The reason that ranchers keep a donkey with their herd animals is that if they see a threat like a coyote, the donkeys will kick the living shit out of them to protect the herd. wideopenspaces.com/buck-d…
A Tribe Called Quest received no money for their hit song, Can I Kick It? because of a mistake made by the record label not clearing Lou Reed's bass sample beforehand. Reed agreed the use under the one condition, he gets the royalties. factmag.com/2015/11/18/a-…
Kangaroo β€œboxing”, in a serious fight, is really the kangaroo grappling for an opening to deliver a powerful kick with its sharp-clawed hind legs. Male kangaroos have thick belly skin to protect against this punishment. But it could easily eviscerate a human. echidnawalkabout.com.au/h…
After an intense 8 artillery week barrage, British troops on the first day of the Battle of the Somme were so sure of their victory that 4 platoons had a competition to see who could kick a soccer ball into the German trenches first. Nearly 20,000 British men were killed that day history.com/news/10-thing…
Male rams will punch/kick other competing male rams in the testicles to deter them from mating with the female rams. youtu.be/NqBUaiDnUws
Men have nipples because we are all female until the Y chromosome kicks in. theguardian.com/notesandq…
Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite put into space, transmitted on 20.005 and 40.002 MHz which were detectable by amateur radio operators. After orbiting for about 3 weeks it's batteries had died. 2 months later it burned up falling back into the atmosphere kick-starting the space race. nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/s…
A cockroach can "karate kick" an emerald jewel wasp in the head. If not kicked away, a wasp injects venom into a roach's brain & midsection which paralyzes a roach's front legs & makes it a zombie to be led by its antennae; then it gets stuck with a wasp egg & eaten alive by wasp larvae. nationalgeographic.com/an…
, during the filming of Escape to Victory, Sylvester Stallone broke a finger trying to save a penalty kick from PelΓ© bbc.com/sport/football/25…
The NYC Rockettes don’t actually hold hands behind each other’s backs during their line kicks. It’s a fake out, keeping their arms up helps them keep their peripheral vision to sync their leg heights and prevents all the dancers from falling if one does. rockettes.com/blog/rocket…
Aaron Johnson (kid from Kick-Ass movie) was 18 when he started a relationship with Samantha Taylor who was 42. They got married 3 years later and both changed their last names to Taylor-Johnson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
When helicopters kick up sand while they are spinning blades, the sand creates a static discharge from the friction of the rotor blades spinning. This generates a bright light surrounding the blades as they spin. youtu.be/ny2ueQEmkEk
The small hopping insect Issus Coleoptratus uses toothed gears on its joints to precisely synchronize the kicks of its hind legs as it jumps forward. This insect has the only mechanical gears ever found in nature smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Bruce Lee’s one kick takes only about 300 milliseconds, including return time. This means that he could land three to four kicks easily in a second. His kicks were so fast that they almost look like a glitch on the screen. youtube.com/watch?v=Myzew…
Researchers attempted to trigger episodes of complex sleep behaviors in clinically diagnosed sleepwalkers. Technicians entered the room and approached the sleepwalking subjects. They were met with violence, such as punches and kicks; one subject picked up a chair and threw it at the technicians. psychiatrictimes.com/slee…
One of Mozart’s patrons was so annoyed by the composer’s frequent absences, that he had his steward throw Mozart out of the room and kick his backside. The patron dismissed Mozart with the words: β€œHe should just go then; I don't need him!". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hie…
Humphrey Bogart stood up for Lena Horne when her Hollywood neighbors tried to kick her out because she was black: "if anyone bothers you, please let me know" citizensofculture.com/201…
Leonardo DiCaprio is named after the artist Leonardo da Vinci, as his pregnant mother was standing in front of a da Vinci painting the first time she felt him kick. boomsbeat.com/articles/18…
The director of Downfall is a big fan of the 'Hitler reacts' meme spawned by the film. He finds them funny and says they fit with the film's themes. He says "the point was to kick these terrible people off the throne that made them demons, making them real and turning their actions into reality" vulture.com/2010/01/the_d…
