"the cone of shame" for pets is technically called an "elizabethan collar" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Today I learned about the Squonk, a mythological creature from Pennsylvania that is so ugly that it cries constantly from loneliness and shame, dissolving in a puddle of its own tears when cornered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squ…
Korean parents have begun hiring thugs who protect their children from bullies. These thugs pose as "fake uncles" and intimidate bullies who have been harassing the bullied kid. In some cases, the thugs will visit the bullies’ parents at their workplace and publicly shame them. telegraph.co.uk/news/2019…
That during WW1, the British created a campaign to shame men into enlisting. Women would hand out White Feathers to men not in uniform and berate them as cowards. The it was so successful that the government had to create badges for men in critical occupations so they would not be harassed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Today I learned of the Guilt-Shame-Fear Spectrum of Cultures. In a guilt society, control is maintained by creating & reinforcing the feeling of guilt for certain behaviors. In a shame society, the means of control is the inculcation of shame & threat of ostracism. In a fear society, control is by retribution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
There is no evidence of iron maidens being used as actual torture devices in medieval times. It is thought to be a myth created by misinterpretation of the Schandmantel, or "barrel of shame", used to humiliate poachers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
If you fall asleep on a Tarantino set they will take a picture of you with a 3ft. dildo named "Big Jerry" next to your face and put it on the wall of shame. If you take it it down, it gets enlarged and put up again. If you take it down again, it gets printed on t-shirts for the whole crew. youtube.com/watch?v=V3K3O…
Today I learned of the drunkard's cloak, a barrel with holes for the head and arms that was put on drunk people to publically shame them in a march through their town. The punishment was used in the UK, USA, Netherlands and Denmark. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dru…
Bikini islanders left to deal with fallout of US nuclear tests without compensation. They now fight for nuclear disarmament worldwide, despite slim chance of success, hoping to at least shame nuclear armed nations in the court of public opinion. theconversation.com/bikin…
Each Planet Fitness has a "lunk alarm" that is used to shame weightlifters who grunt loudly or drop weights. Some bodybuilders have described their policies as "discriminatory." slate.com/articles/health…
Nazi Germany forced LGBT prisoners to wear inverted pink triangles as a mark of shame during the holocaust, similar to how the Jews were forced to wear yellow stars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Codependency is characterized by sacrificing one’s personal needs in order to try to meet the needs of others and is associated with passivity and feelings of shame, low self-worth, or insecurity goodtherapy.org/learn-abo…
Thomas Edison told representatives of the copper industry it was a shame he didn't have a "chunk of it". The representatives decided to give a square foot of solid copper to him for his "continuous stimulation in the copper industry" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
The term β€œwalk-off” for a game-winning home run was coined by pitcher Dennis Eckersley and does not refer to the batter walking off the field in triumph, but rather the pitcher walking off the field in shame. legendsrevealed.com/sport…
During a Queen concert in the 70s, a heckler shouted "you fucking poof" [gay slur] to Freddie Mercury during the middle of their set. Freddie responded by ordering the crew to turn the spotlight on the man, asking him to "Say it again, darling". The heckler cowered in shame. rollingstone.com/music/ne…
Ohio Issues Bright Yellow Licence Plates to Shame DUI Offenders dougdemuro.kinja.com/ohio…
Today I learned of the Native American "Shame Pole", a totem pole erected to embarrass people for not payment of debts or ridicule misdeeds. In 2007 one such pole was erected in Alaska depicting the CEO of Exxon to highlight an unpaid debt of $5m owed from the Exxon Valdez oil spill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tot…
The 19th century "Iron Maiden" torture device is actually a misinterpretation of a German torture device called the "Schandmantel" meaning Barrel of Shame. They Where barrels you wore around town as a form of humiliating punishment... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Al Pacino's 1983 cult-classic, Scarface, was based on the 1932 film Scarface: The Shame of the Nation, starring Paul Muni as Al Capone. Capone became Montana, and alcohol became cocaine, but the story is directly based off the notorious kingpin of the Chicago Outfit. youtube.com/watch?v=XRmWf…
The Order of the White Feather was an organization aimed to shame men into enlisting in the British army by persuading women to present them with a white feather if they were not wearing a uniform. wikipedia.org/wiki/White_…
Wealth therapy exists to help those unfortunate people who are very rich. Typical issues are guilt & shame. "It's really isolating to have lots of money" amp-theguardian-com.cdn.a…
A high school teacher, inspired by the movie "Up", was threatened to be fired after using a dog collar dubbed "the cone of shame" on bad students. nydailynews.com/news/nati…
