The founder of Barbie named the dolls after her kids, Barbara and Kenneth. Therefore, the real Barbie and Ken are actually brother and sister. barbie.mattel.com/en-us/a…
Today I learned about Kenneth Taylor and George Welch, the first two American pilots to get airborne during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Both were recommended for the Medal of Honor, but this was denied on the basis that they had β€œtaken off without orders.” Together they shot down six Japanese planes. history.com/news/heroes-o…
Today I learned about Sister Mary Kenneth Keller, a nun who is one of the two people to first receive a doctorate in computer science and helped invent BASIC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
R2D2 was controlled by a man inside its body; Kenneth George Baker was an English actor and musician. He portrayed the character R2-D2 in the Star Wars franchise and also appeared in The Elephant Man, Time Bandits, Willow, Flash Gordon, Amadeus and Labyrinth. syfy.com/syfywire/star-wa…
Today I learned of Kenneth E. Stager, an ornithologist who personally shot and killed all 58 feral pigs on Clipperton Island to save the booby population latimes.com/nation/la-me-…
In 2017, the 93 year old former President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda, was sent to Zimbabwe to try to convince President Robert Mugabe to step down in a β€œdignified exit” after the military seized power web.sabc.co.za/sabc/home/…
Today I learned of Kenneth G. Libbrecht, a physics professor at Caltech who makes designer snowflakes. He has successfully grown identical snowflakes. This puts to rest the saying that no two snowflakes are alike. snowcrystals.com/
Ruth Handler, the creator of fashion dolls Barbie and her boyfriend Ken, named them after her children Barbara and Kenneth. wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie
NYU Langone is named after Kenneth Langone who is the cofounder of Home Depot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" is a song by R.E.M. The song's title refers to an incident in New York City in 1986, when two then-unknown assailants attacked journalist Dan Rather, while repeating "Kenneth, what is the frequency?" wikipedia.org/wiki/What%2…
The song "What's the Frequency Kenneth?" was named after an incident involving Dan Rather being assaulted. The assailant believed NBC was beaming signals into his brain and, attempting to find and block the frequency of the signals, yelled "Kenneth, what is the frequency?!" as he beat Rather. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
In 2003, after Kenneth Maxwell called 911 to report a fire he saw while driving home, his voice cut off, and when emergency personnel arrived on the scene he was found shot to death in his car. The fire was set to disguise a double homicide, and the killer saw Kenneth make the call. tulsaworld.com/archives/m…
Two people attacked journalist Dan Rather in 1986 New York while repeating "Kenneth, what is the frequency?” R.E.M turned the phrase into the song β€œWhat's the Frequency, Kenneth?" It was the first song to debut at number one on Billboard Modern Rock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wha…
The song "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" by R.E.M. is a reference to an incident in which Dan Rather was assaulted by a man who repeatedly shouted "Kenneth, what is the frequency?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The very first use of the word fuck on television was on November 13, 1965 by literary agent Kenneth Tynan during a satirical discussion show entitled BBC3. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennet…
In 1966, Kenneth McDuff murdered three people and was sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life, and he was paroled in 1989. He went on to murder at least four more people, was caught in 1992, once again sentenced to death, and executed in 1998. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
For the role of Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh tried to grow the Moustache himself, before Hair and makeup designer created a hair opus with Branagh's own hair combined with heavy cashmere for the cold, wet English shoot. eu.usatoday.com/story/lif…
Today I learned of Kenneth Robinson who found a loophole that allowed him to buy an abandoned $330k house for $16. His story enraged neighbors for the 7 months he lived there until BoA claimed ownership. gizmodo.com/5883482/the-m…
Kenneth Mcduff was the first person to be sentenced to death then get released only to get arrested, sentenced to death again, and get executed crimemuseum.org/crime-lib…
Dominoes discontinued use of their mascot "The Noid" after a mentally ill Kenneth Lamar Noid, thinking the character was based on him, held a Dominoes hostage and later killed himself. fastcodesign.com/3032911/…
Today I learned about Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore. Two combat medics who parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day without weapons. For 3 days without sleep, they treated wounded soldiers from both sides and civilians. youtu.be/UL5O2fPHUVc
Today I learned of the Leopard of Gummalapur, a man-eater that killed 42 people. Villagers began to barricade themselves indoors after sundown, and the leopard β€œin its frustration” would tear through the thatched walls and roofs of the huts to get inside. It was killed by famous hunter Kenneth Anderson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
