Today I learned of InΓͺs de Castro, the posthumous Queen of Portugal. She secretly married Crown Prince Peter, but was beheaded on the orders of King Alfonso IV. After Peter became King, he had her exhumed and posthumously crowned Queen of Portugal and made the courtiers kiss the hand of the dead InΓͺs britannica.com/biography/…
Mike McCready from Pearl Jam based the guitar solo for "Alive" on a guitar solo from Kiss's Ace Frehley on "She" who based that guitar solo on a solo from The Door's Robby Krieger on "Five to One" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiv…
Today I learned about the 1896 film The Kiss. It contained the very first kiss on film and was denounced as shocking and obscene to early moviegoers and caused the Roman Catholic Church to call for censorship and moral reform. The film is 18 seconds long. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Manic Monday was offered to The Bangles by Prince under the pseudonym "Christopher", his character from Under the Cherry Moon. Some of his backing singers can still be heard on their release. It peaked at Number 2 in the charts, blocked only by Prince and the Revolution's single "Kiss". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
A WW2 German captain had the proposed name of his vessel rejected so he called it GΓΆtz von Berlichengen because GvB was quoted in Goethe as saying "Kiss my arse". The rejected name; Michael. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C…
Lady Gaga admited that Kiss FM was the only radio station to correctly censor the song during the chorus when she replaces "poker face" with "fuck her face". Although not in the official lyrics, the switch can be heard every second repetition of the phrase during the chorus. ladygaga.fandom.com/wiki/…
Using the letter X as a kiss date's back to the 1700s. mashable.com/2015/02/11/k…
The Hershey Kiss is a better packaged, better marketed, and mass produced version of The Wilbur Bud. The Wilbur Bud achieved its shape through the cumbersome process of molding. Hershey streamlined the process with a machine that formed the right shape automatically onto a cooled conveyor belt. time.com/3707086/hershey-…
Danica McKellar, the actress who played Winnie Cooper on the Wonder Years, went on to write six books on mathematics, including "Hot X: Algebra Exposed," "Kiss My Math," and "Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Paul Stanley of KISS starred in a 2000 Folgers ad that never actually aired because focus groups asked β€œWho is the old, creepy guy?” rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Debbie Reynolds (19) had to kiss Gene Kelly (40) on the set of Singin’ in the Rain (1952). He jammed his tongue down her throat, which she had never expected or even heard of. Disgusted and outraged, she gagged, shrieked, and ran crying all the way back to her dressing room. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
Nicholas Cage ate real cockroaches while filming a scene for the film Vampire’s Kiss (1988) and that it was his idea to do so. theringer.com/movies/2019…
The first on-screen lesbian kiss on American TV came on the legal series L.A. Law in 1991 refinery29.com/en-us/2018…
The rock band Kiss used to sell a Kiss-themed casket called the "Kiss Kasket" and that Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul were both buried in one ultimateclassicrock.com/k…
Today I learned about GΓΆtz von Berlichingen, also known as GΓΆtz of the Iron Hand, who lost his right hand to cannon fire in 1504 and had it replaced with a mechanical iron prosthetic. GΓΆtz is remembered for his response to an enemy's order to surrender: β€œTell him he can kiss my ass." atlasobscura.com/articles…
Hemingway once sent F. Scott Fitzgerald a preliminary draft of "A Farewell to Arms". Fitzgerald returned it with 10 pages of recommended edits and critiques - to which Hemingway succinctly wrote back: β€œKiss my ass.” shmoop.com/ernest-hemingw…
Today I learned about β€œThe Mother’s Kiss”, a procedure in which one nostril is closed while a caregiver blows into a child’s mouth, removing a foreign object from the open nostril. webmd.com/children/news/2…
In the famous upside down kiss scene from Sam Raimi's Spiderman (2002) Toby Maguire almost drowned. The large droplets of water kept running into his upside down nose and he couldn't breathe through his mouth because it was in Kirsten Dunst's mouth. cbr.com/spider-man-sam-ra…
The band Kiss makes Kiss Kaskets and Dimebag Darrell was buried in one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kis…
Today I learned about the Kiss Kasket. Dubbed by Gene Simmons as β€œthe ultimate KISS collectible”, its a coffin with a design that features pictures of the band playing, lots of fire, and a massive Kiss logo on the front. Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was buried in one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kis…
Today I learned about the Kazakh game "Kuuz Kuu" or "Catch the Girl." Young women on horseback use a whip to fend off young men on horseback who are chasing them to a finish line. If the man wins the race he is rewarded with a kiss, if he loses the girl gets to whip him again. search.globescope.com/kaz…
In the 1980s Alyssa Milano befriended Ryan White(A Boy Ostracized For Having Aids) who was a fan of her works.She went on to appear on The Phil Donahue Show alongside Milano to kiss him on the cheek to show that she could not contract the disease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aly…
In 1896 one of the first films ever was shown. Called "The Kiss" it depicted a couple kissing. It was 18sec long and cause an absolute uproar described as "absolutely disgusting". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned about Freddie Oversteegen. She, along with her sister and friend, would flirt with Nazi collaborators and lure them to the woods for a promised makeout session. Once they reached a remote location, the men got a bullet to the head instead of a kiss. history101.com/freddie-ov…
In the traditional version of The Frog Prince story, the frog was not transformed by a kiss, but by being thrown angrily by the Princess, with all her strength, against a wall. pookpress.co.uk/the-frog-…