When the game ending whistle blew in the 1950 World Cup final hosted in Brazil, a Brazilian fan immediately committed suicide and three others died from heart attacks as a result of shock and shame from losing the final at home. sites.duke.edu/wcwp/tourn…
When Ichiro Suzuki learned the Seattle Mariners were going to give him #51, the same number worn by pitching great Randy Johnson, he sent Johnson a personal message promising not to bring shame to the uniform jockbio.com/Bios/Suzuki_I…
Publisher Firebird released a compilation game called "Don't Buy This", containing 5 of the worst games submitted to them. It was released to shame the developers, Firebird released their copyright and encouraged people to pirate it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Misbehaving officers in Thailand are made to wear Hello Kitty armbands as a badge of shame. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
In the late 80's when Howard Shultz was trying to buy Starbucks from the original owners, one of his investors tried to go around him and buy the company. A local attorney, Bill Gates Sr. (father of Bill Gates) was the one to confront this investor and shame him into giving up his bid. seattletimes.com/business…
The medical name for the β€œcone of shame” is Elizabethan collar, which refers to ruffs worn by socialites of the mid-sixteenth to seventeenth century. canidae.com/blog/2017/03/…
Scatman John's 1994 hit came after a long jazz piano career, non-vocal due to a debilitating stutter. He later saw scatting as purposeful stuttering to be used w/ his lyrics to remove shame. He went on to hit #1 in 14 countries, 32 Platinum & Golds, & break world records for music sales @53 y.o. ledgernote.com/blog/inter…
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address was received along partisan lines. A democratic newspaper wrote "the cheek of every American must tingle with shame as he reads the silly, flat and dishwatery utterances of the man who has to be pointed out to intelligent foreigners as the President of the U.S." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get…
An ad campaign used DNA found on discarded cigarette butts to construct digital portraits to publicly shame litterbugs wired.com/2015/05/creepy-…
Bangkok police officers used to use striped armbands as a badge of shame for minor infractions, but the striped armbands began to be viewed as collectibles by offending officers. As a result, since 2007, the police have been using Hello Kitty armbands to avoid the perverse incentive. nytimes.com/2007/08/08/wo…
The LGBT triangle originated during Adolf Hitler's rise to power. It was used to identify male prisoners who were homosexual. Originally intended as a badge of shame,the pink triangle (often inverted from its Nazi usage) has been reclaimed as an international symbol of the gay rights movement. geneseo.edu/safe_zone/tri…
Popular San Diego high school teacher John Corcoran was secretly illiterate during his 17-year classroom career, finally faced his shame and learned to read at age 48. He went on to write books and a create a foundation to promote literacy. teachhub.com/teacher-who-…
Amazon is trying to shame workers out of stealing by making factory workers watch a video about wayward co-workers when they clock in every morning. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
The famous "Walk of Shame" scene in the "Game of Thrones" used a body double. Over 1,000 actresses applied for the role and eventually an American won out, actress Rebecca Van Cleave. ew.com/article/2015/06/18…
Google Fiber doesn't have any major plans in place to expand, but was rather hoping to put major cable companies to shame. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
Today I learned of 'johatsu,' a population of 'evaporated' people in Japan living off the grid to flee shame and/or hopelessness pri.org/stories/2017-04-2…
Today I learned of Colonel Edward Shames, who fought in and survived Operation Overlord, Market Garden, AND the Battle of the Bulge en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
Syphilis caused "saddle nose," or a collapsed bridge of the nose, and to avoid shame some 16th century Europeans would graft skin from their upper arms. thechirurgeonsapprentice.…
Gene Siskel hated the original Friday the 13th so much he spoiled the ending in his review and told people to write the actor that played Pamela Voorhees and shame her. fridaythe13thfranchise.co…
There is a disorder called 'Selective Mutism.' A person afflicted with SM is capable of speech but does not speak in specific situations or to specific people. People with selective mutism stay silent even when the consequences of their silence result in shame, ostracism or punishment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sel…
The "Walk of Shame" from Game of Thrones was an actual ritual commonly practiced in Europe called "Skimmington", "Charivari" or "Rough Music" in England, to socially punish or shame individuals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
There is a word in German to describe the sensation of "shame by proxy", FremdschΓ€men de.wiktionary.org/wiki/fr…
When Beijing fell to the Qing, the last Ming Emperor murdered two of daughters and his consort, sliced another daughter's arm off, then he & his wife hanged themselves "unable to face [his] ancestors" in shame. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
Admiral Charles Fitzgerald encouraged suffragettes to pass out white feathers to young men to shame them for not enlisting during The Great War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Today I learned of a Body Atlas That Reveals Where We Feel Happiness and Shame blogs.discovermagazine.co…
