One man paints the cochlines on every single Rolls-Royce motorcar. This is done entirely freehand and he is the only man both capable and qualified for the job. youtu.be/aZ37QC2xFkQ
Nitrate film is prone to severely decaying if not properly cared for. First, the image and the plastic begin to deteriorate, then the gelatin binder becomes soft and sticky. Eventually the film will adhere to itself to the point where the roll becomes a solid mass or "hockey puck." filmcare.org/vd_binder.ph…
Car and Driver testing revealed that the Lincoln Continental Mark V was quieter than the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and had better city fuel economy. curbsideclassic.com/blog/…
Famed soul duo Sam & Dave - Grammy winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees - hated each other. They travelled on tour seperately, didn't talk to each other offstage for 13 years, and didn't look at each other onstage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
In the early days of rock and roll, country music was often non-derisively referred to as "hillbilly" music. After country artists incorporated rock techniques into their own style, they created a new combination of rock and hillbilly that came to be called Rockabilly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Joan Jett's song "I Love Rock N' Roll" is actually a cover song. The original one was sung by a group called The Arrows. youtube.com/watch?v=8AT_P…
Some Midwesterners eat cinnamon rolls with their chili. whatscookingamerica.net/c…
Since the 13th century, the German Princely House of Reuss has named all its male children Heinrich, who are identified by a number. Numbers are assigned in birth order and roll over each century: the current patriarch is Heinrich XIV, whose two sons are named Heinrich XXIX and Heinrich V en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
In the 70's an eccentric Englishman made a car with a 27 litre 1000hp merlin engine and got sued by Rolls Royce for using a RR grill on it. classicdriver.com/en/arti…
In 2004, George Harrison and Prince were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, and other famous guitarists were playing β€œWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Prince took the last solo and threw his guitar in the air at the end. They don't know where the guitar went. guitarplayer.com/players/…
The Rolls Royce-Bentley V8 was in production for 61 years until it was discontinued this year (2020). The last car to use it was the Bentley Mulsanne. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
The tradition of a β€œshort snorter” began with 1920s Alaskan bush pilots. They would sign banknotes for each other, and if they ever met again, and whoever didn't have it would owe a (short) drink. The term came to mean a roll of banknotes joined and covered with signatures. news.justcollecting.com/m…
In 2006, the Sex Pistols were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum "a piss stain". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex…
Elvis Presley was actually blond. The King of Rock ’n’ Roll began dying his hair black from a very early age. Because of this, only one photo of him with his natural hair color exists – and it is framed on the wall of Graceland. countrymusicnation.com/ol…
The song β€œI Put a Spell on You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was supposed to be a ballad, but during a recording session, Hawkins β€œscreamed and grunted” through the whole song because he was drunk. It was his most-successful recording and is in The Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers at age 32 (the youngest ever inductee), and was only 4 years old when RHCP was founded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
George Eastman founder of the Kodak and helped to bring the use of roll film into the mainstream, suffered from a degenerative disease in his final two years. Eastman died by suicide with a gunshot through the heart. His suicide note read, "To my friends, my work is done – Why wait? GE." wikipedia.org/wiki/George…
Today I learned of eccentric English aristocrat Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners [1883-1950]. A talented composer, writer and artist, Lord Berners had a clavichord in his Rolls-Royce, paper flowers in his garden, had tea with a horse and would drive around his estate in a pig mask to scare the locals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lor…
Rolls-Royce is one of the top manufacturers of aircraft engines for civil and military aviation. rollsroycefirstnetwork.co…
Tumbleweeds aren’t just dead plants rolling around aimlessly. They also have a strategy; to disperse their seeds, shaking loose thousands of them as they roll. pbs.org/newshour/science/…
, juvenile Komodo dragons will roll in their own poop to deter adults from cannibalizing them. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
A man rigged his house up with Indiana Jones style booby traps, including a hot tub which would roll at you if you tripped a wire, a fortified front door, and animal traps. An FBI agent was shot by a wheelchair, fitted with a fishing line and shotgun cartridges. bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-c…
Robert Blackwell co-wrote many of Little Richard's rock and roll hits including "Long Tall Sally"; "Good Golly Miss Molly"; "Ready Teddy"; and "Rip It Up". They have subsequently been covered by hundreds of artists including Elvis Presley, the Beatles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Today I learned about British Double Summer Time. During WW2, after moving an hour forward for DST in 1940, they didn’t roll back in fall. They moved forward again in spring of β€˜41, resulting in being 2 hours ahead. It helped people finish their day and get home with some extra light during enforced blackouts. historic-uk.com/CultureUK…
