The residents of the Spanish village Villar de Corneja near Avila, where the average age is 75, toast the New Year 12 hours before the rest of their countrymen in a collective decision to get to bed at a decent hour. newsbeezer.com/austriaeng…
Almost 1 of every 4 beds sold in the late Eighties was a Waterbed. Then the industry dried up in the Nineties. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The inventor of the Graham cracker, Sylvester Graham, spoke out against meat, alcohol, sex, warm baths, hard beds, and even store-bought bread. An angry mob of bakers and butchers once marched to the hotel he was lecturing at, only for his supporters to drop bags of lime on them from the roof. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
When Eli Wallach, who played "The Ugly" in "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," arrived in Madrid to shoot the movie, all hotels were full. He ended up having to sleep in the same bed as Clint Eastwood and later often bragged that he was the only man who ever slept with Clint Eastwood. listerious.com/facts-abou…
Japan's reputation for longevity among its citizens is a point of controversy: In 2010, one man, believed to be 111, was found to have died some 30 years before; his body was discovered mummified in his bed. Investigators found at least 234,354 other Japanese centenarians were "missing." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
Linda Blair fractured her spine whilst filming The Exorcist (1973), later suffering from scoliosis. Linda was rigged to a mechanical bed that shook her so-violently; she broke her back. The shot was used in the final film and her screams of pain were real. hudsonvalleyscoliosis.com…
While Sharon was giving up, sick in bed with cancer, Ozzy asked Robin Williams to visit her. He hopped in her sick bed randomly and apparently her family went from crying to peeing themselves laughing in a second. She loved it and went from giving up to chemo the next day. pagesix.com/2018/03/06/sh…
In 1877, George Cowan got shot in the head, crawled to make coffee at an old camp, crawled thru Yellowstone, crossed a river, got burned in a forest fire, had surgery to remove bullets, got thrown from a carriage before it rolled over a cliff, and while receiving care afterwards, his bed broke billingsgazette.com/lifes…
The Flintstones showed the first TV couple to share a bed, dealt with suicide and infertility, and was the inspiration for The Jetsons icytales.com/the-flintsto…
Mama Cass didn't pass away from sandwiches. The physician who first examined her corpse voiced misleading speculations regarding an uneaten ham sandwich & Coca-Cola discovered nearby. He made erroneous claims that eating a sandwich with a soda in bed was dangerous for her. snopes.com/fact-check/ham…
Bob Newhart's 2nd TV series, 'Newhart' ended its series finale with his character from his 1st TV series 'The Bob Newhart Show' waking up in bed and revealing all 8 seasons of "Newhart" had been an indigestion fueled dream. ew.com/article/2010/06/17…
Ringo Starr contracted tuberculosis as a child and was admitted to a sanatorium for two years. During his stay the staff made an effort to stimulate motor activity and relieve boredom by giving him a makeshift mallet made from a cotton bobbin that he used to strike the cabinets next to his bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin…
The marriage of Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame (It's A Wonderful Life) to director Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without A Cause) ended in 1950 when he walked in on her in bed with his 13-year-old son -- Her stepson. She secretly married the boy ten years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
The first bendy straws were used in hospitals to help bed-ridden patients drink smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned about Carl Tanzler, a German-born radiology technologist who stole the corpse of his girlfriend after she died of tuberculosis and kept it in his bed, continuously refurbishing it, for 7 years, until he was eventually caught en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
When Joseph Stalin was dying, his private physician was not available because he was already being tortured in the basement of the KGB headquarters for suggesting the Soviet leader required more bed rest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lav…
An English submarine on a combat patrol in WWII accepted a Russian reindeer as a gift. The reindeer spent six weeks at sea, slept under the captain's bed, and got fat off of condensed milk. It then spent the rest of its life in an English zoo. news.bbc.co.uk/local/hamp…
Hospital staff were stunned when Bill Gates made an unexpected visit in 2010 to the death bed of Dr. Ed Roberts, his first employer and developer of the first commercially successful personal computer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_…
Today I learned of Arthur du Mosch, who had a wild leopard leap in the bed of his sleeping family trying to eat his pet cat. Clad in only underwear, he wrestled the leopard and pinned him down until help arrived. "I held him like that for about 20 minutes and talked to him in Dutch. I have a way with animals". cbsnews.com/news/israeli-…
In 2015 a basketball player was found dead in her bed, the cause of death was ruled to be falling asleep with gum in her mouth and breathing it into her lungs nypost.com/2015/01/20/bas…
The average person spends about 26 years sleeping in their life which equates to 9,490 days or 227,760 hours. Surprisingly, we also spend 7 years trying to get to sleep. That's 33 years or 12,045 days spent in bed! dreams.co.uk/sleep-matter…
Brazilian man Joao Maria de Souza was killed in his bed when a cow fell through the roof and landed on him huffpost.com/entry/joao-m…
Atilla the Hun died of a nosebleed. On his wedding night, he drank heavily and passed out in his bed. He then had a severe nosebleed and choked to death on his own blood. history.com/news/8-things…
A French father and daughter recorded a song called Lemon Incest, about an impossible physical love between an adult and his child. The music video featured them posed provocatively on a bed, half dressed. The song went to #2 in France. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lem…
