Adam Sandler's movie "50 First Dates" inspired a real therapy program in which patients with early dementia watch every morning a video message of support from their loved ones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_…
At 1:10 a.m. on May 9, 1945, night owls in the USSR heard a radio report that Nazi Germany had officially surrendered to the Soviet Union. Rather than wait until morning to celebrate, citizens took to the streets in their pajamas. 22 hours later, the entire country had run out of vodka. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
When on tour, Queen would play their own version of Scrabble they called "Death Scrabble". They would have intense games through the night till morning.The highest single word laid down was by Brian, with the word Lacquers, worth 168 points. Freddie never forgave him for that. youtu.be/uw4ztyeOzNQ
Before alarm clocks were cheap or reliable, "knocker-uppers" specialized in waking people up in the morning by shooting dried peas with blow guns at their windows. They would not leave until they made sure that their clients had actually awoken. geriwalton.com/knocker-up…
The Rolling Stones’ first No. 1 single, '(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction', was written, in part, by Keith Richards during a dream. Apparently, while asleep, he started rolling a tape and playing guitar, and the next morning he listened back and was satisfied with about 30 seconds of the riff. ultimateclassicrock.com/r…
The physicians of King George V administered fatal doses of morphine and cocaine so that his death would be reported in the morning newspaper edition, rather than the "less appropriate... evening journals." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness was promised by Al Capone that $2,000 would be on his desk every Monday morning if he turned a blind eye to his gang's bootlegging activities ( $33,000 a week in 2018 adjusting for inflation). Ness refused the bribe, was penniless when he died in 1957. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Contrary to the Australian phrase β€œwaking up at sparrows fart” to indicate a time very early in the morning, birds don’t fart. blog.lauraerickson.com/20…
Today I learned of the old adage: β€œRed sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in morning, sailor's warning". By basing the color of the sunset/sunrise one can tell of the weather conditions for that day/night. loc.gov/everyday-mysterie…
King George V was euthanized/killed when injected with fatal doses of morphine and cocaine in his deathbed, so that the announcement was ''in the morning papers rather than the less appropriate evening journals.'' nytimes.com/1986/11/28/wo…
In 1980, a woman named Jean Hilliard had a car accident. She walked 2 miles in freezing weather to her friend's house and collapsed 15 feet away from the door. The temperature dropped to βˆ’22 Β°F (βˆ’30 Β°C). She was found frozen the next morning after spending 6 hours as a popsicle. She survived. youtube.com/watch?v=HOcGZ…
There were more American casualties on the last morning of WW1 (3,560) than on Omaha Beach (β‰ˆ2,000) armytimes.com/veterans/sa…
Caffeine has a half life of 5.7 hours on average. So even if you only drink coffee in the morning, it'll still be in your system when you go to bed. caffeineinformer.com/the-…
Michael Jordan says Kobe Bryant is the only player to ever have approached him in work ethic, waking up at 430 in the morning to practice before his required practice with his team businessinsider.com/kobe-…
Commodus, a Roman emperor often portrayed in media as vile and cruel, would shoot hundreds of animals with arrows and javelins every morning, and fought as a gladiator every afternoon, winning all the fights. He was strangled by his wrestler partner and declared a public enemy post death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Today I learned of the E/I or educational and informative standards that regulate the content of network television programming aimed at a youth audience, forcing networks to drop the classic Saturday morning cartoons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg…
Today I learned about "July Morning", an event in Bulgaria, where people gather on the beach all night and wait for the first July sunrise. bnt.bg/en/a/the-bulgarian…
'growing pains' in kids has nothing to do with growing. Around 20% of kids have night time leg pain, but it's thought more likely due to sports or having a lower pain threshold. The pain is typically gone by morning with no known ongoing issues. news.psu.edu/story/141240…
Today I learned about "Star Jelly", a strange jelly or slime that sometime appears on earth in the morning before disappearing or dissolving. Science has not explanation of this phenomenon. (Fixed link) futurism.com/strange-unex…
Ted Bundy returned to a crime scene the morning after he had abducted and killed a student, Georgann Hawkins, in order to retrieve some evidence. There, in the midst of a major investigation, he took her earrings and one of her shoes from an adjoining parking lot, and left, unobserved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted…
