I learned that Drake Bell moved to Mexico after finding out he was popular there, changed his name to "Drake Campana", posts on social media in Spanish and also sings in the language comicbook.com/irl/news/dr…
California was claimed for the English crown by privateer Sir Francis Drake in 1579. He landed in Northern California at Point Reyes, established friendly relations with the Coast Miwok people, and left to return to England a month later. Later colonial charters were, therefore, coast to coast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
:The classical composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had the highest selling CD's in 2016 even beating the likes of Drake, Kanye West and BeyoncΓ© nme.com/news/music/bigges…
The TalkBox was first made famous by Country Music artist Pete Drake in the 1960s. youtube.com/watch?v=_R9an…
In 2018, Drake was reportedly responsible for 5% (CAD$440 million) of Toronto's total annual tourism income billboard.com/articles/co…
Mozart sold the most CDs in 2016, beating out Adele, Drake, and BeyoncΓ©, even though all of those artists had Grammy-winning hits that year. npr.org/2016/12/12/505311…
Today I learned of Tom Crean, an Antarctic explorer who with Ernest Shackleton, sailed 17 days in a lifeboat through 800 miles of storm-tossed Drake Passage to save 22 men. Shackleton later recalled, "He always sang when he was steering and nobody ever discovered what the song was...but somehow it was cheerful" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
The chorus of Eminem's hit song Monster (sung by Rhianna) was written by pop musician Jon Bellion in 2012. At that time, his musical career consisted of a mixtape with 11,000 downloads and a cover of a Drake song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
In 1930, Drs. Alan Brown, Fred Tisdall & Theo Drake of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children in Canada invented Pablum or baby cereal. Pablum was the "first ready-to-use vitamin & mineral enriched baby cereal" and was created to improve nutrition in pediatric patients. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pab…
Sir Francis Drake was considered a hero in England with Queen Elizabeth I awarding him knighthood in 1581. However, the Spanish considered him a pirate. King Philip II once offered a reward of 20,000 ducats ($8 million USD) for his capture or death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Today I learned of Puerto San Julian in South Argentina where Magellan and Drake both made a stop during their circumnavigation. In this harbour, they both trialed and sentenced mutineers to death or other penalties: Magellan had one executed and 2 left behind, Drake had one beheaded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pue…
When the Nick Drake song "Pink Moon" was used in a Volkswagen commercial in 1999, the US sales of his albums went from about 6,000 in 1999 to 74,000 in 2000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
The Drake Equation (which gives an estimate of the number of communicable intelligent civilizations) has a reasonable range from 0.00000000000091 (only 1 in the universe) to over 15 million in our galaxy alone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
A 3 second clip from Bill Wither's "Use Me" was used by Kendrick, Kanye, J. Cole, Drake, Nas, and Logic. unspottedmusic.com/music/…
During a UK tour in 2011, Drake spent an β€˜β€˜obscene amount of money’’ on first editions of children’s classic books β€˜Charlotte’s Web’ and β€˜Winnie the Pooh’. bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
Drake's 2018 hit "Nice for What" sampled Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor," which sampled Wu-Tang's "Can It All Be So Simple," which sampled Gladys Knight's cover of Streisand's "The Way We Were." So the writer of "The Way We Were" is also credited on "Nice for What" but no part of his writing is in it billboard.com/articles/co…
The song β€œLift Yourself” by Kanye West was made specifically to piss off Drake. Drake had been planning to use the β€œLift Yourself” beat for his song, but Kanye didn’t give him enough time before releasing his own nonsensical version. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lif…
Today I learned of the Spanish galleon, which was famously defeated by sir Francis Drake, was named Cagafuego or "Fireshitter" wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuestr…
Peloton was accused of lifting Drake, Lady Gaga Songs without consent in a $150 million lawsuit aol.com/article/finance/2…
Drake Bell, despite having little music success in the U.S., has multiple top 10 singles and albums in Mexico en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
That in 1589, one year after the Spanish Armada failed in its attempt to invade England, a larger English Armada led by Francis Drake was sent to destroy what was left of the Spanish fleet and was also defeated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eng…
Ludwig von Drake was the first major cartoon character that Walt Disney created specifically for television. d23.com/did-you-know-8-ge…
Batman’s third robin, Tim Drake, was named after then upcoming director for the new Batman film, Tim Burton. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
The singer Drake's nickname among his fans in China is "gōng yā", literally "male duck", while Kanye West's nickname in China is "kǎn yΓ©", which in Beijing dialect means "someone who brags a lot with no actions to follow it up" 88-bar.com/2015/02/spelun…
