Since the death of Freddie Mercury Queen bassist John Deacon has lived a reclusive life and has only played with the band three more times, the last in 1997. He lives with his wife of 45 years and has six children. According to the 2019 Sunday Times Rich List, he's worth Β£130 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Ice Cream Sundae's were first created in the late 1800's to bypass "blue" laws outlawing ice cream soda's on Sunday, and instead served ice cream with the syrup of your choice without the soda, thereby complying with the law en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
Today I learned about Fitzwilliam Notebook, which was a diary kept by Isaac Newton when he was 19 or 20 years old. It contained a list of Newton's 57 deeds that he considered sins. The list included entries like 'making pies on Sunday night', 'calling Dorothy Rose a jade' etc. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
It is illegal in Alabama to play cards on Sunday. According to section 13A-12-1 of the Alabama code, those who break this rule shall be fined not less than $10.00 nor more than $100.00, and may also be imprisoned for maximum three months. law.justia.com/codes/alab…
This Sunday (02-02-2020) the date is written the same backward and forward β€” for everyone in the world β€” which hasn't happened in 900 years disrn.com/news/sundays-da…
Chick-fil-A Makes More Per Restaurant Than McDonald's, Starbucks and Subway Combined … and It's Closed on Sundays entrepreneur.com/article/…
According to PornHub, the most popular day to watch porn is on Sunday, while the least-popular is Friday. fatherly.com/health-scien…
Today I learned about "Black Sunday", Disneyland's disastrous opening day. Asphalt poured that morning melted in the 101 Β°F weather, counterfeit tickets added 3x the park's capacity, a plumbers' strike forced Walt to choose running toilets over water fountains, vendors ran out of food, rides were hijacked, etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Today I learned of the Raines Sandwich. In 1896, New York passed the Raines law to reduce Sunday drinking. The law had a loophole allowing bars to serve alcohol only with a meal. Staff added a sandwich to every drink order, then took it away, serving it to the next customer - the sandwich often lasted all day. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Shock rocker Alice Cooper is now a born again Christian who attends Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, California, and even teaches Sunday School gospelherald.com/articles…
The first "cocktail party" ever thrown was allegedly by Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri, in May 1917. Walsh invited 50 guests to her home at noon on a Sunday. The party lasted an hour, until lunch was served at 1 pm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
Some historians claim, but haven't proven conclusively, that the name β€œsundae” was created in response to the β€œBlue Laws” which said that ice cream sodas could not be sold on Sundays because they were to β€œfrilly.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
For a period of time in 2010, Ozzy Osbourne was the health columnist in the British Sunday Times happymag.tv/ozzy-osbourne…
Russia removed Saturday and Sunday from the calendar for 11 years to create a "continuous working week" from 1929 to 1940. history.com/news/soviet-u…
The Ash Wednesday ashes come from burning the palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday. cruxnow.com/church-in-the…
Today I learned about Eli Herring, a former Offensive Tackle for BYU who turned down an NFL contract to become a math teacher because he didn’t want playing on Sunday to come between him and his religion. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
The week actually starts on Sunday in America thetylt.com/culture/sunda…
Today I learned about Exclusive and Inclusive Counting. In English-speaking countries Sunday is seven days from Sunday (Mon, Tue, Wed, etc.), we exclude the initial Sunday. In Romance languages Sunday is eight days from Sunday, the first Sunday is included in the counting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cou…
The largest News Paper to ever be printed for one day was the New York Times. It was a Sunday, October 17, 1965. The paper had a total of 15 sections including a total of 946 pages and weighted a whopping 7 1/2 lbs or 3.40 kg. bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discove…
From 1958 to 1962, illustrator and futurist Arthur Radebaugh thrilled newspaper readers in a Sunday strip enticingly called β€œCloser Than We Think”. He envisioned Tranquilizer Warfare, Jetpack Mailmen, a Highway to Russia, Circular Runways, and Pogo-Stick Cop Cars. designyoutrust.com/2018/1…
A 1932 war game included a surprise attack against Pearl Harbor from 152 carrier-borne aircraft on a Sunday morning. Umpires awarded the victory to the defending forces, saying that precision bombing of battleships was unrealistic. military.com/navy/pearl-h…
The National Art Gallery of Australia holds a monthly 'Sensory Sunday' where people on the autism spectrum, those with social anxiety and other neuro diverse folk can visit works of art in a more relaxed environment the-riotact.com/events/ar…
How in 1484 the alchemist Giovanni Mercurio rode into Rome wearing a bloody robe, crown of thorns, and silver halo, marching into St. Peter's Basilica in the middle of Palm Sunday mass and depositing an alchemical essay called β€˜The Eternal Gospel’ on the altar, and immediately fleeing town en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gio…
