Buzz Aldrin peed in his pants (space suit) on the moon, saying it was β€œlonely as hell” up there. businessinsider.com/bathr…
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…
One to three days after getting a bad sunburn, you can experience a traumatic pain called "Hell's Itch" which feels like fire ants crawling under your skin. healthline.com/health/out…
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…
A Greco-Roman temple in Turkey was once considered to be the doorway to Hell time.com/5171047/turkey-g…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
Hell is a crater on the Moon carrying the name of ordained priest Max Hell en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
There's a place in the coast of Namibia called "Skeleton coast" and nicknamed "The Land God made in Anger" and "The Gates of Hell", that holds the remains of over a thousand shipwrecks and, by land, can only be left by crossing hundreds of miles of marshes and desert. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ske…
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…
In an attempt to add allure to his Presidency, Richard Nixon held an extravagant dinner party for abdicated King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. It was an embarrassing flop becoming known as the ""White house dinner party from hell." englishmanlovesamerica.co…
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…
In the mid-2000s Kevin Smith was approached about the possibility of a Jay & Silent Bob/Hellraiser crossover as sort of a 21st century Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein. They would have opened the box and their version of Hell would have been rehab. ihorror.com/that-time-jay…
In the Spawn comic book, Marvel and DC superheroes are imprisoned in Hell with their creators, making a meta-commentary on corporate vs indie publishers cbr.com/meta-messages-spa…
In 1987, Matt Groening intended to pitch a series of animated shorts based on his comic strip "Life in Hell". While waiting in the lobby, he realized it would require giving up his publishing rights, so instead, he hurriedly formulated his version of a dysfunctional family called "The Simpsons". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
During "Hell Week" of Navy Seal Selection, 5 days of extreme physical testing, Navy Seal recruits are permitted only 4 hours of sleep. youtu.be/HrTl54K-NUY
The Hells Angels tried to assassinate Mick Jagger by a surprise sea attack ultimateclassicrock.com/h…
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…
A place exists called "The Gateway to Hell" in Ethiopia, one of the hottest and most alien places on the planet. The air is toxic to humans and organisms were found living in pure acid without any oxygen. bbc.com/future/story/2017…
After a Hell's Angels member threw a tire iron at Evel Knievel during a stunt show, he and a majority of the spectators fought back, sending three of the fifteen Hells Angels members to the hospital en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve…
The Queen's Engineering Society's motto "Quis Dolor Cui Dolium" translates to "Who suffers who has a cask of wine?" This motto was devised in 1963 to lend some Latin dignity to the Society's informal English motto, "What the hell as long as there's free beer." queensu.ca/encyclopedia/m…
The sequel Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey changed its name from the original β€œBill and Ted Go To Hell” because, in 1991, they were unable to advertise a film with the word hell in it on television before 9PM. nytimes.com/1991/07/14/mo…
Today I learned about Lt Commander Joseph Vaghi. He was an US Beachmaster during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, acting as a "traffic cop" orienting the landing troops. Giving orders under heavy machine gun fire, he ran into an old classmate, who asked him, "Hi Joe, what the hell are you doing here?" memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp…
The Hell’s Angels tried to assassinate Mick Jagger in retribution for the Rolling Stones firing their event security after the Altamont festival debacle. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/enter…
In the 1960s, Boston Mayor John Collins reportedly gasped as the new City Hall design was first unveiled, and someone in the room blurted out, "What the hell is that?" Stylistically, City Hall is considered one of the leading examples of Brutalist architecture architectuul.com/architec…
The song β€œMah NΓ  Mah NΓ ,” made famous by the Muppets on β€œSesame Street” and β€œThe Muppet Show,” originally appeared in the Italian film β€œSvezia, inferno e paradiso” (β€œSweden: Heaven and Hell”), a 1968 exploitation documentary film about wild sexual activity in Sweden. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mah…
There existed "Hell Drivers" (1930s). Hell Drivers would demonstrate the dependability of a manufacturer's automotive product via precision driving and deliberate crashes. Featured stunts included driving cars on two wheels, crashing through flaming barricades, and jumping ramps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
