Keith Flint (of The Prodigy) became a popular pub owner in Essex following his music career. Flint eventually brought in a jar to collect one-pound fines from customers who referenced the song "Firestarter" as he tended to the pub's fireplace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kei…
They had a swear jar on the set of My Girl for when Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd or Howard Zieff would curse. The β€˜f’ word was $10 and the β€˜s’ word was $5, which Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky would split. At the end, Jamie owed about $200 each, Dan about $50 each and Howard about $60 each. sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-…
Snapping shrimps (the family Alpheidae), which grow to only 3-5cm long, compete with sperm whales for title of loudest animal in the ocean. Their snaps are capable of stunning fish and breaking glass jars. In numbers, the shrimp can interfere with sonar and underwater communication. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
During the 1930's, brothers Homer and Langley Collyer filled their house with over 140 tons of debris (including guns, human organs in jars, and fourteen pianos) which they made into a booby-trapped maze. Langley was killed by one of the traps in 1947, and Homer, unable to escape, starved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
In 2006 the Iranian Government sued an English art gallery seeking the return of 18 ancient jars, bowls and cups sherloc.unodc.org/cld/cas…
Iceland is one of the few countries that is mosquito-free despite having 1600 species of dryland animals. However, in 1980 a professor of the University of Iceland found a mosquito on a plane and it is now kept in a jar at the Icelandic Institute of National History. bluecarrental.is/blog/doe…
Wrestler Rulon Gardner. He won Gold in 2000 by defeating Aleksandr Karelin, who hadn’t lost an international match in 13 years. 2 years later, he lost a toe due to frostbite on a trip in Wyoming. He keeps the toe in a jar filled with formaldehyde in his fridge β€œto remind him of his mortality.” vault.si.com/vault/2002/0…
Entomologists used to place crushed bay leaves at the bottom of their killing jars to gently kill insects they wanted to mount without any damage. delicious.com.au/food-fil…
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a tradition of passing around a lucky jar of peanuts throughout mission control during critical events. The tradition started with the Ranger 7 Moon-imaging mission in 1964, which was the first successful Ranger mission after six previous failed attempts. space.com/16927-mars-rove…
Portugal’s first serial killer's head ended up in a jar ripleys.com/weird-news/di…
Nigel Wright, 45, of Osgodby, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, contaminated jars of Heinz baby food with metal shards and placed them on supermarket shelves. He then wrote to Tesco threatening that babies would be seriously or fatally injured unless he was paid Β£1.4m. He was jailed for 14 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tes…
Today I learned about the Downtown hotel in Yukon, Canada, where they serve a drink called the sourtoe cocktail, a drink with a severed human toe in it. The tradition started in the 1920s, when a man lost his toe to frostbite, and had his brother soak it in a jar of bourbon to commemorate the event en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Originally, Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in the Phantom Manace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Pandora's box was actually a jar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
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/…
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…
Ahmed Best, voice actor for Jar Jar Binks, became suicidal after the massive societal backlash against the character he played. bbc.com/news/entertainmen…
Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in 'Star Wars' variety.com/2015/film/new…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
The Darth Jar Jar theory is backed by the MoCap actor who played Jar Jar Binks independent.co.uk/arts-en…
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-…
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…

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