A 60 years old Japanese Truck Driver found out he was accidentally switched at birth in 1953 at San Ikukai Hospital in Tokyo. His biological parents are rich family & the infant who took his place grew up to be the Head of a Real Estate company. Meanwhile he was raised by a poor single mother. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Despite being advised to join the NBA after one year in college, Tim Duncan decided to stay in school for 3 more years because he had promised his mother, on her deathbed, that he would get his college degree. The move paid off, as he got drafted by the Spurs & won 5 championships with them grunge.com/12319/true-sto…
Puppies removed from their mother before 12 weeks of age experience more behavioral problems and are less healthy than puppies separated from mother after 3 months. Removing puppies early doesn't improve puppies' ability to bond with humans. europepmc.org/article/MED…
An Arizona man, Paul Menchaca, was charged with multiple counts of sex abuse and fraudulent schemes after he allegedly faked having Down syndrome and hired female caregivers to bathe him and change his diapers. Using an online service, Menchaca posed as his mother to lure alleged victims. q13fox.com/2018/09/14/man…
The largest Masonic Temple in the world, the Detroit Masonic Temple, was saved from foreclosure in 2013 by Jack White of the White Stripes. White paid off $142,000 owed in back taxes by the Temple due to the fact that it had given his mother a job as an usher when she was in need. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Det…
Gene Wilder got into comedy and acting because of his mother's heart condition. His mother's doctor told him to 'Try to make her laugh,' to make her feel better, leading to his conscious efforts to make other people laugh. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Charlize Theron's abusive father was shot dead by her mother, in self defence. This happened on a night when he sprayed bullets into Charlize's room door, which Charlize and her mother had held shut for protection. Upon their miraculous survival, her mother immediately shot him down. bbc.com/news/newsbeat-508…
In 2016, partner surgeons Dr Darrell Cass and Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye successfully operated on a 23 week old baby by removing her from the mother’s womb, removing a tumour and then replacing her back in the womb. She was born a second time, healthy and on time. edition.cnn.com/2016/10/2…
Today I learned of Lydia Fairchild a mother from Washington State who's accused of fraud & kidnapping her own children. During application for government assistance, DNA test shows she has no connection to her kids. It turned out she has chimerism, she has 2 sets of DNA, the reason for the maternal test anomaly lifedaily.com/story/mothe…
The Very First Kermit The Frog Puppet Was Made Of An Old Green Coat Creator Jim Henson's Mother Owned, And A Ping Pong Ball Cut In Half. britannica.com/topic/Kerm…
Near the end of filming the movie Matilda, Mara Wilson's mother passed away from breast cancer. Director Danny DeVito was able to show a near final cut of the film to her so she could see her daughters performance. The movie is also dedicated to her memory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Mothers who wait till 25 to have their first kid, are 11% more likely to live to 90 time.com/4574770/older-mo…
The first female American astronaut Sally Ride was a respected astrophysicist and a top athlete. However, before her flight, she fielded questions such as "Will the flight affect your reproductive organs?", "Do you weep when things go wrong?" and "Will you become a mother?" from the US media. people.com/archive/cover-…
Octopuses have 2/3 of their neurons in their tentacles; the mother dies almost immediately after the eggs are hatched, due to exhaustion; their blood is copper based which makes it blue; they can change the color of their skin, & also texture; they can watch and learn; evolved from snails. youtu.be/GJor1sk_JDI
Today I learned of the "Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks", a painting that depicts the legendary event whereby in reply to a demand for their surrender from the Ottoman Sultan, the Cossacks sent a letter back filled numerous insults and profanities, telling the Sultan to "fuck thy mother". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rep…
Today I learned about Roman soldier Pantera. In Celsius' "The true word" Jesus was depicted as the result of an affair between his mother Mary and this soldier. Both the ancient Talmud and medieval Jewish writings reinforced this notion, referring "Yeshu ben Pantera", which means "Jesus, son of Pantera" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tib…
Rosemary Kennedy (younger sister of John and Robert) was lobotomised at 23 to deal with mood swings and erratic behaviour. Her mother was informed of this decision after the procedure had taken place. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
Today I learned of Eva Umlauf, a Jew who arrived in Auschwitz at the age of two in 1944. Despite her young age, she was tattooed with her camp number: A26959. Getting it was so painful, that she passed out. Her mother was a digit lower. Eva thinks she was the youngest child to have been tattooed who survived. theguardian.com/world/201…
