Linda Blair fractured her spine whilst filming The Exorcist (1973), later suffering from scoliosis. Linda was rigged to a mechanical bed that shook her so-violently; she broke her back. The shot was used in the final film and her screams of pain were real. hudsonvalleyscoliosis.com…
The "Starvation Doctor," Linda Burfield Hazzard, who wrote a book, "Fasting for the Cure of Disease," was convicted of manslaughter in 1912 for a patient's death by starvation. At least 15 deaths are attributed to her "care." While doing a fasting cure on herself in 1938 she died of starvation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
The idea for BeyoncΓ© 'Black Is King' visual album, on which she collaborated with artists from across Africa, came from her learning that Solomon Linda, the South African composer of the song "Mbube" ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), was not credited on the original 'The Lion King' soundtrack. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
George Harrison originally wrote All Those Years Ago for Ringo Starr, who declined to pursue the song because it was too high for his voice. Harrison rewrote the lyrics as a tribute to John Lennon, and he recorded it with Ringo Starr on drums and Paul and Linda McCartney on backup vocals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
Billy Joel didn't want to include Just The Way You Are on his album The Stranger, but was persuaded to by Phoebe Snow and Linda Ronstadt, who were recording in the same building at the time. The song became Joel's first Top 10 hit and won two Grammys. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus…
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is a cover of a 1939 South African song called "Mbube," recorded in Zulu by Soloman Linda & the Evening Birds. The original is now public domain, but "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," with additional lyrics in English ("In the jungle, the mighty jungle...") is under copyright. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Paul and Linda McCartney used to take full-page advertisements showing John Lennon and Yoko Ono wearing clown costumes and wrapped up in a bag in order to mock them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
The "Medusa" guitar by Canadian luthier Linda Manzer, is a custom-made instrument with multiple necks - fretless, baritone, scalloped fingerboard and harp - and an astonishing 52-strings. The instrument was designed specifically for Danish musician Henrik Andersen. youtube.com/watch?v=KbEJj…
, actress Linda Hamilton who had a role of Sarah Connor in Terminator movies had a brief marriage with director James Cameron in 1997, the year that Judgment Day would have taken place in the movie franchise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Despite the widespread success of his song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," Solomon Linda never received a cent of its royalties and died poor in 1962. He didn't even get a gravestone until 18 years after his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
Today I learned of "Doctor" Linda Hazzard, who in the early 20th century killed at least a dozen patients, who coincidentally had just added her to their wills, by "treating" them with 30-40 day total starvation therapy. At first she couldn't be prosecuted because her patients signed up willingly. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
In their 30 years together, Paul and Linda McCartney spent only one night apart heraldscotland.com/news/1…
Lloyd Groff Copeman, grandfather of singer Linda Ronstadt, was a famous inventor with almost 700 patents in his name including rubber ice cube trays and early versions of the microwave, electric stove, fridge and toaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
There are places on Earth that are considered β€˜Blue Zones.’ Where its inhabitants lifespans are much longer than average. These are Okinawa (Japan); Sardinia (Italy); Nicoya (Costa Rica); Icaria (Greece); and among the Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
The 1975 song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" by Elton John is about his attempted suicide in 1968. He tried to asphyxiate himself with a gas oven in his home. John did not love his then-girlfriend Linda Woodrow and felt trapped by the relationship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Som…
Ron Leibman, who played Rachel's father on Friends, was married to Linda Lavin (Alice) from 1969 to 1981 AND Jessica Walter (Lucille Bluth) since 1983 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
Many of the reports of people fainting or leaving screenings of The Exorcist wasn't due to the horror scenes but the Angiography scene in which Linda Blair has a needle inserted into her neck and it spurts blood youtu.be/M0TmHK6e4SM?t=35…
In the Terminator 2 movie Linda Hamilton's double was played by her twin sister Leslie. terminator.fandom.com/wik…
Edna Mode, the hero suit designer of the Incredibles is modeled after Edith Head, an esteemed costume designer; not Linda Hunt the actress. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edn…
Linda Hazzard used a legal loophole to practice medicine without a degree in the early 20th century. She promoted fasting as a cure for all disease, leading to the deaths of 14 patients from starvation. She eventually died the same way while attempting to treat herself by fasting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Blue zones are places that have healthier people, high concentrations of individuals over 100 years old. The 5 blue zones are: Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Icaria, Greece nationalgeographic.com/bo…
Elvis Presley was a big Monty Python’s fan and would act out the sketches in his bedroom with his girlfriend Linda Thompson youtu.be/Qbchmshpsz0
