Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony was abducted at age 4, which led to abuse and him being molested for 2 years. John Walsh shared the story on America's Most Wanted in 1983 which led to his rescue. Bizzy went on the show in 2002 to update and thank John Walsh. Video in link. cleveland.com/entertainme…
Virtually all Western music since the 18th C. is slightly out of tune (by ~1.5%) relative to perfect harmonies (i.e. when notes resound in exact, simple multiples of one another). The original 7-note Pythagorean tuning and Bach's well-tempered clavier had perfect harmonies but unequal spacing. slate.com/articles/arts/m…
Straight and proportionally spaced frets in instruments are only an approximation of "true temperament", or the type of tuning that allows perfect harmonies. A pair of inventors developed a type of guitar neck that allows for true temperament, with wobbly frets that aren't evenly spaced. pmtonline.co.uk/blog/2009…
Harmony Korine was banned for life from The Late Show with David Letterman just prior to his 4th appearance on the show for going through Meryl Steep's purse in the green room, who was also a guest that night, and it was Letterman himself that caught him in the act. youtu.be/KRO6jZgQ6i4
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony changed their name to Boneless Thugs-N-Harmony to promote Buffalo Wild Wings, and three of the group’s members also changed their individual rap names to Krayzie Boneless, Flesh Boneless, and Wish Boneless rollingstone.com/music/mu…
"I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" is a pop song that originated as the jingle "Buy the World a Coke" in the 1971 "Hilltop" television commercial costing $250k ($1.6m today). The New Seekers later recorded the song which climbed to UK #1 and US #7 in 1971 and 1972. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%2…
Today I learned of the Pig Organ, an musical instrument that produces sound from pigs by poking them. Created as a response to a challenge by King Louis XI. Pigs were sorted according to size and tone which when spiked would produce a harmony or melody. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig…
Today I learned of Harmony Korine, who had written his first movie at age 19, wrote and directed another by age 21, and wrote a novel before age 25. He was also permanently banned from the Late Show when David Letterman found him going through Meryl Streep's handbag in the green room. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
General Nathan Bedford Forrest, once considered a hero of the Confederacy, changed his views post-war. He encouraged black advancement and endeavored to be a proponent for espousing peace and harmony between black and white Americans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
Mike Rowe (famous from Dirty Jobs) is an distinguished barbershop singer, and was named an Honorary Life Member of the Barbershop Harmony Society in 2017 barbershop.org/mike-rowe/
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is the only group to work with 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Eazy-E, and Big Pun while they were still alive dailyrapfacts.com/6494/bo…
During the Rivonia Trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela delivered an opening speech that lasted 3 hours. The addition of the 3 words in the last sentence, proclaiming he was β€˜if needs be’ prepared to die for the ideal of all living together In harmony, is credited with saving him from the gallows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riv…
The Bugis ethnic group in Indonesia recognize five genders within their society since the 13th century (makkunrai, oroanΓ©, bissu, calabai, and calalai). To the Bugis, coexistence between the five genders is necessary to maintain universal harmony and separating even one leads to unbalance theconversation.com/what-…
Today I learned of St. Martin de Porres - the Catholic patron saint of mixed-race people, barbers, innkeepers, public health workers, and all those seeking racial harmony. He was the illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman, Don Juan de Porres and Ana VelΓ‘zquez, a free woman of African-Native American descent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Mike Rowe is an honorary lifetime member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. His high school music teacher was quartet singer Fred King, who forced him into barbershop when he heard Mike's voice youtu.be/lLLx_7lTbFc?t=45
Director of 'Spring Breakers', Harmony Korine Was Banned From 'The Late Show' Because David Letterman Found Him Rifling Through Meryl Streep's Purse Backstage. theguardian.com/film/2013…
Despite the video showing all band members singing, the five-part harmony at the start of Queen's Bohemian Rapsody was all performed by Freddie Mercury en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boh…
Albert Einstein believed in "Spinoza's God", who "reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and the doings of mankind." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rel…
Phil Collins is an honorary member of the Hip-Hop group, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony due to the international success of their single, β€œHome”, on which Collins is featured. Collin’s moniker for the group is β€œChrome Bone”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, has casually studied subatomic physics, cosmology, biology and psychology throughout his life and frequently encourages harmony between science and Buddhism dalailama.com/messages/bu…
Bizzy Bone, of Bone Thugs and Harmony, was one of the first few abducted children in America that was rescued due to the efforts of John Walsh and America's Most Wanted. youtu.be/3VB2JSIKmho
Today I learned about the Dunbar's number. It is a theoretical upper limit of the people one can maintain stable relationships with. Suggested between 100 and 250. So if a town's population is below the Dunbar's number, it is more likely to have harmony and peace that a larger town or city. ed.ted.com/on/SuXNvTzp
Harmony Korine was personally banned from the Late Show by David Letterman after being found going through Meryl Streep's purse while intoxicated youtube.com/watch?v=KRO6j…
