Jeremy Clarkson published his bank details in a newspaper to try and make the point that his money would be safe and that the spectre of identity theft was a sham. Within a few days, someone set up a direct debit for Β£500 in favor of a charity, which didn’t require any identification theguardian.com/money/200…
In the β€œLife of Brian” scene where Graham Chapman reveals himself naked at a window to his adoring followers, fellow Python Terry Jones realised he lacked one crucial Jewish detail. A Strategically placed rubber band provided authenticity. chortle.co.uk/features/20…
Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun, made home movies that detail her life as the first woman in Nazi Germany. theguardian.com/world/201…
Six Georgia inmates out on work detail saved a Deputy Sheriff who collapsed unconscious. They could have taken his gun & fled with the work van but used the Deputy's phone to call 911. The Sheriff's Office gave the men a pizza party with homemade dessert & recommended reduced sentences. cbsnews.com/news/six-inma…
When the Brazilian team celebrated after winning the 1958 World Cup final, their superstar Garrincha was initially bemused - he hadn't bothered about the "details" of the match, and was under the impression that the competition was like a league, with Brazil playing all the other teams twice en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
A whistleblower said that Apple contractors 'regularly hear confidential details' on Siri recordings and have even heard drug deals, medical details and people having sex theguardian.com/technolog…
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/…
Iceland has a genealogy book containing details of every Icelander going back as far as the 9th century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
Between 6,000 & 9,000 years ago, the people of the Levant decorated the skulls of their dead with plaster, gave them shells for eyes, and painted intricate details of hair and moustaches on them. It's not known why. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
When Eminem showed the song "Kim", which describes in detail how he would kidnap and kill his ex-wife, to Kim Mathers he said to her before it started "I know this is a fucked-up song, but it shows how much I care about you. To even think about you this much. To even put you on a song like this" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
During the Watergate scandal, Martha Mitchel (then wife of Nixon's AG) was kidnapped, beaten and forcibly sedated by her husband's security detail to keep her from speaking to reporters en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
During the Cold War, Soviet Union compiled a ultra meticulous map of Washington DC that are far more detailed than typical city maps we are all familiar with including details like precise width of roads, load-bearing capacity of bridges and location of water reservoir and pumping stations architectofthecapital.org…
In the 90’s Sitcom Family Matters Steve Urkle (Jaleel White) was only suppose to appear in just one episode of Family Matters (More Details In Thread) mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Today I learned about Benford's Law aka the first digit law which states in number sets all throughout nature including some very personal details about human beings; the aggregate numbers that will occur are in an almost predictable pattern. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
North Korea has its own football league. It was founded in 1960 and is apart of the Asian Football Confederation. Due to North Korea's secrecy not too much detail is known about the league. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DPR…
Women are better at discerning shades of colours, while men are better at tracking fast-moving objects and discerning detail from a distance. These are evolutionary details linked to a hunter-gatherer past. news.nationalgeographic.c…
After Adidas produced a shoe in the USSR for the 1980 Olympics the Soviet government stole the design details and mass produced bootleg versions for their special forces called Mockbas. These shoes remained in production until 2011 highsnobiety.com/p/mockba…
There was a fake sequel to the first part of Don Quixote. The real sequel has Don Quixote find out about the fake sequel, outraged that one would publish a book with false details about his life while also humiliating him. generalist.academy/2020/0…
The close-up shots in cartoons that detail how gross something is about a situation or character is called dubbbed, gross-ups, specificity in the Ren and Stimpy cartoon. youtube.com/watch?v=qRzxL…
The 1904 Olympics Marathon was a total mess. One did most of the marathon in a car, another ate rat poison but survived and one took a nap by the side of the road for some part of the marathon.Details in the link. podiumrunner.com/culture/…
Frasier was filmed in Paramount Studios in LA (1993-2004) and as the studios were also used by Star Trek: The Next Generation (87-94), Deep Space 9 (93-99), Voyager (95-01), Enterprise (01-05) there are a total of 262 cast & crew shared credits with Frasier (details in comments) intl.startrek.com/article…
A UK man found a way to earn money off telemarketers who were constantly calling him. In 2011 he set up his own personal 0871 line - so to call him now costs money to the caller. Every time a bank, gas or electricity supplier asked him for his details, he submits it as his contact number. bbc.com/news/technology-2…
Today I learned about Doug Hegdahl, a POW during the Vietnam War, who memorized the names, dates of capture, method of capture and personal details of 256 fellow POWs to the tune of "Old MacDonald Had A Farm." He can still recite it to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dou…
In 2008, Jeremy Clarkson published his bank details in his Sun newspaper column to prove nobody could take money from his account. Somebody then donated Β£500 to a Diabetes charity from his account. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/enter…
The song "Rooster" by Alice In Chains (probably their most famous song) wasn't written by lead singer Layne Staley, but by Jerry Cantrell, the bands guitarist. The title refers to his Father's childhood nickname and the song details his Father's traumatic time in the Vietnam War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roo…
Almost all pictures we see of Venus are filtered for more cloud detail, or remove all clouds completely. Viewed naturally the planet appears bright white and nearly featureless due to the complete cloud cover. planetary.org/blogs/emily…
