Children's YouTube celebrity Blippi was once a self proclaimed shock comedian who made a "Harlem Shake" video where he explosively defecated on his friends face. He has used DMCA takedowns to try and erase it from the internet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bli…
Early in life, Abraham Lincoln wrestled. When local gang leader Jack Armstrong heard of him, he challenged The Honest One to a match. It ended with Abe grabbing him by the throat, hoisting him up, giving a little shake, then throwing him to the dirt. It was the first chokeslam used in wrestling. prowrestlingstories.com/p…
Because of Marie curie's affair with Paul Langevin, Swedish Academy of Sciences tried to dissuade her from coming to Stockholm to receive her Nobel prize(1911) so that the "adulteress" should not shake hands with the Swedish king. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Helicopter downwash is used to shake the water off of cherries after rain so they do not swell and split before harvest. blog.aopa.org/aopa/tag/ch…
Today I learned about William Castle, a producer /director know for his unusual promotional gimmicks, such as wiring theater seats to vibrate and shake during the climax of his movie and setting up a booth for people to get refunds during a movie’s β€œFright Break” if they were too scared to see the ending en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Before dogfighting was a thing, enemy pilots would simply exchange waves or shake their fists at one another. At the beginning of WWI, recon pilots would often resort to throwing bricks, grenades, and even rope in hopes that it would get entangled in the enemy's propellor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog…
Those strip of bumps that shake your cart as you leave a store are there to tell blind people they're walking into an area with vehicle traffic (parking lots, streets, etc). They're called Tactile paving en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tac…
As the brain gets used to alcohol, it attempts to restore itself to a normal state in the presence of alcohol. If the influence of alcohol is suddenly removed, the brain has to readjust once again, leading to β€œthe shakes” or increased anxiety. pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/public…
The McDonald's green, mint flavored 'Shamrock Shake' is half a century old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
There's a restaurant called the Heart Attack Grill that serves "Quadruple Bypass Burgers," buttermilk shakes, and gives free burgers to people over 350lbs in an effort to promote "good health." youtube.com/watch?v=d-DDb…
Today I learned of Uncle O’Grimacey, a McDonaldland character introduced in 1977 to promote the Shamrock Shake. wikipedia.org/wiki/McDona…
The Club-winged manakin has evolved solid wing bones which it can shake 100 times per second to create sounds to attract a mate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clu…
One medium McDonald's milk shake contains 630 calories, the same as a whole average dinner meal. One milkshake also contains 90g sugar which is more than your daily maximum recommended sugar intake of around 75g. fastfoodnutrition.org/mcd…
When a peacock shakes his tail, it produces a low pitched sound humans can't hear despite the noise being about as loud as a car going past a few metres away. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
A 39 story building in Seoul was evacuated after tremors were felt on the top floors. Instead of an earthquake, it was found that an exercise class on the 12th floor was playing Snap!'s "The Power", which happened to match the building's resonant frequency and caused it to violently shake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tec…
Turbulence may shake the plane like crazy but won't cause the plane to fall down and crash askthepilot.com/questiona…
Each during the Christmas season, Welsh carolers seek to shake down neighbors for food and drink in what amounts to a doorstep poetry slam, starring a singing horse-skull puppet atlasobscura.com/articles…
Some of the unusual sounds on the recording of Got to Give It Up include Marvin Gaye banging on a half-filled grapefruit juice bottle, and percussionist Jack Ashford playing a homemade instrument he called a Hotel Sheet, which was a piece of polystyrene he would shake to produce a wobbly sound en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got…
In 2004 Polaroid released a warning to the public to not "shake it like a polaroid picture." as copying the Outkast song might damage the photo. Shaking polaroids has been unnecessary since 1972 when the SX-70 did away with the need for peel-apart film. Few cameras still use the technology. edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH…
Malaysian Crown Prince Tunku Ismail mocked religious hardliners in Malaysia by wearing Hulk Hands to shake hands, after being told to wear gloves when shaking hands with women. news.asiaone.com/news/mal…
In Bulgaria and some Balkan countries, people nod to indicate "no" and shake their heads to say "yes". tripsavvy.com/nodding-yes…
Today I Learned that due to the popularity of the song β€œHey Ya” by OutKast, specifically the line β€œshake it like a Polaroid picture,” the Polaroid company had to issue a statement informing consumers that shaking the Polaroid picture will not assist in developing the photo and can actually ruin it. foxnews.com/story/dont-sh…
