Today I learned about Sarah Rector, an impoverished black girl who became a millionaire oil baron when oil was discovered on the land allotted to her by the government. She was so wealthy the Oklahoma legislature declared her to be a white person. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
The only woman to ever give the Oath of Office to a US president is federal judge Sarah Hughes, who swore in LBJ the day JFK was shot. Hughes was a Kennedy appointee en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Today I learned of Sarah Jones, a camera assistant who was killed in a train accident on set of Midnight Rider, due to unsafe decisions made by the director and producer. Later a movement emerged, and movie crews from around the world put her name on slates, as a tribute and a pledge to always stay safe on set en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saf…
Sarah Cummins & her fiancΓ© canceled their wedding yet were left with catering for 170; so she invited local shelters for the meal, including bourbon-glazed meatballs, chicken with artichokes & Chardonnay cream sauce, & wedding cake. The community donated dresses & sport coats for guests to wear. cbc.ca/news/world/wedding…
In 1849 Sarah Thomas aged 17 became the last teenage girl to be hanged in Britain. Found guilty of killing her employer, Sarah was dragged screaming and crying to the gallows pleading for her life. So distressing was the scene that the prison governor even fainted. capitalpunishmentuk.org/t…
Today I learned there was a West Virginia Woman, Sarah Brandon, who gave birth to 16 sons that were in the Civil War, 14 for the Union and 2 for the Confederacy. moundsville.org/2019/06/0…
Today I learned of Sarah Ann Henley, who survived a 75-metre jump because her billowing skirt slowed her fall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Michael Jackson was originally considered for the role of the baby-stealing Goblin King Jareth in the movie Labyrinth. Sarah Jessica Parker also auditioned for the role of Sarah. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lab…
, actress Linda Hamilton who had a role of Sarah Connor in Terminator movies had a brief marriage with director James Cameron in 1997, the year that Judgment Day would have taken place in the movie franchise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Today I learned of "Aptronyms", where your name peculiarly matches your life - like Sarah Blizzard (meteorologist) or Lance Bass (bass player). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apt…
"Life Among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims" by Sarah Winnemucca published in 1883 is the first known autobiography written by a Native American woman en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lif…
Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels claims Sarah McLachlan's song "Angel" saved his life from suicide billboard.com/articles/co…
A teenager from Kansas, Sarah Scantlin, got hit my 2 car simultaneously and went into a 20 year coma, but she was still hearing about the event in those years (1984-2005). She woke up in 2005 and she thought she was still a teenager. hutchnews.com/article/201…
Today I learned about Sarah Rector, an impoverished black girl who became a millionaire oil baron when oil was discovered on the land allotted to her by the government. She avoided hundreds of attempts tp scam her out of her fortune and became known as the β€œRichest coloured girl in the world.” blackpast.org/aaw/rector-…
Today I learned about the Winchester Mansion, a 161-room California monstrosity built by widower Sarah Winchester, who's husband had invented the Winchester rifle. She believed that spirits of those killed by his rifles were haunting her; so she added rooms, hallways, and passages to nowhere to appease them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
Sarah Ferguson, Prince Andrew's former wife, was the first member of Britain’s Royal Family to gain a private helicopter pilot’s license. Other members of the family, Prince Andrew, have learned to fly helicopters during military service latimes.com/archives/la-x…
In 1992 two civil activists calling themselves β€œThe Harriet Tubman-Sarah Connor Brigade” broke into two clean rooms holding 9 GPS satellites being built for the U.S. Air Force and attacked one of them with an axe over 60 times, causing $2 million in damages theatlantic.com/technolog…
Today in 1861, Sarah Seelye, at age 17, enlisted in the Civil War disguised as a man to escape an unwanted marriage. Ironically, part of her duties involved penetrating Confederate lines "disguised" as a woman. She deserted the army after contacting malaria and resumed life as a female in 1863. tshaonline.org/handbook/o…
Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You, Man, etc) wore a Superman cape underneath his clothing until he was 13, "just in case there was trouble." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
Today I learned of Sarah Rector who in 1913 at age 10 was known as "Richest Colored Girl in the world". After being given a land grant that unknowingly produced 2,500 barrels of oil a day. Soon she received a daily revenue of $300 (approx $2.6 million annually today) and marriage offers worldwide at age 12 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
The fastest Cheetah ever recorded was named Sarah. In 2012, then-11-year-old Sarah was filmed running on a U.S.A. Track and Field-certified course at an unmatched pace of 61 miles per hour. Sarah’s 5.95 second 100-meter dash holds the known planet-wide record. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The world's fastest land animal was named Sarah, a South African cheetah who, at age 11, ran 100m in 5.95 seconds (or 61 mph). She lived in the Cincinnati Zoo and passed away at 15 years of age in 2016. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
When Darryl McDaniels (DMC of RUN DMC) was suicidal, the only thing keeping him from killing himself was Sarah McLachlan's album "Angel." He met her at a party, told her what her album meant to him, and said, "Your album is called 'Angel.' You sing like an angel. But to me, you are God." themoth.org/stories/angel
Sarah Jessica Parker's ancestor Esther Elwell was accused of being a witch in 1692 Salem when a young girl claimed to have seen her ghost strangling her neighbor. Esther's case never went to court and she escaped a tragic death by a matter of days, as Salem stopped trying witches 1 month prior. whodoyouthinkyouaremagazi…
That, by examining high-resolution satellite imagery with algorithms developed via trial-and-error, Sarah Parcak and her team have discovered 17 pyramids, 1,000 tombs, and over 3,100 settlements in Egypt alone. She now wants to crowdsource "space archaeology" to prevent looting of ancient sites. atlasobscura.com/articles…
10 days after shooting the Roundhay Garden Scene in 1888 the actors Sarah Whitley died at the age of 72. Louis Le Prince mysteriously vanished just before unveiling his new technology to the public,Louis' son, Adolphe Le Prince, was discovered shot dead en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rou…
Sarah McLachlan was once sued by an obsessed fan because she used one of his delusional letters as the basis for her hit song "Possession." He committed suicide before it went to court. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Today I learned about Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearm magnate William Wirt Winchester. She built a 7 story mansion like a labyrinth, with stairs and doors that go nowhere and only 1 working toilet to confuse the spirits killed by winchester guns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
Harris Wittels was a writer for the Sarah Silverman show, Parks and Recreation, Eastbound and Down, and Masters of None. Amy Poehler called him the β€œfunniest person [she] ever met”. Harris was also the drummer in the band Don’t Stop Or We’ll Die. Harris died of a heroin overdose in 2015. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Sarah Breedlove, an orphan born to freed slaves, became the 1st self-made female millionaire in US history around early 1900's by inventing & selling homemade hair-care products through her own factory. She even built a beauty school to train sales agents. $1 million then = $13 million today. broadly.vice.com/en_us/ar…
'Angel' by Sarah McLachlan (the song famously used for the ASPCA animal cruelty PSA's) is actually about the fatal overdose of Smashing Pumpkins keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Today I learned about the Winchester House, owned by the heir of the Winchester Rifle fortune, Sarah Winchester. She was told to move west and build a house... forever. If construction stopped she would die. For 38 years construction continued 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. winchestermysteryhouse.co…
Sarah Jessica Parker had a no nudity contract clause while working on "Sex and the City." She was the only one of the four leading actresses not to do nude scenes. huffingtonpost.ca/entry/s…
