Prince’s β€œBreakfast Can Wait” album cover features Dave Chappelle impersonating Prince. Chappelle said he had to appreciate the way his joke was co-opted. "That's a Prince judo move right there.” diffuser.fm/prince-breakf…
Despite Disney claiming that Steamboat Willie was the "first synchronized sound cartoon", the actual first cartoon to feature synchronized sound was the Fleischer Studios "My Old Kentucky Home" in 1926, 2 years before Steamboat Willie was released youtube.com/watch?v=GvW55…
Polymer banknotes were developed in Australia. In 1988, they were the first country to issue such notes. Today, many countries have switched completely to polymer banknotes. These notes incorporate many security features not available in paper banknotes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
The reason why Tenet features a real Boeing 747 crash is that when the numbers were crunched, it turned out that it was more efficient to wreck a real plane rather than use miniatures or CGI. cinemablend.com/news/2546…
Today I learned about Jimmy the Crow who appeared in over 1,000 features from the β€˜30s through the β€˜50s. He was trained in an assortment of tricks, such as typing, opening letters, and even riding a tiny motorcycle. Jimmy Stewart said he was the β€œsmartest actor” on the set of It’s A Wonderful Life. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_…
Today I learned of the Pittsburgh Toilet or "Pittsburgh Potty." In Pittsburgh, many basements or cellars feature a toilet, unguarded by walls, free-standing in the center of the floor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
The first full length feature film was "The Story of the Kelly Gang". It was made in Australia in 1906, and tells the story of the notorious bushranger Ned Kelly. The movie ran for 60-70 minutes, and was produced by theatrical company J. and N. Tait. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
β€œsmart” toilets identify users through their fingerprint and distinctive features of their anoderm to analyze excreta using computer vision and deep learning. The data is then encrypted and stored in the cloud. nature.com/articles/s4155…
According to the extreme male brain theory of autism, autism is significantly more diagnosed in males than females because it is caused by an exaggeration of features associated with male brains en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
In 1975, Sean Connery co-wrote a script for a Bond film called "Warhead". It features Spectre, from a secret base in the Statue of Liberty, launching an attack on NYC. Robotic hammerhead sharks, armed with nuclear weapons, are sent into the city’s sewers to wreak destruction as they explode oneroomwithaview.com/2015…
Pink Floyd's 1968 song "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" is the only track that features all five members of the band. antimusic.com/news/20/Oct…
Typhoon class submarines have a swimming pool and a sauna on board along with other luxury features like a full gym and wood paneled walls. technology.org/2019/01/31…
Marvel's Deadpool issue #27 holds the world record for the most comic book characters in one cover. The cover, drawn by Scott Koblish features 232 characters attending Deadpool's wedding. comicbook.com/news/deadpo…
Construction on the remote Galehead Hut in the White Mountains was once halted because the design was found to not be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The mountaintop hut, accessible only via a rugged hiking trail with 2,200' of vertical ascent, now features a wheelchair ramp. archive.bdnblogs.com/1999…
The Tuatara of New Zealand is the last surviving species of a once widespread order of reptiles that separated 250 mil years ago. It retains a variety of primitive features not found in other reptiles. They live over 100 years and operate with body temperatures down to 42F (5.2C) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tua…
The reason the music video for "White And Nerdy" features Donny Osmond is that Weird Al found him the whitest guy he could think of. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
A very unusual feature of the Great Pyramid of Giza is a concavity of the core that makes the monument an eight-sided figure, rather than four-sided like every other Egyptian pyramid. researchgate.net/publicat…
The first first-person shooter, Maze, was created in 1973. It included features like corner peeking, AI bots, and 8-player online play. In fact, it was so popular that DARPA had to ban it from ARPANET because half of all network activity for a month was between players at MIT and Stanford. polygon.com/features/2015…
Today I learned of the "blinking twelve problem" - the issue of features being unused because of being too complex for the users. The name comes from many VCR clocks having been left at the default 12:00 because they were too difficult to set the correct time on. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bli…
When the Australian film The Story of the Kelly Gang (the first-ever full length narrative feature film) was released in 1906, the screenings of the silent film were accompanied by live sound effects, including blank cartridges as gunshots and coconut shells beaten together to simulate hoofbeats en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
"Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America" from Parks and Recreation is an actual book, with Leslie Knope accredited as the author. The book features the fictional history of Pawnee, along with blurbs from the various citizens of the town. insider.com/things-fun-fa…
In 1964 Andy Warhol directed a feature film where Batman battles Dracula, imaginatively titled β€œBatman Dracula”. The film was never released as Warhol failed to get permission to use the character from DC Comics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
, unless you have particularly rare facial features, you MAY have literally thousands of doppelgΓ€ngers (nearly identical lookalikes) around the world bbc.com/future/article/20…
