Today I learned about UY Scuti, the largest-known star by radius. It is 1700 times bigger than our sun, and it would take 1200 years to fly around it in a 900km/h regular passenger airplane. If Earth was in its habitable zone, it would take 10.000 years for one full rotation, each season lasting 2500 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UY_…
The TV show 'The Voice' heavily promotes the fact that the winner gets a free record deal. However, many of them get dropped shortly after signing. The winner of season 7 even admits none of the label executives knew who he was when he first entered the office shortly after winning. talentrecap.com/arent-voi…
In 2004, German football club FC Union Berlin was facing bankruptcy and didn't have the €1.5 million deposit required to participate in the season. Their fans gave blood en masse and donated the money they got to save the club. footyaccumulators.com/new…
In season 4, episode 20 of Home Improvement, Dave Chappelle and Jim Breuer played Tool Time audience members three years before starring in Half Baked together. youtube.com/watch?v=dXVRC…
In 2003, MTV aired an adult cartoon called Clone High which features clones of historical figures in high school. It was canceled after one season because it caused mass protest in India and even hunger strikes over its portrayal of Ghandi as a party animal ew.com/tv/2017/11/02/clon…
Wilt Chamberlain had his best free throw shooting season(61%), which included his 100 point game, by shooting his free throws underhanded. However, he abandoned this form immediately the following year because he "felt like a sissy", and never shot as well from the free throw line again si.com/nba/2016/06/30/mal…
In 2019, a saxophonist was hired to compose a song for the critically endangered New Zealand bird, the Kakapo, in order to put them in a romantic mood for mating. It seems to have worked as 249 eggs were laid and 76 hatched during the breeding season. nzherald.co.nz/sponsored-…
Matthew Perry was addicted to painkillers, and revealed that due to his addiction, he doesn't remember filming seasons 3 to 6 of Friends en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Despite having an intense rivalry lasting 125 years, Major League Baseball's Dodgers and Giants have never faced each other in the post season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dod…
There is a spider species, Bagheera kiplingi, that is mostly herbivorous, even actively avoiding confrontation with other insects while foraging for food. They sometimes rarely steal ant larvae or cannibalize during dry season, when the plant they prefer would be unavailable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag…
NFL running back Robert Edwards was fresh off a 1,000 yard rookie season when he destroyed his knee in a beach football game at the Pro Bowl. His NFL career was ruined and his team, the New England Patriots, would go on to win 3 Super Bowls in the next 6 years without him. theglobeandmail.com/sport…
The Japanese word "tempura" originates from the Portuguese word "tempΓͺro" which means "to "season". Also, the tempura tradition was indirectly started by the Portuguese when they brought oil to Japan around 400 years ago. youtube.com/watch?v=xfaAX…
In 2005 there were so many tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic that we ran out of names and had to start using the Greek alphabet. The last Hurricane was Epsilon (December), while the last tropical storm was Zeta (Janurary). Countless records were broken during this season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
As of the end of the 2018 climbing season, 295 people have died climbing Everest, while there have been 9,159 successful summit climbs by 5,294 people api.nationalgeographic.co…
Mel Blanc, the voice of Barney Rubble, suffered a car crash during production of Season 1 and so the actors would crowd around his hospital bed to record lines while the producers used a built in speaker to direct. Around forty episodes were recorded in such a manner. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Adult Swim cartoon Moral Orel was cancelled for being too dark and depressing. The creator remembers submitting the script for the episode "Alone" and a proposed follow-up episode titled "Rape" and was told the show would end that season. vice.com/en_us/article/3b…
Male Blanket Octopus is 10,000 times smaller than females and during mating season, it just creeps up on female, snaps off its penis and put it in female's part which then climbs into her to ejaculate sperms. octolab.tv/species/blanke…
There are around 1000 people in Scandanavia/Denmark that follow the old Norse belief system, worshiping the gods Odin, Thor, NjΓΆrd, Freya, etc. and the giants as well as their ancestors. This religious revival is referred as "Asatro" and meet for ceremonies related to the changing seasons. en.natmus.dk/historical-k…
