US Air Force pilot Brian Udell once survived ejecting at supersonic speed, and was severely injured by the wind. His navigator did the same and died instantly. youtube.com/watch?v=Hecyx…
After making edits and appealing to the MPAA for an R rating, Scarface director Brian DePalma felt that the cuts he made were so minor no one would notice if he put them back in, so he did. cbr.com/movie-legends-rev…
When recording with Bowie in Berlin, Brian eno would use whatever loose change he had in his pocket to buy a U-Bahn subway ticket to however far that cash would take him, and then spend the day exploring there. Bowie says they took that approach to recording the album bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09…
Today I learned about NBA star Brian Williams, a polymath who following the end of his basketball career changed his name to Bison Dele, traveled the world having adventures (bazookas were involved). After learning to sail he bought a catamaran and set sail from Hawaii toward Tahiti. He was never seen again. criminallyintrigued.com/b…
Brian Blessed once punched a polar bear in the face. On an expedition to the magnetic North Pole, a polar bear tore into his tent and stuck it's head in. Not wanting anyone to shoot it, he bellowed in the bear's face and punched it on the nose, causing it to flee. This saved the bear's life. youtube.com/watch?v=izTyF…
Jack White and Brian Muldoon hid 100 copies of their song β€˜Your Furniture Was Always Dead… I Was Just Afraid To Tell You’ in reupholstered furniture around Detroit in 2004 nme.com/news/music/jack-w…
Freddie Mercury, upon releasing his only solo album in 1985, added special thanks to his Queen bandmates, Brian, Roger and John, β€œfor not interfering”. Less than three months later Queen performed their legendary live set at Wembley for Live Aid udiscovermusic.com/storie…
In the β€œLife of Brian” scene where Graham Chapman reveals himself naked at a window to his adoring followers, fellow Python Terry Jones realised he lacked one crucial Jewish detail. A Strategically placed rubber band provided authenticity. chortle.co.uk/features/20…
'The Dark Crystal' was originally titled 'The Dark Chrysalis', but Brian Froud misheard Jim Henson, drew a crystal in his designs, and it stayed. thefilmagazine.com/the-da…
Formula 1 has an official theme music by Brian Tyler youtube.com/watch?v=U4Afq…
Shortly before becoming the frontman of AC/DC, Brian Johnson was the jingle singer of a Hoover commercial ultimateclassicrock.com/b…
Today I learned of Brian Shaffer, a man who disappeared after entering a bar in Columbus, OH in April, 2006. He was recorded on security cameras entering the bar, but never leaving the bar. He is still missing today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Dr.Brian May, the lead guitarist of Queen exclusively uses pre-1956 British six-pence coins as guitar picks for his home-built guitar called the 'Red Special'. He likes the serrations on them and claims the soft silver doesn't damage the strings nearly as much as conventional plastic picks canadiancoinnews.com/quee…
Today I learned that the crew of a sinking warship sung Always look on the Bright side of life from Monty Python's Life of Brian en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
The inspiration from Brian McKnight's hit song "Back at One" came by completing steps from an instruction manual. mtv.com/news/1431495/bria…
Today I learned about Brian Shaffer, an unsolved mystery involving a medical student who disappeared after he was separated from his friends at a bar. melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
When on tour, Queen would play their own version of Scrabble they called "Death Scrabble". They would have intense games through the night till morning.The highest single word laid down was by Brian, with the word Lacquers, worth 168 points. Freddie never forgave him for that. youtu.be/uw4ztyeOzNQ
In 2007, a guitar intended for charity and signed by Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Mark Knopfler, Bill Wyman, Gary Moore, Pete Townsend & Brian May, was 'lost' when it was given to a parcel company. The guitar appeared 10 years later in an on-line auction and was recovered by the police rainbows.co.uk/news/lost-…
In 1997, Scott Stapp and Brian Marshall of the rock band Creed originally signed their record contract in blood; causing it to need to be reprinted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Today I learned about "Sludgefest". This is an album made by Brian Borcherdt in which he played old vinyls of Alvin and The Chipmunks on 16 RPM (instead of 33 RPM). This created a collision of pop vocals and sludge-filled doom metal instrumentals instead of the high-pitched songs you're used to. news.avclub.com/the-slowe…
Adam Lambert actually auditioned for American Idol with a Michael Jackson song. The judges didn’t like it, but agreed to give him a second chance. He then sang Bohemian Rhapsody. Brian May saw the audition which eventually led to Lambert becoming frontman for Queen. goodhousekeeping.com/life…
The group Wilson Phillips is comprised of Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson, and Chynna Phillips, the daughters of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and of John and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, respectively. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Former Utah Senator Orrin Hatch defeated incumbent Senator Frank Moss in 1976. Twelve years later, Hatch retained his seat when he defeated Frank's son, Brian H. Moss. kutv.com/news/local/timel…
The baby who played Toby in Labyrinth, also named Toby, was the son of a sculptor for Henson Studios, Wendy Froud, and artist Brian Froud, the main designer of the film. They met while making Dark Crystal. Toby is now an accomplished puppeteer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson once got an F on an assignment in his high school music classβ€”which eventually turned into β€œSurfin’”, their first single. The F was changed to an A in 2018. consequenceofsound.net/20…
Brian Wells was murdered in PA in 2003 using a collar bomb in a plot involving a bank robbery, a homemade explosive collar, and a scavenger hunt to disarm it. He was surrounded by police and it was shown live on TV as "one of the most complicated and bizarre crimes in the annals of the FBI". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