In Soviet Russia North, at mornings drivers made a fire under engines their trucks for about two hours, before starting the engine. There were two options: never cut off the engine and run it 24/7 or make a fire. Otherwise, oil would freeze. youtu.be/ZpM62M6jN14?t=53
Japanese prisoners who are on death row are informed on the morning of their execution.their relatives, lawyer are told afterwards. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
A Saturday morning cartoon called ProStars starred three professional athletes from the 1990's - Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky & Bo Jackson. During it's 13 episode run, the show centered around the three athletes fighting crime, helping children, and often protecting the environment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Today I learned about "Black Sunday", Disneyland's disastrous opening day. Asphalt poured that morning melted in the 101 Β°F weather, counterfeit tickets added 3x the park's capacity, a plumbers' strike forced Walt to choose running toilets over water fountains, vendors ran out of food, rides were hijacked, etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
When George Washington died in 1799, the British Royal Navy was ordered to lower their flags to half mast. The London Morning Chronicle opined that β€˜The whole range of history does not present to our view a character upon which we can dwell with such entire and unmixed admiration’. historytoday.com/archive/…
Jimi Hendrix’s contract for Woodstock stipulated that no act could play after him. The scheduled performance times went so far off that he didn’t take the stage until 9am Monday morning. Most people had already left, and only about 10,000 people actually saw him play. history.com/.amp/news/rem…
When Titanic first struck the iceberg, William Carter told his wife to "Get up and dress yourself and the children". She didn't see him again until the next morning, when all he said was he had had a jolly good breakfast and that he never thought she would make it. They divorced two years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc…
On the night of September 10th, 2001, an artist by the name Monika Bravo filmed 7 hours of footage of a thunderstorm from the 91st floor of the WTC North Tower. She took the raw footage home with her that night. The next morning, both towers collapsed. The video she edited is found here: rendering.911memorial.org…
Morning Wood (penile erections during sleep) are not more frequent during sexual dreams than during non-sexual dreams. Only 12% of men's dreams contain sexual content. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sle…
In 1980 a Jean Hilliard had a car accident. She walked 2 miles (3.2 km) in freezing weather to her friends house and collapsed 15 feet (4.6 m) away from the door. The temperature dropped to βˆ’22 Β°F (βˆ’30 Β°C). She was found frozen the next morning after spending 6 hours as a popsicle. She survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Today I learned of Kenny "K-Strass" Strasser. Before achieving fame as Nate on The Office, comedian Mark Proksch convinced multiple news shows that he was a Yo-Yo Master named "K Strass". He appeared an multiple morning shows, often unable to do basic Yo-Yo tricks deadspin.com/fake-yo-yo-t…
A colossal statue of Amenhotep III was damaged by an eathquake in 27 bc and afterwards would sing in the morning when warmed by the sun. It was repaired some 300 years later and no longer sings. atlasobscura.com/places/c…
On the morning of the September 11 attacks, several of the hijackers were selected for extra screening of their checked bags, before they boarded American Airlines Flight 11 at Logan International Airport. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Director Chris Columbus created a short lived 1986 Saturday morning cartoon, "Galaxy High", which aired on CBS, about two kids who attend a magic school in outer space. He would go on in 2001 and 2002, to make the first two "Harry Potter" films, also about a magical school. tv.com/shows/galaxy-high-…
The Japanese Empire attacked Hong Kong on the same morning as Pearl Harbor, only 4 hours after the attack, which led to the Battle of Hong Kong. After 17 days of fighting, the British Empire surrendered on Christmas, a day which would be later referred to as Black Christmas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Mr. Rogers responded to every fan letter he received. He would wake up 5 every morning, pray, and begin answering letters as part of his daily routine. Many children wrote to him about their personal issues, such as family members dying. He received between 50 and 100 letters every day. mentalfloss.com/article/9…
A 1932 war game included a surprise attack against Pearl Harbor from 152 carrier-borne aircraft on a Sunday morning. Umpires awarded the victory to the defending forces, saying that precision bombing of battleships was unrealistic. military.com/navy/pearl-h…
Ambien means good morning (AM =morning, bien=good) and Vicodin got its name from being six (VI) times more powerful than codeine (codin). pharmacytimes.com/contrib…
