A Marine sniper unit in Iraq became huge fans of Gilmore Girls. Near Christmas in 2005 one of them wrote to the show's creator about the lack of male clothing options in the show's gift store. Weeks later they received five boxes of Gilmore Girls jackets. thisamericanlife.org/606/…
In the movie Full Metal Jacket, the actor that played Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) came up with 150 pages of insults on his own. Also the actor that originally was playing the role couldn't yell more than 30 minutes, but when Ermey stepped in and took over, his energy never let up. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Ritter's sport chocolate bars are designed to fit a gentleman's sport jacket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rit…
On the hit TV show Happy Days, The Fonz originally wasn't allowed to wear a leather jacket. Not wanting Fonzie to be depicted as a hoodlum, executives put him in a windbreaker in the beginning. foxnews.com/entertainment…
In 1951, Bing Crosby was initially denied entrance to a Canadian hotel for wearing his Levi’s denim jeans. Levi’s got wind and presented him with a denim tuxedo jacket at a celebration In Nevada, where he was honorary mayor. The term, β€œCanadian Tuxedo” is believed to have come from these events. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Today I learned of the sinking of the PS General Slocum, the second worst disaster in terms of lives lost in NYC, in which many people drowned because the life jackets had been filled with iron in order to meet minimum weight requirements of the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS_…
Once Mr. Rogers opened the door of his closet on set to hang up his jacket, only to find a blow-up sex doll. Michael Keaton β€” then a young stagehand β€” had put it in there. jsonline.com/story/entert…
Today I learned of the Goldfish Club where the membership requirement is that you have survived ditching in to the sea or your life has been saved by a life jacket, inflatable dinghy etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
I learned the reason why men should always leave the bottom button open on a suit jacket is out of respect for King Edward VII, who was too fat to button his waistcoat insider.com/suit-button-r…
Wyatt Earp Refereed A Boxing Match in 1896 with a Colt 45 under his jacket theguardian.com/sport/201…
John Mellencamp didn't learn his stage name was changed to John Cougar (for marketing reasons) until he saw it on his first album jacket. His manager said, "You're either going to go with it or we aren't putting the album out." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
A golfer can possess only one Masters green jacket. If a golfer wins multiple Masters they just award the winner the same jacket. The winner also can't hold onto their jacket and must return it to the clubhouse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
Chris Pratt stole his Peter Quill/Star-Lord costumes, including the jacket, from the set of β€œGuardians of the Galaxy” so that he could wear them to visit sick children at the hospital if the film was a hit. huffingtonpost.ca/entry/c…
President Jimmy Carter left nuclear codes in the pocket of his suit jacket, and sent it to the dry cleaners. They threw it in the bin. atomicheritage.org/histor…
In 2015, Nathan Fielder became aware that his favorite jacket company Taiga had published a tribute to Holocaust denier Doug Collins in one of their winter catalogues. So he created his own company to raise awareness of The Holocaust. He also gives free exchanges for Taiga coats. summiticeapparel.com/news
Buster Keaton was an international mega silent movie star, but broke down after sound movies took over. He became an alcoholic and was institutionalized in a mental ward but escaped his strait jacket using techniques he learned from Houdini. He then married his nurse but had no memory of it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus…
John Astin, the actor who played Gomez in the original sitcom The Addams Family, had pockets lined with asbestos. His character often pulled lit cigars out of his suit pockets, thus the need to line the jacket pockets with the deadly flame retardant metv.com/lists/13-altoget…
Feral child Marcos RodrΓ­guez Pantoja, who was sold into slavery by his father and lived in the wilderness with wolves for 12 years. At age 19, when he was discovered by the civil guard, his father recognized him, but only berated him for losing his jacket. He faced no charges for selling Marcos. theguardian.com/news/2018…
In 2017, a famed green jacket from the Augusta National Golf Club was purchased for $5 at a Toronto thrift shop, then sold at auction for $139k thestar.com/sports/golf/2…
The most weight gained for a role was 70 lbs (32 kg), which Vincent D'Onofrio did for Pvt. Leonard Lawrence in "Full Metal Jacket." The role was initially written as a "skinny ignorant redneck," but director Stanley Kubrick felt the character would have more impact if he was big and clumsy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Today I learned about the No-Contact Jacket, an defensive device that uses electric shock to discourage assailants from grabbing the wearer in unwanted situations such as in cases of assault. thefutureofthings.com/536…
There is a part of Mount Everest known as the Rainbow Valley. It is named not because there are rainbows there, but because of the brightly-colored jackets on the frozen corpses that litter the valley. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
R. Lee Ermey, actor for the drill instructor in "Full Metal Jacket", was originally meant to be a technical advisor for the film. However, after Ermey made a tape tirading over the various extras, he was cast as the instructor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._…
