A statue in Odessa, Ukraine of Vladimir Lennon is being given a sci-fi twist converting it to a statue of Darth vader bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f…
A Twist Ending to the TV Show St Elsewhere Has Fueled a Fan Theory That It and Every Show it Crossed Over With Took Place Inside The Mind Of An Autistic Teenage Boy; Well Over 200 Shows And Even Movies Are Implicated pastemagazine.com/tv/tomm…
The Twist was originally written and recorded by Hank Ballard and The Midnighters and went on to be a number one hit in 1960 but Dick Clark recommended to Cameo Records that a more wholesome Chubby Checker rerecord the song, which became a number one hit again in 1962. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
American mechanic Walter Hunt is regarded as the inventor of the safety pin that bears resemblance to those used today. The safety pin included a clasp that covered the point and kept it from opening, and a circular twist at the bend to act as a spring and hold it in place. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saf…
When the Beatles were performing 'Twist and Shout' live, John Lennon would change the lyrics to 'I'm pissed with gout', and due to the screaming crowds, no one ever noticed. getintothis.co.uk/2017/06…
While modern child-proof lids were invented in 1967, archaeologists discovered a container nearly 20 years later that was opened using a similar twist-off method. The vessel was found in the Mayan ruins of RΓ­o Azul in Guatemala and dated back to 500 BCE. It contained chocolate. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
M. Night Shyamalan dropped out of the Life of Pi film because he thought his name would besmirch the movie because it had a twist ending. ew.com/article/2006/05/03…
Singer Chubby Checker, famous for the song β€œThe Twist”, sued Hewlett-Packard over an app designed to measure penis size called β€œChubby Checker” theguardian.com/technolog…
Today I learned of "the Truman Show Delusion" a term used in psychology to describe patients who believe they are part of a staged reality. Psychiatrist reported on one patient who had traveled to New York after 9/11 to ensure the event really happened and wasn't just a plot twist in his show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Elephants "may show lateral preference when grasping with their trunks: some prefer to twist them to the left, others to the right." Essentially, they can be left or right "trunked"! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
That, in 2006, a constitutional amendment came before Florida voters that would require 60% of the vote to amend the state constitution. In a twist of irony, Florida voters approved the amendment, which required all future amendments to get 60% of the vote to pass, with only 57% of the vote. wftv.com/news/local/flori…
Republican Party nominee Thomas Dewey won Ohio, the notorious bellwether state, against FDR in the 1944 election, even though FDR won in a landslide. In a twist of irony, he then lost it 4 years later, when the polls, pundits, & prognosticators had all predicted that he'd win the election. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
Chubby Checker was named as a response to Fats Domino. Twist! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
When Alfred Hitchcock got the rights to the novel that originated 'Psycho' he bought all copies to keep the plot twists under wraps variety.com/2017/film/new…
Nintendo released a game called Time Twist for their Famicom system in 1991. In an unusual departure from most Nintendo games, it includes levels set during a 15th-century witch hunt, on a slave plantation during the American Civil War, and in a Nazi concentration camp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
There is a mental delusion called The Truman Show delusion where those affected believe their lives are actually reality shows. A patient went to New York to check whether the World Trade Center had fallen believing the 9/11 attacks to be an elaborate plot twist in his personal storyline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Jaguars, when hunting horses, "may leap onto their back, place one paw on the muzzle and another on the nape and then twist, dislocating the neck." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jag…
In 1956, a 43-year-old housewife named Florence Greenberg decided to get involved in the record industry. Her releases would include "Louie Louie," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," and "Twist and Shout." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
As the crow flies is an idiom for the most direct path between two points. This meaning is attested from the early 19th century, and appeared in Charles Dickens's novel Oliver Twist: "We cut over the fields at the back with him between us – straight as the crow flies" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_…
Today I learned about King Henry VIII, who, in pursuit of marrying the woman of his dreams (Anne Boleyn), broke off the Church of England from papal authority just to legally divorce his first wife. In an ironically unromantic twist, he beheaded Anne Boleyn nearly three years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiv…
[] Seals have bacteria in their saliva, blood, and blubber that causes infections and necrosis. One of such infection is called Seal Finger. They can also twist their heads almost the whole way round and have insane teeth. If you got bitten, amputation is almost always necessary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Today I learned about Henry Webber, the oldest person to have actively served within WW1. He signed up because all 3 of his sons where in the war but in a twist all 3 sons survived and Henry died warhistoryonline.com/war-…
