David Tennant was so popular as the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who that the BBC considered cancelling the show upon his exit rather than casting a new Doctor, as they thought the show would fail without him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten…
Today I learned about David Edmondson, who lied on his resume to get a position as a Vice President of Marketing at RadioShack in the 90's. He worked his way up over 11 years to become CEO and resigned in disgrace after it was revealed his resume was falsified. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Larry David made a β€œno hugging, no learning” rule for the 1990's hit sitcom Seinfeld scripts. He didn't want the characters to have sentimental revelations. It was a show about four friends, none with particularly active goals, bantering in between moments of recognizable awkwardness. theguardian.com/tv-and-ra…
When quirky theatrical producer David Merrick got bad reviews for his 1961 musical, he found 7 random denizens of New York with names identical to those of 7 top theatre critics. He asked the civilians to talk ecstatically of the musical, then published an ad with their praises and names. masterworksbroadway.com/a…
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 episode of Seinfeld titled "The Revenge" when George quits his job and then shows back up to work as if nothing happened in hopes of keeping it was inspired by Larry David's real-life story of quitting his job as a writer at SNL and doing the same thing vanityfair.com/news/2017/…
David Hayter, the voice actor of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear series, is also the screenwriter for X-Men, X2 and Watchmen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
26-yr-old Henry David Thoreau accidentally set fire to over 300 acres of forest where he was to build his famous Walden Pond shack when he & his buddy failed to beat back flames from the fire they set to cook fish they'd caught. Townsfolk called Thoreau a β€œdamned rascal” & β€œa flibbertigibbet.” history.com/news/thoreau-…
German biologist Stefan Lanka, who believed that measles was a "psychosomatic illness", announced that he would pay 100,000 Euros to anyone who could prove that measles was a virus. German doctor David Barden proved him wrong and Lanka was ordered by the court to pay the money as promised. time.com/3743883/german-b…
Actor Joe Manganiello has been Dungeon Maser for a two-year Dungeons & Dragons campaign featuring Vince Vaughn, Tom Morello, D.B. Weiss & David Benioff, James Gunn, WWE's 'The Big Show' and more. syfy.com/syfywire/joe-man…
Jimmy Page had an affair with a 14 year old girl who lost her virginity to David Bowie atchuup.com/jimmy-page-an…
The Actor That Played Darth Vader In The Original Trilogy, David Prowse, Is Banned From Attending Oficial Star Wars Events And Consider Persona Non Grata In General By Lucasfilm news.avclub.com/david-pro…
David Spade inspired Donkey. Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot, who wrote Shrek, said, β€˜You know who we patterned the donkey and the ogre off of? As far as their relationship? That was Spade and Farley in Tommy Boy.' cinemablend.com/news/2493…
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…
David Mech, who came up with the concept of the alpha wolf, later rejected the notion and now teaches against it. davemech.org/wolf-news-an…
In 2006 muggers accosted magician David Copperfield, who promptly turned all of his pockets empty despite carrying his wallet, cell phone and passport cbsnews.com/news/david-co…
There is a poem written in 1936 by David Shulman called Washington Crossing the Delaware, a 14-line rhyming sonnet in which every line is an anagram of the title en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
The difference between David Bowie's eyes is caused by Anisocoria ( a condition where the pupils are two different sizes) which developed after Bowie got punched in the eye, in a fight over a girl when he was 15. allabouteyes.com/anisocor…
A two-page glossary of key terms and phrases was handed out to moviegoers in select screenings of Dune. Universal assumed that the extensive lore and mythology of David Lynch's adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel would be lost on audiences unfamiliar with it's universe cinemablend.com/new/See-O…
Isaac Hayes, one of the only famous black Scientologists, approached Scientology leader David Miscavige and asked why the religion wasn’t doing more to court black Americans. So Miscavige reached out to the Nation of Islam, and by 2010, they began promoting the benefits of Scientology. thedailybeast.com/inside-…
There is a paleontologist named David Schwimmer, the same name as the actor who played paleontologist Ross Geller on Friends ajc.com/entertainment/cel…
