The Three Stooges performed at the very first Super Bowl Halftime Show. During their performance, Larry Fine spotted a football player hitting on his wife. He flipped him the bird, and for this he got in trouble with CBS and had to pay a fine of $42.50. sandiegoreader.com/weblog…
Someone in New York state bought an old bowl at a tag sale in 2007 for $3. When the buyer had it appraised several years later, they learned it was a 1,000-year-old Chinese bowl initially valued at $200,000 to $300,000. It later sold at auction for $2.2 million. edition.cnn.com/2013/03/2…
29 of the 30 most watched broadcasts in the United States were Super Bowls, with the other one being the final episode of M*A*S*H en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Elvis had to be rescued from a bowl of chicken soup that he began to drown in. countrymusicnation.com/el…
Michael Jackson's Super Bowl half time show was so successful that for the first time ever, a performance won higher ratings than the game. youtube.com/watch?v=-VhFi…
During the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, storms were so severe that its clouds blew smoke as far away as Boston, MA. Red snow fell on New England in winter 1934-1935. It was the largest American exodus in history, with over 86k relocating to California. 1/8 of CA's populace is of "Okie" heritage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dus…
In the past few years, at the same time that the NFL's "Super Bowl" is being played, the Aquarium of the Pacific (in the Californian city of Long Beach) holds the "Otter Bowl", with the otters playing with footballs made from frozen clams nbclosangeles.com/the-sce…
Defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi vowed to pay the average adoption fee of $150 for every dog at a Missouri shelter if the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. They won, and Nnadi paid the fees. A few days later, all 109 shelter dogs had been adopted. cnn.com/2020/02/07/us/kan…
Over a dozen losing college football teams usually participate in Bowl games every year. In fact, 61.5% of all division 1 teams go to a bowl. There are 130 teams, with 80 participants going to 40 bowls. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowl_g…
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
NFL refs also receive Super Bowl rings thepilot.com/sports/nfl-o…
The term β€œwardrobe malfunction” was coined in 2004. Justin Timberlake first used it in an apology to Janet Jackson for the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, where Jackson’s breast was exposed. Media began using the term, and eventually it was added to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
When the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl in 2010 the locker room was initially silent. That is, until someone yelled the β€˜It’s the fuckin’ Catalina Wine Mixer!’ line from Step Brothers. The other players repeated the sentiment, and the celebration began. maxim.com/entertainment/g…
In the 18th century, some toilet bowls or chamber pot holders were constructed to look like a book or pile of books from the outside, in order to camouflage them. One such "book" has "Histoire des Pays Bas" (History of the Netherlands/Lower Lands) on its spine, a reference to its intended use atlasobscura.com/articles…
Cats often avoid consuming food or water from sides of their bowls to prevent 'whisker fatigue.' Whiskers brushing against a bowl can trigger sensory overload, causing them pain and stress whenever eating or drinking. petmd.com/care/whisker-fa…
In the Ainu community (Japan's indigenous people), when a man proposed to a woman, he visited her house, ate half a full bowl of rice handed to him by her, and returned the rest. If the woman ate the rest, she accepted his proposal. If she did not and put it beside her, she rejected his proposal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain…
The largest bowl of soup is 26,658 litres of vegetable soup and was made by DENK Communicatie in Poeldijk, Netherlands on 16th of may 2009 guinnessworldrecords.com/…
YouTube was invented out of frustration that there wasn't a single platform to watch Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction following the now-infamous Super Bowl Halftime performance rollingstone.com/culture/…
When the phenomenon of "Super Bowl babies" - a supposed spike in births 9 months after an area's football team wins the Super Bowl - was studied, it turned out that Super Bowl wins and losses did not have a significant effect on birth rates in the teams' home counties or states. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of Modern Toilet restaurant, a small Taiwanese restaurant chain in which customers sit on toilets to eat, food is served in miniature toilet bowls, and drinks are served in miniature urinals. The tables are bathroom sinks with glass tops placed over them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod…
Today I learned about Kintsugi, a Japanese art form in which broken bowls are repaired with gold. The gold signifies the beauty of repairing things after they are broken. nbcnews.com/better/health…
The first Rose Bowl game in 1902 was such a blowout that "for the next 13 years... officials ran chariot races, ostrich races, and other various events instead of football." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/190…
The Buffalo Bills lost four Super Bowls in a row (1991-94). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buf…
The first ever Super Bowl halftime show didn't feature award winning musicians, but rather two men flying around with jet packs. The spectacle was witnessed by 60,000 in attendance and 50 million watching at home. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
In 1992, Nike made a Super Bowl commercial where an animated Bugs Bunny played basketball with a real-live Michael Jordan. The commercial was so successful that Warner Brothers decided to turn it into a whole movie (Space Jam). highsnobiety.com/2015/07/…
The NFL sent a cease and desist order to an Indiana Church in 2007 for charging admission to a Super Bowl party that was showing the game on a TV larger than 55 inches thus infringing on the NFL’s copyright laws. bowie-jensen.com/2013/01/…