In 1980, daredevil Kenneth Swyers attempted to jump out of a plane, land on the Gateway Arch and then jump again using a secondary chute. Tragically, his second chute never opened. Swyers slid all 630 feet down the north leg to his death. usatoday.com/story/news/2…
Sister Mary Kenneth Keller was the first woman to get a Ph.D in computer science historyhole.com/sister-ma…
REM's 1994 song What's the Frequency, Kenneth? slows down towards the end because bassist Mike Mills had an appendicitis attack and had to be rushed to hospital and the band couldn't re-do it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wha…
In the 1980s, Dominos Pizza had a campaign centered around "The Noid". It was discontinued in 1989 after a mentally ill man named Kenneth Noid took Dominos Pizza workers hostage after he thought the ads were a personal attack on him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noi…
Kenneth Pinyan died from injuries received during receptive anal sex with a stallion at a farm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enu…
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts and she has an on and off relationship with one Kenneth Carson. She is the daughter of George and Margaret, has 6 siblings, and got her love of reading from her grandmother en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Kenneth Pinyan died by a perforated colon caused by receving anal sex with a horse. A friend of Pinyan filmed it and a documentary was later made of his life and death en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enu…
Professor Kenneth Bentley and his entire team, who discovered Etorphine (a drug which is 1000-3000 times more potent than morphine and 4mg will immobilize a 4000kg elephant), passed out because someone stirred their morning tea with a glass stirrer used to make the etorphine. chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/etorp…
In 1996 the infamous serial killer 'The Yorkshire Ripper' was almost strangled to death in custody, before being saved by serial killer Kenneth Erskine aka 'The Stockwell Strangler'. mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…
The song "What's the frequency Kenneth" by R.E.M. was inspired by a bizarre attack on news anchor Dan Rather who was beaten up by a guy who kept repeating "Kenneth, what is the frequency?" because he believed news stations were beaming stuff into his head. murderpedia.org/male.T/t/…
The serial killer known as the β€œHillside Strangler”, Kenneth Bianchi, while actively murdering women was also applying to join the ranks of the LAPD and attended several ride alongs with police officers who were searching for the Hillside Strangler. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
The song β€˜what’s the frequency, Kenneth’ is about an incident in 1986 when news anchor Dan Rather was assaulted by an unknown assailant who was shouting β€œKenneth, what’s the frequency?” Bizarre story that Michael Stipe became obsessed with. songfacts.com/detail.php?…
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, and Ken's is Kenneth Carson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The world record for longest name belongs to "Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus WolfeΒ­(+590 letters), Senior" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hub…
Domino's discontinued it's use of their mascot 'The Noid' after paranoid schizophrenic Kenneth Noid robbed an Atlanta location, convinced the ads were aimed at him specifically Www.mentalfloss.com/artic…
Ken M is a real person named Kenneth McCarthy. He's a copywriter for Comedy Central. knowyourmeme.com/memes/ke…
After an attempted remake of "It Can't Happen Here" was jettisoned by tv execs as "too cerebral," director–producer Kenneth Johnson changed the American fascists of the story to carnivorous reptilian aliens and created the miniseries "V." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_…
George Welch and Kenneth Taylor were recommended for the Medal of Honor for their actions at Pearl Harbor. These were denied because they acted without orders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Domino's Pizza discontinued use of the "Noid" character after a paranoid man named Kenneth Noid took two Domino's employees hostage after thinking the character's ads were an attack on him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noi…
The Noid, Domino's 80's Pizza mascot, was retired after a paranoid schizophrenic named Kenneth Lamar Noid entered a Domino's Pizza in Atlanta and held two employees hostage at gunpoint. He believed the commercials were making fun of him. priceonomics.com/how-domi…
Kenneth Dover, one of the 20th century's top classical scholars, admitted in his autobiography to engineering the suicide of a colleague who bothered him en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
While working on Mariah Carey’s β€œTouch My Body” video, Jack McBrayer (Kenneth on 30 Rock) accidentally hit Mariah in the face with a Frisbee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Domino's Pizza abruptly ended its successful "Avoid the Noid" campaign after a man held two Domino's employees hostage in a five-hour standoff with police. The man's name was Kenneth Lamar Noid. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Domino's wildly successful "Avoid the Noid" campaign ended after a mentally disturbed Kenneth Noid took the ads personally and held two employees hostage. news.google.com/newspaper…
The inventors of Hot Wheels and Barbie were married. Ruth and Elliot Handler co-founded Mattel and also had children named Barbara and Kenneth. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