In 1955 the famous, white DJ Alan Freed "accidently" played the single, Only You (And You Alone) by The Platters, on air during a prime time that was traditionally reserved for only white artists. It became an instant hit and pioneered the 'new sound' of rock ’n’ roll as we know it today. theplatters.com/about
Richard Harris was so drunk through the 1970s that he forgot he owned a Rolls Royce. It sat in a New York garage for 25 years before he found an old photo of himself with it and his accountant confirmed it was still there running up $90k in garage storage costs. telegraph.co.uk/news/obit…
An Australian company developed a 22-karat gold toilet paper with a sale price of $1.3 million per roll. nydailynews.com/news/worl…
If you try to steal the hood ornament from a Rolls Royce made after 2004, it will instantly retreat into the chassis of the car until the owner rights it. These hood ornaments, called "The Spirit of Ecstasy", cost roughly US $4000 to replace. youtube.com/watch?time_co…
The evolution of Punk music in the 60's was primarily based on lack of traditional "training" of instrument and voice, giving freedom to experiment with sound and lyrics and therefore opening the floodgates for many successful genres of rock and roll music. liveabout.com/history-of-…
Chuck Berry wrote "Roll Over Beethoven" in response to his sister Lucy always using the family piano to play classical music when Berry wanted to play popular music. The lyric "roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news" refers classical composers rolling over in their graves to rock en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
The world record for stacking 10 toilet paper rolls with one hand is 5.45 seconds. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
A man was charged with assault using Toilet Paper🧻 Allen Kerner, 55, threw a roll of TP at a custodian because he was angry about being whistled at. The custodian was changing rolls and whistling unaware anyone was in the bathroom and was pelted in the back of the head by a roll of toilet paper metrowestdailynews.com/x1…
There are Train Ferries, designed to carry railway vehicles. Some allow the trains to roll on and off directly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
All every Rolls Royce pinstripe is painted by a man who used to be an old English village sign painter. It's the last manufacturing step and can't afford mistakes as the paint instantly bonds with the car body and cannot be erased. money.cnn.com/2015/04/30/…
Today I learned about Renova, a Portuguese paper company specializing in colored, three-ply toilet paper. In addition to selling $3 single rolls and six-packs at $7.60, they also sold a single 24-carat-gold roll for almost $1.4 million. therichtimes.com/renova-t…
A Colorado bear broke into a Subaru SUV & caused it to roll backwards downhill & crush a mailbox. The bear shattered the Subaru's back window, ripped out the radio and steering wheel, and defecated inside. 2- 3 bears get stuck in cars each week in the area, officials say. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
The last roll of Kodak Kodachrome film was given to National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry who used it to capture 36 original images including one of a nomadic tribe in India whose nomadic ways were coming to an end. stevemccurry.com/stories/…
Today I learned of an optical illusion called a "Gravity Hill" that makes it seem like you are going uphill, but gravity actually pulls downhill. Cars left out of gear will appear to roll upwards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
The phrase "keep the ball rolling" comes from William Henry Harrison's presidential campaign in 1840, when supporters would roll giant balls filled with campaign slogans into towns blogs.loc.gov/loc/2012/08…
Snoop Dogg hired a guy whose only job is to roll his joints. strn.it/NraQSx
Not all Spanish speakers roll their β€˜Rs’. The Costa Rican dialect does not have a trill, and instead they pronounce β€˜Rs’ as an approximant consonant, much like in English. costaricaguides.com/artic…
When the New York Jets played the Miami Dolphins in London in 2015, the team had 350 rolls of American toilet paper shipped to England on the recommendation of an intern who said British toilet paper was too thin. profootballtalk.nbcsports…
At the 2016 Oscars ceremony, attendees were gifted the Rolls Royce of toilet paper. huffpost.com/entry/toilet…
Why a Tumbler glass is called a "tumbler" - the term referred to a type of cup, usually metal, with a round bottom which, when placed on a table, would roll/tumble, spilling any drink that was still inside when put down. oureverydaylife.com/glass…
That, upon their induction into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, legendary English Punk Band the Sex Pistols refused to attend their own ceremony and lead singer Johnny Rotten sent an angry note calling the museum a 'piss stain'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Joey Fatone of NSYNC portrayed the werewolf "Wolfie" in Beetlejuice's Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue in Universal Studios Orlando after high school. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
Snails can sleep up to 3 years. They roll into their shells and bury themselves underground; sometimes even unto their own deaths. topnaturalmattresses.com/…
Casino Royale scoops a Guinness World Record for the most cannon rolls in a car. ... Stunt double Adam Kirley plays Bond in the scene in which a nitrogen cannon blows the car through the air. digitalspy.com/movies/a39…
