Today I learned of Charles Ramsey, a Cleveland man who was key in the rescue of 3 women & a child from over a decade of captivity in a neighbor's home. When word got out he was eating a Big Mac when he heard a woman's cries for help, over a dozen Ohio restaurants pledged to offer him a free burger anytime. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
, on April 7th 2007, a theater filled with parents and their kids who were there to see 'The Last Mimzy' were accidentally shown 'The Hills Have Eyes 2' which begins with a screaming, beaten and bloodied woman giving birth to a deformed newborn who is then killed herself with a rock to the head ctvnews.ca/family-film-au…
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…
A woman in Utah kept her dead husband in a freezer for ten years so she could collect his veteran's benefits. He left a notarized note saying she hadn't killed him. fox13now.com/2019/12/16/m…
In 1990 Disney wanted to put Minnie Mouse on the $5 bill of their in house currency and promote it as the first woman on a dollar bill. It was then revealed that Martha Washington on a $1 bill in 1891. In reality Pocahontas was even earlier, appearing on a $20 bill in 1863. sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-…
The Black Death was personified by an old woman carrying a rake and a broom. If she used the rake, some would survive in between the teeth of the rake. If she used the broom the whole population of an area would die wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_…
In 1999, an alleged prank from the 1970s made Disney recall 3.4 million copies of the videotape of the animation film the 'rescuers', as the movie showed frames of a topless woman, which were 'hidden' in a scene during postproduction more than 20 years earlier snopes.com/fact-check/the…
Police Woman, a 1974-1978 NBC TV show starring Angie Dickinson about a female cop caused an avalanche of applications for employment from women to police departments around the United States & was President Ford's favorite show, cancelling a press conference in order to avoid delaying an episode en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Al β€œScarface” Capone got his famous facial scars from saying β€œHoney, you got a nice ass and I mean that as a compliment, believe me" to a woman. He got knifed in the face and received eighty stitches for the remark because it offended her brother. worldhistoryproject.org/1…
Sriracha sauce was created in Sri Racha, Thailand by a woman named Madam La Orr Suwanprasop. After being blessed by a monk to do so, she began selling her famous sauce. The same monk suggested she name it after her hometown of Sri Racha. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri…
Several years after Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom, she returned to rescue her enslaved husband. When she found out he'd remarried another woman and didn't want to leave, she thought about making a scene, decided it wasn't worth it, and then led several other slaves to freedom instead en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
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
Not only was Marie Curie the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics and chemistry, but she was exposed doses of radiation that 100 years later her notebooks need to be kept sealed in a lead-lined box. blog.bir.org.uk/2015/09/0…
The first openly gay celebrity was actor Billy Haines. In the 1920s, Haines was a silent film star with films like The Midnight Express, Little Annie Rooney, and Navy Blues. Haines, who was under contract with MGM, was told to marry a woman by MGM. He refused and never acted again. hollywood.com/celebrities…
Today I learned of a woman who gave her neighbor a β€˜box of sex toys’ to hold on to. 6 months later the neighbor noticed a stench coming from her closet where the box was stored. She finally opened it and found a decomposing severed head inside. It was the original woman’s husband. nypost.com/2019/10/04/wom…
Coffee was so important in Turkish culture that under 15th-century law, a woman had the freedom to divorce her husband if he did not provide her with enough coffee didyouknowdaily.com/story…
Many of the tropes we associate with superheroes were invented by a woman, Baroness Emma Orczy, who wrote The Scarlet Pimpernel in 1905 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emm…
Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica, had her give birth there, and used the baby to reinforce its territorial claims atlasobscura.com/articles…
In 1918, microbiologist Alice Catherine Evan warned that raw milk should be pasteurized to protect people from various diseases. She was met with skepticism, particularly because she was a woman and did not have a Ph.D. During the 1920s, scientists around the world made the same findings en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