Sarah Knauss, a supercentenarian and oldest ever American, lived for more than 119 years. She died in 1999 on the 30th of December, just 2 days shy of the year 2000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Sarah Jessica Parker, who played a witch convicted in the Salem witch trials in the Disney movie "Hocus Pocus", later discovered that one of her ancestors was a real woman accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials. ancestry.co.uk/cs/uk/sara…
Prudence Crandall was a school teacher in Connecticut who made history in 1832 when she accepted and African American girl, Sarah Harris, into her class, making it the first integrated school house in the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pru…
The man who hacked Sarah Palin's email account died of MS in 2018 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
A 5,000-year-old piece of chewing gum - one of the oldest ever to be discovered - was found by a British archaeology student. The discovery of the Neolithic gum, made from birch bark tar, was made by Sarah Pickin, 23, during a dig in Finland. news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
Sarah Vowell, the voice of Violet Parr in Pixar's "The Incredibles", is predominantly a political commentator and bestselling author of historical nonfiction, with few other acting credits to her name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
"Angel" by Sarah McLachlan (the sad song in the ASPCA commercials), is actually about Jonathan Melvoin- the Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player who passed away from a heroin overdose in 1996. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
:The remains of Anzick boy have proven to be perhaps the most consequential in US history. A little more than one-year-old at death, the boy was surrounded with more than 115 tools. Sarah Anzick would grow up inspired by the finding and become a genome researcher who sequenced his genome in 2014. realclearscience.com/blog…
Before choosing Jennifer Connelly as the lead for Labyrinth, Helena Boham Carter, Sara Jessica Parker, Laura Dern, Mia Sara and Mary Stuart Masterson were considered for the role of Sarah henson.com/jimsredbook/20…
Sarah Rutledge Birnbaum survived a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge, but returned to jump again and died the second time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sui…
Conan O'Brien follows only one person on Twitter, a randomly chosen fan (Sarah Killen) who, since being followed in 2010, has gone from 3 to 138k followers inverse.com/article/14492…
Today I learned of Sullivan Ballou, a Union Soldier who fought at the 1st Battle of Bull Run in 1861. He was injured and abandoned by his own men . A week before the battle he wrote a famous love letter to his wife, Sarah. youtube.com/watch?v=1VK1K…
The infamous Winchester Mystery House was not constantly under construction to ward off evil spirits, but because the introverted Sarah Winchester wanted an excuse to not have guests over smartbitchestrashybooks.c…
Robert Downey, Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker were romantic partners from 1984 to 1991 people.com/tv/sarah-jessi…
Scenes in the movie Terminator 2, where Sarah Connor and the T-1000's facsimile of her are in the same shot aren't CGI. Rather, it is Lina Hamilton and her non-actress identical twin sister, Leslie Hamilton, who acts as a very realistic body double. terminator.wikia.com/wiki…
Conan O'Brien follows only one person on Twitter, a randomly chosen fan (Sarah Killen) who, since being followed in 2010, has gone from 3 to 138k followers popeater.com/2010/03/08/s…
The TLC network (Home of Honey Boo Boo, The Duggars, Little People, Sarah Palin's Alaska, etc) was originally created by NASA and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to provide "real education through the medium of television". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TLC…
The idea of Jesus having had a line of descendants, stemmed back from the Patron Saint of the Romani people, Sara-e-Kali "Sarah the Black" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
Andy and Ollie Poplopovich of 'Bob's Burgers' are voiced by sisters Sarah and Laura Silverman. bobs-burgers.wikia.com/wi…
Sarah Rector, a young black girl, became a millionaire at the age of 11 in 1913 when the land she had been deeded under the Dawes Allotment Act produced a β€˜gusher’ that brought in 2500 barrels of oil a day blackpast.org/aaw/rector-…
Telegraph is the first ever technology to be used to arrest a criminal. Telegraph was only eight years old when, in 1845, it played a crucial role in helping railway police arrest John Tawell for the murder of his former lover Sarah Hart and this event increased the spread of the technology. btp.police.uk/about_us/ou…
The character Sarah in the Land Before Time is actually named Cera...as in triCERAtops. landbeforetime.wikia.com/…