Gene Simmons of Kiss saw Van Halen at a club in 1976 and decided to produce a demo tape for them. However, when he took the demo tape to Kiss management he was told that "they had no chance of making it" and that they wouldn't take them, so he opted out of further involvement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
Dictatus papae, 27 powers arrogated to the pope, including papal supremacy, such as: Only the Pope can with right be called "Universal". All princes shall kiss the feet of the Pope alone. His name alone shall be spoken in the churches. His title is unique in the world. No one may judge him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dic…
Paul Stanley of KISS was born with Microtia, a condition that leaves people with no ear(s); Paul has only his left ear and is deaf on his right side. earcommunity.org/microtia…
Bonobos, our closest living relative, are the only other animals that French Kiss en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
The name of a Hershey’s kiss paper plume is called a niggly wiggly. kisselpaso.com/5-little-k…
Rush has released 24 gold records and 14 platinum records (including 3 multi-platinum), placing them fifth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Kiss and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus…
: There is high similarity in the execution of kiss-feeding and human kisses (e.g. French kiss). Observations across various species and cultures confirms that the act of kissing and premastication have most likely evolved from the similar relationship-based feeding behaviours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Most peole can recall 90 per cent of the details of their first kiss. The dopamine released during a kiss can stimulate the same area of the brain activated by heroin and cocaine, causing feelings of euphoria and addictive behaviour britishcouncil.org/voices…
BΓ©la Kiss was a Hungarian serial killer, who is is thought to have murdered at least 23 young women and one man, and attempted to pickle their bodies in large metal drums that he kept on his property. His eventual fate and number of victims remains unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C…
Marcia Lucas, George Lucas’ then wife, was the reason for major changes to the Original Star Wars film. Obi Wan’s death, Leia’s good Luck Kiss and re-editing the trench run to increase tension were all her ideas. She won the Academy Award for editing the film while George did not for directing. syfy.co.uk/news/3-ways-wh…
Today I learned of the ancient Turkish sport, kyz kuu (girl chasing). A man and woman on horseback chase each other to the finish line. If the man wins, he steals a kiss. If she wins, she whips the man. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyz…
Mark St. John, lead guitarist for KISS on one album, 1984's Animalize, died from a brain hemorrhage under mysterious circumstances in 2007. His girlfriend said it was the result of a beating he received in jail. Coroner said overdose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
GΓΆtz von Berlichingen, a warrior poet, lost his right arm by cannon fire in 1504. He had a mechanical arm invented so that he could still hold a sword and fought in numerous battles, led rebel armies, was attributed with coining the phrase "he can kiss my ass" and died at 82 of old age. militaryhistorynow.com/20…
Today I learned about the socialist fraternal kiss. Socialist leaders greeted each other with an embrace and three kisses on alternate cheeks. If exceptionally close, the kisses where given on the mouth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Today I learned of BΓ©la Kiss, a Hungarian serial killer who killed and drank the blood of 24 people. He also pickled their corpses in alcohol and stored them in metal drums. He escaped arrest and was allegedly sighted in New York in 1932 working as a janitor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BΓ©l…
Bill Haley ("Rock Around the Clock") sported a 'kiss curl' above his right eye because as a child he was blinded in his left eye, and wanted to draw the audience's attention away from it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Star Trek's William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols performed the first interracial kiss on TV. At the time polls showed that fewer than 20 percent of Americans agreed with interracial relationships. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
The first black-white interracial kiss on American television was on an episode of Star Trek. However, the producers were worried about the show being banned in the South because of it, and tried to shoot alternate versions of the shot. The actors intentionally flubbed those shots. memory-alpha.wikia.com/wi…
Kiss officially released and sold a coffin. gettyimages.com/detail/ne…
Today I learned about 'Kiss and Ride', a type of commuting that city engineers view as important. It is when one person drives another person to a transportation hub (bus, train, or airport) to finish their commute, thus the *kiss* when they are dropped off/picked up! waywordradio.org/kiss_and…
The middle finger has been considered offensive since Roman times. When Caligula would have his defeated enemies kiss his middle finger to add insult them. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Former KISS guitar player Vinnie Vincent wrote songs for the TV shows Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi. peoplepill.com/people/vin…
Today I learned of George Spencer Millet, who died running away from 6 girls who were trying to kiss him on his birthday. He tripped and fell and a pen in his pocket stabbed his heart. atlasobscura.com/articles…
In 1985, the Soviet Union released a list of 38 bands whose music was barred from being played there. The reasons were listed violence, anti-communism, sex, religion, punk, and homosexuality. These acts included AC/DC, Tina Turner, The B-52's, KISS, Blondie, Talking Heads, and Pink Floyd. happymag.tv/punk-sex-and-…

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