Coolio Attempted to stage dive in 2009. Instead of being caught the crowd beat him up and stole his belongings. mtv.com.au/news/f6q1kz/co…
Pope John XII died on 14 May 964; one story relates that he died of a paralytic stroke suffered while having sex with a woman named Stefanetta. He may have died instead when the woman's husband defenestrated John or beat him to death with a hammer during the act. wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_…
Today I learned about Jason Vukovich, known as the β€œAlaskan Avenger,” who was convicted of using the state’s sex offender registry to track down offenders, break into their homes, and beat them with a hammer. nypost.com/2018/01/02/ave…
In May 1998, Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf beat Leonardo DiCaprio as People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person. As a joke write-in candidate, Hank was nominated enmass by fans of The Howard Stern Show as a chance to "violate People's expectations while still playing by its rules". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
Today I learned about Rosie the Ribiter, the American Bullfrog that holds the record for longest frog jump with a leap of 21 ft, 5 in in 1986. The prize for anybody to beat the record stands at $5000 USD roadsideamerica.com/story…
In 1998, Swiss watch maker Swatch unsuccesfully tried to launch a new time concept called Swatch Internet Time. According to this, the mean solar day is divided into 1000 parts called '.beats'. The system also elimated time zones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swa…
When YoungKio sold one of his beats to Lil Nas X, the price was just $30. However, the agreement stated that he had 50% of the publishing rights to the finished song - and in this case, he became half-owner of the smash hit "Old Town Road". abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
Hummingbird’s heart can beat up to 1,200 times per minute. beautyofbirds.com/humming…
Alaskan Wood Frogs would freeze their bodies in the winter. Their breathing and heart beat also stops, allowing them to survive temperatures as low as -80 degrees Fahrenheit. Their bodies will thaw during the spring and come back to life. businessinsider.com/these…
Not only did Eddie Van Halen write and play the guitar solo for Michael Jackson's Beat it, but he did it for free and set a monitor speaker on fire (with his music) in the process. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
Botox isn’t just for ironing out wrinkles. It can treat bladder disease, abnormal heart beat, severely cold hands, (maybe) depression, excessive sweating, migraines, and more. time.com/4501839/botox-in…
In 2010 approx. 400 Allied Nippon workers beat their boss to death with iron rods to protest layoffs of their former co-workers, two other senior managers were hospitalised and members of Human Resources were also attacked. businessinsider.com/fired…
The longest tennis match ever recorded took place in 2010 at Wimbledon. John Isner of the United States beat Nicolas Mahut of France in a match that lasted 11 hours and five minutes. It took 3 days to complete simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Etruscan Shrew is the smallest living terrestrial mammal, 3.5cm & 2g. They have a higher metabolic rate than any other animal; must eat 80% of their own body weight daily; and some species are venomous. Heart beats 800 times a minute, considerably faster than that of the hummingbird. onekindplanet.org/animal/…
Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer was brutally killed in prison when another inmate beat him to death with a metal bar taken from the prison weight room. The killer later revealed that he was sickened by Dahmer's crimes and his habit of fashioning severed limbs from the prison food. biography.com/crime-figur…
A computer beat the best chess player on earth in '97, but it would take 20 years before one beat the best "Go" player, due to the incredibly complex nature of the game. The program - AlphaGo - is so complex even the programmers themselves can't fully explain how it creates strategy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
Former US President Andrew Jackson was approached by a man who pulled a gun on him.The man pulled the trigger and shot at him but misfired, he then took another gun out of his pocket and and pulled the trigger but that gun also misfired.Jackson who was 67 at that time then beat him with his cane en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
In 2008 a team of medical scientists built a "bioartifical heart", where they took a cell-less heart framework and reseeded it with cells. By the eighth day, the structure was able to beat and pump like a natural heart. nature.com/articles/nm168…
In 1828, Opponents of Andrew Jackson called him a jackass. However, rather than rejecting the label, Jackson was amused by it and included a Donkey in his campaign posters. Jackson beat Jon Adams. Later in 1870s, Cartoonist Thomas Nast helped popularize Donkey as the symbol for the Democrats. history.com/news/how-did-…
Pole-Sitting was a fad in the 1920s that involved sitting atop a pole (commonly a flagpole) for an extended period of time, often trying to beat another's record. It continued until the Great Depression where it mostly died out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Today I learned of Marcario Garcia, a Mexican national in the US Army who received the Medal of Honor in World War II. A month later a restaurant owner in Texas denied him service, beat him with a bat, and eventually filed charges against Marcario. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
People prefer music with a tempo of 50-80 bpm. That's around the normal heart beat rate (72bpm). Faster songs (>72 bpm) excite the listener whereas slower music (<72 bpm) calms her. That goes along with the effect of music directly influencing the measured heart rate. msjonline.org/index.php/i…
