1950 Dead on Office Desk
3281 Christina Hendricks-After Christina Hendricks got her role of Joan Holloway on Mad Men, her agency said, “It’s a period piece, it’s never going to go anywhere. We need you to make money and this isn’t going to make money.” They ended up firing her from the agency.
1724 Alan Ralsky
3970 Pathological Grooming-Psychiatrists have redefined “Pathological Grooming” such as skin-picking, hair-pulling, and nail-biting as similar to OCD, and they are considered often to be virtually uncontrollable.
35 restaurants in China were busted or under investigation for dosing food with opium poppy in order to get customers hooked.
4120 Whale fall-When a whale dies and its carcass falls into the Bathyal or Abyssal zone of the ocean floor, it can sustain a complex localized ecosystem of deep-sea organisms for decades. This is called a “whale fall”.
3133 Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge-In 1848, to begin construction on the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, engineers needed to secure a line across the 800-foot chasm. The lead engineer held a kite-flying contest and eventually paid a local boy $5 for securing the first line over the river.
In 2014, Taylor Swift accidentally released 8 seconds of white noise on iTunes for $1.29. It became #1 in Canada almost immediately before being removed.