The Parental Advisory label was created in part because a mom caught her 11 year old daughter singing the sexually explicit lyrics to β€œDarling Nikki" by Prince. The Recording Industry Association of America responded by introducing a content warning label. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Dave Thomas named the hamburger chain β€œWendy’s” after his daughter Melinda. Wendy was actually born Melinda Lou Thomas but her siblings had difficulty pronouncing her name and called her β€œWenda.” Thus, the nickname Wendy was born. people.com/food/why-wendy…
In 1323, the Mexica - founders of the Aztec Empire - asked the King of Culhuacan for his daughter. The Mexica sacrificed her, believing that would make the princess into a deity. During a festival dinner, a priest came out wearing her flayed skin. Upon seeing this, the King expelled the Mexica en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The Meyers-Briggs personality test was developed by a mother and daughter team, neither of whom had any formal psychology education. They studied agriculture and political science respectively. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
A mother whose daughter was having brain surgery, called the Mister Rogers Neighborhood studio to ask for a signed photo. After hearing about this, Mr Rogers flew to the hospital to see her. His only request was that there was no press. wusa9.com/article/syndica…
In 1927, Nan Britton, mistress of US President Warren G. Harding, claimed that her daughter, Elizabeth, had been fathered by Harding, and maintained this despite skepticism until her death in 1991. in 2015, DNA testing confirmed Elizabeth was indeed Harding's daughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
Judit Polgar was the only female chess player to reach the top 50. She was the product of an educational experiment by her father, who wanted to prove that "geniuses are made, not born". As such, he decided to vigarously train his daughters for chess from a young age en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Spain had a guardianship system until 1985, which granted men near-total control over their wives and daughters. Women needed their guardian's consent to open a bank account, work, or drive, and men could legally kill their female wards for having extramarital sex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Liza Minelli, daughter of Judy Garland, the actress who played Dorothy in the 1939 MGM film, β€œWizard of Oz,” was once married to Jack Haley, Jr., son of Jack Haley, the actor who played the Tin Man in the same film. He was Minnelli’s 2nd husband. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz…
In 2015, a radio DJ in Austria barricaded himself into his studio and played Wham's 'Last Christmas' 24 times in a row. He did it as a protest for lack of holiday spirit, and only stopped after his 4-year-old daughter called in to complain. businessinsider.com/radio…
The mother of a 15 year old girl from Florida who had been missing for 8 months was informed that her daughter was seen in videos on a popular adult site. She tipped off police and a month later the girl was found during a traffic stop in a car driven by one of the men seen in those videos. nbcnews.com/news/crime-co…
Vincent Price, the legendary Hollywood film icon, and his wife Mary, were such food connoisseurs, that in 1965 they co-wrote a best selling cookbook titled "A Treasury Of Great Recipes". His daughter Victoria stated, "He had an omnivorous appetite for life and for food." npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
In 2014, a woman's corpse was propped up at a table during her funeral in New Orleans. She also had her nails painted and had a glass of whiskey in her hands. Her daughters stated that this is what their mother wanted for her funeral and that guests enjoyed it. blacknews.com/news/dead-w…
Today I learned about LΓ‘szlΓ³ PolgΓ‘r, a Hungarian psychologist who believed "geniuses are not born, they are made." He raised all 3 of his daughters to play chess every day. All 3 became chess prodigies and grandmasters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C…
The Batman villain, Poison Ivy, was inspired by the 1844 story, "Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story is about a scientist who's daughter becomes immune to poisons and poisonous to touch due to his experiments with toxic plants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rap…
After Alexander Hamilton's son Philip was killed in a duel, his daughter Angelica lost her mind. She never recovered from her mental breakdown and spent the rest of her life in an "eternal childhood." In a sense, Hamilton lost two children that day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Lois Duncan the author of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and many other teen horror and suspense novels in the 70's and 80's had a teenage daughter that became a victim of an unsolved murder in 1989. Duncan essentially stopped writing in her genre and the murder is still unsolved today. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
A Russian oligarch rigged the voting of the Voice in favor of his daughter and got caught. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Today I learned about ultramarathoner Jasmin Paris, who won the 268-mile Spine race in 2019 in a record setting 83 hours 12 minutes, while stopping at aid stations to express milk for her daughter. runnersworld.com/uk/news/…
Actress Rashida Jones is daughter of renowned music composer and producer Quincy Jones en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ras…
In Jewish law, inheritance is patrimonial. Fathers bequeath only to their male descendants. Only if there are no living sons or descendants of previously living sons do daughters inherit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inh…
