In parts of New Jersey a Sloppy Joe refers to a cold cut sandwich on rye with coleslaw and Russian dressing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
In 1829, when pirates attacked a US ship, a man onboard managed to avoid their attention by dressing up as a priest. He put on black gown and a wide brimmed hat and stayed in his cabin. When the pirates found him, they made the sign of the cross and left. He was the only one not to be robbed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
In Cuba condoms are considered a multipurpose tool, used for fishing, hair dressing and wine making, among other things reuters.com/article/us-cu…
Alexander the Great, by the end of his military campaign conquering Asia, started dressing with foreign clothes, adopted foreign rituals, believed himself to be divine, and showed megalomaniac behaviour, making him lose the sympathy of his men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
In 1732 Jonathan Swift wrote a poem about a man who sneaks into his mistress' dressing room and smells her filthy chamber pot full of poop. poetryfoundation.org/poem…
Van Halen stipulated in their performance contracts that a bowl of M&M's, with all of the brown M&M's removed, was to be placed in their dressing room. They didn't do this to be jerks, but as a simple test to see if more important safety and quality specifications were attended to as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
Ranch Dressing is called β€œAmerican Sauce” in Europe mentalfloss.com/article/5…
San Francisco’s LBGT culture was rooted in the gold rush, when the city’s population was 95% men. The unbalanced gender ratio made things such as cross-dressing and same-sex dancing commonplace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGB…
Football player Didier Drogba stopped a Civil War in the Ivory Coast following qualification for the World Cup. He pleaded with the warring factions to lay down their arms during an interview in the dressing room following a game. telegraph.co.uk/sport/foo…
Prince Edward, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, & the Duchess of York all took part as team captains in slapstick TV gameshow The Grand Knockout Tournament, which featured ridiculous and somewhat humiliating games, like dressing up as giant vegetables and throwing fake hams at each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Carrageenan has been harvested since 600AD & is used in applications including ice cream, salad dressing, beer, processed ham, toothpaste, Fruit Gushers, firefighting foam, shampoo, air freshener gel, shoe polish, soy milk, diet soda, pet food, personal lube, & veggie hot dogs... among others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
A new, low-cost wound dressing leverages energy generated from a patient's own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the site of an injury. In rodent tests, the dressings reduced healing times to a mere three days compared to nearly two weeks for the normal healing process. phys.org/news/2018-11-ban…
Paul Newman started a salad dressing company as a joke. Writer AE Hotchner made fun of him for calling at any hour just to talk about something as banal as salad dressing. The brand was born shortly thereafter. mashed.com/79646/untold-t…
Ron Schur became obsessed with the salad dressing at The Galley Restaurant. He kept asking what was in it and every time he was told it was a secret. Finally, an annoyed waitress asked him, "If you want to know so badly, why don’t you buy the fucking place?" In 1989, he did. thegalleyrestaurant.net/#…
Jimi Hendrix played guitar in Little Richard's band until he was fired for being too flamboyant, out-dressing, and up staging the singer ultimate-guitar.com/artic…
In a review/comparison for the video games "Infamous" and "Prototype", Yahtzee Croshaw of Zero Punctuation ruled a tie for quality and jokingly said that a tiebreaker would involve the developers dressing up the competing game's protagonist in drag. Both development teams complied. kotaku.com/infamous-defea…
Brad Pitt's first job was him dressing up in a chicken suit to work at and advertise the El Pollo Loco restaurant. thetravel.com/little-know…
Ranch dressing was invented by a plumber while working in Alaska en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
Despite suffering 16 axe blows to the head, a man still lived long enough to go around and enact his morning routine in a zombie-like state- dressing, making breakfast, and even getting the morning paper, before succumbing to his wounds. youtube.com/watch?v=xrOwy…
With its cross-dressing and homosexual pairings, Some Like It Hot was released without a "Hays Code" certificate of approval. The Tony Curtis-Jack Lemmon comedy was an overwhelming success, helping put a final nail into the authority of code. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Som…
Fred Rogers, after filming a segment on David Letterman, stopped by Eddie Murphy's dressing room to give him his regards, and tell him how much he liked his portrayal. fredrogers.org/facebook/e…
While filming Man on the Moon at Universal Studios, Jim Carrey would scare tram tours passing the Bates Motel set by dressing up as Mrs. Bates and jumping on their trams while brandishing a knife en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
Foo Fighters trolled the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas City by dressing up as cowboys and singing a gay love song called Keep it Clean (Hot Buns) in front of them. youtube.com/watch?app=des…
