When Winston Churchill Sold Chartwell, the family home, to the National Trust, he required that there always be a marmalade cat named Jock in "comfortable residence." The Trust honored that request. The current occupant is Jock VII, a six month old rescue kitten. nationaltrust.org.uk/char…
Josef Mengele, a.k.a the Angel of Death, was a Nazi physician who conducted human experiments on prisoners. He escaped Germany and gained a foreign residence permit in Argentina and returned to Germany to visit his family with a passport just 11 years after Nazi Germany fell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
39.7% of US households still have an active landline telephone in their residence, with the β€œ65 and up” demographic being the only group where more than 50% (66.8%) have a landline at home and the β€œ25-34” age group having less than a 20% chance of having one. cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/ea…
10 Downing Street is NOT the residence of the Prime Minister of the UK. It is actually the residence of the First Lord of the Treasury. It just so happens that the First Lord of the Treasury is almost always the Prime Minister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_…
The reason monarchs moved their courts constantly was because they were forced to by filthy residences, as within days of a royal party settling in one palace or another, a stink would set in from poorly discarded food, animal waste, vermin from or attracted to unwashed bodies, and human waste. history.com/news/royal-pa…
Nicholas Cage spent $150 million on a 70-million-year-old dinosaur skull, a tomb, a $150,000 first edition Superman comic, pygmy heads, two European castles; one worth $10 million and the other $2.6 million, and 15 residences. He later had to return the skull to the Mongolian govt. cnbc.com/2019/08/09/why-n…
The remains of 10 bodies were found in the London residence of Ben Franklin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Rick Ross owns the largest private swimming pool in the whole US. His 54.000 sq ft mansion is the largest private residence in the whole state of Georgia. It has 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms and a total of 109 rooms. Upkeep is reportedly $1m per year. youtube.com/watch?v=43ewv…
The only major court decision based primarily on the 3rd amendment of the US Constitution was in 1982, when the US Court of Appeals ruled that housing National Guardsmen in a private residence without the owner’s expressed consent was unconstitutional. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eng…
The Official Residence of the American Ambassador to the UK is built on top of the site of an aristocrat’s orgy house en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
Bob Marley moved near his mother's residence in Wilmington, Delaware for a short time, during which he worked as a DuPont lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant in nearby Newark, under the alias Donald Marley. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
In 1979 New York City Department of Sanitation's artist-in-residence, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, shook every one of the city's sanitation workers' hands to say thank you. artsy.net/article/artsy-e…
10 Downing Street is not the residence of the UK Prime Minister, but of the First Lord of the Treasury, an office which is held concurrently with that of Prime Minister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_…
Today I learned about Axel Wenner-Gren, a Swedish multimillionaire who established a private island residence in the Caribbean. Rumors during WWII suggested he was giving safe harbor to German U-boats and he was investigated by British intelligence. It is believed Ian Fleming partially based Dr No on him. dissentmagazine.org/onlin…
State laws for online gambling are not based on residence, but rather location, so many people cross state lines in their car, place a bet via their phones, and drive back home, and it is all completely legal herald-dispatch.com/busin…
Reno/Tahoe was the divorce capital of North America in the early 1900s because of its very lax divorce laws and only requiring 24 weeks of residence to file for divorce. carsonnow.org/story/01/31…
In 1877 Frederick Douglass purchased close to ten acres of farmland and a mansion on the outskirts of the city of Washington in order to settle in the village of Anacostia. His final residence of Cedar Hill is seen as a metaphor for his life, signifying the heights that he rose to nps.gov/articles/cedar-hi…
Weeks before the end of World War II a group of Russian school children presented a wood replica of the Great Seal of the U.S. to the American ambassador. Hanged up in a study in the ambassador’s residence, it contained a listening device that went undiscovered for 7 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Bob Marley moved near his mother's residence in Wilmington, Delaware for a short time, during which he worked as a DuPont lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant in nearby Newark, under the alias Donald Marley en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Dolly Parton gave each family who lost its primary residence in the 2016 TN fires $1,000 a month for five months. When she arrived to help dole out the final payments, she brought the nearly 900 families an unexpected bonus – another $5,000 each for a total of $10,000. usatoday.com/story/life/p…
There's so much concern about violence in Brazilian cities that some gated residences have "pizza holes," so that delivery people can hand pizzas in through gaps in a gate radicalurbanist.substack.…
Einstein held 6 different citizenships throughout his life due to changing regimes and residences. However, he was also stateless for 5 years from 1896–1901. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
During a visit to Japan in 1932, Charlie Chaplin was nearly assassinated in an ultranationalist coup d'Γ©tat. While the Prime Minister was assassinated in his residence, Chaplin likely survived because he was watching a sumo wrestling match with the Prime Minister's son. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
