A man named George Raveling holds Martin Luther King, Jr.'s manuscript for the "I Have A Dream" speech. Raveling volunteered as a security guard at the event and asked for the document. King gave it to him, and Raveling, now 83, still has it today. He's turned down $3 million for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
When dreaming, hardcore video gamers have been reported to be able to toggle between first and third-person point-of-view; readily take control over and even enjoy nightmares; and have more dreams that involve far-fetched or impossible scenarios, like imaginary characters or space travel theverge.com/2014/1/21/53…
Today I learned of the tragedy of Love Canal, NY a town that was meant to be a dream community but was built on a toxic waste dump. The government ignored helping the families suffering from birth defects and health issues until a group of activist moms kidnapped 2 EPA officials for a few hours. wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_C…
Marlon Brandon was in the Civil Rights movement throughout his career, and later advocated for the rights of indigenous Americans. His outspoken activism, in the midst of the harshly segregated '60s, earned him a reserved place near the podium of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 "I Have a Dream" youtu.be/WNWxtr3is6k
Michael Jordan said the biggest benefit of playing on the Olympic 1992 Dream Team was that he learned more about his teammates' weaknesses. He later defeated Barkley, Malone, and Stockton in three NBA finals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
The New Year's Confetti @ Times Square are literally made of people’s hopes and dreams; the Times Square Visitor Center wall is open year round for people to put Post-Its up with their next-year’s wishes, which are made into confetti maps.roadtrippers.com/tri…
Basketball Hall of Famer George Raveling volunteered as security during MLK's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Immediately after the speech he asked MLK for the original typewritten manuscript, which he gave him. He still has it and has refused offers of more than $3,000,000 for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_H…
Dr. Martin Luther King improvised the most famous part of his historic "I Have A Dream" speech, abandoning paragraphs of his prepared speech. Also, contrary to popular image, the speech faded quickly into obscurity and only resurfaced after King was murdered. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Morphine was named after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams the-hospitalist.org/hospi…
The 2007 film "Are We Done Yet?" starring Ice Cube is a remake of the 1986 film "The Money Pit" starring Tom Hanks which was a remake of the 1948 film "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" starring Cary Grant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
Van Halen refused to make videos for their album 5150, so Warner Bros quickly cobbled together a video for the song "Dreams" by using stock footage of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels. The cheap video became a surprise hit on MTV and the Navy began to use it as part of their recruiting efforts. navalhistory.org/2020/01/…
Today I learned about Sleeping Beauty Syndrome, an extremely rare illness, which causes episodes of being mostly asleep for weeks at a time. If awake during an episode, sufferers are confused about what is real and what is a dream. The condition appears in adolescence and resolves itself 10-15 years later. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
In the 1950s the people of Ghana started the art of creating figurative coffins. Families commission these coffins to represent the dreams or achievements of a deceased loved one, or to characterize their personalities. bbc.com/news/world-africa…
The term "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" was coined by film critic, Nathan Rabin. He made up the term to describe the love interest played by Kristen Dunst in the 2005 film "Elizabethtown" in his review. Needless to say, he didn't like the film. film.avclub.com/the-bataa…
Bob Newhart's 2nd TV series, 'Newhart' ended its series finale with his character from his 1st TV series 'The Bob Newhart Show' waking up in bed and revealing all 8 seasons of "Newhart" had been an indigestion fueled dream. ew.com/article/2010/06/17…
The 'Pine Barrens' episode of The Sopranos was based on a dream director Timothy Van Patten had where Paulie and Christopher were lost in the woods. This stemmed from Tim's childhood when his father would tell him about a creature that lived in the Barrens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
"I'll Be Home For Christmas" is a bout a WW2 soldier who can't make it home for the holiday, which is why the last line is "if only in my dreams." robynnscorner.949starcoun…
Between 1997-2018, only 6 of the 21 winners of the HGTV Dream Home sweepstakes (28%) owned or lived in the home for more than a year. The Dream Home grand prizeβ€”typically $250,000 in cash, a car, plus the home itself comes with a federal income-tax bill of about $700,000. countryliving.com/real-es…
To avoid confusion, television broadcasts of 'Inception' in Japan include text in the corner of the screen to remind viewers which level of the dream each scene takes place in. famousfix.com/topic/incep…
Then-teenagers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were extras in the Fenway Park scene in Field of Dreams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fie…
Steve Tyler changed his singing voice/style after 'Dream On' because he wanted it to sound deeper and more soulful, which is why this Aerosmith song's vocals are so different from their trademark sound. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dre…
In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pitched a mystery story to an author, about a man trapped in a boring life, who dreams of running off with $5 million and starting over. 6 top mystery writers wrote a chapter each, and the book was published, and even turned into a movie in 1936 mentalfloss.com/article/2…
MLK's famous 'I Have A Dream' Speech was given to a random volunteer, who put in a book and forgot about it until 1984, not realising the significance of it. cbsnews.com/news/guardian…