Aramaic -the language spoken by the historical Jesus- is still being spoken as a mother tongue in a small village in Syria. youtube.com/watch?v=e50qi…
Stanley Kubrick wanted to use Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother suite in A Clockwork Orange. Pink Floyd's bassist Roger Waters refused when he found out Kubrick would edit the music to fit the film. Later, Waters asked Kubrick to use sounds from 2001: A Space Odyssey on a record. Kubrick refused. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_C…
Today I learned of Roza Shanina, whose teenage brother was killed by Germans in WWII. Seeing how sad her mother was, she joined the Red Army as a 17-year old sniper and killed 59 Nazis as revenge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roz…
In 1954, when the Swanson TV dinner was first sold in retail outlets, it was controversial: men wrote to the company complaining that they preferred their wives cook from scratch like their mothers did as opposed to the "just heat and serve" meal. eater.com/2014/8/21/62144…
Author Robert Howard created Conan the Barbarian and invented the entire 'sword and sorcery' genre. He took care of his sickly mother his entire adult life, never married and barely dated. The day his mother finally died, he he walked out to his car, grabbed a gun, and shot himself in the head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Czech doctors successfully delivered a baby girl 117 days after her mother had suffered a severe stroke and became brain dead. After delivery, they disconnected the mother’s life support. reuters.com/article/us-cz…
A Scottish teen's mother had been nagging him for weeks to clean his bedroom. When Ryan Kitching finally cleaned his room, he found 12 old lottery tickets in a drawer; one of them was a winner for Β£52,981. telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
Today I learned about Ashley's Sack. Ashley, a slave, was sold at nine years old. Her mother provided a cotton sack as a parting gift. Telling her "it be filled with my love always", it contained a tattered dress, a handful of pecans, and a braid of her mother's hair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash…
There are only 23 words that date back 15,000 years and are considered the oldest known words in the English language. They are: thou, I, not, that, we, to give, who, this, what, man/male, ye, old, mother, to hear, hand, fire, to pull, black, to flow, bark, ashes, to spit, and worm. itworld.com/article/27099…
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull was so annoyed at critics calling "Aqualung" a concept album when he didn't consider it one that he decided to make "the mother of all concept albums" - "Thick as a Brick", a 43:46-long single piece of music designed to spoof progressive rock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thi…
In Finnish folklore, most Gods and Goddesses appear as married couples with equal or overlapping realms, and thunder is caused when Ukko, the god of skies, and his wife, the earth mother Akka, are having sex en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukk…
The groove between the nose and upper lip is called the philtrum. The groove is a reminder of time spent in your mother's womb. The two sides of your face develop independently and come to meet in the middle of your face creating the philtrum. medicaldaily.com/developm…
Serial killer Edmund Kemper buried one of his victim's head in his mother's garden facing upward toward her bedroom. After his arrest, he stated that he did this because his mother "always wanted people to look up to her." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edm…
Mariska Hargitay's (who plays Olivia Benson L&O: SVU) mother was Jayne Mansfield, one of the most famous sex symbols in America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A Kentucky man escaped from jail after a friend of his faxed the prison a false demand for his release from a grocery store. It took two weeks for the authorities to realize their mistake and start looking for him. He was found at his mother’s house. theguardian.com/world/200…
The Mount Everest isn't called by that name by the locals of the Himalayan region. The Tibetans named the mountain "Chomolungma" (Holy Mother Mountain) while the Nepalese call it "Sagarmatha" (Goddess Sky Mountain). The Chinese use the either the Tibetan name or Shengmu Feng (Holy Mother Peak). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Quokka mothers have spare babies in their womb in a suspended state of development as back-up in case tragedy befalls the older joey, such as the mum using it as a decoy to escape a predator natureaustralia.org.au/wh…
Today I learned of penis fencing, a mating behavior in hermaphroditic species of flatworm. Two flatworm β€œfight” and try to penetrate the other's epidermis and inject sperm into them (aka "traumatic insemination"). The loser becomes fertilized and is known as the "mother", while the victor becomes the "father" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
In 2019, a flight bound for Malaysia was abruptly forced to turn around after a mother on board forgot her baby at the airport. travelnoire.com/plane-tur…
