After being called out on local TV, 2 porch pirates caught on camera returned a package of replica WWE belts (belonging to a 5-yr-old autistic boy with a brain tumor) with a note that read: β€œAfter seeing ourselves looking like low lives on the news, we have both decided to get clean and sober.” yahoo.com/lifestyle/thiev…
A woman in Utah kept her dead husband in a freezer for ten years so she could collect his veteran's benefits. He left a notarized note saying she hadn't killed him. fox13now.com/2019/12/16/m…
Julius Caesar was arguing with Cato in the senate. A messenger delivered a note to Caesar. Cato told Caesar to read it aloud. Caesar handed the note to Cato to read. The note was actually a love letter from Cato’s sister, who was madly in love with Caesar. Cato said, "Keep it you drunk." historyhustle.com/caesars…
Tree experts pointed out a mistake in current Canadian currency. Instead of it's notes featuring Canadian maple leaves, it instead features Norwegian maple leaves. Although, both look fairly similar. cbc.ca/news/canada/britis…
In 1971, burglars broke into an FBI office by writing a note that said β€œPlease don’t lock this door tonight” and plastering it onto the front door. It worked and they stole several files. boingboing.net/2014/02/05…
Kevin Carter, the photographer that received a Pulitzer Prize for the photograph he took of a starving boy and vulture in South Sudan ended up taking his own life in 1994 with this suicide note β€œhaunted by vivid memories and killings & corpses...starving children...of trigger happy madmen” 100photos.time.com/photos…
In 2006, $8 million were stolen from the Banco Rio branch in Acassuso, Argentina. During the robbery, the robbers ordered pizza for the hostages, sang happy birthday to a female lawyer, and then left a note that said they stole 'money, not love' before escaping on a boat. cnn.com/2010/CRIME/02/15/…
As Beethoven's deafness began to affect his ability to compose properly, he sawed the legs off of his piano and used the floor as a "sounding board." He would lie on his wooden floor and hit different piano notes at various volumes to feel their vibrations to see if they fit into his composition hearinghealthmatters.org/…
A German student was sued for $3,772 by his alma mater for earning his bachelor's and master's "too fast". Both degrees usually take 11 semesters, but Marcel Pohl graduated in 2; he went to one class while having 2 friends share notes from other classes he was enrolled in at the same time. businessinsider.com/a-ger…
Carl Benz's wife Bertha was the first motorist. In the summer of 1888 Bertha decided to β€œtest drive” the second prototype Motorwagen on a journey from Mannheim to Pforzheim, a distance of more than 50 miles in a single day and left a note for Carl on the kitchen table heacockclassic.com/articl…
In the last days of the war, South Vietnamese major Buang-Ly on a stolen plane with his family (wife and 2 children) dropped a note on USS Midway pleading to allow him to land. Comd. Chambers gave orders to push overboard millions of dollars' worth of helicopters to make room for landing. historynet.com/maj-buang-…
In 1987, the Burmese government demonetised the 25-, 35-, and 75-kyats notes without warning or compensation, rendering around 75% of the country's currency worthless and eliminating the savings of millions of Burmese. Dictator Ne Win did it bc the notes weren't divisible by his lucky number, 9. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ne_…
The longest musical performance in history is currently taking place in the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany. The performance of John Cage's "OrganΒ²/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible)" started on Sept. 5, 2001, and is set to finish in 2640. The last time the note changed was October 2013 aslsp.org/de/
Lewis Carrol developed ideas in linear algebra, probability & the study of elections & committees. Also one of his inventions was a writing tablet called the nyctograph that allowed note-taking in the dark, thus eliminating the need to get out of bed and strike a light when one woke with an idea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew…
During WWII, the US government recalled all paper currency circulating in Hawaii and replaced it with notes stamped with "HAWAII". In the event of a Japanese invasion of Hawaii, all currency captured would be easily identifiable and would be rendered worthless. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
When drummer Vinny Appice joined Black Sabbath, he had to learn their songs on stage, using hastily written notes when playing unfamiliar songs. During one of the shows, a rainstorm made the ink run on Appice's notes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
In 1942, the Nazis cracked the algorithm for the serial numbers and rag content of British Pound notes. Using prisoners with counterfeiting skills, near perfect bills were produced with the plan to scatter them over England by air to induce hyperinflation and collapse the economy. pmgnotes.com/news/article…
The world records for women's and men's discus throw is held by two East Germans. Furthermore the woman's world record, held by Gabriele Reinsch, is 76.80m making it 2.72m further than the men's world record, held by JΓΌrgen Schult, which is 74.08m. (Note: a woman's discus is lighter 1kg vs. 2kg) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
