An 8-yr-old UK boy found a rock which was ambergris: a blob made when a sperm whale has a food irritant like squid beak, coats it in grease & vomits/poops it. Perfumeries like Chanel prize ambergris for its ability to fix scent to skin; the blob of ambergris was said to be worth about $63K US. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The 2007 reality show 'Kids Nation' had an accident where several children required medical attention after drinking bleach that had been left in an unmarked soda bottle. Another injury happened to one 11-year-old girl who burned her face with splattered grease while cooking. realityblurred.com/realit…
Today I learned about "water sandwiches," a Great Depression food consisting of bread soaked in lard and water. It was sometimes served with "bulldog gravy," a mixture of milk, flour, and grease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
Today I learned about Goose Pulling, where people would tie a goose upside down and grease its neck, then ride past it and try to pull its head off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
Eddie Deezen, who played a ton of movie nerds in the 70s and 80s and who's role as Eugene in Grease is considered the archetype for the movie nerd, was turned down for a role in "Revenge of the Nerds" because he was "too geeky" hardtickettohomevideo.com…
In 1821, Thomas Jennings became the first African-American to hold a patent. He invented 'dry scouring', a method for removing dirt and grease from clothing that would lead to today's dry cleaning. smithsonianmag.com/innova…
Nasal sebum, the grease from the surface of the nose, can be used as a lubricant and to break down the head on beer (or other drinks). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas…
Wesley Autrey, a man who saved a student’s life after they had a seizure and fell onto the tracks at a station. A train was approaching. Westley leapt onto the tracks and threw himself over the student. All but two cars still passed over them, close enough to leave grease on Westley’s cap. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
Guns and Roses guitarist Slash did not allow the TV show Glee to use any of Guns and Roses' music despite many attempts from producers. He stated β€œGlee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough.” slashsworld.com/2011/01/1…
Perfluoroalkyl (PFAS), a chemical commonly used in commercial production since the 1940s to make surfaces resist stains, water, and grease has been found to cause Developmental issues, cancer, and liver damage. theguardian.com/us-news/2…
When college football teams traveled by train, Auburn students would literally grease the local stations tracks before Georgia Tech games, causing the train to overshoot the station and forcing the Tech players to carry their luggage for miles. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
16x WWF Champion John Cena is also a New York Times Best Selling Author of the children's book Elbow Grease which teaches kids that just because you're small or different doesn't mean you can't pursue your dreams when all you need is heart or in this case gumption penguinrandomhouse.com/bo…
Egyptian women placed large cones of scented grease on their heads to melt on them all day fashionologiahistoriana.c…
The man who played Eugene in Grease and Wesley in Midnight Madness also is the voice of Mandark on Dexter's Laboratory! The actor is Eddie Deezen! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edd…
Bear grease was a popular treatment for men with hair loss for more than 250 years. Manufacturers were eventually substituting pig, veal, suet, lard and beef marrow fat for bear's fat as the demand exceeded the available supply of genuine bear's fat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
An Australian Pub was Sued after a Patron Slipped on Grease from a Person Wearing Pork Chops as Shoes telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
The actor that played Craterface in Grease was gay and died of complications from AIDS in the early 90s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Eye black is a grease applied under the eyes to reduce glare. It is often used by football, baseball, and lacrosse players, where sunlight or stadium lights can impair vision of an airborne ball. It is a form of functional makeup or war paint. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
Today I learned of gutter oil - cooking oil which has been illegally recycled from waste oil collected from sources such as restaurant fryers, grease traps, slaughterhouse waste and sewage from sewer drains. It is estimated 10% of low end restaurants in China use it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut…
The term slush fund was originally a nautical term: the slush was the fat or grease skimmed from the top of the cauldron when boiling salted meat. Ship officers would sell the fat to tallow makers, with the resulting proceeds kept as a slush fund for making small purchases for the ship's crew. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slu…
Dawn dish soap is made from petroleum which makes it better at cleaning oil and grease, especially from animals affected by oil spills. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Allan Carr -- Director of Grease -- produced such a bad opening number for the Academy Awards in 1989 that he was shunned from Hollywood for the remaining duration of his life. youtube.com/watch?v=9mron…
When Apollo 11 was returning to Earth, the tracking station at Guam failed. To jury-rig repairs, the station director brought in his 10-year-old son, whose hands were small enough to get inside the faulty machinery and pack it full of grease. cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/0…
Black slugs were used as axle grease in Sweden in the 18th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Bacon Grease was used to make bombs during WWII theatlantic.com/article/3…
Your body produces on avg each day: 10 grams of salt, 40 grams of grease/sebum, and 10 grams of skin cells/flakes, equivalent to 2 billion skin cells. Most of that winds up on your clothes and sheets, so each 8-pound load of laundry contains 53 grams of grimeβ€”about the size of a candy bar rd.com/home/cleaning-orga…
The museum of London has a sample of the White Chapel fatberg on a live stream. A fatberg is a mass of accumulated grease and waste that can grow to massive size and block sewers. museumoflondon.org.uk/dis…