Sierra Mist turned itself into Mist Twist back in 2016 adage.com/article/cmo-str…
M. Night Shyamalan chose not to work on the Life of Pi movie because he didn't want audiences to suspect a twist. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…
The weather stick, which predates the mercury barometer, was used by the Native Americans to predict weather. A weather stick twists upwards in low humidity and downwards in high-humidity environments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
A patent is pending on a "Jar with a Twist" -- a container for dispensing peanut butter and other similar products -- that has a rotating bottom which functions similar to a deodorant stick to bring the contents of the jar up towards the top for easier access. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
HP was sued by musician Chubby Checker ("The Twist") after they named a webOS app after him. The app was designed to estimate penis size based on a man's shoe size. arstechnica.com/tech-poli…
A Writer for Futurama Created a New Math Theorem To Explain One of the Show's Plot Twists gizmodo.com/5618502/futur…
The tabs or twist ties on bread tells you what day your bread was baked depending on its color. tastingtable.com/cook/nat…
Today I learned of Bert Berns, whose writing credits include "Twist and Shout", "Hang on Sloopy", "Piece of My Heart" and whose productions include "Baby, Please Don't Go", "Brown Eyed Girl" and "I Want Candy". He died of heart failure aged 38. bertberns.com/
The tallest public artwork in the UK is also home to the biggest tunnel slide in the world. The ArcelorMittal orbit is 114.5 metres high and the slide that twists and turns 12 times is 178 metres long! queenelizabetholympicpark…
During filming of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back the actor playing Darth Vader was instructed to say "Obi-Wan killed your father" instead of "I am your father" in order to hide the secret twist from even the actors until the final movie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
"The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman was only able to get his comic green-lit because he told Image Comics that there would be a plot twist revealing that the zombie apocalypse was caused by aliens who were using the zombies to weaken humanity's defenses. It was a lie. ign.com/articles/2007/09/…
The death and resurrection of Spock, which comprise the plot twists of Star Trek II (1982) and III (1984), were potential storylines for Star Trek I that were known by William Shatner in 1977, and he spoiled those twists to the audience. youtu.be/BoFyBESGLEM?t=45…
Bill Haley and the Comets toured Mexico when their hits dried up in the US and brought "The Twist" to the country. theaudiophileman.com/bill…
The Popeye dance craze (based on moves of the cartoon character, such as lighting a pipe and skating) was bigger in some areas during the 50's and 60's than The Twist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
"The Janitor" character from the hit TV show Scrubs was meant to be a figment of JD's imagination for the first two seasons in case the show needed a plot twist for a sudden cancellation. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
There is a wasp named after Shakira called Aleiodes shakirae." Since parasitism by this species causes the host caterpillar to bend and twist its abdomen in various ways, and Shakira is also famous for her belly-dancing, the name seems particulary appropriate for this species". ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
When the end of the sentence twists the meaning of the start (like: This isn't good... it's great!) is called a Paraprosdokian en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The Bayanzi tribe of the Congo would execute via decapitation with a twist. While alive, the head of the condemned would be connected to a springy sapling so that when it was cut off, it would be thrown through the air "With the force of a bomb". xefer.com/2008/04/behead
In the song "Misunderstood", John Petrucci wrote and played the guitar solo, and then reversed it. He then learned how to play this reversed version, and after recording it, reversed it once more. This resulted in a solo like the original but with a unique twist to the way the notes sounded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six…
The script of 1999 Movie Stuart Little was written by M. Knight Shyamalan the director and writer famous for his Twist Endings in movies like The Sixths Sense, The Village, Signs, Split and Unbreakable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
The Disney movie Oliver and Company is based off of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist movies.disney.com/oliver-…
Pepsi has officially renamed their lemon lime soft drink from Sierra Mist to Mist Twist adage.com/article/cmo-str…
In order to get around the Saturn's technical limitations, software designers would "wrap" 2D images around polygons and "twist" rectangles into triangles - we call this "Cell shading", "normal mapping" and "vertex distortion". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seg…
M. Night Shyamalan chose not to direct the movie for the Life of Pi because it "has kind of a twist ending." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lif…
