Today I learned of Nancy Wake who ran away from home at 16 with just Β£200. Her husband was executed by the German and she worked as a nurse, a journalist, a courier & finally a spy for the UK. She is responsible for destroying the Gestapo HQ & was awarded medals by the US, UK, France, among others post-WW2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
Today I learned of anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who after researching international black market organ trade, made the "unusual" decision" to share her findings with law enforcement including the FBI, which later resulted in several arrests. psmag.com/economics/nancy…
Stuffed pizza came along in Chicago 1974 when Nancy's and Giordano's both opened their doors. They claim that their recipes came from old family recipes from Italy of scarciedda or Easter pies. thespruceeats.com/chicago…
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…
The Great Chinese Famine had more deaths in areas at produced more food per capita. Nancy Qian and Pierre Yared showed that aggregate production was sufficient for avoiding famine and that the famine was caused by over-procurement and poor distribution by the government academic.oup.com/restud/a…
Today I learned of Nancy Bentley, who was enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy at age 6. Australia's 'first' female sailor, she was enlisted so that the ship's doctor could provide medical assistance to her after she was bitten by a snake. She served 6 days and her official rank was 'mascot'. news.navy.gov.au/en/Jan20…
George Orwell was homophobic, and often included anti-gay slurs in his writings. He also expressed contempt for gay/bisexual leftists and intellectuals at the time, calling them the "pansy Left", and "nancy poets". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
, Nancy Priddy who had roles in the TV series Bewitched, and did backup vocals in The Song Of Leonard Cohen album is also the mother of actress Christina Applegate. Both her and her daughter survived from breast cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson, used the character to promote Scientology events in a telemarketing campaign. telegraph.co.uk/news/cele…
It was Mick Jagger who paid Sid Vicious’ legal fees over the death of girlfriend Nancy Spungen in 1978. Jagger secretly stepped in when ex-Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren didn't lift a finger. Jagger wanted no publicity and his generosity wasn't revealed until a 2013 John Lydon interview. ultimateclassicrock.com/m…
Sitting Bull's remains were stolen from the Standing Rock Reservation, by his granddaughters, and buried in Mobridge SD. There a monument of Nancy Kicking Bear, a granddaughter of Sitting Bull, was erected. midwesternscout.com/death…
On Airforce One, commemorative packs of red, white, and blue-colored M&M's are given to guests in lieu of cigarette boxes. This was due to Nancy Reagan's request to ban smoking on Airforce One in 1988. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew series are still selling over one million copies annually mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Nancy Reagan's debut on Broadway featured her in yellowface with her hair dyed "black and slanted her eyes like a real oriental girl." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wen…
Nancy Holten, a Dutch vegan and animal rights activist, applied for a Swiss passport but her application was rejected because the locals found her too annoying. Holten had campaigned against the use of cowbells in the village and her actions annoyed the locals. ca.news.yahoo.com/swiss-t…
Nancy Wake was a secret agent during WWII. In 1944, she led 7000 guerrillas to defeat 22000 German soldiers, killing 1400 Germans and only losing 100 men. They accounted for 70% of the Germans killed by the French resistance, yet their fatalities made up only 1% of the French resistance deaths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
Joseph Smith married two 14 year old girls when he was 37-38 years old: Nancy Winchester and Helen Kimball. He married many other wives, but these two were the youngest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Franklin W. Dixon, who wrote the Hardy Boys books, wasn't a single individual. Instead, a publishing house used the pseudonym to have multiple people produce a lot books quickly. The Nancy Drew books worked the same way. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Margot Robbie initially thought the script for I, Tonya was fiction. She wasn't aware of Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan or anything to do with the knee-bashing incident. Since there was no one who could match Tonya's skating technique they had to handle it with visual effects vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Today I learned of Baby Nancy, a girl who died shortly after birth. Her father, an officer on the USS Utah, brought her ashes aboard with the plan to bury her at sea. During the Japanese attack, he escaped the ship but could not rescue Nancy's ashes, and they are still in his locker to this day. navy.mil/submit/display.a…
Carol Stills, one of Michael Scott's girlfriends in The Office is played by his real life wife, Nancy Carell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
In Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the worst poet in the universe, Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Sussex actually referred to Paul Neil Milne Johnstone. enacademic.com/dic.nsf/en…
Nancy Astor, the first female member of the British Parliament to take her seat, was an American immigrant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
Today I Learned that Carolyne Keen, the author of the Nancy Drew series books, never existed. daily.jstor.org/the-secre…
