Bloomers, the short gym bottoms worn by Japanese girls in Anime and manga, were largely phased out IRL in favor of unisex longer-legged shorts in the 1990's after a student protest at one school over the shorts attracting "unwanted attention" spread nationally. japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
19-yr-old Eric Simons squatted at AOL HQ to work on his startup. When a mentorship ended, his badge still gave access; for 2 months he got basic free food from the lounge, used the showers, locker, & gym, did wash at AOL's free laundromat, & rotated sleep on 3 couches to evade night security. cnet.com/news/meet-the-ti…
Canuck the Crow, the infamous bird who stole a knife from a crime scene and became a local legend for his fearless interactions with the citizens of Vancouver (occasionally stealing whatever they were holding, even on public transportation) was a regular at the gym, where he would go take a nap. audubon.org/news/the-misa…
Every year on September 11, firefighters in the United States will climb 110 flights of stairs in full gear in buildings or at the gym to remember the 343 firefighters who lost their lives that day. www-m.cnn.com/2018/09/11/…
Christopher Reeve bulked up over 40lb of muscle mass to play Superman with the help of David Prowse. Superman and Darth Vader were gym buddies. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
80 percent of people who joined a gym in January 2012 quit within five months. 4 percent of new gym goers don’t even make it past the end of January and 14 percent drop out in February creditdonkey.com/gym-memb…
Professional wrestler Richard Garza, aka β€˜Mighty Igor’, began his career in wrestling after he knocked a man unconscious during an argument in the gym. A promoter witnessing the event informed Garza that the man he fought was actually a professional wrestler and promptly invited him to compete. wikipedia.org/wiki/Mighty…
The Rock travels with private gym of over 40,000 lbs. of equipment that over 100 crew members assemble at each film location menshealth.com/fitness/a1…
Today I learned of the durian, an Asian fruit. Depending on their genetics, people perceive the fruit as either sweet and delicious, while others find is nauseating. One writer described it as smelling like "pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dur…
John Hughes filmed "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" concurrently to save time and money. He even used the same closed high school for the interior scenes, but built a second library in the gym for "Breakfast Club" as the original was too small. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The gym chain Planet Fitness, which charges between $10 and $20 per month, has, on average, 6,500 members per gym. Most of its gyms can hold around 300 people. Planet Fitness can do this because it knows that members won't show up. npr.org/sections/money/20…
"The largest bomb found on Guam [USA] to date is a 1,000-pound bomb, discovered June 14, 2010. This was uncovered during construction by the Naval Base Guam's gym." "Super Typhoon Yutu [2018] uncovered a 500-pound bomb on Tinian" in Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, USA. guampdn.com/story/beyondl…
Directing the famous "Truffle Shuffle" scene was so uncomfortable that "The Goonies'" director Richard Donner bought the actor who plays Chunk a gym membership and took a personal interest in his fitness. Jeff Cohen went on to be captain of his high school football and wrestling teams. nme.com/news/film/the-goo…
They used soccer balls to play basketball before their own ball was invented. Early basketball players used a soccer ball, which they threw into half-bushel peach baskets hung on opposite ends of the gym. sportsrec.com/6592545/the…
The record for the fastest marathon run is an average speed of 12,93 miles per hour or 20,68 km per hour. (For comparison looking at the treadmill at the gym, it is limited to max speed about 12 mph or 19 km/h) runnersworld.com/races-pl…
Lynyrd Skynyrd was named after Leonard Skinner, a gym teacher who used to send the band's members to the principal for their long hair. Later, the band used his real estate company's sign and phone number in album artwork, swamping Leonard Skinner Realty in prank calls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
In the late 1980s, French sociologist Wacquant entered a boxing gym in a ghetto as a way to study Chicago's black poor. He got so into to it that after three years, he had started considering quitting academia to turn pro nytimes.com/2003/11/08/bo…
The band Lynyrd Skynyrd had previously been called 'The One Percent' in the late 60s, but in 1970 they changed the name to Lynyrd Skynyrd in reference to a gym teacher, Leonard Skinner, who strict enforced a policy against boys with long hair at their high school en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