That the rims of a corduroy jacket are called the "wale" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
A teacher in South Carolina started a 'Gentleman's Club' for more than 60 at-risk children to teach them important life lessons and social skills and support them so that they would grow up to become successful adults. He even provides donated jackets and ties to students who cannot afford them. cbsnews.com/news/teacher-…
Braveheart has been described as one of the most historically inaccurate modern films. One historian took particular exception to the costumes and compared it to, "a film about Colonial America showing the colonial men wearing 20th century business suits, but with the jackets worn back-to-front" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
German yachtsman Arne Murke survived hours on open sea because he used a Navy SEAL trick to turn his jeans into a life jacket reuters.com/article/us-at…
Today I learned of Zhang JingΒ­chuan, a Chinese mountaineer who survived a taliban execution at a 13,000-foot base camp. He knocked an attacker, hid barefoot in his underwear for an hour in a ravine, snuck back in a tent to get a jacket and a satellite phone, hiked to safety and called the local emergency line mensjournal.com/features/…
Daniel Radcliffe wore the same dirty hat and jacket for six months in order to frustrate paparazzi because the pictures would always look "old" and couldn't be sold. cbsnews.com/news/daniel-r…
Dacre Montgomery's audition tape for Stranger things included him dancing to 80s music while wearing nothing but a g-string, a leather jacket, and crazy glasses hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
The vinyl edition of the Fight Club soundtrack required destroying ("sacrificing") the album jacket to be able to listen to it. birthmoviesdeath.com/2016…
American actor Vincent D'Onofrio holds the record for the most weight gained by an actor in a movie, having gained 70 lb (32 kg) for a total weight of 280 lb (130 kg) for his portrayal of Pvt. Leonard Lawrence in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
A large amount of people who died when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 crashed into water in fact drowned, because they inflated their life jackets while still inside the cabin and so got trapped inside by the rising water en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
Full Metal Jacket was filmed in East London, not Vietnam youtube.com/watch?v=XRkyK…
Today I learned of Raymond Nelson of Memminger Elementary in Charleston, South Carolina. He created a "Boys with Purpose Club" that helps boys with no dad at home where they dress up, learn to shake hands, make eye contact, etc. He even has extra jackets and ties for boys who cant afford them. www-cbsnews-com.cdn.amppr…
In 2011 Nicolas Cage woke up in his Orange County house in the middle of the night to find a naked man, wearing Cage’s leather jacket, and eating a Fudgesicle in front of his bed. The man was arrested by police, but Cage didn’t press charges. newsfeed.time.com/2011/09…
Actor Vincent D'Onofrio holds the record for most weight gained for a movie role. He gained 70 pounds to play the role of Private Leonard Lawrence (aka Private Pyle) in Full Metal Jacket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Today I learned about the feral child Marcos RodrΓ­guez Pantoja, sold by his family to work as a slave, raised by wolfs for 12 years. When found by the civil guard at the age of 19, the father recognized his son, but faced no charges at all for selling him and only reproached Pantoja for having lost his jacket en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
, R. Lee Emery, who was famous for roles such as Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, and the toy soldier guy in Toy Story, and other fictional military characters was actually in the Military, specifically The United States Marine Corps in real life, with a gunnery sergeant ranking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._…
R. Lee Ermey, the actor for Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, was given the choice between jail and joining the military. He chose the military. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._…
R. Lee Ermey improvised half of his dialogue as the drill instructor in Full Metal Jacket amp.smh.com.au/entertainm…
Today I learned about YKK (The zipper company which probably made the zipper on the pants and jacket that you're wearing right now) which sold approximately 9.5 billion zippers in 2017. ykk.com/english/corporate…
A peplum is a short, gathered, slightly flared strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman’s blouse, jacket, skirt or dress. corporatefashionista.com/…
In France, everyone has to have a High Visibility Jacket in their vehicle. tripadvisor.com/Travel-g1…
The "strait" in "strait-laced" and "strait-jacket" means tight, not straight phrases.org.uk/meanings/s…
Today I learned of Scot Halpin, an audience member who replaced The Who drummer Keith Moon when he passed out during a concert. For his playing he got a The Who concert jacket (which got stolen) and Rolling Stone's Pick-Up Player of the Year award. Scot hadn't played the drums for the previous year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
Most bank vaults are made of concrete, not metal, and even the metal door is usually just a thin jacket of metal over concrete. madehow.com/Volume-7/Bank…
Nicolas Cage once awoke to a naked man wearing a leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of his bed, in his Orange County house. Cage couldn't live in that house again and moved to the Bahamas. reuters.com/article/2011/…
During the audition process for "Full Metal Jacket" actor Vincent D'Onofrio hung up on Stanley Kubrick calling him because he thought he was being punked by his friends youtube.com/watch?v=ZjVLA…