Americans in Germany frequently get into trouble because they mow their lawns on sundays and holidays, which is a punishable offense in Germany. German law forbids making excessive noise on sundays and holidays, aswell as from 10PM to 7AM on weekdays. kaiserslauternamerican.co…
Denmark, due to high prices from the 1973 oil crisis, had car free Sundays from November 1973 to February 1974, during which highways were used only by cyclists and roller skaters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Monday isn't the first day of the week in many countries. Most of you start with Sunday apparently. And some even with Saturday. chartsbin.com/view/41671
In the United States the reason voting takes place on a Tuesday is in 1845 it could take rural farmers up to a day of travelling by horse and cart to get to a voting station. Wednesday was typically market day and Sunday was the Biblical Sabbath so Tuesday was chosen to allow ample travel time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Ice Cream sundaes were invented when it became illegal to sell ice-cream sodas on a Sunday in the American town of Evanston during the late 19th century. To get around the problem some traders replaced the soda with syrup and called the dessert an "Ice Cream Sunday." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
Monday is named after the moon, Sunday is named after the sun, and Saturday is named after Saturn. friesian.com/week.htm
The song "Superman" (1986 REM, Life's Rich Pageant) was a cover of "Superman" written in 1969 by record producer Gary Zekley and performed by The Clique as a b-side to their cover of a Tommy James song "Sugar on Sunday." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Thanksgiving is the biggest day for food consumption in the US followed by Super Bowl Sunday en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Ray Stevens was the first person to hit the charts with the Johnny Cash hit Sunday Morning Coming Down which was written by Kris Kristofferson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
There's a satirical version of the Pasadena Rose Parade called the Doo Dah Parade which was started in 1978 all because the city wouldn't allow parades on Sundays en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doo…
Ben & Jerry’s was originally going to be a bagel company, but Ben and Jerry found the bagel-making equipment to be too pricey. Their plan was to deliver bagels, lox, cream cheese, and the New York Times on Sunday mornings. benjerry.com/whats-new/20…
The large toy shop 'The Entertainer' is the only British retailer to not open on Sundays or sell toys the founder considers from the occult like Harry Potter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The concept of a two-day Saturday/Sunday weekend first arose in the industrial north of Britain in the early part of the 19th century. It was originally a voluntary arrangement between factory owners and workers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
In the Middle Ages, Catholic women were prohibited from having sex on Sundays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, on feast days, while fasting for Lent or Advent or while "impure" (menstruation, pregnancy, 40 days after giving birth & while nursing). Everything but missionary position was considered sodomy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
There have been nineteen different Bloody Sundays, and four of them were in or related to Ireland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
Germany has mandatory quiet time from 1pm to 3pm and 10pm to 6am Monday- Saturday and all day Sundays and holidays. allkmc.com/quiet-hours-in…
There is a strip club in Canada that doubles as a church on Sunday vice.com/en_ca/read/we-vi…
After Sunday (the Sun) and Monday (the Moon), every day of the week is named after Anglo-Saxon derivatives of mythical gods. i.e. Wednesday after Woden, or Odin, Thursday after Thor, and so on. almanac.com/fact/where-di…
Today I learned of Anthony Mascarenhas, a Pakistani journalist who dared to write the truth about the atrocities committed by Pakistan in Bangladesh in 1971. He flew to UK to β€˜visit a sick sister’ and agreed to get it run in the Sunday Times. The story ran the day after he snuck his family out of Pakistan. bbc.com/news/world-asia-1…
'Pizza' first appeared in a Latin text from 997 AD. The text states that a tenant of a property must give the bishop twelve pizzas every Christmas day and another twelve pizzas every Easter Sunday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piz…
Today I learned of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Independent Socialist MP who slapped the Home Secretary in the House of Commons for defending the Parachute Regiment after Bloody Sunday, and survived an assassination attempt by the Ulster Defence Association after being shot 9 times en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Hands Across America was a benefit event staged on Sunday, May 25, 1986 in which approximately 6.5 million people held hands in a human chain for fifteen minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
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…
UK newspapers such as The Sun and the Sunday Sport regularly featured topless photos of girls with Samantha Fox, Maria Whittaker, Debee Ashby appearing at age 16 and Linsey Dawn McKenzie debuting on her 16th birthday. After 2003 the legal age for topless modelling was raised to 18 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pag…
To give himself more artistic freedom, Bill Watterson - creator of Calvin and Hobbes, successfully negotiated a deal to have his Sunday strip layed-out as an unbreakable half of a newspaper. This angered many editors, but the series was so popular that only 15 newspapers cancelled the strip. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
