Fidel Castro was obsessed with ice cream, once consuming 18 scoops in one sitting. His love for ice cream inspired him to implement a fully fledged dairy industry in Cuba and he even opened his own ice cream parlor. vice.com/en_us/article/mb…
In 1909, the first truly salacious hit song β€œI Love, I Love, I Love My Wifeβ€”But Oh! You Kid!” made the leap from vaudeville stage to the sheet music stands of a million parlor room pianos in America, inciting newspaper editorials, outraged sermons by preachers, and at least one fatal shooting. slate.com/articles/arts/c…
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_…
Gambling for cash is nominally illegal in Japan, but a legal loophole allows for pachinko gambling. Pachinko balls won from games are exchanged for β€œsepecial prize” tokens which are sold for cash to a separate vender off-premises. These vendors then sell the tokens back to the Pachinko parlor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
Woody Harrelson's First Wife Was Intended to Be A Joke and they would divorce the next day. The storefront marriage/divorce parlor was closed So They Stayed Married For 10 Months en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
The oldest continuously operating Chinese restaurant in the US is not in New York or San Francisco, but Butte, Montana. Pekin Noodle Parlor opened in 1911 and is still open today. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
The company Samsung accounts for 15% of South Korea's entire economy, and that South Koreans often live in Samsung owned apartment buildings, can get treatment from Samsung-owned medical centers, go to Samsung universities, and even end up at a Samsung funeral parlor when they die. money.cnn.com/2017/02/17/…
Of Wilmer McLean. After the battle of bull run happened on his farm in Manassas, he moved his family to Appomattox courthouse. 3 years later, Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant there. He purportedly said ""The war began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Jerry Springer resigned from the Cincinnati City Council in 1974 after the bad check he wrote for a prostitute was found by police racked up in the massage parlor’s wall with β€œFor Services Rendered” written in the memo. Springer won the seat back in 1975 by a landslide and became mayor in 1977. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_…
Pachinko revenue makes up 5.6% of Japan's GDP, and 0.52% of the Japanese workforce (over 330,000 people) work in pachinko parlors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
Nashville's adult entertainment business β€” which peaked in the 1980s with a wide array of downtown pornography shops, peep shows and massage parlors β€” has been on a slow decline. In 2016, only four licensed strip clubs operated in Music City tennessean.com/story/mone…
The British military used a laundry service and a massage parlor to gather information in Northern Ireland during the Troubles insidehook.com/article/mi…
Today I learned of the Baker Electric, an early 20th century electric car that was marketed for women and whose interior was appointed like a parlor or sitting room. jalopnik.com/line-up-ladi…
Clint Eastwood once ran for mayor of a small town in California. Part of his campaign platform was overturning a ban on ice cream parlors. He won. simplethingcalledlife.com…
Today I learned that Bunco, a popular parlor game, was originally a con game and a gambling game, raided by police units known as Bunco Squads en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bun…
Gambling for cash is illegal in Japan. Instead, balls won from games are exchanged for prizes or tokens. These items are then exchanged for cash at a place nominally separate from the parlor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
A successively bred generation of pigeons, known as Parlor Rollers, do not have the ability to fly. Instead, when attempting to fly, they do a back flip. It is still unknown what causes them to backflip instead of fly farmshow.com/a_article.ph…
If you get a tattoo in a state that regulates tattoo parlors you no longer have to wait a certain period of time to donate blood. redcrosschat.org/2017/07/…
Billiards is called β€œPool” because of horse race poolrooms. In the 1800s betting parlors were called poolrooms, β€œpool” referring to a collective bet. Billiard tables were installed in poolrooms for people to pass time between races. Eventually the phrase β€œshooting pool” meant playing billiards. thebilliardshop.com/histo…
Shakey's Pizza did little research when looking to expand into new markets and instead just followed Kinney's Shoes, opening pizza parlors in cities where Kinney's opened new stores. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Today I learned of Parlor Rollers. It is a breed of pigeon that can't fly but can roll or do somersaults on the ground. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Today I learned of the Christmas Eve parlor game Snap-dragon, where raisins are placed in a bowl of brandy, the brandy is lit on fire, and participants have to snatch the burning raisins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sna…