Today I learned of Raymond Nelson of Memminger Elementary in Charleston, South Carolina. He created a "Boys with Purpose Club" that helps boys with no dad at home where they dress up, learn to shake hands, make eye contact, etc. He even has extra jackets and ties for boys who cant afford them. www-cbsnews-com.cdn.amppr…
The person who opened Shake Shack, Danny Meyer, also opened Michelin Star Resutaurants: Eleven Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Around 300 people line up to greet Jimmy Carter after he teaches sunday school in Georgia. Visitors are not allowed to carry on long conversations or shake hands with him due to germs curbfreewithcorylee.com/2…
Leonard Nimoy credits calypso singer Harry Belafonte (Day O/ Shake Sonora) in his development of the character of Spock. youtube.com/watch?v=mogZP…
Max Martin, a 43-year-old Swede, has co-written more #1 singles than anyone since the Beatles. His credits include "I Want It That Way", "Oops!... I Did It Again", "It's My Life", "Since U Been Gone", "I Kissed a Girl", "Shake It Off", and much more. thedailybeast.com/article…
There is a path in the moorland surrounding the german "Federsee" which has a pudding-like texture causing the ground and small trees around it to shake when jumping on it. youtu.be/dVewFc14s8M
A 39-story Korean skyscraper was evacuated because 17 people doing Tae Bo in its gym caused the building to shake excessively mimicking an earthquake geek.com/geek-cetera/kore…
Joji, the singer who created songs like 'test drive' and 'slow dancing in the dark' was Filthy Frank on youtube before transitioning to music. He also created the Harlem Shake. billboard.com/articles/co…
South Koreans don't simply open a bottle of Soju and drink. There is a ritual to shake the bottle vigorously until a β€œmini-whirlpool” is created and then hit the bottle’s base against one’s elbow, open the cap, and then hit the neck of the bottle with fingers spread nextshark.com/how-to-drin…
Michael Jackson claimed that when the melody of "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" came to him, he couldn't shake it off. His mother was shocked by the lyrics, but Michael reassured her that the song was not a reference to sex, but could mean whatever people wanted it to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Anne Frank wrote in her famous diary, "When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that's a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer?" annefrank.org/en/news/ann…
There is a unit of time called a "shake" which is named after the idiom "in two shakes of a lamb's tail." It was invented by Manhattan Project researchers and is equal to 10 nanoseconds. grammarist.com/idiom/in-t…
Today I learned of David Johnson, also known as the World Famous Bushman, who is a busker who scares passers-by along Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, active since 1980. When they approach, he shakes the bush towards the unsuspecting tourists and startles them, sometimes making gruff "oogah-boogah" noises en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
When OutKast sang β€œShake it like a Polaroid picture,” Polaroid released a statement that said, β€œShaking or waving can actually damage the image.” weirdfactblog.com/blog/20…
The reason scouts shake hands with their left hand, comes from African Ashanti warriors, who showed trust and bravery by lowering their shield to salute with the left instead of right hand. wikipedia.org/wiki/Scout_…
There is an aquarium in Japan where you can shake hands with otters kotaku.com/handshakes-don…
The real "Harlem Shake" is a hip hop dance that originated in 1980's Harlem. However, participants in the 2013 meme of the same name do not perform that dance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
There is a zoo in Japan that has tiny holes in the otter enclosure allowing for people who visit the zoo to shake hands with the otters. en.rocketnews24.com/2013/…
Oxpeckers, the small birds you see in photos perching on antelopes & wildebeests (Elephants shake them off usually), were once thought to help by eating illness-causing ticks. It was found that the birds open wounds wider and drink the blood of their hosts - they're parasites themselves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxp…
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935) lived long enough to shake hands with both John Quincy Adams and John F. Kennedy npr.org/sections/krulwich…
The Soviet Diplomat Molotov was reportedly the only man to ever "shake hands" with Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Himmler, GΓΆring, Roosevelt and Churchill. He also outlived them all and died in 1986 at the age of 96. erenow.com/biographies/st…
King George VI was appalled when the South African government instructed him to only shake hands with white people while on his visit there in 1947. He referred to his South African bodyguards as "the Gestapo". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
There is a tree in Australia that if you brush against it it will affect you for 3-6months and if you shake it you can breath in its toxic needles australiangeographic.com.…
A film series named Shake Rattle & Roll had 15 sequels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Bulgarians nod their heads to say "no": (Π½Π΅) and shake their heads to say "yes": (Π΄Π°) youtu.be/0uZ038_15Fc?t=21…
