The water of Lake Tahoe is so cold that when the body of Donald Christopher Windecker was found 17 years after he went missing, it was preserved enough to conduct an autopsy and determine his cause of death. The body was located 265' (80 meters) below the surface. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
During filming of the 1978 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", actress Veronica Cartwright was not told the film would end with Donald Sutherland delivering his infamous pod shriek rather than meeting him for an actual conversation. She was genuinely terrified when Sutherland shrieked at her. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
When legendary Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman broke the world record for first-class runs (452 not out in a single innings), his opponents chaired him off the ground. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Donald Duck is an extremely popular pop-icon in Germany, where you can buy his comics at most newsstands. In their version, Donald uses a highly sophisticated level of language and "many Germans credit him with having initiated them into the language of the literary classics". mhpbooks.com/donald-duck-…
That, while McDonald's is famous for the Happy Meal, Burger Chef (opened in 1958 by Donald & Frank Thomas, who used McDonald's as their inspiration) was the fast-food chain that pioneered the kids' meal concept. First sold in 1973, their "Fun Meal" bundled burgers with a dessert and toy. businessinsider.com/burge…
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…
The idea behind the relocation of the Abu Simbel temples in Egypt was given by an Italian Donald Duck comics story, where Scrooge McDuck cuts the giant statues into blocks. ventennipaperoni.com/2019…
Donald Harvey, a nurse who killed 37 of his patients, was only caught because a medical examiner who performed the autopsy on one of his victims had the genetic ability to smell cyanide. This prompted an investigation and Harvey was discovered. usatoday.com/story/news/h…
It’s a 50+ year old tradition in Sweden to watch a specific Donald Duck cartoon at exactly 3pm on Christmas Eve. Approximately half the country tunes in to watch every year. slate.com/culture/2009/12…
Bob Marley moved near his mother's residence in Wilmington, Delaware for a short time, during which he worked as a DuPont lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant in nearby Newark, under the alias Donald Marley. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Donald Duck has a middle name. His full name is Donald Fauntleroy Duck. He was the friend-rival of Mickey Mouse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
The U.S. Army promoted Donald Duck to the rank of Sergeant and retired him from active duty on his 50th birthday because Donald was never officially separated from service in any of his wartime cartoons or comics. headstuff.org/culture/his…
When Don Rosa, creator of the immensely popular modern Donald Duck comics (and "The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck") tried to submit a comic book set in ancient Greece to the US mag Lexington Herald, its editor rejected it, stating: "We gear our comics toward a less intelligent audience". kentucky.com/news/state/a…
In 1984, the U.S. Army gave Donald Duck an honorable discharge in honor of his military service for appearances in Disney WWII cartoons and WWII mascots embodied in combat units of various U.S. military branches en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
John Cleese based the character of Basil Fawlty on Donald Sinclair, an eccentric hotel owner who’d accommodated Monty Python. Sinclair threw Eric Idle’s briefcase out of a window because he mistook it for a bomb, and criticised Terry Gilliam’s table manners because he was American. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
The Marvel character Howard the Duck, under threat of legal action, is forced to wear always pants. Disney was afraid people would confuse him for Donald Duck and demanded Marvel draw pants on Howard so that you could tell them apart. cbr.com/howard-the-duck-w…
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…
American fast food companies are banned from Iran, so the country is home to many knock-off fast food joints with similar branding and food, such as "Mash Donalds", and "Pizza Hot". Lawsuits from major corporations are rare due to the American/Iranian relationship and Iranian trademark law. atlasobscura.com/articles…
In reference to Donald Duck’s nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Disney's archivist Dave Smith, in "Disney A to Z", said, "Note that the brightest hue of the three is red (Huey), the color of water, dew, is blue (Dewey), and that leaves Louie, and leaves are green." d23.com/a-to-z/huey-dewey…
For his work on the critically acclaimed series "Atlanta", Donald Glover received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, making him the first African-American to awarded a directing Emmy for a comedy series wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlant…
The movie "Mystery Team" was written by Donald Glover and his comedy group from college called Derrick Comedy. It is also the film debut for Donald Glover, Aubrey Plaza, Ellie Kemper, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mys…
, a Donald Duck cartoon about Hitler won the Best Animated Short Oscar in 1943. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der…
The actor who plays Donald Malarkey in Band of Brothers is also the voice of Steve Smith in American Dad. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
In 1987 a jury awarded Michael Donald's mother $7 million in damages against the United Klans of America after 4 members lynched her son in '81 & this settlement bankrupted the organization. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
