Luis SuΓ‘rez, a famous Uruguayan football player, started training more ambitiously because his childhood crush moved to Barcelona (Spain) when he was 15. A few years later he was transferred to Europe and married her, and now plays for FC Barcelona en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lui…
Today I learned about the Hillsborough Stadium Crush. The stadium became so over packed that people began to be physically crushed under the weight of other fans. The disaster resulted in the death of 96 people and left 766 people injured. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hil…
In 1896 two locomotives were deliberately crashed together as a promotional event for the railroad in Crush, Texas. Over 40K people attended. Engineers had assured the organizers that it would be safe, but when both boilers exploded on impact two spectators were killed and several more injured. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned of the city Crush that was created specifically for an event called The Crash at Crush. 10,000 people gathered to watch 2 trains collide at top speeds. The crash caused the trains boilers to explode killing 2 people and injuring many more. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
There is a shrew that evolved anti-crush defense and can withstand force 1000 times its weight unharmed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
There’s a word for someone who is infatuated/obsessed with another person. It’s beyond a crush but not necessarily love, called Limerence. It can last from 18 months to 3 years. blakewrites.com/articles/…
Execution by elephant was a common method of execution in South and Southeast Asia. Elephants were employed by royalty to crush, dismember, or torture captives until the regions were colonized in the 18th and 19th centuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe…
Muammar Qaddafi had a crush on Condoleezza Rice. Sometimes referring to her as his β€˜African princess’, he had a Libyan composer write a song called β€˜Black Flower in the White House,’ and had a homemade scrapbook filled with photos of the former U.S. secretary of state. vanityfair.com/news/2011/…
When the English potter, Josiah Wedgwood, spotted inferior work in his pottery plant, he would frequently dump it on the factory floor and crush it with his peg leg saying, "This will not do for Josiah Wedgwood!" newworldencyclopedia.org/…
Muammar Gadaffi had a serious crush on U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. When Rice prepared to leave Libya after a state visit, Gadaffi gifted her $212,225 worth of gifts, including a locket with his own picture inside, a signed copy of his Green Book, and a lute. theatlantic.com/internati…
A Colorado bear broke into a Subaru SUV & caused it to roll backwards downhill & crush a mailbox. The bear shattered the Subaru's back window, ripped out the radio and steering wheel, and defecated inside. 2- 3 bears get stuck in cars each week in the area, officials say. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
Over a 12 month period, the mobile game Candy Crush earned almost $1bn variety.com/2018/gaming/n…
A rumor spread at a banquet for Czar Nicholas II's coronation that there would not be enough beer and pretzels for everyone in attendance. The resulting crowd crush killed almost 1400 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kho…
Orange Crush soda originally had orange pulp in the bottles, giving it a "fresh squeezed" illusion even though the raw pulp was merely added during bottling, rather than actually being the remains from freshly squeezed oranges en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
In 1896 a temporary, one-day city was named in Texas called Crush, where two locomotives were to be smashed head-on for purposes of spectacle. It was, for a few hours, the 2nd largest city in TX with 40k attendees. The collision caused engine boilers to explode, resulting in death and injuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
Today I learned about Operation Gladio, an alliance between NATO, the CIA the mafia, the catholic church, and several neo-fascist groups to crush any kind of leftist political movement in Italy between 1956 and 1990 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Mohs scale of hardness defines "hardness" by their "scratch resistance" compared with other minerals. The scale goes from 1-10 were diamond is a 10, 15x harder than ordinary quartz. Which clocks in at a solid 7/10. You could still easily crush a gem sized diamond with a hammer though. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
Today I learned of the Ibrox disaster: A horrific accident that happened after a football game in Scotland in 1971. Sixty-six people died in the crush. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
Chinese leader Li Zongren surrendered his powers and flew to New York City for treatment. Li visited President Truman, and denounced Chiang as a "dictator" and an "usurper." Li vowed that he would "return to crush" Chiang's movements once he returned to China en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_…