Honey has almost equal or slightly superior effects when compared with conventional treatments for acute wounds and partial thickness burns. ... It can be used as a wound dressing to promote improved healing [leading] to improved wound healing ... pain relief and decreased inflammation ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Most states allow security cameras in dressing rooms, some behind two way mirrors. legalmatch.com/law-librar…
Keith Richards once snuck into Chuck Berry's dressing room, and started playing his guitar when he saw it sitting there. When Berry came in and saw Richards playing his guitar, he proceeded to punch him in the face. guitarworld.com/artists/t…
The US government regulates the production of, what is known as in the US as, β€œFrench Dressing” accessdata.fda.gov/script…
Before Norm MacDonald's first appearance on the Tonight Show his dressing room was crashed by Robin Williams. While in the room he pretended to be a Jewish Tailor, talked to Norm's friend on the phone while pretending to be a Chinese Restaurant employee, dressed Norm, and then left. theloop.ca/norm-macdonald…
Auschwitz prisoner Kazimierz Piechowski, along with 3 others, were able to escape the camp by simply dressing up as Nazi Officers & commandeering the Deputy FΓΌhrer's car. When they arrived at the gate they simply barked orders to the guards who let them out no questions asked. theguardian.com/world/201…
J.R.R Tolkien got the name for Samwise Gamgee from a doctor called Joseph Sampson Gamgee, the inventor of the 'Gamgee tissue', an absorbent gauze surgical dressing made from cotton wool. Hence, Tolkien named Samwise's wife in The Lord of the Rings books Rosie Cotton. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Leonard B. Robinson, known as the Baltimore Batman after dressing up as Batman and visiting hospitalized children in Baltimore, was killed in a car crash after his car broke down on the high way. nypost.com/2015/08/17/bel…
Jimi Hendrix and his band accidentally dropped lump of hash in their dressing room's sink right before a BBC concert. They had to dismantle the drainpipe to save it. "I found a maintenance man and begged tools [..] We succeeded in our task and had a great smoke." remembers drummer Mitch Mitchell krock1017fm.com/44-years-…
Infamous director Ed Wood was a US Marine during WWII wounded by machine gun fire at Tarawa. He claimed to fear being wounded more then death because any treatment medics gave might expose his secret cross-dressing/wearing of women's underwear under his uniform. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_…
A Russian man dug up and mummified the dead bodies of 26 little girls, before dressing them up and placing them around his house. He gave all of them names, threw them birthday parties, and considered them his "children". bbc.com/news/world-europe…
In the song "Yankee Doodle" the line "stuck a feather in his hat, and called it macaroni" macaroni refers to a popular cult in the 1760s who were known for their exoctic ways of dressing. npr.org/templates/story/s…
If you're dressing business casual, you should match the metal buckle to your watch and the leather to your shoes. esquire.com/style/advice/…
After a Groom forgot his wedding pants in the dressing room of a Minnesota clothier and flew to Costa Rica for his wedding, the Clothier sent his daughter on an 11-hour flight to deliver the pants personally because UPS and FedEx said they could not help. news.yahoo.com/pants-forg…
The kale salad with dressing at McDonald’s has more calories than a Double Big Mac cbc.ca/news/business/mcdo…
The fedora is named after a cross dressing princess from the play Fedora en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fed…
Miracle Whip dressing is named after the prototype emulsifying contraption, the "Miracle Whip" machine, that James Kraft purchased from inventor Charles Chapman in 1931. derekmueller.net/rc/teach…
After defeating the Persians, Alexander The Great started dressing like them and took two Persian wives. history.com/news/history-…
Modern Kleenex tissues were originally developed as a cotton-free wound dressing and filter for gas masks. cms.kimberly-clark.com/um…
The Shetland Islands celebrate the end of winter by dressing up as Vikings and burning a galley in a festival called Up Helly Aa. uphellyaa.org/about-up-he…
US police detectives have worn suits for more than 100 years. Dressing formally is "psychological armor"; it "establishes a barrier between them and the messiness" of police work, says a psychologist. nytimes.com/2008/05/04/ny…
Ranch dressing was invented in Alaska omaha.com/go/the-story-of…
Pharrell Williams requires a framed picture of Carl Sagan in his dressing room thesmokinggun.com/backsta…
Football(soccer) player Soldier Wilson had a heart attack during a match in 1906. Despite severe chest pains he asked to be subbed in the match again after two of his teammates were injured. He played for a few minutes before he collapsed and died in the dressing room mightyleeds.co.uk/players…
The original ending to the 2014 movie, Birdman, was going to end the same way it began, except with Johnny Depp in the dressing room Michael Keaton’s character started in and we would hear Captain Jack Sparrow’s voice talking to him, just as Birdman was talking to Keaton in the beginning slashfilm.com/birdman-alt…
A sly foodie convinced upper class Americans not to ever wash their salad bowls. The idea was that the dressing would cure the wooden bowl over time and make better and better salads. The real result was a rancid, smelly bowl. The practice continued for thirty years. articles.latimes.com/1999…