The color of the pastic twist tag on bread loafs is a secret code snopes.com/food/prepare/b…
Anthony Newley, the Artful Dodger in David Lean's 'Oliver Twist' (1948), had 12 UK Top 40 singles, wrote the Nina Simone hit ''Feeling Good'', the theme to ''Goldfinger'', co-wrote the score for 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory' and was married to Joan Collins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
There is a mental illness known as 'The Truman Show' delusion. One patient even traveled to New York CityΒ afterΒ 9/11Β to make sure that the 2001 terrorist attacks were not a plot twist in his personal 'Truman Show'. nytimes.com/2008/08/28/fa…
A study in a Swiss population concluded: a Mediterranean diet, rich in extra virgin olive oil, with a Swiss twist of dairy products, lowers cancer and heart disease risk oliveoiltimes.com/olive-o…
Rod Serling, creator and narrator of The Twilight Zone, co-wrote the film adaptation of The Planet of the Apes. He is the one responsible for the famous twist at the end. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
Today I learned of Sara Forbes Bonetta, a West African who was orphaned, sold into slavery, and in a remarkable twist of events, was liberated from enslavement and became a goddaughter to Queen Victoria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Director M. Night Shyamalan was originally hired to direct the Life of Pi movie adaptation but ultimately chose not to because "the book has kind of a twist ending" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lif…
When a rabbit is happy it jumps into the air and twists its head and body in opposite directions (sometimes twice) before falling back to the ground. language.rabbitspeak.com/…
To keep the twist at the end of Empire Strikes Back absolutely secret, the original script given to the actors contained the line "Obi-Wan killed your father." Mark Hamill did not know the line had been changed until they filmed the scene youtube.com/watch?v=4vGjN…
M. Night Shyamalan was supposed to direct *Life of Pi*, but he was hesitant because the source material "has kind of a twist ending." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lif…
Two Scientists named a new species of wasps in 2014 after Shakira because it "causes the host caterpillar to bend and twist its abdomen in various ways", and others after Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart and Ellen DeGeneres zookeys.pensoft.net/artic…
A writer for Futurama wrote and proved a mathematical theorem all for the plot twist and resolution of an episode. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The character of Fagin in "Oliver Twist" was a "vicious" Jewish stereotype until Charles Dickens met a Jewish banker and subsequently removed all derogatory references to Fagin being a Jew in later editions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fag…
No major adaptation of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" have followed the narrative structure of the book, especially the element that Hyde's identity was a plot twist instead of the core conceit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
- A roller coaster in Japan called Twist Coaster Robin, operated for just one day due to an accident.The ride cost 450 million yen (4021267 U.S. Dollars to build). The ride stood SBNO until 2016 when it was demolished en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
Conan was in The White Stripes' music video "The Denial Twist" youtube.com/watch?v=y6Luw…
A study with 176 male and 643 female participants shows that the subjects significantly prefer spoiled stories over unspoiled ones. Regardless if it's a mystery or ironic twist story. journals.sagepub.com/doi/…
Jack Wild, who played the Artful Dodger in the 1968 adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel "Oliver Twist", was a heavy smoker and alcoholic by the age of 17. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Despite the common association that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are the same person, this was intended as the major plot twist of the original novella. newhistorian.com/strange-…
The machine largely regarded as the world's first motorcycle, built in 1867, had a twist-grip throttle - an idea that has not been bettered since. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R…
There was an art installation resembling a "sinister twist on Disneyland" that existed in Weston-Super-Mare, England, for over a month in 2015. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Today I learned of testicular torsion. It is when the spermatic cord attached to a testicle twists, cutting off its blood supply. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tes…
The "Transylvania Twist" referenced in "Monster Mash" was actually a real song youtube.com/watch?v=-KF-C…
The same make-up artist, Stuart Freeborn, was responsible for designing the look of Yoda as well as Fagin in the 1948 adaptation of Oliver Twist. Sir Alec Guinness, famous for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi, played Fagin in that adaptation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
Today I learned of the cookiecutter shark that bites and twists on it's prey to cut out shapes of flesh like a cookiecutter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coo…
The color of the twist tag on a loaf of bread is a code for what day of the week the bread was baked on. snopes.com/food/prepare/b…
Butch Cassidy's father and Charles Dickens' father served time together. Butch Cassidy is probably the basis for Oliver Twist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
