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-…
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…
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…
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…
About 450 people die a year by falling out of bed. dailycal.org/2017/06/30/1…
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…
Up until as recently as the 1950’s, candy stripers sold cigarettes to hospital patients in bed statnews.com/2016/10/21/c…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
'Procrustes analysis' is a form of shape analysis. The name 'Procrustes' refers to a bandit from Greek mythology who made his victims fit his bed. If they were short, he would stretch their limbs. If they were too tall, he would cut their limbs off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Arnold schoenberg suffered from triskaidekaphobia the fear of the number 13 as he lay in bed, he died that night simply because of the fear, at the age of 76 / 7+6= 13 and on friday the 13. famouscomposers.net/arnol…
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-…
Today I learned of the Flamen Dialis, a roman high-priest. The person holding the title lived under strenuous rules: he was not allowed to touch/ride a horse, sleep three days outside his bed, appear at an empty table, touch iron, have a knot on his attire, swear an oath, touch or name a dog (and many more). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
NASA will pay you $19,000 to lay in bed for two months! cnbc.com/2019/03/29/nasa-…
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…
Caffeine has a half life of 5.7 hours on average. So even if you only drink coffee in the morning, it'll still be in your system when you go to bed. caffeineinformer.com/the-…
Swelling around nail beds or nails that curve downwards can be a telltale sign of lung cancer and it is advised to consult a doctor asap. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr…
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…
In 1953, the newspaper Liberation published a death-bed confession by a Parisian roofer that he had murdered Zola by blocking the chimney of his house en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%2…
Zoologist Francis Buckland kept the remains of a cat under his bed at Winchester College, dug up and ate a dead panther from a zoo (declaring the meat "not very good"), and took his pet bear Tigleth Pileser to a meeting at Oxford University dressed in a cap and gown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
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-…
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…
Lewis Carrol developed ideas in linear algebra, probability & the study of elections & committees. Also one of his inventions was a writing tablet called the nyctograph that allowed note-taking in the dark, thus eliminating the need to get out of bed and strike a light when one woke with an idea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew…
In Ireland you cant own a lake or river but by owning the land on both sides you can own the bed and the airspace above and completely control access to it canoe.ie/water-access/
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…
The reason behind the missing holes in IKEA's duvet covers. In Scandinavia we always have holes in the corners of our duvet covers, since it makes it easier to make the bed. Apparently IKEA had to remove this since so many customers in other countries thought it was torn and complained about it. expressen.se/leva-och-bo/…
Oysters can get Herpes. The deadly virus killed 80-100% of affected oyster beds in France. An outbreak in England killed over 8 million oysters. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
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…
Tokyo Olympics 2020 bed manufacturer has reassured athletes that the recycled cardboard beds won’t collapse during sex. The Airweave bed manufacturer said the bed frames will be able to hold up to 440 lbs loads & guarantee structural integrity with no more than 2 athletes in one bed. independent.co.uk/sport/o…
Today I learned about the long-distance bed pushing craze that swept across colleges, where people mounted beds on wheels and pushed them far as they could go. The farthest record holder is students from Pennsylvania's St. Vincent College who pushed a bed in laps around a shopping center for 1,980 miles in 1979 weirduniverse.net/blog/co…
The song Hook by the Blues Traveler is literally about nothing. The lyrics state that the words have no meaning and are completely random but the inflection and music bed is all that matters. It is a stab at producers wanting catchy $$$ making songs and in turn, became one. music.avclub.com/why-hook…
Al Capp of Li'l Abner fame met John and Yoko at the Bed-in For Peace. It didn't go well. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
A 2014 study found out that out of 24 late-model pickup trucks studied only two, the 2014 Ram 3500 and Ford F-450, both with dual rear wheels, were able to have their beds filled with water without overloading. jalopnik.com/why-a-bedlin…
