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…
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…
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…
Today I learned about Carl Emil Pettersson, a Swedish sailor who shipwrecked on an island inhabited by cannibals in 1904. He was captured and taken to a local king, whose daughter fell in love with him. He married, had nine children with her, and became the king after his father-in-law. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Berliners love the "currywurst", a sausage topped with curry ketchup, so much, that there have been commemorative coins, novels, plays and movies honoring its invention. By tradition, every candidate for mayor must be photographed in front of a currywurst stand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cur…
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…
Background singers in the Beatles' All You Need Is Love include Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Moon, Graham Nash and Eric Clapton. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
A woman gave birth to her own grandchild. 61-year old Cecile Eledge served as the gestational surrogate for her son and his husband, carrying to term a baby created from her son's sperm and her son's sister-in-law's egg. β€œI just never hesitated,” Eledge said. β€œIt was unconditional love." nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-o…
Today I learned about the "Herbivore Men" of Japan, men who have basically given up on marriage and love. They often can’t afford it, and they don’t want to work to death to raise a family, instead they have hobbies or anime or the internet to fill up their time. sbpress.com/2019/04/herbi…
During the making of the 1942 German movie 'The Great Love' unable to find background extras who matched the height of the lead actress Zarah Leander, SS guards were brought in and dressed up as women and used instead. marcuse.faculty.history.u…
Michael Jordan had a clause in his contract called β€œFor the Love of the Game” that allowed him to play basketball anytime, anywhere, for any reason. si.com/nba/2015/08/25/nba…
In 1964 The Beatles were so popular that when "Sie liebt dich", a German language version of "She Loves You" that the Fab Four recorded to increase their German sales, was released in the US, it managed to reach the Billboard Top 100 chart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kom…
'Cuban Pete', the song sung by Jim Carrey in 'The Mask' is not an original song and is actually a Desi Arnaz song from 1946. He's best known as Ricky Ricardo on 'I Love Lucy'. youtube.com/watch?v=MO00a…
Today I learned about pan-human love. In past 300k years, we overlapped with 6 known human species. All but us now extinct, though we interbred and carry the DNA of at least two (Denisovans, Neanderthals). Some Neanderthal skeletons carry our DNA too. Denisovans and Neanderthals mixed separately from us also. discovermagazine.com/plan…
Three films featuring kids' love and fascination with baseball were released within months of each other: "The Sandlot," "Rookie of the Year," and "Little Big League." The last one was released a month before professional baseball games were suspended because the MLB players went on strike. film.avclub.com/the-sandl…
The cinematographer for the music video of REM’s β€œThe One I Love” was chef Alton Brown. Reportedly, between takes he would watch cooking shows and thought he could do better. biography.com/personality…
Today I learned that Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart was actually originally written for a Broadway musical about vampires in love, which was never made (unfortunately!). mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The 6th Dalai Lama led a playboy lifestyle, sleeping with girls and getting drunk on the journey to become Dalai Lama, and spending nights in the streets of Lhasa, drinking wine, singing love songs and having amorous relations with girls. He later disappeared, with his body never found en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th…
Julius Caesar was arguing with Cato in the senate. A messenger delivered a note to Caesar. Cato told Caesar to read it aloud. Caesar handed the note to Cato to read. The note was actually a love letter from Cato’s sister, who was madly in love with Caesar. Cato said, "Keep it you drunk." historyhustle.com/caesars…
On the planet Venus, named after the Roman goddess of love, the northern continent is called Ishtar Terra, after Ishtar - the Babylonian goddess of love, and the southern continent is called Aphrodite Terra, after Aphrodite - the Greek goddess of love en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
In 1985 Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant covered the 60s ballad "Sea of Love". It was put on the B-side of a Rocking At Midnight as a throwaway track, and when it went popular Plant feared his career was finished and he'd be remembered as a crooner of love songs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Freddie Mercury was actually Bisexual and was qouted as saying that a women was the love of his life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
In 1909, the first truly salacious hit song β€œI Love, I Love, I Love My Wifeβ€”But Oh! You Kid!” made the leap from vaudeville stage to the sheet music stands of a million parlor room pianos in America, inciting newspaper editorials, outraged sermons by preachers, and at least one fatal shooting. slate.com/articles/arts/c…
While writing the popular 1990s song Friday I'm in Love, The Cure frontman Robert Smith became convinced that he stole the tune from somewhere, and was so paranoid that he called every person he knew and played the song for them, asking if they recognized it. It was, indeed, unique. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart started her own fashion line. Unconventional materials such as parachute silk and textile from airplane wings were used in some designs, and she gave a nod to her love of aviation with buttons shaped like propellers. history.com/news/amelia-e…