The phrase "exception that proves the rule" is commonly misunderstood, and really means the "exception" simply proves a rule exists in the first place (i.e. no parking on Sundays implies a rule you can park there the other six days). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exc…
In Germany on Sunday, trucks are not allowed to use the highways, unless they have a special permit or are delivering essential supplies allthingsgerman.net/blog/…
April 14th marks the anniversary of three tragic events: 1) the 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln; 2) the 1912 sinking of the Titanic; and 3) the Black Sunday dust storm of 1935 longreads.com/2015/04/14/…
That, in 2008, Easter Sunday fell on 23rd March, the second-earliest date that it could occur. Three years later, it fell on 24th April, the second-latest date that it could occur. Easter Sunday won't be that early or late in the year again until 2038, when it will fall on 25th April. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Domino's Sold as Many Pizzas during OJ Simpson's Car Chase as it did on Superbowl Sunday businessinsider.com/how-o…
Easter Sunday will coincide with April Fools' day in 2018 for the first time since 1956 tlarsen2.tripod.com/thoma…
On Sunday, February 7, 1932, US Adm. Harry E. Yarnell launched a successful surprise "attack" against Pearl Harbor using two aircraft carriers in a naval exercise. He "destroyed" every ship in port and every airfield nearby. The US made no effort to safeguard Hawaii from aircraft attack ussflierproject.com/tags/…
Japan's 1948 Public Holiday Law rules that any day that falls between two national holidays automatically becomes a public holiday, and that national holidays falling on Sunday automatically makes the next working day a public holiday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pub…
Vicar Robert Stephen Hawker excommunicated a cat for catching a mouse on a Sunday en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Today I learned of Hands Across America in which on Sunday, May 25, 1986 approximately 6.5 million people held hands in a human chain for fifteen minutes along a path across the contiguous United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
The days of the week are named after our solar system in most(non-african) languages: Sunday, Sonntag, ζ—₯ζ›œζ—₯ (sun day); Monday, lundi, ζœˆζ›œζ—₯ (moon day); ...; Saturday, εœŸζ›œζ—₯ (Saturn day) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam…
Chick Fil A is closed on Sundays because Truett Cathy founded the company he wanted the seventh day of the week to be for rest and worship. They follow this so strictly that the franchise in the Atlanta Falcons stadium is closed on Sundays . espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2…
On the 3rd sunday of Lent, Luxembourg celebrates Pretzel Sunday with a procession of pastry cooks, a band and an elected "Pretzel Queen", handing out free pretzels to everyone. Men gift a pretzel to the woman they love on that day, which back in the day used to seal marriages. luxembourg.public.lu/en/l…
Today I learned of Menachem Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Thousands of visitors would line up each Sunday for a brief word of advice or blessing from him. He would give each person a dollar to give to charity, because of his grandfather's belief that when two people meet, it should benefit a third". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men…
Today I learned of "Mit brennender Sorge," a papal letter secretly smuggled into Germany and read from every Catholic pulpit on Palm Sunday, 1937. It condemned the Reich Government and implied that everyone in Heaven was laughing at Hitler, a "prophet of nothingness". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit…
The first of a set of twins, Samuel, was born at 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. His brother Ronan was born 31 minutes later just as daylight saving time had ended, making him 29 minutes older. upi.com/Odd_News/2016/11/…
An Ontario strip club holds Christian church services on Sunday and sponsors a 35 room shelter next door vice.com/en_ca/article/3b…
Uma Thurman's movie "Motherhood" is one of the biggest flops in UK history, only earning Β£88 on its opening weekend. Only one person saw it on Sunday theguardian.com/film/2010…
Stephen Colbert is a Sunday school teacher en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Stores of more than 280 m^2 in floor area in England and Wales are prohibited by law from opening for more than 6 hours on a Sunday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
The weekend isn’t always Saturday/Sunday; in some countries, the weekend is Thursday/Friday or Friday/Saturday. 923bobfm.com/in-a-bunch-o…
The Boston Red Sox held a tryout for Jackie Robinson, which was a farce mainly to assuage the desegregationist stance of a Boston City Councilman, who was threatening to revoke the team's exemptions from Sunday blue laws (being able to play games on Sundays). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas…
Today I learned about Leslie 'Bull' Alan who carried twelve men to safety from Mount Tambu described as 'a gigantic man striding up Mount Tambu like he was on a Sunday jaunt' anzacportal.dva.gov.au/hi…
In 1908 a New England mill became the first American factory to institute the 5 day week. It did so to accommodate Jewish workers whose observance of Saturday sabbath forced them to work on Sundays, which offended some in the Christian majority. Other factories followed suit soon after. theatlantic.com/business/…