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…
The singer of Midnight Oil, most famous for the song Beds are Burning, has served as Minister for School Education and Minister for the Environment of Australia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The horse's head in the bed in The Godfather was real. The mock up looked too fake so they got one from a dog food factory. entertainment.time.com/20…
Today I learned about the bundling board. While used for strangers having to share a bed, it is also used by the parents of young, courting, puritan couples to achieve the emotional intimacy of sharing a bed while at the same time "discouraging" any real physical intimacy before marriage. jmarkpowell.com/bundling-…
Henry Ford allowed injured laborers to continue work from their hospital beds; screwing nuts on small bolts without getting out of bed. It was optional, but allowed employees to receive their normal salary while hospitalized. Ford believed the work to hasten their recovery. henry-ford.net/english/fa…
After moving to Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln and his best friend Jonathan Speed shared a bed for four years. Later, during the Civil War, Lincoln shared a bed with his bodyguard David Derickson any time Mary Todd Lincoln was absent from the White House. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex…
Artist Tracey Emin exhibited 'My Bed'. The stained bed she was in for 4 days during a bout of depression. Two other artists did "Two Naked Men Jump into Tracey's Bed" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_…
In 2015 a man in Iowa stole a bag of dog poop out of a truck bed when he realized he couldn’t steal the truck. Said bag was valued at a whopping $1. desmoinesregister.com/sto…
The SS Californian was within 15 miles of HMS Titanic the night Titanic sank. The wireless operator for SS Californian sent a message to Titanic that it was stopped and surrounded by ice, then turned off his wireless equipment and went to bed. Titanic collided with the iceberg 10 minutes later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_…
Julie d'Aubigny was a 17th-century traveling swordswoman. Among her other exploits, when her female lover was sent to a convent, she also entered the convent, stole the body of a dead nun, placed it in her lover's bed, escaped with her lover and burnt the convent down. badassoftheweek.com/lamau…
The French King, Lois XIV owned a collection of 413 beds in several places all over France, so that he could sleep in his own bed, no matter where he traveled. telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/0…
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
Elephants are a keystone species. They carve pathways through impenetrable under brush shaping entire ecosystems as they create pools in dried river beds and spread seeds as they travel. nationalgeographic.org/en…
A fisherman in Philippine found a perl weighing 34kg and estimated around $100 million. Not knowing it's value, the pearl was kept under his bed for 10 years as a good luck charm. theguardian.com/world/201…
After the cancellation of the 1944 Olympics, Polish prisoners of war being held in the Nazi Oflag II-C POW camp staged their own unofficial Olympics games. They made their own flag from a bed sheet, an opening ceremony was held and even a commemorative stamp was printed by the camp post office. history.com/news/the-olym…
In February 1961, East Orange, NJ police arrested 14 people from their beds at home after midnight. Their crime was failing to return library books that were more than four months overdue. nytimes.com/1964/07/25/ar…
Hitler spent the last night of his life lying awake and fully clothed on his bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei…
The man responsible for inventing leaded gasoline, Thomas Midgley Jr, was also accredited for the introduction of the ozone depleting refrigerant Freon. Later in life, Midgley contracted Polio and subsequently died when he was strangled by the very device he designed to get him out of bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, developed the first metal detector in an attempt to locate a bullet lodged inside President James Garfield after he was shot in 1881. The machine failed, in part, due to interference caused by steel wires in the president's bed mattress. history.com/news/10-thing…
Bed headboards were first used to keep sleepers warm and were constructed to create space from the wall to allow falling colder air to sink to the floor rather than onto the bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Holiday Inn had a trail run of human bed-warmers in 2010. "A willing staff-member will dress in an all-in-one fleece sleeper suit before slipping between the sheets." reuters.com/article/us-ho…
Queen Victoria was raised under a strict system called the Kensington System,created by her mother and Sir John Conroy.Her first two requests, upon her accession, were that she should be allowed an hour by herself,and that her bed should be removed from her mother's room. She also banned Conroy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
