Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin had an improvised jam session which was recorded but never released. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
Session musician Nicky Hopkins played the piano on the Beatles "Revolution" and the Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Two of the founding members of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, were session musicians on the soundtrack of the 1964 James Bond movie "Goldfinger" rollingstone.com/music/mu…
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…
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…
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 parliament of Iceland, Althing, is the oldest surviving parliament in the world. It was founded in 930 CE and still held sessions even after Iceland's union with Norway in the 1200s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt…
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…
About "The Wrecking Crew" a rotating ensemble of about 20-30 studio musicians with a core of about 6 key members that played on and contributed original material to many recording sessions in the 1960s and is responsible for the "California sound" in pop music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In bodybuilding culture, a wealthy man who's less muscular and weaker than bodybuilders, and pays bodybuilders money for private posing sessions, wrestling, and prostitution is called a "schmoe". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
The White House has an intern in the department of Presidential Correspondence, who responds and organizes the public’s communication with the President. It is a full program with speakers, professional development sessions, and networking events phc.edu/learnphc/internin…
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…
Five years after the Beatles disbanded, John Lennon and Paul McCartney played together one last time with Stevie Wonder in an impromptu jam session. longreads.com/2019/06/24/…
Condoms should be replaced every 30 minutes when engaging in a long sex session. nhs.uk/conditions/contrac…
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…
Bassist Carol Kaye recorded over 10,000 sessions in her 50 year span as a musician, including recording for artists Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Phil Spector, Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, Andy Williams, The Lettermen, Tina Turner, Herb Alpert, The Supremes, and The Monkees. berklee.edu/news/4554/ber…
Captain America's shield in the first Ironman movie was only there as a joke from an ILM artist during cinesync sessions to which Jon Favreau wanted to leave in just to see who else might notice it. mtv.com/news/2596683/capt…
All-night studio sessions play a big role in speeding up the declination of a musician's career indirectly, as they turn artists into insomniacs ,thus, enhancing depression, altering their livelihoods, negatively affecting their creativity and decision making process lorrdds.com/how-sleep-dep…
The Beach Boys single, 'Good Vibrations' was recorded over a staggering twelve recording sessions in four different studios, resulting in over ninety hours of material. The estimated budget for the singular track was between $390,000 and $590,000 (in 2019). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
Paul Simonon of The Clash spent 2 weeks in a Greenland prison for protesting on an oil rig in 2011. During the trip to the rig a jam session broke out and one of the activists said he was not bad and should consider pursuing music. pitchfork.com/news/44634-…
The first Beatles album Please Please Me was recorded in one day in just 13 hours and cost Β£400 (Β£8,200 in 2018) for the whole day's session. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ple…
A woman from Colorado is the foreigner with the most Muay Thai fights in Thailand. 257 at the time of this post. Her goal is to break the record of 470 total fights and document every moment in writing, videos, and in recorded sessions meant to preserve the teachings of Muay Thai legends. youtube.com/watch?v=FPkHg…
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…
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…
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…
Cockney rockers Chas & Dave played the main riff on Eminem's "My Name Is". This was sampled from Labi Siffre's "I Got The..." on which they are featured as session musicians. nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/w…
Racer Giulio Cabianca was driving a Formula One car in a test session, when the throttle stuck open. Unable to slow down, he drove through an open gate at the track onto a major city street, resulting in four deaths, including his own. historicracing.com/driver…
The US Supreme Court does not allow photography while court is in session. Only two photos and one video have ever been taken of the court in session, all by people who snuck cameras inside. One faked a broken arm and hid a camera in the cast. petapixel.com/2017/10/06/…
'Atomic Dog' was made by accident. A very tweaked George Clinton barged into a recording session demanding to be recorded. The engineer had to start over and reversed the track and confused George started spouting off about a dog. It sounded so good they kept both the lyrics and the track. youtube.com/watch?v=MZ5cU…
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…
