Avatar: The Last Airbender won a Peabody Award for β€œmulti-dimensional characters, unusually complicated personal relationships for a cartoon serial, and a healthy respect for the consequences of warfare” peabodyawards.com/award-p…
The feminist anthem Respect was written and originally recorded by Otis Redding about a man asking for respect when he brings home money. npr.org/2017/02/14/515183…
Today I learned about George Lincoln Rockwell, an american neonazi, former WW2 vet who was best friends with the nation of Islam's founder the "prophet Elijah Muhammad" , he would famously be quoted declaring "Elijah Muhammad as the Hitler of black people" and the highest respect for the nation of islam en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Sean Connery was targeted by a gang in Edinburgh in the 1950s. 6 gang members followed him up to a 15-foot high balcony. He singlehandedly beat them up. He grabbed one by the throat and another by the biceps and cracked their heads together. After, they treated him with great respect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
The online MMORPG "Star Wars: The Old Republic" held a massive memorial after the death of Carrie Fisher. Among the efforts, Sith players would hold off NPCs so that weaker players could get through, and one player even made a new character in Leia's likeness so people could pay respects. pcgamer.com/thousands-of-…
When a random raccoon died in Toronto, people started paying their respects to it and build a small memorial with flowers and candles, even a picture, until the city took away the raccoon corpse. boredpanda.com/dead-racco…
Police in a district in India's Madhya Pradesh state have been paid extra to grow moustaches because their bosses believe it makes them command more respect. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
When the famous pirate Henry Morgan died, an amnesty was declared so pirates and privateers could come and pay their respects without fear of arrest. He was also given a state funeral in Port Royal, and buried with a 22-gun salute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Matt Damon was offered the lead in Avatar and 10% of the film's profits β€” but he turned it down out of respect for the Bourne franchise, and ended up losing out on $250 million as a result. the-talks.com/interview/m…
The art of Rap Battles (poetic verbal abuse) was first recorded in 15th century Scotland and called Flyting. Although contestants attacked each other spiritedly, they actually had a professional respect for their rival’s vocabulary of invective and would often drink with the loser afterwards. britannica.com/art/flytin…
The Fore people of Papua New Guinea used to ritualistically cook and eat their deceased family members, which was thought to help free the spirit of the dead and to symbolize respect and mourning. This practice lead to Kuru, an incurable and fatal neurodegenerative disorder. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_(…
Most Buddhists do not believe in God. Although they respect and look up to the Buddha, they do not believe he was a god but they worship him as a form of respect. bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides…
Before West Germany (the trizone) got its anthem, carnival songs were played to officially represent Germany. One such song was "We're the natives of Trizonesia" which is about making out with girls, to which the Allied officers, not speaking German, rose from their seats out of respect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Beethoven was the pupil of Haydn for some time and the worst kind. Rebellious, cheeky, disrespectful. Finally, before Haydn died, the matured 38 years old Beethoven publicly paid his respects by kissing his hands and kneeling before the old master. popularbeethoven.com/when…
I learned the reason why men should always leave the bottom button open on a suit jacket is out of respect for King Edward VII, who was too fat to button his waistcoat insider.com/suit-button-r…
The wife of General George S. Patton, Beatrice Banning Ayer, was once so offended by the lack of respect shown to her husband by another officer that she leapt onto him, knocked him down, and began pounding his head against a tile floor armchairgeneral.com/a-ver…
Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston so revered William Sherman, who opposed him in the battle of Atlanta, that at Sherman's funeral on a cold and rainy February day, the 84 year old refused to a hat out of respect. He caught Pneumonia and died 10 days later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
During a charitable auction in Kiev, Ukraine, Wladimir Klitschko auctioned off his 1996 Olympic gold medal to a buyer who bid $1 million. After the sale, the buyer immediately returned the medal out of respect for Klitschko. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wla…
Aretha Franklin's signature song "Respect" was actually written and performed by Otis Redding two years before she first sang it. "Redding's version is a plea from a desperate man, who will give his woman anything she wants... as long as he gets his due respect". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
NFL players swap jerseys with members of opposing teams as a show of respect, if they attended the same school, or previously played together. Teams retain several seamstresses to tailor fit players, taking 10 hours a jersey. latimes.com/sports/nfl/la…
Today I learned about Γ†thelthryth, an East Anglian princess who convinced her new husband to respect her vow of perpetual virginity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
When the British burned the White House in 1812, they did not burn the Marine Barricks or the Commandant's House out of respect for the honorable conduct of the Marines at the Battle of Bladensburg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The inventor of the frisbee was cremated after his death and was turned into several frisbees. One was thrown on the roof of his memorial museum as a sign of respect. chron.com/news/bizarre/ar…