A ballerina was diagnosed with a detached retina in 1941 and had eye surgery. She had bed rest for 3 months, but still moved her feet. The op failed, as did another. For her third, she had a year’s bed rest. Her husband sat with her every day, using their fingers to teach her ballet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
Bed bugs have existed since the age of the dinosaurs. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
In 1984 water beds were a $2 billion business with 3.4 million sold in the United States alone. At the time, 75 percent of all stores that sold water beds also offered a selection of water bed cribs. nytimes.com/1985/10/06/bu…
Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash once walked in on his mom naked in bed with David Bowie rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Two British sisters (in their 60s) in Spain died when the fold-up bed unit they were sleeping in collapsed on them. The coroner report shows they survived under it for four days before dying from asphyxiation. gorillacool.com/died-in-a…
When China ordered a Boeing 767 from the U.S. in 2002 to serve as its presidential jet, its intelligence service discovered nearly 30 bugging devices onboard the plane, "including one in the headboard of the presidential bed." The C.I.A. and the White House refused to comment. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
On January 31st, 1956 a B-25 Mitchell crash landed in the Monongahela River near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, floated a mile and a half down river before sinking, and was never seen again. It is believed that it is still on the river bed, buried under soft silt in an old gravel pit. tacairnet.com/2015/05/12/…
Tossing and turning in bed one night in 1934, twenty year old Jerry Siegel came up with the idea of Superman. He teamed up with his friend Joe Shuster and it took them six years to find a publisher for their comics timelineindex.com/content…
Obese people tend to eat little in the morning and much in the afternoon and evening. Going to bed a little hungry, a number of days each week, is going to drop the pounds chatelaine.com/health/fit…
The actors that played Ethel and Fred hated one another so much, that Vivian Vance (Ethel) once stated: β€œI loathed William Frawley (Fred) and the feeling was mutual. Whenever I received a new script, I raced through it, praying that there wasn’t a scene where we had to be in bed together.” powerpop.blog/2018/12/18/…
President Kennedy kept two hamsters--Debbie and Billie--in the White House as pets. The two escaped often, one time being found under Kennedy's bed. Debbie later ate Billie and died of indigestion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
There are beds bigger than California King. Including Wyoming and Alaska King. naturalform.com/mattress-…
Today I learned Shia LaBeouf was so unpopular on the set of Fury for his antics (face cutting, tooth pulling, not washing to get into character) he was installed in a bed and breakfast away from the rest of the cast during filming theguardian.com/film/2014…
CaΓ±o Cristales is a Colombian river located in the province of Meta. The river is commonly called the "River of Five Colors" and is even referred to as the most beautiful river in the world due to its striking colors. The bed of river in the end of Jul through Nov is variously colored. youtu.be/wKp5q6OWTBY
In 1922, scientists went to a hospital ward with comatose children, dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. They went from bed to bed injecting the kids with a new extract, insulin. As they injected the last comatose child, the first one injected began to awaken. diabetes.org.uk/about_us/…
A guy lived in a storage locker for $200 a month. It included a bed, tiny kitchen, a sofa, basic plumbing, and even electricity. boingboing.net/2017/01/13…
Influenced by a Monk, writer Nikolai Gogol burned the copies of his magnum opus, started fasting to the point of starvation and died 9 days later in his, bed as his "doctors" tried to treat him using hot showers, leeches and pouring buckets of cold water on him as he was sleeping rbth.com/literature/2014/…
There are bigger beds than California King... the Wyoming King and Alaskan King. realmattressreviews.com/m…
It is estimated that 1 in every 10 babies in Europe is conceived in an IKEA bed. telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle…
Max Richter wrote an 8 hour piece called "Sleep." For its premiere, he handed out sleeping bags and camping beds to the audience so they could sleep through the piece. npr.org/2018/03/17/589337…
The Palace of Heavenly Purity was the residence of the Ming Emperor. The large space was divided into nine rooms on two levels, with 27 beds. For security, on any one night the Emperor would randomly choose from any of these beds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Antoine Dodson's Bed Intruder Song went platinum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed…
