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Learning New Things Everyday May 2018



So this is what I learned last month and the day I learned it. 

1st – 1892’s Haunted castle is considered the first horror movie and the first vampire movie.

 haunted castle

2nd– REM’s first live appearance on TV was in 1983, on the David Letterman Show.

 3rd– Searchers looking for Malaysian flight 307, discovered two 19th century ship wrecks.

 4th– The singer Kesha, claims her song Supernatural is about her sexual encounter with a ghost she had when she was in Kenya.


 5th Of the over 500 people on the FBI’s Most wanted List, only 10 have been women, 4 of them were 60’s radicals accused of murder.

6th– Reporter Ann Royal forced president John Quincy Addams to give her an interview by stealing his clothes when he was skinny dipping and refused to give them back until he talked to her.

 7th– Sean Flynn Earl Flynn’s son, disappeared as a cameraman during the Vietnam war and has never been found.

8th Arrow De Wilde, lead singer of the LA punk rock band Starcrawler, is the daughter of photographer Autumn De Wilde.


9th– Ounce for ounce vanilla is more valuable than silver.  

 10thObsessive nose picking is called Rhinotillexomania.

11th– Brenda Lee was 13 when she recorded Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.

12th Jacuzzi is a brand name; the company also makes toilets.

 13th The movie John Wick changed it title form Scorned because Kenuea Reeves liked the name John Wick so much.


14th Police Academy 4 through 7 all scored 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.

 15th In Greek mythology Eris (or cupid to the romans) had two arrows one with golden tips that made the person shot with them fall in love with the first person they see, and one with lead tips that made the person who was the target of the golden arrows affection feel disgust towards them.

 16th– Stubs the cat was the mayor of Taleentna Alaska for nearly 20 years.


17th – The same model of a German submarine as used in Raiders of the Lost Arc and Das Boot.

 18th– The Beatles put in their contracts that when they were in America they would not play in segregated concerts.

 19th– Dublin Ireland started as a Viking slave trade center.

20th– All though goats and sheep can have offspring, a sheep has 54 chromosomes and a goat has 60.

 21st Aubrey Plaza took a picture with Donald Trump when she was wearing an elf costume.

 trump and elf

22nd.Seth Greene and George Lucas made over 30 episodes of the cartoon parody Star Wars Detours;, before Disney bought the franchise and put the show on hold indigently.

23rd – The FBI investigation in to the DB Cooper hijacking, file was over 40 tall and they had over 1000 suspects, al but 24 have been exonerated.

24th– In a 2013 pole 4% of American voters believe that Lizard Men rule everything.

 lizard man

25 _- The Battle of Attu in Alaska was the only land battle during World War Two that was fought on US soil. 

 26    The Gardner Museum heist was the largest property theft in the US.

 27th Admiral Akbar in the Return of the Jedi was not a man in a suit but a giant puppet.


28th From 1945 to 1995 the Communist Government of Mongolia made it illegal to search for the fables Mongolian death Worm, since they didn’t believe it existed and was a waste of resources.

 29th– The term footage comes from the fact that film was originally measured by the foot.

 30th In 2012 Big Been was named Elizabeth Tower, after the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth.

big ben

31stIn Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained. 

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