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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
Eliza Jumel wife of Aaron Burr(3rd VP of the USA who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel) hired Alexander Hamilton Jr. as her divorce lawyer. Alexander Hamilton Jr.'s mom's name was Eliza as well. His wife was also named Eliza. Oh and he had a sister named Eliza. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
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…
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…
Charlize Theron's mom killed her dad in self defense. Charlize was 15-years-old. people.com/movies/charliz…
Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash once walked in on his mom naked in bed with David Bowie rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Today I Learned the song β€œfreaking out the neighborhood” by Mac Demarco is about his mom finding a video of him sticking a pair drum sticks up his ass. timeout.com/newyork/music…
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…
The red-crested turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus), the national bird of Angola, is one of the more colorful birds in its genus, and its call sounds somewhat like a jungle monkey. Turacos are found in large flocks and feed on fruits. Interestingly, all flock members help new moms with "childcare." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
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…
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…
When a mom feels depressed, her baby's cells might feel it, too. At just 18 months old, young children can show biological evidence of added stress. scientificamerican.com/ar…
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…
Beulah Bondi, who played Jimmy Stewart's mom in Its A Wonderful Life, also played his mom in three other films. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beu…
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/…
Winston Churchill's Mom was an American en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lad…
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…
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…
Baby koalas eat their mom's poo because eucalyptus includes toxins that baby koalas can't digest and mom's poo provides necessary microbes that helps baby koala to digest eucalyptus. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02x…
Today I learned of Gypsy Rose, a girl that was tricked by her mom, convinced she had various deadly condition as well as not knowing her own age. She murdered her mom in 2015 www-biography-com.cdn.amp…
There is a woman in Brooklyn who rents herself out as a mom for $40 an hour. Her services include non-judgmental listening, watching a movie with you, reviewing your resume etc. She will, however, now clean your bathroom or do your laundry. "As any mother says, I'm not your maid," she says. businessinsider.in/Theres…
Why magician Penn Jillette paints one of his fingernails. It began when his mom advised him to clean/manicure his nails, since people would be staring at his hands during close up magic. This was initially done in a joking act of defiance, which evolved into the tribute it is today. blog.withings.com/2016/05…
A cat named Pudding who got adopted saved the life of the woman who adopted Pudding that very night. Amy Jung experienced a seizure and Pudding went to Amy's son Ethan who followed Pudding back to his mom and found his mom having a seizure. Ethan called 911 and help soon arrived. huffpost.com/entry/cat-sa…
A 2 year old, Paulie Hynek, survived after being found freezing in a snowbank overnight when he wandered outside looking for his mom. There was no heartbeat, no breathing and no brain activity. Doctors wouldn't declare him dead until he was warmed up. They saved him after warming his blood. minnesota.cbslocal.com/20…
Today I learned of Jason Thomas, an ex-Marine who saved two police officers who were stuck in the rubble of the World Trade Center during 9/11, with the help of another ex-Marine David Karnes. When his mom told him about the attack, Thomas retrieved his Marine uniform and sped to Ground Zero without hesitation. nbcnews.com/id/14350685/n…
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-…
Tupac Shakur's birth name was Lesane Crooks, and his mom renamed him Tupac Amaru when he was one year old. Neither of his birth parents had the last name Crooks. (Mother: Alice Williams, later becoming Afeni Shakur. Father: Billy Garland) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tup…
In Eminem’s 1999 Song β€œMy Name Is”, Em Says the Line β€œI just found out my mom does more dope than I do. I told her I'd grow up to be a famous rapper, Make a record about doin' drugs and name it after her”. Ten Years Later, He Actually Does This With His 2009 Song β€œMy Mom”. genius.com/10769
There is evidence of "your mom" jokes going as far back as 3,500 years ago. io9.gizmodo.com/the-world…
"Dingo ate my baby" jokes in TV shows are referencing a real case. In the 80s, a 9-week old Australian girl was eaten while her family was on vacation. The mom was wrongly convicted of her murder & served six years before her conviction was overturned on new evidence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