Today I learned about Nangeli, a South Indian woman who chopped off her breasts to protest against the breast tax, which was levied by the kingdom if the women weren't bare chested in public as a sign of respect towards the 'superior' castes. The tax was annulled after she bled to death. indiatoday.in/amp/educati…
The Northern and Southern Hemispheres see the moon oriented differently with respect to the horizon. earthsky.org/astronomy-es…
The feminist anthem Respect was written and originally recorded by Otis Redding about a man asking for respect when he brings home money. npr.org/2017/02/14/515183…
Madagascan funerary tradition of exhuming their deceased loved ones every 5 to 7 years in a ceremony called 'Turning of the Bones'. It's a way to show respect and keep their loved ones' memories alive. beyondthedash.com/blog/cu…
In the late 1980s, Willis enjoyed moderate success as a recording artist, recording an album of pop-blues titled The Return of Bruno, which included the hit single "Respect Yourself" featuring The Pointer Sisters.[24] youtu.be/qrxMujmXneM
For the private citizen, there are no penalties for violating the US flag code. And that, "the Flag Code serves as a guide to be followed on a purely voluntary basis to insure proper respect for the flag." ushistory.org/betsy/faq.h…
The first official Armistice Day events were subsequently held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on the morning of 11 November 1919, which included a two-minute silence as a mark of respect for those who died in the war and those left behind. This would set the trend for a day of remembrance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
Chinese doctors often bow to donors as a sign of thanks and respect before removing organs upon death calebwilde.com/2014/07/ch…
Some Icelanders claim to believe in the hidden people β€” called huldufΓ³lk β€” and a few even claim to have seen them. They are analogous to elves, but are often considered separate. This is an ancient Icelandic belief and most Icelanders respect the tradition. en.wikivoyage.org/w/index…
Omnism, a belief system, is the recognition and respect of all religions; Omnists say that all religions contain truths, but that no one religion offers all that is truth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omn…
Today I learned about Jazz Funerals, a New Orleans tradition in which a person is β€œburied with music” by a brass band and other musicians in a procession to their grave. β€œSecond Liners”- people who dance to the music in all styles, accompany the music players to bury the person with respect. 64parishes.org/entry/jazz…
Senegal doesn't have a legal drinking/purchasing age of alcoholic beverages. However, because it's a predominantly Muslim nation that respects Islamic law, people in general are expected not to drink wikitravel.org/en/Senegal
The Jamaican handshake means peace, love and respect youtube.com/watch?time_co…
Queen Elizabeth has never voted during elections or referendums, as she has to remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters. bbc.com/news/magazine-363…
Some Jews write G-d instead of God in the internet, as a form form of respect, by not writing god's name where it can be erased reformjudaism.org/practic…
In the early 1900’s, King Edward VII of Wales was too fat to button the bottom button on his suit. Out of respect all his subjects did the same, and the tradition of never using the bottom button remains to this day. businessinsider.com/suit-…
The Masai tribe of Africa drink the BLOOD of their cattle. They don't kill them because they respect their cattle. thomsonsafaris.com/blog/t…
The Brave Little Toaster very nearly took home the top award at the 1988 Sundance Film Festival, but the judges were afraid that the festival would lose respect by picking a cartoon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
As adjectives, "equal" is the same in all respects while "coequal" is equal to each other in status, rank or position. Conversely, as nouns, equal is a person or thing of equal status to others while coequal is an equal person or thing. wikidiff.com/equal/coequa…
One of Aretha Franklins most popular songs β€˜Respect’ is actually a cover and was originally recorded by Otis Redding in 1965 youtu.be/KvC9V_lBnDQ
When Vigoo Mortensen filmed his last scene in LOTR, the stunt crew all gathered together to perform a Haka as a farwell and sign of respect. youtube.com/watch?v=o_kqn…
Former slave owner, John Marshal Harlan, was the only person to dissent against Plessy Vs. Ferguson, writing in his dissent that "Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens. In respect of civil rights, all citizens are equal before the law." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Formal support groups may appear to be a modern phenomenon, but they supplement traditional fraternal organizations such as Freemasonry in some respects, and may build on certain supportive functions (formerly) carried out in (extended) families. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Greco-Buddhism, an early synthesis of Western and Eastern ideals, heavily influenced Christianity with ideals such as: respect for life, respect for the weak, rejection of violence, pardon to sinners, tolerance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Most Japanese schools do not employ janitors or custodians. The Japanese education system believes that requiring students to clean the school themselves teaches respect, responsibility, and emphasizes equality. ehow.com/about_6127367_do…
Today I learned of the Tomb Of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. Begun in 1921, it honors servicemen and women whose remains were never returned or found. Also, its sentinels do not wear their name plates or ranks on their uniforms out of respect for the fallen comrades arlingtoncemetery.mil/Exp…