Adolf Hitler was a movie buff who would stay up watching foreign movies and sometimes not go to sleep until 10 in the morning. This meant that he wouldn't get out of bed until some time in the afternoon. His first meeting of the day was therefore at his breakfast, which to his guests was dinner. historytoday.com/miscella…
The official divorce complaint of Mary Louise Bell, wife of world-famous physicist Richard Feynman, was that "He begins working calculus problems in his head as soon as he awakens. He did calculus while driving in his car, while sitting in the living room, and while lying in bed at night." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
In the shanty "Drunken Sailer," one response to "What shall we do with the drunken sailor?" is "Put him in the bed with the captain's daughter." The Captain's Daughter is another name for the Cat o' Nine Tails, a multi-tailed whip. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
The helicoprion (and other prehistoric sharks) had teeth-whorls, a spiral of teeth like a circular saw. They bed on soft prey like squid, their jaw creating a rolling-back and slicing mechanism. mainstreetsmiles.com/fun-…
Octopuses have been observed acquiring shiny and reflective objects and planting them around their homes in the sea bed like a garden. The song β€œOctopus’s Garden” by the Beatles was inspired by the captain of a boat informing Ringo Starr of this fact while on vacation. beatlesbible.com/songs/oc…
It's possible to become stuck in the silt of a river bed so much that you can't simply be pulled out by force - Article: Rescuers-try-but-rising-tide-claims-woman adn.com/alaska-news/2018/…
Today I learned of the theory that the "monster under the bed" is an evolutionary leftover from our hunter/gatherer days. "children would fear bedtime because of the threat of wild animals." dreams.co.uk/sleep-matter…
Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park is believed to be the site of Canada's most recent volcanic eruption and lava flow, a geological disaster that killed an estimated 2,000 people. Large lava flows dammed the Nass River and destroyed two villages of the Nisga'a people around the year 1700 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nis…
Freddie Mercury used a piano as the headboard of his bed and would often play tunes that he had heard in his dreams . This was Bohemian Rhapsody began bbc.com/news/magazine-137…
The lyrics to the song that goes β€œWould you go to bed with me?” (Would You...? by Touch and Go) were taken from a psychological study conducted in 1978 elainehatfield.com/upload…
Not long before his death, Freddie Mercury, confined to his bed, got to see an advance copy of the "Wayne's World" scene with Wayne and Garth headbanging to "Bohemian Rhapsody". He loved it and approved of the song's use in the film. The movie, in part, helped launch Queen's comeback in the USA guitarworld.com/brian-may…
Ching Shih was a pirate leader who terrorized the China Seas in the early 19th century. She is widely considered to be the most successful pirate in history, based on the fact that she commanded the largest crew ever assembled, and that she died in her own bed as a free woman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Today I learned about REM sleep behavior disorder, a neurological condition where people can act out their dreams. An individual with the disorder is able to get out of bed and is unaware they are dreaming. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rap…
Herodotus reports that Cyrus the Great either died fighting one of the most violent battles in the ancient world or peacefully in his bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyr…
The saying "an apple a day keeps the doctors away" dates back to 19th Century Wales, and was originally phrased "Eat an apple on going to bed, and you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
On his death bed in 1936, King George's Dr issued the final notice β€œThe King’s life is moving peacefully towards its close" and then proceeded to inject him with 750mg of morphine and 1000mg of cocaine, enough to kill him twice over. theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
The only state governor to be assassinated was Kentucky’s William Goebel. He was shot soon after the election ended, and was sworn into office while on his death bed. His only official business as governor was to call off the militia looking for the person who shot him. wikipedia.org/wiki/Willia…
Two sisters died in 2005 when their folding bed collapsed on them whilst they were on holiday. They were trapped under the bed for four days before suffocating to death. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
In 2002 a NASA intern stole a safe full of moon rocks. To celebrate his crime he laid the rocks on a bed and had sex with his girlfriend on top of them. gizmodo.com/how-an-intern…

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