NBC executives hated the script for the Seinfeld episode, 'The Chinese Restaurant', and only agreed to allow it to be filmed after co-creator Larry David threatened to quit. It is now considered a ground-breaking episode of TV, and the best example of Seinfeld's 'show about nothing' premise en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1896, a bubΠΎnΡ–c plΠ°gue epΡ–dΠ΅mic struck Bombay, and the government asked Waldemar Haffkine, developer of the first chΠΎlera vΠ°ccΡ–ne, to help. After 3 months of persistent work (1 assistant had a nervous breakdown and 2 others quit), a vΠ°ccΡ–ne was ready, with Haffkine tΠ΅sting it on himself first en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
Isaac Hayes (voice of Chef) didn’t quit South Park willingly. In 2006, he had a stroke and lost the ability to speak and someone involved in Scientology quit on his behalf. hollywoodreporter.com/fea…
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/…
Empire actor Terrence Howard believes that "1 Γ— 1 = 2". He has even created his own mathematical language of logic called "Terrology", to try to prove it. He claims he quit an engineering degree at the Pratt Institute over disagreements with a professor regarding his hypothesis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
Today I learned of Martin Pistorius, a man who fell into a coma at age twelve. He was trapped in his body for 12 years. When he showed signs of recovery, his mum quit her job and worked with him for two years, teaching him to speak with a computer. He went on to get a degree, learn to drive, and get married. npr.org/sections/health-s…
In the 1930s Bob Wian had a cushy job managing a restaurant but felt he didn't know the business fully. So he quit, got jobs as a dishwasher, fry cook, and then counter help. With that experience he started Bob's Big Boy, invented the double decker burger, and became hugely successful. burgerbeast.com/bobs-big-…
Annie Murphy (Alexis from Schitt’s Creek) almost quit her acting career after her apartment burnt to the ground and she had $3 in her bank account. A couple days later she secured her audition for Alexis. cnbc.com/2020/01/30/annie…
The actor that played King Joffrey in GOT doesn't really like the book, care for show, and actually quit acting for some time looper.com/108866/real-re…
The Fight Club executive producer Arnon Milchan quit the film when David Fincher refused to cut the budget by at least $5 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fig…
Maude Flanders (from the Simpsons) was killed in the Season 11 episode titled, "Alone again, Natura-Diddily". The reason she was killed off was due to a dispute between Fox and Maggie Roswell (the voice of Maude Flanders) about a pay rise. Fox refused, and Maggie quit, so Maude was killed off. screenrant.com/simpsons-m…
Dog Poop Girl (2005) is one of the first reported occurrences of doxing (publicly broadcasting private or identifying information). A young woman's dog pooped in a train. She refused to pick it up despite requests. Pictures were shared in Korea. She was publicly shamed and quit university. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog…
While filming Leon The Professional, Natalie Portman helped Jean Reno quit smoking. youtu.be/53uC0A4il8k?t=24…
The Seinfeld episode β€œThe Pen”, in which Jerry and Elaine visit his parents in Florida, is the only episode that doesn’t feature Jason Alexander. After the table read, he threatened to quit the show if they ever wrote another episode without George in it again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The drummer for R.E.M., Bill Berry, suffered an aneurysm on stage in 1995, then decided to quit the band along with the whole music industry and took up farming en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The episode of Seinfeld titled "The Revenge" when George quits his job and then shows back up to work as if nothing happened in hopes of keeping it was inspired by Larry David's real-life story of quitting his job as a writer at SNL and doing the same thing vanityfair.com/news/2017/…
Today I learned of two-time Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson, who quit acting in 1992 to join the British parliament. She became a junior minister in the Blair government, and had aspirations to be Mayor of London. In 2015, at the age of 78, she quit politics, reverted to acting, and since won a Tony Award en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gle…
At age 30, Dan McLaughlin with no golf experience, quit his job and dedicated to train to be a pro golfer. His philosophy was 10k hours to become an expert, and with the help of psychologists and trainers he was able to get a 2.5 handicap (top 6%), but his back went out at 6k hours and he quit. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
While making the movie The Incredibles, director Brad Bird intentionally used the artists who were likely to quit or get fired from Pixar. He believed that only they could create what he wanted in the movie. cartoonresearch.com/index…
As of 2019, the quit rate of U.S. employees was at a record-breaking high of 2.3%, the highest it's been in 15 years. That number remained unchanged for 11 straight months, from June 2018 through May 2019, making the longest static period for the rate on record. cnbc.com/2020/01/07/worke…
In the 1980's UK newspaper 'The Sun' published topless photos of 16 year olds who were still in school on its page 3. With titles such as 'Sam quits A-levels for ooh-levels' nymag.com/intelligencer/2…
Today I learned of Barb Tarbox, a Canadian anti-smoking activist who, despite trying to quit, and even after being diagnosed with cancer, continued to smoke until her death in 2003 communitydrugalert.ca/pdf…
Today I learned about Yolanda Saldivar, a nurse who quit her job to become Tejana music star Selena's fan club president in San Antonio, then proceeded to embezzle thousands from her. She shot the singer dead in 1995 after being confronted for her actions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yol…
In 1999, Maude Flanders was killed-off on The Simpsons because of a pay raise dispute with the voice actress, Maggie Roswell. She was flying back-and-forth from Denver to Los Angeles and wanted a raise to cover the costs. Fox offered her a $150 per episode raise, so she quit. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
A Texas professor failed his entire class and quit, because he thought that all of his students were disruptive or dishonest and therefore didn’t deserve to pass the course. He said the class was his worst in his 20 years of teaching. insidehighered.com/news/2…
Former NBA player Steve Nash was an accomplished chess player at a young age but quit in the fourth grade after making an opponent cry basketballnetwork.net/ste…
