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…
Male rams will punch/kick other competing male rams in the testicles to deter them from mating with the female rams. youtu.be/NqBUaiDnUws
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 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 The drink was originally made with five ingredients: alcohol, sugar, lemon, water, and tea or spices mobile-cuisine.com/did-yo…
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…
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…
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, 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…
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…
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…
IBM had a strategic alliance with Nazi Germany for generating and tabulating punch cards based on national census data en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM…
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…
There are gamers that play Mike Tysons Punch out blindfolded, successfully. youtube.com/watch?v=iZT6J…
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…
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…
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…
The former drummer of Five Finger Death Punch is now a police officer loudwire.com/five-finger-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
If a human could punch with the same force as a mantis shrimp, they could punch through steel. pasmov.com/what-animals-h…
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 original name of Soda Popinski in the original Punch-Out was Vodka Drunkenski. punchout.fandom.com/wiki/…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
"Cartoon" originally referred to renderings of upcoming murals for Britain's Houses of Parliament, sketched for the public on large pieces of cardboard, or "cartone" in Italian. The term was then jokingly used by Punch magazine to refer to its own political drawings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun…
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…
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…
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/…
Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna" was a blackface minstrel song, included a verse that had the death of 500 African Americans as a punch line. shmoop.com/oh-susanna/mea…
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/…
Words like Juggernaut, Punch, Calico,Shampoo have been brought by the British Raj from India to the English language. telegraph.co.uk/films/vic…
Today I learned of Herman Hollerith, who in 1889 patented and invented the first punch card machine and system, which was used for the 1890 US census and decreased calculation time by over 2 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Today I learned of the Jacquard Loom card, a punch card invented in 1801 for creating complex patterns on looms, which Babbage then used to help design the first computers obsoletemedia.org/jacquar…
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/…
A bug fix in software is called a "patch" because when computers were programmed by punch cards, bugs were fixed by literally placing a patch over one hole and punching another. bram.us/2017/01/24/why-a-…
Hawaiian Punch was originally created to be an ice cream topping. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
Australian actress Abbie Cornish, of "Sucker Punch" and "Limitless" fame, raps under the moniker Dusk, and even opened for Nas, during his 2015 Australian tour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abb…
When a script instructed Leonard Nimoy's character, Spock, to punch someone, Nimoy felt punching was too undignified for a Vulcan and invented a way for Vulcans to render their opponents unconscious by pinching them. From that moment on, the Vulcan Nerve Pinch was born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vul…
The Feigenson brothers, who developed Faygo, were originally bakers from Russia. The soda first became available in 1907 and came in three flavors: grape, strawberry, and fruit punch which were based on the brother's original cake frosting recipes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fay…
A mantis shrimp (2-5 inches big) was provoked by a researcher, and the animal punched its aquarium wall, shattering the glass and flooding the office. Turns out the mantis shrimp's punch is so fast, it boils the water around it when delivered. student.societyforscience…
Dolph Lundgren put Sylvester Stallone in the hospital with one punch. factfiend.com/dolph-lundg…
Today I learned kangaroos have 3 vaginas and 2 uterus. They can have a Joey on the outside, one in the pouch and a ferized egg ready for when the Joey in the punch moves out. panique.com.au/trishansoz…
The remnant cut of paper left from a hole punch is called a β€˜chad.’ oxforddictionaries.com/de…
The first use of the term "Flat-Earther" recorded by the Oxford English Dictionary is in 1934 in a British weekly magazine called Punch: "Without being a bigoted flat-earther, [Mercator] perceived the nuisance ... of fiddling about with globes ... in order to discover the South Seas." wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_E…
President Andrew Jackson's inaugural party had to be ended by putting the punch bowl on the White House lawn. constitutioncenter.org/bl…
Martin Shkreli tried to auction off the chance to punch him in the face. cnbc.com/2016/09/27/marti…
David Bowie's permanently dilated pupil was the result of a punch to the face in a fight over a girl. Despite their altercation, he and George Underwood stayed friends and Underwood went on to do the artwork for Bowie's early albums. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The mantis shrimp's punch accelerates quicker than a .22-caliber bullet. The water surrounding them briefly reaches the temperature of the Sun’s surface. When the clubs hit their target, they deliver 160 pounds of force, which can break aquarium glass. softschools.com/facts/ani…
The Trap-jaw ant snaps its jaw closed faster than a mantis shrimp can punch. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/scien…
There is a technique in Muay-Thai called the β€œsuperman punch” which is a flying punch that involves faking a kick to gain power behind the strike en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Today I learned of the invasion of Sark, the last feudal state in Europe. The invasion force was made up of just one man and the attack was foiled by the island's only police officer tricking the attacker into handing him his rifle, which he then used to punch the attacker in the nose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Pantera, to get a cover for their album "Vulgar Display of Power", which features a man getting punched, had a model be punched 30 times in the face. He was paid $10 per punch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vul…
A large brawl in the US House of Reps shortly before the Civil War ended only when a stray punch knocked the wig off of Rep. William Barksdale. The embarrassed congressman accidentally replaced it backwards, causing both sides to erupt in spontaneous laughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal…
Winston Churchill hated staplers, and insisted that documents should be punched and tagged instead. He insisted that everyone should use a hole punch, which he called a 'klop'. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr…
