The spaniards destroyed an Inca temple and built a cathedral on the temples foundations. Later, an earthquake completely destroyed the Spanish-made cathedral but left the foundations of the temple intact. theguardian.com/cities/20…
A Japanese teenager, Yaoya Oshichi, was tried for attempted arson in 1682. She did this because she wanted to reunite with a temple worker she met at another fire. They tried to try her as a minor, but she didn't pick up on the judge's hints to lie about her age. She was burned at the stake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yao…
Macauque monkeys at a temple in Bali have learned to steal electronics and other valuable items, in order to ransom them for food they perceive to be especially valuable. edition.cnn.com/travel/ar…
There is a Sikh Temple in Punjab India that feeds tens of thousands of people per day for free regardless of your age, race, religion, or nationality that is solely run by volunteers. youtube.com/watch?v=qdoJr…
In 1910, two boys, Louis and Temple Abernathy decided to cross America by horseback from Oklahoma to Manhattan to meet Theodore Roosevelt. They were 10 and 6 years old. Then they decided to buy a car to come back home, while their horses made the return by train. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
The satanic temple has after school Satan clubs thesatanictemple.com/page…
Christianity did not develop from Rabbinic Judaism. Instead, the two movements emerged side by side from diverse Jewish teachings in the 1st century and only began to become truly separate religions after the Roman destruction of the Second Temple in the year 70 CE. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew…
Rev Jim Jones, Infamous Cult Leader of the People’s Temple was cremated in New Jersey nydailynews.com/news/nati…
Sphinxes are mythical creatures that were placed at the entrance of the temples to guard their mysteries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sph…
Today I learned about the Great Moon Hoax of 1835, a series of newspaper articles about the supposed discovery of life on the Moon by an astronomer. The articles described animals on the Moon, including bison, goats, unicorns, bipedal tail-less beavers and bat-like winged humanoids who built temples. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Today I learned of "temple garment", also referred to as Mormon underwear, which is a type of underwear worn by some members of the Latter Day Saint church, both day and night as a symbolic reminder of the covenants made in temple ceremonies and as a source of protection from the evils of the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
With Vatican permission, Israel sent a team from their antiquities authority to search the Vatican for the lost menorah of the Holy Temple. While it was likely destroyed by the Romans, some believed the Vatican had it hidden in Vatican City. Israel's team searched but came back empty handed. heyalma.com/does-the-vati…
"Know thyself" was an Ancient Greek aphorism and one of the Delphic Oracle maxims inscribed in the Temple of Apollo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kno…
Today I learned of Herostratus, an Ancient Greek arsonist who burned down the Temple of Artemis in the hope that he would be remembered forever. His city not only executed him, but forbade his name ever being spoken again in the hopes of preventing this, obviously unsuccessfully en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
The Mayan people constructed the temples in a way that a handclap at the base of the temple produces an echo that sounds like the call of the sacred Quetzal bird. For them the bird was a messenger of the gods. io9.gizmodo.com/heres-how…
Shirley Temple disliked her namesake drink, as she disliked the idea of cocktails for children. She also found most varieties to be "too sweet" for her tastes. She also sued companies seeking to mass produce the drink, claiming it diluted her commercial value and invaded her privacy. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Today I learned about the Karni Mata Temple, an hindu temple located in the state of Rajasthan, India. It houses 25.000 black rats which are revered and considered sacred, so much so that eating food which has been nibbled on by them is considered to be an honor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
Praxiteles created the first greek naked female sculpture in the 4th century BC. The statue was so lifelike it aroused men sexually. A young man was so in love with "Aphrodite of Knidos" that he broke into the temple at night and attempted to have sex with the statue, leaving a stain on it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aph…
GΓΆbekli Tepe is the site of an ancient temple built by a hunter gatherer society around 9000 BCE. It consists of 10 ton pillars with artwork carved on them, which were transported 500 meters without the use of the wheel which had yet to be invented. This site also predates farming and writing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C…
The use of cakes to celebrate special events goes back to Ancient Greece, where moon shaped cakes were adorned with candles in the Temple of Artemis. It wasn’t till the Industrial Revolution that new techniques made them widely available and associated with the celebration of a child’s birth. hankeringforhistory.com/t…
The largest Masonic Temple in the world, the Detroit Masonic Temple, was saved from foreclosure in 2013 by Jack White of the White Stripes. White paid off $142,000 owed in back taxes by the Temple due to the fact that it had given his mother a job as an usher when she was in need. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Det…
Today I learned about the "Antilia", the world's largest private home built by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani and located in Mumbai, India. It is 173m (568ft) tall and has over 37,000 square meters (400,000 sq ft) of living space, 27 floors, a 168-car garage, 9 elevators, a Hindu temple and a 50-seat theater. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Today I learned about a crocodile which lives in the pond surrounding a Hindu temple in India, which eats vegetarian food (sweetened rice) served by the temple priests and devotees, and wanders around the temple at night. indianexpress.com/article…
The 'Rabbit' temple in Taiwan, the world’s only shrine for homosexuals which dedicated to a deity who has watched over homosexuals for four centuries, attracts nearly 9,000 people each year. reuters.com/article/taiwa…
Today I learned of the Yazd Atash Behram, a Zoroastrian temple in which a sacred fire has been continuously burning for over 1,500 years. atlasobscura.com/places/y…
Gobekli Tepe is a 12,000-year-old temple (7,000 years older than Stonehenge) that's full of strange animal carvings and towering stone pillars. It's often touted as the world's first astronomical site, but those who spent decades excavating it say the evidence for astronomy just isn't there. astronomy.com/news/2020/0…