There are people out there who kill hummingbirds, cover them in honey, and wrap them in underwear as part of a love spell. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The original city called Philadelphia was located in present-day Turkey and established in 189 BC by King Eumenes II of Pergamon. He named it after his brother Attalus II, whose loyalty earned him the nickname "Philadelphos," literally "one who loves his brother." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
Ketchup was not always the tomato sauce we have come to love. It originally meant 'brine of pickled fish' and contained ingredients such as egg whites, oysters, mushrooms and walnuts, among other things. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ket…
"I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton reached Billboard Hot Country Songs #1 twice - June 1974 and October 1982. The Whitney Houston version reached the Billboard Hot 100 #1 in 1992 (spending a then record 14 weeks), and reached the top 3 in 2012 after her death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_W…
As a child, as an alternative to a teddy bear, Jane Goodall's father gave her a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee - which started her early love of animals. Today, Jubilee still sits on Goodall's dresser in London. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
Joe DiMaggio was so in love with Marilyn Monroe that after her death he had flowers delivered to her grave twice a week for 20 years pbs.org/wgbh/americanexpe…
The 1982 Modern English song "I Melt With You" is about love during atomic warfare. The band was inspired by the bleak living conditions in England at the time, a general fear of nuclear war, and their desire to avoid writing a typical love song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_M…
Developers in China built a sex theme park β€˜Love Land’ with naked human sculptures, giant replica genitals, sex technique workshops and a photo gallery on the history of sex. It was deemed a negative influence on Chinese society and the government demolished it before it could open odt.co.nz/news/world/love…
Alton Brown, a personality on Food Network, was the director of photography for REM'S "The One I Love" music video. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Star Spangled Banner is a rendition of a musical called β€œAnacreon In Heaven” that was written in 1778 by a British man named John Stafford Smith about a Greek poet, Anacreon, known for his writings of praise and love of wine. The melody became the U.S. national anthem 153 years later. nationalgeographic.com/cu…
George Boldt, a millionaire hotel manager, began building a castle on an island in 1900 for his wife. She died in 1904 and he left the castle there never to return as a monument to their love. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bol…
Mozart's letters and compositions are sometimes profoundly scatological ("by the love of my skin, I shit on your nose, so it runs down your chin") en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moz…
Nikola Tesla fell in love with a pidgeon. huffingtonpost.com.au/ent…
The rainbow lorikeet is a colorful species of parrot native to the forests of eastern Australia. Reportedly, they love showering and sometimes sleep upside down. As intelligent birds, they get easily bored and love to play with noisy toys. When they eat fermented fruit, they can get quite drunk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
In 2006, $8 million were stolen from the Banco Rio branch in Acassuso, Argentina. During the robbery, the robbers ordered pizza for the hostages, sang happy birthday to a female lawyer, and then left a note that said they stole 'money, not love' before escaping on a boat. cnn.com/2010/CRIME/02/15/…
Dogs can understand upto a 1000 human words. They can differentiate between nouns. and verbs. More importantly Dogs also feel emotions love, jealousy etc which was previously thought to be only present in primates. They can even read people better than chimps one of our closest genetic neighbour vox.com/2015/4/7/8360143/…
Today I learned about Ashley's Sack. Ashley, a slave, was sold at nine years old. Her mother provided a cotton sack as a parting gift. Telling her "it be filled with my love always", it contained a tattered dress, a handful of pecans, and a braid of her mother's hair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash…
There are four primary chemicals that can drive the positive emotions you feel throughout the day: dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins (sometimes referred to as D.O.S.E.). Oxytocin specifically comes from physical contact and gives you a lasting feeling of love and security. happyfeed.co/research/4-b…
Hilary Farr, the co-host of the HGTV and W Network television series Love It or List It, was Betty Munroe in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hil…
In 2015, Croatian Sara Grkovic tried to kill her identical twin Dajana. Jealousy was the reason, Sara was in love with a man but after serious thought the guy wanted to settle with Dajana. nydailynews.com/news/worl…
Among high schoolers in Japan, asking for or receiving the 2nd button from a boy's school uniform during graduation is a confession of love. This is because the 2nd button is closest to the heart. sojapan.jp/2016/04/gradua…
Clare Torry (vocalist on Pink Floyd’s β€˜The Great Gig in the Sky’) also did a version of β€˜Love Is Like a Butterfly’ for 80s BBC sitcom β€˜Butterflies’. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Today I learned that the Oneida silverware company was founded by a free-love community in upstate New York, led by a Protestant preacher from the 1840's, who believed there was a connection between sex and spirituality. He experimented with perineum pressure during intercourse to block ejaculation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One…
