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…
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…
Stevie Nicks is the only woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame TWICE. Once for Fleetwood Mac and a second time for her solo career. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The first female pregnancy test was in the 1950s and involved injecting a woman's urine into a female frog's skin. If the woman was pregnant, then within 5-12 hours, the female frog would lay eggs. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Pakistan, a profiled Islamic nation, democratically elected a female Prime Minister in 1988 and 1993, Benazir Bhutto, thus becoming the first muslim majority nation lead by a woman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
In 2001 Stan Lee was given the opportunity to re-imagine DC's Justice League and he made Batman black, Wonder Woman Hispanic and The Flash a teenage girl. indianexpress.com/article…
When a 30-yr-old woman in Canada was shot in her left breast, her silicone breast implant deflected the bullet away from her vital organs; her injuries were only broken ribs and damaged implants. It's the first recorded incident of a breast implant deflecting a bullet. cnn.com/2020/04/21/americ…
A guide dog named Roselle led a group of people including her blind owner down 78 flights of stairs before the North Tower collapsed on 9/11. She only stopped to give kisses to a woman who was having a panic attack. money.cnn.com/galleries/2…
Matthew McConaughey originally auditioned with Kate Winslet for 'Titanic' (1997) and was confident he got the role of Jack, but Leonardo DiCaprio interviewed next and James Cameron said every woman in the building showed up for the meeting so he thought, 'maybe I should cast this guy'. thewrap.com/james-cameron…
Dog Poop Girl (2005) is one of the first reported occurrences of doxing (publicly broadcasting private or identifying information). A young woman's dog pooped in a train. She refused to pick it up despite requests. Pictures were shared in Korea. She was publicly shamed and quit university. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog…
Mae Jemison was the first African American woman in space. She also was a doctor in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, started her own business, writes children’s books, has produced and directed modern dance plays, and was also in a few episodes of Star Trek. womenshistory.org/educati…
After all the local swans were eaten by Alligators a Florida woman wrote to Queen Elizabeth for assistance. The Queen provided two royal Swans. The Swans alive in Lakeland today are their direct descendants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
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…
Harriet Tubman was the first woman to lead an armed assault in the Civil War, leading a raid into South Carolina that rescued 750 enslaved people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
A woman gave birth to her own grandchild. 61-year old Cecile Eledge served as the gestational surrogate for her son and his husband, carrying to term a baby created from her son's sperm and her son's sister-in-law's egg. β€œI just never hesitated,” Eledge said. β€œIt was unconditional love." nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-o…
The average man shouldn't have more than 36g of added sugar and the average woman shouldn't have more than 25g per day. To put that into perspective a can of soda has 40g of sugar in it. heart.org/en/healthy-livi…
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…
Today I learned of John Nixon, an 88-year-old former commando who attacked five robbers who were mugging a woman. He was stabbed in the hands and head after trying to disarm one of them. They fled afterwards, leaving empty handed. Nixon survived the encounter and recovered in hospital. standard.co.uk/news/crime…
Marie SkΕ‚odowska-Curie is not only the first woman to win the Nobel Prize but also the first person to win it twice in two different fieldss genius.substack.com/p/gen…
, 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…
A woman faked her entire tragedy and the loss of her husband during the 9/11 attacks and became President of the Support Network in New York. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
Angela Morley, the first openly transgender woman to be nominated for an Academy Award, was John Williams’ primary orchestrator throughout the 1970s and 1980s. She helped write and arrange the scores for Star Wars, ET, The Empire Strikes Back, Home Alone, Superman, and Schindler’s List. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Stethoscope was invented because the inventor felt uncomfortable placing his ear directly onto a woman's chest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Aaron Burr married at age 77 to a woman that was well-off. She realized her fortunes were dwindling because of his land speculations, and filed for divorce. It was granted on the day of his death. Her lawyer? Alexander Hamilton, Jr., who was graduating college when his father died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aar…
A viking grave of a woman warrior was dug up, and contrast to the skeletal evidence, it was assumed to be male due to the weapons in the grave. Even after DNA testing proved she was female, claims were then tried to be made that the bones got mixed up. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
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 1857, a woman named Hannah Crafts escaped her owner by dressing up as a man and pretending to be white. She later wrote a book called The Bondwoman's Narrative, but didn't publish it. It was found years later in a New Jersey attic and was finally authenticated and published in 2002. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
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-…
