A local folk remedy in Boho, Ireland was to place soil from the local church under a pillow while you slept to cure infections. In 2018 a microbiologist found the churchyard's soil contains a previously unknown strain of streptomyces which can be used to create antibiotics bbc.com/news/uk-northern-…
West Point banned an annual pillow fight held by first year cadets after it devolved into a β€œbloody clash” in 2015. 30 people were injured, 24 of them had concussions. A report said upper-class cadets did not take proper control of the fight to ensure the safety of first years. militarytimes.com/news/yo…
From 2004 to 2011 Canada had Pillow Fighting League. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
World's largest pillow fight involved 7,681 participants in Minnesota. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
In 1968 Elton John attempted suicide but was discovered by Bernie Taupin. Upon finding Elton's head in the oven, resting on a pillow, with the gas on low, and all the windows open, Bernie couldn't stop laughing. This event inspired the hit single "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" ultimateclassicrock.com/e…
The 29th May (also this Friday) is officially β€œPut a Pillow on Your Fridge Day”: before refrigerators were invented in the 1920s, families in Europe and the USA would place a piece of cloth on their larder for good luck once a year. daysoftheyear.com/days/pu…
One time, when Oliver Cromwell was asked what form of government he would replace the monarchy with, dodged the question by starting a pillow-fight erenow.net/biographies/cr…
"housewife pillowcases" are named in honour of the Bolton Housewives Co-Operative who, in the 19th century, invented the flap that stops the pillow falling out. alondonbrand.com/the-diff…
Martin Luther King Jr. started a pillow fight in the hotel room with other civil rights leaders in the hour before he was assassinated abcnews.go.com/US/86-andr…
Pillow fights are banned at West Point after one pillow fight left 30 freshmen cadets injured, including 24 diagnosed with concussions. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
The definition of sport is so vague that things such as seeing who can throw a pillow the furthest are technically a sport. lexico.com/en/definition/…
The idea for MyPillow came in a dream: β€œI’m going to invent the best pillow the world has ever seen!” inventor Mike Lindell told his daughter at breakfast the morning after. An ex drug addict, he grew the company to $280m of revenue in 2016, now making 37,000 pillows per day. bloomberg.com/news/featur…
The creator of My Pillow was a crack addict while creating the company cnbc.com/amp/2017/09/20/h…
Giraffes sleep using their own butts as pillows boredpanda.com/giraffes-s…
Spiral "Feather Death Crowns" can form in the pillows of the ill or dying, likely caused by fever sweat and thrashing. In Appalachia these "crowns" were commonly saved for posterity. cultofweird.com/paranorma…
Magma is underground, molten lava, whereas lava is above ground (via a volcano). After that it can take on a variety of names based on its flow pattern, including aa (ah ah), pahoehoe (pa-hoy-hoy), and pillow lava. instanthawaii.com/cgi-bin…
Mike Lindell, the inventor of "My Pillow" had a crack addiction so bad that his dealers gave him an intervention. salvationarmynorth.org/20…
The inventor of My Pillow was a crack addict who got sober when 3 of the largest crack dealers in the city staged an intervention. salvationarmynorth.org/20…
When Jack Nicholson slept with Dennis Hooper's ex-wife, Jack was so afraid Dennis would kill him that he slept with a hammer under his pillow. nypost.com/2013/11/02/jac…
Abraham Lincoln studied Euclidean geometry avidly. He carried the geometry books with him on the circuit till he could demonstrate with ease all the propositions in the six books; often studying far into the night, with a candle near his pillow, while his fellow-lawyers dozed off gogeometry.com/math_geome…
The Japanese have created talking body pillows. Groping the breast or crotch area causes responses such as, "What if I start loving you even more than I already do?" or if you squeeze too hard, "Hey! That hurts!" animenewsnetwork.com/inte…
Lil Dicky's "Pillow Talking" is the 49th most expensive music video of all time djbooth.net/features/2017…
Some pillows have a fabric β€œhandle” to make them easier to pull out of a pillowcase. macys.com/shop/product/ca…
The Virgin Hotel in Chicago has no check-in desk; it uses a smartphone system in which you scan a QR code and retrieve your room key from a vending machine. The personal comfort assistant app named Lucy can order more pillows, control room temperature, and coordinate messages with hotel staff. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vir…
In the 90s hit song "Brimful of Asha", "Asha" means "hope" and is a tribute to the background singer Asha Bhonsle who formed the emotional soundtrack of India through 12,000+ songs. "Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow, mines on the 45" means finding hope (and rest) through a 45rpm record cornershop.com/2012/01/br…
A Korean man fell in love and eventually married a pillow with an anime character printed on it metro.co.uk/2010/03/09/ma…
It's such a stigma to adopt children in South Korea women are recommended to wear a maternity pillow to appear pregnant until the adoption is finalized nytimes.com/2008/10/09/wo…
The only reason MLK was on the hotel balcony where he would be assassinated was because he was taking a break from a pillow fight in his room old.seattletimes.com/spec…
In 1964, after The Beatles stayed in the Whittier Hotel in Detroit, two TV producers purchased their used sheets and pillow cases, cut them up into 1 inch squares, mounted them on a certificate and sold them for $1 each. youtube.com/watch?v=dfN_p…