The members of the 1980s pop/rock band Toto are some of the most prolific session musicians in history. Their work includes Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'. Collectively, the members have been recorded on over 5,000 albums, selling over 500,000,000 units. wnypapers.com/news/articl…
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…
Elvis once left in the middle of a recording session to fly over to Denver to sing in a funeral for a police officer that was killed on duty youtube.com/watch?v=gFA-K…
An 18-year-old from the UK was arrested after attending a youth group session about dealing with anti-social behaviour, as he had an anti-social behaviour order banning him from congregating with 4 or more youths and the group was larger than 3. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Pilots flying for 56.6 minutes at 30,000 feet receive the same amount of UV-A [cancer-causing] effective radiation as that from a 20-minute tanning bed session healthline.com/health-new…
There are sorcerers in Mexico City markets who claim to put spells and curses on people, including death. One ritual session costs $450 USD and a good client can spend $4,000 USD in a year youtu.be/8eh2J6-eZqI?t=10…
In the weeks before the 1966 24 hours of Le Mans, Ford's team would often take amphetamine pills to fuel their work sessions through the night. Ford went on to win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, over their arch rival Ferrari, becoming the first Americans ever to win the race. jalopnik.com/how-carroll-…
The music to Mario Kart is recorded entirely by a live band. They did live recording sessions for the game and have over 20 members that play guitar, trumpet, sax, trombone, accordion, oboe, and drums. youtu.be/u5VxJkYEJIs
Napping after a learning session leads to significantly better recall rate of the learned material one week later ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The word 'mesmerize' comes from the practices of Franz Mesmer, a 19th century doctor and hypnotist who's group treatment sessions would often devolve into orgies maximumfun.org/sawbones/s…
Proceeds from the Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon went towards funding the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Also, the members of the band were a fan of the comedy troupe, and often took breaks in the middle of their recording sessions to watch Monty Python’s Flying Circus. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Today I learned of Anneliese Michel who went through 67 exorcism sessions; one or two each week, lasting up to four hours, were performed over about ten months in 75–76. Later investigation determined that she was malnourished & dehydrated; her parents & the priests responsible were charged with homicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
At his last session with Pink Floyd Syd Barrett wrote a new song called "Have You Got It Yet?" Seemingly easy at first, the song quickly became impossible to learn as Barrett changed the arrangement every take. Eventually, the band realized it was an elaborate joke by the deranged Barrett. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syd…
Photography is so strictly forbidden while the US Supreme Court is in session, that only two images have actually managed to have been taken. Both were shot by people who had to sneak their cameras in. petapixel.com/2017/10/06/…
Today I learned of the "most infamous floor brawl in the history of the US House of Representatives" from 1858. During the early morning the House was in session and debating the then Kansas Territory's constitution. 30 Reps fought, 1 wig was torn from it's scalp, and Kansas entered the Union 3 years later. history.house.gov/Histori…
Today I learned of Willie Bosket. Who at 15 years old committed a double homicide, leading to the creation of nationwide sentencing laws, trying juvenials as adults. The governor of New York called a special session of the legislature after Bosket received just a five year sentence for the crime. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Black Sabbath's self-titled debut album, was recorded in a single 12-hour jam session. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
During the recording sessions for Steely Dan's Gaucho in 1980, audio engineer Roger Nichols built a percussion sequencer he named Wendel. It was insanely expensiveβ€”one crash cymbal cost twelve thousand dollars worth of RAM. theparisreview.org/blog/2…
The combination of cocaine and alcohol leaves a highly toxic chemical in the liver called cocaethylene. A study found strong links between snorting cocaine and long, heavy drinking sessions theguardian.com/society/2…
In August of 1992, Tupac Shakur was at an autographing session in Marin City with his entourage when a fight broke out. Shots were fired and a bullet struck a 6 year old riding his bike at a nearby school playground, killing him. No one was convicted for the murder. sfgate.com/news/article/P…
Union soldiers tortured Confederate prisoners by giving them rides on "Morgan's mule", a tall sharp wooden horse that men would be forced to straddle, with weights attached to their feet. Sessions last up to two hours, causing pain to the genitals and permanently crippling some men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
On the way to the studio to record "Fixing A Hole", Paul McCartney encountered a man who claimed to be Jesus Christ. Paul invited him to the session and he sat quietly in the corner during the recording. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fix…
