Mercy dogs were trained during World War I to comfort mortally wounded soldiers as they died in no man's land en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
Zach Galifianakis had a two-week trial run as a writer on β€œSNL” before being let go. He wrote a sketch with Will Ferrell being the bodyguard of Britney Spears’s belly button that bombed so bad in the writer’s room that Tina Fey put her hand on his shoulder to comfort him. phillyvoice.com/zach-gali…
Olympians prior to and following their events hold massive parties or benders at the β€œOlympic Village” built in the hosting country. With tension and hormones running rampant, and in the comfort of a press free environment, festivities often include heavy drinking, wild sex, and even orgies. espn.com/olympics/summer/…
Mercy Dogs or Red Cross Dogs. They would go out into the warzone to find wounded soldiers, They brought medical supplies for the soldiers to patch themselves up. Or if the soldier was mortally wounded, stay and comfort them in their final moments. thehistoryreader.com/hist…
Air conditioning wasn't invented for human comfort whatsoever, rather it was a solution to decrease humidity at a printing company having issues with too much moisture impacting the paper and ink. asme.org/topics-resources…
The 1999 film "The Iron Giant" is based on a 1968 science fiction novel by poet Ted Hughes, written to comfort his children after the suicide of their mother, fellow poet and his wife Sylvia Plath. theguardian.com/culture/1…
Today I learned of Mason McDeid who cried constantly from severe cerebral palsy issues; his father failed to comfort him with classical & new age music. Then he tried Metallica & the child stopped crying, fell asleep. Now in his 20s, unable to speak, Mason has had 100+ surgeries & attended 450+ metal concerts. stage-www.startribune.com…
Today I learned of Hatty, a Labrador retriever who was sworn in as an IL County "Comfort Dog." Her paw was on a law book as an oath was read. Hatty's job is to comfort sexual trauma victims during testimony and interviews; the dog will work 9 - 5 on up to 200 cases per year. She was trained by prison inmates. cnn.com/2019/11/02/us/coo…
Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, designed by the β€œSociety for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons,” so isolated prisoners that many went insane. (The 1829 castle-like complex did have better comforts than period prisons --like dependable heat. Shut: 1971, ruin-park since '94.) atlasobscura.com/places/e…
Julian Lennon, John Lennon's first son, was the inspiration for the song 'Hey Jude'. Paul McCartney wrote the song (originally called 'Hey Jules) as a way to comfort Julian after his parents divorced. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
Today I learned about the book 'Comfort women of the Empire', by a korean historian who was the first to interview the Korean comfort women for the japanese army. nadesiko-action.org/wp-co…
Today I learned about Kim Bok-Dong and what a "comfort woman" was. During WWII, at 14 years old, Kim Bok-Dong was taken to Japan where she joined other young women who were forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers. The Japanese government later made them work as nurses to try to hide what had happened youtube.com/watch?v=qsT97…
, Southern Comfort is neither whiskey or bourbon. It's actually a whiskey-flavored liqueur. huffpost.com/entry/southe…
Ceiling fans should turn counter-clockwise in the summer and clockwise(on low) in the winter for maximum comfort in hot and cold. delmarfans.com/educate/ba…
Research shows that cats that are provided with empty boxes are more interactive, friendly and comfortable with the people around them as compared to those cats that do not have a box to snuggle in. So, it can be said that cats derive comfort and security from boxes. scienceabc.com/nature/ani…
Today I learned about Cockaigne, an imaginary place of "extreme luxury" in medieval myth where physical comforts and pleasures are always immediately at hand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
Anthony Daniels, who endured years of discomfort in the C-3PO costume, was so annoyed by Alan Tudyk (Rogue One) playing K-2SO in the comfort of a motion-capture suit that he cursed at Tudyk. Tudyk later joked that a "fuck you" from Daniels was among the highest compliments he had ever received. cinemablend.com/news/1602…
Voles comfort each other when mistreated. Also, the comforting voles have the same level of stress hormone of the mistreated one, suggesting that voles are capable of empathy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
The Beatles' song "Hey Jude" was originally titled "Hey Jules", and it was intended to comfort Julian Lennon from the stress of his parents' separation. McCartney said he changed the name to "Jude" "because I thought that sounded a bit better" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey…
Americans sought comfort TV after 9/11 and watched so much Food Network that the station had to restructure itself to appeal to a general audience. This led to the creation and subsequent rise of reality cooking shows like Chopped and Iron Chef USA. youtu.be/T1-k7VYwsHg?t=72…
There was a proposal to make Ottawa's Rideau Street enclosed in a continuous glass-and-steel structure. The heated mall was expected to allow pedestrians to shop in comfort year-round. However, the downside was that it attracted large numbers of vagrants and late-night drinkers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rid…
Since 1948 there has been a group of ladies at Arlington National Cemetery that has attended every funeral to support and comfort families, or to be there only one that attends to ensure no one is ever buried alone aarp.org/home-family/frie…
Nick Park's first Wallace and Gromit short, 'A Grand Day Out', lost the 1990 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film to 'Creature Comforts', also directed by Nick Park en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_G…