Nancy Cartwright, the voice actor behind Bart Simpson, was mentored by legendary voice actor Daws Butler who voiced Yogi Bear, Elroy Jetson, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, and Huckleberry Hound, among many other characters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
During WWII, the Gestapo's most wanted person was New Zealand born Allied agent Nancy Wake. Among her numerous exploits, she killed an SS soldier with her bare hands, to prevent him from raising the alarm during an undercover raid. en.wikipedia.org/?title=N…
Nancy Cartwright was awarded Scientology's Patron Laureate Award after donating $10 million, almost twice her annual salary, to the Church in 2007. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
15th president James Buchanan, the only bachelor president, is suspected to have been a homosexual. He had a very close male friend whom he lived with for a decade, fellow politician Rufus King. President Andrew Jackson nicknamed the two Miss Nancy and Aunt Fancy. newsfeed.time.com/2012/05…
Nancy Cowen was forced to leave behind her cat Cleo, whom she had adopted as a stray, when she moved into a nursing home. About two weeks later however, Cleo managed to find the nursing home where she is now reunited with her owner as care staff intend on keeping them together. thedodo.com/cat-tracks-do…
Today I learned that the fear of the number 666 is called Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia and in 1989, Nancy and Ronald Reagan, when moving to their home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles after the 1988 election, had its addressβ€”666 St. Cloud Roadβ€”changed to 668 St. Cloud Road. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Num…
In 1619 Jamestown you could buy a woman from England for 150 pounds of tobacco. (White Trash by Nancy Isenberg) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tob…
Nancy Sinatra was asked by songwriter Lee Hazlewood to sing one of her songs as if she were "a sixteen-year-old girl who fucks truck drivers". She promptly went on to reach #1 in the US, the UK, Australia, and Canada for "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Tom Hanks is a distant cousin to Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s mother. They are third cousins, 4 times removed. wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_…
The fear of the number 666, hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia, is not only very hard to pronounce, but also that there was a rumor that Ronald and Nancy Reagan were hexakosioihexekontahexaphobics, having had the number of their house in Bel-Air changed from 666 to 668 cheatsheet.com/culture/gr…
Superior Justice Nancy Backhouse denied comedian David Foley's motion to pay less than $17000 a month for child support, 400% of his monthly income. thestar.com/entertainment…
Today I learned of Joan Quigley, an astrologer best known for her astrological advice to the Reagan White House in the 1980s. She was called on by First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1981 after John Hinckley's attempted assassination of the president, and stayed on as the White House astrologer in secret. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa…
Nancy's Yogurt avoided bankruptcy with the help of the Grateful Dead, who over time held a series of 10 benefit concerts on behalf of the creamery. The film Sunshine Daydream was shot at the first performance 8/27/72. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…
Today I learned of Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa, a 2002 animated Christmas musical special that was so universally panned, it aired only once, and was lost until 2015. It featured the voice talents of Jodi Benson, Paige O'Hara, Nancy Cartwright, and Mark Hamill. awfulmovies.miraheze.org/…
Nancy Cartwright is a Scientologist and has donated at least $10M to the Church wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_…
Livia Soprano was suppose to die when Tony tries to suffocate her in season 1. However, Nancy Marchand, who played Livia, was sick with cancer and said to the creator, "David, just keep me working." He graciously obliged. She died before her final scenes so they CGI'd her head on a body double. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Nancy Spungen, prior to becoming involved with Sid Vicious, was actually banished from the state of Colorado. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson) gave Scientology $10,000,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
The author of Nancy Drew ,Carolyn Keene is not a single person but a collection of ghostwriters paid $125 per book. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Nancy Cartwright, voice for "Bart" in the Simpsons, joined the Church for Scientology because she felt lonely, and has donated $10,000,000 to the church. She has also recorded Automated Voice Messages for the Church as Bart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
During WWII, the Gestapo's most wanted person was New Zealand born Allied agent Nancy Wake. Among her numerous exploits, she killed an SS soldier with her bare hands, to prevent him from raising the alarm during an undercover raid. nzedge.com/nancy-wake/
Today I learned of the Ed Sheeran song "Nancy Mulligan". It tells the Romeo and Juliet-like story of his grandparents. He was protestant, she was Catholic. The ring was made of melted dental fillings, and nobody showed up. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
After one of the first doctors to diagnose and treat AIDS wrote to President Reagan, asking his administration to alert the CDC to begin efforts to find the cause and treatment of the disease, his response was β€œNancy and I thank you for your support.” theguardian.com/us-news/2…
