Wayne Brady did a Chappelle's show skit because Paul Mooney's Roast offended him youtube.com/watch?v=zIM9X…
Paul McCartney let a stranger claiming to be Jesus Christ sit in on a Beatles recording session in 1967. McCartney figured, "Well, it probably isn’t. But if he is, I’m not going to be the one to turn him away." rollingstone.com/music/mu…
According to Paul McCartney there is no mystery to who broke up the Beatles. John Lennon did. He called a meeting and said he was leaving the band. noise11.com/news/paul-mcc…
The Beatles filed preliminary legal papers against the Beastie Boys for their numerous Beatles samples on 1989's Paul's Boutique. Mike D of the group's response was "What's cooler than getting sued by the Beatles?" Over 105 tracks were sampled on the album, including 24 on the last song alone! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
April 22nd 1778 was the day America raided England. As captain John Paul Jones attacked, it is said in some accounts that his men landed a boat at the Old Quay slip in Whitehaven and headed straight to the local pub to make merry with an abundance of the local tipple. The attack failed. heritagedaily.com/2020/04…
The Beatles were all still in their 20s when they broke up. George Harrison was 26, Paul McCartney was 27, John Lennon was 28, and Ringo Starr was 29. thegearpage.net/board/ind…
A British man called Paul Osborn listed his wife for sale online because he suspected her of cheating on him. Bids reached Β£510,000 ($969,890) before he removed the listing gawker.com/390757/man-put…
Today I learned of the Hall-HΓ©roult process, an industrial method to produce aluminum, which was developed independently and patented by both Charles Hall, who was American, and Paul HΓ©roult, who was French, in the year 1886, when both men were 23 years old. Both were born in 1863, and both died in 1914. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
After the final Beatles tour of the USA in 1966, Paul McCartney disguised himself with a false moustache and drove around France to see what not being famous was like. beatlesbible.com/1966/11/…
While Pope John Paul II considered the word 'popemobile' to be undignified, Pope Francis has made fun of the vehicle, calling it a 'glass sardine can'. cbsnews.com/news/pope-fra…
That, upon his death in 1977, jazz composer Paul Desmond left the rights to royalties for his performances and compositions, including "Take Five", to the American Red Cross, which has since received combined royalties of approximately $100,000 per year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tak…
The man who shot John Paul II later became a Catholic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meh…
Paul McCartney wrote the melody to the song "Yesterday" before the lyrics. He used placeholder lyrics for the song, titled "Scrambled Eggs" instead: "Scrambled eggs/Oh my baby how I love your legs/Not as much as I love scrambled eggs". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes…
Paul McCartney wrote the song, β€œShe’s Leaving Home”, after reading a story on the front page of the Daily Mail about girl who ran away from her parents. The girl, Melanie Coe, coincidentally met McCartney when he chose her as the prize winner in a dancing contest three years earlier rollingstone.com/feature/…
Paul Horn, a flautist, went on a 1968 trip to visit the Maharishi with The Beatles and during a visit to the Taj Mahal recorded an entire album there in one take. A nearby guard started chanting during recording and there was a natural 28 second echo. The album would usher in "New Age" music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ins…
West German footballer Paul Mebus played only one World Cup match, the 3-8 defeat to Hungary in 1954. After that match, the manager caught Mebus singing under the shower. In face of the harsh defeat, the manager saw this as unacceptable, and Mebus was never again selected for West Germany en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Since 2014, Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have been co-owners of Samuel's Sweet Shop, a candy store in the town of Rhinebeck, New York. They saved it from being closed after the previous owner, a friend of theirs, died suddenly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Daft Punk's "Touch" and "Beyond" are collaborations with Paul Williams, who also cowrote The Muppets' "Rainbow Connection". His 1974 movie, Phantom of the Paradise, inspired their robot helmets. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Some of the honorary members of the Harlem Globetrotters include Henry Kissinger, Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Francis. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Paul Stanley of the band Kiss was unable to hear on the right side due to a birth defect. As a kid he found it difficult to determine the direction of a sound, and he could not understand speech in a noisy environment. He was taunted by other children for his deformed ear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
, in 1894, Gallaudet University (an all-deaf school) were playing football against another deaf school, so quarterback Paul Hubbard explained a play to his teammates in a tight circle formation. This was the formation of 'the huddle' gallaudet.edu/about/huddl…
In 1967, Paul McCartney forgot his passport when travelling to France to shoot a music video. He told the agents, β€˜You know who I am so why do you need to see a photograph of me in a passport?’ And was let through. beatlesbible.com/1967/10/…
Legendary football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant earned his nickname by agreeing to wrestle a bear for $1 at a carnival when he was 13 years old. The bear bit his ear, and the carnival never paid him $1. fanbuzz.com/college-footb…
Paul Newman's friends loved his homemade salad dressing so much he started a company to sell it. That company, which now sells a variety of foods, gives 100% of its profits to charities. Newman never took any money and in just its first decade over 50 million dollars was given away. newmansownfoundation.org/…
Paul Revere III, the great-great-great-great-grandson of the American Revolutionary War hero of the same name, currently serves as legal counsel for a copper manufacturing company which was founded by the original Paul Revere in 1801. romesentinel.com/stories/…
John Fiedler, the original voice of Piglet, died one day after Paul Winchell, the original voice of Tigger, in 2005. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