In 1995 Manny Charlton, Nazareth's guitarist, sent a tape with an untitled song to Doom's developers and wrote "For all the guys and gals at I.D. (sic) who came up with the coolest game this side of hell, kick some demon butt to this!!" in the liner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
A 20-minute or so nap after drinking a cup of coffee gives you a kick to get through the rest of the day. getpocket.com/explore/ite…
Boise State University has a dog, a 9-year old field trial lab, named Cowboy Kohl, who at football games retrieves the tee after all kicks. youtu.be/CfQZmjt8Wws
Today I learned about Shirime AKA Eyeball Butt, a Japanese ghost who gets a kick out of scaring strangers with his eyeball butt. hyakumonogatari.com/2012/…
When Eminem wanted to get clean he called Elton John who then helped him for 18 months to kick his addiction to Vicodin, Ambien and other prescription drugs. theguardian.com/music/200…
James Cameron wrote a stylistically different first draft of the screenplay for Rambo: First Blood Part II and that the producers had wanted John Travolta to play Rambo's side kick. Stallone made many changes to the screenplay and vetoed Travolta. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
100 years ago, motorised kick scooters like todays ”Birdβ€œ scooters, were already a thing. They were foldable, had a top speed of 15 mph and were used by New York gangs as getaway vehicles. mashable.com/2015/06/15/1…
Sculptor Giorgio Gikas, while battling colon cancer built an 11 foot statue of Robocop that was an idea from a resident of Detroit that said β€œ Philadelphia has a statue of rocky & Robocop would kick Rockys butt” detroitnews.com/story/new…
A Brazilian footballer staged his whole career for 24 years - he could barely kick a ball. One time he was forced to play as the team had no strikers. He was worried he would get exposed, so before the game he started a fight with a fan and as a result got sent off before the game even started. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Kate Bush was 13 when she started writing songs for her debut album The Kick Inside. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
In American football (NFL) there is such a thing as a free kick. When a team does a fair catch on punt they may elect to attempt a field goal on first down and the defense isn't allowed within 10 yards of the kicker. If good the kick counts for the usual 3 points. youtu.be/VDJhA0hfysQ
Today I learned about Mirko Cro Cop, an MMA legend with absurd speed and power. One kick to the body left bruises in the shape of the bones in Mirko's feet, and had head kicks that landed so fast, that in real time his foot seemed to pass over his opponents head. youtu.be/D2d7p5ifNfw
USA’s Megan Rapinoe was the first person ever to score a direct corner kick goal during the Olympics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meg…
Getting high on nutmeg will get you very low as well. Effects take 4-8 hours to kick in and are: a mild floating sensation, anxiety, fear, and a feeling of impending doom. The effect can last up to 48 hours and will be followed by a heavy hangover. Very few people go for seconds. drweil.com/health-wellnes…
A blind man was kicked off a US Airways flight after his service dog repositioned itself several times during a 2 hour delay. The passengers demanded that he be let back on and the flight attendant responsible be kick off instead. The flight was eventually canceled. cnn.com/2013/11/14/travel…
The Modern Style of the High Jump is Called "The Fosbury Flop" Which was Created by Dick Fosbury in the Mid-60's. This new method completely revolutionized the sport and was adopted internationally. Prior to this style of jump, most jumpers used either the "Scissor Kick" or the "Western Roll". youtube.com/watch?v=tBmOF…
Universal was planning to make a 4th Frasier Mummy film called The Mummy: Rise of the Aztek, but it was cancelled in favor of making a reboot to kick off a Cinematic Universe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Can-Can was originally considered scandalous as it became popular in the mid-19th century because many women of that time wore pantalettes, which had an open crotch, meaning that a high kick could be unintentionally revealing cometoparis.com/secrets-a…
Steven Spielberg promised Tom Sizemore a role in Saving Private Ryan as long as he never failed a drug test while shooting. If he failed once, even on the last day, Spielberg promised to kick him out of the movie and reshoot all of his scenes with a new actor. thedailybeast.com/article…
Shin-kicking is a sport in England in which two participants kick each other in the shin until one of them falls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