Today I learned of a black wolf called Romeo who lived on the edge of suburban Juneau, Alaska for six years and made friends with the locals and their dogs. The most unusual relationship formed, allowing three different species to live in harmony. There was even a book written about him. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Ancient stone slabs in Japan had the following message: β€œHigh dwellings are the peace and harmony of our descendants. Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point.” denverpost.com/2011/04/06…
The Pythagoreans of ancient Greece were the first researchers known to have investigated the expression of musical scales in terms of numerical ratios. Their central doctrine was that "all nature consists of harmony arising out of numbers". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
The a cappella introduction of "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a five-part harmony of overdubs by Freddie Mercury, not the whole band. en.wikipedia.org/?title=B…
In their 1983 film "Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life," the Pythons defined the meaning of life as "Try to be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try to live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mea…
Martin Luther King Jr. wore a Hawaiian lei during the historic Selma to Montgomery marches at the height of the civil rights movement, seeing Hawaii as a "noble example" of racial harmony hawaiimagazine.com/conten…
Quechua people in Peru and Bolivia have festivals where the men, women, and sometimes kids beat the crap out of each other in the name of social harmony youtube.com/watch?v=Az54T…
Indonesian President Sukarno ordered a Christian Architect to build the largest Mosque in the country. He also ordered it to be build next to a Cathedral and a Church as a symbol of the nation religious harmony and tolerance. (Indonesia has the world largest Muslim population) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ist…
The harmonious coexistence of the various religions along Pitt Street in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia has earned the street its nickname - the Street of Harmony. Places of worship of Islam,Taoism,Hinduism and Christianity are located within metres of one another along this street. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
The although the opening of the video of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen shows all band members singing, it is actually a 5-part harmony that's all multi-track recordings of Freddy Mercury's voice. youtu.be/p3MjsrMNCbU?t=6m…
Fire posed the greatest danger to the Forbidden City, as it was constructed almost entirely from wood. The Hall of Supreme Harmony caught fire after being struck by a bolt of lightning just 100 days after its inauguration scmp.com/news/china/artic…
Today I learned about the Barbershop Harmony Society an international society for the promotion of Barbershop music. barbershop.org/
Instead of dividing the backing vocals (low, medium, and high), Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and Roger Taylor, of the band Queen, would record each background part together in unison, twice. 3 part harmony = 18 "voices". This is considered to be a key element of the "Queen Sound". youtu.be/oUX0rXHRIHE?t=12…
Fifth Harmony member Dinah Jane was forced to watch her grandmother's funeral on FaceTime because of the strenuous touring schedule bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
The simple piano piece β€œChopsticks” was so called because the melody is to be played in two-part harmony with both hands held in a vertical orientation, little fingers down and palms facing each other, striking the keys with a chopping motion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
In Nara prefecture, Japan, deers and people lived in harmony for 1300 years. You can see deers all over the city. They are called "bowing deers" because they bow to people to get food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sik…
The so-called "Tristan chord," from Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde (F, B, Dβ™―, and G#), is significant is in its move away from traditional tonal harmony β€” and toward atonality. The notes are not unusual; What distinguishes it is its unusual relationship to the implied key of its surroundings. youtu.be/dWLp7lBomW8
There is a World Swastika Rehabilitation Day, where β€œthe goal is to return the swastika’s true meaning of peace and harmony to this ancient symbol regretfully hijacked by the Nazis” jews4rael.org/news.php?it…
Though the Bible is not clear on whether dogs go to heaven, it does make reference to different animals being in harmony with one another in the afterlife. bibleinfo.com/en/question…
The crew of Gummo found the filming locations in real bug infested homes so disgusting that they wore hazmat suits. Finding this offensive to the homeowners, Harmony Korine and the cinematographer wore nothing but speedos and filp flops on set to spite the crew. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gum…
The Five Races Under One Union principle upon which Republic of China was founded in 1911, that emphasized harmony between five major ethnic groups: Han, Manchus, Mongols, Uyghurs, Tibetans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiv…
Today I learned of MS Harmony of the Seas, the largest passenger ship in the world, which can hold 6,780 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
Soviet pseudoscientist Lysenko promoted Marxist theories in agriculture like "there will be no 'class warfare' among plants of the same species, so seeds can be planted close together and will grow in harmony." The adoption of these ideas in China caused crop failure and millions of deaths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
A German "genius" horse named Muhamed had the mental capasity to extract the cube root of numbers, perform music, and even distinguish between harmony and discord en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muh…
The Coke commercial campaign "I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke" was so successful that the song "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (in Perfect Harmony)" was written to the same melody. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%2…

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