Saved by the Bell was originally called 'Good Morning, Miss Bliss' and starred Parent Trap actress Hayley Mills as a teacher. The show was cancelled after a single season then repackaged with Zack, Lisa, Screech and Mr. Belding retained from the original show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
In 1777, Frederick the Great issued an official statement urging his subjects to drink beer in the morning instead of coffee. mentalfloss.com/amazingfa…
We are around 1cm taller in the morning than by the end of the day, due to compressien cartilage in our spine and in other parts of our bodies jamaicahospital.org/newsl…
Too much exposure to sun or heat drains the flowers of their bright colors. Many flowers prefer morning sun and filtered afternoon light. Other causes of faded flower color include the fact that flowers generally fade after pollination. gardeningknowhow.com/plan…
The Jetsons original run consisted of only 24 episodes that first aired on ABC from September 1962 to March 1963. Reruns of those episodes were broadcast on Saturday mornings on ABC (1963-64);CBS (1964–65 and 1969–71) and NBC (1965–67; 1971–76; 1979–81 and 1982–83). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is a village in India whose main export are men! This village prepares men to become bouncers for nightclubs and bars. They do so by having a 2 hour workout in the morning, followed by a 2 hour workout in the afternoon, in combination with high-protein food. cnn.com/2014/11/30/world/…
, nopales picked from a prickly pear cactus taste better if harvested in the morning. Acid content is lower in the morning, but builds with sunlight, so nopales harvested at the end of the day is more bitter. I guess, the early bird catches the sweeter nopales. gardeningknowhow.com/orna…
John Quincy Adams would go skinny dipping in the Potomac River every morning. Anne Royall, the first female journalist to ever score an interview with a president, discovered Adams skinny dipping one morning and hid his clothing until he agreed to talk to her. huffingtonpost.com/2012/1…
The idea for MyPillow came in a dream: β€œI’m going to invent the best pillow the world has ever seen!” inventor Mike Lindell told his daughter at breakfast the morning after. An ex drug addict, he grew the company to $280m of revenue in 2016, now making 37,000 pillows per day. bloomberg.com/news/featur…
"morning wood" is medically important to penile health, and that not having it over extend periods of time is a possible sign of a health issue. healthline.com/health/men…
Obese people tend to eat little in the morning and much in the afternoon and evening. Going to bed a little hungry, a number of days each week, is going to drop the pounds chatelaine.com/health/fit…
The producers of the movie Das Boot used a life size mock-up of a U-Boat for the exterior shots. One morning the crew woke up to find it missing, only to later learn that a certain filmmaker named Steven Spielberg had rented it for his movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and no one had told them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das…
In 2019, three medieval enthusiasts rented a hotel room together to end their lives. In the morning, a maid entered the room and discovered two dead people with an arrow to the heart, and one dead person with a self-inflicted arrow to the neck. It was ruled "death by crossbow." nytimes.com/2019/05/14/wo…
Cactus flesh will taste sour in the morning and sweet in the afternoon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
Today I learned of Benjamin Ferencz. A Transylvanian-born 99 year old lawyer who was chief prosecutor in the Einzatzgruppen trial in Nuremberg. In 2016 he donated $1m to the Washington Holocaust Museum. Not only does he still continue to work to this day, but he does 125 push ups every morning castbox.fm/vb/88935339
When a queen bee became trapped in a car in Wales in 2016, the swarm followed the car. The local beekeepers association removed the bees but next morning they were back. edition.cnn.com/2016/05/2…
New York Yankee's pitcher David Wells stayed out all night partying until the next morning. While hung over he pitched a perfect game, retiring all 27 batters he faced marking the 15th perfect game in MLB history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Growing up in rural North Carolina, Richard β€œOld Man” Harrison of Pawn Stars fame became a school bus driver at the age of 14, parking it at his house every night and picking up children in the morning. He also earned his nickname of β€œOld Man” at the age of 38 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
An elderly woman slept through the People’s Temple mass suicide in Jonestown. She woke up the next morning to discover the bodies of over 900 members of the cult. rollingstone.com/culture/…
The inventor of Vaseline, who lived to be 96, swore that eating a spoonful of Vaseline each morning was beneficial to health. ripleys.com/weird-news/ro…
