Lillian Brown, the makeup artist of nine US presidents, stopped Richard Nixon's sobbing before he was about to go on national television to announce his resignation by telling him a funny story so that his makeup wouldn't be ruined. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil…
In Return of the Jedi (1983) for the speeder chase, Garrett Brown walked through the forest shooting at less than one frame per second. By walking at about 5 mph and projecting the footage at 24 frame/s, the motion seen in the film appeared as if it were moving at around 120 mph en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ret…
Today I learned of John Brown. An abolitionist who was the first person executed for treason in the US for leading a slave rebellion in 1859. His actions and hanging helped ignite the start of the Civil War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Some school districts argued that Brown v Board only applied to African Americans and continued discriminating against Latinos. Not until the case Cisneros v CCISD was it fully reversed in 1970. tshaonline.org/handbook/e…
James Brown would impose fines on his band members if they didn't wear the right stage clothes or if they made a mistake during a show. His dance moves and hand gestures were his way of pointing out the person who made the mistake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The Little Red-Haired Girl, the object of Charlie Brown's affection, was based on a woman named Donna who Charles Schultz loved in his youth. Schultz proposed to her but she chose another man. Many Peanuts strips where characters discuss love are based on dates Schultz and Donna went on. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Before modern refrigerators, Russian and Finnish people would keep live brown frogs in their milk to keep it fresh. It was found that the secretions made by the frogs basically act as antibiotics, killing bacteria, and keeping the milk fresh and safe to drink. discovermagazine.com/envi…
The term "Caucasian" was first used for skull traits, not skin color. Caucasian populations were thus not exclusively "white," but ranged in complexion from white-skinned to dark brown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cau…
Today I learned of Brown v Burdett, an English trust law case in which an old lady left a clause in her will that her house was to be boarded up with bent nails, but for some reason that her clock should be left inside, for 20 years. The term was quickly thrown out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
While Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown is credited with shooting down the Red Baron's plane, the Red Baron himself was actually killed after being shot once in the heart by small arms fire from the ground, not the air. It is still unknown who, exactly, fired the fatal bullet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Harris-Stowe State College was not named after anyone named Harris Stowe, but was a merger of Harris Teachers College & Stowe Teachers College. Harris was established for white students and Stowe for black students. They merged following the Brown v Board of Education supreme court decision en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
In 2007 a Chinese company sold a sofa model with an inappropriate label after their translation software translated the Chinese characters for "dark brown" as "n***er brown". thestar.com/news/2007/04/…
After β€œIt’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" aired, people mailed in bags of candy to Charles Schulz's office for Charlie Brown, feeling so bad for him. livestly.com/5-facts-abou…
During the first battle between the british and american forces during the american revolution, during a tense standoff lasting about 10 minutes, a mentally ill local man named Elias Brown wandered through both sides selling hard cider. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The rarest natural hair color in the world is red, with only 1-2% of the world population having natural red hair. Second is blond, with 3%, then brown/brunette, with 11%, and finally black with 75-85%. skincaregeeks.com/rarest-…
Abolitionist John Brown was the first person executed for treason in the history of the United States. He tried to start a violent slave rebellion in Southern US states to end slavery en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The Japanese word for β€œbrown” is θŒΆθ‰² (cha-iro). The first character means β€œtea”, and the second one means β€œcolour”. Thus, literally translated, it means β€œtea colour”. japandict.com/%E8%8C%B6%E…
J. Waties Waring, a SC judge, and son of a Confederate veteran, was influential in guiding civil rights legislation in the early 1950’s. His dissent in the school segregation case of Briggs v Elliott (1951) led directly to Brown v Board. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
Besides white, cotton can grow in shades of green, blue, red, brown, and tan southernexposure.com/cott…
In the 1930s in Iowa, a cook created the Sloppy Joe. Based on research from Marilyn Brown at the Carnegie Library, this cooks name is thought to be Joe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
Today I learned about Captain Eric Brown, a WW2 Royal Navy test pilot, who had flown 487 different types of aircraft, including captured enemy aircraft. He also still holds the record for the most carrier deck landings and take offs and many aviation firsts such as first jet landing on a carrier deck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
, The little brown spots found in the center region of the cross section of a banana are its aborted ovules. backyardnature.net/mexnat…
Only male Peacocks are called Peacocks. The female is called a Peahen and they are usually smaller and brown in color, without the characteristic β€œPeacock” feathers. differencebetween.net/sci…
