Today I learned of a woman who gave her neighbor a β€˜box of sex toys’ to hold on to. 6 months later the neighbor noticed a stench coming from her closet where the box was stored. She finally opened it and found a decomposing severed head inside. It was the original woman’s husband. nypost.com/2019/10/04/wom…
Referring to a bathroom or water closet as a Crapper, stems from Thomas Crapper. Thomas was an English businessman and plumber that made significant improvements to toilet design. He held 3 toilet patents and we still use most of them today. courses.washington.edu/ce…
A Navajo blanket was appraised on PBS’s β€œAntiques Roadshow” for $500,000. After seeing the broadcast, a disabled man realized he had a similar blanket which had been sitting in his closet for 7 years. He took it to an auctioneer and its final bid was $1.5 million. cnbc.com/2017/11/20/krytz…
Don Simpson, producer of such films as Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, and partner of Jerry Bruckheimer died with 21 different drugs in his system. He had 15 doctors prescribing him pills and had 2,200 pills lined up in alphabetical order in his closet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Once Mr. Rogers opened the door of his closet on set to hang up his jacket, only to find a blow-up sex doll. Michael Keaton β€” then a young stagehand β€” had put it in there. jsonline.com/story/entert…
Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Garrett from Facts of Life) divorced her husband when he came out of the closet after 25-yrs of marriage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
To protect the secrecy of their new armored "Landship" program, the British initially codenamed the vehicles "Water Carriers." Because of the association between the initials W.C. and water closets (bathrooms), they were quickly renamed "Tanks." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
Jay Leno had nowhere to live when he first got to LA and would hide in the closets at open houses until the realtor left; allowing him to illegally have a place to stay for up to 3 days sometimes. time.com/money/5277270/ja…
Michael Keaton pranked Mister Rogers by putting a sex doll in his set closet. Rogers responded humorously to the prank by waltzing the doll around the set. jsonline.com/story/entert…
The real Cheyenne Mountain Complex contains a location called Stargate Command. It is a broom closet. atlasobscura.com/places/c…
A bag retained by astronaut Neil Armstrong after his historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in 1969 was found in Armstrong's closet by his wife shortly after his death in 2012 and is now in a museum airandspace.si.edu/exhibi…
Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, was a closet homosexual. He even so far to write gay subtexts in Dracula and various other writings. thenewinquiry.com/coming-…
In 1957 Tulsa Oklahoma buried a Plymouth Belvedere to commemorate Oklahoma’s 50th anniversary. In addition, citizens entered guesses as to what Tulsa’s population would be in 2007, closets person would win the car. When the vault was opened it was filled with water and the car was ruined. blog.amsoil.com/story-of-…
During WWII the American military built a replica German village in the Utah desert as a testing ground for the bombing of civilian targets. The village was authentic down to the smallest details, including authentic German heavy furnishings, clothes hanging in closets and children's toys. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
The first openly gay doll, Gay Bob, was launched in 1977. He had a pierced ear and his box was shaped like a closet. thechive.com/2009/01/08/g…
David Bowie considered himself a "closet heterosexual," having declared himself gay in 1972 then bisexual in 1976, but ultimately admitted that those declarations were a mistake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Between camera setups during filming for Star Trek TNG episode 'Descent,' Stephen Hawking "was placed in a closet-sized room at his request, because such solitude allowed him to think without distractions." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des…
Most Boeing 777's and 787's have a secret stairway that leads to a set of windowless bedrooms for the crew. In the Boeing 777, pilots have their own overhead sleeping compartments which feature two roomy sleeping areas, two business-class seats, and enough room for a closet, sink, or lavatory. businessinsider.com/secre…
In 1977, the first gay action figure was released and the packaging looked like a closet flashbak.com/gay-bob-the-…
At the end of the South Park episode β€œTrapped in the Closet” All the names on the credits read either β€œJohn Smith” or β€œJane Smith” due to Tom Cruise’s and Scientologists’ reputation of suing people. southpark.wikia.com/wiki/…
Legendary drag mother Dorian Corey of Paris is Burning fame had a mummified body hidden in her closet for around 20 years that was only discovered upon her death atlasobscura.com/articles…
White House Farms murderer Jeremy Bamber convicted after two female cousins of a victim refused to believe murder-suicide by his sister as he claimed. They searched the house themselves for clues and found the incriminating blood splattered silencer used to murder his entire family in a closet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