Tom Hulce beat out Kenneth Branagh, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mark Hamill, and David Bowie to play the part of Mozart in Forman's film adaptation of Shaffer's "Amadeus". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Johnny cash got the tempo to "I Walk the Line" from his heartbeat when he wrote the song. His heart beat was pretty fast that day, he felt his pulse and put the music on beat with it. youtube.com/watch?v=ggWOd…
The world record for the most number of non-stop push-ups is 10,507 by Minoru Yoshida of Japan, which was achieved in October 1980, no one has beat it since. recordholders.org/en/list…
AlphaGo, the AI that beat the world’s best (human) Go player in 2016, consumed one megawatt of power while playing the game, enough to power about 100 homes for a day. deepmind.com/research/cas…
Snails burrow under the leaves and soil and hibernate. Their heart rate slows to where it hardly beats at all, and the snail's blood contains chemicals that prevent it from freezing, similar to many insects and other invertebrates, and even frogs and other animals. thesnailwrangler.com/educ…
Joe Namath was actually drunk when he made his famous "guarantee" that the New York Jets would beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. webcitation.org/67vz1aSjf
The blue whale heart rate was measured for the first time last year! It gets as low as 2 beats per minute, raising up to 37 when it resurfaces (more oxygen access). It works at physiological extremes, and explains why the whale never evolved to be even bigger. newatlas.com/biology/firs…
Obake Kuruta i.e. Ghost cards or Monster cards are an old card game from the Edo period in Japan in which cards feature monsters and other creatures from Japanese mythology and the objective is the collect the most cards to beat your opponent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
DeepMind developed an AI, called AlphaZero, that learned to master chess in under 4 hours. The AI then went on to beat the world-class program Stockfish and two other chess programs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
The wings of typical hummingbird beat up to 80 times per second. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
The most requested song at British funerals is Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life". The comedy song beat out more traditional choices like "The Lord is My Shepherd" and "Abide With Me," as well as Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now". telegraph.co.uk/news/pict…
Before crucifying a prisoner, ancient Romans would literally beat him within an inch of his life before nailing him to a cross. If prisoner lingered too long before dying, they'd break his lower limbs. Without his legs to support him, the prisoner died of suffocation. catholiceducation.org/en/…
The music video for "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Eat It" features a few of the same dancers from Michael Jackson's "Beat It". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eat…
Tiger Moths can beat their wings in a way that noise cancels a hunting bat's echolocation attempts to find it. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned of Jochen Rindt, who is the only Formula 1 driver to posthumously win the Driver's World Championship. After competitors failed to score enough points after his death to beat him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joc…
In 1850, Tennessee became the first state to make it illegal for a man to beat his wife. crestoneeagle.com/year-of…
The Vikings Beat Columbus To America By Nearly 500 Years (And Were Repeatedly Repelled By Native Peoples) vocal.media/wander/the-vi…
Mason Gamble, the actor that played Dennis in Dennis the Menace in 1993, beat out 20,000 kids with his audition for the role youtu.be/EAY0snyr_Cw
Today I learned of the 3,500 mile Great American Horse Race of 1976. It contained over a hundred experienced riders and ended up being won by a man riding a mule named Lord Fauntleroy. He beat the next closest finisher, a thoroughbred Arabian, by 10 hours and the pair ended up winning $25,000. wbur.org/onlyagame/2016/0…
Wearing forbidden Western fashion, like denim, jewelry, and hair dye, is used by North Korean millennials to show their defiance of the regime - but a women's union and youth groups monitor the streets to shame and beat rule-breakers, cutting off ponytails and destroying tight trousers refinery29.com/en-ca/2019…
UK had and enforced the law in 1994 banning gatherings of 20 or more people, where music with repetitive beats (EDM/rave) was played vice.com/en_uk/article/vd…
Evel Knievel tried to beat a man to death with a baseball bat in 1977 for writing a book that portrayed Knievel as "an immoral person". news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ameri…
26-yr-old Henry David Thoreau accidentally set fire to over 300 acres of forest where he was to build his famous Walden Pond shack when he & his buddy failed to beat back flames from the fire they set to cook fish they'd caught. Townsfolk called Thoreau a β€œdamned rascal” & β€œa flibbertigibbet.” history.com/news/thoreau-…
Skateboarding was so uncool that Tony Hawk had to hide his skateboard at school so that he wouldn’t get beat up and bullied. youtu.be/9Dj2SP5sbd8
, the Amen Break, a 6 second drum break beat, from a 1969 B-Side is probably one of the most sampled snippets of music ever, being quite popular in Hip Hop and Jungle youtube.com/watch?v=5SaFT…
Sean Connery was targeted by a gang in Edinburgh in the 1950s. 6 gang members followed him up to a 15-foot high balcony. He singlehandedly beat them up. He grabbed one by the throat and another by the biceps and cracked their heads together. After, they treated him with great respect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Jack Ma, one of the world's richest men, made a short martial arts film in 2017 where he fights and beats screen legends including Jet Li, Tony Ja and Donnie Yen. youtu.be/wfS9Uf5SKu8
Lalo Schifrin based the rhythm of the iconic Theme from Mission: Impossible on the letters M I rendered in Morse code ( _ _ . . ) where each dash has a beat and a half, and each dot has a single beat, the syncopated rhythm fitting the song's time signature of 5/4. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…

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