John Capenter's "The Thing" was the first movie in a Trilogy by Carpenter named "The Apocalypse Trilogy" all set in the same universe beginning with 'The Thing', followed by 'Prince of Darkness' and ending with 'In the Mouth of Madness'. theverge.com/2012/9/2/327…
Today I learned of Ruben Enaje, a carpenter from the Philippines who has been ceremonially crucified on every Good Friday since 1985, for a total of 33 crucifixions as of 2019. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
China's 17th-century Tianqi Emperor suffered from a learning disΠ°bility, and was illiterΠ°te. However, he was an outstanding carpenter and craftsman, spending vast amounts of time on woodworking, and he instructed his servΠ°nts to sell his creations undercΠΎver, to see how much they were worth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tia…
It is an annual tradition at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station to screen John Carpenter's 'The Thing'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amu…
Roddy Piper improvised the "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass.... and I'm all out of bubblegum," line from They Live. John Carpenter told Roddy that he wasn't gonna rob the bank, but he was holding a shotgun and wearing sunglasses, so he needed to say something. youtube.com/watch?v=njzc3…
The small pocket in jeans was designed to store pocket watch. The original copper-riveted jeans had a tiny pocket to hold small pocket watches for working men, from carpenters and miners to railroad engineers. And the design stuck ever since! today.com/style/why-do-je…
Today I learned of Greg Zanis, a carpenter who built and delivered over 26,000 personalized crosses, crescents, and Stars of David to shooting victims across the United States wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Z…
A guy called Dale Schroeder used his life savings to send 33 students to college. he grew up poor in Iowa, never married, had no children, and worked as a carpenter at the same company for 67 years and only owned 2 jeans. cbsnews.com/news/dale-sch…
The cheese slicer (OstehΓΈvel) was invented by Thor BjΓΈrklund (Nor). The legend has it that, frustrated at the un-even cheese slices he cut with a knife, he wanted to improve the cheese world. He realized that a carpenter’s plane could do the job and the cheese slicer was born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
There is a Filipino carpenter who has been voluntarily crucified every year since 1985 on Good Friday. He drives four-inch nails into both hands and feet and is then lifted on a wooden cross for around five minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
The Greek word for β€œCarpenter” more accurately translates as β€œhome builder” and since Judea built structures primarily out of stone, Jesus was probably a stone mason. leadership.lifeway.com/20…
Today I learned about John Carpenter who called his father on the popular television show "Who wants to be a Millionaire" and told him that he was going to win the million dollars. youtube.com/watch?v=2f9OJ…
Karen Carpenter will be eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 despite dying 37 years ago. Due to the fact her first solo album was released 16 years after she died. Eligibility requires 25 years after an artist’s first record. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
Today I learned about Mrs Chippy, a male cat that took part in Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Originally thought a female, he was given that name because the crew thought he followed the ship's carpenter, "Chippy" McNish, like an attentive wife. A statue of Mrs Chippy is on McNish's grave. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs…
Marina AbramoviΔ‡ performed The Artist Is Present, a 736-hour and 30-minute static, silent piece, in which she sat immobile in the museum's atrium across from 1,545 sitters, including Klaus Biesenbach, James Franco, Lou Reed, Alan Rickman, Jemima Kirke, Jennifer Carpenter and BjΓΆrk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A "Wellerism" is an expression that comedically uses a saying in the wrong situation, such as "We'll have to rehearse that, said the undertaker as the coffin fell out of the car." or "So I see, said the blind carpenter as he picked up his hammer and saw." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wel…
Scott Carpenter was the only NASA Mercury astronaut who hadn’t finished college. After his spaceflight, the university granted him his degree because "his subsequent training as an astronaut more than made up for the deficiency in the subject of heat transfer." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
The first person sentenced to the stocks in Boston was Edward Palmer, the carpenter who built the stocks. His crime? Charging too much for building the stocks. history.org/foundation/jo…
Ole Kirk Christiansen, a Danish carpenter, suffered huge losses after a fire broke out in his woodworking shop that made furniture. He descended into bankruptcy & decided to start making small wood items, including toys. He even renamed his company to 'leg godt' ('play well') or Lego. history.com/news/the-disa…
Bees can be blue. Xylocopa caerulea, the blue carpenter bee, is non-aggressive and semi-solitary. They do not build hives like honeybees but instead prefer to live inside dead wood. They live in Southeast Asia, India and Southern China. australiangeographic.com.…
While crossing the street, Ben Carpenter's wheelchair was hit by the front of a semi, getting the handles lodged into its grill, then proceeding to take the man on a wild 50 mph highway ride. nbcnews.com/id/19088976/n…
In January 2019, the Vatican launched its own athletics team. It’s made up of 60 athletes, including nuns, priests, Swiss Guards, museum workers, carpenters and maintenance workers. It has the blessing of the Italian Olympics Committee, which means it can join international sport federations. edition.cnn.com/2019/01/1…
The Carpenter's famous million selling #1 song "We've Only Just Begun" was originally a Bank commercial huffpost.com/entry/carpen…
