Hermann GΓΆring's brother strongly opposed the Nazi party, and forged his brother's signature so people could leave the country. Once, he joined Jews who had to scrub the streets, so the SS officer stopped the activity in order not to humiliate Hermann GΓΆring. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Johnny Cash's brother, Jack, died when he was 14 after getting mangled by a table saw after cutting wood. Johnny, who admired his brother a lot, was heartbroken. According to his sister, Johnny helped dig Jack's grave. biography.com/news/johnny…
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s mother was also assassinated, and his brother was found dead in a swimming pool at age 38. al.com/news/2018/04/6_yea…
In the original version of The Princess and The Frog, by the Brothers Grimm, the princess does not kiss the frog to turn it into a prince but rather throws the frog at a wall as hard as she can which breaks the curse on the frog and turns it back into a prince. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A small village in Japan claims that Jesus survived crucifixion by changing places with his brother Isukiri and journeyed across Siberia to Japan, where he raised a family with a woman named Miyuko and lived to the age of 106. Celebrations are held at his burial place in the village every year. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
For every older brother a male has, the odds of this male being gay increases by almost 50%. It's called the fraternal birth order effect and it's been confirmed in 2017 by biochemical evidence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
An aerodynamic wind tunnel was installed at the base of the Eiffel tower in 1909. The tunnel was used to carryout out thousands of tests, including those on Wright Brothers airplanes and Porsche automobiles. The tower had a laboratory used by scientists to study meteorology, physiology. history.com/news/10-thing…
Today I learned about Matt Kennedy Gould. He was the only real person in a 1990's Big Brother type reality show called The Joe Schmo Show. The rest of the cast were all actors and actresses. gazettereview.com/2016/09…
In the mini-series "Band of Brothers" (2001), Jimmy Fallon was so nervous during his cameo appearance, that he struggled to drive the standard WWII jeep, and feared he would hit the cast. Director Tom Hanks, eventually ordered 2 crew workers to push the Jeep around with Fallon at the wheel. parade.com/674259/lindsay…
Liu Chuyu, a Song dynasty princess complained to her brother that it was unfair he was allowed to have as many concubines as he wanted while she was limited to a single husband. He agreed and gave her a harem of 30 young men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu…
Brazilians deeply believe that Santos Dumont was the first person to fly not the Wright Brothers. wright-brothers.org/Histo…
There were less than 60 years between the Wright brothers first flight in an airplane and the first human being launched into space (1903 - 1961) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., older brother of JFK, was killed piloting a drone aircraft en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
The man suspected to be the subject of the famous 9/11 photo dubbed "The Falling Man", Jonathan Briley, was the brother of one of the original Village People. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A guy in 19th Century China managed to convince over 30 million people he was Jesus Christ's brother, and attempted to rebel against the Chinese Government, starting one of the bloodiest civil wars in human history en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
Gwen Stefani’s older brother, Eric, was the brainchild behind No Doubt and also worked as an animator on Rugrats and The Simpsons news.amomama.com/169070-m…
During a flight to America the 'Hindenburg' hovered over a random English town and dropped a bouquet of flowers, then ascended and continued its journey. A note attached to the bouquet read: please deposit these flowers and cross on the grave of my dear brother, POW [in the local cemetery]" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZ_…
The first two African Americans to play Major League Baseball were brothers Fleet Walker and Weldy Walker, who played for the Toledo Blue Stockings in their 1884 season. Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby were the first to breach the color line in baseball's modern era. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/188…
The Isley Brothers are one of the few groups ever to hit the Billboard charts and score major hits in six consecutive decades, from the 1950s to 2000s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Scooby-Doo's The Hex Girls are treated as a legitimate band by Warner Brothers. They are credited on two studio albums and have released thirteen singles since 1999. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Despite being a symbol of counterculture, Andy Warhol was a devout Byzantine Catholic who went to church almost daily. His brother said he was "really religious, but he didn't want people to know", and Andy Warhol even enthusiastically financed his nephew's studies for the priesthood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
200 years before Columbus, two Italian brothers also attempted to find a new way to India by sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in 1291. They were never heard from again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
Genghis Khan may have killed his half-brother Behter on a dispute over a fish when he was 14 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beh…
The 3 Stooges almost became a racially mixed trio. After Shemp Howard died, his brother Moe offered the spot to black actor/comedian Mantan Moreland. Columbia nixed that idea and instead insisted on Joe Besser as he was already under contract with the studio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Of "Champagne Charlie" Charles Heidsieck, He brought his wine to America, got ripped off by his American partner, then on the verge of bankruptcy, the brother of his former partner, feeling bad for him, gave him the deeds to a small town in Colorado called Denver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
In addition to bifocals, the lighting rod and Franklin stove Benjamin Franklin also invented swim fins and the flexible urinary catheter for his brother who suffered from bladder stones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Otto Lilienthal, a German aeronautical engineer, made 2,000 glider flights before the Wright Brothers made the first airplane. He died in a crash in 1896. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ott…
