Sister Nancy, singer of Bam Bam which has been sampled many times by the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z, didnt get any royalties from her record up until 2014. She was working in a bank in New York and decided to take the record label to court. She now gets 50%. okayplayer.com/music/sist…
For decades, libraries refused to carry any Stratemeyer Syndicate books (publisher of Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys) considering them to be unworthy trash. Series books were considered to "cause 'mental laziness,' induce a 'fatal sluggishness,' and 'intellectual torpor.'" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
Nancy Grace Roman: called β€˜The Mother of Hubble’ telescope program. NASA's 1st chief astronomer. She paved the way in taking Hubble Space Telescope from an idea to reality. Her interest to astronomy was sparked because of her walks with her mom who would show her constellation and auroras. solarsystem.nasa.gov/peop…
Today I learned about Nancy Dupree, an American-born woman who became known as the 'grandmother of Afghanistan.' Moving there in 1962 as a diplomat's wife, she spent the rest of her life in and around the country, collecting and saving documents and eventually founding a new library of Afghan history en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
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 Mildred Wirt Benson. She ghostwrote for heroine mystery book series including Nancy Drew and Dana Girls during the early 1900s. Benson contributed to 23 of the first 30 Nancy Drew mysteries, which became bestsellers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
'Somethin' Stupid' recorded by Frank and Nancy Sinatra is the only father-daughter duet to reach #1 on the charts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Som…
When Sid Vicious and Glen Matlock's band, Vicious White Kids, was playing its only concert, Vicious' girlfriend Nancy Spungen sang backing vocals. However, after Matlock heard her during rehearsals, he made sure that her microphone was unplugged at the actual show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
In 1985, Woody Harrelson married Nancy Simon in Tijuana. The union was not intended to be serious, and they planned to divorce the following day, but the marriage/divorce parlor was closed when they returned to it and they remained married for another ten months. wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_…
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 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…
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…
The comic strip Nancy, which has been running since 1938, has been written and illustrated by a cartoonist under a pen name since 2018, and her run has been critically acclaimed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson} also voices Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Mandela Muntz, Tod Flanders, and Chuckie (Rugrats). youtu.be/dM0qCW8gBe4
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…
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 Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson, used the character to promote Scientology events in a telemarketing campaign. telegraph.co.uk/news/cele…
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…
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…
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…
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew series are still selling over one million copies annually mentalfloss.com/article/6…
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…
, 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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 that Carolyne Keen, the author of the Nancy Drew series books, never existed. daily.jstor.org/the-secre…
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…
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…
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 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…
Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson) gave Scientology $10,000,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
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_…
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…
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…
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/
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 Cartwright is a Scientologist and has donated at least $10M to the Church wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_…
Nancy Astor, the first female member of the British Parliament to take her seat, was an American immigrant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
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…

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