The scene in Blazing Saddles in which a character knocks out a horse with a punch was inspired by a real life event in which Mel Brook's friend Sid Caesar knocked out a horse with a punch after it had thrown his wife off its back. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid…
Today I learned about milling, a training exercise used by the British parachute regiment where two recruits punch each other in the head for 1 minute and are not allowed to block or avoid hits. Its used to test physical fitness, determination and mental robustness under stress. youtu.be/8tCOcLqHqNI
"Lazy Dogs" are explosiveless bombs that are only 1.75inches across and are dropped over a battlefield. They pack the punch of a 50.cal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laz…
During filming of the Three Stooges short β€˜Brideless Groom’ actress Christine McIntyre was asked by Shemp to β€œGive it to me, Chris.” when she was too scared to hurt him. In the short, she really did lay blows to him, including a very real punch in the nose, knocking him through a door. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
That the Ring Binder and Hole punch were invented by the same person in the same year. German Friedrich Soennecken in 1886. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin…
The iconic NES game "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out" was actually discontinued after only 3 years. The license to use Tyson's likeness expired in 1990, and was not renewed after his loss to Douglas. Every "Punch-Out" game produced in the last 27 years instead has "Mr. Dream" as the champion. punchout.wikia.com/wiki/P…
A robot was created solely to punch human beings in the arm to test pain thresholds so that future robots can comply to the first law of robotics. wired.co.uk/news/archive/…
Andrew Jackson’s open house, following his inauguration, was attended by thousands of constituents looking to celebrate his election and meet him in person at the White House. Staffers were finally able to move the crowds outside after placing bowls of whiskey-laced punch out on to the lawn. constitutioncenter.org/bl…
The inauguration of US president Andrew Jackson was an open party at the white house. The public got drunk and trashed the place, and could only be removed by tempting them out with bowls of punch on the lawn outside. modernnotion.com/andrew-j…
Sylvester Stallone Spared with Earnie Shavers, speculated hardest puncher in boxing history, in preparation for Rocky3. Shavers refused to hit Stallone with anything but a reluctant jab. But Stallone persuaded Shavers to deliver an authentic punch, which was so powerful Stallone ran off puking. boxing.com/only_god_hits_…
During their long literary feud, Norman Mailer once floored Gore Vidal with a punch. Lying there, Vidal joked: "As usual, words fail him." thedailybeast.com/galleri…
Andrew Jackson's inauguration party at the White House was open to the public. A rowdy crowd of thousands caused major damage, and were only lured outside by bowls of alcoholic punch, which were placed on the White House lawn. vinepair.com/wine-blog/wh…
The Ford Family is still searching for the Punch Bowl Henry received for winning a 1901 race that helped launch his company. It was 'lost' in 1951. wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/…
Two days before signing the constitution the founding fathers drank "54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, eight of whiskey, 22 of porter, eight of hard cider, 12 of beer and seven bowls of alcoholic punch." huffingtonpost.com/stanto…
The Mantis Shrimp has the fastest punch out of all animals, each punch travels at 50mph. The shrimp is only a few inches long. phenomena.nationalgeograp…
The Mantis Shrimp delivers a punch so fast and deadly that its acceleration is 10,000 times greater than gravity and creates a pressure wave that boils the water around it. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
At a party in 1694, a fountain in Alicante was turned into a giant punch bowl. It was so big, a boy in a boat actually rowed around serving drinks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun…
A young Mike Tyson once caught his local garbage man putting the body of his deceased pigeon Julius into a garbage compactor. Tyson proceeded to rush out into the street and punch him in the face, leaving the man "convulsing on the ground like an infantile retard". thesportster.com/entertai…
When LPs were the primary medium for the commercial distribution of sound recordings, manufacturers would physically cut the corner, punch a hole, or add a notch to the spine of the jacket of unsold records returned from retailers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cut…
Sagat from Street Fighter II was based on a real guy. He won fights around the world with his "Tiger Uppercut" punch. kotaku.com.au/2015/02/str…
The Jonestown cult that committed mass suicide with cyanide laced punch, that would later form the colloquial euphemism - "drinking the Kool-Aid", was actually preformed with off brand Grape Flavor Aid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
When speaking about Prince, Sinead O'Connor said "He summoned me to his house and said he didn't like me saying bad words in interviews so I told him to fuck off." Sinead alleged the row became physical and she escaped his house at 5am claiming afterwards that "he packed a bigger punch than me" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not…
Silvester Stallone was put in hospital by Dolph Lundgren during the filming of Rocky IV. Massive punch to the chest caused myocardial swelling. Such injury is usually caused by car accidents. The movie includes the footage of his facial expression when it landed - Stallone liked the realism. youtube.com/watch?v=Ycnj_…
Steve Urkel's catchphrase, "Did I do that?", was taken from the 1934 Three Stooges short, 'Punch Drunks'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun…
The producers of Sucker Punch, a movie which flopped pretty bad, thought the reason it failed was because it had a female action hero lead. themarysue.com/legendary-…
The peacock mantis shrimp has the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom, can see ten times the color of human beings, punch with the speed of a .22 caliber bullet, can create bubbles that implode with light, heat, and sound, and is being studied by by researchers for military applications. aqua.org/explore/animals/…
A software update is sometimes called a "patch" because in the olden days that was literally what it was: paper patches on some of the holes in a punch card sites.harvard.edu/~chsi/m…
After the release of "Nothing Compares 2 U", Prince "summoned" Sinaed O'Conner to his house and criticized her for using bad language in her interviews. O'Conner told him to "f*** off" and the confrontation turned violent, ending in a "punch-up". independent.ie/entertainm…
"Backpfeifengesicht" is a German term for a face that badly needs a punch cracked.com/article_17251…
The peacock mantis shrimp can punch through aquarium glass en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Hawaiian Punch used a mascot in 1962 named Punchy the Puncher who punched everything he saw "including horses, meat loaves, and kindergartners" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
The little bit of paper a hole punch makes is called a "chad." Chads caused problems in the 2000 US election. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ameri…

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