Paul McCartney let a stranger claiming to be Jesus Christ sit in on a Beatles recording session in 1967. McCartney figured, "Well, it probably isn’t. But if he is, I’m not going to be the one to turn him away." rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Today I learned about brothel candles, which burned for precisely 7 minutes and were heavily used during Victorian times. The individual would pay the fee, light the candle, and when the candle burned out, the session was over. gleek.com/nothing-says-ro…
Thomas Dolby, writer and performer of She Blinded Me With Science, got his start as a session artist working with Foreigner. youtu.be/lL4kmF_8RFw
Carl Douglas quickly recorded the number #1 hit, "Kung Fu Fighting", during the last 10 minutes of a studio session in 1974. The song was originally meant to be a B-side track, but went on to sell more than 11 million copies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kun…
US Senator William Proxmire of Wisconsin wanted the US to ratify the UN Genocide Convention. He gave a speech on the need to ratify it each day the Senate was in session from 1967-1986 (a total of 3,211 times) until the US Senate finally ratified it on Feb. 11th, 1986 in an 83-11 vote. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
"Lawrence of Arabia" star Peter O'Toole was famous for his drunk shenanigans. During one epic drinking session with Oscar-winning actor Peter Finch, they tried to order drinks at a bar after closing time. The landlord refused to serve them - so they wrote out a cheque and bought the bar uk.movies.yahoo.com/blogs…
Today I learned about Liberum veto in Poland-Lithuania, which allowed any member of the Sejm (legislature) to force an immediate end to the current session, nullifying all legislation which has been passed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lib…
Eddie Van Halen once put a gun to Fred Durst’s head and demanded Durst return music gear EVH had left at Durst’s house after a failed jam session. ultimateclassicrock.com/e…
The iconic riff to Rage Against The Machine's "Killing in the Name" was conceived while guitarist Tom Morello was giving a student a guitar lesson. He then stopped the session to record the part. abc.net.au/triplej/hottes…
Today I learned about Alex Schaefer, a Los Angeles-based painter who has a seeming affinity for painting Chase and Wells Fargo banks on fire. During one session which he painted as the building was burning, some residents called the police on him, suspecting him of setting the building on fire to create his art latimes.com/local/la-xpm-…
Cary Grant began experimenting with the drug LSD in the late 1950s, before it became popular, and had an estimated 100 sessions over several years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
A free Emergency training session empowered a local reluctant 12-year-old student to give a lifesaving Heimlich Maneuver as his sister was choking on a waffle cone she was eating in the car midriversnewsmagazine.com…
When H.R. Gross (R-IA) was in Congress, the House practice of naming bills consecutively was amended so that the first bill he authored in a session was always HR-144. Since 144 is a gross, the bill would match his name. uipress.lib.uiowa.edu/bdi…
Today I learned of Candance Newmaker, a child who was killed during a 70-minute attachment therapy session purported to treat reactive attachment disorder. The treatment, during which Candace was suffocated, included a rebirthing script which led to her suffocation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Before Led Zeppelin’s formation, Jimmy Page was the session guitarist in John Paul Jones’ recording studio for at least 20 hit songs rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Dialysis occurs 3x per week and usually takes about 3 hours per session. kidney.org/atoz/content/d…
The most beers consumed in one session was 119 in 6 hours drunkard.com/10_06_andre_…
Theodore Roosevelt boxed regularly as New York governor and later as president. He stopped when he was struck so hard during a sparring session that he became blind in his left eye. His sparring partner didn't even learn this until he read about it years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Beatles' song 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' is about a murderer, despite the upbeat tune. It took four recording sessions to complete, and John, George and Ringo really disliked the song. Ringo called it "the worst track we ever had to record." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max…
If teachers give out cookies with a satisfaction survey at the end of their teaching session, students are more likely to rate the course material higher onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
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…
A massive catalyst towards the making of The Beatle's , "Getting Better," was when John Lennon swallowed the wrong pill during the recording session and went on an LSD trip during the rest of the recording session. McCartney, however, refused to take any. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin had an improvised jam session which was recorded but never released. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
As production of Toy Story wrapped up in 1994, Pixar writer Andrew Stanton asked his coworker's during a brainstorming session, "What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn off the last robot?" 14 years later he answered his own question with the movie WALL-E in 2008. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAL…
Today I learned about the "Million Dollar Quartet" which is a recording of an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash on December 4th, 1956. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
The NBA was was founded by the owners ice hockey arenas in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Canada in order to provide a means to income when ice hockey was not in session. careers.nba.com/history/