Ranch dressing is named as it is because it was the signature dressing of the Hidden Valley Ranch in California and was imitated by competitors as "Ranch style." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
Ranch dressing was invented by an Alaskan Plumber en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
Because their shows were so large, Van Halen inserted a clause in the middle of its contract requesting a bowl of M&Ms in the dressing room with all brown pieces removed. If they were not removed, they line-checked the entire production, often finding potentially life threatening oversights. thisamericanlife.org/radi…
King Henry VIII had a man called the "Groom of Stool" responsible for managing his toilet as well as undressing and dressing the King tudorsociety.com/groom-st…
Miracle Whip is a salad dressing, because the U.S. FDA requires that anything labeled as "mayonnaise" must contain a minimum of 65 percent vegetable oil by weight. realsimple.com/food-recip…
The Bee Gees once wrote "Les Tosseurs As Seen On Father Ted" on their dressing room door as a joke, which made people think someone else had done it to be mean to them. When Clive Anderson interviewed them and said they'll always be Tosseurs to him, they took offence and walked out. napathon.net/CliveAnderso…
Michael Jordan wore a jersey with the number 12 with no name on the back, during a game with the Orlando Magic, after someone broke into the Bull's dressing room and stole Michael Jordan's jersey. Jordan refused to sign autographs in Orlando after the incident. sportsillustrated.cnn.com…
A 14 year old boy broke into Buckingham Palace and ran off with Queen Victoria's underwear. He broke in again multiple times and in one of the instances, he was discovered under a sofa in the Queen's dressing room. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
When their menstrual periods came around Red Cross Nurses in WWI discovered a new use for the cheap mass-produced wadding made of wood pulp (compare with cotton dressings) and eventually made Kimberley Clark a fortune with Kotex (for Cotton Texture) products. bbc.com/news/magazine-269…
When Christopher Reeve was in ICU after his spinal injury, Robin Williams surprised him by dressing up as proctologist. Reeve wrote ""For the first time since the accident, I laughed." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Bugs Bunny is considered to be a gay icon due to his cross-dressing antics and camp appeal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay…
The cross-dressing character β€œCorporal Klinger” on M*A*S*H was inspired by the '50s/'60s counterculture comedian Lenny Bruce who was dishonorably discharged from the Navy during WWII for wearing a woman's uniform and claiming homosexual tendencies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The Yankee Doodle lyrics "Stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni" refer not to the pasta, but to Macaroni fashion, a British type of pompous over-dressing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
The Adventures of Superman radio program incorporated KKK terms and secrets into a villain that Superman fought every week. Southern Klansmen suddenly began noticing their children dressing up as superman and fighting "klan-man," which lead to a membership decline as a result. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
The Thousand Islands, from the dressing, is an archipelago that straddles Canada–US border in the Saint Lawrence River en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
The basis for McDonald's Big Mac sauce, Thousand Island dressing, is Canadian en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
On Dog Carrying Day, villagers of the Miao people honor their dogs by dressing them in clothes and carrying them in palanquins shanghaiist.com/2016/08/1…
Newman's Own (mostly known for their salad dressing) donates all after tax proceeds towards various charities including church organizations and free speech awards. They also have a summer camp that has seen almost 400,000 serious ill kids attend it all free of charge. newmansownfoundation.org/…
Ranch dressing originated from a dude ranch in 1950 Santa Barbara, California en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
Stuffing made in a pan outside of cooked poultry is called 'dressing' and if made inside the fowl, it's called 'stuffing.' butterball.com/how-tos/st…
Jonathan Swift wrote a poem about the filthiness of a woman's dressing room, which caused a woman to write a poem about him visiting prostitutes and being impotent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of Johanna Westerdijk, the first female professor in the Netherlands. She told her school teacher she would make enough to pay someone to do her chores, was a noted party animal, and started a tradition of dressing geese in costumes and parading them around at university events. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Humans have used fleas for centuries for entertainment purposes, including dressing them up, flea circuses and tiny watch manipulation. fleacircus.co.uk/History.…
When filming the movie "The Great Escape," not only did Steve Mcqueen do all his own stunts, he ended up dressing up as a Nazi and chasing himself during the motorcycle escape because the stunt drivers on the show couldn't keep up. allaboutbikes.com/bike-pr…
