Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 and further investigated it across his lifetime. He died in 1997 aged 90, less than a decade before the New Horizons launch to Pluto. To honour his wishes his ashes were launched inside the spacecraft, making it the longest post mortem fight ever recorded. theverge.com/2015/7/13/89…
In 1714, 2 gunships fought for 14 hours, before one ran out of ammunition. The captain messaged his opponent, thanking him for a fine duel, and asking for more ammunition, so that the fight could continue. His opponent refused, but they then agreed to sail away in opposite directions. historyanswers.co.uk/hist…
80's metal bands Twisted Sister and Manowar were involved in a feud. In an interview, Manowar called Twisted Sister a bunch of 'sissy boys with makeup'. Twisted Sister challenged them to a street fight at Covent Garden, but Manowar never showed up and later apologised for offending them. metal-rules.com/2012/06/2…
There are otter gangs in Singapore who fight for territories. It is well followed by the locals and the press. Each gangs has names and reputations. straitstimes.com/singapor…
Mike Tyson once offered a zookeeper $10,000 to fight a gorilla boxingscene.com/mike-tyso…
While crime in Antarctica is relatively rare, prevalent Alcoholism has led to fights and indecent exposure. Other crimes include illicit drug use, torturing and killing wildlife, racing motorbikes through environmentally sensitive areas, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder, and arson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
Today I learned of Manto Mavrogenous who was a rich, aristocratic woman from Mykonos, Greece. She equipped, manned, & privateered fleets and armies at her own expense to fight the Ottoman Turks in 1822. When the war was over, she was awarded the rank of Lieutenant General by Greece. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Mark Ruffalo had brain cancer when his wife was pregnant with their first child, and had to fight through facial paralysis and balance problems for months. cancerhorizons.com/cancer…
The Battle of The Eclipse aka The Battle of Halys that took place in 585 BC which was halted due to a solar eclipse during the on-going fight. Both sides took this as a bad omen from their gods and sought to negotiate resulting in the ending of a 6 year long war between the two empires. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Otter capable of killing and eat alligator by drastically wearing out the gator in the fight. The lactic acid build up in the body would intoxicate the gator, eventually killing it. The otter then rips the alligator hide off with its razor sharp claws and eats the gator organs. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Musicians formed the Music Defense League in 1930 to fight against movies with sound. They worried that without people playing music live at the movies, like in the silent era, they would lose jobs so they ran an expensive campaign arguing about how robots were taking over the world. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
During the American Revolution at the Siege of Boston β€”as winter approachedβ€” the Americans were so short on gunpowder that soldiers were given spears to fight with in the event of a British attack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sie…
In 2015, two day care teachers were charged with child abuse for running a toddler Fight Club in Cranford, NY, where they'd pit children aged 4 to 6 against each other, record it while quoting the book and movie and post it on Snapchat. nypost.com/2015/09/01/day…
Today I learned of the Stockbridge Militia, a Native American military unit from Stockbridge, Massachusetts, which was the first group of Native Americans to fight for the cause of American independence during the Revolutionary War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
King Alexander of Greece was killed by a monkey when he attempted to break up a fight between his dog and the monkey. In the middle of breaking the fight up, he was bitten by another monkey and later died of his wounds. He was only 27. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Rapper Lil Wayne was kicked out of an anti-violence charity basketball game after he tried to fight a referee independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Comedian Katt Williams was sued in 2012 by fans for "non-performance." He performed a long-winded rant for roughly ten minutes, challenged an audience member to a fight, and angered fans paying upwards of $94. huffpost.com/entry/katt-w…
When Samuel Fuller left Hollywood to fight in WW2, he refused offers for desk jobs and instead enlisted as an infantryman, saw heavy fighting, and even liberated a concentration camp. Returning home with a Silver Star, he became one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
In the Czech Republic, beer is cheaper than water in pubs, leading its health minister to call on restaurants and bars to offer at least one nonalcoholic drink at a price less than that of beer - but the Czech Hotel and Restaurant Association said that it is ready to fight "excessive regulation" firstwefeast.com/eat/2013…
During WW2, Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight. veterans.gc.ca/eng/rememb…
While filming 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017), Michael Keaton would whisper 'I'm Batman' to Tom Holland during fight scenes. "We have a fight in the movie and I punch him. He turns around and says [in a deep voice], β€˜I’m Batman.’ He kept doing Batman quotes on set” Holland said. batman-news.com/2017/01/1…
If a beta male mandrill wins a fight, it physically transforms into an alpha male over time - gaining larger testicles, skin coloration, and the ability to produce offspring en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
, in order to popularize potatoes in France, a pharmacist by the name of Antoine-Augustin Parmentier acquired a large plot of land from the king and hired guards to watch over them with instructions to allow thieves to get away. The plan worked and the potatoes helped fight off famine. farmersalmanac.com/parmen…
Actor Michael K. Williams got his big break playing Omar Little on The Wire due to the facial scar he received in a bar fight. npr.org/2014/06/30/326934…
Former heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison tested positive for HIV in 1989, one year into his professional career. This would be hidden until 1996, only being revealed before a fight with Mike Tyson. During this time, he publicly expressed doubt about the existence of the disease. lawandcrime.com/high-prof…