When the film "Yesterday" (about a world where the Beatles only existed in one musician's memory) was released, Paul McCartney and his wife crept into a theater, with Paul disguising himself with a hat and sunglasses, and watched it from the back row, trying not to laugh when he was mentioned people.com/music/paul-mcc…
The voice of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, Paul Winchell was one of the original inventors of an artificial heart, an automobile that runs on battery power, a method for breeding tilapia, and many other inventions that are still around today. paulwinchell.com/bio.html
The man who created Famous Amos cookies also signed the unknown Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel and booked the Temptations, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and Bobby Goldsboro. babson.edu/academics/cent…
Instagram star Dan Bilzerian's father Paul was involved in one of the SEC's longest running fraud cases. He spent 25 hiding assets from the US gov. and the SEC finally admitted defeat. Many believe Dan's fortune didn't come from poker, as he claims, but he simply inherited money from his father. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Today I learned about Operation Body Snatch which occurred a few days before the end of WWII. In the op members of the 'Monuments Men' of the US Army helped move the remains of, among others, Frederick the Great and Paul Von Hindeburg from their hiding places to help keep them from the hands of the Russians. uselessinformation.org/op…
In the 1960s The Beatles wanted to make their own version of The Lord of the Rings, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring John Lennon as Gollum and Paul McCartney as Frodo. However, Tolkien didn't give them the rights to his work. bbc.com/news/entertainmen…
Paul Revere never shouted the legendary phrase β€œThe British are coming!” as he passed from town to town. The operation was meant to be conducted as discreetly as possible since scores of British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside. history.com/news/11-thing…
Today I learned of Sybil Ludington, who rode double the length of Paul Revere at only 16 years old to alert Americans that the British were coming. She was personally thanked by George Washington for her service revolutionary-war.net/syb…
In the 1960’s, Paul Klipsch was found in his office, stripped down to his skivvies with the thermostat set to high. He was trying to determine why early calculators would quit when operated at high temperatures. He later sent a letter to the manufacturer, explaining the source of the problem. madmikesamerica.com/2010/…
The melody to the song, β€œYesterday”, came to Paul McCartney in a dream calmmoment.com/wellbeing/…
Today I learned about The Man in The Iron Lung. After contracting polio at the age of 6, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down, Paul Alexander has been inside an iron lung for 61 years. The iron lung allows him to breath properly and keeps him alive. medicinenet.com/script/ma…
Orson Welles was drunk during the filming of his 1980 Paul Masson champagne commercial. lithub.com/10-reflections…
Paul Sturgess's great height is an result of genetics, although his mother and younger sister are 1.65 meters and 1.68 meters. He is also the tallest man in Great Britain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Today I Learned that there are ten honorary Harlem Globetrotters, including Nelson Mandela, Whoopi Goldberg, and Pope John Paul II mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Swedish songwriter Max Martin has written or co-written 23 Billboard Hot 100 number-one songs and with this record, he is behind only Paul McCartney and John Lennon in the chart. His songs include "Baby One More Time"-Britney Spears, "One More Night"-Maroon, and "Blinding Lights"-The Weeknd. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max…
Newman's Own started out as an inside joke between Paul Newman and friend and writer AE Hotchner, who would tease Newman for calling late at night just to 'talk about salad dressing'. They began making batches for holiday gifts. To date, over $500 million has gone to charities. vanityfair.com/news/2015/…
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nobel prize winning philosopher, suffered a bad trip after using Mescaline, in which he thought he was menaced by sea creatures. For years following this, he consistently believed that he was being followed by lobsters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mes…
Not only there was a 'Rat Pack' and a 'Brat Pack' but there was also a 'Black Pack' that was founded by Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall and featured Robert Townsend, Arsenio Hall, Paul Mooney and Keenen Ivory Wayans. The only white member was Pee-Wee Herman. news.avclub.com/in-1988-p…
Today I learned about Paul Shuen, one of Canada's most respected obstetricians and gynecologists for 30 years. His license to practise in Ontario was revoked after it was discovered that, since deliveries paid more on weekends, he was drugging his patients without their knowledge to induce labor on Saturday. torontolife.com/city/gree…
Paul Rudd has been playing the same prank on Conan O'Brien for nearly 20 years, in which Rudd will pretend to introduce a clip for the movie he's promoting on O'Brien's talk show, but the audience will instead be shown a scene from 1988's 'Mac and Me'. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Paul C. Fisher created the space pen. The device writes upside down, in frigid or hot conditions, underwater, and in zero gravity. Pressurized cartridge ink, a gel-like solid turns to fluid to write. Pressurized nitrogen prevents air from mixing with the ink, so it cannot evaporate or oxidize. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Oil magnate J. Paul Getty, one of the richest humans in history, was so miserly that he laundered his own shirts by hand, reused envelopes and paper, made all the phones in his home coin-operated, and stood in line for hours for show tickets to save 50 cents en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
Les Paul started as a piano player with his own trio, but when he heard pianist Art Tatum play he immediately gave it up and switched to guitar youtube.com/watch?v=1vKcd…
(According to Brent Berlin and Paul Kay's 1969 study Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution) Names for brown, purple, pink, orange, and gray will not emerge in a language until the language has made a distinction between green and blue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas…

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