Ironically the American whiskey company Jack Daniel's can't sell its own products in its home county of Moore County, Tennessee due to it being a dry county. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
Jim Carrey got 7 million for Dumb and Dumber all while Jeff Daniels made $50k. Initially Carrey was offered $350k for the role. Peter Farrelly did not want to cast Daniels and offered him $50k thinking he would say no but he accepted the role. yahoo.com/amphtml/enterta…
Shia LaBeouf was caught plagerizing Daniel Clowes work, in response he tweeted apologises that were later discovered to be plagerized from public figures, including Nick Clegg. When called out by Lena Dunham for his sky writing apology to Clowe, he apologised to her using her own apology tweets. telegraph.co.uk/films/0/s…
Today I learned about Nathan "Nearest" Green, an African American who was born into slavery and emancipated after Civil War, who was the master distiller who taught distilling techniques to Jack Daniel of the Jack Daniel Tennessee Whiskey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
JK Rowling told Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe that "you and Rupert and Emma are all too good looking" for their roles because she imagined her characters to be geeky looking hypable.com/j-k-rowling-t…
Jack Daniels employees get a free bottle on the first payday of each month. blog.totalwine.com/2012/0…
Daniel Radcliffe broke over 60 wands and went through over 160 pairs of glasses during the filming of Harry Potter hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Charlie Daniels objected to the use of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" in Guitar Hero III, because it was possible for the player to lose, which "perverted" his song. destructoid.com/guitar-he…
Today I learned of nominative determinism, which is a hypothesis that people tend to gravitate towards areas of work that fit their names. An example of this is Daniel Snowman, who wrote a book on polar exploration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nom…
Daniel Kish is a blind man who taught himself to navigate by echolocation (like bats) by making swift clicking sounds that reflected from objects around him. Using these reflected sounds, he makes a mental image of his surroundings. He now trains others to 'see' the world like he does. scienceabc.com/humans/why…
The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope captured an image of granular looking convection cells on the surface of the sun, which are each about the size of Texas. Features as small as 30 km can be resolved from the image physicsworld.com/a/convec…
After replacing River Phoenix (untimely death) for the role of Daniel Malloy in the movie Interview with a Vampire, Christian Slater donated his entire salary to Phoenix's favorite charitable organizations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Flowers for Algernon was rejected for publication numerous times because author Daniel Keyes refused to change the ending to make it happier en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
Tabasco Sauce is fermented for three years in used Jack Daniel's Whiskey barrels before bottling. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
The song Tomorrow from the musical Annie was originally written for a musical production of the classic novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes but then switched. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Daniel Hale Williams founded the first black-owned hospital and performed the first successful heart surgery in the world! columbiasurgery.org/news/…
Jack Daniel (the founder of the whiskey) died from kicking a safe. When he kicked it, he broke his toe which got infected. He eventually died from blood poisoning. businessinsider.com.au/ja…
Nathan "Nearest" Green, a slave, taught Jack Daniel how to brew whiskey. He became Daniel's Master Distiller, and is now known as "The Godfather of Tennessee Whiskey." His son George also became a Master Distiller and some of his descendants STILL work for Jack Daniel's Whiskey to this day. cbsnews.com/news/jack-dan…
Tom Mauser, father of Columbine victim Daniel Mauser, wears the shoes his son died in every time he speaks about Columbine. telegraph.co.uk/family/li…
The office of Vice Presidency was considered so insignificant that former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Daniel Webster turned it down twice from two different presidents. Ironically, both presidents (William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor) died while in office. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
Today I learned of Nominative determinism, the hypothesis that people gravitate towards areas of work that fit their names. Like author of a book on polar explorations: Daniel Snowman en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nom…
Anthony Daniels (as C-3PO, a humanoid protocol droid in the service of General Leia Organa) is the only actor to have appeared in all the episodic films in the Star Wars series. vulture.com/2015/12/antho…
Daniel Craig has an uncredited cameo appearance as a stormtrooper in 2015's The Force Awakens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Today I learned about the indigenous Brazilian tribe of the PirahΓ£, who lost interest in converting to Christianity when they found out the missionary Daniel Everett had never seen Jesus himself. newsmaven.io/indiancountr…
Sgt. Maj. Daniel J. Daly, the 'fightenest Marine I ever knew', encouraged the Marine advance in 1918 by yelling to his men and , 'Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?' In his career he got the DSC, 2 MOH, a Navy Cross, and a Silver Star, plus other medals. businessinsider.com/the-5…
Today I learned of Episcopal civil rights martyr Jonathan Myrick Daniels. Daniels was murdered by a shotgun-wielding county deputy named Tom Coleman in Hayneville, Alabama, while in the act of shielding 17-year-old Ruby Sales. He saved the life of the young Black civil rights activist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
