A 2017 study by statistician Nathan Yau found the career divorce rates. Bartenders, flight attendants , massage therapists, and nurses had the highest at around 45-50%. Meanwhile, actuaries had the lowest at 17%, followed by software developers, engineers, scientists, and eye doctors. divorce.lovetoknow.com/Di…
The iconic photo of the sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J day was actually a non-consensual kiss by a drunk sailor. The "nurse" was a dental assistant named Greta Friedman who later said "it wasn't my choice to be kissed. The guy just came over and kissed or grabbed." wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_…
In 2006, Mattel's "Furryville" toyline drew ire from real life nurses for naming their duck nurse character "Nurse Quacktitioner", alleging a "medical quack". Despite Mattel pointing out that "ducks quack", the toy was eventually pulled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fur…
A Frenchman known as Richebourg, who measured 58 cm (1' 11") as an adult, was employed by the aristocracy to act as a secret agent during the French Revolution, dispatching messages into and out of Paris, whilst disguised as an infant and carried by his 'nurse' guinnessworldrecords.com/…
When Germany invaded Belgium in World War I, King Albert I took personal command of the Belgian Army. He led his army for 4 years, fighting alongside his troops, while his wife, Queen Elisabeth, worked as a nurse at the front. His 12 year-old son, the Crown Prince, also fought in the ranks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Jennifer Stone is a qualified nurse. She gained this qualification in order to better understand her diabetes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jen…
In 2019, a nurse set the record for the fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform, but was originally rejected by Guinness World Records, because she was wearing scrubs and pants, and not a blue and white dress, apron, and a nurse's cap. After backlash, they backed down and accepted her record edition.cnn.com/2019/05/0…
Dennis Quaid’s face appeared on warning labels of vials of blood thinner Heparin to remind nurses not to accidentally inject patients with high concentration doses after Quaid’s newborn twins almost died of an accidental overdose people.com/celebrity/denn…
Abdul Sattar Edhi founded Edhi foundation It runs the world's biggest ambulance service. Which has rescued over 20,000 abandoned infants, rehabilitated over 50,000 orphans and has trained over 40,000 nurses. edhi.org/about-us/
The birth of JFK's sister Rosemary in 1918 was complicated by medical resources focused elsewhere during a pandemic. A nurse, trying to delay delivery for a doctor, held her mother's legs closed. When that failed, she reached into the birth canal and held Rosemary's head in place for two hours. marieclaire.com/celebrity…
Ants nurse their wounded comrades after a raid. And if they deem themselves too deeply wounded they'll refuse treatment so they can tend to other ants with higher chances of survival. youtube.com/watch?v=MVTj_…
In 2012, an Indian nurse looking after the Duchess of Cambridge was prank called by an Australian radio station pretending to be the Queen. This led to her revealing confidential information which was then broadcast on the radio. 3 days later, she committed suicide by hanging. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sui…
Today I learned about the Heart Attack Grill, a hospital-themed restaurant in Tempe AZ, where "patients" over 350 pounds eat for free and the waitstaff are dressed as sexy nurses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
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…
Donald Harvey, a nurse who killed 37 of his patients, was only caught because a medical examiner who performed the autopsy on one of his victims had the genetic ability to smell cyanide. This prompted an investigation and Harvey was discovered. usatoday.com/story/news/h…
Satchel Paige pitched his last Major League Baseball game at age 59 for the KC Athletics. Before the game, Paige sat in the bullpen on a rocking chair, being attended to by a "nurse". He pitched three scoreless innings, giving up one hit and then walked off to the song "The Old Gray Mare". sabr.org/gamesproj/game/s…
There were nurses during the Black Plague. They were often poor and old women coerced into the position and the public widely hated them as they were seen as greedy and spreaders of the plague. Even the doctors hated them so they were the reviled nurses. (Look up an outfit) historyextra.com/period/s…
Agatha Christie described the symptoms of thallium poisoning so well in her novel, The Pale Horse, a nurse who read the novel recognized the symptoms in a baby that was dying, and saved it’s life. nytimes.com/1977/06/24/ar…
Before Florence Nightingale was a nurse, she was a statistician. She used her skills to pioneer medical research methods, medical hygiene practices, and infographics. bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/wh…
Today I learned about Elizabeth McWilliams, a nurse's aid who took care of influenza patients in 1918. She worked tirelessly for patients before contracting the illness herself and dying. Her last words were "I am happy because I've tried to be a real American." loc.gov/pictures/item/201…
During WWI Charles de Gaulle was imprisoned for 32 months in 6 different prison camps. He tried to escape 5 times in various ways, including hiding in a laundry basket, digging a tunnel, digging a hole through a wall, and even posing as a nurse to fool his guards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
During the US Civil War, Union Lt. Custer (of later Little Big Horn fame) found a West Point classmate Capt. Lea who was fighting for the Confederates and was captured. While recuperating, Lea met and married his nurse. Custer attended the wedding in full blue Union uniform, with Lea in gray. dailypress.com/history/dp…
When the Six Flags Over Texas theme park opened in 1961, it had a section dedicated to the Confederacy where actors would hunt through the crowd for Union "spies" and "execute" them by firing squad, and where boys and girls could sign up to defend the South as soldiers and nurses. dallasnews.com/news/news/…
In the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th seasons of Lost, 76 different babies were used to play Aaron, Claire's son. Most were girls, as they tend to have a rounder face, don’t age as quickly, and squirm less. During the group shot, the nurse told everyone to switch babies, and pick the baby they really want stereogum.com/1779483/spo…
Honeybees sleep between five and eight hours a day, some bees hold each other's legs as they sleep. Colonies are divided into different sectors of work. There are cleaners, nurses, security guards, also collection bees whose sole job is to cache nectar in comb. Promotions happen as well. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
