Three 13 year old girls submitted a script for "Tiny Toon Adventures". Producer Steven Spielberg was so impressed that he invited the girls to Hollywood to work on the episode and paid them $3,000. This later inspired a Simpsons episode where Bart and Lisa write an Itchy & Scratchy cartoon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Mona Lisa was not made famous outside of the art community until it was stolen in 1911. npr.org/2011/07/30/138800…
There is a time when Pablo Picasso was suspected of stealing the Mona Lisa. On August 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from Paris's Louvre Museum. It was a Mondayβ€”the museum was closed and security was minimal. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
A NASA astronaut, Lisa Nowak, was charged with attempted kidnapping, burglary with assault and battery. She agreed to a plea deal and was kicked out of NASA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Every time Lisa Simpson has a birthday on "The Simpsons" she turns 8 youtube.com/watch?v=OuZLu…
Pepsi spent millions of dollars on a logo redesign in 2009. The three different colored sections are supposed to resemble the U.S flag. The colors are supposed to represent earth's magnetic fields, feng shui, and the theory of relativity. It also has references to the Mona Lisa. designyourway.net/blog/gr…
In 1997, the American medical drama Chicago Hope featured a character named "Lisa Catera", which served as a promotion by Cadillac to promote their then-new Catera sedan ("Lease a Catera") eonline.com/news/35419/ne…
In 1994 Lisa Loeb was the first artist to have a number one Billboard hit without being signed to a major record labelβ€” something doable in the age of the internet and self-distributed music, but unheard of in an era when record labels controlled the industry. That song was β€œStay (I Missed You)” youtube.com/watch?v=OBRtu…
The brushwork on Mona Lisa is so intricate that it literally requires x-rays to view the brush strokes. Apparently, Vinci used a well-known renaissance painting technique called 'sfumato', in which he added 30 layers of paint that still came out to be only 40 micrometers. two-views.com/celebrity/m…
Lisa Marie Presley the daughter of Elvis Presley threw Nicolas Cage’s $65,000 engagement ring into the ocean during a fight on his yacht. Cage hired professional divers to find the ring, but the ring was never recovered. nationalenquirer.com/mike…
Lisa Kudrow's (Phoebe from FRIENDS) first recurring television role was Ursula Buffay, the eccentric waitress on the NBC sitcom Mad About You. She reprises her role as Phoebe Buffay some time later, and also Cameos as Ursula, her twin sister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of the painting called L.H.O.O.Q. which features the Mona Lisa with a moustache. It was called that way because the artist, Marcel Duchamp, thought it sounded like "Elle a chaud au cul". It translates to "she's got a hot ass" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.H…
The Simpsons had an official Death Note crossover comic in treehouse of horror #14 where Bart Simpson is Light Yagami and Lisa Simpson is L and Krusty the clown is Ryuk simpsonswiki.com/wiki/The…
Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, which drew more visitors to see the empty space than the actual painting. npr.org/2011/07/30/138800…
The Pablo Picasso was accused of being involved in stealing of the "Mona Lisa" from Louvre in 1911. It was later revealed that it was stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia, who helped construct the painting's glass case en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The idea we eat 8 spiders in our sleep each year being a myth created by Lisa Birgit Holst (anagram of this is a big troll) of PC Professional magazine as a show of myth spreading ease is itself a myth as neither the writer nor the issue in question ever existed historymatters.group.shef…
Lisa Nowak operated the robotic arm on the International Space Station and also became the first astronaut ever to be arrested. She is remembered for wearing maximum-absorption garmentsβ€”government-issued astronaut diapersβ€”during her 950-mile drive from Houston to Orlando houstoniamag.com/news-and…
Paul McCartney, as a vegetarian and animal rights activist, only agreed to appear on The Simpsons if Lisa's decision to become a vegetarian in that episode was made permanent. He is literally the only reason Lisa is still a vegetarian. portablepress.com/blog/20…
Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe from the sitcom Friends) published an academic paper in neurology the same year that Friends debuted on TV. zmescience.com/other/feat…
TV sitcom stars from Friends were paid $100,000 per episode in season five, $125,000 in season six, $750,000 in seasons seven and eight, and $1 million in seasons nine and ten, making Jennifer Aniston, Courtney’s Cox, and Lisa Kudrow the highest paid TV actresses of all-time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
When the Mona Lisa went missing in 1911, a young Pablo Picasso was accused of stealing it mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Mona Lisa painting has its own mailbox due to the large amount of love letters and flowers from admirers. leonardodavinci.net/the-m…
Friends character Phoebe had a twin sister in the show purely because Lisa Kudrow was playing that character in the show that aired right before Friends on Thursday night: Mad About You. comedycentral.co.uk/news/…
Lisa β€œLeft Eye” Lopes of TLC burned her NFL ex-boyfriends house down theboombox.com/lisa-left-…