There are only two organs with 64β€² pipes (stops) in the world. The lowest note of these stops has a frequency of 8 Hz, which humans can just feel, not hear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Org…
The oldest occurrence of the word "fuck" in adjectival form in English comes from the margins of a 1528 manuscript copy of Cicero's De Officiis. A monk had scrawled in the margin notes, "fuckin Abbot". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuc…
Sanora Babb was writing a book about the Dust Bowl but John Steinbeck stole her notes to write The Grapes of Wrath, and as it was felt the market couldn’t support two books about the subject, her book remained unpublished until 2004. broadstreetonline.org/201…
Nobody really knows how to correctly play Beethoven's famous "FΓΌr Elise" - original notes were never found and were published years after Beethoven's death by Ludwig Nohl. Pianists are still arguing how to play this piece. henle.de/blog/en/2011/11/…
The identity of the Creator of the popular Manga/Anime, Death Note, is closely guarded secret. Tsugumi Ohba is the creator's Pen Name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsu…
When Martin replicated Joan Baez's Martin 1929 0-45 (purchased in 1962), they included a replica of the note "Too bad you're a communist" which they found inside her original guitar. It was put there by some unidentified repair person sometime in that guitar's 40-ish year career. musicradar.com/news/joan-…
The train schedule in Tokyo is so reliable that if they run more than 5 minutes late, they issue a note to passengers to prove to their employers that it was the train's fault they were late to work bbc.com/news/world-asia-4…
Bruce Springsteen once signed a kid's late note after the kid came to one of his concerts holding a sign saying he's be late to school tomorrow. The note read, β€œDear Ms. Jackson, Xabi has been out very late rocking & rolling. Please excuse him if he is tardy.” claremont-courier.com/art…
U.S. Medal of Honor recipients (in all branches of service) their children are automatically approved for enrollment into U.S. military academy so long as they meet basic requirements. Note: Acceptance rating for most applicants in general is less than 10%. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
A record exists called "Friends from the Beginning - Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix" contrary to the album's title and claims in the liner notes, Hendrix doesn't contribute anything to the recording. Little Richards involvement in some of the songs has also been called into question. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Cinco De Mayo, celebrated in California continuously since 1863, is virtually ignored in Mexico a 2007 UCLA Newsroom article notes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
An Australian restaurant called Pablo's Escoburgers came under fire for their burger called "The Patron," a double patty with candied bacon topped with a line of white powder (garlic flour) and a rolled up fake $100 bank note. They announced that people were "lining up for a taste." insider.com/pablos-escobu…
The longest song being performed, described as cataclysmic, played it's last note in 2013 and will play it's next note September 5th, 2020! youtube.com/watch?v=afhSD…
Today I learned of Karl P. Schmidt, a herpetologist who documented his own death after he was bitten by a juvenile boomslang snake. He made detailed notes on the symptoms he experienced, almost right up to the end. He died 24 hours after the bite, bleeding in his lungs, kidneys, heart, and brain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
In 1517, a Swedish Bishop was forced to seal a document under duress and imprison an Archbishop. He added a note that he’d been coerced into giving his permission. Years later, it saved his life when the Archbishop took his revenge and had 82 people beheaded. medieval.eu/hans-brask-bi…
George Eastman founder of the Kodak and helped to bring the use of roll film into the mainstream, suffered from a degenerative disease in his final two years. Eastman died by suicide with a gunshot through the heart. His suicide note read, "To my friends, my work is done – Why wait? GE." wikipedia.org/wiki/George…
Pakistan used Indian currency notes from 1947 to 1948, Indian notes were stamped with β€˜Government of Pakistan’ title | The Reserve Bank of India acted as the common currency authority for India and Pakistan until September 1948 insider.pk/business/money…
Led Zeppelin drummer Jon Bonham was told by a sound engineer that he was 'unrecordable' and 'too loud.' Bonham later sent him a gold certificate of Zeppelin I with a note saying 'thanks for the advice'. johnbonham.co.uk/biograph…
According to apocryphal acta, Pope Clement was martyred by being tied to an anchor and thrown from a boat into the Black Sea. However, the oldest sources on Clement's life, Eusebius and Jerome, note nothing of his martyrdom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Today I learned of Paige Hunter, a UK young woman who has prevented at least 6 suicides by tying over 40 handwritten notes of hope to a bridge infamous for suicides. bbc.com/news/uk-england-t…
The creepy 4 note melody from Frozen 2's "Into the Unknown" is actually from a 13th century Gregorian funeral chant called Dies Irae, and has been used in many movies from The Nightmare Before Christmas to The Shining to End of Days youtu.be/ZV60qfHhKI0
