After losing her position in her university's anatomy department in 1938, Rita Levi-Montalcini set up a laboratory in her bedroom and studied the growth of nerve fibers in chicken embryos. This work led to her discovery of nerve growth factor, for which she was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1986. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritโ€ฆ
During her visit to the United States, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands heard footsteps outside her White House bedroom, answered a knock on the door, saw the ghost of Abraham Lincoln and fainted in shock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linโ€ฆ
Itโ€™s been 30 years since Home Alone debuted. The McCallisterโ€™s house in the movie is an actual home in the Chicago suburbs. Located at 671 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka, IL, the 5-bedroom house is 4,243 square feet & is currently valued at about $1.7 million & Kevin placed 14 bobby traps in the house. mccallisterhouse.com/makiโ€ฆ
I 1984, a boy wrote a letter to Ronald Reagan asking for federal funds to clean his bedroom after his mother called it a"disaster area". lettersofnote.com/2012/06โ€ฆ
Actor Crispin Glover, most famous as George McFly, lives in a 400 year old, 17-bedroom, 20-acre estate in Konarovice, Czech Republic that he has lovingly restored. architecturaldigest.com/sโ€ฆ
Rick Ross owns the largest private swimming pool in the whole US. His 54.000 sq ft mansion is the largest private residence in the whole state of Georgia. It has 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms and a total of 109 rooms. Upkeep is reportedly $1m per year. youtube.com/watch?v=43ewvโ€ฆ
A Scottish teen's mother had been nagging him for weeks to clean his bedroom. When Ryan Kitching finally cleaned his room, he found 12 old lottery tickets in a drawer; one of them was a winner for ยฃ52,981. telegraph.co.uk/news/newsโ€ฆ
A 20-pound Himalayan house cat went batshit crazy and held a family hostage in their bedroom time.com/20197/crazed-petโ€ฆ
Serial killer Edmund Kemper buried one of his victim's head in his mother's garden facing upward toward her bedroom. After his arrest, he stated that he did this because his mother "always wanted people to look up to her." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmโ€ฆ
Johnny Carson Craved Time Alone So Much His $80 Million Home Had Only 1 Bedroom. inc.com/jeff-haden/johnnyโ€ฆ
An American man spent 12 years bulding his own 'castle' in the Nevada Desert from scratch. It features 22 rooms, including 2 kitchens, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a man cave with home thater. It's now on the market for $699,900, down from $3.2 million. houseandhistory.com/hard-โ€ฆ
Candice Bergen was in constant competition as a child with her father's ventriloquist doll to the opint where the doll had a bigger bedroom and in her father's will the doll got $10,000.... Candice Bergen got nothing womansday.com/life/real-wโ€ฆ
A 5 year old called 911 after his mother collapsed in her bedroom. The operator hung on the kid saying he was fake calling 911 after 3 hours he called again and another operator said he should not play games and hung up him, Mother of 10 was found dead shortly after. mlive.com/news/detroit/inโ€ฆ
When 117 year old Marie-Louise Meilleur became the world's oldest person, she was confined to her bedroom, and she could only hear when people shouted directly into her right ear. One of her sons was also living in the same nursing home, and her oldest living daughter was 90 grg.org/Gallery/1880Galleโ€ฆ
In 1963 the navy undertook an expensive project to create a personal bedroom and nursery for Jacqueline Kennedy if she went into labour with her son while she was in Cape Cod. President Kennedy found out and was irate about the cost and personally called to have the furniture returned youtu.be/NtLTmg2vCzY
63% of homeowners who live alone have a 3 bedroom or larger home jchs.harvard.edu/blog/theโ€ฆ
In 2010 a couple purchased the town of 'Wauconda', in Washington, for just $360,000. It came with a cafรฉ, a gas station, a post office, a four-bedroom house and their own zip code. bbc.com/capital/story/201โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the "Bedroom Tax" wherein residents of public housing (including pensioners and the disabled) are subject to a reduction in their housing benefit if it is determined that they have "spare" rooms, and they refuse to rent to a lodger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedโ€ฆ
The photo of Pope John Paul II torn to pieces by Sinead Oโ€™Connor on SNL in 1992 was not a prop: "The photo itself had been on my mother's bedroom wall since the day the fucker was enthroned in 1978.โ€ theguardian.com/music/201โ€ฆ
A doctor in Texas built two massive mansions on adjoining lots, one with 46 bedrooms and 55 bathrooms, then never completed either, leaving them to rot since 2001. houseandhistory.com/abandโ€ฆ
Emperor Wu of Jin (China) had so many concubines that he could not choose between them, he often rode his goat-driven carriage around the palace until the goats decided to stop. Because of this many of the women planted bamboo leaves and salt outside their bedrooms to attract the goats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empโ€ฆ
, there was a 17th century Pope that kept his coffin in his bedroom, and a stone skull on his desk. He was so aware of his own mortality, that as he lay bedridden in his final days, he decided to bless the crowds of Rome one last time during Easter, going against medical advice. He died in May. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popโ€ฆ
From 1979 to 1982, Madonna lived in an abandoned synagogue in Corona, Queens, with her boyfriend Dan and his brother. There, they made many bedroom tapes together pagesix.com/2016/08/13/doโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Stimson House, a 30 bedroom house built in 1890 in Richardsonian Romanesque fashion near downtown LA. It was once the costliest private residence in Los Angeles, and over time has been bombed, lived in by a lumber baron, a brewer, a fraternity, and served as a convent en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stiโ€ฆ
Rent prices in Nis, Serbia, are the lowest in Europe (avg. $150/month for a typical 3-bedroom) walletwyse.com/articles/wโ€ฆ