Today I learned of Chevalier d'Γ‰on - a French spy, dragoon and ambassador who had lived life both as man and woman. Their autopsy indicated they were intersex, and presented masculine in their early life for sake of inheritance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
When Renault was planning to release a model called Zoe, a woman named Zoe Renault sued the company to make them change the car's name. However, the court allowed Renault to release the Zoe, which has become the all-time top selling electric car in the French market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…
Today I learned of the Pharaoh Sesostris who would erect columns in the place he conquered. If the cities fought bravely he included a description of the battle, if they were cowardly he'd draw a woman's vulva. perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/…
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…
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_…
Companies don't follow the existing standard for the sizing of women's clothes. In 1937 a woman with a 32" bust would wear a size 14. In 1967 it was an 8. Then in 2011, it was a size 0. More expensive brands of women's pants tend to be smaller than those from cheaper brands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
A 47-year-old woman called Tammy Sexton, in Birmingham, Alabama was shot in the head by her husband with a .380-caliber handgun and not only did she survive, she managed to make herself a cup of tea and offered one to a police officer. al.com/pr/2009/06/gunshot…
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
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…
Today I learned of 'The Comet', a sci-fi short story written in 1920 by American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois. It tells the story of a Black man and White woman who survive when the population of New York is obliterated. It is credited by many as the foundation for writers of Afrofuturism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1803, a group of Japanese fishermen encountered a strange boat containing a young woman described as beautiful and strange. She had red eyebrows, about 18 or 20 years old, at a height of 1.5 meters, with pale skin and red hair. The frightened fishermen returned her to the sea faena.com/aleph/articles/…
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…
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…
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…
After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart started her own fashion line. Unconventional materials such as parachute silk and textile from airplane wings were used in some designs, and she gave a nod to her love of aviation with buttons shaped like propellers. history.com/news/amelia-e…
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…
A few months before the murders O.J. Simpson had received "a fair amount of" military training – including use of a knife – for a pilot for Frogmen an β€œA Team type of series” where he holds a knife to the throat of a woman in one scene en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._…
Today I learned about the Babushka Lady, an unknown woman present during the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy who might have photographed the events that occurred in Dallas's Dealey Plaza at the time President John F. Kennedy was shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
For every year a woman breastfed it lowers her risk of breast cancer by 4.3% mdanderson.org/publicatio…
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…
A woman sued the comedian Gallagher for $100K when she got hit by a stuffed penguin with a fire extinguisher in it; when the case went to trial in 1993, the court sided with Gallagher, who took the stand and made as many laughs as his typical show would articles.latimes.com/1993…
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…
When Ray Davies of The Kinks took his first driving test, he ran a woman over. When he got out to help her, he forgot to put the handbrake on and the car rolled over her shopping. newstatesman.com/culture/…
The USSR was the world's 2nd largest economy post-WW2 & the world's largest exporter of arms. By the 1940's Stalin announced that illiteracy had been eliminated & the USSR would produce the world's 1st satellite, the 1st human being in space & the 1st woman in space. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sov…
Today I learned about the Great Stork Derby, a contest held by a Toronto financier and practical joker which bequeathed the residue of his significant estate to the woman in Toronto who could produce the most children in the decade following his death. Two women won and were each given $1.91m in today's dollars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Alabama prosecutors tried to charge a woman with manslaughter because she had a miscarriage after being shot during an argument en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
"You're Beautiful" by James Blunt is actually about a junkie stalking a woman in a subway. [Video - 0:57] youtube.com/watch?v=tkWM9…
Today I learned about Sarah Rosetta Wakeman who was a woman that served in the Union Army During the American Civil War. Serving under a fake name, she was given the position of prison guard. During here time at the prison one of the female inmates there was doing time for the same crime she was committing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
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…
John Quincy Adams, 6th US President, was the first President to not to have been a founding father. The first son of a president to be elected. The first to marry a woman born outside the United States. history.com/news/john-qui…
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…
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…