The Indian musicians who played on Sgt Pepper each received Β£20 per session. The album had sold 32 million copies. irishnews.com/magazine/en…
Today I learned of accidental Stereo Sound. Where by Two recorders with microphones in different positions captured both left and right audio of an artist’s recording session. Decades later these recordings were then merged together to give stereo sound, pre-dating true stereophonic sound by a good 20 years benbeck.co.uk/firsts/1_Te…
Noel Gallagher of Oasis recorded the acoustic guitar for β€œWonderwall” on an actual wall outside of Rockfield Studios during the recording sessions for β€œ(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” youtu.be/Mg9JwZSG_vc?t=29…
Today I learned about Freddie Oversteegen. She, along with her sister and friend, would flirt with Nazi collaborators and lure them to the woods for a promised makeout session. Once they reached a remote location, the men got a bullet to the head instead of a kiss. history101.com/freddie-ov…
Condoms should be replaced every 30 minutes when engaging in a long sex session. nhs.uk/conditions/contrac…
Today I learned about the Million Dollar Quartet, a jam session including Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis youtu.be/uiEYx-sS_3w
The grinch star Jim Carrey got CIA torture endurance training to get through the makeup sessions. radiotimes.com/news/2014-…
Today I learned about drummer Jim Gordon; once one of the most sought-after session musicians in the recording industry as well as a member of Derek & the Dominoes, he is currently incarcerated at the California Medical Facility after having murdered his 72-year-old mother in 1983. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
The senate made poor excuse after excuse for taking a summer break, until they finally mandated it in 1970. "members of Congress sought a way to establish a summertime recess. In 1970, finally facing the reality of year-long sessions, Congress mandated a summer break as part of the Legislative" senate.gov/artandhistory/…
Corey Hart's hit song Sunglasses at Night was inspired by the recording sessions for the album, where control room personnel wore sunglasses to protect their eyes from the A/C vents directly above the mixing console en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
Before one of Beatles sessions John Lennon accidentally took LSD instead of an upper and complained about not feeling well. The producer unknowingly took him to the studio roof for fresh air, but his bandmates, who knew what happened, rushed to the roof and brought Lennon back to safety. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get…
Sandwich (the food) was probably named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. He was a gambler who ate slices of cold meat between bread at the gaming table during marathon sessions rather than get up for a proper meal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
During the recording of the Rolling Stones album "Beggars Banquet" Brian Jones would sometimes come to recording sessions and want to play completely irrelevant music. The producer would put him in an isolated booth and simply not record his playing onto any important track. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beg…
Researchers examined more than 1,000 decisions by eight Israeli judges who ruled on convicts’ parole requests. Judges granted 65 percent of requests they heard at the beginning of the day’s session and almost none at the end. Right after a snack break, approvals jumped back to 65 percent again. scientificamerican.com/ar…
10 year old Candace Newmaker was suffocated to death during a "re-birthing" therapy session which simulated her being born again. (Transcript in link) ratbags.com/rsoles/commen…
Richard Karn, the actor who played Al on Home Improvement, heard about the role after receiving a traffic citation, going to traffic school and sitting beside an agent who told him about a casting session for the show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins made a speech at a joint session of Congress and the secretary of state, Bill Rogers, liked it, so he got President Nixon involved. Collins was offered a job as assistant secretary of state before becoming director of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum cnn.com/2019/06/18/us/mic…
The Taiwanese Parliament is notorious for having brawls during Legislative Sessions. I also just learned that this is called Legislative Violence and is not at all too uncommon when the Legislature are dealing with divisive issues and tight votes. bbc.com/news/world-asia-4…
Edna Mode, the superhero costume designer in The Incredibles, is voiced by Brad Bird, the film's director. Bird voiced Edna during storyboarding sessions, after which the production team couldn't find an actress who could do the voice better than him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edn…
The Soviet Union built a secret city east of Moscow for the purpose of Cosmonaut training. Top Secret for 31 years, since 1960, it became public in 1991, and moved to civilian ownership in 2008. Today, for $90,000 you can tour Star City and experience a 10 day Cosmonaut training session. slate.com/human-interest/…
Ray Parker Jr. was a highly sought after session guitarist, playing on hits by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and more - long before Ghostbusters. Playing in clubs and gigging at 15 years old, the young Parker ended up making more money than his father in a year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray…
Session musician Nicky Hopkins played the piano on the Beatles "Revolution" and the Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Today I learned about a tiny Australian marsupial that is literally sexing itself into extinction. During a 3-week sex marathon session males have so much sex their bodies produce fatal levels of testosterone, causing immune system failure that result in internal bleeding, fur loss, ulcerations and gangrene. abc.net.au/news/2018-05-1…

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