Today I learned about Carl Emil Pettersson, a Swedish sailor who shipwrecked on an island inhabited by cannibals in 1904. He was captured and taken to a local king, whose daughter fell in love with him. He married, had nine children with her, and became the king after his father-in-law. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
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._…
In 2000, Tim Miller founded Texas EquuSearch, a search-and-recovery non-profit which has assisted with hundreds of missing-persons cases and located more than 400 living people and 238 bodies. His own daughter was abducted & murdered in 1984. theguardian.com/us-news/2…
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…
Nan Britton claimed to have had an affair with US Pres. Warren Harding and gave birth to his daughter. She was ridiculed in court when she tried to sue for child support. In 2015, Ancestry.com confirmed that Britton was telling the truth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
Doug White, a single engine aircraft pilot with only 80 hours of flight time who was on a chartered flight with his wife and two daughters, successfully landed a twin engine King Air 200 after the pilot had a heart attack. aopa.org/news-and-media/a…
Near the end of filming the movie Matilda, Mara Wilson's mother passed away from breast cancer. Director Danny DeVito was able to show a near final cut of the film to her so she could see her daughters performance. The movie is also dedicated to her memory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Today I learned of pharaoh Ptolemy VIII and his sister-wife Cleopatra II. When Ptolemy married his niece (Cleopatra's daughter by another brother), it caused Cleopatra to rebel in support of their 12-year-old son. Ptolemy responded by dismembering their son and sending the pieces to Cleopatra on her birthday en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pto…
Bruce Lee tried to create an American TV show in the 70’s but Warner Brothers stole the idea, created β€œKung Fu” and cast David Carradine as the lead. 50 yrs later Bruce Lee’s daughter took her fathers idea and created β€œThe Warrior” for Cinemax. theguardian.com/film/film…
The famous painting "American Gothic" is of a father and daughter, not a couple. It was meant to show the resiliency of midwestern farmers. artic.edu/artworks/6565/a…
Wendy's founder Dave Thomas regretted using his daughter's name. Not long before he died he told his daughter: "I should've just named it after myself, because it put a lot of pressure on you." today.com/food/wendy-s-fo…
Today I learned about Emilie du ChΓ’telet, a scientist who in 1749 feared that bearing a child at 42 would be the last thing she did. She worked furiously on a magnum opus that would eventually change the world of physics. Within days of completing her work, she gave birth to a daughter and died soon after. narratively.com/the-pregn…
The most generations alive in a single family has been seven. Augusta Bunge aged 109 years, followed by her daughter aged 89, her grand-daughter, 70, her gr.-grand-daughter, 52, her gr.-gr. grand-daughter, 33, her gr.-gr.-gr. grand-daughter, 15 and her gr.-gr.-gr.-gr. grandson born in 1989. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Today I learned about Sixto Rodriguez, an American musician who gave up recording in 1976 after his debut albums did poorly in the US. 20 years later, his daughter found out that he'd become famous in South Africa, where he was compared to Bob Dylan, with some of his songs even known as anti-apartheid anthems. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six…
Casey Anthony had β€œfool-proof suffocation methods” in her Firefox search history from the day before her daughter died. Police overlooked this evidence, because they only checked the history in Internet Explorer. cbsnews.com/news/casey-an…
Heteropaternal Superfecundation is referred to as a form of twinning where genetically the twins are half siblings or they have different fathers. In 2013, a New Jersey woman found out her twin daughters have different Daddy thru DNA test when she sought for child support on her partner. abc7ny.com/paterson-new-j…
That the children of Princess Anne, the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, carry no Royal Titles. They are still in the Royal line of succession but have no peerage titles because thier father was common born and refused a title upon marriage into the Royal Family. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
Mike Myers was emotionally needy and difficult during the filming of Wayne's World. The director attempted to calm Myers by having her daughter provide him snacks, and on one occasion he stormed off the set, upset that there was no margarine for his bagel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way…
