There’s a cemetery in the Netherlands consisting of 8,300 US veterans who died in WWII. For the past 70 years, Dutch families have come to the cemetery every Sunday to care for a grave they adopted. Hundreds of people are currently on a waiting list to become caretakers. sidneydailynews.com/news/…
Isaac Newton wrote a list of his sins at 19, including: β€œThreat[e]ning my father and mother Smith to burne them and the house over them.", striking many, beating Arthur Storer, punching his sister, reading the History of the Christian Champions on Sunday, and eating an apple at Church. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
There’s an active Jewish cemetery completely surrounded by the GM Hamtramck assembly plant. Access is only permitted on Rosh Hashanah and the Sunday before Passover. atlasobscura.com/places/b…
Michael Jones, one of the all-time greatest rugby players, was a devout Christian, and didn't play on Sundays (which made him miss many World Cup matches). When asked how a religious person can be such a fierce tackler, he replied with a quote from the Bible: "It's better to give than receive" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Resident doctors have term called a "Golden Weekend": A Saturday and Sunday when you are not on call and not working. gomerpedia.org/wiki/Golde…
Georges Seurat's 1886 A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is composed of millions of tiny dots rather than brush strokes. artic.edu/artworks/27992/…
Sunday, December 1st, 1974, TWA-Flight-514 crashed into a peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. The crash exposed a secret complex built inside the hollowed out mountain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
In 1571, parliament passed a law requiring all men, except noblemen, to wear wool caps on Sundays and holidays or be fined. This was to protect the wool trade. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
The movie Vanilla Sky has one of the most expensive movie scenes. To get Times Square empty for the scene, director Cameron Crowe got a deal with the NYPD to close off the area between 5AM and 8AM on a Sunday and paid over $1 million for 30 seconds of footage looper.com/127429/the-mos…
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…
Pablo Picasso worked up until the day he died at age 91; literally painting till 3 am on Sunday, April 8th, which was just hours before his death. His last well known self-portriat was done a little less than a year before his death, entitled Self Portrait Facing Death arts.pallimed.org/2010/07…
There is such a thing as weekend jail for nonviolent crimes, where you check in on Friday and get released on Sunday vice.com/en_us/article/ex…
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…
Oktoberfest often has the majority of its days in September because the festival is usually 16 days long and its last day is traditionally on the 1st Sunday in October. In years where that day falls before October 3rd, it is extended to commemorate German Unity Day. rd.com/article/oktoberfes…
The Hebridean Island of Lewis didn't have a Sunday Ferry service to the Scottish mainland until 2009. Although the ferry was met by protestors campaigning to keep the Sabbath holy it departed nearly full with travellers returning from the end of a music festival. theguardian.com/uk/2009/j…
Chick-fil-A Makes More Per Restaurant Than McDonald's, Starbucks and Subway Combined … and It's Closed on Sundays entrepreneur.com/article/…
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…
On 13 February 2000, the day after Charles M. Schulz's death, the last-ever new Peanuts strip ran in papers. Although Schulz did not draw any daily strips that ran past January 3, he had drawn five Sunday strips that had yet to run. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
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…
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 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…
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…
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 UK, FR, AUS etc start their calendars with Monday as the first day of the week, I guess US and Canada starting it with Sunday is a North America thing. timeanddate.com/calendar/…
According to PornHub, the most popular day to watch porn is on Sunday, while the least-popular is Friday. fatherly.com/health-scien…
For a period of time in 2010, Ozzy Osbourne was the health columnist in the British Sunday Times happymag.tv/ozzy-osbourne…
The Ash Wednesday ashes come from burning the palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday. cruxnow.com/church-in-the…
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…
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…
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…
The week actually starts on Sunday in America thetylt.com/culture/sunda…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
Monday is named after the moon, Sunday is named after the sun, and Saturday is named after Saturn. friesian.com/week.htm
Domino's Sold as Many Pizzas during OJ Simpson's Car Chase as it did on Superbowl Sunday businessinsider.com/how-o…
'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…

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