Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Rob McElhenney (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia) bought a soccer team together, Wrexham AFC, a Welsh club that plays in English soccer’s fifth tier. cbssports.com/soccer/news…
During his lifetime, George Washington owned almost every group of dog currently recognized by the American Kennel Club. Many of his dogs had interesting names too, such as: Madame Moose, Truelove, Tipsy, Mopesy, and Ragman. mountvernon.org/george-wa…
U.S. Congressman John Reilly bought the South Fork Dam, sold the dam's critical sluice pipes for scrap, then resold the dam to a club for wealthy families. Further alterations resulted in a failure that killed 2,209 people and destroyed 1,600 homes. No damages were paid. tribdem.com/news/its-stil…
Today I learned of Eugene Bullard. America’s First Black fighter pilot who without the wager of a $2,000 bet would have never flown at all. Remarkably, he fought for the French, was a boxer, stevedore, jazz drummer, club manager and finally an elevator operator in NYC. historynet.com/eugene-bul…
A 2000 paper by an Astronomical Society identified two reasons why there are fewer women in amateur astronomy. After family and career obligations "there is neither time nor energy left over for going observing". Also, many astronomy clubs in the woods are cold and lack toilet facilities adsabs.harvard.edu/full/2…
A club of multidisciplinary scientists formed a group called NecroSearch, who volunteer to assist law enforcement in the location of clandestine graves and recovery of evidence (aka cold-case bodies). Their team is comprised of botanists, meteorologists and other technical specialists. necrosearch.org/
In 1966, the Procrastinators Club held a demonstration in Philadelphia to protest the War of 1812 digital.library.temple.ed…
The name of the famous punk club "CBGB" stands for "Country, Bluegrass and Blues" - the founder originally wanted these genres to be played at the venue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBG…
Robin Williams and Bobcat Goldthwait used to appear together at comedy clubs under the names β€œJack Cheese” and β€œMarty Fromage” last.fm/music/Bobcat+Gold…
When Digital Underground released its album "Sex Packet", they credited the album's name to a pill that gave you an ultra-realistic wet-dream invented by NASA scientist Dr Earl Cook. The group went as far as to distribute thousands of pamphlets in clubs warning about the drug. albumism.com/features/dig…
In 1921 a Danish geologist discovered a tiny island on the northern coast of Greenland and named it "Kaffeklubben Island" after an informal academic club held at the Copenhagen Mineralogical Museum. He didn't know that he had just named the northernmost point of land on Earth after a coffee club en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaf…
The lyrics in Le Freak by CHIC originally contained the words β€œfuck off” rather then β€œfreak out”. They got the idea after being denied entry to a club and the bouncer told them to β€œfuck off”. The lyrics were changed since they couldn’t say fuck on the radio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_…
The famous supporter-owned, world's richest football club, FC Barcelona, also has ice hockey, basketball, and volleyball teams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_…
Today I learned of H’Angus the Monkey, the mascot of English football club Hartlepool United FC, who in 2002 ran as a joke candidate for the Mayor of Hartlepool - a city of 100,000 people - winning on a platform of β€˜free bananas for schoolchildren’. Upon losing the costume, H’Angus’ actor was re-elected twice. bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-engl…
At the age of 14, Martin Sheen organized a strike of golf caddies while working at a private golf club in Dayton, Ohio. freshdialogues.com/2008/1…
There is an β€œEjection Tie Club” for people who are saved by a Martin-Baker ejection seat in an emergency. As the name implies, they get to wear a special tie. martin-baker.com/ejection…
Drew Carey, famous stand-up comedian and host of The Price Is Right, has been part owner of The Seattle Sounders Football Club since 2009. soundersfc.com/post/2020/…
Pelé’s last game was an exhibition match between his two former clubs: the New York Cosmos and Santos. PelΓ© played the first half for Cosmos and the second half for Santos. golisports.com/peles-last…
The lifespan of the first generation of postal pilots was around 900 flight hours. The job was so dangerous that 35 of the first 40 pilots hired died in crashes, leading to the nickname 'The Suicide Club'. postalmuseum.si.edu/the-s…
In 2006 50 Cent was sued by Luther Campbell's manager for plagiarizing the lines "It's your birthday" in the song "In da Club". However, the lawsuit was dismissed because the phrase was ruled a "common, unoriginal and noncopyrightable element of the song". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_…
Today I learned of Forest Green Football Club. A professional football team in England that as of 2015 became the worlds first vegan football club. It is also the world's first carbon neutral football club en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Today I learned Michael Eisner, the former CEO of the Walt Disney Company, bought Portsmouth Football Club bbc.com/sport/football/40…
In nightclubs in Ireland in the 80's & 90's the music had to be turned off and lights turned on half ways through the night because the nightclub had to serve a substantial meal by law so the clubs could keep their alcohol licence dublininquirer.com/2017/0…
Today I learned about the, Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club. An over 100 year old club of black urban cowboys in the heart of Philadelphia. The tend to horses and teach the youth of the area how to do the same. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
In the 1960s, Argentinean football club Estudiantes de La Plata had a fan named Quiricocho, who was seen to be bad luck. Before every game, the club would get him to greet the opposing team, and when security prevented that, the players yelled "Quirocho!" before the opponents' penalty attempts si.com/extra-mustard/2021…