Nikola Tesla once spent over $2,000 on an injured white pigeon. The amount includes building a device that comfortably supported her so her bones could heal. "I loved that pigeon as a man loves a woman, and she loved me. As long as I had her, there was a purpose to my life," he said of her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nik…
Dolly Parton wrote "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in the same day. out.com/music/2019/3/19/d…
At the end of the Buddy Holly song, "I'm Gonna Love You Too," there's a live cricket chirp that can be heard on the recording. Holly and the group decided to leave it in the song as it was on beat, and his band has only months earlier decided to call themselves The Crickets. snopes.com/fact-check/bud…
When Martin Short appeared on the Today Show in 2012, one of the co-host commented how Short has one of the greatest Hollywood marriage and asked "why they were still madly in love?" Short replied because he's "cute"... his wife died of cancer in 2010. hollywoodreporter.com/liv…
Adam Devine, who plays Adam Demamp on Workaholics, was hit by a cement truck at age 11, and both his legs were completely mangled. To pass time while recovering, he’d call radio DJ’s and impersonate celebrities, which is how he discovered his love of comedy. ew.com/article/2016/07/08…
Many snails and slugs choose their mates by stabbing them in the body with hormone-covered implements called the 'love dart' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
In 2007, Damian Hirst unveiled β€œFor the Love of God” A platinum cast of an 18th century human skull, encrusted with 8,601 flawless diamonds. The work's title was supposedly inspired by Hirst's mother, who once asked, "For the love of God, what are you going to do next?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Today I learned of the traditional belief that there existed a 'Vena Amoris' [Latin for 'vein of love'] - a vein that ran directly from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart. This inaccurate belief was one of the reasons that many cultures adopted the custom of wearing wedding rings on this finger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Mike Myers thought up the Austin Powers character while driving home one day. His radio was playing Burt Bacharach’s β€œThe Look of Love”, and he was with his then-wife Robin Ruzan. Myers asked her if he was β€œmaking her horny”. She told him to stop it and write his new character down. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Courtney Love, as a five year old, appeared in the band & crew photo on the back of the Grateful Dead's 1969 Aoxomoxoa Album. feelnumb.com/2011/04/14/f…
The true meaning of 'Aloha' in Hawaiian is love, peace and compassion. The literal translation of Aloha from Hawaiian to English is β€œthe presence of breath”. β€œAlo” is a Hawaiian word for presence and β€œha” means β€œbreath”. icchawaii.edu/what-does-a…
Dolly Parton wrote "Jolene" and "I will always love you" in the same night en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_W…
1991 song 'Losing My Religion' by REM isn't about a guy being separated from Higher being but simply about unrequited love. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los…
KFC released a romance novella set in Victorian England called 'Tender Wings of Desire', featuring Colonel Sanders as a 'man of passion' and fierce love interest for the protagonist the-delve.com/2019/04/18/…
In the UK it's musician union rules that for every actor or model playing an instrument in a music video, the production still has to pay an actual musician. In the iconic "Addicted to Love" video not only they paid the 5 'fembot' models but also 5 musicians behind camera miming the models. uk.news.yahoo.com/video/r…
Falling in love costs you, on average, two of your closest friends theguardian.com/science/2…
Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer conducted a survey at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago regarding ELP's album Love Beach, and while most people disliked the name of the album, Atlantic Records refused to change it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
, Elvis Presley wanted to record "I Will Always Love You". Dolly Parton was interested until Presley's manager told her that she needed to sign over half of the publishing rights to the song. She refused. This decision helped her make millions of dollars in royalties from the song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
Valentine’s Day in South Korea is a little different. Only women give gifts, not men. Women give men chocolates on Valentine's Day as a sign of love and affection. asiasociety.org/korea/val…
Germany has the only tree in the world with its own mailing address. It's known as the Bridegroom Oak, and it receives about 1000 letters per year from singles looking for love. Anyone can take letters from the tree and respond. They estimate that it's responsible for over 100 marriages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Tchaikovsky was in love with his nephew, or at the very least deeply infatuated with him en.tchaikovsky-research.n…
An Indian painter biked from India to Sweden to meet the love of his life. boredpanda.com/indian-man…
In the song "Come and get your love" by Redbone, they're not singing "Hey!" in the chorus, but actually "Hail!". youtube.com/watch?v=bc0Kh…
Snails, which are hermaphrodites, have sex by first stabbing each other with a tiny spike called a love dart, which determines who is more likely to be the 'male' in the exchange (the better stabber). Scaled to human size, the dart would be a 15-inch knife. kqed.org/science/1446777/…
The song, β€œLove Hurts” by Nazareth was just a cover of an Everly Brothers song youtu.be/hFE2SnliiV0
Love, Death, and Robots is a decedent of Heavy Metal an 1980 animated film based on the comic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
The Edge of Daybreak, a 70s R&B band, recorded their album Eyes of Love in prison. The album was recorded in one take in the visiting room. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
