and the Beast (1991) vimeo.com/264135263
Celine Dion was fired from performing the theme to An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. Though initially reluctant from that experience, she eventually agreed to sing the theme to Beauty and the Beast, which launched her into international stardom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
Jerry Orbach provided the talking and singing voice of Lumiere in the original Disney version of "Beauty and the Beast." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas had to reconfigure it's original entrance, a large gold walk-through lion, as Chinese high rollers were avoiding it, believing walking through beasts to be unlucky before gambling. nytimes.com/2007/02/21/us…
George R.R. Martin wrote 14 episodes of the Beauty and the Beast series staring Ron Pearlman and Linda Hamilton between 1987-1990 imdb.com/title/tt0092319/…
The official title of Idi Amin, the Ugandan dictator, was β€œHis 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” bbc.com/news/magazine-188…
In ancient Rome, a gladiator was only someone who fought against other men. If you were in the arena facing wild beasts, you were called a bestiarii. There were two types of bestiarii: those condemned to die in such a manner, and those doing it voluntarily, for pay or for glory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bes…
Fairy tales such as Beauty and the Beast are actually many thousands of years old, reaching back into prehistoric times. bbc.com/news/uk-35358487
Beauty and the Beast was inspired by the real life of Petrus Gonsalvus refinery29.com/2017/03/14…

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