A gorilla’s punch has 1300-2700 pounds of force. That’s enough to shatter a human skull with one hit wildgorillasafaris.com/fa…
A man tried to rob a woman who was standing alone outside her apartment in Rio de Janeiro. The young woman turned out to be MMA fighter Polyana Viana, who proceeded to punch and kick the man and subdue him until the police arrived. abc.net.au/news/2019-01-0…
Fruit punch was invented as an alternative to beer by men working for the British East India Company. This is because the beer on their ships went bad when they reached the Indian Ocean. They ended up using rum, fruit, and spices available in their new location to create punch. history.com/news/the-surp…
Hawaiian Punch started off as an ice cream topping en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
While filming 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017), Michael Keaton would whisper 'I'm Batman' to Tom Holland during fight scenes. "We have a fight in the movie and I punch him. He turns around and says [in a deep voice], β€˜I’m Batman.’ He kept doing Batman quotes on set” Holland said. batman-news.com/2017/01/1…
Today I learned about the boxer crab (Lybia tessellata), which carries poisonous sea anemones around in its claws as deadly weapons to punch its prey with. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyb…
Keith Richards went backstage at a Chuck Berry show and plucked the strings on Berry's guitar which prompted Berry to punch Richards giving him a black eye. billboard.com/articles/co…
The phrase, "My postillion has been struck by lightning" is a parody of grammatically correct but useless or absurd sentences that are often found in phrasebooks and teachings. Versions of the phrase date back to the 19th century and jokes about it date to atleast 1916 in Punch magazine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_…
Mike Tyson threw his first punch when he was 10 after another kid ripped the head off of his pigeon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
That, when Henry Ford took over production of the B-24 Liberator bombers for WWII, he actively recruited "little people" from Hollywood and circuses to help fasten rivets in the narrow sections of its wings. Appreciative co-workers helped lift them up to punch their time-cards. uso.org/stories/112-detro…
Male rams will punch/kick other competing male rams in the testicles to deter them from mating with the female rams. youtu.be/NqBUaiDnUws
Late 80s, during visiting a zoo, Mike Tyson offered the zookeeper $10,000 to open a gorilla cage so he can go in there and punch the Gorilla who he noticed was bullying all of the other primates. muaythaiauthority.com/mik…
The word punch is a loanword from Sanskrit (paΓ±c), meaning β€œfive.” The drink was originally made with five ingredients: alcohol, sugar, lemon, water, and tea or spices mobile-cuisine.com/did-yo…
Teddy Roosevelt regularly staged boxing matches in the White House, taking on anyone he could - including professional boxers. He only stopped boxing when his eyesight was permanently damaged by a punch from his military aide, Col. Daniel T. Moore. vox.com/2015/3/17/8234525…
A great white shark attacked 60-yr-old New Zealand surfer Nick Minogue. He yelled "fuck off!", tried to punch it in the eye, missed, then yelled "fuck off!" again & hit it in the eye. The shark then retreated, leaving the surfer with 2 tooth holes in his wetsuit, 1 of the 2 punctured his arm. nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar…
The game β€œpunch buggy” wasn’t a clever advertising scheme, it was just a game invented by a bored kid. motorauthority.com/news/1…
Jason Hook, lead guitarist for metal band Five Finger Death Punch, got his big break as the guitarist for Hilary Duff’s live touring band in 2000. blabbermouth.herokuapp.co…
Jason Hook, the current guitarist for the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch, began his career as a studio and stage guitarist for Hillary Duff. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
In 1962, a Cuban boxer named Benny Paret made fun of his opponent, Emile Griffith, for being homosexual. Paret died 10 days after the fight from a 29-punch combo by Griffith the42.ie/donald-mcrae-emi…
Punchcards were invented to solve the problem of the 1890 US Census. It took 8 years to process the data of the 1880 census, so Herman Hollerith invented punch cards for tabulation, ushering in the era of data storage, databases, and supercomputers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
At George Washington's 1787 farewell party, 56 people drank 60 bottles of claret, 54 bottles of Madeira, 8 bottles of hard cider, 8 bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of porter, and 7 large bowls of alcoholic punch; the bar tab cost $15 000 in today's money. vinepair.com/wine-blog/th…
The hardest ever recorded punch was done by Francis Ngannou in 2017 and was measured at 51064 foot/pounds (7059 kg/meter), which is the equivalent of 92.84 horse power. mixedmartialarts.com/vaul…
IBM had a strategic alliance with Nazi Germany for generating and tabulating punch cards based on national census data en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM…
In 1787, two days before they signed off on the Constitution, the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention partied at a tavern, where they drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 of claret, eight of whiskey, 22 of porter, eight of hard cider, 12 of beer and seven bowls of alcoholic punch. huffpost.com/entry/alcoho…
There are gamers that play Mike Tysons Punch out blindfolded, successfully. youtube.com/watch?v=iZT6J…
The Mantis Shrimp has an extremely powerful punch, a punch which they use to smash their prey, which has the same strength as a .22 caliber bullet. factanimal.com/mantis-shr…
The former drummer of Five Finger Death Punch is now a police officer loudwire.com/five-finger-…