Today I learned of Ching Shih. Originally a prostitute who married a pirate, she ended up commanding a fleet of 20,000-40,000 pirates, battling the Portuguese empire, British empire, and Qing Dynasty at various stages. She married her adopted son, had two children with him and died a free woman at age 69. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Svetlana Savitskayaβ€”the second woman in spaceβ€”arrived at Mir (first modular space station) in 1982, she was greeted with an apron as a welcome present, and jokingly told to get to work in the kitchen by her fellow cosmonauts. spacecentre.co.uk/blog-po…
In 2015, Tu Youyou became the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize, for helping to create an anti-malaria medicine. In China, she is being called the "three noes" winner: no medical degree, no doctorate, and she's never worked overseas bbc.com/news/blogs-china-…
As many as 55% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage -- most often before a woman misses a menstrual period or even knows she is pregnant and that more than 80% of miscarriages occur within the first three months of pregnancy, mostly caused by chromosomal abnormalities. researchgate.net/publicat…
In ancient Greece throwing an apple to a woman was considered a marriage proposal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
A woman in Oklahoma was killed by a pack of wild wiener dogs. time.com/5280769/dog-atta…
After a woman murdered her husband and attempted suicide, their pet parrot who was the sole witness began repeating what's thought to have been their last conversation, including the words: "Don't shoot!" independent.co.uk/news/wo…
An Australian woman, Katherine Knight, stabbed her partner, Then proceeded to skin his body, put his head in a pot, and attempted to feed his flesh to his two children. The coroner also stated, that he was so perfectly skinned, that they were able to stitch the skin back onto his skinless body. murderpedia.org/female.K/…
Chainsaws were originally created to help with childbirth. If the baby was to large to fit through the birth canal, then the doctors had to cut parts of the pelvic bone with a chainsaw. Also, the woman that was giving birth was not given any anesthesia through this procedure. businessinsider.com/chain…
JFK refused to let Sammy Davis Jr perform at the White House because he was black and had married a white woman abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
The Macarena is a song about a woman cheating on her boyfriend with his two friends while he's being drafted into the military. lyricstranslate.com/en/ma…
The 5th oldest known tree on earth was burned down by a Floridian woman who was smoking meth inside it in 2012 clickorlando.com/news/201…
A woman told an auto shop she had to cancel her service appt. as her car was stolen. One of the 3 Tulsa men who own the auto shop called her back the next day to tell her he & his buddies are chasing her stolen car. With TPD dispatch, they got her car back after after a 15 min chase. newson6.com/story/3033136…
The game Candyland was invented by a woman during the polio pandemic. The woman, Eleanor Abbott, was recovering in hospital she created the game to entertain the children in her hospital wing as they were left by family members for long periods of time to recover. pbs.org/wgbh/americanexpe…
Bessie Coleman was an American Aviator and the first black woman to earn a pilot's license.Because flying schools in the United States denied her entry,she taught herself French and moved to France,earning her license from France's well-known Caudron Brother's School of Aviation in just 7 months biography.com/explorer/be…
In 1986, when a murdered woman was found by her husband in their LA apartment, the LAPD considered the case a botched burglary. The woman’s father said that an old lover of his daughter’s husband-an LA cop, was the murderer. He was proven right by a DNA match over 20 years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
Despite being hospitalized for E.Coli from eating at Chipotle, a 19-yr-old woman told her lawyer to ask for free Chipotle burrito coupons to be included in her settlement. Chipotle paid her an undisclosed sum of money plus gave her about 3 dozen free burrito coupons. foxnews.com/food-drink/ho…
Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman to run for president in 1972 & ran under the slogan β€œUnbought and Unbossed" history.com/news/shirley-…
Cassandra was a woman in Greek mythology cursed to utter true prophecies, but never to be believed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Mary, Queen of Scots was 5' 11" (1.8m) tall in an age when 5' 4" (1.63m) was considered tall for a woman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A woman was promised a Toyota after winning a contest, but was given a toy Yoda instead. She sued the company and was given the Toyota. snopes.com/fact-check/hum…
The first woman didn't run a mile in under 5 minutes until 1954. Today, most good high school track runners easily run a mile in under 5 minutes. runnersworld.com/races-pl…