Mountain climbing is banned in Bhutan. Originally the ban was only with respect to mountains over 20,000 feet (6,000 meters) but in 2003 the ban was expanded to all mountaineering. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
78% of Qataris think that there is a great deal of respect for individual human rights in their country. They are leader in this statistic by a mile with the world average as low as 15%. (World Values Survey, 2014) worldvaluessurvey.org/WVS…
Winston Churchill had so much respect for the American Constitution that he called it the best constitution ever written in English constitutioncenter.org/bl…
The word euphemism, meaning good speech in Ancient Greek, was itself originally used as a euphemism for staying silent out of respect en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eup…
Otis Redding was the original artist of RESPECT, and only years later did Aretha Franklin cover it npr.org/2017/02/14/515183…
The song β€œRESPECT” was originally written and released by Otis Redding before Aretha Franklin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
In British Columbia, it is a point of contention whether only First Nations artists of the appropriate nation have the moral right to produce indigenous art, or whether only the intent of the person and the respect given to the respective peoples are significant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
The British royal family refused to flee London during the Blitz, instead choosing to endure the horrific bombings and support the common people during a time of crisis. The Buckingham Palace suffered 9 direct hits, and the royal family earned adoration and respect from across the country. theguardian.com/uk/2009/s…
Bambi Woods, who was best known for her appearance as the title character in the 1978 film Debbie Does Dallas, has disappeared since 1986. Mostly because Jim Clark, who coined Woods's stage name, has refused to divulge her real name out of respect for her requests for privacy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam…
In 2016, Celine Dion stood near the open casket of her deceased husband for 7 hours to greet and comfort complete strangers who had arrived to pay their respects at the public visitation held on the eve of his funeral. She was only expected to stay for 30 minutes. thestar.com/news/canada/2…
Why there are coins left at gravesites of fallen soldiers.Its a sign that previous visitors have came to pay respect. snopes.com/fact-check/coi…
China has a holiday similar to DΓ­a de los Muertos called Tomb-Sweeping Day, where respects are paid to the deceased. travelchinaguide.com/esse…
The day after Spetember 11th, the British Field Band played the American National Anthem out of respect during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace youtube.com/watch?v=tV_2P…
LaVeyan Satanism is not actually about worshipping Satan, but is instead about embracing your individuality and treating others with the respect they deserve. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaV…
German Gen. Erwin Rommel earned mutual respect with the Allies in WWII from his genius and humane tactics. He refused to kill Jewish prisoners, paid POWs for their labor, punished troops for killing civilians, fought alongside his troops, and even plotted to remove Hitler from power. biography.com/people/erwi…
Today I learned about Emperor Pedro II of Brazil who was an avid supporter of science education and a respected intellectual in his own right. Charles Darwin himself said that β€œThe Emperor does so much for science, that every scientific man is bound to show him the utmost respect.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
In 2014, Studio Ghibli temporarily halted production out of respect for director Hayao Miyazaki who co-founded the studio, following his retirement. In 2017, it was announced that Miyazaki had come out of retirement again to direct a new film with the Studio, likely his last. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
The Dalai Lama eats meat, for health reasons and out of respect for his hosts on his travels tovarcerulli.com/2010/10/…
"Respect" made famous by Aretha Franklin, was originally written about a man's struggle for respect from his wife but then became a feminist anthem. urbo.com/content/the-ulti…
The British Standards Institute has issued standards for the ethical design of robots, declaring that robots should not be designed solely or primarily to kill or harm humans and warning against robots that lack respect for cultural diversity or pluralism. theguardian.com/technolog…
Aboriginal custom throughout Australia bans a person from talking directly to their mother in law or even seeing her. "The relationship is one of respect, but avoidance." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
In 1862 Japan four British merchants met a procession of a feudal lord's regent while traveling. The merchants did not dismount and show respect, and the samurai cut them down. Britain's claims for compensation were unanswered, which led to naval bombardment of Kagoshima city by the Royal Navy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam…
Erwin Rommel humanely treated captured soldiers, ignored orders to kill Jews, civilians and conspired to assassinate Hitler. After his death soldiers on both sides pay respect to his grave and he is the only member of The Third Reich to have a museum dedicated to him. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
Police in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh are given bonus incentives for growing a mustache. It is believed that police who have a mustache command a greater level of respect and masculinity, thus improving relationships among the locals. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
"Fuck your ancestor to the eighteenth generation" is a Chinese insult, due to the high respect for one's ancestors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The Department of Defense made a set of playing cards for US soldiers to identify/respect Afghanistan and Iraq monuments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh said no more Ocean's sequels out of respect for the passing of Bernie Mac en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oce…