Adolf Hitler was a movie buff who would stay up watching foreign movies and sometimes not go to sleep until 10 in the morning. This meant that he wouldn't get out of bed until some time in the afternoon. His first meeting of the day was therefore at his breakfast, which to his guests was dinner. historytoday.com/miscella…
It that King Charles II used to tease his mistress for sleeping late. It is reported that he offered her "all the land she could ride around before breakfast". The next morning he found her already sitting for breakfast after encircling an area currently known as Bestwood Park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bes…
Before resigning in 1974, President Nixon envisioned a "wired nation." Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman said, "You could use your television set to order up whatever you wanted. The morning paper, entertainment services, shopping...." The Book of Lists likened the plan to "Big Brother." timemachinego.com/linkmac…
Warren Buffett, the fourth richest man in the world, eats at McDonald’s every single morning and only orders one of three things. It never costs him more than $3.17. cnbc.com/2018/04/18/warre…
There is scientific validity to the ancient saying "Red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky at morning, sailor's warning." esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/ab…
On September 10th, 2001, The Onion newspaper celebrated completing their first New York issue which was to be published the next morning. For obvious reasons, it was never released. yahoo.com/news/blogs/cutl…
The lazy cops-donuts stereotype was the exact opposite of its origin: cops used to frequent donut shops in the past because they need to have work done and donut shops were the only ones that are open really early in the morning (to prepare for the breakfast rush). time.com/4800386/donuts-d…
You're about a half inch taller in the morning than at night because of how strong earth's gravity is. knowledgestew.com/2015/03…
On Saturday night (30 March '12), the Chief of the Israeli Navy gave a surprise order for 3 ships to prepare to leave for a 10-day exercise; the men on the ships worked all night only to learn the next morning (1 April '12) that it was all an April Fool's Day joke. timesofisrael.com/april-f…
The first official Armistice Day events were subsequently held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on the morning of 11 November 1919, which included a two-minute silence as a mark of respect for those who died in the war and those left behind. This would set the trend for a day of remembrance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
A 12 year old girl named Martina Maturana saved much of her village's population from being killed by a tsunami when she noticed boats moving up and down in the morning and ran to ring the warning bell independent.co.uk/news/wo…
The BBC service dedicated to people with disabily is called Ouch! - The site's editor, Damon Rose, came up with the name Ouch! one morning in the shower. He says: "There's an Ouch! moment when you become disabled or give birth to a disabled child..." bbc.co.uk/ouch/about.shtm…
Artist William Basinski's four ambient albums, "The Disintegration Loops," were recorded by looping old tapes that would slightly deteriorate every loop. By coincidence, the first and longest portion was finished on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Basinski dedicated the works to the 9/11 victims. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The saying "Red sky at night, sailors' delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning..." is over two thousand years old and is attributed to the Jewish people of the Second Temple Period (between 516 BCE and 70 CE). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Immediately after he gave up absolute power by signing a constitution, King Frederick VII of Denmark remarked, "that was nice, now I can sleep in in the mornings" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rev…
On 4 July 2015 pilots in United States Air Force (USAF) F-22A Raptors and USAF F-15 Eagles intercepted Russian Air Force (RAF) Tu-95 "Bear" bombers. The RAF pilots communicated with the USAF pilots: "Good morning American pilots, we are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day." northcom.mil/Portals/28/D…
The translation for 'breakfast' in Brazil is 'cafe da manha' which literally translates to 'coffee of the morning'. Brazil is the world's largest coffee producer. worldatlas.com/articles/t…
The Legend of the Christmas Spider is an Eastern European folktale explaining tinsel on Christmas trees. A poor widow could not afford to decorate her tree. A spider covered it in cobwebs overnight. Morning sunlight turned the webs into gold and silver. They never lived in poverty again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leg…
Before there were alarm clocks, there were β€œknocker-uppers”, who were hired to shoot dried peas from a blow gun at people’s windows in order to wake them up in the morning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kno…