The Drew Carey Show Has Only Ever Had Its First Season Released on DVD or Digitally. It Is Unlikely That The Other Eight Seasons Will Ever Be Available to Purchase or Stream Due to Copyright Issues With the Music Used in the Show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A lake freighter launched in 1906 was in commercial service as a powered ship until 2013. The hull was then cut down to a barge and it is still active today, now in its 114th season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_…
Monty Python sued ABC over their censorship of season 4 of their show. ABC had cut punchlines and entire characters. The judge and jury watched two versions of a season 4 episode; a BBC one they laughed at, and an edited ABC one which no one laughed at. The judge ruled in ABC’s favour. montypython.com/tvshow_Mo…
Horseshoe crab has 10 eyes. Some detect both visible & UV light and some help find mates during the spawning season.. The eyes are a million times more sensitive to light at night than day. They've been around for 450 million years, are not crabs actually and more related to spiders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
During season five of sitcom Happy Days, two spin-offs were planned but never eventuated. One would have followed Potsie and Ralph sharing an apartment, the other focused on singer Leather Tuscadero (Suzi Quatro) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hap…
Today I learned about Operation Popeye, when the US military successfully controlled the weather by seeding rain clouds, extending the monsoon season in Vietnam by a month. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The PBS kids show, Arthur, is the longest-running children's animated series in the U.S., and the second longest-running animated series in the U.S., behind The Simpsons. PBS is still putting out new episodes, and 23 seasons in total have been produced and aired since 1996. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
Matthew Perry doesn't remember filming three seasons of Friends due to his substance use. vulture.com/2016/01/matth…
Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer, last to hit .400 in a season, flew fighter jets in the Korean War. He survived a belly landing that enflamed his F9F Panther, and half of his missions he flew as John Glenn’s (first American to orbit earth) wingman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted…
Bill Russell played only 13 seasons in the NBA and won a championship 11 of those years. For comparison, Michael Jordan played 15 seasons and won 6 championships, Kobe Bryant played 20 seasons and won 5 championships. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The sitcom "Boy Meets World" in the first season kept having a new third boy character as a friend of Cory and Shawn, as the original idea was to have three boys. They kept trying new male friends but none lasted more than a episode before deciding to make Topanga the third friend. seventeen.com/celebrity/m…
The male Platypus is venomous during mating season and it's venom is immediate, sustained, and devastating. The venom is immune to all forms of painkillers including morphine and lasts for months. slate.com/technology/2015…
In Japan and Taiwan, it is common to wear a face mask in flu season to avoid infecting others or being infected in public settings, as a show of consideration for others and social responsibility news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/progr…
A village in far east India where around 50000 Amur falcons were hunted every roosting season till 2012 has now become 'Falcon Capital of the World' and migrating population has quadrupled from 2012 level. bbc.com/news/world-asia-i…
You should never wash a cast iron pan with soap because it can strip off the oil you've baked and cooked into the dish. Also, when you first get a cast iron, you need to "season" it by baking oil into it and each time you use it, the layers of oil and flavor will build. hunker.com/12433041/what-…
In US family sitcom Good Times Jimmie Walker as son JJ was the breakout star and his catchphrase "dyn-o-mite!" repeated each episode. Those playing the parents disliked the focus shift to JJ's antics: John Amos was fired and his character killed off, Esther Rolle left the series for one season en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
There was a short lived spin off of "The Golden Girls" called "The Golden Palace", where they all ran a hotel minus Bea Arthur. It oddly ran on CBS instead of NBC, and was cancelled after one season. Also co-starred a young Don Cheadle and Cheech Martin as a hotel chef. cheatsheet.com/entertainm…
There is a British version of Jersey Shore called Geordie Shore, it spans 20 seasons with two seasons per year, plus special edition seasons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Super Sentai (The Show Power Rangers Uses Footage From) Had A Season End With A Ranger Being Killed By A Random Mugger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%…