Aerosmith fans are known as the Blue Army. "Blue" refers to their jeans and jean jackets, as well as blue collar origins, while "Army" refers to loyalty, youthfulness, and tough demeanor. The term was coined by the band around 1975. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
Today I learned of Jesse Sharp, who died going over Niagra Falls in a kayak, confident enough that he had dinner reservations booked that evening. He refused to wear both a helmet and a life jacket. infoniagara.com/niagarada…
Blink 182's manager told them they needed a radio song on 2001's album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. Mark Hoppus vowed to make the cheesiest "throwaway fucking single" he could, and wrote "The Rock Show" in 10 minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Full Metal Jacket was filmed entirely in England movie-locations.com/movie…
An Australian man wearing a nylon jacket and wool shirt built up 40,000 volts of static electricity, resulting in burned carpets, melted plastic, and a massive evacuation. news.asiantown.net/r/1080…
The green jacket awarded to Masters champions must remain at Augusta National. Only first-time, reigning champions may take the jacket home and must return it after 1 year. Players who win subsequent tournaments are presented with their own jacket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
The girl in the green jacket in Chet Faker’s β€œGold” was in a group of tourists killed and injured in 2015 by an Egyptian attack helicopter and is now severely disabled. middleeasteye.net/news/eg…
Passengers on a Boeing 767 crash landing in the ocean died because they inflated their life jackets too early while still inside the cabin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
Elaine's father only made one appearance on Seinfeld (in "The Jacket") because the actor Lawrence Tierney "scared the living crap out of all of us," said Jason Alexander. He stole a knife from the set and reenacted a scene from Psycho making threatening motions towards Seinfeld. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There's an area on Mt. Everest called β€œRainbow Valley”, named for the multicolored down jackets and climbing gear attached to the numerous corpses littered along the hillside. strangeremains.com/2014/0…
During a meeting with the UN, North Koreans came with AK-47s under their jackets. Instead of confronting them American officers turned up the heat in the room to make them sweat under their heavy clothes ngm.nationalgeographic.co…
Due to an agreement between the National Archives and Caroline Kennedy, the jacket which Jackie Kennedy wore on the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated can not be displayed in public until the year 2103. redice.tv/news/jackie-ken…
A man wearing a nylon jacket and wool shirt built up 40,000 volts of static electricity, resulting in burned carpets, melted plastic, and a massive evacuation. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/42526…
Jimmy Carter once left his nuke codes in a jacket he sent to the cleaners. timeline.com/jimmy-carter…
Bing Crosby was refused a hotel room for wearing jeans so Levis made him a jean jacket - the Canadian Tuxedo was born blog.buzzbishop.com/fashi…
At the Super Bowl XXXVI halftime show, U2 projected the names of the victims from 9/11 onto a sheet behind the stage when they began performing "MLK", and Bono opened his jacket to reveal an American flag printed into the lining at the conclusion of "Where the Streets Have No Name". youtube.com/watch?v=ZPHGO…
Vincent D'Onofrio, who played Private Gomer Pyle in the movie Full Metal Jacket, gained 70 lbs for the role which remains the record for most weight gained by an actor for a movie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ful…
King Edward VII was too fat to fully button his suit jacket. In order to not offend the king, everyone else followed suit. A trend was born... artofmanliness.com/2010/0…
You can buy a 5 year pass from the TSA to keep your shoes, belt, and jacket on through airport security for $85. tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/what…
Today I learned of Batman's Treaty, in which Melbourne Australia was purchased from the Native's for various items including 4 flannel jackets, 150lbs of flour, and 62 pairs of scissors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Master's Champion Fuzzy Zoeller when asked about a young Tiger Woods game (on pace to win his first Green Jacket), he requested Tiger not serve fried chicken and collard greens at the following year's traditional champ-hosted dinner for former champs. youtu.be/08GtymY1vaY
Stanley Kubrick hated to travel so much he filmed Full Metal Jacket in England. He had the palm trees flown in for the battle scene. youtube.com/watch?v=XRkyK…
In the Winter of 1974 Werner Herzog, on hearing the news his friend Lotte Eisner was gravely ill, took a jacket, compass and a bag of bare essentials and walked from Munich to Paris in an act of faith believing it would save her life en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Of_…
Full Metal Jacket was filmed in East London because Stanley Kubrick wanted to stay near his home. youtu.be/XRkyKYz5SYM?t=70…
The opening scene of Full Metal Jacket was almost entirely improv and filmed in one take. youtube.com/watch?v=XRkyK…
A man was believed to have jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge. A suicide note and his jacket were found and he was presumed dead. 1 year later he was found in Texas selling bibles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sui…
On the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Johnny Depp bought the entire crew $62,000 worth of jackets because the final day of shooting was rainy ranker.com/list/the-7-gre…