The first guy to win "Who Wants to be Millionnaire?" John Carpenter, used none of his lifelines until the final question, where he called his Dad and told him that he didn't need any help on the final question and just wanted to let him know that he is about to win 1,000,000$ youtu.be/fDvNoLboqQM
A German carpenter named Georg Elser attempted to assassinate Hitler in November 1939, only one month into WWII. His bomb, hidden at a speech venue, went off successfully but failed to kill Hitler, who had finished his speech and left early. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
John Carpenter got his idea for The Thing from the just emerging Aids epedimic. filmschoolrejects.com/the…
Ben Carpenter was pushed at 50 mph for 6 km in a wheelchair by a semi-truck nbcnews.com/id/19088976/n…
Today I learned of Johann Elser, a German carpenter who almost killed Adolf Hitler and most of the top Nazi leaders shortly before the outbreak of WWII. He worked alone to construct and plant a bomb that went off just 13 minutes too late. He was a Christian motivated by a sense that millions would soon die. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Kurt Russell played Elvis Presley in a 1979 Made-for-TV Biopic directed by John Carpenter, and then later provided the voice of Elvis as an uncredited role in 1994's Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kur…
In 1939, Georg Elser, a 36-year-old carpenter from a small town in southern Germany, spent 30 nights hollowing out a pillar in a German beer hall in order to plant a bomb. Acting in secret and without the help of anyone else, he had a meticulous plan to kill Adolph Hitler. He almost succeeded. bbc.com/news/magazine-321…
The song "Superstar", best known for The Carpenters cover version, was originally titled "Groupie (Superstar)" and included the lyric "And I can hardly wait/To sleep with you again", which was changed to "And I can hardly wait/To be with you again." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Jeff Bridges starred in a 1984 film 'Starman', the only film by John Carpenter to get an Academy Award nomination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Today I learned about Maj. Charles Carpenter, β€œBazooka Charlie”, who strapped bazookas to his light artillery spotting airplane and attacked German tanks in WW2 tacairnet.com/2015/10/01/…
Blue bees exist, Xylacopa caerulea a.k.a blue carpenter bee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xyl…
Today I learned of Lt. Col. Charles β€œBazooka Charlie” Carpenter during WWII who mounted 6 Bazooka’s to his Piper L-4H scout plane and is credited with destroying several German armored cars and immobolizing at least 14 enemy tanks. warhistoryonline.com/mili…
During WWII, Lt. Col. Charles Carpenter (aka β€œBazooka Charlie”) strapped several bazookas to his L-4 observation plane and managed to take out several armored vehicles. For his efforts, he was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Air Medal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Some species of carpenter ants can explode at will. As a last resort they contract their abs to rupture their internal glands, resulting in a suicidal burst of corrosive, immobilizing glue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Actor and director Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring in Breaking Bad), is the son of Giovanni Esposito, a Neapolitan carpenter, and Elizabeth Foster, an African-American opera singer. The two have met for the first time in the famous "La Scala" theatre of Milano, where they were both working. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
Lewis Carroll gave his illustrator the option to do a butterfly or baronet instead of a carpenter, as they also matched the meter of the poem The Walrus and the Carpenter aliceiseverywhere.com/the…
Some species of carpenter ants can explode at will. As a last resort, they contract their abs to rupture their internal glands, resulting in a suicidal burst of corrosive, immobilizing glue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Paul Williams (actor who played Little Enos in Smokey & The Bandit) is better known as a composer, singer & songwriter. Among his hits: "The Rainbow Connection" (Muppets), The Love Boat Theme, "We've Only Just Begun" (Carpenters) and many more en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
There was going to be an Escape from New York anime helmed by John Carpenter and the Director of Outlaw Star. Kurt Russell was going to reprise his role as Snake Plissken aintitcool.com/node/64417
Harrison Ford got his first big gig in Hollywood because he installed cabinets as a carpenter at George Lucas' house. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Blue-banded and blue carpenter bees exist. The blue-banded bee is found in Australia and other areas, contributing to at least 30% of food production and crops in Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
Under threat of destruction, the "Myers House" from John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) was purchased for $1 and moved from it's original location. californiacuriosities.com…
John Carpenter offered Christopher Lee the roll of Dr. Loomis in the classic 1978 horror film Halloween. Lee declined due to the low pay, but later said that declining the role was his biggest career mistake. wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallow…
Nick Offerman of Parks & Rec is a skilled carpenter and has his own wood shop. offermanwoodshop.com
Male carpenter bees will attempt to scare humans away by hovering and buzzing near their faces. doyourownpestcontrol.com/…
The Carpenters’ song β€œWe’ve Only Just Begun” was originally a San Francisco bank commercial. Richard saw the ad on tv and thought it would be a good song. It was written by the legendary Grammy award winning songwriter, Paul Williams. huffingtonpost.com/2014/1…
The first ever computer generated sequence in a feature film was made by Loren Carpenter inspired by a book written by Mandelbrot he found in a bookstore youtube.com/watch?v=y5moY…

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