Lenin drove a Rolls Royce that was turned into a half-track to withstand the Russian winter smarthistoryblog.com/2016…
The letter sent to NWA by the FBI is now enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. maxim.com/entertainment/n…
On august 10, 2018, an airplane was stolen from Sea–Tac Airport in Washington by 29-y-old Richard Russell, a ground service agent with no piloting experience. He flew around for 1h15min, kept radio contact, did a succesfull barrel roll, then crashed on an island purposely, killing only himself youtube.com/watch?v=xD5sF…
Most of the USS Indianapolis crew thought the secret crate they were transporting contained 50,000 rolls of scented toilet paper for Gen. MacArthur. They were actually transporting the nuclear bomb 'Little Boy'. lasvegassun.com/news/2002…
Fantasia, released in 1941, became the very first film to incorporate surround sound. Unfortunately, the additional equipment necessary to reproduce 'Fantasound' was too costly to roll out on a widespread basis, costing $85,000 per theater. informit.com/articles/art…
The Rolls-Royce Phantom has a layer of foam inside its specially-designed tires, which lowers cabin sound levels by reducing tire cavity noise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
Rolls-Royce cars have an anti theft mechanism that retracts the "Spirit of Ecstasy" ornament should it be jostled. youtube.com/watch?v=aj53H…
Eric Clapton is the only person that has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. Once with the Yardbirds, once with Cream, and once as a solo artist. rockhall.com/inductees/er…
The single β€œRumble” by shawnee rock n roll guitarist Link Wray is the only instrumental ever banned from radio in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rum…
Today I learned about rock & roll pioneer Bo Diddley's trademark guitar. Its rectangular design occured to him when, while jumping around on stage, he landed awkwardly, hurting his groin. Bo then went about designing a smaller, less restrictive guitar that allowed him to keep jumping around while still playing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_…
Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rockhall.com/inductees/ar…
Today I learned about Sister Rosetta Tharpe, "the Godmother of Rock and Roll". Tharpe was a pioneer in her guitar technique; among the first popular recording artists to use heavy distortion on her electric guitar and her technique had a profound influence on Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Keith Richards en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sis…
Nearly 75 percent of all Rolls-Royce cars ever built are still on the road. motortrend.com/news/rolls…
If you own a Rolls Royce, you can send your chauffeur to the Rolls Royce headquarters in Goodwood, England to be trained to drive a Rolls Royce under the "White Glove" driver training program blog.rolls-roycemotorcars…
Although Chuck Berry is considered one of the pioneers of rock and roll, his only #1 in the US was a novelty song in 1972: My Ding-a-ling en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Tootsie Rolls are certified kosher in the US en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
Actor Jon Heder’s famous dance finale in the cultural phenomenon comedy movie "Napoleon Dynamite" was shot with a roll of about 10 minutes of film left. Heder danced three times, and the entire dance sequence in the final cut was taken from those. The film earned $46M from a budget of $400K. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap…
In the Middle Ages, Knights in full harness (full plate armor) could contarary to popular belief, move quite well and were still agile enough to climb, run, roll, and wrestle with little dificulty. gizmodo.com/new-study-bus…
President Thabo Mbeki refused to roll out proper HIV treatment programs in South Africa. His refusal to accept medical evidence 'caused 300,000 deaths' theguardian.com/world/200…
The California roll was made in Canada and not in California. youtu.be/3SwX8ANq7Ls
A bidet is considered a key green technology and uses significantly less water, electricity, and wood than a single roll of toilet paper scientificamerican.com/ar…
The fake wood inserts on the 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo dashboard were a photographic reproduction of Rolls-Royce elm trim. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Hagoromo Bungu, a Japanese chalk and office supply company is famous among mathematicians for their product, Hagoromo Fulltouch Chalk, referred to as the Rolls-Royce of Chalk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hag…
There is a road in New Jersey where you put your vehicle in neutral at the bottom of a gravity hill and appears to defy gravity as it roll up the hill. Local legends say a ghost pushes the cars up a hill as does a murdered husband who was hung by a tree atop the hill by his abused wife. onlyinyourstate.com/new-j…
That, along with triboluminescence (light created physically altering chemical bonds), the act of peeling a roll of adhesive tape can also create x-rays. ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs…
Sheep die when they fall over when their fleece is wet or they are pregnant, because gas wil build up in their stomach and press on their lungs. Also, according to Dutch Animal Protection, the sheep wil also die if you don't roll it over correctly, because then the stomach will turn over. walesonline.co.uk/busines…
In 2012, British supermarket Sainsbury's discovered that reducing the size of a toilet paper tube from 123mm to 112mm would allow more rolls in each truck, taking 500 trucks off the road and reducing carbon emissions by 140 tonnes. theguardian.com/environme…
