The show VeggieTales focused on retelling Old Testament Bible stories because the creator's mom did not want to see Jesus as a vegetable. factsandtrends.net/2018/1…
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…
Nancy Grace Roman: called β€˜The Mother of Hubble’ telescope program. NASA's 1st chief astronomer. She paved the way in taking Hubble Space Telescope from an idea to reality. Her interest to astronomy was sparked because of her walks with her mom who would show her constellation and auroras. solarsystem.nasa.gov/peop…
A number of roman era wooden tablets were found in Hadrian's wall in 1973. They contain correspondence of soldiers stationed there, including a birthday invitation written by a woman and a letter from a soldier's mom, telling him that she sents new pairs of underpants and socks petersommer.com/blog/arch…
Guitarist Slash walked into a room & saw David Bowie & his mom naked together rollingstone.com/music/mu…
A California man found an unopened copy of a 1987 Nintendo game called Kid Icarus in his mom's attic. It was still in the original shopping bag along with a receipt showing it cost $38.45. He later sold the game at auction for $9,000. cnbc.com/2019/08/06/vinta…
After laying eggs, octopus moms’ only function is to protect and tend to their eggs because their brain shuts down except for the optic glands. They remain stationary for anywhere from months to years depending on the species of octopus, uninterested in food even when its offered to them. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/…
Earlier this year, Eminem's Marshall Mathers Foundation donated over 400 meals of "Mom's Spaghetti" to Detroit area frontline hospital workers. detroitnews.com/story/ent…
A Utah Highway Patrol officer pulled over what he believed to be an impaired driver. It was a 5 year old who had stolen his parents car and made it on to the freeway after an argument with Mom because she wouldn't buy him a Lamborghini. He was on his way to California with $3 to purchase one. jalopnik.com/utah-highway…
Today I learned about Munchausen syndrome by proxy (also called factitious disorder imposed on another) from the case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard where her Mom fabricate Gypsy's physical wellbeing and lying about her symptoms to receive attention and sympathy for taking care of a sick child. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
In 1942, a 12-year-old lied about his age to join the Navy. He became a decorated war hero at age 13 but was thrown out of the Navy after his mom found out. tweentribune.com/article/…
Eminem's mom sued him for $10 million for defamation over lyrics in the song "My Name Is". The case was settled out of court for $25,000, with her lawyers taking nearly $24,000 of that. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The skateboarding girl from the music video of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" learned to get around on a skateboard as not to be a burden on her mom, who was working three jobs noblemania.com/2013/07/th…
In 2012 an 11 year old boy accidentally flew to Rome alone without any money, passports, or boarding passes while running away from his mom in a mall. No one realized until the plane was already halfway to Italy. telegraph.co.uk/news/avia…
A mom woke up after a 27 year coma, and her first word was her son’s name nbcnews.com/news/world/do…
UK boys asked to wear shorts to school instead of pants during hot weather but got told no. A mom said: β€œMy 14-year-old son wanted to wear shorts. The headteacher told them: 'Well, you can wear a skirt if you like’. So many boys wore skirts. The school allowed shorts starting the next year. theguardian.com/education…
Stalin was one asked by his mother what he did and he said he was "Something like the Tsar." His mom responded that he should have been a priest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kek…
Jason Weaver, who supplied young Simba’s singing voice in the Lion King (1994), turned down a $2 million upfront payment and instead negotiated with Disney for $100k + royalties (thanks to his mom). Royalties have netted him well over $2 million since. youtu.be/cadGzQvnBHg
Bayard Rustin was told to move to the back of a bus, but stopped when a white child reached out to grab his tie, before being scolded by its mom. He thought, β€œI owe it to that child, that it should be educated to know that blacks do not want to sit in the back”. He was then arrested and beaten. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay…
Jackie Chan’s Dad Was a Spy Who Met His Opium-Dealing Mom During an Arrest news.com.au/entertainment…
You can "TAKE YOUR SECRET TO THE GRAVE" without dying. A hollow tombstone in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery has a slot for depositing papers bearing secrets. (But at your own risk: the artist who says she'll burn the papers has done "performance art" of reading aloud her own dead mom's diary.) atlasobscura.com/places/t…
When actor Dylan McDermott was born his mom was 15 and his dad 17. His parents split and his mother was later killed by a boyfriend. At 15-years-old McDermott was adopted by his father's 3rd wife, she was 23. His stepmother is Eve Ensler, who wrote The Vagina Monologues, she got him into acting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyl…