The city of Crush, Texas was a temporary one day city created as a publicity stunt to exhibit two trains go full speed and collide. The impact caused engine boilers to explode resulting in a shower of flying debris on 40000 spectators. It killed 2 or 3 people and caused numerous injuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
Digimon, despite it's perception as a failed Pokemon competitor, s one of the highest grossing media franchises, exceeding Minecraft, Shrek, Game of Thrones, Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, Candy Crush, Friends, Assassin's Creed, and the Big Bang Theory with a gross profit of 6.36b dollars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Tesla Model S's roof is so strong it broke the testing machine used to crush car roofs. money.cnn.com/2013/08/20/…
*Γ‰crasez I'infΓ’me!* (crush the infamous thing) was the slogan that Voltaire used to brand fanaticism and it's attendant ills. open.edu/openlearn/histor…
Today I learned of Martin Fletcher, who survived the 1985 Bradford City Stadium fire that killed 56 fans, including four of his family. Four years later he attended the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough, and witnessed the horror as 96 fans lost their lives in a crush theguardian.com/football/…
The company that made Candy Crush was acquired for 5.9 billion while Lucasfilm was purchased by Disney for only 4 billion. wired.co.uk/article/king-…
Today I learned of the "City" of Crush, Texas, that was the 2nd largest city in Texas for one day when a railroad company gave cheap tickets for people to travel to see two locomotives crash head on. Over 40,000 people and 300 police witness the trains collide (which killed 2 or 3 and injured several more.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
Dolly Parton's "Jolene" is about a red-headed clerk who had a crush on her husband, but the song is named after one of her fans. Dolly told her, "That is pretty. That sounds like a song. I'm going to write a song about that." npr.org/2008/10/09/955205…
Haiti enjoyed a brief moment as a tourism hotspot in the β€˜70s and early β€˜80s and celebrities like Marlon Brando and Mick Jagger stayed at Haiti's legendary Hotel Oloffson. β€œThe poolside crush rivals that of the Beverly Hills Hotel,” People Magazine wrote in 1980 largeup.com/2017/04/11/ho…
Today I learned about David Grundman, who died in 1982 after he shot a saguaro with a shotgun, causing one of its arms to fall off and crush him to death. snopes.com/fact-check/cac…
Wade Boggs has been known to crush several cases of beer in a single day, and claims his single day record is 107 beers. mlb.nbcsports.com/2015/01…
:In 1896, promoters staged a train crash and sold tickets to more than 30,000 people who descended on Crush, Texas β€” a town created just for the event β€” to watch the collision, people Died! youtube.com/watch?v=ooOp_…
The Tesla Model S scored 5 out of 5 stars by the National Highway Safety Administration, the highest in the history of the automobile. It even broke the machine that was intended to crush it during a rollover test. wired.com/2013/08/tesla-m…
Red traffic lights in Akureyri, Iceland are heart shaped. They appeared in 2008, as a morale booster after financial crush that brought down Icelanders. icelandnaturally.com/arti…
It's possible to crush a caravan using the vacuum made by a household vacuum cleaner youtu.be/9YEXQwnyMms?t=2m…
A total of 173 people, including 62 children, died in a crush on 3 March 1943, when people rushed to enter Bethnal Green station after hearing air-raid sirens in WWII bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
Starting from second crusade many in Christendom believed in a powerful Indian Christian King named Prestor John who was about to come with his powerful army from east to crush the muslim armies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Andy Samberg (Jake Peralta) and Chelsea Peretti (Gina Linetti) have known each other since elementary school as have their characters on Brooklyn 99. Chelsea even had a crush on Samberg. youtu.be/xEBV_1xUJyE
Candy Crush Saga had a daily revenue of $633,000 from the United States section of the iOS App Store alone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
A grizzly bear's bite is estimated to be strong enough to crush a bowling ball en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gri…
Today I learned of the Hillsborough disaster, a crowd crush incident in Sheffield which ended up with 96 dead and 766 injured. It's largely considered to be the reason for all seated stadiums now. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hil…
Today I learned of "Phajaan" or "The Crush" an abusive taming process which involves constraining and beating young Elephants until they are docile enough to be ridden. expertvagabond.com/elepha…
Princess Diana once invited Cindy Crawford to dinner at Buckingham Palace because Prince William had a crush on her mentalfloss.com/article/2…
At over 8 megapascals (1160 psi), it has been estimated that a bite from a grizzly bear could crush a bowling ball. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gri…
The popular game Candy Crush exploits mechanisms of addiction in the same way some recreational drugs and gambling do theguardian.com/science/b…
In Australia it is against the law to crush a can of beer between your breasts news.com.au/news/can-crus…
