Stephen Baldwin has a tattoo on his left shoulder of the initials "HM" for Hannah Montana. He got it because Miley Cryus told him he could cameo on the show if he had the initials tattooed on his body. He was never given the opportunity to cameo and now regrets getting the tattoo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
A dog was once inducted as an official crew member of a Norwegian fighting ship during World War 2. The canine was known for breaking up fights amongst his crew-mates by putting his paws on their shoulders and calming them down. The much-loved dog was buried with full military honors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam…
Over-exerting the neck can cause a stroke. This includes heavy lifting, surfing, holding a phone neck to shoulder - all can cause micro-tears in neck arteries. Carotid artery dissection is the most common cause of ischemic stroke in young people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Today I learned of the Siege of Weinsberg. A surrender allowed the women to leave with whatever they could carry, so the women lifted their husbands onto their shoulders and walked out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sie…
After one of his employees was shot and killed during a shootout, Colonel Sanders grabbed a gun and shot the perpetrator in the shoulder. msn.com/en-us/foodanddrin…
The entire world population could fit inside Los Angeles if each one of us stood shoulder to shoulder. lakecountrycalendar.com/n…
Today I learned about the Irish Elk, an extinct species of deer that stood 7 feet tall at the shoulders and had 12 foot wide antlers. The Irish Elk was the third largest deer to ever live, but had the largest and heaviest antler of any animal in the deer family. It went extinct 7000 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
The modern crew neck t-shirt was developed in 1932 after officials from the University of Southern California Trojans football team asked Jockey International, Inc. to develop an inexpensive undergarment to absorb sweat and prevent a football player's shoulder pads from causing chafing. 90thidpg.us/Equipment/Art…
Today I learned of Hatshepsut, the first female ruler of ancient Egypt who acted as a full pharaoh. In art, she had herself depicted as a male ruler; she wore a false beard, had her breasts reduced and deemphasized, and her shoulders portrayed as broad and manly. She brought Egypt into a period of prosperity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
The orphica, a predecessor of the modern keytar, was a portable piano that could be worn with a shoulder strap and played in a position similar to guitar. It was invented in the late 1700s. Only about 30 orphicas still exist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orp…
The "Spider-Man Lizard" or the Mwanza flat-headed rock agama is found in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya. Only the male is so brightly colored: head, neck, and shoulders are bright red, while the body is dark shiny blue. Males preferably have around five breeding partners and are highly territorial. amusingplanet.com/2012/04…
The entire world's population could fit in Los Angeles, standing shoulder-to-shoulder. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Emperor Penguins can be as tall as 1.3m (or 4ft 3in), reaching the shoulder of the average man- much larger than most people realize en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
Today I learned of Bartosz Ostalowski who lost is arms in a motorcycle accident only to become one of the best professional race car drifters in Europe. He steers with his feet and uses a special prosthetic attached to his shoulder to change gears on a highly modified Nissan Skyline V8. roadandtrack.com/motorspo…
Moose can weigh "as much as 1800 pounds [816.4663 kilograms]. They can grow to be 6.5 ft. [1.9812 meters] from hooves to shoulders." "Male moose have flat, wide antlers that can span six feet [1.8288 meters] from tip to tip." blog.nwf.org/2018/12/are-…
Today I learned about the Loyal Wives of Weinsberg; were part of the surrender negotiation was that all women could leave with whatever they could carry and the defenders (men) would be imprisoned. The women carried their belongings and their husbands on their shoulders. Saving them from being imprisoned. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sie…
After surviving the plane crash that killed three of his bandmates, Artimus Plyle (the drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd) was shot in the shoulder by a farmer as he stumbled though a field with a group of survivors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
When King Conrad III placed Weinsberg under siege, the castle wives made a deal which let them leave with whatever they could carry on their shoulders. Leaving everything else, each woman took her husband and carried him out. Conrad laughed and said, "A king should always stand by his word." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sie…