Today I learned about Brandt Kuykendal, a man who created his own ISP after discovering that he could not get reliable and fast internet in his town. He mainly built the ISP because his daughter needed fast internet to excel in school. sfchronicle.com/business/…
'Somethin' Stupid' recorded by Frank and Nancy Sinatra is the only father-daughter duet to reach #1 on the charts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Som…
In 1986, when a murdered woman was found by her husband in their LA apartment, the LAPD considered the case a botched burglary. The woman’s father said that an old lover of his daughter’s husband-an LA cop, was the murderer. He was proven right by a DNA match over 20 years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
Jet Li was a Chinese citizen until 2003, United States citizen from 2003 to 2009, and has been a naturalized Singaporean citizen since 2009. He was said to have chosen Singapore for its education system for his two younger daughters. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_Li
President Jimmy Carter became the parole officer of his daughters nanny so she could work in the White House. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A Florida man accidentally locked his 1 yr old daughter in his car, and 5 prisoners out on work detail used a coat hanger to break her out. The mother who took a video of it said: "Them prisoners bust that s*** right open, so thank god for the criminals in the world." nbc-2.com/story/39976783/…
Richard Nixon's daughter, Julie, ended up marrying Dwight D. Eisenhower's grandson, David, in 1968. They had 3 children and are still married to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
King Charlemagne kept his daughters at home with him and refused to allow them to get sacramentally married. However, he accepted their extramarital relationships. He rewarded their common law husbands and treasured his illegitimate grandchildren. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The second tallest monument in Arlington National Cemetery is a 32' tall bronze sculpture to Confederacy titled "New South" by the sculptor, and the Daughters of the Confederacy hold Confederate memorial day ceremonies there to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Today I learned of Ben and Angela Ihegboro, a Black Nigerian couple living in London. In 2010 they welcomed their 3rd child, a daughter with white skin, blue eyes & blonde hair. admin.socialgazette.com/s…
Florence Nightingale's god-daughter was beaten to death on a train in 1920 and her murder has never been solved. qarancassociation.org.uk/…
Angela Lansbury's daughter got involved with the Manson Family, so Lansbury responded by moving the family to a remote farmhouse in County Cork, Ireland. irishtimes.com/culture/fi…
Sarla thakral was the first indian women to be a pilot at the age of 21 in 1936, pre independence india. She got married at 16 but persisted to become a pilot. She had a daughter when she became a certified pilot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Steven Spielberg's daughter is an adult-film actress. the-sun.com/entertainment…
Today I learned of Γ†thelflΓ¦d, Lady of the Mercians. Eldest daughter of Alfred the Great who ruled the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia and played a key role in conquering the Danelaw. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn's daughter Kevin was kidnapped from her home in 1993 with a $2.5 million ransom requested for her return. Instead of reporting the crime, Wynn quickly arranged delivery of $1.4 million in cash from the vault of the Mirage. She was returned unharmed. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Former Former President Benjamin Harrison’s daughter, Mary Harrison McKee, served as First Lady after Benjamin Harrison’s wife died while he was in office en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
In 1990, Nayirah al-αΉ’abaαΈ₯, daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US, gave a false testimony which galvanized support for the first Persian Gulf War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nay…
Today I learned of Gergely Barki. In 2009 while watching Stuart Little with his daughter, he noticed a painting that had not been seen in public since 1928. After finding the painting and putting it in the right hands. It was auctioned off for $285,000 vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Today I learned about Amanda "Powerhouse" Lucas, George Lucas' eldest daughter. She was a professional MMA fighter for six years until she retired to start a family. Lucas had bit parts in all three of the Star Wars prequel movies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama…
Michelle Birnbaum, a Mother from New Jersey gave birth to a daughter, Rose on Feb 29 2008, coincidentally she's also born on a Leap year in 1980. The odds of mother & child sharing birthday on Leap Year is 1 is to 2 Million newsfeed.time.com/2012/02…
