The Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact inspired 6 independent films, "centered around an impending impact event that threatens to end most or all life on Earth," to all be release within a three-year span of each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
Today I learned about Wilhelm Voigt, a 57-year-old German shoemaker who whilst impersonating a German army officer managed to convince an entire squad of soldiers to help him rob the Mayor's office and arrest the mayor. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Today I learned about Eugene Shoemaker. He was a geologist in the mid 1900's who wanted to go to the moon. He failed the medical exam to go to the moon, but he still helped train astronauts on Apollo 11,12, 13. After dying in a car crash his ashes made it to the moon. To this day they're still there. wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene…
NEAR Shoemaker, the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid, did so just before Valentine's Day 2001, on the near-Earth asteroid Eros, named after the Greek counterpart to Cupid. astrobio.net/meteoritesco…
In 1994 the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 broke apart and struck Jupiter, giving scientists their first ever look at an extraterrestrial collision of Solar System objects. One impact had 600 times more force than the entire world’s nuclear arsenal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Eugene Merle Shoemaker is the only person with remains placed on a celestial body outside Earth. On July 18, 1997 Shoemaker died in a car crash while on an expedition for crater sites in Australia. On July 31, 1999, some of his ashes were carried to the Moon by the Lunar Prospector space probe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug…
Today I learned of the USA’s first female Sheriff, Florence Shoemaker Thompson. In 1936, she succeeded her husband, who had died of pneumonia, and oversaw the last public execution in the country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
A cordwainer is a shoemaker who makes new shoes from new leather, as opposed to cobblers who repair shoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Eugene Shoemaker is the only human buried on the moon. nbcnews.com/id/3077929/ns…
About Eugene Shoemaker: The Only Human Buried on the Moon science.howstuffworks.com…
The wealthiest families in modern day Florence have generally remained the same over the last 600 years. With "The wealthiest surnames in Florence today belonging to families that, in 1429, were members of the shoemakers' guild -- at the 97th percentile of income" anarchimedia.com/2019/01/…
Today I learned about Russian Reindeer shoes. The leather was recovered from a Danish brigantine that went down in a storm more than 200 years ago off the coast of Plymouth, England, and the Duke of Cornwall who controls those waters, only allows one shoemaker to use the material. nytimes.com/2006/11/02/fa…
Today I learned about the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport, a tiny airstrip near Green River, Wyoming. In 1994, a bill was passed stating that any alien from Jupiter who needed refuge from asteroids (an apparent reference to Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9) could come to Green River, hence the name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
In 1998, planetary scientist Eugene Shoemaker's ashes and epitaph were launched into space on the Lunar Prospector spacecraft, where they landed on the moon as intended on July 31, 1999. He is the only human to have remains on any celestial body aside from Earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug…
Today I learned about Saint Homobonus, the patron saint of business people, tailors, shoemakers, and clothworkers, as well as of Cremona, Italy. catholic.org/saints/saint…
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter in 1994, after being broken apart from Jupiter's tidal gravity. One fragment struck the planet's surface with the estimated energy of 6 million megatons of TNT (600 times the world's nuclear arsenal) and created a dark spot over 12,000 km across. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Today I learned of Patricia Stallings, convicted of the murder of her infant son (antifreeze poisoning) and sentenced to life in prison. Biochemists W. Sly, J. Shoemaker, and P. Rinaldo investigated her case and found that her son died of methylmalonic acidemia. The prosecutors dropped the case in 1991. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
A man named Gregory W. Nemitz claimed ownership of Asteroid 433 Eros, on which NEAR Shoemaker landed in 2001. His company Orbital Development issued NASA a parking ticket for $20. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…
Eugene Shoemaker is the only person to be buried on the moon. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Eugene Shoemaker, who co-discovered comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, died in a car crash on his way to see comet Hale-Bopp. Some of his ashes were taken to the moon in 1999, making him the only person to be buried on a celestial body outside Earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
