The strawberry on the tomato pin cushion is filled with emery powder, an abrasive, to sharpen pins. dritz.com/product/tomato-…
Whoopi Goldberg got her stage name from a "whoopee cushion" due to flatulence on stage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
The tongue and hyoid bone of this pileated woodpecker wrap around its skull to help cushion the brain while it's pecking for food. The bird's inner-skull contains compressible sponge-like bone, mostly concentrated in the forehead and the back of the skull, which functions as a shock absorber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
That, to avoid traumatic brain injury, woodpecker's toungues wrap around their skulls in a small empty cavity, which helps to cushion the blows. infinitespider.com/woodpe…
For Elton Johns wedding, Eminem gave him 2 diamond-encrusted cock rings on a velvet cushion. youtube.com/watch?v=_xGKl…
, that Little Miss Muffet sat on a stool. "A tuffet, pouf (pouffe), pooffer, or hassock is a piece of furniture used as a footstool or low seat. It is distinguished from a stool in that it is completely covered in cloth so that no legs are visible, and is essentially a large hard cushion that may en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuf…
On January 21st, 1968 a B-52 carrying four nuclear bombs crashed near Greenland after a malfunctioning heater ignited seat cushions causing the crew to eject en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…
Billy Bob Thornton has a crippling fear of antique furniture. "I don't have a phobia about American antiques, it's mostly French β€” you know, like the big, old, gold-carved chairs with the velvet cushions." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
John Scurlock, the man who invented safety air cushions to catch people jumping out of buildings during a fire, also invented the bouncy castle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…
The whoopee cushion was invented by a 14-year old Roman Emperor, who used it frequently on guests. He was assassinated by the time he was 18. focreviews.blogspot.com/2…
Seat cushions at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA are designed to have the same absorption properties as the average person so that the hall has the same acoustics when empty or full-- an advantage for musicians, who usually rehearse in an empty hall books.google.ca/books?id=…
Whoopi Goldberg's stage name comes from her incessant farting during rehearsals early in her stage careerβ€”her cast would say that she "was like a whoopee cushion." us.hellomagazine.com/cele…
Whoopi Goldberg choose her stage name, not just as a reference to a Whoopee Cushion, but also because her mother thought "Goldberg" was Jewish-sounding enough to make it in Hollywood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
When the whopee cushion was first marketed in 1920s, one of the leading producers of practical joke devices said that it would never sell because it was 'too vulgar' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
Even though the government has minted 300 billion since 1787, only 140 to 200 billion pennies are actually in circulation today. 100 to 160 billion pennies are thrown into fountains, lost in couch cushions, dropped down subway grates, etc. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Emperor Elagabalus was married as many as five times, lavished favors on male courtiers popularly thought to have been his lovers, employed a prototype of whoopee cushions at dinner parties, and was reported to have prostituted himself in the imperial palace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ela…
Air Canada Jazz removed life vests from airplanes (including those that fly over water) to reduce fuel consumption and save money. Don't worry, the seat cushions float. thestar.com/news/gta/2008…
The joy buzzer, snake nut can, dribble glass, whoopie cushions, Sneezing and itching powder not to mention exploding cigars were all brought to us by the same man. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sor…
Whoopi Goldberg got her first name because friends referred to her as a Whoopee Cushion, due to her bad flatulence while working on stage. businessinsider.com/real-…
Whoopi Goldberg's first name came about because during her theatre days she would fart loudly and people made jokes about her being like a whoopee cushion. radaronline.com/2013/01/w…
The modern Whoopee Cushion was invented in Canada en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
The Romans Invented the Whoopee Cushion modernnotion.com/the-roma…
When a man is knighted, he kneels before the Queen and is touched on the shoulder with a sword (but she does not say, "Rise Sir ..."). Dames are not dubbed, but get a pin stuck to a cushion, given to them by the Queen. debretts.com/expertise/es…
The Lord Speaker of the House of Lords sits on the 'Woolsack'; a large sack/cushion filled with wool from all parts of the Commonwealth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
Heart Mountain in Wyoming formed after a mountain-sized block traveled intact for 25 miles, apparently riding on a cushion of compressed air. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Multi-skilled Billy Bob Thornton has a phobia of antique furniture and certain silverware - "I don't have a phobia about American antiques, it's mostly Frenchβ€”you know, like the big, old, gold-carved chairs with the velvet cushions". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
That, by law, Medicare must cover every cancer drug the FDA approves. A 2003 law, moreover, mandates payment at whatever price the manufacturers charge, plus a 6% cushion, prohibiting any negotiation between Medicare and the drug companies. nytimes.com/2012/10/15/op…
There are people called 'Castellers' who construct extremely tall, intricate castles made from up to 100+ people interlocking their bodies. To insure cushion if someone falls, there is a surrounding group of people meant to cushion the fall. vimeo.com/16392519
Whoopi Goldberg's real name is actually Caryn Johnson, and her stage name "Whoopi" came from a whoopee cushion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
Pin cushions are shaped like tomatoes as a sign of prosperity and repelling evil spirits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
There is a word in Finnish (hyppytyynytyydytys) that means "bouncy cushion satisfaction" bbc.co.uk/languages/yours…
When a maegashira ranked sumo wrestler defeats a yokozuna, people are expected to throw seat cushions youtube.com/watch?v=-mJdZ…
There are people who are addicted to eating couch cushions. youtube.com/watch?v=CSM5W…
'scatter cushion' is British for 'throw pillow' oxforddictionaries.com/us…
The director of Casablanca had Humphrey Bogart stand on wooden blocks and sit on cushions to make up for his 2 inch height difference with co-star Ingrid Bergman en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Whoopi Goldberg is a stage name derived from a 'whoopee cushion'. Goldberg said: "If you get a little gassy, you've got to let it go. So people used to say to me, 'You're like a whoopee cushion.' And that's where the name came from." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
The Whoopee Cushion was invented by a 14 year old Roman emperor who used it frequently on guests at dinner parties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ela…
During the Trinity Nuclear Test, workers were so afraid the bomb would fall off the tower it would be tested from, they piled mattresses beneath it, to cushion a fall. cddc.vt.edu/host/atomic/t…
In some parts of London, running into things while texting is such a hazard that companies have wrapped lampposts in protective cushions. time.com/time/business/ar…
Sturzstroms are rare rock avalanches that travel vast horizontal distances with only a comparatively small vertical drop in height. Their extraordinary mobility appears to be a consequence of sustained fluid-like behavior during motion. A current theory is that they slide on air cushions. gsabulletin.gsapubs.org/c…
Whoopi Goldberg got her name from the whoopee cushion mentalfloss.com/blogs/arc…
Whoopi Goldberg got her name from a whoopee cushion en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/W…
That a cushion of rapidly compressed air and thousands of feet of severed cables helped a woman survive the highest elevator fall ever recorded. 1000weirdfacts.com/tag/be…
The word "squab" was once used for "any sort of flabby mass from sea slugs to sofa cushion". etymonline.com/index.php?…
An early version of the Whoopee Cushion was used by the Roman emperor Elagabulus in 200 CE. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
There is a Masonic Lodge in Bermuda which the Governor of Bermuda rents out for exactly one peppercorn a year. The rent payment is made atop a velvet cushion and silver platter in an annual ceremony. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pep…
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