A Florida man accidentally locked his 1 yr old daughter in his car, and 5 prisoners out on work detail used a coat hanger to break her out. The mother who took a video of it said: "Them prisoners bust that s*** right open, so thank god for the criminals in the world." nbc-2.com/story/39976783/…
Bob Marley moved near his mother's residence in Wilmington, Delaware for a short time, during which he worked as a DuPont lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant in nearby Newark, under the alias Donald Marley. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Mother Damnable, who ran Seattle's first brothel, could swear expertly in Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
There was going to be a prequel to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs called "The Seven Dwarves", in which it would be revealed that Dopey lost his voice due to trauma upon witnessing her mother's death. It was cancelled after John Lasseter was put in charge of Walt Disney Animation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
The earliest known written use of the term β€œmotherfucker” was from a Texas court case in 1889. Witnesses described a defendant being called a β€œGod damned mother-fβ€”cking, bastardly son-of-a-bitch.” Mother-fucking was the only expletive to get censored in the court transcript. slate.com/culture/2013/02…
Today I learned about Britches, an infant monkey who was taken from his mother shortly after birth and had his eyes sewn shut, so researchers could study his blindness. He was broken out by animal rights activists. progressforscience.com/br…
Phytoplanktons are the lungs of our mother Earth producing about 2/3rd of the Earth's atmospheric oxygen. researchgate.net/post/Wha…
McDonald's considered changing its logo 1960, but American psychologist Louis Cheskin argued for the company to keep the logo because, in Freudian terms, the logo symbolized a "mother's nourishing breasts" according to Cheskin rd.com/article/mcdonalds-…
Lillian Gilbreth, the real mother from Cheaper by the Dozen, was also one of the first women to earn a PhD in engineering, pioneered the field of industrial psychology, and invented the pedal trashcan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil…
Today I learned about John Glenn's Gold Star Mother Speech delivered at the final Senate primary debate after his opponent claimed he had never held a job thirteen.org/programs/joh…
Today I learned about Doug Engelbart's "Mother of All Demos" at SRI in 1968. He presented the demo of technologies such as mouse pointer, realtime document collaboration, hypertext links and video conferencing, in 1968, 52 years ago youtube.com/watch?v=B6rKU…
The Judgement of Solomon has parallels in many other traditions such as India (where the Buddha asks to two mothers to tug war the child's body) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
On August 18th 1920 women gained the right to vote because tie-breaker Tennessee republican representative, and an opponent to women’s suffrage, Harry T. Burn’s mother told him β€œDon’t forget to be a good boy and help Mrs. Catt put the β€˜rat’ in ratification.” history.com/topics/womens…
Adult males were fathers of 26.8% of babies born to mothers aged 13-14 years. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
Rage Against The Machine Guitarist Tom Morello's Mother is a 97 year old Anti-Censorship Activist who founded the Parents for Rock and Rap - to Counter Tipper Gore's Pro-Censorship PMRC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Michelle Birnbaum, a Mother from New Jersey gave birth to a daughter, Rose on Feb 29 2008, coincidentally she's also born on a Leap year in 1980. The odds of mother & child sharing birthday on Leap Year is 1 is to 2 Million newsfeed.time.com/2012/02…
Ontario Canada has a combined Paternal and Maternal leave of 63 weeks in addition to 17 weeks pregnancy leave for the mother. ontario.ca/document/your-…
MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is of English, Polish, Trinidadian & Venezuelan descent. Her Trinidadian great-grandfather was one of the first black doctors in Canada & her English-American mother holds a PhD & won the World Judo Championship in 1984. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
The "Betsy Ross" of the Iowa flag, Dixie Cornell Gebhardt, was born "Jim Dick" Cornell. Named after a horse owned by her father. Mercifully, her mother called her 'Dixie'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dix…
Today I learned about β€œThe Mother’s Kiss”, a procedure in which one nostril is closed while a caregiver blows into a child’s mouth, removing a foreign object from the open nostril. webmd.com/children/news/2…
Max Brooks, author of World War Z and son of Mel Brooks, is dyslexic. Brooks' mother, Anne Bancroft, put her career on hold to educate her son, making audio cassettes for all his assigned readings. Brooks thanked his mother, saying, "not only did my mother give me my life, she saved my life." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max…
Today I learned that in the 1880s, a young man named Larry Donovan attempted to make a living solely by jumping off high bridges. When he died at the age of 26, his mother was quoted in the newspaper saying: "I told him that jumping off bridges was a poor way of earning a living." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
