Jar of Flies by Alice In Chains was the first EP to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The feat would not be repeated for another 10 years, when the Jay-Z/Linkin Park Collision Course EP did it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
Originally, Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in the Phantom Manace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
A model spotted his face on a jar of instant coffee 16 years after a photo shoot and won $15.6 million. cbsnews.com/news/156m-awa…
During the Black Death, which was thought to be caused by deadly vapours, some doctors believed that "like cured like", and that "therapeutic stink" would fight the disease. So they told people to store farts in jars, and when the plague appeared in the area, to open the jars and take a whiff cbsnews.com/pictures/15-m…
Pandora's Box is a mistranslation. In the original story of Pandora, the container was actually a large storage jar, meaning we should be saying "Pandora's Jar." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Today I learned about the Glirarium, a Roman jar with holes in it, made for keeping and forcing mice to hibernate for a while, which made them fatter before eating them, making them more tasteful en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gli…
Ahmed Best, the actor who provided the motion capture and voice of Jar Jar Binks, considered suicide due to the negative reception to the character bbc.co.uk/news/entertainm…
Diogenes syndrome, also known as senile squalor syndrome, is a disorder characterized by extreme self-neglect. The name derives from Diogenes of Sinope, an ancient Greek philosopher, a Cynic and an ultimate minimalist, who allegedly lived in a large jar in Athens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
Rome imported enough olive oil that the dumping ground for the jars it was shipped in is still visible today as the 115 ft high Monte Testaccio en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Tom Dickson, the "Will it Blend?" guy, had his blender jar design ripped off by Vita-Mix. He took them to Federal court, won, and was eventually awarded $24M youtu.be/gAQA62hzbCE?t=6m…
In 1867, a jar was found in a Paris pharmacy with the inscription "Remains found under the stake of Joan of Arc, virgin of Orleans." Carbon14 tests and various spectroscopic analyses were performed, and the results determined that the remains come from an Egyptian mummy from the 6th century BC. wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_o…
In the Deep South, you can dig into a jar of sweet and sour Kool-Aid pickles (also know as Koolickles). fodors.com/news/restauran…
Today I learned about the Bay of Jars. A collection of ancient Roman ceramic jars found in the waters outside Rio de Janeiro suggesting that the ancient Romans visited Brazil centuries before the Portuguese. italoamericano.org/story/…
George Lucas made the working title of Star Wars Episode II "Jar Jar's Great Adventure" to troll the cast and crew, even labeling the script as such in the original drafts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Habushu - a liqueur made in Okinawa which involves submerging a living pit viper in a jar and sealing it; some variations involve putting the viper on ice to knock it out, gutting it & sewing it back up, and placing it in the alcohol only for it to wake up and get super aggressive before dying en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hab…
The eunuchs who served Puyi (1906-1967), the last Emperor of China, had to keep their severed penises and testicles in jars of brine worn around their necks. This was done to prove that they were really eunuchs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puy…
At Midnight on April Fool's Day 2013, Teen Nick aired a "Never-Before-Seen" Episode of Rocko's Life. It was just 30 minutes of a jar of Mayonnaise that never moved. huffpost.com/entry/teenni…
Today I learned about the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab science kit, arguably the most dangerous toy, which included four small jars of uranium spectrum.ieee.org/tech-hi…
Pandora's box was actually a jar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in 'Star Wars' variety.com/2015/film/new…
Einstein's brain was removed after his death for study. His eyes were also removed. In 1978, after 20 years, it was rediscovered, stored in two mason jars of alcohol in a cider box. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Elvis Presley flew from Memphis to Colorado to eat a deep fried sandwich which consisted of a whole loaf of Italian bread, a whole jar of jelly, a whole jar of peanut butter and a pound of bacon. https://www.westword.com/music/did-you-know-elvis-presley-once-flew-all-the-way-to-denver-in-p westword.com/music/did-yo…
Dolly Parton almost lost her toes at the age of 7/8 when she jumped over a fence and landed on a mason jar. Her father and brothers held her down while her mother poured kerosene over the wound and sewed her toes back together. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/…
The parents of 17-year-old Jesse Shipley who had died in a car crash only learned that authorities had kept his brain when his classmates went on a field trip to a morgue and saw a jar labeled Jesse Shipley that had a brain in it. edition.cnn.com/2010/HEAL…
A Honeybee hive must travel to at least 2,000,000 flowers to create a one pound jar of honey. That is a distance of 55,000 miles for the bees in a hive. goldenblossomhoney.com/ed…
One night at a hockey game in Canada, everyone was given a jar of peanut butter. After the home team blew an early lead and lost, the crowd started throwing the jars on the ice in frustration. One person didn’t throw far enough and hit someone else, and was charged with assault with a weapon. canlii.org/en/mb/mbca/doc…