Today I learned of a fatberg, a congealed lump in a sewer system formed by the combination of non-biodegradable solid matter such as wet wipes with grease or cooking fat. In September 2017 a 250-metre-long (820 ft) fatberg weighing over 140 tonnes (150 tons) was found under Whitechapel, London. wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatber…
A β€œFatberg” formed in the London sewers from all the congealed grease thrown down the drain. The 15-ton fat lump was the size of a bus and took 3 weeks to break apart using power hoses. theguardian.com/environme…
Paul McCartney owns the publishing rights to "Guys and Dolls", "Grease", "A Chorus Line", and "Annie". empireonline.com/people/p…
A grease nipple is called a zerk after the inventors name, Oscar U Zerk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
There's a restaurant called Dyer's Burgers in Memphis that has been using the same grease to fry their burgers since 1912. youtube.com/watch?v=URM04…
The 1987 Kings Cross fire, which killed 31, was likely caused by someone dropping a lit match onto a grease-saturated wooden escalator. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
The "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" scene in the movie Grease, which contains a reference to Elvis Presley, was filmed the same day that Elvis died. nypost.com/2010/07/04/tal…
The Romans Would Tax Your Urine because of its ammonia content. They found it to be a natural enemy of dirt and grease, valuable for laundering clothes and whitening teeth. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Drano works by causing at least five chemical reactions that work together to heat up, dissolve hair, turn grease into soap, dissolve the soap, and ultimately clear the drain questions.sci-toys.com/no…
The scene for "You're The One That I Want" from Grease was basically all improvised on the spot by the choreographer and actors as they received the finished track for the song that day. youtube.com/watch?v=ErALN…
Used pizza boxes are not recyclable due to grease. easywaystogogreen.com/rec…
Olivia Newton-John was 29 when she played a high-school girl on Grease. telegraph.co.uk/women/lif…
The American Idol movie had a review of: "How bad is From Justin to Kelly? Set in Miami during spring break, it's like Grease: The Next Generation acted out by the food-court staff at SeaWorld." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
Popular hotels in New Orleans put grease on balcony support poles during Mardi Gras so drunks can't climb in. gonola.com/2012/01/23/mar…
In 2017, a 130-tonne "fatberg" of congealed fat, grease, wipes, and condoms was found clogging a victorian-era sewer independent.co.uk/news/uk…
Nose grease (nose sebum) has been used in to minimize scratches on optical surfaces, as a lubricant for fly fishing rod ferrules, and as a defoaming agent to shrink a beer's head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas…
Quintessential 80's "Nerd Actor" Eddie Deezen ("Grease", "Midnight Madness", Mandark on "Dexter's Laboratory") has had a second career writing about pop culture and trivia on the web. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edd…
Human nose grease is used for cleaning photographic negatives en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas…
Jeff Goldblum made his Broadway debut at the age of 19 in the original production of the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona. The show won two Tony Awards, including Best Musical, beating out both Grease and Follies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
Today I learned of the 'Fatberg', a 15-ton glob hardened cooking grease and debris the size of a bus, found in the London sewer bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
Dyer's (burgers) secret recipe, is that they cook their food in 116 year old grease! Well, at least it's strained daily. dyerscollierville.com/abo…
Used grease is valuable enough to have a black market bloomberg.com/news/articl…
The term Elbow Grease was started as a prank on apprentices. The apprentices was told to ask someone for the 'elbow grease' and would be sent to more and more workers. It was similar to sending a child on a Snipe Hunt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elb…
Pizza boxes, or any cardboard or paper with grease soaked into it, aren't usually recycled. earth911.com/news/2009/03…
Nose grease (oil squeezed from noses) is a recommended lubricant in fly fishing, optics, and breaking a head of foam on beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas…
The original lyrics to Tutti Frutti were β€œTutti Frutti, good booty / If it don’t fit, don’t force it / You can grease it, make it easy" rollingstone.com/music/li…
Today I learned about Red-eye Gravy, a sauce for ham which is made from leftover ham grease and black coffee en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Today I learned of Operation Overdue, the recovery operation for Air New Zealand Flight 901, a sight-seeing tour that crashed into an Antarctica mountain, killing 257. One worker said of the brutal recovery "Our polar clothing became covered in black human grease." The wreckage is still there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Months after Genghis Khan sacked Zhongdu (Beijing) in 1215, the bones of the vanquished were thought to be white-capped mountains from a distance, and the approaching roads were nearly impassable from the grease of decomposing victims. brego-weard.com/lib2/Esse…
Max Born, a German physicist who won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics and J. Robert Oppenheimer's doctoral advisor, is the grandfather of Olivia Newton-John, aka Sandy from Grease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max…
The cookie monster never touched a cookie (the grease and chocolate was bad for the puppet) and gobbled rice crackers instead muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Coo…
The movie High School Musical was spawned from a little script titled "Grease 3" that was to star Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake as Dany and Sandy's kids teen.com/2014/06/29/movie…
The majority of wipes on the market don’t biodegrade quickly enough to avoid clogging the pipes and were a major factor in London’s notorious fatberg, a 15-ton lump of congealed grease that took three weeks to dismantle in 2013. theguardian.com/sustainab…