The world record for goals scored by a goalkeeper in soccer is held by RogΓ©rio Ceni of SΓ£o Paulo in Brazil. Over the course of 25 years, he scored 131 goals. This makes him the top goalscorer in club history. He scored 61 goals from free kicks and 69 goals from the penalty spot. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
In the original He-Man cartoon of the 1980's, He-Man could not use his sword as an offensive weapon, or punch or kick anyone due to the broadcast standards of the period. In fact, he was mostly non-violent and usually just outsmarted his enemies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He-…
A two- or three-month Everest trip only involves 15 to 20 days of actual climbing - the rest of the time, you're waiting for your body to acclimatize to the ever-decreasing levels of oxygen, and this is when acute mountain sickness kicks in, a result of the slight swelling of the brain. cnn.com/2018/06/04/health…
Zebras - not the big cats - are the number one cause of injuries and death to zookeepers. This is due to their aggressive nature and the strength of both their bite and kick. pbs.org/gunsgermssteel/va…
If the ball enters the goal directly in football (soccer) off a throw-in, you either get a corner kick or a goal kick theifab.com/laws/chapter/…
Members of the Crips gang avoid using the letters "ck" in writing, as it stands for "Crip Killer". They use "cc" instead; for example, "kick back" becomes "kicc bacc". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
Former NFL wide receiver and return specialist Devin Hester had more career kick and punt return touchdowns (19) than he did career receiving touchdowns (16). pro-football-reference.co…
In 1990 SinΓ©ad O'Connor refused to give a concert in New Jersey, because the organizers insisted on playing the American National Anthem before her act. Frank Sinatra then threatened to "kick her in the ass" and New Jersey prohibited her from ever singing in that concert hall again. articles.latimes.com/1990…
Today I learned of the Wagah-Attari border ceremony, an daily military ritual done on the Pakistan-Indian border which involves soldiers doing rapid dancelike maneuvers and high kicks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wag…
Today I learned of Chester Marcol, a place kicker for the Green Bay Packers who won a game in 1980 on his own deflected kick that he returned for a touchdown. It later came out that he had snorted cocaine at halftime and was likely still high during the play. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
In March 2015, Rey Mysterio accidentally killed his opponent Perro Aguayo Jr by performing a standard drop kick into his back/shoulder in a tag team match. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
There was an NFL kicker that was born without toes. Tom Dempsey used a modified kicking shoe that made his foot a club, and he was able to kick a record long 63 yard field goal for the Saints in 1970 among many others thestoryoftexas.com/disco…
Birds are classified as dinosaurs. Your regular chicken is a dinosaur! While developing inside the egg they have fairly long tails and hands with 3 velociraptor-like fingers. Genes kick in inhibiting certain things from developing including teeth. youtu.be/0QVXdEOiCw8
Today I learned about the Fair Catch Kick rule in American Football, where if a team calls for a fair catch, and completes the catch, they can then take a place kick or drop kick from the spot of the catch in an attempt to score a field goal. The last successful implementation of the rule was in 1976. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick Ass) faked a British accent when she auditioned for her role in 'Hugo' because she heard that Martin Scorsese was looking to cast a British actress. When she got the part, she had to come clean. thefuss.co.uk/12-facts-yo…
Today I learned about one of the rarest plays in (American) football: The "Fair Catch Kick". After a team calls a fair catch, they can opt to attempt a free kick from the spot of the catch to try for a field goal. Adapted from Rugby, only 24 recorded regular game attempts with 6 successes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
Tom Dempsey, who held the record for longest NFL field goal from 1970-2013 was born without toes on his right foot and no fingers on his right hand. He wore a modified shoe with a flattened and enlarged toe surface to kick with. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
The drop-kicked field goal was a common surprise move in 1920s and early 1930s football, but the adoption of a narrow football suitable for passing in 1934 made the drop kick nearly obsolete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dro…
When NOFX bassist Fat Mike caused controversy by elbowing and kicking a fan, he publicly apologized by buying him a beer and letting him kick him back. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat…
