Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin had an improvised jam session which was recorded but never released. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
During WWII, the Germans and the British independently discovered that they could use thin aluminum strips dropped from planes to jam enemy radar, but both sides refused to use this for over a year for fear the other would figure out the technique en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Moths vibrate their genitals to avoid bats. This action produces ultrasound that jams bats’ built-in sonar, rendering the moths temporarily β€œinvisible”. nationalgeographic.com
In 1992, Nike made a Super Bowl commercial where an animated Bugs Bunny played basketball with a real-live Michael Jordan. The commercial was so successful that Warner Brothers decided to turn it into a whole movie (Space Jam). highsnobiety.com/2015/07/…
Popular jock jam "Whoomp There It Is" was released two months before "Whoot There It Is", a separate song with the exact same chorus and lyrics by a different artist who was unaware of the similarities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
In 2008, Electronic Arts caused a traffic jam in London, England, when their marketing team attempted to give away $40,000 of free fuel from a gas station. The promotion ended early and only $22,000 of fuel was given away. geek.com/games/ea-causes-…
Space Jam merchandise has earned at least 1.2 Billion dollars worldwide. Space Jam's β€œglobal economic impact" was estimated to be at around 4-6 Billion. huffpost.com/entry/space-…
The song "Black Betty" (made popular by Ram Jam) was recorded for the first time in 1933 by two US musicologists in a texas prison, with the first recorded version preformed by a prisoner called James "iron head" Baker. Original recording in the comments. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Birds can not only eat jellies, jams, marmalades, but they also have a preference for flavours! thespruce.com/jelly-bird-…
'Jeremy' from the Pearl Jam song, really did exist. ssheps.com/jeremynew.htm
Today I learned about the "Million Dollar Quartet" which is a recording of an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash on December 4th, 1956. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
In 2010, Traffic jam in china lasted for more than 10 days... umustknowthis.com/8-inter…
Indian Maharaja Jam Sahib adopted 640 Polish orphans during WWII. He brought the children to the royal palace in Bombay, had a dormitory built for them, and brought in Polish teachers and chefs so the children would feel at home and "recover their health and forget the ordeal they went through". historycollection.co/that…
The grisly scene in Pulp Fiction where Travolta jams a needle into Uma Thurman's chest to try to revive her from her overdose was actually filmed backwards. mercurynews.com/2019/05/2…
Jams are made from actual fruit, jellies are made from fruit juice. Preserves have chunks of fruit, conserves have dried fruit or nuts, and marmalades have peel and pulp. thekitchn.com/whats-the-d…
Five years after the Beatles disbanded, John Lennon and Paul McCartney played together one last time with Stevie Wonder in an impromptu jam session. longreads.com/2019/06/24/…
In 1944 US Air Force used a B-17 flying fortress to dislodge an ice jam on the Yellowstone River in Miles City, Montana. The plan worked and the town was spared from any major damage. sierrahotel.net/blogs/new…
At the beginning of pioneer history there was a log jam on the Red River in Louisiana 150 miles long and thousands of years old. wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_…
The U.S. Embassy in Australia accidentally sent out an invitation to a "cat pajama-jam" featuring a photo of a cat dressed as the Sesame Street character Cookie Monster. npr.org/2018/10/16/657721…
The song Jeremy(Pearl Jam) is about Jeremy Wade Delle who walked into class and committed suicide in front of 31 people due to depression. jeremywadedelle.com/
There is a fierce rivalry between the neighbouring English counties of Cornwall & Devon, with each claiming to have invented 'pasties', and each insisting the other is wrong regarding whether to put jam or cream first on scones. telegraph.co.uk/news/2017…
Paul Simonon of The Clash spent 2 weeks in a Greenland prison for protesting on an oil rig in 2011. During the trip to the rig a jam session broke out and one of the activists said he was not bad and should consider pursuing music. pitchfork.com/news/44634-…
Pearl Jam was originally known as β€œMookie Blaylock” after a 90s NBA player and their debut album β€œTen” was named for his jersey number 11points.com/11-famous-ba…
Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan collaborated on the set of "Jam". Jordan gave Jackson tips on basketball and played a one on one game together, in exchange for Jackson's dance lesson. They both felt embarassed more than a few times youtube.com/watch?v=8ZZR3…
Phantom traffic jams (queues of traffic not caused by vehicle collisions or roadworks) are the result of a single driver braking suddenly, causing each successive car to break to a greater degree, creating a wave of stopped or slowed traffic. vox.com/2014/11/24/727602…
There was a traffic jam in China that started on August 13th 2010; it lasted two weeks, jammed traffic for over 100km and allowed drivers to move roughly 1km a day. It inspired people to sell noodles in the jam for 3x the normal price and bottled water for Β₯15, it normally sold for Β₯1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