The original lyrics to Tutti Frutti were β€œTutti Frutti, good booty / If it don’t fit, don’t force it / You can grease it, make it easy" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tut…
The ancient Egyptians invented several forms of early deodorant, including cones made out of scented grease that were worn on top of the head. As the grease melted, it ran in cooling, fragrant trails down the person’s face and body. cnn.com/2009/LIVING/perso…
McDonald's has trademarked its own enzymatic liquid drain declogger called McFree to dissolve grease from its sewer lines. trademarks.justia.com/863…
Vaselina is the Mexican title for the movie Grease imdb.com/title/tt0077631/…
Tutti Fruitti started as a song about gay sex. The original lyrics: ""Tutti Frutti, good booty / If it don't fit, don't force it / You can grease it, make it easy" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tut…
Due to a zipper breaking, Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into the trousers she wears in the last carnival scene of Grease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
'Tutti Frutti' originally contained the line: "if it don't fit, don't force it, you can grease it, make it easy." shmoop.com/tutti-frutti-l…
The excessive body fat on obese people can cause out of control grease fires during cremation abcnews.go.com/blogs/head…
Ajax soap is named after the Greek mythical character Ajax hence the slogan "Stronger than grease!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aja…
Historic NASCAR driver Wendell Scott used axle grease to mend cuts to his hands. youtu.be/dnQJwgwK1vA
The M3 Grease Gun used by the U.S in WWII was designed and made by General Motors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M3_…
The term Elbow Grease began as a prank or practical joke on apprentices. New employees would be sent by they superiors to find 'elbow grease' and other imaginary products. conman.com.au/snipehunt/
Stockard (AKA Rizzo from Grease) Channing's first TV gig was on Sesame Street. youtube.com/watch?v=FTn9X…
Nose grease can be used to minimize scratches in optical surfaces, lubricate fly fishing rod ferrules, break down high head on beer and soft drinks, and moisturize chapped lips. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas…
Ajax, the cleaning product's slogan "Stronger than grease" was a pun for Ajax Trojan soldier who was stronger than Greece en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aja…
George Lucas, John Milius & Bob Zemeckis were part of a student filmmaker clique called "The Dirty Dozen". Out of the 12, 8 are academy award winners or nominees. The four that are not nominated, three produced and wrote for Lucas & Spielberg films and the fourth went on to direct "Grease." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Over 100,000 wads of bubble gum were chewed during the production of the musical film, "Grease!" amc.com/talk/2012/03/stor…
"Grease" and "Hairspray" had more Broadway shows than "Hair" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In the song Greased Lightning from the musical Grease, Hydramatic refers to the transmission. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyd…
Today I learned of using nasal sebum (nose grease) in breaking down beer foam. It can also be used as a lubricant, to minimize scratches on films and lenses, and has antireflective properties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas…
People were asked to save their bacon grease in WW2 to help make bombs. republicofbacon.com/2011/…
Dyer's Burgers in Memphis, TN deep fries burgers in 100 year old grease dyersonbeale.com/
Jeff Conaway, who played Kenickie in the motion picture Grease, was cast as Danny Zuko in the original Broadway version in 1972. John Travolta joined the Broadway cast later and played Doody. In 1978, Travolta was cast as Danny Zuko and Conaway as Kenickie for the motion picture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
Trey Parker played the role of Danny Zuko in his high schools production of 'Grease'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
Despite only showing in 862 theaters, Grease is still the number one musical in box office history. boxofficemojo.com/genres/…
There is believed to be a curse on the cast and crew of "Grease". Most have had occurrences of terminal illness, death, and freak-accidents. mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrit…
Nose grease has a bunch of special useful properties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas…
Not to pour medication, grease, or any kind of wipes, down the drain or toilet. portlandoregon.gov/bes/ar…
Olivia Newton-John was 30 when she played Sandy in Grease. imdb.com/name/nm0000556/
John Travolta has been practicing Scientology since 1975, three years before the release of Grease. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
There's a duet featuring Meatloaf and Cher that reached number 5 on the Top40 U.K. In the video, Cher and Meatloaf fall in love, Grease style. youtube.com/watch?v=6GlJM…
10% of restaurants in China use recycled Gutter Oil, which is collected from fryers, sewer drains, grease traps, and slaughterhouse waste, and then bleached en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
"Grease" (and in particular the character of Sandy) represents how rock and roll revolutionized sex in America from the 50s to the 60s books.google.com.au/books…
Fannie Flagg author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe was in the movie Grease en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan…
There is a burger joint that cooks their burgers in 100 year old grease that is constantly reused (X-post from /r/grease) reddit.com/r/grease/comme…
Pizza boxes are generally non-recyclable due to food and grease contamination recyclebank.com/live-gree…
Rubbing Off The Nose Grease With Your Finger Then Placing It On Your Beer Foam Will Quickly Dispel The Head. thisround.net/2009/07/tam…
Today I learned of 'gutter oil' - recycled cooking oil filling 1/10 of the market in China, made from sewer drain grease and slaughterhouse waste. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut…
Stockard Channing was 34 when she portrayed Rizzo (18) in Grease. pajiba.com/seriously_rand…

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