Today I learned of The Eleusinian Mysteries: Secret religious ancient Greek rites held annually for some two millennia (starting in 1600 B.C.) at the temple of Demeter. To this day, the controversy puzzles historians; all details were marked by a sworn oath of secrecy by the initiated and vanished through time. ancient.eu/article/32/the…
The IRS and the USPS both have a plan in place in case of a nuclear war. The IRS has an employee handbook called the "Internal Revenue Manual" that details how to collect taxes after the nukes. The USPS will continue delivering mail and has 60 million change-of-adress forms prepared. myemail.constantcontact.c…
Hundreds of women disguised themselves as men in order to fight in the American Civil War. They were first discovered in 1863, when a Union burial detail found that the corpse of a woman wearing the uniform of a Confederate private. Estimates put the number of female soldiers at 400-750. battlefields.org/learn/ar…
Alexander the Great held Cyrus in such high esteem that when he discovered that Cyrus' tomb had been ransacked upon conquering the capital city, he personally paid to have it completely restored to its former glory down to the smallest detail and appointed his own guards to watch over it. livius.org/sources/conten…
A telescope designed to view the H-alpha emission produced by excited hydrogen can show granulations on the solar surface and great detail in the sunspot regions. The H-alpha filter must be designed to produce a very narrow pass band around the wavelength of 6,562.8 Γ…ngstrΓΆms for safe viewing ianmorison.com/h-alpha-so…
The β€œlow man on the totem pole” is actually the one of most importance, since apprentices would be carving the higher (harder to see/reach) parts of the totem pole, while the masters would be sure to finely detail the totems on bottom. woot.com/blog/post/the-de…
Today I learned of the β€˜Mass-Observation Diarists’ who were hundreds of volunteers in the U.K. during WWII who made regular diary entries. They wrote about the intimate details of their lives as well as their thoughts and feelings about the world around them. The result was an intimate portrait of British life. time.com/5764204/wwii-hom…
The scene in IT: Chapter Two and in the novel where a group of teens assault a homosexual man and his partner before tossing one of them over a bridge to his death was actually based on a true story. Stephen King borrowed details from the real life event, and added Pennywise to it. bangordailynews.com/2019/…
In "Goodfellas", Robert DeNiro learned details about the real Jimmy Burke. He found that Jimmy loved ketchup, and how he poured it-because dispensing ketchup out of a glass bottle was a common problem then. The "spin" technique is what he used in the film, the way the real Jimmy did. youtu.be/tkNIOuZPXSc?t=52…
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius that buried Pompeii and Herculaneum was described in such accurate and useful detail by Pliny The Younger, that vulcanologists now call eruptions of its kind "Plinian eruptions". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pli…
When released in France in 2007, Ratatouille was not only praised for its technical accuracy and attention to culinary detail, it also drew the 4th highest opening-day attendance in French movie history. seattletimes.com/nation-w…
Today I learned about Vlado Taneski, a journalist who wrote about the women he killed. He was discovered by authorities after he wrote details of the crime in his work that was not released to the public. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
Top Gear/Grand Tour Presenter Jeremy Clarkson printed his bank details in a newspaper column to prove the loss of personal information was a "storm in a teacup". Instead, his details were used to set up a Β£500 charity donation. theguardian.com/money/200…
Car manufacturers adapted the WWI "Dazzle" camouflage technique that was used on ships, for their cars. They regularly use it to hide the finer details of prototype vehicles. gizmodo.com/how-automaker…
There's a 1971 essay written by science fiction author Larry Niven where he explains, in great detail, why having sex with Superman would almost certainly kill Lois. This essay is believed to inspire certain scenes in the infamous comic series, "The Boys" syfy.com/syfywire/the-boy…
Several months before Russell Crowe won the Oscar for Gladiator, the FBI warned him that the al-Qaeda were planning to kidnap him as part of a β€œcultural destabilization plot”. For nearly two years, the FBI guarded Crowe in public and refused to give him any details about the threat. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Mars only gets close enough to Earth to give up much detail just once every 780 days. It’s the only planet to reveal an appreciable amount of surface detail in a small telescope, and it also features occasional surprises such as dust storms and local fogs and cloud banks cosmicpursuits.com/2183/h…
Most peole can recall 90 per cent of the details of their first kiss. The dopamine released during a kiss can stimulate the same area of the brain activated by heroin and cocaine, causing feelings of euphoria and addictive behaviour britishcouncil.org/voices…
In soccer when a yellow card is shown, the referee writes the player’s details in a small notebook; hence a caution is also known as a β€œbooking” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
The survivors of the 2010 CopiapΓ³ mining accident have taken an oath of silence not to reveal certain details of what happened telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Today I learned about the Illusion of Explanatory Depth: β€œMost people feel they understand the world with far greater detail, coherence, and depth than they really do.” edge.org/response-detail/…
There is a rare condition called Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) that only around 60 people in the world are known to have. This condition makes the person remember nearly every day in their life in exact details. time.com/5045521/highly-s…
James Garfield was unanimously elected as the Rebulican nominee for the 1880 election, despite nominating John Sherman and vigorously resisting himself becoming a candidate. In the final ballot, Garfield produced the only vote for Sherman. (Destiny of the Republic goes into more detail) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/188…
Ridley Scott tried to make Gladiator (2000) an authentic representation of Ancient Rome. An early script had Maximus doing a product endorsement for olive oil, which was historically accurate for famous gladiators to do, but the detail was left out in later scripts for being too unbelievable. ign.com/articles/2000/02/…

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