Hermann Gรถring's brother strongly opposed the Nazi party, and forged his brother's signature so people could leave the country. Once, he joined Jews who had to scrub the streets, so the SS officer stopped the activity in order not to humiliate Hermann Gรถring. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albโ€ฆ
The Gorkhas, soldiers native to the Kingdom of Gorkha, present-day Nepal, are well known for their fearlessness and combat prowess. They wield the signature Khukuri knife, a forward-curving traditional Nepali knife. In WWII, they fought with Allies against Axis powers in Asia and Europe. abc.net.au/news/2018-06-0โ€ฆ
All Treasurers of the USA have been women since 1949. Their signatures appear on all paper money. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treโ€ฆ
The United States Constitution contains 4,543 words including the signatures, and 7,591 words including the 27 amendments. constitutionfacts.com/us-โ€ฆ
John Dee (known for being her Majestyโ€™s dark conjuror) was the inspiration for the James Bond franchise. Dee & Queen Elizabeth I secretly corresponded through letters that were written in secret code. His coded signature on the letters was 007. woe.edu.pl/content/dr-johโ€ฆ
2 donkeys that have been together for 10 years at a zoo in Poland were separated after a local politician and parents complained about them mating in front of children. Experts weighted in and a petition to rejoin them got 7,000 signatures so the zoo put them back together. thestar.com/news/world/20โ€ฆ
โ€˜Reach Out I'll Be Thereโ€™ was written to be at the very top of vocalist Levi Stubbโ€™s range, so that his voice would strain & crack trying to sing it. The band begged for it to not be released. It became their signature tune, and Rolling Stone ranked it as 206th greatest song of all time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reaโ€ฆ
Babalu, Ricky Ricardo's signature song on I Love Lucy, is a tribute to an Afro-Cuban god, Babalu-Aye, one of the seven main gods of Santeria. npr.org/templates/story/sโ€ฆ
A top-level Dutch football club signed up an 18-month old for a ten year contract, after his father posted a video of the boy kicking a ball into his toy chest 3 times in a row. After scribbling his signature for the club, the toddler celebrated with a glass of orange juice en.espn.co.uk/football/spโ€ฆ
Alan Rickman's signature sound was the result of a speech impediment when he could not move his lower jaw properly as a child. advocate.com/arts-entertaโ€ฆ
Musical artist Kelis, famous for "Milkshake" song, is a chef with a signature Milkshake recipe. foodandwine.com/desserts/โ€ฆ
Jeans were originally dyed blue with a natural indigo dye, which was chosen for the way it interacted with cotton. When heated, most dyes penetrate cotton fibers but indigo dye attaches to the fibers' surface. Some of the molecules escape over time, giving jeans the signature faded look. businessinsider.com/why-jโ€ฆ
Keanu Reeves was forced to shoot a film after a friend forged his signature on the films contract. 'The Watcher' went down as one of his worst movies by critics. cheatsheet.com/entertainmโ€ฆ
The lower left side of Sylvester Stallone's face (including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin) is paralyzed due to a nerve being accidentally severed during his birth, which gave him his signature snarling look and slurred speech. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylโ€ฆ
NASA, using a modified Boeing 747 equipped with a Faint Object infraRed Camera, has detected an infrared emission peak on the Moon at 6 ฮผm. This is the specific wavelength that acts as a signature for water molecules. snippetscience.com/nasa-hโ€ฆ
There are no surviving manuscripts written in Shakespeare's own hand. His handwriting is only known from six surviving signatures. The spelling of each signature is also inconsistent: Willm Shakp, William Shakspฤ“r, Wm Shakspฤ“, William Shakspere, Willm Shakspere, and William Shakspeare. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaโ€ฆ
There was a Victoria's Secret "The Perfect Body" ad that sparked controversy in 2014 because it featured thin underwear-clad female models who all had the same figure. A petition asking the company to apologize for their "harmful marketing campaign" reached nearly 10,000 signatures. foxnews.com/entertainmentโ€ฆ
Nike Air shoes are no more than a marketing gimmick, they were never designed to make you run faster, and many famous athletes do not even wear their own signature models because they are not ideal for competition. gizmodo.com/the-brilliantโ€ฆ
Billy Joel's signature song, "Piano Man" is based on Joel's real-life experiences as a lounge musician. John-the-bartender, Paul-the-real-estate-novelist, and the waitress are all real people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piaโ€ฆ
In 2000, Canadian opposition leader Stockwell Day proposed referendums on internet petitions if they reached 350,000 signatures - or about 3% of the population. A comedian proposed that Stockwell Day legally change his first name to Doris. It got over 370,000 signatures cbc.ca/news/canada/doris-โ€ฆ
Scatman John Larkin developed his signature style from his stutter. โ€œMy greatest problem in my childhood is now my greatest asset. I'm trying to the kids that your biggest problems contain a source of strength to not only step over those problems, but all our other problems as well.โ€ urbo.com/content/scatman-โ€ฆ
Lalo Schifrin based the rhythm of the iconic Theme from Mission: Impossible on the letters M I rendered in Morse code ( _ _ . . ) where each dash has a beat and a half, and each dot has a single beat, the syncopated rhythm fitting the song's time signature of 5/4. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theโ€ฆ
"blue raspberry" is simply artificial raspberry flavoring, and its widespread use of being colored blue is credited to the ICEE brand who wanted their signature flavors (the other being red cherry) to match their logo. bonappetit.com/entertainiโ€ฆ
In 2013 a petition requesting that the United States Government build a Death Star reached 25,000 signatures, the threshold requiring the White House office to make a response. One part of the response was, "The Administration does not support blowing up planets." space.com/19246-death-staโ€ฆ