A schizophrenic patient who suffered from the "Truman Show Delusion" actually traveled to NYC after 9/11 because he thought 9/11 was a plot twist in his personal "Truman Show". thedailybeast.com/newswee…
Chubby Checker, singer of The Twist, sued HP for making an app called Chubby Checker that was used to unscientifically estimate penis size from shoe size. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
"Twist and Shout" (Isley Brothers/Beatles) , "Hang on Sloopy" (McCoys), "Here Comes the Night" (Van Morrison) and "Piece of My Heart" (Janis Joplin) were all written by the same person. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
When recording "Twist and Shout", John Lennon injured his throat from the harshness of the singing. His producer knew the screaming would take a toll on his voice, so they completed it in one take. rollingstone.com/music/pi…
George Lucas, in order to prevent the plot twist from leaking, only told Mark Hamill that Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father moments before the scene was to be acted out. The rest of the crew, even the actor who played Darth Vader, had no idea until the movie came out. ew.com/article/2004/09/16…
The 404 error on IMDb contains quotes from movies with a twist imdb.com/%20title/tt13458…
The Manhattan Bridge torsionally twists under the weight of subway trains riding on the outside edge of the bridge. The outer edges can move up and down by as much as 3 feet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Many modern rollercoasters are designed by Werner Stengel, a german engineer that pioneered heartlining, the principle of having the track twist/rotate around the rider's heart line. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wer…
Oscar Pistorius was approached for the role of the double-amputee assassin 'Gazelle' in 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' and that in a twist of fate said character also shot someone through a door. hype.my/2015/42028/fun-fa…
Bangkok, Thailand Police Officers are forced to wear a pink Hello Kitty armband on their uniform as a form of punishment. The chief of the Crime division states β€œThis new twist is expected to make them feel guilt and shame and prevent them from repeating the offense, no matter how minor.” nytimes.com/2007/08/07/wo…
John Lennon had a sore throat when The Beatles recorded their cover of the Isley Brother's Twist and Shout and the whole of their 1963 'Please Please Me' album. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
The heart is essentially one long band of myocardial fibers that wrap and twist around into a helical knot. youtube.com/watch?v=Mih37…
In a 1999 Star Wars novel, Chewbacca dies tragically. George Lucas approved of the plot twist, making Chewie's death canon. lubbockonline.com/stories…
How NASA twist their wires together hq.nasa.gov/office/codeq/…
A U.S. Army private was delivering an outdoor comedy routine during WWII in the Philippines when a crate dropped from an airplane decapitated him. Among the soldiers watching was Rod Serling, who later became known for twist endings on β€œThe Twilight Zone.” algemeiner.com/2012/12/13…
The main plot twist of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is given away in the title of the Japanese version en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is a syndrome called "Truman Syndrome" where some believe they are the subjects of their own reality TV shows. One man came to New York to check whether the World Trade Center had actually fallen believing 9/11 to be an elaborate plot twist in his personal storyline. thedailybeast.com/newswee…
There is a "Futurama Theorem", an actual math theorem which explain a plot twist at the end of a Futurama episode en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The night after John Lennon was killed, Bruce Springsteen played at the Spectrum in Philly. After acknowledging the difficulty in doing so, he and his band went on to do a 34-song show lasting nearly four hours, ending with 'Twist and Shout'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
Colbert's fireplace is engraved with "Videri Quam Esse" (a clever twist of "Esse Quam Videri") meaning "To seem to be, rather than to be." democraticunderground.com…
John Lennon had a cold while recording the Beatles' version of "Twist and Shout", which features Lennon on lead vocals. It was recorded in one take; a second take was attempted and abandoned when they realized that "John's voice had gone." en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
There is a psychological condition called "The Truman Show Delusion" where individuals believe their lives are staged or reality shows. One individual traveled to Ground Zero after 9/11 to ensure it wasn't a fictionalized plot twist in his show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
When the heart beats it twists to help pull blood in, and let blood out ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
"Back to the Future" was almost a Disney movie, but was ultimately turned down Disney, who turned it down because they thought that the story of a mother falling in love with her son (albeit by a twist of time travel) was too risquΓ© for a film under their banner. atriptothemovies.com/inde…
Today I learned of Aleiodes Shakirae, a wasp named after Shakira, because the caterpillar host parasitized by it bends and twists its abdomen in ways similiar to Shakiras bellydance. species-id.net/wiki/Aleio…

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