Baby otters can’t swim when they are born. It can take baby otters months to learn how to swim depending on their species. Sea otter moms need to carry babies on their belly or place them in kelp beds until they learn how to swim properly on their own. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Katy Perry's parents wouldn't let her eat Lucky Charms as a child, because the word "luck" reminded her mom of 'Lucifer'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Golfer Jason Day quit golf in 2016 when he found out his mom had lung cancer. Today, hes ranked one of the best golfers in the world. testlungcancer.com/?sourc…
Camus could have been a professional goalkeeper, but he got diagnosed with tuberculosis and had to switch career, also his Mom was deaf readrounds.com/blog/post/…
Fawns (baby deer) are often left alone for hours while their mothers forage for food. Sometimes well meaning people β€˜kidnap’ the fawn thinking it’s abandoned when it’s really just waiting for its mom. wildlifecenter.org/baby-d…
50% of Panda births result in twins, but Panda moms almost always abandon one. Therefore, Zookeepers have to switch the cubs every few hours to trick the mom in to caring for both. youtu.be/oSRv6znj-n8
Liv Tyler was the product of an affair between her mom, BeBe Buell, and Steven Tyler, during a time when Buell had a live-in relationship with another musician, Todd Rundgren. Liv was born Liv Rundgren and didn't find out until she was 10 years old that Tyler was her real father. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…
In the amazing world of gumball, the voice actor who plays Gumball's Mom, Nicole, also voices his girlfriend, penny, and also DARWIN'S girlfriend, Carrie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
Kenya's Samburu National Reserve is the only place on earth where lions live alone - not in prides - and coexist with villagers because of the harsh desert environment. The lionesses here are such badass moms they teach their 3-month old cubs to take down an antelope. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash once walked in on his mom naked in bed with David Bowie rollingstone.com/music/mu…
If "Finding Nemo" was scientifically accurate, Nemo's dad would have just changed sex and mated with his son after his mom's death edition-m.cnn.com/2013/08…
In guide dog "training camp", puppies with the least attention from the mother dog were the most likely to become guide dogs; whereeas puppies who received the most licks and milk from mom tended to be seeing-eye dog washouts. latimes.com/science/scien…
Allison Janney took the role on the Chuck Lorre sitcom "Mom" about recovering addicts, because of the personal tragedy of her brother who died a addict. huffpost.com/entry/alliso…
Dirty Dancing actress Jennifer Grey (Baby) was in a car accident with Ferris Buellers Day off star, Matthew Broderick that killed a mom and daughter. Broderick was at fault. This mostly haulted Grey's career due to survivors guilt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jen…
Non-invasive prenatal testing, which draws blood from the mom to detect fetal abnormalities, can detect maternal cancer. Multiple severe chromosomal abnormalities can mean mom has cancer rather than fetus has many birth defects technologyreview.com/2015…
Charlize Theron's mom killed her dad in self defense. Charlize was 15-years-old. people.com/movies/charliz…
There's a Korean word for β€˜mom’s friend’s son’, a fictional person who is perfect in everything, that moms compare their sons to all the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umc…
The oldest recorded "your mom" joke was discovered on a 3,500 year old Babylonian tablet in 1976. The text read: β€œ...of your mother is by the one who has intercourse with her. What/who is it?” There was no response on the tablet. io9.gizmodo.com/the-world…
Alexis Goggins, a 7 year-old girl, once took 6 bullets meant for her mother. The perpetrator, her mom's ex, fired several shots in her body, but she still managed to survive. blackdoctor.org/513677/al…
Titus Adams, aged 7, walked barefoot in the snow for half a mile to get help for his mom after she was thrown from her crashed pick-up truck. His courageous half-mile walk amid 23-degree weather saved his mother's life, authorities in Greeley, Colo., said. nydailynews.com/archives/…
Maya Rudolph's mom is the legendary Minnie Riperton, who sang the song Loving You. Minnie was referring to Maya at the end of the song. Minnie Riperton passed away at the age of 31 due to breast cancer. youtube.com/watch?feature…
Dylan McDermott was 5 years old when his mom died of a gunshot in 1967. Her death was ruled an accident at the time but Dylan was able to get the cold case reopened 40 years later. Through the new investigation they discovered a coverup and that her boyfriend (a known gangster) had murdered her. today.com/news/police-act…
Fultz Sisters were the first surviving identical African-American quadruplets. Despite their family’s poor situation, mom being deaf mute, segregation, & general lack of medical sophistication to take care of premies at time, they are 1 of only 3 sets of American quads to survive into adulthood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A 16-year-old shot his parents, who disapproved of violent video games, for confiscating his Halo 3. Before the cops arrived, he drove off in the family van with Halo 3 in the passenger seat. When the cops got to him and were handcuffing him, he yelled "My Dad shot my Mom!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Mila Kunis' mom made her work at Rite Aid scooping ice cream even after she became famous while working on That 70's Show. uproxx.com/tv/mila-kunis-…

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