John Stark, an unpaid rescuer of the Donner Party, refused to leave any of the 9 dying survivors, mostly children, behind (unlike his paid partners who just grabbed one kid each and left). He carried 2-3 at a time, then went back and repeated the process. All 9, and Stark, survived. donnersummithistoricalsoc…
Charm bracelets had an increase in popularity in the U.S during and after WWII. Soldiers found that they could easily buy and send small charms home to their partners. The charms helped their wives and girlfriends feel connected to them still. historydaily.org/a-charmi…
The larger Pacific striped octopus is one of the only species of octopus that is not cannbalistic during mating, rather the two partners embrace each other intimately with their beaks and suckers, and they live in groups of up to 40 individuals unlike most other solitary species of octopus journals.plos.org/plosone…
Of "Champagne Charlie" Charles Heidsieck, He brought his wine to America, got ripped off by his American partner, then on the verge of bankruptcy, the brother of his former partner, feeling bad for him, gave him the deeds to a small town in Colorado called Denver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Policeman Bob Geary used a dummy as his partner. A new police chief disallowed its usage, so Geary worked to put the usage of the dummy on the ballot. The referendum passed and Geary used the dummy until his retirement 7 years later, at which time the mayor declared the day "Officer Geary Day." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Around 1853, future general William Tecumseh Sherman was shipwrecked twice in one day while sailing to meet business partners in California. The ship he was on, the S.S. Lewis, sank about a day's journey from its destination. A logging schooner that came to Sherman's rescue also sank. thehistorianshut.com/2017…
Today I learned about β€˜Redemption Roasters’ world’s first behind bars specialty coffee company in the U.K. who train offenders professionally in the art of roasting and barista skills and help find jobs in their own coffee shops or with partners. redemptionroasters.com/
Male orb weave spiders have a detachable penis which works even after being detached. When mating, he will abandon it inside his female (cannibalistic) partner and flee, knowing she will try to eat him. cbsnews.com/news/spiders-…
By petting your bird on its back, tail or under the wings, you might induce such hormonal and behavioral responses that the bird sees you as a reproductive partner, and that can lead it to be sexually frustrated, resulting in harmful behavior towards you and the bird itself. birdsupplies.com/blogs/ne…
Men walk significantly slower when walking with a woman, but only when that woman is their romantic partner. If she's a friend or acquaintance they go at almost full speed. discovermagazine.com/envi…
A song-writer partner with Ed Sheeran, Johnny MdCaid, of which has written 200-300 songs with Ed. One way that Johnny handled Ed's low attention span was to bring in a huge amount of Lego into the studio and he'd keep him inside the room to be able to finish songs and keep writing youtu.be/ZpMNJbt3QDE?t=14…
Married men are healthier than men who were never married or whose marriages ended in divorce or widowhood. Men who have marital partners also live longer than men without spouses. health.harvard.edu/mens-h…
Heterosexual couples are more likely to meet a romantic partner online than through personal contacts and connections. Meeting a significant other online has replaced meeting through friends. People trust the new dating technology more, and the stigma of meeting online seems to have worn off news.stanford.edu/2019/08…
The person who coined the derogatory term "patent troll" to criticize those who abuse patents through litigation is now a founding/managing partner of Intellectual Ventures, the "most hated company in tech" and largest of all the patent trolls. psmag.com/magazine/a-pate…
There is a famous Australian pub rock song about grieving over the loss of a romantic partner. The chorus sings "Am I ever gonna see your face again?" It is Australian tradition for the crowd to shout "No way, get fucked, fuck off." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am_…
The US Department of Agriculture once had the fictional state of Wakanda listed as a free-trade partner - the Wakandans apparently sold ducks, donkeys and dairy cows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wak…
Theodore Roosevelt boxed regularly as New York governor and later as president. He stopped when he was struck so hard during a sparring session that he became blind in his left eye. His sparring partner didn't even learn this until he read about it years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of Sir Ewan Forbes, an intersex British aristocrat and rural doctor who applied to change his sex in 1952. Afraid of possible ostracism, he alerted his patients, priest and friends in advance and found that they were β€œuniversally supportive”. He married his partner in a church a month later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir…
Karen O was really crying in the Yeah Yeah Yeah's video for Maps because her partner at the time didn't show up for the shoot nme.com/news/music/yeah-y…
The inventor of the U-bar bike lock and founder of Kryptonite, Stanley Kaplan, was bought out by his business partner Michael Zane, who proceeded to remove Kaplan from company history and claim that he had invented the lock. youtu.be/HZPUJqvoUS4
Leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and el chapo's partner Ismael 'el mayo' Zambada hasn't seen a day in jail in his 50+ years of Being a high level drug boss en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ism…
Necrogamy (posthumous marriage) is legal in France. The living partner must send the President a request, have a serious reason, prove the couple were planning to marry, and get approval from the family of the deceased. At the ceremony, the living partner stands next to a picture of their fiancΓ© en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
Julius Caesar was "slut shamed" for an alleged sexual relationship with King Nicomedes Bithynia. Not because it was of a homosexual nature, but because Caesar was allegedly the receptive partner. The accusation may have been a political smear, but it bothered Caesar for the rest of his life. sourcebooks.fordham.edu/p…
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