When Perdue Pharmaceuticals made OxyContin crush/melt/tamper resistant in 2010 prescriptions fell 20% nationwide and heroin ODs rose 20% solutions-recovery.com/ad…
CANDY CRUSH has more active monthly players than the entire population of Canada. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Execution by elephant was commonly used in South and Southeast Asia for centuries because, unlike the horse, the elephant has no qualms about killing humans, and can be trained in detail: told to make the death quick and merciful (crush the head) or prolonged and painful (tear limb from limb) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe…
The wolf's jaw can exert 1500 pounds of pressure per square inch, twice the jaw pressure of a German Shepherd. Wolves can crush large bones in just a few bites. californiawolfcenter.org/…
Crush, Texas was a temporary city where people gathered to watch a train wreck. Two trains collided with each other and the explosion resulted in two or three deaths and many injuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
A 1976 episode of Sesame Street featured The Wicked Witch of the West becoming the crush of Oscar the Grouch and threatening to turn Big Bird into a feather duster, among other things. The episode was aired only once because "the threat of the witch's power [remained] in children's eyes." muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Epi…
If you drop your phone in a plane, the flight attendants will look for your phone for you because they’re afraid you’ll move your seat, crush the lithium battery, and start a fire telegraph.co.uk/travel/ad…
There was a crush in a bomb shelter in Britain during WW2 that killed 173 people, and the Government tried to cover it up bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peop…
One of the men on the posse to kill Bonnie and Clyde was a former friend of Bonnie's and secretly had a crush on her en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted…
Because Sharks have no rib cages, on land their weight can literally crush their own body. web.archive.org/web/20100…
In the past in some part of Asia, elephants were trained and used to crush, dismember or torture captives in public executions. They could be ordered to kill victims immediately or torture them slowly over a prolonged period. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe…
When Andrew W.K. was 17, he wrote a love song for a crush, earning him a juvenile restraining order. pastemagazine.com/article…
Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi had a huge crush on U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.In an interview with Al-Jazeera TV "I admire and am very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders ... Leezza, Leezza, Leezza. ... I love her very much." huffingtonpost.com/2011/0…
Crows drop nuts in traffic to let the cars crush the nuts, then wait for red lights to stop the traffic so they can eat it. youtube.com/watch?v=1P8Nw…
According to one of Hitler's best childhood friends, teenage Hitler had a huge crush on a girl named Stefanie Isak, which he might have thought was Jewish due to her last name en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
Certain species of Chameleons have tongues about twice their length, which they use to grab and crush insects. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Warren Buffett learned to play the ukulele because in 1949 he developed a crush on a girl whose Boyfriend played the ukulele and Buffett tried to serenade her away hearnebraska.org/feature/…
In 1989, 96 people lost their lives at an English football match in a human crush cause by overcrowding. news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/…
It's believed the Greek phalanx would outright crush the first row of enemy soldiers when they charged, due to the force of their shields. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pha…
In the show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the waitress that Charlie has an obsessive crush on is his actual wife in real life. They got married after the first season. imdb.com/name/nm1634944/
The US government has enacted a law titled the "Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010" in response to animal crushing fetishists. gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE…
In the Marvel Universe, Jessica Jones went to the same high school Peter Parker attended and had a crush on him while they were classmates. niume.com/pages/post/?pos…
Grizzly bears have a bite-force of over 8,000,000 pascals, enough to crush a bowling ball. natgeotv.com/uk/casey-and…
Crush the (stoner) sea turtle in "Finding Nemo" is actually the writer/director of most Pixar animations. Including Finding Nemo, Monster's INC, all 3 Toy Stories, and Wall-E. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Crows will crush an ant and rub it all over themselves like perfume--the formic acid in the ants helps ward off parasites. avesnoir.com/10-really-we…
In order to keep chicken's calcium regular, some farmers would crush up the chickens' own eggshells and feed it to them. communitychickens.com/egg…