Disney was worried about airing a black boy kissing a white girl in the 1999 Disney channel original move β€œDon't Look Under the Bed” and almost scrapped the scene. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Today I learned about the wicked blacksmith Procrustes, who would rent his spare bed to travelers. When the guest inevitably complained the bed was too short, Procrustes would get his tools and cut his guest down to size. Today, "Procrustean" is used to describe when an item is resized to an arbitrary standard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Hotel Arbez, in the village of La Cure, is divided between Switzerland and France: the bed in the honeymoon suite is bisected by the border, as is the dining room; the lower half of the main stairway lies in France, the upper half in Switzerland; and the bar is entirely located in France en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot…
NYC operates an 800-bed jail barge that is anchored off the southern shore of The Bronx. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ver…
After president Harding died of a heart attack, VP Calvin Coolidge was visiting family with no electricity or telephone. He heard of Harding's death by messenger at 2:45 AM. He got dressed, prayed, and met with reporters downstairs and took oath next to a kerosene lamp. He then went back to bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Caffeine doesn't give you energy. It boosts neurotransmitters such as dopamine that is known to affect concentration, while blocking adenosine receptors in the basal forebrain, are what typically signal the brain when it’s time to go to bed. tuftsjournal.tufts.edu/20…
Mel Blanc, the voice of Barney Rubble, suffered a car crash during production of Season 1 and so the actors would crowd around his hospital bed to record lines while the producers used a built in speaker to direct. Around forty episodes were recorded in such a manner. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
After recovering three Astronauts' bodies from the sunken wreckage of Space Shuttle Challenger in March 1986, the bodies were placed in 30 gallon plastic garbage cans and transported 25 miles in the open bed of a Navy pickup truck. lutins.org/nasa.html
Beds predate humans. 23-5 million years ago, before the advent of humans, apes began creating beds composed of a sleeping platform including a wooden pillow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed…
150 meters below Naples, Sicily, there is a vast multi-level underground stretching over a half kilometer, containing WWII cars, beds, conveniences, and other war relics. bbc.com/travel/story/2016…
The elderly couple depicted hugging each other in their beds as water ran beneath them in the film Titanic were based off of Isidor Straus and his wife Ida who both went down with the ship. Isidor Straus at the time was the co-owner of Macy's department store. encyclopedia-titanica.org…
About 450 people die a year by falling out of bed. dailycal.org/2017/06/30/1…
Fairy dust was later added to Peter Pan after several reports of kids hurting themselves after attempting to fly from their beds theguardian.com/childrens…
After suffering a massive heart attack and thought to be on his death bed, an inmate in Nashville confessed to a decade-old murder as way to clear his conscious before he died. Instead, he made a full recovery. He was then indicted for murder, and later convicted abcnews.go.com/US/inmate-…
In the movie The Godfather, the horse head from the scene where Jack Woltz, played by John Marley, wakes up to find it lying in his bed, is from an actual dead horse. During rehearsals a fake one was used, and Marley wasn't told beforehand, so his screams during the actual shot were genuine. businessinsider.com.au/4-…
The second most-dangerous consumer product category in the United States is beds, pillows and mattresses, which hurt 942,000 people in 2019. The most dangerous category is stairs, ramps, landings and floors, which injured 3.1 million. injuryfacts.nsc.org/home-…
King Louis XIV of France was reported to have owned 413 beds getty.edu/education/kids_…
In Ancient Rome, the high priest of Jupiter was not permitted to touch a horse, sleep three nights outside his own bed or one night outside Rome, or look upon an army. penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
A German nurse was sentenced to life in prison without eligibility for parole after he murdered more than 85 patients because he wanted to show off his resuscitation skills and be the hero who saves them on the hospital bed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nie…
Up until as recently as the 1950’s, candy stripers sold cigarettes to hospital patients in bed statnews.com/2016/10/21/c…
The longest car in the world was 100 feet long, had 26 wheels, a jacuzzi, diving board, king-sized water bed, and a helicopter landing pad, and was called the β€˜American Dream’. motor1.com/news/75965/the…
Baby otters can’t swim when they are born. It can take baby otters months to learn how to swim depending on their species. Sea otter moms need to carry babies on their belly or place them in kelp beds until they learn how to swim properly on their own. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
You are taller in the morning than you are at night. While we are lying down in a resting position, the spine is said to β€œspread out” or decompress, so when we wake in the morning we are taller after lying in bed all night. jamaicahospital.org/newsl…
Legendary screen icon Cary Grant's father put his mother in a mental institution when Grant was 9 and told him his mother had died. Grant didn't find out his mother was still alive until he was 35 when his father confessed the truth on his death bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
When Thomas Edison was on his death bed, Henry Ford reportedly made an odd request for his ailing friend and asked Edison's son Charles to collect Edison's last breath and later 8 test tubes were discovered apparently with 'his last breath'. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Bed bugs have dagger penises, and a Swedish researcher decided to use pheromones to leverage their anatomical β€œfeature” to kill one another by means of β€œuncontrolled shagging”. boingboing.net/2009/12/17…

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