A traffic jam in China lasted lasted for more than 10 days, with cars only moving 0.6 miles a day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Pearl Jam's song Jeremy is based on the real-life classroom suicide of Jeremy Wade Delle of Texas, who was released from a mental hospital and sent back to school -- reportedly, once his insurance money ran out he was deemed "cured" . ssheps.com/jeremynew.htm
Pearl Jam discovered Ticketmaster was adding a service charge to all their concert tickets without informing the band. The band then created their own outdoor stadiums for the fans and testified against Ticketmaster to the United States Department of Justice articles.latimes.com/1994…
The BBC paid Pink Floyd to jam out in the background LIVE as the Apollo Astronauts landed in 1969. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
An IKEA in the Netherlands had to cancel their 1 euro breakfast special because it attracted too many customers and caused traffic jams on the highway. netherlands-tourism.com/1…
On April 1st, 1993 a San Diego Radio station reported that the space shuttle Discovery had to make an emergency landing at the local airport at 8:30 am. Over 1000 people headed for the landing site to catch a glimpse, crowding the airport and causing traffic jams. It was an April Fools hoax. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Samuel Beckett’s publisher once rejected one of his short stories because it was a β€œnightmare” that β€œgave him the jim-jams.” The puzzling, nightmarish story, entitled Echo’s Bones, was finally published in 2014, nearly 80 years after it was first rejected. theguardian.com/culture/2…
Today I learned of matpakke (food package, or packed lunch), which is the most popular lunch choice for Norwegian students and workers. Individual slices of brown bread, topped with an additional ingredient (often liver pate, brown cheese, or jam), are separated by mellomleggspapir, or between-layer wax paper. bbc.com/worklife/article/…
Today I learned about 62 Cases of Jam v. United States, a US Supreme Court case about potentially misbranded products. Because the jurisdiction was over the product, rather than the manufacturer, the 62 cases of jam are listed as the defendant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/62_…
In 2003 WB approached Tony Hawk to make Skate Jam, a skater-themed sequel to Space Jam, but it was cancelled after Looney Tunes: Back in Action bombed. It was one of several sequel ideas, including Spy Jam (starring Jackie Chan), Race Jam (starring Jeff Gordon), and a film with Tiger Woods. slashfilm.com/space-jam-s…
Nickleback’s All The Right Reasons is ranked 9th on Billboard’s 200 Greatest Albums of all time, ahead of Rumors by Fleetwood Mac (15), The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd (31), Ten by Pearl Jam (45), and every Beatles album. billboard.com/charts/grea…
Longtime Looney Tunes animator Chuck Jones hated Space Jam, so much that when Warner Brothers asked him to give a speech at a dinner for the Space Jam producers, he tried to give his honest opinion in a polite manner, but got escorted off the lot by security en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
Today I learned of the exceptionally rare Sega Genesis game called "The Blockbuster World Championship II". Cartridges were used for an in-store competition in 1995, each store champion progressing to the final in San Francisco. The game featured watered-down versions of NBA Jam TE and Judge Dredd. nothingbutnostalgia.com/v…
A museum in North Korea features a VHS copy of "Space Jam" wikipedia.org/wiki/Intern…
Coachella started as a result of Pearl Jam boycotting Ticketmaster's fees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
The Russians, using an offshore trawler, attempted to jam NASA's communications with the vehicle (data & voice) during the launches of Apollo 8, 9, and 10. This forced NASA to re-design their antennas to combat the interference. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Just like Milli Vanilli, the song β€œPump Up the Jam” by Technotronic was lip synched on the music video by a model who didn’t really sing the song. The song was also released the same year as β€œGirl You Know It’s True” but didn’t receive a backlash like Milli Vanilli saw once the truth came out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
Tailgating, or riding someone’s bumper, actually causes traffic jams, slowing everyone down bestride.com/news/safety-…
North Korea has a VHS copy of Space Jam enshrined in a musuem en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Back when the NY subways used tokens, criminals would jam the slot and then suck out the token with their mouths. To discourage this, subway workers would put hot chili powder in the slots. gothamist.com/2015/01/23/…
There is a canonical JRPG video game sequel to Space Jam about NBA start Charles Barkley fighting his way through Neo New York City with a sword in the year 2041 youtu.be/8F1cOvZ3nS8
Space Jam is the highest grossing basketball movie of all time boxofficemojo.com/genres/…
The Vermont jam band Phish has performed Loving Cup in concert sixfold (135) times more than The Rolling Stones (22) wxrt.radio.com/blogs/bob-…
Space Jam almost had a whole cinematic universe: Spy Jam with Jackie Chan, Race Jam with Gordon, Skate Jam with Hawk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loo…