In the officially licensed Nintendo game "Captain Rainbow", you must help Birdo get out of jail by proving she's a woman. You do this by going into her house and finding the vibrator under her pillow. wired.com/2008/08/captain…
America's Pillow King, Mike Lindell, developed his famous MyPillow because he had trouble sleeping due to his crack addiction. bloomberg.com/news/featur…
Families in blood debt some times attempt to resolve the situation by leaving a baby (face down into a pillow) on their doorstep. If the grieving family turn the baby over, they accept it into their home and the 2 families are related. If they leave the baby to die, the feud intensifies. vice.com/en_uk/video/bloo…
At many hotels, asking the concierge for "an extra pillow" is actually coded talk for ordering a prostitute. gadling.com/2008/04/09/ca…
Wealthy ancient Egyptians slept with neck supports rather than pillows to preserve their hairstyles ancientstandard.com/2007/…
The Pillow dates back to 7000 BCE where only the wealthy used them and the more pillows you had, the more affluent you were. reference.com/history/inv…
Airbags work by using a magnet that holds a metal ball which gets released under specific forces - closing an electric circuit that inflates the pillows. interestingthings.info/fa…
NASA is now able to cultivate veggies in space for consumption by the crew of the ISS. Plants, which are rooted in a specialized grid of β€œpillows” that hold the seeds in place, receive the necessary amount of light from a mix of red, blue, and green LEDs. nasa.gov/feature/space-ga…
West Point has had pillow fights since 1897. Also, in 2015 that tradition turned bloody as cadets used pillows stuffed with hard objects such as helmets resulting in 30 injuries, including 24 concussions. nytimes.com/2015/09/05/us…
A Korean man Lee Jin-Gyu fell in love with and married his Japanese body pillow culturetown.org/korean-ma…
10% of the weight of a two year old pillow can be composed of dead mites and their droppings. allergyconsumerreview.com…
Canada has a semi-professional women's pillow fight league en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a pillow fight the afternoon before he was assassinated. old.seattletimes.com/spec…
Jerry Garcia, the late frontman of acclaimed band the Grateful Dead, is credited 'Surrealistic Pillow', the debut album of psych-rock band Jefferson Airplane, as a "spiritual advisor" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sur…
The earliest historical record of pillow use is from about 7000 BCE in the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
On 20th August 2015, to mark the end of summer training at the West Point military academy, cadets organise a massive pillow fight. However, the pillow fight got rough with 30 members of the class of 2019 requiring medical attention and 24 suffering concussions edition.cnn.com/2015/09/0…
Memory foam which is readily used in mattress pads, pillows, shoe insoles, etc. was created in 1966 for use in NASA airplane seats. It's been used in everything from theater seats to car racing helmets since. space.com/10783-space-spi…
There exists a Japanese Spirit who does nothing other than flip pillows. yokai.com/makuragaeshi/
A New Zealand man challenged the Crown to a "trial by arms pillow fight" after discovering his link to the Stuart Pretenders. After forming his own militia and being denied his pillow fight by the NZ Army, he formed the McGillicuddy Serious Party where he contested elections for 12 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McG…
May 29th is the official "put your pillow in the fridge day." daysoftheyear.com/days/pu…
There is a pillow that connects distant lovers through heart beats. joannamontgomery.com/1380…
Tom Waits said Howlin' Wolf's voice is "otherworldly...should be in a time capsule somewhere...It's rather daunting to hear somebody like Howlin' Wolf, because you know that you'll never achieve that...You can scream into a pillow for a year and never get there." npr.org/2011/10/31/141657…
Bison Grass or Holy Grass (Hierochloe odorata)was used by Native Americans as Shampoo, Paint, Perfume, to Weave Baskets, to Keep Away Bugs, and to Stuff Pillows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hie…
Charles II of Valois, member of France's royal family, died after starting a pillow fight in a house which had been closed due to plague en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Γ‰milie Dionne, 2nd youngest of the only quintuplets that survived past infancy, died at age 20 after accidentally suffocating on her pillow following a seizure that had her roll onto her belly and unable to raise her face from the pillow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
Cuddle parties are a thing. Strangers get together and hug each other on blankets and pillows for hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cud…
During an Alice Cooper show in which he was supposed so slice pillows in half and throw the feathers into the crowd for fun, a chicken by accident walked on the stage, Cooper in a knee-jerk reaction just threw it to the crowd, and the people tore it to pieces youtube.com/watch?v=Eq9bE…
You can buy a pair of pillows that will glow and transmit the heartbeat of your significant other to help ease the pain of long distance relationships sheknows.com/love-and-sex…
After 2 years of use, about 1/3 of a pillow's weight consists of dead skin cells, dust mites, bug droppings, and live mites parade.com/health/2011/10…
Today I learned of "Pillow Angel"/Ashley X-- a girl with severe developmental disabilities who underwent procedures to prevent puberty and limit physical growth. The hospital later admitted that the surgery was illegal and should only have been performed after a court order. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash…