At Isshinji, a Buddhist temple in Japan, cremated human remains are used as cement to mold giant "Bone Buddha" statues for people to pray to. japan-experience.com/city…
Chicago's guitarist Terry Kath last words were "Don't worry about it ... Look, the clip is not even in it" while playing with a pistol, putting it to his temple. Unbeknownst to Kath, there was a round in the chamber. He died instantly from the gunshot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
In 2011, a team of experts explored the gold plated Padmanabhaswamy Temple in India. They discovered $22 billion worth of valuables inside five out of six vaults. The sixth vault, Vault B, remains sealed shut under the order of the Supreme Court, and its Contents remains unknown. theprint.in/?p=460345
The Parthenon was reasonably intact until 1687. The Greek temple had been used as a church and then a mosque for centuries, then the Ottomans used it as an ammo dump during a war with the Venetians. The building was shelled and a mortar burst through the roof and destroyed much of the building. io9.gizmodo.com/the-jerks…
A man named Clyde Lott in Nebraska has been breeding red cows and sending them to Israel since the early 1990's in hopes of a pure red heifer being born there. It's prophesied that such an event will prompt the construction of the Third Temple and ultimately the Second Coming of Jesus. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl…
Kyoto was actually at the top of the list of targets for the atomic bomb, not Nagasaki nor Hiroshima. Secretary of War Henry Stimson ordered for the ancient city with its thousands of palaces, temples, and shrines to be removed from the list, but the military kept on putting it back. bbc.com/news/world-asia-3…
After John Coltrane died, a congregation called the Yardbird Temple in San Francisco began worshiping him as God incarnate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The idea behind the relocation of the Abu Simbel temples in Egypt was given by an Italian Donald Duck comics story, where Scrooge McDuck cuts the giant statues into blocks. ventennipaperoni.com/2019…
Armenia was the first state to declare Christianity as it's state religion in 301 AD. 12 years before Constantine, in 313 AD, issued the Edict of Milan and 90 years before 391 AD, when Theodosius closed the Pagan temples, thus making Christianity the only legitimate religion in the Roman Empire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rel…
The Padmanabhaswamy Temple in India contains one of the largest collection of items of gold and precious stones in the recorded history of the world. Most scholars believe it was accumulated over thousands of years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pad…
Today I learned of TempleOS. An operating system written entirely by schizophrenic programmer Terry Davis, who believed his code was a third temple that could talk to God. The innovative os has been noted for its speed, one engineer noting Davis would have been another Wozniak or Jobs were he not mentally ill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
An ancient underwater temple, originally considered a myth, was discovered in India after a deadly Tsunami parted the sea, revealing it's location. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sev…
Pearl Jam formed after Andrew Wood of Mother Love Bone overdosed and died. Chris Cornell approached Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament for a project with him and Eddie Vedder (guest appearance) and Mike McCreedy - Temple of the Dog. Afterward, Vedder/Gossard/Ament/McCreedy formed Pearl Jam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
Today I learned about Luang Pho Daeng a Thai Buddhist monk who through the process of self-mummification died during meditation and was put on display in his temple to inspire future generations to follow Buddhists teachings. He is the only known mummy to be wearing sunglasses, to make his face less disturbing wikipedia.org/wiki/Luang_…
There is a small village tucked away in the tiny Himalayan Kingdom 'Bhutan' where houses have paintings of penises on the outside walls. A temple dedicated to a Buddhist mad monk known as 'Chimi Lakhang' exists in the village where thousands of devotees are given blessings with a wooden penis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pha…
The thousands of monkeys in the Lopburi province of Thailand are split in two gangs: temple and city monkeys. The monkeys rely on tourists for food but due to the lack of tourism, the monkeys are starving and have taken to waging large scale 'gang wars' over as little as a single banana. nypost.com/2020/03/12/mon…
Burt Reynolds was considered for the role of Michael Corleone but Brando said he would walk if they cast him. β€œHe is the epitome of something that makes me want to throw up. He is the epitome of everything that is disgusting about the thespian, he worships at the temple of his own narcissism.” variety.com/2018/film/new…
Construction of the Roman Colosseum was funded by the opulent spoils stolen from the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem after the First Jewish-Roman War in 70CE which destroyed Jerusalem and sent the Jews into exile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Karni Mata Temple is a Hindu temple also known as the Temple of Rats. Is famous for the approximately 25.000 black rats that live and are revered in the temple. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
The oldest continuously ongoing company in the world is a construction company in Japan specializing in Buddhist temples. Established in 578 CE, it is as old as the time when Buddhism was introduced into Japan in 538 CE. In 2007, after 1,429 years in business, it ran out of money. theatlantic.com/business/…
There were 147 maxims inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, in addition to famous maxims of "Know thyself" and "Nothing in excess" inscribed at the entrance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del…
Today I learned about the coveted tea ceremony at the Cuiyun Palace, a temple in the mountains in China. But to get there, hikers have to do the plank-walk, sometimes called "the most dangerous trail in the world." npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Today I learned about Terry A. Davis, creator of the free operating software Temple OS. Diagnosed with schizophrenia in his early 20's, Davis created the software because he stated that God commanded him to. He was able to finish most of the software by himself before his untimely death in 2018. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
The word β€˜juggernaut’ comes from the Jagannath Temple in Puri, India, which features Hindu deities being carted enormous and ornate chariots during the Ratha yatra festival. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jag…

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