Car trunks got emergency release handles because a middle aged woman and her husband escaped being kidnapped and fought for it until it became a requirement atlasobscura.com/articles…
African elephants often bury dead or sleeping humans or aid them when they are hurt. One woman fell asleep under a tree and woke to find an elephant standing over her gently touching her. As other elephants arrived they buried her under branches. She was found the next morning unharmed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Today I learned of French telecom CEO Didier Lombard, who was found guilty of moral harassment after 18 employees committed suicide under his leadership from 2008 to 2010, including an employee who stabbed himself in the stomach during a staff meeting and a woman who threw herself out of a window. cbc.ca/news/world/french-…
A human skull recovered in the back garden of broadcaster Sir David Attenborough belonged to a woman murdered in 1879 bbc.com/news/uk-england-l…
A woman sued a TV weatherman after he predicted a sunny day, causing her to go out lightly dressed - and when it turned stormy, she caught the flu, missed 4 days’ work, spent $38 on medication, and suffered stress. The case was settled out of cΠΎurt for $1000, and the weatherman apologised to her kahanelaw.com/wacky-wedne…
Frederick the Great, Prussian Monarch from 1740 to 1786, known for his tactical genius on the battlefield, is considered by historians to be primarily homosexual in orientation. Following a demoralizing defeat, he wrote "Fortune has it in for me; she is a woman, and I am not that way inclined." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Cher was the first woman to regularly display her belly button on television, becoming the first woman to do so in front of a live studio audience in 1971 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cul…
When John Lennon performed "Woman Is the N****r of the World" on the Dick Cavett Show, Cavett was told to apologise for the song's content before the performance. The show received about 600 letters of complaint - but all criticized Cavett's apology, not the song's lyrics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
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…
Today I learned of people who drill holes into their skulls and advocate the health benefits. They call it "Trepanning" and believe it can benefit brain health and mood disorders. Two men in Utah were charged for performing the procedure on a woman without a medical license. There is no evidence of benefit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
Today I learned about Hannah Sabata, a 19 year old Nebraska woman who stole $6000 from a bank in 2012. After the crime she immediately posted a video to YouTube titled "Chick Bank Robber" where she held bundles of cash up to the camera and bragged about what she'd done. She was caught the same day. cbsnews.com/news/self-pro…
In 2004, a woman's steel chastity belt triggered a security alarm at the metal detector. The woman explained that her husband had forced her to wear the device to prevent an extramarital affair while she was on vacation in Greece. She continued her flight to London on the pilot's authority. abc.net.au/news/2004-02-0…
Today I learned of Mamitu Gashe, an Ethiopian woman who suffered from an obstetric fistula as a teen. She remained at the free hospital where it was repaired to help out with chores. Over time her responsibilities grew, until she became one of the leading surgeons in her field without formal medical education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mam…
Today I learned about "Mitochondrial Eve", the most recent woman from whom all living humans descend in an unbroken line through their mothers. Estimates for her age are highly uncertain, with a range of times from 180,000 to 580,000 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit…
A small village in Japan claims that Jesus survived crucifixion by changing places with his brother Isukiri and journeyed across Siberia to Japan, where he raised a family with a woman named Miyuko and lived to the age of 106. Celebrations are held at his burial place in the village every year. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Today I learned about a woman who received double hand transplant has regained nearly all function two years on news.sky.com/story/woman-…
Credit Card Information can be stolen wirelessly from an arms length while you still have them in your purse. Thieves wirelessly scanned a credit card in a woman's purse while she exited her vehicle outside a Walmart store and then used it while she was still inside the store. abc11.com/mandy-lopez-hol…
Today I learned of Manto Mavrogenous who was a rich, aristocratic woman from Mykonos, Greece. She equipped, manned, & privateered fleets and armies at her own expense to fight the Ottoman Turks in 1822. When the war was over, she was awarded the rank of Lieutenant General by Greece. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, saved a baby's life whilst filming Carpool Karaoke. A hysterical woman approached the set screaming "My baby can’t breathe”, Kiedis calmly took the child and restored it's breathing through CPR. He then resumed filming the show. radiox.co.uk/artists/red-…
Twins are becoming more common than ever. Around 1915, 1 in every 50 babies born was a twin, a rate of 2%. The rate increased to 3.3% by 2010 (1 in every 30 babies born is a twin). Scientists believe that older woman tend to have more twins and couples tend to start families later nowadays. verywellfamily.com/increa…
In 2004, a woman in Covington, Georgia, tried to pay a $1,675 tab at WalMart using a forged $1 million bill featuring a picture of the Statue of Liberty. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
The song "Hello Ma Baby" was nearly 60 years old when sung by the cartoon frog. It's the oldest known song to mention the telephone, and the first about a man falling in love with a woman he never met via technology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
In 2015, a woman named Diana Airoldi only got her internet fixed after six full weeks after complaining to the CEO of Comcast's mother. bgr.com/2015/02/10/why-is…
In 2016, a Utah woman sued herself for the wrongful death of her own husband. The woman was driving with her husband when she flipped her car, killing him. Because she was his named heir, the woman sued herself on behalf of her husband's estate and ultimately inherited the money from the suit. claimsjournal.com/news/we…
A man tried to rob a woman who was standing alone outside her apartment in Rio de Janeiro. The young woman turned out to be MMA fighter Polyana Viana, who proceeded to punch and kick the man and subdue him until the police arrived. abc.net.au/news/2019-01-0…
