TIL there is a fictional brand of cigarettes that multiple TV shows, films, and video games use called Morleys.
TIL John F. Kennedy took meth to manage pain from war injuries and “to keep his youthful image”
Nas - N.Y. State of Mind (Illmatic 1994)
Played 754 times. via hip hop cassette.
Roger McGuinn — It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) - 1969
Played 4,845 times. via The Swinging Sixties.
TIL that Frank Sinatra’s death coincided with the Seinfeld series finale. Sinatra’s ambulance was able to arrive to his house and then the hospital quickly because of low traffic due to much of Los Angeles being inside to watch the show
TIL Windows 95 was the second most installed piece of software on computers in 1995; video game DOOM was first.
TIL in 2005, Scarlett Johansson once auditioned for what was supposed to be a role for ‘Mission: Impossible III’, but turned out to be an audition by Scientology matchmakers for who would be Tom Cruise’s new wife, which she politely turned down.
TIL Four days after the Hillsborough disaster, in the European Cup semi-final between AC Milan v Real Madrid, the referee blew his whistle two minutes into the game to stop play and hold a minute’s silence for those who lost their lives. Halfway through, AC Milan fans sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.