Jim Carrey was the first actor to have three films go straight to number one in the same year. The year was 1994, and the films were The Mask, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and Dumb and Dumber. ew.com/movies/2019/07/29/…
Today I learned about Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy that solved his own murder case. He was poisoned with a cup of tea in a London hotel. Working with Scotland Yard detectives, as he lay dying, he traced the lethal substance to a former comrade in the Russian secret service theguardian.com/world/201…
EugΓ¨ne FranΓ§ois Vidocq who is considered as the father of modern criminology and of French Police Department and world's first private detective was a criminal turned criminalist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug…
A Grand Jury can indict a DNA sample in order to press pause on the statute of limitations. In Brittani Marcell's case, a drop of blood believed to belong to the suspect was indicted on the charges, in order to give detectives time to figure out who it belonged to. abcnews.go.com/US/dad-fac…
"Sherlock Holmes Baffled," a short film from 1900, is the first appearance of the legendary fictional detective in cinema, and by extension, the first detective film in history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
Alec Guinness played detective-priest Father Brown in a movie. While filming he met a French child and although unable to speak French, Guinness was impressed that the child was so friendly and decided that the Church had an unfair reputation. He later converted to Catholicism. catholicculture.org/cultu…
Edgar Allan Poe is considered one of the founders of the Detective Genre. He created one of the first detectives who solves mysteries based on the facts of the crime. He is credited with inventing the β€œleast likely suspect” trope, as well as the culprit framing another by planting evidence poemuseum.org/who-was-edg…
Best-selling detective novelist, Anne Perry, was convicted, as a teenager, of murdering her best friend’s mother en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
In 1991 Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) was arrested by undercover detectives in Sarisota Florida for indecent exposure at a porn theater. Pee Wee made an appearance at the 1991 MTV VMAs and received a standing ovation after asking the audience, "Heard any good jokes lately?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pee…
A 'master-mind' cyber-criminal, who was on the FBI's most wanted list, was arrested when detectives were able to figure out his laptop password. It was the name of his cat, followed by 123 telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
The band Cannibal Corpse appeared in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective because Jim Carrey was a fan and wanted them. They declined at first because of a tour but agreed after production rearranged their schedule to accommodate them and when they met Jim "he rattled off lyrics to 'Rancid Amputation'." vice.com/en_us/article/6v…
While on death row, Ted Bundy reached out to a detective investigating the Green River Killer offering to help get inside the mind of a murderer. His insight helped lead to an arrest. biography.com/news/ted-bu…
Today I learned about the Cottingley Fairies: two girls who convinced the world in the 1920s that Fairies existed with staged photographs. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - creator of the least-foolable detective Sherlock Holmes - was convinced they were real and promoted the findings for years. historic-uk.com/CultureUK…
In the 1940s, a veteran NYC bus driver took his city bus on a two-week joyride to Florida. There, he was found by detectives and a mechanic. They all rode back to the city, where he was arrested. Charges were dropped and he was allowed to keep his job as his story gained popularity. gothamist.com/arts-entert…
The Pinkerton Detective Agency still exists and filed a law suit against the makers of Red Dead Redemption 2 for the use of their name and logo in the game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
The Great Mouse Detective (1986) featured a battle in clock work, that was a one of the first to be aided by computer modeling. The computer used would get very hot and one night someone closed the door to the room it was in, frying the computer and forcing the programmer to redo everything. mouseplanet.com/9549/How_…
When Japanese TV Asahi recently made adaptations of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novels, they replaced Miss Marple - an elderly lady and amateur detective - with a young male police officer. agathachristielimited.com…
Mystery writer and the inventor of the detective novel Edgar Allen Poe's death is actually a mystery itself. The death certificate and medical records were lost and there is no definitive cause of death. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Two men from Indiana were wrongfully convicted in a 1996 armed robbery because of a false statement from an informant who had sex with the lead detective who set them up. 20 years later, they were found innocent and one of them received $4.9 Million settlement. ponderwall.com/index.php/…
Today I learned about Ron Stallworth, the first African-American police officer and detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department who conducted an infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
A 'master-mind' cyber-criminal, who was on the FBI's most wanted list, was arrested when detectives were able to figure out his laptop password. It was the name of his cat, followed by 123 telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
In 2019 a Hicksville, NY man pretending to be a police officer pulled over a van with actual detectives inside. He tried to flee, but was soon stopped by the real NY Highway Patrol. patch.com/new-york/hicksv…
After Ralph Nader Published "Unsafe at any Speed" in 1965, General Motors kept trying to discredit him, including hiring a prostitute to seduce him, but he turned her away. So they hired detectives to prove he was gay, but they were caught when Nader entered Congress and they tried to follow. theguardian.com/world/200…
Detective show "Columbo", starring Peter Falk, aired its first episode in February 1968 and aired its last episode 35 years later in January 2003 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Oscar Wilde was a wildly popular Irish writer in the late 1800's. A rival hired a detective to catch him in "acts of sodomy and gross indecency". He served 2 years hard labor in prison for his "crimes". He suffered terribly and almost starved to death. He died at age 46. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osc…
