Despite flopping massively, Grease 2 inspired an Indian remake. While Bollywood didn't make a remake of the original Grease, instead only focusing on the sequel, the movie became so successful the state of Karnataka had to grant a public leave day so people could watch the movie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Widespread petkeeping is a relatively recent phenomenon. Until the 19th century, most animals owned by households were working animals that were regarded unsentimentally. In 1698, a farmer recorded in his diary: β€œMy old dog Quon was killed and baked for his grease, which yielded 11lb.” theguardian.com/lifeandst…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Gutter oil is oil which has been recycled from waste oil collected from sources such as restaurant fryers, grease traps, slaughterhouse waste and fatbergs (congealed grease in sewers). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Egyptian women placed large cones of scented grease on their heads to melt on them all day fashionologiahistoriana.c…
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…
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…
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…
An Australian Pub was Sued after a Patron Slipped on Grease from a Person Wearing Pork Chops as Shoes telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
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…
Used pizza boxes are not recyclable due to grease. easywaystogogreen.com/rec…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The actor that played Craterface in Grease was gay and died of complications from AIDS in the early 90s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
A grease nipple is called a zerk after the inventors name, Oscar U Zerk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Olivia Newton-John was 29 when she played a high-school girl on Grease. telegraph.co.uk/women/lif…
Paul McCartney owns the publishing rights to "Guys and Dolls", "Grease", "A Chorus Line", and "Annie". empireonline.com/people/p…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Pizza boxes, or any cardboard or paper with grease soaked into it, aren't usually recycled. earth911.com/news/2009/03…
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…
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…
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…
Human nose grease is used for cleaning photographic negatives en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas…

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