Pete Wentz also owns the record label, DCD2 Records, which has signed bands including Panic! at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
There is a basketball court above the Supreme Court, known as β€œThe Highest Court in the Land”. It was originally a storage room, but it got converted to a gym in the 1940s. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
A 39-story Korean skyscraper was evacuated because 17 people doing Tae Bo in its gym caused the building to shake excessively mimicking an earthquake geek.com/geek-cetera/kore…
"Gym" is "jΓ΅usaal" in Estonian language and it's direct translation would be "Hall of Strength". translator.eu/english/est…
Japan sells bodily-flavored food, such as "girl sweat"-flavored chicken. The taste: a full bouquet of sweet, sour, salty, and cheesy flavors with the savory umami of the chicken adding a gym clothes undernote. munchies.vice.com/en_us/a…
It was common practice into late 70's to require boys swim nude in all male pools including gym classes wbez.org/shows/curious-ci…
The movie "Dodgeball"(2004) has an alternate ending where Average Joe's gym loses, and the movie ends abruptly. It was changed because of negative test audience reactions. youtu.be/RX1zEY0LIXQ
A 13 year old was arrested for burping and laughing in gym class because of a New Mexico statute stating it is a misdemeanor to disrupt school activities. ca10.uscourts.gov/opinion…
Mathematician George Boole's grandson invented the Jungle Gym en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun…
Ben & Jerry's creators, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield first met because they were the slowest kids in their gym class. blog.hubspot.com/marketin…
After Kirani James won Grenada's first-ever Olympic gold medal in 2012, the country was so proud that the government held a giant 3-hour celebratory rally attended by thousands, gave him US$186,000, printed new stamps, named a new stadium after him, and built a museum/gym in his home town. jamaicaobserver.com/sport…
Ancient Greeks used to go to the gym naked and they competed nude to encourage aesthetic appreciation of the male body, and to be a tribute to the gods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gym…
13 of the 15 largest high school gyms in the United States are in Indiana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Glee TV series was initially written as a feature film by actor Ian Brennan, with the aid of Screenwriting for Dummies. A TV producer friend of Brennan's from LA was a member of the same gym as Ryan Murphy and gave him a copy of the script, which he rewrote and sold to FOX as a TV series. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gle…
A teen secretly lived in AOL's HQ for 2 months, eating free food, using gym & showers, sleeping in conference rooms while working on his start-up. Everyone assumed he worked there news.cnet.com/8301-32973_…
A growing number of wealthy women are getting cosmetic surgery know as Blowtox - Botox injections in the scalp. This stops nerves from activating sweat glands so they can emerge from the gym with their hair still looking blow-dried. inquisitr.com/2247450/blo…
Ancient Greeks used to go to the gym naked -- the word 'gymnasium' means "school for naked exercise". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gym
Most insurance companies will provide discounts or reimbursements for gym memberships to keep you healthy cbsnews.com/news/hidden-h…
The gym on the top floor of the US Supreme Court Building has a basketball court jokingly referred to as "the highest court in the land." nytimes.com/2005/07/31/po…
Putting dry tea bags in smelly shoes or gym bags will absorb the unpleasant odor greatist.com/health/treat…
People literally grow trees and roots into bridges, chairs, β€œpeople trees”, ladders, fences, jungle gyms, tunnels, etc… It’s known as β€œTree Shaping.” Theoretically, it can even be used to grow homes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
Gyms need a steady stream of new membership sign-ups, but must count on most of them never showing up. Gyms just aren't big enough to accommodate even half their members at once. npr.org/sections/money/20…
Canadian James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891 when he was looking for ways to keep his gym class busy on a rainy day. timeforfacts.com/15-inter…
The music video for "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me" features cameos from Panic! At The Disco, Gym Class Heroes, and The Academy Is... who all play different vampire gangs genius.com/Fall-out-boy-a…
