Early in his career, H.B. Reese, inventor of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, created two nearly identical candy bars. The "Lizzie Bar" was named after his oldest daughter and the "Johnny Bar" was named after his son. The only difference between the two was that the Johnny Bar had nuts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._…
The first non-Neapolitan to win the World Pizza Cup in Naples had to escorted off the stage by police for fear of being attacked by the crowd. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
A 47-year-old woman called Tammy Sexton, in Birmingham, Alabama was shot in the head by her husband with a .380-caliber handgun and not only did she survive, she managed to make herself a cup of tea and offered one to a police officer. al.com/pr/2009/06/gunshot…
Certain languages lack any word for left/right and instead use the cardinal directions to express orientation on a small scale, e.g. "the cup is to the north of me." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bod…
In the 2014 World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina, Christoph Kramer suffered a concussion in the 17th minute. He continued to play the game and later asked the ref "is this the final?" After the ref answered "yes" Kramer looking stunned replied 'Thanks, that's important to know.' espn.com/soccer/league-na…
Not only is field hockey the national sport of Pakistan, but the national team has won four Hockey World Cup championships, eight gold medals at the Asian Games, and the only Asian team to win the Champions Trophy (three wins). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pak…
In November 2015, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania, reportedly ordered the 2015 Mauritanian Super Cup to go to a penalty shootout in the 63rd minute with the score tied 1–1 because he was getting bored with the match. smh.com.au/sport/soccer/m…
The FIFA World Cup trophy is the most valuable sporting award, worth a staggering $20,000,000. cristaux.com/blog/most-pr…
In a bra, cup size doesn’t measure breast size. It signifies the difference in measurement between ribcage and bust. A woman can wear an 80B and 75C bra the same. youngwomenshealth.org/201…
Other than huge global sports events like the Olympics and FIFA World Cups, the most watched television broadcasts of all time have been Muhammad Ali boxing matches, with the Ali-Spinks 1978 fight topping the list. He regularly drew global television audiences in the 70s and 80s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Soviet Union women's rugby team sold smuggled vodka to pay for their 1991 World Cup expenses and Customs didn't issue any enforcement due to a language barrier en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sov…
Researchers found increasing your daily coffee consumption lowers your risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 11%. Surprisingly, they also found cutting your coffee consumption by one cup can increase your Diabetes risk 17%. hsph.harvard.edu/news/pre…
Today I learned of the Ben & Jerry's-inspired porn parody series called "Ben & Cherry's". Ben & Jerry's sued for trademark infringement, and a federal judge ordered 10 Ben & Cherry's porn titles removed, including "Boston Cream Thighs" & "Peanut Butter D-Cups". latimes.com/business/la-f…
The rise of disposable cups came in the early 20th century to stop the outbreak of communicable disease spread by the practice of sharing water dippers and communal cups in public places. Because the cups are meant for a single person to use and discard, people started to call them 'solo' cups. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The FDA says you can drink up to 4 cups of coffee a day without seeing any negative health consequences. healthline.com/health/how…
Saudi Arabia's special needs football team won the World Cup four times in a row arabnews.com/node/1358506…
Pythagoras invented a "Greedy Cup" which would empty onto the user when overfilled. youtu.be/ISfIT3B4y6E
There's a Starbucks cup visible in every scene of the movie Fight Club. Talk about Mischief, Mayhem and Soap. telegraph.co.uk/films/0/m…
Today I learned about the saying "Cup of Joe". The meaning of the saying is a little unclear but it was narrowed down to 2 ideas. The term was either derived from "Cup of Jamoke", which is from Java and Mocha and then was shortened to Joe or it is using Joe as a fellow guy to signify the drink of a common man. rd.com/food/fun/reason-co…
During the Argentina-Brazil match during the Italy 1990 World Cup, a Brazilian player was drugged with contaminated water by the Argentinean team. v-brazil.com/world-cup/hi…
Aldo Donelli played in the 1934 World Cup for the US and later coached the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Rams in the NFL. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ald…
A Russian woman - angry at being denied French citizenship - once tried to attack the Mona Lisa by throwing a ceramic tea cup at it. Luckily it was ecased in bulletproof glass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
When juicing a lime with a press juicer (the kind with a lever) you put the half lime into the cup of the juicer pulp side down/curved side up so that the juicer turns it inside out when you press. youtu.be/KUd06ibsRkk
AndrΓ©s Escobar, a Colombian national team soccer player, was murdered by drug lords in retaliation for accidentally scoring a goal against his own team in the 1994 World Cup. The killer shouted "Goal!" with each bullet he put in Escobar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