The lyrics to Amy Grant's grammy-nominated single "Baby Baby" were written about her infant daughter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
Male seahorses undergo pregnancy and give birth to their sons and daughters. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Amy Carter (daughter of President Jimmy Carter), has been arrested 4 times: three times for protesting against Apartheid and once for protesting against CIA recruitment in college bostonlocaltv.org/blog/20…
Today I learned of Susanne Ripton, a Jew who survived the holocaust as a child. In 1940, when she was 4, soldiers broke into her home in Paris. She was saved when a neighbour rushed in and said that she was her daughter. She spent years hiding. In 1969, she discovered her parents had been killed at Auschwitz. youtube.com/watch?v=bmw39…
It is unknown what Neil Armstrong took with him to the moon personally and the record of his personal property kit was never found. Armstrong made an unscripted visit to a crater and it is speculated he left his late daughter's bracelet there nbcnews.com/mach/science/…
American Gothic depicts a farmer and his daughter not his wife. artic.edu/artworks/6565/a…
The creator of the Gil Sans font had sex with his sisters, daughters, and dog. He was named Royal Designer for Industry, the highest British award for designers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Leigh Morrow, daughter of actor Vic Morrow who was decapitated by a helicopter while filming Twilight Zone: The Movie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jen…
In 2008, A man died in a traffic accident in Seoul. In order to identify him, his DNA was analyzed & revealed that the DNA of his blood, along with some of his organs, appeared to show that he was female. It was later determined that he had received a bone marrow transplant from his daughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
"Fighting With My Family" is based on a true story about a wrestling family from Norwich, England. The youngest daughter made it to the WWE and her wrestling name is Paige. refinery29.com/en-us/2019…
When 117 year old Marie-Louise Meilleur became the world's oldest person, she was confined to her bedroom, and she could only hear when people shouted directly into her right ear. One of her sons was also living in the same nursing home, and her oldest living daughter was 90 grg.org/Gallery/1880Galle…
A shade of purple called "rebeccapurple" in web development is a memorial to Rebecca Alison Meyer, daughter of CSS developer Eric Meyer. Rebecca passed away on her sixth birthday from brain cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
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…
John Mayer's Grammy winning song 'Daughters' is about an ex-girlfriend who had trust issues because of her absent father, which led to the decline and eventual split of their relationship en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dau…
Toby Keith named his tenth album β€œWhite Trash with Money” after his daughter was in an argument with a local β€œdebutante” and the debutante’s mother uttered the phrase. billboard.com/articles/ne…
Kirsty MacColl, successful British singer / songwriter and daughter of the composer of "Dirty Old Town", died when she was diving in Mexico, pushing her 15 year old son out of the way of a speeding powerboat that ran her over. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kir…
β€œParent Advisory” on music albums is a voluntary label due partially to a failed movement by Tipper Gore and Washington connections. After having her daughter reveal Prince’s β€œDarling Nikki” references masturbation. npr.org/sections/therecor…
The name Mercedes was the name of the daughter of an entrepreneur Emil Jellinek who worked with the Diamler Motors Corporation and helped create the Mercedes 35hp in 1900 mbscottsdale.com/blog/whe…
Today I learned of the English succession wars which all started because 3 of England's potential heirs drowned in the English Channel. The white ship sank in 1120 with the legitimate son of Henry 1st, William, his bastard, Richard and his daughter Matilda, on board. medievalists.net/2017/01/…
Today I learned of "Daughter from California syndrome", a phrase used in the medical profession to describe situation in which a long-absent family member arrives while a patient is dying to demand inappropriately aggressive care. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dau…
Nick Newton, the inventor of the starting block, had no athletic experience and was a heavy smoker until his forties. After his daughter became involved in track, he became a Masters sprinter and set records even after surviving testicular cancer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
John Anthony Walker, a US Navy officer who reported secrets to the Soviet Union for 18 years. He got his son involved, and even tried to involve his daughter. He was finally exposed when his ex-wife reported him. When asked about his spying, he said "KMart has better security than the Navy". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The daughter of President Richard Nixon married the grandson of President Eisenhower. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