In a UK poll of 1,000 gym members, paying an average of Β£564 a year, 11% said they hadn't been in a year, & 21% said they visited 3 times a year, meaning each visit cost them Β£188. mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…
The pool under the gym floor from It's a Wonderful Life is a real pool, and still in operation today at Beverly Hills High. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%…
When filming the movie "Space Jam", Warner Brothers built an indoor gym nicknamed the "Jordan Dome". MJ used it to get back into playing shape for his return by playing pickup games against other NBA players and celebrities niketalk.com/t/532086/jor…
Lynyrd Skynyrd named thier band after a gym teacher who suspended them for having long hair. His name was Leonard Skinner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
Dick Fuld, former CEO of Lehman Brothers, got punched in face and knocked out cold in the Lehman Brothers gym, the same night the Bank announced its bankruptcy. telegraph.co.uk/finance/f…
Thomas Amberry set the consecutive free throw record in 1993 at the age of 71. He shot and made 2,750 free throws over the course of twelve hours. However, the streak did not end due to a missed shot. Instead, a janitor kicked him out because the gym was closing for the night. si.com/vault/1994/10/17/1…
Indiana has 12 out of 14 of the largest high school basketball gyms in the US worldlibrary.org/articles…
After school officials in Texas found feces on the gym floor, approximately two dozen elementary school students were forced to pull down their pants to be inspected for evidence of defecation. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
There is a school in Moscow whose mission is to enable Russian women to snag rich husbands. Part of the curriculum includes "strengthening and toning the muscles using special equipment β€” a kind of gym for the vagina." marieclaire.com/world-rep…
Indiana has 13 of the 15 largest high school basketball gyms in the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Phoenix 1000 is a private luxury submarine for the super wealthy. Holds up to 20 passengers, and can be designed with a wine cellar and gym. $80m spiegel.de/international/…
Women can have orgasms at the gym. news.discovery.com/human/…
Hugh Jackman once had a stalker follow him from his home to the gym where she chased him with an electric razor full of her own pubic hair and repeatedly declared her love for him before throwing the blade at him and fleeing. ibtimes.co.uk/hugh-jackma…
Many hotels and subways in Southeast Asia have "no durian" signs due to the fruit's foul odor. It tastes like vanilla custard but its smell resembles "pig feces, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock" books.google.ca/books?id=…
Floyd Mayweather Jr's father never took him to the ice cream shop, park or the movies. He only remembers his father taking him to the gym to train and work on boxing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
Today I learned of the death of Gareth Williams. After two investigations Scotland Yard ruled that the most likely cause of death was that Williams had accidentally killed himself by locking himself in his gym bag from the outside and placing it into his own bathtub while inside the gym bag. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
There was a nuclear submarine with a gym and a swimming pool... and it was made by the USSR. youtu.be/sdYbii9dAYU?t=8m…
In preparing for Million Dollar Baby, Hilary Swank trained intently at a gym for 5 hours a day to the point of getting a near fatal staph infection. She didn't tell Eastwood because she thought it would have been out of character for her role. cbsnews.com/news/hilary-s…
Leonard Skinner, who was mentioned in the song "Camp Granada", later became a gym teacher who suspended a group of guys for long hair. They named their band, Lynyrd Skynyrd after him. babble.com/celebrity/who-…
Hugh Jackman was a gym teacher at a boarding school in London before he became famous. youtube.com/watch?v=yj46B…
Indiana has 12 of the top 15 largest high school gyms based on seating capacity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
There is a gym that is powered by human energy news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/techn…
A high school basketball player was found dead rolled up in a gym mat. He is said to have suffocated trying to retrieve a shoe, but the cause of death is still unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Founding Red Hot Chili Peppers members Flea, Hillel Slovak, and Jack Irons all went to Fairfax Highschool. Both Slash and Phil Spector also attended, and the school's gym was used in the "Smells like Teen Spirit" music video. artistfacts.com/detail.ph…