The song title What's the Frequency, Kenneth? refers to an incident where Dan Rather was attacked by an assailant who, between beatings, would ask, "Kenneth, what is the frequency?” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wha…
Elton John's original name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight. He started going by "Elton John" in 1967 as an homage to saxophonist Elton Dean and vocalist Long John Baldry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elt…
Principal Morita in Spider-man: Homecoming is an 'unspecified descendent' of James "Jim" Morita of the Howling Commandos in Captain America: The First Avenger as they are both played by Kenneth Choi en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
American Boeing engineer Kenneth Pinyan died from injuries received during anal sex with a stallion at a farm in an unincorporated area in King County, Washington, near the city of Enumclaw. thestranger.com/features/…
Kairo Seijuro (AKA The Subway Samurai, AKA Kenneth Jacintho) died last year whilst kayaking with a young girl pressdemocrat.com/news/57…
Domino's Pizza discontinued the 'Avoid the Noid' marketing campaign after Kenneth Lamar Noid held two employees hostage at gunpoint in 1989, under the impression the campaign directly targeted him. He later killed himself, resulting in permanent cancellation of the campaign. m.fastcompany.com/3032911…
The song "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" by REM was inspired by a phrase that a deranged man repeated as he attacked and punched CBS News anchor Dan Rather in 1986 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
On May 7th, 2013, Dennis Rodman sent out a tweet asking his friend Kim Jong-un to do him "a solid" and release American Kenneth Bae. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
The most expensive painting ever sold is "Interchange" by Willem de Kooning; in September 2015 it was sold to Kenneth C Griffin for $300m USD. Currently it's on loan at the Art Institute of Chicago for the public to enjoy. money.cnn.com/2016/02/19/…
Retired American bodybuilder Kenneth "Flex" Wheeler was shown to have a mutated myostatin gene; this gene limits muscle building potential in humans, and the mutation causes him to have a much larger number of muscle fibers than the general population. isegoria.net/2004/06/myos…
In 1987 Kenneth Parks drove 23km to his wife's parents' house where he strangled his father-in-law and murdered his mother-in-law but was completely acquitted of all crimes upon finding out he did it while sleepwalking. psychologytoday.com/blog/…
There was a man in 1987 named Kenneth Parks who was acquitted of murder and attempted murder because he was sleepwalking en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
The world's longest name was 666 letters long: Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus WolfeΒ­schlegelΒ­steinΒ­hausenΒ­bergerΒ­dorffΒ­welcheΒ­vorΒ­alternΒ­wareΒ­+566 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hub…
Today I learned of Kenneth McDuff, a Texas serial killer who was on Death Row, was then paroled, committed more murders and then finally executed. He caused an overhaul in the Texas Justice system including harsher paroles, more prisons and a rise in executions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
The second era of the KKK was begun in Kenneth the Page's hometown of Stone Mountain, GA en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A man in Philadelphia has a 746-letter name: Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus WolfeΒ­schlegelsteinΒ­hausenber...hopfsΒ­vonΒ­hinzwischensternartigraum, Senior en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wol…
Kenneth Bae, an American Citizen, has been Imprisoned in North Korea For Over A Year ncnk.org/resources/briefi…
Today I learned of Kenneth Lamar Noid, who took 2 hostages at a domino's pizzeria when he thought the "avoid the noid" ad campaign was a personal attack on himself. articles.latimes.com/1989…
Today I learned of "Interchange" by Willem de Kooning, the most expensive painting ever sold. It was purchased by hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin in 2015 for $300 Million. ideelart.com/module/csblo…
In 1978, anthropologist Kenneth Good, while living with the Yanomami tribe in the Amazon, was offered a ~12 year old girl as a wife, in accordance with tribal customs. They consummated the marriage soon after her first period (he says she was ~15, but the tribe doesn't record ages) & had kids bbc.com/news/magazine-237…
There is a documentary from 2007 based on the life and death of Kenneth Pinyan, who died as a result of engaging in anal sex with a horse. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z…
The title of the R.E.M. song "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" refers to an unprovoked, random beating of news anchor Dan Rather in 1986, where the assailants asked the titular question while beating him. harpers.org/archive/2001/…
REM's Peter Buck used Kurt Cobain's Fender Jaguar post mortem in the band's video for "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" Apparently the two bands were close and Kurt was listening to REM when he committed suicide. youtube.com/watch?v=jWkMh…
Dominos abandoned its successful "Noid" mascot after a man named Kenneth Noid became convinced Dominos was attacking him and held a shop hostage at gunpoint. marketplace.org/topics/bu…