Sarah Chalke wore her labcoat from 'Scrubs' when she played in 'How I Met Your Mother' and used pens to cover up her name cbsnews.com/news/sarah-ch…
Today I learned of Alexander Pearce. An Irish convict who escaped the hellish Sarah Island settlement and began murdering and eating his fellow escapees one by one. theage.com.au/articles/20…
The last words of President James K. Polk, to his wife, were: "I love you Sarah. For all eternity, I love you." en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jam…
The actress playing the T1000 as it imitates Sarah Conner near the end of Terminator 2. Leslie Hamilton , Linda's Hamilton's real life twin sister. terminator.wikia.com/wiki…
Christians & Jews believe Abraham sired Ishmael with his maid Hagar as his wife Sarah was infertile. When Sarah unexpectedly bore Isaac, Hagar & Ishmael were cast off, and Isaac's progeny became the Israelites. Muslims believe that Hagar did marry Abraham & that Ishmael is the ancestor of Arabs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ish…
A cheetah named Sarah holds the record for the fastest 100-meter sprint in the world with 5.95 seconds. livescience.com/22080-che…
Today I learned of Sarah Jones, a camera assistant who was struck and killed by a train while working on the film Midnight Rider. Director Randal Miller was charged with criminal trespass and involuntary manslaughter and became the first director to go to jail as a result of a death on set. abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
Jason Segel actually wrote the Dracula musical from forgetting Sarah Marshall. Attributed it to a slow period in his career and smoking lots of pot. vulture.com/2015/10/story…
Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester, believed that she was haunted by the ghosts of the victims who got killed by Winchester rifles. Thus, she built a massive mansion to these ghosts in order to please them. This mansion has 40 bedrooms and 47 fireplaces. winchestermysteryhouse.co…
Mila Kunis, from That 70's Show, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is the girl in the "Jaded" music video by Aerosmith. youtube.com/watch?v=qbexO…
Sarah M. Pratt, wife of Orson Pratt who was an original apostle in the Mormon Church, claimed that Joseph Smith's polygamous marriages never produced offspring because Smith had his doctor, John. C Bennett, practice abortion "on a large scale" during their time in Nauvoo, Illinois. olivercowdery.com/smithho…
Sarah Brightman is the only artist to have performed twice the theme song at Olympic Games- at 1992, Barcelona and 2008, Barcelona. She's also had career as actress, dancer and humanitarian. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
French stage actress Sarah Bernhardt, the illegitimate child of a prostitute, aspired to be a nun, and while in a convent, she was accused of sacrilege for arranging a Christian burial for her pet lizard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Jason Segal wrote the Forgetting Sarah Marshall Dracula musical as a serious, unrelated project while desperately trying to launch his career. blip.tv/q-tv/jason-segel-…
Sarah Jessica Parker's second line in the movie Ed Wood is "Do I really have a face like a horse?" youtube.com/watch?v=XDV-U…
Sarah Michelle Gellar's 1982 Burger King commercial was the first to mention a competitor by name. At 5 years old, she was banned from McDonald's for life, due to truth in advertising (one of her lines was "I only eat at Burger King")" when they sued Burger King and mentioned her in the lawsuit. huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…
Linda Hamilton's twin sister was her double in Terminator II. She appeared as a reflection in the mirror and as the T-1000 disguise of Sarah Conner. listal.com/list/actorsact…
Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Norm MacDonald and Sarah Silverman were all actually fired from Saturday Night Live. thedailybeast.com/article…
Prince Charles met Lady Di while dating her older sister Sarah Spencer honey.nine.com.au/2017/04…
The first self-made female millionaire in USA was a black woman named Sarah Breedlove Walker time.com/3641122/sarah-br…
Sarah Kerrigan from the Starcraft Universe was named after Nancy Kerrigan, a known figure skater that had the same title "Queen of Blades" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Sarah Jessica Parker has known since 1994. youtube.com/watch?v=hRuBr…
Thanksgiving didn't become a national holiday until 200 years after the first feast. Sarah Joseph Hale (the writer of "Mary Had a Little Lamb") wrote letters for 17 years campaigning to make it a holiday. Abe Lincoln finally obliged. allparenting.com/my-life/…