After hearing Eminem’s verse on Drake’s song Forever, Kanye West took two days and cancelled appointments to rewrite his. southpawer.com/2015/05/11…
Today I learned of Tom Crean, an Irish Antartic explorer who along with Ernest Shackleton and two other men, sailed 1,500km in a life boat across Drake passage to save the lives of 22 men stranded on Elephant island. Known as one of the most extraordinary feats of seamanship and navigation in recorded history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Drake Bell’s (of Drake and Josh) mother is in the pool and billiards hall of fame, has won a string of championships over a decades-long career, and is quite famous in her own right. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
S.Korean group BTS is the Second biggest Artist in the world, second only to Drake, Bringing in 3.63 Billion USD to the Korean Economy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BTS…
Today I learned about John Paul Jones, a Revolutionary War naval captain who raided England in 1778 by capturing a naval fort without firing a shot, stole an Earl's silver set, and beat and captured the British frigate HMS Drake in British waters. youtube.com/watch?v=BusyV…
Today I learned of a table called "the cupboard" in Middle Temple Hall in London, reputedly made from timbers of The Golden Hind, the famous galleon and privateer used by Sir Francis Drake to circumnavigate the globe in the 1570s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
The rapper Drake graduated high school on October 2012 at the age of 25 washingtontimes.com/news/…
The rapper Drake visited Drake University in the middle of the night after students gave up trying to get him to visit during a tour stop college.usatoday.com/2016…
Drake's uncle is Larry Graham, bassist of Sly and The Family Stone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
Following the use of the title track in a Volkswagen commercial in 1999, album sales for Nick Drake's "Pink Moon" in the U.S. shot up from a total of 6,000 before the commercial to 74,000 in the year 2000...an 11 fold increase in a year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Today I learned of the legend of Sir Francis Drake's drum. On his deathbed he requested that the drum be returned to England, and if ever they came under attack, one was to beat the drum and he would return to protect the country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
Drake had a cameo in an Indian-Canadian hockey comedy movie that was released in English and Punjabi. Rob Lowe also starred in that film en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bre…
The famed Drake equation, which calculates how many civilizations are likely in our galaxy, estimates 156 million. But, if you factor in how likely life is to evolve, that number decreases to 9x10^-11. Basically zero. thisamericanlife.org/radi…
Roger Williams (pianist) got expelled from his music Drake University for playing "Smoke gets in your eyes" in the practice room instead of classical music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rog…
Today I learned of the Fermi Paradox - the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations, such as in the Drake equation, and the lack of evidence for such civilizations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Today I learned of the Singeing of the king of Spain’s Beard when Sir Francis Drake led a preemptive attack on the Spanish Armada assembling in Cadiz and whilst escaping robbing a Spanish treasure carrying roughly Β£114,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
Sir Francis Drake invented the early Mojito and it was known as 'El Draque'. Rum safer to drink than water on ships, limes to tackle scurvy, mint and sugar for taste. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moj…
English Pirate/Privateer Sir Francis Drake captured Spanish galleon Cacafuego in 1579 with ease, by firing 'Chain Shot' (two cannonballs connected by a chain) at its mizzen mast, severing it completely. newworldexploration.com/e…
Musician Drake originally found fame as an actor on Canadian teen drama 'Degrassi'. For 100 episodes, Drake played Jimmy: A wealthy teen who becomes paraplegic and eventually pursues a career in music en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
All ducks are ducks, but only half of ducks are drakes. (Male ducks are drakes, female ducks are just called ducks.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duc…
The rapper Drake owns a pair of solid gold OVO Air Jordan 10s, made by artist Matthew Senna. According to the owner, the shoes weigh about 100 pounds. esquire.com/style/news/a4…
Josh Peck (Josh from Drake and Josh) is going to play Charles Bukowski in James Franco's upcoming Bukowski biopic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buk…
Nick Drake recorded the album Pink Moon in 4 hours, with himself on all instruments. It was ranked #48 on Melody Maker's list of 100 All Time Greatest Albums en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
When Nick Drake released his album Pink Moon in 1972 it only sold 2,000 copies. In 2000, 25 years after his death, Volkswagen used the title track for an advertisement and the record sold 5,000 more copies. He was known to have despised commercialism. rollingstone.com/music/al…
SETI stated in 2004 that based on the Drake equation, they expect to get a conclusive signal and proof of alien contact between 2020 and 2025. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SET…

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