The Bangkok police used Hello Kitty armbands to shame officers for minor offenses nytimes.com/2007/08/08/wo…
The actress who served as Lena Heady's body double in the nude "Walk of Shame" sequence in Game of Thrones, said that shooting the sequence was the best experience of her life newsleader.com/story/news…
In Bangalore, India, the government shames property tax defaulters by sending drummers to makes noise and wave banners outside of their properties until they pay their taxes. telegraphindia.com/112011…
The producer/director of Final Fantasy XIV, apologized for the terrible game they released at a press release for the newly rebuilt game. He cried during his speech claiming he will make up for bringing shame on the franchise. youtube.com/watch?v=JE9G3…
The movie Zombieland was originally meant to be based on zombie-survival game Left 4 Dead 2 but Valve, creators of the game, refused to allow any mention of the game in opening or closing credits. Shame really. imdb.com/title/tt1156398/…
The Maasai tribe rarely killed elephants because they believe they have human-like souls. However, ethnic violence and droughts have greatly hurt their traditional way of life and the high price of ivory has induced many Maasai to risk jail and tribal shame, and start poaching elephants. vanityfair.com/news/2011/…
Feminists joined a campaign by far right nationalists to shame men into enlisting in the WWI effort. These public shamings even happened to soldiers who were only out of uniform, and even happened to a soldier who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his service in Gallipoli. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
The white feather movement in England during WW1 had young patriotic girls from your neighborhood walk around and shame young men by calling them a β€˜coward’ and β€˜a disgrace’ publicly for not enlisting in the army. The girls then presented the men with a white feather. the-white-feather-movemen…
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson was famous among White House staffers for having no shame about asking people to follow him into the bathroom to continue conversations as he relieved himself. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
Today I learned of the Tarpeian Rock, an 80 foot high cliff in Ancient Rome where criminals were thrown down to their death and the public nature of the execution added shame to their families. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
Hitler considered modern art to be "degenerate". "Exhibitions of shame" were arranged to teach the public to despise modernist art. npr.org/2014/05/29/317034…
Today I learned of the Order of the White Feather which aimed to shame men into enlisting in the British Army by persuading young women to present them with a white feather if they were not wearing a uniform. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
The "E" in e-collar (the cone of shame) stands for Elizabethan. cuteness.com/article/make…
California bi-annually updates a list of its top 500 tax delinquents. The goal is to use public shame in order to coerce tax payments from deliquent individuals and companies. ftb.ca.gov/aboutFTB/Delin…
There is a grassroots organization in NYC whose goal it is to embarrass people who engage in street sexual harassment. Created in 2005, Holla Back encourages victims to take pictures of the harassers and post them along with their comments on the website. The worst are posted in the Holla Shame. ihollaback.org/
At DEF CON (a conference for hackers) there is a "Wall of Sheep" where personal information of attendees that get hacked are posted in order to shame them into having better protection. cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/08/…
A β€œwalk-off home run” or β€œwalk-off hit” in baseball actually describes the way in which a pitcher loses the game rather than how a batter wins the game. The walk-off describes the pitcher walking off the field (in shame) after throwing the pitch to lose his team the game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
Osculum infame is the name of a witch’s supposed ritual greeting upon meeting with the Devil. The name means The Shameful Kiss, or The Kiss of Shame since it involved kissing the devil's anus, his other mouth. According to folklore, it was this kiss that allowed the Devil to seduce women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osc…
The Elizabethan Collar aka "The Cone of Shame" was invented by Frank L. Johnson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Homesexual urges when repressed due to fear of shame can result in homophobia. The people who identified as most straight tended to associated themselves with gay-related words. nytimes.com/2012/04/29/op…
There's something psychologists call 'Self-Conscious Emotions': shame, guilt, embarrassment & pride (some incl. envy, jealousy, etc.). While self-conscious emotions can be helpful, they can also be tormenting. (Also called 'moral,' 'social,' or 'higher-order' emotions.) Addt'l links in Comments. youtube.com/watch?v=8vgVl…
There is a device used to shame men into sitting while they pee. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
The Earl of Oxford let out a fart when he bowed downed to Queen Elizabeth I and left the country for 7 years in shame. Upon his return to court the Queen commented "My lord, I had forgot the fart"! historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
Drummers were hired to play loudly outside of delinquent taxpayers' homes in Bangalore in order to shame them into paying overdue property tax. bbc.com/news/world-south-…
