Larry Hillblom, the H of DHL, regularly took "sex safari" trips to Asia to prey on underage girls. When he died in a plane crash, 4 of the illegitimate children he fathered were able to claim $50 million each from his estate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
Swearing emerges by age two and becomes adult-like by ages 11 or 12. By the time children enter school, they have a working vocabulary of 30-40 offensive words. psychologicalscience.org/…
The former World Chess Champion G. Kasparov described Hungarian female chess player PolgΓ‘r as a "circus puppet" and said that women chess players should stick to having children. Later in September 2002, in the Russia versus the Rest of the World Match, PolgΓ‘r defeated Garry Kasparov. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Children from Roosevelt's family would crawl through the space between ceilings and floors in the White House, where no living being but rats and ferrets had been for years. eyewitnesstohistory.com/t…
One of the 2 co-owners/founders of Macy's died on the Titanic, along with his wife, because he refused to board rescue ships before women and children were helped. His wife chose to stay behind because she did not want to abandon her husband, so they both died together aboard the Titanic. chonday.com/straumacy18
A study from Yale found that kids who watched 'Mr. Rogers Neighborhood' retained more information than children who watched 'Sesame Street.' They also had a higher 'tolerance of delay', meaning they were more patient mentalfloss.com/article/9…
IrΓ¨ne Curie and her husband received a Nobel Prize for their discovery of artificial radioactivity, 30 years after IrΓ¨ne's parents received their Nobel Prize. She died due to overexposure to radiation, also just like her parents. Her children are still alive and are also prominent scientists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ir%…
Tolkien wrote yearly letters to his children as if they were from Father Christmas. They started off as simple Happy Christmas letters but grew more complex including a polar bear sidekick, the man on the moon, goblins, snow-elves, pictures, and he even developed an Arktik language. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In the 1950s, Denmark conducted a social experiment and abducted 22 Greenlandic Intuit children, assimilating them into Danish culture. More than half died before reaching adulthood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eks…
Babies’ cuteness is key to their survival. Cute babies are just extremely hard to ignore, and this is likely hardwired into human brains. Less cute children are treated differently. vox.com/2016/6/8/11872688…
Famed children’s author and cartoonist Shel Silverstein was also a successful country music songwriter. Among his credits was Johnny Cash’s β€œA Boy Named Sue,” which went on to win the Grammy for Best Country Song. wideopencountry.com/redis…
Joaquin Phoenix grew up in a cult involved with pedophilia and his parents traveled to Venezuela to recruit followers (not knowing about the pedophilia) - The Children of God distractify.com/p/joaquin…
The USPS used to burn letters sent to "Santa". Now nonprofit organizations respond to children's letters on behalf of Santa smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
An Elmo cameo was written for the 2011 Muppets film but was stopped by Children's TV Workshop lawyers. Ironically, the scene featured the Muppets attempting to recruit Elmo but getting stopped by his lawyers. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Until 1964, Mr. Potato Head toys were meant to be used with real potatoes. The toy was shipped with β€œplastic facial pieces,” which had sharp ends that had to be forcibly inserted into a potato (not included), and presented both choking and stabbing hazards for small children. pbs.org/wgbh/americanexpe…
Actress Margaret Hamilton, best known for terrifying multiple generations as the Wicked Witch of the West, was a former kindergarten teacher who used her fame to benefit children, animals, and public education for the rest of her life. She was described as very kind and great with kids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned of Richard Pavlick, a retired postal worker who slipped past the Secret Service on a mission to assassinate president-elect JFK in 1960. Pavlick decided not to attempt the assassination because he did not wish to harm Kennedy's wife and children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
The board game Stratego was invented by a Dutch Jew for his two children during WW2. The family was eventually sent to a concentration camp but luckily survived. courtlistener.com/recap/g…
A single dose of the antibiotic azithromycin, taken orally, can cure yaws, a horrific tropical disease that causes disfiguring, ulcerating wounds and usually occurs in children. There’s hope that the disease can be completely eradicated, like smallpox has been. sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
Golden rice is a variety of rice produced through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene. It is intended to be consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency each year is estimated to kill 670,000 children under the age of 5 wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden…
Today I learned of Tanzanian man Saniniu Laizer: a small-scale miner who found 3 rare Tanzanite gemstones which he sold to the government for 12.44 billion Tanzanian shillings. ($5.35 million USD). Laizer, who has 30 children, said it won't change his lifestyle of caring for his 2,000 cows. usatoday.com/story/news/w…
The other man in the balcony with Lincoln the night he was assassinated was so consumed with guilt over not having prevented it that he slowly went mad and eventually stabbed his wife to death and tried to kill his children before he was committed to a mental asylum for the rest of his life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
That, on May 13, 1974, seventy three children were struck with a mysterious illness at a Florida elementary school. Suspecting a gas leak, the Dept. of Public Health sent investigators. Dr. Nitzkin, an epidemiologist, discovered it was mass hysteria: one child fainted and the others panicked. newyorker.com/magazine/19…