The first recorded instance of a person living in three centuries was that of Margaret Ann Neve, a woman from the British island of Guernsey who lived from 1792 to 1903. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The woman in the 'woman yelling at the cat' meme was actually arguing with a group of people who were accusing her of making up her husband's abuse, who almost blinded her thetab.com/uk/2019/11/11/…
A Florida woman used the Pizza Hut app to get police help. Her boyfriend held her hostage with her children, and took her phone away. She convinced him to let her use the phone to order a pizza; she put in the comments: "Please help. Get 911 to me." Police arrived; the boyfriend was arrested. arstechnica.com/tech-poli…
Two doctors saved a woman’s life on an airplane by performing mid-air surgery on her with a coat hanger and silverware. They also used cognac to sterilise the equipment. It was on a flight from Hong Kong-London. They couldn’t land for help, as the increase in air pressure could kill her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
An Arkansas woman filed a lawsuit over artwork in The Little Mermaid, the VHS box art supposedly showing a penis shape and one scene appearing to show a clergyman's erection. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is an ancient chinese village of long-haired rapunzels and for the women, hair is their most prized possession. They grow their hair up to 6.8 feet long and were so sacred that until recently, no one was allowed to look at a woman’s loose locks except her husband and children. historydaily.org/ancient-…
The Dept. of Education has their own SWAT team. In 2011 they suspected a woman of a white collar crime so they raided her house at dawn. Except it wasn’t her home anymore so they held her ex husband and his 3 children. abajournal.com/news/artic…
In 2005 a woman in Arkansas survived hitting parking lot asphalt face-first during her first solo jump after her main chute failed and reserve malfunctioned, only to learn during surgery that she was pregnant. The baby also survived. people.com/celebrity/preg…
The finding of a 1,600 year old bog body in England was confused for the body of a woman who disappeared under suspicious circumstances in the 1960s. This caused her ex husband to confess to murdering her. After analysis revealed the body's age, he attempted to recant, but was still jailed. mg.co.za/article/1998-04-…
Today I learned of Alice Blunden, a woman who was so knocked out after having ingesting a large amount of poppy tea that a doctor pronounced her dead. She was quickly buried, but exhumed when people could hear her voice from the grave. She was so close to death, she was once again accidentally buried alive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
In a bra, cup size doesn’t measure breast size. It signifies the difference in measurement between ribcage and bust. A woman can wear an 80B and 75C bra the same. youngwomenshealth.org/201…
Divorce decrees in Canada circa 1950 could stipulate that a woman must remain chaste in order to continue receiving spousal support scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc…
The song β€œMacarena” by Los Del Rio is about a woman cheating on her boyfriend with two people (whoare his friends) at the same time. youtu.be/zWaymcVmJ-A
Today I learned of the KΓΆhler Effect: when one less-capable person works harder to match more-capable people in the same task. KΓΆhler Effect is strongest when a less-able man is paired with a more-capable woman, (thought to be because it's more embarrassing to men to be outperformed by a woman than a man). britannica.com/science/Ko…
Back in February a woman played violin during brain surgery so the surgeons could observe the parts of her brain she used to do so and avoid damaging her ability to play cnn.com/2020/02/19/world/…
In the 1950s, if a woman wanted to know if she was pregnant, she needed to get her urine injected into a frog to see if it would lay eggs. This was a mainstream method and thousands of frogs were exported around the world. theatlantic.com/science/a…
NYPD officer John Perry was turning in his retirement papers on 9/11 when the first plane struck. He asked for his badge back and ran to help. He was killed while assisting a woman in the south tower as it collapsed. nypdangels.com/nypd/perry…
A month after giving birth to her first child, a woman was rushed to the hospital for stomach pains. It was discovered she was in labor, giving birth to twins, and that she had 2 wombs. bbc.com/news/world-asia-4…
In 1909, New York passed a law forbidding women from smoking outdoors, due to its "immorality and sexuality." Only one woman was ever arrested and fined $5. She told reporters, "no man shall dictate to me." history.com/news/when-new…