In 1999, Warner Brothers were considering a live action Joel Schumacher adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns w/ Clint Eastwood (then, aged 69) as Batman and David Bowie as the Joker. batman-news.com/2013/07/0…
London not only has the β€žBig Benβ€œ but also β€žLittle Benβ€œ, located at Victoria Station. It mimics the design of its big brother not far away at Westminster Bridge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
Adidas and Puma were the result of two brothers, Adolf & Rudolf Dassler, who created the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory and had a falling out which caised to split and form their own rival companies. Adolf who was nicknamed Adi Das made Adidas and Rudolf went on to make Puma. historybyday.com/human-st…
Hercules had a fraternal twin brother, Iphicles. They shared the same mother, Alcmene, but while Hercules' father was Zeus, Iphicles' father was Amphitryon, a normal man. Born one day apart, the brothers were close and Iphicles' son, Iolaus, became a favorite companion of Hercules. theoi.com/articles/who-is…
A poor 19th century Chinese man failed the civil service exam, fell ill, reread a Christian pamphlet he had earlier ignored, & hallucinated that he was Jesus' brother. He led a cult/rebellion that conquered much of southern China, crowning himself as king. This civil war killed over 10 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai…
The Sea Shanty, Soon May the Wellerman Come, originating from New Zealand. It was written about the Weller Brothers who came to the country and set up a whaling company. Though the author is unknown, it was likely written in the 1860-70's by a teenage sailor or shore whaler en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soo…
Ankhesenamun, daughter of Nefertiti, was forced to marry her father, Pharaoh Akhenaten. After her father's death, she married her half-brother, the pharaoh Tutankhamun. After King Tut died, she was forced to marry her grandfather. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ank…
[] Less than a year before John Wilkes Booth killed Abraham Lincoln, Booth’s brother Edwin saved the life of Lincoln’s eldest son, Robert. history.com/news/6-famous…
Today I learned of the longest monopoly marathon, it lasted five days. This was set by a University of Pittsburg fraternity. On the fourth day of play, the bank ran out of money. The fraternity wired Parker Brothers for help. The company sent over $1,000,000 in Monopoly money by Air Express. pittnews.com/article/1329…
There was a Blues Brothers animated tv show starring Jim Belushi and Peter Akykroyd, the brothers of John Belushi and Dan Akykroyd lostmediawiki.com/The_Blu…
Today I learned about a pair of brothers the oldest of whom was 13 who had stabbed their mother to death and then went on a spending spree around London who went on to serve with distinction as a stretcher bearer at Gallipoli. paulineconolly.com/2018/t…
Joseph and Jacob Loose, two brothers came up with competing cookies that were essentially the same - Hydrox and the Oreo. For years the Hydrox dominated, until the 1950s when Oreo increased the price and license it for use in other products, like Cookies & Cream ice cream. businessinsider.in/retail…
Max Crabtree created the Big Daddy wrestling gimmick for his brother Shirley en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max…
The Wright Brothers achievement of powered human flight went largely unnoticed and unacknowledged by the American public for years. collaborativefund.com/blo…
The Toda tribal people from South India practiced polyandry for centuries. A Toda woman when married was automatically married to her husband's brothers. When the wife became pregnant, one husband would ceremonially give a bow and arrow to the wife, and would be the father of that child en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
The USA doesn't actually use the imperial measuring system, but its step brother: US Customary Units. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Sarah Hyland, of Modern Family fame, was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia when she was young, received two kidney transplants from her father and her brother and has undergone 16 surgeries, even during the shooting of Modern Family en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Today I learned of the Navratil boys, whose father had kidnapped them after separating from his wife. He tried to move them to America on the Titanic, but died when the ship sank. The brothers were rescued and re-united with their mother after she saw a newspaper picture of them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
There's a 1967 film starring Sean Connery's brother Neil titled "O.K. Connery" (released as "Operation Kid Brother" in the US) about James Bond's brother being obliged to thwart a world domination plot, which also starred Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell and others from the early Bond films en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O.K…
During the Lewis & Clark expedition Sacagawea was reunited with her brother Cameahwait, the "Great Chief" of the Lemhi Shoshones. This led to generous aid including selling horses, carrying cargo, sharing knowledge of the Bitterroot Mountains and the Columbia River, and supplying a guide. lewis-clark.org/article/2…
There is a religious group in Japan who believes that Jesus didnt die on the cross. Instead it was his kid brother Isukiri. Jesus instead went to Japan and lived there until he was 106 years old. His grave is found in Shingo and thousands of pilgrims and pagans go there ever year. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Vincent Van Gogh was named after his dead older brother, who died in infancy exactly a year before he was born. It’s been suggested that being given the same name might have had a deep psychological impact on him and influenced his art. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
In 1786 the President of the Continental Congress wrote on behalf of the government to Prince Henry, younger brother of Prussian king Frederick the Great, to propose a constitutional monarchy in the United States with Henry as king. He declined. time.com/5459916/american…

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