Heteropaternal Superfecundation is referred to as a form of twinning where genetically the twins are half siblings or they have different fathers. In 2013, a New Jersey woman found out her twin daughters have different Daddy thru DNA test when she sought for child support on her partner. abc7ny.com/paterson-new-j…
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…
Commodus, a Roman emperor often portrayed in media as vile and cruel, would shoot hundreds of animals with arrows and javelins every morning, and fought as a gladiator every afternoon, winning all the fights. He was strangled by his wrestler partner and declared a public enemy post death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Victoria's Secret was originally marketed to men to buy for their partners. Leslie Wexner bought it for $1 million and changed the marketing to women. To create the illusion of luxury the company listed its headquarters on catalogs at a fake London address, with the real one in Columbus, Ohio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
Norbert Pearlroth was the silent partner of Ripley's Believe It or Not. He was the soul researcher, answering 3000 letters a week, examining 7000 books a year, spending 10 hours a day, six days a week at the New York Library, and fluent in 14 languages. He produced 24 items a week for 52 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Studies have found nearly 50% of all couples get back together after breaking up. Also, couples who got back together assumed their partner had changed for the better or that they would be better at communicating. readersdigest.ca/health/r…
In the midnight of Dec 29, 2011 Samoa loses a day and jumps forward in time to Dec. 31, 2011 without experiencing Dec 30 as they move westward of international dateline. The switch was made to improve ties with major trade partners in Australia and New Zealand. bbc.com/news/world-asia-1…
Today I learned of Mother Featherlegs, a prostitute from Wyoming named so for her frilly lace underwear. She was murdered by her partner "Dangerous Dick" Davis in 1879. There is a monument to her near Lusk, WY - called the the only monument in the United States to a prostitute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
The Coolidge effect is a biological phenomenon seen in animals, whereby males exhibit renewed sexual interest whenever a new female is introduced to have sex with, even after cessation of sex with prior but still available sexual partners. It is named after President Calvin Coolidge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coo…
Men with "madonna whore complex" are only sexual attracted to slutty women (whores) but cannot love such a woman. They can love a chaste partner (a madonna) but not be sexually attracted to them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
Don Simpson, producer of such films as Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, and partner of Jerry Bruckheimer died with 21 different drugs in his system. He had 15 doctors prescribing him pills and had 2,200 pills lined up in alphabetical order in his closet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Today I learned that there exists a formal, research-based protocol for assessing the degree of danger a woman faces of being murdered by her male spouse/boyfriend/partner/ex dangerassessment.org/DA.a…
In Scotland and Ireland, 29 February in a leap year is said to be the one day when a woman can propose to her partner. Finland has the same custom, with the addition that a man rejecting such a proposal was expected to buy his suitor enough cloth for a skirt as compensation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A study has revealed that the majority of American dog owners are willing to end their relationship if their dog doesn’t like their partner. philadelphia.cbslocal.com…
Elderly spouses who experience the death of their partner become 30-90% more likely to pass away during the 3 months following the death, and 15% more likely to die in the months thereafter. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
London based study in 2018 discovered that 70% of women are bullied by "Queen Bees" in the workplace. "Queen Bees" have been characterized as women who adopt socially aggressive behaviors such as gossiping, exclusion, alienation, and stealing friends/partners due to insecurity. globalnews.ca/news/441150…
The scene in IT: Chapter Two and in the novel where a group of teens assault a homosexual man and his partner before tossing one of them over a bridge to his death was actually based on a true story. Stephen King borrowed details from the real life event, and added Pennywise to it. bangordailynews.com/2019/…
American adults are having sex less frequently. American adults had sex about nine fewer times per year in the early 2010s compared to the late 1990s due to an increasing number of individuals without a steady or marital partner and a decline in sexual frequency among those with partners. link.springer.com/article…
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…
The Roman Empire knew about Kenya (called Azania) and were trading partners with them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aza…
Originally known as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, with Walt Disney and his brother, Roy, as equal partners, the company soon changed its name, at Roy’s suggestion, to the Walt Disney Studio d23.com/disney-history/
Senior citizens have WAY more sex than most people believe, to the point that it's actually caused STD problems among the older population (since everyone assumes new partners aren't sexually active). vocal.media/filthy/old-pe…
The UK spent Β£2.5m in the 1980s to imprison a consensual gay S&M community. The dominant partners were charged with assault and the submissive partners were charged with aiding their own assault. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Approximately 50% of couples experience situational couple violence. It is perpetrated by both sexes almost equally, includes behaviors like throwing objects, hitting, and hair pulling, and is not connected with gaining control or power over a partner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Female fish can fake an orgasm to trick the male into thinking they've successfully mated and swim off to find a better partner. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
The Mangaia people of the Cook Islands have a sex positive culture, where casual sex with different partners, and frequent intercourse with multiple orgasms (as many as three climaxes nightly), are perceived as sexually normal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…

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