In 1915, a pilot planned a stunt to drop a baseball into an MLB coach’s glove from a plane during a flyover. As a prank she dropped a grapefruit instead; it exploded in the coach’s glove and covered him in red pulp, and he was convinced he was seriously injured and bleeding to death. mlb.com/news/wilbert-robi…
Today I learned about Dorothy Levitt, one of the first British female racing drivers. In her column for women she advised women on a car to buy, how to dress while driving, and items to bring, including gloves, an extra handkerchief, a clean veil, a powder-puff, hair-pins, a hand mirror, chocolates, and a gun. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I Learned that Godzilla's roar was created by dragging a resin-coated leather glove along the loosened strings of a double bass. npr.org/2014/05/18/312839…
Challenging someone to a duel by slapping them with a glove wasn't the original way to do it, as always portraied in movies, it was dropping the glove. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Due…
Al Spalding, founder of Spalding Sporting Goods, was a Hall of fame pitcher with a career ERA in the top ten all-time (2.133). He also wrote the first official baseball rules and helped popularize the use of baseball gloves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._…
In 2015 Tom Hanks started using his official Twitter feed as a lost and found (posting photos and locations of lost items such gloves, shoes, socks, etc.) This resulted in at least item being successfully returned to its owner-- a lost student ID card. radiotimes.com/news/2016-…
Although the Swedish Chef is normally portrayed with bare human hands, he has a set of muppet-glove hands for photo shoots americanhistory.si.edu/co…
A California couple’s pet cat stole more than 600 items from neighbors, including gloves, towels, bubble wrap, a San Francisco Giants baseball cap, and even a bikini. The kleptomaniac kitty’s record was 11 items in 24 hours. sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…
For 25 years, two brothers re-gifted each other the same pair of pants, in increasingly inventive and difficult packaging, including a 600lb safe, a double-glazed window, a 16-foot rocket ship, and a crushed car, with a card that read "Merry Christmas, the pants are in the glove box". snopes.com/fact-check/pan…
The 9th president of the USA William Henry Harrison, contracted and subsequently died of pneumonia after performing A exhausting 8,445 word speech in subzero conditions with no coat or gloves for warmth. history.com/this-day-in-h…
In 2004, a Disney employee who played Tigger was acquitted of charges of allegedly fondling a 13-year-old girl in costume, when his defence attorney tried on the costume in court and demonstrated how hard it was to move the costumes oversized glove hands. nbcnews.com/id/5605100/ns…
Kid gloves are gloves made out of soft leather made from kids (young goats) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid…
Godzilla's roar was created by dragging a resin-coated leather glove along the loosened strings of a double bass. npr.org/2014/05/18/312839…
Rock legend Elvis Presley liked to play racquetball. He liked it so much that he spent $200,000 to build a court in his home. After he died, his glove was sold at an auction for $5,000. news.justcollecting.com/e…
Surgical Gloves Were Invented Because a Doctor had the Hots for his Nurse pastmedicalhistory.co.uk/…
Rolling Stone was planning to track down Jack eyVinson, the actor from The Wizard who said, "I love the Power Glove. It's so bad," and have him attempt to actually use a NES Power Glove before they discovered he was a convicted child molester rollingstone.com/movies/m…
If you own a Rolls Royce, you can send your chauffeur to the Rolls Royce headquarters in Goodwood, England to be trained to drive a Rolls Royce under the "White Glove" driver training program blog.rolls-roycemotorcars…
Japanese police wear white gloves since the Beatles’ visit in 1966 when the responsible police chief decided to add a layer of propriety between police officers' hands and crowds of mostly young women japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
Princess Diana, on live TV, shook the hand of an AIDS patient without wearing gloves, challenging the belief that AIDS could be passed via contact. The act was seen as a huge moment for those suffering with the disease. bbc.com/news/av/magazine-…
A 25 year old Kenyan man had invented ''smart-gloves'' which converts sign language into audio speech konbini.com/ng/tech-and-i…
Without gravity, the poop doesn't break off as it exits your body. So all austranauts have to reach back and help with special gloves. popsci.com/brief-history-…
One of the reasons the gloves didn't fit O.J. Simpson is that he stopped taking medication for his arthritis which led to his hands becoming swollen businessinsider.com/oj-si…
Today I learned of Dr Randy Lovelace II, a Lt. Col. in the US Army Air Corps who worked on oxygen systems for high altitude jumps. In 1943 he volunteered to test his mask and jumped from a B17 at 40,000ft. The force of that deceleration knocked him out. tore his gloves off and frostbit his hand but he survived. airforcemedicine.af.mil/N…
WWE’s The Undertaker is afraid of cucumbers. Paul Bearer watched The Undertaker, β€œthrow up all over a Waffle House because there was a cucumber floating in his iced tea.” Bearer used to prank the Deadman by placing cucumber slices in his hat and gloves. nypost.com/2017/07/31/und…
Malaysian Crown Prince Tunku Ismail mocked religious hardliners in Malaysia by wearing Hulk Hands to shake hands, after being told to wear gloves when shaking hands with women. news.asiaone.com/news/mal…
Tokyo has its own superhero. He’s Mangetsu-Man, a self-made hero who’s taken up the responsibility of keeping the city clean. He wears a β€œfull moon” head, purple bodysuit, oversized UGG boots with matching gloves, and uses a voice dictation app to hide his voice. pri.org/stories/2014-09-0…