Catherine Parr, last wife of Henry VIII, her funeral was the first Protestant funeral in England, Scotland or Ireland to be held in English. She is the only royal to be buried in a private residence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Rideau Hall is the largest official residence in Canada’s Capital Region and the only one open to visitors. In 1864, Rideau Hall was inadequate in many ways, being small and distant from central Ottawa but it was leased anyway, as β€œtemporary” quarters ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/ride…
Someone paid 4700$ for Eva Brauns panties that probably were taken from Hitlers summer residence in Berghof by the allied troops in may 1945 bbc.com/news/uk-england-n…
Barnard Castle is an ancient monument in County Durham, England. It has been besieged multiple times, and was a favoured residence of Richard III during the Wars of the Roses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
The door of 10 Downing Street, residence of the UK Prime Minister, cannot be opened from the outside as it has no handle. telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle…
The Palace of Heavenly Purity was the residence of the Ming Emperor. The large space was divided into nine rooms on two levels, with 27 beds. For security, on any one night the Emperor would randomly choose from any of these beds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Rapper Chamillionaire is a successful tech investor. One of his early investments, Maker Studios, recently sold to Disney for over $500 million. He's currently the "β€œEntrepreneur in Residence" at a venture capital firm. noisey.vice.com/en_us/art…
Dr. Henry Heimlich, the man who invented the Heimlich Maneuver, used it for the first time at the age of 96 to save a woman who was choking at their senior residence community. nytimes.com/2016/05/28/us…
During the 1760s the former royal residence of Hampton Court Palace had some rooms converted to rent-free "grace and favour" apartments, with residents admitted as late as the 1980s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
Today I learned about Stimson House, a 30 bedroom house built in 1890 in Richardsonian Romanesque fashion near downtown LA. It was once the costliest private residence in Los Angeles, and over time has been bombed, lived in by a lumber baron, a brewer, a fraternity, and served as a convent en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sti…
That, on request of the family of Sir Winston Churchill, there is always a marmalade cat called Jock in residence at Chartwell house. Currently it is Jock VI. nationaltrust.org.uk/char…
In 2005, Lynden, Washington, gained renown for its infamous Lynden Drug Tunnel, built by a band of Canadian drug-smugglers in the basement of a residence 5 miles north of Lynden along the Canada–US border. This is the only known drug tunnel along the US-Canada border en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
There was a black samurai who served under the daimyō Oda Nobunaga who praised him for his strength and was given his own residence and a short, ceremonial katana by Nobunaga. When they first met, Nobunaga suspected his skin was covered in ink and had his skin scrubbed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yas…
In 1995 AndrΓ© Dallaire, armed with a knife, broke into the Prime Minister of Canada's residence. Jean & Aline ChrΓ©tien locked themselves in their bedroom and brandished a soap stone sculpture for defense. It took the RCMP 7 minutes to respond because they forgot their key to 24 Sussex Drive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Access to 24 Sussex Drive, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, is strictly prohibited to the general public. It is set on almost 4 acres along the banks of the Ottawa River and the three story limestone home features 34 rooms day-trips.ca/content/24-s…
The US allows their citizens to become "stateless" but that the US will allow the stateless person's country of residence to deport them back to the US. fam.state.gov/FAM/07FAM/0…
Lanai was once the largest pineapple plantation in the United States. In 1961 Castle & Cooke, Inc., after merging with Dole, took over the management of Lanai and, with 98 percent ownership of the island, established luxury resorts, golf courses, and residences britannica.com/place/Lana…
Former Yugoslavian communist leader Tito spend up to 6 months every year in his summer residence at Brijuni islands in today's Croatia np-brijuni.hr/en/explore-…
That, uniquely, the Norwegian special territory of Svalbard is an entirely visa-free zone. No person is required visa or residence permit, and anyone may live and work in Svalbard indefinitely, regardless of citizenship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Cat burglars across Europe have been know to pump anaesthetic gas into victims residences via the AC unit. bbc.com/news/uk-33821661
When Explosions in the Sky was signed by Temporary Residence Limited. They signed the band on the strength of their demo (How Strange, Innocence) after only half a listen; the demo was submitted by fellow Austin band with a brief note saying, "This totally fucking destroys." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
Jef Raskin, who started the Macintosh project, resigned his associate professorship at the University of California in San Diego by flying over the Chancellor’s residence with a hot air balloon, yelled down he’s resigning, and floated off. zdnet.com/article/minorit…
In 1975, North Korean embassy staff in Australia crashed their Mercedes, and when they went to the nearest house for help they were aghast to find that that they had knocked on the door of the South Korean ambassador’s residence. theaustralian.com.au/arch…
The executive residence of the white house was designed by an Irish-born Architect in the neoclassical style and was modelled after Leinster house, home to the Irish DΓ‘il/ Parliament. wikipedia.org/wiki/White_…
More than 30 countries sell citizenship or residence permits for cash. In Thailand, the cost is $10,000, while fast-track residence in the UK requires $10m. 1843magazine.com/features…
10 Downing Street is the official residence of the UK Prime Minister, but they more commononly live above number 11. The opposite is said for the Chancellor of the Exchequer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_…
Brittany Murphy died of pneumonia in her Hollywood Hills residence. 5 months later, her widower Simon Monjack also died in the same residence. The death was ruled to be caused by a pneumonia. people.com/movies/brittan…

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