The idea that homeowners own the airspace above their homes comes from medieval Roman law β€œCuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos” ("Whoever owns the soil, it is theirs up to Heaven and down to Hell.") mentalfloss.com/article/3…
That the 'harle' in harlequin is from the Old French for hell, so a harlequin was a kind of demon but the English changed it into a clown over time. vocabulary.com/dictionary…
In 1995 Manny Charlton, Nazareth's guitarist, sent a tape with an untitled song to Doom's developers and wrote "For all the guys and gals at I.D. (sic) who came up with the coolest game this side of hell, kick some demon butt to this!!" in the liner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Today I learned of the Half Way to Hell Club, an exclusive club organized by the men who fell from the Golden Gate Bridge during its construction in 1936 and 1937 and were saved by the safety nets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
The Church of Satan is headquartered in Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
– After 9/11, Clear Channel (now iheartMedia) told their stations not to play Stairway to Heaven, Walk Like an Egyptian, Highway to Hell and over 160 songs by Alice in Chains, Beatles, GnR, Tom Petty, U2 and others. In addition, they completely banned every song by Rage Against the Machine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
The bell sounds at the start of "Hells Bells" were made by a bell custom made for AC/DC. It was a replica of the Loughborough War Museum's Denison Bell, which the band could not record due to pigeons in the tower interrupting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
When AC/DC was accused of backmasking Satanic messages in "Highway To Hell", guitarist Angus Young said "you didn't need to play [the album] backwards, because we never hid [the messages]. We'd call an album Highway To Hell, there it was right in front of them." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
The South Park Motion Picture "Bigger, Longer & Uncut" is not referring to the size, length or format of the movie itself, but rather a clever jab at the MPAA who would not allow the title "All Hell Breaks Loose" due to the use of the word "Hell" which was to vulgar. vice.com/en_us/article/yw…
Today I learned of Japanese corporate β€œhell camps” where they sent underperforming middle managers to whip them into shape. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The actress that portrayed the Public Defender Billie Young on the sitcom Night Court was also the singer who frequently sang duets with Meat Loaf on the Bat Out of Hell album. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell…
The song "Mah NΓ  Mah NΓ " sung by The Muppets, was originally created for an Italian soft-core pron video called Svezia, inferno e paradiso (Sweden: Heaven and Hell). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swe…
One of the most popular figures of German kids TV is a depressed piece of bread called Bernd, that is best known for his lines "Crap" and "Life is hell", spoken in a gloomy baritone. "Bernd epitomized the fundamental pessimism felt by many, if not most, Germans about, well, almost everything." spiegel.de/international/…
In 2013 a pair of AC/DC fans ran a Facebook campaign to push the Highway To Hell single to UK Christmas #1 and stop The X Factor from getting that position. While the song failed to reach #1, it peaked at #4, becoming AC/DC's first UK Top 10 single. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
The infamous Jack the Ripper sent a letter to George Lusk, the chairman of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee with half of a human kidney. "From hell. Mr Lusk, Sir I send you half the Kidney I took from one women preserved it for you tother piece I fried and ate it was very nice...." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
Today I learned about Hell's Itch, which is an uncommon occurence during a sunburn that is healing. It feels like "fire ants are biting you under your skin.” health.clevelandclinic.or…
Sid Haig (Captain Spaulding in The Devils Rejects, House of 1000 corpses, 3 from Hell) was offered the role of Marcellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction, but turned down the offer due to the shooting script, and short time filming in locales. He later regretted the decision. wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Ha…
Today I learned of Belphegor's Prime. It's a prime number that is also a palindrome. It's named after the Prince of Hell for ingenious inventions because it contains two sets of 13 zeroes with 666 in the center. The palindromic prime number is 1000000000000066600000000000001. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
In Dante's Inferno the center of Hell is depicted as a frozen lake made of Satan's tears en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Tate’s Hell State Park. A 202,000 acre forest near Carrabelle,FL. Named for a man that got lost in the wilderness. When he emerged he told a passerby "My name is Cebe Tate, and I just came from Hell" before collapsing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tat…