At the height of their popularity in the 1990's baseball card manufacturers produced an estimated 81 BILLION cards per year. That's about 325 cards per every man, woman, and child in the United States. failuremag.com/article/th…
Today I learned about Whipping Tom of 1681, a nickname given to a serial spanker in London. He would wait for an unaccompanied woman, grab her, lift her dress and slap her buttocks whiles shouting "Spanko!" before fleeing. Vigilantes would dress in women's clothing and patrol the areas he was known to operate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Today I learned of Hawaii's "Forbidden Isle", an island bought by a Scottish woman for $10,000 in 1864. Access to the island or its 170 inhabitants requires special permission from the woman's great-great grandsons, who still own and control the island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ni%…
The worlds first known author was a woman named Enheduanna. She was a high priestess who composed hymns, prayers, psalms and poetry more than 4000 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enh…
Shi Pei Pu, Peking opera singer performing female roles, caught French diplomat Bernard Boursicot in honeypot, passing as a woman, marrying him, retracting his testicles to keep illusion. Both were tried in France for spying for China on 1986, and Boursicot then learnt his real gender en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
United Airlines had assured a blind woman that they would help her off the plane but only after the other passengers had gotten off, before forgetting about her and locking the plane up with her in it after everybody else had left. cbc.ca/news/canada/britis…
It is possible for humans to win a fight against a leopard, as in the case of a 56-year-old woman who killed an attacking leopard with a sickle and spade, and survived with heavy injuries en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
Today I learned about Helga de la Brache. A woman who grew up in lower class circumstances but succesfully posed as a Swedish princess for years. Convincing even the Swedish royal family who gave her a pension and "furniture befitting a princess." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Adultery is a felony in the state of Michigan, and when a Married Woman and Single Man commit adultery, the male is also guilty of a felony legislature.mi.gov/(S(fko…
In 2015, a British woman began receiving threatening emails from a stalker that included pictures of her in public she had no idea were being taken. When she contacted authorities, they told her the emails were coming from inside her house. It turned out to be her husband. mamamia.com.au/amanda-pla…
Bob Marley gave a credit on "No Woman, No Cry" to one of his friends who ran a soup kitchen, to ensure the royalty checks would keep it open. ledgernote.com/blog/inter…
The 1936 film 'Circus' - Stalin's favourite and the most successful of all time within the Soviet Union - was about an American woman with a Mixed Race son, who finds acceptance in the USSR. The movie's climax had the boy being held and sung to lovingly by various Soviet ethnic groups. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cir…
Loreta Janeta Velazquez was a Cuban-American woman who masqueraded as a male Confederate soldier during the Civil War. She was in essence a 19th century Mulan. battlefields.org/learn/bi…
Today I learned of Erin Bolster, a woman who saved the life of a boy and his horse by charging at a grizzly bear head on. She’d been out riding when she spotted the bear chasing the pair. So, she charged at it three times and drove it away. Her horse was a leased one. After the incident, she bought him. spokesman.com/stories/201…
An elderly Rwandan woman saved the lives of over 100 Tutsis by hiding them in her home and scaring away Hutus by claiming her home was inhabited by ghosts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zur…
A woman in France received a telephone bill of nearly 12 quadrillion euros. The phone company initially told her there was nothing they could do to amend the statement and offered to set up instalments to pay off the bill. Eventually, they admitted their mistake, and waived it altogether bbc.com/news/world-europe…
The first person to survive going over Niagra Falls in a barrel was a 63 year old woman named Annie Edson Taylor. She was hoping to make enough money from her fame to become financially secure, but never got much, in part because her manager stole her barrel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
Emperor Wu of Jin had so many women he could choose to sleep with, that he didn't know who to choose. So, he rode a small cart pulled by a goat and he would sleep with whichever woman managed to stop the goat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
In 2014 during a hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Toronto Maple Leafs, a woman performing the U.S. national anthem lost her mic and the Canadian fans joined in to help her finish the Star Spangled Banner. youtube.com/watch?v=oMIYO…
In 1986, a French woman studied for months so she could learn how to fly a helicopter. Then she rented one, flew it over a prison and grabbed her husband, a convicted bank robber, from the prison's roof. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
A number of roman era wooden tablets were found in Hadrian's wall in 1973. They contain correspondence of soldiers stationed there, including a birthday invitation written by a woman and a letter from a soldier's mom, telling him that she sents new pairs of underpants and socks petersommer.com/blog/arch…
In 1963 Barbie introduced a teenaged β€œbabysitter” Barbie which was sold with a doll-sized book titled "How To Lose Weight," and read β€œDon’t Eat.” Babysitter Barbie also came with a pink scale, with the weight permanently reading 110, 35 pounds less than a woman her height should weigh groovyhistory.com/barbie-…
Today I learned about Ε evala ZildΕΎiΔ‡, the first Muslim woman doctor in Yugoslavia, that went to an all boys school throughout elementary/high school, in order to pursue her dreams of going to medical school. muslimgirl.com/why-you-sh…
In 1719 miners found a body in a disused tunnel. It was so well preserved by the naturally occurring copper sulfate in the mine that it remained on display for 30 years. Eventually, a woman recognized him as her fiancΓ© who had disappeared in March 1677, 42 years before he was found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fet…
In 1957 at an MLB game a woman was hit by a foul ball. It broke her nose. The game was paused as medics came to tend to her. As they carried her away on a stretcher, play resumed and a foul ball then struck her as she was being carried off by the medics. The second ball broke a bone in her knee. billy-ball.com/2010/04/de…

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