Today I learned about Rachele Gilmore, an understudy in the Metropolitan Opera. With only a couple hours notice, she was told she would be making her debut in Offenbach's "Les Contes Hoffman". That night she hit an A-flat above high C, breaking the record for highest note ever sung at the Met. broadwayworld.com/board/r…
At the peak of its hyperinflation, the one trillion dollar Zimbabwean dollar note was worth 0.40 american dollars. cnn.com/2016/05/06/africa…
In reference to Donald Duck’s nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Disney's archivist Dave Smith, in "Disney A to Z", said, "Note that the brightest hue of the three is red (Huey), the color of water, dew, is blue (Dewey), and that leaves Louie, and leaves are green." d23.com/a-to-z/huey-dewey…
Julia Louis-Dreyfus once parked in Tom Arnold's parking spot on the CBS lot. He left a note on her windshield that read "How stupid are you? Move your f--king car, you asshole!" She later found "a Polaroid of someone's buttocks left on her windshield and the word 'cunt' written in soap." eonline.com/news/1054335/…
The hit Paul Anka song My Way recorded by Frank Sinatra '69 and later Elvis Presley '73 was copied note for note from a French song Comme d'habitude(As Usual) by Claude FranΓ§ois '67 with the lyrics completely changed from the original love song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_…
In 1977, three girl scouts were killed at camp. Less than 2 months earlier, some doughnuts were stolen from the camp. The thief left behind a hand written note. In it, he vowed to kill 3 campers. It was dismissed as a prank. A suspect was arrested but acquitted. The case remains unsolved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okl…
A jury was able to convict an accused bank robber after they discovered the impression of a holdup note in a notebook the defendant owned. The prosecution had missed it when presenting the notebook as evidence. savannahnow.com/article/2…
In 1934, the word β€œdord” was mistakenly added to the dictionary as a new scientific term for density. This was caused by an employee misinterpreting a note reading β€œD or d, cont./density”, and the mistake was not fixed until 1939. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dor…
Libyan leader Gaddafi spoke a dialect of Arabic that was hard for other Arabs to understand and often spoke for hours without notes by saying the first thing that came into his head. He once spoke at the London School of Oriental and African Studies by direct satellite and was 90% unintelligible bbc.com/news/world-africa…
Sha Na Na founding member, Robert Leonard, is now a doctor of forensic linguistics, and uses this skill to help identify the writers of ransom notes, threatening letters and other correspondence. today.com/popculture/sha-…
Douglas Adams notes the comparison between his Hitchhikers books and Pilgrim's Progress, which by co-incidence was written after author John Bunyan had read The Plaine Mans Path-way to Heauen by Arthur Dent. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00f…
Mozart had an extreme dislike for the soprano Adriana Ferrarese del Bene. She had a strange tendency to bob her head to low and high notes, and knowing this, Mozart chose to fill her showpiece with constant harmonic leaps. He took great pleasure watching her bob her head "like a chicken". operaomaha.org/blog/did-y…
Only three women have appeared on UK Bank Notes (excluding the Queen) - Florence Nightingale Β£10.00 (1975), Elizabeth Fry Β£5.00 (2002) & Jane Austen Β£10.00 (2017). Twleve men have appeared by contrast. bankofengland.co.uk/museu…
An 8-year-old girl, Sandra Cantu, was murdered by a 28-year-old woman, Melissa Huckaby. After looking for a man, Police focused on Huckaby after Cantu’s body was found in a suitcase in a pond. Earlier, Huckaby had reported a suitcase stolen and claimed to have found a note about the body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
Today I learned of the Benjamin Franklin effect that causes people to like someone more after doing them a favor. When Franklin asked his rival for a rare book and returned it with a note of thanks, Franklin’s rival spoke to him with great civility and offered help, leading the two men to become good friends. effectiviology.com/benjam…
Amusia is the inability to hear music. Symptoms can include the inability to recognize familiar melodies, the loss of ability to read musical notation, and the inability to detect wrong or out-of tune notes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amu…
Today I learned of David Buckel, who self-immolated to protest the burning of fossil fuels. He left a note to police apologizing for the mess and built a fire ring so the fire would not spread. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Mozart wrote written comments on his concerto notes making fun of the soloist's playing youtu.be/7vuq9Ls2OVs
Our knowledge of what Potassium Cyanide tastes like comes from one man's suicide note, which he meant for doctors to read. He noted it tasted acrid and burned his tongue. archive.indianexpress.com…
The "Indian Chief Note" is the only issue of U.S. paper money on which a Native American is the central feature. coinworld.com/news/precio…