Henry Rollins and his friend Joe Cole were held up at gunpoint. Henry escaped but Joe was murdered. Rollins later said he kept a plastic container full of soil soaked with Cole's blood. Rollins said, "I dug up all the earth where his head fell ... I say good morning to him every day" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
The BBC's saturday morning kids show Dick & Dom inda Bungalow was debated in parliament when Conservative MP Peter Luff attacked it for its lavatorial content. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dic…
Ray Stevens was the first person to hit the charts with the Johnny Cash hit Sunday Morning Coming Down which was written by Kris Kristofferson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
On the Fourth of July every year, at 6:00 in the morning, a man sets off 50 pounds of dynamite in Aspen Colorado. He does this to start the festivities, and has been for almost 50 years. aspentimes.com/news/aspen…
The morning singing of birds is called the "dawn chorus". It is mostly male birds that sing in the morning and it is theorized that they do so to show fitness, the air and low ambient noise allows for clearer signal, and it's too dark to really do anything else. thespruce.com/dawn-chorus…
There is scientific validity to the old saying, "Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning." scientificamerican.com/ar…
John Quincy Adams (the sixth US president) used to swim nude in the Potomac every morning. businessinsider.com/john-…
Despite suffering 16 axe blows to the head, a man still lived long enough to go around and enact his morning routine in a zombie-like state- dressing, making breakfast, and even getting the morning paper, before succumbing to his wounds. youtube.com/watch?v=xrOwy…
Pat Sajak (the host of Wheel of Fortune) took over for the "Good Morning Vietnam" radio host Adrian Cronauer (famously portrayed by Robin Williams) during the Vietnam war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
King George V of the United Kingdom was euthanised by his doctor both to ease the suffering of the King and family - but also to make the announcement in the morning papers, not the evening papers. bmj.com/content/308/6941/…
Even if we didn't see sunlight,our bodies would still have a 24hour circadian rhythm.We would sense Zeitgebers,things that regularly happen in the course of 1 day,like temperature fluctuations or even our morning coffee and latch itself onto them.It's how blind people's bodies count hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zei…
Upon being told he couldn't go to Disneyland due to security concerns, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev went berserk. He said afterwards, "Is there an epidemic of cholera there or something? Or have gangsters taken hold of the place that can destroy me?” Khrushchev left LA the next morning. history.com/this-day-in-h…
If you are sentenced to death in Japan, once your final appeal is exhausted you execution date is kept secret until the morning it happens. articles.latimes.com/2006…
Two y/o Karlee Kosolofski was found dead, frozen to her porch in 1994. She had followed her dad out of the house on a -22Β°C morning and couldn't reach the handle to get back in. Over five hours later, she was found and amazingly revived with only the lower part of her leg needing amputation. cbc.ca/news/canada/saskat…
Today I learned that antiperspirant deodorant is designed to be put on before bed and not after your morning shower. allure.com/story/antipers…
Before there were alarm clocks, there were β€œknockers-up”, who were hired to shoot dried peas from a blow gun at people’s windows in order to wake them up in the morning en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kno…
JK Rowling's first husband was a 23 year old student who claimed that he was the first to read Harry Potter. Their marriage fell apart less than a year later after he forced her out of the apartment with their baby daughter at 5 in the morning nypost.com/2000/07/11/a-d…
There were only five original songs in the 1994 Disney film "The Lion King." A sixth song, "The Morning Report," was added later to home video releases. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Ben & Jerry’s was originally going to be a bagel company, but Ben and Jerry found the bagel-making equipment to be too pricey. Their plan was to deliver bagels, lox, cream cheese, and the New York Times on Sunday mornings. benjerry.com/whats-new/20…
Stenocara is a species of beetle that is native to the Namib Desert of southern Africa. This is one of the most arid areas of the world, receiving only 1.4 centimetres (0.55 in) of rain per year. The beetle is able to survive by collecting water on its bumpy back surface from early morning fogs. youtu.be/TmyfqjXOf7M
There is a term for people who chronically have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning called DYSANIA. bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/articl…
Today I learned that doctors are more likely to proscribe unnecessary antibiotics in the afternoon than in the morning. npr.org/2018/01/17/578666…

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