A 60 years old Japanese Truck Driver found out he was accidentally switched at birth in 1953 at San Ikukai Hospital in Tokyo. His biological parents are rich family & the infant who took his place grew up to be the Head of a Real Estate company. Meanwhile he was raised by a poor single mother. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Martin Couney ran infant incubator exhibits, in which premature babies were displayed to the public for 40 years. He didn’t charge the parents a penny, instead visitors paid 25 Cents to get in. This covered all the costs to run the facility. Many babies with no chances to survive were saved. bbc.com/news/amp/magazine…
A baby penguin was born without feathers in a Chinese zoo and was thus rejected by his parents, but the zookeepers found out he had digestion problems so they fed him by hand until he grew feathers and was reunited with his parents themarysue.com/bald-baby-…
Today I learned of Jean Meslier, a catholic priest and exemplary clergyman of 40 years, known for his charity work. After his death a 633 page "testament" was found in his house. In it he claims he only became a priest to please his parents, denies the existance of god and calls religion "a castle in the air" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
One of South Park co-creator Trey Parker's first productions was a sketch for his 6th grade school variety show called "The Dentist." There was so much fake blood involved that the sketch upset kindergarten students in the audience and Parker's parents were called. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
Even though he received surgery to correct his nearsightedness, Horace Grant continued to wear his trademark goggles on the court during his NBA career after hearing from parents that he was a inspiration to children who wore glasses. sbnation.com/lookit/2016/…
Movie ratings are decided by a board of up to 10 parents who are all anonymous and all live in Los Angeles. boxofficepro.com/the-boxo…
, on April 7th 2007, a theater filled with parents and their kids who were there to see 'The Last Mimzy' were accidentally shown 'The Hills Have Eyes 2' which begins with a screaming, beaten and bloodied woman giving birth to a deformed newborn who is then killed herself with a rock to the head ctvnews.ca/family-film-au…
In Russia the first day of school is called "Knowledge Day" falls on Sept 1st and is a national holiday. Kids and parents celebrate by bringing their kids to school carrying balloons and presents for their teachers, it's especially special for first graders. realrussia.co.uk/Blog/kno…
The star of Columbo, Peter Falk, has legislation called "Peter Falk's Law" named after him. It prevents children of sick parents being prevented access or information about their parents physical and mental condition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The Seinfeld episode β€œThe Pen”, in which Jerry and Elaine visit his parents in Florida, is the only episode that doesn’t feature Jason Alexander. After the table read, he threatened to quit the show if they ever wrote another episode without George in it again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Dr. Bronner, of the "all-one" Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, fled to the United States in 1929 and urged his parents to come with him. The last he heard from them was "You were right," before they were killed in the Holocaust. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ema…
Ariana Grande grew up wealthy. Both her parents were rich corporate bosses, with their notoriety helping her get early gigs performing with orchestras and on cruise ships. collider.com/galleries/ce…
Karl Berg found after recording parrots, that parent parrots name their children and those names are used through life. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
In 2009 a 3-month-old Korean child died from malnutrition after both her parents spent hours each day in an Internet cafe, raising a virtual child in an online game. wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_…
Today I learned of Jackie Coogan, a child actor in the silent film era who earned millions of dollars, only to find out in his 20s that his parents spent it all on jewelry and cars. He sued and the litigation resulted in the passage of the Coogan Act, which protects child actors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
, certain redwood trees are unable to produce chlorophyll, making them albino. They survive by obtaining sugar through the connections between its roots and those of neighboring normal redwood(s), usually the parent tree from whose base it has sprouted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Devonte Hart, the African American child famously shown hugging a police officer during the Ferguson Riots, was killed when his adoptive parents purposely drove off a 100 foot cliff. newsone.com/3850236/devon…
Walt Disney almost died during the 1918 influenza pandemic. He became so sick he was released from the Army to go home so his parents could take care of him. mouseplanet.com/12624/How…
Deaf parents use special vibrating baby monitors or smart watch applications to alert them when babies are crying during the night. youtu.be/WR4zNyjUsis
JK Rowling attended Exeter University to study French with Greek and German. Her parents hoped that in studying languages, she would enjoy a career as a bilingual secretary. After completing her 3,000 word final essay in French, she graduated with a 2.2 exetermemories.co.uk/em/_…
In 2015 "Hello Barbie" was released. She used speech recognition and connected to wifi. When you pressed her belt buckle, Barbie saved what you said to the cloud so she could learn your likes and dislikes and incorporate them into future conversations. Some parents found it "too creepy". money.cnn.com/2015/03/11/…
A 27-year old man from India attempted to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent. He claims it is wrong to bring a child into the world, because they have to put up with lifelong suffering. bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia…