Sanora Babb was writing a book about the Dust Bowl but John Steinbeck stole her notes to write The Grapes of Wrath, and as it was felt the market couldn’t support two books about the subject, her book remained unpublished until 2004. broadstreetonline.org/201…
"1984", the commercial that introduced the Apple Macintosh during the 1984 Super Bowl, was directed by Ridley Scott en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
The longest tennis match in history was played at Wimbledon in 2010. It was 11 hours and 5 minutes long, played over 3 days. The final set lasted 8 hours and 11 minutes-longer than the previous record. After, both players and the umpire were given a crystal bowl and champagne flutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isn…
The iconic sketch comedy show, In Living Color, is responsible for today's Super Bowl halftime extravaganza. rollingstone.com/culture/…
Former NFL player Eugene Robinson was arrested in a prostitution sting the night before his team the Atlanta Falcons were going to play in the Super Bowl. Earlier on the day of his arrest, he was awarded the Bart Starr Award which is given to the player who best exemplifies outstanding character en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug…
β€” Only 1% of Super Bowl XLVIII tickets were sold to the public. The NFL gave the remaining 99% to teams, broadcast networks, corporate sponsors and other entities. When a fan sued, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled the NFL's ticketing policies didn’t violate any state consumer protection laws. abcnews.go.com/US/jersey-…
BORTAC is the tactical unit of the United States Border Patrol and is equivalent to SWAT. Members have operated in 28 countries around the world. They've been used as event security for the Super Bowl and to assist in quelling civil unrest in the United States en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOR…
The only known copy of the first ever Super Bowl is unavailable for public view. The tape is currently tied up in a legal battle between its owner and the NFL. foxnews.com/media/first-s…
NFL running back Robert Edwards was fresh off a 1,000 yard rookie season when he destroyed his knee in a beach football game at the Pro Bowl. His NFL career was ruined and his team, the New England Patriots, would go on to win 3 Super Bowls in the next 6 years without him. theglobeandmail.com/sport…
One 1990 episode of Quantum Leap managed to predict some of the events of the 1996 Super Bowl. Not only did the screenwriter correctly predict that the Pittsburgh Steelers would be playing, the Steelers also ended up trailing by 3 at some points of the game, just like in the show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Actress Kate Mara’s great-grandfathers (Tim Mara and Art Rooney Sr) founded, and her families still own, the NY Giants and the Pittsburg Steelers. Her acting contracts state that if either team make the Super Bowl, she can attend. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_M…
Steve Young, 3x Super Bowl champion and 2x NFL MVP, was the great-great-great-grandson of Brigham Young, the 2nd president of the LDS church. In college, Steve played football at BYU, the university named after his great-great-great-grandfather. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Adolf Frederick, a former king of Sweden, died after gorging on lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, and 14 servings of semla, a Swedish pastry, served in bowls of warm milk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
Of the 20 most watched television broadcasts, 19 are Super Bowls. The lone TV series episode, at #9, is the series finale of M*A*S*H in 1983. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The crowd during the Super Bowl halftime show do not have tickets to the game and the performers are paid nothing. The NFL justifies the lack of earnings by saying the performers will make it back in download revenue. cheatsheet.com/entertainm…
Artie Lange was paid $140k in one night to perform two shows at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas during Super Bowl week 2007, his highest paid stand up gig at that point. After gambling, hookers, and drugs, he spent $145k that trip. brobible.com/culture/arti…
The inventor of the Saxophone, Adolphe Sax survived multiple near death experiences as a child such as; falling from a height of 3 stories and hitting his head on a stone, drinking a bowl of vitriolized water age 3 and surviving a gunpowder explosion that left him seriously burnt, among others en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
Lebanon made a massive bowl of hummus to get into the Guiness Book of World Records just so people around the world can recognise that hummus is from Lebanon bbc.com/travel/story/2017…
Before kickoff Super Bowl XLII (2007 Patriots vs Giants), Giants backup QB Jared Lorenzen went and checked the Giants' Gatorade color. He then texted his friend who had financial difficulties and told him the color so that friend could gamble on the Prop Bet and make money if the Giants won. actionnetwork.com/ncaaf/j…
An episode of The Simpsons titled "Lisa The Greek" correctly predicted the outcome of that year's Super Bowl in 1992 just three days later. When the episode was rebroadcast in '93 and '95 it was redubbed and again predicted the winners. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Van Halen stipulated in their performance contracts that a bowl of M&M's, with all of the brown M&M's removed, was to be placed in their dressing room. They didn't do this to be jerks, but as a simple test to see if more important safety and quality specifications were attended to as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
Infamous streaker, Mark Roberts, was sponsored by GoldenPalace.com to streak Super Bowl 38. He was paid $1 million, given front row tickets on the 50-yard line, and provided with one of the best defense attorneys in the US who was able to reduce his charges down to a misdemeanor and $1,000 fine. theguardian.com/sport/201…
Theres an informal contest where people try to avoid learning who won the Super Bowl. npr.org/2018/02/10/584757…

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