Originally the four kings on playing cards each depicted a great leader in history. The four faces are meant to depict Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, King David, and Alexander the Great. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
In 2010, the Royal Mail turned 10 classic British albums into postage stamps, including albums by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Blur. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
David Bowie didn’t actually perform the crystal ball spinning in the movie Labyrinth. It was illusionist Michael Moschen who dressed in black and hid behind Bowie when filming. youtu.be/3U8fTAHxjdo
Neither Director Ridley Scott nor screenwriter David Webb Peoples read Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" on which "Blade Runner" is based. filmsane.com/just-a-bunch…
Before hiring Sammy Hagar to replace David Lee Roth, Van Halen asked Patty Smith of the band β€œScandal” and Daryl Hall from β€œDaryl Hall & John Oates” to be the replacement. grunge.com/186586/tragic-…
Today I learned of David Douglas: A Scottish botanist/explorer who became the first mountaineer in America. When climbing Mauna Kea in Hawaii he fell (or was pushed) into a pit trap with spikes. A bull then fell on top of him, crushing him to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
David Attenborough is the only person to have received BAFTAs for programs in five different video formats: black and white, colour, HD, 3D and 4K. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Today I learned about David Gates, former member of 70’s soft rock band Bread, who studied the cattle ranching business while touring with his band. He married his highschool sweetheart, raised four children with her and is currently retired in his 1,400-acre (570 ha) ranch in Mount Vernon, Washington. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
David Bowie had little memory of recording his 10th studio album Station to Station as he had a cocaine habit and subsisted on only peppers and milk, spending much of 1975-1976 β€œin a state of psychic terror” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The day after John Lennon was murdered, Mark D. Chapman was supposed to attend a David Bowie concert, as Bowie was his next target. Lennon and Yoko Ono were supposed to go to the show too, so when the show started, there were three empty seats in front row. The ones for Lennon, Ono and Chapman adelaidenow.com.au/lifest…
Today I learned of the Cokeville Elementary School Hostage Crisis. Where David Young stormed into a school with his wife, armed a bomb, and held 70+ students hostage. After 2 hours the bomb went off, but due to a series of coincidences, all hostages survived. Children later reported seeing angels. wyohistory.org/encycloped…
Mick Jagger and David Bowie had an affair (according to Bowie's first wife, among others) nydailynews.com/entertain…
In 1972 David Duke was charged with stealing campaign funds he had raised for presidential candidate George Wallace. He was also charged with filling glass containers with a flammable liquid, banned under a New Orleans ordinance. Both charges were eventually dropped. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The David Bowie biopic Stardust will not feature any of his music, because Bowie's family banned the filmmakers from using it. inews.co.uk/culture/music…
David Gray's album, White Ladder, reached #1 in Ireland in January 2000, but it didn't reach #1 in the UK, where he's from, until August 2001. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
David Bowie didn’t live to see a number 1 album. Black Star came out the day after he died and it’s the only album to make number 1 on Billboard cheatsheet.com/entertainm…
The Branch Davidians didn't start with David Koresh, but were a long standing Seventh Day Adventist offshoot that started in the 1930s. youtube.com/watch?v=w4Yg1…
David Letterman created a scholarship for the "academically average", like himself. In order to be considered, students must submit a creative project, such as writing, research or interactive media. nationalpost.com/entertai…
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…
David Koresh, leader of the Branch Davidian ranch cult in Waco was a songwriter and musician that attempted to make it big in Hollywood. (Fact #5 on list in link) history.com/news/waco-sie…
Stevie Ray Vaughan played the famous guitar solo on David Bowie's "Let's Dance" guitarworld.com/amp/artis…
Popular children's detective Cam Jansen has always eaten kosher and never solved a case on Saturdays, because author David Adler is an Orthodox Jew. jewinthecity.com/2018/01/…
The British actor David McCallum, nowadays best known as Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard from the TV show NCIS, is a credited songwriter for Dr. Dre's hit song "The Next Episode" due to sampling a part of the song "The Edge". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
