Flamingos are not naturally pink. The pink color comes from the shrimp they eat, and they become more pink over time. Female flamingos will even lose color during pregnancy. Flamingos that are not colorful have trouble finding mates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
A school principal once made a student who'd gotten into trouble sit in the basement & read the U.S. Constitution as punishment. That student (who committed the Constitution to memory as a result) was Thurgood Marshall, who went on to become the first Black Supreme Court justice. uscourts.gov/educational-…
OJ Simpson had a prank TV show called 'Juiced'. In one episode he tries to sell his white Bronco saying to the prospective buyer that if they "ever get into some trouble and have to get away, it has escapability." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._…
While shooting Resident Evil there was an accident that injured 16 people. First responders to the scene thought there was a catastrophe and had trouble assessing the injuries due to the victims zombie costumes. foxnews.com/entertainment…
The Three Stooges performed at the very first Super Bowl Halftime Show. During their performance, Larry Fine spotted a football player hitting on his wife. He flipped him the bird, and for this he got in trouble with CBS and had to pay a fine of $42.50. sandiegoreader.com/weblog…
75% of mammoth fossils are male, because "male mammothsβ€”young, reckless, foolhardyβ€”were just more likely to get into some kind of trouble and die, from getting stuck in a pit to running afoul of hunting humans." The tar pits, bogs, crevices, and lakes preserved remains well. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Bōnenkai is a Japanese drinking party that is organized at the end of a year. It literally translates to "forget the year gathering" and is meant to forget the woes and troubles of the past year, and hopefully look to the new year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C…
Coca-Cola makes most of its money from selling syrup to companies that manufacture and distribute their drinks and, as a result, it has a group dedicated to sending resources and experts to help any that are in financial trouble. This helps avoid image and logistical problems for the brand. investopedia.com/articles…
Joe Green alongside Mark Zuckerberg created Facemash the hot or not predecessor to Facebook. Green was offered shares of Facebook, but turned them down since Greens father famous Mathematician Mark Green told him to stay out of trouble. Those shares today are worth billions of dollars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
After a Chinese Actress Finished Filming a Series, she got into legal trouble and they swapped her face with another actress for the entire series chinai.substack.com/p/chi…
Admiral Ackbar was voted by students to be the Ole Miss Rebel's mascot. Lucasfilm declined to allow the characters use for the role stating he would have trouble finding time to attend games as he was leading the Rebel Alliance Fleet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adm…
In early 1990s, NASA sent jellyfish to space to test how spaceflight would affect their development. The jellies did not develop the proper gravity-sensing capabilities and had trouble figuring how to swim around in normal gravity, with abnormal pulsing and movement when returned to Earth. popsci.com/article/techno…
A married Secret Service agent had trouble extraditing a hacker from Romania, so he pretended he was a woman, flirted for 7 months online, and nabbed the criminal when he flew to Boston with 3 boxes of grape-flavored condoms. cnbc.com/id/102114351
There's a species of scorpion that loses its tail when threatened, just like a lizard. Trouble is, its anus is located at the end of its tail, meaning it may survive for up to eight months sans anus, and without ever defecating again nationalgeographic.com/sc…
IKEA product naming is, like everything "IKEA" a simple and scalable system. It was created by Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA’s founder, who struggled with dyslexia, and he had trouble remembering the order of the numbers in item codes stickybranding.com/how-ik…
The Panamanian golden frog, which has trouble making itself heard above the noisy waterfalls and fast moving streams of Panama, often attracts mates through the use of semaphore en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
In 1989, Will Smith did β€˜Fresh Prince’ because he was in Trouble with the IRS, $2.8 Million in Taxes after his 2nd Album Flopped indianexpress.com/article…
John Young, who was NASA's longest serving astronaut, got into trouble early on in his career for smuggling a corned beef sandwich into space. Today, a replica of the famous sandwich is preserved at the Grissom Memorial Museum in Mitchell, Indiana. atlasobscura.com/articles…
According to an MI5 agent who infiltrated the Provisional IRA, Irish Republican chiefs couldn’t bring themselves to attack targets in Scotland during the Troubles because they viewed them as β€œCeltic cousins” heraldscotland.com/news/1…
Up until 1972, tennis balls used to be black and white, and were changed to their neon color today because people had trouble seeing them on television. cnn.com/style/article/art…
During WWII the United Kingdom removed all roadsigns in hopes that if the Nazis mounted a ground invasion they would get lost and have trouble navigating en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roa…
You can get water in different thicknesses. In theory, thick water and other liquids allows people who have trouble swallowing to hydrate without choking. melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
In 1717, notorious pirate Benjamin Hornigold and him team attacked a ship off the coast of Honduras to steal all the hats on board as theirs' have been lost while partying drunk the night before. They stole all the hats and left the ship without causing any other trouble to the crew members. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Sony was originally called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo when it was founded in 1946 as an electronics shop. The co-founder Akio Morita renamed it to Sony after he found out in his visit to the US that Americans had trouble pronouncing the name and also because there was another US company called TeleTech en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son…
