When the Seinfeld finale originally aired on NBC, TV Land paid tribute by not programming any shows opposite it, instead showing an image of a closed office door with hand written notes that said, "We're TV Fans so... we're watching the last episode of Seinfeld. Will return at 10pm et, 7pm pt". screenrant.com/seinfeld-b…
Growing up as a hungry child, Cristiano Ronaldo would knock on the door of a McDonald's asking if they had any burgers. A lady called Edna and two other women would then help him by giving him something to eat. boredpanda.com/cristiano-…
In the away team dressing room at Chelsea FC's stadium, the coat-hangers are very high up to strain the players' limbs; the tactics board is at the back of the door, which is a fire exit and must stay open; and the mirrors give players the impression of being smaller than they actually are uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/…
After Lorena Bobbitt cut off her sleeping husband's penis, she fled the house and stole his Gameboy on the way out the door. rollingstone.com/culture/…
Researchers have developed a self-cleaning surface which uses nano-scale surface engineering and chemistry. It can repel/prevent the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other bacteria. The material can be shrink-wrapped onto door handles, railings, and other surfaces brighterworld.mcmaster.ca…
In 2014, Pope Francis said he would baptise Aliens if they asked. He did not want to close doors to green Martians with "long noses and big ears". In 2010, a papal astronomer also said he would baptise Aliens if they asked, he said "Any entity – no matter how many tentacles it has – has a soul.” independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Da Vinci's The Last Supper painting (1498) is 29 feet wide and 23 feet tall, and around 1652 a door was cut through part of it, destroying the area in which Jesus's feet were depicted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
The popular door knock "dah dah dah dah dah...dah dah" is know as the "Shave and a Haircut" and was used by POWs during the vietnam war to identify new US prisoners. They would tap the first five notes, and wait for the last two notes in response en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
There are tiny doors in the US Capitol Building that house water spigots; they were installed after an Xmas Eve fire in 1851 (which devastated the then collection of the Library of Congress) to help combat future potential fires and to clean the floors. youtu.be/aizDj6gp0g0
The Doors were the first band to ever use a billboard for advertising music rockandrollroadmap.com/pl…
The sound we make when knocking on doors is called "A Shave and a Haircut," which originated from an old Ragtime tune. youtu.be/4W3cPSntmBk
Some people in Japan are paid to shove passengers onto subway trains. They are called oshiya (ζŠΌγ—ε±‹), and they make sure people don't get trapped between the train doors during rush hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
During her visit to the United States, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands heard footsteps outside her White House bedroom, answered a knock on the door, saw the ghost of Abraham Lincoln and fainted in shock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
In 2013, a wild male tiger walked right up to a tiger enclosure at a zoo in India. Attracted by a captive female, the zookeepers let him in through a door in the enclosure. He stayed for a month, then escaped by jumping the fence, then returned a few weeks later. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Today I learned of the Icelandic Yule Lads. Each of them visit kids on the 13 nights to Christmas, and they do mischievous acts such as stealing food and slamming doors. They're accompanied by a creature called GrΓ½la who boils naughty children alive and her cat who eats kids who aren't wearing new clothes. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The only existing film footage of Anne Frank is posted on YouTube by the Amsterdam museum The Anne Frank House. The girl next door to Anne is getting married and the footage shows a 13-year-old Anne leaning out of a window to get a good look at the bride and groom. theguardian.com/world/200…
'Skippy the Bush Kangaroo' was a tv show starring a real kangaroo that was difficult for the human staff to train. To achieve the illusion of Skippy opening a door or placing an object in her stomach pouch, the humans used cut off paws from a separate kangaroo attached to sticks. nfsa.gov.au/collection/cu…
Today I learned about the door-in-the-face. An attempt is made to convince the respondent to comply by making a large request that the respondent will most likely turn down. The respondent is then more likely to agree to a second, more reasonable request, than if that same request is made in isolation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doo…
In 1998 Australian Astronomers detected fast radio burst signals, and named them Perytons. It was soon discovered that it was escaping radiation from the microwave in the lunch room, which was being stopped by using the door release without pushing the stop button first. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
That, while car windshields block ~96% of UV radiation, the windows on car doors often block less, between 44% and 96%. reuters.com/article/us-he…
John Travolta has been a fully licensed pilot since age 22. He owns several planes including a Boeing 707 and even has a taxiway leading straight to his door in Florida. He says his acting career has funded his passion for aviation. bjtonline.com/business-je…
Charlize Theron's abusive father was shot dead by her mother, in self defence. This happened on a night when he sprayed bullets into Charlize's room door, which Charlize and her mother had held shut for protection. Upon their miraculous survival, her mother immediately shot him down. bbc.com/news/newsbeat-508…
The shootout never happened at the O.K. Corral. Instead it happened several doors down from it. A movie cemented the wrong location and the Earps as good guys. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun…
In Beijing, extension cords are passed through windows and doors to charge EV, known as "fly line". Page 18 a comical approach to the charging dilemma energypolicy.columbia.edu…
The Nuremberg executions had a series of errors and accidents. The primary problems were rope being too short and the trap door was too small, several of the executed hit their heads on the side of the trap door. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nur…
