Today I learned of Boone Helm, an old-west serial killer and cannibal who, at his execution, yelled "Hurrah for Jeff Davis! Let 'er rip!" and then jumped off of the hangman's box before the executioner could kick it away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
A man tried to rob a woman who was standing alone outside her apartment in Rio de Janeiro. The young woman turned out to be MMA fighter Polyana Viana, who proceeded to punch and kick the man and subdue him until the police arrived. abc.net.au/news/2019-01-0…
The Can-Can was a particularly scandalous dance in the 19th century because women wore pantalettes, which had an open crotch, and the high kicks were intentionally revealing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
In 'The Snowplow Game' 1982, icy conditionscaused the game to remained scoreless until the fourth quarter, when the snowplow operator cleared a spot on the snowy fieldallowing the Patriots to kick the game winning field goal and a 3–0 win en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
There's an NFL rule where "After a fair catch, an NFL team has the right to take a free kick from the line of scrimmage on the next play. If the kick goes through the uprights, the kicking team scores 3 points." quirkyresearch.com/footba…
In a 2018 English women's football (soccer) match, the referee, upon being without a coin for the pregame coin toss, had the team captains play rock paper scissors to determine which team would kick-off. The referee was subsequently suspended by the FA for three weeks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Toho, the studio that created Godzilla, trademarked the 1998 American Godzilla as β€œZilla”, then had the real Godzilla effortlessly kick its ass in Godzilla Final Wars screenrant.com/godzilla-1…
Today I learned about Sepak Takraw which is basically volleyball with only kicks. youtube.com/watch?v=H2LIl…
"Coyote Time" is when game developers give players who walk off the edge of a cliff time before gravity kicks in to prevent rage quitting polygon.com/2017/9/2/1624…
Today I learned of the 1916 Cumberland-Georgia Tech football game. With a final score of 222-0 it is the most lopsided game in the history of football. Cumberland's QB was knocked unconscious three times, Tech's kicker caught his own kick in the endzone for a TD, and several Cumberland players ran away and hid. fanbuzz.com/college-footb…
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…
In the winter, when it's too cold for the male bees to do their only job (mate) the lady bees kick them out of the hive, where they quickly die in the elements. beeinformed.org/2013/11/0…
Roddy Piper improvised the "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass.... and I'm all out of bubblegum," line from They Live. John Carpenter told Roddy that he wasn't gonna rob the bank, but he was holding a shotgun and wearing sunglasses, so he needed to say something. youtube.com/watch?v=njzc3…
When giraffes nibble on Acacia Trees it kicks off a defense mechanism which makes leaves unpalatable, and warns release a chemical warning system to warn nearby trees of approaching danger southerndestinations.com/…
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-…
Today I learned of Battle of Plassey where Bengali army chief Mir Jafar betrayed the Nawab of Bengal after being promised he would be the new ruler. British victory in Plassey, where they annexed Bengal. allowed them to kick the French and the Dutch out of India and establish Company Rule in India and Myanmar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In 1990, Katya Mayorova was crowned as "Miss KGB", the world's only holder of a security services beauty title. She was described as "wearing her bulletproof vest with an exquisite softness", with one of her many charms "her ability to deliver a karate kick to her enemy's head" rbth.com/history/332286-m…
The 1919 White Sox (known as the Black Sox), including Shoeless Joe Jackson, were shocked they got kick out of baseball forever for fixing the World Series because everyone in baseball was fixing games for bookies at that time. bookies.com/news/black-so…
The Founder of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Helio Gracie, dismissed his former student (Waldemar Santana) after he had accidentally flooded his academy while cleaning. This student would go on to defeat Helio in a match after 3 hours with a soccer kick to the head. bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighter…
The phrase "Kick out the jams!" wasn't supposed to be a countercultural slogan - it was just something the band MC5 shouted to the band playing before them to make them stop jamming and let MC5's show begin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kic…
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…
Mark Foster of Foster the People conceived, wrote and recorded "Pumped Up Kicks" by himself in five hours. He had to force himself to do it instead of wasting time at the beach due to lack of inspiration en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
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…
Male rams will punch/kick other competing male rams in the testicles to deter them from mating with the female rams. youtu.be/NqBUaiDnUws
Flying kicks were invented to knock samurai off of horseback. youtu.be/MQAVbwUTaYU
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
, 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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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
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…
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…
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/…
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…

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