Today I learned of U.S. Patent 3216423: Apparatus for facilitating the birth of a child by centrifugal force, which was intended to facilitate labour by spinning a pregnant mother. The designers believed that "civilised women... often do not have the opportunity to develop the muscles needed in confinement." longstreet.typepad.com/th…
Thomas Edison was considered to be troubled at learning by administrators. When his mother got thus report she pulled him out of school and decided to home school him. She believed he just saw things differently than others and needed more attention. edisonmuckers.org/thomas-…
Hamster mothers will eat their children if humans touch them thesprucepets.com/why-do-…
Today I learned of the Irish Titanic passenger who sent a good bye message in a bottle during the sinking, it subsequently washed up near his home, where his handwriting was recongnised by his mother. irishcentral.com/roots/ti…
In the ancient Roman comedic play "The Mother-in-Law," a husband falsely accuses his new wife of infidelity after she gives birth mere months into marriage. A stolen ring reveals he assaulted his future wife in a dark street before they met, and is in fact the father of the child. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hec…
Johannes Kepler, an accomplished scientist, had written a science fiction novel The Dream. As a result, his mother had to face trial for practicing witchcraft. He tried to scientifically disprove 49 points of disgrace held up against his mother. She was arrested, 5 years into the ordeal. brainpickings.org/2019/12…
Achilles' heel, a metaphor for a vulnerable spot, is based on the mythos that Achilles was dipped into River Styx as a baby and became invulnerable, besides his heel by which his mother held him. Achilles was shot and killed with an arrow to this heel, which is the basis for the metaphor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ach…
Conan O'Brien won a charity auction for a walk-on cameo role of How I Met Your Mother... he plays a random dude in the background at the bar huffpost.com/entry/conan-…
Samuel L Jackson wanted a purple lightsaber so he would be noticeable in Attack of the Clones, and that he has the prop at home with, "Bad Mother f***er," inscribed in the hilt of it. youtu.be/ubyo5eZz_Jc
The song "Treat Your Mother Right" performed by Mr. T was written by Ice-T who wrote all the rap vocals on the "Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!" video. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
Today I learned of Fred the labrador, resident dog at Mountfitchet Castle in England, who adopted 9 orphaned ducklings who were wandering the castle grounds after the mother duck disappeared. When Fred goes swimming the the castle moat, the ducks follow him in. independent.ie/entertainm…
An 18-year-old man lost his life saving a baby girl and her mother, during rampaging floods in the Philippines. He was swept away as he helped them reach cover. He’d already saved more than 30 people from the floodwaters and had helped evacuate his family. theage.com.au/world/phili…
In 1973 Danny De Vito, at the very beginning of his career, was cast in "Scalawag" a largely forgotten movie directed by Kirk Douglas, however DeVito's mother Julia sent a endearing letter to Kirk Douglas to thank him for casting his son. lettersofnote.com/2013/06…
Pregnancy starts from the last 'normal' period of the mother, so when you would normally discover a pregnancy from a missed period, there is only ~8 months left, not 9. americanpregnancy.org/wee…
Toby Keith named his tenth album β€œWhite Trash with Money” after his daughter was in an argument with a local β€œdebutante” and the debutante’s mother uttered the phrase. billboard.com/articles/ne…
Jane Goodall's father gave her a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee as an alternative to a teddy bear. Goodall has said her fondness for this figure started her early love of animals although"My mother's friends were horrified by this toy, thinking it would frighten me and give me nightmares." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
The mother of a sick baby asked Ronaldo for an autographed shirt so she could sell it for the baby's treatment. He sent her a signed shirt and cheque for $83,000. as.com/futbol/2014/03/11/…
Elizabeth Ruth Naomi Belville (1854 –1943), also known as the Greenwich Time Lady, was a businesswoman from London. She, her mother Maria Elizabeth, and her father John Henry, sold people the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rut…
A supermarket censored a mother's online order for her son's graduation cake; she wanted in frosting: "Congratulations Jacob. Summa Cum Laude class of 2018." Despite specially noting that it was not profanity but Latin, the $70.00 cake was delivered with the word "cum" replaced by "---". newsweek.com/publix-summa…
Australian fisherman Mathew Orlov caught a pregnant 8-foot-8-inch shark that was dead when he pulled it up, (he felt through the line the shark being attacked). Orlov did an impromptu C-section to free 98 shark pups back into the sea; he and his family ate the mother shark. foxnews.com/great-outdoor…