Today I learned of a musician named Elizabeth Cotten. She was a self-taught left-handed guitarist, who played a guitar strung for a right-handed player. She played it upside down, as she was left-handed. Her signature style became known as "Cotten picking", and she is known today as a pioneer in the folk genre. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliโ€ฆ
Little Caesers signature Crazy Bread is just sliced pizza crust covered with butter and garlic. fabulesslyfrugal.com/reciโ€ฆ
Dogs can use their highly evolved sense of smell to detect the odor signatures of various types of cancer in humans. health.com/condition/ovarโ€ฆ
That"Piano Man", Billy Joel's signature song, is in the National Recording Registry, along with Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. loc.gov/item/prn-16-056/
Ian Fleming invented James Bondโ€™s signature Vodka Martini purely to create โ€œan illusion of depthโ€, and hated the drink when he tried making it a few months later theguardian.com/theguardiโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Six Californias, a proposed initiative in 2016 to split California into six separate states: Jefferson, North California, Silicon Valley, Central California, West California, and South California. The initiative failed to meet the required signatures to make the ballot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixโ€ฆ
In 2009 an ascot-wearing Jeopardy! contestant and "self-proclaimed gadabout" successfully hid a drawing of a dick in his podium signature gawker.com/5325119/meet-jโ€ฆ
The Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchinโ€™s official signature on United Statesโ€™ currency is written in print. coinworld.com/news/precioโ€ฆ
In 1965, 21 yr old Al Kooper bluffed his way into the studio where Bob Dylan was recording Highway 61 Revisited. Although he didn't know how to play the Hammond organ or even turn it on, his improvised intro & off the beat riffs became the signature groove & sound of "Like A Rolling Stone". rollingstone.com/music/muโ€ฆ
In 2012 an online petition was made to the White House asking to build a Death Star. The petition gained enough signatures (25,000) to warrant an actual response from the government. bbc.com/news/world-us-canโ€ฆ
There are three common musical key signature naming systems in use: The C-D-E-F-G-A-B system in the Anglosphere and East Asia, C-D-E-F-G-A-H system used in the historically German influenced areas and do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si solfege in all Romance speaking and influenced countries/colonies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyโ€ฆ
The legendary band Dread Zeppelin was, for all intents and purposes dissolved and without its signature lead singer, Tortelvis, and they only reformed because INXS were big fans and wanted them to open their US shows in 1993. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreโ€ฆ
The signature drum-intensive tune [https://youtu.be/-4_d_6A8nE0 ] that used to precede any CBS Special Presentation (Charlie Brown cartoons, etc) was actually a snippet taken from the original "Hawaii-50" TV theme song. considerable.com/health/aโ€ฆ
Basketball Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon wore off-brand shoes. To combat the robberies and killings for shoes that was common at the time, he even released his own signature shoe with Spalding, for $34.95. theguardian.com/sport/bloโ€ฆ
The neon lights above Gordon Ramsey Steakhouse in Las Vegas are actual recorded hand movements of Gordon Ramsey making his signature dish Beef Wellington tripadvisor.com/LocationPโ€ฆ
Keanu Reeves was forced into doing The Watcher when a friend forged his signature on a contract theguardian.com/film/2001โ€ฆ
Comedian Redd Foxx signature comedy bit involved faking a heart attack. So when he had a real heart attack on the set of his TV show, his castmates thought he was trying to be funny. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theโ€ฆ
Today I learned of The Guardian Angels. A grouped formed in 1979 to combat violence in the NYC subway system. Trained in patrol & citizens arrest, members are told if other citizens' lives are endangered, they are allowed to do whatever is lawful and necessary. They can be spotted by their signature red beret. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaโ€ฆ
Today I learned about James Joseph Dresnok who was one of 6 known U.S. soldiers who defected to North Korea. He defected in 1962 to avoid punishment for forging signatures and going AWOL. While in North Korea he worked as actor in propaganda films and as an English teacher, got married twice, and died in 2016. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamโ€ฆ
US Army still has dummy tanks. They have dummy M1 tanks that imitate not only in appearance but also in its heat signature in order to appear real to infrared detectors. These decoys cost only $3,300, compared to $4.35 million for a real M1. It's the same size as a duffel bag when disassembled. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dummy_โ€ฆ
The idea for In-N-Out signature crossed palms came from the 1963 comedy Itโ€™s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, in which thereโ€™s a search for a buried treasure thatโ€™s hidden beneath four crossed palm trees. thedailymeal.com/eat/realโ€ฆ
Japan does not accept signatures on official documents (banks, real estate and business) but require a โ€˜hankoโ€™ which is an official carved wooden or stone seal pressed in ink nippon.com/en/features/jgโ€ฆ
The signature melody of Coldplay's maybe most famous song was taken from Kraftwerk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talโ€ฆ
The actress who played one of the prostitutes in "Fargo" was also one of the movie's dialect coaches and taught lead actress Frances McDormand the movie's signature "Yeah?"-"Yeah" head-nod. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farโ€ฆ
There's a genre of music called Breakcore that utilizes traditional elements of hardcore, breakbeat, and drum n bass but at insane tempos and in non-traditional song structures and time signatures usually through manipulating samples. Venetian Snares is an example of one such artist. wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakcโ€ฆ
Major orange juice producers add chemical fragrances called "flavor packs" to their juice to provide the signature taste of their brand because OJ loses its flavor during pasteurization and de-oxygenation. civileats.com/2009/05/06/โ€ฆ

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