In 1867, a jar was found in Paris containing a human rib among other artifacts, and a label claiming that they belonged to Joan of Arc. Tests conducted in 2006 revealed that they came not from Joan of Arc, but an Egyptian mummy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa…
Not only is Jar Jar Binks one of the most hated characters in the Star Wars franchise, but he is also one of the most hated characters in the history of film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
The name "battery" was first used by Benjamin Franklin in his experiments with Leyden Jars (early electrostatic capacitors) and originally only meant "a group of two or more" borrowing the term from artillery batteries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Ahmed Best, voice actor for Jar Jar Binks, became suicidal after the massive societal backlash against the character he played. bbc.com/news/entertainmen…
In LA in the 40s Rachmaninoff got invited to a party at Stravinsky's house by Stravinsky's wife. When Stravinsky opened the door that night to let a guy in, Rach was standing there with a huge jar of honey and Stravinsky was really confused, but invited Rach inside and they became friends. serenademagazine.com/seri…
President Grover Cleveland found he had a tumor in his mouth, and it needed immediate attention. To avoid the public knowing, he went on a 4-day trip on a yacht to have it removed. It was done without leaving facial scars and the tumor is in a jar on display in a Philadelphia museum. inquirer.com/philly/blogs…
9/11 survivor George Mironis visits FDNY Ladder Company 10 House, across from the memorial, once a week and leaves a candle in a glass jar just outside the firehouse. He does this to honor a firefighter he passed in the North Tower stairwell on 9/11 who did not survive. 911memorial.org/blog/meet…
Today I learned about the Italian Unabomber, who placed tiny explosive devices inside everyday objects, including tomato sauce, a Nutella jar, and an egg, in public spaces in parts of Italy. Numerous people, including children, lost fingers and limbs. The bomber operated from 1994 to 2006 and remains unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ita…
The Ball Corporation, who makes Ball jars and Aluminum cans, owns a subsidiary who manufacturers satellites, other spacecraft and components. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
When Star Wars: Episode I was in development, Michael Jackson expressed interest in playing Jar Jar Binks. George Lucas refused, because Jackson planned to play the character using prosthetics and practical effects, while Lucas wanted Binks to be entirely CGI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
Since 2012, there has been a pickle jar that sits on the guardrail on the I-270 North in Des Peres, Missouri. Every time the jar falls, breaks, or disappears, it is always replaced, but who does it remains a mystery. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Jar Jar Binks was based on Goofy, the Disney cartoon character. And that Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar using prosthetics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
The Darth Jar Jar theory is backed by the MoCap actor who played Jar Jar Binks independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Nowadays, it’s rare to be served really hot mustard in restaurants, and mustard in jars and packets is rarely very spicy. The sinus-burning condiment once served at Chinese restaurants was just brown mustard seeds ground to a powder and mixed with a little water just before serving chowhound.com/food-news/1…
In a regular-sized 16-ounce jar of peanut butter, the FDA will allow up to 136 insect fragments and four rodent hairs. menshealth.com/health/g19…
Pandora's Jar was called Pandora's Box due to translation error and the mistake has stuck! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Today I learned about Bartolomeu Portugues, a Buccaneer Who Established the First Rules of the Pirate Code. Held Prisoner On a Spanish Ship, He Escaped Thru Over 120 Miles of Jungle After Swimming to Shore Using Wine Jars For Floaties Because He Couldn't Swim. He Came Back and Stole the Ship That Arrested Him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Cacao was so valuable that Mayan dignitaries were buried with fine ceramic jars and bowls of chocolate for use in the afterlife. artbites.net/blog/chocola…
, Ball, the company everyone knows for making glass canning jars, has an aerospace division that built the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter - the largest telescopic instrument ever sent beyond Earth’s orbit. ball.com/aerospace/progra…
A Japanese professor searching to find out what happened to Einstein's brain discovered that it was being kept in a mason jar by a retiree in Kansas, who would occasionally shave off slices with a kitchen knife and mail it to people if they asked for some of it bbc.com/news/av/magazine-…
A woman from the USA set a Guinness World Record for consuming 3.5 jars of mayonnaise in just 3 minutes. irishpost.com/news/guinne…
In Star Wars legends, Jar Jar Binks was given a father, named George R Binks, who was so ashamed of his son that he attempted suicide. In order to talk him down, his wife told him to think of his son. He then pulled the trigger starwars.wikia.com/wiki/G…
Elvis Presley flew to Denver and back one night just to pick up a Fool's Gold Loaf: an 8,000 calorie sandwich made from a hollowed out loaf filled with an entire jar of peanut butter, one jar of jelly, and a pound of bacon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
Napoleon’s penis is kept in a jar in New Jersey mentalfloss.com/article/6…

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