Sarah Rosetta Wakeman was one of several hundred women who dressed up as men in order to fight in the U.S. Civil War. Unlike most of the women however, the letters that Wakeman wrote home were preserved by her family and later published. civilwar.org/learn/biogra…
President James K. Polk's last words were addressed to his wife, and he said, "I love you, Sarah. For all eternity, I love you." mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The voice actress for Halo's Sarah Palmer, Jennifer Hale, also made Samus' grunts for the Metroid Prime Trilogy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jen…
There is an alternate ending to Terminator 2: Judgement Day that takes place in the year 2029 where an elderly Sarah Connor is watching her son, Senator John Connor, play with her granddaughter. youtube.com/watch?v=Wv5om…
Carrie Bradshaw's medicine cabinet was purchased from a flea market, where it was also spotted by Sarah Jessica Parker. SJP returned the next day to buy it, however it had already been sold to "some show" - that show being "Sex and the City" people.com/archive/carrie…
There was a "Monster Mash" musical film in 1995. Bobby "Boris" Pickett played Dr. Frankenstein. It also starred Candace Cameron, Jimmie Walker, Sarah Douglas (Ursa from Superman II), Mink Stole (MANY John Waters films), the guy who voiced The Crypt-Keeper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Seth McFarlane, Sarah Silverman and Dwayne Johnson "The Rock" were all on Star Trek. dailynewsdig.com/celebrit…
324 years ago today (March 1st 1692) was when the Salem witch trials began, with Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba being interrogated before jailed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Sarah Palin Was a Sports Reporter in 1988. She Called Herself Sarah Heath. This is a Video of Her. youtube.com/watch?v=hc7LB…
Sarah Michelle Gellar was banned from all McDonalds and sued by them when she was 5 years old huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…
The Sarah McLachlan dog commercial has been one of the most successful non-profit fundraising ads...ever. nytimes.com/2008/12/26/us…
The NFL only has one female official, Sarah Thomas espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/1…
During Sarah Connor's hospital escape in Terminator 2, one of actors refused to hit properly hit her with a night stick which led to Linda injuring her knees because of re-takes. Fed up with him, when she hit him with a broom stick, she legitimately knocked him out. whatculture.com/film/10-g…
There is an alternate ending of Terminator 2 where they stop Judgement Day from happening, Sarah Conner is miserable crazy old woman, and John Conner is a Senator youtube.com/watch?v=-EarX…
In October 1988, a ten-year-old Michagan girl named Sarah York traveled to Panama to meet with her Panamanian pen pal, the infamous military leader Manuel Noriega. Her parents were criticized for allowing her to visit Panama, and for encouraging her friendship with Noriega en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
The Dracula Musical in Forgetting Sarah Marshall was originally written by Jason Segel years before the movie when he was out of work. Bonus, he didn’t originally intend it to be a comedy npr.org/2015/08/14/432162…
Sarah Vowell has written several best-selling books about US history, was editor for the radio program This American Life, and voiced Violet Parr on the Incredibles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Sarah Michelle Gellar was banned from eating at McDonalds when 4 years old (or thereabouts) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Sarah Bishop was attacked by British soldiers during the Revolutionary War and fled to a cave in the NY woods. She lived isolated in the cave until 1809 when, during the winter, she was discovered standing upright and dead, feet frozen into the boggy ground. sarahbishop.org/about-sar…
Sarah Knauss was born in 1880 and died at age 119, just 33 hours before the start of the year 2000. onlineathens.com/stories/…
Linda Hamilton's identical twin sister, who is a nurse and not a professional actress, appeared in Terminator 2: Judgement Day as Sarah Connor's double. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
The first woman to legally vote in the United States was Sarah Young, the grand-niece of Brigham Young in 1869, approximately 50 years before the passage of the 19th Amendment which fully granted women the right to vote regardless of gender. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…

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