A Tribe Called Quest hasn't made a penny off of "Can I Kick It?" Lou Reed took 100% of all royalties and publishing because the song sampled the bass line from his hit "Walk on the Wild Side." rollingstone.com/music/ne…
There is a High School football coach who never punts and always does onside kicks. He has won 4 state titles doing this. fivethirtyeight.com/featu…
During the Battle of the Somme a British officer instructed his infantry men to kick a football to one another as they were making the deadly advance through no mans land. The idea came from Captain Nevill who said he "wanted to give his men something to take their minds off the slaughter" bbc.com/news/uk-england-s…
Today I learned of JosΓ© Luis Chilavert, a Paraguayan goalkeeper who scored 46 goals in 622 games. He was a penalty and free-kick specialist who often took penalties and free-kicks for the multiple teams he played for. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Humans usually get the urge to pee when the bladder is just 1/3 full. But in zero gravity, the urge doesn't kick in till the bladder is almost completely full. When John Glenn orbited the Earth, his only urination was 27 ounces, seven ounces more than the capacity of the avg human bladder. realclearscience.com/blog…
John Elway was Stanford's QB in the "The band is on the field!" game against Cal, and he had just led what should have been the game winning drive prior to the kick return. youtube.com/watch?v=1Ka2T…
It LOTR, the scene where Viggo Mortensen kicks the helmet near a pile of orcs, he actually screams so hard because he broke two toes. They actually used the footage in the movie. youtu.be/unHW5-FagHM
A native tribe in California had a game just like soccer, where players kicked the ball through goals on a 100-meter field. Men and women played together, men had to kick the ball, but women could use their hands. parks.ca.gov/?page_id=935
Today I learned of SABRE engine technology - basically planes that go from the ground to an altitude of 25 km, reach Mach 5.5 and then become rockets, kick you back into your seat and reach a speed of Mach 25. Such planes could reach anywhere in the world in roughly 4 hours. reactionengines.co.uk/spa…
Detoxication and purging with any juice fast kick or detox box is a marketed misleading concept which got no scientific medical evidence. theness.com/neurologicabl…
Juninho Pernambucano is widely considered to be the greatest free kick-taker of all time and holds the record for the highest number of goals scored through free kicks with 77, ahead of the likes of PelΓ© (70), VΓ­ctor Antonio Legrotaglie and Ronaldinho (59 each), and David Beckham (50). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun…
Keanu Reeves had suffered from and undergone surgery for two-level fusion of the cervical spine which had been slowly paralyzing his legs, only a few months before filming for The Matrix began. That's why he does not kick much in the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The first use of the Poisson distribution was modelling the number of soldiers in the Prussian army accidentally killed by horse kicks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poi…
One of the first MMA fights was between Muhammad Ali and a Japanese pro wrestler. Only shortly before the fight Ali's camp realized it was not going to be orchestrated. After the fight (and 64 kicks to his leg), Ali was left with 2 blood clots which nearly caused his leg to be amputated. thsppl.com/the-japanese-w…
Indian nationalists fought for the Nazis in WWII to kick out the British news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/36842…
California Penal Codes 837, 839, and 844 allow citizens to round up a posse Wild Wild West style and kick in the front door of someone's house to arrest them for committing a felony, whether or not a police officer is present for the arrest. leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/di…
A Tribe Called Quest made virtually no money from "Can I Kick It?" because their record label didn't get the rights to the Lou Reed sample. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
John Peel played The Undertones "Teenage Kicks" twice in a row when he first aired the song on his radio show, because he loved it so much. He later had the song played at his funeral, and had the lyric "Teenage dreams, so hard to beat" written on his gravestone. youtube.com/watch?v=ZPzyN…
There is a technique in Muay-Thai called the β€œsuperman punch” which is a flying punch that involves faking a kick to gain power behind the strike en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
The vocalist of the punk band NOFX elbowed a fan to the ground and kicked him in the face onstage. Later he gave the fan a beer and a custom t-shirt, and letting him kick him as an apology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat…