The 1977 Japanese film "Legend of Dinosaurs & Monster Birds" features neither dinosaurs nor monster birds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leg…
Women in the middle ages completely removed their eyelashes and eyebrows to give prominence to their foreheads which were their most important feature at that time. The Catholic church even made it a sin and an offence to God to show hair of any kind in public. eyelashesinhistory.com/mi…
In Niue their currency features Disney, Star Wars and Pokemon characters and this was done by the country's officials in a bid to boost their economy and put their island on the map procaffenation.com/niue-c…
Europe has 0€ Banknotes, printed on real banknote paper with all the security features and administered by the European Central Bank en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eur…
In 2004, George Lucs released a "director's cut" of his 1971 feature film directorial debut, 'THX 1138', set in a dystopian future. Changes included added digital visual effects and revisions, including animated monkey-like people that live outside the enclosed city. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THX…
The Seinfeld episode β€œThe Pen”, in which Jerry and Elaine visit his parents in Florida, is the only episode that doesn’t feature Jason Alexander. After the table read, he threatened to quit the show if they ever wrote another episode without George in it again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The crown of the General Electric Building in New York features four 50-foot-tall sculptures of electric deities holding forked lightning. The "rays" of the deities have the ability to light up at night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne has a feature where a Ray of Light shines on the word LOVE - engraved on the Stone of Remembrance - at 11 AM on the 11th of November (Remembrance Day) every year. youtube.com/watch?v=njV14…
The most expensive RV costs $3m (eleMMent Palazzo). This luxury RV contains many features that others do not have, such as a second story. marchi-mobile.com/palazzo…
Chickens will still recognize flock-mates even when they are disguised to a certain extent. β€œModification of features has to be abrupt and quite pronounced to cause a loss of recognition.” sora.unm.edu/sites/defaul…
There was a Breaking Bad Fan-Edit Film created by 2 dedicated fans of the series, simply titled Breaking Bad: The Movie, which condensed the entire series into a two-hour feature film. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Obake Kuruta i.e. Ghost cards or Monster cards are an old card game from the Edo period in Japan in which cards feature monsters and other creatures from Japanese mythology and the objective is the collect the most cards to beat your opponent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
Stepin Fetchit was the first Black actor to earn $1 million and the first to receive screen credit in a feature film, yet became a pariah and died broke. historycollection.com/thi…
Legendary sound designer Ben Burtt edited all three Star Wars prequels, despite having no feature film editing experience beyond a Young Indiana Jones TV movie, which he also directed and co-wrote en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Steven Spielberg's debut feature was Duel, 1971 thriller about a man being doggedly pursued by a semi-truck driver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Due…
Coneheads (1993) is the film with the most SNL cast members featured (16). In addition to having the most cast members, its also the only film to feature past members (Aykroyd, Curtin), current members (Farley, Sander), and a future member (McKean). McKean would join SNL the year after the film vulture.com/2013/07/which…
Viggo Mortensen has collaborated with Buckethead for an album dedicated to Noam Chomsky, which also features Elijah Wood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Shishi-odoshi, those cool Japanese bamboo water features that go DOOK, were created to scare away deer or boar so they don't eat the agriculture but are now an audiovisual aesthetic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
In 1981 Irish criminal Martin Cahill broke into the home of film director John Boorman and stole a gold record he had been awarded for the Deliverance soundtrack. In 1998 Boorman directed The General, starring Brendan Gleeson as Martin Cahill, which features a depiction of the burglary. tampabay.com/archive/1999…
Sannakji, a Korean dish that features a young live octopus cut into small pieces and served immediately, must be eaten very carefully - the octopus' legs are still moving when consumed, and approximately six people die each year by choking on the suction cups foodandwine.com/news/sann…
The music video for "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Eat It" features a few of the same dancers from Michael Jackson's "Beat It". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eat…
Since May 5, 2018, every new vehicle sold in the US is required to be equipped with a backup camera as a standard feature. abcnews.go.com/US/cars-us…
In 2003, MTV aired an adult cartoon called Clone High which features clones of historical figures in high school. It was canceled after one season because it caused mass protest in India and even hunger strikes over its portrayal of Ghandi as a party animal ew.com/tv/2017/11/02/clon…
Cows, being social animals,can actually recognise each other based on facial features, which is an ability attributed only to a low number of species. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
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 Wreck of the Titan is a novella written in 1898. It features a fictional British ocean liner Titan that sinks in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg syracuse.com/news/2011/12…
An artist who synthesized features from many ancient busts and put the images through Photoshop layers and A.I. processes created "photographic" full-color portraits of Roman emperors. news.artnet.com/art-world…

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.