Jeff Speakman of The Perfect Weapon semi-fame was attached to a promising action movie script until Paramount passed following a shake-up at the studio. Speed became a huge hit for Keanu Reeves. ultimateactionmovies.com/…
17 people dancing to 'I've Got the Power' caused a Korean skyscraper to shake so violently that it was evacuated for 2 days geek.com/geek-cetera/kore…
In Bulgarian people shake their heads for "yes" and nod for "no" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
A dogs loose skin can allow it to shake 70% of the water off their fur in four seconds. nydailynews.com/news/nati…
The 2018 winner of the International Toilet Tourism Awards was the James Bond-themed loos at Piz Gloria, Switzerland. Audiovisual effects here include Bond girl Diana Rigg appearing in the mirror, signs that say β€˜Shake, don’t stir’ and music/gunshot sound effects in the ladies’ loos. travelweek.ca/news/a-jame…
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi was doing nothing while filming for Green Lantern, so he went to his hotel room and stood there all night, saying he would buy everything he saw on TV that night, eventually buying a "shake weight". He went to add a shake weight as an easter egg on Ragnarok cbr.com/thor-ragnarok-tai…
After Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards, massive anti-Sikh riots and pogroms ensured, described by her son as: "When a big tree falls, the earth shakes." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
When PΕ‚aszΓ³w survivor Mila Pfefferberg was introduced to Ralph Fiennes on the set of "Schindler's List" she began to shake uncontrollably, as Fiennes, attired in full SS dress uniform, reminded her of the real Amon Goeth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amo…
Brittany Howard, the lead singer of Alabama Shakes, has synesthesia, meaning she sees sounds as colors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
McDonald's was originally "McDonald's Bar-B-Que" until they realized that its main profit came from hamburgers, then they closed the place for 2 months and changed the food they served to just hamburgers, french fries, shakes, soft drinks, and apple pie, and also made the idea of fast food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Polaroid warned not to shake a Polaroid picture like a Polaroid picture thanks to the Outkast song because it would damage the image. edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH…
One theory as to why we nod head for yes and shake head for no is that babies, when hungry, search for milk by moving their heads vertically, but decline milk by turning their head from side to side en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nod…
There’s a theory that William Shakespeare translated the text of Psalm 46 for the KJ Bible. The 46th word from the beginning is "shake" and the 46th word from end is "spear". Shakespeare was in King James' service during prep of the Bible, and was 46 in the year of its completion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psa…
Rockets meant to gently readjust the orbit of the ISS once caused the Station to "shake back and forth vigorously", due to resonant frequencies nbcnews.com/id/28998876/#…
Today I learned of Miley Cyrus' "Other half brother" Trace Cyrus, Lead singer of Metro Station with that one "Shake it" song. His IMDb photos are priceless. imdb.com/name/nm3112063/
Max Martin, the man who wrote 67 top ten singles over the past two decades. Working with numerous artists like Britney Spears (Baby One More Time, 3, Hold It Against Me), Katy Perry (I Kissed A Girl, California Gurls, Teenage Dream), Taylor Swift (Shake It Off, Blank Space, Bad Blood) and more. billboard.com/articles/co…
You can shake a window in Windows 7 and it minimizes all other windows except the one you shook windows.microsoft.com/en-…
Beyonce's "Who Run The World" video features choreography from a Mozambican dance group called Tofo Tofo, which she found through YouTube. "Tofo" means "shake your body". When they first met her, they said, "What is your name?" youtube.com/watch?v=RbbBK…
Every US President up until Herbert Hoover held a tradition during New Years Day anyone could stand in line and shake the president's hand and wish him a happy new year. american-presidents.org/2…
Bobcat Goldthwait revealed that Martin Scorsese once defended Shakes the Clown. Scorsese stated, "I like Shakes the Clown. Haven't you heard? It's the Citizen Kane of Alcoholic Clown Movies!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Because of the "Harlem Shake" hundreds of students have been disciplined, fifteen Aussie miners fired, and there is even an FAA investigation. economist.com/news/united…
The world's most painful insect bite is used by a tribe in Brazil during a warriors initiation. A boy must put on a woven glove filled with hundreds of bullet ants, temporarily paralyzing his arm and causing him to shake uncontrollably for days. He must do this a total of 20 times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Today I learned of the existence of what appears to be a popular internet acronym, SMH (shake my head), that is apparently being kept secret from white people. youropenbook.org/?q=smh&a…
There is a marine park in Japan where you can shake hands with otters. japantoday.com/category/t…
Dogs shake or kick their legs when you scratch them because of something known as the scratch reflex animalplanet.com/pets/why…