An episode of The Simpsons titled "Lisa The Greek" correctly predicted the outcome of that year's Super Bowl in 1992 just three days later. When the episode was rebroadcast in '93 and '95 it was redubbed and again predicted the winners. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The 12-year-old girl in the photo that appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic is Sharbat Gula during Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. She is now widowed and provided financial support by the Afghan government. Her photo has been called "the First World's Third World Mona Lisa". wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan…
Today I learned about Lisa Nowak, a NASA Astronaut who in 2007 was arrested for the attempted kidnapping, assault and battery of US Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman, the girlfriend of Astronaut William Oefelein, with whom Novak had been romantically involved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
A Russian woman - angry at being denied French citizenship - once tried to attack the Mona Lisa by throwing a ceramic tea cup at it. Luckily it was ecased in bulletproof glass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The extravagant 80's & 90's Queen of Color Lisa Frank had an official club with mail-out catalog, store in the Tucson mall, and even an amusement park planned! tucsonweekly.com/TheRange…
When the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, the empty space it left on the wall attracted more visitors than the painting had. edition.cnn.com/2013/11/1…
Saved by the Bell was originally called 'Good Morning, Miss Bliss' and starred Parent Trap actress Hayley Mills as a teacher. The show was cancelled after a single season then repackaged with Zack, Lisa, Screech and Mr. Belding retained from the original show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
An award older than the Nobel Prize the 133-year-old James Craig Watson Medal was recently handed to Professor Lisa Kewley, for her outstanding work in Astronomy. This award is held every two years. nationalgeographic.com.au…
When the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, Pablo Picasso was brought in for questioning in relation to the theft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911 and was lost for 2 years and is one of many reasons the painting is so famous today. The thief's getaway door was locked during the heist, he was eventually helped out by one of Louvre's plumbers who mistook him for a co-worker. history.com/news/the-heis…
That, when Lisa Kudrow was cast in Friends, it was decided to make Phoebe the twin sister of Ursula, her character in Mad About You, so that TV audiences wouldn't get confused about seeing the same actress in back-to-back shows. comedycentral.co.uk/frien…
Craig Bartlett, creator of Hey Arnold!, was married to Lisa Groening, making "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening his brother-in-law. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
Parodies of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa date back to atleast 1887 when EugΓ¨ne Bataille created Mona Lisa Smoking a Pipe. Another classic parody is Marcel Duchamp's, 1919, L.H.O.O.Q. which is a postcard of the painting with a drawn on moustache and beard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.H…
A writer by the name of β€œLisa Holst” created an article in 1993 that β€œaround 8 spiders crawl into your mouth every year whilst you sleep”, but the whole thing was made up to prove that the internet was gullible and doesn’t fact check its sources. bbc.com/earth/story/20151…
Well known adult film Lisa Ann appeared in front of the Oxford Union in opposition to the idea that porn should be included as part of Sex Ed. oxford-union.org/node/193…
Lisa β€œLeft Eye” Lopes, member of TLC burned her then-boyfriend Andre Rison’s mansion in 1994 xxlmag.com/news/2015/06/t…
Leonardo de Vinci isn't the only one who painted the "Mona Lisa", his student Francesco painted a version her too. Francisco's painting has been kept in far better condition and is currently on display at the Prado museum in Madrid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Despite being a millionaire, Steve Jobs only paid $500 a month in child support to his daughter, Lisa. A girl he named a computer after, but attempted to deny paternity for. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Teen Talk Barbie's quip "math class is tough" generated controversy among educators who feared it contributed to negative gender stereotypes. It also inspired The Simpsons episode "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee…
Lisa Robin Kelly, who played Eric Foreman's older sister on That 70s Show, had a major drinking and drug problem. She was replaced on the show and eventually overdosed on drugs in rehab. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The displaying of the Mona Lisa has caused its colors to become quite faded. A sister painting made by a student of Da Vinci at the same time was kept in storage and is much more vibrant. npr.org/2012/02/02/146288…
There is a painting claiming to be a second Mona Lisa, painted before the one in the Louvre. Its authenticity is disputed, but several experts have attributed it to Leonardo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isl…
Paul McCartney's condition for guest starring in The Simpsons episode "Lisa the Vegetarian" was that Lisa, who becomes a vegetarian in the episode, remain one for the rest of the series. The staff promised, resulting in one of the few permanent character changes made in the show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The size of the Mona lisa painting is 30" x 21". monalisa.org/2012/09/12/c…
The Mona Lisa was not widely known until it was stolen by a man named Vincenzo Peruggia in 1911 and recovered three years later en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…

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