Bill Gates' mother, Mary, knew John Opel, CEO of IBM, because both served on the national United Way committee. At Mary's request, Opel set up a meeting with Bill Gates, CEO of then-small software firm Microsoft, to discuss the possibility of using PC-DOS for IBM's about-to-be-released PC. pcworld.com/article/24331…
Deland McCullough, former NFL player, and current RB coach for the Chiefs, was given up for adoption at birth in 1973. He found his birth mother in 2017. She told him the name of his father, who turned out to be his college coach and mentor throughout his adult life. espn.com/espn/feature/sto…
Today I learned of Jaycee Dugard, an 11-year old girl who was kidnapped in 1991 only to be found when her kidnapper walked into a school in 2009 with two young girls claiming they were his daughters. They were in fact his daughters, their mother being Jaycee; a prisoner for 18 years and a mother at 14. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid…
Legendary screen icon Cary Grant's father put his mother in a mental institution when Grant was 9 and told him his mother had died. Grant didn't find out his mother was still alive until he was 35 when his father confessed the truth on his death bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Every sweater Mr Rogers wore on his show had been hand knitted by his mother, Nancy Rogers. She made him a new one every Christmas. She died in 1981. When they started wearing thin in the 1990s, replacements were found, but the source has been forgotten. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Today I learned of Mother Featherlegs, a prostitute from Wyoming named so for her frilly lace underwear. She was murdered by her partner "Dangerous Dick" Davis in 1879. There is a monument to her near Lusk, WY - called the the only monument in the United States to a prostitute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
Because of crossover episodes and references between NBC programs, Cheers, Fraiser, Seinfeld, Caroline in the City, Friends, Law & Order and How I Met Your Mother are all part of a shared television universe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
: Otar Taktakishvili was urged by his mother to enter the contest for Georgian ssr anthem so he wrote the music, submitted his entry and forgot about the contest. He only found out that his music had been selected when he stood outside the concert hall and heard his anthem being played. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ota…
Pegasus, the immortal winged horse, had parents. His father was Poseidon, God of the Sea, and his mother was Medusa, the lady with the snake hair. greekmythology.com/Myths/…
A protein called Hemo occurs in foetuses that is not produced by the mother, but a gene originating from a virus that infected our ancestors over 100 million years ago. nytimes.com/2017/10/04/sc…
When mother otters dive for food, they tie their babies into kelp to ensure that they will not float away oceana.org/marine-life/ma…
Winston Churchill was half American. His mother, Jennie Jerome of Brooklyn, New York, later Lady Randolph Churchill, was a noted beauty of her day winstonchurchill.org/reso…
Aretha Franklin first became a mother when she was 12 and again when she was 14. sde.co.ke/article/2001292…
Anna Jarvis from West Virginia, USA organized the first Mother's Day in 1908 in honor of her mother , but subsequently opposed its commercialization nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Estelle Getty who played Bea Arthur's mother in Golden Girls was actually younger than her on-screen daughter goodmorningamerica.com/cu…
Meme of DMX crying is from an interview done with VH1, where he admits that his mother never told him that she loved him. " You know what I think a lot of people lose sight of the fact that no matter how strong you are as a man no matter how tough you are we all need to be somebody's baby." allhiphop.com/rumors/hip-…
The political theorist Thomas Hobbes was born prematurely when his mother heard of the coming invasion of the Spanish Armada he later wrote "My mother gave birth to twins: myself and fear." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
At Vancouver Island a male orca and its mother ambushed another mother orca and her calf, for the purpose of infanticide and to mate with it's mother once nursing was no longer needed. The male got ahold of the calf and drowned it, while his mother blocked the calfs mother from rescuing the calf nationalgeographic.com/ne…
When horses are born, their hooves are covered in a rubbery layer called a deciduous hoof capsule. This capsule covers the sharp edges of the foal’s untried hooves, protecting both the foal and its mother from injury during birth. The capsules fall off soon after birth. honesttopaws.com/newborn-…
Today I learned of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, an American businessman who died when the RMS Lusitania sank in 1915, after giving his lifejacket to a young mother and her baby. He knew that he could not swim and that there were no other lifeboats available at the time. His body was never recovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…

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