South Park co-creator Trey Parker begged his show's executive producer not to air one South Park episode because he was afraid it would ruin South Park. That episode was "Make Love, Not Warcraft" which received critical acclaim and earned a Primetime Emmy Award. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Author and radio host Amy Krouse Rosenthal publicly announced that she had ovarian cancer by writing a modern love essay for the NY Times that was a dating profile for her soon to be widower husband. She died 10 days after publication. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy…
Psychology research shows that people love to hate do-gooders (especially at work). Highly co-operative and generous people can attract hatred and social punishment, especially in competitive circumstances. news.uoguelph.ca/2018/07/…
All of the character in 'Scooby Doo' were based on character in the 50s TV show 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.' Shaggy was originally a beatnik, then a hippy. Legendary DJ Casey Kasem originally balked at voicing a hippie but grew to love the character as Shaggy evolved thru the series. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Shaq has been a DJ since 1986, and goes by the stage name DJ Diesel. He used to mix Hip Hop music until his retirement in 2011, where he performed at the TomorrowWorld Electronic Music Festival and discovered his love for electro. He now mixes Electronic genres, mostly riddim dubstep maxim.com/entertainment/s…
Today I learned of the tragedy of Love Canal, NY a town that was meant to be a dream community but was built on a toxic waste dump. The government ignored helping the families suffering from birth defects and health issues until a group of activist moms kidnapped 2 EPA officials for a few hours. wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_C…
Serial killer Richard Ramirez spent time in his youth with his Vietnam Veteran cousin who spoke of his love for killing, polaroids of severed heads, and taught him military tactics until the cousin shot and killed his wife in front of Ramirez. He plead insanity and was not charged. stmuhistorymedia.org/crea…
Ulysses S Grant was famous for his extreme love and talent for horsemanship, showing prodigy level ability from a young age and setting a high jump record at West Point. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
Lenny Kravitz's first number one hit was not a song he sang, but one he wrote and produced. It was "Justify My Love", sung by Madonna. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus…
Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" was sung by his background singer Mickey Thomas. Bishop felt his gravelly voice didn't suit the song and asked Thomas to take lead. It was Bishop's biggest hit, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1976. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
Alan Turing, largely seen as the grandfather of modern electronic computers, fell in love with the movie Snow White, and is believed to have commit suicide by lacing an apple with cyanide and eating a portion. Apple Computers denies that their logo is related. lamag.com/culturefiles/al…
As a child, Jane Goodall's father gave her a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee as an alternative to a teddy bear. Goodall has said her fondness for this figure started her early love of animals. Today, Jubilee still sits on Goodall's dresser in London. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
Today I learned about Kuru. a terrifying disease caused by eating human brains. Villages in Papua NG ate brains of the dead as an act of love and twisted brain proteins caused trembling and β€œthe laughing death”. People die within 2-4 months. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
The song "Hello Ma Baby" was nearly 60 years old when sung by the cartoon frog. It's the oldest known song to mention the telephone, and the first about a man falling in love with a woman he never met via technology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
St. Valentine, the patron saint of beekeeping, fainting, epilepsy and plague as well as love and happy marriages, was martyred c. 270 A.D. and buried in a Christian cemetery on Feb. 14, which has been observed as the Feast of St. Valentine, or St. Valentine's Day, since 496. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
At a traditional Thai wedding, the groom's way to the ceremony is blocked by a series of "gates" (golden necklaces or belts) held up by bridesmaids and family members. Some can be passed with money, others require him to answer questions, and he may even need to yell out his love or sing a song thethailandlife.com/thai-…
Evangeline Lilly agreed to play Tauriel in the Hobbit movies on the condition that she would not be part of a love triangle. The love triangle was added during reshoots. yahoo.com/entertainment/b…
JFK watched From Russia With Love on the White House in November 20, 1963, making it the last film he ever watched. He also named Fleming's novel of the same name (which served as the basis of the film) one of his ten favorite books of all time in a Life magazine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
There was a global search to find a mate for Jeremy, a rare left-coiling snail. His shell coiled counterclockwise, the opposite direction of typical snails, so his sex organs could not align with others. After being rejected by other left-coiling snails, he would eventually find love. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Donna Summer decided to cease any future performances of her 1975 hit "Love To Love You Baby" after some 5000 Italian men charged the stage as she performed the song, and then started rocking the trailer where she sought refuge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
The #1 pop song "Love Yourself" performed by Justin Bieber was written by Ed Sheeran, who later stated that the orginal title of the song was actually "Fuck Yourself". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
The Oneida silverware company was started as a free love community where monogamous marriage was frowned upon and even restricted. Lovers could only spend a couple hours together so as not to form special bonds. bbc.com/reel/video/p08sbb…
The 1973 sitcom "Bernie Loves Bridget" was cancelled after one season by CBS, even though it was the #5 top rank show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Today I learned about Love Land, a proposed sex theme park in China. The park was to include displays of giant genitalia and naked bodies, and host an exhibition on the history of human sexuality along with sex technique workshops. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
Goats are completely immune to poison ivy, oak, and sumac. They love the stuff and can eat several pounds a day. npr.org/sections/goatsand…