The reason why cats will instinctually and rapidly kick their hind legs when playing with a toy on their backs is a defense mechanism whereas the cat is trying to disembowel their prey unreasonablydangerousonio…
An estimated 1/10 adults never kick their childhood habit of sucking their thumb, and continue to do it in secrecy. odditycentral.com/news/th…
Kane Hodder, the actor that played Jason Voorhees in four of the "Friday the 13th" films, once objected to a scene where Jason was supposed to kick a dog, "to which he insisted that Jason was not evil enough to hurt animals." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
In 1860s, four white students at Phillips Exeter Academy confronted their headmaster and demanded that he kick out the black students - his response was ''The colored student will stay, you can do as you please.'' exeter.edu/documents/Exet…
Thai prisoners are released early if they take part in special kick boxing matches against foreigners aljazeera.com/indepth/inp…
For A Tribe Called Quest's breakthrough hit "Can I Kick It?", Lou Reed granted them permission to sample the bass line from his song "Walk On The Wild Side" only on the condition that he would receive all profits and royalties from the song. factmag.com/2015/11/18/a-…
Zebras have been known to kill lions with one kick mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
That in 1962 Bruce lee landed 15 punches and a kick and knocked out his opponent in a fight that lasted 11 seconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
Bruce Lee's kicks were so fast, that for one scene in Enter the Dragon they had to re- film it in slow motion so that it wouldn't appear fake. randomdailyness.com/r-f-d…
Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein oversaw the imprisonment and torture of Iraqi athletes who were deemed not to have performed to expectations. In one case, imprisoned football players were forced to kick a concrete ball after failing to reach the 1994 FIFA World Cup finals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uda…
That the common belief that a person drowning (or close to) will yell and wave their arms is the opposite of the truth - instead the "Instinctive Drowning Response" kicks in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ins…
Than an 80 year old Russian once fought a bear with a flurry of punches, kicks, and headbutts before the bear threw him off of a cliff. He survived. pawnation.com/2013/11/01/…
There's a rule in soccer/football that says if a player kicks the ball into his own goal on a direct free-kick, the opposing team is awarded a corner kick and not a goal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir…
When actors are kicked in the groin, they where a special harness connected to their ankles that prevents the kick from connecting with their groins. (41:00) player.fm/series/harmonto…
Actor Aaron Johnson, star of Godzilla and Kick Ass is English, married to a woman 23 years his senior and has two children with her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aar…
Today I learned about an idea to replace football kick offs by giving the kicking team the ball on their own 30 yard line and putting them at 4th and 15 forcing them to either punt or they can go for it if they need the ball back. nfl.com/news/story/0ap100…
Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) tried to kick David Letterman in the head youtu.be/7dYjdKbMT_c
Today I learned of Jorge Campos, a prolific soccer player who played both goalkeeper and striker. He scored a notable bicycle kick goal in a game where he initially started as goalkeeper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jor…
Ostriches are the largest and heaviest birds in the world, they can outrun Leopards, their kick is strong enough to kill a Lion, male Ostriches can roar like a lion and they can see as far as 2.2 miles (3.5 km). arubaostrichfarm.com/fact…
A study was done for which over 200 cigarette smokers were observed for a year as they attempted to kick the habit. 62% relapsed within the first two weeks, and 95% of those who smoked even just one cigarette after trying to quit resumed their previous pattern of smoking. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Roger Corman, low-budget B movie director, helped kick start the careers of Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Francis Ford Coppola, and Ron Howard. He reportedly told Howard, "If you do a good job on this film, you'll never have to work for me again". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rog…
There's a sport that's like soccer except every play ends in a bicycle kick. youtube.com/watch?v=15asV…

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