Today I learned of Jaycee Dugard, an 11-year old girl who was kidnapped in 1991 only to be found when her kidnapper walked into a school in 2009 with two young girls claiming they were his daughters. They were in fact his daughters, their mother being Jaycee; a prisoner for 18 years and a mother at 14. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid…
The daughter of Pakistan's ex PM used Typeface Calibri font to forge documents about illegal offshore companies. The documents were purportedly created in 2006. However, the font wasn’t publicly available to computer users worldwide until 2007. newsweek.com/brief-histor…
"Bir Tawil" is one of the few places on Earth not claimed by any country. An American trekked there and claimed it in 2014 as the Kingdom of North Sudan so he could make his daughter a princess. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
In the painting β€œAmerican Gothic” it’s a father and daughter, not husband and wife pictured. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
Estelle Getty who played Bea Arthur's mother in Golden Girls was actually younger than her on-screen daughter goodmorningamerica.com/cu…
In 1941, when a General asked Winston Churchill for more men to man Antiaircraft guns, Churchill replied "No, I can’t spare any men, you’ll have to use women." Mary Churchill (18), Winston Churchill's youngest daughter was among the first to join and rose to the rank of Junior Commander in 1944. telegraph.co.uk/culture/b…
The reason Roger Moore stopped being James Bond was because of how much older he was than his female co-stars. He was in his 50s, and they were in their 20s. In his own words: β€œWell, the leading ladies were young enough to be my grand-daughter and it becomes disgusting.” digitalspy.com/movies/a86…
A single mother hires an actor to be her daughter's father...still ongoing for 10 years now bbc.com/news/stories-4626…
There's a species of salamander that is entirely female, and reproduce by stealing genetic material from males of other species and cherrypicking what genes they pass on to their daughters. popsci.com/female-salaman…
Napoleon’s penis was allegedly bought in 1977 by Columbia University professor emeritus John Lattimer for $3,000, who passed it on to his daughter before he died in 2007. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Golden Girls' Estelle Getty was 1 yr younger than her TV daughter Bea Arthur mentalfloss.com/article/5…
In 2007, Navy SEAL Mike Day was shot 27 times by four Al Qaeda gunmen and hit by grenade shrapnel, but he killed all four of the gunmen and walked out to the extraction helicopter. He recovered and is living with his wife and daughters. www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2…
One hotel owner's refusal to serve another's daughter fried chicken led to the second man building a rival hotel in right next door. Locals referred to it as the 'Fried Chicken War' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
In 1931, an Australian Aboriginal girl called Molly Craig was taken from her parents and imprisoned in a Native Reserve. She escaped the next day with her 11-year-old sister and 8-year-old cousin. The journey took 9 weeks and 1600 KM. In 1940, she escaped again, with her 18-month-old daughter. smh.com.au/national/daugh…
Children's poet Shel Silverstein had a daughter who died of cerebral aneurysm at 11 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
Max Planck's life was filled with tragedy. His wife died early, his oldest son died in WWI, his two twin daughters both died while giving birth, and lastly, his second son was executed by Nazi Germany because of his participation in the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max…
Terry Pratchett's daughter, Rhianna Pratchett, is a video game writer responsible for stories like BioShock Infinite, Mirror's Edge, the new Tomb Raider series and Overlord. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhi…
Rasputin's daughter Maria moved to the US and became a lion tamer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The Glorious Revolution, was the November 1688 deposition and replacement of James II and VII as ruler of England, Scotland and Ireland by his daughter Mary II and his Dutch nephew and Mary's husband, William III of Orange. This was also when gin (jenever) was introduced in England. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
The 1100 page epic novel about the history of Japan "Shogun" by James Clavell was inspired by a single sentence in his daughter's school textbook that read "in 1600 an Englishman went to Japan and became a Samurai". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shō…
