The Adamites were a 2nd century Christian sect that sought to re-create the innocence of the Garden of Eden. To this end they called their church β€œParadise”, practiced nudism, rejected marriage and claimed they could do whatever they wanted because they had no knowledge of good/evil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
Until 1956 after the end of British rule, Egypt hadn’t been both fully independent and ruled by native Egyptians for 2500 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
ADHD doesn't always mean 'short attention span'. 'Hyperfocusing' on a task for hours on end is also a known symptom of ADHD, where the inability to stop is considered to be the problem. additudemag.com/understan…
The boxer who beat Roy Jones Jr. at the 1988 Olympics in a controversial split decision wishes he had lost. Park Si-Hun was so traumatized by his contentious victory that he retired from boxing after the end of the games. olympics.nbcsports.com/20…
Luis Vitton burn any excess stock at the end of each year to main exclusivity, theft and avoid discount prices luxuryviewer.com/does-lou…
Christian radio host Harold Camping predicted the world would end on May 21, 2011. Followers gave up their jobs, sold their homes, and stopped investing in their children's college funds. On May 22, his office had a paper note in the window stating, "This office is closed. Sorry we missed you!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
Since 8-track tapes have a loop-play function, where after the end the tape is played from the beginning once again, the 8-track version of the Pink Floyd album "Animals" was changed for playing on repeat - a guitar solo connecting the first and the last song on the album was added. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig…
In 1967, hippies attempted a ritual to levitate the Pentagon in the air to end the Vietnam War. smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
The Black Death was responsible for the beginning of the end of European Feudalism/Manoralism. As there were fewer workers, their lords were forced to pay higher wages. With higher wages, there were fewer restrictions on travel. Eventually, this would lead to a trade class/middle class. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
As the Bangladesh liberation war neared its end, a final effort was made by Pakistan to kill as many intellectuals as possible, to eliminate the future leaders of the new nation of Bangladesh. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
People would come and go during movies before Psycho. Hitchcock required theaters to not allow people in after it started. It was after that when people would watch entire movies more regularly from start to end hollywoodreporter.com/rac…
Catherine De Medici maintained 80 ladies-in-waiting, whom she allegedly used as tools to seduce courtiers for political ends. They were known as her "flying squadron". She also used them as a court attraction. In 1577, she threw a banquet at which the food was served by topless women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
The rise of Japanese whisky rests on the efforts of Masataka Taketsuru, a pioneering chemist who brought the craft of Scottish whisky to Japan. He married a Scottish woman and they founded Yoichi distillery in 1934. While the first whisky was maturing, they sold apple juice to make ends meet. chilledmagazine.com/masat…
Towards the end of WW2, the Germans filled the V2 rocket warheads with concrete as they were running out of explosives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-2…
They had a swear jar on the set of My Girl for when Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd or Howard Zieff would curse. The β€˜f’ word was $10 and the β€˜s’ word was $5, which Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky would split. At the end, Jamie owed about $200 each, Dan about $50 each and Howard about $60 each. sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-…
Today I learned about "Pele's tears" and "Pele's hair" which are named after the Hawaiian fire goddess of volcanoes, Pele. Pele's tears are small pieces of solidified lava drops, whereas Pele's hair is thin strands of volcanic glass. Pele's tears are often found on one end of a strand of Pele's hair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pel…
, during World War II, Soviet physicists Anatoly Alexandrov & Igor Kurchatov created the LPTI system, which helps in demagnetizing ships to protect them from German naval mines. By the end of 1941, the system was successfully used by Soviet Navy in the Baltic Sea and Black Sea naval campaigns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
Noodles, guitarist for the The Offspring kept his job as a high school janitor for three months after the band got big because he promised his boss he wouldn't quit till the end of the school year kerrang.com/the-news/nood…
Children's author Shel Silverstein has won 2 Grammy Awards. One for the audio recording of Where the Sidewalk Ends, and the other for writing Johnny Cash's famous song, A Boy Named Sue. grammy.com/grammys/artist…
Wolves in Winnipeg zoo dig escape tunnel, end up in polar bear exhibit cottagelife.com/outdoors/…
Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire in the 380s, when Emperor Theodosius banned Pagan rituals and holidays, disbanded the Vestal virgins, extinguished the Sacred Fire, destroyed the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and put an end to the Ancient Olympic Games en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Towards the end of WW2 Herman Goering had become so addicted to para-codeine that he was travelling with almost the entire world’s supply gaijinass.com/2010/07/12/…
Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, has suffered many mishaps including fires, breakdowns, and landing accidents. It had to be towed home from the Mediterranean, lost an Su-33 off the end of the deck, and had a dry dock crane crash through its deck. Repairs have been put off. arstechnica.com/tech-poli…
Scientists were able to partially restore function to the legs of a paralyzed rat by implanting asparagus between the severed ends of the spinal cord ted.com/talks/andrew_pell…
Polaris, the famous north star at the tail end of the little dipper constellation, is actually 3 stars very close together that look like a single star hubblesite.org/contents/n…