King Midas turning his daughter into gold was not in the original myth; the daughter was added by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1852 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid…
Ankhesenamun, daughter of Nefertiti, was forced to marry her father, Pharaoh Akhenaten. After her father's death, she married her half-brother, the pharaoh Tutankhamun. After King Tut died, she was forced to marry her grandfather. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ank…
Today I learned of James Stephen "Big Jim" Hogg, a Texas politician. He had a daughter in 1882, named Ima Hogg. He claimed to have not seen the irony at the time. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ima_Ho…
Bloody Mary was a real person, she was the daughter of King Henry VIII, when she came to power she wanted to return the Church to the Catholic Church and persecuted many protestants, which gave her the name "bloody mary." biography.com/royalty/mar…
Paul Castellano, the future head of the Gambino crime family, allegedly ordered the 1975 murder of Vito Borelli, the boyfriend of his daughter Constance, because he compared him to Frank Perdue, the owner and spokesperson for Perdue Farms, and felt insulted en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Future Confederate President Jefferson Davis married the daughter of future of US President Zachary Taylor, Sarah Knox Taylor. Their marriage would only last 3 months after Sarah died from malaria or yellow fever(Jefferson would also contract it but survive) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
The Warlord of North East China had an affair with Mussolini's daughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zha…
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._…
Today I learned of Mary Anne Holmes' 1995 cold case. Her 4 yr old daughter had run to her neighbors' house naked and bound, screaming that her mother was killed. Mary had been assaulted and murdered while her 2 girls were forced to watch. The girl made a drawing of the crime and described the killer as a lion. gilavalleycentral.net/mar…
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…
The ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II had 48-50 sons and 40-53 daughters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
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…
The only daughter of Joseph Stalin lived in a small Wisconsin town until her death in 2011 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Queen Victoria was irritated at being, as a mere Queen, notionally inferior to her daughter Princess Victoria, who was the wife of the reigning German Emperor and hence an Empress - so the British government created for her the title of Empress of India en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
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…
American Gothic (1930) by Grant Wood depicts a Farmer and his Daughter, not a Farmer and his Wife artic.edu/artworks/6565/a…
Willam Adams was an Englishmen who was given the rank of samurai whilst in Japan from Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Williams was given a japanese name (Miura Anjin), married the daughter of a court official, spoke fluent japanese and enjoyed better status in Japan than he would have back in England. williamadams.fr/the-life-…
A patronymic is a name derived from an ancestor or occupation usually by the addition of a suffix or prefix meaning daughter, son, or belonging. Examples: MacDonald is of Donald, O'Riley of Riley, Ivanovich son of Ivan, Ivanovna daughter of Ivan, Edwards of Edward, or Clerkson of a Clerk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
A French father and daughter recorded a song called Lemon Incest, about an impossible physical love between an adult and his child. The music video featured them posed provocatively on a bed, half dressed. The song went to #2 in France. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lem…
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…
Maryland is not named for Queen Mary, Daughter of Henry the VIII, but for the wife of King Charles I en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
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…
John Phillips lead singer of the Mamas and Papas (famous for their hit California' Dreamin') had incestuous affair with daughter cbsnews.com/news/john-phi…
Today I learned about Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who was kept captive for 19 yrs by her mother, Dee Dee, who faked medical conditions that her daughter had in order for her to be seen as a caregiver. Dee Dee is a classic Munchausen syndrome by proxy. After Gypsy had Dee Dee killed, she was sentenced 10yrs in prison biography.com/news/gypsy-…
A 12th century Indian mathematician wrote a treatise named after his daughter, which is in the form of poetic mathematical problems addressed to the "intelligent girl" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C…
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…
Genghis Khan married his daughter to son of the chieftain of the Ongud tribe. However, the Ongud rebelled, killing her husband and tried to kill her. She fled with her step-children to her father. After Genghis Khan suppressed the revolt, she prevented him from wiping out the tribe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
Keira Knightley was meant to be called "Kiera", but her mother misspelled the name when she went to register her daughter for the official governmental record. The error was only noticed by her father when his wife got home. elle.com/uk/life-and-cult…

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