A woman was elected to Congress before women’s suffrage. American women were given the right to vote in 1920, but Jeanette Rankin became the first woman in the U.S. federal office in 1916. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Today I learned about the fate of Concubine Qi at the hands of Lu Zhu. Regarded as the most beautiful woman in China, 'she had Qi's limbs chopped off, eyes gouged out, ears sliced off, forced her to drink a potion that made her mute, and thrown into a latrine. She called Qi a "human swine". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
Lindsay Lohan Filed a case against GTA 5 makers that a Character was based on her , so the judges threw the case out saying Lacy Jonas 's'indistinct, satirical representations of the style, look, and persona of a modern, beach-going young woman that are not reasonably identifiable as plaintiff.” polygon.com/2018/3/31/171…
A 34-yr-old French-UK woman named Emma Perrier was catfished by a 53-yr-old UK man who was using a 35-yr-old Turkish model's photos. She tracked down the real model, Adem Guzel, they hit it off via FaceTime; about a year later, he flew to London and they became a couple. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Of Dilsey Pope a woman of colour from Columbus, Georgia, who owned her husband as a slave. During an argument she sold her husband to a neighbour, when she was ready to reconcile he wouldn't sell him back. face2faceafrica.com/artic…
Today I learned about Stage Coach Mary - 63 year old, gunslinging, booze drinking, cigar smoking, fist fighting freed slave - and first black woman is U.S. history to deliver the mail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
In the 16th century a Ruthenian/Ukrainian woman was taken captive and brought to Istanbul as a slave. Her joyful spirit earned her a name Hurrem - "the Cheerful One”. She rose to become Suleiman's legal wife and "Queen of the Ottoman Empire" known in history as Hurrem Sultan or Roxelana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hur…
The Japanese dub of SpongeBob has Plankton voiced by a woman who gives the character a typical chibi voice youtu.be/l9Nwrz_5_vQ
The woman behind the Columbia Pictures image, Jenny Joseph, never modeled before & after that image. vintagenewsdaily.com/in-1…
Today I learned about Joyce Carol Vincent - a young woman who died and lay undiscovered in her flat for almost 3 years surrounded by undelivered christmas presents she had purchased for friends and family. theguardian.com/film/2011…
In 2003, a woman found a stolen painting worth $1 million in the trash on a NYC curb. She felt it "had power" and took it without knowing its origin or value. She spent 4 years researching it and discovered it’d been stolen in 1987. She got a $15,000 reward plus a % of its $1,049,000 sale price. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruf…
Coffee was SO important in Turkish Culture that under 15th century law, a woman could divorce her husband if he didn’t provide her with enough coffee! icytales.com/coffee-centu…
Today I learned about Josephine Myrtle Corbin, a woman born with four legs and two fully functional reproductive systems. She gave birth to five children, two on one side and three on the other. sites.utexas.edu/ransomce…
British WWII General, Bernard Montgomery, first courted a woman when he was in his late thirties in 1925. His approach to romance included "drawing diagrams in the sand of how he would deploy his tanks and infantry in a future war." Said young woman declined his proposal for marriage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Today I learned about Julia Pastrana, a Mexican woman who was toured around the world as "the bear woman". When she died in childbirth in 1860 her husband had her embalmed and continued touring. Her remains ended up in the basement of the University of Oslo. In 2013 she was finally laid to rest in Mexico. sciencedirect.com/science…
In 2015 a 66-year-old woman sued every single gay person in America time.com/3848666/nebraska…
The first reliable pregnancy tests involved doctors injecting women's urine into frogs; if they laid eggs without mating, the woman was pregnant. This test was called the "Hogben Test" and was used widely for about 20 years until doctors began injecting mice and rabbits instead. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Nikola Tesla once spent over $2,000 on an injured white pigeon. The amount includes building a device that comfortably supported her so her bones could heal. "I loved that pigeon as a man loves a woman, and she loved me. As long as I had her, there was a purpose to my life," he said of her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nik…
Penn Jillette has a patent for "the "Jill-Jet", a hot-tub jet specially angled for allowing a woman to masturbate against the water stream." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
A pregnant womans body contains more than twice the number of bones found in a normal healthy adult, because an unborn fetus has bones that haven't grown together yet. courses.lumenlearning.com…
There is a town in Nebraska called Monowi with a population of one. The only resident is a woman, Eiler who is the mayor, clerk, treasurer, librarian, bartender and the only person left in the US’ tiniest town. bbc.com/travel/gallery/20…