Nobel prize winning physicist Eric Cornell contracted a rare flesh eating bacteria that kills 30 percent of people infected. His left arm and shoulder was amputated as a result he now excitedly talks about the device used to cut away the skin and doesn't feel disabled kunc.org/post/eric-cornel…
Today I learned about Convair XFY Pogo, a fighter plane designed for vertical take-off and landing. Design flaws meant it struggled to slow down, and had to be landed with the pilot looking over his shoulder while carefully working the throttle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Wuhan's Guishan TV Tower is China's first self-developed TV tower, opened in 1986. It is located upon the northwestern shoulder of the mountain, reducing the impact upon the ancient temple set upon the peak en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor…
In 1998 the Carolina Panthers needed a safety. They moved Ryan Sutter from the practice squad to the active roster. On the opening kickoff he went for a tackle, severely injuring his shoulder, playing only 5 seconds. He never played in the NFL again making his career the shortest in NFL history. portablepress.com/blog/20…
Plaid is not meant to describe a pattern, it was an article of clothing (blanket draped over shoulder), the pattern is named tartan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
An Ohio magistrate was forced to resign after storming out of his courtroom and chasing down a woman, grabbing her shoulder. He made her back into the courtroom and sentenced her to three days in prison for "disrepectful and disruptive behavior" youtube.com/watch?v=N5Kd5…
Shoulder rumbles have reduced single-vehicle run-off-road crashes by up to 80%. safety.fhwa.dot.gov/roadw…
The NFL uses tracking chips embedded in players shoulder pads to record a players every move on the field. They are also located inside footballs to track: velocity, rotation ,ball speed and location. nytimes.com/2017/09/07/sp…
Lemon is 2.7 times more effective than Head&Shoulders shampoos at inhibiting Malassezia, a fungus known to cause dandruff. researchgate.net/publicat…
USC football player Marion Morrison, an early California bodysurfer, tore ligaments in his shoulder while riding the surf near Balboa Pier in 1926. Finished with organized sports, Morrison made his way to Hollywood and was renamed John Wayne. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bod…
British explorer Sir Samuel White Baker owned a gun he named the "Baby," a 2 bore rifle so absurdly powerful that it was almost unusable. As the largest caliber ever built for a shoulder gun, it fired a half pound shell that would outclass even a .50 BMG in terms of sheer force. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_b…
Violinists are completely holding the violin with their head and shoulder and just uses their hand for balance violinonline.com/howtohol…
During the Cretaceous there existed a group of bird-like animals called the Enantiornithes. These animals looked like birds but had reverse shoulder anatomy and became extinct with the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ena…
After his PhD thesis defense, philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein clapped the two examiners on the shoulder and said, "Don't worry, I know you'll never understand it." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lud…
From the late 17th century to early 18th century, poor people in America and England were required to wear colorful badges of the letter β€˜P’ upon their shoulders if they received any assistance. This was also used as a form of shaming the poor away from mainstream society. history.org/foundation/jo…
The Queen uses her purse (handbag) to send secret messages to her staff, such as swapping which shoulder it is on when she's done talking with a particular person and wants an excuse to leave the conversation. rd.com/culture/queen-eliz…
There is a robot you can carry on your shoulders while you run that feeds you tomatoes ibtimes.co.uk/meet-tomata…
Pork butts come from the shoulder of a pig but are located higher up on the foreleg, not from the rear end. cooksillustrated.com/arti…
Japan revolutionized olympic swimming. In 1920 they didn't even field a team. By 1932 in LA Japanese coach had used underwater cameras and sports science to upend Western conventions (e.g. square shoulders). That year, Japan won 5 of the 6 golds awarded, 4 silvers and 2 bronzes. youtube.com/watch?v=Ka2tj…
Telefol language uses a base-27 counting system. It maps to the fingers, wrists, lower arms, elbows, upper arms, and shoulders, sides of the neck, ears, eyes and nose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
When Einstein was asked if he stood on the shoulders of Newton, he replied β€œNo, on the shoulders of Maxwell” theguardian.com/science/2…