There was more than thirty-six thousand deaths contributed to influenza in the 2018-2019 flu season passporthealthusa.com/201…
The NCAA record for highest rushing yards per carry in a season belongs to none other than the first black player in Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. spent roughly $3 million each year on weather modification campaigns designed to draw out the monsoon season and even one campaign involved an attempt to flood the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the main route that enemy fighters were using to deliver their supplies. finance.yahoo.com/news/ch…
Muggsy Bogues the shortest player ever to play in the NBA history, 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m). Bogues played point guard for four teams during his 14-season career in the NBA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mug…
Just five years after winning the first season of Hells Kitchen, Micheal Wray was divorced, had lost his daughter shortly after birth, was addicted to drugs and living under a freeway over pass in LA mashed.com/171701/michael…
Like us, the Romans divided the day into 24 hours. However, there were always 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness, so the actual length of the hours varied with the season en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
The PBS kids show, Arthur, is the longest-running children's animated series in the U.S., and the second longest-running animated series in the U.S., behind The Simpsons. PBS is still putting out new episodes, and 23 seasons in total have been produced and aired since 1996. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
A wildly popular Canadian TV show (The Red Green Show) made a change to a key segment for its remaining 10 seasons after receiving a single request for it from a blind viewer. youtu.be/QHzbqY0kwIQ?t=20…
Babe Ruth returned to Boston for his last MLB season, playing for the Boston Braves (now the Atlanta Braves) sabr.org/gamesproj/game/a…
TV sitcom stars from Friends were paid $100,000 per episode in season five, $125,000 in season six, $750,000 in seasons seven and eight, and $1 million in seasons nine and ten, making Jennifer Aniston, Courtney’s Cox, and Lisa Kudrow the highest paid TV actresses of all-time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
In the season one Office episode Basketball, when Roy elbows Jim in the face it wasn't scripted. earwolf.com/episode/baske…
The FOX sitcom "Til Death" starring Brad Garrett was only renewed for a final 4th season to make enough episodes for syndication, despite below average ratings for it's entire run. It made it to 81 episodes and got a syndication deal. tv.avclub.com/nobodys-wat…
The National Hockey League played a season with only three teams in it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/191…
The Indian Bullfrog male, during the monsoon mating season, turns from drab green to yellow in color and their vocal sacks turn blue. Their loud bellows and changed appearance are key in attracting females.These frogs are able to jump right out of water as though on land despite their huge size. zmescience.com/ecology/an…
Birds are able to see and use the Earth's Magnetic field to migrate due to a protein in their eyes called CRY4. To them the Earth's Magnetic field appears to be a bright haze in the sky in the direction of North or South. Their brain even produces this protein during the migration season. cell.com/current-biology/…
In the third episode of season four of Game of Thrones, the Meereenese rider who challenges Daenerys' champion was hurling abuses which actually were Low Valyrian translation of the French guy's insults in Monty Python And The Holy Grail, such as "your mother was a hamster". theguardian.com/tv-and-ra…
Male Billy Goats smell so bad because they urinate on their own head, beard, and front legs to smell more attractive to females during their mating season animals.mom.me/billy-goat…
Oppossums eat ticks and fleas. They will eat up to 5000 ticks per season. actontrails.org
The season one "Spongebob Squarepants" episode "The Paper" is the least reran episode of the series. youtube.com/watch?v=7Maso…
The Andean flamingo is one of the rarest flamingos in the world and inhabits salty ponds in the Andes mountains of South America, mainly feeding on diatoms. During the mating season, large groups of flamingos perform seemingly choreographed and synchronized courtship dances. ecoglobalsociety.com/ande…
The ball from the Immaculate Reception, regarded as the greatest play in NFL history, was taken by a fan after the game. He offered it back to the Steelers in exchange for season tickets for life, but was refused. He now keeps the ball in a bank vault and has refused all offers to sell it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imm…