Today I learned of Frederick Libby, "The Flying Cowboy". A rancher in the last years of the Wild West (Buffalo Bill amongst his family's clients), who went on to fight in WW1. Here he became a pilot and America's first flying ace, notably fighting against the Red Baron. He survived the war and lived until 1970. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Today I learned about Operation MIAS (Missing in Action Stingers). After giving cash & missiles to Afghani Mujahideen to fight the USSR, the US later approved $55m to buy back missiles (then being sold on the black market) to prevent use against American aircraft. The program is considered a "failure." wikipedia.org/wiki/Operat…
Nirvana were once kicked out of their own β€˜Nevermind’ album release party for starting a food fight faroutmagazine.co.uk/nirv…
A man was so infuriated about losing a knife fight in Counter Strike, that he spent 6 months tracking down his opponent, and stabbed him in real life. nydailynews.com/news/worl…
The Kangxi Emperor, China's longest-reigning emperor (ruled 1661-1722), had a strict military rule: a commander or a soldier who returned from a battle alone would be put to death. This pushed them to fight valiantly, because there was no benefit in being the sole survivor of a battle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
In Vietnam, there are lawful vigilantes called "Street Knights" who patrol the streets and fight criminals vietnaminsider.vn/street-…
Today I learned of Sidney Lewis who joined the British Army at age 12, fought in the Battle of the Somme at age 13 but was sent home when his mother complained. He reenlisted without her knowledge, fought in Austria in 1918, and went on to fight in WWII, too, before retiring to run a pub. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
On April 6, 1893, Andy Bowen & Jack Burke were involved in the longest boxing fight in history. The fight lasted 110 rounds (3 mins rounds each), it took 7 hrs & 19 mins until referee John Duffy called β€œno contest” after both men were too dazed & tired to come out of their corners en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Serial killer Joel Rifkin had a fight with murderer Colin Ferguson in prison. Ferguson was using the phone and told Rifkin to be quiet. They argued and Ferguson told Rifkin "I killed 6 devils and you only killed women,”, Rifkin responded "Yeah, but I had more victims." Ferguson punched him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
William Atherton who plays the lawyer Walter Peck in Ghostbusters was so hated that after the movie came out he was harassed on the street and challenged to fights in bars. ifc.com/2014/08/7-things-…
Kubrik Originally Had A Pie Fight As The Ending to Dr Strangelove www2.bfi.org.uk/news-opin…
A dog was once inducted as an official crew member of a Norwegian fighting ship during World War 2. The canine was known for breaking up fights amongst his crew-mates by putting his paws on their shoulders and calming them down. The much-loved dog was buried with full military honors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam…
The Fight Club executive producer Arnon Milchan quit the film when David Fincher refused to cut the budget by at least $5 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fig…
Multiple Star Wars lead actors have struggled with a habit of making their own sound effects for fight scenes to the point where numerous takes needed to re-shot because you could see the actors making lightsaber noises. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Today I learned about Francis Salvador, a Sephardic Jew from London who was the first Jew elected to public office in the Colonies and the first Jew killed in the fight for Independence against the British, while fighting loyalist soldiers in South Carolina. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote 23 sequels to Tarzan of the Apes. The ape-man discovers he is John Clayton, Lord of Greystoke, fights alongside Germans in WWI, finds a colony of Atlantis and the City of Gold, befriends a tribe of dog-sized humans, and has other bizarre adventures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
"fight fire with fire" is an actual technique that they use to fight forest fires, albeit with a certain amount of risk. A controlled burn of a strip of forest will create a barrier to an oncoming forest fire as it will use up all the available fuel. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Today I learned about Twenty-one: the Alpha of the largest wolfpack in history. Twenty-one never lost a fight, and was a gentle and empathic leader. He loved to wrestle with the pups and letting them win. "Twenty-one was the perfect wolf". theweek.com/articles/5776…
During the famous Holyfield vs. Tyson II fight, Mike Tyson biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear did not stop the fight. Tyson bit Holyfield's other ear the next round (did not bite a piece of it off this time) and at the conclusion of that round, they stopped the fight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva…
All of the ships attacked and sunk at Pearl Harbor, except for 3, were restored and put back in the fight in WWII. thedrive.com/news/6388/th…
Today I learned of the primordial pouch: a skin flap on the stomach area of some cat breeds which appears regardless of weight; it helps to store energy when a cat goes a long period in between meals, and to protect vital organs when involved in fights. sepicat.com/primordial-po…
In 1797, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, a general in the French Revolutionary Army, wrote, "Being a republican both by principle and by conviction, I want to fight all royalists to my death." 21 years later, Bernadotte was crowned King of Sweden and Norway en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
In 2011 the US Attorney's Office attempted to seize the trademark of the logo of the Mongols outlaw motorcycle club. This was the first time the US federal government tried to use trademark law as a tactic to fight organized crime. latimesblogs.latimes.com/…
During the Black Death, which was thought to be caused by deadly vapours, some doctors believed that "like cured like", and that "therapeutic stink" would fight the disease. So they told people to store farts in jars, and when the plague appeared in the area, to open the jars and take a whiff cbsnews.com/pictures/15-m…
Former Massachusetts State Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein planned to "fight to the death for Fluff" and supported legislation that would make the Fluffernutter the official state sandwich. The measure failed to pass in 2006 and again in 2009. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flu…

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