H. P. Lovecraft once snuck into the organ loft of the First Baptist Church in America, the church founded in Providence by Roger Williams himself in 1638, to play "Yes, We Have No Bananas" on the organ. However, he wasn't able to turn it on. hplovecraft.com/creation/…
Today I learned of the Ross Village Bakery. Located in rural Tasmania, it is believed by many to have been the inspiration behind the bakery in "Kiki's Delivery Service". Roughly 200 fans of the movie visit every day, and people can pay to spend the night in the "Kiki Room", a loft above the bakery. japantimes.co.jp/life/201…
In 2001, France had its own version of Big Brother called Loft Story, the set of which was attacked by protesters who called it "trash TV". news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/enter…
A WW2 pigeon named Mary of Exeter survived an assassination attempt by a German warhawk, was shot, hit with shrapnel, and survived a bombing of her loft while delivering messages across the English Channel to France. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
There is an art installation in a loft in SoHo NYC, that contains 280,000 lbs. of dirt that has stood there since 1977. diaart.org/visit/visit/wa…
60 years ago this week, on January 30, 1959 the MS Hans Hedtoft, the "Danish Titanic" sank with all 95 hands loft after striking an iceberg on the return leg of her maiden voyage from Julianehaab, Greenland (now Qaqortoq) to Copenhagen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
Today I learned of Gustav the pigeon, who served in WWII and was awarded the animal version of the Victoria Cross, only to be killed when the man cleaning the pigeon loft stepped on him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus…
Today I learned of the pigeon 'William of Orange' that served in MI14 in WW 2. The soldier's radio communications were disabled, so he was tasked with flying 250 miles (400km) from the Netherlands to his loft in the UK, carrying an SOS, in a mere 4 hours and 25 minutes. As a result, over 2,000 lives were saved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
In 1881 Nuns in Santa Fe prayed for a carpenter to build them a stairway to the choir loft. An unknown carpenter came along and built the spiral stairway without the use of hammer or nails. He left before he could be paid and no one is quite sure who he was or how he completed the masterpiece. csicop.org/si/show/helix_…
There is a one room hotel in France for people who want to experience life as a hamster. Complete with a human sized hamster wheel, a metal water spigot, and a choice of haystack bed or a loft bed reached by climbing through a plastic tube. travel.spotcoolstuff.com/…
In the TV sitcom, Fraiser, the view of the Seattle from his loft isn't real, and only 1 episode was ever shot in Seattle en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
A photographer who took pictures of Sting, Tina Fey, Spike Lee and others, took to scamming renters of his apartment as his financial and drug problems took over his life. He ended up signing leases with over 100 people on his NYC loft, ripping off at least $192,000. newyorker.com/magazine/20…
In 2013, Bill Murray secretly lived in a Brooklyn artist loft and took a neighbor dying of liver disease out for supper at a nearby upscale restaurant bkmag.com/2014/01/07/when…
The Loft nightclub - the birthplace of disco - held exclusively invitation-only private parties and didn't sell drinks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is a 3,600 square foot loft in lower Manhattan that is filled entirely with dirt. diaart.org/sites/page/52/…
There are still 15,000 active pigeon racing lofts in the United States today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig…
Dr. Dolittle, the star of a series of lighthearted children's books about a guy who could talk to animals, was dreamt up by Hugh Lofting while in the gruesome carnage of the trenches of World War I, as a distraction, in letters to his children. ghostsof1914.com/2012/06/…
The character of Doctor Dolittle was created by Hugo Lofting while he was serving in the trenches of World War I. He didn't want to write to his children about the brutality of the war, so he sent them illustrated letters featuring Doctor Dolittle instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
Hugh Lofting, not wishing to write his children about the horrors of trench warfare in WWI, instead wrote them imaginative letters that later became the Dr. Dolittle stories. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc…
Hugh Lofting created the Dr. Doolittle character in letters he wrote home to his daughters while fighting in the trenches during WWI. randomhousechildrens.co.u…
Scientists believe that a large-scale nuclear war would result in what is commonly known as a "nuclear twilight", a global winter-like climatic event that would potentially last decades or even centuries following the use of nuclear weaponry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc…
Most ceiling fans have a switch that changes the rotation of the blades. Down for Summer (to push the air directly on you), and up for Winter (to suck the air to the ceiling) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cei…
That Heinz Pickle pins are one of the longest running and most successful promotions in history, with over 100 million pins made and lasting over a century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei…

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