Hannibal of Carthage crossed the Alps into Italy during the winter of 218 BC with 46,000 troops and 37 elephants. He lost half his men, but went on to crush the Romans in Italy after countless successive battles undefeated for 16 years. livius.org/articles/perso…
The voice of Crush in Finding Nemo is Andrew Stanton, the director of the film. Pixar chose to use his 'scratch' performance instead of re-recording the dialogue with a real voice actor. moviefone.com/2013/05/30/…
Candy Crush Saga makes over $1M a day thinkgaming.com/app-sales…
Owls have the strongest grip of all raptors, over 500 lbs per square inch. They crush their prey before swallowing them whole. youtube.com/watch?v=XeFxd…
I learned that there is a $5000 rehab program for candy crush addicts in the UK sbwire.com/press-releases…
The word "Juggernaut" derives from a mid-nineteenth century allegorical reference to a Hindu temple car that was reputed to crush devotees under its wheels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jug…
In 1995, the Jenny Jones show aired an episode about secret crushes. Scott Amedure, a gay man, confessed to his best friend Jonathan Schmitz, that he had a crush on him. Three days after the taping, an upset Schmitz murdered Amedure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Wombats will protect themselves from attackers with their butt, sometimes using it to crush the skulls of predators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
Printer ink and Candy Crush both use a 19th century "razor and blades" business model cockeyed.com/citizen/razo…
7Up, Dr Pepper, Snapple, Cactus Cooler, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's, IBC, A&W, Squirt, RC Cola, Welch's, Yoohoo, Canada Dry, Country Time, and many other drink brands are all owned by one company: Dr Pepper Snapple Group (Which was formerly owned by the chocolate company, Cadbury) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Many species of songbirds rub or crush ants or other insects onto themselves in an activity known as "anting", and scientists are not sure why. stanford.edu/group/stanfo…
In the 1908, 172 students died in the Collinwood School fire. The crush of the crowd toward the exit made it impossible to open the inward-swinging doors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Sean Patrick Flanery, star of Powder and The Boondock Saints, started acting in college because he had a crush on a girl in an acting class en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
It has been estimated that Candy Crush takes in $875,382 per day business.time.com/2013/11…
Supreme Court in an 8-1 ruling, overturned a law banning the sale of videos that depicted anything from dog-fighting to "crush videos", videos showing small animals being stomped to death by women in stilettos, all in the name of free speech. huffingtonpost.com/2010/0…
The Tesla Model S was awarded a 5 out of 5 by the National Highway Safety Administration, the highest score in the history of the automobile and damaged the vehicle that was used to crush it during the testing. teslamotors.com/nl_BE/abo…
Byzantine Empress Irene (a saint too) blinded her own 26 yr old son Constantine in AD 797 to crush revolt and dissent britannica.com/biography/…
Trains in Mumbai undergo a "super dense crush load" when there are 14-16 people per square metre in each carriage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
Wombats have the capability to crush skulls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
Crows Crush Ants and Rub Them On Themselves Like Perfume to Ward of Parasites en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Galapagos tortoises will occasionally crush small birds with their shells in order to eat them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal…
The word Juggernaut originated in the mid-nineteenth century as an allegorical reference to the Hindu Ratha Yatra temple car, which apocryphally was reputed to crush devotees under its wheels as they attempted to escape the cycle of death and rebirth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jug…
Today I learned of the 'Victoria Hall Disaster', in which 183 children perished during a crowd - crush as nearly 1000 others attempted to rush through a hall towards a free toy donation. This event led to outward opening exits and the push-bar door mechanism. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In 2003, security guards at a Chicago club attempted to break up a fight with pepper spray causing nearby patrons to cry out and vomit, which caused a panic among patrons who thought it was poison gas terrorist attack. The crush and stampede for the exit killed 21 people and injured 50. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
Susan Lang was the only lady to have the distinction of having two WWII planes named after her. Her husband named his B-17 Crois de Suzanne and (unbeknownst to her) another pilot who has a secret crush on her named his P-51 Sierra Sue. The latter had a sexy painting of her on its side. oregonlive.com/pacific-no…
Andrew Stanton, writer and director of Finding Nemo, was also the voice of Crush (the laid back sea turtle) en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
Limerence is the psychological term for having a "crush" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim…

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