Thereโ€™s a traveling exhibit called the โ€œTop Secret Projectโ€ which is designed to help parents recognize hazards in a simulated teenagerโ€™s bedroom. The interactive room includes items, that when seen through an educated lens, could signal a problem. enmchamber.org/the-top-seโ€ฆ
A man in Florida ran to his brothers bedroom after hearing him scream only to find the entire room and his brother swallowed by a sinkhole. They were never able to find the body. cnn.com/2013/03/01/us/floโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Swingers Tiki Palace, opened by strip club mogul Billy Hull in 1972, it was basically a knock-off Playboy Mansion. It featured a swimming pool with tunnels that led to the bedrooms. After just a year the club closed when Hull was arrested for hiring an assassin to kill his wife's lover. houseandhistory.com/swingโ€ฆ
Billionaire Howard Hughes bought a casino for the sole purpose of moving its trademark neon silver slipper. Visible from Hughes' bedroom, it had apparently kept him awake at night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howโ€ฆ
Joseph Jackson tried to teach his kids a lesson about leaving their bedroom windows open, so one night while his son Michael was asleep, Joseph wore a mask, climbed through the window, and shouted at him. Michael Jackson would later have recurring nightmares of being kidnapped from his bedroom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micโ€ฆ
After selling Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, game creator Markus 'Notch' Persson bought a $70 million 8-bedroom, 15-bath mansion in Beverly Hills, the most expensive house in the city's history. He also outbid Jay-Z and Beyoncรฉ, who were also looking to buy the house. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marโ€ฆ
H.H. Holmes, a 19th century serial killer in the US, opened a hotel which he had designed and built for himself specifically with murder in mind. It included soundproofed bedrooms, trap doors, walls lined with blowtorches and two incinerators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._โ€ฆ
When Mount St. Helens erupted on 18 May 1980 the volcano's lateral blast blew down "4 billion board feet of timber (enough to build about 300,000 two-bedroom homes)." Mount St. Helens, located in Washington, United States of America, "is the most active volcano in the Cascade Range." pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2000/fs0โ€ฆ
In 2001 a cat was cleared of the smothering death of a baby. Nicola Payne had found the cat lying on her boy's face when she went into his bedroom. She tried frantically to save him, but he was dead. Pathologists found that sudden infant death syndrome --not the cat, was the cause of death. thefreelibrary.com/BABY+Dโ€ฆ
A 17-year old kid murdered his parents and hid their bodies in a locked bedroom so he could throw a huge house party. rollingstone.com/culture/โ€ฆ
A closed bedroom door increases your chances of surviving a house fire by an extreme amount. youtube.com/watch?v=Nu5ICโ€ฆ
Hugh Hefner's girlfriend Vicky was eager to bring as many girls up into his bedroom as possible. Her reasoning: the more options Hef had, the less likely sheโ€™d be called to duty and the majority of the Playmates eventually selected had found their way into Hefโ€™s bedroom people.com/celebrity/hollโ€ฆ
In 1995 Andrรฉ Dallaire, armed with a knife, broke into the Prime Minister of Canada's residence. Jean & Aline Chrรฉtien locked themselves in their bedroom and brandished a soap stone sculpture for defense. It took the RCMP 7 minutes to respond because they forgot their key to 24 Sussex Drive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andโ€ฆ
Elvis Presley was a big Monty Pythonโ€™s fan and would act out the sketches in his bedroom with his girlfriend Linda Thompson youtu.be/Qbchmshpsz0
Hugh Hefner paid each of his girlfriends, out of a safe in his bedroom, $1,000 a week in cash for their services celebrity.nine.com.au/201โ€ฆ
When Michael Jackson died, his family believed they found black tar heroin in his bedroom which turned out to be moldy weed. articles.latimes.com/2009โ€ฆ
When Peter the Great found his wife had a lover he had the man beheaded, then forced her to keep her loverโ€™s head in a jar of alcohol in her bedroom which stood in Catherine's bedroom till Peter's death. tristarmedia.com/bestofruโ€ฆ
In 2010 the mummified corpse of Sogen Kato, thought to be Tokyo's oldest man, was found in his bedroom by government officials. He had actually died in 1978. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sogโ€ฆ
A parking space in Hong Kong sold for a record $664,300.00. Car park cost more than some two-bedroom homes in the city. bloomberg.com/news/articlโ€ฆ
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. Buckingham Palace is 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep (including the quadrangle) and 24 metres high. royal.gov.uk/FrequentlyAsโ€ฆ
Today I learned of a man, Michael Fagan, who at least once in 1982 broke into Buckingham Palace by climbing a drain pipe. He entered the Queen's bedroom and asked for cigarettes, which a maid bought him, before finally being arrested. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micโ€ฆ
Tippi Hedren was traumatized while filming Hitchcockโ€™s The Birds. He told her mechanical birds were to be used during the famous bedroom scene. Instead she endured 5 days of prop men flinging dozens of live gulls, ravens and crows at her. One of the birds gouged her cheek and just missed her eye en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipโ€ฆ
Most Boeing 777's and 787's have a secret stairway that leads to a set of windowless bedrooms for the crew. In the Boeing 777, pilots have their own overhead sleeping compartments which feature two roomy sleeping areas, two business-class seats, and enough room for a closet, sink, or lavatory. businessinsider.com/secreโ€ฆ
Candace Bergenโ€™s ventriloquist father left $10,000 to his dummy, Charlie McCarthy, and $0 to her. Charlie also had his own bedroom, which was bigger than hers. She also recalls "A gentle squeeze on the back of my neck was my cue to open and shut my mouth so he could ventriloquize me.โ€ womansday.com/life/real-wโ€ฆ

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