John Astin, who played Gomez in the 1960's Addams Family is the man who raised LOTR actor Sean Astin as his stepchild. Due to Sean's mother, actress Patty Duke not knowing which man was the actual father when Sean was born, and a subsequent divorce and remarrying, Sean now has 4 'Dads'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Former spanish national team goalkeeper Iker Casilas was given money by his dad for lottery tickets every week but used to spend it on himself. One day 14 of his dad's numbers came up and he lost his dad 1.1 million euros. ng.opera.news/ng/en/sport…
Today I learned about the Darwin's frog. The males of this small Chilean frog swallow the embryos to finish the tadpoles development inside their vocal sac. The "pregnant dad" does not eat for around six weeks until the froglets move to the mouth and get out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Thanks to his Internet popularity, the child from the "Success Kid" meme made enough money to fund his dad's kidney transplant. globalnews.ca/news/287087…
When Sean Lennon, the son of John, was little, he didn't know about The Beatles because his parents never played Beatles records at home. When Sean saw Yellow Submarine at his friend's house, his dad had to explain why there was a cartoon version of him in the movie. ultimateclassicrock.com/s…
Today I learned about the arrest of 16 y/o Daniel LaPlante, who, after a bad date, dug a burrow into the crawl space of the girl’s home & terrorized her for months as a spirit of her late mother then discovered dressed as a bride wielding a hatchet by her dad. parkaman.com/strange-case…
A dad in Texas couldn’t find an amusement park that would accommodate his daughter with special needs so he sold his homebuilding business and built a completely accessible amusement park for kids with special needs called Morgan’s Wonderland. freethink.com/videos/morg…
Millennial dads are spending 3 times as much times with their kids than their fathers spent with them. Back in 1982, 43% of fathers admitted they'd never changed a diaper. Today, that number is down to about 3%. mother.ly/news/millennial…
When Miley Cyrus was younger, she was hired by her dad to pick up bras and panties thrown at him during his concerts. She was paid $10. insider.com/worst-first-j…
The actor Lillo Brancato (Calogero from "Bronx Tale") and his girlfriend's dad were charged with murder of a cop after a burglary gone wrong. He was found not guilty, but guilty of burglary and served time where he overdosed on heroin. It happened in the Bronx. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil…
8-yr-old Saga Vanecek found a 1,500-yr-old sword when wading in a lake in Sweden. She pointed it up to the sky and called out, β€œDaddy, I’ve found a sword!” She was bummed when her dad made her give the sword to the local museum and said she was raising money to make a sword replica for herself. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
Each episode of A.L.F. (Alien Life Form) took 20-25 hours to shoot and was extremely demanding on the crew. Max Wright, the dad in the show, despised supporting a demanding inanimate object and at one time become "crazed", physically attacking the puppet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALF…
Dennis Rodman’s dad had 29 children by 16 different women and his first name was β€œPhilander” rappler.com/sports/nba/ph…
Anne Frank wrote about the changes her body was going through in her diary, but her dad edited those parts out of the published manuscript. theguardian.com/commentis…
In 2009 newsagent WHSmith had to apologise after promoting a book about Josef Fritzl - who kept his daughter captive in a hidden cellar for 24 years - in its Father's Day campaign "Top 50 Books For Dad". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WHS…
A Texas dad sold his business and built a $51 million amusement park for his disabled daughter with free admission for everyone with special needs. Morgan's wonderland has had more than a million visitors since it opened, and one-third of it's staff includes people with special needs. abcnews.go.com/WN/america…
Today I learned about a slave named Pertinax who became the emperor of Rome. His dad had a wool business that got their family out of slavery and Pertinax went on to become a commander in the Roman military. He was a very good leader and became the successor to Commodus after his untimely assassination. ancient.eu/Pertinax/
Actor David Tomlinson (the dad in Mary Poppins) married the widow of a WW2 veteran then just 3 months after their marriage his new wife killed herself and her 2 sons by jumping off a building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
When Sean Parker, the founder of napster, was hacking a fortune 500 company when he was 16. Unfortunately, his dad took away his keyboard and so his IP was exposed and he was caught. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Jackie Chan’s Dad Was a Spy Who Met His Opium-Dealing Mom During an Arrest news.com.au/entertainment…
Jonah Hill's dad was a tour accountant for 80's rock band Guns 'n' Roses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
David Schiffler, a 3 year old boy at the time, told his dad he found a dinosaur egg shell while playing in the dirt soon after seeing a movie on dinosaurs, and all he got from his dad was a shrug, "Yeah, right", but it turned out to be a genuine dinosaur egg shell! deseret.com/1996/4/28/192…
When actor Dylan McDermott was born his mom was 15 and his dad 17. His parents split and his mother was later killed by a boyfriend. At 15-years-old McDermott was adopted by his father's 3rd wife, she was 23. His stepmother is Eve Ensler, who wrote The Vagina Monologues, she got him into acting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyl…