Dolly Parton and her husband of 50 years have no children of their own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) fathered at least seven, and as many as ten illegitimate children after his ordainment, including the famous Cesare who he made Cardinal, creating Duchies for others, cementing alliances and dynasties to further the Borgia name. The Medicis bankrolled him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Among the many bizarre requests received by Virgin Atlantic flight attendants were: "Could you turn the engines down because they are too noisy?"; "Please can the Captain stop the turbulence?"; "Can you take my children to the playroom?"; and "Is there a McDonald's onboard?" archive.indianexpress.com…
61% of Americans dread the holidays due to increased spending. 75% of parents with children under the age of 18 fear disappointing their children during the holidays. fox5ny.com/news/61-percen…
Mughal Emperor Akbar tried to raise babies silently in order to discover the origin of language, only to find out the children would grow mute en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
In 1964, Elvis Presley bought President Franklin D Roosevelt's yacht, USS Potomac (AG-25) for $55,000. He later gave it to St Jude's Children Hospital for a fundraiser, and that hospital sold it for $65,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
In 1999, Garth Brooks started a poorly named children's charity called Touch'Em All Foundation and released an album as dead alter ego Aussie rock star named Chris Gaines, whose fictional backstory was written by the guy who wrote the Die Hard script. stereogum.com/1876750/par…
Today I learned of an alleged mental disorder called 'zero stroke' which came about during German hyperinflation in the early 1920s. Those affected would write endless strings of zeros and, in some cases, state that they were ten billion years old or had forty trillion children en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zer…
John Stark, an unpaid rescuer of the Donner Party, refused to leave any of the 9 dying survivors, mostly children, behind (unlike his paid partners who just grabbed one kid each and left). He carried 2-3 at a time, then went back and repeated the process. All 9, and Stark, survived. donnersummithistoricalsoc…
Before its release in 1993, Jurassic Park was shown to 200 London school children ages 8-11. They overwhelmingly enjoyed the film and no ill effects were reported from schools or parents, earning the film a "PG" rating in Britain. Meanwhile, the American rating for the movie was "PG-13." independent.co.uk/news/uk…
Punxsutawney Phil (the Groundhog's Day groundhog) lives in a terrarium built into the children's section of the local public library roadsideamerica.com/story…
In 1993 a Germany University was found to have used adult and children cadavers in simulated car crashes. ethicsunwrapped.utexas.ed…
Giving children the names of Nutella, Manhattan, Prince William or Mini Cooper are illegal in France. closeronline.co.uk/family…
Johann Sebastian Bach had 20 children. The family spawned 50 musicians and several notable composers: Joahnnes (a piper), Christoph (an instrumentalist), Johann Ambrosius (a violinist), and Veit (a white bread baker whose greatest pleasure was playing the Cittern). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
Trey Parker admitted to his own prejudice of Gingers. He said on the DVD Commentary to the South Park episode "Ginger Kids" he once ended a relationship with a girl whose mother had red hair. This was to avoid having any red-headed children of his own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gin…
A archeological find of ritual child sacrifice was found in 2011 in Peru. 140 children were sacrificed about 550 years ago by the ChimΓΊ people, most likely in an effort to ward off the severe flooding that was happening at the time bbc.com/news/world-latin-…
Ed O'Neill (of Married...With Children and Modern Family) went from being impoverished to one of the most highly paid actors in Television, and as a younger man was briefly signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers wealthsimple.com/en-us/ma…
In the early 1900s, school bathrooms were invented to help teach children to bathe regularly and to promote the idea of regular bathing to their parents. During this time period, people usually only bathed once a week. themodernrogue.com/articl…
Spartan Wife-sharing. In accordance with the Spartan belief that breeding should be between the most physically fit parents, many older men allowed younger, more fit men, to impregnate their wives. Other unmarried or childless men might even request another man's wife to bear his children. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Hundreds of Neanderthal footprints made 80,000 years ago, 90% from children as young as two, were found on a beach in Le Rozel France smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The jury selection for the O. J. Simpson trial had very strict rules about exposure to the media. One juror was excluded for watching cartoons with her children, another for waking up to a clock radio. When a book about O. J. and Nicole came out, jurors were warned to keep out of bookstores law2.umkc.edu/faculty/pro…
Geert Adriaans Boomgaard, born 1788, was the first known supercentenarian (lived to be 110 years old). He outlived all his 12 children and his record for longest living male was not surpassed until 65 years after his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gee…
While airbags can save lives, they can also kill you, or severely injure a person. Shorter females and children are particularly at risk consumerreports.org/car-r…
One in three women in Europe inherited the receptor for progesterone from Neandertalsβ€”a gene variant associated with increased fertility, fewer bleedings during early pregnancy, fewer miscarriages. and birthing more children. phys.org/news/2020-05-wom…
The Miss America Contest requires contestants to be single, never married, and never have had children. pageantplanet.com/article…
Eleanor Roosevelt (wife of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt) had an aversion to sexual intercourse and considered it "an ordeal to be endured", nonetheless she and Franklin had six children, born between 1906 and 1916. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Bambi’s children actually had official names that were not revealed in the movie. They are Geno (male) & Gurri (female). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam…

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