The actress (Beatrice Arthur) who played Dorothy on the Golden Girls was actually a year older than the actress (Estelle Getty) who played the character of her mom, Sophia. parade.com/52981/erinhill…
Neil Armstrong's parents were on a game show called "I've Got a Secret" in 1962. In the episode, Neil Armstrong's parents' secret was that on that day, their son was chosen to be an astronaut. The host asked Armstrong's mom how she would feel if he would be the first man on the moon. youtu.be/zd7eWKCOk-A?t=27…
JK Rowling initially allowed the American version of Harry Potter to say "mom". She later regretted this change, and all future editions of Harry Potter used the original British words instead. A lot of other words were also 'lost in translation' e.g. crumpet became muffin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Chris' mom from 'Everybody Hates Chris', Pamela James from 'Martin', Tichina Arnold, also played Crystal in the Greek chorus in the 1986 film adaptation of 'Little Shop of Horrors' slate.com/culture/2016/12…
Ernest Hemingway's mom was so displeased with the content of his critically acclaimed novel that she wrote him a letter chastising him for wasting talent on one of 'the filthiest books of the year' and excessive use of words such as 'damn' and 'bitch' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Daniel Day-Lewis was so convincing as a killer in "Gangs of New York," the mom of his 10 year old co-star for "There Will Be Blood" saw the movie, and didn't want her son acting alongside him anymore. The studio sent her "The Age of Innocence" to reassure her Day-Lewis wasn't actually bad. articles.latimes.com/2007…
Today I learned about Free Mom Hugs- a group of Moms who support LGBTQIA people of any age whose families aren’t supportive of their choices freemomhugs.org
Denny's has seven locations in the Philippines, with such odd menu items as smoked bangus (milkfish) belly and "Mom's spaghetti"β€”with toast dennys.ph/location
The typical American lives no more than 18 miles from their mom. nytimes.com/interactive/2…
Sylvester Stallone considers his 1992 movie 'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot' as β€œmaybe one of the worst films in the entire solar system, including alien productions we’ve never seen," and "a flatworm could write a better script." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
When Charles Manson was a child, his mom sold him for a pitcher of beer to a woman who wanted to have children. cnn.com/2013/09/30/us/man…
Many of the Space Shuttles parts were produced exclusively by small mom and pop shops. When the shuttle retirement was announced, a lifetime buy of parts was made β€” when the Shuttle retired, the mom and pop shops retired with it. spaceref.com/news/viewsr.…
The oldest β€œyour mom” joke was discovered on a 3,500 year old Babylonian tablet. io9.gizmodo.com/the-world…
Sylvester Stallone’s mom reads asses jacquelinestallone.com/ru…
Disney's movie "Mars Needs Moms" resulted in an estimated loss of $130,503,621 and is Disney's worst received movie ever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The Wright Brothers inherited their mechanical aptitude from their mom. airandspace.si.edu/exhibi…
Quokkas moms will throw their babies on the ground as a distraction when being chased by predators mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The mom of Monty Python's John Cleese had such a temper that his "Dad, who had fought in the first World War for three and a half years, sometimes yearned for the relative tranquility of the trenches." npr.org/2014/12/16/371179…
Both Roseanne's TV mom and TV grandma are Academy Award winners for Best Supporting Actress en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aca…
Jack Black's mom was a famous satellite engineer who worked on the Minuteman Missile and Hubble Space telescope project en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" Contributed to A Drop in Teen Birth Rate wellesley.edu/news/2014/0…
Stephen Curry's mom fines him $100USD for each turnover he commits. He is allowed three turnovers before he has to start paying up. sbnation.com/lookit/2015/…
, the 17th in line for the British throne won a silver medal at the London Olympics & her mom (13th in line) presented her with the medal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zar…
Jim Henson made the original Kermit puppet using his mom's coat and two halves of a table tennis ball. americanhistory.si.edu/bl…
In the past decade about 7,800 independent (Mom & Pop ) pizza restaurants closed. foxnews.com/food-drink/20…
In 1968, suburban mom Harriet Glickman wrote to Charles Shulz, creater of Peanuts, about the racial strife gripping the United States following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Their correspondence convinced him to create the character of Franklin. cartoonician.com/crossing…
The best cavity prevention for babies 3-15 mos old is for the mom (or primary caregiver) to chew xyletol gum ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Steven Spielberg resented his father for divorcing his mom which influenced his early works of ET and Close Encounters. But later Steven found out his mom cheated on his dad and so he made father/son reconciliation a theme in Catch Me If You Can and Lincoln. huffingtonpost.com/2012/1…