The same author (Daniel P. Mannix) is responsible for the source material of the films "Gladiator" and "The Fox & The Hound". wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel…
Daniel Radcliffe is a recovering alcoholic and would sometimes go to set for Harry Potter still drunk from the night before. theguardian.com/film/2014…
C-3PO's actor, Anthony Daniels, flubbed most of his lines on the first day of shooting STAR WARS. After repeatedly messing up, George Lucas came up to Daniels and said, "You can say anything you like. We can fix it later." Daniels then proceeded to speak his next lines in gibberish youtu.be/8fCqhpV2SG4?t=61…
Daniel Stern (Marv from Home Alone) has done over 500 hours of charity work in a single year, started a foundation for teens in Malibu and is an artist of bronze sculptures looper.com/102654/real-re…
Daniel Webster, a candidate for President in 1852 died a week before the election, but still managed to get almost 7,000 votes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/185…
Jack Daniel's whiskey is distilled in a dry county, so you can't actually buy it in stores there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo…
Sen Daniel Inouye lost his arm in WWII while holding a grenade. He pried the still-live grenade out of his severed hand, used it to kill a German solider, then kept shooting with his one remaining arm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Teddy Roosevelt regularly staged boxing matches in the White House, taking on anyone he could - including professional boxers. He only stopped boxing when his eyesight was permanently damaged by a punch from his military aide, Col. Daniel T. Moore. vox.com/2015/3/17/8234525…
C418, Daniel Rosenfeld, Creator of the Minecraft soundtrack created a remixed version of the Stranger Things Theme song, which led to him writing and producing the theme song for the talk show Beyond Stranger Things en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C41…
Premier Daniel Johnson Sr. of Quebec had two sons that also each became the premier of Quebec. All three of them were members of different political parties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Daniel Craig has been injured 5 times while playing James Bond. He does all of his own stunts, and has had his two front teeth smashed out, lost the tip of a finger, sprained his arm and knee in separate incidents, and pulled his ankle. esquire.com/entertainment…
Daniel Radcliffe has made $94million from playing the role of Harry Potter and has hardly spent any of it. marketwatch.com/story/why…
Harvard student and seminarian Jonathan Daniels traveled to the south to aid the civil rights movement. He was walking with a black girl when a deputy pointed his shotgun at her. Daniels jumped in front of her, sacrificing his life so that she could live. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
Today I learned about Daniel Lambert (1770 – 1809), a prison guard and animal breeder who was the largest man in recorded history during his lifetime. He once fought a bear in the streets, and became so poor that he was forced to put himself on display. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Jack Daniel’s whiskey distillery is located in a dry county, in Lynchburg, Tennessee. USA. Lynchburg is located in a county that has remained dry since prohibition – thus no alcohol can be sold. thesterlingtraveler.com/j…
While waiting for his audition for 'The Office', John Krasinski was telling someone about how he was worried the producers were going to screw the show up because of how great the British version is. The person he was talking to was Greg Daniels, the shows executive producer. hellogiggles.com/reviews-…
Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph’s brother Daniel cut off his own hand to try to get the FBI to stop looking for Eric independent.co.uk/news/fu…
Daniel Radcliffe's parents initially turned him down for the role of Harry Potter in 'The Philosopher's Stone' because the initial plan was to shoot six films in LA. They accepted the role after filming was moved to the UK and the contract reduced to 2 movies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The first person to die in the American Civil War was actually killed by accident. The soldier's name was Daniel Hough and he was killed by an cannon explosion caused by the same cannon firing prematurely during a 100-gun salute to the flag. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Alan Rickman and Alfonso Cuaron played a practical joke on Daniel Radcliffe while filming β€˜The Prisoner of Azkaban’ where they placed a fart machine in his sleeping bag, positioned himself next to a girl he fancied, and set the farts off during a take that had taken ages to get. youtu.be/z9TJmFmuPu0
Festivus (Seinfeld) was a real holiday tradition started & celebrated by Daniel O'Keefe, author & writer who also worked as an editor for the Reader's Digest. His son Dan O'Keefe was a writer for Seinfeld. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fes…
Daniel Day-Lewis’ father was the Poet Laureate of the UK britannica.com/biography/…
The casting of Daniel Craig to play James Bond was highly criticized. Throughout the making of the film, internet campaigns expressed their dissatisfaction and threatened to boycott the film in protest. However, upon its release, it became the highest grossing James Bond film until that time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Today I learned of Daniel Pharr, a Novice Skydiver that survived a jump in 2009, after his trainer dies from mid-air heart attack. theguardian.com/world/200…
The Jack Daniel’s Distillery has its own fire brigade, complete with Jack Daniel’s no7 branded trucks firerescue1.com/firefight…
