A fan drove three hours to deliver rapper, Boozie Badazz, a much needed dosage of insulin. She refused to accept payment and instead asked for just a photo. On her way home she stopped at a store, bought a scratch off ticket, and won $10,000. revolt.tv/platform/amp/ne…
In the early days of home computers, late 70's to early 80's, computer magazines featured code listings that readers would spend hours typing into their computer in order to play a game or have a certain program. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typ…
There are β€œharbinger zip codes”, these contain people who tend to buy unpopular products that fail and tend to choose losing political candidates. Their home values also rise slower than surrounding zip codes. A yet to be explained phenomena where people are "out of sync" with the rest. kottke.org/19/12/the-harb…
In β€œForrest Gump,” when his microphone is cut off at the rally, what you don’t hear him say is β€œSometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don’t go home at all. That’s a bad thing. That’s all I have to say about that.” mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Clint Eastwood was mayor of tiny Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA in the 1980s; he ran because he wanted to lift a ban on public ice cream sales, flew home from movie sets for weekly council meetings, wrote a column in the town paper, and a local hotel changed their slogan to "make my stay". mentalfloss.com/article/7…
A couple spent 26 years replanting a rain forest in 1991 and now it covers over 300 acres of wildlife that is home to more than 200 globally endangered species of plants and animals, including Asian elephants and Bengal tigers. boredpanda.com/wildlife-f…
Oil magnate J. Paul Getty, one of the richest humans in history, was so miserly that he laundered his own shirts by hand, reused envelopes and paper, made all the phones in his home coin-operated, and stood in line for hours for show tickets to save 50 cents en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
When Sean Lennon, the son of John, was little, he didn't know about The Beatles because his parents never played Beatles records at home. When Sean saw Yellow Submarine at his friend's house, his dad had to explain why there was a cartoon version of him in the movie. ultimateclassicrock.com/s…
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the home of two of the most holy sites in Christianity, has had the same Muslim family as its Custodian of keys since the 12th century. reuters.com/article/us-re…
After the success of Snow White, Walt Disney bought his parents a new home in Burbank. His mother frequently complained about the furnace, so Disney studio workers were sent to fix the broken furnace and failed resulting in Flora Call Disney dying in her sleep due to asphyxiation in 1938. disneydreamer.com/walt-di…
Today I learned about the arrest of 16 y/o Daniel LaPlante, who, after a bad date, dug a burrow into the crawl space of the girl’s home & terrorized her for months as a spirit of her late mother then discovered dressed as a bride wielding a hatchet by her dad. parkaman.com/strange-case…
George Orwell's manuscript of "Animal Farm" was almost destroyed when a German bomb hit his London home OTD in 1944. He spent hours sifting through the rubble to find the pages intact. hamhigh.co.uk/news/herita…
Fran Drescher’s stalker changed how sitcoms were made. To stop him from sneaking into the studio audience of The Nanny, they began to cast the audience from extras. Good/loud laughers were picked in casting, making the show feel funnier to home audiences. This became an industry standard. news.com.au/entertainment…
The B-side of the cassette release of "In God We Trust, Inc" by Dead Kennedys is left blank. The B-side label states "Home taping is killing record industry profits! We left this side blank so you can help.". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-s…
After returning from WWII over 1 million black americans were denied the benefits of the GI bill for free education and low rate home loans history.com/.amp/news/gi-…
Today I learned about Goran Kropp. He rode a bicycle 6,000 miles from Stockholm to the base of Mount Everest in 1996 with his mountain equipment, successfully climbed it solo and without bottled oxygen, and then cycled back home. theguardian.com/world/200…
Today I learned about Oscar, a nursing home cat in Rhode Island who appears able to predict the impending death of terminally ill patientsβ€”by choosing to nap next to people a few hours before they die. Oscar has been mentioned in The New England Journal of Medicine and so far has predicted at least 100 deaths. catster.com/lifestyle/osc…
Much of the filming for Malcolm in the Middle was done on location in various parts of Los Angeles. A privately owned home was rented for upwards of $3,000 a day to film as Malcolm's house. wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcol…
Today I learned of Charles Ramsey, a Cleveland man who was key in the rescue of 3 women & a child from over a decade of captivity in a neighbor's home. When word got out he was eating a Big Mac when he heard a woman's cries for help, over a dozen Ohio restaurants pledged to offer him a free burger anytime. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Manny Pacquiao ran away from home and lived in a cardboard box after his drunk father ate his dog. independent.co.uk/sport/g…