During construction of the new Yankee Stadium, a construction worker and avid Boston Red Sox fan buried a replica jersey of Red Sox player David Ortiz underneath the visitors' dugout with the objective of placing a "hex" on the Yankees, much like the "Curse of the Bambino." wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee…
"Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)" was the first song ever sung by a computer using speech synthesis. This is referenced in 2001: A Space Odyssey when HAL 9000 sings the song as astronaut David Bowman dismantles his brain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai…
Before Paul Anka wrote the English lyrics of "My Way" for Frank Sinatra, David Bowie took a crack at it and penned these lyrics to the already-popular French song "Comme d'habitude" by Claude FranΓ§ois. The resulting demo, "Even A Fool Learns To Love" was rejected in favour of Anka's lyrics youtube.com/watch?v=qKd5d…
Dr. David W. Hartman is the first blind person to graduate from medical school (since 1872) beyondvisionloss.org/blog…
David Bowie briefly considered becoming a Buddhist monk. After a few months' study at Tibet House in London, he was told by a Lama, "You don't want to be Buddhist. ... You should follow music." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
For years Chrysler advertised their luxury cars as containing 'Corinthian leather' with Ricardo MontalbΓ‘n as the spokesman. On Late Night with David Letterman MontalbΓ‘n playfully admitted that the term meant nothing. The leather was actually sourced from New Jersey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Today I learned of the kidnapping of journalist David Rohde, who escaped with another captive after eight months by tiring out their captors with repeated games of checkers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid…
When David Miscavige heard that Tom Cruise had a fantasy of running with Nicole Kidman through a meadow full of wildflowers he ordered Sea Org members to plant an area of the desert. It failed to meet expectations and he held the entire base responsible for ruining the romantic idyll en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
Today I Learned that in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), pilot Wedge Anles was played by three people. The first actor (Colin Higgins) was fired after one day on set, and the second actor (Denis Lawson) had a bad accent so a third actor (David Ankrum) dubbed all of Wedge's lines. nerdist.com/article/star-…
l soccer superstar David Beckham purchased insurance policy $195 million on his feet, his legs, and ten toes becoming the most expensive personal insurance policy in sports history. content.time.com/time/spe…
The role as the Bond villain Max Zorin, a psychotic KGB deserter conspiring to destroy Silicon valley, was first offered to David Bowie, who declined as he didn't want to spend five months seeing his stunt doubles "fall off cliffs". The role went to Christopher Walken instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max…
The Simpsons writer/producer Mike Reiss insists The Itchy & Scratchy Show is based on Herman and Katnip, which he calls a "cheap, ultra-violent knockoff" of Tom and Jerry. Director David Silverman supports this, stating Herman and Katnip "is hilarious because it's just bad." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
On February 22 2020 the Carolina Hurricane an NHL team had there two goalies injured in the game and had to bring in David Ayres who was a Zamboni driver for the other team the Toronto Maple Leafs. David Ayres let in 2 goals but would help Carolina secure the win. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The bell ringer of the tallest cathedral in the Netherlands paid tributes to several music artists. The cathedral paid tributes to e.g. David Bowie, Chester Bennington and Avicii when they died. ibtimes.co.uk/cathedral-b…
At the Apollo 15 mission, David Scott performed a live demonstration where he held out a hammer and a feather and dropped them at the same time. Because they were essentially in a vacuum, there was no air resistance and the feather fell at the same rate as the hammer, as Galileo had concluded youtube.com/watch?v=oYEgd…
Following Eliot Spitzer's prostitution scandal-related resignation, Lieutenant Governor David Paterson was named Governor of New York, and became the 1st African American & the 2nd legally blind person to do so. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Today I learned about Jane X. Lee who, as a graduate student, discovered the Kuipler asteroid belt, together with David C. Jewitt, whom she asked for material for her PhD project and thus began the search. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