In the movie My Left Foot, many scenes had to be shot using mirrors as Daniel Day Lewis could only achieve the necessary dexterity with his right foot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_…
The pain of loss is more powerful psychologically than the joy of gain, according to the concept of "loss aversion" identified by Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman. People tend to prefer avoiding losses to acquiring equivalent gains, for example, it is better to not lose $5 than to find $5. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los…
Jeff Daniels was only paid $50,000 for the movie "Dumb and Dumber". Jim Carrey was paid $7 million. businessinsider.com/dumb-…
When The South's Gonna Do It Again by Charlie Daniels Band, a song about Southern rock, was used by the KKK, Daniels said "I'm damn proud of the South, but I sure as hell am not proud of the Ku Klux Klan. [..] It was not written to promote hate groups." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
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…
After the first season of The Office, creator Greg Daniels took inspiration from "The 40 year old virgin" to make Michael Scott more likeable. Ultimately this saved the show and turned it into a hit. collider.com/why-the-offi…
Mark O'Connor and Charlie Daniels released a sequel to "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", featuring Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, and Travis Titt youtube.com/watch?v=L0XUT…
While attacking a series of machine gun nests during WW2, Daniel Inouye had most his right arm shot off while arming a grenade. He pried the grenade out of his severed hand and destroyed a bunker with it before finishing the last resistance in the bunker with a one-handed Tommy gun burst. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
There's a Sequel to Devil Went Down to Georgia with the Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels and a lot of other Musicians youtube.com/watch?v=L0XUT…
US Army soldier Daniel Pharr was tandem skydiving when his expert instructor became unresponsive. The rookie skydiver steered the pair away from houses and other obstacles, using what he remembered from watching skydiving on TV. After landing he started CPR on his instructor, to no avail. theguardian.com/world/200…
The secular holiday Festivus was not invented for Seinfeld. It was created in the mid sixties by author Daniel O'Keefe as a way of rejecting the commercialism of Christmas with his family. His son later was a writer for Seinfeld and introduced his family's tradition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fes…
For six months Daniel Radcliffe wore the same clothes every time he went out in public, so that the paparazzi could not sell any photos of him. ladbible.com/funny/celebr…
Today I learned of the 1859 Sickles affair scandal in which a Congressman Daniel Sickles shot and killed Francis Scott Key’s son in front of the white house for sleeping with his wife. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Today I learned the movie scene that Lloyd tells Harry about in Dumb and Dumber where they trick the waitress into having Sea Bass pick up their bill was from a movie called Something Wild, and the character that does the trick is played by Jeff Daniels himself! youtube.com/watch?v=hHv4a…
Anthony Daniels, voice of C-3PO, played Legolas in the 1978 adaption of The Lord of the Rings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The phrase "Don't judge the book by its cover" was first mentioned in the book 'The Mill on the Floss' by George Elliot where one of the book's character Mr Tulliver used the phrase in discussing Daniel Defoe's 'The History of the Devil', saying how it was beautifully bound. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Jack Daniel, the founder of Jack Daniels whiskey, died from blood poisoning. This was caused simply from an infected toe he had broken by kicking a safe in frustration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Charlie Daniels, the writer of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" hated its depiction in Guitar Hero 3 because the Devil was capable of defeating the player. gamespot.com/articles/cha…
The first fatality of a 9/11 firefighter occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m., when a civilian leaping from the south tower struck firefighter Daniel Suhr. history.com/news/9-11-wor…
Before the filming of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, director Alfonso CuarΓ³n had Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson write essays about their characters. Watson turned in a 16 page essay, Radcliffe gave a single page, and Grint forgot to turn his in. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
Jack Daniel's HQ is in a dry county so their product is not available for purchase in the area. Also TIL: US has dry counties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Greg Daniels and Conan O’Brien were college friends and roommates. Moved to L.A. together, shared a car, and apparently the same towel. They both wrote for The Harvard Lampoon, Not Necessarily the News, SNL and The Simpson’s before breaking away into their respective legendary comedy careers. stitcher.com/podcast/aust…
While shooting for "Gangs of New York", Daniel Day-Lewis contracted pneumonia. As a method actor, he had refused to change his threadbare coat for a warmer one because those didn't exist in the 19th century, the period in which the film was based. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Actor Adam Baldwin is not related to the β€œBaldwin Brothers”, namely actors Alec Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, William Baldwin, and Stephen Baldwin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
In 1955 Jack Daniel's was selling about 150,000 cases annually of its black-labeled Tennessee whiskey. That year Frank Sinatra endorsed the liquor during a performance. Because of that, by the end of 1956 Jack Daniel's sold about 300,000 cases talesofthecocktail.com/cu…