Eddie Murphy never left his home when he did the voice of Mushu in Mulan. He accepted the role on the condition he could record all his lines at his home recording studio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
The Korean DMZ is an "accidental paradise" for endangered species. The zone, isolated from human activity, has permitted nature to make a comeback and reclaim the land. The DMZ is home to more than 5,000 species, 106 of which have protected status. cnn.com/2019/11/25/world/…
On Thanksgiving 1926, President Calvin Coolidge pardoned the raccoon meant for dinner, named her Rebecca and kept her as a pet at the White House. An escape artist, she often led staff on chases throughout the president's home and loved to sit in a bathtub and play with a bar of soap. whitehousehistory.org/rac…
Ironically the American whiskey company Jack Daniel's can't sell its own products in its home county of Moore County, Tennessee due to it being a dry county. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
Part of the Falklands Islands is littered with leftover landmines from the Falklands War. This stretch of beach has become home to hundreds of penguins as they are too light to trigger the mines when walking on them. bbc.com/news/magazine-398…
In 1992, a North Dakota teen, John Thompson was home alone when he had both of his arms chopped off by a tractor in a farming accident. He still managed get up to dial for help using a pencil with his mouth. He lived and both arms were reattached. inforum.com/news/2944875-…
Today I learned about the Ideal Maternity Home, a maternity home that opened in 1928 and scammed young women, forcing them to pay $500 each for their stay, then either killing their newborns through medical negligence or selling them for up to $10k per baby. It was closed down in 1947 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ide…
Mere hours after JFK was killed, a Secret Service agent almost shot Lyndon Johnson. Gerald Blaine was guarding Johnson’s home when he heard suspicious footsteps in the dark. He brought the gun to his chest and put his finger on the trigger β€” only to see that the man was Johnson himself. newsfeed.time.com/2010/10…
The Playstation 3 is the only home console from Sony to not have at least 100 million units sold, having sold only around 87 million units. The PS1 sits at 102 million, The PS4 at 110 million, and the PS2 sits at 155 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
British politician Tony Benn met his wife in Oxford in 1949. 9 days later, he proposed to her on a park bench. Later, he bought the bench from Oxford City Council and installed it in the garden of their home. They were together for 51 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
The Irish proverb "NΓ­l aon tΓ³in tinn mar do thΓ³in tinn fΓ©in", which is play on the traditional "NΓ­l aon tinteΓ‘n mar do thinteΓ‘n fΓ©in" (There's no place like home), and translates as "There's no sore arse like your own sore arse". daltai.com/proverbs/cat02…
Angela Morley, the first openly transgender woman to be nominated for an Academy Award, was John Williams’ primary orchestrator throughout the 1970s and 1980s. She helped write and arrange the scores for Star Wars, ET, The Empire Strikes Back, Home Alone, Superman, and Schindler’s List. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
"home equity loan" is a euphemism for a second mortgage. Invented in 1982/83, the term was part of a systematic effort to sell more loans and financial products. npr.org/transcripts/87740…
Today I learned of the so-called 'Sewing Circle'; an underground group of lesbian and bisexual Hollywood actresses alleged to have included Marlene Dietrich, Lili Damita, Dolores del Rio, Claudette Colbert and many others. The group would meet at each other's homes for 'lunch, conversation and possibilities'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
An Iranian F-4 Phantom was attempting to shoot down a drone. The drone was being escorted by an F-22 Raptor which is a stealth fighter. The F-22 flew underneath the F-4 to examine it's munitions all without the F-4 noticing. The F-22 then told the F-4 "you really ought to go home", and it did. nationalinterest.org/blog…
"nail houses" are buildings in China that are left standing alone whilst massive development progresses around them, usually looking really awkward and out of place when the project is done. This happens because their owners refuse to leave their homes and the development progresses anyway. businessinsider.com/what-…
Mtv permanently removed references to "fire" from several Beavis and Butthead master tapes after a 5 year old burned his home down with a lighter, killing his 2 year old sister. Their mother claimed her son got the idea from an episode of Beavis and Butthead but the family didn't have cable tv. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
When Civil Rights Activist, Medgar Evers, was assassinated right outside his home in Jackson Mississippi. The hospital he was brought to "initially refused entry because of his race." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