Today I learned about Carol Kaye, who has achieved critical acclaim as one of the best session bassists of all time but is still relatively unknown. She's played on numerous famous tracks including the theme of 'Mission Impossible'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
President LBJ and evangelist Billy Graham were great friends. On their first visit with each other, they went skinnydipping in the WhiteHouse pool. LBJ also enjoy listening to Graham read the Bible over the phone during his massage sessions. texasmonthly.com/articles…
A 2011 Johns Hopkins study gave healthy adults a few sessions of Psilocybin (magic mushrooms). A year later, 94% of the individuals said the experiment was in their top 5 most meaningful experiences of their lives; 39% said it was the single most meaningful experience of their lives. healthland.time.com/2011/…
The Prime Minister of Great Britain has a weekly publicly broadcasted Q&A session with the House of Commons en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Female koalas indulge in lesbian sex sessions, rejecting male suitors and attempting to mate with each other, sometimes up to five at a time independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Former NBA player Andrew Bynum was once thrown out of a team practice session because he kept shooting the ball whenever he touched it, regardless of how far away he was from the basket. sports.yahoo.com/news/how…
U2 nearly disbanded due to slow progress and creative conflicts during the Berlin recording session of "Achtung Baby". However, the band had a breakthrough when the Edge played several chord progressions on guitar that inspired the band to improvise on a song that became "One". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ach…
At the age of 17 Bill Hicks' parents took him to a psychologyst, who, at the end of the session, told him "it's them, not you". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
During Pink Floyd's recording session for 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond', a song about schizophrenic former band member Syd Barrett, he walked into the studio after 7 years of no contact with a shaven head and eyebrows acting strangely and had the band members in tears upon recognizing him. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
Paul McCartney used to have circlejerk sessions with John Lennon and other friends as kids. They would yell out hot girls’ names, and John Lennon would shout out things like β€œWinston Churchill” to throw everyone off concentration. beatleswiki.com/wiki/inde…
Session musician Nicky Hopkins, best known for playing the piano on the Beatles "Revolution" and the Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter", became a Scientologist and contributed to several of L. Ron Hubbard's musical recordings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Today I learned of John Wilson, Speaker of the Arkansas House. In 1837, he stabbed & killed another State Rep while the assembly was in session. After getting acquitted for murder, he took the jury out for drinks. A couple years later, he was re-elected to the House. encyclopediaofarkansas.ne…
Session drummer Tony Currenti, who played on AC/DC's first album, declined joining the band because he was still an Italian citizen and feared eventually touring Europe because he would likely be called up for military service en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
During a meeting of the Roman Senate, Cato accused Caesar of reading personal notes while the Senate was in session. When Caesar let Cato read the notes, he was shocked to see that they were love notes from Caesar's mistress, or Cato's half-sister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Legendary director Orson Welles, was close friends with legendary writer Ernest Hemmingway and two had sessions of verbal (as well as physical) sparring youtube.com/watch?v=6dAGc…
In 2017 the Texas Rangers conducted 9 hypnosis sessions on criminal investigations dps.texas.gov/TexasRanger…
An Australian tattoo artist offered free tattoos to those who wanted to cover self-harm scars; she did 50 free sessions and gave discounts to more. mashable.com/2016/03/08/f…
75% of all alcohol consumed in Ireland in 2013 was done so as part of a binge drinking session. alcoholireland.ie/facts/h…
There are a group of Native Americans in Mexico who run 200 miles in one session and hunt by running their prey to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
The world record for a marathon WoW session... is only 29 hours? guinnessworldrecords.com/…
The study techniques most associated with good long-term learning and memory are 1. self testing (flash cards or re-writing notes from memory or practice problems without answers) and 2. distributed practice (separating study sessions by days, not cramming). teachingacademy.wisc.edu/…
Porky Pig’s original voice actor Joe Dougherty had a natural stutter. This made recording sessions long and production costs higher because he could not control his stutter. He was eventually replaced in 1937 by Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Por…