Millionaire Michael O'Leary, CEO of airline Ryanair, has his own taxicab company with just one cab so he can legally use the bus lanes and avoid traffic jams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Til…
Pink Floyd played a live improvised jam called "Moonhead" that aired during BBC broadcast coverage of the Apollo 11 landing. youtube.com/watch?v=_9bx5…
Pearl Jam cancelled their 1994 summer tour after they found out Ticket Master was demanding a 'service charge' for fan's tickets. This prompted the band to begin building their own "stadiums" in rural areas where they independently sold tickets to shows to keep prices low. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Researchers at MIT studied phantom traffic jams (jams that arise in the absence of any obstacles) and found they are inevitable at a certain vehicle density threshold. The waves of traffic are named Jamitons, and are similar to the equations that describe detonation waves produced by explosions. math.mit.edu/projects/tra…
Hormel's "Spam" is so popular in Hawaii it has debuted it's "Portugese Sausage", "Black Pepper", and "Teriyaki" flavors at the Waikiki Spam Jam, an annual Honolulu street festival devoted to spam. "Honey Spam", "Spam and Bacon", and "Hot and Spicy Spam" are only available in Hawaii. wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(…
Black Sabbath's self-titled debut album, was recorded in a single 12-hour jam session. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Hawk moths scare off bats by rubbing their genitalia to jam the bat’s sonar arstechnica.com/science/2…
The only reason why the QWERTY keyboard was organized the way it is was due to the fact that the earliest mechanical typewriters were prone to jams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWE…
George Clinton doesn't know who played guitar for one of Funkadelic's greatest guitar solos, "Get Off Your Ass and Jam" (1975). The mystery guitarist was a white heroin addict that asked to sit in and was paid $50. ultimateclassicrock.com/f…
Pearl Jam was formerly called Mother Love Bone and changed their name after lead singer Andrew Wood passed away and Eddie Vedder joined the band en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
"Footsteps" by Pearl Jam and "Times of Trouble" by Temple of the Dog use the same music. I know the two groups are intertwined. "Footsteps" was one of the songs the band sent to Eddy to add lyrics to before officially becoming their singer. Cornell was doing his thing with it at the same time. community.pearljam.com/di…
In 2014 IKEA was forced to cancel their 1 Euro breakfast in the Netherlands after an overwhelming number of shoppers caused a dangerous traffic jam, which made government decide to close the road. nltimes.nl/2014/01/24/tra…
Frank Ocean released Endless, a 45-minute visual album, less than 24 hours before he dropped his acclaimed album Blonde in order to fulfill his contract with Def Jam. His profit shares from Blonde increased from 14% to 70% billboard.com/articles/bu…
Jams are made from fruit, while jellies are made from juice. Preserves have chunks of fruit, conserves have dried fruit or nuts, and marmalades have peel and pulp. Fruit butters are slow cooked to a smooth consistency. seriouseats.com/2014/08/d…
One night, Elvis flew from Graceland to Denver and back just to buy a Fool's Gold Loaf - an 8,000 calorie sandwich made from a hollowed out load of bread, a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jam and a pound of bacon. messynessychic.com/2015/0…
I learnt that the longest traffic jam ever was in China in 2010 and lasted 10 days in total. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The popular version of "Black Betty" credited to Ram Jam is actually an edit of a recording by a band called Starstruck that had the same singer (also, the band was from New York City and not the South) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
The popular arcade game NBA Jam was thought to be haunted. During demo mode, the machines would randomly shout "Petrovic", the name of an NBA player who died in a car accident shortly after the game finished production. giantbomb.com/nba-jam/303…
The highest-grossing arcade game of all-time is Pac Man with 400,000 cabinets sold and an estimated 7.6 billion dollars in revenue (adjusted for inflation). The top 7 is rounded out by Space Invaders, Streetfighter II, Ms Pac Man, NBA Jam, Defender and Asteroids. usgamer.net/articles/top-…
Pearl Jam's cover of "Last Kiss" was originally released only to the band's fan club as a Christmas single; however, by popular demand, it was released to the public and peaked at number two on the Billboard charts, becoming the band's highest-charting hit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edd…
The original NBA Jam arcade game generated revenue of over $1 Billion in quarters in its first year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA…
One developer of the smash arcade hit NBA JAM deliberately coded the game in a way that if you were playing as the Bulls against his Pistons, your shooting percentage would be completely awry, especially near the end of a close game. si.com/longform/2017/nba-…
