After the band Alice Cooper bombed a show in the first ten minutes, a manager approached them and arranged an audition with Frank Zappa at his house at 7 o'clock. They misinterpreted this as 7 in the morning and woke him up, who was impressed nevertheless and signed them for a three album deal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
The 1987 film 'Good Morning Vietnam' was only loosely based on the life of Sgt. Adrian Cronauer. He passed away in 2018. His tombstone reads "Vietnam DJ, Beloved". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adr…
Charlotte BrontΓ«, who wrote "Jane Eyre", died while pregnant, of extreme morning sickness (hyperemisis gravidarum). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyp…
For 18 months, a village in Wales was mystified as to why their broadband internet crashed at 7am every morning, until engineers "picked up a large burst of electrical interference" springing from one dude turning on his very old TV. independent.co.uk/life-st…
African elephants often bury dead or sleeping humans or aid them when they are hurt. One woman fell asleep under a tree and woke to find an elephant standing over her gently touching her. As other elephants arrived they buried her under branches. She was found the next morning unharmed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Seahorse couples greet each other every morning with a dance, which sometimes involves changing colour. It is a way of reinforcing their bond and synchronising their reproductive cycles. nationalgeographic.com/an…
A man accidentally decapitated his friend while drunk driving by driving into a telephone pole and didn’t have realise until the morning after wave3.com/story/2240836/l…
Saved by the Bell was originally called Good Morning, Miss Bliss. It was set in Indianapolis, included Zach, Screech, Lisa, and Mr. Belding, and was absorbed/retrofitted into Saved by the Bell after one season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
When filming "The Lost Patrol" in Arizona, the cast only worked in early morning and late afternoon, to avoid the intense day heat. The producer wanted longer filming hours, and to prove his point, walked around in the open at midday. He soon collapsed from the heat, requiring hospital treatment en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
On the first day the Suez Canal opened, Nov 17, 1869, a French ship named the PΓ©luse ran aground and blocked the canal, forcing ships stuck in the canal to wait until the next morning when the PΓ©luse was hauled away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sue…
Today I learned of drockling, the sleepy state of repeatedly falling asleep and waking up in the morning while hitting the snooze button. Drockling can make you feel more drowsy in the morning despite getting more sleep. careicahealth.com/news/sl…
Daylight Savings Time has been shown to increase the rate of heart attacks (AMI’s) by 24% the morning of the time change. Scientists think this is due to the change in our sleep cycle. Conversely, when the time switches back, the study showed a 21% decrease in AMI’s that day. openheart.bmj.com/content…
In Japan, condemned prisoners are not told their date of execution and only informed on the morning of their execution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Noel Gallagher convinced Liam that he was being haunted by ghosts. Liam would get up in the morning and have his breakfast they would rearrange his room. He’d arrive pale: β€˜Have you been in my fucking room?’ β€˜No, why?’ β€˜You’ve been in my room, because now the fucking lamp is in the toilet.’ nme.com/news/music/noel-g…
Queen Elizabeths grandfather, King George V, was euthanized by his physician. The physician wrote in his journal that he euthanized the King so that his death would be announced in the morning newspapers, rather than the "less appropriate evening journals". wikipedia.org/wiki/George…
Handel composed Messiah in an interlude, somewhere between three and four weeks in August and September 1741. "He would literally write from morning to night". Mozart confessed himself to be humble in the face of Handel's genius smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
There's a farmer in South Africa who has bred ducks for many years. He uses the ducks instead of pesticides on his farm. Every morning he assembles over 1,000 ducks into a line to go and pluck the pests out of his vineyard. youtu.be/H6Ehoxu9QY8
Bill Paxton was in the crowd when President Kennedy emerged from the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth on the morning of his assassination on November 22, 1963. Photographs of an eight-year-old Paxton being lifted above the crowd are on display at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Today I learned about Jim Thorpe, the first Native American to win a gold medal in the United States. On the morning of his decathlon event, his running shoes were stolen. Using two mismatched shoes (including one taken from the garbage), he won the gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
There is a Lucky Charms flavored beer called "Saturday Morning" IPA. The beer is brewed using Lucky Charms inspired marshmallows and is 6.6 percent alcohol by volume. delish.com/food-news/a264…