Today I learned about "Stagecoach" Mary Fields, a former slave and was the first African-American female star route mail carrier in the United States. She also had a standing bet at her local saloon: Five bucks and a glass of whiskey said she could knock out any cowboy in Cascade, Montana with a single punch! badassoftheweek.com/field…
The Peregrine Falcon hunts by diving at 230+ mph straight down, and killing its prey on impact with a balled foot. It kills other birds with a literal falcon punch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
The Name of Sucker Punch Productions was selected because the wife of one of the co-founders didn't like it because 'We figured that the best way to choose a name a 14-year-old boy would think was cool was to choose a name that a lovely and talented 38-year-old woman thought was unacceptable' engadget.com/2009/09/08/w…
Today I learned of Punch and Judy, a popular puppet show from the 1600s. In the show, Punch usually ends up killing his baby, his wife, a policeman, the devil and a variety of other characters by beating them with his β€˜slapstick’. The phrase β€œpleased as punch” comes from Punch’s gleeful self-satisfaction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun…
In 2010, a Danish Biker gang stole 120 boxes of cakes. They took almond tarts, punch rolls, apple crowns and brownies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Michael Caine saw an Afrikaans foreman punch a black labourer in the face while filming Zulu (1964). He swore to never film in South Africa again while Apartheid existed; he kept his word. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
In the original He-Man cartoon of the 1980's, He-Man could not use his sword as an offensive weapon, or punch or kick anyone due to the broadcast standards of the period. In fact, he was mostly non-violent and usually just outsmarted his enemies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He-…
Infamous pirate Blackbeard, Edward Teach, died at the hands of Lieutenant Robert Maynard. Blackbeard was shot 5 times, stabbed at least 20 times then decapitated. Some later accounts say his skull was turned into a punch bowl that was used for a time at one of the taverns in Williamsburg. time.com/5457008/blackbea…
A punch in the face from a childhood friend gave David Bowie his different coloured eyes. Bowie later said he had been done a favour. radiox.co.uk/artists/davi…
During the making of "Rocky", Sylvester Stallone asked Earnie Shavers (widely regarded as the hardest puncher in boxing) to punch him for real. After 1 punch, Stallone vomited. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
Milling is a training activity in the British airborne infantry. For a fixed period, two opponents punch each other in the head as aggressively as possible without evasion. An instructor described milling as "arguably the most important event of the [training] course"and its "flagship event" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Keith Richards once snuck into Chuck Berry's dressing room, and started playing his guitar when he saw it sitting there. When Berry came in and saw Richards playing his guitar, he proceeded to punch him in the face. guitarworld.com/artists/t…
In 1858 a massive brawl between more than 50 US Representatives ended when a missed punch between two Reps knocked the wig off of Representative Barksdale's head. The embarrassed Barksdale accidentally replaced the wig backwards, causing both sides to erupt in spontaneous laughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal…
If a human could punch with the same force as a mantis shrimp, they could punch through steel. pasmov.com/what-animals-h…
Lucy Punch, also known as Esme Squalor from A Series of Unfortunate Events, has played an evil stepsister in no fewer than four different versions of Cinderella en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc…
Punxsutawney Phil's "inner circle" claim he is immortal and they keep him alive by feeding him a special "groundhog punch" cnbc.com/2018/02/02/groun…
The Jacquard Loom, invented in 1804, was a device that simplified the process of manufacturing textiles, allowing patterns to be programmed via punch card. It was the conceptual precursor to the development of computer programming and data entry. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqua…
The bar tab of a 1787 farewell party for George Washington is still intact. β€œAccording to the bill… [The Founding Fathers] drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 of whiskey, 22 of porter, 8 of hard cider, 12 of beer, and 7 bowls of alcoholic punch”. The party had 55 attendees. reason.com/archives/2014/…
The original name of Soda Popinski in the original Punch-Out was Vodka Drunkenski. punchout.fandom.com/wiki/…
Males may have evolved facial features specifically designed to take a punch. Researchers found that facial bones commonly broken during a fight grew more resilient as time progressed and were the same bones that showed the most divergence between males and females. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Today I learned of "hypercanes", a hypothetical class of storm that could form in extremely warm ocean water, generating winds of up to 500 MPH and being large enough to punch holes in the stratosphere. alum.mit.edu/slice/what-d…
A Kid paralyzed by a bully's punch has been awarded a settlement of $4.2 million after proving the school knew about the bully's tendencies and did nothing to prevent his attack. usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/…
The Married Life sequence from Pixar's "Up" was originally going to depict Carl and Ellie in a lifelong "punching contest" with one another that started when they were young. Ellie was also going to punch Carl in the face on her death bed. pixar.com/features_films/…

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