In some jurisdictions, dancers at strip clubs are only permitted to expose breasts and/or genitals when performing on a raised platform; they must be dressed before their feet touch the venue's main floor. Managers responsible for enforcing this rule communicate it as 'the floor is lava'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned about the 27 Club, a group of popular musicians that died at the age of 27. Among others, members of the club include Jimi Hendrix, Al Wilson, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones and Amy Winehouse. history.com/news/music-le…
Today I learned about the Huron Mountain Club. Over 20,000 Acres of Untouched Michigan Forest shared by 50 elite families as a Summer Getaway. The club is so elusive it took Henry Ford several years of being waitlisted before he was allowed in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hur…
Belgian football club Anderlecht bribed the referee ahead of their Uefa Cup semi-final victory over Nottingham Forest. Proof only came out after a criminal stole details of the deal and blackmailed the club. bbc.com/news/uk-england-n…
Tupac Shakur was a big fan of British and Irish pop, and named Culture Club and Kate Bush as some of his favorite artists i-d.vice.com/en_us/articl…
On 17 May 2007, Leroy Rosenior was appointed as manager of English football club Torquay United. 10 minutes later, he was sacked, because at the exact same time, Torquay United were bought by a local consortium, whose chief executive then appointed a different manager en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ler…
Dial Square was formed using the old name of Arsenal Football Club by fans to protest Stan Kroenke's ownership en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia…
Former WWE wrestler, The Godfather, owns a strip club whose sister location was frequented by the 9/11 hijackers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawkins loved going to strip clubs nypost.com/2012/02/24/acc…
Today I learned of Eleanor Jones, a librarian, who in 1916 created a chaperoned dormitory after noticing groups of vulnerable young women in search of Hollywood stardom were congregating in her library with no place to go. The Hollywood Studio Club eventually housed over 10,000 women - including Marilyn Monroe. messynessychic.com/2017/0…
Today I learned that, according to the legend created by the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, Punxsutawney Phil is immortal. Normal groundhogs live for ~7 years, but Phil drinks a special "groundhog punch" at the annual Groundhog Picnic that adds 7 years to his life, the story goes. abc7news.com/immortal-pun…
S Club 7, one of the biggest British groups of the 90s, was 'created' by Simon Fuller the day after he was fired by the Spice Girls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S_C…
The Roman emperor Commodus would have people without feet tied together and brought to the arena, where he would pretend they were giants and club them to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Neither Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, or David Beckham is the world's richest professional soccer player ... That honor goes to Faiq Bolkiah who currently plays for Portuguese club MarΓ­timo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
Since religion was largely ignored in Randy Newman's childhood home, when Newman was informed that he couldn't come to a country club cotillion because he was a Jew, he had to ask his father what a "Jew" was. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
The famed spaceship VIP room that today sits atop a Tampa strip club is actually a 'Futuro Home' from the 1960s β€” a futuristic housing solution from Finland that almost caught on in the space age. A mafia family associate took credit, but a farm boy with a dream put it there. tampabay.com/florida/2019…
After the Wright Brothers had achieved flight, most of Europe remained skeptical about their ability to fly, most notably earning the scorn of Ernest Archdeacon, who founded the AΓ©ro-Club de France. This stance was later retracted after the Wright Brothers' first flights in France in 1908 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wri…
The Norwegian first division club MjΓΈndalen played a whole season with the Scottish drink Irn-Bru logo on their jersey, at the end of the season it turned out that Irn-Bru never offered sponsorship to the club and the whole thing was a prank en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irn…
The club that later became Manchester United, Newton Heath, was on the cusp of bankruptcy before a players dog went missing. A local wealthy pub owner purchased the dog, gained an interest in the club and gave it his financial backing. Manchester United won the league 7 years later manutd.com/en/news/detail…
In 1946, 23-year-old English footballer Ivan Broadis became the player-manager of Carlisle United. However, 3 years later, the club was badly in debt, so as manager, he sold himself to Sunderland for Β£18,000 - but he didn't move, and continued training with Carlisle under their new manager thesefootballtimes.co/201…
Rutherford Hayes is the only President of the United States to have a foreign sports team named after them, as Club Presidente Hayes in Paraguay was named after him due his role in negotiating an Argentine-Paraguayan territorial dispute after the War of the Triple Alliance en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clu…
The satanic temple has after school Satan clubs thesatanictemple.com/page…
In 2015, two day care teachers were charged with child abuse for running a toddler Fight Club in Cranford, NY, where they'd pit children aged 4 to 6 against each other, record it while quoting the book and movie and post it on Snapchat. nypost.com/2015/09/01/day…
In the 1970s, Oakland Athletics owner Charles Finley hired several teenagers to work for the club. Stanley Burrell made VP by age 16; he grew up to be 'MC Hammer.' Meanwhile, Debbi Sivyer was one of the first ballgirls. She brought homemade cookies to games and grew up to be 'Mrs. Fields.' thepostgame.com/blog/thro…
In 2006, legendary German footballer Lothar MatthaΓΌs became manager of a Brazilian club. After 5 weeks, he flew to Europe "for a few days to deal with a personal problem", and 2 weeks later, he faxed in his resignation. Ten days later, the club released a phone bill of $5,915 that he had ran up en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lot…

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