During WWII, the Gestapo's most wanted person was Special Operations Executive agent Nancy Wake. Among her numerous exploits, she killed an SS soldier with a "judo-chop", to prevent him from raising the alarm during an undercover raid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
The THNK1994 Museum, dedicated to rival figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, features art and memorabilia related to their careers & notorious knee-clubbing incident as well as rotating exhibits including "Nicole Richie's 2007 Memorial Day BBQ" and "Real Housewives Pointing Fingers." espn.com/espnw/culture/ar…
Nancy Reagan hired psychics and astrologers during President Reagan's administration to prevent curses from entering the White House content.time.com/time/mag…
Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" was actually a cover. The song, written by Sonny Bono, was originally performed and released by Cher in 1966. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
The man who voices Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta) is actually younger than the lady who voices Bart (Nancy Cartwright). Four days younger, but still en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
For "These Boots are Made for Walkin'", Nancy Sinatra was encouraged by Lee Hazlewood (writer) to sing the song as if she were "a sixteen-year-old girl who fucks truck drivers." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series were not written by a single author, rather by a collection of ghost writers which which all wrote under a collective pseudonym. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
The Beverley Hillbillies actors Buddy Ebsen and Nancy Kulp didn't get along, having long running arguments as Ebsen's conservative views clashed with Kulp's. When Kulp ran for the U.S. House of Representatives Ebsen supported her Republican opponent, taping an ad that labeled Kulp "too liberal" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud…
A cat named Cleo tracked down and found her owner who had been moved into a nursing home. Nancy Cowen forced to say goodbye to her loveable cat whom she had adopted as a stray eight years earlier but weeks later Cleo, to the amazement of everyone, managed to find her. thedodo.com/cat-tracks-do…
Nancy Kerrigan made a cameo in "Blades of Glory" youtube.com/watch?v=PfEp4…
Nancy Astor was the first female MP in the UK, and is known for her "poison tea" exchange with Churchill, but had some lesser known retorts of her own including telling Churchill-who asked how he could possibly appear in disguise at a masquerade-"Why don’t you come sober?" historylessons.net/183
In 1993 The FBI Resorted to Playing Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made for Walkin' in an Attempt to Flush David Koresh from His Stronghold en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Bachelor President James Buchanan had a 10 year relationship with a man. Andrew Jackson noted the relationship by calling them "Miss Nancy" and "Aunt Fancy". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Today I learned of Nancy Wake, a secret agent who served Britain during WW2 and who became the Gestapo’s most wanted person. Her exploits included judo-chopping a man to death, and cycling 310 miles undetected through German territory and checkpoints to replace codes which had been destroyed in a raid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
Sarah Kerrigan from the Starcraft Universe was named after Nancy Kerrigan, a known figure skater that had the same title "Queen of Blades" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Nancy Reagan met and fell in love with her future husband Ronald when she was blacklisted as an actress in Hollywood and sought out his help as the then Screen Actors Guild president to clear her name from the suspicion of being a communist. history.com/this-day-in-h…
President James Buchanan, who never married, lived with close friend William Rufus King prior to presidency. Andrew Jackson referred to the two as "Miss Nancy" and "Aunt Fancy." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Ronald and Nancy Reagan consulted an astrologer while in presidential office. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa…
In December of 2012 Atlanta Car Company owner Nancy Harvey discovered footage of three highly armed men with masks and tactical gear outside of her business. 52 days later she was found murdered. myfox8.com/2016/02/09/new…
Pocahontas was later known as Rebecca Rolfe and her descendants include the wealthy First Families of Virginia and Nancy Reagan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poc…
Two First Ladies, Edith Wilson and Nancy Reagan, were (are) direct descendants of Pocahontas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poc…
The U.S. may have already elected it's first gay president in James Buchanan. Buchanan had a 15 year relationship with fellow politician William Rufus King and the couple were referred to as β€œAunt Fancy” and β€œMiss Nancy” by Andrew Jackson. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
An astrologer was called on by First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1981 after John Hinckley's attempted assassination of the president, and stayed on the payrole as the White House astrologer in secret until being outed in 1988 by ousted former chief of staff Donald Regan. latimes.com/local/lanow/l…
Joan Quigley was a White House astrologer for Nancy Reagan and was said to have influenced many of the decisions made by Ronald Reagan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa…
Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Lincoln, died from poisoned milk. nps.gov/abli/planyourvisi…
Character Actor Crispin Glover made an album called The Big Problem β‰  The Solution. The Solution = Let It Be in 1989, with songs about barking clowns, a rap about masturbating, and a Nancy Sinatra cover en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