Today I learned of Rodriguez; a US-based '70s musician, who became a construction worker after commercial failure in the US. However, unbeknown to him, he achieved cult-like status in South Africa, where both his albums went platinum. His daughter found out after discovering a website dedicated to him, in 1997. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six…
Two of the most popular database systems (MySQL and MariaDB) are named from their founder Michael β€œMonty” Widenius's daughters My and Maria. mariadb.org/about/#michae…
The "My" in MySQL is the name of co-founder Michael Widenius's daughter, My. He later created MariaDB, named after another daughter, Maria. mariadb.com/kb/en/why-is-…
Iran's Queen Tadj ol-Molouk played an important part in the abolition of the veil in Iran during the reign of her husband. She was the first Iranian Queen to show herself in public when she attended a gradation ceremony in modern clothes with her two daughters, without veils en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tad…
Just five years after winning the first season of Hells Kitchen, Micheal Wray was divorced, had lost his daughter shortly after birth, was addicted to drugs and living under a freeway over pass in LA mashed.com/171701/michael…
Carole King stopped performing "Where You Lead" at concerts because she thought it didn't age well. Only after the song was requested for the theme song to Gilmore Girls did she re-record it as a duet with her daughter to reflect the show and start performing it again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whe…
Alice, Theodore Roosevelts daughter, chewed gum, played poker, and smoked cigarettes. She also liked to carry around her pet snake in her pocketbook and display it at unexpected times. presidentialpetmuseum.com…
The Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act makes it illegal to molest, harass, or disturb manatees. A Florida father was arrested by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after posting photos of himself hugging a baby manatee out of the water, and letting his daughter sit on it. io9.gizmodo.com/man-haras…
Killer whales go through menopause to avoid competition with daughters. This may shed light on why menopause exists at all. theguardian.com/science/2…
During WWI, a scientist named John Haldane exposed himself to chlorine gas in his home in order to help develop a respirator for gas attacks. He had his 18-year-old daughter stationed outside with instructions that if he fell unconscious, she should get him out as soon as possible bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
Today I learned of a kamikaze pilot whose wife killed herself and their two young daughters so that he could get his government's permission to give his life for Japan warhistoryonline.com/worl…
It is said that RenΓ© Descartes RenΓ© constructed an automaton in his daughter's likeness after she died of scarlet fever; only to have the robot Francine smashed and thrown overboard as a work of Satan during a voyage at sea. lastwordonnothing.com/201…
Erwin SchrΓΆdinger, creator of the famous thought experiment involving a cat in a box, moved to Ireland with his wife, mistress and lovechild. He fathered at least 2 other daughters with different women though none with his wife, who was getting her own side-action. irishtimes.com/culture/he…
Charlie Soong sent his three daughters to study in America because China was unsafe. One daughter married China's richest man, the other married China's first president and became Honorary President herself. The youngest was also China's First Lady but later moved to Taiwan and lived to 106 yp.scmp.com/education/art…
Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg has a song called "Lemon Incest" with her father Serge about an impossible physical love between an adult and his child. 2 years later, they starred in the film "Charlotte for Ever" about a man who develops incestuous desires for his teen daughter after his wife dies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lem…
Following the death of Heath Ledger midway through the filming of 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus', Jude Law, Jonny Depp and Colin Farrell who took over the unfinished role of Heath's character, donated their paychecks to his then 2-year-old daughter, Matilda Rose Ledger. nydailynews.com/entertain…
Georgia Moffett is Peter Davidson's (6th Doctor Who) daughter and David Tennant's (10th) wife. She also played Tennant's daughter in a Dr. Who episode. So she's 2 Doctor's daughter and 1 Doctor's wife if my math is correct. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Today I learned of Veit Harlan, a movie director who made enthusiastically anti-Semitic films for the Nazis. After the war, his daughter Susanne KΓΆrber converted to Judaism and married a holocaust survivor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vei…

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