"Inemuri", in Japan the practice of napping in public, may occur in work, meetings or classes. Sleeping at work is considered a sign of dedication to the job, such that one has stayed up late doing work or worked to the point of complete exhaustion, and may therefore be excusable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sle…
Japan's Subaru Telescope is one of the few state-of-the-art telescopes to have been used with the naked eye For its dedication, an eyepiece was constructed so that Princess Sayako could look through it directly en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub…
America's first space shuttle, The Enterprise, was supposed to be called The Constitution but had its name changed after a massive write-in campaign from Star Trek fans. At the dedication, Gene Roddenberry and cast members from the show were in attendance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
Yoko Shimomura, creator of the famous β€œGuile’s Theme” from Street Fighter II, wrote a nocturne in dedication to the rap artist XXXTentacion after he passed. youtu.be/1pnYtkjx5HE
Howard Ashman co-wrote songs for Disney Renaissance films The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin while dying of complications from AIDS. Beauty’s dedication reads: β€œTo our friend Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
There is a species of blind cave beetles named in dedication to Adolph Hitler-- due to taxonomical tradition the name cannot be changed. The Anophthalmus hitleri has become popular among Hitler memorabilia collectors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ano…
Dr. George Archibald spent 3 years with a highly endangered whooping crane named Tex, acting as a male crane – walking, calling, dancing – to shift her into reproductive condition. Through his dedication and the use of artificial insemination, Tex eventually laid a fertile egg. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
King Henry VIII was once arrested and then imprisoned for assaulting a police constable with his walking stick. When the police constable was informed he had jailed the King of England, he feared execution; instead he was commended by Henry VIII for his dedication to duty. messagetoeagle.com/king-h…
It took architect Christopher Wren 35 years to complete London's St. Paul's Cathedral. After he died twelve years later in 1723, he was entombed inside, and Wren's son placed a dedication nearby, which contains the words "Reader, if you seek his monument, look around you." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
When President Roosevelt visited The Pentagon in 1945 before its dedication he ordered them to remove the whites only signes and therefore making The Pentagon the only building in Virginia were segregation laws were not enforced until 1965. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
At the dedication of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in 1979, then-President Jimmy Carter greeted Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - for the first time - with a big kiss on the cheek from which she recoiled. Raised in the South, it was a customary way for Carter to greet someone. orlandosentinel.com/news/…
There is a beetle named after Hitler (Anophthalmus Hitleri). It was named by a German collector, Oscar Scheibel, who was sold a specimen of a then undocumented species in 1933. Its species name was made a dedication to Adolf Hitler, who had recently become Chancellor of Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ano…
Billy Idol's "Sweet Sixteen" was based on a real story: A Latvian girl broke her engagement and her betrothed built the Coral Castle as a dedication en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swe…
At John Kennedy's inauguration, Robert Frost was to read a new poem he wrote called, "Dedication." But when the glare prevented him from seeing the words clearly enough, he recited another poem from memory, "The Gift Outright." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ina…
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was simply an invitation to "say a few words" at a cemetery dedication ceremony history.com/topics/americ…
There is a star chart inlaid into the floor of the Hoover dam that is so precise it can be used to calculate the moment of the dam’s dedication for the next 14,000 years. usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/His…
This real-life space shuttle was named for Star Trek's Enterprise after fans sent "hundreds of thousands of letters" to the White House. Gene Roddenberry and some of the cast attended the dedication ceremony in 1976. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
When Beastie Boys Member Adam "MCA" Yauch was diagnosed with cancer, Jay-Z took their All Points West time slot and opened with No Sleep Till Brooklyn as a dedication youtube.com/watch?v=1ZCU-…
Beethoven dedicated his third symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte at first, but after Napoleon announced himself the emperor, Beethoven got mad and scratched his name from the dedication statement. cpr.org/classical/blog/be…
The last rivet in the Golden Gate Bridge is solid gold. During installation at the dedication ceremony, it shattered, because rivet guns are supposed to work with steel rivets, not soft gold. news.google.com/newspaper…
Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men on the Moon, has a Doctor of Science degree in astronautics, and in the dedication to his dissertation wrote "If only I could join [crew members of our space program] in their endeavors!" dspace.mit.edu/handle/172…
The Japanese practise and encourage Inemuri in the workplace. Basically, taking a nap on the job to improve performance is seen as a sign of dedication. theguardian.com/world/201…
Beethoven's third symphony was originally titled "Bonaparte." When told that Napoleon had crowned himself emperor, Beethoven tore up the dedication page. The score would be published under the title (in Italian) "Heroic Symphony, Composed to celebrate the memory of a great man." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sym…
Helen Keller dedicated her autobiography to inventor Alexander Graham Bell and that the dedication reads, "To ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL Who has taught the deaf to speak and enabled the listening ear to hear speech from the Atlantic to the Rockies, I dedicate this Story of My Life." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There exists a blind predatory cave beetle named Anophthalmus Hitleri, a name given in dedication to Adolf Hitler. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ano…
An Australian WW2 veteran talked 160 people out suicide he earned the nickname "The angel of the gap" and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his dedication. independent.co.uk/news/pe…
Anton LaVey's primary dedication in the Satanic Bible was to Bernardino Nogara, the chief financial advisor to the Vatican between 1929 and 1954. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Mercedes Benz invented the air bag and licensed the technology to other manufacturers free of charge, emphasizing their dedication to industry wide passenger safety. server1.noblenet.org/merr…
The Nightshift by the commodores was a dedication to Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nig…
In 1985, Ronnie Lott, a 49ers Cornerback, crushed his pinky finger in a game and in the off-season faced the choice of intricate finger surgery and possibly missed playing time, or amputation of the tip of his finger. He chose amputation and played on for six more years. That's dedication. articles.latimes.com/2011…
The first ticker tape parade was held in 1886 for the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tic…
In a stunning display of dedication, as of 2009 a member of Kris Kross was still wearing their pants backwards concreteloop.com/2009/02/…
The Gettysburg Address was delivered at a cemetery dedication. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Lincoln Memorial dedication was segregated americanhistory.si.edu/ch…
Love is not just a human emotion and that the concept of commitment and dedication is even applicable to lesser animals. news.yahoo.com/blogs/side…
The origin of the Ticker-tape Parade dates back to the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. As the Parade passed the New York Stock Exchange traders threw ticker-tape from the windows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
E.E. Cummings book "No Thanks". The dedication page is a concrete poem in the shape of a funeral urn to the 14 publishers who rejected his collection before he printed it himself. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
The song "Nightshift" by The Commodores is a dedication to Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson. Both of whom died thirty years ago. youtube.com/watch?v=FrkED…
Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 Eroica was dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. When Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, Beethoven took away the dedication. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Abe Lincoln was not the keynote speaker at the Gettysburg battlefield dedication and was only invited to speak 2 weeks before the event. symonsez.wordpress.com/20…

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