On today's date, July 31st in 1703, Daniel Defoe was put up on a pillory for public humiliation for writing a satirical pamphlet. Instead of getting hit by fruit, he was pelted by flowers. historytoday.com/archive/…
Daniel Radcliffe has a mild form of the neurological disorder developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia). The motor skill disorder sometimes prevents him from doing simple activities, such as writing or tying his own shoelaces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Frank Sinatra was buried in a blue business suit with mementos from family membersβ€”cherry-flavored Life Savers, Tootsie Rolls, a bottle of Jack Daniel's, a pack of Camel cigarettes, a Zippo lighter, stuffed toys, a dog biscuit, and a roll of dimes that he always carried en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
In 1981, Mr. Rogers convinced a NPR Correspondent to host Roger's special show about divorce & children by calling them in the voice of Daniel Tiger to allay the correspondent's fears about hosting the show. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
In 1995, convicted killer Daniel Luther Heiss discovered that the key pictured on his prisoners' information handbook was the masterkey for the whole prison. Fellow inmate Shane Baker, a trained jeweller, replicated it and both escaped. news.com.au/national/kill…
, Daniel Liu is a 12-year old UT Student that creates faster, cheaper way to make pharmaceutical drugs, agricultural pesticides utnews.utoledo.edu/index.…
Daniel Radcliffe wore the same dirty hat and jacket for six months in order to frustrate paparazzi because the pictures would always look "old" and couldn't be sold. cbsnews.com/news/daniel-r…
Today I learned of Daniel Lewin, who is believed to be the first person murdered in the 9/11 attacks, while attempting to prevent the hijacking of American Airlines Flight 11. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Despite a $2 million signing bonus, MLB pitcher Daniel Norris chooses to live out of a 1978 VW van in the off-season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The Jack Daniels distillery has its own fire department made up of employees from other departments firerescue1.com/volunteer…
In the 70's, missionary Daniel Everett came to a brazilian indigenous tribe to try to convert them. Instead, they "deconverted" him to atheism. theguardian.com/world/200…
Today I learned about two men, Daniel Pohl and Robert Ospald who escaped Czechoslovakia in the 1980s by zip lining over the Iron Curtain. They created a wooden pulleys and used them to zip line on a power line into Austria. youtube.com/watch?v=0ou2Y…
When Republican senator, Jesse Helms submitted a 300 page packet to the Senate alleging Martin Luther King Jr. had ties to Communists in an effort to oppose establishing MLK Day, Democratic senator, Daniel Moyniham responded to the "packet of filth" by stomping on it in front of the Senate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The 'Swiss Army Man' directors had a dummy made up of Daniel Radcliffe, assuming he didn't want to do the weird, nude, farting stunts and lay around in dirt. But he loved it so much, he insisted on doing every scene. inverse.com/article/17614…
A legal fight between the heirs of John Steinbeck prevented Steven Spielberg from directing a re-make of "The Grapes of Wrath" starring Daniel Day-Lewis hollywoodreporter.com/thr…
Daniel Cuartas from Medellin (Colombia) created a device that allows patients with reduced mobility to control objects in a room using their eyes. youtube.com/watch?v=0Q8um…
Billionaire Daniel Keith Ludwig Had Frozen His Genetic Material, Believing His Estranged Ex-Wife's Daughter Might Challenge his Will. 40 Years Later, and after his Death, She Sued The Estate And Lost, Because DNA Analysis Proved He Wasn't Her Father. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Comedian Daniel Tosh auctioned props from his show, Tosh.O, to raise funds for a fellow comedian Andy Ritchie with a brain tumor, raising $25,000.Tosh then placed a double-or-nothing bet on a Patriots football game and won, ultimately doubling the money he raised for Andy. ftw.usatoday.com/2015/10/…
Kevin Smith used casting director Don Phillips to cast Mallrats who had cast Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. The movies share Ben Affleck and Joey Lauren Adams. D&C stars Jason London while Mallrats stars his twin Jeremy. Both films were produced by Sean Daniel and James Jacks. wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallra…
The first death of the US Civil War was Daniel Hough. His death was accidental, caused by a cannon that went off prematurely during a salute to the flag after the Battle of Fort Sumter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The angel Gabriel was a messenger to Daniel in Jewish scripture, to Mary in Christian scripture, to Muhammad in Muslim scripture, and to Joseph Smith in Mormon scripture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gab…
Today I learned of Daniel Medforth, A British man who in 2015, swallowed 35 pills of Viagra "for a laugh". This led to him experiencing nausea, dizziness, hallucinations, and most notably, an erection that lasted five days. vice.com/en_us/article/wj…
Daniel Radcliffe tried wearing green contacts for the Harry Potter films, to match the book cover illustrations, but he had to stop when they irritated his eyes. The final scene of the first movie (which was shot first) is the only scene where you can see Harry Potter's green eyes in close-up. deseretnews.com/top/3325/…
Daniel Benzali was fired from the tv show Murder One, for because he refused to leave his home before he completed his morning bowel movement and was perpetually late to the set en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…

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