Breaking Bad character Mike Ehrmantraut was created because Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) was unavailable for one of the episodes of Breaking Bad as he had to shoot for How I met your mother nydailynews.com/entertain…
A Stolen teddy bear with dying mother's voice has been returned after actor Ryan Reynolds, celebrities offered a $15,000 reward cnn.com/2020/07/30/entert…
Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, endured many tragedies. Her mother died after giving birth to her, she was in constant debt, her 1st, 2nd, and 3rd children all died, while her husband drowned on his sailing boat. She herself passed away at 53. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
, Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, had a deaf mother and married a deaf wife. Living with people who had hearing impairment actually sparked his interest in acoustic and he wanted to develop an instrument that transmitted sound through wires. history.com/news/10-thing…
Today I learned of KΓΆsem Sultan who made donations to the poor, paid people's debts, supplied poor daughters with clothes and wed them, freed slaves after 3 years, in addition to building mosques, & schools. She was given the name Valide-i Muazzama (magnificent mother) upon her death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C…
Eddie Murphy recorded "Party All The Time" following a $1 million bet with Richard Pryor that he couldn't sing. The album it appears on is dedicated to Pryor, with the liner notes reading "To Richard Pryor, my idol with whom I have a $1,000,000 bet. No Mother Fucker, I didn't forget." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
A mother realized that her twin boys had two different fathers. Following a DNA test, the couple learned that the babies were actually from two different fathers and the mother then revealed she had a previous one-night stand, Vice reported. insider.com/woman-has-chi…
Today I learned about the Doctors' Riot of 1788, which began after a medical student waved a dissected arm out the window at a boy who's mother had recently died and told him the arm belonged to her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/178…
The rapper M.I.A. was sued by the NFL for $16.6 million for briefly flashing her middle finger during Madonna's 2012 halftime show. The FCC received 222 complaints, including a mother who said her children had to witness the rapper "essentially flipping off America, and flipping off my family." espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/1…
German author Hermann Hesse's mother was born in India. His grandfather compiled the Malayalam language, wrote the English-Malayalam dictionary & translated the Bible from English to Malayalam. This all lead to his 1922 novel 'Siddhartha'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Scholars believe that famed author Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein, lost her virginity to her future husband, poet Percy Shelley, while on top of her mother's grave. lithub.com/did-mary-shell…
Black bears with cubs don’t defensively attack humans. This is a grizzly bear trait and is a widespread misconception about black bears. Only 3 out of 60 black bear attacks since 1900 have been by a mother with cubs. bear.org/what-if-i-get-be…
Today I learned about the β€œBaby Scoop Era” of ~1945-1970, where there’s a spike in newborns surrendered for adoption by unwed mothers, as unwed mothers were considered unfit. Over 4 million newborns were surrendered for adoption during this period, the peak year in 1970 (89,200). babyscoopera.com/home/wha…
Today I learned of Canadian conservation officer Bryce Casavant, dispatched to kill a female black bear found eating from a freezer in a mobile home park. He complied with the order to kill the mother bear but got fired for refusing to kill her 2 cubs. He finally won a legal battle to vindicate his decision. theguardian.com/world/202…
Whilst in the uterus, foals have soft capsules called eponychium covering their hooves. Also knows as "golden slippers" these capsules protect the mother from injury during pregnancy and birth. horsenation.com/2016/03/2…
Rita Hayworth, "The Love Goddess", was first billed as Rita Cansino and was judged "too Mediterranean" before having her hairline raised by painful electrolysis, changed her hair colour to dark red and took her mother's maiden name. She was a third generation professional dancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rit…
Duct tape was invented by Vesta Stoudt, a factor worker during WWII and the mother of 2 sons in the Navy. When her supervisors at the factory dismissed her idea for a stronger cloth-based tape, she wrote a letter to President FDR, who then ordered Johnson&Johnson to manufacture her idea. kilmerhouse.com/2012/06/t…
Today I learned about matriphagy, where a mother is eaten alive by her offspring shortly after they hatch en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Quokkas don’t throw their babies at predators like the rumors said. Instead, the mothers will make their kids lay writhing and hissing on the ground to attract predators (while they escape) africacheck.org/fact-chec…
Newborn baby girls can experience a "mini-period" due to the withdrawal from their mother's estrogen sheknows.com/health-and-w…
Today I learned about Jim Gordon, a famous drummer who played for many popular bands in the 70s and is now in prison after he murdered his mother during an episode of undiagnosed schizophrenia. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
An Italian man found wandering Edinburgh claiming to have no memory of who he was or how he got there admitted to faking amnesia to avoid his nagging mother-in-law. His disappearance from Pisa raised suspicion when online searches 'how to disappear' and 'how to fake memory loss' were discovered. expressdigest.com/mother-…
English cricket great Denis Compton was renowned for his absent-mindedness. He once arrived at a match without his kitbag, so he used an antique bat from the stadium's museum; and during a major celebration in honour of his 70th birthday, his mother rang, telling him that he was only 69 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
In 2009, the British tabloid newspaper The Sun apologised for misspelling the surname of a deceased soldier's mother in an article criticising then Prime Minister Gordon Brown's misspelling of the same surname theguardian.com/media/200…