David Bowie wasn't first choice to play The Goblin King in Jim Henson's Labyrinth movie. Other artists considered for the role include Freddie Mercury, Rod Stewart and David Lee Roth. ultimateclassicrock.com/f…
Katy Perry, David Bowie, and Michael Keaton all use stage names in order to avoid confusion with Kate Hudson, Davy Jones, and Michael Douglas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Head found in David Attenborough's garden was murder victim telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
Christopher Reeve bulked up over 40lb of muscle mass to play Superman with the help of David Prowse. Superman and Darth Vader were gym buddies. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
Today I learned of AndrΓ© Tchaikowsky, a Polish pianist who donated his skull to the Royal Shakespeare Company after his death, as he wanted it to be used for Yorick in productions of Hamlet. It took 26 years for his wishes to be realized as no one wanted to use it. In 2008, David Tennant finally used it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
The late rapper 2pac Shakur read for the part of β€œBubba” in the movie Forrest Gump. David Allen Grier, Ice Cube, and Dave Chappelle were offered the role of β€œBubba” but all three turned down the role. cheatsheet.com/entertainm…
Serial killer David Berkowitz wrote a letter telling the D.C. sniper to "stop hurting innocent people" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
David Bowie's final album "Blackstar" was heavily influenced by Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" theguardian.com/music/201…
In 2005 graffiti artist David Choe was offered $60K to paint multiple murals at Facebook headquarters. He chose to take his compensation in stock which was eventually worth more than $200 million cnbc.com/2017/09/07/how-f…
Miles Davis played his cover of David Crosby's "Guinnevere" for Crosby at the former's home before releasing it, and Crosby didn't recognize any resemblance between Davis's version and his composition. Davis got offended and kicked him out of his house. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
David E. Durston, the director of 'I Drink Your Blood' and 'Manhole' is associated with two suspicious deaths. Durston had a fight with actress Carol Wayne, 3 days later she was found dead by fishermen. Durston visited actress Diane Linkletter at 3am, she jumped out a 6th story window at 9am. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Today I learned about the James Bond comedy from 1967, titled Casino Royale starring David Niven as the aging "original" Bond en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Richard Dominick, the man responsible for much of the success of the Jerry Springer Show, Hardcore Pawn, Bait Car, etc. was also a reporter for "The Sun" grocery store tabloid and swore on David Letterman's show that all the stories reported are 100% true. youtube.com/watch?v=ed3Ly…
David Cook, the founder of Blockbuster, started out supplying software to the oil and gas industries, but his wife made him enter the video business. He began by operating a franchise of Video Works, but when they refused to let him decorate his shop in blue and yellow, he went independent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
David Hayter the English voice actor for Solid Snake of the Metal Gear franchise was also a screenwriter for the first two X-Men movies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
James Earl Jones demanded David Prowse receive sole credit for portraying Darth Vader believing that his voice was 'just special effects' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Louis Armstrong wore a Star of David pendant for most of his life, up until the day he died, to commemorate a Jewish family that had taken him in and cared for him as a child. wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_…
In 1996, David Bowie released the first downloadable song by a major artist (it took 11 minutes to download). He later launched an ISP (BowieNet) to compete with AOL. Subscribers to the dial-up service were offered exclusive content, as well as an email address and "uncensored" Internet access. theguardian.com/technolog…
The last movie to be produced in VHS format was David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" in 2006, signaling the death knell of the VHS, ending a ~30-year run. southtree.com/blogs/artif…
After moving to Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln and his best friend Jonathan Speed shared a bed for four years. Later, during the Civil War, Lincoln shared a bed with his bodyguard David Derickson any time Mary Todd Lincoln was absent from the White House. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex…
