Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to space walk, became in June 2020 the only person to have visited both space and the deepest place on Earth, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. bbc.com/news/amp/world-us…
In World War 2 the Japanese made American and Filipino soldiers walk 96.6 km or 60 miles. They were subjected to physical abuse and given little to no food and water. With the death of thousand of soldiers it is called the "Bataan Death March" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Somebody paid to have a banner flown through the sky reading out β€œCheater” during the Walk of Fame ceremony of Food Network Star and Chef Bobby Flay after divorcing his wife due to a cheating scandal. eonline.com/news/663091/b…
: Celebrities pay $40,000 to get a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury threw a party where he had dwarves walk around with plates full of cocaine strapped to the tops of their heads, as an offering to his guests. theguardian.com/media/200…
Nancy Grace Roman: called β€˜The Mother of Hubble’ telescope program. NASA's 1st chief astronomer. She paved the way in taking Hubble Space Telescope from an idea to reality. Her interest to astronomy was sparked because of her walks with her mom who would show her constellation and auroras. solarsystem.nasa.gov/peop…
The 7-minute long shot in the Charlie Work episode of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" was entirely filmed by camera operator Adam Sklena, without dolly tracks or a rig. "This is a man holding a camera who had to walk backwardsβ€”and we got it without screwing up on take 1," said Charlie Day. collider.com/charlie-day-…
When people act like Frankenstein's monster, they often stretch their arms out in front of them because of the 1943 movie Frankenstein Meets the Wolf-Man. In the movie the monster is blinded and has to walk holding his hands in front of him. wikipedia.org/wiki/Franke…
Today I learned of People Walking, a Los Angeles, CA service where you can hire people to walk with you, motivate you, walk you home, listen to your problems and keep you company all while walking about! people.com/bodies/we-trie…
While bulking up on raw salmon, grizzly bears often become infected by tapeworms and expel them before hibernation, causing them to walk around with very long β€œtapeworms tails” coming out of their butts. microbiologynutsandbolts.…
At the end of the last episode of Cheers(TV show), Sam walks over to a picture of Geronimo and straightens it. That picture was in Nicholas Colasanto's(Coach) dressing room until his death 8 years prior. It was placed on the wall of the bar of Cheers production set in his memory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Perp walks (perpetrator walks) are illegal in France, as it is illegal to publish pictures of an identifiable person in handcuffs or police custody unless they have been convicted en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Earl Schaffer, the first person to walk the entire Appalachian Trail in one continuous hike, avoided blisters by putting sand in his boots and wearing no socks until his feet toughened. americanhistory.si.edu/do…
There are two rhymes in English for purple: curple, a strap passing under a horse’s tail, and hirple, to walk along dragging one leg behind the other. everything2.com/title/Thi…
"Coyote Time" is when game developers give players who walk off the edge of a cliff time before gravity kicks in to prevent rage quitting polygon.com/2017/9/2/1624…
Even though Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of electronic television, was disappointed by it for most of his life, he changed his mind the day he saw Neil Armstrong walk on the Moon thanks to his invention, telling his wife "this has made it all worthwhile". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Johnny cash got the tempo to "I Walk the Line" from his heartbeat when he wrote the song. His heart beat was pretty fast that day, he felt his pulse and put the music on beat with it. youtube.com/watch?v=ggWOd…
Roy Rogers' horse, Trigger, was able to sit in a chair, sign his name with a pencil, and would walk up multiple flights of stairs to visit children in the hospital. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
The hit song β€œFeels Like We Only Go Backwards” by Tame Impala was written by frontman Kevin Parker as an accidental, subconscious continuation of the song β€œWalk In The Park” by Beach House en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fee…
Eleanor Roosevelt's maiden name was Roosevelt. Her and FDR were 5th cousins. Furthermore then President Theodore Roosevelt was the one to walk her down the isle and give her away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roo…
Today I Learned that after Bill Mazeroski hit the only Game 7 World Series walk-off homerun, the boy that retrieved the ball got it signed by him. Bill told him to keep it. The boy promptly used it in neighborhood ball games, and it was lost two weeks later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Men walk significantly slower when walking with a woman, but only when that woman is their romantic partner. If she's a friend or acquaintance they go at almost full speed. discovermagazine.com/envi…
The term β€œwalk-off win” was coined by Dennis Eckersley to signify walking off the mound as a pitcher to end a baseball game. mlb.com/glossary/standard…
When Clark Gable discovered the studio facilities for filming Gone With The Wind were segregated, he threatened to walk out of production until the segregation signs were taken down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
In the 18th century, the King of Denmark-Norway ordered clergy to walk the lands as "potato priests" to promote the cultivation of potatoes by the peasants. The campaign was a success and the potato became "more important than the constitution". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
When the hobble skirt became popular in the early 1900s, women got into accidents like falling or breaking their legs because the skirt made it harder to walk. The skirt was seen as unsafe by some and was even banned from some workplaces. edwardianpromenade.com/be…