There are about 25 calories in a half cup of snot. On a typical day, we swallow about 4 cups or 200 calories in boogers a day. coolefitness.com/number-o…
Red Solo Cups are popular souvenirs for people visiting America souvenirfinder.com/2014/0…
Today I learned of Billy Ray Harris, a beggar who was accidentally given a $4,000 engagement ring by a passing woman when she dropped it into his cup. He never sold it. Two days later the woman came back for her ring and he gave it to her. In thanks, she set up a fund that raised over $185,000 for him independent.co.uk/news/wo…
In 1964 on Long Island, N.Y., 7-Eleven became the first chain to offer fresh coffee in to-go cups. The company expanded to-go coffee to nationwide. By the end of the decade, coffee lids began to come into their own too. In 1967, Philadelphian Alan Frank filed a patent for a tearable coffee lid. bonappetit.com/entertaini…
Today I learned of Perkeo, a court dwarf in the 1700s, who would drink 5-8 gallons of wine a day. This impressed the Prince of Heidelberg Charles III, who made him cup-bearer and supervisor of the largest wine barrel in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Today I learned about Coffe naps. After a cup of coffee napping for 15-20 mins enhances the effects of coffee by increasing the availability of receptors for caffeine in your brain. healthline.com/nutrition/…
After Brazil's defeat in FIFA World Cup Final 1998, a parliamentary hearing into Nike's role in the national squad saw Brazilian senators ask football players questions such as "Whose role was it to mark Zidane"? theguardian.com/media/200…
Cupped pepperoni slices have a predetermined direction to form their cups, but the direction of heat from your oven overrides their natural tendencies slice.seriouseats.com/201…
One cup measure for baking/cooking can vary by country making a big difference in the outcome of recipes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cup…
An 8oz cup of coffee can contain between 1.1-1.8 grams of soluble fiber scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned of Lester Patrick, a coach for the New York Rangers who played at goalie in the 1928 Stanley Cup Finals while the head coach and GM for the team. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les…
Up until the widespread acceptance of germ theory and invention of the disposable cup in 1907, public water fountains used to consist of "common" or "community" metal cup attached to a chain huffingtonpost.ca/entry/h…
There's an unofficial language called Portunol (Portugese/Espanol) which is a slang Spanish-Portuguese hybrid. Spanish fans at Brazil's world cup would speak it to work through the language barrier. Brazilians apparently found it extremely offensive. npr.org/2014/07/01/327199…
Since 2015 the International Space Station has a custom made Zero-G Espresso machine jointly developed by Lavazza and the Italian Space Agency. It's called the "ISSpresso" and produces Espresso in pouches which can then be consumed with a special Zero-G espresso cup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISS…
1 cup (3.5 oz / 100 grams) of raw elderberries contain 3 milligrams of Cyanide - this is 3% of the estimated fatal dose for a 130 pound (60 kg) person. Yet the raw berries are made into syrup and gummies to treat flu and cold symptoms. Theoretically - 7.3 pounds (3,3 kg) can kill you. pedia10.com/health/nutrit…
Yokohama and Osaka Ikeda have Cup Noodles museum dedicated to Momofuku Ando who invented chicken ramen, world's first instant noodles. cupnoodles-museum.jp/en/
In 1951, a woman sitting in her Florida apartment caught on fire. When found the next day, all that was left was her backbone, her left foot and her skull, shrunk to the size of a cup. Nothing else in the apartment burned. Police were stumped. Some think it was spontaneous human combustion. tampabay.com/news/florida…
The reigning Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues almost moved to Saskatoon in the 1980's saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/the-…
Croatian defender Josip Ε imuniΔ‡ received three yellow cards in the match against Australia during the 2006 World Cup.Referee Graham Poll later revealed that upon booking Ε imuniΔ‡ for the second time, he had erroneously recorded him as "Australia #3", due to Ε imuniΔ‡'s Australian accent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
The cardboard sleeve on takeout coffee cups is called a zarf. spudart.org/blog/zarf-cof…
Peter Buck, guitarist of R.E.M., was in an airline incident where he was seen shoving a CD into a drinks trolley thinking it was a CD player, claiming "I am R.E.M." and struggling over a yogurt cup with two flight attendants, which resulted in the cup exploding. He was charged with assault. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The son of Albert Speer, the Nazi architect, is Albert Speer, the architect, and he was responsible for the venues of Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. en.radiofarda.com/a/speer…
The CIA headquarters has its own Starbucks, but baristas don’t write names on the cups, its receipts say β€œStore Number 1” instead of β€œStarbucks,” and its workers need an escort to leave their work posts. rd.com/culture/cia-starbu…
In 1971 while on a trip to America, 61-year-old Instant-Ramen creator Momofuku Ando noticed Americans were breaking up the noodles, putting them into a cup, pouring in hot water, and eating it with a fork. This gave Ando the inspiration to create what we now know as Cup Noodles. cupnoodles-museum.jp/en/o…
Inter Milan and Bayern Munich have had at least one player in the World Cup final since 1982. espn.in/football/fifa-wor…