Peter Gabriel wanted to end his album β€œSo” with the track β€œIn Your Eyes” but the difficulty of getting more definition on bass at the end of a vinyl album side had him move it to the start of side two. When the album was re-released on CD, he restored the song to the end of the album en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_…
Gregg Alexander of the band New Radicals co-wrote the song "Lost Without Each Other" on Hanson's 2004 album Underneath. This is notable because New Radicals' hit song "You Get What You Give" ends with Alexander insulting Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Beck, and...Hanson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Today I learned that at the end of the Mexican-American War, there was a popular movement in the US to annex All of Mexico. It was opposed by Congress, mainly because Mexico wasn't white enough. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
Over 60% of all prices in all stores end in the number 9, Because businesses use the "left digit effect." when pricing items. I.E., (Pricing an item $4.99 instead of $5). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psy…
One reason Lyndon B. Johnson did not run for re-election was because a study he commissioned had predicted he would die at 64 and thus may not make it through a 2nd term. True enough, he would die on 22 January 1973 at 64, 2 days after what would have been the end of his 2nd term. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
Japanese Gen. Kuribayashi knew he was facing unsurmountable odds during the invasion of Iwo Jima. He forbade standard Japanese banzai charges, leading an American general to say he was "one smart bastard." At the end, he inflicted 26k American casualties while fighting with "emaciated men." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tad…
Use of the word "road" for a fixed land route started at the end of the 16th century, with Shakespeare the first known user. Because of that, there are no roads in the "City of London" (London's medieval core): all the ways there had been named before the word came into the English language worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-…
The film Donnie Darko took only 28 days to shoot; coincidentally the timer in the movie counting down to the end of the world is approximately 28 days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Nazis left behind so many of their Karabiner 98k rifles at the end of WW2 that they ended up being used for the rest of the 20th century all over the world, and some were even used in Iraq after the 2003 invasion. Somewhere out there, an 80-year-old Nazi rifle is still used in warfare. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
Today I learned of Operation Linebacker II or The Christmas Bombings. It saw the largest heavy bomber strikes launched by the U.S. Air Force since the end of World War II, intended to be a "maximum effort" campaign which could only be accomplished by B-52s". 2 years later, Saigon would fall to North Vietnam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Wedding days often used to end with a "bedding ceremony" where friends and family watched the couple enter bed and, on occasion, witnessed their first sexual intercourse en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed…
'The Milk Maid' by Vermeer was exhibited in the United States at the outbreak of World War 2 and was kept in the US until the end of the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The only word in English that ends in -mt is "dreamt", and its extensions like daydreamt and redreamt. inshorts.com/en/news/drea…
A formal peace treaty to end WWII hasn't been signed between Russia and Japan because of disputed claims over the Kuril Islands. npr.org/2019/01/22/687319…
The song 'Who let the dogs out?' sparked a bidding war between Nickelodeon and Disney. Disney wanted it to be in the movie 101 Dalmatians, and Nickelodeon wanted it to be in Rugrats in Paris. In the end, Nickelodeon offered the band their own concert special, and paid the cost of the video ew.com/article/2015/09/10…
F1 teams don’t own their tires, and at the end of each race teams have to return the tires to Pirelli. Even used tires must be returned to prevent industrial espionage. cnet.com/roadshow/news/20…
The Diderot Effect is obtaining a new possession which often creates a spiral of consumption which leads you to acquire more new things. As a result, we end up buying things that our previous selves never needed to feel happy or fulfilled jamesclear.com/diderot-ef…
I learned Sue, the most complete T. Rex skeleton, was discovered by paleontologist Sue Hendrickson when she and her crew got a flat tire at the end of their field season. During repairs, Hendrickson found bones at a cliff face leading the discovery of larger bones in the cliff's formation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sue…
There were 53 extras in the 1993 film Philadelphia with AIDS or were HIV positive, and 43 of them had died by the end of 1994. During his Golden Globe acceptance speech for Best Actor, Tom Hanks paid tribute to the courage and humanity of one extra named Mark Sorensen. orlandosentinel.com/news/…
A copy of the Tang-dynasty Chinese version of the Diamond SΕ«tra (11th May 868) is the earliest dated printed book. It is also the first known creative work with an explicit public-domain dedication, as its colophon at the end states that it was created "for universal free distribution." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia…
Straight razor manufacturing almost came to an end, but demand increased after the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. outsideonline.com/2116451…
Beethoven kept conducting past the end of his premiere of the 9th Symphony, being several bars off, as the piece was directed by an alternate conductor while Beethoven also conducted on stage, due to Beethoven's deafness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sym…
A British plan to assassinate Hitler was ultimately called off because they thought keeping him in power would help the war end faster given his terrible decision making and strategy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The Beechcraft Bonanza airplane is nicknamed "the doctor killer". This is due to the number of wealthy professionals who take up flying as a hobby and end up crashing in it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
The 1932 film "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" helped bring an end to the widespread use of chain gangs in the American South. britannica.com/topic/I-Am…

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