In 1999, the short lived"Party of Five" spin off "Time of Your Life", was cancelled by Fox before it finished airing it's whole first season, but oddly it's remaining 7 episodes aired randomly on TBS, six years later. tv.avclub.com/solo-a-canc…
Mount Everest is so inundated with waste, including 26,500 lbs of human excrement, each season that the Nepalese gov't now requires each climber to pack out 8 kg of waste when descending the mountain (human waste, empty cans/bottles, abandoned tents, etc.). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
The tv series Flipper only ran for 3 seasons, but made 88 episodes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In October 2017, Spam shared a picture of Pumpkin Spice Spam and noted that it was not a real product they were selling. Two years later, Spam announced a legitimate limited edition Pumpkin Spice product for the autumn season. In less than 7 hours on the day of release, the Spam had sold out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
During the 2018-2019 flu season, the CDC reported that 61,200 people died of the flu in the US. 42.9 million were infected and 647,000 were hospitalized. time.com/5610878/2018-201…
For the Season 3 Christmas episode in 1977, Saturday Night Live held an "Anyone Can Host" contest, with the winner being an 80-year-old grandmother from New Orleans named Miskel Spillman. Spillman was the oldest-ever host of SNL until 88-year-old Betty White hosted in 2010. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
During 1999 NFL Season The Jacksonville Jaguars went 14-3 with all of their wins coming from teams that didn't make the playoffs except for the Miami Dolphins. Their 3 losses all came from the Tennessee Titans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
Mr. Rogers produced only one "holiday special" during his career, featuring Christmas and Hanukkah songs, but also welcoming "children who celebrate neither." He called the holiday season Slopperydozafanoondapuck, meaning "what a difference one person can make". metv.com/stories/40-years…
The palolo worm exhibits unique breeding behavior. During the breeding season the back part of the worm breaks free and swims to the surface as a separate animal, complete with eyes. The front end, still attached to its tube, regenerates a new posterior end. britannica.com/animal/pal…
Influenza caused an excess mortality in all ages in Italy during (2013/14–2016/17) seasons. ijidonline.com/article/S1…
Jesse Pinkman's (Breaking Bad) character was planned to be killed at the end of the first season. The fact that it was so well received prompted the show runners to continue with it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
CBS only renewed "Rules Of Engagement" for a 7th season, to make it hit exactly 100 episodes. Sony makes final season deals, and has done so with "Community" at NBC at 97 episodes and "Til Death", at Fox at 81 episodes. Sony sitcoms almost always get to syndication before a cancellation. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky occupy all of the top ten places in the NHL records for points and assists in a season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Saved by the Bell was originally called 'Good Morning, Miss Bliss' and starred Parent Trap actress Hayley Mills as a teacher. The show was cancelled after a single season then repackaged with Zack, Lisa, Screech and Mr. Belding retained from the original show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
In 1985 the New Orleans lifeguards threw a party celebrating having gone an entire season without a single drowning. During the party a man drowned in the back pool while four lifeguards were on duty. nytimes.com/1985/08/02/us…
During the 2003 NFL Season, the New England Patriots started the season with a 31-0 blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills and ended the season with a 31-0 shutout win against the Buffalo Bills en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
The original Chris on the Partridge Family tv show was replaced after the first season because he had a personality conflict with every person in the cast, especially David Cassidy and Danny Bonaduce. He was 10 years old at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
, in a season of the Amazing Race, the contestant had to beat a professional Street Fighter V player in one round to continue to race. The professional player would play one-handed if the contestant could not win in ten rounds, and then played blindfolded after another ten rounds. polygon.com/tv/2017/5/23/…
Paul Lieberstein, AKA Toby from The Office, was a writer for the first five seasons of King of the Hill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
A Season 9 episode of β€œThe Office” was supposed to act as a backdoor pilot for a spin-off series about Dwight Schrute, but it was not picked up by NBC. The original episode never aired and was instead reworked with additional material shot later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In the event of a Nuclear War growing seasons would be virtually eliminated for many years and even humans living in shelters equipped with many years worth of food, water, energy, and medical supplies would probably not survive in the hostile post-war environment. nucleardarkness.org/warco…