When African-American Edward A. Carter Jr. was a teenager, he snuck out and joined the Chinese Army, reaching the rank of Lieutenant before being exposed and sent back to his parents. He later earned the Medal of Honor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
The youngsters of Holocaust survivors are a lot more prone to anxiety due to hormone changes in their parents from the trauma of the Holocaust. Their kids acquired these traits. scientificamerican.com/ar…
An off-duty Brazilian policeman in uniform had a cell phone in his back pocket when he visited his parents to do laundry. His parents were being held hostage by 2 robbers; when the policeman turned to flee, the robbers shot him in the buttock, but his Nokia Lumia 520 phone stopped the bullet. pcmag.com/news/brazilian-…
Marvin Gaye died in April of 1984 after being shot twice in the chest. Marvin had tried to break up a fight between his parents when Marvin's father pulled out a .38 Smith & Wesson, a Christmas gift from Marvin to his father from the year before, and fatally shot his son. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Parents who give their children bleach enemas to cure autism have shared photos of "rope worms" expelled from their children, claiming they are parasites killed by the concoction. They are actually intestinal lining. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rop…
Rhode Island’s Cranston School District is sending parents who owe lunch money $20 or more and who haven’t paid off the balance within 60 days to collection agency turnto10.com/news/local/c…
McDonald's had tie in Batman Returns Happy Meals that received complaints from parents who felt the film should not be promoted to kids. Complaints and a lower box office return led to Warner Brothers dropping Tim Burton and hiring Joel Schumacher for the less adult orientated sequels. vocal.media/geeks/a-not-s…
In Pennsylvania (USA), you can be on the hook for your parents’ debt without your knowledge or consent, and it’s completely legal paelderlaw.net/pennsylvan…
Apples do not reproduce true to type, meaning that the tree from the seed will produce apples that are almost certain to be different than the parent. Unless you pollinate the tree by hand, there is no way to know who the other parent is, considering bees could have used almost every other tree thespruce.com/can-you-gro…
Julian Lennon, John Lennon's first son, was the inspiration for the song 'Hey Jude'. Paul McCartney wrote the song (originally called 'Hey Jules) as a way to comfort Julian after his parents divorced. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
Research shows that cats may reflect the personality of their owner, in the same way a parent's personality can affect their child. There is some evidence of similar personality traits of owners in cats. phys.org/news/2019-02-cat…
Children stop believing in Santa at around 8 years old. Errors by 'bumbling parents' are the main cause of children losing their faith in Santa. phys.org/news/2018-12-int…
"Voldemort" (vol de mort) translates from French/Latin to "flight of death;" also "theft by death," or how Voldemort took Harry's parents from him. translation.babylon-softw…
Parents in Nordic countries have their babies nap outside in subzero temperatures so they sleep longer and better insider.com/nordic-parent…
Rage Against The Machine Guitarist Tom Morello's Mother is a 97 year old Anti-Censorship Activist who founded the Parents for Rock and Rap - to Counter Tipper Gore's Pro-Censorship PMRC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned about manual babbling. Deaf children or children born to deaf parents babble with their hands instead of vocalized babbling. Thus indicating that babbling is not nonsense, but instead an important part of language acquisition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
From 1913 until it was outlawed in 1920, some parents would send their babies to travel destinations through the US Post Office because it was less expensive then traveling together. onthisday.com/photos/no-b…
Today I learned of Susanne Ripton, a Jew who survived the holocaust as a child. In 1940, when she was 4, soldiers broke into her home in Paris. She was saved when a neighbour rushed in and said that she was her daughter. She spent years hiding. In 1969, she discovered her parents had been killed at Auschwitz. youtube.com/watch?v=bmw39…
Billie Eilish was born into the entertainment industry. She grew up in Los Angeles with both her parents being successful actors and her older brother already being in the music industry. She joined the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus at 8, and her brother wrote her debut song for her at 13. cheatsheet.com/entertainm…
Talk show host Jerry Springer’s parents were some of the Jews to get out of Germany before being sent to camps. His grandmother was one of the first to go to the gas chamber. independent.co.uk/news/pe…
25% of young adults (20-34yo) in the UK are living with their parents. bbc.com/news/education-49…
Andy Dalton and his wife rent out a hotel every year to let parents of children with disabilities drop off their kids for a much needed paid date night. bengals.com/news/andy-dal…
After selling KFC, Colonel Sanders started a new restaurant in his wife's name using the same recipe's, was sued by KFC's parent company, and actually settled out of court decisively in the Colonel's favor. people.com/archive/col-sa…
Today I learned of Poto and Cabengo, aka Grace and Virginia Kennedy, a pair of twins who were so socially distanced and ignored by their parents that they developed their own unique language that only they understood. flashbak.com/poto-and-cab…
Oxana Malaya wad abandoned by her alcoholic parents at age 2, and for the next 5 years lived with a pack of dogs. At 7 years old, she couldn't speak, walked on all fours and behaved like a dog in every way historydaily.org/oxana-ma…
, Disney's the Parent Trap was an adaptation of a German novel that had been adapted three times, in three different countries before Disney got the rights to it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lot…
