There is a demon found in Catholic lore that collects all the mispronounced words said by priests and puts them in a sack. That sack is later carried by the offending priests in hell. gallimaufry.typepad.com/b…
When the Eagles broke up in 1980, Don Henley said in an interview that they would play again together β€œwhen Hell freezes over.” 14 years later, the Eagles released their comeback album, Hell Freezes Over. wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_F…
H.R. Giger (the designer of the alien in Alien), once got stopped by Dutch customs because of his disturbing drawings, which they thought were photographs. Giger later said: "Where on Earth did they think I could have photographed my subjects? In hell, perhaps?" theguardian.com/artanddes…
When chicago radio station β€œthe loop” was replaced by a Christian music station. They signed off with highway to hell! ihorror.com/rock-radio-st…
Billboard removed Old Town Road from their country charts because it did not β€œembrace enough elements of today’s country music.” Lil Nas X reached out to Billy Ray Cyrus who later said β€œit’s honest, humble, and has an infectious hook and a banjo. What the hell more do ya need?” people.com/country/billy-…
Marge Simpson's hairstyle was originally designed to hide rabbit ears for an eventual reveal that she was secretly a rabbit from Matt Groening's comic strip "Life in Hell." cbr.com/tv-legends-reveal…
Frank Zappa's 'Jazz from Hell' an entirely instrumental album had an RIAA warning label on it for being explicit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaz…
Today I learned of Old Theiss who, in 1692, claimed not only to be a werewolf, but that he and his comrades regularly entered Hell to do battle with the Devil. the-tls.co.uk/articles/ol…
Today I learned about Emanuel Swedenborg a prolific scientist who later in life believed he was given visions by Jesus and was appointed by him to reform Christianity. He also claimed that this revelation granted him the ability to visit heaven and hell freely. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ema…
Malbolge, a programming language named after the eighth circle of hell in Dante's Inferno, was specifically designed to be almost impossible to use, via base-three arithmetic and self-altering code. It took two years for the first Malbolge program to appear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
When making "Nature Trail to Hell", Weird Al Yankovic parodied the Satanic backmasking scare by putting a reversed recording of the words "Satan eats Cheez Whiz!" in the song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22…
In 1692, an 80yo Livonian farmer came to court as a witness on a robbery case. Instead he ended up admiting that he was a werewolf. He would transform into a werewolf at night, travel to hell and fight evil witches. One of the witches was his neighbour, who broke his nose with his broomstick en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thi…
In 1997, Kleberg County, TX officially designated β€œHeaven-o” as the county’s official greeting instead of β€œHello”, because the latter contains the word β€œHell”. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Fucking Hell is a German pale lager with an alcohol content of 4.9%. It is named after the village of Fucking in Austria; hell is the German word for 'pale' and a typical description of this kind of beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuc…
Today I learned about the 1994-2002 Quebec Biker Wars between the Hells Angels and the Rock Machine. The turf war caused 162 deaths, scores wounded. The victims include an 11-year-old boy killed by shrapnel from one of the more than 80 bombs bikers planted around Quebec. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
Michael Scott was an Scottish mathematician that appeared in Dante's Inferno which was published in 1314. In the story he was trapped in the 8th level of hell with his head facing backwards to the rest of his body for being a false prophet during his life. scotsman.com/whats-on/art…
There's a group of people which make hearse parades and they hold the world record for the longest hearse parade that they made in Hell, Michigan worldrecordacademy.com/tr…
Late EDM producer Avicii's name means "the lowest level of Buddhist hell" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avi…
Americium, a chemical element, was originally named Pandemonium due to the difficulty in discovery and because Pandemonium meant Hell (the word is of Greek origin and the capital of Hell in Milton's Paradise Lost). Today, Americium's most common use is in smoke detectors which detect fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
Gary Larson apologized for the Far Side strip Hell's Video Store; it has nothing but copies of Ishtar. After seeing Ishtar he said "There are so many cartoons for which I should probably write an apology, but this is the only one which compels me to do so." ishtarthemovie.com/Trivia…
To disprove reports of his death after a weeks-long disappearance, the President of Turkmenistan appeared on state television driving a rally car around a flaming gas crater known as "Hell's Gate" abc.net.au/news/2019-08-0…
There is a phenomenon that occurs to 5-10% of sunburn victims called β€œHell’s itch” or β€œsuicide itch” which causes an excruciating and maddening itch. academic.oup.com/jtm/arti…
Today I learned about a church located on what was formerly highway 666 in Ontario that asked the Ministry of Transportation to change the highway number so as not to be located on the 'Highway to Hell'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
In 1969 the Rolling Stones hired the Hell's Angels to provide security for their gig at the Altamont Free Concert for a fee of $500 worth of beer. A man by the name of Meredith Hunter Jr. drew a revolver at the stage and was stabbed and kicked to death by the Hell's Angels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Buzz Aldrin peed in his pants (space suit) on the moon, saying it was β€œlonely as hell” up there. businessinsider.com/bathr…