There are 33 chapters of Trapped in the Closet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
In 2004 after the airing of South Park's "Trapped in the Closet" Matt Stone and Trey Parker were followed and investigated by the Church of Scientology. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
The creators of South Park mocked Tom Cruise and Scientology at the end of their episode 'Trapped In The Closet' by changing all the credits at the end to John/Jane Smith. They did this because they knew of their reputation for suing people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
The only reason Tom Cruise was literally in a closet in South Park, was Trey Parker getting around the legal repercussions of calling him gay directly. The Lawyers wouldn't allow it, so he rewrote the scene to have him trapped in a closet. youtube.com/watch?v=RaA3-…
There is a broom closet inside Cheyenne Mountain Complex called "Stargate Command" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Most people outside Finland don't know about dish draining closet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
$100,000,000 lawsuit claiming the film Sister Act was plagiarized from a book A Nun in the Closet. Disney offered $1,000,000 to settle of out court the but the plaintiffs declined. Eventually the judge found in favor of Disney and the other defendants, the plaintiffs got nothing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sis…
When Dr Seuss was stuck writing his books, he and his editor would go to a secret closet filled with hundreds of hats and wear them till the words came... collectorsweekly.com/arti…
A homeless woman secretly lived in a Japanese man's closet for a year without his knowledge. He began to suspect someone was eating his food and finally set up security cameras in his house. japantoday.com/category/c…
In the Olympics, the gun used to signal the beginning of a race gave an advantage to the athlete in the lane closet to the gun. They now have use speakers in each lane. elitefeet.com/olympic-sta…
After having the re-run episode of their Scientology episode of South Park "Trapped in the Closet" pulled from the air, Trey Parker and Matt Stone were quoted as saying, "So, Scientology, you may have won this battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun." m.youtube.com/watch?v=kbG…
Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of the Chairman of Scientology, David Miscavige, first learned about the story of Xenu from watching the "Trapped in the Closet" episode of South Park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Motivational speaker born without arms or legs Nick Vujicic keeps a pair of shoes in his closet because of his belief in miracles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Steve Jobs almost caused the indefinite delay of the original Apple Macintosh because he wanted to develop its floppy drive in-house. Engineer George Crow and others worked secretly with Sony to utilize their new 3.5" drive, even hiding a Sony engineer in a closet so Jobs wouldn't see him. folklore.org/StoryView.py…
Inside the Cheyenne Mountain complex, there is a broom closet labeled "Stargate Command" to honor the TV show "Stargate SG-1". atlasobscura.com/places/c…
The Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911. The thief hid in a closet overnight, took the painting off the wall when the museum was closed, and walked out with it under his cloak in the morning. historytoday.com/richard-…
Anna Williams received a bizarre poem lamenting her absence from her home on the night of April 28th, 1979. The author of the letter? The serial killer, BTK, who had been waiting in her bedroom closet that night. cracked.com/article_19764…
Today I learned of Vincenzo Peruggia who 100 years ago hid in a closet until the coast was clear, pulled the Mona Lisa off the wall of the Louvre and simply walked out with it under his shirt. It took a full day for someone to notice!!! cnn.com/2013/11/18/world/…
At the end of the South Park episode "Trapped in the Closet" All the names on the credits read either "John Smith" or "Jane Smith" due to Tom Cruises and Scientologists reputation for suing people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
A man noticed that his food was going missing from his home and decided to set up a security camera. He discovered that a homeless woman had been secretly living in his closet for an entire year. metro.co.uk/2008/05/30/wo…
Geffen wanted to remove the baby's penis from the cover of Nirvana's "Nevermind" but Cobain said the only way he would agree is if they put a sticker on the penis that said "If you're offended by this, you must be a closet pedophile." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nev…
Papa Johns Pizza started out of John Schnatter's broom closet in his fathers tavern. He sold his Camero for $1,600 worth of used pizza making supplies and sold them to Tavern Customers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The first openly gay doll, Gay Bob, was launched in 1977. He had a pierced ear, was anatomically correct, and his box was shaped like a closet. thechive.com/2009/01/08/g…