Microsoft lowered its flags to half staff after Steve Jobs' death in 2011 as a show of respect networkworld.com/article/…
Research shows the best way to get over somebody is to get under somebody: "Less time between a break-up and a new relationship generally predicts greater well-being, higher self-esteem, and more respect for a new partner." psychologytoday.com/blog/…
The lyrics β€œTake care, TCB!” in Aretha Franklin’s 1967 hit β€œRespect” features the classic late ’60s lingo TCB, which expands to β€œtake care of business”. blog.oxforddictionaries.c…
The inventor of the Kaiten manned suicide torpedo, Lt. Hiroshi Kuroki, was killed during one of the first training missions. When his torpedo was raised, a note was found that both sent respects to his family, and detailed the cause of the accident and how to fix the defect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…
In 1916, Manfred von Richthofen was considered a below average pilot who crashed during his first flight. Upon his death two years, and 80 aerial kills later, the British buried The Red Baron with full military honors out of respect for his skill as an aviator. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The founder of Norton Antivirus purchased, at an auction, love letters written by the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye and returned the letters to the Author out of respect for his privacy. partners.nytimes.com/libr…
Although not required by law, members of the military are encouraged to salute recipients of the Medal of Honor as a matter of respect regardless of rank or status. This is one of the few times where a living member of the military will receive salutes from a higher rank. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
President Johnson, out of respect for his assassinated predecessor, John F. Kennedy, used the Oval Office only as a formal setting with visitors and continued to do most of his work in his vice presidential suite located in the Old Executive Office Building realclearpolitics.com/art…
Black Americans serving in WWII under the French were treated with respect. However it concerned the US military so much it led to a directive stating: They MUST NOT eat with them, seek to talk, meet with, nor should they commend the black troops, particularly in the presence of white Americans. glc.yale.edu/french-direc…
The Nazi SS threatened to shoot the Archbishop of Greece for openly protesting againt the deportation of Jews. He reminded them that, β€œaccording to the traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church, our prelates are hung and not shot. Please respect our traditions!” pappaspost.com/rememberin…
Ojibwe (and Cree) point using their lips as a sign of respect to sacred places youtu.be/CUuKG44CauU
LaVeyan Satanism is not actually about worshipping Satan, but is instead about embracing your individuality and treating others with the respect they deserve. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaV…
Japanese schools do not employ janitors or custodians. The Japanese education system believes that requiring students to clean the school themselves teaches respect, responsibility, and emphasizes equality. npr.org/sections/ed/2015/…
Since 205 BC, 12 different Chinese emperors paid 20 personal visits to worship Confucius at his tomb in Qufu and 100 others sent their deputies for 196 official visits to pay their respects to him en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
The first article of the German constitution is "Human dignity shall be inviolable. To respect and protect it shall be the duty of all state authority." gesetze-im-internet.de/en…
The song "Respect" by Aretha Franklin was originally written and recorded by Otis Redding. The lyrics were changed to be more empowering to women. wikipedia.org/wiki/Respec…
Actors are referred as Thespians out of respect for Thespis, the first known actor in written plays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Queen Elizabeth II was once accidentally filmed during an argument with Prince Philip throwing tennis shoes and a racquet at him. The Australian film crew, under mild encouragement, obligingly destroyed the footage out of respect. theage.com.au/entertainme…
In the '80s, a Welsh farmer grew so fed up with RAF flying so low over his house that he painted "Piss Off Biggles" in giant letters on the roof of his barn. This prompted the RAF to use the barn as a navigational landmark although flying higher to respect his wishes. targeta.co.uk/wheretogo.h…
The Chevalier d'Eon, a French spy and diplomat, was androgynous. D'Eon identified as a woman from 1777 onward and an autopsy revealed the Chevalier had "male organs in every respect perfectly formed" as well as "breast remarkably full". wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheval…
In Ancient Egypt, dwarfs were seen as people who had celestial gifts, were treated with the greatest respect and enjoyed the highest social positions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwa…
Local or foreign visitors who take photos of the statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jung-il are required to frame both leaders in their entirety in their pictures. They are also required to bow out of respect and leave flowers. bbc.com/travel/story/2012…
Despite mentioning Wichita in Seven Nation Army, Jack White has never visited the city, and out of respect for using the city as a metaphor and the song's longevity, never will. freep.com/story/entertain…
During the early days of WW1, air combat was extremely rare, and mainly used for reconnaissance. The respect among pilots was extremely high. There are stories of the crew of enemy aircraft exchanging nothing more than smiles and waves when passing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avi…

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