Jimi Hendrix was formally discharged from the military due to injury, however, Hendrix’s official discharge request reads: β€œBehavior problems, requires excessive supervision while on duty, little respect for regulations, apprehended masturbating in platoon area while supposed to be on detail.” taskandpurpose.com/histor…
In 1955 (at the height of the cold war), the Soviet weight lifting champion matched the Olympic record of the time with a 330.3 lb press, only to be beaten in the same competition by Paul Anderson with his 402.41 lb and 402.5 lb press. Earning respect from both USA and Soviet Union. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
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…
Today I learned about a study at Voyageurs National Park that tracked 6 different packs of wolves for 3 years and saw them never crossing each other’s territory. No turf wars in this park, only respect timberjay.com/stories/a-p…
Istanbul brims with stray cats and has for centuries. Unlike the sickly hungry feral cats found in many world cities, the Istanbul strays tend to be friendly and reasonably well-fed. Municipal staff helps care for them. Also traditional Islamic respect for cats leads to treats from shopkeepers. roamingviews.com/travel/c…
Hindus as a mark of respect and gratitude to God , show number of dishes to God called Annakut and distribution it among the less privileged on the occasion of Diwali. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gov…
Explorer David Livingstone gave his life fighting for the abolition of slavery. Unlike every other city in Zambia, Livingstone kept its colonial name after independence due to continued respect for David Livingstone's charitable work. newstatesman.com/sci-tech…
There is a specific way to verbally pay respect to someone from the Jewish faith who has died (zikhrono/zikhronah livrakha, meaning β€œMay his/her memory be a blessing”) myjewishlearning.com/arti…
Edwin Stanton first met Abraham Lincoln at a patent case in 1855. He called Lincoln a "damned long armed ape." In 1862, Lincoln appointed Stanton his Secretary of War during the Civil War, who grew to respect Lincoln. In 1865, at Lincoln's deathbed, Stanton uttered: "Now he belongs to the ages." nation.time.com/2012/10/2…
In many countries, such as China or Brazil, it is considered bad luck to place your purse or wallet on the floor because it will cause you financial distress or misfortune. This is because it shows you do not respect money. dailysabah.com/life/2019/…
The analogy for "supersonic" with respect to light is "superluminal". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
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…
No one is sure who wrote the original music to the song "Respect," most famously sung by Aretha Franklin. The original performer, Otis Redding, gets the sole songwriting credit, but he took the music and some of the lyrics from an artist who had copied it from another unknown guitarist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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_(…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
The Northern and Southern Hemispheres see the moon oriented differently with respect to the horizon. earthsky.org/astronomy-es…
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 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…
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-…
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
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…
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…
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…

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