The Chevalier d'Γ‰on, French diplomat and spy, appeared publicly as male for 49 years but once infiltrated the court of Empress Elizabeth of Russia by posing as a woman. In 1777, d'Γ‰on began dressing publicly as a woman and claimed to be female. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Germany tried to legitimize it's invasion of Poland as "defensive" by dressing SS troops in Polish uniforms and attacking a few small German border installations, even going as far as to leave dead concentration camp prisoners in Polish uniforms at the location. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Ranch dressing was invented in Alaska ediblealaska.ediblecommun…
There is such a thing as Competitive Hobbyhorse in which competitors compete in equestrian jumping and dressing events while riding toy horses on a stick. horsenetwork.com/2017/03/…
Vegas Casinos wouldn't allow Sammy Davis Jr to stay in their hotels, didn’t provide him a dressing room, and required him to wait outside by the pool between acts. vegasmaster.com/las-vegas…
The top Tupperware salesperson in America is a 6 foot 5 inch man named Robert Suchan. He makes $250,000 year dressing up in drag as a character called "Aunt Barbara" based on his own aunt. m.huffpost.com/us/entry/2…
Hidden Valley really is the original ranch dressing... and it's owned by Clorox. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
Stuntman Kane Hodder (who played Jason in Friday the 13th Part 7) once scared a guy off while in full costume when he was walking back to his dressing room through the woods one night after filming. 929nin.com/10-things-you-…
In Turkey boys aged 6 to 11 become a king for a day during their SΓΌnnet DüğünΓΌ - a day of celebration for their circumcision that includes dressing like a king, eating sweets, receiving gifts, and partying with family, friends, and neighbors. captivatingcappadocia.com…
When baseball player Chuck Finley was told of his ex-wife's allegations against him of heavy steroid, alcohol, and marijuana use, he responded with "I can't believe she left out the cross-dressing." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Today I learned of Matsuko Deluxe, an openly-gay Japanese TV personality known for promoting LGBT rights in Japan, cross-dressing on-air, and being 300+lbs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Spartan marriage involved a custom of capturing a woman, shaving her head, and dressing her in a man's clothing. Then the groom/capturer would secretly visit her, and finally sleep with her. All Spartans were required to marry at age 30. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
Ranch dressing was invented in Alaska omaha.com/go/the-story-of…
Russian dressing was invented in New Hampshire in the 1910s; it is unknown in authentic Russian cuisine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus…
Canada was the last colony in the New World to have been visited by a Jew. The first was a cross-dressing female sailor who was deported back to France when her gender and religion were discovered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Est…
Medieval Catholic doctrine held that cross-dressing should be evaluated based on context and that necessity would be a permissible reason for cross-dressing. (which made Joan d'Arc innocent) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa…
Before he became successful at acting, Brad Pitt supported himself by driving strippers in limos, moving refrigerators and dressing as a giant chicken while working for "el Pollo Loco". imdb.com/name/nm0000093/b…
In 1859, a man named Joshua Norton proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States through letters distributed to San Francisco newspapers, and he spent the final 20 years of his life dressing the part and trying to overthrow elected government while issuing various decrees. pbs.org/weta/thewest/peop…
After Jarvis Cocker invaded the stage during Michael Jackson's Brits performance in 95, he was held and questioned for two hours by police in his dressing room and later taken to the station. He was accompanied by comedian Bob Mortimer, a qualified solicitor, who offered to represent him. youtu.be/Okjffee23kc
Malcolm X avoided the WWII draft by dressing extravagantly and telling the army psychiatrist that he wished to lead Southern blacks in murdering Southern whites. sparknotes.com/lit/malcol…
Today I learned of Jonny Jakobsen, a white Danish-Swedish dance artist who reached #1 on the charts by dressing up as an Indian en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
I learned that in 2009, 17 British men were arrested in Greece for dressing up as "naughty nuns". They were still in their outfits at court the next day, but charges were dropped when no one testified against them. (bonus: picture in the link) theguardian.com/world/200…
Dickinson Bishop (no cheap jokes) is rumored to have survived the Titanic by dressing as a women to get on to a lifeboat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dic…
Brigham Young's son Brigham Morris Young publicly performing as a cross-dressing singer under the pseudonym Madam Pattirini. He could produce a convincing falsetto, and many in the audience did not realize that Pattirini was Young. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._…
Countries that don't have ranch dressing, mostly refer to the taste as "American flavor" when used in snack foods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
The Wafuku, the tradicional Japanese clothing has a rule which states that every robe, as Kimonos and Yukatas, should be tied with the left side covering the right, do the opposite and you will be dressing as a dead person. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…

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