After an accident on the set of Resident Evil: Retribution, paramedics had trouble diagnosing injuries because most of the victims were dressed as zombies and covered in fake blood en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
Duke Nukem was temporarily called Duke Nukum to avoid legal trouble with the producers of the cartoon show Captain Planet, which featured a villain of the same name. They changed it back when they realized the character's name was not copyrighted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duk…
Just before Live Aid, Freddie Mercury was told by his doctor not to do the show because of some vocal trouble. He of course, ignored it, and went on to deliver a 20 minutes show that, according to a BBC poll, is the greatest live performance of all time. attitude.co.uk/article/qu…
Anechoic chambers are the quietest places on Earth and have background noises measured in negative decibels. After a few minutes in chambers, you can hear your heartbeat and blood circulating in your ears and may experience troubles with orienting yourself or even standing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ane…
Most Bulldogs breeds are unable to give natural birth and they also have trouble getting pregnant naturally anybulldog.com/can-bulldo…
Vincent Van Gogh may not have killed himself, but may have been accidentally shot by two boys and instead he covered up for them by claiming that it was suicide so they would not get in trouble. bbc.com/news/entertainmen…
In the U.S. (unlike other countries), the placebo effect is so strong that new painkillers have trouble beating it in clinical trials. nature.com/news/strong-pl…
In 1729, Jonathan Swift published a satirical essay in which suggested that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food to rich gentlemen. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes of the British towards the poor and Irish in general en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_M…
According to a study, strict parents can turn their kids into more effective liars because children who are afraid to tell the truth learn more deceptive behaviors to avoid getting in trouble. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
The food in Alcatraz Prison was so good that the guards and prison staff ate the same exact meals as the prisoners. This was because the warden believed most trouble in prison is caused by bad food. bonappetit.com/entertaini…
Mars Attacks originally had trouble attracting A list actors because most of the characters either die in some cartoonish manner or end up disfigured. That was until Jack Nicholson enthusiastically joined the film. Glenn Close, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Michael J Fox and others followed suit mentalfloss.com/article/9…
The Danish language is so full of vowel sounds and guttural swallowed consonants that even Danish children have trouble understanding it, learning to speak at a much slower rate than in other countries. cphpost.dk/life-in-denmar…
The word "Illinois" was added to the flag of Illinois in 1970 because US military personel had trouble recognizing it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
Even though Benjamin Franklin is credited with many popular inventions, he never patented or copyrighted any of them. He believed that they should be given freely and that claiming ownership would only cause trouble and β€œsour one’s Temper and disturb one’s Quiet.” smallbusiness.com/history…
Today I learned of Latrell Sprewell, a basketball player whose career ended when he refused a $21-million 3-year contract, implying that he felt it wasn’t enough money to feed his children. He was never offered another contract by an NBA team, and has since experienced financial troubles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lat…
Tupac Shakur was close friends with Trouble T Roy, who the classic song They Reminisce Over You by Pete Rock & CL Smooth is about. They were both backup dancers on the same hip hop tour - Tupac was with Digital Underground and T Roy was with Heavy D and the Boyz. youtu.be/UsFIaUs3cRQ
The movie Big Trouble was originally going to be released on September 21, 2001 with a big ad campaign. However, the 9/11 attacks made a comedy with smuggling a weapon on a plane as a plot point seem unpalatable, and the movie was pushed back until April 2002, with a less aggressive ad campaign. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Alfred Hitchcock owned the rights to his classic films Vertigo, Rear Window, Rope, The Trouble with Harry, and The Man Who Knew Too Much. He refused to allow them to be distributed or re-released for over two decades; they were known as the "Forbidden Five" until three years after his death. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
When Mary Queen of Scots was executed, her executioners knelt before her to ask her forgiveness. She granted it saying β€œI forgive you with all my heart, for now, I hope, you shall make an end of all my troubles.” Unfortunately the headsman missed his first stroke, hitting the back of her head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
"Double Trouble" from Harry Potter is written using lines from Macbeth poetryfoundation.org/poem…
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby intended the Hulk to be gray. But the printing press kept having trouble with the Hulk's color and he kept coming out green. So he only spent the first few issues of his comic being gray. io9.gizmodo.com/the-many-…
A Zander (type of fish) in Switzerland attacked two tourists in 2009. The local police then caught and cooked it for the tourists as way of an apology for the trouble caused. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zan…
Cockroaches suffer from grogginess too, and have trouble forming new memories in the morning but not in the evening. news.vanderbilt.edu/2007/…
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…
On Full House Bob Saget, John Stamos & Dave Coulier often got in trouble for "adult humor" in front of their child co-stars and got busted doing whip its off screen with 15 cans of Redi Whip while impatiently waiting for the girls to finish shooting a scene. screenrant.com/full-house…
Haunted house attractions didn't really go mainstream in North America until the Great Depression, when parents began organizing haunted houses or trails to keep young men from causing trouble on All Hallow's Eve. history.com/news/hallowee…

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