Alice Cooper's manager threw a chicken on stage during his tradition of ripping up a pillow on stage during his performance. He threw it in the crowd, they ripped it up and threw it back. Next day the headlines read "Alice Cooper tears the head off chicken and drinks it's blood" a star is born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
The earliest pillows on the historical record appear to be blocks of stone used in ancient Mesopotamia, 9,000 years ago. drweil.com/drw/u/QAA40134…
Last year a Korean man married a body pillow. Japan, behold your competition. metro.co.uk/weird/816601-…
EVA Air Operates a Hello Kitty Flight with Hello Kitty-themed livery, snacks, menus, pillows, slippers, barf bags, napkins, coasters, bulkhead art and toiletries, including toilet paper. Flights depart Taipei's airport from a Hello Kitty themed Check-in area and Gate. onemileatatime.boardingar…
[] May 29th is put a pillow on your fridge day daysoftheyear.com/days/pu…
A Korean man married a pillow with the image of Fate Testarossa, a magical figure from a Japanese anime series, imprinted on it. cnet.com/news/man-marries…
In ancient Mesopotamia, only the wealthy used pillows. The number of pillows symbolized status, so the more pillows one owned, the more affluence he or she held. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
Mike Lindell, inventor of My Pillow, was a crack cocaine addict until 2009 youtu.be/LoyjHb1esqo?t=2m…
Martin Luther King Jr. was in a pillow fight the day he was assassinated. thirdage.com/news/martin-…
During Napoleon's bombardment of Vienna, Beethoven hid in a basement and covered his ears with pillows because he was worried that the noise would destroy what remained of his hearing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lud…
A Japanese inventor has created a talking girlfriend pillow for lonely men. When you rub the pillow gently it will moan and groan, but she will get angry if the user is too rough or grabby. odditycentral.com/news/ja…
Sleepy hallucinations:People report hearing voices, feeling phantom sensations and seeing people or strange objects in their rooms just after our head hits the pillow or during the waking up process and they are not crazy. livescience.com/12868-top…
There is a woman who turns deceased pets into pillows, and she has received death threats because of it. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
There was a battle for a fort called "The Battle of Fort Pillow" and it "marked one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In the 1959 movie Pillow Talk. Rock Hudson plays a straight character, who pretends to be gay, to get doris day wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillow…
Ten percent of the weight of a two-year-old pillow can be composed of dead mites, their droppings and your dead skin. livescience.com/33097-doe…
A man married a pillow with and animated cartoon character drawn on it. He brings it everywhere and there's footage of him at the amusement park with the pillow named "Fate Testarossa. news.cnet.com/8301-17852_…
A man married a pillow. A Korean man named Lee Jin-gyu fell in love with a life- sized Japanese body pillow called a β€œdakimakura”. nytimes.com/2009/07/26/ma…
Sleeping with pillow between legs when lying on side isn't only something I prefer, but also how you should sleep. downingchiropractic.com/s…
-The bloodstained pillow that Abraham Lincoln died on is stored at a National Park Service warehouse and is not accessible to the general public. loc.gov/pictures/item/201…
There's a kind of "pillow" called a Bamboo Wife that helps you keep cool in hot areas. It's hollow so that when you cuddle with it, more of your body is exposed to the air and thus it reduces the chance of overheating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam…
The common milkweed is not just for monarch butterflies. It can be used for food, for pillow and jacket filling, for making twine. scienceviews.com/plants/m…
Some hotels have a pillow menu, where you can select the kinds of pillows you would like en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
Orangutans are expert nest-builders, constructing them sometimes 2-3 times per day with elaborate designs like "pillows", "blankets", "roofs", and even "bunk beds". phys.org/news/2012-04-ora…
An hour before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he was having a pillow fight in his motel room. people.com/people/archive…
While Bernie Taupin was living with Elton John, he walked into the kitchen to find Elton lying on a pillow with the gas oven open, trying to commit suicide. Elton had also opened all the windows. eltonjohnallsongslist.blo…
A pillow has been designed to increase the effectiveness of power naps in public scenarios. studiobananathings.com/
A man married a pillow. metro.co.uk/2010/03/09/ma…
President Andrew Johnson had such a love for freedom, that he was buried with a copy of the Constitution resting as a pillow under his head. presidentialpetmuseum.com…
Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
During the civil war there was a fort called Fort Pillow. tnstateparks.com/parks/ab…
After Sharon Tate's murder at the hands of Charles Manson and his associates, Jack Nicholson, who was a friend of Tate's husband, started sleeping with a hammer under his pillow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
'scatter cushion' is British for 'throw pillow' oxforddictionaries.com/us…
A grandmother fought off a Bear with just a pillow. thedenverchannel.com/news…
Some people prefer to sleep without pillows

That's really strange to me. I occasionally nap without a pillow, but I can't imagine sleeping every night without them. I'm a stomach sleeper.

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