Alligators Can High Walk youtu.be/DQ2djvdR9HE
Anatoly Solovyev, Russian Astronaut, holds the record for the most space walks, 16. nasa.gov/audience/forstud…
In the US in the late 19th Century it was briefly fashionable for people to form "13 Clubs" where they would dine in groups of 13, walk under ladders, spill salt at the table, etc. to demonstrate their lack of superstition. Several future US Presidents participated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Today I learned about the "Milverine" a man in Milwaukee who resembles the comic book hero Wolverine. He walks around shirtless outside, and is such a local hero he has his own bobblehead and beer. youtu.be/HDxixx4i7fg
Today I learned of Raymond Robinson, a severely disfigured man who only went out for walks late at night so as not to cause a panic. Urban legend spread about "The Green Man", a faceless monster that wandered the roads at night. People who heard the legend are often shocked to find out he was a real person. historydaily.org/green-ma…
Today I learned about a family in Turkey that walks on all fours due to a rare syndrome that strikes the areas of the brain that control balance. This rare mutation prevents proteins from distributing fat molecules correctly in the cells, which leads to defective nerve cells, brain damage, and loss of balance. sciencenordic.com/brain-d…
There are 2 stars dedicated to Harrison Ford on the Hollywood walk of fame. Harrison Ford the star of Indiana Jones / Star Wars, and Harrison Ford the star of the silent movie era 1915-1932. projects.latimes.com/holl…
Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" has a lyric that references Frank Herbert's Dune, "Walk without rhythm/and it won't attract the worm", and that the "tone of my voice" line is a nod to the Fremen's voices being weapons with the Weirding Module. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
In 1915, Kulbir Thapa was the first Nepalese Gurkha to receive the Victoria Cross. Thapa carried two wounded Gurkhas through No-Man’s-Land despite being wounded himself. When he went back a third time, German soldiers stopped firing and began clapping, allowing him to walk back to his own line. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kul…
A man who was paralyzed from a surfing accident neck injury was able to walk again from an experimental treatment. Stem cells from the man's own stomach fat were injected into his spinal cord to regenerate and repair the injury. goodmorningamerica.com/we…
Scientists know of nine species of shark that can walk across land oddee.com/scientists-disc…
Jay Berwanger, the first NFL #1 overall draft pick, never played professionally. He held out because he wanted to stay an amateur for the Olympics, yet he missed the cut, and then a salary dispute of $1,500 ($28,000 today) led him to walk away from the NFL. He later regretted this decision. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay…
In 2019, singer Mike Posner announced he would walk completely across the United States. On August 7, his walk was delayed a few weeks after he was bitten by a rattlesnake in Colorado and airlifted to a local hospital. He finished his walk across America on October 18, 2019. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
Calum MacLeod built a 2 mile stretch of road on the Isle of Raasay, Scotland. So his daughter wouldn't have to walk to 4 mile round journey to catch the bus to school. It took 10 years to complete and has been named Calum's Road en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
A person with a one-hour commute has to earn 40 per cent more money to be as satisfied with life as someone who walks to the office. econstor.eu/bitstream/104…
Today I learned about Douglas Stringfellow, a one-term congressman in the 1950s. He portrayed himself as a war hero who served in the OSS and lost use of legs while escaping the Germans. He was soon revealed as a fraud. He was injured by a mine but wasn't really paraplegic; he could walk easily with a cane. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dou…
Today I learned of Frasier the Sensuous Lion. He was an 18 y.o. lion (human equivalent of 80) who was adopted by a pride of females at an animal park. He was blind, had no teeth, and could barely walk, but ended up siring 35 cubs. kimcampion.com/miscellane…
Queen Elizabeth once went for a walk near her Balmoral estate with one of her protection officers and met some American tourists who didn’t recognise her. They asked her if she’d ever met the Queen and she said β€œNo”, then pointed to her officer and said β€œhe has”. They didn’t connect the dots. independent.co.uk/news/pe…
Today I learned about Raymond Robinson, also known as the Green Man and Charlie No-Face, a man badly injured in a childhood electrical accident and because of his appearanceβ€”rarely went out during daytime. Instead, he took long walks at night in western Pennsylvania, where locals would gather to search for him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray…
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/…
In the 1920's Lillian Alling attempted to walk from New York to Russia and made it all the way to Alaska before disappearing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil…
The Dorobo tribe of Kenya steal fresh meat from the mouths of lions. The method is thousands of years old; they find a pride that has had a fresh kill during daytime, then walk up to them while they’re feeding and cut off some meat. The lions are too startled to react and usually run away. youtube.com/watch?v=y3MTD…
Flea circuses using live fleas still exist. Operators choose fleas that show a predisposition to jump or walk, then harness them around their necks using thin gold wire and attach them to props which the fleas then move. Fleas are usually harnessed for the whole of their short lives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
Although Neil Armstrong is the first man to walk on the moon, the title of the first man to pee on the moon goes to Buzz Aldrin. zmescience.com/space/shor…

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