Due to DVORAK keyboards being laid out differently, they produce different keysmashes. This has caused users of DVORAK to quit keysmashing because "the layout of their keyboards made patterns which they created "socially ineligible"" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key…
TGI Fridays dropped the 'button flairs' from the waiting staffs' uniforms due to popularity of the movie Office Space in which Jennifer Aniston's character quits her job due to frustration with the flairs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off…
Golfer Jason Day quit golf in 2016 when he found out his mom had lung cancer. Today, hes ranked one of the best golfers in the world. testlungcancer.com/?sourc…
Today I learned about Raven Wilkinson, the first African-American ballet dancer of a major ballet company. In 1957, Raven was once barred from staying with her troupe when an Atlanta hotel owner asked her outright if she was black. Raven quit dancing for a time, only to return to a 27 year career at NYC Opera. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rav…
On Fleetwood Mac's 1971 tour, one of their guitarists left to "get a magazine" and never came back. When he was found a few days later, he had joined a cult and quit the band. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
Today I learned about E.D. Morel, the shipping clerk who revealed Belgium's atrocities in the Congo. He noticed shipments of ammunition going to the Congo, and coming back with ivory and rubber. His superiors offered him a promotion in exchange for his silence. He refused, quit his job, and became a journalist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._…
-An undergraduate architecture student in '78 found a flaw in the Design of Citicorp Center '77: that Citicorp Center could blow over in the wind. Repair work was done throughout the night and quit at daybreak, just as the building occupants returned to work. The story remained a secret until '95 slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2…
Sir Roger Moore turned fifty-seven during the filming of A View to a Kill, 1985, making him the oldest actor to play Bond. He decided to quit the role afterwards as he realised that he was older than his Bond Girl's (Tanya Roberts') mother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_V…
After seeing the 1989 Tony Danza comedy "She's out of Control" film critic Gene Siskel felt so distraught & depressed he nearly quit his career as a film critic. youtube.com/watch?v=--r_V…
The judge in the Terri Schiavo case had to be flown to a secret location to make a final decision to take her off life support, he wore a bullet-proof vest after her death and had cops on land and water guarding his home, and had to quit his church. He also was Jim Morrison's college roommate. tampabay.com/florida/2019…
Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard chose his son Quentin to succeed him after his eldest son quit the church. Quentin, who wanted to be a pilot and was gay (against doctrine), committed suicide. When his father discovered this, he shouted "That stupid fucking kid! Look what he's done to me!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
A Belarusian television company associated with the government of Belarus, created a show featuring four nerdy scientists living next to an attractive waitress named The Theorists. When the actors found out their show was an unlicensed rip of The Big Bang Theory, they quit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
When The Troggs lost their popularity, their guitarist Chris Britton quit playing in the band and instead started managing a night club in Spain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In one of Charles XII's (King of Sweden) drunken escapades he forced a bear to drink so much wine that it fell out of the palace window and died. After this incident Charles vowed to quit drinking which he adhered to, with a few small exceptions, for the rest of his life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got…
President Gerald Ford stood up for civil rights in 1934 by threatening to quit his college football team, unless they let Willis Ward (African American) play against the south’s Georgia Tech. He agreed to play only after Ward asked him to, because they couldn’t afford to lose that game. mlive.com/wolverines/2011…
A female Giant Pacific Octopus can lay 50,000 eggs. She quits eating and spends six months slowly dying as she tends to and protects them. On average, only 2 out of the 50,000 baby octopuses survive. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Kate Bush has only toured once, the Tour of Life, which ran for six weeks in 1979. The BBC suggested that she may have quit touring due to a fear of flying, or because of the death of a lighting engineer, Bill Duffield, who was killed in an accident during a warmup concert. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Allen Carr, author of 'Easy Way To Quit Smoking', has helped over 30 million people successfully quit smoking. He died in 2006 due to Lung Cancer. allencarr.com/free-inform…
In 1987 Steve Rothstein took advantage of the AAirpass (a promotion by American Airlines that let people pay a one time $250,000 and have a lifetime of unlimited flights) and quit his job so he could fly continuously. This ended up costing the airline more than 21 million. nypost.com/2012/05/13/fre…
In one 2003 estimate, a 68-year-old man who had smoked two packs per day for 50 years (100 pack-years) had a 15 percent risk of developing lung cancer in the next 10 years if he continued to smoke. This risk would drop to 10.8 percent if he quit smoking. verywellhealth.com/what-p…
80 percent of people who joined a gym in January 2012 quit within five months. 4 percent of new gym goers don’t even make it past the end of January and 14 percent drop out in February creditdonkey.com/gym-memb…
Henry Rollins became the lead singer of Black Flag after jumping on stage to sing at a concert, but he had to quit his day job as a manager at a HΓ€agen-Dazs consequenceofsound.net/20…
Bud Abbott, of Abbott and Costello, quit school at the age of ten. One of his first jobs was shilling for a house of mirrors on Coney Island, when people inevitably got lost in the maze of mirrors he would charge 10 cents to guide them out. youtu.be/P8SPtlpKmcY?t=23…
In 2018 Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro, created a campaign and paid a full-page ad saying its New Year resolution was to give up cigarettes and help those who can't quit smoking to change to better alternatives. businessinsider.com/phili…

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