Pearl Jam's "Ten" outsold Nirvana's "Nevermind" in the United States en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The song Black Betty, sung by Ram Jam is not about women but rather a gun, a whiskey, a whip, or a penitentiary transfer wagon. It is an African-American worksong and of course Ram Jam are only one of many who used the lyrics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Ronald Joseph Moore. Who lead three men on a 209 mile (336km) trek through the Sahar on just jam and water. After their patrol was attacked by Italians. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
Ants do not have traffic jams because they don't have egos, don't mind collisions, and are very disciplined in crowded pathways. npr.org/2015/01/19/377743…
There was a proposed sequel to "Space Jam" titled "Race Jam" that would have featured Jeff Gordon moviefone.com/2016/11/14/…
Today I learned about The China National Highway 110 traffic jam. It was a recurring massive traffic jam that began to form on August 14, 2010, on China National Highway 110. The traffic jam slowed down thousands of vehicles for more than 2 weeks. Some drivers reported being stuck in the traffic jam for 5 days en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Trevor Wilson, the kid who starred in the video for Pearl Jam’s β€œJeremy”, died in 2016 from drowning. The video was his only official acting role despite receiving many offers for other acting work. billboard.com/articles/co…
The creator of NBA Jam hated the Chicago Bulls so much that he coded it so that they would miss last second shots against the Detroit Pistons. sports.espn.go.com/espnma…
Back when the NYC Subway used tokens, people called "token suckers" would jam token slots with paper and suck out stuck tokens with their mouths. To prevent this, some attendants would sprinkle chili powder into the slots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
In 2016 a flock of birds got drunk off eating fermented berries and crashed into vehicles causing massive jams. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The QWERTY keyboard layout comes from accommodating Morse code operators, not avoiding mechanical jams, and that the DVORAK variant's superiority is probably a myth. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
For over a year during WWII the curious situation arose where both sides of the conflict knew how to use chaff to jam the other side's radar but had refrained from doing for fear of their opponent replying in kind. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Google gets its traffic data from Android users on the roads and is considering ways to prevent traffic jams by giving different directions to different users. theconnectivist.com/2013/…
When Pearl Jam released their cover of 'Last Kiss' as a single, they decided all proceeds would go to Kosovo War refugees. The song raised ten million dollars. wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_K…
The China national highway 110 traffic jam lasted over 2 weeks. Many drivers were able to move their vehicles only 1 km (0.6 mi) per day and some drivers reported being stuck in the traffic jam for up to 5 days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
NBA Jam was rigged against the Bulls. A hidden piece of code lowered Scottie Pippen's ratings when he played Detroit, and the Bulls last second shots had a lower success rating. The programmers were Pistons fans. huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…
There was a traffic jam in Beijing, China that lasted 9 days and 100km bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia…
Pearl Jam sued Ticketmaster for creating a monopoly on ticket sales. Pearl Jam wanted to charge no more than $18.50 for tickets in ’94, with service fees of no more than $1.80. Ticketmaster balked, saying that it needed at least $2 in fees simply to cover its own costs. ultimateclassicrock.com/p…
It is against food regulations in Canada to call a fruit spread 'jam' if it contains apple or rhubarb laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/re…
Britain's largest supermarket chain only sells straight croissants because their customers find it easier to spread jam that way. theguardian.com/business/…
A British Radio sports commentator's on-air innuendo was so funny, it caused a 2 mile long traffic jam because drivers who were listening couldn't stop laughing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
Today I learned of the "Jam Line" - a telephone system flaw where complete strangers could hold conversations over busy signals being received at the same time. Chat rooms before chat rooms were a thing. mprnews.org/story/2012/12…
The Space Jam sound track went sextuple platinum, and the movie grossed over $230,000,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
I learned that on January 8th, 1991 a 16 year old high school student named Jeremy Wade Delle shot himself in front of his english class. The event became the inspiration for the Pearl jam song "jeremy" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
John Fogerty & Bob Dylan were part of a jam in 1987. Dylan asked John to play Proud Mary, but he said he didn't play it anymore. Dylan said, 'John, if you don't start singing Proud Mary, everybody's gonna think it's a Tina Turner song." Seconds later, Fogerty introduced it with "Holy Mackerel!" youtube.com/watch?v=314AD…
'Space Jam' is the highest grossing basketball movie of all time. newsday.com/sports/basket…
The Space Jam website is still up, and hasn't been updated since 1996. It's beautiful! www2.warnerbros.com/space…

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