Despite the fact they lack the physical adaptations of a climber, crocodiles can climb trees and do it regularly, a new study in Herpetology Notes finds. After studying five crocodilian species on Africa, Australia and North America, they found that the reptiles can climb as high as 6 feet! sciencemag.org/news/2014/…
In 1941, before the US entered WW2, many Americans mailed tea to Buckingham Palace as a show of support to England. The Queen sent them all thank you notes. nyti.ms/348ctH8
In 2011, a South Korean man committed suicide by crucifying himself on a cross. The man was a devout Christian, and police speculated that his "deep religious faith" may have helped him endure "immense pain". They found the man's notes planning the crucifixion. theguardian.com/world/201…
The only document with the taste of Cyanide written is the Suicide Note of an Indian Goldsmith who killed himself in 2006 by mixing a pinch of it in his liquor. He wrote β€œDoctors, potassium cyanide. I have tasted it. It burns the tongue and tastes acrid." hindustantimes.com/india/…
, in music, a drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece. (46 & 2 is an example of this) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dro…
The sounds birds make have clear tones, repeat similar phrases, and are made of discrete notes. Despite these pleasing attributes, however, it has never been scientifically proven that the notes in birdsong follow the same organizational rules that govern most musical compositions sciencemag.org/news/2012/…
Today I learned of Edward Katskee, a scientist who accidentally overdosed on Cocaine after he purposefully injected himself with a large dose of to test how it affected the human body. He attempted to write notes on the walls of his office as he died. They were deemed too illegible to be scientifically useful. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sel…
In Australia, half a banknote is actually proportional to its full value and size. (half a $10 note is worth $5) banknotes.rba.gov.au/dama…
Serial killer Richard Ramirez once asked Sean Penn for his autograph. They were both serving time in the same jail. Ramirez wrote Penn a note: 'Hey, Sean, stay tough and hit them again β€” Richard Ramirez, 666’. Penn said no, but kept the note. It was destroyed when his house burnt down. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
The writer of Death Note is a closely guarded secret inverse.com/article/35689…
Katy Perry was sentenced to pay $2.8 million in damages to a Christian rapper for the allegedly infringed a three-note, four-beat β€œostinato” consisting of the pattern C-C-C-C-B-B-B-B-A ipwatchdog.com/2019/08/29…
The first human name in recorded history is: Kushim. He signed his (or her) name at the bottom of a tablet that's over 5,000 years old, which was excavated in Sumer. Kushim signed at the bottom of the tablet to note how much barley they had on-hand. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
That, upon their induction into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, legendary English Punk Band the Sex Pistols refused to attend their own ceremony and lead singer Johnny Rotten sent an angry note calling the museum a 'piss stain'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of May Bradford, a Red Cross volunteer during WWI who wrote over 25,000 letters and notes, an average of 12 a day, for wounded soldiers who were too ill or too uneducated to write to their family. She also sat with the injured and dying and considered herself to be a surrogate mother to them. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Walt Disney World near Orlando briefly had a real airport with a singing runway. Grooves in the tarmac were spaced so the lines played the opening notes of "When You Wish Upon a Star" when planes rolled over them. The airport closed in 1972. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
A retired man robbed a bank and wait for police, using a note saying he'd rather be in jail than with his wife. He was sentenced to home confinement. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Event storming is a system to model a computer program with multicolored sticky notes. The idea is to bring together software developers and domain experts so that they may learn from each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve…
Only fifteen paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci have survived to our days. On the other hand, his notebooks preserved thousans of drawings an notes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
There is a specific clause in The Simpsons' contract that the network can't give notes, make cuts or exert creative control over episodes, meaning the producers have free rein to poke fun of FOX itself. telegraph.co.uk/culture/t…
Neil Young is consider the Godfather of Grunge, partly in fact due to use of the line "it's better to burn out than to fade away", from his song "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)", in Kurt Cobain's suicide note en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_…
Today I learned about "Word Painting" - a writing technique in music where the music reflects the lyrics, for example: the music pausing when the lyrics use the word "stop", or the notes in the melody going higher when the lyrics use the word "higher". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
The popular 7-note musical call knock also featured in cartoons is named Shave and a Haircut. youtube.com/watch?v=rIpG0…