Paul Reubens was originally slated to voice the main role of Flapjack on the Cartoon Network show "The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack", but never showed up to any of the recording sessions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A church choir had a practice session starting at 7:25pm one evening in 1950, and by 7:27pm the building exploded. No one was killed as they were all running late. beatricedailysun.com/news…
Texas had a special session of its Supreme Court with only female justices since almost all male lawyers had to recuse themselves due to membership in a fraternal organization en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
In addition to his solo work and as a member of Yes, Rick Wakeman was also a prolific session musician, performing by his estimate on 2,000 songs, including David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and "Life on Mars". udiscovermusic.com/storie…
The studio that is credited for Louis Armstrong's first recording sessions as well as the first commercially released recordings of a white jazz band with a black featured soloist was also a renowned studio for KKK recordings. blackamericaweb.com/2012/…
When recording "That's life", the scowl in Sinatra's voice was a result of the producer telling Sinatra, after the recording session, to get out of his car and back in the studio to re-record the vocal. This made Frank very angry, shown in the song, creating the exact feel they wanted. songfacts.com/detail.php?…
The members of the 1980s pop/rock band Toto were prolific session musicians. Their work includes Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'. Collectively, the members have been recorded on over 5,000 albums, selling over 500,000,000 albums. wnypapers.com/news/articl…
Bill Hicks's parents, worried about his behavior, took him to a psychoanalyst at age 17 but, according to Hicks, after one session the psychoanalyst informed him that "...it's them, not you." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The Beatles recorded their first album β€œPlease Please Me” in one day. They took three separate sessions through the day to record the album. Totaling to about 10 hours of recording. beatlesbible.com/1963/02/…
Cary Grant began experimenting with LSD in the late 1950s, using it in psychotherapy sessions. He had an estimated 100 sessions over several years en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Funds earned by Pink Floyd’s album β€œDark Side of the Moonβ€œ, went towards funding β€œMonty Python and the Holy Grailβ€œ. The band were such fans of the show β€œMonty Python’s Flying Circus” that they would halt recording sessions just to watch it. markedmovies.org/2014/06/…
At the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix qualifying session, driver Roland Ratzenberger died going off the track. The next day's race famously killed Ayrton Senna in a similar manor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
A Nigerian man was "raped to death" at knife point when 5 of his 6 wives became jealous and forced him to have a "marathon sex session" articles.timesofindia.ind…
While recording "I Put A Spell On You", Screamin' Jay Hawkins was so intoxicated, he blacked out with no memory of the session afterwards. In order to perform it the same way, he had to relearn the song from the drunken recording. It became his biggest commercial success. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
Today I learned about the "Mother of Balboa Park" Kate Sessions. Known for planting a large majority of the trees in the park, as well as popularizing the Jacaranda tree in San Diego, CA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Sigmund Freud had a Chow Chow dog named Jo-Fi who attended all of his therapy sessions. He claimed that he depended on Jo-Fi for an assessment of a patient's mental state en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
Bon Scott liked the Young Brothers, but thought they were too inexperienced and too young to rock. The Young Brothers replied with saying Scott was too old to rock. But after one jam session with each other, it was obvious AC/DC found its new lead singer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
Today I learned about the time John Bonham of Led Zeppelin decide to jam with Black Sabbath where he played "Supernaut" (his favorite song by them) on Bill Ward's drum kit. Robert Plant and John Paul Jones were also present during the session. blabbermouth.net/news/bil…
In the 1990's the Belgium parliament introduced free beer and wine to prevent MPs leaving parliamentary sessions to get drinks politico.eu/article/belgi…
New Yorkers can get in a meditation session from a mobile meditation truck reuters.com/article/us-ne…
The puffy fur coat and red raincoat John and Ringo wear in the Beatles’ rooftop sessions belong to their wives. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Hydroponic weed is known as chronic simply because it was heard wrong as "hydrochronic" during a smoking session youtu.be/wBxK3WEtN8I?t=10…
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole recorded his version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow at a spur of the moment 3 am recording session, in just one take. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ove…
Former U.S. Congressman John Jenrette once had sex with his wife on the steps of the Capitol Building during a break in a late night Congressional session. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Squatting over the can makes for a quicker, more effortless poop session than sitting. mandatory.com/2014/03/25/…

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