There is a fruit that has been described as the β€œKing of the Fruits” and as having an odor of β€œpig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock” it can be smelled from yards away and is forbidden from local hotels, subways, airports, and public transportation throughout Southeast Asia. xojane.com/healthy/giving…
Tyler Perry owns a 60-acre movie studio complete w/ 5 acre lake, 400 seat theater, cafeteria, gym, backlot w/ a full street for filming and of course a chapel tylerperry.com/studio/
According to data from Foursquare, the first Thursday in February is Fall Off the Wagon Day, the day when the uptick in check-ins to fast-food restaurants meets the downturn of check-ins to gyms. foursquare.com/infographi…
The library from The Breakfast Club was really the gym and the football field Bender walked across was turned into townhomes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mai…
A young entrepreneur secretly lived in AOL's HQ for 2 months, eating free food, using gym & showers, sleeping in conference rooms while working on his start-up. Everyone assumed he worked there businessinsider.com/eric-…
The Village People disco song "YMCA" was based on the Y in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. The original Y in the music video is now a Crunch gym. nypress.com/local-news/20…
The twins who played baby Oscar in Ghostbusters 2 own and operate an MMA gym today. They are also John Denver's nephews. 92127magazine.com/2012/03…
Sam Sann completed the American Ninja Warrior course at 48 with a sprained ankle and fused hand injury from being electrocuted. He was a Cambodian refugee who now operates a 17,000 sqft gym, where he hand built his massive ANW obstacle course. He also cuts hair and owns the salon next door. houstoniamag.com/health-a…
There is a large Water Park in Pyongyang, North Korea. It features slides, pools, a gym & health complex and the happy laughter of it's many visitors. youtube.com/watch?v=kYD2s…
Warner Bros built a gym for Michael Jordan to run pick up games and practice on during the filming of Space Jam. ftw.usatoday.com/2013/06/…
Water remains potable indefinitely, as long as it's covered to prevent contamination from material that can grow microbes. The few month old half bottle of water in your gym bag is perfectly safe to drink. sciencenordic.com/can-wat…
Tire mulch is cryogenically frozen and shattered (for gardens/ playgrounds/ climbing gyms) libertytire.com/Recycling…
The 'pump' you get from a session in the gym is seen as a threat by your body and so it builds muscle to protect the structure. t-nation.com/training/why…
Today I learned about the only civilian settlement on Antarctica, Villa Las Estrellas. With a maximum population of 120, it has a gym, souvenir shop and school. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vil…
Kendrick Johnson's FBI wrongful death investigation from 2013 death in gym mat is still unsolved en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
The Coalinga State Hospital cost $400 million to build. At a cost of $185,000 a year per person it houses 800+ child molesters & rapists too dangerous to release after their prison terms. 70% refuse treatment & many will stay indefinitely. It has a store, cafeteria, barbershop, library, & gym. utsandiego.com/news/2010/…
The number of gyms affiliated with CrossFit grew from 13 in 2005 to 13,000 in 2016. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
The Supreme Court gym, includes a basketball court (appropriately named the "Highest Court in the Land") 67.39.100.124/wordpress/?…
There is an outdoor gym in the UK that produces energy with the people's workout. psfk.com/2012/05/generate…
The treadmills at my gym shut off after an hour

6 1/2 miles, and less than a year ago I got tired after 10 minutes. Just wanted to share with someone.

Wesley Snipes's apartment was destroyed by the collapse of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. He happened to have been delayed at the gym where he was working out, otherwise he would have been home at that moment. imdb.com/name/nm0000648/b…
, Eero Saarinen, the man who designed the Gateway Arch in St.Louis Missouri, was the first person to create the "jungle gym". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eer…
John Cena was in an ad for Gold's Gym before his wrestling career en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Women who lift weights report experiencing orgasms in the gym wownews.co.uk/weird-news-…
The band Lynryd Skynyrd named their band after their elementary school gym teacher (in mockery) who was notorious for strictly enforcing the school's policy against boys having long hair en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…

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