The oldest university in the world is in Africa and was founded by a Muslim woman. It's called University of al-Qarawiyyin and was founded in 859 in Fez, Morocco. Runner up is the University of Bologna founded 1088 in Bologna, Italy and was the first institution to use the term university. uaq.ma/
On the side of Prussia in the Napoleonic War a woman named Friederike KrΓΌger served disguised as a soldier and after the discovery of her gender was not only NOT thrown out of the army, but was allowed to continue fighting and was even promoted several times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
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…
A woman named Chamoy Thipyaso, an employee of the Petroleum Authority for Thailand was convicted of corporate fraud on July 27, 1989 and had the longest prison sentence ever with 141,078 years historycollection.com/fin…
A Bangladeshi woman was still pregnant with twins in a second uterus after she gave her first birth only 26 days ago bbc.com/news/world-asia-4…
A Kansas woman drove her car 1,000,000 miles in just 5 years. caranddriver.com/news/a25…
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…
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…
Heteropaternal Superfecundation is referred to as a form of twinning where genetically the twins are half siblings or they have different fathers. In 2013, a New Jersey woman found out her twin daughters have different Daddy thru DNA test when she sought for child support on her partner. abc7ny.com/paterson-new-j…
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-…
Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica, had her give birth there, and used the baby to reinforce its territorial claims atlasobscura.com/articles…
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…
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…
Lorri Bagley, the actress who played the woman in the famous skinny dipping scene from the film Tommy Boy, had actually dated Chris Farley in 1993. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lor…
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…
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…
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…
Ulpia Severina was the only woman to have ruled over the whole Roman Empire, ruling from 270-275 AD en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulp…
Today I learned that Grover Cleveland became the first sitting president to get married. He married a woman 27 years younger than him, Frances Folsom, whom he had literally known since her birth. After Folsom's father died when she was 11, Cleveland became her legal guardian. history.com/this-day-in-h…
There is a tribe in Vanuatu that worships Prince Phillip as a divine being. They believe that he is the son of an ancient mountain spirit that travelled over seas to marry a powerful woman and will in time return to them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Cassandra was a woman in Greek mythology cursed to utter true prophecies, but never to be believed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
A woman in Oklahoma was killed by a pack of wild wiener dogs. time.com/5280769/dog-atta…
Today I learned about Marie Pantalon. A French woman in 1850 that decided to become a Gold Digger. She pretended to be a man to get to California, worked like any man, wielded a gun to defend her claims, and dressed in pants, unthinkable at the time, eventually obtained official permission to wear the pants. revealingthepast.com/2019…
A frog was the mainstream pregnancy test in the 1950s. If a woman’s urine injected into the frog caused it to lay eggs, then the woman was pregnant. theatlantic.com/science/a…
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…
In ancient Greece throwing an apple to a woman was considered a marriage proposal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
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…
Dr. William Marston is the creator of Wonder Woman and the "lie detector" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
California comes from the Arabic word Caliph, named after a fictional island in a Spanish novel that was ruled by a black Arabic woman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ori…
The character β€˜Jimmy Neutron’ was voiced by a woman. poststar.com/lifestyles/s…
In the opening credits of the TV show Three's Company the woman Jack sees right before he falls off his bike is Suzanne Somers in a wig. youtube.com/watch?v=9rS7i…
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…
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/…
The Ancient Greek author Diodorus Siculus wrote that the people of Spain's Balearic Islands loved to be naked & loved women. The Greeks called the islands Gymnesiae meaning naked (Ξ³Ο…ΞΌΞ½ΞΏΞ―) & legend states the the inhabitants would give 3 or 4 men as ransom for 1 woman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
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…
A woman from the turn of the 20th century would sell people the time by letting them look at her watch wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_B…
Today I learned of the Montparnasse derailment in Paris. A train entered the station too fast, crashed through a wall, and fell 33 feet before landing on its nose and killing a woman standing below. A guard was fined 25 francs as he'd been preoccupied with paperwork and failed to apply the emergency handbrake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
LL Cool J's wife wouldn't talk to him for 2 weeks after she saw the "Doin' It" music video, which features a woman licking his face. youtu.be/3Pcrasl6trU
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 Statue of Liberty was originally designed in the 1860s for Egypt. Named 'Progress Carrying the Light to Asia', French sculptor FrΓ©dΓ©ric Auguste Bartholdi modelled the statue after an Egyptian woman dressed in a veil. Due to costs, the idea was rejected, and a lighthouse was erected instead. architecturaldigest.com/s…

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