A KA BAR knifes name comes from KodiAk BeAR after a hunter used one to kill a bear after running out of bullets. He then sent the pelt and a thank you note to the manufacturer. kabar.com/customer/histor…
Today I learned about the Doppler effect. If a musician plays the same note while moving toward or away from a stationary listener, the note heard by the listener will change. This is because the sound wave crests are emitted from a different position, thus causing a change in their frequency. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dop…
Garry Wills (historian specializing American history) notes the parallels between President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and the speech was delivered by Pericles, an eminent Athenian politician at the end of the first year of the Peloponnesian War. movies2.nytimes.com/books…
When Alfred Hitchcock was 6, his father punished him for a minor offense by sending him to the local police station with note telling the officer on duty to put Alfred in a cell for 5 minutes without telling him for how long. Framed innocents are a main theme of his movies. whatculture.com/film/10-t…
When Alfred Hitchcock was five his father sent him to the police with a note, the policeman looked at the note and locked him in jail for few minutes. This experience left him with lifelong fear of policemen and he wouldn't even drive a car in case he got a parking ticket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
Donald Byrd advised that Herbie Hancock should never give up his publishing rights. Hancock nearly walked out on Blue Note to keep them, and used his first $3000 royalty check to buy what is now the oldest one-owner Shelby Cobra in existence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Two trapped miners once asked for an ipod with The Foo Fighters music on it to keep their spirits up. After hearing this, Dave Grohl wrote a note saying "I want you to know that when you come home, there's two tickets to any Foos show, anywhere, and two cold beers waiting for you". stereoboard.com/content/v…
The European Union released a zero euro bank note for pure collective purposes. The bill itself has no value as it’s denomination states. However, it is printed on genuine currency paper and has many of the same security features present in the other euro bank notes. banknoteworld.com/zero-eu…
Singer Tim Storms holds the world records for lowest note produced by a human and widest vocal range. He has a vocal range of 10 octaves and some of his sounds are so low they can't be perceived by the human ear. huffpost.com/entry/tim-st…
Prior to 1861, Santa Clause appeared on numerous bank notes in the United States. The use of his image was one of the first ways Christmas was introduced to American society. ripleys.com/weird-news/sa…
The German city of Trier, birthplace of Karl Marx, issued 0-Euro notes to celebrate his 200th birth anniversary. They cost 3 Euros. reuters.com/article/us-ge…
The Verve received permission from Decca to use a few notes of a string melody from a Rolling Stones orchestral album in exchange for half of The Verve's royalties on "Bitter Sweet Symphony." But the Stones' manager sued The Verve for plagiarism, saying Verve's use was not just a small sample. npr.org/2019/05/23/726227…
A man who committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge had left a suicide note that read "I'm going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I won't jump." vice.com/en_us/article/wd…
David Unaipon's contribution to Australian society helped to break many Indigenous Australian stereotypes, and he is featured on the Australian $50 note. Unaipon was the first Aboriginal writer to publish in English, the author of numerous articles and tried inventing a perpetual motion machine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Today I learned of the Stalin note. A document delivered to the Allied powers from the Soviet Occupation in Germany on March 10, 1952. Joseph Stalin proposed a reunification of Germany with no conditions on economic policies and with guarantees for free activity of democratic parties and organisation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The reason we know what cyanide tastes like is because an Indian man, MP Prasad who committed suicide left a hastily scrawled note describing the taste. "Doctors, potassium cyanide. I have tasted it. It burns the tongue and tastes acrid," he wrote, solving a long unanswered question. smh.com.au/world/suicide-…
On Christmas Eve, 1776, British Colonel Rahl received an urgent note from infamous outlaw Moses Doan. He was too busy playing cards. After George Washington's Army attacked, the note was found on him and read, "Washington is coming on you down the river, he will be here afore long. Doan" doanefamilyassociation.or…
Steve Carell used to be a mailman and during Christmas, he would write notes to kids who would send letters to Santa and put it in their mailboxes. The note read, "Your letter to Santa has been picked up by special reindeer courier." youtube.com/watch?v=SmnSl…
Around 1 in every 10,000 people have 'Perfect Pitch', an ability to tell notes and chords similar to being able to know every ingredient just by tasting a meal. If you don't develop it before the age of 6, you'll never have it, but if you do, you can never lose it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abs…

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