The hormone, oxytocin, which triggers feelings of unconditional love and protection occurs when parents and children look into each other’s eyes or embrace, this spikes in both human and canine brains, we love our pets in the same way as family members, and dogs return this devoted affection. telegraph.co.uk/news/scie…
King Arthur had a Muslim knight: Sir Palamedes. In Arthurian Legends, he is famed for being part of the Tristan-Isolde-Palamedes love triangle, the hunt for the Questing Beast, and the search for the Holy Grail (wherein he converts to Christianity). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Scooby-Doo's characters were based on a popular teenage sitcom from the 1950's called "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis"; Shaggy was based on a character played by Bob Denver, aka Gilligan from Gilligan's Island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Pattie Boyd was the muse for some of the most amazing love songs, including Something, Layla, and Wonderful Tonight ultimateclassicrock.com/e…
Narcissists can be incredibly cruel and threatening in heated situations. This is because they cannot see you as somebody they love, and someone who has angered them at the same time. Something traumatic could have happened in their early life, meaning they didn't develop "object constancy." businessinsider.com/narci…
Curly, from the Three Stooges, would often take in stray dogs while travelling for work and care for them until he found them a home. His love for dogs purportedly contributed to his financial difficulties throughout his lifetime, as he spent so much money caring for the dogs he encountered. stooges.fandom.com/wiki/C…
Today I learned about Venus' flower basket. In Japan this sponge is a symbol of eternal love as each basket commonly contains a pair of mated shrimp. It also creates glass fibre by extracting silica from sea water britannica.com/animal/Ven…
Gilbert Arenas starred in a production of the play Our Town, alongside teammates Etan Thomas, Jared Jefferies, and Boost mobile spokesman Faizon Love. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eta…
The Song of India is the first Indian restaurant in South East Asia to have ever won a Michelin Star, its Executive Chef Manjunath Mural was destined to be a doctor since his entire family was in the profession and decided to change that when he found his love for cooking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Mona Lisa painting has its own mailbox due to the large amount of love letters and flowers from admirers. leonardodavinci.net/the-m…
Joan Jett's song "I Love Rock N' Roll" is actually a cover song. The original one was sung by a group called The Arrows. youtube.com/watch?v=8AT_P…
Rolling Stone was planning to track down Jack eyVinson, the actor from The Wizard who said, "I love the Power Glove. It's so bad," and have him attempt to actually use a NES Power Glove before they discovered he was a convicted child molester rollingstone.com/movies/m…
Caroline Flack, the late and former host of Love Island UK, dated Harry styles when he was 17-years old, and she was 31. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
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 although"My mother's friends were horrified by this toy, thinking it would frighten me and give me nightmares." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
In 2008, deceased Ian Curtis, former frontman of Joy Division, had his tombstone stolen, with the words β€œLove will Tear is apart” engraved in it. theguardian.com/music/200…
In 1956 two young girls who were obsessed with Elvis Presley went missing after going to see "Love Me Tender" for the 15th time. Elvis was so concerned that he issued a public appeal over the radio pleading with them to be β€œgood Presley fans and go home and ease their mother's worries". thecurrentatahs.com/5032/…
One of the twin boys on "Everybody Loves Raymond" committed suicide when he was 19. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saw…
During the 1 950's, 60's, and 70's, there were songs called "Teenage Tragedy Ballads" that were about death, unrequited love, and sadness. This phenomenon was partially attributed to the recent deaths of many young music stars. wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenag…
Prince Pedro of Portugal fell in love with his wife's maid, InΓͺs de Castro. After his wife died, his father, King Afonso IV, desired he remarry but not to InΓͺs. Pedro refused; so, the King had InΓͺs killed. Pedro captured two of her killers and publicly executed them by tearing out their hearts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In%…
"Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do)" by Van Halen was a response to Kurt Cobain's suicide. It also was a source of frustration between Eddie and Sammy as the lyrics were more hopeful but Ed wanted something with more attitude. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Chuck Berry's only song to hit #1 on the charts was "My Ding-a-Ling" in 1972, beating out songs like "Burning Love" by Elvis Presley and "Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues for the top spot. billboard.com/charts/hot-…
Men with "madonna whore complex" are only sexual attracted to slutty women (whores) but cannot love such a woman. They can love a chaste partner (a madonna) but not be sexually attracted to them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
There's a French war song, the "Song of the Onion" which goes "I love the onion when it's fried with oil, I love the onion when it's good [...] But no onions for the Austrians." which originated when Napoleon commended his soldiers for eating onions before the Battle of Marengo. batalladevitoria1813.org/…
L Ron Hubbard’s first wife once discovered two love letters the Scientology founder had written, to two different women, in the couple’s outgoing mail. She switched the envelopes and sent them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…

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