Satchel Paige pitched his last Major League Baseball game at age 59 for the KC Athletics. Before the game, Paige sat in the bullpen on a rocking chair, being attended to by a "nurse". He pitched three scoreless innings, giving up one hit and then walked off to the song "The Old Gray Mare". sabr.org/gamesproj/game/s…
Although lunar maria (dark basins on the moon) are usually named after psychic states, the IAU accepted the Soviet-discovered-and-named Mare Moscoviense on the basis that Moscow is a state of mind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
By tradition astronomers name lunar lava planes after states of mind, such as β€œSea of Tranquility”. However when Soviets discovered a new mare, they named it Moscoviense, after Moscow. This caused strife among astronomers, until it was agreed that Moscow is, in fact, a state of mind. nature.com/articles/48842…
Avon Fire and Rescue Service have a hovercraft dedicated to helping people who have got stuck in the mud or exhausted from walking on the beach in Weston-Super-Mare. avonfire.gov.uk/north-som…
During Napoleon’s Russia campaign, one of his soldiers had a mare who attacked people she didn’t like. In one battle, when a Russian soldier stabbed the mare in the thigh, she tore off his face. She then went on a rampage and tore apart another Russian soldier, mashing his body under her feet. hoover.org/research/fight…
The drug Premarin is a hormonal therapy for women made from the urine of pregnant mares rxlist.com/premarin-drug.…
Loki gave birth to an 8-legged horse, after disguising himself as a mare in heat and having relations with a stallion. It became "the best horse among gods and men". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sva…
The first known juvenile to be sentenced to death and executed in the territory of today's United States was guilty of bestiality; Thomas Granger of the Plymouth Colony was hanged for sodomizing "a mare, a cow, two goats, divers sheepe, two calves, and a turkey." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Today I learned about the original folksong "Luna Mezzo Mare". Reborn as "Lazy Mary" it surfaced again in the 1950s with versions by Dean Martin and Louis Prima. Martin adlibed lines about spaghetti, macaroni and mozzarella in order to cover up the β€œdirty” parts, while Prima chose to make up jibberish lyrics. everything2.com/title/Laz…
In order to breed high quality sport horses, "Embryo Transfers" are used. It involves breeding a sport horse mare and a stallion, then transferring the resulting embryo into a reproductively competent mare. This to allow the original breeding mares to continue their competitive careers. rossdales.com/services/sp…
The word "nightmare" is derived from the Old English "mare", a mythological demon that rides on people's chests while they sleep, causing bad dreams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The Thoroughbred horse breed was created by English knights bringing Arabian stallions back with them following the crusades, to be bred with English mares. localriding.com/origin-of…
One of the first people hanged in the Plymouth colony was named Thomas Granger who was convicted of "buggery with a mare, a cow, two goats, divers sheepe, two calves, and a turkey" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Kasztanka, Polish Marshal JΓ³zef PiΕ‚sudski's favorite combat mare, was stuffed upon her death in 1927 and after World War II, was destroyed allegedly on the orders of PiΕ‚sudski's enemy, Marshal MichaΕ‚ Rola-Ε»ymierski. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kas…
The estrogen replacement drug Premarin, prescribed to menopausal women, is made from horse urine. The drug’s name is short for PREgnant MARes’ urINe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Loki once talked the Gods into making a bad bet with a Giant which would have lost them the sun, the moon, and the goddess Freyja. Ordered to put it right, he took the form of a mare, seduced the Giant's stallion, sabotaging the bet. Loki later gave birth to a gray foal with eight legs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lok…
Ferrari’s prancing horse logo was partly inspired by Pascoli’s poem β€œLa Cavallina Storna” (β€œThe Dappled Mare”). When Pascoli’s father was assassinated in a carriage drawn by such a horse, the horse faithfully continued home with her master’s body, inspiring the poem and later, the Ferrari brand. eng.museobaracca.it/The-p…
The 'mare' in nightmare actually refers to an evil spirit in European folklore, which people would believe sat on their chests while they slept, causing unpleasant dreams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
In 1961 a French astronomer convinced the International Astronomical Union that Moscow was a state of mind (and therefore a valid namesake for a mare on the moon) nature.com/articles/48842…
When Mare Moscoviense was discovered by the Luna 3, and the name was proposed by the Soviet Union, it was only accepted by the International Astronomical Union with the justification that Moscow is the state of mind. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun…
A nightmare refers to a literal night mare: a "mare" is a demon which gives you bad dreams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A male horse raises their upper lip to help detect if a mare is in heat. horseswithamie.com/horseb…