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_…
A teasmade is a machine for making tea automatically, which was once common in the UK. They generally include an analogue alarm clock and are designed to be used at the bedside, to ensure tea is ready first thing in the morning. Crude versions existed as far back as Victorian times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea…
In 2009 you had to be happy or else! Employees of Japan's Keihin Electric Express Railway faced morning smile checks, where they were subjected to software that analyzed their facial expression to produce a rating of their smile on a scale of zero to 100 japantoday.com/category/f…
A Uriah Heep song, "July morning", was not inspired by, but was the inspiration _for_ the Bulgarian celebration and festivity "July morning" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
The "Nope, Chuck Testa" commercial was created by Rhett and Link before Good Mythical Morning en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
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…
According to Jewish law, the deceased should be buried as quickly as possible - if the passing occurred in the morning, one should try to ensure that they are buried before dusk of the same day. It is also forbidden to hold an open casket viewing, which is considered extremely disrespectful chabad.org/library/articl…
Alfred Hitchcock used to play sadistic pranks on his coworkers. Once he had a bet with the prop guy to spend a night tied to camera.The man agreed and had a drink with Alfred but Alfred put laxatives in his drink.When people came in the morning, he was found crying in his own poop's puddle. telegraph.co.uk/films/201…
Today I learned of Hermann Buhl, a mountain climber who became the first person to climb the 9th highest mountain in the world, Nanga Parbat. It was a solo climb. On his descent, he was caught in darkness and was forced to stand upright on a rock ledge for the entire night, in order to survive until morning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
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-…
When Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashed, the first helicopter on scene that evening reported no signs of life so rescuers decided to pause and continue the next morning. Many initial survivors slowly died through the night from shock and exposure, leaving 4 survivors out of 524 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…
Today I learned of Aitzaz Hasan, who died after noticing and stopping a suicide bomber from entering the gates of his school during morning assembly in 2014. He has been credited with saving hundreds of students' lives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ait…
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/…
RuPaul and Michelle Visage have been running shows together since the 90's. They were co-hosting a morning talk show on the WKTU 103.5 fm radio in 1996. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WKT…
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…
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
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…
To raise funds to produce the first Mad Max film, director George Miller went out on emergency medical calls. The budget was still too low, so some of the crew was paid in "slabs" (24-packs) of beer, and some of the props were stolen in the early morning and returned before anyone noticed vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
The scene of Jim walking around a deserted London in 28 Days Later is really deserted, with the film crew filming the scene very early in the morning before rush hour to make it easier to close the streets of London cinema.com/articles/1468/…
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…
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…
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 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…
Richard Foster, the author of A Nice Morning Drive (published in 1973), which was the inspiration for the Rush song Red Barchetta, didn't find out until 1996 that his story had inspired the lyrics of the song. bmwbmw.org/forums/viewtop…
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…
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…
The weight of gravity ever so slightly contracts and compresses our spines to the point where we are a bit taller in the morning than we are in the evening. The larger the planet the heavier the pull of gravity. youtube.com/watch?v=QcUey…
Then-morning show host David Letterman was set to host the late night portion of NBC's American TV coverage of the 1980 Moscow Olympics as it wanted to "throw some entertainment elements" in. He never got the chance to as it was canceled due to the US-led boycott of the Soviet Union. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
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 last weekend of Saturday morning cartoons in America was aired on October 4th, 2014. The CW aired its last segment of "The Vortexx" and replaced it with a 5-hour block of educational programming called "One Magnificent Morning" gizmodo.com/this-is-the-f…

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