Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double on the set of Harry Potter got paralyzed after an accident while filming a stunt for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows deadline.com/2020/06/dani…
Today I learned of Father Daniel Berrigan, a Catholic Priest who ended up on the FBI's Most Wanted List after burning draft cards in protest of the Vietnam War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter in the film series was allergic to his own glasses. He had a nickel allergy and suffered for weeks with mysterious bumps around his eyes, where the glasses touched his face. The nickel glasses were quickly replaced with hypoallergenic specs. bbcamerica.com/anglopheni…
Opera singer Daniel Hovlevels had his throat slit on stage due to a prop replacement error, survived, and was back to work the day after. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Frank Sinatra was such a fan of Jack Daniel's that he flew a Jack Daniel's flag at his house in Palm Springs and claimed to finish an entire bottle of it every day. vinepair.com/articles/com…
'short selling' on Wall Street has a colorful history dating back to 18th century. Notably by Daniel Drew who famously said 'He who sells what isn't his'n, must buy it back or go to pris'n. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Daniel Dodge, heir to the Dodge fortune, was fatally injured after playing with dynamite on his honeymoon, but drowned upon falling off a boat on the way to the hospital. mynorth.com/2008/03/the-s…
Daniel Wubah is not only the president of Millersville University (Pennsylvania,USA), but is also a tribal king from Ghana millersville.edu/presiden…
Festivus (Dec. 23rd) from "Seinfeld" was a real thing created in 1966 and not invented by the show. Daniel O'Keefe created it to celebrate his first date with his wife 3 years before. His son Dan introduced Festivus to the rest of us when he wrote the episode "The Strike." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Queen Elizabeth II specifically asked to be in a James Bond skit with Daniel Craig for the Olympics, breaking royal protocol. When asked if she would like to say something she said, "Of course I must say something. After all, he is coming to rescue me." olympics.nbcsports.com/20…
In the early 19th century the US Senate's desks were updated to make them more usable (i.e. a writing box and an extra drawer). Daniel Webster refused to update his desk, thinking it was a waste of money. The desk is still used as nobody wants to get rid of it since it belonged to Daniel Webster mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Daniel Oppenheimer won the Ig Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006 for his paper "Consequences of Erudite Vernacular Utilized Irrespective of Necessity: Problems with using long words needlessly" which argues that simple writing makes authors appear more intelligent than complex writing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The idiom "The Writing on the Wall" is Biblical in origin from the book of Daniel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
In 2008 German actor Daniel Hoevels accidentally cut his own throat on stage in a β€œsuicide scene” when he was given a real knife by mistake. theguardian.com/world/200…
Daniel Berriganβ€” an anti-war priest wanted by the FBI for raiding a draft office & burning draft cards as part of the β€œCatonsville Nine” in 1968β€” emerged from hiding at a Cornell University rally, gave a speech, & was smuggled offstage inside of a large puppet. He evaded capture for 4 months. ithacajournal.com/story/o…
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…
Kansas abolitionist Daniel Read Anthony (brother of Susan B. Anthony) shot a rival newspaper publisher in a duel, was shot by a rival editor, and was horsewhipped twice in his 60s by people unhappy with his columns en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The first person killed on 9/11 was computer science expert Daniel Lewin. Levin was stabbed to death by hijackers on American Airlines Flight 11. The company he founded, Akamai Technologies, is now worth almost $3 billion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aka…
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…
Former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il secretly studied English on the small island of Malta in the 1970s . His English teacher, Prof. Daniel Massa, said that he used to become irritable when hungry, especially when lessons overstepped their time limit and impinged on his lunch break. timesofmalta.com/articles…
Towards the end of filming the first Harry Potter film, Daniel Radcliffe's voice broke. For the final filmed scenes, a "soundalike" child actor, Joe Sowerbutts, was recruited to overdub his lines in post-production. theguardian.com/film/2001…
There is a recurring column in the magazine New Scientist that lists people with names that match their professions (i.e. book about polar explorations by author Daniel Snowman). β€œNominative determinism” is the hypothesis that people tend to gravitate towards areas of work that fit their names. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nom…
The old timey β€œfisticuffs stance” existed because early boxing bouts allowed grappling. Even Daniel Mendoza, the man who popularised the stance, lost his title because his opponent managed to grab his hair and kept a firm grip while continually punching him in the face with his free hand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Tabasco Sauce is fermented for three years in used Jack Daniel's Whiskey barrels before bottling. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
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…
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, as depicted in the Old Testament (Daniel 1:5-16), approved perhaps the first "controlled experiment" in recorded history jameslindlibrary.org/arti…
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…
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…
Daniel Craig did all his stunts himself for the Bond franchise and has been injured multiple times including having his two front teeth shattered, losing the tip of a finger, spraining his arm, his knee, and twisting his ankle. esquire.com/entertainment…
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…
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…
Today I learned of the father of extreme sports, Daniel Canary, was featured in a 1883 article describing his "fancy riding" where he did the first documented wheelies, nose wheelies and dark side bike flips. Center column towards the middle of the newspaper article. chroniclingamerica.loc.go…
Daniel Craig got the role of James Bond mostly thanks to a scene from the movie Layer Cake where he acts a 'Bondesque' performance when his characters is trying a handgun in hallway. While already nominated for the role, producer Barbara Broccoli was convinced to cast him for the role of 007 huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012…
Jack Daniels employees get a free bottle on the first payday of each month. blog.totalwine.com/2012/0…
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…
Daniel Radcliffe broke over 60 wands and went through over 160 pairs of glasses during the filming of Harry Potter hollywoodreporter.com/new…
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…
Daniel Radcliffe has made $94million from playing the role of Harry Potter and has hardly spent any of it. marketwatch.com/story/why…
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…
Today I learned of Daniel Boria. Labelled the 'Bolloniatic' Daniel flew over Calgary in Lawn Chair as publicity stunt for his cleaning company by strapping $13000 worth of industrial balloons onto a Canadian Tire lawn chair. Upon landing he was apprehended by police and later fined $5000 for the stunt. cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar…
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-…
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…
Daniel Richter, who played the lead ape in 2001: A Space Odyssey, lived with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He supplied them with heroin and later directed the photography for the Imagine music video. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
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…
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
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…
Dan Daniel Memorial Park is located on the Dan River in Danville, Virginia. danville-va.gov/2024/Dan-…
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…
Jeff Daniels was only paid $50,000 for the movie "Dumb and Dumber". Jim Carrey was paid $7 million. businessinsider.com/dumb-…
Henry Cavill (The Witcher, Superman) failed his James Bond screentest back in 2005. The role would be won by Daniel Craig. menshealth.com/entertainm…

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