Jim Leavelle, the detective who famously witnessed Jack Ruby shoot Harvey Oswald, accidentally shot researcher and photographer Bob Porter in the arm, using the same model gun Ruby had used. Porter recovered at Parkland Hospital, the same facility where Kennedy, Oswald, and Ruby all went. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
The Pinkerton Detective Agency, once the largest private law enforcement organization in the World ,famous for their Hunting of Outlaws and Strikebreaking, still exists and operates today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
In 1946, a man claiming to be a detective gave a pedestrian a camera and asked her to take a picture of a suspect. The "detective" turned out to be a gangster, the "suspect" turned out to be his ex-wife, and the "camera" turned out to be a concealed shotgun firing via the shutter button. newyorker.com/magazine/19…
Robert Blake, star of the 70s detective series "Baretta", was acquitted of his wife's murder in 2005 after a contentious 4-year legal drama. He was, however, found liable by a civil suit brought by his children. foxnews.com/entertainment…
The tale generally considered to be the first detective story is Edgar Allan Poe's, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," in 1841. The story describes the extraordinary analytical power used by Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin to solve a series of murders in Paris. history.com/this-day-in-h…
In 1991 Isaac Wright Jr. was wrongfully convicted of being a drug kingpin in New Jersey and sentenced to life in prison. While in prison, he studied law to pursue his own appeal and extracted a confession of police misconduct from the detective responsible for his conviction, exonerating Wright. nydailynews.com/entertain…
The first recorded use of Forensic Entomology was by Chinese detective in 1200s AD. In a murder investigation in a village, detective Song Ci put every scythe in the village for inspection and found the culprit when flies- attracted to trace amounts of blood- kept landing on his scythe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
In 1916, a silent comedy film was made about "Coke Ennyday" a detective with a fondness for cocaine made as a parody of Sherlock Holmes. He wears a bandolier carrying syringes filled with the drug and frequently injects himself with massive amounts of cocaine to solve crimes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Robert Lane named his sons Winner and Loser. Winner Lane became a small-time crook, racking up over 30 arrests and a stint in state prison, while Loser Lane was a star student and athlete, who became a police detective in New York City. smh.com.au/world/familys-…
Edgar Allan Poe invented the Detective Story worlds-best-detective-cri…
After committing the first British murder on a train Franz Muller fled to America by boat, the pursuing detectives caught a faster ship and arrived three weeks before he did. He was subsequently arrested and later hanged. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Today I learned of Medieval Chinese "Biaoju" (Security Company). Founded by peasant fighters, ex-military men entering lucrative private sector, and even ex-bandits, they provided bodyguard/escort and detective services to clients (usually travelling merchants) for a fee. The last Biaoju closed in 1920. researchgate.net/publicat…
In the Japanese Anime Detective Conan, the voice actor for Detective Wataru Takagi is a voice actor named Wataru Takagi. detectiveconanworld.com/w…
In 2005 Gosho Aoyama the manga artist for Detective Conan series was married to the voice actor of the protagonist Conan Edogawa, Minami Takayama. She is also the singer pop duo Two Mix & she appeared in files 144-146 of the manga with case title 'The Kidnapping of a Popular Artist Case'. detectiveconanworld.com/w…
Today I learned of two brothers named Winner and Loser. Winner became a lifetime criminal. Loser became a detective in the NYPD. freakonomics.com/2009/04/…
Osama Bin Laden had multiple episodes of the anime series Conan's Detective on his computer cia.gov/library/abbottaba…
At the request of the police Currys PC World withdrew a Β£750 printer from sale after detectives revealed it could produce replica EU driving licences. standard.co.uk/news/polic…
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/…
Today I learned about William Sidney "Sid" Hatfield (May 15, 1891– August 1, 1921), Police Chief of Matewan, WV, Labor hero, and staunch supporter of the United Mine Workers of America. He became a local celebrity after defending strikers against the Baldwin–Felts Detective Agency during The Battle of Matewan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid…
"Se7en" was supposed to get a sequel, titled "Ei8ht". The movie was supposed to reveal that detective Somerset was a psychic. The project was eventually scrapped, and the script was later rewritten and turned into "Solace", a psychological thriller starring Anthony Hopkins. vocal.media/geeks/sweet-s…
Die Hard was a sequel to the 1968 movie β€œThe Detective” starring Frank Sinatra. As such, 20th Century Fox were contractually obliged to offer Sinatra the leading role. He turned it down due to his age. wikipedia.org/wiki/The_De…
Knox's "Ten Commandments" for detective novels includes #5 'No Chinaman must figure in the story' not because Chinese people ruin stories, but because bad stories so often feature racial stereotypes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
The only character to appear, played by the same actor, in 10 different series is Richard Belzer's Detective John Munch. He has appeared as this character in crossover shows ranging from X-Files to Arrested Development. His character has even been on five different TV networks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned of Australia's pyjama girl mystery: an unidentified murdered woman's body was on public exhibition in a vat of formalin many years for identification. Ten years later the husband confessed to killing her - he was once a waiter at the detective's regular restaurant who he had known many years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…

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