Churchill suffered a concussion and ruptured kidney jumping off a bridge, nearly drowned in a Swiss lake, fell from several horses, dislocated his shoulder while disembarking a ship in India, crashed a plane while learning to fly and was hit by car when crossing 5th Ave in New York history.com/news/10-thing…
Lottie Williams is the only person to have been hit by re-entering space debris. She was walking through a park in Tulsa Oklahoma in Jan 1997 at 3:30 am and felt a tapping on her shoulder. It was a piece of the fuel tank of a Delta II rocket launched in 1996. She was unhurt. foxnews.com/tech/2011/09/…
In the move Fight Club, Brad Pitt's reaction to getting punched in the ear by Edward Norton was real. Norton was instructed by the director to hit him in the ear instead of the shoulder last minute, to get a more genuine reaction. whatculture.com/film/10-i…
A woman jumped from a moving car after seeing a spider on her shoulder. The 9 year old passenger attempted to stop the car, hit the gas, and collided with a school bus. wqad.com/2015/09/21/woman…
The founder of Yamaha carried his first prototype reed organ over his shoulder on a pole (by foot!) through the mountains on his way to show it off at the Tokyo Music Institute. After it was criticized harshly, Yamaha studied music theory for months in order to deliver an improved prototype. hub.yamaha.com/the-yamaha…
Australian Military hats are bent up on one side to allow a rifle to be slung over that shoulder en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
Matt LeBlanc Dislocated his Shoulder during the filming of an episode of Friends, where the audience was made up of Pepsi contest winners. The set was shut down meaning Warner Brothers had to fly the winners home and then back out for another episode. youtu.be/hKQtufNc-C8?t=3m…
Today I learned of William Harvey Carney. Despite being shot in the face, shoulders, arms, and legs during battle, he never let the flag touch the ground. Saying, "Boys, I only did my duty; the old flag never touched the ground!" dod.defense.gov/News/Arti…
Issac Newton and Robert Hooke were bitter rivals, and Newton’s famous quote β€œIf I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants” was most likely a passive-aggressive attack on Hooke, who stood significantly shorter than Newton. io9.gizmodo.com/5877660/w…
Morgan Freeman was involved in a car accident in 2008 which broke his left shoulder, arm, and elbow, leaving his left hand paralyzed and forcing him to often wear a compression glove. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
The difference between a casket and a coffin lies in the design. Coffins are tapered at the head and foot and are wide at the shoulders. Caskets are rectangular in shape. burstows.com.au/arranging…
405 is a three-minute film released in June 2000 had a budget of $300, $140 was to pay two tickets for walking on the highway shoulder while filming. It was issued to them by California Highway Patrol Officer Dana Anderson (who is listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/405…
Disbarred attorney Jack Thompson once gave Janet Reno a form, asking about her sexuality. Reno responded by saying "I'm only interested in virile men; that's why I'm not interested in you." Thompson later sued her for battery due to her putting a hand on his shoulder en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
In a Peruvian goldmine miners work for 30 days with no pay but on the 31st day they get to bring home as much ore as they can carry on their shoulders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_…
In March 2015, Rey Mysterio accidentally killed his opponent Perro Aguayo Jr by performing a standard drop kick into his back/shoulder in a tag team match. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Before WWI Kaiser Wilhelm tried to impress Queen Wilhelmina of Holland by telling her "My guards are seven feet tall and yours are only shoulder-high to them." her reply was, "Quite true, Your Majesty, your guards are seven feet tall. But when we open our dikes, the water is ten feet deep!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
JFK may have survived his assassination if it were not for the fact he was wearing a brace for his bad back. Oswald's first shot hit him in the shoulder and chest, but the brace prevented him from slumping over, allowing Oswald to get a more accurate shot to the head. medicaldaily.com/jfk-assa…
The nerves that supply your diaphragm (the phrenic nerves) share a root with the nerves that supply sensation to your shoulders. When you have GI upset, your abdominal organs brush up against and may irritate these nerves which your brain misinterprets as shoulder tip pain. erj.ersjournals.com/conte…
The first basketball game ever played resulted in several black eyes, one seperated shoulder and one player being knocked unconscious. Creator James Naismith said "it certainly was murder". Rule changes followed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