Ken Osmond was not the original Eddie Haskell. The original was another child actor whose parents wanted him to go to high school and college instead of being a full-time child actor. Ironically Osmond grew up to be a cop while the original still enjoys a lucrative career in show business. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Katy Perry's parents wouldn't let her eat Lucky Charms as a child, because the word "luck" reminded her mom of 'Lucifer'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Many countries have restrictions on how to name your child. In France, for example, when parents won't give a name which is not damageable to the child's well-being or a third party, a civil servant can name the newborn on court's order. legifrance.gouv.fr/affich…
Debian (a linux based Operating System - Parent of Ubuntu) has its versions named after toy story characters since its initial release in 1996 (code named Buzz after Buzz Lightyear) electrictoolbox.com/debia…
β€œParent Advisory” on music albums is a voluntary label due partially to a failed movement by Tipper Gore and Washington connections. After having her daughter reveal Prince’s β€œDarling Nikki” references masturbation. npr.org/sections/therecor…
Today I learned about the Elan School in Maine that Used Brainwashing and Misleading Parents into Subjecting Tennagers to Years of Severe Mental and Physical Abuse en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ela…
A 17-year-old Canadian booked his ticket to go to space abroad Virgin Galactic to become the youngest person to ever go to space. It is understood that he will be accompanied by a parent for the trip, which costs $200,000 per ticket joe.ie/uncategorized/cana…
17% of parents choose a name for their baby on the day the baby is born. babycenter.com/0_when-to-…
Stuart Little was a human child born to human parents who just looked exactly like a 2 inch tall mouse en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
The words Mama and Papa (and minor variations) are used all around the world when referring to parents. theconversation.com/why-d…
Research shows that parents who want their children to cut back on screen-time must cut back on screen-time themselves thriveworks.com/blog/pare…
The Beatles' song "Hey Jude" was originally titled "Hey Jules", and it was intended to comfort Julian Lennon from the stress of his parents' separation. McCartney said he changed the name to "Jude" "because I thought that sounded a bit better" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey…
Despite millennials often being seen as a β€˜promiscuous’ generation, they have less sexual partners than previous generations and having less overall sex than their own parents. time.com
The Walt Disney Company owns a 16% stake in Vice Media (VICE News parent company) wikipedia.org/wiki/Vice_M…
In the California Condor Recovery Plan, researchers and breeders removed condor eggs and used condor puppets to raise and feed the chicks from those eggs. Parent condors would then lay more eggs to replace the taken eggs, thus increasing their reproductive rate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Jim Croce's first album, Facets, was financed by his parents for $500. His parents hoped it would fail so that he would continue his education. Instead, he sold every copy and made a profit of $2500. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fac…
Pegasus, the immortal winged horse, had parents. His father was Poseidon, God of the Sea, and his mother was Medusa, the lady with the snake hair. greekmythology.com/Myths/…
American Beauty actor, Thora Birch's, parents are former porn stars who both appeared in the iconic adult film Deep Throat. They also serve as her business managers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
The hormone, oxytocin, which triggers feelings of unconditional love and protection occurs when parents and children look into each other’s eyes or embrace, this spikes in both human and canine brains, we love our pets in the same way as family members, and dogs return this devoted affection. telegraph.co.uk/news/scie…
Steve from Blue’s Clues once showed up unannounced to a kid’s birthday party after seeing a party sign and blue paw print on the house’s mailbox. He showed up in character and costume, handed our presents and refused any compensation from the parents. spin.com/2004/02/me-and-y…
The parents of Oscar Nunez (who played Oscar on the Office) were classmates of Fidel Castro at the University of Havana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osc…
Millennials in the ages of 18-34 are more likely to live with their parents instead of a spouse/partner - the first time this has occurred since record-keeping began in the 1880s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Since 1991, there are japanese companies which offer family rental services. Actors are hired to act as family members, partners or even parents of clients in need of intimacy and social contact en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…
In 2018, over 300 people drowned in Germany. The drownings have been linked to 'parents phone fixation.' In the past, parents spent more time with their children in the swimming pool. Increasingly, parents are fixated by phones and not paying attention to their children. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
In the late 90s Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Maybach, was working on a 12-litre 24-cylinder engine for Maybach cars, which would have made around 800 hp and 1200 Nm (885 lb-ft) of torque. autoevolution.com/news/wh…
The parents of one of John Wayne Gacy’s victims, John Butkovich, called police more than a hundred times to urge them to investigate him further. Their son had vanished in 1975, and had been one of Gacy’s employees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
When it comes to becoming an NBA player, studies show that coming from a wealthy two-parent home dramatically increases your chances espn.com/espn/story/_/id/…