Lady Gaga has been named godmother to Elton John and husband David Furnish’s baby son Elijah. The pop singer is already the godmother to John and Furnish’s two-year-old, Zachary, and the couple were so impressed with her guidance that they doubled down on Gaga’s godmother duties. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Joseph Mazzello, the boy from "Jurassic Park", was originally going to be the robot boy David in the Stanley Kubrick directed version of "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence". visual-memory.co.uk/faq/i…
Abraham Lincoln faces a different direction on the penny because the penny is an adaptation of a plaque by Victor David Brenner. The illustration was placed on the penny as a result of President Theodore Roosevelt's love for Brenner's work. reference.com/business-fi…
That, in addition to big contemporary star David Schwimmer, the cast of 2001 TV series Band of Brothers also included Tom Hardy, Simon Pegg, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy playing minor characters before they were famous. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
Today I learned about cotton candy grapes; a type of grape that tastes like cotton candy. Created by David Cain, the cotton candy grape was made by breeding plants. He grew 100,000 test tube plants before getting the perfect cotton candy grape. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Elvis's "All Shook Up" was first recorded by David Hill, better known as David Hess, famous for his role in "Last House On The Left" youtube.com/watch?v=EOnR6…
Today I learned about David Glasheen, a former business mogul and multi-millionaire, who moved to a remote island in Far North Queensland, AUS after losing all his money due to the market crash of 1987. He has been living there for over two decades now. abc.net.au/news/2019-07-2…
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…
David Bowie's Heroes was recorded with one microphone 22cm (9 inches) away from him, another one 6m (20 feet) away, and the last one 15m (50 feet) away, so that he'd have to adjust his tone in different parts of the song (in the 6 minute album version, link in comments) reverb.com/news/eventide-…
The spec script to the 1992 film "Radio Flyer", written by David Mickey Evans created a bidding war among the studios and ended up selling to Columbia Pictures for $1.25 million, at the time the highest price paid to a new screenwriter ever. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Today I learned about the Hoff Crab (Kiwa tyleri), nicknamed after David Hasselhoff for it's incredibly hairy chest. It feeds by eating bacteria that grow on these hair like projections. They live near hydrothermal vents in very sulfuric environments. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Actor David Herman (Michael Bolton from the movie "Office Space") got himself fired from MADtv by screaming all his lines during read-through. Apparently, he wanted to leave the show to do other projects, but Fox would not let him out of his contract. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
David Attenborough has released an album of Field Recordings from Across the Planet dating from 50 years ago , and featuring indigenous music from a time before these cultures had been influenced by western music. youtu.be/S37qM9sNEPA
Alfred Hitchcock based the villain of one of his films on a producer that he hated, David Selznick. Hitchcock gave the actor playing the villain glasses just like Selznick’s and made his hair curly and grey to match Selznick’s hair. He also taught him many of the producer’s mannerisms. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
David Bowie was born David Jones and changed his name to avoid being confused with Davey Jones...the lead singer in the Monkees time.com/4175275/david-bo…
Today I learned about Stefan Lanka's Measles lawsuit. Lanka claimed that measles did not actually exist and was in the mind. He offered €100,000 to anyone who could prove the disease existed. After he rejected medical papers, David Bardens, a German doctor, took him to court. Lanka lost and was ordered to pay. latimes.com/business/hilt…
At the height of Van Halen’s success with Diamond David Lee Roth, Roth had his penis insured with Loyd’s of London. Since others in the group were getting vital body parts insured, he insisted that β€˜Little Elvis’ ought to be insured as well because he too would be used heavily on tour. huffpost.com/entry/david-…
A new species of bird was discovered in 1894 by David Lyall, but his pet cat Tibbles killed them off businessinsider.com/tibbl…
Today I learned about David Bamberger, a former fried chicken tycoon turned rancher that bought and restored 5,500 acres of the most badly damaged, overgrazed land in all of Texas, restored it completely and transformed it into a showpiece for environmental restoration. npr.org/templates/story/s…

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