When the USS S-5 began partially sinking after a failed submerged test run it was approached by the steam ship Atlanthus who signaled them "Where bound?" to which the S-5 responded with "Hell by compass." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
In the Siege of Bastogne in 1944, the Germans sent a letter offering surrender. The US commander's response was "To the German Commander: NUTS! The American Commander". This was translated by the US interpreter as "Go to hell". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sie…
Mandrakes are real. In one superstition, people who pull up the root will be condemned to hell. The mandrake root would scream as it was pulled from the ground, killing anyone who heard it. In the past, people tied the roots to animals and then used the animals to pull the roots from the soil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The working title for "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey" was "Bill & Ted go to Hell". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Am-Phu cave in Vietnam is decorated with "hell" themes: sculpted demons "and fanged devils bathed in sinister red light, where hands reach up from the waters below and river monsters threaten to gnash (visitors') souls to bits." It's located under the mountain associated with heaven. atlasobscura.com/places/a…
Today I learned about a town named Hell, Michigan. Amongst other things it has an all-hearse auto show called Hellfest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
60's social activist Abbie Hoffman and author of Fuck the System ,Revolution for the Hell of It, and Steal This Book , had an FBI file that was 13,262 pages long. or, about 11 times that of Tolstoy's War and Peace en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abb…
In 1997, Texas commissioners tried to designate β€œheaven-o” as their county’s official greeting. The reason, β€œhello” contains β€œhell”. centerforinquiry.org/blog…
Today I learned about Hell Ships, ships that were used to ferry prisoners of war in brutal, oftentimes deadly conditions by Imperial Japan during WWII wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_s…
In 2013, the Fresno chapter of the Hell's angels waited in line outside of Walmart for five days so they could buy every bike inside and donate them to charity. abc13.com/shopping/hells-…
Purgatory in the Divine Comedy (1320) is a mountain situated on the opposite end of the world to Jerusalem, and Dante and Virgil reach it by going to the centre of the Earth (via Hell) and up the other side. This is because the Medieval world, and hence Dante, knew the Earth was a sphere. florenceinferno.com/dante…
1000000000000066600000000000001 is known as Belphegor's prime; a palindromic prime number (a number which reads the same both backwards and forwards and is only divisible by itself and one). The name refers to one of the Seven Princes of Hell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
A Greco-Roman temple in Turkey was once considered to be the doorway to Hell time.com/5171047/turkey-g…
In 2003, Paramount Pictures planned to make a movie based on Avril Lavigne's song "Sk8r Boi". However, the project eventually ended up in development hell and was later abandoned. ew.com/article/2003/05/28…
The actress that played the princess twins in the MST3k-spoofed "Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell" is now the US Ambassador to Denmark en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Today I learned of the Bat' d'Af', French military units composed of heavily-tattooed criminals and problematic soldiers. Members called the units "the Hell" due to harsh discipine and living conditions. Despite this, they served with distinction in France's colonial wars, Crimea, and WW1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
'Fucking Hell' is a beer named after the village of 'Fucking' in Austria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuc…
An IT Director, fed up with sales calls where the caller lied to reach IT staff, said to transfer one such caller 'straight to hell' . This led to the creation of a special extension for such calls where horrible hold music and faked queue messages play on an endless loop to increase hold time. theregister.co.uk/2016/04…
There's a town in Madagascar that used to be called Hell-Ville. (It was named after Anne ChrΓ©tien Louis de Hell, who was a governor of nearby RΓ©union.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Today I learned about Belphegor's Prime. It's the palindromic prime number 1000000000000066600000000000001. Named after Belphegor, Prince of Hell, it has 666 at its heart surrounded by 13 zeros on either side en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
King ov Hell, bassist of Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth, left the group "due to difficulties combining playing in a clear-cut Satanic metal band as Gorgoroth with the fact that he is full-time employed as a primary school teacher." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
Just five years after winning the first season of Hells Kitchen, Micheal Wray was divorced, had lost his daughter shortly after birth, was addicted to drugs and living under a freeway over pass in LA mashed.com/171701/michael…
Roald Dahl author of charlie and the chocolate factory and Matilda was the author behind the screenplay for "You only live twice" despite having no experience writing a screenplay except for a movie unfinished called "The Bells of Hell Go Ting-a-ling-a-ling" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
During the 16th century there formed a group of Astral Projecting Werewolves who fight witches in Hell 4 times a year for God. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
When The South's Gonna Do It Again by Charlie Daniels Band, a song about Southern rock, was used by the KKK, Daniels said "I'm damn proud of the South, but I sure as hell am not proud of the Ku Klux Klan. [..] It was not written to promote hate groups." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…

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