The man pictured executing a Viet Cong prisoner in the famous Pulitzer Prize winning Vietnam-era photo was named General Nguyen Loan, who immigrated to the United States after the war and opened a pizza parlor, closed in 1991, and who passed away in 1998 from cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngu…
In 1941 the US Navy spent $1,000,000 ($17,483,971.63 in 2018) on a floating ice cream parlor taskandpurpose.com/navy-i…
Wilmer McLean's house was involved in the 1st Battle of Bull Run, where the Civil War began. After, he moved 120 miles away to Appomattox Courthouse to avoid further battles, and 2 years later, the Civil War ended in his parlor where General Lee surrendered to General Grant. spotlights.fold3.com/2012…
The Battle of Bull Run, one of the first battles of the American Civil War, started around Wilmer McLean's property. He moved to Appomattox to escape the war, where later General Lee surrendered to Grant and effectively ended the war. The surrender was made official in McLean's parlor. ozy.com/flashback/how-the…
The Star Trek: DS9 episode "Trials and Tribble-ations", an homage to the original series episode "The Trouble With Tribbles," only happened because the producers were at a pizza parlor discussing show ideas when they bumped into Charlie Brill, who starred in the original episode 30 years ago. memory-alpha.wikia.com/wi…
Clint Eastwood ran for mayor of Carmel to overturn a ban on ice cream parlors. He won. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Mummy unwrapping (exactly what it sounds like) was a popular form of Victorian parlor entertainment when trade with Egypt opened up. artinsociety.com/the-life…
Today I learned of the parlor pistol - a gun with a heavy barrel and of small caliber. The gun was intended for target practice inside the house. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal…
The first battle of the Civil War took place on Wilmer McLean's farm. He moved to get away from the violence, but 4 years later Lee would surrender to Grant in his new house. His quote: "The war began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor." manassas.patch.com/articl…
William Lawrence Murphy invented the Murphy Bed because he lived in a one room apartment and the strict moral code of the time frowned upon a woman entering a man's bedroom. Murphy's invention converted his bedroom into a parlor, thus enabling him to entertain women. smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
Today I learned of Snapdragon, a children's parlor game played with a shallow bowl filled with Brandy and raisins. The lights are turned out and the brandy is lit. As it burns the players chant a poem and take turns trying to snatch the raisins without getting burned. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sna…
During the first battle of the civil war, Wilmer McLean had his home made into a Confederate HQ. After a Union shell destroyed his home he moved to a remote village in Virginia in hopes to escape the war. In 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in McLean's parlor... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
In 1876, the Sultan of Turkey gave marijuana to the United States as a gift. By 1880, Turkish smoking parlors were opened all over the northeastern U.S. brainz.org/420-milestones…
Leonardo diCaprio sued the owner of a tiny private ice cream parlor in the small town Bad Salzuflen, Germany, cause he wanted to name it "Di Caprio", and won. spielfilm.de/news/1207/le…
Some massage parlors in China are staffed completely by blind people. sfgate.com/sports/article…
There is a Venezuelan ice cream parlor with 900 flavors. atlasobscura.com/places/c…
A man named Wilmer McLean, who after having the fist major battle of the civil war erupt on his farm moved far south to Appomattox Courthouse, where 4 years later Lee surrendered to Grant in his home. Simply put, the war began in his front yard and ended in is front parlor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
While Mozart and his future wife Constanze were dating- they briefly broke up after she allowed a man to measure her calves during a parlor game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Today I learned of "Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome" a rare condition in which a dangerous blood clot can form in the neck whilst having your hair washed at a salon, causing stroke or even worse. self.com/story/what-is-be…
There is a breed of pigeon called the "Parlor Roller" which is flightless and can only "roll" as a means of movement. The pigeons are kept in the gene pool solely for "rolling" competitions. [video inside] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The civil war started in Wilmer McLean's front yard and ended in his parlor even after he moved farther south en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Before his music career took off with the punk band Black Flag, Henry Rollins worked as an assistant manager at a Haagen Dazs ice cream parlor. openculture.com/2012/07/h…