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials' Uniform Plumbing Code, section 409.2.2, requires that "all water closet seats, except those within dwelling units or for private use, shall be of the open front type". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toi…
A study suggests "The Simpsons" helps gay men come out of the closet because it conveys to an audience of millions an uncharacteristically open-minded, image of gays and lesbians. huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…
The closet living relative to bats are...camels. Both come from a common mammilian ancestor that was the first to have a scrotum- the Scrotiferans. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Robert Reed, the actor who played Mike Brady from the Brady Brunch, was in the closet most of his life and died HIV positive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Natasha Ryan who went missing and presumed dead at 14, was found alive 5 years later in a closet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Before becoming a Riverdale writer and Archie Comics chief creative officer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote a 2003 theatre play about Archie coming out if the closet and was served a cease & desist order en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Harrison Ford was in Carrie Fisher's closet naked during the filming of Star Wars IV: A New Hope youtu.be/59SVV_oambc?t=6m…
When someone reveals to their family that they are Wiccan it is known as "coming out of the broom closet" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wic…
Today I learned of the 1961 film "Victim" about closet homosexuals being blackmailed at a time when homosexuality was illegal. In reality, both lead male actors (Dirk Bogarde and Dennis Price) were closet homosexuals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
The original version of the French film, The Passion of Joan of Arc, was lost in a fire, the master negatives were found 53 years later in a Norwegian mental institute by a janitor in a closet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham ensured he was embalmed after death, and his body now sits in a closet at University College in London, England. You may visit him if you like. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
The South Park voice actor for 'Chef' is a Scientologist who shortly left the show after the infamous Scientology episode 'Trapped in the Closet' aired. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of the Chairman of Scientology, David Miscavige, first learned about the story of Xenu from watching the β€œTrapped in the Closet” episode of South Park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jen…
There's a practice in France called being sent to the closet or "le placard." It is so difficult to dismiss an employee with a CDI or Contract of Indeterminate Duration, that employers will often harrass a worker in the hopes that they will resign. pri.org/stories/2016-05-1…
Slavery in Canada was abolished in 1833. One historian calls Canadian Slavery, "Canada's best kept secret, locked within the National closet." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sla…
There is a man who brews beer in his stomach and is drunk all the time because of it... for years it was thought that he was a closet drinker. voices.nationalgeographic…
Stewie comes out of the closet in a produced, but unaired, Family Guy episode en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Human's closet relative, the bonobo, is naturally bisexual. books.google.com/books?hl…
Sir Elton John has an entire closet devoted to sunglasses theposhspace.com/2012/08/…
The end credits to the South Park Episode "Trapped In The Closet" which ends with Stan shouting "Sue Me!" are all attributed to John or Jane Smith. southpark.cc.com/full-epi…
The uncensored version of the 1928 film β€œthe Passion of Joan of Arc”, was considered lost until 1981, when it was discovered in the janitor's closet of a Norwegian mental institution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Four Polish political prisoners escaped Auschwitz in 1942 by breaking into a supply closet and taking SS uniforms and machine guns, stealing a car from the garage, and driving out through the front gate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaz…
The Mona Lisa was once stolen from the Louvre by an Italian who hid in a closet until the museum closing time, then put the painting under his coat and just walked out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
In the South Park Scientology episode "Trapped in the Closet," the episode ends with the credits listing only "John Smith" and "Jane Smith." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
A homeless Japanese woman sneaked into a house and lived undetected in a closet for a year. msnbc.msn.com/id/24889337…
The Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911 by a dude who hid in a broom closet at the Louvre and walked out with the painting under his coat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Billy Crystal narrated a cartoon called There's A Nightmare In My Closet 14 years before Monster's Inc, a cartoon about monsters in closets. youtube.com/watch?v=0Eali…