Today I learned of Nancy Wake who ran away from home at 16 with just Β£200. Her husband was executed by the German and she worked as a nurse, a journalist, a courier & finally a spy for the UK. She is responsible for destroying the Gestapo HQ & was awarded medals by the US, UK, France, among others post-WW2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
A couple in Brazil planted 2 million trees over 20 years in order to bring back a rainforest that was destroyed due to deforestation. Now the area has status as a Private Natural Heritage Reserve and is home to 172 types of birds, 33 varieties of mammals, and 15 kinds of reptiles and amphibians. boredpanda.com/brazilian-…
US Marine SSgt Jonathan Turner’s remains were to be boxed up and mailed from CA to GA, but hundreds from motorcycle group "The Patriot Guard Riders" stepped up to create a dignified caravan to bring his remains home. Turner served 7 tours in Iraq & Afghanistan and died of combat wounds in CA. tribunist.com/news/bikers…
A burglar stole a Super 8 camera & video tapes from a youth soccer coach; he then turned over the tapes & coach's address to police upon finding sex abuse of the boys from the man's soccer team on the tapes. Police found more child porn of his soccer players in the coach's home & arrested him. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
US homes today are 1,000 square feet larger than in 1973 and living space per person has nearly doubled aei.org/carpe-diem/new-us…
The most expensive city for a date night (dinner for two, bottle of wine, two cinema tickets, taxi back home) is Oslo, Norway, at $159, while the cheapest is Ankara, Turkey, at $36 elitesingles.com/mag/rela…
"ball lightening" has no explanation despite being seen by 3% of people. Reports describe it as floating orbs of light that sometimes enter people's homes. wikipedia.org/w/index.php…
Today I learned about Kevinism in Germany. BThe word describes the fact that, for example, when a child is called "Kevin" or "Chantal", teachers believe that this child comes from an educationally disadvantaged home. The increase form "Alpha-Kevin" describes a teenager who is ignorant but also very stupid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kev…
In season 4, episode 20 of Home Improvement, Dave Chappelle and Jim Breuer played Tool Time audience members three years before starring in Half Baked together. youtube.com/watch?v=dXVRC…
In the year 2007, at the peak of the housing bubble, four Mexican farm workers earning less than $15000/year each were somehow eligible purchasers of a $720000 home that they, in theory, had no chance of affording sfgate.com/entertainment/…
That Mount Vernon the family home of George Washington, the first President of the United States, has always been open to the public. A tradition started by George Washington himself in the 1700s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Today I learned of Sidney Gottlieb, who headed the CIA’s MK-Ultra LSD mind control experiments. Known as the "Black Sorcerer" and the "Dirty Trickster,” he retired to an ecologically friendly home, where he raised goats, ate yogurt and advocated peace and environmentalism. He also ran a leper hospital in India. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid…
In Albanian there is a tradition of blood feuds called "Gjakmarra", that requires murder to preserve family honor. The feuds may continue for generations. Those who choose not to pay with their lives may live in shame and seclusion for the rest of their lives, imprisoned in their homes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gja…
A man drove through the fence of a California home before stopping in the yard. He panicked, forgot to put it in reverse and slammed into the house. Residents took his keys after finding him but moments later he had taken their car keys and accidentally drove their car into the house too, again jalopnik.com/the-absurd-s…
The first home video game console is the Magnavox Odyssey, which was created in 1972 which was created by Mr Ralph Baer, had approximately 350,000 units sold americanhistory.si.edu/co…
The Turkey Drop is when a freshman college student comes home for Thanksgiving and is unceremoniously dumped by his high school girlfriend or boyfriend. refinery29.com/en-us/turk…
In France, you can’t keep home the ashes of your beloved ones. If you try to keep the ashes or scatter them anywhere except in designated areas, you are liable to a €15,000 fine. completefrance.com/living…
There is a Finnish-based, mostly antisocial form of drinking culture, in which the alcoholic consumes alcohol drinks at home in as little clothing as possible, mainly in underwear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Soap Operas are called "Soap Operas" because they were literally designed to sell Dove Soap to stay-at-home women during WWII youtube.com/watch?v=h683c…
After 25 years of wondering about a strange dip in the floor beneath his couch, a man in Plymouth, England finally dug down into his home's foundation and found a medieval well 33 feet deep, along with an old sword hidden deep inside. aol.com/2012/08/30/colin-…
Play-Doh before it was known as Play-Doh, was actually used as cleaner for walls and wallpaper when coal was used to heat homes. After WWII coal was phased out by natural gas to heat homes. Near bankruptcy, the company pivoted to become one of the most successful toy companies in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