Today I learned of the Hell Itch, an extremely intense sunburn itch that affects 5%-10% of the population, leaving them practically dysfunctional while healing from sunburn nationalpost.com/news/can…
Liberal, Missouri was founded as an atheist utopia. Residents published recruitment ads claiming "it was the only town of its size in the US without a priest, preacher, church, saloon, God, Jesus, Hell, or Devil." The founder, George Walser, later converted to Christianity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lib…
The Garden of Earthly Delights, an oil painting by Heironymus Bosch, contains a character in Hell with sheet music on his butt and you can listen to it here: youtu.be/OnrICy3Bc2U
There is a beer named after the Austrian village of Fucking. It is named Fucking Hell and was originally denied a trademark. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuc…
Redbad, the last pagan King of Frisia (northern Netherlands), refused to convert to Christianity because he "preferred spending eternity in Hell with his pagan ancestors than in Heaven with his enemies." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Today I learned of Michael Durant, who was taken prisoner in Mogadishu in 1993. He was tortured for 11 days until he heard a helicopter playing "Hell's Bells" by AC/DC. His superiors knew it was his favorite song, so they had rigged a helicopter with a loudspeaker and flown over the city looking for him. ultimateclassicrock.com/a…
Today I learned of the "Gates of Hell" in Turkministan. In 1971, a Soviet drilling rig accidently punctured an underground natural gas cavern. To head off a environmental catastrophe, the Soviets set the gas on fire. The crater has been burning continuously for 47 years since. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
Today I learned about The Gates of Hell: A fiery crater that has been burning in the Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan since 1971. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
In WWII German command ordered encircled US troops in Bastogne to surrender, to which Gen Anthony McAuliffe replied simply: NUTS! When Col Joseph Harper delivered the message to the German commander, the commander asked what the message meant. Harper replied, "In plain English? Go to hell." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
While 71% of Americans believe in hell, only half of one per cent think that they are likely to end up there theguardian.com/world/200…
Hell's Angels bikers hold yearly toy drives for children at Christmas kmph.com/great-day/hells-…
When author Tad Williams was first introduced to George R.R. Martin, the latter growled "Get the hell out of here!". Martin wanted Williams to go home and finish the last part of "Memory, Sorrow and Thorn", the series that Martin later said was the inspiration for "A Song of Ice and Fire". theguardian.com/books/201…
Some churches offer an alternative to haunted houses. β€œJudgement House” is a walk through drama that portrays traumatic death scenes and the subsequent judgement at the gates of heaven, complete with a hell scene for the characters who weren’t Christians at the time of their death. judgementhouse.org/new-he…
Frank Zappa's Grammy-winning album Jazz from Hell received a "Parental Advisory" sticker even though it is a collection of instrumental pieces and contains no lyrics at all. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Every Jan 15th in Nozawa - 25 and 42yo men (unlucky ages) build a wicker house which the 42yo's climb and aggressively taunt the townsfolk to set on fire. The 25yo's try to protect them while getting beat to hell with torches. Also, everyone is blasted on sake. This is The Dosojin Matsuri. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noz…
The casting of Meat Loaf as Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show was not a stunt, as it was pre Bat Out of Hell en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mea…
When building the Golden Gate Bridge, the lead structural engineer insisted on the installation of a safety net even though its $130,000 cost was deemed exorbitant. Over the four years of its construction, the net saved 19 men, who named themselves the β€œHalfway to Hell Club.” science.kqed.org/quest/au…
Today I learned about Robert the Devil, a medieval legend from the 13th century. Robert was the son of the devil, conceived through a satanic pact. He was extremely strong, courageous, and evil before repenting and vowing to conquer hell from his father. He is said to have saved Rome twice after turning good. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Because of a lucky genetic mutation happened in the 18th century, today 38 people in a small town in northern Italy don't suffer from cholesterol artery-clogging, making them virtually immune to heart disease and strokes. They all smoke, they eat like hell, and they don't care articles.latimes.com/1994…