Bangkok, Thailand Police Officers are forced to wear a pink Hello Kitty armband on their uniform as a form of punishment. The chief of the Crime division states β€œThis new twist is expected to make them feel guilt and shame and prevent them from repeating the offense, no matter how minor.” nytimes.com/2007/08/07/wo…
Sean Penn was so insulted that the movie Team America insinuated there was "no shame in not voting," he wrote an angry letter to Matt Stone and Trey Parker signed, "a sincere fuck you, Sean Penn." imdb.com/title/tt0372588/…
"jaywalking" was invented by auto makers after the public became outraged by pedestrian deaths. They lobbied police to publicly shame transgressors by whistling, and even carrying women back to the sidewalk, instead of quietly reprimanding them. Theycoined the term because jay meant "hick" vox.com/2015/1/15/7551873…
In Thailand, police officers who are caught breaking laws are forced to wear Hello Kitty armbands (as Badge Of Shame) for a few days. nytimes.com/2007/08/07/wo…
System of a Down did a cover of Wu Tang Clans "Shame on a Nigga" youtube.com/watch?v=x0ZjZ…
During World War I, Russia created the Women's Battalion of Death to shame it's soldiers into fighting harder en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
Pro-anorexia groups exist and attempt to shame curvy celebrities hellogiggles.com/the-fat-…
Bullying, it seems, cuts both ways. The consequences of isolating or ostracizing another person may include heightened feelings of anger, shame, and guilt, as well as a sense of social disconnection. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The last notable case of someone committing seppuku (ritualistic suicide) was by Judo Gold Medalist Isao Inokuma in 2001, who committed seppuku in shame because he led his company to financial failure slumpedover.com/did-you-k…
In 2009 Dave Carroll created a music video to shame American Airlines for refusing to cover damage to his guitar. youtube.com/watch?v=5YGc4…
That, in some parts of Afghanistan, the number 39 is cursed or a badge of shame as it is purportedly linked with prostitution en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cur…
A pornographic film featuring a Sukarno look-alike was created by the CIA in the 1950s in an attempt to shame the first President of Indonesia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Misbehaving Bangkok police officers had to wear a tartan armband as a badge of shame, but it became a collectible. It was then replaced with a pink Hello Kitty version. nytimes.com/2007/08/08/wo…
:"Katanga Infanticide survivors", are a group of Japanese-Congolese people, who are seeking justice proper investigation in the cases of the J-C children who died in the 70s, supposedly of poisoning, to protect the honor of the Japanese men who didn't want shame by having this babi youtube.com/watch?v=_Vgn0…
When Ichiro Suzuki learned the Seattle Mariners were going to give him #51, the same number worn by pitching great Randy Johnson, he sent Johnson a personal message promising not to bring shame to the uniform jockbio.com/Bios/Suzuki_I…
The E-collar, or "Cone of Shame", is actual called an Elizabethan Collar due to it's resemblance to the ruffles worn during the Elizabethan era. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
Mutsuo Toi the Tsuyama Massacre killer, murdered his grandmother to spare her the shame of being branded as the woman who brought up a mass murderer. devastatingdisasters.com/…
A State in India hires eunuchs to dance and sing in front of businesses to shame them into paying overdue taxes. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
They make a giant Rubik's Cube called the V-Cube 7 which is 7x7x7 and puts the ordinal to shame. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-C…
When Ichiro Suzuki learned the Seattle Mariners were going to give him #51, the same number worn by pitching great Randy Johnson, he sent Johnson a personal message promising not to bring shame to the uniform. jockbio.com/Bios/Suzuki_I…
In the sands of the Atacama Desert, Chile, are the words β€œni pena ni miedo” which translate more or less as β€œNo shame nor fear”. The four words are in excess of 3.15 kilometres long, and together they form what must surely be the world’s largest poem. googlesightseeing.com/200…
Most of the cast on the MTV's "Jersey Shore" are actually from Staten Island. The hometown shame just never stops, does it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
Today I learned of an hour broadcast by CBS in 1960 by Edward Murrow about the plight of American migrant agricultural workers titled Harvest of Shame. youtube.com/watch?v=yJTVF…
The Pakistani government hires transgender women to shame people who don't pay taxes into paying cnn.com/2013/02/11/world/…
Frida Lyngstad ,one of the singers of the band ABBA is one of the most famous Lebensborn-children. Born to a German nazi officer and a Norwegian mother during the German occupation of Norway, she belonged to the "children of shame" – unwanted after the Germans lost the war. dw.de/children-of-shame-n…
Pakistan has one of the lowest tax filing rates in the developed world. So the government decided to employee Transgender tax collectors to shame citizens into paying their taxes. atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2…
The "cone of shame" is more formally known as the Elizabethan Collar in reference to the ruffle-like collars worn in Elizabethan times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…

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