Roger Waters interviewed Paul and Linda McCartney with some questions for their answers to be included as some of the voices heard throughout Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon", but they didn't make it onto the album because Waters said they were "trying too hard to be funny." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Ray Bradbury, actors Christopher Reeve and Linda Hamilton, and astronaut Alan Shepard are all descendants of Mary Bradbury, a woman tried and sentenced in the Salem Witch Trials who escaped death and lived to age 85. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Less than a year before marrying Linda, Paul McCartney had dated a woman for five years and was engaged to be married, until she returned early and found him in bed with an American girl. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
Today I learned of two twins separated at birth. Both were named James by their families, married and divorced women named Linda, remarried to women named Betty, had sons named James Allan and James Alan, and dogs named Toy. people.com/people/archive…
"Wimoweh" in the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight by the Tokens is a mispronunciation of the Zulu phrase "uyimbube" (meaning "you are a lion"). The original song Mbube by Solomon Linda was popular in South Africa and the UK before being adapted in the 50s by US artists The Weavers and The Tokens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Twin brothers separated at birth and reunited 39 yrs later lived almost parallel lives. Both were named James, both owned a dog named Toy, both had married twice; first to women named Linda and second to women named Betty. Both drove Chevys, smoked Salem cigarettes and drank Miller Lite. science.howstuffworks.com…
After being threatened by the KKK for releasing the R&B track "What a man" in 1968, Linda Lyndell didn't perform again for 35 years, only making a comeback after Salt-N-Pepa sampled the song in their hit "Whatta Man". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wha…
Areas where it is common for people to live over 100 years are known as "Blue Zones". There are 5 on Earth: Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Loma Linda, California; and Icaria, Greece en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
Today I learned of Glynn "Scotty" Wolfe who married 29 times, setting a world record for marriages. His first marriage was at 22 and His final wife, was Linda Essex (the world's most married woman). When he died, not one of his wives and just one of his reported 19 children showed up to his funeral. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Linda Ronstadt was the first female singer to have six consecutive albums go platinum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Today I learned about Linda Jane Laubenstein (May 21, 1947 – August 15, 1992) was a physician and early HIV researcher. She was among the first doctors in the United States to recognize the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980s; she co-authored the first article linking AIDS with Kaposi's sarcoma. nytimes.com/1992/08/17/ny…
Loma Linda, CA (specifically the Seventh Day Adventists) is the only blue zone in the USβ€”an area where people live much longer than the average. This is attributed to their mostly vegetarian diet, regular exercise and healthy family/social lives. Their McDonalds even offers a veggie burger. latimes.com/health/la-he-…
A lady known as Linda Darby aka Linda McElroy escaped Indiana State Prison in 1972 and had been on the run for 35yrs when she was caught in 2007 wthr.com/article/prisoner…
Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor sang backup on Neil Young's "Heart of Gold." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
The song Different Drum was written by a man in 1965, but Linda Ronstadt flipped the genders in 1967. She still kept the line "Yes now I ain't sayin' you ain't pretty" youtube.com/watch?v=CDgF-…
Linda Hamilton actually picked the locks on her harness and on the door in the mental hospital in Terminator 2 imfdb.org/wiki/Talk:Termi…
The actress playing the T1000 as it imitates Sarah Conner near the end of Terminator 2. Leslie Hamilton , Linda's Hamilton's real life twin sister. terminator.wikia.com/wiki…
While recording Wing's "Band on the Run", Paul and Linda McCartney were robbed at knifepoint. The assailants made away with all of their valuables and a bag containing a notebook full of handwritten lyrics and songs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
When Linda McCartney was four years old her lawyer father asked a client to write a song named after her. "Linda" was recorded by Buddy Clark and hit #1 in 1947. The song was recorded again in 1963 by duo Jan and Dean. youtube.com/watch?v=Ej2Hu…
George RR Martin wrote for the TV series "Beauty and the Beast" with Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton hollywoodreporter.com/liv…
Today I learned of Linda Weston who lured the mentally disabled into a makeshift dungeon where they were forced into prostitution and subject to starvation all while she collected their public benefits. cbsnews.com/news/woman-ge…
Paul and Linda McCartney only agreed to be in the "Lisa the Vegetarian" episode of "The Simpsons" if Lisa would remain a vegetarian throughout the rest of the series. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
There's a woman named Linda Ducharme who's married to a Ferris wheel. huffingtonpost.com/2013/1…
The lead singer of "4 Non Blondes" (Linda Perry) is married to Sara Gilbert ("Darlene" from the show "Roseanne") - they even have a kid together en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Today I learned of Solomon Linda, the man who originally wrote and performed "the lion sleeps tonight" from the lion king. He was paid the equivalent of 87 cents and a job sweeping floors for the recording of the track that made it to the top 20 in the US (1953). performingsongwriter.com/…
Scooby-Doo And Friends were originally called Mysteries Five and featured five teenagers: Geoff, Mike, Kelly, Linda, Linda's brother W.W. and their bongo-playing dog, Too Much wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooby…
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was a South African song originally called "Mbube" written in the 1920's by Solomon Linda. It was also covered by lots of popular folk bands in the 50's-60's, including Pete Seeger. youtube.com/watch?v=mrrQT…

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