In US family sitcom Good Times Jimmie Walker as son JJ was the breakout star and his catchphrase "dyn-o-mite!" repeated each episode. Those playing the parents disliked the focus shift to JJ's antics: John Amos was fired and his character killed off, Esther Rolle left the series for one season en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
The CIA requested that De Niro’s character not possess an intimidating array of agency torture manuals in the film 'Meet the Parents'. independent.co.uk/voices/…
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon was created to sell the toy line by Playmates. They'd produce toys based on the darker indie comic only if they got a cartoon to promote it. They got different colored masks so kids could tell them apart and toned down drastically so parents wouldn't mind mentalfloss.com/article/3…
There are two separate genes that determine eye colour, and which are dependent on each other. Depending on how these genes combine, it is possible for two blue eyed parents to have a brown eyed child. genetics.thetech.org/how-…
For decades, the only "premature wards" in the US were carnival attractions at Coney Island and World's Fairs. From the 1890s-1930s, the "Incubator Exhibits" saved thousands of babies' lives, at no charge to the parents. All costs were paid by entrance fees. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (famous for his pet moose and metal nose) was kidnapped when he was two years old by his uncle. Despite Tycho's parents knowing about this, and them being nobles of phenomenal influence, they did nothing about this, and let his uncle keep him. famousscientists.org/tych…
Baby birds produce a little sac of poop the parent can easily remove from the nest to keep it clean. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fec…
In 2009, Kraft (Miracle Whip's parent company) launched an ad campaign that set out to make the goopy white condiment appear cool, claiming Miracle Whip was 'sorta-kinda-not-really-like-mayo, but multiplied by awesomeness.' huffpost.com/entry/the-gr…
Indian actress Kangana Ranaut initially aspired to become a doctor at the insistence of her parents. Her relatives were unhappy with her decision to enter the film-making industry, and they did not correspond with her for several years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
You absolutely can pick up baby birds and their parents will not reject them as a result. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Loraine Allison was the only child from first class to die on the Titanic. She had remained with her parents on the ship looking for her baby brother who had unknown to them already safely left in a lifeboat with his nanny. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
In 1985, Ryan White was refused re-entry to his school due to him having AIDS. 117 Parents and 50 teachers petitioned for his ban. People even cancelled their subscriptions as White was the paperboy and they believed they would be infected via newsprint. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
In 1931, an Australian Aboriginal girl called Molly Craig was taken from her parents and imprisoned in a Native Reserve. She escaped the next day with her 11-year-old sister and 8-year-old cousin. The journey took 9 weeks and 1600 KM. In 1940, she escaped again, with her 18-month-old daughter. smh.com.au/national/daugh…
France has a law allowing colleagues to gift days off for parents of seriously ill children eurofound.europa.eu/publi…
Today I learned about the bundling board. While used for strangers having to share a bed, it is also used by the parents of young, courting, puritan couples to achieve the emotional intimacy of sharing a bed while at the same time "discouraging" any real physical intimacy before marriage. jmarkpowell.com/bundling-…
At the age of 7 and 8, future Argentinian serial killer Cayetano Godino was caught by police beating small children, but he was released and sent home due to his age. However, at age 10, his parents reported him to the police for masturbation, and he was jailed for 2 months for masturbating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cay…
China has a law that enforces adult children to visit and care for their elderly parents. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
The parent company of coffee pod maker Keurig merged with Dr Pepper in 2018 and is now known as Keurig Dr Pepper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keu…
In Tina Fey's childhood, her parents allowed her to watch Young Frankenstein, SNL, Monty Python, Marx Brothers, and the Honeymooners, but she was not allowed to watch The Flintstones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
Over the past decade, the percentage of adults still living with their parents in the US has only increased. As of 2016, more adults live with their parents than with a spouse census.gov/library/storie…
Gouldian finch young have unusual mouth markings that biologists find intriguing. One study showed the markings might help finch parents judge the health and age of their chicks. Another study revealed the glowing bumps outside of the beak reflect light, serving as a built-in beacon for feeding. audubon.org/news/whats-we…
During the 1918 Flu Epidemic that spread around the globe, killing millions, children invented a jump-rope rhyme, based on what they overheard from their parents. "I had a little bird and her name was Enza. I opened the window and In-Flew-Enza". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski…
Former NFL wide receiver Malcom Floyd’s parents allowed his older brother to name him, so his brother named Malcom after himself (Malcolm). The spelling difference was their father’s idea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
Up until the 1870s, parents would put their children in 'standing machines' to dissuade them from crawling, as crawling was associated with "animals and the insane." The shift towards allowing babies to crawl as a part of development was marked by the 'Creeping Baby Doll' chnm.gmu.edu/cyh/primary-…

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