On their way to the Battle of Trenton, the Revolutionary Army picked up a John Riker, a doctor, after passing his house. During the battle, a young lieutenant had an artery in his shoulder severed by a musket ball. Riker saved his life. The lieutenant....James Monroe. hekint.org/2017/01/30/doc…
"fundamentalist preachers" asked Fred Rogers to denounce homosexuality. In response, Mr. Rogers would pat the target on the shoulder and say, β€œGod loves you just as you are.” Rogers also belonged to a β€œMore Light” congregation of the Presbyterian Church dedicated to welcoming LGBT citizens. nedhardy.com/2013/04/23/t…
Prior to the rise of National Socialism, the 45th Infantry Division of the US Army had a swastika on their shoulder insignia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/45t…
Piggyback has nothing to do with pigs. It started out as pick pack, carrying something on the back or shoulders, then pick-a-pack (piggyback). worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-…
Hollywood "tough guy" actor Humphrey Bogart was a male victim of domestic violence. His third wife (Mayo Methot) once stabbed him in the shoulder & threatened him with a pistol at a party. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
When Margaret Keane sued her ex-husband, Walter Keane for plagiarizing, The judge asked both of them to paint a painting in front of the courtroom. Walter declined, saying he had a sore shoulder, whereas Margerat completed her painting in 53 minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh was based on the author's son by the same name who later grew to despise his father for having "climbed on [his] infant shoulders and filched [him] of [his] good name," through the works. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Canada's first female Prime Minister, Kim Campbell, was likened to Madonna for her racy portrait by another Member of Parliament. The Italian press reported that she had posed with nude men because of a mistranslation of "bare shoulders." cbc.ca/archives/entry/kim…
The Great Sphinx of Giza was once abandoned and buried by sand up to its shoulders. Despite several partial excavations over thousands of years, it was not completely excavated until 1936. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Pork butt is actually meat from the pig’s front shoulder, not its butt. modernfarmer.com/2014/03/…
Rat meat is a delicacy in many places throughout the world and is described as β€œthe most delicious meat imaginable” and β€œlike slow roasted pork shoulder. bbc.com/future/story/2015…
Being excluded from social interaction or 'Getting the Cold Shoulder' actually lowers your physical body temperature. nytimes.com/2012/12/09/op…
Lisztomania was a term coined to describe the frenzy that Franz Liszt's performances induced in his audiences, causing them to "literally attack him: tear bits of his clothing, fight over broken piano strings and locks of his shoulder-length hair. npr.org/2011/10/22/141617…
The Slow Loris feels threatened when it is "tickled". It raises its arms to collect venom in its shoulder. Specimens that are sold as pets have had their teeth removed and cannot bite anymore. youtube.com/watch?v=otTNx…
I learned that the REM lyric "I've seen things you'll never see" is a reference to Roy Batty's "Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion" speech in Blade Runner songexploder.net/rem
"Ted Baker" is just a name the founder, Ray Kelvin, came up with because he was scared he would fail and go bankrupt. Kelvin is also allegedly guilty of giving unwanted hugs and shoulder massages to his former and current staff. telegraph.co.uk/finance/n…
There was a wolf subspecies, Canis Lupus Arces, larger than the dire wolf were up until the early 1900s, when it was driven to extinction. Estimates of the largest recorded individual wolf of this breed say 4.5ft at the shoulder and were said to have been 7 feet long not including the tail. eol.org/pages/1268606/det…
In 1968, Billy Joel looped some random cables around his shoulder, put on a fake Bristish accent, and pretended to be Jimi Hendrix's roadie to sneak into a concert. He wound up being convincing enough to actually be put to work as a stagehand during the show. kshe95.com/news/real-rock…
In Japan, it is acceptable to take a nap on a strangers shoulder on a train cnn.com/2012/10/26/world/…
After Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong was a UC aeronautical engineering professor for almost a decade. Most faculty and students respectfully avoided mentioning his past accomplishments, but student outliers would climb on each other’s shoulders to peer into his office window magazine.uc.edu/issues/04…
Today I learned about Emma Rowena Gatewood, aka Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail. She did it in 1955 at the age of 67, wearing Keds sneakers and carrying an army blanket, a raincoat, and a plastic shower curtain, which she carried in a homemade bag slung over one shoulder. sectionhiker.com/the-real…