Evangelist Ray Comfort recorded a video arguing the banana displayed many user-friendly features that were evidence of intelligent design. Comfort retracted the video upon learning that the banana is a result of artificial selection by humans, and that the wild banana is small and unpalatable. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
There is an emotional support alligator named Wally who comforts the elderly and children that have disabilities. people.com/pets/emotional…
Today I learned of Wang Pou, one of the 24 Confucian exemplars of filial piety. According to a legend, his mother was afraid of thunder. After her death, Pou would rush to his mother's tomb each thunderstorm to comfort her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1985, a Colombian girl was trapped in a volcanic mudflow, and was trapped up to her waist. She was mostly alert and was interviewed. Knowing she would die, volunteers and rescuer did their best to comfort her. She died after 60 hours, and her photo became iconic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oma…
Indiana State Prison has a cat adoption program that allows death row inmates the company and comfort of a furry friend. wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian…
Schizophrenic voices are shaped by local culture. Patients in America hear voices asking them to do violent things whereas in Africa and India the voices they hear are usually of dead relatives or nice voices offering comfort news.stanford.edu/2014/07…
Today I learned about "comfort women" who were women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army in occupied territories before and during World War II. Thousands of women have been abducted or lured with false promises and placed in "comfort stations" as sex slaves for the Japanese soldiers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Fancy race horses travel via Air Horse One, an all-horse plane that allows them to bring comfort animals like goats on for free like you would a carry-on usatoday.com/story/travel…
In 1880, Felix Adler, the philosopher who would later lead America’s first national campaign against child labor, proposed a 100% tax rate on income above the point β€œwhen a certain high and abundant sum has been reached, amply sufficient for all the comforts and true refinements of life”. theguardian.com/commentis…
Male fruit flies seek comfort in alcohol when sexually rejected sciencemag.org/news/2012/…
American bases in Europe during WWII were named after well-known cigarette brands for both security and soldiers' comfort en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cig…
After 9/11, the Queen of England authorized the Coldstream Guards to break protocol and play the US national anthem during the Changing of the Guard, giving some comfort to Americans stranded in London due to airport closures. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
The writer of Peter Pan (J.M.Barrie) had a brother named David (his mother's favorite) who died at the age of 12. Barrie's mother found comfort in the fact that her dead son would remain a boy forever, never to grow up and leave her. This is why the children in his story do not grow old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
"Hey Jude" was written by Paul McCartney to comfort John Lennon's son Julian while his parents were getting divorced. wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Ju…
A 2018 study found being wealthy β€” past the point required for daily comfort and purchasing power, at least β€” can lead to unhealthy social comparisons and unfulfilling material pursuits. time.com/money/5157625/id…
A korean comfort woman was stripped and rolled on a board of nails by Japanese WWII soldiers vox.com/2015/12/29/106828…
Baby elephants suck their trunks for comfort just like human babies suck their thumb mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
Dreams about already deceased loved ones bring comfort to the dying ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
Today I learned about the Drug Addicts And Orphans In Romania Who Found Homes In The City Sewers. They formed communities and found comfort with others. boredpanda.com/undergroun…
In 2016, Celine Dion stood near the open casket of her deceased husband for 7 hours to greet and comfort complete strangers who had arrived to pay their respects at the public visitation held on the eve of his funeral. She was only expected to stay for 30 minutes. thestar.com/news/canada/2…
During filming Lawrence of Arabia, Peter O'Toole added foam rubber to his camel saddle to increase comfort. This eventually spread across the Middle East and O'Toole was called the "Father of Rubber" npr.org/2013/12/16/251610…
In 2017 Delta airlines had passengers attempt to fly with service animals including 'comfort turkeys', gliding possums, snakes and spiders news.delta.com/delta-intr…
Today I learned about the motivation behind Necrophilia: 1) desire to possess a non-resisting and non-rejecting romantic partner (21%), sexual attraction to corpses (15%), comfort or overcoming feelings of isolation (15%), or seeking self-esteem by expressing power over a homicide victim (12%). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nec…
The Virgin Hotel in Chicago has no check-in desk; it uses a smartphone system in which you scan a QR code and retrieve your room key from a vending machine. The personal comfort assistant app named Lucy can order more pillows, control room temperature, and coordinate messages with hotel staff. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vir…
The song "Hey Jude" by The Beatles, was written by Paul McCartney, to comfort John Lennon's son, Julian, during his parents' divorce. John Lennon thought it had actually been written for him and contended that, on one level, McCartney was giving his blessing to Lennon and Ono's relationship en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey…
That, to create tension between the actors in The Blair Witch Project, they were deliberately given less food each day of filming. Producer Gregg Hale told them: β€œWe’re very concerned about your safety, just not your comfort.” ew.com/article/2014/10/06…
35 percent of British adults sleep with a teddy bear or comfort object upi.com/Odd_News/2012/02/…

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