Bob Marley moved near his mother's residence in Wilmington, Delaware for a short time, during which he worked as a DuPont lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant in nearby Newark, under the alias Donald Marley en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Walter Becker and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan recieve 100% of royalties and retain sole writing credit on the hip-hop single "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" by Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dej…
In Sweden it is a Christmas Eve tradition to watch a Donald Duck Christmas special that is broadcasted every year "Kalle Anka och hans vΓ€nner ΓΆnskar God Jul" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
During the early years of 30 Rock, Donald Glover was so young when he started on their writing staff that he was still living in a New York University dorm and working there as a Resident Adviser. looper.com/120243/untold-…
Today I learned about Donald Rusk Currey who studied the trees in Great Basin Bristlecone Pine Forest in 1964. He got permission to cut down a specific tree, named Prometheus, for study. After being felled, he discovered that the tree was over 4,844 years old and is still the oldest tree ever discovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Donald Duck was used as logo by a mexican beverage company called Pascual since 1940. They even changed his name to Pato Pascual (Pascual Duck). Disney sued them in 1980, but the case was not resolved until 2007, when Pascual decided to create their own design for the character. reuters.com/article/indus…
Donald Byrd advised that Herbie Hancock should never give up his publishing rights. Hancock nearly walked out on Blue Note to keep them, and used his first $3000 royalty check to buy what is now the oldest one-owner Shelby Cobra in existence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Donald Glover was voted "Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons" in high school. In his last year of college, it was a spec script he wrote for The Simpsons that started his career as a writer for 30 Rock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Donald Glover (Community, Atlanta, Childish Gambino) got his start in show business when he was discovered by Tina Fey while he was still in college His first job was as a writer on 30 Rock. femestella.com/donald-glo…
President Ronald Reagan had a Chief of Staff named Donald Regan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
The most Big Macs consumed was achieved by Donald Gorske (USA), who ate his 28,788th Big Mac in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA, on 24 August 2016. Donald typically eats fourteen Big Macs each week, purchasing them in bulk and microwaving them at home. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Donald Lau, who has been Chief Fortune Cookie Writer at Wonton Foods for over 30 years, is retiring due to writer’s block. nypost.com/2017/02/14/for…
Today I learned of Donald Nichols, a murderous pederast and top US spy in Korea; his superiors eventually threw him in a mental hospital, drugged him, and forced him to retire cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/t…
Today I learned about Phooey Duck, Donald Ducks 4th nephew who pops in and out of existence. scrooge-mcduck.fandom.com…
In 1963, Donald Currey cut down a tree to retrieve his drill bit after it got stuck when he was trying to core it to study climate effects. After studying the core of the tree, he found that he'd just cut down the oldest tree (at least 4862 years old) found to date. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Today I learned about Vietnam War Sergeant Donald Morrison who fought in court vs the U.S. claiming he was the rightful owner of $150,000 in U.S. currency. His squad discovered the loot in a cave during a Search and Destroy mission in 1968. leagle.com/decision/19741…
The people of Sweden love Donald Duck so much, they had to make voting for him illegal. wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald…
By 1932, Mickey Mouse had lost his edge since becoming a role model for children. Disney wanted to create a character to portray more negative character traits, which could no longer be bestowed on Mickey. That’s when Disney started working on a short-tempered character named Donald Duck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
2016 had also taken Dr Donald Henderson. He led the effort to eradicate smallpox, which killed 500 million in the 20th century alone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Chevy Chase played drums in a band with Walter Becker and Donald Fagen who went on to become Steely Dan. rapidcityjournal.com/blac…
, Donald Duck has a middle name, Fauntleroy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
In an episode of Ducktales (1989) there is a scene where Donald Duck is in a doctors office where an eye chart in the background reads "Ask about illuminati) wafflesatnoon.com/ask-abo…
President Ronald Reagan had a White House Chief of Staff called Donald Regan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy telegraph.co.uk/culture/d…
In 1943, at the height of WW2, the guys at Walt Disney made "Der Fuehrer's Face", animated short film featuring Donald Duck as a Nazi. Intended to sell war bonds and to create some kind of awareness about Nazi Germany, remains as an interesting piece of American propaganda during that time. youtube.com/watch?v=bn20o…
When Frank Zappa's first son was born the hospital refused to register the name Dweezil, so Frank named him Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa, after a few of his musician friends, and just called him Dweezil until his son was 5 and it was changed legally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwe…

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