A fatal dose of caffeine is 113 cups of coffee, but you’d die of water poisoning first. scienceblogs.com/worldsfa…
A woman in Mexico named Ines Ramirez performed a C-section on herself after hours of painful contractions. Fearing that her baby would be stillborn, she drank 2 cups of high-proof alcohol and used a kitchen knife to make the incision. Both the mother and the baby survived. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
North Korea beat Italy at the 1966 World Cup 1-0 and reached the quarter-finals of the tournament but was eventually beaten by Portugal despite a strong showing history.co.uk/article/nor…
Today I learned about the Japanese sake custom of 'Yawaragi-Mizu' or 'soothing water'-- simply chasing sake with room temperature water between cups and at the same quantities to dilute the alcohol and prevent a hangover. en.sake-times.com/learn/t…
Before Fred the Red Manchester United had another mascot, Billy the goat. Billy would regularly drink with the players down the pub after a game. When United won the FA Cup in 1909, he had too much champagne in the post match celebrations & died of alcohol poisoning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/190…
In 2014, the makers of Red Bull were sued by a man who found their slogan β€œRed Bull gives you wings” dishonest, as the drink has less caffeine than a regular cup of coffee, meaning it provided less of an energy boost. They had to reimburse American consumers who bought Red Bull from 2002-2014. bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
Today I learned about Luis Monti, the only player to play in two World Cup finals for two different countries. extratime.ie/articles/246…
When Gareth Southgate missed a penalty against Germany in the 1996 Euro Cup semi-finals, he went to Bali to clear his mind when he found himself at an isolated Buddhist temple and a monk came by and said: "You Gareth Southgate, you England penalty drama." theguardian.com/football/…
A doctor on an Air Canada flight jerry-rigged a device to help a toddler breath who was having an asthma attack. Dr. Khurshid Guru, director of Robotic Surgery at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, created a nebulizer using a water bottle, a cup, oxygen, and an adult inhaler. abcnews.go.com/Health/doc…
Why a Tumbler glass is called a "tumbler" - the term referred to a type of cup, usually metal, with a round bottom which, when placed on a table, would roll/tumble, spilling any drink that was still inside when put down. oureverydaylife.com/glass…
Single-use paper coffee cups with lids aren’t recyclable. recyclecoach.com/resident…
A star was discovered 75 light-years away from Earth is no warmer than a fresh cup of coffee. insider.si.edu/2011/03/ne…
Germany became host of the 2006 FIFA World Cup because of a hoax bribery fax sent by the editor of "Titanic", a satirical magazine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit…
The CFL is older than the NFL. At one point it also had American teams and in 1995 an American team won the Grey Cup (CFLs Super Bowl equivalent). thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
The longest winning streak in the history of sport was the Unites States’ 132-year winning stretch from 1870-1983 for the America’s Cup for yachting. They defended the trophy 24 times, until Australia won in 1983. americascup.com/en/histor…
In the 17th and 18th centuries the china cups tea was served in were so delicate they would crack from the heat of the tea. Milk was added to cool the liquid and stop the cups from cracking. englisch-hilfen.de/en/tex…
Today I learned about 10 cent beer night - where stadium goers could by beers for 10 cents a cup and could buy up to six cups at a time, there were lots of streakers, people stealing bases, fireworks shot into dugouts, and a massive brawl between both MLB teams and the Cleveland fans. espn.com/espn/page2/story…
Football player Didier Drogba stopped a Civil War in the Ivory Coast following qualification for the World Cup. He pleaded with the warring factions to lay down their arms during an interview in the dressing room following a game. telegraph.co.uk/sport/foo…
The 19th-century French writer HonorΓ© de Balzac supposedly consumed at least fifty cups of coffee per day. Some speculate that this led to his death at the age of 51. thestranger.com/blogs/slo…
Days after winning the Stanley Cup, Vladimir Konstantinov was paralyzed in a car accident. When the Red Wings repeated as champions the following year, his name was engraved on the Stanley Cup again. Although his number is not officially retired, no other Red Wing has worn #16 since. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
On 1982, after the West German team scored a goal against the Austrian team, both teams purposely didn't score goals against each other, so that both teams might qualify for the FIFA World Cup en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Today I learned about the first robot. The servant of Philon was an ancient Greek humanoid figure capable of automatically filling a wine cup when placed in its hand. It accomplished its task using a pneumatic system that was very advanced for its time. kotsanas.com/gb/exh.php?e…
Maple syrup was promoted in the 1800s as a slavery-free alternative to cane sugar: "Suffer not your cup to be sweetened by the blood of slaves." theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Today I learned of Luz Long - German competitor against Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics. Owens was later quoted saying " You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the twenty-four karat friendship that I felt for Luz Long". Owens was the best man at his son's wedding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luz…
