Just amazing song and performance!
- prior to Jaws (1975) and Star Wars (1977), summers were considered the “graveyard season” for movie releases
- James Blunt “sold his sister” on EBay as a “damsel in distress” when she could not find transportation to a funeral. She ended up marrying the man that won the auction.
- Ed McGivern was able to fire five shots at five yards into a silver dollar in 45/100ths of a second, shoot six hand-thrown clays, shoot a dime on the fly and that his Guinness world record for “The greatest rapid-fire feat” still stands (1932).
- Orca’s will drown great white sharks by holding them upside down in their mouth and inducing tonic immobility. They then eat their liver and let them sink to the bottom of the ocean.
- Nepalese Sherpa climbed to the summit of Mount Everest from base camp in just over 8hrs.
- After the Titanic sank, the families of the band members were billed By White Star Line for the cost of the uniforms worn as the band members died.
- the most common hypothesis for the cause of motion sickness is that it functions as a defense mechanism against neurotoxins. When feeling motion but not seeing it or vice versa, the brain will conclude that the discordance is due to poison ingestion. It then responds by inducing vomiting.
- King George V’s physician gave the dying king a lethal dosage of morphine and cocaine to hasten his death so that it could be announced in the morning edition of The Times rather than “less appropriate evening journals”
A very Christian woman marries a very Christian man. Following the words of the Bible, “Be fruitful and multiply,” they have many children. 16 over the course of 18 years, to be exact.
A few years later, the husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. The lady remarries another man, and they have 17 children over the course of 22 years. The woman’s second husband dies of old age.
The woman herself dies a few years later. At her funeral, her sister remarks, “Well, at least they’re finally together.”
“Who? She and her husbands?” asks the pastor.
“No,” says the sister. “Her legs.”