A British businessman Kenneth Crutchlow paid ransom for the release of two Vietnamese boatmen and an American held captive by the Vietnamese government behind the reasoning it was "his duty as an Englishmen" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Kenneth Lonergan, writer/director of "Manchester by the Sea", wrote the 2000 film "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Today I learned of Kenneth McDuff, a serial killer suspected of at least 14 murders. He's believed to be the only condemned man ever released from death row to be returned there for another killing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
A man named Kenneth Goldsmith created an art project to print out the Internet in 2013. wikipedia.org/wiki/Printi…
Today I learned of the 2013 criminal case involving sovereign citizen Kenneth Leaming and the judge's response to frivolous defense claims: "The Court therefore feels some measure of responsibility to inform Defendant that all the fancy legal-sounding things he has read on the internet are make-believe" media.avvosites.com/uploa…
The song "Whats the Frequency Kenneth" by REM is based on an event that happened in 1985 when a madman attacked Dan Rather. He was screaming - Whats the frequency Kenneth!! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wha…
Dan Rather was randomly attacked by 2 well-dressed men, yelling "Kenneth, what is the frequency?", in an apparent case of mistaken identity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
There is a documentary about the life and death of Kenneth Pinyan aka "Mr. Hands". youtu.be/QQGGcb3F4KQ
In 1987, a Canadian man named Kenneth Parks drove 14 miles to the home of his in-laws. Upon reaching their home, Parks brutally attacked them both, killing his mother-in-law. When the case went to trial, he was acquitted on unprecedented grounds: The attacker was asleep. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/healt…
A man named Kenneth Trentadue died in FBI custody & according to at least 1 medical examiner was "abused & tortured" before his death in prison, likely because FBI agents confused him for a white supremacist who they believed was involved in the OKC bombing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
Kenneth Deardorff, who got his patent to a piece of land in Alaska in 1988, is America's last homesteader. nps.gov/home/learn/histor…
Today I learned that Dan Rather's "What's the Frequency Kenneth?" mystery was actually solved en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
-In 1980 Kenneth Swyers landed on top of the St. Louis Arch with a parachute. It deflated and he attempted to deploy his auxiliary parachute, however it failed to open and Swyers slid down the length of the arch to his death. nps.gov/history/history/o…
Kenneth Kaunda, former dictator of Zambia, is an avid ballroom dancer and has been spotted in the audience of Dancing with the Stars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Thor was directed by Kenneth Branagh, who played Professor Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
A Boeing Engineer, Kenneth Pinyan, died from massive internal trauma after receiving anal sex from a stallion arab horse. The video of the event became known as "2 Guys 1 Horse" on the internet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enu…
Writer/director of Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan, wrote an episode of the 90s Nickelodeon show "Doug" believermag.com/issues/20…
Donald Glover (Troy from 'Community'/Childish Gambino) was a writer for 30 Rock and is originally from Stone Mountain, GA, which made him perfectly suited to write for the part of Kenneth the page who is from the same city on the show. imdb.com/title/tt0496424/…
Dominos Pizza mascot "The Noid" was discontinued after Kenneth Lamar Noid, a mentally ill customer, held 2 Dominos employees hostage for 5 hours, thinking "The Noid" was a personal attack on him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noi…
The song "What's the frequency Kenneth" by REM title refers to an incident in New York City in 1986, when two then-unknown assailants attacked journalist Dan Rather, while repeating "Kenneth, what is the frequency?" en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/W…
Televangelist Kenneth Copeland has his own airport en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
A mentally ill man named Kenneth Lamar Noid held two Domino's employees hostage, forcing them to make pizza, after believing "The Noid" was a personal attack on him en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noi…
Kenneth Bianchi (one of the Hillside Stranglers) sued for 8.5 million claiming his face was his trademark. The case was dismissed saying "If Bianchi had been using his face as a trademark when he was killing women, he would not have tried to hide it from the police." en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/K…
Kenneth Bianchi 1/2 of The Hillside Stranglers smuggled semen to his girlfriend while he was in jail and had her try to murder a woman to make it look like they had the wrong man and the killer was still active. She was released in 2003 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hil…
Kenneth Williams flew in a bomber in ww2 called Murder inc. The Germans used it as propoganda, saying he was a chicago ganster specially released from Alcatraz by FDR to kill women and children. merkki.com/murderinc.htm
Kenneth Tynan was the first man to say "fuck" on British Television en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…

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