England, which created the sport of Cricket, hasn't won a single World Cup in 44 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eng…
Brad Pitt agreed to do a brief cameo in Deadpool 2 for just the daily minimum rate (less than $1000 per day) plus a cup of coffee hand delivered by Ryan Reynolds. indiewire.com/2018/05/dea…
Japanese football fans always clean up their stadium after their World Cup Finals games, a tradition stemming back to the 1998 World Cup independent.co.uk/sport/f…
Today I learned of the Tolstoy Cup. A football competition involving only two teams, the Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford and the Department of War Studies at King's College London. enacademic.com/dic.nsf/en…
The wax in paper cups is actually a plastic called Polyethylene or PE, the most commonly used plastic in the world and is practically non-recyclable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap…
In football/soccer, France have had the most unique sporting trebles ever winning the World Cup, the Euros and the Confederations Cup in their own country. No team will ever do this again as the Confederations Cup doesn't exist anymore. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Don Cherry was recruited to play one game for the Boston Bruins during the Stanley Cup finals against the Montreal Canadiens in 1955, but an off-season injury prevented him from returning to the NHL. Cherry has been a Canadian icon since 1980 for Hockey Night thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
The US women's national soccer team has never finished worse than 3rd place in the history of the Women's World Cup en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIF…
Anthony Hopkins, when asked what he loves best about making movies, answered: "I love the hour in makeup. It gives you time to think and have a cup of coffee. It's my favorite part of the day. Having somebody dab things on your face, I love that. Then you go out and say things and they pay you." interviewmagazine.com/cul…
99.75% of paper cups aren't recycled since it requires special facilities to separate the paper from the hydrophobic coating and the drink contamination bbc.com/news/amp/science-…
A 20-minute or so nap after drinking a cup of coffee gives you a kick to get through the rest of the day. getpocket.com/explore/ite…
The true extent of the Boston Tea Party. The colonists destroyed $1,700,000 (adjusted for inflation) worth of tea, which is estimated to have been 18,523,000 cups. bostonteapartyship.com/bo…
The paper sleeve around your coffee cup is called a zarf and they've existed in various forms for over 800 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zar…
The Neptunes Cup sponge grew so big that they were commonly harvested to be used as baths for infants. Overharvesting for this use contributed largely to their extinction until they were rediscovered in 2010. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
In-N-Out Burger prints bible verses on its cups because the CEO's uncle had a religious awakening. foxnews.com/food-drink/in…
Byron Moreno the controversial referee of FIFA 2002 world cup match between South Korea vs Italy was arrested in 2010 while trying to smuggle 6 kilo(over 13 pounds) of heroin in his underwear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byr…
In 1995, a garbage truck driver found a winning Wendy’s sticker worth $200,000 on the back of a cup in the trash of an old Wendy’s restaurant. He planned to use it to buy a new house. deseret.com/1995/10/26/19…
Today I learned of the "Battle of Nuremberg", which is the nickname for the 2006 world cup game of the Netherlands and Portugal, which holds the record for the most cards. The referee issued 16 yellow cards and 4 red cards planetfootball.com/nostal…
3/4 hotel rooms posed serious health risks in an investigation, dirty cups left in room, sometimes "cleaned" with toxic Lysol, and wiping coffee pots with dirty towels. abcnews.go.com/GMA/Busine…
In 1930, soccer star Alexandre Villaplane captained France's first-ever World Cup team. In 1944, Villaplane was executed by French authorities as a Nazi collaborator. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Keurig K-Cups generate 10 times the solid waste that would be generated from a standard drip brewer and most of that waste isn't recyclable. Co-founder John Sylvan said, "I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it.” theatlantic.com/technolog…
Ludwig van Beethoven brewed each cup of his coffee with exactly 60 beans. history101.com/beethoven-…
Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries novel/film is descended from the historic Rodelinda who murdered her husband, the Lombard King, who had beheaded her father and forced her to drink from his skull cup en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
The Stanley cup can only have five large rings with winning team names/members. When the cup is fully engraved, the oldest ring is removed and sent to the Hockey Hall of Fame, and a new one is installed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
In Russia, flavored instant-mashed-potatoes in a cup are a popular snack, similar to instant ramen cup noodles in Japan and North America. 21food.com/products/mashe…
In Victorian times, they invented tea cups that prevented your moustache from getting wet. silvercollection.it/dicti…
US NAVY Sailors do not wash their coffee cups as a tradition/sign of seniority. navyhistory.org/2013/11/d…

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