A boy wrote Jay Leno asking him to take him to school because he told his friends that Jay was his uncle. So Jay picked the kid up in his Lamborghini Countach and drove him to school. When dropping him off, he yelled out the window "Say hi to your mom for me!" and drove away. youtube.com/watch?v=a2vcT…
A massive ice storm in Quebec in 1998 helped scientists to understand β€œepigenetic inheritance”: stress on pregnant moms during the prolonged power outage led to changes in infants’ DNA that is linked to illnesses later in life. The research program was named Project Ice Storm. mcgill.ca/projetverglas/i…
You only need to use 39 digits of Pi to accurately determine the circumference of the universe to within the width of a single hydrogen atom. (Insert "your mom" jokes accordingly) gizmodo.com/5985858/how-m…
The B-side of Fountains of Wayne's popular song "Stacy's Mom" was a cover of a 1965 Burt Bacharach song. "Trains and Boats and Planes". discogs.com/Fountains-Of-…
Mama June (Honey Boo Boo's Mom) rather than spending the money made from "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has placed it in a trust fund for the education of her daughters and granddaughter. thestir.cafemom.com/enter…
Today I learned about Compassion Flights where pilots volunteer for people in need. When Robert Zemeckis heard about his pilot's compassion flight - a battered mom and her child needed to be moved out of state immediately - the director donated his jet and fuel. endeavorawards.org/oscar-…
Zayn Malik was never willing to audition for X-Factor. He was forced by his mom to go for the audition and thus he became famous. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zay…
Eminem's mom tried to sue him for $10 million dollars in defamation. She ended up settling for $1,600 in damages en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emi…
Anne Heche's mom is a famous psychotherapist that believes gays can become straight through faith in Christ. Her husband (Anne's father) was closeted and died of AIDS. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
Stacey's Mom, from the Fountains Of Wayne song, was actually his friends grandmother en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Kepler's 73-year mom was imprisoned and put on trial for practicing witchcraft, forcing the famed astronomer to leave his studies for a year to defend her. theguardian.com/books/201…
The mom of the baby on the cover of Biggie Small's "Ready to Die" album had a difficult time getting other baby modeling gigs because of his enormous, ultimately iconic afro vinylmeplease.com/magazin…
A pregnant single mom was investigated for welfare fraud after a DNA test showed she wasn't the mother of her own children. When she went in for follow-up tests, doctors realized she was a chimera. opposingviews.com/i/healt…
The Armstrong kids had Neil Armstrong piloting a private plane for family vacations. Their mom would be the co-pilot while they just sat in the back and used a bottle when they had to pee. nytimes.com/2018/09/28/sc…
The world's oldest "your mom" joke was discovered on a 3500-year-old Babylonian tablet. huffingtonpost.com/2012/0…
A baby in Poland was born with 23 times the legal BAC after his mom went on a drinking binge the night before opposingviews.com/i/healt…
Kanye West lived in China as a child while his mother taught in Nanjing. His mom reports that he was a diligent student who picked up the language well. nextshark.com/kanye-west-…
*NSYNC received their name after Justin Timberlake’s mom said how β€˜in sync’ the groups voices were. It is also a play on each member’s name: justiN, chriS, joeY, jasoN, jC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSY…
The American Family Association (One Million Moms) is recognized as an active hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center splcenter.org/get-informe…
A man sneezed out the tip (penny sized) of a toy dart while at his computer. It had been lodged unknowingly in his nasal cavity for 44 years. He had to confirm with his mom... time.com/3857471/man-snee…
Talia Shire (Adrian from the Rocky movies) is Francis Ford Coppola's sister, Jason Shwartzman's mom, and Nicolas Cage's aunt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
The DJ "scratch" was accidentally created when Grand Wizard held a spinning record in place so he could hear his mom, who was yelling at him. rap.about.com/od/hiphop10…
In 1959, the guy who wrote "Louie, Louie" sold the song's rights for $750 to pay for his wedding. In the mid-80s, he was living on welfare with his mom in South Central LA, when a lawyer convinced him to take action to get the rights back. He settled out of court and became a millionaire. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
A Texas Mom woke up from surgery with a British Accent - suffering from Foreign Accent Syndrome youtube.com/watch?v=HQaub…
The EPA conducted live human testing by paying moms with infants to spray pesticides into their own homes peer.org/news/news-releas…

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