The adoption of horses by the North American plains Indian tribes is likely owed to some of the horses having escaped from Coronado's ill-fated expedition in search of the "seven cities of gold." Of the 1300 horses brought with that expedition to begin with, only 2 were mares. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Polo player Adolfo Cambiaso won a prestigious event in 2016 riding six horses that were all clones of his favourite mare. sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
A naval boot camp out of Illinois, the Great Lakes Naval Station, won the 1919 Rose Bowl over the Mare Island Marines. The MVP of the game was George Halas, future hall of fame coach for the Chicago Bears. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/191…
Loki gave birth to Odin's 8 legged horse. He transformed into a mare in a ruse to get out of paying the builder of Valhalla en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sle…
Before official classification, dandelion flowers were popularly known as a 'pissabeds', 'mare's farts', 'naked ladies', 'twitch-ballocks', 'hound's piss', 'open arses' and 'bum-towels'. goodreads.com/quotes/1370…
As a part of initiation for the Satare-Mare Tribe, a boy as young as 12 must wear gloves woven from bullet ants with their stingers facing inwards, up to a total of 20 times sites.psu.edu/mgeitnerrcl…
Ancient Irish kings were inaugurated in a symbolic wedding to the land, claimed to involve sex with a white mare followed by bathing in a broth made from the mare books.google.de/books?id=…
To get a Foster Mare to accept a new orphan they cover the foal in the skin of the foster Mares old foal independent.ie/business/f…
There was an art installation resembling a "sinister twist on Disneyland" that existed in Weston-Super-Mare, England, for over a month in 2015. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
A commonly used estrogen therapy, Premarin, is made from the urine of pregnant horses (PREgnant MARe urINe) ask.com/wiki/Premarin?o=2…
Dinosaurs hundreds of millions of years ago could have looked up and seen the moon with volcanic activity! New research on Mares suggest this news.sciencemag.org/space…
There was a Marine in the Korean War who earned two Purple Hearts, was listed by LIFE magazine as one of the US' 100 all-time heroes, and she had a habit of eating her own blanket; Staff Sgt Reckless, a Mongolian chestnut mare. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt…
Horses are not allowed to join the mile-high club; stallions are loaded towards the front of cargo aircraft, so they don't see/smell mares in front of them. theguardian.com/tv-and-ra…
The earliest recorded execution of a juvenile was the 1642 hanging of Thomas Granger who was convicted of having sexual encounters with a mare, a cowe, two goats, divers sheepe, two calves, and a turkey. executedtoday.com/2008/09…
One of the highest waterfalls in eastern North America is called Pissing Mare Falls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pis…
Kraken Mare, at 400,000 sq km (~150,000 sq miles) is the largest known lake in the Universe, located on Saturn's moon Titan and mostly made of liquid methane. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kra…
Kumis, a fermented dairy product made from mare's milk, or.. Horse milk wine, exists. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/K…
There is a horse in England that is allergic to grass. The mare needs 15 pills a day and a special 'outfit' for outside. dailymail.co.uk/sciencete…
The Soviets only got away with naming Mare Moscoviense on the Moon because, apparently, Moscow is a state of mind nature.com/nature/journal…
The second person hanged in the New England colonies was convicted of molesting "a mare, a cowe, two goats, divers sheepe, two calves, and a turkey" mayflowerfamilies.com/col…
Val Kilmer went to high school with Kevin Spacey and Mare Winningham en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val…
The "mare" in nightmare came from the description of a Succubus sitting on your chest while you sleep, causing you to have Sleep paralysis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sle…
A mildly alcoholic drink can be made from mare's milk. It's called 'Kumis.' youtube.com/watch?v=0kDfH…
The wedding song La Lune Mezzo o' Mare in Godfather is filled with sexual innuendos. Very interesting English translation in the link. justanswer.com/entertainm…
Horseradish got its name from a mispronunciation of the German form meerrettich. Early English pronounced it as mare, which eventually became horse. ask.com/question/where-is…
Today I learned of Shank's Mare, a Japanese novel published between 1802 and 1822. The main characters Yaji and Kita travel along the Tokaido Road, "predominantly interested in food, sake, and women." They make fun of daimyo, cheat shopkeepers, and sneak into women's beds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C…
Thoroughbred horses in the northern hemisphere are assigned a birthday of Jan 1st. It's advantageous to impregnate a mare in February so that they can have a foal in January. In the southern hemisphere it's August 1st. animals.howstuffworks.com…
In 1959 the soviet Union's Luna 2 became the first spacecraft to reach the lunar surface when it crashed at a point in the North near Mare Imbrium (the Sea of Clouds). motherboard.vice.com/blog…

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