Author Joe Hill, Stephen King's son, went ten years of successful independent writing before announcing his relationship to his dad - not even his agent knew. google.com/amp/s/www.tele…
In Georgia(country) deda means mum and mama means dad en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mam…
The number of stay-at-home dads in the US actually dropped after 2010 - it went from 2.2 million in 2010 to 2 million in 2014. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
17-year-old Kenny Loggins wasn't going to be able to record his song "House at Pooh Corner" because Disney was enforcing their copyright to Winnie the Pooh. Upset, he mentioned this to his girlfriend, only to find out her dad was the president of Disney– he soon got permission. cmt.com/news/1713259/offs…
The creators/directors/writers for Parks and Rec, Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Silicon Valley, Modern Family, The Good Place, American Dad, and Rick and Morty all got their big breaks on King of the Hill vulture.com/2015/02/none-…
Festivus was a real holiday invented by the father of a Seinfeld writer. In their celebration, their dad would also put a clock in a bag & nail it to the wall. β€œI don't know what it meant...he would always say, "That's not for you to know."” en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Fes…
The man tho says "Bye, Have a Beautiful Time" at the end of American Dad episodes was the former security officer at the office building where Family Guy and American Dad! were produced. americandad.fandom.com/wi…
Steve Jobs often went to his biological father's Mediterranean restaurant in San Jose and even shook his hand. At the time, his dad didn't know that Jobs was the baby he gave away for adoption, and Jobs didn't know that he was his father. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
When Steve-o was 13, his dad was a top executive at Nabisco and challenged Steve-o to do better than his corporate box seats at a Motley Crue concert. Steve-o managed to track down the band in Toronto and get backstage passes. youtube.com/watch?v=Ap-eh…
Stewart Copeland, drummer of the English rock band The Police, is actually the only American musician in the band. He was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and his dad was a prominent CIA officer. stewartcopeland.net/701/o…
The modern dad in Dennis The Menace is actually 1980s Dennis grown up wired.co.uk/article/denni…
Anne Frank’s dad edited her diary, removing things about sex and dirty jokes. edition.cnn.com/2018/05/1…
The actor who plays Donald Malarkey in Band of Brothers is also the voice of Steve Smith in American Dad. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
You are a Jr. if you're named after your dad, but a II (second) if you take the name from someone else in the family. differencebetween.net/mis…
Architect Edmund Bacon (Kevin Bacon's dad) illegally skateboarded across Philadelphia's LOVE Park, the plaza he helped design, to protest the city's skateboard ban. phillymag.com/news/2016/0…
Today I learned of Little Merrit, an 8 year old boy who died in 1865. A few days before he died, he told his dad he was afraid to be buried in a dark tomb. His parents honored his wish and put a window in his tomb. newyorkupstate.com/road-t…
If "Finding Nemo" was scientifically accurate, Nemo's dad would have just changed sex and mated with his son after his mom's death edition-m.cnn.com/2013/08…
The kid in the "success kid" meme is sometimes embarrassed by his fame, and he also raised over 100K for a kidney transplant for his dad, made easier when people realized who he was. youtube.com/watch?v=_odcU…
Robert Kiyosaki, the author of personal finance book Rich Dad Poor Dad and founder of Rich Global LLC was featured by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in an expose on scams in 2010, and on 2012 this company filed for bankruptcy. wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert…
Robert Altman's 14-year-old son, Michael, wrote the lyrics to "Suicide is Painless" for his dad's movie M*A*S*H. When the movie was turned into a TV show, the song was used as the theme of the series and he earned over $1 million in royalties. genius.com/Suicide-is-pai…
Charlize Theron's mom killed her dad in self defense. Charlize was 15-years-old. people.com/movies/charliz…
Series 2 of the British sitcom Dad's Army has three episodes and two Christmas specials missing. This was because the BBC wiped them and reused the video tape to save money and storage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dad…
Lionel Richie grew up in racially segregated Alabama and once unwittingly drank from a whites only fountain. White men confronted his father, who grabbed Richie and ran off. Richie asked his father why he didn’t stay and fight. His dad answered, β€œI had a choice: to be a man or be a father.” billboard.com/articles/ne…
In the mid 70's a kid named Saul Hudson would ditch school and hang out at his best friend's house. His best friend's dad, actor Seymour Cassel, would call Saul "slash" because he was always in a hurry, moving around. And to this day, he's known simply as guitar legend Slash. loudwire.com/slash-recall…
The show The Brady Bunch mentions Mike's first wife dying. However, we don't learn about the girls' bio dad because the writer wanted Carol divorced from him but the network felt that was too risque. The compromise was to never mention it at all. bradyworld.com/cover/faq.…
A 16-year-old shot his parents, who disapproved of violent video games, for confiscating his Halo 3. Before the cops arrived, he drove off in the family van with Halo 3 in the passenger seat. When the cops got to him and were handcuffing him, he yelled "My Dad shot my Mom!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
One of Hamas' bombmakers was killed using a cellphone bomb - his phone blew up mid-call to his dad. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yah…

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