Joaquin Phoenix grew up in a cult involved with pedophilia and his parents traveled to Venezuela to recruit followers (not knowing about the pedophilia) - The Children of God distractify.com/p/joaquin…
It took 32 years to officially clear the parents in the famous β€œdingo took my baby case”. The mother spent three years in jail until evidence supporting their defense was found by chance. They ultimately received $1.3M for wrongful imprisonment, less than 1/3 of their legal fees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Steve Jobs is buried in an unmarked grave and unknown location in a cemetery in Palo Alto where his parents and tech royalty like David Packard were buried mercurynews.com/2015/10/1…
Leaving cookies and milk for Santa started to become popular in the U.S during the Great Depression. Parents wanted to teach their kids it was better to give and to be grateful for presents they received during times of economic hardship. history.com/news/dont-for…
61% of Americans dread the holidays due to increased spending. 75% of parents with children under the age of 18 fear disappointing their children during the holidays. fox5ny.com/news/61-percen…
Spartan Wife-sharing. In accordance with the Spartan belief that breeding should be between the most physically fit parents, many older men allowed younger, more fit men, to impregnate their wives. Other unmarried or childless men might even request another man's wife to bear his children. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
In the early 1900s, school bathrooms were invented to help teach children to bathe regularly and to promote the idea of regular bathing to their parents. During this time period, people usually only bathed once a week. themodernrogue.com/articl…
The United States gave cherry tree cuttings back to Japan in 1952 because the parent stock was struggling from neglect during WWII smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Wolves make great foster parents and even adopt other species' offspring sometimes such as fox cubs! bbc.co.uk/earth/story/201…
2 donkeys that have been together for 10 years at a zoo in Poland were separated after a local politician and parents complained about them mating in front of children. Experts weighted in and a petition to rejoin them got 7,000 signatures so the zoo put them back together. thestar.com/news/world/20…
Letters addressed to Santa through the USPS (that don’t already have a response letter written by a parent inside) are handled by Operation Santa where postal workers, members of the public, and organizations can "adopt" letters and respond to them or even grant the child's wishes insider.com/letters-to-sa…
In some cultures, parents are referred to by the names of their firstborn children. In Arabic, for example, the father of Malik would be Abu Malik and the mother would be Umm Malik. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tek…
The Roman punishment for the killing of parents was known as Poena cullei ('penalty of the sack') and it consisted of being sewn up in a leather sack, with an assortment of live animals including a dog, snake, monkey, and a chicken or rooster, and then being thrown into a body of water. imperiumromanum.edu.pl/en…
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…
Spain's stolen children scandal. Where around 300,000 babies were stolen from their parents for adoption. "Nuns and priests compiled waiting lists of would-be adoptive parents, while doctors were said to have lied to mothers about the fate of their children." bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-1…
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…
When Sean Lennon, the son of John, was little, he didn't know about The Beatles because his parents never played Beatles records at home. When Sean saw Yellow Submarine at his friend's house, his dad had to explain why there was a cartoon version of him in the movie. ultimateclassicrock.com/s…
The Pretenders song "My City Was Gone" is used as the Rush Limbaugh Show theme song. Despite her liberal politics, Chrissie Hynde approves of its use because her parents were big Limbaugh fans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_…
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…
In the early 90's offered a service called "Kidprint" where parents could take their children and a video cassette to a Blockbuster store and get a video recording of their children done for free. Police could later use this recording if the children were kidnapped or went missing sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-…
In 1991 a photographer asked a pair of parents if they could throw their baby over a gap between rocks for a photo shoot. The parents agreed, and four years later the shot became part of Patagonia's 1995 catalog. npr.org/2019/04/10/711031…
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-…
Barbie has Parents, 8 siblings (2 of which are now discontinued) and chose never to have children womansworld.com/posts/ent…
After the success of Snow White, Walt Disney bought his parents a new home in Burbank. His mother frequently complained about the furnace, so Disney studio workers were sent to fix the broken furnace and failed resulting in Flora Call Disney dying in her sleep due to asphyxiation in 1938. disneydreamer.com/walt-di…
A Utah Highway Patrol officer pulled over what he believed to be an impaired driver. It was a 5 year old who had stolen his parents car and made it on to the freeway after an argument with Mom because she wouldn't buy him a Lamborghini. He was on his way to California with $3 to purchase one. jalopnik.com/utah-highway…
Children commonly develop an accent closer to that of their peers than their parents’ native accent. There have been no recorded cases of children speaking with a foreign accent that they have not been exposed to adc.bmj.com/content/98/Su…
When the 1937 Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released in England, the film was deemed too scary for children, and those under 16 had to be accompanied by a parent d23.com/a-to-z/snow-white…
Victorian parents would paint on their deceased children's eyes at funerals hauntedoc.com/victorian-f…
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/…
Around the birth of Ted Kennedy his 14-year old brother John (JFK) asked their parents to be his godfather and to name him George Washington Kennedy since he was born on Washington’s 200th birthday. Their parents only granted the first request. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted…
The 2018 kids movie "Show Dogs" came under fire after parents and groups accused the film of normalizing child grooming. The producer pulled the movie from theaters, and re-released it without the offending scenes. However, this also created a plot hole in the re-edited version. huffpost.com/entry/surviv…
Vincent Van Gogh moved back into his parents’ house at 30. He was unaccomplished, distracted by prostitutes, and thought he was hot shit. vincentvangogh.org/biogra…
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…
Today I learned about Beate Sirota, an Austrian-born Jew raised in Japan. She was educated at the German School of Tokyo for six years, but her parents deemed it "too Nazi" and moved her to the American school. She helped write the Japanese constitution in 1946 ensuring equality for women is enshrined in law. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
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 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…
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…
For many years, some parents have noticed that their autistic children's behavioral symptoms diminished when they had a fever. medicalxpress.com/news/20…
Scorpions are viviparous (give birth to live offspring instead of eggs like most invertebrates) and their young look like miniature versions of their parents, but in white! britannica.com/animal/sco…
Salvador Dalli was born 9 months after his older brother, who was also named Salvador, died and his parents believed he was a reincarnation of said older brother and he spent most of his life trying to live outside the shadow of his older brother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
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…
A judge told a convicted serial killer; "You will be strangled to death in front of the parents whose children you killed, Your body will then be cut into 100 pieces and put in acid, the same way you killed the children." The killer died before that happened. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jav…
According to a Babycentre survey, about 75% of parents weren't sure whether their baby's name suited them for the first few days of the child's life. babycentre.co.uk/a1024561…
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…
Martin Scorsese's parents both make cameos in Goodfellas (1990), his mother (Catherine) played Tommy's mother, and his father (Charles) played Vinnie. whatculture.com/film/20-t…
Parents with autoimmune disorders (psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn's disease or 70+ others) are 50% more likely to have a child diagnosed with autism. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Karl Berg found after recording parrots, that parent parrots name their children and those names are used through life. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
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…
During the Victorian era, a newly developed feeding bottle for infants was introduced. Infant moαΉ›tality rates due to these bottles were shocking– only 2 out of 10 infants lived to their 2nd birthday, but parents continued to buy and use them and they earned the name as murdeαΉ› bottles. anomalien.com/the-victori…

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