Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme told Paul Thomas Anderson he wanted Meg Ryan or Laura Dern to play Clarice Starling before agreeing to cast Jodie Foster (who went on to win the Oscar) moviemaker.com/silence-of…
Entrepreneur Laura Scudder (1881-1959), a pioneer of marking food with freshness dates & of using chips bags was refused insurance by male agents. After decades she gave up a $9 million offer for her company when the buyer wouldn't guarantee workers' jobs. (A later $6M offer did protect them.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau…
Today I learned of Laura Secord, a Canadian woman who walked 30 km (about 19 miles) to warm British troops about a planned attacked by US troops on Beaver Dams during the War of 1812. There is now a chocolate company named after her. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
After the release of his film Inland Empire, David Lynch campaigned for Laura Dern to get an Oscar nomination by camping on Sunset Boulevard with a 'For Your Consideration' billboard and a live cow. variety.com/2006/scene/aw…
In 2008 Laura Matthews who had legally adopted the middle name 'Skywalker' was refused her passport, because her signature L. Skywalker infringed trademark rights bbc.com/news/uk-england-e…
In 2001, a ten-year-old named Laura Buxton, released a balloon with her name and address in the hope of finding a pen pal. The balloon traveled 140 miles before coming down and was found by an almost-ten-year old also named Laura Buxton. They share a number of other similarities. priceonomics.com/two-girl…
While rehearsing a scene with Laura Dern actor and rapper Common recalled a childhood memory of being molested that he repressed for almost 40 years. people.com/music/common-m…
About Laura Dekker who is the youngest to complete a sole circumnavigation of the world at 16 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau…
The 1982 hit song 'Gloria' by Laura Brannigan has seen a surge in popularity due to the St. Louis Blues using it as a victory song. Numerous groups have since reached out to Brannigan's representatives to book her for live performances because of this, unaware that she passed away in 2004. nydailynews.com/entertain…
Today I learned of Laura Dekker, the Dutch girl who in 2011 became the youngest person to sail around the world solo. She did it in a year and celebrated her 16th birthday on the trip. yachtingworld.com/voyages…
Laura Branigan's "Gloria" is actually an English cover of the Italian song "Gloria" by singer Umberto Tozzi en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
The sole heiress to the $100 million literary estate of Laura Ingalls Wilder (known for the best-selling "Little House on the Prairie" series) is a mysterious "raven-haired Southern beauty" with no known public images and no family connection to Wilder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abi…
Before choosing Jennifer Connelly as the lead for Labyrinth, Helena Boham Carter, Sara Jessica Parker, Laura Dern, Mia Sara and Mary Stuart Masterson were considered for the role of Sarah henson.com/jimsredbook/20…
Today I learned of Laura Bridgman, the first deaf-blind American child to gain a significant education in the English language, fifty years before the more famous Helen Keller. Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1845. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau…
There is a large area of space that is devoid of any galaxies that has been theorized by cosmologist Laura Mersini-Houghton, to be the imprint of a parallel universe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
Andy and Ollie Poplopovich of 'Bob's Burgers' are voiced by sisters Sarah and Laura Silverman. bobs-burgers.wikia.com/wi…
While filming Inland Empire, director David Lynch requested "a one-legged woman, a monkey and a lumberjack by 3:15." A new producer asked if he was being serious and actress Laura Dern replied "Yeah, you're on a David Lynch movie, dude. Sit back and enjoy the ride." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inl…
The song "Gloria", made famous by Laura Branigan and breaking the record for a U.S. single by a solo female act, was originally written and released by the Italian singer Umberto Tozzi. Tozzi's version was on the Italian top-10 charts for 16 weeks, peaking at #2. Branigan only reached #36 there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
Gen. Douglas MacArthur had the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder translated into Japanese to provide emotional support for struggling Japanese citizens postwar, and that the books proved very popular. publishersweekly.com/pw/b…
Sara Gilbert (Roseanne & The Big Bang Theory) is the sister of Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls from the 70's show "Little House on the Prairie") and Jonathan Gilbert (Willie Olesen on "Little House on the Prairie"). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Actress Laura Carrington who portrayed the blind love interest for Lionel Richie in his music video β€œHello” was not actually blind. After the filming, she subsequently attended Richie concerts in many cities. People would recognize her and treat her as if she was really blind. youtu.be/vam8l-JtqcI
Laura Bush is Pro-Gay Rights and Pro-Abortion youtube.com/watch?v=HtNab…
In 2001, a ten-year-old named Laura Buxton released a balloon with her name and address in the hopes of finding a pen pal. The balloon traveled 140 miles before coming down and was found by an almost-ten-year old also named Laura Buxton. They share a number of other similarities. snopes.com/inboxer/trivia…