In LOST season 1, when Jack and Kate find charlie hanging from a tree and begin to revive him, the music playing in the background is titled "Charlie Hangs Around" lostpedia.fandom.com/wiki…
In the Ancient Roman Empire, there were 24 hours in the day. The 24 hours were divided into equal parts 12-Light hours and 12-Dark hours. Therefore the length of an hour would change based on the seasons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
There's no floating timeline in the animated series "Adventure Time." The characters age as the show progresses. For example, Finn the Human was 12 during the first season and was 17 by the series finale. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin…
Baseball player Khris Davis managed to have the same batting average in four consecutive seasons (2015 - 2018) baseball-reference.com/pl…
Mr. Bean only had one season en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
, Vampire Deer (aka Water Deer) with movable fangs, not only exist, but can be found in parts of China, Korea, the UK, France, Argentina, and the US. They’re usually shy, but use their fangs in battle to stab each other during mating season. deerworlds.com/water-deer…
The purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) is a rather stout-looking amphibian endemic to the Western Ghats of India. Because the frog only visibly appears above ground for a matter of days following the monsoon season, it was long overlooked by science being only formally described in 2003. edgeofexistence.org/speci…
All of NBC's 1983 fall shows were cancelled by the end of their first season. This is the first and only time this has ever happened in television history. portablepress.com/blog/20…
There exists a bodyguard crew of rangers in Belize, known as the Scarlet Six Biomonitoring Team, who camp out in inclement weather, night and day for the 5-month long portion of the Scarlet Macaw breeding season when chicks are being cared for, dedicated to stopping insane poaching levels. audubon.org/magazine/spri…
The 1980 Jets v. Dolphins game was broadcast without announcers. NBC experimented by not assigning any commentators to cover it, in an attempt to boost the ratings of the last game of the season. deadspin.com/don-ohlmeyer…
The NFL record for most interceptions thrown in a season is 42 (by George Blanda of Houston Oilers in 1962) sbnation.com/2018/6/26/17…
: Christmas creep is a merchandising phenomenon in which merchants and retailers introduce Christmas-themed merchandise or decorations before the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, which in the United States is on the day after Thanksgiving. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
One of the reasons the Van Diemen's Land Company originally fared so badly was because the Brits running it were so stubborn they refused to even accept that the seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
For its first two seasons, Voltron was made using footage from unrelated Japanese cartoons that was cut up and reassembled to suit English-language scripts that often had little to do with the source material. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
The creator of the TV show Archer became bored with the show and wrote a Country music career for Cheryl in season 5. The shows producers went so far as record a full country album. That album surprised music fans with its quality and reached #68 on iTunes. theatlantic.com/entertain…
Thomas Edison invented Christmas lights. He created the very first strand of electric lights during the Christmas season of 1880, these strands were strung around the outside of his Menlo Park Laboratory. loc.gov/everyday-mysterie…
The Honeymooners shot and aired only one season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Vlade Divac, who the LA Lakers traded in 1996 to acquire Kobe Bryant, actually became a teammate of Bryant's at the very end of his career, when he played 15 games for the Lakers in the 2004-05 season basketball-reference.com/…
A parade was held in the Cleveland Browns' honor in 2017 for a "perfect season", where the Browns lost every single game tampabay.com/sports/The-f…
The children's cartoon Arthur is still producing new episodes and is on its 21st season, and has been running longer than South Park en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
Italian football team Perugia went an entire season unbeaten, but only came second in the league as they won 11 games and drew 19 for a total of 41 points, whilst league winners AC Milan won 17 games, drew 10 and lost three for 44 points. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…

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