Before his role as GySgt. Hartmann in "Full Metal Jacket," R. Lee Ermey played another drill instructor named Sgt. Loyce in "The Boys in Company C," a film which follows recruits from boot camp to Vietnam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Wrapping a bottle in a wet paper towel before putting it in the freezer does NOT help it get cold faster. In fact, it actually impedes the cooling by acting as a jacket. johnrleeman.com/2014/08/1…
R. Lee Ermey, the former US Marine who played the drill instructor in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket", actually wrote 50% of his own dialogue in the film - "especially the insults" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ful…
Today I learned of the DoΓ±a Paz collision, the worst peacetime maritime disaster in history. The ship collided with an oil tanker and caught fire, with 4,386 fatalities. It was said that crew made no attempt to organize the passengers, and that the life jacket lockers had been locked. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_…
There's an amusement park in Hyderabad called Snow World which offers an indoor snow play area and snowfall to Indians who have never seen such a thing. Special warm jackets and water proof shoes are provided. snowworldhyd.com/gallary.…
Early photographs in the period 1839-1860 are mostly laterally reversed (mirror images), due to the nature of daguerreotype photography. Therefore, in these photographs wedding rings are often shown on the 'wrong' hand, and the buttons on men's jackets and shirts are on the left side. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dag…
The mother of a 9-week-old child that went missing in 1980 insisted that a dingo took her baby. Six years after being convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, the child's jacket was found in a dingo lair. In 2012, it was officially ruled that a dingo had taken and killed the child. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aza…
A man named Barry Landau posed as a presidential historian for years, befriending multiple presidents including Clinton, before it was discovered he was a thief who'd been stuffing his custom-made jackets with priceless documents the entire time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
R. Lee Ermey, best known as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, was the first retiree in the history of the Marines to be promoted. rleeermey.com/about.php
Actor/U.S. Marine R. Lee Ermey was initially hired only as a technical advisor for Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. Kubrick changed his mind after seeing an instructional video Ermey put together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._…
Formal business attire in Bermuda is a regular suit jacket and tie, worn with (often brightly coloured) bermuda shorts. lionbridgeondemand.com/bl…
There is a man who digs up antique denim left in old abandoned silver mines. When a miner got a new pair of work pants, he’d cut up the old ones and use them for lagging around pipes. Collectors pay thousands of dollars for jeans, jackets and even scraps of denim theguardian.com/lifeandst…
When preparing for the role of Gny. Sgt. Hartman in "Full Metal Jacket", R. Lee Ermey wrote roughly 150 pages of insults rollingstone.com/culture/…
During the early stages of filming Happy Days, Fonzie was not allowed to wear his iconic leather jacket unless he was in close proximity to his bike. This was because the censors said it made him look like a 'hoodlum'. It was replaced by a white windbreaker. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fon…
Discovery's "Sons of Guns" Star and former owner of Red Jacket is in Jail over child molestation charges, and rape of his own daughter. bearingarms.com/second-da…
David Hasselhoff's incredible popularity in Germany began with a performance of "Looking for Freedom," atop the Berlin Wall and complete with jacket fitted with flashing, battery-powered lights, a month before the wall fell. People later thanked him for the fall of the wall. npr.org/2014/11/09/362595…
The winner of the The Masters must return his green jacket to Augusta one year after his victory, where it remains his personal property and is stored with other champions' jackets in a specially designated cloakroom, and will also use the same jacket for any subsequent Masters victories. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
The reason airlines tell you not to inflate your life jacket until outside the airplane is because if water enters the fuselage it will trap you against the ceiling of the aircraft. youtube.com/watch?v=QTsd0…
R. Lee Ermey was initially hired only to be the technical advisor on the set of Full Metal Jacket. Kubrick changed his mind after Ermey put together an instructional tape, in which he went on an extended tirade towards several extras en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._…
Yellow jackets and hornets are both species of wasps. Also, wasps are not a type of bee or ant although they are in the same suborder. nationalgeographic.com/an…
A North Korean man made up his mind to defect after he saw government propaganda showing protesting South Koreans. One of the protesters had a jacket with a zipper and a pen in his pocket both unheard of luxuries in the Korea. blogs.gonomad.com/readupo…
While scouting locations for Full Metal Jacket, Stanley Kubrik, looking at out the window, drove into a ditch and rolled the car, he then climbed on top and continued talking about the location he just found without ever mentioning the accident he just had youtu.be/XRkyKYz5SYM?t=22…
To be inducted into the infamous biker gang Hell’s Angels, newbies must never wash their uniform (the biker jacket and jeans) even after they’ve been covered in urine and feces of acting members. offtrackplanet.com/magazi…

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