Carrie Fisher was a highly regarded Script Doctor; someone who does uncredited rewrites on screenplays. She did rewrites on Hook, Lethal Weapon 3 and The Wedding Singer among many others themarysue.com/carrie-fis…
Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, and Dustin Hoffman did not take salaries for the movie 'Hook'. Instead, they split 40% of TriStar Pictures' gross revenues. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo…
Airplanes that fly the advertising banners do not take off with the signs. They lower a grappling hook and grab them from the ground. airsign.com/blog/how-we-f…
Seal clubbing is a real thing To ensure that seals die quickly, it mandates that sealers target a seal's head using high-powered rifles, clubs, or a hakapikβ€”a wooden staff with a hook at the end nationalgeographic.com/ne…
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-…
Candy canes are wrapped before they are given their distinctive hook. spanglercandy.com/our-bra…
After being denied the part of Peter Pan in the Steven Spielberg family-adventure film Hook, Michael Jackson hired a Malian witch doctor to put a death curse on Spielberg. vanityfair.com/news/2009/…
Today I learned about Cristina Zenato, a professional diver in the Bahamas, who is known as the "Shark Whisperer", who likes to nuzzle sharks as if they were dogs or cats. She has so far removed over 300 hooks from sharks' mouths mensjournal.com/adventure…
Lionel Richie was working on a song for weeks and was trying to figure out the main hook following the lyrics "come on and sing along." He later had dinner at a friend's house and as he was leaving to go back to the studio, he said he had to work "all night long." Then he had a Eureka moment. youtu.be/YVei_vE8e1Y?t=21…
Today I learned about The Berners Street hoax, in 1809, Theodore Hook bet his friend that he could transform any house in London into the most talked-about address in a week, by sending out thousands of false letters in the name of Mrs Tottenham, requesting deliveries, visitors, and assistance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
During the Vietnam War one damaged American F-4 Phantom fighter pushed another damaged F-4 away from certain capture by resting the second airplane’s tail hook onto his own cockpit glass and pushing him to a safer location before both crews bailed out and were rescued the next day. sierrahotel.net/blogs/new…
Velcro is the brand name for a product called "hook and loop" youtube.com/watch?v=rRi8L…
Southern American's stereotype of being lazy, stupid mouth breathers comes from a widespread infection of hook worm. pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article…
A study found that a majority of women tended to prefer a man who cracks clean jokes vs dirty jokes, both for a casual hook-up & for a long-term relationship. But women who had a positive feeling about casual sex tended to find dirty jokes funnier. sciencedirect.com/science…
Today I learned about the Crooked Forest (Krzywy Las) in Poland, a forest of pine trees that bend sharply to the North before returning upright after 3ft of growth, thus resembling fish hooks. No exact reason has been found for their shape as yet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
There are snakes that use popping farts as a defense mechanism (Chihuahuan hook-nosed snake) discovermagazine.com/plan…
In Pennsylvania (USA), you can be on the hook for your parents’ debt without your knowledge or consent, and it’s completely legal paelderlaw.net/pennsylvan…
Today I learned of the Berners Street hoax: In 1809, Theodore Hook bet his friend that he could make a random house the most famous house in London within a week. He did so by ordering chimney sweeps, piano deliveries, and priests to the address. The ensuing chaos brought London to a standstill. wikipedia.org/wiki/Berner…
Spielberg’s Hook (1991), is the sixth highest-grossing β€œpirate-themed” film of all time, behind all five Pirates of the Caribbean movies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo…
The song Hook by the Blues Traveler is literally about nothing. The lyrics state that the words have no meaning and are completely random but the inflection and music bed is all that matters. It is a stab at producers wanting catchy $$$ making songs and in turn, became one. music.avclub.com/why-hook…
Velcro is the name brand of Hook and Loop Fastener. It was invented in the 40s by a Swiss engineer and patterned after cockleburrs, burdock seeds that would stick to his pants and in his dog's fur. He looked at them under a microscope and was inspired to recreate it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo…
Jellyfish are part of the Physium Cnidaria (which also includes Corals) and start their life as Larva that hooks to the ground and can reproduce asexually. The part we know as a Jellyfish "spawns" once it reaches adult size and reproduces normally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jel…
The creator of Rocko’s Modern Life, Joe Murray, was asked by executives to put a female role model in the show. After some back and forth, a female executive requested β€œ"a professional woman, someone with a good hook.". So, Murray created Dr Hutchinson, a female doctor with a literal hook. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Jason Hook, lead guitarist for metal band Five Finger Death Punch, got his big break as the guitarist for Hilary Duff’s live touring band in 2000. blabbermouth.herokuapp.co…
The word gadzooks comes from "God's hooks", referring to the nails that attached Jesus to the cross. mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-cu…