The US Navy commissioned the world's first floating ice cream parlor in 1945, capable of making 1500 gallons an hour. ww2pacific.com/concship.h…
In Cambodia many pizza parlors offer "happy pizza", which is pizza loaded with high quality ganja. chowhound.chow.com/topics…
The Ouija board was originally patented as a "parlor game" and the word is a combination of the German and French for yes. Oui and ja. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouija
Fidel Castro loved ice cream so much, that he had a massive ice cream parlor built in downtown Havana. lonelyplanet.com/cuba/hav…
Up to 2000 breast-cancer survivors a year traveled to a small tattoo parlor in Maryland because the owner was so good at creating nipple tattoos. The day he said "No more," because it'd taken over his business, he found out his sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and has continued on since. plus.google.com/u/0/+nyti…
A NewYork Man has cashed in an estimated $500,000 in discarded betting slips he picked up from the floors of an off-track betting parlor. nytimes.com/2009/12/08/sp…
Tokyo’s Sembikiya Fruit Parlor sells perfect fruits as luxury items odditycentral.com/foods/j…
Martin Luther King Jr spent his honeymoon at a funeral parlor, not because someone died, simply because a friend owned the parlor and offered to let him use it for his honeymoon. todayifoundout.com/index.…
Luigi was so named because of a pizza parlor called β€œMario & Luigi’s” near Nintendo of America’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington. arcade-museum.com/game_de…
East Germany became very gay-friendly in the 1980's, to the point of opening an official government-approved gay disco parlor, in contrast to most other Communist countries which persecuted homosexuals. susans.org/wiki/LGBT_righ…
The dice game bunco, popular today with families, is historically associated with gambling and swindles. The term "bunco squad" for police comes from raids on illegal gambling parlors using the game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bun…
The American Civil War started in a man's backyard at Bull Run. The man subsequently moved, to Appomattox, where the Civil War ended in his parlor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McL…
In 1972 an F-86 crashed into a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in Sacramento, killing 22 people. check-six.com/Crash_Sites…
Funeral, tattoo, ice cream, and beauty parlours (parlors) all share the name because of the habits of early merchants setting up business in the front rooms of their homes. "Salons" have the same domestic beginning en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Hammurabi's code told to kill beer parlors who overcharge customers www2.gi.alaska.edu/Scienc…
In 1972 a F-86 Sabre went through the end of a runway in Sacramento and crashed into a local ice cream parlor, killing twenty-two people, including twelve children. One survivor lost 9 family members including both parents, 2 brothers, a sister, 2 grandparents and 2 cousins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far…
The Pizza Connection Trial stands as the longest criminal jury trial in the federal courts in U.S. history. The trial centered around a Mafia-run enterprise that distributed vast quantities of heroin and cocaine in the United States through pizza parlors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piz…
Wilmer McLean, after the first battle of the Civil War happened in his front lawn, moved to Appomattox to be safer. 3.5 years later, the Confederacy surrendered to the Union in his front parlor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Financier JP Morgan, one of the wealthiest men in the world, booked passage on the Titanic and was assigned luxury parlor suite on B-deck (shown in the movie Titanic as Rose's stateroom.) He missed the voyage to spend more time vacationing in France smithsonianmag.com/histor…
MLK Jr had his honeymoon at a funeral parlor because he was not allowed to stay in the white-owned hotel huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…
He American Civil war started in Wilmer McLean's front yard, and ended in his front parlor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The Rorschach Inkblot Method (RIM) was designed on a turn of the century children's parlor game called Klecksographie, or "Blotto" in English. schatz.sju.edu/intro/1001…
The First Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the Civil War, was fought on Wilmer McLean's farm. Wanting to be in a safer place, he moved his family to Appomattox. Where Gen. Lee later surrendered in his front parlor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…

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