An African grey parrot named "Nigel," who spoke with a British accent, went missing from his California home. When he was returned 4 yrs later via his microchip to his British-American owner, Nigel was able to speak Spanish & sing bars from the theme of "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." theguardian.com/lifeandst…
Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System had no real instruction manual. Instead there was a fake manual with a sticker reading, "Real men don't need instructions". The game also featured dinosaurs, acid-spewing mummies, and robot sentries as enemies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
Romans were known to create tombs for their dogs and gave them epitaphs to remember them by. One such inscription read, β€œI am in tears, while carrying you to your last resting place as much as I rejoiced when bringing you home with my own hands 15 years ago.” thedodo.com/9-touching-ep…
One day after the sudden death of MLB pitcher Jose Fernandez, the Marlins all wore his jersey and even hit a home run after his field tribute. This is considered by many to be one of the most emotional moments in baseball history. youtu.be/Lc3WZVYwFgM
The most expensive marketing campaign ever done for a film was for Spider-Man: Far from Home en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
Cornell University's home economics programs provided students in the program with "practice babies" from orphanages. The babies were all given the last name "Domecon," shortened from the "Domestic Economy" program. rmc.library.cornell.edu/h…
During World War Two, the British Home Guard was issued with 250,000 pikes. Due to a lack of guns in 1941, Churchill wrote to the War Office saying, "every man must have a weapon of some sort, be it only a mace or a pike." His request was taken seriously. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
The Japanese band B'z - virtually unknown outside their home country - has more certified album sales than Britney Spears, Guns N' Roses, Prince, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Cher, David Bowie and many others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of "Telling The Bees", a traditional European custom where bees were told of important household events, lest they might leave the hive or die off! The newly married couples had to introduce themselves to the bees before entering their new home to avoid an unfortunate marriage! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
The first westerners to discover Gorillas were Carthaginians who believed them to actually be primitive humans, and named them Gorillai. they referred to them as savages with "shaggy bodies". They then captured, killed and skinned some, taking the skins back home. youtu.be/y9lIg1wDH5o?t=39…
Australia is home to the worlds oldest continuously living rainforest: the Daintree Rainforest. Aged at about 180,000,000 years old. daintreerainforesttour.co…
In 2014, Walter Williams was pronounced dead. Paperwork was completed, he was put in a body bag and taken to a funeral home. When he was taken to the embalming room, his legs began to move and the coroner noticed him lightly breathing. He was still alive. Two weeks later he died for real. smithsonianmag.com/sponso…
The most expensive ZIP code is not in Beverly Hills, but Atherton, California. The median home sale there is over $7 million USD, which is 63% higher than the second most expensive ZIP code (Sagaponack, New York). sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com…
The Grand Kankakee Marsh in Northwest Indiana was one of the largest wetlands in North America at almost 1M acres before it was drained for farmland in the early 1900's. It was also home to one of the densly popluated areas of wildlife. daily-journal.com/news/lo…
Today I learned of Serena Kozakura, a Japanese bikini model who was sentenced to 14 months in jail for destruction of property. Her sentence was overturned when she proved in court her huge breasts meant it was impossible for her to squeeze through a hole to enter the home of the victim. brisbanetimes.com.au/worl…
Today I learned of Mim, an eastern grey kangaroo raised by a family who hand-fed her. After they released her, Mim roamed wild for years; but when wildfires burned near the family's home in Kulnura, Australia, Mim turned up at their door seeking shelter. They let her stay indoors where she lounged on a blanket. theguardian.com/environme…
The farthest distance that a lost pet dog has found his way home occurred in 1979 when Jimpa, a labrador/boxer cross, turned up at his old home in Pimpinio, Victoria, Australia after walking 3,218 km (2,000 miles) across Australia. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Welsh football team The New Saints (TNS) was sponsored by a local computer company from 1997 to 2006, and changed its name to Total Network Solutions FC. Every time they won a home match, the TV announcer said "They'll be dancing in the streets of Total Network Solutions tonight!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Rabbits are bad luck on the Isle of Portland so much so that if a quarry worker saw one, the whole crew would go home until the area was deemed safe to return. theregister.com/2005/10/0…