Wasps and many bees can sting more than once as they are able to pull out their stinger without injuring themselves. Only honeybees have special hooks on their stinger that keep the stinger in the skin after a person is stung. The stinger gets torn out of the bee's body as it tries to fly away kidshealth.org/en/kids/be…
Disney attempted to have Winnie the Pooh run for President that began in 1968. Pooh's Presidential campaign was held at Disneyland during the election year of 1972 and 1976 with Captain Hook trying to run against him. ocregister.com/2016/10/26…
Jason Hook, the current guitarist for the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch, began his career as a studio and stage guitarist for Hillary Duff. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
A C-130 holds the record for the largest and heaviest plane to land on an aircraft carrier. In 1963 it made 29 touch-and-gos, 21 takeoffs and 21 full stop landings all without a catapult or tail hooks! boldmethod.com/blog/video…
Founders of Youtube imagined it as a dating site and they even had a slogan for it: "Tune in, Hook up" newest-websites.com/from-…
Rats and mice have hooked sperms and in some species they hook together to make a daisy chain that can swim faster pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
The word "bangarang", made famous by the film Hook, is Jamaican slang for, "riot, disturbance, or mischief." jamaicanpatwah.com/term/b…
Darwin's Beetle (Chiasognathus grantii) have giant mandibles (more than 1/2 their body length) they use to battle males as they climb trees where females are found for a chance to mate. The mandibles can hook rivals under the wings to throw them off the tree, as well as the female after mating. snotr.com/video/4493/Kill…
The Ferocactus genus of barrel cacti evolved hook-like spines and shallow roots so they could be uprooted by flash floods, go with the flow, and then re-settle in a place where water accumulates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
In the United Kingdom the BBC refused refused to play the song "The Cover of Rolling Stone" by Dr Hook, as it contained the name of a commercial publication (Rolling Stone magazine) and could therefore be considered advertising. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Before military planes had guns, in WWI, pilots used to throw "grenades, and other objects -- even grappling hooks" at each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avi…
Crows in New Caledonia were found to be bending twigs into hooks to extract food hidden in wooden logs. This confirms that wild birds can make tools. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
In the Robin Williams led Peter Pan movie "Hook," the pirate that was punished by Captain Hook and crew by being put in the Boo Box full of scorpions was played by award winning actress Glenn Close en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gle…
The hook or "catch" of a tape measure is supposed to be loose. It's so that you can accurately measure with it either pushing up against or pulling on something. There is no elusive 'high quality' tape measure that has no play in it. But it's worth making sure it is not bent. diy.blogoverflow.com/2011…
Since 2011, NOAA has required the use of thinner, weaker hooks, in the Gulf of Mexico, that straighten to release large bluefin tuna before they die of exhaustion on the line, which resulted in 75% less dead, discarded fish in the Gulf. nytimes.com/2011/05/08/bu…
Today I learned of Pardo’s Push, where a crippled F4 Phantom lowered its tail hook to be given a push by another crippled F4 Phantom, clearing enemy airspace and saving both crews. airspacemag.com/military-…
Steve McQueen broke Charles Manson’s nose in a fight and narrowly avoided being murdered by the Manson family. He was set to attend the dinner in which Sharon Tate was killed , but cancelled at the last minute so he could go hook up with his mistress. the13thfloor.tv/2017/04/2…
Jellyfish reproduce sexually creating a plantula larva, that hooks itself to the seafloor. It develops into a polyp resembling a "miniature sea anemone", which then reproduces asexually, cloning itself. After months to years, they leave the seafloor as ephyra, eventually maturing into medusa. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Charlie Sheen once tried to catch the Loch Ness Monster by using a leg of lamb, a big hook and a bottle of whisky. dailyrecord.co.uk/news/sc…
In 1962, the CIA stole an abandoned Soviet polar listening station. 2 agents were dropped to retrieve equipments and were later fished out from the site using a sky hook attached to a B-17 bomber. cia.gov/library/center-fo…
New Caledonian crows create their own hooks to pull out insects from hard to reach crevices. They are the only non-primate that manufacture their own tools. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
There is a Red Hook Society for the Apprehension and Detention of Horse Thieves that has been active since 1796 and is the oldest such organization in the US redhookhorsethieves.org/
Today I learned of the phajaan process used to train elephants for tourism. They're routinely beaten with whips, sticks and hooks, kept in crampt cages with feet tied together and peirced with a long bullhook to remove any sense of wild in them. animalsupporter.com/pages…
During the embalming process Ancient Egyptians would insert a metal hook into their nose and draw out brain tissue. si.edu/spotlight/ancient-…
Shakespeare overheard the star of Richard III (Richard Burbage) agree to hook up with an enamored fan at her house. When the actor arrived after the show, Shakespeare answered the door, saying "William the Conqueror was before Richard III." shakespearedocumented.org…

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