First Ladies Edith Wilson and Nancy Reagan are both descendants of Pocahontas. joannedi.wordpress.com/20…
The FBI played Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" in an effort to get David Koresh to surrender in Waco, TX. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Today I learned of Nancy Wake, a spy and resistance fighter in German occupied France during WW2. Nicknamed "The White Mouse" by the gestapo for her ability to sneak past them, she topped their most wanted list and had a 5 million franc bounty on her head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
When Sid Vicious was on trial for the murder of Nancy Spungen, Mick Jagger quietly paid Sid's legal fees dailyrecord.co.uk/enterta…
In 1983 Larry Flynt found Nancy Reagan's personal phone number and published it in Hustler Magazine with the title "FREE PHONE SEX... My husband's been screwing you for years- so I thought it was the least I could do." imdb.com/title/tt2979638/
Astronomer Nancy Roman could not gain tenure after completing her PhD at the University of Chicago in 1949, because she was female. So she went on to become the first Chief of Astronomy at NASA and the "mother of Hubble" instead. womenastronomers.com/roma…
Gary Oldman has never received an Academy Award nomination until this year. Even though being in films such as Sid and Nancy, The Contender, The Fifth Element, Harry Potter and Nolan's Batman Trilogy. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
Tom Hanks is related to Bill Cosby's wife, Camille O. Hanks and both of them are also related to Abraham Lincoln through his mother Nancy Hanks. imdb.com/name/nm0000158/b…
Michael Scott's realtor/girlfriend Carol Stills was actually played by Steve Carrell's real wife Nancy Carell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The classic hit 'Barracuda' by Heart was written as a response to the rumor that Ann and Nancy Wilson were having an incestuous affair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
In 2012, Kathie Lee Gifford was interviewing Martin Short and asked him several questions about his wife, Nancy, who she was unaware died two years earlier. youtu.be/-TTGQp5uyzI?t=9
Mr. T dressed up as Santa to hand out presents at the White House in 1983. Nancy Reagan even sat on his lap as he presented her with a Mr. T action figure. upi.com/blog/2013/12/12/T…
Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, the Bobbsey Twins, the Rover Boys, and other series were all written by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a formerly secret producer that hired ghostwriters to write based on a simple formula en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
A man named Richard Shenkman threatened to hire someone to kill his ex-wife Nancy when he was making final statements after being sentenced for kidnapping her and burning her house down. youtu.be/e-ojprDD0rg
Mr. T played the White House Santa in 1983. When Nancy Reagan sat on his lap and gave him a kiss, he said, "Oh wow, man, that'll start some scandal." mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Today I learned of a one-off Christmas special aired in 2002 that featured the voices of Mark Hamill and Nancy Cartwright. Due to its astonishingly horrendous animation, it only aired once and is now considered 'lost', with the only surviving clip lasting a few minutes. (link in description) theentertainmentnut.wordp…
Nancy Wake was a Journalist who was a leading member of the French resistance during WWII, and became one of the Gestapos most wanted. nytimes.com/2011/08/14/wo…
Nancy Kulp (Miss Hathaway on *The Beverly Hillbillies*) ran for Congress in 1984. Her former co-star Buddy Ebsen called up her opponent volunteering to make a radio ad calling her "too liberal". She got only 33.6% of the vote. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
After embezzling $30 million, Frank Howard paid a bunch of meth addicts over $1 million to kill his wife of 30 years. Nancy Howard survived after being shot in the face, lost her eye, and is no longer in touch with her 3 adult children who have sided with their father. dmagazine.com/publication…
Hart County is the only county in Georgia named after a woman, Revolutionary War heroine Nancy Hart hmdb.org/marker.asp?marke…
The derogatory term "Nancy Boy" or simply "Nance" is a result of the gay Burlesque character who became popular in 1930's New York City. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia cracked down on these shows to prevent a reputation from developing prior to the 1939 World Fair. historynewsnetwork.org/ar…
President James Buchanan is believed to have been gay. He lived with William King, a future vice president for 10 years and called him Miss Nancy.In later years, Kat Thompson, the wife of a cabinet member, expressed her anxiety that "there was something unhealthy in the president's attitude" en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
Sid Vicious threw a party for making bail for the alleged murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. He died from a Heroin overdose at that party on February 2nd 1979 in New York City. The murder trial never continued and Nancy's murder remains unsolved. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
Australian, Nancy Wake (AKA White Mouse) was one of the most decorated female soldier of WWII. Her role in the war was so significant that she topped the Gestapos wanted list in 1943. Australia didn't recognize her contribution to the war effort until 2004. curriculum.edu.au/cce/def…
William Fullingim's marriage to Nancy Watson lasted for almost 85 years. They got married in 1879 (when William was 24 and Nancy was 18) and remained married until Nancy's death at age 103 in 1964. William died the next year (in 1965) at age 110. findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg…

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