Rhett and Link used to produce music videos singing about the different books of the Bible for Sunday School lessons about a decade ago youtu.be/K6Zjk46AzpU
Today I learned about the The Noon Gun which has been a historic time signal in Cape Town, South Africa since 1806. The guns fire at noon everyday except holidays and on Sunday. The guns original purpose was for ships in harbor to calibrate their marine chronometers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noo…
Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest day of food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving. fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/…
The Stephen Colbert is actually a devote Christian who teaches Sunday school at his church when his schedule permits. freerepublic.com/focus/f-…
The film "Jeepers Creepers" was based on an actual unsolved murder: Easter Sunday 1990 outside of Coldwater, MI, Ray & Marie Thorton were chased & tormented on Snowperry RD, by a strange masked man in a blood-soaked Chevy van, after witnessing him dump a body by an abandoned school. youtu.be/kCrzSUgCzEU
The 'Blue Law' still bans the sale of home appliances, cars and many other items on Sundays in some US counties newyorker.com/business/cu…
The majority of nations hold their elections on either Saturday or Sunday. The US, UK and Canada are part of the minority of nations that traditionally hold elections on a weekday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Domino's Pizza's delivery sales during the televised O.J. Simpson chase were as large as on Super Bowl Sunday en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._…
Today I learned of the song "Gloomy Sunday," also called the "Hungarian Suicide Song," composed in 1933. An urban legend links it to many suicides, and the BBC banned a version during the war to not hurt morale. The composer later killed himself by jumping out a window, surviving, then choking himself to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
As a result of being raised in a very religious household, Axl Rose (singer for Guns N' Roses) was not only a choir boy in his youth, but also a Sunday School teacher. iheartradio.ca/news/25-th…
Today I learned of Black Sunday, the day DirecTV successfully disabled pirate satellites everywhere the week before the Super Bowl blog.codinghorror.com/rev…
In the 1997 NBA Finals Karl Malone got fouled with 9.2 seconds left in a tied game and went to shoot 2 free throws. Before he got to the line Scottie Pippen told him "The Mailman doesn't deliver on Sundays". Karl's nickname was "The Mailman". He misses both free throws and the Bulls win. theundefeated.com/feature…
Germany still has a "day of rest" (Ladenschlussgesetz) law that forces most businesses to close on Sunday. german-way.com/travel-and…
Axl Rose taught Sunday school en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axl…
Henry Ford was the first Industrial Giant to give his workers both Saturday and Sunday off, in hope that it would encourage more leisure use of automobiles, and thus popularizing the idea of the "weekend". canadafreepress.com/index…
Jimi Hendrix insisted on being the final performer at the 1969 Woodstock and was scheduled to perform Sunday at midnight. He didn't take the stage until 9 A.M. on Monday morning and played for 2 hours to a dwindling audience. bbc.co.uk/music/sevenages…
Liberal, MO was founded as an atheist utopia in 1880. Sunday evenings at the town hall had lectures from scientist, philosophers, and even Christian ministers/priest with the only limitation being to keep a respectable decorum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lib…
The opening day of Disneyland was referred to by Walt as "Black Sunday" as rides broke down, the freshly paved asphalt had women's shoes sticking to it,, a plumber's strike made Walt chose between bathrooms and drinking water, restaurants ran out of food, among many other problems frontierlandstation.com/2…
A Japanese anime named Sazae-san is more than 46 years old and has been airing since 1969 with a total of 2330 episodes on Sunday. It is one of the biggest ratings grabber on Japanese TV following simple plot lines like; today Sazae-san goes to the mall and gets lost. anidb.net/perl-bin/animed…
The Easter Act 1928 of the United Kingdom established Easter Sunday as the Sunday following the second Saturday in April; it has never come into force en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
The first food and drink consumed on the moon was the sacrament of communion by Buzz Aldrin on Sunday July 20, 1969 theguardian.com/commentis…
April Fools Day and Easter Sunday were on the same day in 1956, and will be again this year, then 2029, then 2040. snopes.com/fact-check/201…
Every Sunday for the last 20 years, someone has been prank calling McSorley’s Old Ale House in New York City to announce, β€œYour enema is ready.” lithub.com/20-years-of-th…
Tavistock, the smallest town in New Jersey, was originally established for members of the local country club to be able to play golf on Sundays nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2…
Dominos claimed its delivery sales during the televised police chase of Oj Simpson were as high as they were on Super Bowl Sunday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._…
Easter is the first Sunday AFTER the first full moon AFTER the March equinox. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
A gamer once complained on the Runic Games forums that a specific camera effect made a game unplayable for her due to a rare eye condition. Mere hours later, and early on a Sunday morning, the developers released a patch that added a user toggle for the effect gamasutra.com/view/news/2…

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