In 2012, an Iowa Man was arrested for a DUI. He had a parrot on his shoulder and a zebra in the back seat. The man's girlfriend reported that they all loved going for car rides. kctv5.com/story/18696296/…
Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in the movie "The Passion of the Christ", was was struck by lightning while shooting Sermon on the Mount. He also dislocated his shoulder carrying the cross, caught pneumonia and a lung infection, endured cuts, scrapes and backaches from the chains he bore. today.com/popculture/cavi…
The acnestis is the hard to reach area on your back between your shoulder blades. blog.csoftintl.com/acnest…
After visiting with Humphrey Bogart, who was suffering from Esophageal Cancer, Spencer Tracy gave Bogart a pat on the shoulder and said "Goodnight, Bogie." Bogart placed his hand on Tracy's and replied "Goodbye, Spence." Bogart fell into a coma and died the next day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
Classic Greek and Roman statues of the male form were made to match the ideal of the time: β€œgood chest, a clear complexion, broad shoulders, a moderate tongue, sturdy buttocks, and a small genteel penis.” mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The phrase "A chip on the shoulder" comes from the ancient right of shipwrights within the Royal Navy Dockyards, to take home a daily allowance of offcuts of timber phrases.org.uk/meanings/c…
The Angel and Devil on the shoulders actually comes from Islam. In Islam, everyone has two angels that sit on each shoulder and they write down the good and bad deeds of that person's life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kir…
Matt Leblanc dislocated his shoulder in the FRIENDS episode "The One Where No One's Ready" when Joey and Chandler were fighting over who gets to sit in the chair. In the next episode Joey is wearing a sling because he got hurt jumping on the bed. youtube.com/watch?v=hKQtu…
During one of his innumerable Presidential affairs, John F. Kennedy tore a groin muscle and had to wear a stiff shoulder-to-groin brace that prevented the reflexive ducking which might have saved him from the second, fatal, assassin's bullet. (PDF: par 3 pg 5) bztv.typepad.com/Winter/D…
There is a breed of dog that has almost been extinct twice in the last 100 years. Looks like a fox, 24 toes, fully rotating shoulders, super flexi-neck, closeable ears and loyal to boot. lundehund.com/the%20lunde…
The drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd survived their tragic plane crash, and was then shot in the shoulder by the farmer he was hoping would help him. easyreadernews.com/74326/…
Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Sean Bean, Dominic Monaghan, and Viggo Mortensen all have the Elvish number 9 tattooed on their shoulders to symbolize being members of The Fellowship of the Ring. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian…
A white dove landed on Fidel Castro's shoulder while he gave a speech, just after he liberated Cuba. It sat there one hour. muse.jhu.edu/journals/the…
120 battle suits representing "grunts, dogs and tanks" weighing up to 130 pounds (59 kg) were handcrafted for Edge of Tomorrow. Each actor needed 4 people to help put on the suits and between takes they would be suspended by chains from iron frames to take the weight off their shoulders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edg…
Highway shoulder rumble strips were developed in Pennsylvania in 1989 by Neil E. Wood. When their initial trial produced a 70% reduction in drift-off-road accidents, they were installed across the PA Turnpike. usroads.com/journals/p/ri…
Wrestling great Bruno Sammartino and his mother were forced to hide on a mountaintop for 14 months during WWII when Nazis invaded their village and killed anyone in sight. They lived on snow and wildflowers, and his mother was shot in the shoulder during one of her trips to sneak food. triblive.com/x/pittsburgh…
The phrases "Lock, stock, and barrel" and "Cold shoulder" were both coined by Sir Walter Scott. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
The first pitching machine was built in 1897. It was a shoulder mounted cannon that could shoot baseballs at 70 mph. futilitycloset.com/2015/0…
Mini golf was invented in 1867 because women couldn't play 'real golf' because Victorian manners meant women couldn't raise clubs over their shoulders on backswings. mentalfloss.com/blogs/arc…
Monarchs once knighted people by slapping them in the ear instead of tapping their swords on the knights shoulders en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
Following the deadly 1977 crash of the plane carrying the band Lynyrd Skynyrd into a Mississippi swamp, the survivors sought help at a nearby farmhouse, only to have the farmer who lived there shoot the band's drummer in the shoulder. easyreadernews.com/74326/…

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