To count mites on bees, apiarists can fill a jar with "half a cup of live bees, two tablespoons of powdered sugar, and shake vigorously to dislodge the mites" honeybeehealthcoalition.o…
Glass swizzle sticks were made to shake the bubbles out of champagne en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swi…
Two Israeli soldiers received prison sentences after they posted a video of soldiers doing the Harlem Shake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
The King James Bible was finished when Shakespeare was 46 years old. In Psalm 46, the 46th word is "shake" and the 46th word from the end is "spear." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psa…
In the wake of the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, an estimated 2,100 Sikhs were killed in Delhi alone, in violent mass attacks. "When a big tree falls, the earth shakes" said Rajiv Gandhi, the newly sworn in Prime Minister, and her son. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
In Mongolia, if your foot taps against someone else's, it is respectful to immediately shake hands with them. wikitravel.org/en/Mongoli…
Some dude named Max Martin has written FIFTY EIGHT top ten songs including "Baby One More Time," "I Kissed a Girl," and "Shake it Off" billboard.com/articles/co…
The Miami Vice theme, after being first presented on the TV show, was then released as a single peaking at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It happened to be the last instrumental to top the Hot 100 until 2013, when "Harlem Shake" by Baauer reached number one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mia…
After OutKast released "Hey Ya", Polaroid issued a statement warning users not to "shake it", since modern Polaroid pictures dry behind a layer of clear plastic without touching the air, and shaking might damage the photo. edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH…
Rain can cause cherries to split or mold while ripening, ruining the entire crop. Water collects in the divot where the stem attaches to the cherry. After a rain, cherry growers will hire helicopters to fly low over the cherry trees to dry off the cherries and shake the tree branches. seattletimes.com/html/loc…
"Harlem Shake" by Baauer was the first instrumental #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1985 when the "Miami Vice" theme topped the chart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Restaurateur Danny Meyer created Shake Shack to help bring funds to and rebuild Madison Square Park in NYC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
During filming of Schindler's List, a survivor of the concentration camp in PΕ‚aszΓ³w Poland met actor Ralph Fiennes, who played Nazi captain Amon Goeth; she began to shake uncontrollably at the sight of him because he was so convincing; Goeth was responsible for tens of thousands of deaths en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amo…
The first public use of glow sticks was at a 1971 Grateful Dead show. "Grab a stick, break it, shake it, and throw it as far as you can" thump.vice.com/en_us/arti…
There is a strange hum plaguing the residents of Windsor, Ontario on a regular basis that is loud enough to shake the windows in there homes. No one knows for sure where it is coming from or what is causing it. online.wsj.com/article/SB…
While hibernating, Arctic Ground Squirrels can drop their body temperature to as low as -3 degrees celsius and shake it off like it's nothing. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
George "joji" Miller AKA filthyfrank started the harlem shake craze en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil…
The warrior initiation rite of the MawΓ©: hundreds of bullet ants (which possess the most powerful sting known to man) are woven into a glove and the initiated must endure for ten minutes. When finished, the boy's hand is temporarily paralyzed, and he may shake uncontrollably for days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maw…
In a nod to etch a sketch, when typing on an iPhone you can shake it to bring up the undo typing shortcut. nytimes.com/2011/04/28/te…
Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty) was the original voice of Master Shake (Aqua Teen Hunger Force.) youtu.be/O6Uxqrbi4Z0
There is a 15 movie long Filipino Horror Anthology franchise that's annually released on Christmas Day titled 'Shake, Rattle & Roll', after the song "Shake Rattle & Roll" but in name only. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
The New Zealand rugby team doesn't shake hands before a match. Instead they do this. youtube.com/watch?v=YS_iB…
Bad boy George Bernard Shaw titled one of his plays *Closed for Remodeling* causing theater owners to shake their heads at the sparse crowds. snopes.com/lost/closed.as…
During WW I American Sauerkraut makers changed the name to "Liberty Cabbage" to shake the German connotation of the name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sau…
A main ingredient of Portillo's chocolate cake milk shake is mayonnaise chicago.cbslocal.com/top-…
Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear. umsl.edu/~thomaskp/sbible…
In 1877, Jimmy, a monkey, was charged with assault after he bit the finger of Mary Shea, in New York. On hearing the case the judge said he could not legally commit a monkey. Jimmy then respectfully removed his velvet hat, climbed atop the judge’s desk and attempted to shake his hand. crazyfacts.com/in-1877-ji…

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