According to an autopsy report an Alabama minister who died of β€œaccidental mechanical asphyxia” in his home, was found hogtied, wearing two complete wet suits, including a face mask, diving gloves and slippers, rubberized underwear, a head mask, and had a dildo in his anus covered with a condom theregister.co.uk/2007/10…
Cy Young established himself as one of the harder throwing pitchers in the sport. In the absence of radar guns, its difficult to say just how hard Young actually threw. Zimmer the catcher put a piece of beefsteak inside his baseball glove to protect his catching hand from Young's fastball. baseball.fandom.com/wiki/…
Former Major League Baseball player MoisΓ©s Alou urinates on his hands to alleviate calluses, which he claims allows him to bat without using batting gloves en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri…
The β€œglove gun” that showed up in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds was a real weapon manufactured by the US military. popularmechanics.com/mili…
Elvis Presley and his entourage would rent out roller skating rinks to throw $15,000 worth of fireworks at each other while wearing "air force jump-suits plus gloves, helmets, and goggles." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mem…
When Brig. Gen. Otis Howard had his right arm amputated after being wounded in battle, fellow Union Brig. Gen. Philip Kearny (who lost his left arm in the American-Mexican War) later remarked, "General, we will have to buy gloves together!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
The Boxer Crab Holds a Sea Anemone in each of its claws and uses them as stinging boxing gloves. roaring.earth/boxer-crabs…
Major League Baseball player Chet Lemon used one glove for his entire 16 year career detroitnews.com/story/spo…
When handling old books and rare manuscripts it’s actually better to just have really clean and dry hands rather than wearing gloves or other protective material. library.pdx.edu/news/the-…
Russia has a village called Electroisolator next to Moscow with a rubber glove on its flag and coat of arms ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0…
Franz Liszt’s concerts created such a frenzy that it was called Lisztomania. People would throw their gloves and underwear at him and fight to get broken piano strings from his concerts to make them into jewellery. npr.org/2011/10/22/141617…
Today I learned of Boxer Billy Collins, who in 1983 had his undefeated career ended when his opponent, Luis Resto, cheated and removed safety padding from his gloves and tore Collins' Iris in his right eye. Depressed, Collins spiraled into alcoholism and depression leading to his apparent suicide. youtube.com/watch?v=UbtoU…
Today I learned of boxer Billy Collins Jr. His first and final loss was to an opponent with tampered gloves. The match left him with vision loss in one eye, he soon after killed himself. youtu.be/UbtoUK2vPcM
Today I learned of a Hepatitis A outbreak at 2 Subway locations in Seattle. The staff weren't washing their hands properly or using gloves, thus spreading infected fecal matter. One victim, a 6 yr old boy, suffered acute liver failure and required a liver transplant. He was awarded $10 million out of court. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub…
Museum conservators do not wear white gloves when handling rare books or artwork. The only reason you see it on TV is because they get sick of people complaining that they aren't wearing gloves. arthistorynews.com/articl…
The concealed glove-handguns Donnie and Omar use toward the end of Inglourious Basterds were in fact real firearms designed to be used as assassination tools. It's called the Sedgley OSS .38, and while details on actual use during the war is inconclusive, around 50 were produced. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sed…
The film inside the SR-71’s camera was five inches wide and two miles long. Once a SR-71 returned, the photo-maintenance division removed the film and cut it into 500-foot long segments. Then they would put on surgical gloves and go up and down the lines, inspecting this massive roll of film. aviationhumor.net/why-is-…
"Kid gloves" is referring to gloves made out of soft leather from young goats and not gloves for children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid…
Ostriches like to ingest things like pebbles to help digest the food they eat. In 1930, an ostrich in London Zoo died and when examinated, its stomach contained three gloves, seven coins, 6 feet of string, an alarm clock key and much more. dangerousminds.net/commen…
Former professional baseball catcher Jorge Posada never wore gloves and used to urinate on his hands to make them tougher- a practice he stopped after his wife found out. archive.boston.com/sports…
The most common and annoying injury astronauts suffer during spacewalks is traumatic fingernail loss, due to the material and internal pressure of their gloves. news.nationalgeographic.c…
The bullet ant of Central and South America has the world's most painful sting, "waves of burning, throbbing, all-consuming pain that continues unabated for up to 24 hours", and SaterΓ©-MawΓ© boys must wear a glove full of them for 5 minutes, 20 times, as their rite of passage into adulthood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
San Francisco Seals catcher Joe Sprinz attempted to catch a baseball dropped from a blimp 800 feet in the air, but the force of the ball hit his glove with such impact that it broke 12 bones in his upper jaw, fractured 5 teeth, and knocked him out cold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
During the shooting of the music video for the Dokken classic Dream Warriors in between takes the band did cociane with Robert England. England of course was dressed up in full Freddy attire including his trademark razor glove, which he used to serve bumps of cocaine on for the entire band. dreadcentral.com/news/285…

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