The unique Asian/African folk sound heard in M.I.A.'s Paper Planes directly uses the melody of a 1982 post-punk song from an English rock band, The Clash's "Straight to Hell" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap…
Today I learned about the KOLA superdeep borehole, with 12,262 metres (40,230 ft; 7.619 miles) the deepest artifical point on earth. It spawned the "well to hell" urban legend, where miners allegedly heard noises of the tortured souls through a microphone lowered into the hole. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kol…
The Hells Angels know their name is missing an apostrophe; they don't care hells-angels.com/faqconta…
Buddhist cosmology describes that after death you are born into one of 16 consecutive layers of hell based on the net sum of all your karma. As you ascend, each layer has it's own unique theme of suffering that lasts for sextillions of years....each wikipedia.org/wiki/Naraka…
Today I learned about the halfway to hell club. It was an exclusive club formed by men who, while constructing the Golden Gate Bridge, fell from it but were saved by it's safety nets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
Michelangelo's painting "The Last Judgment" features naked men kissing one another and one man being dragged to hell by his testicles. Scholars believe the homoerotic figures were inspired by male prostitutes in baths and brothels that Michelangelo frequented in 16th century Rome. telegraph.co.uk/culture/a…
Today I learned of the song written across a subject's bum in Hieronymous Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights, which the academic Amelia Hamrick transcribed and dubbed as "The 500-Year Old Butt Song from Hell" news.artnet.com/art-world…
During the Battle of the Bulge, General McAulliffe responded to the German's surrender demands with "Nuts!" in English, which was then translated (with the help of Bud Harper) to "Go to hell!" in German. army.mil/article/92856/th…
The term jack-o-lantern is derived from the 17th century Irish myth of the drunkard/cheat Stingy Jack. Jack(refused entry to both heaven & hell) roamed purgatory with an ember from hell in a turnip lantern. Original jack-o-lanterns were lit veggies w/ demon faces placed outside to scare off Jack thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
Fucking Hell is a German Pilsner or 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…
There's a giant man made crater in Turkmenistan called the "Gate to Hell" that's been burning natural gas for nearly 50 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
At the 2:58 mark in the song "Hey Jude", Paul McCartney hits the wrong key on the piano and says "Fucking Hell". John Lennon suggested that they keep it into the song, and so they dropped it into a low register. You can still hear it in the song to this day. didyouknowfacts.com/f-bom…
In 1969, "Rolling Stones" organized a free concert at Altamont Speedway, and hired The Hells Angels as security, in an exchange for 500$ and a free beer. During the concert, 18 years old Meredith Hunter pulled out a gun, and was stabbed to death by a member of The Hells Angels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Former AC/DC frontman Bon Scott died of acute alcohol poisoning less than a year after recording the album and song "Highway to Hell" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
In 1888, the chairman of a "town vigilance committee," formed to investigate recent murders, received a letter. It was from the serial killer Jack the Ripper, and the letter came with half a victim's kidney. The return address was listed as "From Hell." wikivisually.com/wiki/Fro…
Today I learned about Hell, a village in Norway that has a grocery store, gas station, a fast food shop, and a retirement home. Until late 1995, the European route E6 highway went through Hell and across the Hell bridge, so you were literally able to drive on the Highway to Hell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
The Hell's Angels have expanded to Canada and are not designated a criminal organization. vice.com/en_us/article/bn…
The entirety of Hell's Kitchen (from Daredevil) is 4 blocks by 23 blocks - less than one square mile en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
The expression 'what in tarnation?' comes from 'tarnal' meaning eternal and 'nation' meaning damnation. The phrase is effectively 'What the hell?'. appalachianhistory.net/20…
If you beat the video game Twisted Metal III as the demon Minion, he wishes to spend eternity in Hell. In standard Twisted Metal fashion the wish is turned against him and he is sent to Hell, Michigan. us.wow.com/wiki/Hell,_Mic…
The "Can-Can" song was originally composed for an opera as a soundtrack to a man descending into hell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orp…
The songwriter behind Meat Loaf's 'Bat Out of Hell' also wrote Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of My Heart' and Celine Dion's 'It’s All Coming Back to Me Now' hazlitt.net/longreads/man…

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