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson was the first African American woman to earn a doctorate from MIT, and the second in the US to earn a doctorate in physics. She was also made an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012 and awarded the National Medal of Science in 2014. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Today I learned of Toupie Lowther, the first openly lesbian woman in sport, who toured the tennis tournaments of Europe in her open-top Mercedes-Benz, had a science degree from the Sorbonne, was a fencer, a practitioner of jujitsu, and assembled a mutlinational all-woman ambulance unit she led to the WWI front. plutobooks.com/blog/five-…
Today I learned about "M", a woman from Massachusetts who, after a shingles episode, got a "constant, relentless itch" on her scalp - so severe, one night she scratched through the skull all the way into her brain newyorker.com/magazine/20…
Julie D'Aubigny a crossdressing lesbian woman sword-duelist whom killed men in duels, committed arson, and grave-robbed. therake.com/stories/icons…
Today I learned about Bill Richmond, a black slave who fought alongside the British during the Revolutionary War. He later moved to England where he became one of the world's most famous bare-knuckle boxers. An articulate, respected man, he married a white woman and attended George IV’s coronation ibhof.com/pages/about/ind…
Crazy Horse was raised by his aunt, Good Looking Woman. reelcontact.com/pages/how…
A 57 year old woman named Velma Thomas was presumed dead and taken off life support 17 hours before somehow pushing through. telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman" speech never contained that phrase. Truth was raised speaking Dutch in New York. Instead, a white woman retranscribed it 15 years later, embellishing her language to sound more like Southern slaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain…
The oldest still existing university in the world from around 800 A.D. was founded by a woman dw.com/en/fatima-al-fihri…
Today I learned of St. Martin de Porres - the Catholic patron saint of mixed-race people, barbers, innkeepers, public health workers, and all those seeking racial harmony. He was the illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman, Don Juan de Porres and Ana VelΓ‘zquez, a free woman of African-Native American descent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The world records for women's and men's discus throw is held by two East Germans. Furthermore the woman's world record, held by Gabriele Reinsch, is 76.80m making it 2.72m further than the men's world record, held by JΓΌrgen Schult, which is 74.08m. (Note: a woman's discus is lighter 1kg vs. 2kg) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
For decades, cartographers have made secret illustrations on Switzerland’s official topographical maps such as a spider, a naked woman, and a marmot, eluding the Swiss Federal Office of Topography for years before removal. The naked woman reclined for nearly 60 yrs in the municipality of Egg. eyeondesign.aiga.org/for-…
A Utah woman was allegedly murdered by her husband while on a murder mystery trivia cruise in Alaska. The event was a musical Sherlock Holmes-themed murder mystery trivia program, and some of her fellow passengers thought the screams coming from her cabin were part of the show. people.com/crime/alaska-c…
In Latin America, the children of a chinese man and a latin american indian woman are called "saltapatrΓ‘s", which literally means, "jump backwards" bbc.com/mundo/noticias-am…
Chamoy Thipyaso, a Thai woman who was convicted for running a pyramid scheme, received a prison sentence of 141,078 years, the longest known sentence in history. She only served 8 because at that time in Thai law, the maximum penalty for fraud was 20 years and she was granted early release. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
There is a woman in the Bible named the Witch of Endor. King Saul consults her to summon the spirit of the prophet Samuel for battle advice, after various attempts to consult God through sacred lots and prophets had failed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit…
Today I learned of Dawn Wells, the first woman to wear short shorts on television as she played Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island parade.com/253846/linzlow…
Bessie Coleman was not only the first African-American woman to hold a pilot's licence, but also the first Native American to do so. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bes…
The official rulebook of wife-carrying states that the woman that a male competitor is carrying does not have to be his actual wife - the rulebook allows carrying a wife that is "your own, or the neighbour's, or you may have found her further afield". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wif…

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