Tchaikovsky, famous Russian classical composer, lived a life of tragedy. His mother died while he was in boarding school, his close friend died, his 13-year relationship ended, he had to keep his homosexuality private all his life, and he died a sudden death at 53 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyo…
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s mother was also assassinated, and his brother was found dead in a swimming pool at age 38. al.com/news/2018/04/6_yea…
A pregnant mother with twins lost one fetus in the first trimester and the other developed a coccyx tumor the size of a fetus that was killing it. Doctors removed baby LynLee from the womb, cut off the tumor, then put her back in the womb and she was β€˜born again’ healthy 12 weeks later. cnn.com/2016/10/20/health…
Eleanor Roosevelt was painfully shy and insecure. Her socialite mother teased her about her appearance by calling her "Granny." Teddy Roosevelt's wife Edith said, "She is very plain, her mouth and teeth have no future." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
It took 32 years to officially clear the parents in the famous β€œdingo took my baby case”. The mother spent three years in jail until evidence supporting their defense was found by chance. They ultimately received $1.3M for wrongful imprisonment, less than 1/3 of their legal fees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
When actor Nick Frost (Cornetto Trilogy) was young his parents' business tanked. They had to move into a neighbours’ home and his mother suffered a stroke from stress. Nick dropped out of school and worked to support his family. He was just working as a waiter when Simon Pegg cast him in Spaced. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Today I learned that Dr. Seuss's name should actually be pronounced "Soice", but he embraced the "Soose" mispronunciation because it rhymed with Mother Goose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr.…
Mother cheetahs bring live prey back to their cubs for them to practice nwf.org/Magazines/Nationa…
Louis XIV became king at the age of four; however, he was initially under the guardianship of his mother. Louis XIV was given the nicknames "Sun King" or "The Great". When he died on September 1, 1715, after 72 years of kingship, he was one of the longest reigning monarchs in modern history. britannica.com/biography/…
Boxer Tony Wilson was declared the winner in his fight against Steve McCarthy in 1989 because McCarthy refused to re-enter the ring after Wilson's mother attacked him with her shoe. theguardian.com/sport/que…
A Florida Family Unknowingly Consumed Steak Fajitas Tainted With LSD. The Mother Was Pregnant and Gave Birth While Under the Influence. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
Male dolphins form alliances and aggressively pursue females to mate. The females frequently "bolted", but only managed to escape 1/4 attempts. Male dolphins sometimes also commit infanticide so that their mothers will come back into estrus. Dolphins also occasionally practice incest. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
A mother whose daughter was having brain surgery, called the Mister Rogers Neighborhood studio to ask for a signed photo. After hearing about this, Mr Rogers flew to the hospital to see her. His only request was that there was no press. wusa9.com/article/syndica…
Anthony Nolan was born in 1971 with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. No one in Anthony's family was compatible for a necessary bone marrow transplant, and there was no donor register at the time. In 1974, his mother Shirley Nolan set up the world’s first bone marrow register, now called Anthony Nolan. anthonynolan.org/facts-an…
Snoop Dogg’s real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. His β€œSnoop Dogg” nickname came from his mother who thought he looked like Snoopy from the Peanuts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
The Meyers-Briggs personality test was developed by a mother and daughter team, neither of whom had any formal psychology education. They studied agriculture and political science respectively. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
That, in 1986, Michael Moore was an editor for the progressive magazine Mother Jones. He was fired after only four months. The reasoning behind his firing is disputed, but he sued for $2 million, settled for $58,000, and used that money to fund his first movie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Giant Panda's have extremely tiny babies, only 1/900th the size of an adult Panda. In the wild, if the mother has twins, she will usually abandon the weaker baby because she can only raise one at a time. In captivity, staff will rotate the babies between the mother and incubator every few hours. bbcearth.com/blog/?articl…
The mother of a 15 year old girl sought to ban Harry Potter books from her school because her daughter wanted to try witchcraft en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
Lolilta is the last Southern Resident Orca in captivity at Miami Seaquarium. Captured in 1970, it is thought that her ~92 year old mother, L-95, is still alive in the wild with the rest of Lolita's L-Pod Family. Southern Resident Orca stay with their Mother's & pod their whole life en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lol…
Echidna was a monster in Greek Mythology, half-woman and half-snake, she was the mother of Cerberus & the Sphinx en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ech…
In 2015, a woman named Diana Airoldi only got her internet fixed after six full weeks after complaining to the CEO of Comcast's mother. bgr.com/2015/02/10/why-is…
Henry VIII’s struggle to have an heir was most likely due to him being Kell Positive. Couples can have healthy offspring in the first kell positive pregnancy but later pregnancies will be attacked by antibodies made by the kell negative mother leading to miscarriage and stillbirth. history.com/news/did-bloo…
β€œFlo” the Progressive spokeswoman has appeared in more than 100 commercials since 2008. Stephanie Courtney, the actress and comedian who plays Flo modeled the character after her mother and thinks that the GEICO gecko "puts out more sexual vibes than Flo does" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
The life of Arnold Rothstein. He established countless rackets and casinos and was one of the richest mobsters during Prohibition. He was shot during a poker game, but on his deathbed he refused to snitch. He said "You stick to your trade. I'll stick to mine" and "My mother did it". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arn…

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