Audie Murphy, the most decorated American soldier of World War II, suffered from battle fatigue for the rest of his life. He endured chronic insomnia and recurring nightmares, and kept a loaded pistol under his pillow. He eventually took to sleeping alone in his garage with the lights on. historynet.com/let-there-…
You cannot actually get pink eye from farts or someone having farted on a pillow. β€œOur pillow is not a host for bacteria or viruses. Yes, our farts can contain bacteria that can transfer onto our pillow, but this will not stay on our pillow for a long length of time.” sites.psu.edu/siowfa12/20…
Baby giraffes use their butt as pillows tuftandneedle.com/resourc…
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…
Beds predate humans. 23-5 million years ago, before the advent of humans, apes began creating beds composed of a sleeping platform including a wooden pillow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed…
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 second most-dangerous consumer product category in the United States is beds, pillows and mattresses, which hurt 942,000 people in 2019. The most dangerous category is stairs, ramps, landings and floors, which injured 3.1 million. injuryfacts.nsc.org/home-…
World's largest pillow fight involved 7,681 participants in Minnesota. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
From 2004 to 2011 Canada had Pillow Fighting League. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
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…
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…
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 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…
Giraffes sleep using their own butts as pillows boredpanda.com/giraffes-s…
The creator of My Pillow was a crack addict while creating the company cnbc.com/amp/2017/09/20/h…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Lil Dicky's "Pillow Talking" is the 49th most expensive music video of all time djbooth.net/features/2017…
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 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…
Some pillows have a fabric β€œhandle” to make them easier to pull out of a pillowcase. macys.com/shop/product/ca…
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…
At many hotels, asking the concierge for "an extra pillow" is actually coded talk for ordering a prostitute. gadling.com/2008/04/09/ca…
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…
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…
America's Pillow King, Mike Lindell, developed his famous MyPillow because he had trouble sleeping due to his crack addiction. bloomberg.com/news/featur…
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…
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…
Canada has a semi-professional women's pillow fight league en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
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…
10% of the weight of a two year old pillow can be composed of dead mites and their droppings. allergyconsumerreview.com…
A Korean man Lee Jin-Gyu fell in love with and married his Japanese body pillow culturetown.org/korean-ma…
The earliest historical record of pillow use is from about 7000 BCE in the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
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…

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.