There was about 28,000 new Nurse Practitioner graduates vs. 21,000 (MD) Medical Doctor graduates in 2017. healthaffairs.org/do/10.1…
: photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt (famous for his iconic V-J Day in Times Square - photograph, sailor kissing a nurse in a dancelike dip) was threatened by an enraged Ernest Hemingway, who tore his own shirt to shreds, to be thrown overboard for trying to create a relaxed setting for his shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
Louise Fletcher (Nurse Ratchet in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) was so upset that the other actors could laugh and be happy while she had to be so cold and heartless that near the end of production she removed her dress and stood in only her panties to prove she was not a cold-hearted monster gointothestory.blcklst.co…
A German nurse was sentenced to life in prison without eligibility for parole after he murdered more than 85 patients because he wanted to show off his resuscitation skills and be the hero who saves them on the hospital bed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nie…
In 1929, W. Forssmann performed the first human heart cath on himself. He tricked the OR nurse, put himself under local anesthesia, inserted a catheter into his arm, then walked to the X-ray room to see if it reached his heart. He was fired from the hospital, but awarded the Nobel Prize in 1956. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Priest Joseph MΓΌller told a joke of a dying German soldier who asked to see people for whom he was laying down his life. The nurse laid a portrait of Hitler and GΓΆring next to him. The soldier said "Now I can die like Jesus Christ" [between two criminals]. MΓΌller was executed for the joke. wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph…
Kleenex Tissues Were Originally Made For Gas Masks During WWI, Not For Blowing Your Nose. Some Nurses Also Found That They Were Also Able To Be Used As A Great Subsitute For Menstrual Pads wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleene…
In 2017, five Denver nurses were suspended for opening a body bag and β€œadmiring” the size of the dead man’s genitals. nypost.com/2017/09/06/nur…
While dying of stomach cancer and hospitalized in 1989. Osamu Tezuka (creator of Kimba and Astro Boy) was still able to draw tons of sketches with his pens and paper. His last words was "I'm begging you, let me keep working!" as a hospital nurse took away his pens and paper so he could rest. tofugu.com/japan/osamu-te…
The Orangutan birth rate of once every 9 years is one of the slowest among mammals, hindering their survival but also creates one the strongest mother-child bonds in nature as kids stay close to their mother during that whole period and nurse for most of it nytimes.com/2017/05/17/sc…
Today I learned about Kim Bok-Dong and what a "comfort woman" was. During WWII, at 14 years old, Kim Bok-Dong was taken to Japan where she joined other young women who were forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers. The Japanese government later made them work as nurses to try to hide what had happened youtube.com/watch?v=qsT97…
Today I learned that the final words of King George VI were β€œGod Damn You”, said to the nurse who had administered him a sedative. mysteriumtours.com/the-li…
A nurse named Niels HΓΆgel is one of the most prolific medical serial killers of all time (85 confirmed, 300+ suspected). He administered lethal doses of heart meds to patients so he could try to revive them in front of colleagues for attention and praise. yourlawyer.com/library/pr…
Rayna Kasabova (1897 - 1969) was a Bulgarian Air Force nurse and the first woman in the world who participated in a military flight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray…
Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon, died from a blood clot caused by kicking up her leg to show her nurses how well she was feeling after having surgery for an ovarian cyst en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned about Yolanda Saldivar, a nurse who quit her job to become Tejana music star Selena's fan club president in San Antonio, then proceeded to embezzle thousands from her. She shot the singer dead in 1995 after being confronted for her actions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yol…
Nurses are sometimes called sisters because in Medieval Europe, the Catholic Church provided hospital services and nuns (sisters) would serve as nurses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Today I learned about renowned British military surgeon James Barry, a pioneer in the medical field with a career spanning over 50 years. After his death in 1865 the nurse prepping his body for burial noted female anatomy and stretch marks from pregnancy. Barry had been born a woman named Margaret Ann Bulkley. history.com/news/the-extr…
Einstein’s last words were spoken in German to a nurse who didn’t speak German and are lost for ever. During Einstein's autopsy, the pathologist stole his brain. He kept it for forty years in a tupperware container, before being convinced to return it to Einstein's relatives. fromthegrapevine.com/life…
After the third time Dennis Rodmen broke his penis, the nurse who treated him threatened to sell secret photos of his broken genitalia to the National Enquirer for $25,000. Rodmen's then girlfriend dared her to do it and was never heard from again. youtu.be/p3zDKkoNMcg?t=1m…
In Portland, Oregon (2006) a 58 year old husband hired a Hit man to murder his wife. When his wife returned home she encountered an intruder wielding a claw hammer. After a struggle, the 51-year-old nurse fended off her attacker by strangling him with her bare hands. nbcnews.com/id/14859827/n…
Buster Keaton was an international mega silent movie star, but broke down after sound movies took over. He became an alcoholic and was institutionalized in a mental ward but escaped his strait jacket using techniques he learned from Houdini. He then married his nurse but had no memory of it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus…
Than manatee calf’s nurse under water on a nipple behind their mother flippers neafamily.com/your-family…
American alligators have been known to venture into saltwater to capture prey. They've been spotted muching on nurse sharks, bonnethead sharks, lemon sharks, and Atlantic stingrays. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Harriet Tubman, in addition to organizing the Underground Railroad, served with the U.S. Army as a scout, spy, nurse and soldier during the Civil War, leading a raid with the African-American 2nd South Carolina regiment that freed over 700 slaves. libertyletters.com/resour…

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