When people in the UK talk about eating β€œbaked beans on toast”, they’re not referring to the US-style baked beans that consist of a brown sugar base. They have a completely different style of baked beans with a tomato base. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bak…
Every fall, Alaska’s Katmai National Park hosts β€œFat Bear Week” and crowns the park’s fattest brown bear. The aim is to highlight the park and wildlife conservation. doi.gov/blog/everything-y…
In 2013 the United States bombed the island of Guam with 2,000 dead mice stuffed with painkillers to kill the Brown Tree Snake which is an invasive species on the island. The snake got there by accident in the 1950s on a shipping vessel. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
The most mass a planet can have is ~10-13x the mass of Jupiter. After this point, it's own sheer gravity begins to cause nuclear fusion and the body is classified as a brown dwarf (also called a failed star). hub.jhu.edu/2018/01/23/si…
Reba McEntire was offered the role of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" in James Cameron's Titanic, but turned it down due to filming being delayed beyond the 3 months she set aside to film it and she was worried about the people on her payroll not being able to work. ew.com/movies/2019/02/22/…
Today I learned of Wasp-flavored Vodka, a muddy brown, fish smelling concoction made in Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture made from fermented wasps and that is said to make the skin more beautiful, boost recovery from fatigue and prevent β€œlifestyle disease” soranews24.com/2013/04/06…
Peppermint Patty and Marcie didn't make their debuts in Peanuts until 1967 and 1973, respectively. That's why they don't appear in A Charlie Brown Christmas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pep…
In 2009, the British tabloid newspaper The Sun apologised for misspelling the surname of a deceased soldier's mother in an article criticising then Prime Minister Gordon Brown's misspelling of the same surname theguardian.com/media/200…
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…
There is another kind of Panda that is brown and super rare. It’s a subspecies of the giant panda and only inhabits in Qinling Mountains of China. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin…
A Charlie Brown Christmas revitalized American demand for real Christmas trees, replacing the aluminum tree greatfallstribune.com/sto…
Today I learned about Mary Ann Brown Patten, who took command of a merchant vessel in 1856 when the captain, her husband, became ill and the first mate was found to be sabotaging the voyage to win a bet he'd placed on a competitor. She defeated a mutiny attempt and brought the ship safely back to port. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Mississippi abolished all public schools as a response to Brown v. Board of Education in 1954 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Rock n roll impessario Larry Parnes is suspected to have renamed his artists based on their sexual characteristics. Names included Billy Fury, Johnny Gentle, and Dickie Proud. Joe Brown refused to change his name to Elmer Twitch en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
Eddie Murphy has a daughter with former Spice Girl Melanie Brown. Murphy had initially denied it was his child until a DNA test proved he was the father. people.com/celebrity/mel-…
Today I learned that, while English has 11 basic colour terms (black, blue, brown, gray, green, orange, pink, purple, red, white, and yellow), French, Italian, Russian, and Hebrew each have 12 basic colour terms. In French, the 12th term is beige, and in the other three languages, it's turquoise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
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…
Today I learned of a population of Russian brown bears which appear to have become addicted to huffing gas fumes. The bears will sniff the fumes and then dig a shallow hole to lie down in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kro…
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…
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…
There is a usually harmless condition called penile melanosis which causes a man's penis to become spotted with brown or black spots, which can form on the head or the shaft. healthline.com/health/pen…
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 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-…
The "Norwegian Rat" is just another name for the Brown Rat, and it has no special connection to Norway. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
(According to Brent Berlin and Paul Kay's 1969 study Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution) Names for brown, purple, pink, orange, and gray will not emerge in a language until the language has made a distinction between green and blue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas…
Van Morrison's 'Brown Eyed Girl.' Was originally Entitled 'Brown Skinned Girl' belfasttelegraph.co.uk/en…
Today I learned about structural coloration, the production of colour by microscopically structured surfaces fine enough to interfere with visible light. Peacock feathers are actually pigmented brown! magazine.scienceconnected…
In 1901, young dentist who opened up a dentistry in Colorado Springs was astounded by the local's teeth having such severe brown stains (sometimes as dark as "chocolate candy".) Upon researching the cause, fluoride was discovered as actually being beneficial to preventing tooth decay. nidcr.nih.gov/health-info…
Eliot Feld, who played Baby John in West Side Story had pneumonia when they filmed the song "Cool". He collapsed at one point and had to be rushed to the hospital. You can see it in his face (blond kid in the brown jacket). It's also mentioned in his IMDb bio. youtube.com/watch?v=wugWG…
Alec Guinness played detective-priest Father Brown in a movie. While filming he met a French child and although unable to speak French, Guinness was impressed that the child was so friendly and decided that the Church had an unfair reputation. He later converted to Catholicism. catholicculture.org/cultu…
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/…
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…
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/…
Today I learned about Charles Q. Brown Jr., who is the 22nd Chief of Staff of the US Air Force. He is the first black Chief of Staff to lead any branch of the US Armed Forces, and was confirmed unanimously by the Senate in June 2020. af.mil/About-Us/Air-Force…
In the 16th/17th centuries there was a colour of paint named "Mummy Brown", they made this colour by grinding up ancient Egyptian mummies, this included mummified cats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mum…
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…
Goldfish (the animal not the snack food) is a small member of the carp family, were first selectively bred in ancient China over 1,000 years ago, and come in a variety of colors. Various combinations of white, yellow, orange, red, brown, and black are known to exist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
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…
Today I learned about Blanquiamento, a policy where countries would allow mass European immigration to "lighten" their brown citizens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
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…
When Harold Fairweather died at 97 he set the record of the oldest person with a living parent, as his mother, Violet Brown was at the time the worlds oldest person at 117 theguardian.com/society/2…
The 1950 St. Louis Browns hired a hypnotist to try to turn the team around. It did not work. retrosimba.com/2020/06/03…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
A group of people were persuaded into performing a planned bank heist by TV Host Derren Brown youtube.com/watch?v=HDtMM…
The concept of A Charlie Brown Christmas was started without telling Charles Schulz about it. When McCann Erickson approached producer Lev Mendelson about the idea, he lied and said he and Schulz has discussed it, then called him and said he would have to write it tomorrow. nymag.com/vindicated/2016…

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