A bidet is considered a key green technology and uses significantly less water, electricity, and wood than a single roll of toilet paper scientificamerican.com/ar…
Bite size Tootsie Rolls are called Midgees. shop.tootsie.com
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…
Clarkson faked all the Reliant Robin roll overs during it's segment on Top Gear. Clarson writes: "A normal Reliant Robin will not roll unless a drunken rugby team is on hand. " driving.co.uk/car-reviews…
, Elvis Presley met Priscilla Beaulieu when she was just 14 years old. He was 10 years older, and already a rock β€˜n’ roll superstar. classicrockworld.org/how-…
The $267m Deep Impact Comet Mission which travelled 429 million km ended due to a Y2K-like software bug that didn't roll over the calendar date correctly and misread any date after August 11, 2013 - leading to endless reboots. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The hit movie Mrs. Doubtfire was originally written as a movie spin off for the TV show Home Improvement. Tim Allen turned down the roll of 2 characters and the idea was scrapped, re-written and handed over to Robin Williams. nydailynews.com/entertain…
Tom Cruise turned down the lead roll in The Shawshank Redemption because it was the director's first feature film. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Frank Sinatra was buried in a blue business suit with mementos from family membersβ€”cherry-flavored Life Savers, Tootsie Rolls, a bottle of Jack Daniel's, a pack of Camel cigarettes, a Zippo lighter, stuffed toys, a dog biscuit, and a roll of dimes that he always carried en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
America's first successful interplanetary probe mission nearly failed when its rocket began rolling out of control in flight due to a loose part. Centrifugal force from the roll pushed the part back into place, the roll ended, and the mission succeeded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned about Jeremy Bentham, a philosopher/professor whose will requested that his body be preserved and memorialized . He's now on display at University College London, where they sometimes bring him to board meetings where the roll caller marks him as "present but not voting". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
During WW2 when Ford produced the Merlin engine they claimed they couldn't following the sent plans. Rolls-Royce, designer of the Merlin, assumed Ford was incapable of meeting their high standards, only to learn that the tolerances were too loose and didn't meet the precision required for cars tested.com/art/makers/492…
There’s a natural phenomenon that makes it so sometimes, when the conditions are just right, clumps of snow falling to the ground will roll into snow donuts npr.org/templates/story/s…
The patent for toilet paper (1891) features an illustration that would imply the correct way the roll should be placed would be so the paper hangs over, and not under. uk.businessinsider.com/pa…
Yasujiro Ozu refused to use the widescreen in his films because it "reminded him of a roll of toilet paper" quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cjs/…
In 1989, President Bush sent troops to Panama to capture the dictator Manuel Noriega. But because he has fled to The Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See, the troops couldn't get in. So they surrounded the place, and blasted Rock n' Roll music for days until he gave up. telegraph.co.uk/music/wha…
When Simon and Garfunkel were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Art Garfunkel thanked Paul Simon for enriching his life and Simon said, "Arthur and I agree about almost nothing. But it's true, I have enriched his life quite a bit." After three songs, the duo left without speaking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim…
During a game of backgammon in the year 480, the Byzantine Emperor Zeno had a dice roll that was so unlucky that he had it recorded and we still know of it to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen…
The Legend of the Star side quest in Fallout: New Vegas was inspired by the false rumor that sending in 100 Tootsie Roll wrappers bearing illustrations of a boy dressed as a Native American shooting an arrow at a star would yield a special prize fallout.fandom.com/wiki/T…
For his film roll, James Earl Jones was offered compensation of either $7,000, or a small equity share in the franchise. Being broke at the time, he took the cash, and passed up on tens of millions of Star Wars' profits. coollivin.com/in-1977-jam…
That George Clooney played the doctor in the South Park movie, who accidentally replaced Kenney's heart with a baked potato. It was a parody of his roll in the TV drama ER. southpark.fandom.com/wiki…
Because of Uranus’ axial tilt, it β€œrolls” around the sun like a marble. It’s poles each experience 42 years of light and 42 years of darkness during the summer and winter solstices. youtube.com/watch?v=_aRAo…
Today I learned that the California Roll was actually first made in Vancouver in 1971 and is credited with popularizing sushi in North America. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Dolphins and other marine mammals can roll their tongues into straw-like shapes, complete with zipper-like projections, to drink their mother's milk while also immersed in a liquid whalefacts.org/dolphin-mi…
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame paid $6,000 for the preservation of Lady Gaga's meat dress which included treatment with bleach, formaldehyde and detergent to kill any bacteria which had formed during the time before it was frozen. articles.latimes.com/2011…

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