Researchers taught African grey parrots to buy food using tokens. They were then paired up, one parrot given ten tokens and the other none. Without any incentive for sharing, parrots with tokens started to give some to their broke partners so that everyone could eat. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Louisiana is the state with the highest average number of sexual partners per person, with an average of 15.7; the National average is 7.7. onlinedoctor.superdrug.co…
A woman experienced a Brazil Nut allergy after the allergen was passed to her from her partner's semen during intercourse. The researchers believe this to be the first case of a sexually transmitted allergic reaction. jiaci.org/summary/vol17-i…
King Minos of Crete is the first recorded person to have used a condom in about 3000 B.C. Minos was said to have β€œserpents and scorpions” in his semen. His mistresses died after having intercourse with him. The bladder of a goat was then used to keep him and his partners safe. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Waluigi wasn’t actually created by Nintendo- he was created by Camelot designer Fumihide Aoki solely for the purpose of being Wario’s duos partner/Luigi’s rival in Mario Tennis N64 gamecrate.com/brief-histo…
Industrialist Henry Clay Frick feuded with Andrew Carnegie after they split as business partners. He even built his skyscraper, the Frick Building, directly adjacent to one of his buildings to keep it constantly in the shadows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Female Anaconda's are known to swallow their partners after mating. bbc.com/earth/story/20170…
The Minnesota State Lottery once had plans to partner with Nintendo to distribute lottery tickets through the NES, but plans fell through over concerns that children would be able to buy lottery tickets through the service. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
A survey discovered that 60 percent of vegans dream of a partner who is vegan. Despite 60.5 percent of respondents previously having been or currently in a relationship with a meat eater, 45 percent of vegans stated that they’ve experienced suffering due to their spouses’ meat consumption veganlifemag.com/nearly-h…
Today I learned about Jack Horner, a paleontologist, who along with his research partner discovered a new dinosaur genus which they named Maiasaura. He was the technical advisor for all of the Jurassic Park films and is now working on the DinoChicken project in hopes to create a dinosaur using chicken DNA. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_H…
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…
Most snails are hermaphrodites. During sex both snails insert their penis into the other's vagina simultaneously. One snail may shoot the other with a "love dart", a mucus covered spike that increases sperm storage and lowers the chance of other snails successfully mating with the partner. researchgate.net/publicat…
Gerard Pique first met his future partner Shakira right before the 2010 FIFA World Cup for the music video "Waka Waka." Pique told her that Spain (his team) would win the World Cup so that he could meet her again when she sang at the final. That year, Spain won their first-ever World Cup. en.as.com/en/2016/10/14/f…
Koko, the signing Gorilla had a partner. Ndume was loaned to Koko's owners on condition that he be returned to the zoo upon Koko's death, to start a new family, which they refused to do, claiming that Ndume(the Gorilla) overheard the discussion about him moving, and became upset about it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ndu…
A study on workplace murders was conducted in 2015. Women workers were 20x more likely to be killed by a domestic partner and 20% more likely to be killed by another coworker than men. However, men were more likely to be killed by robbers, escaped inmates, and customers. bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/wo…
Today I learned about "Moyenne Island" a small uninhabited island in Seychelles which one Brendon Grimshaw bought for Β£8,000 in 1962. With help from a partner, Rene Antoine Lafortune, Grimshaw transported and bred roughly 120 tortoises onto the island which is now the worlds smallest national park atlasobscura.com/places/m…
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 co-EP and director of The Price Is Right is named Adam Sandler but is of no relation to Bob Barker’s one-time scene partner cinemablend.com/televisio…
According to a study conducted in 3 universities, couples who used Facebook more than 1 hour a day are likely to divorce. This is due to partners finding out about past relationships and the increased likelihood of rekindling old flames, which causes physical and emotional cheating. hg.org/legal-articles/fac…
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_…
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…
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-…
Even though Willa Cather's final novel was destroyed by her partner, Edith Lewis, there are surviving fragments en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
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…
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…
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…
In the 1968 Masters Tournament, Roberto De Vicenzo lost the tournament because he signed an incorrect scoreboard showing a par 4 on the 17th hole, instead of a birdie 3. Playing partner Tommy Aaron incorrectly marked the 4 and De Vicenzo failed to catch the mistake and signed the scorecard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…
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…
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…
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/
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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