Jimi Hendrix lived next door to the house that George Frideric Handel lived and wrote some of his most famous works in for over 30 years while in London. The two were separated by only a single wall and about 200 years. handelhendrix.org/
The reason backseat windows in cars don't roll all the way down is not in fact for child safety, but because there isn't room in the car door to fit the full window due to the wheel well. autotrader.com/car-news/h…
In 1971, burglars broke into an FBI office by writing a note that said β€œPlease don’t lock this door tonight” and plastering it onto the front door. It worked and they stole several files. boingboing.net/2014/02/05…
The triangle shirtwaist fire is why we don’t allow doors to be locked during work hours and have much better fire escapes history.com/topics/early-…
Mike McCready from Pearl Jam based the guitar solo for "Alive" on a guitar solo from Kiss's Ace Frehley on "She" who based that guitar solo on a solo from The Door's Robby Krieger on "Five to One" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiv…
Chewing gum has been banned in Singapore since 1992, with some minor exceptions being allowed in 2004. This had a lot to do with people disrupting Mass Rapid Transit services by sticking chewed gum on door sensors, preventing them from functioning properly. eresources.nlb.gov.sg/his…
The father of Jim Morrison of the Doors was in command of American naval forces during the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Incident, a heavily disputed event that basically cemented America becoming more involved in the Vietnam War. businessinsider.com/jim-m…
The first instance of junk mail was back in 1864. A telegram advertising a dentist was delivered to the door of an anonymous reader of the Times of London. blog.knowbe4.com/here-is-…
The file system used in Jurassic Park to lock the doors from the velociraptors was an actual file management system for an, at that time, extremely powerful computer/work station. youtu.be/ZDxLa6P6exc?t=51…
In 1478, Jacopo de Pazzi failed to oust the Medici’s. He was tortured, hanged, then buried. His body was dug up, thrown in a ditch, dragged through Florence (his head was used as a door knocker), and thrown into a river; children took it and hung it from a tree, flogged it, and threw it back in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paz…
Samuel Brannan was the richest person in California in the 1850s and 1860s, thanks to his chain of stores that sold goods to gold miners. His later investments all failed, and by 1887 he was penniless, and sold pencils door-to-door to raise money for a trip from Arizona to San Francisco pbs.org/wgbh/americanexpe…
The Mafia helped establish the Gay Bar scene in New York. Fat Tony purchased the Stonewall Inn in 1966 and transformed it into a bar and restaurant. He later bribed the New York Police Department around $1,200 a week to ignore 'indecent conduct' occurring behind closed doors. history.com/news/how-the-…
Despite being tropical islands, Turks and Caicos once had igloos on their flag. This is because salt piles were included (their major export) but an illustrator in the Colonial Office mistook them for huts and 'improved' them by adding doors. timespub.tc/2014/01/from-…
Today I learned of Mim, an eastern grey kangaroo raised by a family who hand-fed her. After they released her, Mim roamed wild for years; but when wildfires burned near the family's home in Kulnura, Australia, Mim turned up at their door seeking shelter. They let her stay indoors where she lounged on a blanket. theguardian.com/environme…
After the Pope banned joining the Freemasons in 1738, a group of Catholics started their own secret society named 'The Order of the Pug' in which initiation involved wearing a collar, walking on all fours, pawing at the door to be let in, getting barked at and kissing a pug statue's butt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ord…
After a 1938 bus crash that killed 25 students and the driver, a law was created that β€œrequired school bus drivers to open the door and their side window, and listen, before proceeding.” deseret.com/2009/10/21/20…
Today I learned about Thomassons, architectural remnants that are well maintained but useless, such as an outer door on the second floor of a building or a stairway to nowhere. The term was coined in Japan by artist Akasegawa Genpei, who considered them art. messynessychic.com/2017/0…
Today I learned of 'poor doors', which are separate entrances for low income tenants, so that wealthier tenants don't need to encounter or see them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poo…
The second verse of The Doors - Riders on the Storm "There's a killer on the road, His brain is squirmin' like a toad", was inspired by a 1950 killing spree by Billy Cook. Among the six strangers he killed, was a family of four (and their dog) that he killed and dumped in a mine shaft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Today I learned about the mysterious disappearance of the Eilean Mor lighthouse keepers. The door to the lighthouse was unlocked, coats were missing and half eaten food was left behind. The last entries on the log described a storm on December 12th of severe winds, but no such storms were ever reported. historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
27 years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, Fritz Pollard was the best player for NFL champions in 1920. In 1921, he became coach and in 1923 its first black quarterback. After he retired, the doors were shut for black players till 1936. NFL's next black coach was appointed in 1989. bbc.co.uk/sport/american-…
In Iran, there were male and female door knockers so the homeowner would know the sex of the prospective visitor... beontheroad.com/2015/03/s…
A man in Idaho went on vacation, and returned to find that a bear broke into his condo through a second story door, ate food, and defecated on his carpet. He closed the door to keep the bear away, but the bear then tried to enter through the cat door, only managing to poke its head in usatoday.com/story/news/n…
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_…
In 1988, Denny's restaurants (which are open 24 hours, 365 days a year) decided to close for Christmas and give their employees a day off. The only problem: their doors had no locks on them, so they had to outfit 700 locations with new locks so they would be able to close for the day. nytimes.com/1988/12/20/us…

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