There use to be three genders, according to Pluto, M/M, F/F, and M/F. Zeus split them in two and this is where the idea of soulmates comes from. Eros (love) comes when you have found your other half, whether you originate from a double male, a double female or a hermaphrodite. sapardanis.org/2017/01/30…
The "heart" shape, used to indicate love, likely originated as a depiction of the seed pod of the plant Silphium, which was used in ancient Rome as a contraceptive. atlasobscura.com/articles…
People who are in love report at least one hour less of sleep per night than their romantically unattached peers. This lack of sleep is attributed to the hypomanic-like condition our brain enters when we are in love. theglobeandmail.com/life/…
Evelyn Nesbit, dubbed 'the world's first supermodel' was one of the most sough after women for her rare beauty and would later be known for her involvement in a deadly love triangle between railroad scion Harry Kendall Thaw and architect Stanford White, which resulted in White's murder by Thaw en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve…
Tunak Tunak Tun is a love song. The lyrics talk about the world not being bad or good, and a guy asking a girl to be with him. youtu.be/t5FUNC2Ih2w
Today I learned of Tu'er Shen, a Taiwanese Taoist deity of homosexual love and sex. According to the legend, a man who was sentenced to death for peeping on his crush was appointed as a god by the underworld officials, since his crime was one of love. taipeitimes.com/News/feat…
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt started a production company while they were married, and Pitt is the current owner and CEO. The company has produced over 30 movies, including The Departed, 12 Years a Slave, Moonlight, The Big Short, MoneyBall, Vice, Selma, Okja, Eat Pray Love, Troy, and The King en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
Today I learned about the case of Carl Tanzler, a Florida man who dug up the body of the β€œlove of his life” Elena "Helen" Milagro de Hoyos, essentially taxidermied her, and then lived with her corpse in his home for 7 years. historydaily.org/carl-tan…
Today I learned of erotomania, a delusional disorder in which a person believes another person, often famous or important, is in love with them. The person suffering from this delusion might think the person of interest is sending them subliminal messages. This disorder is most often seen in women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ero…
Musician Ben Folds married and subsequently divorced four times between 1987 and 2011. In 2012, he was quoted as saying, "As much as I love the idea of being married, it's not for me." By July 2020, he was married for the fifth time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
The Little Red-Haired Girl, the object of Charlie Brown's affection, was based on a woman named Donna who Charles Schultz loved in his youth. Schultz proposed to her but she chose another man. Many Peanuts strips where characters discuss love are based on dates Schultz and Donna went on. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Charles Guiteau, who assassinated President Garfield, probably suffered from neurosyphillis, perhaps caught from a prostitute. He spent several years at a free love commune but could not get any of the women there to sleep with him, even earning the nickname "Charles Git-out" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The "crazy Asian war" in the song "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" was the Pacific Theater of World War 2, not the Vietnam War as is commonly believed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
The manufacturers of the first Indian-designed condom wanted to call it "Kamaraj" ( loosely meaning "Lord of Passion"), a pseudonym for the Hindu god of love Kamadev. However, since one of the leading politicians of the day was named K Kamaraj, they renamed it to "Nirodh" i.e. "protection". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nir…
Praxiteles created the first greek naked female sculpture in the 4th century BC. The statue was so lifelike it aroused men sexually. A young man was so in love with "Aphrodite of Knidos" that he broke into the temple at night and attempted to have sex with the statue, leaving a stain on it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aph…
Televangelist Kenneth Copeland was a recording artist before becoming a minister. To be more specific, Kenneth Copeland, known as Kenny Copeland at the time, is a one-hit-wonder, having one top-40 hit called "Pledge of Love" which peaked at #17 in the year 1957. onehitwondersthebook.com/…
A producer on Family Ties felt Michael J. Fox was too short for the role and tried to have him replaced saying β€œthis isn’t the face you'll see on a lunch-box." Fox later gave him a custom-made lunch-box with the inscription "this is for you to put your crow in. Love and Kisses, Michael J. Fox.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
There actually have been proposals to introduce new punctuation marks besides ? and ! to express love, sarcasm or acclamation, but they mostly failed because they were impossible to type on typewriters bbc.com/culture/article/2…
Chester Cheetah wasn't the original mascot for Cheetos. Instead it was a mouse simply named the Cheetos Mouse, as it was decided a mouse would be the perfect pick since mice love cheese. It wasn't until 1986 when Chester Cheetah came along and Cheetos Mouse faded to obscurity. atlasobscura.com/articles…
A British man named Chris discovered his girlfriend was cheating when his pet parrot Ziggy Stardust started saying "I love you, Gary" in her voice. To make matters worse he later had to get rid of Ziggy because "it was torture hearing him repeat that name over and over again." theguardian.com/uk/2006/j…
The term "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" was coined by film critic, Nathan Rabin. He made up the term to describe the love interest played by Kristen Dunst in the 2005 film "Elizabethtown" in his review. Needless to say, he didn't like the film. film.avclub.com/the-bataa…
Fidel Castro was obsessed with ice cream, once consuming 18 scoops in one sitting. His love for ice cream inspired him to implement a fully fledged dairy industry in Cuba and he even opened his own ice cream parlor. vice.com/en_us/article/mb…
In Karate Kid III (1989) Robyn Lively, who played the part of Jessica, was supposed to be Dainel Larusso's love interest. However, at the time of filming she was only 17, while Ralph Macchio played a teenager, he was actually 27. Due to the ages the script has to be re-written. nothingbutnostalgia.com/t…
One of the oldest examples of Pig Latin is in The 1598 Shakespeare play, Love's Labour's Lost. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig…
The first time 'I Will Always Love You' was sung in a movie, was in 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas'. The lyrics make more sense in the context of that movie compared to the Bodyguard's context. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…

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