A study found after a 90 min. workout, athletes who ate organic peanut butter, Clif Shot Bloks, Cytomax powder, PowerBars, & Gatorade showed no difference in insulin, glucose, cholesterol, or triglyceride levels compared to athletes who ate hotcakes, OJ, a hash brown, a hamburger, fries, & Coke. realclearscience.com/jour…
Yellow chex in chex mix are made from corn, while the brown are made from wheat. nyulocal.com/the-absolute…
In 1963 the first message sent on the Moscow–Washington hotline was the test phrase "THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPED OVER THE LAZY DOG'S BACK 1234567890". Later, the confused Russian translators responded, "What does it mean when your people say 'The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog'?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
An unusual friendship between a Female Grey Wolf and a Male Brown Bear was spotted every night for 10 days straight, spending several hours together between 8pm to 4am. They would even share food together. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Bill Nye had worked alongside Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future: The Animated Series, where he played Doc Brown's assistant and demonstrated several experiments. These segments later led to Nye getting his own show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
That, at the 1944 World Series, held during World War II, the St. Louis Browns used Pete Gray as an outfielder, despite the fact that he was missing his right arm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
Today I learned that brown is a really dark shade of orange. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
Tyler Perry stopped any future business with Warner Bros owned networks, finishing up his sitcoms "House of Payne" and "Meet The Browns" runs on WB owned TBS, partly out of anger from a episode of "The Boondocks" which lampooned and criticized him harshly, airing on WB owned Adult Swim. shadowproof.com/2010/07/0…
As students at the University of Edinburgh, Princess Margareta of Romania, who would be Queen today if their monarchy hadn't been abolished, was in a long-term relationship with Gordon Brown, the future British Prime Minister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The cinematographer for the music video of REM’s β€œThe One I Love” was chef Alton Brown. Reportedly, between takes he would watch cooking shows and thought he could do better. biography.com/personality…
Brown fat's primary role in the body is to burn off heat. It is often called good fat. White adipose tissue or white fat, on the other hand, is responsible for obesity and harder to burn off. It is commonly known as bad fat. medicalxpress.com/news/20…
Brown rice is the same grain as white rice, it just keeps it's outer hull en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
Edgar Bergen, famous ventriloquist, left his daughter Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) out of his will, but bequeathed $10,000 to his ventriloquist dummy, Charley McCarthy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edg…
The scene with aluminium Christmas trees in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is credited with ending the product's popularity as a holiday dedoration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
'Wind' by Akeboshi was inspired by The Stranglers' 'Golden Brown'. enacademic.com/dic.nsf/en…
Today I learned about loxoscelism, a medical condition caused by the bite of a brown recluse spider that causes skin necrosis meetings.ami.org/2019/pro…
Today I learned about the phrase "If it's black, fight back. If it's brown, lay down". It tells you how to behave if attacked by a bear. Often "If it's white, say goodnight" is added, regarding the dangerousness of polar bears. Though apparently it depends on the situation, it can be used as a rule of thumb. nps.gov/subjects/bears/sa…
Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon, died from a blood clot caused by kicking up her leg to show her nurses how well she was feeling after having surgery for an ovarian cyst en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Chernobyl firefighter Vladimir Pravik's eyes are believed to have changed from brown to blue due to the radiation exposure en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
In the Battles of Lexington and Concord during a tense standoff lasting about 10 minutes, a mentally ill local man named Elias Brown wandered through both sides selling hard cider. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In 1930, Drs. Alan Brown, Fred Tisdall & Theo Drake of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children in Canada invented Pablum or baby cereal. Pablum was the "first ready-to-use vitamin & mineral enriched baby cereal" and was created to improve nutrition in pediatric patients. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pab…
Brown doesn't exist as a colour and brown light is physically impossible. youtube.com/watch?v=wh4aW…
The Charlie in the famous newspaper title "Charlie Hebdo" references Charlie Brown from the Peanuts cartoon. Hebdo is short for hebdomadaire, meaning weekly, in French cnn.com/2015/01/21/europe…
Today I learned of Arthur Brown, one of Utah’s first two senators elected by their legislature in 1896 after gaining statehood who, after leaving office, was charged with adultery multiple times and shot and killed by his mistress who was acquitted for reasons of temporary insanity. historytogo.utah.gov/arth…
Alton Brown, a personality on Food Network, was the director of photography for REM'S "The One I Love" music video. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1970 only 552 brown pelican nesting attempts were made on West Anacapa Island and only one chick survived nps.gov/chis/learn/nature…
The SS Nomadic, the ship tender that ferried Titanic passengers such as the Unsinkable Molly Brown from the port of Cherbourg to the waiting ship, is the last surviving White Star Line vessel and it currently serves as a museum in Belfast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_…

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