A deceased man was considered a coauthor of a 1990 math paper after he appeared in a dream to the other author to explain some of the key ideas. gwern.net/docs/math/1990-…
Metal band Dream Theater released an album on September 11th, 2001, called "Live Scenes from New York"; the artwork depicted the twin towers on fire, although it was soon recalled following the 9/11 attacks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…
The famous horror film "The nightmare on elm street" is actually based on a true story. The director claimed of a young boy who saw a mysterious creature trying to kill him in his dreams. Days after trying to stay awake, the boy screamed, then died in his sleep cinemablend.com/new/Night…
(x + y)^2 = x^2 + y^2 is called "freshman's dream" in mathematics and is actually true and very useful in certain fields en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Sting owns 85% of the rights to Juice WRLD's song "Lucid Dreams" because it features a sample of his 1993 hit β€œShape of My Heart.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc…
The song β€œDon't Dream It's Over” by Crowded House was once named the Best New Zealand/Australian Song of All Time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Japan developed a Train that can travel from Tokyo to Osaka (~500km) in 14 minutes from 1965 to 1967. After a successful test, it unfortunately ended as a a dream as the G force will likely kill all passengers at launch. youtube.com/watch?v=iCCOH…
In 2019 LEGO polled more than 3000 kids aged 8-12 year olds about future dream professions - while a majority of kids in China (56%) wanted to be astronauts when they grow up, in the US and UK, becoming a Youtuber was the most chosen profession, 3X more popular than astronauts businessinsider.com/ameri…
There are Hallucinogenic fish, including Sarpa salpa known as "the fish that makes dreams" in Arabic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
Today I learned of Nadia ComΔƒneci. She became the first gymnast to receive a perfect score at the Olympics, at 14 years old in '76. The song "Cotton's Dream" was used often by Roger Riger to playback Nadia's performances. The song became a hit in '76 & the composers changed the song's title to "Nadia's Theme". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nad…
The inventor of the sewing machine had a dream where cannibals were going to cook him. In the dream their spears had holes at the tip that they raised up and down. This inspired him for the breakthrough of the machine, putting a hole at the tip instead of the base. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
At 65 Stephen Hawking fulfilled his dream and did a backflip in zero gravity youtube.com/watch?v=TPeGD…
How the 1992 USA Men's basketball 'Dream Team' Olympic win was the highlight of the players' careers except Michael Jordan who said that the biggest benefit for him was that he learned more about his teammates' weaknesses. He later defeated Barkley, Malone, and Stockton in three NBA finals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
Docters in victorian England thought spermatorrhoea, aka a wet dream, could lead to a nervous breakdown. The jugum penis ring was designed to penetrate the skin with metal teeth in case of an unwanted erection during sleep, causing pain and thereby preventing a possible ejaculation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jug…
People who are depressed can dream 3 times more than the people who are not depressed. banyanmentalhealth.com/20…
Born-blind people actually dream of visual content. That's because auditory and tactile inputs can create virtual images in their brain, and that images can be revealed in their dreams. sciencedirect.com/science…
Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight series, was inspired to write the books based on a dream she had. Stephenie said she was never a writer before Twilight. edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVI…
A small percentage of the population can read during their dreams, and they tend to be writers, especially poets. inverse.com/article/38510…
The first ever phone to run in an Android system is the HTC Dream also known as HTC G1 or T-Mobile G1, as it was set to revolutionize the smartphone market. Aside from running in an Android system, it had 3G support and 3.2 inch screen smartphone and it was released in 2008 gizmochina.com/2019/06/06…
Lucid dreaming is an important practice in Tibetan Buddhism, developed between the 8th to 10th century. Believing all phenomenons are like dreams, the experiences we receive while sleeping can be as real as when we're awake, and lucid dreaming can unite dreams and reality into one existence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dre…
Jimmy Carter's family were all farmers for 350 years and no member of his father’s family had ever finished high school. Carter's childhood dream was "to go to the Naval Academy, get a college education, and serve in the U.S. Navy" navylive.dodlive.mil/2015…
There was a β€œDream Tour” featuring holograms of late rock β€˜n roll icons Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
"Comrade Kim goes Flying" is North Korea’s first β€œgirl power” movie and it was screened at numerous film festivals in 2014. The story of coal miner, her dream of becoming a trapeze artist is crushed by an arrogant trapeze star who believes miners belong underground and not in the air comradekimgoesflying.com/
The term "Pipe Dream" originated from the opium dens of the old west, where people would hallucinate after smoking too much opium. grammarist.com/phrase/pip…
The Rolling Stones’ first No. 1 single, '(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction', was written, in part, by Keith Richards during a dream. Apparently, while asleep, he started rolling a tape and playing guitar, and the next morning he listened back and was satisfied with about 30 seconds of the riff. ultimateclassicrock.com/r…
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, famous film critics, agreed nine times on 'best of the year' film: Z, The Godfather, Nashville, The Right Stuff, Do the Right Thing, GoodFellas, Schindler's List, Hoop Dreams, and Fargo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
That"Piano Man", Billy Joel's signature song, is in the National Recording Registry, along with Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. loc.gov/item/prn-16-056/

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