Late 14th Century London had just 16 public latrines for a population of 30,000. Disposing with all the excess human poop was left to "Gong Farmers"- a well-paid but dangerous job en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gon…
Well before Nathan Phillips was in the spotlight of the 2019 Lincoln Memorial Incident, he was featured in the Skrillex and Damian β€œJr. Gong” Marley music video, β€œMake it Bun Dem”, which has amassed over 450 million views. youtu.be/BGpzGu9Yp6Y
A town in Nevada repels a semi-annual cricket invasion by blasting Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. They were inspired by a story from the 1930s where a woman drove off crickets by using a Chinese gong, then tried rock music with her neighbours blogs.discovermagazine.co…
The Korean Gong clan of Qufu, their ancestors was Confucius. there are 7.4K members in Korea (According to the research held in 2000), including some famous Kpop and Kdrama stars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gon…
Singapore served as the Southeast Asian headquarters of Sun Yat-sen's revolutionary movement to establish a republic in China. A huge stone mounted in Singapore's memorial park bears the Chinese characters tian xia wei gong, meaning "for the people" chinadaily.com.cn/2011-10…
The first script of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark had a mine chase, an escape in Shanghai using a rolling gong as a shield, and a jump from an airplane in a raft, none of which made it into the film, but all of which were later used in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Medieval nicknames for the toilet included the β€˜draught’, β€˜gong’, β€˜siege-house’, β€˜neccessarium’, and even β€˜Golden Tower’. member.ancient.eu/article…
Gong Li (who played Hatsumomo in the Oscar-winning movie Memoirs of a Geisha) learned her English lines phonetically for the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gon…
In 1978 the Gong Show featured an act called "Have you got a nickel" that consisted of 2 17 year old girls sitting on stage performing mock fellatio on popsicles metro.co.uk/2015/01/06/yo…
The Gong Show had one episode where every act sung the song "Feelings." youtube.com/watch?v=F9U0e…
Since 2006 evidence has emerged that China has been harvesting organs from tens of thousands of jailed Falun Gong believers and other prisoners to fuel China's transplant industry. stoporganharvesting.org
Before forming TOOL, Both Maynard James Keenan and Danny Carrey were members of the Comedy metal band "Green Jello" (Later renamed to Green Jelly) and Appeared on the Gong show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Oingo Boingo appeared on The Gong Show in 1976 (and won). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oin…
China has been killing and harvesting organs from political dissidents by the thousands(in particularly Falun Gong practitioners) in secret. And it is still going on today. ntd.tv/en/programs/news-p…
One of the co-founders of the Crips gang, Stanley "Tookie" Williams, appeared on The Gong Show in the 70's by performing bodybuilding poses en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The job of a Gong Farmer was to shovel human excrement from pits under the castle during the Middle Ages. bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/hi…
Pee-Wee Herman (stage name for Paul Reubens) won as a contestant on The Gong Show in 1977 with a partner in a sound-effects act known as Bettie and Eddie. This was probably his first national public appearance. youtube.com/watch?v=db9Y7…
Willie Nelson is a fifth degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, a martial art that combines elements of Hapkido, Judo and Jiu Jitsu. nydailynews.com/entertain…
Today I learned of the β€˜Gong farmer.’ It was the their job to remove human waste from a pit underneath a castle. The Gong farmer was dangled from a rope tied around his waist, while he emptied deep pits filled with human excrement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gon…
The lyrics of "Minnie the Moocher" by Cab Calloway, a 1931 jazz classic featured in countless movies & TV shows, contain numerous drug references: a character named "Smokey" is described as "cokey" (i.e. a cocaine user) & the phrase "kicking the gong around" refers to smoking opium, among others en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
"The Gong Show" host Chuck Barris brought in deliberately risque acts to be censored so that the less risque acts wouldn't be. One such "bait" act was two teenage girls sucking on popsicles. The censors approved the segment and it aired on the East Coast only [link to video in comments]. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gon…
The Unknown Comic (from TV's The Gong Show) wore a brown bag on his head as he was strapped for cash and too embarrassed to show his face on the show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
When discussing ideas on One-Eyed Jacks with Stanley Kubrick, Brando would assume the lotus position and bang a huge gong with a mallet when he didnΚΌt like something Kubrick had said. deathbyfilms.com/21-amazi…
John Bonham's Gong sold for $64,000 musicradar.com/us/news/dr…
The 60s psychedelic band 'Gong' discovered their saxophonist on a Mediterranean island, living in a cave. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gon…
Trading at the New York Stock Exchange from the the late 1800s until 1903 used to begin and end with the signal of a gong en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
The Chinese Communist Party allegedly employs arbitrary arrests and imprisonment, organ harvesting, forced labour, and torture to eradicate the practice of a spiritual belief(s) known as Falun Gong. nytimes.com/2010/04/22/wo…
Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have been killed for their organs in China stoporganharvesting.org/
In the first Qi Gong tournament in China (in 1999), TRIAL competitions involved throwing a needle throw a pane of glass youtube.com/watch?v=dMY2N…
Bob Marley was bullied in his early years which inspired the name for his record label: "Tuff Gong". buzzle.com/articles/bob-m…
Mick Fleetwood spent $8 million on cocaine. I wonder if that would have filled up his gong. cnbc.com/id/39852571?slid…

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