As well as being the voice of Clayton in Disney's Tarzan (1999), Brian Blessed also provided the iconic Tarzan "Yell" for the film. wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o…
During the recording of the Rolling Stones album "Beggars Banquet" Brian Jones would sometimes come to recording sessions and want to play completely irrelevant music. The producer would put him in an isolated booth and simply not record his playing onto any important track. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beg…
Today I learned of Brian Robson, a Welshman man who tried to mail himself back to the UK. Unfortunately, not only did he not arrive at his intended location, he instead arrived in Los Angeles in extreme pain and was barely able to move. bbc.com/news/magazine-321…
Sue Jones-Davies, who portrayed Judith in Monty Python's Life of Brian, later became Mayor of Aberystwyth. She discovered that the town had banned Life of Brian for thirty years, and her first act was to overturn the ban and stage a screening with Terry Jones and Michael Palin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sue…
Guitarist Brian Setzer bought the entire inventory of guitar amp tubes from a company that was going out of business in the 80s, which gives him a unique guitar tone that is impossible to exactly replicate. youtu.be/0HU84CCvST8
Prior to the 92 Olympics several members of Australia’s Olympic basketball team threatened to boycott out of fears of contracting HIV from Magic Johnson. Australia basketball’s medical director Dr. Brian Sando recommended the Australians don’t play. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Today I learned of Brian Moran, 31, a minor league pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2019, in his major league debut, Moran pitched a scoreless inning. He struck out one batter, his brother, Colin Moran. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Today I learned about Brian, the mentally ill Bonobo who was prescribed Paxil to help with his anxiety but taken off of it a few years later after he started sharing it amongst the other apes theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Today I learned of Brian Molony, a compulsive gambler famous for embezzling millions to feed his gambling habit. Starting gambling from the age of 10, he embezzled 10 million dollars and lost almost 5 million dollars at Caesars Atlantic City. His life story is the basis of the movie Owning Mahowny. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Brian May, the lead guitarist for Queen and astrophysicist, dislikes smoking so much that he prohibited smoking indoors at concerts before smoking bans became the norm. The dislike for smoking was due to his father’s heavy cigarette use. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
On July 2, 1963, five weeks after setting a new world record in the pole vault, twenty year old Brian Sternberg broke his neck on a trampoline, after he landed awkwardly on his neck and was left a quadriplegic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Brian Boitano went to the South Park movie alone, had never met Stone or Parker and felt surreal when the theater reacted with appreciative laughter to the question of What Would Brian Boitano Do and the song along with it. It has since become a big part of his life that he seems to embrace it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wha…
Today I learned of Brian Zimmerman, who gained national attention in 1983 for being elected mayor of Crabb, Texas, a town outside of Houston, at the age of 11. He won in a landslide with 23 out of only 30 votes cast. He ran on formally incorporating the town to avoid annexation, but was unsuccessful. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
One of Terry Jones' characters in Monty Python's Life of Brian - the crowd member who demands that Pilate 'Welease Woger' - is named in the script after the actor Bob Hoskins montypython.50webs.com/sc…
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney forged a deep friendship with the Queen. On Canada Day, the Queen asked to clear some time in her schedule to relax with the Mulroneys. A glass of wine in hand, the Queen kicked off her shoes, put her feet up and started to chat to him about "free spirits" thespec.com/news-story/22…
Monty Python's Life of Brian was banned in Norway and subsequently marketed in Sweden as "The film so funny that it was banned in Norway" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Brian Wecht, member of comedy band "Ninja sex party" started a kid friendly band called "go banana go" thetoyinsider.com/go-bana…
Mia Sara, who plays Sloane Peterson in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, is married to Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mia…
An orchestra consisting of amateurs or musicians playing instruments they were unfamiliar with sold out the Albert Hall. Members included Brian Eno. bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013…
The person clinking glasses together in the Beatles song Yellow Submarine was Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones beatlesbible.com/songs/ye…
Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys got an F in his high school Music class for writing what would become their breakout hit "Surfin'". The grade was later changed to an A in 2018 when Wilson was 75. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
In the Welsh village Aberystwyth, Monty Python's Life of Brian was completely banned until 2008. It was un-banned by the new mayor - Sue Jones-Davies, who also played Brian's girlfriend in the film telegraph.co.uk/culture/f…
Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt developed a card-based method for promoting creativity and brainstorming called "Oblique Strategies," which would give generic aphorisms/instructions to apply to any creative process en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obl…
George Harrison from The Beatles fronted money for Monty Python’s β€œLife of Brian” youtu.be/q1RSIwexj9g

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