A man noticed his food had been going missing, so he set up his webcam and discovered a woman had been living in his closet for a year! scout.cheatsheet.me/7-cra…
In the 60s, coming out of the closet was so taboo that even flamboyant men, eg Paul Lynde, never did it. In 1965, Lynde shared a hotel room with a 24 y/o man who fell 8 stories to his death. The incident was witnessed by 2 cops but kept out of the press, likely saving Lynde's career. imdb.com/name/nm0001489/b…
Today I learned of American Mummy Speedy Atkins, a pauper who drowned in 1928 and was preserved by an undertaker and kept in a closet and on display until his burial in 1994. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
Johnny Depp was once arrested for trashing a New York hotel room. Depp claimed that an armadillo was responsible, saying that he had found the animal hidden in a closet and it had gone crazy, wrecking the hotel room before leaping out the window t.newyork.com/articles/ho…
R. Kelly recorded 33 "chapters" of Trapped in the Closet, which included a scene where a midget sh** himself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
"Spear Closet" is an architectural term for useless space in a building, and may or may not have spears en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
R. Kelly is making a book and Broadway adaptation of "Trapped in the Closet" consequenceofsound.net/20…
Universal and Interscope originally wanted the track β€˜Cleanin Out My Closet’ as the theme for the movie 8 Mile. However, Eminem disagreed with this decision and made 'Lose Yourself' the main track. nme.com/photos/50-things-…
Every year since 2004, Elton John has opened a shop called "Elton's Closet" in which he sells his second-hand clothes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elt…
When the Nevermind album cover was being made, Geffen (the record company) offered an alternate cover without the penis. Kurt Cobain's response to it was, "If you're offended by this, you must be a closet pedophile." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nev…
Today I learned that the actor who played Alfalfa died after being shot in the groin. After charging someone with a switchblade knife. After forcing them into a closet. With a gun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
8% of the world has an internet connection, 75% does not have the combo of refrigerator, closet, and bed at home. And a whole mess of other surprising statistics... miniature-earth.com/
The Smallest Post Office in the USA is a closet-sized, 7x8-foot building that used to be an irrigation pipe shed for a tomato farm located in Ochopee, FL (pop. ~11) roadsideamerica.com/story…
There is a music genre Hip Opera, a series of hip hop songs in the form of an opera, inspired by the concept of rock opera. Examples are Trapped in the Closet by R. Kelly and Deltron 3030 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rap…
The modern tanks used to be called "water carriers" to conceal the identity of the weapon, later changed to the synonym tank because the abbreviation could be mistook for water closet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
Bears(ursines) closet living relatives are the pinnipeds(seals, seal lions, walruses, etc). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urs…
Kurt Colbain worked in secret on Heart Shaped Box inside a closet. When his wife Courtney Love heard him she wanted the rif for her own song to which he replied, "Fuck off!" and closed the closet door. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Because of Spencer Elden's penis being visible on Nirvana's Nevermind album cover, Geffen prepared an alternate album cover, but relented when Kurt Cobain's only compromise to put a sticker over the penis, which claimed anyone who was offended by it was a closet pedophile. music.yahoo.com/blogs/amp…
On 22 August 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia hid in a janitor’s closet in the Louvre in Paris and waited until the museum had closed and then walked out with the Mona Lisa hidden under his coat. He then tried to sell it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
The physical parchment of the US Constitution now on display at the National Archives was lost by James Madison in the years leading to his death only to be discovered folded in a small tin box in a closet of the EEOB in 1883 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
A woman lived in a mans closet for several months without his knowledge guardian.co.uk/world/2008…
In 1911, a Louvre employee stole the Mona Lisa by showing up for work, hiding in a broom closet until the museum had closed, and walking out with it hidden under his coat. It remained missing for two years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
During the Sandy Hook Massacre a school secretary and nurse hid in a closet for several hours even while state police officials β€” unaware that anyone was in the room β€” used the office as a command center. courant.com/#section/-1/a…
Maine (Quoddy Head State Park to be exact) is the closet point to Africa in the United States acscdg.com/usaafrica.html

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