At age 12, Laura Ingalls Wilder defended herself against a sexual advance with a knife, and that her editor later cut the scene from her book (p. 1, last 1/4th) research.archives.gov/des…
Laura Buxton, a 10 year old girl, released a balloon with at note where she had written β€œPlease return to Laura Buxton,” and on the other side, her home address. The note was found and returned by another 10 year old named Laura Buxton who seemed almost like her twin. mentalflossr.tumblr.com/p…
On his deathbed, unable to speak, Aldous Huxley made a written request to his wife Laura for an injection of LSD en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
Laura Branigan's, "Gloria" is a cover of the Italian original by Umberto Tozzi; changed to a character study for American/English listeners rather than a direct translation for a love song youtube.com/watch?v=sU1wh…
Laura Dekker was the youngest person to sail around the globe all alone at the age of 14 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau…
Aubrey and Laura Thomas had 6 foster kids. Even after 2 of the kids where removed from the house on suspicion of abuse they still had the freedom to sexually, physically and mentally abuse the remaining 4 children for 9 years. Abuse included eating vomit/soap/detergent/urine soaked underwear... newson6.com/story/1716021…
Laura Croft's huge breast was the result of an error on the game designer's end. There was a glitch that caused her boob size to be increased by 150% and it was too late to fix when he found out; so he left it in hoping no one would notice. gamespot.com/articles/lar…
A Daughter, Mother and Father all received Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on the same day - Laura Dern, Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern. latimesblogs.latimes.com/…
On the Dick Van Dyke Show, the character of Laura lied about her age and was only 17 years old when she and Rob got married. tv.com/shows/the-dick-van…
David Lynch campaigned for Laura Dern to win an Oscar for her performance in his movie "Inland Empire" by standing in a Tower Records parking lot with a banner and a live cow. He explained: "I ate a lot of cheese during the making of 'Inland Empire.'" variety.com/2006/scene/aw…
The Directors of Twin Peaks originally shot 3 different scenes with 3 different killers - Leyland Palmer, Dr Jackoby and Ben Horne. This was because David Lynch and Mark Frost didn't want even the cast to know who really killed Laura Palmer. youtube.com/watch?v=w4sks…
Laura Bullion - the female outlaw member of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid's gang, the Wild Bunch, lived until 1961. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau…
An article titled "This is America's Most Apocalyptic, Violent City β€” And You've Probably Never Heard Of It" was published in 2013. It was about Flint, MI, and featured photos that were not of Flint (one was of an Israeli city). It was written by Laura Dimon, the daughter of JPMorgan's CEO. deadlinedetroit.com/artic…
10 year old Laura Buxton wrote her name on a balloon and released it. 140 miles later it landed on a farm, the farmer's neighbor's name? Laura Buxton... who was also 10 years old radiolab.org/story/91686-…
10 year old Laura Buxton let go of a balloon with her address written on it and it was returned by another 10 year old Laura Buxton radiolab.org/2009/jun/15/…
Today I learned of Laura Bullion, who was a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang in the old west. She lived to the age of 85 and died in 1961 in Memphis Tennessee. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Cosmologist and Theoretical Physicist Laura Mersini-Houghton has stated that the recently discovered CMB cold spot is "the unmistakable imprint of another universe beyond the edge of our own". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMB…
Lara Croft had radically different concept designs: a muscular woman, a Nazi-like militant and a South American woman named Laura Cruz en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
Laura Bush accidentally killed someone when she was 17 snopes.com/politics/bush/…
A ten year old girl with fair hair, in 5th grade and owner of a three year old black lab, guinea pig and a rabbit, named Laura Buxton released a balloon with a note on it. The person who found it, 140 miles away, shared every single trait. snopes.com/inboxer/trivia…
Laura Bush, former First Lady, has killed someone. buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/12-c…
8-year-old Helen Keller once met 59-year-old Laura Bridgman at Cape Cod in 1888. Years after their meeting, Helen would describe Laura in her book, The Story of My Life, as "a statue she had once felt in a garden; a motionless shape that had cold hands like flowers that had grown in the shade." braillebug.afb.org/askkel…
Tom Gabel, lead singer of punk band Against Me, is transgender and now goes by the name Laura Jane Grace en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau…
Laura Ingalls' Daughter, who helped her mom write "Little House books", was a founding member of the American Libertarianism Movement libertarianism.org/people…
Lara Croft was originally going to be a South American woman call Laura Cruz but Eidos wanted a more UK friendly name and gave her a British origin story. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…

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