In 2016 a man fatally stabbed 19 people and injured 26 others (most in their sleep) at a care home in Japan in an attempt to advocate the euthanasia of disabled people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sag…
One can, after surgery, have their amputated limbs, digits, etc. cremated after surgery and bring it/them home. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Chess prodigy Bobby Fischer invented a chess variation which randomized the starting positions of the home row pieces to reward creativity over memorization. wikipedia.org/wiki/Fische…
During WWI, the British Army had a group of entertainers assigned to every division. They offered soldiers a respite from war, reminded them of home, and provided a neutral outlet to air grievances. "The Diamond Troupe" was most famous because of their female impersonator and trick cyclist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In parts of the Caucasus Mountains highlands, some 1,000-year-old stone tower-fort homes built by the isolated Svan warriors are still being lived in. "The turbulent history of the region ensured that these fortifications remained in use long after similar defenses become redundant elsewhere." atlasobscura.com/places/t…
Today I learned of Dodger, a ginger cat who was discovered by his owner to have been riding the public buses near his home in England, at least once taking a 10 mile round trip. The drivers give him food, he sits on passengers' laps, and drivers know which stop to let him off at. telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle…
75% of new BMW owners don’t have kids in their home hedgescompany.com/blog/20…
A fearless goat-herding dog called Odin refused to abandon his flock of goats during deadly California wildfires in 2017, while his owners ran to safety. Days later his family returned to their destroyed home and found him AND the goats still alive. fox17online.com/2017/10/1…
In 2017 Department of Justice charged that money used to produce Dumb and Dumber To was stolen from a Malaysian government investment fund. Prosecutors filed a Forfeiture Complaint in federal court to seize ownership rights of the movie as well as the rights to the Daddy's Home. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dum…
Charlie Chaplin was one of the planned assassination targets during a May 15, 1932 coup attempt by Japanese naval officers. While the prime minister was killed at home, Chaplin survived as he was at a sumo event with the prime minister's son. japantoday.com/category/f…
Today I learned about an alarm clock which was stuck in between the walls at a Pennsylvania home, was going off every night at 7.50 EDT, for 13 years. cnn.com/2017/06/20/us/ala…
Nebraska is home to one of the top paid attractions in the USA, the Henry Doorly Zoo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Today I learned of Ken Banks, a Queensland man who set up a "retirement home" for birds who outlive their owners, at one count housing at least 1,600 birds including a cockatoo in its 90s. He prefers not to sell birds but rather swap with breeders or give birds to people after teaching how to care for them. abc.net.au/news/2017-05-0…
New Florida man Tom Brady accidentally walked into a stranger's home when he meant to go to the Buccaneers' offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich's house. Because of social distancing, Byron had told Tom he'd leave info for him in his open house, but Tom surprised a neighbor instead. people.com/sports/tom-bra…
The feminist anthem Respect was written and originally recorded by Otis Redding about a man asking for respect when he brings home money. npr.org/2017/02/14/515183…
When George Clooney wanted to adopt a new dog, the rescue shelter said it was up to the dog to like Clooney, and if there wasn’t a connection, they would find the dog a different home. To make sure the dog would like him, Clooney rubbed turkey meatballs on his feet. It worked great. people.com/pets/george-cl…
Walt Disney almost died during the 1918 influenza pandemic. He became so sick he was released from the Army to go home so his parents could take care of him. mouseplanet.com/12624/How…
BrΓΈndby Haveby is a series of circular neighborhoods outside Copenhagen that act as vacation homes for nearby city dwellers delaramartdesign.com/tag/…
The interior design magazine Homes & Gardens did a piece complementing Adolf Hitler’s chalet. flashbak.com/in-november-…
Casey J Fury, a civillian sandblaster/painter, started a fire onboard nuclear submarine USS Miami, so he could go home early. Several were injured fighting the fire. Fury confessed, and was given a 17 yr prison sentence and $400,000,000 fine. Never repaired, Miami was decommissioned 3/28/2014. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
King Charlemagne kept his daughters at home with him and refused to allow them to get sacramentally married. However, he accepted their extramarital relationships. He rewarded their common law husbands and treasured his illegitimate grandchildren. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Times Square's most famous building has been largely vacant for decades, and generates virtually all of its revenue from exterior billboards. The interior, once home to the New York Times, is now considered to be too cramped and dilapidated to be rentable. insider.com/photos-show-a…

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