In 1924, German shoemaker Adolf Dassler let his brother, Rudolf, join his sports shoemaking company. During WWII, they grew to hate each other and in 1948, Rudolf started his own company across town. Adolf, aka Adi, changed his company's name to Adidas; Rudolf started Puma. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
In 1906 a German shoemaker, Wilhelm Voigt, impersonated a military officer and tricked a group of soldiers into helping him rob a small town. Kaiser Willhelm II thought it was so funny that he personally pardoned Voigt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The ashes of Eugene Merle Shoemaker, the founder of the field of planetary science, were buried on the moon. To date, he is the only person whose ashes have been buried on the Moon. angelfire.com/planet/go52…
A 19th-century shoemaker named Pierre Picaud may have been the basis for the character The Count of Monte Cristo. In 1807, Picaud was engaged to marry a rich woman, but three jealous friends falsely accused him of being a spy and he was imprisoned for seven years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
The NEAR Shoemaker probe landed on the asteroid Eros on February 12, 2001 science.nasa.gov/missions…
An 18th century shoemaker trained cats to play the dulcimer, took his "Cat Opera" on the road, and made a lot of scratch. books.google.com/books?id…
Henry Shoemaker, a farmhand from Indiana, cast the deciding vote to elect Rep. Madison Marsh. Marsh in turn cast the deciding vote to elect Sen. Edward Hannegan. And Hannegan cast the deciding vote to start the Mexican-American War. in.gov/ActiveCalendar/Eve…
Eugen Merle Shoemaker is the only person buried on the moon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug…
In the French region of Alsace, homes were color-coded based on the occupation of their owners. Bakers, butchers, and shoemakers for instance would each paint their homes in the same color within a town. about-france.com/regions/…
The patron saint of business people, tailors, shoemakers and clothworkers is Saint Homobonus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
The first spacecraft to land on an asteroid (NEAR Shoemaker) wasn't designed to be lander spaceflightnow.com/near/0…
Right before being nominated for the Academy Award for Gangs of New York, Daniel Day Lewis was working as a shoemaker/cobbler in Italy. movies.nytimes.com/person…
A geologist named Gene Shoemaker was the only man to have been buried on a celestial body other than Earth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug…
Jimmy Choo was Princess Di’s Shoemaker smh.com.au/lifestyle/fash…
Eugene Shoemaker is the only person whose ashes have been buried on any celestial body outside Earth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug…
A group of cobblers (shoemakers) is called a drunkenship (or drunkship) of cobblers myuniversalfacts.com/2006…
Daniel Day-Lewis is a shoemaker en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
A shoemaker in Saint-Pierre narrowly survived three volcanic eruptions and pyroclastic flows in one year, including the 1902 Mount Pelee eruption that killed all but two of the 30,000 inhabitants and leveled the town. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C…
Pietro Aretino, son of a shoemaker, pretended to be nobleman. He was best known for his satirical attacks, often amounting to blackmail, on the powerful. He grew wealthy on gifts of nobles who feared his satire. britannica.com/biography/…
Green River, Wyoming has an Intergalactic Spaceport meant to receive refugees displaced by the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact on Jupiter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Salvatore Ferragamo, who already had the reputation as 'Shoemaker to the Stars', could not fathom why his shoes pleased the eye yet hurt the foot, so he proceeded to study anatomy at the University of Southern California en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
In 1994 when the comet chain on comet Shoemaker Levy-9 hit Jupiter, each impact released more energy than all of the worlds nuclear arsenals combined. youtube.com/watch?v=J-Ld9…
In China, the Three Stooges are known as "Three Smelly Shoemakers." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Even though the UN does not recognize extraterrestrial real estate, people have tried to claim space land, such as Gregory W. Nemitz. He claimed ownership of Asteroid 433 Eros, on which NEAR Shoemaker landed in 2001 and then his company issued NASA a parking ticket for $20. erosproject.com/legal.htm…
Eugene Shoemaker is the only person to have his ashes spread on the moon en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
George Robert Twelves Hewes was a lowly shoemaker, witness to the Boston Massacre, member of the Tea Party, a Revolutionary War vet on land and sea, and a celebrated hero on his "100th" birthday in the 1830s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
A German shoemaker named Wilhelm Voigt impersonated a Captain and robbed the town of KΓΆpenick en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The first observation of an extraterrestrial collision in Solar System was in 1994 Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 and Jupiter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
One of the men who discovered the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 is buried on the moon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug…

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